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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #661

CHELY WRIGHT TO PARENTS: “Do not close the door but open the heart.”

PEN GIANT: A stop-motion project featuring 355 billboard sized photos.

OBAMA: Effigy burned at Wisconsin bar as patrons laugh, cheer.

EXIT FAIL: Justin Bieber vs. glass door.

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  1. Oh the irony, Bieber being caught by a German ("I don't know what that means") camera crew. LOL

    Posted by: CB | May 21, 2010 6:59:22 PM

  2. I dislike Obama... A LOT! But this is terrorism and should be prosecuted as such.

    Posted by: Jubal Harshaw | May 21, 2010 8:43:18 PM

  3. I wonder how many people complaining about the burning of an Obama effigy complained about people doing the same exact thing with Bush. The answer, of course: None.

    And on and on and on...

    Posted by: Cyd | May 21, 2010 9:00:21 PM

  4. As much as I hated Bush, I have to agree with you 'CYD'. This is a non-issue, and now the NAACP wants to get involved? This won't bode well for the NAACP, jumping to conclusions. Bigots will jump all over this, justifying it by saying that since Obama is black it is racial, but that it was alright for those to burn white Presidents in effigy. If the NAACP and other black leaders take this course, civil rights will take a couple steps backwards. The effigy bit has happened with Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Nixon, Carter, Johnson, and probably other Presidents.

    Posted by: CB | May 21, 2010 10:48:55 PM

  5. 1. The increase of Justin Bieber content on this site is kind of creepy.
    2. People DID complain about Bush being burned in effigy. In fact the media was quite effective in stigmatizing descent of Bush policies. Remember how anyone who questioned Bush war policies were labeled traitorous and Anti-American, 9-11 apologists? The fury from the right was deafening. Because of this stigma I believe many on the left remained silent and allowed Bush to get elected for real in 2004.

    Posted by: jeff in la | May 21, 2010 11:00:44 PM

  6. Actually, J. Kenneth Blackwell's blatant violation of the 15th Amendment allowed Bush to be re-elected. But, I know what you mean.

    Posted by: Rodney | May 21, 2010 11:29:28 PM

  7. CYD, the difference is Bush was a moron and a buffoon.

    Posted by: Jeff Dunivant | May 22, 2010 7:33:06 AM

  8. In my reading of American history, there aren't many instances of black men lynching and torching white men.

    That might be the difference?

    Posted by: Carlie | May 22, 2010 11:29:03 AM

  9. Forget Bieber ... who's the tall hunky guy with him? Security? Nice entourage.

    Posted by: Pre-Read | May 22, 2010 12:29:51 PM

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