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  • CNN’s Karem Frantic Over Trump EPA: “Fearful, Frightening, Very Frightening”

    07/06/2018 4:20:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Xanax for patient Karem—stat! Make it a double. . . Brian Karem, then a Playboy reporter, made his liberal-media bones by haranguing Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the White House press room last year. CNN rewarded Karem for his outburst my naming him an “analyst.” This morning, Karem put on the kind of performance that CNN is paying him for, waxing apocalyptic about the future of the environment and the EPA under Scott Pruitt and his successor, Andrew Wheeler. Excerpts from Karem’s wery, wery scared statement: “[Pruitt] destroyed the EPA . . . People I’ve known in the EPA for 20...
  • “Playboy” Reporter on CNN: “Loathsome” Scott Pruitt Scaring Long-time EPA Bureaucrats

    06/08/2018 4:09:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Scott Pruitt is scaring deep state environmentalist wackos at the EPA, he must be doing something right . . . Remember Brian Karem, the reporter who harangued Sarah Huckabee Sanders last year over her criticism of CNN? What better way to win CNN’s heart, and sure enough, there was Karem on “New Day” this morning. Karem waxed apoplectic over Scott Pruitt and what he described as the Trump administration’s agenda “to tear down protections, it’s to destroy regulations, it’s to tear down the federal government.” Added Karem: “There are people in the EPA I’ve known for years who are...
  • This 1990 Trump quote in Playboy explains today perfectly

    06/01/2018 9:52:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/01/2018 | Chris Cillizza
    Almost three decades ago now, Donald Trump explained his life and worldview this way: "The show is Trump, and it is sold-out performances everywhere." Those words, uttered in a 1990 interview with Playboy magazine, are truer today than they were 28 years ago. And they provide a unique insight into how Trump approaches being President on a day-in-and-day-out basis. ~SNIP~ Trump's only concern at the moment is how to keep the show going. How can he avoid it getting stale -- as even the most popular things sometimes do? The answer is simple: Do more and more unpredictable things that...
  • Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Break Silence on Trump

    03/20/2018 12:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/20/2018 | By JIM RUTENBERG
    A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald J. Trump sued on Tuesday to be released from a 2016 legal agreement requiring her silence, becoming the second woman this month to challenge Trump allies’ efforts during the presidential campaign to bury stories about extramarital relationships. The model, Karen McDougal, is suing the company that owns The National Enquirer, American Media Inc., which paid her $150,000 and whose chief executive is a friend of President Trump’s. The other woman, the adult entertainment star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, was paid $130,000 to stay quiet by...
  • Playboy Mansion to get protected status under deal with city

    03/08/2018 7:44:40 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/8/2018 | unknown
    The new owner of the Playboy Mansion has agreed to maintain the facade in its original condition under an agreement with the city of Los Angeles. Daren Metropoulos entered into a permanent protection covenant for the 5-acre (2-hectare) property he bought for $100 million. He agreed to not demolish the 20,000-square-foot (1858-sq. meter) main residence as he proceeds with plans to connect the mansion and its grounds to his 2-acre plot next door. The deal, announced Tuesday by Councilman Paul Koretz, will remain in effect for future owners. City News Service says the designation stops short of giving the building...
  • Ex-Playboy model's notes on alleged Trump affair written a decade later

    02/22/2018 11:19:10 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Howard Kurtz
    EXCLUSIVE: The centerpiece of a New Yorker story on Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, is scribbled notes kept by the former Playboy playmate. These notes, obtained by journalist Ronan Farrow, are presented as her personal reflections on the relationship –“later memorialized in an eight-page, handwritten document provided to the New Yorker.” Readers could easily get the impression, as many journalists have, that McDougal wrote these notes during what she describes as a consensual relationship that began in 2006. But that is not the case. {snip} The McDougal passages were written on a notebook marketed...
  • Photo: Journalist Leann Tweeden Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Fondling, Kissing Her Without Consent

    11/16/2017 9:28:30 AM PST · by safetysign · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2017 | John Nolte
    Leeann Tweeden, a journalist who anchors the morning news at TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, California, is accusing Senator Al Franken (D-MN) of fondling her while asleep and shoving his tongue down her throat without her consent. At the time, December of 2006, Tweeden had a boyfriend (who is now her husband) and was on a two week USO Tour with the then-55-year-old Franken and others. Included in her article is a photograph that clearly shows the Democrat Senator grabbing her breasts while she is asleep.
  • Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It

    11/16/2017 7:29:13 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 293 replies
    KABC 790 ^ | 11/16/17 | By Leeann Tweeden
    In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege. Also on the trip were country music artists Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, Keni Thomas, and some cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys. The headliner was comedian and now-senator, Al Franken. Franken had written some skits...
  • A Morning News Anchor Just Accused Sen. Al Franken Of Kissing And Groping Her Without Her Consent

    11/16/2017 8:24:44 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 43 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/16/2017 | BuzzFeed
    A morning news anchor in Los Angeles is accusing Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken of kissing and groping her without consent in 2006, when he was a comedian headed to entertain U.S. troops overseas along with other celebrities.
  • Meet Ines Rau, Playboy’s first transgender Playmate [Moderately NSFW]

    10/19/2017 8:48:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 19, 2017 | Grep P.
    Being a woman is just being a woman." Meet November 2017 Playmate Ines Rau, the first transgender Playmate.
  • What Alfred Kinsey and Hugh Hefner Had in Common

