Why are right-wingers taking their cues from terrorists when it comes to using cars as weapons of destruction? Answer: They are terrorists, also.
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In the case of a St. Louis demonstration in memory of Kiwi Herring — a trans woman shot and killed by police during an altercation — a man in a BMW stubbornly tried to circumvent protesters, who promptly blocked his car. He them allegedly caused injuries when he drove off, and initially refused to stop for police. Not exactly as insane as driving into people, but don't try to drive through a protest, no matter how inconvenient it is to your evening.
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I think it's somewhat surprising that Lady Gaga's ultimate Instagram post to plug her surprise Netflix doc Gaga: Five Foot Two — she posted a mosaic of them — is one in which she digs back into her feud with Madonna.
This feud felt kinda old when Madonna was singing about it onstage — two tours ago! — let alone now. Can't we all just co-exist?!
Trying to sound totes cool with Madonna, Gaga sounds not cool with Madonna. But she ends it on a cliffhanger, and the full quote will likely be surprising to make all the haters on both sides feel stupid for jumping to conclusions ...
“I am 36 years old. I have never known a country where men and women could be bought and sold, where newspapers run ads that say NO IRISH NEED APPLY or water fountains are labeled colored,” Rep. Joe Kennedy said in a moving speech addressing Trump's woefully inadequate, harmful response to Charlottesville.
You know exactly where he's going with it — and you don't mind.
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One of the legendary founders of the hip-hop form, who with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was among the first rappers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, stands accused of knifing a homeless man to death in the middle of a busy NYC street because he became “infuriated” when he thought the guy was “hitting on him.”
He also claimed he feared the man would rob him. Keep reading for this and more of the day's hot links, about Lady Gaga, Jazz Jennings, Tom Wopat, Sean Spicer and more ...
Greyson Chance, who performed the second best version of Lady Gaga's “Paparazzi” of all time (Gaga's was the best — still my favorite of her songs) and shot to viral fame in 2010, has come out as gay.
Even though he's just 19, he wrote — in an articulate, expressive Facebook post — his coming out was “most definitely overdue.”
I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin. Further, I always found conversations regarding music, politics, art, books — and the greatness of Nas' catalog — to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into.
He went on to write:
... it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here fo ryou, and I am proud of who I am.
I covered Greyson when he was first becoming famous, which was spurred on by his signing by out role model Ellen DeGeneres, and he was always a sweetheart. It's great to read that he is out and proud.