Monthly Archives: September 2016

SEATTLE: City Files $1.6M Suit Against Homeowners Who Cut Down Public Trees To Improve Their View

Filed under: Eat the rich. The Seattle Times reports: West Seattle homeowners accused of improving their views by illegally laying waste to more than 150 trees in a public greenbelt are now staring down more than $1.6 million in damages and fines. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Tuesday sued numerous people who officials believe were involved in cutting the ...

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Trump Calls For Nationwide Racist “Stop-And-Frisk” Law

Politico reports: Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the controversial “stop-and-frisk” policing practice to be instituted nationwide as a means of combating violent crime in America’s inner cities. In a pre-taped interview on Fox News scheduled to air Wednesday night, Trump was asked by an audience member what he would do to address “violence in the black community” and “black-on-black ...

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New York Times Editorial Board: Desperate Pat McCrory Has Got Some Nerve With His Ignorant “Compromise”

BOOM. From the editorial board of the New York Times: Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina has some nerve. Alarmed by the rising financial fallout from the discriminatory law he and Republican lawmakers hastily passed in March to bar transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity, the governor seemed desperate for an off-ramp last week. On Friday, ...

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Out Magazine Slammed For “Fawning” Milo Cover Story

The Twitterverse has reacted very negatively to a profile of homocon flamethrower Milo Yiannopoulos published today by Out Magazine. See some reactions below. Now added to the top of the article is this editor’s note: It should not need saying that the views expressed by the subject of this piece in no way represent the opinions of this magazine, but ...

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One Million Moms Vs Rue21

Just in from Monica Cole: 1MM typically focuses on issues that air on television, but there is one other issue we cannot ignore: inappropriate ads and giant posters in storefront windows. Next time you are out shopping, you will get much more than you bargained for and not in a good way. Rue21 is currently posting in BIG letters on ...

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CANADA: Mint Staffer Charged With Butt-Smuggling

CNN reports: An employee at the Royal Canadian Mint is accused of smuggling $180K worth of gold in his rectum. There is absolutely nothing funny about that. Stop it. Stop making jokes in your head. Lester Lawrence is accused of transporting several cookie-sized gold pieces (important to note, if you are wondering about the physical logistics) called “pucks” out of ...

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Preachers “Lay Hands” On Trump To Protect Him From “Satan, Demons, Principalities, And Powers” [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Today, Donald Trump attended the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference in Cleveland alongside his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence and campaign surrogates Ben Carson, Michael Cohen and Omarosa Manigault. The event was hosted by pro-Trump pastor Darrell Scott and co-hosted by Trump’s “liaison for Christian policy” Frank Amedia. Boxing promoter ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Court Dismisses Challenge To Law Allowing Magistrates To Refuse To Marry Gays

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by three couples who challenged North Carolina’s law that allows magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn ruled that the couples lacked legal standing as taxpayers to sue and lacked evidence showing they were harmed directly by the law ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dem Attorney General Roy Cooper Leads Gov. Pat McCrory By Five Points In New Poll

Public Policy Polling reports: For the first time this entire cycle PPP finds a clear leader in the race to be North Carolina’s next Governor: Roy Cooper. Cooper’s at 46% to 41% for Pat McCrory, with Libertarian Lon Cecil at 2%. When undecideds and Cecil voters are asked who they’d pick if they had to choose between Cooper and McCrory, ...

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FLOTUS Delivers Her POTUS Impressions [VIDEO]

E Online reports: After more than two decades of marriage, First Lady Michelle Obama definitely knows her famous husband. The public figure sat down with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night to dish on Beyoncé, sleepovers at Buckingham Palace and her love of french fries. While all of the topics provided fascinating insight into America’s first family, the most unforgettable moment came ...

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OHIO: Trump Audience Laughs As Convicted Murderer Don King Drops N-Word During Introduction [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Donald Trump on Wednesday brought infamous boxing promoter and convicted murderer Don King with him to campaign in Ohio on Wednesday, and it predictably sparked a good deal of controversy. “We need Donald Trump, especially black people, because we have to understand, brothers and sisters, they tried to tell me you have to emulate and imitate the ...

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REPORT: CNN Suspends Corey Lewandowski After Learning He’s Still Being Paid By Trump Campaign UPDATE: CNN Denies Claim, Says He’ll Be On-Air Today

Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned from sources that Corey Lewandowski, the former embattled campaign manager for the Trump campaign who joined CNN as a political contributor on June 23rd, has been suspended by the cable news net. The network found out that Lewandowski was still being paid by the Trump campaign, separate from his severance package that he received after ...

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COLORADO: Hate Group Files Federal Suit To Overturn Statewide LGBT Business Protections Because Jesus

The Alliance Defending Freedom just got smacked down in Phoenix but they’re trying again in Colorado. Denver’s ABC affiliate reports: A Christian woman claims Colorado law violates her ability to deny business to supporters of same-sex marriage and has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the laws on the basis they violate the U.S. Constitution. Lorie Smith, who owns ...

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TEXAS: High School Plans $70M Football Stadium

The Los Angeles Times reports: In bigger-is-better Texas, Eagle Stadium, which rivals Staples Center in capacity with 18,000 seats, gives the suburban Dallas high school serious bragging rights. But in the battle of one-upmanship among Texas high schools, a challenger is rising close to home. The school district just up the street in McKinney plans to break ground within a ...

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PutinTrump.org: New Site Launches To Expose Financial Ties Between Trump, Putin, And Russian Oligarchs

The Atlantic reports: Rob Glaser is one of the leading left-of-center campaign donors in America. With a fortune gained as an early employee at Microsoft and then as founder of RealNetworks, Glaser has backed causes including the Democracy Alliance and the early political career of Barack Obama. In this current cycle, Glaser is funding a new kind of political effort: ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Goes Viral With Blistering Takedown Of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee he was “deeply sorry” Tuesday over allegations the bank opened millions of accounts without customers’ permission in order to meet aggressive sales quotas. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was having none of it. The Massachusetts senator has built a reputation for being tough on shady Wall Street dealings and ...

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Trump Brags About Using “Other People’s Money” Amidst Reports Of Illegal Charity Spending [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Donald Trump bragged Tuesday there’s “nothing like” using other people’s money, hours after a report said he used more than $250,000 from his charitable organization to litigate lawsuits against his business interests. Trump, while calling for building safe zones in Syria financed by Gulf states, vaunted the benefits of doing business with “OPM.” “It’s called OPM. I do ...

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Lesbian Site AfterEllen Pulls The Plug After 14 Years

The corporate owners of the popular lesbian pop culture site AfterEllen are pulling the plug after 14 years. Editor-in-chief Trish Bendix eulogizes the site for the Advocate: Here are the facts: Evolve Media purchased AfterEllen from Viacom two years ago. They gave us two fiscal years to become their LGBT property and profit in that space, and they found we are ...

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ARIZONA: Notorious Street Preacher Brother Dean Arrested For Assaulting Female College Student

The Tuscon News reports: A controversial street preacher known as Brother Dean has been accused of assaulting a University of Arizona student, authorities said. Rene Hernandez, a spokesperson for the University of Arizona Police Department, said Dean Frederick Saxton was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Saxton has been accused of kicking a woman in the chest and has ...

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Tony Perkins Slams Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts For Refusing To Repeal Her City’s “Ideological Terrorism”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts started the North Carolina bathroom mess — and this week, she had a chance to end it. Unfortunately for the state, it seems the city’s top Democrat isn’t nearly as interested in getting North Carolina back on track as she and other liberals insist they are. Locked ...

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