Thursday's HOT MIC

Here is today's HOT MIC.

Robert Tracinski took to Twitter to explain how Twitter has broken Twitter.

Highly recommended tweetstorm.

Fox News is reporting that federal charges have been filed against Senator Rand Paul's left-wing, anti-Trump neighbor, "meaning prosecutors believe the attack was politically motivated."

Rene Boucher pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing earlier today.

Here's a little something for you, but even more for that BuzzFeed jackass who dismissed "Victims Of Communism" as a "White Nationalist Talking Point."

Jon Caldera did an interview with an acquaintance of mine, Mailyn Salabarria, about her experience being raised in -- and her escape from -- Cuba's Communist hell.

Mailyn is no white supremacist; she's a thriving survivor of the Western Hemisphere's most vicious, and sad to say, longest-lived Communist regime.

I recently wrote here on Hot Mic that The Babylon Bee has been giving The Onion a run for its money.

Well, it might be pulling ahead in the race now:

I'M IN A HURRY HERE!!!!

More from The New York Post:

Incredible footage shows a baby crawling out of his mom’s womb.

The little boy was born via a natural C-section, often called a gentle C-section, where doctors guide a baby out through an incision in the mom’s abdomen.

It’s thought by experts to be better for the baby because it compresses the lungs, helping get rid of any remaining amniotic fluid which simulates a slower, vaginal birth.

It also provides instant skin-to-skin contact between the mom and her little one, which helps with bonding.

In the video clip that was shared on a pregnancy-related Instagram account, the doctor can be seen holding the baby’s head while he wriggles out of the womb.

This kid is literally going places.

I can't even.

Former Smallville actress is 'second in command of sex cult under investigation for extorting, beating and branding its members - including Catherine Oxenberg's daughter.'

I literally can't even.

A former star of the hit series Smallville has been identified as a high-ranking member of a sex cult.

Last month, the New York Times broke the story about a secret sorority that brands women, puts them on starvation diets and beats them if they don't recruit enough 'slaves'.

The group, called DOS, is reportedly a secret society for the highest ranking female members within the self-help group NXIVM.

To outsiders, NXIVM is just a run-of-the-mill self-improvement group, offering classes that teach the answers to living a successful and fulfilling life.

But ex-members told the Times that NXIVM functions as a cult for people at the high levels of the group, who have dedicated themselves full-time to founder Keith Rainere and his teachings.

On Wednesday, a former spokesman for the group, Frank Parlato, told The Sun that an 'Emmy Award-winning actress' is a 'key recruiter' for DOS.

While The Sun did not name the actress, DailyMail.com can reveal that she is Allison Mack, who played Clark Kent's sidekick Chloe Sullivan on the long-running CW series Smallville.

I tried watching Smallville back in the day, but something about the show just bugged me. And that something was Chloe.

But I had no idea...

Another House committee chairman is retiring at the end of this term. Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is calling it quits he says because his term-limited time as chairman of the powerful committee is up and it seemed like the right time to leave.

Goodlatte was an advocate for an incremental approach to immigration reform, looking to pass several bills dealing with different immigration issues rather than work on one omnibus reform bill. His approach was rejected by both pro- and anti-reform members.

Goodlatte's retirement brings to 14 the number of House members stepping down at the end of the term. Seventeen other members are leaving to pursue other elective offices.

Wow.

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32.

Any truth to this? I don't know, although I do know that Moore is a bigot and no friend of liberty, and that I'd gnaw off my own forehead before voting for him.

That aside, some details:

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

For Corfman's sake (both of them), I hope these allegations are untrue. But if they are true, they would mark the inglorious end to an inglorious politician.

CNN -- again -- bashes Trump in a story, gets it wrong, makes a correction, and knows only a fraction of their audience will see the correction.

Anyone but me beginning to suspect that this is a deliberate strategy?

Marxists lost the economic argument propounded by their diabolical mentor, but the cultural Marxists have continued the fight, pulling the fig leaf of Christian charity over their satanic nakedness, and wielding as many of the Seven Deadly Sins as they can get you to fall for. Here's Envy, disguised as a reproach to Greed:

The three richest people in the US – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett – own as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population, or 160 million people. Analysis of the wealth of America’s richest people found that Gates, Bezos and Buffett were sitting on a combined $248.5bn (£190bn) fortune. The Institute for Policy Studies said the growing gap between rich and poor had created a “moral crisis”.

In a report, the Billionaire Bonanza, the think tank said Donald Trump’s tax change proposals would “exacerbate existing wealth disparities” as 80% of tax benefits would end up going to the wealthiest 1% of households. “Wealth inequality is on the rise,” said Chuck Collins, an economist and co-author of the report. “Now is the time for actions that reduce inequality, not tax cuts for the very wealthy.”

What's left unsaid, of course, is that "reducing inequality" is irrelevant; that's not the proper business of government in a capitalist, market-driven system derived from the moral principles of the Enlightenment. Rather, it's pure Marxism, promulgated by those who wish the West nothing but ill.