On this blog you I am going to share my world with you. What can you expect to find here -- First of all lots of sexy men, off all shapes and types, something for everyone, as I can find beauty in most men. You are going to find that I have a special fondness for Vintage Beefcake and Porn of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Also, I love the average guy, and if you want to see yourself on here, just let me know. Be as daring as you like, as long as you are of age, let me help you share it with the world! Also, you are going to find many of my points of views, on pop culture, politics and our changing world. Look to see posts about pop culture, politics, entertainment, sex, etc. There is not any subject that I find as something I won't discuss or offer my point of view. Most of all, I hope you are going to enjoy what I post. ENJOY!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

You Can Actually Win A Date With Idris Elba

From: Fleshbot
The walking wet dream Idris Elba can finally be yours to have and to hold on a Valentine's Day date, and all for a good cause! Actually the details on physical intimacy are still unclear, but his YouTube spot doesn't say there won't be penetration complete and cream pie. Idris is supporting the charity Omaze's "We Can Lead," which helps girls in Africa have access to education and leadership opportunities. Here's the jizz-st of what Idris has to say about the date:

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From: Wicked

12 Country Music Stars Who Are LGBT Allies

From: NewNowNext
The Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks are infamous for standing up for their beliefs, from raising awareness about domestic abuse to standing in opposition to the Iraq War. In 2007, when the Chicks were on hiatus, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson recorded “Ain’t No Son,” about a young man rejected by his father for being gay.

More recently, the trio took a stand against North Carolina’s HB2: While many performers cancelled their North Carolina concerts in protest, the trio gave out hats that read “No Hate in My State” to audience members and teamed up with HRC to educate people about LGBT issues.

Did Ivanka Trump Kill The President’s Anti-LGBT Executive Order?

Source claim the First Daughter and her husband convinced the president to back away from a "religious freedom" order.
From: NewNowNext
 Members of the LGBT community were geared this week for President Trump to issue an executive order that would strike a serious blow against equality. But now sources are claiming First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, persuaded Trump to abandon a fiat covering religious freedom.

 A draft of an executive order earlier this week outlined a sweeping plan to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination under the guise of religious liberty. According to the text, businesses and individuals would have the right to deny jobs, housing, services and even marriage certificates in the name of religion.

Politico reports two sources close to Ivanka and Kushner say the couple urged the president to instead issue his statement promising to uphold federal protections for LGBT Americans, “stopping the momentum for the turnaround in its tracks.”

 “There are some in Trump’s family that have some views on these things,” said a source close to the discussions. “That’s where the decision is ultimately being made.”

On Tuesday, the White House stated President Trump “is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community… The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact.”

A White House source told Politico the draft religious-freedom order that circulated around Washington was just one of several hundred being considered and never would have reached Trump’s desk: “Some are real, some are drafts of things people like, and some are ideas people from outside have suggested.”

That White House insiders are writing up executive orders like Christmas wish lists—especially orders that curtail freedom—is hardly reassuring.

Evangelicals are still hopeful Trump will undo the progress on LGBT rights made by the Obama administration: The First Amendment Defense Act, now being introduced in Congress, would have much the same effect as an executive order, but be harder to undo.

“I feel confident that they have an appreciation of religious freedom, and I’m pretty certain they’re going to address it,” said Family Research Council head Tony Perkins. “I’m talking to people in the Trump administration, and I know they understand the importance of this.” Perkins added that the issue is of particular interest to Vice President Mike Pence, who signed anti-LGBT legislation into law as governor of Indiana.

Even if Ivanka and her husband managed to steer her father away from the order, the very fact that they have such influence is disturbing. As is the fact that they were not able—or didn’t try—to use it to prevent the Muslim ban.

Ten Unanswered Questions for Donald Trump

Ten unanswered questions for Trump and his new administration
From: NBC News
Two weeks have now passed in the Trump presidency, and we've learned quite a lot. It turns out that you need to take him both seriously and literally; he's more than willing to pick fights to shake up the status quo (see Iran or even Australia); his administration will dig in its heels even when it's wrong (like calling that U.S. raid in Yemen a "success" when the facts don't back it up); and the president is still using his Android phone to tweet. But there's a lot else we don't know about Trump and the policies his administration will pursue, and so here's a list of 10 questions we don't have answers to:

  • Will he keep the sanctions against Russia or scrap them?
  • How will he pay for his border wall, both in the short term and long term?
  • When will there be an Obamacare replacement plan? And what will it look like?
  • Will Trump follow through on his call to investigate voter fraud in the 2016 election?
  • Will Trump's administration halt Barack Obama's DACA program, which gives qualified "Dream Act" kids the ability to stay and work in the country.
  • Will he support large-scale efforts to reform entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security?
  • Is he going to follow through on the promise to guarantee six weeks of paid leave and incentives to reduce child-care costs?
  • Will he pursue his idea to impose term limits on Congress?
  • Will he push to "open" up libel laws?
  • And will he move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?

