The Real Housewives Of New York Recap: The Politics Of Friendship

The Real Housewives Of New York Recap: The Politics Of Friendship

Raise your hand if you are still reeling from Dorinda Medley’s version of Festivus last week? (I’m raising both, as if arrested. For indecent TV watching while under the influence of Diet Coke.) Well, apparently we can forget all of that! For we’re poised to move on as fast these women do when air-kissing after slut-shaming, because […]

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Patty Mills gave us the flop of the NBA playoffs

This is the best one. There’s no question.

Please pray for Patty Mills, who was tragically taken out by a long-range missile while attempting to play defense on James Harden. I mean, I don’t see any other explanation for him falling over on defense right here, unless something had got him from the rafters.

Referees may have been looking to “give” the next close call to San Antonio, seeing how Spurs fans had loudly complained about the previous call that went Harden’s way on the same offensive possession.

If they did, though, that wasn’t the right call at all. Harden was clearly whacked in the face by LaMarcus Aldridge’s elbow, and the call was properly reviewed and deemed to not be a flagrant foul. Mills, however, had an amazing flail that somehow tricked the referees and saved his team points.

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Jets fan kept messaging team to draft Jamal Adams until they finally did

Slid into the DMs

Who says fans can’t influence their teams?

I’m not saying Mr. Kyle Teichert actually caused the Jets to pick Jamal Adams sixth overall in the 2017 draft, but hey, at least the team acknowledged his wishes!

You can’t fault him for his dedication either. I’m happy for him, truly.

Really, everyone should be glad here. I’m happy for Jamal Adams, a safety out of LSU who won a years-old bet with his father, George Adams, that he would go earlier in the draft. (George went No. 19 in 1985.)

I’m also happy for the Jets. Their defense needed help and hopefully Adams is part of the answer to their needs.

Sometimes, sliding into the DMs works out, I guess.

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Pence: Trump ‘Has Literally Filled This White House’ With Anti-Abortion Leaders

NEW YORK― Vice President Mike Pence declared victory for the anti-abortion movement Wednesday night, boasting that President Donald Trump has “literally filled” his administration with politicians who oppose reproductive rights. 

“Life is winning in America,” Pence said at a gala for the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. “President Trump has been keeping his promises to stand for life. He’s literally filled this White House and agencies with pro-life leaders.” 

Pence, who led the fight against reproductive rights as a congressman and governor of Indiana, went on to list the members of what he called the anti-abortion “A-team”― Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Housing Secretary Ben Carson, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, who spoke at the gala before Pence.

Also listed on his “A-team” was Charmaine Yoest, the former CEO of Americans United for Life, who is assistant secretary of health and human services, and Teresa Manning, a former lobbyist for the National Right to Life Committee who is expected to be appointed to oversee the nation’s family planning program at HHS.

“For the first time in a long time, America has an administration that’s filled top to bottom with people who stand without apology for life,” Pence said.

Addressing a crowd at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., Pence celebrated the various ways Trump has chipped away at abortion rights during his first hundred days in office. “At President Trump’s direction,” Pence said, he cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to give states the power to withhold public funding to Planned Parenthood and other health providers that offer abortion. Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, blocking money to international health and family planning organizations that even mention abortion. And on Thursday, the House will vote on health care legislation that would withhold Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood and prohibit tax credits from being used to buy insurance plans that cover abortion. 

“I like to say, in this administration, we’re in the promise-keeping business,” Pence said. 

Pence also listed the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as a victory for the anti-abortion movement. The conservative judge has ruled against Planned Parenthood and birth control access, and he would presumably rule against abortion rights on the high court. Pence said that “hope is finally shining through” for Americans who believe abortion should be illegal. 

“I truly believe we’ve come to a pivotal moment in the life of this movement,” he said.

As Trump and Pence endeavor to roll back reproductive rights, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a counterexample of how governments might treat women. Addressing Planned Parenthood at its annual gala Tuesday night, Clinton said the “only right approach” to leadership is “to defend the ability of every woman to make these deeply personal decisions for herself.”

She added that anti-abortion politicians should stop attacking groups like Planned Parenthood that help women avoid unwanted pregnancies. “I believe that anyone who is opposed to abortion should be in favor of preventing unintended pregnancy, expanding economic opportunity and fighting for policies that actually support parenthood,” Clinton said. 

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