ABOVE: If that stays live on IG forever, I'll be shocked.
TIKTOK: I was hoping, as I am sure you were, that monkeypox would fizzle out quickly. On the contrary, it's still on the rise, and it appears to be spreading especially among gay men. It's not a gay disease. (What is?) But since it spread via close personal contact, Pride is going to be an extra-worrisome time for people. ThatGayDoctor on TikTok has helpfully posted about getting the virus. He shows how it looks — not as horrifying as I dreamed — and calmly explains how it feels and what to expect.
@thatgaydoctor Quick brief on monkeypox with first hand experience! #monkeypox ♬ original sound - thatgaydoctor
This year is laughing at 2020 and 2021 when it comes to terrible things happening, and we aren't even past the midterms yet.
INSTAGRAM: José Xtravaganza appears to be in on Madonna's June 23 show, which is part of an NFT event.
THR: Great chat with Hannah Gadsby, who is funny, smart and, apparently fearless. I hope I get to see her Body of Work. I find her a lot more interesting than the cynical bumpkins like Ricky Gervais.
VOGUE: Beyoncé covers British Vogue, prepares for July 29 Renaissance drop.
METRO U.K.: Origins of the Plague unearthed. (1) Literally, and (2) no, not that one, the first one.
HILL REPORTER: Texas AG Ken Paxton says the Uvalde massacre was God's plan. Seriously, these people are fucking deranged.
HUFF POST: The January 6 Committee has emails between SCOTUS Justice Thomas's wife Ginni and Trump's lawyer John Eastman. How can John Roberts not take a stand?
UNSAFE: Before you click, know it is a link to — GULP — Ann Coulter's Substack. But the newsworthy quality is she trashes Dinesh D'Souza's 2000 Mules as stupid, agrees that the January 6 Committee has proved that Trump committed fraud and labels Trump a douche. The bad news is Ann Coulter is now to the left of the mainstream GOP.
TWITTER: Though Pence is back to talking up the Trump-Pence team, here, he is seen cowering in resignation just before being evacuated so his constituents couldn't lynch him:
In this photo, taken minutes after VP Pence was evacuated from the Senate Floor, Karen Pence closes the curtains. A person in the room told me she could see the mob outside and was fearful they would see where Pence was. pic.twitter.com/RJs2nitAmE— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) June 15, 2022
THE HILL: Oh, one more thing SCOTUS is likely to take away — Miranda Rights. Not kidding.
JOE.MY.GOD.: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) has a new hobby — she'll be suing a PAC for defamation after it alleged she was a meth-addicted hooker with two abortions under her belt.
TIKTOK: Her gay moms oppressed her! (LOL)
@sidneyclementine My gay moms oppressed me. #lgbtq #gayparents #gayparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbt #lgbtparents #lesbianparents ♬ original sound - sidneyclementine