News Round-Up: March 17, 2021

Ginger go-go dancer Seth Fornea
Ginger go-go dancer Seth Fornea
Ginger go-go dancer Seth Fornea (via BosGuy)

Some news items you might have missed:

BosGuy: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with ginger go-go dancer and model Seth Fornea (above). Talk about bringing new meaning to the phrase “lucky charms…”

Block Club Chicago: Did Eric Trump jump the line for COVID vaccination? A top executive of a West Side hospital in Chicago bragged about vaccinating Eric Trump the same day the hospital vaccinated workers at Trump Tower Downtown. Trump would not have been eligible to be vaccinated in Chicago.

Kenneth-in-the-212: It’s Wrestle Wednesday over at KIT212 and well-worth the click as he features 30-year-old pro wrestler David Starr (below).

Washington Blade: Dean Trantalis, currently serving as the first openly gay mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., came under criticism by LGBTQ activists this week for backing and signing a proclamation approved by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission honoring the city’s Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, which has a history of anti-LGBTQ policy positions.

The Hill: The Kentucky legislature has passed a bill that would require a governor to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat with a member of the departed senator’s party. While both houses of Kentucky’s legislature is controlled by Republican supermajorities, the state currently has a Democrat in the governor’s mansion, Gov. Andy Beshear.

USA Today: The House voted 413-12 on Wednesday to award Capitol police, Metropolitan police and other law enforcement agencies with the Congressional Gold Medal, for protecting lawmakers, staffers, reporters and visitors from insurrectionists on Jan. 6. Twelve Republicans voted against the measure for combining the medal with what they deemed “editorial comments about the January 6 sequence of events.”

Eric Trump Blames Texas Freezing On Biden?

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Eric Trump blames Biden for Texas freezing
Eric Trump (screen capture)

Eric Trump, son of “the former guy,” told viewers of Fox News this morning that President Biden’s policies are what’s “causing Texas to freeze.”

Of course, that’s not true in the least.

President Biden hasn’t made any policy changes at this point that would affect energy policies in the Lone Star state, let alone Texas freezing.

Texas went through its horrific week of water and electricity outages because of frozen natural gas lines that weren’t properly winterized.

“Texas largely relies on natural gas – especially during times of high demand–to power the state,” reports the Texas Tribune. “Experts say natural gas infrastructure, from pumping it out of the ground to the plants in city centers, was unprepared for the plunging temperatures brought by the winter storm.”

That’s what was behind Texas freezing.

But all of that might be a little over Eric’s head.

Heck, he still believes there are “75, 80 million people who would follow my father to the end of the earth.” To the end of the earth…?

Eric Trump Says He Is Part Of The LGBT Community?

L-R Eric Trump, Charlie Kirk (cropped photo: Gage Skidmore/FlickrCC License)

During an appearance on Fox & Friends this morning, Eric Trump (the other son of the president) caused a bit of a stir when it seemed he came out of the closet as a member of the LGBT community.

The panel of hosts had been discussing a recent opinion piece in the New York Times that explores the idea of possible ‘secret Trump voters’ who don’t tell friends or family about their personal preference for the Donald.

One woman, who identifies as lesbian in the article but declined to share her name, told the Times “it would not go down well for her at the store where she works if her colleagues knew that she plans to vote for Donald Trump.”

Responding to the story, Eric Trump told the panel, “The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day.”

“I’m part of that community, and we love the man,” he added.

Is that why they play “YMCA” at all the Trump rallies?

News Round-Up: May 18, 2020

RuPaul (left) raised $100K for Planned Parenthood on ‘The Price Is Right’

Some news items you might have missed:

Billboard: Emmy Award winner RuPaul (above) raised nearly $100,000 for Planned Parenthood during a special nighttime edition of the long-running game show, The Price Is Right.

Reuters: Albania’s leading psychologists’ organization has prohibited members from practicing so-called “conversion therapy” which aims to make gay people straight. Albania joins Germany and Malta as the third country in the EU to ban the practice.

