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  • Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay (ICANN refuses top-level domain ".GAY")

    10/09/2015 8:22:54 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Kieren McCarthy
    ICANN evaluation takes absurdity to new levels This time last year, the applicants for the internet top-level domain .gay were stunned to find that their application to be recognized as a "community" was rejected because they weren't gay enough. After successfully arguing for re-evaluation and waiting nine months for the result, Dot Gay LLC has now been told the self-same application has been rejected again. But this time because it was too gay. In October 2014, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) gave the application from Dot Gay LLC just 10 out of 16 possible points, missing the 14-point threshold for...
  • 1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run

    06/30/2015 7:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | June 29, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    LEVENS, France, - Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France. The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines. The U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Penney records bigger-than-expected loss in 2Q

    08/10/2012 3:22:18 AM PDT · by abb · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2012 | Anne d'Innocenzi
    J.C. Penney Co. is reporting a bigger-than-expected loss and plummeting sales, as its customers continue to be turned off by a new pricing plan that gets rid of hundreds of sales in favor of every day lower prices. It also withdrew its profit guidance for the year. The department store, based in Plano, Texas, says that it lost $147 million, or 67 cents per share, in the quarter ended July 28. That compares with a profit of 14 million, or 7 cents per share. snip
  • Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?

    04/08/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    University of Rochester ^ | April 5, 2012 | Susan Hagen
    Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
  • Video of the Largest Wolf Pack Ever Found in Oregon

    08/06/2010 7:01:50 PM PDT · by Korah · 124 replies
    Thanks to U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy's ruling (PDF file of preliminary injunction order) that the Endangered Species Act protections must be reinstated for wolves in both Montana and Idaho, be prepared to hear of more reports about large packs of wolves roaming the countryside in neighboring states like the one that was filmed in Oregon.  Even though neither state, Washington or Oregon, were part of the Fish and Wildlife Service's wolf reintroduction program, they are definitely a recipient of the outcome. It was the late "90"s when the first wolves made it to Oregon, now they are beginning...
  • Maxim Monday: How Christina Milian Keeps Things Hot

    06/15/2009 10:06:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies · 1,465+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/15/2009 | Staff
    Maxim brings the hottest female stars to every Monday. Today, meet 'Bring It On' star Christina Milian. Christina Milian likes to keep her relationships exciting. The “Bring It On” star, 27, says that includes everything from costumes (like the red, robed, maid one she describes as “really cute”) to strip clubs. “I try a little bit of everything,” she says in the new issue of Maxim magazine. “Im all about keeping the excitement in the relationship. That’s why I sing songs like ‘Dip It Low.’ When I’m with somebody, I like to keep it exciting.”
  • Don't Ask Schools to be Speech Police

    03/05/2007 2:21:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 810+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | March 3, 2007 | Staff Writer/Editorial
    A California school has landed in court over its disciplinary action against a student for using the expression "That's so gay." The case offers a lesson for Wisconsin's school officials: When dealing with teenagers and offensive language, a little common sense goes a long way. In contrast, speech police armed with inflexible policies produce unfair results and dangerous precedents. The case at a Santa Rosa, Calif., high school began when classmates taunted Rebekah Rice about her Mormon upbringing, asking "Do you have 10 moms?" Rebekah criticized the razzing with the phrase: "That's so gay." Her response got her sent to...
  • Stereotypes of the GOP? Congrats FreeRepublic & Coulter! We've Just Confirmed Most Of Them ...

    03/03/2007 5:39:01 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 67 replies · 1,771+ views
    Free Repbulic ^ | March 3, 2007 | Vanity
    Howard Dean Demands GOP Candidates Denounce Ann Coulter for Referring to John Edwards as a 'Faggot' Please read some of the reply posts contained within the above link. We all hear the complaints of how Libs stereotype and exaggerate the belief models of the GOP. Each of the complaints are justified due to the self-serving nature in which they're presented by different individuals imop (i.e. Sharpton, Jackson, Gore, Clintons, Dean etc). Understanding the attention this forum carries and willingness of the MSM to stereotype, it really makes a person wonder "why these posts"? It's well known Coulter is a loose-cannon...
  • Boy George reports for NYC trash duty

