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Jun 16 2017
6-PACK — How To Get Away With Manslaughter + Trudeau's LGBTQ Love + Lady Barista + Confronting His Bully + Anti-Gay School Employee's Terrorist Wish + West-Starring Role! Comments (0)

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WIDGETHuff Post: Philado Castile's shooting by a police officer seemed like one case where a trigger-happy cop might go down — but nope. NOT GUILTY.

WIDGETtheOUTfront: Here's what Canada's leader is doing to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. Trump has yet to acknowledge it, too busy cutting back Cuba progress.

WIDGETTwitter @PopCrave: Lady Gaga is serving as a Starbucks barista to support her Born This Way Foundation.

WIDGETThe Randy Report: In this Q&A with Drake Jensen & Patrick Masse, check out Drake's powerful story of his high school bullying!

UnnamedListen up for a very moving story! (Image via The Randy Report)

WIDGETTowleroad: This Columbus, Ohio, school employee wished that a Pride Festival would turn out like the Boston Marathon. It wasn't charm school.

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WIDGETTwitter @ DC Entertainment: Watch Adam West's final guest spot, on the canceled series Powerless, after the jump ...

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Jan 10 2017
She's First: Mimi Imfurst Becomes 1st American Drag Queen To Perform In Cuba — Watch! Comments (0)

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Watch this highly entertaining video, which documents the crazy-hectic rehearsal process for Mimi Imfurst's her-storic performance in Cuba.

She pulled it together with dancers who didn't speak English and had never even heard the song they were doing, Madonna's “Express Yourself” ...

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Nov 26 2016
Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Dies @ 90 Comments (0)

No tears here for Fidel Castro, the onetime dicta—I mean, former president of Cuba—who finally died at 90 on Friday evening.

Little Havana seems pretty happy, too, with some Trump/Pence signs (do they think this was somehow a campaign promise Trump fulfilled?).

Castro's history is well-known and controversial, with some good and a lot of bad. He singlehandedly brought the world closer to a nuclear war than it had ever been before or since and kept his island's citizens in poverty, in spite of plenty of Soviet help.

That said, I was glad when President Obama jump-started the normalizing of relations with Cuba this year, and frankly, I think Castro's death is another positive step for Cuba and for the U.S./Cuba relationship.

End of an era is sometimes not such a bad thing.

Speaking of bad things, check out the nuanced, statesmanlike response from our current president and the Neanderthal response from our incoming #NotMyPresident:

I wouldn't begrudge a Cuban immigrant a little grave-dancing, but I need something more from the purported leader of the free world.

 
Sep 30 2016
6-PACK/election — SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE For Hillary + Gary Johnson Doesn't Smoke... Anything?! + Trump Checked Out A 12-Year-Old, Accused Of Raping A 13-Year-Old + Trump Was For Iraq War + NEWSWEEK Hacked + Trump: Porn Star! Comments (0)

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Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.43.36 PMHistorically conservative San Diego Union-Tribune endorses Hillary Clinton—first Dem in 148 years.

Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.43.36 PMGary Johnson ISN'T a pothead?! Then what's his excuse?!

Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.43.36 PMTrump discussed 12-year-old Paris Hilton's bangability with Howard Stern. Reminder: He's accused of raping a kid.

Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.43.36 PMOnce and for all: Donald Trump was for invading Iraq before he was against it, period.

Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.43.36 PMNewsweek, which just exposed Trump's Cuban malfeasance, got hacked—by Russians.

Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.43.36 PMDonald Trump falsely claims Alicia Machado has a sex tape, his followers call her a porn star... he was in a porn video!

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Even Kellyanne Conway Doesn't Sound Convinced While Defending Trump On ... Every Issue Comments (0)

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Kellyanne Conway goes toe-to-toe with the ladies of The View over Hillary's health, Donald's sniffles and Donald's tax returns ...

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Sep 29 2016
NEWSWEEK: Trump Illegally Did Business In Castro's Cuba Comments (0)

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It's already been well-established that Donald Trump trucked with dictators and despots, and admires tyrants like Vladimir Putin. He views totalitarianism as strength in leadership.

Now, Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald is exposing Trump's ties to Fidel Castro. It's a friendly working relationship at least some people, especially in Florida, might find troubling. 

It was also blatantly illegal, since his business dealings in Cuba were in defiance of U.S. law:

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in Communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

Documents show that the Trump company spent a minimum of $68,000 for its 1998 foray into Cuba at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without U.S. government approval. But the company did not spend the money directly. Instead, with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corp. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after the fact to a charitable effort.

The payment by Trump Hotels came just before the New York business mogul launched his first bid for the White House, seeking the nomination of the Reform Party. On his first day of the campaign, he traveled to Miami, where he spoke to a group of Cuban-Americans, a critical voting bloc in the swing state. Trump vowed to maintain the embargo and never spend his or his companies’ money in Cuba until Fidel Castro was removed from power.

There's plenty of impeachable stuff on Trump already waiting or set in motion. He wins, it's President Pence within a year.

Vid after the jump ...

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Mar 20 2016
HISTORY: Obama Becomes First U.S. Prez In Cuba In 88 Years Comments (0)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have touched down in Cuba, marking the first time a U.S. president has visited the country in 88 years.

I'm going to miss this guy.

 

 
Feb 23 2016
President Obama Announces Intention To Close Guantanamo Prison Comments (0)

President Obama has announced his intention to close down the infamous prison at Guantanamo, which would result in the detainees being moved to the U.S.

Republicans will scream and shout that this somehow makes us less safe, but both George W. Bush and John McCain were in favor of closing it years ago.

 
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