“Kirsten Gillibrand made her presidential announcement on The Late Show” links

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her presidential run on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. Okay? [Jezebel]
Kathy Griffin & Don Cheadle are beefing, randomly. [Dlisted]
These cats represent the fall of the American Empire. [The Blemish]
Michelle Yeoh is getting a Star Trek spinoff. [LaineyGossip]
Jimmy Fallon did good: he went to Puerto Rico to film his show with Lin-Manuel Miranda & raised money for charity. [Pajiba]
Anya Taylor-Joy reminds me of like five different people. [Go Fug Yourself]
Here’s the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. [Towleroad]
Ramona Singer went on vacation in Florida. [Reality Tea]
There’s a new reality star who goes by Miami Tip. [Starcasm]

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrat of New York) makes remarks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, July 25, 2016.

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  1. Megan says:

    I am ashamed to say it, but I love my cats so much, I might actually pay for them to have an apartment if it made them happy.

    • Aang says:

      I love my cats too but would miss them too much if they moved out and got their own place. My kids can go when the time is right. Not my cats.

      • OriginalLala says:

        I could not live separately from my cats, we are bonded too tightly!

      • lucy2 says:

        Me too and vice versa! I have 2 and when I’m home, they’re right there with me, especially the boy cat (the girl likes her alone time sometimes!).

        That story is nuts though. Why wouldn’t the student just live in the apartment with them, even if she has to technically “live” on campus?

    • Erinn says:

      Haha, me too. But it’d need to be adjacent to mine, because the little buggers go nuts if they think there’s even a slight possibility that they’d miss a meal.

  2. Zan says:

    Michelle Yeoh—she deserves all of the amazing roles and awards. Love her.

  3. Angela82 says:

    I am 50/50 about Gillibrand. I still think she did some wrong to Franken. I get the argument that people in congress should be better than “that” and that’s why she called for his resignation but look at the entire Republican Party. But a stupid skit was the end of his career…I just don’t know. But anyone is better than Bernie IMO.

    • TQ says:

      Yeah, am skeptical about Gillibrand for a number of reasons. Her role in Franken situation is highly problematic. Also her flip flopping on issues (remember she was originally part of the Blue Dog Democrat caucus back in the day?). My former boss has been one of her advisors and she’s very opportunistic (lots of stories. Then again, what politician isn’t?). That said, having her in the race will certainly push gender equality and military issues to the foreground, which is always a good thing.

    • Olive says:

      of course the franken defenders have logged on already.

      look, he was my senator, i voted for him, i liked the guy, and he 100% had to go. franken sealed his own fate and i don’t see how she can be blamed for anything related to that. i don’t know why dems can’t move on from him – we re-elected his replacement last fall yet people STILL call it “al franken’s senate seat.” al franken’s political career has been over and gone.

    • AnneC says:

      8 women ended up coming forward including democratic women. Not acceptable. We have to be better than the gop. I’m all in for Harris (my senator), but Gillibrand has worked for years against sexual harassment and abuse in the military. I would be fine with her being the nominee.

    • minx says:

      She’s not responsible for Franken’s actions.

      • lucy2 says:

        Thank you!
        For the love of all that is holy, when will women stop being blamed for men’s actions?

      • Betsy says:

        No, she isn’t. She is, however, responsible for knee capping him before an investigation took place. It was a monumentally shortsighted and stupid thing to do to a person who was an aggressive voice for the majority of America, and that’s not the kind of judgment that I want in the White House.

      • TQ says:

        Am by no means a Franken defender, as what he did was creepy and not at all funny. I am, however, concerned that Gillibrand went very quickly for the jugular, which to me smacked of opportunism. It wasn’t the most sensible play for the Dems and like @Betsy said, should have waited for due process to play out. We certainly didn’t see many Republicans quitting under similar (or worse) circumstances.
        Please don’t mistake my nuanced critique of Gillibrand’s opportunism for stanning for Franken, as that’s clearly not the case.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Gillibrand pledged to her voters that if re-elected she would finish her term (rather than run for president). It seems clear that she intended to mislead her constituents with that statement…hard pass. I’d first get behind Harris, secondarily Klobuchar, but not Gillibrand.

  4. SamC says:

    Right now the Dem slate has me worried it will be four more years of Cheetolini. The only one I can get enthusiastic about is Julian Castro from TX. Got to work with him a bit when he was mayor of San Antonio and was impressed.

    • squirrelyWrath says:

      Cheetolini… made my day.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Why would it have you worried? We have an abundance of qualified candidates.

      • Steff says:

        And not all of them have announced they’re running yet. I still stand that Putin’s puppet won’t be the republican nominee in 2020. It’s not guaranteed but I think that’s what the republican establishment will want.

      • SamC says:

        Unfortunately, qualified and electable are two different things (hello Hillary.). Elizabeth Warren is well qualified but already problematic and the Dems have yet to put together any sort of cohesive message. Yes, the gained in the House but lost Senate seats and know everyone is hoping Beto O’Rourke will declare. I do a bit of lobbying in my job in a few states and in DC and the concerns he’ll be re-elected, across both parties, are real. Remember, no one thought he’d get elected the first time either,

    • minx says:

      Honestly, I don’t think Trump will even be in office in 2020.

    • PlayItAgain says:

      Cheetolini… love it!
      I’m not a fan of Gillibrand. I agree that Castro is an interesting candidate. I’m also interested in hearing more about Kamala Harris and Beto. I really wish Amy Klobishar (not sure about spelling) would throw her hat in the ring. She’s fabulous.

  5. BlueSky says:

    That whole Don Cheadle/Kathy Griffin thing was odd. I follow DG on Twitter and it’s really not a good idea to tussle with him because he’s doesn’t cower. I love the burn of “um we spoke once, that doesn’t make us friends” I didn’t get her argument of because he’s a liberal too he should have defended her??? She caught a lot of sh@t for that pic and she’s still paying for it. However it feels like she’s taking the Rose McGowan approach that everyone owes her an apology. It was just weird…..

    • Jerusha says:

      I agree with you and at the same time I feel for her. Her much loved mother is suffering from dementia. I know the stress as my husband had Alzheimer’s.

    • Helen says:

      with respect… rating rose mcgowan and kathy griffin’s responses as equivalently self-righteous is unfair considering what was *involuntarily* done to rose and what kathy *voluntarily* subjected herself to.

      • BlueSky says:

        @Helen, I get what you are saying but I’m not minimizing what happened to Rose. Rose has been critical of other men not apologizing to her for someone else’s actions. She said when she met Obama she was upset that he didn’t apologize to her. Why would he apologize to her? It made no sense. Kathy’s argument of someone apologizing to her just reminded me of that. I’m not comparing their experiences. My argument had nothing to do with an experience it’s about a certain mentality. Both women have paid dearly for what has occurred.

    • Lightpurple says:

      She seemed to hurl a whole bucket of invective at him all at once out of nowhere and she picked the wrong person to hurl it at. You’re right, he doesn’t cower or back down on Twitter and his itemized response was surgical.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think he handled it very well.
      I still don’t get her. She made a choice to do what she did (which was gross and unnecessary), but everyone else is to blame in her eyes.

      I’m sorry to hear her mom isn’t doing well.

  6. Tiffany says:

    Whoever gets the Dem ticket, yeah, I will do what I gotta do.

    We ain’t in no damn position for this perfect candidate crap.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      Here, Here, Tiffany! I think this is a problem in the Democratic party. If our candidates aren’t 100% perfect, then there are always “doubts.” Aaaargh!

      Like you, I’m gonna be behind anyone who ISN’T that Orange Menace.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same! I hope people have a candidate they are passionate about and support, but when it comes to narrowing it down to one, we ALL need to get behind that person, even if we don’t agree with them 100%, don’t like them, whatever. There is WAY too much at stake.

      • Tiffany says:

        @Lucy. That is was local and state politics is for. I wish more people saw the bigger picture.

      • Keaton says:

        100% agree. Even if I disagree with some of the Dems regarding policy, I’m certain the eventual nominee won’t
        1) Lie to the American people every day
        2) Purposefully stoke division and hate
        3) Behave erratically (esp in the area of foreign policy)
        4) Behave in a brazenly corrupt manner
        5) Sell out our country for his/her own financial gain.
        6) Shit all over our democratic norms and institutions
        7) Attack our allies and cozy up to murderous autocrats
        I could go on and on.

  7. lamaga18 says:

    Her name is spelled wrong in the headline and in the link.

  8. CK says:

    I’m glad Kristen Gillibrand is running, but I’m wary of the resurgence of the Franken defenders and their sexist nonsense. Heck, last I checked Franken has yet to come out and address any of the accusations of groping that ultimately drove him out after Tweedle came forward.

    • Betsy says:

      Be very wary of us. We’re so horrible – we wanted an investigation, the same one Franken said he welcomed, too. Dash it all, we’re just the worst.

      • CK says:

        Yeah, no one held a gun to his head and made him forgo an investigation, you do know that right?

        There are ways to expel a senator. Saying he should resign isn’t one. Franken left on his own volition and dashed any hope of an investigation. So once again, maybe go harass him about that.

        That’s why I’m wary of you guys. You clearly have no idea how these things work and just want to blame this woman because Franken could not stand the heat. The notion that his female colleagues have to steadfastly defend him after 5+ allegations is ludicrous and frankly, it’s an expectation of more of a defense than that disgraced Senator put up for himself.

  9. Lennn says:

    I’m hoping for either Beto or Kamala.

  10. CairinaCat says:

    I want a Biden/Beto ticket