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BREAKING: Shepard Smith Quits Fox News Effective Today.

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In a stunning announcement at the end of his show today on Fox News, Shepard Smith revealed that he had asked to be released from his contract and it was granted. His last day was today at the network that he started when it first aired 23 years ago.

In a statement released by the network, Smith said…

Smith, in a statement, said he had asked Fox to be released from his contract. “Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter,” Smith said. “After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many. It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor. I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day — I will deeply miss them.”

Smith was recently in a bit of a verbal scrum with fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson two weeks ago that was covered in the Hollywood Reporter and could very well be part of why Smith is abruptly leaving.

From the article a couple of weeks back…

The conflict crescendoed Tuesday night, when Carlson laughed at Smith for condemning one of his guests, lawyer attorney Joe diGenova, for calling Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano a “fool” one night earlier. “Apparently our daytime host who hosted Judge Napolitano was watching last night and was outraged by what you said and, quite ironically, called you partisan,” Carlson told diGenova, chuckling. “Unlike maybe some dayside hosts, I’m not very partisan.”

“Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace communicated to Smith this morning to stop attacking Carlson,” Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reported Thursday afternoon, though he noted that “Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti denied that management had any direct conversation with Smith.

Smith was not shy about criticizing President Trump and was a target of Trump supporters for it.

Once details leak out of the exact reasons why we will cover it here at Red State.

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Adam Schiff’s Committee Employs at Least Two Former Colleagues of the Whistleblower So Was There Collusion

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Little by little we’re learning a lot more about the process that led to the “whistleblower” complaint to come to the attention of Adam Schiff’s goons and what we’re seeing isn’t all that pretty.

What we know is that the whistleblower was a CIA analyst who was seconded to the National Security Council during the last part of the Obama administration. In that position, he frequently briefed then-Vice President Joe Biden. He left the NSC sometime around the time that the Trump administration came in (my gut is not that long afterwards but I don’t know that for a fact) and returned to the CIA. What is apparent in his own statement is that he only learned about the conversation in question because he was gossiping with people about it…people who had a duty not to divulge what they’d heard in their official duties to people not cleared to have that information.

So we have a good idea of how the “whistleblower” came into contact with the information. But now we have an additional wrinkle.

We’ve known all along that Adam Schiff’s office was intimately involved in developing this complaint. So involved, in fact, that Adam Schiff will be an actual witness in any impeachment trial:

Lindsey Graham Says Whistleblowers Will Have No Anonymity and Adam Schiff Will Be a Witness in Any Impeachment Trial

Now we’re seeing that Schiff’s committee has much deeper ties to the whistleblower.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations, the Washington Examiner has learned.

Abigail Grace, who worked at the NSC until 2018, was hired in February, while Sean Misko, an NSC aide until 2017, joined Schiff’s committee staff in August, the same month the whistleblower submitted his complaint.

It would seem that the whistleblower approached former colleagues with his gripes, it wasn’t just a call to a random number on committee staff. This personal acquaintance with the whistleblower goes a long way towards explaining Adam Schiff blatant lie about the contact his staff…if not himself, personally…had with the whistleblower.

While Grace seems somewhat normal, there is no doubt that she’s very much a progressive:

Grace, 36, was hired to help Schiff’s committee investigate the Trump White House. That month, Trump accused Schiff of “stealing people who work at White House.” Grace worked at the NSC from 2016 to 2018 in U.S.-China relations and then briefly at the Center for a New American Security think tank, which was founded by two former senior Obama administration officials.

Misko seems like quite a piece of work. The kind of unethical staffer who has no compunction about lying to get his way rather than presenting his honest assessment and letting the boss decide.

Misko, 37, worked in the Obama administration as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff under Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan, who became Hillary Clinton’s top foreign policy official during her 2016 presidential campaign. In 2015, Misko was the director for the Gulf states at the NSC, remaining there into the Trump administration’s first year.

The same source said that Misko had not been trusted by Trump appointees. “There were a few times where documents had been signed off for final editing before they go to the national security adviser for signature,” the source said. “And he actually went in and made changes after those changes were already finished. So he basically tried to insert, without his boss’s approval.

“There were meetings in which he protested very heavily and next thing you know there’s an article in the paper about the contents of that meeting.” Misko often clashed with other NSC personnel at meetings, another source said. Both Grace and Misko were close to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser from Feb. 2017 until May 2018.

