Tuesday December 12, 2017

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail

President Trump blasted the father of one of the ?three ?UCLA ?basketball ?players released after being picked up on shoplifting charges in China ?and said he should have “left them in jail” after LaVar Ball suggested the president had little to do with helping ?his son? get out of the country.  More…

Vandals attack Teddy Roosevelt statue at Museum of Natural History

Red paint was splashed at the statue of Theodore Roosevelt on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History early Thursday, according to cops. Activists last year called for museum to take down the “racist” statue, calling it a “stark embodiment” of white supremacy that Roosevelt “espoused and promoted.”  More…

That explains it: Many Congress members have Alzheimer’s

A pharmacist who fills all the scripts for Congress members says he’s given Alzheimer’s drugs to lawmakers — who may be running the country minus their marbles. “It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”  More…

Playmate says Al Franken groped her

A former Playboy Playmate on Thursday accused Sen. Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during the rehearsal for a skit during a USA Tour in the Middle East and then groping her as she slept during a flight back to the United States.  More…

Ex-ESPN reporter blasts GQ over ‘joke’ Kaepernick award

On Monday, GQ magazine released its special issue naming former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” “Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners… Win Citizen of the Year,” Britt McHenry wrote. “Serve in the US Military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick.”  More…

It pays to flip off Trump’s motorcade

She gave President Trump’s motorcade the finger — and now supporters are raising tens of thousands of dollars for her. A GoFundMe campaign to support Virginia resident Juli Briskman — who flipped off the commander-in-chief’s motorcade while biking — had raised more than $73,000 as of Tuesday.  More…

Army may give Bergdahl hundreds of thousands in back pay for his time in captivity

When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl came home in 2014, he was potentially entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay that accumulated over five years while he was in Taliban captivity in Afghanistan. From the moment he was captured, Bergdahl became eligible for extra pay available to captive troops.  More…

Richard Dreyfuss hit with sexual harassment allegation

Richard Dreyfuss has been publicly accused of sexual harassment — making him the latest Hollywood heavyweight to be hit with allegations in recent weeks. The Oscar-winning actor was named in a Vulture piece on Friday evening, just days after his son came forward and said that he was “fondled” by Kevin Spacey, while Dreyfuss was in the same room.  More…

With Election of Trans, Bi Women, Palm Springs City Council Now Entirely Queer

The Palm Springs, Calif., City Council now has transgender and bisexual members – and is entirely LGBT or queer. Lisa Middleton made history as the first openly trans candidate elected to a nonjudicial office in California.  More…

Black cadet admits to writing racial slurs outside Air Force Academy dorm room

One of the black Air Force Academy cadets who claimed he was targeted by racial slurs scrawled outside his dorm room actually wrote the hateful messages himself, school officials said this week.  More…

Woman who gave Donald Trump the middle finger fired from her job

A woman whose picture went viral after she raised her middle finger at Donald Trump as his motorcade passed her on her bicycle has been fired from her job. Juli Briskman was cycling in Virginia last month when she offered the gesture in a gut reaction to Trump’s policies, she said. “He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” she told the Huffington Post. “I’m thinking, Daca recipients are getting kicked out.  More…

Ex-DNC chair rolls over: Donna Brazile reveals how Hillary Clinton ‘rigged’ the Democratic primary

Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Hillary Clinton gained control of the political party before she won the presidential nomination in an effort to squeeze out Bernie Sanders. She began investigating whether Clinton “rigged the nomination process” as emails hacked from the DNC and published by WikiLeaks last year had suggested.  More…

Papa John rips NFL for anthem protests response

Better ingredients, better pizza; more NFL anthem protests, less sales. That was the message Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter sent Wednesday. “The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during a conference call, according to ESPN. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”  More…

Netflix Announces ‘House Of Cards’ Will End After Sixth Season

As allegations of unwanted sexual advances in 1986 by Kevin Spacey against a then teenage Anthony Rapp have emerged, Netflix today has decided to pull the plug on House of Cards after the upcoming sixth season.  More…

California Drops Felony Charge for Those Who Knowingly Transmit HIV to Partners

Starting Jan. 1, it will no longer be a felony in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV with the intention of spreading the virus. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) signed the legislation last Friday to lower the offense to a misdemeanor.  More…