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‘No longer Spartacus?’ If you’re keeping score at home, Cory Booker has a new persona: The Rock

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 19:58

At the Democrats’ summer meeting, Cory Booker has assumed yet another persona

.@CoryBooker takes the stage at @DNC after announcer mistakenly introduces Michael Bennet (who spoke this morning). Booker jokes "I am not Michael Bennet. I am Dwayne Johnson, The Rock!"

— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) August 23, 2019

Cory Booker just now: "I am not Michael Bennet. I am Dwayne Johnson, 'The Rock.'"

— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 23, 2019

What does T-Bone think of all this?

No longer Spartacus https://t.co/FN6utKypbU

— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) August 24, 2019

We’re not sure if this means the end of Spartacus, or if Booker’s just going to flip between the two personas now:

Over loudspeaker, announcer incorrectly welcomes Bennet, who spoke earlier in the day. After 15 seconds of awkward silence, Booker dashes to the stage, lifts up DNC Chairman Tom Perez and rushes to the podium. “I am not Michael Bennet. I am Dwayne Johnson: The Rock.”

There’s only one way to settle this:

Can we get the @TheBabylonBee on this, so @Snopes can give us some guidance?

— Tall Man Short Hair (@TallManShort) August 24, 2019

It might be the only way to be sure.

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Bette Midler goes on a vile, unhinged rant over David Koch’s death

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:26

Bette Midler tweets a lot of vile content, but this has to be some of her worst. Check out her hate for David Koch over his death:

I tweeted the #CharlesKoch had died, instead of #DavidKochIsDEAD . I'm sorry to give others false hope. Guess it was just wistful thinking. As we watch the Amazon Rainforest burning, all the #GlobalWarming culprits are foremost in one's mind. https://t.co/a9JWnjd6Tg

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 23, 2019

Oh, but it gets worse:

She then tweeted she was done talking about him:

I won't say another word about him, but if you read nothing else, read this. https://t.co/5dlxb5AuKC

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 23, 2019

Narrator voice: She was NOT done talking about David Koch:

I’d rather wipe my ass with a maple leaf than use one of Koch’s products. https://t.co/neLGsnoUQ3

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 23, 2019

If only Hollywood would express this sort of outrage at say, Roman Polanski…

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WOW: Bette Midler hates Trump SO much she’s cheering for a guy who complained when he couldn’t use the n-word https://t.co/k8LgRqIQfL

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 23, 2019

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No big deal, just Joe Biden casually asking the audience to imagine Barack Obama’s assassination

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 00:04

WTF WTF WTF?

Joe Biden Asks Audience to Imagine Obama’s Assassination https://t.co/bTnSb5PZPs

— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) August 23, 2019

He really did this:

"“Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Mr. Biden said, recalling the tumult of 1968.'"https://t.co/uL8wHvJ90k

— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) August 23, 2019

Biden also recalled how people used to say he was “gay” for supporting the E.R.A.:

Biden in NH imagines if Obama had been assassinated and then recalls his early activism on issues like the ERA that ends with him remembering people saying: “'Well, you know why Biden is for the E.R.A., he’s probably gay.' Not a joke." https://t.co/RDADJdVBpv

— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) August 23, 2019

Biden then made a stop at the fittingly-named Loon Lake where he trashed Trump:

Biden trashing Trump during a speech on the shores of Loon Lake in New Hampshire. Some folks are listening in their canoes. pic.twitter.com/yH5URxas4k

— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) August 23, 2019

Your 2020 frontrunner, everyone! He’s got the jokes:

Biden asks that, if Trump’s presidency never really happened but someone “made a movie about it, do you think anybody would believe it?”

Biden then intones in a deeply religious voice mocking the president’s recent words: “I am the savior!”

“I mean,” Biden says, “c’mon man.”

— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) August 23, 2019

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Hmmm: The New York Times does a piece on Joe Biden’s ‘enthusiasm gap’ that ‘poll numbers mask’ https://t.co/OJ5H8z2cIc

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 22, 2019

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HAPPY FRIDAY! Because it’s a slow news day, North Korea just fired off ‘two short-ranged missiles’

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:48

Because today is totally slow news day, North Korea thought it would be a good time to test fire a few more missiles over the Sea of Japan:

BREAKING: North Korea launches projectile, Japanese government says

— Jesse Johnson (@jljzen) August 23, 2019

This comes after Kim Jong Un allegedly promised the president that the tests were over:

North Korea has now conducted nine rounds of launches since early May. But this one's notable because it comes after Trump says Kim promised "this testing would stop when the exercises end." They did end Tuesday. And yet… https://t.co/dnAbmlzyBS

— William Gallo (@GalloVOA) August 23, 2019

There’s still some question just what was fired, but Japan is calling the projectiles “ballistic missiles”:

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles. Adds it's monitoring in case of additional launches. No more details at this point. But Japan's government is calling these "ballistic missiles," according to media reports.

