2016 ELECTION. Trump blames “database error” for white supremacist on delegate list: “Yesterday, the Trump campaign submitted its list of California delegates to be certified by the Secretary of State of California,” said spokeswoman Hope Hicks. “A database error led to the inclusion of a potential delegate that had been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016.”
CRAZY BERNIE. Trump anoints Sanders with insult nickname. “Big wins in West Virginia and Nebraska,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee tweeted Wednesday morning. “Get ready for November – Crooked Hillary, who is looking very bad against Crazy Bernie, will lose!”
THE AXE FILES. Jon Stewart on Donald Trump and the media…
WHO SHE IS. Biden confident Clinton will be the next president. “Biden, who decided against a 2016 run of his own, has refrained from endorsing Clinton or her Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in this election, but his statement is the most direct acknowledgement from inside the White House that Clinton will clinch the nomination.”
— ABC News (@ABC) May 10, 2016
ENDORSEMENTS. Matt Damon endorses Hillary Clinton because of water: “She understands it from a number of different angles—as a national security issue, as a human rights issue, and, obviously, its impact on women and girls. This is not a partisan issue, which is one really good thing about it. We’ve talked in equal parts to Republican and Democratic senators and congressmen.”
GERMANY. Nation will overturn the convictions of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality: “Justice Minister Heiko Maas is to overturn the convictions and create a “right to compensation”. About 50,000 men were convicted between 1946 and 1969, under a 19th Century law that the Nazis had sharpened. Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1969, but the law continued to exist until 1994.”
NUMBER ONE. Azerbaijan ranked worst place to be gay in Europe: “Azerbaijan was ranked the worst place in Europe for LGBTI people to live, meeting only five per cent of a rights group’s criteria for legal equality. A new report compiled by ILGA-Europe, an international non-governmental organisation, ranked 49 European countries basing scores on laws, policies and practices that affect LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) individuals.”
QUEEN VS CHINA. Queen Elizabeth II caught on camera calling Chinese officials “very rude:” “During a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, a pool cameraman working on behalf of British broadcasters filmed her discussing Xi’s trip with Metropolitan police commander Lucy D’Orsi. When D’Orsi was introduced as the officer responsible for security during the visit, the Queen was heard to remark: ‘Oh, bad luck.’ Later, the Queen told her guest: ‘They were very rude to the ambassador’ – referring to Barbara Woodward, Britain’s first female ambassador to China.”
OVERREACTIONS. Man stabbed in fight over viral YouTube goat video: “It started when the woman took to Facebook to post the video, which officers said is “about a goat named Kevin who was not nice to other goats in the video,” according to a police report about the incident…But the trouble started when Kevin Sullivan, the friend of the woman who posted the video, took offense. ‘Kevin Sullivan believed this to be a direct insult towards him, and meant that he was a bad father,’ the report stated.”
STATEMENT FORTHCOMING. Kesha plans big Billboard Music Awards performance: “Sources close to Kesha tell us the singer is gearing up for a marquee performance during the live May 22 show on ABC from Las Vegas. We’re told she’s planning to make direct references to her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke … and might even include images of him.”
NO MORE ZOO ANIMAL. Justin Bieber has retired from taking pictures with people.
Spotted strolling around Boston barefoot:
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Thai actor Pudit Ababook.