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  • Brokeback Boardwalk: Obama & Christie Rekindle Bromance

    05/29/2013 7:33:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 5-29-2013 | Glenn Beck
    Love was in the air as NJ Governor Chris Christie won his new object of obsession, President Obama, a teddy bear while the lovebirds strolled along the boardwalk in NJ. With his administration mired in scandal, Obama is trying to play his greatest hits – revisiting all the places where he got a bump in the polls. But the media seems to be missing one of the biggest stories from the day, and only Glenn had it. And while many news outlets picked up on Chris Christie stepping in to win a stuffed teddy bear for President Obama, only Glenn...
  • Is Obama gay?

    09/18/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 134 replies
    Just Not Said ^ | 9/18/2012 | John Craig
    Is Obama gay? When I first heard a few days ago that Obama might be gay, my initial reaction was, that's ridiculous. He's married, has two kids, and he's never set off my gaydar. I had read a few years ago about Larry Sinclair, who claimed he had given Obama oral sex when Obama was a state senator. But at the time I just figured that any famous person is bound to attract a few loonies who will say anything to get publicity. But after I read the article linked two posts ago (and directly below), I started reading more...
  • Rick Warren tweets: ‘I’d go to jail rather than cave in’ on Obamacare mandate

    02/09/2012 3:48:43 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 9, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, February 9, 2012, ( – Rick Warren, perhaps the nation’s most influential evangelical pastor, has tweeted he would “go to jail” rather than cave in to a government mandate that violates God’s commandments. Pastor Rick Warren, pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, tweeted his defiance of the Obama administration’s requirements that religious institutions cover all forms of contraception, including abortifacients like Ella and the IUD, as part of their health care plans. On Tuesday, Warren addressed the issue three times on his Twitter feed. “I’d go to jail rather than cave in...
  • The Quinn And Rose Weekend Thread April 2-4 Good Friday Edition!!!

    04/02/2010 1:04:13 PM PDT · by GregB · 21 replies · 282+ views
    We will be discussing this past week shows plus the latest news.
  • Obama's 2 Faces: From Saddleback To Brokeback

    10/15/2009 12:43:29 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies · 938+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 2009
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  • Rodger McFarlane, Who Led AIDS-Related Groups, Dies at 54 (of suicide)

    05/19/2009 10:04:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies · 2,435+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2009 | Dennis Hevesi
    Rodger McFarlane, a leader in the gay rights movement during the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the first executive director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, died Friday in Truth or Consequences, N.M. He was 54 and lived in Denver. He committed suicide, Mr. McFarlane’s brother John confirmed. In a letter that he left, Mr. McFarlane wrote that he was unwilling to become further debilitated by heart and back problems. He had broken his back in 2002. Mr. McFarlane was director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis from 1982 through 1985. The organization, which now provides services for...
  • Calif prepares for busy week of same-sex marriages

    06/16/2008 8:55:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies · 68+ views
    My Way News ^ | June 14, 2008 | AMANDA FEHD
    (My Way News)(more)”It” got underway with “…don’t be judgmental” IT is both Political Correctness which was necessary before Communism could take over American Values and slay a decent society leaving a befuddled mass of Useful Idiots. From (Communist Goals) #26.
  • Heath Ledger Found Dead In NY Apartment (Breaking News)

    01/22/2008 2:47:07 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 187 replies · 21,426+ views
    TMZ via Fox News ^ | January 22, 2008 | Staff
    "New York Police Department confirms actor Heath Ledger, 28, found dead in his New York City apartment, which was strewn with pills." | PHOTOS | VIDEO Live reports at 5:45 PM, Quoting TMZ Source, via Fox News: Actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead in his apartment bedroom by his housekeeper and masseuse at 3:30 PM this afternoon. Police are telling TMZ it was an accidental drug overdose and not foul play. Ledger was found with perscription pills strewn around the bed. TMZ also says the apartment is "not" owned by Mary Kate Olsen
  • Brownback to meet Rudy

    10/24/2007 7:21:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 71 replies · 146+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/07 | Alex Bolton
    Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) is considering endorsing Rudy Giuliani for the GOP presidential nomination and will meet with him Thursday in Washington to hear his views on abortion. Brownback, who ended his White House run last week and is a champion of social conservative issues, said he would consider Giuliani because he had heard that the former New York City mayor had changed his position on partial-birth abortion and has pledged to appoint to the courts strict constructionists who would not overturn anti-abortion laws. If Brownback pledged his support, it would be a big boost for Giuliani. It might help...
  • Substitute Teacher Sued for Showing 'Brokeback Mountain' in Class

    05/13/2007 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 2,987+ views
    Substitute Teacher Sued for Showing 'Brokeback Mountain' in Class Sunday , May 13, 2007 AP CHICAGO — A girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film "Brokeback Mountain" in class. The lawsuit claims that Jessica Turner, 12, suffered psychological distress after viewing the movie in her 8th grade class at Ashburn Community Elementary School last year. The film, which won three Oscars, depicts two cowboys who conceal their homosexual affair. Turner and her grandparents, Kenneth and LaVerne Richardson, are seeking around $500,000 in damages. "It is very important...
  • Kaitlyn-Is She a Pinball Wizard Like Mom-Mom? Movie Review-"Brokeback Mountain"

    01/25/2007 4:42:04 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 205+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 1/25/07 | Pat Fish
    Kaitlyn came to visit in early January of this year and Mom-Mom discovers something intriguing and enchanting about the child. She's 3 years old but already a Pinball Wizard, just like me! Is it heredity, environment, what? Because she'd never before laid her little eyeballs on a pinball machine. And a review of "Brokeback Mountain", yes, I watched it and unlike other reviewers, this heterosexual female noticed something not written about in the many reviews of the movie I've read.
  • Shame: Catholic Seton Hall University to show pro-homosexual "Brokeback Mountain" film

    11/17/2006 3:32:48 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies · 438+ views
    From Seton Hall University Web Site ^ | 07-17-06 | Edward Pennington
    Hollywood movie "Brokeback Mountain" is scheduled to stage at Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution founded in 1865. The film is currently listed on the university’s web site under “Multicultural Program Film & Lecture Series.” Catholics are being called to peacefully protest because the film: >>> Approves same-sex relations, adultery, nudity, profanity and drug use. It is a blow to Catholic education, America’s Christian roots, the institution of the family and very foundations of morality and society. >>> "Brokeback Mountain" is the antithesis of authentic Catholic education. It scrambles human emotions and encourages students to tolerate sin. The U.S. Conference...
  • Games brought freedom, joy to two rural men in love

    07/25/2006 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 63 replies · 1,900+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/25/2006 | Mark Konkol
    Athletically speaking, Gay Games VII was a joke. Everybody knows true competition shouldn't include hefty figure skaters, any kind of line dancing or games best played with a beer in your hand. More than winning medals and breaking records, Gay Games participants talked of the importance of participating, having fun, being "out and proud," making strides toward a more accepting America and all that jazz. All around Chicagoland, guys kissed guys in the on-deck circle. Girls kissed girls between billiard matches. They didn't feel afraid or scared or judged. And in those eight days of reprieve -- something special happened...
  • 'Shortbus' sex bonanza a slap to Bush, Cannes director says (Art At It's Finest! Barf!)

    05/20/2006 5:12:08 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 67 replies · 1,124+ views ^ | May 20 4:24 PM US/Eastern | No Culprit
    A US film featuring actors performing real sex is a "call to arms" against President George W. Bush, the director told journalists at the Cannes film festival. "Shortbus," an explicit, largely improvised arthouse flick that includes a rendition of the American national anthem during a gay sex scene, is a direct provocation, director John Cameron Mitchell admitted. "It's a little bit of a cri de coeur to us, a little bit of a call to arms" against the prevailing conservatism, he told a media conference, adding that his country was living in "the era of Bush, which is about clamping...
  • Quaid's BROKEBACK Suit Disappears

    05/03/2006 4:56:16 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 24 replies · 726+ views via Yahoo ^ | Wednesday May 3 2:46 PM ET | By Mark Umbach,
    Although the circumstances surrounding the agreement are still cloudy, Randy Quaid has dropped his lawsuit against Brokeback Mountain studio Focus Features. Most of Tinseltown knows by now that Randy Quaid, one of the stars of this year's Oscar-winning pic Brokeback Mountain, brought a lawsuit against the film's studio, Focus Features, claiming he was duped out of a proper salary because the studio was touting it as an indie, arthouse film that would most likely not bring in big bucks at the box office. The actor claimed that Focus knew the film would perform well at the box office, and he...
  • Gyllenhaal Offends Gulf War Veterans

