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‘2-time LOSER?’ Hillary says she will remove ‘wife’ as the first word of her bio; HILLARY-ITY followed

Twitchy - 5 hours 34 min ago

Hillary.

We’re pretty sure the fact that you’re a wife had very little to do with how badly you lost the election BUT whatever you need to tell yourself so you can sleep at night.

In fact, it would seem that her lack of attention to the good people of Wisconsin was a far bigger issue … just sayin’.

Clinton says she’s going to revise her Twitter bio so it doesn’t start with the word "wife." https://t.co/T5dZ70MOsg

— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 24, 2018

Oooh, how modern woman and stuff.

Girl power!

*eye roll*

I'd go with 2x loser instead!

— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) April 24, 2018

Sorta clunky but accurate.

We all knew she wasn’t a wife. She was in a civil union meant to benefit her political aspirations.

— Smittie™ *insert blue check* (@smittie61984) April 24, 2018

Oof.

Oh, well what is she going to put down as her qualifications now?

Everyone of her qualifications seemed to be "Bill did".

— Chibi William Henry Harrison (@TobytheBeagle1) April 24, 2018

Nobody has worked so hard to lose so much in the last decade … surely that counts for something.

Inmate #13213213666

— The dude (@jsundi13) April 24, 2018

Not “President”…that’s for sure…

— Darrick Johnson (@darrickjohnson) April 24, 2018

"Crook"
"Multiple Felon"
"Unlikeable Scoundrel"

— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) April 24, 2018

Felon?

— Jim Madsen (@madsenjim) April 24, 2018

“Convicted felon.”

— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) April 24, 2018

Sensing a theme here, Hilldawg.

Failure?

— (((Brian))) (@twindaddy2212) April 24, 2018

"Couldn't win an election I rigged"

— StLCardsfan (@MDBishop82) April 24, 2018

Maybe she should just stick with wife?

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Birthday girl screams in terror as she’s engulfed in flames when hydrogen balloons explode

Daily Mail - 5 hours 35 min ago
The party in India went horribly wrong when the candle on the birthday cake was lit and hydrogen balloons burst into flames, forcing the birthday girl to flee in fear.

Kevin Williamson: How journalism works at New York magazine

Hot Air - 5 hours 38 min ago

Last Friday I wrote about Kevin Williamson’s brief stint at the Atlantic. His hiring was announced March 22nd and he was fired on April 5th after a concerted social media campaign to oust him over his views on abortion. Specifically, people were outraged over an old tweet in which Williamson suggested (as a provocation, not a serious suggestion) that capital punishment was appropriate for women who had abortions. In reality, Williamson is against capital punishment so the idea that he would be for it in the case of abortion didn’t even make sense but, with the exception of Vox, no one who wrote about the controversy bothered to ask him what he actually believed.

After his article was published, a writer at New York Magazine did email him to ask. Today, Williamson describes how the exchange took place in a piece for the Weekly Standard:

Ed Kilgore, a dreary partisan dolt in the employ of New York magazine, thought he saw an opening, and sent me a one-question inquiry: “What is your ‘public policy recommendation’ on appropriate punishment for women having abortions in a hypothetical criminalized abortion regime?” As any reasonably intelligent person will immediately detect, that question isn’t actually a question; it is a rhetorical stratagem in the shape of a question, deployed for the purpose of lame partisan point-scoring in the form of blocks of texts shaped like journalism…

Williamson sent a two-paragraph response pointing out that Kilgore didn’t seem interested in explaining Williamson’s actual position. He wrote in part, “People on the pro-choice side seek to shift the conversation to the question of the specifics of criminal sanction for obvious and shallow rhetorical purposes—because that’s an easy way to whip up emotional hysteria, preempting meaningful discourse rather than enabling it.” When pressed, Williamson added, “I can’t believe that you are in fact unaware of my opposition to capital punishment.” In short, I don’t want to play your game and no I don’t really support capital punishment. Williamson writes:

That, in turn, gave New York magazine the opportunity to write the headline Kilgore wanted to write: “Kevin Williamson Won’t Tell Me What He Thinks Should Happen to Women Who Have Abortions.

Kilgore’s piece concludes: “I’m guessing we’ll never know what Kevin Williamson thinks should happen to women who have abortions, unless Roe is reversed and he’s consulted by the legislature of Oklahoma.” See, I tried to get an answer out of this wingnut, but he wouldn’t give me one. But as Williamson points out, if New York Magazine was actually interested in his opinion they could have had it for free:

What you will not read about at New York magazine is the fact that I offered them a full account of my views on the subject, in the form of an essay on exactly how I think we should go about dealing with the legal prohibition of abortion. (In the interest of making this easier for New York magazine, I offered this at no charge, something I almost never do. “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money,” as Dr. Johnson observed.) Why take one or two sentences, filtered through the unreliable sensibility of a hostile columnist, when you could have the whole thing? Because, as New York editor Adam Moss told me, that is “as much on the subject of your views on this matter as we want to publish.”

