Australia, there may be hope for you yet.
In a story quickly going viral, a Labor senator named Katy Gallagher accused fellow Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield of “mansplaining” during a proceeding after a particularly lengthy explanation of government processes. Initially confused by the unfamiliar term, the Senator quickly exploded into a righteous rant that, in the politest possible way, shut down the accusation completely.
I present it here in admiration of your manly glory, Senator Fifield.
Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden shared a letter she said Minnesota Sen. Al Franken sent her today after she accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.
Tweeden read the letter on ABC’s “The View,” where she was a guest:
“It says, ‘Dear Leeann, I want to apologize to you personally. I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture. But that doesn't matter. There's no excuse. I understand why you can feel violated by that photo. I remember that rehearsal differently. But what's important is the impact on you and you felt violated by my actions, and for that I apologize. I have tremendous respect for your work for the USO. And I am ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you. I am so sorry. Sincerely Al Franken.'”
According to Tweeden, Franken also asked to meet with her personally.
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday night about Tweeden's allegations.
"This whole last 24 hours of my life have been overwhelming and surreal and then to have the president of the United States tweeting about you and this picture is just -- I almost don't even know what to say," Tweeden said in response to Trump's tweet.
A video shows how the quarrel escalates in a residential building in Basel: Ten hooded persons forcibly gain access to an apartment, handcuffing and gagging the family of five living in it. The children are very small, walk partly naked through the apartment and scream scared. The camera that records the whole thing goes unnoticed.
The intruders are, according to Tele Basel Linksautonomes, the incident took place on March 20, 2016. According to the report, the woman and the man who live in the flat are a Russian artist couple who have performed state-critical performances in their homeland.
They had co-founded the artist collective Woina (Russian for war) and have since been politically persecuted. For this reason, the family had used an invitation from the Cabaret Voltaire and had fled to Switzerland.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday she plans to vote for Republican Roy Moore in the state’s Senate special election on December 12.
Speaking with reporters in Alabama, Ivey said she has “no reason to disbelieve” the women who have accused Moore of sexual abuse.
“I certainly have no reason to disbelieve any of them. The timing is a little curious, but at the same time, I have no reason to disbelieve them,” Ivey said.
Still, she said, she’ll vote for Moore.
“I will cast my ballot on December the 12, and I do believe that the nominee of the party is the one I’ll vote for,” Ivey said.
So, the hypocrisy is a-flyin’.
On the one side, we’ve got the left – those halcyons of morality and decency, who are outraged, simply outraged! that multiple women have now alleged that Donald Trump kissed them against their will, groped them, or walked in on them unclad in the dressing room of his beauty pageants. They can’t believe! that Trump joked about dating a 10-year-old girl in ten more years, or laughed about wanting to kill one of his ex-wives. It’s just UNTHINKABLE!
Then, of course, they suggest that Bill Clinton is a saint who must never be questioned. Joy Behar of The View called Clinton’s alleged victims “tramps.” Whoopi Goldberg said that the Clinton accusers were “lucky” in their treatment at Hillary’s hands, because she should have revenged herself on them. One CNN panelist called Clinton’s long rap sheet of allegations a “conspiracy theory” and “f***ing ridiculous.”
On Monday Gloria Allred and her client Beverly Young Nelson accused Judge Roy Moore of attempted rape in 1977.
On Wednesday Allred refused to say the yearbook signature was not a forgery.
Moore’s attorney also called on the accuser to release the yearbook to determine if it is indeed the Judge’s signature inside on it.
“We demand you immediately release the yearbook to a neutral custodian so our expert can look at the actual document, release the yearbook so we can determine is it genuine or is it a fraud,” Jauregui told reporters in Birmingham, The Hill reported.
Just hours after CNN ran a fake story planning that slavery was still occurring in Libya, African and Muslim migrants took to the streets to protest, in the wrong country!
The streets of Paris were turned into a war zone after these protesters began hurling rocks, smashing stores, assaulting Parisians, and causing complete and utter chaos in the streets after a fake news story published by CNN claimed the slave trade was still going strong in Libya.
With the story left out is that the slave trade is solely controlled by the terrorist group ISIS. And has absolutely nothing to do with the French government whatsoever.
Needless to say, CNN has once again cause a riot to occur because of a fake news story.
This is reminiscent of the fake news story that calls numerous riots in the United States, such as the fake news story about Mike Brown", hands up don't shoot", or even the Freddie Gray debacle that nearly burned down most of Baltimore.
Throughout his unusual career, Bam Margera has taken all sorts of abuse to his head, arms, legs and testicles. But up until early Saturday morning (June 12), he had never been beaten with a bat wielded by a 59-year-old woman.
Margera, the skateboarder and breakout star of "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" on MTV, was assaulted early Saturday morning following a noise complaint at The Note, the bar that Margera owns in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Ray, who lives on the same block as the bar, attacked Margera with a bat at around 2 a.m. on Saturday.
She was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. She posted $10,000 bail shortly after her arrest.
Ray professed her innocence to the Philadelphia Daily News, claiming that Margera used racial slurs during their initial argument about the noise. "He called me the n-word," she said. "I'm innocent, and he's a jackass, just like his movies."
Margera's mother April (who audiences got to know well on "Viva La Bam") suggested that this wasn't the first time her son had an altercation with Ray. "She hit him over the head with a baseball bat, and she hit him while he was walking to his car," she said, though she was not actually a witness to the incident. "There was no fight. She's just crazy and gives him a hard time all the time."
A popular YouTuber, MyNameIsJosephine, absolutely eviscerated liberals attempts to label Conservatives racist simply because they disagree with them on a wide array of topics that have absolutely nothing to do with race whatsoever.
A Good Samaritan stepped in and forced a man off a New York Subway train after he launched into a sickening rant and punched a woman in the face because she said he was 'manspreading'.
Sam Saia, 37, said she had politely asked the man to move his legs while she was sitting on the N train on Thursday, when he erupted into a violent rage, and began swearing at her, threatening her and punched her in the mouth.
Thankfully, a fellow straphanger intervened and grabbed the attacker, forcing him off at the next stop.
But Saia says she lives in fear of seeing the suspect again, who has not yet been arrested.
'That b*****d is still out there,' she told The New York Post on Friday after her commute home.
'I'm afraid he might retaliate. But I'm not going to back down.'
Apple’s diversity chief is stepping down after only six months on the job — after causing an outcry by saying that being a minority or a woman are not the only criteria for diversity, according to reports.
Denise Young Smith, who was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, made controversial comments last month during a One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia.
“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” the inaugural diversity chief said.
“Diversity is the human experience,” she said, according to Quartz. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”
Fireworks erupted in a Senate committee hearing on tax reform when a Democrat accused the Republican chairman of writing the bill "for the rich."
Senate President Pro-Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) paused the hearing to criticize Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio for claiming he was intentionally trying to hurt the middle class.
"I really resent anybody saying that I'm just doing this for the rich. Give me a break," Hatch boomed.
"You guys overplay that all the time and it's getting old," he said.
"Wait a minute, I'm not through," Hatch said as Brown attempted to interrupt him to give a response.
"I come from the lower-middle-class originally so don't spew that stuff on me," Hatch said.
On Saturday, Australian rock back AC/DC said on their Facebook page, that member and founder, Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64, suffering from dementia for several years.
Malcolm Young was a songwriter, backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, a hard rock and heavy metal band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
In the post the band said, “Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band."
When a drunk beat up a stranger on a Bronx subway train in front of the victim’s three small children, fellow straphangers sprang into action, kicking him until cops arrived, police sources said Friday.
Ramel Jefferson went berserk on a Manhattan-bound No. 6 train near the Hunts Point Ave. station about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, and menaced a 29-year-old stranger with a bottle for no reason, sources said.
As the victim’s 8-year-old son and two daughters, just 1 and 4, watched in horror, as he socked the woman in the face and dragged her by her hair. He shoved her into a pole and a bench, sources said.
Shocked straphangers stepped in, pulled him away from the mom and threw him to the ground, where they kicking and punching him while he was down, authorities said.
Cops arrived moments later. Cell phone video posted online by a passenger shows Jefferson, 58, struggled with police trying to arrest him. He was drunk and taken to Lincoln Hospital for a swollen lip, police said.
A shock photo appears to show a man walking around the 'moon' without a space suit during the US's Apollo 17 mission - adding more fuel to the conspiracy that the whole thing was faked.
America has always claimed they put the first men on Earth's satellite planet when NASA beamed live video footage of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin supposedly taking their first steps there 48 years ago.
Doubters have always insisted that first mission was faked so the US could claim victory in the Space Race over Russia at the height of the Cold War.
Now fresh images have emerged that suggest that the sixth and final mission - Apollo 17 - some three years later was also faked.
A man from West Africa said he lost more than $190,000 he was planning to use to open a restaurant when muggers attacked him in a New York City apartment stairwell. Abdul Bah, 46, told News 4 New York he was leaving the walk-up in Claremont Village in the Bronx on Nov. 7 with a bag full of cash when the two muggers struck.
He did his best to hold onto the money -- which he sold his property in his home country of Guinea to get -- but couldn't hold on. "Without the money, it's going to be hard to pay everything for the restaurant," he said.
Surveillance footage from the attack shows one of the two attackers passing the man as if he were going up the stairs as the other hangs back at the bottom of the landing.
Then, one of the men yanks Bah's arm and pulls him up the stairs.
A mother-of-four was brutally murdered by her husband after she continued to see a friend he forbade her from visiting, a court has heard.
Sinead Wooding, 26, was found dead in woodland in Leeds earlier this year. Her husband, Akshar Ali, is on trial for her murder.
A court heard this week how Ms Wooding had converted to the Muslim faith before meeting Ali, who she married in an Islamic ceremony in February 2015.
But the couple had a 'volatile' relationship and Ali ordered her not to visit family members and a female friend, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Ali, 27, and his friend Yasmin Ahmed are on trial for murdering Ms Wooding in a knife and hammer attack. The victim's mother-in-law and brother-in-law are accused of helping to dispose of her body.
The photo is clear: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is touching the chest of journalist Leeann Tweeden while Tweeden slept on the plane ride home from a USO tour in 2006.
Franken, a comedian at the time, has said he “intended to be funny but wasn't” and added that “it's obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture.”
Nevertheless, many news outlets have cautiously reported the act preserved on camera as an accusation, informing audiences that Tweeden alleges or says Franken groped her.
A confidential informant to the FBI in an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in an Obama administration-era uranium company deal was identified on Thursday as a former lobbyist for a Russian company.
The lobbyist, William Campbell, told Reuters he is the informant who will testify before Congress about the 2010 sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with uranium assets in the U.S., to the Russian state-owned nuclear giant Rosatom. Campbell provided information and documents to the FBI while undercover inside a U.S. unit of Rosatom in Maryland.
Senate Republicans who launched the investigation into Clinton’s role in the deal had kept the informant’s name secret, and his lawyer had declined to reveal his identity.
A car crash at the Nürburgring this past weekend during an open track day left two dead and three others injured.
A red 1990s Honda Civic that had the fatal wreck, crashed into the scene of another accident that a safety crew was already attending to on the track. The incident occurred on the Kesselchen section of the track, reports Czech outlet Autoforum.cz. The track was wet, and thanks to the first crash, the area of the track was also marked with yellow warning flags.
Archaeologist recently excavated three 2,000-year-old luxury baths in northwest China's city of Xi'an. The baths could be the earliest complete bath facilities discovered in China.
Judge Roy Moore (R-Ala.) steadfastly maintained his innocence during a press conference in Birmingham.
Moore accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of trying to "steal" the Alabama special election.
He said McConnell helped dump millions of dollars into defeating him in the Republican primary, where Moore bested the McConnell-endorsed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).
"Mitch McConnell needs to step down," he said. "Mitch McConnell and his cronies are trying to steal this election from the people of Alabama."
Moore ripped the Washington Post for what he called their series of unsubstantiated allegations against him.
Saying that he will continue to "take a stand" for God, the Constitution and moral values, Moore said "I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground."
He said McConnell and the D.C. establishment is afraid of the prospect of a Sen. Moore, who would bring "moral value back in the country."
"Without God we would never succeed," he said, adding that he is a uniter, but not the type he envisioned.
Moore said he successfully united both the Republican and Democratic Parties against him.
Officers said a man tried to pull over another driver with his police lights. However, he’s not a cop.
Last month, an officer in an unmarked unit spotted a tow truck near I-25 and San Antonio “with red and blue flashing overhead lights.” According to the criminal complaint, the driver of the tow-truck was 33-year-old Gilbert Chavez.
The officer said Chavez “appeared to be in pursuit” of a silver sedan. He stated the two vehicles blew through a few red lights.
The officer, in an unmarked unit, followed both vehicles from a distance, but eventually lost sight of the sedan.
Officers finally caught up with Chavez near Eubank Boulevard. According to the complaint, Chavez took it upon himself to pull over and get out of the truck.
Lapel video shows Chavez refusing to follow the officer’s commands to keep his hands out of his pockets and in the air.
