On Sunday, CNN host Humpty Dumpty Brian Stelter attempted to virtue signal that Fox News hosts are not sharing “vaccine selfies” to help promote the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. What business is it of Brian Stelter to complain about what hosts from other networks do? What a little Nancy he is.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that about 22 percent of the American population is fully vaccinated, and 187 million doses of vaccine have been given as of Monday.
So, little Brian Stelter goes off claiming “it is important to see all of the TV anchors, personalities showing themselves getting the shot,” even though millions of vaccine administrations per day are happening in the United States.
Then the George Costanza lookalike turned his attention to the importance of “vaccine selfies.” No, I’m not kidding.
“We’ve seen a lot of vaccine selfies from lots of folks at lots of different networks. It’s been really inspiring to see,” Stelter said. “The ‘Today’ show even brought the co-hosts outside for a live group vaccination this week.”
Forever with a rager about Fox News, Stelter mentioned MSNBC host Rachel Maddow getting the vaccine even though she spoke about fears of getting it, and then attacked Fox news hosts because they didn’t follow their Fake News counterparts.
“I get it is a personal choice between the hosts and their health care provider,” he continued. “But everybody else is doing it … all across television, all of those anchors are rolling up their sleeves.” So, if everybody else started doing drugs even though it was not their personal choice, Stelter would expect Fox hosts to do drugs too?
“Fox has a really unique responsibility here.” No, they really don’t. Getting the vaccine is a personal decision, and they shouldn’t be bullied on-air into showing off and virtue-signaling the event.
Gertz argued that by not being more vocal about COVID-19 vaccination, Fox News hosts “are raising questions about its effectiveness, raising questions about whether it is dangerous. That does a lot of damage.”
Okay, but what about the fact that one of CNN’s famous legal analysts just died from the vaccine at the age of 47? Midwin Charles, a legal analyst for CNN and MSNBC passed away after receiving Pfizer’s experimental mRNA. She joins thousands of other people who have reportedly died in the days and weeks after getting their experimental covid-19 vaccinations.
“Steve Doocy should get vaccinated live on ‘Fox and Friends,'” Gertz suggested, to which Stelter replied, “Absolutely.”
What if Doocy already got vaccinated before the Brian Stelters of the world decided to use the event to virtue-signal the world?
Stelter gets paid by CNN to attack Fox News week after week. Maybe it’s because the Fox network beats CNN in the ratings faithfully each week and so CNN president Jeff Zucker probably lost a bet and hired Stelter to be their Pit Bull.
It’s funny how CNN is now concerned with Fox News hosts not televising their flu shots, er, their COVID shots, when it was high-ranking Democrats that broadcast their distrust of the COVID vaccine last year when their TDS rose and they said they don’t trust the vaccine because it was created under Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.
During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden speaking in Wilmington, Delaware last September after being briefed by health experts about the possibility of a vaccine sowed doubt about the vaccine in one of the most irresponsible ways.
“I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump,” Biden said, “and at this moment, the American people can’t, either.”
So there you have it. The current President of the United States said that you shouldn’t trust the vaccine because of Donald Trump. He’ll now deny he said. He probably doesn’t remember saying it.
CNN, Stelter’s network, ran a story in September that Kamala Harris said she wouldn’t get the vaccine because of Trump, claiming he rushed through the development process to gain support from voters.
“I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump, and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,” Harris said. “I will not take his word for it.”
“I’m not that confident, but my opinion doesn’t matter. I don’t believe the American people are that confident,” Cuomo said last October. “You’re going to say to the American people now, ‘Here’s a vaccine, it was new, it was done quickly, but trust this federal administration and their health administration that it’s safe’? We’re not 100 percent sure of the consequences? I think it’s going to be a very skeptical American public about taking the vaccine, and they should be!”
Wednesday night, CNN’s Brian Stelter contacted Newsmax about “Newsmax’s ratings declines for my CNN newsletter.” Humpty Dumpty should look at his own ratings. Physician, heal thyself.
Stelter contacted Newsmax at 9 pm Wednesday night and told them he would give them only one hour to respond, which meant he gave them a 1 hour deadline.
Stelter went ahead and sent out the email of his newsletter using the headline “Newsmax’s rise and fall,” citing, “Newsmax TV gained a lot of attention last fall when disaffected Fox News fans flocked to the channel en masse. … Newsmax’s Nielsen ratings are way off the post-election highs that I wrote about three and four months ago.”
