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Biden Admin Finalizes Controversial Rule To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales

Authored by Michael Clements via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has submitted the final version of a controversial rule to change the definition of what it means to be “Engaged in the Business” of dealing in firearms.Weapons seized in federal law enforcement actions are displayed at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) field office in Glendale, Calif., on April 18, 2022. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)The U.S. Attorney General says the change, required by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act enacted June 25, 2022, will save lives by requiring anyone who “devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business or predominately earns a profit through the repetitive purchase and sale of firearms” to obtain a Federal Firearms License.“Under this regulation, it will not matter if guns are sold on the internet at a gun show or at a brick-and-mortar store: if you sell guns predominately to earn a profit, you must be licensed, and you must conduct background checks,” Attorney General Merrick Garland wrote in a statement on the ATF website.Critics of the change say the rule will effectively end private transactions, possibly including the inheritance of firearms within families.According to the ATF statement, President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14092 on March 14, 2023, which directed Mr. Garland to clarify the definition of who is engaged in the business of dealing in firearms. The plan immediately drew criticism from gun rights activists.“The ATF is using the [Bipartisan Safer Communities Act] BSCA to substantially revise all regulations governing who and what constitutes a ‘dealer’ and how such dealers may conduct business. This proposal advances a radical left-wing agenda that will undermine the Second Amendment and the Constitutional rights of all Americans,” Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) wrote in a Dec. 7, 2023, letter to ATF Director Steen Dettelbach.Mr. Garland signed the new rule on April 10, and it will become effective May 10, 2024.According to the 466-page rule, the only requirement for determining whether a person is engaged in the business of selling guns is whether the person is trading to “predominately earn a profit” rather than to earn a “livelihood.”Critics claim that under the new rule, the transfer of a single gun between private citizens would require the seller to have an FFL and to perform a check through the National Criminal Instant Background Check System (NICS). This would effectively end all private firearm sales and could even subject parents to federal prosecution for trying to pass family heirlooms along to their children.“Once again, the Biden Administration is weaponizing every tool in their tool box to intimidate, harass, and criminalize gun owners with unlawful executive actions. This Backdoor Universal Registration Check rule is nothing more than a move to criminalize the sale of a single gun without a background check,” Aidan Johnston, Director of Federal Affairs for Gun Owners of America wrote in a statement to The Epoch Times.But the new rule states that is not the case.“Individuals may continue to engage in intrastate private sales without a license, provided that such individuals are not ‘engaged in the business’ and the transactions are otherwise compliant with law,” the rule reads.In an ATF press release, Mr. Dettlebach stated that the rule is about closing an avenue by which criminals obtain guns.“Today’s final rule is about ensuring compliance with an important area of the existing law where we all know, the data show, and we can clearly see that a whole group of folks are openly flouting the law,” Mr. Dettlebach is quoted as saying. “That leads to not just unfair, but in this case dangerous consequences.”But Second Amendment advocates say the new rule is the next step in the Biden Administration’s plan to implement gun control measures through administrative action that it can’t get through the legislative process.“The government hopes to ensure that they are fully involved in every firearm transfer, and eventually the records of all those transfers will end up in their records database. Just last month ATF executed an airport executive in Arkansas during a pre-dawn raid because he was ‘engaged in the business’ without one of ATF’s licenses. This could quickly become the new normal, so liberty-loving Americans are right to be concerned,” Mr. Johnston’s statement reads.Loading… […]

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Wyndham Clark takes veiled shot at LIV Golf after “hard day” at The Masters

Wyndham Clark stood at the 11th tee box of the 88th Masters Tournament Thursday in great shape. He was 3-under par and just a few shots back of the leader, Bryson DeChambeau.
Then adversity struck and Clark hit some untimely shots that dropped him eight shots back at day’s end.
Following his round, he showed off why he is one of the most confident players on Tour.
“Yeah, we’ve got 54 holes. In LIV Golf they only play 54, so I like my chances,” Clark said with a bit of a wry smile. “We’ve got a lot of golf left. As you can see, someone shot 7-under. I could do that tomorrow.”

