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July 2017

bitchy | Ivanka Trump ‘desperately wants to lower expectations of what she can achieve’

If you want to have a laugh today, please read this Politico story about Ivanka Trump. Daddy’s precious angel is having a bad year, you guys. Poor baby! Precious Ivanka moved all the way down to Washington so she could soothe her father’s ill temper full-time, and as it turns out, it’s WAY harder to control daddy now. She had an easier time when he was just a reality star. Well, considering the series of neverending disasters from the Baby Fists administration, this Politico story wants you to know that…

Reddit raises $200 million, reaching $1.8 billion valuation

Online discussion site Reddit has nabbed its largest funding round ever, raising $200 million from a group of Silicon Valley heavyweights including Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Y Combinator's Sam Altman, who sits on Reddit's board. and a few other investment and mutual funds. CEO Steve Huffman told Recode that the additional cash will go towards internal product and business efforts, including a homepage redesign, a more mobile-friendly design and a push into…

Reclaiming Federalism for Human Rights

On June 17, 2015, Dylan Roof infiltrated a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. and murdered nine people. His stated intention was to start a race war. Dylan did not succeed, but he did re-ignite controversy over a divisive historical symbol in both South Carolina’s and the nation’s history: the Confederate battle flag. The reaction to Roof’s crime was negative enough to remove the flag from the statehouse grounds, but there are some in South Carolina who still have not accepted that decision. Last May, …

Anthony Scaramucci is out, but the Mooch jokes are forever

The news that President Trump has fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci just 10 days after hiring him lit up Twitter on Monday afternoon. It’s exactly the kind of chaotic, melodramatic news fodder that makes for prime internet joke-slinging: Trump, acting under the influence of his newly hired chief of staff John Kelly, reportedly allowed Kelly to axe Scaramucci immediately after Kelly was sworn in. And that’s on top of the fact that Kelly has just replaced Trump’s former chief of staff, Reince…

Putin Cracks Down On Anonymous Internet Use, Bans Use Of VPNs

News "...latest blow in an assault on online freedom."By Andrew Kerron July 31, 2017 at 2:30pmAdvertisement - story continues belowRussian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Sunday a measure that prohibits the use of virtual private networks and other internet services that allow users to bypass government monitoring and censorship efforts. A VPN is best described as an encrypted tunnel between a user’s computer and the destinations he visits on the internet. Some people use VPNs to browse the internet more…

Trump’s transgender military ban isn’t going over very well with Americans

A new poll indicates the president’s effort isn’t sitting well with people across the country.Protesters listen to speakers at a demonstration against a proposed ban of transgendered people in the military in the Castro District, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in San Francisco. Demonstrators flocked to a plaza named for San Francisco gay-rights icon Harvey Milk to protest President Donald Trump’s abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military. CREDIT: AP Photo/Olga R. RodriguezFar more U.S. citizens think transgender service…

10 days in, pro-LGBT Scaramucci out from White House role

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director.(Photo by Jdarsie11; courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Ten days after his appointment as White House communications director, which some hoped would change the administration’s approach to LGBT rights, Anthony Scaramucci has left the role. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Scaramucci, nicknamed the “Mooch,” was set to exit the White House after major media outlets reported the news. “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White…

Alabama Monsters Try to Deny Raped 12-year old an Abortion

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: For all the horrible things happening on the national stage these days, it’s easy to miss some truly horrifying antics going on at the local level. Today I want to draw your attention to Alabama, where a 12-year old girl was raped by an adult family member and became pregnant. She wanted the fetus aborted, but in Alabama minors need permission from a parent in order to get abortions. For the record, minors don’t need permission to give birth to a human…

Anthony Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce

Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s potty-mouthed new communications director, has been dumped by his beautiful blond wife because of his “naked political ambition,” multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six. Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 and sold to ascend to the White House, has filed for divorce from “The Mooch” after three years of marriage after getting fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she…

Why gay men are still suckers for ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ 20 years later

Let’s not get it twisted: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is queer TV. Exhibit A: the season 2 finale, ‘Becoming’, features Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) coming out to her clueless mother as a vampire slayer. “Have you tried not being a slayer?” Joyce asks, before issuing Buffy with the ultimatum all LGBT+ kids fear: “If you walk out that door, don’t ever come back.” Buffy does walk out and, like too many LGBT+ youths, ends up, for a period, homeless. So, while Buffy herself is not queer, her story clearly resonated with a…

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