94 posts categorized "IMMIGRATION"
Here's my wrap on the French election. Le Pen probably isn't going to be the next Trump: https://t.co/5tlFJKjh68— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 23, 2017
Nazi-adjacent Marine Le Pen will advance to the final vote in France, along with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, so we will get France's Trump vs. France's Trudeau.
Scary that Le Pen did so well, but — if normal polling and prognosticating are to be believed anymore — Macron is expected to easily defeat Le Pen when Round 2 of voting commences May 7.
Vanity Fair: Bizarre Joan Crawford facts to enhance your Feud experience, such as: “Why is that German lady called Mamacita?!”
Towleroad: Princess Diana's butler, Paul Burrell, divorces wife of 30+ years, comes out as gay, says Di was only woman who knew about him for years. Past interview:
Politico: House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz, who should be investigating Trump, says poor people must choose: Health, or a phone.
theOUTfront: Ben Cohen hits the gym!
Huffington Post: Ben Carson thinks slaves were immigrants, admires how they worked hard “for less.”
Salon: Morning Joe has been sucking Trump's nether regions forever, but now co-host Mike Brzezinski says, “This presidency is fake and failed”:
Keegan Hirst is openly gay. I'd like to see him open those legs. (Image via Instagram)
Towleroad: Keegan Hirst could be about to make rugby history. Oh, and he's gay.
DNA: Bonus shots of the above previous DNA cover stud Frank Carter.
OMG Blog: TS Madison is not having criticism of her Caitlyn Jenner diatribe.
MSNBC: Trump spoke. Buncha hollow promises. I felt like they did:
same, girls, same pic.twitter.com/hDsoax7kwT— Adam (@itsAdamJSmith) March 1, 2017
Tucson News Now: Cops push an 86-year-old woman to the ground at immigration protest, pepper spray senior citizens trying to help her:
As reported by Daily Xtra, a traveler from Vancouver was given extra scrutiny en route to New Orleans to visit a boyfriend.
This consisted of agents taking his phone and computer and demanding his passwords.
Around two hours later, after he had missed his flight, an agent returned and grilled him on his Scruff and BBRT (BarebackRealTime) profiles, asking what it meant that his profile said he was “looking for loads.”
“I could tell just by his nature that he had no intentions of letting me through. They were just going to keep asking me questions looking for something,” he says. “So I asked for the interrogation to stop. I asked if I go back to Canada am I barred for life? He said no, so I accepted that offer.”
A month later, he booked the same trip, this time clearing his phone of as much personal info as possible. Instead of helping, that hurt the situation:
When he went through secondary inspection at Vancouver airport, US Customs officers didn’t even need to ask for his passwords — they were saved in their own system. But André had wiped his phone of sex apps, browser history and messages, thinking that would dispel any suggestion he was looking for sex work. Instead, the border officers took that as suspicious.
“They went through my computer. They were looking through Word documents,” André says. “I had nude photos of myself on my phone, and they were questioning who this person was. It was really humiliating and embarrassing.”
“They said, ‘Next time you come through, don’t have a cleared phone,’ and that was it. I wasn’t let through. He said I’m a suspected escort. You can’t really argue with them because you’re trapped,” he says.
Are you telling me that agents with people's stored hookup-app and phone passwords aren't abusing them? Isn't it also very likely that gay people could be at a higher risk for being rejected at the whim of homophobic agents?
He lost two flights and around $1,200 due to the capricious actions of the U.S. agents.
And if you're thinking this can only happen to immigrants, think again — even Americans, who must be allowed in, can have their persona devices seized.
Give us your poor, your sick, your huddled masses — but no horny gays, please.
Piers Morgan was told to fuck off on Real Time with Bill Maher after defending Donald Trump by claiming the old Hillary as lesser of two evils argument was defensible and by stating “there is no Muslim ban.”
After being told he was sucking up to Trump just because he won The Celebrity Apprentice and enjoys having a famous pal, Morgan called comic Jim Jeffries ridiculous and unpleasant, which did not fly with the audience and ended badly for Piers:
Deliciously, J.K. Rowling tweeted her pleasure at witnessing the smack-down:
Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined. https://t.co/4FII8sYmIt— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
Morgan's glass ego forced him to reply:
This is why I've never read a single word of Harry Potter. https://t.co/XUJBMs4KKm— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017
Rowling responded with a one-two that will have Morgan smarting for days:
.@piersmorgan If only you'd read Harry Potter, you'd know the downside of sucking up to the biggest bully in school is getting burned alive.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
By the way: John Waters can fuck off, too. His smarmy, condescending joke at the end of Maher's show reveals a lot about him — that he would mock people for being convinced Trump is bad and that he would suggest what if somehow Trump & Co. made things better, shows he doesn't understand that Trump is already making things worse, aggressively so, for people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people (it's coming), women seeking abortions and even animals. To suggest liberals might be pleasantly surprised is to pretend all of those people don't count. Very bullshit joke.
Also, Trump has now pre-blamed the judiciary for any new terror attacks. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
Trump's own people are leaking that they fear he is fundamentally unfit for office.
Carter Wilson has a V-Day package for you. (Image via Carter Wilson)
K-Y offers a load of Valentine's Day e-cards to grease the wheels of your romance.
So hilarious: Ariana's gays are feelin' it, her grandma is feelin' shocked by her potty mouth.
Jill Soloway's gender speech at the 2017 MAKERS Conference: “'Cute shoes' as a greeting did not work with my gender identity.”: