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  • Olympic bathroom stall with two toilets raises eyebrows

    01/24/2014 7:42:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 23, 2014
    SOCHI, Russia, A photo of two toilets side by side in a Sochi Olympics bathroom stall is causing a stir, with an opposition leader calling it an example of mismanaged funds. The photo of two toilets in a men's bathroom stall at the Olympic Biathlon Center, which went viral after being posted to Twitter by a BBC correspondent, led social media users to joke about officials spending too much money on toilets and not enough on stall partitions, the Moscow Times reported Thursday. The photo of the toilets indicates the possibility of an even more awkward situation, as the stall's...
  • Times “Expert” Says Scandals Aren’t Scandals

    11/28/2012 12:43:05 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 21, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    — Columbia University has a “director of the center for gender and sexuality law” by the name of Katherine Franke who is considered an authority on sexual matters by The New York Times. Her position seems to be that recent scandals in the news are not really scandalous, except in terms of being sensationalized and overblown by the media. She told the paper that Kevin Clash and David Petraeus were victims of a “sex panic” when they resigned from their respective positions. The Times story written by Elizabeth Jensen and Brian Stelter is noteworthy for the claim that Clash, the...
  • Larry Craig: MSP airport bathroom trip was part of official Senate business

    08/19/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-19-12 | john miller
    BOISE, Idaho -- Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business. Craig is hoping to avoid repaying $217,000 in campaign funds the Federal Election Commission claims he misused to defend himself. The FEC sued Craig in June in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., alleging he converted the campaign money to personal use by spending it on his legal defense after he was accused of soliciting sex in...
  • Michelle style: Here's how to get it

    05/03/2009 9:24:02 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 219 replies · 7,071+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 05-02-09 | Debra D. Bass, Post-Dispatch Fashion Editor
    First Lady Michelle Obama continues to ignore the comments of both her fashion critics and fans in deference to what appears to be her own individual style. < snip > She's not always the belle of the ball; Obama's had a few looks in the dare-I-say frumpy category, but at her best, she's stunning and modern. < snip > When Obama finally met with French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model and media darling, it was discussed as a bout of fashion heavyweights. Obama won.
  • Gay politicians’ hypocrisy uncovered in movie ‘Outrage’

    04/28/2009 11:47:15 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 30 replies · 1,443+ views
    Daily Illini ^ | April 28, 2009 | Scott Cohen
    As Obama passes his first 100 days in office, I find myself sad that we liberals have less and less to complain about. Guantanamo Bay is closing, good health care policy is in the works, and I no longer have nightmares about McCain invading my living room on top of an elephant as if he were a Carthaginian emperor. Nonetheless, liberals in 2009 still have more things to complain about than Holden Caulfield would, holding a broken Miley Cyrus record. One such complaint is homosexuality in America. This week's "gay controversy" surrounded Miss California and her Twitter-quarrel with Perez Hilton....
  • Sen. Craig loses appeal in airport sex sting case

    12/09/2008 8:16:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies · 1,803+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/9/8 | STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writer
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minneapolis airport men's room sex sting.
  • Craig to write book for release next year

    05/29/2008 6:49:27 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 34 replies · 77+ views ^ | 05/27/08 | KTVB.COM
    BOISE - Outgoing Sen. Larry Craig revealed tonight that he is writing a book. In a live interview on NewsChannel 7 Tuesday night – Craig, 62 - told Dee Sarton that he is in the process of writing a book on energy - that will also talk about his time in Congress – and the events of the past year. "There will be a bit of what's happened in the last year, and the way it evolved,” Craig said. “I think that's important for Idaho and those outside Idaho who are interested to know." He hopes the book will be...
  • Craig keeps promise to retire

    03/21/2008 7:08:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 116 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/08 | Jeffrey Young
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), encumbered by a scandal since last summer, did not file for reelection by his state’s deadline Friday, keeping a promise he made and officially marking the end of his congressional career. Craig’s political future has been in doubt since his arrest and guilty plea on disorderly conduct charges filed after an incident in a men’s restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last June. The three-term senator, who previously served five terms in the House, denied the charges that he solicited sex from an undercover police officer conducting a sting operation to crack down on alleged gay...
  • Jury acquits man arrested in same bathroom sting as Sen. Larry Craig

