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IT?S OUTING SEASON! (Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski, been outed?)
NEW YORK PRESS ^ | 7/7/2004 | Michelangelo Signorile

Posted on 07/07/2004 11:39:03 AM PDT by carlo3b

 
IT’S OUTING SEASON!  (Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski, just been outed?)

Ready for the federal marriage amendment?

By Michelangelo Signorile

As the July 12 date nears for a vote on the federal marriage amendment, an outing panic has gripped Washington's political and media circles. Some gay activists have vowed to expose those closeted members of Congress who are supporting the amendment, as well as the closeted gay staffers of any member backing it. And it's not only right-wing Republicans who should be on notice. After initially indicating that she would vote against the constitutional amendment that would make gays and lesbians into second-class citizens, Sen. Barbara Mikulski's opposition to the amendment appears to have gone into the closet: Now that a vote is near, the Maryland Democrat—who is up for reelection in November—is suddenly not returning reporters' phone calls seeking her intentions on the vote, nor is she issuing any statements on the matter.

Mikulski's position on same-sex marriage isn't the only thing in her closet: The sexual orientation of the forever-unmarried 67-year-old has been an open secret for many years. But Mikulski has apparently always worried about what her working-class Democratic base in Maryland might think of her sexual orientation, making her irrationally petrified of ever discussing it (except to make heterosexual allusions).

These fears have made Mikulski less than a champion of gay rights, perhaps lest anyone think she might be gay herself. Back in the 80s, when Mikulski was first running for the Senate, the Republicans brought in as her opponent none other than the nasty anti-feminist Linda Chavez—the columnist and pundit who years later would drop out as George W. Bush's Labor Secretary nominee amid a scandal over her having paid her housekeeper off the books. During the Senate campaign, Chavez engaged in her own bit of gay-baiting, accusing Mikulski of being a "San Francisco-style Democrat" who should come "out of the closet." She also attacked Mikulski for hiring an Australian feminist academic, Teresa Mary Brennan, as a congressional aide in 1981, and went after Mikulski for supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, charging that the ERA would "open up the whole question of homosexual marriage."

It had been widely reported that Brennan, at the time of her employment, was living with Mikulski at her Fells Point home for two months. Chavez's campaign manager told reporters that in the final two weeks of the campaign, tv commercials would focus on Mikulski's relationship with Brennan. Mikulski's response was to go gaga over a hunky guy at a campaign event.

"Are you single?" the short, squat Mikulski asked a body shop owner in the crowd. "Give me a call after the election. I won't be so busy then."

(As far as I'm concerned, Mikulski opened up her private life that day, implying that she certainly had a sexual orientation, though trying to make us believe it was of the heterosexual variety.)

Mikulski won the election by a wide margin, but she learned that she'd always be gay-baited, so it was perhaps best to vote against gays. This strategy seemed to culminate in 1996 when Mikulski voted in favor of the wretched Defense of Marriage Act, incurring the wrath of gay activists. At a Barnes & Noble in Chelsea that year—promoting a mystery novel she'd co-written, called Capitol Offense—Mikulski was confronted by several gay activists and journalists, including me.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: actup; fma; gay; homo; homosexual; homosexualagenda; mikulski; prisoners; terrorist
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Gay activist threaten to protect Gay Marriage, by "OUTING GAYS IN CONGRESS"

GOOD! Out them all, it's time to clean House and Senate!!


1 posted on 07/07/2004 11:39:04 AM PDT by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b
The sexual orientation of the forever-unmarried 67-year-old has been an open secret for many years.

Hopefully her orientation is monosexual...

2 posted on 07/07/2004 11:42:32 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: carlo3b
It may just happen.. Is your congressman in the closet?

PLEASE OPEN THE CLOSET DOOR, AND LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN..

3 posted on 07/07/2004 11:43:10 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

I believe this desicable action qualifies as extortion and blackmail under most criminal laws. Where is John Ashcroft when we need him.


4 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:02 AM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: dirtboy
Hopefully her orientation is monosexual...

On that I couldn't agree more.. LOL

5 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:04 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: dirtboy

I really, REALLY didn't need to see that.

She looks like a toad.


6 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:12 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: dirtboy

Where'd you get the flattering pic of Babs? That's the best she's looked in years!


7 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:58 AM PDT by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: dirtboy
Hopefully her orientation is monosexual...

She looks more like a "pat" than a dyke.

8 posted on 07/07/2004 11:46:33 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: dirtboy
Mikulski reminds me of California State Senator Sheila Kuehl (Zelda Gilroy in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") who is openly gay (as if any man would have her!).


9 posted on 07/07/2004 11:46:37 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: carlo3b

My heart is breaking.  I mean, it IS an explanation for why she's spurned my affectionate overtures, but to think that she and I will never know eachother as man and short, squat woman, may be too much to take...

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

10 posted on 07/07/2004 11:46:37 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Meat, it's what you're made of.)
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To: Maceman

These folks are going to threaten until they do it.. SO BE IT.. It's not blackmail unless it's only a threat.. I say OUT THEM..

http://www.washblade.com/2004/6-18/news/national/wave.cfm


11 posted on 07/07/2004 11:47:23 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: Maceman

RICO?


12 posted on 07/07/2004 11:48:44 AM PDT by Bogey78O (Counter offer. All prisoners are to be killed unless he is released)
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To: RippleFire
Where'd you get the flattering pic of Babs? That's the best she's looked in years!

From her campaign website. It's pretty pathetic that her own staffers couldn't come up with a better picture than that.

13 posted on 07/07/2004 11:48:57 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: dirtboy; carlo3b
What?? She's gay?? Oh, say it ain't so... (with much sarcasm and feint surprise)

Was there a 5 yr old in a remote corner of Nebraska who didn't know her 'orientation'? (No offense to Nebraskans.) She has a rather noticeable vibe. That's about as 'shocking' as Rosie O'donut coming out. They must be getting desperate in the D'Uh party, if they are 'outing' senators to try and muster voters. Barf.

14 posted on 07/07/2004 11:49:18 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Happy Birthday, President Bush!!)
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To: carlo3b
My favorite photo of the lady.


15 posted on 07/07/2004 11:49:48 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Owl_Eagle
This supporter was heartbroken to find out she might be gay:


16 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:18 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: dirtboy

Whoa. If her "working class" constituency is in the dark about her sexuality, just looking at her tells me her constiuency is either blind, deaf or dumb... or all three.

17 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:18 AM PDT by smith288 (Flush the Johns! Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: carlo3b

Either way.....she's ugly.


18 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:23 AM PDT by San Jacinto (Now who gets the deer....me or the dog?)
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To: Maceman
I believe this desicable action qualifies as extortion and blackmail under most criminal laws

I agree.

19 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:37 AM PDT by Dolphy
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To: dirtboy

Discussing any aspect of her sexuality makes my stomach turn.

In the abstract, the sexuality and practices of any 67 year old lesbian is an unsettling visual.. Yowsah..


20 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:47 AM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: carlo3b
"After initially indicating that she would vote against the constitutional amendment that would make gays and lesbians into second-class citizens..."

Couldn't read past that point. What are they now? They have representation in government, insurance, custody battles and the right to adopt and indoctrinate children into their lifestyle choice. What more do they need? The right to pay more in taxes and b*tch that their former "marriage partner" was running around, threw him/her/it out of the house, filed for divorce and took him/her/it to the cleaners?

21 posted on 07/07/2004 11:51:09 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: dirtboy; carlo3b
I remember reading that the Senate swimming pool is actually listed as a nude facililty. The article that reported this included the following editorial comment:
And you'd better believe the place clears out when Barbara Mikulski shows up for a swim!

22 posted on 07/07/2004 11:51:28 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: South40

Now cut that out!


23 posted on 07/07/2004 11:52:13 AM PDT by wtc911 (moderate islam is the swamp where evil festers)
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To: FormerLib
And you'd better believe the place clears out when Barbara Mikulski shows up for a swim!

I imagine that Orrin Hatch or Trent Lott would have a similar bipartisan impact...

24 posted on 07/07/2004 11:52:20 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: johniegrad

She's a MAN, baby!


25 posted on 07/07/2004 11:52:38 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Maceman
"I believe this despicable action qualifies as extortion and blackmail under most criminal laws. Where is John Ashcroft when we need him."

We appear not to be a country of laws any longer.

26 posted on 07/07/2004 11:54:40 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Somebody thinks shes HOT... Think about it YIKES!!!{{{{{SHIVERS}}}}}


27 posted on 07/07/2004 11:55:10 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
PLEASE OPEN THE CLOSET DOOR, AND LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN...


Looks like the grand opening of a new lesbian bar.

28 posted on 07/07/2004 11:55:28 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: carlo3b
the short, squat Mikulski

ROTFLMAO! Just what every woman desires! To be described as short and SQUAT!

29 posted on 07/07/2004 11:56:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: carlo3b

Mr. Specter may have some staffer issues too.


30 posted on 07/07/2004 11:56:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: carlo3b

still on the server...

31 posted on 07/07/2004 11:57:49 AM PDT by steveo (Member of: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: carlo3b

I lived in MD in that election and voted against her, athough I was a registered Dem at the time. I didn't remember that it was Chavez who ran against her. I just always assumed that Mikulski was a lesbian. I didn't realize that it was a not well-known fact.


32 posted on 07/07/2004 11:58:02 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Bikers4Bush

On behalf of toads worldwide, I demand a retraction and an apology.


33 posted on 07/07/2004 11:59:06 AM PDT by Fixit ("W" vs "F" -- The mark of a winner vs. the sign of a failing grade.)
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To: mountaineer

Barb, Hilary and friends enjoy the Indigo Girls at TRIBE-AID'04


34 posted on 07/07/2004 11:59:48 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Ni Jesus, Ni Marx..OUI REAGAN!)
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To: carlo3b
The sexual orientation of the forever-unmarried 67-year-old has been an open secret for many years.

Verily, did she ever have an hetero option? Wouldn't some male have to volunteer to prove her hetero bona fides?

I nominate the author, Michelangelo Signorile, to prove that Barbara is hetero. Go ahead Mike, and tell us all about it.

35 posted on 07/07/2004 12:00:41 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: carlo3b

Let me see if I understand them. They are going to fight the stigma of homosexuality (it ought to be a stigma) by plastering certain people that bug them with the stigma of homosexuality?


36 posted on 07/07/2004 12:00:57 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: carlo3b

A person whether male or female would have to be sick in the head to even think of doing anything with that troll.


37 posted on 07/07/2004 12:00:57 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: longtermmemmory
IS YOUR CONGRESSCRITTER... a.. somethin you know.. different?.. :)
38 posted on 07/07/2004 12:01:04 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: mountaineer

Babes.


39 posted on 07/07/2004 12:01:22 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: cake_crumb

I remember seeing her election posters on the highways of maryland, and I used to think how in the world can she be elected for anything ,she has always BEEN UGLY ,they used to call her ,and some other fellow back there rubber lips ,they both flopped and spitted at the same time.


40 posted on 07/07/2004 12:01:42 PM PDT by douglas1 (and IF LEFT UP TO YOU AND)
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To: Fixit

You are absolutely right. My humble apologies.


41 posted on 07/07/2004 12:01:43 PM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: carlo3b

Is this the same guy that outed Donna Shalala too?


42 posted on 07/07/2004 12:02:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Owl_Eagle, way too much information, LOL.

I think anybody even slightly politically aware in this state has known Babs was a flaming lesbian for years.

But that's not my main concern with her - it's one thing to be a lesbian; it's another thing to be a brain-dead lesbian. When she last visited our county (on the conservative Eastern Shore, so naturally she doesn't bother very often) she came in to a meeting with the county commissioners and her aides all sat in the front row.

She answered a few questions from the Commissioners. By leaning forward I could see her staffers were using hand signals to tell her how to respond. Even then it was easy to tell she was utterly clueless. It wouldn't surprise me if she had early-stage Alzheimer's.

43 posted on 07/07/2004 12:02:47 PM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: South40

Did anyone stop to consider that this woman man not be a lesbian? How cruel to assume that just because she has never been married, she must be a lesbian.


44 posted on 07/07/2004 12:02:59 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: Maceman

>>>>>>I believe this desicable action qualifies as extortion and blackmail under most criminal laws. Where is John Ashcroft when we need him.<<<<<<<<<

I agree. This is wrong.


45 posted on 07/07/2004 12:03:30 PM PDT by CajunConservative (FLUSH THE JOHNS IN NOVEMBER!!!)
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To: gathersnomoss
Somebody's feeling neglected.


Hey, what about me?

46 posted on 07/07/2004 12:04:29 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: carlo3b
Lovely paradox:

Being gay is nothing to be ashamed of so, if you don't support our agenda, we will tell everyone you are gay to embarrass you.
47 posted on 07/07/2004 12:04:43 PM PDT by sharktrager (Help Laura beat Tuh-Ray-Za http://scoreboards.hotornot.com/2004electionwives)
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To: carlo3b

What did we do to deserve these hideous pictures........good grief......please spare us......


48 posted on 07/07/2004 12:05:24 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER.......AND SINCE IT'S IN ENGLISH, THANK A SOLDIER)
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To: carlo3b

So what is the bad news!?


49 posted on 07/07/2004 12:05:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Billionaire Widow Chasing Lawyer picks Multi Millionaire Ambulance Chasing Lawyer = John John Con!)
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To: dirtboy

With a face like that there is a perfectly good reason she should stay in the closet. Don't want to scare the children.


50 posted on 07/07/2004 12:06:58 PM PDT by TXBSAFH (Power corrupts..... Absolute power can be fun.)
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