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    Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas torched Republicans in her state over the mass shooting at a Walmart in her district, saying until they’re ready to do something about gun violence, “I don’t want to hear any more about thoughts and prayers!” On Wednesday morning’s edition of CNN This Morning, Don Lemon and co-anchors Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow hosted Sen. Lucas to discuss the still-developing mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, that unfolded Tuesday night. In addition to revealing details about the shooting, Lucas tore into Republican legislators, Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, over the issue of gun violence: KAITLAN COLLINS: So we still have big questions, obviously, about all of this. I want to bring in Louise Lucas. She is a Virginia state senator. The shooting occurred in her district in Chesapeake. And good morning. I know this is not the news, obviously, that you wanted to be waking up to this morning. You were weighing in on this last night. I just want to start on what is the latest that you’ve learned in the hours since this happened about...
    GOP lawmakers both opposed background checks and protections for LGBTQ Americans like those shot at in the Club Q mass shooting. Congressional Republicans said they were praying for victims of a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Saturday night. The same lawmakers have opposed LGBTQ protections and gun safety legislation. The shooting took place at Club Q in Colorado Springs. The attacker killed five people and injured at least 25 more, using a semiautomatic long gun, according to police. Colorado's three GOP representatives tweeted out statements, offering condolences and prayers for the victims. "I am saddened to hear of the senseless loss of life in the shooting last night. Law enforcement and first responders are to be commended for their rapid response," wrote Rep. Doug Lamborn. "All people should pray for the victims and their families." "The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful," said Rep. Lauren Boebert. "This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly." "This is horrifying," Rep. Ken Buck added. "Praying for...
    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that he had spoken with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the hours after her husband Paul was violently assaulted by an intruder who broke into their San Francisco home. McCarthy told Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures that he exchanged text messages with the Democratic leader on Friday, after the incident occurred overnight. The attacker, 42-year-old David DePape, apparently repeated 'Where's Nancy?' after he illegally entered the property, suggesting he was looking for the speaker herself - who was not at home. DailyMail.com previously reported alarming details on DePape's life before the attack. McCarthy, who like Pelosi is part of California's Congressional delegation, condemned the violence and called DePape 'deranged.' It comes after progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez publicly blasted McCarthy for not speaking out against the violent attack on Saturday morning. 'Let me perfectly clear - violence or threat of violence has no place in our society,' the Republican leader said on Sunday. 'What happened to Paul Pelosi is wrong. Having heard it, I reached out and called the Speaker. She was on a...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) dinged elected officials who are critical of those who send “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of mass shootings. After last month’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Sinema’s fellow Arizona Democrat, Rep. Ruben Gallego, ripped lawmakers who sent “thoughts and prayers” instead of taking legislative action. However, Sinema did not mention anyone in particular. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to begin debate on a bill hashed out by a bipartisan group of senators. The legislation would encourage states to create red flag laws to remove guns from people who may be a harm to themselves or others. It also addresses the so-called “boyfriend loophole.” Currently, domestic abusers are prohibited from having firearms, but only if they’ve been married to, lived with, or have a child with the victim. Sinema, who was a lead negotiator in the bipartisan talks, took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to address the measure. At one point she chided officials for blaming gun violence on a single issue because it helps “confirm their own predetermined beliefs.” Commonsense proposals have been...
    After the execution of 10 Black Americans in Buffalo and 19 school children in Texas, this time felt different. The country is rightly outraged, demanding action. Instead of promoting their game, the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their accounts to promote gun violence prevention, celebrity 2nd Amendment boosters like Jon Voight began speaking out, and an NRA A-rated conservative Congressman committed to voting for an assault weapons ban. Winston Churchill said never waste a crisis. Chuck Schumer gaveled out for Memorial Day. President Biden addressed the nation emphatically, proclaiming “enough” in one breath and blaming Republicans for Washington Democrats’ inevitable failure to deliver in the next: ”We have to take the time to do something. And this time, it’s time for the Senate to do something. But, as we know, in order to get anything done in the Senate, we need a minimum of 10 Republican senators.” Talking about reforms that are going nowhere has become the Democratic version of “thoughts and prayers.” Yes, Republicans are an intractable problem. Gone are the days when a conservative...
