Jimmy Kimmel Fights Tears As He Calls Out Trump In Plea Against Gun Violence

Despite the fact that Cruz was reported to authorities several times, and was even not allowed to bring a backpack to school after making threats and jokes about committing acts of violence, Donald Trump responded to the shooting by saying that Cruz just needed to be reported to the authorities…more.

Trump chalked the act of violence up to “mental illness,” which, in my opinion, is par for the course for NRA-backed politicians whenever someone commits an act of terrorism who isn’t an immigrant or Muslim. Despite the fact that Trump seemed to be disturbed by Cruz’s mental illness that may have led him to murder 17 high schoolers, Trump still revoked a law implemented by Obama that would halt the sales of firearms to the mentally ill.

Many people were underwhelmed by Trump’s response to the shooting, saying that it was unfair to put the onus on children and school administrators, especially when Cruz’s behavior was reported several times.

Some pointed out that although Trump is quick to tweet out anti-Islamic fake news stories, he’s not so quick to confront the elephant in the room: there have been an overwhelming amount of mass shootings and acts of terrorism that are carried out by U.S. citizens – the majority of them white males.

Late show host Jimmy Kimmel responded to Trump’s reaction to the shooting and echoed the sentiments of many Americans: that the lack of stricter gun regulations are largely contributing to the string of violent attacks on civilians in our nation.

Kimmel’s big gripe was Trump and many GOP lawmakers’ gut-reaction: which is to blame “mental illness” and not gun laws on the attack.

“You like to say this is a mental health issue but one of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to actually roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health. So, I agree, this is a mental illness issue because if you don’t agree we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill.” 

He also called out the lack of any real action being taken by certain politicians…

Something that New York Daily News called attention to this past Valentine’s Day when they revealed what all of the politicians are getting paid from the NRA for their support of the organization.

Former presidential hopeful Marco Rubio issued a canned non-response after the shooting in the school, acting as if it was something he couldn’t have at least helped to prevent.

But people reminded him of his affiliation with the National Rifle Association.

From 1999 until now, Rubio’s reportedly made $ 3.3 million from the group.

When Kimmel had finished calling out Trump and other lawmakers for their lack of action, he urged viewers to visit everytown.org. The site helps put people in touch with their local politicians and be vocal about the changes they want to see in US gun law.

Florida Sheriff of Broward County, Scott Israel, also called out lawmakers insisting that stricter gun regulations be written into law. He specifically pointed out Trump’s decision to allow the mentally ill to purchase firearms.

How many more young people needs to die before any meaningful change is enacted?

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'Cards Against Humanity' Buys Land To Prevent Trump's Border Wall

Cards Against Humanity’s been known for its huge publicity stunts. Like when the company dug a giant hole to represent the bleakness of the 2016 election.

And when they raised the price of their game by $ 5 on Black Friday 2016, resulting in a sales spike.

The company’s latest stunt, however, might be its biggest yet. To make a point to Donald Trump (and gain some serious publicity) the game manufacturer reportedly decided to purchase a plot of land right along the U.S. border to try and stop Donald Trump from building the wall.

As part of this year’s Black Friday promotion, “Cards Against Humanity Saves America” debuted with a press release directly aimed at Donald Trump in an attempt to foil one of his earliest campaign promises.

As per the company’s official statement, the “Saves America” edition of the game comes with a few special goodies.

People were smitten not only with the idea, but the promotional video associated with the special Black Friday edition of the game.

Fans also were stunned about the amount of planning and thought that went into the company’s idea.

Potential buyers who live outside the states came up with a great shipping idea to help Cards Against Humanity get their point across.

And the company might be getting political, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their edge, either.

People are already gifting the special edition to their friends.

It’s pretty surprising, considering such scathing and righteous political moves are being made by a company that makes a game that’s about being as vulgar, gross, and nihilistic as possible.

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People Are Rising Up Against Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Wrappers–And It's About Time

John Haltiwanger is a reporter for Newsweek who specializes in foreign affairs and defense.

And, now, candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are among the finest of the Halloween delights, a prized commodity when it comes to post-trick-or-treat trading. And yet, they have a flaw. Not a fatal flaw, but something that’s bothered us for the 89 years this candy has been on the market. 

Seriously. What the heck, Reese’s? Why do your cups have such a hard time letting go of the pointless paper wrappers? How has this been an issue for longer than Mickey Mouse’s career?

Maybe for their centennial Reese’s will finally give us a working paper wrapper. 

H/T: Twitter

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Twitter Comedian Uses President Trump's Own Words Against Him–And It's Not Good

Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, but President Trump didn’t bother to mention the storm for five days. Puerto Ricans are standing in line for food, water, and gas, and 95% of the island remains without electricity. On Friday, San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz unleashed a withering, emotional plea for immediate help.

Cruz said, “We are dying. What we are going to see is something close to a genocide.”

Not surprisingly, President Trump took the mayor’s desperate cry for help as personal criticism, because this administration has no concept of compassion, empathy, or responsibility for fellow Americans.

Trump attacked Cruz in a series of childish tweets that alternate between defensive and aggressive:

That’s the mayor wading through a flood of sewage in her own city with a bullhorn looking for people in need.

Are we tired of winning yet?

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Olympian Mo Farah Emotionally Speaks Out Against Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. 

One of those countries is Somalia, where the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history was born. Mo Farah, who moved to the United Kingdom as a child, won two gold medals at Rio, and now lives in the United States. 

The problem? If he leaves, he might not be allowed to return. Students, green card holders, and people here on work visas are all being advised to stay in the country for the duration of the ban since there’s no guarantee they’ll get back into the country. 

The Olympian decided to take to Facebook to voice his displeasure, in a post that has been shared more than 100,000 times in just a few hours. He wrote:

“On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.”

“I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years – working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home. Now, me and many others like me are being told that we may not be welcome. It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home – to explain why the President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.”

“I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood. My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation.”

Commenters were full of praise for the Olympian.

One wrote: “You have made me proud to be British on many an occasion. I hope we can make you proud of us by standing up against this great wrong being done to so many.”

Thankfully, a federal judge has granted a nationwide stay of removal for now, but we’re sure this saga is far from over. 

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Nationwide Protests Against Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Start Off Their First Day With A Victory

One day after Trump signed his executive order banning all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, citizens around the country flooded their local airports to protest and the ACLU was in court to argue that the executive order was unconstitutional and un-American.

Students, green card holders, and people here on work visas were all advised to not leave the country following the executive order, and people who were on airplanes on their way here were told they couldn’t enter once they landed.

This morning, protesters from all over the country flooded their local airports to express their concerns over the detainment of immigrants and refugees that were previously cleared to enter the country.

Governor Cuomo of New York released a statement in support of the protesters and detained refugees that were in JFK Airport.

The largest taxi union in New York City also voiced their concerns with Trump’s Muslim Ban, reminding him that they’ve been on the receiving end of government sponsored bigotry in the past.

Lawyers flooded JFK Airport to help those being detained.

And while the lawyers were hammering away, citizens in other states made sure to make their voices heard at their airports.

And then there was hope.

It’s worth noting that the stay will not affect people who haven’t already made their way here and that anyone planning on traveling is simply going to be prevented from doing so, as this affects people who were already in the air while the order was signed.

Many celebrities voiced their opinion on Trump’s ban, but some of the strongest voices came from Silicon Valley’s tech CEOs.



Quip, a Salesforce company.


And Twitter, including a tweet from CRO Jack Dorsey and the official Twitter account.

Netflix, Lyft, Uber, Apple, Google, Tesla, and a host of other companies joined in the condemnation of the grossly un-American order issued by Trump, and they have made it clear that they’re in it for the long haul.

Power to the people.

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Women Of Color Are Obliterating Delta For Discriminating Against A Doctor Onboard

As if the state of race relations in the United States wasn’t dismal enough, Delta Airlines royally screwed up last weekend by nearly letting a passenger die — all because the flight crew refused to believe that Dr. Tamika Cross, a young woman of color, was an actual doctor who could come to said passenger’s aid. 

Cross’ Facebook post about the blatant discrimination has since gone viral, receiving over 40,000 shares and endless comments. 

Now people, particularly women of color in the medical field, are showing their support for Cross (and teaching Delta a lesson) by posting photos of themselves at work with the hashtag #WhatADoctorLooksLike. 

Whether they’re wearing the coat…

…Or regular clothes (they don’t always wear the doctor outfit ~sarcastic gasp~). 

Also, it looks like Delta’s over 150 years overdue on figuring this out. 

So, Twitter kept on coming with the examples. 

And even tried to put it in terms that Delta might understand.  

…Because this SHOULD NOT be necessary. 

So Delta (and everyone) take Twitter’s sage advice: 

And may all women of color, especially those in the medical field, remember: 

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