Saturday, July 3, 2010

News 7/03/10

( "OK fine, we'll call him 'His Majesty, the King' rather than 'that putz.'")

  • Even though the Flaming Chef did not win the Freedom to Marry blog contest I would like to thank you all for your well wishes, votes and support. I think I owe you all a drink, don't I? Congratulations to Natsha Dillon, Zack Ford and Zack Rosen.

  • On this weekend when we celebrate what a jerk King George III was, let's all remember the things that matter: Meat! Booze! and some other third thing!

Friday, July 2, 2010

News 7/02/10

(Today's public domain, celebrity mugshot: Mel Gibson.)

  • Sexist, homophobic dick turns out to be a racist, sexist, homophobic dick. I speak (to quote Rajiv Vindaloo) of "the ultimate piece of meat" Mel Gibson. (Via Joe My God.)

  • Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is totally not gay. "Sorry fellas," says Graham. What am I supposed to do now? just pine away for such a hot piece of manflesh? It's all so unfair.

  • I guess we find out today about that there blog contest thingy. I'll keep y'all posted and thanks again for all your help.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

News 7/01/10 Happy Canada Day!

(HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Pat Nixon and Prime Minister Edward Heath in 1970. If I'm not mistaken, you can just see a sliver of Tricky Dick's ear behind her majesty's astonishing, muffin-like hat.)

  • Freedom to Marry will announce blog contest winners probably today or tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who voted and if you haven't done so already, consider donating to Freedom to Marry. They're a swell bunch of folks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

News 6/30/10

(Another nifty picture from God knows where.)

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds gay marriage ban. This challenge, based on whether the ban effects two points of law simultaneously has been attempted before and has never worked.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court did not uphold the ban on equal protection or due process grounds.

Deep Cover Russian spy story begins to unravel in court. I smell a book deal and a movie. I'd say "made for TV" but, I don't know if people still do that sort of thing.

"Atta Girl!" In her Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Elena Kagan comes out forcefully against Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Violent oppression of gay rights in Eastern Europe reminds us of the justness of the freedoms we seek.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

News 6/29/10

(Today in horn rimmed glasses: Barry Goldwater, deceased.)

  • We find out late this week who won the Freedom to Marry Blog 4 Equality Netroots Nation Scholarship contest.  You can still head over to Freedom to Marry and help them out with even a tiny donation to help them in their very important work.  Thanks again to everyone who slaved away for my potential glory. If we don't win, we'll do something fun and stylish anyway.

Monday, June 28, 2010

News 6/28/10

(Recently Deceased Senator Byrd meeting with hip, hip man-about-town, President Gerald Ford.)

  • AP has aggregated some testimonials to recently deceased former Klansman, Senator Robert Byrd. In later life the now dead Senator came to regret his virulent opposition to civil rights in the 60's and his membership in the Klan. So I guess that makes it all OK?

  • Iceland's Prime Minister weds her wife on that nation's first day of marriage equality. They converted their partnership into a marriage so no ceremony was held. This is an outrage! No cake?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

News 6/27/10

  • 41 years ago today patrons of the Stonewall Inn, tired of constant harassment, rebelled against a police raid launching the modern Gay Rights Movement. Joe My God has posted the New York Daily News article from the time of the raids. Count the number of times you read the word's "lisp" and "prance."