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Via: The Independent
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I really hope no one ever teaches politicians how to delete tweets because then I might be out of the job.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox appeared on Sky News on Sunday to discuss a controversial tweet he made about Europe.

Of course, he denies making the tweet despite the fact that Sky News posted it on a large screen right behind him and that the tweet still lives online. See:

The tweet has been live since March 4 of last year and is also home to this list of 20th century embarrassments the British government is responsible for.

But I guess it's just easier to make a bold-faced lie than to just own up to your actual opinion.

 

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Paul Ryan Used a PowerPoint to Explain Trumpcare and, Surprise, People Are Meme-ing the Hell Out Of it

Why do politicians keep doing this?

Every few weeks another politician stands in front of a screen to make their case, and it just gets destroyed on the internet. As if Trumpcare didn't have enough bad press, now it's getting another meme-ing. One healthcare plan can only take so much meme-ing! 

He's asking for it. 

Trumpcare might be on meme life support, but it definitely can't afford the deductible. 

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Via: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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Trumpcare isn't really going that well for the GOP. In addition to comparing health care and buying a cellphone, that reality-TV gameshow host asking everyone not to call it "Trumpcare." If that guy doesn't like it, I don't know what to say. 

Stephen Colbert broke it all down last night on The Late Show, and it all does kind of sound very Game of Thrones-y. 

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The Statue of Liberty Lost Power For Few Hours Last Night, But The Irony Was Lost On No One

Last night the Statue of Liberty, that Immigrants Welcome sign on New York Harbor, went dark. While many thought that this might be an act of protest, following up on the "Refugees Welcome" sign that was recently draped across the statue's base, a power outage was the culprit. 

This didn't stop the Internet from theorizing and joking about the darkness. 

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Via: Amazon
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That Obamacare replacement really isn't going that well. In addition to making people pay more for less coverage and lying to the public for years, Republicans spent most of a decade complaining about something they never really had any intention of fixing. 

But at least there's this, one of the replacement plans is called the "World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017," which they had to have stolen from a "World's Greatest Dad" mug or something. 



Now you're probably wondering, how is this real? What the hell is going on? But this is just one of the possible bills that the GOP might use and rename the American Health Care Act.

This is a very real thing that you can read more about here.

via Imgur

H/T Gizmodo 
 

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J.K. Rowling Back At It Again, Lashes Out and Insults Donald Trump In the Most British Way Possible

J.K. Rowling would seem hellbent on keeping herself entertained post-Harry Potter through regularly preying upon unsuspecting Twitter personalities, or just Donald Trump all the time. Usually, she digs a bit deeper into the well of razor-sharp and unforgiving witty banter. This particular insult though, is just kind of awkward. 

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The Internet Helps You Understand the Obamacare GOP Replacement Through Memes

In case you haven't heard, last night, the GOP unveiled their long-awaited replacement plan for Obamacare. To no one's surprise, it's filled with policy that will not only leave million uninsured and penalized heavily for not having insurance, but also give lots nice tax credits for the rich! These guys are nothing if not predictable. 

For the most part, it seems a lot like a plan that was slapped together in a hurry (because it was), becoming something og shittier version of Obamacare, offering similar ideas but for more money and less coverage. Even some House Republicans are calling this thing "Obamacare 2.0."

One thing it did help, however, was the internet, which got 10 CCs of memes comparing the Affordable Care Act with its whack-ass knockoff, the GOP replace aka The American Health Care Reform Act.


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