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GOP U.S. Senate

Ted Cruz Gets Trolled To His Face In The Most Hilarious (And Humiliating) Way Possible

As much as he loves to take cheap shots at people on social media, you’d think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would have developed an appreciation for those who manage to turn the tables and pull a good joke on him.

But, alas, Teddy doesn’t have much of a sense of humor, especially when it comes to the self-deprecating kind, and he winds up looking like the odd man out whenever someone trolls him.

Cruz was pranked by two guys who call themselves The Good Liars and love to pull pranks on political figures which they make a video of and then share on Twitter.

According to HuffPost, The Good Liars had the perfect plan, and they carried it out to perfection:

A prankster duo known as The Good Liars asked the lawmaker for an autograph. He appeared ready to comply until he got a closer look at what he was expected to sign.

It was a copy of a National Enquirer cover story linking Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, something then-rival Donald Trump used against him on the campaign trail.

There’s a story behind that National Enquirer cover, too: According to former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen, Donald Trump personally approved the story, which was then published by his close friend, David Pecker.

It should be noted, however, that the Texas senator did manage to bestow a compliment on The Good Liars, telling them he’d seen their “silly videos.” That remark delighted the two pranksters.

A week ago, Cruz managed to own himself when he told reporters that he didn’t understand Republicans who suck up to Trump:

Just once, I’d love to see a Republican candidate stand up in a primary and say, “I am a moderate, establishment squish. I stand for absolutely nothing.” It would be refreshingly honest at least. But nobody says that.

And by the way, they all pledge their love for Donald Trump. “I love Donald Trump.” “No, no. I love Donald Trump more.” “No, no, I have Donald Trump tattooed on my rear end.”

When it comes to a complete lack of self-awareness, Ted Cruz is in a category of his own.

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Business Donald Trump Money

Trump Reportedly Desperate For ‘A Lot Of Cash’ And On The Verge Of Defaulting On Loans

Donald Trump is on the verge of losing everything he owns, as banks are calling in his massive loans and threatening him with seizure of his assets (i.e. properties and bank accounts) unless he starts paying back what he owes them, which is estimated to be anywhere from $420 million to $1 billion.

 

Dean Enrich, financial investigative reporter for the New York Times, said recently on MSNBC that Trump is desperately trying to find way to make “a lot of cash quickly” to keep the wolves at bay:

“There are both civil and criminal and congressional investigations that are still seeking after years of trying to get Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank and, you know, it’s anyone’s guess what that is going to show. We know at Deutsche Bank, though, there were employers who raised money laundering concerns in both the Trump and [Jared] Kushner accounts. We still don’t have the full story about what happened there.”

MSNBC host Alex Witt asked Enrich:

“I trust you will get to the bottom of that, Let me ask you, though, is this just the beginning? How many more banks or financial institutions have relationships with Donald Trump and what’s the impact on his finances of this?”

Enrich responded:

“I think it’s a very serious financial impact for him. He has hundreds of millions of dollars of debt coming due in the next few years, most of it to Deutsche Bank, but not all of it. And normally, a borrower would go to the lender and say, ‘can we refinance the loan, extend it a few years?’ That’s not going to be an option for Trump with most of these loans.”

 

Things are so bad, Enrich added, that Trump is on the precipice of financial default, and that would be catastrophic because some of his largest lenders plan to go after his assets and grab them to compensate for lack of repayment:

“He’s going to need to come up with a lot of cash quickly or he’s going to be at risk of defaulting. In the case of Deutsche Bank, if he defaults, the bank has recourse to his personal assets. They could go to court to seize his property or the money he has in various banking accounts. So he’s going to need to come up with cash very quickly and his businesses right now are struggling, so it’s very unclear to me where he might be able to get that money.”

How will Trump raise hundreds of millions of dollars in a short amount of time? His name and brand are so toxic thanks to his deeds over the past four years that no one wants to do business with him. He, his family, and his company are also facing numerous legal threats in multiple jurisdictions.

Karma is starting to take one hell of a bite out of the Donald.

 

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Congress GOP Social Media

Twitter Erupts With Laughter In Response To Marjorie Greene’s ‘If I Were President Right Now’ Posting

Based on a posting she made today on Twitter, it appears that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) does indeed have presidential ambitions, despite the fact that she isn’t even assured of winning next Tuesday’s GOP primary in her home state.

Be sure and note that Marge conveniently neglected to mention how she would “rip the noose” off American business, but it’s probably safe to assume that worker protections and workplace safety rules would be long gone so that employers could place their workers in the most hazardous situations imaginable without facing any legal or financial liability. It’d be America circa 1910, with predatory capitalists treating their employees like slaves and even insisting that children need to be employed, too. But don’t worry. They promise to pay the kids at least 50 cents a day for a good 10 hours of hard labor.

If Marjorie Taylor Greene was president, the United States would be the biggest shithole country (to borrow a phrase from Marge’s lord and savior, Dotard Don) on the face of the planet.

Twitter had a field day with Greene’s delusions of grandeur:

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Abortion WTF?!

Anti-Abortion Activist Tells House Committee Electricity In DC Comes From ‘Burning Fetuses’

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee this week, an anti-abortion activist told members of the panel that electric power in Washington, D.C. is provided by burning aborted fetuses.

Mediaite notes:

Catherine Glenn Foster, who is the president and CEO of Americans United for Life, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. She spoke out forcefully and at times graphically about abortion. At one point she claimed discarded fetuses help power Washington, D.C.:

“Abortion activism always requires euphemism and misdirection. Why? Because of the violent nature of abortion. Because it is, frankly, inconvenient. Human persons, from their earliest, days poisoned in the womb and dismembered, torn limb from limb, bodies thrown in medical waste bins and – in places like Washington, D.C. – burned to power the lights of the city’s homes and streets.

“Let that image sink in with you for a moment. The next time you turn on the light, think of the incinerators, think about what we’re doing to ourselves so callously and so numbly.”

Where did Foster get such an absurd conspiracy theory? HuffPost reports it likely came from rumors that medical waste is often incinerated:

While some states, like Indiana, require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated in a funeral home, they’re disposed of as medical waste in the nation’s capital.

That has led anti-choice activists to accuse Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, the largest medical waste incinerator in the country, of transporting and incinerating fetuses to generate energy. Recently, an anti-abortion activist found with the remains of five fetuses in her apartment claimed that she and a colleague had obtained them from a Curtis Bay worker. The company denied the claim, saying company policy prohibits it from transporting fetal remains.

If indeed the Supreme Court does overturn Roe v. Wade and criminalize the right of women to make their own reproductive choices, how many unwanted orphans will Catherine Glenn Foster be willing to adopt?

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The Trump Adminstration

Kellyanne Conway Publicly Accuses Husband George Of Cheating On Her

Since she left the Trump administration — where she served as Senior Counselor to the President — in 2020, things have been falling apart in the life of Kellyanne Conway.

For example, shortly after she left her White House job, Conway’s daughter, Claudia, accused her mother of physically and emotionally abusing her:

“Claudia, whose father is George Conway III, shared via TikTok on August 6, ‘Kellyanne just called me and said I’m putting her life in danger by speaking out and how im gonna get arrested again for make false allegations.’ The TikTok video she posted an hour prior also alluded to her being arrested. She captioned the clip, ‘Storytime?’

“On Thursday, Claudia, who has over 273,000 followers on TikTok, shared a third video in which she appears to be lying in bed crying. While the song ‘Bulletproof’ plays, she adds text to the video that read, ‘You think you can hurt my feelings? lol my mom is Kellyanne Conway.’”

And now Kellyanne says that her husband is having an affair, but not the way you’d expect when you hear the word “affair.”

“Heading into the school year in the fall of 2018, all four Conway children were thriving,” the senior Trump adviser wrote in the book. “They were with me full-time in D.C. My mom had moved in with us to help with my Core Four. George was spending chunks of time in New York at the firm, where he voluntarily went from partner to an of-counsel role, spending his nights alone at our house in Alpine, New Jersey, 240 miles away from D.C. The numbers don’t lie. During this time, the frequency and ferocity of his tweets accelerated. Clearly, he was cheating by tweeting. I was having a hard time competing with his new fling.”

That quote is from a memoir the former Trump adviser has written, according to People Magazine.

Conway goes on to try and justify her claims that her husband cheated on her via social media, suggesting that tweeting against her or the former president was a direct violation of their wedding vows:

“I had already said publicly what I’d said privately to George,” wrote Mrs. Conway in the book. “That his daily deluge of insults-by-tweet against my boss—or, as he put it sometimes, ‘the people in the White House’—violated our marriage vows to ‘love, honor, and cherish’ each other. Those vows, of course, do not mean we must agree about politics or policies or even the president. In our democracy, as in our marriage, George was free to disagree, even if it meant a complete 180 from his active support for Trump-Pence–My Wife–2016 and a whiplash change in character from privately brilliant to publicly bombastic.”

Kellyanne Conway, much like her former boss, tries to blame everything on everyone else. Nothing is ever the fault of Donald or a Trump acolyte. Their failures are someone else’s fault. They’re always the victim.

So really the only thing that remains to be said to Ms. Conway is this: Boo freaking hoo! Do you want some cheese with that whine?