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  • The Racist and Homophobic Yard Sale Posting You Won’t Believe

    07/18/2011 9:08:18 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 79 replies
    GAWKER ^ | July 18, 2011 | Brian Moylan
    Imagine a bargain hunter's shock and dismay when responding to an ad on Craigslist listing a bunch of possessions for sale and then receiving an email announcing that gay people, Muslims, and illegal immigrants aren't allowed to purchase the wares. Read it for yourself. Our tipster, who lives in the D.C. area, responded to an ad on Craigslist, which has been taken down, expressing interest in one of the items for sale. He received this mass email response peppered with casual racism and homophobia. I've highlighted the worst parts, but the whole thing is really amazingly awful. "i have been...
  • I'm her mom, not the nanny! (LOL)

    07/18/2011 3:15:39 PM PDT · by Baladas · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2011 | Rose Arce
    New York (CNN) -- We were at a Manhattan water park when it happened. I was with my then 3-year-old daughter, Luna, playing in a sandpit on a foul, chilly morning beneath clouds that looked like ripped paper. It was no day to be outside, but living in a city of small apartments, it was no day to be inside with a child either. A little girl approached the two of us, clearly interested in playing. But when she arrived, she addressed only Luna. Pointing a finger at me, she asked her, "Is that your baby sitter?" I've been mistaken...
  • Dear Sarah Palin… Love, God [New attack: If Trig had been homosexual instead of Downs Syndrome]

    07/05/2011 3:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Care2 ^ | July 4, 2011 | Christy Diane Farr
    Finally, Sarah Palin and I agree. We both want people to accept and celebrate every child, even those who appear different… and we want them to act right with regard to those children. When she was told by doctors during her pregnancy that her unborn child had Down syndrome, she wrote a letter to her family and friends from God’s perspective. She seems to have seen quite clearly that her son was not broken, he was made this way intentionally, and she clearly expresses the expectation that he will be celebrated for being exactly who he is. I think this...
  • UK terrorists told: Pretend to be gay so you don't get caught

    07/03/2011 5:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7/3/11 | Nick Owens
    al-Qaeda fanatics in Britain are being taught to avoid detection – by pretending to be gay. A new terror training manual tells Islamic extremists to lie about their sexuality if a woman approaches them in case she is a “honeytrap” spy sent by security services. The handbook, which was uncovered by a Sunday Mirror ­investigation, says: “Many hotels – especially in busy UK cities – have women hanging around the lobby areas in order to attract men. “A young beautiful woman may come and talk to you. The first thing you do to protect yourself from such a ­situation is...
  • The wrong John Wayne (Rollins appears to be Bachman's Idiot)

    06/27/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 357 replies
    washington times ^ | 6/27 | Dinan
    Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo's John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer. Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told Fox News: "Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit...
  • Was Vandalism Of Pride Parade Floats A Hate Crime?

    06/27/2011 11:59:39 AM PDT · by triumphant values · 72 replies
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Jun. 27, 2011 | Steve Miller
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Was the vandalism of 51 floats for the Gay Pride Parade this past weekend a hate crime? Police say they are not investigating it as such. But the parade organizer and the owner of the floats both said they believe it was. The Pride Parade went on as always in the Boystown neighborhood, with appearances by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn, among other dignitaries. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered along Halsted Street, Broadway and Diversey Parkway, high-fiving and embracing strangers and wishing them, “Happy pride!” But the tire-slashing put a damper on the event...
  • Let's Stop Blaming the Bible for Our Homophobia (pls consider source)

    06/25/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 23 June | McWhorter
    After all, the Good Book was once used to justify slavery. I stopped even peeking at "comments" sections a long time ago, like many writers. However, in the wake of a piece I did on the controversy over homophobia among black comedians, rappers and others, I have been pointed to some comments sections by other people writing on the subject, and have made an exception and taken a look. What I have been struck by is how often perfectly sensible commenters approach this rich and delicate subject by simply stating that the Bible forbids homosexuality. It's clear that a lot...
  • WaPo Reporter: Bachmann is 'Barbie with Fangs'

    06/25/2011 4:47:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 73 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/25/11
    Colby King of the Washington Post comments on the GOP field.
  • What's That Ticking Sound? The Male Biological Clock

    06/25/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal Life and Culture ^ | June 25, 2011 | JENNIFER VANDERBES
    Older fathers made headlines several years ago when researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine reported that a man over 40 is almost six times as likely as a man under 30 to father an autistic child. Since then, research has shown that a man's chances of fathering offspring with schizophrenia double when he hits 40 and triple at age 50. The incidence of bipolarity, epilepsy, prostate cancer and breast cancer also increases in children born to men approaching 40. Both dwarfism and Marfan syndrome (a disorder of the connective tissue) have been linked to older fathers, and according...
  • Active-Duty Military Members To March In Pride Parade

    06/24/2011 12:06:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies · 2+ views
    10 News ^ | 23 Jun 2011
    SAN DIEGO -- History will be made at this year's San Diego Pride Parade when active-duty military members will march openly through the heart of Hillcrest. "To my knowledge [it is] the first time in the history of Pride in the United States, ever, that we have said, 'Active duty, you are welcome,'" organizer Sean Sala said. "We want you to be there without fear of repercussions, because we love you." Sala, an active-duty sailor, said he was bothered to see that police and firefighters were represented in the Pride parade, but not the people who serve this country. "I...
  • FReep a Poll: <snip>Do you think governments should provide domestic partnership benefits?

    06/21/2011 11:20:37 AM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jume 21, 2011 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele recently announced his support for extending county benefits to domestic partners of county employees. Do you think governments should provide domestic partnership benefits? Yes or No
  • Pooches to take part London's first gay dog show

    06/20/2011 10:01:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies ^ | 19 June 2011 | James Trueman
    Dogs, straight and gay, will strut their funky stuff at London’s first gay dog show later this month. Battersea Cats and Dogs home has joined forces with Pride London to find the hottest talent in the canine kingdom to compete to be London’s Pride Pooch 2011. Celebrity judge Julian Barnes from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and BBC Three’s Help! My Dog’s as Fat as Me will be presiding over the finalists and picking the winners at Vauxhall's Fire nightclub on June 30. Victorious dogs will then take centre stage on July 2 at the head of this year’s...
  • Andrew Sullivan Formally Joins the Arabist Crowd

    06/15/2011 1:05:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 14, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    Last week, Eli Lake of the Washington Times reported that “[t]he White House is pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama’s view that Israel’s pre-1967 borders should be the basis for future peace talks.” As Lake explained, “Mr. Obama’s position would effectively reopen border negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that had been mostly settled in the last round of peace talks that ended in 2008.” While the Obama administration has given Israel an ultimatum — negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of the 1967 borders as a starting point - Andrew Sullivan cites...
  • Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man

    06/12/2011 9:50:25 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 12 2011 | BBC Mobile
    A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax. A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations. But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland. Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause. "One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger....
  • ‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man

    06/15/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2011 | by Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell
    ...“Paula Brooks,” editor of Lez Get Real since its founding in 2008, is actually Bill Graber, 58, who said he is a retired Ohio military man and construction worker that had adopted his wife’s identity online... Brooks’s identity came under suspicion after news broke that a woman called Amina Arraf on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” might not really be a Syrian lesbian. Over the weekend, as journalists, bloggers and fans of Amina hunted for clues to the identity behind the blog, Brooks came under review as a possible suspect. Liz Henry, a Web producer at, questioned...
  • Oy vay! Foreskin Man sparks cutting-edge scandal

    06/07/2011 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 69 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | June 6, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    An organizer behind a growing campaign to outlaw circumcision for infant boys now has created a comic book specifically targeting that Jewish practice, and critics say he's gone too far by using Nazi images and stereotypes. "This comic is modern anti-Semitism at its best. It is one story to fight against circumcision, and another to portray Jews in a false anti-Semitic stereotype. The Jewish depictions look like they came right out of Nazi Germany propaganda in the 1930s and 1940s," wrote Hailey Dilman in a commentary at Digital Journal.
  • No opt-out for opponents of gays in military: Gates

