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RWW: Something Reeks About Mike Cernovich's Appearance At Columbia University

Last night, nearly every prominent self-described “New Right” personality shared a photo purporting to show protesters who had gathered in New York to oppose a speech by right-wing activist and self-described journalist Mike Cernovich flying a banner endorsing pedophilia, in what appears to be yet another hoax designed to smear New Right opposition.

Cernovich gave a short lecture about the rise of alternative media at Columbia University in New York City last night and was met by hundreds of protesters who opposed his appearance on campus. The protest group included students, members of the public, and anti-fascist protesters.

Then, serial hoaxer and Pizzagate pioneer Jack Posobiec began circulating photographs online purporting to show anti-Cernovich protesters holding a sign that read “No white supremacy, no pedobashing, no Mike Cernovich” and featured a logo for the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), a group with a nearly non-existent membership that seeks to abolish the age of consent. The photos spread like wildfire on alt-right and New Right Twitter:

Posobiec is a media personality known for his endorsement of conspiracy theories and orchestration of hoax news events. In the last year, Posobiec has been caught planting a “Rape Melania” sign at a Trump rally to smear anti-Trump protesters, sending trolls to a net neutrality rally with signs calling for the shutdown of conservative media outlets, and distributing fake flyers at another net neutrality event claiming that participants endorsed “Satanic porn.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/something-reeks-about-mike-cernovichs-appearance-at-columbia-university/


That's right - they purposefully paint their protestors as child molestors! I mean really these fucking people. I wonder what they must think about when cameras aren't following them?

Gordon Klingenschmitt: Christians Must Run For Office So The Church Can Take Over The Government

In 2014, Religious Right activist Gordon Klingenschmitt was elected to a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, despite his long history of extremist views and outrageous statements. Even though his term in office was repeatedly marked by controversy, Klingenschmitt decided to run for a seat in the state senate in 2016, only to lose the Republican primary, bringing his short political career to an end.

Despite his rather ignominious record, Klingenschmitt has now written a book entitled “How To Liberate The World in 30 Days: A Step-by-Step Guide to Take Back Your Country,” which he claims will teach conservative Christian how to get more involved in politics in order to save America.

Klingenschmitt recently appeared on the “Vocal Point” radio program, where he declared that Christians must run for office so that the church can “take over the government” and implement the will of God here on earth.

“If you’re Christian, I think you have an obligation to serve your country in some way,” Klingenschmitt said. “Up in heaven, God already rules. But down here on earth, it’s not always the case. There are some places where God’s will is not done, we read about sin every day in the newspapers. Look at what happened in Las Vegas, that was not the will of God, so we need to stand up for what is the will of God and bring His will down here to earth, the same way it is already being done in heaven.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/gordon-klingenschmitt-christians-must-run-for-office-so-the-church-can-take-over-the-government/


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-19: The New Adventures Of Robin Trump & Liddle Bob Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-19: The New Adventures Of Robin Trump & Liddle Bob Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! First off – GO DODGERS!!!! Whew!!!! Yeah, I have Dodgers fever because we’re in Burbank this week. Sorry Cubs, you had a great run. But anyone who can beat the New York Yankees… yeah boo!!!!, I am all for it! We are back everybody! I'm going to make the intro short this week because we have a lot of idiocy to get to. Let’s start with a cool event that happened in Los Angeles this week, and I’m not talking about the collective hangover the Dodgers fans are celebrating after all night benders. So Tom Petty… right? This isn’t Jeopardy, sir! And one of his biggest songs called “Free Falling”. Well anyway there was a huge homage to Tom Petty and his song last week in Ventura, California. So the famous lyric in the song goes “And the vampires walk down Ventura Blvd”. Well the city of Sherman Oaks closed off the 15000 block of Ventura Blvd – near the Sherman Oaks Galleria, where the vampires really did march down Ventura Blvd. It was a really cool event that turned out great with the whole mall getting into it. OK enough of the intro. We got a lot of idiocy to get to this week. But first Bill Maher is back and he rails on the concept of the whole Facebook Russia fiasco with “Shit Starters”:



Number one this week is easily going to go to the Alt Right (1). So Richard Spencer got shut down in Gainsville this week while speaking to the University Of Florida. Maybe Florida isn’t as crazy as we thought. In the second slot, we’re bringing back “Beating A Dead Horse”. We’re going to introduce you to a controversial right wing anti-immigration protest group called “VDare” that’s too extreme for Breitbart! And this is the third time they got denied to host their annual convention. At number 3 originally were going to talk about Mike Pence, but we have to talk about the Trump V. Corker feud, and it is quite exquisite. President Trump (4) takes up just a single slot this week. But man it’s a doozy – and he continues to attack the widow of fallen Niger soldier Sgt. La David Johnson. Whew. Trump, keep doing what you’re doing. In the number 5 slot we originally had a much different segment planned, but we got to talk about Barstool Sports (5). So ESPN cancelled their new show “Barstool Van Talk” after one episode – and wait until you find out the reason behind it. At the number 6 slot, we’re doing our due diligence by reporting on all the wackiness surrounding the Christian right in our favorite segment where I try out my inner preacher, “Holy Shit” (6). And that name is a double pun too! Taking the seventh slot is, ugh, it’s Alex Jones (7). And yes we have to talk about his latest rant, and he really is the gift of crazy that just keeps on giving. At number 8 is former Playboy Playmate and the world’s most famous porn star Jenna Jameson (8). Did you know that Playboy hired its’ first ever transgender model? Well, Ms. Jameson isn’t having any of it, and we will explain further. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “People Are Dumb” because, well, people are dumb. Finally this week its’ more of the Top 10 World Tour (10). This time we’re going to one of the biggest countries in the entire world. It’s the home of the Great Wall, the land of chow mein, and Tianamen Square, the home of Macau and Hong Kong, I’m of course talking about China! Plus we have some live music for you from the one and only Macklemore! His new album “Gemini” is outstanding, and if you don’t have it, well, get out of my audience. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Before we start this week, I have a Top 10 update for you – this is about the Kid Rock For Senate campaign, that is officially no more.

Kid Rock has officially ruled out a run for Senate in Michigan next year.

Speaking to radio shock jock Howard Stern on Tuesday, Robert Ritchie, also known by his stage name Kid Rock, sought to dispel rumors that he would jump into the 2018 race to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

"F--- no I'm not running for Senate, are you f---ing kidding me?" he told Stern. "Who couldn't figure that out?"

Kid Rock, a prominent Michigan Republican who visited President Donald Trump at the White House in April, fueled speculation earlier this year that he may run.

A July poll showed him in a virtual dead heat with Stabenow, a longtime Michigan senator. The same poll showed him with a substantial lead in Michigan's GOP primary.
http://www.businessinsider.com/kid-rock-says-he-wont-run-for-senate-2017-10?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral




Well, to be fair, his campaign lasted 12.5 Scaramuccis. Hey o!!! Now back to the original entry: You know white supremacy has been in the news an awful lot lately. The Alt Right especially – you know the guys who show up to rallies in khakis and white collared shirts carrying tiki torches as opposed to their dads who show up to rallies in full KKK gear burning crosses. And by the way – the alt right are your fun loving racists, as evidenced by these douchebags at Kent State who were trying to make a statement about safe spaces by openly wearing diapers and playing in cribs, because, you know “safe spaces are for children”! but they failed!

https://twitter.com/TPUSAatKent/status/921005124947988480

Now just remember this Kent State Republicans – we’re laughing *AT* you, not *WITH* you. Well this week, the reigning king of the Alt Right and guy who complained to Bethesda that the new Wolfenstein game features too much Nazi killing, Richard Spencer, went to Florida. And this happened:

(CNN)Protesters greeted white supremacist leader Richard Spencer with loud boos and chants of "Go home Spencer" during his speech Thursday afternoon at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
The talk was Spencer's first planned speech on a college campus since he and others participated in the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
With an intensive police presence, protesters chanted, "We don't want your Nazi hate" and "Nazi scum off our streets." The anti-Spencer protesters, who vastly outnumbered the supporters, carried signs against fascism, neo-Nazis and white supremacy.

Spencer took the stage at the Phillips Center at just after 2:45 p.m. Those in the venue, many of whom stood with their fists raised, loudly booed and chanted lines like "Go home Spencer" and "Nazis are not welcome here."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/19/us/university-florida-richard-spencer-speech/index.html




Here’s the thing – you know when you say “I’m not racist, but…” then you follow it up with something horribly racist, guess what? You’re a racist! And by the way – you know how they always say that you can judge a person by the company they keep? Well, would you be surprised to learn that guys with guns were outside talking about the forthcoming race war? Really, these dipshits have about as much credibility of starting a war as Cartman does.

Five arrests were made Thursday in connection with an event that self-described white supremacist Richard Spencer held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

Three men were arrested for their alleged role in a shooting incident following Spencer's speech, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The three suspects "engaged in an argument with another group of people that turned violent with gunfire," police said in a press release today.

The three individuals -- Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28 -- are all from Texas, according to police.

The police report for Tenbrink states that while in a car, the suspects pulled up to the victims and one of the three men shouted "Hail Hitler and other chants" before "an argument ensued." According to police, Tenbrink got out of the vehicle with a handgun and threatened to kill the victims, while the two other men encouraged him to shoot them. Polie said Tenbrink fired a single shot that "thankfully missed the group" and hit a nearby building.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/security-ramped-white-nationalist-richard-spencers-florida-event/story?id=50585570




No… no race war. Especially when the white supremacists firing guns missed all of their targets. Really, these guys have the aim of Stormtroopers. Oh and guess what? Richard Spencer already comments that he will keep returning to Charlottesville, because, reasons.

“We will be back again… and again, and again.”

White nationalist Richard Spencer has brought a trio of torch rallies to Charlottesville. Now, he says plan on seeing even more.

Spencer knows the law and how to use it to get what he wants. We saw that on Saturday, October 7, when he led a torch march to Emancipation Park, knowing the city’s top prosecutor couldn't do a thing about it.

In a rare interview he spoke one-on-one with NBC29's Henry Graff about race, monuments, and Charlottesville. Spencer says history chose Charlottesville. For him, going to the University of Virginia and living here after graduation were also factors.
http://www.nbc29.com/story/36573304/richard-spencer-plans-return-to-charlottesville


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And Richard Spencer really knows his audience doesn’t he? You know the right wing has been trying like mad to target universities in the last 20 years because they hate liberals so much. And then there’s this douchebag at Virginia Tech:

A graduate student and teaching instructor at Virginia Tech has been discovered to be an avowed white supremacist, but university officials have yet to take any action to dismiss him.

Mark Neuhoff, who teaches English composition at the university part-time, was discovered in late September to have posted a series of racist comments on social media. “I want white supremacy,” one post read. “Whites must be in control if we are to preserve western culture. Categorically, no other race can do it.”

A group calling itself New River Valley Against Fascism obtained screenshots of Neuhoff’s social media posts and published them in a September 26 blog post. They include multiple comments about Holocaust denial, as well as one post about how Neuhoff managed to get himself banned from the infamous neo-Nazi site Stormfront for talking about the importance of having free speech in a White Nationalist society.

When asked by the Roanoke Times to explain the posts, Neuhoff said that they were an “accurate reflection of my personal beliefs.” “All of the posts are private for a specific audience who knows and understands who I am,” Neuhoff said. “What I was doing with my posts was trying to redefine the term that is destructive and shuts someone down — white supremacist.”

https://thinkprogress.org/virginia-tech-neo-nazi-professor-9cac3ad4185b/




That one is pretty fitting! Well, getting back to the Alt Right – they crazy. But there are ways to counter said crazy. Take a look at what the Alligator Brewing Company – based in Gainsville, was offering to help combat Richard Spencer:

Richard Spencer, "alt-right" leader and hatemonger who just can't seem to stop getting punched, is scheduled to give a speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Thursday. The University accepted his request on threat of lawsuit, but its president has condemned Spencer's "message of hate and racism" and asked students to stay away. Florida governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in the university's county and activated the National Guard. Students and Gainesville residents have formed a group called No Nazis at UF, some of whom marched on a campus administrative building to protest.

There have been smaller protests, too. Alligator Brewing, a tiny brewery in Gainesville, has stepped up to mount its own protest to Spencer by promising that any UF students who get tickets his appearance can exchange them for a draft beer at Alligator. Alligator, in return, will dispose of the tickets so they can't be used.

“We unfortunately can’t stop him from bringing his hate to Gainesville,” the brewery posted on Facebook and Instagram. “But we can empty the room so his disgusting message goes unheard.”
http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/a13043400/alligator-brewing-protest-richard-spencer/


That was a great idea guys! Can we show that?



And would you be surprised to learn that Richard Spencer’s fans were sending death threats to the employees of Alligator Brewing Company? No? Neither are we! Because you know what sane, rational people Richard Spencer’s people are, and you know only sane, rational people leave death threats, right?

While many are praising the brewery, others are condemning it — the spokesperson said people associated with the Alligator Brewing event have received death threats.

According to the Miami Herald, Spencer’s team has learned of the plan. Instead of allowing community members to get tickets from the university, Spencer’s team will distribute the event tickets themselves, a method designed to “avoid the sabotage,” Cameron Padgett, a Georgia grad student organizing on behalf of Spencer, told the Herald.

The Tall Paul spokesperson declined to comment on specifics when asked whether there would be a change of plans given the new ticket distribution method.
https://mic.com/articles/185359/despite-death-threats-alligator-brewing-continues-to-protest-richard-spencers-uf-speech#.xy2AKWPvp





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You know if there’s one thing the GOP loves to do it’s beat dead horses. Which is why we’re documenting them in:



This week – we’re going to introduce you to a group calling itself “VDare”. VDare is a product of the Center For American Unity, an organization that promotes white supremacy. In fact the founder of this organization is Peter Brimelow, a guy who wrote a book that is very famous among white supremacists called “Alien Nation”. In case you’re wondering where the name “VDare” comes from – it’s from Virginia Dare, a popular meme among white supremacists, the first white child born in the new world after the first British settlements. So what happened this week when VDare attempted to hold its’ first annual conference?

The Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ, has canceled plans to host an upcoming “immigration conference” by the white nationalist group VDare. It is the third time this year that VDare has unsuccessfully attempted to schedule a conference.

VDare runs a racist website that’s been heavily criticized by civil rights groups for pushing white nationalism. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the white nationalist site “regularly publishes articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.” The Anti-Defamation League wrote that VDare is a racist site that “posts, promotes, and archives the work of racists, anti-immigrant figures, and anti-Semites.”

Headlines on VDare include: “One Problem With These Hispanic Immigrants Is Their Disgusting Behavior,” “Indians Aren`t That Intelligent (On Average),” “Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Hispanic Immigrants Taking Over FBI’s Ten Most Wanted,” “America Does Not Need ANY Immigrants From Africa,” and “Roll Over, JIHAD—There’s Also HIJRA, Muslim Conquest By Immigration.”

VDare is so bad that even the editor in chief for Breitbart privately called it “racist,” according to reporting by BuzzFeed (despite that private condemnation, Breitbart has publicly defended VDare).

Read more: https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/10/20/hilton-el-conquistador-cancels-plans-host-upcoming-white-nationalist-vdare-conference/218277




I mean come on, when you’re too extreme for Breitbart, that’s pretty fucking extreme! I mean just ask Infowars correspondent and guy who thinks Ethnic Cleansing is just a new product line from Tide, Mike Cernovich! Excuse me a minute… OK I’m good. He held a joint online conference this weekend where many white supremacist ideas were floated about. I can only imagine the conversation they had. “See son, isn’t open, full breasted suit wearing tiki torch racism more fun than your dad’s closeted white hooded, cross burning racism?”. Can we show that tweet?

https://twitter.com/RightWingWatch/status/921014844710703104

Boy, Harry Potter really let himself go after he quit Hogwarts, didn’t he? He should have taken that semester abroad in Prague! And the cute hearts totally offset the Nazi flag in the background, don’t they? Because if there’s one thing you associate candy hearts with, it’s institutionalized racism! But here’s what they actually talked about:

Lucian Wintrich, a White House reporter for The Gateway Pundit, and Ali Akbar, who are both political activists among the self-described “New Right” movement, split from prior efforts to sanitize and distance their movement from its affiliations with the racist alt-right movement and featured alt-right troll Matt Colligan on their podcast.

On last night’s episode of their livestream podcast, “Wintrich Report,” which drew many viewers after it was shared by New Right activists such as Mike Cernovich, featured a conversation with Matt Colligan—known online as “Millennial Matt”—in which they discussed differences between the two movements, framing the conversation as a civil exchange of ideas. But in this supposed effort to draw a hard line between the two movements, Akbar, Wintrich and Colligan identified a number of shared beliefs, including that white men have been caricatured as evil by “white fat bitches,” according to Akbar, in the media.

“I have a deep fondness for anyone I think is funny,” Wintrich said, expressing his affinity for Colligan and Tim Gionet, a Twitter personality known as “Baked Alaska” who has repeatedly shared Nazi memes online and also appeared at the racist Unite the Right rally.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/new-right-activists-pivot-backwards-share-laughs-with-unite-the-right-demonstrator/




Because Nazis are so funny and fun-loving aren’t they? I mean really kid, take a break from the laptop and go out into the real world! But getting back to VDare – this isn’t the first time they attempted to hold a conference:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE (8/16): An anti-immigration organization's planned conference in Colorado Springs next year has been canceled.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort canceled the conference following an outcry from many in the community who said they did not want a white nationalist or white nationalist-sympathetic group coming to Colorado Springs.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort issued a brief statement, but did not give an official reason for the event's cancellation.

"Cheyenne Mountain Resort will not be hosting the VDARE Foundation in April of next year. We remain committed to respecting the privacy of guests at the resort."

Nonetheless, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said he was pleased with the resort's decision and speculated why they may have made it.
http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Mayor-Suthers-responds-to-planned-VDARE-conference-in-Colorado-Springs-440537563.html




Hmmmm… a bunch of white supremacists alone in the woods? What could possibly go wrong? And this was back in March! This is where it gets into “dead horse” territory – they attempted a third time to hold a gathering in Yosemite National Park! That’s my state, damn it!

When another article about the conference by liberal research center Media Matters caught the attention of Tenaya Lodge's parent company, Delaware North, the resort moved to cancel the conference. Delaware North tells SFGATE that the hotel regrets the "mistake" of booking them.

"At the time of booking we did not realize this group has values that are in conflict with our embracement of diversity among our employees and guests, including people of different cultures, lifestyles, creeds, nationalities, races and ages," said Glen White, senior manager for Delaware North, in a statement. "We are also concerned that providing meeting space and rooms to this group could be disruptive to our other guests' enjoyment of Tenaya Lodge and the services we provide to those guests."

VDare, however, doesn't view the cancellation as an error, writing on their own site that organizer Lydia Brimelow and her planner were "transparent with Tenaya from the beginning."

"VDARE.com, we informed them, was a politically-oriented site that leaned controversial," Lydia Brimelow wrote. "There would be protestors. We would have security concerns. They should look us up. We repeatedly mentioned that we selected them because of their position on government property and their responsibility thereby to honor freedom of speech and assembly. Tenaya did not disabuse us of this false understanding."
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Anti-immigration-group-riled-by-Yosemite-resort-s-10883942.php




So that’s three times! Ding ding ding!!! It’s the douchebag jackpot! But you know one group that at least loves them and even VDare doesn’t know what to do with? Women! Yes, even women can be hardcore racists, too!

In a basement conference room in the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, D.C., on November 19, 2016, following one of the first alt-right press conferences after the 2016 election, F. Roger Devlin (the “F” stands for Francis) took to the stage with a curious tale about Norwegian women. Their “lizard brains,” he said, were causing them to abandon Norwegian men for Pakistani immigrants, causing a crisis in heterosexual relations among Norwegian whites.

It was familiar territory for Devlin. Devlin is not a household name the way other white nationalist leaders like Richard Spencer are, and he certainly lacks the pomp of some of the far-right’s bombastic hangers-on, such as Milo Yiannopoulos. Yet the self-described “independent scholar” is a major voice on the alt-right, and has been critical in shaping the movement’s understanding of gender, marriage, and the place of white women among its ranks. He is a longtime contributor to far-right publications including The Occidental Quarterly, VDARE, and Counter-Currents. Like many on the intellectual wing of the alt-right, he has mainstream credentials, namely a doctorate in political philosophy from Tulane. But as his work veered right, he began to fancy himself a dissident. In light of the rise in mainstream media attention toward the alt-right movement and women’s role in it, Devlin’s work sheds a great deal of light on a question of what today’s white nationalists think of women’s place in society.
https://newrepublic.com/article/145325/alt-right-doesnt-know-white-women





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You know I may have to do a “Lost Entries” edition of the Top 10 when we take our winter break because we have way too many of them. I had a much different entry planned for this edition but I didn’t like the entry. So we got to talk about the Trump V. Corker feud because it’s too damn good, and it’s costing Trump supporters. And that’s a scary thought when you consider that this is happening right now and it’s about to turn states upside down:

Extreme far-right groups across the world have united under the same banner and are actively collaborating to help influence elections and intimidate political opponents, according to a new study by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue (ISD) — and current efforts to disrupt them are lagging far behind.

The report details how far-right activists have broken through divides that for years kept them spread out, disconnected, and distrustful of each other. Now, the internet has allowed far-right groups to “actively seek to overcome ideological and geographic differences for the sake of expanding their influence, reach and impact.” A key part of that impact is coordinated grassroots activities and the weaponization of internet culture, which allows the far-right to “bring about attitude and behavioral change, in particular among the younger generations.”

One example of that international collaboration occurred earlier this year, when supporters across Europe and and the United States crowdfunded $200,000 to help far-right activists charter a 422-ton boat meant to disrupt the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean. Donations came from France, Germany, the United States, the U.K., Italy and several other countries, and showed how “groups and individuals are prepared to put aside ideological differences… and instead focus on commonality.”

The report also noted how the far-right was using sophisticated media disruption strategies gleaned from military playbooks.

https://thinkprogress.org/report-far-right-intelligence-handbook-d37f1b7af86d/




And that this is also happening:

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon took a victory lap Tuesday after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced he would retire at the end of his term.

Bannon, the Breitbart News chairman who is recruiting primary challengers to GOP incumbents, claimed credit for Flake’s decision not to seek reelection, according to Breitbart’s editor in chief Alex Marlow.

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Bannon has vowed to recruit primary challengers to all Republican incumbents with the exception of Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-Texas). Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who similarly lashed out at Trump on Tuesday, likely would have attracted a Bannon-backed challenger had he not decided to retire after 2018.

Others reportedly in Bannon's crosshairs include Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and John Barrasso
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/356959-bannon-our-movement-will-defeat-you-in-primaries-or-force-you-to-retire




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! So replace a far right regime with an even further right regime? One that delves heavily into Nazi territory? Oh and in case you’re wondering about that, Bannon’s BFF, Milo Yiannopolous, lost a key supporter this week:

Something had set Lane Davis off, but that wasn’t unusual.

It was a clear summer afternoon on July 14, on Samish Island—a small, idyllic community off the northwest coast of Washington state—where Lane, a balding, bearded, Donald Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist and prolific YouTuber and Redditor, known online as Seattle4Truth, lived with his parents.

Lane had spent that Friday morning as he did most mornings, on the internet. This day, like the others, Lane read and retweeted posts celebrating the Second Amendment, bemoaning diversity, and spreading conspiracy theories that alleged Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta was involved in a child sex ring and DNC staffer Seth Rich had been murdered. It was the end of a busy week during which he contributed to the Donald Trump subreddit, and over on The Ralph Retort, a fringe blog where he worked as a political editor, (unpaid, according to the site’s owner), he had celebrated the idea of a Kid Rock Senate run, claimed America was under threat of Sharia law, and wondered whether CNN was “literally ISIS.”

Lane’s parents, Catherine and Charles Davis—Charles was known as Chuck to his friends— were used to their 33-year-old son’s outbursts. They had become so frequent that Charles had started recording the tirades on his phone. But that afternoon, they were tired of Lane’s screaming, wanted him to leave, and told him as much. Instead, Lane chased his parents around their home, spitting in his father’s face while screaming that he wasn’t threatening to kill them, but “pedophiles who were taking over the country.”

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-trumpkin-and-former-milo-intern-kills-his-own-dad-for-calling-him-a-nazi?via=twitter_page




Seriously – how many more stories are we going to read about Trump supporters being criminals before we say enough is enough? They should all lose their voting privileges. But that can’t be good for anybody! And fuck you Bannon, you should be in a federal prison instead of on the campaign trail. I mean is it me or does Steve Bannon look like he should be on a registered sex offender list somewhere? Yeah. So Jeff Flake quit, and Trump won’t stop poking Bob Corker. That sounded wrong didn’t it?

President Donald Trump engaged in another feud Tuesday with Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who has turned into one of the president's chief critics. The latest exchange came hours before the president was set to attend a GOP policy lunch on tax reform.

"Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts," Trump tweeted, apparently in response to an interview Corker participated in earlier Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

"Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!" he added.

The Tennessee Republican hit back on Twitter, writing: "Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president. #AlertTheDaycareStaff."
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-bob-corker-tax-reform-tweets-2017-10




Can we throw that tweet up there?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/922830229525225477

You know what this is like? It’s like Trump thinks he’s Robin Hood, and Bob Corker is Liddle Bob. So it’s almost kind of like we’re watching The New Adventures Of Robin Hood And Liddle Bob! Thank you! I mean could it get any worse? Well the feud got so bad that this happened:

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis brought popcorn to a lunch meeting with top Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump on Tuesday, poking fun at the escalating feud between Sen. Bob Corker and Trump.

During an appearance on Fox Business Network on Tuesday, Tillis said he would bring popcorn to the meeting, and he followed through with the stunt, tweeting out photos of himself filling a bag from a Senate popcorn machine.
http://www.businessinsider.com/thom-tillis-popcorn-trump-corker-2017-10





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If there’s one thing President Dotard Trump is known for, it’s sympathy. And empathy. Well, judging by the way he treated the shooting victims of Las Vegas. Or by the way he treated the flood victims of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Or by the way he treated the fire victims of California. My browser is giving me a 404 – file not found error on that one. But even worse than the way Trump treats disaster victims is the way he treated the victims of a base attack in Niger. We talked about this quite a bit last week, but the funerals were this week. But what was their excuse?

The death of four U.S. Special Operations Forces troops in Niger has generated a raucous conversation about how presidents should comfort bereft Gold Star families.

But, quietly, it’s fueling a more difficult debate than whether a phone call or a letter suffices in the aftermath of tragedy; mainly, why were U.S. troops in the country in the first place, and does Congress need to exert more authority when it comes such deployments?

Many lawmakers assiduously duck these questions. But on the Sunday shows, several were forced to address them in the aftermath of four soldiers dying under still-mysterious circumstances near the small town of Tongo Tongo. In the process, two powerful Senators tacitly admitted that they hadn’t even known the extent of U.S. involvement in Niger in the first place.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the chamber’s most hawkish members, told host Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he didn’t know until recently that a thousand U.S. troops are stationed in Niger.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/senators-are-stunned-to-discover-we-have-1000-troops-in-niger




Yeah that’s why you don’t elect a bunch of incompetent buffoons who have the backing of a batshit insane news network to the highest levels of government – even worse when their president is one of these incompetent buffoons!

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday disputed a widow's account of a condolence call he made to her following the death of her husband in Niger earlier this month.
Trump tweeted shortly after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, discussed her disappointment with the call on "Good Morning America" Monday morning, saying the President stumbled on her husband's name and suggesting the only reason he knew it was because the report was right in front of him.
"I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" Trump tweeted.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/23/politics/gma-myeshia-johnson-trump/index.html




So what’s the difference between Niger and Benghazi? Really the only difference is that a black guy was in charge when Benghazi happened. Too soon? But maybe it’s not.

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were still searching for answers Tuesday morning about the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Monday that U.S. troops waited an hour after the ambush began to call for help. He said it took an additional 60 minutes for French air power to arrive on the scene, but by then it was too late for the four Americans.

CBS News' Major Garrett reports that from President Donald Trump's earliest days in office, he has urged field commanders to carry out more counter-terrorism operations, all the while promising minimum second-guessing from Washington.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-niger-david-johnson-us-soldiers-john-mccain-senate/




Yeah go ahead and smirk, jackass. Any other president this would have been an impeachable offense, but not Trump! Shit, and they called Reagan the “Teflon President”.

The widow of Sgt La David Johnson, speaking publicly for the first time on Monday about a condolence call from Donald Trump that became a national controversy, said the conversation “made me cry even worse”.

She also said Trump forgot the name of her husband, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger this month. Trump countered that claim with a tweet, saying he “spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”

Trump was also the target of criticism this weekend from one of the country’s best-known military veterans, the Republican senator and Vietnam war hero John McCain.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/23/myeshia-johnson-niger-soldier-widow-trump-phone-call


Although we’re hoping that the Niger scandal could spell the worst for Trump. But it’s highly unlikely given that the GOP controls the house and the senate, for now. But this could be just the beginning:

Dozens more militants have reportedly crossed the border from Mali into Niger to carry out another ambush on Nigerien troops, not quite three weeks after the mysterious ambush that led to the deaths of four U.S. Special Forces troops. Nearly every American official connected to the deaths of the Green Berets is still struggling to explain exactly what happened.

"I didn't know there was 1,000 troops in Niger," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday. Graham, who serves on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, said the Pentagon is "going to brief us next week as to why they were there and what they were doing."

In his most striking admission, the veteran Republican senator added, "We don't know exactly where we're at in the world, militarily, and what we're doing.”

Details of what happened on Oct. 4 in Niger, a large, landlocked and predominantly Muslim nation in West Africa with a population of about 21 million, remain murky. Trump administration officials have largely focused on an increasingly fractious exchange with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the fallen soldiers, following more than a week of radio silence about the attack.
https://www.salon.com/2017/10/24/niger-ambush-looks-like-a-scandal-is-trumps-loosening-of-the-rules-of-engagement-to-blame/





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This has been quite the month for the White Male Pussy Grabber’s Club. If you’re keeping score at home let’s go over the timeline. First Harvey Weinstein is finally brought down after years of abuse, and the stories keep coming. Next – the popular Youtube channel Screen Junkies fired one of its’ founding members Andy Signore – the guy who does the voice of “Honest Trailers” - after years of abuse. Then just this week, director James Toback got taken down after years of abuse. *AND* this week - Marilyn Manson fired his longtime guitarist Twiggy Ramirez after years of abuse, and rape allegations surfaced with former president George HW Bush! I mean holy shit!!! And now there’s Barstool Sports. As a beer drinker, I knew about Barstool Sports but was never a fan of their blog. Think of it like Jimmy Kimmel’s old “The Man Show”, but with more misogyny and more blackout drinking and add a dose of underage drinking. So this week here’s what happened:

ESPN’s newest marriage barely lasted one show.

ESPN President John Skipper announced Monday he was canceling the show “Barstool Van Talk,” the offshoot of Barstool Sports’ popular podcast, “Pardon My Take,” to which the network had given a spot on TV.

Last Monday, a day before co-hosts Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFT Commenter made their ESPN2 debut in what was supposed to be a weekly 1 a.m. ET slot, controversy erupted over Barstool’s past, notably comments about ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” host Samantha Ponder.

“Effective immediately, I am cancelling ‘Barstool Van Talk,'” Skipper said in a statement. “While we had approval on the content of the show, I erred in assuming we could distance our efforts from the Barstool site and its conten
http://nypost.com/2017/10/23/espn-cancels-new-barstool-sports-partnership/




Now let’s do one of those things from the TV shows that show how we got to this point. How did we get to this point, you may ask? Well, not even a week before the first episode of “Barstool Van Sports” aired, this story broke:

This afternoon, former Fox Sports college football host Elika Sadeghi told a story about how she recently walked away from a job offer from a sports media company because it asked her to sign an agreement acknowledging that she would willingly work in an environment where she might be exposed to “nudity, sexual scenarios, racial epithets, suggestive gestures, profanity and references to stereotypes.”

Though Sadeghi redacted the name of the company in her tweet, Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead later confirmed that the document in question was created by Barstool Sports. Shortly before Glasspiegel’s tweet, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy published a video confirming that the site did try to hire Sadeghi, and that it recently started asking employees to sign contracts containing that particular clause:
https://deadspin.com/barstool-sports-asked-potential-employee-to-sign-away-h-1819375626


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You know I wonder what it must be like when you’re an attorney and you have to come up with various scenarios as to not get sued? I would love to hear those proceedings! But you know here’s the thing – ESPN wanted Barstool Sports but it seems they didn’t do the research. It’s kind of like when a baseball team signs a player for an obscene contract but doesn’t do the research to find out what a loose cannon the guy is.

This week, ESPN premiered a new show on ESPN 2 called Barstool Van Talk, hosted by Barstool Sports personalities and Pardon My Take podcast co-hosts PFT Commenter and Dan Katz. According to sources familiar with the situation, ESPN originally did not want the Barstool Sports name and logo associated with the new show, but caved after Barstool president Dave Portnoy insisted on the branding.

Given that Barstool largely built its audience by publishing openly and aggressively misogynistic and otherwise offensive blog posts, and given that Portnoy remains a source of such content, it’s understandable that ESPN may have preferred to distance themselves from the brand, even as they crave its demographic reach. It’s also laughably predictable that ESPN would give in on this point, intent as they are to seem cool, or subversive, or whatever it is the dang kids are into these days. (ESPN declined to comment for this story.) It’s even less surprising that Portnoy, desperate to stay relevant as Barstool has begun to outgrow him, would be adamant about slapping the signature tag on his company’s biggest success. (Barstool CEO Erika Nardini didn’t respond to multiple email requests for comment from the company or Portnoy.)
https://deadspin.com/espn-wanted-barstool-sports-but-without-the-stench-1819664413




Yeah seriously – fucking Google that shit! I mean all it takes is a 5 minute search to know how toxic these guys are, that there have been multiple complaints of harassment, underage drinking, rape and assault… what are these guys hiding? Well, a lot of possible pussy grabbing for one thing! Bringing this back around full circle, guess what founder Dave Portnoy said about Harvey Weinstein?

