Monthly Archives: June 2016

POLL: Support For Gun Control Surges After Orlando

Via Politico: More than half of registered voters support stricter gun laws in the United States, according to the latest results of a nationwide Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that also found strong levels of support for background checks and for preventing people on government watch lists from purchasing guns. Regardless of their opinions on specific proposals, 54 percent of ...

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Roy Moore’s Next Court Date: August 8th

From the Liberty Counsel: The Court of the Judiciary (COJ) has set an August 8 hearing for oral arguments regarding Chief Justice Moore’s motion to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC). The order states that the court would treat the motion to dismiss as a motion for summary judgment, meaning that the hearing could dispose of the ...

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Justin Trudeau, Superhero

Via Mashable: Justin Trudeau can save us any day. The Canadian Prime Minister will be gracing the cover of Marvel’s upcoming Civil War II: Choosing Sides, issue #5, coming on August 31st. Oddly enough, he looks even better in ink form than in real life. A Marvel spokesperson told Mashable that Trudeau would also be a minor character in the ...

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IF ONLY: Canadian Parliament Stands And Cheers Obama, “Four More Years! Four More Years! [VIDEO]

Canada, we couldn’t agree more. Via ABC News: Canada’s Parliament broke into chants of “four more years” as President Barack Obama wrapped up the first address there by a U.S. leader since 1995. Four years for Obama amounts to wishful thinking. He’s nearing the end of his second term in office and speaks fondly of life after the presidency. His ...

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Skittles Gave Up Their Rainbow For Pride [VIDEO]

The global food giant Mars pulled off an amusing promotion for London Pride over the weekend, temporarily “giving up” the famed Skittles rainbow for all-white packaging, which they coupled with an all-white float. “This Pride, only one rainbow deserves to be the centre of attention — yours. And we’re not going to be the ones to steal your rainbow thunder, ...

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House To Hear Bill To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination On One Month Anniversary Of Pulse Massacre

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: A U.S. House committee has scheduled a hearing on July 12 for federal “religious freedom” legislation seen to enable anti-LGBT discrimination, the Washington Blade has learned. The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform is set to hold a hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act amid pressure from anti-LGBT advocates, including the ...

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Trump: Republicans Who Broke Pledge To Support Me Should Be Banned From Holding Public Office Again

A mere shadow of what would come under Trump’s regime. Via Politico: Former presidential candidates who reneged on the Republican National Committee’s pledge last September to support the GOP nominee regardless of the individual candidate should “never be allowed to run for public office again,” Donald Trump said Wednesday. “It’s amazing what can happen when you lose,” Trump told supporters ...

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RUSSIA: Pending Laws Ban All Proselytizing

Via Christianity Today: Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted. The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any ...

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Laura Ingraham On How To Avoid Transgender People: Everybody Should Wear Adult Diapers [AUDIO]

“Oh we have a new transgender update for you as well. Oh no new transgender news for all of you who are bathroom-goers and public — you use public restrooms? I think a lot of people are going to be walking around with just Depends on from now on. They’re just not going to use the bathroom. Adult diapers, diapers ...

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Wingnut Michael Savage Has The Benghazi Sadz: Impeach Trey Gowdy For Wasting My Time [AUDIO]

Insert Mutley laugh: “Trey Gowdy should be impeached for wasting my time!” he fumed. “He promised us a lot! Remember?” He added: “He had a Benghazi hearing three months ago and it was an embarrassment. Hillary turned them into idiots. Trey Gowdy. Here he is again now, $80 million later, what did he find out? What we knew already.” Savage, ...

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IVORY COAST: Gay Men Attacked By Mob After Signing Pulse Massacre Condolences Book At US Embassy

From the Associated Press: Gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month’s killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The photo, published on the embassy’s website, shows the faces of six men with the ...

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Hillary Pens Poignant Letter For Orlando’s LGBT Paper: We Must Stop America’s Epidemic Of Gun Violence

Here’s the full letter as sent this afternoon by the Clinton campaign: We know their names. Stanley. Amanda. Oscar. Rodolfo. Antonio. Darryl. Angel. Juan. Luis. Cory. Tevin. Deonka. Simon. Leroy. Mercedez. Peter. Juan. Paul. Frank. Miguel. Javier. Jason. Eddie. Anthony. Drew. Alejandro. Brenda. Gilberto. Kimberly. Akyra. Luis. Geraldo. Eric. Joel. Jean. Enrique. Jean. Xavier. Christopher. Yilmary. Edward. Shane. Martin. Jonathan. ...

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NOM President Brian Brown Is “Freaked Out And Panicked” Over How Little Money They Have Left

Ah yes, enjoyable. Just in from Brian Brown: Friends — I just met with my team and learned we are seriously behind our fundraising goals for the first half of the year, which ends at midnight on Thursday. In fact, unless we get contributions from 3,050 supporters in the next 48 hours I’m going to have to cut our budget ...

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Focus On The Family Founder James Dobson Now Waffles On Donald Trump’s “Alleged” Christianity

Talking Points Memo reports: Last week, Dr. James Dobson told attendees at a Manhattan evangelical summit organized by the presumptive GOP nominee that he personally knew the individual who had led Trump to accept Jesus as his savior. “He did accept a relationship with Christ. I know the person who led him to Christ,” Dobson said, according to audio of ...

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49 Celebrities Pay Tribute To The 49 Pulse Victims In Touching Clip Produced By Ryan Murphy [VIDEO]

You likely won’t see a line-up like this outside of the Oscars. Via press release: “The 49 heroes who lost their lives on June 12 were brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors, boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives. They were mostly young and mostly Latinx. But above all, they were human beings who were loved, and who ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Court Hears Harlem Hate Church’s Bankruptcy Case, Proceedings Likely To Drag On

Just in from Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano: The ATLAH hearing happened this morning. ATLAH’s attorneys argued they should have the opportunity to make their case that ATLAH should be exempt from their water bills. The Dept of Environmental Protection, and the lien holder argued ATLAH should not have that opportunity in light of past judgements and rulings. Now ...

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NRA To Spend $2M On New Anti-Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

B-B-B-B-Benghaziiiiiiii! Via Raw Story: The National Rifle Association’s political action committee is set to air $2 million worth of advertising to promote a survivor of the Benghazi attacks in 2012 in efforts to hurt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Republican House committee on Benghazi released its eighth report Tuesday providing no new information and the Chairman still couldn’t prove ...

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POLLS: Hillary Widens Lead In Key Battleground States

According to a Quinnipiac poll issued today, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck nationwide. But we don’t really elect presidents nationally, so this is better news. CNN reports: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump across the board in a new poll of battleground states. According to Ballotpedia’s battleground poll, Clinton leads Trump: 51% to 37% in Florida 45% to 41% ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bomb Scare Empties JFK Terminal

Because some idiot walked away from his suitcase. Gothamist reports: JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports are tightening security today, following yesterday’s suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that left 41 dead and over 230 injured. So far, the Port Authority has sent armored trucks loaded with tactical weapons to patrol outside area airports, and JFK’s Terminal 5 was briefly shut ...

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Nate Silver Gives Hillary 79% Chance Of Winning

ABC News reports: This morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver predicted that Hillary Clinton will win the general election against Donald Trump. Clinton has a 79 percent chance of winning the election, compared to Trump’s 20 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight’s forecast. “We’re at halftime of the election right now,” Silver said. “She’s taking a seven-point, maybe a ...

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