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Cartmann99

I was reading an article about QAnon, and had to share this part:

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A faction of Q researchers believe that Q is a man in his twenties named Austin Steinbart who is posting from the future using quantum computing. In the world of QAnon, this seems as likely as anything else.

When it was revealed in early April that Steinbart had been arrested for extortion and likely suffered from mental illness, the Q community – characteristically -- considered it both definitive proof that he was Q and absolute proof that he wasn't.

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AmericanRose

A relative posted something from Diamond & Silk, but upon further examination, it was actually a repost. Out of curiosity, I clicked... and WTF? I want to note I know not all black people support BLM, and of course they don't have to, but... WTF?
 

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***Official Statement & Update on Bevelyn & Edmee***

Bevelyn and Edmee are officially released from the NYPD.
They are doing wonderful and thank each and every one of you for your overwhelmingly incredible support and prayers!

A few things they want to make clear to the public...

#1) The police officer that slipped and fell in the paint is doing OKAY! Praise God! He had a hard fall but is doing very well and fine.

#2) While they were detained, Bevelyn and Edmee were treated like royalty! This was the BEST experience they have ever had with any police department.

#3) During their time with the NYPD, the Lord moved mightily. The police expressed their HIGH APPRECIATION for what Bevelyn and Edmee stood up for today. They expressed their concerns and fears for their city. They are in fear for the sake of NYC and voiced that they need MORE people like them to help and stand up for what is RIGHT! They even asked for PRAYER!!

God is SO SO good and just.

More to come...
But we are taking our country back NOW!

#JesusMatters
#GodBlessBlue
#RiseUp

Their thing seems to be #JesusMatters.

Ah, of course: "( #BlackLivesMatter #BLM is a domestic terrorist organization. They don't care about black lives. They support the killing of more than 600K Black Babies every year! )"

They also have a lot of posts about taking the country back now, but they're Trump supporters, so... who are they taking the country back from?? Have they forgotten 'their guy' has been in the WH for the past 3 years??
Also, how does going to jail take the country back?

Also, am I crazy, or is everything being tied into abortion these days?

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Antonio Sabato Jr. Says He's Launching a 'Conservative Movie Studio,' Teases Film with Scott Baio

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Antonio Sabato Jr., who has claimed that his public support of President Donald Trump negatively impacted his ability to find work in Hollywood, has announced his intention to start a new phase of his career.

The actor, who is best known for his television roles on Melrose Place, The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital, shared earlier this week that he is working to launch a “conservative movie studio,” which will pursue “projects that Hollywood would never do.”

“To all conservative producers who want to make a change this is the time, get in touch with me, and be part of our team,” he wrote on Twitter, adding in subsequent message, “Blacklisting in Hollywood and around my industry is about to be over forever. We are not going to be bullied by you any longer!”

In his announcement on Twitter, Sabato Jr. teases his upcoming project Trail Blazers, which he's set to direct and star in opposite vocal Trump supporters Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Scott Baio. The film is expected to go into pre-production next year, according to IMDb.

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In a recent interview with Variety, the actor and former Calvin Klein model, 48, claimed that since the 2016 election, he hasn't been able to work in Hollywood.

“I had to sell everything,” the actor said. “I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids.”

“It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know,” he continued, telling the outlet that he had since moved to Florida and taken a job in construction.

“I was the first celebrity to come out and talk about the president, and he had my vote from day one,” the Italian-born entertainer added in the interview, which was published in March. “I was the first one to say he was going to win.”

Asked whether he planned on voting for Trump in November, Sabato Jr. answered “of course.”

“The country is doing fantastic. I think he’ll be elected by 100 million votes,” he said.

His Twitter account is, um, interesting:

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I dunno... he has a ton of credits on IMDB! And 4 upcoming projects, which are... interesting.

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Trail Blazers - Ultimate battle between good and evil, starring Stacey Dash, Dean Cain, Kevin Sorbo, Scott Baio... Kristy Swanson?!
One Nation - A student boldly stands up for God when a Presidential candidate visits his school, starring Kevin Sorbo.
Carolina's Calling - A romantic comedy with an alien twist! Also starring Stacey Dash.
Snow White - Live action retelling of Snow White as you have never seen before. 

So: Jesus, Jesus, aliens, fairy tale. Alrighty.

