Monthly Archives: May 2016

CBS/NYT Poll: 41% Back Trans Restroom Rights

Politico recaps: Americans are divided over whether transgender people should be allowed to use the public bathrooms of the gender with which they identify or the gender they were born as, according to the results of a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday. Nearly half—46 percent—said transgender people should be required to use the bathroom corresponding with their birth ...

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Pat Robertson: Drug Addict “Bums” Who Won’t Work Should Just Be Allowed To Starve To Death [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: A viewer from Massachusetts cited a Boston Herald article about the strain that addicted and mentally ill “super-utilizers” are putting on Boston’s hospitals and Medicaid system and complained that she’s finding it hard to be charitable toward drug addicts who are intentionally overdosing and wasting resources that she is paying for with her ...

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IN THE NAME OF JESUS: Haters To Rally In Support Of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore [VIDEO]

Roy Moore was suspended earlier this month following a judicial ethics complaint filed by the SPLC. This weekend haters will rally in Moore’s support in “Jesus’ mighty name.” Via press release: On Saturday, May 21st, at 11 AM in Montgomery, Alabama, a rally will be held to support Chief Justice Roy Moore, marriage, The United States Constitution, the Alabama Constitution, ...

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Veteran Journalist Morley Safer Dies At Age 84

CBS News reports: Legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84. His death comes just days after he formally retired after 46 seasons with the program. Safer is among the household names – along with the late Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon, and Andy Rooney, as well as Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and several ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: 97 GOP Lawmakers Send Obama Letter Expressing “Extreme Outrage” At Trans Guidelines

Nutcase Daryl Metcalfe is at it again. Via Newsworks: Ninety-seven Republican state representatives in Pennsylvania — including several from the Philadelphia region — have signed off on a letter to President Barack Obama, calling the new federal directive to make public schools transgender-inclusive “unconstitutional” and an “extreme outrage.” Led by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, lawmakers argue in their letter ...

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PINK PISTOLS: Gay Gun Rights Group Wins Lawsuit Against Washington DC’s Concealed Carry Law

US News reports: A group that advocates for gay Americans to carry firearms says its Tuesday victory in federal court against a restrictive concealed carry law in the nation’s capital is a twofold win for their cause. Pink Pistols leader Gwen Patton say U.S. District Judge Richard Leon handed the group not only a win with real-world effects but fantastic ...

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DC Grocery Store Security Guard Charged With Assaulting Trans Woman In Restroom [VIDEO]

NBC Washington reports: D.C. police have charged a security guard at a Giant grocery store with simple assault after a transgender woman said the guard forced her out of the women’s restroom. Ebony Belcher, 32, said she went to the Giant in northeast D.C. with a friend to pick up a delivery from the Western Union. While at the Giant, ...

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STUDY: HIV Rates Are Highest In US South

From the Associated Press: Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas. The study echoes other research that reported higher rates of HIV diagnoses in the South, ...

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TEASER: Star Trek [VIDEO]

Not much to see here, but the Trekkies are surely fired up. Via Wired: While CBS’ upfronts presentation today was largely confined to its new shows coming next season, the network took the opportunity to unveil the very first teaser for its new Star Trek series. Set to debut in 2017—the pilot will premiere on CBS, with the show at ...

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Donald Trump Accuses Bill Clinton Of Rape [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: It already looks like the 2016 general election is going to take the concept of negative campaigning to new heights. During an interview with Sean Hannity Wednesday, Donald Trump brought up an unproven accusation of a nearly 40-year-old sexual assault against former president Bill Clinton. Trump’s comment came after Hannity accused The New York Times of bias ...

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GOP Ad Attacks “Toxic” Hillary Clinton: The Embodiment Of Everything You Hate About Politics [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The GOP Senate campaign arm says in a new ad that Hillary Clinton is Democratic candidates’ “burden to bear” this fall. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is slamming Clinton as “a living history of scandal, lies and spin” in a video meant to put Democratic senators on the defensive. The ad, slated to run both on television ...

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73 House Republicans Issue Letter “Demanding Answers” On Federal Transgender Rights Guidelines

From the right wing Heritage Foundation: The largest conservative congressional caucus is calling into question the legality of President Barack Obama’s transgender bathroom directive for schools. Chairman Bill Flores, R-Texas, is encouraging Republican Study Committee members to sign on to a letter, pushing the Departments of Education and Justice to detail how, and on what authority, they plan to enforce ...

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House Approves Bill Which Undermines Obama’s Executive Order On Anti-LGBT Bias By Contractors

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Despite objections from the White House and LGBT advocates, the U.S. House late Wednesday night approved a major defense spending bill that includes a component undermining President Obama’s executive order against LGBT discrimination. After hours of debate on the measure, the House approved the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill by a party-line ...

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EgyptAir Flight From Paris Crashes [VIDEO]

CNN reports: EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said Thursday. The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it lost contact overnight above the Mediterranean Sea, the airline tweeted. Although investigators are still trying to figure out what happened, French President Francois Hollande said he had been ...

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Bernie Sanders Calls For Final Debate With Hillary

The Hill reports: The Bernie Sanders campaign is pushing Hillary Clinton to debate in delegate-rich California before the state’s June 7 Democratic presidential primary. In a Wednesday afternoon statement, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said the Vermont senator has accepted an invitation from Fox News to debate “with the understanding that we can reach mutual agreement on the debate moderators, ...

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Hillary Clinton: End The Criminalization Of HIV [VIDEO]

HIV Plus Magazine reports: Speaking via a pre-recorded video to attendees of the HIV is Not a Crime Training Academy, Hilary Clinton says if she wins the Presidential election, she will work to reform outdated, stigmatizing HIV criminalization laws. Clinton thanked attendees for their work, saying that efforts like HIV is Not a Crime “lift us all up.” Saying we ...

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Ben Shapiro: Anti-Semites Worship Donald Trump

That Donald Trump is a god to racists, skinheads, neo-Nazis, and anti-Semites is hardly news to anybody with an internet connection, but it IS interesting that the penny has finally dropped for Ben Shapiro. He writes at the National Review: I was wrong. I’ve spent most of my career arguing that anti-Semitism in the United States is almost entirely a ...

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AFA Radio Shrieker Sandy Rios: Possibly Lesbian Hillary Clinton Embraces Every Sexual Deviancy [AUDIO]

More fantasies from the American Family Association: “Hillary Clinton embraces every sexual deviancy you can imagine,” she said, before once again suggesting that the former secretary of state is a lesbian because “there have been more than rumors swirling about her own sexual proclivities since before she became first lady.” “She’s an advocate of gay marriage, and I mean a ...

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UNITED NATIONS: Egypt-Led Muslim States Block LGBT Groups From Attending Meeting On HIV/AIDS

Reuters reports: A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending AIDS, sparking a protest by the United States, Canada and the European Union. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member General Assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to ...

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MINNESOTA: Haters Plan Mobile Billboard Campaign Against All 72 Target Outlets In The State [VIDEO]

Via CBS Minnesota: From sidewalk picketing to online petitions, the opposition to Target’s bathroom and fitting room policy isn’t going away. Outside the state office building in St. Paul on Monday, a large truck rolled up carrying a strong anti-Target message. “Send Target a message — don’t shop where women and children’s emotional and physical safety and privacy are under ...

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