Friday, October 28, 2022

Our Little White Supremacist Domestic Terrorism Problem, Con't

The home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was broken into last night, and Pelosi's husband Paul was hospitalized after being brutally beaten with a hammer by the assailant.
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked and severely beaten by an assailant with a hammer who broke into their San Francisco home early Friday, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Pelosi, 82, suffered blunt force injuries to his head and body, according to two people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing probe.

The attack was not random; the assailant specifically targeted the home, the people said. The assailant was in custody.

Pelosi was being treated by doctors for bruising, severe swelling and other injuries. Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill said he was expected to make a full recovery.

“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” Hammill said in a statement.

While the circumstances of the attack are unclear, the attack raises questions about the safety of members of Congress and their families as threats to lawmakers are at an all-time high almost two years after the deadly Capitol insurrection. The attack also comes just 11 days ahead of midterm elections in which crime and public safety have emerged as top concerns among Americans.
Even if this somehow doesn't turn out to be a terrorist attack, and all the available evidence indicates that this was an assassination attempt on Nancy Pelosi's life,. it does call into question the safety of members of Congress. This wasn't protesting or even vandalizing property, this was felony assault on the spouse of the Speaker of the House.
The message is clear: if Pelosi's family isn't safe, no Democratic lawmaker's family is.  And if Pelosi herself was there in her home, would she have been attacked, maybe killed just days before the midterms?

I warned this was coming. Expect a lot more of this in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Musk Rat Love

The sale of Twitter to Elon Musk is complete, and the first people the new boss is throwing out the window are the company's top diversity, security, and safety executives.

Elon Musk became Twitter’s owner late Thursday as his $44 billion deal to take over the company officially closed, marking a new era for one of the world’s most influential social media platforms.

As one of his first moves, he fired several longtime top Twitter executives, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters. One of those confirmed the deal was complete.

Chief executive Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust, and safety, were let go, according to the people. Sean Edgett, the company’s general counsel, was also pushed out, one of the people said. The top executives were hastily escorted out of the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Musk’s moves late Thursday signal his intentions to firmly put his stamp on Twitter. Musk has publicly criticized the company’s outgoing management over product decisions and content moderation, as well as saying he would restore former president Donald Trump’s account.

Still, “Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!” Musk tweeted Thursday, in a post offering assurances to advertisers.

Late in the evening, he tweeted, “the bird is freed.”
Trump will almost certainly be reinstated soon, if not over the weekend.  The company's safety protocols are already gone, judging from the abusive harassment already being reported this morning. By the end of the year, Twitter will absolutely be the hellhole Musk promised that it wouldn't become.

Watch the tire fire get out of control real fast.
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