Monthly Archives: May 2016

John Oliver On Scientific Studies [VIDEO]

Yahoo recaps: On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver debunked scientific studies that make outrageous claims. Oliver pointed to an example of an all too familiar subject of studies: Coffee. “In just the last few months, we’ve seen studies about coffee that claim it may reverse the effects of liver damage, help prevent colon cancer, decrease the risk of endometrial ...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Denounces “Unrealistic Federal Bullies” For HB2 Repeal Demand [VIDEO]

To his credit, host Chris Wallace points out that there are no cases of trans people assaulting people in restrooms. Fox News reports: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Sunday that he will comply with the Justice Department’s Monday deadline to either scrap its transgender bathroom law or face legal action and risk losing federal funds. “I’ll make a decision ...

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Crazies Disrupt More Target Stores [VIDEO]

The American Family Association has denied reports from the “lying liberal media” that they are sending protesters into Target stores to “test” the retailer’s pro-trans restroom policy, but the protests are continuing. Watch below as street preachers invade several Target locations to scream insults and damnation at startled shoppers and staffers.

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Sarah Palin: Speaker Paul Ryan’s Career Is Now Over Because He’s Not Yet Endorsed Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sarah Palin tore into Paul Ryan on CNN this morning for saying he’s not quite ready to get behind Donald Trump. She declared to Jake Tapper that “Paul Ryan is soon to be Cantored” (referring to House GOP leader Eric Cantor‘s surprise midterm primary defeat), and said that Ryan’s “political career is over, but for a miracle, because ...

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Dem Convention Chair: Sanders Supporters Better Behave Themselves When Hillary Wins The Nomination

The Hill reports: The chair of this summer’s Democratic National Convention said that supporters of candidate Bernie Sanders have to “behave themselves” when the Vermont senator loses the nomination. During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Ed Rendell, a former Pennsylvania governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, laid out his vision for how the convention would play out. “I think ...

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The Church Lady Returns To SNL [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: This week marked the first new Saturday Night Live episode since Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee. They had to go there. And they did so with special guest Dana Carvey reprising his celebrated Church Lady character to talk about a general election matchup “between a godless liberal Democrat… and Hillary Clinton.” After sharing her ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins Guam Caucus

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton won the Guam Democratic caucuses Saturday, defeating Bernie Sanders four days after his surprise victory in Indiana. Guam’s results don’t make a significant difference in terms of the overall delegate chase, but a Sanders win would have allowed him to claim further momentum after his Indiana win on Tuesday and before his likely wins in West ...

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Bernie Sanders: I’m Open To Being Hillary’s VP [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Friday left the door open to being Hillary Clinton’s running mate if she were to offer him the position after the party’s convention this summer. “Right now, we are focused on the next five weeks of winning the Democratic nomination. If that does not happen, we are going to fight as ...

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Mitt Romney Meets Privately With Right Winger Leading Campaign To Draft Independent Candidate

The Washington Post reports: In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with ...

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Dan Savage Schools Coulter On Trans Rights [VIDEO]

Last night Dan Savage and Ann Coulter battled over transgender rights on Bill Maher’s HBO show, with Coulter making the familiar and widely-debunked claim that predators will use so-called “bathroom laws” to assault women and children. Andy Towle has Savage’s best line: “They couldn’t demagogue anymore about gays and lesbians because too many of us are out and too many ...

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Tony Perkins: Send Me Money Otherwise Republican Radicals Will Make The GOP Platform Less Anti-Gay

Earlier this year hate group leader Tony Perkins was named to the Republican convention party platform committee. Today he asks his supporters to send him money, otherwise GOP radicals like Paul Singer will “sabotage” the platform plank against same-sex marriage. He writes: For decades, the Republican Party platform has firmly stood for the sanctity of life and the vital importance ...

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ITALY: Civil Unions Bill Nears Final Vote

The Local reports: The justice committee of Italy’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved the Senate version of a hotly-contested same-sex unions bill, paving the way for the lower house to begin examining the bill’s full text on May 9th. The bill, which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi put his government on the line for after resorting to a confidence ...

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Liberal Redneck On Ted Cruz Dropping Out [VIDEO]

YouTube’s Liberal Redneck, AKA comedian Trae Crowder, is back with a hilarious take on the demise of Ted Cruz’s campaign. No recap because I don’t want to give away any of the jokes. Just watch below.

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BREAKING: Alabama Commission Files Ethics Charges Against State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore

UPDATE BELOW: Moore Has been suspended.  Earlier….. Just in from the SPLC: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore could once again be removed from the bench as the result of judicial ethics complaints filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after he instructed state court judges to defy a federal court order and enforce the state’s unconstitutional ban on same-sex ...

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SURVEY: Trump Supporters Are Just Terrible

According to a just-released survey, supporters of Donald Trump are the most “aggressive or threatening” compared to backers of other candidates. Via Politico: The survey, conducted by the RAD Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies, and Craiglist founder’s Craig Newmark’s initiative craigconnects, found that 57 percent of those surveyed said that Trump supporters are “very aggressive and/or threatening online”. The issue of ...

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No Charges For Gun Nut Mom Shot By Toddler Son

You remember this woman, right? From the Orlando Sentinel: A North Florida gun advocate will avoid prosecution after her 4-year-old son shot her in the back with her improperly stored gun, the State Attorney’s Office said Friday. As part of a diversion agreement with the state, 31-year-old Jamie Lynn Gilt of Jacksonville must complete a gun-safety course, install a mounted ...

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FLAME WAR: Donald Trump Vs. Lindsey Graham

CNN reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, says he will not vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton for president this year. Graham says in a statement Friday he “cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and ...

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NYC Council Approves Nickel Fee On Shopping Bags

Gothamist reports: New York City will impose a five cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags starting October 1, following a contentious City Council vote Thursday afternoon. The Council voted 28-20 in favor of the legislation, which also has the support of Mayor de Blasio. The bill won’t be actively enforced until April 2017. “There is going to be ...

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Dead Crack-Smoking Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Tweets Trump Support From Beyond The Grave

From the Toronto Sun: Donald Trump has ripped a phrase right out of ex-mayor Rob Ford’s playbook and the Ford family is cheering him on. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee dropped one of Ford’s signature lines during a rally in West Virginia on Thursday. Trump – who knocked out the last two remaining contenders for the nomination this week – ...

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BRITAIN: London Elects Muslim Mayor

The British press has just declared Sadiq Khan the winner in yesterday’s mayoral election in London. Above is Matt Drudge’s reaction and similar doomsday shrieking can, of course, be found at Breitbart. From the Guardian: Sadiq Khan is comfortably ahead of his rival Zac Goldsmith in the race for the London mayoralty after the majority of first-preference votes had been ...

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