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  • Simone Biles has withdrawn from the gymnastics floor exercise final.

    08/01/2021 6:06:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 154 replies
    nytimes ^ | July 31, 202 | Juliet Macur
    Simone Biles has withdrawn from her third individual apparatus final of the Olympics, leaving only one event where she can choose to compete. Biles on Sunday withdrew from the floor exercise final, which was scheduled for Monday, U.S.A. Gymnastics said in a statement. She had previously said that she would not compete in the uneven bars or vault finals, which are scheduled for Sunday night. Her last potential event in the Tokyo Games would be the balance beam, and U.S.A. Gymnastics said she would make a decision soon. “Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone,” the organization said in a...
  • Simone Biles: ‘Being Head Star Isn't an Easy Feat'

    07/27/2021 9:38:49 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 82 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 7/27/2021 | NBC Sports
    Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles pulled out of the team finals on Tuesday after struggling to land a vault, telling NBC’s “TODAY” show that while she feels good physically, things “vary” from an emotional standpoint. “Physically, I feel good,” she told Hoda Kotb in an exclusive interview after her withdrawal. “Emotionally, it varies on the time and moment. Coming to the Olympics and being head star isn’t an easy feat.”
  • Simone Biles shrugs and says 'there's more to life than just gymnastics' after making a shock exit from team final 'to focus on her mental health' - clearing the way for Russia to take gold in a dramatic upset at the Tokyo Olympics

    07/27/2021 9:15:54 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 138 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/2021 | CHARLIE LANKSTON
    Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles took a cue from tennis pro Naomi Osaka by pulling out of the team final after a shock error on her first event, insisting that she needed to 'focus on her mental health' because 'there is more to life than just' sport. Speaking about her sensational exit from competition, which cleared the way for Team USA's Russian rivals to claim gold in a dramatic upset, the 24-year-old revealed that it came as a result of her personal mental health struggles and her desire to prioritize her 'wellbeing'. 'To focus on my wellbeing,' she told reporters of...
  • Never Trump Flake to Turkey

    07/13/2021 2:10:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    President Joe Biden has nominated former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a prominent “Never Trump” Republican, as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. Flake is being described in the establishment media as a “Republican” nominee, as if his nomination were a bipartisan gesture. However, Flake has distanced himself from most Republicans, saying “there is no future” for the GOP with Trump. Flake is almost certain to be confirmed by the Senate, where he served for a term before retiring.
  • Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open after choosing to avoid media

    05/31/2021 12:41:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2021 | Ben Morse
    Tennis star Naomi Osaka said Monday she is withdrawing from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media at the grand slam. The four-time major winner posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that "everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris," adding that she would "take some time away from the court." Osaka revealed she had "suffered long bouts of depression" since winning her first Grand Slam title in 2018. Last Wednesday, citing mental health reasons, Osaka posted on social media she would not participate in any news...
  • A California assemblyman got triggered on the streets of San Francisco

    05/24/2021 6:22:44 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    One of the most shocking things about gun-grabbing Democrats is their shocking ignorance about guns, legal gun owners, and gun culture. That ignorance was on display Sunday when David Chiu, a California assemblyman, was walking down the streets of San Francisco and discovered the abandoned packaging for a Glock. The horror! Except it wasn’t a Glock at all, something he would have realized if he’d read the packing or known anything about gun sales.
  • Jeff Flake: ‘We Need to Move on’ from Questioning Election Results — ‘We Could Do Well in the Midterms’

    05/03/2021 10:12:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2021 | Trent Baker
    During Monday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) urged Republican lawmakers to “move on” from questioning the 2020 presidential election results. With the Democratic Party “moving more progressive,” Flake suggested “there is plenty of room” for the GOP to “do well in the midterms.” He said to do so, the party would need to quit the “craziness of questioning the last election and going after” people who have spoken out against former President Donald Trump.
  • Hillary Clinton says conspiracies about her spread by QAnon followers are 'rooted in ancient scapegoating of women'

    02/06/2021 10:17:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 2/06/21 | Connor Perrett
    Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, senator, secretary of state, and nominee for president, in an interview with The New York Times published Friday addressed the rampant and baseless conspiracy theories about her and her family, including those spread by Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. "For me, it does go back to my earliest days in national politics, when it became clear to me that there was a bit of a market in trafficking in the most outlandish accusations and wild stories concerning me, my family, people that we knew, people close to us," Clinton said in an interview...
  • Reddit user brags about cremating his father against his wishes, trashing his ashes because he supported Trump

    01/25/2021 5:52:46 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 34 replies
    Summit News ^ | January 21, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Reddit user bragged about his decision to punish his father over his support for Trump by cremating his body against his wishes and then dumping his ashes in the garbage. Yes, really. “My Trump supporting father died on 10/18/2020,” states the post. “I was the estate executor, so I had him cremated against his wishes. I donated my 1/3 of the estate to Planned Parenthood. His ashes are sitting in the garage, and waiting for a proper garbage day.” Some respondents on Twitter felt the same, although many others openly expressed support for the behavior because the Dad may have...
  • World No. 3 golfer Justin Thomas says homophobic slur, then issues apology

    01/11/2021 10:34:57 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 63 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1/10/2021 | By Sarah Valenzuela
    The World No. 3 golfer was heard over a Golf Channel broadcast of a PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii muttering a homophobic slur after missing a putt in the third round. “It’s terrible. I’m extremely embarrassed. It’s not who I am,” he continued. “It’s not the kind of person that I am. But it’s … unfortunately I did it and I have to own up to it and I’m very apologetic. “Like I said, it’s in excusable. I’m speechless. … it’s bad. There’s no other way to put it. I need to do better. I need to be better. It’s...
  • This transgender student was deadnamed in class, and his mom wants school boards to do more

    10/30/2020 6:06:30 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 79 replies
    CBC News ^ | 12/29/20 | Bobby Hristova
    Caspian Richard had only a moment to react when he was faced with a worst-case scenario during his first class back in school. The 13-year-old student who transitioned earlier this year was taking part in virtual schooling at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) when he heard a familiar name. But it wasn't Caspian. It was his legal name. His "dead name." His heart raced and butterflies filled his stomach. "It was a nervous feeling," Caspian said in a phone interview on Wednesday. "I was really worried about it." It's unclear if the other student meant to use the wrong name....
  • Flake cuts ad for Biden: 'Character' matters

    10/28/2020 2:33:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/20 03:14 PM EDT | CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) has filmed an ad for former Vice President Joe Biden, using the spot to urge Republicans to put "country over party" and support the Democratic presidential nominee. “I’ve been a conservative Republican my entire life,” Flake says at the start of the ad released Wednesday, noting the first time he cast a presidential ballot was for Ronald Reagan in 1984. “I’ve never before voted for a Democrat for president.” “But this year, principle and conscience require me to do just that,” the former elected official continues. “I’m voting for Joe Biden.”
  • I pissed off a snowflake today.

    10/24/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 49 replies
    10/24/20 | me
    So me and my best friend are coming back from a grocery trip, and we get to the gate of my apartment complex and there is some SUV yelling at the intercom about not letting her in, and so I get my card out to open the gate and I say in passing you are a snowflake. Well she gets mad at me and follows us and keeps honking the the horn, we go past where my apartment is, so she does not know where my apartment is, and we stop, and all of the sudden this black guy shows...
  • When a Gen Z Snowflake is Triggered by a Gen X Conservative, the F-Word Will Fly

    10/16/2020 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 23 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 10/16/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Writer
    "Disgusting." She wrote on my Facebook timeline. "I should have known you were not a safe space. Stay the 'eff' out of my life." I was the same kind, funny person the day I expressed my support of President Trump on Facebook as I was the day before. But you'd never know it from the bizarre reaction of the Liberal Snowflake who'd been my Facebook friend...up until that fateful day. With f-words flying, she mumbled from behind her mask, "I should have known you were not a shafe shpace" and flounced out of my gentle cyber world into the real...
  • Some Spotify Staff Say They Want Joe Rogan Deplatformed: Vice Motherboard

    09/19/2020 8:24:18 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 17 Sep, 2020 | Alexander Hall
    World-famous podcast host Joe Rogan moved his massively popular and free talk show exclusively to the Spotify platform, and some of its staff members have been triggered ever since. “In a Spotify all-hands company meeting on Wednesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek defended keeping transphobic content from hugely popular podcaster Joe Rogan on the audio platform,” Vice Motherboard summarized September 16. "In the case of Joe Rogan, a total of 10 meetings have been held with various groups and individuals to hear their respective concerns," Ek said, according to three sources quoted by Vice Motherboard. "And some of them want Rogan...
  • Meltdown of the Month

    09/19/2020 8:17:53 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 31 replies
    TWITer ^ | 9/18/2020 | PeteePie
    Video at link. Check out this product of public education. This is almost as fun to watch as that neon-yellow-safety-jacke-wearing snowflake having a meltdown when Trump won in 2016.
  • Massachusetts cities at high risk [8 cases per 100k!] for coronavirus find odds still stacked against them

    09/11/2020 12:27:37 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 10, 2020 | Lisa Kashinsky
    Thirteen cities and towns found themselves in the state’s COVID-19 red zone this week — the highest number to be labeled high-risk since the Baker administration rolled out its color-coded assessment system last month. The state remains particularly focused on turning back the pandemic’s tide in six cities: Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere and Framingham, a group of smaller, poorer cities where 10 people sometimes cram into a single apartment, where reliance on public transportation is high and where workers don’t have the luxury of staying home — all conditions ripe for transmitting the highly contagious virus. “The odds are...
  • Breaking — Andrew Vindman retires from military…

    07/08/2020 8:52:05 AM PDT · by rxsid · 127 replies
    Breaking — Andrew Vindman retires from military…“Vindman was told by senior Army officials that he would no longer be deployable in his area of expertise, which includes Ukraine…He was also told by senior officers he would need a “rehabilitative assignment” even if he had opted to attend the National War College.” Breaking: Lt Col Alexander Vindman to retire from military. His lawyer blames White House 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' - CNN exclusive. https://t.co/z2qKMTVYuR— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 8, 2020
  • Time magazine blasted after writer calls for superheroes to be 're-examined' along with police

    07/01/2020 10:46:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 06 30 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A piece published by Time raised eyebrows after calling for a cultural reckoning of how superheroes are depicted amid the national dialogue that has cracked down on how TV shows and films portray police and law enforcement. Time writer Eliana Dockterman began the piece -- titled "We're Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It's Time to Talk About Superheroes" -- by noting the recent cancellations of "Cops" and "Live PD" following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and how even "Paw Patrol" has become a target. "But as we engage in this long overdue conversation about law enforcement,...
  • NASCAR mandates sensitivity, unconscious bias training after noose incident

    06/25/2020 4:03:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 147 replies
    fox ^ | 6/25/2020 | barrabi
    NASCAR employees will receive sensitivity training in the coming weeks after the discovery of a garage door pull tied into a noose was found in driver Bubba Wallace’s garage and triggered a national controversy, president Steve Phelps said on Thursday. “We'll make any changes necessary to our sanctions and our code of conduct and we will mandate that all members of our industry complete sensitivity and unconscious bias training,” Phelps said during a press conference.