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Matt Gaetz Gets Shredded When He Quotes From A Chinese ‘Propaganda’ Publication: Video

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) thoroughly humiliated himself during a session of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, quoting from a Chinese state-run publication to “prove” that U.S. aid to Ukraine was being used improperly.

Gaetz was questioning Colin H. Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense, and he asked the official:

“How about CIA? Are they training folks in Ukraine?”

Kahl replied:

“Not going to talk about that in an unclassified setting. Happy to talk about that further in the classified briefings.”

Gaetz then inquired, “Is the Azov battalion getting access to U.S. weapons?”


“Not that I’m aware of, but. If you have information…”

The Florida Republican announced:

“I intend to enter into the record The Global Times investigative report that talks about training. It’s from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research Lab. Citing the Azov battalion was even getting stuff as far back as 2018.”

After the article had been entered into the record, Gaetz asked Kahl:

“Any reason to disagree with that assessment?”

Kahl responded:

“Is this the, I’m sorry, is this the Global Times from China?”

Gaetz: “No, this is…”

Kahl: “Well, that’s what you read.”

Clearly unsure of what he had read, Gaetz was forced to admit, “Yeah, it might be, yeah. Would that be a reason?”

Kahl told the congressman:

“I as a general matter, I don’t take Beijing’s propaganda at face value.”

Rather than move on, Gaetz asked Kahl: “Yeah. Just tell me if. If the allegation is true or false, I mean.”

Kahl reiterated what he had just said:

“I don’t have any evidence one way or the other. As a general matter, I don’t take Beijing’s propaganda at face value.”

Before moving on to another topic, Gaetz remarked:

“Fair, fair enough. I would agree with that assessment.”

Could it be any clearer that Matt Gaetz is a complete idiot?

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3 Chinese Spy Balloons Floated Over The US While Trump Was POTUS: Report

Over the past 48 hours, several Republicans have insisted that had a Chinese spy balloon been spotted over the United States while failed ex-president Donald Trump was still in office, the object would have immediately been shot down.

Take, for example, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who made such a claim Saturday on Twitter.

“I just spoke with our GREAT America First President Trump.

“He would have never allowed China to fly a spy balloon over our country and our military bases and assets.

“Pres Trump would have shot it down before it entered the US.

“And so would I.”

And Trump himself also weighed on the matter, posting on his failing Truth Social site, “”SHOOT DOWN THE BALLOON!”

However, thanks to reporting from Forbes, we now know that at least three Chinese spy balloons floated over the U.S. while Trump was in office:

Talking heads on cable TV are up in arms about the Chinese spy balloon that was floating across the continental U.S., before it was shot down Saturday afternoon. Conservative commentators have insisted President Joe Biden should’ve ordered the balloon be shot down earlier and that a foreign balloon flying over U.S. territory never would’ve happened under President Donald Trump. But it did happen under Trump, according to several new reports.

Bloomberg confirmed that report, noting:

“The balloon spotted this week over Montana was not the first time the U.S. has detected Chinese balloons over their territory—with previous incursions occurring during the Trump Administration.”

The Associated Press even got a defense expert to explain that such flyovers are not uncommon.

Craig Singleton, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said Chinese surveillance balloons have been sighted on numerous occasions over the past five years in different parts of the Pacific, including near sensitive U.S. military installations in Hawaii.

President Biden has been in office for two years, leaving three years of Trump’s presidency in that window of five years.

So when can we expect an apology from Greene, Trump, and other Republicans? Never. Because they can never ever admit that they’re wrong, even though they’re wrong 99.9% of the time and pathetic hypocrites 100% of the tine.


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Randy Quaid’s Reaction To The Chinese Balloon Is So Strange That Twitter Users Can’t Stop Laughing

Granted, we’ve known for quite some time now that actor Randy Quaid had jumped the shark and taken to inhabiting the dark world of internet conspiracy theories and other assorted craziness that hides in plain sight in some of the more untraveled corners of social media.

For example, consider this from a profile of Quaid published by Uproxx back in 2014:

Randy and Evi Quaid reportedly believe there is an evil sect of Hollywood trying to kill them. It is the same shadowy organization that killed Heath Ledger, David Carradine, and Chris Penn. This sect is also responsible for extorting millions from their bank accounts, while running them out of the country.

The impetus for the seemingly paranoid descent into madness has several starting points depending on who you ask. Friends and relatives point to the 1989 marriage of the Quaids as the beginning of the end for the Golden Globe winning actor. Others say it manifested back in 2006, when they were approached by law enforcement for disturbing the peace (more on that later). Perhaps, it was when the world became aware of their self-destruction, when Randy was blackballed from a would-be Broadway play for allegedly verbally and physically attacking cast members, among other undignified behaviors reported by those on hand.

Fast forward to today, and feast your eyes on Quaid’s non-sequitur take on the Chinese spy balloon which was downed this afternoon on the orders of President Joe Biden. Hours prior to that action, Quaid tweeted out:

What in the hell does that even mean?! Is it supposed to be humorous, or is he serious? It’s difficult to tell when dealing with the mentally ill.

But we did get something good out of Randy’s bizarro tweet: Social media reaction that is absolutely priceless.

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Donald Trump Jr: Hunter Biden’s Laptop Is The Reason For The Chinese Spy Balloon

According to Donald Trump Jr. (a.k.a. Eight Ball Jr.) the reason the Chinese spy balloon wandered into American airspace is very simple: It’s all due to Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Clearly inebriated on some illegal substance, Don Jr. posted a video on Friday afternoon in which he urged residents of Montana to shoot down the balloon (even though it’s at too high of an altitude to be taken down with a rifle) and then attempted to link the balloon to Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, who at least got help for his substance abuse problems, which is a hell of a lot more than you can say for Junior or his old man. (Toot toot!)

Here’s Don Jr’s brilliant rationale for the Chinese spy balloon:

“Do you think the billion-dollar Chinese investment into Hunter Biden was because he was a wonderful investor? All those incredible crackheads on Wall Street. There’s lots of them folks. The Chinese, you know, they don’t do any due diligence. They just hand out billions the same way Oprah hands out books. Stop shoot the thing down, figure out what’s going on, don’t look like a weakling.”

How does Junior know whether or not China does due diligence on its investments? Is he speaking from personal experience? After all, his old man had a Chinese bank account and even owed $20 million to a company that did business with North Korea in direct violation of U.S. law. And he owed that money while he was still president.

In other words, careful who you toss those allegations at, Don Jr., because you just might wind up shattering a few windows in that glass house your daddy bought for you with his grifting.

Junior got slammed online for his craziness, with many suggesting he needs to find a rehab and sign up STAT.

Do a few more lines, Junior. Maybe then you can fly and capture that Chinese balloon all by yourself.

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Trump Took $6.5 Million From China While He Was President

The release of six years of failed former president Donald Trump’s taxes by the House Ways and Means Committee makes it clear that while he was in the White House, the Trump Organization took millions from over a dozen foreign countries, including $6.5 million from China.

Politico reports that Trump had multiple conflicts of interest, and since he refused to place his assets into a blind trust, we may never know exactly how those millions from other nations may have impacted U.S. foreign policy in the Trump administration.

The six years of tax returns disclosed Friday show that Trump received extensive income from Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom — including gross business income of at least $35.3 million from Canada in 2017, the year he entered office.

That year, Trump also brought in $6.5 million from China, $5.8 million from Indonesia and $5.7 million from India.

By 2020, his last full year in office, Trump reported $8.8 million in income from the U.K. and another $3.9 million in Ireland.

Trump also stuck his snout into the U.S. Treasury by submitting outrageous bills for lodging and travel during his four years in office.

The former president was known for fusing his business interests with America’s highest public office, drawing allegations of using his role to promote his private resorts, direct federal money to his hotels and encourage foreign governments to spend money that would directly benefit the Trump family interests.

His far-flung concerns, foreign and domestic, are nested in more than 400 separate business entities. A 2019 report by the watchdog group OpenSecrets said he had more than $130 million in assets in more than 30 countries.

Additionally, the returns from 2015 to 2020 call into doubt Trump’s claims that he was donating his presidential salary of $400,00 a year to charity, according to The Independent:

Donald Trump donated nothing to the Department of Health and Human Services during the height of the pandemic, despite claiming publicly to have done so, his tax returns revealed on Friday.

The release of his returns came as the result of the end of a years-long legal battle between the now-former president and the House Ways and Means Committee, which released its final report this week after recently obtaining the returns when the Supreme Court declined to intervene in the case.

The picture painted by the documents is crystal clear: Donald Trump claimed zero charitable donations throughout 2020, meaning that his tax burden was not reduced at all (at least in that regard). He would still go on to pay $0 in income tax for the year in total.

Trump’s taxes show what we’ve long suspected about him: He’s a grifter, a liar, a tax cheat, and a scumbag.