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Rude Pundit to Matt Gaetz: "Dude, you're not Gandhi."

You’re just some Florida douche who fucked hookers, including one who might have been underage.

Matt Gaetz:

I may be a canceled man in some corners. I may even be a wanted man by the Deep State.

But I hear the millions of Americans who feel forgotten, canceled, ignored, marginalized and targeted.

I draw confidence knowing that the silent majority is growing louder every day.


https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/1381084547928981506?s=20

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Shame on US

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https://twitter.com/DelthiaRicks/status/1380994871138344963?s=20

Irrelevant Haberman was a landfill seagull differentiated only by her private access to the dump.

This was an enjoyable read.

For 4 years, Maggie Haberman was a landfill seagull differentiated only by her private access to the dump.

She found an endless supply of rancid french fries. Now the landfill has been capped and so has her relevance.


Haberman not only feasted on the Trump White House leaks, she benefited from direct access to him, thanks in part to the time she spent at Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, which often served as a p.r. arm for Trump during his New York City days. "Longevity, just being around him a long time, is something he values," Haberman once explained of her relationship with Trump. Introducing her at 92nd Street Y event in New York City, former ABC News journalist Jeff Greenfield said he couldn't remember a reporter who had established a relationship with a U.S. president the way Haberman had with Trump.

I have no doubt Trump himself served as a source/leaker for Haberman during his four years in office. Yes, he often publicly railed against her and the "liberal" New York Times, but that was likely part of the kabuki dance that went on as Trump and the Times often used each other to their benefit. Trump certainly provided the paper with crucial access. “He wouldn’t talk to me as much as he does if I wasn’t at the Times,” Haberman once said on a podcast. “That’s just the reality. He craves the paper’s approval." According to Haberman, as president he would at times call her and thank her for her coverage, at one point giving one of her Trump stories an "8."

In return, Haberman and Times often normalized him in ways large and small. The daily spent years painting a false portrait of adult decision making at the White House, suggesting Trump was surrounded by a beehive of aides who plotted policy, instead of a madman setting the agenda.



the rest:
https://pressrun.media/p/maggie-haberman-and-what-happens
https://twitter.com/TheRealHoarse/status/1380905712952487941?s=20

Kindness matters

we ALL have the power

(I post this every once in a while, especially when I feel powerless)

THE DAILY SHOW: We need to talk about plagiarism at Fox News

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1380671618876207106?s=20

"People who do not own guns should not be regulating them."

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Mother, may I start writing my memoir?

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The GOP Is Voting Against Its Base

Republicans are making a risky bet by opposing Biden’s infrastructure plan.
by: RONALD BROWNSTEIN

With their opposition to President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, Republicans are doubling down on a core bet they’ve made for his presidency: that the GOP can maintain support among its key constituencies while fighting programs that would provide those voters with tangible economic assistance.

Last month, every House and Senate Republican opposed Biden’s massive $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, even though it delivered significant benefits to working-class white voters, the GOP’s foundational voting bloc, including increased health-care subsidies and expanded tax credits for families with children. That pattern is repeating with the infrastructure plan, even though it directs billions of dollars to rural communities, which are indispensable to Republican political fortunes.

MORE:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/04/bidens-infrastructure-bill-would-help-gop-base/618549/

Notre Dame to require COVID-19 vaccination for fall attendance

The University of Notre Dame declared this week that it will require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition for enrollment in the 2021-22 fall semester, joining a slate of other universities that plan to mandate vaccines for most students.

Executive officers at Notre Dame announced that undergraduate, graduate and professional students will have to be fully vaccinated to attend in the fall, according to a letter sent to the university community on Wednesday. The university said it will permit “documented medical and religious exemptions.”

The letter also said the university will accommodate for those who cannot get the vaccine ahead of the fall semester or those who received vaccines that are not approved in Indiana, which particularly applies to international students.


“Requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a new and important addition to our health policies, one that we believe will enhance public health at Notre Dame and in our community, while also contributing to our ability to return to a more vibrant campus environment," University President Rev. John Jenkins said in a release.


https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1380524189870882831?s=20

Matt Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker

Daily Beast: “In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900. The next morning, over the course of eight minutes, Greenberg used the same app to send three young women varying sums of money. In total, the transactions amounted to $900.”

https://politicalwire.com/2021/04/08/matt-gaetz-paid-accused-sex-trafficker/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/gaetz-paid-accused-sex-trafficker-who-then-venmod-teen
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