Recapping Trump's first two weeks as president

Because so much has transpired over the last two weeks, we continue to believe the best way to keep track of all of it is via a timeline. So here are the major headlines of the first 14 days of the Trump presidency:
  • Friday, Jan. 20: Trump takes the oath as the nation's 45th president.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: Speaking at the CIA, Trump mischaracterizes his past statements about the intelligence community, misstates the size of his inaugural crowd, and repeats his claim that the United States should have "kept" Iraq's oil.
  • Sunday, Jan. 22: Appearing on "Meet the Press," White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says, "Our press secretary gave alternative facts"-- about the size of the inaugural crowd.
  • Monday, Jan. 23: In a meeting with congressional leaders, Trump repeats claim that 3-5 million "illegals" voted in the election, but there is no credible evidence from experts to back up that assertion. Trump also meets with union leaders.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responds to Trump's voter-fraud claim, "He believes what he believes."
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25: Trump signs border-wall and sanctuary-city executive actions.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26: Mexico's president cancels visit to meet with Trump.
  • Friday, Jan. 27: Trump signs his immigration/travel ban.
  • Sunday, Jan. 29: Trump-ordered military raid in Yemen results in the death of one SEAL Team 6 member and the daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki. "Almost everything went wrong," a senior military official told NBC News.
  • Monday, Jan. 30: Trump fires the acting U.S. attorney general who directed Justice lawyers not to defend Trump's travel ban.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31: Trump unveils his Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1: Trump administration puts Iran "on notice," as the Washington Post reports on a testy call the president has with Australia's prime minister.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2: The Trump White House announces that the expansion of Israeli settlements "may not be helpful in achieving" Middle East peace, and that it will continue to study the issue.

Prosecutor: Pulse Shooter’s Widow Helped Scout Locations, Including Disney World

A judge refused Noor Salman's request for bail and ordered a psychiatric evaluation.
From: NewNowNext
 The widow of the man responsible for the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub last June knew of his plans, prosecutors claimed this week.

On Tuesday Noor Salman made her initial appearance in court, where she is facing charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting her husband. Prosecutors alleged she accompanied her husband on scouting trips for targets, including Disney World and the Disney Springs shopping complex.

 “She knew he was going to conduct the attack,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg told Judge Donna Rya, who refused Salman’s request for bail and ordered a psychiatric evaluation.

According to federal prosecutor Sara Sweeney, Mateen asked his wife whether attacking the Disney mall would have a bigger impact than the gay nightclub. Sweeney added that Salman watched him leave their home with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition on the night of the attack.

 Though Salman initially insisted she didn’t know anything about her husband’s plans, she later reportedly told police “I knew when he left he was going to commit the attack.” She said Mateen used steroids and was “pumped up” before the June 12 attack.

The couple ran up $25,000 in credit card purchases in the days before the shooting, including a $8,000 diamond ring for Salman. Mateen also made her the death beneficiary of his bank accounts.

Defense attorney Charles Swift insists Salman’s confession is inadmissible, as she made it without the benefit of a lawyer during an 18-hour interrogation immediately after the attack.

He says his client was abused by her husband and knew nothing of his murderous plans. Swift also argued that, as a security guard, it wasn’t uncommon for Mateen to carry guns and ammunition in and out of their home.

“We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person.”

Salman, who faces the possibility of a life sentence, has pleaded not guilty.

Another Year, Another Fabulous Actress & Gay Icon Snubbed By The Oscars

From: Queerty
Sigourney Weaver
The Ice Storm 

Sigourney Weaver was already beloved by gay men, thanks to her deliciously diabolical turn as executive sociopath Katherine Parker in Working Girl (1989), and her general bad-assness as an interplanetary commando in Aliens (1987), both of which earned her Oscar nominations, in addition to her Oscar nomination for Gorillas In The Mist (1989). But her role in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, a gorgeous 1970’s period film about upper middle-class angst, was ignored by the Academy. In The Ice Storm, Weaver plays Janey Carver, a horny housewife who seems determined to bring the American Sexual Revolution to her boring suburban neighborhood, although doing so with somewhat selfish motives.  The movie boasted stellar performances from the entire cast (Joan Allen makes everything better), but  the stand-out was Weaver’s portrayal of restrained, steely and occasionally brash Janey, whose actions spoke much louder than her words, every sideways glance rife with meaning. Still waters run deep, as the say. Not every performance has to be big, and this one proved less is often more.

Ian Levine

Rubbing his cock through his tighty whities!
From: Guys Love Guys
 8Teenboy says: You never know what those shy boys are thinking about. In fresh twink blonde Ian’s case that happens to be some naughty things like rubbing his cock through his tighty whities and wanking his juicy boner while you watch.

8 Reasons Why Muscle Daddies Will Rock Your World!

Consider this masterpiece an ode to muscle daddies
From: Gay Pop Buzz
 Call me basic. Call me shallow. Call me whatever you want, but I will never stop being attracted to older, beefy, men. Throw some chest hair on that guy, and my jockstrap immediately drops to my ankles.

Let me clarify. It’s not that I’m obsessed with masculinity or any of that nonsense. I’m not a maschole who writes, “REAL DUDES ONLY” on my dating profiles.

I also sleep with guys who aren’t beef cakes. (I’ll be honest with you, I cast out a really wide net when it comes to my sex partners.)

I, myself, while being more muscular and hairy, still paint my nails. I wear makeup from time to time. I shout “YASS KWEEN” when the situation calls for it.

I’d say I’m pretty evenly masculine and feminine. (And frankly, a fem guy with a hairless bubble butt also drives me wild, but we’ll discuss this some other time…)

But there’s something about muscle daddies that makes me go weak in the knees. (Especially muscle daddy power bottoms. Good lord, have mercy on my soul.)

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and here’s why I (am so many others) are so damn attracted to big, sexy, beefcakes. Yes, obviously, it’s largely in part due to their looks, but there’s also a lot more going on than that. Take a look.

You just know they’re good in the bed

I’ll be honest with you; I’ve slept with my fair share of men. (That’s probably an understatement.) A lot of guys I’ve slept with are duds. They just lie there like a dead fish, expecting you to do all the work. It’s like, no. Do something.

It takes two to tango, and I’m not trying to bone a corpse. Of all my many fetishes, necrophilia isn’t one. But muscle daddies are active sexual partners. They are not lying there. They get into it. They get into you. They’re more passionate and more pleasure-centered.

It’s nice being able to hold onto a big-ass man

I’m a large man. 6’4’ and 180 pounds. I’m usually the “bigger” one when it comes to hooking up with guys. But muscle daddies — they may not be as tall as me, but they are definitely bigger.

And there’s something so fucking hot about being manhandled by a guy, who you know could just crush your skull. (No? That just me… ?)

Satisfies your latent Oedipal complex

Too real? (Jk… but like very serious.) I don’t know exactly what’s going on here psychologically. But perhaps Freud was onto something here. Maybe we struggle with abandonment issues, or our dad never accepted us for being gay/bi so we seek out validation from other “daddy” figures.

I don’t want to delve more into this, because I feel like the real answer may be somewhat screwed up or depressing, but I will say there’s GOT to be some oedipal desires being satiated by dating a daddy.

Their smell

They are pungent group of men. Often, they are men who don’t believe in the power of deodorant. Usually, I’m not a fan of this. It’s like, why smell gross if you don’t have to. But muscle daddies. It’s like they release these invisible pheromones that are so damn alluring.


Okay, so this one is kinda of obvious here, but I feel like it still needs to be reiterated. They have muscles… large muscles. Hence the name muscle daddy. Muscles are attractive (to many of us. I know, not all.) You can’t help but want to swing from his arms. Am I right or am I right?

 Cuddling is simply divine

Alright, so this goes back to their size and fur. The two combined make them so comfortable to snuggle up with. Their fur keeps you warm. You feel protected by those football-sized biceps.

His big muscle booty is pushed up nicely against your junk. This is surely what heaven is. Cuddling in bed naked with a dozen muscle daddies.

You know they are hard-working, dedicated men

You don’t just turn 40 one day and wake up with a perfectly muscular body. In fact, it’s more likely that the opposite will occur: You wake up one day and realize you don’t have the body you used to.

