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Gay Jewish Former Dem Dave Rubin’s Event Gets 86’d by Antifa Threats and Accusations that He’s Neo-Nazi Recruiter

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It seems the world’s gone crazy, and we’ve hopped an ark, pushing off from the mainland of words that mean things and reaching the shores of Nonsense Island.

Therefore, now “immigrant” is the political and media word for “someone who chooses to enter the U.S. through means other than immigration” (here), “inclusive” means “an exclusive point of view” (here), and “anti-fascism” means “fascism” (here and here).

And often, it seems, “conservative” just means “Nazi psycho.”

Maybe it’s time to shake the English Etch-a-Sketch and start all over.

Let’s come up with words that actually mean the thing the words actually mean; that’d be nice.

Until then, a pro-fascism group which bafflingly calls itself Antifa(scism) continues its fascistic terrorism.

Hence, gay former Democrat (and great guy to check out) Dave Rubin has announced that his upcoming September 29th event with People’s Party of Canada leader and Canadian Prime Minister candidate Maxime Bernier at Hamilton, Canada’s Mohawk College has been canceled.

The decision was made due to threats by Antifa. That would be, the decision was made due to threats by blackmaskedviolent fascists.

Another reason for the cancellation: an article in The Hamilton Spectator labeling Dave a “far-right YouTube personality.”

Rubin called the piece nuts:

The evolving “classic liberal” host blasted the article’s author, Evan Balgord, who’s also the Executive Director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

More backward word usage?

The normally strikingly civil Dave had some interesting usage himself, such as “sniveling” and “weasel.”

I’d say that isn’t hard to understand, given this incredible statement in the article:

Dave Rubin is a far-right YouTube personality and a significant part of a radicalization process ushering people into the neo-Nazi movement, according to a recently published study out of Cornell University which analyzed 79 million comments and over 330,000 videos to track the effect.

I have a response: Nah-ah.

Here’s Dave’s:

Speaking to the Post Millennial, Rubin said he doesn’t know what happened:

“I don’t know where these threats came from, nor who the ‘journalist’ who wrote this ridiculous piece of fiction is. I was looking forward to talking to Maxime about freedom and liberty in front of hundreds of good people. I intend to be at the event as expected.”

Here’s another bit from the goofy write-up:

Hamilton is a front-line of hate group vs. anti-racist and anti-Fascist action in Canada, and the PPC’s decision to have the event at Mohawk during the election is deliberate. Many in their base hate anti-racists and anti-fascists and share fantasies of fighting them and watching them be arrested. By inviting a demonstration against their event the PPC is feeding red meat to their base.

The Daily Wire describes more about the article, which doth hath dumbness:

Balgord limned PPC as racist, writing, “So many PPC supporters and organizers have been exposed as bigots, members or supporters of hate groups, radical conspiracy theorists, or full-blown neo-Nazis that it’s hard to keep count.” Then he segued to Rubin, who is gay and Jewish, sniping that he is “a significant part of a radicalization process ushering people into the neo-Nazi movement, according to a recently published study out of Cornell University …” He continued, “Either would be counter-demonstrated in Hamilton, and with the current environment it promises to be tense. Mohawk can expect anti-racists to show up and their own students to demonstrate.”

The editorial encouraged the college to cancel despite the country’s Freedom of Speech policy, due to safety and security issues.

There used to be a phrase: “the American conversation.” It seems we’re losing that, as opponents of ideas — including ones of which they’re actually unaware — appear to increasingly want to place duct tape over mouths that might speak them. On Twitter, users block contrary voices, and Google takes what you look at on the web and feeds it right back to you the next time you search.

The above story, of course, takes place in Canada; but it mirrors the trajectory of our land to the south.

In my opinion, we’d all be a lot better off if less time was spent trying to prevent speech and more investment was made in listening.

-ALEX

 

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Adam Schiff Did One of the Most Insane, Disgusting Things Ever Done In a Congressional Hearing

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There is no member of Congress more disgusting than Adam Schiff, and there are a lot of disgusting members of Congress.

He spent the last two years claiming to have super-secret proof of Trump colluding with Russia, being given a permeant spot the Sunday shows to constantly lie about what he actually knew. When it all came crashing down, he paid no price at all, still insisting the evidence was “in plain sight.”

Now, he’s found a new hobby horse. Namely, this Trump-Ukraine nonsense and that meant having a hearing today with the Intel Chief about the “whistle-blower” complaint.

How did Schiff open the hearing? By lying his butt off.

Schiff’s entire characterization and quoting of the transcript was patently false. It sought to apply context and motive where there was none. He simply made things up to push his narrative.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, herself no Trump fan, called out this insanity.

What an absolute garbage legislator this guy is. Democrats claim they want the facts and he goes out and just completely makes up a transcript, presenting it as fact on national TV. How many people watching that hadn’t actually read the transcript? How were they supposed to know he was lying?

I should probably thank him though. Schiff gave the game away before the first whistle. This isn’t about facts, fairness, real investigations, or the rule of law. It’s about distorting an innocuous phone call and trying to manufacture an impeachment out of it. Nothing more. It doesn’t matter that there’s nothing impeachable in the transcript, nor the complaint. Schiff and the Democrats have their minds made up and they’ll say whatever they need to push through. All the while, they do so knowing the media won’t fact-check them or call them out.

Try to imagine what CNN would say if Devin Nunes got up in an official committee hearing and did that crap. Would they chastise him? You can bet your life on it. Instead, the media have basically ignored it, only reporting on Republican reactions (i.e. Republicans pounce) to the bizarre rant.

Schiff’s underhanded tactics likely don’t end with that public spectacle though. It’s looking more and more like he is one of the architects of this entire sideshow.

This is all planned. It’s too well laid out to not be. Schiff was pushing Fusion GPS talking points about Ukraine and Trump weeks before the whistle-blower complaint was even lodged. That’s not a coincidence. It’s a continuation of a long pattern, going back to his Mueller investigation antics.

Schiff is now claiming his fake reading of the trancript was a “parody ” that actually proves how serious this is. Give all of us a break. This guy is a clown and deserves to be treated as such.

As a side note, if you want a good litmus test for which conservatives you should ignore, simply see how they react to Schiff. If any “conservative” loses their mind over Devin Nunes but continues to not criticize Schiff (i.e. David French), that’s not someone to trust.

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Anheuser-Busch Shouldn’t Get Off Light for Caving to “Cancel Culture” Against a Charitable Man

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If you’ve been following the saga of one Carson King, an Iowa man who raised over $1 million for a children’s hospital then you’ll know that ballet that occurred between King, the Des Moines Register, and the beer company Anheuser-Busch.

If not, then here’s a quick rundown…

King held up a sign on television asking for beer money to be delivered to his Venmo account. Before he knew it, he had hundreds of thousands of dollars. He decided to donate that money to charity, and Anheuser-Busch promised to match it. The story became mainstream news. The Des Moines Register set to do a story on King, but for some undiscernable reason, decided to look into his social media history all the way back to 2011.

They found a tweet King wrote when he was 16 which quoted comedian Daniel Tosh when he was saying something racist. The Register told King they were going to expose him, causing King to reveal the tweets to the public before the Register could and issued an apology. As a result, Anheuser-Busch promised to fulfill their deal, but publicly distanced themselves from King.

You can read the story in detail below.

(READ: Man Who Raised $1 Million For A Children’s Hospital Now Having His Life Ruined Over An 8-Year-Old Tweet)

As an aside, the Des Moines Register ended up the bad guy in the public eye for its ridiculous “journalism,” especially after it turned out that the reporter who tried to out King for his tweets had made some awful tweets in the past himself, including saying he’d like to teach kids to use drugs and become prostitutes.

(READ: Des Moines Register Reporter Who Took Down Charitable Man Over Old Tweets Has Nasty Tweets Himself)

But while the Des Moines Register was rightfully pummeled for its asinine reporting, we need to remember that Anheuser-Busch is a third party in the story that, despite fulfilling its promise to give to charity, did the wrong thing by caving to what we’ve collectively deemed as “cancel culture.”

It’s completely reasonable to dismiss tweets made by a young teenage boy almost a decade ago, yet the brass at the beer company immediately turned their back on a good man for past mistakes, almost without a second thought. It thought that it was making a statement about not standing with racism, to be sure, but it’s highly unlikely that King is even a racist. He was likely not even a racist when he posted the Tosh.0 quotes.

Besides, if we’re going to hold racial things people have said in their past against them, then Anheuser-Busch has logged a few examples of how they’re racist themselves.

If Anheuser-Busch is so principled, then surely they’ll issue an apology for ads like these, right?

…right?

The truth is, I don’t want an apology from them for these ads. It was a different time and they didn’t know any better, much like young King.

What they should apologize for is abandoning King and promoting a culture where we hold our past sins against each other, even those that we made in our childhood. I find that far more dangerous than someone quoting Daniel Tosh.

Because they caved, it gave the outrage brigades, political activists, and hypocritical media outlets all the more fuel to continue trying to ruin people’s lives over something so stupid as an inappropriate joke. Nobody would have suffered because of King’s tweets, but people will suffer from moral busybodies crusading against good people by making their past mistakes the most relevant thing about them.

Not to mention, they just signaled to all these self-appointed moral police that they can be easily scared into compliance. Have fun with that.

If Anheuser-Busch has any sense of propriety, then they’ll apologize for abandoning King and make it clear that taking part in “cancel culture” was a mistake. It’ll make the activists and the media angry, but it’ll please everyone else, and everyone else is a large majority.

Trust me, very few corporations have gotten woke and not gone broke. Gillette and Dick’s Sporting Goods can tell that story well enough. If Anheuser-Busch wants to go down the same road, it’ll be surprised at how many people find better beers to drink.

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Watch: Mad Maxine Waters Accidentally Admits Impeachment Has Been About Orange Man Bad From Day One

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, during a committee hearing, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Her answer accidentally confirmed something Republicans have been saying all along about what impeachment really has been all about for Democrats.

Hayes started off by noting that Waters had long been a staunch critic of Trump’s and a proponent for his impeachment well before the latest wave of allegations were reported. “What is different [this time]?” he asked her.

Here’s how she responded (transcribed):

“Well, obviously the difference is the speaker of the House of Representatives is now on board for a formalized impeachment inquiry and she has her caucus support in doing so. That’s extremely different.”

It’s what she stated next that gave the game away (bolded emphasis added):

“You’re absolutely right. I started a long time ago, right after the president was inaugurated, talking about impeachment and saying that he was dishonorable, he was a conman, we could not trust him. And of course I was way ahead of all this and nobody really took me seriously, but I also knew that this president was so brazen and so disrespectful of the Constitution that he was going to continue to abuse the presidential power.”

Watch:

What’s Waters really saying there in the midst of her narcissistic back-patting? She admitted without saying the actual words that before there were any allegations of wrongdoing she was already calling for his impeachment because (drumroll) she didn’t like him (this is better known as TDS).

Her suggesting she “also knew that this president was so brazen and so disrespectful of the Constitution that he was going to continue to abuse the presidential power” is nonsense, because at the time she started talking about impeachment (Feb. 6, 2017) Trump had barely been in the White House for two weeks.

Her disagreements with him at the time were about policy, not any alleged impeachable offenses.

She wanted him impeached because of political disagreements. He’s a Republican. She’s a Democrat. He defeated Hillary Clinton. Waters wanted revenge. So did a lot of other Democrats in DC.

So she got the impeachment ball rolling based on those two non-issues.

The reason Democrats “didn’t take her seriously” at the time was not because they disagreed with her, but because she was giving up the game way too soon.

And guess what? Their reasons haven’t changed. The impeachment rationale for Democrats now is the same as it was back when Waters and Rep. Al Green (D-TX) were among the few calling for it at the time: Orange Man Bad.

While Waters’ and the left’s rationale for impeaching Trump hasn’t changed over the last 2 and a half years, what has changed is how Maxine Waters herself views impeachment. Here’s what she said about it in 1998 when President Bill Clinton was being impeached for, you know, things that were actually impeachable offenses:

Keep being you, Mad Maxine. Keep being you.

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    The ADL Labeled the “OK” Symbol White Supremacist and the Internet Is Tearing Them Apart

     

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    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has found the largest shark they could and jumped it as they have now labeled the commonly used “OK” sign as a symbol of white supremacy.

    According to The Hill, the ADL added the hand sign to its “hate on display” database, alongside the burning cross and swastika, and the bowl haircut of the Charleston shooter:

    “Even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old, they regularly create new symbols, memes and slogans to express their hateful sentiments,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s CEO, said in a statement.

    “We believe law enforcement and the public needs to be fully informed about the meaning of these images, which can serve as a first warning sign to the presence of haters in a community or school.”

    The “OK” sign has become popular in recent years among far-right extremists and white supremacists who use it to make the letter shapes for “w” and “p,” which stand for “white power.”

