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News: Obama Fundraising, Bermuda, John Barrowman, J Lo

road.jpg Barack Obama has raised at least $25 million so far in 2007, an amount nearly equal to Hillary Clinton's $26 million. Obama spokesperson: "This overwhelming response, in only a few short weeks, shows the hunger for a different kind of politics in this country and a belief at the grassroots level that Barack Obama can bring out the best in America to solve our problems." John Edwards reported raising $14 million in the first three months of the year.

Bermudaroad.jpg Premier of Bermuda Ewart Brown dismisses calls for Rosie O'Donnell's "R Family" cruise to be blocked from visiting the country. Brown: "If we discriminate against a cruise ship, then we would have to send a homosexual detection unit to the airport."

road.jpg John Travolta makes emergency landing in Ireland while piloting his Boeing 707.

road.jpg I made an update to yesterday's post about Out magazine's "Power 50" but here's a link to the full article in the same issue, by Michael Musto, about public figures who choose not to talk about their sexuality.

Barrowman_2road.jpg John Barrowman's BBC series Torchwood coming to America.

road.jpg Law don't cost a thing: J Lo on jury duty.

road.jpg Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully on the British series Coronation Street, has revealed his Eminem fantasies: "He's gorgeous. I dream about him often and always kiss him goodbye in the dream and say 'I'll call you later'."

road.jpg Lawmakers in Massachusetts plan to propose legislation that would repeal the 1913 law used to stop same-sex couples from out-of-state from marrying there: "The old law, which says marriage licenses cannot be issued to couples whose weddings would be illegal in the states where they lived, was originally passed when interracial marriage was legal in Massachusetts but most other parts of the country. When the US Supreme Court overturned state bans on interracial marriage the the Massachusetts law fell into disuse."

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  1. Leland,

    You refer to Obama as "Rev. Obama"? Uh, isn't that rather bigoted of you to assume that because Obama is African-American and a political leader he must be reverend? Do a little research, Obama is a lawyer turned politician who has never served as a minister of any faith.

    Posted by: noah | Apr 5, 2007 10:09:19 AM

  2. Martin is absolutely right.

    If I heard stats that 25% of lgbt folks identified as Republican, I wouldn't necessarily break out my EVIL TROLL branding iron.

    However, anybody who voted Republican in the _last_ election deserves said brand - and the flipside's red hot poker.

    Posted by: Rey | Apr 5, 2007 10:28:38 AM

  3. Calling Obama "reverend" is completely unjustified. I really think that Barack Obama has a shot in the midwest and in the west. We need to pick up states such as Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, etc.. NO DEMOCRAT, not even John Edwards, will win a southern state. Its a lost cause right now for the democrats. If Obama can win 70% of the vote in Illinois, a state that is microcosm of the rest of the country, i'd say he has a shot.

    Posted by: Shaun | Apr 5, 2007 11:01:44 AM

  4. Yes, Noah, I'm quite aware of what Obama's profession has been. Calling him "Rev." is sarcasm based not upon his race, thank you very much, but his decision to try to sound like a stereotypical Black preacher in his speeches, not just in cadence, but in purposely mispronouncing words. Neither are his natural way of speaking so if anyone is being racist one might say HE is.

    Posted by: Leland | Apr 5, 2007 1:22:14 PM

  5. ^^ Riiiiiiiight, and Hilary has never affected a dialect in a speech.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Selma, Alabama:

    Of course it's via Fox News (Bless me Father for I have sinned).

    So what sarcastic nickname do we give Hilary for this? I vote for Doly Pardon.

    Posted by: mark m | Apr 5, 2007 9:15:56 PM

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