PETA apparently wants to take the “cow” out of “cowabunga, dude!” The animal rights group has asked the makers of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to swap out the superheroes’ favorite snack, pizza, for a vegan alternative.
In a Jan. 31 letter to Nickelodeon, PETA asked the network to take their upcoming cartoon series in a “different direction” by having the crime fighting turtles eat dairy-free pizza. “Modern kids are embracing vegan food, so why shouldn’t modern Ninja Turtles?” writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange.
Nickelodeon’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is set to debut in September of 2018 and has already made history by announcing that that turtles’ human sidekick April O’Neil will be depicted as African American for the first time since the characters were created in 1984. PETA is now pushing animators to go even further by having Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael embrace the alleged popularity of vegan food.
“Generation Z already scarfs down 57 percent more tofu and chugs 550 percent more nondairy milk than millennials do,” PETA claims. “70 percent of U.S. college campuses offer daily vegan options… an awesome 42 percent jump from just four years ago.”
PETA did not say if they objected to some of the strange toppings the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have put on their pizzas over the years, including peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate sprinkles.
During a meeting in which Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees was set to install former Governor John Engler as the interim president, a student protester stalled the proceedings by planting himself down on the middle of the conference room table.
Engler was set to take the position in the wake of Lou Anna Simon’s resignation. Simon’s resignation came as a result of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal that has rocked the gymnastics world and Michigan State University over the past few weeks.
A group of student protesters entered the board meeting during the proceedings and began speaking. One student hopped on top of the conference room table and sat down with his legs crossed. Another student shouted that Engler’s appointment would “corporatize” Michigan State.
“This meeting was put in this room specifically so there wouldn’t be a lot of people allowed here,” the student said, seated comfortably in the middle of the table. “This is something we don’t believe as students, as members of this university and community that reflects what we believe as Michigan State students.”
“Together, we hope that you as a Board of Trustees make better decisions going forward and allow us in on the process,” the student finished.
Social media users blasted the students. Some called him entitled, others said that they immediately dismissed his arguments on the basis of his conduct alone.
Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits — until the state learned he’d been dogging it at the Detroit-area restaurant where he supposedly worked.
Ryder is a German Shepherd owned by attorney Michael Haddock on the other side of the state in Saugatuck.
Speaking to WWJ Newsradio 950’s Sandra McNeill, Haddock said he was indeed surprised when he received a benefits letter addressed to “Michael Ryder” from Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency.
The paperwork listed the dog as having been employed by Kruse and Muer, an upscale seafood chain. “He’s very food driven, so it’s no coincidence that he had a restaurant on his application,” Haddock said, with a chuckle.
When Haddock contacted the agency about the letter, he was told the agency’s computer system had sent it, but that the claim was later was flagged as suspicious and denied.
Haddock added that, while he’s not entirely sure what Ryder does all day, he is pretty sure that his dog has never had a job. Could it have been a practical joke?
“I have plenty of friends that maybe would do something (like this), but they would genuinely fess up to it by now. So, yeah, I’m not sure,” he said.
Maxine Waters now sees a Russian behind every mailbox and lamp post.
During an anti-Trump tirade at an urban housing event, the California congresswoman went on a stem winder about Russia and the Kremlin’s alleged love for the American president.
At one point, the paranoid Waters declared Trump has committed “obstruction of justice,” and made the case for impeachment, also citing “possible collusion” with Russia.
She theorized Russia wanted to elect Trump so he would lift sanctions to allow Russia to drill for oil in the Arctic.
President Obama created the sanctions. She claimed Trump “hates” Obama.
“I want to tell you they absolutely hacked our Democratic National Committee—absolutely did that,” she told the audience to cheers.
“RT, which is Russian television, absolutely interfered with a speech of mine on the floor of Congress and blocked me out for 10 minutes,” she bellowed, as a woman in the audience gasped, “What?!?”
“They don’t play. They mean business,” Waters declared.
She was referring to an incident last January when C-SPAN briefly showed RT on its Internet feed. The TV broadcast wasn’t affected.
C-SPAN blamed the moment on an “internal routing error.”
An illegal transgender immigrant declared that she belongs in the U.S. — regardless of what President Donald Trump says.
Washington, D.C., resident Catalina Velasquez spoke to The Washington Post about her right to live in America.
“I am entitled to be here, unapologetically so,” said Velasquez. “And I love this country.”
Velasquez, a self-proclaimed anti-Trump transgender activist, is in charge of a political, media and diversity consulting firm. She gave a speech at the White House when Barack Obama was president.
“This is not the first time we have had a bigot in office,” Velasquez went on. “I think we will survive it. But like before, it will come at the expense of many lives, and it will be lives like mine.”
Velasquez, a DACA recipient, came to the U.S. illegally from Columbia. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Trump signed an executive order in January calling for a wall to be built along the U.S- Mexican border. He also approved the hiring of 5,000 more border patrol agents and gave local law officers the power to enforce immigration law.
People that just end up embarrassing themselves.
This is the moment a man injures a delicate part of himself while trying to jump off of a bin and into a canal.
The shirtless man can be seen walking around cockily as he makes sure his friends are filming his stunt.
Then, he rushes towards the bin but it fails to take his weight and he lands groin first on the railing, before tipping into the water below.
Self-identified "national socialist" Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) couldn't let Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) speak for him in the Democratic response to Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. But, in a perfect metaphor for his economic system, Sanders' own response experienced "technical difficulties."
For almost a full three minutes, Sanders' response was down, and the screen read, "We will be back momentarily!"
"Well, as they say, technology is great when it works, so if you're still with us, we appreciate it very much," the socialist senator said when the video started again.
So long as Sanders' team doesn't fix the video, you might be able to catch the lag here. The glitch starts at 6:09 in the video, and goes on until 8:50.
To match their vicious pre-State of the Union address coverage, ABC lost its mind following President Trump’s first such address, slinging mud at the President for delivering a “divisive,” “gloomy,” and “sad speech” that did nothing to “unify” the country and instead “stok[ed]...racial tensions.”
Chief anchor and former Clinton administration official George Stephanopoulos started by telling chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl that Trump “did not unify that chamber” while Karl swooned that he’s “never seen anything like it” with “Democrats...basically run[ning] for the exits.”
In what only can be called an ironic twist, CNN apparently sent multiple push alerts on a story about the person who sent the false Hawaii missile alert being fired.
Retired Brig. Gen. Bruce Oliveira said, “When it became apparent that the real-world alert was issued,” the employee “seemed confused, he froze and another employee had to take over his responsibilities.”
The employee “had a history of confusing drill and real-world events,” Oliveira said.
Drinkers were left in hysterics after three women attempted to perform a graceful ballet routine in a pub .
The female trio were captured on camera holding on to the bar while preparing to ‘plié’ - a movement that sees dancers bend and then straighten their knees with their feet turned out.
But any hopes of impressing pubgoers were soon dashed as they accidentally yanked the brass fixture from the bar to send them all flying backwards onto the ground.
Jill Cunliffe, owner of the Rope and Anchor pub in Wigan, where the routine took place, was one of the women involved in the hilarious mishap.
She said the four-second video was cut short because the filmer dropped her phone in a fit of laughter.
Far-left film maker Michael Moore called for America to be “cleansed” of its “white male privilege” during a speech in New York last night.
Moore was giving an address at the ‘People’s State of the Union’ event in Manhattan, which was derided by its critics as having nothing to do with “the people” and everything to do with mega-rich celebrities lecturing Americans about how to think and vote.
Asserting that the removal of Donald Trump and Mike Pence from office, “Still won’t be enough,” Moore said, “We must remove and replace the system and the culture that gave us Trump in the first place.”
“He did not just fall out of the sky and land in Queens,” Moore continued.” He is a result….of us never correcting the three original sins of America – a nation founded on genocide, built on the backs of slaves and maintained through the subjugation of women to second class citizenship and economic disempowerment.”
