Man Arrested For Threatening to Kill Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Other Democrats

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Good Friday not that great.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • A Florida man was arrested today after allegedly leaving threatening voice messages for Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Congressman Eric Swalwell, and Senator Cory Booker. In a message to Tlaib, 49-year-old John Kless reportedly called the congresswoman a “Taliban bitch” and threatened to throw Omar off the Empire State Building. In his messsage to Booker, Kless repeatedly called him the n-word; to Swalwell, he promised he would be on his “death bed” along with other Democrats. Kless also took the time to voice support for President Trump. Shocker. [Miami New Times]
  • President Trump’s favorite, The National Enquirer, is getting sold. [NPR]
  • Some goons in New Mexico are detaining asylum seekers at gunpoint to show support for Border Patrol. [New York Times]
  • Dems running in 2020 don’t want to touch impeachment with a 10-foot stick:
  • Pete Buttigieg has questionable taste, and his husband called him out on it:
  • Here’s Beto O’Rourke promising to return a donation from an oil lobbyist after a heckler called him out on it:

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


The president apparently hit the golf course before finishing his tweet thread. Mood.


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E=MC Hammmered

I know this is said all the time, and this is far from the most egregious example, but can you imagine if Obama would have said “bullshit” in a comment about a DOJ investigation involving him? Or one of the litany of Congressional Benghazi investigations? The right would have absolutely lost their minds hand wringing over decorum and civility. It would have been worse than that time he had the temerity to wear a tan suit or let his daughters wear dresses above the knee!