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  • Bathroom bullies cost Curt Schilling his job at ESPN [Who Else Will Be Forced to Conform?]

    04/21/2016 8:53:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    We are in the midst of a top-down sexual revolution, being forced on the public by the massed power of media, corporations, and governments in thrall to the small but powerful sexual minority intent on redefining sexuality.  Those who dare to oppose them, especially with mockery, can see their livelihoods destroyed.  They cannot handle mockery, because their latest cause is absurd and based on lies. Curt Schilling, a hero to Red Sox Nation and a highly regarded baseball analyst for CNN, dared to protest and mock the forcible intrusion of males on women’s restrooms.  As The New York Times...
  • Trump: Transgenders Should 'Use the Bathroom That They Feel Is Appropriate'

    04/21/2016 6:53:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 949 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2016 | Susan Jones
    Republican Donald Trump says he'd be fine with Caitlyn Jenner using the bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower. (AP File Photo) (CNSNews.com) - Republican Donald Trump, appearing on Thursday's "Today" show, said transgenders should be allowed to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." "So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" host Matt Lauer asked Trump. "That is correct," Trump said. Asked for his view on the North Carolina bathroom controversy, Trump said the state has "paid a...
  • Pepsi chief executive joins criticism of North Carolina law on LGBT rights

    04/03/2016 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    The chief executive of Pepsi, a company with roots in North Carolina, has written to Governor Pat McCrory to ask him to repeal a new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people over public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. Nooyi also said the law was undermining efforts to advance North Carolinas interests, and she said she hoped McCrory would consider repealing the law when the state legislature reconvenes later this month.
  • McDonald's-ad-featuring-gay-son-coming-out-sparks-controversy

    03/10/2016 10:30:32 PM PST · by Kudsman · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Religious groups in Taiwan are calling for a boycott of McDonalds after the fast food giant premiered a commercial they say promotes gay issues." The minute-and-a-half ad features a boy coming out to his father by writing, I like boys on a McCafe coffee cup and sliding it across the table.
  • He|| Yes: Obama Wants to Spend $4 Billion to Fill Our Roads With Autonomous Vehicles

    01/14/2016 9:45:47 PM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 1/13/2016 | Bryan Lufkin
    The American government is officially putting a giant vote of confidence behind self-driving cars. And the cash to back it up. Today, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is announcing a nearly $4 billion plan that’ll help manufacturers and tech companies develop safe, automated vehicles in the next ten years with real-world pilot projects. It’s all part of President Obama’s plan to make American transportation as futuristic as possible. The funds, which have been set aside in the proposed federal budget for 2017, will go toward pilot programs in specific transportation corridors in the US. The government will then work with...
  • Apple hardware gains popularity in the enterprise

    12/09/2015 9:49:24 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 59 replies
    Betanews ^ | December 9, 2015 | By Ian Barker
    Apple devices are becoming an integral part of today's enterprise environment, with nearly all enterprise IT professionals saying that their internal teams provide support for Mac, iPhone and iPad devices.This is among the findings of a survey amongst IT professionals by Apple device management company JAMF Software. It shows that 96 percent of teams support Macs, 84 percent iPhones and 81 percent iPads. The survey shows that user preference is the number one reason for the increased adoption of Mac (81 percent) and iOS devices (84 percent). As organizations continue to implement user choice programs, more and more employees are...
  • Barack Obama's full speech at Paris climate summit (they try in vain to shut him up)

    12/01/2015 1:44:27 AM PST · by InMemoriam · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2015 | New China TV
    Obama and the other leaders were requested to give three minute introductory addresses. At 8:41 on the video, they begin to try to finally shut him up. They try again every thirty seconds...until it becomes obvious that he could care less...
  • Is there anyplace left for Christians to shop?

