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The Guy Who Killed Bin Laden Now Wants To Fight Keith Olbermann

10:14 AM 05/26/2017

Robert O'Neill -- AKA the man who shot Bin Laden and let Obama take all the credit -- was on the new Fox News show The Specialists yesterday, and he kinda-sorta justified Greg Gianforte's physical assault on a "snowflake reporter." While insisting he was "not condoning the body slam," O'Neill recounted his own problems with reporters hounding him and his family after his role in taking down Bin Laden was revealed. And as he noted, "We have a saying up there [in Montana]: 'You mess around, you mess around, you might not be around.'"

Gianforte Wins, Apologizes

8:20 AM 05/26/2017

Here are two statements that aren't mutually exclusive: Newly elected Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte was wrong to beat up that reporter, and the Democrats are in trouble if they can't even defeat a guy who does something like that the day before an election. Both things are true.

POLL: Name A New Ice Cream Flavor Commemorating Ben & Jerry’s Australian Gay Marriage Push

6:28 PM 05/25/2017

I didn't even know they had Ben & Jerry's in Australia, but now comes news that all 26 shops down under are refusing to serve two scoops of the same ice cream in the same cone. It's to raise awareness that gay marriage is still illegal there, see. Which makes a certain kind of sense, if you stop and don't think about it. But is it really enough? Ben & Jerry are pretty homophobic if they don't come with a new flavor for the occasion, right?

POLL: Where Does Chelsea Clinton Get Off, Anyway?

3:23 PM 05/24/2017

Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton took some time out of her hectic schedule to inform us all that "sexism is not an opinion, Islamophobia is not an opinion, racism is not an opinion, homophobia is not an opinion, jingoism is not an opinion." Putting aside the question of whether things that are self-evidently opinions actually qualify as opinions, this raises a larger question: Who the hell does Chelsea Clinton think she is? Who made her Queen of the World?

Get Ready To Hear A Lot About ‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’

2:44 PM 05/23/2017

Here's something that nobody has ever been able to explain to me: If gender is nothing but a social construct, why would anybody need to get their genitals switched out for different ones? If I'm supposed to adjust my pronoun usage on a moment's notice just because Bruce Jenner or Bradley Manning or the Wachowski Brothers say so, why do they need to cut off body parts that apparently don't matter anyway? If a person with a penis can be a woman, why go through all that pain and suffering and considerable expense for new equipment that won't work properly anyway?