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Disgraced Papa John’s Founder: My ‘Conservative Values’ Made The Pizza Taste Better

Remember John Schnatter? He’s the former CEO and founder the of Papa John’s pizza chain, and he was given the boot by the company’s board of directors in 2018 for using the N-word in a conference call with company officials.

But now Schnatter is back and appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) being held this week in Dallas.

According to HuffPost, Schnatter said the reason Papa John’s used to be one of the best pizzas on the market had everything to do with his right-wing political beliefs:

He touched on the company’s pizza once getting top rankings among the pizza chains before claiming its pies are now “down with Little Caesars.”

Schnatter said that quality, service and culture drive a business before suggesting one ingredient that made Papa John’s successful.

“We built the whole company on conservative values. Conservative ideology has two of the most critical attributes: truth and God,” Schnatter said.

“If you run your life on principle… you’re going to win.”

So God made the pizza taste better? I thought that only worked with communion wafers. Guess I need to go back and read the Book of Pie over again.

This isn’t the first time Schnatter has left people shaking their heads after he said bizarre things during an interview.

A sweat-laden Schnatter told Kentucky’s WDRB-TV that a “day of reckoning” would arrive after board members “stole” the company from him.

Schnatter also suggested he “had” 40 pizzas in 30 days during the bizarre interview. He later weighed in on the potential food feat and said he wasn’t referring to eating the pizzas.

Wow! Basil is a hell of a drug.

It’s good to know that Papa can still find a gig that will allow him to spew his bigotry and deranged view of the world. CPAC is the perfect place for failed losers. Just ask Donald Trump.

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Alex Jones Sinks His Own Defense By Admitting The Sandy Hook Massacre Was ‘100 Percent Real’

As he tries to avoid having to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for claiming the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was fake, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was forced to admit under oath Wednesday morning that the horror which left 26 people dead, including 20 children aged six and seven, was indeed real.

Testifying in a trial that will decide how much in damages Jones has to pay for his lies about Sandy Hook, the host was asked if he understood “how crazy” it was to claim no one died at the school. He claimed he was “under a lot of pressure at the time” and added:

“It was, especially since I’ve met the parents. It’s 100 percent real, and the media still ran with lies that I was saying it wasn’t real…They won’t let me take it back.”

Of course, if Jones hadn’t said such disgusting things in the first place, he wouldn’t need to take them back.

On Tuesday, parents of one of the victims testified, Mediaite reports:

Jones’ testimony came a day after Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of 6-year-old Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, testified about the torment they’ve experienced since Jones claimed that their son was a child actor. Heslin testified that Jones claims have made his life “living Hell,” and Lewis spoke directly to Jones on the stand as she said “I wanted to tell you to your face because I wanted you to know that I am a mother first and foremost. And I know that you are a father and my son existed. You’re still on your show today trying to say that I’m, implying that I’m an actress, that I am ‘deep state.’”

Jones has already been found guilty of defamation, and the family is seeking $150 million in damages due to the threats and harassment they’ve received since Jones began telling his falsehoods about what happened at Sandy Hook.

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Alex Jones Repeatedly Gets Told To Stop Lying By Judge As He Testifies: Video

Tuesday was right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ day in the dock as he testified in his own defense as part of a massive defamation case brought against him by parents of the children killed by a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.

As usual, however, Jones resorted to outright lies to defend himself and was repeatedly admonished for doing so by Judge Maya Guerra Gamble.

At one point, Judge Gamble told Jones:

“Mr. Jones, you may not say to this jury that you complied with discovery. That is not true. You may not say it again.”

Jones also claimed he was bankrupt, only to be reminded by the judge that while he has filed for bankruptcy, it has not yet and may never be approved:

“You may not tell this jury that you are bankrupt. That is also not true. You may have filed for bankruptcy, I don’t know that but I have heard that. That doesn’t make a person or a company bankrupt. You’re already under oath to tell the truth. You’ve already violated that oath twice today in those two examples. It seems absurd to instruct you again that you must tell the truth when you testify. Yet, here I am. You must tell the truth while you testify. This is not your show. You need to slow down and not take what you see as opportunities to further the message that you’re wanting to further. Instead, only answer the specific and exact questions you’ve been asked. No asides. The comments about discovery. The comments about the larynx or whatever it was.”

The larynx reference was in response to Jones saying during his testimony that he’d had surgery on his throat. He also claimed he’d had a tooth pulled when Judge Gamble told him he couldn’t chew gum in court. When Jones attempted to argue, the judge informed him:

“None of those were responses to questions. They’re just you abusing my tolerance and making asides to the jury improperly and in at least two cases, untruthfully. Do you understand what I have said?”

When he attempted to make more excuses, the judge pointedly asked:

“Yes or no! Do you understand what I have said.”

Jones:

“Yes. I believe what I said was true. So, I don’t know —”

Exasperated, Judge Gamble interjected:

“Yes, you believe everything you say is true, but it isn’t. Your beliefs do not make something true. That is what we’re doing here. Just because you claim to believe something is true does not make it true. It does not protect you. It does not allow — you’re under oath. Those things must actually be true when you say them.”

When he attempted to speak again, Gamble told Jones:

“Don’t talk. Do you understand what I have said?”

Jones meekly replied:

“I do understand.”

Here’s the video:

 

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Right-Wingers Compare Elon Musk’s Purchase Of Twitter To Lincoln Freeing The Slaves

Today was the day that billionaire Elon Musk finally got his way and formally purchased Twitter, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on who you ask.

CNN reported on the deal:

Twitter said Monday it has agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk in a roughly $44 billion deal that has the potential to expand the billionaire’s business empire and put the world’s richest man in charge of one of the world’s most influential social networks.

The deal, which will take the company private, caps off a whirlwind period in which the Tesla and SpaceX CEO became one of Twitter’s largest shareholders, was offered and turned down a seat on its board and bid to buy the company — all in less than a month.

Under the terms of the deal, shareholders will receive $54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter stock they own, matching Musk’s original offer and marking a 38% premium over the stock price the day before Musk revealed his stake in the company.

After the deal was finalized, Musk put out this statement:

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in the statement. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

However, those who had been begging Musk to make the Twitter purchase and immediately reinstate the account of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump are probably going to be crestfallen to learn that the failed ex-president says he won’t go back to the platform:

“No, I won’t be going back on Twitter,” the former president told CNBC’s Joe Kernen.

“I will be on Truth Social within the week. Its on schedule. We have a lot of people signed up. I like Elon Musk. I like him a lot. He’s an excellent individual. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House. I was disappointed by the way I was treated by Twitter. I won’t be going back on Twitter.”

And yet, to hear right-wingers tell it, today was the greatest single moment in U.S. history since Lincoln freed the slaves. Here’s some of what was being said by the MAGA dolts on social media:

Listen carefully, and in the background you can hear Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Adams (among others) spinning in their graves.

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WATCH: Right-Wing ‘People’s Convoy’ Gets Run Out Of Neighborhood By Egg-Throwing Residents

The so-called “People’s Convoy” of truckers and other right-wing nutjobs opposed to COVID restrictions (the vast majority of which have been lifted) decided to take their protest to California, but they picked the wrong neighborhood and were quickly dispatched by residents who tossed eggs at their vehicles.

Convoys of truckers shut down the Ambassador Bridge connecting Canada and the United States back in February, but attempts to mimic those protests here in the U.S. have been met with apathy and anger, as commuters quickly grew tired of seeing big rigs blocking the highways as they attempted to make their way to work on time.

On Friday, a group of protesters took their trucks to a San Francisco suburb to show disapproval of Democratic Assemblymember Buffy Wicks’ support for an abortion bill and were run out of town, according to the San Francisco Gate:

Livestreams posted by convoy participants show police arriving to protect Wicks’ home, which eventually prompted the group to move on. It was here they made their mistake, driving onto busy, one-lane College Avenue on the Berkeley-Oakland border. There, slowed down by the usual Friday afternoon traffic, they were sitting ducks outside the Safeway. A large group of kids, armed with eggs purchased at the grocery store, began pelting the convoy.

Even better was that some of the truckers were stupid enough not to take proper precautions and literally wound up with egg on their faces:

A few ill-advised convoy drivers had their windows rolled down, resulting in eggs splattering the insides of their vehicles. Passersby watched in confusion and amusement, with some adults stopping to cheer on the kids. Furious truckers then drove out of town, heading back on the highway toward their base in Sacramento. According to CB radio captured by the livestream audio, truckers complained about needing to wash their vehicles and seemed shocked at how poorly received they were by locals.

Karma is a wonderful thing when it slaps people who are richly deserving of being taken down a few notches.