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May 2022

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7Elon Musk "comes out" as a Republican, because they are supposedly the party of "kindness and tolerance". This is while he's being investigated for sexual harassment, by the way.
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27Amusing gaffe from former Pres. George W. Bush denouncing, "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq — I mean of Ukraine."

April 2022

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15A prominent Bad Webcomics wiki editor and admin member goes full-sycophant over Stonetoss in a so-called review that's blatantly detached from reality.
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31Mark Steffen, a moronic Kansas state senator, sent a memorandum on official letterhead to about 250 hospitals, clinics and health facilities demanding on behalf of the state that doctors use ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The mass confusion this caused required a response by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts explaining that his memorandum carried no legal weight since the bill he was citing didn't even pass.
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20 Playwright David Mamet claimed on Fox News that “teachers are inclined, particularly men because men are predators, to pedophilia.”

March 2022

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48 Madison Cawthorn, congressman from North Carolina, parroting the worst bullshit from Trumpland, launched a pathetic attack on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and is now backpedaling.
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44 Matt Walsh has a meltdown over a furry protesting his rally at Georgia Tech.
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20 It's fine being a violent asshole online, just be sure to pick an approved target
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15 Twitter explains what a picture of a couple of tyres can tell us about Russian logistics

February 2022

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16England's national embarrassment, no not that one, the other one, no the other one, Yep, him. Can you guess what shite he's now saying on his platform, Yep, NATO and the EU are to blame for Russia invading the Ukraine. Masterful brown nosing from the ale swilling gobshite.
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32Mike Lindell, commenting on a kook fight with fellow conspiracy theorists Lin Wood and David Clements, says "God uses evil for good, all things for good. God uses all things for good, whether they are evil, whether they’re not, or whether they’re good."
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63"Ram Ranch", a homoerotic song about a gay cowboy brothel, is being used to troll and disrupt Canadian truckers participating in the "Freedom Convoy" protests.
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17Glenn Greenwald having a normal one.
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45“Girls will totally love you if you get into crypto”, says study by crypto trading platform
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29Typical “heartwarming” story under late-stage capitalism in the USA. NFTs are still a scam, and even if a scammer has a “heartwarming” backstory, they’re still a scammer.
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31WWF (the charity) does NFTs. Note that there is still no such thing as an “eco-friendly NFT”.
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29 The National Butterfly Center, in Texas, has closed indefinitely, due to threats from border wall activists, and lately QAnon believers, who accuse it of being involved in child trafficking.

January 2022

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53Jordan Peterson finds a new (stupid) reason to deny climate change: scientists can't predict the stock market , so why trust their predictions of climate?
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46Faux News attempts to highlight empty store shelves, as a result of Biden's policies, by showing a picture from an abandoned Fukushima, Japan store, taken in 2011, complete with Japanese language signs.
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22Associated PressWikipedia jumps on the NFT bandwagon. Note typical “eco-friendly NFT” greenwashing.
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16New York (com)Post disagrees with the new Manhattan DA's decision not to go tough on crime and goes on a psychotic rant about it.
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15"Brother" Shane Vaughn, batshit insane extremist Mississippi preacher, known for spouting right wing conspiracy theories, curses Black Lives Matter as demons from hell
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39Twitter permanently suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account due to repeated violations of its Covid-19 misinformation policy. Greene responded by saying, "Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth."

December 2021

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5 Politico fearmongers about the Biden administration finally making rent aid avaliable, as obviously they would relocate funds from rural areas to cities
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23Using a Telegram group as a sample space, Medea Benjamin concludes that the Cuban population does not want the end of the dictatorship.
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19This deranged conspiratorial transphobic bilge on the dangers of porn.
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41 Karlyn Borysenko, a PragerU associate who believes in reincarnation, claims Jewish people "choose" to die in the Holocaust and that Hitler went to Heaven
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23The rise and fall of the latest "miracle cure" - a $110 bag of mud.
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28Pastor's body lies at funeral home for 3 months, because his family are praying for his resurrection.
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23Surprising nobody, Richard Dawkins goes full TERF.

