ABOVE: It's a look. And if you like him, you'll like this thicc one, too.
FACEBOOK: Kamala Harris had a virtual conversation with Barack Obama that put a smile on my face, and will put a smile on yours, too. She is genuinely thrilled to be in this race. So adorable: “Tell me about Joe!”
SOCIALITE LIFE: So, Aaron Carter is now doing cam porn. He's fallen so far from the time I took him to Turks & Caicos for a photo shoot for my magazine. What a bizarre experience that was.
PHILSTAR GLOBAL: Despotic Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, an international Trumper, has granted a full pardon to U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted in the murder of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude. Pemberton murdered Laude and used trans panic as his defense. He only began serving time on December 1, 2015, so spent less than five years in prison for the slaying.
Criticized internally for caving to U.S. (Trump, who despises trans people) pressure, the despicable Duterte said:
It’s not fair. Hindi makatarungan, so I told [Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Justice Secretary Menardo Gueavarra. It’s my decision to pardon. Correct me if I’m wrong, this is how I view the case. You have not treated Pemberton fairly, so I ordered his release.
Atlanta gays: social distance, wear your masks, the mayor isn't doing enough— Vote Early Bring a Friend🇩🇴 🏳️🌈 (@thatdominican0) August 30, 2020
Also atlanta gays at Peach Party: pic.twitter.com/KMYbW7jDew
PINK NEWS: NO, REALLY — we all take risks, and make mistakes. But how fucking stupid do you have to be in the midst of a pandemic to consciously decide to attend a fucking circuit party maskless in hard-hit Georgia?
THE HILL: Trump is looking into spending $100M of his own money on his flagging campaign. Define ... “his own”? Wouldn't a bunch have come from the fleecing of the inaugural fund, to name one of many potential sources of his ill-gotten gains? P.S. He has to consider this because his own campaign is running out of cash, and all the spending so far has not moved the needled — except toward Joe Biden.
WAPO: Trump's ex-fixer, Michael Cohen, alleges in his new book Disloyal: A Memoir — The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump that Trump made “overt and covert attempts to get Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.” He also delves into Trump's contempt for Black people, including his loathing for Obama and even his disdain for the late Nelson Mandela, about whom he is quoted as having said:
Mandela f---ed the whole country up. Now it’s a s---hole. F--- Mandela. He was no leader.
Cohen also says the obvious: namely, that Trump couldn't give two shits about his white, working-class fanatics.
HUFF POST: Happily, corrupt U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appears to have committed crimes when he urged his employees to donate to GOP lawmakers and then reimbursed them via large bonuses. He is going to be investigated by Dems. Glad something he did crossed an obvious line, and hope he pays for it dearly.
POLITICO: Big Pharms pwwwomises — cross their hearts! — not to release any COVID-19 vaccine without strict health and efficacy testing, even as Trump teases one could be rush-released ahead of the election in 50-something days.
Y’all heard her, Wisconsin. Early voting starts on October 20th, and October 20th is also her birthday. pic.twitter.com/EzitNL15WO— AmbitiousWomenForVP (@UnitedAsOne2020) September 7, 2020
NYT: Kamala Harris kicked ass in Wisconsin — she met with Jacob Blake's family, toured a training facility for electrical workers near Milwaukee, attended a roundtable for Black business owners and made Chuck Taylors trend on Twitter. And when she departed, rock-star enthusiasm:
MOTHER JONES: Jacob Blake spoke from his hospital bed for the first time, urging people to treat life as precious:
GR8ERDAYS (FOLLOWS APPRECIATED): Comedy geniuses Sid Caesar and Peter Sellers share a birthday, along with:
FACEBOOK: My first time seated for a meal outside my home — and it was also outside-outside, obvi! — happened on Sunday. Have you done this already? Perhaps never, or ... many, many times since March?