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    RUMORS of an affair between Adam Levine and another woman made their rounds on the Internet and were met with mixed reactions from users. Adam, his wife Behati Prinsloo, and Instagram influencer Sumner Stroh were caught in a tangled web that went on to become the subject of several social media memes. 2Web netizens questioned Adam Levine's actions after he supposedly sent messages of a sexual nature to a number of womenCredit: Getty What is the 'that body of yours is absurd' Adam Levine meme? In September 2022, several of Adam Levine's DM's to Sumner Stroh went viral on social media. In the exchanges, Adam supposedly wrote to Sumner: "It is truly unreal how f*****g hot you are. Like it blows my mind. "I need to go rub one out. Then my head will be clear. I often think about when you used to get me into that place where I literally would stare and drool and do whatever you told me. "You are 50 times hotter in person. And so am I hahahah." Read More on Adam LevineSEXT PEST...
    During her confirmation hearing to become a federal judge in July 2020, Aileen Cannon, like virtually every GOP nominee, described herself as an “originalist.” Originalists claim to be paragons of judicial restraint, devoted to limiting the scope of their rulings, thereby not veering into the role assigned to the democratically elected branches of government to make laws and decide political and social policy. But Judge Cannon’s recent ruling in Donald Trump’s case against the United States government—ordering the partial shutdown of an investigation into the purloining of national security materials by the former president who appointed her—demonstrates that conservative jurisprudence has devolved into a brazen power grab, at direct odds with our democratic system of government, and the constitutional separation of powers. Cannon's order may ultimately be voided; but the fact that she issued it will remain as a stark warning about just how far Trump judges and other similarly minded GOP nominees—hundreds of whom have been installed, at all levels of the federal judiciary—are willing to engage in the very judicial “activism” they claim to abhor to serve radically...
    A senior Republican on Wednesday denounced the raid on Mar-a-Lago as part of a plot to target Joe Biden's likely 2024 election opponent, and accused the media of cheering on a second 'Russia hoax.' And Elaine Stefanik, the third most senior Republican in the House, said leaks justifying the operation would not be enough to protect the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice from scrutiny.  It comes after court documents revealed more information about why the F.B.I. searched former President Donald Trump's Florida home, and growing evidence of an effort to obstruct justice. The new revelations, in a Tuesday night filing, triggered angry outbursts from Trump loyalists of a witch hunt.  'This is Russia hoax 2.0 with the typical loyal media accomplices,' said Stefanik in a statement given to Axios.  'The latest leaked justification that started off as nuclear codes has now morphed into whatever Joe Biden's corrupt agencies think the media will transcribe as the loyal stenographers they are.' Leaks soon after the raid claimed that nuclear secrets were among the documents that Trump had ferried to Mar-a-Lago as...
    Sydney Sweeney has slammed 'absurd' claims regarding her family's political ties after fans began to speculate they were right-wing following her mother's recent hoedown-inspired 60th birthday party. The Euphoria star, 24, had shared snaps from the themed party to her Instagram account early Saturday, one of which featured a male partygoer wearing what appeared to be a Blue Lives Matter shirt. 'You guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention,' wrote the Euphoria star in a statement shared to Twitter. 'Please stop making assumptions. Much love to everyone ❤️ and Happy Birthday Mom!' she concluded. Shutting it down: Sydney Sweeney has slammed 'absurd' claims regarding her family's political ties after fans began to speculate they were right-wing following her mother's recent hoedown-inspired 60th birthday party The Euphoria star, 24, had shared snaps from the themed party to her Instagram account early Saturday, one of which featured a male partygoer wearing what appeared to be a Blue Lives Matter shirt Statement: 'You guys this is...
    As the polls closed in Wyoming, the focus over Rep. Liz Cheney became not whether she would win the Republican primary for Wyoming’s sole congressional seat, but by how much she would lose. And that loss was colossal. On this episode of The New Abnormal, hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy discuss whether the left loves Cheney and why she has no chance at becoming president. “I mean, look, she lost her job. She did it to take down Trump. I feel a little bit like her father created this world in which Trump could win a general [election],” Jong-Fast says. “Now she says it’s gone too far. I wish more Republicans had done it, but I'll never vote for her.” Levy agrees, adding that the left is not in love with Cheney and “anyone who says that is being absurd.” Also absurd, he says, is the notion that she will run for president. While Cheney said this week it’s “something that I am thinking about,” a potential presidential run “is the most insane thing I’ve ever heard, because she...
    Democratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait. “People are like, well, but let’s wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning. I mean, remember Merrick Garland is like a pit viper. He prosecuted the Oklahoma City bomber case, the Unabomber case, the Olympic bomber case. And I think these guys are really methodical,” Carville says on this episode of The New Abnormal politics podcast. Even if he didn’t have faith in Garland, Trump and the MAGA Republicans are not doing themselves any favors, Carville says. “Their defenses are just literally absurd. I mean, absurd. Like ‘he can declassify anything he wants,’ says Carville. Plus, “you ask ‘Why did Trump want all these documents?’ And the answer is the most logical reason: He was gonna sell them.” Carville also lists all of the very smart *sarcasm* GOP-ers running for office this midterm season and “everyone’s favorite third-party weirdo” Andrew Yang. Then, Matt Castelli, a former CIA officer and director for counterterrorism at the...
    NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson is recommending that Deshaun Watson receives a six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy. Here are suspensions that are longer than Watson’s. For the better part of the year, the NFL world was waiting on a decision regarding what type of punishment Deshaun Watson would receive after multiple women accused him of sexual assault and misconduct. Multiple reports indicated that a decision would be made by NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson on Monday morning. When Monday morning arrived, it was announced that Robinson is recommending that Watson receive a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. It is important to note that this decision is not final, as the NFL has three days to appeal the ruling. If the ruling is to stand, just take a look at some of the other suspensions handed out over the years that are longer than what Watson were to receive.Deshaun Watson’s recommended suspension is shorter than these examplesNFL suspensions: Calvin Ridley: 17 games, betting Vontaze Burfict: 12 games, targeting DeAndre Hopkins: 6 games,...
    At a House Oversight Committee hearing that included the families of victims of gun crimes and gun manufacturers themselves, Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) asked when spoon and fork manufacturers would be getting subpoenas. Hice claimed there is a “disturbing trend” of the committee of “going after both private citizens and the constitutional rights of American citizens” and demanded an apology from Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) for a “lack of leadership.” Hice called on Maloney to hold hearings on “soft on crimes” policies. “When are we going to have hearings in this committee holding people responsible in cities, municipalities, states, and right here in our own Congress for being soft on crime? When are we going to have hearings to do away with the ridiculous, outrageous policies of defunding the police?” the Republican congressman asked. Hice got more heated as he accused the committee of avoiding real issues and instead focusing on “political” hearings. “This is like the old saying that we’re going to blame the manufacturers of forks and spoons for obesity,” he said. “I guess you’re going to subpoena...
    Ryan Gosling and Ana De Armas' new thriller The Gray Man has been panned by critics - who branded the flick as 'a dull, derivative waste of money' and 'a cheap Jason Bourne ripoff.' The movie is set to air on the streaming site tomorrow, but some who got a sneak peek of the action-packed film were quick to slam it. Directed by the Russo Brothers (who were previously behind movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), the movie is about a top CIA agent who uncovers a dark secret within the agency, all while being hunted by a former colleague who has set a slew of international assassins after him. With a star-studded cast of Gosling, De Armas, Chris Evans, Rege-Jean Page, and Billy Bob Thornton, and a $200 million budget, many are excited for its premiere.  However, numerous critics have ridiculed the flick, with one calling it 'formulaic, bland, unoriginal, and disappointingly mediocre.' Ryan Gosling and Ana De Armas' new thriller The Gray Man has been panned by critics - who branded the flick as 'a dull,...
    Ted Cruz has blasted President Joe Biden's refusal to ease the Covid-19 entry restrictions on non-US citizens that see unvaccinated tennis champion, Novak Djokovic, barred from competing in this year's US Open. Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com Senator Cruz waded into the mounting controversy with the blunt demand, 'Let Novak Djokovic play.' Cruz, 51, is one of several high-profile Republicans to put the President on blast for continuing the restrictions that prevent unvaccinated non-US citizens from entering the country. Speaking to DailyMail.com, the cohort have branded the ban, 'absurd' and accused Biden of 'pushing for a forever pandemic' in a bid to control the lives of Americans. Their comments come as the White House confirms Biden, 79, has contracted Covid himself and is experiencing mild symptoms. They also come after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) confirmed its stance that, while it does not have specific vaccine requirements, it will 'respect the US government's position regarding travel in the country for unvaccinated non-US citizens.' Senator Ted Cruz, 51, is one of several Republicans to blast Joe Biden for continuing...
    Just call him “Curious” Jenkins. Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins has done a marvelous job in his two years at the helm. He’s helped turn a small-market team into a formidable Western Conference contender and a team to be reckoned with for years to come. I’d go as far as to say that he was shortchanged in NBA Coach of the Year voting. He finished second this season. But this is his first high-stakes playoff series, and the spotlight has not been kind to the young coach’s developing reputation. It’s said that character is revealed when pressure is applied. Well, Jenkins’ curiosity is coming out in this series against the Warriors. And let’s just say that it’s not a positive trait. First, he was curious if Jordan Poole intentionally injured Ja Morant’s knee when he grabbed it going for the ball in Game 3. It was a strange play, no doubt, but a ludicrous insinuation by the Grizzlies’ head coach. “Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and yanked it, which kind of triggered whatever happened,” Jenkins, 37, said. “So I’m...
    The US government is criticizing Vladimir Putin's claim that his war on Ukraine is 'defensive' as Moscow celebrates its World War II victory over Nazi Germany on its May 9 Victory Day celebration.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki accused Putin of 'perverting history' in his speech holding up Russia's military even as the western world accuses the Eastern European nation of perpetrating war crimes in slaughtering thousands of civilians during its brutal invasion. State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters it was 'patently absurd' for Russia's autocrat leader to say his operation in Ukraine was not an aggressive attack.  Meanwhile his counterpart at the Pentagon tore into the Russian government's accusations that Ukraine's government is run by Nazis.  'You know who's in Ukraine? Ukrainians. Not Nazis,' Defense Department press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Monday.  It comes as Putin attempted to cast his bloody war in a positive light during the Kremlin's Victory Day celebration in the Red Square, during which the nation honors the 27 million lives lost by the Soviet Union during World War II. 'You...
    On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Lead," fact-checker Daniel Dale deconstructed all the lies being used by Russian state media and government officials to try to wave away their military's massacre of civilians in Bucha. "The Russian government and its allies, they've been trying on deceive people," said anchor Jake Tapper. "They've been lying about the killing of civilians in Bucha outside Kyiv. What can you tell us about the misinformation?" "The Russian government has claimed that not a single local resident was killed while Russian troops were in Bucha, that evidence to the contrary was staged or faked or a hoax," said Dale. "These claims are frankly ridiculous. They're totally false. It has been conclusively demonstrated that civilians were indeed killed while Russian troops were in Bucha, and they say by Russia." "Let's walk through some of the deception here," Dale continued. "I want to show people just how hard Russia and its allies have been working to trick people. In early April, videos emerged of dead people on a street outside Bucha. So Russian officials quickly settled on...
    Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary. CROM CARMICHAEL: Michael, I’ve watched many of the clips of the hearings for Judge Ketanji Jackson. But what’s also interesting about this question about the fact that she’s unable to define a woman is that Senator Blackburn in her opening statement the day before, really made it very clear what Senator Blackburn’s interests were about Title IX and a whole bunch of other things. And so the question itself should not have come as a surprise. Senator Blackburn, I think, was completely taken aback by the answer and the nation ought to be completely taken aback, and women. I have a granddaughter who is a girl. I have another who’s in her teens playing high school volleyball. I have another grandbaby who’s a girl. And I want my female grandchildren’s rights to be protected. And...
    Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas showed off her new septum piercing on Wednesday ahead of her highly-anticipated debut at the NCAA championships, with the UPenn competitor the favorite to take home the title in the 500 yard freestyle.  Thomas, 22, has become the focus of intense debate throughout the sporting season, with passionately-held opinions on whether she should or should not be allowed to take part in women's competitions.  The Texan student was swimming for UPenn's men's team in 2019 when she began to medically transition, taking testosterone blockers and estrogen.  She is allowed to compete as a woman because she has completed the NCAA's required year of hormone treatment. On February 10 the NCAA announced they would not follow USA Swimming's lead and demand 36 consecutive months of testosterone-blocking treatment. Yet Thomas's participation has remained controversial. Lia Thomas is seen on Wednesday watching the NCAA swimming championships at Georgia Tech. On Thursday she will compete for the first time in the meeting Thomas, sporting a new septum piercing, is due to compete on Thursday in the 500 yard freestyle The UPenn...
    China is now backing a Russian conspiracy accusing the U.S. of operating labs in Ukraine to create biological weapons as a way to retroactively justify President Vladimir Putin's now-14-day attack. 'U.S. biolabs in Ukraine have indeed attracted much attention recently,' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Tuesday when speaking to reporters. 'All dangerous pathogens in Ukraine must be stored in these labs and all research activities are led by the U.S. side,' he added without providing evidence to the alleged America-run bio labs. A senior U.S. defense official called the claims 'laughable,' according to Fox News.  'The Russian narrative that they've put out there that the United States is somehow running or facilitating, you know, biological weapons labs in Ukraine and that these labs are going to pose a threat to the – this is of a piece of the Russian playbook here: claim they're the victims, create a false narrative to try to justify their own aggressive actions,' the official said. 'It is absurd. It is laughable. It is untrue,' they added. Earlier this week, Russian Ministry of...
    The New York Times faced backlash and mockery for an absurd fact check of a claim that President Joe Biden made during the State of the Union address. On Tuesday night, the president spoke for over an hour during his first SOTU, discussing Ukraine and Russia, and covering a range of other topics that included his tax plan, his Cancer Moon Shot, militant venison, and many others. But the NYT zeroed in on a claim the president made while discussing his economic agenda, specifically the passage of the American Rescue Plan, which he said “helped working people and left no one behind.” “And, folks it worked. It worked. It worked and created jobs — lots of jobs. In fact, our economy created over 6.5 million new jobs just last year, more jobs in one year than ever before in the history of the United States of America,” Biden said. NOT SO FAST, said the Times, which rated the claim only “Partially True” and tweeted a graphic that explained “Biden is correct on the numbers. But the government only started collecting this data in 1939.”...
    Baseball player Trevor Bauer broke his seven-month silence on Tuesday to tell of his relief after the sexual assault case against him being dropped due insufficient evidence. Bauer, 31, posted a video on Instagram on Tuesday where he slammed people for drawing 'premature conclusions based on an absurd amount of misinformation and false claims that have been circulated with absolutely no corroboration.' 'I know a lot of you have been waiting for me to address this,' he said. 'And I've wanted to, for some time now. And now I am finally able to speak.' Bauer, a pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was accused in July of choking a woman into unconsciousness, punching her repeatedly, and forcibly having anal sex without her consent during two sexual encounters. He strongly denied the allegations made by a woman known only as Ms. Hill. Trevor Bauer on Tuesday addressed the allegations of sexual assault made against him in July Bauer's accuser, identified by her attorneys as 'Ms. Hill,' claimed in her filing that she consented to have sex with Bauer on two occasions, but said he went overboard...
    Normal people don’t pay much attention to the United States Supreme Court. I don’t know why. Here’s nine people who tell us what the law is. They tell us what the law is even if their reasoning for it is trash. Such is the case with the court’s latest ruling. The six Republican justices could have said to themselves, “Gee, the pandemic is bad. It’s killing a lot of people. Maybe we shouldn’t second guess the people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to public health.” Nah. The court instead decided to second guess the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The White House had tried to implement the president’s vaccine-or-test mandate via OSHA’s statutory authority to regulate workplace safety. The mandate would have affected employers with over 100 workers, or about 100 million people. READ: Here's what it would really mean to prosecute Trump The Republicans justices make-believed they were public health experts. The covid, though it continues to rage through the workplace, isn’t an occupational hazard, they said. Why? It exists, like other hazards in...
    During the video, the narrator quips that "the lefties have just gone a little too far with this one" while pointing out how fast Thomas swam in relation to the competition. He then painstakingly points out the numerous times that female swimmers make their turns and continue racing while Thomas rests having finished well ahead of them. "Thomas is a 6-foot 3-inch strapping young man coursing with testosterone and here he is in a girls swimsuit competing with the girls," the narrator says. Since the story started receiving national attention, at least two teammates of Thomas's have spoken out about the unfair situation. One anonymous teammate said last week that having Thomas on the team is something that "secretly everyone just knows it’s the wrong thing to do." “When the whole team is together, we have to be like, ‘Oh my gosh, go Lia, that’s great, you’re amazing.’ It’s very fake,” the team member told Outkick. Another teammate expressed that the entire team is "angry" over the situation. "They feel so discouraged because no matter how much work they...
    A British art collective plans to launch a collection of NFTs purporting to grant ownership of the stars, as the crypto-art craze shows no signs of abating. The Ten Thousand Suns project, created by the Adequate Content collective, says it will issue 9,096 NFTs which correspond to every star visible with the naked eye from Earth later this month. Each NFT will grant proof of ownership of a unique digital artwork created by the collective, consisting of an interactive representation of the corresponding star in the sky.  The whimsical project seems to have piqued the interest of Warren Buffett's estranged granddaughter, the artist Nicole Buffett, who joined the group's online chat server on Discord. 'The absurd in art is a concept that is always kind of linked,' said one of the creators in an interview with DailyMail.com. 'That seems the point of art, to reach for the sublime.'   The Ten Thousand Suns project, created by the Adequate Content collective, says it will issue 9,096 NFTs which correspond to every star visible with the naked eye. Each NFT will consist of an...
    Inn the office WAS the Plan B Covid clampdown scribbled out on the back of a beer mat after a long night at a Whitehall bar? How else do you explain a rule that instructs workers to stay out of the office for fear of spreading the mutant Omicron strain — but says it’s just fine to sit in the pub with their colleagues? 2Work from pub is the most absurd example yet of what happens when the Government hits the panic buttonCredit: Getty There have been some barmy Covid edicts in the past two years, like having to buy a Scotch egg as a “substantial meal” just to be able to order a pint. But WFP — work from pub — is the most absurd example yet of what happens when the Government hits the panic button without proper thought. Tory MPs are not amused and are threatening to vote against Plan B, which also includes vaccine passports and compulsory mask-wearing in most indoor public places (unless, bizarrely, you happen to be singing at the time). Rightly, they...
    Although COVID-19 has killed more than 5.2 million people worldwide — according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio continues to downplay the pandemic’s severity and claim that “real America” needn’t worry about the pandemic. But CNN’s Phil Mattingly, slamming Jordan in a biting commentary, stressed that what Jordan considers “real America” is seeing the United States’ worst COVID-19 infection rates. On December 2, Jordan tweeted, “Real America is done with #COVID19. The only people who don’t understand that are Fauci and Biden.” By “real America,” the far-right MAGA Republican obviously means red states — and those states, Mattingly stressed, are suffering the most from COVID-19. Real America is done with #COVID19. \n\nThe only people who don\u2019t understand that are Fauci and Biden. — Rep. Jim Jordan (@Rep. Jim Jordan) 1638453854 Mattingly explained, “Right now, the U.S. is averaging more than 100,000 new COVID cases every day. That’s the highest level in two months. Is that what being done with COVID looks like?” The CNN host went on to show some U.S. maps demonstrating how...
    Brian Kilmeade dutifully defended Aaron Rodgers Monday morning by amplifying the Green Back Packer quarterback’s lie that he had been immunized from Covid-19. Last week it came to light — after the star QB contracted Covid-19 — that Rodgers did not get the jab and opted instead for homeopathic treatment. Rodgers also touted the medical advice he received from podcaster Joe Rogan (who has, as far as I know, zero professional medical experience) and he also blamed the “woke” crowd for going after his decision to not get the Covid-19 vaccine. Following a segment on the dangers of political wokism, Kilmeade stepped into a steaming pile of Aaron Rodgers’ mess. “Aaron Rogers is the latest one with this woke crowd,” the Fox & Friends co-host offered. “Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback arguably in the NFL. Now because he got immunized instead of getting the vaccine and it’s controversial, everybody has turned on Aaron Rodgers, the darling of mainstream media.” During an August press conference, Rodgers claimed that he had been immunized from Covid-19. But seeing as the star NFL...
    Meghan McCain slammed White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain for believing that inflation is a “high class problem”. “Only ‘high class people’ need groceries and gas?” the former co-host of “The View” tweeted Thursday in response to a post that Klain had retweeted. (RELATED: ‘Dragged’: Meghan McCain Blasts ‘Every Single Person In Biden Administration’ Over Fall Of Kabul) “What kind of absurd talking point is this?” she added. Only “high class people” need groceries and gas? What kind of absurd talking point is this? https://t.co/2eNFP2Yrrl — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 14, 2021 The former Fox News host’s post included a retweet of the White House Chief of Staff who shared a post from former Obama administration official Jason Furman reacting to the United States  “economic problems”.  (RELATED: ‘I’m Just Going To Rip The Band-Aid Off’: Meghan McCain Announces She’s Leaving ‘The View’) This https://t.co/ymh53nEHAg — Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) October 14, 2021 “Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems,” Furman’s tweet read. “We wouldn’t have had them if the unemployment...
    Jen Psaki: It’s “unfair and absurd” that companies would increase costs for consumers in response to us taxing them… https://t.co/eNCAknLqTq — Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio) 1632790465.0 What is the truth? Basic economics demonstrate that corporations often increase prices to cover higher taxes or forced wage increases. In fact, contrary to the White House's claims, someone is always on the hook for increased corporate taxes. "It is important to remember that corporate taxes must be paid by people. Any corporate tax increase will be paid by either shareholders/owners, employees in the form of lower wages, or customers in the form of higher prices," Forbes reported. That fact aside, the Wall Street Journal explained why the $3.5 trillion spending bill neither "costs zero dollars," nor raises enough revenue via tax increases to cover its cost. From the WSJ:In the real world, Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation says the bill raises $2.1 trillion over 10 years. Somebody must be paying more. Among the tax hikes are a 5.5 percentage point increase in the corporate income tax rate...
    Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Jon Stewart has admitted that he was wrong to dismiss Donald Trump. In 2015, Stewart reported on Trump’s White House bid during one of his last episodes as host of The Daily Show, referring to the former president’s candidacy as a comedic “gift from heaven.” “Thank you Donald, thank you Donald Trump, for making my last six weeks my best six weeks,” he said. “He is putting me in some kind of comedy hospice where all I’m getting is just straight morphine.” Stewart went on to call Trump’s announcement speech “the most beautifully ridiculous jibber-jabber ever to pour from the mouth of a batshit billionaire,” also cracking that “America’s id is running for president!” Well, none of us need a recap to know that “America’s id” went on to win the 2016 presidential election. “What I missed there is that his certainty, his ridiculousness, his shamelessness is what made him dangerous,” Stewart said of his past comments during a Wednesday interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought it made him a buffoon, and I thought that’s what...
    LeBron James is one of the active athletes with the most impact. ‘The King’ is for many the best basketball player that has been only behind Michael Jordan, and although the Warriors have spoiled the party in the last Finals, Akron’s is still a guy who demands his share of attention ( and therefore of jokes at his expense). Three days after losing the Finals, LeBron uploaded a video to his Instagram of him in the gym, with his head shaved, and singing the song of the Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley First Day Out. The video, which would quickly surpass one million views, is an ode to motivation. What’s more, if you have a lazy day, we recommend doing something similar to what LeBron does. Look. We do not know if because it was striking to see him so euphoric despite having lost the title, or because of his movements, the truth is that this video has created the last absurd challenge on the internet: imitating the Cavs player. The ‘LeBron James Challenge’ is as absurd as any other challenge,...
    BREAKING: WFOR is reporting that 4 teachers from Broward county have died of covid in a single day. Three were un… https://t.co/A8DgKo0Skr — Brianna Keilar (@Brianna Keilar)1628857377.0 "That is a stunning number," said Keilar in the video. "This is obviously going to be met with a lot of grief in that community, and it's showing the cost of COVID there, especially for the unvaccinated." That report came from a statement from Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco. Fusco later admitted that the union had mistakenly reported four teachers had died of the coronavirus. Instead, two teachers and a teacher aide had died of the coronavirus. Also, none of them had been vaccinated. All were in their 40s. Critics online immediately noted that the "absurd framing" of the story at CNN implied that the teachers had contracted the coronavirus at schools, but they had not. "This is an absurd framing," replied former CNN producer Steve Krakauer. "Broward county schools are not open until next week. You could say this about any occupation. It has...
                        Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed The Tennessee Star National Correspondent Neil McCabe to the newsmaker line to describe the reasoning behind the passing of a reckless infrastructure bill and the Democrats’ bait and switch on Republicans. Leahy: But for now, we want to talk with our Washington correspondent, the one and only and the very best Washington correspondent in the country, representing The Star News Network and The Tennessee Star, Neil McCabe. Good morning, Neil. McCabe: So good to be with you. Good morning. Leahy: The cavemen. Those 19 Republican senators who caved: Mitch McConnell, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Mitt Romney, they all genuflected before the Joe Biden agenda. They passed this $1.2 trillion “infrastructure monstrosity.” And then, surprise, surprise, four o’clock in the morning, they jam through this $3.5 trillion additional spending bill that has crazy things like, oh, I don’t...
    When a federal judge ruled in June that California’s ban on assault rifles was unconstitutional, he compared the weapon to a pocketknife. “Like the Swiss Army knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment,” wrote U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez. An AR-15 is a weapon of war, designed to kill an enemy. To equate an assault weapon with a pocketknife is totally wrong. There is no comparison. For health care providers who treat and care for its victims, gun violence is a public health crisis that demands preventive action. We must change the way gun violence is viewed. Last year, 20,000 people were killed in gun-related incidents across the country. Mass shootings receive the most publicity, but in major cities, gunshot victims come to the hospital every day. Imagine if 40 large passenger planes crashed every year, killing 20,000 people. We would ground the planes, identify the causes and find solutions. We do not have this urgency when it comes to gun violence. We must. As someone who has worked for...
    After a training camp session, New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett actually told reporters to call him coach instead of by his first name.  Who knew Deion Sanders and Jason Garrett had so much in common? Earlier this year, Sanders made headlines after he got upset a reporter didn’t call him coach during an interview. Now, Garrett is out here trying to tell folks how to do their jobs? Following a training camp session, the Giants offensive coordinator told members of the media to call him coach after they called him Jason. He’s got to be kidding here, right? Jason Garrett would like to be called "Coach." Noted. pic.twitter.com/JR5Ha9Omr1 — Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) August 5, 2021 Jason Garrett telling reporters to call him coach is an absolute jokeAs you can see in the video above, the reporters were incredibly kind to Garrett, saying it was nice to see him in person. Then, with a smirk on his face, he drops the coach line. Garrett is getting ripped for this on Twitter and rightfully so. Journalists don’t need to look...
    Welcome to the final episode of “The David Hookstead Show” for the week. On today’s episode, we’re talking about Senator Roger Marshall asking the DOJ to investigate ESPN, Dan Campbell has a crazy coffee routine, Joe Burrow is struggling in camp, Lane Kiffin says Nick Saban is underpaid after $84.4 million extension, Myles Brennan got hurt in a freak fishing accident, “Yellowstone” prequel “1883” adds Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Sam Elliott to the cast and rumors swirl about the sexually graphic nature of “Blonde.” Let’s jump in! TOPICS: Senator Asks The DOJ To Investigate ESPN. Is The Reason Why Justified? NFL Coach Admits To Drinking A Shocking Amount Of Coffee. Could The Amount Give A Regular Person A Heart Attack? Joe Burrow Is Reportedly Having Major Problems Training Camp. Should Bengals Fans Be Worried? ‘The University Changes’: Lane Kiffin Reveals If Nick Saban Is Underpaid After Agreeing To An $84.4 Million Extension Star SEC QB Suffers Terrible Injury In Freak Fishing Accident. Here’s What We Know ...
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz called out Cedric Richmond and Democrats for claiming Republicans are the reason law enforcement has been defunded as violent crime surges in U.S. cities. The lawmaker told "Hannity" Monday that the stance from the senior Biden White House aide is as "absurd" as claiming that Democrats support a "border wall" to curb illegal immigration.  TED CRUZ:  Sean, I have to say it is remarkable that the White House is now apparently employing comedians. For them to run out and claim Republicans want to defund the police is like an arsonist showing up at the fire and blaming the firemen. That is like the Chinese blaming the Americans for the Wuhan virus. That is like O.J. saying he’s going to help find the real killer. That is like Democrats saying they are the ones that want to build the wall. It is absurd. It is ridiculous and they know it, but you know what, they’re also counting on the media all encircling Joe Biden in saying ‘poor uncle Joe, he doesn’t want to abolish the police.’ The last time Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor of New York campaigned on defunding the police, cut a billion dollars from the NYPD.  Last...
    Megyn Kelly blasted a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that children under 11 should wear masks “until vaccinated.” “This is ABSURD,” Kelly tweeted to her millions of followers Thursday. “We are NOT masking 2-11 year olds ‘until vaccinated.’ NO.” (RELATED: Megyn Kelly: Meghan Markle ‘Covered Herself In Blood Diamonds’ While Claiming To Not Be Into The ‘Grandeur’ Of Being A Royal) This is ABSURD. We are NOT masking 2-11 year olds “until vaccinated.” NO. https://t.co/7OTOd1unc6 — Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 28, 2021 Megyn’s post included a retweet of another tweet questioning if the “@AmerAcadPeds studied the long-term effects of masking toddlers on their development?” (RELATED: Fauci Hints That CDC Could Soon Free Children Of Mask Mandates) “Weighed the trade-offs?” the person added. “Consider the fact that America is an outlier in regularly masking small kids, w/ no discernible difference in spread?”(RELATED: Megyn Kelly Defends Piers Morgan, Says ‘In An Era Of Free Speech Being Stifled’ We ‘Need More’ Like Him, Not ‘Fewer’) Has anyone in the @AmerAcadPeds studied the long-term effects of masking toddlers on their development?...
    Following the Senate GOP’s filibuster of a Jan. 6 commission bill, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia lamented the outcome by claiming that enough Republican senators would have voted to advance the bill if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hadn’t gotten in the way. "It was an awful lot of Republicans that would have supported it if it hadn't been for [McConnell’s] personal intervention,” Manchin told reporters, suggesting that some 13 or 14 had favored the commission but for McConnell’s personal appeal to block it. Instead, just six Senate Republicans voted to proceed. "To see fear take over is truly disheartening," Manchin noted. Presumably, Manchin intended to suggest that, yes, reasonable Republicans exist and more than a dozen of them would have patriotically voted for an investigation into a failed coup attempt if only McConnell hadn’t meddled in the outcome. Instead, what Manchin highlighted was exactly how self-defeating it is to negotiate with Senate Republicans. Mitch McConnell effectively has veto power over every vote, and he has stated repeatedly and relentlessly that his sole objective is dooming President Joe Biden’s agenda. "100% of my focus is on...
    A CNN Newsroom panel of Jim Acosta, Margaret Hoover, and John Avlon blasted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) comments comparing Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the Nazis for requiring House members to wear masks, calling her comments “completely absurd and frankly evil,” and openly asking if her brain were broken. Unsurprisingly, Greene’s remarks comparing the Holocaust to Pelosi’s CDC-supported mask policies met with sharp criticism. But when Greene was interviewed by a local reporter about her remarks, she not only doubled down, she insisted that she had said nothing wrong and claimed that “any rational Jewish person” would agree with her objection to “overbearing mask mandates.” Acosta played a series of clips of other controversial comments by Greene, calling them “baffling.” “And then this latest incident of comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust,” said Acosta. “I think her brain is broken.” “I don’t think there’s any other conclusion to get to,” Avlon replied, “but the concern is about the GOP recognizing that they have incubated this particular flavor of crazy and a refusal to clearly condemn it, from the leadership.” Rep....
