FUCT fashion: supreme court strikes down trademark offices vulgar ban

Designer Erik Brunettis line has been given a green light after justices agree ban blocks free expression The US supreme court has a message for the federal trademark office: get FUCT. Justices came to that conclusion after the designer Erik Brunettis fashion line Justice Samuel Alito replied: Oh, come on. The word was decision, emphasizing that deciding whether trademarks are immoral means discriminating on the basis of viewpoint. In an opinion delivered by Elena Kagan, the court considered the definitions of immoral and scandalous, concluding that the law in question, the Lanham Act, allows registration of marks when their messages accord with, but not when their messages defy, societys sense of decency or propriety Love rules? Always be good? Registration …

Bernie Sanders, other Dems take swipes at Trump while courting Latino voters in Miami

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami. (Associated Press) Julian Castro, a Texan who served in the Obama administration as secretary of housing and urban development, said if elected he would decriminalize illegal border crossings, expand DACA through executive order and protect Venezuelans with Temporary Protected Status. “That is our country. That is America,” Castro said about his Mexican grandmother who came to the U.S. as a 7-year-old orphan. Castro added: “Right before [President Trump] leaves [the White House] … I’m going to tell him, ‘Adios!’” “Right before [President Trump] leaves [the White House] …  I’m going to tell him, ‘Adios!’ “ — Julian Castro Pete Buttigieg warned about Trump becoming …

Armed Militias Pledge to Fight for Fugitive Oregon GOP Lawmakers At Any Cost

Right-wing militia groups across the Pacific Northwest are mobilizing to prevent Oregon state police from arresting Republican state senators who went into hiding on Thursday in order to prevent climate change legislation from passing. All 11 of Oregons Republican state senators are currently on the lam, with some leaving for Idaho in an effort to deny the Democrat-controlled state senate a quorum to pass a cap-and-trade bill. In response, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D), citing a provision in the state constitution that allows the state to compel absent lawmakers to attend legislative sessions, implying in a local television interview that he would attack law enforcement officers sent to retrieve him. Send bachelors and come heavily armed, Boquist said. Im not …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Donald Trump’s Impeachment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the growing chorus of politicians calling for impeachment. It started when Trump Ocasio-Cortez said: “I think that we have a Trump cut off the last part of her argument, tweeting: The New York Democrat fired back a few hours later and told the president that impeachment was a very real possibility. In April, a resolution introduced in March by Rep. Currently, nearly 70 members of the House, overwhelmingly Democrats,  This story has been updated to note that Ocasio-Cortez said she would support an impeachment resolution in April. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Democrats Slam Joe Biden For Invoking Segregationist Senators

Joe Biden became the target of Democratic criticism on Wednesday after he invoked two Southern segregationist senators by name as he fondly recalled the “civility” of the Senate in the 1970s and 1980s. recalled his working relationships with the late Sens. James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), both Dixiecrats who fiercely opposed desegregation. “Well guess what? At least there was some civility,” Biden continued. “We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was the first of Biden’s …

How does ‘climate emergency’ affect us?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Will consumers turn their back on international imports to save energy? Half of China’s emissions are from factories making goods for customers in the West, according to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth. “We don’t want to import [things] from China, we want to make them in Wales,” said Paul Allen, director of the Zero Carbon Britain research centre at CAT. Image caption Greenstream Flooring “upcycles” carpets, and boss Ellen Potts is optimistic about future opportunities If we buy less stuff, and “reduce, reuse and recycle” it would inevitably affect businesses and jobs. They might need to be innovative and use new materials or perhaps change their own products. This would have …

Missouri’s lone abortion clinic loses license to perform procedure

Earlier this month, anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Missouri’s only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) The Missouri health department notified Planned Parenthood the license would not be renewed because it had failed to correct 30 deficiencies identified by the department during inspections, Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said at a press conference. Additionally, health department investigators said the clinic was responsible for three “failed abortions” requiring additional surgeries and a fourth that led to life-threatening complications for the mother, The Associated Press reported this week, citing a now-sealed court filing. The state agency allowed the clinic’s license to lapse as of June 1, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer …

She endured obscene phone calls, had to use men’s bathrooms, as one of NASA’s first female engineers

(CNN)During the historic launch of Apollo 11 which put the first men on the moon, rows of men in shirts and ties lined the consoles inside Kennedy Space Center. “My director of information systems called me and said, ‘You’re our best communicator. We’re going to have you on the console,’” she said. “But later I found out he had to convince the center director Dr. Kurt Debus that it was going to be OK.” You can see never-seen-before footage of Morgan in CNN Films’ documentary “Apollo 11.” She inspired a generation of women — but her path wasn’t always an easy one. No women’s restrooms As the first female engineer at Cape Canaveral, Morgan recalled being “immersed in a man’s …