    08/14/2006 9:43:41 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 35 replies · 2,372+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 08/14/2006 | SAMANTHA GROSS
    By SAMANTHA GROSS, Associated Press Writer 44 minutes ago NEW YORK - With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early Monday, sweeping leaves and trash off the sidewalks of New York. It took less than an hour for the former Culture Club frontman to get into a spat with the media. "You think you're better than me?" he yelled. "Go home. Let me do my community service." Boy George took to the streets of Manhattan as a Department of Sanitation worker wearing an orange vest, dark capri pants, shoes without socks, and without...
  • 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...
  • Backstreet Boys say goodbye to Richardson

    06/26/2006 7:14:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 322+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sat Jun 24, 2006
    The Backstreet Boys are saying goodbye to the oldest member of their band, according to a statement posted on the group's Web site Saturday. Kevin Richardson, 33, said he was leaving to purse other interests. "It was a very tough decision for me but one that was necessary in order to move on with the next chapter of my life," Richardson said in the statement. The Orlando-based pop band ushered in a new teen-music craze in the late 90's, buoyed by their soulful harmonies, synchronized dance steps, clean-cut good looks and charm. Their three albums sold a total of more...
  • THE KENNEDY TRADITION (cut and run, and disgrace public office)

    05/06/2006 5:06:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 98 replies · 2,495+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 6, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    After his second smash-up in three weeks - and a lot of unanswered questions about an alleged police cover-up - Rep. Patrick Kennedy yesterday declared that he's entering rehab to deal with an addiction to painkillers. This was hardly the congressman's first such incident. And he was in rehab just last Christmas.......the son of Sen. Ted Kennedy, said he doesn't remember anything about the incident, but that he's "deeply concerned." (At least no one died in the back seat.) The congressman crashed the car he was driving at 2:45 a.m. into a Capitol Hill traffic barrier after he narrowly averted...
  • 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.
  • Love makes ‘Brokeback’ Oscar favorite

    01/30/2006 8:45:32 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 59 replies · 1,011+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 29 06 | MSNBC
    when I finally saw “Brokeback” I found it nearly perfect. It’s more than a love story; it’s really about loneliness, which is a more universal emotion anyway. Some of us haven’t been in love; some of us don’t believe in love. Everyone’s been lonely. It’s ambiguous enough to argue about endlessly. Heath Ledger’s Ennis del Mar feels like the man in the film — in the one sex scene, he gives rather than receives — and he’s taciturn and bottled-up in the way of men. He talks with his fists, and sometimes he talks too much, but he’s gentle with...
  • MORFORD: Sam Alito On Brokeback Mountain

    01/20/2006 7:48:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 559+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/20/6 | Mark Morford
    What do the bitter neocon nominee and the amazing Oscar-bound film have in common? There is this theory, more of a truism really, tossed about like a fuzzy beach ball by the gurus and the masters and the mystics since Jesus was but a lint ball of possibility in the Great Belly Button of Time. . . .
  • Prosecutors allege romantic relationship between two builders (NC)

    01/05/2006 1:33:17 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 18 replies · 838+ views
    AP via N&R ^ | 12/5/05 | AP
    CHARLOTTE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted a contractor on charges of conspiracy and tax fraud — and allege he illegally used millions of dollars of his company's money to further a romantic relationship with another builder. David Boone, 51, intends to plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, said his lawyer, Peter Anderson. "He denies being involved in any conspiracy," Anderson told The Charlotte Observer. "Mr. Boone fully expects to be acquitted at trial and looks forward to his day in court." If convicted, the charges could bring a prison sentence of up to 38 years...
  • I am a Gay Republican

    01/02/2006 4:14:15 AM PST · by kutwhoredel · 122 replies · 2,370+ views
    I am a Gay Republican but I almost never chime in on political issues. I believe in small government, which the Bush administration has not been good at, as well as low taxes and the free market. I don't believe in manmade global warming and I think environmental activism is mostly a cover for people who want to make more rules to control our lives. Social issues don't get me very excited and I know I should be more grateful to my gay forefathers for all their sacrifices, but I've never encountered homophobia in my entire life so gay rights...
  • Cowboy romance "Brokeback" faces challenge

    12/07/2005 1:52:30 PM PST · by Millee · 40 replies · 1,282+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/05 | Bob Tourtellotte
    It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America. Two of Hollywood's hottest leading men, Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, risk alienating fans and sending their stars plummeting if, after watching the pair have sex on screen, audiences cannot see them any other way than gay. Winning over middle America is important for the roughly $12.5 million movie because its backer, art house specialist Focus Features, wants a big box office...
  • Johnny Depp: I Can't Stay In Riot-Ravaged France [Drudge]