    06/05/2011 10:07:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies
    reuters ^ | June 5, 2011 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates bluntly told Marines on Sunday that they won't be able to opt out of their enlistment just because they disagree with a government decision to end a ban on gays serving openly in the military. Gates, who is on a tour of Afghanistan to bid farewell to the troops before stepping down at the end of the month, was quizzed by a Marine sergeant about the controversial policy during a question and answer session at a base in southwestern Helmand Province.
  • Gay softball league limit on straight players OK'd

    06/03/2011 4:57:05 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | GENE JOHNSON
    A gay softball organization can keep its rule limiting the number of heterosexual players on each team, but allegations by three players who say they were disqualified from a tournament because they weren't gay enough can proceed to trial, a federal judge said. The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance oversees gay softball leagues in dozens of U.S. cities and runs an annual tournament called the Gay Softball World Series. Three men claim in a lawsuit filed last year that their team's second-place finish in the 2008 tournament in Washington state was nullified because they are bisexual, not gay, and...
  • Robin Pagoria, Florida sheriff's deputy, busted for spanking girls and making porn films: cops

    05/30/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Tom87 · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Rich Shapiro
    A female Florida sheriff's deputy handcuffed naked girls to a desk, spanked them with a leather paddle and sent the seamy homemade videos to a boyfriend she met on a fetish web site, authorities said. Robin Leigh Pagoria, 45, subjected her two victims - described as girls between the ages of 10 and 18 - to multiple torture sessions, authorities said. "There aren't words to describe my anger with her," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel, adding that the arrest "came out of nowhere." Pagoria, a divorced Marine veteran, shackled the girls' wrists and ankles to a...
  • U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian

    05/27/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 130 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/27/11
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%. Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? 2002 and 2011 Trend The findings, from a Gallup poll conducted May 5-8, 2011, mark the second time Gallup has asked Americans to estimate the gay population. In 2002,...
  • Straight or Gay? Vowels in Speech May Give it Away

    05/21/2011 8:01:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    U.S. News and World Report Health ^ | May 20, 2011 | HealthDay
    FRIDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For the average listener, the vowel sounds in an unfamiliar voice quickly give away the speaker's sexual orientation, a new study finds."I'm not sure what exactly the listeners are responding to in the vowel," study lead author Erik C. Tracy, a cognitive psychologist at Ohio State University, said in a news release from the American Institute of Physics. "Other researchers have done various acoustic analyses to understand why gay and heterosexual men produce vowels differently. Whatever this difference is, it seems that listeners are using it to make this sexual orientation decision." When hearing...
  • What Drives History (Bin Laden shy and misunderstood)

    05/03/2011 10:44:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 5/2/2011 | David "Pant Crease" Brooks
    ....Like many people who go on to alter history, for good and evil, Bin Laden lost his father when he was about 9. The family patriarch was killed in a plane crash caused by an American pilot in the Saudi province of Asir. (Five of the Sept. 11 hijackers would come from that province. His brother was later killed in a plane crash on American soil.) Osama was an extremely shy child, Coll writes. He was an outsider in his new family but also the golden goose. His allowance and inheritance was the source of his family’s wealth. He lived...
  • Rachel Maddow: 'I'm definitely not an autocutie' (Barf Alert!!!

    04/26/2011 8:29:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies home ^ | April 25, 2011 | Hadley Freeman
    The top US news anchor on why she prefers jokes to anger and why she is proud to be gay It's 10.05pm on a rainy Tuesday night in the MSNBC studio in the now famous New York address, 30 Rock, and Rachel Maddow – one of the highest profile news anchors in America and certainly one of the most popular with liberal viewers – has just finished another edition of her nightly eponymous prime-time show. Instead of regurgitating the pervasive but ultimately low-impact tales that make up the menu of so much TV news coverage in America (Donald Trump, Tea...
  • ‘Hunky Jesus’ Contest in San Francisco Mocks Christianity on Easter Sunday

    04/21/2011 11:31:15 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 04/21/2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    This Easter Sunday in San Francisco’s Delores Park, Christianity-spoofing homosexual drag queen “nuns” calling themselves the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” will stage their annual “Hunky Jesus” contest — mocking the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ — as shirtless men in “crucifixion” costumes parade on stage in an atmosphere of haughty, homoerotic humor. “There’s nothing that delights arrogant, pro-homosexual liberals more than making fun of Bible-believing Christians – as evidenced by this blasphemous Easter ‘contest,’” LaBarbera said. “Of course, it goes without saying that these defiant champions of ‘tolerance and diversity’ wouldn’t dare hold a ‘Hunky Muhammad’ contest during Ramadan...
  • Archaeologists Find 'Gay Caveman' Near Prague

    04/09/2011 5:03:49 PM PDT · by Renfield · 99 replies
    Time News Feed ^ | 04-07-2001 | William Lee Adams
    Kamila Remisova Vesinova and her team of researchers from the Czech Archeological Society believe they have unearthed the remains of an early homosexual man. The remains date from around 2900-2500 B.C., on the outskirts of Prague. That claim stems from the fact the 5,000-year old skeleton was buried in a manner reserved for women in the Corded Ware culture: its head was pointed east rather than west, and its remains were surrounded by domestic jugs rather than by hammers, flint knives and weapons that typically accompany male remains....
  • Anti-gay Vatican plays victim card, wants tolerance for homophobia

    03/28/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 76 replies
    National Examiner ^ | March 24th, 2011 | Michael Stone
    The Vatican is upset, and feeling like a victim. The Vatican is angry that the world is no longer willing to tolerate the alleged homophobia of the Catholic Church. However, not everybody is sympathetic to the Vatican's claim of victimization. Tuesday the Vatican condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution in support of gay rights. The resolution was sponsored by 85 countries including the United States. The Vatican objects to this resolution that simply and clearly states that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love. By Thursday, the Vatican's statement was being...
  • Victoria Jackson: Homosexuality and the cross

    03/24/2011 10:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 25, 2011 | Victoria Jackson
    I woke up Monday morning in my Atlanta hotel room and sighed, another boring airport day. Good thing I have Doug Gile's new book, "Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls," and Bob Barr's "The Meaning of Is" to carry me home. I decided not to get the TSA naked radiation scan but the molestation pat down. I was in Atlanta for the premiere of "A Clip in Time," a short film about a paperclip. It turned out fantastic, thanks to brilliant writer Alan Tregoning and producers Wes and Amanda Llewellyn and Jeff Rose. It will be screening April 1 at the...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s Latest Torture--Administration hypocrisy over treatment of WikiLeaks prisoner

    03/14/2011 1:29:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama is feeling the heat over the treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mr. Obama took unseemly advantage of the accusation that George W. Bush's administration tortured terrorist detainees. Now even an O Force insider is strongly hinting that the administration’s conduct toward the individual thought to have leaked thousands of classified documents amounts to torture. Pfc. Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, last week released a letter in which Pfc. Manning purportedly described the “ordeal” he suffered in January during a three-day suicide watch at the brig where he is being held...
  • Obama Is Back on Everyone’s Gaydar

    03/01/2011 12:55:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | March 1, 2011 | Stephen Blackwell
    The pink tide has turned in Obama’s favor. After months of challenging interactions with his gay base, which included heckling from gay protestors at events and a drop in contributions from the community, Obama is back on track with LGBT voters. The reversal, which took successfully repealing DADT and an administrative abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, which he ruled unconstitutional, has put Obama back on the gay radar as a positive force for the community. As a bisexual man who doesn’t hook up with guys, and having a brother who is gay, I have the good fortune of...
  • Anger over 'luxury junket' for gay NHS managers (Preview of ObamaCare?)

    02/27/2011 5:13:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 27, 2011 | Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent
    The Department of Health (DoH) has been accused of “unbelievable waste” after paying £1,000 a head for bureaucrats to attend the programme, as hospitals announce swingeing job cuts. Managers enrolled on the first ever NHS leadership course for gay, lesbian and bisexual managers will spend two days at a Gothic manor in Hertfordshire, where facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and 190 acres of gardens. Paul Burstow, the health minister, said the programme, being run next month by gay campaign group Stonewall, would give “targeted leadership support” to lesbian, gay and bisexual staff, at a cost of £36,000. Stonewall...
  • Obama Hires Gay Social Secretary to Join the Gayest Presidential Staff Ever

    02/26/2011 2:17:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 1+ views
    AutoStraddle ^ | February 25, 2011
    Obama announced on Friday that he will be hiring a dude to be his Social Secretary — the first man ever hired for this position. But not just any man. It’s a GAY MAN. He’s replacing Jessica Smoot, who needs to get back to work on Obama’s re-election campaign, having replaced the previous Social Secretary who screwed up and let those Reality TV Show people into that dinner party. Jeremy Bernard, a former Democratic fund-raiser and active member of the gay rights community, is a senior adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to France and once upon a time had worked...
  • Sarah and the San Francisco Poster Wars (This story has a twist)

    02/14/2011 11:54:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2011 | Ray Gross
    As I stood in front of the vile posters of Sarah Palin, I felt anger and rage. Above all, I felt powerless. In the days after the Arizona shootings someone had plastered these horrible images on a fence surrounding an empty lot. My gut reaction was to destroy them. Why? I began to question my urge to act in such a primal manner. It felt uncomfortable, and yet the urge was strong. Who had taught me to react like this? This was not the kind of person I wanted to be. The more I thought about these conflicting emotions, the...
  • Gay rights champion aims to become Republican presidential candidate

    02/12/2011 8:16:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | February 13, 2011 | Paul Harris in New York
    Fred Karger walked into a coffee shop in Manhattan looking every inch the sort of man who wants to be a Republican presidential candidate. The long-time "Grand Old Party" operative, who has served three different Republican presidents, had close-cropped grey hair and wore a sharp blue business suit. He clutched a folder of campaign literature and handed out a T-shirt emblazoned with "Iowa 2012". But one key detail made Karger a little different in a Republican field swirling with names like Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. On his suit lapel Karger wore a badge pairing the...
  • Thai airline hires transsexual flight attendants

    02/09/2011 3:04:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune/Tribune newspapers ^ | February 9, 2011 | Josh Noel
    Does the P.C. stand for "politically correct?" The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that P.C. Air, a Thai airline startup, is making a point to hire transsexual flight attendants. The airline has recruited six so far and plans to look for more. "I think these people can have many careers, not just in the entertainment business, and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true," airline executive Peter Chan told the Herald.

    02/09/2011 2:40:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 47 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | February 9 , 2011 | Ann Coulter
    DEAR MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTER WHO WASTED MY TIME ...February 9, 2011I've been finishing my next book and only able to catch bits and pieces of the news this month, but, based on what I've heard from the mainstream media, I'm pretty sure the conservative movement is now being led either by Jared Loughner or GOProud's president, Chris Barron. In honor of the gays who have come out of the closet as Republicans to be one of the 140 sponsors of CPAC 2011, I thought I'd run one of the interviews I gave before speaking to GOProud last September, which...
  • Arizona Tea Party Shoots Itself in the Foot By Inviting Anti-Gay “Preacher”

    01/17/2011 8:17:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    About a year ago, I began to commit social suicide. It was a slow process, beginning as I spoke my mind to friends about the new convictions I was forming. If I ever was A-list, pretty soon I wasn’t anymore. I never had a t-shirt of Mao or Che, but if I did, I’d burn it in defiant protest. I love America, and I have come to realize that my only hope for freedom or equality – the things my friends say they all want – is to join together with those who want to protect Her, no matter how...
  • Homophobic remarks defended after therapist was set up by gays

