Author: Steven Hoffer

Russian Foreign Minister On James Comey: ‘Was He Fired? You Are Kidding!’

THE HUFFINGTON POST “Was he fired?” Lavrov responded. “You are kidding! You are kidding!” He then rolled his eyes as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson escorted him from the room. To recap: Comey was fired on Tuesday. Lavrov asked “Was he fired?” on Wednesday.  Prior to the brittle exchange, Lavrov and Tillerson had entered the room to shake hands in a brief photo-op. “I want to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov to the State Department and express my appreciation for making the trip to Washington so that we can continue our dialogue and our exchange of views that began in...

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Everyone Made The Same Joke About Election Night Déjà Vu After The Super Bowl

The Falcons were so close! Up 28-3 in the third quarter? There’s no way the Patriots will come back. It can’t happen. It won’t happen. And then, to cope with more losing, people took to Twitter to make their best jokes comparing the Atlanta Falcons’ implosion to the shock many felt on election night. Here are some of our favorites:  Atlanta has a 99.3% chance of winning, per ESPN. That’s where we had Trump’s chances in Pennsylvania at 1:10AM on Election Night — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) February 6, 2017 If the Patriots win it’s 1000000% the Russians — Zara Rahim (@zara915) February 6, 2017 I can’t believe the guy with the foreign model wife and a sketchy history with the rules just won after being written off. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 6, 2017 Wow. Just like the November election. Complete with Falcon fans celebrating their Super Bowl victory 30 min early. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 6, 2017 Warriors blew a 3-1 leadIndians blew a 3-1 leadHillary blew an election to TrumpFalcons blew a 25 point lead Nothing is impossible. — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 6, 2017 Hillary should’ve spent more time doing outreach to the Falcons’ secondary. — Eliot Nelson (@eliotnelson) February 6, 2017 Election night, all over again. — Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) February 6, 2017 My God. It’s election night all over again. — Gavin Purcell...

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Donald Trump Thinks Roger Goodell Is ‘Weak, Stupid And A Dope’

Here comes a penalty flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. In a recently published conversation with The New York Times, President Donald Trump shared his opinion of the NFL’s handling of Deflategate and called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “dope,” among other choice adjectives. The article, entitled “The Uncomfortable Love Affair Between Donald Trump and the New England Patriots,” takes a look at the president’s friendship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Coach Bill Belichick, and star quarterback Tom Brady. Here are Trump’s thoughts on the dealmaking that went down between Kraft and the NFL during the Deflategate debacle, including a Mitt Romney reference: Kraft was under pressure, Trump explained. “He choked, just like Romney choked. He said: ‘You know what? They winked at me.’ I said, ‘Bob when you make a deal, you should have gotten it all wrapped up.’ Who ever heard of making a deal like that? Now you got this mess.” Kraft should never have trusted Goodell, he said. Trump also took the opportunity to share some descriptive words about the NFL commissioner: “The commissioner is a weak guy,” Trump said. “When he made the Ray Rice deal, everybody said: You’re stupid. You’re weak. And it was such a weak deal. So now he’s going overboard with their star, Brady.” He added: “The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy.” Not an especially surprising point of view,...

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Trump May Have Shut Down National Park Climate Tweets, But The Internet Won’t Let It Die

The account description calls @AltNatParkSer the “Unofficial ‘Resistance’ team of U.S. National Park Service.” (It also notes that it is not taxpayer subsidized.) The feed has amassed over 450,000 followers with a steady stream of tweets about climate change, science and the environment. Can’t wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you’ll never take our free time! — AltUSNatParkService (@AltNatParkSer) January 25, 2017 No matter our politics: Dems, Reps, Indy, Martian, we all want the best for our parks & that starts with understanding the Earth — AltUSNatParkService (@AltNatParkSer) January 25, 2017 We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist. To have peer-reviewed science be published by our institutions. #climate #ResistTrump — AltUSNatParkService (@AltNatParkSer) January 25, 2017 The account has also been an outspoken supporter of the Badlands National Park Twitter account, which defied a Trump directive by sharing several tweets about climate change that have since been deleted. Keep fighting the good fight, Alternative National Park Service Twitter, whoever you...

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Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Hate Donald Trump, He Just Doesn’t Want Him To Be President

Alec Baldwin hasn’t left much to the imagination regarding his feelings on President-elect Donald Trump, but he’s now revealed the motivation behind his vocal criticisms. The actor and “Saturday Night Live” Trump impersonator told The New York Times that he doesn’t hate him, he just wishes he would not be the president. “I’m here doing a show,” Baldwin said in an article published Friday. “I’m a performer, an actor that’s here doing a show. It’s a great part.” “I don’t hate him,” Baldwin added. “I want him to enjoy his life. I just want him to not be the president of the United States — as quickly as possible.” While many people now look forward to Saturday nights with a high-energy Baldwin take on Trump, the president-elect himself is not much of a fan. Most recently, Baldwin and the “SNL” cast of took aim at retiring Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump’s choice for secretary of state, played by surprise guest John Goodman. And on Friday morning, Baldwin tweeted his idea for an entertaining Trump inauguration, offering to perform AC/DC’s “Highway To...

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Some Teenagers Recreated Martin Shkreli’s Crazy-Expensive Drug For $20

University of Sydney. The students from Sydney Grammar School. When Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, hiked up the price of a life-saving medication, one group of high school students saw an opportunity to do good. Eight teenagers from Sydney Grammar School in Australia have collaborated with scientists from the University of Sydney to reproduce the active ingredient in Daraprim, a drug whose price tag swelled from $13.50 to $750 last year. How much did it cost them? A mere $20. Working in their chemistry lab, the students synthesized 3.7 grams of pyrimethamine, the active ingredient in Daraprim. That yield is worth about $110,000 in the U.S., according to the BBC. Daraprim is an anti-parasitic medication used to treat malaria and other conditions involving compromised immune systems, such as AIDS. It is listed on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. The boys, all 17, called their project “Breaking Good.” Under the guidance of Dr. Alice Williamson and Associate Professor Matthew Todd, they worked with the Open Source Malaria consortium, which allowed scientists anywhere in the world to view their data and offer feedback. “This Daraprim story has been ingrained in lots of people’s minds,” Dr. Williamson told CNN. “I thought ‘what if we can get these boys to show you can make it from cheap materials and that relatively inexperienced young scientists can make it?’” “We knew...

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