    A craft company have been slammed for flogging 'disturbing' knitted 'packers' for trans kids to put in their underwear so they feel like they have male genitals - even allowing parents to pick their length. US- based company Stitchbug Studio claimed they had made their mini genital-shaped Bitty Bug Soft Packer 'appropriate for children' since their other 'gender affirming' products are only fit for teens and adults. The controversial £4.20 item is available in multiple colours and sizes between 1in-2.5in and was even advertised on the company's website using a photo of a teddy bear with a bulge protruding from his children's underpants. When the listing was shared on Twitter on Sunday it faced a barrage of criticism branding it 'insane', while an outspoken UK trans campaigner known as Rose of Dawn labelled the idea 'absurd' and 'inappropriate'. Stitchbug Studio have been slammed for flogging 'disturbing' knitted 'packers' for trans kids to put in their underwear so they feel like they have male genitals - even allowing parents to pick their length. Pictured, Stitchbug Studios' Bitty Bug Soft Packer It was...
    David Beckham Juggles Soccer Ball 100 Times to Honor Late Captain Tom Moore on 101st Birthday Warren Buffett says Robinhood is catering to the gambling instincts of investors Nick Saban appeared to be holding a cup of coffee — even though it was after 4 p.m. — when he stepped behind a University of Alabama podium on Feb. 1, 2017. It was National Signing Day and Saban was about to discuss a group of recruits that would prove to be among the greatest of all time — part of two national titles teams (and a 51-4 record) the past four seasons. Eleven of them were selected in the past three NFL drafts, including a whopping eight in the first round and six in the top 15. And that’s just so far. As many as six more could be redshirt-senior starters for the 2022 Crimson Tide that is, again, expected to be a national title contender. It’s an astounding recruiting haul, so astounding that Saban almost looked happy that day. Almost. “How’s everybody?” Saban asked, although he didn’t really wait...
    Andrew Giuliani fiercely defended his father Rudy Wednesday, blasting the FBI raid on the former New York City mayor's home as "disgusting" and "absurd." "I am speaking as a son and a concerned American," Giuliani told reporters outside Rudy Giuliani's Big Apple home. "Anybody, any American, whether you are red or blue, should be extremely disturbed by what happened here today, by the continued politicization of the Justice Department. "This is disgusting. This is absolutely absurd." The younger Giuliani's comments came after federal investigators executed a search warrant on Rudy Giuliani's home, seizing electronic devices. FEDS RAID RUDY GIULIANI APARTMENT IN UKRAINE INVESTIGATION The raid, which was first reported by the New York Times, comes as federal authorities were investigating whether he violated the law by lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials in 2019. Giuliani has served as former President Donald Trump's personal attorney on a number of high-profile matters. According to Giuliani's attorney Robert Costello, seven FBI agents arrived at the apartment at 6 a.m. on Wednesday and remained for roughly two hours. The agents seized several electronic devices, including laptops and cell phones. Andrew Giuliani,...
    'Fifth Column Podcast' host Kmele Foster criticized President Biden's stated claim in reaction to the Derek Chauvin verdict that Black Americans are living in perpetual fear when they go about menial daily tasks is unfounded and "absurd." -- in an interview on "Fox News Primetime." FOSTER: I think talking about people being perpetually afraid of being murdered on their way to the gas station or while shopping at the supermarket effectively by members of law enforcement -- that was the ostensible intimation on the part of the president during his remarks -- and I just think that it is absurd. I don't think people actually live in fear in that way.  ... If we are talking about these things in hyperbolic ways and we are ignoring the actual circumstances that genuinely make people afraid to leave their houses in certain circumstances, the historic rises and murder rates in many cities in this country over the course of the last 12 months in many respects [are] connected directly to civil unrest that gripped the country during the wake of this what has been described as a racial reckoning, I don't think we're being serious. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEWThis article was written...
    It’s humiliating for President Joe Biden that in the almost three weeks since he appointed Kamala Harris as his border point woman, she still hasn’t visited the disaster zone, come up with a plan or held a press conference on the migrant crisis. Instead, she’s visited a water treatment plant in California and a bakery in Chicago, where the press pool reported on her sweet tooth last week. "Her favorite is German chocolate, and [she] gets that for her birthday each year, and her staff had pre-ordered a slice for her. The bakery’s specialty is caramel cake, and she said she was looking forward to that too." Riveting stuff. CONCHA ON KAMALA HARRIS' 'MEDIA BLACKOUT' ON BORDER CRISIS: BIDEN ADMIN 'ACTING MORE LIKE PYONGYANG' Meantime, the self-inflicted humanitarian tragedy at the southern border has spiraled out of control, opinion polls are heading south, the Biden appointee in charge has abruptly resigned, El Salvador’s president has refused to meet the visiting US envoy, and the VP is defying her boss and staying far away from the stinking mess to protect her...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday rallied to the defense of a new Georgia election law that President Joe Biden attacked as 'Jim Crow on steroids' – and issued a threat to 'woke' corporations who have begun lining up against it. The state's law, signed last month by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, has become a battleground for Democratic charges of voter suppression as state legislatures around the country respond to former President Trump's claim of election fraud with new restrictions on voter IDs and mail-in ballots. 'The President has claimed repeatedly that state-level debates over voting procedures are worse than Jim Crow or 'Jim Crow on steroids,' the Kentucky Republican said in a blistering statement. 'Nobody actually believes this. Nobody really thinks this current dispute comes anywhere near the horrific racist brutality of segregation. But there's an old cynical saying that 'history is just the set of lies agreed upon.' And a host of powerful people and institutions apparently think they stand to benefit from parroting this big lie.'  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came to the defense...
    This is probably one of those days Mike Francesa wishes he still had a New York radio show. The former WFAN host was already fired up about the Mets’ contract talks with Francisco Lindor on Wednesday afternoon when the offer to the star shortstop was for 10 years and $325 million. Later that night, the two sides came to an agreement on a 11-year, $341 million deal. “This Lindor contract is absurd,” Francesa tweeted. “First 10 year contracts are terrible for the club. In this case, the Mets went the extra mile. “If he walks away from 10 for 325 and has a bad year here, which many first-year stars do, he will regret forever. If Mets budge they are weak and stupid.” The Mets did budge, as did Lindor, who initially was asking for 12 years and $385 million. Either Francesa has not seen the news yet, or is figuring out the perfect 280-character annihilation of Steve Cohen.
    A seven-year-old boy has been charged with rape after an alleged incident on Thanksgiving in upstate New York. New York State Police charged the unidentified child, of Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border, with third-degree rape on March 23, according to WWNY.  The boy was released and will reportedly be tried as a juvenile delinquent.   Authorities said the incident was first reported on November 26. No further details have been released about the incident or about the age of the alleged victim.    A seven-year-old boy has been charged with rape after an alleged incident that took place on Thanksgiving in Brasher Falls, upstate New York It is also not clear what relation, if any, the suspect and the victim are to one another but police said the case will be handled in Family Court.  A Queens attorney who handles youth defense cases slammed authorities as 'absurd' for bringing the charges against the 7-year-old and said he believes it is almost an 'impossibility' that they will stick.   'Instinctually, it shouldn't happen that a 7 year old - I don't think...
    Some Democrats pushing to end or change the filibuster have argued this week that the 60-vote threshold for passing bills in the Senate is racist and therefore should be eliminated — but one legal expert says that charge is simply untrue. “That is an absurd claim and historically inaccurate,” Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation's Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, told the Washington Examiner. “It has nothing to do with Jim Crow. In fact, remember, it started in 1806, when slavery was legal throughout the United States.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said on Thursday that the filibuster “has deep roots in racism.” Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democrat, this week said the filibuster is “a relic of Jim Crow.” And others are pointing to the historical role the filibuster has played in delaying the passage of civil rights legislation to argue that the Senate should no longer allow an archaic rule to obstruct progress. THE FILIBUSTER EXPLAINED: BREAKING DOWN THE DEBATE SUPERCHARGED BY BIDEN...
    Polish MEP Ryszard Legutko, of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, said the EU Parliament voting to make the bloc an “LGBTIQ freedom zone” was “absurd.” Earlier this week, the European Parliament voted by 492 to 141 to declare the political bloc a “zone of freedom” for “LGBTIQ” people, which was described as an act against allegedly increasing homophobia in conservative EU member-states like Poland. After calling the debate “absurd,” Legutko went on to accuse the EU Parliament of “only [being] interested in its ideology. They want to assert all of this at any price, they are denying freedom in this manner,” EU Observer reports. “Western Europe is engaging in ideological propaganda. At kindergarten age, you want to introduce ridiculous stories about gender,” Legutko lamented. The European Parliament’s move was largely directed at Poland and the adoption of “Regional Charters of Family Rights” by Christian conservative-led local authorities in the Slavic country. Over a hundred regions, counties, and municipalities in Poland which have declared themselves free of LGBT “ideology” are being described by the Western press, somewhat misleadingly, as “LGBT-free zones”. (There are no laws...
    Alex Wong/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki found herself being pressed to say whether President Joe Biden intends to kill his dog, and that was arguably not the most absurd situation she faced this week. If you thought the Brady Briefing Room was a surreal hellscape worthy of a Twin Peaks dream sequence last week, this week would like last week to hold its beer. But through it all, Psaki continued to display the very particular set of skills that has endeared her to a growing army of fans — anti-Trump PAC MeidasTouch even has an extensive line of Psaki merchandise, and there’s a Psaki anthem as well — who celebrate her every head tilt, bemused smirk, and calmly delivered so-called “Psaki bomb.” The week began with the escalating story of First Dog Major Biden’s alleged aggression, which was reported to have caused him and his older brother Champ Biden to be deported to Wilmington. Psaki had to weigh in on MSNBC’s Morning Joe without giving much detail, but was clear that the White House stood with Major. But...
    American Vogue was yesterday branded absurd for suggesting the phrase 'a niggling worry' was racist towards Meghan Markle. The magazine criticised a Daily Mail front page for using the words alongside Harry and Meghan's engagement photo in 2017. It was used in a headline to signpost to an inside article written by Sarah Vine.  American Vogue suggested the word was racist, even though 'niggling' means 'to gnaw at' or a 'persistent annoyance'. An online article by the British fashion journalist Hamish Bowles (pictured) in American Vogue reaches new heights of idiocy It was used in a headline to signpost to an inside article written by Sarah Vine The magazine admitted as much, yet went on to level what the Mail called an 'extremely serious and unfounded allegation' of racism. What the OED says The word 'niggle' has been in the English language since the late 16th century.  The Oxford English Dictionary says its origin is uncertain, but it may derive from Swiss German or Scandinavian. It has several meanings in English, including 'to cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort or...
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