Carrie Prejean: Marriage Should Be Between A Man And A Woman So He Can Enjoy My Fake Tits

April 30, 2009

miss-california-carrie-prejeanI really don’t care what Miss America runner-up Carrie Prejean said about gay marriage, as evidenced by the fact that this is my first post about her.

I do care, however, that she couldn’t express her views in an even remotely articulate fashion (“opposite marriage” ?) in the only part of the pageant that requires any modicum of basic intelligence and that this parade of dumbassery is viewed by millions of girls around the world.

All that said, it’s been revealed that Ms. Prejean’s tits were paid for courtesy of the Miss California Organization.

Sooo, that makes them your pimp and you… what? A fancy prostitute!?


Lessons In Driving Etiquette

April 30, 2009

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Obama Retracts Promises To LGBT Population (Updated)

April 30, 2009

presidential-seal-pride-flagRemember when WhiteHouse.gov was updated, like, 0.52 seconds after President Obama’s inauguration on January 20?

At the time, the White House pledged the following goals, with detailed explanations for each heading:

– Expand Hate Crimes Statutes
– Fight Workplace Discrimination
– Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples
– Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
– Repeal Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell
– Expand Adoption Rights
– Promote AIDS Prevention
– Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS

(Read the complete contents of the original web page in my Jan. 20 post.)

Nice list, huh? I remember how amazing it was to almost feel like a full and equal citizen.

Well, now that Obama’s been elected it seems like we’re not quite as necessary anymore. The ENTIRE Civil Rights page on the White House website has now been reduced to only:

Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Laws
On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act to ensure that all Americans receive equal pay for equal work. The President is committed to expanding funding for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to ensure that voting rights are protected and Americans do not suffer from increased discrimination during a time of economic distress. President Obama also continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and believes that our anti-discrimination employment laws should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity. He supports full civil unions and federal rights for LGBT couples and opposes a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Lead Criminal Justice Reform
The President will lead the fight to build a more fair and equitable criminal justice system. He will seek to strengthen federal hate crime legislation and will work to ensure that federal law enforcement agencies do not resort to racial profiling. He supports funding for drug courts, giving first-time, non-violent offenders a chance to serve their sentence, if appropriate, in drug rehabilitation programs that have proven to work better than prison terms in changing behavior. President Obama will also improve ex-offender employment and job retention strategies, substance abuse treatment, and mental health counseling so ex-offenders can successfully re-join society.

Yeah. That’s the entire page. Um, WHAT THE FUCK ‘BAMA?!

And can we note the semantic difference between the original “expand hate crimes statues,” which implies current laws are inferior and need to be replaced by superior legislation, and the current “strengthen anti-discrimination laws,” which implies the current laws just need a little Band-Aid?!

WHAT THE FUCK.
WHAT THE FUCK.
WHAT THE FUCK.

The White House can be e-mailed here.

(This post owes everything to Joe.My.God.)

UPDATE: JMG sent a letter to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and received this response:

Hi Joe,

I wanted to let you know that Rea Carey contacted the White House directly about the issue today after you alerted us to your post. Rea was told that they are changing the White House Web site to turn it into a more governance-focused site to reflect progress, as opposed to a campaign and transition site. They said they have taken out many such points throughout the site (not just on LGBT policy issues) as part of this changeover, and are apparently modifying the site over the next few weeks. We will be keeping an eye on it, but if you see changes before we do (or a lack thereof), please let us know. And thank you for calling this to our attention.

Warm regards,

Inga Sarda-Sorensen
Director of Communications
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Hmm… I don’t think I’m satisfied…

UPDATE #2: The White House’s Civil Rights page has now been updated to include:

He supports changing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security, and also believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Changing?  Sigh. What happened to repealing? AmericaBlog is reporting that the White House is assuring them that this language doesn’t reflect a change in policy but I think that’s pretty hard to swallow complete bullshit.

JMG also continues his coverage.


Craigslist Ad Of The Day (Updated!)

April 30, 2009

apartmentClick to enlarge.

Of note:
A) The ass.
B) His non-anonymous’ized e-mail address, which appears to be a variant of his name.
C) The poster identifies himself as the owner and also “a licensed real estate person.” Does he make all of his sales with this ass?
D) Despite the implication that this roommate relationship is going to become sexual – or at minimum involve a lot of exhibitionism – he’s still charging $700/month to live in buttfuck.
E) The ass.

Thanks Echo!

Source.

Update: You have to check out what comes up when you Google that guy’s e-mail address and I also highly recommend visiting his MySpace page (face pic!) (And yes, I have way too much time on my hands…)


Outrage Regarding “Outrage” Begins With Ed Koch

April 30, 2009

ed_koch…but not for the reason you’d expect.

The documentary, which examines closeted anti-gay lawmakers and that I posted about here, premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival last week and has already pissed off former NYC Mayor Ed Koch. The 84-year-old lifelong bachelor has always denied being gay or, of late, refused to address questions about his personal life, but being essentially outed in the film is not what upset him – it’s the distortion of his record: the film apparently claims that Koch’s “record on AIDS and gay rights was virtually nonexistent” and Koch sees it differently.

Page Six reports:

“It’s a [bleep]ing outrage,” Koch told Page Six yesterday. “Bella Abzug and I, in the early ’70s, introduced in Congress a bill that would outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.”

When he was elected mayor in 1977, one of his first acts was to ban such discrimination by city agencies. “And when we later said the law applied to contractors doing business with the city, the Catholic Church and the Salvation Army sued me,” Koch said.

“In 1984, I was the first mayor to march in the Gay Pride Parade. I was the first mayor to appoint openly gay judges…”

I’m going take Koch on his word for the above but note that those points don’t contradict the criticism that has been leveraged against him. Specifically, Koch’s Wikipedia page notes that Larry Kramer, among others, have criticized Koch for essentially ignoring the NYC AIDS epidemic of ’82-’83, presumably out of fear that it would lend credence to the rumor of his homosexuality.

While I’ve already expressed that I’m excited for “Outraged,” I’m hoping Koch isn’t too central to the film. I kinda feel bad that people are still hounding this 84-year-old about his sexuality and even if he did ignore the NYC AIDS epidemic of ’82-’83 – a topic on which I am decidedly ignorant but will acknowledge is an obviously selfish and egregious act of self-preservation at the expense of others – surely there are still bigger fish to fry in the ocean of closeted politicians who screw the LGBT population. (Right?)

It will be interesting to see if and how other subjects of the film respond.

“Outrage” opens in select theaters May 8.

More at Page Six (NYP)
“Outrage” Trailer


Senator Snowe On Being A Moderate Republican

April 29, 2009
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Moderate Republican Senator Olympia Snowe in her NYT op-ed “We Didn’t Have To Lose Arlen Specter”:

It is true that being a Republican moderate sometimes feels like being a cast member of “Survivor” — you are presented with multiple challenges, and you often get the distinct feeling that you’re no longer welcome in the tribe. But it is truly a dangerous signal that a Republican senator of nearly three decades no longer felt able to remain in the party.

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It is for this reason that we should heed the words of President Ronald Reagan, who urged, “We should emphasize the things that unite us and make these the only ‘litmus test’ of what constitutes a Republican: our belief in restraining government spending, pro-growth policies, tax reduction, sound national defense, and maximum individual liberty.” He continued, “As to the other issues that draw on the deep springs of morality and emotion, let us decide that we can disagree among ourselves as Republicans and tolerate the disagreement.”

Jesus, if that’s the republican party, I’m going to consider switching parties…

Source: We Didn’t Have to Lose Arlen Specter (NYT)


The White House Flickr Photo Stream: Get (More) Obsessed!

April 29, 2009

Nearly 300 photos and counting…

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog "Bo." 3/15/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog "Bo." 3/15/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama addresses U.S. troops during his visit to Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq 4/7/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. (I assume that's one of Saddam's palaces?!)

President Barack Obama addresses U.S. troops during his visit to Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq 4/7/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. (I assume that's one of Saddam's palaces?!)

Three more after the jump…

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