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WATCH: Sports Illustrated ‘Shatters Perceptions’ & Teaches You What’s Attractive with Its New ‘Obese’ Swimsuit Model

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Do you ache for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue the way the high-waisted yellow guy hankers for a hunka cheese?

Do you lie in wait in a creepy way at the supermarket, just waitin’ to get your sneaky mitts on the skimpy rag as soon as it slaps against the metal rack?

Well, this year, you’re gettin’ more for your money. Dig it — it’s heavy.

In October, the UK pulled TV ads because it deemed the model too slim (here). Nobody’ll have that gripe with SI newcomer Hunter McGrady.

Hunter’s the magazine’s brand spankin’ new “obese” model.

And why? Because “Exposure to diversity is the catalyst that will ignite tolerance, acceptance and understanding”:

Could you eat a wagon wheel?

As for Hunter’s claims, two questions:

1. On all counts, how??
2. Is that why people buy the Swimsuit Issue?

SI also posted a video of Hunter, asserting the model is fire:

Of course, Sports Illustrated’s also going full-on burkini in the 2019 issue:

So there’s a fit model covered from head to toe, and a fat model laid mostly-bare.

I suppose I have a different view of a swimsuit magazine than does Hunter. My idea is: It’s a swimsuit magazine. It ain’t changin’ nothin’.

It seems to me that men look at the barely-there bikini issue for a reason similar to their utilization of Hustler. It isn’t to be taught what is attractive, or to partake in social revolution. In toxically masculine hands, any pages not appealing to a baser nature will just be flipped past.

Just my opinion. Hunter has her own:

“It takes one person, one publication or one label to make that leap into being inclusive and diverse and to speak out on behalf of those who are not able to. Exposure to diversity is the catalyst that will ignite tolerance, acceptance and understanding. Every generation has the opportunity to do something great to impact the world in a positive way. We will be the generation that shatters perceptions.”

Well, at the very least: Congratulations to Hunter McGrady for snagging a high-profile modeling job.

What are your thoughts? Let us all know in the Comments section.

And here’s more to change your goofy caveman ways:

Male Lingerie Model Identifying As Female Lingerie Model Slams Victoria’s Secret For Ball-Based Bigotry

-Alex

 

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Maxim Model Slams The Media For Their Abuse Of Melania Trump: ‘It’s Terrible’

Under Fire From The Woke, Forever 21 Apologizes For Letting A White Person Model A Wakanda Sweater

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WATCH: Michael Knowles Talked to People at the Rally in Response to Racist, Sexist, Bigoted, Doxxing Bully PA Rep. Brian Sims. Here’s What They Had to Say

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Over the last week, I’ve covered the stunning behavior of Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, who — well, here’s the title of my last article:

Tens Of Thousands Call For Unhinged Racist, Sexist, Bigoted, Doxxing Sidewalk Bully PA Rep. Brian Sims To Resign

Brian proudly harassed an elderly woman, who he castigated for being old and white, and three underage teens (here) — who he also condemned for being white — in front of a Planned Parenthood recently.

The elected official’s efforts, in my view, indicate with abject certainty one of two things (or both): mental illness or paralyzing immaturity.

Plus: lack of a dictionary, as he accused people of bigotry while doin’ bigotry (here and here).

Oh, and also: blindness.

Dear Brian,

You’re white, goof.

Well, some people weren’t much for Brian’s bullying, hence a police report (courtesy of RedState’s Sister Toldjah) and a big Friday rally.

Formerly-assaulted sometimes-college-speaker Michael Knowles (here, here, and here) hit the scene in Philadelphia to interview those attending the pro-life response to Brian’s deficiencies, and here’s what they had to say:



One attendee — who seemed pretty cool — Graham Allen, noted that the size of the group was a good sign:

“This crowd that has come together in such a short amount of time just shows that people love our unborn babies.”

One dude was a pro-Brian voter:

“The Trump people have been taking away our liberties for two years now. We’re trying to get ’em back. We need more rights, not less. We need freedom, we need healthcare. We don’t need our healthcare taken away. And part of that is abortion rights.”

Michael pitched, “You would agree that abortion is not healthcare for the baby that’s killed.”

Dude: It’s not a baby.

Michael: What is it?

Dude: I don’t know.

Perhaps the most surprising part of the video was the presence of…hope you’re sitting down…women.

WHAT??

The Left has constantly told us all women are pro-choice, therefore abortion is a “women’s” issues, and to be pro-abortion is to be pro-woman (here).

Guess they were wrong.

Enjoy the video. And for you fans of a racist version of treating women badly, watch Brian hassle and heckle “an old white lady” here.

-Alex

 

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Millennial Uses Uber To Take Her To An Abortion. Driver Describes The Procedure & Makes Her Cry. Now She’s Suing

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High School Gets Rid of Valedictorian & Salutatorian to Help Students’ Mental Health, End ‘Competitive Culture’ of Achievement

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Gone are the days of high-stakes competition and the reward of valedictorian and salutatorian high school honors.

At least, that’s the case for Cincinnati, Ohio’s Mason High School.

So if you were hopin’ to make the big V among your graduating class, you’ll have to let that pony run.

Principal Bobby Dodd hopes the change will make things more relaxed for the young skulls full o’ mush:

“This will help reduce the overall competitive culture at MHS to allow students to focus on exploring learning opportunities that are of interest to them.”

The school’s also announced it’ll be starting half an hour later next year and assign less work for its students over the summer.

After meeting with parents and students, Bobby explained, the school concluded the following:

“[W]e gathered feedback about the current culture at MHS and the impact it is having on students’ mental well-being. A large part of these discussions included the highly competitive culture and the impact student course loads have on stress and anxiety levels. We have researched the reasons why students take a large number of AP courses. While there are some students who take a large number of courses because of their general interest in the subject area, there is a disturbingly large number of students who take AP courses to increase their grade point average.”

You heard him, folks — the kids’ desire to take challenging classes and up their GPA was freakin’ disturbing.

A nobody wants people to be tryin’ too hard. Associate Principal Shanna Bumiller thinks it’s all about wholeness:

“It’s about what it means to be happy and what it means to be successful and it’s not just about the grade but it’s about the whole child.”

Just so you know, if you’re one of the stressed-out idiots who decides to go for achievement, the school will let dorks like you get the ol’ cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude.

Parent Sue Segerman told WCPO that, for teens gunnin’ for the valedictorian and salutatorian, this whole thing smells like B.O.:

“That will upset, I think, some of the junior class right now. If they’ve been working hard, pushing hard, as a goal, and that gets pulled out under your feet, that sort of stinks for the junior class right now.”

No sh**!

Oh, well — if there’s one thing the new generation could use, it’s more relaxation, less anxiety, and kick-a** wholeness. After, all it’s a stressful world — in case you haven’t heard, our guy in the White House is Adolf Hitler.

Settle down, overachievers.

-Alex

 

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United Methodist Church Hosts Drag Show to Protest Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Here’s a nice Saturday story for ya. I’ve been sitting on it for a bit…waiting for the right time to pounce!

On April 27th, I covered the internal rips within the United Methodist Church over gay clergy and same-sex marriage. That place is a mess.

On the 26th, among UMC bigwigs, a nine-member judicial panel upheld an earlier denominational decision to disallow peeps of alternate sexual persuasion from being ministers. Plus: No I Do’s between two dudes or a pair of chicks.

Hence, a whole lotta turmoil and protest within. See much more in my story here.

Well, one church had a very interesting way of sockin’ it to the no-fun traditionalists playing it straight.

On the very day I wrote my article, Durham, North Carolina’s Calvary United Methodist Church held an event called “Drag Me to Church.”

And why? According to Pastor Chris Agoranos, it’s all about good vibes:

“It brings such good and positive energy, which is really what we wanted this to be about.”

Chris is standin’ behind his gay brethren and…sisteren?

“I told them as my pastor that I love them, and that I’m committed to them.”

And that’s why the house of worship hosted the — as per CBS 17 — “family-friendly drag show and silent auction.”

Like Kool & the Gang, Chris wanted it to be a celebration:

“Our voice of resistance to that is to be a space of celebration, that holds space for everybody, that loves and affirms everybody.”

The cross-dressing extravaganza was hosted by David Prater, who told WNCN Calvary saved his life, and the leaders of the UMC ain’t listenin’ to Jesus:

“It’s a church that helped save my life. Calvary has loved me and supported me every moment that I’ve been here. Finding that the United Methodist Church at the highest levels didn’t share that same opinion was a bit mystifying for me, because it doesn’t seem to go along with the words in red that I read in the Bible.”

Gay youth Gus Svara concurs:

“I’ve made a bunch of friends here, and it’s really helped with my mental health. I think it’s a good way to promote diversity, and it’s also a form of peaceful protest in a way.”

Of course, protest over ideas is the opposite of promoting diversity.

David said the plan is to make “Drag Me to Church” a yearly event.

And how ’bout that auction? It raised more than $5,000 for iNSIDEoUT18 (is that the title of a Prince song?), the church’s LGBTQ youth group.

So the next time you’re in Durham, North Carolina and you’re hankerin’ for a springtime jubilee of the female impersonator kind, stop into your local United Methodist Church — they’re raging against the manchine. Enjoy the pageantry, the family-friendliness, and those sweet, sweet vibrations.

-Alex

 

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Roger Stone May Have Just Exposed a Major Issue With Mueller’s Report

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No one has ever accused Roger Stone of being bright, but his legal team seem to be a bit sharper.

Stone was of course the subject of a predawn raid months ago, complete with CNN cameras and weapons draw, after the Mueller team decided to charge him with various crimes. One of those involved Wikileaks and Stone supposedly trying to get access to “hacked” DNC emails. I put hacked in quotations for a reason, as you’ll see in a minute. In fact, most of the basis for Stone’s indictment was his interactions with Wikileaks. It should also be noted that taking emails, even stolen emails, and publishing them is not a crime.

While Stone is no doubt a clown who’s probably done his share of illegal activity, this specific indictment seems to be largely contrived and setup.

That leads us to the question of whether the information used to get the original warrants against Stone was even valid. The idea that Mueller “proved” that the GRU hacked the DNC has become conventional wisdom since the release of his report. We’ve seen it repeated ad nauseam in the media as an “I told you so” the past few months.

Roger Stone’s lawyers think something else is going on though.

This is a big deal if Mueller can’t come out and prove his case to the judge.

Did Mueller actually rely on Crowdstrike, a DNC sourced investigative outfit who basically did a CYA on the server, as his evidence the hacking took place? If he did, that means a major conclusion of his report is based on unverifiable, biased sources. It also means that a big part of the prosecution against Roger Stone starts to fall apart.

In the bigger picture, it would also show that Mueller’s report was largely a rehash of what we already knew. As it sits, it already appears to be that. There’s almost nothing new in the section on Russian interference and collusion. Essentially every major fact was laid out two years prior. So what exactly what Mueller doing besides spending $35M to write an oppo hit on Trump over obstruction?

Furthermore, why didn’t Mueller dive deeper into the issue of the DNC hack? You’d think that would have the centerpiece of the investigation. Instead, it appears he just relied on others’ analysis.

Now, maybe Mueller will come out and provide evidence to the judge that he did not base the hacking judgement on Crowdstrike. I suspect he won’t though and that some kind of vague national security privilege will be claimed. Either way, Stone’s lawyers are doing the right thing here by trying to force Mueller to put up some actual proof of the premise he based his warrants on.

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Writer at LA Magazine is Dismayed he was Not Attacked for Wearing a MAGA Hat

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When your premise is everyone acts as bad as you do, you are bound to be disappointed.

Over at LA Magazine Joel Stein was conducting a bit of a social experiment. The purported humor writer had the idea of wearing one of President Trump’s iconic red MAGA hats into a know liberal enclave (a vegan restaurant) and record the reactions. The impetus of Stein’s “brave” move was part of his upcoming book where he says he is researching political tribalism (The working title is “In Defense Of Elitism”, to give you a sense of his foundation.)

As a preamble to his entering a liberal lion’s den incognito, he details a trip he recently made in the heartland of Texas and found that people residing in a high-percentage region of Trump supporters were unfailingly nice and polite. He later worried those from (admittedly) his own side would not be as pleasant, citing instances of people heckling politicians from restaurants and protesting at the front door of conservative news pundits.

Stein himself betrayed a heavy dose of personal intolerance. He confesses to giving an elderly man the stink-eye for wearing what turned out to be a UCS hat, and holding disdain for a father at his kid’s school over the mere rumor the man voted for Trump. Stein is clearly convinced his intolerant stance is the norm. Here is a revealing passage to his mindset.

I didn’t want to give $25 to Trump’s re-election campaign, so I bought a knockoff hat made in China for $8 on Amazon. The hate is so strong in me that I thought it was more ethical to support the Chinese government than Trump.

So he hates the man many on the left believe colluded with a communist regime so much that he prefers giving his own money to a communist country, rather than his own President. You need little more to go on to grasp the imbalanced thinking of this elitist. Then he betrays a less than solid footing for the project on which he was about to embark.

I said goodbye to my lovely wife, Cassandra, who offered me half of a Xanax, which I foolishly refused.

This is a man going to a vegan restaurant in a hat, and he is so angst-ridden over this innocuous act he felt the need to be medicated for his mission.

I put my MAGA hat on for the first time and looked in the rearview mirror. I looked smug. I looked mean. I looked like someone I wanted to punch.

A hat did this. Stein acts as if he is a character in the Bugs Bunny short where a costume truck dumped items into a valley and all of the characters took on the personality of the various pieces of headgear that landed on them. Frankly, I think the premise of a man who was nervous about setting foot in a crowd of vegans in a baseball hat is ill-prepared to be punching anyone.

I saw that the patio was packed. I feared I’d have to wait for a seat, milling about alone and exposed. I scurried to the host stand and asked if I could order lunch at the nearly empty bar.

Uh yea, I am confident that sucker-punching someone over apparel is not in this guy’s skill set.

I stared at the options, trying to decide between a bowl of kale called “I Am Grateful” or a bowl of lentils called “I Am Humble” because I could not find a bowl called “I Am Scared Shitless”.

Seriously, the only thing to be fearful of here is that menu itself. But then again, I’m an avowed carnivore, so being afraid of running with dogs in the tall wheatgrass is not a natural reaction for me.

Before I left, I asked the black waiter, how he felt about my hat. “I don’t care. At all. Really. At all! I look at a hat and that doesn’t tell me who the person is,” he said.

Imagine that: someone exhibiting a sane and responsible reaction to — a hat. Here was a privileged and smug Left Coast elitist expecting a swath of the country to behave in accordance to his own prejudiced mentality. Instead found that people in real life do not act like the unhinged and undermedicated attack minions we encounter on social media.

Following this dose of reality, and seeing the premise of his piece blown apart, Joel Stein was not encouraged by what he discovered. It is clear he entered into his experiment with bias and a heavy dose of projection. But upon watching his theory crumble easier than a brick of ramen noodles he does not experience a positive revelation.

No, like someone intent on finding something negative about “the other side”, he makes a completely dour and asinine conclusion.

The far right has become so normalized that no one said anything to a guy in a MAGA hat at Café Gratitude. I Am Not Sure How Great That Is.

See, ONLY the far right wears MAGA hats, according to Stein’s stunted thinking. And the fact that nobody approached in a violent manner to confront him is proof, somehow, that we have devolved into a nation that accepts…well, we do not know, specifically. He never explains what that “worst” part of people actually is in his assessment.

But Stein can only arrive at his conclusion that this non-confrontational experience is bad if he is assuming the absolute worst about a group to begin with. Despite the fact that he admits spending time in the bowels of Trump adoration, and only being granted warmth and acceptance by all he encountered, he still harbors the worst impression of those people.

And when he goes to the other side expecting to be harried and confronted with biased anger — finding only pragmatism and rationality — he interprets that non-reaction as a sign of some sort of surrender. Instead of seeing the non-judgemental reactions, he sees people resigned to what he knows to be an undercurrent of hate.

We just have to overlook the abject lack of any evidence. Stein conducts a social experiment, and then he proceeds to ignore the data he has collected, which blasted apart his hypothesis. Trust him, it is there. Because he knows better — which is to say, he actually knows it is worse.

Just don’t expect him to show you any results.

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It’s Called Reciprocity

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Yesterday, I kicked out a small piece regarding President Trump and his decision to put China on notice by the use of tariffs. He had done so previously, to the tune of a 10% charge on a limited array of items that China dumps on our market. Midnight Thursday night, at the direction of the President, that rate jumped to 25%.

As a Conservative, I’m ordinarily not a supporter of tariffs, especially the “protectionist” sort that artificially raises labor costs and consumer prices. This is different.