The article notes that both staffers have a duty to not divulge privileged executive branch information they had access to while on the NSC as if that were more than a Trivial Pursuit question. People with access to secret material who gossip about that information with people ho aren’t cleared are hardly likely to be restrained in how they use it to further political ends. And when you have people who have access to that privileged material who are openly hostile to the president (tell me another joke about a non-partisan civil service) and have been hired to investigate him will hardly let a mere pledge stand it their way.

A better theory is that the whistleblower knew he had two former colleagues who were fervent Democrats and working to investigate Trump. He heard scuttlebutt that he perceived might be harmful to Trump if packaged in the right way. He approached them on a strategy to maximize the damage. And here we are. The only question outstanding, other than the name of the whistleblower, is the degree to which Schiff’s staff wrote the complaint itself.

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Whistleblowers Start Coming out of the Woodwork; Take a Number, We’ll Get to you Shortly

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It looks like people are responding to former CIA Director John Brennan’s call to action.

Two Congressional sources have told The Daily Beast that additional whistleblowers have contacted the House Democrats on the Intelligence Committee. They report:

Congressional investigators are currently vetting the new accounts they’ve received for credibility. Accordingly, knowledgeable sources would not discuss where in the government these new would-be whistleblowers come from, nor what they purport to have to say.

It’s also unknown if their accounts are as significant as that of the intelligence whistleblower whose alarm over President Trump’s July 25 phone call sparked the impeachment probe. Investigators often encounter cranks as well as those with genuine knowledge of wrongdoing. Nor is it clear if these new ostensible whistleblowers have contacted any inspectors general, as the original two whistleblowers did.

Attorney Mark Zaid, who represents the first two whistleblowers, told The Daily Beast, “There are clearly numerous whistleblowers out there and many people who possess firsthand relevant information who could come forward, and I expect some will.”

For those of us who followed the senate confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, all of this is very predictable. Last fall, it seemed that a new witness came forward every day. And as time went on, the stories became more and more fantastic. One woman said that every month or so, Kavanaugh would throw a rape party. Another woman, who had been drinking heavily, vaguely remembers a man exposing himself to her at a college dorm party. It might have been Judge Kavanaugh. There were at least five or six of these completely bogus accusations made against him. All of which were lies.

I think it’s time for Adam Schiff to be investigated. I would be interested to read his communications, particularly around the time that the whistleblower was in touch with his staff. We need to determine what level of involvement Schiff had with this individual. Additionally, Schiff needs to be held accountable for his lie. In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he was asked if he or any members of his staff had spoken to the whistleblower. He answered, “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to.” When his lie was revealed, Schiff “expressed regret.” Is that all a Democrat has to do when they’re caught in a lie? It would seem so.

Schiff told The Daily Beast he would not comment on “whether investigators had heard from additional whistleblowers. Schiff noted that his committee rarely acknowledges receiving whistleblower complaints because “people can reverse-engineer who whistleblowers are” given an abundance of identifying information.” Always looking out for the little guy.

Okay, so let’s brace ourselves for the long line of partisans we’ll be hearing from over the next several weeks.

And when in the world will the FISA report be released?

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In Order to Ensure ‘the Safety of Everyone,’ a 12-Year-Old is Arrested and Charged with a Felony. The Reason is Incredible

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Not so long ago in public schools, you could get in huge trouble for giving someone the finger.

Now, I think you can say the actual words. To the teacher.

They have to affirm your feelings and respect your “dignity.”

But the finger can still get you in hot water, just as it did a 12-year-old girl in Kansas.

She delivered the digit to some dudes and dudettes, and the police took her away in cuffs.

I’ll say that again: She gave someone the finger, and the police came to the school. And arrested her. And hauled her off in shackles.

Oh — she didn’t used the middle finger; it was the other one that did her in. The one next to her thumb.

As reported by The Kansas City Star, the youngster at Westridge Middle School was asked by a peer during a class discussion which classmate she’d kill if she could pick five.

Not a very nice question.

The chick shaped her fingers like a gun and pointed at four kids before pointing to herself.

Along with other classmates, she was sent to the principal’s office, where a school resource officer recommended calling the popo over her illegal possession of a firearm — I mean, firehand.

Cops cuffed her, put her in the car, and raced her off to the Joint for processing.

She was charged with a felony for making a threat. Or, as court records put it, “unlawfully and feloniously [communicating] a threat to commit violence, with the intent to place another, in fear, or with the intent to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities.”

She was released to her mom.

The mother/daughter pair will have their day in court Tuesday.

Shawnee Mission School District spokesman Dave Smith told KSHB the school had nothing to do with it:

“I want to be very clear: The arrest of this student was wholly unrelated to any district policy,” Shawnee Mission School District spokesman Dave Smith told KSHB. “It was a municipal police department decision, and our policies don’t impact police department decisions.”

The incident occurred on September 18th, and the girl’s now living in California.

Guess her parents wanted to put her somewhere less left-wing.

Jon Cavanaugh, the miniature criminal’s granddad, said the whole thing stinks:

“I think that this is something that probably could have been handled in the principal’s office and got completely out of hand,” he told the Star. “I’m really worried about my granddaughter’s future.”

The Overland Park Police assured the public:

“Ensuring the safety of everyone in a school, or community, is a top priority and requires constant vigilance.”

Right.

No word on whether she had a license for that finger, but if she’s got a spooky-looking knuckle,  I believe that constitutes a “weapon of war.”

-ALEX

 

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You’re Not Being Paranoid; The Trans Lobby Is Targeting Children

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I honestly don’t care if a fully grown man or woman decides he or she is a member of the opposite sex and proceeds to augment and mutilate himself or herself with injections and surgery.

My problem with this is the deliberate targeting of vulnerable children by the LGBT lobby.

In the UK, we’re talking about children as young as 3 years old being diagnosed by supposedly sane experts as being “transgender.” Numerous school districts across the United States in thrall to the LGBT lobby have classes in which activists instruct little boys and girls to cross-dress and “reconsider” their gender – all without parental knowledge or consent. In Illinois, Democrat Governor Pritzker has made such instruction mandatory with no option for parents to opt their children out.

The campaign against “conversion therapy” for gays has transferred itself to also prohibiting any therapy to assist children to come to terms with and accept their biological sex. Which is actually the healthiest outcome by any measure, as opposed to condemning a child to a lifetime of therapy, sterility, hormone shots and continuous surgery. And that’s not to mention the high likelihood of cardiac, skeletal and circulatory issues.

In every other case of body dysmorphia – from anorexia to a girl just wanting bigger breasts – therapists are supposed to discourage healthy patients from going under the knife and encourage them to accept their bodies as they are. It’s only transgenderism that encourages surgery and hormone injections that do horrific amounts of damage to the body as a matter of course as essentially the first, and often, only, option.

It’s gotten to the point that not only are therapists supposed to immediately refer a child for “gender affirmation” for something as innocuous as a four year old boy playfully clip-clopping around in his mother’s shoes, or a little girl playing with a truck, there are grounds for suspicion that a number actually coach children to threaten their parents with suicide and even to fake suicide attempts if they voice any doubts that this is the only option.

As it is, today, if a little girl is seen in a tube top and mini skirt and made up like a streetwalker, there’s no one who would object to Child Services taking the child away from her parents. But just take a look at the hagiographical articles being written about “drag kids”, i.e. little boys being dressed like female prostitutes and strippers, and the praise being showered on their parents – up to and including parents who take their boys to pole dance for leering men in adult clubs and model “clothes” for BDSM magazines and catalogues.

Which brings us all to the point of this all – why are trans activists insisting on children being subjected to these life altering medically dangerous treatments at ever younger ages, to the point that they’re recommending that very young children be allowed to have these treatments over parental objections?

Because kids with gender confusion tend to resolve into being comfortable with their biological sex 95% – 98% of the time by puberty’s end. This is considered a “problem” by LGBT activists. And the solution to this problem is to prevent this resolution by targeting children while they’re still prepubescents.

The reason why gangs demand that new members get tattoos and “prove” themselves by committing some crime as part of their initiation ritual is to make the new entrant feel there is no going back.

Once a child knows he/she has been injected with something to make him/her the opposite sex – with adults he/she trusts acting so proud and approving – that same feeling of “no going back” is introduced into the equation. Especially when he can see his/her peers are virilizing/feminizing as puberty kicks in and hormone blockers have halted his/her own development. From there being a 95% – 98% chance he/she would eventually become comfortable as his/her birth sex, it crashes to near zero.

