News: Meghan McCain, Plastics, Betsy Ross, NOM, Kim Zolciak

 road NOM targets Illinois civil union bill, calls for massive outpouring of opposition.

Betsyross  roadOnion: First U.S. flag sewed by Betsy Ross was actually shirt for gay friend.

 roadThe Plastics are back.

 roadLetter posted on Tucker Carlson's website suggests DADT should be lifted, but just for lesbians, because men are horny.

 road Royal wedding of William and Kate to be held at Westminster Abbey on April 29. "The royal family will pay for the wedding, following the precedence set by the marriages of the prince and princess of Wales in 1981 and Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947."


 roadObama and DOJ to announce response in appeal of DADT caseinvolving Margaret Witt.

 road Columbus, Ohio to offer health benefits to domestic partners: "The vote came after two people addressed the council about the benefits: a man who was in favor of them and a woman opposed. She said the council should, in her words, 'make God smile, not make Satan smile.'"


 roadWATCH: Kim Zolciak performs "Google Me".

Reedwalkup  roadGay Dallas couple married via Skype file discrimination complaint with Dallas Morning News for refusing to print wedding announcement.

 roadAustralian grandmother raising stink about being passed over as foster parent in favor of gay couple. "Mr Messenger asked Mr Reeves to explain why the government failed to ask the parents and grandparents whether they agree to same-sex couples or transvestites being allowed to provide foster care to their children and their grandchildren."

 roadTransgender passengers and the new TSA policies.

 roadGlobal study reports some progress on HIV: "Since the pandemic peaked in 1999, new infections have fallen by 19% — in some key countries by 25% or more. Expanding access to treatment has yielded a 19% decline in deaths since 2004."

 roadDaniel Radcliffe actually is Harry Potter.

Meghan_mccain  roadMeghan McCain: "I’m going home for Thanksgiving tomorrow. When we sit around Thanksgiving dinner, I’m not going to be talking about 'don’t ask, don’t tell'."

 roadBoy Culture hits the red carpet for the premiere of I Love you Phillip Morris.

 roadWatch: Darren Criss belts out a Disney classic.

 roadJoss Whedon responds to reports of a Buffy reboot: "'m glad you asked for my thoughts on the announcement of Buffy the cinema film. This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths—just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself."

 roadAlan Turing papers expected to fetch $800K at Christie's auction: "IT journalist Gareth Halfacree has been trying to raise money to buy the papers so that they can be donated to the Bletchley Park Trust in Milton Keynes. Bletchley Park was where Turing created his Enigma code breaker machine....The collection up for auction will contain his first published paper which is his work on artificial intelligence and the very foundations of the digital computer."

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  1. Darren Criss should endeavor to look less like Darren Criss and more like Blaine.
    Eww.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Nov 23, 2010 3:34:49 PM


  2. Meghan McCain's devotion to gay rights ends at the point where it stops getting her attention and starts making her actually have to do something real, like make things uncomfortable for her homophobic father.

    Her and her mom are in a distinct position to influence one of the biggest current foes of DADT repeal, but they only talk the talk, not walk the walk. Actually, her mom doesn't even talk the talk when daddy says "boo."

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Nov 23, 2010 3:59:33 PM


  3. That Onion article made me wet myself. That was some hilarious shit.

    Posted by: Lazycrockett | Nov 23, 2010 4:28:44 PM


  4. I didn't know that the Daily Caller was a comedy blog! I guess this is their version of an Onion-style op-ed piece?

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 23, 2010 4:35:37 PM


  5. Fuck you, NOM...I just called my Illinois reps to vote for the civil unions bill.

    Governor Quinn is for it. The Illinois House speaker, Michael Madigan, supports it. I want to see those fucking bigots lose this one. More importantly, I want to see some sembalance of equality and fairness in my state. And when civil unions pass, then we get marriage equality.

    Posted by: Terry | Nov 23, 2010 5:00:32 PM


  6. Darren Criss is adorable & genuinely seems like a nice guy ... I hope he will show up on Glee more often! I admire actors who aren't afraid to play gay characters on TV. He's a brave guy and his music is heartwarming.

    Posted by: GleeGuy | Nov 23, 2010 5:03:17 PM


  7. I watched "I love you Phillip Morris" a few months ago on DVD --probably pirated from Sundance. It was nice to see gay characters, but it was the same old frustrating situations why gay people have to go through so much aggravation for just being gay. The movie cut off before the ending and I really didn't give a shit. I'm tired of finally finding something that I can relate to and have it end up that we're fucked anyway you slice it. Just give me a happily-ever-after movie about gay people just once in this fucking life, please.

    Posted by: castaway | Nov 23, 2010 7:00:15 PM


  8. Wow, that daily caller article really pissed me off.

    Posted by: Paul | Nov 24, 2010 7:20:35 AM


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