This is called “reciprocity,” and should have been a major tool in our trade negotiators’ toolbox a long time ago. For too long, with China, North Korea and other bad actors, we’ve tried the sweetness and light approach, or when that failed our pushback has been flaccid at best. Witness former Secretary of State describing U.S. use of force against Syria…”unbelievably small” air strikes. Really? That’s going to engender respect for us and cause a murderous tyrant to modify his behavior?

China, for a long time, has had huge tariffs and other import requirements that are far and away greater than what we do for their products. We’ve tried negotiation and positive incentives to little or no avail. This has done nothing but foster a lack of respect for us and demonstrates our (former) lack of determination to protect our citizens.

As I pointed out yesterday, sometimes it’s time to take a cue from Don Corleone. Make a reasonable offer. If that’s rebuffed, go ahead and jump right to the horse head in the bed.

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FBI Officials Knew the Steele Dossier Was a Dumpster Fire Before the FISA Warrant

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This is another piece to a puzzle that’s been coming together over the past few weeks.

For years, we were told the FBI was oblivious to the fact that the Steele dossier was a dumpster fire of unverified nonsense. Defenders of the bureau have assured us that at the time of it’s use before the FISA court (to garner the Carter Page warrant), the FBI saw it as reliable intelligence from a source they had no reason to doubt, in this case super-duper spy Christopher Steele.

Here’s Qatari mouthpiece lawfareblog letting us all know as late as December of 2018 that the Steele dossier actually “held up well” as a raw intelligence document.

As a raw intelligence document, the Steele dossier, we believe, holds up well so far. But surely there is more to come from Mueller’s team. We will return to it as the public record develops.

In actuality, the Steele dossier ended up being shunned almost completely by the Mueller team because it was such trash. It was only mentioned a couple of times in passing and several aspects were directly dis-proven by other evidence and testimony in the report (i.e. Cohen in Prague, the pee tape, etc.). So lawfareblog was spectacularly wrong again. We call that another day ending in y.

The Hill has a new report further showing just how dishonest the FBI were about the Steele dossier.

Newly unearthed memos show a high-ranking government official who met with Steele in October 2016 determined some of the Donald Trump dirt that Steele was simultaneously digging up for the FBI and for Hillary Clinton’s campaign was inaccurate, and likely leaked to the media.

The concerns were flagged in a typed memo and in handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016.

I reported on that memo last week. The main thrust was that just ten days after it was revealed that Steele had admitted his work was political, the FBI went before the FISA court and directly said that Steele was unaware of the motivations of his employer.

Things have gotten worse for the FBI though.

In her typed summary, Kavalec wrote that Steele told her the Russians had constructed a “technical/human operation run out of Moscow targeting the election” that recruited emigres in the United States to “do hacking and recruiting.”

She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited are made out of the Russian Consulate in Miami,” according to a copy of her summary memo obtained under open records litigation by the conservative group Citizens United. Kavalec bluntly debunked that assertion in a bracketed comment: “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.”

Oops.

Steele had made a totally false claim about the center piece of a supposed Moscow operation to target the election. Kavalec had the integrity to flag it as debunked for the FBI ten days before they took Steele’s dossier to the FISA report.

Despite that, FBI officials pressed on. Not only did they lie about Steele’s motivations to the court, they also knew the “raw intelligence” was already being shown to be unreliable at the time.

The misconduct doesn’t stop there.

Kavalec’s handwritten notes clearly flagged in multiple places that Steele might be talking to the media.

“June — reporting started,” she wrote. “NYT and WP have,” she added, in an apparent reference to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Later she quoted Steele as suggesting he was “managing” four priorities — “Client needs, FBI, WashPo/NYT, source protection,” her handwritten notes show.

Oops again.

This is important because Steele was telling the FBI at the time that he was not talking to the media. This may explain why the FBI has been so reluctant to go after Steele on that obvious lie. Did they know he was talking to the media, in direct conflict with his contract conditions, and were allowing it? It’s starting to look fairly improbable that they didn’t know. We also know that none of this was revealed to the FISA court, who may have found it interesting that the FBI was using unverified nonsense that was being spun to the media for political reasons.

This all adds up to the most probable explanation. The FBI purposely misled and lied to the FISA court. The standards for a FISA warrant on a U.S. citizen are high for a reason. The government is not supposed to be able to take raw, knowingly false intelligence and present it as the majority basis for a warrant.

Yet, that’s exactly what happened here.

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Still More Dispatches from the 2020 Democratic Clown Limousine

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Beto O’Rourke visits Iowa – March 14, 2019. Screen grab via the AP.

Trigger warning:  The content of this article is intended to be satirical with whiffs of truth.

Well, it was too good to last.  At a campaign stop in Ansonville, North Carolina (pop. 631) Robert F. O’Rourke was greeted by a crowd of 12 people at the town’s small library.  Jumping on a table, the antique’s legs gave way causing injuries to four people sitting nearby.  Mabel Grandy, one of the injured most seriously, was rushed to a hospital while three others were treated at the scene.  O’Rourke denied the accident ever happened.

Barron Trump’s confirmation to the Supreme Court hit another snag when TMZ obtained footage of Trump throwing what appears to be a snowball at a classmate when he was in second grade.  Kamala Harris and Corey Booker held a joint news conference to denounce the young Trump’s actions declaring it “bullying.”  Said Harris: “Right there in the Constitution, it says ‘no bully’ can be appointed to the Supreme Court.”

Meanwhile, Barron’s pigtail accuser has stepped forward.   The young girl- identified as Monica Paula Ford- held back tears as she recounted how Barron, then age 5, pulled her pigtail while they built a block castle.  Flanked by her lawyer, Gloria Allred, Allysa Milano, Corey Booker and Kamala Harris, she read a brief statement and refused to take any questions.  Allred, asked why this was not reported at the time, responded:  “There are too many young girls traumatized every day by pigtail pulling.  Ms. Ford epitomizes the fear these girls have to live with which is why I support the #NotMyPigtails movement sweeping this nation…”

We have another candidate in the mix as Massachusetts representative Seth Moulton was seen filming a campaign commercial.  Moulton, who may be the first “Seth” to ever announce a candidacy was overheard reciting his campaign slogan: “The Revenge of Seth”  As he officially entered the race, it brings the number of candidates to a whopping 289.

Bernie Sanders made an appearance before a meeting of the Young Socialists Club (the entire student body of Columbia University).  During the audience Q&A session, he was asked why he sported a Band-aid on his forehead.  He explained that he was working out at Harry Reid’s home and that the arm stretching device detached from a glass shower door and opened a 6-stitch gash on his forehead.  The evening was not without its scarier moments also.  During an impassioned call for his Medicare for all proposal, his dentures came out of his mouth and remained chattering on the dais for several minutes before he had to excuse himself so aids could provide him an extra set of dentures.

Eric Swalwell decried the recent roll-out of the Mueller report and called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr.  Claiming Barr has lost all credibility with the American public, the American public responded, “Eric who?”

Meanwhile, Tim Ryan who recently entered the race, declared that “third trimester abortions are not an issue.”  He later clarified the statement saying: “I meant to say, third trimester abortions should not be an issue only for black babies in Ohio.”

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Coward Brian Sims A No-Show At Pro-Life Rally

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Pro-lifers gathered this morning in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic at 1144 Locust Street in Philadelphia. Just days ago, Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D) recorded himself at this clinic harassing and threatening elderly ladies and teenage girls for defending innocent lives, repeatedly shrieking “shame on you.”

Sims thought his video would inspire his fellow radical abortionists to hound the “racist, classist” pro-life “bigots.”

Never mind that abortion has killed 19,000,000 African-American babies, that Planned Parenthood’s founder was a virulent KKK-coddling bigot, and that Planned Parenthood targets low-income communities.

But like many things leftists do, Sims’ stunt backfired spectacularly.

Conservative blogger Matt Walsh responded by calling for a “giant pro-life rally” at the same Planned Parenthood, and was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from pro-life activists and prominent leaders.

In just a matter of hours, the event was on and the date was set for Friday. Walsh dared Sims to show up and “stick a camera in my face.”

Turnout this morning was over a thousand, and attendees heard powerful speeches from the rally’s organizers. See the full event below.

Brian Sims, meanwhile, was nowhere to be found.

So, just another garden-variety cowardly schoolyard bully. They prey on the small and vulnerable, then when confronted they turn tail and scamper away like a bug when you turn the light on.

The last we heard from Sims on this issue was a pitiful video and tweet in which he said he would “do better” but would still “fiercely protect” the right to kill innocent babies. Not a word about the elderly lady and young girls that he attacked.

Non-apology not accepted.

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