“American Idol” finalist Caleb Kennedy is leaving the show after video surfaced that showed him sitting next to a friend who was wearing a white Ku Klux Klan-style hood. The 16-year-old country singer and Roebuck, South Carolina, native was one of the final five contestants on the ABC show. “There was a video that surfaced on the internet and it displayed actions that were not meant to be taken in that way. I was younger and did not think about the actions, but that’s not an excuse,” Kennedy said in a statement. “I wanna say sorry to all my fans and everyone who I have let down.” The three-sec...
Trump-loving lawyer Lin Wood laments his children won't talk to him anymore — but he'll still fight for Trump
One of President Donald Trump's former legal pals took to social media Sunday to lament that for the second year in a row, his children won't speak to him on Father's Day.
This year, however, he promised that it doesn't matter because he's still dedicating his life to God, by being loyal to Trump.
"I will reverse roles and give them a gift which in time, they will cherish for the rest of their lives," Wood wrote. "My gift to them is my renewed commitment to fight the enemies of freedom so that my children and their children and generations of children to come, (sic) will breathe the fresh air of liberty."
He pledged that he would never quit his fight. "I only surrender to God," he continued. "'Insignificant' will not be on my tombstone."
Given the attacks from his foes and even from fellow Republicans, Wood certainly won't be forgotten, but he might be remembered in a way he wouldn't appreciate.
"One man CAN make a difference," Wood promised. "And every man should try. I know millions of Patriot (sic) fathers share my feelings and will give this same gift to their children today."
Wood maintains that Trump will rise to power in August and supports the idea of a military backchannel that Trump has to control the American Armed Forces. Neither is true. Wood is also being investigated for mental fitness by the Georgia State Bar Association.
See the post below:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was lambasted today for stealing the idea he just trotted out to build a Trump-style Texas wall at the Mexican border.
The man doing the accusing is former state Sen. Don Huffines, who has already set up a campaign to challenge Abbott from the right in the 2022 Texas GOP primary for governor. Huffines attacked Abbott on Inside Texas Politics, a long-running show on WFAA-TV in Dallas.
Huffines described the border situation as an "invasion" and vowed to stand up to the federal government. Here's how the station reported it:
"Huffines said Abbott stole his campaign idea for a state-constructed wall.
"'Well, he certainly did. He really did. This is my idea to secure the… border is just resonating so well for Republican voters, because not only do we want to, I want to finish Trump's wall or build a Texas wall, but I'm going to do whatever is necessary to secure our border,' Huffines added.
"Huffines vowed to close all border crossings across the Rio Grande River if elected as Texas' next governor to force Mexico to address undocumented immigrants that are crossing into the United States.
"'There's 25 crossings over the river that Texas has. I'm going to close every single one of those in one day because I'm the actual Republican running, and I'm actually going to solve this problem once and for all,' Huffines (said).
"The candidate said he believes that by closing the crossings, the economic impact that would have would force Mexico to act.
"[I'm] going to close all the crossings down for all inbound commercial traffic from Mexico. We're going to make Mexico acquiesce economically to secure their side of the river and stop these cartels."
The station did weigh in with its own fact-checking:
"To be clear, though, the ports of entry are operated by the federal government, not the state. But attempting to suspend commercial traffic between the two countries would hurt Texas businesses, since Mexico is the state's largest trading partner, not to mention exacerbate the already strained supply chain."
If Texas Democrats are taking notes, Huffines laid into Abbott with some campaign-ad-worthy sound:
""Republicans are tired of being lied to. We're just tired of broken and empty promises. The border is just not secure. Our property taxes keep going up and up, we don't have confidence in our election," Huffines said. "Look, I can go on and on, but the bottom line is my opponent's a career politician and 31 years in office, he's interested in his career."
Huffines is presumably a long shot to upend Abbott, but as WFAA reports, his border-wall talk has gotten the governor's attention. That, it reports, is why Abbott made off with Huffine's idea.
"Abbott now has a head start with this issue. After receiving Trump's endorsement, Abbott invited the former president to tour the border with him later this month. The current governor's decision to seize on this idea the same week that Texans were again asked to conserve electricity also signifies his concern about a primary challenge from a fellow Republican."
'Can you be a normal human being just once?': Lauren Boebert buried over her 'pathetic' Father's Day tweets
While Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was able to pull off a simple "Happy Father's Day" tweet on Sunday morning, her right-wing extremist colleague, Rep. Lauren Boebert seemed more interested in trolling Twitter users and drawing attention to herself with a pair of offensive tweets.
The gun-toting lawmaker began with "Happy Father's Day to all the non-birthing people," before following with "Ladies, happy sandwich making day!" which implied to most critics that domesticity is all women have to offer.
Boebert tweet about making sandwiches ended up opening the gates for her critics to remind the restaurant owner about the time she served up sliders that led to reports of food poisoning.
You can see some responses to both tweets below:
@laurenboebert Qbert in your case it’s happy you knocked me up and I had to drop out of high school day!!— Gary McDougall (@Gary McDougall) 1624213511.0
@laurenboebert Boebert can’t comment without adding an element of cheap.— john vanada kelley (@john vanada kelley) 1624212430.0
@laurenboebert Can you be a normal human being just once?— MrStinkyBooG (@MrStinkyBooG) 1624212488.0
@benamckee @laurenboebert Lord. So many guys at her restaurant will get sick today.— Patrick H (@Patrick H) 1624215209.0
@laurenboebert You should make sandwiches that don’t poison anyone— Dr. Waid (@Dr. Waid) 1624212759.0
@laurenboebert Hard pass, trash. https://t.co/J1jOyF7X6c— GG - 💜💍🐶😷🦩🌴🥑🤓🥂 (@GG - 💜💍🐶😷🦩🌴🥑🤓🥂) 1624213928.0
@laurenboebert Dont fall for it, Jayson! https://t.co/egMSnJ4kqq— FrankMemes (@FrankMemes) 1624215440.0
@laurenboebert Because apparently sandwich making is the only way a woman can show appreciation to a man on Father'… https://t.co/tWeJU84AgH— PhilosoShy (@PhilosoShy) 1624217315.0
@laurenboebert Every time I ask myself how low can this woman go, she surprises me. And not in a good way.— Barjolo (@Barjolo) 1624212839.0
@TacosAndTaint @laurenboebert Do you expect anything less? 😂— Bryan Keith🏳️🌈 (@Bryan Keith🏳️🌈) 1624215891.0
@laurenboebert Why would ladies need to make sandwiches today? You’re so odd and so entrenched in the patriarchy.— Jason Marino (@Jason Marino) 1624213084.0
@laurenboebert Ladies and gentlemen, I present someone who is in charge of making decisions for hundreds of thousan… https://t.co/wb7OjuaScy— houseguest choice (@houseguest choice) 1624215761.0
@laurenboebert The fuck is wrong with you? Do you value yourself so little in your marriage? Granted, you're appare… https://t.co/3WwKG5e6TB— Blackironfitter (@Blackironfitter) 1624214637.0
@laurenboebert That's a very sexist remark! What's the matter with you ?— Love my Goldens (@Love my Goldens) 1624213168.0
@laurenboebert After being knocked up in the backseat of a Fiesta, then dropping out of high school, few knew that… https://t.co/7mInjv6ffT— @abunchofmalarkey (@@abunchofmalarkey) 1624213495.0
@laurenboebert Given Bobo’s history with sandwiches, I’m not sure this isn’t inciting violence. https://t.co/lAgBVGACe2— Carolyn from Maryland (@Carolyn from Maryland) 1624217020.0
@laurenboebert Seriously Coloradans... What were you thinking?— Jan202021 (@Jan202021) 1624217066.0
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