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As Eminem once said, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow because opportunity knocks once in a lifetime.”

That’s how the son of Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall felt during a quick photo op at his father’s swearing in ceremony. As House Speaker Paul Ryan turned and smiled for the camera, Marshall’s son went for a quick, inconspicuous, and heroic dab.

That’s when Ryan, perhaps, smelling dissent in the air turned and shut it down, like so many public healthcare initiatives.



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Ryan asks the young man, “Are you going to sneeze?”

The boy, having just taken his only opportunity to embarrass his father, future self, and the guy who’s only dream is to have 100% privatized healthcare, put his hand down for the picture. The people, once again, have been crushed.

Aftermath:

Paul Ryan admits that he’s totally out of touch with young voters:



Rep. Marshall jails his son for something that’s clearly protected by the First Amendment:


Keep fighting.

 

NPR releases tips for how to spot fake news
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Fake news is a serious problem. In fact, bogus headlines might have been partly responsible for very real headlines, like ones about a “pizzagate shooter” and a billionaire reality TV game show host winning the presidency.

To arm yourself against Fake News, the only thing you can do is be vigilant. It’s clear that critical thinking and media literacy are not at the top of most school’s lesson plans, so NPR put together a solid list of things to look out for when reading the news. After you check out the list, send it to any family members or former classmates who keep clogging our newsfeeds with this stuff. 

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Pay Attention to Domain and URL

Addresses that end in “[dot] com” — good.

Addresses that end in “[dot] com [dot] co — bad.

Read the "About Us" section

According to NPR, if the “melodramatic and seems overblown, you should be skeptical. Also, you should be able to find out more information about the organization's leaders in places other than that site.”

Read the quotes in the story

Journalism, of the most part, relies on first person accounts to get the stories. Traditionally, although becuase of the internet this has been dwindling, it’s a journalistic responsibility to speak to more than one source.

If you’re reading a story and there aren’t that many quotes, raise your eyebrows and look into who they’re quoting.

Read the comments

This goes against smart practices, but if you think something might be fake, read the comments. Because so many comment sections are linked to other social media sites, there’s a good chance someone is already calling the article “fake” in the comments.

Reverse image search

Honestly, if you’ve already gone through the other steps and still can’t whether it’s fake news or not, either check another news outlet or get off the internet. But if you really want to know how to do this, NPR says, “You can do this by right-clicking on the image and choosing to search Google for it. If the image is appearing on a lot of stories about many different topics, there's a good chance it's not actually an image of what it says it was on the first story.

BONUS: See who’s writing this garbage

If every article is written by Jimmy Rustling, and they include headlines like “DRUGS IN COLORADO: New Deadly Strain Of Marijuana Turning Users Gay,” you’re on a fake new site, buddy. 

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Jimmy Rustling’s bio on abc.com.co is unbelievable.

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Awkward Picture Shows Donald Trump's Tie Is Held Together by Scotch Tape

Nothing worthwhile to see here folks...except a billionaire and soon-to-be President of the United States with a scotch taped tie. Yep. That's all.

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TGIF, Daily Whaters.

We’ve been through a lot this week. From a public frozen fish graveyard to a washing machine with a brick in it on a trampoline, this has been one for the history books.

But a lot happens in a week, and we are but one website. With that in mind here are some stories that we didn’t get to but think are worth your time.

Enjoy or don’t, the choice is yours!

The World Said Goodbye to Big Mac Creator, Michael Jame Delligatti, who died at 98 via The New York Times.

Domino’s decided not to have reindeer deliver pizza because duh via Mashable.

Nike released its first pair of self-lacing sneakers (for $720) via QZ.

Guns ’N Roses brought a grotesque Trump piñata to their concert in Mexico City and let fans hit it with sticks via The AV Club.

White Supremacist’s former classmates raise money for refugees via The Daily Dot.

This furniture is assembled like Legos and is surprisingly comfortable and affoardable via Mashable.

Unused copies of Newsweek’s Madam President cover are selling for almost $10,000 via NBC.

Speaking of which, private citizen Hillary Clinton leads President-elect Trump in popular vote by 2.5 million via Time.

Speaking of which, a CNN reporter can’t believe what Trump voters believe on the internet via The NY Daily News.

Have a great weekend! 

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Tomi Lahren, the hyper-conservative host of Tomi on The Blaze, who you might recognize from the Facebook posts of that dude you went to high school with, visited Trevor Noah on The Daily Show last night, and it went pretty much as expected. Lahren, in her typical hot-headed way, clinged tightly to her platform as she wrestled with a relaxed Trevor Noah over such issues as Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, immigration, and, of course, that billionaire reality-TV game show host that won the presidency last month.

These segments are basically set up to be viral eviscerations, and this one is no different. Tomi generally feels like she’s on the defense, especially when she says things like “I don’t see color” and “Donald Trump is reasonable.” Final thoughts: This is an awkward half hour that will likely dominate your social media feeds for the next 24 hours.

So prepare to tug your collar because here’s Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show looking for a leg to stand on.

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The Awkward Photo of Donald Trump and Mitt Romney Having Dinner Is So Perfect for Making Memes It Almost Feels Like a Set Up

Can you hear that? It's the sound of "Hello, darkness, my old friend." Or is that the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme.

Whatever it is, it's the sound of someone giving into a man that they called a "phony" and "fraud." At least, that's the look on Mitt Romney's face as he eats dinner with Donald Trump as he once again interviews for a job in the Trump administration. He looks scared, broken, and maybe, in danger — harkening back to that time just a few months ago when it looked like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was being held hostage by our president-elect.

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But don't take my word for it, Twitter has already had a go at captioning the saddest night of Mitt Romney's life — and this guy lost a presidential election.

Check out some of the best reactions to the moment when a million voices inside Mitt Romney cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

What could be better than an endless supply of trump memes? Maybe some of the best of all time? Or perhaps some of the finest highlights from the G7 Summit or simply some of the best reactions to one of his more infamous tweets. 

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President-elect Donald Trump, the billionaire reality-TV gameshow host who won the presidency in November, is a busy guy. Between tweeting that citizens should be jailed for exercising free speech and trying on new hats, he’s also a wheelin’ and dealin’ business man.

Over the past few weeks, you might have heard something about a few of Trump’s “conflicts of interest,” i.e. he’s not supposed to be doing Trump business stuff while he’s doing Trump president stuff because the constitution. When it comes to things like this, it can be hard to follow due to the fact that business is boring. Thankfully, we have The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, who put together this awesome segment explaining Trump’s conflicts of interest.

Check it out and enjoy the next four years, America!

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Nothing quite like the holidays to get people riled up right? After her ridiculous childish tantrum, she screams, "I VOTED FOR TRUMP!!!!”

Okay...

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They say a lot of people in this country live in an echo chamber, but one Georgia man lives in a “Bubble.”

Not an actual bubble, though. He’s not Jake Gyllenhaal in Bubble Boy. He just refuses to find out who won the presidential election. 

In Brunswick, Ga, The Huffington Post reports, Joe Chandler fell asleep on election night without finding out the results, and he intends to keep it that way. 

“Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,” Chandler said.

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When he goes outside, he pops on a pair of headphones and a sign that reads, “I don’t know who won, and don’t want to. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME.”

Ignorance is bliss, but Chandler doesn’t think he’s going to make it 2020, like he hopes.

“I’ll be lucky to make it [tomorrow].”

That must be nice, to be able to separate yourself from society so much that not only do you not know who the president is, but also people aren’t shouting it at you on the street. Anyway, for the rest of you, and especially Joe Chandler: Donald Trump is our next president. Welcome to reality.

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President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to make America as safe as it can possibly be. However, after a week of transition, Trump and his team have failed to make mention of White Men, which are, statistically speaking, “the greatest threat to domestic security for all American Citizens.”

So that’s why Candace Thompson created the White Male Registry as means of monitoring this underreported threat, as well as pointing out the hypocrisy and prejudice of a Muslim registry, which the president-elect and his team have been floating around for, oh, the past year. 

In a recent Facebook post, Thompson explained why she created the registry:

“In America 57% of reported rapes and 64% of mass shootings were committed by white men," she writes. "45% of all serial killers are white men. 1 in 3 women will experience some form of domestic violence during their lifetime, and 97% of those domestic violence perpetrators were men.”

“Forget the nation of Islam, our most immediate threat to domestic security is and always has been white, straight men.”

Read the whole post here:

In addition to asking White Men to volunteer and do their civic duty for the country, Thompson also vowed to register “every white man in Washington one by one,” in addition to sending them a message about the registry.

Check out all All White Men to register — it is your duty.