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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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To: carlo3b
IS YOUR CONGRESSCRITTER... a.. somethin you know.. different?

Mine is simply a moron.

51 posted on 07/07/2004 12:07:19 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: carlo3b

That must be a mighty big closet!


52 posted on 07/07/2004 12:08:41 PM PDT by SeeRushToldU_So (I laugh when I see women driving with cellphones in their ear.)
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To: mountaineer

I feel certain that there are Republican lesbians, yet they do not seem to place themselves into an activist mode. I mean, look at the former president's wife?

Live your life, but don't force your views on the public if they are contrary to over 95% of the citizens in this country.


53 posted on 07/07/2004 12:09:51 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: carlo3b
Speaking of leaving the closet!
54 posted on 07/07/2004 12:10:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Billionaire Widow Chasing Lawyer picks Multi Millionaire Ambulance Chasing Lawyer = John John Con!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Mine is simply a moron

OH NO, you don't think they are going to out the closet Morons as well do you??? Sheeesh

55 posted on 07/07/2004 12:10:15 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

anyone notice the stupidity of this line ?

"After initially indicating that she would vote against the constitutional amendment that would make gays and lesbians into second-class citizens..."

Since when did a Constitutional ammendment make anyone a second class citizen?


56 posted on 07/07/2004 12:14:53 PM PDT by grumple (I'm too old to worry about whether or not I'm a pain in your ass...)
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To: dirtboy

I think the laws against bestiality apply in this case....


57 posted on 07/07/2004 12:14:58 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: mountaineer
Looks like the grand opening of a new lesbian bar.

Those broads don't bar .... they grill.

58 posted on 07/07/2004 12:16:18 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: grumple

by that logic.

The FMA is discriminates against polygamists who loooooove each other. It is outlawing loooooove.

The FMA does not "ban", it defines.

additionally by that logic, the constitution also prohibits indentured servitude contracts.

It also discriminates against voters because it will only allow a president to serve two terms.

It also discriminates because 12 year olds are not allowed to vote. (but they have the maturity to secretly have an abortion without parental consent/notification)


These senators should all just adopt the talking point of:"this is important and we need to have out state legislatures decide."

IOW pass the buck.


59 posted on 07/07/2004 12:20:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Dolphy

I don't agree with them doing this. To me, it's nobody's business as long as they are doing their job.


60 posted on 07/07/2004 12:22:55 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: johniegrad

PHOTOSHOP PHOTOSHOP !!! She's really holding a banjo......errr never mind that was the other socialist !

Stay Safe !


61 posted on 07/07/2004 12:24:08 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: mountaineer

Good thing Gephardt didn't get selected as VEEP wannabe.....that crowd doesn't look as if it likes Dick at all.

Stay safe !


62 posted on 07/07/2004 12:26:23 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: TXBSAFH

Why don't the real life lesbians ever look like the ones on the porno sites?

2 outed lesbo's live down the road from me and make Barbara M. look like Anna Kourkanova(sic)


63 posted on 07/07/2004 12:27:28 PM PDT by superiorslots
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To: dirtboy

Monosexual...!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


64 posted on 07/07/2004 12:27:51 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Grampa Dave

why do you think the gigolo picked edwards...(/sarcasm)


65 posted on 07/07/2004 12:28:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Awwwwh Gheeesh ! Two Turdburglers working a crowd !

Damn....just damn !!

Stay safe Dave !


66 posted on 07/07/2004 12:29:38 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: superiorslots

I do not know but if all women looked like this cow I would join the priesthood.


67 posted on 07/07/2004 12:30:28 PM PDT by TXBSAFH (Power corrupts..... Absolute power can be fun.)
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To: carlo3b

"Phil, I'm a gay man and a gay journalist . . ."


68 posted on 07/07/2004 12:32:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: steveo

Introducing the new Atkins spokes-group...


69 posted on 07/07/2004 12:35:09 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Forth now! And fear no Darkness!!")
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To: steveo

Were they announcing a new circus act???


70 posted on 07/07/2004 12:50:53 PM PDT by raybbr (My 1.4 cents - It used to be 2 cents, but after taxes - you get the idea.)
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To: carlo3b

Ms. Barbara Mikulski also made the list a few years ago of the most disagreeable, tempermental congresspeople. She's a fiery hellion....she may be a homo, but "gay" doesn't describe her demeanor.


71 posted on 07/07/2004 12:53:30 PM PDT by AuntB ("Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is our problem!" Ronald Reagan)
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To: carlo3b

Am I weird for not giving a crap about who f#$ks who?


72 posted on 07/07/2004 12:56:22 PM PDT by jmc813 (Help save a life - www.marrow.org)
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To: douglas1

I'm trying to figure out why most Democrats will vote for anyone they can label "sexy"....but still vote for a troll like that. She looks like she'll be more at home under a bridge.


73 posted on 07/07/2004 12:57:51 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: South40

Mikulski reminds me of Regis Philbin in drag. FUGLY WOMAN.


74 posted on 07/07/2004 12:58:23 PM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: carlo3b

The real scandal here is that Sen. Mikulski's age has just exceeded her IQ. This woman is barely coherent.


75 posted on 07/07/2004 1:00:06 PM PDT by Tallguy (Liberals make my head hurt...)
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To: hellinahandcart; NYC GOP Chick; cyborg; shezza; Trueblackman; Pippin; George Frm Br00klyn Park; ...

I see that your adopted state is trying to embarrass itself down to New Yawk levels ;-).


76 posted on 07/07/2004 1:03:47 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: " We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: carlo3b; sauropod; hellinahandcart
tHAT LITTLE SMIDGET?

HIANC and 'POD<0p> Congratulations on your recent wedding!

77 posted on 07/07/2004 1:06:13 PM PDT by Pippin (God lives in Tennessee-----Right CG?)
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To: carlo3b
Unfortunately she has already been outed by Chick & Ruth's Delly in her home State which named the following sandwich in her honour. :-)

U.S. Senator
"THE BARBARA MIKULSKI"
Open Face Tuna
Melted Cheese
on a Bagel


No. 5       $6.25

78 posted on 07/07/2004 1:14:24 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
Did anyone stop to consider that this woman man not be a lesbian?

Dr. Freud...! You're slip is showing...!

79 posted on 07/07/2004 1:18:34 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: smith288
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.

It doesn't surprise me. Heck, there were people who were shocked when Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet!

80 posted on 07/07/2004 1:20:19 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Pippin

Woo Hoo..It's Pippin, long time no see.. How are you sweetie!


81 posted on 07/07/2004 1:24:02 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
Somebody thinks shes HOT... Think about it YIKES!!!{{{{{SHIVERS}}}}}

She does has a face only a lesbian could love.

82 posted on 07/07/2004 1:24:11 PM PDT by jennyp (Edwards & Kerry: Liberal & Liberaler)
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To: Maceman

Some of the responses on this thread are bad. It isn't right to make fun of someone's looks. The NY Post shouldn't take it upon themselves to "out" people anyway - isn't that up to the person in question? Homosexual behavior is regrettable enough without making a sideshow out of it.


83 posted on 07/07/2004 1:25:40 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: carlo3b

Sounds like Mikulski could be in line to be Kerry's Attorney General (ala Janet Reno)...


84 posted on 07/07/2004 1:29:26 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: sharktrager

How true.


85 posted on 07/07/2004 1:29:50 PM PDT by playball0
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To: Zack Nguyen
Read the source again. It's not the New York POST, it's the New York PRESS

This stupid threat of "outting" gay politicians who support the Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman doesn't ALREADY remind you of a sideshow??

86 posted on 07/07/2004 1:35:27 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: longtermmemmory

I don't think that the Widow Chaser picked the Ambulance Chaser.

