News: Fiona Apple, Zach Wahls, Kato’s ‘Shocker’, Cowboys

1NewsIcon Eagle Scout Zach Wahls and over 11,000 other Americans are calling on Intel to stop donating money to the Boy Scouts of America: "Until the Boy Scouts of America removes this hurtful policy that is
inconsistent with its own principles, they do not deserve the financial
backing of companies that strive for workplace equality — especially
innovators like Intel." Lend Wahls a hand by joining the Change.org campaign.

TimTebow1NewsIcon Does objectifying Tim Tebow make it easier to swallow his right wing proselytizing?

1NewsIcon Since the Dallas Cowboys didn't want to shell out the $275,000 to buy Cowboys.com, that domain is now a gay dating site – and it's open for business. Yee-haw!

1NewsIcon GOP House Speaker John Boehner says all the fuss over videos of Mitt Romney denigrating nearly half the nation is just "hand-wringing."

1NewsIcon Jeremy Hooper's clever commentary on all the actual right-wing hand-wringing about DADT's repeal.

1NewsIcon Karl Lagerfeld takes back saying he doesn't like Pippa Middleton's face. He now says he just doesn't like her make-up.

1NewsIcon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fully expects the court to hear a case on the Defense of Marriage Act in the very near future. "I think it’s most likely that we will have that issue before the court toward the end of the current term," she said.

1NewsIcon Mitt Romney should have started playing nice a long time ago.

1NewsIcon Kato Kaelin now says that, yes, OJ Simpson murdered Nicole and Ron.

DrWho1NewsIcon The marriage equality debate would be much easier if it were just about watching Doctor Who on Sundays.

1NewsIcon Tom Ford and Anna Wintour attended an Obama fundraiser together in London. Just in case you're keeping tabs.

1NewsIcon Composer Nathan Hall needs help to 'Tame Your Man'.

1NewsIcon Rachel Maddow topped Bill O'Reilly – in Monday and Tuesday ratings, that is…

1NewsIcon Can Marco Rubio save Mitt Romney's campaign?

1NewsIcon Tommy Thompson, Tammy Baldwin's GOP opponent in the Wisconsin senate race, says Mitt Romney is to blame for his bad poll numbers: "If you're a standard-bearer for the presidency is not doing well, it's going to reflect on the down ballot."

1NewsIcon On a related note, President Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney by 7 points in Wisconsin, according to Public Policy Polling.

1NewsIcon A poll out of Maine shows pro-equality positions still in the majority, but the numbers are getting closer: 52-44, a far cry from the 20-point lead marriage equality had earlier this year.

FionaArrest1NewsIcon Fiona Apple was arrested in Texas for having some hash.

1NewsIcon LA Weekly has a great piece about the debate over whether discrimination really causes depression in minority groups.

1NewsIcon Meanwhile, the latest edition of Perspectives on Psychological Science reports on a study showing that, yes, prejudice can cause depression: "This depression caused by prejudice — which the researchers call deprejudice
— can occur at many levels. In the classic case, prejudice causes
depression at the societal level (e.g., Nazis' prejudice causing Jews'
depression), but this causal chain can also occur at the interpersonal
level (e.g., an abuser's prejudice causing an abusee's depression), or
even at the intrapersonal level, within a single person (e.g., a man's
prejudice against himself causing his depression)."

1NewsIcon Oh, good: another "invisible Obama" lynching.

1NewsIcon Enjoy some "Glory Box".

Comments

  1. Demian says

    Marco Rubio would like to present himself as spokesperson for Latino Americans. Latinos (which includes people of Brazilian descent, who are not Hispanic) have not had a convention to choose a spokesperson, so Rubio is not that spokesperson.

    Also, I don’t know how Rubio’s superconservative, Romney-supporting views play with those of Cuban heritage in Florida, but their experience is very different from the experiences of people of other Latino heritages everywhere else in the United States.

    So no, I don’t think that Marco Rubio is going to suddenly align Latinos with Romney.

  2. Demian says

    Marco Rubio would like to present himself as spokesperson for Latino Americans. Latinos (which includes people of Brazilian descent, who are not Hispanic) have not had a convention to choose a spokesperson, so Rubio is not that spokesperson.

    Also, I don’t know how Rubio’s superconservative, Romney-supporting views play with those of Cuban heritage in Florida, but their experience is very different from the experiences of people of other Latino heritages everywhere else in the United States.

    So no, I don’t think that Marco Rubio is going to suddenly align Latinos with Romney.

  3. EchtKultig says

    Fortunately, between his butt-ugly face, his butt-ugly self-righteousness, and his butt-ugly religion, I can overlook his body, which is pretty nice. If you want to objectify nice bodies, google images or guyswithiphones or whatever will serve up literally millions that are not Tim Tebow.

    He might well be a closet case with all his ridiculous “God doesn’t want me dating” crap, but I almost hope he isn’t. I’d want the first gay NFL player of the modern era to be someone more self-assured seeming. I mean, if you’re going to be pretend to be straight, at least be a man about it!

  4. EchtKultig says

    Fortunately, between his butt-ugly face, his butt-ugly self-righteousness, and his butt-ugly religion, I can overlook his body, which is pretty nice. If you want to objectify nice bodies, google images or guyswithiphones or whatever will serve up literally millions that are not Tim Tebow.

    He might well be a closet case with all his ridiculous “God doesn’t want me dating” crap, but I almost hope he isn’t. I’d want the first gay NFL player of the modern era to be someone more self-assured seeming. I mean, if you’re going to be pretend to be straight, at least be a man about it!

  5. Diogenes Arktos says

    @Andrew: you misrepresented Jeremy Hooper’s creative commentary. It’s NOT about right-wing handwringing about DADT’s repeal. (There’s plenty of that!!) The post actually details all of the problems the repeal of DADT has caused in the past year.

  6. David in Houston says

    Yes, it is very easy to separate someone’s attractiveness and their beliefs. I’ve yet to hear Tim Tebow say anything denigrating about the gay community. I also believe that he is gay, but his strict religious upbringing will force him to live as a closeted gay man for his entire life. In that respect, I actually feel sorry for the guy… and yes, I’d definitely hit that. He can ask for God’s forgiveness afterwords.

  7. kp05 says

    “A poll out of Maine shows pro-equality positions still in the majority, but the numbers are getting closer: 52-44, a far cry from the 20-point lead marriage equality had earlier this year.”

    How was there ever a 20-point lead? The 52-44 poll is probably much closer to reality.

    Regardless of outcome (still cheering hard and donating for Maine), our victory will come when we stop letting religious fanatics brainwash the people with their oh-so-scary-watch-out-for-those-gays-taking-away-your-relgious-freedom message by eliminating votes on basic human rights.

  8. jaragon says

    Marco Rubio is not going to get Mittmoneybags elected- I have no problem lusting after Saint Timmy’s fine body ( he is not running for office and the last time I checked has now worn some anti-gay remark beneath his eyes)

  9. Michael says

    Tebow is a huge Nelly queen. YouTube “Tim Tebow gay” and the guuurrrrllllll snaps and twist while dizcusszingz lex menz and la ballz on ddee field. He comes across not only super gay but perhaps the most endearing, sexy and attractive any man has been on film.

  10. Francis says

    Regarding Maine, yeah, the real number has always likely been somewhere in the 8-12 range. Which is better than where we were in 2009 but still, we need to fight and keep the lead we have. Now is the time the anti-gay side will bombard TV’s across the state with hate messages and we have to be proactive in not allowing them to win the message war.

    Tim Tebow is not hot at all. However, Zach Wahls is very attractive and beautiful on the inside. Hopefully everyone signs the change.org campaign.

    And it’s great to see Republicans (such as Tommy Thompson) jumping off the Mitt Romney ship in droves.

  11. Don says

    IMO, Timmy’s a BIG ole ‘mo. In the “making of” video on Vogue.com, he says his passion is “changing kids’ lives.” If only he’d come out, he could change thousands of them for the better by embracing who he is and rejecting the hate-filled religious right.

  12. MiddleoftheRoader says

    When Towleroad had a headline a few months ago that showed marriage “leading” by 20 points in Maine, several commenters wrote that the headline was very misleading. Although the negatives were in the high 30% range, the undecided was about 20% — and Towleroad only compared the positive voters (about 55%) to the negative voters (35%), leaving out the rest. With headlines like those, too many people thought that Maine was a clear winner. We need to get our community and its supporters to get realistic that this has always been, and will be, a very close fight. Maine CAN be won — but please DONATE money and DONATE time (phone banks, etc).

  13. UFFDA says

    Tim T is not gay. Just look at those muscles. Gay guys don’t have muscles like that. They just like guys with muscles like that and so they call them gay so they don’t look like such stalkers.

    But then there’s this. Say he is gay and one of us catches him. Then what do you do? Sure sex is great. But do you know how much it costs to feed a hunk like that, day in and day out. And when his career is over you’ll still have to feed him. And his friends, huge mammals at the trough, you have to feed them too, remember that. Best to go for the honeymoon. Then run away.

  14. Yupp says

    Towle only has that dork Belonsky here because they’re both part of that clique of out-of-town Protestants visiting New York (and trying to pretend that makes them hip). They’re both racist heterophobic bigots too, happy to cause harm to innocent people, as well as being too cowardly to answer any questions.

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