Blog - DC Trawler
I don't really have anything to add beyond that. I've just been waiting 8 long years to write that headline, and I'm going to enjoy this moment.
It's not often that I link to Vox.com, but this is really, really special.
Whether you believe in gay marriage or not, one thing's for sure: There's nothing more important than the narrative. Not facts, not evidence, not... well, not even time.
If Rick Perry is at all bothered by that dishonest and inept smear attempt by the New York Times this week, he sure didn't show it during his confirmation hearing for energy secretary today. Here he is having a few laughs with Senator Al Franken:
When a man betrays his country, he should be punished for his treason. But why should an innocent woman be expected to pay for that man's crimes? That's why genetic male Bradley Manning was sent to military prison, but "Chelsea" Manning will soon go free.
Here we are, less than 24 hours away from the end of the Obama administration. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually a bit wistful about it. I had him pegged as a jerk all the way back in September 2008, and the past 8 years have done nothing to convince me otherwise. He's been a terrible president, he's lied to me every day of his public life, and I'm not sad to see him go. Nonetheless, he hasn't been all bad. So, here at the Top 10 Things I'll Miss Most About Obama. Drumroll, please... Number 10!
Hey, look, CNN isn't saying they want Trump to be assassinated. They've just been doing a lot of thinking about what would happen if he was.
I'm not exactly sure what Mike Pence did to piss off so many liberals who happen to be gay (and gays who happen to be liberal). Is it because he caved to their pressure on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act? Or because he decided to go see Hamilton without their permission? Or because he's got that rugged Race Bannon look that drives them wild, but it's too agonizing to imagine doing it with a... Republican? [shudder]
Back when I was a youngster in college, we found our own ways to have good wholesome fun. Stuff like swallowing goldfish and stuffing ourselves into phone booths and carving up hobos. But that was then. Young folks these days have come up with a new way to waste everybody's time: whining about Trump!
After all, a domestic terrorist named Bill Ayers launched Obama's political career.
Notice that the two black men are at the edges of the frame. This is unacceptable, Variety. You're literally marginalizing them! #smdh
Remember Corporal Klinger on M*A*S*H? He was the fellow who wore women's clothes so the Army would declare him a Section 8 and send him home. In later seasons of the show, he gave it up and stopped being hilarious. But now, Bradley Manning has pulled off that ploy in real life. Obama is the first president in U.S. history to commute the sentence of a "woman" for the crimes of a man.
With the looming inauguration of Donald Trump, there's no avoiding the fact that America in 2017 is a hotbed of racism unlike anyplace else on the planet. We haven't seen such bigotry since the days of Emmett Till. And sadly, the following story just proves the point even further.
Hang onto your hats, everybody. I've heard some crazy stuff in my time, but a guy killing a bunch of people and then claiming he did it in the name of Islam? That doesn't sound right to me!
Are you an abortion enthusiast, but you're tired of explaining to a bunch of dumb hillbillies why it's so great to kill a child before it can inconvenience you? Lena Dunham and J.J. Abrams know your pain, and they've created a short film to explain why all those anti-choice baby-huggers are wrong and Planned Parenthood is great. The film is called 100 Years, but with J.J. on board, I'm giving it a new title: The Forceps Awaken.
One thousand words aren't enough to express my happiness.
Noor Tagouri is a young journalist and, apparently, the first woman to wear a hijab in Playboy magazine. She is not Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.
If I'm supposed to care that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is boycotting Trump's inauguration, and if it's somehow a big deal that Trump hit back at him like everybody knew he would, then the following item seems relevant.