Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers believes the Earth is flat. To be sure, planet Earth is round. But during a Friday podcast hosted by his teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson, Irving declared that the Earth is flat. “This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat,” Irving said, urging people to do their research on the matter. The point guard blamed “them” for lying to us but did not clarify who “they” are. “What it really came down to for me,” Irving explains, “was everything that was particularly thrown in front of me, I had to be like, ‘OK, this is all a facade, this is all something that they ultimately want me to believe in that is true or whether or not or whatever.’”
It’s clear Kyrie Irving won’t going to be traveling to Stockholm anytime soon in order to collect a Nobel Prize. If memory serves, he majored in basketball for one year at Duke University before taking his talents to the NBA. His employer, the Cleveland Cavaliers, aren’t paying him four bajillion dollars a year because they believe he’s going to crack the mystery of cold fusion. He’s a fabulously talented basketball player, but judging by his most recent comments, he was never a summa cum laude candidate during his brief sojourn at Duke. Continue reading
A fundraising email on behalf of Karen Handel, a Republican running for office in Georgia, promises that she will end Muslim immigration if elected. “If elected to Congress, she will work to build a wall on the border and end Muslim immigration,” says the email, which the Save The American Way PAC sent Friday. The PAC did not respond to a request for comment…. Handel served as Georgia’s secretary of state from 2006 until 2010. She also ran for Georgia governor in 2010 and the U.S. Senate in 2014. In 2012, Handel resigned as an executive at the Susan G. Komen foundation after she pushed the group to end financial support of Planned Parenthood. There was widespread outcry over the decision and the foundation eventually reversed.
The fundraising email in question only serves to confirm my 2012 decision to never donate another dime to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. During her time at Komen, Karen Handel almost singlehandedly managed to convert the non-profit’s national organization into an entity with a decidedly Right-wing agenda…that had nothing to do with fighting breast cancer. Continue reading
An editor for Alex Jones’ InfoWars website was buried in mockery after journalists eagerly accepted his offer to pay for their trip to a Swedish city identified by President Donald Trump as a hotbed for terrorists. Paul Joseph Watson, the British conservative blogger and editor-at-large for InfoWars, dared journalists to accept his offer to visit the “crime ridden migrant suburbs of Malmo — and he appeared to be surprised when dozens took him up on his offer.
I don’t know about you, but I find it highly entertaining when a brave Conservative keyboard warrior goes all in…and then discovers the Internet is taking him at his word. “Dumb” can be SO much more than a four-letter word, knowhutimean?? This is what can happen when you believe yourself to be SO much smarter than all those “idiot Libtards” whom you believe to be facile, moronic, and anti-American tools, eh?
Who’s the tool now? Continue reading
Sunday afternoon, CNN’s Athena Jones expressed amazement that Pres. Donald Trump admitted the terror attack he made up on Saturday when he was at his rally in Melbourne, Florida was actually based on a segment on Fox News he only half-paid attention to. “Now it’s clear, at least, what the president was referring to,” Athena Jones reported from Mar-a-Lago in Florida. “We know that he is an avid watcher of cable news, he particularly likes Fox.”…. “I’ve got to tell you, Pamela,” Jones said, “this lack of precision, the president repeating things he hears — something he’s been doing since the very beginning of his campaign — it’s causing problems. It’s already causing problems and it shows that words matter and that the whole world is watching and listening very carefully to what the president has to say.”
Regardless of how you may feel about Donald Trump, there’s one important reality no lucid human being could dispute:
Words matter. Continue reading
Donald Trump is a proven liar. He lies often and effortlessly. He lies about the profound and the trivial. He lies to avoid guilt and invite glory. He lies when his pride is injured and when his pomposity is challenged. Indeed, one of the greatest threats Trump poses is that he corrupts and corrodes the absoluteness of truth, facts and science. It is no coincidence that the rise of Trump is concurrent with the rise of “fake news.” It is no coincidence that his rise comes during an age of severely damaged faith in institutions. And now that he has been elected, Trump wants absolute control over the flow of information, to dictate his own version of facts rather than live with the reality of accepted facts. Trump is in a battle to bend the truth to his benefit.
That Donald Trump lies as he breathes is hardly breaking news. He’s “blessed” with the ability to lie faster than the speed of fact-checking. In fact, he lies with such rapidity and alacrity that many media outlets appear to have simply given up trying to hold him accountable. Yes, he lies with such conviction and elan that he’s beaten segments of the free press into mute submission by virtue of his sheer, unprecedented, shameless mendacity. Continue reading