    Former Texas GOP Rep. Will Hurd, who represented Uvalde until last year, tore into both Republicans and Democrats for offering too much lip service and not enough action on gun control.  'We are not helpless, and if the people we elect to address our country’s tough challenges think nothing can or should be done beyond thoughts, prayers and complaining about the filibuster, then it’s time we help them find a new career,' the former congressman said.   Nineteen children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman in Hurd's former district almost two weeks ago.  'Neither horrifying headlines nor stunning statistics have generated substantial legislative action,' Hurd wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times Monday, adding that 1,565 children have been killed in mass shootings since 2009. Hurd said he believed in the 'plain language of the Second Amendment' and touted his A rating from the NRA throughout his time in Congress. He also noted that he was one of only 8 Republicans to vote for legislation that would have required universal background checks, H.R. 8.  Former Texas...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Our country has evolved past Second Amendment Re. “18 kids killed in school shooting,” Page A1, May 25: Another mass shooting. When will it end? Why was a troubled 18-year-old allowed to buy military-style weapons and 30-shot magazines? Military-style weapons have no legitimate purpose in civilian society. The gun lobby will immediately sound the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment was written into the Constitution to protect the sovereign states from an overzealous federal government. The United States of America has evolved to a point where the states do not have to fear a military incursion by the federal government. That evolution alone makes the Second Amendment obsolete. It should be repealed and a new amendment written to bring our gun laws into the 21st century. Joseph Rizzuto Los Gatos Hollywood shoulders blame for shootings Blame Hollywood for producing endless violent movies that influence the youth to violent behavior. The glorified scenes of murder and killings depicted in these popular movies instigate the youngsters to copy...
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has little more to offer the United States than its “thoughts and prayers” when Americans are mowed down in mass shootings again and again. And to put a finer point on that this weekend, with the deaths of 21 people at a Texas elementary school mere days old, a comedian slipped into the NRA’s annual convention to serve CEO Wayne LaPierre a veritable dose of his own medicine.  Jason Selvig, one half of the comedic team known online as “The Good Liars,” addressed LaPierre directly on Saturday when he posed as a supporter of the leader of the pro-gun lobby. But a supporter Selvig is not. So, with deadpan sarcasm and microphone in hand, the Good Liars prankster laced into LaPierre before a rapt convention audience. Selvig told LaPierre he was fed up with people blaming the NRA head for gun violence or accusing him of “not doing enough” or “making it easier for these [mass shooters] to get guns, to get weapons,” he said. “You heard it after Las Vegas, you heard it after Pulse nightclub in Orlando. You heard it after Columbine, you heard it after...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Ready to move to Canada yet? I know I have serious fantasies about living in a nation where medical care is free and guns are strictly limited. But today, I’m really feeling a bit jealous about our northern neighbors, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation that would essentially “freeze” handgun sales, The Guardian reports.  America has the second-highest gun-related death count in the world, with around 45,000 per year in 2020, according to Pew Research. In Canada, according to CTV News, there were 743 murders in the country in 2020; 277 of those cases involved a firearm. “It will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada. In other words, we’re capping the market for handguns,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa Monday. If the bill passes, it would suspend buying, importing, and selling handguns in the country, while also imposing a “red flag” law, according to the Post, that allows judges the right to take guns away from people who may be a danger to themselves...
    A PRIMARY school in the most powerful nation on Earth was this week drenched in blood once more. An armed-to-the-teeth teenage gunman strode into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and snuffed out the lives of 19 youngsters and two teachers. 5The USA doesn’t need our thoughts and prayers… they need a gun ban, writes Karren BradyCredit: AP 5The teenager behind the latest tragedy, Salvador Ramos, had legally purchased two AR-15-style assault rifles shortly after his 18th birthday earlier this monthCredit: Instagram My heart breaks for those poor, bereaved parents. How could this happen again and again and again in the so-called land of the free? Soon after the sound of gunfire abated, America was plunged into the same circular argument about gun ownership that leaves many on this side of the Pond baffled. First are the expressions of sadness, anger and exasperation. Then the vows to act. But ultimately nothing changes. Then it happens again. And again. And again. The teenager behind the latest tragedy, Salvador Ramos, had legally purchased two AR-15-style assault rifles shortly after his 18th birthday...
    x Vimeo Video With the awful school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Republican lawmakers are of course quick to offer prayers and vacuous condolences to the 4th-grade victims and their families. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other top state politicos like Senator Ted Cruz are putting on their frowny empathetic faces . . . but not for too long! On Friday several complicit politicians with blood on their hands are scheduled to speak at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Houston. I’m sure their speeches will be filled with venom directed at those evil Democrats who they’ll accuse of politicizing a tragic shooting. The Republicans will blame the shooter’s mental health. They’ll call for arming teachers and building . . . “man traps?” They’ll suggest just about everything except for laws that prevent civilians in the United States from having easy access to weapons of war. The problem isn’t the guns, they’ll say, the school should have built a moat to slow down any attackers. Let’s hope one of the most shocking mass...
