Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gay Men speak out about the Torture and Murder in Chechnya - WATCH

Is Bill O'Reilly about to get the Boot?


Well, well, well

Rumors are swirling about Fox News dropping Bill O'Reilly at the curb.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the network is ready let Bill go because of the numerous sexual harassment allegations. Fox executives are planning to announce this tea before Bill returns from vacation next Monday.

Also, word is Rupert Murdoch’s two sons, James and Lachlan are leading this decision. Here's more from NYMag:
Three sources with knowledge of the discussions said that, while no final decision has been made, the Murdochs are leaning toward announcing that O’Reilly will not return to the air. Sons James and Lachlan have been arguing that O’Reilly needs to go, say these sources, though their father, Rupert, has resisted that outcome.

The prospect of dumping O’Reilly — once unimaginable — has gained steam this week due in part to street protests outside Fox News headquarters and advertiser boycotts on O’Reilly’s air. One network insider said Fox executives are alarmed by the severity of the ad-revenue decline. “It’s worse than Glenn Beck,” the insider said, referring to the advertiser revolt that helped derail Beck’s Fox News career in 2011.

Another factor: the Murdochs’ pending $14 billion takeover of European pay-TV provider Sky. On May 16, the British media regulator Ofcom is set to judge whether the Murdochs are “fit and proper” to own such a large media property. Removing O’Reilly could appease critics and help close the Sky deal. (In 2011, the Murdochs abandoned their initial takeover offer for Sky after the London phone-hacking scandal.)

Meanwhile, the Murdochs are also dealing with a restive workplace. Female Fox News employees are growing increasingly frustrated that the Murdochs have not forcefully confronted the company’s culture of sexual harassment in the wake of removing Roger Ailes. “Morale is awful,” one Fox female executive told me yesterday, adding that employees are wondering if budgets have been cut to pay for sexual-harassment settlements. “There’s been no word from management to calm the masses.” (Spokespersons for 21st Century Fox and Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.)
Next week should be exciting in the Fox News space

Jason Chaffetz Won’t Run For Re-Election in 2018

Looks like Rep. Jason Chaffetz isn't running for re-election.

He posted a statement about his decision on his Facebook page:


The streets are saying that Chaffetz may run for governor in 2020. I hope not.

Monday, April 17, 2017

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Is Rebar NYC Discriminating against People of Color?



Black gay social media is buzzing about this NYC club.

According edugaytion.com, several Black men discussed their experiences at Rebar NYC. Check it out:
Recently, there has been discussion across social media surrounding Rebar NYC, the new gay bar in Chelsea (situated in the spot where G Lounge once existed). It was not until just this weekend that we noticed a lot of talk about the venue with regard to its admissions policies and practices.

On numerous accounts, since the hangout spot has opened, there have been accusations of unfair, prejudice and even racist actions on behalf of the establishment. A bit of investigation lead us to multiple users with similar experiences over the span of a week, since the bar opened for business. According to the ongoing discussion surrounding Rebar NYC, the business is telling POC patrons who are waiting in line that capacity has been reached when, in fact, the bar is nowhere near its full occupancy limit. Many have speculated that, actually, the bar had reached its 'black limit.' This, on top of mounting discussions surrounding Rebar NYC's marketing strategy (see picture above) and how the new social venue is attempting to white wash out what little POC presence its predecessor, G Lounge, had.

After catching wind of these disturbing allegations against Rebar NYC, we decided to reach out to their management for a statement. A self identified manager of Rebar NYC said over the phone:

'We have no statement. The situation is not real... We're not going to give it credence at all...'

And when asked to expound upon 'the situation':

'We do not want to expand upon that. If we did, we would do it online.'

Also here's another personal story

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

United States drops its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS Afghanistan compound



Lord...

trump just dropped its largest-ever non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. This bomb is called MOAB, or the “mother of all bombs.” It has never before been used in combat.

The 21,000-pound bomb was sent to an eastern Afghanistan complex of caves and tunnels being used by ISIS.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries... YET

This isn't going to end well