• Marjorie Taylor Greene explains how to finish college and get "that guy" to love you: Have a baby (video)

    In Marjorie Taylor Greene's ludicrous world of space laser fires and school massacre hoaxes, having a baby will get your boyfriend to love you. Having a baby will help you finish college. And having a baby will help you get a job. This was the Gilead-approved sermon Greene fed her red-capped disciples today.

    "If you accidentally get pregnant … that abortion you're considering having is not going to solve your problems. It's not going to make that boyfriend of yours or that guy love you … It's not going to help you pursue a career … It's not going to help you finish college," the Georgia Qongresswoman preached.

    And her solution to solving all of these life challenges? "When you have a baby."

  • Lyft driver kicks racist white woman out of car. She can't believe a white man would do that (video)

    A white woman and gentleman sidekick were none too happy when their Lyft driver kicked her out of the car and canceled their ride (see video below). They couldn't understand why the white driver, James Bode, would not tolerate their racist remarks.

    "You're like a white guy," she said, relieved as she slid into the back seat in front of a restaurant in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania.

    "What's that?" Bode asked.

    "You're like a normal guy, like you speak English," she said.

    "Nah, you can get out of the car," he told her. "I'm going to cancel the ride. That's inappropriate."

    "What? … Are you serious?" The woman looked utterly baffled, like she just couldn't compute what was happening. Enraged that the driver was not a racist, the fellow she was with called him a "fucking asshole" and threatened to "punch you in the fucking face."

    Bode calmly told them they are "racist fucks," then, as he wrote in his Facebook post, later called the cops for the assault threat, but wasn't sure if anything would be done about that. Here's Bode's dashcam video:

  • Watch: Coast Guard rescues a desperate dog paddling alone in the middle of a 1,200-square-mile lagoon

    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a panicked dog swimming in the middle of the sea off North Carolina with nothing else in sight on Saturday (see video below). A call had just come in about a ship that had lost a dog in Pamlico Sound, an approximately 1,200 square-mile lagoon. Shortly after the call, the Coast Guard, whose boat was also in this vast body of water, miraculously happened to spot the dog.

    From the Coast Guard's Facebook page:

    While conducting Law Enforcement missions aboard CG24508, a call came over Channel 16 about a vessel that had lost their dog Myla overboard in Pamlico Sound. Shortly after, look outs on CG24508 spotted movement on the calm waters and upon closer inspection saw a dog swimming towards the boat.

    The crew made way towards the distressed dog and hauled Myla on board. After a quick inspection to ensure no injuries, the exhausted pup was given VIP treatment by the crew and was eventually reunited with its owners.

    We want to congratulate Myla on being a good girl and an amazing doggie swimmer!

    Via News & Observer

  • Anti-vaxxer Eric Clapton gets Covid and has to cancel shows

    Anti-vaxxer Eric Clapton announced he has Covid and has so far canceled two shows on his European tour. Last summer the Q-infected musician, whose old friends no longer speak to him, said via Telegram that he wouldn't perform at a venue that required vaccine status. The only surprise here is that it took this long for Covid to catch up to him.

    On his Facebook page a statement said:

    "Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall [May 8]. He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery. Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff and of course the fans."

    Clapton was vaccinated twice with the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Yahoo!, but turned against the vaccines after experiencing what he described as "severe" reactions.

    From Yahoo!:

    It led him to criticize assurances about the vaccines as "propaganda." Millions worldwide have received the shots and scientists say there is no doubt the vaccines drastically cut the risks of serious illness and death against all forms of the coronavirus.

    Clapton also has suggested people who received the jabs were victims of "subliminal advertising." He previously vowed not to perform at venues requiring fans to show proof of vaccination, but he broke that promise at a gig in New Orleans.

    One of the lines in "Stand and Deliver," an anti-lockdown song Clapton produced in 2020 with Van Morrison, ironically said, "Do you want to be a free man, or do you want to be a slave?" That's a good question for Clapton to ponder as he lies in bed this week.

  • Arby's manager accused of peeing into milkshake mix β€” might have made up to 40 shakes with it

    If your Arby's milkshake tasted a bit off last last fall, and you happen to live in Vancouver, Washington, it might not have been your imagination. A 29-year-old Arby's manager was accused of peeing into a bag of milkshake mix not once but at least twice, according to The Guardian. He then claims he is "almost sure" he tossed out the bag, but if he didn't, the added ingredient may have ended up in 30–40 shakes and at least one ice cream float that was served on October 30th at the Mill Plain location.

