Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rev. Robert Lee IV Denounces Racism and Hate in America - WATCH

LGBT Activist Edith "Edie" Windsor has Died



We lost a fighter today. Edith Windsor died today. Edith was the gay-rights activist who led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition and complete rights.

She died in Manhattan. She was 88.

The only president I will call president (Obama) released this statement
America’s long journey towards equality has been guided by countless small acts of persistence and fueled by the stubborn willingness of quiet heroes to speak out for what’s right.

Few were as small in stature as Edie Windsor – and few made as big a difference to America.

I had the privilege to speak with Edie a few days ago and to tell her one more time what a difference she made to this country we love. She was engaged to her partner, Thea, for forty years. After a wedding in Canada, they were married for less than two. But federal law didn’t recognize a marriage like theirs as valid – which meant that they were denied certain federal rights and benefits that other married couples enjoyed. And when Thea passed away, Edie spoke up – not for special treatment, but for equal treatment – so that other legally married same-sex couples could enjoy the same federal rights and benefits as anyone else.

In my second inaugural address, I said that if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. And because people like Edie stood up, my administration stopped defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in the courts. The day that the Supreme Court issued its 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor was a great day for Edie, and a great day for America – a victory for human decency, equality, freedom, and justice. And I called Edie that day to congratulate her.

Two years later, to the day, we took another step forward on our journey as the Supreme Court recognized a Constitutional guarantee of marriage equality. It was a victory for families, and for the principle that all of us should be treated equally, regardless of who we are or who we love.

I thought about Edie that day. I thought about all the millions of quiet heroes across the decades whose countless small acts of courage slowly made an entire country realize that love is love – and who, in the process, made us all more free. They deserve our gratitude. And so does Edie.

Michelle and I offer our condolences to her wife, Judith, and to all who loved and looked up to Edie Windsor.

Um, Ted Cruz...

So, this is a treat. I woke to see that Ted Cruz likes porn... So much that he 'like' it on Twitter

Let's see what excuses he will use to get out of this one.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Look: Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury



From EW:
The Mr. Robot star is preparing to play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (out Dec. 25, 2018), the Bryan Singer-directed film that chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Malek channels Mer­cury’s look from that global-­concert event. Resembling the legendary musician, he says, “only adds to the level of confidence that one would need to play Freddie Mercury.”

Tweet of the Day: Cher


AG Sessions announces that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is being rescinded

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Nashville Statement is Hate Speech



Lord, some broke ass group called, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released this Nashville Statement

This statement was sponsored by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a branch Southern Baptist Convention.

In this statement, they basically discriminate against the LGBTQ community. See here

From The Nashville Statement's preamble:
Evangelical Christians at the dawn of the twenty-first century find themselves living in a period of historic transition. As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has embarked upon a massive revision of what it means to be a human being. By and large the spirit of our age no longer discerns or delights in the beauty of God’s design for human life. Many deny that God created human beings for his glory, and that his good purposes for us include our personal and physical design as male and female. It is common to think that human identity as male and female is not part of God’s beautiful plan, but is, rather, an expression of an individual’s autonomous preferences. ... 
We are persuaded that faithfulness in our generation means declaring once again the true story of the world and of our place in it—particularly as male and female. Christian Scripture teaches that there is but one God who alone is Creator and Lord of all. To him alone, every person owes glad-hearted thanksgiving, heart-felt praise, and total allegiance. This is the path not only of glorifying God, but of knowing ourselves. To forget our Creator is to forget who we are, for he made us for himself. And we cannot know ourselves truly without truly knowing him who made us. We did not make ourselves. We are not our own. Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be.

We believe that God’s design for his creation and his way of salvation serve to bring him the greatest glory and bring us the greatest good. God’s good plan provides us with the greatest freedom. Jesus said he came that we might have life and have it in overflowing measure. He is for us and not against us. Therefore, in the hope of serving Christ’s church and witnessing publicly to the good purposes of God for human sexuality revealed in Christian Scripture, we offer the following affirmations and denials.
Trash!

If you want to see this mess, go here

Monday, August 28, 2017

Robert E. Lee IV and Susan Bro Denounce Racism, White Supremacy at VMAs

WATCH Logic’s emotional music video: 1-800-273-8255

Last night, a rap artist named, Logic performed a song called 1-800-273-8255 on MTV's Video Music Awards. The performance went viral on Twitter, so I had to check it out.

