The times they are a-changin’, but the music of Bob Dylan remains a constant. The pioneering Rock & Roll Hall of Famer celebrates his 80th birthday Monday, and fans are commemorating the momentous milestone with events throughout the world. At the center of the festivities is Duluth, Minnesota, where Dylan was born in 1941. Monday marks the third day of the 11th annual Duluth Dylan Fest, which aims to entertain admirers of the acclaimed singer-songwriter with performances by local artists and tribute bands. Monday’s schedule at the virtual and in-person festival includes a free front porch bir...
CNN's Chris Hayes had harsh words on Monday for a Florida Republican who is refusing to get vaccinated despite the surge of coronavirus in his state.
Florida and Arkansas are the two states in America that have "high" levels of community transmission in every single county as the Delta variant spreads, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) about the politics of vaccination.
Cuomo argued, "part of the reason that you're seeing what you're seeing in Florida is because the vaccine hesitancy and an aspect of vaccine hesitancy is politics, especially in your state."
"Do you feel responsible for spreading a message where 'I'm not going to take it because I don't care what Biden wants'?" he asked.
"Well, the first thing is my message was never about Joe Biden," Donald's replied. "My message is about me and my own personal health."
"I already had COVID-19 once. I'm 42 years old in very good health and I get check ups and do those things," he said. "That is a personal decision for myself. Members of my family, my wife and three kids all had COVID, they're not getting vaccinated, they are all healthy."
"Freedom isn't just defined as the bold and ability to be strong and wrong. it is about doing the right thing, the best thing," Cuomo said.
Donalds noted a member of Congress had caught coronavirus after being vaccinated and is now fine.
"Because he was vaccinated, Byron. You just made my point!" Cuomo said.
Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz was blasted as "weird and creepy" and "a literal pedophile" in TiKToK videos posted by Roxanne Luckey, the Florida Republican's future sister-in-law, The Daily Beast reports.
The maker of the videos is the sister Gaetz fiancée Ginger Luckey.
In the first video, she referred to him as a "literal pedophile," but clarified in a second video the correct term may be "phebophilia."
She said it was "weird and creepy" Gaetz tried set her up with a man in her forties when she was only 19-years-old. When she confronted Gaetz, he said his response was "1000% gaslighting."
"I saw the character and type of person he is, and when everything came out about him, I honestly, unfortunately, was not surprised," she explained. "As someone who has personally experienced a ton of creepy old politician men hitting on me when I was underage, and experiencing sexual assault at that age by people of power, it's very disheartening and I have zero tolerance of people like [Gaetz]."
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But on the far-right cable network Newsmax on Monday, the loss of the U.S. Men's Basketball Team to France was a cause for hilarity from host Grant Stinchfield, conservative commentator and former NRATV host. Why? Because in his reckoning, it validates the right's complaints that "cancel culture" and liberalism have made America too soft.
"It's not often that I'm happy a USA team loses in the Olympics," said Stinchfield. "I found myself rooting against not just Megan Rapinoe and her merry band of America-hating female soccer players, they lost one game in the last few days. But I took pleasure in the men's basketball Team USA's first team loss since 2004 ... the collection of whiny, overpaid social justice warriors are very hard to root for."
Later in the segment, guest Alice Clark of Turning Point USA took things even further and suggested that the loss of Team USA to France is karma for Hollywood moving to cut Looney Tune skunk Pepe Le Pew from the new Space Jam movie, over concerns about his nonconsensual pursuit of women.
"Remember how the Woke Left wanted to cancel Pepe Le Pew a few months ago? I think this was revenge for Pepe Le Pew!" said Clark, to which Stinchfield laughed and replied, "It could be, because they stunk up the court, that's for sure!"
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