If the point of Star Trek: Picardwas to make you nostalgic for The Next Generation, Episode 7, "Nepenthe," is everything you've been waiting for. It's no secret that Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis were reprising their roles as Will Riker and Deanna Troi, but now that we've finally caught up with them, fans everywhere will be crying tears of joy"Nepenthe" is replete with loving allusions to The Next Generation.It also has one very obscure connection to Voyager and a huge tease for a major antagonist of Discovery.Here are 11 Easter Eggs from "Nepenthe" we can't stop thinking about. Spoilers a...
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Maddow reveals shocking ad asking voters if they're ok with 12-year-olds being forced to have a rapist's baby
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow revealed an ad that will go live on Tuesday in Wisconsin that addresses the Republican Party's war to force children to give birth, even if they've been raped.
In an ad narrated by Stockard Channing, voters are forced to face the reality of the Republican Party's extremist abortion laws. Wisconsin's gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels is so far to the right that an ad exposing him is necessary.
"It's quite something," Maddow said simply before the ad was revealed to the public for the first time.
"A 12-year-old girl can't legally drive a car," the voice says with a photo of a young woman on the screen. "At 12 she can't even vote. But if this little girl were tragically raped or a victim of incest and became pregnant radical Tim Michaels would force her to deliver the baby. He said it's quote, 'Not unreasonable' for the state government to mandate rape victims to give birth. Would it be unreasonable if Michaels was forcing this on you? Let him know, on Election Day."
The midterm election is five weeks from Tuesday.
See the video below:
Wisconsin ad against Tim Michaels www.youtube.com
New attack ad accuses Kevin McCarthy of using crime to scare voters while he ignores 'law and order'
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) teamed up together for an attack video against House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
Republicans have attempted to claim that crime is blowing up around the country and the murder rate is on the rise. The reality, the ad explains, is that McCarthy only cares about crime when it isn't committed by his allies.
The ad begins with the claim that Bakersfield, California, has a high crime rate and McCarthy hasn't done anything to solve the problem at the heart of his own district.
"Kevin, your district has been the murder capitol of California five years in a row," the narrator says. It then explains that McCarthy voted against $300 billion in funding for law enforcement that would have helped his district. It was a bipartisan bill, but McCarthy didn't even vote.
"If you really want to talk about crime, let's start with your own party," the narrator continues. "Because it sure seems like you and your MAGA pals are fine with certain crimes. Crimes like stealing top secret nuclear files, attacking the nation's Capitol, assaulting police officers, attempting to overthrow an election, not to mention the little things like tax and bank fraud."
The ad closes by saying that not only isn't McCarthy "anti-crime" the GOP isn't either.
"You and your fellow Republicans are just trying to scare voters, playing politics while leaving it to Democrats to actually work for the safety of Americans," the ad closes.
Watch it below:
\u201cYou can\u2019t be pro-cop and pro-coup. @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy and the MAGA extremists want to make the election about \u201claw & order\u201d because they think Democrats won\u2019t push back in their gaslighting.\n\nWell, think again, Kevin.\u201d— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell) 1664836995
Herschel Walker's son Christian took to Twitter after the story broke that the former NFL player paid for the abortion of an ex. Walker denies the claim, instead saying that it was a lie. The problem he faces, however, is that there are receipts for the procedure, a copy of the check Walker sent and a "get-well-soon" card.
Already Republicans that purport to be "pro-life" are dismissing Walker for paying for an abortion.
Conservative evangelical American radio host Erick Erickson called it "old news" and claimed that everyone already knew about this.
"I thought we all knew this. Also, Old news, and people do change over time," said Erickson.
"I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us," Christian Walker said. "You're not a 'family man' when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence."
Walker is alleged to have threatened his ex-wife with a knife and a gun.
"Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past. Every single one. He decided to give us the middle finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while simultaneously lying about it. I'm done," Walker's son continued.
Despite identifying as gay, Christian Walker said that he would support his father in his run for U.S. Senate in Georgia. That changed on Monday evening.
That was the more important piece of the story to Erickson as well.
"I'd largely thought Walker could pull this off despite his baggage," he tweeted. "I'll see what sort of response he mounts, but given text messages tonight, Georgia GOP'ers are praying for Dr. Oz to win. Walker hasn't mounted a good response to any attack, and this is brutal, probably a KO."
It wasn't the abortion story that has Georgia Republicans down in the dumps, he continued.
"It's Herschel Walker's son's Twitter thread that served as the admission against interest for Walker and it's all down hill (sic) from there," he said.
It prompted a lot of commentary from folks who hope the Republicans finally understand that they backed the wrong candidate.
Lawyers for Good Government vice-chair Adam Cohen said: "If this doesn’t get through to the GOP I don’t know what will. Herschel Walker’s son Who has jubilantly taunted liberals while supporting his father has become fed up with the lies And turned on his father-completely. A microcosm of today’s Republican Senate candidates."
Author and columnist Goldie Taylor, who until recently hailed from Georgia, said that the younger Walker has built a whole brand off of his father's run for the U.S. Senate, including a podcast.
"I promise you nobody would give a damn who he was if his father wasn't running for U.S. Senate," she noted. As a longtime communications strategist, she said that the thing that Walker should have done is "huddle with advisers, get a good night's sleep, and hold a presser refuting the charges in the morning with a fresh lawsuit in your hand. If you're going ot lie, be strategic ... and well dressed."
The implication is that Walker was neither.