REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY III 8-26-2020
DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY: BETTE MIDLER
Bette Midler has stirred controversy for tweets she made during Melania Trump’s speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention.
Including, “#beBest is back! A UGE bore!
She can speak several words in a few languages.
Get that illegal alien off the stage,
“Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,”
And “Anodyne, anodyne, nothing but simple minded pablum. “I have to remind myself that I am very lucky.”
I completely agree! You are one lucky Slovenian!
And after all that surgery, you hit a kind of horrible jackpot, chained to an colossal idiot.”
After receiving several replies condemning her comments,
Midler responded to her own “can’t speak English” tweet to address the controversy, writing,
“Why not? Just giving them a taste of their own immigrant bashing medicine. I guess they’re not keen.”
Midler also opined on many other speeches from the night, including Larry Kudlow
“All these people talking about de-regulation;
They are not noting that 40 million people are unemployed because of a pandemic DonaldTrump ruined.
Maybe you are ok, but millions are starving. Don’t you ever see them? #LarryKudlow doesn’t, apparently.”,
Rand Paul (“I remember when #RandPaul called #DonaldTrump an “orange-faced windbag” once. Did his neighbor beat him into a new person?”),
And Eric Trump (“#Eric didn’t seem like he was on drugs tonight. I’m sure his brother and Kimberly refused to share.”).
Midler spoke to Variety last year about being active on Twitter.
“I participate in it because it can be fun,” she said. “I’m like a broadcaster.
I like to broadcast, but I don’t really like the feedback. I’m quite sensitive.”
See some of Midler’s tweets about Trump below:
DAWG SAYS: THIS IS RACIST COMMENTS FROM SOMEONE WHO IS ONE OF THE “TOLERANT” LEFT.
THE ONES WHO BELIEVE IN IMMIGRANTS UNLESS YOU ARE MELANIA TRUMP.
HATERS GONNA HATE, SHAMEFUL.
ANOTHER POLITICALLY CORRECT NAME CHANGE
California’s Squaw Valley Ski Resort Is Changing Its Name After Research Reveals Racist Implications
California’s popular Squaw Valley ski resort is changing its name after “extensive research” determined the name was “widely considered a racist and sexist slur.”
The ski resort in Lake Tahoe, announced this week that a new name will be put in place in early 2021,
And will go into effect at the conclusion of the ski season.
“With the momentum of recognition and accountability we are seeing around the country,
We have reached the conclusion that now is the right time to acknowledge a change needs to happen,” Ron Cohen,
President and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, said in a statement.
“We have to accept that as much as we cherish the memories we associate with our resort name,
That love does not justify continuing to use a term that is widely accepted to be a racist and sexist slur.
We will find a new name that reflects our core values, storied past, and respect for all those who have enjoyed this land.”
The new name will be announced in early 2021.
According to the resort, the term has “long been used as a derogatory and dehumanizing reference to a Native American woman”
And was protested against by the local Washoe Tribe.
A team to develop the new name has been assembled.
The resort said its new name will reflect “our core values, storied past,
And respect for all those who have enjoyed this land,” the statement read.
The new name will be announced in early 2021 but will not go into effect until the end of ski season, which could be early June.
When the resort reopens for its 2021/22 season, new branding with the new name will appear on all signage,
Employee uniforms, vehicles, and pint glasses at apres-ski bars.
Famous for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics,
The resort is one of the largest in the country and welcomes more than 600,000 skiers and snowboarders each year.
The resort is also famous for its KT-22 chairlift, continually voted among the best in North America for its descent through expert and steep terrain.
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION SPEAKERS SLAM CALIFORNIA
THEY PAINT CALIFORNIA AS A DANGEROUS DYSTOPHIA
Speakers at the Republican National Convention turned California into a dystopian punchline on Monday,
Portraying America’s most populous state as a dangerous wasteland ruled by liberal politicians who are oblivious to public safety.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, a leading Trump campaign fundraiser and the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.,
Said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a lifelong moderate, and his running mate, Kamala Harris,
Would pursue the same kind of socialist policies that she said had destroyed Cuba and Venezuela.
“If you want to see the socialist Biden-Harris future for our country, just take a look at California,” said Guilfoyle, whose former husband is Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation, an immaculate environment,
The Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes.”
“In President Trump’s America, we light things up,” she shouted. “We don’t dim them down.”
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION SPEAKERS SLAM CALIFORNIA
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida used similar imagery to describe California, a state that Trump lost by 4.3 million votes in 2016.
Gaetz suggested socialists in places like Hollywood were manipulating Biden to enact their radical agenda.
“The woke-topians will settle for Biden because they will make him an extra in a movie written, produced and directed by others,” he said.
“It’s a horror film, really. They’ll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home and invite MS-13 to live next door.
And the police aren’t coming when you call. In Democrat-run cities, they’re already being defunded, disbanded.”
Gaetz also criticized Harris, a California senator, citing the recent blackouts the state has suffered amid a protracted heat wave and scores of wildfires.
“Blaming our best and allowing society’s worst: That’s the story they write in Hollywood,” Gaetz said.
AMMON BUNDY AT IT AGAIN
Arrested after refusing to leave Idaho Capitol
Ammon Bundy, known for leading an armed militia that took over an Oregon wildlife preserve protesting federal land policies in 2016,
Was arrested at the Idaho Capitol on Tuesday after refusing to leave a hearing room, according to media reports.
Bundy was arrested around 5 p.m. after attending a session on a civil liability bill earlier in the day that was disrupted by protesters, the Idaho Press reported.
The hearing was long over and lawmakers had adjourned for the day.
Before his arrest, he told the news outlet he was upset about “citizen journalists” being removed from the proceedings and sat at the press desk in an apparent form of protest.
“I’m going to sit right here,” he reportedly said.
Bundy refused to stand when approached by authorities, so he was handcuffed to a chair and led out of the building.
Two other people also were reportedly removed. All three face misdemeanor charges for trespassing.
During the meeting, Republican Rep. Greg Chaney directed two people sitting in an area reserved for credentialed members of the media to leave those seats.
Press credentials are controlled by the Capitol Correspondents Association.
CLINT THOUGHT OF THE DAY
If owls are so smart, why don’t they say “Whom”?