Jim Treacher
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Chris Evans Won’t Let Hollywood Silence His Deeply Held Liberal Beliefs

              In this film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Chris Evans is shown in a scene from the film

Out of all the disturbing changes we've seen in America during the first two months of the Trump presidency, the most troubling is the sudden silencing of dissent. All across this once-great land, people are terrified to speak out against the tyrant who rules them, for fear that he'll throw them into internment camps like FDR did. In 2017, we're basically North Korea with Netflix.

Hawaii (Photo: Getty Images/H Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock)

Here Are Five Good Reasons Not To Boycott Hawaii

12:30 PM 03/16/2017

Yesterday a federal judge in Hawaii (which sounds like a sweet gig if you can get it) put a hold on President Trump's immigration order because it's not fair to Muslims and stuff. Now the Trumpkin faithful are calling for a boycott of the state. But that would be a mistake, for at least five reasons that come to mind immediately.

              Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. The zoo announced a $4.5 million gift Monday to fund its giant panda reproduction program for five more years. Donator and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, who is also co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, said in a news conference,

On #NationalPandaDay, Test Your Panda Knowledge With This Fun Panda Quiz

9:48 AM 03/16/2017

Did you know that today is #NationalPandaDay? Because today is #NationalPandaDay. But if you love pandas as much as I do, that's every day.

Rachel Maddow says she likes guns and shooting (CBS)

Rachel Maddow: My Anti-Scoop About Trump’s Taxes Was Like A Drop Of Water In The Desert Or Something

8:45 PM 03/15/2017

The great thing about working for NBC is that the day after you humiliate yourself and your bosses with a nonexistent scoop about Trump's taxes, you get to go on the Tonight Show to make excuses for yourself.

crime-scene via Shutterstock.

Brooklyn Man Offers To Pay For Two Strangers’ Meals, So They Beat And Rob Him

7:19 PM 03/15/2017

As you watch the following, remember my slogan: Never, ever, ever do anything nice for anyone you don't know. Don't try to pay it forward, because you might get some payback.

Did Amy Schumer Steal Some More Jokes For Her Netflix Special?

2:57 PM 03/15/2017

Comedian (and admitted shoplifter) Amy Schumer's latest Netflix standup special is getting terrible reviews. But don't blame her. Blame her writers!

              FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, NBC News anchor Brian Williams attends the TIME 100 gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, in New York. Williams will be off the air for a few weeks soon for surgery to replace a knee that was damaged in a high school football game decades ago. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Brian Williams Wants To Talk About ‘Alternate Universes’

12:46 PM 03/15/2017

We all know Brian Williams as a decorated Iraq War veteran, a three-time WWE Heavyweight Champion, and the inventor of the microchip. But did you know he also dabbles in reporting the news?

Rachel Maddow wears nerd frames here, but no longer sports them on her MSNBC show

Remember When Rachel Maddow Pontificated About Her ‘Devotion To Facts’?

9:51 AM 03/15/2017

MSNBC has put out a lot of unintentionally funny promotional ads. There was Melissa Harris-Perry babbling about state ownership of children (take that, Abe Lincoln!), and Keith Olbermann smiling with self-satisfaction at his ability to select just the right verb to yell on TV. But the following is the greatest MSNBC promo of all time.

It’s Been A Couple Of Weeks Since That Huge Scandal With Mike Pence’s Email

9:37 PM 03/14/2017

Remember that? Remember how they tried to compare Mike Pence's legal, honest email use with Hillary Clinton's illegal, dishonest email use? And remember how that story changed everything, at least to a bunch of desperate "journalists"? For a few hours, anyway, until they realized it was a big ol' goose egg and they moved on to the next "scandal."

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POLL: Which Quiet Murder Method Doesn’t Scare Kirsten Gillibrand?

7:04 PM 03/14/2017

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is in the news today because she knows lots of things about guns that exist only in spy movies. She's worried about suppressors on guns because she thinks they're "quiet" and the police can't "track down the shooter." As you can tell, she's done a lot of thinking about it. But there's more than one way to kill somebody without making a lot of noise.

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Durham, New Hampshire, on November 7, 2016. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Nobody likes Obamalunch Either

4:22 PM 03/14/2017

One of the great things about the Obama era was being told how to live your life. You were told which physician you could have ("If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," LOL), which words you could say, which beliefs you could express in public, etc. And most importantly, you were told which foods your kids could eat for lunch. But now, sadly, that golden age may be coming to an end.

A statue of a girl facing the Wall St. Bull is seen, as part of a campaign by U.S. fund manager State Street to push companies to put women on their boards, in the financial district in New York, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

CNN Has Figured Out How Statues Work

12:50 PM 03/14/2017

Last week, a Wall Street group called State Street Global Advisors put up a statue called "Fearless Girl" across from the famous "Charging Bull" statue. The idea is that the little girl statue isn't afraid of the bull statue. Which is amazing because... well, it just is. It's super-feminist, you guys. That little statue is so brave!

Netflix presents Marvel's Iron Fist at New York Comic-Con 2016.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Netflix)

Iron Fist Premieres On St. Patrick’s Day, Which Proves America Is Racist

10:36 AM 03/14/2017

No, not really. But I'm assuming somebody on the left is currently concocting that #HotTake, so I figured I'd put it out there first.

POLL: What Should DC And NYC Do During Snowmageddon 2017?

8:17 PM 03/13/2017

New York and DC are due for a lot of snow tonight. And you know what that means: The rest of us are going to hear about it!

Radio host Alex Jones speaks at the

Alex Jones Challenges Alec Baldwin To A Fist Fight

6:43 PM 03/13/2017

It's not every day that I link to Media Matters -- I haven't really been a fan ever since they lied about me when I got hit by a government SUV -- but this is really great. A win/win scenario.

A moose is seen at Skanes Djurpark, a zoo in Hoor, southern Sweden January 29, 2011.   REUTERS/Yves Herman

Moose Charges Snowboarders In Colorado

4:00 PM 03/13/2017

I have mixed feelings about the following item. As longtime readers know, I consider animals to be not only dumb, but a murderous threat to all humanity. On the other hand... can snowboarders really be considered human?

Ferguson Surveillance Video Allegedly Proves Michael Brown Wasn’t A Thief

11:20 AM 03/13/2017

Instead, he was a drug dealer. Allegedly. Which is bad news for... the cops?

Vandalizing A Trump Golf Course Helps The Environment Or Something

9:23 AM 03/13/2017

It used to be a bad thing for the President of the United States to go golfing. (Michael Moore did a whole movie about it.) Then, for eight wonderful years, it was fine for POTUS to go golfing as much as he pleased. Not only that, but criticizing him for it was racist! But now golf is bad again because the current president ran and won as a Republican. This is how it works in America.

Nancy Pelosi (Getty Images)

Pelosi On Obamacare Replacement: We Have To Find Out What’s In It Before We Pass It

4:19 PM 03/10/2017

Remember this?

TV personality Samantha Bee accepts the award for 'Outstanding Achievement in News and Information' onstage at the 32nd annual Television Critics Association Awards during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The Target Of Samantha Bee’s ‘Nazi Hair’ Slur Responds

3:48 PM 03/10/2017

On Wednesday night, Samantha Bee went on basic cable and insulted a bunch of CPAC attendees for having "Nazi hair." Here's what that looked like.