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  • CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham

    02/23/2017 8:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joe Concha
    For its sixth political town hall of 2017, CNN will host Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The McCain-Graham event is scheduled for the day after President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate it before a live studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "McCain, Senate Armed Services Chair, and Graham, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, will discuss key issues facing the country including America’s place on the world stage, U.S. Russian policy,...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( - 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. 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( – 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,...