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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #191

BILL MAHER: Andrew Sullivan, General Wesley Clark, and Martina Navratilova appear on the show to talk about Bush, ruling through fear, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama's gospel tour. And Part Two, on being scared of the wrong things...

IAN MCKELLEN: His recent appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

DUMBLEDORE: The right-wing flip-out. It's going to cause young boys to come down with STDs.

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  1. LUV LUV LUV Sis Ian . What a class act.

    Posted by: You know it | Oct 29, 2007 2:54:00 PM


  2. should be sir

    Posted by: you know it | Oct 29, 2007 2:55:53 PM


  3. Why o why didn't anyone on Dan Abram's idiotic segment object to the sleazy right wing rhetoric?

    "...J.K. Rowling is trying to "inject" homosexuality into kids...blah blah blah..."

    Apart from the fact that it's a ludicrous suggestion, it's also an outrageous slander. Neither Dan nor the Salon editor called him on it. The rest of the segment quickly turns into a sandpit throw down. Trash TV.

    Posted by: FASTLAD | Oct 29, 2007 2:56:44 PM


  4. Go Dan--I thought he really pushed some buttons with the right winger. Poor gal from Salon didnt get to say much, but "are you offended that Bert and Ernie live together?" is a great question--and at least they won't have to get abortions! Fantastic.

    Posted by: Tim | Oct 29, 2007 3:34:53 PM


  5. Dan and the other (sane) guest on his show treated the guy like a joke. Because that's what he is.

    Posted by: Wes | Oct 29, 2007 3:46:00 PM


  6. Goddamn! Elect Wesley Clark to the Oval Office. NOW!

    Posted by: peterparker | Oct 29, 2007 3:49:50 PM


  7. Oh and I forgot to mention how much I love Ian McKellen. Makes me happy that one of the world's finest and most respected actors is a proud gay man.

    Posted by: Wes | Oct 29, 2007 3:50:52 PM


  8. Wesley Clark was my pick for the Dem nomination in 04. I think if he had won it, he would have won the white house.

    But that's all history now.

    Posted by: Wes | Oct 29, 2007 3:52:30 PM


  9. I think Dan did about all he could with what he had. The guy was just repeating the same thing over and over again.

    And Tim, I agree - the "at least they won't have to get abortions" part was awesome!

    Posted by: gabriel | Oct 29, 2007 4:01:36 PM


  10. Before he came out (and in particular, before he made a mint in LOTR), Sir Ian was always dour/sour on TV--not particularly likable. Just proves you can change even late in life.

    Dan Abrams was annoyingly unprofessional in his Dumbledore Q&A. Luckily for Dan, the right-winger hung himself in the closing seconds, otherwise, he was scoring points for sanity.

    I don't think we have to "fear" Global Warming either. Remember Y2K? Please reread Sense and Sensibility.

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Oct 29, 2007 4:58:49 PM


  11. Right-wingers have gone completely batshit over the Dumbledore gay thing--as if these conservative Jesus Freaks let their kids read it anyway. And all JK Rowling said is that she had this in mind while she was writing it--many people wouldn't even have heard about it if these people (and yes, they are bigots) hadn't made a big deal out of it--Yes--boys will have sex with other boys because they think Dumbledore is gay (because Dumbledore is such a sex symbol with so much impact on the kids). These people need to get hobbies--something quiet and solitary. Stamp collecting maybe.

    Love Ian McKellen and Craig Ferguson.

    Posted by: Daniel | Oct 29, 2007 8:47:14 PM


  12. (Watch the Maher clips.)

    There is a really good reason to have only native born citizens eligible to become president: otherwise they would be too-highly susceptible to charges of disloyalty during a crisis. Just imagine if we had had a German born president during the early days of WWI or WWII. It would have been complete chaos politically. A good preview of the issue was the Andrew Johnson presidency following Lincoln. As a southerner, he was nearly impeached over issues of where his loyalties lay. The number of people affected by this provision is too small to worry about, despite Martina's example.

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Oct 30, 2007 1:59:45 AM


  13. Great. Johnson technically was impeached, but not removed from office.

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Oct 30, 2007 2:01:15 AM


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