Friday, July 31, 2009

One of the Most Scariest Villains in Film: Rev. Kane


Love Him

The South needs to be under an Educational State of Emergency

In a poll, the question was asked...
"Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or not?"

Well guess who said no...
Sometimes I wonder how did I get out of there unscathed

More here

Haters in Maine Continues Mess


These folks are pathetic.

The Stand for Marriage campaign of Maine have submitted more than 100,000 signatures to force the gay marriage law to a vote.

As you can see, they have delivered boxes of foolishness to the secretary of state's office in hopes to be certified.

However, they need more 55,087 signatures and the signatures have to be certified by Sept. 4.

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University of Hawaii Football Coach Greg McMackin should watch his Tongue

Greg, Greg, Greg... Haven't you learned the F-word can cost you a lot these days.

Now, you face discipline and possibly termination

you will learn

Interesting Quote: John McHugh


"The reality is the president has made very clear, and I have not talked to the president directly, but I have talked to high officials in the administration, and I have no doubt the president is going to press forward with his intent to change that policy -- to whatever degree remains to be seen. I think he would like a full reversal."

His view of dealing with DADT

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beer, The President, Race and lawn chairs

The big meeting with Gates, Obama, and Crowley

Just a short-mini rant about the Comic-Con Gays in Comics panel Coverage


I'm a little sad there was not a lot of coverage of the SDCC Gays in Comics panel.

I noticed on my news feed a few links to my quick coverage. When I checked them out, they were linked to forums or a few other gay websites saying that my post was all they could find.

But I would've like to see our issues in the mainstream comic blogs and sites. Many of these blogs covered most of the other panel discussions, but not the Gay ones. I shouldn't expect them to, however it would be nice to be included in the mix.

I also noticed that a few gay blogs covered the panel as well. However, they did focused on the hottest guys at Comic-Con, but again, it would've been nice to see our own peeps talk about the breakthroughs and triumphs we are making in the comic book world.

Who "Thwarted" Rep. Alcee Hastings?

Washington Judge Protects the Names of the Haters... For Now


In the continuing battle of gay marriages and rights, the Haters in Washington somehow gathered enough signatures (Referendum 71) to repeal the state's new domestic partners law.

So with that in mind, LGBT supporters said alright, but we will make the names public so we all can see the foolishness, but U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle granted a temporary restraining order to hold the releasing the Haters' names.

Judge Settle cited that absence in his written order, and also gave what appears to be a nod to the strength of the referendum backers' case, writing that they "have sufficiently demonstrated a reasonable likelihood of success on the merits" of their First Amendment claim, and "a reasonable likelihood of irreparable harm if the names are released."

Larry Stickney, campaign manager with Protect Marriage Washington, called the judge's decision a good outcome. He and the group's attorney, Stephen Pidgeon, high-fived one another in the courtroom as they read the written order.

"We think it's good news," Stickney said.

A consortium of religious conservative organizations, Protect Marriage Washington on Saturday submitted 138,500 signatures to the secretary of state seeking to force Referendum 71 onto the November ballot.

At least 120,577 of the signatures must be valid for the referendum to qualify.

Tom Lang, director of knowthyneighbor.org, which plans to post the names on that Web site, said he was intensely disappointed Washington failed to defend its own public disclosure law in court.

I am disappointed too, Tom. Hopefully, you will release those names and put those fools on blast. However, we may not have to worry, the signatures maybe be invalid anyways.

fingers crossed

Back Flash Video Thursday

Rebbie Jackson's Centipede

Hells Yeah!!! Saved By The Bell Reunion!!


Love you, Lark!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Interesting Quote: U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich





"The GOP’s biggest problem? “We got too many Jim DeMints (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburns (R-Ok.). It’s the southerners. They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr.' People hear them and say, ‘These people, they’re southerners. The party’s being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?’ ”


He's basically saying that the southerners are ruining the GOP...I agree.


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Justin Barrett is an Asshole



Smart move, Justin.

The List of Idiots who wants a Birther Bill


Repubs, y'all need me to be the head of your PR, because these fools are dead weight.

These are the asscracks that fully support the Birther Bill. This is the bill would require a presidential candidate to provide a copy of their birth certificate in order to "meet the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution."

Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 6/26/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 7/7/2009
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] - 6/17/2009
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] - 6/12/2009
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] - 6/12/2009
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] - 7/28/2009
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 5/5/2009
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 7/9/2009
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] - 6/12/2009
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 7/7/2009

Notice that 6 of these fools, 6 of them, are from Texas.
What is really going on in that crack pipe state?

New Trailer: Heroes Season 4

Yes, I'm still holding on

Dumb Article of the Day: Queerty's How Come Obama Isn't Inviting Gay-Hating Cops and Their Victims to the White House?


Just when I thought Queerty was getting their act together, they do this:
Barack Obama ate his own words responding to the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. when he said the police acted "stupidly" in arrested the prof. He's since apologized for his language, because it looks bad if the White House calls local police names. So to make things all warm and fuzzy, Obama invited Gatse and James Crowley, the Cambridge police sergeant who arrested him, to the White House to make nice. All over what can be boiled down to a scuffle between a cop and a man who forced his way into his own home. So how come Obama doesn't open the White House's doors to another cop-v-civilian encounter — that's actually rooted in bias?

Gates himself has eschewed any notion that his arrest was based in racial profiling; he says he's glad the cops were called! Crowley, meanwhile, teaches a police class on race. So from all corners of this event, it appears the whole white v. black issue is, mostly, moot.

But ya know where claims of police arrests based on bias are not dying down? In the case of the Stonewall-style raid of Ft. Worth bar Rainbow Lounge in June. While Gates' incident resulted in handcuffs and a media storm, the Rainbow Lounge "incident" left Chad Gibson in the hospital with a bleeding brain and weeks of recovery ahead of him. Not exactly apples to apples, is it?

So how come the president isn't opening his doors to Gibson and the Ft. Worth Police (and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) so they can have a make-nice pow-wow? Even after both the cops and the TABC admitted wrongdoing?

Perhaps because Gibson isn't an Ivy League crony of Obama's. Perhaps because Texas is too far off Obama's radar. Or perhaps because that would mean Obama would have to involve himself in those gay issues again.

Please, this too far out there. They should remember that Obama misspoke and he wanted to apologize to the cops. Obama had nothing to do with the Texas situation, so it would be silly to invite them to the White House.

Also if that was the case, then he would need to invite, the cops who racially profile, use the wrong procedures, arrest the wrong people, use police brutality, launder, sleep with hookers as a way to get out of jail free and other crazy reasons I don't feel like listing.

Queerty, we know you are trying to bring readers to your site, but there has to be a better way than this.

True Blood is a REAL Drink


I forgot to mention this, but they revealed this info at Comic-Con.

The blood-orange carbonated drink has a slightly tart and lightly sweet flavor that is sure to taste better than the O negative blood consumed by the show's fictional vampires.

Crafted to replicate the appearance of the synthetic blood beverage preferred by the undead in the series, the real-life drink will also be called Tru Blood.

I'll try it. I'll do it to support the show.

Schwarzwarenegger Cuts HIV/AIDS funding in Cali


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger slashed all HIV/AIDS funding for prevention and care management programs in Cali.

This is a devastating blow to service groups and the people affected with the disease. I know things had to change, but this? HIV/AIDS funding had to suffer?

What about the people who needs the funding, the education, the counseling?
This is a horrible message to send to our citizens.

This is unacceptable!

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Question of the Day


What was the stupidest thing you have done for a guy's or girl's attention?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I was Hit by a Drunk Driver


Last night, I was going to Whole Foods to get dinner. When I was at a stop light, this guy hit me from behind. It wasn't a big bump, but you could definitely feel it.

So I got out to look at the damage; luckily it was a minor scratch, however the driver was out of it. He gave me his info and mumbled a few things. I suggested that we pull off to the side handle this. The witnesses flagged the cops to check things out. Now I have to admit I was nervous about L.A.P.D., but we were out by The Grove, so I had faith.

As the cops talked to the guy, they realized that he was drunk and didn't have an ID. Then he start cussing at the cops, which lead into him getting cuffed and put down on the ground. I was totally floored by this, until they start asking me questions.

The cop, who was very cute, asked me...
  • Did I have any tattoos?
  • Where was I born?
  • What was the name of the city I lived in?
  • Do I have any nick names?
  • Am I a member of any gangs?
That's where I slipped and said: Honey, does it look like I'm in a gang?
He gave me this weird look, before laughing. I apologized, but I guess I wasn't "there" at the moment.

As they put the guy in police car, I start to feel bad for him. I wasn't trying to get him arrested, I only got the cops involved for insurance purposes. I told the cop I didn't want the guy to get arrested. But the cop said, that he was completely drunk and I was lucky that it was just a tap on the back bumper. Then it hit me, I was hit by a drunk driver.

But I was still worried about the guy and his life. What if he had a family? What if he lost his job and today, he drank to chill out? I know I was over thinking things, but I hope this didn't cause him to lose his job or something like that.

However, I am glad it was a minor accident. I truly hope that guy thinks about what happen. He was very lucky he taken from the car, no telling what could've happened if he was still on the road.

Best Theme Music for a Cartoon goes to...



this never gets old

More from the Gays in Comics Panel


Here's more on the Gays in Comics Panel at Comic-Con

  • Gail said that we will learn more about Wonder Woman's sexuality and the Amazons' views on sexuality in upcoming issues.
  • Peter David thinks it is foolish to not have a gay character in an on-going story.
  • Phil Jimenez said that with most gay artists, you can see their gayness in their work.
  • Perry Moore talked about how his experience growing up in South pushed him into creating gay characters. He didn't want a kid to believe they will burn in Hell.
  • He also talked about his book, Hero, a story of a gay superhero. He said that the basis of it is the relationship of the father and the son.
  • Phil Jimenez also said that Wonder Woman's deep rooted story in the early days was about her relationship with her mother.
  • Gail believes that diversity is very important and does not think twice about mixing the cast up.
  • The panel were happy about the strides of gay characters, however it will take the deaths of the old men with money before a change can truly happen.
  • More readers are looking for more gay characters in comics.
  • Some felt that lesbian characters always go through the worst drama. Peter David disagreed. He said if that's the case, then all characters named Sue were also treated badly (Sue Dibny was raped by Dr. Light and killed the Atom's ex wife/Sue Richards lost a baby, lost her mind, and sort of lost her husband, Mr Fantastic)
  • Strangers in Paradise, Pedro and Me and Alan Moore's work was cited to have great LGBT stories.
  • Peter David said that Shatterstar and Rictor's relationship is very natural and not forced.
  • Prism Comics is moving more LGBT focused stories forward. They hope that the big 2 (DC and Marvel) will follow.
  • Gail said to make change, please take a LGBT comic and pass it to a straight friend or peer.
  • Perry Moore say that Hero is still in the running to be picked up by Showtime as a series.
  • Bill Willingham, writer of JSA, was only there for 5 minutes. However, he promised to put the openly gay Obsidian in the spotlight and he won't be joining the list of gay characters who are "straightened out".

Glenn Beck is an Asshole pt 3



This is the pot calling the kettle black

Question of the Day


Yesterday, Rep. Jerry Nadler revealed the DOMA repeal bill may only recognize married same-sex couples and not civil unions or domestic partnerships.

My question is... What happens now?

Will it be a state issue? Will it get tangled in repeals and policies?

I'm hopeful, but it may take longer than we expected.

Sorry Birthers, IT"S REAL!!


Hawaii's State officials have checked, AGAIN and confirmed AGAIN that our President was born there and is a REAL American.

Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said

"I ... have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago."

So you Birther freaks, shut the f**k up, or get the f**k out! To me, you are un-American and we should put y'all on an island to marinade on your foolishness.

It's sad when you are that stupid. It's embarrassing when you speak.


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Moo-donna is a Shapeshifter!

Look out Sam Marlotte... there is another demon coming for you.

Jason Bellini Chats with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand about DADT

Horror in Real Time


This is too much and horrible. So horrible!
The scene was so gruesome investigators could barely speak: A 3 1/2-week-old boy lay dismembered in the bedroom of a single-story house, three of his tiny toes chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and his brains ripped out.

"At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday. "No one was speaking. It was about as somber as it could have been."

Officers called to the home early Sunday found the boy's mother, Otty Sanchez, sitting on the couch with a self-inflicted wound to her chest and her throat partially slashed, screaming "I killed my baby! I killed my baby!" police said. She told officers the devil made her do it, police said.

Sanchez, 33, apparently ate the child's brain and some other body parts before stabbing herself, McManus said.

"It's too heinous for me to describe it any further," McManus told reporters.

Sanchez is charged with capital murder in the death of her son, Scott Wesley Buccholtz-Sanchez. She was being treated Monday at a hospital, and was being held on $1 million bail.

From Comic-Con: Gays in Comics Panel



One of the biggest highlights of Comic-Con was the Gays in Comics Panel.

This panel consisted of :
Andy Mangels
(best-selling author of Star Trek novels and Iron Man: Beneath The Armor) Greg Rucka, the acclaimed author of Detective Comics (featuring the lesbian Batwoman and The Question)
Phil Jimenez
, artist of Astonishing X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man
Gail Simone, writer of Wonder Woman and Secret Six
Peter David, writer of Fallen Angel and lots of novels
Ed Luce, the writer/artist of the Bear-centric Wuvable Oaf
Sina Grace, whose Books with Pictures and illustrated novel Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic
Perry Moore, writer of Hero

The discussions were awesome. They talked about the Shatterstar and Rictor romance, diversifying the gay characters, Wonder Woman, the changes they hope to see and what else can be done to strengthen LGBT characters in comics.

It was great to see our family members representing in the geek and comic world. Sometimes in L.A., all you see is the plastic and shallow side of gay life; but at this panel discussion, I felt at home.

The crowd was very receptive and the panelists were fascinating. It was a purely a wonderful time. And... I got to meet Gay Comic Geek! Paul is very nice and sweet guy.

So this was a great closing event for my Comic-Con experience. Oh, this was their 22nd year in doing the panel, so congrats on continuing the legacy.

More to come

Monday, July 27, 2009

I need the Eye of Agamotto to rid us of the Birthers


These are escapees from an insane asylum, for reals!

Look at this!

Cali's Marriage Equality Leadership Summit was a Bust


While I was chillin' at Comic-Con, hopes for marriage equality in Cali was on it's last lifeline.

According to the blog, Unite the Fight, this Sunday's Marriage Equality Leadership Summit only reinforced the foolishness and drama within our own house.

Here's some highlights:
  • Or maybe it's because the California LGBT population has cannibalized its leadership to the point where no one is willing to take the unpopular stance of leading this wounded community made up of people that will bite anyone's head off who has a slightly different opinion from theirs. Whatever you believe the reason to be, the Leadership Summit on Sunday was an utter failure. And we have no one to blame but ourselves.
  • Our community has splintered into factions lead by no one, going in all different directions with various agendas, some with good intentions, but many motivated by egos in attempt to out maneuver the other, causing us to fight each other instead of those who have taken away our rights. And why? Because our leadership once failed us in a disastrous campaign which ended not with rights being denied us, but rights we enjoyed being stripped away from us, leaving us naked and exposed. And now we're so anti-leadership, we have spiraled into a quagmire of anarchy with no visible way out.
  • We have become what we've hated. Right after the election, we were right to be angry at our leadership. We were right to demand accountability, something that was missing during the campaign. We were right to demand an apology for such a historical mishap, which has failed to occur. But we have taken it too far and for too long. In such a short amount of time, we have cannibalized our leadership to the point where we barely have any, and those who remain have nearly given up on the community, refuse to take a stand to lead again, or have been forced into the shadows to do things, yet again, without community involvement. (After witnessing the summit, who would want to involve us?) We are now what our leadership once was - unaccountable.
I am deeply sadden by this foolishness. What has happen? Why is our leadership this piss-poor?
How dare we demand Obama to do his job, when we can't do ours. This is very telling of the lack of a strong LGBT community and commitment to change.

I asked months ago if we were ready for a real civil rights movement and I believe we are nowhere near ready.

I guess I need to put on my bracelets and tiara to get this stuff poppin'. It's going to take folks who are not about the fame and glory. It's going to be the real people who will get us there. I just hope they step up soon.

Question of the Day: Prop 8 style


Y'all, I feel a mess coming on in Cali.

  • There's some huge disagreements about when to repeal Prop 8 and if we should wait another year or two.

  • Then there's in-fighting between Prepare to Prevail, Equality Calfornia, the Courage Campaign, and Love Honor Cherish about the next steps.

  • The non-support and then wanting to support the federal case to repeal Prop 8.

  • Also we have folks like David Mixner sounding off about different strategies.

With all of this malarkey, I can't help but to think we are our own worst enemy, but here is my question.

As this mess continues to steal the fight from our cause... Are we in danger of losing it all?

GLADD gives HBO 2 Thumbs up for LGBT characters


Great news, kids.

GLADD's annual Network Responsibility Index found HBO to present the most def depictions of LGBT people on TV.

