News: Susan Boyle, Washington, Timothy Dolan, Tennessee, Cuba

 roadWashington State legislature passes Domestic Partnerships: "The Democratic-controlled House approved the Senate-passed measure on a
mostly party-line 62-35 vote after nearly two hours of debate. It next
goes to Gov. Chris Gregoire, who said she will sign it into law." But that may not happen…..

Boyle  roadBritain's Got Talent's Susan Boyle on The Early Show!

 roadIllinois Governor says he expects state will have civil unions.

 roadOverheard: UCLA's Lacrosse team pep talk – "Let’s go get those f***ing faggots! Besides … they’ve got blacks too.

 roadUgandan government: Unicef, Amnesty International "promoting homosexuality" in Uganda. "Ethics and integrity minister Dr. James Nsaba Buturo, in a hard-hitting
statement to Parliament, also implicated Human Rights Watch, Frontline
Human Rights Defenders and East Horn of Africa Human Rights in the 'racket'. 
The organisations, Buturo said, were working with local groups
which depend on them for funding, to spread homosexuality in the local
population."

 roadA shockingly gaunt Patrick Swayze fights on in cancer battle

 roadOcto-mommy wants to trademark 'Octo' name. Is NEVER GOING AWAY.

Dolan  roadNew York's new Archbishop Timothy Dolan on same-sex marriage: "Dolan said he would challenge any efforts to legalize same-sex
marriage in New York, but insisted that his position was not anti-gay. 'We love them,' he said of gays and lesbians. 'We would defend their rights.' However, marriage must remain as it always has been, between one man and one woman, he said. 'If
we let that definition of marriage go and begin to include other
relationships, it will be to a detriment to the civilization,' he said."

 roadMichael Savage warns of "rogue homosexual elements within Homeland Security."

 roadWaPo talks to Lambda Legal Attorney Camilla Taylor about the Iowa marriage victory: "Some people involved in gay rights efforts tried to tell Taylor she was
wasting her time. Iowa was, they told her, a conservative, religious
state in America's rural heartland, and the effort was better
concentrated on the more liberal coasts. 'There were many people
telling us we were crazy,' she said, 'that we were foolhardy even
thinking of filing a case, and that we might create a backlash.'"

 roadGay leaders inspired by renewed access to the President.

Ronaldo  roadCristiano Ronaldo is a winner.

 roadNewt Gingrich pushing Rudy Giuliani to run for New York governor: "While Giuliani didn't discuss his 2010 political intentions directly, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) explicitly called on Giuliani to run for governor and for former GOP Gov. George Pataki to run for Senate."

 roadUVA students plan vigil in response to the recent gay bashing of two men there.

 roadCancer could soon be detectable in a single drop of blood: "New technology that allows cancer proteins to be analysed in tiny samples
could spell the end of surgical biopsies, which involve removing lumps of
tissue, often under general anaesthetic."

 roadObama cracks door to Cuba.

 roadStudents and parents want Tennessee public schools to stop blocking access to LGBT websites: "They complained to the American Civil Liberties Union, which on
Wednesday gave Metro and Knox County schools an April 29 deadline to
announce plans to open access to the non-sexual sites. A letter to the
districts threatened lawsuits if they don't comply."

Comments

  1. Brad says

    Obama needs to end this silly Cuba policy now. End the embargo, end the travel ban.

    US citizens can go to North Korea, Iran, but not Cuba. Ridiculous.

  2. Leland Frances says

    “Gay leaders inspired by renewed access to the President.”

    Blah, blah, blahdidittyblah!

    So, gasp, he asked when the hate crimes bill was going to hit his desk? Oh, how about after you come out of hiding in your post election bunker in relation to gay rights and publicly lobby for it, Mr. Promises er President? Gay/trans hate crimes [INCLUDING suicides] are on the rise. Do we have to spell it out in your hand, Helen?

    Grading him on the Bush Curve was irrelevant before the first Obamabot drooled it. ENOUGH with the girly Hosannas! Past time to light a fire and hold his feet to it!

  3. Len says

    Brad, Obama has eased up many of the Cuba policies which is a good thing.

    Great to hear about Obama saying this in that Gay leaders inspired by renewed access to the President article:

    “To their happy astonishment, the president didn’t just quickly shake their hands on his way to greet the 30 or so other guests that night.

    Instead, he asked when hate crimes legislation will reach his desk so he can sign it. And Obama listened as they stressed the need for a federal ban on job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity — legislation he supports.

    “It was such a sharp contrast to the Bush administration — to have a president that recognizes the issues that our community has been working on for a long time,” says Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. ”

    Sadly, I bet many here who bitch and complain won’t even read this.

  4. Sean says

    Thanx Len for that quick info.

    As for the bitches here.

    I say this about homophobes all the time

    Once a homophobe ALWAYS a homophobe.

    It works this way too

    Once an Obama hater ALWAYS an Obama hater.

    No matter what he does.

    However,its no surprise to me that everyone who has been against the man since day ONE are all white people.

    Its quite evident to me that many whites of the so called “United States” still have an attitude about a black man being president.Its all over the news and thats the impression Ive been getting.Sick people

    *shakes head in disgust*

  5. Leland Frances says

    “No matter what he does.” Girlfriend, he hasn’t done ANYTHING!

    But you’re right about one thing. The reason we hated Bush and Cheney and Rove so much was because they’re black.

  6. Zeph says

    “Its quite evident to me that many whites of the so called “United States” still have an attitude about a black man being president.Its all over the news and thats the impression Ive been getting.Sick people”

    Ok… first of all, OF COURSE THEY DO. Did you expect everything to change overnight and be sunshine and roses and happiness just because enough people have seen the light to get a black man elected? That’s absurd, it’s like thinking that now that Iowa and Vermont have legalized gay marriage, every single straight person in the state is happy about it. Wake up.

    Second of all, and this is coming from an Obama supporter, saying that anyone who criticizes the current president is doing it because they’re racist is a very sneaky and annoying tactic to use, almost unworthy of reponse but pervasive enough to do serious damage to the credibility of his supporters. Please try not to resort to it because you make the rest of us look bad.

  7. clint says

    Poor Susan Boyles, she really needs an extreme makeover. Maybe she’ll get one to match her voice, it would be nice for once to see someone get what they deserve, in a good way.

  8. jimmyboyo says

    crispy

    ROFLMAO

    You are my new dark humor god
    ——————————–

    scheister Dolan needs to look into the sin of gluttony or is he hiding a family of 4 under that frock

  9. Brad says

    Sean,

    Hugo Chavez (half-Amerindian, half-African descent, read: not white) has called Obama an idiot, has referred to his “stench,” and has little good to say about him.

  10. jimmyboyo says

    PS

    nic

    He is cute but his lack of a chin always throws me off of the cristiano love fest.

    He needs to snatch that chin implant from rupert everett. On cristiano it would actually be put to good use.

  11. paul c says

    So the gist of the Obama piece is that some naive gays are creaming in their drawers because the politician in chief made ass-kissy comments to them, as politicians do. Here’s a tip – they tell you what you want to hear…and their message changes depending on who their audience is on a given day.

    Wake the fuck up.

    He’s already admitted (when it was expedient for him to do so) that he is against equal rights for gays. End of story.

    Until he publicly supports gay marriage equality and unequivocally demands an end to the military ban, he is a liar and a bigot.

    @Sean – you sound like a real racist asshole.

  12. DJ says

    Leland Frances, once again whining without any constructive solutions.

    Paul C., you need to wake the fuck up because, as usual, you sound like the liar and bigot here.

  13. Dave says

    Susan Boyle is da bomb!

    I realize that perhaps millions of ordinary people have a potentially fine singing voice, but this lady is so unpretentious and genuine – just look at her – that I’m an instant fan.

  14. Leland Frances says

    Constructive Solution #1: pull your heads out of Obama’s ass.

    Constructive Solution #2: Ask him when he’s going to even publicly SPEAK about keeping his promises to gays?

    Constructive Solution #3: Reply to all those e-mails we’re getting for donations to help him do HIS job that you “gave at the office er during the campaign and won’t give another dime until you see some return on your investment”…and that INCLUDES the 2010 midterm elections which you are prepared to see the Democrats lose if they don’t stop using us.

  15. John in CA says

    The white trash – excuse me, tea bagging “libertarian revolutionaries” – always come down fifty times harder on the Democrats than the Republicans.

    What else is new?

    Eight years of death, destruction, and economic ruin, and we barely hear anything from these self-appointed soldiers of freedom. Now that the evil black man is in charge, however, they’ve all suddenly found their whiny, high-pitched political voice. Even though the federal income tax has been in place since 1913, they’ve decided to choose this very moment to not “stand for it” anymore. Egged on by the likes of Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, they’re even talking about seceding from the union.

    Surprise, surprise.

  16. soulbrotha says

    I ♥♥♥ Susan Boyle!!

    And just maybe people will accept her as she is without a makeover to “match her voice.”

    Haven’t gays been fighting to be accepted “as we are?” Why is it different for Ms. Boyle?

  17. CJ says

    “Egged on by the likes of Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, they’re even talking about seceding from the union.

    Surprise, surprise.

    POSTED BY: JOHN IN CA | APR 16, 2009 8:54:41 PM”

    LET ME. The thought made me smile. Give them Alaska, get them out of here.

    I loathe extremists on both end, but I’m sorry, the far right has shown more venom and anti-Americanism than any other side. The recent political debating over the government reports about far right extremists being a threat raised a few good points. How many right extremists have recently attacked the US? Timothy McVeigh comes to mind. Now these clowns are attempting to rebel against a Democratic government by claiming an historical right of “no taxation without representation”. They and their leader Glenn Beck need to read a few history books. Get them out of here!

  18. paul c says

    @DJ – your “I’m rubber, you’re glue” tactic may have worked for you on the playground you were on when you stopped your intellectual development, but in the adult world it helps to have some basis for your arguments. And being a simpleton, you of course don’t.

    But please do go on with your bad self and defend anti-gay bigotry and the bigot in chief to your heart’s content.

  19. 24play says

    Paul C,

    Could you please remind us of which supporter of marriage equality you voted for in November? Was it Kucinich? Gravel? A write-in vote for Sharpton, perhaps?

    Funny how the resident conservacunts here are only too happy to make the perfect the enemy of the good when it comes to full equality under the law for gays and lesbians. And BTW, while he hides behind the fig leaf of “everything but the word marriage,” Obama is the first president ever to publicly pledge his support for our full equality.

    And while I don’t expect much movement on marriage equality at the federal level over the next four years, you can bet Obama will be on board for the partial repeal of DOMA that’s slowly gathering support in Congress:

    http://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid78955.asp

    What was your presidential candidate’s stand on marriage rights for gays? Please enlighten us.

  20. nic says

    susan boyle looks like timothy dolan in drag. my gawd, but their both ugly. the difference is that dolan is ugly on the inside, too.

    @jimmyboyo,

    cristiano has chin enough for me. what a lovely man! i’d like to be all up in his male bidness.

  21. paul c says

    @24Play – Bob Barr, the man who wrote the disgusting DOMA 13 years ago is actually more supportive of equal rights for gays than is Obama. Did you know that? Do you care?

    If someone I used to despise can leave his discrimination in the past and gain my vote, there’s still hope for Obama. But as long as everyone is up Obama’s ass telling him he can do no wrong (when he’s done nothing right), there’s no incentive for him to evolve.

    We have a country full of biased, delusional nitwits who try to twist every assinine move and every mistake and broken promise from Obama into some kind of heroic acheivement.

    It’s the same moronic and destructive bullshit people like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sean Hannity did for the last 8 miserable years.

    There’s no fucking excuse why Obama can’t be FULLY supportive of equal rights for gays and all other Americans…other than cowardice and personal political gain.

    But he has a “D” after his name, so that’s the best we can hope for. Right?

  22. LincolnLounger says

    I hate to paint with a broad brush, but the black “community” largely hates gays. They defeated Prop 8. Barack Obama is somehow a hero because he took extra time meeting gay leaders?!? Pathetic lapdogs.

    I like Barack Obama, but no country on the fact of the earth has ever spent its way into prosperity. He is mortgaging the country’s future. I’m white, so I guess that makes me a racist. Ridiculous.

  23. nic says

    @LINCOLNLOUNGER,

    spoken like a true repug. being white does not make you a racist. being stupid makes you stupid. what proof do you have that no country on the FACT of the earth has ever spent its way into prosperity? the usa has been into deficit spending since the 70s. yet, the big wheels keep on turning, and our proud “mary” keeps on rolling.

    you log cabinettes are funny. too funny to be cute — funny in the way that funny approaches the bizarre.

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