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Democrats Find a Candidate to Set Money On Fire Running Against Mitch McConnell

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Amy McGrath, right, with her husband, Erik Henderson, waves to supporters after being elected as the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Democrats have found their woman in Kentucky. Amy McGrath, who managed to lose the most winnable swing seat in the state in 2018 during an election that heavily favored Democrats, is going to challenge Mitch McConnell.

This of course has the media salivating. MSNBC even did a coordinated roll out, including a hit piece about McConnell’s ancestors owning slaves and a softball Morning Joe interview today. They aren’t even trying to hide that they are a campaign arm of the Democratic party at this point.

Here’s “journalist” Kasey Hunt fangirling over the news.

I’ll go ahead and spoil things. This is not going to be a “blockbuster” race.

This is a state that Trump won by 30% in 2016. Even in 2014, McConnell vanquished a much stronger candidate by 15 points. The difference between 2014 and 2020 is that Republicans actually like Mitch McConnell now, both because he’s shown backbone in major battles under Trump and because his social media team have managed to make him far more likable. If anything, he’s in a better position today than he was in his last election.

McConnell’s team is already hitting McGrath on her numerous weaknesses.

McGrath is just an awful candidate to run against McConnell. You don’t win statewide in Kentucky by saying you are the “most progressive person” in the state. That’s going to haunt her in a largely Republican state running against the Senate Majority Leader who’s suddenly earned a positive following, even the anti-establishment, conservative right.

The Beto O’Rourke comparison is spot-on, except the beat down will be much worse in the end. The media are going to pump this race, paint McGrath as historic figure, and present a narrative that McConnell isn’t going to actually beat her by double digits. In the end, it won’t be close and Democrats will set lots of money on fire to lose an already solidly red seat.

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The Reason Why the Home Depot Boycott Was Doomed to Fail Before It Even Began Is Simple

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Earlier I covered the fact that the co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, was revealed to be a Trump supporter who plans on donating millions to Trump’s campaign for 2020 just like he did for Trump in 2016. This sparked a trending Twitter hashtag “#BoycottHomeDepot” which, upon exploring the hashtag on the site for a bit, produced far more backlash against supporters of the hashtag than agreement with it.

As I wrote Tuesday morning, what’s likely going to happen is that Home Depot may actually experience a small spike profits due to people shopping there out of spite. It happened with Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby, and there’s no reason to believe Home Depot won’t experience the same bump.

But even if people don’t go to Home Depot to troll the outrage brigades on the left with their wallets, Home Depot likely won’t suffer one lost cent due to the internet hashtag and it’s for a very simple reason.

The people who are boycotting Home Depot don’t go to Home Depot.

Let’s break this down. The solid majority of people who would support a hashtag like this, or even know what a hashtag is, are around Millennial aged. I’m sad to say, as a member of that generation, that millennials are too often inept when it comes to skills older generations easily understood.

In 2014, author and economist Neil Howe wrote a piece in Forbes detailing studies that showed millennials are sorely lacking life skills despite the fact that they are the most educated generation the world has ever produced:

In fact, Millennials are unfamiliar with a broad range of life skills. They are less likely than older generations to know how to sew, make basic home repairs, or drive manual-transmission cars. With GPS always at their fingertips, many never really learned to use physical landmarks to guide them. Some can’t even imagine how people functioned before mobile IT. One Millennial wrote an article asking older people how they used to look up information, meet up with friends in public places, and handle getting lost without smartphones. A Boomer responded that he visited the library, scheduled meet-ups, and learned to read a road map.

Millennials can’t be fully blamed for this. Technology has advanced so far that needing to learn these things hasn’t become as important as it used to be. If a millennial presses the right buttons on their smart phone, someone will show up to their door and fix whatever problem they’re having with their home. Howe even makes mention of this:

Generational traits are also contributing to this attitudinal shift. Millennials tend to trust “the system” and don’t mind relying on digital infrastructure for everything. Boomers and Xers are more likely to think that one day it might fail them. So they have backup plans. As one “modern survival” blogger put it in a post about the younger generation, if and when everything goes wrong, “there are so many that will just be so clueless. No common sense and no skills.”

