Trump Things: The U.S. is Stuck in the Upside Down

David Cicilline spoke of Trump Things on the House floor referencing the monsters of Stranger Things and the Upside down

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House yesterday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) compared the nation under Donald Trump’s rule to being in the Upside Down from Stranger Things. Unlike the show, though, the United States doesn’t have a ruggedly handsome Jim Hopper coming to rescue us. “Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in ‘Stranger Things,’ we are now stuck in the Upside […]

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MI Republican Calls for “Another Kent State” Over UC-Berkeley Protest

Dan Adamini Kent State

After a handful of masked rioters interrupted a massive peaceful protest at UC-Berkeley over Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speech, the university listened to their student populace and cancelled the speech for safety reasons. Now a Michigan GOP lawmaker is calling for “another Kent State” to use bullets to stop protesters – or, as he called it, “thuggery.” Marquette County Republican Party secretary and former Chair […]

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White House Grants Press Credentials to Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos

The White House credentialed Milo Yiannopoulos (the transphobic, misogynistic editor of Breitbart – hub of the white nationalistic so-called ‘Alt-right’ movement) for today’s press briefing according to multiple reports. Though he successfully obtained the credentials, he did not attend the Friday briefing. NY Daily News reported: Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for the far right Breitbart News website, claimed he would attend a White House […]

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‘By Any Means Necessary’: The Indiana Anti-Protester Bill

Indiana Senator Jim Tomes proposed SB 285 to break up protests by any means necessary

A bill introduce to the Indiana legislature seeks to curb citizens’ First Amendment right to assemble in peaceful protest. SB 285 – introduced by state Sen. Jim Tomes (R) – “[r]equires a responsible public official to, not later than 15 minutes after the responsible public official learns of a mass traffic obstruction, dispatch all available law enforcement personnel with instructions to clear the roads of […]

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No, Protesters Aren’t Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

The Demand Protest scam - No, Protesters Aren't Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

Right wing media and blogs have been aflutter this week claiming a group named “Demand Protest” is organizing and paying people to protest at Donald Trump’s inauguration. While an even cursory investigation of the ‘organization’ behind the scheme should raise several red flags, one media personality exposed the operation as a sham – and it’s the last person you’d expect: Fox […]

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Boca Raton: Secular Displays Stolen After Christian Protest

Boca Raton: Secular Displays Stolen After Christian Protest

Following a Christian-organized protest last week a pair of secular/atheist displays in Boca Raton, Florida were stolen. The theft follows a vandalization incident shortly after the displays’ installation at the beginning of December. Organized and implemented by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) at the request of local members. the displays have been replaced and locked down from further anti-atheist and […]

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Florida: Christians Protest Satanic Display Next to Nativity

Florida: Christians Protest Satanic Display Next to Nativity Scene

Members of the Church of All Nations marched to Sanborn Square park in Boca Raton, Florida yesterday in protest of the city allowing a Satanic religious display on public property. The Satanic display was placed in response to the city allowing a Christian display at the same location. Despite that, members of the church believe that because they find it […]

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GOP Lawmaker: Civil Rights Protesters as “Disgusting” as White Supremacists

Rep Sean Duffy compared civil rights protests to white supremacists saying both are disgusting

During a CNN interview yesterday, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) argued civil rights protesters and Black Lives Matter members are as “disgusting” as the white supremacists (and Nazis) Trump took entirely too long to denounce following his election two weeks ago. The exchange between Duffy and The Lead guest host Jim Sciutto ventured into historically tone deaf false equivalency when Duffy attempted to pin the […]

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