Can you imagine that this buffoon gets paid to troll Fox News and Newsmax and he calls himself a journalist?
CNN’s Mr. Potato Head theorized that “Newsmax is no longer getting a pro-Trump Big Lie ratings boost. Biden is a comparatively tame story.”
Stelter like the other Woke morons in the Fake News was using the “Big Lie” lie to refer to former President Donald Trump’s arguments that there was massive election fraud in the 2020 election. This from a network that lied every day to its audience for two and a half years about Trump-Russia collusion.
CNN and other lying news networks have ignored or dismissed real-world evidence of election fraud that took place in the 2020 election. There were legislature hearings in multiple states where whistleblower witnesses testified under penalty of perjury the election fraud they witnessed as observers and/or vote-counting personnel. There were also data experts who looked at the 2020 voting data and testified that there were so many irregularities that it was not a free and fair election. Then we had other data experts who revealed that China and other countries were involved in helping the Democrats steal the election.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell invested his own money to hire data and election experts and then he paid to have a documentary called Absolute Truth made where they expose the real data that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that massive election fraud took place. You can watch the full length of the movie for free by visiting Lindell’s personal website or by clicking here. We also carry it in the movie section at maga-chat.com, a social media site where you can meet fellow conservatives and Trump supporters without worrying about being censored or having your data sold. Either way, please visit MyPillow.com and use the Promo Code TRUMP2020 to save up to 60% off from what you buy. They have great products and we need to support Mike for his efforts to get the truth out. Because of liars like Brian Stelter, Lindell is under attack daily.
Either way, it’s pretty rich coming from a Stelter whose network spent 24 hours a day, seven days a week attacking President Trump for anything they could for four solid years.
The fact that Biden is there now and Trump is gone is worse news for CNN than what Stelter characterized for Newsmax. Since Trump left CNN has seen their own ratings collapse in recent weeks and I didn’t think it was possible they could go any lower. I mean right now their ratings are so low it’s probably from Americans who died in their homes while watching CNN and nobody’s found them yet.
Here’s the best part. Wednesday morning, Newsmax sent a response to Stelter. “Only CNN would do a story on Newsmax’s drop in ratings when its own Nielsen total day impressions fell by 45% last week compared to the week after the election, and Brian Stelter’s own ‘Reliable Sources’ show fell by 44% over the same period with, more recently, his show having lost nearly 1 million viewers since January of this year.”
And get this. Newsmax reached out to Stelter so he can comment on CNN’s ratings decline, which I’m fairly certain never made it into his newsletter, and he never responded.
I proudly have “Blocked by Brian Stelter” on my Twitter profile. Stelter once tweeted out a teaser for his show called “Reliable Sources” – I swear I did not make that up – and I replied, “There is no more an unreliable source in news than Reliable Sources.” He blocked me instantly.
According to Neilsen, Newsmax is still the #4 cable news channel in the US, it remains a top 25 network for Total Day and has seen double-digit P2+ growth from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 led by “Spicer & Co.” (+39%), “Greg Kelly Reports” and “American Agenda” (+35%), “Rob Schmitt Tonight
Meanwhile, Stelter’s Reliable Sources <snicker> saw a 44% and 52% respectively:
Susan Ferrechio, from the Washington Examiner, bitch-slapped Brian Stelter and CNN for ignoring the Hunter Biden bombshell story that includes his father, the former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday and for having a double standard when it comes to reporting about Donald Trump, and she pointed out they have a lack of journalistic ethics.
“The bottom line is this deserves scrutiny by all media outlets, and if they pick and choose this and decide it’s not worth their time, I think that’s showing real bias,” Ferrechio said of the Biden email story we reported on that the New York Post broke last week and was censored by Facebook and Twitter. The fourth largest newspaper in the country, 219 years old, and they were censored for “misleading” information.
Stelter and Ferrechio were on a panel that was being hosted by Amol Rajan on the BBC. They were there to talk about the implications and censorship of the exploding story about Hunter Biden using the influence of his father’s office as vice president to get foreign business deals. In other words, China, Ukraine, Iraq and others would allegedly get favorable treatment from the Obama administration if they gave Hunter a lucrative deal that he would use to fun the Biden crime family.
Whereas Stelter claimed Ferrechio’s concerns about media bias by not covering the story were simply “grievance politics that comes from the right,” Ferrechio quickly fired back.
“This is not last year’s news,” she said. “It’s whether or not his son was coordinating to get him to talk to these Ukrainian oligarchs, and he was benefiting from it. This is really dirty.”
Stelter got slapped down again when he claimed that “newsrooms in America are very careful about this stuff” and that they were all still evaluating the story’s claims through “slow, cautious vetting.” Yeah, and I’m Mary, Queen of Scots. #EyeRoll
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“I think the bottom line is we don’t know what is real and what is fake in these emails if there is anything real in them,” Stelter said, which was a dumb thing to say, because neither Stelter nor his network, CNN, have a good reputation in that area.
“Yeah, but that didn’t stop anyone from reporting the Mueller and the dossier,” Ferrechio shot back at Stelter.
As Stelter got very demeaning to her by saying, “I understand that you have a lot of resentment about that” and “I agree with you should not be ignored,” Ferrechio was quick to call him out on his hypocrisy.
“Now we have ethics,” she replied sarcastically.
“Don’t you dare,” Stelter replied, getting all heated up, putting himself on defense. “Don’t you dare act like newsrooms didn’t have ethics in 2017 and 2018.”
“You can ‘don’t dare’ me all you want, Brian,” Ferrechio said. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, so say whatever you want. It’s my view, and I have a right to say it.”
Ferrechio also said that she didn’t ignore the Russian hoax stories when they came up either.
“I didn’t discard the Mueller stuff. I was much more skeptical because I knew the sourcing, and I knew where it came from on Capitol Hill, where I have stood in the building for the past few decades,” she said. “I had a real reason to doubt that stuff, and I constantly did, and it turned out a lot of it was a bunch of bunk.”
Ferrechio rightfully said that the same principle the media applied to Mueller should apply to the Biden family story.
“I think everybody deserves to look at the Mueller stuff, and everyone should look at this and give Biden the scrutiny,” she said, adding, “He’s not running for president of the Glee Club; he’s running for president of the United States, and this is serious.”
Stelter and his network, CNN, lied to their audiences every day for over two years about Russian collusion. They put on guests who knew nothing and spoke with pure speculation, and Stelter and others there acted like it was gospel truth. Brian Stelter is not a journalist, he is a left-wing activist who calls himself a journalist. Neither Stelter nor CNN has ever apologized for the lies they pushed against Trump, and every time they had to do a retraction it was 100% over a negative story about Trump. They never had to retract anything good they said about the president, pretty much because they have never said anything good about him.
Stelter last month refused to
In late September, Stelter refused to admit that there wasn’t any evidence of collusion found between Russia and President Trump in the Mueller investigation and completely ignored the fact that the Steele dossier was a fraud. All the evidence, all the books written about it, including Mueller’s report that there was no evidence of collusion, and Humpty Dumpty still believes it happened.
By now you’ve no doubt seen references to a Trump-bashing article by @JeffreyGoldberg in The Atlantic. He claims that well-placed “sources” of his inside the government confirm that President Trump said that “Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers'”. Goldberg wrote nearly 1700 words of something I think is indicative of how desperate the Left is. It seems that they’re determined to distract us from the continuous faux pas of various members from Biden to Pelosi on down.
In on particularly inflammatory paragraph, Goldberg wrote [editor’s note-strong language…] :
When McCain died, in August 2018, Trump told his senior staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge of this event, “We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” and he became furious, according to witnesses, when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. “What the f**k are we doing that for? Guy was a f**king loser,” the president told aides.
The ‘”sources” claimed that Trump was angry and frustrated at having to accommodate and honor the late John McCain (R-AZ) following his death from brain cancer two years ago.
The president strongly denied the report, but expressed his feelings in a Twitter thread:
Interestingly, McCain’s son-in-law, Ben Domenech, called for Goldberg to reveal the sources and stood up for the president. On Twitter, he wrote, “I’m confident I have better sources within this White House than @JeffreyGoldberg, and I expect that upon investigation his anonymously sourced story will live up to the quality we can expect from The Atlantic under his leadership.”
After returning from a campaign stop in Latrobe, Pennsylvania Trump addressed the controversy surrounding the article at Joint Base Andrews. Noting that the alleged sources “made it up,” he went on to say that “probably it’s a couple of people that have been failures in my administration that I got rid of and I couldn’t get rid of them fast enough.”
The president also affirmed his position that even though he disagreed with McCain, he still respected him:
CNN WANTS TO HEAR IT FROM THE SOURCES TOO?
