Fired From ESPN After His Transphobic and Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts
Curt SchillingÂ sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper Friday afternoon, and before the seven minute and 24 second interview was over, he had insistedÂ “there is a very long-standing connection between Islam and the Nazi Party,” and asked the host ofÂ “The Lead”Â why Jews in America usually vote for Democrats.
You do remember Curt Schilling, right?Â
Back in April ESPN fired Schilling, aÂ former Major League Baseball pitcher who played with theÂ Philadelphia Phillies when they won the 1993 World Series.
Schilling posted the vile, transphobic meme to Facebook. He defended himself by sayingÂ he “only” commented on the meme, and didn’t post it, but Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler, whoÂ originally reported the news, has a screenshot from Schilling’s Facebook page that shows otherwise, as doesÂ USA Today.
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling wrote. “I donâ€™t care what they are, who they sleep with, menâ€™s room was designed for the penis, womenâ€™s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
The year before ESPN had suspended Shilling after he posted to Twitter a comment suggesting IslamicÂ extremists are comparable to Nazis.
SchillingÂ is now running in the 2018 election to unseat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
â€” Schilling For Senate (@CurtForMA) October 18, 2016
Here’s Schilling mischaracterizing his controversial and offensive comments to Jake Tapper Friday:
â€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics)Â October 21, 2016
Schilling then asked Tapper, who happens to be Jewish, why American Jews tend to vote for Democrats.
Perhaps Schilling thought it made sense to ask the award-winningÂ Chief Washington CorrespondentÂ the question. Perhaps SchillingÂ thought Tapper was a representative of all Jewish people in America. Perhps it was this tweet:
We aren’t the only ones who think our President is weak, pro-Muslim and Anti-Israel. Yet the Jewish vote will still go Democrat. Stunning https://t.co/QuwMNLDWxH
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 17, 2016
Or perhaps Schilling is just off his rocker.
“I would like to ask you something as a person who is practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young,” said Schilling, whom CNN says is “a vocalÂ Donald Trump supporter.”
No surprise there, right?
Curt Schilling: You’re Jewish. Why are Jews Democrats? Dems hate Israel.
Jake Tapper: Well, I don’t speak for Jews, but social welfare pic.twitter.com/4CejNNskDO
â€” Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 21, 2016
“I don’t understand â€“Â and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me â€“Â I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel,” Schilling charged.
“I don’t know what else would need to be done, said or happen for people to understand that they don’t â€“Â the Democratic Party is alive for Israel only because we have agreements in place to make them have to be.”
After a back-and-forth with an extremely polite Tapper over his question, Schilling then called Hillary Clinton a “criminal.”
Oh, here are some of Schilling’s recent tweets:
Start fact checking, gonna be eye opening when you do. https://t.co/WNlIWiRNzS
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 20, 2016
The part of women! The party of minority voters! https://t.co/Ptkbgo0NT6 bunch of crap. Party of elitest
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 19, 2016
If intimating a young lady will grow up to be stunningly beautiful = child molestation you’re liberal and voting for a scumbag
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 13, 2016
Image: Screenshot via CNN
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‘Thought They Were the Royal Family’: New Book Reveals How Jared and Ivanka Tried to Force Themselves on Queen Elizabeth II
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tried to push their way into meeting Queen Elizabeth II during a presidential visit, according to a new book.
An excerpt of the forthcoming book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” by Melania Trump’s former chief of staff and former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham reveals that Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law wanted to join the royal meeting, in a serious breach of protocol, but were shut out when they wouldn’t fit into the helicopter, reported the Washington Post.
“I finally figured out what was going on,” Grisham writes. “Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States.”
Grisham’s book is especially harsh to Kushner and his wife, who each held senior White House positions despite a lack of government experience, and reveals Ivanka Trump frequently invoked “my father” during staff meetings and calls Kushner “the Slim Reaper” because he often inserted himself in other people’s projects and left them to take the blame after making a mess.
“I had shared with Mrs. Trump many times my opinion that if we lost reelection in 2020 it would be because of Jared,” Grisham writes. “She didn’t disagree with me.”
Kushner was the twice-impeached one-term president’s “real chief of staff” by the end of the administration and took a leading role in the coronavirus pandemic response, such as dictating much of Trump’s widely criticized first televised address on the pandemic that sent markets reeling and plunged air travel into chaos.
‘No Doubt’ Trump and His Allies Were Staging a ‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Former Harvard Law Professor
On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront,” former Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe broke down how the plan concocted by far-right lawyer John Eastman on behalf of former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election constituted a “seditious conspiracy.”
“I know you call this an attempted coup, not just in the general use of the word that so many have adopted, but in a very specific way. You say Eastman delivered the blueprint,” said anchor Erin Burnett. “Tell me why you now feel so confident that that is exactly the word which describes exactly what it was he was trying to do, and that that was Trump’s intention.”
