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NRA Notes Anti-Gun David Hogg’s 'Armed Security'

3yrs ago from WND
(Washington Times) Guns for me, but not for thee. The National Rifle Association taunted gun control activist David Hogg and his group’s Saturday protest at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters by noting his security. “Today, @davidhogg111 (with armed security) and a bunch of gun-grabbing activists protested our empty HQ,” the gun-rights organization wrote on Twitter on […]
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Joe Arpaio Have an Amazingly Inappropriate Chat About Trump

3yrs ago from The Week
Early voting has already started in Arizona's Republican Senate primary, and one of the leading candidates, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was Sacha Baron Cohen's unwitting guest on Sunday's Who Is America? This time, Cohen was using the persona OMGWhizzBoyOMG!, billed as "Denmark Number 1 Unboxing!" For some reason, Arpaio agreed to appear on a show about obsessing over Shopkins, and he willingly engaged in the unboxing when one of the little plastic charms, "D'lish Donut," started arguing for gun control. OMGWhizzBoyOMG appeared to win Arpaio over when he said he had a large gun collection himself, to prepare for the coming "race war." Cohen shifted the conversation to President Trump, appearing surprised that Arpaio knows the president. And things got weird, fast. Arpaio said it "wouldn't surprise me" if Trump "had a golden shower," and when Cohen asked if Trump would give him a "golden shower," Arpaio said, "If he sees this and the way you're speaking, he's going to like you, because you think like he thinks." OMGWhizzBoyOMG's use of a creative malapropism for manual labor appeared to throw Arpaio off, because when Cohen asked if Arpaio would accept a certain kind of sexual favor from Trump, Arpaio responded, "I may have to say yes." If you watch the mildly NSFW video below, keep in mind that it was edited and that Senate hopefuls sometimes have to take what free media they can get. Laughing and cringing are also appropriate. Peter Weber
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Winning Justice for David Dungay

3yrs ago from Green Left Weekly
Young Aboriginal man David Dungay jnr died on December 29, 2015 after pleading for his life in the mental health wing of Sydney’s Long Bay jail. The 26-year-old Dunghutti man from Kempsey, a known diabetic, suffered a cardiac arrest when he was pinned down by four members of the prison’s Immediate Action Team (IAT) for refusing to stop eating biscuits and injected with two strong sedatives. He was due to be released three weeks later. It took the family and supporters two-and-a-half years to wrest a coronial inquiry from the government. Originally scheduled for the small coronial court in Glebe, it was moved to Downing Centre local court, to accommodate the large numbers of family, friends, supporters and activists.  The two-week inquest, held from July 16 to 27, mirrored hundreds of other coronial inquiries into the deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.
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Israelis Can’t Believe Americans Are Falling for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Shtick

3yrs ago from The Week
Sacha Baron Cohen's impersonation of an Israeli counterterrorism expert got former Senate candidate Roy Moore worried about a pedophile detector and caused a state representative to resign. And Israelis think it's hilarious. With his fluency in Hebrew and some crafty prosthetics, the Jewish comedian has duped many right-wing politicians by masquerading as an Israeli security instructor in his Showtime series Who is America?. And while Moore said Baron Cohen sought to "embarrass, humiliate, and mock" the Jewish state, Israelis can't believe Moore fell for it, The Associated Press reports. In one segment of his show, Baron Cohen, aka retired Israeli Col. Erran Morad, convinced conservatives that Israel fights school shootings by giving guns to preschoolers. The satire was "outrageously on point," wrote Israel-based columnist Allison Kaplan Sommer, but she's also worried Americans will think Israelis are "gun fans when the truth is our gun control is a million times stricter than in the U.S." Other Israelis have noted American ignorance, but for a different reason. "I haven't recognized any outrage or embarrassment about the character," Einav Schiff, a TV critic for Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, told AP. "It's mostly been ridicule for these Americans who have fallen for him." The convincingness, or lack thereof, of Baron Cohen's olive-fatigued caricature only strengthens the comedian's point: that some pro-Israel politicians have no idea what the state they support is really like. "Apparently these people are so naive that they really think we are like that," a former Israeli soldier told AP. "These Americans will believe anything." Read more about Baron Cohen's overseas fanbase at The Associated Press. Kathryn Krawczyk
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