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  • Here's How Obama Reacted When He Walked In On An Aide Who Was With Someone In Bed

    President Barack Obama has a reputation for being level-headed -- something that he's apparently able to do even under the most, er, flustering of circumstances. According to a copy of a memoir by former Obama aide Reggie Love that was obtained by The Washington Post, Obama walked in on Love while a college friend was spending the night in his hotel room during a 2007 campaign stop. Here's Love's description of the incident, via the Post:
  • The day Obama walked into Reggie Love's hotel room while he was in bed with a woman

    01/13/2015 2:34:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | Wills Robinson
    During his time as a personal aide, Reggie Love developed a very personal bond with Barack Obama. The 'bodyman' stuck with him during the 2008 presidential campaign and during his first years in the White House. But there is perhaps one moment where their working relationship became slightly awkward. Love recounts how he was staying in a hotel during the presidential campaign when he had a female friend from college to stay - and the then Senator Obama barged in.
  • Ex-Obama 'body man' writes book (Reggie Love)

    12/05/2014 8:29:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    politico ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Former ‘body man’ Reggie Love will be penning a book on his experience working alongside President Barack Obama. “Power Forward: My Presidential Education,” will be released Feb. 3 by Simon & Schuster and will follow Love’s five years working for Obama, including his time as the president’s personal aide. It is described by the publisher as “a professional coming of age story like no other.”Expect plenty of basketball talk too, as Love, who began working for then-Sen. Obama in 2006 and left the White House in 2011, will also draw on his time under Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, where...
  • Outrage over gossip mag’s free gay joke book (Italy)

    08/18/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal,it ^ | 18 Aug 2014 11:45 GMT+02:00
    An Italian gossip magazine has sparked outrage after its latest edition was released with a free book containing jokes about gay people. The controversial giveaway, entitled “The Best Gay Jokes”, was attached to the latest edition of the weekly Italian gossip magazine Visto, La Stampa reported. Published in 2012 and ordinarily priced at €4.99, the book is part of a joke book series which also includes sexist jokes and jokes about Jews by Jews, among other taboo subjects. …
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Hussein dropping like a stone in a pond

    09/04/2010 8:58:45 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 254 replies · 3+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/4/10
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 (see trends).
  • Anderson Cooper's I.Q. in 'Jeopardy'? (Misses questions on current events and world leaders)

    03/20/2010 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies · 1,945+ views
    Copyright © 2010 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved ^ | Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:55 PM | By Lindsay Robertson
    With a final score that totaled $0, Cooper missed questions about world leaders, geography, and literature (among other topics). By the time "Final Jeopardy" came around, he was so stumped by a question about the author of "The Wizard of Oz" that his screen displayed simply the word "Who."
  • ANDERSON COOPER HAITI BABY (barf alert)

    02/04/2010 10:45:28 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 34 replies · 1,571+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | Feb 4, 2010 | Enquirer
    Hard-charging CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper was so moved by the suffering from the earthquake in Haiti, he's decided to adopt a Haitian orphan, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The silver-haired journalist and his hunky boyfriend, Ben Maisani, plan to raise the child together in their recently purchased home, a former firehouse they're renovating in New York's West Village, pals say. "The death and destruction in Haiti made Anderson realize what's really important. He and Ben have decided to become dads," a longtime friend told The ENQUIRER. "Ben has been the best thing that's ever happened to Anderson. They both feel...
  • Obama Pledges Not To Smoke In White House

    12/07/2008 4:55:18 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 1,766+ views
    Fox 12 ^ | 12/7/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama said you won't catch him lighting up a cigarette in the smoke-free White House. Asked in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" whether he has kicked the habit, the president-elect admits there are times when he's "fallen off the wagon." But he adds under the circumstances, he thinks he's "done a terrific job" of making himself "much healthier."
  • 'I'll Quit US If McCain Gets In' - Michael Stipe of REM