    01/17/2011 9:16:31 AM PST · by scottjewell · 16 replies
    The Parliament ^ | 17 Jan 2011 | Martin Banks
    UK Conservative party leader David Cameron has been urged to condemn "breathtaking" comments about gay people by Tory MEP Roger Helmer. On Sunday, Helmer tweeted: "Why is it OK for a surgeon to perform a sex-change operation, but not OK for a psychiatrist to try to 'turn' a consenting homosexual?" He was responding to an article at the weekend in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper about how a British psychotherapist who tried to "convert" a gay man to become heterosexual now faces being struck off. Lesley Pilkington, 60, a psychotherapist for 20 years, faces being stripped of her accreditation to the...
  • Will Obama ditch Biden for... Charlie Crist?

    01/05/2011 2:48:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | January 4, 2011 | Various pundits
    2011 is just a few days old and the 2012 election rumor mill has already kicked into high gear. Beyond the usual speculation surrounding Sarah Palin, Beltway gossips have been talking up Jon Huntsman, President Obama's ambassador to China, as his strongest potential GOP rival next year. But the Obama ticket itself isn't immune from the scuttlebutt: A Florida blogger is predicting Obama will ditch his current vice president, Joe Biden, for outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent. Is this worth taking seriously? Short answer — No: The notion that a president will switch his vice president midstream is...
  • Aircraft Carrier Commander Relieved of Duty After Airing Explicit Videos

    01/04/2011 7:21:25 AM PST · by xzins · 388 replies ^ | January 4, 2011 | Justin Fishel
    <p>This warrior did nothing wrong, and to make it worse, it is for training material that is at least 3 years old, was known to everyone, that his crews applauded, and that was all light-hearted banter to get the attention of the sailors aboard the Enterprise.</p>
  • 'What Not to Wear' Star Blasts Fellow TLCer Palin [Lavender Mafia, again]

    12/30/2010 2:20:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 264+ views
    Pop Eater's Naughty But Nice ^ | December 30, 2010 | Rob Shuter
    'What Not To Wear' fashion guru Clinton Kelly has come out blazing against fellow TLC star Sarah Palin, saying he wasn't thrilled when he heard that the ex-governor would be doing what he calls an "eight-hour info-commercial on my network." Sources tell me Clinton isn't the only star at TLC who wants nothing to do with the right-leaning politician. "Kate Gosselin isn't very fond of her either, especially after spending several days taping an episode" of her show, 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' sources tell me. Sitting down with Joy Behar and myself a few days ago on her hit new HLN...
  • Sir Elton John and David Furnish Welcome a New Baby!

    12/27/2010 7:55:42 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 102 replies · 17+ views
    Google celebrity news? ^ | Some nameless hack
    Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, the couple tells exclusively.The baby boy, who was born Dec. 25 in California via a surrogate, weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and Furnish tell Us in a joint statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents." This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple married in 2005 after 12 years together.
  • WTF? CIA sets up WikiLeaks Task Force

    12/22/2010 8:31:35 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 43 replies · 4+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/22/2010
    CIA has set up a task force to be known by the acronym WTF to assess what damage has been done by the mass release of thousands of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks Task Force will "examine whether the latest release of WikiLeaks documents might affect the agency's foreign relationships or operations," CIA spokesman George Little said. Manning was arrested in May and then charged with 'transferring classified data' Few of the thousands of confidential documents leaked by WikiLeaks were from the CIA, but many were secret communications by high ranking diplomats discussing sensitive questions of world and US...
  • Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    12/22/2010 1:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy ( - When speaking at the enrollment ceremony for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law banning homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) had a message for those “worried about the radical homosexual agenda.” “Four years ago, a Republican running for Congress in Indiana said don’t vote for his Democratic opponent because if he won, Nancy Pelosi would become speaker and she would let me enact the radical homosexual agenda,” Rep. Frank told the...
  • Harry Reid’s first tweet after ‘don’t ask’ repeal was to Lady Gaga

    12/20/2010 12:43:45 PM PST · by kingattax · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-20-10 | Holly Bailey
    Is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid secretly a Lady Gaga superfan? On Saturday, Reid twice messaged the pop star on Twitter — shortly before the Senate voted to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays from serving openly in the military and immediately after. In fact, his first Twitter message after the vote was to Gaga, who had previously lobbied him and other senators via Twitter to overturn the controversial policy. "We did it! DADT is a thing of the past," Reid wrote to Gaga.
  • Radical homosexuals openly declare war on America's principles and values

    12/20/2010 11:58:53 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec. 20, 2010
    The New York Times is reporting that, in the wake of the overturn of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, prominent homosexuals are gearing up a "war room" in order to try to finish the job of destroying the natural family and one-man one-woman marriage in America. "The new group, Equality Matters, grew out of Media Matters, an organization backed by wealthy liberal donors — including prominent gay philanthropists — that has staked its claim in Washington punditry with aggressive attacks on Fox News and conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. It will be run by Richard Socarides, a former...
  • Alarming new study shows sex offenders are working with children and teachers are hushing it up

    12/17/2010 2:08:07 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/17/10 | Daniel Bates
    Convicted paedophiles are finding it easy to get jobs in (American) schools because teachers are failing to stop them and hushing up cases of abuse, an official report has found. In nearly three-quarters of school abuse cases the offender already had a criminal record for paedophilia but was allowed to work there anyway. Worryingly, more than half of the offenders went on to use their new positions to claim more victims than they had done before. The report's authors say the figures are so high because teachers are hushing up cases by letting a sex offender resign quietly and move...
  • Andy Dick, stage provocateur

    12/16/2010 2:54:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/15/2010 | Hector Saldaña
    "Andy Dick's Stocking Stuffer Music & Comedy Show," Friday, Jack's Patio Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks; doors at 7 p.m. $24-$30 at frontgatetickets.comYes, outrageous comedy provocateur Andy Dick is sharing the stage this weekend with One-Eyed Doll and Dick Wiggler. No, they are not one and the same person.“Andy Dick's Stocking Stuffer Music & Comedy Show” featuring Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century hits Jack's Patio Bar on Friday. The lineup includes Dick's son, stand-up comedian Lucas Dick.Dick, 44, describes his long-running rock act (with guitarist Tim Walsh) as a fun, if more vulgar, vision of Laurie Anderson...
  • DMV worker who warned of hell for gays quits job

    12/16/2010 1:14:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Department of Motor Vehicles employee who sent a letter to a transgender woman warning of eternal damnation after she sought to record her sex change on her driver's license has quit his job, the DMV said today. Thomas Demartini, who had worked as a customer service representative at the department's San Francisco office for about two years, submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday evening, DMV spokesman Michael Marando said. The department placed Demartini on administrative leave, with pay, shortly after the woman reported the incident in late October. Marando said the DMV has nearly completed an...
  • Obamas join stars for Christmas benefit concert

    12/15/2010 7:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    TMC / The Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2010
    President Barack Obama helped ring in the holidays Sunday night with musical stars Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Maxwell at the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert. The festivities, hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, took place at the National Building Museum and benefited the Children's National Medical Center. --snip-- In remarks to the crowd, Obama talked about the story of Jesus' birth....
  • Are Teacher Sexual Abuse Cases On The Rise? (YES!)

    12/14/2010 9:35:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 3+ views
    Gather ^ | 12/04/10
    Are Teacher Sexual Abuse Cases On The Rise?Updated: December 04, 2010 10:54 AM EST It was recently announced that a teacher from Regina High School in Iowa City facing a sex abuse charge involving a minor, has had his trial date moved to January 11, 2011. Fifty year old Robert Dolan is facing charges that he supplied alcohol to a seventeen year old boy, and when the boy passed out, he claims he woke up to Dolan fondling him. This type of case involving teacher sexual abuse on a student completely boggles the mind. With all the daily stress parents...