    10/09/2017 9:13:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/09/2017 | Michael Brown
    If Hugh Hefner was the poster boy of the sexual revolution, Alfred Kinsey was the father of the revolution. But that is not the only thing that joins these men together. Both of them were overt rebels against “puritanical” Christianity, devoting their lives to “liberate” humanity from what they perceived to be the bondage of a sterile, restrictive morality.Kinsey was born in 1894 and died in 1956. His claim to fame was his 1948 volume, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, followed by his 1953 volume, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. (Is it a coincidence that it was in...
  • The Human Costs of the World Hugh Hefner Created

    10/07/2017 5:31:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    Sometimes it’s appropriate to speak ill of the dead. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday, aged 91. But his work of mainstreaming porn will likely live on—and continue to hurt men and women—for many years to come. Playboy helped usher in an era of porn addiction, decreased happiness, and strained relationships between men and women. Porn did of course exist before Hefner, and the internet—a technological innovation Hefner had nothing to do with—greatly accelerated the use of porn. But what Hefner did was to bring porn out of the shadows, to make it something that could be discussed openly and...
  • Hugh Hefner’s Real Legacy: Disease, Despair, and Death

    10/06/2017 5:04:51 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 35 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 10/6/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A timely and stunning statistic befitting the recent death of America’s patriarch of pornography: a shocking 110 million Americans—over one-third of our population—are saddled with a sexually transmitted disease. According to The New York Times, "The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 110 million Americans now are infected with a sexually transmitted disease. ..." Additionally, more than one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 has genital herpes. (Thus the rise of all of the Valtrex commercials on TV.) Among many...
  • REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting ...

    10/03/2017 10:50:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Complete Headline: REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting drug-resistant strain of e-coli Hugh Hefner's death certificate revealed he died of cardiac arrest and respiratory failure It also shows he was suffering from septicemia and e-coli when he died It is not known how the 91-year-old contracted the deadly bacteria Hefner died on September 27 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills Hugh Hefner died from heart failure after contracting an aggressive strain of e-coli which was resistant to drugs, it has been revealed. The 91-year-old's death certificate was obtained by The Blast on Tuesday,...
  • Hefner’s former valet reflects on 'Pig Nights' with hookers and Hef

    10/02/2017 3:49:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2017 | Dana Schuster
    From 1978 through 1979, Stefan Tetenbaum worked as Hugh Hefner's valet, doing everything from restocking the Playboy founder's fridge with necessities like perfectly chilled Pepsi to cleaning sex toys after Hefner’s infamous "Pig Nights," when the robe-clad Hef would call in prostitutes for his friends. Tetenbaum, now 67 and a sculptor living in Redondo Beach, Calif., shares his stories with The Post. My job as Mr. Hefner’s valet was to take care of him in a very personal way. I prepared his "sick menu" - Pepsi, Campbell's chicken noodle soup and M&Ms - whenever he felt ill, which was often...
  • On the Passing of a Pornographer

    On the fall of a Pornographer; But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.(Matthew 18:6)Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art...
  • Why Conservatives Should Celebrate Hugh Hefner

    09/29/2017 10:19:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 29 2017 | by Joel B. Pollak
    He was the kind of person American conservatism seeks to enable — the self-made man; the radical, pajama-clad individual; the author of his own destiny. And he idealized women as women, in a way the left no longer allows.Ironically, when given the choice of going full-throttle into hard-core pornography, and creating the kind of content the market now demanded, or bowing to mainstream traditional standards that shunned nudity on supermarket shelves, Playboy made the more conservative choice. Even in the battle to survive commercially, there were lines Hugh Hefner would not cross. He thus took his place alongside the very...
  • Hugh Hefner, the murder of Dorothy Stratten and the dark side of Playboy

    09/29/2017 8:32:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 29 at 10:03 AM | Theresa Vargas
    Hugh Hefner grieved in green silk. One of his most promising Playboy Playmates, 20-year-old Dorothy Stratten, had been murdered, and Hefner was giving Village Voice writer Teresa Carpenter a glimpse at what he had otherwise kept private. After Stratten was shot in the face by her estranged husband on Aug. 14, 1980, Hefner issued an emotionless news release and went into a media-free seclusion. In his trademark silk pajamas, Hefner looked somber. Carpenter described the sight as, “The incongruous spectacle of a sybarite in mourning.” ... “Death of a Playmate,” which would win a Pulitzer Prize, she also addressed Stratten’s...
  • Hugh Hefner Did Not Live the Good Life

    09/28/2017 11:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Russell Moore's Website ^ | September 28, 2017 | Russell Moore
    Overnight, we learned of the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Hefner is the iconic figure who not only made pornography socially respectable (and even more lucrative), but also spent a life constructing a “playboy philosophy” of sexual freedom that would supposedly undo the “Puritan sexual repression he saw in American life.” The death of any person is a tragedy. Hugh Hefner is no exception to that. We can’t, though, with his obituaries, call his life “success” or “a dream.” Hefner did not create, but marketed ingeniously the idea that a man’s life consists in the abundance of his possessions...
  • How Hugh Hefner Hijacked Men’s Brains

    09/28/2017 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/28/17 | Joe Carter
    Search Menu 0 Comments 2.4K Current Events How Hugh Hefner Hijacked Men’s Brains Joe Carter / September 28, 2017 “Would Playboy sell so well if it didn't have naked women in it?” That was a question included in FAQ section of Playboy magazine’s website about a decade ago. Their answer: “Probably not. We'll never know.” Never came sooner than expected. In 2016 the print edition of Playboy tried an experiment: the magazine would still feature women in provocative poses, but they would no longer be fully nude. This year Playboy returned to publishing nudity. It turns out nobody was reading...