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Delaware Governor Accidentally Tweets Bondage-Themed Pic, Wonkette Asks 'That's It?'

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Here's why you want to be awful careful with your work computer! Delaware Gov. Jack Markell's twitter accountsent out a little announcement about a cool new education initiative, but somehow, the photo that went with the tweet didn't exactly go with the tweet, if you know what we mean. OK, what we mean is this, as caught by WHYY reporter Shirley Min:


Min deserves a raise (or as much freelance work with Wonkette as she wants) for speculating, "Ummm... Maybe she's a teacher?"

The always-valuable deleted-tweets website Politwoops notes that the tweet vanished after 17 minutes, and that it linked to this photo, which we reproduce here in the interest of journalistic accuracy:

The lady in the harness is an Estonian model who goes by the name of "PreciousLittleModel," by the by. She described the photo as "a harmless selfie/candid from a photoshoot years ago" and added that she didn't want anyone to question her integrity, which we have no idea who would do that, or what exactly integrity is in the world of online selfies.

Here, by the way, is the photo that was supposed to go out with the tweet:

So WHA HAPPEN, guyzos?

Markell’s press secretary, Kelly Bachman, said in a statement provided to TPM that the tweet was supposed to include a freshly uploaded photo of the governor’s education announcement.

“While the tweet was being edited, the auto-generated link for the picture was inadvertently altered,” the statement read. “As a result, the picture linked to the tweet was a random, unrelated, and inappropriate picture that has been on the internet since 2010, and not the just-uploaded picture of the event. The tweet was deleted and we apologize for the error.”

“The lessons here are not to compose tweets too quickly and there is a lot of odd stuff on the internet,” the statement continued. “We just wish the accidental link had been a cat video.”

Uh-huh. "Auto generated." We're not Big Tech people, but we think that's a euphemism for "an intern wasn't paying attention to what they had highlighted and Ctrl-C'd just before they prepped the tweet."

But we invite you to speculate about how this little "oops" could have been generated without any human-input screw-ups.

[TPM / Politwoops / Philly.com]

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Just this past week, US News ranked Alabama 49th in the nation for education, with the lowest overall reading and math scores. They probably would have ranked 50th, but there was no data for their high school graduation rates.

The five states ranked best in the country for education were Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut, in that order.

Also, this week, the Alabama House passed a bill that would make it a punishable crime for doctors to refuse to treat babies "born alive" after abortion.

HB 491 reads:

If a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion, the physician who performed the abortion or attempted the abortion shall exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. Failure to do so is a Class 23 B felony and is punishable by not less than 20 years in state prison and a fine of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

More than 90 percent of abortions occur before 13 weeks. Only 1.3 percent of abortions occur after 21 weeks. The current law in Alabama -- not the horrorshow that just passed -- prohibits abortion after 23 weeks. Premature births at 22 weeks have a 0-3 percent survival rate, and premature "births" at 21 weeks have a survival rate of 0 percent.

There are not babies being "born alive" after abortions and then left to die because no one wants them. That's not a damn thing, and even when pressed, Alabama Republicans could not come up with a single example of this having happened. They just feel in their hearts that it does.

What can happen, rarely, is a medical situation where doctors must induce labor because the mother's life is at risk. In these cases, the children are wanted, but do not always survive because -- as mentioned just one paragraph ago -- the survival rates on premature babies are not great. That being said, federal law states that as soon as someone is born, they're a person, and therefore entitled to all rights thereof. One of those rights is that no one can kill you, legally. Doctors have an obligation to save lives, but when there is a situation—regardless of how old the person is!!!—where the patient has no chance of survival, the next of kin is given the option to continue or not continue with life-saving efforts. That is how things work.

It's almost as if there is some kind of connection between passing a law this stupid and having the worst reading comprehension skills in the nation.

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Well, lordy Jesus, that was 10 minutes of our life we're never going to get back.

A few minutes ago, all the reporters on Twitter started saying, "Um, we are getting called to the Rose Garden and we don't know why." Democrats were supposed to be meeting with Trump about Infrastructure Week, but instead, this was happening:

Hooray! There was a sign in the Rose Garden! It said how big the Mueller Investigation was! And most importantly the Mueller Investigation said NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, PREZNIT TRUMP GOOD, NOT A RUSSIAN.

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