Later, I found a video for the song, starring Modern Family star Nolan Gould and Are We There Yet?’s Coy Stewart. They play gay teens who struggle to come to terms with their sexuality.

WATCH

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

trump's Horrid Rally in Phoenix



If you stomached through trump's speech in Phoenix last night, you should've realized a few things:

  • He spent most of the time defending the whole Charlottesville response. Then lied about what he said, as if there's no video of what he actually said.
  • He sounded like a guilty eighth grader, after being caught cheating on a spelling test.
  • The crowd inside was not as big as the crowd outside.
  • Throughout his entire speech, he never mentioned anything about the deaths in Charlottesville, let alone their names.
  • He spoke more about defending the Confederate statues and nothing about the 19 people injured in Charlottesville.
  • He actually said that Joe Arpaio was arrested for doing his job. Actually, he was arrested for breaking several civil rights laws.
  • Basically, this was a rally to make him feel better about himself.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT Official Trailer

Monday, August 21, 2017

University of Texas removes Confederate statues from campus



Good morning, Texas!

University of Texas President Greg Fenves removed of statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from campus.

According to the president, these monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

Here's more

The university moved a statue of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its perch near the campus clock tower to a history museum in 2015. Fenves now says statues of Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan, which were in the same area as Davis, also will be moved to the Brisco Center for American History on campus.

The school will also move a statue of former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg, which was commissioned at the same time as the others, a spokesman said. Hogg will get another place on campus.

The debate over public memorials for Confederate figures roared into national conversation last week after one person was killed and 19 injured when a car drove into a crowd of people in a clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Last week, the horrific displays of hatred at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville shocked and saddened the nation. These events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” Fenves said in a statement.

Moving the Davis statue in 2015 was a much more deliberate effort. The Davis statue had long been a target of vandalism. Fenves convened a special task force to discuss its future after a shooting rampage by a white supremacist at a Charleston, South Carolina, church and ultimately decided it should come down.

Confederate groups tried to block the removal of the Davis statue and the Sons of Confederate Veterans sued to stop it, but a state district judge sided with the school.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

CNN's Brooke Baldwin READS trump's chaotic four weeks - WATCH

This tea is so good

Congressfolk introduces first resolution to censure trump for his Charlottesville remarks

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduce the first resolution to censure trump's racist and insensitive remarks.

See here

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. NADLER, Ms. WATSON COLEMAN, and Ms. JAYAPAL submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on _______;

RESOLUTION

Censuring and condemning President Donald Trump.

Whereas on August 11, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a gathering of white supremacists, including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members, and other white nationalist groups, marched through the streets with torches as part of a coordinated ‘Unite the Right’ rally spewing racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and hatred;

Whereas on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a car driven by James Alex Fields, Jr. rammed into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 20 others;

Whereas President Donald Trump’s immediate public comments rebuked “many sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and failed to specifically condemn the ‘Unite the Right’ rally or cite the white supremacist, neo-Nazi gathering as responsible for actions of domestic terrorism;

Whereas on August 15, 2017 President Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower where he re-asserted that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attempted to create a moral equivalency between white supremacist, KKK, neo-Nazi groups and those counter-protesting the ‘Unite the Right’ rally;

Whereas President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies within the country;

Whereas President Donald Trump has provided encouragement and little to no denunciation of white supremacist groups and individuals who promote their bigoted, nationalist ideology and policies;

Whereas President Donald Trump has failed to provide adequate condemnation and assure the American people of his resolve to opposing domestic terrorism: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) does hereby censure and condemn President Donald Trump for his inadequate response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, his failure to immediately and specifically name and condemn the white supremacist groups responsible for actions of domestic terrorism, for re-asserting that “both sides” were to blame and excusing the violent behavior of participants in the ‘Unite the Right’ rally, and for employing people with ties to white supremacist movements in the White House, such as Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka; and

(2) does hereby urge President Donald Trump to fire any and all White House advisors who have urged him to cater to the white supremacist movement in the United States.
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Mitt Romney to Trump: Apologize for your Mess

President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities resign due to trump's racism

Peep this letter from President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Charlottesville: White Nazi Cries because He's Wanted by the Police



Christopher Cantwell is terrified, just terrified the police will murder him if he turns himself in... So delicious

White House chief of staff John Kelly's face tho

Organizers of White Hate Rally sued for $3 million


Bloop

Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington are suing the murderer James Alex Fields, "Unite the Right" rally organizer Jason Kessler, and two dozen alt-right leaders over the incident in Charlottesville. They are suing for $3 million.

These men were injured during the rally and demand justice, which is fair as f**k.

Kessler could not be reached for comment about the lawsuit and Fields is in jail. Some wonder if this case has weight to it, I think so, but who knows. If this goes to trial, I hope they win everything. They could've been killed because of this hate rally.

So, give them everything they ask for.


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WATCH This Vice News Documentary from Charlottesville

Today's Daily News Cover


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Don Lemon: trump needs an elementary education



The Daily Beast reports:


“This is a sad moment for the country,” Lemon said. “I think it was an awful moment for the person who is supposed to represent the highest office of the land. There, today, you saw the real Donald Trump proving all of his critics right in that moment.” 
“There is a difference between the two groups,” Lemon added. “One is a Nazi, white supremacist group. What they want to do is extinguish people that look like me and you, Wolf, Jewish people, black people, even women. They don't think we are equal to them. The other is a protest group, protesting a political and racist movement.” 
Lemon said Trump “doesn't seem to be very aware of the history of this country,” reminding the president that these problems began with slavery. “People who look like me did not come over on the Nina, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria. And those people who were there want to keep people like me enslaved.”

trump continues to blame Both Sides, Defends his Saturday Statements and Sounds like an Idiot - WATCH

I just...

This Pic


Monday, August 14, 2017

CNN's Jim Acosta claps back at trump: “Haven’t you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?”

Texas A&M releases statement following its shut down of the White Lives Matter rally

Hate leader Richard Spencer and Preston Wiginton planned a White Lives Matter event at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11th.

However, Texas A&M decided to cancel the event






Ru... This makes no sense

This statement is....


Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli tells Symone Sanders to Shut Up... And She checks him

Interesting Quote: Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer



“Look at the campaign he ran. Look at the intentional courting ... on the one hand, of all of these white supremacists, white nationalist groups. And then look on the other hand at the repeated failure to step up and condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed, all of those different efforts just like we saw yesterday. This is not hard. There are two words that need to be said over and over again ― domestic terrorism and white supremacy.”

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Angry Citizens chased Hate Organizer Jason Kessler - WATCH

I love this song



Saturday, August 12, 2017

White Terrorist caused 3 deaths, dozens of injuries


From AP

James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death, according to Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, where Fields has been booked.

Kumer would neither confirm nor deny whether Fields’ charges were related to a car crash that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 19 others, following an alt-right demonstration in downtown Charlottesville.

Fragile White Men march for Whiteness in Charlottesville

Last night, there was a white racist rally

At the University of Virginia, hate groups rallied around the statue of Thomas Jefferson chanting "white lives matter".

They where demonstrating their right to be bigots, carrying tiki torches from Target and Walmart.

It was a couple of hundred haters, trying to make a point before their hate event, Unite the Right. Supposedly, there will thousands of White trash attending

Here's a video of this mess

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

FBI raided former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home



This tea is hot!

Two weeks ago, FBI agents raided Paul Manafort's home, searching for documents and other evidence for the probe into trump's campaign/Russia's role in the 2016 election.

The Washington Post reports
FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The search warrant was wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records. Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, confirmed that agents executed a warrant at one of the political consultant’s homes and that Manafort cooperated with the search.

Manafort has been voluntarily producing documents to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. The search warrant indicates investigators may have argued to a federal judge they had reason to believe Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena.

It could also have been intended to send a message to President Trump’s former campaign chairman that he should not expect gentle treatment or legal courtesies from Mueller’s team

Monday, August 7, 2017

Is Peter Thiel Ditching trump?

Interesting...

Gay man and trump mega supporter, Peter Thiel might have woke up from his 'sunken place'. Buzzfeed reports that Peter has distanced himself from trump, describing the administration as “incompetent” and a “disaster.”

Here's more:
Peter Thiel’s unguarded remarks have surprised associates, some of whom are still reeling from his full-throated endorsement of Trump at the Republican National Convention. And while the investor stands by the president in public — “I support President Trump in his ongoing fight,” he said in a statement to BuzzFeed News — his private doubts underscore the fragility of the president’s backing from even his most public allies.

Thiel’s views remain private — but various disparaging comments were recounted to BuzzFeed News by three separate sources, and others who subsequently confirmed those accounts. These people requested anonymity for fear of damaging personal relationships and possible retribution.
Again, interesting. Peter's whiteness made him forget that as a gay man, his rights are still in danger. Maybe after the recent attacks on our civil rights, Peter will see what a huge mistake he made.

