Trump Administration Reverses Ban On Importing ‘Trophies’ Of Elephants Killed In Africa — & Claims Doing So Will Help Preserve The Species

Donald Trump is making Africa great again… for rich American hunters.

The president is reversing the Obama administration ban on bringing the heads of elephants killed in two African countries back into the United States.

If that’s not infuriating enough, the administration is claiming allowing imports of parts of elephants (called trophies) will actually save the species. Why? Because locals will apparently become more incentivized to conserve the animals.

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So, if elephants go extinct, we know to blame the careless people of Africa and NOT those who hunted the elephants down.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it determined that hunting African elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia will “enhance the survival of the species,” adding in a statement:

“Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation.”

The decision, which will allow the imports of elephants slain between Jan. 21, 2016 and the end of 2018, is a reversal of a wildlife preservation policy under the Obama administration.

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The U.S. and international officials say the African elephant is a threatened species, and the Obama administration argued that allowing trophy imports would threaten the species by encouraging the poaching of them.

The Trump administration, on the idiotic hand, says killing more elephants will actually help the species’ survival — and gun rights groups can’t help but agree!

The National Rifle Association praised the elephant trophy decision, noting in a statement that hunting down the species was good for the species:

“By lifting the import ban on elephant trophies in Zimbabwe and Zambia the Trump Administration underscored, once again, the importance of sound scientific wildlife management and regulated hunting to the survival and enhancement of game species in this country and worldwide.”

Needless to say, animal rights groups were fired up over the decision. Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the U.S., wrote in a blog post:

“Let’s be clear: elephants are on the list of threatened species; the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade; and now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them.”

Pacelle argued the decision solely benefits rich American hunters while leaving Africans poor and unable to hunt for themselves, adding:

“What kind of message does it send to say to the world that poor Africans who are struggling to survive cannot kill elephants in order to use or sell their parts to make a living, but that it’s just fine for rich Americans to slay the beasts for their tusks to keep as trophies?”

Sounds in line with the rest of POTUS’s agenda.

The reversal is part of an effort by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees the FWS, to promote hunting. So grab your rifle, Donald Trump Jr. — Christmas came early this year!


“Donald Trump is angrier at Ken Frazier than he is at white supremacists” links

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Donald Trump is currently angrier at Merck CEO Ken Frazier – who just quit a Trump advisory panel because of Trump’s failure to condemn Nazis – than he has ever been at actually Nazis. [Pajiba]
What’s up with the NYT article about Elizabeth Olsen? [LaineyGossip]
Are Crocs dying? Someone check on Mario Batali! [Dlisted]
I love the way the little Spanish princesses dress. [Go Fug Yourself]
Vanessa Hudgens’ booty is an optical illusion. [Popoholic]
The Rock’s life in photos. [Wonderwall]
Justin Bieber tried to hit on a woman at the gym. It didn’t go well. [Buzzfeed]
Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom, back together? Eh. [Jezebel]
Salma Hayek is basically Ryan Reynolds’ new wife. [The Blemish]
Meghan Edmonds doesn’t “get” Peggy Sulahian. [Reality Tea]
Bill Hader’s Mooch is on point. [Moe Jackson]


“Ivanka Trump tweeted about Pride Month & all hell broke loose” links

Prince William arrives at BBC Broadcasting House

The LGBTQ community is not here for Precious Ivanka (read the responses on Ivanka’s Pride Month tweet, embedded below). [Pajiba]
Brad Pitt took Chris Cornell’s kids to an amusement park. [Wonderwall]
I too will watch Holly Hunter do anything. [LaineyGossip]
Fergie is no longer part of the Black Eyed Peas, just FYI. [Dlisted]
Here’s the winner of this year’s Scripps spelling bee!! [Jezebel]
Jeff Lewis’s daughter is adorable. [Starcasm]
Michelle Williams is replacing Rooney Mara. [JustJared]
I can’t wait for Rihanna to take down the Deplorables. [IDLY]
Lest the children read the word “sex” and be forever marred. [Seriously OMG WTF]
This is not a man, this is a tree. [Socialite Life]


9 Republicans Who Have Spoken Out Against Terrible Trump!

The GOP‘s greatest (and most annoying) strength is that Republicans tend to stick together, even when they disagree, as long as it means winning the fight.

But with a man as repugnant, combative, and unqualified as Donald Trump, even some of his fellow party members have been some of his most vocal critics.

Sadly, they often fall in line later on, but some are still standing up to the angry, little-handed POTUS.

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Donald Trump tweets that the media is ‘the enemy of the American people’

There’s been some talk among journalists, regular folks and tech people about whether Twitter should ban Donald Trump. Like, that’s the conversation at this point – we’ve all resigned ourselves to the fact that the current president of the United States tweets like a 13-year-old Mean Girl on his unsecure Android phone from the White House. We’ve all thrown up our hands on that one. So now people wonder if Twitter should shut him down. I don’t think they will, first of all. Second of all, I don’t think they should – Trump is the worst person in the world and he’s going to kill us all, but I’d rather deal with his tweets out in the open, rather than having sh-t be all covert. That being said, I’m literally breaking out in stress rashes whenever I look at Trump’s tweets, and sure, I wish he wasn’t such a fascist a–hole. Speaking of, these are just some of his tweets from Friday and Saturday:

So, yeah. Trump isn’t just at war with the intelligence community, Australia, the Democratic Congressional minority, sanity, immigrants, women, Muslims, refugees, John McCain and facts. He’s also going to war with the media. He’s literally saying that the free press is an enemy of the American people. That we would all be better off if the press was just “nice” to him, I guess. We would all be better off if he alone controlled the media. If there were no checks and balances. If he was our baby-fisted authoritarian despot. Obviously, #NotTheEnemy trended on Twitter throughout Friday and Saturday, and I would suggest looking through those posts.

Oh, and Easy D completely made up a terror attack in Sweden. Because FAKE NEWS.

What else? Trump made an unhinged speech at a Boeing plant in South Carolina on Friday. He decided to make a “joke” about Air Force One. “What can look so beautiful at 30? An airplane.” Because once a woman is 30, you might as well trade her in for two 15-year-olds, I suppose. That’s the way it is in Emperor Baby Fists’ Rusmerica.

Photos courtesy of Getty.


Delusional Donald Trump Blames ‘Computer Outages’ For People Being Detained At Airports Over The Weekend — Yeah, Right!

This rotting tangerine will blame anybody but himself!

Donald Trump blamed “computer outages” (LOLz!!!) at Delta for the detainment of dozens of people, many of whom were legal, permanent residents, at various airports around the country over the weekend.

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We guess he figured computers were as good a scapegoat as any! His tiny brain will believe anything. (We’d also like to know which genius in his camp came up with that pathetic excuse.)

The Tweeter-In-Chief took to his favorite social media platform to rail against the airline computer systems Monday, looking even more disturbed than ever. As if such a thing were possible!

Mhmm, “computer outages.” Sure, Don.

People from banned Muslim countries who had green cards and were only WEEKS away from their citizenship ceremonies were detained. How does that make any sense?

If Drumpf’s ego wasn’t so bloated, he’d understand that his executive order was grossly unfair, unconstitutional, and very poorly executed on top of that.

But how do you explain anything of reason to a petulant child???

[Image via WENN.]


Mike Pence was booed at ‘Hamilton’ & Donald Trump wants people to ‘apologize’


Vice-president-elect Mike Pence is currently heading Donald Trump’s transition team, following a Stalin-esque purge that ousted Chris Christie and all of Christie’s people. While I basically loathe everything about Pence’s political views, even I don’t envy the tight-rope on which he’s currently walking, between Trump, Trump loyalists, Trump’s family, the Christie faction, Paul Ryan, Establishment Republicans and anti-establishment Republicans. So, Pence decided to take a break from it all on Friday night. He attended that musical he’s heard so much about, something about one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. I’m assuming that was what Pence heard, that Hamilton is about the Founding Fathers and everyone thinks the musical is great. I’m assuming he walked in to the theater not realizing that he was stepping into a sh-tstorm. But step into it he did.

First off, when Pence walked to his seat, he was being booed and cheered by the audience. There were more boos than cheers, and reportedly the boos went on and on for a while before the show started. Still, Pence sat through the whole musical and when it ended, he got up to make a hasty retreat, probably hoping to avoid being booed yet again. Little did he know that when the Hamilton cast did their curtain call, actor Brandon Victor Dixon (currently playing VP Aaron Burr) would ask Pence to remain for a moment so he could hear their message. Dixon then told Pence:

“Vice-president elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us … or uphold our inalienable rights, sir. We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us. We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”

Here’s the video:

To his credit, Pence stayed and listened to what Dixon said, then Pence left to a chorus of boos (again) from the audience. I personally think that was the best way that whole situation could have gone down – the audience members were enjoying their free speech, and Pence got to see an amazing musical (which is his right too) and he also had the respect for the cast to stick around to hear their message. As I said, Pence has terrible politics, but I can’t find fault in his reaction to this situation at all. Of course, once word got out about Pence’s presence at Hamilton, everyone was trolling him on Twitter. But again, that’s free speech. Not according to Donald Trump though, who just had to tweet about it:

WTF? Pence wasn’t “harassed,” he was booed in a public place… for good reason, because he’s an anti-gay, anti-woman nutjob. And “apologize!” FOR WHAT? For booing a cisgender hetero white man in Trump’s America? Yeah, that’s about the long and short of it. Brandon Victor Dixon responded to Trump’s tweets with this:

Yep. I also appreciate that Pence stopped and listened – that showed that at least he had enough respect to feign interest. And notice Pence hasn’t said anything about this incident too.

After Trump tweeted that, the Deplorables started the #BoycottHamilton hashtag, because they’re really dumb. The musical is sold out for months, if not years. It’s like people living in trailer parks trying to “boycott” Hermes Birkin bags.


Photos courtesy of WENN.



“John Oliver devoted last night’s episode to Donald Trump & fascism” links

Here’s John Oliver’s episode devoted to American fascism. NSFW language. [Jezebel]
Did Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton set a wedding date? [Dlisted]
Why People Mag’s Donald Trump cover was so gross. [LaineyGossip]
Lupita Nyong’o looks like a princess in Elie Saab. [Go Fug Yourself]
Isla Fisher’s dress is not “jaw-dropping.” [Popoholic]
Takeaways from Donald Trump’s 60 Minutes interview. [Pajiba]
Yeah, Kylie Jenner has implants. [Celebslam]
Recap of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. [Reality Tea]
Perfect metaphor is perfect. [The Blemish]
Oprah Winfrey got a lot of sh-t for saying this. [OMG Blog]
Billy Bush got a job offer from Breitbart News. [Wonderwall]



Donald Trump Reportedly Called Deaf Celebrity Apprentice Star Marlee Matlin ‘Retarded’

This is absolutely DISGUSTING!

As we reported, Celebrity Apprentice Season 4 contestant Richard Hatch said Donald Trump made sexual remarks to deaf actress Marlee Matlin, specifically about her looks and how she made him feel.

Sadly, the GOP nominee took it a step further and reportedly mocked the Oscar winner’s disability!

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According to three anonymous Apprentice crew members, the businessman repeatedly targeted the Children of a Lesser God star. One insider said:

“[Trump] would often equate that she was mentally retarded.”

The source says Trump would often scribble down notes during production. According to one of the papers, Donald actually wrote down, “Marlee, is she retarded??” The source continues:

“He would write notes on his blotter, his papers in front of him, and he would scribble notes in it… It was usually just asinine things on them.”

Another employee says the Republican made fun of Matlin’s voice during filming breaks.

“[Trump] would make fun of her voice… Like, to make it seem like she was mentally not there? [It] sounded like he got a real kick out of it. It was really upsetting.”

A different staffer said the 70-year-old would regularly treat Marlee differently solely because she was deaf.

“In the boardroom, he would talk to her like she was ‘special’… He took her deafness as a some kind of [mental] handicap.”

Luckily, Marlee is dumping Trump and is supporting Hillary Clinton during this year’s election.

Seriously people! We CANNOT have this idiot run our country! Don’t let it happen!

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Ivanka Trump agrees with her dad: it’s totally fine to call her a “piece of ass.” [Jezebel]
John Oliver eviscerates Donald Trump. Good. [Pajiba]
Does anyone care about Bruno Mars? Hm. [LaineyGossip]
Cheyenne Jackson & his husband welcomed twins! [Dlisted]
Here’s some of the fuggery from the Givenchy & LV shows. [Go Fug Yourself]
Kim Kardashian’s new security detail is pretty crazy. [TMZ]
Recap of 90 Day Fiancé. [Reality Tea]
Isla Fisher looked cute at her premiere. [Moe Jackson]
Yes, Donald Trump’s body language was so creepy. [The Blemish]
I don’t think we should describe any party as “Waco-style.” [Starcasm]
Is Calvin Harris really into Nicole Scherzinger? [Celebslam]



Celebrity Apprentice is back on the job!

WireImage (men) and Fame Pictures (women)
Celebrity Apprentice won’t be back on NBC for a few months, and they just started filming for the upcoming season. The men’s team consists of country singer John Rich, former-teen idol David Cassidy, former-TV Host Mark McGrath, tax evader and the first Survivor winner Richard Hatch, the quirky Gary Busey, one of the best singers in the world Meat Loaf and Lil Jon, and I think Meat’s face says it all how he feels about teammates and the experience. The women’s team has two always interesting ladies Lisa Rinna and La Toya Jackson and they are the right ones to be promoting what ever Donald Trump told them to do.
I don’t know about you but this cast of CA has me so excited for the show, I can’t wait to see what they do and how they react to Trump in the boardroom. You know the boss is going to hate the Garyisms and we are going to love him suffering because of them!

Ivanka Trump: "Gossip Girl" Guest Star?

Possibly adding a new gig to her already-impressive resume, Ivanka Trump turned up on the set of “Gossip Girl” in New York City on Monday (August 30).

The daughter of Donald Trump looked freshly relaxed as she sipped a beverage while outside of the Standard Hotel – though it’s uncertain as to if she was there for a guest spot or her hotel endeavors.

Known to be a fan of the show, Ivanka previously told People magazine, ‘