Monthly Archives: February 2016

LAUNCHED: My New Column In Britain’s Pride Life

Launching today is my new twice-monthly politics column for Britain’s Pride Life, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. In today’s first column I rate four leading GOP presidential candidates based on their potential threat to LGBT civil equality. While my assessments may seem a bit rudimentary to regular readers of this here website thingy, I thought it might be ...

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Glenn Beck Meets Anti-Circumcision Activists, Tells His Audience The Group Is Attacking Jews [AUDIO]

Radical fringe groups like Westboro Baptist and social justice groups took advantage of the Super Bowl media spotlight this weekend to stage protests across the Bay Area. Among them was a group of anti-circumcision “intactivists” called the Bloodstained Men. Glenn Beck came across the group near San Francisco’s Ferry Building and today he mocked them on his show, calling their ...

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KUWAIT: Family Claims US Lesbian Couple Has Been Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Being Gay

The mother of a former US Army soldier has launched a Change.org petition to President Obama in which she claims that her daughter and her daughter’s partner have been sentenced by a Kuwaiti court to 25 years in prison on “trumped-up” drug charges. The real reason for the sentence handed down last month, the mother says, is that the women ...

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US Olympics Committee To Athletes And Staff: Consider Skipping 2016 Rio Games If You Fear The Zika Virus

The United States Olympics Committee has suggested that athletes and support staff should consider skipping the 2016 Rio Games if they fear contracting the Zika virus. Reuters reports: The USOC’s briefing to sport federations is the latest sign that Olympics officials are taking the Zika threat to the games in Rio de Janeiro seriously, and acknowledging that at least some ...

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Republicans Call For Attorney General Loretta Lynch To Step Aside In Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

The Hill reports: Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch’s Justice Department will have to decide whether to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing ...

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Super Bowl 50 Ruined By Gay Illuminati [VIDEO]

The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 was filled with rainbows, from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s microphone to 20,000 fans spelling out “Believe In Love” with rainbow-hued placards. We’ve yet to hear whether the show’s planners intended to deliver a pro-gay message and perhaps their intent is obvious, but first to jump on the story are YouTube’s Illuminati-New World Order ...

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Bill Clinton Rips Into Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Bill Clinton really tore into Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire last night. Via Politico: Bill Clinton’s milquetoast stump speech touting his wife’s biography and her power as a “changemaker” has transformed into a brutal litany of attacks on Bernie Sanders and the devious campaign the Clintons apparently believe he is running. “When you’re making a revolution, you can’t be too ...

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TRAILER: The Jungle Book

Forbes raves: I was not expecting The Jungle Book to get the “enjoy this commercial, now go online for the second trailer” treatment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier got back in 2014. Alas, always expect the unexpected with the Mouse House. The one thing that really stood out about this trailer, which obviously was the intent, is the fact ...

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Trump Waffles Again On Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Donald Trump yesterday continued to contradict himself on same-sex marriage. The Daily Mail reports: Donald Trump gave a perplexing answer this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos when asked to better articulate his position on gay marriage. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said, using similar phrasing several times while saying he would appoint the “absolute best judges” and then ...

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CNN Statement: Ted Cruz Is A Liar

From CNN: Sen. Ted Cruz knowingly misstated CNN’s reporting during Saturday’s Republican primary debate, despite the fact that CNN’s reporting was correct all along. Cruz blamed CNN for a message his campaign sent to supporters the night of the Iowa caucuses suggesting Carson was going to suspend his campaign. “My political team saw CNN’s report breaking news and they forwarded ...

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Elton John Carpool Karaoke [VIDEO]

E Online sets up the clip: James Corden needed a ride Sunday night. Thankfully, he happened to be in a car — Elton John’s car, in Elton John’s garage, to be precise. In the Super Bowl 50 edition of CBS’ The Late Late Show, the host took the music legend for a drive down memory lane. With John sitting shotgun ...

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Super Bowl 50 Was A Gay Rainbow Festival [VIDEO]

The gay folks who tuned into the Super Bowl to see Beyonce’s halftime performance enjoyed an interesting side perk when Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin got down on his knees to allow a fan to mop his face with a small rainbow flag. Rainbow colors were a major theme at the show as even Martin’s microphone was rainbow-hued. And then ...

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Lady Gaga Wows Nation At Super Bowl 50 [VIDEO]

Social media tonight erupted with lavish praise from the left and the right after Lady Gaga’s live performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl 50. Today reports: At Super Bowl 50, Lady Gaga hit all the right notes. The singer kicked off football’s biggest night of the year with a stirring, 2-minute, 28-second rendition of the American National Anthem ...

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Beijing Celebrates Chinese New Year [VIDEO]

I was born in the Year Of The Pig. Ahem. But happy Year Of The Monkey: People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar. The general image of people in this zodiac sign is ...

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MICHIGAN: Hillary Clinton Visits Flint Church

The Detroit Free Press reports: Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to help Flint residents recover from a debilitating water contamination crisis during an afternoon appearance at a Baptist church on the city’s northwest side. “I will not for one minute forget about you or forget about your children,” Clinton told members of the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist ...

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Trump Backs “Waterboarding And Worse” [VIDEO]

Torture techniques such a waterboarding were banned by federal law a decade ago, but Donald Trump last night vowed its return “and worse.” He doubled-down on this morning’s talk shows. Politico reports: “They’re chopping heads of Christians and many other people in the Middle East,” Trump said, when asked about his comments by Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the ...

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INDIA: Thousand March At Mumbai Pride In Renewed Hopes That Gay Sex Will Be Decriminalized [VIDEO]

The Times Of India reports: Mumbai: The amiable Sindhi lady, waiting at Kemps Corner signal, carefully propped up her shopping bags against her leg, and trained her phone’s camera on the profusion of colour that had suddenly poured down the road. “It is for gay rights, no?” she asked a couple of passing reporters. “Yes, I read about it in ...

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Trump Insults Debate Audience For Booing Him

Another highlight/lowlight last night came when Donald Trump attacked the audience at the GOP debate after they booed him. Watch below. Via The Hill: Donald Trump was booed loudly during the Republican debate when he claimed the audience was stacked with Jeb Bush’s donors and special interests. “That’s all of his donors and special interests out there,” Trump said as ...

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Hilarious Walk-On Snafus At GOP Debate [VIDEO]

Death & Taxes recaps last night’s bungled opening to the GOP debate: Saturday night’s GOP debate got off to an inauspicious start when Ben Carson apparently did not hear the moderators call his name, signaling his turn to walk out on stage, the result of which was absolute chaos. The disastrous effects of Carson’s misstep were amplified by the fact ...

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FRANCE: New Law Forbids Food Waste, Supermarkets Must Donate Unsold Items To Charities & Food Banks

The Guardian reports: France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks. Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will ...

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