Monthly Archives: March 2016

John Oliver On YouTube’s Conspiracy Nuts [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: Last Week Tonight took a break for Easter, but John Oliver posted a special web-only video to celebrate the holiday. And he created it, he said, “in one of YouTube’s most entertaining forms. I’m talking, of course, about YouTube conspiracy videos, science fiction for people who don’t understand they’re watching science fiction.” Whenever he watches one of ...

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Sanders: Hillary’s Superdelegates Might Switch [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: After three big wins out west, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said he thinks many of the party’s superdelegates who have pledged to rival Hillary Clinton will switch to his side. “I think the momentum is with us,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper on Sunday. “A lot of these superdelegates may ...

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Trump: I Don’t Really Care If The National Enquirer Story About Ted Cruz’s Adultery Is True Or Not [VIDEO]

Via Mediatite: On ABC, This Week guest host Jon Karl asked Trump if his campaign or anyone connected to it was in any way involved with the story. Trump said no one did and he lashed out at Cruz for blaming him when, he said, “I have no control over the National Enquirer.” Reports in the past few days have ...

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BELGIUM: Hitler-Saluting Neo-Nazis Disrupt Brussels Solidarity March Against Terrorism [VIDEOS]

CNN reports: Though organizers postponed a Sunday march in the Belgian capital out of security fears, those who gathered at Brussels’ Place de la Bourse were confronted by protesters raising their arms in Nazi salutes and shouting anti-immigrant slogans. The gathering, which took place in a commercial district in the capital, started out peacefully with mourners laying flowers at the ...

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Franklin Graham Attacks San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

“San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is banning all city employees from job-related travel to North Carolina in protest of the action NC Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly just took to preserve basic privacy and protect its citizens from perverts and sexual predators. Can you believe it? I think Mayor Lee needs to focus on the problems ...

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones

TIME recaps: HBO released the latest trailer for the sixth season of Game of Thrones and if one thing is (unsurprisingly) clear, there’s going to be a lot of death. The 30-second clip begins with Tyrion cautioning someone: “Are you afraid? You should be. You’re in the great game now.” “We are sinful creatures. We deserve death. We all do,” ...

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ACLU Prepares Lawsuit Against North Carolina

From NPR’s Asheville affiliate: The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is preparing litigation against the state over a recent bill blocking towns and cities from passing anti-discrimination measures. Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 late Wednesday night, several hours after the legislature gave final approval during a one-day special session lawmakers called to address the issue. Response ...

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HAWAII: Bernie Sanders Completes His Caucus Sweep

Bernie Sanders has won the Hawaii caucus, completing his predicted sweep off yesterday’s three contests. When results were slow in coming, Sanders supporters acted on their own. Via USA Today: When the mainstream media was nearly silent on his victory, voters took the electoral process into their own hands. Overnight, a Google document built by a handful of strangers became ...

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Sanders Wins Washington State Caucus

Bernie Sanders has been projected to win the Washington state caucus, where 101 Democratic delegates are at stake. At this writing the margin over Hillary Clinton is just over 3-1. Still to come today is the caucus in Hawaii, where things get underway at 7PM Eastern.

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Sanders Wins Alaska Caucus

From the Washington Post: Sen. Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Democratic primary in Alaska on Saturday, one of three contests held in Western states that the independent senator from Vermont is favored to win. Sanders campaigned hard in Washington, the most populous state voting Saturday, and is favored to win there, as well as in Hawaii. The ...

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CUBA: Rolling Stones Play Historic Concert [VIDEOS]

CNN reports: It may have only been rock ‘n’ roll — but Cubans seemed to like it. On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a free concert at a decrepit sports complex on the road to the airport. For years, following the Cuban revolution, ...

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Bernie Sanders May Sweep Today’s Caucuses

Via Politico: Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii all hold Democratic nomination contests on Saturday, and Sanders has a fighting chance for a sweep. All three states are holding caucuses, an activist-heavy format that Sanders has thrived on. Washington state and Alaska are also heavy on white Democrats, a core Sanders constituency, and have relatively few African Americans. Hawaii is a ...

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DAMAGE CONTROL: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Issues “Myths Vs Facts” List On Anti-LGBT Law

After facing near universal condemnation from the media, from big business, and from civil rights groups, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has issued a nine-point “Myths Vs Facts” press release about his state’s anti-LGBT law. I’ve screen-capped the full message below and as you’ll see, McCrory doesn’t tell the full story.There are so many obfuscations in this list, it’s hard ...

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NRA Adds Guns To Children’s Fairy Tales

The Hill reports: The gun lobby is facing criticism for rewriting a series of children’s fairy tales to put guns in the hands of beloved characters. The National Rifle Association (NRA) this year has released two stories — “Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)” and “Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns)” — that arm the main characters with firearms. “Have ...

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Ted Cruz: Donald Trump May Be A Rat But I Have No Desire To Copulate With Him [VIDEO]

Most bizarre line of campaign 2016 so far? Via Mediaite: Sen. Ted Cruz — one of the two leading candidates for the Republican nomination — said Friday of another candidate: “Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him.” Cruz was vociferously denying the stories of alleged past sex scandals, calling them a “tabloid ...

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Funny Or Die Rips On North Carolina [VIDEO]

CBS News recaps: New legislation in North Carolina — outlawing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT citizens — could mean a new approach to attracting visitors to the state might be called for. Luckily, Funny or Die is here to help. The comedy website started by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell released a spoof commercial Thursday that offered a “special message from ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Mayor Ed Lee Bans City Employees From Non-Essential Travel To North Carolina

The Associated Press reports: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has banned city workers from non-essential travel to North Carolina after that state approved legislation preventing anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. Lee said in a statement Friday that residents in the city with a large gay and lesbian population “will not subsidize legally sanctioned discrimination.” He says the ...

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Dr. Stabby: I’m Helping Trump Be More Presidential

LOLinfinity. Via Politico: Ben Carson says he’s rubbing off on Donald Trump and has convinced him — at least in flashes — to act more presidential. “I’ve had talks about being presidential, about toning it down a bit, appealing to a broader group of people,” Carson said in a phone interview on Friday morning. “You did notice that he wasn’t ...

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GEORGIA: Time Warner, Netflix, CBS, NBC, AMC, Discovery, And Spielberg Join Pro-LGBT Coalition

An avalanche of major Hollywood production companies and networks are backing ABC/Disney in pressuring Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Deadline reports: In what is virtually now a unanimous and united stance against Georgia’s move to allow discrimination against the LGBT community, CBS, NBCUniversal, Discovery and Open Road Films have joined the effort to get ...

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Matt Drudge Depicts Hillary With Lizard Eyes

Closeted blogger Matt Drudge today used the above image to mock an innocuous comment made last night by Hillary Clinton when late night host Jimmy Kimmel jokingly asked if she would declassify Area 51 should she be elected. Clinton: “If there’s nothing there, let’s tell people there’s nothing there.” Kimmel asked a similar question of Bill Clinton when he appeared ...

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