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How original: Joe Scarborough releases anti-Trump music video

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Scarborough: A rock star in his own mind

And I’m sure MSNBC is quite proud of Joe, his Trump Derangement Syndrome, and his crappy song.

From Daily Mail: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski take aim at President Trump daily on the set of ‘Morning Joe,’ but Friday they found a new way to voice their disdain for the current commander-in-chief.

In a music video for the title song off his newly released EP ‘Mystified,’ Scarborough shows images of a world in decline from war, drug use, guns and racism, with video clips of President Trump scattered throughout.

The video stars Scarborough and Brzezinski, who stare desensitized at the images in front of them, including one of a mushroom cloud after the detonation of a nuclear bomb.

‘TrumpWorld Culture on the Skids in the music video to the title track of our new EP ‘Mystified,” wrote Scarborough, 54, after posting the video on Facebook.

Brzezinski, 50, and Scarborough were out living the rock star life on Thursday, with the early-morning show hosts heading out to The Cutting Room in New York City for a concert. It was not just any concert either, as it was Scarborough himself on stage, performing with his band of the same name one day before the release of their EP.

And like any good co-host or fiancee, Brzezinski was front and center throughout the evening, while also serving as a moderator of sorts who took the stage multiple times during the show to announce the members of the media in attendance, thank those who came out to the event, and playfully bicker with her groom-to-be.

Read the rest of the story and see the “music” video here.

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Rhode Island lawmaker who shared a screen shot with porn open in his web browser apologizes: Says it was a friend who sent him the image

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Ramon Perez: “Too trusting” of people…

Yeah, my friends do that to me all the time too.

From Daily Mail: A state lawmaker who accidentally shared a screen shot with pornographic websites open in the web browser insisted: ‘I am not a pervert’.

Democratic Rep. Ramon Perez, of Providence, Rhode Island, called it an ‘innocent mistake’ on Tuesday after he distributed a screen grab to the House Finance Committee last Wednesday that included pornographic web titles in other tabs.

Perez, who then shared the offending screen shot on his own Facebook page before deleting his account, claimed someone else shared the image with him.

Perez brought printouts of a Wikipedia article to give to House Finance Committee members as part of his testimony in favor of a car accident insurance bill. But the screen shot, time stamped at 2:07am, showed multiple browser tabs with ‘teen’ ‘young,’ and ‘MILF’ in the titles. No pornographic images could be seen.

A House spokesman confirmed Perez gave the document to the clerk, who distributed them before the unsavory tabs were discovered.

Perez, who submitted a new handout the next day, said the screen shot was provided to him by a friend whom he’d asked to research the information.

He told ABC: ‘I was asking a friend if they know something about it. So a friend sent me that picture with the information I was looking for. I used that picture to make copies. I didn’t see the stuff at the top.’

When asked who that person might be, Perez said: ‘I won’t mention anything, because it’s my fault.’

Perez also shared the screen grab on Facebook in a now-deleted post, writing: ‘Tell me people what you see wrong in this picture? I was send this picture with information I need it for one of my bill, I didn’t notice what was wrong with it, until I got a few calls about it.’

‘My fault for no noticing the picture I had receive, had something bad on it, and use it by mistake.’

Rep. Teresa Tanzi, a member of the committee, called the incident ‘deeply disturbing.’

On Tuesday, the first-term representative apologized directly to Tanzi, and asked his colleagues for forgiveness.  ‘I am not a pervert. I made a big mistake of trusting too much in people,’ he told them as he denied looking at pornography online.

‘I know that people don’t believe me here. They say that’s the excuse everybody makes, oh, it was somebody else.’

Perez, who is married, got emotional as he called what happened ‘a nightmare’ and said he has lost sleep over it. ‘Just give me a chance and don’t judge me so quick,’ he said. ‘It was an innocent mistake.’

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Special snowflake: Transgender man files complaint against Seattle library over family restroom

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Wait, I thought that transgenders want the right to use the restroom associated with their “gender identity.” But now they want access to restrooms designated for families and children? I can’t keep up with all their demands.

From Seattle Times: A transgender man filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on Monday afternoon against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to allow him to use the only private restroom in its downtown building, which is reserved for families.

After Ryan “Comet” Alley refused to stop filming his encounter this past Wednesday with a library security officer, he was asked to leave. When he didn’t, the officer banned him from the library for three days. Alley posted the video to Facebook, attracting thousands of views.

Danni Askini, executive director of the Gender Justice League, said she thinks the library is out of compliance with the city’s all-gender restroom ordinance.

The ordinance requires any single-stall restroom in a public place to be accessible to all people, regardless of their gender identity.Even though the library has bathrooms labeled for men and women, library spokeswoman Andra Addison said they are all gender-neutral.

Alley, who wrote in his Facebook post that he is disabled, told library staff he didn’t feel safe using bathrooms with any gender label. He didn’t say why.

The restroom Alley wanted to use was off-limits, Addison said, because he didn’t have a child with him. That restroom is in the Central Library’s children’s section.

“It’s a safety issue,” she said. When the organization built a new downtown facility in 2004, concerns about bathroom use in a “busy urban library” caused architects to give the children’s wing its own restroom, according to Addison. The library has periodically had to call police for various incidents in its restrooms, including drug overdoses, she said.

Still, she said: “We absolutely recognize that what happened was very hurtful to the patron and the transgender community.”

The library issued a statement saying that it was creating a new option for transgender patrons until a private, gender-neutral bathroom, already in the works, opens next year. Upon request, the library will open up staff restrooms, Addison elaborated.

Elliott Bronstein, spokesman for the city’s civil-rights office, said it was looking into the matter. Until now, he added, the office has not considered how family bathrooms jibe with its nondiscrimination ordinance. “It’s an unusual situation,” he said.

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Why This Mom Won’t Teach Her Daughters To Dress Modestly

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From HuffPo: Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber have six daughters, ranging in age from 5 to 18, and a baby on the way in the fall. With all that experience, they’ve learned a few things about parenting, which they share on their family blog and Facebook page, Beyond Moi.

Among lighter parenting fare, the Martin-Webers frequently discuss topics such as sex positivity, body autonomy and consent, and the toxicity of gender roles for boys and girls. All these play into their recent Facebook post on why they don’t enforce a modest standard of dress for their six daughters.

“We were asked yesterday and have been asked before what are our standards of modesty in how our children dress and how do we enforce that,” Jessica began the post, which included a photo of herself and two of her daughters in summer clothing.  “Here’s the short version: we don’t teach or enforce any standards of modest dress for our children,” she wrote.

She goes on to explain that while the family follows the dress code guidelines of places they visit, such as schools, outside of that they do not believe in “modesty” as a concept.

Modesty is too subjective and true modesty is about attitude and our heart. To us, enforcing modesty standards is about controlling people and we have found that is counterproductive and undermines our commitment to respecting bodily autonomy,” she writes.

Jessica points out that while some would find each of the outfits she and her daughters are wearing in the photo modest, others would find them unacceptable. Instead of adhering to an arbitrary standard of modesty, she uses a series of practical guidelines that her daughters can take into consideration when choosing their clothing.

For instance: “Can you participate in the activities you will need to do without worrying about your clothing?” and “Is it practical for the weather?” For older children, the conversation might include something like: “Are YOU comfortable with the parts of your body that are showing and that others may notice those parts and though we are not responsible for the actions of others, how will you feel if someone says something about that?”

Jessica says the couple is often asked by friends and readers of the blog how they approach teaching their children to dress modestly, so she decided to write a post on the subject.

“We really just wanted to show that there is another option in how to approach this topic without promoting toxic ideas that the human body, specifically the female body, is dangerous and to be controlled, hidden and punished for being sexual,” Jessica told HuffPost.

Jessica herself feels so passionately about the topic of body autonomy because of her own experiences. She grew up with a set of extremely rigorous standards of “modest” dress that led her to fear her own body, and yet that didn’t protect her from experiencing sexual abuse. Still, she took a similar approach with her own children, until two of her daughters were assaulted at ages 3 and 5 by a family friend. That’s when she and her husband realized that emphasizing “modest” dress actually contributes to rape culture, by “teaching that we are responsible for what abusers think and even what they do.”

“This was just one way the abuse changed our parenting,” she told HuffPost. “Instilling in our children that they had the say over their body couldn’t be in lip service only, it had to translate in every aspect of their lives.”

“As their parents, we aren’t responsible for controlling their bodies but rather for guiding them to eventually be able to make those decisions for themselves,” she continued. “It takes more time to dialogue with them and guide them while respecting their autonomy but we believe that is worth it in the long run and we have personal experience that enforcing rules like what they should wear doesn’t actually work to keep them safe.”

Jessica feels that doing away with modest dress standards has not only helped free her children from the pressure of dressing for the “male gaze” and equating their worth with their sexuality, but it has also helped them find the confidence to dress solely for their own approval.

Read the rest of the story here.

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CNN cuts ties with Reza Aslan following anti-Trump tweets

reza aslan tweetReza is done at CNN. I did a blog post on Raslan’s inappropriate tweet regarding Trump’s appropriate response to the London attack. Read about it here.

Time to find another job, libtard.

From Fox News: CNN has parted ways with “Believer” host Reza Aslan less than a week after the religious scholar (hahahahahahahaha) came under fire for a series of heated tweets he made about President Trump.

“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan’ (season two),” a CNN rep told Fox News. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”

A rep for Aslan did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

Aslan responded to Trump’s June 3 remarks regarding the terrorist attacks in London calling Trump an “embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency” and a “piece of s–t.”

He later apologized for his language.

Aslan’s CNN show faced controversy earlier this year when the 45-year-old ate a human brain with a Hindu cannibalistic sect in an episode that aired in March.