So here we are. Being unaware of your fourteen year old son getting a two inch tattoo on his bicep is very likely going to lose you custody of your child. But deliberately having your son injected with chemicals that would not only sterilize him but also weaken his bones, damage his heart and blood flow, and then take him to a doctor to create superfluous infection prone orifices on his body would have you celebrated on the pages of the New York Times. In fact, you’re now likely lose custody of your child for failing to do so.

Again, I repeat; the Trump Administration announcing an immediate ban, however it works, on persons under the age of 18 being provided with gender transitioning treatments, along with a strong campaign highlighting the dangers of such treatments over and above the heads of the media is an electoral winner with every demographic outside of journalists, Far Left college students and professors and Hollywood.

It’s the ultimate wedge issue – not just good politics but good policy.

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Warrior’s Coach Steve Kerr Attacks America While Defending China

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Golden State Warriors’ coach, Steve Kerr, is really covering himself in glory in regard to the China controversy. The controversy was sparked by Houston Rockets coach Daryl Morey posting a comment on social media supportive of the Hong Kong protesters and then being forced by the NBA to apologize after China complained. The NBA later tried to clean it up after an enormous backlash by the American public but it hasn’t gone over well.

First, Kerr had no comment when questioned about about the controversy, taking the same line that other coaches seem to have been encouraged to take, professing not to know much about the question.

But Kerr has had no problem in the past expounding on politics and attacking President Donald Trump publicly.

The president chided Kerr about his response on China, saying he was fearful of taking the proper stand.

“He didn’t know how to answer the question, and yet he’ll talk about the United States very badly,” Trump said.

Then, in another interview on Thursday concerning China and the president’s criticism, Kerr was asked if he’s ever been asked about human rights during his previous trips to China.

Kerr let loose with an unconscionable attack on the U.S. while defending the Chinese.

From Washington Examiner:

“It has not come up in terms of people asking me about it, people discussing it,” the coach told reporters. “No.”

There was a brief pause. Then, he continued.

“Nor has [America’s] record of human rights abuses come up either. You know, things that our country needs to look at and resolve. That hasn’t come up either,” Kerr added. “[P]eople in China didn’t ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall. I wasn’t asked that question.”

He continued:

“[N]one of us are perfect, and we all have different issues that we have to get to, and saying that is my right as an American,” he said. “Doesn’t mean that I hate my country. It means I want to address things, right?”

He added, “So we can play this game all we want and go all over the map and, you know, there’s this issue and that issue. The world is a complex place, and there’s more gray than black and white.”

Wait, what? Did he really just make an equivocation between the U.S. and an oppressive Communist dictatorship that has killed millions of its own people, is oppressing millions in Hong Kong right now and has thousands locked up in concentration camps and reeducation centers because we have gun crime? Yes, he did.

“No one’s perfect?” Yes, the U.S. government doesn’t lock people up for political and religious belief, China does. The U.S. doesn’t harvest people’s organs, China does. The U.S. has guaranteed rights for its citizens, Hong Kong people don’t know if they will be shipped off tomorrow and that’s why they are protesting.

He’s attacked Trump in the past, accusing him of “blatant display of nationalism” for controversy over a Philadelphia Eagles visit including a “celebration of America” featuring the United States Marine Band and United States Army Chorus

But China’s nationalism, oppressing and killing millions of people earns a “no one’s perfect.”

There is no comparison. And it’s vile, to say the least, to make that comparison and somehow find America wanting or even equal.

Hong Kong would love to have our Second Amendment right, as some protesters have proclaimed on their signs. But people like Kerr think that right should be curtailed because he thinks a gun is evil.

Kerr knows he has the right to speak here in the U.S. as he ironically claims. He wouldn’t have that right in China. Yet he doesn’t get he’s defending the suppression of speech by his actions.

No, Coach Kerr, a gun is not evil. Defending Communist dictatorships, that’s evil.

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Angry White Female Town Board Member Lashes Out at Colleagues; ‘You are a white male! You have been white from birth!’

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The town of Oak Park, IL is a suburb of Chicago. Although only 68% of its residents are white, the town’s Board of Trustees consists of only white members.

At a recent meeting, the members were discussing the possibility of rewriting the town’s diversity statement. One of the trustees, Susan Buchanan, introduced new language for their statement, specifically “We work to break down systems of oppression.”