    Whoopi Goldberg expressed her displeasure over hearing Republicans offering “thoughts and prayers” in response to Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. Goldberg said, “What are we doing? Why are we always at square one with this? And I swear to God, if I see another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I’m going to go punch somebody. I can’t take it and their thoughts and prayers. If your thoughts and prayers were really with everybody, you would have done something by now. It’s not like everybody’s not trying to make something happen. What the hell is going on?” Co-host Joy Behar said, “I want them to stop gaslighting me also. Stop saying it’s not guns that kill people. It’s people that kill people. It’s guns that kill people, okay? Stop saying the opposite. Stop saying that mental illness is behind this. There’s mental illness in every country in the world, and they don’t have this problem. So stop gaslighting me on that one. Stop saying that you can have a good guy. Stop a...
    Families mourn after mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022. Another day in the U.S., another bunch of people murdered with weapons designed for warfare. And, if you’re a Republican, 19 dead kids is just another day at the office, where you sit back and do just what you did yesterday and the day before that: absolutely fucking nothing. Several Republicans offered their “thoughts and prayers,” or the hot new equivalent: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who received $176, 274 from the National Rifle Association (NRA) in 2019, said he and his wife were “fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families.” Mitch McConnell claimed to be “horrified and heartbroken” while he received $1,267,139 in donations from the NRA in 2019. Sen. Krysten Sinema was also “horrified and heartbroken,” as was Sen. Marsha Blackburn, who asked that we all join her in “lifting [the families] loved ones up in prayer,” just for good measure.   Rep. Tony Gonzales offered his prayers on Twitter as well, and even quoted a bit of scripture. Gonzales is the...
    The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg threatened to “punch somebody” if she hears another Republican senator express thoughts and prayers in response to Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Salvador Ramos, 18, shot and killed 19 children and two adults, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Ramos was shot and killed by police. It is the third-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting and 2012 Sandy Hook shooting. The View segment consisted of calls for gun control in the wake of the shooting. “Why are we always at square one with this? And I swear to god if I hear another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I’m going to punch somebody. I can’t take any thoughts and prayers,” said Goldberg. “If your thoughts and prayers were with everybody, you would have done something by now. It’s not like everybody’s not trying to make something happen. What the hell is going on?” Co-host Joy Behar called for Republicans to “stop gaslighting.” “I want them to stop gaslighting me also....
    As of this writing, a gunman has murdered 18 children and three adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Congressional Republicans have offered only a single response: thoughts and prayers. (click to enlarge) I could have kept going, but I decided to stop once I reached McConnell. All things stop with him. Daily Kos relies on readers like you. We don't have billionaire backers like some right-wing media outlets. Half our revenue comes from readers like you, meaning we literally couldn't do this work without you. Can you donate $3 right now to help Daily Kos keep fighting?
    "I think every single one of them knows where they can shove their thoughts and prayers," he added. Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program youtu.be The governor said that "it is well past time for outrage and action" and for Congress to "step up and pass real nationwide gun safety legislation." Murphy also expressed concern over an impending Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, where justices are set to decide whether or not a New York law that effectively prohibits residents from receiving a concealed carry permit for self-defense is constitutional. The Supreme Court decision is expected to dramatically affect gun laws nationwide. In New Jersey, Murphy hopes to pass a radical gun control package that would, according to NJ.com, "change how firearm owners in the state are required to store their guns, ban the future sales of .50 caliber guns in the state, increase the age people can buy shotguns and rifles in the state from 18 to 21, and mandate gun dealers in...
    MEXICAN boxer Alejandro Ayala is in a "stable condition" after being rushed to hospital and undergoing surgery. The 33-year-old was stopped by Scot Hannah Rankin 10 rounds into their WBA and IBO super-welterweight bout in Glasgow on Friday. 3Hannah Rankin stopped Alejandra Ayala in the 10th round of their title boutCredit: SNS 3Ayala was taken to hospital and underwent surgery after the fightCredit: SNS 3Rankin sent her "thoughts, prayers and good wishes" to Ayala after the fightCredit: SNS Ayala was tended to by medics in the ring following the TKO before being transported to a local hospital. And today Rankin has said she is sending "thoughts, prayers and good wishes" to Ayala. The 31-year-old wrote on Twitter: "My thoughts, prayers and good wishes are with Alejandra and her family and team at this time. "Once again thank you Scotland for supporting our fight and can we all keep Alejandra and her team in your thoughts for a speedy recovery." 4,500 fans were in attendance at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow to watch Rankin defend her titles. ...
