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Towleroad-roadicon Yikes. Have you seen Obama's newest campaign ad? Simple and brutal. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...

Towleroad-roadicon Michele Bachmann goes Muslim hunting:

The Minnesota Republican ... sent letters to the inspectors general of five government agencies responsible for national security to demand they investigate infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood into the highest reaches of the federal government. In particular, Bachmann singled out Huma Abedin, the [Muslim] wife of former congressman Anthony Weiner and a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In case Abedin hasn’t already been through enough already, Bachmann is now questioning her loyalty to the U.S. ...

Another letter targets the Department of Defense ...

A third letter went to the Department of Homeland Security, alleging the department is covering up the Muslim Brotherhood threat ...

"The Muslim Brotherhood has been found to be an unindicted co-conspirator on terrorism cases and yet it appears that there are individuals who are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have positions, very sensitive positions, in our Department of Justice, our Department of Homeland Security, potentially even in the National Intelligence Agency."

Towleroad-roadicon The lesbian sex scene in Black Swan generated more complaints to the British Board of Film Classification last year than any scene in any other movie. (So far, this year's winner is the Daniel Radcliffe vehicle The Woman In Black.

NinaHagenTowleroad-roadicon Mariah might take J-Lo's place on American Idol. No telling who's gonna replace Steven. (My own proposed panel -- of some combination of Lou Reed, Nina Hagen, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, and the ghost of Klaus Nomi -- has yet to mentioned in the media as a viable possibility. What's up, Simon Fuller?) 

Towleroad-roadicon "How lesbian couples choose a birth mother."

Towleroad-roadicon Straight girl attempts lesbianism:

It was inevitable that at some point, I would attempt to dive a muff. It happened when I was 25. After a series of romantic flops, I was frustrated with boys so I decided to switch over to ladies. Because that's how sexuality works: you choose one when another becomes slightly inconvenient.

Towleroad-roadicon This probably wasn't the best week for Daniel Tosh to unveil his new show, but it seems to have gone over well

Towleroad-roadicon Elizabeth Taylor: beautiful mutant.

Towleroad-roadicon Wall Street -- kind of like Penn State

Towleroad-roadicon On the origins of disease:

If we fail to understand and take care of the natural world, it can cause a breakdown of these systems and come back to haunt us in ways we know little about. A critical example is a developing model of infectious disease that shows that most epidemics — AIDS, Ebola, West Nile, SARS, Lyme disease and hundreds more that have occurred over the last several decades — don’t just happen. They are a result of things people do to nature ...


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  1. 2016 ad in Drudge, "Mrs. Clinton has a longtime personal aid who was investigated for ties to the Muslim Brotherhood."

    Posted by: Gus | Jul 15, 2012 2:21:11 AM

  2. Outstanding Ad. Obama and the democrats are in for the fight of their lives. Billionaires like the Koch brothers are going to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into ads trying to convince America that Obama is the anti-Christ. We must beat these devils down.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 15, 2012 2:37:42 AM

  3. Oh Matt, you're hilarious! Liberal echo chamber? Oh please, why are you even reading an OUT gay blog? Don't you need to get back to your rethug bubble? Don't let FACTS get in your way of voting against yourself, you fool.

    Posted by: wtf | Jul 15, 2012 3:59:16 AM

  4. @Gus: You are a liar. Michelle Bachmann, the evil child of Eva Peron an Joe McCarthy has called for an investigation of an aid to Mrs Clinton. No investigation has happened and unless their are others as evil as Bachmann, none will.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 15, 2012 5:18:21 AM

  5. @Andrew: Allow me to introduce you to Rep. Issa and Gohmert...I was only pointing out how useful these things are in right wing media, as in the Fox News "some people say" that starts with a blurb on Drudge. It was a prediction, not a lie.

    Posted by: Gus | Jul 15, 2012 5:32:50 AM

  6. Let me write the Fox and Friends script for you if Mrs. Clinton decides to run: "You know several years ago their were some in Congress calling for an investigation of the then Sec. of State's longtime aid who may or may not have had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood."

    Posted by: Gus | Jul 15, 2012 5:40:46 AM

  7. AMAZING Obama ad. It should air DAILY on every channel in the nation because it shows Romney for what he is, an out of touch, phony, greedy liar who does not care about the American worker.