Can you say, Lafayette?


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I Loved Orphan!


During some downtime at Comic-Con, I made my way to the movies to see Orphan.

Now, y'all know I love, love, love the poster; I could sleep with it.

But back to the movie... What can I say, I loved it!

The plot was familiar, however it was a different take on the Bad Seed kid-thing. Esther is something else that is more malefic and evil. She's insane, but is a good version of insanity that I haven't seen in a while. The young actress gave the role of Esther power and sense of horror that is awesome.

The family story is also great and different than most generic families placed in these type of films.

I don't want to spoil it, but it is a fun movie. A few cheesy lines, but nothing bad. I love it and I loved Esther.

From Comic-Con: David Tennant and John Barrowman Kiss

I hate that I missed this

Sunday, July 26, 2009

True Blood Comic-Con trailer for the 2nd half of Season 2

From Comic-Con: True Blood Panel


The True Blood panel was great. I stood in line for about 2 hours, but it was worth it.
So here are some points.
  • There will be more books, at least 3 more.
  • Sookie will get "ghetto" on Bill's maker.
  • Maryann will be challenged.
  • We will meet the Queen.
  • Those religious crazies will pull out all the stops.
  • We will meet more dangerous vampires.
  • New vampires join the fold.
  • Tera will deal with Maryann.
  • Eric will change everything.
It was exciting to see the clip of the 2nd half of season 2. It's going to get really, really good.

Oh, Eric or Alexander Skarsgard is truly hot and tall.

Pics from Comic-Con 2009

From Comic-Con: Me and Dr. Girlfriend


She is one of our student staff members, btw.

From Comic-Con: My Hotel


The hotel I stayed in hosted Chippendales both nights.

I have to say those guys are cute and very rowdy at 3am.

From Comic-Con: The Vampire Diaries is the "Ishtar" of the Fall Season


At Comic-Con, you get to see the pilots for most supernatural and sci-fi like shows. The lines are incredibly long, but usually worth it.

But not CW's, The Vampire Diaries.

That session was the talk of the evening. During the Gay in Comics mixer, folks were bashing it royally. They even left the screening early, saying it was a bad wet dream. Several viewers were making jokes, saying: they would rather lose their balls than to sit through that mess again.

Other reviews were just as bad. i09 said:
Sadly VD makes Twilight look like Shakespeare. This show is a giant sparkle of crap.

The Examiner
:

The reception wasn't the greatest for the "Twilight-like" TV show. It wasn't that bad, but it had many similarities to the Stephenie Meyer story, and they seemed to be unpopular with the "Twilight" heavy crowd.

HitFix

It's almost enough to make one feel bad for the show until one considers that, well, "The Vampire Diaries" pretty much sucks.

There's more, but I'll stop the hater party. However, it doesn't look good for the show's future. I knew it would be bad, but we will see how CW struggles to keep the show alive.

But on a great note, the True Blood session was the bomb!!! More of that later.

Hot to Trot,

V.


Interesting Quote: Rick Sanchez


"do u know how much money i'd make if i'd sold out as hispanic and worked at fox news, r u kidding, one problem, looking in mirror."


Rick on Twitter


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. covered on Hardball



Thanks to Masc Dude Writer for posting this on his blog

From Comic-Con: Next Batman Movie is coming...


At Comic-Con, Gary Oldman revealed that next Batman movie starts filming next year, and is expected to be out in 2011.

1 down 3 to Go


The Matthew Shepard Act passed, and it was done without funding for the F-22 program.

Now Obama has to sign it into law.

Good stuff

Am I dreamng?






I have noticed that the Obama hater party has died down.

I'm probably jinxing this as we speak, but I'm glad the hate fest has calmed down...for now.

From Comic-Con: New Joss Whedon: The Cabin in the Woods


Friday, July 24, 2009

E. Lynn Harris died


E. Lynn Harris has died at age 54.

He was a great writer and storyteller of the Black LGBT community. He will be missed.

Did you know that every 3rd day a trans person is murdered?


This is horrible news.

In the blog, Questioning Transphobia, they have posted some interesting facts about our Trans-family

Every 3rd day the murder of a trans person is reported:

Trans Murder Monitoring Project reveals more than 200 reported murders of trans persons in the last 1 1/2 years

In April 2009 the international NGO Transgender Europe (TGEU) in cooperation with the multilingual Online-Magazine “Liminalis — A Journal for Sex/Gender Emancipation and Resistance” started a new project, the /Trans Murder Monitoring Project/, which focuses on systematically reporting murdered trans people on a worldwide scale.

The very preliminary results of the first step of this project have revealed a total of 204 cases of reported murders of trans people world wide in the last 1 1/2 years. 121 cases of murdered trans people have been reported in 2008. From January to June 2009 already 83 cases of murdered trans people have been reported.

Furthermore, the preliminary results show an increase in the number of reports of murdered trans people over the last years. Since the beginning of 2008 the murder of a trans person is reported every third day, on average.

The cases have been reported from all six World regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The majority of cases have been reported from Latin America and North America. On these continents the majority of cases have been reported from Brazil (59) and the U.S.A. (16) for 2008 and from Brazil (23), Venezuela (20), and Guatemala (10) for the first six months of 2009. Moreover, the preliminary results show a total of 11 murdered trans people reported for Colombia followed by 5 for Honduras and 4 for Mexico and Venezuela for 2008, and 6 for Mexico and 3 for Argentina, and the Dominican Republic for the first six months of 2009.

In total 91 murders of trans people were reported in 11 Latin American countries in 2008, and 73 murders of trans people in 11 Latin American countries in the first six months of 2009. The reported murders of trans people in Latin America account for 75% and 88% of the world wide reported murders of trans people in 2008 and the first six months of 2009 respectively.**

This is not good, not at all. For more please go here

Question of the Day


Since the Pride & Prejudice and Zombies novel is burning up the bestseller's list, I wonder... Are there other tales that can go through a Zombie remix?

Romeo and Juliet with Zombies?

Huckleberry Finn and Zombies?

Pippi Longstocking and Zombies

Gone Comic Con-ing


Hi all

Posting will be light because, I'm at COMIC-CON!!!

But I will keep y'all informed of the drama and fun.

Hot to Trot,

V

A Sailor has been Charged for August Provost's Death


Interesting news, y'all

The U.S. Navy says a sailor has been charged in military court with murder and other offenses in the shooting death of a gay San Diego seaman.
Petty Officer Jonathan Campos of Lancaster, Calif., was charged Thursday in connection to last month's fatal shooting of Seaman August Provost of Houston.
They say Campos, a 32-year-old gas system technician, is being held at the brig and is cooperating with investigators.

I am curious to see what happens next. If he is the killer, then we need to know why.


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Anthony Woods gains Endorsements


Anthony Woods is the guy who's running for California's 10th congressional district seat.

Oh, and he's gay.

But that's not the news, this is: he has earned the endorsements of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.

Getting nods from HRC and the Victory Fund were coups for the 28-year-old Woods, a two-tour Iraq war vet who impressed some observers recently by raising more than $100,000 for the quarter ended June 30 -- a solid showing for a first-time candidate. Gay groups don't automatically endorse LGBT candidates unless they demonstrate an ability to execute a campaign strategy and compete financially.

"Anthony Woods is an exciting candidate with a tremendous record of accomplishment," said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Victory Fund. "He's also running an impressive campaign. Anthony has assembled a solid campaign team that understands what it will take to win this extremely competitive race."

Looks good for Woods, I hope he will win.


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Gilibrand say it's a No Go on DADT


Well, she tried.

A couple of weeks ago, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand considered presenting an amendment to a defense bill that would grant a 18-month moratorium on discharges under DADT.



But according to her office, she couldn't muster enough votes to get it poppin'.

Gillibrand spokesperson, Matt Canter, said that Kirsten realized there weren't 60 votes available for a vote of cloture on the amendment.

"She was working for about a week to assess support among her colleagues for the measure," he said. "It does not appear that we're going to have the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. So she's not going to pursue the moratorium amendment at this time."

Canter said Gillibrand is working with senators "to continue to highlight the issue and move forward on the issue."

Maybe she should work with everybody else who's get this repealed. The Joan of Arc move was cute, but maybe a bit bigger than she thought.

Back Flash Video Thursday

Classic Kate Bush...Wuthering Heights

Who's the must Trusted Newscaster?

Well according to Time magazine, it's Jon Stewart.

Jon, from The Daily Show. Interesting, considering it's not a "news" show.
However, it's very telling of who folks trust with the news.

First Look at Freddy and the New Nightmare




Thanks IGN

Interesting Quote: Rupert Everett


"He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation - that killed him.