    11/18/2005 9:31:16 PM PST · by lainie · 195 replies · 6,723+ views via Drudge ^ | 11/18/2005 | Chrissy Illey
    [Hollywood star JOHNNY DEPP is so shocked by the riots raging through France, he's considering abandoning his home in the country.] Depp and Paradis moved to France to bring up their children because he said LA was too violent. Has he become disenchanted after the recent riots and curfews that spread out from Paris? "It's insane that setting cars on fire is the new strike. It takes a lot away. I'm sure it'll clear up to a certain degree, but now we are based back in LA because I have work here. I went there [to France] to live because...

    10/16/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by KenKong77 · 135 replies · 2,310+ views
    Give me one reason why "judicial extraordinaire" Harriet Miers is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court. One.
  • Net Piracy Pillages Film Industry

    09/21/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 29 replies · 860+ views
    The BG News (Enter Link Here) ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2005 (21 SEPTEMBER 2005) | Adam Shapiro
    It's time for politicians to protect the film industry and implement stiff anti-piracy laws. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, "pirates are costing the film industry billions of dollars each year." Thank you, J. Scott Davis
  • British Army march with gay pride

    08/27/2005 7:42:23 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 64 replies · 1,482+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 27, 2006 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - The British army joined in a gay pride march for the first time, an army spokesman said. Troops in uniform joined the annual Gay Pride festival in Manchester, northern England, on the march through the city centre, with thousands of supporters watching from the sidelines. The army was out to attract homosexual recruits and show it can be gay-friendly. Soldiers gave out sweets as their float travelled along the two-mile (three-kilometre) course, following a float of muscular men in pink Lycra shorts dancing to music and blowing whistles. "We don't really care what sexual orientation you are...
  • More Tom Cruise and TomKat parodies from The Spoof!

    07/12/2005 10:06:17 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Spoof! | Wed. July 13 | The Spoof!
    "In an announcement today that shocked the planet, Roman Catholic Virgin Katie Holmes and her lover Tom Cruise said that their wedding may happen sooner than had previously been expected, due to a turn of completely unexpected events. "World," said Katie, teary-eyed, "we're pregnant." Tom immediately corrected her and said, "Actually, I had nothing to do with it." Then in a narrative which described the most shocking chapter of this couple's lives (if not of all of Show Business), Katie recalled how a shining angel came to her with the news. Tom jumped up and down as he told how...
  • Lord of the Rings - help needed (vanity)

    06/24/2005 7:13:06 AM PDT · by hispanichoosier · 264 replies · 5,851+ views
    I need help with LOTR. Two friends and I were discussing the books and movies last weekend. Friend 1 observed that the relationship between Frodo and Sam (in the movies) had homosexual overtones. Friend 2 retorted that the relationship is based on the master/servant relationship of old England and that Friend 1 was looking at it through American eyes, where rugged individualism is more prized. I--caught in the middle--had to admit that I thought that Sean Astin overplayed Sam at times but was great overall. So, was Friend 1 right about the gay overtones, or was Friend 2's explanation correct?...
  • ZOT! Whats wrong with you people ?

    06/23/2005 1:24:16 AM PDT · by SumatranTigerFan · 84 replies · 1,407+ views
    na | 06/23/05 | Sumatran Fan
    Are you people smoking something ? Must be. Don't you understand that these Great Lords of the Jungle is crying out for our help - your help! They need us and we need them and it saddens me to see people like you all joking about this when in FACT it is a VERY serious matter. How would you feel if you were on the verge of exstinction ? It would not be a good feeling. Wouldnt you want something done about it ? Of course you would! These awesome cats dont come lookinf for trouble they would rather stay...
  • Tom Cruise Denies Accusations That Katie Holmes Romance Is Publicity Stunt

    06/16/2005 6:24:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 451+ views ^ | June 16, 2005
    The American public are dubious about the love affair because both Cruise and Holmes have films released this month - Cruise stars in War Of The Worlds, while Holmes is in Batman Begins.
  • BRAKING ZOT! this site supports censorship

    05/26/2005 11:24:55 PM PDT · by werewolffan · 75 replies · 1,583+ views
    because a while back i posted a gay rights article under the screenname runswithwolves and i got assaulted by the people on the board and got banned
  • Piazza Meets Limbaugh

