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Jennifer Rubin slammed for joke about President Trump leaving briefing after shots fired near White House

Self-proclaimed conservative blogger and Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin lived up to her reputation for sparking fury on Monday, after she attempted to dunk on President Donald Trump for leaving a media briefing. But her apparent joke landed flat — especially after it was learned that shots were fired near the White House.

What are the details?

The president was speaking to reporters when he was approached by a member of the Secret Service and ushered off the podium and out of the briefing room.

As the news hit Twitter, Rubin tweeted, “Bunker inspection time?” in an apparent reference to when the president was taken to the White House bunker amid rioting during the George Floyd protests several weeks ago.

Minutes later, President Trump returned to the lectern to continue his conference, and explained that there was an officer-involved shooting near the White House.

Rubin’s post remained — and still does as of this writing, leaving followers on Twitter less than impressed.

“Someone was reportedly shot. Show some decency for a change,”
one person tweeted.

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Robby Starbuck wrote, “Thank you for continuing to confirm that the Washington Post is garbage.”

Another apparent Trump supporter added, “May the Lord have mercy on your soul.”

Anti-Trump conservative Tom Nichols did not address Rubin directly, but tweeted, “I don’t like Trump any more than any of you do. But the safety of the president is not a joking matter. Maybe you can let those go.”

The Secret Service later confirmed that one of their officers and “a male subject” were both taken to a hospital, and that “at no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger.”

Anything else?

Rubin’s “bunker” tweet was not the first thing she did to invite backlash on Monday. Fox News reported that the blogger also took heat for her column asking, “Do we even need the Republican Party?”

In her piece, Rubin argued:

The unpleasant truth for those expected to say “there are fine people” in both parties is that, aside from a few stray governors and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), there really are not fine people running the Republican Party. They have sold their souls to Trump and either passively or actively bought into white supremacy and religious authoritarianism (which weirdly has as its most vocal proponent the attorney general). They waged war on the Constitution and objective reality. There is nothing redeeming in any of that — or in the right-wing media machine encompassing the deluded true believers and money-hungry charlatans willing to throw red meat to an audience they suppose consists of uneducated bigots.

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Michigan governor says her husband was joking when he tried to get special treatment from boat dock

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer admitted Tuesday that her husband attempted to persuade a company to prioritize putting their family’s boat in the water ahead of the Memorial Day weekend by touting his status as “First Gentleman,” but dismissed his efforts as nothing more than “a failed attempt at humor.”

What are the details?

The owner of a company called NorthShore Dock LLC posted on Facebook last week that Marc Mallory, Whitmer’s husband, called the business asking that his boat be put in the water by the busy Memorial Day weekend. After being told that would not be possible due to the company being behind, Mallory reportedly pressed, “I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?”

Whitmer’s office initially refused to comment on the incident saying they would not respond to “every rumor that is spread online.”

But the governor confirmed Tuesday that the rumor was true.

Addressing the incident during a press conference, Whitmer said, “My husband made a failed attempt at humor, last week, when checking in with a small business that helps with our boat and dock up north. Knowing it wouldn’t make a difference, he jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up in the queue.”

She continued, “Obviously, with the motorized boating prohibition in our early days of COVID-19, he thought it might get a laugh. It didn’t.”

The governor added, “To be honest, I wasn’t laughing either when it was relayed to me. Because I knew how it would be perceived. He regrets it. I wish it wouldn’t have happened. And that’s really all we have to say about it.”

Whitmer went on to admit that Mallory had visited their vacation home where the boat is located, saying, “My husband did go to our place in Antrim County and raked some leaves. We did not all pile in the car to go enjoy our second home, although that would have been permitted.”


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Whitmer — who has gained national name recognition for imposing one of the strictest stay-at-home orders in the nation during the coronavirus — just warned Michiganders last week against traveling to northern regions of the state for the holiday weekend.

Fox News reported that the governor lifted some restrictions in the northern part of her state, but told citizens, “If you don’t live in these regions….think long and hard before you take a trip into them.”

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Twitter bans popular conservative for joke Joe Biden meme

Twitter has suspended a popular conservative account for posting a joke meme about presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

It all started when the Biden campaign made the incredibly questionable decision to promote a create-your-own “Team Joe” meme generator on its campaign website — a move that certainly did not go as planned. But before the campaign could realize its mistake, social media jokesters had taken full advantage of the opportunity.

By late Thursday night, Twitter was teeming with fake Joe Biden “endorsements” featuring “the devil, several members of the media including CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, ‘Corn Pop,’ and a ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier,'” wrote TheBlaze’s Breck Dumas.

One popular account, ALX, run by a production administrator for Turning Point USA, took advantage of the Biden campaign’s failed project by posting an endorsement from Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping.

Twitter evidently didn’t find the joke amusing and suspended the account Thursday night, according to reports on Twitter confirmed by RedState.

