President Donald Trump has decided to skip the annual Congressional St. Patrick’s Day lunch on Capitol Hill, according to Politico‘s Playbook.
“Since the Speaker has chosen to tear this Nation apart with her actions and her rhetoric, the President will not participate in moments where she so often chooses to drive discord and disunity, and will instead celebrate the rich history and strong ties between the United States and Ireland at the White House on March 12,” White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.
The annual lunch on Capitol Hill takes place around St. Patrick’s Day in addition to a White House meeting with the Prime Minister of Ireland and a White House reception where the Taoiseach traditionally gives the president a bowl of shamrocks.
The Congressional luncheon is an ongoing tradition started by House Speaker Tip O’Neill in 1983, who invited President Ronald Reagan to Capitol Hill for the occasion. But the relationship between Trump and Pelosi has deteriorated, particularly after she ripped up the president’s speech at his 2020 State of the Union address.
Malfunction causes red wine to flow from faucets in an Italian town.
(CNN) — Who wouldn’t love it if red wine started flowing from their kitchen sink? For a few hours Wednesday, residents of the northern Italian town of Castelvetro realized they could have their Lambrusco not just from bottles — but also from their faucets and shower heads.
A malfunction at a local winery caused 1,000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine to leak into the water pipes. The glitch lasted about three hours and impacted about 20 homes, said Giorgia Mezzacqui, deputy mayor of Castelvetro, about 10 miles south of Modena.
The local government posted on its Facebook page that the leak didn’t pose any health risks. The incident provided a moment of levity to the town that’s in the midst of the coronavirus crisis — which has hit northern Italy the hardest.
“At a time where we have very little to smile about, I’m glad we brought some levity to others,” Mezzacqui told CNN. “Hopefully some day they’ll remember us and will want to come visit us.”
Joe doesn’t fight like a girl. Worse: he lets a girl do his fighting.
Crazy Uncle Joe is, well, crazy. He’s also the youngest man in the race for the Democratic nomination. That’s if you don’t count the only Squaw in the race.
Joe’s got a legendary habit of running his mouth. Usually, it’s just to put his foot in it. He, apparently, is unloved: no one close to him will tell him to shut up.
Some of his flubs can be forgiven, even laughed off. Giving endless speeches could give just about anyone the opportunity for a misstep. And who among us hasn’t at one point or another said, “Wait, today is Thursday already. I thought it was Super Tuesday!” For my part, I’ve got sticky notes around the house labelled “Plausible reasons I came in this room.” Man, that’s been a lifesaver.
Joe is famous for talking tough. Whether it’s his childhood nemesis, the non-existent “Corn Pop” whom testosterone-rich Biden taught a life lesson or expressing his desire to take President Trump out to the woodshed, Joe doesn’t back down. We know this, because he tells us all the time.
But every once and while, you get a glimpse of a man and who he really is. So if an excommunicated Catholic supporting the wholesale murder of unborn children isn’t enough for you (and that’s a position Joe has held long before he went bat-poop senile), yesterday he was laid bare.
Not only did Joe get confused as to which female standing next to him was his wife and which was his sister – a vestige of a campaign stop in West Virginia, I’m sure – Joe showed himself for who he is: a two-bit coward. I could take the mildly-endearing doddering old man who might utter some awkwardisms at Thanksgiving Dinner. Even if you don’t let him within 10 feet of any prepubescent girl.
But Joe Biden is a no-account, worthless, pompous coward. Two porcine female protesters rushed the stage Biden shared with his wife and sister. They were shouting something about outlawing milk – no doubt, some deeply-held pain coming to the surface due to the fact that they’ve never had the opportunity to lactate. It was Biden’s wifewho twice stepped between the protester and the candidate. In each instance, Joe had his arm around his wife’s waist – perhaps still thinking her to be his sister – keeping her between himself and the rushing swine.
So if you hear Crazy Uncle Joe saying we need to “keep punching and punching and punching” to get rid of domestic violence; or, you think he’s going to go toe-to-toe with Putin, that fat guy from North Korea, or anyone else for that matter, you can know the only person he will ever use force against is an unborn baby.
