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04/19/2007


Watch: Senator Lindsey Graham Gay-Baited at Tea Party Rally

A teabagger at a Tea Party rally in Greenville, South Carolina late last week gay-baited Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), questioning what it is about Graham that separates his values from those of the Tea Party.

Teabagger Says the speaker: "Barney Frank has been more honest and brave than you. At least we know about Barney Frank, nobody’s going to hold it over his head. Look, I’m a tolerant person. I don’t care about your private life, Lindsey. But as our U.S. senator, I need to figure out why you’re trying to sell out your own countrymen, I need to make sure you being gay isn’t it."

Salon writes: "What's interesting here is the thought obviously running through the speaker's head: that something about the personal features of a politician like Barney Frank or Lindsey Graham explains their otherwise disagreeable behavior. The argument isn't that Frank and, supposedly, Graham, are horrible liberal traitors, and gay to boot. It’s that they are, or might be, horrible liberal traitors because they're gay. And once you notice this type of argument here, you realize that it's everywhere. This is the basic case against President Obama as well. It's not just that his policies are bad. It's that he is somehow not one of us, doesn't understand our country and its traditions, and so is in fact working for the other side."

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #559

LINDSEY GRAHAM: Health care public option doesn't have a chance.

RACHEL MADDOW: On the health care public option, only available to uninsured people, in some places.

GAY BABY: Pastor tries to pray away the gay from an infant.

WILSON CRUZ: On being openly gay in Hollywood.

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Watch: GOP Senator Lindsey Graham Asked About Gay Rumors

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was asked about rumors he is gay by Mike Stark of The Crooked Dope.

Writes Stark: "At Justice Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings, Senator Lindsey Graham asked her about anonymous comments offered by a range of lawyers. These comments were negative, mostly having to do with the Justice’s temperament. Leaving aside the fact that Justice Scalia’s acidic demeanor never seemed to bother any of the white male Senators called upon to confirm him, I did think it was notable to ask a nominated Justice to comment on accusations made by anonymous accusers. I especially found it interesting because there is no shortage of rumors regarding Senator Graham’s sexual orientation. That puts Graham in almost the same position Justice Sotomayor except nobody that I know of has asked Senator Graham to respond to the rumors. What’s more, if Graham did have gay relations while a member of the military, he broke the law."

After his question is brushed off, Stark says to Graham, "I'm guessing that after a long career in the military, you're not going to dignify any of these rumors with any kind of comment."

Says Graham, "Right, right."

Asked about DADT, Graham replies, "I want to see what the military says."

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News: Kris Allen, Facebook, Grizzly Bears, Mark Foley, Houston

RoadProject Gaydar: Your secret, if you have one, is not safe with Facebook.

Prop8

RoadMeet the father of Prop 8.

RoadAnderson Cooper needs a ride.

RoadOssett, UK man targeted by three men in attack: "All I can think is that they picked on me because I am gay. It's all a bit of a blur, all I remember is being laid out on the floor and waiting for the ambulance to arrive."

RoadGrizzly Bears face huge population drops in Canada.

RoadCommand Sergeant Major Teresa L. King is the Army's first female top drill sergeant: "The eighth of 12 children, the sergeant major is the daughter of a sharecropper who grew cucumbers and tobacco near Fort Bragg, N.C. Her first job in the Army was as a postal clerk, a traditional position for women in those days."

RoadGuess who's returning to Melrose Place?

RoadLindsey Graham on Obama: “If you asked me if the president of the United States is a socialist, I would say no. I think he’s an American liberal, that’s what I think he is. You know, Ted Kennedy was an American liberal, but we found ways to work together.”

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RoadListen: Kris Allen drops first single.

RoadHuman Rights Campaign "endorses" National Equality March. AIDS rally and candelight vigil scheduled.

RoadSouth Florida radio listeners to get inside Mark Foley's mind tonight.

RoadAustralian politico comes out, wins praise.

RoadHouston mayor candidate Annise Parker attacked by anti-gay group: "Annise Parkers lifestyle that of being a HOMOSEXUAL is not the proper role model to lead the fourth largest city in the United States. The Bible speaks clearly against the lifestyle she represents, James 1:8 says, ‘A double minded man is confused in all his ways’. She does not believe in what the scripture says about her lifestyle which in return means she doesn’t believe in God."

RoadNetflix awards million dollar prize to team for improving its online recommendations system.

Jackman

RoadHugh Jackman kicks off Climate Week NYC.

RoadRobbie Williams to reunite with Take That for one night only?

RoadMontana gays and lesbians hold summit in Bozeman: "The first [summit] was to start networking so we’re not inventing the wheel, to see what everyone’s doing in the area and see what resources are available in the state. This year we’re bringing together up to 35 or 40 organizations to identify common challenges faced by the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, so we can come together and support ourselves throughout the state. It’s been very fragmented in the past."

RoadGYM sportsbar opening in Los Angeles, in the old Normandie Room space.

RoadBuju Banton show axed in Richmond, Virginia.

TRoadom Cruise shows off his jogging hair.

Road20 protest outside "ex-gay" conference near Melbourne, Australia: "They waved placards that read 'Hands off queer kids' and 'You can’t straighten me out', and had a heated debate with organisers about whether it’s possible to become straight."


Lindsey Graham's Clap Fail

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A brief moment of hilarity from Obama's health care speech. I remember noting it and now I'm sure I wasn't seeing things.

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