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  1. With this Apple thing, I wish the head, not Jobs, would come out loudly that he is gay. And then we will see what hypocrites these Christians are if they still want to work with Apple.

    They are such hypocrites.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jul 29, 2011 3:06:38 PM


  2. I don't know Kevin Michael Barba, but something makes me want to hold him underwater until the bubbles stop coming up.

    Posted by: nodnarb | Jul 29, 2011 3:11:53 PM


  3. kevin michael barba should know that in order to achieve celebutant status, he must pay his dues like his forebears, kim & paris.

    everyone knows that neither of them got anywhere near the coverage they go until there were sex tapes of them released.

    you've got to pay your dues kid.

    Posted by: alguien | Jul 29, 2011 3:43:30 PM


  4. Kevin Michael Barba is just a spoiled rich kid who happens to be gay. We don't need anymore "celebrities" that are only rich and do nothing.

    Posted by: Max | Jul 29, 2011 3:53:43 PM


  5. Funny how these loud-mouth so-called christians can't see the difference between religious freedom and freedom to cause suicides. What piece is missing for them?

    Posted by: Danny | Jul 29, 2011 3:56:31 PM


  6. @ Alguien: are you REALLY interested in a sex tape of an 18 year old?

    Posted by: Danny | Jul 29, 2011 4:02:58 PM


  7. Umm, we're talking about this barba idiot. So obviously he's successful on some level.

    Posted by: Dan | Jul 29, 2011 4:22:58 PM


  8. Christians: martyred since 26 CE. So sad. How do they claim that the US, currently the strongest country in the world, is an xian nation, and then claim to be martyrs too? Ugh. Just go to "heaven" already.

    Posted by: David R. | Jul 29, 2011 4:25:23 PM


  9. And quick! Who can name the person who appointed the LGBT-sassy Solis?

    Obama-haters, I'm waiting.....

    Posted by: David R. | Jul 29, 2011 4:28:02 PM


  10. Seriously David, don't waste your breath. The biggest thing us liberals always do is think that people think like us-all they need is evidence and they will change their thinking-but they don't. Many people, actually most of society have low intergerative complexity. It means quickly that the more you present evidence to an argument they have, the further they dig in their heels about that said argument, regardless of facts.

    It doesn't matter what Obama does. They I'll always hate him. It doesn't matter who he employs or what he says, they will always hate him.

    Do most of these guys have a desperate need to join the army? Once Obama repealed DADT, they said 'he bungled it, took his time, should've done it quicker', he creates pride month, hospital rights for gays, says DOMA is uncontistutional 'he is a homophobic bigot and he should say his support of gay marriage right now' (first DADT was the most important thing, now it's marriage....see a pattern here?

    He appoints the largest amount of gay people ever to work in the white house ' Obama is a bigot. I am not voting for him next year. He has really disappointed me'....

    All in a first term.

    I was too young and not interested in politics when Clinton came on the job David but I would love to hear if the gay community was as hard on him. He hasn't done half the stuff Obama has but that's not the point...is it?

    Posted by: Rowan | Jul 29, 2011 4:45:25 PM


  11. Rowan

    50/50

    50% of the haters now hated clinton because they are/were GOProud types who would rather lick a fascists boot than support the party that actually likes them and does stuff for them

    The other 50% of haters now can be summed up as those who were dems before a Black man won the presidency. Yes there are many white gays who are racist even though not repubs

    Posted by: say what | Jul 29, 2011 4:50:22 PM


  12. add to that

    white, latino, and asian gays who hate black people

    The sad part is the asians and latino racists are hated by the white racist gays but they are too dense to realize that

    Posted by: say what | Jul 29, 2011 4:51:50 PM


  13. Remember this: we will hear much more aggressive religious nuttery the closer we get to the next presidential campaign. Gays are useful to conceal inability to deliver, so they will start the “enemies of the western Christian civilization” and “apocalypse is nigh” all over again. There you have the votes of simpletons who can’t see clearly what’s good for them as only God provides.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | Jul 29, 2011 4:54:33 PM


  14. @ ROWAN and SAY WHAT: I agree, but my goal is to, maybe, persuade those on the fence. We have many lost causes on this site who are towing the Republican line that facts (like science!) just don't matter. I'm not really thinking they'll wake up and see the light. But they don't change elections anyway, it's always the "moveable middle"—that's whom I'm really addressing.

    Also important is to understand that the kind of rule that Solis instituted is where real change in the government happens, so these kinds of changes in the bureaucracy make real and positive changes for LGBT people.

    And I got to say "sassy".

    Posted by: David R. | Jul 29, 2011 5:00:35 PM


  15. it is not christians apple doesn't want to do business with. it is christian hate groups there is a big difference but these people don't just seem to get it. they spew hate all around and when someone challenges them they become offended. too bad!!!

    Posted by: walter | Jul 29, 2011 5:13:48 PM


  16. @danny
    doesn't matter whether i'm interested in an 18 year old's sex tape or not (i'm not) but the jist of my (snarky) comment was that so many of these people who are famous for nothing in particular got that way by having sex tapes released.

    Posted by: alguien | Jul 29, 2011 5:21:56 PM


  17. There,s quite a chasm between 'christian' and bigotry (e.g. The old bible) . as I recall, Jesus said that everything that came before him was moot. People like to cite the old testament to please their anger gods. They apparently have no idea what real love is.

    Posted by: Woodroad34 | Jul 29, 2011 5:22:56 PM


  18. Hmm. That reminds me I haven't been to the horse races in a long time. Hot damn jockeys! The best part is watching them walk back after their ride - all sweaty and there silks clinging to them. Bugger!

    Posted by: TyInTenn | Jul 29, 2011 5:36:09 PM


  19. @ Alguien: I was being a bit snarky too, man. I knew exactly what you were saying.

    As to the 18yo who can make himself famous, anybody who gets a color job like that when he's only 18 has something bad wrong going on either in himself or in his handlers. That and the facial expression makes him look excruciatingly overproduced.

    Posted by: Danny | Jul 29, 2011 6:12:09 PM


  20. As to the jockeys, Velasquez and Prado. And I'll take 'em on one at a time or together.

    Posted by: Danny | Jul 29, 2011 6:14:49 PM


  21. plus Barba is just ugly. sorry kid. Life can be unfair.

    Posted by: Marty | Jul 29, 2011 6:27:01 PM


  22. @Danny: there's also his teeth and makeup. I find his highlights rather subtle relative to the rest of the work he's had done. The haircut is just a Justin Bieber ripoff. Probably a $700 ripoff.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 29, 2011 6:31:13 PM


  23. MARTY

    Er, thanks for that really needed input.

    Davidr

    I still feel that you think you can change minds by pointing this stuff out. I mean, look at the comments? Dont get me wrong, I'm just as bad as in my spare time I work in activism but one of things I learnt that stopped me being so depressed was that you will never change certain minds.

    We have access to the Internet. Libraries. Ebooks. Twitter. Facebook etc

    People can educate themselves and analyze the research but they don't. I don't know. Maybe you are trying to reach a moderate crowd that have no university education?

    I just tweeted a guy a few minutes ago who posted some tweet about that Obama should stop blaming others and get in with the job.

    Okay.

    I tweeted back that 'how can you understand the future if you dont understand the past?' I mean I'm not American so don't know what the last years of high school is BUT this is what you learn a school by the time you are 15 in order to write a good essay. Evidence. Facts. History. Quantative and qualitative research. Objectiveness....

    Mad,

    Humans are mad.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jul 29, 2011 6:38:23 PM


  24. Microsoft also pulled their products from CVN. Can these "christians" please boycott both Microsoft and Apple? Try to use any computer without one or the other. No more computers (or internet or twitter or email...) for them!

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 29, 2011 9:05:39 PM


  25. Not a single mention that the twins who made from Hollywood to Dollywood are gay and that the movie's main theme is their relationship with their mother who will not accept them!! WTF?!

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 29, 2011 9:44:15 PM


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