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FOXHenhouse panel: "Voicing concerns over risks toward children is tiresome."

https://twitter.com/mr_mxyplyzyk/status/1286777066021629952

Daaaang, a lot of guys with Russian wives on the Trump side of things. Anyway, sacrifice your kids to the God Emperor's glory!!

Freefalling Trump Campaign Reduced To Threatening Donors

via DailyKos

It's awfully flattering to know that during these turbulent times (a deadly pandemic, an economic recession, more than 20 million people unemployed, Russia paying bounties to kill American soldiers, Supreme Court rulings giving prosecutors access to Trump's financial records, etc), the President of the United States is taking time away from his golf game, tweeting, and Fox News watching, to look for my name on his list of donors.


Check out these quotes!

ERIC TRUMP: How do you want to be remembered? As a Patriot who fought to Keep America Great? Or as an un-American Liberal who stood idly by as Radical Democrats ripped our Nation apart? Team Trump just informed me that you haven’t accepted my father’s offer to join the Trump 100 Club, and I have to admit, I’m pretty disappointed.

MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP: Is everything OK? President Trump asked us if you were available to meet him at an upcoming event but we told him we hadn’t heard from you yet.

DONALD TRUMP JR: Should I tell my father that you aren’t interested? He asked me to review the most recent list of Patriots who have entered to win a trip to meet him at an upcoming event, and I noticed that you STILL haven’t entered.

Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum

Surprise! It wasn't Tucker himself! ...That's the only surprise.

(LANGUAGE WARNING)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/media/tucker-carlson-writer-blake-neff/index.html

The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years been using a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content, CNN Business learned this week.

Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."

And over the course of five years, Neff has maintained a lengthy thread in which he has derided a woman and posted information about her dating life that has invited other users to mock her and invade her privacy. There has at times also been overlap between some material he posted or saw on the forum and Carlson's show.

CNN Business contacted Neff for comment Thursday night. After he or someone acting on his behalf passed that email to Fox News spokespeople, a network spokesperson on Friday morning told CNN Business that Neff had resigned. A Fox News spokesperson said Carlson could not be reached for comment. Neff did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Neff worked at Fox News for nearly four years and was Carlson's top writer. Previously, he was a reporter at The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet that Carlson co-founded. In a recent article in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Neff said, "Anything [Carlson is] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me."


(more at link)

Anti-Masker Founder of ReOpen Movement Tests Positive for Coronavirus

https://www.newsweek.com/founder-reopen-movement-who-didnt-wear-mask-tests-positive-coronavirus-1513831

The co-founder of a movement to reopen Maryland at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has tested positive for the virus after refusing to wear a face mask.

Tim Walters helped organize rallies with the group ReOpen Maryland, demanding that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan rescind his stay-at-home order in April. Earlier this week, Walters said he had tested positive for COVID-19 in a series of Facebook videos, some of which have since been deleted.

"I was diagnosed yesterday at the ER with COVID-19 and here I am months after not wearing a mask at rallies, churches and so on and so it's funny how capricious this thing is," Walters said in a video on Tuesday, according to The Capital Gazette, who first reported on the test result.

Walters, a Republican candidate in two failed bids for the Maryland House of Delegates, said that he first experienced a dry cough in March, before eventually developing vision problems, headaches and a fever. The 53-year-old said he also has diabetes, while admitting he does not always maintain healthy habits.

Walters suggested that those he has recently come into contact with should monitor their symptoms. However, he is refusing to cooperate with Maryland contact tracers by providing any personal information that could help them contain the virus.

"I will not share anybody's information with the government. I will not do it," Walters reportedly said.

In a video posted Friday, he said he was attempting to open his own church and blamed "Satan" for his contracting the virus, while insisting that COVID-19 had never been spread during the anti-lockdown rallies.

"No one ever got sick at any of our rallies, to include me. Start a church, and I get sick," said Walters. "I got it because Satan deemed to get it. Because he wanted to quiet my work, to slow down the building of a church. That's what this is about. But the world won't see that."

"Why? Because they live behind a veil," he added. "They choose to hate God."

Walters also said that he has been going into public without a mask for months, insisted that he has "not changed one iota" despite testing positive, although he said he had stayed home for most of the past week.

Newsweek reached out to Walters for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Scott Adams goes off the Deep End

Disclaimer: I actually find Dilbert (the strip) to be funny. Sometimes it's funny because depicts the foibles of incompetent management; sometimes it's funny because Adams is butthurt about women or something, and isn't hiding it very well. It helps that it costs me nothing but a couple of seconds.

Dilbert the TV show, on the other hand, sucked. Sure, it had moments when the "edgier" (childish) humor worked; for example there was a "corporate carnival" that had not a kissing booth, but an "ass kissing booth," which got a snicker out of me. But most of it was dreadful.

Well, Scott just went on Twitter to snivel that it was cancelled because Scott Adams is a white man, and whitey don't get no fair shake in this world. And then the rest of the universe took his sorry ass to school.

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1277411944459153408
The replies--and Adams' whiney responses--are funnier than Dilbert has ever been. This guy sums up my feelings best:

https://twitter.com/KellenRLynch/status/1277731713540653057

Can't even process the anti-maskers' anti-logic. Just can't.

Seriously, "medical tyranny"? That's moronic, even for an alt-right turd like Garrison.

https://twitter.com/onlineforfood/status/1276721406999437312

The entire thread is loaded with responses by fools seeking out any excuse, any word-twist to justify their idiocy.

https://twitter.com/derekjGZ/status/1276615149193965568

EDIT: Wow. Via C&L: "I will not be muzzled like a mad dog!"

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/06/florida-covidiot-i-will-not-be-muzzled-mad

Gohmert causes idiotic disruption

You already knew he was a petty little scumbag, but this will still floor your jaw. Even as he's being told to knock it off, he continues banging his ring on the dais while holding his other hand up in a "whaaaaat?" gesture.

https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1275844624511361025

Scott Baio Movie Shut Down for Not Following COVID-19, Child Safety Rules

Now we wait for the inevitable "teh liberulz iz owt 2 git me" whinge!

via Deadline:

SAG-AFTRA has pulled the plug on a movie called Courting Mom & Dad, accusing the producers of having “failed to comply with LA County Health Orders and SAG-AFTRA protocols in connection with COVID-19 as well as California regulations related to minor performers.”

The film, from Revenge Movies LLC, stars Scott Baio and Kristy Swanson as the parents of three children who seek the help of a personal injury attorney to stop their imminent divorce.

In a statement, the guild said that SAG-AFTRA members “are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services or performance of any covered work for this production until further notice from the union. Please note, accepting employment or rendering services on Courting Mom & Dad, may be considered a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”

SAG-AFTRA did not elaborate on specifics about why it issued the “do not work” order.

The union’s Global Rule One, which requires members to work only for signatory companies, states that “No member shall render any services or make an agreement to perform services for any employer who has not executed a basic minimum agreement with the union, which is in full force and effect, in any jurisdiction in which there is a SAG-AFTRA national collective bargaining agreement in place.”

The production company could not be reached for comment.
(end article)

Oboy, QAnon's gonna have a field day with "Global Rule One."

Ugly: "I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent and so perfect."

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1271494590785355784

The entire interview's a jawdropper, but that...that one in particular is Just Wow.

Hannity: "I'm not making any comparison..."

https://twitter.com/slpng_giants/status/1270586332625072128
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