    The gentleman was caught while detectives were searching his phone for an entirely different investigation β€” one that involved child sex abuse images. While looking on his phone, they discovered his unsavory Arby's shenanigans in a 16-second video he shot.

    From The Guardian:

    The manager made one court appearance last Wednesday on child abuse image allegations and another on Friday, for a new allegation of second-degree assault with sexual motivation, after police said they found the 16-second urination video. …

    He said he was working alone in the restaurant that night and that he did it for sexual gratification.

    He told detectives that if he did not throw the bag away, it would have been added to other mix by the next shift and served to customers, police said. …

    A judge raised the man's bail Friday from $5,000 to $40,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned 25 May.

  • Eric Trump tells MAGA mob they are the "party of love" in greatest lie yet

    In a party that endorses racism, bigotry, discrimination, white nationalism, and the Big Lie, Eric Trump made a funny when he told a MAGA crowd β€” with a straight face β€” they they were the party of love.

    "This is the greatest movement we've ever seen in political history," Donald Trump's arguably "dumbest" son said. "I love you, and I love everybody in this room. … There's never been a movement where it's actually based in love … Never, never before!" The video (below) cuts off before they had a chance to launch into a round of kumbaya.

  • Grads explode into cheers when told Snapchat's Evan Spiegel will pay off all student debts (video)

    During the in-person commencement ceremony on Sunday for Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, graduates received an amazing gift: no more student loan debt.

    When Otis President Charles Hirschhorn told the graduating class of about 285 students that Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and his wife, KORA Organics CEO Miranda Kerr β€” who were sitting behind him β€” will pay off every student loan for the class of 2022, the room exploded in cheers and a few tears (video below).

    The donation will amount to more than $10 million, according to Forbes.

    From Forbes:

    Spiegel, who co-founded Snapchat, and his wife Miranda Kerr, the CEO of beauty brand KORA Organics, will pay off all student loans for the Class of 2022 from Otis College of Art and Design. Spiegel and Kerr made the donation, which was not disclosed but is reportedly more than $10 million, through the Spiegel Family Fund.

    "Otis College of Art and Design is an extraordinary institution that encourages young creatives to find their artistic voices and thrive in a variety of industries and careers," Spiegel and Kerr said. "It is a privilege for our family to give back and support the Class of 2022, and we hope this gift will empower graduates to pursue their passions, contribute to the world, and inspire humanity for years to come."

    Otis also will use Spiegel and Kerr's gift to create the Alternative Loan Debt Repayment Fund, which Otis will use to make charitable gifts to graduating students with similar educational loans secured outside of Otis College. Otis is one of the most diverse colleges in the U.S., with 77% of the student body identifying as a student of color. More than 90% of students receive financial aid.

  • Watch: Baby elephant insists on kicking man out of bed to take a nap

    There's no arguing with a baby elephant who wants to nap on your bed. Try as he might, a man sleeping next to a playful baby elephant couldn't ward off the pushy creature's desire to spread out on his air mattress. So he took the noble approach: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    Via UPI

    Twitter video posted by Dr. Samrat Gowda IFS

    Thumbnail image: Four Oaks / shutterstock.com

  • After Rep. Stefanik's "pedo grifter" comment, staffer gives bizarre translation of what she really meant

    While Q's Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R–GA) was calling women at the border "illegal mothers" last week, MAGA clown Rep. Elise Stefanik (R–NY) blamed the baby formula shortage on "The White House, Dems, and pedo grifters." (See bottom tweet).

    After that, it's hard to know which rolled in faster, the backlash or the back-pedaling sideshow, but here (and below) is one highly amusing attempt of a Stefanik staffer struggling to explain what the congresswoman really meant by the word "pedo" β€” conveniently translated as, simply, "child" β€” and the phrase "pedo grifter" β€” which, of course, as we should all know, means "people grifting on behalf of children." That sure clears things up.

