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  • "How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights" (The Atlantic)

    07/22/2014 1:56:20 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/21/14 | Molly Bally
    In the Hobby Lobby decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious freedom. But the major conflict that has erupted in the wake of that decision has been between religious freedom and gay rights. The resulting controversy has split gay-rights and faith groups on the left, with wide-ranging political fallout that some now fear could hurt both causes. One chapter of the controversy is set to close on Monday, when President Obama plans to sign a long-awaited executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gays and lesbians, according...
  • Why Does Political Correctness Mean the Transgender Person Is Always Right?

    07/19/2014 1:44:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 7/17/14 | Dori Monson
    I saw a story on KIRO TV about a person on Capitol Hill named Dylan Paul. Dylan Paul is 24 years old and transgender. Dylan was a man and now has breasts. But she still looks very much like a man if you watch the piece. The story reports on what happened when Dylan was working at Pagliacci up on Capitol Hill. She says that a customer mis-gendered her. According to Dylan, she was working at the salad station there and the customer said, 'Thanks man.' And she said, 'Well I'm not a man, I'm a ma'am.' "When he heard...
  • Transgender Pizza Employee Said She Quit Over Discrimination

    07/19/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | David Ham
    Dylan Paul, 24, said she was more than hurt when she complained that a customer mis-gendered her while she was working last Monday. “I was working the salad station near the entrance to the restaurant of Broadway Paggliacci’s. Working there, your function is greeting customers, taking and making salad orders, and bidding customers farewell. It was in the evening on a shift I’d picked up from a coworker when I was saying goodbye to one of our regular customers. He returned the gesture, misgendering me as “man,” which isn’t something too unusual in my life. I corrected him, “It’s ma’am...
  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The U.S. Constitution protects gay people’s right to marry the person they love. It does not, however, protect them from getting fired for doing so. Throughout the first decade of marriage equality, most states that legalized gay marriage also proscribed anti-gay employment discrimination, rendering this legal dissonance moot. But as more and more states find marriage equality foisted upon them by a judicial mandate, this discordance in rights presents something of a ticking time bomb for the LGBT movement. ...
  • Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby

    07/05/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Renew America ^ | 7-4-14 | Peter LaBarbera
    Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby -- and should they be worried? Court's defense of religious liberty for profit-making companies could help Christian small businessmen oppressed by "gay rights" laws By Peter LaBarbera It's easy to understand why hard-core feminists with their frenzied, overblown "War on Women" rhetoric would be outraged by the Supreme Court's upholding of Hobby Lobby's right as a Christian-run corporation not to be forced to provide abortifacients to its employees through an Obamacare mandate. (See Hillary's misinformation on the decision HERE.) But why are liberal "gay" activists freaking...
  • Angry, cross-dressing man injures two Denny's diners

    06/28/2014 6:03:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    XETV-TV San Diego ^ | June 27, 2014
    A cross-dressing man upset about losing his cellphone at a North Park restaurant flew into a violent rage there today, hurling objects that injured two diners before stealing someone else's phone and fleeing. The man -- dressed in a black ruffled skirt and a leopard-print bikini top -- entered the Denny's in the 2400 block of El Cajon Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m. and told a worker he lost his mobile phone in the business earlier in the week, according to San Diego police. He demanded to see surveillance video to try to determine what had happened to his phone,...
  • Texas GOP advances ‘reparative therapy’ for gays

    06/06/2014 2:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 2:51 AM EDT | Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert
    The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called “reparative therapy” on minors. A push to include the new anti-gay language survived a key vote late Thursday in Fort Worth at the Texas Republican Convention where, across the street, tea party star U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz fired up attendees at a rally to defend marriage as between a man and a woman. Under the new proposed plank, the Texas GOP will “recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of...
  • George Clooney had a drunken ‘hissy fit’ at Las Vegas casino, Steve Wynn says, after claims ...

