News: DOMA’s Dems, Bradley Manning, Jerry Springer, Microsoft’s Move

CGorham  road Bradley Manning as an "unconventional revolutionary:" "In the gravityless world of the web, Manning could be all he wanted to be—gay, patriotic, and powerful, too… When the computer was turned off and his Army comrades returned, his superpowers disappeared."

 road Football player DeSean Jackson had some choice words for a "gay ass" radio caller.

 road Christopher Gorham, perhaps best known for playing Henry on Ugly Betty, has some serious guns.

 road South Korea hopes to digitize all school books by 2015.

 road Freshman Republicans in the House propose term-limit amendment.

 road Lesbian soccer team hits the pitch.

 road French LGBT activists arrested outside Russian Embassy in Paris while protesting Moscow's anti-gay pride violence.

 road Three in ten Americans think the Bible is literally the word of God.

 road The decline of real estate value has cost the American people $7.38 trillion.

 road Jerry Springer is prepared to pay Casey Anthony $1 million for a post-trial interview.

 road Here's a complete list of the 19 Democrats who supported Virginia Foxx's defense budget amendment that reinforces DOMA: Reps. Jason Altmire (D-​Pa.), John Barrow (D-​Ga.), Sanford Bishop (D-​Ga.), Dan Boren (D-​Okla.), Ben Chandler (D-​Ky.), Jerry Costello (D-​Ill.), Mark Critz (D-​Pa.), Henry Cuellar (D-​Texas), Joe Donnelly (D-​Ind.), Gene Green (D-​Texas), Tim Holden (D-​Pa.), Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Dan Lipinski (D-​Ill.), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), James Matheson (D-​Utah), Collin Peterson (D-​Minn.), Nich Rahall (D-W.V.), Mike Ross (D-​Ark.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

TheVatican road The Vatican's representative at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, disapproves of the UN's resolution supporting LGBT rights: "The resolution marks a change. It is seen as the beginning of a movement within the international community and the United Nations to insert gay rights in the global human rights agenda.” Yeah, that was the point.

 road Will News of the World's closing impact Fox News?

 road European tabloids react to News of the World's closing.

 road Atlantic City gets a new gay bar. Does this make you want to take a trip?

 road Tom Ford makes wide generalizations: "Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat too. So I have to say that if we have to talk about race system and nationalism, I find it refreshing that everyone Chinese is slim."

 road DOWNLOAD: Michelle Williams' new track, "Love Gun."

 road Um, it's about time: "Adolf Hitler is now formally persona non grata in the town of his birth. The town council in the Austrian village of Braunau has unanimously decided to withdraw honorary citizenship from the community's most infamous son, 78 years after the Nazi dictator was given the title."

 road Plane crashes in Democratic Republic of Congo, 127 dead.

AndrewLincoln  road Microsoft removed itself from Stephen Baldwin and Michael Lohan's Christian Values Network. Will Wells Fargo, Delta, Apple and other companies follow suit?

 road San Francisco's lawyers shoot down circumcision ban's language: "The city of San Francisco weighed in for the first time Thursday on a local ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of male children, arguing that the proposed law would be unconstitutional if it applies to Jewish mohels but not pediatricians and other doctors"

 road From Chicago: "Three teens are charged with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park."

 road Here the unofficial trailer for season two of AMC's adaptation of the comic book The Walking Dead.

Comments

  1. says

    According to the BBC over 50 people died in the Kisangani plane crash but over 50 people were found alive. The plane also only had 112 people onboard. But the aircraft involved was reported to be a 727 so maybe the numbers just got conflated?

  2. Kendall says

    I don’t watch Jerry Springer, and I think Casey Anthony might be innocent, but I would totally watch that if they allowed the usual audience participation.

    And Gorham has always had a rockin’ bod. When he appeared shirtless once on Ugly Betty, I remember all the blogs accusing them of CGIing his head on someone else’s body (’cause he was a nerd and all).

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    Well, it’s going to be very difficult to root for my football team’s most dynamic wide receiver this season (if there is a season).

    DeSean will learn from the front office of the Eagles that the anti-Gay slur he used on that radio was the same as using an ugly racial slur against a Black person.

    Of course, DeSean will claim that his angry response had nothing to do with “real” Gay people. It doesn’t matter if the caller was saying something that sounded offensive to you. Why resort to slurs against people who haven’t done anything wrong to you…you ignorant piece of trade.

    Oh, well….my Michael Vick would never say anything like that–not nowadays.

  4. Rowan says

    Hate to be the lond of person that hijacks a thread but JMG has some news about a 4 year old who was killed by his father because he was….gay.

  5. says

    I’m at a loss: 3 out of 10 people seriously believe the bible are the actual words of God? Either these ‘3 out of 10′ are really stupid or their elevator has never gotten out of the basement!

  6. AllBeefPatty says

    His name is DeSean?

    And…

    “Three teens are charged with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park.”

    Yeap you guessed it…..

    And people said the black vote wasn’t an issue during Prop 8

  7. Derrick from Philly says

    “And people said the black vote wasn’t an issue during Prop 8″

    And what was the Republican vote to reinstate DOMA into the Defense Appropriations Bill? And what race are most Republicans? How did the
    Congresses’ Black Democrats vote?

    Maybe Idiot DeSean Jackson should have been talking your White supremacist azz.

  8. Francis says

    DeSean, DeSean. No way he’s getting out of that one. There is no question he was homophobic and is homophobic. And that’s a man who publicly came out how he was against bullying and fought for those who were bullied when he was in school.

    The fact he said this on national broadcast radio so openly really speaks to just how ingrained homophobia is in his system. The real question should be, how large is the fine going to be?

  9. AllBeefPatty says

    “And what was the Republican vote to reinstate DOMA into the Defense Appropriations Bill? And what race are most Republicans? How did the
    Congresses’ Black Democrats vote?”