— William Gallo (@GalloVOA) August 23, 2019

North Korea's latest launch comes a day after its foreign minister warned the US it was "ready for dialogue or confrontation," and vowed to remain "America's biggest threat" for a long time to come.

— William Gallo (@GalloVOA) August 23, 2019

The US has assessed that North Korea fired two short range missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan on Saturday (local time), according to a US official. The launches occurred about 15 minutes apart from one another. @rabrowne75 reports.

— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) August 23, 2019

More from CNN:

North Korea fired two short-range missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, according to an assessment cited by two US officials https://t.co/vWySlnRSPB

— CNN (@CNN) August 23, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Nancy Pelosi throws ice-cold water on impeachment

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:28

After weeks and weeks of negative media stories about President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told her caucus on a conference call this afternoon that she’s still not going to begin impeachment proceedings:

Meanwhile, @SpeakerPelosi on a call with House Dems speaks to impeachment, given the growing list of her members who support an inquiry.

Her first point, and perhaps the most important: "The public isn’t there on impeachment."

— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) August 23, 2019

You see, she needs “leverage”:

On impeachment, Pelosi told Rep. Watson-Coleman “the public isn’t there" and asked her to "give me the leverage I need to make sure that we’re ready and it is as strong as it can be."

"But if and when we act, people will know he gave us no choice."

— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) August 23, 2019

But members can do whatever they want:

Speaker Pelosi reiterated again on conference call with her members today that each are free to do what he/she believes is best regarding impeachment but that she intends to follow the facts + noted that "the public isn’t there on impeachment"

— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) August 23, 2019

Data guy Nate Silver is backing her up, noting that even if Trump were impeached he’d still finish out his term:

There's this extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeemly weird thing where a certain sort of resistance bro just sort of leaves out the rather important complication that impeaching Trump almost certainly wouldn't result in his removal from office.

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 23, 2019

Also the rationale for impeachment seems to have shifted from Russia to "Trump is generally unhinged" or "RBG has cancer" or "he's unduly attempting to influence the Federal Reserve Chairman" or a million other things.

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 23, 2019

Of note, public opinion of impeachment has decreased as more Dems rally to the idea:

Meanwhile, despite the insistence that public support for impeachment would go up if more Democrats came out in favor of it, a whole bunch of Democrats have come out in favor of impeachment and public support has… decreased. https://t.co/kJzc1sOUj3

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 23, 2019

Whoops.

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Emmanuel Macron, celebs BUSTED sharing fake viral photos of the Amazon fires

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:10

You know all those photos you’re seeing of the Amazon fires? Beware of the fakes:

Stop sharing those viral photos of the Amazon burning. They’re fake. https://t.co/6pqriYWDYU

— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 21, 2019

One of the major offenders flagged by Mother Jones? None other than French President Emmanuel Macron. According to Mother Jones, this photo was taken in 2003:

Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen – is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days! #ActForTheAmazon pic.twitter.com/dogOJj9big

— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 22, 2019

And the New York Post dinged soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jaden Smith:

Celebs keep posting misleading photos of Amazon wildfire to social media https://t.co/REF6s5juQK pic.twitter.com/RObmSrAGEl

— New York Post (@nypost) August 23, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen and its been burning for the past 3 weeks. It’s our responsibility to help to save our planet. #prayforamazonia pic.twitter.com/83bNL5a37Q

— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 22, 2019

Instagram Photo

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Fake, but accurate as CNN’s favorite Reliable Source might say.

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BREAKING: Donald Trump announces new tariffs on China

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 21:15

Breaking news out of D.C. where President Donald Trump just announced new tariffs on China in response to China implementing tariffs of its own on $75 billion worth of American goods:

BEIJING (AP) — China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's Sept. 1 increase.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 23, 2019

From the president:

For many years China (and many other countries) has been taking advantage of the United States on Trade, Intellectual Property Theft, and much more. Our Country has been losing HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year to China, with no end in sight….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

….Sadly, past Administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of Fair and Balanced Trade that it has become a great burden to the American Taxpayer. As President, I can no longer allow this to happen! In the spirit of achieving Fair Trade, we must Balance this very….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

…unfair Trading Relationship. China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product (politically motivated!). Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

…Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10%, will now be taxed at 15%. Thank you for your attention to this matter!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

It’s not yet clear how this affects Trump’s earlier announcement that tariff increase would be delayed to protect retailers at Christmas:

What about the December 15 tariffs that were meant to save Christmas? https://t.co/jVVTxTaGzr

— Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) August 23, 2019

Earlier Friday, the Dow Industrial Average fell over 600 points over the increased tension between America and China:

The Dow plunged more than 600 points after President Trump responded to China's new retaliatory tariffs impacting $75 billion worth of US goods, and criticized the US Federal Reserve https://t.co/9mbT9P50YT pic.twitter.com/F1eTBNghwC

— CNN (@CNN) August 23, 2019

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‘There is nothing amusing about this’: Donald Trump jokes that Seth Moulton tanked the stock market

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:45

After tanking the market with comments on China and his own hand-picked Fed chair, President Donald Trump joked that it was really combat veteran and Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton who was at fault because he dropped his presidential bid today:

The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

The troll-in-chief strikes again:

Ok that's funny https://t.co/x5QXGLv0ms

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 23, 2019

If you're gonna hire a troll, at least you get the benefit of good trolling. This is good trolling. https://t.co/feaScEtTO1

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 23, 2019

But, for the most part, the joke didn’t land well with folks from across the political spectrum:

President Donald Trump, there is nothing amusing about this. Tone Mr President. Tone. https://t.co/M6O2W1PDYI

— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) August 23, 2019

Of all the military vets turned politicians, Moulton’s service is among the most impressive and intense – Marine infantry entering Baghdad, battles of Najaf and Nasiriyah, tribal liaison during Anbar Awakening. https://t.co/B5VyeqKUp1

— Elise Jordan (@Elise_Jordan) August 23, 2019

ha ha how fun we are joking https://t.co/w3Vj1UY4Mq

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 23, 2019

I'm sure retirees love this brand of humor. https://t.co/rscvr1GvmE

— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) August 23, 2019

How is this real life?!

Trump has lost his mind. https://t.co/UDkuoJqwa2

— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 23, 2019

FWIW, the Dow is about flat on the year:

This is about as funny as the fact that the Dow Jones hasn't increased at all over the past year #TrumpRecession2020 https://t.co/XTXKPwYVxE pic.twitter.com/RsaNp6rYBA

— Dana Nuccitelli (@dana1981) August 23, 2019

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Related:

'On what authority?' Donald Trump has 'hereby ordered' American companies to stop doing business with China https://t.co/YsKh2XF0rC

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 23, 2019

 

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MSNBC host tells America how much $$ will be SAVED by spending $16 trillion on Bernie’s climate change plan as BS detectors overheat

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:04

Yesterday Bernie Sanders presented his big plan to help save the world from what he claims will be a fiery demise due to man-made climate change, and it’ll only cost $16 trillion. Bernie also wants to throw some Big Oil executives in prison along the way in the name of “climate justice,” but let’s get back to the price tag. Sure, $16 trillion is a lot, but MSNBC’s Ali Velshi helped Sanders pitch the proposal by saying America can’t afford not to spend the money:

MSNBC's @AliVelshi argues not enacting Bernie's $16 Trillion climate plan would be more costly https://t.co/fDUyJUDLvt

— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) August 23, 2019

During Velshi’s segment, he closed by helping Bernie sell his plan by telling viewers to “remember, when you see a big price tag on climate change, always remember there’s a price to not doing anything or to doing too little.” Here’s the segment where you’re expected to believe that dropping $16 trillion on Sanders’ grand vision will end up saving $10 trillion by the year 2100:

Bernie Sanders has unveiled his $16 trillion climate change plan.
Watch @AliVelshi break it down: pic.twitter.com/AifTn1nP4O

— Velshi & Ruhle (@VelshiRuhle) August 22, 2019

Oh really?

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The smoke being emitted from overheating BS detectors might also contribute to climate change:

pic.twitter.com/8hhYIR6Hzr

— CajunMarks_guarddog (@CajunMark) August 23, 2019

Tell you what national mainstream media; you folks chip in and pay for it for the first 10 years, then report back to us on how it worked out.

— Gary Hall (@GaryWHall) August 23, 2019

Global warming & climate change are lies being used to push socialism!! https://t.co/f8tQiNthYK

— Jeff (@Callaweir) August 23, 2019

A former AOC aide recently admitted what it’s really all about.

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RUH-ROH! More bad news for Jussie Smollett and the prosecutors who ‘abruptly’ dropped charges against him

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:10

Welp, it appears a Chicago judge has questions about how quickly prosecutors dropped charges against Jussie Smollett for faking a hate crime against himself.

AP — Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

— Connor Ryan (@connortryan) August 23, 2019

HOO boy.

A special prosecutor has been appointed in the Jussie Smollett case https://t.co/UHnfxYBYRG

— Mark S. Getzfred (@marknyt) August 23, 2019

From the New York Times:

A judge in Chicago on Friday named a special prosecutor who will investigate how local officials handled the case against Jussie Smollett, who was accused of paying two acquaintances to attack him, making it look like a racist and homophobic hate crime.

The new special prosecutor, Dan Webb, a Republican, is a former United States attorney and worked as a special counsel in the Iran-contra affair. The announcement came two months after Judge Michael P. Toomin of Cook County ordered that a lawyer be appointed to take another look at the case. The judge was charged with finding someone to assess whether there was any misconduct in the way the case was managed and whether there is justification for renewing the prosecution of Mr. Smollett, whose felony charges were dropped in March.

