The Internet Demands the Armpit Hair of Social Justice for Imaginary Super Warrior Princess With Magic Lasso

While most people were obsessing over the Republicans making a hash of the Obamacare repeal, others were focused on more consequential matters, namely Wonder Woman’s armpit hair.

There’s a scene in the latest trailer for the upcoming movie that shows Wonder Woman with her arms raised above her head, revealing smoothly shaven pits. For some people this is a problem.

No, not THAT Joe Cunningham. (I believe he said he prefers a Wonder Woman with sideburns and a soul patch.)

Speaking of suspending disbelief, I think it’s important to note, that in the scene where Wonder Woman’s armpits are on full display, she is lifting a tank.

This is exactly my point. Thank you. She also stops bullets and has a magic lasso that compels people to tell the truth. Wrap anyone in that lasso and they will say, “She looks better without armpit hair,” even if they are currently making a public stink about its absence.

Why is everyone focused on just her armpits? If armpit hair would make her more authentic then what about her legs, her arms, her eyebrows? If you’re only going to demand hairy pits for social justice you’re a poser. Demand that she be sasquatched up from her unibrow all the way down to her hobbit feet. If she does not resemble Chaka from Land of the Lost, the patriarchy has won.

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Fox News’ Eric Bolling Still Pretending Trump Doesn’t Own AHCA as Much as Ryan

Ever the Trump sycophant, Fox News host Eric Bolling appeared desperate to deflect all responsibility from “Daddy” on to Congressional leadership.

Don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of blame to go around, but pretending this failure isn’t on Trump  as much as anyone else after the President repeatedly told America how “great” the plan was, is absurd.

He backed it. He put his weight behind it. He owns it.

One of the Fox News personalities who isn’t an acolyte in the cult of Trump nailed it earlier today.

Britt Hume is exactly right, Eric.

You’re ridiculous.

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President Trump Blames Lack of Democrat Support for Failure of AHCA

Democrats may be to blame for the health care system being a steaming pile of fail right now, but the demise of the flaccid attempt at tweaking Obamacare instead of just repealing it outright is all on the Speaker Ryan and President Trump.

President Trump disagrees.

Of course he does.

What seems like only minutes ago, Trump was blaming fellow Republicans and threatening to support primary opponents running against any Republican who didn’t go along with the AHCA.

The President told reporters a bunch of stuff he just made up right on the spot.

Trump told reporters Friday that he would be “open to it” if Democrats wanted to work on a bipartisan measure. He predicted the current law would soon collapse.

The president says he has a great relationship with the Republican Party and isn’t going to speak badly about GOP lawmakers. Still, he said he was a little surprised by the bill’s rejection from the conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus.

Trump also said he “never said repeal and replace it within 64 days,” though he repeatedly promised during the campaign to do it on Day One of his term.

For now. Because “unity” or something.

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Stuart Varney Goes Ballistic Over Republican ‘Disgrace’

Earlier this month Fox Business Channel host Stuart Varney seemed like he just wanted Republicans to just get the AHCA out of the way and move on to tax reform. I really got the impression that he didn’t even care what was in the bill and just wanted a deal made so they could get to what he thought was more important.

Now The Hill is reporting that Varney went ballistic at the news that the President has asked he house to pull the Obamacare reshuffle and rename bill.

“I personally believe at this moment in time the Republican Party is a disgrace,” Varney declared during an interview with Juan Williams, a Fox News and The Hill contributor. “I’m serious. I am serious.”

“We elected the Republicans who run the House, the Senate, and the White House and the very, very first thing that comes up on the legislative agenda they vote no, they’re split. They can’t do it. They can’t govern. I am really fit to be tied.”

It appears from that statement that Varney is primarily blaming the “no” votes rather than the authors of the bill. The inability to govern doesn’t come from the people who would vote “no” but rather from the party leadership’s bait and switch tactics. They promised to repeal Obamacare. For seven years they’ve promised it. They have even voted to do exactly that on multiple occasions.

Finally given a real chance to deliver the coup de grâce to Obamacare, they decided it was time to step back and rethink it.

“Peanut chucking” Democrats didn’t escape Varney’s wrath though.

Varney also took aim at Democrats for “chucking peanuts from the sidebar” in creating ObamaCare in the first place.

“I’m really disgusted at the Democrats as well,” said Varney. “You guys totally screwed up ObamaCare. Totally screwed up 15 percent of the American economy. Now all you’re doing is just chucking peanuts from the sidebar there, and making fun of the mess you have made.”

“This is what happens when the government gets involved in healthcare. Get out of it!”

And this whole fiasco happened because Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, despite seven years of GOP promises, tried their darnedest to keep government involved in health care.

 

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Naked Protestors Sacrifice Sheep at Gates of Auschwitz, No One Really Knows Why

When you plan a public demonstration your primary goal should be to present a clear message about your cause. If you wander into creepy, Dadaist performance art you’ve defeated your purpose, like these weirdos in Poland.

Police in Poland have detained at least 11 people after a naked demonstration at the Auschwitz museum, on the site of the former Nazi death camp.

The museum said “a group of people killed a sheep, undressed and chained themselves together”.

The incident took place beneath the main gate, which bears the infamous slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” [“Work Makes You Free”].

The motive behind the demonstration was unclear, officials said.

The protestors were mostly Polish but some were from Germany and Belarus.

The demonstrators could be charged with insulting a monument or symbolic place, which may result in a fine or a restriction of liberty, police said.

Local media reported that they used a drone to film the disturbance, and draped a white banner with the red text “love” over the gate.

Some Polish media say the action was a protest against the war in Ukraine, BBC Warsaw correspondent Adam Easton reports.

I’m not sure what the war in Ukraine has to do with naked people killing sheep at a Nazi death camp.

It sure seems to me that trying to boost your publicity by using Auschwitz as the location for your protest is really in poor taste, even if your protest is comprehensible.

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Senator Joe Manchin Warns Democrats Planning to Filibuster Gorsuch

“What goes around comes around.” That’s the message for Democrats from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). He also pinned the breakdown in Senate Decorum on former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday that he would not join a Democratic filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, arguing that the integrity of the Senate needs to be preserved.

Manchin, a conservative Democrat and key vote, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that Senate decorum needs to be preserved and that it started to fall apart in 2013 when then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid instituted the so-called nuclear option.

“That’s not what the Founding Fathers decided for this body. This body’s a very unique body, a very deliberate body, supposed to be the teapot cooling the tea off,” Manchin said.

Manchin’s cautionary message will probably fall on deaf ears. Chuck Schumer as the Democrat leader in the Senate appears to be following in the footsteps of his corrupt predecessor.

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VIDEO: This Navy Gun Is One of the Most Amazing Weapons Ever

The Phalanx is an amazingly badass piece of military technology. It’s an automated Gatling gun that fires 20mm rounds at a rate of 4,500 per minute. The Navy primarily uses it to defend ships from incoming missiles.

The Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) was developed as the last line of automated weapons defense (terminal defense or point defense) against anti-ship missiles (AShMs or ASMs) and attacking aircraft, including high-g and maneuvering sea-skimmers.

Here’s more video of a live fire test.

Footage shows loading the Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CIWS) “seewiz” and test firing from three different U.S. Navy ships – USS Underwood (FFG-36), USS Nimitz (CVN-68), and USS Antietam (CG-54). The CIWS is a radar guided 20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun autocannon used primarily for defence against anti-ship missiles. It is installed on all U.S. Navy surface combatant ships, and is capable of locking onto incoming missiles and firing 4,500 rounds per minute.

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Former Russian Politician Gunned Down in Kiev, Ukraine Calls it Russian State Terrorism

Denis Vorenenkov was a member of the Russian parliamentary body known as the Duma. Recently he and his wife had fled Russia for Ukraine after which he became highly critical of Russia and Vladimir Putin. Today he was shot in the head outside a hotel in Kiev.

A former Russian parliamentarian named Denis Voronenkov, who fled Russia last October and has criticized President Vladimir Putin’s government, was killed in Kiev on Thursday, in an apparent assassination that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is reportedly calling “state terrorism.”

Voronenkov, 45, had just left the Premier Palace hotel when he was shot twice in the head on a sidewalk along a busy street in Ukraine’s capital, according to the Kyiv Post. Citing police, the newspaper adds that both Voronenkov’s bodyguard and the attacker were wounded and in the hospital.

