News: Conservative Tears, Rihanna, Rove Out, Penguin Daddies

1NewsIcon Brazil loves small dogs.

PenguinChick1NewsIcon A pair of male King penguins at a Danish zoo are currently over the moon (well, they would be if they could fly) about the recent birth of their first little chick. According to zoo keepers, the same-sex partners are "natural parents."

1NewsIcon Right Wing Watch has a great compilation of conservatives griping about Tuesday night's election results. "We wrestle with these political issues but at the core our problems as a
nation are not political, they are spiritual. These are symptoms of a
deeper moral and spiritual problem that we are facing in our nation," said Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council.

1NewsIcon A big congratulations to Stacie Laughton, the first transgender public figure elected to the New Hampshire state legislature. "I believe that at this point, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender) community will hopefully be inspired," Laughton told The Telegraph. "My hope is that now maybe we’ll see more people in the
community running, maybe for alderman. Maybe in the next election, we’ll
have a senator."

1NewsIcon Laughton and about 110 other LGBT candidates who won Tuesday have helped establish LGBT presence in 40 out of 50 state legislatures.

Gandy1NewsIcon There is no such thing as too much David Gandy – period.

1NewsIcon The same could be said about Kate Moss, but for different reasons.

1NewsIcon Just in time for the holidays, a new David Beckham H&M ad campaign.

1NewsIcon Ellen DeGeneres generously gave guest Miley Cyrus two lap-dancing men to celebrate the singer's upcoming marriage to Liam Hemsworth.

1NewsIcon Have a listen to Rihanna and former boyfriend Chris Brown's aural collaboration.

1NewsIcon President Obama will soon fly off to Southeast Asia for a historic trip to Cambodia.

1NewsIcon Charles Blow says the GOP needs to look at the numbers and face the facts, their political vision no longer fits in contemporary America. "If your idea of America’s power structure is rooted in a 1950s or even
a 1920s sensibility, here’s an update: that America is no more," he writes in an article called "Picket Fence Apocalypse". "Republicans are trying to hold back a storm surge of demographic change with a white picket fence. Good luck with that."

1NewsIcon Gruesome news from UK's Guardian: "A teenager has admitted killing a gay barman and then setting his
body alight after he flew into a rage when they discussed his confused
sexuality. Ryan Esquierdo, 19, attacked Stuart Walker, 28, and
choked him to death after the pair had met one night while they were
separately walking home in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, in October last year."

1NewsIcon Presenting: Kenny Loggins' "Playing with the Boys."

1NewsIcon It's about time: "Conservatives turn on Karl Rove."

CatMirror1NewsIcon This cat will not tolerate reflection.

1NewsIcon TIME looks at how marriage equality organizers finally changed the game: "Evan Wolfson, 55, the Harvard-educated founder of the group Freedom to Marry, helped
convince others in the gay-rights movement to use ads that featured
loving couples and the importance of commitment. 'We made a real
connection on emotion,' he says."

1NewsIcon New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offers a grim meteorological outlook for the Empire State.

1NewsIcon The top 5 candidates backed by NOM leader Brian Brown's right wing fundraising machine all lost.


  1. bcarter3 says

    From the Rove article: “Rove..[and] Mitt Romney has also been pointing to Hurricane Sandy, telling donors on Wednesday that the storm killed his momentum.”

    So I guess that means the Republicans are saying that President Obama was re-elected due to an act of God.

  2. Icebloo says

    So called Conservatives may be attacking Karl Rove right now but they NEED his money for the next election cycle so they will be kissing his fat, bloated ass again very soon. Republicans very quickly forget their principles and morals once money is on the table.

  3. Rick says

    “No, you cannot have your country back.”

    Actualy, Mr. Blow, most of “Picket Fence America” remains intact. It encompasses about 85% of the landmass. And it certainly can have its country back by getting rid of the part of it where you live.

    What you don’t know yet is that it will not be long before, having realized what has happened, there will be a secessionist movement in Picket Fence America” that will have as its goal the partitioning of the Northeast corridor and the West Coast and leaving them both out of the new country that results, a new country that will have an immigration policy that approximates those that states like Arizona and Georgia have passed…..and will enforce those policies, which will no doubt include denying residency in the new country to people such as yourself.

    Wait and see.

  4. says

    I just plain love dogs…whether they are big or small, I can’t imagine walking into my apartment and not being greeted by my dog. Although I’ve generally always had bigger dogs. And they’ve usually been older dogs that people dumped in the pound. I have a thing for the senior dogs no one wants :)

  5. jaragon says

    If hurricanes are caused by God and Sandy helped the re-election of President Obama- then I wonder if these Christian nut now think mother nature is a left leaning lesbian?!

  6. LiamB says

    Rick, hate to tell you this, but the extremists tried that when Obama first won, same promises and all, and it went nowhere. Guess what, it’s going to go nowhere again, because you morons are not in line with the majority of Americans, even those who don’t like Obama.

    As usual, you don’t have a clue about what you are ranting about.

  7. Zlick says

    Rick, please hasten the day when the red states cut themselves free from the blue states to form a new country. I pray for it daily. Better hurry, though. We don’t want Texas … and it will be blue in a few years. (But if you can arrange it, we really like the Grand Canyon and much of the rest of Arizona is also beautiful, so please try to time it after Arizona goes blue but before Texas does. Thanks ever so.)

  8. Cemil says

    I’m pretty excited to see Obama visit Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand. I worked and lived in SE Asia for awhile. Some serious issues in that region, especially when it comes to human rights violations. I’m hopeful that this visit will encourage continued democratization and openness in Myanmar. Gonna be a long slog, but it’s nice to see some work being done.

  9. unruly says

    Rick, the “blue states” financially support the rest of the US. You should see how the federal dollars are spent. If the “red states” secede, you’ll have to hope Texas can cover for all of them (not to mention, it’s slowly going blue.) If it was just us blue states, we’d have a lot more money to spend to improve the quality of life of our citizens — so maybe I’m with you on your plan.

  10. Diogenes Arktos says

    I love penguins.

    I love Right Wing Watch. One post I wish they had inckuded in their compendium was from Huckabee who claimed that Obama won because not enough Christians voted. Unfortunately for him 78% of the electorate identified as Christian.
    “This is perhaps the most concise illustration we have ever seen of the fact that the Religious Right is fundamentally incapable of comprehending that there are millions of people in this nation who consider themselves to be Christian but who do not share their extremist views or support their political agenda.”

  11. jamal49 says

    @RICK: And, I’m sure this conservative Shangri-la you hope will emerge is a country you will love to live in since it will surely oppress, demean and outlaw self-loathing homos such as yourself.

    So, as you leave the United States of Progress to go live in Republicandia, don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

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