Monday, November 20, 2017

Trump Supporter: If Jesus Christ Said Trump Is With Russia, I'd Check With The President If It's True

CNN checked in with some Trump supporters to see how he's doing.

One fan/follower/sycophant literally said this:

"If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, 'Hold on a second. I need to check with the President if it's true.'"

Watch below.

News Round-Up: November 20, 2017

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Some news items you might have missed:

• Alex Abramov (above) seems to be handling the cold weather in NYC quite well :)

• According to a professor at Cornell University, young men are becoming comfortable identifying as "mostly straight" (as opposed to bisexual) which might be linked to relaxed millennial attitudes toward sexuality.

• Out singer Colum Scott of Britain's Got Talent fame has a new song - "You Are The Reason." He says the song is a "thank you to those special people who make our lives better, simply because they’re in it.” Watch below.

True Blood star Rutina Wesley has come out and announced her engagement.

• A Tennessee town has banned drag shows as being "sexually oriented business."

• The mother of one of Kevin Spacey's accusers says 8 more men have shared allegations with her.

• And, as today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, let's take a listen to these trans young people about their feelings on how they are perceived and how they'd like to be seen:

Australian Lawmaker Won't Support Marriage Equality Due To Crocodile Attacks

Bob Katter

Now that 62% of Australians have given a thumbs up to marriage equality, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised to make same-sex marriage the law of the land "down under" by Christmas.

But Christian fundamentalist and anti-LGBT legislator Bob Katter says there are other matters much more pressing that need attention.

“I mean, you know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I am concerned,” said Katter at a recent press conference.

But his tone switched up as he brought up an issue near and dear to his heart.

“But I ain’t spending any time on it because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in north Queensland.”

Katter has apparently been concerned about the inferred crocodile death epidemic (which actually doesn't exist) for some time.

However, according to the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, there have been only 11 croc attacks since 1985.

While I understand how vicious a crocodile attack may be, I'm not sure it's a good reason to put all other legislative issues on hold.

Watch Katter share his concerns below.

Thomas Roberts Leaves MSNBC

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MSNBC has announced that out news anchor Thomas Roberts will be parting ways with the news network.

A spokesperson for MSNBC issued this statement:

“Thomas Roberts has decided to leave MSNBC for other endeavors. He’s been a valued member of the NBC News and MSNBC family since 2010, and we’re thankful for his contributions and Emmy Award-winning coverage for the news division. We wish him success in his new adventure.”

I've been surprised at Roberts' journey at MSNBC as it seems he just couldn't find the right fit in the network's range of programming.

In December of 2016, "Live with Thomas Robert" which aired weekdays at 2PM was canceled. He then took on anchor duties for MSNBC Live on weekends from 5-7 PM.

Prior to that he had hosted "Out There with Thomas Roberts," a weekly program which focused on LGBT topics for MSNBC's online digital platform.

Roberts and his team won the network an Emmy in September 2016 for their extensive coverage of the Obergefell decision at the U.S. Supreme Court which made same-sex marriage the law of the land.

North Korea Calls Trump "Old Lunatic," "Depraved," And "Stupid;" Trump Retaliates By Placing NK On List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

On Sunday, North Korea's state-run Minju Joson newspaper issued a scathing commentary on Donald Trump saying, in part, “A load of rubbish spouted by the old lunatic Trump during his recent visit to South Korea was a total of all nonsense and paradox so far.”

The editorial went on to state that the U.S. would regret “letting such a depraved and stupid guy occupy the Oval Office.”

In retaliation, Donald Trump announced today he has placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

From CNN:

Trump announced the move Monday during a public meeting with his Cabinet at the White House and said the Treasury Department will announce new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday.

"Today the United States is designating the North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago," Trump said.

North Korea was removed from the list by President George W. Bush in 2008.

Trump said that North Korea has "repeatedly" sponsored acts of terrorism, including "assassinations on foreign soil."

"This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea ... and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime," Trump said.

Over 30 Come Forward Regarding Anti-LGBT Family Values Lawmaker Wes Goodman's Sexual Advances

Wes Goodman (via Twitter)
Wow. This story just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Caleb Hull, writing for the Independent Journal Review, has interviewed dozens of men who say disgraced Ohio state Rep. Wes Goodman had approached them with inappropriate sexual overtures and/or sent sexually suggestive photos via Snapchat.

Goodman resigned from office last week after he was caught having consensual sex in his Ohio state office. But it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Hull points out that the approach for the vast majority of men Goodman engaged was similar across the board.

Goodman has a reputation of reaching out to those involved in politics via Facebook messenger — but things tend to quickly turn south as he has been known to flirt with men, solicit sex, and even send pictures of his genitals, according to dozens of sources. The majority of the people he targets are between the ages of 18 and 24 and have had very little interaction with him personally.

In many instances of his alleged sexual misconduct, Goodman apparently offered to be a “mentor” for those looking to get into politics. Because of the power he had, his victims say they were afraid to report instances of abuse for fear of damaging their own political careers.


The sources informed IJR that many more photos of extremely explicit behavior — including Goodman in his underwear drinking beer, him showing his legs, and pictures of his penis — exist. Goodman always sent these on Snapchat to avoid the photos being saved, which is likely part of the reason why it has taken so long for his behavior to be exposed.

The source who received pictures of his legs and him drinking beer in his underwear told IJR that he thought about tweeting about the incident to call him out “for being a perverted weirdo,” but decided not to. He ultimately described Goodman as “a major creep.”

From one source: "Goodman asked me personal questions such as if I have a girlfriend or I was single and 'how big I was down there.' He also asked if I was the big or small spoon and the catcher or the pitcher. He would snap me late at night around 2 and 3 a.m. saying his wife was sleeping and he was bored and lonely.”

Goodman told one of the men he needed help “alpha to alpha” and that “it wouldn't be gay if it's just two alphas.”

Remember, this was all happening as Goodman maintained a public image that portrayed him as seriously homophobic.

Many of the men Goodman approached took pics of their phone screens to capture the interactions.

Here's just some of the screen captures. There's much more at the Independent Review Journal. I highly recommend reading the full article.

Attorney For One Of Roy Moore's Accusers Turns Down Sean Hannity In Epic Style

Sean Hannity
A producer for Fox News' Sean Hannity program reached out to one of Roy Moore's accusers to invite the woman on his show to discuss the many allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore.

As many of you know, Hannity has had Moore himself on his show wherein he gave Moore the most softball interview of his life.

The lawyer for Gloria Deason totally called the booker at Fox News out for the ridiculous invite.

This is how it's done, kids.

"Thank you for the invite. Please tell Sean Hannity that I would never submit a survivor of abuse to the inevitable on-camera bullying and persecution by him. Mr. Hannity chose to believe and support Roy Moore immediately after learning about the numerous accusations against him describing sexual assault, child molestation and harassment.

"Mr. Hannity has belittled, defamed and engaged in an on-air campaign against the victims of Mr. Moore. He is totally uninterested in discovering the truth. He gave Mr. Moore a lazy, softball interview which his own panel did not find credible. In fact, the panel mocked Mr. Moore over his inconsistencies and lies.

"It is laughable to assume that Mr. Hannity is capable of conducting a fair and balanced interview. He is not known for journalistic integrity. He is merely seeking an opportunity to publicly attack and further defame Mr. Moore's vulnerable victims.

"Well that's not happening. Not on my watch.

"Respectfully, Paula Cobia - Attorney for Gloria Deason"


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2017 Transgender Day Of Remembrance #TDOR17

The year 2017 is already the deadliest year on record for transgender people with at least 25 trans homicides reported so far.

Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1999 thanks to as a way to honor Rita Hester, a trans woman murdered inside her Boston apartment in 1998.

A vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Observed every November 20, the day is meant to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Click here for a list of those trans people we've lost to violence this year.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued this statement in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance:

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world. Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.

Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected.

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.