Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Trump Calls Fox Business And Things Go South Very Quickly

Donald Trump called into Fox Business News to chat with Maria Bartiromo, but things quickly devolved into just one long rant.
The look on Maria Bartiromo's face...

Donald Trump called into Fox Business News to chat with Maria Bartiromo, but things quickly devolved into just one long rant.

Vox reporter Aaron Rupar posted several clips of the "interview" where Trump goes off about his usual irritations including China, Europe and his own Federal Reserve chairman, he went on and on about the Mueller investigation as well.

He even made up a new, false accusation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller committed a fake crime.

The best part of the whole episode is the look on Bartiromo's face.

Click over to Aaron's Twitter feed for more of Trump's more-unhinged-than-usual phone call.

Music Video: Adam Lambert "Comin In Hot"

Last month, I covered the released of Adam Lambert’s music video “New Eyes,” from his upcoming album, Velvet.

The American Idol alum has just dropped the next single from the album, “Comin In Hot,” and it picks up right where “New Eyes” left off.

As previously announced, the music videos from the album tell a multi-part story.

The groovy new video finds the 37-year-old singer still in that retro nightclub having quite the ‘encounter’ with a fierce, sexy witch played by trans activist, Miss Shalae.

Musically, Lambert is serving up a fusion of sultry 70s rock and funk, letting the style carry the tune without relying on histrionic, power vocals.

"I want your touch, come put your hands on me / I want my love to feed your vanity / Comin’ in hot," sings Lambert.

Since his last release, The Original High, the 37-year-old has been touring extensively as the frontman for iconic rock band, Queen, as well as making a cameo appearance in the Freddy Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Discussing the upcoming album during an appearance on RuPaul’s talk show, RuPaul, Lambert said, “it’s not a big superstar, name-ringing kind of situation. It’s friends, people that I’ve met over the last 10 years that I respect, a lot of queer writers as well that I’ve teamed up with, more female writers than ever.”

He also shared that he met his current boyfriend on Instagram. “I love meeting freaks on Instagram,” said Lambert. “I think I’m a pretty good judge of character. We took our time.”

Check out Lambert’s chat with Ru below.

Waitress Accused Of Spitting On Eric Trump

Eric Trump (R) with his brother Don Jr. (L)

The New York Times reports that a Chicago waitress apparently spit on Eric Trump, one of Donald Trump's sons, while he was having dinner on Tuesday night.

An official with the Trump Organization, where Mr. Trump is an executive vice president, said the woman who spit on him was immediately handcuffed and detained by the Secret Service and the Chicago police. She was released after about two hours when Mr. Trump decided not to press charges.

Officials with The Aviary released an unsigned statement Wednesday describing “an unfortunate incident” that “occurred between an employee at The Aviary and Eric Trump.” That employee has been placed on leave, the statement said, adding that restaurant officials did not witness the reported spitting.

I don't condone acts like this, but as others have similarly paraphrased, I'm guessing he wasn't her type?

And for those folks saying what a wonderful person Eric is, and wondering how folks would have reacted if Obama's daughters had been spat on, I would point out Eric kills innocent animals for fun, and has been accused of stealing from cancer charities, so...

Trump whined about it the nutjobs at Breitbart News, saying the waitress “clearly has emotional problems.”

“For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility,” he said. “When somebody is sick enough to resort to spitting on someone, it just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we’re winning.”

Celebrating 4 Years Of Marriage Equality In The US

Four years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal across the entire United States.

It was four years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, making same-sex marriage legal across the entire United States.

In light of the happy occasion, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at how marriage equality has spread across the globe. Currently, 30 countries recognize same-sex marriage.

On September 12, 2000, The Netherlands became the first nation on the planet to legalize marriage equality. On April 1, 2001, the day the law went into effect, the world watched as four same-sex couples exchanged marriage vows in a ceremony officiated by the mayor of Amsterdam.

In July 2010, Argentina led the way in South America after several cities including Buenos Aires had allowed gays and lesbians to enter into civil unions.

While Denmark made marriage equality legal in 2012, it’s worth noting they were the first country in the world to recognize same-sex couples as domestic partners.

In 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage via popular vote. Until then, other countries came to marriage equality via court ruling or legislation.

(image via ABC News - click to enlarge)

Last month, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize marriage equality.

And on June 12, Ecuador became the newest addition to the list of countries that recognize same-sex marriage.

Here are the 30 countries (so far) that have legalized same-sex marriage (in chronological order):

The Netherlands
South Africa
New Zealand
United States

(source: ABC News)

Pride Music: Kim Petras "Another One"

German-born pop star Kim Petras sat down with ABC News to chat on how her identity as a trans woman has shaped her music but doesn't define her.

The 26-year-old talks about her idols (Kylie, Cher, Madonna, Gwen), selling out concerts and growing up in gay bars with her 'gay homies.'

Really great profile. Watch below.

And while we're here, check out Kim's latest single, "Another One," from her upcoming album, Clarity.

Trump Twitter Rants At US Womens Soccer Team's Megan Rapinoe

Donald Trump (L) Megan Rapinoe (R)
After hearing that the openly lesbian U.S. women’s soccer team co-captain, Megan Rapinoe told a reporter, “I’m not going to the f**king White House," if her team should win the the World Cup, Donald Trump took to his Twitter to rant at the soccer legend.

Trouble is, Trump being Trump, he tweeted his rage at the wrong 'Megan Rapino.'

“Women’s soccer player, @meganrapino, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level…….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”

It appears someone at the White House tipped off the Donald about his latest gaffe and he retweeted.

Rapinoe isn't the first athlete to decline a visit to Trump's White House.

The Toronto Raptors shooting guard, Danny Green told the press a visit to the White House now that the Raptors are NBA champs is a “hard pass."

More from the Twitterverse:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mueller To Testify In Public Before House Committees July 17

Politico reports former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify in public before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on July 17, both panels announced late Tuesday.
Robert Mueller

Politico reports former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify in public before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on July 17:

Mueller was served with a subpoena after the Democratic-led committees and the former special counsel failed to agree on terms for his voluntary public testimony.

“Americans have demanded to hear directly from the special counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates' obstruction of the investigation into that attack,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement.

News Round-Up: June 25, 2019

• Instagram: Handsome guy + handsome dachshund pup = HotDudesWithDogs
So freaking cute...!

Some news items you might have missed:

Instagram: Handsome guy + handsome dachshund pup = HotDudesWithDogs

Politico: Federal prosecutors have accused Rep. Duncan Hunter of improperly using campaign funds to pursue numerous romantic affairs with congressional aides and lobbyists

The Hill: Donald Trump says he couldn't have raped writer E. Jean Carroll because "she's not my type."

Reuters: A member of an armed group known for stopping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has been arrested after authorities charged him with impersonating a U.S. Border Patrol agent

AP: Illinois is the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Emerson Polling: Latest polling shows five Democrats would beat Trump in hypothetical match-ups: