Fox’s Family Guy couldn’t resist taking another shot at Trump supporters in its latest episode, portraying MAGA country Republicans as the menacing creatures from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds . Sunday’s episode followed the Griffith family on a cross-country road trip to Oregon to visit the last Blockbuster Video store. Along the way, they stop at a Midwestern diner where they find themselves surrounded by MAGA-hat-wearing Trump supporters. The show tipped its hat to the final scene of The Birds as the Griffith family slowly retreats to their car, their moves watched by an endless sea of Trump supporters who take turns squawking “Trump.” Watch below via MRC: Family Guy has taken repeated shots at Donald Trump and his supporters over the years, including an episode just after the 2020 election that imagined then-President Trump, his wife Melania, and Vice President Mike Pence hanging themselves in prison. In an episode that aired the year before … [Read more...] about ‘Family Guy’ Mocks MAGA Republicans as Evil Creatures from Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’
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The new term could provide fresh impetus to protests, unfortunately. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images It is generally accepted that the 2021–22 term of the U.S. Supreme Court was the most consequential — and, for progressives, the most damaging — in living memory. During their summer recess, the justices heatedly raised and angrily rebutted charges that the Court’s radically conservative major-decisions binge had risked its legitimacy. Now the Court is back for a new term in which it will have multiple opportunities to further the idea that it’s little more than an extension of the Republican Party — or to mitigate that reputation. It’s unlikely that any pending case will produce a result as explosive as the 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , which swept away any federal constitutional right to abortion. But there will be plenty of opportunities in the 2022–23 term for the right-wing majority that reversed Roe v. Wade … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court Is Back and Ready to Do More Damage
Millennials are in peak nesting mode. We want the outdoor space many apartments lack, or the room to grow that a starter house doesn’t offer. There’s just a not-so-small problem. (Gestures broadly at everything.) The median existing home sales price of U.S. homes was $389,500 in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s a 7.7% increase from August 2021. The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages topped 6% as of Sept. 15 this year, according to Freddie Mac. Compare that with an average rate of 2.86% just one year prior — that’s a 110% increase. It can be hard to compete when an open house feels like a cage match. It’s enough to make anyone retreat to a rental for a while. “We’re seeing that those who were thinking of buying a home just aren’t interested anymore,” says Natalie Slagle, a certified financial planner and founding partner of Rochester, Minnesota-based Fyooz Financial Planning. “People aren’t as willing to make big financial … [Read more...] about Millennial Money: You nixed your homebuying plan. What now?
close Video Mike Pompeo: Putin's military failure is humiliating Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo provides insight on the Russia-Ukraine conflict on 'The Story.' More than 200,000 Russian citizens have been drafted into the military following Russian President Vladimir Putin's mobilization order last month. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the milestone Tuesday, partially addressing concerns that Putin's regime planned to draft beyond the 300,000 troops initially called for, according to Reuters. The mobilization seeks to address significant Russian defeats in Ukraine. While Putin verbally stated that only 300,000 men with prior military experience would be drafted, the text of his mobilization order did not include a number, nor did it specify that only those with military experience could be drafted. Reports across Russia have seen citizens with no such experience receive conscription papers, leading to a mass … [Read more...] about Russia mobilization: Over 200,000 citizens drafted into military since Putin order
close Video They’re making up lies now: Herschel Walker Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker responds to abortion allegations on ‘Hannity.’ Republican Senate nominee in Georgia Herschel Walker denies a claim that 13 years ago he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion. "It is a flat-out lie, and now you know how important this seat is," the former college and professional football star said on Fox News’s "Hannity" on Monday night. Walker’s denial came a couple of hours after a report that Walker in 2009 urged an unnamed former girlfriend to get an abortion after she became pregnant while they were dating, and that he reimbursed her $700 for the procedure. The report from The Daily Beast cited interviews with woman who said she had a bank receipt showing Walker’s alleged payment, and a "get well" card that he reportedly sent her. The report said the woman provided proof of her intimate relationship with Walker, and that they corroborated … [Read more...] about Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker denies bombshell report that he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion
In a pair of two-minute video monologues posted to social media on Tuesday morning, Herschel Walker’s adult son Christian Walker stepped up the attacks on his father, keeping the focus on his dad’s past and saying everything he’s running on has been “a lie.” “I’ve stayed silent for nearly two years as my whole life has been lied about publicly,” Christian Walker wrote in the first video tweet. “I did ONE campaign event, then said I didn’t want involvement.” “I stayed silent as the atrocities committed against my mom were downplayed. I stayed silent when it came out that my father, Herschel Walker, had all these random kids across the country , none of whom he raised,” Christian Walker said in that video, first referencing an incident where his mom, Herschel Walker’s ex-wife, described the Republican Senate hopeful holding a gun to her head and threatening to “blow my brains out.” Christian Walker, 23, appeared galvanized by The Daily Beast’s reporting on Monday that his … [Read more...] about Herschel Walker’s Son Steps Up Attacks on His Dad: ‘I’m Done’