    If you think this is a bit ridiculous, and going way too far, you’re not alone. The internet responded to this overblown nonsense exactly the way it should. Responding to The Hill’s post, many posted pictures of celebrities and politicians, many of whom are not white, using the “OK” symbol.

    The ADL received much of the same kind of response when it posted a video explaining its decision, as well as the history of the “OK” sign, as well as articles about the “bowl cut” being a consistently chosen hairstyle for many.

    The truth is that the “OK” symbol is so widely used that calling it a white supremacist sign because 4Chan successfully memed it so as a hoax doesn’t make it a white supremacist sign. Everyone uses it, has used it, or will use it as a sign to indicate that a thing or situation is good.

    The only people creating hate symbols here are the ADL. If they didn’t put so much time and effort into making mountains out of molehills, the OK symbol would go right back to being what it always has been and no one would have thought otherwise. Instead, the ADL, as they usually do, are throwing as much gas on the flames as they can by making it a big deal.

    In effect, the ADL is creating these hate symbols by putting so much focus on them, not the public.

     

     

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    Here’s the Problem With the Now Released “Whistle-Blower” Complaint

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    As my colleague Joe cunningham wrote this morning, the much sought whistle blower complaint against President Trump has been released.

    This followed a feverous pursuit of impeachment based on a phone call with the Ukrainian president in which no illicitness is even shown. Sure, you have people straining to proclaim what President Zelensky might have interpreted, but the facts are that there was no quid pro quo and that Trump was not even the one to bring up Biden.

    That left us with the whistle-blower complaint, with the supposition was that it would contain the real bad stuff. So did it?

    No, not really. As Joe writes, it lays out a pathway for impeachment, but anyone can make claims based on second and third hand information. It was clearly drafted by lawyers, probably with the help of House Democrats, with its entire intent being to drive the media narrative.

    Why do I say that? Because even it’s most serious charge isn’t illegal and has a perfectly reasonable explanation.

    What we are seeing is an allegation of a cover-up of a call that Trump released with a smile the moment it was requested. He either sucks at cover-ups or the more likely reason these calls went to another server is to stop the leak-fest that was happening throughout 2017 and early 2018. Given we saw far less leaks of Trump’s private calls after that move, it seems to confirm that it was the intel community doing the leaking.

    But perhaps Trump moved the calls to an improper place, i.e. the Hillary Clinton meal server fiasco? Nope. They went to a top secret, codeword server that is run and sanctioned by the federal government. In other words, there was nothing illegal or even necessarily improper about it. In fact, if you dig down, the whistle-blower’s accusation seems to boil down to the idea that the calls were classified improperly. But that also makes no sense. A call between the President and a foreign leader would always end up classified.

    Further, it’s fairly clear that this whistle-blower isn’t actually a whistle-blower and that the IC has no jurisdiction over this matter.

    In the end, as per usual, we are left arguing if “Trump is bad” instead of anything actually impeachable. As I noted, there are perfectly reasonable explanations for why the White House would want to move the calls to more secure storage. The fact that other calls are also stored there says this was about leaks, not about covering up a single phone call, which we were given anyway.

    And I can’t stress that enough. We already have the phone call and Trump did not attempt to withhold it when it became clear this would be an issue. How can there be a cover up when he handed it over at the first sign of scandal? That again points to the storage decisions being related to leaks, not covering something nefarious up.

    As Fleitz notes above, this call is the property of the White House. The IC has no right to demand unlimited access to it, especially given how political they’ve become. I’ve lost track of the number of leaks that have almost certainly originated from their ranks. If the White House wants to store foreign calls in a more secure location, that’s their prerogative. That’s not an impeachable offense and to suggest such is laughable.

    Lastly, let’s remember that people in the intel community broke the law to share this information with the whistle-blower. He was not legally privy to any of these conversations or the supposed facts which form his allegation. Doesn’t the fact that the intel community was once again illegally leaking material to harm Trump only bolster his case for using more secure storage for his calls?

    This has done irreparable harm between the White House and the IC. There’s no reason he should trust them ever again, and that’s a shame because we need cooperation there. Same for the President’s calls with foreign leaders. Now, speaking freely will be a thing of the past, as fears of leaks and extorted releases of transcripts will always be present.

