It’s the law, stupid. Bush criticizes court’s decision on NSA wiretapping, thinks laws don’t apply to him: “I would say that those who, um, um, herald this decision simply do not understand the nature of the world in which we live.”
Architecture buffs, here’s Richard Meier’s first house in Lonelyville, Fire Island, NY.
CONFERENCE: New AIDS nightmare looms for gay men. “Since 2001, new cases of HIV in the homosexual population in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australasia have been rising by about 1.9 percent per year, the research by the University of Pittsburgh said. Without action to correct this trend — a return to safe sex or an unexpected medical breakthrough — the infection rate is set to soar as the population ages.”
Iraq, sitting on one of the most enormous reserves in the world, is forced to import oil, and it’s our fault. Cafferty: “Do you think we need a new definition of what constitutes success in Iraq?”
Wingnut blogger LaShawn Barber on alleged JonBenet killer John Karr: “I’m watching an AP video of this freak, and he seems more like a homosexual pedophile to me. According to this story, Karr was married with children.”
Beckham: Primped and ready for 2007.
Gay NY Attorney General Candidate Sean Maloney caught wavering on gay marriage stance.
Penis pump judge gets four years in prison for under-robe activities in his Creek County, Oklahoma courtroom: “Thompson, a married father of three grown children, testified that the penis pump was given to him as a joke by a longtime hunting and fishing buddy. ‘It wasn’t something I was hiding,’ he said. He said he may have absentmindedly squeezed the pump’s handle during court cases but never used it to masturbate. Foster told authorities that she saw Thompson use the device almost daily during the August 2003 murder trial of a man accused of shaking a toddler to death. A whooshing sound could be heard on Foster’s audiotape of the trial. When jurors asked the judge about the sound, Thompson said he hadn’t heard it but would listen for it.”