Towleroad Talking Points: 47 Percent, Hasselbeck and Weed

Lady-gaga-pot-inlineBY SAM GREISMAN


A look back at some of today's big stories

The Democrats are having a field day with Mitt Romney's latest gaff. The President himself appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and was immediately asked about Romney's '47 percent'. Obama supporters are also taking full advantage of Romney's faux-pas, as evidenced by this new ad released by an Obama super PAC

Needless to say Romeny's latest foot-in-mouth problem has been excellent fodder for late night television. Watch Jon Stewart skewer the GOP nominee last night. Jimmy Fallon also got in on the act, mocking Romney's emergency response to the debacle


Elizabeth Hasselbeck of The View fame has never had any qualms about her very conservative views. It should be no surprise then that she stands fully behind Romney's belief that we are all far too dependent on the government. Big surprise!


Just when we thought we had finally heard the last of all the Chick-fil-A nonsense, here they come again. At least it's for something good this time, as the company has promised to no longer donate to anti-gay groups. We'll believe it when we see it. 


Yesterday we reported on the punishment for Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar over the homophobic words written in his eye black. Here is his press conference from yesterday. Today, Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins and no stranger to controversial and homophobic remarks, came to the defense of Escobar, stating that he calls everyone in his home that word. Seems like a fun house.


Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced his engagement today. Check out this adorable video with his fiance. Sweet bow ties guys!


Video of the Day: Check out Neil Patrick Harris facing his phobia of haunted mansions.

Music Video of the Day: Lady Gaga performed in Amsterdam last night and took a few seconds to smoke some weed in front of everyone

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    Posted by: | Sep 20, 2012 7:13:26 AM

  2. Wow, how much does Lady Gaga's management pay this blog to push her crap music? Smoking weed on-stage? That a wonderful statement for the woman who panders to ten years around the world. Oh, I guess it is because she is in Amsterdam and trying to look so "hip" and rebellious. I am sure after she finished her set to her half empty auditorium, she changed into the furs she so loves to wear and went off to take more nude photos of herself for her twitter gallery. Grown men promoting Lady Xerox is the opposite of hip, relevant or thoughtful.

    Posted by: velocifero | Sep 20, 2012 8:39:18 AM

  3. I don't like this column. So many of the stories reported on here are poorly read and usually lack key terms and information. Having another person rehash it into a blurb just raises that crap. If you want Sam to have something to do, more actual columns, like that terrible lawyer guy. You guys have all these opinions in the wrong spot. Highly critical but I still read your site! Things arent that bad!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 20, 2012 9:29:37 AM

  4. I agree with Fenrox.

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 20, 2012 3:49:40 PM

  5. I agree with Fenrox.

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 20, 2012 3:49:53 PM

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