A producer for Tucker Carlson Tonight happened to notice that CVS is now selling sex toys and FOX News ran with it like a dog with a bone.
” There’s a Tush Cush for $11.97, though the accompanying lotion that goes with it will set you back an additional $11.97. And if you’ve got the cash, right there in the middle, the Buzzy Butt will run you $32.50. Information just wanted you to know about New York.” – Fox News correspondent Trace Gallagher.
Carlson’s reply: “But it’s immoral to sell Marlboros, Trace, just so you know. Thank you for your reporting. You blow my mind every night.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked seasonal spikes in influenza, Sars-CoV-2 — the virus that causes Covid-19 — and respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, three viruses that cause respiratory illness and can be fatal to very young, elderly and immunocompromised groups.
As of Dec. 1, nearly 10% of weekly deaths were attributed to pneumonia, the flu or Covid-19, well above the epidemic threshold of 6.4% established by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Health care facilities are getting overloaded again as they grapple with a “tripledemic” of viral respiratory infections, people are being urged to consider donning masks and calling out sick.
PLEASE social distance, mask-up, wash your hands, and be careful.
Protests and fighting broke out in front of Old Nick’s Pub in Eugene on Sunday, with a crowd of people defending or attacking the pub for hosting a drag story time event with an 11-year-old performer.
Some 250 people lined the sidewalks next to the pub on Washington Street to support the pub and event. About 50 protesters were on the opposite sidewalk protesting it.
The event was packed where the 11-year-old drag performer Vanellope Macpherson Dupont was the show’s guest of honor instead of performing.
Via The Register Guard: The conflict began a week ago after online commenters and right-wing personalities caught wind of the drag show and accused the event of sexualizing children who perform in it. A protest was organized targeting the pub, and in response, community members planned a counterprotest titled “Eugene stands against hate.”
At one point, protestors threw rocks and smoke grenades at each other, and at least one person on both sides was hit in the face with pepper spray. there were no arrests.
The pub said Monday in a Facebook post that the event went on safely despite the protests, but the business expects to be “a target for violent extremists for a good while” and said it spent $2,000 on private security Sunday.
“We love you all so much, and we will not ever back down to hate,” the pub said in its Monday post. It added.
The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion in a 6-3 vote, a momentous break from a half century of rulings on one of the nation’s most controversial issues.
The court’s ruling does not make abortion illegal, but with access to the procedure no longer deemed a constitutional right, states can now move to ban it.
Breyer/Sotomayor/Kagan: “With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent.” From Roe … to Sorrow. It truly is sad.“
You can read all 213 pages of the Supreme Court’s decision by clicking HERE.
TMZ.com reporting that Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has filed legal documents in Los Angeles County Court to legally change her name in an effort to be recognized as female, but also as a way to distance herself from her infamous father.
Vivian Jenna Wilson turned 18 in April, and if the court recognizes the petition, she will be issued a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name change.
TMZ reported that the official reason stated: “Gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol is taking the extraordinary step of sending subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers who have rejected the panel’s requests to voluntarily cooperate. Including: Reps., Mo Brooks of Alabama, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and (of course) Jim Jordan of Ohio
Democratic Chait of the Committee Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, said in a statement.:
“The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it. Before we hold our hearings next month, we wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused and we’re forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers facts concerning January 6th. We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done.”
The committee has scheduled the depositions for the members of Congress for the end of May
Louisiana House Bill 837 by Republican Haughton Rep. Dodie Horton would prohibit discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through eighth grades or teachers discussing their own sexual identity through the 12th grade. “Unfortunately, some teachers are interjecting their own lifestyle choices into the classroom,” Horton said. “(The bill) defines the line that has recently been blurred by some teachers to share their personal sexual identity and gender preferences with our children.”
Members of the House Education Committee voted 7-4 to keep the bill from advancing.
Coming Soon to the GOP Children’s Book Club:Dodie Horton Hears a Homo. by Dr. Allen Sues.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday signed the state’s controversial Parental Rights in Education bill – known to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill – into law. It will take effect July 1thus sending Florida back in time almost 40 years to Anita Bryan’s “Save The Children Campaign.”
The governor, standing behind a podium reading “Protect Children” and “Support Parents,” also claimed to have found at least six school districts in Florida had policies to “cut parents out of decisions regarding their child’s well being.
Under the now-law, Instruction related to sexual orientation or gender identity will be restricted in the state’s primary schools. Educators of all grade levels are prohibited from engaging in instruction on those topics in a manner that is not “age appropriate or developmentally appropriate” for children.
This law doesn’t solve any problem that currently or has existed in Florida. Instead, HB 1557was introduced and has weaponized by the Governor’s office to launch a bigoted smear campaign to attack and defame Lesbian and Gay Americans with baseless accusations of grooming and pedophilia. The bill’s intentionally vague language leaves teachers afraid to talk to their students and opens up school districts to costly and frivolous litigation from those seeking to exclude LGBT people from any grade.
And everyone please remember to thank the Walt Disney Company for throwing us all underthe bus for a few dollars.
Back in 2010 and 2011 we reported on two flawed poll taken by Gallup and Dr. Gary Gates an openly gay researcher from the Williams Institute that attempted to debunk Alfred Kinsey’s earlier estimate of 10% as the number of LGBT American’s and knocked down the estimate to 3.9%.
A report, released Thursday analyzes data from the Census Bureau may prove Kinsey right. . It states that 8% of respondents to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey said they were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. And these are just from the respondents who would openly state their sexuality.
“While the exact number of LGBTQ+ people living in the United States is unknown, recent data from the Household Pulse Survey, a national household probability survey administered by the Census Bureau, would suggest that roughly 20 million adults in the United States could be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Millions more could identify with terms more expansive than these four, but it’s still unknown exactly how they identify.”
That’s over double earlier estimates of the LGBT community’s size in the U.S.
I think Dr. Alfred Kinsey and the LGBT community deserve an apology from both Gallop and Dr. Gary Gates.
Switzerland is one of the last nations in Western Europe to ban same-sex marriage. The Swiss parliament had already legalized gay marriage, but a group of conservative “Christian” political parties pushed for the decision to be revised in a referendum and put to vote.
On Sunday Swiss voters took to the pols and appear to have decided by a clear margin to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to a projection after a national referendum on Sunday.
The projection, by the gfs.bern polling agency for Switzerland’s public broadcasters, showed the measure passing by by a whopping 64% to 36%.
Switzerland, which has a population of 8.5 million, is traditionally conservative and only extended the right to vote to all women in 1990.
The passage means that t same-sex partners on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples, by allowing them to adopt children together and facilitating citizenship for same-sex spouses. It would also permit lesbian couples to use regulated sperm donation.