Oddly enough, in a roundabout way, the president also got an “assist” from a frequent critic, CNN’s ‘media’ analyst, Brian Stelter.
In a segment with fellow network host Don Lemon following the publication of the story, Stelter called on the sources to publicly identify themselves. After all, election day is closing on us quickly, and we should hear it from the horse’s mouth, don’t you agree? Both men falsely claim that Trump regularly denies true stories, so why not?
“That’s the thing about this — normally the denials from the president and his aides would carry some weight, but for three and a half years the White House has squandered its credibility to the point where its words are essentially worthless, and the denials mean very little. But it is also incumbent on the sources, on the people that are talking to Goldberg, on the people that are talking to other outlets — the president’s denying it explicitly, so it’s put up or shut up time.”
OTHER JOURNALISTS AGREE
Other Washington journalists expressed their sincere doubts about the credibility of Goldberg’s story.
What made my day was listening to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany rake the press corps over the coals:
It was no secret that McCain was an outspoken critic of Trump’s candidacy. He once referred to the future president’s supporters as “crazies.” And let’s not forget that McCain played a role in advancing the legitimacy of the so-called “Steele dossier.” He had it delivered to Obama’s FBI. The dossier — which was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign — was used by the bureau to fraudulently obtain surveillance warrants on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
As far as the allegations about Trump’s supposed dislike for the military, I couldn’t disagree more. I admit I had my reservations about voting for him. However, when it came down to the wire, I knew there was NO WAY I would ever support Crooked Hillary. Now-President Donald Trump has since fully won my support, and after seeing how hard the Left has tried to unseat him, I have no doubt I will cast my ballot for his reelection. He’s the only thing left standing between us and complete domination by a communist One World Order.
North Korea’s little dictator Kim Jong-un was so unimpressed with America’s new Thief-in-Chief that he refused to even acknowledge President Joe Biden, instead, having his little sister Kim Yo-jong do the honors who warned the Biden administration against “causing a stink” when trying to deal with the communist regime.
North Korea fired off two short-range missiles over the weekend just days after Jabba the Un’s sister gave the warning.
You would think the two would get along great. In fact, I think Biden must be jealous of the fat little Rocket Man from North Korea because he has everything that Joe Biden wants. He has most of his people under tight government control, he doesn’t have to listen to his people, and he is the ultimate dictator. Isn’t that what Biden is trying to do in the United States using COVID and other phony crises to suspend the Constitutional rights of the American people?
The Washington Post, the darkness where democracy dies, first reported on the missile tests, noting they are Kim’s “first direct challenge to President Biden, whose aides have not yet outlined their approach to the regime’s nuclear threat amid an ongoing review of the U.S.-North Korea policy.”
It was later confirmed that North Korea ran the missile tests over the weekend by a US official.
North Korea has ignored attempts made by the Biden administration to speak directly, alternatively having a statement issued by Lil Sis-un through the northern peninsula’s state-run news agency.
“We take this opportunity to warn the new US administration trying hard to give off powder smell in our land: If it wants to sleep in peace for (the) coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step.”
I think even a Brian Stelter can figure out what she meant. What may be bothering Dear Leader is American and South Korean military exercises being run in South Korea, according to ABC News.
The Hill reported that last week Choe Son Hui, the Hermit Kingdom’s First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement:
“We have already declared our stand that no [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea]-U.S. contact and dialogue of any kind can be possible unless the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK.”
In yet another scenario where reality smacks progressive ideology former President Donald Trump, who progressives said would get us into a nuclear war with North Korea actually got along nicely with Kim when they met back in 2018. Trump and Kim came to a hand-shake deal agreed upon by the dictator to end his government’s testing of long-range missiles of which he did because North Korea did not fire off long-range missiles since. Kim’s government did continue to perform short-range missile tests while Trump was president.
In October 2020, North Korea held a military parade where they showcased for all to see the largest intercontinental ballistic missiles in the world.
Every so many years, the North Korean dictator rattles his sabers and gets all the liberals in the media to report about how dangerous it is if Kim Jong-un acts up when a Republican is in the White House or they report how dangerous Kim Jong-un is without mentioning the White House if there’s a Democrat president. In the end, it always appears that Kim does this in order to get something he wants, be it money or food for his people, and when he gets it he’ll stand down, in essence, holding the world hostage with nuclear blackmail.
General Glen VanHerck, Commander of US Northern Command, said to Congress last week in written testimony:
“The Kim Jong Un regime has achieved alarming success in its quest to demonstrate the capability to threaten the U.S. homeland with nuclear-armed ICBMs, believing such weapons are necessary to deter U.S. military action and ensure his regime’s survival.
“The North Korean regime has also indicated that it is no longer bound by the unilateral nuclear and ICBM testing moratorium announced in 2018, suggesting that Kim may begin flight testing an improved ICBM design in the near future.”
Dan Bongino, who has a top-ranking conservative daily podcast show, is a Fox News contributor-and-sometimes-fill-in host, has some exciting news.
Dan Bongino’s show has been chosen to fill the late Rush Limbaugh’s time slot.
On Wednesday, “The Dan Bongino Show” was announced by Cumulus Media’s Westwood One. The new news and opinion show will start on May 24, and it will air from 12 pm to 3 pm ET. Monday-Friday. The show will be broadcast to a national audience.
Dan’s show will hit the hot topic political stories with Bongino’s uncanny ability to explain complex issues so that even Brian Stelter could understand. Well maybe, but I know you can pick up what I’m laying down. He will continue to debunk leftist Woke Supremacist and RINO nonsense in ways that will have you waiting for his next show.
According to a press release, “As a former Secret Service agent and [New York Police Department] officer, Bongino is uniquely positioned to provide commentary and analysis that directly questions the philosophical underpinnings of both the Left and big government Republicans.
“Over the past 10 years, he has earned a spot on The New York Times bestseller list several times and has joined Fox News as a commentator.”
“I’m excited to embrace the immense power of radio to connect with my listeners live for three hours every day,” Bongino said. “This is an incredible privilege, and I pledge to honor the trailblazing work of those who came before me.”
A great thing about this move is Bongino will no longer have to worry about being censored by the Big Tech tyrants at Twitter, Facebook, and Google, which he has given up on anyway since he got involved with social media companies such as Parler and Rumble because his voice will now reach tens of millions of people each week.
Bongino praised Rush when the conservative icon passed away on Feb. 17 at 70-years-old after battling lung cancer. if ever there was a fighter it was Rush who outlasted what any of his doctors thought. He had the passion to keep doing what he did so well and he did it right up until the time when God called him home.
For those of you who haven’t yet listened to Bongino’s show, he begins each episode with the show’s producer Joe Armacost hitting the bell button to sound off a fight bell (ding ding), and at the time of Rush’s passing Dan renamed that bell the Rush Limbaugh Bell out of respect for the late legendary host.
Westwood One President Suzanne Grimes said, “Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience. Dan has been on a meteoric rise since his podcast launched in 2019, and we look forward to watching his star continue to soar.”
“Every conservative I know, everyone has had that Rush Limbaugh moment where they were listening and heard an idea for the first time ever,” he told “Fox & Friends.”
Dan was hit with a health scare of his own and he revealed it late last year in September when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and the discovery of a tumor.
The radio host underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his neck. He shared that news on Twitter in early October.
“Thank you all for your kind words & well wishes,” Bongino wrote. “I’m out of surgery & I feel good. They removed the entire tumor from my neck. The bad news is, it looks like lymphoma. The good news is, there are treatments options. Either way, it’ll be okay. Thank you all for your support.”
Twitter leftists of course wished him ill will because they are evil people.
At the time Bongino said, “We don’t know what it is. It’s in a very weird spot in my neck near my carotid artery, near vocal cords and things, and it is big. It’s 7 centimeters … It’s scary.”
This is a huge thing for the conservative movement as well. Bongino is a very likable guy, he’s smart, down to earth, a family man, and conservative to the bone. His show will be a boost to the movement especially when he gets a nationwide audience.
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (WV) who has always claimed to be a moderate but usually votes with the radical left appears to have started to change his beliefs on the filibuster by speaking out of both sides of his mouth in comments he made on two news programs Sunday morning.
Folks, this is no joke. If the Democrats do away with the filibuster, which is their real intention, you just have to trust me on that, then our republic will go away. I’m not being hyperbolic. The filibuster is the only tool that the minority party can use under a lockstep majority hell-bent on bringing radical changes to our society through bad legislation.
