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Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl Indicted AGAIN Over Voter Intimidation
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:07:53 -0400
Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Ohio, once more over a racist robocall aimed at minority voters.Wohl and Burkman, who rose to some level of infamy online for blundering attempts to manufacture sexual assaults allegations against Democratic politicians and other Trump foes, have each been charged in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County with eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of bribery, a charge that includes attempts to convince people not to cast ballots. The indictment only adds to the growing mountain of criminal and civil problems facing the notorious pro-Trump pair.In late August, a robocall that claimed to come from Wohl and Burkman warned voters not to use mail-in ballots, falsely claiming that the ballot information would be used to enforce vaccine mandates and collect on credit card debts. In the call, which was sent to 67,000 voters in the Midwest, according to prosecutors, a Black woman warned potential voters not to send in mail-in ballots or risk being fooled by “the man.”“The right to vote is the most fundamental component of our nation’s democracy,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said in a statement. “These individuals clearly infringed upon that right in a blatant attempt to suppress votes and undermine the integrity of this election These actions will not be tolerated.”> Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl have been indicted in Ohio over an alleged robo-call operation targeting Black voters in Cleveland and East Cleveland, according to a news release from the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office.> > — Nick Castele (@NickCastele) October 27, 2020Michigan’s attorney general charged Wohl and Burkman in a separate case on Oct. 1 for the same robocall, which was also sent to voters in that state. They have also been sued in New York in a civil lawsuit by people who received the call.Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, didn’t respond to an immediate request for comment.The pair have claimed they didn’t arrange the robocall. In the Michigan case, however, prosecutors intend to call as a witness the owner of a robocall company who prosecutors say will testify that his company was used by Burkman and Wohl to send the robocalls. Michigan prosecutors have also claimed they have an email from Wohl arranging the robocall’s scripts.Wohl is also facing felony charges in California over alleged violations of securities laws. The FBI is investigating the pair over the leak of juror questionnaires in the trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, according to sealed court documents obtained by The Daily Beast.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities say
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:52:25 -0400
Jason Kutt, the 18-year-old shot at Nockamixon State Park Saturday died from injuries, according to his family.

Judge rejects Trump request to be replaced in columnist's defamation lawsuit
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:34:08 -0400
A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Trump's request that he be replaced as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.

Head of Virginia military academy resigns amid report of racist culture
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:41:55 -0400
J. H. Binford Peay III, who had been the institute's superintendent for 17 years, told its board he was stepping down after learning on Friday that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and "certain legislative leaders had lost confidence in my leadership ... and desired my resignation." "You have profoundly changed our school for the better," John William Boland, president of the school's Board of Visitors, said in a letter to Peay. Last week, Northam and several top elected officials and lawmakers wrote to the board to express concern "about the clear and appalling culture of ongoing structural racism" at the college.

Police in Michigan, a hotbed for armed far-right groups, said they may be powerless to enforce a ban on guns at polling places
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 06:51:41 -0400
Michigan authorities imposed the ban after a foiled plot to kidnap the state governor. But law enforcement officials say they can't act on it.

Armed villagers guard strategic gateway to Nagorno-Karabakh
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:51:11 -0400
Wearing camouflage and holding Kalashnikov rifles, volunteer villagers patrol a winding river in a Nagorno-Karabakh valley, defending a strategic area between the disputed region's capital and Armenia.

Peggy Noonan is my friend. Here’s why her Kamala Harris comments were wrong.
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:36:30 -0400
OPINION: Sophia A. Nelson says while Noonan’s critiques of Harris’ joy was tone-deaf and lacked a true understanding of Black women. Noonan penned a column where she was rightly perceived as treating Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, disrespectfully by implying that Harris needed to be more serious and sober-minded when she is out on the campaign trail — not dancing, laughing and being what she considered to be inappropriate.

Hurricane Zeta could hit Louisiana by Thursday. It's the 27th named storm in this hurricane season, nearing the record.
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:58:00 -0400
Only 2005 saw more named storms than 2020. But there's still more than a month left in this year's hurricane season.