    08/30/2008 2:59:19 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 141 replies · 806+ views
    Sky News (excerpt) ^ | August 30, 2008 | Jon Bennett
    Excerpt - The REM frontman is an outspoken supporter of Barack Obama and said the the Democrat's election would give his country the chance to move on from the aftermath of 9/11. ~ snip ~ Asked what he felt it would mean for America if McCain wins the election, Stipe smiled and said: "Well I'd have to move to England". ~ snip ~
  • Obama Admits Smoking Cigarettes in Last Few Months

    06/10/2008 12:31:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 89 replies · 662+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/10/08 | staff
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Senator Barack Obama told reporters in St. Louis today that he has fallen off the wagon and smoked cigarettes in the last few months. The presumptive Democratic nominee has been open about his smoking past: Once a heavy smoker, he publicly gave up the habit, per his wife’s request, to run for president. Since quitting, Obama has indicated in the past that he has “fallen off the wagon” but before today was not specific about how recent his smoking was. “Months,” Obama said of the last time he has smoked. Obama regularly chews Nicorette while...
  • Conservatives DUMP Senator Larry Craig, for sticking fingers under a bathroom stall wall.

    08/30/2007 7:50:09 PM PDT · by pacificus · 517 replies · 7,731+ views
    I read the transcript of the Larry Graig interview with the Minnesota police. I don't like what I'm hearing from other conservatives. The liberals see a cheap Senate seat and you want to give it to them because a guy moved two fingers under the stall wall in an airport bathroom. If they had the guy on tape asking for sex, paying for sex, or photographed in the act, or any other physical proof, then I would say that looks very very bad and he should go. But that is not the case. This is very lame, and those of...
  • FREEREPUBLIC IS RUN BY SECERT FANATIC MUSLIMS ZOT!

    08/16/2006 10:54:15 PM PDT · by iknowthetruh · 237 replies · 4,612+ views
    ME
    FREEREPUBLIC IS RUN BY SECRET MUSLIMS, THEY INTEND TO RUN THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT INTO THE GROUND, JIMROB IS A CERTIFIED SECRET MUSLIM FANATIC, HE SHILLS FOR BUSH (IN THE POCKET OF SAUDIS) I AHTE FREE REPUBLIC, GO TO HELL!
  • DePetro pulled off air for slur (Big Dig)

    07/18/2006 6:54:47 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 32 replies · 1,222+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 18, 2006 | Jessica Heslam
    DePetro pulled off air for slur, #2-2692 By Jessica Heslam Boston Herald Media Reporter Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - Updated: 08:13 PM EST Shock jock wannabe John DePetro has been yanked off the air for two days and ordered to apologize for calling embattled Big Dig chief Matt Amorello a “fag” yesterday on his morning radio show. “This corporation has zero tolerance for racial intolerance. Mr. DePetro has 72 hours to think about it,” said Jason Wolfe, vice president of programming at WRKO (680) and WEEI-AM (850). DePetro referred to Amorello - who is married to a woman - as...
  • A Word of Warning (This one skeered me so bad I had to zot him)

    05/20/2006 10:27:16 AM PDT · by Robtran · 215 replies · 4,968+ views
    A Polymathic Chomskyite Speaks! ^ | May 20, 2006 | Robtran
    For if you persist in trying to hijack the governments of this nation - local, state and federal - so as to remake this great land into a theocratic nightmare, we will destroy you: we will burn you out of your homes and businesses; we will shoot you down in the streets; we will march on and sieze the major cities and capitols across the land. We will make war on you until either you have surrendered or none of you are left alive. We know how to do this, because we are Americans too, and have done it before:...
  • Singer George Michael arrested in drugs probe (Passed out in SUV)

    02/27/2006 7:21:51 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 13 replies · 640+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/27/06
    Singer George Michael arrested in drugs probe Mon Feb 27, 2:37 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said. Michael, 42, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide during a 25-year career, was arrested in the Hyde Park area of the capital early on Sunday, the source said. A London police spokesman issued a statement saying a 42-year-old man had been held on suspicion of possessing Class C drugs, a group in British...
  • Ex-{Male} Prostitute Says He Won't Bow Out of State House Race {Dallas Democrat}

    02/18/2006 4:49:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 48 replies · 2,532+ views
    Ex-prostitute says he won't bow out of state House race DALLAS (AP) - A man running for state representative acknowledged that he once worked as a prostitute but said he's turned his life around and doesn't regret his past. Tom Malin, who has also sold Mary Kay cosmetics and now markets electricity, conceded that his illicit past could cost him the nomination in the March 7 Democratic primary. "I've made mistakes in my life, and I've stood before my creator and I've accepted responsibility for my behavior," Malin said in Friday's Dallas Morning News. On his campaign Web page, Malin...
  • Exclusive: Candidate worked as prostitute (Texas Democrat)

    02/17/2006 1:00:46 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 35 replies · 3,246+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/16/06 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr. and BROOKS EGERTON
    The Web page touts the "hot uninhibited" services of a male escort identified as Todd Sharpe, displaying a blurry beefcake photo and listing a Dallas phone number. But the number belongs to a salesman and former actor named Tom Malin, a Dallas Democrat who is seeking election to the Texas House. Mr. Malin acknowledged Thursday that he once worked as a prostitute. -snip-
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Frank Criticizes Condi on Gay U.N. Positions

    02/02/2006 7:26:01 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 47 replies · 1,270+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 3 February 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Democratic Rep. Barney Frank has criticized Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for her role in the rejection of two international gay civil rights groups by a United Nations body. Last month, the U.N. Economic and Social Council, a think tank made up of nongovernmental agencies from around the world, voted not to admit the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Danish Association of Gays and Lesbians. According to 365Gay.com, their application to join other nongovernmental agencies on the council was rejected without a hearing after the United States voted with some of the world's most repressive regimes, including Iran,...
  • MORFORD: The Real State Of The Union

    02/01/2006 5:48:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 501+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/6 | Mark Morford
    How to address a bitter, war-torn but still somehow giddy and deeply horny nation. My fellow Americans, we're not as royally screwed as everything Bush has done during his miserable term in office would have you believe.
  • MORFORD: Horse Sex Porn Candy Teens!

    01/25/2006 7:32:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 4,039+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/25/6 | Mark Morford
    Inside! Fresh Google search terms to confound Dubya and the FBI. Also: Is Bush a fascist? Attention, all who are reading this column right now, please put down your drink and leap up off the couch and put your pants back on and log in to Google and type the words "hot bunny terrorist fluffer banana" into the comely and world-beloved Google search engine. Do it. Do it now. Oh no wait, make it "Osama butt pancake lube explosives yay." Or better yet, try "homemade nuke porn lollipop kiddie nipple bomb!!!" (Be sure to include extra exclamation points because as...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Could Tom Cruise Sue "South Park" For Suggesting He is Gay? And Even If He Could, Should He?

    12/07/2005 9:34:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 135 replies · 3,650+ views
    FindLaw ^ | December 6, 2005 | Julie Hilden
    A recent episode of the television animated comedy "South Park" mocked Tom Cruise -- suggesting that he is homosexual, and lying to hide that fact. Could Cruise bring a defamation suit against the show?
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization

    02/16/2005 9:27:20 AM PST · by metalmanx2j · 39 replies · 1,430+ views
    I was surfing the web looking for a text book on Barnes & Nobles website. The search was about Food and Culture in America. Instead, I got a link to this book: "How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization." I am flabbergasted. I mean, doesn't this sound like a paradox? Or, is this out right propoganda? I mean what is the world coming to, then again, I think we have all been asking ourselves this question for a long, long time now. A link to the book is above.
  • Ho Hum, More War And Death

    01/19/2005 12:07:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 761+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/19/5 | Mark Morford
    What happens when habitual warmongering and BushCo lies become part of our daily diet? And then you read the appalling little story about how BushCo is now "taking steps" to further the investigation into why their original intelligence on Iraq was so painfully, treasonously, colon-clenchingly wrong, why they thought Saddam had giant Costco-sized warehouses stacked to the rafters with snarling nukes and nasty biotoxins and active warheads when, in fact, he had nothing but a couple Dumpsters full of rusty 20-year-old shell casings and a bucket of stale glue.
  • Stray Dogs Deserve Back Rubs

    01/14/2005 9:53:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1,158+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/14/5 | Mark Morford
    We kill millions of pets every year Who cares if a few get posh shelters and humane laws? OK. So I tend to think people who insist on calling themselves pet "guardians" instead of "owners" are exasperating and a bit wrongheaded, and that such uber-PC thinking does almost nothing to change or improve the behavior of the thousands of animal abusers in this country. And I tend to agree with fabulous dog writer Jon Katz that such semantic sidestepping does more harm to the animals than good, and leads to naive treatment, lack of decent training and an outright ignorance...
  • Resolutions For The Damned

    01/05/2005 8:06:15 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1,032+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/5 | Mark Morford
    A new year, a Bush-gutted, storm-ravaged world and you in need of some juicy, heartfelt pledges -- This is the year. No, really. This is the it. This is the year you resolve to let it all hang out and lick the fingertips of the divine and stop holding back and stop quivering with unchecked anticipation/dread as you realize that, if you care a whit for self-definition and spiritual nuance and hot wet intelligence and deep karmic color in this tsunami-hammered, Bush-ravaged world, you are desperately needed right now. It's true. Alas, many are dejected. Many of the blue or...
  • Amazon.com Is For Republicans

    12/22/2004 8:05:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 83 replies · 3,109+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/22/4 | Mark Morford
    Attention, liberal shoppers! Next year, screw those GOP-supportin' companies, and try buying blue Do you care much that greasy ol' Pizza Hut gave tens of thousands in PAC money to the GOP last year? How about the fact that Taco Bell stopped pumping out their happily toxic semirancid meatlike substances just long enough to write a fat check to the conservative Right? Isn't that weirdly fascinating, in a depressing and indigestible sort of way? Does it matter a whit that, say, Fruit of the Loom underwear gave nearly 100 percent of its corporate donations to tighty-whitey-wearing Republicans, nearly every one...
  • Come See Our Hideous Slab

    12/17/2004 7:47:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 104 replies · 3,334+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/17/4 | Mark Morford
    As the world swoons over France's soaring beauty of a bridge, S.F. gets slapped with an eyesore And did you hear the one about how those gul-dang baguette-sucking antiwar French just completed work on this astounding new bridge, a soaring, airy, delicate thing erected in southern France, and it's all over the international press and the French people are justifiably proud and even the venerable Le Monde has deemed the new Millau bridge a "work of art," and the amazing pictures are being featured everywhere, for good reason? And you look at the photos and see the breathtakingly elegant architecture...
  • Canada Goes To Hell Legal pot? Legal gay marriage? Universal health care? What's next,...

    12/15/2004 7:32:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,023+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/15/4 | Mark Morford
    Legal pot? Legal gay marriage? Universal health care? What's next, free porn and candy? Did you hear the screams? Did you feel the menacing chill? Did you see the black and ominous clouds, moving north? Did you sense, in other words, the very presence of Satan himself as he laughed maniacally and tossed around bucketfuls of ultrathin condoms and little travel-size packets of Astroglide like confetti while riding his Harley Softail up to Toronto or maybe Edmonton to join the ghastly and sodomitic celebrations? Because it's happened. Canada's high court just ruled that the government can, if it so desires,...
  • Legal pot? Legal gay marriage? Universal health care? What's next, free porn and candy? (Morford)

    12/15/2004 10:26:23 AM PST · by RightWingAtheist · 44 replies · 11,717+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | December 15 2004 | Mark Morford (hot for Sven Robinson)
    Did you hear the screams? Did you feel the menacing chill? Did you see the black and ominous clouds, moving north? Did you sense, in other words, the very presence of Satan himself as he laughed maniacally and tossed around bucketfuls of ultrathin condoms and little travel-size packets of Astroglide like confetti while riding his Harley Softail up to Toronto or maybe Edmonton to join the ghastly and sodomitic celebrations? Because it's happened. Canada's high court just ruled that the government can, if it so desires, redefine marriage to include gay couples, which it has declared it will do almost...
  • Morford: What Are You, On Drugs?

    12/08/2004 8:33:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,096+ views
    San Francisco Chronic-le ^ | Wednesday, December 8, 2004 | Mark Morford (does not take her Thorazine orallly)
    The odds are very good that you are on drugs. Right now. This minute. As I type this and as you read this and as false Texas dictators rise and sad empires crumble and as this mad bewildered world spins in its frantically careening orbit, there's a nearly 50/50 chance that some sort of devious synthetic chemical manufactured by some massive and largely heartless corporation is coursing through your bloodstream and humping your brain stem and molesting your karma and kicking the crap out of your libido and chattering the teeth of your very bones. Maybe it's regulating your blood...
  • Morford: Very, Very Dirty Pictures

    12/03/2004 7:37:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 111 replies · 5,208+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, December 3, 2004 | Mark Morford; the Marboro Man gets her hot
    This is what you won't see in the paper. This is what you won't see on CNN or on MSNBC or CBS News or on any major media Web site anywhere and especially no goddamn way ever in hell will you see it within a thousand miles of Fox News. You aren't supposed to see. You aren't supposed to know. You are to remain ignorant and shielded, and, if you're like most Americans, you have been very carefully conditioned to think Bush's nasty Iraq war is merely this ugly little firecracker-like thing happening way, way over there, carefully orchestrated and...
  • Morford: We Are All Dubya's Doormat

    11/10/2004 7:50:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies · 2,186+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, November 10, 2004 | Mark Morford, becoming increasinly more irrelevant by the minute
    This just in: Millions of moderate Republicans and gay-terrified evangelical Christians and intellectually numbed conservative parents who thought they were doing some sort of good by blindly voting for Dubya and hence protecting their wee ones from swarthy Islamic evildoers who want to steal their kids' Kraft Lunchables and nuke Disneyland, all should be emerging from a deep fog of savage denial any minute now. Wake, they will, to the increasingly obvious fact that their beloved smirkin' president, the one who seemed to care about them so deeply just a couple weeks ago and who reached out to them and...
  • Gay man awarded $1,000 for 'fifi' comment

    10/13/2004 7:29:58 AM PDT · by missyme · 31 replies · 1,068+ views
    CBC News ^ | October 12th, 2003
    MONTREAL - A gay man who was called a "fifi" by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal. The man's name can't be revealed because of a publication ban. The man told the judge he felt dehumanized, humiliated and degraded by the comment, which happened in November 2001 at Roger Poirier Automobile in Sorel, about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal. The salesman, Marcel Bardier, used "discriminatory words in regard to [the complainant], by revealing his sexual orientation in hurtful and vexatious terms," wrote Judge Michele Pauze in her decision, according to the Montreal Gazette....
  • Morford: Who The Hell Is "Undecided"?

    09/10/2004 7:26:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 807+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004 | Mark Morford (I am becoming VERY concerned about her...)
    Polls are the genital warts of election year. They are the swarming gnats in your Jell-O salad, the dead escalator in your shopping mall, the sour milk in your coffee. Because clearly, if you attempt to follow any of them, the AP polls or the American Research Group polls or the Newsweek polls or the ABC News polls or the CBS News/NYT polls or the Zogby polls, you can only conclude one thing: These polls are designed solely to mangle your head and confound your synapses and elate you and titillate you and then plunge you into instant despair and...
  • Morford: Apocalypse Bush! (Why care for the planet when the End Times are almost here?)

