A couple of days ago, Stephen Colbert let loose on a series of Trump insults on the Late Show after Trump weakly insulted Face the Nation’s John Dickerson during an interview over the weekend. The results were damn near magical. However, Colbert felt the need to address it last night in light of a #FireColbert campaign and charges of homophobia.Read More
Put in his place.
If there's one thing Russian President Vladimir Putin likes less than LGBTQIA people, it's criticism. So, he wasn't exactly thrilled about this image that protesters were using—but we're not in Russia, and we've got an extra, election-meddling bone to pick with him in addition to our usual human rights concerns, so it's become a new favorite of ours.Read More
On the latest "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver explores what Trump means when he says he wants to "get along" with Russia.Read More
You know how sometimes, if someone compliments you, you then feel compelled to defend them from criticism, because any attacks on their character might make that compliment invalid or reflect badly on you by association? That happened to me all the time in high school, and I'm not proud of it. But at least I wasn't running for President of the United States.Read More
And obviously, he finds your lack of faith disturbing.
Feel a disturbance in the Force? Darth Vader is campaigning to lead Ukraine, and when I say Darth Vader I do not mean Putin and when I say "campaigning" I do not mean violating international law. I'm not qualified to parody the Ukrainian crisis, but at least one Sith Lord has a sense of humor about it--and a lot of stormtroopers to back him up.Read More
For a hyper-masculine ex-KGB operative, Putin sure is sensitive about this kind of thing.
Artist Konstantin Altunin is seeking asylum in France today, after being forced to flee his native Russia following the removal of several of his paintings from a gallery by Russian police officers. Among those removed was a painting of Russian President Vladmir Putin in a negligee, doing the hair of former Prseident Dmitri Medvedyev.Read More
Aww shucks. Darn it all to heck.
In a move to protect children, Russia wants to ban cursing from the interwebs. This is only the latest in a series of similarly silly proposals. It joins the ranks of suggestions such as requiring dating sites to use passport verification. Oh, Russia. This is not how you protect children, and it's certainly not how you internet.Read More
There's one more place Edward Snowden could stay without fearing extradition, but only if his leaks about the NSA and CIA come to a halt.
After nearly a month on the run and spending the past week living in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport -- we think -- the final fate of NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still up in the air. This morning saw a new wrinkle added to Snowden's life on the run, though, as Russian president Vladimir Putin announced today that Snowden would be welcome to stay in Russia without living in fear of extradition, provided he stops leaking sensitive information about U.S. intelligence programs like PRISM, or his latest hit, documents indicating that the United States bugged the stateside offices of EU allies.Read More