Father Challenges Daughter’s Boyfriend to a Strange Battle. Wins Kicks her BF out of house.

“He’s not fit to be my daughter’s boyfriend,” Dad declares after witnessing junior high school boy’s lack of fighting game skills.
 
Oh the crazy random shit you come across on Twitter,,,,
 
The first time a father meets his daughter’s boyfriend is a complicated moment. After years of enjoying a position as her archetype of dependable masculinity and gentlemanly gallantry, he has to come to terms with the fact that she’s found someone else to fill those roles.
Some fathers respond to this with the emotional balance and security befitting a man who’s old enough to have children. Others, though, like Japanese Twitter user@buppa_stone, have a somewhat less mature way of sorting through their feelings.
@buppa_stone has a daughter who’s in junior high, and said daughter has a special guy in her life. She recently brought him over to the house to meet her family, prompting @buppa_stone to send out a string of tweets, starting with one sent just before 6 p.m. last Monday.
▼ “My daughter just introduced her boyfriend to us.”

娘が彼氏紹介してきた

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

No problems so far, but it turns out that @buppa_stone and his daughter’s boyfriend have a common interest: video games. Specifically, they both enjoy fighting games, including the long-running Guilty Gear series. By their very nature, though, fighting games are all about competition, and @buppa_stone’s competitive juices were soon flowing like a raging river.
▼ “This punk kid says he wants to take me on in Guilty Gear, so I’m gonna teach him a lesson. I’m hiding out in the bathroom right now, but I’m totally going to show him what’s what. Oh, and gamers like him who use the character Slayer are shits, so I’m not going to let him get away with that.”

こいつちゃんとギルティギアで俺に挑戦してくるらしいからシメてきますね今トイレに逃げ込んでたけどちゃんとシメる、あとスレイヤー使いはやっぱりクソだと分かったクソガキ許さんからな

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

▼ Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, the title the two would battle on.
 
So less than a half hour after @buppa_stone’s first tweet, he and the boyfriend grabbed controllers and crossed digital swords.
▼ “Let the holy war begin.”

聖戦に赴く

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

The two decided to see who could rack up ten wins first, and while @buppa_stone’s tweets show he can talk the talk, as he defeated his young adversary and sent out a string of victory tweets, starting at 8:11.
▼ ”10-6!!!!!!!!!! It’s over!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re done here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

10-6!!!!!!!!!!終わり!!!!!!!!!!!!閉廷!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

▼ “I’ve been playing Guilty Gear since the first game in the series [released in 1998]. No way I was going to get beat by a junior high school kid.”

初代からGGやってていまさら中学生に負けるわけないやろw

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

▼ “I’ve defeated him. He’s not fit to be my daughter’s boyfriend.”

俺が勝ったので彼氏さんではない

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

But apparently Dad’s gloating was a little too much for the rest of the family to handle, and when dinner time rolled around…
▼ “By the way, no one made anything for me to eat.”

ところで俺の夕飯が無いのですが

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

▼ “I got kicked out of the house, so I’ll go buy some cigarettes and rice balls.”

家を追い出されたのでタバコ買ってきます…おにぎり買ってくるか

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

▼ “I’m the worst in my family at Guilty Gear Xrd R2, and this wet-behind-the-ears kid can’t even beat me? He shouldn’t be allowed in our house.”

言うてXrdR2時点で家庭内ランキング俺が一番下だし俺も倒せないような青二才に敷居跨がせるわけにはいかんでしょ

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

▼ “They finally let me back in, but, still there’s no dinner for me.”

やっと入れて貰えたけどやっぱり夕飯は抜き

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鍛冶職人(45) (@buppa_stone) December 11, 2017

Winning always feels good, as does finding out that you’re not so old that you’ve lost your edge at youthful pastimes. Still, it’s a pretty poor display of sportsmanship, and one can’t help but wonder how @buppa_stone would have reacted if he’d lost.
 
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Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox for $52.4 Billion

Many Cresponian Blessings Upon this Union: Disney has bought a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off digital rivals such as Netflix. The company was quick to tout that the pact “provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof.

Combining with Disney are 21st Century Fox’s critically acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool—and its storied television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21.

What’s the Deal with Net-Neutrality?

Bear with me a second.

Few people have complaints about how the internet was run or maintained up until 2015, when Obama enacted some kind of order to “protect a free and open internet” ostensibly (because it hadn’t been until he stepped in?). Ajit Pai and the FCC now are trying to move to a vote to repeal that, and according to what I can find out, the repealing of this thing will simply cause rules to fall back to the ones used by us all prior to 2015. It’s a rollback. Pai also dissented with that previous order along with another Commissioner, and Pai is a lawyer who once worked for Verizon.

Now, you’re being (and have been for weeks now) bombarded by news about how repealing of this 2015 change will suddenly mean big evil corporations will be able to control fast and slow lanes, we won’t have net neutrality anymore, the FCC will be able to police ISPs and other companies for doing things they don’t like, etc. Something about all this sounds very, very wrong. For one thing, there is a massive outpouring of support from tons and tons of leftists and progressives about stopping Pai. You think Google and Apple give a fuck about net neutrality? If Steve Wozniack wants something, or if all of Silicon Valley is clamoring for something, it better be setting off alarm bells in your head. These are the people that cooperate with government on the down low in keeping tabs on where everyone is and what they’re doing, they would not be for a certain cause simply out of some moral imperative or the actual good of the people.

Secondly, I can find sources here and there that do explain that Pai’s motion will be to repeal the 2015 change, but I cannot find precisely how or why if we’re rolling back to an old system that had no problems (nothing that people were screaming about then), this would suddenly make everything horrible. It’s like trying to add a gear to a bike to make it better, then you decide it doesn’t and go to take it off, only for your entire family to shout “how could you” as though undoing that would mean the end of the world.

I am by no means for or against this upcoming vote simply because I don’t have enough information, which I cannot obtain because practically every source I see for it is biased in some way or raises red flags. There’s a fucking agenda here on both sides buried deep and I want to know what it is. People are being led around by the nose and they’re falling for the goddamn bait, a bunch of outlets tell the people “your internet is going to get pricier because it will be taken over by rich cigar smoking suits!” and they all lines up with posters and pitchforks. If anyone knows what is actually going on with this please enlighten me because I doubt google itself will.

Netflix Watches You While You Watch

There are 53 of you out there that Netflix is concerned enough with to Tweet at you. Given that I am pretty sure Netflix knows exactly who you are and what you are watching, this surely does not seem like a positive PR move.

The comments are hilarious. Maybe even up to a Cresponian standard.

**Update 12/12/2017**

The official Netflix US Twitter account on Sunday jokingly noted that 53 people had watched the film “A Christmas Prince” for 18 days straight.

“To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” the tweet said.

While some Twitter users viewed the attempt at humor lightheartedly, others began questioning what exactly is being done with customers’ data.

“This is amazing,” one Twitter user said. “Except for the ‘watching us like big brother’ part.”

Another Twitter user compared Netlix’s actions to those detailed in the dystopian novel “1984.”

“To the @netflix employee who recently watched 1984: It’s not an instruction manual,” the user said.

Although Netflix is known to collect user data in order to provide content recommendations, some felt the public disclosure, even if not linked to actual identities, suggests that such information may be widely accessible to employees.

Trevor Timm, executive director at the Freedom of the Press Foundation and columnist at The Guardian, responded by tweeting a series of questions for journalists to ask Netflix.

“How many employees have access to people’s viewing habits?” Timm said. “Are there any controls on how they can access this data/what it can be used for?”

Netflix, after being contacted by numerous reporters, released the following statement:

“The privacy of our members’ viewing is important to us,” the company said. “This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals.”

Supporters of the company pushed back against criticism of the tweet by accusing those concerned of blowing Netflix’s comment out of proportion.

“Netflix can do whatever they want,” one Twitter user said. “People can also stop using them.”

Matt Tait, a former information security specialist for Britain’s signals intelligence agency GCHQ, asked how Twitter users would feel had the NSA made the same tweet as Netlfix.

“Imagine if the NSA tweeted out stuff like this,” Tait tweeted.

According to Shane Dingman, a reporter with The Globe and Mail, Netflix has previously revealed the viewing habits of users.

“Again, this isn’t the only example: Netflix sent Canadian journos an example of a user who watch[ed] Lord of the Rings Return of the King 361 times in a year,” Dingman tweeted.

Netflix’s comment has received more than 400,000 likes and has been retweeted more than 100,000 times at the time of publication.

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Protests Causing NFL to Siphon Money from Breast Cancer and Veteran Support Groups

San Francisco 49er Eric Reid shocked even the left-leaning Slate when he told the magazine in an interview Saturday that the NFL intends to use money slated for breast cancer charities and the “Salute to Service” veterans fund to pay for a seven-year, $89 million “social justice” program designed to placate protesting players.

The NFL announced the nearly-$100 million initiative last week as a way of “settling” with a coalition of players who have been kneeling during the national anthem since the start of the season — a group led by now-former 49er, out-of-work second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and retired NFLer Anquan Boldin.

At the time of the announcement, however, details about where the money would come from were unclear. The NFL said only that owners would be allowed to allocate funds into “projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education.” But, Reid says, the money spent on these projects isn’t new — it’s simply being reallocated from existing charitable giving projects.

“In the discussion that we had, Malcolm [Jenkins] conveyed to us — based on discussions that he had with the NFL — that the money would come from funds that are already allocated to breast cancer awareness and Salute to Service,” Reid told Slate. “So it would really be no skin off the owners’ backs: They would just move the money from those programs to this one.”

That didn’t sit well with Reid, who was part of the coalition of players who had been protesting the national anthem. He and several others say they elected to leave the bargaining group because they didn’t believe it was fair to pull money from other worthwhile causes to fund “social justice” projects, particularly when players have insisted all year that their protests aren’t anti-military, only to have their cause pull millions from a fund to help veterans.

They, of course, blamed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the idea, claiming that Goodell wanted to bring the protests to an end as quickly as possible, but in such a way as to not hurt the owners too much in the process. In essence, Reid claims, Goodell wanted to pay off the kneelers in order to get the league’s viewership back on track ahead of the end of the season.

The NFL didn’t provide a comment to Slate on the matter.

 

**Note** I am unable to archive the slate article. I was able to copy the text to a word file and will provide it if Slate pulls the article.

Fake-News Reporter Tweets Fake-Picture of “Empty” Trump Speech, Gets Called out by his “Friend” and the President

A day after CNN botched a hit-job on President Trump – which came a week after an erroneous ABC report on General Flynn sent stocks tumbling, which came a month after Bloomberg’s Justin Sink launched “KoiGate” during President Trump’s trip to Japan – the Washington Post’s David Weigel hopped on the Fake News bandwagon and tweeted a photo of an empty arena before a Trump rally in Florida – hours before the event started. 

Trump responded to Weigel’s tweet, saying the WaPo reporter had “put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived.”

Let’s take a closer look at those pics. 

Weigel – who had already been fired once by the Washington Post oncein 2010 over political bias only to be rehired in 2015, deleted the tweet – saying that Davide Martosko of the Daily Mail told him he’d gotten it wrong.

Martosko seemed surprised:

Trump took the opportunity to ding the MSM “opposition party,” referring to suspended ABC News correspondent Brian Ross as a “fraudster” at the rally, a week after Ross published fake news that former National Security advisor Michael Flynn had directed Trump to make contact with Russian officials during the campaign. ABC later corrected the report – but not after it sent the Dow spiraling 350 points. Trump suggested people who lost money “consider hiring a lawyer and using ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused – many millions of dollars!”

Trump also took shots at CNN during the rally after the network was forced to make a major correction to a story on Friday in which they said Donald Trump Jr. received documents from Wikileaks on September 4, 2016 before they had been officially released, when in fact, a random person emailed him a link to publicly available documents on September 14.

CNN corrected the report, issuing the following statement.

CNN originally reported the email was released September 4 — 10 days earlier — based on accounts from two sources who had seen the email. The new details appear to show that the sender was relying on publicly available information. The new information indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported.

Trump shot back, tweeting “Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday. They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his mistake),” Trump wrote. “Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?” It is worth noting that Ross was not fired but rather suspended for 4 weeks.

With the “resistance” MSM reporting story after story which either coincidentally or due to the underlyuing bias, turns to be faker and faker news, and Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel stacked with veryveryveryvery biased investigators which are being revealed in bombshellafter bombshell, one has to wonder who will believe whatever ‘grand scheme’ of collusion or whatever it is that Mueller is probing these days, they accuse Trump of next in what seems like an endless witch hunt through an upside-down rabbit hole.

More Fake-News from CNN, Alleging Contacts Between Don Jr. And WikiLeaks

CNN misreported key details of an offer made to Donald Trump Jr. last year of a batch of stolen Wikileaks documents.

The story, which CNN published on Friday and covered extensively on TV, was touted as the first evidence that the Trump campaign was given a heads-up about documents stolen from Democrats.

But the story appears to have been riddled with errors, while also lacking key context.

Perhaps the most jarring error in the CNN report is the date on which Trump Jr. was sent the email. The network reported that a person named Mike Erickson emailed Trump Jr. and others on the Trump campaign on Sept. 4, 2016, with a link to Wikileaks documents as well as a decryption key to access them.

 The email also offered access to emails that had been stolen from former Sec. of State Colin Powell, according to CNN.But a copy of the email provided to The Daily Caller shows that Erickson sent the email on Sept. 14.

That date is significant because WikiLeaks had released a batch of stolen documents on Sept. 13. The group touted its release of the DNC documents, which were published by Guccifer 2.0.

The email shows that Erickson messaged Trump Jr. stating that “Wikileaks has uploaded another (huge 678 mb) archive of files from the DNC.”

“It is too big for me to send you by e-mail attachments, but you can download it yourselves,” he added, providing a link to the same website cited by Wikileaks the day before.

He also included a link to a decryption key that could be used to access the documents.

The Washington Post first reported on the true date and wording of the Erickson email.

The site that Erickson linked to leads to a page where a file with the same file name referenced in the Wikileaks tweet could be downloaded.

owell’s emails were also published online on Sept. 13. DC Leaks, a group that has been affiliated with the Russian government, published the documents online. The group granted access to the documents to several news organizations, including The Daily Caller.

How CNN got its report so wrong is unclear.

The article states that its information was based on a read-out of the Trump Jr. email provided by an unnamed source. Trump Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, speculated on Friday that the source was on the Democratic side of the House Intelligence Committee, which interviewed Trump Jr. earlier this week.

Erickson also appears not to be a super-secret Kremlin agent. The Post identified him as the president of an aviation management company.

Attempts made by The Daily Caller to contact him were unsuccessful.

Futerfas, the lawyer for Trump Jr., said that the real estate executive received “tons of unsolicited emails” during the campaign.

“The email was never read or responded to — and the House Intelligence Committee knows this,” he said in a statement.

“This email arrived after published media reports disclosed 12 hours earlier that hacked documents had been posted. The suggestion that this information was not public is false.”

Futerfas blasted the House Intelligence Committee over what he says is its leak of the story.

“It is profoundly disappointing that members of the House Intelligence Committee would deliberately leak a document, with the misleading suggestion that the information was not public, when they know that there is not a scintilla of evidence that Mr. Trump Jr. read or responded to the email,” he said.

 

 

FBI Deputy Director McCabe Told Agents To Lie About Benghazi Investigation, Per GOP Lawmaker

GOP lawmakers have come forward with new allegations of political bias or interference at the FBI – this time involving the 2012 Benghazi attack. John Solomon of The Hill reports tht Rep. Ron Desantis (R-FL) recently interviewed a retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing the FBI’s findings to the larger intelligence community – despite knowing exactly who conducted the attack. 

 
 The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said. –The Hill
 

After the September 11, 2012 attack against U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration peddled a lie, telling the public that the attack was related to Muslims who had become enraged at an anti-Islam YouTube video, and not a planned act of terrorism – despite Hillary Clinton emailing Chelsea Clinton from her unsecure @clintonemail.com server the night of the attack to say exactly that.

Chelsea – using the pseudonym “Diane Reyonds” probably didn’t have the clearance to receive classified intelligence from her mother, the Secretary of State.

 “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Queda-like group: The Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communications officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow.” –Hillary Clinton to Chelsea Clinton
 
 

Wikileaks Clinton Email Archive #12136

And we now know FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied for the Obma administration in a clear, partisan violation of the FBI’s mandate to “detect and prosecute crimes against the United States,” not “lie for the President so as not to offend Islam.” 

As Rep. DeSantis told The Hill: 

What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling themin the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public’s interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI.”

DeSantis and other GOP lawmakers say they plan to question FBI Director Christopher Wray at a Thursday hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee about claims of growing concern among certain FBI supervisors over political bias clouding decisions at the highest levels of the agency. 