PBS News Hour: The venerable news outlet interviewed 74 former staffers for Joe Biden in regard to Tara Reade’s allegations that the former vice president sexually assaulted her in 1993. None of the people interviewed said that they had experienced sexual harassment, assault or misconduct by Biden. All said they never heard any rumors or allegations of Biden engaging in sexual misconduct, until the recent assault allegation made by Reade.

The Advocate: As a huge fan of the 1970s sci-fi series The Bionic Woman, I found this article, exploring why the show resonates so deeply with feminist and LGBTQ audiences, fascinating.

HuffPost: Taking a page from his dad’s playbook, Eric Trump insisted in an interview that COVID-19 will “magically” disappear — after Election Day. He claimed that the coronavirus that has killed 312,000 people around the globe — including nearly 90,000 Americans — is a ploy cooked-up by the Democrats to stop Donald Trump from rallying his supporters at campaign events.

New Music: Eurovision’s 2018 champion Netta is back with her new song “Cuckoo”, a devastating heartbreaker of a ballad that feels eerily poignant given the state of the world currently.

The song debuted as a part of Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light which aired in 46 countries and included this touching video of Netta performing the track with a custom-made music box. The studio recording of the single is also available now.

The track is a noticeable departure for the Israeli artist/composer/songwriter who has become famous garnering over 1 billion streams globally for her bombastic, colorful, and high-adrenaline pop songs like “Toy” which led to her win at the Eurovision competition.

Waitress Accused Of Spitting On Eric Trump

Eric Trump (R) with his brother Don Jr. (L)

The New York Times reports that a Chicago waitress apparently spit on Eric Trump, one of Donald Trump’s sons, while he was having dinner on Tuesday night.

An official with the Trump Organization, where Mr. Trump is an executive vice president, said the woman who spit on him was immediately handcuffed and detained by the Secret Service and the Chicago police. She was released after about two hours when Mr. Trump decided not to press charges.

Officials with The Aviary released an unsigned statement Wednesday describing “an unfortunate incident” that “occurred between an employee at The Aviary and Eric Trump.” That employee has been placed on leave, the statement said, adding that restaurant officials did not witness the reported spitting.

I don’t condone acts like this, but as others have similarly paraphrased, I’m guessing he wasn’t her type?

And for those folks saying what a wonderful person Eric is, and wondering how folks would have reacted if Obama’s daughters had been spat on, I would point out Eric kills innocent animals for fun, and has been accused of stealing from cancer charities, so…

Trump whined about it the nutjobs at Breitbart News, saying the waitress “clearly has emotional problems.”

“For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility,” he said. “When somebody is sick enough to resort to spitting on someone, it just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we’re winning.”

Eric Trump Tries To Troll Kellyanne Conway’s Husband – It’s Doesn’t Go Very Well

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George Conway, also known as the husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, is a frequent critic of Donald Trump.

That must make for interesting chit chat at the dinner table in the Conway home.

That said, Eric Trump, in another attempt to prove his less-than-stellar intellect, criticized George on Twitter calling out what he perceives as “disrespecting” Kellyanne’s place of employment.

This little episode began when George Conway responded to a Trump tweet calling out the

The code Conway cites is in regard to laws prohibiting witness tampering. Under 18 USC 1512(b) it is illegal to “cause or induce any person to withhold testimony.”

That seemed to have triggered young Eric:

Folks had a little something to say about that. Not only did Twitter users clap back at Eric, but Conway retweeted the shade.

Ellen DeGeneres To Eric Trump: I Don’t Have Time For ‘Deep State’ With My Gay Agenda Meetings

Ellen DeGeneres was recently surprised to see her name was trending on Twitter and, unfortunately, it wasn’t because of her new game show “Ellen’s Game of Games.”

No, it was due to Eric Trump – officially the dumbest Trump – pondering if Ellen was a member of the political conspiracy known as the “Deep State.”

Ellen addressed Eric’s concerns in her monologue today after first trying to figure out who Eric is (“Which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah?”).

“I just wanna say, Eric, I am honored that you think that I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” said Ellen. “I am sorry to disappoint you, I am not part of the Deep State. Even if somebody wanted me to be involved, I don’t have that kind of time. I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Mondays. I’ve got on Wednesday Beyoncé and I host an illuminati brunch. And then Portia and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby so I can’t. I don’t have time.”

