Rep. Frederica Wilson (D., Fla.) said Friday that White House chief of staff John Kelly's comparison of the congresswoman's behavior to that of an "empty barrel" was racist.
CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked Wilson about Kelly's comments regarding her criticisms of President Donald Trump and his phone call with the widow of a fallen soldier.
Wilson said she had heard Kelly's comments during a White House press briefing on Thursday and said much of what he said was a lie.
"He can't just go on tv and lie on me," Wilson said.
Camerota referenced Kelly's criticism that "empty barrels make the most noise" and Wilson interrupted the host to claim the comment was racist.
"Okay, that's a racist term too. I'm thinking about that one," Wilson said. "We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel and I don't like to be dragged into something like that."
Wilson did not explain how the phrase "empty barrels make the most noise" is racist. The idiom is in fact used to question the (empty) thought behind a person's words (noise). Simply as a fact of physics, a barrel or vessel will produce the most noise when empty and disturbed.
A toddler was saved by firefighters in the nick of time after locking himself in a car in sweltering temperatures. Two-year-old Apollo Rubin was with his family in Florida when he snatched the car keys from his mum Sac and locked himself inside. The terrified parents told News 6 that Apollo took the keys just as the door was closed, and then begged him to open the door. A police officer was nearby and is seen trying to jimmy open a window in the footage. He was checked by paramedics and appeared not to be suffering from the effects, and was happily pictured with the firefighters moments after. Dad Ken Rubin said: "Orlando Police Department and fire department both showed up right away on the spot and helped us out, so we're very grateful they were there to help us and they're our heroes for the day."
A group of saltwater crocodiles were seen feasting on a cow in Australia’s Northern Territory on October 2.Nine-year-old local Banjo Rowe captured the rare footage while fishing with his father at Corroboree Billabong on the Mary River, southeast of Darwin. The Rowe family believes there were as many as 23 crocodiles feeding on the remnants of the cow.The river has the highest density of saltwater crocodiles in the world but it is extremely unusual to see so many of the animals feeding together at once, according to news reports.The video was shared on the Facebook page belonging to Grahame Webb, who is the chairman of the international Crocodile Specialist Group and owner of Darwin’s Crocodylus Park.
The stoned squirrel was found by a kindly dog walker who noticed that he was in some serious trouble. She initially assumed that the animal had been attacked, but it didn’t take her long to see the mushroom patch and work out what had happened.
Wow, it's like they're filming a scene for the new Michael Bay film, Explosion.
I think they're taking the phrase "bump" a little too literally.
Occurred on July 13, 2017 / San Antonio, Texas, USA
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and a French C-160 aircraft conduct a heavy equipment parachute extraction airdrop at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.
A felony suspect tried to make a run from police, but her clothes did her in. Here is dashcam video of the suspect running from a car. Her pants eventually fall down, and then, so does she. Norcross officer Bernard Hill pulled over the Toyota Camry this week after running its plates and discovering its owner was wanted on several charges.
For when the wife won't let you have the 'alone time' you want so bad.
Ohio woman throws apple at proposing boyfriend
Drunk woman drives her destroyed car through Laguna beach to avoid police and vigilante men after a hit and run.
This daredevil couple are prepared to go to great heights in their long-running quest to take the perfect selfie. Armed with nothing but a selfie stick and a backpack, Angela Nikolau and her boyfriend Ivan Beerkus scaled to the top of the “highest crane in Hong Kong”. Angela, a 24-year-old Russian artist, has almost 500,000 followers on Twitter thanks to her passion for posing in perilous positions thousands of feet in the air. Her latest quest with Ivan was filmed and posted on their YouTube channel attracting tens of thousands of views.
CCTV captured strange goings on at a village pub that have left staff and regulars with the heebie-jeebies. Bosses at the Tyler’s Kiln, in the historic city of Canterbury, Kent say motion sensors have captured things moving in the dead of night, sparking claims the pub is haunted. Staff have also reported shadows passing doors, glasses flying off shelves and lights turning on mysteriously. Owner Allister Collins has now put together a collection of creepy clips, captured on the the pub’s surveillance footage over a two-month period from August 4, highlighting the number of strange incidents. In it, chairs are mysteriously pulled out, saloon doors swing open and a garden umbrella opens unaided. Items also move on tables and a cushion moves from a sofa.
Animal welfare officers are investigating social media footage that shows a man drop kicking a cat in the street. The cruel moment was filmed on a mobile phone in south London and has sparked outrage online. It shows the man in a white shirt and tie picking up the cat from a wall outside a house. He then turns towards the camera and volleys the animal as if it were a football towards a nearby parked car. Animal welfare officers from the RSPCA are appalled at the footage and have launched an investigation into the incident. The charity's assistant director of inspectorate Dermot Murphy said he was concerned the black and white cat may have suffered severe injuries. He said: "It is completely unacceptable to treat a cat in this way and it could well have suffered some severe injuries from such a brutal kick. "We understand that such acts of cruelty can be very upsetting and emotive, and we would urge anyone who does recognise the culprit or the area to pass the information onto us, and not be tempted to act on it themselves." Anyone with information can call the RSPCA emergency telephone line on 0300 1234 999.
An off-duty female soldier fought off a group of protesters with amazing martial arts skills after the aggressive gang of men called her a whore. The fearless Israeli fighter put her defence training to good use after being surrounded by dozens of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters during a rally in Jerusalem. Footage has emerged of Nomi Golan turning on the men after they spit and swear at her, calling her a whore and 'shiksa' (non-Jewish woman). Using a number of karate moves, Golan was able to fend off the group despite being outnumbered.
Crowds of space rocket enthusiasts got a close up experience as scientists tested the latest engine which could take humanity back to the moon. NASA was testing the rocket engine at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, and hope it will be the system to allow a new generation of rockets to blast off into deep space. More than 1,500 gathered there on Thursday this week, and got a chance to feel the power of the rockets which were anchored to the ground.
Pedophile Meets Another Pedo At A Homeless Shelter!
Them Hands Though
CCTV shows 20-year-old Ukrainian heiress Alyona Zaitseva 'racing another car' through the streets of Kharkiv before colliding with a third vehicle and crashing into a group of pedestrians.
A food truck in Canberra which allegedly served a take away meal infested with maggots has been allowed to continue trading as usual. What The Pho was serving customers at The Hamlet, an outdoor food village in the inner city suburb of Braddon, when it received complaints of alleged larva crawling through a customer's meal. A female customer claimed she was part-way through a Vietnamese dish from the establishment when she saw multiple live insects wriggling around inside, ABC News reports.
A woman in Sydney's west has been filmed screaming at passengers on a train platform while allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine. In a video shared to Sydney Crime News Facebook page, the woman can be seen yelling and acting erratically. The video shows the woman jumping on and off the train and running down the platform repeatedly. Filmed on Snapchat, the clip was tagged at Yennora railway station in western Sydney.
A man has been filmed entering into a racist, expletive-filled rant whilst travelling on a Victoria Line tube in London.
Cup It Up American Grill closed for good on Monday, three days after two of its owners posted a politically charged statement on Facebook that prompted angry social media backlash and calls to boycott the University of Arizona-area restaurant.
Julian Alarcon, a former partner who was not involved in Friday’s Facebook post, said the restaurant at 760 N. Tyndall Ave. was the target of harassing and threatening phone calls throughout the weekend. Two employees quit Saturday because of the calls and several more quit throughout the weekend, he said.
“It’s not worth it,” said Alarcon, the operating partner and chef who resigned Saturday morning in response to the Facebook post from partners Christopher Smith and Jay Warren.
The pair’s post laid out their political beliefs that included support for President Trump, standing for the national anthem and repealing Obamacare, and opposition to fake news and the concept of global warming.
That post, which went up at noon Friday, also announced that they would not broadcast NFL games at the restaurant in light of players’ kneeling during the anthem.
Within minutes, the post was met with a barrage of comments, most of them negative and including calls to boycott the restaurant.
The post was taken down three hours later and by Saturday the restaurant had removed itself from social media.
Shaffer notes, “There’s nothing legally holding this guy back except this so-called agreement.” He says her attorney is adamant that, “This guy has the goods, he has critical information necessary for both Congress to do its appropriate oversight role.”
He says, “Frankly, Lou, what I think the Department of Justice is afraid of and the FBI is, they are going to be shown to have taken a side and acted politically behind the scenes when factually the evidence was clear that certain members of the Barack Obama administration not only abetted the Russians taking control of a critical national resource…”
Dobbs interrupts, “No, I understand why the Obama administration wouldn’t want this informant speaking. I understand why they’ve even gone to the extent of, apparently, constructing a non-disclosure that has criminal penalties, which is to the knowledge as I understand it of nearly every attorney, never been done before. Usually it’s civil penalties.”
He continues, “I don’t understand why Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General of the Trump Justice Department isn’t lifting that non-disclosure right now and freeing this informant to tell the Judiciary Committee, the Intelligence Committees and indeed, the American people everything he knows about what is, appears to be, one of the or the most extraordinary cover ups in this country’s history.”
If you are curious as to why you seem to have items missing from your luggage when traveling abroad, this could be a good reason why!
Watch these baggage handlers systematically root through passengers items before being thrown onto the plane.
When illegal mosques get shut down in France, the Muslim migrants that have besieged the nation and caused chaos for years now react by blocking traffic.
Here is an example of one of the roadways in the city of Paris being completely blocked off so that these Muslim migrants can hold a prayer.
Rep. Frederica Wilson is laughing off criticism lobbed at her from White House chief of staff John Kelly, saying his comments show "I'm a rock star now."
The Florida Democrat made the comment to Miami Fox affiliate WSVN-TV Thursday in response to Kelly.
"You mean to tell me that I have become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" Wilson said. "This is amazing. It's amazing, that is absolutely phenomenal. I have to tell my kids that I'm a rock star now."
A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students.
Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.
One of the ringleaders of the protest was student activist Haik Adamian, who posted an announcement in the official UCSC Student Facebook group calling on students to deny the CR group its First Amendment rights.
“White Supremacist, fascist sympathizing College Republicans are having a meeting at McHenry library, room 0332. Everybody be aware of this violent racist activity happening everyday on this campus!” he wrote, adding that “We need a movement of people on this campus that rejects the ‘right of assembly,’ or ‘right of free speech’ for white supremacists and fascists.”
Heeding Adamian’s call, student activists disrupted the meeting by banging open the door to the meeting space and shouting accusations that the members were “fascists,” “racists,” and “white supremacists.”
According to the UCSC College Republicans, their offers to discuss the concerns of the protesters were met with exclamations that “dialogue is violence,” after which the protesters called the club’s presence a “threat to the library” and demanded that the CR members vacate the space immediately.
The protesters even reportedly berated library staff members when they refused to shut down the pre-approved meeting. One staff member eventually asked the CR members to leave in order to end the disturbance, but meeting attendees chose to respond by sitting quietly and refusing to leave the area.
Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Oakland Raiders‘ 31-30 win against the Kansas City Chiefs midway through the second quarter Thursday night for making contact with an official.
Lynch ran off the sideline and into a scrum after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late, drawing a flag for a personal foul. Several Raiders offensive linemen went after Peters, an Oakland native and close friend of Lynch.
“I was disappointed he ran out because I knew we had a 15-yard penalty and we’d be in good shape,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. “I told him you can’t leave the bench like that. That was about it. Next thing I knew, he was being tossed. The referee told me he had actually put his hands on him.”
Physical contact with an official carries a fine of $30,387. If the NFL suspends Lynch for coming off the bench to join the altercation, it would cost him a game check of $79,411.
President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.
But what would some of those opponents think if they were told the same plan was being proposed by someone they adore—Senator Bernie Sanders?
To find out, we headed to George Washington University to ask students their opinions on Trump’s new tax plan. WIthout much explanation, the students immediately made clear their distaste for the plan.
“It’s not the most efficient, nor beneficial to the general populus,” said one student when asked her opinion of Trump’s plan.
“It’s better for the upper class than anyone else,” added another.
After watching student after student expressed their disapproval of the plan, we then asked those same students what they thought of Senator Bernie Sanders’ new tax plan.
Immediately, they expressed excitement and support after hearing the details of the plan.
The only problem for them? There was no tax plan for Senator Sanders. The plan they loved was actually President Trump’s.
If you want to take an honest look at what Angela Merkel is importing into the nation of Germany, take a look at these Muslim migrants that are actually brawling simply because one of them picked up a piece of clothing that the other one wanted to buy with the money that is given to them by the nation of Germany, robbing taxpayers blind!
Antifa and protestors at the University of Florida (UF) chased and screamed profanities at Fox News’ Phil Keating, calling the network “Nazi enablers.” Keating, a seasoned journalist, was at UF to cover the event held by Richard Spencer, as was People’s Pundit Daily (PPD).
Richard Baris, the editor of PPD, could be heard recapping the event in which the protestors shouted down Spencer before a scuffle breaks out. Keating was forced to abandon his attempts at a broadcast when Antifa began getting physical and shouting profanities, including “F— Fox News!”
What happens after the bottles of vodka have been diminished? THIS! Watch this group of Russians who were clearly drunk out of their minds get into a brawl while riding the public bus.
Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.
Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved in front of the council's table, turned toward the flag and took a knee when it came time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance after the meeting was called to order.
Warpehoski said the move was an act of attention, concern and respect.
"I can't speak to what is in each person's heart, but for me to 'take a knee' is an act of attention, of concern, and of respect," Warpehoski wrote on his website ahead of Monday's meeting and also stated at the meeting. "And it is in that spirit that I take a knee at tonight's City Council meeting: out of respect for the aspiration that we be a nation 'with liberty and justice for all,' with full attention that we fall short of that ideal in many ways, and with humble dedication to continue to work that the promise of the pledge may be fulfilled."
During the meeting, Kailasapathy said she knelt during the Pledge to demonstrate her commitment to upholding democratic values.
"For me, taking a knee is also showing solidarity with the group of people who have been doing this at the national level," she said.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker went in for a warm kiss and embrace with Austrian Chancellor-Elect Sebastian Kurz as the two greeted each other at the European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday.
BEIJING has outlined plans to become the world’s biggest superpower within the next 30 years.
Opening a five-yearly national congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping set out his time frame for the country to become a “global leader” with international influence.
In his 3 ½ hour speech, Mr Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges.
Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square, Mr Xi laid out his vision of a ruling party that served as the vanguard for everything from defending national security to providing moral guidance.
He also called for the party not only to safeguard China’s sovereignty but also to revitalise Chinese culture, oppose “erroneous” ideology and promote religion that is “Chinese in orientation”.
Spencer spoke at an afternoon event at the university’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, but cut his scheduled two-hour appearance shortened by 25 minutes after having to yell over a heckling crowd, Gainesville.com reported.
“I feel sorry for you,” Spencer told the crowd. “Do you know how this is going to be read? Do you think this is going to be read as ‘great victory for U of F’? No, it’s going to be read as the University of Florida is filled with child-like antifa, who shout at people as opposed to talking to them.”
Moments after the speech, there were reports of shots fired near the campus, police reported.
Police arrested Colton Fears, William Fears and Tyler Tenbrink. Police said immediately following Spencer's speech, they pulled up to a victim who was on Archer Road and one of the passengers began yelling "Heil Hitler" and other chants, investigators said.
Police said the victim used a baton to hit the suspect's vehicle, and Tenbrink pulled out a gun and fired it at the victim, but the bullet struck a nearby business. Colton Fears and William Fears yelled out "kill them," and "shoot them," investigators said.
The victim was able to provide police the vehicle tag and the suspects were arrested.
Tenbrink admitted to being the shooter, investigators said.