    Thumbnail image: Billion Photos / shutterstock.com

  • It's Friday the 13th, and I found just the movie for tonight

    If you've got movie night slotted for this weekend, Lifehacker recommends five cult classics (see first video below), which include Tip Toes, Wet Hot American Summer, Krisha, Blue Ruin and, the The House of the Devil. I haven't seen any of the them β€” yet β€” but, after checking out their trailers on YouTube and Rotten Tomatoes, The House of the Devil (see trailer at bottom) is my Friday the 13th pick. I'll let you know if it's any good!

  • Here is a roundup of classic Jen Psaki moments with Peter Doocy

    What better way to commemorate Jen Psaki's last official day (today!) as White House Press Secretary than to revisit her finer moments adroitly deflecting Fox reporter Peter Doocy's disingenuous questions β€” whether that was with quick-witted teaching moments, calling out "gotcha" questions, or dropping a tried-and-true Psaki-bomb. Here is a round-up for a last hurrah:

  • Moderna's new CFO lasted only 1 day, but reportedly still gets to take his $700,000 salary

    Moderna's recently hired CFO, Jorge Gomez, just earned an easy $700,000 for one day's work. He started Monday, worked a full day, and then departed "effective immediately," according to a Moderna statement.

    The quick turnaround came after a "public disclosure by Mr. Gomez's former employer, Dentsply Sirona Inc., of an ongoing internal investigation into certain matters, including financial reporting," the statement says.

    And, according to Insider, it seems he will still receive his full six-figure annual salary.

    From Insider:

    Gomez formally began his role on Monday, a month after leaving his role as CFO at the dentistry manufacturer, Dentsply Sirona. Despite his early departure, he will still receive his annual salary of $700,000 as part of his severance package, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting Moderna. He will, however, forfeit his $500,000 signing bonus, per the report. 

    It's extremely rare for an executive to leave a firm within such a short period. Listed firms go to great lengths to properly vet candidates, as part of their due diligence. The process can take many months and usually involves background checks. The nature of Gomez's departure poses questions over how rigorously this process was performed. …

    In March 2022, Dentsply's board of directors began an investigation into allegations surrounding the financial reporting of the use of incentives to sell its products, as well as the disclosure of the impact on sales, according to the filing. …

    The investigation does not name Gomez specifically.

    Moderna's former CFO, David Meline, will fill in until the biotech company finds another, hopefully less expensive employee to take over the role.

  • Calling a man "bald" is now considered sexual harassment, rules a judge in England

    Calling a gentleman "bald" is now equivalent to commenting about a woman's breasts, according to a judge in England. In other words, it's considered sexual harassment. The ruling, decided on by an employment tribunal of three balding men (you can't make this stuff up), came after electrician Tony Finn was called a "bald cunt" by a male supervisor at the manufacturing firm where he worked. The word "cunt" didn't bother him much at all, but labeling him as "bald" crossed the line. Finn will be receiving compensation, although the amount hasn't yet been determined.

    From The Guardian:

    Tony Finn – who is in line for compensation – had worked for the West Yorkshire-based British Bung Company for almost 24 years when he was fired in May last year. He took the company to the tribunal claiming, among other things, he had been the victim of sexual harassment after an incident with the factory supervisor, Jamie King.

    Finn alleged that during a shopfloor row in July 2019, King had referred to him as a "bald cunt". The tribunal heard Finn was less upset by the "Anglo-Saxon" language than the comment on his appearance.

    The allegation resulted in the panel – led by Judge Jonathan Brain – deliberating on whether remarking on his baldness was simply insulting or actually harassment.

    "Of his own admission, Mr King's intention was to threaten [Finn] and to insult him. In our judgment, there is a connection between the word 'bald' on the one hand and the protected characteristic of sex on the other.

    "[The company's lawyer] was right to submit that women as well as men may be bald. However, as all three members of the tribunal will vouchsafe, baldness is much more prevalent in men than women.

    "We find it to be inherently related to sex."

  • Laura Ingraham displays same level of memory loss as Marjorie Taylor Greene (video)

    Fox's Laura Ingraham is showing the same signs of profound memory loss as QAnon's Marjorie Taylor Greene, failing to remember major pandemic events from just two years ago. When talking about the current baby formula shortage, caused by both supply chain issues and Abbott Nutrition's major baby formula recall and factory shutdown, Ingraham short-circuited.

