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December 2022

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11Trump says the Constitution should be terminated on Truth Social, which prompts condemnation from the White House.

November 2022

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24Indian man who followed astrologer's advice to get himself bitten by a snake had to have his tongue amputated to save his life.
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25Tucker Carlson guest (surprise surprise): Shootings like the Club Q shooting are going to keep happening "until we end this evil agenda" of gender-affirming care.
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17Russia's embassy in Canada on Twitter: "Family is a man and a woman and children".
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14Irish MEP and notable contrarian Mick WallaceWikipedia when talking about the recent Iranian protests in the European Parliament, he said; “Iran is under attack” and “There have also been much violence and murders by some protesters, untold damage and destruction, it would not be tolerated anywhere”.
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18The Colorado shooter's dad responds to his son's crimes: "They started telling me about the incident, a shooting... And then I go on to find out it's a gay bar. I got scared, 'Shit, is he gay?' And he’s not gay, so I said, phew... I am a Mormon, I am a conservative Republican, we don't do gay."
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23Mitch McConnell votes against codifying a right to interracial marriage despite being in an interracial marriage.
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18South Dakota GOP candidate for the state House arrested on rape charges after losing the election to his mom.
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18Fox News coverage of violent crime drops more than half after the US midterm elections.
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25White nationalist whackjob Nick Fuentes acknowledges the US far-right isn't popular, then says "We need to take control of the media or take control of the government and force the people to believe what we believe or force them to play by our rules and reshape the society."
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13Idiot former GOP Senate candidate Lauren Witzke says giving women the right to vote "was the worst thing that ever happened to America."
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21Trans kids aren't "real" because obnoxious TERF technobabble.
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20In the wake of Sen. Mark Kelly winning reelection in Arizona, here's a throwback to some bizarre GOP campaign messages like "astronauts and people who like them are losers" or "I'm Blake Masters, watch me shoot this silenced pistol while creepily describing how it's made in Germany" or "listen to this unsettling music while Blake Masters whispers to you that the Second Amendment is about killing people."
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32Trump is mad at Ron DeSantis for doing so well in the midterms, calling him "Ron DeSanctimonious" and saying he lacks "loyalty and class". GOP civil war? We hope so!
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28Candace Owens says says a GOP-controlled House should impeach Joe Biden. What for? "It doesn't matter. Just impeach him." Matt Walsh adds, "Impeach him and we'll figure it out afterwards."
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30Dumbass conservative Matt Walsh claims that "millions" of people are on puberty blockers and then immediately acknowledges he'll be fact-checked (the real number is less than 5,000 over the last 5 years). Even the normally gullible Joe Rogan called bullshit on him.
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28Elon Musk helped push a bizarre and debunked conspiracy theory that Paul Pelosi's attacker was actually his gay lover.
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23Still at it: idiot Tucker Carlson uses election unrest in Brazil to restart the "stolen 2020" shit again.
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24Tulsa donut shop firebombed by anti-LGBT wacko for hosting a drag queen event amid intensifying right-wing media hysteria over drag queens. It should also be noted that Tulsa has a bit of a history with businesses being burned down.

October 2022

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20GOP candidate for Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach released an ad advocating for greater use of the death penalty. The kicker? The ad used a clip of Tiger Woods' DUI arrest as an example of a "cop killer" who deserved capital punishment.
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32Delusional man-child buys massive megaphone. Claims to be helping humanity. How long before he calls someone a pædo.
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29Clip: Trump says the best way to find the SCOTUS leaker is by throwing reporters in jail to get raped until they give up the leaker's identity.
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26The Federalist outlines the GOP's vision for the USA: "discard outdated and irrelevant notions about 'small government'"... "a dramatic expansion of the criminal code"... "reverse the travesty of no-fault divorce"... "stop universities from spreading poisonous ideologies"... "outlaw completely the barbaric practice of killing the unborn"... "doctors who perform so-called 'gender-affirming' interventions should be thrown in prison".
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23World Net Daily claims that female pilots are threatening US commercial air safety because they are trained at "affirmative-action, feel-good girlie flight schools".
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23Michelle Malkin's latest scoop: Parents are furious over 'furries' infesting schools, and the mainstream media is denying it!
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29Trump posts on social media to call American Jews ungrateful and tells them to "get their act together" by appreciating his support of Israel "before it is too late!"
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24An Oklahoma school district defends itself after a teacher encouraged other students to call an 11 year-old boy a "fag". Administrators suspended the boy but took no action against the teacher. The district says it has taken "appropriate action".
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24 Tulsi Gabbard declares she's no longer a Democrat in an unhinged rant accusing the party of "cowardly wokeness" and being anti-white.
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35Kanye asks the Jewish Question. UPDATE: Even the walking PR disaster Elon Musk has expressed his "concerns" with Kanye over his antisemitic remarks.
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29A concerned Texas mother warns local news about the dangers of Hocus Pocus 2: "Do not watch this film. Everybody thinks it’s fake and innocent, but they could be casting any type of spell that they want to, anything could be coming through that TV screen into your home... A worst case scenario is: you unleash hell on your kids and in your home. The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices."
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33Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni had to publicly apologize to Kenya after his son—a senior military officer—went on a Twitter rant threatening to invade them.
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30The New York Post stupidly misreads an American College of Cardiology report to claim that white rice is just as unhealthy as sugary candy. The report notably doesn't even mention rice or candy at all. Nice journalism!

September 2022

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47Tucker Carlson says the FBI must have taken out Richard Nixon because "no one can still explain {Watergate} even to this day".
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24Some nice hypocrisy from Lindsey Graham in defense of his proposed federal abortion ban: "States' rights has been used to justify some pretty bad things in the past, I'm not going to let it happen here."
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26Scumbag GOP House nominee J.R. Majewski claimed many times in the media that he was a heroic Afghanistan War veteran, stories now revealed to be a web of blatant lies.
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23Candace Owens suggests Bill Gates is using mosquitoes to make people allergic to beef.
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20The Independent's resident Russian apologist Mary Dejevsky, has written that Vladimir Putin should be invited to Elizabeth II's funeral despite committing war crimes in Ukraine.
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29Matt Walsh says that it's unscientific to cast a black woman as the Little Mermaid.
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24Dennis Prager: "What has any fifth grader done to have made the world better because he or she is in it?"
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35Liz Truss posted a pic of her feet on Twitter back in 2018 and is now getting some very interesting comments after becoming the new British PM.

August 2022

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4The Australian Retailers Association wants minimum working age requirements changed so that children as young as 13 years old can be put to work to help fill labour shortages.
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24What should you do if a child is having a seizure? If you're in charge at a Saskatchewan Bible camp, you apparently order an exorcism instead of providing medical care.
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19The news site YouTuber Tim Pool founded to combat the mainstream press—which he hates because they "lie all the time," he's said—is staffed with far-right figures, runs fluff interviews with white nationalists, and... plagiarizes from the mainstream press.
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36Marjorie Taylor Greene of all people swatted by someone claiming to be from Kiwi Farms. She now calls for the site to be shut down.
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35Wingnut Pennsylvania governor candidate Doug Mastriano is now promoting and campaigning with batshit "prophet" Julie Green. Among other things, she claims that God will execute political figures over the 2020 election, that Nancy Pelosi drinks the blood of children, and that Joe Biden is dead and being played by an actor.
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23Boston Children's Hospital patients and providers face violent threats due to misinformation from the "Libs of TikTok" social media accounts claiming they were providing genital surgeries on minors.
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26Kansas City pastor apologizes for demanding that his congregation buy him a luxury watch. "I’m not worth your McDonald's money? I'm not worth your Red Lobster money?"
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25A conservative astroturf posts a meme about "leftist teachers grooming kids" using a image of a Deltarune and SCP cosplayers without permission. It should also be noted that Deltarune contains heavy LGBTQ+ themes.
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19Clip: Mother of murdered child at Sandy Hook tries to reason with Alex Jones at his trial as the manchild only shakes his head at her.
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33Uri Geller responds to the threat of a Russian nuclear strike with a threat of his own: he'll stop Putin with MIND POWERS!

