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This is RationalWiki's snarkilicious take on some of the more "WTF?" or egregious blog posts, editorials, videos and social media posts out there. The best can be found in Best of the clogosphere and older entries can be found in the archives.

Be wary of Poe's Law; if something seems too outrageous to be true, use {{poe}}. Except for stories about PETA.

What is going on?

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September 2020

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7Ben Garrison is already celebrating Justice Ginsburg's death.
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14Michigan pastor David Muns is under fire after sending out racist and misogynistic email to Sarah Jeong, stemming from a fake tweet attributed to her. All while using the church's email!
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-11The modern American workplace is like a communist dictatorship and we need to admit it if we're to fix this mess. See also Major retailers used the trillions in bailout to engage in stock buyback and then slashed workers' pay
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33JK Rowling’s latest book is about a murderous cis man who dresses as a woman to kill his victims. The author was criticized for a scene in a previous novel for depicting a trans woman as an unstable and murderous stalker.
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17Top HHS official accuses scientists of plotting against Trump, urges them to "buy ammunition."
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21Economist Paul Krugman faces backlash over claiming that 9/11 did not result in a wave of islamophobia and hate crimes
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34White professor at George Washington University admits to having lied about her racial identity for years. Update: she has resigned

August 2020

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29 The late Herman Cain's account tweets that the coronavirus is not as deadly as the media claims, despite the fact that Herman Cain died from the virus.
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16Nick Fuentes, Ian Miles Cheong, and Tim Pool all believe that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense, despite evidence to the contrary.
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17Senior White House official tells CNN that everybody is going to catch the coronavirus eventually
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26Tucker Carlson justifies the Kenosha shootings, saying the shooter did something that no one else did.
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21According to recent Reddit exposé, AmaryllisGardener, a Scots Wikipedia admin, has written 50% (over 27,000 articles) of the articles on Scots Wikipedia in the last decade. Thing is, the admin doesn't knows Scots. In fact none of the Scots Wikipedia admins do. As a result, most of Scots Wikipedia's articles are not in Scots but read like English written in a stereotypical Scottish accent.
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22 FBI facing sharp criticism for tweeting out the Protocols of the Elders of Zion without context (Twitter link).
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29Breitbart and most of the Right are claiming DEMOCRAT HYPOCRISY : Kamala Harris's ancestors were slave owners! Apparently, when a slave gets raped by her owner, it's her fault.
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29Despite having died from COVID-19 on July 30, Herman Cain's twitter account returned to life and is posting political jabs at Democrats.
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16New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat declares that his totally not made up chronic lyme disease justifies people using the internet to self-diagnose and self-treat illnesses including Covid-19.
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31Dickheads organising a "protest" to reopen pubs in Dublin regardless of the health implications from covid19. Judging by the poster they use to promote this idiocy I'm sure they'll have no objections to when customers start dying and their licence applications get revoked. Utter fucking halfwits aren't the sole preserve of the current Whitehouse, it seems.

July 2020

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24The Washington Examiner is suddenly very concerned about the resulting deficit if Biden wins.
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19The suspect in the ambush of a federal judge's home which killed her son ranted about her in racist and misogynistic book.
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27 The Guardian interviews a "working class" owner of an artisanal pizza restaurant and leads with a sound bite about why Corbyn is rubbish. Leaving people wondering whether Guardian journalists actually know what 'working class' means.
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19Cathy Brennan eats crow
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28Dennis Prager says that cancel culture is worse than McCarthyism.
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34Independent candidate for Congress’ Florida-18 seat KW Miller claimed on Twitter that singer Beyoncé isn’t Afro-American, but Italian-American, part of SorosDeep State agenda on BLM, a Satanist and her music is a secret message for globalists.
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37Kanye West, in his infinite wisdom, decides to follow through with his 2015 promise to run for president. And Elon Musk is right behind him.
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21Wacky fundamentalist Christian Rick Wiles is going "deep underground" because he's convinced "America’s Judgment Is Near". Well, maybe not. One day later he postponed his LANCB until the fall.

June 2020

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15 Hilarious Twitter thread at the expense of a UK couple living in France who now have to comes to grips with losing right of residency due to Brexit. Well worth reading to the end.... with possibly more to come. (Twitter account has been deleted) Was it fake?Thread reader and more
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17Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, once again, can't keep his mouth shut for long. He suggests to ignore Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming he doesn't know what he's talking about. Who's the one who has medical experience?
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27 Reddit bans several prolific far right subreddits, notably /r/the_donald and updates its content policy to explicitly ban hate speech.
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12 Daily Torygraph op-ed: Black Lives Matter protests and the Labour Party's left wing are a catalyst for antisemitism (warning Paywall bitching)
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24White, gay Trump supporter claims that Black Lives Matter is trying to "colonize" Pride Month
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14SyrianGirl: Let's cancel Martin Luther King Jr. because he was a Christian Zionist! Now you offended both Blacks and Jews in the same tweet during the worst possible time!
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32Katie Hopkins is banned from Twitter forever for violating its 'hateful conduct' policy.
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32Donald Trump on the coronavirus: "If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases." When you're the leader of the country with the most Covid cases and deaths in the world, perhaps stopping testing may not be a good idea...
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33Tucker Carlson rages about Sesame StreetWikipedia and Elmo...seriously. All because the show had a special about the murder of George Floyd.
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37OANN makes an insane news segment alleging Martin Gugino, a 75-year old man who was shoved to the ground by Buffalo police officers, of being an ANTIFA provocateur. The story originated from fake news blog, The Conservative Treehouse.This false story was later tweeted by Trump.
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16Daily Torygraph: According to the former head of MI6 the coronavirus was inserted in a Chinese lab and thus China must pay reparations
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43 One Angry Gamer compiles a list of "traitors" to America, a list of people/companies who are condemning the death of George Floyd. Yes, because being against police brutality is somehow being a traitor to America.

May 2020

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17Nobel Prize for chemistry winner Michael Levitt believes UK Lockdown saved no lives and is actually costing them. As if trying to slow down the virus is ultimately more harmful than spreading it!
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34Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger says "Wikipedia is badly biased", cites Wikipedia's refusal to promote pseudoscience, anti-vaccination, climate change denial or far-right conspiracy theoriesWikipedia
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15WND: Donald Trump may be the most polite and patient president America has ever had.
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30Hygienic Fascism: Trying to save people's lives amidst a pandemic is bad because you're turning the whole world into a safe space.
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36Michelle Malkin has gone even crazier while working from home: "I will not take the Gates Vaccine. I will not bow down to jack-booted globalists."
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33Candace Owens has decided that now is as good time as any to parrot white nationalist talking points like blacks "commit 85% of all violent crimes" and that people should stop blaming racism and start blaming black people for crime.
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31"The shutdown is the largest infringement of rights in a century" whines The Federalist, somehow painting it as being worse than, say, Jim Crow laws. Who funds them again?
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-34Cenk Uygur on Twitter: If Democrats had "balls", they'd cut off funding to red states and make them beg for their handout because they are all welfare queens. Such a progressive champion.

April 2020

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40 Twitter terfs call out the Karen meme saying it's a slur against white women and causing drama in the feminist community.
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31Jacob Wohl has has started a content creator account on the porn site OnlyFans, and he's asking $50 a month to subscribe.
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49Dennis Prager has decided that the COVID-19 lockdown is the "greatest mistake in the history of humanity". Apparently, Mr. Prager doesn't realize that his career is a much bigger mistake.
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23Fox News co-host Steve Doocy suggests letting states go bankrupt to cut pensions and not allow the federal government to bail them out
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34Unhinged Qanon bullshitters are very concerned about "mole children" in New York City.
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23Andy's back, combining end times fearmongering, anti-vax crankery, NWO-bashing, a Satanic Panic, and the old antisemitism.
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45Planet of the Humans, the latest film from Michael Moore (technically directed by his pal Jeff Gibbs, but produced and backed by him), has been released for free this Earth Day. It is an utter mess that engages in bad-faith attacks on the environmental movement as a corporate front and renewable energy as no better than fossil fuels, and concludes that the only solution to global warming is to abandon industrial civilization and embrace hard green Malthusian fearmongering about overpopulation. Bill McKibben, one of the environmental figures who the film bashes, gives his response here. Update: Films for Action, the distributor of Planet of the Humans, has pulled it from distribution due to its misinformation. (It's still up on Moore's YouTube page, though.)
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28President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, unveils a herbal tea that he claims will prevent & cure Covid-19 infections.
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27 Texas Lt. Governor on reopening, (the same one that said grandparents should be sacrificed to the market god) on reopening the state: there are more important things than living
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23Meet the newest celeb anti-vaxxer: Tennis player Novak Djokovic. UPDATE: June 2020: Guess who's just tested positive for Covid.
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27Andrew Anglin describes how to turn the coronavirus crisis to the Neo-Nazis' own advantage by instituting sex Slavery, quoting the Bible.
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35Scott Adams has has decided that "losing a few hundred thousand people is an acceptable price for reopening the economy."
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47"Gun Girl" Kaitlin Bennett thinks that giving women the right to vote was a bad idea because "females vote with emotion", and says she'd rather lose the right to vote than lose the right to own a gun.
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36Anti-vax crank Joseph Mercola suggests using "nebulized hydrogen peroxide" to fight "most viral respiratory illnesses."
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51Michele Bachmann is terrified that voting for Biden would mean a third term for Obama.
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25 Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation adds coronavirus deaths to its tally of historical victims of communism
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13 Now The End Begins has been on tirades about the Coronavirus vaccine and ID2020 that will instigate the Mark of the Beast.
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43Ben Garrison calls COVID-19 a "plannedemic", says the government shouldn't try to limit it because disease and death are "part of life". UPDATE: It's all part of Fauci's demonic plan! Although that could be Bill Gates. It's hard to tell because his drawings are shit.
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30 Fox News host Chris Wallace argues with United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams after he called Adams out for downplaying the coronavirus. Then he tries to compare COVID-19 to cigarette smoking

