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  • Ukraine Bill Proposes Prison for Positive Gay Depictions

    07/24/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 23, 2012 | AP
    If a group of Ukrainian lawmakers succeeds in its mission, television shows and movies like “Brokeback Mountain” that sympathetically portray gay men and lesbians will be banned. So will gay pride parades.The recently introduced bill, supported by the president’s representative in Parliament, would impose prison terms of up to five years and unspecified fines for spreading the “propaganda of homosexuality,” which the measure defines as positive depictions of gays in public. ..Although homosexuality was decriminalized in Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, and Russia after the fall of communism, animosity toward gay people remains high in both countries. St. Petersburg, which...
  • BROKEBANK MOUNTAIN - America is one for one hell of a ride! (Satire/Spoof)

  • Italian TV shows 'Brokeback Mountain' without gay scenes

    12/10/2008 6:29:42 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 1,127+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/10/2008
    Italy's state television censored Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain when it aired the Oscar-winning movie by cutting scenes of gay sex. Gay rights activists protested that RAI TV would never have dropped similar scenes had they involved a heterosexual couple, and politicians called for the incident to be discussed in parliament. RAI said it had aired the cut version by mistake. Brokeback Mountain is a cowboy romance about two ranch-hand buddies who start an affair when they meet on the fictional mountain in the 1960s. The 2005 movie won three Oscars, including the best director award for Lee, as well as...
  • Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx says book is 'source of constant irritation'

    09/21/2008 3:45:36 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 41 replies · 356+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9/17/2008 | Lucy Cockcroft
    The author of Brokeback Mountain, which was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring the late Heath Ledger, has complained that the tale is now a “source of constant irritation” in her life. Annie Proulx, 73, has been pestered with “pornish” letters sent by fans of the book about two cowboys and their illicit homosexual passions in America’s conservative Midwest. When the story was published in 1999, it was praised for its delicate handling of homophobia. However, some critics felt Miss Proulx could have gone further in describing the love shared between the two main characters. She told The Wall Street...
  • [Bill]Maher: Why Didn’t Rush Die From Drugs Instead of Heath Ledger?

    02/09/2008 1:41:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 225+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 9, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    The hatred from supposedly compassionate and open-minded Hollywoodans is something to behold, isn't it? After all, just imagine despising a radio talk show host so much that you would suggest, on national television, that he should die of a drug overdose. Alas, such was the case Friday evening when HBO's Bill Maher actually asked guest P.J. O'Rourke, who was talking about Rush Limbaugh's use of the prescription drug OxyContin (video available here courtesy our friend Ms Underestimated): Why couldn't have he croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger? Honestly, can you imagine? MSNBC's David Shuster was suspended on Friday for...
  • Heath Ledger 'may have died from natural causes'

    01/28/2008 1:14:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 99+ views
    News.com.au/ ^ | January 28, 2008 12:45pm
    SOURCES involved in the investigation into Aussie actor Heath Ledger's death say he might have died from natural causes, according to US website TMZ. The site has revealed that sources, who it says are "intimately involved" in the death case, say the level of toxicity (caused by medication) in Ledger's blood was low enough that it may not have caused his death. The revelation sheds new light on the actor's death which, so far, has been the subject of much speculation.
  • Ad Agency Pitching 'Golden Compass' Ads to Catholic Diocesan Papers Halts Ads

    12/06/2007 8:57:26 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 262+ views
    LifeSite ^ | December 5, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    BALTIMORE, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Controversial advertisements suggested to the nation's top 50 Catholic diocesan papers advertising the upcoming movie "The Golden Compass" have been pulled.  A letter from Advertising Media Plus (AMP) to the papers last week suggested the ads. The ads were based on a positive review of the film by the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.  LifeSiteNews.com tracked down those in charge of AMP and found surprisingly that it was ultimately the Archdiocese of Baltimore's Cathedral Foundation, which publishes the English weekly version of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano....
  • NBA talks to Lakers about remark (Brokeback Mountain - LOL!)