“Believer” was meant to explore a variety of faith-based groups around the world. But his exploration of the cannibalistic sect in India had many people up in arms over what they saw is a misrepresentation of Hinduism.

He apologized on Facebook saying at the time he made it clear on the show that the Aghoris are an “extreme Hindu sect” and “are not representative of Hinduism.”

CNN also recently cut ties with Kathy Griffin after the comedian posed with a bloodied Trump mask for a photo shoot. Griffin had previously co-hosted the network’s New Years Eve broadcast alongside Anderson Cooper.

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Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money

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Zuckerberg: Doesn’t understand how failure can drive one to succeed.

You are personally responsible for finding your own meaningful role, not the government. But that self-sufficiency mentality never crosses the mind of a proggie.

From Yahoo: CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech.

Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator.

Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” Zuckerberg said during his speech. “We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.

Zuckerberg said that, because he knew he had a safety net if projects like Facebook had failed, he was confident enough to continue on without fear of failing. Others, he said, such as children who need to support households instead of poking away on computers learning how to code, don’t have the foundation Zuckerberg had. Universal basic income would provide that sort of cushion, Zuckerberg argued.

Altman’s view is similar. A year ago, Altman said he thinkseveryone should have enough money to meet their basic needs—no matter what, especially if there are enough resources to make it possible. We don’t yet know how it should look or how to pay for it, but basic income seems a promising way to do this.” Altman believes basic income will be possible as technological advancements “generate an abundance of resources” that help decrease the cost of living.

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The Black Tape Project: Naked women are going clubbing wearing nothing but tape

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The Black Tape Project: Competition for the “SlutWalk”

Well, that’s one way to get a wax job.

From Sacramento Bee: Here’s a trend that’s starting to stick: Women in nightclubs wearing nothing more than tape covering their bits and bobs.

Which leads to one painfully obvious question: Doesn’t it hurt to peel all that tape off?

This odd tale of the tape begins with Joel Alvarez, a photographer in Miami and creator of The Black Tape Project, which he calls “tape art and alternative fashion.”

Alvarez tapes pieces of black electric tape onto naked models to make it look as if they’re wearing swimwear. Skimpy swimwear. Really skimpy swimwear. And he’s popular. Very popular. Gee, go figure.

“I do believe I’m the first person to tape someone in an artistic fashion,” he told the New York Post. He’s so popular that scam artists pretend to be him online to con women, the Post reports. “Apparently women clubbing only in duct tape is a thing now,” sniffed British Esquire. “You’ll all catch colds. Heed our words.”

The Black Tape Project has nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram. Alvarez’s “The King of Tape” Instagram has more than 51,000 followers. Fans keep track of his work on Facebook, too. Alvarez has taped up women from Las Vegas and New York to Europe and the Caribbean.

According to the Post he charges up to $1,000 for private taping sessions, which include a sexy photo shoot.

Women – from what it looks like mostly firm-bodied models and dancers – wait in line in clubs for their turn with him. He also charges $55,000 for a live performance, according to the Post, but thousands of people also watch him work on videos he posts on social media.

Back in 2008, as he was just starting out as a photographer, Alvarez was commissioned to photograph a model wrapped in black electrical tape. Cocooning a woman in tape didn’t get his creative juices flowing, according to his resume. But the idea stuck with him.

He created his own technique of using black electrical tape to create designs on women’s naked bodies — strategically placed pieces of tape that followed the curves of the female form and hid what needed to stay private.

He has told Instagram followers that he cuts the pieces of tape on the spot and that it takes him about two hours to decorate one body. More modest women opt for the torso-only look. Then, Alvarez started working with gold, shiny, reflective tape.

Last month he found new fans when he took The Black Tape Project to the beach for the first time.

His photos and videos of the photo shoot – where he covered a model with tiny pieces of shiny gold tape to replicate a bikini – quickly went viral. People online couldn’t figure out if the model was wearing clothes. She was so shiny some people thought she was a hologram.

And what about the weird tan lines she’s going to get, people worried. “Though the gold tape is strategically placed to technically make the look Instagram-friendly, it’s giving the #FreeTheNipple trend a run for its money,” noted Teen Vogue.

This whole taping-naked-women situation left beauty bloggers for Yahoo in Australia scratching their heads. “We have been left with several questions. How much pain will these women be in as the tape is removed?” they wondered. “How is the tape even removed from down there? What do you have to do to be born as brave as these women? Let’s hope this bizarre look doesn’t make an appearance in the real world any time soon.”

Who knows if it will, since Alvarez recently announced a “phase 2” and “phase 3” of The Black Tape Project are coming soon. “Considering changing the name of the project now that I don’t use black tape much and the experiment is over,” he announced on Facebook this week without disclosing the results of his “experiment.”

“What do you guys suggest. Let’s be serious though. The clear tape project is out of the question.”

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