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Virginia GOP Nominee Believes Gays Are ‘Very Sick’... →
The Virginia Republican Party this weekend nominated for lieutenant governor a minister who has a history of virulent anti-gay statements, accuses the Democratic Party of enslaving African Americans, and criticized President Obama for having “Muslim sensibilities.” The former Senate candidate ,who in 2012garnered less than 5 percent of the vote in the Republican primary,bested six other...
A 'moral' issue: Vote on lifting Boy Scouts' gay... →
Tracie Felker and Joe Marion share a deep passion for Scouting. Each has a son who attained the top rank of Eagle, and each has spent numerous years and thousands of hours volunteering as Scout leaders, promoting Scout values. And that’s where they diverge. When the Boy Scouts of America votes next week on whether to admit gay youth as members, Felker and Marion hope for opposite outcomes. ...
Daily Kos: KMOV MUST fire GOP mouthpiece Larry... →
I am going to say this on here: It is WELL past time that KMOV (the CBS affiliate in St. Louis) gets rid of GOP shill Larry Conners permanently, especially after his latest incident with the IRS and lying about it. I bet he has a slot on rabid-right hate talker KFTK 97.1 FM lined up for him, along with his fellow former KMOV employees Marc Cox (Sunday Nights and weekday fill-in) and Jamie Allman...
#IL4M: Will Illinois Say 'I Do' To Marriage... →
With just days left before the Illinois General Assembly ends its regular session, activists are scrambling to get a gay marriage bill to the finish line. Supporters have racked up an impressive number of high-profile victories in recent months, including adding three states to the marriage equality column through the ballot box in November – Washington, Maine and Maryland – and an equal number...
Jeffrey Nugent says his brother Ted Nugent is... →
I’m a member of the National Rifle Association and a former Army officer with assignments in the military police, artillery, and operations research and intelligence at the Pentagon. I’m also Ted Nugent’s older brother. Ted and I recently attended the NRA convention in Houston, where he delivered the gathering’s final speech and continued his ardent defense of the Second Amendment. Ted and I...
Peacock Panache: Obama's Umbrella-Gate →
In an addendum to this story posted earlier today, we have yet another Republican-manufactured “scandal” to add to the list: Obama’s use of an umbrella. Yep, Republicans now have their panties twisted over a request President Obama made to have umbrellas used for himself and a guest during a speaking engagement. What’s the furor over? According to the Washington Post: On...
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Mondale and Dukakis Back Marriage Equality →
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis told ThinkProgress this week that they support marriage equality. With their endorsements, every living former Democratic presidential nominee is now on record in support of same-sex marriage. Every other living Democratic nominee had previously made their support explicit. The list includes: 1. Former...
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Radio Host Frequented By Gun Activists Calls For... →
Pete Santilli is the kind of person we normally wouldn’t cover here – an unhinged Internet ranter who exists somewhere to the crazier side of Alex Jones. Santilli’s broadcast – on which he details conspiracy theories on everything from 9/11 to Sandy Hook — doesn’t even have Jones’ audience: he describes himself as “a radio talkshow host ready to take my show to national syndication; that...
Illinois Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill |... →
Medical marijuana use in Illinois is now in Gov. Pat Quinn’s hands after the state Senate approved legislation. Lawmakers voted 35-21 Friday to send the measure to Quinn for final approval. Quinn hasn’t signaled whether he will sign it into law. The proposal allows physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions....
CONFIRMED: GOP Sources Altered Benghazi E-Mails To... →
Happy Ninth Anniversary To Gay Marriage In The... →
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage nine years ago on Friday, after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state may not “deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.” The state Legislature was given 180 days to take action. It didn’t, and on May...
(via Crooks and Liars: Rep. Cramer Blames Legalized Abortion for School Shootings) A Republican congressman from North Dakota suggested to the graduating class at University of Mary earlier this month that the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks and multiple school shootings were all connected to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in...
The far-right IFI compares Medical Marijuana bill...
Guess what the far-right IFI (@profamilyil) said on medical marijuana bill HB1? They bashed George Soros. #Twill twitter.com/JGibsonDem/sta… — Justin Gibson (@JGibsonDem) May 17, 2013
Delusional Nutbag Allen West hired as Fixed News... →
Former congressman Allen West has found a new home on Fox News, where he has been signed on as a contributor. “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup,” Fox News Vice President Bill Shine said in a statement. West served in the army before running for Congress...