Officers finally got Chavez in cuffs, but discovered he wasn’t alone. He claimed the woman on the passenger side of the truck was his wife.
He also claimed to be a repo-man on the clock.
“I’m not trying to do nothing. I’m working, God,” he said.
Drone footage of towns on the western outskirts of Athens has shown the extent of the damage caused by Wednesday's flash floods in Greece that authorities say have killed 16 people.
FROM INSIDE EDITION - Surveillance video shows the moment a pickup truck slammed into the side of the school bus with the driver and three middle school children on board. That's when the truck reportedly caught fire and driver, Shuronda Richardson, knew she had to act. She is being hailed a hero for leading her passengers to safety.
One of the 10 most obese people in the world has been cut from her home and airlifted to hospital in a desperate bid to save her life.
Isabella Amaral is just 30 years old, but weighs 77 stone - about 490kg.
She cannot move or walk, and had to be taken from her home in her bed, before being transported in the back of a lorry, and then airlifted to the Provincial Hospital of Rosario in her home town in Argentina.
Workers cut a hole in the wall of her bedroom before she was removed.
Isabella will undergo a gastric bypass, which will restrict the amount of food her stomach can hold.
This is the chilling moment 'Russia's Jack the Ripper' showed detectives how he allegedly murdered one of his victims.
Evgeny Chuplinsky, 52, will stand trial next year for killing 19 women - all aged between 18 and 31.
Using a mannequin, the handcuffed former policeman showed how he strangled and butchered one young sex worker before dumping her body in a field.
He later retracted his confession to the killings and is it now expected to plead not guilty to the crimes.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was filmed forcing a young girl to touch his crotch during a ceremonial Senate swearing-in session at the Capitol on January 6, 2015. The video by C-SPAN shows the startled girl recoiling in shock at what she was forced to feel. One observer describes the act by Biden as a “double-tap on his (manhood).”
A 2000 Comedy Central Roast of director Rob Reiner featured Franken making baby rape jokes about Reiner. “On a typical night, Carl [Reiner] would slip into Rob’s bed, roll him over, swab him down and say something like, ‘I’m thinking about hiring Morey Amsterdam to play Buddy Sorrell, what do you think?'” Franken said as Reiner blurted out, “Oh, Jesus.”
“Well, the success of The Dick Van Dyke Show changed things dramatically, Carl started inviting many of his famous friends to fuck his son,” Franken continued. “That list includes some of the greats in comedy: Paul Lynde, Dom DeLuise, Rip Taylor, Danny Kaye, Charles Nelson Reilly and Rock Hudson – whom, I frankly don’t think is that funny.”
“Thank you for doing so much to make sure another kid doesn’t end up like you,” Franken snarked.
What happened to believing women when they speak out against powerful male accusers? On Thursday, evidence broke of a 2006 incident in which Democrat Al Franken groped and forcibly kissed TV and radio personality Leeaan Tweeden. Photographic proof backs up her claim.
Yet, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt described the now-Senator's predatory behavior this way: “[Franken] took a picture, which his office now says was of a joke, that showed him potentially — not actually groping — but mock-groping her while she was asleep.”
In the noon hour, Hunt repeated her mild description. This time, she didn't cite the Franken staff and made it her own: “Then she also published a picture that was given to her of her asleep with Senator Franken mock-groping her.” This isn’t how Tweeden described the unwanted attention. She didn’t offer qualifiers such as “mock-groping” or “not actually groping”
It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one:
I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.
I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.
How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?
The former manager of the Gadsden Mall in Alabama, Barnes Boyle, has denied ever banning GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore from the shopping center because he harassed teenage girls.
Boyle, who managed the center from 1981 to 1996 and plans to vote for Moore in next month's election, said he would have documented any such incident and does not believe the mall has the paperwork to prove any such ban took place.
"We did have written reports and things. But to my knowledge, he was not banned from the mall," Boyle told WBRC in Birmingham, Ala.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we will permit an independent examiner of the writing…We will allow all of this to be asked and answered at the hearing,” Allred said.
“But that’s not a flat denial, Gloria,” Blitzer said.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we’re not denying, we’re not admitting, we’re not addressing,” Allred said. “We will not be distracted.”
Blitzer asked why Allred needed a Senate hearing and would not just permit an independent handwriting expert to take a look.
“Well, uh, all I can say is we want it done in a professional setting to the extent possible, that’s the only setting in which people can testify under oath,” Allred said.