Last month, Spirit Halloween received overwhelmingly-negative feedback with their new men’s costume depicting Caitlyn Jenner in her Vanity Fair getup. During an interview on Today, Jenner told Matt Lauer that she really doesn’t think the costume is in bad taste or even that much of a big deal.
“I’m in on the joke. Yeah, no, I don’t think it’s offensive at all,” Jenner said. “I know the community does, and they’ve gotten a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great”
Jenner went on to say that she could technically go out as herself with her old outfit, though she thought that the model for her costume could’ve gotten a better-looking outfit. On the whole, Jenner felt that life was too short to get upset over something like that.
“We could have done my own costume,” Jenner joked. “I mean that was a serious bustier on the Continue reading "Caitlyn Jenner Doesn’t Find That Halloween Costume Offensive at All"
When Kim Davis was taken to jail last week for contempt of court after refusing to give out marriage licenses, five of her six deputies promised to obey the court and give out licenses in her absence. Today, one of those deputies told the Associated Press that even if Davis orders him to stop when she returns to work, he will continue to obey the court.
Brian Mason was caught up in Davis’ public stand against gay marriage at multiple points, having appeared on video to state that Davis was still ordering him to withhold despite her losing her injunction appeal. Davis was released from jail yesterday, though received warning from the judge not to interfere with her deputies’ licensing.
Mason was the first of Davis’ deputies to give a license to a gay couple, and said said today that anyone seeking licenses would still be able to receive them. Continue reading "Deputy Clerk Promises to Defy Kim Davis if Ordered to Withhold Licenses Again"
Fox analyst Juan Williams has been reasonably defensive about the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the past, telling Eric Bolling on Saturday that there is no definite correlation to impassioned protesters to the acts of violence that have been attributed to rhetoric such as theirs. In a new column for The Hill, though, Williams slammed the group for hurting their own movement by constantly focusing their anger towards the national political structure.
Williams began by acknowledging how the movement was the African-American community’s response to the violence and social injustices they have endured. However, Williams also pointed out how the movement’s recent actions like challenging supportive Democratics while not proposing political solutions will be counter-productive to its own goals.
Williams expressed concern about how people who are caught up in the anger of the movement will become too politically discouraged to vote or push for any substantial changes to fix anything:
Earlier today, a funeral was held in honor of Joe Gliniewicz, the police officer whose murder at Fox Lake, Illinois set off a manhunt that captured attention across the country. As the community mourned the beloved officer, memorials and honorifics were set up across the town last week, culminating with an emotional eulogy from Gliniewicz’s wife.
The procession has come to an end, but tweets and photos have captured the speeches made at the church service, as well as the outpouring of sympathy and praise for Gliniewicz’s family, and the community shaken by his death:
As Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump have competed with each other for the Republican nomination, the GOP’s sole female candidate has seen numerous points of agreement and disagreement with the bombastic celebrity plutocrat. As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned however, Fiorina thinks that if Trump ought to be attacking anyone, it should be her.
Fiorina appeared on Fox & Friends this morning, where Ed Henry asked for her thoughts about whether Clinton would be reviving her “war on women” argument as a way to hit Trump while livening up her campaign’s recent trail behind Bernie Sanders. To this, Fiorina brought up Clinton’s comparison of Iran deal opponents to terrorists, while saying that she sometimes feels like the only GOP candidate truly going after Clinton’s controversies.
“For heaven’s sakes, I actually wish Mr. Trump would throw a little more heat Hillary Clinton’s way,” Fiorina said. “I feel sometimes as though Continue reading "Fiorina Wishes Trump Would Go After Hillary More: I Sometimes Feel Like I’m The Only One"
Yesterday, New England Patriots fans were celebrating after embattled quarterback Tom Brady saw his ‘Deflategate’ suspension overturned by a district judge. Tonight, Brady released a statement on his Faceboook page, thanking supporters, apologizing for the hassle the scandal caused his team, and expressing his excitement for the new season.
For most of the summer, Brady has been appealing the penalties given to him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, insisting he had no knowledge of any wrongdoing despite opposing evidence and the destruction of his cell phone. Goodell already responded to the ruling by promising to appeal the decision, stating that it would be the next step to ensuring competitive fairness in professional football.
You can read his full post here:
Ever since Kim Davis was jailed for her unceasing defiance of gay marriage, people have wondered whether this would be a repeat of Memories Pizza, the controversial restaurant that drew in over $800K on GoFundMe after being forced to close for their anti-LGBT stance.
Well, it does not seem like that will be happening this time.
Jameson Parker of Addicting Info pointed out that GoFundMe has made several updates that would make it unlikely that a fundraiser for Davis would qualify on their site. The changes, which were made back in April, does not permit for fundraiser used for discriminatory acts, or violations of the law:
It would seem that SNL alum and In Living Color star Damon Wayans is on Bill Cosby‘s side when it comes to his scandal.
Wayans appeared on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, where he spoke about numerous topics before he was asked if he wanted to give any advice to the star as he continues to face increasing rape allegations. As far as Wayans was concerned, he thought Cosby ought to just divorce his wife and give a deposition on what Wayans thought was a “money hustle.”
“If I was him, I would divorce my wife, give her all my money, and then I would go do a deposition. I would light one of them three-hour cigars. I’d have some wine and maybe a quaalude, and I would just go off, because I don’t believe that he was raping.”
Wayans also questioned why the accusers Continue reading "Damon Wayans Calls Cosby Rape Allegations a ‘Money Hustle’"
If the popular parody account Sitnexto Kim Davis was any indication, it should come as no surprise that defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has drawn the ire of Twitter users for her public resistance of gay marriage.
Of course, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and plenty of others have made it clear that they stand with Davis, who they say was unfairly jailed for her religious beliefs after being held in custody for contempt of court.
Some people online tried to get #FreeKimDavis trending on Twitter today. They managed to get the attention they were looking for, but perhaps, not of the kind they sort they were going for:
If Kanye West is really thinking about running for president in 2020, then Billy Corgan might become Donald Trump‘s VP for singing his praises.
While he said that he doesn’t politically agree with everything the firebrand plutocrat has to say, the frontman for the Smashing Pumpkins applauded Trump for his shake-up of the established political order.
The singer-songwriter is currently on tour with the group, but said at a Q&A event that Trump’s effect on politics has undeniably livened up the election. Corgan added that Trump’s antics reminded him of similar upsets he’s seen in music, and that the differences between politics and entertainment have become as non-existent as those between music and entertainment:
Oh, the irony.
Before he was busted for possessing child porn, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle once appeared on a VH1 special discussing ‘To Catch a Predator.’ However, unlike those who appeared on the show to be confronted by Chris Hansen, Fogle ripped on the people getting caught.
“These guys continue to fall for it every single time,” Fogle said. “There must be, like, a hundred million episodes of this show, and these guys still come out.”
For those unfamiliar with the show, Predator documented sting operations where online sexual predators would be lured to a location with the promise of sexual encounters with children; at which point, Hansen would ambush them on camera.
Fogle’s commentary was part of the VH1 I Love the New Millennium miniseries, where he and several other celebrities were asked to weigh in on trends from 2005.
You can watch Continue reading "Here’s a Video of Jared Fogle Mocking People Caught on ‘To Catch a Predator’"
Cops are under a lot of pressure to make certain for all that their efforts to enforce the law are firm, fair, and free of biases of any kind. When a cop is photographed going along with a white supremacist rally, that can raise a few concerns about their behavior.
Louisiana police detective Raymond Mott was fired recently after a photo emerged on Facebook of him bearing the crest of the KKK while giving the Nazi salute. Lake Arthur Police Chief Ray Marcantel reportedly demanded Mott’s resignation as soon as he saw the photo, but when Mott refused, the town council unanimously voted to fire him.
The New York Daily News reported that Mott’s previous cases have been taken under review in order to determine any connection between the photo’s implications and previous complaints launched against his conduct. Mott previously tried to explain himself, initially claiming that he was doing Continue reading "Louisiana Cop Fired After Photo Emerges of His Nazi Salute at KKK Rally"
Last week, a Durango Herald reporter expressed outrage after receiving an accidental voicemail from police officers who made insulting comments about her “giant boobs.” This week, Chase Olivarius-McAllister took issue with a local CBS network’s report on her story, which she describes as “sexist.”
McAllister’s story began when she called the police department last week in order to inquire about local crime statistics. Deputy Sergeant Zach Farnam called her back with the info, but after he thought he hung up, he and two other officers had a disparaging conversation about her breast size, among other things.
CBS affiliate KCNC reported on the story today, with their segment including a statement of apology from Sheriff Sean Smith about the unprofessional conduct of the officers. However, McCallister criticized the story online, noting that the cropped photo they used showed her breasts despite mostly being obscured by the lower-third.
In a Continue reading "Colorado Reporter Slams ‘Sexist’ Report on Cops’ Voicemail About Her ‘Giant Boobs’"
As Hillary Clinton continues to face questions and controversy surrounding her email scandal, one former aide stated last night that he intends to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid a subpoena from several congressional committees leading the investigation.
Bryan Pagliano worked for Clinton during her 2008 presidential run, and also as an adviser and special projects manager for the State Department. Digital records have indicated that Pagliano set up Clinton’s private server in 2009, which has drawn intense scrutiny regarding whether Clinton’s use of it has endangered classified government information.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi sent the subpoena to the IT specialist about a month ago. According to The Washington Post, his lawyers, without giving a reason for his decision, said that he would invoke his right to not answer questions on the grounds that it might incriminate him.
“While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s response to Continue reading "Ex-Hillary Aide Who Set Up Private Server to Plead the Fifth Before Congress"
As Kim Davis was taken into custody for her continuous defiance of the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, Josh Earnest was asked to give his thoughts during today’s press briefing. Earnest said that he hasn’t talked about it with President Obama on the subject yet, but said that public officials on all levels are legally required to abide by the ruling of Obergefell V. Hodges.
“On principle, the success of our democracy depends on the rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the rule of law,” Earnest said. “That’s a principle that is enshrined in our Constitution and in our democracy and it’s one that obviously the courts are seeking to uphold.”
Davis has become a recognized figure of controversy ever since she ordered her office in July to refuse marriage licenses––to straight and gay couples––due to her religious beliefs. Davis lost Continue reading "Josh Earnest Responds to KY Clerk’s Jailing: ‘No Public Official Is Above the Rule of Law’"
The prosecution team against Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, announced today that they will be pursuing the death penalty against him.
CBS reported that with the court papers filed on Thursday, the legal team decided to go for capital punishment on the grounds that Roof killed more than two people at the church, while also endangering those who survived his rampage. The prosecution intends to present evidence that includes Roof’s ties to various racist paraphernalia, his conduct and criminal record, and what has been described as an “apparent lack of remorse” for the murders.
Roof has previously been charged with nine counts of murder, as well as federal charges for hate crimes and obstructing religious practice. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the federal charges were necessary to establish the prosecutor’s suspicions of racist motives, which also render Continue reading "Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Charleston Church Gunman"
Yep, you read that right. President Obama may never want to eat salmon again after he had a highly disgusting experience with one on his Alaskan adventure.
Obama stopped at the village of Dillingham today, where he sampled salmon jerky as he watched a group of local fisherman reel in their nets. Eventually, the president decided to get in on the action, grabbing a pair of gloves and helping one woman with her capture.
That’s where it all went bad.
Obama managed to grab one fish with no problems, but when the woman he was with handed him the second one, the president got far more than he bargained for. As he held the salmon, the president asked what was happening when a sudden burst of liquid started coming from it. As it turns out, the salmon was spawning… all over his shoes.
Obama sheepishly tried to laugh things off Continue reading "Obama’s Fish Tale: Salmon Spawns on the President During Alaska Trek"
Rand Paul spoke with constituents at a New Hampshire town hall today, where he talked about the problems people have told him about while trying to find work. Paul decided to bring up the national drug epidemic as an example, but instead of recommending rehabilitation or psychological therapy, Paul said that fixing the matter is as simple as putting them to work.
“People always come up to me and say, ‘We got heroin problems and all these other problems,’” said Paul. “You know what? If you work all day long, you don’t have time to do heroin.”
Paul gave his statement in the midst of a discussion on how he wishes to eliminate the national welfare system, while promoting work as a national virtue. Paul noted that some people suffer from truly debilitating problems that affect their working ability, but re-emphasized how there’s still plenty of ways those people Continue reading “Rand Paul Has the Answer to Heroin Epidemic: Jobs”
Carly Fiorina applauded Hugh Hewitt and the countless calls for change last night after receiving the news that she would have a spot at the next Republican debate due to CNN’s change of criteria.
Today, Fiorina spoke with Laura Ingraham, where she attacked her detractors who only treat her as a potential vice president because she is a woman. The former CEO retorted that she is as qualified to run as any of her competition.
“The people who say that I am in this for vice president — that’s sexist,” Fiorina said. “No one talks about the men being in it to be veep. I’m not in it to be veep, I’m in it to win this job and to do this job.”
Fiorina was also asked to respond to comments made by Rachel Maddow and others on the news, which Ingraham described as being a form of Continue reading "Fiorina: CNN Debate Change Is Not Affirmative Action, I Earned My Place"
As Rowan County clerk Kim Davis continues to withhold marriage licenses in protest of gay marriage, Mike Huckabee called her office today to commend her refusal to obey the Supreme Court.
“I let her know how proud I am of her for not abandoning her religious convictions and standing strong for religious liberty,” Huckabee said in a statement. “She is showing more courage and humility than just about any federal office holder in Washington.”
Davis’ office has come under considerable scrutiny in the last few months due to her continuous refusals to issue licenses to gay couples despite the Obergefell V. Hodges ruling. Despite being refused an injunction from the Supreme Court, Davis still refuses to comply on religious principle, and she and her staff have been ordered to appear before federal court, where they may face contempt of court charges.
Huckabee has blasted the court’s decision multiple Continue reading "Huckabee Applauds KY Clerk’s Defiance of Gay Marriage Ruling"