Monthly Archives: October 2016

This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Back in May, we had quite a conversation about an Infiniti car commercial that satirized (or paid tribute to, depending on your perspective) a young man coming out to his father. JMG reader Bill today tips us to a new ad which is on the same theme, but is for a website that is somewhat more on point. Watch below.

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John Oliver Rips Hannity Over Online Polls [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: One of the subjects of Oliver’s takedown was Trump’s good pal Sean Hannity, who at this point is operating less like a TV show host and more like a BFF of Trump’s who happens to be on TV. Hannity this week propelled the myth of the user-generated polls — which allegedly indicate that Trump “won” last Monday’s debate ...

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On Mexico’s Surging Anti-LGBT Movement

Buzzfeed reporter J. Lester Feder has done a fascinating deep dive into Mexico’s nascent anti-LGBT movement, which first gained international headlines last month with massive protest marches against the president’s campaign to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. A couple of key excerpts: The national media were stunned, and marriage equality supporters were incredulous. There had never been a serious national anti-LGBT ...

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Obama On The Devolution Of The Republican Party: I See A Straight Line From Sarah Palin To Donald Trump

New York Magazine today published an interview with President Obama which largely focuses on his legacy. But this is the quote that’s getting notice: “I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in ...

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Today’s Drudge Report Headline

Homocon blogger Matt Drudge this morning continued his decades-long crusade against the Clintons by resurrecting an equally old supermarket tabloid fable with a headline that links to the Facebook page of a young man who claims to be Bill Clinton’s love child. Back in May, Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi did an exhaustive investigation into the claim. Her conclusion: Thanks to ...

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Did Marla Maples Leak Trump’s Tax Return?

Several major sites are connecting the dots. Via Medium: Outside of Mr. Trump, Ms. Maples would be the only other person that could legally provide the tax returns to an outside party. Both the New York Department of Taxation and the Connecticut Department of Revenue allow taxpayers, who have filed a joint return, to authorize the release of the returns ...

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FRANCE: Five Gunmen Reportedly Rob Kim Kardashian Of $10 Million In Jewelry In Her Paris Apartment

CNN reports: Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint and robbed in Paris by men dressed as police officers in her private apartment, French officials said. A spokesperson for Kardashian West said the celebrity was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” following the incident, which took place early Monday morning local time. The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the ...

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DRAMATIC BUMP: Hillary +6 In New National Poll

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton has opened up a six-point lead over Donald Trump, erasing the New York billionaire’s slim national edge with five weeks until Election Day, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of likely voters. Clinton leads Trump 42-36 in the four-way race for the White House. Gary Johnson garnered 9 percent, Jill Stein got 2 percent and ...

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Vandals Hit Trump’s Brand New DC Hotel

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s brand-new Washington hotel was vandalized Saturday with messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, according to D.C. police. The spray-painted slogans appeared on either side of the entrance to the Trump International Hotel, which opened its doors last month. Photos posted on social media indicated that the hotel attempted to cover up the defaced portions of ...

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REPORT: Wikileaks Cancels Tuesday’s Announcement

Heat Street reports: Wikileaks has abruptly canceled a much-anticipated announcement on Tuesday, according to NBC News. The announcement had been expected to be founder Julian Assange’s long-promised document dump on Hillary Clinton. NBC’s Jesse Rodriguez reported that the Tuesday announcement — which was to come from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has sought sanctuary for years – ...

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Chris Christie: Donald Trump Is A Tax Genius [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Donald Trump’s allies argued Sunday that a New York Times report revealing that Donald Trump might have avoided paying taxes for 18 years shows the Republican candidate is “genius” and the best person to implement tax reform. “What it shows is what an absolute mess the federal tax code is and that’s why Donald Trump is the ...

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Democrats Celebrate LGBT History Month

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “As LGBT History Month begins, we have so much progress to celebrate. From the Stonewall uprising to the many victories during the Obama presidency–including ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Supreme Court wins that enacted marriage equality–our nation has made enormous strides. That progress would not be possible without the historic pioneers ...

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Roger Stone: Wikileaks Will Hit Hillary On Wednesday

Three days ago US Rep. Jerrold Nadler questioned FBI director James Comey about Trump surrogate Roger Stone’s self-proclaimed ties to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who will supposedly issue an announcement from the balcony of his London hideout on Tuesday night. Early this morning Stone posted the above tweet. Media Matters has the transcript of Nadler’s questions: REP. JERROLD NADLER (D-NY): ...

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Jake Tapper Roasts Giuliani On Trump’s Taxes [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sunday morning’s political chat circuit saw the beginning of fallout from the New York Times‘ bombshell report on a leaked tax document that shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may not have paid any federal income tax over a period of as much as 18 years. On CNN’s State of the Union, Trump campaign surrogate Rudy Giuliani took ...

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Trump Responds To Federal Tax Bombshell

The Hill recaps: Donald Trump early Sunday said he knows tax laws “better than anyone who has ever run for president” following a report that he could have legally avoided paying taxes for years. The Republican presidential nominee tweeted that he is “the only one who can fix” U.S. tax laws. The New York Times reported late Saturday that a ...

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SNL Kills With Debate Cold Open [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: Season 42 of Saturday Night Live opened with its much-anticipated parody of the first presidential debate, which pitted Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton against Alec Baldwin’s pitch-perfect Donald Trump. In the cold open, Lester Holt, played by Michael Che, asked many of the same questions the two candidates faced Monday night, including how they would create more jobs ...

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NY Times Bombshell: Trump May Not Have Owed Any Federal Tax For 18 Years Due To Business Failures

Whopper of a scoop from the New York Times: Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show. The 1995 tax records, never before ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gun Group Raffles Off Assault Rifle With Photo Of Hillary Clinton For Target Practice

Courthouse News Service reports: A North Carolina guns right group is raffling off an AR-15 rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and a portrait of Democrat Hillary Clinton to raise money for its federal political action committee. “Of course, we won’t tell you what to do with the photo, but when we ran a picture of Hillary on the front of ...

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Curt Schilling Vows To Unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren

He’s been saying this for weeks. Via Politico: Hillary Clinton is “evil,” Gary Johnson is always “high” and it’s game on against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to former baseball star Curt Schilling. The six-time all-star Major League pitcher told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Friday that he’s “serious” about mounting a 2018 challenge to unseat Warren in Massachusetts, while deriding Johnson ...

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Bill Maher Eviscerates Trump’s Surrogates [VIDEO]

You’ll enjoy this. Esquire recaps: “If you think you hate the establishment now,” Bill Maher cautioned viewers Friday night, “Wait until [Donald Trump] wins and the Trump surrogates—that basket of inexplicables he sends out every day to speak for him—become the establishment.” Maher then launched into an epic evisceration of people like Omarosa Manigault, Chris Christie, and Rudy Giuliani. Why ...

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