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04/16/2014

News: Michael Bloomberg, Golden Eagle, Ken Doll, Gorillas

RoadUSA Today: 'Essentially they have found' Flight 370.

ClawRoadLiving the dream: 3-year-old kid escapes from home, climbs inside claw toy machine at bowling alley.

RoadThe Human Ken Doll is not anatomically correct (for a Ken doll).

RoadMichael Bloomberg plans $50 million challenge to the NRA: “He’s got the money to waste,” Mr. Pratt said. “So I guess he’s free to do so. But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”

RoadIt's almost time for the Family Building Expo at the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

RoadGoogle wants to create contact lenses with cameras inside: "The possibility of embedding camera sensors seamlessly into contact lenses is sure to generate even more controversy surrounding wearable tech. Several bars in San Francisco have already banned patrons from wearing Google Glass due to privacy concerns. Implementing camera sensors directly into contact lenses would make it even easier to discreetly snap photos without anyone noticing."

RoadMagic Mike sequel is gonna make everyone's 4th of July weekend in 2015 very beefcake-y.

RoadStephen Colbert to join David Letterman as a guest next week.

GoldeneagleRoadGirl hunts with a golden eagle.

RoadUFC star Jon Jones says his account was hacked after kid claims he makes homophobic comments on his photos.

RoadKathleen Sebelius eyeing Senate run? "In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge."

RoadUMass students and area church leaders decide to ignore Westboro Baptist Church and hold demonstration on campus instead of public intersection: "Miske said student leaders decided a campus location would better accommodate the crowd, expected to be nearly 2,000. They also decided to take the focus off of [Derrick] Gordon, who has not communicated to students leaders his support for a rally held on his behalf, she said. As a result, the name of the event has been changed to simply #UMassUnited."

RoadWill Charlize Theron marry Sean Penn?

RoadMale model fix: Max Emerson.

TomRoadIt's a Tom of Finland cross-stitch kit.

RoadTilda Swinton doesn't consider herself an actor: "I don't know what it would take for me to feel like one. I understand it's a strange thing to say because I do keep saying, 'Yes, I'll dress up and be in your film.' But when I hear proper actors talking about their lives and how they approach their work, I feel like I'm up another tree."

RoadDavid Catania's run for DC mayor putting gay Dems in a bind?

RoadBelgian conservationist who protects mountain gorillas shot in DR Congo: "A colleague said he was attacked after filing a report into the actions of a British oil company, SOCO International, which had sought to prospect in an area overlapping the park."

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 4:45 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (3)


World Congress of Families Spokesman Is Angry ‘Noah’ Film Didn’t Blame Flood on Gays

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Virulently anti-gay umbrella organization World Congress of Families isn’t too happy the film Noah chose to blame the cinematic biblical flood on climate change instead of on the deviant lifestyle of homosexuals.

Writes spokesman Don Feder:

Don federScripture is a bit vague on the reasons for the flood. The Bible explains: "Now the earth was corrupt before God. And the earth became full of robbery. And God saw the earth, and behold it had become corrupted." (Genesis 6:11-12). 

Corrupt in what way? Would God destroy the world over larceny? Later in Genesis, the Canaanite cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are blotted out, this time by fire, over sexual deviancy. The term "sodomite" doesn't refer to someone who knocks-over convenience stores. 

Try to imagine Hollywood making a movie that inveighs against sexual immorality, when the entertainment industry goes Lady Gaga over gayness and presents cohabitation, adultery and abortion as lifestyle choices. 

Instead, Feder says, the film chose to embrace the “cult of global warming”:

Although adherents won't admit it, warmingism is also based on faith – a belief in the depravity of industrial society and the evil of progress. Unfortunately for its proponents, warmingism is demonstrably false and is increasingly refuted by reality. The earth isn't getting warmer. The ice caps aren't shrinking. The rise in sea-levels is insignificant and ecological doom is nowhere on the horizon. 

You may recall World Congress of Families being the same organization that was barred last November from Senate meeting rooms by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) because of the group's discriminatory policy positions. House Speaker John Boehner later secured a congressional meeting room for the group. 

[via RightWingWatch]

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 4:05 PM EST by in News, The Bible | Permalink | Comments (22)


UK Talk Show Host Alan Carr Hits Back at 'Self-Loathing' Gays for Outrage Over His PETA 'Fairy' Ad

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UK talk show host Alan Carr is speaking out after an ad he did for PETA caused some Twitter users to attack him for perpetuating stereotypes and accommodating slurs directed at gay men.

Tweeted Carr in response:

"The 'fairy' in the @Peta campaign refers to my 'Tooth Fairy' DVD that's all. Take my advice if you act like a victim you get treated like 1...Don't worry twitter they'll be another bandwagon you can jump on in a minute zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...Hey and before all you oh so worthy gays get back on your high horse the most homophobia I get is from gays. #selfloathing"

PETA released a statement in response to the controversy:

“PETA, like Marmite, welcomes vigorous discussion about our ads because getting people talking is the first step in raising awareness of important animal issues. Alan Carr’s ad humorously conveys the very serious homeless-animal crisis that has caused hundreds of thousands of animals to languish in shelters across the country and means thousands of healthy, highly adoptable animals are being euthanized, simply for lack of homes. The only solution to this growing problem is for people to sterilize their animal companions, and we’re very grateful to Alan for lending his support to the campaign.”

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 3:38 PM EST by in Alan Carr, News, PETA | Permalink | Comments (19)


Pro-Gay Republican Super PAC Reports $2.75 Million Take in First Quarter

Paul Singer's American Unity Super PAC, which was launched in June 2012 by billionaire Paul Singer, raised $2.75 million over the past three months, most donated by Singer himself:

SingerThe three-month haul for American Unity PAC is by far the biggest so far for the super PAC, which was around for the 2012 election but had relatively little funding. The committee raised about the same amount in all of 2012 and pulled in just $260,000 in 2013.

The super PAC was boosted early this year by $1.75 million in donations from GOP donor Paul Singer, who has been among the most vocal and well-funded proponents of gay marriage in the GOP. Another $1 million came from billionaire Massachusetts investor Seth Klarman.

Only one other person contributed more than $25 to the super PAC.

Singer, who was also a major supporter of Mitt Romney, has a married gay son.

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 2:56 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Paul Singer, Republican Party | Permalink | Comments (4)


Joe Biden Joined Instagram

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Here's his first contribution, which Ray-Ban will love:

Vice President Biden's getting ready to head to Pennsylvania with President Obama this afternoon, where he'll lay out steps we can take to train America's workers with the skills they need for good middle-class jobs. Follow @VP for the latest from the Vice President, and the occasional aviators pic.

In related news, you can follow Towleroad's Instagram here.

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 2:36 PM EST by in Joseph Biden, News | Permalink | Comments (1)


Gay Fighter Pilot 'DADT' Drama 'Burning Blue' Comes to the Big Screen: VIDEO

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Burning Blue, the 1995 off-Broadway play about Navy fighter pilots who fall in love under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and are exposed during a government investigation into a series of fatal accidents, has been adapted for the big screen.

The film, directed by DMW Greer, stars Trent Ford, Morgan Spector , Rob Mayes  William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty. It hits select theaters and VOD on June 6.

Watch the film's trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 2:10 PM EST by in Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Film, Military, News | Permalink | Comments (15)



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