May 20, 2018
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May 20, 2018
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“Cocaine Mitch” had the last laugh.
Team Mitch, the official campaign Twitter feed of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), made it snow after former coal baron Don Blankenship lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in West Virginia on Tuesday.
Blankenship’s campaign was marked by repeated attacks on McConnell, and at one point he called the senator “cocaine Mitch” in a campaign ad. The nickname stems from accusations that a ship owned by the company of McConnell’s father-in-law was used to carry 90 pounds of cocaine. No charges appear to have been filed, according to The Washington Post.
That led to this blow from McConnell’s campaign account after Blankenship came in third:
The pic is an edited version of an image used to promote the Netflix series “Narcos,” which is about a drug cartel in Colombia:
The show’s official Twitter responded:
The tweet got a strong reaction, and many snorted with laughter at the reference:
2018 you’re drunk and high, go home
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) May 9, 2018
Cocaine Mitch is savage!
— Ryan | weather.us (@RyanMaue) May 9, 2018
…. and the nominees for “Tweet of the Year” are …
— Jerry Bohl, Jr. (@jr_bohl) May 9, 2018
You’re a terrible person, but this is funny.
— Aaron Davis (@legalskolar) May 9, 2018
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West Virginia GOP Senate candidate Don Blankenship has amped up the xenophobic rhetoric with his latest campaign ad.
“Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people,” Blankenship said in the ad, reportedly set to air on TV in West Virginia starting Friday.
“While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich,” continued Blankenship, who served time in prison for safety violations that contributed to the fatal 2010 Upper Big Branch mining disaster. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars,” he added.
Check out the ad here:
Blankenship, whose own fiancée reportedly was born in China, caught heat earlier this week after suggesting in a radio interview that McConnell may have a conflict of interest when it comes to foreign relations because his father-in-law — shipping company chairman James Chao — “is a wealthy Chinaperson.”
Blankenship on Tuesday defended his use of the term, which was used to dehumanize Chinese immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the 19th century.
“I don’t see this insinuation by the press that there’s something racist about saying a ‘Chinaperson,’” he said during a primary debate. “Some people are Korean persons, and some of them are African persons. That’s not any slander there.”
Stephen Colbert ridiculed Blankenship’s earlier campaign ad, in which he called McConnell “Cocaine Mitch,” on Thursday’s “Late Show.”:
People on Twitter ripped Blankenship’s inclusion of the “China people” term in his latest ad:
“China-people”… when you want to be gender inclusive, but still racist.
— Benns-ke Urameshi (@bennsintheroad) May 3, 2018
I never would have guessed a pro-life, lifetime NRA membership holding Republican would use the term ‘China People’.
— Eddie Colmenares ️ (@eddievanheinous) May 3, 2018
— Emily Schwartz Greco (@ESGreco) May 3, 2018
But, let’s get back to the centerpiece here.
Why did no one involved in the making of this commercial stop the candidate from using the phrase “China People”?
— Burt “Slothfighter” Likko (@burtlikko) May 3, 2018
Just to get this straight. It’s childish for someone to call him “despicable” or “mentally ill”, but not childish to refer to Senator McConnell as “Cocaine Mitch”, his political allies as “swamp people”, his in-laws as his “China family”, or all Chinese as “China people”. Got it.
— (((Charlie Mas))) (@charlie_mas) May 4, 2018
“i approve this message”
*proceeds to deliver the message himself*
— thicc porcello (@thiccwoj) May 3, 2018
Why does every cut feel like he’s teleporting to the same location.
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) May 3, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron brought a green present – a symbolic oak seedling – for his American counterpart Donald Trump on his visit to the US. The tree sapling reportedly comes from a place in the Champagne region, where US marines repelled a German offensive in the final year of World War I.
The gift was planted during a ceremony attended by the two leaders and their spouses drew plenty of sharp comments on Twitter, where users offered remarks ranging from light-hearted jokes to stinging sarcasm.
Some said the ceremony looked like the two leaders were “burying a body,” while others suggested that the body they were burying was actually the corpse of American democracy.
looks like they’re burying a body……… like the BODY OF OUR DYING DEMOCRACY!!!!
ha ha get it https://t.co/vUMgpal8vZ
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) April 23, 2018
Despite Macron being very supportive of Trump’s recent foreign policy moves and the decision to bomb Syria on April 14, some users suggested that the gift was just to troll Trump over his stance on Paris Climate Agreement. The accord has been one of the sore points in US-French relations since the US leader decided to pull out from the agreement in summer 2017.
Planting trees is a time-honored symbolic gesture in which many politicians participate during their career. Some of these events draw more attention than others, and some become tongue-in-cheek jokes involving the participants. For instance, Dmitry Rogozin, a senior government official involved in military procurement, planted two poplar trees near NATO headquarters in Brussels to mark his resignation from the position of Moscow’s ambassador to the organization. Poplar in Russian is called “Topol” – the name of a family of mobile nuclear ICBMs – so Rogozin called the trees “Topol” and “Topol-M,” just like the missiles.
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The UK Met Office issued an amber weather warning with snowfall forecast for much of England and Scotland on Saturday and Sunday. About 118 flights have been cancelled so far, affecting some 15,000 passengers, reports the Independent.
British Airways cancelled more than 80 flights to Dublin, Nice, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Geneva, as well as transatlantic flights to New York and Chicago. Meanwhile, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Eurowings cancelled several flights to Frankfurt, Munich and Salzburg.
“Due to wintry weather and restrictions at some airports we fly to and from, we have merged a small number of our Heathrow flights to ensure that the vast majority of our customers are able to travel to their destinations as planned today,” a spokesperson for BA told RT. “We are offering customers due to travel with us this weekend the opportunity to postpone their journey up until Wednesday.”
Yesterday I was breezing around North London in a short-sleeved shirt and now there’s snow out there? Incomprehensible. And yes, I did say short-sleeved shirt. Come at me, Fashion Police.
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) March 17, 2018
The flights were cancelled as a precautionary measure. In a statement to RT, a spokesperson for Heathrow Airport said that while the weather could cause some delays over the weekend, significant disruption is “not currently expected”.
“We are working closely with our on-site Met Office to monitor the further snowfall expected throughout the weekend,” they added. “As always, we advise passengers to check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport.” So far some parts of the UK have received a blanket of snow, while people in areas spared the sudden snowfall have been left wondering what all the fuss is about.
There’s been about a millimetre of snow in London so getting to work is probably going to take half the day. Also fully expect that house along the street to have their Christmas tree back up before nightfall…
— Andrew Dickson (@mrandrewdickson) March 17, 2018
London, I can confirm a light sprinkling of snow.
PANIC LIKE FUCK BUY ALL THE BREAD JETTISON YOUR CHILDREN THEY WILL ONLY SLOW YOU DOWN BURY YOURSELVES IN GRIT START COOKING YOUR PETS BURN ABANDONED CARS FOR WARMTH
— Mitten d’Amour (@MittenDAmour) March 17, 2018
Many are hoping the snowfall doesn’t spark the same level of hysteria brought on by the recent #BeastFromTheEast that battered the country two weeks ago. Schools and public transport were shut down for several days and more than 300 flights were cancelled.
Westminster’s reaction to the Skripal poisoning case in Salisbury, England, seems to have inspired a corresponding blame-game on social media over the sudden cold snap. Some Twitter users are claiming the freeze is a bizarre kind of “meteorological warfare” ordered directly from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
You can just tell by the smug look on the face of this snow, that it came from Russia.
— EL4C (@EL4JC) March 17, 2018
The snow is meteorological warfare from Russia.
— The Mad Titan (@UncleTimi) March 17, 2018
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The self-described “legal arm of the pro-Israel community” Jewish lobby has issued “cease and desist” legal threats against Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, demanding that they censor content critical of the Jews’ “Holocaust” narrative—or face legal action.
According to a press release issued by the New York-based Lawfare Project—which on its website claims to be the “Legal Arm of the Pro-Israel Community,” that organization’s Executive Director Brooke Goldstein has announced the legal action in Spain “against internet giants Yahoo, Google, and Twitter, for failing to address the proliferation of Holocaust denial websites” on their platforms.
“Unless Google, Yahoo, and Twitter take down the anti-Semitic content on their platforms, they will be taken to court in Spain, and elsewhere,” said Goldstein.
In the last week, these Jews sent “cease and desist letters to a number of search engines, including Google and Yahoo, with possible action planned against Twitter.”
The letters state that if the platforms “do not act decisively and quickly to take down the anti-Semitic and defamatory content, as defined by Spanish law, a lawsuit will be filed against them.”
“Google, Yahoo, and Twitter are all hosting antisemitic websites and content on their platforms that violate Spanish law. If they do not respond positively to the cease and desist letters sent last week, we will file lawsuits against them,” said Ignacio Wenley Palacios, The Lawfare Project’s Spanish counsel.
The Lawfare Project is also known for being the first of at least three Jewish lobbies to file legal suits against the Belgian government in 2017 and early 2018 for that country’s law banning Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of animals, a cruel and backward process which inflicts great pain upon the animals and is increasingly being rejected by all civilized people for the animal cruelty that it is.
That legal action against Belgium is still ongoing, as the law is only due to take effect in 2019.
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