November 2021

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6Daily Express headlining at its finest as they call atmospheric and related changes the end of the world in unclear reporting on findings about which NASA said "the sky isn’t falling".
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18End times preacher Sharon Gilbert claimed an "alien" visited her in the form of her husband and asked to have sex with her. Then the alien claimed to be Xerxes, and then Jesus got involved, and then the alien turned out to be a reptile with a posse of gargoyles.
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31Don't trust the mainstream media — according to The Intercept, inflation is actually good for you.
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5Rose McGowan refuses to understand the motivations of corporate media.
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20Let's check and see how things are going for Milo Yiannopoulos now that he's "ex-gay" and Christian. Oh, he's hawking Catholic iconography on the Church Militant's YouTube shopping network? Well, obviously things are going great.
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16Disgraced former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn takes another stand against the Constitution he swore to defend: "If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God."
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10Joe Rogan bizarrely claims on his podcast that flexible enough to suck his own dick but refrains since he thinks he won't enjoy it.
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3Ann Coulter's racist whining over Build Back Better.
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31Neil Kumar's horrific platform for Arkansas’ 3rd district in the U.S. House.
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15GOP Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted an edited clip from Attack on Titan in which he kills Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and attacks president Biden.
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39Lesbian porn actress quoted by the BBC in an op-ed about trans issues goes apeshit in an online rant, calling trans women "vile, weak, disgusting, whiny, fake-victim masturbators", saying that trans women "are forcing you to pretend to believe that they are women to rape your minds and the minds of your children", and finishing with "if you left it up to me, I'd execute every last one of them personally."
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17Most people believe JFK died in Dallas 58 years ago. Some QAnon followers believe he instead changed career and joined a British blues band just starting to make a name for themselves.

October 2021

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14Katie Price: Uri Gellar may have 'cured' Harvey's blindness. File under 'Z-list celebrity believes utter bollocks'
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18A list of all the absurd and idiotic things Fox News contributors and hosts have said about vaccine mandates.
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14Steven Crowder mocked a local news reporter for having an "aggressively Asian face".
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32 Candace Owens says the US should invade Australia to "spread democracy"
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8 I don't want to say that my time in LessWrong's Machine Intelligence Research Institute was a cult. But if I thought Eliezer Yudkowsky was wrong about something, well, obviously I needed some debugging.
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30 The Federalist goes full Jim Jones on Covid: "For Christians, Dying From COVID (Or Anything Else) Is A Good Thing."
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10Gab being Gab
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19 American Stinker: It should be clear that the government has manipulated COVID to create perpetual fear, so we’ll hand it our liberty. In this giant battle between our government and the unvaccinated, I hope enough people will refuse to comply so that we can unite to stop this madness
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3 Politico's potential new owner will seek to implement a paywall, as well creating an enviroment of non-biased, non-partisan reporting by requiring the staff to support principles like a united Europe, Israel's right to exist and a free-market economy
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22Our old pal Steve King is back whining about the "Great replacement". UPDATE: So is Matt Gaetz, who also called the ADL "racist against white people".

September 2021

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33Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene presented a Scooby-Doo meme to the House of Representatives to make some dumb point about the Green New Deal being apparently communist.
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21Disgraced general Michael Flynn thinks the Deep State is planning to put COVID vaccine doses in salad dressing because of something he saw on the internet.
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32Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield loses his shit during his show after a US veteran of the Afghanistan War dared to mildly criticize Trump, first screaming "cut him off, cut him off!" and then going on a long pissy rant despite previously claiming the segment was low on time.
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33Rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted vaccine misinformation, specifically that her cousin's friend in Trinidad took the vaccine and apparently had his testicles swell up. Health officials in Trinidad had to refute the claim, and other interested parties noted that it was more likely caused by chlamydia. Boris Johnson also weighed in on the issue of Minaj and her cousin's friend's balls, and Minaj shot back while imitating his accent. This sparked another feud with Piers Morgan.
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12GOP Missouri state representative Tony Lovasco responded to the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue by saying that Abraham Lincoln was also "reprehensible" and deserved the same fate.
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17The Federalist commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by saying that the terrorist attacks were less of a problem than the "fascism of the Democratic Party under the Biden administration".
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20GreatAwakening.win calls Jews ¨satanic¨ and claims the Taliban are somehow good because everyone they are killing are apparently CIA-paid terrorists. Also the coup in Myanmar is somehow good too apparently.
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16Google Cuts Off Ad Money To Gateway Pundit, A Haven For Vaccine And Election Misinformation.
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17Proud Boys member who was in the January Capitol mob files a motion to have his ankle monitor removed, complaining that it beeps annoyingly and sometimes gets stuck on ladders when he's at work. Poor baby.
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21Are you worried about the negative impact Texas' restrictive new anti-abortion law will have on rape victims who were impregnated by their attacker? Don't be! Governor Abbot promises to "eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas" by "aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them".
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44Wingnut organization Texas Right to Life set up a website soliciting anonymous tips to help enforce the state's restrictive new abortion law, so trolls immediately started spamming the site with fake tips, Shrek porn, quotes from the Bee Movie, complaints about Governor Abbot's unwiped ass, and other nonsense.