Though the offending tweet cannot be seen since the account has been suspended, RedState included a screenshot of it in its report. The screenshot tweet in its story matches the one that Twitter users are suggesting as the one that ALX posted. One example is shown below.

In a statement to RedState, ALX said, “I am a young Conservative just starting out and I have worked hard to get to the point I am today. For Twitter to remove my account without a clear reason after CEO Jack Dorsey said the that company would be more transparent before Congress is deeply troubling.”

ALX was a popular account often retweeted by President Donald Trump.

Interestingly, other users on Twitter also posted images of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, but as of yet have not been suspended by the platform. Even the Trump campaign joined in on the fun, posting its very own meme of Xi saying he’s on “Team Joe!”

“Your son Hunter is a very good businessman!” the bio in the meme states.

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Watchout: COVID-19 Malware Can Wipe Your PC

Some malware authors have developed malware that destroys infected systems, either by wiping files or rewriting a computer’s master boot record (MBR). With help from the infosec community, ZDNet has identified at least five malware strains, some distributed in the wild, while others appear to have been created only as tests or jokes.

Rather than using the coronavirus as a means for more power (politicians) or financial gain, this malware appears to be simply destructive.

Of the four malware samples found by security researchers this past month, the most advanced were the two samples that rewrote MBR sectors.

Some advanced technical knowledge was needed to create these strains as tinkering with a master boot record is no easy feat and could easily result in systems that didn’t boot at all.

The first of the MBR-rewriters was discovered by a security researcher that goes by the name of MalwareHunterTeam, and detailed in a report from SonicWall this week. Using the name of COVID-19.exe, this malware infects a computer and has two infection stages. –ZDNet

Here’s what you will want to watch for:

In the first phase, it just shows an annoying window that users can’t close because the malware has also disabled the Windows Task Manager.

While users attempt to deal with this window, the malware is silently rewriting the computer’s master boot record behind their back. It then restarts the PC, and the new MBR kicks in, blocking users into a pre-boot screen.

Users can eventually regain access to their computers, but they’ll need special apps that can be used to recover and rebuild the MBR to a working state.

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Image: SonicWall

There is another coronavirus-themed malware strain that re-wrote the MBR and it is a far more convoluted malware operation.

The malware’s primary function was to steal passwords from an infected host and then mimic ransomware to trick the user and mask its real purpose.

However, it wasn’t ransomware either. It only posed as one. Once the data-stealing operations ended, the malware entered into a phase where it rewrote the MBR, and blocked users into a pre-boot message, preventing access to their PCs. With users seeing ransom notes and then not being able to access their PCs, the last thing users would thing to do is to check if someone exfiltrated passwords from their apps.

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According to analysis from SentinelOne security researcher Vitali Kremez and Bleeping Computer, the malware also contained code to wipe files on the user’s systems, but this didn’t appear to be active in the version they analyzed.

Norton anti-virus has offered tops to help keep your PC safe from these and other destructive problems. If you can, do a scan of your computer to make sure your anti-virus software is catching all the problems.

Please read the entire article by ZDNet by clicking here.

 

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Jimmy Kimmel joins chorus of liberals mocking Mike Pence: ‘What is his plan to stop the [coronavirus], abstinence?’

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel mocked Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday night after President Donald Trump announced that Pence would lead the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Why is Mike Pence in charge?” Kimmel asked. “What is his plan to stop the virus, abstinence?” Kimmel quipped in reference to Pence’s adherence to moral values.

“I think Trump might be trying to kill him. I really do,” Kimmel added.

The comedian also suggested that Pence is nothing but a flunky for President Trump.

“I hope the virus isn’t spread by kissing ass, because if it is, they’ve got the wrong guy,” he said mockingly.

Here’s video of the comments provided by NewsBusters:

Kimmel is just the latest progressive in the public eye to pile on to the vice president after it was announced he would lead the effort to contain the virus in America.

In the day following the announcement fury ensued from Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning political pundits alike, who attacked Pence for being “anti-science.”

In a tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said bluntly: “Mike Pence literally does not believe in science.”

“It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic. This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have,” she added.

Also on Twitter, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said: “Mike Pence is not an upgrade. Putting a guy in charge of a deadly major pandemic who doesn’t believe in science and thinks smoking doesn’t cause cancer is…well…NOT A GREAT IDEA.”

CNN ran an op-ed on the decision, titled, “Mike Pence is exactly the wrong guy for this job.”

A report from the Independent went as far as to note that Pence “is also a longtime climate change sceptic, and has often expressed doubt about the theory of evolution.”

As fear grows over the potential mass spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., critics have expressed concerns over the way Trump has initially responded, accusing him of downplaying the dangers. But the latest attacks on Pence may strike hearers as less about safety and more about disagreement with the vice president’s belief system.

After all, this is not the first time Pence has come under fire from the left for his faith and moral standards.

in 2017, progressives panned Pence for his practice of not going out to dinner with another woman without his wife, Karen, being present. Last year, critics pounced on him once again after news broke that his wife would gain employment at a Christian school as an art teacher.

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