Monthly Archives: September 2016

VIRAL VIDEO: The Hillary Shimmy Song

300K views overnight. Boing Boing recaps: From our prolific internet songwriter friend Jonathan “Song a Day Man” Mann, a wonderfully catchy little ditty for this shitshow of an election season. The Hillary Shimmy Song. Jonathan Mann writes a song every single day, and he has been doing that for the last 7+ years. You might recall that Jonathan Mann wrote ...

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Post-Debate Polls: Hillary Leads In Five Key States

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by single digits in five critical battleground states, according to post-debate polls for each battleground. Clinton tops Trump in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveys out Thursday. She owns a 7-point edge in Colorado, grabbing 51 percent to Trump’s 44 ...

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Megyn Kelly Rips Into Kellyanne Conway Over Trump’s History Of Misogynistic Comments [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: This is one interview that stands above the rest in a sea of truly intense Election 2016 interviews. As you’ll recall, Megyn Kelly was dragged through the mud by Donald Trump for well over a year because she asked about his history of misogynistic quotes during a primary debate. Eventually, Fox News itself had to get involved and ...

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David Duke: I’m Winning Because Trump’s Winning

The Los Angeles Times reports: David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white race, even though voters have repeatedly rejected ...

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Newt Gingrich Keynotes Log Cabin Event, Cracks Up Room With “Sexist” Joke About Former Miss Universe

Politico reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed up Donald Trump’s weight-based attacks against a former pageant winner, telling an audience Wednesday night that “you’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds during the year that you’re Miss Universe.” The woman in question is former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who was thrust into the spotlight of the presidential election at Monday ...

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Pharma Douche: Punch Me In The Face For Charity

ABC News reports: A Florida woman paid for the right to punch infamous pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli in the face. Shkreli announced Wednesday on Twitter that a woman named Katie from Florida won the bid and has agreed to donate $50,000. Shkreli will match her bid. Shkreli was once called the “most hated man in America” after imposing a massive ...

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RAISE YOUR HAND: Trump Jokingly Asks About Ejecting “Non-Christian Conservatives” From Iowa Rally [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called on non-Christian conservative supporters to raise their hands and seemed to ask the audience whether he should eject them from a rally in Iowa. Appearing in Council Bluffs as he rolled out it his Iowa Christian Conservatives for Trump coalition, which the campaign said included over 650 religious leaders from the ...

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Federal Appeals Court: Ballot Selfies Are Constitutional

NBC News reports: A federal appeals court on Wednesday said New Hampshire’s ban on voting booth selfies “is like burning down the house to roast the pig.” In a unanimous vote, a three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that declared the state’s ban unconstitutional. It was the first time a ...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill: Let’s Weigh Trump Every Day

The Hill reports: Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) on Wednesday raised the issue of Donald Trump’s weight, poking at the GOP presidential nominee after two days of headlines regarding his 1996 comments about a Miss Universe winner. McCaskill tweeted that her female Democratic colleagues have discussed the issue and determined that they’re “concerned.” “Campaign stress? We think a public daily ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Trial For Defying SCOTUS On Marriage Concludes, Court Has Ten Days To Issue Ruling

The Associated Press reports: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should be removed from office for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, a lawyer for a disciplinary commission argued on Wednesday. R. Ashby Pate, a lawyer for the Judicial Inquiry Commission, said marriage equality was settled law in all 50 states when Moore told Alabama’s 68 probate judges in ...

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INSIDERS: Trump Was Bored, Disinterested, Distracted During Attempts To Prep Him For The Debate

The New York Times reports: During the primaries, the group briefing him for debates was small and closely held. By the weekend before the debate on Monday at Hofstra University, there were nearly a dozen people preparing Mr. Trump, including the retired Army generals Michael Flynn and Keith Kellogg, neither of whom has experience in presidential debates. There were early ...

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POLL: 47% Of Trump Backers Endorse Mean Trolling

Only 47%? Via Politico: The polarizing clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has brought out the worst in people, even to the point of severing friendships, according to a national Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Seven-in-10 registered voters said the presidential election has brought out the worst in people (just 4 percent said this election has brought out the ...

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PARTY IN THE USA: Scathing Ad Depicts ISIS And Putin Celebrating After Trump Wins The Election [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-Trump organization, released an attack video to its over 100,000 members. The video uses Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” to attack Trump for the support he has received from America’s enemies and is designed to engage with Millennials and college students. With almost 40% of them ...

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Fox News Anchors Ignore Warning From Brass After Being Told That Online Polls Had Been Freeped By Bots

Yesterday afternoon it was revealed that tens of thousands of alt-right Trump supporters had successfully freeped over 70 post-debate online polls with bots and other techniques. That news apparently prompted a warning to Fox News’ on-air personalities. Via Business Insider: A Fox News executive sent a memo Tuesday afternoon reminding television producers and the politics team that unscientific online polls ...

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Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto Of 9/11 – Saudi Arabia Bill, First Congressional Override Of His Administration

USA Today reports: The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism, setting up an almost certain and historic defeat for the White House on the bill. The House is expected to follow suit within hours, making it the first veto of Obama’s presidency that has been overturned by ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Plans Unveiled For New Penn Station, Gov. Cuomo Sets Aggressive 2020 Completion Target

As you can see, the design echoes the original Penn, which was demolished to continuing lament over 50 years ago. Curbed New York reports: Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: a new Penn Station is officially coming—for real this time. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans for the forthcoming Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex, along with announcing the developers and builders who will collaborate ...

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New York Times Trolls Trump With Hitler Book Review

The New York Times today published a review of a new biography on Adolf Hitler and the twitterverse is snickering over its many thinly-veiled allusions to Donald Trump. Here’s an excerpt: Hitler was an effective orator and actor, Mr. Ullrich reminds readers, adept at assuming various masks and feeding off the energy of his audiences. Although he concealed his anti-Semitism ...

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California Becomes Sixth State To Prohibit State-Funded Travel To North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Sacramento Bee reports: North Carolina’s controversial law overturning local government protections for gays and lesbians could cost it some business with California state agencies. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits state agencies from compelling their employees to travel to states with laws that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ...

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Twitter Deletes Trump Junior’s Comparison Of Refugees To Poisoned Skittles Over Image Copyright Claim

Ten days ago Donald Trump Jr. gained widespread scorn after he posted a tweet which compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. Two days later it was learned that the British amateur photographer who had posted the original Skittles photo to Flickr is a former refugee himself and that he detests Donald Trump. The photographer told the press ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Candidate Scott Wiener Employs Trio Of Drag Queens For Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The clip is already getting notice overseas. Via Britain’s Mirror: A politician has released a jaw-dropping campaign video to try and convince voters he’s the man for the job – featuring drag queens and a bespoke version of a Katy Perry track. Scott Wiener has put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to shame with this amazing campaign video which shows ...

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