Monthly Archives: April 2016

LIVE VIDEO: At The Nerd Prom

The red carpet procession has begun at this year’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner, where President Obama is expected to lob zingers at Donald Trump, who decided not to attend. Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore is tonight’s host. Watch below.

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KKK Leader Endorses Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: In a sit-down interview with a Richmond news station, the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is his candidate for President. The KKK leader, identified by WWBT only as “Imperial Wizard,” also insisted his organization is not a hate group, telling the station’s black ...

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Kasich: People Are Probably Born Gay [VIDEO]

John Kasich yesterday shrugged and said “probably” when a gay San Francisco man asked if he believes that people are born gay. CNN reports: Kelly Bryan, 62, asked Kasich the question at a forum hosted by the Commonwealth of California Club, telling the Ohio governor, “Gay people are human beings and not a lifestyle choice. Please respond without prayer being ...

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Bernie Sanders Drops Lawsuit Against DNC

The Sanders campaign yesterday dropped its lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee for restricting access to voter files. The Hill reports: The Sanders team said the investigation vindicated them and showed no evidence that they improperly accessed information belonging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “An independent investigation of the firewall failures in the DNC’s shared voter file database has definitively confirmed ...

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Carly Fiorina Issues First #CruzCarly Ad [VIDEO]

TIME recaps: Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina have released the first advertisement of their joint campaign to stop Donald Trump and win the Republican nomination. The ad features Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, speaking to the camera over footage her and Cruz clasping hands in victory. “Jobs. Freedom. Security. They feel out of reach because corrupt politicians have sold ...

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Wingnuts Launch New Attack On Merrick Garland: He’s A Liberal Judge From A Liberal President [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A deep-pocketed conservative advocacy group opposing Merrick Garland is spending a half-million dollars in five states for a new ad proclaiming that the Supreme Court nominee is “no moderate” — the latest phase of its pricey anti-Garland campaign. The ad from Judicial Crisis Network will start running on TV and online Friday in West Virginia, Colorado, North Dakota, ...

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Feds Release Records On Hundreds Of Religious Schools Allowed To Discriminate Against LGBT Students

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: The Department of Education on Friday published thousands of pages of documents on religious schools applying for, and receiving, permission to discriminate against LGBT people and women — even though the schools continue to receive federal education funds. Dorie Nolt, a spokesperson for the department, told BuzzFeed News, “Due to exceptional public demand for more ...

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Allison Janney Crashes White House Presser [VIDEO]

It’s your West Wing dream come true. USA Today reports: The White House press briefing room is a serious place where serious matters of state are discussed amongst serious journalists and the White House press secretary. Also, Allison Janney. Yes, friends, Romans, West Wing countrymen, Allison Janney (aka C.J. Cregg from The West Wing) made an appearance in the White ...

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Todd Starnes: Anti-Trump Protesters Should Be Shot

Last month Fox News radio host Todd Starnes declared that anti-Trump protesters should be run over if they block the road. This afternoon the avowed Christian tweeted that the “Second Amendment” should be used against protesters. His implication is clear.

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LIVE VIDEO: Protests Outside Trump Speech

Donald Trump and his bodyguards just literally clambered through a ditch to evade the hundreds of protesters outside the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, California, where Trump is about to speak to the state GOP convention. Watch below.

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PETITION: We #StandWithTarget On Trans Rights

MoveOn has launched a #StandWithTarget petition to counter the petition authored earlier this week by the AFA. From the MoveOn petition: “I pledge to support Target and any other business that stands up for transgender rights and accommodates transgender people in their restroom use.” Sign at this link. They’ve gotten 26K signatures already.

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House Committee Advances Bill To Override Obama’s Executive Order On Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Washington Post reports:  The measure, introduced by freshman Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) at 12:30 a.m. as the House Armed Services Committee prepared to pass the defense bill, would require the government to give religious organizations it signs contracts with exemptions in federal civil rights law and the Americans Disabilities Act. Those laws do not ban discrimination on the basis ...

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Openly Gay Neon Trees Lead Singer Tyler Glenn Trashes His Mormon Upbringing In New Single [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: For Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn, his solo debut is as political as it is personal. Two years after the singer came out to Rolling Stone and declared himself equally proud of being both gay and a practicing Mormon, his song “Trash” and its accompanying video clearly denounce the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ restrictive, conservative ...

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Hillary Fundraises Off Trump’s “Woman Card” Whine

Shades of Beyonce selling her own boycott merchandise. The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is using comments GOP rival Donald Trump made earlier this week to raise money, asking supporters for donations in exchange for a “woman card.” After winning Republican contests Tuesday, Trump took aim at Clinton, saying she’s only doing well in the Democratic primaries because of ...

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Will Ferrell Backs Out Of Reagan/Alzheimer’s Film

Earlier this week Variety reported that Will Ferrell would be playing a second-term Ronald Reagan beset by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Not anymore: “The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” Ferrell’s agent told The New York Post. “While it is by no means a ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ ...

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TODAY: Twelve Years Of JMG

Today is the twelfth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Megyn Kelly Rips North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Over Hate Law: What’s With Your Irrational Fear? [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: “I can’t believe we’re even talking about this,” McCrory said, before blaming “the left” for the passage of HB2 by the Republican-dominated state legislature. The law rolled back anti-discrimination statues implemented in Charlotte, and bans trans residents from using public restrooms according to their gender identity. “It’s not just womens’ bathrooms, it’s mens’ bathrooms,” he continued. “In ...

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Target Boycott Petition Hits One Million Names

Breitbart is thrilled: More than 1,000,000 people have signed the boycott pledge against Target, following the secretive decision by executives to open all of their stores’ bathrooms and changing rooms to people of both sexes. Late Thursday night, roughly 75 people a minute were adding their name to the petition as it clicked over 1 million, just after 10:30 pm ...

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The Hill: Even His Supporters Loathe Ted Cruz

In the post below this one, Politico expounds on why Ted Cruz is so universally disliked, even by those who support his campaign. Similarly fueled by yesterday’s comments by John Boehner, The Hill today weighs in with a blistering take on the same topic. An excerpt: In the past eight years, no one has captivated the realistic hopes of conservative ...

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Politico: Ted Cruz Loves Being An Evil Prick

Yesterday big news was John Boehner saying that Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh.” According to a column published today by Politico, Cruz relishes every insult, even when they come from his side of the aisle. An excerpt: Of course, Cruz isn’t the first prick to inhabit politics. Lyndon Johnson, for example, famously enjoyed humiliating secretaries, senators and aides ...

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