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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ dad’s jokes are a fireable offense: Today in Tweets

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, live from the 8th circle of Hell

By David Futrelle

Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants an ESPN commenter fired for having an opinion about Trump that she doesn’t like. Meanwhile, no one can stop her terrible father from making awful jokes on Twitter. Meanwhile, Apple introduces some new face recognition thingy.

On to the Tweets:

https://twitter.com/djlavoie/status/908041553050062849

Meanwhile, no one can stop her father from making an endless succession of barely comprehensible “jokes” on Twitter.

Sarah, please talk to him.

In other news, apparently you can use your face to unlock iPhones now even though this is actually kind of a stupid thing?

https://twitter.com/ComicPrintingUK/status/907714163564273664

In other other news:

https://twitter.com/pattymo/status/908076373239103488

Cute animals!

https://twitter.com/awwcuteness/status/907609515952144389

https://twitter.com/Attenboroughs_D/status/907510344226152448

https://twitter.com/ItsMeowIRL/status/907186867094908930

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Pie
Pie
3 years ago

@Podkayne Lives

Her health is now irrelevant to the public.

If she dies of the alzheimers she aparrently had during the election campaign, or of the psychic pneumonia juicebro gave her, how will she face justice for the buttery males?

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
3 years ago

Republican “maturity”, in a nutshell, develops like this.

(November, 1992)

Playground kid: “Bush lost to Clinton and Matt Gaetz is a dickweed!”

Matt Gaetz (age 10): “I know you are but what am I!”

(25 years later…)

Mueller: “I’m closing in for the kill. Trump is guilty!”

Matt Gaetz (age 35): “Just because Hillary Clinton lost the election doesn’t mean we should forget or forgive conduct that is likely criminal.”

Now you understand why the emails and Clinton’s health still preoccupy Republicans. 🙂

JS
JS
3 years ago

I thought of a fractal joke. It gets funnier the closer you look at it.

(A)utonomist Escapist
(A)utonomist Escapist
3 years ago

“Mr Shkreli, no reasonable person would believe that anyone would pay two million dollars for a Wu-Tang Clan album… and yet, you did”.

Heyhey, 36 Chambers is still pure fire!

Coincidentally, “Shrekli” sounds like the words for “terrible” and/or “horrible” in German/Dutch/Scandinavian languages…

bluecat
bluecat
3 years ago

Coincidentally, “Shrekli” sounds like the words for “terrible” and/or “horrible” in German/Dutch/Scandinavian languages…

If Shrek means horror or terror, and let’s say it’s paired with the Swiss/Austrian diminutive ending “li”, he would be called Little Horror, or Little Terror.

Nominative determinism strikes again.

Re: Cargo cult jokes:

Why is an apple red and yellow?

Because it’s got a purple tail.

(A friend’s 4-year old)

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

The right correctly points out that people shouldn’t be prevented from speaking on college campuses, then turns around and says people who describe blatantly bigoted views with words like “racist” should be prosecuted for libel and fired from their jobs.

Leo
Leo
3 years ago

@History Nerd
I don’t think there’s any ‘correctly’ about it, because even in the US there are at least some laws about what you can and can’t say, and there are more here in the UK. More importantly, though, it’s kind of standard for Universities not to invite any old random, it’s reasonable to challenge stupid invites that should never have been made in the first place, and that’s not the same as preventing them from speaking. Otherwise I assume my invite got lost in the post? I’m being prevented from exercising my frozen peaches!

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

The speakers are not being invited by the universities, they’re being invited by Student Union groups. A group can (legally speaking) invite a speaker as long as they follow proper procedures, and a public university can’t block a speaker based on the speaker’s bigoted views if the event is private and ticketed (so disruptive people can be asked to leave) and the student group gives the police a security plan. There was apparently some misconception that Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, and Ben Shapiro were officially endorsed by UC Berkeley, when they were invited by student groups.

I’m not saying the invites shouldn’t be challenged. I’m talking specifically about the people arguing that the events need to be forcibly shut down by any means necessary. That’s not really on effective tactic, though I know there are anarchists who regularly post here who will strongly disagree with me on that.

The US right now is largely free speech absolutist. You need to incite “imminent” violence or libel a specific person to get in legal trouble.

Hypatia's Daughter
Hypatia's Daughter
3 years ago

So VoxDay has a t-shirt with his own face but the caption “Supreme Dark Lord”. Like we should all be impressed that this two-bit internet shitweasel anoints himself the “Supreme Dark Lord”?
These guys remind me of a 4 year old. They present Mommy with a picture they drew, and when Mommy says “Oh, it’s so beautiful, honey!”, the 4 year old says “Yes, Mommy. Because I’m the bestest drawer in the WHOLE WORLD!”
NO VD, we aren’t buying that you’re the bestest dark lord in the world because you put it on a t-shirt.

PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

This is something quite interesting about the next round of “Free Speech Conferences”:

https://twitter.com/studentactivism/status/908689087032422400

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
3 years ago

But you can libel a whole group (“they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime”) and get away with it … and even run on that as your election platform and win public office. Bleah.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
3 years ago

And now, Sarah Suckabee Sanders broke a law that carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison:

http://www.liberalmountain.com/us-politics/ethics-complaint-filed-on-sarah-sanders-after-calling-for-firing-of-espn-reporter-details

Pho with Beef and Basil
Pho with Beef and Basil
3 years ago

A major, and rich as hell, pharmaceutical player putting a goddamn bounty out for DNA from a hated political opponent. Wow. It really is the future.

And fuck all these news outlets painting him as asking for a “lock” of hair: he’s specifically asked for a follicle. It just highlights how incredibly disconnected they are from advances in genomic technologies.

Pho with Beef and Basil
Pho with Beef and Basil
3 years ago

To be clear: Shkreli, being an entitled asshole, is threatening a left-of-GOP woman, and the best outcome is to cause precent to be established WRT gene theft.

There are currently no federal standards regarding gene theft in the USA. However, it’s likely to never happen until either a similarly entitled, rich white male asshole is the victim, or a progressive government assumes power.

This has a parallel in PewDiePie, also being an entitled rich white male, using slurs against another historically oppressed peoples that will hopefully galvanize progressive regulation of YouTube, but will likely never happen until progressive lawmakers outnumber those of the GOP.

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

You can libel a large group and get away with it. The more members the group has, the lower the probability that a defamatory statement should be construed as applying to a specific person, so the court presumes that there is no claim by default. It’s a different story in the UK, where it’s a crime to make statements that insult or malign members of a religious group. Many speakers are careful to make statements that are legal in the US but would be illegal in countries with stronger laws against hate speech (in those countries, they could usually make the same point, but they’d need to use less incendiary or insulting language).

The speaker list looks like Milo’s press people trying to troll left-wing students. UC Berkeley said the student group didn’t have a speaker’s contract with Steve Bannon as of Friday at 5 pm (only three speakers have contracts), and the group hadn’t paid rental fees for the spaces. Charles Murray said he wouldn’t be at any event organized by Milo Yiannopoulos. Murray is a #NeverTrump conservative and he hates Milo.

Most of the people who want to forcibly shut the events down are autonomist anarchists who support using direct action to deny any public platform to anyone with far right beliefs, but that’s part of a larger plan to get in a position to overthrow capitalism. They view capitalism as the main problem, rather than Trump necessarily, so some of them don’t care if they damage businesses owned by anti-Trump people. People used autonomist “black bloc” tactics at anti-war rallies in San Francisco in 2003 and allegedly have engaged in violence against police and property destruction in various protests in Oakland and Berkeley over the past view years. The extent to which autonomism is Leninist or associated with terrorism is pretty controversial.

I feel like a lot of support for militant tactics and de-platforming comes from thinking in terms of what people think right-wingers deserve rather than what’s effective or will lead to a positive outcome. Those tactics aren’t really how you organize protection for groups of people who feel like they can’t trust the police.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
3 years ago

I feel like a lot of support for militant tactics and de-platforming comes from thinking in terms of what people think right-wingers deserve rather than what’s effective or will lead to a positive outcome.

I feel like sticking to the high road has caused the left no end of grief. When the right has completely abandoned any adherence to facts or reality, and lie openly on a regular basis, and call for outrageous policies that will literally kill people while claiming simultaneously that these policies are actually going to improve people’s lives, many on the left wind up befuddled and unable to retaliate. Someone who genuinely wants what’s best for the public and is a stickler for courtesy and factual data is ill-equipped to combat catchy slogans that are baldfaced and shameless lies. And that doesn’t even touch on the Nazis.

Deplatforming is an effective way to combat lies. The marketplace of ideas has broken down, and it never worked super-well in the first place anyway. One need look no further than Hillary Clinton’s well-publicized policy planks for an example. She put them out there over and over, but tons of folks thought she had no policy at all because the lies about her emails overwhelmed everything else. There was no effective way to fight the email lies while sticking with courtesy and facts, because the other side abandoned both of those things.

There are only a few ways to engage with compulsive liars, and deplatforming is the one that requires the least sacrifice of one’s own soul.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

de-platforming

http://servingcinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/antm-ebony-gif.gif

That’s not a thing. It’s something the far right made up to try and silence dissent all the while pretending to be fighting for “free speech.”

They already got the media to treat fascists and evolution and climate change deniers like they’re credible by inventing a liberal bias in the mainstream media (Pat Buchanan admitted that they manufactured this claim to shift political discourse to the right). Let’s not treat no platforming like it’s a legit issue. It’s not. It’s a blatantly obvious tactic to get moderates and liberals to defend their “right” to be given major platforms to spew hate speech.

PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Read this thread by the fabulous Caroline Orr (@RVAWonk)

https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/909565202508795904

Milo is an asshole who is playing everyone, as usual. And the alt-right trollage will eat it the fuck up.

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

@PoM

I feel like sticking to the high road has caused the left no end of grief.

And a notable lack of victories. Indeed, in practical terms, ‘taking the high road’ looks an awful lot like ‘abject surrender’.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
3 years ago

@PoM:

[T]he right has completely abandoned any adherence to facts or reality, and lie openly on a regular basis, and call for outrageous policies that will literally kill people while claiming simultaneously that these policies are actually going to improve people’s lives

Speaking of which (and I’m surprised there isn’t a top level post about it by now), the Repugs are trying again to kick 23 million Americans off healthcare.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-aca-repeal-20170917-story.html

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/18/1699564/-MA-Sen-Elizabeth-Warren-D-Helps-Build-Momentum-To-Defeat-The-Cassidy-Graham-Health-Care-Bill

#ProtectOurCare