Leftists Gloat, Celebrate Looming Trump Arrest on Social Media: ‘Happy Indictment Day to You and Yours!’

Two leftist Facebook pages–The Other 98% and Occupy Democrats–are celebrating the recent indictment of former President Donald Trump.

In one of its posts Thursday, Occupy Democrats shared a meme that said, “Happy Indictment Day to You and Yours!”

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, March 30, 2023

In another post, the group shared what appeared to be a photo of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. However, above the residence was the form of a witch who used her broom to write “Surrender Donald” in the sky:

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Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, March 30, 2023

It seemed to reference the Wicked Witch of the West in the film The Wizard of Oz.

A grand jury in New York indicted Trump on Thursday for his alleged role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to the New York Times:

The felony indictment, filed under seal by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, will likely be announced in the coming days. By then, prosecutors working for the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, will have asked Mr. Trump to surrender and to face arraignment on charges that remain unknown for now.

Meanwhile, Trump deemed the move “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history,” adding that the Democrats have cheated for years.

“Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was hand-picked and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace,” he continued, noting he was “doing Joe Biden’s dirty work” and ignoring the rampant crime in his own area.

However, The Other 98% Facebook page praised Bragg in one of its memes for “holding Trump accountable”:

Posted by The Other 98% on Thursday, March 30, 2023

The group also shared a modified image of the Statue of Liberty and said, “Wooohooo” in the post’s caption:


Posted by The Other 98% on Thursday, March 30, 2023

“I’ll celebrate when I see this grifter in an orange jumpsuit, shackles, and handcuffs!” one of the group’s followers commented.

Following news of the indictment, Republicans voiced their outrage, Breitbart News reported Thursday.

Taylor Budowhich, CEO of Make America Great Again Inc., deemed it “the indictment of a failed nation” in his statement regarding the matter:

This is not an indictment of a crime—there was no crime—instead, this news is the indictment of a failed nation. President Trump is promising to peacefully end the war in Ukraine, dismantle the deep state, and save our country by putting America first. For that, the political elites and powerbrokers have weaponized government to try and stop him. They will fail.

“He will be re-elected in the greatest landslide in American history, and together we will all Make America Great Again,” he concluded.

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CDC: Artificial Tears Products Linked to Drug-Resistant Infection, Some Cases Resulting in Death, Eye Removal

CDC: Artificial Tears Products Linked to Drug-Resistant Infection, Some Cases Resulting in Death, Eye Removal

Public health authorities are investigating an outbreak of bacterial infections believed to be associated with “artificial tears” eye drop usage.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other state and local health authorities to investigate a strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that the agency says is “extensively drug-resistant.”

The CDC wrote that the strain, called VIM-GES-CRPA, had not previously been seen in the United States but has now been identified in 68 patients across 16 states, with 37 cases linked to four healthcare facility clusters.

Of these cases, three deaths have been reported. In multiple cases, vision loss has been observed, and the surgical removal of a patient’s eyeball has been necessary.

The Associated Press

This scanning electron microscope image made available by the CDC shows rod-shaped Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare Artificial Tears, that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. (Janice Haney Carr/CDC via AP)

EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears have been identified as a common exposure, and the CDC advised consumers and physicians to discontinue the use of these products for now. However, the agency noted that over ten other brands have been associated with the cases it has found.

NBC News reported the manufacturer of the EziCare brand product has issued a recall, admitting in its recall announcement, “The product was distributed nationwide in the USA over the internet.”

The agency wrote the contaminant has been detected in opened EzriCare Artificial Tears bottles, and tests on unopened bottles of the product are currently underway.

The CDC recommends consumers who have experienced “Yellow, green, or clear discharge from the eye,” “Eye pain or discomfort,” “Redness of the eye or eyelid,” “Feeling of something in your eye (foreign body sensation),” “Increased sensitivity to light,” or “Blurry vision” to seek medical attention.

The agency has not issued a recommendation for those who have used EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears to seek testing unless they have experienced these symptoms.

However, it has advised patients who were previously recommended these products to ask their physicians for alternatives.


Ford Files Patent for Systems to Repossess Vehicles by Locking Features, Self-Driving Capabilities

Ford Global Technologies, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, has filed a patent for new “systems and methods to repossess a vehicle,” including potentially locking certain features after missed payments.

A patent application published on February 23, describes a system in which a vehicle computer could be used to “disable functionality of a component of the vehicle or may place the vehicle in a lockout condition.”