August 2021

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31Pro-Trump "free speech" social media site GETTR flooded with Islamic terrorist propaganda.
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26Online multiplayer game Fortnite bizarrely decided to put together an exhibit commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech". Players quickly figured out that they could use emotes to throw tomatoes during the event or do the Gangnam Style dance next to the exhibit's segregated water fountains.
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13 There so much suffering on Earth, would extinction be so bad?
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50Business Insider tells the real human story of the pandemic: "I'm a landlord with 24 properties. We're suffering during Biden's eviction ban, and no one is helping."
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37During the takeover of Kabul, Senator Tom Cotton called on Biden to "destroy every Taliban fighter in the vicinity" of the city. Apparently the military was supposed to have accomplished this with fucking magic or something.
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36Concerning workers being paid little compared to unemployment benefits, Laura Ingraham says: "What if we just cut off the unemployment? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing." Her guest, entrepreneur and Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer, agrees and comes out with, "They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we are not causing people to be hungry to work...these benefits make no sense".
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31 You have heard about COVID "sceptics", now there are germ "sceptics" who don't believe viruses cause diseases.
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37From pillows to conspiracies: Mike Lindell's last ditch bullshit parade about election fraud is laughed at by everyone except for the far right conspiracy crowd, but is eroding trust in American democracy. Lindell also claims that God orchestrated Trump's removal from the White House so that the nation could see the "evil" of the election system.
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16Charlie Kirk says that people who are still in serious financial trouble because of the pandemic deserve to be evicted and tossed onto the street.
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27Candace Owens says, "women that don’t start families transform into angry, bitter, maladapted, shrieking sociopaths with their therapists on speed dial." No, Candace, it's probably just you.
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20Graham Linehan: "trans ideology" is bad because Chris Chan.
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23 GBNews strikes again (Fox News no longer has a monopoly on idiotic arseholes, it seems.) Well Educated half-wit Neil Oliver compares those who refuse to comply with current guidelines to those who fought in World War II (All those credentials and he's still a moron.)
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24Every last bit as dumb as it sounds: How to think like a Viking in the age of COVID

July 2021

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16 Flora Gill, daughter of former Tory MP Amber Rudd, suggests there should be "porn for children," emphasising consent and that choking doesn't need to be a thing.
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56 Trump-loving parents whine that their children are "cancelling" them and also that the Left™ is cultlike and worships Satan
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63 Amid the 2021 European floodsWikipedia the Mainland Chinese government published an article on how dictatorships are better than the "Western" democracy at handling crises. On the next day the Henan provinceWikipedia in Mainland China is also ravaged by a flood.
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20 Rolling Stone magazine has alleged that the paedophile financier Jeffery Epstein may have been an asset for the Israeli secret service.
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40You know all those mass graves of First Nations children being found at Christian residential schools in Canada? An editor from the American Conservative says, "They're good, actually."
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61Former MEP, Lord John Kilclooney, is outraged that the Spanish football team didn't sing along to their anthem, at the Euro2020 semi-finals. Hint: Spain's anthem doesn't have lyrics.
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34Fox News "pundit" Tucker Carlson calls for cameras to be placed in all US classrooms to ensure that teachers aren't teaching "critical race theory".
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4The Guardian suggests that you deal 'humanely' with fleas, cockroaches, ants, rats and mice without killing them.
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17 Former Tory MP, chick-lit author, and full-time nutjob, Louise MenschWikipedia, who was famously pranked into publishing fake news stories, is positively giddy that the recent mud volcano blast in the Caspian Sea is actually Joe Biden launching a cyber attack against Russia.
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29It gets better - GETTR was hacked on the the day of its official launch, with many high profile MAGA accounts targeted.
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46Team Trump's new Twitter clone "GETTR" was immediately flooded with anime porn, fake accounts, mockery, and pictures of topless old men[note 1].

June 2021

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75 The dumbest man in Congress asks if the Forest Service can alter the Moon's orbit, in order to fight climate change.
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31Julie Burchill has been fired from the Daily Telegraph after making racist remarks about the name of Harry & Meghan Sussex’s new daughter, Lilibet.
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51Milo Yiannopoulos says that as soon as he became "ex-gay", dogs stopped barking at him, which he believes is a sign from God.
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47Still at it: MyPillow Moron is certain that the Supreme Court will vote 9-0 "to pull this election down".
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35From the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire: the solution to "wokeness" is repealing the Civil Rights Act and ceasing all public school funding. And from later that day: Dr. Fauci should be sent to Abu Ghraib to be tortured.
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27Slate asks the important questions: is it racist to let your kids wear clothes gifted by Japanese friends?

