Monthly Archives: April 2017

Reince Priebus: We’ve Looked At Changing Libel Laws So Trump Can Sue Over News Items He Doesn’t Like

The Guardian reports: A day after Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward issued a stirring call for the press to hold Donald Trump to account, the president’s chief of staff said the White House is actively considering a change to libel laws affecting news reporting. “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at,” said Reince Priebus, appearing on ABC’s ...

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REPORT: Argentina Drops Humanitarian Award For Jimmy Carter Upon Demand Of Trump Administration

The Buenos Aires Herald reports: The Mauricio Macri administration reverted a decision to award former US president Jimmy Carter the Order of the Liberator General San Martín — the maximum distinction that the country can give to a foreign personality — under the pressure from US President Donald Trump’s administration, CNN Español reported this week. The official tribute, which had ...

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Franklin Graham Attacks Democrats For Proposed Ex-Gay Torture Ban: Homosexuality Is An Abomination

“Now Democrats are proposing a bill to ban conversion therapy in the United States, saying that LGBTQ people were born perfect. Actually, they are very misled. We were all born imperfect, with sinful natures — yet loved by God who offers us forgiveness and wholeness through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. “Homosexuality is defined by God as sin, an ...

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Trump: Kim Jong Un Is A “Pretty Smart Cookie”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump labeled brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “a pretty smart cookie” in a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday. “At a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to ...

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Sen. John McCain Downplays Talk That Trump Might Order A Preemptive Strike On North Korea [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said early Sunday that he doesn’t think President Trump is planning a preemptive strike against North Korea. “I don’t think so, Jake,” McCain told host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think that we have to consider that option as the very last option. And for a number of reasons ...

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The President Of The Philippines Is Killing Thousands And Trump Just Invited Him To The White House

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Saturday invited the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House, embracing an authoritarian leader who is accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects and who crudely disparaged Mr. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama. Mr. Trump had a “very friendly conversation with Mr. Duterte,” according to a statement issued by ...

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Trump: You Can’t Compare Any GOP Health Plan To Obamacare Because Obamacare Is Totally Dead

Politico reports: President Donald Trump isn’t giving up on a new plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In Sunday morning tweets, Trump said a new health care plan is on its way, adding: “Obamacare is dead.” Congress has yet to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, something Trump promised during the campaign that he would do ...

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Trump Compares Immigrants To Deadly Snakes With Poem Meant To Bolster Support For Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump compared immigrants to a treacherous snake that bites its host as he commemorated his 100th day as President. Mr Trump read the lyrics of Al Wilson’s 1968 song “The Snake,” in which a woman takes an ill snake into her home only for it to bite her once it has recovered. He also paused to ...

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TODAY: Thirteen Years Of JMG

Today is the thirteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Trump: I Couldn’t Care Less About Golf And All My Weekend Trips Don’t Cost Much Anyway [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday defended his frequent weekend trips to his luxury properties, saying he does not care about golfing as much as people might think he does. “I have a lot of property. So if I go to my clubs like in New Jersey, they’ll say, ‘Oh he is going to play golf.’ I am not ...

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Alex Jones Delivers Unhinged Rant About George Soros And Chobani After Losing Child Custody Case [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Infowars founder Alex Jones called a press conference on Friday afternoon to lash out at reporters for their coverage of his child custody case and topped it off by ranting about Chobani yogurt and “human animal chimeras.” Thursday night an Austin judge awarded custody of Jones’s children to his wife after more than a week of bizarre ...

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Trump Bitches About Mainstream Media For 1000th Time, Reminds Nation That May 1st Is Loyalty Day

The Guardian reports: On his 100th day in office, facing a historically low popularity rating, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. The day is an American tradition dating back to the Cold War, when it was a bolster to stop May ...

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Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Landmark Television Coming Out Episode [VIDEO]

People reports: Ellen DeGeneres is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her sitcom’s coming-out episode with a little help from friends like Oprah Winfrey, Laura Dern and Michelle Obama. Winfrey and Dern — both of whom guest starred in the iconic 1997 episode in which DeGeneres’ character came out as gay — stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week to ...

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Trump Demands Reporters Publish Electoral Map

CNN reports: President Donald Trump had a special handout for three Reuters journalists who conducted a wide-ranging interview with him on Thursday connected to his first 100 days in office. While discussing a topic regarding Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump produced three maps illustrating the latest data from his electoral college wins in the 2016 election, according to Jeff Mason, ...

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Industry Analysts Scoff At White House’s Claim To Have Reduced Cost Of New Air Force One By Millions

Defense News reports: The White House webpage extolling U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office celebrates the president’s success in reducing the cost of the Air Force One replacement by millions of dollars. But there’s a couple problems with that claim: The military still hasn’t finalized how much the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization will cost. This is also a ...

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KENTUCKY: Family Court Judge Refuses To Hear Any Adoption Cases From “Practicing Homosexuals”

USA Today reports: A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to adopt could never be in the child’s best interest. Judge W. Mitchell Nance, who begins court each day by requiring everyone to stand for the Pledge ...

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Trump Blows Kisses To Fox Host Lou Dobbs

Via Mediaite: On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump tweeted out a thank-you to Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs for effusively praising his accomplishments thus far. Well, tonight in his commentary, Dobbs recapped the first 100 days and said, “President Trump’s successes, however, are unmatched in recent presidential history.” Something of note here: mere ...

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Mutiny At The Anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation

Politico reports: The controversial president of The Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint, will soon be out of a job, following a dispute with board members about the direction of conservative think tank, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Some Heritage board members believe that DeMint has brought in too many Senate allies and made the think ...

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USDA To Roll Back Public School Nutrition Standards That Were Hallmark Of First Lady Michelle Obama

The Hill reports: Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to unveil a new rule Monday aimed at giving schools more flexibility in meeting federal nutrition standards for school lunches. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will make the announcement at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., where they ...

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Homocon Milo Claims $12M In Backing For Media Venture Meant To Make Life For Critics “A Living Hell”

Vanity Fair reports: As the free-speech conflagration he ignited at Berkeley continues to burn, Yiannopoulos is planning a way back in. Days after releasing a video touting his return to the campus, Yiannopoulos told the Hive that he would be launching a new media venture in the coming weeks with what he says is a $12 million investment from backers ...

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