Boners

Boner (Round One) for August 8th, 2017

Boner Candidate #1: SENATOR HATCH!

Sen. Orrin Hatch got people tittering when he was quoted by Politico on Monday about how it was time for Republicans to move on from healthcare and to tackle tax reform instead. “We’re not going back to healthcare. We’re in tax now,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on healthcare and that’s the way it is.” Was this an appropriate thing for an 83-year-old elected official to say? On Twitter, the news that Hatch was talking about Republican leadership “shooting their wad” was greeted with some surprise. Nathaniel Weixel, a reporter for the Hill, tweeted, “that’s… graphic. especially coming from Hatch.” Many assumed that the phrase shoot one’s wad is based on a sexual meaning: to ejaculate.

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Boner Candidate #2: NO, REALLY. IT’S A SYMBOL OF PEACE.

Nothing evokes love and peace like a rainbow-colored swastika — at least that’s what a tone deaf T-shirt vendor thought. KA Design wanted to reclaim the reviled Nazi symbols by marketing tees emblazoned with the swastikas as emblems of goodwill, the Times of Israel reported. In a video posted to its Facebook, KA Design explained its twisted marketing strategy. “The Swastika is 5,000 years old, it’s a symbol of peace,” according to text on the video. “It’s a symbol of love, it’s a symbol of life.”

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Boner Candidate #3: WOULD THAT BE CONSIDERED “BOOBS ON THE GROUND?”

Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, a longtime host at the network, on Saturday pending an investigation into reports that he sent lewd photographs to three female colleagues via text message. Fox News learned about the allegations against Mr. Bolling after an inquiry from HuffPost, the network said in an emailed statement. In an article published Friday night, HuffPost cited a dozen anonymous sources who said Mr. Bolling “sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.” It said the messages were sent several years ago and on separate occasions.

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