The application describes multiple possible implementations of this system, such as disabling “the air conditioning system, a remote key fob, and an automated door lock/unlock system,” using the stereo to “emit an incessant and unpleasant sound every time the owner is present in the vehicle,” and even using self-driving to technology to cause the vehicle to move to a place where it could be retrieved by the creditor:

In some cases, the vehicle can be a semi-autonomous vehicle and the repossession system computer may cooperate with the vehicle computer in the semi-autonomous vehicle to autonomously move the vehicle from a first spot to a second spot that is more convenient for a tow truck to tow the vehicle. The first spot may, for example, be located inside the property line of the owner (a garage or a driveway, for example) and the second spot may be outside the property line (a public road, for example).

In some other cases, the vehicle can be an autonomous vehicle and the repossession system computer may cooperate with the vehicle computer to autonomously move the vehicle from the premises of the owner to a location such as, for example, the premises of the repossession agency, the premises of the lending institution, an impound pound, or any other pre-designated location.

The application notes a feature locking a delinquent owner of his or her vehicle could include an emergency mode that would override the lock if the driver needed to travel to seek urgent medical care.

CBS News quoted a statement from Ford saying the company does not “have any plans to deploy this [technology].” Ford added that it was granted 1,342 patents in 2022.

Citing patent attorney Michael Messinger, the outlet noted that companies often patent ideas to keep their competitors from using them and that the patent process is often lengthy and complex. However, the Drive’s Peter Holderith wrote many vehicles equipped to receive over-the-air software updates may already be capable of implementing some of the features mentioned in the application “without physical modifications.”


Charging Woes Plague Electric Vehicle Owners as Biden Administration Seeks to Expand Network of Stations

Charging Woes Plague Electric Vehicle Owners as Biden Administration Seeks to Expand Network of Stations

White House announced a series of executive actions this month to create a national charging network for electric vehicles, even as EV owners and reviewers have continued to note short travel ranges, long charging times, and difficulty finding charging stations.

A February 15 White House press release indicated that Tesla Motors will “open a portion of its U.S. Supercharger and Destination Charger network to non-Tesla EVs, making at least 7,500 chargers available for all EVs by the end of 2024,” including at “least 3,500 new and existing 250 kW Superchargers along highway corridors.”

The release also noted Biden’s 2022 infrastructure spending package had allocated $7.5 billion to develop EV charging capabilities. 

However, some consumers and industry observers have expressed discontent about the state of EV charging.

FILE - A group of Tesla cars line up at charging stations at a dealership in Littleton, Colo., Aug. 23, 2020. In Connecticut, officials have begun rolling out a wide-ranging new law aimed at reducing vehicle emissions, including adding 10 more electric vehicles that will now be eligible for the state's rebate program. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

A group of Tesla cars line up at charging stations at a dealership in Littleton, CO, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Steve Hammes, an automotive critic who has a popular YouTube channel, told ABC News he had concerns about his daughter making trips to and from her college in her Hyundai Kona Electric sport utility vehicle:

“We’re going through the planning process of how easily Maddie can get from Albany to Gettysburg [College] and where she can charge the car,” Hammes told ABC News. “It makes me a little nervous. We want fast chargers that take 30 to 40 minutes — it would not make sense to sit at a Level 2 charger for hours. There isn’t a good software tool that helps EV owners plan their trips.

Tony Quiroga of the publication Car and Driver told ABC News that the difficulty of finding charging stations is exacerbated by the range limitations seen in some EV models. 

“Longer trips bring up flaws with EVs. People are leery of taking them on long trips — that’s why older EVs don’t have 40,000 miles on them,” he said.

Another automotive YouTuber, Tyler Hoover, conducted an experiment in September to test Ford’s electric truck mode, the Lightning F-150, on its range and towing power, as Breitbart News noted.

“If a truck towing 3,500 pounds can’t even go 100 miles — that is ridiculously stupid,” Hoover said. “This truck can’t do normal truck things. You would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop, and that is absolutely not practical.”

Similarly, a Motor Trend review noted the truck’s “limited towing range” following some performance tests.

The White House said its goal is to nearly quadruple the number of publicly available chargers from 130,000 to 500,000 by the year 2030.

The press release also noted the Department of Transportation will require that all chargers funded by its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program maintain 97 percent uptime reliability, a far cry from the current state of EV charging stations, according to some observers.

“The incentive right now is to get stations in the ground,” automotive journalist John Voelcker told ABC News. “It’s not making sure they actually work.”

You can follow Michael Foster on Twitter at @realmfoster.


VIDEO: Five Hurt When Plane and Bus Collide at Los Angeles Airport

VIDEO: Five Hurt When Plane and Bus Collide at Los Angeles Airport

Several people were hurt when a plane hit a shuttle bus Friday at Los Angeles Airport, the third similar incident in the past month.

The American Airlines plane was being towed from a gate to a parking lot when it collided with the bus, the Independent reported Saturday.

A photo shows the bus with what appears to be a cracked windshield:

The incident caused injuries to approximately five people, LAX Airport announced in a social media post on Saturday at 1:04 a.m.

“We thank our partners @LAFD for quickly responding and treating passengers from the bus. Other LAX operations remain normal,” the post read:

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a tug driver was taken to the hospital in moderate condition, while a bus driver and two passengers were also transported, but listed in fair condition.

At the scene, crews treated a fifth person who was inside the plane when the incident occurred.

Aerial video footage over the southern side of the runways shows multiple emergency vehicles and crews assessing the damage, according to KTLA:

Many vehicles travel alongside aircraft in that area so it is a “very busy place to be and these things can happen,” one of the outlet’s reporters said.

Meanwhile, social media users replied to the airport’s announcement with their opinions on the matter.

“Wtf is going on with US airlines and airports? It’s like a banana republic. Get it together. US infrastructure is in disarray. Vote Republican,” one user wrote.

“I think hiring standards have been lowered overall and we are all paying the price,” another speculated.

Meanwhile under President Joe Biden’s (D) leadership, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has focused on “LGBTQI+” inclusivity and “gender-neutral” language while struggling to manage commercial air traffic across the nation, Breitbart News reported in January.

“In keeping with the Biden administration’s focus on ‘equity’ — as opposed to the outdated ‘equality’ — the FAA has also focused on creating a more ‘inclusive’ community of drone operators, a ‘safe space’ for Hispanic employees, and ‘herstory’ for women,” the outlet said.


BLM Cofounder Blasts Biden: Politicians ‘Decided to Abandon’ Movement

BLM Cofounder Blasts Biden: Politicians ‘Decided to Abandon’ Movement

Black Lives Matter (BLM) cofounder Patrisse Cullors blasted President Joe Biden in an interview Sunday, suggesting that he is failing the movement. She also pressured Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to “fund programs to remove law enforcement from traffic stops.”

In an interview with the Guardian, Cullors spoke in depth about the death of Tyre Nichols following a police brutality incident with the Memphis Police, as well as her cousin Keenan Anderson’s death this month after he was tased in a confrontation with Los Angeles, California, police. 

“Every year, families, community members, organizers have said this must stop and there’s a different way to do this. And yet there has been deep cowardice from officials,” Cullors said before taking a direct swipe at Biden:

It’s truly a failure of leadership at the highest level, all the way up to our president. This movement was able to help get Joe Biden into office, and yet in his first State of the Union address, he yelled: “Fund the police.” It’s a direct affront to the movement that called for resources out of policing and into social services. Our elected officials have decided to abandon a movement that could have saved the lives of the people who have died.

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles supporters protest outside the Unified School District headquarters calling on the board of education to defund school police on June 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles supporters protest outside the Unified School District headquarters calling on the board of education to defund school police on June 23, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cullors said in the interview that after Anderson’s death, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reached out to her to offer his condolences and “asked if there’s anything he could do.” 

Reflecting on Buttigieg’s question, she suggested in the interview that he could “lead a conversation” about using “federal dollars” to “fund programs to remove law enforcement from traffic stops.”

As Breitbart News noted, Cullors was vehemently opposed to former President Donald Trump in 2020 and said she would pressure Biden to advance her policy goals. 

She said in a June 2020 interview with CNN, “we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization.”

In a 2020 interview with Vox, she declared that, under a Biden administration, protests and advocacy would continue.

“We are going to use protests … We’re also going to use our power, and the halls of power to make sure change happens,” Cullors said.


Report: Hunter Biden Asks Court to Deny Estranged 4-Year-Old Daughter Taking His Surname

Report: Hunter Biden Asks Court to Deny Estranged 4-Year-Old Daughter Taking His Surname

Hunter Biden has asked an Arkansas court to deny his estranged four-year-old daughter, conceived out-of-wedlock with former stripper Lunden Roberts, taking his surname, the New York Post reported.

The request comes two weeks after Roberts asked Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer for her daughter’s last name to be changed to Biden, saying she would “benefit from carrying the Biden family name” and that the “Biden name is now synonymous with being well educated, successful, financially acute, and politically powerful.”

Robert’s filing also noted that the child remained “estranged” from the Biden family to the point of “misconduct or neglect.”

“[I]t can be rectified by changing her last name to Biden so that she may undeniably be known to the world as the child of the defendant and member of the prestigious Biden family,” the filing stated.

However, the week after Robert’s request, Hunter Biden’s lawyers asked the judge to stop the change, arguing it would deny the child, Navy Joan, a “peaceful existence,” the Post reported.

The lawyers also argued that the daughter should choose whether she wants to take the Biden name once “the disparagement of the Biden name is not at its height.”

The disgraced son of President Joe Biden initially denied he had conceived the child with Roberts, but a DNA test taken in 2019 confirmed the child was his. An Arkansas judge then ruled in January 2020 that Hunter Biden was the “biological and legal” father of the child.

Weeks after the ruling, Hunter Biden agreed to pay child support to Roberts but requested in September 2022 to have the payments lowered, claiming that his “financial circumstances” had made him unable to meet the initially agreed payments.

The president has reportedly not provided security for Navy Joan, Breitbart News reported in June 2022. Roberts started sounding the alarm on the matter after she received several threats from her ex-fiancé — cage fighter Princeton Foster.

Neither Hunter Biden nor Joe Biden has allegedly met the estranged daughter.

In 2018 and 2020, Breitbart Senior Contributor and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer published Secret Empires and Profiles in Corruption. Each book hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and exposed how Hunter Biden and Joe Biden flew aboard Air Force Two in 2013 to China before Hunter’s firm inked a $1.5 billion deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China less than two weeks after the trip. Schweizer’s work also uncovered the Biden family’s other vast and lucrative foreign deals and cronyism.

Breitbart Political Editor Emma-Jo Morris’ investigative work at the New York Post on the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” also captured international headlines when she, along with Miranda Devine, revealed that Joe Biden was intimately involved in Hunter’s businesses, appearing to even have a 10 percent stake in a company the scion formed with officials at the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party.

You can follow Ethan Letkeman on Twitter at @EthanLetkeman.


Storms, Tornadoes Cause Extensive Damage Across U.S. Southeast; at Least 7 Dead

Storms, Tornadoes Cause Extensive Damage Across U.S. Southeast; at Least 7 Dead

Storms and tornadoes caused extensive damage to several communities across the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, including in Alabama, where at least 25 tornadoes were reported, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.

At least six fatalities have been confirmed in Autauga County, Alabama, located in the central part of the state, Emergency Management Director Ernie Baggett told Weather.com. “​The best we can tell is about 40 homes have major damage or have been completely destroyed,” Baggett added.

The county’s coroner, Buster Barber, told CNN that emergency workers are still searching for bodies.

In Selma, officials called the city a “disaster area” as a high-end EF2 or EF3 tornado rolled through and lifted debris at least 16,000 feet up into the air, WSFA 12 reported. The storm was also reported to have caused major damage to roads and vehicles in the city.

Selma officials have enforced a curfew extending from dusk to dawn Thursday night.

No fatalities have been reported in Selma, but multiple people have been injured. The tornado also hit the Dallas County Jail, and inmates are currently being transferred to other counties’ facilities in the state, according to WSFA 12.

Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency Thursday in six counties, including Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, and Tallapoosa.

“I — along with my partners at the Alabama EMA — will continue monitoring to determine if an expanded state of emergency is needed. I am ready to be a helping hand to our local officials,” Ivey stated in a tweet from her government account.

There were over 33 separate tornado reports across the nation on Thursday, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

The National Weather Service stated that the storm was moving into Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and issued a tornado watch in those states until 10 p.m. Eastern Thursday night.

Power outages have affected over 88,300 residents, 41,500 in Alabama, 16,500 in Tennessee, 12,300 in North Carolina, and 9,600 in South Carolina, according to utility tracker poweroutage.us.

The storm has reportedly caused damage west of Downton Atlanta in Douglas and Cobb County while also causing damage to a shopping area in Griffin, south of Atlanta, the AP reported.

One person was killed in Jackson, Georgia, when a tree fell on a vehicle due to a possible tornado in the area, USA Today reported, citing Butts County Corner Lacey Prue.

The storms in the southeast come in the aftermath of the storms that ravaged California over the past week, where officials say that 17 people have died. An EF-1 tornado was reported to have touched down in Milton, California, at around 4:10 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

You can follow Ethan Letkeman on Twitter at @EthanLetkeman.



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