    03/09/2008 8:45:45 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 25 replies · 918+ views ^ | 03/09/08 | The Oregonian
    A Minneapolis man who was arrested in the same bathroom sex sting as U.S. Sen. Larry King convinced a jury that he should be acquitted. The Boise Idaho Statesman reports that 39-year-old Vince Tuzon told the jury he was not guilty because the officer conducting the sting initiated the foot tapping. Craig orginally pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, but then sought to withdraw his plea. A judge turned down his request, and that has been appealed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Ethics Committee Admonishes Craig

    02/13/2008 3:54:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 765+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Ethics Committee says Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in a men's room sex sting. In a letter Wednesday, the ethics panel says Craig's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a June arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions.
  • Early Humans Walked Perculiarly

    02/28/2006 11:27:44 AM PST · by blam · 173 replies · 2,846+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-28-2006 | Jennifer Viegas
    Early Humans Walked Peculiarly? By Jennifer Viegas Discovery NewsEvidence In The Bones Feb. 27, 2006 — At least two species of early humans were knock-kneed and walked rather uniquely, according to a new study on seven anklebones that belonged to various early human ancestors from eastern and southern Africa. The study, which will be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, suggests that although the early humans walked on two feet, they did not always do so with our relatively smooth stride. "This is hard to explain, but easy to demonstrate," said Dan Gebo, who...
  • Florida State Rep gets probation for bathroom perving

    11/16/2007 12:51:45 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 17 replies · 120+ views
    News 4 ^ | 11/15/07
    Lawmaker Avoids Jail On Sex Charge State Rep. Bob Allen Gets 6 Months Probation State Rep. Bob Allen was sentenced Thursday to six months of probation for agreeing to pay for oral sex with an undercover officer in a men's park restroom. Allen, found guilty last Friday of soliciting a prostitute, faced up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Besides probation, the Republican from Merritt Island also was ordered to pay a $250 fine, undergo sexually transmitted disease testing and is not allowed to return to Space View Park, where the incident took place. Allen was accused...
  • Group protests Pleasanton church bringing in priest with prior arrest

    11/12/2007 10:14:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 72+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/12/7 | Scott Marshall
    A group distributed fliers Sunday morning at a Pleasanton Catholic Church because the priest selected to lead the parish was arrested several years ago in a case involving a lewdness allegation. Church leaders defended him. "He wouldn't be here if I weren't satisfied and the bishop," said the Rev. Dan Danielson, who is stepping down. The Rev. Padraig Greene takes over Jan. 1 at the Catholic Communities of Pleasanton, which includes St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Greene was associate pastor there for five years before moving to St. Joseph Catholic Church at Mission San Jose....
  • Florida state Rep. Bob Allen guilty in bathroom-sex case

    11/10/2007 9:17:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 341+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10 Nov 2007 | Laurin Sellers
    State Rep. Bob Allen's troubles may only get worse. Seconds after he was convicted Friday of soliciting a sex act in a park bathroom, legislative leaders were discussing how to remove him from office. "This conviction makes it impossible for Rep. Allen to represent responsibly the citizens of his district," Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio said in a statement. "Furthermore, it is my personal belief that it harms the reputation of the Florida House of Representatives. We will now take the appropriate steps." Allen, R-Merritt Island, who did not testify in his own defense, insisted he is innocent. "I have...
  • Police: 9 Arrested In Men's Bathroom Sex Sting At Central Florida Mall (Foot-tappers)

    11/01/2007 10:33:13 PM PDT · by Stoat · 116 replies · 1,918+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | November 2, 2006
    Police: 9 Arrested In Men's Bathroom Sex Sting At Central Florida Mall Men Would Tap Feet, Zip Zippers Before Acts, Chief Says   POSTED: 11:34 pm EDT November 1, 2007 UPDATED: 1:08 am EDT November 2, 2007   VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A group of men, including a former candidate for mayor and a high school teacher, was arrested on charges they performed sex acts or exposed themselves in a Central Florida mall bathroom, according to police. Investigators said nine men were arrested Thursday night in a Sears department store men's room located in the Volusia Mall. "These men...
  • Be Topical This Halloween!