    04/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nick Allen
    ... In a statement Clooney said: “There were nine people at that table so you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants He called the president an a—–e. That is a fact. I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a—–e’. At that point I told Steve that HE was an a—e and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. It had nothing...
  • Obama: Russia must pull back troops from Ukraine border

    03/28/2014 11:17:00 AM PDT · by traumer · 51 replies
    US President Barack Obama has urged Russia to "move back its troops" on Ukraine's border and lower tensions. Russia is believed to have massed a force of several thousand troops close to Ukraine's eastern frontier. Mr Obama told CBS News it may "be an effort to intimidate Ukraine, or it may be that [Russia has] additional plans." Meanwhile, a Russian security official has said intelligence measures are being stepped up to counter Western threats to Moscow's influence. Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine after voters in the region backed the move in a 16 March referendum. But both actions...
  • Obama Throws Hissy Fit Over Failed DOJ Nomination

    03/05/2014 7:04:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 57 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The Obama administration is smarting over having egg on its face after the US Senate failed to confirm the nomination of Debo Adegbile for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a stunning defeat after Harry Reid changed the rules were a nomination could now pass on a simple majority, the final tally was 47-52 against Adegbile. Democrats even brought in Joe Biden to cast the tiebreaking vote in order to confirm the nomination. However, seven Democrats (most likely looking at the upcoming midterm elections) split and voted against the nomination. When Obama nominated...
  • Crazy Radio Host: I Hate Homosexuality Because I Love Black Men

    02/20/2014 2:50:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Newsone ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Michael Arceneaux
    Bryan Fischer will say anything to legitimize his beliefs that gay people are cooties-having hedonists destined for a life of hell. Their greatest crime? Not certain types of relations, but daring to ask the majority at large that they treat people different from them with common decency and give them the same legal protections that they and their sexless marriages enjoy. When Don’t Ask , Don’t Tell was repealed, Fischer said it would lead to more pedophilia. Apparently, the road to Michael Sam is paved in R. Kelly stones (allegedly). Fischer once compared homosexuality to robbery, arguing, “Public policy should...
  • Kansas Bill To Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination Unlikely To Pass In State Senate

    02/17/2014 8:39:57 PM PST · by Coronal · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 17, 2014 | Eric Brown
    A bill passed by the Kansas House of Representatives that could legalize discrimination against gay couples seems unlikely to pass in the state Senate, according to Kansas lawmakers. On Wednesday, the Kansas House voted 72-49 to approve HB 2453, which offers legal protection to individuals and businesses that refuse service for same-sex couples, specifically those looking to get married. Under the bill’s language, individuals, businesses and government employees would be immune from legal reprisal for refusing service if they have “sincerely held religious beliefs” opposing customers’ marriages. Though the bill is described as protecting religious freedom, LGBT organizations see it...
  • Unbelievable.

    It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire. The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this...
  • Anti-gay demonstration reveals double-standard in Sochi « SI.com

    02/07/2014 4:29:49 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    M.SI.COM ^ | 2/7/2014 | unknown
    SOCHI — The protest was tiny by any global, urban standard. But the sentiment of the pair of men holding the signs was unmistakably loud. On a promenade in front of this city’s main railway station, one man held a placard, written in Russian and topped with an American flag, that read, GOD BLESS PUTIN BECAUSE HE IS AGAINST THE SIN OF SODOMY AND GOD BELIEVES IT IS DISGUSTING. Another raised a sign in English, this one surmounted by a Russian flag, with four boldfaced words: HOMO SEX IS SIN. Protests in and around these Olympic Winter Games are supposed...
  • Gay Activists Demand Phil Robertson Look Gays “In The Eyes And Listen To How He’s Hurt Them”

    12/30/2013 12:20:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 104 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 12/30/13 | Robert Rich
    After the long awaited and highly approved reversal of Phil Robertson’s suspension, it seems that not everyone is happy. Members of a gay rights group are demanding the Phil Robertson speak to the people he’s “hurt” and look them in the eye. (See also: Official: Phil Robertson To Be Put Back On Duck Dynasty) The country of America is a magical place full of people ready to be offended and members of GLAAD (Gay & Lesbians Alliance Against Defamation) are setting out to prove just that. In the land of double standards, members of the homosexual organization are making it...
  • Gay TMZ Chief Slams GLAAD: They Preach Tolerance But They Won’t Tolerate Religious Beliefs

    12/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | 12/20/2013
    This is a week old, but I hadn't seen this before. It's an interesting view from a gay man. GLAAD has way over stepped their bounds.
  • 'Duck Dynasty' - Other Networks Circle Like Sharks: If A&E Passes, We're In!

    12/22/2013 5:54:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 22, 2013 | Staff
    "Duck Dynasty" will NOT go homeless if A&E decides to pull the plug ... TMZ has learned, at least two other networks are salivating at the chance to pick up the popular reality show. The owner of the popular Christian-affiliated Hunt Channel -- a guy named Merrill Sport -- tells TMZ, he'd pick up DD in a heart beat ... and would beam the show straight to its most loyal viewers: sportsmen and Christians. He says, "We believe in the 2nd amendment and freedom of speech ... A&E needs to put on their big boy pants, and if they don't...
  • Phil Robertson Publicly Bashed Gays for Years -- A&E Knew All About It

    12/19/2013 12:10:45 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 76 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/19/13 | Staff
    A&E knew all about "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson feelings toward gays when it hired him -- because the guy openly preached that gays were going to hell years before the series started. Take a look at the video (above) of a 2010 sermon at Berean Bible Church in Pennsylvania ... it's pretty much your typical bible-thumping drill. Phil calls gay people shameful, perverse, heartless, faithless, senseless God haters ... destined for the burning pits of hell. snip
  • Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) makes controversial comments about homosexuality

    12/18/2013 5:56:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 134 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec. 18, 2013
    A&E star Phil Robertson made several controversial comments in the latest issue of GQ, on newsstands Dec. 24. When speaking to GQ, the “Duck Dynasty” dad spoke openly about his thoughts on homosexuality and various religious groups. “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
  • Elton John's tour of Russia on verge of collapse after singer makes 50 pages of demands

    12/02/2013 11:34:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/2013 | TED THORNHILL
    Elton John is due to perform in Russia this Friday and Saturday – but the concerts could be called off by local officials if they believe his performances will break their ‘gay propaganda’ laws. Despite Sir Elton being one of the most famous performers in the world, having sold more than 250 million records worldwide, if officials suspect he’s going to use his appearances to rail against Russia’s new rulings, they will pull the plug, according to The Times. Quoting Russian paper Your Day, it reports that preparations for the concerts – in Moscow's Crocus City Hall and Kazan -...
  • Many homosexuals hope to leave Russia

    11/08/2013 12:15:49 PM PST · by klpt · 54 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.11.2013 | Anna Peters
    Germany has granted a young doctor asylum due to his sexual orientation, after he faced persecution and social exclusion in Russia. Thanks to a recent EU ruling, other gays and lesbians will likely to follow. Pavel is gay. He is open about his sexuality, a fact which used to continuously cause outrage in Russia. "It is very unpleasant to be living in a society that thinks you are sick and backward, and where you can be fired from work just for being gay," he said. "At any moment, someone can chop your head off," that's how he described the fear...
  • Reid Slams New House GOP Debt Limit Offer (Hissy fit)

    10/15/2013 12:46:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/15/13 | Meredith Shiner
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday he was “blindsided” by news that House Republicans were moving forward on their own debt limit bill and “disappointed” in Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, for doing so. Reid said on the floor that the new House GOP plan — which includes a number of Obamacare-related provisions and omits instructions for a budget conference — is “unproductive” and “a waste of time,” suggesting its only purpose was to cater to tea party conservatives and preserve Boehner’s speakership. “I know I speak for many of us who have been working in good faith...
  • Why was the NPS.gov site made unavailable ?

    10/03/2013 9:58:30 AM PDT · by jilliane · 52 replies
    Nps.gov ^ | 2004 | Nps
    If the site is hosted internally, then what costs are there to leave the site up with no changes? If it's externally hosted then hosting fees are paid for in advance
  • Coors angers some Puerto Ricans by placing flag on beer cans

    05/31/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT · by xp38 · 33 replies
    PIX11 ^ | May 2013 | PIX11
    Cold beer has the blood boiling from the City Council to the Bronx. The Puerto Rican Day Parade is only weeks away, and once again, parade officials along with Coors Light are serving up controversy for the community Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is furious that the parade and MillerCoors would actually place a Puerto Rican flag on a Coors Light can and include a similar patriotic image as part of the campaign logo. “My initial reaction is that this is unacceptable,” Mark-Viverito said. RELATED: Controversial Puerto Rican Day Parade Coors Light ads taken down “Anybody that sees that image, on that...
  • Celebrity hive mind outraged by gun control vote (tweets at link)

    04/18/2013 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    We know we’re not famous actors who earn a living playing make-believe, but would it be OK if just for today we pretended all of this righteous outrage was inspired by the Kermit Gosnell trial?
  • GOP victory could backfire if empowered and ignored voters revolt

    04/17/2013 3:42:56 PM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/17/13 | Fournier
    Link to the madness Short version: Common sense gun control voters, enraged at Obama's megaloss today on gun-grabbing, will rise up in unified, righteous fury and destroy the Republicans.
  • Jawdropper: Black mob meets 'gay' beauty pageant

    02/27/2013 10:50:24 PM PST · by Anila · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/27/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Black mob violence comes in all shapes and sizes: Big. Small. Lethal. And now, comical. That is the overwhelming reaction from in and out of Charlotte, N.C., to what local media are calling a “brawl” at the Carolina Awards Ball. But what radio personality Al Walsh said was really a “Chair War at a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Party!!!” Chair wars took place early Monday morning in a large storage shed where 150 black people were celebrating the results of a ballroom pageant, where prizes in almost a dozen categories were awarded to black men who dressed like women. One...
  • Hank Williams Jr. lashes out at Obama: ‘We’ve got a Muslim for a president’

    09/04/2012 10:12:45 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News Destination 2012 ^ | Sep 4, 2012 | By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
    Hank Williams Jr., whose "Monday Night Football" theme song was pulled by ESPN last year after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, lashed out at the president during a Labor Day weekend concert. "We've got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!" Williams reportedly told the crowd at the Stockyards Music Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday. Williams Jr. was the headliner. Concertgoers "let out a loud but less-than-unanimous cheer," Thor Christensen wrote in the Dallas Morning News. According to Christensen's review: The 63-year-old...
  • Prank Costs Airline a Lawsuit

    08/28/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 137 replies
    Court News Service ^ | Aug 28 2012 | CAMERON LANGFORD
    HOUSTON (CN) - A gay couple claims in court that Continental Airlines workers humiliated them by taking a dildo from their baggage and taping it outside the bag for everyone in baggage claim to see. Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger sued United Continental Holdings and Continental Airlines in Harris County Court. The men say they arrived in Houston from Costa Rica, retrieved their undisturbed checked luggage and after going through Customs rechecked their bags for a flight to Norfolk, Va. "Upon arriving in Norfolk, plaintiffs exited the aircraft and went to the baggage claim area," the complaint states. "Plaintiffs' bags...
  • Seeking revenge, author of gay Green Lantern will give Brazilian boyfriend to his hero

    07/23/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 16 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Seeking revenge, author of gay Green Lantern will give Brazilian boyfriend to his heroBy Julio Severo DC Comics writer James Robinson declared that he has received many messages criticizing him for having homosexualized the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, who now is forced to be a homosexual. The strongest opposition, the bitter scriptwriter says, came from Brazil. James Robinson: seeking revenge from Brazilian fans of Green Lantern “The most hostile criticism I’ve received was hostile tweets from Brazil. I had been out and the next morning I was like ‘all right, my liver is murdering me’ and someone was...
  • I’m a Mormon, Not a Christian [Mega hit piece on Christians]

    06/13/2012 7:46:26 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 216 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2012 | David V. Mason
    ................... Mormons seem to be everywhere. I want to be on record about this. I’m about as genuine a Mormon as you’ll find — a templegoer with a Utah pedigree and an administrative position in a congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am also emphatically not a Christian. -SNIP-In addition, these Christians had to defend their use of additional scripture and their unconventional conception of God and explain why they were following a bumpkin carpenter from some obscure backwater. Early Christianity’s relationship with non-Jews was even worse. Roman writers frequently alluded to rumors about...
  • Orrin Hatch fails to clinch GOP nomination in Utah — by 0.9%

    04/21/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up… FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to...
  • Romney wants Gingrich to return Fannie, Freddie money

    12/12/2011 5:10:53 PM PST · by Fred · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 121211 | The Hill
    Mitt Romney, calling out Newt Gingrich this morning for his ties to Fannie and Freddie and calling on him to return all the money he got from them. FOX HOST BRIAN KILMEADE: Do you believe he's a lobbyist and do you believe that since he took from Fannie and Freddie.... do you believe he should give that money back? ROMNEY: Boy, I sure do. He was on a debate saying that politicians who took money from Freddie and Fannie should go to jail; I mean, which is outrageous in itself. But look, he says he was in a consulting business?...
  • FORTY POLICEMEN NEEDED TO CONTROL WISCONSIN DEMOCRATS (Video)

    09/08/2011 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 7,2011 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Since getting wiped out in the 2010 election and failing in their massively-financed recall elections, Wisconsin’s Democrats have embarked on a permanent temper tantrum. Like little children, they apparently intend to stamp their feet and hold their breath until they get their way. Most recently, they infiltrated and disrupted a Rotary meeting at which Paul Ryan was speaking. More than forty policemen were needed to keep the unruly Democrats under control; they escorted twenty from the Rotary meeting and arrested three: It is hard to imagine Wisconsin voters returning these goofs to power any time soon.
  • Homophobia is the sports world's new bigotry

    08/04/2011 10:24:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Monte Poole
    When idiots of yore tossed slurs and epithets at sporting events, they had the sorry excuse of living in an America where segregation not only was common but also legislated. Impolite folks too ignorant to know better and too lazy to learn routinely wrapped themselves in bigotry, sparing no one, as was discovered by Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg and black pioneer Jackie Robinson. That was the 1930s and '40s and '50s, when many were denied civil rights and voting rights and the system was contaminated with the poisons of prejudice. What's the excuse now that we're supposed to be so...
  • Obama threw a major [bleep]-fit late this afternoon

    07/31/2011 9:48:54 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 103 replies
    KMJ Radio Fresno via Facebook ^ | July 31, 2011 | Ray Appleton
    <p>Have it on solid authority that Obama threw a major shit-fit late this afternoon, eastern time, on whatever this is he agreed to as his back was against the wall because the speaker would not back down and apparently Reid and the Veep told the Prez it was over and to get over it. Developing. I should be able to confirm with sources in a few hours or by tomorrow's show.</p>
  • OBAMA ABRUPTLY WALKS OUT On Republicans in Debt Talks (Video)

    07/13/2011 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 357 replies
    Gateway Pundit Rightnetwork ^ | July13 ,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Leadership. FOX News just reported that Barack Obama walked out abruptly on Republicans today during debt talks.
  • Obama May Summon Lawmakers to Camp David (TARP-era end of world scare tactic rhetoric)

    07/14/2011 1:00:18 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies
    BN | July 14, 2011 | Heidi & Hans (Przybyla and Nichols)
    Bloomberg: link only! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-14/obama-said-to-consider-camp-david-summit-this-weekend-for-deficit-talks.html
  • Tim Pawlenty Attacked by Activists With Glittery Confetti in San Francisco

    06/16/2011 6:50:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, June 16, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Tim Pawlenty was minding his own business running for president, signing books at an American Health Insurance conference Thursday when two women representing Reproductive Rights and CODEPINK sprinkled pink, glittery confetti on the former Minnesota governor. Complaining that the Republican doesn't have "the courage to stand up for gay rights and women's reproductive rights," the two women opened manila folders filled with confetti and doused the man who in 2010 vetoed a Minnesota bill that would have allowed gay couples the right to the remains of their deceased partner. SNIPYouTube video of attack.
  • Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP's Attempts to Tie Fuel Prices to EPA (Is this really news?)

    03/13/2011 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/11 | ELANA SCHOR AND SARAH ABRUZZESE
    Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP's Attempts to Tie Fuel Prices to EPABy ELANA SCHOR AND SARAH ABRUZZESE of Greenwire Published: March 11, 2011 House Republicans' move to join the two most politically volatile threads in the Washington, D.C., energy debate -- gas prices and U.S. EPA rules -- sparked Democratic charges of deception yesterday and silence so far from the Obama administration. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) amplified the GOP gambit as he laid out a new project, dubbed the American Energy Initiative, calling for more domestic fossil-fuel production, new nuclear power plants and an end to EPA's authority over greenhouse...
  • Donald Trump's slam of Ron Paul sparks feud

    03/13/2011 3:49:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 13th 2011 | Gatecrasher
    Is Donald Trump about to get Paul-verized? A month after the curiously coiffed mogul told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington that Texas congressman Ron Paul has "zero chance" of being elected President, an avid Paul supporter is looking for payback. Pro-Paul Shawn Thompson is in the process of filing a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission that claims Trump and two supporters have violated federal campaign laws. The Tampa-based Thompson was a local coordinator for Paul's 2008 presidential campaign and, we hear, was at the CPAC conference when Trump attacked Paul to a chorus of boos. (He did...
  • Anderson Cooper decides to leave Egypt after constant violence

    02/05/2011 2:01:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/5/11 | Matt Carter
    Anderson Cooper of CNN has clearly been one of the most active journalists in Egypt over the course of the past weeks, having done his best to report on the streets and also in the midst of near-constant violence. He has been punched on many accusations, had a car he was in destroyed, and at one point he was even trapped inside of an undisclosed building in order to keep both and his crew safe. So with all of this in mind, Cooper's announcement Sunday should not come as too great of a surprise. Here is what Anderson had to...
  • The Senate Stands for Injustice

    12/09/2010 7:17:46 PM PST · by La Lydia · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 9, 2010
    On one of the most shameful days in the modern history of the Senate, the Republican minority on Thursday prevented a vote to allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly in the military of the United States. They chose to filibuster a vital defense bill because it also banned discrimination in the military ranks. ...The senators who stood in the way of these measures must answer to the thousands of gay and lesbian soldiers who must live a lie in order to serve, or drop out.... The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, said that he would allow another vote...
  • Gay voters angry at Democrats could sway election (it's hissy fit time..)

