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The Good Stuff diner in Chelsea apparently has an AstroGlide dispenser. Does this make it more or less appetizing?
The Republican Party reportedly brought in $4.2 million after the Supreme Court health care ruling.
Gay gamers will be out in full force during Toronto's gay pride parade this weekend to fight what they say is an increasingly anti-gay video game community: "As the audience for games grows wider, there’s a hostile and deeply conservative reaction to it opening up."
A Gallup poll finds the nation split on the Supreme Court's health care ruling.
In honor of Magic Mike, a collection of male stripper clips. (Some of the videos, as you can imagine, are not so friendly for work.)
Congratulations to Adele and boyfriend Steve Konecki, who are expecting their first child. "I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," Adele wrote on her website the 24-year-old singer wrote on her official website. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time."
Speaking of Adele, here's "Rolling in the Deep," doggie style.
This is incredible: color blind artist Neil Harbisson uses a prosthetic eyepiece to convert hues into sound. "This gadget detects the light’s hue, and converts the light into a sound frequency that I can hear as a note [wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency so it can easily convert the wavelength of the light into a sound frequency]," he said. "It also translates the saturation of the colour into volume. So if it’s a vivid red I will hear it more loudly."
Lauryn Hill appeared in court today to fight her tax evasion charges. Apparently the singer is not aware that simply disagreeing with government policy is not a valid reason to not pay said government.
How to cure a hangover - with science!
As Pentagon celebrates pride, a gay soldier tells his tale.
30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin went off on another photog today. Those pictures will make photogs a mint, no doubt.
Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris discusses the prospects of passing marriage equality there.
This is a stain on our United States: 1,000,000 school-aged children were homeless during the 2010-2011 school year.
Good news! Gay web series Husbands will have a second season.
Jamal Brown, 26, discusses how racism stopped him from coming out to his mother.
Tea Party Republican Congressman and all around wingnut Allen West says that Nancy Pelosi is "delusional" for supporting President Obama's health care law.
It would take a long, long essay to untangle all the inaccuracies in Sarah Palin's headlining address at the Right Online conference this weekend. (The most glaring, to this viewer, has to do with Barack Obama's energy policies, which have resulted in unprecedented energy independence for the United States -- but never mind.) Suffice it to say: This is a woman who, despite having once majored in journalism, was incapable of naming an American newspaper less than five years ago, and who is now speaking authoritatively to a roomful of adulateurs about the future of media.
What's heartbreaking about Palin's address is the way she bluntly discounts the Americanness of those who disagree with her, and especially those who've actually taken to the street to protest voice those disagreements -- say, when she visited Wisconsin to support embattled governor Scott Walker. Dissenters aren't people to be engaged: they're savage, sex-and-violence crazed thugs who must be combatted and expelled from the American conversation. It's internet-troll logic, improbably elevated into the highest heights of American political discourse.
And then there's this moment of pure class, during which Palin excoriates the American media for failing to "vet" Barack Obama in 2008:
Why did they at least not read his autobiography? They’d have a learned a whole lot. They’d have learned a whole lot, and not just about that pot smoking and that cocaine snorting and what he ate -- Fido, Rufus. I think it is funny that the cocktail circuit circus gives me a hard time for eating elk and moose, but come on. There’s a difference. Anybody here have a pet moose? There’s a difference.
... except it's not the "cocktail party" circuit, and it's certainly not President Obama. It's the tabloids. And by having a go at Fido and coke, she's joined their cause.
Watch Palin's speech AFTER THE JUMP ...
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Space Shuttle Enterprise, meet Midtown.
Do some Egyptians really want to legalize postmortem intercourse? Now it's unclear:
Alleged proposals to allow Egyptian husbands to legally have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours after their death have been branded a 'complete nonsense'.
The controversial new 'farewell intercourse' law was claimed, in Arab media, to be part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
... The initial report, published on reputable English language website alarabiya.net, claimed Egypt's National Council for Women was reportedly campaigning against the changes.
It said the group said that 'marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development'.
Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni addressing her concerns.
Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported in the al-Ahram newspaper that Talawi complained about the legislations which are being introduced under 'alleged religious interpretations'.
The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.
He also said that women have the right to have sex with her dead husband.
Clerics join forces to fight marriage equality in Scotland.
The Times reiterates: homophobes are gay.
Priest in porn probe departs parish:
An Irish priest at the center of a gay porn controversy has asked to leave his parish and take sabbatical leave from the priesthood, he said Sunday.
Father Martin McVeigh has admitted he destroyed a memory stick containing "inappropriate imagery" ahead of a church investigation into reports he accidentally showed pictures of naked men to parents of children preparing for their First Holy Communion.
The incident happened at the start of a PowerPoint presentation at a grade school in Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in March, said the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady.
Parents said in a statement they were "horrified" by what they saw and called for action to be taken against the priest.
The church reported the incident to police, who said no crime had been committed.
The Williams Institute investigates "racial" diversity among same-sex couples:
Newly released Census 2010 data, analyzed by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, highlight unique aspects of racial and ethnic diversity within same-sex couples. They are more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be interracial or interethnic, and couples that include a racial or ethnic minority are more likely to be raising children. Fully a third of same-sex couples that include an Hispanic partner are raising children.
“This is our first 2010 glimpse of the racial and ethnic compositions of U.S. households headed by couples, including same-sex couples,” said Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar at UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. “The new Census data help provide a fuller picture of the diversity within the LGBT community,” said Gates
The US Census Bureau recently released the research brief Households and Families: 2010, which includes data on the racial and ethnic compositions of households headed by couples in the United States, including same-sex couples.
The new, improved Tea Party:
... it isn't the kind of activity that makes the press," Fabretti continued. "I mean, when you put 5,000 people at an event, you know, everybody shows up with their cameras. You have 10 meetings with different legislators on [Capitol] Hill -- nobody knows about it."
The overwhelming whiteness of TV, and what it does to your brain.
Some plants possess memory, the ability to communicate, and the ability to respond to communication. The Times wonders if it's still okay to eat them.
In death, as in life, Andrew Breitbart inspires terrible journalism.
On April 19th, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, a Democrat of New York City, spoke to a gathering of Democrats in the neighborhood of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. She spoke about the importance of civil society; about the public institutions that shaped and influenced her early life. The Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The Brooklyn Museum. Prospect Park. She spoke about a lot of other things as well: obstructionism in the federal government, the Paul Ryan budget, the importance of entrepreneurship.
Rep. Clarke also spoke passingly about the Tea Party.
The hacks at Breitbart.com did what they so often do, and edited Rep. Clarke's remarks so they appeared to be about something other than what they're about -- so that they appeared to be a shrill diatribe against "crazy" Tea Party supporters. Rep. Clarke's edited speech was picked up last week by Glenn Beck's The Blaze, and now Rep. Clarke's receiving threats of violence from Tea Party folk. She felt compelled to alert the police on Thursday.
Watch Rep. Clarke's edited remarks AFTER THE JUMP, followed by her actual address, delivered in three parts.
Yesterday I linked to Scott Wooledge's excellent DailyKos write-up of this event in my round-up. But here's some excellent video of the event as it unfolded, with anti-gay Christianist evangelist Scott Lively and MassResistance's Brian Camenker, both leaders of hate groups designated by the SPLC, as they take the podium to trash gays.
Hats off to the activists protesting this event.
The clip also features a brief interview with Lively, in which he is asked what's the downside to same-sex marriage, and responds, "fire and brimstone raining from Heaven."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
(via good as you)