The way Democrats throughout history have gotten what they want is through a tactic known as “incrementalism,” where they know if they propose what they really want upfront, and it’s really unpopular with the American people, instead, they introduce smaller doses of information that will plant the seed of what’s to come so that over time, incrementally, they will get people used to the idea of what they really want. Over time, when they finally propose what they wanted all along the people have already been numbed to the idea. This is how they got smoking banned on all flights. What the liberals wanted from the very beginning was smoking banned on all flights, but they knew at the time when smoking was allowed on flights if they came out with the ban right away the American people would never accept it. So what they did was they introduced a two-hour flight only ban where only flights that were two or fewer hours long would no longer allow smoking on the plane. Then once people got used to it, they lowered it to one-hour flights and then 30-minute flights, and after 30 years of incrementalism, we now have all flights banned smoking.
The filibuster is used by allowing one or more senators to speak for as long as they want when recognized. The goal is to delay a vote long enough that it has to be tabled in order for the Senate to keep its schedule. Technically, a filibuster can go on forever. The filibuster has been part of our system of government since day one. To stop a filibuster there has to be 60 senators or two-thirds, who vote to overrule a filibuster.
The filibuster is designed to put the brakes on the majority party from rubber-stamping any legislation through they want. It makes the Senate take a deep breath to restore some sanity to the chamber. Unfortunately, some politicians have used the filibuster to obstruct any bills brought before the Senate just to be a pain in the keister. Today, just the mere threat of a filibuster usually brings the other side down a peg and they start to listen to the other side. As of the 2020 election, however, the current majority held by the Democrats have no interest whatsoever in negotiating with the minority party, the Republicans, and so they wish to remove the filibuster so that they can ram through any destructive bills they want.
Mind you, about 99% of bills that are brought up should be filibustered on the grounds that they are unconstitutional given that the federal government is not Constitutionally authorized to give itself any power it seeks. If the federal government wishes to usurp a specific power from the states then it must go for an Amendment to the Constitution to ask the states for permission to take that power away from the states. But I digress. Remember, according to the 10th Amendment, any powers not listed in the Constitution for the federal government belong to the states. That still is the case even though Congress a long time ago disregarded that most important rule.
Manchin had repeatedly said he would not vote to end the filibuster no matter what kind of pressure he got from the radical Left, the Woke Supremacy. However, during interviews on Sunday news programs, Manchin repeated over and over that he isn’t open to get rid of the filibuster, but he’s all for changing it. Any changes that his party would accept would have the same result as ending it, so once again Manchin lied to the people.
Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday asked the senator from West Virginia if he would consider “reforming the filibuster” if “Republicans just won’t go along with anything.” Manchin came back with something so dishonorable I hope the people of West Virginia are paying attention.
“The filibuster should be painful,” Manchin said. “It really should be painful. And we’ve made it more comfortable over the years, not intentionally, it just evolved into that. Maybe it has to be more painful. Maybe you have to stand there. There’s things we can talk about.”
“You would consider making it harder to invoke the filibuster so that you just don’t automatically have 60 votes that you need for any legislation?” Wallace pressed.
“I’d make it harder to get rid of the filibuster,” Manchin claimed. “I’m supporting the filibuster. I’m going to continue to support the filibuster. I think it defines who we are as a Senate. I’ll make it harder to get rid of it, but it should be painful if you want to use it. You should make sure the place works to where, okay, I want to work with you, how can we do this, how do we move forward?”
What a prattling load of gobbledygook. When push comes to baseball bats Manchin will vote however Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tells him to vote.
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo took to social media to explain exactly what’s really going on.
“Key from Manchin. Filibuster reformers have been saying consistently that change will only come if it can be packaged as ‘saving’ the filibuster by ‘reforming’ it. And as you can see here that’s exactly where Manchin goes.”
Manchin also appeared on NBC’s “Meet The [De]Press[ed],” where Chuck Todd, a man always in the running with CNN’s Brian Stelter for Dumbest Cable News Host, asked the senator if he will support getting rid of the filibuster to pass something like the outrageous HR 1 bill.
“Now, if you want to make it a little bit more painful, make him stand there and talk, I’m willing to look at any way we can,” Manchin said. “But I am not willing to take away the involvement of the minority. I’ve been in the minority. I’ve been in the majority. And I can tell you, the respect I have on both sides when I’ve been there should be, ‘I’ve got something to say, listen to me,’ and I want that to happen.”
Ryan Grim, a leftist editor at The Intercept and contributor to the F-Bomb throwing Young Turks, celebrated Manchin’s remarks on “Meet The [De]Press[ed].”
“Huge development,” Grim said. “Manchin can support reforms of the filibuster — make them talk, etc — while removing the 60-vote threshold for a final vote, and still say that he did not end the filibuster. Hard to overstate how big this is.”
I didn’t hear Manchin say he was willing to remove the 60 vote threshold, so I have to believe he was speculating that when Manchin said he wanted to make using the filibuster painful by making them talk. The thing is, the filibuster rule hasn’t been used nearly as much as the threat of a filibuster, and so a senator publicly announces he/she will invoke a filibuster on a bill the other party usually works to avoid that, thus the filibuster-toting gunslinger never has to actually speak. Manchin may have actually said that, but I didn’t hear it.
Extremely far-left radical MSNBC host Joy Reid’s intentionally egregious week continued on Wednesday when she tweeted out that “people on the right” or conservatives, would all love to “openly say the n-word” and felt oppressed because they couldn’t be “openly racist.”
“I’ll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.’ To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this ‘freedom.'”
It’s always nice that the racist lady on MSNBC can take a moment to tell us what the Right really thinks. #EyeRoll
In “the good old days” it was Democrats who used that word to denigrate black people. Republicans have always fought for freedom, they ended Democrat slavery, and despite on-air racist pigs like Joy Reid the GOP has never changed its stance on civil rights. Reid can have her own opinion but she cannot have her own facts.
This is a woman who posted homophobic and anti-Semitic rants online and then lied saying that her blog was hacked. If anyone spreads conspiracy theories it’s this fruitcake who has said for years that white people she doesn’t like politically are always trying to harm “brown people.” She had to apologize in 2018 for her comments.
Make no mistake, her comment was racist and she will get away with it because she wears her race on her sleeve. Reid equates “people on the right” with white people, and racism is defined as “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.” In this case, she believes white people would trade tax cuts (a dog whistle for conservative – read white – policies -) for the ability to say the n-word. She made it up. There isn’t a crumb of evidence to support her statement.
I was so angry I replied.
“You’ve said some pretty outrageous things over your career from gay-bashing to racist rants against white people, but this is worse than most because you’re making up horrible charges against half the country. You made this up. Your words are racism. You’re an awful person, Joy.”
It’s almost as if there is a contest for “Most Shameful Person On Cable News” and between Joy Reid, Brian Stelter, Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Cuomo, and Joe Scarborough the competition is tough. But Reid put herself out in the lead this week with this outrageous indictment of half the country.
Joyless Reid posted the tweet in response to MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson who was replying to a tweet from Bari Weiss, a former New York Times opinion editor.
In a sort of #MeToo-like moment over the leftist silliness from last week when CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers virtue-signaled about a black author about using the n-word and it was all about New York Times science writer Donald G. McNeil Jr. being forced to resign for using a racial slur over a year ago to a student during a school trip, allegedly trying to give a teachable moment about not using the filthy word.
Johnson contended that Weiss was trying to defend the idea of using racial slurs privately when she discussed how many people feel the need to “self-censor” for fear of being attacked herself. A liberal (not leftist) writer, Weiss is hated by many in the Woke Supremacy because she was not acting like a lockstep Woke Supremamcist when she gave a scathing indictment of the Times’ out-of-control liberal culture in the form of a resignation letter. The #1 rule of the Woke Supremacy is loyalty to the Supremacy over all else and Weiss violated that cardinal rule, so she is despised by all who carry the Marxist membership card.
Reid tweeted her grotesque statement the same day she said that states like Mississippi and Texas opening up their economies and getting rid of government-forced mask mandates are only doing it because white residents want black people to “get their behinds into the factory and make me my steaks.”
“There is a term called ‘necropolitics,’ which is essentially the politics of who gets to live and who gets to die, and these states, what they have in common is that they have structures which say that Black and Brown lives matter less,” Reid told Johnson.
There isn’t an ounce of evidence to show that states care less about black lives. What the hell is wrong with this woman?
“And so all that matters is that Black and Brown people get their behinds into the factory and make me my streaks, make me my stuff, get there and do my nails, work, get back to work now and do the things that I, the comfortable affluent person, need. Isn’t that what we’re seeing in states like Texas?” she continued.
As if no white people work in those same jobs. This woman is deranged. Instead of seeing the situation in states opening up as opportunities for people who have been hurting badly by the forced government lockdowns for a year are able to get their lives back, able to work and feed their children, to pay their bills once again, this racist piece of garbage Joe Reid instinctively goes the racist route and says that white people are op[ening up their economies again because they want black people to pamper them with the goodness of life that they deserve but not people of color. That’s sick.
