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04/19/2007


Joe Biden Gets Drudge Love And Laughs For 'Big Stick' Comment: VIDEO

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Conservative aggregator Matt Drudge abandoned panic and sensation for a moment today and instead went with double entendre when linking to video of Vice President Joe Biden saying President Obama has a "big stick" and will be aggressive in negotiations with Iran.

Drudge can't be blamed for partaking in some puerile humor. Who wouldn't? Biden's comments begged for a chuckle, as they're wont to do. And NBC News reports that even Biden's audience laughed, which apparently inspired Biden to offer another suggestive remark:

Biden, notorious for his gaffes, said when it comes to Iran policy, it was time to heed the timeless advice of Theodore Roosevelt,  to "speak softly and carry a big stick."

"I promise you, the president has a big stick," Biden said.

The bizarre choice of words elicited giggles from his audience and spread quickly on Twitter after it was tweeted by political reporters. About 500 people were in the audience, mostly NYU students.

Biden also got some laughs when he described Obama's decisiveness.
"This guy's got a backbone like a ramrod. For real. For real," he said.

Hey, the man knows his audience.

Watch video of Biden's "big stick" remark AFTER THE JUMP.

(h/t Joe.My.God)

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Will Matt Drudge Order Maggie Gallagher to Cease and Desist Her Copycat Website?

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NOM's Maggie Gallagher thinks she's the new Matt Drudge.

(via Good as You)


News: Real World, Maryland, Earthquakes, Matt Drudge, Lady Gaga

 road True Blood vampire Alexander Skarsgard goes for a run in the daylight.

Realworld  road The trailer for the umpteenth season of MTV's Real World features one cast member who has dabbled in gay porn (and he's not the one to the left).

 road Thirty years after the Toronto bathhouse raid and subsequent protests: "If gay people had run for the shadows in 1981, if the found-ins had pleaded guilty, if those who marched on that first cold February night had simply stayed home, Canada would be a very different place for gay people today."

 road Arkansas might be the new California, seismically-speaking.

 road New television campaign with emotional message supporting marriage equality to launch on Valentine's Day in Australia.

 road More photos of Chris Evans as Cpt. America.

 road 10th annual Gay Pride Festival to take place in Phuket, Thailand later this month.

 road Matt Drudge finally gives in to Twitter.

Gaga  road Lady Gaga tweets a photo of her cover for Vogue.

 road Maryland Senate only four votes away from voting for a bill that would bring marriage equality to that state: "The bill needs 24 votes to pass in the chamber. A Washington Post survey in recent days found 20 senators who have publicly committed to supporting the bill and another six who say they remain undecided."

 road David and Victoria Beckham might bring a girl into their brood.

 road Network anchors Brian Williams and Katie Couric exit Cairo and head back home to NYC. Other journalists, like Anderson Cooper, remain.

 road Never before contacted tribe apparently discovered in the Amazon: "'We're trying to bring awareness to uncontacted tribes, because they are so vulnerable. Governments often deny that they exist,' said Tess Thackara, Survival International's U.S. coordinator. 'We're releasing these images because we need evidence to prove they're there.'"

 road Sarah and Bristol Palin fail to trademark their own names.

 road Terry Richardson and Jared Leto can't stop taking pictures together.


ABC News Pushes Drudge's Gay-Baiting of Janet Napolitano

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Remember when Matt Drudge was gay-baiting Janet Napolitano back in January?

Well, as the Huffington Post notes, ABC News is now pushing Drudge's suggestion that Janet Napolitano's leadership is questionable because she's allegedly a lesbian.

Writes Devin Dwyer in the lede of an article about Napolitano: "The former Arizona governor, dubbed 'Big Sis' by one conservative blogger, oversees more than 188,000 civilian employees, 200,000 contractors and an amalgam of 20 subagencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration."

 

Drudge Gay-Baits Janet Napolitano

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Writes Andrew Sullivan: "Isn't outing people something Drudge might want to avoid?"

Previously...
Homeland Sec'y Janet Napolitano Refuses to Deny Lesbian Rumors [tr]


News: Mount Redoubt, Cal Thomas, McGill, Matt Drudge, Malaysia

 roadConservative columnist Cal Thomas: Same-sex marriage battle lost. "To those on the political and religious right who are intent on continuing the battle to preserve 'traditional marriage' in a nation that is rapidly discarding its traditions, I would ask this question: What poses a greater threat to our remaining moral underpinnings? Is it two homosexuals living together, or is it the number of heterosexuals who are divorcing and the increasing number of children born to unmarried women, now at nearly 40 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"

Redoubt  roadThe Big Picture looks into the cone of the Mount Redoubt Volcano.

 roadEver been to a penis festival?

 roadIowa same-sex marriages delayed by three days.

 roadRussian court finds activists guilty of "popularizing" homosexuality.

 roadFrom the diaries of Matt Drudge's gay ex-roommate.

 roadWhite House advisory panel on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Anti-gay former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy declines, openly gay director of the religion and faith program at Human Rights Campaign, Harry Knox, accepts.

 roadRobert Pattinson injures his arse.

Jetset  roadAdvocate: Is porn recession-proof? "Jet Set and others in the adult industry are facing a double whammy: the worst recession in decades coupled with nothing less than a tectonic shift in the way people are consuming their products. Much as Napster did to the record industry 10 years ago, websites like XTube are shaking traditional porn businesses to their core. And now an industry that is perhaps best known for going for broke could go, well, broke."

 roadNewsweek on LGBT youth and the search for a welcoming college.

 roadRonson family issues restraining order against Lindsay Lohan.

 roadMcGill student writes about being targeted in anti-gay hate crime in Montreal: "It seemed it was not a joke, or at least not one my friend and I were allowed to laugh at. These four men were quite serious. They had identified us as gay, and they were not okay with that."

 roadMadonna goes out on the town following return from Malawi.

Park  roadVandals desecrate park dedicated to Matthew Shepard in West Hollywood: "The trees, one a flowering Chinese Magnolia and the other a California Live Oak, suffered considerable damage in the attacks. Morris Kight, who died just weeks after his tree’s planting in 2002, was honored at that time for his pioneering of the gay movement; founding Gay Pride, co-founding the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, Stonewall Democratic Club are just a sampling of his achievement."

 roadRose McGowan discusses her gays.

 roadMike Alvear: At least have the decency to lie about your sexuality.

 roadGay, singer/serial killer receives death sentence in Malaysia: "A self-confessed Indonesian serial killer who recorded a pop album and wrote a grisly tell-all book from his prison cell was sentenced to death on Monday for the murder of a romantic rival.A district court in Depok outside the Indonesian capital found Verry Idham Henyansyah, known popularly as Ryan, guilty of murdering and dismembering Herry Santoso and dumping of his body in bags on a Jakarta roadside last year."


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