Aaron Carter comes out Bi in a Tweet

Former teen star Aaron Carter came out about his sexuality in a tweet Saturday night.

He also quoted Boy George as he came out



Good luck, Aaron

Friday, August 4, 2017

White House aide flips out over questions about new Immigration Bill

Earlier today, Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) presented an updated version of a bill that overhauls the country’s legal immigration system. trump read it and said this:
“This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. The RAISE Act prevents new immigrants from collecting welfare and protects U.S. workers from being displaced. That’s a very big thing.”
This bill won't make it out of congress, however we know they will try to pass it.

Meanwhile, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lost it when CNN’s Jim Acosta called him out on the recklessness of the bill's terminology

WATCH

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Here's trump's approval rating in every state


From Business Insider

President Donald Trump has proven to be a divisive figure in his first six months in office, and Americans' views of how well he's doing his job vary widely across the country.

On Monday, Gallup released estimates of Trump's job approval rating in each of the 50 states, based on a collection of over 81,000 survey results between the president's inauguration on January 20 and June 30.

It's worth noting that the extended time interval, while necessary to ensure large enough sample sizes in each state to make reasonable estimates of the president's approval rating, means that views of Trump may have changed amid a tumultuous six months. Still, Gallup's results provide at least some idea of where the president stands across the states.

The president won all 17 of the states where he had an approval rating of at least 50%. However, approval was in the low 40s in several states he won in November, including in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, where he won razor-thin victories that put him over the top in the Electoral College.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci has been fired

Lord, the hits keep on coming

Anthony Scaramucci has been fired as the communications director for the White House.


The ho was only there for 10 days! But during that time, he boasted about being trump's bottom bitch, Bannon sucking his own dick and how crazy Reince Priebus was.

The decision to remove Mooch came from John F. Kelly, the real person in charge. I tell you, this administration is a mess.

Janet Mock's response to The Breakfast Club mess


After appearing on The Breakfast Club, Janet Mock found herself in the middle of a mess. Some stupid fool, Lil Duval, said some hurtful things on that show about trans women. He said:

“This might sound messed up and I don’t care. She dying. I can’t deal with that. You manipulated me to believe in this thing. If one did that to me, and they didn’t tell me, I’mma be so mad I’d probably going to want to kill them.”


Well, Janet responded in a piece in Allure magazine:
The hosts laugh after using my image as a literal prop — just days after I was a guest on the same show — for laughs, vitriol, and a deeper call and justification for violence. Just so we are all clear: On a black program that often advocates for the safety and lives of black people, its hosts laughed as their guest advocated for the murder of black trans women who are black people, too!

This was not the first time that I’ve been misgendered, dismissed, told that I am an abomination, that I need medical help and God, et cetera, et cetera. Boo boo: You are not original. Everything you’ve spewed has been said to me and my sisters before — hundreds of times. But there are deeper consequences to this casual ignorance.
It’s this deplorable rhetoric that leads many cis men, desperately clutching their heterosexuality, to yell at, kick, spit on, shoot, burn, stone, and kill trans women of color. It’s something I’ve written about extensively and even explored in my conversation with actress Amiyah Scott, who lost her sister Chyna Gibson when she was shot to death in New Orleans in February. Chyna was the fifth trans woman killed in 2017.

There have been at least 15 reported deaths of trans women of color so far this year, according to GLAAD.
Until cis people — especially heteronormative men — are able to interrogate their own toxic masculinity and realize their own gender performance is literally killing trans women, cis men will continue to persecute trans women and blame them for their own deaths. If you think trans women should disclose and “be honest,” then why don’t you work on making the damn world safe for us to exist in the first place? The “I’d kill a woman if I found out” rhetoric is precisely why so many women hold themselves so tight — the stigma and shame attached to our desires need to be abolished.
Activists and allies are coming for the Breakfast Club and lil Duval by using the hashtag #TransFolksAreNotaJoke. Please do yourself a favor and check it out

Sunday, July 30, 2017

WATCH as Lil Duval advocates DEATH to Trans Women on The Breakfast Club

On the radio show The Breakfast Club, a comedian Lil Duval lost his fucking mind and said some ignorant crap about trans women.

Prodded by Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy, Lil Duval said that if he was tricked into dating a trans woman that she would have to “die.”

WATCH

Friday, July 28, 2017

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus FIRED



Today in "Dumpster Fire," trump fired White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and replaced him with John Kelly, his Homeland Security secretary.