He was told by SoreA$$ via the DNC who to pick!

His first choice was McCain, then Gephardt, and then the senator from Floriduh who can't remember where he was five minutes ago. So he writes everything down with a date and time. That would be called Alzheimers by many mds.


87 posted on 07/07/2004 1:35:42 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Billionaire Widow Chasing Lawyer picks Multi Millionaire Ambulance Chasing Lawyer = John John Con!)
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To: colorado tanker
"Phil, I'm a gay man and a gay journalist . . ."

Visions of Siamese twins.

88 posted on 07/07/2004 1:37:05 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: carlo3b
"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."

I don't have a problem with 'outing' the members of Congress who support the amendment. But the 'outing' of 'closeted gay staffers' shows the meanspiritedness of the homo activists.

On the other hand, the collective American shrug if these staffers were 'outed' would take the wind out of the activists' sails. Most Americans don't care if you are a homosexual, as long as you aren't parading around demanding that everyone 'celebrate' homosexuality.

89 posted on 07/07/2004 1:41:06 PM PDT by MEGoody (Kerry - isn't that a girl's name? (Conan O'Brian))
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To: carlo3b
(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.)

Uh, yeah Signorile. She "opened up her private life that day." She gave you a blank check to rip it open and expose it. </sarcasm>

There is something very perverse about how Signorile and much of the gay left revels in outing people. If John Ashcroft was doing they outing, they would be weeping, rending their clothes, and screaming "fascism!" They're a creepy bunch of people (of course, pretty much all activists on the left are creepy...)

90 posted on 07/07/2004 1:46:32 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
"I'm just an awkward old maid with a great affection for men."
      -- Janet Reno

91 posted on 07/07/2004 1:50:58 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: MEGoody

It's just another case of violating personal privacy. When they get in trouble, they'll say they're right to free speech is being denied them. IF this does happen, it'll likely be in the form of leaks, paid for by bribes to the leakers.


92 posted on 07/07/2004 1:51:28 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: sharktrager
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.

That reminds me of Arsenio Hall laughingly saying, "Rush is gay!" on his show in the early '90s. If true, so what, Arsenio? I thought that was okay with you guys.
93 posted on 07/07/2004 1:52:12 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: TXBSAFH
With a face like that there is a perfectly good reason she should stay in the closet. Don't want to scare the children.

With her in the closet, no need to buy moth balls.

Then again, I think I'd rather fork over the $1.85 than to have her hanging around. Maybe my fear of closet monsters was left over from childhood.
94 posted on 07/07/2004 1:53:36 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: gathersnomoss
I feel certain that there are Republican lesbians, yet they do not seem to place themselves into an activist mode. I mean, look at the former president's wife?

A former Republican First Lady is a lesbian?
95 posted on 07/07/2004 1:54:36 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: Squantos
Good thing Gephardt didn't get selected as VEEP wannabe.....that crowd doesn't look as if it likes Dick at all.

By that logic, shouldn't they be supporting the President?
96 posted on 07/07/2004 1:55:48 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: superiorslots
Why don't the real life lesbians ever look like the ones on the porno sites?

Because those "lesbians" are just doing it to please men! ;)
97 posted on 07/07/2004 1:56:38 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: RippleFire
Where'd you get the flattering pic of Babs? That's the best she's looked in years!

Michael Moore's mother?

98 posted on 07/07/2004 2:02:54 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and sign up for a monthly donation.)
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To: freebilly

LOL! Darn typos.


99 posted on 07/07/2004 2:03:03 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: Rastus

I know awkward old maids just like her. Usually, they aren't lesbians at all. Why offend them, or use them to promote homosexuality? Gays love to claim that they are soooo abused by teasing and the like. But 9.5 time out of 10, the teasing is directed at people who truly are NOT gay. They are just being used and abused by all sides of the argument. I think it's sad.


100 posted on 07/07/2004 2:06:18 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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