It shouldn't be at all surprising that when US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted her sympathies for the people of Paris (and her prayers for the firefighters), the Stupidest Man On The Internet and his compatriots at Gateway Pundit decided that was incredibly offensive because her tweet simply wasn't Jesusy enough.

The Omar story came on top of a whole raft of stories aimed at whipping up political outrage over what appears to have been an accidental fire, because why waste a good tragedy? Despite official announcements that the fire appears to be related to renovation work, Gateway Pundit suggested something more sinister: "French Media Confirms There Were NO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS at Notre Dame Cathedral at Time of Fire" (based on one tweet paraphrasing a news report). Hoft and his culture war battalion insisted, in two separate stories, that all Muslims everywhere were dancing on rooftops celebrating the fire, even if they didn't set it (but do you know for sure they didn't?). Fox's Shep Smith was scolded for cutting off a French municipal official who hinted the REAL cause of the fire would be covered up by "politically correct" officialdom, and just to be sure readers knew Muslims are bad, the site reminded them of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, too. Hoft's internet outlet also offered some uplifting stories about Parisians -- no, "Catholics with rosaries"! -- singing hymns as the cathedral burned, and proclaimed the survival of some parts of the interior a genuine miracle.

But then there was this horrible tweet by Ilhan Omar, a slap in the face to all Christendom:

Shocking! Horrifying! CLICKBAITY! The site tried to cram every single outrage into a single headline:

They almost didn't need to run anything else, but longtime Stupidest Guest Blogger on the Internet Kristinn Taylor did his damnedest to explain why Ilhan Omar had personally murdered everyone in Paris with her malicious good wishes. Describing her in the lede as a "prominent Muslim," Taylor pointed out, in case the hed hadn't done the job, that Omar's tweet

failed to use the name of the cathedral or even mention that it is a church–or a Catholic church. Notre Dame is French for Our Lady and is a Catholic name for the Virgin Mary, Mother of God who gave birth to Jesus.

Because presumably Gateway Pundit readers need to have obscure French terms like "Notre Dame" explained to them so they don't think a football team caught on fire. Also, saying that art and architecture are significant, and that they transcend time and location, is actually a deliberate insult to Christians, you see. Omar was actually "denigrating Notre Dame as an art museum." That monster. To clarify why the Muslim lady is completely wrong, Taylor capped his argument with this indisputable truth!

No one sings Ave Maria when an art museum goes up in flames.

And yes, the replies to Omar's tweet are now full of angry "Christians" who are very GRRR, and why is a Muslim lady even "praying" to her fake Mulim "god" who is not at all the real god? Is she trying to curse the firefighters?

So yes, it is an extreme offense to fail to point out that the cathedral is named for Holy Mary, Mother of God. And talking about Notre Dame as an architectural wonder is also very insulting. So let's see how a REAL Christian, Donald J. Trump, discussed the fire:

Trump calls Notre Dame fire a "terrible sight to behold"

I will tell you, the fire that they are having at the Notre Dame cathedral is something like few people have witnessed. It is one of the great treasures of the world. The greatest artists in the world. Probably, if you think about it, I would say it might be greater than almost any museum in the world and it's burning very badly. Looks like it's burning to the ground.

Hold on ... did the Great Man just denigrate a CATHOLIC CHURCH by comparing it to a museum? Doesn't he know it was named after the VIRGIN MARY WHO GAVE BIRTH TO JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR?

Trump then went on to suggest, like some kind of heathen Muslim lady, that the place had mere "cultural" significance, completely ignoring the fact that the cathedral holds the ACTUAL CROWN OF THORNS WORN BY JESUS. (The relic survived the fire, and no, Hoft's Gateway Pundit story does not say the relic is "believed" to be authentic by some people. It IS REAL). Anyway, look at the denigrating!

That is beyond countries, that is beyond anything. That is a part of our growing up. It's a part of our culture. It's a part of our lives. That's a truly great cathedral. I have been there, I have seen it. It's a terrible scene.

They think it was caused by, at this moment they don't know, but they think it was caused by renovation. I hope that's the reason. Renovation, what's that all about? It's a terrible sight to behold.

How true this is. Renovation, what is that?

