Monthly Archives: June 2016

UTAH: Trans Woman Wins US Senate Primary

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November. Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she shares the distinction of being the first transgender person to run for Congress. Misty Plowright, a transgender woman, ...

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#HeterosexualPrideDay Tops Twitter Trends

Gay Times UK reports: No, this is not a joke. Pride month is the time we, and our LGBT allies, come together to celebrate diversity, community and unity in the face of oppression and hatred. In the wake of events like Orlando, ‘religious freedom’ laws being passed in the US and countries around the world still punishing homosexuality with the ...

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Family Of Slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens: We Blame Congress Not Hillary Clinton For Benghazi

From Mediaite: In a new interview with The New Yorker, the sister of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens — one of the four American casualties from the September 11, 2012 attack on a compound in Benghazi, Libya — says that the fault does not lie with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the same day that the Republican-led Select Committee ...

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TRAILER: Bridget Jones’s Baby

Vanity Fair recaps: Is any fall release going to be more charming than Bridget Jones’s Baby? At the very least, the movie is aiming to be the most lovable thing in theaters when it opens in September. Not only is Colin Firth once again playing Mark Darcy as he vies for Bridget Jones’s (Renée Zellweger) affections, but his competition this ...

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Fired Former Trump Campaign Manager Loses $1.2M Book Deal Over Non-Disclosure Agreement

From Politico: Corey Lewandowski had a $1.2-million offer from HarperCollins to write a book chronicling his time running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but the publishing giant backed away from the deal amid concerns about Lewandowski’s nondisclosure agreement, according to two sources familiar with the talks. Lewandowski, working through a California-based representative named Robert Stryk, began soliciting offers for a book, ...

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CALIFORNIA: Recreational Pot Use Makes Ballot

From the Los Angeles Times: An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday as its campaign took a commanding lead in fundraising to battle the measure’s opponents. The Secretary of State’s Office certified that a random sample showed sufficient signatures among the 600,000 turned in ...

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Brian Brown: Our Hate March Was A Great Success

After three days of relentless mocking on social media, hate group leader Brian Brown has finally surfaced to declare that Saturday’s hate march was a huge success. This, despite a physical head-count by ThinkProgress showing that only 237 people turned out. And that count included babies, passersby, counter-protesters, and the media. Brown writes: I’m writing with great news — the ...

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Atheist Group To Post Message To GOP Convention

Via press release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Cleveland chapter are mounting an impressive 14-by-48-foot message to the Republican National Convention: Keep church and state separate. That message on a highway billboard comes from an unexpected source: President Ronald Reagan. “We establish no religion in this country . . . Church and state are, and must remain, separate,” ...

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GOP Rep. Steve King: Nobody Would Have Been Shot In Orlando If The Patrons All Had Guns [AUDIO]

Right Wing Watch has the transcript: “I look at this and I think, we have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms and the problem in Orlando at the Pulse was not a problem of the gun laws,” King said, criticizing efforts in Congress to bolster gun regulations after the shooting. “I mean, he followed all of them, the ...

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TURKEY: At Least 28 Dead In Terror Attack [VIDEO]

CNN reports: At least 28 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey, according to Turkey’s semi-official news agency Anadolu. The report says six of the wounded are in a critical condition. A total of 49 ambulances were sent to the site. Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said at least ...

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Donald Trump Vows: I’ll Withdraw The “United Straights” From The Trans-Pacific Partnership [VIDEO]

Appropriately standing before a literal wall of garbage, this afternoon Donald Trump vowed to withdraw the “United Straights” from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Twitter was already having a field day with the backdrop of smashed beer cans and Trump’s slip of the tongue only fueled the fun. Watch below and remember this the next time one of the Tea People brings ...

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Homophobia Experiment On London’s Tube [VIDEO]

Pink News sets up the clip: Tube passengers stepped up to challenge a homophobe laying into a gay couple – as part of a social experiment. Internet prankster Julius Dein decided to stage the experiment on the London Underground, with two friends playing a gay couple. Meanwhile, Dein was pretending to be a homophobe who attacked the pair for cuddling ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State House GOP Seeks To “Refine” Anti-Trans Hate Bill, Activists Leap To Denounce

From the Charlotte Observer: New legislation drafted by leadership in the N.C. House of Representatives seeks to walk back portions of a controversial bill passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their gender identity. Among the draft bill’s biggest changes is the creation of an official document that would ...

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Headline Of The Day

From the Huffington Post: After spending more than two years and $7 million, the House Select Committee on Benghazi released a report Tuesday that found — like eight investigations before it — no evidence of wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or other members of the Obama administration. The House voted to create the committee after Republicans were frustrated ...

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Newt Gingrich: The Polls Are Rigged Against Trump

Romney landslide! Rigged polls! 330 electoral votes! Via Politico: Donald Trump need not concern himself with polls showing him losing to Hillary Clinton in late June, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insisted Tuesday, calling upon recent poll sponsored by ABC News and The Washington Post to be withdrawn or redesigned. And if Trump is within five points of Clinton on ...

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Mat Staver Slams Churches That Reacted To Orlando With Kindness: It Was A Homosexual Love Fest [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Staver went on to lament that some churches turned memorial gatherings following the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando into a “homosexual love fest.” “Even in the situation following what happened in Orlando,” he said, “churches got involved and they led in some cases and in other cases they followed and ...

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Lesbian Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan To GOP: You Loaded Those Bullets With Hatred [AUDIO]

Michaelangelo Signorile has interviewed openly lesbian Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan for the Huffington Post. Sheehan is justifiably furious about GOP politicians who refuse to support gun control legislation in the wake of the Pulse massacre. “Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida, walked on our blood-stained streets with people from the Hispanic community,” Sheehan observed of Rubio, who has been ...

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Conspiracy Nuts Freak Out Over US-Made UN Vehicles

Teabagistan is aflame today over photos of armored United Nations vehicles seen being transported on flatbed trucks. The vehicles were built by a Virginia-based company and were sold to the UN for use overseas, but wait – no! – that’s a LIE. These trucks are OBVIOUSLY intended to help the Kenyan usurper install martial law and beat down any patriot ...

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Bill Donohue Melts Down Over Pope’s Call For Apology To Gays: They Should Apologize To ME [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: When CNN’s Chris Cuomo opened up his interview on Tuesday morning with Bill Donohue, the President of the Catholic League, it seemed likely that Donohue would at least somewhat echo the sentiments of the Pope. Not quite. “Do you feel like apologizing to the LGBT community?” said Cuomo. “No,” said Donohue. “As a matter of fact, I want ...

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Neo-Nazis Vow To Defend Trump Backers At Convention

McClatchy reports: A group of white nationalists and skinheads who held a rally in Sacramento over the weekend where at least five people were stabbed plans to show up at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month to “make sure that the Donald Trump supporters are defended.” The violent clash at the California state Capitol accentuates concerns about the ...

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