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Latest Moronic Outrage From The MAGA Faithful: Microsoft XBox Has Gone ‘Woke’

The latest absurd conspiracy theory being circulated online by right-wing nut jobs will definitely leave you shaking your head.

It seems that Microsoft and their XBox console has now gone “woke” and must be rejected by everyone.

Newsweek reports on the idiocy:

Microsoft has announced changes to its Xbox console settings that is to allow users to save more energy and reduce the carbon impact of their gaming. But this has been read (or misread) by Republican representatives and organizations as the “woke brigade” wanting to “take your Xbox.”

What’s all the fuss about? A simple energy-saving mode that users can choose.

The company included a feature that allows the console to pick a time of the night for maintenance and updates to use the most renewable energy from the electrical grid, and a “shutdown” setting that can replace the sleep mode, which it says saves 20 times the energy.

Blaine Hauglie, technical program manager for Xbox explained the reason for the new setting:

“We not only hold ourselves accountable to the carbon emissions in the production and distribution of our products, but to the emissions created with the use of our products in the homes of our fans as well. So, the way we design our hardware and software to be more efficient and optimized for renewable energy can have a big impact.”

But to hear right-wing media reports, you’d think Microsoft had just renamed XBox the HellBox and the device would be quoting passages from the Satanic Bible.

As you’d expect, one of the first to weigh in on the new XBox was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who went full hyperbolic and posted this bit of dreck on Twitter:

“First gas stoves, then your coffee, now they’re gunning for your Xbox.”

Blaze Media also joined the idiocy.

But perhaps the most outrageous remarks came from Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX).

“They want to take your guns. They want to take your gas stoves. And now they want to take your Xbox. What’s next?”

Holy shit, it’s the end of the world! Time to build an ark and wait for the flood. Be sure and bring your AK-47 to protect from enraged gas stoves.

 

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Donald Trump WTF?!

MAGA Faithful Attack Trump After His ‘Major Announcement’ Turns Out To Be $99 Digital Trading Cards

After repeatedly teasing a “major announcement” Wednesday via his failing Truth Social platform, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump finally revealed on Thursday exactly what he wanted to tell the world.

Speculation online had been that Trump would either announce his 2024 running mate or that he was leaving the GOP and forming his own political party.

Instead, he’s hawking digital trading cards that retail for $99 a pop, according to Deadline.

On his social media platform Truth Social, Trump announced that his official “Donald Trump Digital Trading Card” is debuting, with “amazing ART of my Life & Career.”

“Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting,” Trump wrote. The cards will be available for “only $99 each.”

How was the major announcement received by the business world? Not very well.

In the immediate aftermath of his announcement, shares in Digital World Acquisition Corp., the investment vehicle set to take Trump’s media company public, fell by more than 6% after rising the day before in anticipation of the announcement. Investors apparently expected something more substantial. The deadline for the SPAC to complete a deal to go public was extended into next year.

As you’d expect, there was plenty of laughter and derision aimed at the ex-president, with many noting that he’s always trying to find a new way to grift off his fans.

Author Mike Rothschild: “Trump’s MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT was an NFT collection. It’s so lame that I’m not even including a screen shot. Congrats to everyone who saw this for the pathetic attention grab that it always was.”

Conservative editor Ben Kew: “So Trump’s ‘MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT’ was actually just a grift to promote a bunch of worthless trading cards. Even my grandmother knows NFTs are a scam.”

But it was what Trump’s so-called “fans” and supporters had to say on social media that should most concern Donald, because it sounds like they’ve had quite enough of his BS.

They sound BIG mad. Probably because it took them this long to realize they’ve been taken for a ride by a con man.

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MAGA Civil War: Gaetz, Greene At Odds As They Jockey For Power In GOP-Controlled House

Now that the last 2022 midterm election is over, some on the right are trying to make sure they don’t get blamed for the dismal showing by Republicans while simultaneously jockeying for power in the new GOP-controlled House which will take office in January.

As Matt Lewis explains in The Daily Beast, it’s instructive to see the Republican Party as a country, with failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump as the strongman ruler.

After seizing power, a strongman often (ruthlessly) imposes order and peace at home. For most of the last few years, Trump has been a unifying force in the GOP and, more broadly, on the right (not counting the small percentage of Republicans who became Never Trumpers and were purged).

But what happens when a strongman starts to appear vulnerable? Chaos ensues. People rise up and/or the power vacuum is filled by local warlords.

We are starting to see evidence that those on the far right are jockeying for position in a potential post-Trump world.