    04/29/2006 5:30:19 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 87 replies · 3,169+ views
    Pressemitteilung ^ | March 29, 2006 | PR staffer
    Movie star JAKE GYLLENHAAL has shocked American Gulf War veterans by joking they did nothing but "masturbate" during their time in the desert in 1991. The cheeky 25-year-old stars in JARHEAD, a movie exposing the US soldiers' lack of combat in the Middle Eastern conflict. He said, "The US soldiers were sent to the desert for 122 days and they sat in the same tent and did nothing, except a little too much masturbating."
  • Great Baseball & Brokeback Parody

    04/27/2006 5:51:23 PM PDT · by misterrob · 12 replies · 572+ views ^ | 04/27/06 | Misterrob
  • 'Brokeback' screening lands prison officer in hot water (Prison: Sex scenes made film inappropriate)

    04/08/2006 2:52:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 52 replies · 2,307+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, April 8, 2006 | Reuters
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) -- A Massachusetts correctional officer is being disciplined for showing the gay cowboy movie "Brokeback Mountain" to inmates at the state's largest prison because his boss determined that the film includes content inappropriate for a prison setting. Massachusetts Department of Correction spokeswoman Diane Wiffin said Saturday that the action was not related to the critically acclaimed film's plot involving a gay love affair. "It was not the subject matter. It was the graphic nature of sexually explicit scenes," Wiffin said. She said the officer, whom she declined to identify, failed to follow prison guidelines that require staff...
  • Jail bars ‘brokeback’ viewing: Warden turns movie off, didn’t want cons turned on

    04/08/2006 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Panerai · 9 replies · 344+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04/08/2006 | Michele McPhee and Emma Ratliff
    A by-the-book warden pulled the plug during a jailhouse showing of the controversial gay-cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” yesterday, fearing the film’s steamy scenes violated the facility’s no-movie-sex policy. Faster than you could say “I wish I knew how to quit you,” inmates at MCI-Norfolk found their afternoon matinee ended just 10 minutes before the Academy Award-winning movie’s ending. The cons were assembled in the gym yesterday afternoon to watch the film about a love affair between two gay cowboys and their trysts on an isolated mountainside - that is, until a prison official shut it off. However, the prisoners did...
  • Bahamas 'Brokeback Mountain' ban draws ire

    03/31/2006 2:41:58 PM PST · by twippo · 19 replies · 620+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2006 | PACO NUNEZ
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - A Bahamian government board's decision to ban the movie "Brokeback Mountain" has prompted charges of discrimination and censorship in the island chain. Gay rights groups and others have called on the Plays and Films Control Board to reverse its decision prohibiting theaters from showing the award-winning movie about a troubled love affair between two cowboys. "You have a group of people who are telling grown men and women what they can and cannot watch," said Philip Burrows, a theater director in the island chain. "I cannot understand denying people the right to make their own choices."...
  • Wal-Mart and Brokeback Mountain. . . .

    03/30/2006 7:27:59 PM PST · by Salgak · 64 replies · 2,042+ views
    Wal-Mart | Today | Self
    Went to pick some things up at the local Wally-world today, and there, covering the theft sensors, it was. . . a movie poster announcing the release of "Brokeback Montain" on DVD. . .and curiously enough, the NEXT sensor had an ad for "Narnia". . . I was under the impression that Wal-Mart was trying to be family-friendly, at least in entertainment: they limit song lyrics, I'm actually surprised that they're selling "Brokeback" next week . . .
  • 'Brokeback' author rants at Oscar

    03/16/2006 7:14:33 AM PST · by no dems · 69 replies · 1,684+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 16, 2006 | Miami Herald News Staff
    Annie Proulx, whose 1997 short story inspired the film Brokeback Mountain, has penned a scattershot blast in a British newspaper unleashing her anger over the film's best-picture Oscar loss, reports The Associated Press. Proulx criticizes Oscar voters and the Academy Awards ceremony in the 1,094-word rant, which appeared in Saturday's issue of The Guardian, a liberal paper boasting 1.2 million readers daily. The best-picture Oscar went to Crash, which focuses on race relations in Los Angeles. Academy members who vote for the year's best film are ''out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment...
  • 'Brokeback' Author Calls 'Crash' 'Trash'

    03/15/2006 8:49:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 380+ views
    The author of "Brokeback Mountain" is trashing the Motion Picture Academy and Best Picture Oscar-winner "Crash" in the wake of the film's upset loss at the Academy Awards. In a commentary piece titled Blood on the Red Carpet posted on U.K.'s Guardian online, E. Annie Proulx called out "conservative heffalump academy voters" for not voting the gay-themed "Brokeback" Best Picture, and called "Crash" "Trash." "Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest-homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment...
  • ‘Brokeback' an Oscar? What about Ray Nagin? ("We be backstrokin' in Chocolate City?")

    03/14/2006 3:21:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies · 617+ views
    Delta Democrat Times Online ^ | March 2006 | Woodrow Wilkins Jr.
    ‘Brokeback' an Oscar? What about Ray Nagin? If you're like me, you've had it with all the hype about “Brokeback Mountain.” Practically every major media enterprise in the nation has proclaimed it the front-runner to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards program on March 5. Not that we needed them to tell us. It was loudly proclaimed - even before the film's release to theaters - that this picture, about two sheepherders who give new meaning to the phrase “on the back forty,” would take all the major Oscars. Even my editor - no cowboy himself, although some days...
  • Deportee Jumps from Plane

    03/09/2006 4:45:10 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies · 709+ views
    WXYZ TV ^ | March 7, 2006 | Anu Prakash
    WXYZ   Yong Sheng Zhu was being deported to China when he decided to jump from the plane while it was waiting at the gate at Metro Airport. Deportee Jumps from PlaneBy Anu PrakashWeb produced by Sarah MorganMarch 7, 2006A man being deported from the U.S. was at the center of a bizarre incident at Metro Airport. Police said he boarded a Northwest Airlines plane and then jumped out the emergency exit before the plane took off. Yong Sheng Zhu, a 26-year-old Chinese national, had over stayed his visa and was recently taken into custody to be deported. Around...
  • The fury of the 'Crash'-lash

    03/07/2006 5:30:05 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 62 replies · 1,857+ views
    Roger ^ | March 6, 2006 | Roger Ebert
    <p>OS ANGELES -- One of the mysteries of the 2006 Oscar season is the virulence with which lovers of "Brokeback Mountain" savaged "Crash." When the film about racism actually won the Oscar for best picture Sunday, there was no grace in their response. As someone who felt "Brokeback" was a great film but "Crash" a greater one, I would have been pleased if either had won.</p>
  • Oscar ratings off, but not all-time low (Hollywood Extinction Alert)

    03/06/2006 12:10:29 PM PST · by abb · 88 replies · 2,067+ views ^ | March 6, 2006 | Russ Britt
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Preliminary figures from Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast indicate ratings for the awards extravaganza were down versus the past two years' but still ahead of 2003's ratings. The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) network ABC said the awards show got a 27.1 household rating, reflecting the percentage of total households watching the telecast. It also attracted a 40 share, representing the percentage of homes with televisions on that were tuned to the awards show. On an inflation-adjusted basis, no field of best-picture nominees in years had done as poorly at the box office as this year's entries....
  • Breakouts - Which Movies Are Really in the Mainstream?

    03/05/2006 7:29:59 AM PST · by Joe Republc · 61 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | March 3, 2006 | Chuck Colson
    f all goes as expected at this Sunday’s Academy Awards, Brokeback Mountain will win in the “Best Picture,” “Best Director,” and perhaps even “Best Actor” categories. Even if it doesn’t do as well as expected, the film is already being hailed as a “breakout” event, a kind of cultural watershed of sorts—which it almost certainly is not. By “breakout,” I mean the idea, most famously advanced by New York Times columnist Frank Rich, that the movie would do well in the “heartland,” and that this, in turn, would signal an increased acceptance of same-sex relationships. As USA Today summarized it,...
  • Gay 'cowboys' party in Sydney

    03/04/2006 5:07:22 PM PST · by barj · 24 replies · 725+ views
    CNN ^ | 4 MAR | CNN
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Scores of semi-naked cowboys, a couple of Saddam Husseins and a handful of Kate Moss impersonators joined thousands of other people parading through Sydney's streets on Saturday for the city's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival. The glitzy street parade was launched in 1978 as a gay rights protest, but has since transformed itself into a vibrant festival celebrating all aspects of gay culture. Tens of thousands of people lined the route through Oxford Street, the center of the city's gay scene, to watch the colorful mix of 120 floats pass by. >>>> "Brokeback Mountain"...
  • (ABC WNT) TV crew interviews Worland (Wyoming) residents on Brokeback movie

    03/03/2006 10:21:49 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 8 replies · 788+ views
    Associated Press via The Billings Gazette ^ | March 3, 2006 | Associated Press
    WORLAND -- A crew from ABC World News Tonight interviewed area residents as part of a planned segment about the motion picture "Brokeback Mountain." The film about two ill-fated Cowboy lovers in Wyoming is considered the front-runner for the Oscars. The crew conducted short interviews with residents in Worland and Ten Sleep earlier this week. "They came in like a whirlwind," said Kathryn Moore, owner of Dirty Sally's in Ten Sleep. "They were pleasant but I was disappointed they were here for such a little time." Broken Back Ranch owner Terril Mills, who escorted the crew through Ten Sleep, said...

    03/02/2006 5:01:13 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 96 replies · 2,299+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2006 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    March 2, 2006 -- The makers of the gay cowboy flick "Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep, an animal-rights group charged yesterday. In a letter to director Ang Lee, The Humane Society also complained about the way the horses and elk were treated. "The excessively rough handling of the sheep and horses leaves viewers questioning whether anyone was looking out for the safety of those animals," the letter said. "And many also wonder how the filmmakers got the elk to lose its footing and crumple to the ground 'on cue' after being shot." A spokesman for the producer of...
  • Claims animals mistreated in Brokeback Mountain

    03/02/2006 4:24:16 AM PST · by The Ghost of JG · 39 replies · 945+ views
    Spero News ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2006 | Spero News
    There are allegations that animals were mistreated during the filming of the so-called gay-cowboy movie, "Brokeback Mountain". In a letter filed to "Brokeback Mountain" director Ang Lee, the American Humane Association expressed dismay over reports that animal care and protection guidelines were violated during the Oscar-nominated movie's filming in Canada. The American Humane Association is the authority behind the "No Animals Were Harmed"(r) End Credit Disclaimer on film and television productions. Because "Brokeback Mountain" was produced in Canada, the production company was able to circumvent use of the Guidelines and oversight by the American Humane Association. "Filming abroad may be...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' sets off gay trend in Hollywood

    03/01/2006 3:15:51 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 142 replies · 3,943+ views ^ | 03/01/2006
    'Brokeback Mountain' sets off gay trend in Hollywood Mar 01 5:27 AM US/Eastern The awards success of a posse of Oscar hopefuls led by frontrunner "Brokeback Mountain" has made gay okay in Hollywood, where once-skittish filmmakers are embracing same-sex love. In what has been billed Oscar's "year of the queer," the romancing cowboys of "Brokeback" are joined by "Capote," the story of gay US author Truman Capote, and "Transamerica," the moving tale of a transsexual in the process of becoming a woman, starring Felicity Huffman. And as this year's pink contenders for Sunday's Academy Awards have been warmly embraced by...
  • Freep a poll on the Oscars. (Do you plan to watch...)

    03/01/2006 6:07:12 AM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies · 738+ views
    Journal-Sentinal ^ | 3-1-06 | Jsonline
    The Oscars are Sunday. Do you plan to watch? No (74.4%) Yes (25.6%) Total votes: 1,965
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Academy Awards 8 Nominations (The New York Slimes New EXTRA!)

    02/25/2006 4:58:03 AM PST · by Bender2 · 98 replies · 2,679+ views
    FOX 6 San Diego ^ | February 25, 2006 | Stephanie Cole
    'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Academy Awards With Eight Nominations By Stephanie Cole 'Brokeback Mountain' leads the 78th Annual Academy Awards this year with eight nominations. 'Crash' and 'Capote' will face off against the Ang Lee love story in the Best Picture category, along with 'Good Night, And Good Luck' and 'Munich.'
  • Caracas, Venezuela - Another PeaceMoonBeam Chronicle Adventure! (Funny Stuff)

    02/24/2006 8:12:43 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 5 replies · 308+ views
    Caracas, Venezuela I haven't had much luck in the romance department lately, so I was thrilled to receive an invitation to visit probably the sexiest and smartest politician in the world, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez! Evidently, when things didn't work out with Peace Mother Sheehan, she told him about me and the rest is history. Imagine my surprise when I learned President Chavez's best friend and the all-time greatest freedom fighter ever, Fidel Castro, would also be visiting! I was so excited, I just about peed myself! I was off the next day. After arriving in Caracas, I was chauffeured...
  • Leftist Love Story

    02/24/2006 8:42:51 AM PST · by Digital Disaster · 5 replies · 546+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 2-24-06 | Peace Moonbeam
    February 24, 2006 Caracas, Venezuela I haven't had much luck in the romance department lately, so I was thrilled to receive an invitation to visit probably the sexiest and smartest politician in the world, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez! Evidently, when things didn't work out with Peace Mother Sheehan, she told him about me and the rest is history. Imagine my surprise when I learned President Chavez's best friend and the all-time greatest freedom fighter ever, Fidel Castro, would also be visiting! I was so excited, I just about peed myself! I was off the next day. After arriving in Caracas,...
  • Taiwan-US relationship is like `Brokeback Mountain', Taiwan President proclaims

    02/23/2006 9:23:29 PM PST · by pganini · 33 replies · 1,062+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 02/24/2006 | Taipei Times
    President Chen Shui-bian (’…G) yesterday used the Oscar nominated movie Brokeback Mountain as an analogy to describe relations between the US and Taiwan, stressing the importance of both sides seeking ways to reconcile and cooperate with one another to reach the common pursuit of a "great new world." "Although challenges abound on this road ahead, as long as we believe in the value of this common mission and in ourselves, there is no obstacle too great or mountain too high," said Chen, who made the remarks last night at a banquet held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei...
  • Police: Homeless Man Tries To Steal Sheep (in Little Rock)

    02/23/2006 6:22:16 AM PST · by Cagey · 17 replies · 504+ views
    WKMG-TV NEWS ^ | 2-22-2006
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A homeless man who police say tried to take a sheep from the Little Rock Zoo has been arrested on numerous charges. A security guard at the zoo called police Tuesday evening after spotting a man carrying a trash can with a sheep in it, a police report said. When officers arrived Grady Allen Carnahan, 32, told them he was a doctor and the sheep was sick. He said he was taking the animal to a veterinary clinic, the report said. Carnahan fought with officers as they were trying to take him into custody, police said....
  • Freep a movie poll for fun.

    02/16/2006 1:13:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies · 585+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 2-16-06 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    This year's Best Picture nominees for the Academy Award are: "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Crash," "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "Munich." How many have you seen? None 1 2 3 4 All 5
  • The Queer Muhammad: an experiment in tolerance

    02/13/2006 9:41:52 PM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 52 replies · 1,506+ views ^ | February 13, 2006 | Mike Adams
    Dear (NEA Chairman) Dana Gioia: I write to you today, not with a request, but with a demand. I’ve been sitting back patiently while the NEA has been promoting anti-Christian “art” for a number of years. In fact, one could say that I have been supporting it, too, given that my tax dollars have been spent on this garbage. And maybe I’ve been supporting it in another way by refusing to write you to express my frustration. That is, until now. In the spirit of the “separation of church and state,” my demand is that you commission a painting –...
  • The Opening of the Olympics : Question

    02/11/2006 8:24:12 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 10 replies · 398+ views
    02/11/06 | vanity
    Was it just me ?? - Did anyone else get the impression some of the Olympic opening ceremonies- the big sun and moon floats, the Victoria's Secret on the Half Shell-with floating ambiguities overhead,the flouncy waving of banners,the poseurs on trapezes ; Did anyone else think they had a certain "Brokeback Mountain" ambiance ? As if a feature event this year might be "Brokeback Bobsledding" ?
  • Tony Curtis Blasts 'Brokeback Mountain'

    02/11/2006 2:20:27 AM PST · by AmericaUnite · 116 replies · 5,670+ views ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 | James Hirsen
    The current batch of Oscar nominations underscores the notion that now more than ever Hollywood is out of touch with America. The simple fact that twice as many people have seen the documentary "March of the Penguins" than have seen any of the five nominations for Best Picture ("Brokeback Mountain," "Crash," "Capote," "Munich" and "Good Night, and Good Luck") drives the point home. The combined audience total for all of the Best Picture nominations is less than the number of moviegoers who flocked to see "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Another indication of the...

