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Notorious GOP dirty trickster and longtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone believes there is a portal to hell that is visible above the White House.
In April, Right Wing Watch reported, "“Elijah Streams” is a daily program produced by the Elijah List, a website with a mission to “'ind and publish the most credible prophetic words possible.' Generally, the content produced by both the website and the livestream program consists of wild conspiracy theories, often about how God is supposedly working to save the United States through modern-day 'prophets' and former President Donald Trump."
Stone appeared on the program to discuss Satin's entryway.
"Stone asserted that a friend had sent him photos showing a 'satanic portal' appearing over the White House after President Joe Biden took office, and so he reached out to conspiracy theorist and 'prophet' Robin Bullock to arrange an appearance on 'Elijah Streams' so he could share the startling news and photos," the site reported.
In the video clip, Stone says he is not joking about there being a satanic portal over the White House.
"I just thought I was a political warrior. But this is no longer a war in the political realm, and I do know how it comes out because I know how the Bible comes out. I don’t know exactly what the plan is, but I do know that closing this portal is crucial to victory. I want others to talk about it. I want others to see it. … This is not some practical joke. This isn’t some conspiracy theory. I’m absolutely convinced that this is demonic," Stone said. "It is a satanic portal. It is access to this Earth by those who are evil, and only by closing it will we be successful in saving this nation under God.”
In a Friday evening speech in South Carolina, Stone returned to the topic and demanded the satanic portal be closed by prayer.
“Yes, ladies and gentleman, there is a satanic portal above the White House, you can see it day and night," he claimed. "It exists, it is real, and it must be closed, and it will be closed by prayer."
Roger Stone in SC last night, \u201cThere is a satanic portal above the WH, you can see it day and night .. it must be closed, and it will be closed by prayer .. It popped up when Joe Biden became president, and it will be closed before he leaves.\u201dpic.twitter.com/APKjTKHXDA— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1652531889
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" covered the trial of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard with repeated jokes about the poop emoji in its opening skit.
"Good evening, I am Nicolle Wallace and you're watching MSNBC news because you have nowhere else to place your anger," Kate McKinnon said. "Tonight, political fallout from the recent January 6th subpoenas, updates on the Russian helicopter taken down by Ukraine plus a nationwide shortage of baby formula."
"But we start, of course, with the Johnny Depp Amber Heard cuckoo trial," she said. "I know it's not the most pertinent story of the moment, but with all of the problems in the world, isn't it nice to have a news story we can all collectively watch and say 'I'm glad it ain't me?'"
The skit then went to trial coverage, the judge frequently citing something being funny as judicial justification.
In a video played in court, staff for the couple discuss feces in the bed and how she cut off his finger.
"Okay. I think I've seen enough," the judge said. "This trial has given me a lot to consider. On one hand, I believe Mr. Depp's story, but on the other hand, your constant little smirk lets me know that this is not the first woman you've made so mad that she pooped in your bed."
"I'm just so glad this ain't me," the judge said.
Buffalo shooting came 8 months after NY newspaper warned of congresswoman's racist conspiracy theory
Saturday's mass shooting in New York occurred less than eight months after a local newspaper scolded a Republican congresswoman for pushing the "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory.
"A white 18-year-old wearing military gear and live-streaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday in what authorities described as 'racially motived violent extremism.' The gunman wore body armor and military-style clothing during the attack on mostly Black shoppers and workers at Tops Friendly Market," the Times Union reported Saturday.
The suspect was identified by the newspaper as Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York.
Prior to the shooting, the white 18-year-old reportedly posted a 106-page manifesto citing the "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory as motivation.
In September of 2021, the newspaper's editorial board wrote about the conspiracy theory.
"Back in 2017, white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Va., carrying torches and chanting, 'You will not replace us' and 'Jews will not replace us.' Decent Americans recoiled at the undeniable echo of Nazi Germany," began the editorial, which was illustrated with a photo of the notorious Charlottesville tiki torch march.
"That rhetoric has been resonating ever since in the right wing, repackaged lately in what’s known as 'replacement theory,' espoused by conservative media figures like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. And it has seeped into the mainstream political discourse in the Capital Region, where Rep. Elise Stefanik has adapted this despicable tactic for campaign ads," the editorial board wrote.
Stefanik, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, is the third-ranking Republican in Congress.
"Ms. Stefanik isn’t so brazen as to use the slogans themselves; rather, she couches the hate in alarmist anti-immigrant rhetoric that’s become standard fare for the party of Donald Trump. And she doesn’t quite attack immigrants directly; instead, she alleges that Democrats are looking to grant citizenship to undocumented immigrants in order to gain a permanent liberal majority, or, as she calls it, a 'permanent election insurrection.' Quite a choice of words, of course, considering that the country is still suffering the aftershocks of the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington by supporters of Mr. Trump who tried to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election," the newspaper wrote.
The editorial board wrote that Stefanik knew what she was doing was wrong.
"The Harvard-educated Ms. Stefanik surely knows the sordid history and context of this. The idea of stoking racial, ethnic, and religious tribalism among voters dates back to this country’s earliest days. At various times, politicians have warned that Catholics, Jews, or Muslims were out to change the “culture,” or that Irish, Italian, Asian or eastern European immigrants would take the jobs — to 'replace' white, Protestant Americans," the editorial board explained. "If there’s anything that needs replacing in this country — and in the Republican party — it’s the hateful rhetoric that Ms. Stefanik and far too many of her colleagues so shamelessly spew."
Stefanik did not mention racism in her statement on the shooting, but did mention National Police Week.
Stefanik is not the only Republican member of Congress with history on the issue.
Also in September of 2021, after the Anti-Defamation League called on the network to fire Tucker Carlson for pushing the racist conspiracy theory, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) declared the ADL "a racist organization" and claimed Carlson "is CORRECT about Replacement Theory as he explains what is happening to America."
Dear @EliseStefanik\n\nPlease tell New Yorkers if you are "saddened" about the Facebook ads **YOU BOUGHT** pushing 'great replacement theory' and claiming white people are intentionally being replaced by migrants.\n\nGuess you forgot to mention your hateful+racist ads in your tweet?https://twitter.com/EliseStefanik/status/1525569835194884098\u00a0\u2026— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow) 1652580326
Our nation is heartbroken about the tragic news of horrific loss of life in Buffalo.\n\nWe are\u00a0mourning for the entire community & loved ones.\n\u00a0\nDuring #NationalPoliceWeek, we must thank & honor our law enforcement & first responders who heroically face skyrocketing violent crimes.— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@Rep. Elise Stefanik) 1652570979
.@TuckerCarlson is CORRECT about Replacement Theory as he explains what is happening to America.\n\nThe ADL is a racist organization.https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/25/tucker-carlson-fox-news-anti-defamation-league?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1\u00a0\u2026— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1632588759