    09/09/2004 10:52:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,537+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 8, 2004 | Mark Morford, read by FReepers and few others
    This is the great thing about rabid fundamentalism. You really just don't have to give a damn. Take the environment. I mean, isn't it just a little pointless to care so damn deeply about the air and the soil and the water and the stupid little disposable animals on this silly spinning ball of expendable rock when the Second Coming is imminent and a blood-soaked fire-breathin' Jesus who looks remarkably like Mel Gibson will return very soon to smite the heathens and the gays and the vegetarians and the Francophiles, and who will rescue all those who worship patriarchy and...
  • Sullivan whines about Zell Miller

    09/01/2004 9:47:39 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 81 replies · 2,331+ views
    Andrew Sullivan ^ | 09/01/04 | Andrew Sullivan
    THE MILLER MOMENT: Zell Miller's address will, I think, go down as a critical moment in this campaign, and maybe in the history of the Republican party. I kept thinking of the contrast with the Democrats' keynote speaker, Barack Obama, a post-racial, smiling, expansive young American, speaking about national unity and uplift. Then you see Zell Miller, his face rigid with anger, his eyes blazing with years of frustration as his Dixiecrat vision became slowly eclipsed among the Democrats. Remember who this man is: once a proud supporter of racial segregation, a man who lambasted LBJ for selling his soul...
  • Elton attacks 'censorship' in US

    07/17/2004 7:56:58 AM PDT · by mcg1969 · 189 replies · 3,482+ views
    BBC (via Drudge) ^ | July 17 | BBC
    Elton John has said stars are scared to speak out against war in Iraq because of "bullying tactics" used by the US government to hinder free speech. "There's an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious," he told New York magazine, Interview. Sir Elton said performers could be "frightened by the current administration's bullying tactics", The singer likened the current "fear factor" to McCarthyism in the 1950s. "There was a moment about a year ago when you couldn't say a word about anything in this country for fear of your career being shot...
  • Morford: Amazon.com Does Not Know Me

    05/26/2004 9:23:14 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 236+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Mark Morford (likes books with gladiators in them)
    I am a walking time bomb. Like millions, I live deep deep deep in the digital storm, aswim in the electronic morass, irrevocable and irreversible and never to return to the ways of old because, as everyone knows, once you step foot into the rushing miasma of Net commerce and e-communication, you are imprinted onto the digital Void pretty much forever. The Net, it washes over your life in a tidal wave of logins and passwords and cookies and AutoFill forms and account summaries and credit card numbers and semisecure Web sites, each promising on a stack of ridiculously defective...
  • A Deal? (ZOT!!! Who is Goerge? What is a trole?)

    04/20/2004 3:19:20 PM PDT · by thejourney · 104 replies · 488+ views
    How bout a deal? I know I'm banned. I'll admit I'm a trole now if you will let me log back in on November 3 after Kerry hands Boy Goerge his butt and tell you what a bunch of losers you are just like the first selected Chimp President is a losers How bout it, losers?
  • Morfor: Da Vinci Code Your Life

    03/03/2004 7:03:53 AM PST · by presidio9 · 80 replies · 422+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, March 3, 2004 | Mark Morford, I swear to God I'm not helping her choose her subject matter
    <p>Everything is interwoven. Jesus tongue kissed Mary Magdalene, a lot. Potent juicy mystical secrets are everywhere, if you know where to look. Organized religion is the worst possible answer.</p> <p>What supposedly sacred truths are available to us are all relative to those who hold the power. Often, just behind the facade of things is a huge hunk of gorgeous convoluted magic you would do well to lick. Meanwhile, the divine feminine is right there, winking, sighing heavily, waiting for you. Like, duh.</p>
  • Gen. Clark on the cover of gay magazine

    01/21/2004 12:45:52 PM PST · by conserv13 · 208 replies · 836+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 1/21/04 | Matt Drudge / the Advocate
    drudge link to the advocate, a gay magazine.
  • The Rainbow Menace

    08/11/2003 1:31:27 PM PDT · by theoverseer · 50 replies · 605+ views
    Working For Change ^ | August 6, 2003 | Will Durst
    You know what, I think its time for each and every one of us to get down on our scrawny unemployed knees and thank god for George Bush. The man has just gone and rescued the fragile moral fiber of this country once again. Can I get a Hallelujah? Only through the grace of Dubyah's faith have we finally been able to identify the fresh cancer poised to eat through the intestines of the American belly. And that toxic threat is gay marriage. It's hard to imagine anything more subversive than two people of the same sex hugging and kissing...