ABOVE: I love a candid!
TOWLEROAD: Gay weatherman Sven Sundgaard was fired for sharing a post critical of gun-toting, flag-waving, Christian Trumpers protesting sanity in a pandemic.
KENNETH IN THE (212): The week's gay mags.
CNBC: An aide to Mike Pence has now tested positive for COVID-19. Also, Pence was caught on a hot mic during a fake PR stunt, delivering EMPTY boxes to make himself appear charitable and helpful:
Watch the guy who calls himself @VP being exposed as a fraud by @jimmykimmel on this hot mic. He actually acts like he is carrying a heavy box of PPE while knowing it is empty. Mike, what a pathetic joke you are. pic.twitter.com/2k8rhtkiux— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 8, 2020
HUFF POST: Unemployment is now at 14.7% — the worst rate since the Great Depression. Twitter trend: #TrumpDepression.
WAPO: Judy Mikovits is a conspiracy theory-pedding nut. She has been discredited. And yet, your friends find her fake-news video interesting and passively share it. This is an assault on science, and not sharing it is NOT an assault on free speech.
NYT: The U.S. may be past the point of no return as a credible nation of rules and laws — we may already be a giant banana republic heading toward, at the very least, civil unrest, if not a series of secessions and violent outbursts. Case in point — the DOJ is now fully, smugly under Trump's command as admitted criminal Michael Flynn sees all charges against him dropped.
CBS NEWS: Sarah Palin is running around mask-free during the pandemic because hey, she has no husband to stay healthy for. But seriously, she was en route to Austin, Texas, to visit her daughter (already not advisable) and popped into the Dallas salon whose owner went out of her way to get herself jailed in order to become the Karen of the open-everything-now-who-cares-who-dies movement. Palin posed for an up-close-and-personal pic with the ladies at the salon.
DALLAS VOICE: Not everyone in Dallas is fucking stupid.
ZOOM: You can attend a FREE Zoom webinar tonight at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT at which some Adonis strippers will be answering questions and, presumably, showing a little skin.
GR8ERDAYS: Toni Tennille is 80, and other birthday surprises:
GOTHAMIST: Bidding adieu to NYC's famous Gem Spa.
YOUTUBE: Ray Isaac's “Crazy for You” remake has an official video: