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Dennis Kucinich Tells Supporters: Vote Obama!

Conceding that his support may not be enough for him to make it in the Democratic race, Dennis Kucinich urged his supporters to vote for Barack Obama as choice #2.

KucinichSaid Kucinich in a statement: "I hope Iowans will caucus for me as their first choice this Thursday, because of my singular positions on the war, on health care, and trade. This is an opportunity for people to stand up for themselves. But in those caucus locations where my support doesn't reach the necessary threshold, I strongly encourage all of my supporters to make Barack Obama their second choice. Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change."

Obama told reporters that he had spoken with Kucinich: "He and I have been fighting for a number of the same priorities."

And in honor of Kucinich, here's the latest viral UFO video that is circulating on the web. Again, likely some beautiful CGI, but cool nonetheless.

Sean Penn Speech Protester: Stop Supporting America's Enemies

Actor Sean Penn gave a speech at San Francisco State University regarding his endorsement of Dennis Kucinich for President. During the speech, Leigh Wolf, President of the College Republicans at SFSU, stood with his back to Penn, holding up a sign that said "Stop Supporting America's Enemies."

Penn kept speaking until someone attempted to stop the protestor, at which point, Penn said, "That's okay, this is San Francisco." When the protester's sign was removed, he held up another which said, "Hey Sean, have you seen a UFO too?"

In his speech touting Kucinich, which is transcribed here, Penn slammed Hillary Clinton and warned of personal agendas:

"Let's remind our friends in the social circles of New York and the highbrow winner-friendly and monied major cities that support Mrs. Clinton, that this is not Bill Clinton. For all the misgivings I have about our former President, he raised up friends and opposition alike, his great gift as a motivator of interest and activism, of self-education and participation was, on its own merits, a unique gift. But don't underestimate personal agendas, those that initiated NAFTA, betrayed Haitian refugees and gay rights in the military within a minute of his own election. Don't underestimate that part of him when he gives his wife the face of his talent. Don't underestimate the damage her poisonous ambition can do to this country. We can't wait for the benefit of hindsight to service the benefit of Mrs. Clinton's career. Let's raise up men and women of vision, of integrity, of belief in our principles. How exciting would that be to do?"

Penn will soon begin acting in the title role in Gus van Sant's biopic of slain SF gay rights leader Harvey Milk.

News: Cheney Impeachment, Gavin Rossdale, Jenkem, Iraq Gays

road.jpg As safe houses close, Iraqi gay activist Ali Hili says world has left them behind: "Over 30 gay residents who we cared for in these three safe houses now have to take their chances in a country where religious militia regularly seek out gays and execute them. Several months ago, two lesbians working with Iraqi LGBT were assassinated in the safe house they were running in Najaf, along with a young boy the women had rescued from the sex industry. We feel deserted by the international gay community. Few people seem to care about our fate."

Cheneyroad.jpg Dennis Kucinich to force vote on impeachment resolution against Vice President Dick Cheney. And he's not stopping there....

road.jpg Jenkem is the shit: Florida police investigating new fecal drug craze. Disgusting.

road.jpg Scottish parliament considering sexual orientation hate crime law: "There are no guarantees that enough MSPs will support the bill, but it appears to have received a warm welcome from the government. Today it comes before a committee of the Scottish Parliament."

Glendonroad.jpg Bush to nominate anti-gay Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican: "Glendon, 69, is an anti-abortion scholar and an opponent of gay marriage who also has written on the effects of divorce and increased litigation on society. Her 1987 book 'Abortion and Divorce in Western Law' was critical of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a legal right to abortion."

road.jpg Eric Dane is a silver fox.

road.jpg CBS News on LOGO expanding to half-hour weekly broadcast: "Brian Graden, Logo president and president of MTV Networks Music Group Entertainment, said Monday afternoon that the network had gotten to the point where it had the distribution and roster of advertisers to take things to another level. 'It seemed like there was enough news to sustain that (half-hour) format and then some, and that the audience had a concentrated interest' a year out from the 2008 general elections, Graden said. He didn't rule out further news programming based on how things go."

Rossdaleroad.jpg Gavin Rossdale flexes his tennis chops.

road.jpg Discharged lesbian nurse battling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": "Margaret Witt's ACLU lawyer told a federal appeals court panel in Seattle that child molesters in the armed forces are treated more leniently than homosexuals because molesters don't face mandatory discharge. Witt contends the policy-driven discharge violated her right to be free from governmental intrusion in her private life, and that her lawsuit against the Air Force should be reinstated...Witt, 42, spent more than 18 years building a stellar reputation as a McChord Air Force Base nurse who saved the lives of soldiers on medical-evacuation missions. Twice decorated by President Bush, her career was on the rise until an anonymous tipster told the Air Force in 2004 that Witt, a major, was in a long-term relationship with a civilian woman."

road.jpg British boyband McFly are pube-burning sensations at G-A-Y nightclub in London.

road.jpg Slow-going as jury selection enters day two for Florida Rep. Bob Allen: "It's "very unusual" for jury selection on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of soliciting a prostitute to enter a second day, attorneys agreed. 'The typical misdemeanor trial would generally have jury selection concluded in a half-day or less, and some are done as quickly as an hour or two,' said Michelle Perlman, misdemeanor division chief for Brevard's State Attorney's Office. Many potential jurors were dismissed immediately after they said they believed Allen, accused in July of agreeing to pay an undercover police officer he encountered in a Titusville park bathroom $20 to perform a sex act, was guilty based on media accounts."

In Honor of Dennis Kucinich, a Map of UFO Hotspots


From one of my favorite sites, Strange Maps, here's a map showing "the number of UFO reports per 100.000 people by county in the continental US."

They note that extraterrestrials seem to like it out west, except for a huge portion of northern Minnesota and small splotches in Florida's panhandle as well as Missouri and Illinois. Also, they don't seem to like the Bible Belt much.

Incidentally, the location of Shirley Maclaine's home, where Kucinich claims to have seen his UFO, was in Graham, Washington, just outside of Seattle.

Here's that video again, for those of you who missed it.

UFO Hotspots Map [strange maps]

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #192: Halloween Edition

UFOs: From last night's debate. Dennis Kucinich says he's seen a UFO, and more people in America have seen a UFO than approve of Bush.

THE WIDE STANCE EXPRESS: Key West recently had its Fantasy Fest. One of the entries in its parade was this tribute to Senator Larry Craig.

CAR TROUBLE: A creepy Halloween entry from the gay horror flick Hellbent.
(source: tottyland)

THE WITCH MIX: A treat from Eartha Kitt.

Check out our previous guides to the Tube here!

Democrats Debate at Drexel University

Above, the first ten minutes of last night's debate at Drexel University. Right off the bat Obama likened his rivalry with Clinton to that of Rocky and Apollo Creed, calling himself Rocky, a tag that inspired disapproving murmurs from the audience. Clinton responded by announcing she's the subject of conversation and consternation by the Republicans for a good reason. Edwards goes at Clinton from the other side, saying Americans deserve a President that will tell them the truth.

Below, Joe Biden slams Rudy Giuliani's lack of qualifications for President, and Dennis Kucinich calls for the impeachment of George W. Bush.

Also, check out the New York Times interactive debate transcript for additional highlights.


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