The killing has the “handwriting” of the Russian special services, Poroshenko said in a statement Thursday. According to a translation by Reuters, he said Voronenkov’s murder was “an act of state terrorism on the part of Russia, which he was forced to leave for political reasons.”

According to Radio Free Europe, Varonenkov recently described the situation in Russia like this:

Russia, Voronenkov chimes in, “has gone crazy. People are behaving in a pseudo-patriotic frenzy.”

He adds, quoting Maksakova on Russia’s elite: “The void left by the lack of professionalism has been replaced by loyalty to power.”

That sounds a little too familiar.

Varonenkov was also considered a witness in the case against former Ukraine president Yanukovych.

He was also considered a witness in Ukraine’s treason case against its former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in early 2014 amid mass protests calling for closer ties with the European Union. Yanukovych has been accused of ordering the use of violence to suppress the protests.

Dissident Russians assassinated in the streets of Europe. It seems like something from a Cold War era potboiler.

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City of Boston and Hospital Violated Teen Girl’s Human Rights, Hacker Who Fought for Her Faces 25 Years in Prison

When the story of Justina Pelletier’s experience at the hands of Boston Children’s Hospital came out a few years ago, it shocked and angered a lot of people across the nation. The hospital and medical professionals who in effect abducted Justina and kept her from her parents among other alleged tortures are being sued by the Pelletiers, but they’re facing no criminal prosecution. However, Marty Gottesfeld, the man who brought down the hospital’s online donation page to protest and call attention to Justina’s plight still faces up to 25 years behind bars for computer hacking.

If you don’t remember Justina Pelletier’s story, Streiff wrote about her case a few years ago here at RedState.

Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version. Justina had been diagnosed and was being treated for an obscure condition known as mitochondrial disease at Tufts Medical Center. Complications arose when she contracted influenza and she was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital. Doctors there rejected the Tufts diagnosis and decided that Justina was suffering from a psychiatric problem. Worse, doctors at Children’s blamed Justina’s parents for her condition and accused them of child abuse. Justina went from receiving medical care for her condition at Tufts to being locked in a psychiatric ward at Children’s for the better part of a year. She was taken from her parents because her new doctors rejected the diagnosis of her doctors from Tufts.

I’m told by a source close to the story that Justina, a Catholic, was prevented from attending Mass or even receiving Communion. She was only allowed to see her parents occasionally and then under the supervision of armed guards. A court placed her parents under a gag order, forbidding them from speaking out about what was going on. They eventually broke the gag order and that’s when they started to receive some outside help. Legal counsel for the Pelletiers said that Justina was denied even the rights Massachusetts affords to incarcerated criminals. Justina was left maimed and paralyzed by the ordeal.

At this point the case began to draw protest from all over. People feared that Justina was going to die locked up against her and her family’s will in the psych ward of a Harvard teaching hospital.

That is when Marty Gottesfeld decided to take some action. In protest of Justina’s treatment, Gottesfeld allegedly arranged a denial of service to the hospital’s online donation page and bring it down. He didn’t hack into any essential medical systems or maliciously use patient data. He simply took the donation portal offline hurting nothing but the hospital’s pocketbook.

Now just as an aside, I wrote earlier how several vandals tore up grass at a Trump golf course in California in protest of President Trump’s environmental policies. The Washington Post characterized the act of vandalism as a “daring act of defiance.” At least until they were shamed into changing their article. I think hacking a hospital’s donation page to call attention to their abuse of a young a girl qualifies more as a “daring act of defiance” than any molestation of a putting green.

According to the #FreeMartyG campaign, Gottesfeld is a human rights activist who is focused on fighting the institutional abuse of teens.

Human rights activist Martin Gottesfeld is a pre-trial inmate facing felony charges from Carmen Ortiz’s office under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The same office and act was relentlessly used against the Internet’s Own Boy, Aaron Swartz, until his death by suicide in 2013. Marty is facing allegations that he conspired with members of hacktivist group Anonymous to organise an online sit-in of Boston Children’s Hospital public website to stop the torture and save Justina Pelletier’s life.

