News: Bill Maher, Taste Buds, Downton Abbey, Gerard Butler, Russia

RoadBill Maher gives $1 million check to Obama Super PAC.

RoadSan Francisco LGBT Center celebrates 10th anniversary in March.

ButlerRoadGerard Butler goes to rehab after developing pill problem over pain from 300.

RoadWingnut Elaine Donnelly still campaigning against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" months after it took effect: "Supported by the Catholic Thomas More Law Center, she has filed a federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Navy, alleging that it distorted the figures from its study to make it look like more of the armed forces supported repeal. "

RoadAdele to appear in closing ceremonies of London 2012 Olympics.

RoadIdaho's only gay lawmaker Nicole LeFavour won't seek reelection: "LeFavour cited personal reasons, saying she won't ask her partner, Carol, to endure another difficult Legislature. LeFavour hopes she's replaced in the Legislature by another openly gay member."

RoadTop 10 Grindr-induced psychological maladies. "As a practicing psychologist and avid student of human behavior, the Grindr phenomenon prompted me to ponder deeper issues and implications."

RoadDownton Abbey gives PBS highest ratings since 2009.

BudsRoadThese are a mouse's taste buds.

RoadRadio personality Beth McDonald bows out of Catholic event after organizers ask about her participation in Phoenix's Gay Pride parade.

RoadMark Morford: How to be more like Satan.

RoadSt. Petersburg parliament holds public hearings on bill outlawing gay "propaganda". "Anti-gay proponents packed the hearing in their favor, Russian LGBT groups report, as organizers publicized the event only yesterday, and filled the audience with clerical and Russian nationalist organizations." Activist group AllOut is planning a worldwide 'day of action' this coming Tuesday. Find out how you can participate HERE.

RoadVirginia Governor Bob McDonnell says marriage equality should be left to the states, and gays and lesbians make inferior parents.

RoadMassive whale rubs up against Hillary Clinton's dinghy (sounds dirty, right? it's not).

BearRoadBear comes out of hibernation.

RoadD.C. Police target gay men in online sting: "In a little noticed brief filed in federal court last May, Assistant Public Defender for D.C. Jonathan Jeffress said that with full approval from the U.S. Attorney’s office, a D.C. police detective posing undercover as an adult gay man has targeted gay men for sex-with-minor arrests on adult gay websites that have 'no history or reputation as locations where minors go online.'"

RoadPuppy is suspicious of broccoli.

RoadDermot Mulroney and a Macaroni penguin.

Road'Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen files suit against "ex-gay" group PFOX: "I decided to sue PFOX after its President, Greg Quinlan, appeared on a television show and falsely claimed that I tried to have him killed."

RoadIndian government sends out mixed messages over Supreme Court's consideration of law that criminalizes homosexuality: "A sensitive debate over gay sex in India was thrown into farcical confusion Thursday after a government lawyer urged the Supreme Court to ban it - only for the government to contradict him hours later in a statement accepting a recent ruling that made it legal."

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  1. Nicole LeFavour isn't the only gay law maker in Idaho....she's the only OUT gay law maker.

    The LGBT community is really going to miss her, she is a remarkable woman. I interviews her back in 2005ish and she is incredibly intelligent and compassionate.

    Posted by: Geoff MG | Feb 24, 2012 3:34:54 PM


  2. i met Gerard Butler backstage after "A Hand in Spokane". We were waiting to congratulate our friend Anthony Mackie. First Christopher Walken's comes down and is chatting with us then Sam Rockwell then Anthony. We were "stuck" for 10 minutes in a tiny room with Butler and he's even hotter in person. Hope he gets beter.

    Posted by: Name: | Feb 24, 2012 3:53:43 PM


  3. Did Maher drop that Libertarian ideology nonsense then?

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Feb 24, 2012 3:55:43 PM


  4. Why does this site keep linking to Shakesville? I feel violated whenever I unwittingly click on a link to that creepy reeducation camp. Maybe you should think about posting "trigger warnings" on those links for those of us who could be unduly traumatized by such an experience, Andy.

    Posted by: Blake | Feb 24, 2012 3:59:26 PM


  5. "Gerard realized that he was a gay husband away from becoming Neely O'Hara and so he checked into rehab."

