Monthly Archives: April 2017

Joy Reid Ponders Trump’s “First Pitch” Refusal [VIDEO]

Crooks & Liars recaps: When Donald Trump decided to be the first president since Taft to refuse to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in a Major League Baseball game, he created quite the media buzz. Why won’t he? Joy Reid has some thoughts and it’s hard to argue with her, as usual. “Could it be, that ...

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John Oliver Rips Into GOP Rep. Devin Nunes [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: John Oliver continued to open Last Week Tonight with an update on the continuing investigation of Donald Trump and Russia, aka “Stupid Watergate” –so named “because it has all the potential consequences of Watergate, but everyone involved is really stupid,” he explained. Many many question surround Nunes, Oliver noted. Why, for instance, did he make such a big ...

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Trump Warns China On North Korea: Do Something About Their Nuclear Weapons Or US Will Act Alone

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has issued China with an ultimatum that if it fails to put pressure on North Korea to disable its nuclear programme, then the US is prepared to take action against Pyongyang on its own. “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” the president said in an interview with the Financial ...

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PHILADELPHIA: NOM’s Anti-Trans Hate Bus Met With Eggs And Smoke Bombs, Cops Intervene [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A peaceful rally in support of transgender people turned into a disruptive protest in Center City at about noon Saturday when an orange bus bearing anti-transgender messages on it — “Boys are boys… and always will be” and “Girls are girls… and always will be” — rolled around onto the north side of City Hall. The ...

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Nixon’s Watergate Lawyer John Dean: Every Morning I’m Just Happy That Trump Hasn’t Blown Up The World

The Independent reports: The former Counsel to President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal said Americans view Donald Trump as “insane”, “angry” and he thinks that Mr Trump’s Presidency is an “unfolding disaster”. “As I see it, about maybe half the population right now isn’t sure whether he is insane or if he’s just a totally angry man, they don’t ...

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EPA Chief Continues Climate Change Denials, Claims States Will Pick Up Slack From Gutted Budget [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faced a grilling from Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday over his climate change denials and plans to do away with scores of environmental regulations. “You think that rewriting and, in fact, doing away with the clean power plan is going to improve air quality, which you say is a major goal?” ...

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GOP: We Are Empowering Women [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a video series entitled “Empowering Women,” highlighting several women leading the Republican party and celebrating the culmination of Women’s History Month. The series focuses on the challenges and accomplishments women in the GOP have faced, and the advice they would give to the next generation of Republican women. The videos ...

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CANADA: Court Orders Ex-Gay Activist To Name Accomplices In 2016 “Zombie” Stunt At Toronto Pride

The Toronto Sun reports: Protesters who infiltrated the Pride Parade last summer to distribute anti-gay messages will not be able to hide behind their green zombie suits much longer. Longtime anti-homosexual activist Bill Whatcott has been ordered to unmask the identities of his co-conspirator Gay Zombies, who have the ABCDEF pseudonyms of Adam Zombie, Brian Zombie, Christopher Zombie, Doug Zombie, ...

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Senior Trump Adviser Accused Of Hatch Act Violation After Urging Challenge To Freedom Caucus Rep

Politico reports: A senior adviser to President Donald Trump on Saturday urged a primary challenge against a House Freedom Caucus member, prompting charges that he may have violated federal law against using his official position to sway an election campaign. Dan Scavino Jr., director of social media and senior White House adviser, tweeted that Michigan Rep. Justin Amash is a ...

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KANSAS: House Passes Resolution Declaring Porn To Be An Impotence-Causing Public Health Hazard

The Kansas City Star reports: The House has advanced a resolution condemning pornography – warning that it treats women as objects, lowers the desire to marry and can lead to erectile dysfunction. The chamber advanced the resolution Wednesday on a voice vote. The yes votes were much louder than the no votes. It has no binding legal effect. The resolution ...

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RUSSIA: Newspaper Reports Sweeping Purge And Murders Of Gay Men By Police In Chechnya Republic

The New York Times reports: First, two television reporters vanished. Then a waiter went missing. Over the past week, men ranging in age from 16 to 50 have disappeared from the streets of Chechnya. On Saturday, a leading Russian opposition newspaper confirmed a story already circulating among human rights activists: The Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men. While ...

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Trump Continues Attempt To Divert From Flynn Scandal

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump, after again ripping the “Fake News Media,” turned to Fox News for proof that he’s the victim in the probes of his administration’s alleged Russian ties. The President, in another Saturday morning tweetstorm, quoted a Fox story from a day earlier reporting that members of Trump’s team were identified in intelligence reports ...

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NOTE THE DATE: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Demands “Rematch” Against Childhood Bully Matthew Perry

People reports: Watch out Matthew Perry — Justin Trudeau is ready to fight! The Canadian prime minister tweeted on Saturday morning that he’s ready for a rematch with the Friends star, who beat him up once when they attended elementary school at Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa. “I’ve been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn’t ...

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UTAH: Gay Democrat Trolls GOP House Rep’s Raucous Town Hall By Handing Out Rubles To “Paid Protesters”

The Associated Press reports: A crowd of more than 1,000 people in Utah’s Democratic stronghold booed Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart at a Friday night town hall as the congressman defended GOP positions on health care, public lands and immigration. Audience members yelled, “Do your job,” imploring him to investigate and denounce connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia ...

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REPORT: $13M Paid To Five Women To Settle Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Fox Host Bill O’Reilly

The New York Times reports: For nearly two decades, Bill O’Reilly has been Fox News’s top asset, building the No. 1 program in cable news for a network that has pulled in billions of dollars in revenues for its parent company, 21st Century Fox. Behind the scenes, the company has repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly as he faced a series ...

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Activists Chase NOM’s Hate Bus Out Of Connecticut

NOM’s anti-trans hate bus tour across the northeast is continuing. Yesterday’s visit to New Haven, Connecticut concluded rather amusingly. From the New Haven Independent: Police arrived at the scene, expecting to find protesters, according to Assistant Chief Otoniel Reyes, who oversees patrol. Instead, they saw only the bus. The driver asked the cops for an escort to the highway so ...

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Homocon Matt Drudge Makes Rare Radio Appearance, Slams Trump For Being “In Your Face Daily” [AUDIO]

Homocon Matt Drudge made a rare radio appearance yesterday on the show of right wing shrieker Michael Savage. World Net Daily has some of the transcript: After sharing Chinese food with Savage, Drudge got behind “The Savage Nation” mic and took a couple of calls, declaring, “We’re trying to save this young Trump administration.” “I do think there is a ...

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Your Daily Meltdown From Hair Furor

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday called for NBC News to devote more attention to his unproven claims that President Obama spied on him and stop covering the investigations into Russia’s interference in the election. It was not immediately apparent what NBC coverage Trump was taking issue with. Chuck Todd on Friday interviewed top Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell and ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #146

Clip recap: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy team up for an Oscar nominated entry in the screwball comedy genre in Jack Conway’s “Libeled Lady” (’36). Also starring adorable Walter Connelly as Loy’s millionaire father, the plot revolves around a newspaper that prints a story about a rich heiress ( Loy) who is supposedly a home wrecker. ...

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NOTE THE DATE: George Takei Announces 2018 US House Challenge For Seat Of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes

Twitter is torn between joy and the certainty that this is an April Fools joke. From the Hollywood Reporter: Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek television series, announced on Twitter Friday night that he would be running for Congress. “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems. Let’s do ...

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