Have Christmas decorations gone too far? NEVER. In fact, it's time to take things to the next level. Firebox, a company which sells "Unusual Gifts for People with Imagination," has just come out with a product that's sure to spread the yuletide cheer: Christmas lights made specifically for your beard!
How do you commemorate one of the most beloved and resilient members of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg? If you have the sense of humor of Saturday Night Live, you do it with a rap of course.
RBG Rap - SNL www.youtube.com
On a recent episode of SNL, the cast paid tribute to the informally named "Notorious RBG" with a pre-recorded segment. The music video was a rap performed by Pete Davidson and Chris Redd. The song parodied Sheck Wes' breakout hit "Live Sheck Wes", changing the song to be about the Brooklyn-born Supreme Court Justice.
The Notorious RBG is here!
The song describes many genuine accomplishments of the famous associate justice, including graduating at the top of her class, two movies about her life in 2018, and her famous focus on exercise following a cancer diagnosis in 1999.
As Redd and Davidson rap about Ginsburg, McKinnon reprises her impression of RBG. Probably the best part of the video, McKinnon portrays the justice as the pop culture icon Ginsberg has become. From using a slab of meat as a punching bag, to pulling pranks on other justices, McKinnon seems to be having a blast.
People really needed this tribute.
The video comes after news of Ginsburg falling and breaking three ribs, leading to an outpouring of support. The Supreme Court Justice was hospitalized temporarily, and quickly released so she could return to work.
Sometimes people don't understand rhetorical nuance.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA15) has already been talking about a potential 2020 presidential bid. Swalwell will be 40 on inauguration day 2020. Should he win the democratic nomination and eventually the Presidency, he would become the youngest person ever to be elected to the office. The current record holder is JFK who took the oath at the age of 43. Theodore Roosevelt became President at the age of 42, but he was not elected at that point. He assumed office after President McKinley was assassinated.
In preparation for a potential White House bid, Swalwell has been outlining his policy positions. Most recently, he published an op-ed in USA Today outlining his views on gun control.
The lede reads...
"Ban assault weapons and buy them back. It might cost $15 billion, but we can afford it. Consider it an investment in our most important right, the right to live."
Of course, the article immediately made the rounds in conservative circles, and InfoWars blogger Joe Biggs had this to say in response...
And Swalwell responded...
To which Biggs said...
But Swalwell quickly pointed out that he was referring to the erroneous anti-gun control position that says they're needed to fight back if the government becomes tyrannical.
Swalwell's point is that open and unrestricted gun sales won't help anyone fight the government if it becomes tyrannical because the government's military resources far outpace guns. In effect, that argument in favor of lax gun restrictions should be thrown right out the window.
But still, former Republican congressman Joe Walsh couldn't resist jumping in the fray.
To which Swalwell was quick to respond...
Walsh pulled back slightly on the forcefulness, however still blasted Swalwell's proposed policy.
And despite the fact that Walsh acknowledged that Swalwell was being sarcastic, he still went on the air on his radio show and talked about the second amendment being the most important one. He went on to say that this is especially true after a 'sitting congressman sarcastically threatened to nuke fellow Americans over it.'
We think we can take a guess at one of the questions Rep. Swalwell will be asked in the Democratic primary debates.
How is it possible we didn't know this? It seems iPhones are full of surprises and one recent discovery has Apple users dancing a sweet jig.
If you've never heard of Katie Hopkins, conservative U.K. "media personality and conspiracy theorist," prepare for a nauseating introduction. Hopkins is known across the pond for her intolerant rhetoric and baseless accusations made in support of her conspiracy-related beliefs. On November 12, she tweeted the following bigoted nonsense: