Monthly Archives: March 2016

Todd Starnes Has GOP Infighting Sadz

“As we say in the South — it’s time for a ‘Come to Jesus Moment.’ The 2016 Republican presidential race has been one of the most rancorous in recent history. The behavior of the candidates and their followers has been downright repulsive. There are no clean hands among this bunch. Instead of focusing squarely on the issues at hand — ...

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New RNC Site Readies Public For Contested Convention

Talking Points Memo reports: The Republican National Committee has launched a website to inform the public about what happens in the event of contested GOP convention, the Washington Examiner reported. The website, ConventionFacts.gop, lists party rules regarding the delegates required for a candidate to be nominated to lead the GOP’s 2016 convention, as well as the process if no candidate ...

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NEW YORK POLL: Trump Hold Yuge Lead Over Cruz But Would Be Trounced By Clinton Or Sanders

As you can see above, Donald Trump has taken a massive lead over Ted Cruz according to a New York poll released today. But here’s the real story: New York remains solidly blue as either Clinton or Sanders top any Republican in the head-to-head general election matchups, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds, with some margins approaching 2-1. November ...

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Haters To Thank Pat McCrory For Anti-LGBT Law In Prayer Vigil At North Carolina Governor’s Mansion

From the North Carolina Family Policy Council:  In this time of great strife, it is important to remember the sovereignty of the Lord and to seek His wisdom, grace, and guidance over the current events in our state. Join citizens across North Carolina who are gathering for prayer vigils tonight in order to show support for Governor McCrory and members ...

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Nation’s First HIV+ Donor To HIV+ Recipient Organ Transplants Take Place At Johns Hopkins [VIDEO]

From the Los Angeles Times: In a first that gives HIV-infected patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a dead donor who was HIV-positive into two HIV-positive recipients. The transplant surgeries, which used organs donated by the family of an HIV-positive woman, ended a 25-year ...

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Barney Frank Vs Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Barney Frank slammed Bernie Sanders yesterday in an interview with Slate: It’s ironic that we complain about voter suppression and shortened voting times and then we have so many caucuses. The caucuses are the least democratic political operation in America. They cater to the people who have a lot of time on their hands, and what’s interesting is Sanders is ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Activists Meet With Governor

From the Human Rights Campaign: This morning, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro, transgender advocate Candis Cox-Daniels, and other LGBT equality advocates went to the North Carolina State Capitol to hand deliver a letter from more than 100 major CEOs & business leaders urging Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal ...

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Pro-Kasich Ad Mocks “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz [VIDEO]

Ugh. Via The Hill: A new ad produced by a super-PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate John Kasich slams rival Ted Cruz for lying. The 30-second ad, titled “Nose,” was produced by New Day for America. “Many just call him Lyin’ Ted,” the ad starts out, referring to a nickname coined for the Texas senator by front-runner Donald Trump. The ad ...

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REPORT: Saudi Arabian Government Seeks Death Penalty For Gays Who Come Out On Social Media

According to a report in a Saudi newspaper, authorities are seeking to expand the death penalty for homosexuality to include those who merely say they are gay on social media. From Britain’s Mirror: The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality. According to ...

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Christian Activist Ted Shoebat: “Sluts” Who Have Abortions Should Be Executed For Defying God [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Extremist right-wing activist and Donald Trump supporter Theodore Shoebat posted a video last night praising Trump’s short-lived call to punish women who have abortions, declaring that “sluts” who have abortions should be put to death. “You pro-life bastards!” Shoebat screamed at the anti-choice groups who criticized Trump’s initial position. “You are useless scum. ...

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Eugene Delguadio: Big Business Is Committing “Economic Terrorism” With Threats Of State Boycotts

We haven’t heard much from loony tunes Eugene Delguadio since all those long-haired men in warehouses conspired to thwart his reelection, but today he has a message about North Carolina and Georgia. He writes: The Left feels it is appropriate for major employers to threaten the economy of an entire state — just because those voters and their elected representatives ...

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Wingnuts Slam “Anti-Christian Bigot” Seth Meyers Over Piece On North Carolina’s Hate Law [VIDEO]

Last night Late Show host Seth Meyers delivered a great take on the anti-LGBT bills in North Carolina and Georgia. Watch below. Meyers’ bit already has right wing sites denouncing him as an anti-Christian bigot. Because of course. Via the wingnut Newsbusters: Days after he smeared the Last Supper as bland and ruled the didn’t [sic] blame Judas for betraying ...

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RARE CONSENSUS: None Of The Remaining GOP Candidates Will Support Party’s Eventual Nominee

Well, there’s finally one issue upon which all the remaining GOP candidates agree. The Hill reports: The presidential primary has been a wrenching experience for the GOP so far — and it’s about to get even worse. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have all backed away from their pledge to support the party’s eventual nominee, foreshadowing a fight ...

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MISSISSIPPI: State Sen. Jenifer Branning Takes Down Campaign Facebook Page After Passage Of Hate Bill

Mississippi state Sen. Jenifer Branning has taken down her campaign Facebook page after last night’s passage of a sweeping anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bill that some are calling even worse than the one just enacted in North Carolina. Branning spent hours at the Senate podium defending the bill to angry Democrats, one of whom introduced an amendment that would have ...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Slams “Politically Correct Smear” By New York Gov. Cuomo [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The criticism and backlash to North Carolina’s new law that eliminated anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people reeks of hypocrisy in several ways, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday. Voters in the Final Four host city of Houston, McCrory remarked during an interview with “Fox and Friends,” last November overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 1, known ...

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WaPo: The US House Is In Play Thanks To Trump

The Washington Post reports: It’s one of the most controversial things to say on Capitol Hill, sparking looks of shock and disbelief: The House majority is in play this fall. For almost five years, ever since state legislatures and commissions finished drawing the new congressional districts for this decade, the Republican stranglehold on the House has been taken for granted ...

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Chicago Joins North Carolina Travel Ban, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Invites Businesses To Relocate To His City

Crain’s Chicago reports: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is issuing an executive order banning official city travel to North Carolina. And, seeking to gain from a flap over the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people there, Emanuel says he’ll be contacting North Carolina companies that might be interested in relocating to a “more inclusive” Chicago. In comments after an unrelated ...

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Fox TV And A+E Threaten North Carolina Boycott

Variety reports: A+E Networks and 21st Century Fox may refrain from filming future projects in North Carolina if the state does not repeal a controversial law that bars local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances. The companies have stopped short, however, of withdrawing current projects from the state. Principal photography on “Shots Fired,” a drama series for Fox Broadcasting produced by 20th Century ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State Senate Republican Committee Launches “Stand With McCrory” Campaign

In response to near-universal criticism of North Carolina’s hate bill from the media, from big business, and from major political figures nationwide, the state’s Republican Senatorial Committee has launched a “Stand With McCrory” website so that haters can send messages of support to the governor. And of course, there’s a money beg link. The site features the above image of ...

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Posts Moving Clip In Thanks For Veto Of Georgia’s Anti-LGBT Bill [VIDEO]

Late last night Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff posted the below gorgeous clip in thanks for the veto of Georgia’s anti-LGBT bill. The video features audio from Harvey Milk’s legendary “you gotta give ’em hope” speech as scenes of gay pride parades, the San Francisco skyline, and a diverse collection of people go by. JMG reader Cuberly tells us that the ...

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