March 2020

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24 132 websites are pushing covid-19 conspiracy theories, according to Newsguard Misinformation Monitor
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17Democratic candidate for Florida's 18th Congressional District responding to a comment that Biden may have raped someone: "That means he still has LOTS of rape to do to catch up to Trump. Also...I highly doubt that’s true." For some double-standards-background, this person has also cried foul at the attacks levied on Kavanaugh's accuser.
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26Oh joy, fucking stupid conspiracy theorists are here at the hospitals... #FilmYourHospital. Apparently empty hospital parking lots and a lack of dead bodies and sick people piled in lobbies and waiting rooms are a sign the conspiracy is afoot... Even Ian Miles Cheong thinks this is stupid.
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12According to the American Center for Law and Justice, the left wing "global elite" is using the Coronavirus pandemic to push for the destruction of the family and the elimination of private property rights, leading the United States on a slippery slope towards Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba authoritarianism
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20 Banning evictions because of coronavirus is unfair to landlords. Maybe the landlords shouldn't buy avocado toast.
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12United StatesTennessee. The FederalistWikipedia continues being a shitrag by pushing the stupid gargling salt water 'cure'; but don't worry if that doesn't work, and you live in Tennessee, more people died from suicide than Coronavirus this week.
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15The FederalistWikipedia has an idea on how to beat covid-19: chickenpox parties.
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27Ann Coulter posts a tweet, claiming "For people under 60, coronavirus is LESS dangerous than the seasonal flu", while displaying a graph which shows the exact opposite.
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16United States Republican Lieutenant governor of Texas Dan Patrick complains about the shutdown of COVID-19, says that people can get back to work.
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17A white nationalist rebranded himself as a Covid-19 expert, and people are flocking to him
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26Incels celebrate Corona-chan wiping out the evil grandparents, demonic woooommmensss and the dreaded nOOOrrmies while not realising that oh wait aren't doctors, garbage collectors, mechanics, water treatment technicians, firefighters etc important or something???
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18Arkansas pastor claims his flock are willing to "lick the floor" to prove coronavirus a hoax.
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20Megachurch cancels faith healing service... because of the coronavirus.
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21Piers Corbyn goes off the deep end: THE CORONAVIRUS! GEORGE SOROS! VACCINES! WORLD POPULATION CULL! AAAAARGH!
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24Sheriff Clarke crawls out of the sewer to proclaim the coronavirus "an orchestrated attempt to destroy Capitalism," because he can't go to rest..... And it's gone. Screenshot.
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22 German government tries to prevent the US from luring away company producing the coronavirus vaccine, as Trump wanted the vaccine "for the US only"
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11 High ranking Chinese diplomat claims US army is responsible for Covid-19.
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14Pat Buchanan: this virus could kill the New World Order. Or, if you wanna look at the bright side of something that's easily gonna kill an 81-year-old man.
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14HIV/AIDS, an affliction that has caused the deaths of 38 million, 770000 in 2018 alone, and in some communities and parts of the world a fucking apocalypse, not as devastating as feared.
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20Matt Walsh claims you can't be racist against Chinese people, days after fellow Daily Wire writer Andrew Klavan stated he would start calling the Coronavirus Yellow Peril
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19Israeli rabbi:Coronavirus outbreak is divine punishment for gay pride parades
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22 Ok, Milennial: Boomers are the greatest, most caring generation in history.
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21"Jesus never had germs" says Greek Orthodox priest as Greek churches refuse to stop holy communion.
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22 Tea Party ranter Rick Santelli wishes everyone could get COVID-19 to stabilize the financial markets, because that's what matters
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28Ten year old girls supposedly using Portuguese grilled chicken terminology to talk about boy's penises, moral panic ensues among those who don't remember rainbow partiesWikipedia.
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28Flat Earther, Nathan Thompson, fresh from making music videos about "red pilling the youth," gets arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for harassing elementary schoolkids.

February 2020

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20 Corporate News Network host Michael Smerconish compares Bernie Sanders to coronavirus
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8Andrew Anglin comes out in favor of legalized pedophilia and 8th amendment repeal.
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13Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Mike Adams Health Ranger is already cashing in on Coronavirus. So is Alex Jones, for that matter.
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18The Washington Examiner's Privilege Pyramid, a revolting, steaming pile of a hot take. (the accompanying image in the published version is especially disgusting as it is confusing; e.g. "sex traffic victim" is high on that pyramid)
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20Don't wanna get the coronavirus? If so, convert to Islam! After all, it's a well-known fact that Muslims can't be affected.
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35Rep Ilhan Omar posts a tweet, outlining what defines her. She includes the phrase "easily triggering conservatives." Ted Cruz is immediately triggered, because she didn't mention "American" as one of her characteristics.
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21Republican senator Tom Cotton spreads conspiracy theories that the strain of coronavirus killing thousands in east Asia was genetically engineered in a lab in Wuhan, possibly from bat virus.
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32Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist who believes that being against racism actually means you hate white people, has been permanently banned from YouTube.
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66Jamie Jeffries "The Pro-Life Wife" stopped a woman from having an abortion and made sure the baby was born but is outraged that the mother listed Jeffries as the next preferred placement for the child. Jeffries complains that she's too busy to take care of a child and that the burden would "destroy her marriage and physical health".
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33Deranged Christian mommy blogger Lori Alexander says that in order to turn your kids into good Christians, you must beat them and "make sure it hurts". Because "the pain of the discipline must be greater than the pleasure of the sin".
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24Rick Wiles: Jews rigged the Iowa caucus to help "homosexual mayor" Pete Buttigieg win.
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33Far-right pundit Dave Daubenmire thinks people should sue the NFL for endangering their eternal souls with the league's risque Superbowl halftime show.
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22Trump paused his State of the Union speech to award Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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51Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer lays off staff members because nobody sent them donations.
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38A Montana state legislator claims that the United States Constitution says to either shoot socialists or put them in jail.