    Hollywood celebrities rushed to offer their “thoughts and prayers” following Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine on Wednesday. Some stars took advantage of the crisis to viciously attack former President Donald Trump while omitting any reference to President Joe Biden. Celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Mark Ruffalo, and George Takei weighed in with anodyne but self-important entreaties for peace. Meanwhile, Rob Reiner, Rosie O’Donnell, Albert Brooks, Bradley Whitford, and others took aim at Trump, accusing him of being on Vladimir Putin’s side. “Donald Trump and the GOP are rooting for the murderer,”  Reiner tweeted. “Exactly #ArrestTrump,” O’Donnell wrote. The outpouring of Hollywood emotion comes as President Biden is scrambling to mount a response to Putin’s aggression, after sanctions failed to deter the Russian leader. Biden’s weak leadership is widely believed to have emboldened Putin to invade the Ukraine — something that didn’t happen under Trump’s presidency. Rob Reiner claimed without evidence that “Donald Trump and the GOP are rooting for the murderer” — by which he means Putin. Democratic Ukraine is under attack by a murderous Autocract and Donald Trump and the...
    The Queen has said she is 'shocked and saddened' by the devastating tsunami which hit Tonga and her 'thoughts and prayers' are with those affected.  In a message to the nation's monarch Tupou VI, the Queen said she understood how 'incredibly difficult' it has been for Tongans after the Hunga-Tonga volcano violently erupted late Saturday, triggering a tsunami of up to 50ft which battered the islands. The blast severed an underwater internet cable which has cut off communications to most of the nation's islands and the rest of the world, meaning updates have been few and far between. Most people have not been able to use the internet or make phone calls abroad, though some local phone networks are still working.          Pictures have emerged on social media showing the scale of the devastation in Tonga following the tsunami. The island nation is facing imminent water and food shortages after crops and drinking sources were inundated with salt water and ash from a devastating volcanic explosion which triggered a 50ft tsunami, aid agencies have warned Images shared on social media show the...
    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by offering her sympathies to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity. In a message to U.S. President Joe Biden, the British monarch remembered the “terrible attacks” on New York and Washington, D.C. “My thoughts and prayers — and those of my family and the entire nation — remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty,’’ she said. “My visit to the site of the World Trade Center in 2010 is held fast in my memory. It reminds me that as we honor those from many nations, faiths and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities who joined together to rebuild.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also remembered the attacks, issuing a statement ahead of the anniversary saying that the terrorists had failed to “shake our belief in freedom and democracy.” “They failed to drive our nations apart, or cause...
    THE Queen has said the "thoughts and prayers" of the Royal Family are with the victims of the 9/11 attacks in a touching post to Joe Biden. On the 20th anniversary of America's darkest day, the 95-year-old monarch paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders and rescue workers in a message to the US president. 2The Queen has paid tribute on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 2The monarch's touching post to Joe BidenCredit: Instagram The Queen said: "As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001, my thoughts and prayers - and those of my family and entire nation - remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty. "My visit to the site of the World Trade Centre in 2010 is held fast in my memory. "It reminds me that as we honour those from many nations, faiths and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determinations of the communities who joined together to rebuild." It...
    CNN anchor Jim Acosta encouraged CNN viewers on Saturday to set aside politics and offer "thoughts and prayers" for tragedies that are unfolding in Afghanistan. But the CNN anchor was quickly reminded of the times he criticized others for offering "thoughts and prayers" and didn't set aside politics.  On Twitter, Acosta shared his report from "CNN Newsroom" where he slammed Republicans for "exploiting" the Kabul airport attack. "My thoughts on Afghanistan this week... now is not the time to score political points. Just imagine just this once if we simply offered our thoughts and prayers. Give it some thought. Pray on it," he said.  NBC NEWS BLAMES TRUMP FOR ISIS-K ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN  Critics were quick to point out that Acosta frequently criticized the notion of "thoughts and prayers" or promoted people calling it "empty words" rather than meaningful actions. Commentary associate editor Noah Rothman reminded Acosta of his tweet on April 8 post where he quoted President Joe Biden downplaying "thoughts and prayers."  "Biden, on gun safety, responds to the calls for ‘thoughts and prayers’ that come after mass...
