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Kanye West may not still be rocking the MAGA hat as often, but don’t think he doesn’t still have leftists clutching at their pearls.

During an appearance on the podcast “Drink Champs” on Thursday — hosted by hip-hop icons N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN — West, now known legally as “Ye,” said Black History Month should be canceled and called out Vice President Kamala Harris for her disappearance since the taking office.

According to Variety, the two-hour-plus interview — which the publication called “wildly unfiltered,” as if the publication is unfamiliar with the man — garnered 3 million views in the first 12 hours after it was posted on Thursday and was the top trending topic on Twitter.

It was also the most viewed single episode to date for Revolt TV, the multimedia platform founded by rapper and entertainment executive Sean “Diddy” Combs that produces “Drink Champs” and other shows.

And it was a direct challenge to today’s liberal political orthodoxy.

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For instance: “It’s like, Black History Month — cancel,” West said. “Put this on black Twitter right now. ‘Ye says cancel Black History Month.’”

“CANCEL BLACK HISTORY MONTH. WHY? I NEED BLACK FUTURE MONTH. I NEED BLACK POSSIBILITY MONTH. I’M TIRED OF SEEING US GET HOSED DOWN. I’M TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT SLAVERY & HOW WE SHOULD ONLY BE SO LUCKY TO VOTE FOR A WOMAN WE AIN’T SEEN SINCE THE ELECTION.”

– KANYE WEST PIC.TWITTER.COM/XBQIU3TGML

— RASTA REDPILL (@RASTAREDPILL) NOVEMBER 6, 2021

“Why? I need Black Future Month. I need Black Possibility Month. I’m tired of seeing us get hosed down,” West continued.

“I’m tired of talking about slavery and how we should only be so lucky to vote for a woman we ain’t seen since the election.”

That isn’t the kind of talk Democrats want to hear from major black figures in American culture, of course. The progressive movement is too firmly tied to the narrative of black victimization, as a matter of both history and contemporary life.

When black celebrities like West embrace the idea of the opportunities the country offers, the idea of a black future, the left goes into melt-down mode.

But West has long made it clear he isn’t going to be intimidated.

Earlier in the episode, West had similar remarks about Harris, going after the vice president’s low profile in the wake of the 2020 election.

“You know [rapper] Pusha [T] voted Democrat — voted for Kamala — we ain’t seen her since the election either,” West said.

He also went on to criticize black voters’ affinity for the Biden-Harris ticket.

“They got 94 percent of the black female vote,” West said, before quipping: “You would have thought Drake was running.”

KANYE TAKES SHOT AT KAMALA HARRIS SAYING SHE GOT 94% OF BLACK WOMEN’S VOTE YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT DRAKE WAS RUNNING! PIC.TWITTER.COM/DPQW34JE1Y

— VIDEOMIXTAPE.COM (@VIDEOMIXTAPE_) NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Drake, for those of you who don’t know, is another hip-hop artist Kanye has a beef with. While the circumstances are complex, let’s just say Drake’s music is perceived to be of a more sensitive nature (particularly in a song apparently referencing West’s now-estranged wife Kim Kardashian).

Kanye went on to criticize musicians John Legend and Big Sean, who didn’t support West’s short-lived bid for the presidency in 2020 and are noted Democrats.

“And both John Legend and Big Sean, when I ran for office, got used quick by the Democrats to come at they boy that actually changed they life,” West said, according to Newsweek, referring to himself.

“And that’s some sellout s***. And I don’t rock with neither of them and I need my apology.”

He shouldn’t expect to get it, given that Legend said Kanye “saw in Trump the kind of underdog narcissist that he sees in himself,” according to People. Legend and West had it out on Twitter when West first came out for Trump.

Legend is an interesting name to bring up in this context, however, because he’s half of a Democrat power couple with model Chrissy Teigen. In 2019, as Politico reported, Teigen said Democratic women needed to say “f*** you” more. It turns out Teigen should have been saying bad things less; earlier this year, she was at the center of a massive cyberbullying scandal, which included telling a 16-year-old to kill herself.

That seems to have disappeared relatively quickly — and, indeed, if Teigen wanted to opine on politics, people would likely be too polite to even bring the matter up.

West talks about canceling Black History Month — an annual event which the left has turned into a celebration of perpetual black victimhood — and replacing it with something like Black Future Month. He mentions that Kamala Harris has largely disappeared from the spotlight. He’s described as “wildly unfiltered” by Variety.

No doubt we’ll see someone bring up his previous mental health episodes, as if that stops you from having a political opinion.

That’s never stopped West, of course — but it just goes to show that when race and celebrity are useful to the media and the Democrats, they’re willing to forgive a lot. When race and celebrity lean toward conservative causes, it’s a different story entirely.

And just so you know, he may not bring the accessory out as often now, but Kanye’s still got the MAGA cap.

“I’ve still got a red hat on today, I’ll let y’all know that,” West said. “I might not got it on [at the moment] but I’ll let y’all know where I stand.”

And nobody can ignore him, no matter how much the left just seems to wish he’d just go away.

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Axios reporter walks back claim that Fox News joined Trump’s social media platform

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In a since-deleted tweet, Axios reporter Dan Primack reported a would-be scoop on Tuesday about the biggest name in conservative media, Fox News, joining the new social media platform created by the biggest name in conservative politics, Donald Trump:

“Fox News today became one of the biggest brands to join Truth Social.