    10/25/2007 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Rita Hayworth · 16 replies · 113+ views
    I don't know how to link or post a photo, if I did this would be more effective. If you have a wide stance this is a great costume.
  • Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) Response to Email

    10/24/2007 12:53:51 PM PDT · by The Iceman Cometh · 28 replies · 95+ views
    email | 10/24/2007 | Larry Craig
    A short time ago, I received a SPAM type email from Senator Larry Craig with his legislative update. The interesting part of it was that the subject line said "Listening to Idahoans".Since the immigration debate and later the 'wide stance' bathroom controversy, it was clear the Senator Craig no longer listens to Idahoans. With that, I crafted an email that was rather terse and requested he resign as well as his personal issues are giving the Dems a beating stick in which to trash the Repubs. Below, is his response.October 24, 2007 Mr. Scott Wilhelmi XXXX X XXXXXXXXXXXX Meridian, Idaho...
  • Iran Resolution: Matthews Accuses Hillary of 'Wide Stance'

    10/22/2007 3:19:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 105+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    File this one under "Mental Images We Could Do Without." Discussing her attempt to straddle the Iran issue, Chris Matthews has accused Hillary Clinton of a "wide stance." For some time, the "Hardball" host has been making the point that while Hillary now claims she voted for the 2002 Iraq resolution only for purposes of authorizing more diplomacy, at the time everyone and his uncle knew that it was a war authorization. For example, interviewing Hillary advisor Howard Wolfson on "Hardball" back in July, Matthews stated: "Anybody who didn't think we were going to war in the months leading up...
  • J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Harry Potter' Character Dumbledore Is Gay

    10/20/2007 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies · 1,521+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2007
    NEW YORK — Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall. After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members. She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love." "Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause. She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom...
  • Craig: Romney 'threw me under the campaign bus'

    10/15/2007 10:34:05 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 35 replies · 77+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/15/07
    "He not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again," Craig told Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show in an interview taped Sunday.
  • Gay rights champ Rep. Barney Frank lashes out at critics

    10/12/2007 8:03:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 659+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/7 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington -- The leading champion of gay rights in Congress ripped into what he called self-defeating ideological purists on the left who are unhappy with the Democrat-led Congress over issues such as the Iraq war and dropping transgender people from a job discrimination bill. Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat who is gay, is under ferocious attack from gay rights organizations for his decision to strip transgender people from a long-sought bill to protect gays, lesbians and bisexuals from job discrimination. Clearly angered by unaccustomed criticism from his most ardent allies, Frank called a press conference Thursday - which coincided...
  • Larry Craig's 'Wide Stance' Excuse Gains Prominence in Lexicon

    10/10/2007 12:16:06 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 713+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2007
    BOISE, Idaho — Among the most famous excuses ever given for questionable behavior, "I have a wide stance" must fall somewhere between the schoolchild's favorite "the dog ate my homework" and President Clinton's "I didn't inhale." But Sen. Larry Craig's contention — made just after his arrest in a restroom sex sting — has permeated the public consciousness, showing up as more than just the punch line to late-night talk show jokes. The online Urban Dictionary defines "wide stance" as a euphemism for a closeted homosexual. David Kurtz of the blog "Talking Points Memo" called Craig's wide stance claim "The...
  • Craig, Constituents Clash

    10/06/2007 11:03:55 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 14 replies · 728+ views
    Blogger News Network ^ | October 6, 2007
    Craig, Idaho's trying to let you know Please don't stay, you gotta go If you say that you are mine You’ll be stuck here 'til the end of time Craig, I’m trying to let you know Please don't stay, you gotta goAlways tease, tease, tease Do I have to beg down on my knees? One day you're gone and then you backtrack I just want you off my back Craig, I’m trying to let you know Please don't stay, you gotta goPlease don't stay, you gotta go now Please don't stay, you gotta go now You've caused us all a...
  • (Lincoln) Chafee Quietly Quits The GOP (With His Tail Between His Legs)

    09/19/2007 2:52:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 690+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2007 | Bruce Landis
    Chafee quietly quits the GOP 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, September 16, 2007 By Bruce Landis Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — Lincoln D. Chafee, who lost his Senate seat in the wave of anti-Republican sentiment in last November’s election, said yesterday that he has left the party. Chafee said he disaffiliated with the party he had helped lead, and his father had led before him, because the national Republican Party has gone too far away from his stance on too many critical issues, from war to economics to the environment. “It’s not my party any more,” he said. Chafee’s departure...
  • So Many Men's Rooms, So Little Time

    09/07/2007 8:33:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 41 replies · 1,304+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 3, 2007 | Christopher Hitchens
    Why men like Larry Craig continue to court danger in public places
  • Poll: GOP Holds On To Craig's Senate Seat

    09/09/2007 2:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 543+ views
    TPM ^ | September 9, 2007 | Eric Kleefeld
    A SurveyUSA poll released yesterday shows Republicans in good shape to keep the Senate seat of disgraced GOP Senator Larry Craig, who is expected to resign at the end of the month. Lt. Governor Jim Risch (R), reportedly the most likely replacement appointee for the seat, leads former Democratic Congressman Larry LaRocco by a margin of 52%-36%. Former Governor Dirk Kempthorne, who served as a U.S. Senator in the 1990's and is currently U.S. Secretary of the Interior, leads LaRocco 55%-36%. Congressman Mike Simpson, who has indicated that he does not want to serve in the Senate — and has...
  • GOP Holds Larry Craig Idaho Senate Seat with Substitute Republican

    09/08/2007 9:24:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 418+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 9/8/07
    Should Republican U.S. Senator Larry Craig of Idaho leave the Senate, which at this hour is not certain, Republicans hold the seat when 4 of 6 possible Republican replacement candidates are tested against likely Democratic nominee Larry LaRocco, a former US Congressman, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll of 534 Idaho registered voters. Here is the rundown: U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson, who has said he does not want to be considered as a interim replacement for Craig in the event that a Governor's appointment is required imminently, defeats LaRocco today by 20 points. Former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne defeats LaRocco...
  • Boca priest accused of soliciting sex in N.C. men's room

    09/06/2007 4:20:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,106+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2007 | Jerome Burdi
    BOCA RATON - A new priest at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church was issued a citation for allegedly soliciting sex in a North Carolina public park's men's room recently. Though the announcement came out this week, police issued a citation for solicitation to the Rev. Michael Penland in June during a Waynesville police sting operation dubbed Operation Summer Heat. Waynesville is located near Asheville, N.C. Penland, who has been a youth minister at the Boca Raton church since November, allegedly followed an undercover officer and solicited sex from him, police said. Penland allegedly followed the officer as he left the park...
  • Craig leaves door open to remain in Senate

    09/05/2007 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 100 replies · 1,799+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Sept 5, 2007 | Erika Bolstad and Gregory Hahn
    Craig chose his words carefully during his resignation speech Saturday in Boise, according to a voice mail message he mistakenly left on a stranger's phone. In that message obtained by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, Craig tells a man named "Billy" that his choice of language is deliberate because it leaves the door open for him to stay in office. Craig made the call just minutes before his speech. "We have reshaped my statement a little bit to say it is my intent to resign on Sept. 30," Craig said. "I think it is important for you to make...
  • Secret Signals: How Gay Men Cruise for Sex

    09/04/2007 11:13:29 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 43 replies · 13,662+ views
    ABC ^ | Sep 2 07 | ABC
    While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places across the country. The police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, in a men's restroom at Minneapolis airport for allegedly looking to engage in gay sex wrote in his June report that he "recognized a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct." ...Public places like men's restrooms, in airports and train stations, truck stops, university libraries and parks, have long been places where gay and bisexual men, particularly those...
  • Crazy (Larry Craig Leaves Voicemail Message He Wants To Undo Resignation Because of Arlen Specter)

    09/05/2007 3:01:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies · 2,241+ views
    National Review Online (The Corner) ^ | September 5, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Apparently, Sen. Craig left a voicemail (at the wrong number) for his lawyer, Billy Martin, the morning of his press conference. Roll Call posted the audio here. The Idaho Statesman has the transcript:"Yes, Billy, this is Larry Craig calling. You can reach me on my cell. Arlen Specter is now willing to come out in my defense, arguing that it appears by all that he knows that I have been railroaded and all that. "Having all of that, we have reshaped my statement a little bit to say it is my intent to resign on Sept. 30. I think it...
  • Foot-Tapping Ritual Common in Sex Sting

    08/29/2007 8:11:54 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 174 replies · 8,116+ views
    guardian ^ | 08/30/07 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A foot-tapping ritual was a common thread in many of the 41 arrests reported during a four-month airport bathroom sting that snared Sen. Larry Craig. An undercover officer would take a seat in a stall. Soon another man would sit in the stall next door and start tapping his foot, perhaps moving it closer to the officer's. The officer would move his foot up and down slowly. The suspect might then extend his hand under the divider between the stalls, sometimes repeatedly. That would be enough to get the man busted. Airport police reports obtained by The...
  • Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom

    08/27/2007 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Shermy · 612 replies · 59,633+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 27, 2007 | John McArdle
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon. Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8. A...