Monthly Archives: July 2016

TOMORROW: Hillary To Meet With FBI On Email Server

From the New York Daily News: Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with the FBI on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she worked as secretary of state. A source told The Daily Caller Friday that the interview will rake place in Washington, D.C. The interview is likely to be the final ...

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Pope Benedict: I Broke Up The Vatican’s Gay Lobby

Reuters reports: Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called “The Last Conversations”, is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. ...

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WaPo Reporter Grills Lynch On Private Meeting With Bill Clinton: What On Earth Were You Thinking? [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart spoke for many in Washington Friday when he quizzed Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an Aspen town hall, asking bluntly why on earth she thought it was a good idea to meet privately with Bill Clinton. Capehart, a liberal, praised Lynch for “having the highest integrity, utmost solid judgment. So when people heard ...

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Hillary Pens Farewell Note To The Toast

Several weeks ago beloved literature blog The Toast stunned its devoted readership when it announced it was shutting down due to poor ad revenue. Today Hillary Clinton penned a fond, feminism-tinged farewell to the site. An excerpt: I know that today is the final day of The Toast, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what this ...

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TRAILER: Voyage Of Time

This one will definitely get me to fork out the IMAX bucks. Slate recaps: Few projects in the history of filmmaking have spent as long gestating as Terrence Malick’s IMAX movie The Voyage of Time, which explores our universe “billions of years in the making” and took about as long to produce. But after decades of stops and starts and ...

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Sarah Palin To Appear On Match Game Reboot

Silly Sarah is so stupid, when she went out in the rain she forgot her BLANK. Via the New York Daily News: Get a load of the panelists set for ABC’s “The Match Game,” the always loosey-goosey and often lewd show. There’s Leslie Jones, Mario Cantone, Leah Remini, Josh Charles and — wait for it — Sarah Palin, that BLANK ...

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New iPhone Technology Remotely Disables Cameras

The Guardian reports: House Democrats were able to garner wall-to-wall media coverage of their sit-in by broadcasting live from a congressman’s smartphone on 23 June. Yet that may not be possible in the future if a new patent recently granted to Apple is an indication of technology restrictions to come. The patent shows that Apple may allow iPhone cameras to ...

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75 Years Ago Today: The World’s First TV Ad [VIDEO]

From Ad Age: “Evidence is mounting that [TV] will gain little headway for ‘the duration,'” Ad Age wrote in June 1941 following the FCC’s approval of commercial TV. The next month, on July 1, Bulova aired what’s considered the first TV commercial. The grainy, shaky, 10-second spot ran during an afternoon Dodgers-Phillies game on NBC-owned WNBT. There’s a simple outline ...

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Bernie “Isn’t There Yet” On Endorsing Hillary [VIDEO]

Via Politico: While Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday recounted a conversation with Bernie Sanders in which he said the Vermont senator would endorse Hillary Clinton, Sanders himself declared later in the evening that he is “not there at this moment.” “Oh, I’ve talked to Bernie, Bernie’s going to endorse her, this is going to work out,” the vice president ...

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all of our JMG family in the north! As I said last year, “We make a lot of fun of you, but we also not-so-secretly want to be you.” Have a great 149th birthday, you don’t look a day over 29. Please make up the guest room in November, you know, just in case. And thank ...

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Scientists See “Healing” In Antarctic Ozone Hole

Finally some good climate news. The Los Angeles Times reports: For the first time in 30 years, the gaping hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is showing signs of healing. Every year since it was discovered in 1985, scientists have watched the hole grow bigger from one Antarctic spring to the next, eventually covering 10.9 million square miles in ...

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Jessica Williams Interviews Sanders Supporters Who Say They’re Voting For Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Jessica Williams said goodbye to the Daily Show last night, then presented an interview with diehard Sanders supporters. The Daily Beast recaps: The field piece that followed was classic Jessica Williams. “After an impassioned Democratic primary between the Curb Your Enthusiasm guy and the Mother of Dragons, the voting is finally over,” she said. “With Hillary Clinton as their nominee, ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State Senate Moves $500K From Disaster Relief Fund To Defend Anti-LGBT Hate Bill

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina lawmakers took steps Thursday to set aside a half-million dollars for the legal defense of a law limiting protections for LGBT people as a judge sought to streamline a cluster of lawsuits it has inspired. Republican lawmakers were mapping out the end of the session, including possible changes to the law known as House ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Federal Court Strikes Down Entire Bill Which Legalized Anti-LGBT Discrimination

All hail Roberta Kaplan! From the Washington Post: U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves late Thursday night issued an injunction blocking a bill by the Mississippi legislature that would have allowed private citizens and some public officials professing a “sincere religious belief” to deny services to gays and lesbians. Just minutes before House Bill 1523 was to take effect at ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Trans Military Sadz

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Just two days removed from the second major terror attack in two weeks, the Pentagon has an announcement. No, it isn’t about the United States’ new plans to fight ISIS in the wake of Orlando and Istanbul. Nor is to reassure the American people that their military is stepping up its ...

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