“As we seek to rid ourselves of Trump, we must also cleanse our American soul of its white male privilege, its voracious greed,” he added.
A self-confessed plastic surgery fanatic has revealed he's so addicted to lip fillers and Botox that he's ended up with grotesque results.
Cyril Roux, 32, from Toulon, France was desperate to look like his idol Marilyn Monroe.
So he spent £5000 on Botox as part of his quest to look like the stunning 1950s sex symbol.
Dubbed the 'plastic guy' the French waiter underwent several dramatic cosmetic procedures.
Back in New York City for the first time since George W. Bush’s first term and drenched in the politics of the Donald Trump era, last night’s Grammy Awards was rockin’ with multiple wins for a very non-political Bruno Mars and a very, very political Kendrick Lamar. The more than three-and-a half-hour- long CBS show also had an audio book audition cameo by Hillary Clinton (see below), a use or two of the censor button, a lot of U2 and Sting, a powerful Time’s Up speech by Janelle Monáe and an equally powerful performance by Kesha and a chorus of supporters.
Hosted by James Cordon for the second year in a row and continuing on Sundays for the House of Moonves, the 60th annual Grammys additionally had a discerning Dave Chappelle win his first award at the ceremony and a handful for country star Chris Stapleton to take home. Amidst a wide spectrum of performances at Madison Square Garden, Patti LuPone showed how a mic drop bridges generations, and there was a “Jay for President” shout-out from Lamar for a Trump scrapping and multiple nominated Jay-Z in the front row.
With a 12.7/21 in metered market ratings, the Recording Academy’s big hootenanny was also way down from the early numbers from the LA-based February 13, 2017 59th annual show. By way down, I mean a just over 20% decline from last year to what looks to be an all-time low for the ceremony.
Facing the midseason debut of The Walking Dead and even a bit more competition on the rest of the Big 4 than last night’s show, last year’s Adele dominated Grammys eventually claimed 26.05 million viewers and a 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 when the final numbers came in.
Footage showing Emmanuel Macron giving autographs to dozens of kids in the city of Clermond-Ferrand swept French media on January 26 – and it was not Macron’s eagerness to talk to the children that made the headlines.
While President Macron, surrounded by excited children, was trying to give autographs, he found himself in a difficult situation, as he had no pad that would make writing easier. The video shows him asking one of his bodyguards for help, with the latter giving the president a writing case made of Kevlar fiber, which can be used to protect Macron from bullets.
Realizing that the case was unhelpful, Macron jokingly said “The thing is not bulletproof, it’s trash,” and proceeded to say that his security detail had no decent writing case because the services failed to “find one that knew how to write.” His remark prompted the bodyguard to call the president an “idiot” and a “bastard.”
NANCY CORDES: Senator, the President is giving his first State of the Union address this week and polls show that his biggest achievement so far, the tax cuts, are now gaining in popularity as some of these big companies hand out thousand-dollar bonuses. Are you glad that these people have more money in their pockets?
SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: Are we having a technical issue here?
NANCY CORDES: Senator, can you hear me? All right. It appears that we have lost our audio connection with Senator Sanders. We’ll take a commercial break and will be right back.
This video has been going around the Internet for some time now showing Jay-Z punching a young female fan in the face.
The publicists for Jay-Z's Rockefeller records did respond by claiming that the woman is actually a friend of Jay-Z's and they were just playing around.
Many of Jay-Z's friends have already admitted that this was not a friend, nor was it a joke. Jay-Z was simply irritated that the woman dared to continue to take pictures of him without asking after show. Without realizing the cameras were rolling behind the young fan, he socked her in the face and then shoved her in an attempt to get her to stop.
This story has been quadrate it with not just those that were filming the entire melee take place, but also verified by the bodyguards who have quit working for Jay-Z since.
An Instagram model was thrown off a plane after she reportedly got into an argument with the air hostess and a pilot.
Jen Selter - who is well known for her gym honed body - was on a delayed American Airlines flight from Miami on Saturday when the confrontation happened.
