Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Donald Trump Will Be Trolling The Democratic Debate On Twitter

Donald Trump tweets that he plans on trolling the Democratic debate on Twitter tonight.

He later congratulated himself on how "everyone's talking" about his plan.

Lord, what an ego.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Dem front-runner Hillary Clinton trolled back a bit herself :)

Sen. Ted Cruz: Donald Trump Isn't Going To Be GOP Nominee

Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently started showing a little bit of life in the polls following the Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination, recently told WABC's Rita Cosby that Donald Trump won't be his party's nominee for prez.

"I think that's right. I think in time I don't believe Donald is going to be the nominee and I think in time the lion’s share of his supporters end up with us," the freshman senator predicted. "And I think the reason is what I was just saying, that if you look to the records of all the Republican candidates there's a big difference between my record and that of everyone else if you ask, who has stood up to Washington?


"And I'll note, you know I think the most beneficial thing Donald Trump's involvement in the race has been, I think his involvement has been tremendously helpful to my campaign, because it's framed the central question of this primary. As who will stand up to Washington? And if that's the central question, the natural next question, that any voter will ask is okay, well who actually has stood up to Washington? Who has a record in that regard?" he asked.

I think it's sweet that Cruz appreciates Trump's "involvement" in the campaign.

Recent history has shown that making such statements places you in The Donald's crosshairs.

Will Trump slap back at Cruz now?

Hunky Out Bobsledder Simon Dunn Is No "Virgin" At Lip-Dub

Hunky out Australian bobsledder, Simon Dunn, found his "rebel heart" as he readied himself to attend Madonna's concert in Canada. He shared the above pic on Twitter

One thing clearly led to another as he posted this cute lip-dub of one of Madge's biggest hits wearing only his skivvies.

I get the sense that Dunn's not a "virgin" to some underwear lip-sync. More wine!

Original Voices Of Disney's ALADDIN Sing "A Whole New World"

WATCH: Original cast voices of Aladdin, Brad Kane and Lea Solanga, perform "A Whole New World" 23 years after the release of the hit film on GMA: http://abcn.ws/1LlMK1k
Posted by Good Morning America on Friday, October 9, 2015

Alabama: Walmart Sells Gun Oil Personal Lube In Gun Section

A shopper in the gun section of an Alabama Walmart, Jamie Lee Bracey, came across a product he hadn't heard of before named "Gun Oil H2O." Thinking the bottle was actually gun oil, he turned the bottle over and read the label.

Bracey soon realized what the popular product was really all about :)

!!! I couldn't believe this. It was at Florence WalMart, sporting goods section.
Posted by Jamie Lee Bracey on Friday, September 18, 2015

Donald Trump Will Host SNL November 7th

Donald Trump tweeted the news that he will host Saturday Night Live on November 7th. He's hosted before, but over a decade ago in April 2004.

Remember when NBC severed ties with The Donald over his immigration statements?

How quickly things change. Do we call this a "flip flop?"

UPDATE: Fox News' Shep Smith was thinking the very same thing I was, it seems. Although, Smith got a lot more worked up about this than I did.

“Nice job, NBC,” Smith said. “You made a stand! You stood for your values! You did what you must! Forget the money, no more Trump, except… more Trump! You did a great job. We’re all proud of you, NBC.”

Watch Shepard's froth-at-the-mouth rant below:

Woman Who 'Trumped' Donald Trump At No Labels Convention Volunteers For Jeb Bush

At a bipartisan convention called the No Labels Problem Solver Convention yesterday, Donald Trump got a very direct question about his views on women from college student Lauren Batchelder.

"So, maybe I'm wrong, maybe you can prove me wrong," said Lauren Batchelder, a student at St. Anselm College in Manchester. "But I don't think you're a friend to women."

Trump launched into his defense, one that he has given a lot lately as he faces accusations that he doesn't treat women with respect. Trump said he gave women positions of power at his construction sites "many years ago... before anyone would have even thought" to put women in such jobs. Trump complimented his wife, eldest daughter and mother, who he said "was one of the great people of the world." He promised to "take care of women" and stated: "I love women, I respect women, I cherish women."

Batchelder listened with her arms folded, face in a scowl. She then finished asking her question: "If you become president, will a woman make the same as a man, and do I get to choose what I do with my body?"

After the crowd cheered, Trump answered quickly and curtly: "You're going to make the same if you do as good of a job, and I happen to be pro-life, okay?" Batchelder listened, her hands now on her hips.

As Trump supporters googled Batchelder's name, they found a resume listing "intern at Jeb Bush for President 2016" and a Twitter feed containing pro-Bush tweets. Daniel Scavino Jr., a senior adviser to Trump, accused Bush of having "planted" an intern at the event.

The Tea People are, of course, out of their minds. And Trump took to the Twitterverse to tweak his rival, Jeb Bush:

Note how if you ask a tough question of Trump, you become "arrogant."

A spokeswoman for Bush's campaign, Allie Brandenburger, said Batchelder is not a paid staff member and made the decision to attend the convention on her own.

"While this question was not sanctioned by the campaign," Brandenburger said via e-mail Tuesday morning, "we can't help but notice Mr. Trump does seem to be very sensitive about being challenged by women."

Bush's main spokesman, Tim Miller, took to Twitter to flatly deny the Bush campaign had anything to do with the encounter:

Apparently, Batchelder has now deleted her Twitter account.

Watch the confrontation below via CNN:

New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Favorability Moves Up Among American Voters

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent public outings and TV appearances have helped to improve her favorability among voters.

The new survey shows Clinton is viewed favorably by 47 percent of voters, while 49 percent view her unfavorably.

While her numbers have remained fairly high among Democratic voters, this latest poll shows 4 points improvement with Independents and 2 points with Republicans in the last several weeks.

These numbers are similar to the current number two in the Democratic race, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who also showa fairly even numbers (35%/35%) in his favorable/unfavorable rating.

However, among only Democrats, Hillary holds a commanding lead in favorability compared to Sanders. Seventy-nine percent of Dems see her in a positive light while only 47% view Sanders favorably.

Fake GOP Candidate Beats Jeb Bush In New Hampshire Straw Poll

You really have to watch the "campaign ad" below. Brilliant.

From TIME:

Played by actor Frank Ridley, Fulbright is a mock-candidate who skewers typical politicians for Represent.us, a nonpartisan group that is pushing for campaign finance reform. He’s not even on the ballot anywhere.

But after he gave a stump speech cracking jokes about Republican candidates at the libertarian Republican Liberty Caucus’s national convention in Nashua, Fulbright beat some of them in the straw poll.

“Face it, I am a puppet for special interests and lobbyists,” Fulbright said. “And I will break any campaign promises that rub my donors the wrong way.”

Fulbright picked up a dozen votes, putting him way behind Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who won with 445 votes, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. But that was still ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former New York Gov. George Pataki.

Ben Carson Only Became A "Republican" Less Than A Year Ago

Well, this is interesting.

It seems the current #2 in the GOP race for the presidential nomination has only been an "official" Republican for less than a year.

From The American Mirror:

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has received a lot of scrutiny for donating to Democratic politicians in the past. But Republican primary voters may be curious to know why one of his chief rivals, Dr. Ben Carson, officially joined the Republican Party less than one year ago.

The American Mirror has obtained several public records that show Dr. Ben Carson, one of Trump’s chief rivals, did not affiliate with the Republican Party until he changed his voter registration on October 31, 2014.

Carson filed this “record update/change” on that date to change his party affiliation to “Republican Party of Florida” — less than six months before declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president.

Additionally, although the good doctor was a registered voter in Maryland for many years, it seems he never voted in a primary.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Music Video: Mylène Farmer, Sting "Stolen Car"

In case you wanted to check in and confirm once again that Sting is still sexy, handsome and all that...

Mylene Farmer, huge recording artist who holds the record for the most #1 singles in France collaborateds with Sting on a cover of his 2003 release, Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing).

The song debuts at #1 in France making it the French chanteuse's 14th trip to the top of the charts.

Sexy, stylish music video - reminds me of when these things set a real mood. Nice.

(h/t JMG)

Las Vegas Odds-Maker Jimmy Vaccaro Predicts The Presidential Primary Winners

CNN asked Las Vegas odds-maker Jimmy Vaccaro to lay the current odds on the presidential primary contenders.

Interesting that Vaccaro puts Bernie Sanders chances to be the Democratic nominee the same as Trump/Bush/Rubio.

Donald Trump Rants At Obama After He Says Trump Won't Be Next President

Donald Trump is ranting that President Obama pointed out the obvious last night during his "60 Minutes" interview: that Trump will not be the next President of the United States.

Via The Hill:

In an interview with CBS News’s “60 Minutes,” Obama dismissed Trump as a “publicity seeker” and “reality TV character” who is profiting from an “anti-immigrant sentiment” among GOP primary voters.

“I think that he is tapped into something that exists in the Republican Party that's real,” the president said in the interview that aired Sunday. “He knows how to get attention.

“I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States,” he said.

Of course, it's no surprise that The Donald took to Twitter to criticize the President post haste:

You can watch President Obama's "60 Minutes" comment below:

Aydian Dowling ALMOST Becomes First Trans "Men's Health Ultimate Guy"

I wrote some months back about trans man Aydian Dowling, who was in the running to become the 2015 Men's Health Ultimate Guy, and in doing so would also be the magazine's first transgender "Ultimate Guy."

Today, Dowling shared the news via Facebook that, unfortunately, he didn't win - this time.

As some of you may already know, I did not get the title of 2015 Mens Health Ultimate Guy. Of course I hold feelings of disappointment for what could have been an amazing opportunity for our visibility as a community. The work we have put in the last 6 months was and is still completely relevant to our movement to full Transgender Rights and Equality. I would like to fully congratulate the winner- Tim, and ALL the other guys who shared this amazing journey with me! For their dedication to their communities and for the new family we have created. I would also like to Thank each and every one of the over 72 THOUSAND people who voted a Transman to the Number 1 spot on the Readers Choice List!

Please do remember that this fight for transgender rights, inclusivity, and visibility is not over! Our community, together with our allies, have made a big mark in the minds and hearts of the main stream media. We joined together and showed that we have a voice that is LOUD and PROUD! Let’s continue this fight and together we will all be embraced for our journey to authenticity.

In the end, the crown went to Tim Boniface, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound firefighter and EMT from Kentucky.

Men's Health Editor-In-Chief had this to say about Dowling's finalist status: “Aydian got us thinking about what it means to be a man in 2015. He’s become a leading voice of the transgender community and we feel privileged to share his story and to count him as a member of the Men’s Health family."

The finalists battle it out on the cover of this week's issue:

It Gets Better - New York City Fire Department

NYC Firefighter Luke Allen

The New York City Fire Department has released it's first "It Gets Better" video in support of National Coming Out Day 2015:

The Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth around the world that life gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to improve quality of life for them. In the FDNY-produced video, twelve active FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs discuss the challenges they faced throughout their lives and the success they have found both as adults, as members of New York’s Bravest.

“As Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs in the most diverse city in the world, FDNY members have the tremendous opportunity to inspire young people through their brave work every single day,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Through this video, they deliver an important message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth around the world – it absolutely does get better.”

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