January 2020

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24Kobe Bryant was a witch. His death, a ritual sacrifice.
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38QAnon believers think that the coronavirus is being spread by the evil cabal and recommend drinking bleach to ward it off.
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30Gwyneth Paltrow's TV show the goop lab is out shortly on Netflix! SPOILER: it's not very good. "It’s so much worse than I expected and I can’t unsee it."
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56Encyclopedia Dramatica is down!! Why? The latest admin is in jail - the fourth ED admin to go to jail - and didn't give anyone else the passwords.
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33GOP state senator from Michigan in hot water after making creepy comments to a female reporter about her and some underage boys.
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21Weight loss/diet company Jenny Craig is spamming the airways advertising a "DNA Decoder Plan" with accompanying DNA testing kit that claims to reveal specific "weight loss insights" and recommend one of three custom diet plans based on an analysis of your DNA.
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61Daily Wire commentator gets passionately angry over the fact that Netflix's The Witcher features scenes of women using swords "like a man", calls it a "feminist statement".
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26When even Nick Griffin opposes war with Iran, you know you fucked up.

December 2019

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18Saudi teacher fired for replacing the word 'God' with 'devil' on exam paper for past few years
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28President Trump is unhappy that his cameo in Home Alone 2 was cut to make room for commercials by a Canadian broadcast channel. He apparently blames Justin Trudeau.
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10The neoliberal rag The New York Times publishes eugenicist trite again, this time focusing on the supposed "higher IQs of AshkenaziWikipedia Jews," hint: one of the authors of the paper this is based on is a known Neo-Nazi shitbag.
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22The Vile Government Conspiracy to deny Incels the right to spread their Subhuman Genetic Material by refusing to fund free plastic surgery...wait, what?
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10Globalresearch.ca: GMOs are laced with poison!
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14Nick Fuentes decides to become pro-Palestinian, but only because Ben Shapiro called him out for his racism.
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14Rick Wiles: Come get your Jew Coup T-shirts!(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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28Uri Geller claims he used a magic spoon to help Boris Johnson win the election.
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24 NaturalNews whines about "demonic possession" over a funny kid's book.
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19In more TERF news, Scottish nationalist hatemonger turned full-time transphobe Stuart Campbell (aka Wings Over Scotland) has been banned from Twitter after trans rights activists reported his tweets for hate speech about five million times.
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17Everybody's favourite Irish TERF Graham Linehan has set up a twitter-equivalent called Glindr so he can be as transphobic as he likes without getting kicked off Twitter by its team of "women-hating incels".
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11Fox News host Jeanine Pirro: People can say 'Merry Christmas' again thanks to the Trump family.
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25Katie Hopkins celebrates the Tories' win by going full Nazi.
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21Wingnut Joey Saladino for Congress: let's ban random stuff people enjoy.
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12Zionist groups defend Trump's vile antisemitic remarks, or at best offering half-hearted mild "criticism" of said remarks, showing that this is about Zionism, not Judaism.
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23Donald Trump has done the impossible: manage to make numerous anti-Semitic tropes while also using a racial slur against Native Americans. In the same fucking sentence.
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16Joe Biden just fucked up his voter base with environmentalists after saying that if you want to vote for a ban on fracking, vote for someone else.
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24British supermarket chain Waitrose is putting out to trial in two stores, testing kits that offer personal health advice based on the customer’s genetic profile. These kits which are similar to ancestry kits will use the customer’s DNA to say if certain items are healthy for them.
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-7Faux NewsCanadian woman arrested for not holding escalator handrail awarded $20,000 in damages

November 2019

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16Foundation for Economic Education: Thanksgiving was a triumph of capitalism over collectivism
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25A poll conducted by YouGov and the Economist found that a 53% majority of Republicans believe Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln.
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23Fundies write Pennsylvania bill that would require fertilized eggs to have death certificates
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32Trump Jr. wants his dad's supporters to film themselves "triggering" their liberal friends and family at Thanksgiving dinner, offers MAGA hat and signed copy of his book Triggered as prizes for the video he likes most.
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39US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in an interview with 'Fox & Friends' that he believes Trump is the "chosen one" and was "sent by God to do great things".
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10The bad boy of Brexit Arron Banks, has had his Twitter account hacked and personal messages have been spilt all over social media, under the hashtag #arronbanksleaks.
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21God is punishing Australia with catastrophic bushfires for allowing same-sex marriage and abortion. At least, that's what former rugby star Israel Folau says.
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58Dinesh D'Souza: climate change isn't real because nuclear winter didn't happen in the 80's.
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26A pedophile on incels.co – Anti-lolicons are guilty for my problems
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55Ben Garrison draws a disturbingly detailed cartoon of Greta Thunberg being spanked by a busty blonde woman over her knee.
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58Bill Maher further demolished his own reputation by inviting conservative conspiracy theorist Dennis Prager and anti-vaxx leader Jay Gordon onto his HBO show so he could nod along and agree with both of them.

October 2019

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38Dave Rubin appeared on Tucker Carlson's show to blame the California wildfires on the state's "woke culture", diversity, and lack of "libertarian or conservative-minded people".
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17Leading Brexiteer MEP and columnist for the Daily Telegraph Daniel Hannan, who moans about how liberal the press and media are in Britain, says he was shocked about how liberal Canada’s is. Two points, the Telegraph in the past was owned by Canadian-Briton Conrad Black, and Hannan is a friend of Andrew Scheer.
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46Christian fascist Rick Wiles claims that if Trump is impeached, veterans, cowboys and "people who know how to fight" will hunt Democrats down.
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22Wall Street Journal editorial: Any president who is impeached and acquitted should be permitted to serve a third term. (yes, the thing is paywalled so just take its headline at face value)
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17Maniacal war criminal Narendra Modi has a coffee and lemonade party with fellow maniacal war criminals Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and John Howard.
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25Paywalled WaPo column (reminder: newspaper is owned by the richest man in the world): Punitive taxes are just bad politics and economics by soaking and punishing the rich people and so it's just plain unfair and "moral calculus".
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23Prominent TERF Posie Parker teams up with French-Canadian white nationalist Jean-François Gariépy in a new 80-minute video which Mumsnet people are loving.
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17Letters from an Asshole Polemicist: Ben Shapiro announces that Neil deGrasse Tyson will be appearing with him on the Daily Wire.
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34 Loony Brexiteer Conservative MP Steve Baker quotes Satan to show how positive he and his rich white friends feel about the future.
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24Well, It's been like a week, so we have another Jacob Wohl thing. Will Sommer tweeted about it and here's some weird write up they handed out. How's it hurting Warren? She used it as a nice jump pad to talk about education. Way to go Jacob. Nailed it.
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25Jay Sekulow, one of the lawyers on Donald Trump's legal team, goes into full meltdown mode defending his client against an impeachment inquiry, regurgitating Deep State conspiracy theories in an opinion piece full of his trademark far-right pseudo-legal opinions and sensational language. "It is time for justice to roll like thunder. It is time to hold the Deep State accountable."
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31Extreme anti-abortionists are claiming that ectopic pregnancies (which are one of the biggest killers of pregnant women and are normally treated by removing the non-viable fetus) aren't a serious problem and can resolve themselves without intervention, or that the wrongly-implanted fetus can be saved by a magical surgical procedure (which all doctors who aren't fundamentalist Christians say doesn't exist).
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35Transphobic game developer puts game on sale with a dogwhistle discount meant to mock trans suicides.
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22Dawkins continues being a shit by promoting a bigoted Evangelical conference.