Monthly Archives: December 2016

Trump: I Only Want The Mega-Rich In My Cabinet

Politico reports: Donald Trump on Thursday brushed aside concerns that he had tapped too many super-rich people for his cabinet, saying “I want people that made a fortune!” and boasting that he was “putting together one of the great cabinets that has ever been assembled in the history of our nation.” In a campaign-style speech at a convention center here, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor Fumes After Congress Allocates $7M Towards City’s $35M Trump Tower Security Cost

DNA Info reports: He’s not taking no for an answer. Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Wednesday to fight Congress’ refusal to reimburse the full $35 million the NYPD is spending to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family through the Jan. 20 inauguration — saying the paltry $7 million offered is insufficient. “I’m disappointed. I think they should have done ...

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Hate Group: Send A Message Of Thanks To Pat McCrory To Take The Sting Out Of Losing To Those Evil Gays

Via press release from the Family Policy Alliance: This past year proved to be a challenging one for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The Legislature sent him a bill (HB2) that protected the privacy and safety of women and children by requiring people to use the bathroom consistent with the sex on their birth certificate. He gladly signed it, calling ...

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Trump Hears Grandiose Inauguration Day Pitch: Parade Up Fifth Avenue Followed By Helicopter Ride To DC

The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump kicked around ideas for his inauguration in his office at Trump Tower on Tuesday with two of his oldest friends, Mark Burnett and Thomas Barrack Jr. The ideas spilled out from Mr. Burnett, a well-regarded showman best known for producing “The Apprentice”: a parade up Fifth Avenue, a helicopter ride to ...

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Hillary Clinton: Congress Must Act Against Fake News And Malicious Propaganda On Social Media [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol ...

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Philadelphia Moves To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release: Councilman Mark Squilla (1st District) on Thursday introduced a bill to ban the practice of so-called conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth in the City of Philadelphia. Also referred to as “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy, conversion therapy is any practice by a mental health provider that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts ...

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Astronaut John Glenn Dies At Age 95 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: John Glenn, an astronaut, senator and old-fashioned American hero, died Thursday at the age of 95, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Glenn was the last survivor of the Mercury 7, selected in 1959 as NASA’s first group of astronauts. He became the first American to orbit the Earth on Feb. 20, 1962. It was a solo flight, ...

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Tim Kaine Rips Michael Flynn On Fake News: He’s So Gullible He Peddles Stories Even A Child Would Ignore

BOOM. CNN reports: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine intensified his criticism over Donald Trump’s national security adviser, saying that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn peddles in conspiracy theories that even a little child would dismiss. Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate this year, has kept a low profile since suffering the stunning loss to Trump last month. But Kaine told ...

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Arkansas Supreme Court: It’s A “Basic Biological Truth” That Gay Spouses Can’t Be Listed On Birth Certificates

The Associated Press reports: Arkansas’ highest court on Thursday threw out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn’t violate equal protection “to acknowledge basic biological truths.” The state Supreme Court also issued a rare admonishment to Pulaski County ...

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ISRAEL: Attorney General Pledges To Equalize Citizenship Rules For Foreign Spouses Of Gay Israelis

The Times Of Israel reports: The path to citizenship for gay foreigners who marry Israelis abroad will be brought into line with that for straight spouses from overseas, the Attorney General told the Supreme Court Wednesday, according to Hebrew language media reports. Straight partners currently undergo a four-year process to gain citizenship, while same-sex partners have a seven-year path to ...

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Fox News Latino To Close Down Tomorrow

Roger Ailes is out and now so is the spinoff he created. The Hill reports: Fox News Latino’s (FNL) six-year run will officially end at midnight Friday. FNL national correspondent Bryan Llenas tweeted the news on his personal account on Thursday. “When we launched in October of 2010, we were faced with a daunting task: Report on Latino stories in ...

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SWAMPITY SWAMP SWAMP: Fast Food Zillionaire And Minimum Wage Foe Tapped As Labor Secretary

The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to name Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates the fast food outlets Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. and an outspoken critic of the worker protections enacted by the Obama administration, to be secretary of labor, people close to the transition said on Thursday. Mr. Puzder has ...

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NEW YORK: Firefighter Charged With Setting Fire To Own Home, Tried To Frame Black Lives Matter

Via Raw Story: A New York firefighter was arrested after allegedly setting fire to his own home in an apparent attempt to smear anti-police brutality activists. Jason Stokes pleaded not guilty Tuesday to arson in connection with the August fire at his house in Endicott, reported WBNG-TV. A family member said at the time that they believed their home was ...

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Bible Website: Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Tops Trump’s Win In Searches For “End Times”

The Chicago Tribune reports: As the 2016 presidential campaign built to a fever pitch during the summer and fall, then reached a widely unexpected conclusion with Donald Trump’s win, many people speculated — some jokingly and some with real concern — about whether the end times were near. But it turns out, according to data published by Bible Gateway on ...

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BRITAIN: House Of Lords Extends Pardons For Archaic Sodomy Laws To Gay/Bi Men In Northern Ireland

The Guardian reports: An amnesty for gay and bisexual men convicted of consensual sex with people of the same sex has been extended to Northern Ireland. Until Wednesday, the region was excluded from legislation that posthumously pardons men convicted of sexual offences that are no longer illegal and allows the living to apply to have convictions overturned. The legislation did ...

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Positive Reviews For NBC’s Hairspray Live! [VIDEOS]

Watch the highlights clips below. Variety reviews: It’s hard to imagine better casting for the production. Jennifer Hudson stole the show, once Motormouth Maybelle got to the screen; Ariana Grande, certifiable pop star, came away as the show’s MVP, acting as both reliably overlook-able sidekick and, once the situation required it, showstopping diva. Harvey Fierstein was predictably great, reprising his ...

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TEXAS: State Rep Seeks To Strike Gay Sodomy Ban

The Houston Chronicle reports: Every day in Texas, more than an estimated half-million people are breaking a law that’s on the books, but unenforceable. It’s technically illegal to be gay in Texas. The law, passed in 1974, makes homosexual conduct a class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. The law has been ...

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Megyn Kelly: I Live Under Armed Guard Due To Death Threats Incited By Trump’s Social Media Director

The Guardian reports: Journalist Megyn Kelly, who is under armed guard after receiving death threats, has accused Donald Trump’s social media director of stirring hatred on the internet. The Fox News host urged Dan Scavino, a member of the presidential transition team’s leadership staff, to stop encouraging hostile and abusive elements online. “The vast majority of Donald Trump supporters are ...

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Pope Reaffirms Ban On Priests With “Deep-Seated Homosexual Tendencies” And Those Who Support Gays

The Washington Post reports: People who have “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” cannot be priests in the Catholic church, the Vatican said in a new document on the priesthood. The document said the church’s policy on gay priests has not changed since the last Vatican pronouncement on the subject in 2005. Some have been hoping ...

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Rachel Maddow Goes Off On Possible FDA Pick [VIDEO]

Yesterday it was reported that Trump is considering Jim O’Neill, one of libertarian loon Peter Thiel’s cronies, to be the head of FDA. Like Thiel, O’Neill has some really bizarre ideas and sits on the board of Thiel’s Seasteading Institute, which hopes to build floating zillioniare utopias where businesses can operate unencumbered by pesky things like banking laws, environmental protections, ...

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