Jesuit high school stripped of ‘Catholic’ label over gay teacher, Indianapolis Archdiocese says

Bishop Charles Thompson speaks after he is introduced as the new archbishop of Indianapolis in Indianapolis in June 2017. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis says it no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who’s in a same-sex marriage.  SUPREME COURT RULES PEACE CROSS WAR MEMORIAL CAN STAND The school didn’t fire the teacher as he doesn’t teach religion and “is a longtime valued employee of the school.” The teacher wasn’t identified. The school will appeal the archdiocesan decision and is prepared to go to the Vatican if necessary, Paulson said. “Brebeuf’s administration and Board of Trustees have determined that following the Archdiocese’s directive would not only violate their informed conscience on …

‘You Need To Calm Down’ Because Taylor Swift Just Dropped Her Latest Single! LISTEN! – Perez Hilton

No need to freak out, Taylor Swift fans! On June 14, the Shake It Off singer dropped her latest single,You Need To Calm Down, off of her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover —  out August 23. As we reported, the 29-year-old revealed her exciting music news during an Instagram Live session. The video for You Need To Calm Down will come out on June 17. CLICK HERE to watch Perez’s reaction video to the song! LISTEN (below): Music aside, the pop star has been more vocal about politics on social media. Earlier this month, the musician posted a letter to Tennessee Senator, Lamar Alexander, urging him to vote for the Equality Act, which protects the LGBT community from discrimination. While recognizing that June is …

Bella Hadid Issues Apology For ‘Racist’ Photo Blunder – Perez Hilton

Bella Hadid is apologizing for an oversight that led to many calling her a racist. The supermodel snapped a now-deleted pic on her Instagram Story which appeared to be taken from the gate area of an airport, showing her heeled boot appearing to balance on planes in the background with United Arab Erimates and Saudi Arabia flags. Comments and posts (below) quickly began circulating using #BellaHadidIsRacist on Twitter, with some angry social media users even tossing their Dior products because Bella is the brand’s makeup ambassador: “don’t play with us again sweetie We don’t care if u did it by mistake or not but u are famous u should to be more carefully. #BellaHadidIsRacist” “I stop buying Dior products #BellaHadidIsRacist” “#BellaHadidIsRacist …

Donald Trump Asks To Re-Do Interview Question Because Someone In The Room Coughs! – Perez Hilton

The president sat down with ABC News’ George StephanopoulosPerhaps that’s why the most interesting part of the interview was when Trump asked for a do-over because The now-viral moment came when the president was discussing his ever-mysterious finances. About halfway through the special, Trump admitted Congress would likely eventually get access to part of his finances, which in part have been kept a big secret from the public throughout his presidency. “They’re after my financial statement. Now, they should be after everyone else’s financial statement but they are after, the Senate, they’d like to get my financial statement. At some point, I hope they get it.” He said: The video didn’t show who the cougher was, but the ABC anchor …

New York Gov. Andrew signs bill granting illegal immigrants drivers licenses

FILE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. (AP) “You could create a database for the feds to use to actually track down undocumented people,” Cuomo said on WAMC radio. “California passed a law, and they are now in litigation.” But Underwood’s boss, Attorney General Tish James, later released a statement amid the Monday-night vote arguing that the bill is legally sound. PATAKI CALLS ON CUOMO TO INTERVENE IN PAROLE BOARD’S DECISION TO RELEASE 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL’S CONVICTED KILLER “The legislation is well-crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses. If this bill is enacted and challenged in court, we will vigorously defend it,” she said. The law takes …

AOC infuriates conservatives with concentration camps remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is defending herself after comparing detention centers along the United States-Mexico border to “concentration camps.” And everyone else is just freaking out. Ocasio-Cortez first made the remarks on Monday during a live stream on Instagram. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding: “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say… that ‘never again’ means something.” The next morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out an Esquire article where an expert on the history of concentration camps compared the centers on the country’s southern border to them, adding that her definition of it was “mass detention of civilians without trial.” …

AOC infuriates conservatives with concentration camps remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is defending herself after comparing detention centers along the United States-Mexico border to “concentration camps.” And everyone else is just freaking out. Ocasio-Cortez first made the remarks on Monday during a live stream on Instagram. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding: “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say… that ‘never again’ means something.” The next morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out an Esquire article where an expert on the history of concentration camps compared the centers on the country’s southern border to them, adding that her definition of it was “mass detention of civilians without trial.” …

AOC infuriates conservatives with concentration camps remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is defending herself after comparing detention centers along the United States-Mexico border to “concentration camps.” And everyone else is just freaking out. Ocasio-Cortez first made the remarks on Monday during a live stream on Instagram. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding: “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say… that ‘never again’ means something.” The next morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out an Esquire article where an expert on the history of concentration camps compared the centers on the country’s southern border to them, adding that her definition of it was “mass detention of civilians without trial.” …