DeGeneres did, however, point to the most logical cause as to why she would show up in Eric’s Twitter feed:

“It could be a conspiracy or it could be because your sister Ivanka follows me on Twitter, and your sister Tiffany follows me on Twitter, and maybe you should follow me,” she said. “I mean, because I post a lot of cute videos.”

Watch below.

News Round-Up: January 3, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• Actor and fitness model Lony Pizarro (above) proves not every shirtless pic happens at the beach or in a bathroom 🙂

• Looks like actress Ellen Page and gf Emm Portner heard some wedding bells recently. #Congrats

• Kenneth-in-the-212’s “Wrestle Wednesdays” are plenty reason to get through the week 😉

• The ISIS executioner who beheaded gay men has been captured in Iraq

• Eric Trump, attempting to retake the mantle of “Dumbest Trump,” accused out talk show host Ellen DeGeneres of being a part of the “Deep State” conspiracy. You know, that “Deep State” thing about elected government officials – which Ellen is not…?

• A gay couple in Houston was kicked out of their Uber at 4AM by their driver after exchanging a sweet kiss.

• It’s no wonder the guys over at NewNowNext are suddenly rugby fans. Who knew sports could be so much fun?

Eric Trump Wins “Dumbest Trump Of The Day” Award

Eric Trump

President Donald Trump on Monday called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “Pocahontas,” an attack he uses often, during a White House event celebrating Navajo Code Talkers.

Just to remind you, here’s the video:

Unfortunately, his son Eric decided he wanted to compete with brother Don Jr. again for the high honor of “Dumbest Trump.”

Eric picked a fight with an ABC News reporter arguing since ABC’s parent company is Disney, and Disney made the animated feature Pocahontas, the reporter has no standing to say using the word “Pocahontas” is “offensive.”

You get where this is going, yes? Right over Eric’s head.

Eric Trump “Disgusted” By Charity Coverup Being Exposed

Eric Trump is all upset this morning because he got caught lying about money his “charity” raised via a golf tournament at his dad’s golf club.

As the story goes, it seems the Donald charged his son’s charity over $1 million for use of the club for the events. So, it would seem the donors money went into his dad’s pockets not to children.

Via ThinkProgress:

On Tuesday, Forbes reported that Eric Trump has diverted more than $1 million donations to his kids-cancer charity to Trump golf courses. These costs were incurred during the Eric Trump Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser. But according to charity experts, “the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a one-day golf tournament.”

The golf fundraiser was marketed as an opportunity for donors to have nearly their entire gift go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, since the golf and other services were provided free of charge.

A former employee of the club, however, told Forbes that beginning in 2011, the charity was charged for the use of course and other services. Ian Gillule, membership and marketing director at Trump National Westchester, said the club began billing Eric Trump’s foundation after Donald Trump “had a cow.”

“I don’t care if it’s my son or not — everybody gets billed,” Donald Trump said, according to Gillule.

The payments by the charity to the Trump Organization for its one-day tournament were also confirmed by a former member of the Eric Trump Foundation board. And the payments increased dramatically over time — from $46,000 in 2011 to $322,000 in 2015.

Eric Trump appears to have gone to significant lengths to cover up these payments. Last year, he told Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold that none of the money actually went to the Trump Organization.

Rather, Eric Trump insisted, the money was simply passed from the Trump Organization to “to cover the cost of outside vendors.”

Eric Trump was enraged last July when Fahrenthold asked about the money claiming, “It’s disgusting. It is so disgusting what’s happening. I’m saving dying children. We do tremendous good for people. And you’re sitting there tearing us apart.”

At the time, Eric pointedly said the Trump Organization made “zero” from the charity events. That doesn’t seem to be the case now.

Fahrenthold asked Eric Trump yesterday whether he lied last year when discussing the charity. Now the story seems to be the Trump Organization didn’t “profit” from the events.

Eric also spoke to Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week to rant on the Democrats for blocking his dad’s agenda. “I’ve never seen hatred like this,” he said. “To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.”