Live Blog

Here is your live blog for the day.

Ms. Hirono, since I've already established that it is not my job to determine if someone is lying to the American people, I will have no comment on your statement.

To be fair, lying is what Williams is known best for.

Let’s Face It: The Venezuelan Coup Has Fizzled.

Sad but true.

When opposition leader Juan Guaido called for the military to join him and oust dictator Nicolas Maduro yesterday, I suggested that he was making a high stakes bet against long odds and it might backfire on him. Barely 24 hours later, it looks as if that bet isn’t going to be paying off. There were sporadic protests in a number of areas, with Guaido’s supporters throwing stones and even tear gas canisters at some soldiers, but by the end of the day, he was still standing with only a handful of soldiers at an airport near Caracas. The anticipated, wide-scale revolt of the military didn’t happen.

A few very brave people did some very brave things yesterday, but there just weren't enough of them. I wonder, absent Cuban troops to, ah, remind them of their duty to the revolution, if more of Maduro's soldiers would have switched sides or at least laid down their arms.

But the Chavista regime lives to oppress another day.

Steve, it gets worse for Burger King:

Wherein "meatless" is a euphemism for "tasteless."

Looks like the company has brought in a team of 20-something pajama boys to run the marketing department. Good luck with that.

I apologize in advance for any nightmares this causes.



What Brad said.

Great thread on Barr from Ben Shapiro.

Robert Mueller should not be angry that Bill Barr failed to capture the mood of his report. Some Democrats have even called for Barr's resignation over this...

Great point from Mollie Hemingway.

Burger King takes a shot at McDonald's Happy Meals with a dark ad showing bullying, unpaid student loans, and mental health struggles.

What the actual hell?

When I think of fast food, I think of something tolerable, filling, and served up quickly and (hopefully) with a smile. I think of fast food this way -- and likely so do you -- because fast food chains have spent decades honing their brands to provide just that.

But now this fresh hell:

On Wednesday, the fast-food chain debuted a series of "Real Meals," a clear counter to McDonald's iconic Happy Meals. The moods of these boxed meals include the Pissed Meal, Blue Meal, Salty Meal, YAAAS Meal and DGAF Meal.

The Real Meals boxes — which include the Whopper meal or a Whopper, fries, and a drink — are available at a handful of locations in Austin, Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City starting Wednesday.

While the Real Meal rollout is limited, it is part of a wider campaign by the chain to promote mental health, with Burger King releasing an atypical commercial of sorts on the subject.

Why doesn't Burger King just rename itself McEmo's, change their slogan to "Have it your way, even though your way sucks," and be done with it?