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RoadBorowitz: Queen rips Chris Christie on gay marriage.

RoadAdvocacy groups denounce threats to Haiti's small gay community. "Attorney Mario Joseph and gay rights advocate Charlot Jeudy told a news conference that people who are gay or lesbian should be able to live freely without being harassed or attacked."

EyetattooRoadJustin Bieber's mom has an eye on him.

RoadIf you've never seen the documentary about Edie Windsor, Edie and Thea, A Very Long Engagement, it's playing tonight at Dixon Place in NYC.

RoadDaily Caller high school intern trolls White House Press Secretary over Zimmerman case: "Conservative news site The Daily Caller sent 16-year-old intern Gabe Finger to the White House press briefing on Wednesday — and his question instantly became the biggest point of discussion from the briefing. In a terse exchange with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Finger asked about threats against George Zimmerman's family."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin to climb Everest, on film. "From director Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns), Everest follows two expedition groups whose treks turn tragic when a massive storm hits, leaving eight people dead."

RoadGlee writers hold emergency meetings about where to go without Cory Monteith.

RoadParis Hilton is taking up residence as a DJ in Ibiza.

RoadThe police probably have photos of you in your car.

FemenRoadFrench far-right furious about new stamp inspired by founder of pro-gay activist group Femen: "Femen's most high-profile protests in France have targeted the street demonstrations against same-sex marriage. It also recently staged an anti-fascist protest in Notre Dame cathedral and attempted to ambush the French president at an airshow."

RoadLesbian couple shows up at UK fire station cuffed together: "Two women in their 20s turned up at their local fire station in the northern town of Halifax at 1:30 a.m. Thursday after losing the key to the toy cuffs. The red-faced pair begged firefighters to remove the shackles, which were starting to cut into their hands."

RoadFederal government cancels scores of deportations in Arizona: "The decision for ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion for these immigrants living in one of the most anti-immigrant states shows not only its commitment to stop the deportation of low-priority undocumented immigrants, but its close scrutiny of arrests made by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio."

RoadBrad Pitt has returned to his Fabio look.

RoadMale model fix: Ricardo Baldin.

GreenwaldRoadGlenn Greenwald gets book deal for tome on Edward Snowden and the NSA story: "Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, made the announcement late Wednesday that the as-yet-untitled book will be published in March. According to the publisher, it will 'contain new revelations exposing the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad.'"

RoadSenate advances gay nominee Todd M. Hughes for federal appeals court: "Upon confirmation, Hughes would make history by becoming the first openly gay person to serve on a federal appeals court. Previous openly gay judicial nominees the Senate has confirmed were for positions on district courts."

Road'The Satanic Temple' holds same-sex wedding at gravesite of Westboro Baptist Church elders.

RoadReza Farahan comments on Jewish families leaving over the decision by Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Westwood, California to begin conducting same-sex marriages: "If you ask me, good riddance!" says Farahan, who's not a member of the congregation. "The fewer ignorant Persians congregating in one place, the better. The fact is, most Persians in L.A. forget what life would be like back in the 'homeland.' "

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  1. Sorry, off topic.
    I want to wish Andy well and hope he gets a great vacation and as he says a well earned rest.
    Bon chance !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 18, 2013 3:06:32 PM

  2. *puke*
    Gabe Finger is primed to be just as big of a piece of s**t as his heroes. What a completely UNINTELLIGENT attempt at making the President look bad.

    Look, we all know that conservatives are incapable of intellectual honesty and are stupid beyond belief, but that was just embarrassing.

    strawmen are favored by the spineless.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 18, 2013 3:10:46 PM

  3. The Satanic Temple's idea is so brilliant yet so simple that it's amazing they are the first to think of it.

    Posted by: Vint | Jul 18, 2013 3:25:49 PM

  4. I am sick of Greenwald.

    Posted by: Monroc | Jul 18, 2013 3:35:37 PM

  5. Greenwald gets a book deal. surprise surprise. Another of his many endeavors it seems.

    Posted by: Reality Chek | Jul 18, 2013 3:39:14 PM

  6. It takes the Queen of England to put Chris Christie in his place! He's such a loser and I hope he continues to lose.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jul 18, 2013 3:53:56 PM

  7. Greenwald is scummy.


    The queen does what she's told to do whomever the current government of the UK is, in this case Tory David Cameron. She hasn't put anyone 'in their place'. If the UK government gave her a document to sign that outlawed homosexuality, she'd have to sign.


    Yes, by all means, come to the U.S. Don't even bother applying for residency the old fashion and legal way! Those immigrants who came the legal way are chumps! lolololololololololololol......

    Now let us direct you to the social service benefits you can receive! We may even let you vote!! Come on everybody!!! Over here! Did I tell you we'll even give you preferential hiring treatment? YES! We give employers tax credits for hiring 'oppressed' folks just like you! So come on in!!!

    Don't worry about the low wages you cause by flooding the labor market. We'll make it up to you in $ benefits, heathcare benefits, housing benefits, food benefits, etc., etc., The Boss [Wall St.] loves you! Loves cheap and abundant labor!! Welcome! Welcome!!

    What's that? You worry a little bit about making it difficult of native born black and white Americans from getting jobs? DON'T WORRY! Black and white Americans are LAZY and don't want to work anyway!! We'll just build more prisons for that trash!


