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  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • How Social Media Silences Debate

    08/27/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-26-2014 | Claire Cain Miller
    The Internet might be a useful tool for activists and organizers, in episodes from the Arab Spring to the Ice Bucket Challenge. But over all, it has diminished rather than enhanced political participation, according to new data. Social media, like Twitter and Facebook, has the effect of tamping down diversity of opinion and stifling debate about public affairs. It makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they think their views differ from those of their friends, according to a report published Tuesday by researchers at Pew Research Center and Rutgers University. (snip) The Internet, it seems, is contributing...
  • Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism

    06/13/2014 9:46:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
    Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes questions at San Francisco flower shop GOP's Chris Christie pays a visit Facebook headquarters in California New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an apt analogy," Christie said during a San Francisco appearance alongside Neel Kashkari, the GOP candidate for California governor. Christie was appearing with Kashkari in his...
  • Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

    06/13/2014 3:00:11 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 26 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism By Julio Severo Texas Governor Rick Perry has caused a firestorm by comparing homosexuality to a disorder that people can avoid like alcoholism at an event in San Francisco. Rick Perry According to the San Francisco Chronicle, even though most of the event focused on economic issues, Perry was provocatively asked about the Texas Republican Party’s approval of platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to leave the homosexual lifestyle. Perry responded to the question by saying that he did not know whether such so-called “reparative therapy” worked.  The...
  • This funny pro-bullying joke actually does have a point...

    02/11/2014 3:49:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I've actually thought about this in a more serious way than this graphic presents. While I understand why anti-bullying campaigns have been springing up I'm noticing that like with all the other "isms" out there people are starting to misuse the term in the same way the left uses "racism" to squelch discussion they don't like.Only yesterday I was part of a Facebook thread about politics where a liberal friend whipped out the "B" word against a conservative friend in reaction to him saying something the liberal friend didn't like.My conservative friend was displaying a different "B" word...backbone. Yet rather...
  • George Zimmerman: Crash Victims Were WHITE

    07/22/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 22, 2013 | Staff
    The family that George Zimmerman rescued from an overturned SUV in Florida last week is white ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the two adults who were pulled out of their overturned SUV on July 17 were described as a white male and a white female. The report states that the SUV was traveling toward an off-ramp on State Road 417 when the driver lost control ... causing the vehicle to "go off road and roll over." As we previously reported, two men responded to the accident and helped...
  • Ben Carson Steps Down as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker

    04/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 80 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing the recent controversy over his comments on same-sex marriage, neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Dr. Benjamin Carson has voluntarily stepped down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The Baltimore Sun reported that Carson, who heads the department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, informed medical school Dean Paul B. Rothman in a letter that he didn't want to "distract from the celebratory nature of the day." "Given all the national media surrounding my statements as to my belief in traditional marriage, I believe it would be in the best interest of the students for...
  • Ben Carson Issues ‘Sincere and Heartfelt Apology’

    04/06/2013 8:37:40 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Dr. Ben Carson on Friday apologized to Johns Hopkins University for “poorly chosen” comments he made last week in which he seemed to compare gay relationships to pedophilia and bestiality. The pediatric neurosurgeon’s message to the Hopkins community came after a top university official issued a statement calling Carson’s words “offensive” and saying he would meet with students who want Carson removed as commencement speaker.
  • Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests [Gestapo Tactics!]

    03/29/2013 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 188 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 29, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests 29 Mar 2013 Greg Richter. A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage. Dr. Benjamin Carson told “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak. “I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their...
  • Anyone notice those red equal signs on Facebook today? Vanity

    03/27/2013 6:39:38 PM PDT · by erod · 129 replies
    So I just noticed today that a few of my "Facebook friends" more like 2 people I haven't spoken to in twenty years, had those stupid gay marriage red equality signs up. I defriended them all, anyone else have the same thing happen?
  • Help!

    09/04/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT · by GoCards · 98 replies
    My facebook page is lighting up with my crazy lib friends all over Paul Ryan on his marathon run time. Can someone help me with an argument. What happened here?
  • Todd Akin's Sinking Ship (inside info -- the real reason he MUST GO)

    08/20/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 193 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 8-2012 | (comments by DFU)
    THE ARTICLE COMMENTS: Here is the real problem. My own investigation reveals the following: 1 - one night he was drunk and partying with young women; he drove off a bridge, ran away like a coward, did not get help for 8 hours, and let the young woman die in an air pocket in 6 feet of water 2 - at a conference, he brutally bit and raped a nursing home operator and told her to put ice on it 3 - in his office, he assaulted a woman pleading for a job whose husband had just died 4...
  • Whoopi, Joy, and Barbara do theology

    11/22/2010 11:55:39 AM PST · by Zender500 · 27 replies
    WORLD ^ | 11/22/10 | Janie B. Cheaney
    The View may not be a model of clear thinking but it probably offers a pretty good view of current cultural thinking—what might better be called “feelthink.” A few days ago, Joel Osteen was on the show to help kick off the Christmas season, but Barbara Walters immediately ambushed him with a question about homosexuality. Not for the first time, the ladies began showing off their expertise in Christian ethics. Walters: What about this pastor in Georgia who recently came out as gay? Joy Behar: It’s terrible that people use the Bible to condemn gays because it leads to bullying....
  • Gawker Tastelessly Gawks About Suicide of Fox News Employee

    07/08/2010 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The lurid website Gawker.com recently posted a story about the suicide of a Fox News employee that was entirely empty of any real newsworthiness, but did serve as a platform to throw a dig at Fox News. In fact, it seems the only reason that Gawker posted the story at all is to attack Fox News. Exploiting this poor woman’s death and mental anguish just to get a dig at Fox News is over-the-top even for Gawker, but it is the culture our friends on the left have fostered in America today. Featuring a giant Fox News logo, the Gawker...
  • Major Blowup on "The View" today about Sarah Palin (Joy Behar calls her 'DUMB' in minute 1:14!)

    10/01/2008 1:51:42 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 135 replies · 6,937+ views
    Wednesday, October 1, 2008: Joy calls Sarah Palin a few names, inclusing "DUMB" and more, MUCH MORE!!! Barbara Walters confronts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and asks her why she keeps defending Palin all of the time. These broads are totally losing it in this clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_GjgZseFRc
  • The Great Palin Panic of 2008 (McCain Aides: She Lost Control of Her Public Image) BARF

    09/29/2008 10:01:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 98 replies · 3,676+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Monday, September 29, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    Gov. Sarah Palin has lost control of her public image, several top-level McCain advisers said this weekend, and even a baseline performance in Thursday's debate with Joe Biden may be too late to recover it. The decision to sequester Palin from the national political press corps was made with the assumption that the afterglow from her convention speech would last; a month later, even some Republicans are beginning to have a less favorable opinion of her. Her knowledge of policy has seemed at times no more than inch deep, and even admirers have complained that her penchant for returning to...
  • Nurse Who Testified Against Michael Schiavo Has Nursing Licence Revoked

    06/30/2006 6:36:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 252 replies · 5,876+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/30/06 | Peter J. Smith
    Florida, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A North Country Gazette exclusive reveals that Florida’s Department of Health has demanded the nursing license and nearly $1700 dollars in fines and administrative costs from a nurse who gave public testimony in the case of Terri Schiavo. This comes at the same time that the Department of Health has dropped action against Michael Schiavo, also a registered nurse, for falsifying his guardianship papers. Carla Sauer Iyer, a nurse who cared for Terri Schiavo until 1996, has given numerous affidavits on her experience with Terri, and is facing the wrath of the DOH for...
  • 'VIEW' TURNS VICIOUS: WE MADE YOU A STAR!

    06/28/2006 9:35:45 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 78 replies · 1,975+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Wed Jun 28 2006
    The wigs and faces have come off on morning television -- and the nails are out! It isn't pretty. Barbara Walters coldly ripped into outgoing VIEW talker Star Jones this morning on ABC-TV. Walters announced that Star would no longer be permitted to appear on the show -- effective immediately -- after Star strayed from script during an exit that's turned ugly. Transcipt: WALTERS: "And then there were three. This is, truthfully, a very difficult day for us, and it is a sad day for us. If you were watching the program yesterday, you would have heard Star announce that...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-01-06 (Pied Piper Pitt Bids Farewell To DUmmieland)

    05/01/2006 5:23:48 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 147 replies · 1,736+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 1, 2006 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    It's the end of an Era of Shameless Self-Hype. The Puffed Up Verbose One who uses five melodramatic words when just one would work, Pied Piper Pitt, is leaving DUmmieland. And what was the reason for this sudden departure? Most likely it was the result of recently getting egg on his face for backing up the "integrity" of JASON LEOPOLD. As the Lib of the infamous team of Leopold and Lib, Pitt stuck his neck out backing the journalistic credentials of the factually challenged Leopold who stated that Karl Rove received a target letter from Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. When...
  • BOYCOTT dictionary.com

    12/28/2005 10:28:26 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 82 replies · 2,239+ views
    self ^ | today | self
    inferno n 1: any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits"; [syn: hell, hell on earth, hellhole, snake pit, the pits] http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=inferno
  • Denis Leary Trashes Virgin Mary and Catholic Church in Comedy Central Special

    12/14/2005 5:20:00 AM PST · by TaxachusettsMan · 195 replies · 2,558+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2005 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Catholic League Not Amused By ‘VILE’ Leary Special By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - Updated: 12:15 AM EST The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has put Worcester homey Denis Leary on its Naughty List and the religious group is demanding that Comedy Central ax future showings of his “vile special” “Denis Leary’s Merry F#%$in’ Christmas.” “Hate speech dressed in humorous garb is still hate speech,” said Catholic League president Bill Donohue. “Leary is obviously bedeviled by some disorder but nothing excuses this crap.” In the Yuletide yukfest, the “Rescue Me” star has a...
  • Ortho Promoting Promiscuity in Young UNMARRIED Women.

    05/29/2005 6:59:59 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 108 replies · 3,268+ views
    Ortho Evra ad ^ | 5-29-2005 | myself
    Ortho is promoting promiscuity and unsafe sex in young UNMARRIED women. A commercial for birth control devices by OrthoEvra shows a young woman saying: "My life goes a million miles a minute, so remembering to take the pill every DAY can be such a hassle. So I thought the weekly patch might be a good thing." The problem is, this young woman is NOT wearing a wedding or engagement ring on her left hand's 'ring' finger but she is instead wearing a large EXTREMELY OBVIOUS ring on her NEXT finger (closer to her thumb) which typically indicates an unattached...
  • Conservatives Seek Redefinition Of Science In Kansas Schools [Evolution vs Creationism]

    05/15/2005 4:05:49 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 837 replies · 7,041+ views
    TheKansasCityChannel.com ^ | 15 May 2005 | Staff
    The Kansas school board's hearings on evolution weren't limited to how the theory should be taught in public schools. The board is considering redefining science itself. Advocates of "intelligent design" are pushing the board to reject a definition limiting science to natural explanations for what's observed in the world. Instead, they want to define it as "a systematic method of continuing investigation," without specifying what kind of answer is being sought. The definition would appear in the introduction to the state's science standards. The proposed definition has outraged many scientists, who are frustrated that students could be discussing supernatural explanations...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • Babbling Brooks: A stern call for monogamous homosexuality shouldn't be construed as "conservative."