These men have been working their asses of for years to look as fucking immaculate at they do. If that doesn’t deserve respect, I don’t know what does. And it’s like, who isn’t attracted to hard-working, driven men?

Knowing that one day, if you work hard, you too can become a muscle daddy

Muscles daddies are inspirational, and no, I don’t use that word lightly. Whenever I look at them, the first thing I think is, “I would literally murder a toddler to be inside of you right now.” But once the excitement fades off, I think to myself, I could be like him.

If I treat my body right, cut down on my drinking, and work on my abs, I can one day be a daddy.

There’s something beautiful about that. It’s like the circle of life, only the circle of daddies. The daddies move onto to the next world, and then we, the people, the common queers, rise to the status of daddyhood.

So thank you muscle daddies. Thank you for being you and for being beasts in the sheets and for giving me gobs of spank bank material. You definitely do not go unnoticed.

7 Sports Movies To Get In The Mood For Super Bowl Halftime Show, Cool Ads And Tight Uniforms

From: Queerty
 Jane Russell once notoriously danced with a group of speedo-wearing male bodybuilders in Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, one of the most homoerotic scenes in Hollywood history. Yet somehow the idea that gay men and women can take part in the professional sports world remains absurd to so many Americans, gay and not-gay alike. The four major teams sports still lack a single openly gay active player.

With the Super Bowl again on the approach, and with Hollywood having dumped most of its good movies out for Oscar season, perhaps now comes a good time to visit some of the better LGBTQ sports films—and yes, unlike the pro players, there are some. The movies here all look at sports stars or characters as they leave behind the closet for the playing field.

Even better, they do what any good sports film should: inspire.

Bring It On

First things first: anything that involves gymnastics, dance, screaming, stretching and school spirit qualifies as a sport. Indeed, much as Ginger Rogers never got the same credit as Fred Astaire because she wore heels, cheerleaders never earn appreciation as athletes because they wear miniskirts!

Bring it On, therefore, qualifies as a sports film, if an overlooked and ironic one. With a cast that includes Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and perpetual hunk Jesse Bradford, the film avoids the pitfall of other sports movies—focusing too much on the sport—and instead takes a look at the diversity and sexualization of a cheerleading squad which includes openly gay men. Bring it On also benefits from a witty, and often hilarious script, which keeps the tried-and-true formula of preparing for the big game from feeling too stale. The laughs also help the movie get by with a more subversive agenda, that takes on misogyny, racism and homophobia.

Back on Board

Former Olympian Greg Louganis takes the spotlight in this documentary from HBO that traces his rise and fall as one of the world’s greatest athletes. Though a four-time Olympic gold medalist, Louganis’ never achieved the fame or fortune that other, even lesser-decorated Olympians do following his athletic triumphs. As a gay man, and an HIV+ one at that, the world shunned Louganis after his diving wins because of his sexuality. Back on Board catches up with Louganis, now middle-aged, as he recounts a life wrought with triumph, abuse and homophobia. His story serves as a reminder of the discrimination that still oppresses LGBT folk in the sports world, and provides a shining light for those who wish to end it.

Guys and Balls

As if the title weren’t enough to spark curiosity, Guys and Balls made headlines for becoming one of the first breakout comedies to emerge from the German film making scene. Hey, the Germans aren’t known for their sense of humor.

Guys and Balls follows semi-professional footballer Ecki, who meets with ridicule after he gets outed as a gay man. Kicked off his team for his sexuality, a furious Ecki decides to literally beat his former teammates at their own game—by starting his own all-gay football team. Guys and Balls follows the usual sports movie formula of underdogs training for the big-game climax, but does so with some very big laughs and some genuine tenderness.

Training Rules

Women’s sports have gained a significant following in recent years, and much as Back on Board confronts homophobia among Olympians, Training Rules pulls back the curtain on institutionalized homophobia in women’s college sports. A documentary, Training Rules focuses on the practices of Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland, a woman who demanded a lesbian-free team. (More likely she just got a closeted lesbian team.) The film features testimony from a number of Portland’s former players who allege not only that Portland expelled them from the team for being gay, but even tried to have them expelled from college because of their sexuality. Portland becomes one of the nastiest villains ever in a sports film, as she declares war on lesbian players even to the detriment of her own team. Bold and chilling, Training Rules attests to women facing the same homophobia as men, and with just as much sting.


Shelter examines a male relationship among surfers, and the inevitable fall out when one comes out of the closet. Though ostensibly a sports film and a coming out story, Shelter actually focuses more on homophobia when it comes to gay men and women caring for children. The outed surfer, Zach, has become a surrogate father to his nephew Cody, and must endure the homophobic assaults of his sister, Jeanne. Thus, Shelter emerges as a story about the formation of a family with two dads, rather than homophobia within the sports world. The characters in the film have just as many layers as the story itself, making Shelter one of the best, and most unique, sports movies to date.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

On a lighter note, this cult classic maintains a fiercely loyal following thanks to some memorable tunes, and from a winning performance by grand diva Dolly Parton in the lead. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas tells the story of the titular brothel, run by the buxom and maternal mistress Mona, proprietor of the “Chicken Ranch,” a farm with few fowl but a lot of scantily-clad women. Mona, who’s long had a sneaker for Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (a hunky Burt Reynolds), runs into trouble when the governor of Texas (a hilarious Charles Durning, in an Oscar-Nominated turn) vows to shut down the ranch. Best Little Whorehouse qualifies as a sports movie—if an unlikely one—thanks to a subplot about a college football team making a group outing to the ranch. That the movie also features a semi-nude song and dance in a locker room from the team makes The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas one that needs to be seen to be believed.

Out to Win

Less a story of homophobia within the sports world than a who’s-who athletes, Out to Win chronicles the lives of the biggest out gay sportspeople in history. Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, and Billie Jean King all turn up to share their stories of tribulation and triumph, in life and in the game. Perhaps most refreshing, trans trailblazer Cait Jenner doesn’t hog the proceedings, especially given her recent devotion to Donald Trump. Out to Win provides a note of hope that even within the ultra-macho world of sports, we continues to earn a place. Given the number of sports celebrities who have come out in recent years, including Jenner, Wade Davis and Tom Daley, Out to Win earns its claim that where one person blazes trails, others follow.

7 Reasons Hunky Celebs “Leak” NSFW Pics That Might Surprise You!

From: Gay Pop Buzz

Chris Evans as several NSFW-ish photos on the web
Tease Audiences   

There are occasions when revealing photographs come out that aren’t exactly NSFW. In these cases, you’ll see something close to naked but not nude.

And there is a reason for this, according to our source.

“Sometimes, you want to show audiences just enough to tease interest out of them. Let’s face it – sex sells. So the more skin you can show, the better off. That’s why you’ll sometimes see underwear shots that serve as eye candy.”

There are more examples of this kind of thing that we can list in this one post. But all one needs to do is look at Mr. Chris Evans photos in from the recent and not so recent past to see that audience teases work well!

5 Things Donald Trump Attacked Hillary Clinton Over—But Is Currently Doing Himself

From: Vouge
The Trump presidency thus far has been a bona fide progressive nightmare, but at the very least, the new commander in chief has been widely credited with delivering on his campaign promises—seemingly, all of his campaign promises. 

Among them: ordering the much-hyped wall on the Mexican border (thus alienating a longstanding U.S. ally), enacting a sweeping travel ban on Muslim-majority countries (that treads on U.S. law, if not the Constitution), and nominating a conservative pick for the Supreme Court (and conveniently ignoring the overly qualified and unfairly stymied Merrick Garland).

Still, sorry/not sorry, Sean Spicer, but Donald Trump doesn’t deserve a cookie just yet: Upon closer look (and Trump’s actions usually warrant one), the president is simultaneously going back on the fiery words of his campaign. After hurling nasty base attacks at Hillary Clinton over everything from her alleged failing health to conflicts of interest at the Clinton Foundation, Trump is currently engaged in at least five of the same exact behaviors he had attacked his opponent over. Hypocritical? Sure! Sexist? Definitely. Read on.

 Ties to Wall Street

 “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, total control over [Ted Cruz]. Just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton,” Trump spouted during the campaign. He went on to slam Clinton for giving paid speeches to Wall Street banks, saying they “owned her.”

Fast-forward to the present, and Steve Bannon, a 17-year Goldman Sachs veteran, may be the one with total control over the president: He’s seated in an office next to the Oval, has unprecedented access to the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (a committee of the government’s officials who make the country’s most important foreign policy decisions), and the title of #PresidentBannon. Additionally, Steve Mnuchin, Trump’s Treasury secretary nominee, is a former Goldman partner; Wilbur Ross, a Wall Street billionaire, is in line for commerce secretary; and hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci was a member of the Trump transition team. A veritable picture of the working class!

The Use of Private Email

There was no more consuming line of criticism against Clinton than the use of her private email server: “It’s a disgrace, and honestly, you ought to be ashamed,” Trump said, blasting Clinton during the second presidential debate.

Five days after taking office, Trump was still using his “unsecured Android phone” and, according to recent reports, Trump’s senior staff including counselor Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor and first son-in-law Jared Kushner, Spicer, and Bannon had active private emails under the Republican National Committee server as of one week ago. Pot, meet kettle.

Conflicts of Interest

Trump made much ado of the Clinton Foundation allegedly accepting donations in exchange for access to Secretary Clinton and her State Department.

Since then, Trump’s own conflicts of interest have made attacks against the Clinton Foundation (a charity that combats global AIDS and has a higher rating than the American Red Cross) feel quaint: The president has failed to place his real estate empire in a blind trust—instead, it’s being run by his sons, Eric and Donald, Jr., who could very easily share valuable business information with the leader of the free world that could make him an even richer man. Unsavory? Indeed. But it’s also a potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits U.S. officials from profiting from elected office, and, technically, is an impeachable offense. (Shouldn’t this be where the chanting of lock him up, lock him up starts?)

Endangering Servicepeople Overseas

One word (innumerable hearings and questioning): Benghazi. Clinton was almost single-handedly maligned for lapses in security that ultimately led to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. (While she ultimately took responsibility as secretary of state, there was little precedent for the level of blame she incurred; officials like former Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged that while she shared responsibility with the intelligence community and other agencies, the multiple investigations into Clinton were a “stupid witch hunt.” Which is not to be confused with a “stupid witch,” which is also probably something Trump called her.)

Meanwhile, within the first 12 days of Trump’s presidency, questions swirl about the first Trump-ordered military attack against al-Qaeda in Yemen, which killed Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens and an 8-year-old civilian girl, among others: According to Reuters, U.S. military officials said that the operation was approved without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup operations.

Sickness and Health

When Clinton came down with pneumonia during the rigors of campaigning, Trump pounced: saying she suffered from “low energy” and “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all the many adversaries we face.” (This from a not-exactly svelte guy most often pictured digging into a bucket of KFC, but anyhoo.)

A fortnight into the Trump era, his aides are explaining his hotheaded call with the Australian prime minister by saying he was “fatigued” because it was the “end of a long day.” To clarify, it was 5:00 p.m. Mr. President, where ever is your stamina?

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From: Brent's Auto Wall


From: Wicked
Nyle DiMarco is using his platform to speak out against the Trump administration, namely the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. The model took to twitter Wednesday night to urge his followers to call their representatives to vote against DeVos.

“Betsy DeVos is a threat to our children’s future,” he wrote. “Especially Deaf kids. We just need to convince one more GOP.”

“How is it a threat & why I need your support? Basically DeVos advocates education reform policies that would undermine our public education,” he continued. “That means pulling taxpayer dollars out of public schools & directing these funds to private schools that lack accountability for IDEA law. IDEA is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities. I went to Deaf schools. I explored mainstreamed schools. They were the best educational experiences. I thrived. IDEA law gave me OPTIONS. Now think of disabled children out there. Dont deprive them of their right to education CALL TO CONVINCE 1 MORE GOP.”

Nyle has consistently used his celebrity for good, advocating for those less fortunate than himself and speaking out on issues that are outside his circle. We could all learn a thing or two from him.

Bless you Nyle. Keep doing you.

Dish of the Day #78

From: Deep Dish

U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Immigration Order Nationwide

From: NBC News
A federal judge in Washington state on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that put a hold on entry to the U.S. of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

The temporary restraining order applies nationwide, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office said.

"The Constitution prevailed today," Ferguson said in a statement. "No one is above the law — not even the President."

The restraining order will be in effect until U.S. District Court Senior Judge James L. Robart considers a legal challenge filed by the attorney general, Ferguson's office said.

But the White House press secretary said the administration would seek an emergency stay at the earliest possible time, and initially called the judge's action an "outrageous order." An updated statement issued a short time later dropped the term "outrageous."

"The president's order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people," both statements said.

A Department of Homeland Security official had originally told NBC News that the judge's order would have no immediate practical effect. All previously issued visas from the seven affected countries were canceled by last week's executive order, the official said, meaning people would have to reapply.

Trump said the order, which he signed Jan. 27, would suspend entry for 90 days of nationals of Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. He said the order was necessary to keep Americans safe from terrorism. Critics have called it a "Muslim ban," which the president has denied.

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Friday that the "pause" would not apply to lawful permanent residents or dual citizens.

Washington state announced on Monday that it was filing a federal lawsuit challenging the executive order.

"The states have met their burden of demonstrating that they face immediate and irreparable injury as a result of the signing and implementation of the executive order," Robart wrote in the restraining order.

The president's executive order also temporarily halted the U.S. refugee program, and indefinitely suspended the admission of Syrian refugees.

"Judge Robart's decision, effective immediately, effective now, puts a halt to President Trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order," Ferguson said. "It puts a stop to it immediately, nationwide."

Robart was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2003 and was confirmed by the Senate in 2004.

Implementation of Trump's order caused chaos at airports over the weekend. Among those reported temporarily detained were an Iraqi refugee who worked with the U.S. government, green card holders, students and professors. Protests erupted at several large airports across the country after Trump signed the order.

The ruling in Washington state came after a federal judge in Boston refused to extend a temporary injunction against the immigration order. The judge in that case called arguments about the nation's history of immigration as well as security concerns strong, but said the plaintiffs didn't show they were likely to succeed on the merits.

Amnesty International, one of several groups who opposed the executive order, said of the Washington case: "This decision is a short-term relief for thousands of people whose lives have been upended, but Congress must step in and block this unlawful ban for good."

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and Senate Minority Leader, called the judge's restraining order "a victory for the Constitution and for all of us who believe this un-American executive order will not make us safer," and said Trump should rescind it.

Trump earlier Friday appeared to reference his controversial order in a Tweet that read: "We must keep "evil" out of our country!"

Ferguson, the Washington attorney general, blasted Trump's order when asked whether there could be any confusion as to the Seattle judge's late afternoon order.

"I'll tell you where there's been confusion — the president's executive order. That's what caused confusion," he said. "I'm sorry, there's no other way to put it: It's Keystone Cops. It really is. And that's not just me speaking, that's Republican members of Congress." 

Saturday Sport

From: Speed o Rex
 In England

Premier League Soccer
Chelsea vs. Arsenal should prove to be a hard fought match.  Arsenal won 3-0 at their last meeting. ESPN commentator David Hirshey has written "Let's face it: Arsenal show up when they feel like it, which tends to be late in the second halves of matches." Chelsea is known for playing consistently through 90 minutes.  Should be an interesting match.    Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough.  The Tottenham Spurs host Middlesbrough on Saturday, as they look to reduce a nine-point gap on Chelsea in the standings, before making a tough trip to Liverpool next weekend.  In Italian Serie A, Bologna and Napoli play this evening.

 In International Cricket
The Sri Lanka tour of South Africa continues with their  3rd ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg. (ODI means One Day International Cricket)  South Africa has been on fire recently, while young Sri Lanka is in the for the long haul.  South Africa have out-batted, out-bowled, out-fielded Sri Lanka in the current series. Sri Lanka's best hopes may lay, as ever, in the wrists and fingers of their spinners, but they need immediate improvement to have hopes of winning.  

 South African player Faf du Plessis has been coming into his own, and is expected to play well in his 100th ODI today.   Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said "Unfortunately none of our batsmen converted starts but they certainly showed they have got the talent to play at this level and to make an impact at this level." 

Figure Skating
The European Championships men's and women's free skates will be held today in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Serious contenders in today's competition include Javier Fernandez (Spain); Yevgenia Medvedeva (Russia); and Carolina Kostner (Italy).

In the USA

NCAA Basketball
Seton Hall Pirates at Georgetown Hoyas. The Pirates are the Big East's top rebounding team, and have the top individual rebounder in Angel Delgado. The Hoyas are led by veteran guards Rodney Prior and L.J. Peak. Seton Hall won both meetings last season.  Pittsburgh at Duke. This game features three of the ACC's top scorers in Pitt's Jamel Artis and Michael Young and Duke's Luke Kennard. Pitt beat Duke 76-62 last year.  Iowa State Cyclones at Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks put their 51-game home winning streak on the line today while going for a season sweep of Iowa State after a 76-72 win in Ames. Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks in a clash of Pac-12 powers. The Ducks have won 39 straight home games and were 2-0 vs. UA last season.  

NBA Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers at the  New York Knicks in an Eastern Conference game at Madison Square Garden.
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