Gosh, this sorta sounds like a big deal.

Attorney Dan Webb, now appointed special prosecutor in #JussieSmollett case, will ask for appointment of grand jury. @ABC7Chicago

— diane pathieu (@dianepathieu) August 23, 2019

JUST IN: A Chicago judge has named a special prosecutor to investigate why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against Jussie Smollett.

Smollett was accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in January pic.twitter.com/GLBabgZYSH

— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) August 23, 2019

Grab your popcorn.

Related:

PAGING Brian Stelter! CNN dragged and then DRAGGED some more for hiring Andrew ‘Lies and Leaks a Lot’ McCabe

This TOTALLY happened. Sure: Journo James Dyer’s thread about going through LAX immigration sets off BS detectors

‘Da’HELL did I just watch?!’ Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne makes ‘interesting’ claims on CNN (Fredo’s face says it ALL) *watch*

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Homeless people in Britain call Andrew Yang’s shipping container housing solution ‘mental torture,’ ‘not for human beings’

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:34

A few days ago, failing presidential candidate Andrew Yang suggested that America explore using shipping containers as housing for low-income Americans:

I was in a shipping container apartment in Las Vegas that cost only $30,000 and was downright appealing. There are things we can do to make housing more affordable for many Americans.

— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) August 11, 2019

It’s “very comfortable,” he said:

Just visited a prototype for affordable housing units made out of shipping containers that cost about $35,000 each. Very comfortable. pic.twitter.com/70AY3AYZAf

— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) April 24, 2019

As luck would have it, Britain already uses this type of housing for homeless people. The verdict? It’s “mental torture”:

‘Living here is mental torture’

Lulu Abu Baker and her 4 children – including one with severe autism – have been living in a converted shipping container since December.https://t.co/XZkQk4nI32 pic.twitter.com/lQRAPTJiSm

— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) August 21, 2019

And “not for human beings”:

'This is a place for animals – not for human beings.'

Lulu Akubaker tells Sky News the converted shipping container she lives in in Ealing is not fit for her family. She was offered it as temporary accommodation by the local council.

More here: https://t.co/THhDUfe0Vo pic.twitter.com/GFWc4axlsy

— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 21, 2019

And how does anyone “live in those kind of conditions”?

"I don't know how anyone can live in those kind of conditions."

Kai Gunner lived in temporary accommodation as a teenager. He says it's "disgusting" that families are having to live in converted shipping containers.#Sunrise

More here: https://t.co/yrzudCGlKY pic.twitter.com/ZLGyjDKlXv

— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 21, 2019

“It’s shameful,” they said:

It's shameful that in one of the wealthiest countries children are being made to live in shipping containers. Gov needs to build more social housing, properly fund local authorities & work to ensure people are living in safe and secure housing immediatelyhttps://t.co/jyyf7MQwnt

— Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) August 21, 2019

We’re sure things will be different in America though.

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Raise your hand if you buy Beto O’Rourke’s account of his conversations with gun show attendees [video]

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 21:58

Don’t even let anyone tell you that Beto O’Rourke’s not willing to engage with his ideological opposition. Just look at how he goes to gun shows despite wanting to institute a mandatory gun buyback, aka confiscation, program:

At a gun show, a seller told me we need better background checks. An owner of an AK-47 told me he’d do anything to keep his kids safe. A Trump supporter told me he’s open to buybacks. We need to stop writing one another off—because only together can we end this epidemic. pic.twitter.com/EEquQ2stM2

— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 22, 2019

Was that the same gun show where he learned that “an AR-15 costs $395 for a lifetime”?

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— Dodd (@Amuk3) August 22, 2019

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— Clinterjack (@SNADoubleAche) August 22, 2019

This…this didn't happen.

— Veterans for Liberty (@Vets4AP) August 22, 2019

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— 30-50 Red Eye Feral Hogs (@Red_Eye_Robot) August 22, 2019

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— @Kim (@KimK_ny) August 22, 2019

Chance this never happened 100%

— Herb (@Herb96325952) August 22, 2019

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— (((I Can't Even))) (@szysgt) August 22, 2019

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— Dad du Nord (@MinnDad) August 22, 2019

None of this happened. https://t.co/7MqkiCFgO3

— libertylineman (@libertylineman) August 22, 2019

So… You had "conversations" with gun owners and sellers at a gun show, but you have no videos of these conversations! You have a freaking video of you "changing" a tire, but not of a conversation that supports your position.

I call BS!

— Biggfootdad (@biggfootdad) August 22, 2019

Well, to be fair, Beto probably doesn’t look as manly around a bunch of dudes with guns as he does around a tire.

Though it is touching that Beto wants to work together with a bunch of racists.

"only together", says the guy who believes our country was founded on racism. Go away, dude.

— Eric H. (@ericinva) August 22, 2019

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Young Turk Hasan Piker accuses ‘the right’ of weaponizing his ‘imprecise language’ hailing the terrorist who maimed Dan Crenshaw and justifying 9/11

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 20:52

As Twitchy told you, Cenk Uygur’s delightful nephew Hasan Piker’s been mocking GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw for losing an eye to an IED — and hailing the terrorist responsible as a “brave f*cking soldier.”

dan crenshaw is crying on a comedian's podcast about how not offended he was about a joke made against him almost an entire year ago. right wing victimhood is a brain disease.

— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) August 21, 2019

This afternoon, Crenshaw took Piker to task again:

The only thing that offends me is your inability to use capital letters in any of your tweets.

But really it is the fact that Google/YouTube profit from and promote The Young Turks and by extension your disgusting defense of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against Americans. https://t.co/703Vy4r9dT

— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 22, 2019

And Piker admitted that he was wrong and has been behaving like a soulless, morally bankrupt jackass.

Just kidding! He doubled down:

if you have a problem supporting terrorists and those who fund terrorists, why did you vote against stopping our arms sales to saudi arabia 4 times? those weapons are now literally in the hands of al qaeda. precisely the point i made in that video that cuts off right before https://t.co/DG2tdrqH05

— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) August 22, 2019

obv i don’t support terrorism, after all i’m critcizing the american govt for supporting terrorism both leading up to, and post 911. i realize i used imprecise language that easily got weaponized by the right but spare me your moral grandstanding.

— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) August 22, 2019

“Imprecise language”? It was offensive, to be sure, there was nothing imprecise about it.

What part was imprecise? All the F bombs? The part where you called the person a brave soldier who planted the IED against Crenshaw? You’re a cancer dude. You’ve said your piece, now lay in it

— TaylorHarrellPolitics (@PoliticsTaylor) August 22, 2019

Everyone understood Hasan loud and clear:

why you making Eye patch dick Cheney mad ?

— Didarul Alam (@tonmoyalam2) August 22, 2019

Dan Crenshaw really needs to grow up. The man still goes to work dressed like a pirate.

— Emotional Support Locomotive (@MitchMcCuckold) August 22, 2019

He's just mad he lost his eye for no good reason lol

— DJ YUNG LIMEWIRE (@Yunglimewire) August 22, 2019

If you don't capitalize your letters Hasan he won't be able to see them with his one eye

— Chrispy (@chrispycrittr) August 22, 2019

That may be all that offends him,,, he's really just jealous of your depth perception. You know being able to look beyond the surface of the issues.

— OtherSideSteve (@PeoplesRepUSA) August 22, 2019

Those human puddles of gutter slime seem pretty eager to take Piker’s “weaponized” language and run with it. And that’s OK, because this is really all Crenshaw and the Right’s fault anyway. They should’ve just taken Piker’s hateful viciousness and left him alone.

Dude. Calling you out for being a radical bigot who supports terrorism isn’t moral grandstanding, it’s accurate.

— Freedom Loving American (@fromthemidwest2) August 22, 2019

You cheered on a terrorist as a hero and called 9/11 a good thing…. just because you got a call from the Armenian genocide denying uncle that pays your bills, doesnt change you exposing what you really are https://t.co/v3YMbStwzP

— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) August 22, 2019

Hasan’s shouting his awfulness from the rooftops.

Just apologize and shut up.

— Ragu Mangu (@PaulSeward14) August 22, 2019

Can’t stop, won’t stop.

The hole you've been digging is getting deeper and deeper.

— Radix Evellere (@rootout) August 22, 2019

How much deeper can he dig it? Stay tuned and find out!

On tonight's show at 8:05PM ET we will address the offensive comments @hasanthehun made on another platform. I have always said a conversation is the appropriate way to deal with controversial comments so I will have a live discussion with him tonight. https://t.co/EoitanzqPD

— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) August 22, 2019

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‘I have nothing to hide’: Miley Cyrus wants to set the record straight about the end of her marriage to Liam Hemsworth

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 18:11

In case you hadn’t yet heard, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are over. Which is actually great news for Hemsworth, as Cyrus is the hottest of hot messes.

Still, though, she wants to tell explain herself:

I can accept that the life I’ve chosen means I must live completely open and transparent with my fans who I love, and the public, 100% of the time. What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

It is no secret that I was into partying in my teens and early 20’s. I have not only smoked, but advocated for weed, I’ve experimented with drugs, my biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

I lost a massive Walmart deal at 17 for ripping a bong.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

I got kicked off hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis cake for his birthday and licking it.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

I swung on a wrecking ball naked.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

There are probably more nudes of me on the internet than maybe any woman in history.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

But the truth is, once Liam & I reconciled,I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

I am proud to say, I am simply in a different place from where i was when I was a younger.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 22, 2019

Yeah. She’s come a long way, baby.

