The GOP Just Tried To Write A Tweet Aimed At Teens–It Didn't Go So Well

Generally, younger voters do not concern themselves too much with taxes. So it was a bit puzzling when the Republican Party decided to use Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal to try to appeal to a younger audience. 

Seriously, you have to watch this thing:

Chad is a real Debbie Downer.

Writer Parker Molloy quickly picked up on the GOP’s marketing tactic and satirized it:

And soon the entire Internet was on board:

You know when you were a teenager and you just had the burning desire to text your friends about tax reform?

I mean, his name is Chad…

But, come on GOP, you’re going to have to try a little harder than that.

Considering all the xenophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia, you’re really not gonna attract the kids with Chad texting about tax reform out of the blue.

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Trump Supporters Tried To Boycott Stephen King’s ‘IT’—It Didn’t Work Out So Well

Famed horror author Stephen King has had a shaky relationship with President Trump and his supporters for some time now.

Unafraid of tackling Trump’s policies, King even managed to get himself blocked on Twitter by the President in August, prompting him to “ban” Trump from seeing two of his then-upcoming movies: ITandMr. Mercedes:

In retaliation, Trump supporters took to Reddit to organize a boycott ofIT:

Many users were down for the boycott:

Although others wanted to see it as long as no money went to King:

In the end, though, their boycott attempt was a total bust. IT has become a runaway smash hit, opening with a massive $ 123 million haul over the weekend in the U.S., according to Variety, and is expected to rake in an additional $ 62 million in foreign markets.

In fact, it’s on track to become the biggest opening weekend ever for a supernatural or horror film.

But that didn’t stop King fans from trolling Trump and his followers:

Given the horrors the country has already seen, perhaps there’s a certain clown that could step in for Trump:

Next time, don’t mess with King:

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Joel Osteen’s Church Tried To Collect Money From Harvey Victims During Service

Pastor/founder/millionaire Joel Osteen caved to public pressure last week and opened his Lakewood Church to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

But Osteen is in hot water again after footage emerged of church ushers collecting donations from storm victims.

Dedicated to hurricane victims in the audience, the service includes Lisa Osteen Comes asking people affected by Harvey to stand up:

Many people in the audience do stand, and their fellow churchgoers pray for them:

Almost all experts agree that recovery from a disaster of this magnitude will be both slow and hard.

Comes tells worshipers that recovery from Harvey will not be slow or hard, but quick! And easy!

As soon as Comes finishes praying for the victims of the hurricane, ushers begin passing out collection plates so the people of Houston may donate to the church. Many of those people have lost their homes to the record floodwaters, while Osteen’s net worth is estimated at $ 40–70 million. 

Watch the whole video:

Joel Osteen’s eye is always on the bottom line: how much money can we make and what do we have to say to make it?

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Eric Trump Tried To Mock CNN, But They Had The Receipts

The feud between the Trump family and CNN isn’t exactly new. 

When President Trump isn’t tweeting #fakenews at CNN, he’s reposting shady GIFs and degrading images:

So when President Trump pledged $ 1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund, I guess it was inevitable that Eric Trump, now executive VP of The Trump Organization, would take to social media to go after the network.

Eric Trump taunted CNN on Twitter:

The news outlet fired back at Eric Trump, with receipts and time stamps of how they had already reported Trump’s pledge.

And his tweet backfired… hard:

No one knows the Trump family’s real reason was for tweeting CNN, but we know that Hurricane Harvey is nothing to joke about. 

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H/T: Twitter, Mashable, Indy100

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Trump Just Tried Lying About His Twitter Followers–It Didn't Work

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The old saying “Size Doesn’t Matter” is a phrase that Donald Trump doesn’t seem to ever agree on. Whether it be the size of his fortune or the size of the turn out to his Inauguration, Donald tends to exaggerate a bit. With his recent tweet about the size of his social media following, I decided to dust off my old calculator and cross reference the numbers.

Earlier today, Donald Trump tweeted once again about “Fake News Media” and included the number of his social media following.

Something didn’t seem right so let’s put that number to the test!

Let’s start with his Twitter numbers. He has 32,427,507 followers on Twitter.

Social Media Followers Subtotal: 32,427,507. (There always has to be a starting number!) 

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What do all those numbers add up to? 

Total Social Media Followers: 62,989,048

That doesn’t look like 100 million to me. If we really wanted to get down to nitty-gritty, we could add the @POTUS twitter and facebook numbers (18,836,758 and 1,726,342 respectively), but that still only makes 83,552,148.

Keep in mind, social media is constantly changing. In the future, Trump could be right. He could have 100 million followers. But as of right now, I can put my calculator down and say, “Donald Trump, you’re wrong.”

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Tomi Lahren Just Tried Comparing Comey's Testimony To Benghazi, And It Didn't Go So Well

While former FBI Director James Comey testified today, conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren weighed in on his testimony the night previous.

Tomi tweeted this many hours before Comey even sat down with the Senate.

Never mind the fact that the possibility of a President being brought into power by foreign meddling, and then that same President seeking to stop the public from discovering this, is a serious matter.

Nope! This was not and is not important to Lahren. 

Also, never mind the fact that Hillary and Benghazi were investigated to infinity and beyond. That doesn’t matter to Lahren, either.

Twitter, however, did not let Lahren get away with her over-simplified comparison.

Even that’s being generous…

Facts have NO place here!

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Jake Tapper Just Lost It Live On TV When Nikki Haley Tried Defending President Trump

We can all agree Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Accords was quite the shocker. Nikki Haley appeared on State of the Union defending his decision. Her comments were so comical, Jake Tapper could only laugh and point out Trump’s climate views are a “big box of crazy”.

Nikki Haley has a tough job. We all have to deal with the decisions Trump makes, but Haley is one of the people who has to stand up and  defend those decisions.

Jake Tapper started his questions about the Paris Accords by bringing up one of Trump’s tweets from several years ago. Trump claimed global warming made up by the Chinese.

Haley defended  Trump and claimed that the Paris Climate Accords was no good for  American businesses. “The jobs were not attainable as long as we had to live under those regulations. It wasn’t possible to meet the conditions under the Paris agreement.”

Without a beat, Tapper points out that the Paris Climate Accords, regulations included, were created and installed by American under President Obama’s administration. 

Haley fumbles her words. It appears she’s about to blame the rest of the world, but catches herself. She peddles back and blames Obama for the regulations.

This causes Tapper to not only laugh but to call Nikki out. He points out how Haley is avoiding the question and actually says, “Calling climate change a Chinese hoax is a big box of crazy.”

Haley proceeds to say that Trump believes that climate is changing but never indicates whether or not he believes in climate change.

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Sean Spicer Just Tried To Blame Hillary Clinton For A Trump Problem, And Nobody's Having It

Sean Spicer Just Tried To Blame Hillary Clinton For A Trump Problem, And Nobody’s Having It

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is one of the special treasures to come out of President Donald’s Presidency. It’s not his lies or his hysterical method of delivering half-truths. It’s Spicer’s conviction, his belief that what he’s reporting is factual and everyone is wrong if you think he’s wrong.

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Spicey’s most recent farce was, surprisingly,not him hiding in the bushes to avoid questions, but rather misspeaking about former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. When asked about Yates’ political ties and preferences during President Donald’s presidency and why she was fired, he said:

[She is] someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president’s agenda. Who, a couple days after this first conversation took place, refused to uphold a lawful order of the president. Who is not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda… We did what we were supposed to do. The president made, ultimately, the right decision… [She was] appointed by the Obama administration and a strong supporter of Clinton.

“[She was] appointed by the Obama administration and a strong supporter of Clinton.”

This definitely got Twitter talking.

While President Obama did appoint Yates to Deputy Attorney General in 2015, before she was a U.S. Attorney General for Georgia, appointed by George W. Bush. Even before that, she had a career with the Justice Department stretching back years.

Of course, Spicer didn’t stop there in his claims about Yates’ loyalties.

And if that wasn’t enough, Spicer repeated previous statements that Sally Yates simply gave the White House a “heads up” in regards to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.

What a treasure.

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This Koala Broke Into A Woman's Home And Tried To Pole Dance

Thanks to all those seasons of Law and Order: SVU, pretty much everyone is terrified of finding an intruder in their home. Unless, of course, the assailant is cute and furry. Nikki Erickson, an educator and competitive pole dancer from Australia, came face- to-face with a pretty cute trespasser in her home a little over a year ago— but she just released a throwback video of the incident. And the Internet cannot get enough. 

The video that Erickson uploaded to Facebook features a sneaky Koala who broke into her house…and tried its hand at pole dancing. 

The unexpected visitor actually showed up at a good time. Erickson returned from a long day at work was ready to “dance the shitty day away” when she bumped into the cute little intruder. Apparently, the koala was a well-behaved house guest: it “sat there while [I] talked to her and took photos and did not growl once,” she wrote on Facebook.

Naturally, the video has been shared 2,000 times. 

Now, we don’t mean to make generalizations about the species as a whole, but it seems that koalas probably aren’t natural pole dancers.

“She wasn’t so impressed with my shiny slippery chrome tree,” Erickson wrote. But the performance certainly made her day.

Unfortunately, the koala couldn’t stay forever. 

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According to the Huffington Post, the little goofball was rescued by Queensland’s Daisy Hill Conservation Park and named Larissa. “They made sure she was okay and in good condition, then released her,” Erickson said. Larissa even made the Conservation Park’s staff Christmas card. Because it’s hard to top a pole dancing koala. 

“I will never forget this day,” Erickson wrote. 

We understand. It’s hard to forget your first koala pole dance performance. (h/t mashable)

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This Bridezilla Tried To Get Her Bridesmaids To Pay For Her $10,000 Dress

We’ve all dealt with bridezillas. But an anonymous bridesmaid recently took to Mamamia to share the insane demands that her friend Caroline made of her bridesmaids. She starts:

At first, I thought Carol was just being a little overzealous when the group emails asking for input on everything from bridesmaid dress colors, hairstyles, makeup looks, bridal dresses, buttonholes for the groomsmen (something I had to Google) and table decorations came flooding through, quickly taking up a large chunk of my day.

Then she started turning into a bridezilla…

During one particularly busy Friday at work – I’m a high school English teacher, so there’s not a lot of down time – I checked my email during a short break between morning classes.

“Hey Hayley, How’s it going? I need some cake-maker suggestions by COB today please, Jase and I really want to get a wriggle on with this and need the contact details, price brackets, flavours and an idea of how prestigious the vendor is – in a table would be great. Excel is probably best please. Thanks!”

I had to read the email about three times to gauge what she was asking me. After the third disbelieving scan, I felt my blood start boiling.

Was she serious?!

“I have a full time job, for crying out loud, how am I meant to get all this info by then?” I thought, panicked.

But she still did as Caroline asked, cancelling her Saturday plans to get her the information…

Surely it’d be OK if I got the information to her over the weekend? I wanted to be a good bridesmaid but what was she going to do with wedding cake information on a Friday evening? I decided to hedge my bets and replied with my plan to have the info to her the following day, apologising and saying that it was a busy day. Of course she’d be okay with that, wouldn’t she?

After no reply from the bride-to-be, I carried on with my day. On Saturday morning I cancelled my breakfast plans, instead researching Tasmanian wedding cake-makers (she’d decided to have a picturesque destination wedding) that might be suitable. I sent it through to her and had a reply almost immediately.

“Thanks for this, would’ve been really helpful to have it yesterday when specified but I appreciate it.”

Ouch. I put it down to “bridal stress” and got back to my normal life, hoping she wasn’t too mad at me.

But things got even worse, when Caroline fell in love with a dress that cost twice her budget – $ 10,500.

A couple of months later – after three consecutive weekends of searching for bridal and bridesmaid dresses (that ended up costing us all $ 550, mind you) – came the clincher.

Caroline had finally found a stunning satin Marchesa wedding dress that she looked perfect in. The only problem was it cost twice her dress budget – $ 10,500. After many “dooo itttt, you should totally splurge, you only get married once” reassurances for her many bridesmaids, she decided to purchase it.

“Thank the lord, now I can have my weekends back,” I thought to myself, breathing a sigh of relief despite feeling a little guilty about it.

That night, my inbox pinged again with another of the group emails from Caroline that I’d started to dread. The subject line was “Bridesmaid dress contribution” and it made me break out into a cold sweat.

Yes, she wanted the bridesmaids to help pay for her dress.

The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she’d splurged on the dress. That it was “totally fine if you can’t” but she would really love if we could “pitch in” around $ 150 each towards her “dream dress”. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in.

Yes, she was essentially asking her bridal party to chip in for her dress. As well as our own outfits, accommodation, the hen’s party, bridal shower and the three spa days she wanted us to plan prior to thewedding. My bank account was already taking a battering from the wedding and now this?

I nearly threw my phone across the room, such was the rage that consumed me. It’s been three days since she sent the email and three of the seven bridesmaids have replied saying they’d love to pitch in for her dress. Whether they genuinely wanted to or not, I just don’t know.

But I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship.

This bride has lost her damn mind. Does she actually expect her bridesmaids to help pay for her own dress? If so, she’s going to have some open spots if anyone is interested. 

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