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.