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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

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There’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump’s outspoken criticism against athletes who don’t stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution […]

The outrage about the Women’s Convention misses a key point

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Image: early gibson III/WireImage It’s October 2017 and some fights just won’t die.  Take a look at the most recent intra-resistance clash. In September, organizers of the Women’s March announced that they’d decided to designate the theme of their upcoming convention as the famous Maxine Waters’ quote “Reclaiming Our Time.” The all-powerful Congresswoman would be featured as headliner.  The convention only generated modest amounts of buzz until recently, when organizers revealed that they had invited Senator Bernie Sanders to deliver an opening night speech on October 27th. Cue the hot takes. SEE ALSO: The Resistance is now a lifestyle brand […]

Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir reveals his key to good vibes

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Image: mcdonald’s / ebay listing The Season 3 finale might be hours away, but an even bigger day is still ahead for Rick & Morty fans. On Oct. 7, for one day only, McDonald’s will let all comers sample a bit of that sweet, sweet Szechuan sauce. The Holy Grail of Mickey D’s condiments was a punchline way back in April, when Rick & Morty‘s Season 3 premiere streamed for just 48 hours, starting on April Fool’s Day. SEE ALSO: This is the fanciest McDonald’s burger box we’ve ever seen A few months later when Season 3 kicked off in […]

After Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico, Mayor of San Juan wears a ‘NASTY’ T-shirt in a TV interview

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Whoever is responsible for the Mayor of San Juan’s T-shirt collection, we’d like to take this time to thank you. Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, not one to mince her words or protest T-shirts, wore a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words “NASTY” on it to a Univision interview Wednesday morning. Yulín Cruz’s T-shirt appears to have been in response to Trump’s tweets about her on Saturday, as well as his spectacularly tone deaf visit to the island yesterday. SEE ALSO: Here’s where Trump spent the past 10 days as Puerto Rico collapsed Here’s what Yulín Cruz had to say of […]

Dude smoking a cigarette at a gas station gets a rude awakening

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If there’s anywhere you shouldn’t smoke, it’s at a gas station.  A dude enjoying a cigarette at his car at a gas station in Sofia, Bulgaria received a healthy dose of instant karma when he apparently refused to extinguish his butt when asked.  SEE ALSO: How the ‘GoT’ finale delivered one of the series’ most satisfying deaths In the clip, the young man can be seen smoking next to his car and briefly arguing with someone off camera. Then, the gas station attendant slowly approaches the pump and calmly removes a fire extinguisher from its holder. Without warning, he then […]

Bear on couch too damn chill to eat you

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Image: courtesy of mandy stantic Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much. Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she discovered the bear just lounging. SEE ALSO: Man’s encounter with bears is the most Canadian thing you’ll ever see “The bears are always very active at the dump. This one […]

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are reportedly engaged

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Image: FilmMagic After Game of Thrones brought them together, they’re now making it official: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are reportedly engaged. People reported the news on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Jon Snow and Ygritte’s glorious, IRL love: a timeline Harington and Leslie have been publicly dating since 2016, though People notes that they’re rumored to have started dating as early as 2012.  The pair’s onscreen counterparts, Jon Snow and Ygritte, were a beloved TV couple before the death of Leslie’s character in season 4. Since taking their romance public, Harington and Leslie have opened up about their relationship. During a […]

Frida the Mexican Labrador retriever has rescued 52 people during natural disasters like the Oaxaca earthquake

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In the wake of two harrowing earthquakes in Mexico, the story of local rescuer — a Labrador retriever named Frida — serves as a small comfort.  A canine rescuer belonging to the Mexican navy (SEMAR), Frida recently made headlines for her recent contributions to search and rescue missions following natural disasters in her country.  SEE ALSO: Here’s how to help Mexico after another deadly earthquake Su valiosa ayuda y amor por el ser humano, hacen que de su máximo esfuerzo para salvar vidas #perrosrescatistas pic.twitter.com/jpidngFREV — SEMAR México (@SEMAR_mx) September 21, 2017 Following the deadly earthquake that struck Oaxaca earlier […]

Flower girl’s extremely relatable provides the perfect opportunity for a Photoshop battle

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You can always rely on kids to express how they really feel. As a result of them showing off their true character, they are the perfect candidate for Photoshop battles.  SEE ALSO: Little boy walks dog in astronaut costume, becomes instant Photoshop battle star PsBattle: Flower Girl at Wedding from photoshopbattles Complete same, little girl. It didn’t take Reddit long before coming up with epic Photoshop battles for this flower girl face-palming reaction at a wedding and they do not disappoint. Steve Harvey made a terrible mistake again.  Image: MrTechnohawk Zoom in for a hidden surprise.  Image: jwaterworth (Spoiler Alert: […]

President Trump uses Texas tragedy to help promote his crappy merch

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Image: CHARLIE BLALOCK/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Say what you will about Trump: the man never misses an opportunity to use a national tragedy for personal gain. Three times in the past two days, the president has been spotted wearing his campaign’s own “USA” hat while in public settings. Trump has come under fire for turning the Texas emergency into a fundraising opportunity for his war chest. SEE ALSO: Trump sends out fundraising email in middle of Texas emergency because *bangs head on desk* The USA hat in question is currently available for $40 on Trump’s campaign website. While some see it as a […]