Back to the Home Depot boycott. A lot of the people expressing rage at the fact that someone would dare to support Trump openly are likely the same ones that, should something break in their home, would call a person to come fix it. That blue collar worker who is going to fix the problem is going to have to go somewhere to get the materials necessary to fix the problem.

Chances are he’s going to go to Home Depot. Everything he would need he can find it there in one spot.

And that man likely supports Trump. According to the Washington Examiner, blue collar workers like Trump, and even those whom were expected to go to Biden ended up heading in the opposite direction. This includes the older generations who are more likely to visit Home Depot themselves:

In a survey of key battleground states conducted after Biden entered the 2020 Democratic primary, Trump not only has a 46%-44% edge, but he has a 26-point lead among non-college educated workers earning $75,000 or less, considered the blue-collar base and a Biden target.

What’s more, the battleground state survey from WPA Intelligence showed that Trump does better with Biden’s other main support group, older voters, and has a 48%-44% lead over Biden in Florida, dubbed the Democrat’s “firewall.”

The Home Depot boycott, despite its status as a viral trending hashtag, is about as hollow and hefty as a Wiffle ball.

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Elizabeth Warren Targeted a Trump Backer for Investigation and Is Using It as a Campaign Issue

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One of the standard claims regularly made by the left is that Donald Trump has used federal law enforcement to go after his enemies. While there is no evidence whatsoever to indicate that any of Trump’s enemies have received any scrutiny from law enforcement, there is a great deal of evidence to indicate that President Trump and the people round him have been targeted for investigation because Democrats have demanded it. The latest point of reference is GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy.

Federal prosecutors have intensified their wide-ranging federal investigation into Elliott Broidy, a top fund-raiser for President Trump, signaling the Justice Department’s continued interest in questions about foreign influence on the administration.

In recent months, federal authorities have searched Mr. Broidy’s Southern California office and subpoenaed records related to him from a onetime business partner and from Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee. They have reportedly asked the authorities in Romania for assistance investigating associates with whom Mr. Broidy worked to win military intelligence contracts potentially worth as much as $64 million.

They have also charged four people who worked with Mr. Broidy on plans to influence the administration, including on behalf of interests in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. While the charges against three of his associates were unrelated to their work with Mr. Broidy, most have been asked about their relationships with him, according to several people familiar with the investigation.

Taken together, the steps suggest mounting pressure on Mr. Broidy. And they underscore the legal questions raised by his efforts to parlay his access into business advantage in the frenetic weeks after Mr. Trump’s election, and then to influence the new administration’s policies toward the Middle East, where he was pursuing contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Just some quick points here. First, this is not Broidy’s first rodeo in regards to similar accusations. The allegations seem to be that Broidy got access to the Trump campaign by raising money. According to the allegations, Broidy got free tickets to events because he was a fundraiser. He gave the free tickets to various people with whom he wished to do business. And, because these people were foreign nationals, this is a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act which forbids giving foreign officials anything “of value” in order to try to win business. There is no evidence, beyond the allegation, that anything like this took place.

I’m totally agnostic on this because I’m not a lawyer and I only know what I’ve read in the New York Times which means that I don’d know very much. But the facts in this case have little bearing on the issue.

So how did this come about?

Shortly after the inauguration, Elizabeth Warren and Richard “Rambo” Blumenthal asked the Justice Department then under the management of Dan Boente to investigate their claim that Broidy “used access to President Trump as a valuable enticement to foreign officials who may be in a position to advance Mr. Broidy’s business interests abroad.”

It would seem that where Justice hasn’t had the time to look at any of the criminal referrals issued by House Intelligence, Judiciary, or Oversight Committees when it was controlled by the GOP, it sort of tripped over its own feet doing the bidding of Warren and Blumenthal.

With Justice supinely acting as a Democrat party enforcer, Warren is now making a campaign issue of an investigation that she demanded of a political opponent who has yet to be charged with a crime, much less convicted.

The fight Warren is carrying on is less about corruption than it is about score settling and damaging the Trump administration and if an innocent man suffers loss of time, money, property, reputation, or even freedom in the service of that goal, well, too bad. Regardless of the merits of the case, campaigning on using your personal clout to strong arm the Justice Department into investigating someone who is a political opponent is something that just isn’t done in American politics. Trump supporters might chant “lock her up” at Hillary Clinton, but Hillary’s ample ass remains free and staggering about the countryside and there is zero chance that she’s indicted because that is not how our government is supposed to operate.

Attorney General Bill Barr needs to take a serious look at this nonsense and determine whether anyone besides a highly visible Trump fundraiser would be targeted for prosecution based on these facts. And why Department of Justice is taking cues from a couple of batsh** crazy Democrats and ignoring House GOP members. I think we all know the answer to that.

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Summer of Crazy: Marco Rubio Recaps the Past Week of Nuttiness and Wonders the Same Thing We All Are

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We’re only a few precious weeks into the summer, but while normal people have already taken the opportunity to ditch their phones and relax by the pool, go on vacation, and/or do other types of outdoorsy things they enjoy, the online outrage machine hasn’t stopped. In fact, it has been cranked up into even higher gears than normal.

The latest example comes from the liberal fauxtrage machine in response to the news that Home Depot’s co-founder announced he would be supporting President Trump’s reelection campaign:

Home Depot shoppers have been threatening to boycott the store after its co-founder, Bernie Marcus, revealed in a recent interview that he’d be donating to President Trump’s re-election bid.

“Never shopping @HomeDepot again,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Cutting up my card,” another said.

Marcus, who retired from Home Depot in 2002, has been a vocal Trump supporter in the past — despite not always agreeing with him.

“He’s got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview, which has been making the rounds on social media.

Between the Home Depot boycott, Nike’s absurd decision not to sell the Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe, a Tempe, AZ Starbucks kicking out police officers, the disturbing Blue Bell ice cream licking incidents, and others, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked the same question Monday many of us are wondering about:

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We are living in some incredibly crazy times.

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The Internet Promotes Boycotting Home Depot After Retired Co-Founder Openly Says He’s Pro-Trump

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The co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, became wealthy as his stores opened up all sorts of possibilities for the DIYers and made it far easier for construction workers to operate. As a businessman who helped businesses build businesses, it should come as no surprise that Marcus appreciates businessmen, and so he seems to like Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Marcus admitted that he likes Trump — while not agreeing with everything he does and says — and made it no secret that he’s donated millions to his campaign. He also plans to do so again. Not as much as he does to philanthropic causes, but enough to help the President’s reelection:

He also has been a major political donor. According to OpenSecrets.org, he was a top contributor to Donald Trump during his presidential run. And Marcus told the AJC that he plans to support the president’s re-election bid. While Trump “sucks” at communication, Marcus said, the president deserves praise for boosting U.S. jobs, confronting China on trade and taking action against Iranian and North Korean aggression.

Marcus said his political giving remains far smaller than what he gives to philanthropic causes and what he plans to give in the future.

As you can probably imagine, the left lost its ever loving mind over this and are now attempting to generate a boycott against Home Depot with a fancy new hashtag, “#BoycottHomeDepot.”

The hashtag went viral, but the problem is that tweets actually looking to promote the hashtag are far fewer than I expected with the hashtag allegedly being so popular. At the time of this writing, at least, much of the contributions to the hashtag are people making fun of the few people who are actually planning on boycotting the store because its co-founder is pro-Trump.

On that note, Marcus actually retired in 2002 and, once again, the left is wasting its outrage on something that won’t hurt the person guilty of wrong-think.

What will likely happen is that Home Depot won’t see any damages from this “boycott.” People who shop at Home Depot do so because it helps them do work and it’s the easiest place to shop for tools and materials. Like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby before it, we can probably look forward to seeing people enthused to shop there just to spite people being angry about its now retired founder being a Trump backer.

 

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Summer of Crazy: Marco Rubio Recaps the Past Week of Nuttiness and Wonders the Same Thing We All Are

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We’re only a few precious weeks into the summer, but while normal people have already taken the opportunity to ditch their phones and relax by the pool, go on vacation, and/or do other types of outdoorsy things they enjoy, the online outrage machine hasn’t stopped. In fact, it has been cranked up into even higher gears than normal.

The latest example comes from the liberal fauxtrage machine in response to the news that Home Depot’s co-founder announced he would be supporting President Trump’s reelection campaign:

Home Depot shoppers have been threatening to boycott the store after its co-founder, Bernie Marcus, revealed in a recent interview that he’d be donating to President Trump’s re-election bid.