    10/24/2010 11:45:04 AM PDT · by max americana · 38 replies
    yahoo/cr AP ^ | oct 24, 2010 | TAMMY WEBBER
    CHICAGO – Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt won't cast a ballot at all because he no longer trusts anyone to fight for causes important to him. If Democratic candidates are counting on long-standing support from gay voters to help stave off big losses on Nov. 2, they could be in for a surprise. Across the country, activists say gay voters are angry — at the lack of progress on issues from eliminating employment discrimination to uncertainty over serving in the military to the economy — and...
  • 'I CAN'T SPEND ALL OF MY TIME WITH MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE PLASTERED ON MY FOREHEAD'

    08/29/2010 8:16:02 PM PDT · by hercuroc · 263 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41575.html ^ | 8/29/10 7:11 PM EDT | By GLENN THRUSH
    “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,” quipped Obama, who took a deep breath to gather his thoughts when asked if the poll reflected his inability to communicate with voters. “The facts are the facts. We went through some of this during the campaign — there is a mechanism, a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly,” said a visibly annoyed Obama, referring to “birthers,” who have waged a guerrilla campaign questioning either the existence or the validity of his Hawaiian birth certificate.
  • JetBlue Memo Rebukes Steven Slater for Chute-Riding Exit

    08/13/2010 12:54:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 12, 2010 | Sean Gardiner
    An internal memo from JetBlue’s chief operating officer to the airline’s staff and board of directors explicitly rebukes the actions taken by flight attendant Steven Slater as “unacceptable.” The document, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, offers the first timeline of events following Monday’s now-famous airplane exit by Slater, in which the apparently enraged flight attendant uttered expletives over the public address system, deployed the emergency chute and slid down to the tarmac with two beers in hand. But the memo also reveals that even at the highest levels of JetBlue, officials are still trying to determine what...
  • No Flight Risk: Steven Slater Free on Bail

    08/10/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 63 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 10, 2010 | Staff
    A New York City judge has granted bail for a flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger on an airplane public-address system, grabbing some beer from the galley and exiting on an emergency slide. Steven Slater is charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. Defense attorney Howard Turman asked a judge in Queens Tuesday to release him without bail. The judge instead set bail at $2,500. Slater smiled slightly as he was escorted into the courtroom.
  • JetBlue flight attendant who went nuts was in bed with boyfriend when found by cops

    08/11/2010 10:56:59 AM PDT · by bkopto · 74 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, August 9th 2010, 3:58 PM | Alison Gendar
    ...Port Authority police said it took jetBlue 25 minutes to report the incident, allowing Slater time to leave the scene. Cops found him in bed with his boyfriend when they arrived to arrest him at a beachfront home in the Rockaways with a porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, sources said.
  • Air steward's dramatic exit was the end of simmering in-flight feud with 'stroppy' passenger

    08/11/2010 7:09:23 AM PDT · by dennisw · 41 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 11th August 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    More details are emerging today of the in-flight row that led to air steward Steven Slater exiting the plane via the emergency escape slide. And police have revealed details of the 39-year-old's arrest, when officers interrupted him at his home in bed with his boyfriend. Slater's lawyer, Howard Turman, revealed that Slater and an as-yet unnamed female passenger were on a collision course from the moment they set eyes on each other. Mr Turman said today that his client had been antagonised by the female passenger from the outset of the flight. It all began before JetBlue Flight 1052 even...
  • Angry JetBlue Flight Attendant Flees Plane at JFK Airport via Emergency Slide

    08/10/2010 11:28:28 AM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 8/9/2010 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    A frustrated JetBlue flight attendant allegedly fled his plane via emergency chute -- beer in hand -- after getting into a fight with a passenger and then cursing out the entire cabin over a loudspeaker. The JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after noon. As the plane was taxiing to the gate, one of the passengers apparently got out of his seat to grab a bag from an overhead compartment. The flight attendant walked over to tell him he had to sit down. The two reportedly got into an argument and somehow...