And there you have it.

New York magazine, in the words of its own editor, prefers a truncated, incomplete account, which is of course easier to distort and to misrepresent. Whatever that is, it isn’t journalism.

They really weren’t interested in Williamson’s opinion, at least not if it might sound sensible and perhaps even [shudder] compelling. They just wanted to tell their audience what they wanted to hear.

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Hillary Clinton supports campaign megadonor with Beautycon appearance

Daily Mail - 5 hours 39 min ago
The unannounced appearance was all in support of the event's founder Maj Mahdara, a Clinton megadonor who helped with the campaign's efforts to target younger voters.

Mass. Senate candidate fights city order to remove anti-Warren 'fake Indian' signs (Valerie Richardson/Washington Times)

Memeorandum - 5 hours 39 min ago

Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Mass. Senate candidate fights city order to remove anti-Warren ‘fake Indian’ signs  —  Shiva Ayyadurai accuses city of political bias, free-speech violations  —  A Massachusetts Senate candidate is fighting an effort by city officials in Cambridge, home of Sen. Elizabeth Warren …

Facebook post connected to suspect in van rampage cites 'incel rebellion' (Josh O'Kane/Globe and Mail)

Memeorandum - 5 hours 39 min ago

Josh O'Kane / Globe and Mail:
Facebook post connected to suspect in van rampage cites ‘incel rebellion’  —  A post made on Facebook just moments before Monday's pedestrian attack in Toronto detailing an “Incel Rebellion” appears to have been made by suspect Alek Minassian's actual account, a Facebook spokesperson told The Globe and Mail.

Amazon launches 'in-vehicle' delivery in 37 U.S. markets

UPI - 5 hours 40 min ago
Online retail giant Amazon said Tuesday it will begin offering in-vehicle delivery service.

Melania wriggles her fingers away as Trump tries to hold her hand

Daily Mail - 5 hours 42 min ago
Melania Trump appeared to wriggle her fingers away from her husband's on Tuesday as he tried gingerly to grasp her hand during an awkward photocall with the loved-up French first couple.

Brazilian man sent flying into the air after car smashes into him

Daily Mail - 5 hours 43 min ago
The 63-year-old man is sent spinning backwards through the air after the crash in footage captured by a CCTV camera in the town of Santa Cruz do Capibaribe in Brazil.

Trump Poised for Major Makeover of Liberal 9th Circuit Court

Info Wars - 5 hours 45 min ago
Trump-appointed conservative judges could significantly alter court’s DNA for decades to come.

Video shows Chinese boy playing with a real gun

Daily Mail - 5 hours 46 min ago
Millions in China have watched a little boy toying with a shotgun online before police stepped in to confiscated the illegally possessed weapon. The child's family filmed and uploaded the video online.

Teacher reveals how swapping junk food habit for bodybuilding helped her lose 60 pounds

Daily Mail - 5 hours 49 min ago
Teacher Terri Nicole, 26, from Florida has reveals how she lost 60 pounds by swapping her vending machine addiction for bodybuilding.

The 'game changing' superconcrete made with graphene

Daily Mail - 5 hours 50 min ago
Experts at Exeter University says the 'superconcrete'  is more than twice as strong and four times more water resistant than existing concretes.

What Kate Middleton and Prince William said during the royal baby photocall

Daily Mail - 5 hours 52 min ago
Prince William and Kate Middleton yesterday emerged from the Lindo Wing to proudly show off their new child - here's what they said during the photocall.

Iguana steals lunch from terrified British schoolboy in Mexico

Daily Mail - 5 hours 52 min ago
Nine-year-old Max Mannion was relaxing with his family on a beach in Akumal, Mexico when the 2ft-long critter leaped onto his sunbed and grabbed the snack.

Why your child can run around all day without getting tired

Daily Mail - 5 hours 53 min ago
Researchers led by the University of Clermont Auvergne in France compared the energy levels of boys aged eight to 12 against grown-ups and endurance athletes during a cycling challenge.

Bowling alley from 1960s that inspired The Big Lebowski goes on sale

Daily Mail - 5 hours 54 min ago
Cove Bowling Lanes in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was frequented by filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen when they studied at nearby Simons Rock College.

U.S. spending $25M to add anthrax 'antitoxin' to emergency stockpile

UPI - 5 hours 54 min ago
U.S. health officials have announced plans to spend more than $25 million on an anthrax antitoxin, as part of an emergency preparedness plan.

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