“Yeah, we’ve got 54 holes. In LIV Golf they only play 54, so I like my chances.”Wyndham Clark feels confident he can still catch the leaders after his first round at the Masters. pic.twitter.com/xcvLGq0mrz— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 11, 2024

It is unknown whether that was a dig at the rival Saudi-circuit or not. But his assessment is spot on. If this were a LIV Golf event, they would just be beginning Friday. A lot can still happen.
But if Clark wants to climb back into contention, he can’t hit shots like the one he hit on the par-5 15th Thursday.
His approach came up short and rolled back down into the water. He would ultimately double bogey the hole.
Clark played the par-5’s at 2-over par during his first round. That will need to change if he wants any chance at a Green Jacket this year.
“I missed a six-footer on 13, I three-putted 8, didn’t hit a good wedge on 2, and then obviously spun off on 15. I played them fine, just the score wasn’t good. That’s probably the biggest takeaway. You play that 2-under, it’s a totally different round.”
Nonetheless, Clark’s irons weren’t the only reason for his back nine struggles. The wind was whipping furiously, particularly during the time he was on the course. That had a rather large impact on a number of players including Tiger Woods, who called Thursday one of the trickiest days he’s ever seen at Augusta National.
“Today it was blowing 20 with gusts up to 30. It’s just a hard day,” said Clark.
The winds are expected to be even more furious Friday, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Only time will tell how Clark handles it.
The reigning U.S. Open champion is slated to tee off at 2pm ET.
Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor of SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social media platforms. […]

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Terrified Minneapolis Residents Beg City to Shut Down Crime-Ridden Homeless Encampment (VIDEO)

A large new homeless encampment in the city of Minneapolis is causing distress for locals who are now begging the city to shut it down.
There has been an explosion at the camp, a stabbing, and other problems. People who live nearby are telling local media that they’re terrified.
Minneapolis has never seemed to fully recover after the George Floyd riots. It seems like a city stuck in decline.
FOX News reports:

Minneapolis residents urge city to shut down neighborhood homeless encampment after explosion, stabbing
Residents of a Minneapolis neighborhood have asked city leaders to shut down a recently installed homeless encampment following a series of concerning incidents, including an explosion.
Phillip West neighbors and the Minneapolis police said the homeless encampment was set up on March 27 on the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South, according to 5 Eyewitness News.
“We’re scared out of our minds. I’ve had people on my porch at 2 a.m. and there’s needles on the ground,” one resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said. “There’s broken glass everywhere, and we have a ton of kids that live on this block.”
The neighbor also told the outlet that residents had sent a letter to Mayor Jacob Frey, Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Chief Brian O’Hara and the City Council asking them to take action.
Since the encampment was set up almost two weeks ago, there have allegedly been over a dozen calls to the location, including a drug overdose, a stabbing and an explosion.
Here’s a local video report:
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Why do people choose to live this way?

Woke Minneapolis:”We’re scared out of our minds. I’ve had people on my porch at 2 a.m. and there’s needles on the ground. There’s broken glass everywhere, and we have a ton of kids that live on this block.”https://t.co/8S9NTMM2Zh
— LocutusOfBorg (@BattleofWolf359) April 12, 2024

We’re scared out of our minds,’ one Phillip West resident saidhttps://t.co/pusZ3pFWaf
— The Conservative M. D. ️ (@WarriorsForAll) April 11, 2024

The city needs new leadership. Nothing will change otherwise.
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In Latest Humiliation For Biden Admin, Russian Oil Is Trading Above The G7 Price Cap Everywhere

