Soledad O’Brien is a verified Twitter user. According to her profile, she reports “for @AJAM @CNN @HBO @NatGeo @NBC and others.” She also likes to make general claims about a wide swath of people. Like the following tweet she sent out earlier today.
This is Sooo true. And also: real voters don't care that the candidate is ignoring the press. https://t.co/R3MYsDiwaz
For the record, O’Brien is referring to Hillary Clinton as the candidate that’s “ignoring the press.” As for those of us who actually care if a declared candidate for U.S. President is ignoring the press and not answering questions? Well, you’re clearly not a “real voter.” I wonder if all of us non-real voters are going to be arrested for having the audacity to vote in elections? Because we all know it’s against the law for a “fake” voter to vote.
Let me say this right off the bat: I’ve never watched Game of Thrones, nor do I ever intend to watch Game of Thrones. It’s not a show that appeals to me. The same goes for the books. But I have read enough of what other people have written about the show and books to get the gist of the overall plot: Several noble families are fighting each other for control while a supernatural threat resembling zombies is threatening the human race. Yes, I’m sure there is much more to it, but I think I’ve got the basic gist of things.
The people over at Vox, however, have decided that the book and show is about much, much more than that. Specifically, they say it’s all about climate change. Their reasoning? The nobles in general ignore the White Walkers and, in some cases apparently, outright deny their existence.
“Like Tolkien I do not write allegory, at least not intentionally. Obviously you live in the world and you’re affected by the world around you, so some things sink in on some level, but, if I really wanted to write about climate change in the 21st century I’d write a novel about climate change in the 21st century. Sometimes things happen that are hard to believe. You have to remember I’ve been writing these since 1991…”
So is Vox denying that the author of the books that Game of Thrones is based on said that he wasn’t writing about climate change? Surely that denial is just a substitute for something else.
Dean Harper, second from left, his two sons, and his daughter, Athena Glusing.
If this doesn’t get your blood boiling, I don’t know what will.
Dean Harper lost his daughter 16-years-ago when his ex-wife moved away with her and never told him where. He spent years looking for her, finally tracking her down shortly after her 18th birthday. That’s when he discovered two things: 1) The daughter, Athena Glusing, had been placed in foster care at the age of 12; and 2) The child welfare agency didn’t contact him about his daughter because they “didn’t have his date of birth.”
Those two items alone would be enough to send most parents into a fit of rage. Especially since it would have meant not missing six additional years of a child’s life. But the story doesn’t end there.
A funny thing happened as President Barack Obama works his way to the end of his time in the White House. According to a new CNN Poll, former President George W. Bush is now more popular than current President Barack Obama. 52% of respondents gave Bush a favorable rating while only 49% said the same of Obama. Unfavorable rating was 43% for Bush and 49% for Obama.
As reported by Breitbart News, this is the first time that Bush has been in positive territory since leaving office in 2009.
Bush’s favorable ratings pale in comparison to both his father, President George H.W. Bush (“Read my lips, no new taxes”), and his predecessor, President Bill Clinton (“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”). They each had 64% favorable ratings and unfavorable ratings of 30% and 33% respectively.
19-year-old Victoria Bascom was recently found guilty of stiffing a cab driver of a fare for a 30-mile drive, which amounted to about $100. Apparently, Bascom thought she “was going to go in and just have to pay a fine — I guess only a 100 dollars or whatever” (entitled, clueless little brat, isn’t she?). But Judge Michael Cicconetti was having none of that. Instead, he gave Bascom a choice: Walk 30 miles in 48 hours or go to jail. She chose to walk.
Now, can we talk about those pants she wearing? Geez!
Oof. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famed sex therapist who you don’t hear much about anymore, stepped into it today with a couple of tweets about rape that will make you scratch your head and go “Wait, what?”
I am 100% against rape. I do say to women if they don't want to have sex with a man, they should not be naked in bed w/him.
Donald Trump is letting his delusions of grandeur show again. In a recent interview with the Des Moines Register, The Donald included little gems like “A lot of people hire consultants. Well, if the consultant’s so smart, why aren’t they rich,” and “I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run.”
Let me make this as clear as I can to you, Donald: You will NEVER win the Republican nomination. So please, just slink back to your boardroom where you can say “You’re fired” to your hearts desire and leave the politics to the adults.
In yet another case of “laws apply to you, not me,” labor unions want Los Angeles to grant an exemption to the city’s new minimum wage laws for companies represented by unions. These labor leaders spend months attempting to get cities to force businesses to raise their hourly wage, but only those businesses who they don’t represent. Talk about chutzpah.