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Ted Cruz’s Latest Cancun ‘Joke’ Gets Him Pilloried On Twitter As Texas Is Hit By Another Winter Storm

Despite his constant efforts to be seen as witty and urbane, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz always comes across as what he’s always been and will always be: A douchebag whose “jokes” fall flat and boomerang back on him in humiliating fashion.

The Lone Star State is once again facing a massive and potentially deadly winter storm much like the one that sent Cruz fleeing for Cancun, as the New York Times reported just last year:

Like millions of his constituents across Texas, Senator Ted Cruz had a frigid home without electricity this week amid the state’s power crisis. But unlike most, Mr. Cruz got out, fleeing Houston and hopping a Wednesday afternoon flight to Cancún with his family for a respite at a luxury resort.

Photos of Mr. Cruz and his wife, Heidi, boarding the flight ricocheted quickly across social media and left both his political allies and rivals aghast at a tropical trip as a disaster unfolded at home. The blowback only intensified after Mr. Cruz, a Republican, released a statement saying he had flown to Mexico “to be a good dad” and accompany his daughters and their friends; he noted he was flying back Thursday afternoon, though he did not disclose how long he had originally intended to stay.

And yet, Cruz must have thought it would be a good idea to try and preempt any criticism of what he did in 2021 with a tweet.

Wow! Talk about tone-deaf and not even remotely funny. There might have been a point to be had if he’d just stuck with the basics on inflation, but instead he tried to engage in self-deprecating humor and only succeeded in coming across as a total asshole.

It didn’t take long before Ted was greeted with Twitter responses that reminded him what a jerk he is. Take a look:

 

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Lauren Boebert Tries To Troll Greta Thunberg But Only Succeeds In Owning Herself

Much like her political idol, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) loves to try and use social media for the purposes of trolling those she disagrees with.

The problem, however, is that Boebert is so dense that most of the time all she accomplishes is owning herself in the most humiliating ways imaginable.

And that’s most certainly the case with a tweet Boebert sent out in reaction to remarks made by climate change activist Greta Thunberg, according to HuffPost:

Conspiracy theory-endorsing Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) faced mockery on Monday after she attacked climate activist Greta Thunberg’s “no more blah blah blah” comments at the United Nations COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Outside the summit, Thunberg called out world leaders for being all talk and too little action on addressing global warming. “No more blah blah blah,” she said. “No more whatever the fuck they’re doing inside there.”

That led Boebert to provide her own snarky take on the well-known “tell me without telling me” meme that’s become a staple online:

Here’s the thing Boebert completely neglected to realize: She’s making fun of an 18-year-old girl who is genuinely trying to make the world a better place. Thunberg has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and will likely win that honor before she reaches the age of 21, which is virtually unheard of.

Lauren Boebert, on the other hand, is a loudmouth and a boor who barely managed to earn a high school diploma and seems to get dumber with each every word she speaks or tweets, suggesting on Monday that she would like to use explosives in order to blow up metal detectors at the U.S. Capitol.

It didn’t take long before Boebert got exactly what she deserved: A thorough verbal drubbing on Twitter:

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Ted Cruz Says The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Should Be Fired For Believing In Climate Change

Bless his tiny, coal-black heart, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) just cannot accept facts that go against his own fantasies and lies about something as fundamentally hazardous to every person who lives in this planet as climate change and and global warming.

It’s not that Cruz doesn’t know any better. He does. But he chooses to deny scientific evidence so he can continue to get large campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies, many of whom have major operations in the Lone Star State.

However, this time Ted is going even further over the crazy line and demanding that the the Joint Chiefs of Staff who run the U.S. armed forces be fired for daring to agree with something President Joe Biden said during a speech.

Biden told a collection of Air Force personnel that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had told him that global warming is the “greatest threat facing America.”

And yes, the Defense Department has indeed warned that global warming and climate change will greatly worsen “poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries.”

Despite that, Cruz couldn’t resist tweeting out a video of Biden’s speech along with a sarcastic notation that the either the top military brass be fired or President Biden was lying:

Actually, Ted, neither of those options is the least bit factual. The joint chiefs do not need to be fired and President Biden isn’t lying. Also, why did Cruz never see fit to call Donald Trump a liar? At least he’d have been right on that one.

