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Matt Gaetz Attempts To Troll Adam Schiff And Only Succeeds In Owning Himself

Even though he isn’t the least bit skilled at online trolling, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) decided he’d try to do so at the expense of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who wasn’t reappointed to the House Intelligence Committee by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy simply because Schiff speaks his mind and was the lead House manager for the first impeachment of disgraced, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) let McCarthy know what he thought of his refusal to appoint Schiff and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to the Intelligence Committee in a letter, noting:

“It is my understanding that you intend to break with the longstanding House tradition of deference to the minority party Intelligence Committee recommendations and deny seats to Ranking Member Schiff and Representative Swalwell. The denial of seats to duly elected Members of the House Democratic Caucus runs counter to the serious and sober mission of the Intelligence Committee.”

McCarthy’s recalcitrance is bad politics, bad optics, and bad for the national security of the United States.

Gaetz, however, who remains under investigation for allegedly taking an underage girl across state lines, having sex with her, and then paying her to remain silent, couldn’t resist adding his voice to the matter, posting this in response to a tweet asking what Schiff’s pronouns are.

If Gaetz had bothered to do a simple Google search, he would have learned that “removed” isn’t a pronoun. According to Dictionary.com, it’s a verb. In some instances, it can be a noun or an adjective, but it’s not a pronoun and never will be. But hey, why let basic knowledge of the English language stand in the way of a social media burn?

But that’s not all Rapey McForehead (a.k.a. Gaetz) neglected to take under consideration before he completely owned himself for the entire internet to see. And it didn’t take long before others have Gaetz a dose of his own medicine.

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Twitter Users Call Bullsh*t When Elon Musk Claims He Had ‘Major Side Effects’ After Getting COVID Booster

Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on his social media site Saturday that he had “major side effects” after taking the most recent booster vaccination for Covid.

In a series of four tweets, Musk said he felt like he was “dying” after he received the booster shot and also claimed that his cousin had myocarditis after he took the booster.

“I had major side effects from my second booster shot. Felt like I was dying for several days. Hopefully, no permanent damage, but I dunno.”

“And my cousin, who is young & in peak health, had a serious case of myocarditis. Had to go to the hospital.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls myocarditis a “rare risk” that normally happens among young males:

“Data from multiple studies show a rare risk for myocarditis and/or pericarditis following receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. These rare cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have occurred most frequently in adolescent and young adult males, ages 16 years and older, within 7 days after receiving the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna).”

Musk’s claims, it should be pointed out, are undercut by the fact that he has called for Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to be put on trial.

Musk was pilloried on social media for that tweet and also got significant pushback to his latest assertions that he nearly died after taking the booster.

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Fauci Says Elon Musk’s Latest Conspiracy Theory About Him Is Bullsh*t

Over the couple of weeks, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been hyping something he calls the “Fauci files” and has previously called for the criminal prosecution of the former longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

But Fauci is clapping back, telling Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Friday that he has no clue what Musk is talking about when he references files about him.

“I have no idea what he’s talking about, Neil. I wish I did. I’m clueless about what he’s referring to. I just don’t understand what he’s doing. And I don’t think I should be addressing it because it’s a bit puzzling to me.”

Fauci added:

“So, a lot of people are spouting out a lot of things about me and Twitter. I don’t have a Twitter account. I’ve never had a Twitter account. I don’t intend on having a Twitter account. And I’ve had nothing to do with Twitter. So, I don’t know what they’re talking about when they say that, Neil. I just don’t. I’m puzzled.”

Additionally, Fauci noted that he can defend every action he took during the COVID crisis.

“I can defend everything that I’ve said and done. There was an explanation for it. This was a moving target right from the beginning and people need to appreciate that when something is obvious in January or February, that might not be the same in March, April, May, June or the rest of the summer. This has been an evolving problem. We’ve been through multiple variants. We’ve had a number of different challenges. Having said all that, I have no problem with defending what we did.” 

What exactly is going on? Simple. Elon Musk is desperately trying to gin up interest in the $44 billion albatross he bought. Twitter is losing money hand over fist, and Musk’s other business venture, Tesla Motors, is also on the verge of financial collapse.

Keep in mind that Musk recently became the only person in history to ever lose $200 billion in net worth. And that loss has taken place since he acquired Twitter in late October. He’s getting desperate and needs to try and attract eyeballs before the site collapses completely.

When Musk bought Twitter, he said he was doing so to ensure that “free speech” was protected. But that’s just another of his lies. The main reason he loves having his own social media site is so he can troll other people without consequence. But trolls always get their comeuppance, and Musk is due for a thorough dose of karma.

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Jim Jordan Humiliates Himself With Bizarre Tweet Celebrating ‘God. Guns. Gas Stoves.’

Thought you’d heard all of the absurd nonsense Republicans can possibly shovel out in an effort to stir up the GOP base and hide the fact that they have no actual legislative agenda?

If so, consider the latest item of fearmongering being conducted by the right: The feds are coming for your gas stove!

MSNBC notes:

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission was considering new regulations around gas stoves, given growing concerns over indoor pollutants. “Any option is on the table,” Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said. “Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”

Now, Trumka never said a ban was forthcoming. And he (and Bloomberg) neglected to add that any CPSC regulations, like other proposed state and local-level bans of gas stoves, only apply to new construction. But that didn’t keep Republicans from pouncing and evoking visions of a 2023 filled with government agents busting down doors and ripping ovens out of walls.

That was all it took for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to fire off this tweet on Thursday:

“God. Guns. Gas stoves.”

That’s the new Republican agenda: God, guns, and gas stoves. But as Twitter users reminded Jordan, there are other three-word combinations that are also easily applied to him and his sordid past.

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Twitter Brings Down The House With Hilarious Kevin McCarthy Jokes: ‘Best Season Of C-SPAN…Ever’

It’s been an abysmal week for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who is trying to become the next Speaker of the House.

By extension, it’s also been a bad week for all House Republicans because they’re making the Keystone Cops look competent.

At last count, McCarthy had lost 10 straight ballots for the Speaker’s chair, with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) getting the most votes, which is humiliating for the GOP when you consider they have the majority of the votes in the chamber.

According to The Hill, here’s the latest update on the search for a Speaker:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appears to have lost the 10th vote for Speaker of the House.

The preliminary results were largely unchanged from all three of Wednesday’s and Thursday’s first three votes, with McCarthy garnering 200 votes, 20 Republicans voting for another candidate and one voting “present.”

Lawmakers are still in negotiations but are touting progress.

This will send the Speakership fight to a 11th ballot for the first time since before the Civil War. It’s unclear if that vote will happen tonight.

Long story short: It’s a clusterfuck.

However, despite all the chaos, one good thing has come out of this: Humor. Specifically, internet humor. Take a look: