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Seasonal Reminder: The Santa Clause Movies Are Insane

Christmas movies: They let us celebrate the birth of Jesus while also basking in the warm irradiating glow of television. There’s everything from the magic of Miracle On 34th Street to the commie propaganda of It’s A Wonderful Life. Hell, even a movie in which a small boy tries to straight up murder petty cat burglars somehow became a seasonal classic. If you hadn’t noticed, Disney has a real boner for money, which is presumably why they turned one of their hit Christmas flicks into a whole trilogy. Yup, there…

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Now Chelsea Handler’s mad about Trump killing off birds

Fledgling activist Chelsea Handler is really getting the hang of it, tweeting almost exclusively about President Trump. Even when she tries to “let loose and forget about Trump,” she posts a video of herself collapsing into a bathtub — presumably, the strain of not thinking about Trump was too much to withstand. Wednesday’s outrage: now that Trump has signed into law tax cuts that will kill tens of thousands, he’s moving on to birds. Another nice touch: Trump administration eases rule against killing birds," by WaPo's Juliet Eilperin: https://t.co/UloNo0CWp0 —…

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Guess who Marie Harf credits with the virtual defeat of ISIS?

U.S. military officials on Tuesday revealed that ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held, and since President Trump took office, half of its so-called “caliphate” has been captured. You can thank the Obama administration for that, says Marie Harf, now a political commentator for Fox News. Here she is on “The Five” to explain. Marie Harf: "The strategy that has led to a virtual defeat of ISIS in the caliphate…is largely a strategy that was laid out during the #Obama administration by military commanders." #TheFive https://t.co/2xXlJTjp08 pic.twitter.com/mr5DZMmCdL — Fox…

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The More Older Brothers You Have, The More Likely You Are To Be Gay. Now We Might Finally Know Why

Researchers believe that increasing levels of certain antibodies in a mother could explain the occurrence of the “fraternal birth order effect”, where the more older brothers a male has, the more likely he is to be gay. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked for a biological factor in mothers that could accumulate over multiple male pregnancies and influence their offspring’s sexual orientation. The team, led by Anthony Bogaert from Brock University, found that women pregnant with boys develop antibodies that target protein NLGN4Y, which is…

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Roy Moore Officially Loses to Doug Jones

Democrat Doug Jones was officially certified the winner of Alabama's U.S. Senate race on Thursday minutes after Republican Roy Moore's application for a temporary restraining order to block the certification was rejected by a judge. Moore claimed voter fraud had cost him the election and demanded a recount. Judge Johnny Hardwick denied the motion, stating that the court did not have the jurisdiction to block the certification. Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/roy-moore-officially-loses-to-doug-jones

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Papa John Isn’t In Charge Of Papa John’s Anymore

Good news: some racist asshole is stepping down from his position because everyone hates him. Bad news: I’m not talking about Trump. I’m talking about John Schnatter, or as I like to call him: Who? Schnatter is the CEO of Papa John’s, and will be stepping down in the new year after receiving backlash for talking shit about the NFL for not stopping their players from kneeling during the national anthem. Bye, bitch. People were hella pissed about what Schnatter said, you know, because it was offensive AF. So, Schnatt…

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Recy Taylor, Whose 1944 Rape Inspired Black Womens Resistance, Dead At 97

Taylor’s brother, Robert Corbitt, told NBC News that she died in her sleep at a nursing facility in her hometown of Abbeville. Taylor, who is survived by Corbitt along with two sisters, a granddaughter and multiple great-grandchildren, would have been 98 on Sunday. Her daughter Joyce Lee Taylor tragically died in a car accident in 1967.  Taylor’s story made national news in 1944 when she was kidnapped at gunpoint and brutally raped by six white men. The then-24-year-old was walking home to her husband and young daughter after a late church…

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Silicon Valley Star T.J. Miller Accused of Sexually Assaulting and Punching a Woman

Warning: This story includes graphic content. An alleged victim of former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller is coming forward with accusations that Miller hit and sexually assaulted her while in college. The accusations were eventually addressed by a student court at George Washington University and have been buzzed about in Hollywood and stand-up circles for years. He just tried a lot of things without asking me, and at no point asked me if I was all right, the woman told The Daily Beast. He choke[d] me, and I kept staring…

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Jos Mourinho reminds Klopp of Pogba fee comment after 75m Van Dijk deal

Jos Mourinho said Jrgen Klopp should be asked about his view he would never buy success after Liverpool spent 75m on Virgil van Dijk Jos Mourinho said Jrgen Klopp should be asked about the comment he made in 2016 that he would never buy success. The Manchester United manager pointed to Klopps observation after Liverpool agreed this week to pay Southampton 75m for Virgil van Dijk. Mourinho was clarifying remarks made after Uniteds 2-2 Boxing Day draw with Burnley at Old Trafford. He stated his near as United neared the…

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