Monthly Archives: April 2017

FCC Unveils Plan To Rollback Net Neutrality [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday outlined a sweeping plan to loosen the government’s oversight of high-speed internet providers, a rebuke of a landmark policy approved two years ago to ensure that all online content is treated the same by the companies that deliver broadband service to Americans. The chairman, Ajit Pai, ...

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The Simpsons Riff On Trump’s First 100 Days [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: President Donald J. Trump is wrapping up his first 100 days in office, and while he will undoubtedly take a victory lap, The Simpsons would like to offer up more of a slap. Sean Spicer has quit/hanged himself, Kellyanne Conway is refusing to replace him as press secretary, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner are choking each other, ...

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Trump Bottoms Out In New Approval Poll [VIDEO]

CNN reports: As the 100-day mark of Donald Trump’s presidency approaches, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the President reaches this milestone holding on to the lowest approval rating of any newly-elected president at this stage, amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalize on post-election strengths. Overall, 44% say they approve of Trump’s handling of the presidency, 54% disapprove. ...

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NASA’s Cassini Dives Between Saturn’s Rings [VIDEO]

Scientific American reports: Running low on fuel, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun the final — and most daring — phase of its epic mission to Saturn. After using a final flyby of the moon Titan on Friday to boost its speed, Cassini was flung by the moon’s gravity to a trajectory that sent it diving through the 1,200-mile (1,930 kilometers) ...

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Trump Says He’s “Absolutely” Considering Breaking Up The Ninth Circuit Court For Blocking His Racist Orders

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he has “absolutely” considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions. “Absolutely, I have,” Trump said of considering 9th circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House on Wednesday. “There are many people that ...

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Somebody Chained A Plain Wooden Cross On NYC’s Gay Street So The Neighbors Made Some Improvements

The HuffPost reports: On Good Friday, a mysterious giant wooden cross appeared on Gay Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, chained and locked to an apartment gate. Over the next nine days, the cross’ owner would return and chain the cross to different parts of the street making it impossible for others to move it. “To ...

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Julian Assange: CIA Head Mike Pompeo Has Declared War On Me, But He Loved Wikileaks During The Election

From an op-ed Julian Assange has written for the Washington Post: When the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a “fraud,” “coward” and “enemy,” it puts all journalists on notice, or should. Pompeo’s next talking point, unsupported by fact, that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” is a dagger ...

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Pat Buchanan: The West Is Being Invaded And Colonized By People From Their Own Former Colonies

Notorious racist Pat Buchanan appeared yesterday on Breitbart’s SiriusXM channel to scream about, what else, brown people. Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: “The West itself is being colonized and invaded by folks from its former colonies who are changing the character of Western civilization and frankly who disregard many of the traditions and things that we have built,” ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Announces US Senate Bid

AL.com reports: Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore today announced he is running for the Unites States Senate. “I’ll stand for the rights and liberties of the people” if elected, Moore said to reporters gathered at the State Capitol. “We can make America great again, we’ve got to make America good again,” Moore said. Moore said he has ...

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Director Jonathan Demme Dies At Age 73

Rolling Stone reports: Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs and the filmmaker who revolutionized concert movies with his 1984 Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense, died Wednesday morning from esophegal cancer. He was 73. “Sadly, I can confirm that Jonathan passed away early this morning in his Manhattan apartment, surrounded by his wife, ...

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Brian Sims Serves Lesson To Abusive Facebook Troll, Has Phone Call With His “Disappointed” Grandmother

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims has served some rather delicious revenge on a Facebook troll. Slowly Boiled Frog reports: Earlier in the week, some nitwit (first name David) wrote “Nigger Faggot” on Sims’ Facebook page. Sims responded: “David, I can’t tell if you’re just a really dumb little boy or an angry bigot but I know for sure that you ...

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Tony Perkins: Send Me Money To Stop Millionaire Obama And His Army Of Fake News Propagators

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: I have some troubling news to share with you. Barack Obama has no intention of going away. In fact, he has set up a Washington command center in his new $5.3 million mansion about two miles from the White House. According to media reports, his goal is nothing less than to subvert ...

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Mnuchin Announces “Massive” Tax Cuts, Says Trump Has “No Intentions” Of Releasing His Returns [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed the administration will propose a corporate tax rate reduction to 15 percent and said lawmakers broadly agree on the need for a tax overhaul, citing a “very successful meeting” on Tuesday evening in Washington. The administration wants to implement the biggest tax cuts and reform in U.S. history as part of a drive ...

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CALIFORNIA: Ann Coulter Cancels Berkeley Speech After Sponsors Back Out Over Fears Of Violence

The New York Times reports: Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups that had initially sponsored her appearance. Ms. Coulter, in a message to The New York Times, said, “It’s a sad day for free speech.” Despite insisting that she would ...

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REPORT: House Republicans Exempt Themselves From Health Care Proposal On Preexisting Conditions

Vox reports: House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Bill Nye Uses Ice Cream Cone Orgy To Demonstrate Absurdity Of “Conversion Therapy”

Boing Boing reports: This cartoon from Bill Nye Saves the World uses various ice cream flavors as part of a hysterical analogy on the intolerant views of Christians when it comes to sexuality. It starts off with various flavors of ice cream showing up at an “Ice Cream Conversion Therapy” group. Vanilla is the dogmatic leader of the group. “It’s ...

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GUYANA: Government Announces Public Referendum On Decriminalizing Homosexuality, No Date Set

The Guyana Chronicle reports: Guyanese will soon have a chance to vote on whether they believe homosexuality should remain a criminal act or if those laws which criminalise it should be struck down via a referendum. The Government made this announcement in a letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) following the 161st Ordinary Period of Sessions which ...

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CANADA: Pope Francis Delivers Surprise TED Talk, Calls For Worldwide “Revolution Of Tenderness” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Pope Francis used a world forum dedicated to promoting cutting-edge ideas to spread his own revolutionary message: “We all need each other.” “When there is an ‘us,’ there begins a revolution,” the world’s most powerful religious leader told the room of scientists, academics, tech innovators, investors and cultural elites in a surprise videotaped message at the ...

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Scientists Grow Premature Lambs In Artificial Wombs That May Save Premature Human Babies [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. Today, premature infants weighing as little as a pound are hooked to ventilators and other machines inside incubators. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is aiming ...

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Dems Try Again On National Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Name something on the agenda for Democrats in Congress and it’s likely DOA — including a bill to protect LGBT kids, which the Republican majority let die last year without a hearing. And yet, buoyed by their progressive constituency and resolve to set themselves apart from the Trump administration, Democrats will take another shot this ...

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