    What this all will lead to is lots of gnashing of teeth, yet another Congressional investigation, and Trump still being President. This is simply not going to take him out, nor should it. Perhaps there’s some coming smoking gun, but this isn’t it.

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    Video: AOC Has a Totally Not Stupid Plan for Impeaching Trump But It Involves Some Sacrifices

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    When she’s not shamelessly playing the “progressive WOC” or “incitement” cards in order to shut down her Republican critics, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spends a good deal of her time on social media, on podcasts, and in interviews talking about how selfless she is, how she’s willing to take one for the team in order to advance the progressive/socialist agenda, and how she ran for Congress to do the work of The PeopleWestlake Legal Group 2122 Video: AOC Has a Totally Not Stupid Plan for Impeaching Trump But It Involves Some Sacrifices washington D.C. Target Races Social Media progressives polls Politico North Carolina Media Impeachment of President Trump impeachment Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump democrats Culture Congress Campaigns AOC Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2020 Elections 2020   .

    But in light of the (overblown) allegations that President Trump engaged in quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back in July, AOC is demanding other Democrats step up and make even bigger sacrifices.

    In an interview on CNN Wednesday night, the freshman Congresswoman told prime time anchor Chris Cuomo that Democrats in vulnerable House districts across America must be willing to make the ultimate political sacrifice in order to impeach Trump (bolded emphasis added by me):

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued on Wednesday night that Congress should pursue the impeachment of President Trump despite its unpopularity among voters and “put our country first” before their jobs.

    “I personally do not believe in fulfilling my obligations to my job based on polling data,” Ocasio-Cortez said on CNN. “I think we need to do our job and we’ve been elected and sent here by the people of the United States of America to fulfill all of our obligations under the Constitution of the United States.”
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    “I think the ground has shifted. I don’t believe in making decisions based on polling,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “I believe in our ability to organize the public, to educate the public, to talk to the public about why not just we as members of Congress much impeach the president but why all people in the United States of America must recognize and understand that need to put our country first before our consideration of reelection. And that goes for members of Congress all the way up to the president of the United States.”

    Watch the interview clip below:

    Ocasio-Cortez’s claims are laughable on a number of fronts, the most obvious one being the fact that she’s in one of the safest Democratic districts in the country. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a few months ago, Democrats would vote for a glass of water with a “D” beside it if it was the nominee for Congress in AOC’s district.

    In other words, it’s convenient for Ocasio-Cortez to urge other Democrats to make sacrifices that she knows she won’t have to.

    Secondly, the national polling shows Democrats in those vulnerable districts are uneasy precisely because a majority of the people they represent are not comfortable with the idea of impeachment. AOC’s district, on the other hand, is deep blue, so it’s easy for her to ignore national polling because it doesn’t reflect what the overwhelmingly hardline Democrats in her district want.

    So she doesn’t have to worry about losing her job as a Congresswoman by way of offending her constituents on issues like impeachment because they want impeachment, too. Duh.

    But she’s willing to risk losing the Democratic House majority simply because she believes Orange Man Bad. That’s unhinged.

    Then again, that’s … AOC.

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    Sorry Democrat Voters, Gun Legislation Will Have To Wait; Your Party Prefers To Work On Impeachment

    Democrats are signaling to their voters they consider hearings on third-hand whistleblower allegations way more important than the policy issues those voters elected them to work on. Most notably, gun legislation, which had been discussed in recent weeks as forthcoming, but had been stalled while the White House made up its mind on expanded background checks.

    It’s now stalled indefinitely because Democrats apparently prefer to work on an impeachment inquiry (whatever that means) and hold hearings on a dubious whistleblower account in an attempt to go after Trump again rather than draft and debate policy legislation.

    Going after Trump appears to be their sole priority.

    It had been five days since Chris Murphy had heard from the Trump administration on negotiations over expanding background checks on gun sales. On the sixth day, the Connecticut Democrat endorsed an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

    The move sealed what many of Murphy’s colleagues had long suspected: That gun negotiations have fallen apart and may be impossible to resurrect now that the vast majority of House Democrats and a growing minority of Democratic senators are now calling for the president’s impeachment. The prospect of cutting a deal with the president that was at odds with the NRA was always a long-shot, but now it seems downright implausible for Trump to negotiate on guns with Democrats seeking to oust him from office.

    Lawmakers like to talk about walking and chewing gum at the same time, but Murphy acknowledges that the march toward impeachment “may temporarily be the end of the road for a lot of legislative initiatives,” including his.

    As Gutowksi reports at the Washington Free Beacon, Democrats had been the ones most eager to get things moving on gun control legislation, but the impeachment inquiry “sucks up all the oxygen,” according to one Senate staffer.

    And that’s not the only thing the mission to investigate Trump for impeachable offenses will stall.

    The inquiry, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.) officially labeled an impeachment investigation, will consume Washington for the weeks and months ahead, according to the sources. They also said it will be difficult to move key legislative priorities like a reworked North American trade deal and lowering the cost of prescription drugs, not to mention a passable gun control package.

    The impeachment inquiry may have ended any hope to find a gun bill that could pass in the near term.

    “I’m hoping that these things can be compartmentalized and that we can continue to pursue policy that I’ve been advocating,” Senator Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) told Politico. “But I acknowledge that a lot of clamoring for impeachment is not helpful. It makes it more difficult.”

    Some senators are still holding out hope for something to get done, and White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland, who floated the idea of a universal background check system on Capitol Hill to a frosty reception last week, told Politico the White House is still working to find a way forward.

    Trump had apparently reached out to Pelosi on Tuesday according to Politico, telling the House Speaker they were very close on gun legislation. However, that did not stop Speaker Pelosi from announcing Wednesday morning that the House’s preference and intent was to look into impeachable offenses, apparently at the expense of everything else.

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking at The Atlantic’s Ideas Summit in Washington, confirmed that Trump called her Tuesday morning to talk about gun violence and told her “we’re getting close to a solution.” But then the conversation “segued into other things,” she added.

    Sorry Democrat voters who hoped their elected legislators were planning on actually legislating. You’ll have to content yourselves with a hunt for something impeachable. And nothing else.

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    Iowa “Beer Money” Charity Guy, Carson King, Gets the Last Laugh Despite Media Attempts to Destroy Him

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    Despite the Des Moines Register’s attempts at destroying the reputation of a man who raised over $1 million for a children’s hospital by surfacing tweets he sent when he was 16, Carson King is being celebrated as the local hero he is with his own day and a beer named after him.

    According to the New York Post, Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa shrugged off the controversy and gave King his own official day:

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ignored the controversy and on Wednesday signed an official proclamation naming this Saturday as “Carson King Day.”

    “Individuals like Carson King demonstrate how ‘Iowa Nice’ isn’t just a slogan, but our way of life,” the proclamation says.

    Not only does King have his own official day, but a brewery was angry enough with Anheuser-Busch cutting ties with King over the controversy that it actually made a beer in King’s honor, and will use the sale of it for charity:

    Geneseo Brewing Company, meanwhile, said it was so “appalled” by Busch dumping its support of King it was stepping in to produce its own “Iowa Legend” beer in his honor.

    The beer will be sold in its brewpub and $1 from each pint or can sold will go towards King’s money-raising efforts, head brewer Glenn Cole said in a statement on Facebook.

    Not only does all well that ends well, but the charitable giving also continues under King’s example. King himself even said that he’s not going to stop at $1 million, he’s going to see if he can push it to $2 million.

    King has had a roller coaster ride of highs and lows after he first appeared in the mainstream media for his unorthodox way of raising money. What started as a simple joke of asking for beer money with a sign on live TV ended up being a highly watched charity drive.

    However, the Des Moines Register decided that it should peer into his past social media activity for no discernible reason, and found a few tweets where King had quoted comedian Daniel Tosh and informed King that they were going to expose these tweets in their story about him. King got out ahead of the Register and made the announcement himself, causing Anheuser-Busch — who had promised to match King’s charitable giving — to cut ties with him.

    Busch said it would keep its promise to give the money to charity, but would not work with King any longer.

    (READ: Man Who Raised $1 Million For A Children’s Hospital Now Having His Life Ruined Over An 8-Year-Old Tweet)

    Internet sleuths went into the Des Moines Register reporter’s own social media history and found nasty tweets of his own, including tweets about teaching kids to do drugs and prostitute themselves, as well as hatred toward police. The Des Moines Register said that it was “investigating” the reporter.

    (READ: Des Moines Register Reporter Who Took Down Charitable Man Over Old Tweets Has Nasty Tweets Himself)

    In the end, King came out looking like a hero and the media, once again, ended up with even more egg on its face.

    A happy ending indeed.

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