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‘KB Home’ Slashes CEO’s Bonus for Homophobic, Misogynistic Tirade at Kathy Griffin

‘KB Home’ Slashes CEO’s Bonus for Homophobic, Misogynistic Tirade at Kathy Griffin

Jeffrey Mezger, the CEO of KB Home, one of the largest homebuilding companies in the country, was recorded on tape this week calling actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin a “c**t” and a “bald faced d**e.”

The company has slashed his bonus, CBS News reports:

KB Home (KBH) chief executive Jeffrey Mezger will see his annual bonus reduced by 25 percent after unleashing a tirade-laden rant at comedian Kathy Griffin, his Los Angeles neighbor….

KB Home, which is known for building high-end homes that can cost upwards of $2 million each, said in a regulatory filing Mezger’s behavior was “unacceptable and a negative reflection” on the company. It warned that Mezger would be fired if there was another similar incident.

It’s unclear what the dollar amount is of Mezger’s bonus, but in 2014 it was $125,000.

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This married gay couple runs one of the largest alt-right fake news sites

This married gay couple runs one of the largest alt-right fake news sites
In 2014 they made headlines when they were one of the first gay couples married in Britain. Now they’re creating “news” on their own.

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Niall Horan, Puerto Rico, Matt Drudge, North Korea Sanctions, Gossip Girl, KJ Apa, Philippines, Isle of Dogs: HOT LINKS

Niall Horan, Puerto Rico, Matt Drudge, North Korea Sanctions, Gossip Girl, KJ Apa, Philippines, Isle of Dogs: HOT LINKS

SENATOR BILL CASSIDY HITS BACK. Jimmy Kimmel just doesn’t understand the health care bill: “Jimmy doesn’t understand, and not because he’s a talk show host, because we’ve never spoken,” Cassidy said on “Fox & Friends.” “He’s only heard from those on the left, who are doing their best to preserve ObamaCare. He’s not heard from me — we’ve not spoken — and I would love to talk to him about this.”

MONTHS WITHOUT POWER. Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico.

TELETHON. Barbra Streisand wanted to walk the red carpet backward to show off her good side.

TOXIC MASCULINITY. Trump’s administration is all about it.

NORTH KOREA. Trump sets new sanctions on North Korea: “The executive order Trump inked just ahead of the lunch enhances US Treasury Department authorities to target individuals who provide goods, services or technology to North Korea, Trump said.”

Mnuchin: Trump signed order that strengthened US ability to cut off funding to the North Korean regime and its weapons development program pic.twitter.com/O4NcK3rLE2

— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 21, 2017

MATT DRUDGE. The pipeline for Russian fake news: “Drudge has for years used his site as a web traffic pipeline for Russian propaganda sites, directing his massive audience to nearly 400 stories from RT.com and fellow Russian-government-run English-language news sites SputnikNews.com and TASS.com since the beginning of 2012, according to a Media Matters review. Those numbers spiked in 2016, when Drudge collectively linked to the three sites 122 times.”

MICHIGAN. Kid Rock trails Debbie Stabenow by nearly 20 points: “The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, trails the senior Democratic senator from Michigan, 52 to 34 percent, in a hypothetical match-up, according to a Media Research Group poll released early Thursday.”

MOBILIZATION. Russians use Facebook to push Trump rallies in 17 cities: “The demonstrations—at least one of which was promoted online by local pro-Trump activists— brought dozens of supporters together in real life. They appear to be the first case of Russian provocateurs successfully mobilizing Americans over Facebook in direct support of Donald Trump.”

GOSSIP GIRL REGRETS. Creator Josh Safran says there should have been more gays: “When I look back on Gossip Girl, the only things I regret were not as much representation for people of color and gay story lines,” said Safran. “Those are the two things I think we probably could have delved into more deeply, but other than that, I only regret things like not showing Chuck finger Blair and the dildos and other sexual stuff.”

ACCIDENT. Riverdale’s Archie KJ Apa falls asleep at wheel after long day on set.

PHILIPPINES. House approves LGBT rights bill: “Lawmakers voted 198-0 in favor of House Bill No. 4982 or the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Equality (SOGIE) bill. The measure prohibits and penalizes discriminatory acts by a fine not less than P100,000 and not more than P500,000, or imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years, or both. It mandates existing women’s desks in police stations to be renamed as Women, Children, and LGBTQ++ Protection Desks, to attend to complaints.”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Niall Horan “Too Much To Ask”.

TRAILER OF THE DAY. Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.

THIRSTY THURSDAY. Jay Kizh.

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Lawrence O’Donnell Apologizes for Leaked On-Camera Expletive-Laden Tantrum: WATCH

Lawrence O’Donnell Apologizes for Leaked On-Camera Expletive-Laden Tantrum: WATCH

Lawrence O'Donnell tantrum

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell is apologizing after footage leaked showing him engaged in an eight-minute expletive-laden meltdown with his producers.

Mediaite reported:

The video, which lasts a full eight minutes, is a collection of clips from one evening (given O’Donnell’s consistent outfit) and show the MSNBC anchor fuming about earpiece malfunctions, blasting off obscenities and screaming at his staff. We were able to link it back to the August 29 show.

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“You have insanity in my earpiece,” O’Donnell then seethes through tightly drawn lips. “F**kin.”

The pattern continues in subsequent clips, with O’Donnell continuing to complain angrily about someone talking into his earpiece.

And then…

“STOP THE HAMMERING!” O’Donnell cries suddenly, in response to a knocking sound running faintly in the background.

He then stands up and launches into a shouted tirade past the camera.

“STOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHO’S GOT A HAMMER? WHERE IS IT? WHERE’S THE HAMMER? GO UP ON THE OTHER FLOOR. SOMEBODY GO UP THERE AND STOP THE HAMMERING. STOP THE HAMMERING. I’LL GO DOWN TO THE GODDAMNED FLOOR MYSELF AND STOP IT, KEEP THE GODDAMNED COMMERCIAL BREAK GOING. CALL F**KING PHIL GRIFFIN, I DON’T CARE WHO THE F**K YOU HAVE TO CALL. STOP THE HAMMERING. EMPTY OUT THE GODDAMNED CONTROL ROOM AND FIND OUT WHERE THIS IS GOING ON.”

Tweeted O’Donnell: “A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I’m sorry.”

A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I’m sorry.

— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) September 20, 2017

Watch the tantrum below:

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Rich Juzwiak Heads into the New York Gay Sex Party Scene

Rich Juzwiak Heads into the New York Gay Sex Party Scene

new york gay sex parties

Jezebel’s Rich Juzwiak takes a long journey inside the New York gay sex party scene and the history of such gatherings in the city, observing whether PrEP has changed attitudes toward promiscuity or just brought them out into the open at parties like Harder Golden Boys University, and American Whorer Party.

Juzwiak describes in vivid detail how he dropped his inhibitions at the latter and navigated it with his boyfriend (read the piece), concluding:

I found that there is an electric, immense thrill to being in a room with a bunch of horny dudes when you know you could do just about whatever with any of them. The collective energy all focused on pleasure creates a palpable singularity, a carnal brotherhood that is a force beyond the sum of its parts. But, fastened into my own head as I almost always am in public spaces, I soon began to wonder what the point was of having all of these brief encounters with guys that I might not have any interest in if I could actually, you know, see them.

I would like to say that gay men have carved out a utopia for themselves in these spaces, it’s not quite the case. I do believe that some guys navigate these spaces purely for fun and leisure, without negative effects on their mental and physical health.

Juzwiak talks with the party promoters (who now push them on Facebook rather than the back of local gay rags), the attendees, and the acting deputy commissioner of disease control at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Health, who talked about the changing policing of the parties:

“For many people who have historically linked disease with their sex lives, they have now unlinked disease from their sex lives,” said Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the acting deputy commissioner of disease control at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Health, by phone. “It’s not even a question of public health. I think it’s human nature that if you have a pleasurable activity that was associated with a bad outcome, and you’re making that bad outcome nearly impossible, then all of the sudden that activity looks better.”

…The Department’s policy has evolved. Its current attitude toward sex parties seems way more in tune with the realities of how actually prevent disease transmission. “We’re not designed to be a surveillance machine for venues,” the DOHMH’s Dr. Demetre Daskalakis told me. Instead of witch-hunting, the Health Department’s emphasis is on making sure “New Yorkers are equipped with ways to keep themselves healthy however they want to pursue their own pleasure,” venue notwithstanding.

Pharmaceuticals have catalyzed a revolution, to be sure:

Public gay sex in New York, too, never really went away, even during the plague years of the AIDS epidemic—it just got pushed into gym steam rooms and the odd bar back room. Sex parties targeted at men who have sex with men, though, tell a story about gay history and its present: In 2017, men who have sex with men are f**king in a new age of liberation. These parties are remarkable expressions of sexual security within a population of men that, for decades, had reason to feel insecure—if not terrified—of sex.

Read Juzwiak’s full, graphic adventure HERE.

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