Nowhere is that more evident than in the growing rift between Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) and Matt Gaetz (FL), who are at odds over whether or not House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy should be the next Speaker of the House. Greene supports McCarthy while Gaetz is vehemently opposed, believing that McCarthy is too moderate.

Consider the split between bosom buddies Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene over whether to support Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House. “Whatever Kevin has promised Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Gaetz said in November, “I guarantee you this: at the first opportunity, he will zap her faster than you can say Jewish space laser.”

Far-right activist Laura Loomer attacked Greene, saying “MTG is a snake and she needs to go. That’s why I call her Marjorie TRAITOR Greene.”

What could all of this portend? Well, for one thing, it suggests that Trump is yesterday’s news and the GOP right-wingers who are even more extreme that he is are ready for their 15 minutes of infamy.

Think of it this way: If you’re into drama and weird shit, you don’t need Trump any more. There is a younger and (in some cases) weirder crop of right-wingers who are way more interesting than some old guy holed up in a Florida mansion.

What this suggests is that, absent Trump, the GOP won’t revert to sanity. Instead, it will slide deeper into chaos until some clear leader emerges to restore order.

Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride for the next two years.

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Gloves Off: Karine Jean-Pierre Puts MAGA Racists In Their Place With A Brilliant Comparison

The issue of race and racism has been in the news quite a lot over the past few days, thanks to two major news stories that have garnered lots of attention and commentary from all sides of the political spectrum.

The first story involves Kanye West (who now prefers to be called Ye) but will be referred to by his given name to avoid confusion.

Kanye decided it would be a great idea to make a incredibly insensitive antisemitic comment in which he basically declared war on Jewish people.

Specifically, West posted this on social media, and got his Twitter account suspended as a result:

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) is also in hot water for saying the following at a Trump rally over the weekend:

“I have never seen like the crime in this country. We all grew up respecting the police. Our moral values. Doing what we could do to help law enforcement in this country. The Democratic party, they have a majority, they could stop this crime today. Some people say, well, they’re soft on crime. No, they’re not soft on crime, they’re pro crime. They want crime. They want crime because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have. They want reparations because they think the people that do the crime are owed that. Bulls***. They are not owed that.”

And now we have Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and and a Democrat, who made horrific comments that are also blatantly racist, The Los Angeles Times reports:

Behind closed doors, Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez made openly racist remarks, derided some of her council colleagues and spoke in unusually crass terms about how the city should be carved up politically.

The conversation remained private for nearly a year, until a leaked recording reverberated explosively Sunday and turned the focus of a sprawling metropolis toward Los Angeles City Hall.

Martinez is being pressured to resign her post, but Tuberville is under no such call from his GOP colleagues, which led a reporter to ask White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the Tuesday press briefing for her thoughts and those of President Joe Biden on the matter of Nury Martinez, to which she responded:

“Here’s the difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans. When a Democrat says something racist or antisemitic, we hold Democrats accountable. When a MAGA Republican says something racist or antisemitic, they are embraced by cheering crowds.”

That says it all, and perfectly.

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MAGA Faithful Applaud And Swoon When Trump Catches A Sharpie At Rally

Did you know that disgraced, failed, one-term, twice impeached former president Donald Trump is actually a superhuman who can do anything, including catching Sharpie pens that are tossed to him?

Yes, it’s true, and they even have video evidence to prove that the Donald is indeed superior in every way to any man who has ever walked the face of the planet.

At his rally in Warren, Michigan on Saturday, Trump was leaving the stage after speaking for 103 minutes (!) and going through his usual litany of complaints about how the 2020 election was stolen from him (it wasn’t), Biden is ruining the country (he’s actually trying to clean up the mess Trump and his sycophants made), and how the Justice Department is persecuting him for allegedly breaking several federal laws, including the Espionage Act by holding on to thousands of classified documents after he left the White House.

Someone clearly got Trump’s attention and asked him to sign one of his red baseball caps. They tossed the cap to him and then a Sharpie for his signature.

And he caught both the cap and the Sharpie! Oh my gosh! Did you see that! It’s a freaking miracle. Praise be!

Here, see for yourself, along with the written commentary from longtime Trump fluffer Jack Posobiec, who never misses a chance to fellate Donnie on social media:

That was followed by Donald Trump Jr. (a.k.a. Traitor Tot) joining the online ass-kissing on his dad’s enormous butt:

And that led to other MAGA morons making fools of themselves.

Not everyone online agreed with the Trump worshipers, and they also took their turn.