'Totally irresponsible': Dems criticize Pence presiding over Amy Coney Barrett vote after aides contract COVID-19
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:53:44 -0400
"As vice president, I’m president of the Senate. And I’m gonna be in the chair because I wouldn’t miss that vote for the world," Pence said Saturday.

Philadelphia victim's kin: We sought ambulance, not police
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:38:56 -0400
The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter Wallace's wife is pregnant and is scheduled to have labor induced in coming days, the lawyer, Shaka Johnson, told reporters from the steps of a family home. Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., earlier told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his son was on medication and struggled with his mental health.

18-year-old freshman at University of Dayton apparently dies from Covid-19
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:01:00 -0400
Michael Lang, 18, died on Thursday “apparently due to complications from" coronavirus after a long hospitalization, officials at the Ohio school said.

Venezuela's Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinator
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:33:27 -0400
Venezuela's Juan Guaido on Tuesday accused the government of illegally detaining an opposition activist, blaming it for what he called the forced disappearance of Roland Carreno of the Popular Will party. Carreno was approached on Monday afternoon by unidentified people in vehicles without license plates, Popular Will said on Twitter. "We alert the world about his forced disappearance and we hold the dictatorship responsible for his physical and mental integrity."

A former USPS worker has been charged with throwing out more than 100 absentee ballots and other mail in Kentucky
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:26:07 -0400
The discarded mail was eventually delivered to the intended recipients after it was discovered in a Louisville dumpster, federal authorities said.

'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 03:59:44 -0400
The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

Hong Kong teen activist arrested near US consulate
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 06:26:27 -0400
A young Hong Kong activist who was among the first arrested under Beijing's new national security law was detained on Tuesday close to the US consulate, police and local media said.

Here’s why Miami shark researchers are concerned about a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 06:00:00 -0400
Science’s steady march to find a vaccine capable of ending the coronavirus pandemic may come at the expense of another species: sharks.

Are polls of the presidential race reliable this time?
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:05:56 -0400
President Trump's surprise victory in 2016 has made voters wary of trusting polls of this year's race. Will 2020 polls prove more accurate than they were four years ago?

Teacher's elevator death blamed on human error
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:27:27 -0400
Officers found 38-year-old Carrie O'Connor in the elevator on September 14.

Driver runs over policeman during protests after fatal shooting of black man in Philadelphia
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 04:43:22 -0400
Police in Philadelphia fatally shot a 27-year-old black man after yelling at him to drop a knife, sparking protests that left an officer hospitalised when she was hit by a truck. The shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. occurred on Monday afternoon, local time. Police were called to an incident in the Cobbs Creek neighbourhood as they responded to reports of an individual with a weapon. Police spokesperson Tanya Little said the officers instructed Mr Wallace to put down his knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. Both officers then fired “several times”.

Seattle woman still missing three weeks after traveling to Dallas, Texas
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:18:00 -0400
Marisela Botello, 23, was last seen leaving her ex-boyfriend’s house in Dallas, Texas on October 4, 2020. She took a Lyft alone to the entertainment district Deep Ellum. Her family said security video reportedly shows her leaving the Select Start bar at 1 a.m. with an unknown man. Her cell phone and debit card haven’t been used since that night and her other belongings were left behind at her ex-boyfriend’s house where she had been visiting from Seattle for the weekend. She missed her flig

A day after saying, ‘We’re not going to control the epidemic,’ White House chief of staff clarifies remarks
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:42:12 -0400
In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN on Sunday, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said the administration is “not going to control” the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Meadows clarified his remarks, saying, "We're going to defeat the virus; we're not going to control it."

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Is Now Formally Moonlighting as a Trump Campaign Aide
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:56:46 -0400
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appears to have taken on a new gig. In addition to her role as a government employee, she’s now serving as a senior aide on her boss’s reelection campaign.In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday morning, McEnany was introduced as “Trump 2020 senior advisor and White House press secretary.” A few hours later, Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney introduced McEnany by saying she is “serving now as advisor for the Trump campaign."McEnany’s dual roles for the White House and the Trump reelection campaign immediately set off alarm bells among good government advocates, who said they represent yet another instance of the often blurry lines between the Trump administration and the president’s political operation.“This looks like the latest example of Trump administration officials bending and breaking ethics laws and norms,” said Paul Seamus Ryan, the vice president of litigation for the group Common Cause. “This is unfortunately par for the course for this administration.”Now Kayleigh McEnany Has COVID, Making a Dozen From Rose Garden CeremonyA White House spokesperson said McEnany was not representing the White House during her Fox appearances on Tuesday.“Kayleigh was appearing in her personal capacity as a private citizen,” the spokesperson said.A spokesperson for the Trump campaign confirmed that McEnany is an unpaid advisor, and also said she was appearing on Fox on Tuesday in a personal capacity. The spokesperson said that cable news shows on which she appears “have been instructed not to refer to her with her White House title,” notwithstanding the Fox & Friends introduction on Tuesday that included both her campaign and White House titles.While most of McEnany’s two Fox hits on Tuesday concerned the status of the Trump campaign and the 2020 race, she also weighed in on official administration policy on issues such as COVID relief negotiations with congressional Democrats.“The chances [for a deal] are slim when you have someone like Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” McEnany told Varney. “If we’re providing stimulus relief for the American people, it should be just that, for American people, for United States citizens, not a wish-list from the liberal left,” McEnany told Varney.Speaking in front of a backdrop that featured both the White House and the Trump campaign logo, McEnany also rattled off a series of policy proposals that “we offered” in those negotiations.Fox News Reporter Explodes Over Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Stop Blaming the Media, I’m Tired of It!’It’s that sort of blurry line between White House and campaign messaging, and the prospect that taxpayer resources could continue bolstering the president’s reelection effort, that concerns Ryan.“This excerpt is McEnany commenting on federal government policy currently being negotiated by the Trump administration with Congress. This is McEnany doing the work of a [White House] Press Secretary,” he said. “It's permissible for someone who works in the White House to also do campaign work. They just can't mix the two. They can’t try to do the two things simultaneously.”Ryan compared the situation to controversy over illicit politicking by former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who used her official Twitter account to share political messages, leading the Office of Special Counsel to recommend her removal over violations of the Hatch Act, which bars the use of taxpayer resources for partisan purposes.Conway brushed off the recriminations with a simple statement: “Blah blah blah.”The Trump White House, and the president himself, have reveled in the frequent criticism they get over their unprecedented uses of taxpayer resources in the service of the president’s reelection. After coming under fire for putting on a political nominating convention on the White House grounds in August, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeted: “Liberals are more upset about the use of government buildings than they ever were about the use of the FBI to target political opponents.”McEnany’s Fox appearances on Tuesday came about two months after White House attorneys waived ethics rules so that she could meet in her capacity as a government official with employees of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, both of which previously employed her.The waiver memo is undated, but metadata in the file posted to the White House website indicates it was created on August 26. That was the day of McEnany’s speech at the Republican National Convention. She also spoke at a Trump campaign rally this month.The White House has also waived ethics rules for another staffer, director of advance Bobby Peede, to permit communications with the Trump campaign. According to Federal Election Commission records, the Trump re-elect has made regular payments from December 2019 through early this month to the firm Event Strategies, where Peede served as a partner prior to joining the White House.The largest of those payments, for nearly $100,000, came on August 24, two days before Peede’s waiver memo was created.\-- With reporting by Justin BaragonaKayleigh McEnany Grilled on Trump’s Sudden Embrace of Mail-In VotingRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Rudy Giuliani had a security officer sweep the room where he was filmed in 'Borat 2,' but he didn't find Sacha Baron Cohen hiding in a wardrobe
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:48:54 -0400
Sacha Baron Cohen told Stephen Colbert he was hiding in a specially constructed hideaway in a wardrobe that locked internally during Giuliani's scene.

Canadian policeman describes arresting Huawei exec Meng
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:12:57 -0400
A Canadian police officer testified Monday about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be "erased remotely."

Turkey's Erdogan says it's time for two-state solution in Cyprus
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:38:35 -0400
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was time for a realistic proposal about a two-state solution on the divided island of Cyprus to be discussed, and added that the parameters of the current talks were not sustainable. Cyprus was split after a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. The European Union admitted the island into the bloc in 2004, represented by the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government in the south.

2020 election polls: Trump gains ground on Biden in Pennsylvania, extends lead in Ohio
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:15:48 -0400
Both candidates will go on a frantic campaigning blitz on Tuesday

Skull on fireplace mantel identified as man missing since 2012, Tennessee officials say
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:29:57 -0400

Vietnam evacuating low-lying areas as strong typhoon nears
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:39:35 -0400
Vietnam scrambled Tuesday to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of recent killer floods, state media said. Typhoon Molave is forecast to slam into Vietnam’s south central coast with sustained winds of up to 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour on Wednesday morning, according to the official Vietnam News Agency. The typhoon left at least 3 people dead and 13 missing and displaced more than 120,000 villagers in the Philippines before blowing toward Vietnam.

Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park'
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:52:32 -0400
The viral image has raised questions about the conservation impact on the animal native to Indonesia.

COVID-19 prevented new parents from meeting their baby born via surrogate. Then, the birth mother stepped in to care for the child.
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:37:04 -0400
The new parents named their baby girl Jennifer — in honor of the surrogate who went above and beyond for their family.

Fact check: Trump debate quote about 'fault' for US COVID-19 outbreak taken out of context
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:55:05 -0400
A social media post leaves out important context in quoting the president on the questions of responsibility and fault for the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak.

People across Italy violently protested new lockdown measures imposed after a spike in COVID-19 cases, setting fires and looting luxury stores
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:01:50 -0400
Protesters clashed with police officers in cities like Turin, Milan, and Naples and in smaller towns. More than two dozen people were arrested.

Suspect arrested for allegedly abducting two girls from home where two boys found dead
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:24:00 -0400
Donny Jackson, 40, was arrested after allegedly abducting his two daughters, who were later found safe. It is unclear what his relationship is to the two dead boys.

Hurricane Zeta hits Mexico's Caribbean coast
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:21:27 -0400
Hurricane Zeta slammed into Mexico's Caribbean coast late Monday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the Yucatan Peninsula, where authorities warned residents and tourists to shelter indoors.

Columnist Peggy Noonan slammed for saying Harris’ dancing is ‘embarrassing’
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:40:00 -0400
Sen. Kamala Harris enjoyed a lighthearted moment in the rain but conservative columnist Peggy Noonan has derided it as “embarrassing.” When Harris, the vice-presidential Democratic candidate, was on the campaign trail last week in Jacksonville, Florida she glided her Chuck Taylor’s in rhythm to Mary J. Blige‘s “Work That” during a downpour. Harris dancing along with an umbrella quickly went viral.

60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after wildfire spreads
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:57:22 -0400
A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blaze

Dozens of ballots destroyed after fire set at Boston dropbox
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:30:00 -0400
Officials called the alleged arson "a disgrace to democracy, a disrespect to the voters fulfilling their civic duty, and a crime."

Tory revolt deepens as Scottish Conservatives back Rashford over Johnson in free school meals row
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:59:28 -0400
An internal Tory rift over Boris Johnson’s refusal to extend free school has deepended after the leader of the Scottish Conservatives publicly backed the footballer Marcus Rashford’s “extraordinary” campaign. Douglas Ross said that the Manchester United and England striker was right to demand that free school meals were extended over holiday periods in England and said Rashford had the full support of the Conservatives north of the border. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, The MP, who was the only UK minister to quit the Government over Dominic Cummings’s lockdown trip to Durham, described providing free school meals as “good policy” and added: “I support what he’s fighting for and the Scottish Conservatives are behind his campaign.”

Cristiano Ronaldo can eat 6 meals and take 5 naps in 'a typical day' — Here's what his routine looks like
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:27:27 -0400
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner often eats breakfast, a snack, two lunches, and two dinners of low-fat, high-protein foods — with naps in between.

Democrats warn Republicans they will regret forcing through Amy Coney Barrett confirmation
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 04:52:47 -0400
Democrats says Senate Republicans have broken precedent dating back 231 years, after Trump’s pick for Supreme Court was sworn in on Monday

NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on the moon — take a look at SOFIA
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:00:00 -0400
The former Pan Am Boeing 747SP that took NASA over 10 years to retrofit for space exploration made the finding that will aid humanity's lunar return.

Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:02:58 -0400
A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke to reporters during a Zoom call from her hospital bed as she described the Oct. 20 shooting in Waukegan that killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. "They allowed him to die,” Williams said.

Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 05:15:34 -0400
A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster's blade sliced his femoral artery, an official said Tuesday.

Two years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Wisconsin is still waiting on Foxconn to come through
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 06:44:33 -0400
The Taiwanese company has not indicated when it will begin manufacturing screens for high tech devices - or hiring the promised 13,000 workers.

Coronavirus in the U.S. is spreading like 'wildfire,' epidemiologist says
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:56:00 -0400
"The U.S. is now seeing a pretty widespread transmission across the board,” said William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology.

Mitch McConnell’s Conservative Challenger Gets a Boost... From Dems
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:16:52 -0400
In a last-ditch effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a deep-pocketed Democratic group has begun airing ads backing the Libertarian candidate in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate contest.A new super PAC called True Kentucky Patriots started buying television and digital ads last week in support of Libertarian Brad Barron, calling him “Kentucky’s true conservative for U.S. Senate,” in the words of one thirty-second spot. “Barron is one hundred percent pro-Second Amendment, one hundred percent pro-life, and one hundred percent pro-term limits. Sorry Mitch, 36 years is too long.”The group is clearly designed to peel off conservative votes from McConnell, who faces a challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath. Federal Election Commission records show that True Kentucky Patriots is affiliated with one of the Senate race’s largest independent spenders, a pro-McGrath group called the Ditch Fund.True Kentucky Patriots also shares a treasurer with the Ditch Fund, and both groups have paid a Democratic firm called Beacon Media to produce and place their respective digital ads.It’s not uncommon for political operatives to attempt to boost third party candidates that they hope will act as spoilers and split an opposing ideological coalition’s votes to the detriment of one major party candidate or the other. But it’s less common for groups doing so to disclose those efforts in publicly available campaign finance filings.True Kentucky Patriots hasn’t been around long enough to reveal any of its donors, and it won’t have to do so until nearly three weeks after election day. But pro-McGrath forces have already attempted to promote Barron’s candidacy through other means. Another anti-McConnell super PAC, Fire Mitch Save America PAC, has sent mailers promoting Barron’s Senate bid.FEC filings also show that Democrats have sought to boost Barron directly. At least five of Barron’s donors have also given to McGrath’s campaign. One of them, a New York-based Microsoft employee, even donated to both McGrath and Barron on the same day.Polling in the Kentucky Senate contest has shown McConnell with a consistent lead, though his margin has varied from as little as five points to as much as twelve. The most recent poll of the race has McConnell with a nine-point lead over McGrath, and just four percent saying they support Barron’s candidacy, meaning the Libertarian likely will not draw enough votes to tilt the election. The race has nonetheless drawn massive investments from both parties. McConnell and McGrath have together spent nearly $115 million, with outside groups dropping another $26 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Kentucky isn’t the only state where Democrats have attempted to boost a third party spoiler in a tight Senate contest. In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison’s campaign has run ads ostensibly attacking an obscure Constitution Party candidate by calling him too conservative for the state. It appears to be an effort to encourage support for the more right-wing contender among the state’s more conservative voters—to the detriment of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.But the most famous would-be spoiler candidate of the 2020 election cycle is Kanye West. A number of Republican operatives have lined up behind his dead-end presidential campaign in an effort to draw votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden in some key battleground states.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Fort Sill Just Became the First Training Base to Get the New Army Greens Uniform
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:26:03 -0400

How the name 'Karen' became a stand-in for problematic white women and a hugely popular meme
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:43:00 -0400
The "Karen" meme depicting women who ask to "speak to the manager" has become nearly ubiquitous online. Here is the meme's history and origin.