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How Paul Gosar got *exactly* what he wanted this week

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On Thursday, the Arizona Republican was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

“Congressman Paul Gosar has been a loyal supporter of our America First agenda, and even more importantly, the USA. Paul is a Congressman who is highly respected in Arizona, strong on Crime, Borders, our Military, and our Veterans,” the former President said in a statement. “He continually fights for Lower Taxes, Less Regulations, and our great, but under siege, Second Amendment. Paul Gosar has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

If you think that timing is coincidental, well, it’s not.

But, as I noted in a piece on Thursday, Gosar’s video — and the resulting outcry — turned him in Republican eyes from faceless backbencher into warrior against wokeness and political correctness. Suddenly Gosar was a hero of the conservative right, a man who was being persecuted by Democrats who were trying to silence free speech. Or something.

And the cherry on top for Gosar? The Trump endorsement.

“Thank you President Trump for this honor,” tweeted Gosar soon after Trump backed him. “I am humbled to have earned your support, and the support of the American people. Our struggle to return this nation to greatness is more daunting than ever with the current Administration. Together we will save America.”

(The tweet is pinned to the top of Gosar’s Twitter page because of course it is.)

Just in case you happen to think that Trump endorsing Gosar was anything other than the former president’s effort to put his full weight behind the tactics of the Arizona Republican — and to wade directly into the controversy it has caused — ask yourself this: Why would Trump endorse Gosar now?

The Arizona primary isn’t until August 2022 and there’s no serious noise being made about an intraparty challenge to the incumbent anyway. Gosar represents one of the reddest districts in the state — Trump carried the 4th district by 27 points in 2020 — and Gosar won reelection with 70% of the vote that year.

This move by Trump — and the timing of it — is solely in support of his one consistent goal: owning the liberals. Trump loves anyone who makes liberals mad — even, as is the case with Gosar, when the actions that person takes are clearly outside of the bounds of acceptable conduct.

For Gosar, this week couldn’t have ended any better. An endorsement from Trump means a flood of money into his campaign account from the small-dollar donor army who are fully loyal to the former president. And it forecloses even the possibility of any trouble from within his own party ahead of 2022.

This is how the twisted incentive structure of the Republican party works these days. Do something outrageous. Insist the resultant controversy is the result of free-speech limiters and “woke” obsessives. Reap the political rewards.

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Trump challenges media and Democrats to debate his electoral fraud lie | Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has challenged leading editors and politicians to debate him in public over his lie that Joe Biden beat him in 2020 through electoral fraud.

In a typically rambling statement on Sunday, the former president complained about “the heads of the various papers [and] far left politicians” and said: “If anyone would like a public debate on the facts, not the fiction, please let me know. It will be a ratings bonanza for television!”

Despite Trump’s insistence that “the 2020 election was rigged and stolen” – and his well-known fixation on TV ratings – it was not.

Even William Barr, an attorney general widely seen as willing to run interference for Trump, publicly stated there was no evidence of widespread electoral fraud.

Biden beat Trump by more than 7m in the popular vote and by 306-232 in the electoral college, a result Trump called a landslide when he beat Hillary Clinton by it in 2016. Clinton also beat him in the popular vote.

Trump’s proposal of a public debate – which seemed unlikely to bear fruit – extended to what he called “members of the highly partisan unselect committee of Democrats who refuse to delve into what caused the 6 January protest”.

The attack on the US Capitol, Trump said, was caused by “the fake election results”.

In a way, he was right. It was his lies about the election which led to the deaths of five people around the attack on Congress by a mob seeking to stop certification of Biden’s win, some chanting that Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, should be hanged.

At a rally near the White House shortly before the riot, Trump told supporters to “fight like hell” in his cause. He was impeached for inciting an insurrection but acquitted when only seven GOP senators found him guilty, not enough to convict.

On Sunday, Adam Schiff, the Democratic chair of the House intelligence committee and a member of the 6 January panel, told CNN: “We tried to hold the former president accountable through impeachment. That’s the remedy that we have in Congress. We are now trying to expose the full facts of the former president’s misconduct as well as those around him.”

To adapt the Tennessee Republican Howard Baker’s famous question about Richard Nixon and Watergate, the House committee is focusing on what Trump knew about plans for protest and possible violence on 6 January – and when he knew it.