    Ha ha. Michael K loves things that I love. The V of the D flush the wig scene.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Feb 24, 2012 4:44:23 PM


  6. i can't speak to the powder but it's really difficult to realize that you are dependent on pain pills. when you are in pain 24 hours a day, you will do anything after a while to make it stop and the pills trick your brain into thinking you need them.

    after 9 surgeries in 4 years, i really wasn't aware i was depending on them. i have been off of them for 3 months now, and it is like being a completely different person. i'm still in pain, and always will be i'm told, but will only ever use them if ordered.

    of course, what also had an effect on me was almost dying in the last surgery; that is really a life-changer...

    recreationals have their place, but these are not recreational!

    Posted by: mike/ | Feb 24, 2012 5:01:41 PM


  7. I like Downton Abbey but why is it on PBS? It's just a nighttime soap opera.

    Posted by: Charles | Feb 24, 2012 5:02:55 PM


  8. I for one am so for PBS's Downton Abbey at least to me its great well written and weaved together and superb casting and no f------- commercials!
    Please support this kind of programing...for those burned on reality telly!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Feb 24, 2012 5:49:39 PM


  9. I for one really like Downtown Abby well written and weaved together superb cast no F------ commercials!
    Just great telly!!!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Feb 24, 2012 5:54:26 PM


  10. Oh my god, that puppy! THAT PUPPY! *angh!*

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Feb 24, 2012 7:32:05 PM


  11. About Bill Maher's Yahoo special, why did they edit out his donation? You can see a part of the announcement (but not the big check itself) in the short clips they have, but if you watch the performance straight through, even that part of the announcement isn't there.

    Further, they BLEEPED Bill Maher -- a guy who is proud to be unbleeped on HBO, and in the movies. On the internet, where just ONE click from Yahoo takes you to a current goatse site, who does Yahoo think they are kidding?

    If this is how Yahoo is going to present things, I'm not going to watch. Do it right, or don't do it at all.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 24, 2012 10:00:13 PM


  12. I hope Maher has made his point to the Grand old party that anybody can play the super pac game and the turtle CAN beat the hare...you never no who is willing to give for their convictions!
    And not just the big oil corp. america and old money types...good for him!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Feb 24, 2012 10:44:34 PM


  13. ...even though the super pac was an awful idea to begin with!!!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Feb 24, 2012 10:50:54 PM


  14. What Mike said might seem obvious, but it bears repeating. I had six head injuries last year (four muggings while volunteering, a concussion while exercising, and a massive car accident) and was hospitalized repeatedly. I had things like staples in my skull and about 10 CT scans. And doctors wrote endless prescriptions for Oxycontin despite knowing that I used to have issues with addiction. They would write as many as I wanted because I learned how to ask to get them and I'd had serious injuries.

    Getting off them was work. Life is much better.

    Posted by: Anon | Feb 25, 2012 3:00:02 AM


  15. I love Adele, dearly, but she's not Olympic material. Her performances aren't about extravagance. Which is what the opening and closing ceremonies need.

    Bob McDonnell thinks we make inferior parents? Oh really? Is he not aware of the recent study that says we make for SUPERIOR parents? Maybe I'll send that right over to him so he can give it a quick read and feel defeated.

    Those are some awesomely cute photos of that bear coming out of hibernation. I'm so glad I got to see them.

    It seriously sounds like that puppy is saying - NO! NO! NO! - at the broccoli.

    Posted by: JAMES | Feb 25, 2012 5:23:58 PM


  16. Thanks to DOMA legally married same-sex military spouses are denied health insurance, commissary and other base privileges, housing allowance, etc. as compared with their opposite-sex married counterparts. For those interested – http://OUTmilitary.com has been providing a supportive environment for friending, sharing and networking between Gay active military, vets and supporters since December, 2010.

    Posted by: Out Military | Feb 26, 2012 7:34:35 PM


  17. Actually, bears don't hibernate, but spend the winter in a state of torpor (http://www.nps.gov/dewa/naturescience/upload/cmsstgBEAR.pdf).

    And I love Shakesville! If you're too sensitive for it, use your browser's "status bar" to check links before you click. It's all up to you!

    Posted by: David R. | Feb 27, 2012 12:54:10 AM


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