    Paris Hilton a DJ in Ibiza? How long before some out of control drunk off his arse Brit beats the you know what out of him?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 18, 2013 4:09:10 PM

  8. The Borowitz Report is satire.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jul 18, 2013 4:10:51 PM

  9. @RATBASTARD: I wasn't aware that Paris Hilton is a man. Do tell!

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 18, 2013 4:16:56 PM

  10. So, progs, tell me. Why is it controversial to ask the press secretary of the race-hustler-in-chief about the real threats to Zimmerman's family, for which Obama and other Dem race baiters are personally responsible?

    Posted by: AG | Jul 18, 2013 4:27:02 PM

  11. @Ernie,

    Well played, sir. Although I think it's an insult to real women and girls to suggest they're like Paris Hilton.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 18, 2013 4:31:48 PM

  12. @AG,

    it just is; now STFU you ungrateful F-word.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 18, 2013 4:32:57 PM

  13. @AG: You really think the President is personally responsible for George Zimmerman's safety? Why's that? Is Mr. Zimmerman suddenly incapable of standing his ground? Juvenile nonsense.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 18, 2013 4:46:47 PM

  14. @ "Obama and other Dem race baiters are personally responsible?"

    You mean the race baiter whose cabinet is almost all White? Or do mean the race baiter who just had a White Gay man appointed to the second most important federal court in the United States.

    Let me get outta' here and go back to looking at Youtube videos of Kerry Rhodes.

    Now, that might be a big story. The vindictive litte queen he was going with has put out some photos that pretty much prove that he and Kerry had an affair.

    It'll be interesting to see if any NFL team picks him up now that he's been released by the Cardinals. He's got to come out as either Gay or bisexual. Or maybe he'll claim he had mental issues that caused the Gay affair (won't work, baby).

    Lord, if I was 30 years younger I'd chase Mr Rhodes around the country till I caught him--well, maybe just 20 years younger...especially 'cause he seems to like QUEENS!!!!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 18, 2013 4:50:07 PM

  15. Gabe Finger must be Jeff Gannon's protege. Who in the Republican Party is Gabe giving his "finger" to?

    Posted by: mikeflower | Jul 18, 2013 5:51:53 PM

  16. @ Andy Towle - Although I would wholeheartedly love for the Borowitz story to be true, I believe the New Yorker story by Andy Borowitz is intended to be a sardonic piece & not a factual news story. This is based upon several things: 1)the last supposed quote from HM Queen Elizabeth II lacks credibility. 2) Then looking at the heading of the story 'THE BOROWITZ REPORT: News, reshuffled." further reduces the credibility. 3) Then there's a tag note at the bottom stating "KEYWORDS - HUMOR". 4) And finally if you look at the other 'news' articles posted under The Borowitz Report you will plainly see that they are trying to rival The Onion (e.g. Florida Considers Eliminating Laws Altogether, Texas Weighs Ban on Women, RICK PERRY: "Time To Pass Mantle To New Generation of Boneheads")

    Although the story itself may not be true - it most certainly is accurate on many accounts about 'the ever so courteous & gracious' Chris Christie. ;) ;)

    Posted by: DJ w/o the spin | Jul 18, 2013 6:19:28 PM

  17. The Satanic Temple is all fine and well, but it would have even been more ironical to have called themselves The Temple of Loving Desecration, The Temple of Perfect Revenge...or some such. It's simply delicious that they should kiss and carry on on the Westboro mother's grave. I join them in spirit. Do it even more.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 18, 2013 6:25:26 PM

  18. Andy Borowitz is a comedic writer so you weren't supposed to take that seriously.

    But Chris Christie is still a POS.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 18, 2013 9:27:23 PM

  19. Mr Greenwald is SEXY, in addition to being smart and courageous. Too bad he's already spoken for...

    Posted by: Max | Jul 19, 2013 8:19:47 AM

  20. Kiwi, it's typical of Tucker Carlson--the dweebiest of dweebs and the all-time champion right-wing butt boy--to send a child to do his dirty work. It's typical of the cowardly right-wing to make hay from this in an attempt to embarrass the president. What Tucky and his little 16-year old boy toy forget is that in days, weeks and months following Trayvon Martin's murder in cold-blood by Porky Zimmerman, Trayvon's family received continuous death threats but, of course, the right-wing was silent about that. I have promised myself that if I ever encounter Tucker Carlson in public I am going to smash his face in.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 19, 2013 11:48:47 AM

  21. amen, Jamal.

    as if they *actually* feel that the President of the United States of America has a bloody obligation to mandate some sort of "protection" for Zimmerman. Because that's totally the President's job or something

    The Conservative Right - manufacturing arguments and issues because they haven't an intellectually-honest argument in their peabrains.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 19, 2013 12:59:42 PM

  22. Agreed Jamal. Tucker is the mega-dweeb of the right wing.
    " If the UK government gave her a document to sign that outlawed homosexuality, she'd have to sign."
    Eeeehhhhhh sorta, but not really. Remember the UK's "Constitution" as such, is unwritten. In theory, if she really thought that gay marriage was objectionable...she could have at least found a way to show her objection. As is it, she's probably pragmatic enough never to do that about _anything_.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jul 19, 2013 10:26:42 PM

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