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‘What a load of CRAP’! Al Franken’s presser proves he’s as big a SCUMBAG as ever [video]

This afternoon, Al Franken held a press conference to address allegations that he groped multiple women. That’s when he announced that, in the wake of his shameful conduct, he would be resigning from the Senate, effective immediately.

Oh, wait. No he didn’t. He basically said he doesn’t remember doing anything really wrong and he’s not going anywhere.

Trump can be ‘more presidential’ than anybody, except Lincoln

Following wins Tuesday night in Mississippi and Michigan, Donald Trump delivered a lengthy speech and thenopened the floor to the press. One of the questions that has dogged Trump is whether the man who hassaid he can be whatever he wants to be can appear presidential, despite a campaign filled with name-calling and insults.

Not to worry. Trump confirmed to the pressthat he can indeed be “more presidential than anybody.”

Maybe. We can’t imagine anyone watching President Obama speak without a teleprompter for more than an hour, but the networks were happy to give Trump a more generous portion of airtime than even the current president.

Climate change denial ‘troubling to international community’

As Twitchy reported earlier, a rather casual President Obama addressed the press from California this afternoon and took the rather bold step of declaring that GOP front-runner Donald Trump would not be president.

Good question. The president then waded a little deeper into election talk, eventually hitting on the topic of climate change. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has pretty much taken over the issue as his own, injecting it somewhere into every debate, but President Obama reminded reporters that climate change still matters to him, and the idea that none of the GOP candidates considers it a valid concern is “troubling to the international community.”

Here’s video of President Obama saying that the nations of the world “kinda count on the United States being on the side of science.”Why else would the president invite Clock Kid to the White House to show off his “cool clock”? Science, that’s why. Why else would he fly Bill Nye, the guy with the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, to fly to the Everglades on Air Force One to “act on climate”? To show that the United States is determined to lead the world in science.

It must be tiresome explaining to all of the world’s leaders why the GOP candidates refuse to acknowledge climate change.

But the Earth’s climate isat the correct global temperature right now and needs to be held there.

Well, Slate suggests there might not even be an ISIS if global warming hadn’t turned millions of Syrians into “climate migrants.”

Here’s a flabbergasted Rob Lowe summing up CDC Ebola presser with 2 words

http://twitter.com/#!/andylancaster/status/521699421688307712

Heh. As Twitchy reported, “idiocracy was upon us” when the CDC director did a 180 yesterday on Ebola “protocol breach” blame.

Actor Rob Lowe was not impressed and summed it all up:

Wow, this CDC press conference on Ebola is a train wreck. This guy is totally adrift.

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) October 13, 2014

Yep.

@RobLowe He doesn't exactly inspire confidence, does he?

— Athena (@AthenaTweets) October 13, 2014

@RobLowe: Wow, this CDC press conference on Ebola is a train wreck. This guy is totally adrift.” #BlameNurse #WarOnWomen

— kit (@kits54) October 13, 2014

@RobLowe Repeatedly saying over the last few weeks that we would stop ebola in its tracks surprisingly didn't stop it in its tracks.

— Jessica Heddings (@JessicaHeddings) October 13, 2014

@RobLowe I get the feeling that the so called "experts" have no idea what they're doing.

— Jason (@DrSlappyShorts) October 13, 2014

But … but … Top Men!

And an exit wish:

@RobLowe I wish someone was qualified to answer that phone call at 3am.

— Wayne Lauton (@1SG_WayneLauton) October 13, 2014

It’s not funny, because it’s true.

Related:

‘Idiocracy is upon us’: CDC director does a 180 on Ebola ‘protocol breach’ blame

That awkward moment when CDC claims Ebola ‘protocol breach’ or something. Then ‘forgets’ to mention it HERE

Networks skip president’s speech for Roger Goodell’s ‘dramatic announcement’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference Friday afternoon was reportedly quite the snooze, with the exception of some heckling by Benjy Bronk of “The Howard Stern Show.” The monotonous platitudes didn’t keep CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer from describing the statement as a “dramatic announcement.”

Wolf Blitzer just said that Roger Goodell made a "dramatic announcement" today. Did I miss something?

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @Ourand_SBJ That Wolf Blitzer isn't worth watching?

— Daniel C (@nightowlsinc) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @Ourand_SBJ ya you missed the fact no one watches CNN anymore.

— Gareth (@ManfrmNantucket) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @Ourand_SBJ You apparently missed Blitzer's credibility deterioration over the last several years.

— s hol (@desertpyr0) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @HuffPostMedia it was full of drama just zero substance..

— brink chance (@brinkchance) September 19, 2014

@ErikWemple @HuffPostMedia Wolf had it reversed … Goodell made an announcement dramatically.

