Victor "Muma" Bernárdez, who is retiring from international play after the World Cup in Brazil and played his last game with the Honduran national football team this week, posed with fans after the game, Deadspin reports. Some of the fans were a bit more forward than others.
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While disparaging Obama over the economy in a speech at CPAC yesterday, bag of hot air Donald Trump referred to President Jimmy Carter as "the late, great Jimmy Carter."
It's what he meant to say of course:
Of course I don't think Jimmy Carter is dead-saw him today on T.V. Just being sarcastic, but never thought he was alive as President, stiff!
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Jimmy Kimmel is still running leftovers from his Oscar night special. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as you may recall, played David from the 'David After Dentist' viral video.
But Gordon-Levitt went the extra mile for Kimmel and memorized the entire video. Now that's commitment.
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As Towleroad reported yesterday, J.P. Masterson and his partner Peter Moore had been celebrating their 10th anniversary when they were attacked by a man on the W. 4th Street subway station in Greenwich Village early Sunday morning.
"I f--king hate faggots," is what the suspect, believed to be about 5'8", 170 pounds, and in his late 20's, said to the couple before striking Masterson and pushing him toward the tracks, they say.
Masterson added that he was very disappointed that when the attack happened, no one on the crowded subway platform called police or did anything. There were about 50 people on the platform at the time, he said.
“I want my New Yorkers to step up and help me out, because, you know, at the end of the day, we’re all just people,” he said.
But as he waited to undergo surgery, Masterson vowed that he is bruised, but not broken. “You might beat me down, and I might look real grotesque right now, but I’m still standing,” he said.
Masterson and Moore speak with CBS New York, AFTER THE JUMP...
BY DAN PELESCHUK / GlobalPost
Legislators have set a referendum for next week.
MOSCOW, Russia — Crimea’s pro-Russian parliament voted on Thursday to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, a move likely to thrust post-revolutionary Ukraine into deeper chaos and further inflame tensions between Russia and the West.
Crimean lawmakers appealed to President Vladimir Putin and Russia's parliament to "begin the process of entering the Russian Federation," according to a note posted to the Crimean parliament's web site.
They justified the vote by claiming the “anti-constitutional coup” by “nationalist forces” in Kyiv that resulted in President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster last month poses a threat to human rights and freedom of expression in the heavily pro-Russian region.
A referendum previously scheduled for March 30 will instead take place on March 16, when Crimeans will be asked whether they prefer to stay in Ukraine or “reunify” Russia, a nod to the region’s long history under Moscow before being transferred to Ukraine in 1954.
“This is our response to the disorder and lawlessness in Kyiv,” Sergei Shuvainikov, a Crimean parliamentarian, told the Associated Press Thursday.
“We will decide our future ourselves.”
It remains unclear just how the region — home to an ethnic Russian majority and controlled since last week by thousands of Russian troops — would proceed logistically with secession.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk dismissed the vote as illegitimate. But the Kyiv authorities have so far been reluctant to deploy Ukraine's outmanned and outgunned military forces against the Russian troops currently occupying Crimea.
Now, all eyes are trained on Russia.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters his country would not seek to annex Crimea, and as of Thursday evening, the Kremlin had issued no comments on the referendum plans.
However, a leading Russian lawmaker said his country’s parliament would consider a draft law paving the way for Russia’s annexation of Crimea as early as next week.
Both Moscow and the local authorities in Crimea — whose prime minister, Sergei Aksyonov, was installed last week amid the presence of heavily armed Russian troops — refuse to recognize the post-revolutionary government in Kyiv.
They claim the new Ukrainian authorities are “neo-Nazis” seeking to restore their own brand of order in Russian-speaking southeastern Ukraine.
State-controlled media in Russia has bombarded viewers with propaganda insisting the post-Yanukovych authorities would seek to oppress local ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking Ukrainians, despite numerous claims to the contrary from Kyiv.
Sergei Markov, a top Kremlin-connected analyst in Moscow, even claimed the “neo-fascist” groups that helped overthrow Yanukovych would eventually turn their sights against Russia itself.
“They could easily send their army of activists to Russia to join local separatists and foment rebellion in the North Caucasus and other unstable regions in Russia,” he wrote in The Moscow Times on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the White House on Thursday announced visa sanctions against Russian and Crimean officials who are “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
It added that it would take “further steps” if the situation deteriorates.
As previously reported, in the wake of Article 3 of DOMA being defeated before the US Supreme Court, the US Treasury Department announced that it would allow same-sex couples to file their taxes jointly with the IRS regardless of whether the state in which they currently reside recognizes their unions as legal. Today, the IRS released an informational video providing tips to same-sex couples who, for the first time ever, can file jointly:
"From now on we will treat same sex spouses as married for all federal tax purposes. This change applies as long as you got married in a location that recognizes same sex marriages. Either in the United States or another part of the world. It doesn't matter wether you were living there at the time you were married and it doesn't matter where you live there now. This change applies to all federal tax previsions where marriage is a factor. Such as determining filing status, claiming personal and dependency exemptions, taking the standard deduction,receiving employee benefits, contributing to an IRA and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax credit. Among other things, it means that generally speaking you now need to file your Federal income tax return either as married filing jointly or married filing separately. You don't need to amend your returns from the previous years but, you may want to by filing form 1040X."
The video joins hundred of other instructional videos the IRS has posted online that covers a wide array of topics.
Gay couples, listen up, AFTER THE JUMP…