The perpetually angry Reid this week also said that Senator Time Scott (R-SC) was at a Republican press conference to oppose a minimum wage increase for the sole purpose of adding a “patina of diversity.” So, are they not supposed to include Scott in press conferences on subjects he’s very involved in because he’s black? Reid sounds like the south end of a northbound horse.
Notice the Congresswoman in the segment smiling at Reid’s racist comment.
Reid is an aggressively angry black racist who sees everything in life through the lens of race. Between bitter attacks against conservatives and especially conservative white people, and things like calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Clarence” to insult one of the greatest minds on the High Court as somehow being an Uncle Tom, a racial slur to black people who racists of all colors believe act obediently and subserviently to white people.
For a black woman who hates white conservatives enough to say so publicly with no regard to civility and never an ounce of remorse, you have to wonder how she still has a job in media. Does MSNBC condone such blatant racism or could it be that MSNBC is terrified to fire a racist black female anchor who throws bombastic rants out like an out-of-control petulant child?
We knew it would happen one day and that day has arrived. The Wokeness pathogen has now spread to toys.
Hasbro, the makers of the famous Mr. Potato Head, has gleefully announced that the long-beloved toy has gotten a makeover, and no longer has a fixed gender. I remember playing with Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head as a kid and I do not remember any anatomical parts. “Mommy, what’s this thing?”
Mr. Potato Head, a childhood staple since 1952, has been around for nearly seven decades. I am patiently awaiting the release of Septuagenarian Potato Head.
Full disclosure: I always thought Mr. Potato Head was modeled after CNN‘s Brian Stelter but now I realize he’s not old enough.
On Thursday, a report from the Associated Press said that Hasbro has renamed Mr. Potato Head to honor his gender neutrality and will call him simply “Potato Head,” and will be rolled out to the confused children everywhere starting this year.
Bloomberg reports that the new “Potato Heads,” will be more “sustainably made,” alluding to a company presentation for investors.
According to the report, the outlet also said that starting the fall, Hasbro will begin selling Potato Head family kits.
A spokesperson for the company said that the kits will come with two “non-gendered adult potatoes, one baby potato, and 42 accessories.” I can only imagine what the accessories will look like.
“That will let kids decide the parents’ gender, rather than being told they are ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs,'” Bloomberg reported, making a note that the company said that “the traditional Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head dolls will still ‘live on as part of the brand.'” They did not without elaborate and I do not blame them.
This guy has some good questions.
Reactions on social media were mixed, with most people leaning toward faulting the company over the move.
“Imagine thinking in the middle of a global pandemic: ‘What’s really important is dropping the ‘Mr’ from Mr Potato Head & making him gender-neutral in case we upset a few wokies.'”
Congressional candidate Catalina Lauf pointed out the ridiculousness of it all.
“Wow… Hasbro got rid of Mrs. Potato Head just like that?
Between this and destroying women’s sports — the left culture and policy stance has actually created the ultimate war on women”
Twitter user louise leslie, who identifies as a nonbinary, didn’t think much of the company putting a refreshed spin on the toy.
“As a non binary I’m more pissed off with the poor treatment of workers than the pronouns of a toy. Monopolies are attempting to fabricate a culture war to deflect these deep faults in capitalism.”
Nobody said crazy people do not have opinions.
Another user with an Esquire suffix gave an opinion.
“This is marketing stupidity. You want to include a gender neutral version, fine. Combine the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head gear into one box and call it ‘Potato Head.’ To drop ‘Mr.’ and/or ‘Mrs.’ potato head will only lead to decreased sales.”
jadedgamer responded to what I thought was humorous even if the tweeter did not when he tweeted, “And Mrs. Potato Head? What of her? Did Hasbro just brutally cancel in a most sexist manner this beloved female gendered character?”
“You do understand that by making the potato head gender neutral kids can make the figure make or female if they want right. Like you do understand this since it seems very clear….”
But everyone knows that Mrs. Potato Head was arrested by federal agents for her role in the Capitol insurrection on January 6.
I’m wondering if I’m the only one who realizes that both Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head are the exact same potato head and only the accessories that you plug into them make them different. I mean it’s not like they had any discernible anatomy from the get-go.
A lot of people were actually upset about this, so Hasbro felt the need to put out a tweet to let all the potato heads on Twitter know Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head aren’t going anywhere. You can’t make this stuff up.
“Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD”