News and Headlines.5/13/2021

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In The News:

KISS frontman Gene Simmons takes on Tim Tebow critics who attack player’s faith

Photo (left): Per Ole Hagen/Redferns; Photo (right): Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Photo (left): Per Ole Hagen/Redferns; Photo (right): Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

KISS frontman Gene Simmons took to social media to declare what a “shame” it is that Tebow’s critics would stoop so low and mock the man for holding to his Christian convictions.

Football analyst and former NFL and college star Randy Cross felt the media’s treatment of Tebow was so inappropriate that while working for CBS Sports he called out his fellow members of the press for “root[ing] against him because of what he stands for.”

This week, as criticisms of Tebow began to make the rounds again, the rocker known as “The Demon” went on defense for America’s best-known Christian athlete … for standing up for his faith.

“I support @TimTebow,” Simmons tweeted Tuesday evening. “He was widely criticized and made fun of, simply because he is a man of faith, who believed in his Christian values. Shame on the NFL and the rest of the world for stooping so low.”

Prosecutors to Pursue Death Penalty for Ohio Woman Charged in 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

Tianna Robinson, 25, of Springfield Township in Ohio. (Courtesy of Hamilton County Sheriff)
Tianna Robinson allegedly beat and strangled her daughter, Nahla Miller, until her heart stopped, according to a statement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the death penalty-eligible indictment against 25-year-old Tianna Robinson in a statement on Monday.

Robinson has been accused of severely abusing her 4-year-old daughter, Nahla Miller. She allegedly beat and strangled the baby girl until her heart stopped.

The woman from Springfield Township was previously charged with attempted murder, two counts of felony assault, and child endangerment before her charges were upgraded to “aggravated murder with death penalty specification,” prosecutors announced.

The girl’s cause of death was determined by a coroner’s office to be strangulation and blunt force trauma, resulting in significant internal injuries. The office ruled her death a homicide.

Investigators said they believe Robinson had abused her daughter for months before killing her.

Report: Apple Suppliers in China Linked to Uyghur Forced Labor


According to a recent report from the Information, several Apple suppliers have allegedly been using forced labor in China.

The Information worked alongside two human rights groups to identify seven companies that supply products to Apple and allegedly support forced labor programs, including programs that targeted China’s Uyghur Muslim minority population.

Six of the seven suppliers were said to participate in work programs operated by the Chinese government.

The Information states that according to human rights groups, workers can be jailed for refusing to join the work programs and those enrolled in the programs are often moved far away from their homes.

15 Shot Tuesday Through Wednesday in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago


The first of the two fatalities occurred just after 6:30 p.m., when a 29-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle “in the 6000 block of North California Avenue.”

The second fatality occurred about 7:40 p.m., when multiple people exited a vehicle and opened fire on an individual walking “in the 3400 block of West 18th Street.” The pedestrian was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The Sun-Times notes six people were shot Wednesday and one of the victims succumbed to his wounds.

Virginia BP Gas Station Charges $6.99 per Gallon amid Fuel Shortage

“I had half a tank of gas, so when it got to $25 I started looking to see what was going on. And after I got to $30, I was like, ‘oh my God! I spent $35.45 to fill up my tank. Six gallons of gas for $35. That’s absolutely ridiculous,’” she continued.

Kerney said when she arrived and began filling up, she did not realize the station was charging $5.99 a gallon.

A resident named Cha Cha said she watched the price go up once she filled her vehicle’s tank for $2.99.

“Came home, got the gas cans, literally in that span of time and I live two blocks from here, and it was $4.99,” she recalled, adding, “So then I drove up the road to get gas at a $2.99 gas station, came back through here, it was $5.99. And now it’s $6.59.”

Richmond gas station charges $6.99 a gallon amid gasoline shortage

CBS 6 went into the store Tuesday afternoon and spoke with a store official about the high prices. That official said they had run completely out of gas. Within minutes the sign was turned off.

Trans woman named ‘Iconic Facce’ pleads guilty for bank robbery after plastic surgery

A trans woman by the name of Iconic Facce pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery
A trans woman by the name of Iconic Facce pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery

Employees described Facce as having swollen facial features consistent with recent facial plastic surgery.

Facce was arrested at the Houston International Airport on March 30, 2019 after attempting to re-enter the country form Mexico, this time with new bandages on her face following yet another plastic surgery.

This is not Facce’s first robbery. Previously known as Jimmy Maurice Lewis II, she committed another robbery on January 20, 2009, and served 51 months in federal prison. After being released she changed her name to Iconic Facce.

Father, 32, faces capital murder charge following autopsy on his five-week-old son who was found dead in the woods

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said investigators recovered the remains of five-week-old Caleb ‘CJ’ Whisnand Jr in Lowndes County, Alabama, late on Wednesday, two days after his parents reported him missing.  

Whisnand was arrested soon after he took part in a bizarre press conference about CJ’s disappearance alongside the child’s innocent mother, Angela Gardner. Gardner is not facing any charges over the death of her son. 

The elder Whisnand said during the news conference that he didn’t remember much, and asked the public for information, including where he had been before the disappearance.

‘I don’t remember a lot. But I did remember I was breaking up with the cops. If anybody’s got anything, any place I could have gone,’ he said. 

Big banks plan to give credit cards with no credit

Big banks are gearing up to give credit cards to people with no credit. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster with more.

Red states rejecting federal unemployment benefits, citing mass job openings

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp/Ron Harris / AP
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp/Ron Harris / AP

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday the state would no longer accept the $300 weekly federal unemployment payments, the latest state to reject the federal help and blame the additional benefits as a driving factor that is keeping Americans from going back to work.

So far, at least 13 states are taking steps to ween off the benefits.

Tuesday, Iowa and Tennessee joined the growing number of Republican-led states turning away the federal unemployment assistance.

Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, MissouriMontana, North Dakota, Idaho, South Carolina, and Wyoming have announced they will stop accepting some measure of federal unemployment benefits. The states vary on what date they will transition.

Virginia parents blast school board over graphic books

Loudoun County, Virginia parents Elizabeth Perrin and Joe Mobley on “Fox & Friends First” blasted a graphic book that was being taught to children at their school.

“It is just like it sounds, it’s pretty despicable,” Mobley told Fox News.

Virginia parents on Tuesday were pushing back on graphic books and critical race theory being taught in Loudoun County Public Schools, calling for an all-out ban on the curriculum.

Israel Under Siege

After four years of peace under the Trump administration, how have things deteriorated so quickly?

And how is the failed U.S. media heaping fuel on the Mideast fire?

Watch as Mark gives a history lesson on the enmity between Palestinians and Jews, exposes the Media’s Palestinian bias, while excoriating the Biden Administration for their failed two state solution.


‘Significant Discrepancies’ Found in the Number of Ballots Counted During the Arizona Audit

The ongoing audit of ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona has uncovered “significant discrepancies” in the number of ballots versus the supposed number of ballots that were supposed to exist.

The official Maricopa Arizona Audit Twitter account, controlled by Arizona Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, confirmed the discrepancy and its significance.

“Breaking Update: As we open boxes of ballots delivered by Maricopa County, we are discovering significant discrepancies between the number of ballots therein and the batch reports included in the boxes.”

Trump Responds to Ballot Discrepancy in Arizona, Deleted Database

President Donald Trump issued a statement after it was reported that up to 17.5% of the ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona do not match the totals provided to auditors by the Maricopa County election officials.

In the statement, President Trump slammed the election as “corrupt” and from the “third world.”

“A devastating letter written by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on voting irregularities, and probably fraud, in Maricopa County during the 2020 Presidential Election. Even the database was illegally deleted after the subpoena to produce the information,” wrote President Trump,

Tucker: Michelle Obama won’t talk about racism impacting Asian Americans

Author Ying Ma says the Asian community could use leader denouncing violence on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

John Kerry ‘has a lot to answer for,’ says Katie Pavlich

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich slams Climate Envoy John Kerry for his alleged involvement with Iranian officials.

