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Steve-martin-1 6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Gay activists in Jamaica report that one of their allies was found fatally stabbed in Kingston. "While the reason behind his death is not yet known, allegations are that his life had been under threat for some time," said Dane Lewis, director of Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Forget the Godfather house. You can now buy the Unabomber's 1.4 acres of land for $69,500. The real estate agents are calling the shed and its 1.4 acres it a piece of "infamous U.S. history," because, you know, it was headquarters for a deranged domestic terrorist. What a find!

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Steve Martin explains the details behind his recent discussion at the 92nd Street Y, an appearance audience members deemed "boring."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Chris Barron, leader of gay Republican group GOProud, supports Bristol Palin in the Palin versus Cho virtual challenge. Barron thinks Palin "kicks ass."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 A gay couple held a marriage ceremony in Texas, where there's no same-sex nuptials, while their minister Skyped in from Washington D.C., which allows gay marriage, and now they're surprised to learn the whole thing doesn't count. Uh-huh...

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Young Americans have long known bullies use the internet for ill; now their parents are catching up.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Baptist Minister Richard Davis explains how a lesbian friend helped him shed his homophobia.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Wayne State University, Helen Thomas' alma mater, says they will no longer give the "Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award" after the journalist's latest set of "anti-semitic" remarks. Thomas reportedly said last week, "Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 TSA gives Ryan Gosling a pat down. Just doing their job, surely.

Lucypeanuts 6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Hillary Clinton made light of Wikileaks while hosting last night's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors. "I am writing a cable about [tonight], which I'm sure you'll find soon on your closest website," the Secretary of State said to the crowd, which included honorees Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Have 37,000 people really signed a petition demanding Apple reinstate the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration app?

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Harry Reid compared John McCain's ridiculous, ever-evolving opposition of Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal to how Peanuts character Lucy yanks the football out from under Charlie Brown. "Aaugh," is right, Chuck.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0598ddf970b-800wi-1 Proposition 8 Trial: The Sequel starts tomorrow. Will the appeals court be persuaded to keep the gay marriage ban, or will they side with equality? Tune in to Towleroad to find out!

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  1. This chris barron person is the definition of internalized self-hatred. And if he thinks bristol palin wrote a word of that nonsense he is delusional too. Reminds me of the handful of Jews who sided with Hitler.

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Dec 5, 2010 6:35:23 PM

  2. >>If by "kick ass," Barron means hired someone to type up a literate and unnecessary response to comments that are probably true, then, yeah, the Palin spawn kicked ass.

    >>Since when do people have to go through the backscatter machine AND pat-down?

    >>Helen Thomas may be off her rocker, but an anti-Semite? That would be like saying the Zionists are anti-Arab. Oh wait ...

    Posted by: Vince in WeHo | Dec 5, 2010 6:40:08 PM

  3. Kill yourself, vince. There's no equivalence. Helen Thomas is an antisemite. She's basically spouting the global zionist conspiracy manifesto...now you're supposed to say something predictable like, "well, duh, it's true." I'm sure the moonbat trash you associate will give you a milkbone for touting the party line.

    Of course what's not mentioned is the antigrassroots lobbying efforts of elitist arab muslims. No, no...that's just racist to bring up the millions upon millions spent bribing politicians and ex-politicians to favor pro arab muslim policies.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 5, 2010 6:49:15 PM

  4. right, Tank. Pro-Zionist conspiracy theories? Bad. Pro-Muslim conspiracy theories? Perfectly fine.

    Sounds like you're the racist trash, buddy.

    Posted by: David | Dec 5, 2010 7:07:34 PM

  5. It's not a conspiracy theory, idiot.


    Posted by: TANK | Dec 5, 2010 7:26:27 PM

  6. The Unabomber sale is only for the land. His hut/shack is in the Newseum just outside DC.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 5, 2010 7:42:38 PM

  7. Thanks, Paul!

    Posted by: Andrew Belonsky | Dec 5, 2010 7:47:36 PM

  8. Newseum is in DC now, a few blocks from the White House.

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Dec 5, 2010 8:03:58 PM

  9. Of course it's not a conspiracy theory, Tank. It's only a conspiracy theory if it didn't come from you. Nevermind the fact that any monkey with free time could find some article from somewhere that supports his theories.

    "But, but...the Daily Beast says it's true, so it MUST be true!"

    Lol, seriously dude...

    Posted by: David | Dec 5, 2010 8:46:52 PM

  10. Way to dodge, jagoff. It's a book review. Counter the claims and facts mentioned. I notice douchebags like you get all, "don't trust the jew run media!" when it doesn't support your stupid self fulfilling fantasies.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 5, 2010 9:01:31 PM

  11. @ Tank

    I don't ascribe to the Zion-Conspriacy theory, but surely you can name one person in the highest echelons of the media who isn't of Jewish dissent.

    Posted by: Vince in WeHo | Dec 5, 2010 9:53:00 PM

  12. Were I Jewish I wouldn't mind being accused of being in charge of large, powerful industries. It's better than gays being accused of running hairdressing and interior decorating.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 5, 2010 10:02:08 PM

  13. Yeah, paul...tedious mofo. I'm sure you wouldn't. Then again, were you jewish, you would be more aware of what such baseless accusations bring about and have been historically used for...moreso, even if you weren't jewish and not a turnip.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 5, 2010 10:07:06 PM

  14. goproud should just drink the koolaid now and save us the trouble of listening to them. to think that any member of the palin family is worth listening to just plain stupid. they preach family values while having a child out of wedlock. can you say double standard. if it was somebody of color who did it the right would be screaming welfare fraud.

