Tag Archives: California

HISTORY: Openly Gay US Army Secretary Eric Fanning Rides As Grand Marshal In San Diego Pride Parade

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: When Eric Fanning started working at the Pentagon as an aide, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy had just begun. The 24-year-old didn’t have gay role models in the building. A lot has changed in the United States military since then. In May, 24 years later, Fanning was appointed secretary of the Army — becoming ...

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Bill Maher Compares Financial Result Of States Under Democratic Control: Scoreboard, Bitches [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post recaps: Bill Maher ripped into the GOP’s policy of cutting taxes for the rich on Friday night. The “Real Time with Bill Maher“ host said the state of California was proof that doing the reverse, and instead raising taxes on the most wealthy, could actually lead to a booming economy. The comedian gloated about how The Golden ...

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Christian Mingle Ordered To Allow Gay Matches

From the Wall Street Journal: The owner of online dating site ChristianMingle.com has agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating ...

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CALIFORNIA: Recreational Pot Use Makes Ballot

From the Los Angeles Times: An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday as its campaign took a commanding lead in fundraising to battle the measure’s opponents. The Secretary of State’s Office certified that a random sample showed sufficient signatures among the 600,000 turned in ...

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SACRAMENTO: Multiple Stabbings As Neo-Nazi White Supremacists Clash With Counter-Protesters [VIDEO]

From Sacramento’s NBC affiliate: Ten people were injured during a clash between anti-fascists and white supremacists at the State Capitol Sunday, authorities said. Two people suffered life-threatening stab wounds were taken to area hospitals, officials said. Nine men and one woman, ages 19 to 58, were injured during the fight. At least three people were stabbed at the State Capitol ...

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CALIFORNIA: Two Active-Duty US Marines Investigated For Facebook Terror Threat Against Gay Bars

From the Marine Corps Times: Two active-duty Marines are under investigation in connection to a social media post purportedly threatening to attack gay bars following Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida. The California-based I Marine Expeditionary Force launched a command investigation after a photo surfaced on social media showing a corporal in uniform holding a rifle with his finger near ...

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Homocon Richard Grenell Exploits Trans Women To Attack Gavin Newsom On Gun Control [VIDEO]

From the Desert Sun: Richard Grenell, a Palm Springs resident, Trump delegate and Fox News contributor, is behind a series of ads this week targeting Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s gun-control measure that’s expected to land on the November ballot. The ads were created by a new group calling itself the Coalition for Civil Liberties and are unique in who they ...

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Hillary Projected To Win California Primary

Just after 5:30AM Eastern, the networks projected that Hillary Clinton will win the California primary. At this writing she leads Bernie Sanders by a comfortable 13 points with 88% of the precincts reporting. California is Clinton’s fourth win of the night, following New Jersey, South Dakota, and New Mexico.

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Feds Grant Green Card To Widower Who Was Told By Feds In 1975 That “Two Faggots” Cannot Be Married

Wow. The Pride LA reports: The United States federal government has recognized as legally valid the April 1975 same-sex marriage of Richard Adams and Anthony Sullivan, approving the “green card” petition that Adams filed in 1975 for his husband, an Australian citizen. After Adams died in December 2012, Sullivan sought to have the Immigration Service recognize their marriage and grant ...

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Bernie’s Final Plea: It’s All Down To Voter Turnout

Bernie Sanders today issued the below clip in which he tells supporters that only high voter turnout will give him a win in California. But he also seems to be backing away from his pledge to take his fight all the way to the convention. From the San Jose Mercury News: Appearing to soften his resolve on the eve of ...

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Los Angeles Times Endorses Hillary Clinton

Just days ahead of the California primary, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton. They write: This will be the most populous and among the last states to vote, giving extra symbolic heft to the dramatic clash here between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist from Vermont. ...

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Will Bernie Sanders Skydive Into His Next Rally?

From the Bay Area’s Press-Democrat: Cloverdale, Sonoma County’s northernmost city, was abuzz with excitement Thursday over presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ planned rally Friday at the town’s airport. But just how he will arrive was the subject of rampant speculation. Jimmy Halliday, president and jumpmaster at NorCal Skydiving, an airport-based business, said he had been told by Sanders staffers Thursday that ...

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San Diego Paper Tells GOP Voters To Write-In Reagan Because Trump Doesn’t Deserve The Party’s Mandate

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune: Reagan never gave a speech that didn’t invoke America’s greatness. “Tear down this wall,” the Great Communicator famously once said. “The wall cannot withstand freedom.” Trump is the Great Excommunicator. He wants Muslims banned from the country; a wall built around our southern border; global deals ripped up and renegotiated; American ...

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CALIFORNIA: Protesters Bloody Trump Backers [VIDEO]

The Washington Post calls it an “ugly, bloody scene.” Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate’s supporters. Protesters jumped on cars, pelted Trump supporters with eggs and water balloons, snatched signs and stole “Make America Great” hats off supporters’ heads before burning the hats and ...

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Hillary Clinton Delivers Major Foreign Policy Speech, Slams Donald Trump Throughout [VIDEO]

UPDATE: I’ve replaced the live stream with a recording. Earlier: Live right now from San Diego. Watch below. From the New York Times: Hillary Clinton plans to deliver a scorching assessment of Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions on Thursday, casting her likely Republican rival as a threat to decades of bipartisan tenets of American diplomacy and declaring him unfit ...

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POLL: Dead Heat In California For Hillary & Bernie

According to an NBC/WSJ California primary poll issued tonight, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by two points, which is within the poll’s margin of error. NBC News reports: Clinton and Sanders running even in California wouldn’t affect the overall delegate math in the Democratic race, where Clinton leads Sanders by some 270 pledged delegates and 770 overall delegates. (A tied ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary

California Gov. Jerry Brown this morning issued an “open letter to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.” He writes: On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump. I have closely watched the primaries and am ...

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SERIOUSLY: Bernie Sanders Enters Rally To Anti-Gay Rap Song About Murdering “Homo Thugs” [VIDEO] UPDATE: Sanders Campaign Says Video Is FAKE

UPDATE: THIS NEVER HAPPENED. See this post.   Earlier…….Via The Source: It’s May, and despite the fact that Sanders appears to have lost far too much ground to Hillary Clinton to make a serious run at the Oval Office in November, the Vermont senator is still campaigning, and he was in Lancaster, California today speaking at another rally packed with ...

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Padres Rehire DJ Behind Gay Chorus Incident

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Major League Baseball completed its investigation of Saturday’s national anthem mixup involving the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and Thursday reaffirmed the Padres’ findings that it was the result of human error. Shortly after the announcement, Padres President and CEO Mike Dee tweeted that the Padres have reinstated DJ ArtForm, the third-party contractor they terminated ...

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Bernie Sanders Agrees To Debate Donald Trump

Unreal. Via Mediaite: In what might turn out to be the political equivalent of the Rumble in the Jungle, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders now seem to agree on facing each other ahead of the California primary. Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, where he was asked about everything from his previous support of Hillary Clinton, to using ...

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