    With a pained brow-knitted expression taken from the Tucker Carlson playbook, she asked, "Why didn't we have hoarding during the Trump administration?" (See video below.)

    Toilet paper, eggs, hand sanitizer, bleach, canned foods of every kind … Ingraham's recollection of 2020 is about as shoddy as Fox's everyday reporting.

  • North Korea reports 18,000 Covid cases today. Yesterday the number was 1

    Yesterday North Korea confirmed its very first Covid case and immediately went into lockdown β€” but not soon enough. Today the country's Covid case number jumped to more than 18,000.

    "This has the potential to be a public health catastrophe inside North Korea," Will Ripley said on CNN today (video below), describing North Korea as "one of only two countries in the world that has not administered vaccinations, the other being Eritrea."

    From Mediaite:

    Ripley noted that the Omicron variant was detected in the country's capital of Pyongyang and threatens to cripple North Korea's healthcare system, which "does not have the capacity to treat people who are at high risk from a highly contagious variant such as this." …

    Jenn Williams, a deputy editor at Foreign Policy, commented on the quick jump [tweet at bottom], saying, "Wait holy shit yesterday it was ONE." Williams' comments both underscore the sensational nature of the jump and the challenge of getting accurate information out of North Korea.

  • Man dies of heart attack while burying murdered girlfriend's body

    A 60-year-old man in South Carolina who is suspected of strangling his 65-year-old girlfriend tried to hide the gruesome crime by burying her in his backyard. But before he could finish the job he was found dead at the scene, according to NPR, having suffered a heart attack while filling in the grave.

    Investigators were already searching for the woman, Patricia Ruth Dent, and had already been to her house once, where they picked up her wallet. But it wasn't until a neighbor noticed the man, Joseph McKinnon, lying lifeless in the backyard, that the investigators returned and discovered his body. They then took a closer look at the pit he had been filling in and discovered her body as well.

    From NPR:

    Local sheriff's deputies and paramedics say they were initially called to the house in Trenton, S.C., after receiving a report of an unresponsive man lying in his yard. …

    While investigators believed McKinnon may have died of natural causes, they immediately suspected foul play in Dent's death. That scenario was confirmed this week by the coroner, whose autopsy report found that McKinnon had suffered a cardiac arrest and Dent had been strangled.

    "Evidence gathered at the scene, along with statements from witnesses aided investigators to build a timeline, leading us to believe that Mr. McKinnon attacked Ms. Dent while inside their home," Sheriff Jody Rowland and Coroner David Burnett of Edgefield County said in a joint statement sent to NPR.

    "Mr. McKinnon then bound her and wrapped her in trash bags before putting her in the previously dug pit," the statement said. "The pit was then partially filled in by Mr. McKinnon. While covering the pit, Mr. McKinnon had the cardiac event, causing his death."

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene calls women who accept food for their babies "illegal mothers"

    Furious that babies are being fed at the border, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q–GA) labeled their parents as "illegal mothers" today at a press briefing (see video below). Apparently there are mothers (north of the border), and there are illegal mothers (south of the border).

    She then clocked in for her side hustle as sage parenting consultant to offer feeding advice to "American mothers" (the legal kind).

    "We cannot trust our government," said the government worker. "If you are an expecting mother, I strongly urge you to breastfeed your baby."

  • "Baked Alaska" wrecks his Jan 6 plea deal by stupidly saying he's innocent

    Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet, who stormed the Capitol on Jan 6, can't make a good decision to save his life. This is the gentleman who thought it was a good idea to livestream himself (first clip below) once he was inside the Capitol building, which most certainly helped lead to his arrest 10 days later. Cut to yesterday, when he showed up at his plea hearing, only to state that he was innocent rather than guilty.

    When Judge Emmet G. Sullivan asked Alaska-born Gionet if he was pleading guilty, according to NBC News, the former Buzzfeed video producer-turned-MAGA extremist replied, "I wanted to go to trial, but the prosecutors [said] if I [went] to trial, they would put a felony on me, so I think this is probably the better route … I believe I'm innocent … but they're saying if I go to trial they're going to hit me with a felony." Oops.

    Now the self-sabotaging gentleman, who bullies restaurant workers with slurs in his spare time (see bottom clip below), has a trial date set for March 2023.