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04/19/2007


This Is A Real Thing Found At The RNC

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Barack Hussein Obama or Jesus H. Christ. There can only be one, according to some wingnut at the Republican National Convention.

(Via JMG)


Towleroad Guide To The Tube #1198

TRIBUTE: This is how you kiss libertarian butt, RNC style.

WAHLS ABROAD: American activist Zach Wahls on BBC.

FIREBALL: Science is fun.

'WRONG': Team Obama goes after Paul Ryan's RNC speech.

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News: Gary Bauer, Tanning Mom, Turtle, 'Jersey Shore'

1NewsIcon What a Tea Party take over of the Senate means: "Although divisive social issues have gotten little play this election year with many Republicans running on job creation and a stagnant economy, their election would usher in a majority that is just as conservative socially as it is fiscally."

BlueEtch1NewsIcon The Ohio Art Company is again capitalizing on the infamous "Romney is an Etch-a-Sketch" meme by releasing red and blue models of their famous product ahead of the election. The new tag line reads, "Exercise your freedom of expression".

1NewsIcon Unfortunately for the GOP, their ideological followers continue partaking in racist activities.

1NewsIcon Australian Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, told the "jealous" poor that they too can be rich - if they "spend less time drinking or smoking". That's offensive for a lot of different reasons.

1NewsIcon ABC filed a story on the start of the Internet Cat Film Festival under "bizarre news". Me-ow!

1NewsIcon On a related note: MTV has canceled Jersey Shore.

1NewsIcon The Film Experience guest blogger Melanie Lynskey got out actor Zachary Quinto to reflect on Il Postino. Writes Quinto: "I found myself alone at one of the only art house movie theaters in pittsburgh at the time. I was so enraptured by the experience. the tenderness and intimacy of the story. The beauty of the landscape. the powerful exploration of love. and in particular the performance of Massimo Troisi."

TanningMomXL1NewsIcon Perfectly awful or awfully perfect? Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil was the guest of honor at gay NYC club XL's "hot mess" party last night.

1NewsIcon President Obama's "ask me anything" session briefly broke Reddit and brought us no closer to knowing the recipe for Obama's WH-made beer, though he claims the truth will be revealed soon. He did, however, suggest a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that gave rise to super PACs that now have massive influence on electoral politics.

1NewsIcon Has Lindsay Lohan convinced you yet that she can play Elizabeth Taylor? Maybe these shots from the set will help.

1NewsIcon The hateful groups Focus on the Family and the Alliance Defense Fund have put together a list of recommendations for bullying legislation. Not surprisingly, it benefits their ideological ilk: one of their suggestions says bullying laws "should not apply to 'religious, political, philosophical, or other protected student speech'. So basically any motivation that yields homophobia.

1NewsIcon A 30-pound baby loggerhead turtle was caught in Canarsie, Brooklyn. It will now be released in a different type of wild.

1NewsIcon Brian Moylan tells you how to get laid at the Republican National Convention. If you're into that sort of thing.

1NewsIcon Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox keeps quiet on plans to extend marriage equality there.

1NewsIcon Hunky GOP Rep. Aaron Schock thinks Paul Ryan needs to be shirtless more often. That's something on which we can probably all agree.

1NewsIcon Commandant Gen. James Amos, the head of the U.S. Marine Corps, says there have been no problems since Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal.

GaryBauerBlackandWhite1NewsIcon Former RNC Chairman Gary Bauer blasted Sen. Orrin Hatch for not supporting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. "The goal of the gay rights movement is to take a state that has same-sex marriage and to use that state as a battering ram and a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to force every state to have same sex marriage," he said. "So I’m sorry that Orrin fell for it. But if only your side was willing to allow each state to make the decision on their own. I think Orrin Hatch may have had a bad moment or he forgets what’s happened in the last 30 years -- courts forcing radical social change on the American people."

1NewsIcon Adele did not have a secret wedding. Just an FYI.

1NewsIcon Just yesterday I asked a friend, "Where is Winona Ryder?" Here she is!


It Would Take John Sununu Lots Of Beer To Discuss 'Complicated' Marriage Equality

SununuFormer New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu is a breakout star at this year's Republican National Convention, due both to the fact that Sununu was the politico who officially nominated Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate and because, after about two decades out of the spotlight, Sununu's — er — unique personality is on full display for a new generation of politically-minded Americans.

Though typically eager to chat about almost any issue under the sun, Sununu surprised Siriux XM radio host Michelangelo Signorile's by dodging his questions about marriage equality.

Read more AFTER THE JUMP.

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Attendees At 'Shiny' Homocon There For Obama, Ron Paul

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Sure, the Republican Party at large does not support its gay and lesbian followers, but at least same-sex loving conservatives got some love at the convention, and from an unlikely source: Amy Davidson at The New Yorker.

After surveying the doom and gloom being broadcast out of Tampa, Davidson found only a few shiny, lovely things among the GOP convention's many trappings - and gay group GOProud's annual "Homocon" made the cut:

From "Four Shiny Things In Tampa":

1. The mini-disco-ball keychains at GOProud’s Homocon. There were bowls full of them, party favors at a bar called the Honey Pot in Ybor City, at a celebration that lasted until after 2 A.M. and included both convention delegates and journalists, club dancing and Grover Norquist.

Questions raised: Is GOProud, which works on gay rights from a conservative direction, making progress within the party? Is this a sign that the G.O.P.’s libertarian faction is still strong—or that, after hours of speeches, some people just want to dance?

Looking at the level of discrimination written into the GOP's platform, I'm guessing GOProud is not "making progress". And considering The New York Times' report on Homocon, I suspect that there wasn't even a collective Republican urge to dance: "Many in the crowd were not Republicans or Romney backers. The founders’ remarks were sometimes drowned out by jeers from supporters of Representative Ron Paul and President Obama who were gathered at the back bar."


Celebrating Romney's Religion, Huckabee Says Obama Is 'Self-Professed Evangelical' Trying To Redefine Marriage: VIDEO

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a man who has questioned the existence of evolution, addressed the elephant in the room at the Republican National Convention last night: candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.

There has been a lot of talk this election season whether the GOP's most vocal base, Evangelicals, will support a man who worships in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

As Romney and his campaign team try to reclaim his faith, rather than run away from it, Huckabee tried his darndest to reframe the debate by describing President Obama as an evangelical whose marriage politics target the faithful.

I want to clear the air about something that has been said. People wonder whether guys like me, an evangelical, would only support a fellow evangelical?  Well my friends I want to tell you something, of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed evangelical is Barack Obama. And he supports changing the definition of marriage. Believes that human life is disposable and expendable at any time in the wound, even beyond the womb. And he tells people of faith that they have to bow their knees to the God of government and violate their faith and conscience in order to comply with what he calls, health care. Friends I know we can do better.

Watch video of Huckabee's remarks AFTER THE JUMP.

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