Looking at his Twitter... BT's are so desperate to feel endangered and persecuted that they make up some wild shit. No one is going to be forced to get a vaccine.

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There’s people on my FB feed who cite today’s protesters as “proof” that “time-outs and participation trophies don’t make good citizens.”

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Richard Marx claps back at a BT:

 

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21 hours ago, Cartmann99 said:

I'm not sure about that last tweet. He was on General Hospital, but he Did Not Play A Doctor On TV, so his medical advice is somewhat sketchy.

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The Texas GOP has elected Allen West to be their new leader:

Trump approves:

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West was on Steve Bannon's show earlier today:

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The article mentioned in Gertz's tweet:

The worst of right-wing commentator and new Texas GOP Chairman Allen West

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Right-wing pundit Allen West was elected the chairman of the Texas Republican Party. West has a long history of pushing smears, lies, and toxic rhetoric, especially against Muslims. 

West served in the U.S. Army but was “stripped of his command” in 2003 after he pleaded “guilty to assaulting an Iraqi detainee during interrogation,” according to The Boston Globe. Gen. James Mattis, President Donald Trump’s former secretary of defense, reportedly criticized West as a “commander who has lost his moral balance or has watched too many Hollywood movies.” West became a one-term congressman in 2011 and subsequently joined the media as a political commentator. He has also served on the board of the National Rifle Association, which is now plagued by infighting and allegations of financial misdeeds. 

West has repeatedly used toxic rhetoric about a variety of topics. He called President Barack Obama an “Islamist” and “disgusting racist"; said the “Democrat Party is an anti-Semitic party”; and falsely accused dozens of congressional Democrats of being “members of the Communist Party.” He claimed that Islam “is not a religion” and “we need to have individuals stand up and say that,” and his Facebook page posted (and later removed) an image that claimed Trump had chosen Mattis as his defense secretary to “exterminate Muslims.” He also questioned the “loyalties” of Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a Purple Heart recipient, and said feminists are “neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness.”

On June 17, West wrote on his website that “folks have called upon me to consider three opportunities here in this next election cycle: run for US Senate, run for US Congressional District 32 (where I have lived since moving to the Dallas area), or run for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas” and that on July 3, he’ll announce “the opportunity that I will endeavor to pursue.” 

Here is a summary of West’s toxic rhetoric (much of the following information was published by Media Matters in December 2016): 

West’s toxic history as a military commander and commentator

West was “stripped of his command after pleading guilty to assaulting an Iraqi detainee.”  The Boston Globe noted in 2003 that West was “stripped of his command after pleading guilty to assaulting an Iraqi detainee during interrogation. ... The military said that during an interrogation of an Iraqi police officer Aug. 20 near the village of Taji, north of Baghdad, West fired his pistol near the head of the prisoner, threatened to kill him, and allowed his troops to beat the man.”  [Boston Globe, 12/14/03; Media Matters, 2/8/10]

Mattis reportedly called West a “commander who has lost his moral balance or has watched too many Hollywood movies.” Roll Call noted that Mattis reportedly criticized West for his actions as a commander:

West drew Mattis’ scrutiny after he was reprimanded for firing a weapon near the head of prisoner he was interrogating while he was an artillery battalion commander in Iraq in 2003.

In putting together documents to prepare his Marines for deployment to Iraq, Mattis pointed to the case of West as a “commander who has lost his moral balance or has watched too many Hollywood movies,” defense writer Thomas Ricks wrote in his book “Fiasco.” [Roll Call, 12/6/16]

West left conservative website after he reportedly “had an anti-Semitic exchange with a staffer, calling her a 'Jewish American princess.'” West left the conservative website PJ Media after, according to BuzzFeed, West had “an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a 'Jewish American princess.' ... Asked specifically whether he referred to the employee as a 'Jewish American princess,' West said simply, 'There was an exchange, that's all.'” [BuzzFeed, 9/26/13]

West heavily plagiarized a viral internet story. In a piece attacking the Obama administration for purportedly ignoring the deaths of law enforcement officers, West plagiarized from a viral internet story. He lifted at least six paragraphs (including typos) from the story, which was previously posted on sites like Yahoo! Answers, Free Republic, Facebook, and the comments section of various websites. [Media Matters, 12/12/14]

