Queer Talk: Pat Robertson and Rings That Cut People to Spread AIDS

By |August 28th, 2013|

Pat Robertson says gays have rings with which they cut others in order to pass along AIDS. Okay, it's Pat Robertson on the 700 Club talking about the homosexuals, so we know it's most likely going to be nonsensical, at best. Yesterday's remarks, though, added a feel of the past, when then GOP [...]

Obama Should Seek Congressional Input to Strike Syria

By |August 27th, 2013|

President Barack Obama reflects during a meeting with his national security staff in the Situation Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) "Suggestions that there's any doubt about who's responsible for this are as preposterous as a suggestion that the attack did not occur." - Jay Carney, White [...]

Queer Talk: LGBT Rights Aren’t Civil Rights, Say Some in GOP

By |August 27th, 2013|

Some in GOP argue that LGBT rights aren't civil rights. This story is actually bigger than arguments from some in the GOP that LGBT rights aren't civil rights. Other groups included are those working for immigration reform and the environment. It's not a new argument, of course. The idea seems to rest on a [...]

Queer Talk: New Mexico Judge Rules For Marriage Equality

By |August 27th, 2013|

New Mexico District Judge Alan Mallot ruled for marriage equality. New Mexico has no "one man, one woman" marriage definition law, and no marriage equality law. Second Judicial District of New Mexico Judge Alan Malott ruled for the latter. In total, and also related to earlier judicial rulings, three counties "“ Bernalillo (where [...]

Kerry on Assad’s Chemical Use: “Indiscriminate Slaughter of Civilians”

By |August 27th, 2013|

Secretary Kerry in remarks on Monday called Assad's use of chemical weapons the "indiscriminate slaughter of civilians." The timing of such an attack, which would probably last no more than two days and involve sea-launched cruise missiles "” or, possibly, long-range bombers "” striking military targets not directly related to Syria's chemical weapons [...]

Understanding Samantha Power and Why We Must Act on Syria

By |August 26th, 2013|

Samantha Power is right and it's why liberals like myself back action in Syria.[Photo by Pete Souza, via Instagram] "When innocent life is being taken on such a scale and the United States has the power to stop the killing at reasonable risk, it has a duty to act." - Samantha Power, US [...]

Does Dianne Feinstein Get to Define a ‘Real Reporter’?

By |August 26th, 2013|

The Fifth Estate of Journalism in the age of surveillance faces stiff resistance, including from the government, as Sen. Dianne Feinstein seeks to define "real reporters." In a recent Senate committee hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein stated that "shield laws should only apply to "˜real reporters.'" More about that later, but with those words [...]

Miley Cyrus Twerk Out at VMAs Stirs Disgust [Video]

By |August 26th, 2013|

Miley Cyrus twerk out at VMAs and this Will Smith family photograph goes viral, but the Smith family reaction was directed at Lady Gaga not Miley Cyrus*. [photo via @NYDreamVillain on Twitter, which went viral on Sunday.] Twerk: The rhythmic gyrating of the lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent [...]

Queer Talk: Vladimir Putin Says Nyet to All Protests at Sochi Olympics

By |August 26th, 2013|

Vladimir Putin says nyet to any and all protests at the Sochi Olympics, but the anti-LGBT laws remain at the center of an international outcry. It's not just about the "nontraditional" gays who spread "propaganda," but about "“ you know what's coming "“ terrorism; and so Vladimir Putin says nyet to any and [...]

Justin Timberlake at VMAs, with NSYNC Reuinion [Video]

By |August 26th, 2013|

Justin Timberlake at VMA awards. [Screen capture from video of performance.] MERE MORTAL performers, don't try what Justin Timberlake did at the VMAs on Sunday night. It's not something anyone less than a stage athlete can carry off. A performer of such versatility, strength and sheer force of will stamina doesn't come around [...]

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