    11/24/2015 5:23:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    WND.COM ^ | 24 NOVEMBER 2015 | LINDA HARVEY
    Well, it’s that time again – time to get out the Christmas list and start hitting the stores. The problem is – what stores? For any Christian who wants to spend hard-earned dollars with family-friendly, Christian-affirming retailers, restaurants and service providers, the list is growing shorter all the time. I stopped shopping at Macy’s in 2011 after learning about the retailer’s grossly unjust policy against women. Macy’s management said “yes” to a transsexual young man’s demand to change in the women’s dressing room and rejected a Christian employee’s attempt to block his inappropriate access, even firing her because of her...
  • Major donors consider funding Black Lives Matter

    11/13/2015 5:57:16 AM PST · by W. · 32 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | 11/13/15 05:11 AM EST | Kenneth P. Vogel and Sarah Wheaton
    Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement, POLITICO has learned. The meetings are taking place at the annual winter gathering of the Democracy Alliance major liberal donor club, which runs from Tuesday evening through Saturday morning and is expected to draw Democratic financial heavyweights, including Tom Steyer and Paul Egerman. The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful...
  • Obama backs ‘Equality Act,’ which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. “That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • I got slimed by Marco Rubio: The massive debate fail shows off his ignorance

    11/12/2015 12:23:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 12, 2015 | Avery Kolers, professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville.
    A market economy is a tool for securing human welfare and promoting human freedom. It may or may not be effective at those things, but either way, that's what it is: a tool. Sadly, the contemporary Republican Party has elevated that tool into a religion, bowing before it and disparaging those who don't.We need some philosophers to scrutinize that religion's dogmas, and we need some welders to help dismantle its gaudy temples. Last night, as I listened to the Republican debate, I was surprised to hear my own profession called out by name. I am a professor of philosophy. Accordingly,...
  • Paul Singer: Gay Marriage’s Time Has Come

    11/01/2015 6:03:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://observer.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Paul Singer
    On Feb. 24, the Citizens Committee for New York City, a civic group founded in 1975 at the apex of the city’s fiscal crisis, honored the legal giants David Boies and Ted Olson. Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, presented them with the New Yorker for New York Award. Below are Mr. Singer’s remarks. It is my honor to present tonight’s New Yorker for New York Award to Ted Olson and David Boies. Ted and David are receiving this award for their tireless work on behalf of marriage equality—the right of gay and lesbian couples to participate equally with...
  • Does Apple Have a Role in Political Discussion? (Video)

    10/19/2015 11:00:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | 10-20-2015
    Tim Cook: I think that ... the business has the responsibility ... of within the communities that they operate ... to be ... a ... great service ... and then we're global company and so I think we have a responsibility to be of great global service ... and so it as I look it that when we don't ... we don't get into ... the whole ... set of issues that we ... don't bring and expertise or ... for a i am ... or have had some knowledge of or write whoa the things that that we're focused...
  • My Theory on McDonalds Demise

    10/19/2015 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 148 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the last couple or three days I have been reading more and more stories about how much trouble McDonald's is in that they may not make it. It's gotten to the point now where McDonald's may not make it. And the last story that I have here is from Business Insider, and the headline is, "McDonald's Franchisees Say the Brand Is in a Deep Depression and Is Facing its Final Days." And everybody is trying to figure out what happened. You know, McDonald's dates back to -- well, in its current iteration -- the mid-sixties. It wasn't Ray...
  • Democrats are the best friends big business ever had

    10/13/2015 3:50:31 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/12/2015 | Staff
    Regulation: You can bet all the contenders at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate will say they're the toughest on big business. What they won't say is their own policies favor big business, big time.
  • Campbell Soup Shows 'Real, Real Life' With Commercial Starring Gay Couple

    10/06/2015 10:46:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 52 replies
    AdAge ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jessica Wohl.
    Campbell Soup's first major brand push in five years depicts real families, including a gay couple and their son, along with real weather patterns as the soup giant tries to tap into what's really going on in people's lives when it's time for soup. The effort carries the new tagline "Made for Real, Real Life," which aligns with the company's corporate purpose of "real food that matters for life's moments."
  • Taste the Rainbow: Doritos to Launch Pride Flag-Inspired Tortilla Chips

    09/17/2015 6:15:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 96 replies
    yahoo ^ | Sept. 17, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    Doritos Rainbows are a limited-edition version of its Cool Ranch-flavored tortilla chips to show the chipmakers support of the LGBT community. The chips come in shades of green, blue, purple, red, and orange inspired by colors of the Pride flag (or, perhaps, Skittles taste the rainbow tagline). Theres nothing bolder than being yourself, the company declares on the package.
  • Office Depot Apologizes to Woman Over Anti-Abortion Fliers

    09/11/2015 8:40:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | 9/11/15
    <p>The CEO of Office Depot apologized Friday to a suburban Chicago woman who said the company discriminated against her religious beliefs when its employees told her that making copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy.</p> <p>Maria Goldstein, who is Roman Catholic, asked the Office Depot in Schaumburg last month to make 500 copies of "A Prayer for Planned Parenthood."</p>
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program in itself secretive there was also the matter of secret side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • Why Mark Cuban wasnt happy with Trump during debate; Mavs owner says Ted Cruz made his skin crawl

    08/06/2015 10:35:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Dallas Mavericks Blog ^ | August 6, 2015 | Joshua Friemel
    <p>While you might have been playing Guidelives ultimate drinking game during the GOP presidential debate, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was live Cyber Dusting the event.</p> <p>He touched on Donald Trump as well as some other candidates. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even talked about Trump today after practice in Oxnard, Calif.</p>
  • The Surveillance State Goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Is Watching (& Logging) Everything

    08/02/2015 2:06:44 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 51 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden!
    From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers' basic information - name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics - but it also digs a bit deeper... and finding answers is not easy, as one privacy expert exclaimed, "there is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across 13 different Settings screens and an external website constitutes 'real transparency'."
  • If being gay is not a choice, why so much proselytizing?

    07/20/2015 2:34:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/20/15 | Newsmachete
    Scott Walker was asked whether being gay was a choice. This was important to ask because homosexuals are an estimated 1%-2% of the population (not including transvestites who declare themselves gay, which actually makes them straight), so I understand the need to constantly talk about this little group at the expense of issues affecting the other 98%. So Walker was asked whether being gay is a choice and so far, unlike other gay-topical questions, he has only given one answer, which is "I don't know." But what I want to know is, if being gay isn't a choice, why is...
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...
  • Check Out The Graphic On Google

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 49 replies
    Vanity
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  • This Republican presidential candidate has the sickest Donald Trump burn yet

    07/04/2015 6:35:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 4, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Next in line to denounce Donald Trump? Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Trump has been the subject of intense criticism from both parties after declaring several weeks ago that Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and drug-runners. On Saturday, Graham told Business Insider that Trump was using needlessly divisive, un-presidential rhetoric. "He's running to be president of all of us," Graham said. "It takes a level of maturity and thoughtfulness and demeanor that's not being exhibited here." The Senator also made several cracks about recent decisions by businesses like NBC and NASCAR to cut ties with the real estate mogul. "As a...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • NASCAR to fans: No more Confederate flags at our races, okay? [More Capitulation]

    07/02/2015 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    If we’re going to purge “The Dukes of Hazzard,” we might as well get Confederate flags out of American car culture entirely, I guess.For once, I think this is more than mindless corporate piggybacking on a social trend. According to a study done last year, NASCAR has a whiter audience than any other major American sport. Yes, really: At 94 percent, it’s even whiter than the NHL’s (slightly) and the PGA’s. Having the rebel flag in the infield won’t help change that. “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the desire to make our events among...
  • Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebooks Homosexual Propaganda

    07/02/2015 5:32:05 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 30 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebooks Homosexual Propaganda By Julio Severo In celebration of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling favoring homosexual marriage last week, Facebook launched an app called Lets Celebrate Pride, which allowed users to overlay an image of the homosexual rainbow over their profile picture. Facebook expected many millions of its users to celebrate, but from its 1.44 billion users, just 26 million did less than 2 per cent. The fact is, the absolute majority of Facebook users did not want to get involved in the Facebooks homosexual propaganda. Compounding the failure, there was an...
  • The Unlikely Turning Point in the Same Sex Marriage Battle (Trump's Pro-Gay Pageant)

    07/02/2015 6:55:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    This past weekend has been heady one for our friends on the soft-core left. Without ever attending a meeting, let alone a march, or even making a donation, they got to celebrate Obergefell v. Hodges as if it were V-J day. These are the same people, of course, who protested not a peep in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law, the same people who voted giddily for Barack Obama in 2008 despite his avowed support for traditional marriage, the same people who cannot wait until their next water cooler encounter to dress down some...
  • Non-Western Countries Fed Up With Gay Agenda

    06/30/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    churchmillitant.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Ryan Fitzgerald
    DETROIT, June 30, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Non-Western countries are getting fed up with the spread of the gay agenda in their countries. This has led one Russian lawmaker to promise that he will have the rainbow flag banned from his country after seeing it plastered all over social media. Following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of so-called gay marriage, he says, "[T]he United States must have gone completely mad and now its gay delirium is threatening the entire civilized world." "Billions of U.S. dollars will flood into gay propaganda all over the world, creating the grounds for 'rainbow revolutions,'" he...
  • Ben & Jerry's Renames Ice Cream Flavor to Honor Gay Marriage

    06/27/2015 10:56:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, Jun 26, 2015
    Friday marked a major milestone for same-sex marriage in the U.S. and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is among those celebrating the landmark Supreme Court decision. The beloved brand's classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream has a new name to honor marriage equality. Relabeled "I Dough, I Dough," the carton depicts interlocking wedding bands, a red heart, rainbow flag and two cows with their tails linked. "With this ruling, the SCOTUS recognizes the bond of love and commitment between two people, and protects the fundamental rights and freedoms that come with it," Ben & Jerry's said in...
  • Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers [Dominos Free Pizza!]

    06/27/2015 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | June 27, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felto
    Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felton 27 June 2015 Shortly after 10am on Friday, Chris Berghuis was barraged by texts from his partner, Derek Davis, asking: Are you here yet? The destination was the Washtenaw County Clerks office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where marriage licenses were being issued to both same-sex and heterosexual couples after the states marriage ban had been struck down in a pivotal supreme court ruling that brought marriage equality to the entire United States. Davis filled out the forms while his soon-to-be-husband drove from work, ecstatic...
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships, reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • As (gay) pride soars, Apple adds LGBT featured section to the App Store

    06/27/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    CNet ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anthony Domanico
    Apple has added an LGBT section to its App Store that showcases apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. It's Gay Pride in cities worldwide this month, an event sure to get a big boost of excitement following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. And in what some digerati may consider added cause for celebration, Apple has added an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) section on the App Store that showcases tons of content for the LGBT community. The section, which went live on the App Store...
  • Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Gay Marriage Vote In Its Own, Unique Way

    06/27/2015 10:50:29 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 27, 2015
    Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Gay Marriage Vote In Its Own, Unique Way Company renames one of its best-selling ice creams, as Apple boss Tim Cook hails a 'victory for equality, perseverance and love' By Andrew Trotman Ben & Jerry's has renamed one of its best-selling ice creams to mark America's decision to make gay marriage legal. The US dairy giant has changed the name of its iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to "I Dough, I Dough", and designed a special commemorative tub. It follows the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage should be allowed across the entire US,...
  • Wal-Mart makes ISIS battle flag cake...Rejects confederate flag cake

    06/27/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/26/15
    On 06/25/15 I attempted to get an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States........but you can't buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It's a damn shame.
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. As a result of Fridays ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage, they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspapers editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed but only for a limited period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: Clarification: We will not...
  • These charts show that any meaningful opposition to gay marriage will soon die out

    06/26/2015 12:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2015 | DRAKE BAER AND SKYE GOULD
    In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then came Belgium in 2003, South Africa in 2006, and Argentina in 2010. With Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling, the United States has done the same.Given that the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness until 1973, that's quite the turnaround. As the Pew Research Center has documented in their polling, the stance on same-sex marriage in America has undergone a radical transformation in the past 12 years. In the words of Time reporter David Von Drehle, same-sex marriage is an "increasingly uncontroversial controversy."In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then...
  • These 5 Trans Models Are Changing the Face of Fashion

    06/25/2015 10:38:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Timothy Mitchell
    Caitlyn Jenner may have snagged that Vanity Fair cover, but shes not the only photogenic trans woman making moves and shaking up the game. Despite the ever-present specter of tokenism, openly transgender models have in the past few years forged an important presence in fashion on top runways, in glossy editorials and even in high-profile campaigns. Theres still a long way to go, but as a toast to progress and Pride month (celebrated internationally in June), here are five barrier-smashing stunners who represent a good start.
  • Tim Cook takes Apple down the dark road of censorship

    06/25/2015 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    CiO Magazine ^ | Jun 25, 2015 10:47 AM PT | By Jim Lynch
    A couple of days ago, I wrote about the difficulties Apple would face if it tried to censor the Confederate flag in its online stores. Unfortunately, the company - under Tim Cook's leadership - wasted no time in engaging in reactionary censorship of the Confederate flag in its app store. Touch Arcade and other sites are reporting that Apple has begun a ham-handed purge of the app store. The company has removed games and apps that include the Confederate flag: It's looking like Apple has pulled everything from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, regardless of context. The...
  • Our Civil War game has been removed from AppStore

    06/25/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 25 replies
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg ^ | 06-25-2015 | Nick Thomadis
    As you may have been already informed, Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game's content. We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield. We receive a lot of letters of gratitude...
  • Memo to: Nikki Haley (and the rest of the GOP) Thanks for opening the flood gates.

    06/25/2015 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 62 replies
    6/25/2015 | Self
    Dear Ms. Haley: Has it dawned on you that you cannot repeat - Cannot placate a mob of leftists bent on the destruction of freedom? That should have been obvious to you BEFORE your pandered to the masses. But alas, it should be readily apparent to you NOW. You could have simply waited a few news cycles and the whole thing would have blown over with the media chasing after yet another squirrel. This is what Communists on the Countrys left do all the time they Stonewall (oops! Can I even use that expression any more?) delay and...
  • The Stupid Partys Candidate: Running to the right isnt working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to stop being the stupid party. A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid partys standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. Its possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • Amazon admits government ordered them to stop selling the Confederate flag!

    06/24/2015 7:05:05 PM PDT · by proust · 114 replies
    Here is a recording of a guy calling Amazon and asking them why they stopped carrying the Confederate flag. At the end she admits the Gov't told them to.
  • A modest proposal: Lets ban the Mexican flag.

    06/24/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 86 replies
    June 18, 2015 | Anonymous
    So-called liberals are proudly displaying their disdain for Liberty calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from our midst. They say that the losers in a war shouldnt get to fly their flag, and theyve arbitrarily decided it represents racism not to mention it was right there with the Charleston Church shooter. Okay, lets apply that rationale to the flag of Mexico they lost a war with the US and as for racism, we should check with La Raza on that score. In addition the Mexican flag represents a clear and present danger to US sovereignty via...
  • Take Down the Fascist, Anti-Christian Gay-Pride Flag

    06/23/2015 8:48:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-2015 | John Nolte
    Under the banner of what is dishonestly called a gay pride or gay rights flag, hate, fascism, and intolerance has festered for years, specifically against Christians and conservatives. Under the auspices of a rights and equality symbol, Leftists have been on a rampage to take way the rights of others through bullying, lies, and online terrorism. The list of misdeeds and victims resulting from an increasingly emboldened Big Gay Hate Machine continues to grow. Under this banner of hate, people are outed against their will, terrorized out of business merely for being Christian, bullied and harassed for thoughtcrimes; moreover, hate...
  • EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site (And Etsy,Amazon, too)

    06/23/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 232 replies
    AP ^ | 6-23-2015 | Joseph Pisani
    Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. "This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance," said eBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff. The e-commerce company is the latest to prohibit the sale of Confederate merchandise following Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp.
  • The big payback: why are rappers suddenly OK with shilling for big brands?

    06/20/2015 10:06:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 17 June 2015 09.02 EDT | Ben Westhoff
    As we learned from Mad Men, the advertising industry is ever intent on harnessing trends that are bubbling up organically. Countercultural ideals (say, hippie-era peace and love) are wedded to a mainstream product (say, Coke) and blasted to the mainstream before anyone knows whats hit them. Which is why hip-hop and advertising go together so well. Firmly rooted in youth culture, hip-hop is edgy but accessible, a combination that companies adore. It can be exciting to see your favorite rapper validated in big-name plugs, whether its Jay Z for Hewlett Packard or Eminem for Chrysler. But for every carefully considered,...
  • Chobani Releases Sexy Yogurt Commercial Featuring Lesbian Couple In Bed

    06/17/2015 6:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Add another to the list of gay-friendly advertisers Chobani. The Greek yogurt company has released a romantic, undeniably hot commercial featuring a same-sex couple. Like Wells Fargos recent commercial, a lesbian couple is featured, but Chobani has added a lot more sizzle. A beautiful woman sits in bed and licks the yogurt from her spoon. She tickles the foot of her partner, whose back is to the camera, and then hops out of the bed, with only a sheet, loosely draped around her nude body. The beckoning blue sea is just outside the window. Then comes the reveal. The...
  • Homo ests?: Heres how Chipotle celebrated this weekends Boston Pride Parade

    06/16/2015 9:21:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 58 replies
    Boston.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Thousands attended the 45th Boston Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon and Chipotle was not to be left out from the celebration. The burrito mega-chain asked customers for their preference for... Mexican food. Parade-goers had their choice of buttons displaying whether they swayed towards tacos or burritos.