South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is getting some raised eyebrows after she launched her new anti-meth campaign with the poorly-conceived motto, “Meth. We’re on it.” Other versions of the campaign show images of young people saying, “I’m on meth.”
“This is our problem and together, we need to get on it,” Noem said in the ad campaign’s public service announcement. According to a report from the Argus Leader, the state’s Department of Social Services paid the paid the ad agency that created the campaign just short of $449,000.
The awkward theme of the campaign’s message wasn’t lost on most Twitter users.
— Adam Dale Jorgensen (@adamdalej) November 18, 2019
It could have been worded better…
— Susan Moran (@BPMorbert) November 18, 2019
The beauty (if that’s the word to use) of it is that literally nothing has to change for instant usage as a meme. And yeah, I feel sorry the guy too.
— ScottN (@ScottNoe1) November 18, 2019
There are plenty of freelance copy editors in America (yes, some of them in South Dakota) who, for a very modest fee, could have saved you from a half-million dollars worth of humiliation.
— Bruce Janssen (@Crusher92) November 18, 2019
What happened to their old slogan, “COCAINE. WHO NOSE?”
— 43rd State Blues (@43SBdotcom) November 18, 2019
A) it’s an extremely effective anti-tourism ad. B) how on earth does something like this ever find its way into the light of day? Not one person spoke up and said, “this is NOT the direction we want to go?”
— Craft Me a Runner (@CraftMeaRunner) November 18, 2019
Was “Heroin. Give it a shot.” already taken?
— Nobody is illegal: no more dead migrant children (@chefesque) November 18, 2019
Russia likely listened to Trump when he used unsecured phone to call Giuliani: security officials
Russia likely learned of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings months before they were exposed by a whistleblower report, because he used unsecured phone lines to speak with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, current and former officials told The Washington Post.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Phone records released in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report this week showed that Giuliani made multiple calls to a blocked number listed as “-1.” Though Trump is not identified by name in the records, investigators believe the number belongs to Trump, and administration officials confirmed that Trump spoke with Giuliani on unsecured lines.
‘It’s only $4.99 per month’: Trump urges supporters to sign up for network that went to Ukraine with Giuliani
President Donald Trump on Friday night urged his 67 million Twitter followers to pay for a monthly subscription to watch Facebook video from a far-right Fox News competitor.
Shortly after 10 p.m. eastern, the commander-in-chief retweeted a solicitation from the One America News network.
[caption id="attachment_1569174" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screengrab of President Donald Trump's retweet of a One America News solicitation.[/caption]
Maddow destroys ‘bad faith’ complaints about impeachment from Republican Trump supporters
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday blasted "bad faith" arguments from Republicans about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Maddow recounted the process complaints by Republicans -- each of which has disappeared.
"After going through all of that, they now have unveiled a new objection as to why President Trump cannot actually be subject to this impeachment proceeding, a new noble stand they're taking for fairness and the American way -- they have rolled it out with our friends at the Fox News channel," Maddow said.
She played a clip of former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on Fox News.