Monthly Archives: March 2016

VIRGINIA: Former AG Ken Cuccinelli Withdraws Name From State Supreme Court Consideration

The protests apparently worked. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Republicans in the Senate and House of Delegates are poised to elect Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough of Spotsylvania County to the Supreme Court of Virginia, after former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli took himself out of the running. “Teiro and I gave serious and prayerful consideration to accepting this honor,” ...

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Glenn Beck: Matt Drudge Has Gone Crazy [AUDIO]

Mediaite reports: Glenn Beck opened his radio show today going off on “what the hell has happened to Matt Drudge.” The conservative radio host was spurred on this morning by Drudge Photoshopping Rubio as a midget after he didn’t win a single state last night. Beck said ever since Drudge started “hanging out with Alex Jones,” he’s gone to “this ...

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Puerto Rico Gov: Ignore That Crazy Anti-Gay Judge

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, Governor Alejandro García Padilla [photo] announced that the decision issued yesterday by the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, holding that the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down discriminatory marriage bans nationwide did not apply to Puerto Rico because it is not a state, would not ...

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BREAKING: New York City Jury Finds Killer Of Gay Man Guilty Of Hate Crime Murder, Life Sentence Possible

The jury took less than a day to find him guilty. GOOD. Via the New York Daily News: A crazed killer was convicted Wednesday of gunning down an unarmed gay man in the West Village nearly three years ago — and the murder was deemed a hate crime. Elliot Morales, 36, now faces up to life in prison for the ...

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Tony Perkins Blames Gays After Mentally Ill Former US Marine Shoots Pastor For Being A Martian

A few days ago Pastor Tim Remington was shot the day after speaking at a Ted Cruz rally in Idaho. The 30 year-old shooter, Kyle Odom, then fled to Washington DC where the Secret Service apprehended him last night as he was throwing flash drives and other items over the White House fence. CNN reports: A Facebook post attributed to ...

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Gun Nut Mom Shot In Back By Toddler Son [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: A proud, pro-gun mom was accidentally shot by her 4-year-old son — just a day after the Second Amendment-loving woman boasted about her tot’s shooting skills. The Florida boy found the loaded weapon in mom Jamie Gilt’s car Tuesday and shot her as they cruised down a Putnam County road, officials said. The 31-year-old mother ...

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Nancy Reagan’s Casket Arrives At Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan’s casket has arrived at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the public may pay its respects today and tomorrow. President Obama will not attend Friday’s funeral, but the First Lady will be there in his place. NBC News reports: President Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, opting instead to speak at a ...

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Rafael Cruz To Breitbart: Donald Trump Will Appoint Pro-Gay SCOTUS Justice And Destroy America [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Rafael Cruz, the father and campaign surrogate of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, launched into yet another rant about the Supreme Court in an interview today on “Breitbart News Daily,” this time warning that an additional “liberal justice” on the high court will destroy all of society. “One more justice like that,” the ...

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Ted Shoebat: JMG Is A “Filthy Sodomite”

Rats. I rather preferred his dad’s term: “sodomite blasphemer.” Anyway, I’m continuing to get pulled into nutjob Christian infighting. Shoebat writes: Peter LaBarbera was blocked from entering Canada, and he goes before the media showing how persecuted he is, but yet he wants to block me — a Christian — from being in a documentary for being more politically incorrect ...

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FLORIDA: The End Of The Road For Rubio?

From the Orlando Sentinel: A new poll released Wednesday shows Donald Trump with a commanding 2 to 1 lead over Sen. Marco Rubio among likely Florida Republican primary voters in Tuesday’s presidential primary. The Quinnipiac University Poll shows Trump with a 45 percent to 22 percent lead over Rubio, an increase over his 44 to 28 percent lead in a ...

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ABC/WaPo Poll: Hillary Clinton +9 Over Trump

ABC News reports: Should this matchup come about, the current advantage is Clinton’s. She leads Trump by 50-41 percent in vote preference among registered voters, her widest advantage in three ABC/Post polls since September. Among all adults, including those currently not registered, Clinton’s lead swells to 54-36 percent. And the public by 59-36 percent predicts that Clinton would win — ...

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The Other Wachowski: I’m Transgender Too

From the Chicagoist: The second creator behind the Matrix trilogy and other reality-contorting content has come out as transgender today. In a letter released to Windy City Times, writer-director Lilly Wachowski explained why she’s making the announcement now. “In response to this threatened public outing against my will,” Wachowski wrote. “I had a prepared a statement that was one part ...

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Sacha Baron Cohen: I Quit The Freddie Mercury Biopic Because Queen Members Will Ruin The Film [VIDEO]

Sacha Baron Cohen appeared on Howard Stern’s show yesterday to explain that he quit the Freddie Mercury biopic because the surviving members of Queen plan to depict Mercury’s death at the movie’s halfway point and spend the rest of the film telling the story of the band struggling on. According to Cohen, nobody will be interested in that. From Stereogum: ...

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Carly Fiorina Endorses Ted Cruz

Just a couple of months ago Carly Fiorina denounced Ted Cruz as a liar who will “say anything to get elected.” And then there’s today: “Ted Cruz is a fearless fighter for our constitutional rights. He has spent his life protecting Americans’ God-given liberties, and he has always stood by his word. Unlike the status-quo political class in D.C., Ted ...

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MORE PANIC: Tech Execs & Top GOP Leaders Meet At Opulent Georgia Resort To Talk #DumpTrump

From the Huffington Post: Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Creates Senate Panel To Block Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law Before It Goes Into Effect

From the Lincoln County Times-News: Lincoln County state Sen. David Curtis is among 10 members appointed Tuesday by Senate Leader Phil Berger [PHOTO] to work with the N.C. House of Representatives in overturning a Charlotte City Council ordinance before it can go into effect April 1. The committee, headed by Wilkes Republican Sen. Shirley Randleman, will meet for the first ...

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“Fifth Beatle” George Martin Dies At Age 90 [VIDEO]

Paul McCartney writes on his personal site: I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin. I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and ...

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Trump Urine: Another Failed Scam Company

Among the many failed companies run by Donald Trump was a Ponzi scheme vitamins distributorship which analyzed customers’ urine samples and then sent them a list of the “essential nutrients” they needed to buy. For real. Via the National Review: It’s far from clear whether Ideal Health’s (that is, the Trump Network’s) products had any substantive nutritional value. Take the ...

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MISSOURI: Democratic Filibuster Approaches 40th Hour UPDATE: GOP Ends Debate, Approves Anti-LGBT Bill

UDPATE BELOW. Earlier, from the Riverfront Times: They’re still talking. The Democratic caucus of the Missouri Senate began filibustering a controversial “religious freedom” proposal on Monday at 4 p.m. And as of 6 a.m. this morning, they were still holding the floor — that’s 38 hours, and counting. That appears to be a new record for the Missouri Senate; the ...

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VIRGINIA: Senate Committee Nominates Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli To State Supreme Court

Anti-LGBT former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was yesterday nominated to the Virginia Supreme Court by a state Senate panel. The Washington Blade has some reactions: Equality Virginia, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, on Tuesday noted that the former attorney general in 2008 described the “homosexual agenda” as “something that I believe brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but ...

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