Japan: Huge Majority Supports Same-Sex Marriage + More News

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Some news items you might have missed:

Reuters: Nearly two-thirds of Japanese believe same-sex marriage should be legally recognized, according to a new survey. Japan is the only country among the Group of Seven nations which does not legally recognize same-sex unions. Continue reading “Japan: Huge Majority Supports Same-Sex Marriage + More News”

News Round-Up: January 30, 2021

Brody the wonder pup
Brody the wonder pup
Brody the wonder pup enjoys the sunshine

Some news items you might have missed:

Pink News: A white man, whose father is a former cop, has been sentenced to one year in jail and four years of probation for tampering with evidence in connection to the death of his Black lover. Gardner Kent Fraser admitted to killing Dominic Jerome “DJ” Broadus Jr outside his home in Baker County, Florida. But because he claimed that he shot Broadus in self-defense, he did not face any charges related to the killing.

Saturday Slowdown with Brody: Spent a quiet day in the sun with the Brody (above). Annnnd, cue ‘Sunshine on my Shoulder’ by John Denver (who went to my high school, btw). Please note John’s gorgeous live vocal here…

Global News: A Canadian clothing line is helping transgender kids feel confident at the beach or pool with bathing suits designed to maximize comfort without compromising style.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Click over to check out the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like Russian model and personal trainer Konstantin Kostin (below) covering DNA Magazine.

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CNN: Donald Trump has struggled to find lawyers who will take on his impending impeachment case. Trump reportedly wants attorneys to focus on his election fraud claims rather than the constitutionality of convicting a former president.

The Daily Beast: Fox News host Maria Bartiromo agreed with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) that social media platforms ‘appear’ to be bowing down to a ‘woke’ mob.

“Yeah, I had—right around the election—one million followers on Twitter,” a somewhat frantic Bartiromo exclaimed. “Now I have under 900,000. Literally in a couple of weeks. I don’t know what’s going on there!”

‘What’s going on’ is that following the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building that Donald Trump incited, Twitter deleted tens of thousands of QAnon conspiracy nutjobs from its platform. Those crazy ass people are the ones many conservatives are whining about regarding ‘lost followers.’

Maria Bartiromo Trends On Twitter After Disastrous Trump ‘Interview’

Fox News Channel host Maria Bartiromo began trending on Twitter this morning after allowing Donald Trump to call into her ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ program where he ranted on several baseless claims about the results of the 2020 presidential election without one fact check in sight.

As Trump threw blame left and right — at one point suggesting the FBI and Justice Department might be involved in a conspiracy to stop his reelection — Bartiromo sat silently with only an occasional tilt of her head to indicate any sense of journalistic curiosity.

The Donald complained about ‘massive dumps’ (poor choice of words considering #DiaperDon recently trended on Twitter) which we can only guess referred to the adding of mail-in ballots in some states that weren’t allowed (by law) to be counted until after the polls closed on Election Day.

#MassiveDumps soon began to trend on social media as well.

Trump also attacked Dominion Voting Systems saying the machines and software were defective. What he didn’t address, however, is that Dominion systems were used in 24 states during the 2020 election, including states Trump won like Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio. And yet, Trump hasn’t challenged the veracity of the voting there…

During one exchange, Bartiromo posited, “If you take out the swing states…” which makes no sense, obviously. We can’t just pretend Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan don’t exist.

“So this is no longer about you, President Trump. This is about America and many people agree with you,” Bartiromo actually said out loud.

Trump Calls Fox Business Anchor “Fake News” In Tense Exchange

Things got testy between Donald Trump and Fox Business News host Maria Bartiromo on Friday as she asked about his continuing attacks on deceased Sen.John McCain.

When she observed that his attacks divide more than unite the country, Trump stated again that his attacks only come up because of reporters question, and then he called Bartiromo “fake news.”

“I didn’t mention John McCain until you asked me a question about John McCain,” said Trump, clearly agitated. “I could say I have no comment but that’s not me. But you shouldn’t have brought it up. Actually, I thought you weren’t suppose to bring it up but that’s OK. Fake news, every once and a while.”

Bartiromo didn’t back down, saying, “It’s not fake news. You just told me why you have an issue with him.”

After the interviewed, Bartiromo made a point of telling the TV audience, “For the record, there were no conditions or stipulations agreed to ahead of the interview.”

(h/t Mediaite)

Earlier this month, Trump mentioned McCain during a press event with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro: “I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years.”

“I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” he added.

Trump Told Chinese President Of Syrian Bombing Over “The Most Beautiful Piece Of Chocolate Cake”

This is one of the strangest exchange I’ve seen in a while.

President Trump, in an interview with Fox Business News’ Maria Bartiromo, explains how he told Chinese President Xi that he was bombing Syria over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake.”

Along the way he mentions that “all of them hit,” meaning the missiles that were fired at Syria, which contradicts reports that 60 missiles were fired and 59 landed.

Also, the use of the phrase “unmanned missiles?” Have you ever seen a “manned missile?”

Trump goes on to brag how we have the best military technology “by a factor of five,” but then talks on how our military is “depleted.”

And then, there’s the odd glee they both seem to have for the details.

Just strange.