Monday, April 23, 2018

Naked Nashville Waffle House Gunman Taken Into Custody

Travis Reinking

UPDATE: Nashville Police say they have arrested shooting suspect Travis Reinking in a wooded area near the apartment complex where he lived.

According to reports, he was wearing a backpack with a loaded handgun and ammunition when he was taken into custody.


A shooting at a Nashville Waffle House has left four people dead as the naked gun man remains at large.

From The New York Times:

The shooting happened around 3:25 a.m. at a Waffle House in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville. A patron wrestled away the gunman’s rifle, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Twitter.

Three people died at the scene and one person was declared dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the police said.

Jennifer Wetzel, a spokeswoman for the medical center, said one wounded victim was in critical condition and the other was in critical but stable condition.

Two other victims were treated for minor injuries and discharged from TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, said Katie Radel, a spokeswoman there.

The police said they had identified a vehicle registered to a 29-year-old Illinois man they described as a person of interest and said he was later seen wearing black pants and no shirt.

Twenty-nine year-old Travis Reinking of Illinois is being sought as a person of interest in the shooting.

Pennsylvania: Out State Rep. Brian Sims Takes No Crap From Homophobic Colleague Daryl Metcalfe

Out Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims isn't taking any shit from homophobic colleague Daryl Metcalfe.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims

PA State Representative Daryl Metcalfe got his undies bunched up in Facebook tantrum recently, where he called out and proud PA state Rep. Brian Sims a "lying homosexual" over a redistricting dispute. 

Along the way, Metcalfe through in a few homophobic jabs including his belief that being gay is "immoral behavior."

The woofy Brian, however, wasn't going to stand idly by as the homophobe ranted on his virtual anti-LGBT soapbox.

Referencing the movie Mean Girls, Sims called out Metcalfe for pulling out his "burn book."

Brian made it clear: if you come at him, come right or don't come at all.

He also made sure the world met Metcalfe's openly LGBTQ challenger, Dan Smith:

Brian saved the best for last as he tweeted this hilarious meme when they see each other at The Capitol:

CONAN: Benjamin Gibbard Covers The Beatle's "And I Love Him" For "Universal Love" EP

Benjamin Gibbard made an appearance on CONAN recently to promote the new "regendered" love songs album from MGM Resorts, Universal Love.

For the all-star EP (Bob Dylan, Kesha and more) which reimagined pop classics with new gender pronouns suitable for same-sex weddings, Gibbard covered the Beatles' "And I Love Him."

Gibbard, who has a lesbian sister, is a long-time LGBT ally.

For more info about the awesome music project, check out my original report here.

Shania Twain: I Would Have Voted For Trump

Canadian music star Shania Twain says she would have voted for Donald Trump for his "honesty"
Shania Twain (image via Twitter)

Canadian music star Shania Twain, speaking to The Guardian about her upcoming world tour, admitted she would've voted for Trump.

From The Guardian:

It is not the only way in which she expresses her conservatism. If she had been able to vote in the US election, she would have plumped for Donald Trump, she says. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

And she backtracked tout suite:

Seen On NYC Subway

A jokester posted a fake ad in the NYC subway of Donald Trump's lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen promoting his skills with "hush payments" and "physical threats."
(h/t Boy Culture)

Funny: Why Men Shouldn't Write Advice Columns

(h/t to my old friend Michael Halden)

Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy Hits 1 Million Followers On Instagram

Woofy out Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy had reason to celebrate this weekend as he reached over 1 million followers on Instagram.

Sharing this "heavenly" pic from a night out at Rebar.

In truth, though, Gus has even more fans following as he's the man behind his super-adorbs puppy Beemo, who's own Instagram account has 127K followers.

A post shared by Beemo (@beemopup) on

White House: Do Democrats Love This Country More Than They Hate Trump?

As CIA Director Mike Pompeo's chances of being confirmed as the new Secretary of State get dimmer and dimmer, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders decried Senate Democrats' lack of support for the nominee.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, appearing this morning on Fox News, called out Senate Democrats for "hating" the Donald more than they love their country.

“Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president. And they have to decide that they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games. And we’re very hopeful that they will. Mike Pompeo is a highly qualified individual, top of his class at Harvard, first in his class at West Point. He’s been an impeccable CIA director.”

Do none of these people remember Republicans blocked President Obama at every turn???