Hunter S. Thompson once wrote that “when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Perhaps even Thompson, who gained fame writing about motorcycle gangs and U.S. politics in the tumultuous ’60s and ’70s, never imagined things would get as weird as they have in 2016.
A YouTube video posted Saturday reportedly shows James Weeks drop out of the race for Libertarian Party chair by accepting a dare to strip down to a thong on live television.
The video shows Weeks turn on music, then start clapping and dancing, before he takes off all his clothes, except his underwear. He appeared to be broadcast live on CSPAN.
According to the Washington Times, he was at the Libertarian National Convention in Florida and started out by telling the crowd, “I thought we could use a little bit of fun.”
At the end of his routine, he seems to lose the crowd and tells them, “I’m sorry, that was a dare.”
While many are booing, some in the video can be seen laughing hysterically.
Watch Weeks carry out his dare, as posted to YouTube, here:
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."