    05/24/2005 10:44:09 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 48 replies · 1,956+ views
    (NJ) Star-Ledger ^ | 5/24/05 | Mets Notebook
    Mike Piazza, who pinch-hit in the ninth and struck out, broke away from the Mets' pregame stretch when he saw conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh in the front row of the stands. Limbaugh signed a baseball for Piazza's brother, Vincent, who is the head of the Republican Party in Montgomery County, Pa. "It was like meeting American royalty," gushed Piazza, who compared meeting Limbaugh to meeting George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, General Douglas MacArthur and the Pope. "I think I pulled a fine in kangaroo court, but it was worth it," he said.
  • Scared silly ("War of the Worlds" = antiwar film?)

    05/21/2005 11:28:48 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 17 replies · 518+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2005 | Rachel Abramowitz
    <p>Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise want to invade your comfort zone with "War of the Worlds," and they're having a grand time doing it.</p> <p>On a bright spring day at the Universal back lot, the world is coming to an end. Aliens have landed on the Eastern Seaboard; fear and destruction have been sown. Somewhere on the road from New Jersey to Massachusetts, a wet and surly mob has beset a father who's managed to hotwire a van — one of the last working vehicles on the road — and dragged his teenage son onto the pavement. There are a hundred extras in soggy flannel, and lots of rain, and a giant crane that snakes about like a long-necked dinosaur.</p>
  • Bashir to Jackson: "Looking So Sexy"

    05/13/2005 11:58:00 AM PDT · by Hand em their arse · 18 replies · 769+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5-13-2005 | Hand Em Their Arse
    BASHIR TO JACKSON: 'LOOKING SO SEXY' Brit journalist and ABCNEWS correspondent Martin Bashir buttered up Michael Jackson in documentary out-takes viewed by a California jury on Thursday. When Jackson complained media coverage of him is often "twisted," Bashir assured him, "We aren't going to do that here." He also told Jackson that the entertainer was "looking so sexy" during the taping. "Women are going to be taking their pants off and throwing them at the screen," Bashir said. ----------------------------------------------------------- Filed By Matt Drudge Reports are moved when circumstances warrant
  • FBI Enters West Case (Spokane Mayor Allegedly Offered Internships In Exchange For Sex)

    05/11/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 18 replies · 710+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP ^ | May 11, 2005 | Nicholas K. Geranios
    SPOKANE -- The FBI has opened an inquiry into a possible "public corruption" case involving accusations that Mayor James West offered city jobs to young men he met online, a federal prosecutor confirmed yesterday as West began a temporary leave. The FBI involvement was confirmed by Thomas Rice, chief criminal prosecutor for the U.S. attorney's office here, The Spokesman-Review reported in a copyright story posted late yesterday on its Web site. Agents were expected to interview Ryan Oelrich and another man, both 24, who said they were independently offered City Hall jobs after online chats with a man who turned...
  • Poll shock: Nearly half might back McGreevey 49% would consider voting for him again (gay ex-gov up)

    05/04/2005 3:31:32 AM PDT · by Liz · 67 replies · 894+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | Wednesday, May 04, 2005 | DEBORAH HOWLETT
    Five months after Gov. James McGreevey left office in disgrace, a new public opinion poll shows that 49 percent of New Jerseyans would consider voting for him in a future election. ......Zogby International was commissioned by the gay rights advocacy group Garden State Equality to measure public support for gay marriage (which remains at 55 percent statewide). The group piggy-backed the McGreevey question onto the poll, largely in an effort to test electoral support for gay and lesbian candidates. The poll asked voters what their opinion would be if McGreevey ran for another office, like Congress or the Legislature. 6...
  • Cops thrash men when hot tub party gets noisey

    04/14/2005 6:39:20 PM PDT · by sincity89103 · 107 replies · 2,878+ views
  • Poll Shows Mixed Views on Gays in Sports

    04/12/2005 5:41:22 PM PDT · by missyme · 23 replies · 677+ views
    AP News ^ | April 12th, 2005
    openly gay male athletes participating in sports, but nearly 24 percent think an openly gay athlete would hurt their team, according to an NBC/USA Network poll. The mixed results of the survey on American attitudes toward gay athletes appear in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands Wednesday. Of the 979 people interviewed, 86 percent agreed it is OK for openly gay men to play sports, but some seemed to back off when asked if that could hurt their team. "It was like, I'm OK with this, but if you press me, I have some doubts," said Doug...
  • 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...
  • Cruise escaped bike crash unscathed

