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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1105

VIRGINIA FOXX: North Carolina lawmaker condemns student loans. “I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that.”

COURTNEY LOVE: The reunion of Hole at an after-party at Williamsburg's Public Assembly for Hit So Hard, a documentary about former Hole drummer Patty Schemel.

MARK DUMAS: The only man in the world who can touch (and swim with) a polar bear.

ONE DIRECTION: The hottest boy band in the world hits Melbourne.

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House Approves DOMA Amendment For Defense Bill

6a00d8341c730253ef01538fb8965e970b-800wi Representative Virginia Foxx and her Republican peers got their anti-gay wish.

The North Carolina lawmaker introduced an amendment for the 2012 Department of Defense budget that reinforces the Defense of Marriage Act, and the House of Representatives yesterday approved that measure by a vote of 248-175. Because, you know, they didn't think that DOMA's mere existence isn't enough.

Human Rights Campaign's Joe Solmonese released a statement condemning the vote, and highlighted the fact the GOP leaders are implicitly questioning military leaders' judgement.

"This amendment is completely unnecessary and only serves to cloud the debate over ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal by pointlessly injecting the issue of marriage equality into the conversation," he said. "Since Pentagon officials have made it clear that they are bound by DOMA like every other federal agency, it’s puzzling why Rep. Foxx would question whether our military leaders understand this point."

Solmonese continued, "House Republican leaders seem to have no end to their desire to play politics with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people instead of tackling real problems.  It will be up to the Senate to reject the House’s return to using LGBT Americans as a wedge issue.”

So, what do you think, reader? Do you have faith that the Senate will debate this amendment into oblivion, or will they fall in line with Foxx and her ilk?

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #751

ROB THOMAS: It gets better.

SAFETY DANCE: The Cebu Pacific flight attendants break it down.

THE GOOD LORD GAVE US BRAINS: Billy Kennedy makes mincemeat of Virginia Foxx.

TEABAGGER CHRISTINE O'DONNELL: The Taiwan's Next Media Animation treatment.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC):
'Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice, Shame on You'


Remember North Carolina GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, who said in April that it was a hoax that Matthew Shepard's murder was motivated by his sexual orientation?

She let a bit more of her brilliance shine this week on the House floor (topic not noted) when she stumbled over an adage (flubbed famously as well by George W. Bush), saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you."

I will give her some points for her skilled use of the pen for emphasis.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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