Lena Dunham, Sia, Amber Heard, Joshua Jackson and more stars traveled to Tornillo, Texas, on Sunday, to protest President Donald Trump's controversial, "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
The Washington Post has jumped to the defense of Sarah Sanders a day after the press secretary was refused service at a restaurant. The piece, titled "Let the Trump team eat in peace," was written by the paper's editorial board. In it they argue that Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Stephen Miller — all public faces of the administrations widely condemned immigration policy — should be left alone and "allowed to eat dinner in peace." It's an odd stance for this moment in history, and naturally it has a lot of people really riled up. While the Post 's board acknowledges that readers "will get no argument from us regarding Mr. Trump’s border policy," they do argue against what they see as the incivility of interrupting someone's meal. SEE ALSO: Restaurant bombarded with Yelp reviews after refusing to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders "How hard is it to imagine, for example, people who strongly believe that abortion is murder deciding that judges or other officials who protect abortion rights should not be able to live peaceably with their families?," the piece asks. As many on Twitter were quick to pointed, this question conveniently ignores the murder of pro-choice advocate George Tiller and the countless attacks Planned Parenthood facilities and patients have encountered over the years. insane to see the wapo editorial board pretend that pro-lifers have historically let their opponents live peaceably https://t.co/yvb4Z62iUS pic.twitter.com/UsEB5zr2xG — Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) June 24, 2018 This is incredibly weak argumentation even by the standards of the Civility Brigade. and trying to tie it to abortion protesters ignores the fact that those people have MURDERED DOCTORS, not yelled at them while eating dinner https://t.co/RgqHcmvYt6 — Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) June 24, 2018 The New York Times also tackled this issue in an article several days ago, which examined the political rage brewing on either side of party lines and the lack of civility from citizens (despite a clear imbalance of power between those who work in the administration and those who do not). That piece had already stirred a lot of anger, and the Post 's opinion piece on Sunday has only further inflamed those who are in favor of publicly confronting White House staffers. This is a bad take. These are not emotion-fueled policy debates. These are basic disagreements over human rights. The perpetrators don't deserve even a moment of peace.https://t.co/4nXqgPOUtj — Chris (@DopeyRunr) June 24, 2018 Counterpoint: don’t let them do any fucking thing in peace. https://t.co/lVF4AFI3Rc — Tara Ariano (@TaraAriano) June 24, 2018 15. WaPo editors say that accepting incivility (gasp) is a "slippery slope." But that gets it exactly wrong. WE ARE ALREADY ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE. It's a slope that leads to illiberalism, violence, & collapse. It's a slope greased accommodation & civility. — David Roberts (@drvox) June 24, 2018 Conflating semi-public space (like a restaurant owned by another private citizen) with Administration officials’ private homes, as this editorial does, is sloppy at best. https://t.co/ud1A5tLwSe — Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) June 24, 2018 I saw this and wondered, "Who is represented on the @washingtonpost's Editorial Board?" As far as I can tell, there are 10 members who contribute to these decisions. Seven are white men. Two are white women. And Jonathan Capehart is the sole POC. https://t.co/mtmyjNyapE — Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) June 24, 2018 What the hell @washingtonpost? The Trump administration has separated families, ruined lives, and lied about it. Yet it's "uncivil" to call them out on that in public? I don't think so. https://t.co/6BMigspXF5 — Casey Stegman (@cestegman) June 24, 2018 Fuck no. They don’t let me LIVE in peace and they’re bigoted liars. https://t.co/Qt5Fk8V3Tv — The Angle Particle (@TheAnglePartcle) June 24, 2018 Imagine thinking this is worth an editorial as thousands of children are separated from their parents. https://t.co/mvTBpO6Wt5 — Everything Sucks (@LizLudgate) June 24, 2018 I haven’t eaten or slept in peace since November. So, no. — redheadbarb (@redhedbarb) June 24, 2018 This is bad @washingtonpost. You are bad. https://t.co/en7FPrq2sC — Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) June 24, 2018 she wasn't 'hounded' ... she went in to a private business, and they exercised their simple right to refuse her service. It happens thousands of times a day all over the US, although usually not to people that look like her. That's perhaps your problem with it. — Marge Dean (@MargeDean) June 24, 2018 Tired: politeness. Wired: yelling at Trump officials in restaurants. WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' most ludicrous moments as press secretary
"He better help [the immigrants] because this is not right what they're doing to these children and their families," Hilton said of Trump's executive order. "He better keep his promise because this is inhumane. No child should be treated this way."
Women in Saudi Arabia are now able to legally drive in the Gulf kingdom — but the move isn’t entirely a progressive stride forward for women. The decree, handed down by Saudi King Salman last September, officially went into effect on Sunday, when the nationwide ban against women behind the wheel was lifted. The new policy allows women to apply for and receive driver’s licenses.
Another month, another phone-wielding woman from Oakland gone viral. In May, the world was introduced to "BBQ Becky," an Oakland woman who called the police on two black men grilling without a permit. Now, we've found her successor in "Permit Patty." A video circulated online on Saturday showing an angry woman on the phone, allegedly with the police, because an 8-year-old girl was selling water on a sidewalk. The internet quickly dubbed the woman, whose real name is apparently Alison Ettel, "Permit Patty" — and since the video was uploaded, a lot more has happened. Here's everything you need to know about the events that transpired. SEE ALSO: Young Trump staffers can't get laid, and no one feels bad for them So my little cousin was selling water and didn't have a permit so this lady decided to call the cops on an 8 year old. #PermitPatty pic.twitter.com/SiL61pnAgl — Raj 🌹 (@_ethiopiangold) June 23, 2018 Twitter user @_ethiopiangold and Instagram user @ladyesowavy shared the original video of Ettel appearing to call the police on the 8-year-old girl, a relative of both. "This woman don't want a little girl selling sell some water. She's calling the police on an 8-year-old girl," the child's mother is heard saying. "You can hide all you want but the whole world is going to see you boo." The video shows Ettel explaining that the girl was "illegally selling water without a permit," all while assuming a grimace reminiscent of the one worn by Jennifer Schulte, or BBQ Becky, which went viral. Naturally, immediate comparisons (and memes) sprung up. We gotta new meme tho y'all #PermitPatty pic.twitter.com/DW3TFjRzn4 — Raj 🌹 (@_ethiopiangold) June 23, 2018 Just like what happened with Schulte, the victim of Ettel's alleged harassment is black, which sparked outcry from folks who came across the video online. Celebrities also weighed in, calling out Ettel for being racist and having the gall to call law enforcement on a child. IIIIIIIII. CANNOT. Ma'am? MA'AM?!?! 🙄 This woman asks to speak to somebody's manager on the daily. She permanently wears folks OUT https://t.co/2VXtHDBW5N — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 23, 2018 Toxic-white-people feel like it is LITERALLY against the law for Black and Brown folks to disobey their request. They immediately jump into citizens arrest mode, playing the role of deputy doin’ too much, using their whiteness and its proximity to police protection as a weapon. pic.twitter.com/JiJ94NX1MG — LEFT⚫️ (@LeftSentThis) June 24, 2018 No Alison, you are not being discriminated against you are being judged as a racist for your choice. https://t.co/hXkf0U25V3 — Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 24, 2018 Meanwhile, the internet sleuths of Twitter dug into Ettel's past and discovered that her business, a company called TreatWell that creates cannabis products for humans and animals alike, despite the "questionable legality" of the latter, according to SF Gate. In other words: Permit Patty might not even have a permit for some of the work she does herself. Guess who else sells shit without a permithttps://t.co/eiGGn7UvNT pic.twitter.com/Pzc7WG4gaE — Leighton Woodhouse (@lwoodhouse) June 23, 2018 According to screenshots from a Twitter user who reached out to local dispensaries, many businesses have decided to cut ties with TreatWell as a result of the incident. FYI many dispensaries have cut ties with #PermitPatty after seeing the video. She will face consequences. pic.twitter.com/P9DzvGdt7s — mother pug (@mother_pug) June 23, 2018 Ettel was also set to be one of the subjects of a documentary called Lady Buds , a film about women in the cannabis industry. Upon seeing the viral footage of the phone call, however, the director of the film has announced that Ettel will be no longer involved with the project and "all content that remotely promotes her or her business" will be removed. A post shared by LADY BUDS (@lady.buds) on Jun 23, 2018 at 8:01pm PDT In an interview with HuffPost that happened after the video went viral, Ettel claims it was the noise from the child as she sold that pushed her to call the police. "They were screaming about what they were selling,” she told HuffPost. "It was literally nonstop. It was every two seconds, ‘Come and buy my water.’ It was continuous and it wasn’t a soft voice, it was screaming." According to the same interview though, Ettel claimed to have only pretended to call the police, which as NPR's Linda Holmes points out, means Ettel might have known all along that the actions of the 8 year-old were not, in fact, illegal. What it means is that she knew the noise wasn't illegal. She wasn't even pretending they were violating a noise ordinance. Assuming it's all true, the thing about the noise was just that she didn't like it. *She just didn't like it.* — Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) June 24, 2018 As we've seen time and time again, weaponizing the police against people of color for something that one personally does not like often results in death. In the same conversation with HuffPost, Etell also added that she feels "discriminated against" after the incident. "I completely regret that I handled that so poorly. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her. That was a mistake, a complete mistake," she continued. "Please don’t make me sound horrible." As for the young girl, it turns out the entire reason she was selling water bottles was to save up money to go to Disneyland, according to her cousin on Twitter. Folks who saw the video ended up purchasing the tickets for her and family members, while others pledged that they would buy water bottles from her to then donate to homeless shelters in their communities. The mother of the child will be apparently pressing charges for harassment. WATCH: This steadicam operator lets her work do the talking, inspiring other women in the industry through her hustle, dedication to craft and creativity
A man has been shot dead on a camping trip in California with his two young daughters. Tristan Beaudette, 35, died after suffering a gunshot wound to his upper torso at a campsite in Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas. At least 60 state-owned campsites in the park have closed in the wake of the fatal shooting to allow sheriff’s detectives to hunt for the shooter.
Nick Jonas posted a cute video of Priyanka Chopra on his Instagram Story this weekend, filming the actress walking toward him laughing, and writing “Her,” along with a heart-eyes emoji.
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas traveled half-way across the world to India to meet the Quantico star's mom, Madhu, this weekend.
Commenters suggested the estranged couple Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa should have stayed together for appearances.