    CNN’s Jim Acosta excoriated former President Donald Trump and other Republicans for being overly hasty to politicize the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, slamming them for their “exploitation” of the attack. Acosta began the CNN Newsroom segment Saturday by praising the work of the “brave men and women” of our military who have been “heroically evacuating their fellow Americans and Afghan allies by the tens of thousands.” America was hopeful that our troops would be able to complete this mission and return home without any more causalities, Acosta continued, but “then Thursday happened…an act of pure cowardice and evil” that killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 170 Afghans. ISIS-K had “exploited what was an obvious soft target,” said Acosta, as the Marines were “clearly vulnerable” as they had to screen evacuees by hand, one by one. “Just for a moment, imagine the courage it takes to do that job,” he continued, expressing regret for the loss of these members of our military who “gave their lives evacuating women and children” while “on a mission to end America’s engagement...
    Kevin Winter/Getty Images Bryan Cranston penned a heartfelt message to his former Breaking Bad co-star Bob Odenkirk after he collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul this Tuesday. “Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning. My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul,” he wrote in an Instagram caption alongside a picture of the two actors. “He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention he needs but his condition is not known to the public as yet. Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Bryan Cranston (@bryancranston) The reason for Odenkirk’s collapse remains unknown to the public, and he is still receiving medical care in a hospital in Alburquerque, New Mexico, as Cranston mentioned in his post. The actor collapsed while filming the sixth and final season of the Breaking Bad spinoff, according to The Hollywood Reporter, prompting crew members...
    You can offer "thoughts and prayers" to others in certain groups on Facebook, the U.K.s Daily Mail reported. In an article published Friday, the Mail reported the social media giant is now offering the new feature as an option in select groups where members can post prayers and well wishes to others. A spokesman told the Mail it soft launched the feature in December as an option for group administrators to turn on for members mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Weve seen many faith and spirituality communities using our services to connect, so were starting to explore new tools to support them," the spokesperson said. The company said the holiday week of Easter in 2020 saw the largest increase in group video calls on its messenger service, and the most popular weeks for its live broadcasts. Some people are skeptical of the companys motivation for offering the service, and wonder if it will help them target advertising better. "Prayer is for self-reflection, connecting with God, and now for Facebook to better target its ads," one person wrote on Twitter....
    Friday, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) reacted to the shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility that left eight dead and others injured the night before. Warner lamented on CNN’s “New Day” that Americans “have become immune” to tragedies such as the Indianapolis shooting. He also slammed elected officials for “offering thoughts and prayers and doing nothing” to prevent future shootings, calling it “fairly sickening.” “Unfortunately, it appears that we have become immune to these tragedies,” Warner told host John Berman. “The whole notion of elected officials offering thoughts and prayers and doing nothing is actually fairly sickening.” Warner acknowledged gun control legislation is not going to stop every shooting but said stopping some “would be a step in the right direction.” “I know other members of the Senate are still trying to at least revitalize universal background checks, but until and unless we act, these tragedies are going to continue,” he advised. “And let me be clear — it’s not that gun control legislation is going to stop every one of these tragedies, but if we can just stop one or...
    During Wednesday’s CNN “New Day,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sounded off on his recent back and forth with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over the “theater” used by both sides of the aisle in reaction to the Boulder, CO shooting. Blumenthal said the GOP is engaging in “theater” by “offering thoughts and prayers and then blocking real action that can save lives” as they push back on stricter gun laws. He emphasized the need for “federal action” to prevent future gun violence. “My answer to Senator Cruz, and I’ve said it numerous times, is the theater here is offering thoughts and prayers and then blocking real action that can save lives. I believe in thoughts and prayers, but the way to honor them is to move forward with improved background checks and extreme risk warrants, safe storage laws that separate dangerous people from guns.” He continued, “You know, the shooter in Atlanta, without a weapon, was a misogynist and a racist. But armed with a firearm, he was a mass murderer and a monster. The killer in Boulder was a deeply...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Thursday vowed that the Senate would vote on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, which passed the House Thursday in a 227-203 vote. A prior version of the H.R. 8 bill, which would require background checks for all U.S. firearm purchases, passed the House in 2019 but did not receive 60 votes in the Senate to clear the filibuster. "In the past, when they sent it over to us last time, it went into [fomer Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard," Schumer said during a press conference Thursday. "The legislative graveyard is over. H.R. 8 will be on the floor of the Senate, and we will see where everybody stands. No more hopes and prayers, thoughts and prayers. A vote is what we need, a vote, not thoughts and prayers." Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and 131 cosponsors reintroduced H.R. 8 on March 2. "Certainly hundreds of thousands -- maybe millions -- of people walking the streets today because we passed [the 1994 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act] would be...