But anyone that can push back – even if it’s just with a piece of cardboard – he’ll use his own wife as a shield.
I am hereby pledging my unwavering support for [(Michael Bloomberg) or (Bernie Sanders)] because he is a [Jew]. As a [Jew] myself, I am convinced that it about time that the centuries of prejudice, racism, and mistreatment of [Jews] in this country should come to an end. Having the first [Jew] in the White House would go a long way to validating me as a victim and to begin to right the wrong of how this country has dealt with its treatment of minorities. I have little to no idea what [(Michael Bloomberg) or (Bernie Sanders)] stands for. My support for him is because he is a [Jew].
Hey, Black Obama supporters. See how stupid it sounds when someone else says it?
(Hint: was said on Ash Wednesday.) Scroll down for the answer.
“Today, millions of Christians will be marked on their foreheads with the sign of the cross. The imposition of ashes is an invitation to spend time during Lent fasting, praying, and engaging in acts of charity. This powerful and sacred tradition reminds us of our shared mortality, Christ’s saving love, and the need to repent and accept the Gospel more fully.”
But when apologizing for lying, it’s best not to double down.
Reminds me of the time I was on death row . . .
Crazy Uncle Joe has finally – and we mean FINALLY – admitted he wasn’t arrested in South Africa after all. This lame mea culpa comes after he told the story three times on the campaign trail in South Carolina.
Joe Biden admitted Friday that he was not arrested when he tried to visit Nelson Mandela in his South African prison.
He walked back the much-scrutinized claim on CNN, saying instead that he was separated from members of the Congressional Black Caucus by ‘Afrikaners with guns.’
‘I wasn’t arrested, I was stopped. I was not able to move where I wanted to go,’ he said, when asked directly if it was true he had been arrested.
He also changed the location of where the incident happened, having at first claimed it was ‘on the streets of Soweto,’ moving it to an unnamed airport. And he dropped a claim that he was with ‘our UN ambassador’ at the time.
Instead he said Friday that it was at an airport suggesting either Johannesburg, near the South African capital, or Cape Town, close to the island prison where Mandela was held by the apartheid regime.
“I was with a black delegation, the CBC, the Congressional Black Caucus. They had me get off a plane,” he said. “The Afrikaners got on in their short pants and their guns. Lead me off first and moved me in a direction totally different. I turned around and everybody, the entire black delegation, was going another way. “
“What they finally did was, they decided they’re not going to let the black delegation go through a black door, I’m not going to go through a white door, they finally took us through – if my memory serves me – to a restaurant.”
Got that? “I wasn’t arrested. I think they took me to a restaurant.”
Reminds me of a time I was on death row. It was – if my memory serves me – in a Taco Bell.
Fine if you want to kidnap, assault, threaten, intimidate
and even be all sinister, sneaky, and deceptive, just don’t . . .
Release flaming balloons. That’s right. The dastardly dudes of darkness have gone too far. Forget the human carnage wrought be their nefarious hands, this time they’ve threatened the environment.
It’s so bad, the “church” has actually issued an apology! I know, right! This is the group that infamously NEVER RESPONDS and ALWAYS ATTACKS.
And this effrontery took place in Ventura, California which is about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. Yeah, go figure, an area of the country that is noted for used hypodermic needles and human excrement piling up in the streets and sidewalks gets their granola laced panties in a wad over a couple of hundred balloons.
But at least the world now knows how sinister the Church of Scientology really is.
And if I commit suicide in the next couple of weeks, the balloony-tunes did it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces a critical personal challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: asking Americans to believe him after he and some of his top advisers have contradicted federal scientists in playing down the threat.
Keenly aware of the stakes not just for public health but also his credibility, Trump conducted a lengthy press conference Wednesday evening aimed at reassuring everyone that he has the crisis well in hand, saying the outbreak “may get a little bigger; it may not get bigger at all.” And he continued to distance himself from the stated opinion of public health officials that it’s inevitable the virus will spread within the United States.
To prove he didn’t think the Corona Virus was much of a threat, Trump said he was putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of his administration’s response to the potential pandemic. Trump, however, rejected that he had made Pence a “czar.” To reinforce his position, the President also announced a $2.5 billion plan to help combat the illness.