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Maddow ‘outs’ herself as a ‘lesbian vampire’

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Ever see a newscaster wear fangs?

Last night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow took a few moments to feature the comedy of a character named Billy Bob Neck, a right-wing, tea party extremist invented by liberal jokester Paul Day.

He’d recently brought a dire message to the Internet: the shocking revelation of Maddow’s status as a covert, lesbian vampire, exposed thanks to a cleverly-disguised bite mark on her neck.

Day’s shtick was funny enough that it left Maddow and her staff “unable to work, talk and in some cases breathe like normal humans are supposed to breathe,” she explained.

Following the segment, the host donned a cape and fangs, yucking it up with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

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“Now that I have been exposed, I can’t say for certain that I will see you on Monday,” Maddow said. “But, I hope you have a good weekend anyway.”

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Back in 2007, Boston.com covered Day’s exploits as the aw-shucks, boot-slapping, conspiracy-loving Republican character …

Day, a former actor, invented Neck for a John Kerry benefit in 2004, trying to break up the monotony of liberal comics indulging in Bush bashing. He’s played him exclusively ever since, and does it so well some people don’t realize it’s a joke. People call in to his weekly radio show, “Billy Bob Neck’s Hour of Bein’ Good,” on Tufts’s WMFO-FM (91.5) or post to BillyBobNeck.com or his My Space page to complain. He’s also gotten some national exposure from liberal pundit Arianna Huffington’s Huffington Post and the political satire site ShelleyTheRepublican.com.

He has infuriated right wingers and liberals who think he’s real, even when he posts a video of himself on a comedy club stage. “The best e-mail I ever got was from the Huffington Post, and it said, ‘I hope you know they were laughing at you and not with you,’ ” says Day, laughing. “Well, I’m standing in front of a sign that says ‘The Comedy Studio.’ “

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Day, a father of two and computer professional from Watertown, Mass., has more material of himself as Neck on the Internet. A clip featuring his stand up comedy follows …


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‘Devastating, illegal, and unethical’: Trump denounced for imposing sweeping attack on abortion rights nationwide

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Warning of "severe" consequences for reproductive healthcare, critics condemn the Title X gag rule as "blatantly coercive and a violation of medical ethics and patients' rights."

After President Donald Trump's administration announced Monday that it would immediately begin enforcing a ban on abortion referrals at clinics that receive federal tax dollars, outraged reproductive rights advocates warned about the impact on healthcare nationwide and vowed to keep fighting against what they call the domestic gag rule.

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Not one Republican votes to allow debate on resolution condemning Trump’s racist attacks

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Not a single House Republican on Tuesday voted to proceed to debate on a Democratic resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

The resolution (pdf)—which is on track to pass by Tuesday evening—"strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

The procedural motion to begin debate passed by a vote of 233-190.

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GOP congressman demands Pelosi’s House floor statement be ‘taken down’ after she denounces Trump’s racist tweets

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday took to the floor of Congress to read a statement denouncing President Donald Trump's recent statements telling four congresswomen of color to go back to their home country.

"The comments are racist," Pelosi said. "How shameful to hear him continue to defend the offensive words. Words we have heard him repeat not only about our members but about countless others. Our caucus will continue to forcefully respond on these attacks which reflect a fundamental disrespect for the beautiful diversity of America. There’s no place anywhere for the president’s words which are not only divisive but dangerous and have legitimatized an increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

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