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, a guy who once took great pleasure in calling women “cunts,” posed a question to one of his female subordinates live on the radio. The question was: Actually, should Harvey Weinstein be allowed to demand sex from actresses in exchange for roles in movies? Get ready to listen to the world’s dumbest conversation:

Francesca Mariano, the woman to whom the question was posed, told Portnoy that no, she did not think it would be okay for a boss to suggest sex in exchange for advancing a subordinate’s career. Portnoy asked if Weinstein demanding sex in exchange for $1 million was appropriate; that led to a brief digression in which Portnoy, Mariano, and Barstool Radio host Kevin Clancy discussed the merits of legal prostitution.

The conversation returned to Weinstein, at which point Portnoy, who is in charge of a lot of employees at the company he created, attempted to explain how the Hollywood producer may have justified years worth of sexual assault and harassment in his own mind:
https://deadspin.com/barstool-sports-founder-asks-if-harvey-weinstein-should-1819516366




Yeah. Google that shit! I mean you don’t go buy a fucking blender from Amazon without reading the 1 star reviews to find out the product has terrible refunds first, right? Because if you had done the research, you would have found this feud between Barstool Sports and cyclists!

A sports blogger known for his trolling antics called for the murder of cyclists on a SiriusXM radio show last week, provoking a response from some of the cycling community’s social-media personalities.

The situation began when Andy Suter, of the edgy but small bike blog Drunk Cyclist, found a 2-year-old post on Barstool Sports, an edgy but enormously popular sports and lifestyle blog, “during a deep, downward spiral into the bowels of the internet.”
Bicycling Newsletter

In 2015, Barstool’s John Feitelberg wrote, “If you’re in my way while I’m trying to get to or from work, then I’m running you over. I don’t care if you’re keeping in shape or saving the environment, you’re dead.”
https://www.bicycling.com/culture/why-cyclists-went-to-war-with-barstool-sports




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Holy fuck! Dude, when does it blur the line from comedy into attempted murder? I’m doing a deep dive on this because I didn’t know the extent of the damage these guys were doing. But the feud between ESPN and Barstool isn’t over. Oh no! it’s just beginning!

ESPN’s decision to cancel “Barstool Van Talk” did little to damage Barstool Sports president David Portnoy’s confidence.

It had the opposite effect.

Portnoy responded to ESPN president John Skipper’s Monday announcement, which revealed the network was removing the show’s weekly TV spot less than a week after its debut, with an eight-minute faux-press conference on Twitter.

In it, the 40-year-old Barstool founder argued ESPN’s change of heart served as an example of the sports companies’ distinct trajectories: an unstable ESPN appears to be floundering, while a consistently offending Barstool is thriving, according to Portnoy.
http://nypost.com/2017/10/23/barstool-sports-fires-back-espn-needed-us-more/





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*Church organ begins playing* Yes, friends! Gather around friends! Pass the collection plate, friends!!! Yay, in this most uncertain of times, we often look to the holiest among us. But even then we are reminded that the holiest among us are full of…



Yay, my sons and daughters. Welcome to this most holiest of ceremonies. Because this is when we take a look at thine idiocy surrounding thine Christian right. Yay, I realize I sayeth the word “thine” too much. But who is first on our holiest of journeys this week? Well there's this author who claims that Trump is part of GAWD's plan!

Stephen Strang, whose Charisma media empire relentlessly promoted Donald Trump’s campaign by featuring the voices of those who declared Trump anointed by God, is now relentlessly promoting Strang’s upcoming book, “God and Donald Trump.” A promotional video says the book “explores President Trump’s miraculous victory and what it means for the future of our republic.”

The book won’t be officially out until November 7, but Charisma and its public relations firm Hamilton Strategies have been sending frequent promotional emails for the book since the summer, and promoting it through press releases in the form of articles on the Charisma magazine site.

Charisma has been using current events—such as Trump’s response to hurricane victims and the shooting in Las Vegas and his actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act—as opportunities to praise the president and promote what will clearly be an unabashedly adoring portrayal of Trump.
www.rightwingwatch.org/post/charisma-relentlessly-promoting-god-and-trump-which-depicts-trumps-election-as-miracle/




If Trump is part of the plan the LORD OUR GOD has in store, I would hate to see the DEVIL'S PLAN!!! Well, it takes a con artist to know a con artist as Jim Bakker praiseth Trump in the unholiest of ways!

End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker said on his television program today that “unsaved people are going insane” because they can’t handle the fact that President Trump honors God.

“Unsaved people are going insane,” he said. “They can’t take it. They can’t believe that a person was elected to the presidency that honored God, that wants to keep the cross on top of your church and Jesus in your heart.”

Bakker said that while Trump “wants to stop killing the babies,” his opponents are fighting to keep abortion legal despite the fact that “this is one of the main reasons … judgment finally came to America.”

“Everybody is for abortion that is still alive,” Bakker said, before quietly admitting, “I don’t know what that means.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakker-unsaved-people-are-going-insane-because-of-trumps-love-of-god/




Nexteth on thine plate, we have Rick Wiles – you know the end times conspiracy theorist who we’ve profiled extensively in this segment. Well, this week, he is back, and he has an insane theory about the Vegas shooting that you cannot miss.

End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles continues to insist that the recent massacre in Las Vegas was carried out a top secret death squad controlled by a secret world government that is “a gay/lesbian Nazi regime.”

Wiles said on his “TruNews” radio program on Thursday that the reason Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who first encountered the shooter, appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show is because she is a lesbian.

“I stand by my claim that this country has death squads,” he said. “We have death squads in this country and it’s being run by a super secret agency, but there is participation at the state and local level.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-las-vegas-massacre-was-carried-out-by-a-gaylesbian-nazi-regime/




Yay, you saveth many troubles, young son Rick! For this is so utterly stupid I can’t thinketh of thine response! Well, you know that movie “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels”? The Vegas tragedy can be remembered as “Lock, Bump Stocks, And Many Smoking Barrels!”. Thank you! As if that wasn’t enough – we now move on to the touchy subject of sexual harassment in thine workplace. You heard what I said, my sons and daughters. Yay, in the wake of demon spawn Harvey Weinstein, the religious right is crazy and offering their own theories. I give you Tony Perkins:

Tony Perkins, radio host and president of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, blamed the military’s acceptance of gay and transgender service members for creating “moral confusion” that cost a two-star general his job.

During yesterday’s episode of “Washington Watch,” Perkins commented on a USA Today report that a two-star Army general had been fired after an investigation revealed he had sent inappropriate “sexy” text messages to the wife of a soldier. Naturally, Perkins used the story to continue pushing his anti-LGBTQ agenda.

“I think this is wrong, but who says it’s wrong? The military code of conduct? True, but that also said that homosexuality is wrong, but that prohibition is no longer being enforced. In fact, people are punished for not celebrating homosexuality,” Perkins said. “Same was true of transgenderism.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/tony-perkins-says-lgbtq-people-in-the-military-creates-moral-confusion-that-makes-men-harass-women/




Yay, that implieth thine facepalm. Thine women who liketh thine bosom and inviteth thine males apparently have no one to blame but thine selves! But it gets stupider, my fair audience! There’s this guy who apparently has no idea how the movie industry works, and is quite literally talking out of thine asshole:

Right-wing pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who laid hands upon and prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office earlier this year, is a radical conspiracy theorist, a characteristic that was on full display during a sermon he delivered at his church in Florida on Sunday morning.

During the service, Howard-Browne lashed out at Eminem for the attack he delivered against President Trump during a recent awards show, saying that the rapper “tries to think he is from the hood” before declaring that Hollywood and government leaders regularly engage in cannibalism, pedophilia and child sacrifice.

“Give me a break,” Howard-Browne said of Eminem. “A pasty white boy trying to act like he is from the hood. He doesn’t even know what the hood looks like. He’s made money off the hood but he’s about to get put on a hood” because “enough is enough. They’ve mocked the body of Christ for too long, an army of men and women is rising up in this hour. God is answering our prayer, He will not be mocked.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rodney-howard-browne-who-prayed-over-trump-says-hollywood-is-rife-with-human-sacrifice-and-cannibalism/




God will not be mocked? Wait until he gets a hold of this show! Thank you! Of course that’s what they want you to think, Rodney! But do they??? Well they apparently twisteth thine own statements into pure gibberish because apparently they not have any understanding of thine first amendment:

The First Amendment was written only to restrain the actions of Congress, as its first words clearly state: “CONGRESS shall make no law…” Only Congress can violate the First Amendment’s establishment clause, and the only way Congress can do that is by passing a LAW that designates one Christian denomination as the official church of the nation and ordering people to give money to it.

If Congress doesn’t do that, it can do anything else it wants when it comes to religious expression.

Not only is Congress the only entity that can possibly violate the Establishment clause, it is also the only entity that can even possibly violate the Free Exercise clause. That clause flatly forbids CONGRESS (and by extension, the entire federal government) from “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion. This restriction applies to every branch of the federal government. The executive branch is not allowed to prohibit the free exercise of religion in any way and neither is the judicial branch.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bryan-fischers-understanding-of-the-first-amendment-fluctuates-to-suit-his-needs/




Yes, even the LORD!!! THY GOD!!! Beith totally speechless on this one!! Seriously, Bryan, go bloweth it out thine asshole! Thank you! But these people couldn’t be any more disgusting, as evidenced by the hate group called “MassResistance” which wants to gross people out with a graphic novel that puts the emphasis on “graphic”:

MassResistance, a vehemently anti-LGBTQ group, has published a nearly 600-page tome called “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals,” which it promoted and sold at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit. In the foreword, MassResistance leader Brian Camenker calls it “a unique resource on an untouchable subject.”

In 2015, Camenker spoke at an anti-gay gathering and said that conservative Christians need to view the fight against the LGBTQ movement “as a war, not a church service.” God, he said, has a “very brutal” set of rules “for people who want to tear down society, who want to push immorality, who want to tear down the moral structure of society”: they “must be destroyed.”

In the new book, Camenker is clear that he views it as a political weapon in his war against homosexuality: “We hope that the information in this book will encourage our society to take a step back, understand what the normalization of homosexuality has brought in its wake, and reconsider the course we’re on.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/massresistance-wants-to-gross-america-out-with-book-about-gay-sex/




Now you may have heard about all the news about Bill O'Reilly's insane settlement. And he has no one to blame but thyself. And now there's this theory coming from Carl Gallups - who takes the GOP art of victim blaming to a whole new level:

Carl Gallups, a right-wing pastor and conspiracy theorist who spoke at Trump campaign rallies during the 2016 election, spent a portion of his radio program on Friday discussing the idea that women are “sexually assaulting” men by dressing in a provocative manner.

Gallups interviewed Mike Shoesmith, who recently wrote a piece in response to the Hollywood sexual assault scandals arguing that women who wear “sexually suggestive clothing around a man” are legally guilty of sexual assault. While Gallups and Shoesmith repeatedly made clear that they were not excusing or condoning sexual assault against women in any way, they were nevertheless outraged that women are allowed to torment men by “walking around in their little sister’s skirt.”

“Men are visually stimulated and unwanted stimulation should meet the basic definition of assault,” Shoesmith said, asserting that women who dress in a suggestive manner are “guilty of indecent visual assault on a man’s imagination, which does cause mental anguish and torment.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/trump-allied-pastor-carl-gallups-says-women-are-sexually-assaulting-men-by-dressing-provocatively/




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Something tells me Pastor Carl might have a sex crime investigation or two in his near future. But if you’re Bill O’Reilly on the other hand, he’s apparently mad at GAWD!!!! For allowing him to commit thine sexual harassment.

Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly blamed reports of sexual misconduct on a politically motivated media. On Monday, he admitted that he also blames a higher power.

"You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I'm mad at him," O'Reilly said on the latest episode of his web series, "No Spin News." "I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn't happen. I can't explain it to you. Yeah, I'm mad at him."

He then said that he derives perspective from the tribulations of others, including Kate Steinle, a woman who was allegedly shot by an undocumented immigrant who has been the subject of numerous O'Reilly commentaries.

O'Reilly's response to allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior has been consistent. He's emphatically denied the claims, insisting that his wealth and fame make him a target for such accusations. And he's denounced the press that has reported on the allegations -- and the ensuing settlements -- as corrupt and desperate to take him down.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/23/media/bill-oreilly-misconduct-allegations/index.html?sr=twCNN102317bill-oreilly-misconduct-allegations0947PMStory




Now Bill, GAWD did not make you grabeth thine pussy and pay $32 milliion, that was on you, my son! Yay, mass has ended. May you go in peace! That is it for this week in:




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Sigh… you want to know why we can’t have nice things. There’s batshit crazy, and then there’s Infowars, which takes it to a whole new level. And this week he might have sunk to a new all time low, even for him. So when it comes to Alex and children – let’s recap before we get into his latest insanity. He spread false information about a child sex ring running underneath a Washington DC pizza parlor which led to a man shooting up said pizza parlor, putting many people’s lives in jeopardy. He also spread false information about NASA kidnapping children for a colony on Mars. And his own wife said that she was afraid for the safety of her and her children during their divorce trial. That said, here’s how he went off the rails this week. Not that it’s hard for him to do.

Yesterday, the Infowars network floated conspiracy theories about a liberal plot to use drag queens reading books to children in order to “sexualize” them, leading Infowars host Alex Jones to suffer a complete breakdown and nearly throw his chair across his desk into his camera operators.

Yesterday, in the latter half of “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones made numerous allegations that a series of events where drag queens read books to children at public libraries had sinister intentions. By the end of his rant, Jones became completely unhinged and began claiming that the drag queens “have their way with children” in “space alien” and “demon goblin” outfits, even roping in baby giraffes.

Jones led in, “Imagine if someone in a demon outfit,” referring to drag costumes, “showed up next to a baby giraffe and said, ‘Hi, I’m a demon. Be inclusive. Don’t be mean to me. Let me wear demon horns and come up and look like a complete alien from another planet.’”

“They dress up like space aliens all over the United States of America and all over the world,” Jones said of drag queens, “in horrible demon psychopath outfits that make Pennywise look beautiful. And they show up and they have their way with children, in demon outfits. I mean, if you’ve got men that look like 400-pound goblin demons with your children, there’s nothing you won’t put up with.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-loses-it-over-drag-queens-reading-books-to-children/


You know what? Let’s show the video from this – it’s quite exquisite:





Dude, he’s losing it big time. Has he ever seen drag queens in person? I have! And guess what? They’re not bad people! Oh and in case you couldn’t help but wonder if Alex Jones has ever sunk further into the realm of Idiocracy, wait until you hear his spin on… well… his spin.

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist shock-jock who heads the outlet Infowars, claimed today that his media operation never knowingly spreads false information and blamed any instances in which it does on mainstream media operatives who flood the internet with fake news stories.

Jones was leading into a story about YouTube’s decision to de-list a video uploaded by Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson when he went off on a tangent in which he claimed larger forces governing the media publish massive amounts of fake news stories to try to trick Infowars into running fake stories.

“They’ll try to flood the internet with other fake news and hope we pick it up and report it to try to discredit us. But the point is we’re not ever trying to do that on purpose. And when we do it, we’ll tell you about it,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-claims-infowars-never-knowingly-reports-false-information/




I guess that all meat diet must be going to his head! Or it could be he’s overdosing on products from the Infowars store again? After all this was revealed this week:

“If we want to defeat the globalists,” says Alex Jones in an Infowars video published last year, “we have to understand they’re using medical tyranny against us. But to get us into that globalist-controlled system, they want to make us unhealthy.” He cites fluoridated water, modified crops and cancers deployed as a form of government control.

“We are all under attack,” Jones says, so seriously that one might actually believe him.

Jones may be just the latest in a long line of snake oil salesmen in American history, a carnival barker with magic tonic to sell. His ingenuity lies in combining anti-government conspiracy theory with a robust supplement-selling operation. The Infowars store—“a one-stop shop for the modern conspiracy theorist,” as Charlie Warzel of BuzzFeed once called it—is sort of like the Vitamin Shoppe remodeled by someone who, well, listens a little too closely to Alex Jones. You can find Wake Up America! Coffee (“Patriot Blend”) for the decidedly non-populist price of $17.95 per pound and organic frankincense oil ($19.95), whose “warm and spicy smell” is sure to fend off the New World Order.

But not all of Jones’s offerings are quite as harmless as essential oils or arabica beans. In fact, new research commissioned by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has determined that two products sold by Jones contain potentially dangerous levels of the heavy metal lead, which is universally known to be harmful to the body.
http://www.newsweek.com/alex-jones-infowars-supplements-tainted-lead-687019


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Wow, that one is actually pretty fitting! But guess what? All those heavy metals contain some serious side effects! But before we get to that – here’s the really horrible part about this! It’s not just a little led you ingest when you down a Caveman shake. By the way, never trust anything with the word “Caveman” in it! When you down a Caveman shake, you’re getting a shit load of led!

The most accurate description of the shrieking pageantry we’ve come to know as InfoWars is that it’s a dietary supplement business hiding behind a debased, unreliable, and exhaustingly stupid news network. Unfortunately for its founder Alex Jones, seen above chugging a glass of “Caveman True Paleo Formula,” two of those supplements were recently found to contain high levels of lead.

Besides this Neanderthal Pre-Human Drink Powder, another supplement called Myco-ZX, advertised as “potent herbs and enzymes” intended for the “detoxification of yeast and undesirable fungal organisms,” was also determined to have high levels of lead, according to an independent testing by watchdog group the Center for Environmental Health, the findings of which InfoWars has itself based articles on prior.

According to the CEH, which purchased the samples tested directly from the InfoWars online shop, “People who take the Myco-ZX product would ingest more than six times the daily limit for lead under California law.” Those taking Caveman True Paleo would ingest twice the Californian daily lead limit.
https://gizmodo.com/drink-up-high-lead-levels-found-in-two-infowars-supple-1819630985




Yeah you might want to do that after you drink a Caveman shake, but it may be too late! But that explains a lot about our good friend Alex Jones. In fact these shakes and too much led poisoning have serious side effects!

According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the signs of someone suffering from lead poisoning. Alex Jones exhibits at least three of these symptoms in that one-minute clip above.

— High blood pressure (always)
— Joint and muscle pain
— Difficulties with memory or concentration (he went from talking about Vietnam to gay frogs)
— Headache
— Abdominal pain
— Mood disorders (Alex Jones’ entire existence is a mood disorder)
— Reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm
— Miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth in pregnant women

If you’re taking InfoWars supplements, stop, and rejoin the rest of us in reality. Otherwise, watch that clip up above again, and stare into your red-faced and very confused future.
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/alex-jones-infowars-supplements-are-loaded-with-le.html




Yeah too much led may make you do that! But… never fear – Alex Jones has a new BFF! Guess who it is!

Since June, Jones has praised Hannity as “one of the only real journalists left on broadcast and cable television” and happily noted that “the entire evil globalist system that’s anti-human and wants a world where humans are obsolete hates” him. After Hannity called for investigations into high-level officials of the previous administration, Jones said it was “very powerful to see Sean Hannity telling it like it is.” Jones claims that other Fox programming -- with the exception of Lou Dobbs’ Fox Business show -- is part of an anti-Trump conspiracy, saying that at Fox, “only Hannity is still fighting” and calling his show the “pinhole” that is saving Trump from total isolation.

For his part, Hannity sided with Jones after Jones called on NBC to release the full footage of his interview with NBC host Megyn Kelly. According to Jones, Hannity also called him in 2016 to tell him he was doing a “great job” and to say “we appreciate you.”

What seems to please Jones most about Hannity is that Hannity reminds him of himself. In August, Jones announced that “The Sean Hannity Show is now The Alex Jones Show.” And after The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple picked up on parallels between Jones and Hannity, Jones said on his show that “The Washington Post has demonized him saying he’s becoming Alex Jones, that’s good.”

Jones says the reason for the parallels is that both men get their information from the same or similar sources. During his August 21 broadcast, Jones called Hannity “the new Alex Jones” and described supposed meetings between Hannity and unnamed “high level” officials, saying that those officials tell Hannity to listen to what Jones is saying, because Jones knows about “black budget, black ops, globalism, C.O.G.,” referring to continuity of government. Jones has also said that “suddenly Sean Hannity is saying the exact words, the exact facts” that Jones spouts because Hannity gets information from high-level administration officials.
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/10/23/sean-hannity-has-really-gone-rails-lately-its-earned-him-new-fan-alex-jones/218270





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So in case you didn’t notice, this week Playboy made history when they posted pictures of the world’s first transgender playmate. Her name is Ines Rau, and she hails from France. And she’s pretty stunning. We will definitely show some pictures of her. So here’s what happened exactly.

Playboy will feature a transgender Playmate in its November issue, the magazine announced Wednesday.

French model Ines Rau, 26, will be the centerfold in the first issue to publish since Playboy's founder Hugh Hefner died in September.

While many women pose nude in the magazine, there is only one Playmate each month, who is featured as the centerfold. Rau is no stranger to the magazine, and previously posed fully nude in a May 2014 issue.

In a statement, Rau said the 2014 spread was how she celebrated coming out as transgender.

“I lived a long time without saying I was transgender,” Rau said in a statement. “I dated a lot and almost forgot. I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird. Then I was like, 'you know, you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it’s your gender, sexuality, whatever.'"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/10/20/playboy-features-model-ines-rau-first-transgender-playmate/783268001/


So here’s what she looks like:



Yeah wow. And while Playboy is getting a lot of praise for this move, well there’s one person who won’t have any of it. Yeah there always has to be a party pooper, and Jenna Jameson is one such party pooper who takes anti-trans rhetoric way too seriously.

Jenna Jameson is not happy with Playboy’s choice to feature its first ever transgender Playmate, the French model Ines Rau, in its November issue.

The former adult entertainer told Fox News, “I just think it’s a ridiculous attempt by Playboy to stay relevant. It is a foolish decision that alienates its consumer base.”

We unsuccessfully reached out to Playboy for comment. But Cooper Hefner, the son of late founder Hugh Hefner, told the New York Times: “It’s the right thing to do. We’re at a moment where gender roles are evolving.”

Jameson, 43, took to Twitter to voice her frustration with the legendary men’s entertainment brand.
https://pagesix.com/2017/10/21/jenna-jameson-slams-playboy-for-first-transgender-playmate/




But you know since one of the things we love to do here at the Top 10 is poke holes in people’s arguments, Ms. Jameson claimed that she wasn’t against trans people. But her Twitter profile and online activity suggest otherwise!

Former porn star Jenna Jameson has stripped away any doubts about how she feels about Playboy featuring its first openly transgender Playmate after publicly slamming the magazine’s decision as “ridiculous” and liking a series of transphobic tweets.

Followings news of French model Ines Rau’s upcoming spread in Playboy’s November-December issue, Jameson, a former Playboy cover model who has since turned to webcam porn, railed against transgender people both on Twitter and to Fox News.

“I have a problem with it just like I have a problem with a transgender competing against biological women in sports,” she tweeted Thursday. “I think it’s setting fire to an iconic brand and pandering to this ridiculous PC world we live in.”

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Despite that claim, her Twitter activity appears to endorse criticism of LGBTQ individuals, with her liking one Tweet that claims “God created a man and woman for a reason” and “Only mentally ill humans would destroy such a great gift.”

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She also “liked” a tweet that called the display of transgender models a “freak show” as well as one that insisted that “men want to see women, not some faggity little freak seeking attention from anyone.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jenna-jameson-slams-first-transgender-playmate_us_59eb683fe4b0a484d0639521




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!


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Oh what’s that time? It’s time for this!



So of course by now you know that people are people, and people are dumb. And there’s a lot of stupid fucking people out there. So much that it’s become a regular feature on this program! So who’s stupid this week? Let’s start by going to guess what state? If you guessed Florida, you are correct sir or madam! And it’s one of my favorite types of stupid news stories at that – fast food rage! I do love a good fast food rage story! I mean come on really – you’re buying shitty food at 7-11, a store that’s even beneath the standards of normal fast food. 7-11 – where you can never be too drunk or too high to enjoy a piping hot plate of liquid chemical cheese, and something remotely resembling corn chips for the low low price of $2. And come on, at 2:00 AM, beggars can’t be choosers.

According to a Melbourne Police Department report, customer Stephanie Hicks, 31, threw the nacho cheese and a sandwich at Laflamme after a dispute over the hot cheese dispenser. Laflamme told cops that she had asked Hicks not to open the dispenser, a request that left Hicks irate and resulted in the patron calling the worker “several names.”

When Hicks sought to pay for her food, Laflamme refused her service. Hicks, cops allege, responded by striking Laflamme with the hot nacho cheese and the sandwich.

While waiting for police to respond to the 7-Eleven, Hicks told Laflamme, “The customer is always right.”

Hicks, who complained that the clerk “started to have an attitude with her,” was arrested for misdemeanor battery for “willfully and intentionally throwing hot cheese and a sandwich at Laflamme with the intent to cause her harm.” Seen above, Hicks was booked into the Brevard County jail, from which she was released after a day behind bars.
http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/nacho-cheese-battery-710528




At least the cafeteria at Faber College has better quality food than 7-11 does! Hey o!!! Staying in Florida – you know… maybe you don’t use Google to search for “how to rob a bank” before you actually rob a bank!!!

Before robbing a bank Thursday morning, a Florida man prepped for the heist by searching Google for instructions on “how to rob a bank,” police report.

Cops charge that William Johnson, 26, made off with about $2000 from the Achieva Credit Union in Largo. According to a criminal complaint, Johnson handed a teller an envelope with the words “give me money, no bait, I have gun” written on it.

By late afternoon, cops had received multiple phone calls identifying Johnson as the bank robber (the sources had seen bank surveillance photos that police had posted to Facebook). Additionally, Johnson’s mother identified him as the man seen in the bank photos.

During questioning, Johnson reportedly confessed to the robbery and copped to the incriminating Google search. Johnson, cops say, revealed that he was plotting a second bank heist, apparently because he had already spent the proceeds from the October 5 robbery on rent, utilities, and narcotics.
http://thesmokinggun.com/buster/bank-robbery/google-bank-robbery-194372




So where do we go next? You know there’s famous and then there’s Youtube famous. And if you’re going for Youtube famous, maybe the guys from Jackass aren’t the best guys to imitate.

Turns out the guy who was arrested on Tuesday morning for jumping over a barrier at the White House was in search of his 15 minutes of fame, or at least a few thousand YouTube views. It follows, naturally, that he was wearing a Pikachu suit.

Curtis Combs, of Kentucky, told officers on the scene that his pre-jump antics were recorded but his big gesture was interrupted by Secret Service officers, so he didn't even get the incident on tape.

Dressed as the Pokemon character, Combs forged ahead anyway, ignoring verbal commands to stop and making it to a restricted area before being apprehended, according to court documents. Combs told investigators that he though they weren't paying attention, and pulled the stunt because "he wanted to become famous and thought jumping the White House fence and posting it to YouTube would make him famous."
http://dcist.com/2017/10/pokemon_dont_go.php




Next up – yet more madness from Florida! You know… I have ordered a ton of stuff from Amazon over the years, and I’m sure everyone in this audience has. But I never scored like this!

Some folks getting this surprise delivery would consider it a pot o' gold from the weed gods.

But not this couple.

When an Orlando couple's Amazon order arrived, they thought the four storage bins that had been delivered seemed a bit heavy -- and they were, as the bins were stuffed with 65-pounds of pot, according to Orlando cops, reports WFTV-Ch. 9 in Orlando.

The weed allegedly had been shipped by a Amazon’s Warehouse Deals via UPS from Massachusetts.

Amazon gave them a $150 gift card, according to the report.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/strange/floriduh-blog/sfl-flduh-amazon-pot-storage-bins-20171022-story.html




Finally this week – we’ve got dumb presidential offspring! You know Donald Trump’s sons Uday and Qusay aren’t known for their intelligence or class. But even this picture has everyone going “WTF”. Can we show that?

President Trump’s eldest son has an uncanny knack for self-owning himself on social media, whether he’s posting hideous memes equating refugees to poison candy, or sharing photos of himself dressed like the world’s least-fucked man. Oh, and let’s not forget the time he implicated himself in Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the US election.
http://junkee.com/donald-trump-jr-superman-photo/131819




“I can leap the tallest buildings, in a single bound, OK? Nobody can stop trains faster than I can! I can stop the fastest trains! Totally, unbelievable. And nobody is faster than I am! I am the fastest human being on the planet, OK?” That’s it this week for:




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Part of our mission statement here at the Top 10 Conservative Idiots is to show you that conservative idiocy isn’t just a problem with America. No, it’s a global problem that is stemming far and wide, and it’s not just America where conservative idiots ruin everything they touch. And if you’re thinking of moving out of the United States just because Donald J. Trump is our current president and our nation is turning to shit, you should know what it is you’re getting into should you decide that you want to leave the country. So if you want a recap of where we’ve been so far, in the last few weeks we’ve discovered that my home state of California has a Russia problem, Japan has a nuclear problem, and South Korea just might go nuclear. Literally. Here’s the tour schedule:



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Welcome to China everybody! China is a land of many wonders. It’s the home to one of the original man made wonders of the world – the Great Wall Of China! As seen in the recent Matt Damon movie “The Great Wall”:



Because nothing says a movie about ancient China like Matt Damon! China is also the home of Tiananmen Square – where a Chinese student famously stood up against General Mao’s tanks leading to that iconic image that is known around the world. China is also the home to Hong Kong – which famously was a British territory until 1997 when it was annexed by China and became part of the mainland. China is also home to Asia’s gambling mecca of Macau – famously seen in the 2012 James Bond flick Skyfall. That movie also managed to make the Chinese city of Shanghai look absolutely amazing. Think of it like Las Vegas – where half the city is dominated by giant, towering casinos and the rest is dominated by ancient culture – something Las Vegas really doesn’t have much of. There’s also one of the most populated cities in the world – Shanghai that was recently the host of the 2008 summer games. But what else is China the home of? Well it’s the home of crazy dictator Xi Jinping for one thing – a guy so insane he’s about to get his own 14 point political theory!

It will be known as "Xi Jinping Thought" and has 14 principles, the agency says.

The theory is likely to be incorporated into the constitution of the ruling Communist Party, which would strengthen Xi Jinping's position at the top.

He would be the first leader to lend his name to a political theory since Deng Xiaoping, who retired in 1989.

The only other leader to do so was Mao Zedong.

Xinhua says the Communist Party of China has created "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era".
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41677062




Yeah because we all know what a sane, rational leader Mao Zedong was! Such a beacon, a shining example of humanity! Yeah, and I’m Elvis Presley! Well at least the deep fried peanut butter, banana and bacon Elvis Presley. Even the least diplomatic diplomat the US ever cooked up – Rex Tillerson, has had enough of his madness:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the Trump administration’s growing impatience with China on issues from North Korea to trade, saying now’s the time to go public with concerns that the U.S. has raised privately with the country’s leaders for months.

In an interview at the State Department in Washington, Tillerson said Thursday that the U.S. isn’t necessarily frustrated with China but made clear the administration wants more progress.

“I think it is important that China knows -- OK, we’ve been having these conversations now for about six months,” Tillerson said. “We’re expecting to see some change, we’re expecting to see some movement, whether it’s North Korea, or whether it’s South China Sea, or whether it’s trade.”

Tillerson’s remarks follow a speech he gave Wednesday in which he accused China of undermining the “international, rules-based order” and called it out for “provocative actions in the South China Sea.” He visited China earlier this month and is likely to accompany President Donald Trump on an early November trip through Asia, including a stop in Beijing.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-19/tillerson-signals-impatience-with-china-on-north-korea-trade




And you know what else China’s the home of? It’s the home of Foxconn – an electronics conglomerate that pretty much manufacturers anything you use that has an on / off switch. In fact I’d be willing to bet good money that the device you’re viewing this on right now was made by Foxconn! And we all know how Foxconn treats its’ low level employees. But what about its’ middle managers?

Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday.

The protest Wednesday night at Jabil Inc.'s Green Point factory in Wuxi city prompted Apple to launch an investigation and vow to redress the payment discrepancies. "We are requiring Jabil to send a comprehensive employee survey to ascertain where gaps exist in payment and they must create an action plan that ensures all employees are paid for the promised bonus immediately," Apple said Thursday in an email to China Labor Watch.

The incident highlights the complexity of overseeing global supply chains that can involve hundreds of manufacturers and subcontractors, as well as third-party labor brokers — and their subcontractors — that are tasked with recruiting workers for those factories. Companies differ in the amount of responsibility they are willing to take on. Apple stepped up oversight and disclosure following a spate of negative reports about worker suicides and injuries at suppliers.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/workers-iphone-supplier-china-protest-unpaid-bonuses-50588397




Yes holy shit indeed! You know what else China’s the home of? It’s the home of the International Space Station’s far more jankey brother – the Chinese Space Lab! You might have seen this space station in the recent Sandra Bullock space disaster flick “Gravity”. And when it comes crashing to earth in the forthcoming months – it could potentially kill a lot of us and damage a lot of property!

A defunct, yacht-sized Chinese space lab is expected to fall out of orbit and crash to Earth in the coming months.

China launched the eight-tonne Tiangong-1 satellite in 2011. Tiangong means "Heavenly Palace" in Chinese. The satellite, which is 12 metres long and 3.3 metres in diameter, was designed to test technology for a future space station. The Chinese space program used it for a series of spacecraft docking tests and visits from astronauts.

The space lab broke down and stopped functioning in March 2016. That means China's space agency no longer has control of it.

Chinese officials told the UN secretary general in May 2017 that Tiangong-1 was expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere between October 2017 and April 2018.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/tiangong-1-reentry-1.4179421




I mean seriously – how do you explain that to Geico, Nationwide, or whatever you use for homeowner’s insurance? “Yeah there’s a piece of a fucking space station in my roof!”. China is also the home of one of the world’s most controversial human rights policies – the “one child” policy:

A new study of China’s one-child policy is roiling demography, sparking calls for the field’s leading journal to withdraw the paper. The controversy has ignited a debate over scholarly values in a discipline that some say often prioritizes reducing population growth above all else.

Chinese officials have long claimed that the one-child policy—in place from 1980 to 2016—averted some 400 million births, which they say aided global environmental efforts. Scholars, in turn, have contested that number as flawed. But in a paper published in the journal Demography in August, Daniel Goodkind—an analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland, who published as an independent researcher—argues that the figure may, in fact, have merit.

By extrapolating from countries that experienced more moderate fertility decline, Goodkind contends that birth-planning policies implemented after 1970 avoided adding between 360 million and 520 million people to China’s population. Because the momentum from that decline will continue into later generations, he suggests, the total avoided population could approach 1 billion by 2060. Some scholars worry such estimates could be used to justify, ex post facto, the policy’s existence, and feel that Goodkind’s criticisms of previous work fall outside the bounds of scholarly decorum.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/analysis-china-s-one-child-policy-sparks-uproar




Yeah I’m not touching that one with a 10 foot pole. Is there anything good we can say about China or are they going to be like South Korea last week where the news got so dark we actually had to switch subjects? Well some good news is that they made your average die-hard Apple fanatic slightly less annoying by killing one of the Apple Watch’s key features:

The single wireless carrier supporting Apple's latest Apple Watch in China has ceased offering service for the device, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

China Unicom, one of three state-owned wireless carriers, initially offered cellular service for the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, but stopped supporting it on September 28, according to the report.

In the United States, the LTE Apple Watch is supported by all four major carriers for an additional charge of $10 per month. LTE service is the primary new feature on this year's Apple Watch model.
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-watch-lte-wireless-service-not-supported-in-china-2017-10




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China is an interesting country. I hear it’s real difficult for tourists to get a tourist visa. If you’re thinking about moving here… I would say don’t.

Tourism: B
Culture: A
Political Spectrum: F
Liberal Appeal: D

Overall: D

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We’re going to the land of Manila and the home of Donald Trump’s BFF Rodrigo Dutuerte as we visit the Philippenes! Man Asia isn’t nearly as fun as Europe or South America were!


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Ladies and gentlemen my next guest will most likely get banned in China for this next song. His new album is called “Gemini” and it is quite excellent. Playing his new song “Willy Wonka”, give it up for my man Macklemore!





See you next week! If we still live through this week that is!

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Charisma Media Promoting Book Claiming Trump's Election Was A Miracle From God

Stephen Strang, whose Charisma media empire relentlessly promoted Donald Trump’s campaign by featuring the voices of those who declared Trump anointed by God, is now relentlessly promoting Strang’s upcoming book, “God and Donald Trump.” A promotional video says the book “explores President Trump’s miraculous victory and what it means for the future of our republic.”

The book won’t be officially out until November 7, but Charisma and its public relations firm Hamilton Strategies have been sending frequent promotional emails for the book since the summer, and promoting it through press releases in the form of articles on the Charisma magazine site.

Charisma has been using current events—such as Trump’s response to hurricane victims and the shooting in Las Vegas and his actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act—as opportunities to praise the president and promote what will clearly be an unabashedly adoring portrayal of Trump.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/charisma-relentlessly-promoting-god-and-trump-which-depicts-trumps-election-as-miracle/


If this is god's plan, I would hate to see what Satan's plan is!

RIP Kid Rock's Senate Campaign

Kid Rock has officially ruled out a run for Senate in Michigan next year.

Speaking to radio shock jock Howard Stern on Tuesday, Robert Ritchie, also known by his stage name Kid Rock, sought to dispel rumors that he would jump into the 2018 race to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

"F--- no I'm not running for Senate, are you f---ing kidding me?" he told Stern. "Who couldn't figure that out?"

Kid Rock, a prominent Michigan Republican who visited President Donald Trump at the White House in April, fueled speculation earlier this year that he may run.

A July poll showed him in a virtual dead heat with Stabenow, a longtime Michigan senator. The same poll showed him with a substantial lead in Michigan's GOP primary.
http://www.businessinsider.com/kid-rock-says-he-wont-run-for-senate-2017-10?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral




Well at least he's honest, and he's not going to be a senator. Good. But scary that the polls were that dead heated.

Steam Is Full Of Hate Groups

In 2014, Valve introduced a feature to help the 125 million users on its digital storefront Steam sort through the daily glut of new video game releases. Steam Curators, as the feature is called, allows groups or individuals to create pages where they recommend games. Motherboard, for example, can create a Steam Curator page where we'd recommend games we think Motherboard readers would enjoy.

To promote this feature and introduce Steam users to new curators they might enjoy, Steam now features six curators on the front page of its store. On Tuesday, Joe Parlock, editor-in-chief of games website Let's Play Video Games, posted a screenshot that showed Steam was featuring a Curator on its front page named "dank memes for faggots."

I've reached out to Valve asking how this Curator ended up on the front page of the Steam Store, but have not heard back.

That the largest digital video game store in the world and the platform that has largely come to define the way video games are played on PCs put a homophobic slur on its front page is obviously not a great look, but perhaps inevitable given the size of Steam's user base, the amount of content users can create on Steam, and Valve's notoriously hands-off approach when it comes to moderation.

What Parlock saw on the front page is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to see some ugly stuff just search Steam curators with terms like "Nazi," "Jew," and "Trump" and this is the results you'll get:
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d3dzvw/steam-is-full-nazi-racist-groups


This is scary. While we're paying attention to Twitter and Facebook, real hate is brewing online and on video games. Valve definitely needs to step up and start monitoring this.

Alex Jones Compares Drag Queens To Space Aliens

Yesterday, the Infowars network floated conspiracy theories about a liberal plot to use drag queens reading books to children in order to “sexualize” them, leading Infowars host Alex Jones to suffer a complete breakdown and nearly throw his chair across his desk into his camera operators.

Yesterday, in the latter half of “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones made numerous allegations that a series of events where drag queens read books to children at public libraries had sinister intentions. By the end of his rant, Jones became completely unhinged and began claiming that the drag queens “have their way with children” in “space alien” and “demon goblin” outfits, even roping in baby giraffes.

Jones led in, “Imagine if someone in a demon outfit,” referring to drag costumes, “showed up next to a baby giraffe and said, ‘Hi, I’m a demon. Be inclusive. Don’t be mean to me. Let me wear demon horns and come up and look like a complete alien from another planet.’”

“They dress up like space aliens all over the United States of America and all over the world,” Jones said of drag queens, “in horrible demon psychopath outfits that make Pennywise look beautiful. And they show up and they have their way with children, in demon outfits. I mean, if you’ve got men that look like 400-pound goblin demons with your children, there’s nothing you won’t put up with.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-loses-it-over-drag-queens-reading-books-to-children/


Lance Wallnau: Hollywood Scandals Are Gods Judgment On The Entertainment Industry For Attacking Tr

Last night, right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau streamed a video on Periscope in which he asserted that the sexual abuse scandals that are rocking Hollywood are God’s judgment on the entertainment industry for criticizing President Trump.

“God is now visiting Hollywood,” Wallnau said. “We’ve been praying about Hollywood, guess what? God is answering it by going to the strong man’s house and picking off the top and He’s working his way down in exposing those who have reached out their hand and their finances and their influence on a mission to attack the president.”

“Donald Trump is a blessing, not a curse, and the hand of God is on him for this work,” Wallnau added. “Those obnoxious, disrespectful voices that have been assaulting him are, one by one, coming down and Hollywood is having a wrecking ball moment right now.”

“God is dealing with Hollywood,” he said. “They ain’t talking about Donald Trump now, they got their own situation.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/lance-wallnau-hollywood-scandals-are-gods-judgment-on-the-entertainment-industry-for-attacking-trump/


Of course they are.

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-18: You Knew The Job Was Dangerous When You Took It Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-18: You Knew The Job Was Dangerous When You Took It Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Hey we're bringing the Top 10 a little early this week! This is a long one, so strap in! Interpret that sentence any way you like! No scripts, no HTML5 auto play videos, no begging to subscribe to our ad-filled newsletter or pay $99 a month! Just good old fashioned idiocy! We are back everybody. Let’s lighten things up and talk about computer viruses for the intro shall we? I mean would you really be surprised that Porn Hub has been targeted by virus programmers? Thank you sir! One guy in the audience going “WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”. And here’s the other thing – it’s… excuse me, it’s a backdoor virus. No, not anal. I’m talking about an actual backdoor virus that you can get on your computer or your laptop. And how the hack worked was it was through advertising. See websites? See why I won’t white list your page in my ad blocker? You can have my ad blocker when you pry it from my cold, dead hands! But getting back to the Porn Hub virus – it would show fake ads that you couldn’t get rid of. I mean let’s think about this here – you have a porn website that’s one of the most popular in America and around the world. You have a backdoor virus that can install itself through advertising. Now that backdoor virus shows fake ads! I mean… how hasn’t this been made for a porno movie? I mean it’s literally the same plot as just about any porno movie you’ve ever seen – only with more backdoor action! So if you go to Porn Hub, you’ll contract a virus that will steal all of your web browsing history! Ain’t living in Trump’s America great? OK enough of the intro. We got a lot of idiocy to cover. But first John Oliver is back and he slams Equifax for profiting off the recent hack, as well as other scammers like Life Lock – who I wouldn’t trust with the combination to my luggage:



Where do we begin this week? Well the first two slots are going to go to our recap of the Values Voters Summit (1,2). Holy fucking shit. In fact we’re going to make this a double dose of our favorite segment “Holy Shit”. These people are off the rails batshit crazy, and even more so with their man Dotard Trump at the hell. At number 3 and 4 is of course President Dotard Trump. He is going rogue and he will probably bring about World War III. In the third slot we’re going to talk about Trump’s (3) Iran speech and my god. I am going to need several adult beverages here to get through this because unlike North Korea, we’re all gonna die. At number 4, we originally had a much different entry going to talk about the Adult Day Care Center at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but then Donald Trump (4) had to go and call the widow of one of the fallen soldiers in Niger and it was a shit show. Really, truly embarassing. At number 5 we’re going to do something different and talk about “That Darn GOP” because they cray cray. And they are so cray cray that the woman who claims she was abducted by aliens is the sane one! Taking the sixth slot, we’ve got a new installment of “How Is This Still A Thing?”. This time we’re going to ask – “Newt Gingrich’s Career – How Is This Still A Thing?”. At number 7 we’re going to explore what would happen if Trump were impeached and Mike Pence (7) were to become president. At number 8 – why is Lindsay Lohan (8) on the wrong side of everything? I mean she’s spent time in Moscow, love Putin, and now is defending scumbag Harvey Weinstein. Yeah I am not making this up. But on the flip side, Kevin Smith did something pretty remarkable. Taking the number 9 (NEIN!!!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “I Need A Drink”. Actually more like “I Need A Packet Of Sauce” because we are going to discuss in the level of detail that you’d come to expect from this program – the Rick And Morty Szechwan Sauce Craze. Finally this week its’ more of the Top 10 World Tour (10). This time we’re going to do it Gangnam Style as we head to South Korea and visit the De-Militarized Zone! Plus in the spirit of South Korea, we’ll have some live music from one of South Korea’s most popular bands – BTS who actually have a new album out that was on the US charts! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Yes friends! Gather around, friends! Pass the collection plate, friends!!! Yay, during this most troubling of times we once again turn to the holiest among us. But unfortunately we realize that the holiest among us are full of…



Yay, my sons and daughters. Welcome to this week’s mass. This week, the “Values Voters” have proven that they are completely devoid of anything resembling a value at the Values Voters Summit. Values voters. You know those people who will tell you all day long about their “morals and values” when their real value is really money. Yes, that sweet, sweet money! But this year they’re trying harder than ever to push their version of Indiana’s insane “religious freedom” law on the entire country. Yes, in case you’re unaware “religious freedom” has nothing to do with religion or freedom. It has everything to do with Christians being complete dicks to LGBT people. Even our own president has proven that he is full of Holy Shit!

President Trump spoke at the Values Voter Summit today, where he received a rousing round of applause when he bravely declared that under his presidency, people will start saying “Merry Christmas” again.

“We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values,” he said. “As we approach the end of the year—you know, we’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct. You go to department stores and they’ll say Happy New Year and they’ll say other things; it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted but they don’t say it. Well, guess what? We’re saying Merry Christmas again.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/president-trump-claims-people-dont-use-the-word-christmas-because-its-not-politically-correct/




Sigh…………. Hey Religious Right… there’s one thing that you need to know about this whole “War On Christmas” thing that you’ve been beating into the ground the last 10 years – nobody giveth thine shit! And this might be one of my favorite stories out of the Values Voters Summit. There was this guy:

At the annual Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington this weekend, former congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who serves on Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board, said in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress that Donald Trump is now a “committed believer” of Jesus Christ and a “man of faith” who has “asked God for help and wisdom.”

Attendee Joel Brind of New Hamburg, New York, a college biology professor, explained that Jesus would have tweeted like Trump.

“If there were twitter then, [Jesus] would have used it in a similar way, I think,” Brind said.

I wouldn’t restrict it to just [Trump’s] tweets. His communications in general are tactically [emulating Christ]. I don’t want to be misinterpreted to say that everything he says is equivalent to gospel. I mean, he’s on the right side, and his tactics are more reminiscent of Christ, of the tactics that Christ used when he walked the earth and which he admonished his followers to use also.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michele-bachmann-offers-her-thoughts-on-donald-trump-being-a-man-of-faith_us_59e21416e4b04d1d51821970?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009




Funny – I’ve read the Bible. I don’t remember The Sermon On The Mount ending with “SAD!”. Thank you very much! And then of course you have the inevitable Taliban comparison:

Gary Bauer of American Values spoke during the afternoon session at the Values Voter Summit today, where he declared that the left has become “an American Taliban” and is working to take down Confederate monuments because “they hate America.”

“We’re also seeing the left now turn into an American Taliban declaring war on our monuments,” he said. “It didn’t start with Southern memorials, it started with the Ten Commandments. In the last couple of decades, we’ve see left-wing groups file lawsuits all over America forcing Ten Commandments plaques and monuments to be taken down from courthouses and schools in state after state after state.”

“Then they went after the Southern monuments,” Bauer continued. “Robert E. Lee, we can’t tolerate that, so they started changing the names of schools and streets. Threw Lee into the grave again—well, he needs to move over because now here comes Jefferson and Franklin and Washington and even Abraham Lincoln. Because the people doing this aren’t just haters of the South, they’re not just haters of Judeo-Christian values, they hate America, that’s why they do these things.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/gary-bauer-the-left-has-become-an-american-taliban/


Yay, friends. It don’t get much stupider than at the Values Voters Summit – where the real value is the almighty dollar! Yes, that sweet, sweet green! And then there was ultra far right extremist Roy Moore – you know – the guy who kicked offeth thy bench several times.

As he did during the luncheon held at the Values Voter Summit today, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore closed out the remarks he delivered from the main stage by reciting a poem he wrote, “America The Beautiful,” which warns that God’s judgment will fall upon this land if the nation does not repent.

Moore said that he is often criticized for infusing his politics with talk of God but that he intends to continue doing so because “when you forget God, you can forget politics … For me, it’s a question of freedom or slavery.”

“This is an awful moment for our country,” Moore said as he quoted Patrick Henry. “Should I keep back my opinions at such a time as this I would consider myself guilty of treason toward my country and an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/roy-moore-poetically-asks-how-much-longer-will-it-be-before-his-judgment-comes/




Hopefully it cometh soon, Roy! But we are still noteth done in thine bosom yet! That sounded wrong, didn’t it? Then there was Bill Bennett who offered this choice nugget:

Conservative pundit and former secretary of education Bill Bennett took to the stage at the Values Voter Summit this morning immediately after President Trump to defend Trump against all manner of criticism and to claim that the president is facing enormous media bias.

“If you watch the TV shows other than Fox…you would have no idea how many things the president has already accomplished,” Bennett said, including his “symbolic” victory over the NFL players who have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

“The president has won on this issue,” Bennett said. “He’s just won.”

He added that the players who are protesting just “don’t know any better” because the schools haven’t taught them about the greatness of America.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bill-bennett-to-vvs-nfl-players-taking-a-knee-dont-understand-american-culture/




Yes it be pretty bad when your own savior does it! I mean really Bill do you not understandeth why God’s children hath protest? If you don’t then it is you who don’t understandeth thine culture. And we’re still not done with thine coverage of all things holy this week. The Values Voters are a seemingly endless pool of anything remotely resembling a value.

The Values Voter Summit kicked off on Friday morning, with President Donald Trump set to be the star of the morning’s session. But early risers who made their way to a breakfast session sponsored by Christian Healthcare Ministries were treated to another “president” in the form of George W. Bush impersonator John Morgan.

Morgan is promoting his book, “War on Fear”—which comes with a foreword by Alan Robertson of the Duck Dynasty clan—and a new podcast. Morgan drew chuckles with his gentle ribbing of Bush’s idiosyncratic relationship with the English language.

Most painfully, Morgan picked up a guitar and sang a version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which he had turned into a praise song to Donald Trump, beginning with “There is a man whose name is Trump, who kicked my baby brother’s rump…” The assembled conservatives sang along on the chorus.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/at-values-voter-summit-singing-hallelujah-for-god-raising-up-trump/





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Yay, my sons and daughters. It is now time to passeth thine collection plate. There beith so much news about thine holy ones that it spilleth over into thine second entry. You know what one of my favorite catch phrases among the religious right is? Well, thine own president spells it out quite nicely for you:

President Trump spoke to one of the most faithful blocs of his base on Friday, telling attendees of this year's Values Voter Summit that in America "we don't worship government, we worship God."

Trump was the first sitting president to address the annual gathering of Christian conservatives, and while he has had trouble enacting some of his campaign promises legislatively so far in his term, he has ticked off many boxes with the evangelical voters who helped propel him to the Oval Office.

"We know that it's the family and the church — not government officials — who know best how to create strong and loving communities," Trump said.
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/13/557459193/trump-set-to-address-values-voter-summit-for-first-time-as-president




Yay, what does that even mean? “We worship god, not government”? Does this mean that they pray for recovery in disasters instead of actually help? Like they did for Vegas or Puerto Rico? And then there was this douchebag:

People who attended the Value Voters Summit that President Trump addressed on Friday said they were greeted with anti-LGBT pamphlets that were reportedly distributed at the event.

Pictures of the booklets allegedly handed out at the event appeared to feature insights from the book, "The Health Hazards of Homosexuality," authored by the Mass Resistance, a longtime anti-LGBT hate group based in Massachusetts, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The material included in the booklet, which warned readers of the "public health crisis" created by homosexuals, has earned a swift reaction from Twitter users who have condemned the president for speaking before the Value Voters Summit, despite it also having been deemed a "hate group" by SPLC.
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/10/13/anti-lgbt-pamphlets-handed-out-at-values-voter-summit-trump-spoke-at-hate-groups/23242678/




Yeah, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Yay, and our president supports these far right whackos! Then the paranoid male was on full display courtesy of Fox News’ Todd Starnes:

Fox News radio host Todd Starnes told listeners at the Values Voter Summit (VVS) that mainstream media discussions about “toxic masculinity” are parts of a “war on men” that aims to “criminalize masculinity.”

In his address to VVS, which is hosted by the anti-LGBT Religious Right group Family Research Council, Starnes complained about the Boy Scouts of America’s recent decision to allow young women to participate in the organization.

Starnes said that Mark Hancock, who runs the Christianity based scouting organization Trail Life USA, told him that the Boy Scouts’ decision was “nothing less than a war on boys.” Starnes elaborated on Hancock’s remarks to him, claiming that “the mainstream media” spread the notion of “toxic masculinity.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/todd-starnes-tells-the-values-voter-summit-that-liberals-want-to-criminalize-masculinity/




Then there was right wing humor on display. Yeah that is an oxymoron if there ever was one, that comes courtesy of Laura Ingraham:

During her speech at the Values Voter Summit this afternoon, Laura Ingraham cracked a joke about Harvey Weinstein, invoking a few high-profile Democrats too.

Ingraham rattled off a list of “enemies” of the conservatives in the room, from Antifa to “the NFL anthem squatters” to “most of the entertainment industry, because we know they are the moral arbiters of our time.”

And when she was done with that list, Ingraham made this joke as an aside:

“Finally, speaking of the Weinstein mess in Hollywood, there’s finally a new law firm that has formed to give Gloria Allred a run for her money––you know, she represents a lot of these women who have been abused and subjugated in the workplace. And it’s just formed, it’s gonna be a big deal, it’s called Clinton Weiner Spitzer & Weinstein.”
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/laura-ingraham-jokes-about-clinton-weiner-spitzer-weinstein-law-firm-at-values-voter-summit/




So we had extreme masculinity. We had the right’s patethic excuse for what passes for humor. How about extreme feminism? There was the NRA’s Dana Loesch, who said the word “dead” an uncomfortable amount of times in a short period:

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch used part of her speech at the Values Voter Summit today to go on a bizarre rant about feminism, declaring that “feminism exists to subjugate men” but that it is now “dead as a doornail.”

“We are in a post-feminist era,” she said. “Feminism is dead. It is dead as a doornail, it is dead. Feminism is dead.”

Saying that “third-wave feminism has betrayed” women, men, children and “our culture,” Loesch claimed, “Third-wave feminism exists to subjugate men, period. They have replaced the patriarchy with the matriarchy, and they are not a good master.”

“Third-wave feminism says it empowers women—empowers them by convincing women to commit genocide against the female sex in utero,” she said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/at-values-voter-summit-dana-loesch-declares-feminism-dead/




Yay, even JAY-SUS thinks you are doing it wrong! It’s JAY-SUS!!!! Hey Everyone Look! It’s Jesus! I get way too much enjoyment out of doing this segment! And then there was this douchebag – Phil Robertson, I tell you – when this guy is on your side, you don’t want to be right!

Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame said he often wonders if members of the Democratic Party "love Jesus" or hate Him and warned that the "whole world" is under the control of the Evil One.

After being introduced by his son, Pastor Alan Robertson, at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit on Friday, the new CRTV host pulled his Bible from his camouflage bag and talked about how he's dedicated his life to sharing the gospel with those who are "down and out."

He referenced 1 Thessalonians 4:11, which reads, "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands."

Robertson says he strives to live a quiet life and mind his own business - in fact, he's never "turned on the internet and looked at it."

"When I hear about the vitriol and the hatred, just remember I love you," he said. "I really do. You know why? I've identified you as human beings. So, I love you. And God loves you."

"I'm almost tempted to ask the Democratic Party four little words," he continued. "Do y'all love Jesus? The reason I'm asking you, Democratic Party, is I've never heard you say one way or the other. Do you love him? And I'm waiting on an answer."
http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/71490/20171016/phil-robertson-warns-whole-world-under-control-satan-asks-democratic.htm




I’m pretty sure Phil Robertson’s next question is “Hey kids! You want to see a dead body?”. And then an actual reverend spelled it out pretty nicely:

“Actually, from Jeremiah 22 to Jesus and Matthew 25, Christian values for nations and political leaders has to do with love and justice, equality, stopping exploitation of the vulnerable, caring for the poor, caring for children, welcoming immigrants, helping the sick and loving all,” Rev. Barber preached.

“And by these standards, the so-called Values Summit is not about Judeo-Christian values, it’s not about Christianity, but the values of a heretical rhetorical extremism funded by a whole lot of money, perpetrating a fraud on the American people.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/their-values-are-cash-and-not-christ-rev-barber-rains-holy-hell-on-right-wing-values-voters-summit/




Yay, mass has ended, may you go in peace! That is it this week for:




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So if you thought Trump’s going nuclear on North Korea was insane, wait until you see what he has in store for Iran! Trump’s popularity rating is so low that he’s going to get us all killed in a nuclear holocaust with one country or another. We keep showing you how his constant poking of the hornet’s nest known as North Korea is probably going to get us all killed. If man child Kim Jong Un doesn’t, then Iran most certainly will!

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Friday his decision to disavow the Iran nuclear agreement, threatening to leave the deal altogether if it was not amended to permanently block Tehran from building nuclear weapons or intercontinental missiles.

But even as he delivered a fire-breathing indictment of the Iranian government’s activities around the Middle East, he stopped short of unraveling the agreement reached by President Barack Obama two years ago.

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more chaos, the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Mr. Trump declared at the White House in a speech that was intended to define a broad strategy for confronting Iran.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal.html




Yeah so republicans – here’s a little civics lesson for you. And it doesn’t take a Harvard educated history professor to spell it out for you: Not everything Obama did was bad! Preventing a nuclear holocaust between two ultra extremist countries was a good thing!

Long before Donald Trump was mocking “Little Rocket Man” in North Korea, or taunting “fools” in the Republican foreign-policy establishment, he expressed special contempt for one international agreement: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which blocked Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. After the Obama Administration signed the agreement, in 2015, then candidate Trump called it “the worst deal ever,” and vowed to “renegotiate” it once he was in office. In fact, the landmark agreement capitalized on a rare consensus. After years of hesitating, China and Russia joined the other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, along with Germany and the European Union, in supporting American pressure on Iran to change course. At a negotiating session in Vienna, the coalition was so large that, for appearance’s sake, Iran stocked its side of the table with additional staffers. Jake Sullivan, one of the U.S. negotiators, recalled, “It was the whole world versus Iran.”
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/trumps-irrational-hatred-of-the-iran-deal




Even Jesus would be pissed! So in Trump’s quest to undo everything Obama did – he’s rolled back LGBT rights, he’s rolled back workplace protections for transgendered people, he’s throwing trans people out of the United States military, he’s alienated most of our allies, he’s destroying some of America’s finest institutions – really everything that actually *DOES* make America great, and now he’s threatening nuclear war. Thanks Koch Brothers!

In his speech on the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump made a number of factual assertions. The deal was negotiated by Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France and China), Germany and the European Union.

Here’s a guide to some of his rhetoric, in the order in which he made these statements.

“The regime harbored high-level terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, including Osama bin Laden’s son.”

The president recounted a long list of aggressive acts by the Iranian government toward the United States since the shah was overthrown in 1979, many of which would be familiar to Americans. This claim — that Iran harbored al-Qaeda terror suspects — might be less well-known, but it was recently documented in a 2017 book, “The Exile,” by investigative reporters Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy.

The book noted that the steady flow of senior al-Qaeda figures into Iran after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was controversial among various factions. The government actually made some arrests and sent some al-Qaeda figures back to countries of origin. But the Revolutionary Guard was more supportive. Trump, in using the phrase “regime,” glosses over the debate within the country.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/14/fact-checking-president-trumps-speech-on-the-iran-deal/




Well if we all don’t die from a nuclear holocaust perpetrated by North Korea, perhaps we’re all gonna die in one perpetrated by Iran!

The historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal is "on life support" and hanging on "by a thread" after the Trump administration plotted a new course for containing Tehran, analysts warn.

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify the accord to Congress. He instead asked lawmakers to toughen the agreement, negotiated between Iran and six world powers, by amending a U.S. law. At the same time, the administration will try to convince European leaders to impose new sanctions on Tehran and return to the negotiating table.

Risk consultancy Eurasia Group reduced the odds of the deal surviving from 60 percent to 55 percent on Friday after Trump said he will terminate the deal if he cannot find a solution with Congress and U.S. allies.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/16/trumps-plan-for-the-iran-nuclear-deal-comes-with-huge-risks.html




Oh and if you think the Russian bots have gone apeshit in the wake of a Trump presidency, just wait and see what the Iran bots have in store! Your fingers are going to be mighty sore from alerting all the fake accounts that are going to spring up as a result of this!

On Friday, President Trump announced that he will not certify Iran’s cooperation with the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama Administration. The move doesn't eliminate or rework the deal, possibilities its proponents feared given Trump's longstanding criticism of the agreement. But it does kick the accord to Congress for reconsideration. There, lawmakers could leave the agreement the same, impose tweaks, or go all the way to reinstating sanctions against Iran, effectively ending the deal.

The fulfillment of Iran's nuclear ambitions remain years away even if this deal falls apart, but Trump's actions also raise questions about whether increased tension will in turn lead to increased Iranian cyber operations. Observers say that while the current diplomatic instability likely won't impact Iran's hacking purview, further decisions—particularly around sanctions—could fuel offensive plans directed at the United States.
https://www.wired.com/story/trump-iran-decertify-cyberattacks/




But some good news is that Trump didn’t officially pull out of the deal so we’re safe for now!

Last week began with a bang: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a leading GOP voice on foreign policy, made startling comments disparaging President Trump, particularly his handling of foreign policy. Midweek, the world awaited Trump’s decision about the Iran nuclear deal. Even some who had opposed the Iran deal in 2015 called for staying in.

The week ended with Trump’s announcement that, rather than scrapping the deal, he would press Congress to amend the legislation associated with the deal to address what he called its “many serious flaws.” As a coda, at the end of the week Corker renewed his public complaints about Trump’s undercutting of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/10/16/president-trump-didnt-pull-out-of-the-iran-deal-heres-what-that-says-about-the-politics-of-foreign-policy/





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Sigh… this is why we can’t have nice things. I originally had a much different entry prior to today for this segment here. But then something happened that is so jaw-dropping, so unbelievable that even we here at the Top 10 are having a hard time comprehending it. And really we can’t make fun of this with memes or anything because it’s too fucking horrible and shocking, so we won’t try. Instead we’re going to use Trump’s own reactions to this story. So there was that shit show in Niger that had 4 American soldiers killed tragically. Any other president would have instantly called the families of the soldiers involved, but we’re stuck with Donald fucking Trump.

A Florida congresswoman said the family of a U.S. service member killed in Niger was "astonished" when President Donald Trump suggested in a condolence call that the soldier "must've known what he signed up for."

Rep. Frederica Wilson told NBC Miami that she heard the president's comment to Sgt. La David T. Johnson's widow, Myeshia, on a speakerphone as they were traveling together Tuesday to meet his body.

"He said, 'But you know he must've known what he signed up for,'" Wilson, a Democrat, recounted Trump saying more than once during the call to express his sympathy. Wilson said the conversation lasted three to five minutes.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/trump-told-widow-soldier-must-ve-known-what-he-signed-n811756




I mean really, what… how… who… what… the… I just can’t… what the fuck!!!! He knew what he signed up for? I mean who the fuck does he think he is? Super Chicken?



Yeah Trump, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it! And of course like all good republicans do, Trump *NEVER* takes responsibility for his own actions! There’s of course the inevitable denial and blame game ensuing.

After facing criticism for not calling the families of four soldiers who died in combat, President Trump reached out to one of the widows Tuesday and said her husband "knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).

The call between Trump and Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, lasted about five minutes, according to accounts that Wilson provided to local media.

Wilson, a friend of the family, was in the car for the call, which happened before the fallen soldier's remains arrived at Miami International Airport.

"Yes, he said it," Wilson told the media. "It's so insensitive."

Trump's silence on the deaths of the soldiers, who were killed in combat in Niger on Oct. 6, generated controversy on Monday. When he was asked why he had not commented on their deaths, Trump responded by saying that President Obama and other presidents also had failed to reach out to families of servicemen killed in action.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-pol-essential-washington-updates-trump-reaches-out-to-slain-soldier-s-1508296621-htmlstory.html




That also – is the exact same reaction that I’m having to this story! Here we have that good old fashioned republican empathy on display. And by empathy, I mean they’re fucking off the rails batshit crazy. So this is how Trump reacts to the widows of soldiers killed. Imagine how he’s going to react when he’s forced to say something about my state of California, which is still on fire! Or the people of Flint, who don’t have drinking water! Or Texas or Puerto Rico! MAGA!!! But it gets weirder:

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump denied Wednesday the account of a Democratic congresswoman that he told the widow of a US serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt."
"Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" he tweeted. He did not immediately provide proof to back the claim. CNN has reached out to the White House.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/17/politics/frederica-wilson-widow-fallen-soldier/index.html




That is also another reaction I am having to this story. I mean by the way – do you know how fucking stupid you sound when you call it “The Democrat Party”? It’s DEMOCRATIC. By the way if you want to watch your Fox News loving friends’ heads explode, just simply correct them when they call it “the democrat party”. It’d be like referring to AC/DC as just “AC”. Nobody knows what you’re talking about! I mean how stupid and insensitive can Trump get? Well…

Trump disputes account of his call with soldier’s widow. But congresswoman who heard exchange says it was ‘horrible.’

Wilson told MSNBC on Wednesday that Johnson's widow, Myeshia, was shaken by the exchange.

“She was crying the whole time, and when she hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name.’ That’s the hurting part.”

Wilson went on to say Trump “was almost like joking. He said, ‘Well, I guess you knew’ — something to the effect that ‘he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, but I guess it hurts anyway.’ You know, just matter-of-factly, that this is what happens, anyone who is signing up for military duty is signing up to die. That’s the way we interpreted it. It was horrible. It was insensitive. It was absolutely crazy, unnecessary. I was livid.”

“She was in tears. She was in tears. And she said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name.’”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/10/18/totally-fabricated-trump-disputes-congresswomans-depiction-of-his-exchange-with-soldiers-widow/?utm_term=.ab14a768b6a4




Yes it is, and in case you’re wondering if Trump couldn’t be anymore of a worthless asshole, there is this interesting bit of information from the AP article:

Altogether some 6,900 Americans have been killed in overseas wars since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the overwhelming majority under Bush and Obama.

Despite the much heavier toll on his watch — more than 800 dead each year from 2004 through 2007 — Bush wrote to all bereaved military families and met or spoke with hundreds if not thousands, said his spokesman, Freddy Ford.

Veterans groups said they had no quarrel with how presidents have recognized the fallen or their families.

“I don’t think there is any president I know of who hasn’t called families,” said Rick Weidman, co-founder and executive director of Vietnam Veterans of America. “President Obama called often and President Bush called often. They also made regular visits to Walter Reed and Bethesda Medical Center, going in the evenings and on Saturdays.”

Trump feuded with one Gold Star family during last year’s campaign, assailing the parents of slain Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004, after they criticized him from the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
https://apnews.com/d3bf716591bd49d4a8a86f229efe900f





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Anyone remember the times before Donald Trump where would could just make fun of religious zealots or people who claim they were possessed by aliens, or Ted Nugent? Those were good times. And of course Trump dominates the news right now. So it’s pretty obvious to see that some lesser known republicans and random overall insanity can get lost through the cracks. And would you be surprised to learn that the Miami representative who claims she was possessed by aliens is the sane one in this story?

A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials.

Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says. (Sen. Bill Nelson served as payload officer aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1986. All seven people aboard were from Earth. As far as is known.)

Rodriguez Aguilera, 59, a Republican who is running to replace retiring Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, recounted her experience with the ETs during a 2009 television interview.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article178813586.html




Yes really – WTF Lol. I mean come on Rodriguez, the truth is out there, don’t you know? Where’s Mulder and Scully or Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge when you need them?



Thank you sound effects guy! But when it comes to the GOP – one thing you should never, ever do is insert an unpopular opinion into your business. And one guy in Massachusetts got the worst of it when he dared to voice his support of Trump!

HOLYOKE — Business owners in Western Massachusetts apparently associate themselves with the 45th president at their peril.

Just ask Dave Ratner, owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City, a small chain of shops selling the unlikely combination of pet supplies, birds, fish, and beverages for humans. Ratner attended President Trump’s signing of an executive order authorizing changes to the Affordable Care Act designed to create cheaper — and less comprehensive — health insurance plans. An Associated Press photograph of the event, with Ratner smiling broadly behind Trump, has come back to haunt him, big time.

“It was 42 years of building a wonderful brand and having it destroyed in one day,” said Ratner, interviewed Sunday morning after what he terms “the worst two days of my life.”<snip>
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/10/16/dave-ratner-posed-for-photo-with-trump-now-facing-boycott/dvovCqgtAw1QF9wTxvlqVN/story.html




I think even Trump himself is disapproving of this one! I mean come on when you can take 42 years of your life building one business and then knock it down in a day, doesn’t that say something? It also says Massachusetts is full of smart people, but one guy can be the bad light bulb in a string of Christmas lights. And if you think this was an isolated incident, it gets weirder! Then there was this dolt out of Indiana!

failed Republican candidate was arrested after he mailed both a pipe bomb that injured a pregnant postal worker and a threatening letter with a bullet inside, according to the FBI.

Eric. P. Krieg, 45, of Munster, Ind,. was arrested Thursday and charged with knowing possession of a destructive device and transporting explosive materials, said U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch.

Krieg, an engineer who ran for Lake County councilman and surveyor, maintained a political blog which he used to slam the Lake County Democratic Party and Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gop-candidate-arrested-sending-pipe-bomb-package-article-1.3561785




And it couldn’t be any more disappointing am I right? And if you need any further proof why we can’t nice things like gay marriage, European style paid vacation laws, or even the convenience of being friendly to your neighbors, look at what happened this week when Mississippi pulled the classic book “To Kill A Mockingbird” because – get this – it made people uncomfortable!

“If ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ makes you uncomfortable, you should probably be reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’”

The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi, scrubbed the 1960 novel from its 8th grade curriculum last week, saying there had been “complaints” about the book’s “language.” The move continues a tradition dating back decades of American schools censoring Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-winning classic.

“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books,” Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board, told the Biloxi Sun Herald of the “Mockingbird” decision. “It’s still in our library. But they’re going to use another book in the 8th grade course.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/biloxi-to-kill-a-mockingbird_us_59e4974ce4b03a7be581e2a8?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009




And finally if you need any further proof this nation couldn’t be any more insane, why is it that when white nationalist and guy who fantasizes about being Doug Neidermayer in Animal House, Richard Spencer, draws end of the world like controversy wherever he goes?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.

The state's Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent" in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus on Thursday and his pending appearance has already sparked protests in the university town.

Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence in August.

Scott's executive order will allow local law-enforcement authorities to partner with state and other law-enforcement agencies to provide security for the event. The university has already said it expects to spend $500,000 on security.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Florida-state-of-emergency-declared-for-white-12281781.php




And in case you’re wondering if the cult-like mentality of the MAGATs couldn’t be any crazier, I give you this guy out of Philadelphia – who got kicked out of a bar for being drunk and unruly while wearing a MAGA hat, and sued the bar on… anyone? Religious grounds! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Philadelphia accountant who is taking a West Village bar to court for banning his Make America Great Again hat now claims he is part of a “protected class” because believing in the Trump slogan amounts to a religion.
According to the Gothamist, 30-year-old Greg Piatek has amended his lawsuit against The Happiest Hour for banning him over his hat, saying he was “adhering to his closely held spiritual beliefs by adorning the hat in question.”
Piatek previously explained that he was wearing the hat as a ““spiritual tribute” to the victims of the 9/11 attack back in 2001, but now says that he sees the MAGA slogan — popularized as a campaign slogan by President Donald Trump — as a religious creed.
“At the time [Piatek] wore his hat, the election of President Trump was over and therefore [he] had no reason to wear the hat for any political purpose,” attorney Liggieri argued. “Rather, [he] wore his hat to pay tribute to the fallen heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2011.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/im-a-protected-class-trump-fan-suing-new-york-bar-for-banning-his-maga-hat-claims-religious-discrimination/





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It’s time once again to ask:



This week: Newt Gingrich’s career. How is this still a thing? You remember Newt Gingrich – the classy, thrice divorced individual who led Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial back in the 90s? There’s two sure things – the Patriots will beat your team, and Newt Gingrich will get a divorce. The man got divorced to his wife who had cancer. That’s classy! So why is he still a thing? Why wont he go away? Well in the age of republican celebrity – if you’re in their club you’re in it for life. But if you’re on their shit list, you’re in it for life!

Newt Gingrich says he has no doubt that Donald Trump was the better choice for U.S. president.

Gingrich, a Trump confidant, and the U.S. House Speaker from 1995 to 1999 who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, says Trump is "a stunningly effective president."

The CBC's Wendy Mesley interviewed Gingrich in Toronto, ahead of his appearance at a public debate at the University of Toronto.

"What he is doing to shake up Washington is what America needs," Gingrich tells Mesley.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/newt-gingrich-wendy-mesley-1.4352829




Yes – at one point Newt Gingrich advocated for a base on the moon. He must be smoking some good Covfefe. Even more so if he thinks Trump is an effective president! While the whole world is watching in sheer horror of Trump’s new policy on Iran, Gingrich? Well that’s just fine and dandy!

When the Iranian parliament chanted “death to America" while unanimously voting "to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard," sophisticated diplomats may have pondered the symbolic meaning of "death to America."

After all, our wisest and most sophisticated analysts have reassured us, it couldn't literally mean "death to America." The New York Times has been on a campaign to convince Americans the phrase has lost its original meaning.

Here are examples from 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

The same analysts reassure us that when senior Hamas leaders are quoted saying "not a single Jew will remain" in Israel, they are really communicating symbolically.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/15/newt-gingrich-death-to-america-why-trumps-iran-policy-is-right.html




Yes why? They would reduce the entire middle east to rubble if they knew they could get away with it, but you know, international treaties and such. But here’s how Newt Gingrich’s career is still a thing – he loves Trump and he’s on Fox News practically 24 hours a day. Fox News – that channel your racist uncle yells at during Thanksgiving dinner, and reminds you why you only visit once a year.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the Washington, D.C., establishment is enraged with President Trump because he is following through on his promise to "drain the swamp."

"Donald Trump really is draining the swamp, and the alligators are really unhappy," Gingrich told John Catsimatidis on AM970's "The Answer." "This guy is actually doing what he said he would do: We're getting conservative judges nominated. We are getting regulations rolled back."

"We're getting a much more aggressive pro-American trade policy and pro-American foreign policy," Gingrich said. "The other side sees this as the end of their way of life."
http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/355478-gingrich-the-alligators-are-really-unhappy-that-trump-is-draining




So how is Trump draining the swamp exactly? You can’t drain the swamp if you keep reusing the same water and the drain is clogged to begin with. Time to call Roto Rooter! But this isn’t the only reason why Newt Gingrich’s career is still a thing. He’s popular with old, white males. You know – of the Clint Eastwood “Get off my lawn” variety.

SAN FRANCISCO — Newt Gingrich knows who's to blame for America's divisions: text-loving millennials.

The younger generation's preference to send text messages rather than talk on the phone is an indication of the group's inability to talk to people who are different from them, Gingrich said Tuesday during an appearance here at OpenWorld, Oracle's annual user conference.

"You have to wonder at what point have you grown a generation that cannot interact with anyone else," he said.

Gingrich's comments came during a sit-down conversation with former Senator Barbara Boxer before an audience of corporate executives that was moderated by Oracle's co-CEO Mark Hurd.

The former Speaker of the House and former Republican representative from Georgia started targeting millennials after Boxer, a Democrat, said President Donald Trump rhetoric was dividing the country. Boxer described reading through Trump's inaugural address and discovering what she referred to as "the politics of them." Trump's address included many references to "you" and "them," juxtaposing politics under President Obama with how things would play out in the Trump administration.
http://www.businessinsider.com/newt-gingrich-americas-divided-because-millennials-text-too-much-2017-10




Yes – Newt Gingrich ventured into “Get Off My Lawn” territory. But Newt always gives conservatives the ol’ assist! In fact he’s widely credited with not only breaking Congress, he totally destroyed it to the point where a Ctrl-Alt-Delete simply won’t cut it.

In 1978, E.J. Dionne Jr. was a young reporter covering New York state politics in Albany. That same year, a young historian from Georgia finally won a seat in the House of Representatives, after two failed attempts. His name was Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich’s victory could be attributed to his newly combative style, which he’d revealed at a speech before a group of College Republicans in Atlanta the summer before his electoral victory. “I think that one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty,” Gingrich told the young conservatives gathered at the Holiday Inn. “We encourage you to be neat, obedient and loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around the campfire, but are lousy in politics.”

Nearly 40 years later, Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post, while Gingrich is a TV pundit and lobbyist, having left public service after serving as the speaker of the House. As far as Dionne is concerned, Gingrich defined his legacy—and that of the Republican Party as currently constituted—with the brand of incivility and intransigence he introduced in that 1978 speech. It is the blustery Georgian who helped Congress reach the approval rating it has today: 16 percent.
http://www.newsweek.com/congress-gingrich-hastert-681653




Yup there it is – Gingrich is not only insane, he’s batshit fucking off the rails crazy. And he’s the guy who can be credited with breaking Congress. That’s enough to make you ask: Newt Gingrich’s career:




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OK everyone is saying “what’s going to happen to Trump?”. The guy is *CLEARLY* off his fucking rocker. And he has gone mad with power. It’s only going to be a matter of time before he goes down. He is the single most dangerous president the world has ever seen. Except of course for the guy who sits in the corner on a voluntary time out, Mike “All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy” Pence. Yes, because this week, Trump was caught saying this:

President Trump once joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported Monday.

The publication all reports that Trump has mocked Pence for his views opposing abortion and LGBTQ rights.Trump jabbed at Pence after a legal scholar told the pair that if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many states would probably legalize abortion.

“You see?” Trump reportedly said to Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.” And when the meeting began to focus on gay rights, Trump reportedly pointed to Pence, joking, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”

One Trump campaign staffer also told The New Yorker that Trump used to ask people leaving meetings with Pence, “Did Mike make you pray?"

One source said the president likes to "let Pence know who's boss," according to the report.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355594-trump-joked-that-pence-wants-to-hang-all-gay-people-report




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Holy fuck! I mean really – what would a dick do? You don’t joke about the other guy wanting to commit genocide in front of people! Although in all fairness, Trump did admit what we suspect the Values Voters are secretly thinking. I mean if you want any further proof that Pence is a Koch stooge, there’s this.

The power struggle between populist hardliners and moderate generals in the Trump White House is well documented. Vice President Mike Pence has largely stayed out of the drama, while quietly becoming one of the most powerful people in the Trump administration, according to a new profile of Pence from the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer.

Mayer’s piece shows that behind the scenes, the vice president has made a huge mark on President Trump’s policy agenda, while putting himself in a good position for his own presidential ambitions. Mayer writes that Pence’s influence has shaped White House policies far more than that of other important members of the administration, including Breitbart executive chair Steve Bannon or Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. In particular, Pence’s longstanding connection to libertarian megadonors Charles and David Koch — former political enemies of Trump — has helped shape the current White House.

Pence and Trump are two very different men. Pence is a devout evangelical who doesn’t dine alone with other women unless his wife is present. He made his name in conservative politics as a talk radio host and enacted hardline policies during his time as Indiana’s governor, mandating burials for fetuses and essentially allowing businesses to discriminate against gay people. Trump is a bombastic billionaire who famously bragged about groping women and publicly espoused pro-choice and pro-same-sex marriage views. Mayer’s piece includes moments where Trump mocked Pence’s socially conservative views and his tendency to pray in the White House.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/16/16482746/kochs-mike-pence-trump-white-house




And by the way in case it couldn’t be more obvious how much of a Koch stooge Mike Pence is, I mean it really couldn’t be more obvious:

The power struggle between populist hardliners and moderate generals in the Trump White House is well documented. Vice President Mike Pence has largely stayed out of the drama, while quietly becoming one of the most powerful people in the Trump administration, according to a new profile of Pence from the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer.

Mayer’s piece shows that behind the scenes, the vice president has made a huge mark on President Trump’s policy agenda, while putting himself in a good position for his own presidential ambitions. Mayer writes that Pence’s influence has shaped White House policies far more than that of other important members of the administration, including Breitbart executive chair Steve Bannon or Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. In particular, Pence’s longstanding connection to libertarian megadonors Charles and David Koch — former political enemies of Trump — has helped shape the current White House.

Pence and Trump are two very different men. Pence is a devout evangelical who doesn’t dine alone with other women unless his wife is present. He made his name in conservative politics as a talk radio host and enacted hardline policies during his time as Indiana’s governor, mandating burials for fetuses and essentially allowing businesses to discriminate against gay people. Trump is a bombastic billionaire who famously bragged about groping women and publicly espoused pro-choice and pro-same-sex marriage views. Mayer’s piece includes moments where Trump mocked Pence’s socially conservative views and his tendency to pray in the White House.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/16/16482746/kochs-mike-pence-trump-white-house




Maybe Charles Koch is Emperor Palpatine. I mean if Trump is Darth Vader. But in case you didn’t get the Kochs’ radical agenda, they’re *STILL* touting this “clean coal” bullshit! That’s like eating a “healthy” chimichanga. A deep fried burrito is still a fucking deep fried burrito!

In Virginia’s oddly timed elections for governor, held a year after presidential contests, history has repeated itself: The winning candidate lately has represented the opposite party as the newly elected president.

In 2009, Republican Bob McDonnell’s election followed President Obama’s seizure of the White House for Democrats. Eight years earlier, Democrat Mark R. Warner was elected governor after Republican George W. Bush’s presidential election.

That has added a sense of historical imperative to Republican efforts here, particularly since this year’s Republican candidate, Ed Gillespie, has trailed Democrat Ralph Northam in early polls.

So it fell to Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday to try to rev up Republican enthusiasm in this coal country section of Virginia. It is a place similar to those that helped Trump win states like Pennsylvania and Ohio last year, although he fell short in Virginia.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-pence-virginia-governor-20171014-story.html





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Let me ask you this – my fair Top 10 fans! Why is Lindsay Lohan always on the wrong side of everything? I do mean always! She famously went to Russia last year (which we covered in Idiots #40 ). She is not shy to admit her love of Vladimir Putin and she’s even dated Russian elite. Now… all the news has surfaced about Lindsay Lohan defending human piece of garbage Harvey Weinstein. We might need the sad Hulk music for this one.

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Lindsay Lohan shared a Instagram story video saying she supported Weinstein after several women made allegations of sexual misconduct against him in stories published in the New York Times and The New Yorker.

While she deleted the video less than an hour after posting it in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time in the UAE time – where she is currently located – social media users were quick to record and share.

“Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan, I’m in Dubai. I’m home,” she said in her now more European accent. “I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on.”
http://www.people.com/movies/lindsay-lohan-defends-harvey-weinstein/




Really? You can’t understand why Harvey Weinstein is such a human piece of shit? Really? And then she tried to clear up what she said – and failed:

In case you missed it, Lindsay Lohan fired up her Instagram Stories earlier this week to share a series of bizarre posts about producer Harvey Weinstein.

Responding to the numerous reports detailing decades of alleged sexual misconduct by the producer, Lohan said she was "feeling bad" for Weinstein and chastised his estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, for announcing that she was leaving him.

"He's never harmed me or did anything to me—we've done several movies together," Lohan said. "I think everyone needs to stop—I think it's wrong. So stand up."

The posts were ultimately deleted, but this is 2017—anything you do or say on the Internet lives forever.
https://www.glamour.com/story/lindsay-lohan-clarified-comments-defending-harvey-weinstein




Oh come on – you know you failed when Sly does it! But then it gets weird – Lindsay isn’t the only celebrity speaking out *FOR* Weinstein’s disgusting behavior:

As we ride out yet another nauseating wave of revelations about sexual predators in Hollywood, we're also getting outrage from the very industry that enabled their abuse.

Many of the predictable, strongly-worded, flack-approved condemnations from Hollywood elites about their shock, dismay, and (alleged) ignorance of Harvey Weinstein's behavior sounds well-meaning.

But look more closely—at the subtle hedging in their language, at the protective coats of phrasing. And you'll quickly see how some of these people just don't get it. Or, even worse, are making condemnations that slyly deflect any would-be charges of accountability for why this keeps happening. So many people knew. Can every person who condemned Weinstein openly this week not have known?

Yeah, right.

Well-meaning statements don't mean much, ultimately, when the people making them keep demonstrating complicit behavior—the same kind that got us here. As if that's not bad enough, so many of these people are focusing on their own traumatic feelings about someone else's horror. Or they dole out justifications for why they're just so much more woke to why sexually assaulting women is bad (I have daughters! I love my mom!).
http://mashable.com/2017/10/12/harvey-weinstein-celebrity-responses-gross/#qRyKJZo0FSqc




And there’s other celebrities out there who are speaking out in favor of this piece of shit. I mean when Woody Allen is on your side, you don’t want to be right!

The small but vocal group of Hollywood celebrities who initially defended movie mogul Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment accusations and rape allegations has been forced to walk back its praise in the face of overwhelming social media backlash.

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, actress Lindsay Lohan, actor Tony Denison, fashion designer Donna Karan and director Woody Allen rose to Weinstein’s defense despite a tidal wave of industry condemnation.

The scandal was sparked by a New York Times investigation that chronicled a history of sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein. The New Yorker followed with an investigative report in which three women accused Weinstein of rape.

Since then, the Hollywood titan has been fired by his namesake entertainment company, and multiple Hollywood actresses have come forward with additional allegations of sexual harassment by Weinstein.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-harvey-weinstein-defenders-20171013-story.html




By the way fuck you Fox News – how dare you turn this horrid story into a Clinton bashing story! Your guy won the election! Get the fuck over it and stop spreading bullshit! It’s bad for you!

Somehow, the Harvey Weinstein story became a Hillary Clinton story.

Clinton, who received campaign donations from the Hollywood mogul and attended fundraisers hosted by him, was criticized for saying nothing in the days after the New York Times published an account accusing Weinstein of repeated sexual assault and harassment. And then when she did say something, she was accused of not saying enough.

Weinstein has long been associated with Democratic and liberal politics, hosting fundraisers for Clinton and Barack Obama (also called on to release a statement of condemnation); donating $300,000 to the Democratic National Committee, and more to individual legislators; and publicly championing women’s rights. In the days since the Times’s account (and subsequent revelations in the New Yorker), any progressive or Democratic institution that’s been associated with Weinstein has been expected to cut itself loose quickly, entirely, and permanently. And any Hollywood figure who’s expressed progressive opinions has been expected to do the same.
https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/17/16482604/weinstein-clinton-ailes-trump




See? Even Trump doesn’t care! So shut the fuck up! And back to Lindsay Lohan here’s where it gets weird – her dad is apparently defending her comments defending Harvey Weinstein. Is this some sort of weird Inception world I don’t know about?

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had been under the scanner for over a few days now and he has been bombarded by accusations from various quarters for his inappropriate behavior and the entire movie industry has come down heavily on him.

But there is one person who has not spoken ill of him and has defended him and she is actress Lindsay Lohan.The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram claiming that Weinstein never misbehaved with her and that everyone should give him a break.
http://www.enstarz.com/articles/197343/20171015/lindsay-lohan-defends-harvey-weinstein-dad-stands-for-her.htm





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[font size="8"]Rick & Morty Szechwan Sauce Craze
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Now it’s time for another installment of:



And man do I need a drink this week – and we haven’t even got to the latest installment of our World Tour yet! I’ll take a Bloody Mary topped with chicken nuggets thanks! Yeah I want it spicy. And a side of Szechwan Sauce from McDonalds. Sigh…………………… really people? This is what we’ve come to? Fucking Chicken McNugget sauce? No wonder we can’t have nice things. Of course I’m talking about the TV show Rick & Morty and the Szechwan Sauce craze that it’s caused. Here’s more.

On its face, it sounded so simple

McDonald's executives must have thought they were reaching for low-hanging fruit when they decided to court the fandom of a show that's ousted "The Big Bang Theory" as the top-rated comedy among Millennials in the U.S.

The company has been pushing a new product: a line of chicken tenders that taste more like something you'd get from the Safeway deli than a fast food establishment. And capitalizing on an obscure reference to the fast food chain's nearly 20-year-old Szechuan sauce during the third-season premiere of "Rick and Morty" must have seemed like a sure thing.

But a publicity stunt meant to push a few thousand chicken tenders quickly devolved into outrageous shenanigans and mob-like stampedes committed by the most obnoxious of "Rick and Morty" fans. And McDonald's employees paid the steepest price.

Minimum-wage workers across the country had to put up with this:
http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/10/mcdonalds_employees_victims_in_rick_and_morty_szechuan_sauce_fiasco.html




Ooh I like that one! Yes, there was once a long discontinued sauce from McDonalds that was used to promote Disney’s 1996 film Mulan. But now it’s back and in a way that nobody had ever thought before, and it’s causing people to do insane things.

After McDonald’s disastrous attempt to provide Rick and Morty fans with packets of Szechuan sauce, eBay sellers are coming up with creative ways to get in on the frenzy.

Multiple eBay sellers are offering framed photos of the McDonald’s Szechuan sauce packet. One seller in particular, kevigmh_thjqe, has sold almost 20 photos in their accompanying frames. The photos aren’t of high quality or particularly pleasing to the eye; they’re printed on normal paper with a HP DeskJet 2600. In them, the sauce container is sitting on a wooden table or floor.
https://www.polygon.com/2017/10/10/16454458/szechuan-sauce-ebay-rick-and-morty




So would you be surprised to learn that McDonalds botched their Rick & Morty sauce promotion? Gee we aren’t either! Especially when it has caused this kind of epic insanity – you know – the kind of thing we love here!

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Adult Swim's smash hit "Rick and Morty," told The Washington Post this summer, only partly in jest, that while writing the show, he has feared angering its millions of hardcore fans.

Perhaps McDonald's should take the cue, because on Saturday, the burger chain managed to do just that.

In April, Roiland expressed his nostalgic love for McDonald's limited Szechuan sauce - a promotional tie-in during the 1998 release of Disney's "Mulan" - by incorporating it into a "Rick and Morty" plotline. In response, the fast-food titan sent the Cartoon Network creator/voice actor an industrial-size bottle.

After Roiland tweeted images of the mailed dipping sauce over the summer, fans of "Rick and Morty" - aka the No. 1 show among millennials - continued to grow a mass hankering for the Szechuan goodness. A Change.org petition to bring back the sauce drew about 45,000 supporters.
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20171010/mcdonalds-botched-its-rick-and-morty-szechuan-sauce-stunt-fans-are-not-happy


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Yeah it’s getting weird all right! I mean who would waste $100s of dollars for a packet of McNugget sauce? It’s no wonder we’re all going to hell. And then there was this – yeah. This.

The day’s events do seem to have at least one winner, though: Michigan resident Rachel Marie, who apparently managed to trade a rare packet of the Szechuan sauce for an actual, working car. According to The Drive, Marie originally went on Facebook with her prize, looking to offload it in exchange for some collectible pins; instead, some sauce-loving maniac offered her a 2004 Volkswagen GTI. Faster than you can say, “Oh god, Rick would hate this,” she snatched up the trade, netting a new used car, while the car’s former owner got the warm satisfaction of knowing they’ve now become a new milestone in the fields of obsessive, potentially toxic fandom. (Meanwhile, McDonald’s has said it’s bringing the sauce back, some time soon, so all the food-goo profiteers out there had better be sure to prepare their garage or driveway for all the new wheels they’ll certainly soon be bringing home.)
https://www.avclub.com/woman-trades-a-packet-of-the-rick-and-morty-szechuan-sa-1819424702


Yeah that’s right – someone was that desperate for a packet of McNugget sauce that they traded a car for it! Where’s that drink? Excuse me a minute…




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[font size="8"]World Tour Destination #18: South Korea
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Part of our mission statement here at the Top 10 Conservative Idiots is to show you that conservative idiocy isn’t just a problem with America. No, it’s a global problem that is stemming far and wide, and it’s not just America where conservative idiots ruin everything they touch. And if you’re thinking of moving out of the United States just because Donald J. Trump is our current president and our nation is turning to shit, you should know what it is you’re getting into should you decide that you want to leave the country. So if you want a recap of where we’ve been so far, in the last few weeks we’ve discovered that New York has a gambling problem, my home state of California has a Russia problem, and Japan might be the catalyst for nuclear armageddon. Here’s the tour schedule:



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Yeah Gangnam Style isn’t the only thing that is culturally significant about South Korea! We are hanging out in Seoul this week everybody! South Korea is an interesting country. It’s the home of Samsung and LG where 95% of your home electronics come from. They’re also responsible for that smoldering hole in your kitchen where your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 used to be. But South Korea is interesting in that you can see large, sprawling ,ultra modern cities like Seoul and Busan, as famously seen in the most recent zombie movie “Train To Busan”.



I think if you go to Busan now the trains wont look anything like that movie. But what I’m getting at is in South Korea you can see ultra modern as well as ancient. South Korea is also the home of Korean BBQ – you know that place you went with your cousin and got 3rd degree burns on the grill because you don’t know how to use a grill. I kid, I kid. South Korea is also the home of Incheon. One of the single largest airports in the entire world. It’s of course also the southern neighbors to one of the most insane countries in the entire world – North Korea. Because of that there is also the area between the borders of North Korea and South Korea called the “De-Militarized Zone”. But what else is South Korea the home of? Well a huge hacking problem for starters!

Washington (CNN)North Korean hackers allegedly stole classified military documents from a South Korean Defense Ministry database in September 2016, according to Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of South Korea's National Assembly.
Rhee, who belongs to the ruling Democratic Party and sits on the Defense Committee, told CNN on Tuesday that he received information about the alleged hacking from the Defense Ministry.
He said the documents stolen included the South Korea-US wartime operational plan and a document that includes procedures to "decapitate" the North Korean leadership.

About 235 gigabytes worth of military data was stolen by the hackers, Rhee said.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/politics/north-korea-hackers-us-south-korea-war-plan/index.html




Yeah so holy fuck! Note to self: do not make fun of North Korean hackers ever again! What do you mean they already hacked me? Damn it!!! South Korea is also the home of what could quite possibly be Trump’s most insane stunt to date:

Donald Trump could next month be standing just metres from Kim Jong-un’s gun-toting soldiers during a possible visit to the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.

Officials from Washington have reportedly visited the tense border area between the two countries – who remain technically at war – as they draw up detailed plans for the US president’s upcoming visit to South Korea.

Mr Trump is heading to the South as part of a tour of Asia when he is expected to deliver a strong message to Pyongyang over its build up of nuclear weapons.

An anonymous South Korean defence official told Yonhap news agency that an advance team of US officials “looked around Panmunjom and Observation Post Ouellette.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/10/donald-trump-may-visit-heavily-armed-border-area-north-south/




I mean yeah… we’re probably all going to die. Forget the “Train To Busan” – this is the Train To Nuke Busan! Holy shit!!! And by the way let’s take a look at how Trump’s little nuclear war games might be planning out for the world’s economy:

South Korea’s bonds may have weathered missile tests and the specter of a nuclear attack but a new danger threatens to stem inflows.

Annual inflation in Asia’s fourth-largest economy accelerated to the fastest in more than five years in August, sapping returns from fixed-income payments. JPMorgan Asset Management rates South Korean debt last among Asian emerging-market government bonds, while Manulife Asset Management is underweight as rising global yields reduce their relative appeal.

“Korea is one of the few Asian regions where inflation is above expectation, while the growth outlook is also on the strong side,” said Gregory Suen, investment director of fixed income at HSBC Global Asset Management, which oversees $447 billion globally. “We are relatively more bullish on India, Indonesia and Thailand. All three markets have low or lowering inflation expectations, which is supportive of bond prices.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-12/inflation-joins-missile-threat-as-korean-bonds-fall-out-of-favor




We’re not in Armageddon yet. But there’s much more to this insane story that we haven’t been able to do a deep dive in just yet. And well, thanks to Donald Trump, North Korea has escalated its’ threat to send a nice warm greeting of nuclear weapons to Guam:

SEOUL, South Korea — As the United States and South Korea prepared for next week’s joint naval exercise, North Korean officials on Friday renewed their threat to launch ballistic missiles near Guam, an American territory in the western Pacific.

The drill, which involves the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, is scheduled to begin on Monday in waters east and west of South Korea. The 10-day exercise will check the allies’ “communications, interoperability and partnership,” the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement.

The nuclear-powered submarine Michigan arrived at the South Korean port of Busan on Friday. American and South Korean warplanes will also join the exercise, which takes place amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s advancing nuclear missile program.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/world/asia/north-korea-renews-guam-threat-ahead-of-joint-naval-exercise.html




And that’s how they all died. But guess what? The US is so eager to start a new war that they actually say they could fight tonight if they wanted to! You know what? Let’s talk about something much lighter for the rest of this entry. In fact 15 pages of Google searching for articles about South Korea was about nothing but our forthcoming annihilation. So that said let’s talk about pirates! Everybody loves pirates don’t they? Ha ha ha ha ha ha?

A member of parliament from the Pirate Party in Iceland was forced to wear an eyepatch for a television appearance following a bizarre household accident.

Eva Pandora Baldursdottir wrote on her Facebook wall that her one-year-old daughter "scratched my eye, which means I have to wear an eyepatch over the weekend," Reykjavik Grapevine reports.

"That wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't for the fact that I'm going to a TV debate tonight," she said.

"Of course be wearing my beautiful eyepatch," she said of her impending appearance on Iceland's Stod 2 channel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41608341


[font size="6"]The Verdict & Scorecard[/font]

Yeah this was a tough one. The people of South Korea are nice. And it’s a friendly place to visit. But if you want to live here, I would suggest looking elsewhere!

Tourism: A
Culture: A
Political Spectrum: F
Liberal Appeal: D

Overall: C-

[font size="6"]Next Week[/font]

Ooh this is going to be a fun one – we’re heading to a country that Trump has a love – hate relationship with. We’re visiting the land of the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square – China! Or as he calls it “Gina”!



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Folks in the spirit of South Korea, my next guest is one of Korea’s biggest touring acts. They even did a show in my home venue of Honda Center! Their latest album is called “Love Yourself”, playing their song called “DNA”, give it up for BTS!




Yeah how about that?

See you next week! If we still live through this week that is!

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Kevin Smith To Donate Residuals From Weinstein Backed Projects To Women In Film Charity

There are few people in Hollywood who’ve profited more from their association with Harvey Weinstein than Kevin Smith; the Clerks director’s career might not even exist if Weinstein’s Miramax hadn’t picked up his 1994 debut for championing and distribution. That relationship has, of course, now been clouded by the allegations that have come out against Weinstein in the last few weeks, with dozens of women alleging that he sexually harassed or assaulted them.

Over the weekend, Smith expressed his feelings of shock and disgust over his long-time friendship and association with Weinstein, saying on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that, “I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that’s it…And no fucking movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, fuck it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really fucking horrible.” Smith made it clear that he had no knowledge of Weinstein’s behavior around women, saying, “I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t fucking help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend. I didn’t know the man that they keep talking about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me.”

Smith also said he intends to put his money where his mouth his; according to Vulture, he’s pledged that he’ll donating all future residuals from all of his Miramax films—including Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Zack And Miri Make A Porno, and both Clerks movies—to Women In Films, a nonprofit organization that supports women filmmakers. (He alos added that, if The Weinstein Co. ends up folding, rendering those residuals worthless, he’ll pay $2,000 a month to the group for the rest of his life.)

https://www.avclub.com/kevin-smith-is-donating-his-weinstein-residuals-to-a-ch-1819640109


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