However, something good did come out of Teddy’s snarky posting: The reactions he received from others on social media:

Sorry, Ted, but as usual you’re full of shit and too arrogant to admit your own ignorance.

 

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Ron Johnson Proves His Complete Ignorance Of Geography In Disastrous NY Times Interview

Proving yet again that he’s an empty suit with an even emptier skull, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is making national news as the result of a disastrous interview he gave to the New York Times, expounding on climate change (which he doesn’t understand) and even world geography (which he must have flunked in school).

Attempting to make a point about climate change, Johnson told the Times:

“You know, there’s a reason Greenland was called Greenland. It was actually green at one point in time. And it’s been, you know, since, it’s a whole lot whiter now so we’ve experienced climate change throughout geologic time.”

The Times quickly fact-checked the Wisconsin Republican, noting:

“In the interview on Thursday, Mr. Johnson was still misinformed about the etymology of Greenland, which got its name from the explorer Erik the Red’s attempt to lure settlers to the ice-covered island,” adding Johnson continued, ‘I could be wrong there, but that’s always been my assumption that, at some point in time, those early explorers saw green. I have no idea.'”

No idea? That’s an understatement. Even those who have worked with Johnson acknowledge that he’s a fool, with a former campaign worker pointing to what he called the senator’s “muscular ignorance” and a critic laughing about Johnson being a “gullible rube.”

Johnson is even being compared to an infamous Wisconsin senator who preceded him: Joe McCarthy:

“The drumbeat of distortions, false theories and lies reminds some Wisconsin Republicans of a figure from the state’s past who also rarely let facts get in the way of his agenda: Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose witch hunt for communists in and out of government in the 1950s ruined lives and bitterly divided the country.”

Hopefully Johnson will meet a similar fate as McCarthy and wind up a defeated, broken man.

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Right-Wingers Say Bill Gates And Joe Biden Created ‘Synthetic Snow’ To Make Texas Look Bad

If you were thinking you’d heard just about all of the batshit crazy conspiracy theories floating around these days in the midst of the QAnon/Trump/stolen election morass that can be found all over right-wing media outlets, a new one has been added that may well prove to be the next big thing among the tinfoil hat wearing crowd.

The Independent reports that videos are circulating on social media sites which allege the snow and ice from Winter Storm Uri in Texas were actually created by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and President Joe Biden to make GOP officials in the Lone Star State look bad:

“One of the stranger responses to the disaster was the spread of viral conspiracy theory videos on TikTok, Facebook and Twitter claiming that the severe snow was actually ‘fake’ and ‘government generated’ as part of a sinister plot instigated by shadowy ‘elites.’ presumably intentionally plunging Texas into its present state of chaos.”

Consider some of the comments from the videos in question:

“‘This goes out to our government and Bill Gates. Thank you Bill Gates for trying to fucking trick us that this is real snow,’ a woman says in one video as she holds a cigarette lighter to a snowball over her bathroom basin.

“’You’ll see it’s not melting and it’s going to burn. Snow don’t burn. Snow fucking melts. No water, no dripping, no nothing. If I put this shit in the microwave, it’s going to start sparking because there’s metal mixed in it.'”

There’s also a clip of a girl who collects snow from her yard and holds it over a tealight candle, commenting that it doesn’t melt but instead appears to burn:

PolitiFact has already debunked all of this “government snow” crap, noting:

“Ice and snow have distinct physical properties, which leads them to react to heat differently. Snow consists of frozen water droplets that have fallen to Earth. When snow is compressed into snowballs, there’s a lot of space between the crystals, making them soft and porous.”

Ergo: Using a lighter on snow will indeed turn it black, but that’s because the lighter burns butane or some other gas, all of which are hydrocarbons and leave sooty marks on virtually everything when they burn.

Since the nutjob conspiracy theorists are so damn fond of videos, here’s one that completely destroys their “synthetic snow” nonsense. Feel free to spread it far and wide as needed to counter the MAGA morons who think everything is some sort of evil plot to make them look dumber than they are and always will be: