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    Evangeline Lilly is speaking out against vaccine mandates. Requiring vaccinations has become a hot-button topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with many pushing back against such mandates in favor of medical freedom. On Thursday, Lilly took to Instagram to share several images that were taken at a rally in Washington DC over the weekend protesting vaccination requirements.  In the slideshow of images, the "Ant-Man" actress highlighted signs that read "vaxxed Democrat for medical freedom," "nurses for vaxx-choice" and "feds for medical freedom." EVANGELINE LILLY DISMISSES CORONAVIRUS AS 'RESPIRATORY FLU,' SAYS SHE VALUES ‘FREEDOM’ Evangeline Lilly said that vaccine mandates are "not safe." (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) She also included in the post a screenshot of a Naval Revikant quote: "All tyranny begins with the desire to coerce others for the greater good." In the caption of the post, Lilly shared her own thoughts on the matter. EVANGELINE LILLY APOLOGIZES FOR 'DISMISSIVE, ARROGANT' CORONAVIRUS COMMENTS "I was in DC this weekend to support bodily sovereignty while Canadian truckers were rallying for their cross-country, peaceful convoy in...
    President Joe Biden spoke with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine on Thursday to discuss their ongoing tensions with Russia. According to a White House readout of the call, Biden said the United States and allies would respond if Russia further invaded Ukrainian territory and would continue to look for ways to assist the country. Biden said that the evacuation of family members of American diplomatic personnel should not be seen as a sign that the United States was not committed to the safety and security of Ukraine. Zelensky confirmed the call on social media, thanking Biden for the support. Had a long phone conversation with @POTUS. Discussed recent diplomatic efforts on de-escalation and agreed on joint actions for the future. Thanked President @JoeBiden for the ongoing military assistance. Possibilities for financial support to Ukraine were also discussed. pic.twitter.com/pAsQLYAuig — Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) January 27, 2022 “Discussed recent diplomatic efforts on de-escalation and agreed on joint actions for the future,” he wrote, noting he thanked Biden for sending military assistance to Ukraine. “Possibilities for financial support to Ukraine were also discussed,”...
    Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, whose Texas synagogue was besieged by anti-Semitic violence earlier this month, expressed shock Thursday after a Tennessee school board removed the Holocaust graphic novel Maus from its curriculum. The McMinn County School Board removed the culturally salient work from cartoonist Art Spiegelman earlier this month, but the story only began to gain traction on Thursday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The school board expressed concerns about the language and images in the Pulitzer winner. Cytron-Walker joined The Lead with host Jake Tapper to discuss the removal of the book from classrooms: It’s an incredible volume, and I had a chance to hear Art Spiegelman speak when I was at the University of Michigan. He’s incredible, the work is incredible. There’s definitely conversation about what is appropriate for what age level, and maturity level, but the idea that you would ban an incredible work like Maus, which not only depicts his father’s experience during the Holocaust, but also gives his accounts of living with a Holocaust survivor. It’s such a powerful volume. And it’s shocking. It’s really, really shocking that this book would be singled out, especially over things like language, when the content is so valuable. Tapper noted...
    (CNN)Evangeline Lilly said she attended a rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, DC, last weekend -- the same event where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. invoked Nazi Germany and Anne Frank in a speech. The "Ant-Man and the Wasp" star, in an Instagram post, said she attended the rally to "support bodily sovereignty" and that she believes "nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will, under the threat of ..." and listed several phrases, including loss of employment and violent attack. "I was pro choice before COVID and I am still pro choice today," she said, adding hashtags including "#medicalfreedom," "#bodilyautonomy" and "#defeatthemandatesdc."Lilly did not reference Kennedy's comments in her post. During the event, Kennedy, a longtime vaccine opponent, compared Covid-19 vaccine requirements in the US to conditions in Nazi Germany and said people living under Nazi rule "could hide in an attic, like Anne Frank did." (Kennedy later apologized for invoking Frank's name, and his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, condemned the remarks.) Evangeline Lilly apologizes for refusing to self-quarantine Lilly's comments about Covid-19...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders DL Solomon Thomas. Antonio Brown may no longer be a member of the Las Vegas Raiders but that isn’t stopping him from irritating people involved with the franchise. He continues to make the media rounds recently despite getting cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a series of controversies. The wide receiver claimed that he was offered $200,000 from Tampa Bay to get mental health treatment. He then referred to a mental health facility as a “crazy house.” Raiders defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was not with the team during the Brown fiasco of 2019 but he did not appreciate the wide receiver’s choice of words. In an Instagram story, Thomas ripped Brown and told him “not to disrespect those who are trying to get better.” He also told the wide receiver to “be better.” Raiders DE Solomon Thomas takes issue with Antonio Brown describing a mental health facility as a “crazy house” Brown says the Bucs offered him $200K to get treatment pic.twitter.com/a13787hPtd — B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 26, 2022 ALL the latest Raiders...
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s office has turned off public comments on its social media posts because authorities said too many people are reporting crimes there rather than calling 911 or submitting tips through the agency’s website. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has for years maintained popular accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, capitalizing on the popularity it gained from the A&E show “Live PD” and securing a copyright for the hashtag #9pmroutine, which is a nightly reminder for people to lock up their cars and houses, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The agency has some 300,000 followers on Facebook and about 131,000 on Twitter, in a county with 583,000 residents. In a Facebook post on Monday, Sheriff Chris Nocco said they will no longer allow public comment out of fear that the agency could miss “life-or-death” information. “Social media was not designed for that purpose,” Sheriff Chris Nocco said the in the post. “To be clear, this was not a decision we take lightly.” The change was prompted after his three-member public information team began...
    A southern California school said it had disciplined a high school student for making "inappropriate and inflammatory racist comments" during a basketball game.  In a letter to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) community, Superintendent Crystal Turner said a Laguna Hills High School student made the comments, adding that the school would take action. CNN reported that the a Laguna Hills High School student made the comments to a Black basketball player during a game between Laguna Hills High School and Portola High School.  Sabrina Brown, the parent of the Portola player to whom the comments were targeted, posted a video in which the student can be heard saying, "Where is his slave owner?" "Chain him up" and other racist comments, CNN added.  "The student has been counseled, and immediate, appropriate consequences and discipline have taken place," Turner's letter said.  "Although apologies are necessary, they do not suffice," she added. "The words used by this student will never be acceptable. This is a learning opportunity for our school communities that there is ongoing work to be done in building...
    GETTY Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 23-17 in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. As the debate around the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo continues, the dialogue itself is heating up. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Mina Kimes and Stephen A. Smith drew attention for calling out and mocking Garoppolo for weighing down San Francisco in their quest for a Super Bowl. Kimes went as far as to say that Garoppolo is “the definition of being part of the group project that gets an A, while doing none of the work.” That specific comment was then shared by OurSF49ers on Instagram. This is where former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia comes in. Garcia was with San Francisco in the early 2000s, playing for the team for a total of five seasons and reaching three Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2002. View this post on Instagram A post shared by OurSF49ers (@oursf49ers) Garcia sounded off on...
    Fox News contributor Joe Concha criticized CNN's Jim Acosta after he compared Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to a Soviet-style leader. On "Fox & Friends First" Thursday, Concha ridiculed the liberal media host and dismissed him as an attention-seeking champion of hyperbole.  FACT CHECK: JIM ACOSTA'S CNN SPECIAL DIDN'T REACH ‘MILLIONS AND MILLIONS’ OF PEOPLE DESPITE ON-AIR CLAIM JOE CONCHA: Jim Acosta is the king of cheesy hyperbole. Let's just crown the guy right now. This is the same guy who said he had "marks on his back" from the Trump era. I'm not joking. That's an actual quote. This is the same guy who was guest hosting the 9:00 p.m. show for CNN this week and somehow is generating the lowest network for any show on that network despite being in the best time slot.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Acosta's show this week, by the way, is called "Democracy in Peril." It should be called Sanity in Peril because when you start comparing the Commonwealth of Virginia to a Soviet state, you've either A. never studied...
    (CNN)Gianni Infantino, the president of football's global governing body FIFA, has said his remarks about a biennial World Cup and bringing "hope" to refugees crossing the Mediterranean have been "misinterpreted."Speaking in an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Wednesday, Infantino spent the final part of his speech talking about FIFA and its "Future of Football" initiative.That initiative includes plans to host a World Cup every two years -- rather than four -- after the international match calendars for women's and men's football expire in 2023 and 2024 respectively. "This topic is not about whether we want a World Cup every two years, but about what do we want to do for the future of football," said Infantino, who went on to argue that, in Europe, it feels like the World Cup "takes place twice per week because the best players are playing [there]."He continued: "We need to find ways to include the entire world, to give hope to Africans so that they don't need to cross the Mediterranean in order to find, maybe, a...
    (CNN)A high school student in Orange County, California, was disciplined after making "inappropriate and inflammatory racist comments" toward a Black basketball player during a game last week, the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) said in a statement. In a video uploaded to social media by Sabrina Brown, who said she is the parent of the basketball player from Portola High School who was being targeted, an attendee of the game can be heard shouting, "Where is his slave owner?" "Chain him up" and other racist slurs. SVUSD Superintendent Crystal Turner issued a statement Tuesday in response to the incident at Laguna Hills High School.Read More "The language and connotations expressed by the words used do not represent the culture, attitudes, or feelings of the students and staff of LHHS, nor those of Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD)," Turner said.Students are fed up with racist slurs and bullying. Now theyre walking out of class Laguna Hills High School is taking action and the student who made the racist remarks "has been counseled, and immediate, appropriate consequences and discipline have...
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    Montana State basketball broadcaster Mark Martello was fired Monday for criticizing big cities such as Chicago and Portland for the liberal policies making them dangerous places to live. In a Monday statement, the school said that a decision had been made to remove Martello from the Learfield broadcast team and that he would be replaced by Zach Mackey — at least for the rest of the 2022 season. The school did not explain why Martello was fired, but he raised eyebrows for his comments during Saturday’s women’s basketball game between Montana State and Portland State. But Martello himself said that Learfield Vice President of Broadcast Operations Tom Boman fired him after Portland reporter Joe Terry tweeted about the broadcaster’s comments during the game. Made a reference to Portland being like the Southside of Chicago earlier in the game. Seems an odd place to fire off political tales but here we are. — Joe Terry (@joseph_terry) January 22, 2022 Martello, of course, could not deny the comments and took full responsibility for what he said. “I am taking responsibility for...
    A disabled man who is in a wheelchair and his able-bodied wife have stripped down to their underwear while opening up about their sex life and the ignorant comments they receive from men who insist she can't be sexually satisfied in their marriage.  Shane Burcaw, 29, and his wife Hannah, 26, reflected on their love story and the misconceptions they have faced as an interabled couple on the latest episode of StyleLikeU's What’s Underneath: Couples series.   The YouTubers, who document their lives on their popular 'Squirmy and Grubs' video channel, shared that the validity of their relationship is constantly being questioned by strangers, particularly heterosexual men.  'We definitely get a lot of comments from straight men thinking it's not fair that I'm with Shane, and that I should be with them,' Hannah told the cameras.  Scroll down for video   Shane Burcaw, 29, and his wife Hannah, 26, opened up about being in an interabled marriage on StyleLikeU's What’s Underneath: Couples series In the nearly 23-minute interview, Hannah removed both of their clothing, piece by piece, while sharing their love story and the misconceptions...
    Crown Media Holly Robinson Peete Fans, friends, and colleagues have been flocking to Hallmark star Alicia Witt, offering support after she shared a long post on social media detailing what happened to her parents. Among them was Hallmark star Holly Robinson Peete, who reminisced about a time that she met Witt’s father.Peete Said Witt’s Father Was ‘So Sweet’ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alicia Witt (@aliciawitty) In response to Witt’s post about her parents, Peete wrote, “We remember hanging with your dad at Super Bowl ????????he was so sweet.” She added in another reply, “Sending love to you, my friend ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.” Instagram Witt’s parents — Robert Witt, 87, and Diane Witt, 75, — were found dead in their home on December 20. Although the medical examiner has not shared an official cause of death yet, Witt did share that their heat had gone out and she had no idea that had happened. In her social media post, Witt revealed that she had tried to get her parents help for a long time, but...
    GOING to the gym should be a comfortable experience for everyone. However, when Libby Christensen was doing her daily work out, she was pleasantly surprised to see a man had NOT stared at her whilst she squatted. 4She often gets up at 4am to hit the gymCredit: instagram/libbychristensen 4Libby has built up her followers online to make it her full-time jobCredit: instagram/libbychristensen In a TikTok, which has 7 million views, Libby filmed herself using a squat machine, but it was the man that got caught at the side of the video that she chose to focus on. Over the video she wrote: "I just need to shout out the man behind me while I was hack squatting because I was so uncomfy that I was being stared down but very thankful that my booty was not his focus. "Watched this back & felt at ease," she said as she realised he was not staring at her during her workout. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED The video got over 15,000 comments, as many...
    A high school basketballer’s mom has demanded action after a student in the stands was recorded hurling racist comments at her son during a recent game. Sabrina Little-Brown shared the video on Instagram on Tuesday, describing how her son, Makai, was taken aback after he heard the comments while rewatching footage from a Friday night game “as he always does,” on Saturday morning before practice. In the video, a person can be heard saying, “Where is his slave owner?,” “Who let him out of his chains?,” “Chain him up,” and “He’s a monkey” as her son shoots free-throws. “He came into my room STUNNED,” Little-Brown wrote of her son who plays for Portola High School. “What he heard directed 100% to him is contained in this video, but these disgusting, racist insults continued throughout the entire game footage. Needless to say, our family is up in arms.” When reached by The Daily Beast on Wednesday, Laguna Hills High School athletic director Scott Wilford said administrators “have been investigating it all weekend and are still working on it.” Saddleback Valley Unified...
    THERE'S no need to panic. The skincare hack you need to reduce wrinkles has been shared and people are raving about the difference it's making. A self-proclaimed skin-theusiast has revealed her secret with her 45.5k followers. 3A skin-theusiast has revealed her magic formula to reduce the appearance of wrinklesCredit: TikTok / thechristaevelyn 3She claimed it's easy and effectiveCredit: TikTok / thechristaevelyn In the video, which has been viewed over 162.5k times, Christa Evelyn displayed an up-close picture of half her face, focusing on the wrinkles around her eye. Before revealing her secret, she goes on to reiterate how "easy and effective" this latest skincare hack is. While showing off a much smoother appearance, she revealed her magic formula: "Double Moisturizing." The majority of comments left couldn't believe the difference it's made on their skin after trying out the hack. One person said: "I’ve been double cleaning AND double moisturizing and it’s helped a lot!" Others were making recommendations for her skincare regimen. Most read in LifestyleOFF HEIR Spotify forced to 'seize control' of Harry & Meg's £500k-a-minute podcast flopNO...
    Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren appeared to say the quiet part out loud when she ridiculed the idea of a Black woman filling the soon to be empty Supreme Court Justice seat — now that Justice Stephen Breyer has announced his plans to step down. NBC’s Pete Williams broke the news on Wednesday morning that Breyer would soon retire from the highest court in the land, setting off a flurry of punditry, some of which, like this instance, seemed to be ill-prepared. Appearing on Fox News’ Outnumbered, Lahren’s comments followed Guy Benson’s suggestion of a well-known theory that President Joe Biden would likely fill an empty spot with a Black Female judge, which would be historic as no woman who identifies as Black has ever served on the Supreme Court. Host Harris Faulkner tossed to Lahren by reiterating some of the political analyses previously stated, noting, “It does give president Biden a win politically, but it doesn’t change some of the decisions potentially that might have a conservative majority on the court.” “We know what Joe Biden does best is placate to...
    A Finnish MP who previously served as the country’s Interior Minister has gone on trial for hate speech over an online post that included a bible verse. Päivi Räsänen, an MP for Finland’s Christian Democrats party, has gone on trial in a court in Helsinki for hate speech against LGBT+ people. The nation’s former interior minister had made comments online criticising the Finnish Lutheran Church for associating itself with a pro-LGBT event, saying that the church was “elevating shame and sin to a point of pride”. According to a report by AFP, a tweet posted on social media by the ex-minister was accompanied by a picture of a bible verse that described homosexuality as “shameful” and “unnatural”. Prosecutors have now claimed that Räsänen should be prosecuted over her remarks, the MP’s criticisms being an “affront to the equality and dignity of homosexuals”. The BBC reports that the Helsinki court will now be forced to decide whether citing a bible verse can be considered a crime in some scenarios. Activist Loses ‘Gay Marriage’ Cake Discrimination Case Involving Christian Baker https://t.co/KZ5mGSQAK0 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon)...
    Racist remarks made by a Laguna Hills High School student toward a Black player on the Portola boys basketball team circulated on social media in recent days. The remarks were made during the Laguna Hills and Portola varsity game Friday night at Laguna Hills High School. They were captured on a video shot by the Portola basketball program, which had a camera placed in the stands near a group of Laguna Hills fans. The comments were made about Portola senior guard Makai Brown, who is Black, as he shot free throws and at other points in the game. The comments directed toward Brown were heard clearly on portions of the video viewed by the Register. They included a series of racial epithets, including references to chains, slavery and an animal. The Saddleback Valley Unified School District notified the district community about the incident Tuesday night, saying that a student who made the comments had received “immediate, and appropriate consequences” and that “discipline have taken place.” The district statement said that “a thorough fact-finding process” had...
    A SINGLE man has provoked outrage online after he admitted he would leave his wife if she gained weight after giving birth. Anthony Cassanta is one third of the No Filter Podcast, where three men regularly air their ‘problematic’ views. 2Anthony Cassanta said he would leave his wife if she gained weight after giving birthCredit: Tik Tok/ nofilterpod_ 2In his podcast he said it was important for him to be 'sexually attracted' to his wifeCredit: Tik Tok/ nofilterpod_ And in a recent episode, Anthony shared his opinion on postpartum bodies and he was blasted as ‘moronic.’ Speaking in the clip, he says: “ If my wife lets herself go after I have kids with her, I’m gonna tell her, once, if you don’t get your s*** together… “I still want to be sexually attracted to my wife, my spouse but if you can’t  do that, I’m out.” He later confessed that “Fitness chicks are superior to any women.” The clip was shared by the trio on their TikTok account with the caption, “Is this too much?” In fact the men...
    LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- An investigation is underway after a Portola High School basketball player was the target of racist slurs during a game in Laguna Hills last week.According to a statement issued by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District on Tuesday, "inappropriate and inflammatory racist comments" were made by a Laguna Hills High School student during Friday's match-up against Portola.The student was attending the game and began making comments toward the Portola player."The language and connotations expressed by the words used do not represent the culture, attitudes, or feelings of the students and staff of LHHS, nor those of Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD)," said the district.The district said the Portola athlete has since been counseled and confirmed "immediate, appropriate consequences and discipline have taken place.""Although apologies are necessary, they do not suffice," said SVAUSD Superintendent Dr. Crystal Turner. "The words used by this student will never be acceptable. This is a learning opportunity for our school communities that there is ongoing work to be done in building continued mutual respect and understanding. Administrators from LHHS and...
    Cheryl Hines is taking issue with her husband's most recent comments on vaccine mandates. The 56-year-old actress is married to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 68, who has long been an outspoken critic of vaccines and mandates as the topic continues to be a divisive issue across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The attorney recently made headlines for invoking teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank into a conversation about vaccine mandates.  "Even in Hitler Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did," he said in a recent speech, footage of which went viral earlier this week on social media. "Today, the mechanisms are being put in place that will make it so none of us can run, and none of us can hide." RFK JR. 'WRONG' TO SPEAK AGAINST VACCINES, NIECE SAYS He has since apologized for the comments.  Fans were also quick to call upon Hines to speak out on the issue. "My husband’s opinions are not a reflection of my own," the"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star replied to one such...
    (CNN)"Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines has condemned her husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s comments about Anne Frank, who was murdered by Nazis as a teenager, which he made during a rally against vaccine mandates.Kennedy, a longtime opponent of vaccines, invoked Nazi Germany in his screed against vaccine mandates on Sunday, at the Lincoln Memorial, and suggested that Frank was better off than Americans whose jobs require them to get vaccinated. He later apologized for the reference."My husband's reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive," Hines tweeted on Tuesday. "The atrocities that millions endured during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinions are not a reflection of my own." Kennedy was one of several speakers at Sunday's anti-vaccine mandate rally who compared Covid-19 vaccine requirements in the US to Nazi Germany, CNN Politics reported. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. invokes Nazi Germany in offensive anti-vaccine speech"Even in Hitler Germany (sic), you could, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland. You could hide in an attic, like Anne Frank...
    CNN's @brianstelter on Biden's "stupid SOB" moment yesterday: "It's wrong no matter what." \n\nBut, he says, "It's also not the biggest story in the world. That's why I'm glad you didn't lead with it. It's not the most important thing in the world. We know Fox is gonna milk it."pic.twitter.com/FHW0c9fgio — The Recount (@The Recount) 1643113860 What happened when Trump was president? While speaking at a rally in March 2018, Trump called NBC News anchor Chuck Todd a "sleeping son of a bitch." At the time, Stelter claimed that Trump's comments increased risk of danger for journalists. "Calling a journalist a ‘son of a bitch?’ It was wrong when Trump was just a candidate, and it’s even worse now that he’s POTUS," Stelter posted in 2018. "These jabs expose journalists to threats and intimidation." Stelter acknowledged late Monday his comments from nearly four years ago. He called both instances "wrong." However, now that Biden is president, Stelter urged that Biden's insult must be understood in its "context" — a charitable attitude that he did not extend to Trump. In fact,...
    In this article SPOTNeil Young performs during the 30th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 23, 2016 in Mountain View, California.C Flanigan | FilmMagic | Getty ImagesNeil Young reportedly demanded Spotify remove his music over what he said was coronavirus vaccine misinformation spread on the streaming platform by star podcaster Joe Rogan, according to Rolling Stone. It's the latest public pushback against Rogan, who hosts Spotify's most popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience." Spotify acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the show in 2020 in a deal reportedly worth more than $100 million. Young posted an open letter to his management and record label on his website, Rolling Stone said, calling for a swift response. The letter has since been deleted. CNBC has not seen the original post and Young's music is still available on Spotify. "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines—potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them," Young's letter reportedly said. "With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted...
    Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines has distanced herself from the wild of comments her husband, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, who linked vaccine mandates to Anne Frank and the Holocaust. Hines, 56, said the opinions of Kennedy, 68, were 'not a reflection of my own' after he suggested vaccine mandates were worse than both the Holocaust and the experience Anne Frank had in hiding from the Nazis. The nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy faced backlash on Sunday for telling a crowd of anti-vaccine mandate protesters that life was like 'Hitler's Germany.'  When a Twitter user asked if Hines stood by her husband's views, she replied: 'My husband's opinions are not a reflection of my own. While we love each other, we differ on many current issues.' Actress Cheryl Hines (right) has tried to distance herself from her husband, Robert F. Kennedy Jr's (left) comments, that vaccine mandates were worse than both the Holocaust and the experience Anne Frank had in hiding from the Nazis Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke at a...
    After the Biden administration announced that several thousand American troops should be at-the-ready for a potential, accelerated movement in concert with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, "The Story" host Martha MacCallum pressed Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby on the specifics of the plan and whether it will actually deter Russian President Vladimir V. Putin from further invading Ukraine. Kirby, told Fox News on Monday that the current troops are part of what would be the U.S.' contribution to NATO, and that they would not be sent directly into Ukraine but instead to any number of neighboring countries that are currently NATO members. NATO members Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland all neighbor Ukraine to the west or southwest, while Latvia, Estonia and Norway directly border Russia. "[NATO has] a 40,000-force-strong response force. Some of it would be in a very-ready task force of about 20,000. So most of these troops would be our contribution. The United States' contribution to this NATO readiness force that would be on sort of a high alert inside the alliance," he said, reiterating that there has...
    MTV "Teen Mom 2" alum Jenelle Evans got into it with fans in the comments section on TikTok and claimed that the terms "Karen" and "white tears" were racist. “Teen Mom 2” alum Jenelle Evans got into it with fans in the comments section on TikTok and claimed that the terms “Karen” and “white tears” were racist. Evans has since disabled remarks on her page. According to Dictionary.com, “Karen” is slang “for an obnoxious, angry, entitled and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors.” The debate ignited after Evans resurfaced a clip from a “Teen Mom 2” reunion where host Nessa Diab called Evans out for comments she made about Colin Kaepernick, a civil rights activist and former quarterback.  “I am not racist,” Evans captioned the video. @jenellelevans Reply to @csmithmccord I said what I said… have a blessed day ????????‍♀️???? ♬ original sound – Jenelle Evans   “This had nothing to do with race,” Evans said about her negative comments on Kaepernick, who famously...
    Whoopi Goldberg pulled no punches Monday as she went off on comedian Bill Maher for saying he no longer wanted to live in a "paranoid world" when it came to the coronavirus pandemic.  "I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore, your masked paranoid world. You know, you go out, it’s silly now, you know, you mask, you have to have a card, you have to have a booster, they scan your head. Like you’re a cashier, and I’m a bunch of bananas. I’m not bananas. You are," Maher told a laughing audience during his show "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday. Bill Maher and Whoopi Goldberg (Reuters/Getty Images) BILL MAHER IDENTIFIES LEFT'S ‘ACHILLES HEEL’ IN WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW "The View" co-host lashed out at Maher, telling him to "stay away from everybody" if he decided he no longer wanted to follow any of the measures used to prevent spread of the virus, such as wearing masks, and argued he was forgetting that some at-risk people were still unable to get vaccinated.  "That’s not really funny to...
    The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg slammed Real Time host Bill Maher over his comments about the coronavirus. “I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore. Your masked paranoid world, you know, you go out. It’s silly now, you know, you mask, you have to have a card. You have to have a booster. They scan your head,” he said on HBO’s Real Time. “Like you’re a cashier and I’m a bunch of bananas. I’m not bananas. You are.” On Monday’s The View, following playing a clip of Maher’s remarks, Goldberg said: That’s not really funny to people who’ve lost their kids to this vaccine. Or people who lost family members or dear friends to this. It’s just, you know, listen. Nobody on the planet really wants to go through this. This is not something we’re doing because it’s, you know, sexually gratifying. This is what we’re doing to protect our families, and you don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody because if you are the one who’s not paying  attention, and you’re coughing and sneezing, you don’t want to — then stay out of the public, man. This is not — nobody wants this. I don’t want it, and I think he’s forgetting that people...
    CNN’s John Berman, Brianna Keilar, and S.E. Cupp tore into Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for comparing vaccine mandate opponents to Jews hiding from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Berman set the stage on New Day by warning viewers of the “deranged, dishonest, offensive” comments from Kennedy that he was about to air. The CNN host was referring to Kennedy’s speech in Washington where he dove into numerous conspiracy theories about how vaccine mandates were all part of a scheme involving satellites, Bill Gates, and 5G mobile networks to establish totalitarian control over society. “Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” Kennedy declared. “I visited in 1962 East Germany with my father and met people who had climbed the wall and escaped, so it was possible — many died doing it, but it was possible.” Kennedy’s comments drew widespread outrage on Sunday, along with numerous reminders that Frank was murdered by the Nazis when she and her family were discovered and sent to concentration camps. It was...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians spoke on the team’s heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked to be on the verge of cementing one of the best comebacks in playoff history. They tied the game up at 27 points apiece against the Los Angeles Rams, but a deep connection from Matthew Stafford to Cooper Kupp allowed Matt Gay to kick the game-winning, 30-yard field goal. After all of that, the Buccaneers are heading home. After the game, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians did not mince his words when making his opening statement to the media following the loss. You can take a listen, courtesy of The Athletic’s Greg Auman. “The finality of this game’s a bitch,” Bruce Arians says in his opening comments. pic.twitter.com/eSlOBETCym — Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 23, 2022 Bruce Arians speaks following the Buccaneers’s heartbreaking loss to Rams The Buccaneers looked like they were done once they trailed 27-3. The absence of right tackle Tristan Wirfs was monumental, as Los Angeles’ pass rush had a huge...
    The head of the German navy yesterday night resigned for saying Putin wants 'respect' and giving it to him would be 'low cost' after the nation was condemned for refusing to supply weapons to Kiev.  Speaking at an event in India on Friday, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.  Mr Schoenbach said of Russia's president: 'It's easy to give him the respect he wants, and probably deserves as well.' He also said Germany should partner with Russia as it is a Christian country. The Vice Admiral's comments were captured on video and caused anger in Ukraine with the foreign ministry summoning the German ambassador Anka Feldhusen to complain. This was to stress 'the categorical unacceptability' of the comments by Mr Schoenbach in which he also called Russian plans to invade Ukraine 'inept', the foreign ministry said.  Later, Mr Schoenbach announced his resignation. 'I have asked Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect,' vice-admiral Schoenbach said in a statement.  The German navy confirmed in a statement...
    Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came up short in the Divisional Round against the 49ers and the quarterback spoke on his much-discussed future after the loss.  Everything was set up for Aaron Rodgers’ proverbial “Last Dance” with the Green Bay Packers to not only end in victorious fashion but, perhaps more importantly to the Lambeau faithful, in a manner that might keep the future Hall of Fame quarterback around. They were the No. 1 seed in the NFC, had an improved defense, and seemed like the obvious favorites. Instead, things turned sour in an instant as it pertained to Green Bay’s Divisional Round matchup against the 49ers. Locked in a low-scoring slugfest, the tides turned with under five minutes in the fourth quarter as the Packers’ special teams issues resurfaced at the worst time when a blocked punt was recovered for a touchdown that locked the game at 10-10. Then, Rodgers was unable to do anything when he got the ball back, leading to the 49ers drive that set up the game-winning field goal as time expired. As has been discussed...
    The head of the German Navy is stepping down over controversial comments favorable to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I have asked Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect," Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement, according to Reuters. "The minister has accepted my request." FAMILIES OF US EMBASSY PERSONNEL IN UKRAINE ORDERED TO BEGIN EVACUATING AS SOON AS MONDAY: OFFICIALS MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 23: (RUSSIA OUT): Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference at the Moscow Manege, on December 23, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. More than 500 journalists were invited to Vladimir Putin's end-of-year marathon press conference. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) Schoenbach had come under fire over remarks made during a think-tank discussion in India on Friday where he suggested Putin deserves respect. "What he (Putin) really wants is respect," Schoenbach said. "And my God, giving someone respect is low cost, even no cost... It is easy to give him the respect he really demands - and probably also deserves." Schoenbach added that he believes Ukraine...
    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German navy resigned late Saturday after coming under fire at home and abroad for comments he made on Ukraine and Russia. Speaking at an event in India on Friday, vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach had said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Schoenbach also said it was important to have Russia on the same side against China, and suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved “respect.” His comments, captured on video, caused anger in Ukraine, which summoned the German ambassador to complain. They also sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. By late Saturday, Schoenbach had asked for his dismissal, saying he wanted to prevent further damage resulting to Germany and its military from his “ill-considered statements.” In a statement, the German navy said Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht had accepted Schoenbach’s resignation and appointed his deputy as interim naval chief. The German government has insisted that it stands united with its NATO allies on the issue of Russia’s military threat to Ukraine, warning that Moscow will...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper let out a telling laugh as he grilled White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about President Joe Biden’s press conference this week. Tapper interviewed Ms. Psaki on Thursday’s edition of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, and continued to obsess over a widely-criticized portion of Biden’s marathon press conference, which many misinterpreted as an attempt to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2022 midterms. After several minutes of questioning, Tapper flat-out gave Psaki the answer he was looking for, asking Psaki  “I mean, isn’t the correct answer, if this isn’t passed, do you believe the upcoming election will be fairly conducted and legitimate, isn’t the correct answer, yes, it will be fairly conducted and legitimate?” “That is his view, Jake,” Psaki answered, and reiterated her previous 5 or so answers on the subject. Tapper persisted, first acknowledging Republican voter suppression efforts, while also offering his own innocent explanation for some of it. “So, I get that there are efforts on the state level, because this is also what the president was trying to tie it...
    An Australian influencer has shared the 'crazy' editing that transformed a video of her body as she warns viewers not to trust everything they see online. Ariella Nyssa, 25, is a Sydney based body-positivity influencer with over 1.7 million followers across her TikTok and Instagram accounts. Earlier this week Ms Nyssa shared a video that revealed just how easy it is for social media influencers to lie about how they really look. She posted a TikTok clip that showed how one click of a button could shed kilos from her frame and totally transform her body. But in an instant, she proudly flashed back to how she really is without digital help. Scroll down for the video.  Earlier this week Sydney based body-positivity influencer Ariella Nyssa, 25, shared a video that showed how editing can drastically change your appearance in videos @ariellanyssa These apps are crazy and scary 沈 you are beautiful just the way you are queen #fyp #foryou #foryoupage inspo: @coraliekarczewski ♬ original sound - Tori 'These apps are crazy and scary,' she captioned the video. 'You are beautiful just...
    A mother-of-five has shared the 'f*****g cruel' comments she has received from online trolls after posting a photo of her stomach. Bethanie Garcia, a blogger and influencer from Arizona, recently shared a snapshot of herself wearing a black bra and matching underwear with her 208,000 Instagram followers.  The happy picture, which shows her holding her smiling toddler, was meant to promote self-love and body positivity, but critics took to the comments to slam her appearance.  Hurtful: Bethanie Garcia, a 27-year-old influencer from Arizona, shared the 'f*****g cruel' comments she received from online trolls after posting a snapshot of her stomach  Message: The happy picture, which shows her holding her smiling toddler, was meant to promote self-love and body positivity Garcia, 27, added some of the comments to her photo and reposted it this month, writing: 'When you stumble across 800+ comments of strangers tearing apart your looks, your morals, your ability to parent…all from a picture of your BELLY.' The callous messages came from both men and women who claimed her body was unattractive and shouldn't be celebrated.  'Be proud of...
    Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerSenators introduce bill aimed at protecting Ukrainian civilians Lawmakers press Biden admin to send more military aid to Ukraine Biden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions MORE (R-Miss.) said that “there was distress among Democrats and Republicans” after President BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE suggested during a lengthy press conference this week that Russia would face smaller repercussions for a "minor incursion" in Ukraine.   Following the remarks, the White House raced to quickly clarify the president's stance.  “I can tell you from private conversations that I had on the floor of the Senate shortly after the president's press conference, there was distress among Democrats and Republicans about what the president had said,” Wicker, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee told Greta Van Susteren in an interview to be aired on Sunday. “We know that it was a misstatement of American policy. I think one of your...
    (CNN)Police in Virginia said a woman has been charged after she claimed at a school board meeting she would show up with loaded guns if her children were required to wear masks at school.In the post on the department's Facebook page, authorities said Amelia King, 42 of Luray, was charged with making an oral threat while on school property Friday afternoon.A magistrate judge released her on a $5,000 unsecured bond.The board had been debating Covid-19 mitigation measures as the Omicron wave continues to cause significant community transmission, and in light of one of new Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin's executive orders.Virginia parents file lawsuit against Gov. Youngkin over executive order ending mask mandates in public schoolsOn January 15, his first day in office, Youngkin issued an executive order saying parents could decide whether their children had to wear face masks in school.Read MoreDuring the public comment section of the meeting, a response from one of the four Page County residents who spoke turned confrontational."My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on," King told the Board. "Alright?...
    "And what that means, Linsey, is we have to keep talking to members about federal legislation, that's essential," she explained, "that's something that can be permanent, that can make sure people's rights are protected, but we also need to make sure people are educated in states across the country about what their rights are." Liberals have lambasted both Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona for refusing to vote against the filibuster rule in order to pass bills through the Senate with a simple majority. Some reports show that other Democrats have expressed private anxiety about changing Senate rules so radically ahead of midterm elections as Republicans are poised to take back control of Congress. While some on the right mocked Psaki's suggestion to have a margarita, many on the left were furious at the advice from the White House. "Frustrated that the government is abandoning you to disease, climate disaster and tyranny? Throw back a margarita, hit a kickboxing class & then get back to work begging us to...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch Connell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way “outrageous.” “I’ve never been accused of this sort of thing before, and it’s hurtful and offensive,” he said. “And I think some of the critics know it’s totally nonsense.” Following a speech at the Kentuckians for Better Transportation’s annual conference in Louisville, the Republican leader said he misspoke at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday when he uttered words that caused an outcry on social media. The timing was also notable, coming the same day that McConnell engineered a filibuster to block voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy. He had said that “African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.” Instead, McConnell explained, he should have said the word “all” before “Americans.” On Friday, McConnell also defended his record on race by noting that he attended Rev. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. He also helped...
    They continue to compare public health measures to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on Thursday reportedly asked a group of Jewish people visiting the U.S. Capitol if they were there to do "reconnaissance," the latest in a series of recent comments by prominent Republicans that mock or are offensive to Jews. According to BuzzFeed News, the first-term lawmaker and QAnon conspiracy theorist later said the comment was a "joke" and added, "I'm too short to see anyone's yarmulkes." The same day, prominent GOP political consultant Dave Carney, who is currently the general strategist for New Hampshire Senate hopeful Chuck Morse, attacked the United Nations for passing a resolution condemning Holocaust denial on the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference at which Nazi officials set in motion their "final solution" that led to Third Reich's slaughter of millions of Jews during World War II. Carney, who has advised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), former Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, tweeted...
    A MUM has taken to Mumsnet to complain after her mother-in-law made repeated fat shaming comments about her 19 month old son. The woman posted on the website's Am I Being Unreasonable? forum as she explained: "Two weeks in a row now my MIL has told my 19 month old son that he’ll get fat if he keeps eating. 2The woman has complained after her mother-in-law fat shamed her 19 month old sonCredit: Getty "He’s not fat, nowhere near it, but even if he was I don’t think that she should be making such comments to someone at such a young age." She added that she "wants to ask" her mother-in-law to stop but isn't "sure how well it will go down or if I’m just being unreasonable". In the comments section, the majority of people agreed that the mother-in-law was being unreasonable making such comments. "My mum used to do things like this around my dd (dear daughter)," one person wrote. "I nipped it in the bud and told her politely but firmly that comments...
    More On: jen shah ‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah accuses Meredith Marks of having ’10 boyfriends’ Jen Shah claps back at criticism of her ‘RHOSLC’ reunion dress ‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah restrained in explosive fight with Lisa Barlow ‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah feels ‘like a piece of s–t’ amid legal drama Jen Shah blasted her “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” co-star Jennie Nguyen’s “horrible comments and posts” that have resurfaced on social media. “I rarely believe what I see or hear online. I know firsthand what it feels like to be judged without evidence or an admission of guilt,” Shah began her Instagram statement Thursday, alluding to her own legal troubles. “However, since my RHOSLC cast member has admitted that she made those horrible comments and posts, I must now stand up, on behalf of my husband and sons who are African American, to say that I am deeply offended by the racially insensitive posts and comments.” Shah, 47, called Nguyen’s actions online “infuriating,” as they “made a mockery of and showed complete apathy towards those killed marching to...
                 Over 1,300 public comments from “hundreds of parents, educators, superintendents, elected officials, business and community leaders, and citizens from across the state” have been posted in response to a potential new school funding formula, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) said in a Wednesday statement. “Tennesseans recognize what a historic moment in time this is for education in our state, and I want to thank those who submitted public comments as part of our engagement process on a potential new funding formula for Tennessee’s public schools,” TDOE Commissioner Penny Schwinn said. She added, “As has been shared in subcommittee meetings, at town halls, on social media, and at local meetings, a new public education funding formula for Tennessee must be centered around our students so that we can ensure our children can thrive in the classroom and be successful after high school.” Earlier this month, the Department of Education released a draft of the new funding formula “informed by input of thousands of Tennesseans.” The new funding plan said it had to be “Strategic for all students (student-based;...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., made a series of bizarre remarks to a group of Jewish visitors at the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning, BuzzFeed reported, asking them if they were doing "reconnaissance" while stopping to look them over "from head to toe." "You know, I'm not sure to be offended or not," one rabbi present for the incident told the outlet, adding that he was "very confused." The people in question were meeting with Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis, and wearing yarmulkes, a traditional Jewish headwear. The person coordinating the visit was also Orthodox and wears a traditional beard, according to BuzzFeed. Boebert claimed that she was making a joking reference to her own mysterious Capitol visit, which came just three weeks before the attempted Jan. 6 insurrection. Salon exclusively reported at the time that Boebert hosted several guests on a Dec. 12, 2020 tour of the complex — despite the fact that she was not yet a member of Congress, and the building was closed to visitors at the time....