Monthly Archives: September 2017

CUBA: State Department Halts US Visas Indefinitely, Reduces Personnel Over Sonic Attacks On Diplomats

The Associated Press reports: The United States is warning Americans against visiting Cuba and ordering more than half of U.S. personnel to leave the island, senior officials said Friday, in a dramatic response to what they described as “specific attacks” on diplomats. The decision deals a blow to already delicate ties between the U.S. and Cuba, longtime enemies who only ...

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SUPERCUT: Jim Bakker’s Food Slop Buckets [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube comedian Vic Berger’s Super Deluxe channel has posted a scary/funny supercut of Jim Bakker and his cast of scamvangelicals pitching his infamous food slop buckets, which Bakker helpfully points out can also be used as emergency toilets and as flotation devices during floods. BONUS: This clip also features completely insane “prophetess” Cindy Jacobs. Watch below.

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PUERTO RICO: Furious San Juan Mayor Blasts Trump Administration’s Self-Praise For Hurricane Response

San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz became tearful and furious during a CNN interview this morning after being told that the Trump administration is continuing to congratulate itself over the response to Hurricane Maria. Via Raw Story: After viewing a clip of acting secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke telling reporters this was “a good news story,” Cruz became increasingly furious ...

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OKLAHOMA: GOP House Candidate Blames Staffer When Porn Video Gets Listed As Campaign Expense

The Associated Press reports: A Republican candidate for an Oklahoma state House seat said Thursday a campaign staffer’s mistake led to the title of a bondage porn video being included on his campaign finance report. Jason Reese of Oklahoma City said an accountant he hired as his campaign treasurer inadvertently cut and pasted the video’s title into a report and ...

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Seth Meyers Mocks Trump’s Lie That There Wasn’t A Trumpcare Vote Because A Senator Is Hospitalized

Entertainment Weekly reports: According to President Donald Trump, a Republican senator — who he refused to name — would’ve voted yes on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that failed to pass, except he was in the hospital and could not vote. Since this was proven to be false, Seth Meyers had some fun at Trump’s expense on Late Night Thursday. ...

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Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Whole Foods

Reuters reports: Amazon.com Inc’s Whole Foods Market on Thursday said payment card information has been stolen from taprooms, restaurants and other venues located within some of its stores. The upscale grocer, which Amazon recently purchased for $13.7 billion, said it uses a different point-of-sale system for its roughly 450 U.S. stores. That system was not involved in the data hack, ...

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Oprah Tweets “Oprah For President” Article

Newsweek reports: Oprah Winfrey 2020? Maybe not as far-fetched as it sounds. The former queen of daytime television prompted speculation she could run for president in 2020 after tweeting a New York Post article that heralded her as the “Democrats’ best hope” to win. Winfrey, 63, wrote the author of the piece, columnist John Podhoretz, saying: “Thanks for your VOTE ...

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Tony Perkins: Democrats Invented Tom Price’s Private Jet Scandal To “Distract” Him From Stopping Abortions

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Knowing Tom Price as I have, there’s no doubt in my mind that he meticulously followed every rule. The department’s legal team would have been consulted before he stepped foot on these charters. In the end, though, this isn’t about Secretary Price’s ethics, it’s about trying to discredit one of the ...

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CNN Remembers The Times Roy Moore’s Hate Group Hosted Celebrations Of The Pro-Slavery Confederacy

CNN reports: Pro-Confederate activists twice held events to commemorate Alabama’s 1861 secession from the United States at the headquarters of the foundation led at the time by Roy Moore, the new Republican nominee for US Senate. The events, held at the Foundation for Moral Law’s building in 2009 and 2010, promoted a history of the Civil War sympathetic to the ...

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Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller Goes Full Anti-Semitic, Mocks Jewish NYT Reporter With Hava Nagila [VIDEO]

This afternoon the right wing site Daily Caller, which was founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, went full anti-Semitic with a video mocking New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush, who is Jewish. Watch below as the Daily Caller loops Thrush’s pronunciation of “chutzpah” over and over as Hava Nagila plays in the background. Blue check Twitter is aghast. UPDATE: ...

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US Census Reverses On Sexual Orientation Question

Via press release: Today, the US Census Bureau reversed a previous decision to exclude a question on sexual orientation from the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study. In response to this victory, Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, issued the following statement. “Make no mistake – public pressure on the Trump Administration works. It was messages ...

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Sec. Tom Price Apologizes For Chartering Private Jets, Claims He Will Reimburse US Treasury For The Costs

The Associated Press reports: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price apologized Thursday for his use of a private plane for official business after President Trump said he was “not happy” with Price. Price said he plans to reimburse taxpayers and will fly commercial in the future. Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday about Price as he departed the White House ...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Inside Edition reports: Emmy award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has come forward with a heartbreaking diagnosis: She has breast cancer. The Seinfeld star made the startling revelation on social media Thursday. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the mother-of-two announced. She went on: “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive ...

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LOUISIANA: Federal Court Rules Cop Can’t Sue Black Lives Matter As They’re Not “An Entity Of Any Sort”

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement that can’t be sued over an officer’s injuries during a protest following a deadly police shooting in Baton Rouge last year. A Baton Rouge police officer sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement. But U.S. District Judge ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to address President Donald Trump and Republicans’ new plan for tax reform in a Thursday news briefing. After significant setbacks on health care this week, senior Republican lawmakers said they were confident about their chances of passing tax reform. After unveiling a nine-page tax reform plan Wednesday, Republican leaders, ...

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ACLU Battles DOJ Search Warrants Seeking Information On 6000 Facebook Users Who “Liked” Anti-Trump Page

Law Newz reports: The ACLU-DC is trying to stop three search warrants that would let the Department of Justice snoop around protesters’ Facebook accounts over Inauguration Day protests. They filed in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday, saying the government’s demands violate the Fourth Amendment because they are so broad and threaten First Amendment speech. These warrants ask for too much ...

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Breitbart Calls For Boycotting Uber After Company Sues Renegade Ad Agency To Keep Their Ads Off Breitbart

Via Breitbart: Ride-sharing company Uber has demanded that their advertisements be removed from Breitbart News claiming that they want “nothing to do with” the website. Uber demanded that any advertisements for their app be removed from Breitbart News earlier this year. However, Uber is now claiming that the advertising agency used to publish their ads on the internet continued to ...

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Multiple Senate Republicans Laughably Claim To Know Nothing Of Roy Moore’s Long History Of Batshittery

Despite weeks and weeks of nonstop national headlines, many Senate Republicans are claiming that they hardly know anything about Roy Moore.   What about Moore’s history of racially insensitive comments? Haven’t heard anything. Homophobic remarks? Nada. Moore’s claim that some American communities are living under Sharia law? Crickets. Moore’s statement that 9/11 happened “because we’ve distanced ourselves from God”? Nothing for ...

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Man Worth $266 Million Reassures Nation That Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan Won’t Benefit The Wealthy [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House economic adviser Gary Cohn insisted Thursday morning that “the wealthy are not getting a tax cut under our plan,” a defense of President Donald Trump’s proposed overhaul of the tax code that contradicts what some experts have said about the plan. Despite Cohn’s assurances, Democrats have argued that Trump’s tax plan will indeed benefit the wealthy, ...

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ABC POLL: Majority Blame Climate Change For More Severe Hurricanes (But 77% Of Republicans Disagree)

ABC News reports: In a Pew poll in early September 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, just a quarter of Americans thought climate change likely was responsible for its severity. Two-thirds said it was more likely “just the kind of severe weather that happens from time to time.” As the storm’s impact became clear, more, 39 percent, blamed climate change just ...

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