GOP's Lauren Boebert ripped for mocking Afghans killed trying to flee on U.S. plane

There has been a rush of Republican critiques and complaints about the Biden administration's execution of the U.S.'s withdrawal from the nation after nearly 20 years of fighting. But no reaction appears to have gone as low as that from freshman Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado who joked about Afghans filmed falling off a U.S. military plane to their deaths on Monday.

"At least they won't have to read 'mean tweets,'" the congresswoman tweeted on Monday. Boebert's tweet was accompanied by a video of hundreds of Afghan men swarming a U.S. military plane as it takes off. Several men quickly fell off the plane. Their deaths were filmed.



Needless to say, many people did not find Boebert's so-called joke funny:



We all know the trope that Republicans don't have backbones, but it is even funnier when they are caught flagrantly, without abandon, losing their "morals" for a brief moment before falling back to Earth, as was the case with another Boebert tweet.


One Twitter user was quick to catch Boebert's change in opinion from a tweet of her's he pulled from last February.


Boebert's extremist opinions only continued on Monday:


Tiny Lyanna Mormont 'did not refuse the call' in Game of Thrones' 'Battle of Winterfell'

Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" episode 3, season 8. You've been warned! Stop reading now if you don't want to know.
The long-awaited Battle of Winterfell, in which the living fought the dead, happened Sunday night and it was nothing short of iconic. If you're not caught up and for some strange reason still on the Internet, stop reading immediately, because major spoilers lie ahead.

Of course, everyone is talking about the brilliance of Arya Stark, who single-handedly killed the Night King and thus incinerated the White Walkers and the Army of the Dead, including all of the Northerners who were revived by him after falling in battle. But we would be remiss if we did not take adequate time and space to honor the extreme bravery of Lady Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) of Bear Island.

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Pence speech sparks Evangelical uproar: 'Deeply at odds with following Christ'

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What the hell is going on between Kellyanne and George Conway? The end game may not be what you think

I had been convinced that there was no odder couple than my parents, who've long been separated and whose personalities and livelihoods could not be more divergent, until conservative lawyer turned chronic President Trump critic George Conway began to gain popularity for his fervent and relentless Trump takedowns, on social media and in op-eds, despite the fact that he is married to Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump's closest aides.

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'Be stupid': Here are the 8 most outrageous details in the college admission cheating investigation

It became clear almost instantly that the college admissions scam, also known as Operation Varsity Blues, went beyond the usual tactics rich people rely on to get their unqualified children into top schools. These weren't cases of legacy admission — a scam in itself — and as Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said, "We're not talking about donating a building so that a school is more likely to take your son or daughter. . . We're talking about deception and fraud."

Federal prosecutors charged 50 people in the "largest college admissions scam" that the Department of Justice has ever uncovered, among them, actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, as well as dozens of other wealthy parents, multiple ACT/SAT administrators, nine athletic coaches and several others. The "large-scale, elaborate fraud" focused on admission into elite schools like Yale, USC, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Texas, and UCLA, according to the FBI.

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow a human after all?

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This very normal egg is now famous on Instagram. But why?

Kylie Jenner's birth announcement, an endearing photo of her newborn baby's fingers wrapped around her perfectly-manicured thumb, was the most-liked post on Instagram ever. That is, until it got dethroned by an egg.

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'Game of Thrones' is coming -- breaking down the 5-second teaser of the final season

The Golden Globes may have aired last night, but for "Game of Thrones" fans, the big news was a brand new first look from HBO featuring a whopping five-second teaser of season 8. Only HBO would determine that during a major award show would be an ideal time to release anything of importance, but The Thrones often conjures a drop-everything-this-is-not-a-drill type of energy and social media filled fast with utter excitement. Believe it or not, even with only five seconds of content, there is a lot to discuss.

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Here is the sad truth about millennials 'killing off' marriage and parenthood

Instead of waiting for the next Wall Street Journal article to drop featuring "experts" from some random industry discussing what millennials have killed now, let's predict what's next. My guess: Millennials will kill weddings and becoming parents.

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Here are 10 women who wouldn't be silenced in 2018

It's been 26 years since the so-called "Year of the Woman," when a record number of women were elected to Congress in 1992. Four senators and 24 representatives were sent to Capitol Hill, following contentious Supreme Court hearings for then-nominee Clarence Thomas, who was accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment.

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Donald Trump can't forgive 'Saturday Night Live' for not loving him back

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Mike Pence: The silliest person in the room

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GOP candidate for Senate admits 'terrible error' after featuring a swastika in his first campaign ad

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Conservative outrage backfires as Nike stock closes at an all-time high after Colin Kaepernick ad

Nike's decision to tap ousted NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick for the company's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, resulted in promised boycotts of the brand and consumers burning their Nike shoes or cutting off the Nike logo in viral photos and videos on social media. It was the latest iteration in the ongoing debates over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, a tactic Kaepernick started two years ago and was allegedly blackballed from the NFL because of it.

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