Saturday, July 10, 2010

News 7/10/10

(Ladies and gentlemen, I offer you "The Waffle." photo by cipher.)

  • Obama administration still deciding whether to appeal DOMA ruling. I would be surprised if they didn't appeal.

  • Nutty Teabaggers have their knickers in a twist about the Massachusetts DOMA ruling. They support getting the federal government out of the marriage business, but Gay Marriage gives a lot of them the willies.

PS everyone: If you see weird, anti-gay advertisements on this blog, just remember: it would be a terrible thing if you clicked the link and freeped their polls.

PPS to Anita Bryant: Ha ha.

Friday, July 9, 2010

News 7/09/10: Buh - Bye DOMA

(2nd President of the United States, author of the Massachusetts constitution, "obnoxious and disliked" John Adams in Gilbert Stuart's 1823 portrait.)

  • A federal judge yesterday ruled that the so - called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Not just unconstitutional mind you, the ruling states that DOMA doesn't even survive rational basis scrutiny. Joe My God has aggregated lots of thoughtful reaction and is covering the whole thing with his usual wit.

  • A little additional digging this morning reveals the Federal district judge's ruling in Mass. has not been staid. In other words all married couples in that state are now married under both state and federal law.

  • They say it is going to be 92 degrees in Portland, OR today. What's the weather like for you?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mystery Solved

Special, gooey chocolate-filled thanks to Glamour Maven Linda Mercury who informs us that the random picture of cute guy in the ugliest sweater in the world is, indeed, Wil Wheaton.

His blog post about the ugliest sweater in the world is absolutely charming.

Remember everyone: Wil Wheaton says: "Don't be a dick."

Good advice.

(Linda wins some sort of sinful, desserty thing...)

News 7/08/10

(Today in hats: The Derby. Paul Strand's photograph is from 1916. Possibly my favorite kind of hat.)

  • SLDN urging LGBTQs not to fill out survey regarding military's gay ban for fear of outing vulnerable service members.

  • Federal Administrative Judge tells lesbian she's SOL regarding her discrimination suit. That's right everyone, it's still legal to harass and fire the queers.

  • We seem to be having a heatwave here in Portland. What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

...Like Any Decent Presbyterian!

(Is that Wil Wheaton in the ugliest sweater ever knitted? I'm not sure. I'm also not sure where the picture came from. Any guesses Flaming Fans?)

Looks like the largest christian denomination in the US is moving towards both marriage equality and the ordination of gay clergy.

How freakin' 'bout that huh?

Thanks Presbyterians! Keep up the good work.

(From the St. Louis Globe with a hat-tip to Dr. Snickerdoodle.)

Self - Centered Chatterbox Finds Perfect Hobby

(Freud's Structural Model of the Ego and the Id from 1923.)

It's called "blogging."

Courtesy of Little Larry I plan to watch "Showgirls" for the first time tonight.

I'm also doing laundry and vacuuming today.

Absolutely riveting. I'll keep you all posted.

News 7/07/10

(Here's the 1923 Oklahoma State wrestling team. Just because.)

If civil unions are a fair compromise for gay people who seek marriage equality then why did Hawaii's shetbag governor veto her state's civil union bill? Up yours Linda Lingle.

UK's highest court rules that gay asylum seekers may stay in Britain.

NBC "Modern Wedding" show says gay couples need not apply.

Richard W. Thorington Jr. and Katie Ferrell have written "Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide" and it turns out the little creatures engage in deception, tactical problem solving and kissing. Could the damn things be any f*cking cuter?

"Don't have sex. Sex is for married people."

For fans of "Shoes," here's Text Message Breakup:

Lyrics NSFW

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

News 7/06/10: Buzz Aldrin!

(Buzz Aldrin and two other guys test NASA's prototype, "anti - Richard Nixon box" after returning from the Moon. July 24th, 1969.)

Another offshore drilling ban may be in the works as we head into a potentially severe Atlantic Hurricane season.

Thai government extends state of emergency as threats of violence loom.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visits New York City today. Atta girl!

Wake Me Up...before you smash your car into my Snappy Snaps photo shop. George Michael (and his car) lose a drunken brawl with a building. The singer apologized for screwing up again and boring everyone with his stupidity.

Monday, July 5, 2010

News 7/05/10

(Pop! Another photo with murky origins...)

Obnoxious twit marries jerk. Carrie Prejean, defender of opposite marriage and star of her own solo, sex-tape exercised her right to heterosexually marry in a hotel that donated $125,000 to the "Yes on 8" campaign.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson supports Marriage Equality.

Major Kerfuffle at Coney Island Hot Dot Eating Contest! Um... OK.

It's Monday, so I think we need a drag queen and some flaming hoola hoops.

Let's get some shoes:  I think it's suitable for work, but Kelly drops the F bomb and calls someone a "betch," so be cautious:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

News 7/04/10: Independence Day!

(Thomas Jefferson: "Hey Tyranny, Up Yours!")

  • I'm not sure what Michael Steele is up to, but he seems to think Afganistan is entirely Obama's fault? Even John McCain is PO'd. (Via Joe My God)