May 2021

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58Laura Loomer and her grifter buddy are OUTRAGED that the communist-controlled Palm Beach County School Board OPPRESSIVELY FORCED them to WASH THEIR HANDS before entering! Good God, isn't touching people with poopy hands a fundamental American right?! What is this country coming to?!
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32Popular QAnon forum Great Awakening.win cites Kevin Alfred Strom's website National Vanguard as a credible source.
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24Terrible hatemongering transphobic (and occasionally pro-Scottish-independence) blog Wings Over Scotland has announced it is shutting down after deciding Nicola Sturgeon is worse than king Xerxes I, or something on those lines.
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67Kentucky Derby trainer claims his horse's win is being disqualified because of "cancel culture". Apparently failing a drug test is cancel culture now.
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32 Vice reports on an eating trend among some Paleo diet/rawfoodist fanatics called "high meat": meat left to rot for months in an uncontrolled manner that allegedly gives you a high if you eat it. WARNING: Tweets in article contain photos of decomposing meat. Do NOT click if you are sensitive to it, or have recently eaten. Still good? Ok. Here's the link.

April 2021

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62 The New York Post runs an article claiming a link between Covid vaccines and herpes, showing a picture of shingles, taken from a dermatology website.
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35 Unemployment insurance scapegoated for the inability of restaurants to rehire people.
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57Mike Lindell's "free speech" social media network will ban swear words and taking the Lord's name in vain. God damn!
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45Mystery animal sighting in a tree in Krakow, Poland caused temporary panic before authorities discovered that it was just a croissant.
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23Police in Columbus, Ohio in hot water for using a helicopter on taxpayer money to spell "CPD" in the sky in between responding to high-priority calls including a stabbing and an assault.
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32Mike Lindell lapses deeper and deeper into paranoia and insanity by hiring private investigators to find out why he's fallen out of favor with Fox News. He appears to believe that they're part of a bigger conspiracy to keep the truth about the 2020 election fraud suppressed.
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28US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) posts a birthday card for the US Air Power Reserve Command featuring the silhouette of Russian Su-34 jets.
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63The National Review says fuck it, the US should try to find ways to disenfranchise more people because Americans are too stupid to be trusted with democracy. Instead, the US should have fewer, but better voters, whatever that means.
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30According to Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, the real problem with the United States is that it's not incarcerating enough people.

March 2021

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69Idiot US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene calls the proposed vaccine passport concept "Biden's Mark of the Beast" and denounces it as "fascism, or communism, whatever you want to call it". Georgia truly sent their finest to Capitol Hill.
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40 Missing Twitter, the former guy has taken to crashing weddings to moan about his election loss.
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32 QAnon: Hillary Clinton did the Suez Canal boat
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38"Gun Girl" Kaitlin Bennett tries to promote how much she loves traditional gender roles by taking pictures of herself cooking for her husband but she only manages to demonstrate that she has no idea how to properly cut carrots.
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33Self-proclaimed "prophet" Robin Bullock thinks that Biden falling down some stairs on March 15 is a sign from God that Biden will soon meet the same fate as Julius Ceasar.
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27After Barack Obama spoke out against racism, Tucker Carlson derided him as a "racial arsonist" seeking to undermine the US out of "deep loathing".
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43A day after Steven Crowder did a freaking minstrel routine to mock black farmers ("Imma buy a plow, man. Barack Obama, I'm the president of plowing that ass!"), his co-hosts doubled down in his absence by by joking that Elliot Page's breasts will be auctioned off on eBay and claiming that Native Americans were too barbaric to advance as a society.
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22As the number of COVID cases and deaths dramatically rise in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has the nerve to claim that there is a "war" against him, rather than taking any responsibility whatsoever.
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53Elon Musk drops his old chief executive job title in favor of "Technoking of Tesla" in filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In probably related news, this came just days after a major Tesla investor sued him for issuing false financial statements.
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61Tucker Carlson goes on a tirade against women in the US military about how they supposedly make a mockery of the military, earning a direct rebuke from the Pentagon and senior military officials. 'Lil Cucker, it should be noted, has never served and is more potato than man.
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26Tim Pool kidnapped a cat as part of a business dispute.
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38Pro-life Texas legislator introduces bill imposing death penalty for abortion. Irony, much?
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49Senator Sinema's team decides that any criticism of her flippantly exaggerated vote against a $15 minimum wage provision is sexist.
  1. The shitless old men posts are referring to a method used by the YouTube channel, "Internet Comment Ettiquitte"