In the long version of the meeting video (at the bottom of the page), two of the trustees, both white males, are heard calmly discussing the new language.

“I hesitate to send the message to our police department that they are a system of oppression,” said fellow trustee Dan Maroney.

This remark clearly upset Buchanan and she erupted.

Buchanan interrupts their conversation. “I am so tired of hearing two white men tell us what systems of oppression are. For Christ’s sake, no! You don’t know what systems of oppression are; you haven’t been oppressed. This is like if you guys wanted to tell us what it’s like to have a menstrual cycle. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Her voice became louder as she spoke. It was punctuated by the pounding of her fist on the table. At times, she received applause. She refused to allow the men to speak and kept repeating variations of the following.

You have been white from birth! Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You’ve never experienced one, so shut up! I don’t want to hear from you!

You have not spent a day with dark brown skin and tried to walk through this society!

When the town’s mayor, Anan Abu-Taleba who is a native of Palestine, tried to speak, Buchanan pointed her finger at him and shouted, “You stop it, you are a white male! You stop it! You are a white male! Your skin is light enough!”

One of the men present quietly says, “I think if we reduce these conversations to ‘nobody cares what you have to say because you are a white male,’ I don’t think we’re doing this right.”

Here is the short version of Buchanan’s meltdown.

The local CBS 2 network heard about the meeting and contacted several of the trustees for comment.

“I probably showed more emotion than I should have,” Buchanan told CBS, but “I strongly believe that there is a time when white people, including myself, should stand back.”

Maroney spoke to CBS as well. He said, “People of goodwill can have differences of opinion. I don’t think it’s OK to silence voices when at the heart, there is tremendous agreement.”

And they report that the diversity statement still includes the phrase “systems of oppression, but goes on to define them as including biases such as racism, sexism, and homophobia.

The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher responded to the story. He pointed out, “Oak Park is 68 percent white, and has no minority people on its board of trustees. But it’s got a diversity statement! A super-woke one!”

(A longer version.)

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CNN’s Town Hall Learns It’s ‘Violence’ to Alter the Name of a Trans Person, and We’ve Got a New National Emergency

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In the 1940’s, Americans volunteered to go overseas and have people shoot at their heads in order to defend the nation.

They faced real violence in a real war where real life hung in the balance.

Today, we’ve really lost a sense of the high stakes.

What’s important? Life. Family. Faith. Purpose.

Our society, it seems to me, is crumbling from a loss of the biggies. And it’s accompanied by an attempt to make the infinitesimal huge.

Children were once taught “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” They were made to be resilient because their self worth didn’t depend upon the opinions of others.

These days, names are putting sticks and stones to shame.

People are insisting their feelings be affirmed, because they’re owed it. Otherwise, they’re enduring paralyzing adversity.

Another wonder: The fact that they’re called “micro” aggressions, it seems to me, should be an indication that they’re…ya know…micro.

But it ain’t.

Appropos, during CNN’s Equality Town Hall Thursday night, Julián Castro got a lesson in physical force.


Singer Shea Diamond took to the mic for a question, and his name was mispronounced by the network’s Nia-Malika Henderson as “Shay”:

“I want to bring in [“Shay”] Diamond, a singer/songwriter from L.A. She currently supports Mayor Pete Buttigieg. What’s your question?”

Shea replied:

“Uh, it’s ‘Shia’ Diamond. Put that on the record. Yes, honey. It’s violence to misgender or to alter a name of a trans person, so let’s always get that right first.”

It’s violence to mispronounce someone’s name.

Watch the video above.

Fortunately for Shea, Cory Booker was there for support: The macho, physical-assault-aspiring 2020 hopeful asserted the country’s facing a “national emergency” in the area of violence against the LGBT community, and that it may in fact require a federal Office on Hate Crimes and White Supremacy.

Back to Shea, to be clear, I’m not suggesting a man identifying as a woman is the ultimate manifestation of our national weakness. It could’ve just as easily been a straight white millennial, and it has been. And it will be again.

We’re becoming crippled by the trivial.

And that is a national emergency.

Lord help us if the Japanese attack again.

-ALEX

 

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Woke Student Geniuses Protest At The University Of Minnesota, Demand All Campus Police Be Disarmed Immediately

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AOC Angrily Plays the Woman Card after News Reports About an Expensive Salon Visit. There’s Just One Problem.

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The Washington Times reported earlier this week about a recent visit Squad leader and admitted socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made to a DC salon that ended up being pricey:

The self-declared socialist, who regularly rails against the rich and complains about the cost of living inside the Beltway, spent nearly $300 on her hairdo at a pricey salon she frequents in downtown Washington, The Washington Times has learned.

The New York Democrat ventured into Last Tangle Salon on 19th Street Northwest last month and shelled out $80 for a haircut and $180 for lowlights, according to sources familiar with the salon.

A 20% tip would have added $52 to the bill.

The article also noted less expensive places she could have chosen to have her hair done.

There was a predictable debate on social media as to whether or not this was even newsworthy. But given her “spread the wealth” philosophy, her frequent rants against “privileged” people, and how often she complains about DC living expenses and paying off her student loan debt, I think the story was totally worth covering:

“AOC is the Eva Peron of American politics. She preaches socialism while living the life of the privileged,” said Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, referencing the former first lady of Argentina who was known for dressing in designer gowns and jewels while advocating a socialist agenda.

“There is nothing wrong with spending money to make yourself look better, especially as a personality who depends upon visual mediums for her power. But it is a bad look to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hair done to make a video decrying income inequality,” Mr. Manning said.

Mr. Manning made excellent points, but as you might have guessed already, AOC didn’t feel the same way.

She ranted about it on her Twitter feed Thursday morning and Thursday night for good measure.

Here are the two responses that stood out to me:

First things first: Ocasio-Cortez’s quip about how “they’re just mad we look good doing it” is laughable for a number of reasons, some of which I mentioned above (because it’s not really about a haircut). It’s also hilarious considering she had a mini-meltdown over the “glamour shot” photo the New York Times used in an article they did about former White House communications director Hope Hicks a few months ago.

Yet just days after her Hope Hicks tweets, the freshman Congresswoman hypocritically complained about how women’s looks are sometimes used against them in order to belittle them (though AOC is totally not against using a woman’s looks against her when it suits her political purposes).

In her second tweet Thursday about HaircutGate, she said “I wonder if Republicans care about corruption as much as they care about a woman’s cut & color”, because playing the woman card is one of the things AOC does best when she has no good defense.

Guess she didn’t notice that the very same Washington Times article she railed against for daring to write “about a woman’s cut and color” also mentioned other notorious instances where the haircuts of male and female politicians made the news:

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, splurged $600 on a hairdo during the campaign, prompting Vanity Fair to ask in a headline: “Is $600 too much for a haircut?”

Former Sen. John Edwards, who ran for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination and was the 2004 vice presidential nominee, was known to pay more than $500 to his hairstylist. President Bill Clinton’s $200 haircut in 1993 at Los Angeles International Airport made headlines when two of the airport’s runways had to be shut down for nearly an hour during the procedure.

Let’s also not forget the endless parade of articles on President Trump’s hair. And First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices.

As usual, AOC stepped on a rake bigly in a desperate attempt at deflecting a legitimate criticism. Not the first time, and won’t be the last.

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Joe Biden Struggles to Show He’s Down With Being Gay and Things Get Really Weird

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I wish I could read the minds of some of these 2020 Democrat candidates as they reach new levels of crazy to pander to their base voters. Do these people really believe what they are saying? I have my doubts at times.

Take Joe Biden, a geriatric old man who appears to heave cognitive issues, doing his best to show he’s down with the struggle at the LGBTQXYZ forum last night on CNN. What transpired was just a mash up of the extremely uncomfortable and bizarre.

At one point, Biden pretends he’s going to make out with Anderson Cooper (a gay man).

Then crap just got really weird.

That’s not an exaggeration. He actually said that while also joking about coming out as gay. Apparently he learned to tolerate homosexuality at the same pool he almost threw down at with Corn Pop.

This dude’s mind is going. I’m pretty certain of it at this point. I can only imagine his advisors, already having to watch his campaign burn down the last few weeks, sitting in the back wanting to tear their hair out.

At this point, is there any path for him to win the nomination? I’m not seeing it. Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead nationally and Biden currently looks to lose all three of the first primaries. No one recovers from that. You’d think this guy might want to keep a little bit of his dignity though. Instead, he’s setting it on fire to please a base that’s never going to vote for him anyway. It’s kind of sad.

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