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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese yesterday at 05:30. 2 comments

Greenland Tells Trump That They Are Not For Sale, Actually!

Greenland Tells Trump That They Are Not For Sale, Actually!
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

I’ve got nothin’.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:President Trump has reportedly discussed the idea of purchasing Greenland, the autonomous Danish territory perhaps best known for not being particularly green. In response, the government of Greenland has released a...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 16, 2019 at 21:42. 6 comments

NRA Spent Thousands Of Dollars Of Donor Funds On Hair and Makeup For CEO's Wife

NRA Spent Thousands Of Dollars Of Donor Funds On Hair and Makeup For CEO's Wife

The National Rifle Association has been (mercifully) hounded by bad press this year: the organization has been hemorrhagingmoney for decades, they’re in a legal feud with their longtime PR firm, and NRATV has been dissolved . So news that tens of thousands of dollars worth of donor funds were spent making sure that CEO Wayne LaPierre’s wife got the full beat of her dreams with a traveling...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 16, 2019 at 04:54. 10 comments

Beto O'Rourke Is Relaunching His Presidential Campaign... Again

Beto O'Rourke Is Relaunching His Presidential Campaign... Again
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

Trump is tweeting way too much this week. Help!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Beto O’Rourke is good at some things, like unflinchingly calling out white supremacy and cursing at very opportune times. He’s less good at running for president. But that didn’t stop...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 16, 2019 at 00:20. 19 comments

Funny Timing: After a Trump Tweet, Israel Bars Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib From Entering the Country [UPDATED]

Funny Timing: After a Trump Tweet, Israel Bars Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib From Entering the Country [UPDATED]

Israel will block Muslim Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country, a decision made just hours after President Trump tweeted that Israel would show “great weakness” if they allowed the representatives to visit the Jewish state.

ABC News reports that the country cites Omar and Tlaib’s support for the “boycott, sanctions, and divestment” (BDS) movement as its...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 15, 2019 at 22:11. 4 comments

Lil Nas X Is Bigger Than the Beatles

Lil Nas X Is Bigger Than the Beatles

Lil Nas X of “Old Town Road” fame can now claim a Time magazine cover as one the many accomplishments he’s racked up so far in 2019. The 20-year-old rapper/meme king is decked out in an incredible red Phlemuns suit, a matching red cowboy hat, and cow-print boots for a cover story summarizing his speedy rise to fame: From a “college dropout sleeping on his sister’s floor,” according to Time,...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019 at 05:00. 21 comments

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

Buttigieg, never drop the skin routine.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:During an appearance hosted by the Des Moines Register, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked to offer advice to teenagers headed for college. His response: “Dish soap and soap are...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019 at 04:14. 10 comments

Is 'Fredo' the Italian N-Word? I Asked the 3 Most Italian Women I Know for Answers

Is 'Fredo' the Italian N-Word? I Asked the 3 Most Italian Women I Know for Answers

Chris Cuomo, host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time and the network’s chief Italian-American correspondent, threatened to beat up a heckler during a heated exchange after the man called him “Fredo.” In a video that has gone viral, Cuomo says, “Only punkass bitches from the right call me Fredo. Fredo is from The Godfather. He was a weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019 at 00:19. 3 comments

Terrible Asshole Would Like to Update "The New Colossus"

Terrible Asshole Would Like to Update "The New Colossus"

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services and longtime fucker , apparently thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty that welcomes immigrants to America’s shores could use a little update.

The Emma Lazarus poem, “The New Colossus,” has been mounted at the base of the Statue of Liberty since 1903. It famously reads, in part:

Give me your tired, your poor, your...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 13, 2019 at 03:30. 12 comments

Introducing Wet Suit Don Jr.

Introducing Wet Suit Don Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., noted fish fan , posted a series of photos on his Instagram account of himself wearing a wetsuit and holding a very large fish.

“I’m a big believer in sustainable fisheries and catch and release but every once in a while I keep a fish for dinner,” Trump noted in the caption. “This striped bass will be delicious.”

And with this set of images and caption we are reintroduced to...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 13, 2019 at 02:20. 18 comments

The Ohio Shooter Was Just Another Misogynist With a Gun

The Ohio Shooter Was Just Another Misogynist With a Gun

After it was reported that the El Paso mass shooter allegedly held white supremacist and xenophobic beliefs, both bad-faith actors on the right and supposedly impartial news outlets sought whether similar motivations could be attributed to Dayton, Ohio, shooter Connor Betts. A cursory look at his Twitter account showed that he did not follow a slew of right-wing personalities or retweet...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 10, 2019 at 03:00.

