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White House Lowers Flag for McCain. What They Did Next Triggered Massive Backlash.

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Early Monday morning, the White House flag was lowered to half staff over the weekend in memory of Sen. John McCain who passed away from brain cancer. However, on Monday, the flag was raised to full staff prompting a flood of criticism.

President Trump has not made an official proclamation regarding McCain as he has done other prominent figures like Sen. John Glenn, First Lady Barbara Bush, and Rev. Billy Graham.

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Trump and McCain had a contentious relationship.

In June 2015, after Trump said of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people,” McCain accused him of “firing up the crazies.”

One month later, in Iowa, Trump said he didn’t consider McCain a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam, asserting, “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” After he was criticized, Trump refused to apologize. McCain responded to Trump’s remarks by saying Trump should apologize “to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict.”

McCain was held prisoner in Vietnam for 5 ½ years; roughly one year into his imprisonment, McCain’s father was named commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. That prompted the North Vietnamese to offer McCain an opportunity to be released. They saw the offer as a propaganda victory and an opportunity to demoralize other American POWs. McCain refused the offer, causing the North Vietnamese to increase his torture with intense beatings; he attempted suicide twice. Two years of his imprisonment were spent in solitary confinement in a windowless 10-by-10-foot cell.

In September 2016, after the tape was released in which Trump spoke of grabbing women “by the p****” and said “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star,” McCain stated, “Donald Trump’s behavior make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy,” adding there were “no excuses” and that “he alone bears the burden of his conduct.”

In 2017, McCain intensified the anger between the two men when he refused to support the repeal of ObamaCare that Trump and the GOP favored. That tanked the effort by the GOP.

Now, is it possible that Trump put the flag back up so soon because of the contentious relationship he shared with McCain?

One would hope that, despite the fact the man wasn’t exactly dedicated to conservative principles, Trump would at least be able to show him the respect he is due for his military service to his country. It seems a bit childish for the president to react in such a way, but, then again, the current commander-in-chief has been known to hold grudges.

Let’s hope that’s not the case here and that Trump chooses the classier road.

Source: Daily Wire

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DC Mayor Now Bribing Children to Get Vaccine with Gift Cards, AirPods

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The Biden Administration is coming to a startling realization in recent weeks, as the number of folks who aren’t vaccinated approaches the number of folks who won’t be vaccinated. As it stands today, about half to the nation is inoculated, with the other half largely unwilling to go down that road.  In order to reach herd immunity, experts suggest that as many as 70% of us will need to have COVID antibodies – a fact that has prompted a number of municipalities to work up programs to entice Americans to get the jab. In DC, they are now targeting children with these incentives. Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday the city will offer cash and goodies to children from August 7 as gifts for those who receive their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Bowser previewed the August reward program saying, “All DC youth can claim their free COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] vaccine” at three locations in D.C., adding the “youth can receive a $51 VISA gift card.” Additional prizes will see, “The first 400 youth to get vaccinated at each site will have the option to forgo their gift card and instead receive a pair of AirPods.” And the parents are being targeted as well. She revealed other enticements, saying “parents/guardians will also get one $51 VISA gift card,” adding the gift cards are “per child vaccinated,” which could be lucrative for families with multiple children. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar bribe by NYC officials who offered $100 to anyone willing to get the jab.  

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Delta Info Leaked: CDC Says It’s More Transmissible Than Smallpox

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We are now in month 17 of our “2-week lockdown”.  You remember?  The one that was meant to “flatten the curve” two St. Patrick’s Days ago. So, nearly a year-and-a-half later, we are now dealing with something called the “delta” variant, and a return to the masks and restrictions that marred society during the early days of the pandemic. The CDC’s guidance on the matter changed abruptly this week, drawing a great deal of criticism from Americans the nation over.  Now, a leaked document appears to show why the organization changed their tune. The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according to an internal presentation circulated within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the agency, acknowledged on Tuesday that vaccinated people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant carry just as much virus in the nose and throat as unvaccinated people, and may spread it just as readily, if less often. And, when compared to other infamous outbreaks, “delta” holds its own. The Delta variant is moretransmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, according to the document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times. The immediate next step for the agency is to “acknowledge the war has changed,” the document said. Its contents were first reported by The Washington Post on Thursday evening. The news comes just a children the nation over are preparing to head back to the classroom, and with cooler, drier weather just around the corner to drive some of us back indoors.

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