    GARETH BALE sent his 'thoughts and prayers' to Tiger Woods after the golf legend's horror car crash. Woods, 45, had to be lifted from his car after the vehicle rolled over on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California. 6Gareth Bale sent his 'thoughts and prayers' to Tiger WoodsCredit: Rex Features 6Tiger Woods was involved in a horror car crashCredit: AP:Associated Press 6Tiger Woods had to be lifted from his car after the vehicle rolled overCredit: AP:Associated Press Follow our Tiger Woods live blog for all the latest news and stories Sending my thoughts and prayers to @TigerWoods. Get well soon champ ????????— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) February 23, 2021 The American star suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently undergoing surgery, Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg revealed after the crash. Woods received plenty of well wishes, including from Spurs forward and avid golfer Bale. He tweeted: "Sending my thoughts and prayers to @TigerWoods. Get well soon champ." Bale, 31, is spending the season on loan from Real Madrid, where he regularly enjoyed games of golf during his seven years in Spain. And he will be...
    The sports world is thinking about Tiger Woods on Tuesday after his car accident.On Tuesday morning, Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car accident in Los Angeles. The accident was described by LA Country Sheriffs as “a rollover traffic collision.” Woods’ vehicle sustained major damage, but he was the only occupant in said vehicle. LA County Sheriffs said Woods had to be removed from the vehicle with the “jaws of life.” His agent Mark Steinberg said he has been hospitalized and is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries.
    A Contra Costa County firefighter and paramedic were reportedly shot Saturday night in Antioch. The two first responders were tending to a medical emergency around 9 p.m. Saturday near Auto Center Drive and Sycamore Drive in Antioch when gunfire erupted from a drive-by shooting, KRON4 has reported. Piedmont Fire tweeted late Saturday that it was sending its ” thoughts, prayers and well wishes to ConFire and AMR,” while confirming that a firefighter and a paramedic had been shot in Antioch. KRON4 reports that both first responders were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The firefighter was reportedly shot in the foot and an American Medical Responder was shot in the leg. We are sending our thoughts, prayers and well wishes to ConFire and AMR.A firefighter and a paramedic were shot tonight in Antioch. — Piedmont Fire (@Pffa2683) February 21, 2021 Check back for updates.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CALIFORNIA, Pa. (KDKA) — The police chief in California Borough died on Thursday morning. RELATED: KDKA Mysteries: The Unknown Surrounding Case Of Missing 25-Year-Old Thomas Hughes Terrifies His Family (Photo Credit: NESA Regional Police) Chief Tim Sheehan died of a heart attack while shoveling snow. He was a police officer for 26 years and chief for the last two. Sheehan was also the school resource officer for the California Area School District. RELATED: Federal Judge Rules Rachel Powell, Mercer Co. Mother Arrested In Capitol Riot, May Be Released Pending Trial “Our community is saddened by the sudden passing of our Chief of Police and Brother Firefighter Tim Sheehan. Please keep the Sheehan family in your thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. Rest In Peace Tim,” California Mayor Frank Stetar said on Facebook. He was also a firefighter with Brownsville Fire Company #1. MORE: Charles Goldblum, Pittsburgh Man Convicted Of 1976 Killing In Downtown Parking Garage, To Be Freed “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Kim, Sons Timothy and Brendan, and daughter Erin. Rest...
    And then there was one monkey jumping on the bed. Just coming down the wire, Reuter’s reporter Jan Wolfe says that the National Rifle Association has “filed a petition for bankruptcy.” Thoughts and prayers. In a “Letter from Wayne,” meaning NRA top dog Wayne LaPierre, the beleaguered and dubious NRA chief said that the bankruptcy is “a restructuring plan that positions us for the long-term and ensures our continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom—free from the toxic political environment of New York.” Thoughts and prayers, buddy. Wayne must be talking about all of the New York-based investigations into his truly sketchy management of NRA monies over the past few years. Things like LaPierre and his wife’s interest in using NRA money in order to potentially purchase a $6 million “luxury mansion” in Westlake, Texas. This filing has been coming for some time as the gun-loving NRA has reportedly been bleeding tens of millions of dollars for years now. Reports of cut backs to free water and coffee for employees at their Virginia headquarters goes back to 2018. Thoughts and prayers, guys....
    After spending the past 20 years in the northeast, Tom Brady learned about hurricanes the hard way Tom Brady has spent the better part of 20 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots, where he got a good taste of brutal cold and heavy snow. The same can be said about his four years playing for the Michigan Wolverines for four years. But when it comes to living in the southeast, Brady was never used to tropical storms. Well, he got a taste of it this week. The state of Florida got hammered on Wednesday with flooding and high winds. During a media call on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback revealed that his two jet skis were taken away by Topical Storm Eta, and were found 300 yards on someone else’s dock. Tom Brady said his dock floated away taking 2 jet skis with it in the hurricane. They were recovered 300 yards away lodged on someone elses dock. He said it happened pretty quick and was, "a good lesson learned from someone thats been in the northeast...
    Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter on Friday to offer his “thoughts and prayers” to coronavirus after Donald Trump tested positive for the virus, Breitbart reported. “That poor virus got sucked into his body and is now trapped there,” Moore wrote. “How can it escape? He wants to use it as a prop. ‘See this China Flu? I BEAT IT! Just like I’ll beat Biden! They’re both a hoax!’ My thoughts and prayers, too, are with Covid-19.” The left-wing activist’s comment was a response to another user poking fun of news that Trump contracted the disease. “Thoughts and prayers that the coronavirus makes a speedy recovery,” the user wrote. Per CBC, Trump’s illness has drawn a range of reactions, from sympathy and shock to mockery. While world leaders like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered the president well-wishes, Hu Xijin, the editor of the China-owned Global Times newspaper, claimed that Trump and his wife have “paid the price” for their decision to downplay the severity of coronavirus. Others followed in Moore’s footsteps and made light of the news. “Here comes...
    Left-wing documentary director and Joe Biden supporter Michael Moore took to Twitter on Friday to proclaim that his “thoughts and prayers are with Covid-19” following President Donald Trump having tested positive for the coronavirus. “That poor virus got sucked into his body and is now trapped there. How can it escape?” tweeted Moore on Friday. “He wants to use it as a prop. ‘See this China Flu? I BEAT IT! Just like I’ll beat Biden! They’re both a hoax!’ My thoughts and prayers, too, are with Covid-19.” That poor virus got sucked into his body and is now trapped there. How can it escape? He wants to use it as a prop. “See this China Flu? I BEAT IT! Just like I’ll beat Biden! They’re both a hoax!” My thoughts and prayers, too, are with Covid-19. https://t.co/ANQWaNV7mR — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 2, 2020 Moore had been reacting to President Trump’s announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the Chinese virus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” wrote President Trump on Twitter. “We will...
    LeBron James caught an errant elbow from Jamal Murray, drawing a crucial second-half flagrant foul. The Lakers came into Game 3 looking to take a commanding series lead but the Nuggets were ready to answer every challenge. Denver led by as many as 18 points and was able to preserve a double-digit lead heading into halftime. Both teams came out fired up to start the third quarter and didn’t take long for the physicality to send someone to the floor. you think this knocks Michael Jordan down??? pic.twitter.com/0pVsssPJ0V — Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) September 23, 2020 It doesn’t take a physics scholar to recognize LeBron selling the contact a bit but it was, at the very least, a definite foul and the refs ultimately called it a flagrant 1 on Jamal Murray. It could have been a huge turning point in the game, but momentum didn’t manifest. LeBron split the two free throws and the ensuing possession ended with a missed 3-pointer by Anthony Davis. LeBron went to work after that, scoring six straight points but the Lakers couldn’t get...
    Yes, Kayleigh McEnany's speech was that vapid. On the Republican National Convention (RNC) stage Wednesday night, official mouth-of-Trump Kayleigh McEnany stood up to talk about how much Donald Trump cares about people with preexisting conditions. She has a compelling story, carrying the BRCA II genetic mutation that put her chances of having breast cancer at 84%, and a family history in which breast cancer was rampant. So she chose to have a preventative mastectomy in May 2018. "As I came out of anesthesia, one of the first calls I received was from Ivanka Trump," she gushed. "Days later, as I recovered, my phone rang. It was President Trump, calling to check on me." That, she says, is enough evidence for her that he "loves the American people, stands by Americans with preexisting conditions, and supports working moms." He'd called her on the phone. Two years later, when she's officially on team Trump as press secretary, his Justice Department filed a brief in the Supreme Court arguing explicitly that the protections for people with preexisting conditions in the Affordable Care Act were...