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Donald Trump clarifies his remarks about Democrat-supporting Jews’ ‘great disloyalty’ [video]

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:29

Just what sort of “great disloyalty” was Donald Trump referring to yesterday when he made his insane suggestion that Jews who vote Democrat are guilty of “great disloyalty,”? The Republican Jewish Coalition, for what it’s worth, was pretty sure they knew and that it was no big deal:

President Trump is right, it shows a great deal of disloyalty to oneself to defend a party that protects/emboldens people that hate you for your religion. The @GOP, when rarely confronted w/anti-Semitism of elected members always acts swiftly and decisively to punish and remove. https://t.co/mEBgd84qkf

— RJC (@RJC) August 20, 2019

OK, guys.

Lmao this is such a bad tweet. Have you lost your minds? Why make excuses? Also, LOL at saying GOP acts swiftly IN THIS SAME TWEET, you maniacs https://t.co/MvfSZ0A8LZ

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 20, 2019

Memo to RJC and anyone else who needs to hear this: Every single time Trump says something that *sounds pretty bigoted* his defenders choose the non-bigoted interpretation and then he always–always, always, always–cuts you down from that limb. Why haven't you learned?

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 20, 2019

They really should’ve learned. Because after having a night to sleep on it, Donald Trump has clarified what he said:

Trump tells reporters: "If you vote for a Democrat, you’re being disloyal to Jewish people and you’re being very disloyal to Israel." via @Jordanfabian

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 21, 2019

Well, there it is, clarified. "If you vote for a Democrat, you're very, very disloyal to Israel." pic.twitter.com/DE8pqUKx53

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 21, 2019

Oh, well. If that’s what he meant … then it’s basically as awful as we thought.

Oh, well thanks for clearing that up. For a second I thought maybe he WASN'T being grossly anti-Semitic.

— Concerned Citizen (@politicsbos) August 21, 2019

Does he think this rephrasing of the same ugly thought from yesterday is better?

— Laura Hart (@lchart53) August 21, 2019

Again with this s**t?

— Carlos Edwards (@rcarlosnyc) August 21, 2019

It is like the game being played by him and the squad is who can out antisemite the other https://t.co/4Z4EmKRyyO

— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) August 21, 2019

To be fair, why should Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have all the “dual loyalty” fun?

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet and the headline amended to reflect the addition of video.

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Bill Nye furious ‘same country that sent people to the moon’ isn’t fully responding to his climate change alarm

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:28

You might not be surprised to know that Bill Nye is still sounding the alarm about man-made climate change, and he’s getting increasingly frustrated that you’re not listening to his warnings even though you might have been amazed by the missions to the moon… or something:

"It is infuriating to have people in the United States denying science. The same country that sent people to the moon, for crying out loud," Bill Nye says. "Humans are causing climate change. Pretending it's not happening is not in anyone's best interest" https://t.co/WmHuzWpWWa

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 20, 2019

Don’t make him throw yet another tantrum!

Take your BS to China and India.

— Jaq (@jaa1530) August 20, 2019

As if.

There's an enormous difference between climate change and man-made climate change.
One may happen without the influence of the other.
And you'll note that when the latter is being claimed there always follows some measure of government control. https://t.co/pEOTPtm6vx

— Bob ن (@BobHicks_) August 21, 2019

Bill Nye pretending to be a scientist in infuriating, for crying out loud.

— Pattypan (@Pattypan) August 20, 2019

Bill Nye is not a climate scientist. Or any kind of scientist. He’s a political hack.

— davejakes (@davejakes) August 21, 2019

Bill Nye is not a Scientist.

— Jeanette Pearce (@jinpearce) August 21, 2019

perhaps when your spokespeople are a failed comedian turned kids show host and the kids themselves, your message isn't as serious as you think it is

— Gianbattista (@gbtiepolo1) August 20, 2019

@BillNye Are you still flying all over the world to attend climate change conferences?

— The_Pterodactyl_Whisperer (@MoistFella) August 20, 2019

Sure, but that’s to save the planet! And people like Elton John and others are covering for them.

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The pro-immigration group ‘Families Belong Together’ is very angry at the new DHS Flores ruling that will keep families together

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:09

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced this morning that the Trump administration is changing the Flores settlement, a decade’s old rule that forced the government to release children who had crossed the border illegally with their parents after 20 days in custody:

It's official: Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security, just announced that the Trump administration now will use a new immigration rule that would allow it to detain immigrant families who cross the border illegally indefinitely, replacing the Flores settlement.

— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 21, 2019

Now, when a child comes across the border with a family member, the entire family can be held together, thus ending family separations:

(1/5) Today, @DHSgov & @HHSgov have issued the “Flores Final Rule”, which allows DHS to keep families together during fair and expeditious immigration proceedings, and eliminates a key incentive that encourages traffickers to exploit children.

— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) August 21, 2019

(2/5) Today’s action addresses a court-imposed weakness in immigration law that prevented DHS from detaining a family together for more than 20 days and codifies critical commitments on the conditions for children in Federal care.

— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) August 21, 2019

(3/5) It will help address the dramatic 469% increase this year from the record number of family units apprehended in FY18. The incentive to cross the
border illegally with a vulnerable child must come to an end.

— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) August 21, 2019

(4/5) This rule implements the commitments of the Flores settlement. While we continue to seek legislative solutions, we must take administrative action to address the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis.

— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) August 21, 2019

(5/5) Keeping families together during immigration proceedings, & ensuring that asylum seekers w/ meritorious claims get resolution, are important steps to enhance the integrity of the system & extend protections to those that need them. See more here: https://t.co/fNibhnkxfH

— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) August 21, 2019

President Trump’s goal here is to end catch-and-release:

Brandon Judd, President, National Border Patrol Council. “This will effectively end Catch and Release and curb illegal entries.”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019

But there is an open question on just where these families will be detained as the current (overwhelmed) system isn’t designed for it:

First the basics:
DHS (Homeland Sec) houses detained adult and family migrants.
HHS (Health&Human Services) houses migrant children who are *alone*. That does include a few who are separated, but mostly kids/teens who come here by themselves. 2/

— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) August 21, 2019

Of course, libs will challenge this:

The Trump Administration is trying to "withdraw" from the Flores Settlement, which requires humane treatment of children in custody.

It's a court order. The Trump Administration can't just "withdraw" from it. This is illegal, inhumane, and disturbing.https://t.co/vXQNYfRwzW

— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) August 21, 2019

Groups such as “Families Belong Together” is quite mad that the administration will now keep families together:

If the Trump administration succeeds in terminating the Flores child protections, officials will be able to keep children in brutal conditions and jail migrants indefinitely. Children and families will continue to be abused and traumatized.

— Families Belong Together (@fams2gether) August 21, 2019

As we know, conditions in detention camps are horrific; there are constant reports of abuse, and there is countless evidence of trauma. The least we can do is keep these protections in place so children get proper care in custody.

— Families Belong Together (@fams2gether) August 21, 2019

Overall, this is just the latest example of how the Trump administration continues to manipulate the law and violate human rights. The bottom line is that migrant children DO NOT belong in detention and the camps need to be closed down immediately.

— Families Belong Together (@fams2gether) August 21, 2019

When the “open borders” facade is lifted, this is what you see.

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Unhinged Peter Beinart stoops to ‘disgusting’ lows to defend Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s anti-Semitism; Rich Lowry schools [video]

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 21:24

As Twitchy told you, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib held a press conference this afternoon, where they quadrupled down on their anti-Israel, anti-Semitic smear campaign. Most of the media don’t seem terribly interested in debunking the long list of lies, but CNN did manage to trot out professional left-wing-anti-Semitism apologist Peter Beinart to weigh in on everything:

Video: Here's half of that absolutely bonkers meltdown by Peter Beinart after Rich Lowry calmly schools him on why it's not such a great idea to defend an organization that's actually pushed blood libel (among other hateful, ugly things). Beinart lost it and it was not pretty pic.twitter.com/lId4KHeJ25

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 19, 2019

CNN's Peter Beinart defends Palestinians who commit terrorism against Israel: “A lot of Palestinians believe that because they are subject to daily violence of a system which denies them basic rights they have the right to respond violently”pic.twitter.com/cUc0fqssoA

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 19, 2019

Channeling AOC by suggesting that Palestinian terrorists have no choice but to respond with violence is a really good look.

Of course. https://t.co/YNwCW7UxTD

— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 19, 2019

Disgusting. https://t.co/SBWCEBEgbc

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 19, 2019

Beinart is garbage. https://t.co/7bTK3QJR6D

— RBe (@RBPundit) August 19, 2019

It is like he is reading straight from Hamas manifesto…. @Benshapiro said it best…. Hamas cheers every time Peter is on television https://t.co/qCAU4gSKZ9

— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) August 19, 2019

And why wouldn’t they? They’ve got to love it when a far-leftist talking head with a conditional respect for Judaism comes on to bash Israel and defend blatant anti-Semitism.

.@PeterBeinart on @CNN basically: Palestinians have a right to be antisemites

— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 19, 2019

Beinart excusing murdering children on school buses. https://t.co/pERlvqazGZ

— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) August 19, 2019

CNN anchor asks Beinart about Miftah's antisemitism. Beinart responds "Palestinians don't have to be saints" in order to get "the same rights" as the rest of us.