The New York Times Has Some Very Arcane Tips On How to Get Your Fat Ass Into a Wedding Dress

The New York Times Has Some Very Arcane Tips On How to Get Your Fat Ass Into a Wedding Dress

When it comes to all the questionable material the New York Times has published this week, an article about workouts you should tackle based on the type of wedding dress you want to wear is, shockingly, not the worst offender. But it’s definitely worth a serious eye roll. The piece, titled “Getting Married? Get Strong,” certainly sounds more 1990s Cosmo than Times. It’s even worse once you...

Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 09, 2019. 4 comments

The El Paso Shooting Survivors Didn't Want To Meet Trump, So He Found a Baby Who Would

The El Paso Shooting Survivors Didn't Want To Meet Trump, So He Found a Baby Who Would

First Lady Melania Trump tweeted an absurd photo of herself grinning while holding a baby whose parents were shot and killed during the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. She is flanked by an equally chipper President Trump, giving his signature thumbs-up, and the baby’s uncle. To call the optics of this photo shortsighted is a massive fucking understatement, and somehow, the mechanics...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 09, 2019. 4 comments

The 'Pro-Life Generation' Is Ready to Weaponize Feminism

The 'Pro-Life Generation' Is Ready to Weaponize Feminism

This is a strange moment to be growing up in: Generation Z is the most pro-abortion generation to date, but they’re also coming of age at a time when abortion rights in America are under constant siege . It’s like the institutional lines of access are contracting at the same time that people have never been more open to how normal, how basic and essential abortion really is.

But not...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 08, 2019. 5 comments

Ivanka Learns How to Dog-Whistle

Ivanka Learns How to Dog-Whistle

In the wake of a weekend of back to back mass shootings , Ivanka Trump tweeted her empty condolences, along with another message about the wider problem of gun violence in the United States.

“As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year,” she wrote. “With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 07, 2019. 14 comments

Barbie Ferreira on Euphoria, Depicting Real Teens, and the Limits of 'Body Positivity'

Barbie Ferreira on Euphoria, Depicting Real Teens, and the Limits of 'Body Positivity'

Much of my knowledge about Barbie Ferreira dates back to 2014, when she first reached Internet Cool Girl status. Before American Apparel’s official death knell , she represented the brand and garnered attention as one of its few thicker models. Before photographer Petra Collins went on to direct adverts for Gucci and Adidas, and music videos for Cardi B and Selena Gomez, Collins created dreamy...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 07, 2019. 1 comments

Toni Morrison on Solidarity and the Labor of Writing Is Still Relevant Nearly 40 Years Later

Toni Morrison on Solidarity and the Labor of Writing Is Still Relevant Nearly 40 Years Later

The death of acclaimed author, Nobel Laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison has been met with an outpouring of reflections and tributes , each highlighting her incomparable contributions to literature and the black American experience. But as we rightly reflect on the singular nature of her work, it feels important to also remember her as she saw herself: a writer standing...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 05, 2019. 17 comments

Why Ask the Question When You Already Know the Answer?

Why Ask the Question When You Already Know the Answer?

In the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas in which a gunman killed 20 people, presidential candidate and Texan Beto O’Rourke joined a grieving community in solidarity and, rightly, told a reporter to more or less fuck off after being asked a willfully obtuse question about our white nationalist president.

A reporter asked O’Rourke, who represented El Paso in Congress from 2013 to...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 02, 2019. 10 comments

Revisiting That Time Kamala Harris Was in a Reality Show About Lil' Kim Going to Prison

Revisiting That Time Kamala Harris Was in a Reality Show About Lil' Kim Going to Prison

The year was 2005: “Hollaback Girl” was one of the biggest songs of the year, my hair looked super emo, and Kamala Harris appeared in a reality series about the days leading up to Lil’ Kim’s one-year federal prison sentence.

Old footage from Lil’ Kim: Countdown to Lockdown is currently recirculating as people dig up old footage of the current Democratic primary candidates, some to delightful...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 02, 2019. 16 comments

This Isn't a Fucking Wrestling Match

This Isn't a Fucking Wrestling Match

Because primary debates are packaged by cable networks as a pay-per-view brawl, the very normal back and forth between Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Senator Kamala Harris at Wednesday night’s debate—about Harris’s record as a prosecutor—has been covered according to the same script. And while it’s embarrassing to have our elections covered like a wrestling match, the kinds of debate stage...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 02, 2019.

Have You Met Ivanka's New Dog Yet?

Have You Met Ivanka's New Dog Yet?

Last month, Ivanka Trump introduced the newest member of the Trump-Kushner family: Winter, a very white dog that almost looks like a fox. (It’s not . Or is it?) The dog was a birthday gift for Trump’s eight-year-old daughter, Arabella, and it’s—well, it’s a dog.

A dog with a very... piercing, almost deadened gaze?

Which feels... familiar?

There were plenty of jokes made about Trump, a proud...

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