    BEYONCE has become the latest celebrity to send well wishes to the black dad who was left paralyzed from the waist down by cops in Wisconsin. Jacob Blake has been left in a wheelchair after a police officer fired seven gunshots into his back in Kenosha, sparking angry protest across the state. 8Beyonce has sent her support to Jacob Blake on social media Credit: Getty Images 8Jacob Blake pictured with one of his childrenCredit: Refer to Caption 8Beyonce supported Jacob Blake in an Instagram postCredit: Instagram Now global superstar Beyonce has shown her support on social media to the 29-year-old following a series of other celebs. The Single Ladies singer put up on a post on Instagram reading: "Sending thoughts and prayers to Jacob Blake and his family." The message feature a picture of Blake and his three sons, who were in the car and witnessed his shooting on Sunday. Beyonce has previously taken a defiant stance regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, famously unleashing a homage to the Black Panthers during her Super Bowl halftime show...
    Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times at close range by Kenosha, Wisconsin police on Sunday.  Beyonce joined celebrities in sending well wishes to the 29-year-old, after Blake's family attorney, Benjamin Crump, announced he was paralyzed from the waist down on Tuesday.  Sharing a selfie of Blake with his sons, the star wrote on Instagram that she was 'sending prayers and thoughts' to the young father.  Love: Beyonce joined celebrities in sending well wishes to the 29-year-old, after Blake's family attorney, Benjamin Crump, announced he was paralyzed from the waist down on Tuesday  On Sunday, Blake was followed as he walked back to his SUV by two police officers.  One grabbed his T-shirt just before seven shots rang out, in the video that captured the shooting, his three sons aged three, five and eight were in the backseat.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The REAL price of being a Hollywood star: Australian actress... Beach babe! A slimmed-down Rebel Wilson flaunts her 18kg... Share this article Share His family attorney has...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After the city of Chicago saw another violent holiday weekend, Mayor Lori Lighfoot commented on the weekend violence in Chicago. Nearly 80 people have been shot in the city since Friday night this July 4th holiday weekend, and 15 of them have been killed. Twelve of the weekend shooting victims were under age 18. Two of the 12 were killed. Among the incidents were a shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead while she was visiting her grandmother for a 4th of July party in South Austin Saturday night, and two mass shootings – one of which left four people dead and four more wounded. “Thoughts and prayers are simply not enough. At this point, sorrow itself is not enough and what it says is we need to do better as a city. This day, this year and really every day,” Lightfoot said. The mayor added that resourced need to be funneled into targeting the flow of illegal guns coming into the city. But also programs to help people in crisis. “We simply must fundamentally recommit ourselves...
    (CNN)Max Tuerk, a former offensive lineman for the University of Southern California football team, died at age 26 Saturday, according to a statement from his family.Tuerk died while hiking on a favorite trail in the Cleveland National Forest with his parents, the statement said. No cause of death was given. "Max loved his teammates, coaches, and schools," the family said in a statement tweeted by USC Athletics Sunday. "Max was a loving son and older brother and his passing leaves a giant hole in our hearts. His strength and work ethic is an inspiration to many." Tuerk played with USC from 2012-2015 before being drafted in the third round by the then-San Diego Chargers in 2016. He was also a member of the Arizona Cardinals but was released in 2018.Read MoreCondolences for the loss of Tuerk rang out on social media Sunday from those that worked with him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Maxs family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/xHz187zWPg— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 21, 2020 "#FightonForever, Max Tuerk. The #TrojanFamily is terribly saddened by the news...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Former Trojan standout and Chargers lineman Max Tuerk has died at age 26, USC announced Sunday."The #TrojanFamily is terribly saddened by the news of Tuerk's passing, gone too soon at the age of 26, and our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with his family," USC athletics tweeted.No cause of death was disclosed. #FightOnForever, Max Tuerk.The #TrojanFamily is terribly saddened by the news of Tuerk’s passing, gone too soon at the age of 26, and our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with his family. pic.twitter.com/PBzN1J55Ch— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) June 21, 2020Tuerk was a versatile star on the Trojans squad, earning a spot as a starting left offensive tackle toward the end of his freshman year. He had 33 career starts over three seasons at the school. His college honors included 2014 All-Pac-12 first team and USC's Offensive Lineman of the Year.Tuerk grew up in Orange County and was a highly-ranked recruit out of Santa Margarita High in Rancho Santa Margarita.The Chargers, then in San Diego, drafted Tuerk in the third round, 66th overall in the 2016 draft....
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