Amazing. Simply amazing.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 19, 2019

Miftah: Jewish control of media elevates black ppl and is bad for white ppl so they must be destroyed. Also Jews put Christian blood on their matza.

Peter Beinart: Look, nobody's perfect.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 19, 2019

All we can say is God bless Rich Lowry. It can’t be easy to sit there and try to refute Beinart’s unhinged arguments knowing that most of the media are ultimately rooting against you.

Thankfully @RichLowry is there to add some sanity: Tells Beinart you can criticize Israel without glorifying terrorists.

Asks Beinart if that's his standard for working with white nationalists.

Beinart has no response but to yell at Rich, who's speaking calmly.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 19, 2019

"Hanan Ashrawi has dedicate her life to nonviolent activism."–Beinart.

Beinart is acting psychotically here, and Lowry is a saint. Amazing.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 19, 2019

Kudos to @RichLowry, who made Peter Beinart look like a complete fool and jackass. Or would have if Beinart weren’t already.

— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) August 19, 2019

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Update:

Digging deeper: Peter Beinart's explanation for his Palestinian terrorist apologism only makes him look worse https://t.co/tYEiMQhexI

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 19, 2019

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Elizabeth Warren’s heritage shenanigans appear to be wearing thin with some actual Native Americans [video]

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:04

Elizabeth Warren — with the media’s help, of course — is trying to have her cake and eat it, too, when it comes to her heritage. But from the looks of things, plenty of Native Americans have lost their appetites:

Moderator Shocked by Lack of Native American Enthusiasm for Warrenhttps://t.co/k5awy0fJ0M pic.twitter.com/pjyTuFYWxA

— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 19, 2019

More from the Washington Free Beacon:

The moderator at a Native American forum was shocked on Monday after Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) received very little enthusiasm about her potential election.

Warren participated in the presidential forum on Native American issues in Sioux, City, IA, where she apologized for the “harm” she caused for her past claims of Native American ancestry.

“It’s a wonderful day and Native Americans across this country should celebrate. Today we’re sharing the stage with a future president perhaps,” the moderator said.

Here’s the cringey video (via the Washington Free Beacon):

The moderator at the Native American Forum in Iowa today had to ask the crowd to applaud after he suggested the Elizabeth Warren could be the next President. pic.twitter.com/UKZlJBgBjR

— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) August 19, 2019

That must have been awkward. Keep pushing the lie I guess?

— Cornmill Intel (@Clint49127635) August 19, 2019

If you thought that was bad, there’s still more where that came from.

Warren still says she’s a Native American (she’s not), but also hastens to add that she’s not a person of color. Are (actual) Native Americans NOT people of color?

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 19, 2019

At least some actual Native Americans are not amused by Warren’s shenanigans. Get a load of what one woman had to say about her performance:

Attendees at the Native American Forum aren't having it:

"How can she say she's not a [woman of color] when she just took a DNA test stating she is?"pic.twitter.com/tJxTOS15Bm

— Michael Ahrens (@michael_ahrens) August 19, 2019

Yikes.

It’s almost as if they don’t accept her as one of their own.

— russ strickland (@nsrrder13) August 19, 2019

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Related:

‘Seems newsy, even fire-fightery’! Hey, why did Elizabeth Warren’s campaign try to flush this down the memory hole?

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Will AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar boycott trips to the West Bank over THIS?!

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 23:17

Since travel to the West Bank is in the news, shouldn’t this be getting attention?

Palestinian Authority bans LGBT activities in West Bank.
The ban came after LGBT group Al-Qaws was planing to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus. By @KhaledAbuToameh @Jerusalem_Post cc: @ronzheimer @PeterTatchell @PaulSchindler @GayCityNews https://t.co/BkzSsHCfp4

— Benjamin Weinthal (@BenWeinthal) August 18, 2019

So, when will AOC and The Squad hold a press conference to call this out?

Waiting for the joint @IlhanMN@RashidaTlaib statement that will never come calling for a boycott….. https://t.co/AFzGjty2nH

— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) August 18, 2019

Time for a boycott!

Boy just wait until AOC and the Squad hear about this — I bet they're going to demand a boycott of Palestine!

Ha ha ha just kidding, they're not going to say a word. https://t.co/Ato6g2OWhe

— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) August 18, 2019

And here’s a friendly reminder about how LGBT folks are treated in Israel:

Tel Aviv Pride is huge. Gigantic actually. I am so thankful Israel stands firmly for LGBT rights in a region that doesn’t. https://t.co/kz9Y8NK2ph

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 18, 2019

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Related:

‘What the actual f***’? Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib double DOWN on awful by sharing work from anti-Semitic cartoonist https://t.co/DX6o5LLKa7

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2019

She MAD! Bill Maher calls anti-Israel boycott movement a ‘bullsh*t purity test’ for Dems and Rashida Tlaib just LOSES it https://t.co/NcBsq7JUis

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2019

 

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