    And why is our black President, the product of an inter-racial marriage, still evolving? What’s the problem? Too many fundamentalist Christian blacks?

  10. Francis says

    The 19 Democrats who voted for the DOMA bill, we all need to remember that Democrat doesn’t necessarily=gay friendly or liberal. Notice how almost all of those Democrats are in conservative districts and/or states. That’s just a reminder that conservatives by and large are anti-gay and why we need to get out and vote in 2012 to prevent them from continuing to attack our community legislatively.

    The story in Chicago hasn’t been confirmed as an anti-gay crime but if it were it’s the third in that region this week, along with one in Oswego and one in Champaign, where the suspects have been caught.

    Anyone who keeps making homophobia a racial issue is ignorant, but anyone who denies that certain cultures are prone to homophobia definitely are promoting ignorance as well. Inner-city culture is homophobic. It’s time to accept this fact, and make steps to change it.

  11. Francis says

    Now it’s been confirmed, the updated story shows it.

    These teens keep getting arrested for these hate crimes and anti-gay harassment. But steps need to be taken to prevent these incidents in the first place. This is a sketchy area for sure, hopefully the victim is not too shaken.

    A lot of people, in an attempt to justify their own prejudices, like to make wide, baseless statements. “Black” isn’t a reason why people commit anti-gay hate crimes. Plenty of white people are homophobic. The reason people are anti-gay is 100% because of the culture they grew up around and surround themselves in.

    Notice, how it’s not hipsters committing these attacks. Not skateboarders. Not suit and tie folks. No, generally it’s street trash, inner-city thugs, homeless kids. Instead of looking for the simple reason of skin-color, what we should be doing is actually start realizing what the real problems are, start figuring out why there are issues in particular communities when it comes to homophobia, and making a change. Making this a black vs. white issue does absolutely no favors at all.

  12. walter says

    if steven baldwin and micheal lohan are examples of christian values means christians don’t have any. are alcohol and drugs christian values. is money grubbing a christian value? those are the only value these man have displayed.

  13. Tommy Marx says

    Thank you Andrew. I just called Wells Fargo and let them know they have two weeks to get the hell out of CVN.org or I’m cancelling my accounts after six years and getting a new bank.

  14. AllBeefPatty says

    “but anyone who denies that certain cultures are prone to homophobia definitely are promoting ignorance as well.”

    Hmmm let me guess:

    Ignorance + religion + sport figure idolization + rap culture + thug worship + prison attire = ????

    BTW, these “children” are not from the inner city. They are from Richton Park.

  15. Francis says

    In terms of these street thugs, the primary issues are lack of education, hyper-masculinized culture (which leads to homo hatred, misogyny etc.) and hyper-aggression/an overall violent, animalistic mentality. It’s a mentality as much as a location. Also one can be officially located in a particular place, but that doesn’t mean they won’t find their way into trouble wherever they can find it, especially since many of these thugs tend to be vagabonds.

    Race is not the reason why these hate crimes exist. It’s 100% mentality, it’s a cultural issue, and it’s one that can and should be addressed. I don’t see enough gay groups or people addressing these issues of hate crimes.

  16. says

    Oh, and Michelle Bachmann, Fox guest professor from Dayton U., Archbishop Thomas Dolan, Virginia Foxx, Van der Plaats, the list goes on and on, and… woah!! You mean they’re not black??? How can that be???!!!

  17. SteveinMaine says

    No, the real estate crash didn’t “cost” Americans over $7 trillion. It was never “real” money, sitting in any of these homeowners’ pockets. It was all on paper! Good Lord…. This wrenching adjustment NEEDED to happen to pop an unsustainable bubble. To return the price of housing to a level that’s at least somewhat closer to being in line with historical inflation-adjusted housing values. Heck, it’s STILL overinflated in many parts of the country!

  18. Max says

    Francis,

    “Race is not the reason…”

    Then explain the high correlation.

    “I don’t see enough gay groups or people addressing these issues of hate crimes.”

    Don’t blame the victim. Blame the thugs.

  19. ratbastard says

    When the F are they going to try Manning? It takes way too long for many people to be brought to trial in the U.S. No reason why a court case should take years before trial.

  20. John says

    Tom Ford does make a generalization. But… if you’ve ever gone overseas and come back to the US, the first thing that’s glaringly different is that we have a lot more fat people and that’s just the observation walking through the airport. We might not all be fatties but we definitely have more fatties relative to the total population.

  21. says

    @ Allbeefpatty.

    It’s very obvious that you have issues with Black poeple period. Which speaks volumes of how you were raised. And I guess after KevinVT setting you straight on Caucasian Homophobes I see you got mighty quiet.

    Gay racism needs to be addressd! It’s time!

  22. says

    And also AllBeefpatty Here’s a complete list of the 19 Democrats who supported Virginia Foxx’s defense budget amendment that reinforces DOMA: Reps. Jason Altmire (D-​Pa.), John Barrow (D-​Ga.), Sanford Bishop (D-​Ga.), Dan Boren (D-​Okla.), Ben Chandler (D-​Ky.), Jerry Costello (D-​Ill.), Mark Critz (D-​Pa.), Henry Cuellar (D-​Texas), Joe Donnelly (D-​Ind.), Gene Green (D-​Texas), Tim Holden (D-​Pa.), Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Dan Lipinski (D-​Ill.), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), James Matheson (D-​Utah), Collin Peterson (D-​Minn.), Nich Rahall (D-W.V.), Mike Ross (D-​Ark.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

    There is only 1 African American (Sanford Bishop) and 1 Hispanic (Henry Cuellar). Everyone is Caucasian!

    YEAH GIRL Police your own before policing someone elses!

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