Alex Roy Reviews the Tesla Model 3 After a Cross-Country Speed Run

Alex Roy, writing for The Drive:
The Model 3 is a triumph of industrial design. Forget the naysayers. Ask anyone who isn’t a car person, or especially women — a group too often excluded from the conversation, despite its size and disproportionate purchasing power, by an industry yet to have its Weinstein moment — for real perspective. Starting with a clean sheet, Tesla has out-Volvo’ed Volvo, delivering the purest interpretation of Scandinavian design in automotive history. I felt liberated from the tyranny of traditional car dashboards full of knobs and buttons. I’m not saying I’m opposed to analog controls and traditional dashboards. Quite the opposite. What I am opposed to is overly complicated design in either direction. The best iteration is always the simplest, and traditional car manufacturers have largely blown it in their respective efforts to integrate digital with analog.
He does have one major UI design gripe: the Continue reading "Alex Roy Reviews the Tesla Model 3 After a Cross-Country Speed Run"

Seb Gorka Goes Off On Media to Lou Dobbs: ‘Toilet-Mouthed Individuals’

Did you think former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka was going to let the latest controversy swirling around President Donald Trump slide by without commenting on it? The newly-minted Fox News analyst had some words on the whole “shithole countries” debate, delivered with Gorkian flair. He appeared with Lou Dobbs tonight and not only summarily dismissed that Trump made those comments, essentially calling Sen. Dick Durbin a liar, but he also accused the media of hypocrisy because, well, they have used foul language before. Yeah. That was his argument. “The false prudery of the left-leaning media, what they say off-camera about the president, these people are toilet-mouthed individuals,” he said. “The idea that now they are going to use this against the president when, in fact, it looks as if it never actually happened.” He added, “It’s just about attacking a man who they still don’t understand.” Gorka Continue reading "Seb Gorka Goes Off On Media to Lou Dobbs: ‘Toilet-Mouthed Individuals’"

Ari Melber Shreds Conservatives Who Condemned Swearing But Now Defend Trump’s Profanity

MSNBC’s Ari Melber gave a monologue on Monday night where he went after social conservatives who dismissed President Trump‘s profanity when they used to get all worked up about explicit language causing America’s degradation. As the nation continues to discuss Trump’s remarks about “sh*thole countries,” Melber noted that Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and various other conservatives used to go on and on about how bad language will corrupt American culture. However, many of those same right-wingers have changed their tune whenever curse words come from Trump or the people around him. “Donald Trump’s attack on migrants from African and Latin nations was not only vile, it also turns out that it reveals hypocrisy by many of his allies,” Melber said. “That’s important because all of this turns out to be much bigger than just Trump.” Melber eventually focused on televangelist Pat Robertson, who used to speak Continue reading "Ari Melber Shreds Conservatives Who Condemned Swearing But Now Defend Trump’s Profanity"

S.E. Cupp Warns Republicans They’re ‘Paying Garbage-Laced Lip Service’ By Defending Trump’s Racism

On Sunday, GOP Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue took to the morning news shows to defend the president following the backlash POTUS has faced over reports that he called immigrants from Haiti and African nations “people from shithole countries.” Both lawmakers amended their original joint statement in which they claimed they didn’t recall Trump saying those words, declaring on Sunday that Trump didn’t make those exact remarks and that his comments were misrepresented. With it now being reported that those claiming Trump didn’t make those comments could seriously come down to some hearing him say “shithouse” instead of “shithole,” HLN’s S.E. Cupp warned Republicans that they are now “playing a very dangerous game” by dismissing Trump’s “racist comments.” Cupp began her monologue by noting that Democrats overplayed their hands during 2012 election when it came to highlighting racist behavior by GOP nominee Mitt Romney and allies, Continue reading "S.E. Cupp Warns Republicans They’re ‘Paying Garbage-Laced Lip Service’ By Defending Trump’s Racism"

Simone Biles Alleges USA Gymnastics Doctor Sexually Abused Her: I Am Not Afraid Anymore

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has added her name to the list of women who claim they were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Biles released a social media statement on Monday where she recalled “unacceptable, disgusting and abusive” behavior from Nassar that she was terrified to speak about. The champion gymnast says she is no longer afraid, and she referenced #MeToo in solidarity with the movement for women to break their silence and speak out against sexual harassment. Up to 140 women have accused Nassar of sexual misconduct when they sought medical treatment from him throughout the years. Nasser pled guilty to child pornography charges last year, and its possible he will be sentenced to life in prison when he appears in court this week over multiple sexual assault charges. [Image via screengrab] — Continue reading "Simone Biles Alleges USA Gymnastics Doctor Sexually Abused Her: I Am Not Afraid Anymore"

Pence Reportedly Gets ‘Visibly Red-Faced’ at Church Service When Pastor Denounces Trump

Pastor Watson's Statement on the President's Remarks on Haiti and Africa I stand today as your Pastor to vehemently denounce and reject such characterizations of the nations of Africa and our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Posted by Metropolitan Baptist Church on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence attended a Maryland church service on Sunday morning where the pastor chastised President Donald Trump as part of his sermon. Trump, as you very well know, has come under fire for an Oval Office meeting in which he is alleged to have referred to El Salvador, Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” Pence was reportedly turning “visibly red-faced” during the sermon, according Continue reading "Pence Reportedly Gets ‘Visibly Red-Faced’ at Church Service When Pastor Denounces Trump"

Ben Carson: ‘I Don’t Agree With the President About Everything That He Says’

Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson call out the president over his reported “shithole countries” remarks? It kinda seems like he did. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Carson spoke at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, letting the audience know that he doesn’t stand with President Donald Trump on every single issue. I’m a member of this administration and I don’t agree with the president about everything that he says or of how it is said,” Carson stated, receiving applause from the attendees. Later on, the one-time presidential candidate said that “if the way you say things is so inflammatory that people can’t hear your message, it is not helpful.” Carson added that this is the reason he doesn’t “do that anymore.” Over the past few days, Trump has been accused of racism over reports that he called immigrants from Haiti and African nations Continue reading "Ben Carson: ‘I Don’t Agree With the President About Everything That He Says’"