    11/14/2007 2:35:38 PM PST · by Smogger · 17 replies · 102+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/14/2007 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has spoken with the Los Angeles Lakers about a sexual reference coach Phil Jackson made in a comment following Tuesday night's game in San Antonio. The Spurs made 13 3-pointers in their 107-92 victory, and Jackson was asked if too much penetration was leading to open outside shooters. "We call this a 'Brokeback Mountain' game, because there's so much penetration and kickouts," Jackson said. "It was one of those games." The 2005 film, which won three Oscars, depicts two cowboys who conceal their homosexual affair. "The remarks are in poor taste, and the Lakers...
  • (WEIRD) Gay rodeo shows South Florida how West was fun

    04/16/2007 11:10:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies · 2,813+ views
    SunSentinel.com ^ | April 15, 2007 | Elizabeth Baier
    Gay rodeo shows South Florida how West was fun By Elizabeth Baier South Florida Sun-Sentinel April 15, 2007 Davie -- They wore Wrangler jeans and Stetson hats. Some sported decorative belt buckles to boast of former rodeo triumphs. But at Saturday's Sunshine Stampede, some of the spectators and participants also waved a symbol not typically associated with rodeos -- the rainbow flag. What's a gay rodeo without a little color? Thousands of people converged on the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds for the state's second gay rodeo, hosted by the Florida Gay Rodeo Association. The Florida group is one of the newest...
  • Bill outlawing bias against gays returns [Montana]

    02/02/2007 1:16:17 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 12 replies · 715+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 2, 2007 | Billings Gazette - AP
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) _ Gay rights advocates, whose efforts to enact a law that would outlaw discrimination against gays and lesbians failed two years ago, are reviving the issue. Sen. Christine Kaufmann, an openly gay Helena Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would add ''gender identity or expression'' and ''sexual orientation'' as categories under the laws prohibiting discrimination. The laws currently cover race, religion, gender and other areas. Kaufmann said her proposal makes good on promises of equality laid out in the state and U.S. constitutions. She compared the measure to the civil rights movement. ''When we as a society...
  • Water Pistol Attack Left Ledger in Tears (The Actor becomes the character)

    06/08/2006 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 72 replies · 2,451+ views
    IMDB news ^ | today | staff
    Heath Ledger burst into tears after paparazzi attacked him with water pistols at the Australian premiere of Brokeback Mountain in Sydney earlier this year, according to his father. The actor's relationship with the Australian press soured during filming for new movie Candy, and the paparazzi decided to have the last word at the January premiere of his Oscar-nominated film. Ledger's father Kim tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph newspaper his heart was broken when his son called just hours after the run-in, saying he wanted to sell his waterfront home in Sydney and move to the US permanently. He says, "Heath...
  • ADF attorneys plan to appeal “extremely poor” ruling from 9th Circuit in Poway “T-shirt” case

    04/21/2006 12:17:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,789+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | Thursday, April 20, 2006 | ADF Media Relations
    ADF attorneys plan to appeal “extremely poor” ruling from 9th Circuit in Poway “T-shirt” case Thursday, April 20, 2006, 4:45 PM (MST) ADF Media Relations | 480-444-0020 “The majority implied that Brokeback Mountain is in, and the Bible is out," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Kevin Theriot. School administrator to student: "Leave your faith in the car" PASADENA, Calif. — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund say they plan to appeal today’s ruling by two judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit who upheld a high school’s decision to prohibit a student from expressing his views...
  • 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."...
  • Randy Quaid Sues Over 'Brokeback'

    03/24/2006 4:46:03 AM PST · by veronica · 60 replies · 2,959+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 3-23-06
    Actor claims producers defrauded him (Mar. 23) -- Randy Quaid has filed a lawsuit claiming he was done in by producers of 'Brokeback Mountain.' TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming producers falsely represented the movie to him as \"a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money.\" Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million. Quaid's suit claims that in 2004, he met with director Ang Lee, who offered him the role of Joe Aguirre. The suit alleges that Lee...
  • Canadian Film Celebrating Homosexuality Sweeps Film Awards

    03/16/2006 1:38:04 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,080+ views
    LifeSite ^ | March 15, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    TORONTO, Ontario, March 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Quebec film celebrating homosexuality swept the Canadian Genie awards on Monday night. C.R.A.Z.Y. is a film about a young gay man growing up with four brothers in a large Catholic family. The story is set in suburban Quebec during the 60’s. Following the trend set by the gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain, C.R.A.Z.Y. was nominated for 12 awards and won ten of them. The film won for best picture, best director and leading actor.The film’s director, Jean-Marc Vallee, describes the story as “a mystical fable about a modern-day Christ-like figure.” Presumably, he...
  • The REAL "Best Picture" of 2005

    03/14/2006 1:20:49 PM PST · by joyspring777 · 50 replies · 2,758+ views
    In 1981, as a member of a traveling theater ensemble, I won an Oscar-night betting pool by correctly guessing more Academy Award winners than my fellow actors. The secret of my success: I knew that the winners were determined as much by Hollywood politics as on the merits. Back then, of course, "Hollywood politics" meant who was liked or disliked by his peers, who was the "sentimental favorite," who was "due" for an award, etc. Increasingly, however, the "politics" driving the Oscars -- and Hollywood itself -- is politics pure and simple. I write a few weeks before this year's...
  • Tolerance isn't enough for Hollywood's leftists

    03/14/2006 12:17:07 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 1,077+ views
    Salem News (MA) ^ | 03/14/06 | Taylor Amerding
    I don't want to see "Brokeback Mountain." Normally that would mean nothing. There are hundreds of movies I haven't wanted to see and nobody cares, which is how it ought to be. But we do not live in normal times. According to the ultra-sophisticated movie critics who double as social engineers, I'm supposed to be consumed with guilt about being a homophobe. I guess I'm in good company, or at least much more liberal company. Hollywood is about as welcoming as it gets for what we are required to call "alternative" lifestyles. You can be homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, transgender or...
  • 'Brokeback' backlash against 'Crash'? That's progress (liberals bickering over Oscar)

    03/12/2006 10:19:32 PM PST · by weegee · 37 replies · 1,673+ views
    Chicago Tribune syndicated columnists via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2006, 9:26PM | By CLARENCE PAGE
    Fate is indeed fickle. Who would have guessed that in this year's Oscar voting, Brokeback Mountain, a fine, risky movie about a gay love affair, would surge ahead of Capote, a movie about a gay journalist, only to be edged out for the Best Picture Oscar by a fine, risky movie about racism? Is this a sign of our times, or what? If conservatives needed any evidence that liberal impulses have taken over the Motion Picture Academy, this is it. Right? But, alas, in some folks' minds, every silver lining has its cloud. Instead of celebrating, many fans of Brokeback...
  • Semi-News: Brokeback Snub Saddens Homosexual Community

    03/11/2006 4:49:45 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 404+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 9 March 2006 | John Semmens
    Brokeback Mountain, the story of unfulfilled love between two homosexual cowboys, was nominated in eight categories and had been the runaway favorite for the best picture award after cleaning up in the Golden Globes and Baftas. But although it won three Oscars, including the Best Director award for the Taiwanese Ang Lee, the year's most talked-about film ended up losing on the final prize of the night. "Now I'm mad they made me change the title," said Larry McMurtry, the veteran Western writer who shared the award for best adapted screenplay. The original title was "Backcrack Mountain." In related news,...
  • Did South Park Predict Brokeback Mountain?

    03/10/2006 7:49:20 PM PST · by Panerai · 29 replies · 1,409+ views
    Slash Film ^ | 03/03/2006 | Jon Mezzera
    South Park has done several great episodes lampooning popular films. One of my personal favorites involves the children dressed up like Lord of the Rings characters taking a pornography tape back to the video store while avoiding the temptation of watching it and trying to escape some older kids who want the tape for themselves. While I’ve never been a big fan of the show, I have grown more fond of it lately, and I’m pretty sure I watched every episode this season. Series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are capable of being very topical in that they can...
  • Many Couples Must Negotiate Terms of 'Brokeback' Marriages

    03/09/2006 2:06:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 113 replies · 3,413+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 7, 2006 | KATY BUTLER
    One hour into "Brokeback Mountain," Amy Jo Remmele began to cry, and not just for the woman on-screen, standing in a doorway in Riverton, Wyo., watching her husband embrace a man. "When I saw that look in her eyes, I thought, 'Oh, yeah.' Even though I never saw my husband with another man, I knew exactly how that woman would have felt," said Mrs. Remmele, a respiratory therapist in rural Minnesota. On June 1, 2000, Mrs. Remmele, then 31, discovered her husband's profile on the Web site gay.com. The couple stayed up all that night weeping and talking. Soon afterward,...
  • Losing hearts and minds

    03/08/2006 11:24:06 AM PST · by JZelle · 8 replies · 725+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-8-06 | Ted Baehr/Tom Snyder
    During the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the major movie studios worked closely with the Protestant Film Office and the Roman Catholic Legion of Decency to reach the broadest possible audience and to avoid governmental censorship. Due to this partnership, films like "Ben Hur" and "The Ten Commandments" became the two highest grossing religious pictures of all time. Because of a withdrawal of funding by conservative denominations and in-fighting among liberal denominations, however, the Protestant Film Office shut its doors in 1966, contrary to the desires of many studio heads at the time. This invaluable...
  • Brokeback Mountain: No Gay Agenda, Oh Really.

    03/07/2006 8:19:22 PM PST · by JohnRoss · 11 replies · 558+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/7/2006 | Gene Stone
    Gene Stone: Hollywood Hardly Hearts Homosexuals Gene Stone Tue Mar 7, 12:47 AM ET One of the best rumors floating around on DataLounge.com, the popular gay website, is that old Hollywood was so determined to stop Brokeback Mountain from receiving a Best Picture Oscar that Jack Nicholson, who announced the award, promised his cronies that if Brokeback won, he would announce the movie Crash instead. What could the Academy do about it? They couldn't take it back. They couldn't award another one to Brokeback. ADVERTISEMENT It's a pleasantly paranoid possibility, about as likely to be true as Tom Cruise being...
  • Priest Advises a “Brokeback Lent”, Homily Encourages Propaganda Film

    03/07/2006 4:27:36 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies · 1,082+ views
    LifeSite ^ | March 7, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    Priest Advises a “Brokeback Lent”, Homily Encourages Propaganda Film By John-Henry Westen BOSTON, March 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The homosexual propaganda film Brokeback Mountain, besides winning three Oscars over the weekend, has shown itself as an adept tool for outing dissidents within the Catholic Church.  While committed Catholics have seen in the film as a dangerous propaganda tool which normalizes homosexuality, left-leaning Catholics have been hard-pressed to outdo one another in lauding the film. First, the director for the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting Harry Forbes gushed over Brokeback saying, "Director Ang Lee tells the story with a sure sense...
  • Was There a 'Brokeback' Backlash?

    03/06/2006 5:35:10 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 870+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7 March 2006
    NEW YORK -- We chatted about it, joked about it, argued about it, spoofed it. "Brokeback Mountain" was everywhere in our popular culture - yet it lost the big Oscar it was supposed to win. Was there a "Brokeback Backlash," or was "Crash" just the worthy contender that came on strong in the final Best Picture stretch? There were as many theories being offered up Monday as there are "Brokeback" parodies on the Internet. One theory was that, despite the hoopla, the endless late-night monologues and the clever imitations, people (Academy voters, that is) didn't really love the soulful saga...
  • Oscars Bank on 'Brokeback' to Grab Viewers (Delusional Alert)

    03/05/2006 12:00:21 PM PST · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 126 replies · 2,042+ views
    Oscars Bank on 'Brokeback' to Grab Viewers By DAVID GERMAIN LOS ANGELES (AP) - The year of the small movie could mean small ratings for the Academy Awards, whose organizers hoped a new host and the cultural buzz over front-runner "Brokeback Mountain" would beef up viewership for Sunday's show. The Oscars generally lure their biggest audiences in years when blockbusters such as "Titanic" or "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" are favored to win. This year's best-picture lineup has been heralded as an artistic triumph of daring, character-driven stories, yet none of the contenders had the...
  • History Swings Both Ways (Mark Steyn On Islamists Not Into The "Brokeback Mountain" Thing Alert)

    03/05/2006 4:26:31 AM PST · by goldstategop · 62 replies · 2,069+ views
    Western Standard ^ | 02/27/06 | Mark Steyn
    Well, it's true that the average 25-year-old does not feel about homosexuality the way his great-grandfather felt at that age. In that sense, there is indeed a "rising tide." But the salient feature of tides is that they go out again. Whatever their appeals to virtue, inevitablist theories of history are always the weakest--the notion that progress is a ratchet effect, moving irreversibly in one direction. On September 10, 2001, for example, not many commentators in North America or Europe paid much attention to the views of Islamic lobby groups. The idea that whether something does or does not cause...
  • Oscars tension mounts as 'Brokeback Mountain' rides

    03/05/2006 3:24:29 AM PST · by albyjimc2 · 75 replies · 1,751+ views
    HOLLYWOOD (AFP) - Tension reached fever pitch as Hollywood began the final countdown to Sunday's Oscars, with a posse of "serious" films, led by "Brokeback Mountain," set to overrun the big night. As workers frantically put the finishing touches on preparations for the 78th annual Academy Awards, which start with the legendary red carpet celebrity fashion show, the anxious nominees are crossing their fingers. In a year laden with small-budget movies packing weighty political or social messages, Taiwan director Ang Lee's film about gay cowboys is the frontrunner for the top awards, including best picture and best director. "We're almost...
  • 'Brokeback' blasted by animal activists

    03/02/2006 3:36:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 581+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3 March 2006
    "Brokeback Mountain," the controversial film about homosexual cowboys in love, allegedly had a lack of loving concern for the animals featured in the film. The American Humane Association has fired off a letter to the movie's director, Ang Lee, expressing dismay over reports animal care and protection guidelines were violated during production of the Oscar-nominated film, claiming it sends "a dangerous message" that the public condones animal endangerment for the sake of entertainment. "The excessively rough handling of the sheep and horses leaves viewers questioning whether anyone was looking out for the safety of those animals," wrote Marie Belew Wheatley,...
  • Brokeback Boston Legal (Vanity)

    03/02/2006 6:43:20 AM PST · by Dr._Joseph_Warren · 14 replies · 844+ views
    03/02/06 | Dr. Joseph Warren
    Question for those who watched this weeks Boston Legal. I have the distinct impression that two of the main characters, close buddies Denny Crane and Alan Shore, will soon have a 'brokeback mountain' episode. The writers have already had them sleeping in the same room on a fishing trip, then sharing a bed to combat Alan's 'night terrors'. Now Alan is moving in with Denny to comfort him through his recent marriage/divorce. The writers repeatedly use the Denny Crane character as a useful conservative idiot. This season, each episode has become more ultra-liberal agenda pushing than the next. It truly...
  • Brokeback Mountain Pez dispensers available on E-bay

    03/02/2006 5:38:25 AM PST · by seanmerc · 50 replies · 1,772+ views
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6609548779
  • Hollywood: 'Brokeback'—No Bump

    03/01/2006 5:24:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 619+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 3/6/06 | Sean Smith
    March 6, 2006 issue - An Oscar nod for Best Picture often means big box-office increases, but "Brokeback Mountain" hasn't gotten the kind of bump insiders expected. Unlike last year's "Million Dollar Baby," which saw an 88 percent increase between the noms and Oscar night, and "Chicago," which shot up 100 percent, the grosses for "Brokeback" have actually been declining every weekend.
  • 'Brokeback' named Hollywood word of the year

    02/28/2006 3:01:09 PM PST · by Angus MacGregor · 36 replies · 877+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 28, 2006
    'Brokeback' named Hollywood word of the year Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:33 AM ET LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - And the winner for Hollywood's word of the year is "Brokeback," thanks to all the talk around the water cooler and Internet jokes that have turned a film about two gay cowboys into a cultural phenomenon. The nonprofit group Global Language Monitor placed "Brokeback" -- as in the film title "Brokeback Mountain" -- at the top of its list of Hollywood words and phrases that captured attention this year. Paul JJ Payack, the head of Global Language Monitor, said the movie became...
  • What Straights Think About Gays

    02/27/2006 2:46:01 PM PST · by prman · 92 replies · 2,895+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | February 27, 2006 | Barrett Kalellis
    Considering the current hoo-hah over the movie "Brokeback Mountain" and whether it will win any Academy Awards brings into focus what the appeal of this movie might be for straights – heterosexual persons, that is. While I am aware that there is a larger context for this movie in the social arena – a serious dramatic treatment of homosexual love – and that gay advocacy groups consider this another victory in their agenda to break barriers and normalize homosexuality, my personal reaction is to question why I would want to see a movie on this theme. Because of the strength...
  • Brokeback Syndrome — More Than One Way Off the Mountain

    02/25/2006 3:31:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,664+ views
    CERC ^ | February 2006 | Warren Throckmorton, PhD
    By now, the plot line of Brokeback Mountain is well known. For those just returning from another planet, here it is: in the early 1960s, two young, male sheep herders, Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar become sexually involved for a summer on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming. Then, with no strings attached, they move on to marry heterosexually. After a few years they reunite and go on periodic fishing trips together where their fishing lines never get wet. Eventually Ennis' marriage falls apart and Jack dies via suspicious circumstances.   Brokeback Mountain has been billed by some as a universal...
  • I love Brokeback Mountain

    02/23/2006 1:01:39 PM PST · by LivinRight · 52 replies · 1,264+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | 02/23/2006 | LivinRight
    Is there any crime that is rewarded more richly by the United States...
  • 'Brokeback' shirts go for $100,000

    02/22/2006 5:15:24 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies · 514+ views
    CNN News ^ | February 22, 2006
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Tom Gregory just spent more than $100,000 on two used cowboy shirts. And he couldn't be happier. The shirts are the ones worn by the ill-fated lovers, played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, in Oscar front-runner "Brokeback Mountain." The shirts that represent their relationship. The shirts that, to Gregory, represent the ongoing plight of gays for acceptance in society. "They really are the ruby slippers of our time," said Gregory, 45. A longtime gay activist, Gregory plans to keep the shirts "as they were, on the hanger, entwined."
  • Semi-News: Nelson Unveils 'Gay Cowboy' Song

    02/21/2006 9:30:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 310+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 19 Feb 2006 | John Semmens
    Country singer Willie Nelson chose Valentine's Day to release the gay-themed song "On the Rod Again." The Texas country icon sings about love among men on the range. The song aims to show Mr. Nelson's support for gays, particularly to conservative country-music fans. The song was unveiled on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio show. Stern provided accompanying grunts and squeals in the studio as the record was played. The timing of the song's release coincides with a time when the idea of gay cowboys is being discussed throughout the media in response to the success of the Academy Award-nominated film...
  • Liberals Delude Themselves on Brokeback Mountain's Popularity

    02/20/2006 11:52:55 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 159 replies · 5,299+ views
    RealCearPolitics.com ^ | 2/20/06 | John Leo
    Mickey Kaus at Kausfiles.com says that the gay-cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain has the same marketing strategy as Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Both, he says, have been hyped as blue-state movies that are reaching and changing minds in the cities of red America. He calls this the "Heartland Breakout Meme”. ("Meme" refers to a cultural copying unit that hops from brain to brain without much thought or any at all). What Kaus means is that the mainstream media keep reinforcing ideas liberals want to believe, whether they are true or not. But the alleged breakout of Fahrenheit appears to be myth,...
  • Red and blue states bash and boost 2005's best picture nominations (Barf Alert!)

    02/15/2006 2:48:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 245+ views
    MSN ^ | 2/15/06 | Kathleen Murphy
    You wouldn't know it these days, what with all the kerfuffle about this year's "controversial" nominations, but Oscar really is a very old-fashioned and conservative kind of guy. It's not as if Academy voters are wild-eyed radicals or elderly anarchists looking to advance agendas anathema to the Heartland. Despite red state paranoia, what turns Oscar on -- bottom-line -- is almost always money, not politics. Box-office clout -- and sometimes verging-on-maudlin sentimentality -- has traditionally carried far more weight among Academy oldsters than cutting-edge socio-political content or avant-garde art. Hollywood talent can afford to be PC to the max, but...
  • Ebay sells shirts from Brokeback Mountain

    02/14/2006 1:41:19 PM PST · by reagandemo · 15 replies · 395+ views
    Ebay ^ | 2/14/2006 | Ebay
    JACK'S SHIRTS FROM BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN! JAKE GYLLENHAAL! Proceeds to benefit Variety - The Children's Charity
  • Gonzaga fans chant BROKE-BACK MOUNTAIN, at opposing players

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players. The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some fans during Monday's game against Saint Mary's, and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay. The chants were the subject of several classroom discussions over the past week, and the faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students this week to avoid "inappropriate chants" during the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Stanford, which was nationally televised on ESPN. "We implore the students of the...
  • New San Francisco Archbishop Thinks Gay Propaganda Film "Brokeback Mountain" is "Very Powerful"

    02/13/2006 4:28:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 1,878+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/13/06 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Questions have swirled about Pope Benedict XVI's appointment of former Utah Bishop George Niederauer to be Archbishop of San Francisco, a post Archbishop Niederauer took up this week.  With its reputation for being a hotbed of the "gay subculture" many were looking at how the new archbishop would address the matter.From recent indications, some Catholics are now especially concerned about the archbishop.The San Francisco Chronicle has posted an interview with the incoming archbishop, conducted by the paper's 'gay and lesbian issues' newsman Wyatt Buchanan.  During the interview, Archbishop Niederauer makes a disturbing...
  • Basketball fans asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain"

    02/12/2006 9:22:26 AM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies · 679+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 11, 2006
    Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players. The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some fans during Monday's game against Saint Mary's, and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay. The chants were the subject of several classroom discussions over the past week, and the faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students this week to avoid "inappropriate chants" during the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Stanford, which was nationally televised on ESPN. "We implore the students of the Kennel Club to...
  • Arrested for asking for quiet in cinema

    02/11/2006 9:05:58 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 119 replies · 3,457+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 11, 2006 | NICK PAPPS
    AN Australian tourist has been charged with assault after telling a Texas woman to stop talking on her mobile phone at the movies. Pauline Clayton was enjoying a matinee screening of Brokeback Mountain in a Texas cinema when her day suddenly turned ugly. The former Sunshine Coast councillor said about halfway through the movie, a mobile phone started ringing nearby, a woman answered it and started talking. "I put one finger up to my mouth to shoosh her," Ms Clayton said. "She ignored me - I then leaned across and touched her with three or four fingers on the top...
  • Judge calls pedophile 'the worst I have ever sentenced' (Gives a 467 year sentence)

    02/11/2006 12:02:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 3,894+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | 2/9/06 | SignOnSanDiego
    SAN DIEGO – A pedophile who was part of the international child pornography ring that exchanged videos and photos of themselves molesting children was sentenced Thursday to more than 467 years to life in state prison. Paul Whitmore, a former counselor for autistic children, was convicted Nov. 30 of 51 felony charges, including committing a lewd act on a child, aggravated sexual assault on a child, posing a minor for pictures involving sexual conduct for commercial purposes and attempting to dissuade a witness from reporting a crime. The verdicts included special allegations of bondage, sodomy, sexual penetration, oral copulation and...
  • Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Ex-Gay Cowboys (homosexuality is incurable, etc.)

    02/10/2006 1:14:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 116 replies · 2,721+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 10, 2006 | DAN SAVAGE
    -snip- gay cowboys try, as best they can, to quit one another. They marry women, start families. But their wives are crushed when they realize their husbands don't, and can't, ever really love them. "Brokeback Mountain" makes clear that it would have been better for all concerned if Jack and Ennis had lived in a world where they could simply be together. -snip- Straight audiences are watching and loving "Brokeback Mountain" — that's troubling to evangelical Christians who have invested a decade and millions of dollars promoting the notion that gay men can be converted to heterosexuality, or become "ex-gay."...
  • FR member 'JustAWoman' Radio highlights from her first show (audio from 4 interviews)

    02/09/2006 5:29:07 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 448+ views
    'Just A Woman' ^ | Wednesday February 8th, 2006 | Lores Rizkalla
    All audio from these interviews is here --- What's up with Alito? Lawyer and blogger Chris Price (aka Layman) breaks down what you need to know about the new Supreme Court Justice. --- Conservative African American: oxymoron?African American President of the Southern California Republican Club , Austin Dragon, tells his story of crossing the political spectrum. What happened to turn this man from a liberal to a conservative? He also had a thing or two to say about Julian Bond and the NAACP! :) --- Who is being "abused" at UCLA: Students or Professors? Bruin Republican President Faith Christiansen gives...
  • HOMOS ON THE RANGE

    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)...
  • How Gay Will Oscar Go?

    02/02/2006 8:23:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies · 2,149+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 2/1/06 | Nikkie Finke
    Given that it's Oscar time, I nominate the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Bunch of Hypocrites. That’s because this year’s dirty little secret is the anecdotal evidence pouring in to me about hetero members being unwilling to screen Brokeback Mountain. For a community that takes pride in progressive values, it’s shameful that Hollywood’s homophobia may be on a par with Pat Robertson’s. Despite the hype you’re reading in the press and on the Internet about Brokeback, with its eight nominations, being the supposed favorite to take home the Best Picture Oscar on March 5, Crash could...