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Malia Obama Interning on Girls Set This Summer, Working With Lena Dunham

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Yahoo: Talk about a great summer gig! Malia Obama landed the dream internship of a lifetime this summer — working with Lena Dunham on the set of HBO’s hit series Girls.

She’s a fan, and she mentioned that to Lena [Dunham] when she came to the White House,” a source close to the production told Us Weekly. “I’m not sure how long she’ll be interning for. It’s a bit of a trial thing for her. They’ve known each other and discussed for a while. Lena and her get along great.

Lena Dunham's double date with Obama

Malia, who turned 17 on Saturday, July 4, has already been spotted out and about in Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg, delivering coffee for the cast and crew and helping to keep the public away from the set, according to TMZ.

But despite her young age, this isn’t Malia’s first foray into the entertainment industry. Last summer, she worked as a production assistant for Halle Berry’s CBS show Extant. She also currently has an internship at a fashion house, a source told Us.

Malia is set to graduate from private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., next year, and will be attending college the following fall. She was recently spotted checking out New York University, and has also toured Columbia University (her father’s alma mater), along with Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

The First Teen has come a long way from her days as a high school student, set to head to her high school prom. Last May, President Obama sat down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, and talk turned to his older daughter’s love life.

“May we ask, did she go with a boy to the prom?” Ripa asked. Protective President Obama didn’t bite the bait, however, responding, “I think this is classified information.”

Nothing says “great summer gig” better than letting your 17-year-old work on a set that produces crap like this.

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New documentary exposes Hollywood man-boy pedophile ring

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Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media reports that An Open Secret, a new explosive documentary on Hollywood pedophiles opened on Friday night, July 3, 2015, at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in New York City. On July 17, the film will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills.

Directed by Amy Berg, An Open Secret exposes how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. Berg’s 2006 documentary on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophilia/pederasty, Deliver Us from Evil, was nominated for an Oscar.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “A sober look at…the sexual exploitation of teenage boys in the entertainment industry by the older men who can make or break their careers…. [W]ith any luck it will encourage other victims to speak up, and enlighten the parents of showbiz aspirants about the industry’s dangers.”

Several journalists are included in the film. One journalist said his story documenting the sexual crimes committed by top Hollywood figures was killed, that is, censored.

Even more shocking, director Berg said she could not find any company willing to distribute her film until Rocky Mountain Pictures, the distributor behind such ground-breaking conservative-oriented documentaries as Obama 2016, stepped up to make sure this important film gets released in various cities this summer. Vesuvio Entertainment is helping with distribution of the film.

The film is rated R, meaning those under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. It includes interviews with victims and identifies by name those who have been caught, prosecuted and convicted for sexual abuse.

The film identifies a pedophile ring led by a convicted sex offender named Marc Collins-Rector, who had ties to the rich and famous in Hollywood. Collins-Rector established an Internet-based TV company called Digital Entertainment Network (DEN).

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DEN’s first project, Chad’s World, was described by the Los Angeles Times as centering “on a 15-year-old from Michigan who questions his sexual orientation and ultimately flees his town’s intolerance to move in with a gay couple in a California mansion.” This and other questionable Digital Entertainment Network projects are discussed in the Berg film.

Digital Entainment Network’s investors reportedly included movie director Bryan Singer, David Geffen and Arianna Huffington’s homosexual ex-husband Michael Huffington.

Bryan Singer, David Geffen, Michael Huffington

David Geffen is the openly homosexual co-founder, with director Steven Spielberg, of DreamWorks Studios. In an interview with Vanity Fair, former Hollywood powerhouse Michael Ovitz identified Geffen as the demagogic leader of a shadowy cabal in Hollywood which Ovitz calls the Gay Mafia. (See “The Gay Mafia and America’s aggressive homosexual agenda“)

Bryan Singer is the openly bisexual director of the X-Men blockbusters who had been sued 3 times for sexual misconduct:

  1. In 1997, a 14-year-old extra accused Singer of asking him and other minors to film a shower scene in the nude for the film Apt Pupil. A lawsuit was filed but dismissed for insufficient evidence.
  2. In April 2014, Singer was accused in a civil lawsuit of having drugged and raped a minor — 17-year-old actor and model Michael Egan — in Hawaii and Los Angeles in the late 1990s. Four months later, Egan withdrew his lawsuit after Singer’s attorney presented evidence that neither Singer nor Egan were in Hawaii at the time.
  3. In May 2014, attorney Jeff Herman filed a lawsuit on behalf of an anonymous British man against Singer and producer Gary Goddard for sexually assaulting “John Doe No. 117″ when the latter was a minor while in London for the premiere of Superman Returns. 2 months later, the charge against Singer was dismissed, at the accuser’s request, but the case against Goddard remains active.

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According to The Daily Beast, Singer is infamous for his “Twink” pool parties, described by an attendee as wild nights of no clothes and lots of alcohol. Among homosexuals, the word “twink” describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless. The term’s namesake is Twinkie, a junk food containing shiny packaging, a sweet taste, and zero nutritional value. “Twinks” can be bussed into parties, thrown into pools, put into a tiny Speedo—or no Speedo at all—and ornamentally placed around the water’s edge like living, breathing, giggling statuary.

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The Chicago Way: Too many dead & shot, and father of 7-year-old victim is notorious gang member who won’t cooperate with law enforcement

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CBS Chicago: Fourth of July weekend shootings have left seven people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 38 others injured since Thursday evening.

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Amari Brown

Seven-year-old Amari Brown* was killed in a shooting that also left a 26-year-old woman wounded late Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Amari, who lived in the 500 block of North Drake, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:56 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the boy and a 26-year-old woman were not the intended targets when they were shot while standing in the 1100 block of North Harding just before midnight. The woman was also shot in the chest and taken to Stroger, where her condition stabilized.

“It’s crazy. Like who would shoot a 7-year-old? He got shot in the chest. Who would do that? To a baby?” Amari’s grandmother, 52-year-old Vida Hailey asked as she waited for news outside Stroger. “All the kids that are getting killed out here – it’s crazy. When is it going to stop?”

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When is the mayor going to do something?

Early Sunday, a 23-year-old man was killed in a shooting that also left two others wounded in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood. The three were sitting inside a van in an alley near Sunnyside and Kimball about 2:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said. The 23-year-old was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg and taken to Masonic, where his condition was stabilized. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the right finger and was being treated at Swedish Covenant Hospital. A police source said all the victims are documented gang members.

About an hour and a half earlier, a man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood. The 26-year-old man was sitting in his car in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive about 1 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots into the car, police said. He was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Police said the shooting is possibly gang-related.

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Friday afternoon in a Bronzeville neighborhood park named after slain King College Prep student Hadiya Pendleton. The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Banks, a Dunbar Vocational High School junior, was playing basketball with his older brother, Vinny, and some friends when he was shot, his aunt, LaShanda Childs, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He was a loving child, getting ready to be a senior at high school,” Childs said. “He was going to start a summer job on Monday. He was very excited about it.”

Like Pendleton — in whose honor the park was renamed just two months ago — Banks was shot in the back. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:31 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man was shot in the right foot and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. Police said Banks and the 19-year-old were likely not the intended targets of the shooting.

Earlier Friday, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a South Side Washington Heights neighborhood drive-by shooting on the South Side. The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The woman, 43, was shot in the abdomen and buttocks and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition had stabilized, police said.

A 26-year-old man was killed in the same block he lived in just after midnight Friday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, the medical examiner’s office said.

An officer at the scene said the shooting — the second on that block in about nine hours — may have stemmed from a conflict involving the La Raza street gang. Neighbors said they heard about four to six gunshots.

“We were all in the kitchen you know, having bonding, family time, and this happens,” said 15-year-old Jocelyn Avila, who lives on the block and also heard gunshots from the other shooting at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The weekend’s first homicide happened Thursday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

On Saturday night, a man was shot in Streeterville shortly after the Navy Pier fireworks show. The 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen at 10:06 p.m. in the 200 block of East Ohio, according to police and fire officials. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. A possible shooter was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene.

At least 32 others have been injured in shootings since 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

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*As reported by the Chicago Sun Times last night (via Twitchy):

The bullet that fatally wounded 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July was meant for his father, Chicago’s top cop said Sunday. Antonio Brown, a ranking gang member with 45 previous arrests, was not cooperating with police as of Sunday afternoon as they tried to find his son’s killer, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.”

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Grad student threatens abortion unless she raises $1M

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Campus Reform: An anonymous pregnant graduate student is threatening to abort her baby next month if she cannot raise 1 million dollars in the 72 hours before the scheduled abortion.

The threat comes from her website prolifeantiwoman.com. The student claims to be a graduate student who is currently seven weeks pregnant. Due to what she says are newly restrictive abortion laws in her school’s state, she is promising to return to her home state for the abortion.

She writes on her website:

On July 7th I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion. If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I’ll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child, which he or she will have access to when they turn 21.”

The student explains that she believes the pro-life movement is hiding the religious right. She suggests that the movement actually cares very little about saving lives and more about “controlling women by minimizing their choices. . . [including] readily available reproductive health care.”

The twenty-six-year-old female suggests that if all of the 157 million supporters of life in the country gave less than a few cents, then it would more than meet the deadline. Last year’s Gallup poll suggested that 47% of Americans identified as pro-life.

Many in the pro-life movement are speaking out about the student’s actions. “It’s like a political Kickstarter—or a ransom note, depending on where you stand on the issue of abortion” says Adriana Velez of The Stir.

The student states that since her actions are about making a point and not her, she will remain anonymous.

More from this woman’s web site:

The backward direction this country is headed in terms of its treatment of women I feel is due in large part to the influence of the religious right disguised as the pro-life movement. The pro-life movement cares very little about saving lives and far more about controlling women by minimizing their choices in a wide variety of ways not the least of which is readily available reproductive health care.”

Last time I check, extortion was a crime. This woman needs some mental health services…and so will the child if her demands are met.

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Connecticut mom balks when son’s kindergarten application gets personal

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Fox News: A Connecticut mom wanted to snap her No. 2 pencil in half when she sat down to fill out her son’s kindergarten application and came across personal questions about his birth that left her demanding answers instead of filling them out.

The application, which West Hartford School District officials say have been standard for decades, sought information such as whether Cara Paiuk’s delivery was by C-section or not, whether there were other complications and even if her newborn son had gone home with his parents without delay. Paiuk said she talked to other Aiken Elementary moms, and they also were taken aback by the intrusive questioning.

“Most parents I have spoken to are outraged, and then they are almost outraged at themselves, like, ‘Did I fill that out? Did I not even question it?‘” Paiuk said.

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Tom Moore

The school was apparently seeking any information that might indicate children could have developmental problems. Tom Moore, superintendent of West Hartford public schools, said this is the first time the birth-related questions have raised objections. He said he spoke to doctors in attempt to figure out why the question were on the form and whether they had any merit.

“I think that question may have [been included] because C-section births had a higher rate of trauma, years ago, partially due to the nature of the birth,” he said. “I do not think that is necessarily true today.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center, in New Jersey, said the questions about the mother’s birth experience should definitely be crossed out.

“What you are implying in those questions is that you’re going to be able to make some sort of diagnosis and maybe alter or amend the curriculum of the child,” said Alvarez, who also is senior managing editor for health at Fox News Channel. “What is the implication of that question? If you are implying that a vaginal birth child is going to be smarter or more proactive in class than a C-section child, that is not the case.” If anything, the information gathering could result in a bias against certain children, according to Alvarez.

Paiuk hopes that the school will recognize her concerns and make changes to the application. “I think they [the forms] need to be reviewed and updated because everything changes, the world changes, children change, and education changes,” she said.

Moore told FoxNews.com Paiuk “makes a very good point.” “I would bet heavily that when kindergarten parents in West Hartford register their kids [next year], that question will not be on there,” Moore said.

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“If you are offended, don’t look”: Mom of 8-Year-Old Gay Pride Marcher Responds to Critics

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Precocious Desmond/Getty Image

Yahoo: There was plenty to marvel at during the New York City Pride March on Sunday, but one precocious 8-year-old boy stood out from the crowd: Desmond Napoles, of Brooklyn, who joyously strutted and vogued his way down Fifth Avenue in a rainbow tutu and gold sequined cap. And when critics reared their heads on social media Monday, suggesting his participation was inappropriate, mom Wendylou Napoles shut them down with grace and pride.

“If you are offended, don’t look,” Napoles wrote, in part, in a lengthy post on the Facebook page of LGBT website NewNowNext. That’s where a photo of Desmond (nicknamed “Desi”) has sparked nearly 5,000 likes and more than 200 comments, some of them attacking Napoles for allowing — even forcing — her son to be on such blatantly gender-fluid display.

He is old enough and smart enough to know he would be marching in the Pride parade in front of thousands of people and did it willingly,” she wrote. “In fact, I thought he would stop after 10 blocks of walking, but he felt so good about being dressed up and being who he is that he vogued and danced the entire two miles. We collaborated on the outfit and this is how he wanted to look today. This was his Pride today. He felt it. He loved it. He was it. These children will be our future. Embrace who they are. All they are asking for is the same love, respect, and acceptance of themselves as any child would.”

Napoles tells Yahoo Parenting that she and her husband Andrew have been taking Desmond to watch the Pride March since he was 6 years old.

“He loved to see the drag queens and the colorful costumes,” she says, admitting that she did have initial moments of discomfort, but got over them quickly. “I believe my son will be better off and more successful in the long-term being exposed to all of the diversity at Pride. He needs to know that there is more to life than what he experiences at home, at school, and in our neighborhood.”

Desmond has wanted to join the marchers since last year (when his parents didn’t think he was ready), and so on Sunday, he did — along with his mother, father, and teen sister Meagan. They were part of the always-popular PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) contingent. And it paid off.

“I was extremely proud of Desmond in the march. I could tell that he was living his dreams,” Napoles says. “Imagine being a boy like him and the challenges he faces every day — to be accepted by thousands and thousands of people for being yourself. That must be incredible. There were many moments when I had tears running down my face from witnessing how happy and comfortable he was and from looking around and seeing the reactions from the crowd.”

Read the rest here.

So the expression If you are offended, don’t look is all it takes to shut down opposition with grace and pride?

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Well then, if you are offended, don’t look. Try that argument with a liberal and see how far that gets you.

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Toronto councilor tells young kids to become gay activists at Pride flag raising

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LifeSiteNews.com: About 20 children, appearing to be kindergarten age, were given front row seating at Toronto’s “Gay Pride” flag raising ceremony this week at city hall. During one city councilor’s speech, she spoke directly to them and told them to “make sure the work is carried forward” of promoting the acceptance of homosexuality in society. 

“Because we know the work [is] never finished, we’re going to rely on you little guys and gals to make sure the work is carried forward,” lesbian Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam told the youngsters from Clinton Street Public School in the Toronto District School Board at the June 22 event.

The children, who were led to the event by two activists dressed as fruits — a kiwi and a blueberry — were handed mini gay pride flags and were used by the mayor and other homosexual activists for a photo op.

Speeches by Mayor John Tory, Councillor Wong-Tam and other homosexual activists emphasized how homosexual achievements throughout the city recently have made Toronto a template for homosexual activism across Canada.

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“When Toronto acts, I hope the rest of the country indeed does follow,” Tory said in his speech, in which he focused on differentiating himself from former Mayor Rob Ford who on principle did not attend one Gay Pride Parade during his years as mayor.

“I have been proud to attend many Pride Festival flag-raisings right here over the years and now I have the privilege to be here in 2015 as an enthusiastic, supportive mayor in Toronto,” he said.

“My entire family will march with happiness and enthusiasm at this year’s pride parade,” he said at one point, adding: “You have a friend in the mayor of Toronto.”

A blogger from Blogwrath filmed the event and published the video and photos. In the blogger’s view, when compared to the past years, this year’s event “looked and sounded like a homosexual victory party.”

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Go to Blogwrath to see pictures from the event.

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