Yearly Archives: 2020

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” is officially a hit single again 39 years after its release, thanks to a pair of twins from Gary, Indiana whose spontaneous reaction to the unexpected drum break in Collins’ ballad has caused it to be possibly the most meme-d song of August 2020. “In the Air Tonight” currently sits at No. …

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Trump Says 1918 Flu Pandemic Ended World War II

“No, I wouldn’t have done that. I think it’s been amazing what we’ve been able to do. If we didn’t close up our country, you would’ve had one and a half or two million people already dead. “We’ve called it right, now we don’t have to close it. We understand the disease, nobody understood it because nobody’s ever seen anything …

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Trump Admin To Drop Controls On Methane Emissions

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is expected in the coming days to lift Obama-era controls on the release of methane, a powerful climate-warming gas that is emitted from leaks and flares in oil and gas wells. The new rule on methane pollution, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, has been expected for months, and will be made …

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Outraged Ben Shapiro Reads Lyrics To Cardi B’s Single

Ben Shapiro is very upset about Cardi B’s new single: Here are some of the lyrics. You ready? Whores in this house. There’s some whores in this house. There’s some whores in this house. There’s some whores in this house. Hold up. I said certified freak, seven days a week. Wet ass p-word make that pull-out game weak. Yeah you …

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Secret Service Rushes Trump Out Of Briefing Room After Shooting Outside White House Walls [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Secret Service agents abruptly halted President Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the White House. The president was just minutes into his briefing when a Secret Service agent whispered in Trump’s ear and asked him to leave the podium along with other administration officials who were in the room. …

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Anti-LGBT TX Grifter Sells “Immune Packs” To Students

Media Matters reports: Right-wing quack Steven Hotze has dangerously told people that the coronavirus is “not very contagious,” that masks should be avoided, and that people should conduct their lives normally during the pandemic. Despite these claims downplaying the risks of COVID-19, Hotze has been trying to profit from concerns about students returning to school by selling “immune” packages that …

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“Derecho” Storm Hits Midwest With 100+ MPH Winds

The Weather Channel reports: Severe thunderstorms are producing widespread damaging winds across a part of the Midwest today as a derecho races eastward. A derecho is a widespread wind damage event caused by severe thunderstorms, and this one got its start in eastern Nebraska Monday morning. The complex of storms has knocked out power and caused tree damage from around …

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NBC: Millions Still Belong To QAnon Facebook Groups

NBC News reports: An internal investigation by Facebook has uncovered thousands of groups and pages, with millions of members and followers, that support the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to internal company documents reviewed by NBC News. The investigation’s preliminary results, which were provided to NBC News by a Facebook employee, shed new light on the scope of activity and content …

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Trump Admin Launches Vax Distribution Pilot Program

Roll Call reports: After months of remaining vague about its plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, the Trump administration is quietly piloting distribution working groups, CQ Roll Call has learned. The plan, which is not yet public, was confirmed by four state health departments. Federal officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pentagon and the administration’s Operation …

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Trump Files Again To Block Subpoena For His Taxes

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns was overly broad and issued in bad faith and that as president he deserves extra protection from what he called harassment by Manhattan’s district attorney. In court papers, Trump urged the Manhattan federal court to reject District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s motion to dismiss …

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GA Gov Rules Out Mask Mandate For Public Schools

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday ruled out ordering public school systems to impose mask mandates for returning students and teachers, echoing his preference that local education officials decide whether to require face coverings to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Kemp, speaking at the opening of a testing site at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, said he was confident …

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Smash Mouth Plays To Thousands At Sturgis Rally

New Music Express reports: Thousands of fans gathered in Sturgis, South Dakota at the weekend to watch Smash Mouth in concert despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The show on Sunday (August 9) was part of this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a 10-day festival estimated to attract 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts. Footage from the concert showed little in the way of social …

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Matt Gaetz And Roger Stone Endorse Crackpot Laura Loomer For Florida US House Seat, Stone To Campaign

The Floridian reports: With the August 18th primary election in Florida less than two weeks away, Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer has scored the endorsements of veteran political consultant and former advisor to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R). The show of support for Loomer came during the annual Palm Beach Republican Party’s “Lobsterfest” fundraising gala …

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Zircon & Burlap Get New Show On Far-Right Outlet, Urge Followers To “Ditch And Switch” From Fox News

Deadline reports: Diamond and Silk made their debut on Newsmax TV over the weekend, several months after Fox News ended their show on streaming service Fox Nation. The show, Diamond and Silk Crystal Clear, airs on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET. Diamond & Silk were sacked from Fox News’ subscription service, Fox Nation, in late April of this year after …

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YouTube Permanently Bans White Supremacist Group That Was Promoted At 2016 Republican Convention

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: YouTube terminated the account on its platform used by white nationalist hate group VDARE for violating the site’s policies against hate speech, a YouTube spokesperson told Right Wing Watch. This time last year, VDARE was suspended and reinstated on the platform, but a YouTube spokesperson told RWW that this suspension is permanent. “A …

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Hundreds Defy CA Gov With Indoor Church Service

ABC News reports: Worshippers on Sunday attended a Sun Valley church that held indoor services, despite a state order prohibiting such services. Grace Community Church on Roscoe Boulevard held services that did not require visitors to wear a mask. Those who left the service Sunday evening say the church is a vital service. “It is our right to express our …

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Trump Rages About “RINO” Republican Sen. Ben Sasse

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday accused Sen. Ben Sasse of being a “RINO” who had “gone rogue” by scolding the White House for a recent collection of executive actions meant to provide assistance to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump’s admonishment of Sasse comes after the Nebraska Republican issued a scathing statement in response to the president’s announcement …

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Trump Says He May Accept Nomination At Gettysburg

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said he plans to deliver his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention (RNC) from either the White House or the battlefield at Gettysburg. Trump last week said he would “probably” give the speech from the White House, an idea that drew pushback from even some Republicans. “I assume that’s not something that …

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Lebanese PM And Government Resign After Blast

Gulf News reports: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab, submitted his resignation on Monday to Lebanese president Micheal Aoun since a deadly blast blamed on state negligence ripped through the capital. The explosion, along with a severe economic crisis, has been widely blamed on decades of corruption and misrule by Lebanon’s entrenched political class. Lebanon’s cabinet faced mounting pressure on Monday …

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Fox Host “Shocked” To Learn Kids Get COVID [VIDEO]

“We’re all worried about sending our kids back to school. What is that going to look like for our country, and for our elderly grandparents and things like that? 97,000 kids have tested positive. “We all — that was such a shock to me, because I had heard kids really don’t get it, if they do they’re all going to …

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