After President Trump called Colin Kaepernick (and other athletes who have protested against racial injustice) “that son of a bitch,” Teresa Kaepernick, Colin’s mom, fired back: “Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”
This just in from Matthew Leone, in response to our inviting him to blog here at BITEME.ME:
A thousand thanks for considering me, BiteMaster! Let me expand and work up my fury to significant levels before I commit to contributing, as I will otherwise doubtlessly downgrade your masterful site.
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia recently called on American financial regulators to ban Bitcoins because of their use in a variety of crimes. In response, Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado wrote:
The exchange of dollar bills, including high denomination bills, is currently unregulated and has allowed users to participate in illicit activity, while also being highly subject to forgery, theft, and loss. For the reasons outlined below, I urge regulators to take immediate and appropriate action to limit the use of dollar bills.
In 2003, Barry Humphries’ character, Dame Edna, made some snarky remarks about Spanish which raised a huge stir, including a denunciation by actress Selma Hayek.
When Dame Edna was questioned about the controversy on the eve of her 2003 Australian tour, she retorted that Hayek’s denunciation was due to “professional jealousy”, and that Hayek was envious because the role of painter Frida Kahlo (for which Hayek received an Oscar nomination) had originally been offered to Edna.
When comedian Natasha Leggero made a crack about Pearl Harbor vets not being able to chew their food, there was an outpouring of criticism.
In response, she said “I don’t think the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures on television. . . . Do we really believe that the people who fought and defended our freedom against Nazis and the Axis powers will find a joke about SpaghettiO’s too much to bear?”
Good for her.
When Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt criticized comedian Sarah Silverman at JewishPress.com, Silverman’s father, Donald, rose to her defense:
“Hey a**hole: Daughter #1 [that’s Susan, Sarah’s older sister] is a rabbi. By the way, Sarah was also on the list [of The Jerusalem Post’s Most Influential Jews]. I missed your name. Oldest granddaughter is serving in the Israel Defense Forces. I’m sure you also served. Oh I forgot the Orthodox don’t do that. You don’t f*** with my family.”
Susan, who was recently arrested for praying at the Western Wall commented, “You can see where we get it from.”