“Harry Potter” star Robbie Coltrane defended J.K. Rowling and said he didn’t “think what she said was offensive” following the author’s tweets that some deemed were transphobic. “I don’t think what she said was offensive really,” the 70-year-old actor reportedly shared during an interview with Radio Times , per Fox News in a piece published Wednesday. (RELATED: J.K. Rowling Launches ‘Harry Potter At Home’ While Schools Remain Closed Due To Coronavirus) “I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended,” he added. Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in ‘Harry Potter,’ defends J.K. Rowling’s transphobic remarks https://t.co/ofHhMMmLzw pic.twitter.com/0zENLEkY7p — New York Post (@nypost) September 15, 2020 The actor, who famously played Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, continued, “They wouldn’t have won the war, would they? That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just … [Read more...] about ‘Harry Potter’ Star Robbie Coltrane Defends J.K. Rowling Trans Comments, Slams ‘Twitter Generation’ Waiting ‘To Be Offended’
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Sherrod Campbell Brown Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Democrats: Minimum wage isn't the only issue facing parliamentarian Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill MORE (D) pledged Sunday that Democrats would "find a way" to pass an increase of the federal minimum wage after the Senate's parliamentarian ruled that the provision could not be included in a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package set to pass the chamber through budget reconciliation. Speaking with host Chuck Todd Charles (Chuck) David Todd Trudeau lauds Biden: 'It's great to see America reengage' Teachers union president: 'No perfect solution' to reopening schools Congressional Democrats say Trump acquittal was foregone conclusion MORE on NBC's "Meet the Press," Brown explained that the Democratic Senate caucus was "united" in their goal to increase the minimum wage, … [Read more...] about Brown vows Democrats will ‘find a way’ to raise minimum wage
Almost exactly three years after “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” was published, author Ryan T. Anderson discovered his book was unavailable for purchase on Amazon. “No one from Amazon notified me or my publisher,” he told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “My publisher has reached out, but still no response.” Amazon has not addressed why the book is unavailable for purchase and has not responded to many requests for comment. Almost exactly three years after “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” was published, author Ryan T. Anderson discovered his book was unavailable for purchase on Amazon. “No one from Amazon notified me or my publisher,” he told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “My publisher has reached out, but still no response.” (RELATED: Target Reverses Decision To Remove Book Critical Of Transgenderism After Receiving Complaint That It’s ‘Transphobic’) Anderson, who is also the president of the … [Read more...] about Amazon Exposes True Colors By Silencing ‘Dissent From A New Orthodoxy,’ Author Says
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as the New York Islanders finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. The Islanders went 8-2-2 during February, with all four losses coming against the Penguins — who they were playing for the sixth time in the month. The Islanders remained the only team in the league without a regulation loss at home, with a 7-0-2 mark at Nassau Coliseum. READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine In Pittsburgh: Small, Private Doctors Say Current State Vaccine Distribution System Causes Mass Confusion The 25-year-old Sorokin made his fifth start for the Islanders and recorded his second win, both shutouts. His first victory was Feb. 16 at Buffalo. It was the first time the Penguins were shut out in 20 games this season. Wahlstrom put the Islanders ahead at 19:20 of the first with his third goal of the season, blasting a one-timer over … [Read more...] about Islanders Rookie Goaltender Sorokin Shuts Out Penguins 2-0
In a matter of days this country will face an extraordinary Senate trial. The Senate not only will try a president for a second time but will do so after he has left office. Kamala Harris has assured us the Senate can “multitask” to deal with an impeachment, a new administration, and a pandemic. But the issue is if this is a task of the Constitution and, for soon to be citizen Donald Trump Donald Trump Noem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE , the best defense could be no defense at all. In fairness, people on both sides are having a hard time with this novel impeachment. While I have said that I do not wish to serve as counsel to the president, I have also spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the legal and historical background for a trial. From a strategic … [Read more...] about Should Donald Trump skip his impeachment trial in Senate?