The 811-word gaffe:
In a piece on The Times of Israel site headlined “When Genocide is Permissible,” the New York-based blogger waited until the end of his 811-word diatribe to deliver his damning thesis statement:
“I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there,” Gordon writes. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide, is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?”
Within moments, outraged reactions began pouring in on Twitter—including one from this writer—and shortly after, the post was taken down.
The first rule of IDF Fight Club is there is no IDF Fight Club.
The second rule is, “They started it….”
Amanda Carpenter, writer of Cruz speeches, hater of special needs children, really seems to get butthurt every time the President speaks or does something:
I’d say she is having a bad week, but I’m pretty sure she’s this dumb 24/7/365.
A former general manager at Taco Bell has sued the Mexican fast food restaurant, claiming she was fired from her position because she hired Hispanic employees.
The lawsuit claims that Taco Bell operations leader, Mark Lewis, visited O’Connell location “and saw a Hispanic employee by the name of Feliciano Romero. Lewis remarked to plaintiff, ‘Didn’t I tell you not to hire Hispanics?’ or words to that effect.”
Well, it’s not like it’s real Mexican food anyway…
Meet Amanda Carpenter, speechwriter and adviser to Ted Cruz:
Here is a tweet Carpenter sent out today:
Here is the story behind the Katy Perry concert:
President Barack Obama says the Special Olympics and its athletes represent values like pride, dignity and teamwork that offer lessons for all people.
Obama is marking the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics with a dinner and celebration at the White House. He’s praising athletes who have gone on to contribute to their communities in various ways after competing in the Special Olympics.
Professional athletes, A-list celebrities and singers like Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry are gathering in a specially decorated East Room for the occasion. Perry plans to perform later in the evening.
Amanda Carpenter is a dick.
h/t Oliver Willis
RIP ReaganBook, we hardly knew ye:
Oh Jeebus, the 9/11 truthers are going to have a field day with this:
Scientists have found the secrets of the old ship unearthed in 2010 under the ruins of the Twin Towers. First, the large vessel—buried under 22 feet (6.7 meters) of soil and wreckage—was built around the same time the Declaration of Independence was signed. There’s more—but there’s also one big mystery left unsolved.
By comparing the wood’s ring patterns with the historical record, researchers at Columbia’s Tree Ring Lab led by Dr Martin-Benito found that the ship was built in a Philadelphia shipyard around 1773. Most importantly, the rings matched samples from Independence Hall—the building where the founding fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Obviously, 9/11 was an inside job committed by Freemason Founding Fathers —who were all cryogenically frozen and who also happen to be alien lizard people — attempting to unearth their steampunk space galleon in order to return to their home planet.
There really can be no other explanation.
Well, this is quite disturbing…
Children’s Christian revivals.
Evangelical Christians around the globe are increasingly holding large children’s revivals where they practice a disturbing ritual called “anointing by the holy spirit,” “being slain by the holy spirit,” “catching the holy ghost,” or “falling out.”
It is intimidating, physically coercive, deeply stressful, and emotionally manipulative. Children are under tremendous pressure to cooperate, to mimic the adults’ bizarre behaviors, and to avoid being judged unworthy, disappointing, or worse, under Satan’s spell.
By the way, these same people want to have a say about your health and reproductive choices.
Today on Sesame Street, Elmo goes on a ride-along with officer Stan and learns about street justice:
(Photo credit: Josh Marshall)