West questioned the “loyalties” of decorated veteran and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth. During a 2014 appearance on a conservative radio show, West said of decorated veteran Tammy Duckworth and her position on the Obama administration's response to the 2012 Benghazi attack: “I just don't know where her loyalties lie. You know, for her to have been a veteran, a wounded warrior for the United States Army, she should know that this is not the right thing. And hopefully, you know, she will remember the oath of office that she took as an Army officer and not the allegiance I guess she believes she has to the liberal progressives of the Democrat Party." [Media Matters, 5/22/14]

West: Islam “is not a religion” and “we need to have individuals stand up and say that." West claimed,  “Islam is a totalitarian theocratic political ideology, it is not a religion. It has not been a religion since 622 AD, and we need to have individuals stand up and say that.” [Media Matters, 5/17/13]

West: “The Black community was stronger” and had “better education opportunities” during segregation. [Fox Business, Varney & Co., 9/28/16]

West’s Facebook page posted an image praising Mattis for alleged plan to “exterminate Muslims.” West’s Facebook page posted an image claiming that Trump picked Mattis for defense secretary in order to “exterminate Muslims.” The editor-in-chief of his website later claimed that the image was posted “without Allen West’s knowledge or consent.” [BuzzFeed, 12/11/16]

West called Obama and Holder “vile and disgusting racists.” West wrote of Obama and then-Attorney General Eric Holder: “How long will it be before 'you people' realize you have elevated someone to the office of president who abjectly despises you -- not to mention his henchman Holder. Combined they are the most vile and disgusting racists.” [AllenBWest.com, 1/14/14, via Media Matters] 

West: “Barack Hussein Obama is an Islamist.” West wrote on his website that Obama “is purposefully enabling the Islamist cause” and concluded: “Sorry, but I can only explain this one way: Barack Hussein Obama is an Islamist in his foreign policy perspectives and supports their cause. You can go back and listen to his 2009 speech in Cairo, where Muslim Brotherhood associates were seated front and center.” West repeated his claim in the media, telling Boston Herald Radio that “deep down inside, you know, Barack Hussein Obama has an Islamist sympathy. ... I don't understand where this president's loyalties lie, and I have to ask the question, whose side is he on?” [AllenBWest.com, 8/13/14, via Media Matters; Boston Herald Radio, Trending Now, 8/19/14]

West's response to whether Obama is a Muslim: “The president has an Eastern orientation, I'll put it that way.” At a July 2014 event hosted by Republicans, West didn't dispute an audience member who falsely claimed that “Obama is a Muslim.” Instead, West responded that he's “not going to get into that” but said that the president “has an Eastern orientation, I'll put it that way.” He later added: “Don't care whether or not he's a Muslim. I care about his orientation. And his association.” [Media Matters, 7/15/14]

West said Holder is a  “bigger threat” than Al Qaeda. In a fundraising email, West claimed that Holder was a “bigger threat to our Republic” than terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri, a former deputy of Osama bin Laden. [Media Matters, 6/7/13]

West: The “Democrat Party is an anti-Semitic party.” During an interview on Boston Herald Radio, West claimed Obama was “withholding” aid to Israel, and that the “Democrat Party is an anti-Semitic party.” [Boston Herald Radio, Trending Now, 8/19/14]

West compared Democrats to Nazis and called media “complicit.” West told reporters in December 2011: “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he'd be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine. ... Let's be honest, you know, some of the people in the media are complicit with this and enabling them to get that type of message out.” [Media Matters, 5/17/13]

West falsely accused dozens of congressional Democrats of being communists. West accused roughly 80 Democratic House members of being “members of the Communist Party. ... It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.” [Media Matters, 5/17/13]

West attacked Gold Star father Khizr Khan for “a damn politicized stunt” when Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention. [Media Matters, 8/1/16]

West claimed he was the victim of “Sharia Law” at Walmart because an employee under 21 couldn’t sell him alcohol. West wrote a post originally headlined  “Sharia law comes to Walmart?” In the story, he recounted a weekend trip to Walmart, where a “Muslim employee” at the cash register was unable to sell him alcohol. His site later posted an update noting that in reality, “employees under 21 years old are prohibited from selling cigarettes and alcohol.” [Media Matters, 5/11/15]

West told military personnel to disobey their commander-in-chief. In 2014, the Defense Department announced it would expand an existing program, Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI), to allow recruiters “to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training.”  West responded by telling members of the armed forces to disobey their orders. He wrote: “Barack Hussein Obama took out his pen and ordered our Military to enlist illegal aliens. In other words, this charlatan has allowed those who have disrespected our Constitution and are not citizens to take an oath to support and defend the very document, our rule of law, of which they are in violation.” He added: “This is an illegal order and should not be followed by our Military.” [Media Matters, 9/26/14]

West invoked slavery to attack Democrats. West has claimed that Democrats are keeping black voters on a “plantation.” He also said that “the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today” and Obama would “rather you be his slave.” [Media Matters, 5/17/13]

West agreed with radio host that “Khmer Rouge feminists” are attempting a  “coup” against the military. During an appearance on Michael Savage's radio program, West agreed with Savage's assertion that “Khmer Rouge feminists” are attempting a “coup” against the military by proposing to change the military chain of command in sexual assault cases. West also criticized liberals for wanting to “put women into combat arms units ... so that they can meet some socially engineering goal or egalitarian goal.” [Media Matters, 6/6/13]

West: Feminists are “neutering American men.” West criticized liberal women for “neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness” and said, “We are not going to have our men become subservient.” He was also denounced for comments about Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) in which he wrote to her, “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!” [Media Matters, 5/17/13]

West: Focus on kidnapped Nigerian girls is “fishy” and is meant to distract from Benghazi. West wrote a post headlined  “Focus on Boko Haram right now seems fishy to me,” which accused the Obama administration of disingenuously caring about the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, claiming the administration was attempting to distract the public from “all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee.” [Media Matters, 5/12/14]

West: Obama “purposefully creating drama” like Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash. West wrote on his website:

Sadly, hundreds of Ukrainians and 298 souls on MH17 have paid the price for the weakness and abject cowardice of Obama's “flexibility.”

And here in America we quibble over a lawsuit against this charlatan.

The blood on Vladimir Putin's hands was poured by Barack Obama who is indirectly responsible, accountable and no different than Neville Chamberlain's weakness in the face of the 20th Century maniacal dictator Adolf Hitler.

So much for no drama Obama. He is purposefully creating drama globally. [AllenBWest.com, 7/18/14, via Media Matters]

West has pushed anti-immigrant rhetoric. West has warned that illegal immigration is like an “invasion into your country.” He's also accused Democratic officials of being “almost treasonous” by inviting undocumented immigrants to attend a hearing on the DREAM Act. [Media Matters, 5/17/13]

West hyped a hoax story of an ISIS-inspired stabbing of teacher at a French preschool. [Media Matters, 12/14/15]

West said that a group of Black women graduating from West Point who raised their fists in a photo is akin to “white male cadets ... taking a picture with a Confederate flag.”  [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 5/11/16]

West claimed that God has climate change “under control.” In response to people saying that human activity is causing climate change, West said in October 2018: “There’s a creator that's got this under control. But what they're doing is they’re delegitimizing, they're undermining the sovereignty of the creator.” [Media Matters, 12/29/18] 

His former colleagues at The Committee to Defend the President are excited:

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fraurosena

Good grief. The infantile posturing of "Ha-hahhh! Look at me, look at what I dare!" is so puerile and immature. So Trumpian.

 

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The brain-dead choir is at it again:

 

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3 hours ago, GreyhoundFan said:

The brain-dead choir is at it again:

 

I loved Jack's comment:

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At some visit Trump made to my home state (Michigan), he apparently observed that Lake Michigan is very deep. My mom was incredibly impressed he said that - "no one has said that before".

The bar is set so low...

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It would be nice if this took down Falwell: "Photo appears to show Jerry Falwell Jr. with zipper down and arm around a woman"

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A photo circulating on the internet that appears to show Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on a yacht with his pants unzipped and arm around a woman is sparking backlash against the leader of the Christian college.

In the photo, both Falwell, who is one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal evangelical supporters, and the woman appear to have their midriffs exposed.

“How is this Jerry Falwell Jr. photo even real?” tweeted Meghan McCain. “Also if you're running the largest Christian university in America maybe don't put photos of yourself on social media with your pants undone on a yacht - with random women in bad wigs. So gross, so hypocritical.”

S.E. Cupp, the conservative CNN host, tweeted: “There were already so many good reasons not to entrust your kids to Jerry Falwell Jr’s learning institution. The unzipped pants yacht photo - of the school’s PRESIDENT - is sadly the least of them.”

The photo had apparently been posted to Falwell’s Instagram account but subsequently deleted. Several photos that seem to be from the same yacht vacation remain on Falwell’s account. A screen capture of the post was first posted by Robert Downen, a religion reporter at The Houston Chronicle.

“More vacation shots,” read the caption, apparently posted alongside the photos. “Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht.”

The photo also shows Falwell with a drink in his hand. “I promise that’s just black water in my glass,” the caption added. “It was a prop only.”

Scott Lamb, a spokesperson for Liberty University, declined to comment on the authenticity of the photos or the appropriateness of Falwell being seen in such circumstances.

Liberty University has a strict code of conduct for how students must behave at the school, including prohibiting premarital sex and the consumption of media that includes lewd lyrics, anti-Christian messages, sexual content and nudity.

The university also has a dress code for students that reads: “Cleanliness, neatness, appropriateness, and modesty are the general guiding factors with regard to dress.”

The photo of Falwell appears to be a parody of or reference to the comedy TV show “Trailer Park Boys.” The website Pulpit & Pen published a video, set to the theme music of the show, that shows Falwell and other yacht guests in costume. It appears to have been taken by someone on the yacht.

This is not the first time Falwell has been caught up in controversy over photos that seemingly run counter to the reputation that Liberty University has cultivated as a leading evangelical school.

POLITICO last year reported on photos of Falwell visiting a Miami Beach nightclub with his family in July 2014. Falwell claimed that any such photos were “photo-shopped.”

 

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11 minutes ago, GreyhoundFan said:

It would be nice if this took down Falwell: "Photo appears to show Jerry Falwell Jr. with zipper down and arm around a woman"

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A photo circulating on the internet that appears to show Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on a yacht with his pants unzipped and arm around a woman is sparking backlash against the leader of the Christian college.

In the photo, both Falwell, who is one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal evangelical supporters, and the woman appear to have their midriffs exposed.

“How is this Jerry Falwell Jr. photo even real?” tweeted Meghan McCain. “Also if you're running the largest Christian university in America maybe don't put photos of yourself on social media with your pants undone on a yacht - with random women in bad wigs. So gross, so hypocritical.”

S.E. Cupp, the conservative CNN host, tweeted: “There were already so many good reasons not to entrust your kids to Jerry Falwell Jr’s learning institution. The unzipped pants yacht photo - of the school’s PRESIDENT - is sadly the least of them.”

The photo had apparently been posted to Falwell’s Instagram account but subsequently deleted. Several photos that seem to be from the same yacht vacation remain on Falwell’s account. A screen capture of the post was first posted by Robert Downen, a religion reporter at The Houston Chronicle.

“More vacation shots,” read the caption, apparently posted alongside the photos. “Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht.”

The photo also shows Falwell with a drink in his hand. “I promise that’s just black water in my glass,” the caption added. “It was a prop only.”

Scott Lamb, a spokesperson for Liberty University, declined to comment on the authenticity of the photos or the appropriateness of Falwell being seen in such circumstances.

Liberty University has a strict code of conduct for how students must behave at the school, including prohibiting premarital sex and the consumption of media that includes lewd lyrics, anti-Christian messages, sexual content and nudity.

The university also has a dress code for students that reads: “Cleanliness, neatness, appropriateness, and modesty are the general guiding factors with regard to dress.”

The photo of Falwell appears to be a parody of or reference to the comedy TV show “Trailer Park Boys.” The website Pulpit & Pen published a video, set to the theme music of the show, that shows Falwell and other yacht guests in costume. It appears to have been taken by someone on the yacht.

This is not the first time Falwell has been caught up in controversy over photos that seemingly run counter to the reputation that Liberty University has cultivated as a leading evangelical school.

POLITICO last year reported on photos of Falwell visiting a Miami Beach nightclub with his family in July 2014. Falwell claimed that any such photos were “photo-shopped.”

 

Yo, Jerry, the internet is forevvvvvvver!

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34 minutes ago, JMarie said:

Yo, Jerry, the internet is forevvvvvvver!

I frequently quote this line from the movie "The Social Network":   "The Internet; is not written in pencil, it's written in ink."

 

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I've discovered something! BT's are all about child trafficking, and accusing celebrities and anyone making above a certain income of being pedophiles.

However, they don't think we should actually do something, because those running those organisations for trafficked children are pedophiles themselves! So this neatly absolves them of any responsibility, whilst sitting back and talking about how Trump is the only one who can 'fix' it.

Even though, as usual, he talks a good game whilst actually doing things to harm people.

Interestingly, they seem to be more concerned with children trafficked out of the US, rather than those trafficked in.

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"Falwell apologizes for unzipped pants photo: ‘I’m gonna try to be a good boy’"

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said on Wednesday that he had apologized for posting a photo of him in unzipped pants and arm around a woman — but also defended the incident as a vacation “costume party” that was “just in good fun.”

The now-deleted photo showed Falwell, a leading evangelical supporter of President Donald Trump, with his pants unzipped and his underwear showing beneath, while he had one arm around a woman whose shorts also appeared to be unbuttoned and his other holding a glass with a dark-colored liquid. The photo appeared to be on board a yacht.

The posting — which was quickly withdrawn — drew a sharp backlash and charges of hypocrisy because the evangelical university that he leads prohibits students from having sexual relations outside of a “biblically-ordained” marriage and consuming media with lewd lyrics, sexual content and nudity. The university’s policy also counsels “appropriateness” and “modesty” in how students must dress.

“I’ve apologized to everybody,” Falwell said in an interview on the Morningline show on WLNI 105.9FM, a local radio station in Lynchburg, Va., Falwell’s home town and that of the Liberty campus. “And I’ve promised my kids I’m going to try to be — I’m gonna try to be a good boy from here on out.”

Falwell described the woman in the photo as his “wife’s assistant.” On his Instagram account, Falwell tagged a picture of the woman as Kathleen Stone, who lists on her Facebook account that she works for Liberty University. A university spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“She’s a sweetheart and I should never have put it up and embarrassed her,” Falwell said.

Falwell described the scene leading up to the photo. “She’s pregnant so she couldn’t get her — she couldn’t get her pants up,” he said. “And I was like, trying to like — my — I had on pair of jeans that I hadn’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either. And so — and so — I just put my belly — I just put my belly out like hers.”

The photo of Falwell appeared to be a parody of the comedy TV show “Trailer Park Boys.” The website Pulpit & Pen also published a video, set to the theme music of the show, that shows Falwell and other yacht guests in costume. The video appears to have been taken by someone on the yacht.

Asked about the reference to the TV show during the interview on Wednesday, Falwell demurred. “Whatever,” he said. “It was a costume party on a — we were on vacation. And, anyway, long story short it was just in good fun. That’s it.”

Falwell’s response comes after the photo drew widespread criticism earlier this week, much of it from liberals but also from some conservatives, including Meghan McCain, the ABC talk show host and daughter of former Sen. John McCain, and S.E. Cupp, the CNN commentator.

His aw shucks, I guess I was a bad boy response makes me ill.

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Woah: "Jerry Falwell Jr., a prominent evangelical supporter of Trump, on indefinite leave of absence from Liberty U."

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., a prominent and controversial evangelical Christian supporter of President Trump, will take an indefinite leave of absence from the university after posting a provocative photo to social media where his pants were unzipped, his midriff was out, and he is standing next to a woman holding a glass of dark liquid.

The school issued a brief statement saying that the executive committee of Liberty’s board of trustees met Friday and requested that Falwell take leave. That committee of eight people includes Falwell, according to the school’s website.

Since taking over as president of the school in 2007, Falwell has vastly expanded the size and scope of the university co-founded by his father, the televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., in 1971. It is now one of the largest private online universities in the country.

Liberty also claims to be one of the largest Christianity universities in the world. Its chapel stage has become a pilgrimage site for many politicians, attracting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and GOP presidential contenders in recent years.

