A gay president? The majority of Americans believe the country isn’t ready

(CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is from the television show Beverly Hills, 90210. These poll results suggest that most Americans — and Democrats in particular — are open to electing him president, so long as he meets other qualifications. Yet, it seems like Buttigieg may run into electability concerns for the simple reason that Democrats don’t think (perhaps wrongly if you believe this poll) the country is ready. It’s also possible that some voters are not willing to admit to homophobia, while signaling it by saying essentially, “I’m ready, but others may not be.” Either way, this poll suggests that Buttigieg might hit a wall in a Democratic primary in which voters are placing a high …

Mocked on Tinder for my dress, now I’m a model

Skip Twitter post by @ASOS @theachippendale Swipe right to see who had the last laugh… https://t.co/CKcqyDk1d9 pic.twitter.com/gkzgoAAfJ5 — ASOS (@ASOS) May 2, 2019 Thea, from Lincoln, posted a tweet – showing the messages she’d received from a man called George – on 28 April. Her Tinder match had sent her a message saying: “That dress in the last photo is not doing any favours. Hope that helps.” When Thea asked why he felt he needed to comment on her appearance, he replied: “Literally had to tell you else I wouldn’t have slept. “It’s awful you not reckon? Charity shop job! I tell you what… grow up! And shop somewhere decent.” Thea said she uploaded the messages to Twitter because she …

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Asks Court To Release Her From Prison

denied her appeal to overturn an order finding her in contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury. in an affidavit filed by her attorneys in the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday that “nothing will convince me to testify.”  Manning, who’d already served about seven years in prison for the leak, argued that she’d shared all relevant information during her court-martial. She also raised ethical objections to the grand jury system — a point she reiterated in this week’s affidavit. in solitary confinement. CNN noted, prosecutors have refused to explain why they’re now seeking Manning’s testimony, saying only that they’re conducting an ongoing investigation.  seeking the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the massive Manning leak. Last week, …

The Night King Himself Solves Unsolved Night King Mysteries

In Season 8, Episode 3, Warning: Spoilers ahead! Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), Arya (The Night King shatters, along with all hope of learning more about the White Walkers’ motivations and their mysterious past. “I’m free,” he said, “so if somebody asks me something, I can answer them.” HBO/illustration by HuffPost The feeling when you finally get some answers about the Night King. He’s resistant … on the day when we shot, everything was CGI. There was one big fire around me. I was in the middle of the fire, and the rest of the fire was CGI. And then he survived because he can’t die this way. Jon Snow (Kit Harington). What do you think the meaning of that is? …

SpongeBob and the 7 life lessons he taught a generation

(CNN)It’s been 20 years, and the little sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea still resonates with people around the world. While the character’s mass appeal has surprised some critics, SpongeBob’s millennial fanbase, now grown-up adults, took away messages on friendship, honesty and finding the courage to be yourself. Here are just seven life lessons that influenced a generation. You can do whatever you set your mind to Starting from the day he barges into the successful restaurant known as the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob is ready to take on any task — even if it involves flipping patties behind the fry cooker. He chants over and over and over again, “I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!” And when …

20 kg of meth accidentally shipped to elderly Australian couple

(CNN)An elderly Australian couple Wednesday signed for a package containing 10 million Australian dollars ($7 million) worth of methamphetamine, which had accidentally been shipped to their house, police said. “(It’s) quite incredible to comprehend that someone could be that sloppy,” Kershaw added. Hours after the couple’s alarming discovery, a 21-year-old man was arrested in the nearby town of Bundoora. A further 20 kilograms of methamphetamine were found at the address where he was arrested. Zhiling Ma, who appeared in Melbourne court on Thursday, was charged with trafficking and importing a marketable quantity of a border patrol drug, CNN affiliate Nine News reports. “It’s quite a large find to take off the streets, really,” Kershaw said of the $20 million drug …

US dispatched aircraft carrier to send message to Iran

WASHINGTON – A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information, said the Pentagon approved the deployments and that U.S. forces at sea and on land were thought to be the potential targets. The official declined to be more specific. White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday night that the U.S. is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the …

2020 Democrats In The Senate Just Helped Trump Confirm His Judges

WASHINGTON ― Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate have been voting in lockstep against President Kamala Harris (Calif.) quietly broke from the pack on Thursday Rodolfo Ruiz to a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) in Raul Arias-Marxuach to a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Sen. didn’t lots Trump’s court anyextreme ideological bent of his court picks to date and their protests of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Gerald Herbert/ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Kamala Harris just broke from her record of opposing all of Trump’s judicial nominees this year, for some reason. “This administration is packing the court that protected Dreamers from deportation and blocked the unconstitutional transgender military …

Pope off to Bulgaria, a poor EU nation hostile to migrants

Francis starts his Bulgarian trip by meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose center-right, pro-Brussels coalition government includes three nationalist, anti-migrant parties. The government has called for the closure of EU borders to migrants and sealed off its own frontier to Turkey with a barbed-wire fence. The Argentine pope has made the plight of migrants and refugees a hallmark of his papacy, urging governments to build bridges, not walls, and to do what they can to welcome and integrate refugees fleeing wars and poverty. His visit falls just three weeks before European Parliament elections across the EU’s 28 nations in which nationalist, anti-migrant parties are expected to make a solid showing. On Monday, Francis will visit a refugee center in …

The Latest: Pope to address Bulgaria’s anti-migrant stance

Pope Francis has arrived in Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants. That stance conflicts with the pontiff’s view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. On a two-day trip that began Sunday, Francis plans to tour a refugee center and dive into the Vatican’s complicated relations with the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Later in the day, Francis is meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose center-right, pro-Brussels coalition government includes three nationalist, anti-migrant parties. The government has called for the closure of EU borders to migrants and sealed off its own frontier to Turkey with a barbed-wire fence. Bulgaria, which joined the EU in 2007, is the bloc’s poorest …

Angela Davis Shares Support For Ilhan Omar: A ‘Courageous, Bold Black Woman’

Angela Davis has been outspoken in her support for The civil rights icon and scholar told “President Donald Trump’s Historian, activist and author Barbara Ransby, who joined Davis in the segment, called Omar a “progressive voice that won’t be silenced.”  helped organize a rally to support the congresswoman on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon called “ attacks on Omar, and in particular, the Earlier this month, the president tweeted a misleading and out-of-context video showing Omar speaking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Omar’s office “Black women from all over the country are coming to say we stand with Ilhan and that other women stand with us,” she said. “So we’re telling the Republicans to back off. We’re also telling the …

Ben Stiller Pleads Case For Syrian Refugees At Hearing: ‘We Must Not Look Away’

Ben Stiller spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday at a hearing dedicated to the humanitarian impact of the war in Syria, which The actor and Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees “During my recent trip to Lebanon, and my earlier trip to Jordan, I heard over and over from refugees about their desire to go home. Despite the aid that they receive from UNHCR — including access to legal services and civil status documentation, cash assistance, and emergency supplies — coupled with the generosity of host countries, many Syrian refugees are living on a knife edge,” said Stiller during his testimony.  to roughly 5.7 million Syrians fleeing the country and more than 6.1 …

Traffic-free days begin in Edinburgh

Image Copyright @Edinburgh_CC @Edinburgh_CC The movement has seen cities around the world temporarily close some streets to all but pedestrians and non-motorised vehicles on a regular basis. A series of events have been organised to celebrate the launch in Edinburgh, including jazz performances in Dunbar Close Garden, Tai Chi on the High Street, electric bike trials on Victoria Street and the free use of Just Eat hire bikes. Image caption Edinburgh’s High Street was also part of the closure, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month as part of an 18-month trial Lesley Macinnes, City of Edinburgh Councils’s transport and environment convener, said: “We’ve seen how successful similar schemes internationally have proved by encouraging active travel, …

Truck Driver Blamed For Massive Colorado Pileup Faces 40 Counts

Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir  The April 25 wreck occurred on I-70 and Denver West Parkway when Aguilera-Mederos “lost control and crashed into traffic that was backed up from an earlier crash,” the DA’s office said. The driver told investigators that his brakes failed and he couldn’t pull over onto the shoulder of the interstate because another vehicle was blocking the area,  A Lakewood Police Department spokesperson The deceased are Colorado residents Miguel Lamas Arrellano, 24, Doyle Harrison, 61, William Bailey, 67, and Stanley Politano, 69. In a Friday press conference, Weir said Aguilera-Mederos was speeding “in excess of 85 mph,” and that he “was observed by a number of citizens driving recklessly, swerving through various lanes of the road,” …

DOJ lays out case for striking down Obamacare in its entirety

(CNN)The Trump administration offered its first full argument Wednesday for its reversal on the Affordable Care Act, arguing in new court filings that the entire law “should not be allowed to remain in effect.” If the law is struck down, it would be a major victory for President Donald Trump, who has worked his entire presidency to wipe away a signature legislative achievement of the Obama administration. “Instead of rewriting the statute by picking and choosing which provisions to invalidate, the proper course is to strike it down in its entirety,” government lawyers wrote. This is a breaking story and will be updated. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific