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Road At ABC's Republican debate in Des Moines, Mitt Romney reminded everyone that he's really, really rich. Watch him offer Rick Perry a $10,000 bet AFTER THE JUMP ...

Road Rick Santorum: "Science should get out of politics."

Road On Wednesday, a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth will open in Philly:

The Night Resource Program, which will operate out of the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch St., was made possible through a $5,000 grant by the Henrietta Tower Wurts Fund and a $5,000 grant from the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia — as well as $2,500 in fundraising.

Participants will be guaranteed a 30-day stay with the possibility of an extension depending on space availability and the individual’s progress.

Dinner and breakfast will be served daily, and individuals will have access to on-site case managers, who are MSW students at Temple University, as well as a therapist. Additionally, participants will be connected with daytime services through the Youth Health Empowerment Project.

Road This high school's girls' basketball team had a pre-game chant that went like this: "One, two, three, [N-word]!" It caused some problems.

Road Why is high school senior Angela Zhang cooler than we'll ever be?

17 year old high school senior Angela Zhang just earned a $100,000 scholarship at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for designing a nanoparticle which targets cancer stem cells. It’s somewhat similar to this, but rather than attacking messenger RNA it instead delivers a dose of the drug salinomycin directly to the tumor cells. In addition, the nanoparticle is gold and iron-oxide based, so it can also be used to detect cancer with noninvasive means such as MRI and Photoacoustic imaging. A particle that delivers targeted doses of meds directly to affected cells, lessens side effects, helps prevent cancer resistance, and doubles as an MRI contrast solution to diagnose/monitor progress? Holy crap, that’s awesome.

Road Why did Kansas University buy the domain name "KUgirls.xxx"?

Road How will a Minnesota school district wonders talk about LGBT issues in the classroom?

YongSanDreamHub Road There's something not right about these buildings.

Road Louis C.K. talks some more about Tracey Morgan's homophobic comedy routine:

“I think the opportunity that was lost was for the gay community to ask Tracy, ‘why did you say that’ and ‘what was your dad like’ and ‘what is being a man mean to you,’ you know what I mean? It could have been a starting point of a conversation that might have actually made a difference in how people feel about homophobia.”

Road In Hawaii, a lesbian couple sue for the right to marry:

Natasha N. Jackson, and Janin Kleid filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday, claiming that their rights to due process and equal protection as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were violated. The defendants named are Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Loretta J. Fuddy, director of the state health department.

Road Barack Obama is all things to all people. Pro-smog yet pro-environment; pro-choice yet anti-morning-after pill ...

Without a Democratic challenger who might tug him to the left, Obama is free to try to neutralize Republican efforts to tar him as a liberal ideologue by taking steps toward the political center.

At the same time, he is finding opportunities to boost his standing with his most committed backers. For example, he has appealed to environmentalists by delaying an oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas, and to gay rights activists by bolstering gay rights overseas and helping end a ban on gays in the military.

Road French rightists fight radical Islam by giving themselves gout.

Road Half the people in America have now parodied Rick Perry's anti-gay television ad. Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is one of them.

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  1. Okay, I'm prepared for an onslaught of bitchy comments from some jealous losers, so I'll say what I have to say. Yeah, Romney is a phony, and a hypocrite, and a flake, and a self-centered nutjob who believes in nothing but himself, but hey, he's still kind of hot for being over 60. I'd still hit it. Just had to get that out there.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 11, 2011 12:36:35 AM

  2. hmm. Huntsman's hotter.

    Posted by: wtf | Dec 11, 2011 12:47:50 AM

  3. Whatever. I'd say Louis CK hit the nail on the head. Too many hysterical sissy marys knee-jerking themselves into a tizzy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 11, 2011 1:31:23 AM

  4. I actually think rick perry is the hottest of all the right wing nutjobs

    Posted by: Larry | Dec 11, 2011 7:17:00 AM

  5. Louis CK is a jerk -- as are you Jamal49.

    When someone stabs you in the throat we'll see what a "hysterical knee-jerk sissy mary you are.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 11, 2011 9:03:28 AM

  6. Rick Perry appears to have buttons for eyes, like some kind of soulless doll. Weird.

    Posted by: princely54 | Dec 11, 2011 9:04:51 AM

  7. Romney is the handsomest man of them all and I totally approve of his apparent hypocrisy. After all he has to address a nation of chronic complainers who can't ever be made happy as well as such a wide variety of special interests that no unwavering stance can possibly create votes. Unfortunately his Mormonism is a huge liability (though it means nothing "on the ground") and tends to overshadow his largely positive record as Mass. governor. He also has a solid and mature business sense and might well be the only one who can guide us through our financial mess. Perry is a pig, Newt is unstable and, of course, what's her name, is a God-fascist nutjob.

    Posted by: uffda | Dec 11, 2011 9:08:42 AM

  8. No Louis C.K., it's not up to the gay community to create a teachable moment for Tracy Morgan. That is better done by the community of his comedy peers. What Tracy failed at was the comedic delivery of his true message and failing to accurately gauge his audience. Right now the gay community is too busy dealing with the bullying and suicides of its young people to help Mr. Morgan.

    Posted by: Mike W | Dec 11, 2011 9:25:40 AM

  9. uffda

    out of touch with reality

    romney got MASS debt rating upgraded by raising TAXES (very un-republican). he closed loop holes = tax deductions and raised state fees

    romney as governor of MASS was at most a moderate democrat

    As a businessman , Baine Capitol was a predatory biz. He was/is gordon gecko writ large. Baine would buy a company then raid its pension funds to give himself bonuses, fire thousands, flip the biz and sell it before anyone realized the businesses were now pretty much worthless

    Per his Baine capitol experience one can expect romney to raid the treasury for himself and friends then leave the country as america collapses

    Posted by: say what | Dec 11, 2011 11:12:51 AM

  10. Thanks saywhat@ - stuff I didn't know. However what's the point of being an ideologue? A "Republican" who will switch sides when it seems appropriate is a Republican who can think. In our national situation raising taxes is good, closing loopholes is good and higher state fees is good. Something actually HAS TO BE DONE sometimes.

    As for your last sentence, it's pure hysteria..."leave the country as America collapses"...come on.

    Posted by: uffda | Dec 11, 2011 12:40:33 PM

  11. Louis CK is not a jerk, and he did make an excellent point. A very intelligent and insightful point. Pull yourself out of your own context and imagine that maybe you grew up in a homophobic household, or neighborhood, and you weren't lucky enough to be gay to see how wrong homophobia is.
    Louis CK is one of the funniest, brightest comics alive. He isn't for the faint of heart, or the timid, and he makes as much fun of himself as he does of everyone else.
    And he is truly a friend to queers everywhere. If you don't see it, then you're not looking hard enough.

    Posted by: Nursey Doogooder | Dec 11, 2011 1:17:50 PM

  12. What an odd set of responses. Opinions on the DILFiest of the candidates (I'm betting Michele has the biggest disk of them all), Louis CK (who, like everything else, flies right over Ehrenstein's head), and an expose of Baine (sic) Capitol (sic) by a functional illiterate..

    All that said, I'd love to see Romney take off his shirt and expose that very hairy chest of his. Grr.

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 11, 2011 1:47:28 PM

  13. Last night two of my friends were in the kitchen watching the debate (which I just couldn't) so I watched TV in another room until it was over. However, at one I had to go back into the kitchen just in time to listen to Michelle Bachman tell an anecdote about meeting some follower of Arafat. She was amazed how the Palestinians taught their children to hate the Israelis thus continuing the war there. She hasn't the intellectual capacity to see that she's just like them. She's a horrible sociopath, if not totally insane. Minnesota deserves her, not the rest of us.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Dec 11, 2011 3:21:53 PM

  14. I've enjoyed Louis CK's show in the past, but his comments here make me pretty disgusted with his lack of empathy and a lot less inclined to want to tune into anything of his.
    He brushes Morgan's statement of a desire to murder effeminate children (and let's not forget that a man in Long Island did murder his baby for "acting like a girl" two months after Morgan's ugly rant).
    That's LouisCK's idea of a "joke?". Where is the humor in the idea of murdering innocent kids who are already frequent targets of violence?
    And which audience members felt that "tension" at the very thought of an effeminate child that needed to be "relieved" by the idea of murdering him?
    That's just sick, Louis. It does not require a calm and restrained question as a response (like "Tracy, can we ask about your Father's feelings on these issues?"
    Tracy Morgan should never be invited on stage again, at least unless and until he has spent years reforming himself and his idea of what is funny.
    It also is not the responsibility of the gay community all by itself to hold anyone accountable for violent rhetoric of any type.
    When I hear violent anti-Semitic comments, for example, I let the "joker" know that it isn't funny at all, and I don't need to be Jewish to understand that or to hold the person accountable for what he says. I don't need to be female to know that a joke that, for example, would say that JonBenet Ramsay deserved her murder would not be funny at all.
    That's such a selfish and thoughtless way of looking at others in the world.

    Posted by: Gregv | Dec 11, 2011 3:27:27 PM

  15. I guess it shouldn't surprise me that some readers here think someone who hates their guts and portrays them as subhuman to a national audience is "hot". I mean, I've heard that there are people who enjoy being defecated on for sexual gratification. It is terribly depressing to think, though, that some people hate themselves so much or are so devoid of attention that they would "still hit it" and have to announce that to the world.

    Posted by: Disgusted | Dec 11, 2011 4:50:36 PM

  16. And there is no rational or logical defense of what Tracy Morgan did and said. None. It wasn't funny. It was horrifying.

    Posted by: Disgusted | Dec 11, 2011 5:05:35 PM

  17. In the midst of a Depression when 25 million working class Americans are unemployed or can't get fulltime work Romney shows his true colors by making a frivolous $10,000.00 bet at last night's Republican debate.

    It takes a zionist piglet like tank to get all hot and bothered by a sick 1%er like Romney.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Dec 11, 2011 5:26:01 PM

  18. Thank you NURSEY DOOGOODER. Glad I'm not the only one who sees Louis CK's insightful and supportive point. People need to check out the rest of his work. He's passionate and he's good.

    Posted by: DAVID | Dec 11, 2011 8:25:58 PM

  19. Someone read J-Z's book.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Dec 11, 2011 10:40:58 PM

  20. Louis C.K. made a good point. It was an opportunity for the gay community to reach out and start a conversation. Most gays don't feel that way, because they'd rather concentrate on the offense. And what came out of that? Not a whole lot.

    And P.S. Jon Hunstman is the hottest GOP candidate by a mile.

    Posted by: Cinesnatch | Dec 12, 2011 10:50:08 AM

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