Is ‘Save Spider-Man from Sony’ fueled by pro-Disney bots?

A lot of Marvel fans are angry about the possibility of Spider-Man leaving the MCU, prompted by a corporate dispute between Disney and Sony. But if you look closer at the resulting hashtags, youll notice something fishy. Instead of being an organic fan campaign, hashtags like #SaveSpiderMan are full of what appear to be pro-Disney bots. Dozens of accounts are posting near-identical phraseslike Tony Stark did not travel back in time to get the infinity stones just so Sony could fuck it up, U CANT JUST TAKE TOM HOLLAND AFTER WEVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH HIM, tom holland worked so hard to portray peter parker perfectly, and Sony you better fix this. Theyre presented as normal fan tweets, focusing on …

Here’s What You Should Know About The Big Hong Kong Protests

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images News/Getty Images What’s Happening In Hong Kong? Here’s Why People Are Protesting By Madhuri Sathish 5 days ago Even if you don’t fly through Hong Kong, you’ve probably heard by now: Sweeping protests in Hong Kong resulted in hundreds of flights being canceled this week, at one of the world’s busiest airports. But these protests aren’t new. In fact, millions of people have taken to Hong Kong’s streets since March 2019 to protest a controversial extradition bill, and the protests have been getting more intense by the day. If you’re wondering about what’s happening in Hong Kong, the demonstrators’ key demands may clarify why they are still protesting. In recent months, demonstrators in Hong Kong have been …

The New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast Is Iconically Random | Betches

I’ll be honest, it’s been a long time since I sat down and watched Dancing With The Stars. Back when the show first started in 2005, I was too young to really know who most of the people were, and I’m not exactly a ballroom dance super fan. But still, over the years I’ve watched random episodes of DWTS, and there’s a reason it’s now going into its 28th season. 28 is an insane number, but there are apparently still plenty of celebs who are dying to compete for the mirrorball trophy. Case in point: today ABC announced the cast for the upcoming season, and it’s…incredible? Each of the 12 contestants on the new season is more random than the next, and I really …

Trump Fat-Shamed One Of His Own Supporters At A Rally In A Troubling Video

Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images This Video Of Trump Fat-Shaming Someone At His Rally Is Just So Troubling By Madhuri Sathish 3 days ago While nearly two dozen Democrats are traveling across the country to campaign for the presidency, President Donald Trump is campaigning, too — to stay in the White House for another four years. On Aug. 15, Trump held a campaign rally in New Hampshire, where he was briefly interrupted by a small group of protesters. As the protesters were led out of the building, Trump appeared to mock one of his own supporters for having a “serious weight problem,” and this video of Trump fat-shaming someone at his rally has made waves on social media. According to …

Julian Castro is running an ad about Trump’s racist remarks on Fox News

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro wants to send a message directly to President Donald Trump, so hes airing an ad during Fox & Friends on Wednesday. Castro, who is among a wide field of Democrats hoping to take on Trump during the next presidential election, posted the 30-second ad on social media on Tuesday. The ad will appear on Fox News all day Wednesday and in the morning during Fox & Friends, a show that the president is known to frequently watch, according to the Washington Post. In the ad, Castro highlights instances where Trump has been criticized as racist including: referring to countries as shit holes, telling Democratic congresswomen of color to go back where they came from, …

Epstein autopsy report raises ALL the new conspiracy theories

A new report on the autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein in the wake of his alleged suicide while in federal custody is doing little to tamp down rampant speculation that the official narrative does not hold water. According to the Washington Post, which spoke to sources familiar with the autopsy report, a bone in Epsteins neck was broken, which although not definitive, is more frequently associated with strangulation by force than suicide by hanging. From the Washington Post: Among the bones broken in Epsteins neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adams apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. …

Kellyanne Conway brushes off recession fears, calls it ‘Sesame Street word of the day’

Kellyanne Conway, a counselor for President Donald Trump, brushed off questions from reporters about a potential recession in the United States, liking the word to a segment on Sesame Street. Conway was asked about recent remarks by Trump where he said most economists dont believe a recession is looming for the country and whether she knew which specific economists the president was referring to. Yes, I do. But Id like to know where youre getting your information from, because its nice to see the media finally cover the Trump economy. You seem to cover it only when you can use the Sesame Street word of the day: recession,’ Conway said. So youre using a tweet here or a report there, …

Joe Biden: ‘Moral’ Failure If U.S. Doesn’t Move To Ban Assault Weapons

Joe Biden said it’s a “moral” failure on the part of the federal government if it does not pass significant gun control legislation, including banning assault weapons, in response to the torrent of mass shootings in recent years. an op-ed for The New York Times. During his time in the Senate, Biden wrote the assault weapons ban legislation that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The measure barred the manufacture of 19 specific semi-automatic firearms and made it illegal to possess newly manufactured magazines holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition. “Those gun safety reforms made our nation demonstrably more secure,” Biden wrote in the Times. “They were also, sadly, the last meaningful gun legislation we …

These are the 10 best villains DC comics has ever conceived

When it comes to dark storylines and twisted villains, DC comics are in a league of their own. Although Marvels Cinematic Universe may be far more recognizable these days, when it comes to memorable villains, no one does it like DC. DC has been around for more than 80 years, and in those years countless villains have clashed with Batman, Superman, and everyone else in the Justice League. These DC villains are the worst of the worst, and we cant help but love them for it. The best DC villains Not all villains are created equal. DC creations like Calendar Manwho commits crimes based around the calendar datewill live forever in our memories, but not due to his power, intelligence, …

‘Carnival Row’ is a cliched, humorless disaster

Carnival Row, this eight-episode series is a racism allegory about fantasy creatures being oppressed by humankind. Set in a quasi-Victorian city, the show manages to be both shallow and overly complicated in its world-building. Carnival Row RELEASE DATE: 8/30/2019DIRECTOR: Jon AmielSTREAMING: Amazon PrimeThis cliched, humorless urban fantasy uses magical creatures as a clumsy allegory for racism. Writer/creator Travis Beacham has an unmatched talent for character names, as proven by his work on . Here, hes unleashed the most self-indulgent fantasy names youll find on TV, including co-protagonist Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) and supporting characters such as Imogen Spurnrose, Absalom Breakspear, and Portia Fyfe. The names are so delicious that I hoped this would be a kind of for urban fantasy, …

Texas: Republican powerhouse could shift to Democrats as demographics change

The GOP has dominated the state for 30 years, but a slew of retirements and a rise in Hispanic voters may mean Texas becomes a battleground again Sri Preston Kulkarni has just moved into his campaign headquarters, which for now could hardly be more bland: a faceless office with blinds on the windows in a tucked-away suburban Houston business park. Not far away, though, are a Muslim community centre, a Korean market, Hindu temples, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and Mexican restaurants reminders that this sprawling Texas metropolis is one of the most diverse urban areas in the nation. Houstons fast-growing south-western suburbs are, for Kulkarni, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for a Texas congressional district, an American success story: a …

Global trade disruption is a symptom of a deeper malaise | Mohamed El-Erian

Resolving US-China trade war is not enough to ward off what many fear is a looming worldwide recession It is only a matter of time until the escalating tensions between China and the US prompt many more economists to warn of an impending global economic recession coupled with financial instability. On 5 August, Bloomberg News Larry Summers, a former US treasury secretary who was also closely involved in crisis-management efforts in 2008-09, recently The Only Game in Town, all of these recent developments and also, of course, the growing US-China tensions are related in a meaningful way to two basic and persistent features of the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis. The first is the prolonged period in which …

Already Miss ‘The Handmaids Tale’? 5 Chilling Dystopian Novels By Women Betches

Siobhan Adcock is the author of the novels, The Barter and The Completionist. Her short fiction has been published in Triquarterly and The Massachusetts Review, and her essays and humor writing have appeared in Salon, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn. feminist dystopian fictionThe PowerRed ClocksThe End We Start FromThe Water CureMother of InventionThe CompletionistAnd you’ve still got that itch to scratch, that need, that fever…and not for more cowbell. No. What you want are  scorching feminist visions of the that seems to be hurtling us toward, if we’re not there already, with every day of , , , and . For better or for worse—but mostly, it seems, for the better—the wave that started with the 2016 election shows no …

Targeted in Mississippi immigration raids, poultry company holds job fair just down the road

(CNN)One of the companies targeted in last week’s immigration raids in Mississippi is holding a job fair Monday about 11 miles from one of its plants that was raided. The fair is part of an effort to secure workers for the Morton plant, Bell said. Koch Foods wasn’t sure how many of its employees were arrested in the operation because authorities also seized all of its employment records, it said in a statement. No managers or supervisors were believed to be among those arrested, the company said. The company participates in the government’s E-Verify program and strives to ensure its employees are authorized to work in the United States, it said. However, the company said, its workers could have obtained …

Labour deputy Watson voices indyref2 opposition

‘Settled will’ And it follows a warning by ex-Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, who said unionism “appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion”. In a video released on Sunday, Mr Watson said: “We can see the mess caused by the prospect of the UK leaving the four decade-long union with Europe – imagine how much more disruptive it would be to break our three centuries-long Union of Scotland within the UK.” He pointed out that the party’s Scottish leader Richard Leonard had already made it “absolutely clear” that there was no case for a second independence referendum. Mr Watson added: “As we said in our 2017 manifesto, Labour opposes another referendum and the turbo-charged austerity in Scotland that leaving the UK …

Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Quits The NRA In Powerful Plea For Gun Control

S.E. Cupp, a longtime NRA advocate once featured as an “ “I am so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics, where a mass shooting happens, the left calls for new gun laws ― some meaningful, some unproductive ― the right yells ‘slippery slope’ and hides behind the Constitution,” she said on her “Nothing happens, nothing changes,” she said. “And with the next mass shooting, we do it all over again.” El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California.  But not this time:  Cupp specifically called for universal background checks, gun violence restraining orders, raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21, banning 100-round drums, fixing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and mental health programs …