Marty is passionate for his human rights work involving protecting youth from institutionalised abuse. A tireless advocate against the well documented atrocities of the “troubled teen industry” he was drawn to Justina Pelletier’s case.

Justina was an institutionally abused 15 year old Christian girl taken from her parents as a Ward of the State by Boston Children’s Hospital. Doctors at Boston Children’s felt her symptoms had psychological causes ignoring her primary doctors. Denied her pain and cardiac medications, she became paralyzed below the hips. Contact with her family was severely limited and she took to smuggling them notes hidden in art projects describing her suffering.

I’m no lawyer but I’m sure that bringing down someone’s website is against the law, just as violating a court gag order is, and just as locking a child away from her parents and denying her medical treatment SHOULD be.

The reason I’m writing this is not to gloss over any violations of the law. I’m writing this in order to argue that justice is not being served.

It is utter hypocrisy that prosecutors want to put a man behind bars for something he did trying to help save Justina Pelletier’s life, while doing nothing to the people who put her in danger in the first place. Boston Children’s Hospital and the Boston Department of Children and Families violated Justina’s human rights. They violated her parents human rights. Yet no one from Boston Children’s Hospital or the city government is even facing criminal investigation.

I’m not condoning criminal action of any kind here. Being a vigilante is not something I would recommend to anyone.

However, from what I have seen of this case, Marty Gottesfeld may have broken the law but he did so in order to prevent an even greater crime from occurring. Selectively prosecuting Gottesfeld while doing nothing to the Harvard institution that imprisoned Justine Pelletier or to the city government who abetted the violation of the Pelletier’s rights smacks of cronyism, corruption, and frankly, tyranny.

It doesn’t even come close to resembling justice.

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Lying Democrats Gather on Capitol Steps to Celebrate 7th Anniversary of Obamacare Disaster

Congressional Democrats and a few of their citizen props gathered on Capitol Hill to celebrate the seventh anniversary of their ruining the American health insurance system.

Joe Biden showed up to rally for the train wreck he once famously called a “big f*cking deal.” The former Vice President was reduced to dishonest left wing, boilerplate class-warfare rhetoric.

“When you cut to the chase, we’re talking about eliminating close to $1 trillion in benefits that go to people … and transferring all of that to the wealthy. That’s what this is all about,” Biden said before a cheering crowd in front of the Capitol on a blustery morning in Washington.

In the same place where hundreds of thousands of Americans had assembled multiple times to “kill the bill,” the Democrats stood together lying to television cameras and an empty National Mall about the great success of Obamacare. Naturally, there was no mention of the skyrocketing premiums or the bloated deductibles that have made health insurance effectively useless for many.

The Democrats futilely trying to save the law they built on lies and rammed through Congress with underhanded tactics should have been a moment to savor. The desperate Democrat dog and pony show would have been poetic justice. Yet conservatives are floating in limbo, wondering if the seven years of promising to repeal Obamacare was all just blowing smoke.

Governor Moonbeam Brown was in from California and with a spectacular lack of self awareness he had the audacity to attack Republicans for not reading their health care bill.

Joining the Democrats at the Capitol Wednesday was California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who warned that the Republicans’ “fake healthcare bill” would “devastate” the working class people benefitting from the Affordable Care Act and accusing Trump and the Republicans of pushing an ideology in lieu of a healthcare bill.

“It’s written by people who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,” Brown charged. “I know the people in Trump Tower haven’t read it.”

Remember when Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) openly mocked people for suggesting that before voting on it, Congress should actually read the 2000 page monstrosity the Democrats had hastily cobbled together?

Jerry Brown is either the king of trolls or he is a blithering idiot. I suspect the latter. Someone should knock his and Conyers’ head together like an angry Moe Howard. They are bigger stooges than Larry, Curly, or even Shemp ever were.

Nancy Pelosi invoked the founding fathers and how they desired for Americans to have a “healthier life.” Putting the healthcare industry that didn’t yet exist under the obese thumb of the federal government was part of the framers’ vision in whatever alternate universe Nancy lives, but remember, the 2nd Amendment only guarantees you the right to own a musket.

You can watch the circus of lies here if you can stomach it.

The saddest thing is how, with THAT as their opposition, the Republicans still can’t do anything to advance a truly conservative agenda.

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