Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kim Davis' Law Firm, Anti-Gay Liberty Counsel, Called Out By Associated Press

Mat Staver, of the virulently anti-gay Liberty Counsel

Finally, a mainstream media source - the Associated Press, no less - has exposed the Liberty Counsel for the anti-gay, hate mongering organization that it is.

Kim Davis’ lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.

The crowd erupted.

It wasn’t true. Staver’s firm, the Liberty Counsel, which revealed Davis’ secret meeting with Pope Francis, has been accused by advocacy groups of peddling misrepresentations in the past. Yet it has become the main source of details about the controversial pope meeting.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Liberty Counsel as an anti-gay hate groups for spreading false information. “A group that regularly portrays gay people as perverse, diseased pedophiles putting Western civilization at risk are way, way over the line,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the center.

The Liberty Counsel has connected homosexuality to higher rates of promiscuity and incest, Potok said, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

The firm opposes laws banning hate crimes and supports discredited conversion therapies that purport to turn homosexuals into heterosexuals.

Staver once declared that the Boy Scouts would become a “playground for pedophiles” once it allowed gay troop leaders.

Staver said the meeting with the pope validates his arguments about Davis’ rights to conscientious objection. He rejects even the suggestion he might wake up one day and discover himself on the wrong side of history.

Last week, he showed the crowd at the Values Voter Summit the photo of the imaginary Peruvian prayer rally and declared its significance in the battle against Christian oppression. “That, my friends, is happening around the world,” he said. “When one person stands it has an impact and Kim Davis will continue to stand for her lord and savior Jesus Christ.”

Read the full expose here.

Quite enjoyable reading, I must say.

(h/t JMG)

Comedy: Donald Trump Sounds lIke Your Drunk Neighbor

Donald J. Trump sounds like our drunk neighbor.Like our page for new comedy every week!

Posted by Friend Dog Studios on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Royal Marine David McIntosh Stops Traffic On Instagram

Very hunky David McIntosh, a star of the British TV series Gladiators and Celebrity Big Brother, is conquering the world of Instagram one hot and hunky pic at a time.

The former Royal Marine leaves little to imagination when it comes to recent posts on his Instagram account.

Check out just a few of the chiseled hunk below, then head over to his full account here.

Warning - NSFW.

(h/t Gaily Grind)

Another Good Reason To Elect A Democrat As President

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Unemployment historically heads lower under recent Democratic presidents than Republicans.

Look at the chart above. Note how the lines head downward during Clinton and Obama's years.

There you have it.

Vice-President Joe Biden Calls For Passage Of The Equality Act Speaking At Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Giving robust and unequivocal support to the LGBT community, Vice-President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address at last night's Human Rights Campaign gala in Washington, D.C. last night.

Via Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade:

Vice President Joseph Biden, who delivered the keynote address at the dinner, touted the significance of the court ruling on marriage, but also turned toward other issues relevant to the LGBT community.

“The great arc of justice is the journey of this nation, and it continues to move in the right direction,” Biden said. “We’re moving closer and closer to the animating spirit of America because of all of you, not me, because of all of you.”

Although he’s previously articulated support for comprehensive legislation prohibiting anti-LGBT legislation, Biden took the opportunity of his speech to explicitly endorse the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

“I strongly support the Equality Act, and it will pass, it will pass,” Biden said. “It may not pass this Congress. It will pass because it’s simple and it’s straightforward.”

Donald Trump Mocks Marco Rubio As "Little Boy"

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Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump mocked Sen. Marco Rubio today when he tweeted the above graphic.

Text of the graphic:

Never Hire A Boy To Do A Man's Job.

Marco Rubio seems like a nice boy. Well mannered but bought & paid for. JEB and the PACS sat him down and taught him all that fancy government stuff. "RINO RUBE" repeats it well! Good Boy"

But sorry, little "RUBE". You just don't have the swagger to negotiate with Vladimir Putin and...actually run a country.

Maybe one day when you're all grown up but for now, a real man will do the job. Now drink your milk and eat your cookies. Nappy time!

Hillary Clinton On Season Premiere Of Saturday Night Live

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is getting good marks for her appearance on SNL last night where she played a Brooklyn bartender offering support to SNL cast member Kate McKinnon's "fake Hillary Clinton."

Via Salon:

The segment did exactly what those close to Clinton have been encouraging her to do to appear more personable: use her self-deprecating sense of humor she’s famous for to help boost sagging poll numbers. The two even mocked some of Clinton’s slow-to-act positions such as her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline and support of gay marriage. “I could have supported it sooner,” fake Clinton said. “Well, you supported it pretty soon,” real Clinton said. “Yeah… coulda been sooner” said fake Clinton.

The most hilarious moment came when old SNL cast member Darrell Hammond appeared to do his Bill Clinton impression, took one look at the two HRC’s and screamed “Oh my God! They’re multiplying!” before running out of the fake Brooklyn bar.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton Speaks To Human Rights Campaign On LGBT Rights

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton addressed members of the Human Rights Campaign this morning, speaking passionately about LGBT rights.

From ABC News:

"Ben Carson says that marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman empire," the Democratic presidential candidate said to laughter during a breakfast at the LGBT rights organization's annual gathering in Washington, D.C.

Clinton then mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which drew hisses and boos from the crowd gathered inside the grand ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel, and went on to challenge him to join her at a gay pride parade.

"Ted Cruz slammed a political opponent for marching in a pride parade. He clearly has no idea what he's missing. Pride parades are so much fun. I was marching in them back when I was first lady. You should join sometime Senator, come on," she said.

Both Carson and Cruz have said they believe marriage is between a man and a woman. ABC News has reached out to their campaigns for comment to Clinton's remarks.

"Hillary would have everyone believe she's been in favor of marriage equality since the fall of the Roman Empire," Carson campaign spokesman Doug Watts said. "When she's not lying, she's spinning!"

"We need to say with one voice that transgender people are valued, loved, and one of us," she said. "Transgendered people are still banned from serving ... that is an outdated rule. I support the policy review that Defense Secretary [Ash] Carter recently announced in the Pentagon. I hope the United States joins many other countries and lets transgendered people join openly.”

She later called out the Republican presidential candidates for ignoring the issue all together.

"See if you are ever in a forum with any of them, if you can get them to say the word transgendered," she said.

Speaking of The Equality Act, which has been introduced in Congress, which would outlaw discrimination against LGBTs in virtually every corner of society, Hillary said this:

"It's a noble piece of legislation that deserves to become the law of the land. As president, I will fight for it and I hope many of you will be with me when I sign it into law."

Tweet Of The Day: Hillary Clinton Speaking At Human Rights Campaign

Seth Meyers Takes "A Closer Look" At The Recent Congressional Hearings On Planned Parenthood

Late Night with Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the recent Congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood.

He absolutely nails this. As funny as it is, the underlying truth makes this definitely worth the watch.

Music: Lady Gaga Covers Chic Classic "I Want Your Love" For Tom Ford Fashion Line

Ok, I really like this. Who doesn't love the original version of "I Want Your Love" by Chic?

But Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers collaborated on this updated take on the 1978 hit for Tom Ford's new Spring/Summer 2016 collection with a video directed by Nick Knight. And I think the whole thing shows high style with great music production.

From Rolling Stone:

"Instead of having a traditional show this season, I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online," Ford said in a statement.

"I have always loved Soul Train which used to be on TV in the Seventies; as it was as much about the clothes as the music, I asked Nile Rodgers to collaborate on a new version of one of his great hits from that time, 'I Want Your Love,' and worked with Gaga to record the vocals.

"I then staged a full show in Los Angeles and filmed it with Gaga on the runway."

Daily Dance: Julie Andrews Tap Dancing With Gene Kelly

I've never seen this.

Of course, Gene is fantastic, but who knew Julie could tap so well?


GoFundMe Campaign For Oregon Shooting Hero Chris Mintz Raises Over $612K

Focusing on some good news - according to reports, the student and Army veteran who witnesses say charged the shooter during the gunman's rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, is alert and awake at the hospital as he recovers.

Chris Mintz, 30, was shot seven times during the Thursday rampage, but he says his main concern is about the others who were injured.

Mintz left a short message on his Facebook page last night saying, "Hope the others injured and their families are doing well, goodnight for me."

A GoFundMe page was set up to help Mintz with his medical bills and it's soared past the original goal of $10,000 to over $612,000. Mintz will need extensive medical support as both legs were broken during his confrontation with the shooter.

If you'd like to make a donation, click here for the GoFundMe page for Chris.

Oregon shooting hero Chris Mintz is getting some well-deserved attention and support from the public

In recovery after surgery

Chris' Instagram account is also getting some attention
for good reason...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Just One Reason Why Jeb Bush Will Not Be President

Jeb Bush invited a firestorm on Friday by saying that 'stuff happens' in reference to...
Posted by Occupy Democrats on Friday, October 2, 2015

Music Video: Well-Strung "The Devil Went Down To Georgia (feat. Bach Double)"

Well-Strung, the pop/classical fusion group, released their second studio album titled POPssical, a celebratory blend of pop hits sung by the group accompanied by respected classical music.

The album features ten tracks including memorable renditions of “Blank Space (Feat. Bach)” and “Royals (Feat. Palladio)” as well as the infamous ode to Hillary Clinton, “Chelsea’s Mom” as a bonus track.

Check out their newest music video, a bonus music video for the track “The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Feat. Bach Double).” The group mashes up Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and adds the southern charm of Charlie Daniels Band to create a unique sound all on its own.

You can check out Well-Strung on iTunes here.

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