Falwell was one of the first high-profile leaders in the evangelical world to endorse Trump in 2016. But while his father was a revered religious leader, he sees himself purely as a businessman and lawyer. His brother Jonathan Falwell, a Liberty board member who has filled the pastoral role his father once held, has been quiet about Jerry Falwell Jr.’s recent behavior.

But Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), a Southern Baptist minister and former Liberty instructor, called for Falwell’s resignation, alluding to several scandals, including the recent social media post, which has been deleted from Falwell’s account but has been recirculated by many others.

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“Jerry Falwell Jr’s ongoing behavior is appalling,” Walker, the vice chairman of the powerful House Republican Caucus, wrote on Twitter. “I’m convinced Falwell should step down."

Falwell faced his first notable controversy during a speech in 2015. At a university convocation, he said the San Bernardino shooting that year would not have occurred if more people had concealed-carry permits to “end those Muslims before they walked in killing.”

Following Trump’s election, Falwell ramped up his attempts to silence any campus dissent from the school’s staunch conservative positions, the former editor of Liberty’s student newspaper wrote in an opinion piece for The Washington Post.

He allowed students to stay on campus during the coronavirus pandemic this spring, despite promises to local officials that he would do otherwise, drawing condemnation and a class-action lawsuit.

It was so upsetting to Erik Rolf’s daughter, who was a sophomore this last semester, that she recently transferred to the University of Lynchburg. Rolf, noting Liberty’s code of conduct that specifies how students can dress, said Friday that if any Liberty students or faculty were in the photos Falwell had tweeted, “I’m sure they would’ve been tossed.”

“Falwell has built quite an empire but no small of hypocrisy and denial, which is serious when you have to take care of kids and the surrounding community,” he said.

In May, Falwell tweeted a photo of a face mask decorated with a photo of a person in Ku Klux Klan robes and another in blackface, in an attempt to taunt Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) over his blackface scandal. Falwell deleted the tweet and apologized, but several of his Black staff left the school.

After he posted the provocative photos from his vacation this week, White evangelical leaders openly criticized him on social media.

Colby Garman, a pastor and executive committee member of the Virginia Southern Baptist Convention, echoed Walker’s call for Falwell to step down. Liberty graduate Dean Inserra, a megachurch pastor in Florida, urged the university board members to “show some courage.” Bible teacher Beth Moore wrote, “I just want everybody to zip up their pants is all.”

Speaking to the Lynchburg, Va., radio station WLNI, Falwell said the woman in the photo was his “wife’s assistant” — and, he said, the inspiration for undoing his pants zipper and exposing his stomach.

“She’s pregnant, so she couldn’t get her pants up,” he said as the host chuckled. “And I had on a pair of jeans that I hadn’t worn in a long time, so I couldn’t get mine zipped, either. And so I just put my belly out like hers.”

“She’s a sweetheart,” he added, “and I should never have put it up and embarrassed her.”

 

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AmericanRose

You might think the Kevin Clinesmith thing isn't of much importance, but!

Real World
"A former FBI lawyer was charged Friday and is expected to plead guilty to falsifying documents used to support the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page."

Q Anon
13:44:52, to FBI Employee 2: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
14:01:52, to FBI Employee 3: “As I have initiated the destruction of the republic…. Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”
15:28:50, to FBI Employee 4: “I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction”

My mother is downright gleeful. 🙄 How do people believe this shit? The wording is insane to begin with, and if you're plotting world destruction... why would you be so dumb as to text about it??

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22 hours ago, AmericanRose said:

You might think the Kevin Clinesmith thing isn't of much importance, but!

Real World
"A former FBI lawyer was charged Friday and is expected to plead guilty to falsifying documents used to support the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page."

Q Anon
13:44:52, to FBI Employee 2: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
14:01:52, to FBI Employee 3: “As I have initiated the destruction of the republic…. Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”
15:28:50, to FBI Employee 4: “I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction”

My mother is downright gleeful. 🙄 How do people believe this shit? The wording is insane to begin with, and if you're plotting world destruction... why would you be so dumb as to text about it??

The last time I saw my mom she told me that she thinks Kayleigh Mc. Is “smart.” It was a new low for me. In my mom’s defense, she is well into octagenarianhood. 😞

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Schlapp is such an idiot:

 

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I wish D'Souza would lose his twitter password:

 

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One word: ew

(Image placed under spoiler in case you are eating or have a weak stomach)

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