Citing long-standing policy on reverence and sanctity.
“Saturday Night Live” showrunner Lorne Michaels, who has long led the legendary program, said “there is not now – nor has there ever been – room on my program for the racist and homophobic so-called humor on Saturday Night Live. Period. We’ve canned his fag-bashing butt, effective immediately.”
Michaels was referencing comments made by newly hired cast member Shane Gillis, but comedians and actors are expressing their condemnation on social media, some even asking that he be fired from the show. One cast member said, “We have standards here. We simply cannot tolerate intolerance from any quarter. Ever.”
Footage of Gillis’s podcast, “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast,” was posted to social media by entertainment journalist Seth Simons on Thursday. In it, Gillis, when discussing New York City’s Chinatown, is heard saying, “Let the f-cking ch-nks live there,” and mocks immigrants’ language skills. In other episodes, Gillis makes derogatory remarks about women, Muslims and the LBTQ community.
“As a comedian, I usually side with the comedians on sensitive subjects. But this is just plain racist. [It’s] truly disgusting,” wrote “Silicon Valley” star Jimmy O. Yang on Twitter. “This man has to go @nbcsnl.”
SNL later released this training video for future applicants wanting to work on the show:
“Adopt my Green New Deal . . . or else.”
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez predicts that Miami will not exist ‘in a few years’ if the Green New Deal is not passed. The New York representative, 29, made her chilling warning about the effects of climate change at the NAACP forum on Wednesday.
‘What is not realistic is not responding with a solution on the scale of the crisis — because what’s not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years,’ she said. Ocasio-Cortez reiterated that we need to be ‘realistic’ about the problem and make changes immediately.
She revealed the Green New Deal proposal in February, which focused on changing the economy, renewable energy alternatives and resource efficiency. Her then-chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, 33, revealed the plan was not “originally a climate thing at all.” Chakrabarti added: “We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
Ocasio-Cortez shared a similarly concerning prediction earlier this year that “the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
When she was a senior in high school, the International Astronomical Union named the asteroid 23238 Ocasio-Cortez after in recognition of her second-place finish in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Her high school instructor noted that, “She’s been a pain in the asteroid ever since.”
She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business from Boston University in 2011, which uniquely qualifies her as an expert on the environment. But in the words of her chief of staff, “We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
Her education also undoubtedly helped her form her understanding of tax policy which includes confiscatory taxation. Or in her words, “Once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent.” I always get lost when economists use technical terms like “tippy tops“.
But rest assured she doesn’t want the Venezuela brand of socialism; oh, no! She wants to move the U.S. to more of a Swedish model. And who among us wouldn’t like a Swedish model?
One interviewer followed up on OAC’s ‘Miami will die’ prognostication, asking the politician what she would do if she could. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes responded, “I’m thinking more like downtown Havana.”
A little too little; a little too late.
Satan: “He was some of my finest work!”
Klopfer’s first words on entering eternity: “Uh-oh.“
The remains of more than 2,000 fetuses have been found at the home of an abortion doctor who died just 10 days ago. The 2,246 fetal remains were discovered in the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer in Will County, Illinois.
Klopfer died on September 3 and it was while family members were going through his home that they found the medically preserved fetuses. An attorney for the family was said to have contacted the coroner’s office on Thursday about the discovery.
It was estimated that he had performed tens of thousands of abortion procedures in multiple Indiana counties for decades, making him ‘likely’ to be the state’s ‘most prolific abortion doctor in history,’ according to the South Bend Tribune.
Following his 2016 hearing, Klopfer, who was 71 at the time, was given a minimum six-month suspension following 12 hours of testimony and thousands of exhibits. The testimony reportedly indicated that Klopfer had been using the same sort of abortion and sedation procedures that he had used since the 1970s and 1980s.
Despite it not being part of the complaints that were brought against him, Klopfer also spoke about performing an abortion on a 10-year-old girl at an Illinois hospital after she had been raped by her uncle. Instead of notifying police about the child abuse, however, he allowed her to return home with her parents, who knew about the rape and had refused to prosecute the uncle.
Klopfer was found to have not given pain medications to all women who he performed abortions on, only women under the age of 16 and women who could afford to pay extra for it.
Upon his demise, Klopfer was ushered into the Planned Parenthood section of perdition; or, as Lucifer calls it, “The Extra Crispy Room.” Screams of torment from Klopfer went unanswered, but it was reported that “he has seen the light. Unfortunately, it was only after he felt the heat.”
First his mind; now his teeth.
Did Vice President Biden’s teeth almost fall out of his mouth during the Democratic debate?
As moderator David Muir asked a question of Biden, the candidate could be seen moving his mouth around as though he was chewing gum. At the conclusion of Muir’s question, Biden seemed to fumble with his teeth, trying to keep them in his face.
See for yourself here.
The irony of the moment wasn’t lost on President Trump, who tweeted “No surprise here, all those guys are toothless.”
Maybe it’s more of a circular firing squad.
That really would be ‘Keeping America First.”
