Monthly Archives: December 2016

HiFi Sean Featuring Crystal Waters – Testify [VIDEO]

Over the last 25 years house maven Crystal Waters has scored ten #1 singles on Billboard’s dance chart, starting with 1991’s career-making, maddeningly catchy, and widely-sampled Gypsy Woman. This week we get the video for Testify, her collaboration with former Soup Dragons frontman turned hottie bear icon and producer HiFi Sean, who makes a cameo appearance. Watch below.

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ORLANDO: Families Of Three Pulse Victims Sue Social Media Outlets For Helping To Radicalize The Shooter

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the so-called Islamic State to post propaganda and push its agenda. The suit was filed Monday in a federal court in eastern Michigan on behalf of the families of Tevin Crosby, 25; ...

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Bloomberg Profiles Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon’s “Weird, Winding Road To The White House” [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: After a campaign season unprecedented in its divisiveness and a transition unparalleled in controversial appointees, Steve Bannon’s selection as chief strategist for President-elect Donald Trump still manages to stand out. Bannon, 63, is an architect of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. He’s also a key player in America’s burgeoning ultra-right—sometimes genially labeled “alt-right” but more specifically everything from ...

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New York Times: Abolish The Electoral College

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The Electoral College, which is written into the Constitution, is more than just a vestige of the founding era; it is a living symbol of America’s original sin. When slavery was the law of the land, a direct popular vote would have disadvantaged the Southern states, with their large disenfranchised populations. ...

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Seth Meyers Blasts Head Of North Carolina GOP Over Power Grab From Incoming Dem Governor [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Like many protesters, Seth Meyers isn’t okay with North Carolina Republicans’ attempts to take power from Democratic governor-elect Roy Cooper. “That’s like losing a bet,” the Late Night host said in the NSFW clip, “and paying with Monopoly money.” Meyers addressed the Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party, Dallas Woodhouse and his defense of the ...

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Kuwait Cancels Event At DC’s Four Seasons, Moves It To Trump’s Hotel After Pressure From Trump Organization

Think Progress reports: The Embassy of Kuwait allegedly cancelled a contract with a Washington, D.C. hotel days after the presidential election, citing political pressure to hold its National Day celebration at the Trump International Hotel instead. A source tells ThinkProgress that the Kuwaiti embassy, which has regularly held the event at the Four Seasons in Georgetown, abruptly canceled its reservation ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Calls For Special Session To Repeal Anti-LGBT Hate Law [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: Following a surprise move by Charlotte City Council on Monday, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has called for a special session Wednesday to consider repeal of House Bill 2. The governor’s statement came in a series of rapidly unfolding events that could signal an end to the nine-month drama that has catapulted North Carolina into national headlines. ...

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Trump Ally Roger Stone Launches Petition To Incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Charge Hillary Now

Law Newz reports: Roger Stone apparently really wants to see Hillary Clinton “frogged marched” out of her Chappaqua, NY residence and into the Metropolitan Correction Center in Manhattan to await criminal charges of some sort. In fact, Stone is reportedly now formally petitioning the incoming Trump administration to empanel a grand jury to investigate possible criminal charges against the former ...

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HE CAN’T RESIST: Trump Hits Back At Bill Clinton

From the right wing Daily Caller: Donald Trump is firing back after Bill Clinton said he only knew how to appeal to “angry white men.” When the former president ran into the editor of the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review in Katonah, New York recently, he said that the president-elect “didn’t know much.” “One thing he does know is how to ...

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McConnell: No Select Hacking Committee Needed

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said no select committee is needed to look into the Russian meddling in the US. presidential election. McConnell said during an interview that aired Monday with Kentucky Educational Television that the issue of Russian hacking is a “serious issue,” according to The Washington Examiner. But it “doesn’t require” a special committee, ...

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United Nations Rejects Another Attempt To Abolish LGBT Rights Watchdog Post Despite Vatican Pressure

Via press release from OutRight Action International: Today in the United Nations General Assembly, a cross-regional group of states affirmed the principles of universal human rights by blocking a hostile attempt to prevent the work established by the UN Human Rights Council of the Independent Expert on Discrimination and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. A small group ...

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Electoral Revolt Fizzles, Trump Glides To Easy Win

Politico reports: Donald Trump swept aside a last-ditch bid to block his ascension to the White House on Monday, officially claiming the title of president-elect with his Electoral College victory. Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton follows a desperate and unprecedented attempt by Democratic electors to foment a revolt by convincing Republican electors to vote against him, an effort that collapsed ...

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Fox News: Santa Claus Is A Butch Right-Winger

According to a column published today by Fox News, Santa Claus is obviously a butch manly man and hardcore right winger. An excerpt: He is a man with a harsh and stringent code. Santa makes lists of children throughout the world and, oh no, he puts them in categories according to their behavior. He believes in accountability, but is generous ...

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Sarah Palin Attacks NYT With Kanye West Lyric

Via Raw Story: Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Twitter Monday to share a head-scratcher of a tweet featuring the NSFW lyrics of Kanye West. The song she’s referencing, of course, is West’s 2005 hit “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx—although the former Alaska governor inexplicably replaced the original lyrics (“you ain’t messin’ with no broke n****r) with “there’s ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Loony State Rep’s Bill Mandates Porn Blockers For All New Computers And Phones

Go Upstate reports: An Upstate legislator is hoping to prevent anyone who buys a computer in South Carolina from accessing pornography. State Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, said the Human Trafficking Prevention Act would require manufacturers or sellers to install digital blocking capabilities on computers and other devices that access the internet to prevent the viewing of obscene content. The bill ...

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BERLIN: Truck Plows Through Market In Possible Terror Attack, At Least Nine Killed, Dozens Injured [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: At least nine people have been killed and many more were injured, according to German police, after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin. The vehicle, a large black Scania articulated lorry, ran into the market outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church on Monday evening. Local reports cited police at the scene who said ...

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White Supremacist Sentenced To 30 Years In Radiation “Death Ray” Plot To Murder Obama And Muslims

Reuters reports: A self-proclaimed white supremacist convicted on charges he planned to use a “death ray” to kill Muslims and President Barack Obama was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison, federal prosecutors in New York said. Glendon Scott Crawford, 52, a Navy veteran and a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was found guilty in August 2015 of ...

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LGBT Groups Condemn Repeal Of Charlotte Rights Ordinance, Demand Full Repeal Of Statewide Hate Law

From a joint statement issued this afternoon by the ACLU and Lambda Legal: “H.B. 2 was an unprecedented attack on the LGBT community, in particular against transgender people, and we are encouraged that its days are numbered,” said Sarah Gillooly, Policy Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. “It is imperative that the General Assembly hold up their end of ...

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MORE OF A SHELBYVILLE IDEA: Trump Sells “Limited Edition” Souvenir Thank You Tour Plastic Cups

Via Mediaite: President Elect Donald Trump likes to put his name on things. He will license it out to buildings that he doesn’t own, board game manufacturers, and steak distributors for some reason, plus he has his own range of in-house merchandise stemming from his campaign. As part of his “Thank You Tour,” that last one has been updated, and ...

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How To Reverse Obergefell In Three Steps [VIDEO]

Just in from activist Matt Baume: “The National Organization for Marriage says that now Donald’s president, they have a plan to undo marriage equality. But can they do that? Is marriage equality really at risk? Well, yes — and in fact, they could weaken or roll back marriage in just three steps.” Watch below.

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