The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 9th, 2023 evening edition

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Greg Abbott of Texas continues to make a strong case for being the nation’s most inept governor.

It’s not just that he’s a gun owner and a Republican, because let’s face it, elected officials from both parties cash gun-lobby checks.

Abbott is the governor who posted an infamous tweet Oct. 28, 2015, celebrating guns, and he has kept it online as it gets more and more cringe-worthy.

It was still up Sunday morning, the day after a gunman opened fire at an outlet mall outside Dallas.

To review: The governor who identified the importance of his state’s mental health services later took $211 million from them.

The governor who gutted mental health care now says it is the key to preventing mass shootings.

So don’t get your hopes up when he says some of the right things about mental health care. »

Russia launches new attack on Ukraine's capital, officials say

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Tuesday's attacks - the fifth in May - came a day after Russia launched its biggest drone swarm yet in a renewed air campaign unleashed 10 days ago after a lull since early March.

It also came on Russia's Victory Day, one its most commemorated public holidays, marking the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

He said that according to preliminary information there were no casualties in the attack that was carried out with cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea region. »

The Real 'Right Wing Death Squad' Is the Cowardly Republican Party

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Not even one of these cowards mentioned the word “gun” or promised to do a single damn thing.

Republican Governor Abbott minimized the tragedy, saying, “Our hearts are with the people of Allen, Texas tonight during this unspeakable tragedy.”.

Representing the rest of America, singer-songwriter Ricky Davila tweeted a list of Republican politicians and the money they took from the NRA, adding:. »

Clarence Thomas Ethics Scandal: Kellyanne Conway Sent Money to Ginni

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Kellyanne Conway helped route a payment to Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni Thomas, according to the Washington Post.

The ongoing ethics scandal surrounding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas now has a new player involved: Kellyanne Conway.

So, he asked Kellyanne Conway, then a GOP pollster, for help routing the money from Judicial Education Project, a nonprofit Leo advised, to Ginni Thomas for consultation work. »

Disney expands free speech lawsuit against DeSantis

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has dismissed a lawsuit brought against him by Disney as without merit, saying it was politically motivated and that it was time for the beloved company to stop enjoying favorable treatment in his state.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney on Monday amended its free speech lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis to add recent developments in the tit-for-tat fight between the entertainment giant and the Florida governor, such as a new law granting the state unprecedented authority to inspect a monorail system at Disney World.

Disney is the only company impacted by the new measure and it “was precision-engineered to target Disney alone, just as Governor DeSantis intended and previewed,” said the amended lawsuit. »