Oh, never mind, he said "Cathedral" and "Notre Dame," so he clearly had his mind on the building's religious significance, the end.

[Gateway Pundit]

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Once upon a time... about ten years ago, a group of entirely ridiculous men burst onto the scene wearing stupid hats and telling men that wearing stupid hats and telling men that walking up to women in bars and insulting ("negging") them would get them laid. This did not last long, as women also had televisions and computers and were completely aware of these tricks as well, so when some ass came up to us in a bar and said "Hey, nice nails, are they real?" we would laugh and laugh and loudly announce "Oh my god, this guy just tried to neg me! Can you believe that shit? HEY EVERYONE, THIS GUY JUST TRIED TO NEG ME!" and then refer to him as "Mystery" the whole night.

Most of the men who tried that shit only did so a few times before realizing that it wasn't going to work, and thus moved on to other things. Perhaps things that did not involve furry hats and coming off as a huge creep. We may never know, because I would assume that those who tried it are now extremely embarrassed and would never, ever admit to this to us.

Still, there were a few men willing to eat that shit up, as well as some grifters willing to take advantage of that. Said grifters tended to be extremely misogynistic and seemed more like they were teaching men how to be as despised by women as they were than teaching them how to actually be liked by women.

Some of them, like Roosh V, a creepy weirdo who actually does live in his mom's basement, actively encouraged men to rape women who were intoxicated to the point of being obviously unable to consent.

However, even that branch of the PUA tree is wilting away. Many "self-help" style PUA forums like Nextasf and RSDnation are shutting down or have already shut down. In March, Chateau Heartiste, a batshit crazy PUA turned White Nationalist/Alt-Right blog was shut down by Wordpress. This week, rape advocate Roosh V (whom you may recall once called yours truly a "Wonkette typist/clown face, would not bang") announced that he was renouncing his PUA ways and devoting himself to Jesus. He explained to the forum he manages that he would no longer be allowing anyone to discuss premarital "fornication."

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'Baby Geniuses' star Jon Voight took to Twitter early this morning to proclaim his undying love for Donald Trump, probably because there is no one left in his life who will listen to him talk about this, or anything else, in person. In this video rant, Voight encouraged members of the Republican Party, whom he apparently thinks are the only real citizens of the United States, to stand by Donald Trump and "acknowledge the truth" that he is the best President since Abraham Lincoln.

Part ONE:

People of the Republican Party, I know you will agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction. I've said this once and I'll say this again. That our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln. I'm here today to acknowledge the truth, and I'm here today to tell you my fellow Americans that our country…

Oh no, not our absurd words of destruction!

Part DEUX:

is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our President has made his every move correct. Don't be fooled by the political left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president. Let us stand up for this truth, that President Trump is the greatest president since President Lincoln.

Does Jon Voight not know there have been... other presidents? Can he name them? Because really, it does not sound like it. Does he also not know that a very big chunk of the Republican Party actually does not care very much for Abraham Lincoln? Namely those defenders of Confederate statues that Trump called "very fine people?" Also, did he intentionally diss their beloved Ronald Reagan?

Who can know? Who can even tell what he is trying to say or why he is trying to say it. He doesn't appear to have tweeted much since 2016, so I'm guessing whoever's job it was to keep him from tanking his career quit. Either that... or after filming the seventh season of Ray Donovan, he found out it's going to be canceled or his character is getting killed off or something and he is now free to be a jackass? I don't know, I haven't watched the show, although my parents are very into it and mad that I haven't watched it. Literally all I know about it is that it has something to do with Boston, because they keep mentioning that to me like it's a selling point.

It seems useless at this point to note that the people who scream their faces off about how bad it is for Hollywood celebs to support liberal causes, and how they should keep their politics to themselves, etc. etc. make a way bigger deal than normal people do whenever a Big Time Hollywood Celebrity like Jon Voight or, uh, Scott Baio, supports their cause. Mostly because they're the only ones who have elected a reality TV star and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo (who by the way, also once practically ruined a perfectly good Bette Davis movie with his bad acting. Which is not to say that Dark Victory is not fantastic and probably the best thing to watch if you want to sob your face off, but he was very bad in it.) to run the country.

But we might as well do that anyway, because it actually never stops being funny.

[Jon Voight Twitter]

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