“So far, Truth has been promoting accounts like Fox and the NFL and NASA, but most of them are just bots that are scraping their Twitter feeds. Fox Sports continues to be a bot.”

On Thursday, Primack walked the scoop back, reporting in a story headlined “Fox News saya it didn’t authorize Truth Social account” that a Fox News spokesperson told Axios, “We are not on Truth Social.”

In the joint-bylined story, Primack explained that shares of the company taking Truth Social public, Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition, rose “after an Axios reporter tweeted about the mere existence of the verified account.”

Primack explained that his Tuesday tweet “was prompted not only by the verification symbol on a Truth Social account bearing Fox News’ name and logo, but also by a message from Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes that read: ‘Great to have RSS feed for @FoxNews now LIVE here on TRUTH! This adds to @OAN and @NewsMax.'” 

The stock price of Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition rose 7% on Tuesday the same day of the erroneous report that Fox News had joined Truth Social. On Thursday, its stock dropped 2.2% following news that Elon Musk had offered to buy Twitter.

Primack’s story explained that “real-looking accounts for numerous big media and sports brands — including Fox Sports, TMZ, NFL, NASA and NASCAR — have existed on Truth Social for months, and often are promoted to new users” but are not verified and have “a small ‘BOT’ disclaimer on their accounts.”

According to Primack, the disclaimer reads, “This account is an RSS feed aggregating bot, and is not managed by or affiliated with the referenced news outlet.”

However, there is not a “BOT” disclaimer on the Fox News account, he reported.

Trump Media and Technology Group told Just the News on Thursday: “Truth Social is committed to preventing impersonator accounts, so we verify official RSS feeds run by well-known content creators. There is no other honest way to interpret this basic service we provide for our users.”

Primack stood by his reporting in a statement to Just the News on Thursday. “The real issue is the verified account, which Truth displays differently than its ‘bot’ accounts (TMZ, Fox Sports, NFL, etc.),” he said. “That implies authorization, based on the language on the bot accounts. No such authorization was given.”

Multiple media outlets picked up the story, including The Hill, the U.K. Independent, Business Insider, and the Washington Examiner.

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TX Gov Greg Abbott Reaches Historical Agreement with Nuevo Leon, Mexico Gov Garcia to Enhance Border Security [VIDEO]

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Governor Greg Abbot (TX) is working with Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Governor Garcia to secure the border while Biden Admin does nothing.

With Title 42 being repealed and massive waves of illegal immigrants being expected to flood the border, Greg Abbott is taking more and more steps to do what the Biden Administration refuses to: Protect our border.

Governor Gregg Abbott:

“Biden must assert the national security authority that comes with being commander in chief of the United States. Until then, Texas will use its own strategies to secure the border and continue to negotiate with Mexico to seek solutions.”

Governor Abbott is negotiating with the Governor Garcia of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to tighten border security on both sides and to keep illegals out of our country. This comes a week after his decision to start busing illegal aliens to D.C.

These actions serve to protect our border while also raising awareness of the issue which Biden most consistently neglects–national security. Biden is pursuing an open border policy in rescinding Title 42, and this will disproportionately harm Texas, which shares the largest swathe of border with Mexico.

Abbott is doing what he can in negotiations with Mexico to limit the number of migrants who will be pouring over in May, however without a firm stance by the US Federal Government, and without the money, manpower, and other resources necessary to patrol and defend the border, it may not be enough.

Watch Governor Gregg Abbott’s Speech here:

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Elon Musk DESTROYS Saudi Prince Trying To Block Him From Hostile Takeover Of Twitter: “What Are The Kingdom’s Views On Journalistic Freedom Of Speech?’

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Earlier today, news broke that business titan Elon Musk offered to take over Twitter.  His offer was 38% higher than the company’s current valuation in the stock market.

Rumors have circulated over the past two weeks that Musk is planning a hostile takeover of Twitter after buying a 9.2% share in the company and rejecting a seat on its board.  Musk’s offer to buy Twitter out entirely only further confirms these rumors.

Today, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who at one point owned a 5.2% stake in Twitter, rejected Musk’s offer, saying it was insufficient.

Musk responded shortly after, indirectly criticizing Saudi Arabia’s repressive measures against free speech and  freedom of the press.

The Daily Mail Reports–

“Elon Musk has fired back at a Saudi Arabian shareholder of Twitter who tried to block his $41 billion hostile takeover plan, questioning whether royalty in the notoriously repressive state should exercise control over the social media platform.

In a tweet, Musk responded harshly to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who claimed to be ‘one of the largest’ Twitter shareholders and said he would ‘reject’ Musk’s proposal to take the company private, calling the offer insufficient.

‘How much of Twitter does the Kingdom own, directly & indirectly? What are the Kingdom’s views on journalistic freedom of speech?’ Musk asked bin Talal.

Bin Talal’s true ownership stake in Twitter is unclear. Though the prince shared a screenshot boasting of his 5.2 percent stake in 2015, his investment firm later reduced its stake below 5 percent, and has not had to report any further transactions, regulatory filings show.

Bin Talal is a cousin to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, whom the CIA concluded ordered the grisly assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The Saudi government has long ranked near the worst in the world for press freedom.”

Members of Twitter’s board have already started plotting against Musk’s planned hostile takeover.  Twitter’s board reportedly met Thursday afternoon and hatched a plan to dilute Twitter’s stock by introducing a diluge of new shares, also called a ‘poison-pill’ provision.

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