Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Twitter To Restrict Interaction With World Leaders Who Post Offensive Tweets: No Liking, Sharing Such Tweets

TechCrunch reports: Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet the offending tweets, but instead will let users quote-tweet to allow ordinary users to express their opinions. The company said the move will help …

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Trump To Fly Anti-Socialism Banner Over Dem Debate

The Hill reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign on Tuesday will fly banners over Westerville, Ohio, ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate in the city knocking Democrats’ for “socialist” policies. “This week’s debate will be another display of the 2020 Democrats’ far-left lurch toward big government socialism,” Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director, said in a statement. The 105-foot-long banners, …

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Geraldo Rivera Condemns Trump “Bloodbath” Video

“I was very, very outraged by Kathy Griffin when she had the head of the president, remember, and she was excoriated for it, almost wrecked her career, which rebounded because Trump hatred was sufficient and brought her back and made her popular again. “But I think it’s very dangerous when you start going there. I don’t like it. It’s not …

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Trump Again Claims ID Is Required To Buy Groceries

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said again on Friday that Americans need identification to buy groceries, which remains not true. “You know, if you want to go out and buy groceries, you need identification. If you want to do almost anything you need identification. The only thing you don’t need identification for is to vote, the most important single thing …

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Biden’s Son Steps Down From Board Of Chinese Firm

Bloomberg reports: Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, according to a statement given to Bloomberg. The younger Biden, whose business interests in Ukraine are at the center of Donald Trump’s impeachment scandal, also promises to “forego all foreign work” if his dad is elected president in 2020. “Hunter always …

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Yet Another Homeland Security Chief Hits The Exit

From a story published earlier this week: Nearly six months after taking over the Department of Homeland Security as acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan has guided the United States out of a crisis at the southern border, but he also says he has lost command of the public messaging from his department and lacks some of the authority he was promised …

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Dems Accidentally Get Ukraine Talking Points AGAIN

The Hill reports: The White House accidentally sent Democrats a list of talking points related to ex-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s Friday House deposition, two sources with knowledge of the email told The Hill, the second time in a month the administration has sent its Ukraine talking points to Democrats. The email included guidance for Republicans seeking to defend the president …

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Replica Of Trump Border Wall Easily Scaled By Experts, Novices, Children, & Man Juggling Three Balls [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: In Eastern Kentucky’s Red River Gorge area, an 18-foot replica of President Donald Trump’s border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children. One climber even scaled it while juggling. “You don’t tell a climber that something can’t be climbed or that it’s impossible,” said Rick Weber, the …

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Mnuchin Threatens US Sanctions On Turkey [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has given his administration broad authority to slap sanctions on Turkey, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. Trump signed an executive order authorizing the powers, though the administration will not move yet to punish Turkish individuals or entities after the country’s offensive in northern Syria. Still, Mnuchin threatened devastating actions in the wake of …

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Turkey Won’t Bow To Trump’s Threat To Wreck Economy

The Associated Press reports: Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump’s warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military incursion into northeastern Syria. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step aside for an expected Turkish …

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Police Union Sells “Cops For Trump” T-Shirts [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The Minneapolis police union has come out with a “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, just days after the Police Department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads. Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the officers’ union, posted the T-shirt image on his personal Facebook page, saying the shirts will …

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Trump Calls For Impeachment Of Sen. Mitt Romney

Yesterday Mitt Romney tweeted out relatively tepid criticism of Glorious Leader that was notable only because he was the first and so far only prominent sitting Republican to speak out. Other Republicans doubtlessly feel like Romney does, but have so far refused to say anything, probably in part because they rightfully fear the nuclear firestorm of abuse and death threats …

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Replica Border Wall Climbing Contest To Be Held

From the climbing aficionado site Rock & Ice: Many in the climbing community were amused a couple weeks ago when our POTUS held a press conference at a section of his latest border wall design—a series of parallel square steel posts with a 5-foot-high plate at the top. “Impossible to climb,” he stated. He boasted that “the federal government tested …

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Trump Cuts National Security Staff After Whistleblower

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has ordered a substantial reduction in the staff of the National Security Council, according to five people familiar with the plans, as the White House confronts an impeachment inquiry touched off by a whistle-blower complaint related to the agency’s work. Some of the people described the staff cuts as part of a White House effort …

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Trump Advisor Peter Navarro Blows Up In Wild CNN Interview, Won’t Say If He Talked About Biden To China

The Hill reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday declined to say whether he’s ever raised investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during talks with Chinese officials. During a combative exchange with CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Navarro slammed the network’s reporting that President Trump spoke about Biden’s political prospects during a June call with Chinese President Xi Jinping without …

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Conway: Trump Is An Unfit Pathological Sociopath

Time Magazine reports: George Conway accused President Donald Trump of being so mentally unfit for the office he holds that it is impossible for him to carry out his constitutional duties because he is incapable of putting others’ needs above his own. The attorney and arch-Trump critic is a former Republican who the president had at one time considered for …

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Trump Also Wanted Bayonets For US Border Forces

The Washington Post reports: President Trump told aides last year he wanted U.S. forces with bayonets to block people from crossing into the United States across the Mexico border, one of several proposals he floated at moments of peak frustration with his inability to contain a migration surge, according to current and former administration officials involved in those discussions. Trump …

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REPORT: Anti-Biden Book Plagiarized Wikipedia, Others

The Daily Beast reports: A book that has fueled corruption allegations at the center of an unfolding impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump appears to have lifted portions of text from news articles and Wikipedia pages without proper citation or attribution. The Daily Beast found more than a dozen instances in which Secret Empires, the bestselling book by investigative journalist …

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Jacob Wohl Floats Elizabeth Warren Sex Scandal

Newsweek reports: Far-right conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl has been mocked on social media after sending out a media alert for a press conference where a former U.S. Marine will apparently claim he had an affair with 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Public figures and journalists have described Wohl as a “curious combination of utter vileness” and noted that he managed …

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Nickelback’s Copyright Complaint Zaps Trump Tweet

The Guardian reports: A video posted by Donald Trump has been removed from Twitter following a copyright claim by the rock band Nickelback. The video took aim at the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, opening with a clip of him saying he had never discussed business dealings with his son Hunter. Trump’s efforts to encourage the Ukrainian president to investigate Hunter …

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