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No, climate activists are not coming for NYC pizza

Published Sunday by reporters Carl Campanile and Kevin Sheehan, the Post’s story claims that New York’s Department of Environmental Protection “has drafted new rules that would order eateries using the decades-old baking method to slice carbon emissions by up to 75 percent.”

The proposed rules would “ruin” and “destroy” the quality of New York City pizza, the story claims, citing the concerns of an anonymous “pizza restaurateur” who implies pizzerias would no longer be able to use high-temperature ovens under the rules. “You take away the char, the thing that makes the pizza taste great, you kill it,” the anonymous restaurateur says.

The story was all perfect fodder for the political right, whose most effective tactic to delay climate policy thus far has been to turn climate change into a culture war, and to accuse climate activists of trying to “take away” the things they love.

There was just one problem: the story, like so many others, is a lie.

Full story: https://heated.world/p/climate-activists-are-not-coming

As usual, don't trust right-wing sources like the Murdoch-owned NY Post.

Tom Sizemore, 'Saving Private Ryan' star, dead at 61

Source: CNN

Tom Sizemore, an actor known for his work in hit films like “Saving Private Ryan,” “Natural Born Killers” and “Heat,” has died, his representative Charles Lago confirmed to CNN on Friday.

He was 61.

The actor was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm in mid-February, Lago told CNN at the time.

Sizemore “passed away peacefully in his sleep” at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, with his two sons and his brother, Paul Sizemore, by his side, Lago said in a statement released on behalf of the family.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/03/entertainment/tom-sizemore-dies/index.html

Of course Matt Gaetz is all of a sudden fine with the Speaker vote

once it turns 15.


Andy Harris (MD-1) just voted for Lee Zeldin.

The circus is getting crazier.

Musk says Twitter will suspend Kanye West's account

Dec 2 (Reuters) - Elon Musk said late on Thursday that Kanye West's account will be suspended as he again violated rule against incitement to violence.



NY Gov: Hochul 65%, Zeldin 34.6% with 21% in

Kathy Hochul 948,580 65.4%
Lee Zeldin 501,404 34.6%


Turnout here in my Brooklyn district seemed much bigger than usual

First time in a very long time that I’ve actually had to wait on line to vote in a midterm year here in NYC. Probably waited about 10 minutes to get my ballot and then another few minutes to get into a booth. Not super long, but in the past I’ve been in and out in 5 minutes or less total.

Hopefully good news for Hochul (et al).

Supreme Court declines to block order requiring Yeshiva University to recognize LGBTQ student club

Source: CNN

CNN — The Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote declined on Wednesday a request from Yeshiva University to block a lower court order that requires the New York university to recognize a “Pride Alliance” LGBTQ student club.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/14/politics/supreme-court-yeshiva-university-lgbtq-student-club/index.html

Britain's new monarch to be known as King Charles III

Source: Reuters

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Clarence House confirmed on Thursday that Britain's new monarch will be known as King Charles III, following the death of Queen Elizabeth, PA Media reported on Thursday.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britains-new-monarch-be-known-king-charles-iii-2022-09-08/

Concepcion v. US: Courts can consider intervening changes of law or fact to reduce sentences

Sotomayor, Thomas, Breyer, Kahan, and Gorsuch in the majority.

Kavanaugh dissents, joined by the Chief Justice, Alito and Barrett.

Concepcion is a case about whether, when a court is deciding whether to resentence a defendant under the First Step Act, which gives federal district courts power to resentence offenders in light of changes in the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, a district court must or may consider intervening developments, or whether such developments only come into play (if at all) after courts conclude that a sentence reduction is appropriate.

The Court holds that the First Step Act allows district courts to consider intervening changes of law or fact in exercising their discretion to reduce a sentence.

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