“Well, there’s no doubt from the information we now have about the meeting that Trump was holding with people like Giuliani and Eastman shortly before the insurrection that we all saw on live television, that they were planning, step by step, to twist arms and pressure people, including building a gallows if necessary with Pence’s name on it, in order to get the vice president to perform a role that the Constitution doesn’t assign the vice president,” said Tribe.
Tribe then went on to cite the specific law that he believes Trump and his allies broke with their actions before and during the Capitol riots.
“It was seditious conspiracy,” he said. “That’s the term that the U.S. Criminal Code uses, 18 U.S. Code section 2384, and then it led to inciting an insurrection. It was all part of a long plan, much more public than most coups that we see.”
Tribe went on to detail how the former president might try to replicate his illegitimate attempt to take power in 2024.
“The back-up plan is to get states to disregard the votes of the people even after the suppression of votes and the counting by people who are partisans if it doesn’t go their way,” he said.
Tribe concluded by warning Americans against complacency, as “we can’t just let that go on while we go over the cliff and destroy our democracy.”
‘Privileged’ Millionaire Joe Manchin Blasted for Claim $3.5 Trillion Jobs Bill Could Create ‘Entitlement Mentality’
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for months has effectively been working to derail President Joe Biden’s agenda, by refusing to eliminate the filibuster and by refusing to support Democrats’ $3.5 trillion jobs bill.
Like many of the wealthiest Americans, the coronavirus pandemic did not hurt Senator Manchin’s net worth. It grew by $1 million from 2018 to 2020, to $8.6 million, leading some on Monday to blast him over remarks he made to reporters Monday about “entitlement mentality” over Biden’s $3.5 trillion jobs, infrastructure, and social spending legislation.
“We’re just concerned about entitlement mentality versus rewarding mentality and then taking care of those who really can’t take care of themselves… there’s so much good stuff in there that we’re still working diligently,” Manchin told reporters, as NBC News’ Sahil Kapur reports.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted at Monday’s daily press briefing, 80 percent of Americans support much of the legislation’s critical points.
Many, saying they are tired of Manchin trying to control if not derail the Democratic agenda, are expressing outrage.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 27, 2021
The real “entitlement mentality” here is men like Manchin who live in a country held together by the free & underpaid labor of women, from their own mothers, to whoever raised their children, to the underpaid care workers will take care of them as they die comfortably in old age. https://t.co/ZCwbZpb1qb
— Erin And A Half Ryan (@morninggloria) September 27, 2021
Joe Manchin isn’t concerned about “entitlement mentality,” he just hasn’t been offered a big enough cut of Biden’s spending package yet. https://t.co/cfaemmMGrC
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) September 27, 2021
Anyone using the term”entitlement mentality” shouldn’t be a public servant period, let alone a Democratic senator. https://t.co/VfUyiD0KFN
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) September 27, 2021
Jacking up the price of epipens and forcing people to breathe coal dust so you can make millions is the ultimate in entitlement mentality. https://t.co/MNLhWZRzMh
— David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) September 27, 2021
Daughter was raiding into insurance money from that $100 to $600 Epipen cost raised. And he canned Ms Tandon for raising this issue. We know how deeply he is concerned about America- NONE unless it lines his POCKETS.
— rv (@670rv) September 27, 2021
The father of a price gouger for life saving medicine has thoughts on entitlement mentality. https://t.co/b38I6qnO22
— Dorian Wilde (@portraitwilde) September 27, 2021
If he is so concerned about “entitlement mentality” then the blue states can stop giving funds to West Virginia.
Growing up in the south I’ve known many a Manchin. It’s okay for him but not for others. He wants you to believe he’s one of the good guys but he’s really not.
— #JusticeIsOnTheBallot (@caryn_wallace) September 27, 2021
Entitlement mentality has been debunked by the unemployment benefit cut and lack of change in job numbers
— Rose Benson (@NotoriousRBF) September 27, 2021
doesn’t senator houseboat represent an entitlement state?
— Brent Myers (@BrentM1966) September 27, 2021
Okay, let’s talk about the “entitlement mentality” of West Virginians
Every year American taxpayers GIVE West Virginia **ONE-THIRD** of the state’s entire budget … just to keep the state’s residents out of extreme poverty
Why are they entitled to being subsidized by us? https://t.co/KPbioDgoqb
— Immigrants Make America Great (@CenterBeautiful) September 27, 2021
But he’s not concerned about corporate, fossil fuel, and coal entitlement mentality!
— Drogon (@drogon_dracarys) September 27, 2021
Great idea in hindsight considering his life as a privileged WASPy heterosexual cisgender man. Can’t have everyone expecting to have it as good as he did! #entitlementmentality #JoeManchin #EntitlementPersonified
— Kenny Landes (@kennylandes) September 27, 2021
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