July 2022

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22Steven Pinker's "intellectual" solution to the Ukraine invasion is beyond stupid.
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30GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz: "Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions? Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb."
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33Russia Today: LGBT ‘propaganda’ faces complete ban in Russia. A new bill compares the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” with war propaganda and inciting national, racial or religious hatred
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40Game designer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear series, Death Stranding) is misidentified as Shinzo Abe's assassin by a Greek news network, far-right French politician Damien RieuWikipedia and others following a 4chan-spawned shitpost on Twitter. A man who wrote a game the central theme of which is information control and misinformation on the internet.
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22After the British bank HalifaxWikipedia announced it would be offering staff name badges with optional gender indicators to its branch staff, transphobes on Twitter kicked off about it. Halifax said if they disagreed with the policy, they were free to close their accounts. Despite the news, The Times reports the incident was a load of hot air, as the number of customers leaving the bank was negligible.

June 2022

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16Alex Jones and Roger Stone claim that Donald Trump will announce his 2024 presidential campaign on July 4th. If so, brace yourselves.
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17Full-time troll (and former actor) Laurence Fox has been temporarily suspended from Twitter for putting a swastika made out of LGBT+ symbols in his profile picture and incoherently criticising LGBT rights.
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11Johnson, Trudeau, and other G7 leaders mock Putin's shirtless photos.
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19Congressional candidate Laura Loomer: "I can’t think of a better way to end the degeneracy of PRIDE month than by overturning Roe vs Wade."
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14Rep. Paul Gosar celebrates Roe overturn: "There is still so much more work to be done to return this country to God... We’re just getting started. Welcome to the New Right. Welcome to America First."
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13Daily Mail columnist Peter Hitchens believes that human rights are a load of nonsense, and we'll be much better off rid of them. - using the rights granted by the Magna Carta as an example of "real" rights..... smh.
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18Eric Greitens, GOP Senate candidate from Missouri, breaks into a house with a shotgun and calls for 'RINO hunting' in campaign ad. The ad was later removed by Facebook and flagged by Twitter for promoting violence.
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17Convicted criminal Anna Sorokin, who scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars from people by posing as a German heiress, has decided to move away from her "scammer persona" and is now peddling NFTs
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13Possibly the world's best selling writer (write shite, sell by the shipload.) of all time proves to be completely out of touch with reality laments "How Hard It Is For White Men To Get Writing Jobs In Hollywood, Calling It “Another Form Of Racism”" UPDATE: James does a reverse ferret and claims “I Absolutely Do Not Believe That Racism Is Practiced Against White Writers”
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15Smarmy pseudo intellectual TV host blames Hollywood movies for gun violence, forgets that those same movies are watched world-wide in countries that don't have the same problem with guns.
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27In Science Gone Wrong, an artificial intelligence researcher creates a posting bot using /pol/ as a training source.
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22Saying the quiet part out loud: Blake Masters, the totally-not-racist Trump-backed Senate candidate of Arizona, blames gun violence on Black people. (Notice: Yahoo! News has brought back their comments section. You've been warned...)
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12Representative Billy Long of Missouri, who is also a Senate candidate, has identified a new cause of the latest string of mass shootings: abortions. What else?
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6“Genius Australian Device Helps Anyone With Lung Conditions Breathe Freely – Without Drugs…” Yet more junk news created to sell overpriced shit.
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2“This Pillowcase Is Quickly Becoming The Must-Have Gift Of 2022!!!” Except it isn’t. Who in their right mind wants a pillowcase as a gift? This is junk news created to get people to buy overpriced pillowcases.
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23Lauren Witzke, a white nationalist who was the GOP's Senate candidate for Delaware in 2020, claims that the Uvalde mass shooting was "a federal operation" to prevent Hispanic voters from voting Republican in the midterms.

May 2022

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42The Onion has blanketed their entire homepage with all of their "No Way to Prevent This", Says Only Nation Where This Regularly HappensWikipedia articles.
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20Unhinged "Pastor Billy" vomits all over American Family Radio on Tina Griffin's "Counter Culture Mom" show: Spaceships are more spiritual that physical. UFOs have an etheral nature. This is exactly how the scriptures talk about it! They're fallen angels! These things are demons! Cult initiation rituals! Buy my kookbook! Demons! This is Satan! Rapture! These UFOs are Satan trying to deny the Rapture! Satan started this deception with Darwin! Now secular school systems teach evolution! The aliens are denying the rapture! Area 51! Where's Area 1 through 50 and 52 and above? I have a lot of junk on my website you can buy! IEEEEEEEEE
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34Elon 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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59Amusing 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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22A 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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22 Playwright David Mamet claimed on Fox News that “teachers are inclined, particularly men because men are predators, to pedophilia.”