News: Dolphin, Elton John, Wales, Chrome Browser, Michael Phelps

road.jpg John McCain’s anti-gay marriage message from 2006.

Birthroad.jpg Dolphin birth photographed.

road.jpg Elton John lashes out at boozy singer Lily Allen: “I could snort you under the table.”

road.jpg Focus on the Family’s James Dobson on Sarah Palin: “A lot of people were praying, and I believe Sarah Palin is God’s answer…They should be commended once again for not just talking about their pro-life and pro-family values, but living them out even in the midst of trying circumstances.”

road.jpg Virginia Republican delegation axes Minnesota handbook because it contained six pages for gays and lesbians.

road.jpg Kiefer Sutherland shows some skin in Malibu.

road.jpg French police place gay groups under surveillance ahead of Pope’s visit: ” Eager to avoid a repeat of the condom shower that greeted the Pope in Sydney, Australia, in July, certain gay activist groups such as Act Up are being closely watched in the run-up to the visit. In addition, because of threats to the Pope made in May 2007 by the terrorist network al-Qaeda and the recent terrorist attacks in Algeria, French security officers will be placed on maximum alert during his stay in Paris and the pilgrimage site of Lourdes.”

road.jpg Rev. Lou Sheldon: Turnout will decide California same-sex marriage initiative. Group launches “Traditional Marriage Crusade”.

road.jpg So was the reason Fred Thompson and George W. Bush danced around the specific word “torture” in their speeches last night when referring to McCain because “if [Bush] describes what was done to McCain as torture, he has incriminated himself for war crimes?”

Chromeroad.jpg Have you seen Google’s new Chrome browser? The NYT David Pogue says it has serious potential. Google Chrome end user license agreement says that Google owns everything you create while using the browser – “By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.” Brin: Why we’re launching it.

road.jpg Massachusetts sees economic boost from out-of-state same-sex marriage decisions there and in New York: “The recent changes have prompted a flood of gay New Yorkers coming to Massachusetts to get married — and that seems to have made same-sex marriage big business for the Bay State. There are no firm figures on how many gays from New York have come here to marry in the few weeks since the law took effect. But anecdotal evidence suggests the numbers are huge and likely to grow.”

road.jpg Gay festival in Cambridge, England hit by homophobic slashers?

Palinroad.jpg Sarah Palin to address Republican Convention tonight

road.jpg Olympian Michael Phelps not only has an Entouragehe’s set to appear on the show.

road.jpg Time Out Chicago talks to Milk writer Dustin Lance Black.

road.jpg Georgia priest hit with threat note tacked to door.

road.jpg Gay cleric on shortlist to become Bishop of Bangor, Wales: “Canon Jeffrey John, who entered into a civil partnership with his long-term partner, the Rev Grant Holmes, in 2006, is currently the dean of St Albans and is a Welsh speaker – making him an ideal candidate for the job. Earlier this year, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said he would support the election of a gay bishop, despite opposition among conservative Anglicans. At last month’s Lambeth conference, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, asked liberals not to exacerbate tensions by consecrating gay clergy. A conservative cleric, Bishop David Anderson, from the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, wrote that the Church in Wales was likely to ignore Williams’ requests.”

road.jpg THE DAY AFTER PEACE: Jude Law announces documentary about Afghanistan.


  1. Bading says

    This pope deserves more than just a condom shower. He warrants a GOLDEN SHOWER. I absolutely LOATHE LOATHE LOATHE this pope. Even more so when he was here in NYC and his motorcade prevented me from crossing 63rd and 1st to get to my apartrment on 64th!!! For 15 minutes!!! And I desperately needed to go to the bathroom!!!

  2. Derrick says

    Everyone is underestimating Ms. Palin and McCain. But, I mean look at the media storm already created. Palin’s got a personal story that might resonate with those non-Obama supporters who were planning on not voting rather than voting for McCain. Although, funny when Jamie Lynn Spears got knocked up the media and religiocrats were calling that family trash, suddenly the Palin’s are bastions of pro-life the pro-life movement?

  3. ohmyno says

    Chrome also phones home to Google a lot; even if you uninstall it, it leaves behind a program that checks in with Google every hour.

  4. Michael says

    One shouldn’t forget that Rev. Dobson is the same man who asked his followers to pray for rain the night Sen. Obama gave his stadium speech in Denver. What we got was one of the most beautiful nights Dever could have ever imagined. And, payback is a bitch, because opening day of the Republican convention was greeted with hurrican conditions severe enough to result is cutting back virtually all of the opening events (and parties) … guess the Rev. forgot that his God is a vengeful God.