Texas state representative posts threatening tweet to Beto O’Rouke during Democratic presidential debate.

Briscoe Cain, a Republican state politician, has sparked outrage after post what appeared to be a threatening tweet toward Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. During Thursday night's debate, O'Rouke had answered a question regarding gun control. Watch: https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1172320706526269440 Referring to O'Rouke's given name Robert Francis, Cain responded with the following message. O'Rouke was quick to call out the lawmaker, making his thoughts on the comment clear. https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1172359875093061632 Twitter has since deleted Cain's original post after mass reporting by its users.

By |2019-09-13T10:51:25+01:00September 13th, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Republicans and ABC slammed for airing ad showing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photo on fire.

A super PAC run by a former Republican House candidate ran an ad during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate in which a photograph of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was burned. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG0T_hVMqLs The 30-second ad, from a Republican-affiliated PAC 'New Faces GOP' features its founder Elizabeth Heng 'warning' about liberal politicians who embrace socialism. The ad was quickly condemned on social media, and drew a response from Ocasio-Cortez. https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1172322668038647814 Many also criticized ABC for airing the ad. https://twitter.com/kathieallenmd/status/1172351532039192576 https://twitter.com/peterdaou/status/1172347684063240192 https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1172342790963060737 https://twitter.com/funder/status/1172323125872099328 Responding to an additional tweet by Ocasio-Cortez, Heng continued to add fuel to the controversy, attracting 1400 comments largely condemning [...]

By |2019-09-13T09:18:38+01:00September 13th, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Watch: Shep Smith shreds Trump over doctored weather map.

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump for sharing an a doctored weather map to support his false claim that Hurricane Dorian was originally set to hit the state of Alabama. "Some things in Trumplandia are inexplicable."  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=165&v=8prCBOz6HN0 Trump has criticized Fox News in recent weeks, remarking in August: "There's something going on at Fox ... and I'm not happy with it."

By |2019-09-06T13:19:16+01:00September 6th, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Boris Johnson’s brother quits as Tory MP

The brother of Britain's Prime Minister has announced he has quit, citing tension between family loyalty and national interest. https://twitter.com/JoJohnsonUK/status/1169555292918571008 Jo Johnson leaves his position as the Conservative MP for Orpington.

By |2019-09-05T11:34:31+01:00September 5th, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

The Internet comes for Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been criticized for lying down on the front benches of the House of Commons during one of the most consequential debates on Brexit. During the debate MP Caroline Lucas dragged Rees-Mogg for disrespecting the House. https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1168985012718448643 It didn't take long for the leader of the House of Commons to come under well deserved internet fire. https://twitter.com/BarnabyEdwards/status/1169000958589902849 Then came the memes. https://twitter.com/BootstrapCook/status/1169149614253101056 Via @BookstrapCook - Twitter https://twitter.com/ditzkoff/status/1168988840792657928 Via @ditzkoff - Twitter https://twitter.com/Doyle1876/status/1169156284219875330 Via @Doyle1876 - Twitter https://twitter.com/mrchrisjohn/status/1169118114925174784 Via @mrchrisjohn - Twitter https://twitter.com/phillipdyte/status/1168996256653463552 Via @phillipdyte - Twitter Mr Rees-Mogg, an MP for North East Somerset since 2010, was educated at Eton College. It's [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:28:52+01:00September 4th, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Open Letter: Dear Mr. Trump, America is not ‘respected again.’

Dear Mr. Trump, You've repeatedly proclaimed that, by your actions, "America is respected again like never before."   It’s not – and you are the reason. Let me give you an outsider’s view.  I’m a Canadian 54-year-old mother of three.  Like most average Canadians, I follow American politics because, for better or worse, things that happen south of our border reverberate here.  We are a proud, distinct nation, but no one can dispute that our futures are intertwined with America’s. You’re not making America great.  Just because you find a few shills in other countries to bolster your self-esteem, it’s clear you’ve [...]

By |2019-10-15T10:31:04+01:00August 18th, 2019|News/Politics, Open Letters|0 Comments

Open Letter: Right-wing trolls don’t understand fundamental principles of the Constitution they claim to support.

For a bunch of flag-waving, thank-you-for-your-service-ing, Constitution-loving “real” Americans, there’s a lot about fundamental American legal principles that right-wing trolls flat out get wrong.  As a lawyer, I find their takes on two such principles particularly irksome. Freedom of Speech Let’s set aside the gross hypocrisy on display when the right demonizes athletes kneeling for the national anthem to protest systemic racism but then lionizes the homophobic bigot refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.  Every time Twitter or any other platform suspends a right-wing asshole for, well, being an asshole, Fox and Friends and the army of [...]

By |2019-10-15T10:32:03+01:00August 11th, 2019|News/Politics, Open Letters|0 Comments

Open Letter: Mr. Trump, you are an embarrassment to Americans living outside the States.

Dear Mr. Trump, You are an embarrassment to Americans living outside the States. I’m a New Yorker but have worked in London for almost four years. I love my country and consider myself a proud American. But since your election, I feel nothing but excruciating embarrassment the moment anyone brings up your name. Because of you, I temper my accent in public.  I don’t want the inevitable uncomfortable conversations or the conflict. I don’t want to badmouth my fellow Americans. I don’t want any of it on my shoulders. But it’s there, all the time. Every week I meet new [...]

By |2019-10-15T10:38:34+01:00July 20th, 2019|News/Politics, Open Letters|0 Comments

Alan Turing will be the new face of the £50 note.

Computer pioneer, mathematician, and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 note. New £50 note design featuring Alan Turning Turing, who is considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), worked as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War Two, playing a huge role in switching the advantage to the Allies in the battle for the Atlantic. The invention of his codebreaking machine that broke the Nazis' Enigma code is said to have shortened the war by 2-3 years, and saved an estimated 14-21 million lives. In 2018, the [...]

By |2019-07-15T12:29:38+01:00July 15th, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Open Letter: Mike Pence, you are a FRAUD.

Dear Mike Pence, I see you. You aren’t always at the forefront, but I still see you.  Trump tends to dominate the spotlight, a massive supernova blinding everything in its vicinity. But you’re still there, the silent black hole lurking in the shadows. And just like celestial black holes, you have zero volume and infinite density. Take this week, for example.  You went on a tour of the “facilities” where hundreds (if not thousands) of children, women, and men are being held under the guise of “border protection.”  It did not go well for you – and nor should it [...]

By |2019-10-15T10:09:21+01:00July 14th, 2019|News/Politics, Open Letters|0 Comments