Trump returns! Former president will hold his first three rallies since Jan 6 as he seeks to capitalize on crises engulfing Biden and lay down a marker for 2024

Former President Trump will hold two rallies in June as he looks to capitalize on a series of crises engulfing President Joe Biden and lay down a marker for 2024, according to an adviser familiar with planning.

Those will be followed by a third event around July 3 and are expected to take the form of the airport rallies that dominated the closing months of last year’s election campaign.

“The president is anxious to get back out on the trail and we are getting a lot of offers and invitations from both candidates and political causes in different areas,” said the adviser.

Biden Is A Human Pandemic

Mark Levin joins Hannity to discuss Biden, Israel and Liz Cheney.

Jim Jordan Goes Off On Liz Cheney – Amazing Clip!

Wow, we need more Republicans like this. Great stuff Jim.

World News:

Norway Drops AstraZeneca Vaccine, J&J Remains on Hold

A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Tirana, on March 13, 2021. (Gent Shkullaku/AFP via Getty Images)
A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Tirana, on March 13, 2021. (Gent Shkullaku/AFP via Getty Images)

OSLO—Norway will not resume use of the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca, and a decision on whether to include Johnson & Johnson shots in its mass inoculation scheme remains on hold, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday.

A government-appointed commission had recommended that both vaccines be excluded from Norway’s program due to the risk of rare but harmful side effects.

Authorities on March 11 suspended the AstraZeneca rollout after a small number of inoculated people, some of whom later died, were hospitalized for a combination of blood clots, bleeding, and a low platelet count.

Arab Riots Boil over in Israel: Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ as Jewish Man Stabbed

AP Photo/Heidi Levine
AP Photo/Heidi Levine

Gil Gabai told Army Radio that the mob attacked her husband, who is now hospitalized, with stones and rocks before one stabbed him in the back, all the while shouting “Allahu Akbar” – or “God is great” in Arabic.

Lod, a mixed Arab-Jewish city near Israel’s main airport, has seen unprecedented rioting by Arab residents, with hundreds of cars torched and Jewish families forced to pack up a suitcase and leave their homes with police escorts.

Three synagogues and several Jewish-owned shops were torched.

A pregnant woman in the 39th week of her pregnancy was seriously hurt in the rioting.

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza on Eid morning

Israeli Air Force continued to strike Gaza on Thursday as Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern.


China media head threatens Australia w/ missiles; China records slowest population growth in decades

The U.S. has released its “2020 International Religious Freedom Report.” It’s also announcing a visa ban on one Chinese official, over his involvement in human rights abuses.

A concentration camp survivor is exposing the atrocities she witnessed while detained. She shares her experience about torture methods used there, as part of China’s genocide against the Uyghur minority.

The world’s largest warship begins its active duty service to the U.S. One official says it’s particularly prepared for conflicts with communist China.

The head of a Chinese state-run media suggests Beijing should bomb Australia. That’s if it allies with the U.S. in protecting Taiwan.

And the U.S. removes a major Chinese phone maker from a blacklist. The Trump administration had banned Americans from investing in it, citing its ties to the Chinese military.

A Brain Divided | Iain McGilchrist – Jordan B Peterson Podcast – S4 E21

Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, author, thinker, and lecturer.

He is maybe best known for his book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Dr. Iain McGilchrist and I discussed a variety of topics relating to the bifurcated brain, how we process reality as human beings, and the downfalls of the views that have shaped western culture according to McGilchrist.

Locals LIVE Q&A with Liz Wheeler

Liz Wheeler is answering your most challenging questions about current events, life, and the Left’s latest clown shows.

The Truth About CNN and Don Lemon Propaganda and Lies | Larry Elder

The Trump Derangement Syndrome over at CNN is back and stronger than ever.

The “Both Sides” lie about Charlottesville is back by way of Don Lemon even though his colleagues admitted it was a lie!

In this episode, Larry explains why it’s not hard for people like Mr. Lemon to keep pushing false narratives about President Trump, especially after Project Veritas exposed the network for its blatant propaganda to influence the 2020 election.

Twitter’s Latest Double Standard Is Insane!

Guys, you gotta see this one. Letting terrorists on but not my father?