Anthony Weiner Gains in New Poll

By |May 28th, 2013|

Anthony Weiner gains in new polling. A NEW Marist poll shows former congressman Anthony Weiner gaining in the New York City mayoral primary brawl. The other interesting fact is the 23% are still undecided. That means he can win this thing. One caveat is that Mr. Weiner has admitted that there may be [...]

HBO’s “Candelabra” and Rob Lowe’s “Transgendered Bee Gee”

By |May 28th, 2013|

Michael Douglas as Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" Michael Douglas as Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" via Jezebel IF YOU didn't see HBO's movie "Behind the Candelabra," the story of Liberace and his live-in lover Scott Thompson, as told by Steven Soderbergh, you likely heard about it. [...]

Queer Talk: Anti-LGBT Violence in Ukraine, Russia, France [Video]

By |May 28th, 2013|

Over the weekend, anti-LGBT violence occurred in demonstrations in the Ukraine, Russian and France. At Think Progress, Zack Ford has a summary. In Ukraine, "about 100 gay activists" defied a court order "” issued for security reasons "” and held the nation's "first ever pride rally in Kiev." Police nonetheless protected the small rally, arresting [...]

Gallup Poll, Vanderbilt Study Show U.S. is Leaning Left

By |May 28th, 2013|

A new Gallup Poll shows that the U.S. is leaning Left, a bit further so, in terms of "social liberalism," and a Vanderbilt University study from earlier this year shows that Electeds, both Republican and Democratic, overestimate the conservative leanings of their constituents. From Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll: Forty-one percent of Americans now [...]

L.A.’s Garcetti: Pot Legalization Up to Voters

By |May 28th, 2013|

Garcetti says pot legalization is up to the people. IT WAS the quote that jumped off the page. The new mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti saying that "it's not a problem" if Los Angelenos decide recreational pot use is okay. Marijuana was important for medicinal use, he said. "But if in the [...]

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Actors in the Running for “Rodham”

By |May 28th, 2013|

Among those in the running to play the 26-year-old Clinton are Amanda Seyfried, who starred in Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, most recently seen playing Janet Leigh in Hitchcock. [Independent] Who will play Hillary? IN THE category of thoroughly frivolous gossip stories, the Independent is reporting [...]

Sen. John McCain Meets with Rebels in Syria

By |May 28th, 2013|

John McCain was pictured in Syria over the weekend. Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began more than two years ago, The Daily Beast has learned. McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration's Syria policy, made the unannounced [...]

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A Brit’s View: More ‘Terrorism’ as Reprisal Attacks Begin

By |May 27th, 2013|

The atmosphere in Britain has been slightly tense since the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich on Wednesday afternoon. Following the 'terrorist' incident, which involved two British Muslims hacking the off-duty British soldier to death, reprisal attacks against Muslims have been coming thick and fast. Thankfully nobody has gone down the 'eye-for-an-eye' response route just yet, [...]

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Obama Administration Investigated David Sanger, Too

By |May 26th, 2013|

Obama administration adopts same tactics against journalists as the Bush administration. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza - May 23, 2013, National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.) "...our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." - Thomas Jefferson LONG BEFORE [...]

Memorial Weekend Music: The Doors

By |May 25th, 2013|

"It dropped quite simply, quite innocently from his lips, but it changed our collective destinies." - Ray Manzarek in "Light My Fire" on Jim Morrison Mr. Manzarek founded the Doors in 1965 with the singer and lyricist Jim Morrison, whom he would describe decades later as "the personification of the Dionysian impulse each of us [...]