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This is insane. Tyrus on guns: "If my military has it, if my gov't has it, and we get into...

This is insane.

Tyrus on guns: "If my military has it, if my gov't has it, and we get into a situation with all this division and supposed one-side will take over. I don't want to be in the Venezuela situation, to where I can't form a militia and protect myself."

https://twitter.com/LisPower1/status/1169655060084736002


Tyrus flashback:

https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/status/1149733267702075392

Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s subscription streaming service, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents.

The messages, which have not previously been reported, include texts in which Tyrus said to McHenry: “Just pull your boobs out now why don’t you. Just grin and bare it” and “keep being negative and I’ll send you another dick pic.”

In June, The Daily Beast reported that Tyrus was pulled off the show he co-hosted with McHenry, after McHenry complained to the network about him.



In a second story, The Daily Beast reported that McHenry’s complaint included a claim of sexual harassment against Tyrus.

Between November 2018 and January 2019, Tyrus sent texts like this one to McHenry: “I love the fact your always working if we ever had sex I feel like after an orgazzum you say speaking of feeling good did see the story on the puppy rescue we should do a segment on it hand me my phone.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-tyrus-britt-mchenry-text_n_5d277b6ce4b02a5a5d57cd13?jc

Ivanka Trump Travels All the Way to Colombia to Visit a Migrant Camp

What about the immigrant detention camps here in the U.S.?

In her vague but official role as a White House adviser, Ivanka Trump visited a camp for Venezuela migrants in Colombia this week. Along with State Department officials on an official visit to South America, she toured a women-run strawberry farm before visiting a migrant shelter run by Red Cross near Cúcuta, a city near the border that's become destination for Venezuelans fleeing economic turmoil. There she "bonded with a young boy in a wheelchair" while smiling "brightly," according to the Daily Mail.

South America has been experiencing its own migration crisis for years now. According to the U.N., as many as 4 million people have fled Venezuela, which has been wracked by economic depression and political chaos. Donald Trump has spent his political career maligning such refugees who come to the U.S., and Ivanka's brother Donald Trump Jr. has compared Syrian refugees to secretly poisoned candy. Since taking office, Trump has made it official policy to detain anyone legally applying for asylum, and has drastically slowed the asylum process as part of a campaign to deter people from applying at all. As a result, there are many migrant camps Ivanka could have visited in the U.S., and shelters in northern Mexico are overflowing with Central American migrants who are waiting for U.S. immigration courts to hear their asylum claims. Perhaps the lack of soap and space makes the U.S. detention camps less ideal photo ops for the first daughter.

In the camps that the Trump administration has set up across the U.S.-Mexico border, at least six children have died, including three of flu-related health problems. Despite this, the administration will not be administering flu vaccines to the men, women, and children kept in cells and chainlink pens so overcrowded that there are reports of people standing on top of toilets just to have room to breathe. The Centers for Disease Control announced this week that there have also been outbreaks of mumps in some detention centers. Trump's Justice Department has argued in court that its obligation to keep migrants in "safe and sanitary" conditions does not require it to supply children with soap, toothpaste, or blankets. Some women reported that when the water fountains in their cells stopped working, guards told them to drink toilet water instead.

The Trump administration seems to view migrants from Central America and migrants from Venezuela very differently: the former are a dangerous threat to national security while the latter are sympathetic figures, largely because Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has become something of a proxy for failed socialism for conservatives. After Ivanka's visit, the administration announced it would contribute another $120 million to relief programs for Venezuelan migrants in South America, and she tweeted, "We stand with the people of Venezuela in their struggle to restore democracy, freedom and rule of law. It was deeply moving to meet female leaders of the Guaidó coalition as well as some of the women impacted most by the brutal Maduro dictatorship in Cucuta today."

https://www.gq.com/story/ivanka-trump-colombia-migrant-camps?mbid=social_twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=gq&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social


https://twitter.com/GQMagazine/status/1169636314058252290

Hero Catches a Stranger's Phone Mid-Air While Riding a Roller Coaster

If you need more thrills, consider performing the act of public service that a New Zealand man did at a Barcelona theme park: catching a stranger’s phone in mid-air while riding a roller coaster.

Samuel Kempf, who was in Spain representing New Zealand in the Fistballing World Championship, decided to ride a roller coaster at Barcelona’s PortAventura theme park. While on the ride, he saw that a man had dropped his phone into the bottom of his car and couldn’t pick it up.

In an interview with Stuff New Zealand, Kempf said that he joked to his brother and other riders that when the ride dropped, they should “get ready to catch,” which Kempf actually did once the ride picked up some speed.

https://time.com/5669704/man-catches-phone-while-riding-roller-coaster/?xid=tcoshare#2a93b234-6878-4872-9312-40cdfa1d9d8b?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article




What is fistball, you ask?



Watch this little girl's dream come true at Disney World!

https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/1169620952566718464

Hunh... Marianne Williamson DMed Molly Jong-Fast's mother to complain about her.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1169603680288595969
https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1169605373340336128


Who does this?!

No matter who you're supporting, you have to agree with @PeteButtigieg...

https://twitter.com/kurtbardella/status/1169443429241241600
That initial reaction to the question!

What in the actual fuck: The President of the United States altered a National Hurricane Center map



https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1169300628000124929

Mike Pence expected to arrive in Doonbeg shortly. Hopefully gardai can manage the large crowds.

https://twitter.com/IanBegley_/status/1168945328873181184

This #LaborDay, we ask the question on everyone's mind: What does Ivanka Trump actually do?

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1168539325841035267

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood - read the exclusive first extract

Set more than 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale, Atwood’s Booker prize-shortlisted sequel revisits her dystopian republic Gilead

Part one: The Ardua Hall Holograph

Only dead people are allowed to have statues, but I have been given one while still alive. Already I am petrified.

This statue was a small token of appreciation for my many contributions, said the citation, which was read out by Aunt Vidala. She’d been assigned the task by our superiors, and was far from appreciative. I thanked her with as much modesty as I could summon, then pulled the rope that released the cloth drape shrouding me; it billowed to the ground, and there I stood. We don’t do cheering here at Ardua Hall, but there was some discreet clapping. I inclined my head in a nod.

My statue is larger than life, as statues tend to be, and shows me as younger, slimmer, and in better shape than I’ve been for some time. I am standing straight, shoulders back, my lips curved into a firm but benevolent smile. My eyes are fixed on some cosmic point of reference understood to represent my idealism, my unflinching commitment to duty, my determination to move forward despite all obstacles. Not that anything in the sky would be visible to my statue, placed as it is in a morose cluster of trees and shrubs beside the footpath running in front of Ardua Hall. We Aunts must not be too presumptuous, even in stone.

Clutching my left hand is a girl of seven or eight, gazing up at me with trusting eyes. My right hand rests on the head of a woman crouched at my side, her hair veiled, her eyes upturned in an expression that could be read as either craven or grateful – one of our Handmaids – and behind me is one of my Pearl Girls, ready to set out on her missionary work. Hanging from a belt around my waist is my Taser. This weapon reminds me of my failings: had I been more effective, I would not have needed such an implement. The persuasion in my voice would have been enough.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/04/the-testaments-by-margaret-atwood-read-the-exclusive-first-extract?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1567589887
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