    11/24/2003 11:07:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 182+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 11/25/2003 | George Neumayr
    A liberal who calls himself a conservative is still a liberal. Except to liberals. Since turning conservatism into an echo of their own thoughts is job one for them, they are happy to describe liberals who calls themselves conservatives as "conservative." The liberals at the New York Times, for example, designate David Brooks as their "conservative" columnist, even as he takes a position on homosexual marriage to the left of the Democratic presidential field. "He's every liberal's favorite conservative," Michael Kinsley, editor of Slate, said to the New York Observer. "People were always stopping me, saying that they liked his...
  • Ingraham’s Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC’s The View Crew

    11/11/2003 4:57:14 PM PST · by OESY · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham received a hostile reaction last week from crew on ABC’s daytime show, The View, to the premise of her new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America. Other than Rachel Campos, one of three finalists auditioning to join the show permanently, the co-hosts were all appalled by Ingraham’s contention that elites on the coasts are out of touch with “the heartland.” When Ingraham argued “that the Democratic Party is not connecting with the people who are its logical constituents, from the South and from the...
  • Ingraham's Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC's The View Crew (Transcript)

    11/10/2003 3:50:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 68 replies · 2,214+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday November 10, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MRC analyst Jessica Anderson took down Ingraham's session on the November 4 The View. Star Jones: "Now, first of all, the title of the book is 'Shut Up and Sing.' Now, it's an explanation of how the 'elites' -- which I can't stand that word -- from Hollywood, Washington and the United Nations are subverting America. What exactly do you mean, Laura?" Ingraham: "We're supposed to have government of the people, by the people and for the people, and there are elites in this country who are Republicans and Democrats -- Hollywood just comprises one small section of that. The...
  • 'The View' to Begin Search for Co-Host (Coulter on the short list)

    07/30/2003 9:47:45 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 74 replies · 590+ views
    AP ^ | Fri Jul 25
    The search is on for a fifth woman on "The View." Co-host and executive producer Barbara Walters announced Friday that 10 to 20 women would appear on the ABC morning talk show for tryouts this fall. The new cast member will be introduced live on Nov. 26. Lisa Ling, the youngest co-host, left in December and is now working for National Geographic (news - web sites) Explorer. The new woman will team with Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Joy Behar. Before the co-host search, a number of celebrities have filled the chair, including singer Mariah Carey (news), actress Whoopi...
  • Let BRAVO Know What You THINK About Their Homosexual Agenda!

    07/29/2003 6:25:52 AM PDT · by Kieri · 810 replies · 919+ views
    07/29/03 | Kieri
    This morning I decided to let BRAVO have an earful. Here is my email:"As a DirecTV subscriber, I am notifying you I am permanently blocking BRAVO from my menu on my DSS receiver.Your push for homosexual-'friendly' programming demonstrates your pandering to an audience that exhibits behavior that is not only detrimental to their own health, but the health and safety of families everywhere. I refuse to risk allowing my children to see promo material on your channel, so I find it necessary to block BRAVO and will encourage others to do so. Your advertisers will no longer reach me or...
  • Matt Drudge's Dressing Down (Coulter on the View)

    06/26/2003 9:24:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 912+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2003 | Lloyd Grove
    The ladies of "The View" apparently were highly displeased yesterday morning when guest co-host Ann Coulter brought her pal Matt Drudge into the dressing room before the show. The aggrieved television personalities -- who later gave Coulter a hard time on the air for everything from her right-wing political views to her micro-miniskirt -- were "View" regulars Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Joy Behar.
  • Ann Coulter Sends ABC's THE VIEW CREW Into a Tizzy (Transcript)

    06/26/2003 11:54:18 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 136 replies · 47,500+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday June 26, 2003 | BrentBaker
    The MRC's Jessica Anderson took down a hunk of the gabfest at the beginning of the June 25 The View, ABC's daytime show created by Barbara Walters, for whom Coulter was filling in. Meredith Vieira explained: “In your last book you said liberals have been wrong about everything in last half century. You ticked us off over that one, alright. And now in this new bok you say that liberals hate freedom...I want to talk about your politics because in Treason you say, yes, that liberals hate America." Ann Coulter: "Right." Vieira: "Well, it's stupid. What do you mean liberals...
  • Libertarians Join Liberals in Challenging Sodomy Law

