Monthly Archives: January 2016

NEW YORK: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Rentboy CEO On Prostitution & Money Laundering Charges

Reuters reports: The former chief executive of the male escort website Rentboy.com was indicted on Wednesday on a charge of promoting prostitution, in a case that has outraged gay and civil rights activists. The three-count indictment against Jeffrey Hurant, 51, by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, New York, added money laundering charges not previously filed against the company founder ...

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VIRGINIA: Anti-Gay Lawmaker Busted On Grindr, Local Gay Paper Declines to Name Him, Dan Savage Objects

Brad Kutner of GayRVA, Virginia’s LGBT newspaper, was tipped this weekend about a state lawmaker spotted cruising on Grindr. Rather than publicly outing him for his anti-LGBT voting record, Kutner has published a lengthy open letter to him. A small excerpt: I know you’re obviously not out at work here at the General Assembly, but I have to ask why ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Anti-Gay Florist Baronelle Stutzman To Testify At Indiana Senate LGBT Rights Hearing

As I noted in an update to this morning’s post on Indiana’s LGBT rights battle, Lambda Legal fiercely opposes the allegedly pro-gay bills to be debated right now in before a state Senate committee. Also opposing the bills is right wing martyr Baronelle Stutzman, who is there courtesy of the Alliance Defending Freedom. Watch at this link. UPDATE: The Oregon ...

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Dr. Stabby Turns On His Allegedly Closeted Adviser: Armstrong Williams Isn’t The “Epitome Of Truth”

As his campaign continues to come of the rails, Ben Carson today turned on his longtime adviser Armstrong Williams. Via the Wall Street Journal: Ben Carson said his top outside adviser and longtime friend Armstrong Williams is dishonest – a failing he also attributed to political opponents and the media that has covered his campaign. “Armstrong is not necessarily the ...

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Right Wing Think Tank: Liberals And The Media Are Partially Responsible For Oregon Militia Shootout

The National Center for Public Policy Research, which once had disgraced lobbyist and felon Jack Abramoff on its board, this afternoon denounced liberals and the lamestream media for giving those heavily armed Oregon militants the idea to occupy federal property. Via press release: Left-wing activists and news outlets that only partially cover their activities are in part to blame for ...

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EMI Music Takes Down Trump’s Freedom Girls

The surreal Hitler Youth-esque tribute to Donald Trump recently performed by a trio of young girl at a Trump rally has been removed from YouTube due to a copyright infringement claim filed by EMI Music. The melody to Ameritude (ugh) had been lifted from George M. Cohan’s World War I anthem Over There and publishing rights to the tune are ...

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Huckabee Fails With Lame Adele Parody [VIDEO]

Oh, good grief. The Week mocks: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign took a turn for the utterly bizarre Wednesday when he released a music video parody of “Hello” by Adele. As if that wasn’t ill-advised enough, it seems from the lyrics that Huckabee is trying to win over Iowa — where he won the caucuses in 2008 but is ...

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Sanders Visits Obama At White House, Says President Isn’t Trying To Tip The Scales In Either Direction

President Obama appeared to give his tacit endorsement to Hillary Clinton in a Politico interview published on Monday. Perhaps to tamp down that impression, the president today met privately with Bernie Sanders at the White House, after which Sanders said he’s confident that Obama is remaining impartial during the primary season. The Hill reports: “There was some discussion the other ...

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Monmouth Poll: Trump +7 Over Cruz In Iowa

Via Politico: Donald Trump holds a seven-point edge over Ted Cruz among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University poll released Wednesday afternoon. In the survey, conducted largely before Trump announced his boycott of Thursday’s debate on Fox News, he surged 11 points from last month in the same poll to 30 percent, while ...

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California Hate Group Leader Randy Thomasson: Don’t Vote For LGBT Rights Supporter Donald Trump

Randy Thomasson, head of the viciously anti-LGBT group Save California, today issued a press release in which he urges fellow crackpots not to support fake conservative Donald Trump, whose love for LGBT rights proves that he hates White Jesus. He writes: Talk is cheap and campaign promises are a little better. But what you’ve done in the past is the ...

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INDIANA: Anti-LGBT “Super RFRA” Fails To Advance, Lawmakers To Consider Pro-LGB Bills Later Today UPDATE: Lambda Legal Slams Upcoming Bills

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM LAMBDA LEGAL BELOW. Great news from Freedom Indiana: The Senate Rules Committee just decided to not advance SB66, the “Super RFRA” bill! That means this heinous bill is almost certainly dead for this legislative session — and it’s because of your hard work! It’s certainly a relief that Hoosiers will be spared a second RFRA-fueled tragedy. But ...

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Dildo-Hating Oregon Militant Surrenders To FBI

Oregon militia member Jon Ritzheimer, who posted a video in which he angrily trashed the dildos mailed to him, has surrendered to the FBI and been charged with felony obstruction. Ritzheimer had fled to his Arizona home in advance of last night’s shootout with federal agents in rural Oregon. Via Gawker: Earlier in the evening, following the arrests in Oregon, Ritzheimer, ...

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Ted Cruz: Tell “Ducking Donald” To Debate Me [VIDEO]

Ted Cruz has launched DuckingDonald.com in which he depicts Donald Trump as Scrooge McDuck and demands a “mano-a-mano” debate. The page asks supporters to weigh on whether Trump should accept his debate challenge, but of course to vote you must register for the Cruz campaign money beg list. Including on the page is a video of Cruz’s appearance last night ...

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Matt Smith To Play Robert Mapplethorpe In Biopic

The BBC reports: Matt Smith is to take on the role of avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a forthcoming film. The Doctor Who star will be directed by the award-winning Ondi Timoner in the biopic simply titled Mapplethorpe, according to Deadline. Zosia Mamet, known for the HBO comedy-drama Girls, has been cast to play Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s one-time lover and ...

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Breitbart Turns On News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch: He And Fox News Secretly Support Illegal Immigration

In their top story this morning, Trump World Headquarters unloaded both barrels at News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch. They write: In asking the question of “what’s wrong over there?” Trump has shined a spotlight on one of Washington’s best kept secrets: namely, Fox’s role via its founder Rupert Murdoch in pushing an open borders agenda. The Trump campaign is a ...

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Hillary Clinton: SCOTUS Justice Obama Is A Great Idea

At a campaign event yesterday in Iowa, Hillary Clinton acted as if nobody had ever suggested naming President Obama to the Supreme Court. ABC News reports: A second Clinton administration could mean a future Justice Barack Obama. At a campaign event in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lit up when a voter asked her if she would consider appointing ...

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Donald Trump Slams “Nasty & Dumb” Fox News

Donald Trump this morning continued his attack on Fox News with the above hilariously oblivious tweet. After Trump announced his boycott of tomorrow’s Fox debate, Ted Cruz challenged him to a one-on-one debate to take place before the Iowa Caucus on Monday. Stand by on that. Below is the Trump campaign’s official statement on the boycott.

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Rep. Steve King: Trump Is Buying Endorsements

Nutjob Rep. Steve King took GOP infighting to a new level yesterday. Politico reports: Ted Cruz’s most influential backers, stunned by Donald Trump’s commanding lead and growing list of endorsements, opened a new line of attack against the GOP front-runner on Tuesday – suggesting the New Yorker is buying support. One of Cruz’s most important surrogates in Iowa, Rep. Steve ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Chickening

I can’t even begin to describe this strangeness. Maybe the AV Club can help: Upon looking at The Chickening, other filmmakers wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. That’s a bit of hyperbole, but the short film does seemingly represent the culmination of remix culture in film. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, The Chickening has toured ...

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BREAKING: Ammon Bundy Arrested After Shootout With Federal Agents, One Oregon Militia Member Dead

Portland’s ABC affiliate has the breaking news: One person is dead and several others, including Oregon occupation leader Ammon Bundy, were detained following a confrontation with the FBI and state police Tuesday night. It all began with a traffic stop while Bundy and some of his followers were en route to a community meeting in John Day, about 70 miles ...

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