Back in late 2022, when “Western democracies” bombastically unveiled theatrical sanctions against Putin, capping the price at which imports of Russian oil were permitted to no higher than $60, we said that this was one of the biggest farces in modern history, not only because it was an optical play that was made entirely for public consumption (as nobody in the west actually wanted to curtail Russian oil exports as the outcome would be a devastating surge of inflation as Biden now realizes), but also because there was no enforcement mechanism to cap the price at $60 and no more.We were right, again, and today Bloomberg reports that “Russian oil is trading far in excess of a Group of Seven price cap that’s supposed to deprive Moscow of revenue for its war in Ukraine, suggesting significant non-compliance with the measure”, which anyone with half a working brain would have expected to happen, which of course excludes virtually all “democratic” bureaucrats who implemented this idiotic sanction (which only ended up making the Vitol oil traders billionaires).According to data from Argus Media, whose price assessments are followed by some G-7 nations involved in the cap, Russian flagship Urals grade oil is now selling for $75 a barrel at the point it leaves ports in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea. A Treasury official told Bloomberg that US officials are tracking the price increase, which they attribute to broader geopolitical dynamics, as the alternative – admitting they are idiots, would be a bit too introspective.As a reminder, the Russian embaro cap requires that any western company involved in transporting Russian oil receives a so-called attestation, a document vouching that the cargo cost $60-a barrel or less. If it doesn’t, they’re not allowed to provide their services. The fact that Argus’s prices are so far above that level creates what Bloomberg called a “dissonance”, but what we would call, a giant slap on the face of the Biden administration which nobody takes seriously any more.While Urals has been above $60 almost all year, this month’s surge to well above $70 will stretch the credibility of those attestations for traders wanting to keep using western services. Not like anyone actually thought those attestations had any credibility to begin with since the governments enforcing them were so clearly interested in having everyone ignore them.Bloomberg data showed that in March, 23% of the nation’s crude oil shipments had insurance against spills and collisions provided by members of the International Group of P&I Clubs. That means traders would have vouched that the cargoes cost well below where Argus assessed the Urals price to be, which was clearly not the case, and means that at least a quarter of Russian oil shippers are fabricating data. A smaller proportion moved on Greek tankers, all of which had cover from IG clubs, also requiring attestation.Hilariously, the idiots in the Biden admin told Bloomberg that the cap is still having its intended effect, reducing the amount of money the Kremlin receives from oil sales by forcing the commodity to either be sold under the cap via western services, or through Russia’s shadow fleet. Which, of course, is absolutely not the case and Putin is currently rolling in the cash from selling oil to the same European nations that are supplying Ukraine with their most modern weapons which Putin then handily blows up and reverse engineers. The US plans to continue the enforcement of the cap by sanctioning vessels operating in the shadow fleet, but will not do so in response to any specific market moves, the official said, requesting anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, and for the reason that it would be extremely embarrassing if his name were to become public.A European Commission spokesperson said the bloc is aware of the risk of the price cap being dodged, and is committed to steps that deprive Russia of revenue while simultaneously “supporting global energy market stability.” It’s also constantly reviewing existing measures to enforce the cap and prevent its violation or circumvention, the spokesperson said, adding that such measures require unanimity among member states. In other words, Europe knew from day one that the Russian oil embargo was not going to work, and now, a year and a half later, is blame the lack of “unity” for this farce.The bloc’s most recent sanctions package was aimed at tighten the cap’s enforcement, the spokesperson said; clearly the package did not achieve the “desired outcome.”Of course, it’s not just Russia that is rolling in dough: by the time Urals cargoes get to India, the grade is trading at $88 a barrel — just $3.80 below than the global benchmark for physical cargoes, Dated Brent, Argus data show. When the nation’s ESPO crude leaves the port of Kozmino in eastern Russia, it is at $84 a barrel. It hasn’t been close to the price cap for about a year.Bloomberg concludes that since last October, “the US Treasury has shown it’s prepared to punish companies for breaches of the price cap that happened in the past” however, given its desire to avoid any actions that disrupt the flow of crude — and risk higher prices — the rally in headline Brent futures to around $90 a barrel may temper any push to do so at this time.In other words… well, this:Loading… […]

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New Polling Shows Even Democrats Now Believe the Border Crisis is an ‘Invasion’

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For almost three years now, people on the right have been calling the crisis on the southern border an invasion. It’s difficult to see it as anything else.
When thousands of people, mostly military aged men, are crossing your border on a daily basis, what else could you call it?
Liberals have resisted the use of the term ‘invasion’ for the most part, until now.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Warning signs: Democrats call border a ‘crisis’ and ‘invasion’
A majority of Democrats have joined with Republicans and independents in decrying the Biden border crisis, adding to the building pressure on the White House to fix its three years of immigration blundering.
Just one day after revealing data showing that people believe the immigration disaster is President Joe Biden’s way of building a “permanent majority” of liberal voters for the Democratic Party, Rasmussen Reports said most voting groups agree the situation is at a crisis stage.
By a margin of 69%-22%, likely voters believe the open borders that have allowed in record numbers of illegal immigrants are a crisis. That includes 51% of Democrats, 63% of black people, 65% of women, and 64% of younger voters.
Nearly as many see it as an “invasion,” by a 64%-33% margin. That includes 46% of Democrats, 66% of black people, 60% of women, and 62% of younger voters.
Of course, Republicans have had no problem calling this what it is.

Unlike the Democrats, who are KILLING SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE by allowing the INVASION OF THE MIGRANTS, I will NOT… pic.twitter.com/HafT901Pto
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) April 11, 2024

Senator Schumer wants to table Alejandro Mayorkas’s impeachment trial for 3 reasons:
1. He does not want the House to present evidence of the Biden administration’s willful decision to aid and abet the criminal invasion of America.
2. He doesn’t want a trial — and for the… pic.twitter.com/fGIdnMkVX3
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 9, 2024

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Pentagon Contractor Completes Manta Ray Underwater Drone Prototype

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has raised eyebrows in the last several years for projects such as its Advanced Plant Technologies (plants that spy) and ReSource Program (which aims to turn trash into food).
If you have never heard of DARPA, it’s a research agency of the United States Department of Defense that creates innovative and cutting-edge technology for the U.S. military.
One of DARPA’s latest projects is the Manta Ray Project.
According to DARPA’s website, the Manta Ray Project seeks “to demonstrate innovative technologies allowing payload-capable autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to operate on long-duration, long-range missions in ocean environments without the need for on-site human logistics.”

DARPA tapped defense contractor Northrop Grumman to create a prototype of the Manta Ray.
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Together with @DARPA & our industry partners, we have built Manta Ray – a new type of uncrewed underwater vehicle. Manta Ray will operate long-duration, long-range missions in ocean environments, going where humans can’t. https://t.co/VbpZrx26Uh #DefiningPossible #SAS2024 pic.twitter.com/2vgJcKWu5W
— Northrop Grumman (@northropgrumman) April 8, 2024

A fish-like robot that #autonomously roams the #oceans on long-duration missions, harvesting #energy to power its trek: That’s the goal the Manta Ray project. Learn more from @DARPA and @SandiaLabs in this Voices from DARPA podcast. https://t.co/oKtboC7YpN pic.twitter.com/DYj7Y7lWQg
— DARPA (@DARPA) October 20, 2022

Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), also known as drones of the sea, are not new innovations.
What is unique about the Manta Ray drone is that it can go on “long-duration missions, harvesting energy to power its trek.”
It also has payload capability, which means it can haul cargo or launch warheads wherever the US military needs them.
Per Naval Technology:
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the successful completion of the Manta Ray prototype, an uncrewed underwater vehicle designed to conduct long-duration, long-range missions in challenging ocean environments.
Named after the sea creature, Manta Ray represents a leap forward in Northrop Grumman’s undersea exploration technology, offering autonomous operation without the need for on-site human support.
According to GlobalData’s Thematic Intelligence on unmanned maritime vehicles, Northrop’s expertise in advanced networking solutions and platform development has led to its participation in the Angler UUV development programme for the US Navy alongside the Manta Ray programme.
Developed as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative, Manta Ray incorporates technologies to enhance energy management, increase payload capacity, and optimise propulsion efficiency. These advancements pave the way for extended undersea missions, making Manta Ray a versatile platform with a variety of applications.

New US-made underwater drone revealed
The American arms manufacturer Northrop Grumman announced they have completed a prototype of a new ‘Manta Ray’ long-range underwater unmanned device. pic.twitter.com/HHWBNy8Y6E
— The Great Investor (@TheGreatInvest2) April 9, 2024 […]

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Tearing into a Sparky Sandwich

We’re still in the early days of modern EV infrastructure, so minor issues can lead to a full high voltage pack replacement given the lack of high voltage-trained mechanics. [Ed’s Garage] was able to source a Spark EV battery pack that had succumbed to a single bad cell and takes us along for the disassembly of the faulty module.
The Spark EV was the predecessor to the more well-known Chevy Bolt, so its nearly ten year old systems might not reflect the state-of-the-art in EV batteries, but they are certainly more modern than the battery in your great-grandmother’s Baker Electric. The Li-ion polymer pouch cells are sandwiched together with cooling and shock absorbing panels to keep the cells healthy and happy, at least in theory.
In a previous video, [Ed’s Garage] takes apart the full pack and shows how the last 2P16S module has assumed a darker color on its yellow plastic, seeming to indicate that it wasn’t receiving sufficient cooling during its life in the car. It would seem that the cooling plates inside the module weren’t quite up to the task. These cells are destined for other projects, but it doesn’t seem like this particular type of battery module would be too difficult to reassemble and put back in a car as long as you could get the right torque settings for the compression bolts.
If you’re looking for other EV teardowns, might we suggest this Tesla Model S pack or one from a passively-cooled Nissan Leaf?

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GODL! Precious Metal Soars Above $2,400 After Sudden Gap Higher

Crypto bulls – at least those who didn’t betray their “laser eyes” PFP and sell previously – have had their day in the sun for the past 3 months as bitcoin and most other digital fiat alternatives soared, making it clear why, despite the difficult, it can be so very profitable to HODL, especially with the US is approaching the Minsky Moment of issuing $1 trillion in debt every 100 days, and interest on US debt, now at $1.1 trillion, is set to surpass Social Security spending and become the single largest government outlay before the end of the year.Now that rate cuts are off the table, interest on US debt – currently the second biggest government outlay at $1.1 trillion – will surpass social security and become the single biggest US expense before the end of 2024 at $1.6 trillion. pic.twitter.com/OQYjHhOks9
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) April 11, 2024And now, it’s time for GODL!Stupid jokes aside, while bitcoin was rampaging higher, goldbugs stared in disgust, wondering why their non-fiat god had forsaken them… after all, when the collapse of the dollar, and fiat in general, finally arrives gold will be one of the very few currency alternatives still standing. Alas, ETF flows have not provided any respite, because while bitcoin ETFs soaked up most money in the past 3 months, aggregate gold flows continued to shrink.And yet, starting in the beginning of March, gold finally broke out from the black hole gravitational attraction of the Bank of International Settlements trading desk, and has soared some $300 dollars in just 6 weeks, its fastest ascent in decades.Fast forward to tonight when, with most other assets quiet, gold suddenly surged higher, and after closing at an all time high, the precious metals spiked by another $15 in a matter of seconds, a move which for the otherwise hyperlethargic assets, is the equivalent of turbo boost.And while it’s now just a matter of hours if not minutes, before spot rises above $2,400, gold futures are already there: the active, June contract just hit a new all time high of $2,406.9 moments ago around the time Chinese buy orders started rolling in…… and contrary to speculation that this is just a fat finger, or a another one-off buy orders, gold future volumes are solid, especially given volumes would have already been very high in the last few days. GCM4 volumes are now 23.5k lots vs. 5-day average of 17.85k lots.While it wasn’t clear what sparked the buying frenzy, UBS’ trading desk notes that “gold futures gapped up $10 as they traded through Thursday’s high on what felt like stop losses being triggered; 0.5moz of futures volume were behind the move.”What happens next is also unclear, although as we showed moments before the breakout, the current divergence between gold prices and 10Y real rates, suggests that something awful is about to happen…this is not normal pic.twitter.com/mv0uLsDs7R
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) April 12, 2024… a dismal outlook proposed last week by none other than BofA CIO Michael Hartnett, who in his latest Flow Show report noted that investors are looking beyond the “here and now”, realizing that there is no way markets or the economy can sustain 5% nominal and 2% real rates, and are hedging two things: i) the risk that the Fed cuts as CPI accelerates, and ii) and more ominously, the “endgame of Fed Interest Cost Control (“ICC”), Yield Curve Control (YCC) and QE to backstop US government spending.”In short, something big is about to break, and if the surge in gold leads to a spike in yields, start the countdown to one of two things: i) QE and/or ii) YCC, because if the bond market sniffs out the endgame that gold is currently smelling, it will be up to Powell to once again prevent a catastrophic financial collapse.For those wondering how far gold can rise, we excerpt from the latest note from BofA commodities strategist Michael Widmer (available to professional subscribers), who writes that…Gold and silver are among our most preferred commodities, with the yellow metal pushed up by central banks, China investors and, increasingly, Western buyers on a confluence of macro factors, including an end to hiking cycles. Accordingly, we see the yellow metal rally to US$3,000/oz by 2025. Silver benefits from that too, with prices also boosted by stronger industrial demand. This could take prices above US$30/oz within the next 12 months.And some charts.And here is UBS, predicting that the price of the precious metal could double from here (note also available to pro subs):The recent move in gold reminds me of a famous quote: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” Looking at history, gold price can stay in the doldrums for a long time but when it does breakout, the surge is usually fast and furious. In deciding whether to chase or fade the recent gold rally, it might be useful to draw some inspiration from past breakout episodes. Here I define a “breakout” to be when the gold prices move 10% above the previous historical peak.Should history repeat itself, it is not too late to participate in the current gold rally. An investor with a two to three-year view could expect to see gold potentially double from here to more than $4,000. The take-profit signal is when real rates turn negative and when there is a full-blown recession. Today with real rate still high and a recession seemingly faraway, it is too early to call the end of the ongoing gold rally. Gold breakout can be seen as an ominous signal, and it is not difficult to imagine a range of geopolitical risk scenarios. As for markets, many things look mispriced today with a two to three-year lookout, ranging from incredibly low credit spreads, elevated equity valuation to subdued volatility. It’s fair to say that the gold market has fired its warning shot.Much more in the full report from BofA and UBS available to professional subs in the usual place.Loading… […]

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Kentucky nearing deal with Mark Pope to replace John Calipari, per reports

Kentucky’s search for a head men’s basketball coach has reportedly taken the school to Utah. Provo, to be more accurate.
But it is a journey that will result in a homecoming.
According to multiple reports, Kentucky is nearing an agreement with Mark Pope to be their next men’s basketball coach. Pope would replace John Calipari, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping away from a program that in his words, needed a new voice.
Calipari was introduced as the next coach at Arkansas on Wednesday.
Matt Norlander of CBS Sports was among the first to share the news, with this post on social media Thursday night:

Breaking news: Kentucky has lined up BYU’s Mark Pope to be its next coach, sources tell @CBSSports. Nothing is signed at this hour but the sides are quickly working toward a deal and hope to get it done by the end of the night.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 12, 2024

ESPN college football writer Pete Thamel also reported on the impending deal.
Norlander’s reporting also included some intriguing context. According to the CBS Sports insider, Kentucky “did not aggressively pursue Billy Donovan at any point over the past four days.” In addition, Norlander was informed that “there was no contact with Rick Pitino.”
Pope took over at BYU in April of 2019, and in his first season leading the Cougars he guided the team to a 24-8 record, the best for a first-year coach in school history. BYU looked in line for a bid to the NCAA Tournament that season, but the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.
BYU recorded winning seasons in each of Pope’s years on campus, including a 23-11 record last year, which was the school’s first season in the Big 12. BYU lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament, and entered the NCAA Tournament as an at-large seed, seeded sixth in the East Region. The Cougars were knocked out in their opening-round game by Duquesne.
As noted above, this is a homecoming for Pope, who transferred to Kentucky after starting his college basketball days at Washington, where he was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 1992. After sitting out a season due to eligibility rules, Pope appeared in every game for Kentucky over his final two years on campus, helping the team win a national title in 1996.
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After Demanding Mob Confront Trump Officials in Restaurants – Mad Maxine Waters Whines After She’s Confronted in Restaurant, Plays Race Card (VIDEO)

Remember when Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) riled up a leftist mob and told them to harass members of Trump’s Cabinet in restaurants?
Maxine Waters encouraged violence against Trump supporters and members of Trump’s Cabinet.
“If you see anybody from [Trump’s] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!” Maxine Waters shouted to a rabid Los Angeles mob in June 2018.
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The same Maxine Waters that went on Joy Reid’s show to offer a venomous screed about how Republicans exist to threaten her life said this, calling for harassment and violence against Trump officials in June 2018.
It’s safe to say Joy Reid also supported that. pic.twitter.com/QITIOy8bz5
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 3, 2021

Well, it turns out she doesn’t like it when it is done to her.
Maxine Waters whined after she was confronted at a restaurant by someone who disagreed with her political positions.
Waters also played the race card and claimed that even though the person didn’t say anything racist, they are still a racist because they disagreed with her.
“As a member of Congress, when people, you know, who evidently had a racist attitude, and recently one of them even confronted me in a restaurant. And they don’t say racist things, but what they say is they don’t like something I said, they don’t like a position that I took, but you know that, you know, if you were not black, you would not be approached that way,” Maxine Waters said.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters says she is a victim of racist attacks:
“They don’t say racist things, but they do say that they don’t like something I said.” pic.twitter.com/2fZDenWbuO
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) April 10, 2024 […]