    Posted by: walter | Dec 5, 2010 10:08:21 PM

  15. Oh, wow. The whole "Jews control the world" thing again. Do 21st-century leftists ever tire of spouting 20th-century far-right propaganda?

    David, how is Tank "racist trash" for pointing out there is an Arab lobby? Your question is so senselessly acidic, that even the most disinterested reader might wonder if you have irrational issues with Jews.

    Posted by: Max | Dec 5, 2010 10:19:48 PM

  16. @MAX
    TANK is racist trash because he equates anti-zionism to anti-semetism. look up the difference.

    Posted by: nic | Dec 6, 2010 3:15:01 AM

  17. Reid is such a fucking idiot. The point of the Lucy/football thing isn't so much that Lucy is an evil asshole (like the republicans), but that Charlie Brown (the Democrats) are stupid fools who never learn a goddam thing from their mistakes. And I tend to agree with him. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice...well you know the rest.

    Posted by: gaylib | Dec 6, 2010 9:09:48 AM

  18. If Jews controlled the world, then the world would treat Jews the way it treats arabs...with complete fear and subservience. If Jews controlled the world, the Holocaust would have happened to another group of people...and, for the record, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism are EXACTLY the same thing...

    Posted by: Myackie | Dec 6, 2010 9:57:22 AM

  19. Myackie


    Ripest Murdoch is Jewish, steven spielberg is Jewish...sarkozy is Jewish...our prime minister David Cameron is Jewish....Obama's mother was Jewish..

    Jeez, I could go on..

    Posted by: Rowan | Dec 6, 2010 10:42:49 AM

  20. Some reason is in order:

    1) There is anti-Semitism , racism, and homophobia in the world today and we folks must be vigilant in working against it. But no groups are saints. We can fight against racism and still critique certain black folks, or African homophobia. We can fight against anti-Semitism and still critique some of Israel's policies and the bigotries practiced by some American Jews. We can fight against homophobia while also examining bad practices among some LGBT groups (like the HRC). This is not a black-white area.

    2) Racism knows no cultural bounds. Israelis can be racist too. The Shoah was a time when Jewish people were often turned away from countries to where they were trying to flee as refugees from Nazism and persecution. Yet, Israel has developed policies that treat others in ways that they would NEVER wish for Jews to be treated by creating a mono-cultural nation and turning away peaceful African refugees. One-culture nations are inherently racist. If we said that America is a country for and of White People and only European-descended people can return here and populate here then that would be a racist crime of the highest order. Why isn't Israel held to just that kind of standard? Some management of immigration numbers is important. But a conceptually racist, mono-cultural state that turns away the most suffered and oppressed refugees is a human rights crime.

    3) Jewish people demographically make up less than 15 percent of the nation. Yet, there truly is a disproportionate number of Jewish owners, producers, and managers within the mass media controlled by the six major media corporations (http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/main) and the other major independently owned newspapers like the New York Times. Racism in the depiction and articulation of African American lives, Asian American lives and other cultural groups runs rampant and is legendary in the work of these media companies. When one cultural group is over-represented in a corporate entity they tend to hire their own and foster highly probematic mono-cultural climates. Imagine if African Americans were the disproportionately high owners and managers in these big six companies and major news sources?

    4) Almost every cultural group and social cause has a lobbying concern in DC! Arabs have several lobbies and Jews have several lobbies. Their influence waxes and wanes in a hard-to-define manner. That said, the pro-Israel lobby (in which Israel cannot be criticized for its policies like we criticize America, China, or any other country) DOES have a strong hold on mainstream American politics. Saying ANYTHING against Israeli policy is called anti-Semitism sometimes.

    Some reason for today.

    Posted by: Brenda | Dec 6, 2010 10:49:13 AM

  21. Rowan...you've named intelligent, talented people. What you're saying is that Jews are intelligent and talented.

    I agree with what you're saying...for such a small population, Jews certainly have contributed a lot of great things to this world.

    Posted by: Myackie | Dec 6, 2010 10:50:09 AM

  22. When does Tank's shed go up for sale?

    Posted by: Bobo | Dec 6, 2010 11:10:03 AM

  23. @ Tank

    Tank, did you work for an electronics company in the 1950"s? If so, I believe you sat at a desk to my right.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Dec 6, 2010 1:56:25 PM

  24. So, I'm a Philistine if I don't enjoy sitting in on a one lecture about Steve Martin's art collection and his book on the same?
    Good to know.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Dec 6, 2010 2:43:30 PM

  25. TANK, TANK, TANK! Never, EVER, cite anything from Alan Dershowitz, who is the ultimate AIPAC, pro-Israel lap-dog of all time. Ms. Thomas was referring to the brazenly one-sided U.S. media coverage of Israel, which is always positive and very biased against anything Palestinian and/or Muslim. AIPAC is the most powerful lobby in Washington. It is more powerful than even the NRA. Those facts do not a conspiracy make.

    Posted by: mikej | Dec 6, 2010 2:54:40 PM

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