Monthly Archives: December 2015

New York Times Editorial Board: Cop Shooting Victim Tamir Rice Would Be Alive If He Were White

From the New York Times editorial board: Tamir Rice of Cleveland would be alive today had he been a white 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in just about any middle-class neighborhood in the country on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2014. But Tamir, who was shot to death by a white police officer that day, had the misfortune of ...

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Aretha Franklin Brings Down The House In Kennedy Center Honors Tribute To Carole King [VIDEO]

All hail the Queen of Soul! Hail, yeah. Carole King’s reactions are priceless. Vulture recaps: Aretha Franklin graced the Kennedy Center Honors stage to pay tribute to Carole King, one of six honorees this year. Aretha received that same honor more than two decades ago, but if you think she deserved it then, hoo boy, just look at her now: ...

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Downton Abbey Creator Endorses Hillary [VIDEO]

Cue up the poutrage machine, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Fellowes, a Tory member of the House Of Lords, admits that most might expect him to side with the Republicans, but says, “Hillary Clinton seems a more convincing world politician.” He adds: “She has a grasp of the political language, while some of the others seem ...

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Kim Davis On Catholic TV: I’m Just The First Of What Will Be Many To Stop Gay Marriages [VIDEO]

Kim Davis has appeared on the Catholic cable network EWTN to promise that she is just the first of many local officials that will now refuse to abide by the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriages. Right Wing Watch has the quote and the video: “The stand I took affects every church, every person that lives and loves God, that ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Millions Watch Hawaii Tourism Officials Surprise Gay Military Couple With Wedding

Go Hawaii! Also: Kleenex alert! Civil Beat reports: Despite its longtime leadership on issues such as anti-discrimination laws, civil unions and marriage equality, Hawaii has been shy about using that street cred to leverage more same-sex destination wedding tourism. Until now. The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau — the private, nonprofit marketing organization for the tourism industry — released an ...

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Mexico Grants Deportation Stay For “Affluenza” Teen

The so-called affluenza teen and his mother are fighting extradition from Mexico and have been granted a temporary stay. The Daily Mail reports: Affluenza teen Ethan Couch has won a temporary stay against his deportation back to the United States, according to officials. The controversial decision comes after the killer drink-driver and his mother Tonya filed papers to fight their ...

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Chrome Browser Filter Lets You Block Trump Stories

Politico reports: Those resolving to see less of Donald Trump in 2016 may have a new Google Chrome browser extension to install. Dubbed “Trump Filter” by creator Rob Spectre, the open-source extension searches websites that users visit and strips out any mentions of the Republican presidential candidate, claiming to scrub Trump “from all your web browsing without leaving the Internet.” ...

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Trump Spox Wears Bullet Necklace On CNN, Threatens To Wear Fetus Necklace Next Time [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson responded to criticism over a necklace made of bullets she wore on air by saying she might wear a necklace made of fetuses to draw attention to the issue of abortion. Pierson, who joined the Trump campaign in early November, has drawn scrutiny for several controversial remarks she’s made. Earlier this month, ...

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New Ted Cruz Ad: I’m Winning For Jesus [VIDEO]

From Caffeinated Thoughts: Yesterday, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a new ad that lacks any spoken narration, but highlights court victories he had as a private attorney and as Solicitor General of Texas. The ad that will air statewide in Iowa through January 3rd highlights Cruz’s victories defending the Mojave Memorial Cross, the Texas Capitol Ten Commandments monument, the ...

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Bill Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate reports: Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault more than a decade after a former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia. It’s the first criminal charge against Cosby over his conduct with women, which has received new scrutiny in the past year. The Montgomery County prosecutor ...

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Mullets Over America: Make America Great Again

JMG reader David points us to this kind of awesome Trump-mocking video by Arizona’s conservative Public Integrity Alliance. From the Phoenix New Times: The video features Phoenix comedian Brian Nissen’s reprising his running, redneck character “Dwain,” a mullet-headed simpleton who loves corndogs, Karate, pickup trucks, sittin’ out in the yard on a beat-up couch, and, of course, Trump, because he’s ...

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Company Run By Pharma Douche Declares Bankruptcy

Via New York Magazine: KaloBios, the biotech company briefly helmed by recently arrested “most hated man in America” Martin Shkreli, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday. The company was already near collapse before Shkreli and a team of investors bought up a bunch of shares and he became CEO. He resigned from the San Francisco–based company shortly after getting arrested on ...

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MICHIGAN: LGBT Measure Cleared For Petition Stage

Over the objections of the ACLU and Equality Michigan, activists at Fair Michigan have cleared a procedural hurdle and will be allowed to begin gathering petition signatures to place an LGBT rights bill on the 2016 state ballot. The Detroit Free Press reports: Supporters of amending Michigan’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared an ...

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Hillary & Obama Again Top “Most Admired” Ranking

Gallup reports: Americans again name Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama the woman and man living anywhere in the world they admire most. Both win by wide margins over the next-closest finishers, Malala Yousafzai for women and Pope Francis and Donald Trump for men. Although Clinton and Obama each led this year’s poll by significant margins, the percentage mentioning each ...

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Texas Strips HIV Funding From Planned Parenthood

I’d say this is unbelievable, but this is Texas. Via the Houston Press: The State of Texas continued its scorched-earth strategy in dealing with Planned Parenthood this week by stopping more than half a million dollars in federal funding the organization uses for HIV prevention and screening across the Greater Houston area. That money, some $600,000 every year, comes from ...

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Spotify Hit With $150M Class Action Royalties Lawsuit

Vocativ reports: Spotify is facing a $150 million class action lawsuit—led by David Lowery, the frontman for the band Cracker—arguing that Spotify hasn’t been securing the proper licenses for all of the music it offers, and hasn’t been paying royalties to all deserving parties. Using his own tracks as examples, Lowery claims that Spotify has been willfully operating in this ...

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Pastor Kevin Swanson: Hillary Clinton Will Lead Most American Kids Into Homosexuality [AUDIO]

“Why wouldn’t Hillary Clinton get full rein upon this nation to continue the destructive pattern, destroy the social fabric of the nation — the family, of course — so that of course there will be 75 percent of kids born outside of wedlock to single mothers by the year 2030, so to be sure that tremendous majorities of American kids ...

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Dr. Stabby: Bill Clinton Taught Kids About Blowjobs

Via Mediaite: Ben Carson last night connected Bill Clinton‘s sex scandal to the corruption of America’s youth. On The O’Reilly Factor last night, Jesse Watters asked Carson if he thinks Donald Trump going after the former president is fair game. Carson said of course it is. “My main problem with it,” he explained, “is I saw innocent little kids… becoming ...

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Frothy Mix: As President I’ll Enforce DOMA [VIDEO]

L to the O to the L. Miranda Blue reports: In an interview with the Catholic news network EWTN broadcast on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said that, if elected, he would ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling in U.S. v. Windsor and enforce the parts of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that the court found unconstitutional. Santorum ...

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George Pataki Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Talking Points Memo reports: “Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) is calling his supporters in New Hampshire to tell him he intends to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, The Boston Globe‘s James Pindell reported via Twitter.” And that leaves, what…11?

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