The case against the FBI for overt political bias couldn’t be more clear. Over the last week we’ve learned of veteran FBI investigator Peter Strzok’s dismissal for texting his mistress anti-Trump messages, which the DOJ is handing over to the House Intelligence Committee. We also learned yesterday that a second prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel, Andrew Weissmann, praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to defend President Trump’s travel ban

Fox News reports:

A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised then-acting attorney general Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.

 

The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.”

 

He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”

 

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the new Weissmann document an “astonishing and disturbing find.”

“The data points we have regarding politicization are damning enough but appear all the more problematic when viewed against the backdrop of investigations whose ferocity seemed to depend on the target: the Clinton case was investigated with an eye towards how to exonerate her and her associateswhile the Russia investigation is being conducted using scorched earth tactics that seek to find anything to use against Trump associates,” DeSantis told The Hill.

DeSantis also said his FBI source pointed to an incident after Trump’s National Security Advisor Mike Flynn resigned over lying to Vice President Mike Pence over his contacts with Russia’s ambassador. An FBI executive is said to have made an inappropriate comment during a video teleconference indicating that the agency had a personal motive in investigating Flynn and ruining his career

“The wildly divergent ways these investigations have been conducted appear to dovetail with the political bias that has been uncovered,” DeSantis said.

In response to the overt political bias at the FBI, the Inspector General’s office (OIG) has launched an investigation into Strzok and other officials connected to both the Clinton email investigation as well as the Trump-Russia investigation. Agent Peter Strzok who was removed for anti-Trump text messages ran both investigations, the latter Trump-Russia having been taking over by Robert Mueller’s probe which he was recently kicked off of. 

Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, meanwhile, is directly under investigation by the OIG for potentially violating the Hatch Act or engaged in ethical conflicts pertaining to his wife’s run for the Virginia senate in 2015 as a Democrat. She received $700,000 in campaign contributions tied to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) – an ally of Hillary Clinton who was under FBI investigation at the time. The Hill reports that records show McCabe attended a March 2015 meeting with McAuliffe designed to secure the governor’s support of Jill McCabe’s candidacy. 

Potential Hatch Act violation

As The Hill concludes:

McCabe has said he sought FBI legal advice on how to deal with his wife’s campaign. He nonetheless presided over the Clinton email case until just a few days before it was closed, when he unexpectedly recused himself.

Multiple Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they believe the email case was tainted by political favoritism and special treatment for the 2016 Democratic nominee and planned to press Wray about their concerns.

“We are here today calling for an investigation into FBI systems and procedures that have allowed special treatment and bias to run rampant,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said. “The law demands equal treatment for all, not ‘special’ treatment for some. There is a clear and consistent pattern of treating the Clinton investigation differently than other investigations.

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America: Killer Gets Three Years for Murder – While Vandal Gets 15 Years

Sounds fair?

A University of Akron student who killed his roommate after a drunken argument over fast food was sentenced to three years in prison this week.

 23-year-old killer Kendal Scheid of Norwalk, Ohio, will be eligible for release in six months, according to WJW.

Meanwhile, 37-year-old Michael Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years in prison after breaking into a Florida mosque and left 3 pounds of bacon at the front door.

Unfunny Ex-Comedian/Sexual Assault Proponent resigning from Senate

After weeks of speculation, the #MeToo movement has just claimed its latest conquest with Senator Al Franken of Minnesota officially confirming his resignation on the Senate floor.

 

 

“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”

 
 
 

Of course, Franken’s resignation came only after he once again denied the validity of the allegations against him saying “some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember differently.”

It’s unclear if Franken recalls this picture “differently”…

Yesterday, following the “retirement” of John Conyers (D-MI), the chants for Senator Al Franken to follow suit reached a fevered pitch on the suggestion that anything less would simply be racist.  The chaos gradually escalated throughout the day with Minnesota Public Radio eventually “confirming” that Franken would resign today…a confirmation that Franken subsequently denied (we covered the chaos here). 

Now, The Hill is seemingly once again “confirming” an imminent resignation by reporting that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton would likely tap Lt. Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken should he choose to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Alas, the back and forth suspense over Franken’s future in the Senate has nearly come to an end as he is set to deliver a speech on the Senate floor at 11:45AM EST.

So what say you?  Will Franken remain defiant amid growing calls for his resignation or step down in disgrace?  Tune in below to find out…

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