By her own telling, Christine Finnigan was a wreck. She had stumbled after a decade of recovery from a Vicodin addiction, drinking and resuming her opioid use. Depressed and scarcely able to function, she lost her job and had to turn over guardianship of her granddaughter. In 2016, police caught her driving under the influence of alcohol, an offense that was only recently resolved with a guilty plea and a sentence of 30 days in the DuPage County Jail in suburban Chicago. But Finnigan, 53, who lives in Chicago, said things changed for her in 2019. That’s when doctors put her on methadone, a med...
'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
With New York City voters headed to the polls on Tuesday to pick a new mayor, CNN reports that Donald Trump will likely be keeping an eye on another race on the ballot that could hold a key to how bad his legal problems could grow.
Current Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. is already working in concert with New York Attorney General Leticia James investigating the former president and his Trump Org company, and Vance's successor is on the ballot.
According to a CNN opinion piece by Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan, whoever takes over for Vance will be given free rein to either ramp up the investigation or keep it running at its current pace.
"Whoever wins the election will be handed a caseload that will include, in all likelihood, the prosecution of the Trump Organization in what could be the most consequential legal case in our nation's modern history," they wrote before adding Vance has been looking at Trump and his family for two years now.
Writing, "The investigation seems to have reached a fever pitch, but Vance, who became the Manhattan DA in 2010, announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election. Many experts now believe he will venture into uncharted legal terrain and bring charges against either the former president or his organization (or both) before he leaves office," the authors added, "The stakes of Tuesday's primary couldn't be higher. In a city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 6-to-1, it is all but ensured the winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary election will go on to win the general election this fall"
That, they point out, is likely bad news in a city that has turned against the former New York City property developer.
"If Vance's office charges Trump, members of his family or other Trump Organization executives, the former president and his loyal followers will likely be on the offensive, taking to conservative media to attack the new DA's record and any perceived political motives. The future DA and case prosecutors could also face security concerns, given the potential ramifications this case could have on Trump and his political future," they explained. "If Vance's office doesn't bring charges before he leaves office, then it will be left to the incoming DA to make that call, and come January 2022, the new Manhattan DA will be drinking from the fire hose with no time to ease into the job -- which suggests that someone with high-level prosecutorial experience might be best positioned to succeed this time around."
The authors went on to suggest that whoever wins in the fall will be well aware their legacy will likely begin and end with how they handle the Trumps.
"It won't be a walk in Central Park. With crime on the rise, longstanding issues of law enforcement and race on people's minds, and a host of other issues that come with ensuring that justice is carried out in the most densely populated 23 square miles in America, the case against the Trump Organization will be far from the only item on the next DA's plate -- but it will certainly be the one for which he or she will best be remembered," they predicted.
You can read more about the Manhattan DA frontrunners here.
Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, the former daughter-in-law of Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg said she is sure the embattled executive is holding off flipping on Donald Trump as part of a Manhattan DA criminal investigation as a delaying tactic.
Using a report that a Manhattan grand jury is already hearing evidence presented against the former president over financial shenanigans within his company as a jumping-off point, Jennifer Weisselberg was asked about the status of the case and -- after refusing to say whether she has appeared before the grand jury -- explained why she thinks it is taking so long.
Stating her former father-in-law has "... always been blindly loyal to Donald," she added, "I also think it's about control. Allen is a control freak. I think once things start to get messy, and people are flipping or flopping, that scares him. So he's just going to stay due diligent and stay the course and keep going to work and hold out."
"You have to sort of try to wonder, be it that description you have given of him, but might he be trying to drag out this process?" host Witt asked. "Maybe with some sort of a hope for a change in political winds, hoping that this would blow over, or at least until [Manhattan DA] Cy Vance leaves office in December. The indication is Cy Vance presumably would file charges before he leaves office -- so you think he's trying to run out the clock?"
"Absolutely, good point, Alex," the MSNBC guest replied. "Absolutely. The same thing he's doing in my [civil] case. It's one of their litigation tactics. They talk about it endlessly in books, and he was given that advice; just wait for -- to outlitigate someone. To run the clock out, to find that new angle. Absolutely."
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