Man Tries Killing Spiders With Blowtorch, Ends Up Setting House On Fire

Anyone with an unnatural and irrational fear of spiders (ie, everyone, so it’s pretty natural and rational, actually) has dreamt about burning them all with a flamethrower.

It’s kind of a running joke online too, about people burning their houses down after spotting a single spider in it. 

But it looks like one Tucson, Arizona man took the jokes as inspiration to do the same in his own home when he found a bunch of spiders. He grabbed a blowtorch and went to town.

Unfortunately, he learned the hard way that joking about killing spiders with a blowtorch could have really disastrous effects on one’s home. He ended up unintentionally setting his mobile home on fire.

Local news station KVOA reported that the man tried using a blowtorch get rid of the spiders and webs in his home when his home went up in flames. An elderly woman had to be carried out of the home, but she thankfully didn’t sustain any injuries.

It took the Tucscon Fire Department, who’s still investigating the cause of the fire, 23 minutes to finally quell the flames in the man’s home.

Do you think the man overreacted? Or is all fair in love and attempted attacks on spider’s lives?

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Pro-Trump Student Tries To Get Classmate Expelled—And It Backfired In The Best Possible Way

We hold “Dreamers” to higher standards than most American citizens.

Regardless of how you feel about undocumented immigrants or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), it takes a special kind of hate to cheer for the deportation of people who came to the U.S. as children and have known no other country. In exchange for protected status, DACA participants, or “Dreamers,” voluntarily identify themselves as undocumented, promise to commit no crimes, and actively contribute to society via scholarship, military service or entrepreneurship.

With President Trump threatening to rescind the protected status of 800,000 young Americans, a lot of people are terrified — for good reason. A Transylvania University student, Taylor Ragg, targeted fellow student and “Dreamer” Paola Garcia on social media. Ragg, the kind of Trump supporter who probably sleeps in his Chinese-made Make America Great Again hat, publicly harassed Paola, saying he was going to “send her back.”

Ragg posted this screenshot (since deleted) in a Facebook group called “10th Crusade Enthusiasts”:

A wave of harassment and threats followed. Garcia said she received messages like, “I can’t wait to get your f*****g c**t a** gone,” and, “You and your n****r boyfriend need to leave.” One person sent a picture of himself filling out a Homeland Security tip sheet.

In response, Garcia gave a voice and a face to the real human toll of newly-emboldened white nationalists:

Ragg has deleted his Facebook account, probably a wise move since he became a poster child for racist bullying once the story made national news. University officials were not happy with the harassment or the negative attention, and they allegedly expelled Ragg. Ironically, the school can’t legally share details of their actions due to privacy concerns. 

This brief message from the school will have to do:

Will other bullies, racists, and white nationalists get the message?

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James Woods Tries To Slam Liberals For Tearing Down Racist Statues—It Didn’t Go So Well

James Woods Tries To Slam Liberals For Tearing Down Racist Statues—It Didn’t Go So Well

The “Ghosts of Mississippi” actor attacked “#liberals” by suggesting the removal of the Iwo Jima World War II memorial.

James Woods is furious over the removal of Confederate statues around the country. 

And to express his disgust, the actor, who is well known for his far right politics, suggested on Twitter that liberals may go after the famed Iwo Jima Memorial next.

Cue the Internet, which turned its mocking meme generation to eleven by offering up suggestions of other statues liberals might want to take down. No monument was safe, regardless of what they stood for.

Thank you, James Woods, for giving birth to the “I thought some of you might like to see it one more time…” meme.

Service with a smile? Sorry, Bob’s gotta go.

Wiggling french fries are a disgrace to the food industry. 

What’s the point? 

The Fonz should not be in bronze.

Too high to get over, too low to get under. 

Users also weighed in on the idiocy of the actor’s much maligned tweet. 

When one user took to Twitter to defend keeping the statues, he got schooled with some facts.

Some perspective.

This Marine revealed the logical flaw at the heart of Woods’s tweet.

But hey, we’re not out of the “Woods” yet, here’s one last meme for good measure.

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Trump Tries To Delete Violent And Controversial Retweet, But Keith Olbermann Has The Receipts

On Tuesday, August 15th, just three days after a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring at least 19 others, President Donald Trump retweeted an image of a train running over a man with the CNN logo superimposed over his face. 

Perhaps realizing that sharing this cartoon days after such a public tragedy was even more unacceptable than it normally would be (which, in a normal world, would be completely unacceptable,) the President then deleted the re-tweet. 

Before he pulled it, however, many of the Trump’s critics, including Keith Olbermann, captured the image and are now spreading this glimpse into the President’s psyche across the Internet.

Twitter users were disgusted.

One Twitter user noticed an important detail.

Others posed an interesting legal question…

Interestingly, Trump’s tweets ARE considered Presidential records, so deleting them is definitely illegal. However, during Barack Obama’s presidency, a system was put in place that automatically records all tweets, even the deleted ones, which would fulfill the law’s mandate that all of Trump’s records are kept in tact. However HOWEVER, if the President tweets things from his personal account rather than his official POTUS account, it’s unclear whether the White House system is recording them. So, basically, there’s a lot of details that would need to get ironed out before we know whether Trump has committed an illegal act.

Legal or illegal, at the very least Trump’s tweet displays his hypocrisy and true callousness in the wake of a terrible American tragedy.

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