    Posted by: Zee | Jul 15, 2012 6:04:22 AM

  8. And crown thy good with overseas accounts, from sea to shining sea.

    Posted by: Peter | Jul 15, 2012 9:48:42 AM

  9. @ Matt,

    Every indicator from national polls or predictions on Intrade or forecasts for the electoral college show that your just dreaming about Mittens winning. Are you trying to impress your Republican mommy and daddy? Don't bother. They'll always hate your gay ass and throw you out of their house at Christmas, that is, after they punch you in the mouth. All that Republican cheerleading effort for naught.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Jul 15, 2012 10:37:59 AM

  10. Does anybody even feel remotely guilty that the Obama campaign is using Romney's alleged "misrepresentations" against him?

    I don't. Not after the Birthers and the Tea Party. Not after the allegations against Kerry's conduct during the Vietnam War. Not after the Starr Report and Whitewatergate.

    Posted by: Homer | Jul 15, 2012 11:25:12 AM

  11. I think it's time we all start to differentiate between "trolls" and "paid Republican/conservative commenters." Like any good blog, Towleroad has its merry little band of trolls (@Rick is their leader) who are regular commenters. They seem to exist simply to stir the pot and get everybody all riled up, but they are at least loyal to the blogs they populate and do seem to have spent some time formulating opinions regarding the issues that are important to the blog. But then we have commenters like @Sam and @Matt. These comments are absolutely identical to the fact-free, partisan, Faux News inspired drivel that we see in comments on Huff Post, Salon, DailyKos, Think Progress, etc. I guarantee that they are the same people, paid to scour the web for progressive politics specific blog posts and to then flood the comments section with as many anti-Obama/progressive comments as possible. It's the only explanation for them suddenly showing up here whenever a political article is posted. And before @Sam and @Matt start squealing about how they're just concerned citizens voicing their opinions on this gay blog, I would point out that neither of them offer ANY facts to go along with their comments. And they won't. They never do. They just state the Fox talking point of the day (ie. @Sam: LOL at Obama. The man who has put more Americans out of work then most!) and then are silent when pressed to back up their nonsense with facts. (As @What? did above. And I'm sure he/she could provide a lot more hard data if required.) The internet is a marvelous tool for the individual exercising of free speech and the democratic exchange of ideas, but we must be vigilant. The corporations are trying to buy that too. How can reasonable voices engage in honest debate when they're being drowned out by soulless shills for big money?

    Posted by: Shawn | Jul 15, 2012 11:59:17 AM

  12. @Homer, please educate us about these misrepresentations(i'm not trying to imply you are wrong, i just can't seem to find any objections from anyone who is not a puppet of the GoP)...everything is as accurate as Mittens/public records allows us access to...his tax return reads like a tycoon's guide to hiding wealth offshore and his employment irregularities could easily clarified with documentation. according to anyone who has spent 10 minutes trying to unravel the mystery, the true picture may even be more sinister...now that is just speculation; very educated speculation.

    Posted by: epic | Jul 15, 2012 12:11:47 PM

  13. Sam is pretty quiet. He does his Fox News/Tea Party talking points "drive by" but doesn't back them up.

    Posted by: WHAT? | Jul 15, 2012 12:56:31 PM

  14. Obama has game...he's going to ride this commercial in Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin all the way to re election.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 15, 2012 2:02:16 PM

  15. "Because that's how sexuality works: you choose one when another becomes slightly inconvenient."

    That might be how bisexuality works, but for me to dive a muff is going to take a lot more than slight inconvenience.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 15, 2012 3:46:24 PM

  16. Looks like Obama is giving Romney a haircut! Imagine what must be in those tax records to take so much heat for hiding them.

    The thing is though, that some people have seen them, so it won't be long before the leaking starts.

    Is this why McCain rejected Romney and went with Sarah Palin?

    Posted by: just out for a ride | Jul 15, 2012 8:17:35 PM

  17. @tim @randy...if you read the article, it would be pretty obvious that she was being sarcastic. i did and found it pretty funny, give it a try.

    Posted by: erock | Jul 16, 2012 7:53:08 AM

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