House immigration group reaches 'agreement in... →
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reached an “agreement in principle” on a sweeping immigration bill that would parallel work underway in the Senate, sources said Thursday. h/t: Los Angeles Times
KMOV's Larry Conners off the air until further... →
Longtime KMOV (Channel 4) anchorman Larry Conners is “off the air” until further notice. The station is examining Conners’ recent allegations that he was targeted by the Internal Revenue Service after interviewing President Barack Obama. “He’s not suspended. We just all thought it made sense (for him) to take a few days off,” news director Sean...
WaPo's Ezra Klein: The scandals are falling apart →
Things go wrong in government. Sometimes it’s just bad luck. Sometimes it’s rank incompetence. Sometimes it’s criminal wrongdoing. Most of the time you never hear about it. Or, if you do hear about it, the media eventually gets bored talking about it (see warming, global). But every so often an instance of government wrongdoing sprouts wings and becomes something quite exciting: A political...
Keith Olbermann Settles $50 Million Current TV... →
justinsentertainmentcorner: Keith Olbermann has resolved the $50 million legal dispute with Current TV over his firing from the network, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter. A settlement is said to have been reached during a private mediation session in San Francisco on Tuesday. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Olbermann and Current, who sued each other in April...
ABL on Viewpoint with John Fugelsang →
angryblacklady: I was on Viewpoint with John Fugelsang last night. Here’s the clip for those of you suffering under the yoke of Time Warner which dropped Current from its line-up after Al-Jazeera bought it because MUSLIMS, I guess. It was my first time being on real live TV, like with a make-up person and a green room and what-not. So that happened. Good times.
[#IL4M]: Final Countdown: Illinois marriage... →
Springfield, IL — The Illinois House has just over two weeks to vote on SB10, or the Religious Freedom and Marriage Act, or the legislation is in danger of dying. If a vote does not take place by May 31, the end of the current session, supporters of the bill will essentially have to start from scratch. Members of the activist coalition lobbying on behalf of SB10 said they are confident their...
YCRBYCH's Bradlee Dean Has Epic Meltdown over... →
Minnesota-based Religious Right activist/rock star Bradlee Dean went ballistic on his radio show yesterday in response to his state’s new marriage equality law. Dean warned that Gov. Mark Dayton, who signed the same-sex marriage bill into law, is at “war with God” and is “about to find out what it’s like as to what the fallout is when you throw rocks towards God, he’s going to learn how gravity...
Arresting a Teen Girl for Dozing Off in Class? Why... →
Brianna Pena, a 5-year-old, was told she could not return to her kindergarten classroom at her Bronx, NY, charter school until she was “psychiatrically cleared” to return by a medical professional. It was her first day at a new school. She didn’t know anyone and repeatedly cried, “Nobody cares about me!” School officials insist that Brianna kept “yelling and throwing chairs” during the...
New Talking Point Revelations Should End Benghazi... →
Conservatives Warn Of AARP’s Support For... →
AARP strives to serve the interests of all people over the age of 50, and that includes members of the LGBT community. The organization has a webpage dedicated to AARP Pride, with resources related to issues like marriage equality’s legal benefits, nondiscrimination protections in nursing homes, and unique health concerns like HIV. Because of AARP’s inclusiveness, the American Family Association...
JGibsonBlog: Why KMOV MUST fire GOP hack Larry... →
As you may have heard in the news recently, veteran KMOV news anchor (and right-wing hero) Larry Conners (@lconnersnews4) is in really hot water because he claimed (falsely) that he was “harassed by the IRS” after his infamous interview with President Obama last year in which he asked right-wing gotcha questions (most notably the “Obamas take too much vacations” lie...
Obama Announces IRS Leader Resignation After... →
WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the “misconduct” detailed in a report about the Internal Revenue Service’s handling of requests from conservative groups is “inexcusable.” “Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” he said. In the wake of the uproar, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested — and has accepted — the resignation of the acting...
Delusional Asshole Michele Bachmann: "The IRS Will... →
During an interview with World Net Daily, former Republican presidential aspirant Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) raised the question: could Obamacare allow the IRS to “deny or delay” conservatives’ access to medical care? Bachmann’s musings come on the heels of an ongoing IRS scandal centering on the agency’s improper scrutiny of conservative political groups. While right-wing...
(via Homophobic Texas Candidate Calls Reporter ‘C*nt, B*tch, Coward’ in Voicemail Tirade) D Magazine on Tuesday published a shockingly not safe for work voicemail from Dallas City Council candidate Richard P. Sheridan who said that the publication had not done enough to inform voters that his opponent was gay. In the voicemail left over the weekend, Sheridan tells reporter Danner...
Liberty Counsel's Barber: "Satan Is Trying to Get... →
On today’s “Faith and Freedom” broadcast, Matt Barber explained that the push for gay marriage is really an effort by Satan to get the United States to officially embrace sin. Since man-woman marriage is a metaphor for Christ and the Church, Barber explained, “Satan hates the institution of natural marriage and wants to see it watered down.” “What is central...
Stakelbeck Condemns Obama for Defending Right to... →
Next time Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent Erick Stakelbeck talks about religious liberty, just remember that he doesn’t seem to extend that freedom to Muslims. During a conference call with the group Tea Party Unity, Stakelbeck attacked the Obama administration for having “literally” intervened in cases to defend the construction of mosques. Stakelbeck said he is outraged that the...
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Shocking IRS Witch Hunt? Actually, It's a... →
On Monday, President Obama weighed in on the alleged targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service, calling for a full investigation into what he said would constitute “outrageous” conduct. That’s one way to put it. Here’s another: depressingly normal. For much of the last century, abuse of the IRS for political ends has been the rule, not the...
Right-Wing 'News' Outlet: 'Obamacare Just Killed... →
An email sent from Charisma media, a Pentecostal media company, brings the “news” that Obamacare has killed its millionth person. Amazingly, this milestone was reached even before health care reform has been fully implemented. The claim is not documented or explained in any way. It seems to be mostly an attention-grabbing way to promote some right-wing hucksterism. Here’s how the letter...
Dick Cheney on Benghazi: We would have been... →
liberal-focus: Yeah, right Dude, just like you were on 911. What a pathetic jerk. Former defense chief, Robert Gates says otherwise. See Seattle PI report are link in green area above.
Statement by the President on the IRS fiasco | The... →
I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS...
#IL4M: WICS NewsChannel 20 : Illinois House... →
Illinois could become the fourth state this month to legalize same-sex marriage. The Minnesota legislature approved it Tuesday, and the governor there is expected to sign it today. SB10, or the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, has already passed the Senate, but hasn’t been called for a vote in the House. The bill’s chief sponsor in the House, Rep. Greg Harris, said he...
#IL4M: Illinois Marriage Equality Opposition... →
In many of the states that have waged marriage equality fights recently, opponents have often coalesced around a coalition consisting of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the state’s Catholic conference, and the state’s “family policy council” affiliate of the Family Research Council. In Illinois, however, these typical players have not united in the same way, seemingly in part...
The Guaradian: The Kermit Gosnell murder case... →
Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Pro-choice groups cheered the ruling. He is a criminal, as Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and nearly every pro-choice writer who has written about this case have emphatically stated, and a vivid picture of what abortion was like before legalization. He has received due process and will soon receive his due – and deserved – punishment. ...
Eric Holder Orders Probe Into IRS Targeting Tea... →
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s ordered a Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny. He said the FBI was coordinating with the Department of Justice to see if any laws were broken. At a news conference Tuesday at the Justice Department, Holder called the practice, in his...
Brazil To Become 15th Country To Offer Same-Sex... →
History has been made in Brazil today, as the National Council of Justice (Portuguese: Conselho Nacional de Justiça) has voted 14-1 to support a resolution stipulating that same-sex couples should be able to receive marriage licenses throughout the entire country. In 2011, the Brazilian Supreme Court had ruled that it was unconstitutional to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but...
Is the IRS hassling KMOV anchor and GOP shill... →
Much news is being generated by allegations that the Internal Revenue Service recently has targeted conservative groups. Now KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchorman Larry Connerswonders if he is being targeted by the IRS because of tough questions he asked President Barack Obama during an interview in April 2012. Monday night, Conners posted his concerns on Facebook.The post begins: “Shortly...
Lonesome Rhodes Beck: "Like Al Capone, Obama Will... →
Glenn Beck opened his television program last night by marveling that America’s “tolerance of lies and corruption is phenomenal” and declaring that if the nation fails to hold the Obama administration accountable for things like Benghazi and the IRS scandal, “I am afraid of the monster we have created.” Later in the program, Beck declared that the Obama...
RNC Director Of Hispanic Outreach Quits Party And... →
When Republicans appointed Pablo Pantoja to State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, they hoped he would be able to bridge the sizable gap that only expanded during the 2012 elections, when the state’s 4.7 million Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 20 percent margin. But after months of inaction by Congressional Republicans on...