— FogBelter (@FogBelter) September 19, 2014

.@ErikWemple To be fair, that press conference will be reported as "breaking news" on @CNN for the rest of the day, too. #flexibledictionary

— Daniel M. Jimenez (@DMJreports) September 19, 2014

God help us if society starts to believe that. RT @JBFlint: "We're like a microcosm of society." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 19, 2014

I'm so happy I drafted Roger Goodell for my Condescending and Paternalistic Corporate Behavior Fantasy League.

— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) September 19, 2014

"And now… here's U2." – Roger Goodell

— Travis Helwig (@travishelwig) September 19, 2014

Things could have been more tedious — the cable networks could have carried President Obama’s speech, delivered at the same time as Goodell’s.

All the networks carried Roger Goodell live. None carried Obama, who was speaking at the same time.

— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) September 19, 2014

There's only so much mansplaining the nation can take @reidepstein.

— NYTFridge (@NYTFridge) September 19, 2014

Telling… RT @reidepstein: All the networks carried Roger Goodell live. None carried Obama, who was speaking at the same time.

— Jackie Calmes (@calmesnyt) September 19, 2014

@calmesnyt @JeffreyGoldberg @reidepstein We've heard Obama's lines over & over. Was a slight chance Goodell might say something newsworthy

— Tom Cruz'n (@TinPotDickTator) September 19, 2014

@JeffreyGoldberg @calmesnyt @reidepstein Yes, all networks carried Goodell live, none carried Obama…..but Goodell sounded like Obama.

— Max (@MHB2012) September 19, 2014

@reidepstein @MercPurdy You could probably take the transcripts and switch "Ray Rice" and "ISIS", and you couldn't tell the difference

— Todd Commish (@ToddCommish) September 19, 2014

Goodell took questions RT @reidepstein: All the networks carried Roger Goodell live. None carried Obama, who was speaking at the same time.

— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) September 19, 2014

@DavidNakamura fair enough

— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) September 19, 2014

So what’d we miss today?

Addressing DNC's Women's Leadership Forum, Pres Obama delivered his "cynicism is a choice, hope is a better choice" speech.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 19, 2014

 

 

Scene at Wendy Davis’ press conference shows ‘absolute desperation’ [photo]

Wendy Davis doubles down by using people in wheelchairs as campaign props. Seriously what.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 13, 2014

Wendy Davis is so shameless https://t.co/r3hguIeaX1

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 13, 2014

As Twitchy has been reporting, Wendy Davis has been heavily criticized for her “wheelchair” ad against her Republican opponent Greg Abbott. The Davis campaign backpedaled slightly, but at a press conference today, Davis showed no signs of backing down:

After Abbott ad, Wendy Davis is holding press conference right now with disabled people in wheelchairs pic.twitter.com/V54NCy4awR

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) October 13, 2014

Wow.

Wendy Davis be like, I see your man in a wheelchair, and raise you three wheelchairs and four minorities.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 13, 2014

No shame in her game! “@AlexPappas: Davis is holding press conference right now with disabled people in wheelchairs pic.twitter.com/i23H335rr2

— Jon McC (@fatdaddybulldog) October 13, 2014

.@AlexPappas "I'll take shameless, sort-of apology pandering for $2,000, Alex."

— WBH Politics (@WBH_Politics) October 13, 2014

@AlexPappas @CarlToddHand I hear the 'Star Trek' red alert alarm going – Damage control!!

— Oliver Jolin (@TransplantHeart) October 13, 2014

@AlexPappas Using people in wheelchairs as props/tokens. Absolute desperation.

— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@GOPMommy) October 13, 2014

@AlexPappas oh for the love of…she is unbelievable.

— KatLadyNE (@KatLadyNE) October 13, 2014

@AlexPappas OMG, stop. She is the lowest of the low. She needs to find her rock and crawl back under it.

— Suze (@suze109) October 13, 2014

Caption! "Wendy Davis would have preferred these people were aborted. But since they weren't, photo op!" https://t.co/wSO16fNLPe

— RB (@RBPundit) October 13, 2014

The history books might view it this way:

The Wendy Davis campaign is the greatest, most hilariously awful political event in recent memory.

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 13, 2014

Update:

Here’s video from Davis’ press conference:

No. Just no. https://t.co/EYIWLyrRix

— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) October 13, 2014

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J.R. Salzman won’t be looking for Wendy Davis at the Veterans Wheelchair Games

Did Wendy Davis’ attack ad doom her campaign? This hilarious sign points to ‘yes’ [photo]

Ed Morrissey: Let’s demand that other Democrats condemn Wendy Davis over this ad

Is Wendy Davis’ execrable wheelchair ad her audition for a slot on MSNBC?

‘Now that’s awesome!’ What does Wendy Davis hate? This photo puts it in a perfect nutshell

‘Sell your soul much?’ Wendy Davis’ comms director defends vicious anti-Abbott ad

‘Great call, Cosmo’! Does women’s mag still endorse wheelchair hater Wendy Davis?

‘BAM. Nailed it.’ Abbott campaign responds to Wendy Davis’ despicable attack ad; Update: Greg Abbott weighs in

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