Mike Pence

Gus Kenworthy Breaks His Thumb. So Why's He So Happy?

Olympic skier and hottie Gus Kenworthy posted today that he broke his thumb during competition. While the injury is painful, it won’t stop the cutie from competing. Gus is looking on the bright side and is glad that he will now have a more formal excuse not to shake Mike Pence’s hand as he leads the Olympic delegation.

Out Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy have been very vocal in opposition about Pence in this role since his policies do not align with, and even ostracize the LGBTQ+ community. Kenworthy and Rippon have teamed up numerous times throughout the games to let Pence know that they are watching.

A big ‘THUMBS UP’ to the scruffy athlete of our dreams on another jab at Pence.

Mike Pence Can’t Get Over Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon and Mike Pence have been on a rollercoaster ride of news stories since Rippon qualified for the Winter Olympics (only a month ago).

Afterwards, Rippon shared that he didn’t want Vice President Mike Pence to oversee Team USA in the Winter Olympics, and he wouldn't be visiting the White House either.

Pence officially released a statement saying that Rippon’s assertion of Pence’s homophobic policymaking was “totally false” and that he’d be supporting “all the U.S. athletes.”

Now, there’s even more “he said/he said” going on between the two.

While flying the Vice President and his staff to South Korea for the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony, a White House official told the press that Pence’s office contacted the Olympic committee to offer a private meeting with him and Rippon.

Then later, Pence’s deputy chief of staff Jarrod Agen denied that a requested meeting was made.

In addition, Pence took to twitter to again deny that he ever supported conversion therapy.

Meanwhile, Rippon is adamant that he doesn’t support Pence, but also that he’s not as obsessed with the situation as Pence seems to be.

“I’m not trying to pick a fight with the vice president of the United States,” Rippon told reporters.

When asked if he had changed his mind about the customary trip to the White House after the games, Rippon replied with a curt no.

“I said no,” he said specifically.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence continues to try to reach out to Rippon.

Mike Pence Clapped Back At Olympian Adam Rippon

Vice President Mike Pence has decided to clap back at soon-to-be Olympian Adam Rippon.

Rippon made waves a few weeks ago for qualifying to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This made him the first openly gay athlete to go to the Winter Olympics.

Afterwards, Rippon has been making headline after headline for his commentary on the Trump administration.

Most recently, Adam Rippon shared his disdain for Pence.

Rippon said:

“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.”

“I don’t think he has a real concept of reality.”

“To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he’s a devout Christian man is completely contradictory.”

“If he’s okay with what’s being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called ‘shitholes,’ I think he should really go to church.”

Now it seems VP Mike Pence isn’t going to take Rippon’s words standing down.

Through his press secretary, Alyssa Farah, Pence says that Rippon is misguided.

“The vice president is proud to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympics and support America’s incredible athletes.

“[Rippon]’s accusation is totally false and has no basis in fact. Despite these misinformed claims, the vice president will be enthusiastically supporting all the U.S. athletes competing next month in Pyeongchang.”

Doug Jones Gets Sworn in by Mike Pence & Gay Son Carson Gives Side-Eye

Newly elected Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in this week to his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. There has been much controversy and buzz around Doug Jones and his election over the overtly homophobic and sexually inappropriate Roy Moore.

But you might have also seen the stories related to his openly gay son Carson. We’ve written about him a couple of times and he has been increasing in popularity on social media networks. Just take his Instagram page, for example, where he posts adorable selfies, social gatherings and his father’s campaign win.

If you follow the cutie on social, you may have seen that his most recent photo depicts his father Doug Jones being sworn into office by none other than Vice President, and homophobic, Mike Pence.

 

 

##dougjones #swearingin #washingtondc #capitol #wemadeit #nocaptionneeded

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Carson’s hashtag #nocaptionneeded is definitely appropriate here. You can just see the angst on Pence’s face as Doug Jones smiles from ear to ear awaiting his new position, proudly standing next to his son. A penny for Pence’s thoughts!

Pence has opposed all major LGBT rights initiative and pushed for banning of gay marriage as governor of Indiana. And now as Veep he has the honor of swearing in Doug Jones and his side-eye baby faced son. Congratulations again, Doug! And way to be present, Carson!

Mike Pence's Neighbors Put Up A "Make America Gay Again" Sign

Mike Pence’s neighbors are openly protesting him again.

Last December, Mike Pence and his family were preparing for the move into the Naval Observatory, which has been the official home of the Vice President for years.

While the building was being made ready for them, the Pences rented out a $6,000-a-mouth house in the D.C. neighborhood of Chevy Chase. The neighbors in that area openly protested Pence by hanging up rainbow flags outside their homes.

Now it seems even more of Mike Pence’s neighbors are getting the same idea.

Mike Pence and his wife are spending the week in Aspen, Colorado, but some his neighbors were not happy to see him.

It seems the daughters of the family that live across the street put up a sign saying “Make America Gay Again” in order to mock the VP.

Apparently, the girls were afraid at first of putting the sign up on a stone pillar outside their home because of the police officers and secret service agents standing guard for the Pences.

But, one of the guards told the girls not to worry, “We’re not here to control your free speech rights.”

Despite how some feel about Pence’s politics, no one blames the men and women protecting them. In fact, some neighbors later came out to give the servicemen standing around in the cold some chili and corn muffins.

Pence, of course, has not commented on the sign.

Senate Votes For Healthcare Debate

Senate Republicans took majority vote today in Washington, a vote that now advances the debate to repeal and replace Obamacare.

After having been out during the vote that took place on July 18th, John McCain returned from Arizona to cast his vote.

This resulted in a tied vote that was tallied at 50-Democrats/50-Republicans the tie-breaking vote came from Vice President Mike Pence who voted in favor of the measure. This made the vote 51/50 (I know, the IRONY!). Democrats have been against the bill as they believe it will end health care coverage for millions.

Trump said at a White House news conference

I'm very happy to announce that with zero of the Democrats' votes, the motion to proceed on health care has moved past and now we move forward toward truly great health care for the American people. We look forward to that. This was a big step.

Senators were greeted by a group of protestors shouting “Kill the Bill!” and “Shame” right before the voting began. I imagine it went something like this

The motion to move to debate is now set. Senators will now be able to offer amendments in a “skinny repeal” process which would allow senators to pinpoint specific areas of Obamacare that they would like to change —making it difficult to predict what the final result for healthcare for millions of Americans will look like.