'Will you shut up, man?': Biden and Trump clash in first US presidential debate – video
‘Will you shut up, man?’: Biden and Trump clash in first US presidential debate – video

Numerous Trump aides and allies have been served with subpoenas. Most, like the former White House strategist Steve Bannon, who has pleaded not guilty to contempt of Congress in the first such case since 1983, have refused to cooperate.

Schiff said a decision on a possible contempt charge for Mark Meadows, Trump’s last White House chief of staff, would likely be made in the coming week.

It seems unlikely any senior figure in the US media or among Democrats in Congress or state governments will take up Trump’s challenge to debate him in public.

Observers including the former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who helped Trump prepare for his debates against Biden, agree that a near-berserk performance in the first such contest did significant damage to Trump’s chances of re-election.

At one point on a chaotic evening in Cleveland in September, Biden was so exasperated as to plead: “Would you shut up, man? This is so unpresidential.”

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Covid waste collection hit after KMC removes bins from streets | Kolkata News

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Kolkata: Covid waste collection has come to a halt across the city with KMC removing streetside yellow bins that had been installed to dispose PPE kits, masks, gloves and other waste associated with Covid patients. The private agency that had been engaged by the civic body last year to clear this waste has also been compelled to stop the service after the bins were removed.
The decision to remove the bins amidst the pandemic has left households and neighbourhoods from where Covid cases are being reported in a fix. Several households with Covid patients are flouting the waste-handling norms and disposing Covid waste with their daily kitchen waste. But that is not possible in apartments with other residents objecting to this citing fears of infection during the door-to-door collection.
An octogenarian in Ballygunge and his wife had repeatedly urged the KMC for help in disposing their waste after they tested positive. “They told us we must engage private operators for bio-waste disposal. When we contacted a private operator, they asked for Rs 500 every time they would collect bio-waste till 1kg. For every kg more, they asked for Rs 50. But they also told us that bio-waste would only be masks and medicine disposables, not food and other household waste. We had little bio-waste, but took care to properly sanitise any food waste we put out during this time,” he said.
Civic authorities said the decision to stop the Covid waste collection was taken around August, months after the city emerged from the second wave. The reason, KMC officials said, was lack of use of the bins. “Widespread use of PPE kits during the first wave and them being dumped in the open around June-July 2020 had led to panic in the city. This led to the installation of yellow bins in September 2020. At the time, daily Covid waste comprising PPEs, gloves, masks, sanitary napkins, adult diapers and medicine foils across the 144 wards had touched 4 tonnes. But use of PPE declined sharply following the vaccination drive. After the second wave, hardly any Covid waste was dumped in the bins,” an official said.
With Covid cases inching up after the festive season, a section of KMC officials conceded the decision to stop collecting waste, at least from the Covid-sensitive areas, was perhaps hurried. “At a time when the city’s Covid graph is slowly rising, we should have kept the service alive in some neighbourhoods which have been reporting a spurt in Covid cases,” said an official.

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Konosuba Season 3 Release date , cast and plot

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Konosuba Season 3 

Konosuba is a Japanese series by Natsume Akatsuki. It is the tale of a boy named Kazuma Sato who encounters an untimely demise. After his demise, he meets Aqua, a deity, and she gives him a shape in a similar galaxy that would give him the capacity to take up explorations and ward off demons.

Still, with these extraordinary capacities that he was conferred upon to utilize in the new World, he would dwell in, taking up Aqua to attend him.

There he understands her drawback, which is that her mind is absent sometimes. And now the only way for Aqua to go to immortality would be to overthrow the monster king.

So they organized a group of teams to battle the devil king, but soon Kazuma gives up on the debate and agrees to dwell on the path it is currently given to him, but that’s when he understands that every day in this being of his is a proposal to battle the devil king.

Release date

We can expect season 3 in 2022 with the extraordinary storyline with the production work going on. Sure to witness the release on the date they announced.

Everyone was thrilled to witness season 3.

Cast of Season

The cast of the previous season remains the same.

  • Arnie Pantoja
  • Kazuma Sato
  •  Faye Mata to cast Aqua
  • Erica Mendez to cast Megumin
  •  Christian Vee to cast Darkness.

conclusion

With their enthralling storyline and characters, this season is going to be the best out of all. So excited to see this episode with all the previous cast’s extraordinary performance.No doubt they deliver the best in this season too.

With the announced date and crew’s reliable performance we can expect the best season of Konosuba in the upcoming sequel. Fans are excited to witness this.

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