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NEWS: Police Vs. The Occupiers, Darth Vader Vs. The Bureaucrats, Herman Cain Vs. Women, Sadie Crabtree Vs. Irrationality (VIDEO)


Road "A Children's Teasury of American Cops Brutally Attacking Citizens"

Road Lieberman and Coons introduce bill to provide benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees:

The bill would make the same-sex partners of federal employees eligible for federal health benefits, long-term care, Family and Medical Leave and federal retirement benefits. Gay federal employees and their partners would be subject to the same standards that apply to married federal workers, including anti-nepotism rules and financial disclosure requirements, according to Lieberman and Collins’s offices.

Road Hermain Cain says all those women are liars.

Road Aaron Hicklin, Andrew Holleran, Larry Kramer and more reminisce about the Pavilion:

Dating from before Stonewall, the site was a place where stigma and inhibitions were left at the coat check. Even with gay marriage legal in New York, its dance floor is still held with mythic regard, a “gay utopia,” in the words of Andrew Kirtzman, the former television newsman who recently bought the club with two business partners, and has vowed to rebuild it.

Road Apparently, Michele Bachmann's campaign is gaffe-free.

Road Every time God closes a door, He ... oh, you know.

Road He was abused, and then he was silent. Now, Penn State has inspired him to speak out:

... Because this is not about a problem at some other institution; it’s a reflection of a universal human tendency to look out for oneself, and to preserve hierarchical institutions about which one cares and upon which one is dependent. It’s also a reflection of the nearly boundless capacity to ignore inconvenient facts and to make excuses for those within our own circle. Think about the Catholic Church. Predators flourished in parishes for years, not simply (and probably not even primarily) because higher-ups worried about financial exposure. They flourished because many otherwise good people could not bring themselves to believe or to act upon information that their priest was a rapist.

DarkSideOdessa Road Darth Vader vs. the Ukrainian bureaucrats.

Road Rent Gaga's apartment on the Lower East Side. (It's less than $2,000!)

Road Rent Oprah's apartment in Chicago. (It's not less than $2,000!)

Road ACORN scourge James O'Keefe's career isn't going well:

O’Keefe has had a series of falling outs with close associates involved in his stings — and some of them have grumbled that he lacks the undercover journalism chops and leadership ability to turn Project Veritas into a force.

“What people around him learn about O’Keefe is that he doesn’t plan or research anything he does,” said a former associate who devised and implemented the NPR sting, which led to the resignation of the taxpayer-supported radio network’s president.

SadieCrabtree Road Egyptian student strips for freedom!

Road AFTER THE JUMP: At The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, Sadie Crabtree explains how to make crazy people rational.


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  1. Ms. Elmahdy (the Egyptian student) is very courageous. She's not just posting nudey pictures, which technically anyone can do; she's directly standing up and screaming against oppression. Wanting to respect women is one thing, but forcing them to be invisible is not a good way to provide that respect imho.

    Sounds like Ms. Elmahdy's bf has guts too. I hope their voices are heard and that the two of them are protected.

    Posted by: C | Nov 19, 2011 9:44:46 PM

  2. There are more and more typos on this site on a daily basis. Is anyone proofreading posts/links before they get published? I've been reading this blog since I was an undergrad, I expect more from Towleroad.

    Posted by: doug | Nov 20, 2011 1:16:53 AM

  3. sadie's talk is accurate.

    Posted by: andnowwhat | Nov 20, 2011 2:59:08 AM

  4. Sorry -- can you please point out the typo?

    - BKT

    Typos courtesy of iPhone and Autocorrect.

    Posted by: Brandon K. Thorp | Nov 20, 2011 8:09:21 AM

  5. Sadie might be too young to remember the original Willie Wonka movie.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 20, 2011 12:41:09 PM

  6. I'm surprised by the strong rhetoric in Sadie's speech. What is so threatening about the possibility of a higher power that drives her need to win people over to her viewpoint that there is not? Her "all or nothing" stance is more like her opposition than not. There is middle ground where "logic" and faith co-exist.

    Posted by: Michael Hargreaves | Nov 20, 2011 6:14:04 PM

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