    03/04/2005 1:09:56 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 39 replies · 1,187+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 04/03/2005 - 8:21:48 AM
    Cruise escaped bike crash unscathed Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise escaped unharmed when he crashed his brand new motorcycle. The Collateral heart-throb was riding his turbo-charged Ducati in Beverly Hills, California, when he skidded on a patch of oil. The 42-year-old ended up sprawled on the road but was able to give concerned onlookers autographs before re-mounting his mean machine.
  • Students wear SpongeBob gear to show tolerance

    01/29/2005 6:19:53 AM PST · by Ellesu · 391 replies · 4,124+ views ^ | 01/29/05 | RANDI WEINER
    STONY POINT — About a half-dozen James A. Farley Middle School students sported SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas or pants yesterday in support of the cartoon character's right to be himself. SpongeBob Support Day was the idea of seventh-grade class president Jordan Uffer, who wanted to protest opinions expressed about the character's link to homosexuality. "He's a cartoon," the 12-year-old Uffer, attired in SpongeBob pajamas, said. "I felt there was no reason for them to say that he was homosexual, and there isn't a real difference between gay people and not-gay people. We're all human beings." The SpongeBob issue made the news...
  • 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.
  • ZOT!!! How neocons have sold their souls regarding gender roles

    01/18/2005 12:09:31 PM PST · by moderndaycrusader · 582 replies · 5,481+ views
    A True Conservative mufti, who was "not a troll." Honest!
    When the Jessica Lynch story first made the news, almost everyone believed that she was some sort of Amazon warrior, heroically fighting off the bad guys. I was one of the few who did not believe this story. When the truth came out and I was proven right and the feminazis and the neocons were proven wrong, it was one of the happiest moments of my life. Whenever some feminazi/neocon starts blathering on about how great women in the military are, just say 'Jessica Lynch' or 'Kara Hultgreen' to them. That ought to shut them up. Names like Jessica's and...
  • 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...
  • Macaulay Culkin: 'Michael Jackson never touched me' (they just slept in the same bed, so its normal)

    01/11/2005 6:56:23 AM PST · by dead · 36 replies · 2,052+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 12, 2005
    Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin and Britney Spears' famous choreographer Wade Robson are willing to testify that their pal Michael Jackson did not molest them during their many childhood sleepovers at Neverland. The famous pair, who hung out with Jackson when they were children more than a decade ago, may be called as defence witnesses at Jackson's upcoming child molestation trial, a source close to Jackson said. "Mac and Wade have always said very clearly from the beginning - nothing ever happened. Michael did not molest them," the source said. The pair and another young Jackson pal, Australian-born Brett Barnes,...
  • Honest, Abe? A dishonest book claims Lincoln as the first log cabin Republican.

    01/08/2005 2:31:53 PM PST · by quidnunc · 32 replies · 977+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2005 | Philip Nobile
    The Intimate World of Abraham Lincolnby C.A. Tripp Free Press, 384 pp., $27The notion that Abraham Lincoln had homosexual experiences is hardly new. All the way back in 1924, Carl Sandburg's bestselling biography winked at Lincoln's "streak of lavender and spots soft as May violets." And more explicit versions of the idea have appeared in the years since — as signaled by "Log Cabin Republicans," the name chosen by gay members of the GOP for their advocacy group. But the attempt to use this "Gay Lincoln Theory," making the sixteenth president an icon for modern homosexuals, is now poised to...
  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Brad Pitt Proud To Be 'Gay'

    12/13/2004 5:40:53 AM PST · by KidGlock · 36 replies · 2,023+ views
    WFTV ^ | 12/13/04
    Brad Pitt Proud To Be 'Gay' POSTED: 3:13 pm EST December 10, 2004 PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Brad Pitt has a sense of humor about the bumper sticker George Clooney slapped on his car that said he was a gay voter with a small penis. Pitt said he's "very proud of being a gay voter" and that he doesn't think his "small penis is something to be ashamed" of. The bumper sticker was in retaliation for a fake memo Pitt sent to the cast and crew of "Ocean's Twelve" saying that Clooney was insisting on being called by his character's...
  • 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...