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I Love Trevor Noah

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Republican Study Committee: Only Female Hotties Need Apply

From CNN: 

Rep. Mark Walker, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, described female members of the group as the committee’s “eye candy” during a press conference Tuesday morning.

“The accomplished men and women of the RSC. And women. If it wasn’t sexist, I would say the RSC eye candy, but we’ll leave that out of the record,” Walker said.

Walker, a pastor from North Carolina, is a second-term congressman who is serving his first term as chairman of the committee, which has nearly 160 conservative members — only 16 of whom are women.

 

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Pope Accused of 7 “Heresies”

Apparently, buggering little boys gets a pass, but letting divorced, remarried Catholics partake in Communion is a no-no. 

From CNN:

Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.

Specifically, the letter charges Francis with promoting seven “heresies,” most notably through his openness to allowing some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion.

“Scandal concerning faith and morals has been given to the Church and to the world,” the letter states. It accuses the Pope of imposing “strange doctrines on the faithful,” and asks him to publicly correct his teachings.
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Melania, Start With Your Hubby

From Politico:

First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday called on the international community to better protect and support children, speaking out against bullying and calling parents and leaders around the world to “come together for the good of our children because through them, our future will be defined.”

That the first lady would select bullying as a cause to throw the weight of her office behind struck some as ironic, given the president’s penchant for lobbing insults and heated rhetoric at his opponents, both online and in stated remarks.

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Ooh, I Love the Imagery!

From Politico, by Jack Shafer:

It was only a couple of months ago that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was Trump’s public piñata, subject to the president’s ridicule on Twitter But the visible beating Trump gave the AG, we learned this week, was nothing compared to the private scouring he gave him in May when he learned that sacking Comey had resulted in the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller. Trump erupted like a barrel of Mentos dropped into a swimming pool of Diet Coke, the New York Times reported, and directed his ire at Sessions, who was in the Oval Office with the president when the Mueller news arrived. Trump blamed him personally and loudly for having set the special counsel investigation into motion with his recusal in March. It’ll be a long time before people stop hearing the word “idiot” spoken in Trump’s voice when they see Sessions on TV.

 

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Say What?

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert today on CNN:

He said the Trump administration was mindful of predictions of future floods, and doesn’t want federal dollars used to rebuild structures that will come under increasing threat from rising sea levels.

“We continue to take seriously climate change — not the cause of it, but the things that we observe,” Bossert said.

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In other words, we recognize it’s happening, but we refuse to recognize why.

This is like the cigarette companies acknowledging people got lung cancer after years of smoking but it couldn’t possibly have been because of their product.

 

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