10 posts categorized "SAUDI ARABIA"
Tennis fan Kenneth Walsh turns in a much more nuanced review of Battle of the Sexes, the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs film I raved about this week. (He liked it a lot, too.)
Walsh examines the film's choice to leave out the part of King's affair with Marilyn Barnett where Barnett became a paraplegic while living in Mr. and Mrs. King's home and sued Billie Jean for palimony, effectively outing her in '81. (She would not acknowledge she is a lesbian until 1998.)
There is a lot to the story the film doesn't (can't? possibly shouldn't?) contain, but at the very least, an epilogue would've been appropriate. Keep reading for this and more of the hottest links of the day on...
NYMag: Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost made out at the SNL after-party. Don't tell Leslie Jones!
CNN: SCOTUS strikes down two illegally racially stacked districts in North Carolina, another blow to right-wing voter suppression.
Jackson Free Press: Koch-funded Republican legislator says those removing Confederate monuments should be lynched, fails to see the irony.
Politico: Billy Bush says his infamous dialogue with Trump was not “locker-room talk.” However, he didn't really take it seriously, didn't feel it was literal.
Huff Post: Surprise! Trump's beloved goon Michael Flynn expected to plead the Fifth during testimony. Has a hard time telling the pravda.
WaPo: Try to imagine Obama standing amidst Arabs, his hand on a glowing orb, for a similar photo op. How would Trump's base react to that?
"Surrender, Superman or all of Metropolis will be destroyed" pic.twitter.com/g8Gqh3rAm9— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 21, 2017
Lad Bible: Mark Lester, of Oliver! (1968) fame claims he could be the bio dad of Michael Jackson's children, and that Madonna got naked to try to seduce Jackson.
Joe.My.God.: Report — Saudis giving $100M to Ivanka's foundation. How is this different in any way from Clinton Foundation accusations?!
DListed: Watch and listen to a weepy Harry Styles duet with Stevie Nicks.
ExtraTV: The Rock on running for prez: “I'm in!”
2/ Look at this fucking guy's uniform. You see all that shit pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That's not supposed to be there. pic.twitter.com/0QZlBxQjI8— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017
Trump just curtsied(!) to the King of Saudi Arabia, and Fox News still just hyperventilating about Obama "bow." pic.twitter.com/Qtk3bL7Rgr— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) May 20, 2017
An hour later, Trump literally curtsied while receiving a giant gold welcoming necklace (that was denied Obama).
Now, right-wingers are crowing on Twitter how Trump was treated so much better than Obama was.
By the Saudis.
Who were behind 9/11.
So now, right-wingers love Russia and Saudi Arabia. That whole comparison between right-wing Christians and right-wing Muslims is sounding a lot more rational now. They don't fly airplanes into buildings — no, they just suck up to those who do.
Liberals get hell for saying that not all Muslims are terrorists, yet Trump will curtsy to the king of a country with indisputable ties to 9/11.
Amazing how much people can change when they have no code of ethics and no moral center.
Also, the right-wingers are circulating a fake meme that suggests Melania Trump is the first first lady not to wear a head scarf on a trip to Saudi Arabia — not so. It's traditional not to.
But while we're speaking about it, Melania arrived with no head scarf and yet when Michelle Obama arrived the same way, Trump blasted her for it:
Again: No code of ethics, no moral center, pure lies.
Let's hope this comes true:
WATCH: Professor Allan J. Lichtman: Impeachment should proceed only when a "severe abuse of power" threatens s.. https://t.co/nCawrhBznH— 🗽Jeffrey Levin 🗽 (@jilevin) May 20, 2017
Twitter @kylegriffin1: Holy fuck — House Intel. Chmn. Devin Nunes claims never to have heard of Carter Page or Roger Stone aka “What's Aleppo?”:
Joe.My.God.: So many conspiracy theories, but here's a conspiracy fact — 100s of 9/111 families suing Saudi Arabia for complicity in the attacks. Yes!
Pink News: George Michael knew he was dying: “I thought he was waking up and I saw him coming alive again, maybe the last flash of the candle.”
Rick's Real/Reel Life: If you like my tributes to old-timey movie & TV icons, don't miss Rick's remembrance of WKPD-TV's '70s & "80s Robert Osborne: Bill Kennedy!
Chicagoist: Tony Peregrin talks drag with RDR's Shea Couleé: “Drag goes so much further than just the gender-bending quality of the art form.”
NYT says there are transcripts of the calls, which is why federal officials were "surprised" by Team Trump's denials https://t.co/gTiVzfgOH7— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 10, 2017
Saudis paid for Trump hotel room; no coincidence they're not on the Muslim ban list.
Turns out Trump is looking for easy D. I would've guessed Pence, but okay.
My advice is to see as many musicals as possible: It's Cruel Intentions: The Musical.
Happy Valentine's Day! Check out the incidence of STDs (gono and chlamydia) state by state. Spoiler alert: Deep South has a lot.
In an exclusive Q&A with the Washington Blade, Hillary Clinton has forcefully asserted her commitment to LGBTQ issues and rights, and deflected criticism that the Clinton Foundation accepts monies from anti-LGBTQ countries.
On the passage of an Equality Act:
As President, I’ll make fighting discrimination against the LGBT community a top priority – including by working with Congress to pass the Equality Act. And we won’t stop there. We’ll also take on harassment, bullying, and violence – and youth homelessness, which disproportionately hurts LGBT kids. We’ll end the harmful practice of so-called “conversion” therapy for minors, because LGBT kids don’t need to be “cured” of anything. And we’ll bring people together to reform our gun laws and keep guns from falling into the wrong hands, so that what happened at Pulse never happens again. All of these things are part of my vision for a hopeful, inclusive America where everyone counts, and everyone has a place.
On the Clinton Foundation dealing with Saudi Arabia:
I am so proud of the work the Clinton Foundation has done on behalf of vulnerable people all across the world – especially the work to combat HIV and AIDS, an epidemic that disproportionately impacts LGBT communities around the globe. Due to the work of the Clinton Foundation, 11.5 million people in the developing world have access to HIV medication at 90 percent lower cost. That’s more than half of all adults and ¾ of all children receiving treatment today.
I’ve always believed that we shouldn’t shy away from confronting human rights abuses around the world – against LGBT people or anyone else. That’s why, as Secretary of State, I actively stood up to these countries and have advocated for the rights of many, including declaring that “gay rights are human rights,” and made advancing the rights of LGBT people around the world a cornerstone of our foreign policy, including advocating for the first ever United Nations resolution on LGBT rights. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has conducted business deals worth millions of dollars in or with some of these countries and has done it for the sole purpose of padding his own pockets.
Here’s the bottom line: As your president, I will continue to fight for LGBT rights here in the United States and around the globe.
More of Hillary's remarks here.