    03/19/2003 12:48:02 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 590 replies · 242+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 19, 2003 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    The constitutional challenge to the Texas "homosexual conduct" law that the Supreme Court will take up next week has galvanized not only traditional gay rights and civil rights organizations, but also libertarian groups that see the case as a chance to deliver their own message to the justices. The message is one of freedom from government control over private choices, economic as well as sexual. "Libertarians argue that the government has no business in the bedroom or in the boardroom," Roger Pilon, vice president for legal affairs at the Cato Institute, said today, describing the motivation for the institute, a...
  • Laura Ingraham on ABC's "The View"

    01/21/2003 9:44:44 PM PST · by bradactor · 29 replies · 513+ views
    The Laura Ingraham Radio Show | 01/21/03 | Self
    I heard this evening on Laura Ingraham's radio show that she is going to be on ABC"s "The View" on Wednesday, January 22, 2003. This ought to be interesting. I work graveyard shifts and sleep during the daytime, so I may miss it. I thought fans of Laura, of which she has on here, would like to know. No, I do not have a picture of her to post, but someone else can if they want. The time is 10 am Central Time here in Houston, so you can adjust the time according to where you live. Brad
  • Pro-Life Guest Appalls Hosts of ABC's 'The View'

    01/22/2003 12:11:50 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 161 replies · 3,325+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | January 22, 2003 | Brent Baker
    The View gang ganged up, though politely, on a guest on Tuesday who dared to suggest that abortion may not always be a wonderful experience. Actress Jennifer O'Neill came aboard to promote her “Silent No More” campaign and told how she regrets having an abortion and how pregnancy sites with which she's affiliated inform mothers of the physical and emotional risk of an abortion.      Her variance from the “pro-choice” line clearly appalled the regulars on the ABC daytime show, especially Joy Behar and former NBC News reporter Star Jones, though former CBS News reporter Meredith Viera also revealed...
  • Sen. Lott Apology Fails to Calm Critics

    12/11/2002 12:47:11 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 192+ views
    AP | 12/11/02 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON, Dec 11, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Senate Republican leader Trent Lott's apology for remarks seeming to condone the South's segregationist past failed to calm a storm of criticism from black leaders and, belatedly, top Democrats. Even a leading conservative group questioned Lott's qualifications to head the party. The controversy over comments the Mississippi Republican made at a birthday party last week for 100-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., comes just weeks before Lott is to return to the position of Senate majority leader with the GOP's takeover of the Senate. On Tuesday, members of the Congressional Black...
  • UNNATURAL LAW (Supremes to review sodomy laws) liberal barf-and offensive content alert

    12/10/2002 11:21:41 AM PST · by Liz · 549 replies · 798+ views
    NEW YORKER ^ | 12/16/02 issue | Hendrik Hertzberg
    Like whist, whilst, and self-abuse, the word sodomy has an old-fashioned ring to it. You don't even see it alluded to much anymore, except in punning tabloid headlines about the situation in Iraq. But it—or its kissin' cousin, the nearly as archaic-sounding "deviate sexual intercourse"—can be found in the criminal codes of thirteen states of the Union, where it is punishable by penalties ranging from a parking-ticket-size fine to (theoretically) ten years in prison. Even at this late date, many people are vague about just exactly what sodomy is. Montesquieu defined it as "the crime against nature," which is not...
  • Texas Sodomy Law Challenge in Supreme Court

    12/02/2002 10:18:20 AM PST · by polemikos · 759 replies · 1,698+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 2, 2002 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide a challenge to a Texas law that makes it a crime for gays and lesbians to have consensual sex in their own homes, agreeing to consider overruling its 1986 decision that upheld state sodomy laws. The high court said it would hear an appeal by two men convicted of engaging in "homosexual conduct." They argued the law violates constitutional privacy and equal protection rights, subjecting gays to criminal penalties while allowing different-sex couples to engage in the same conduct. The justices also said they would consider overturning...