According to TMZ , Jen was on the plane with her sister when it was delayed for an hour and a half due to mechanical issues.
When someone went to go to the bathroom, Jen got out of her seat to get something from the overhead locker.
Jay Z: It’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. You’re missing the whole point.
2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton praised “activist b----es supporting b----es” in a video shared on Twitter Friday night.
The video, shared by HuffPo commentator Alex Mohajer, showed Clinton thanking “everyone” for their feminism, activism, and encouraging supporters to keep up their “really important, good work.”
Someone in the background then makes a reference to “activist b----es supporting b----es,” to which she repeats that it is indeed directed to such people.
“So lets go!” she says. It was not clear where or when the video was recorded.
Location: Jiangsu, China
When all you have ever known is touchscreens and smartphones, a rotary dial phone might as well be from the Moon.
Teenager Braylon Daigle proved this once again in a viral video shot by his mum, 39-year-old Kimberley Phillips.
Phillips encourages Braylon to try and call her on an old-fashioned rotary dial telephone and it does not go well.
First he begins by dialling the wrong way round, sticking his finger in the zero hole before spinning the dial to the number he wants.
As those born before the age of the mobile phone knows, you are actually supposed to put your finger in the number you want and then rotate the dial round to the metal catch.
Instant Karma: Woman Breaks Her Leg While Stealing A Package From A Porch!
That guy who kept holding on had me in tears.
I'm not sure what the DESIRED outcome was, but I'm pleased with the actual outcome.
A randy couple have been left red-faced after they were caught having sex in their room by builders.
The footage shared on Twitter shows the naked couple romping on a bed, without any blinds or curtains drawn to the outside world.
They were seemingly unaware that their special moment was being recorded by builders at a construction site in an opposite tower, believed to be in Australia.
As the camera pans out, the workers appear to have downed tools for a moment while they comment on the man's technique.
This mismatch here is unreal.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton launched into scathing tirade against Sky News’s Kay Burley this afternoon, describing her as a “munchkin in the media” and humiliating her for opining on President Trump’s threats to cancel Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
In a segment billed to be about the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom, Burley, true to form, deviated from the role of a news anchor into promoting her own opinions that Trump was “slippery” because he wants the U.S. to stop assisting the largest state sponsor of global terrorism, Iran.
Amb. Bolton seized on the remarks, declaring:
I think what you said is offensive and inappropriate. You are a munchkin in the media and you may have your opinions but I think your job is to try and present the news accurately and not editorialise. If you’d like to tell me where you think the President has behaved in a way that you disagree with let’s have an example of it and I’d be happy to deal with it.
You said the President slips in and out of deals. What is your problem specifically?
Burley bumbled back: “I was saying that he wants to get out of the deal that the United States has done as far as Iran is concerned”.
There’s nothing slippery about that. It’s entirely appropriate, when a country realises its made a strategic mistake or circumstances have changed, to get out of an international agreement.
The former UN ambassador — a regular guest on the Breitbart News Daily radio show — then gave an example of another deal the U.S. removed itself from, when President George W. Bush took America out of the 1974 antiballistic missile treaty.
“That’s not slippery, that’s acting in the national interest,” he said, before adding: “Do you think Britain is slippery for getting out of the European Union? Maybe you should call your whole country slippery”.
Another day, another crazy liberal story. This time it’s from the popular streaming platform known as Netflix. First they announced a David Letterman special, who is known for his shady past and now they released a video promoting Cucks.
The liberal snowflakes who were screaming at the sky after the Trump election have just been made a little bit less of a pansy. The easiest way to accomplish this, add a little heavy metal music to make their screaming fits look suitable.
San Francisco police last week interrupted the filming of a rap video and detained every participant.
Though police originally spoke to the men who explained they were taping a music video, officers continued to watch the group from a distance and later decided to intervene, arresting a 21-year-old former felon who was carrying a gun and ‘racked a round into the chamber,’ according to officials.