“Never shopping @HomeDepot again,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Cutting up my card,” another said.

Marcus, who retired from Home Depot in 2002, has been a vocal Trump supporter in the past — despite not always agreeing with him.

“He’s got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview, which has been making the rounds on social media.

Between the Home Depot boycott, Nike’s absurd decision not to sell the Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe, a Tempe, AZ Starbucks kicking out police officers, the disturbing Blue Bell ice cream licking incidents, and others, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked the same question Monday many of us are wondering about:

I was asking myself the same thing after finding out this week that air conditioning is sexist. Westlake Legal Group 1f609 Summer of Crazy: Marco Rubio Recaps the Past Week of Nuttiness and Wonders the Same Thing We All Are washington D.C. Starbucks Social Media republicans Politics North Carolina Media Marco Rubio home depot Front Page Stories Front Page Florida Featured Story Featured Post democrats Culture Congress Blue Bell Ice Cream Betsy Ross Flag Allow Media Exception

We are living in some incredibly crazy times.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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AOC Shocked That It Rains in City Built on Swamp

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On Monday, Washington D.C. experienced flash flooding leading to over 100 water rescues, mostly of stranded motorists. A normal person would realize that it’s July, that storms and rain are not a new thing, and that the nation’s capital is built on a low-lying swamp that invites flooding.

But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not a normal person. Instead, she took the sudden downpour as proof of global warming, because what else could possibly cause it to rain in a swamp?

This is nonsensical for many reasons.

Let’s note that the hysteria over global warming started out with a primary complaint of coming desertification of large swaths of land. This is where we get the left-wing talking points that droughts are driving migrant rushes across the globe. In this case, wouldn’t rain be a good thing?

Did the 3.3 inches of rain in an hour break a record on Monday? Yes, it did. For that single day in recorded history. You can find larger rainfall totals going back into the 1800s and no doubt many, many more before real record keeping started. Were those just flukes while this one was definitely caused by man-made climate change? How is that actually judged? Just AOC’s gut feeling?

What actually happened in D.C. was that a low pressure area producing major convective activity passed through the area. There’s currently more of that building in the mid-west. Even if you believe man is causing the temperature to rise, there was no connection between this specific storm and supposed higher temperatures. Remember, we are constantly told by liberals that weather is not climate. When it’s really cold and snows in the south, that’s not proof of anything. But if it rains in a swamp, that’s global warming according AOC.

Here’s some pictures from prior D.C. floods that were far, far worse.

Also, take her accusation that “places are flooding where they haven’t before.” The shifting of flood plains and rivers is a natural occurrence that has been happening since the beginning of time. The Mississippi River, for example, has changed it’s path throughout its history all along its length. Because rivers are never actually static, this means you can eventually see new places become threatened by floods that weren’t before. There’s also the fact that many, many places in the United States that are inhabited exist because of levies, pumps, and other man made tools keeping the water at bay. That’s never a guarantee to work forever.

If you look at the history of just the United States, what you’ll find going back well before the industrial boom of the early 1900s, is centuries of major disasters, huge death totals from weather events, and massive displacement due to flooding. These are normal weather events that will always be with us. No amount of government spending or taxing carbon is going to change that.

AOC sees this as a opportunity to push her socialist tripe though and far too many people buy into it without any critical thinking whatsoever.

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Have The Obamas Already Chosen Their 2020 Candidate?

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Ever since Kamala Harris’ well rehearsed takedown of former Vice President Joe Biden in the first 2020 Democratic debate, her numbers have soared in the national polls. Her artful but dishonest portrayal of Biden as a racist and his clumsy defense literally doubled her support overnight.

Joe Biden has many shortcomings, but he is not a racist. Many people who have known him over the course of his long political career have spoken up in his defense. Even 2020 rival Tulsi Gabbard defended him on Monday. She tweeted, “But let’s get real…It was a false accusation that Joe Biden is a racist.”

There were two who remained conspicuously silent over the attack. And that would be former President Obama and Michelle. The Obamas, regardless of which candidate they favor, could easily have defended Biden against the accusation of racism, but chose not to. This would make sense if they happened to favor the one responsible for the disingenuous attack.

Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham made a strong case in her opening monologue on Monday night (video below) that the Obamas have quietly thrown their support behind Harris. And “Joe Biden is the only one blocking her from the nomination.” So…

First, she notes the number of Obama administration alums who are currently working for the Harris campaign including Jim Margolis, David Binder, David Huynh, Will Dubbs and Zack Davis.

Next, she points out the connections between Harris and the Obamas. Her younger sister, Maya Harris, was the former head of the Northern California chapter of the ACLU. She is married to Tony West who was a top official in former Attorney General Eric Holder’s DOJ.

Ingraham said she would “bet her bottom dollar that Team Obama is advising her and advising her to go really tough on her opponents and to be the fighter that Hillary Clinton was not.”

Recall Harris’ recent comments about Trump. “I know predators.” Harris pauses, shakes her head up and down. (Has anyone else ever noticed that, after Harris makes a point, she always does that?) “And we have a predator living in the White House.”

Didn’t Harris have a predator on her own staff until last year when she was forced to let him go?

Anyway, in order to win the nomination, Harris has to gain as much of the black vote as she can and to do so, she must peel support away from Biden. Ingraham said “black voters are a core constituency for the Democratic party and that still favors Biden.”

This might explain her proposal, presented at last weekend’s Essence Festival in New Orleans, for a $100 billion plan to boost home ownership among blacks by funding downpayments and closing costs. She believes this will reduce the wealth disparity between whites and blacks by one third. Ingraham notes that Harris had better be careful about this plan. “What about the Hispanic/white wealth gap or the Native American/white wealth gap. There are a lot of wealth gaps out there.”

Ingraham showed a clip of Biden’s comments about his segregationist colleagues. She then presented a clip of Michelle Obama speaking to talk show host and Oprah BFF, Gayle King. Ingraham said Michelle refused “to throw even a short life line to Biden and she did that for a reason.” She explains:

Remember in 2008 when candidate Obama needed Joe Biden on the ticket? He needed this to give him, Obama, some moderate blue collar cred, to make him more palatable to middle America. But that was then and this is now. We’re living in different times. Biden really isn’t needed today to be the heir to Obamaism. No. When you look across the board, Harris is a much more logical fit.

At a Myrtle Beach, S.C. town hall, she spoke to a predominantly black audience. Immediately, Harris began dropping her g’s. (Why do so many politicians do this?) She tells them the only reason anyone says the economy is great is because the stock market has been strong.

“Well, it’s fine if ya own stocks,” she says. But, Harris might be surprised at how many of them actually do own stocks directly or indirectly through pensions and 401K plans.

“They say, well, how else are you measuring the greatness of the economy? And they point to…Fox News.” The audience says it before she does. They all laugh.

Harris is smart, she is tough and she is ambitious. I personally believe she has the best chance of winning the nomination.

Ingraham sees Harris as Obama 3.0. She believes the Obamas do as well.

Let’s keep an eye on them.

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Dear Megan Rapinoe, Get Over the Fact That You’re a Gay Person With a Political Opinion and Stop Ruining This

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It’s not worth caring about.

It wasn’t long ago that figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy were making it a point to make their homosexuality the centerpiece of their time at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

That they’re gay isn’t really a concern to myself or many others. What mattered is that we had athletes on the world stage and we wanted them to do their very best while they represented our country. That’s all we wanted to care about, but Rippon and Kenworthy wouldn’t let us. They, like you, made it political by launching jabs at VP Mike Pence. Before you, Rippon also declined to go to the White House in order to make a statement.

They forced people to take sides instead of letting us enjoy the global sportsmanship free of political taint.

I want to be clear. When I say “take sides,” I don’t mean gay vs. straight. I mean the overall political message that these men forced the public to answer in the negative or affirmative. That they were Olympians didn’t matter after that. They made their politics eclipse their accomplishments.

What mattered is that they took political stances that many people couldn’t get behind. That they were gay mattered very little.

Now we have you. Another gay athlete with a cliche political opinion that shouldn’t matter in the wake of your victory on the national stage. Sadly, you made it matter. You made sure it would matter, and instead of the world uniting to rejoice and celebrate what you’ve managed to help pull off, we’re now shaking our heads at your disgusting efforts to hijack something pure and uniting and making it into one more thing to fight over.

