Links for July 3, 2015

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  • Authorities are investigating a sign found inside a Baltimore PD van that reads, “Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!” Reminder: Freddie Gray entered a Baltimore PD van back in April, apparently healthy, and emerged with a broken spine.
  • U-Haul has cuts its ties with Jeff Amyx (that homophobic hardware store owner who put up that “no gays allowed” sign.) How long until he has a GoFundMe page?
  • Michael Eisner doesn’t think women can be funny and beautiful. Without even thinking about it, half a dozen funny and beautiful women flashed through my head.
  • Measles has killed the first person in the US in 12 years.
  • Are you against gay marriage because of the Bible? Here’s a handy flowchart.
  • An Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has been ordered to pay $135,000 in legal fees. Fun fact: this bakery apparently has no problem making divorce celebration cakes or cakes for ‘gay cure’ groups.
  • Reddit is in the middle of a civil war.
  • Monica Crowley says other GOP candidates for president should follow Donald Trump’s lead on immigration. As a liberal I say, YES! I AGREE! DO THAT!
  • Kids react to same-sex marriage. (Spoiler alert: They just get it.)
  • In a video parodying Becky Wegner Rommel’s meltdown over gay marriage, Drag Race queen Mrs. Kasha Davis wonders who’s fighting for traditional Oreos.

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Links for July 2, 2015

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  • This kid pulled a 4-inch centipede out of his ear. Wrath of Kahn, anybody?
  • Nobody likes Donald Trump anymore.
  • After four decades, Sonia Manzano is retiring from Sesame Street.
  • Jim Webb becomes the fifth Democrat to announce his bid for the presidency.
  • Just when things looked like they were were starting to kinda blow over for the Duggar family, a new victim is preparing to file a civil suit against Josh Duggar.
  • A crow told an eagle to get off its lawn.
  • The dancing police officer from last weekend’s NYC pride has been identified. And the best part? He’s apparently straight. You know, I love that. You’ve got a straight guy in a traditionally macho field of work who is secure enough in his heterosexuality to just let loose and have some fun at gay pride. (Scroll down to the update.)
  • Did you watch that video of Paris Hilton freaking out because she thought her plane was crashing? There’s a decent chance she was in on the prank.
  • Dylann Roof’s sister set up a GoFundMe page to pay for her wedding and honeymoon after her brother killed nine innocent people in Charleston, SC.
  • The makers of bubble wrap are taking away the greatest part about receiving packages in the mail. I blame gay marriage. And Obama.

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Links for July 1, 2015

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  • And, lo, the comedy gods gave us Rafael “Ted” Cruz auditioning for The Simpsons.
  • Channing Tatum busts seven classic dance moves in 30 seconds.
  • Chris Christie announced his fake candidacy for president yesterday and his Twitter hashtag went up in flames like a 1973 Ford Pinto.
  • Macy’s has cut its ties with Donald Trump over his comments, calling Mexican immigrants rapists and killers. Second time he’s been fired in as many days. Ouch.
  • The Bilerico Project is ending and this makes me kinda sad.
  • Anti-gay pastor, Tim Brooks, thinks gay people want to have sex with him.
  • Federal Judge Callie Granade has ordered Alabama to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, whether noted douche canoe Roy Moore likes it or not.
  • Remember that time Jeb Bush said unwed mothers should be shamed? Frangela and I wonder whether or not this also applies to Bristol Palin.
  • Heath Ledger based his Brokeback Mountain character on his homophobic uncle.
  • An Indiana woman recorded her five alarm meltdown over SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality. I need to believe this is fake.

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Links for June 30, 2015

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  • I don’t know who convinced E. L. James that doing a Twitter Q&A would be a good idea, but something tells me he or she is in for a good caning sometime soon.
  • Chris Christie joins the GOP clown party bus.
  • The “Up House” could be demolished unless a non-profit steps in to save it.
  • I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Dan Savage, but he speaks the truth here.
  • Single guys? Luka Magnotta is looking for his prince charming. You just have to get past that whole “killed his boyfriend in a homemade snuff film” thing.
  • Direct from Paul Feig (I made a pun) this is what the new Ghostbusters jumpsuits and proton packs will look like in the reboot. I really like the proton packs.
  • And in other movie news, the next Star Trek movie will be called Star Trek Beyond.
  • Is your state one of the drunkest?
  • And in further movie news, Robert Zemeckis says there will never be a Back to the Future remake while he’s still alive. Thank you, Mr. Zemeckis.
  • Jimmy Kimmel asked kids to explain gay marriage. I love the girl at the 1:17 mark.
  • A hardware store owner in Tennessee says that gays aren’t allowed in his store. I wonder how long before he has a GoFundMe page.
  • Piyush “Bobby” Jindal asked his supporters to tweet questions to him using the hashtag #AskBobby. I’m sure you can imagine what happened next.

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Links for June 29, 2015

Posted by David Green + June 29, 2015 + Links + Comments

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  • Harold Covington (the white supremacist who inspired Dylann Roof to murder nine innocent people in Charleston, SC) says what happened there was just “a preview of coming attractions.” Perhaps the FBI should have a sit down with him?
  • Yahoo Mail says “Bye Felicia!” to a homophobic user.
  • NBC tells Donald Trump, “You’re fired!” True to form, he makes it all about himself and his fake campaign for the presidency.
  • Speaking of people who will never be elected president, Senator Butch-Me-Up says the GOP should back off on gay marriage.
  • Anna Robb defended selling the Confederate flag in her Branson, MO store to the Springfield News-Leader, insisting that it’s not racist. In a “shocking twist,” her husband has ties to the KKK and her father-in-law is their national director.
  • Abstinence spokesperson, Bristol Palin, calls out “giddy assholes” for noting the hypocrisy of her being pregnant with a second child out of wedlock.
  • This officer with the NYPD went above and beyond the call of duty on Sunday when he let a cutie go all Patrick Swayze on him. Stop and frisky, indeed.
  • In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Facebook is probably tracking the 26 million people who used their rainbow profile picture filter thing.
  • With the Scream TV series coming, the Scream film franchise is apparently dead.

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