    02/08/2006 7:12:42 AM PST · by itsinthebag · 35 replies · 730+ views
    The New American ^ | February 8, 2006 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    A look at how liberal cultural elites gave "blockbuster" stature to a perverse movie -- Brokeback Mountain -- and what they hoped to accomplish. John Wayne and Gary Cooper must be spinning in their graves. Liberal as Hollywood is, they never would have thought the industry they loved would put out a movie in which the protagonists are cowboys who give the term "rough riders" a new, blue meaning. But alas, Tinseltown has obliged with Brokeback Mountain. Based on Annie Proulx's short story for The New Yorker, it is the tale of two sodomite sheepherders, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger)...
  • A Picture of Two Americas In 'Brokeback Mountain'

    02/06/2006 6:28:29 AM PST · by Mr. Blonde · 38 replies · 1,234+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 2, 2006 | Stephen Hunter
    The eight Academy Award nominations secured this week by Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" guarantee that not only will the film itself continue to prosper at the box office, but that the bitter culture war surrounding the gay-themed western will continue to be fought. Liberals will see the film as a beacon of tolerance, a study of the cruel pathologies of intolerance, a plea for acceptance for the humane principle that love between consenting adults, no matter their gender or orientation, should be celebrated. Conservatives will see the liberal tyranny of an entertainment culture forcing elitist "progressive values" on the reluctant...
  • Brokeback to the Future (LOL)

    02/03/2006 3:24:33 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies · 546+ views
    It's safe for children folks. Although I will say that if Hollywood goes with this idea, they are eternally screwed. Let's hope the next BTTF movie isn't like this. :O
  • IBM Sends Open Source Architecture Tools to Russia

    02/03/2006 1:39:00 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 170 replies · 1,688+ views
    ebizQ ^ | 02/03/2006 | ebizQ
    IBM today announced free software and educational resources to help developers in Russia build and deploy innovative applications based on open standards and open source. Tapping into the booming software development market in Russia, IBM is giving software developers, architects and students free access to software and hundreds of new tools and technical and educational resources that will enable them to more easily build open standards-based applications. With a few clicks of a mouse, developers can download free versions of IBM middleware, IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and IBM DB2 Universal Database Express-C, as well as access trial code,...
  • Brad Pitt wants to go the gay way!

    02/02/2006 9:05:46 PM PST · by traumer · 51 replies · 1,135+ views
    It looks like Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt is desperate to cash in on the success of gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain, for the actor has allegedly ordered his agents to find him a role that has him playing a gay man in a new movie. According to a source, Pitt became keen to play the part of a gay man after seeing the critical acclaim received by Brokeback Mountain. "Brad has asked his people to find him a script to play a gay man. He's seen the critical acclaim that Brokeback Mountain has won and he wants a piece of...

    02/02/2006 8:23:41 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 137 replies · 3,406+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 3 February 1976 | Jennfier King (aka TheRightStuff)
    Hollywood Does It Again by Jennifer King, Managing Editor February 3, 2006 "The Heretical Housewife"Liberals have become so predictable, it’s almost boring prognosticating what they’ll do next. Anything to poke a stick in the eye of the unlettered bourgeoisie. All efforts must be aimed at insulting plebian Red America. Thus, at the “Golden Globe” awards, the alleged precursor to the Oscars, the winners included a plethora of tediously tendentious offerings. Brokeback Mountain, a movie about gay sheepherders whose illicit lust destroys both of their heterosexual marriages, won for best drama, best director, best original song (which some wag dubbed, “Homos...
  • Breathing Humanity Back Into Brokeback

    01/31/2006 7:17:45 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 48 replies · 795+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/31/2006 | Chad Thompson
    I read a review of Brokeback Mountain, the conservative author of which actually felt bad that he had felt bad during the movie. The heartache experienced by the characters in the film had elicited a degree of compassion and empathy in him, yet this author’s hatred toward the act of homosexuality had so inoculated him against seeing the true struggle behind the issue that it seemed like he actually felt guilty for internalizing the humanity in Brokeback Mountain. As much as the movie tilts at the windmills of our country’s Judeo-Christian foundations, and in doing so ravenously angers its conservative...