We watch as you step on the flag of the country that helped bring you to where you are…

You showed further disrespect by consistently kneeling during the National Anthem, essentially insulting those who died for and helped turn this country in a place where heroes can be made and success is far more easily attained. You do this, according to sources, in order to protest Trump, as if the entire country deserves your ire because of one man.

You feel like you’re making a statement and changing things. I’m happy to tell you that you’re likely succeeding, and you’ll likely push people away from your camp and right into Trump’s.

It won’t be hard to figure out why. Your childish behavior rings more like a narcissist with a grudge than a socio-political role model. What’s more, you’re not even original. Rippon already did what you’ve done in the impotent quest to move the public through sports-based LGBT protesting and, like you, failed to move the needle one iota in your direction. What’s more, a lot of your actions are just microwaved leftovers of what Colin Kaepernick already served up, and when his nonsense was trendy to do in the NFL, the league actually lost 33 percent of its audience.

It’s likely that world’s buzz around you will fade, and your divisive advocacy will go with it like Rippon before you. Using your status as an LGBT sports star with an axe to grind will be one more reason for people not to care about what you have to say. Again, it won’t be because you’re a lesbian, it’ll be because you’re beating everyone over the head with it and using it to draw lines in the sand.

Again, nobody cares that you’re gay.

I’ll write for you what I wrote in 2018 to Rippon and Kenworthy.

The bottom line is that being gay doesn’t make you special, it makes you gay. It doesn’t make you a cultural mouthpiece for the western world, nor does it make you a mouthpiece for the LGBT community at large. It’s a diverse crowd with diverse opinions, and I know too many who roll their eyes so hard at the behavior of people like you that their eyes nearly fall out of their sockets.

Outrage about gay outrage is old hat. You need to understand that we are used to it, and that’s all thanks to braver people who came before you. Outside of your ability to play sports well, you are nothing special, just one more blowhard patting yourself on the back for your identity politics while attempting to paint your political rivals as evil.

You’re gay. Get over it. We certainly have.

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Users On Wikipedia are Trying to Quietly Edit Out Democratic Connections In Epstein’s Bio

The sensational case surrounding billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein hasn’t just stopped at Epstein. People are turning it into a political fight due to Epstein’s habit of being connected to big political names such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

As people in our society will do, when they want to learn who somebody is they’ll hit up America’s number one source of information, Wikipedia. The site is open sourced, meaning anyone can come in and make changes to a page. This can be used to update references, correct information, or in some cases, rewrite history for malicious reasons.

You can bet your Britannica that some were only too happy to rewrite Epstein’s history to make it seem like he was more of a figure among Republicans than Democrats.

Upon clicking on Epstein’s bio, you’ll be treated to various facts about his life, such as the fact that he was good friends with Clinton, as well as disgraced actor and sexual assaulter Kevin Spacey. In fact, it details that Clinton had been on Epstein’s private plane 26 times.

Or at least that’s what you would have seen if you had pulled up Epstein’s page at around 8:30 this morning. According to some eagle eyed Twitter users, the page was edited sometime between then and 10:30 this morning with the connections to Clinton and Spacey now completely gone.

Twitter user Desiree Mills posted the screenshots to Twitter, as you can see below.

It’s unclear who is editing the page, but it should be noted that anyone can do so with the right login. Some pages on Wikipedia are locked and unable to be altered by the public, sometimes for this very reason. However, if the page suddenly does become locked with the information subtracted from Epstein’s page, we’ll know that it wasn’t just randoms on the internet looking to separate Democrats from something Democrats have recently been known to do, and that’s involve children in sex.

That said, it’d be a real shame if you spread this article around and ruined their efforts to stop people from connecting Democrats to Epstein.

Regardless of their attempts at rewriting history, the connection between Epstein and Democrats is pretty established at this point. People are going to want answers as to who Epstein was connected to, and I can imagine there will be more sleuthing into who else may be engaging in sexual acts with children.

Earlier today, a raid on Epstein’s home by Federal authorities produced a number of nude photographs of underage girls. How he got them and who he shared them with will definitely lead to more arrests. The question is now who will be included in the investigations.

For further speculation on that, I advise that you read my colleague Jennifer Van Lar’s piece on this.

 

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