The Democratic presidential debate Thursday night quickly turned personal, as candidates took turns hammering each other on their vulnerabilities.
Joe Biden’s memory, Elizabeth Warren’s expensive plans, and Bernie Sanders’s socialism all turned into political footballs over the course of the debate. Andrew Yang’s proposal in his opening statement to give 10 Americans $12,000 each drew laughs from his fellow Democrats. “It’s original, I’ll give you that,” Pete Buttigieg said with a smirk.
Biden went on the offensive against Warren early on, saying she “has not said how she would pay for [her health care plan].” To which, Yang responded, “Since when do any of us worry about paying for stuff? Joe you be ‘Yin‘ and I’ll keep being Yang.”
Buttigieg jumped on Warren and Sanders as well, saying Medicare for All “doesn’t trust the American people” to make their own decisions. Biden took a shot at Sanders’s socialist beliefs while bashing the Vermont senator’s health care plan. “For a socialist, you’ve got a lot more faith in corporate America than I do,” Biden said.
Castro took a veiled shot at Biden’s age, accusing him of forgetting that voters would have to buy into his health care plan. “Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” Castro asked the 76-year-old former vice president. “Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?”
Biden shot back, “I’ll tell you one thing I haven’t forgotten; and that’s what happened the last time a country had someone with the last name of ‘Castro‘. The only time in my lifetime it turned out worse for a country was when they had a leader named ‘Hussein‘!”
This led Castro to query: “Is that ‘Saddam‘ or ‘Barack‘?”
Met with the sound of a million rounds being chambered.
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke broadly endorsed taking certain guns away from Americans, specifically naming AR-15s and AK-47s as weapons that shouldn’t be allowed.
Beto was asked if he supported confiscating guns, which he said he did, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!” O’Rourke said. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.”
After the debate, O’Rourke shared a personal story from his childhood. “Before I was the Psychedelic Warlord, I was the middle child in my family. I never got enough attention. I figured out that if positive attention from my parents was a ’10’, then negative attention was a ‘9.5’; the important thing is that I got attention. So I made this statement because I’ve simply got to get to center stage.”
In addition to specifically identifying two weapons, he additionally cited “the high-impact, high-velocity round” of the AR-15, which is a .223 caliber. That’s the exact same round that is most popular with hunters and sports shooters. When asked a follow up question about also confiscating all the ammunition, O’Rourke was undeterred, “What part of ‘hell yes‘ did you not understand?”
The democrat crowd erupted with thunderous applause, giving the trailing O’Rourke some of the attention he so desperately craves.
Resume builder at CNN.
Another Clinton ally with a “target on his back.” Is it too soon to put him on “suicide” watch?
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official.
McCabe — the former deputy and acting director of the FBI — appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but he rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation. The potential charges relate to DOJ inspector general findings against him regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation.
McCabe, who recently was hired as a paid CNN commentator, spent 21 years with the FBI. He became the acting director in May 2017 after President Trump fired former director James Comey. Last month, a source close to the process told Fox News that McCabe had a “target on his back” because of the Justice Department inspector general findings.
Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March 2018 after the inspector general found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe, when asked if he was concerned about possible charges, shook his head “no” then said, “It’s the Vince Foster treatment that worries me.”
Members of Parliament all say, “It wasn’t me. It was him.“
A Kenyan MP has demanded a law to combat farting on planes as she believes it can cause ‘discomfort and insecurity on board’ flights.
Lilian Achieng Gogo made the comments while parliament was talking about possible amendments to a law on offenses committed on aircraft.
The request follows a bizarre row which broke out in Kenya’s Homa bay county assembly last month after a lawmaker accused a colleague of ‘polluting the air’. The MP in question denied the claims and the speaker ordered air fresheners to be brought to the chamber to tackle the problem.
Ms Gogo, the MP for Rangwe constituency in western Kenya, said: “There is one irritant that it is often ignored, and this is the level of farting within the aircraft. This has been a problem ever since Barack Hussein was a little wind bag.”
Board members say Jerry Falwell Jr. has created a culture of fear.
Jerry Falwell responds: “Nuh-uh.” Calls the FBI to investigate board members; hires the “meanest lawyer from New York” he can find.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told Hill.TV on Tuesday that he has begun sharing information with the FBI in what he alleged was a criminal conspiracy against him by former board members at the school.
Falwell said in an exclusive interview that in the coming days the FBI will review university documents at the Lynchburg, Va., campus. He accused former colleagues of stealing school property in the form of emails and then sharing them with reporters in an effort to damage his reputation.
“Our attorneys have determined that this small group of former board members and employees, they’re involved in a criminal conspiracy, are working together to steal Liberty property in the form of emails and provided them to reporters,” Falwell Jr. said in a phone interview.
The accusation follows a Politico story published Monday that detailed a “culture of fear and self-dealing at the largest Christian college in the world.” The story cited internal Liberty University emails, which Falwell Jr. and his attorney’s allege were stolen in a coordinated effort.
Employees of Liberty were being herded into hardened underground bunkers where it is reported they will be kept until someone confesses.