This was all done on Twitter btw


The reasons are unknown, but the rumors claim that Reince was leaking info about trump. I'm hoping that Reince spills the tea during the Sunday shows.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

WATCH: Sen. Chuck Schumer addresses the Senate after the 'skinny' ACA repeal bill fails

WATCH: Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks after 'skinny' ACA repeal vote fails

Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America apologizes for trump's Crazy Behavior


Get into this letter written by Michael Surbaugh is the Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America

Scouting Family,

In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased and furthered the Scouting mission by combining adventure and leadership development to give youth life-changing experiences. Scouts from Alaska met Scouts from Alabama; Scouts from New Mexico met those from New York, and American youth met youth from 59 other countries.

Over the course of ten days, Scouts have taken part in adventures, learned new skills, made new and lasting friendships and completed over 200 community service projects that offered 100,000 hours of service to the community by young men and women eager to do the right thing for the right reasons.

These character-building experiences have not diminished in recent days at the jamboree – Scouts have continued to trade patches, climb rock walls, and share stories about the day’s adventures. But for our Scouting family at home not able to see these real moments of Scouting, we know the past few days have been overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States.

I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters. We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.

While we live in a challenging time in a country divided along political lines, the focus of Scouting remains the same today as every day.

Trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness and bravery are just a few of the admirable traits Scouts aspire to develop – in fact, they make up the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

As part of our program’s duty to country, we teach youth to become active citizens, to participate in their government, respect the variety of perspectives and to stand up for individual rights.

Few will argue the importance of teaching values and responsibility to our youth — not only right from wrong, but specific positive values such as fairness, courage, honor and respect for others.

For all of the adventure we provide youth such as hiking, camping and zip-lining, those activities actually serve as proven pathways and opportunities to develop leadership skills and become people of character.

In a time when differences seem to separate our country, we hope the true spirit of Scouting will empower our next generation of leaders to bring people together to do good in the world.

Yours in Scouting,

Mike

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The official poster for AHS: Cult is here


Afraid of Clowns? WATCH the New IT trailer

Joint Chiefs chairman: No change in military’s transgender policy


Today, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the U.S. military will not change its transgender policy until trump clarifies his messy ass tweets.

Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said:
“I know there are questions about yesterday’s announcement on the transgender policy by the president. There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president’s direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance. In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect."
This news took all of us by surprise, especially the Pentagon. They were completely caught off guard by trump and his tweets. From their prospective, they didn't have any reason to implement a ban, so why is trump doing this?

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senate Rejects Repeal Without Replace

Some good news...

The Senate rejected a measure to repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act today.

Here's more
The vote, 45-55, underscored the bind that Republican leaders have found themselves in. Seven Republicans voted against the measure — Senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, John McCain of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — showing that repealing the health law without an immediate replacement lacks crucial support among Republicans.

But a more comprehensive measure that would have repealed major parts of the law with a ready replacement also came up short on Tuesday night.

With neither approach viable, Senate Republican leaders may have no choice but to fall back on a third choice: Push a far more limited measure that repeals parts of the Affordable Care Act, such as its mandate that most people have insurance and a tax on medical devices, but leaves most of President Barack Obama’s signature health law in place. Senators would then take their narrow bill into negotiations with the House, which passed a comprehensive measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
So, another fail is coming

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OutServe-SLDN condemns President's Tweets on Transgender Service



OutServe-SLDN Comments on Trump Tweets Regarding Transgender Service Members


(WASHINGTON) July 26, 2017 – OutServe-SLDN issued the following statement today, in response to Donald Trump’s tweetstorm on open military service by transgender individuals.

"In his latest example of pseudo-policy-by-twitter, Donald Trump has shown blatant disregard for transgender service members who have been serving openly since October 2016. The disruptive burden to the military comes from indecision in a White House which itself is not focused on victory if it’s targeting service members. The readiness, effectiveness, and lethality of the Armed Services comes from the commitment of our troops – not the vagaries and bigotry of exclusionary policies.

We are committed to transgender service members. We are going to fight for them as hard as they are fighting for the country. And we’re going to start by taking the fight to Donald Trump in the Federal Court"

trump bans Trans people from the Military

Remember when trump called himself a "real friend" of the LGBT community?

Well, that was a lie and if you believed it, you were stupid.

Today, trump tweeted:

There's no reasoning behind it. There's no research to even support this. However, he felt that this was a major issue. This is pure bigotry.

We will fight this

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Paul Manafort

And it begins.

The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Paul Manafort to appear publicly before the committee tomorrow.

Committee leaders Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein had subpoenaed Manafort last night.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Today on this trumpcare Bill

Monday, June 26, 2017

22 million losing healthcare by 2026

If passed, 22 million would lose health insurance under the GOP's health care bill vs. the ACA.

Many of these folks are trump voters


Travel Ban: Block Folks Now, Ask Questions Later

So the Supreme Court will review trump’s travel ban in October, and at the same time, allowing a different version of the order to go into effect today.
Individuals from the six Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban ― Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen ― who have a bona fide relationship with the United States aren’t blocked from entering the country.

The court’s order released Monday said a “close familial relationship is required” for individuals who wish to live with or visit a family member. When the relationship is with an entity like a university, it must be “formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading” the executive order.

As an example, they said, students and lecturers would have a formal relationship, as would someone who accepted employment with an American company. But it would not apply to someone who “enters into a relationship simply to avoid” the executive order. For example, the order said, “a nonprofit group devoted to immigration issues may not contact foreign nationals from the designated countries, add them to client lists, and then secure their entry by claiming injury from their exclusion.”

Although the case doesn’t specifically involve refugee resettlement, Monday’s announcement will likely throw a major wrench into the resettlement process. Many refugees who are resettled in the U.S. come from the six targeted countries, so any who have been totally cleared for resettlement and were waiting to travel to the U.S. in the coming weeks will no longer be able to, unless they have family members here.
Lord... fix this

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Interesting Quote: Colin Kaepernick




"I have made my decision I will not be participating in this organization called the NFL anymore they don't value what I stand for so I must leave because my activism and the love I have for my people and most importantly building these kids minds with confidence and love for self, Means more to me than any Superbowl Ring. I want black kids to see me and think, 'Okay, he's carrying himself as a black man, and that's how a black man should carry himself. I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed."

Writing another comic, but I need your help

Hi all,

Just wanted to announce that StrangeLore Vol 2 is being written!


This upcoming story is going to be a game changer and I can't wait to get it out. With that said, I will need your help getting it out there!

I'm starting a Patreon to help with the cost of the pages. I'm hoping you can give what you can to help finish some of Vol 1 and Vol 2. There will be treats along the way and contributors will get some amazing things!

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Johnny Depp in some heat over trump Assassination talk



Lord Johnny Depp in is some mess.

While he was introducing his movie “The Libertine” at the Glastonbury festival, Johnny said this:
"Can you bring Trump here?" Folks jeered. "You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"
"I want to clarify. I'm not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it's been a while. Maybe it's about time. By the way, this is going to be in the press and it'll be horrible. It's just a question, I'm not insinuating anything."
Well, he was right. Folks were upset... well, trump's folks.

Then the White House released this statement:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official.”
Has he? Because there has been plenty of statements and things said, and done that he hasn't condemned.


source

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Really Steve Bannon?

So this happened today...

When asked why Sean Spicer would not be doing press conferences any more, White House hog Steve Bannon blurted out "Sean got fatter"



Girl?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

News on the Alexandria Shooting, the suspect is James Hodgkinson

the alleged shooter 
From CNN
Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack."

President Donald Trump said the gunman had been killed. Federal law enforcement sources identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson is 66.The shooter's injuries are described as serious, according to the law enforcement source.
 
Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN. A congressional staffer was also injured. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods was also identified as one of the victims, and Sen. Jeff Flake said Mika was the most seriously injured.
As more reports pop up, we have learned that James is a Bernie supporter and he wasn't a fan of trump

see more on his Facebook page


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Russian Cyber Hacks on our Electoral System is Deeper than You think

For those who think the Russia investigation is a waste of time...

Bloomberg reports
Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported.

In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database. Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said.

The scope and sophistication so concerned Obama administration officials that they took an unprecedented step -- complaining directly to Moscow over a modern-day “red phone.” In October, two of the people said, the White House contacted the Kremlin on the back channel to offer detailed documents of what it said was Russia’s role in election meddling and to warn that the attacks risked setting off a broader conflict.
Please check out the rest of the story, it's a good read

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Viktor is a small town southern boy living in Los Angeles. You can find him on Twitter, writing about pop culture, politics, and comics. He’s the creator of the graphic novel StrangeLore and currently getting back into screenwriting.