"He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art.

"I think it was fortuitous that he died. He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London.

"It wouldn't have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn't have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him."

His view
of Michael Jackson's death...such a bitter queen.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Trailer: Alice in Wonderland

Warcraft the Movie?


Really?

Check out this press release
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® AND LEGENDARY PICTURES SIGN SAM RAIMI TO DIRECT UPCOMING WARCRAFT® MOVIE Raimi, acclaimed director of the blockbuster Spider-Man series, will bring the forces of the Horde and the Alliance to life in epic live-action film. Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment will produce alongside Raimi's Stars Road Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 22, 2009 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.


Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which has broken box-office records around the world and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Known for his imaginative filmmaking style, richly drawn characters and offbeat humor, Raimi wrote and directed the cult classic, The Evil Dead and produced 30 Days Of Night.

He most recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, Drag Me To Hell.
"At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," said Raimi. "I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen." Charles Roven’s producing talents were recently seen with last summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight, which grossed in excess of $1 billion, was nominated for eight Academy Awards® and won two. His body of work also includes the widely acclaimed Batman Begins and the sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys.

Roven, with Atlas producing partner Alex Gartner, will be producing with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, Legendary’s Chief Creative Officer Jon Jashni, Raimi and Raimi’s producing partner Joshua Donen.

Raimi’s partner, Robert Tapert, will be an Executive Producer and Blizzard Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Creative Development, Chris Metzen, a Co-Producer.
"Partnering with Sam Raimi exemplifies Legendary's mandate of marrying the highest quality intellectual property to world-class filmmakers" said Legendary’s Tull. "Sam's passion for 'Warcraft' is undeniable and we know that he will create an incredible film worthy of Blizzard's phenomenal franchise. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at Warner Bros. and continuing our successful relationship with Chuck in bringing this rich new world to the screen."


I've seen folks play this game, but is it movie material?

Interesting Quote: David Mixner


They don't want us to venture from a proscribed game plan that mostly originates out of a Washington-based political strategy to gain our freedom. They live in fear that we will move too quickly, make someone uncomfortable and put our political friends in a tough spot. Afraid to risk defeat, they believe we have to make everyone like us and be on our side. Most amazingly they seek the approval of others instead of insisting that others have to liberate themselves from their own long held myths in order to receive this marvelous gift that our community brings.

David's Mixner’s response to Prepare to Prevail, a coalition of LGBT groups who believes 2010 is too soon to battle for marriage equality in Cali-Cal.

But is he right?

Source

VH1 Brings back DIVAS


Y'all remember VH1 DIVAS.

The over the top musical event that brought us Mariah's big ass weave and Whitney's classic performance with Cece Winans. Good times.

Well, they are bringing it back with Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus? Really?

Maybe they will add more Divas.

The Search for Bryce Faulkner

This is a sad and scary story. Friends are desperately searching for Bryce.

This info is from Sozo's Blog
"Faulkner, 23, was preparing to come out to deeply religious family in Arkansas when his mother discovered his emails to his boyfriend, Travis who lives in Wisconsin. Bryce was given an ultimatum of being kicked out of his family and put out on the street or going into ex-gay therapy. Before Bryce disappeared his boyfriend Travis recieved one last phone call on June 15th and was crying uncontrollably saying, ‘You should have heard the mean and hateful things they said about me. They made me read out loud passages from the Bible’. 'One of the last things he said to me before falling asleep was, ‘Promise me you will be strong for me and for us’.' Travis said. Travis believes Bryce may be at an Exodus International ministry in Florida. He said a friend of the family had heard Faulkner would be in Mississippi for three weeks and then in Florida for 14 months. His friends have created a ‘Save Bryce’ web campaign to find out where the student is."

I hope they can find him and soon.


Rick Sanchez deals with American Idiots

The Birthers are the result of poor education and too much sugar in their cereals over the years. For some reason they think Obama was born on Vulcan.

We know Obama's American, but these folks are relentless; they feel that it's a conspiracy.

Hera help these fools

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Question of the Day


Why are folks Hatin' on Lady GaGa?

She's bringing it and she's setting trends all over the place.

So why the hate? It just feels that a lot of bloggers pick on her looks and style. Why?

Just let a young Diva be.

Who voted for the Matthew Shepard Act?


HRC is showing out! They have the list of voters for and against the Act.

But I'll be a nice guy and cut and paste it for you.

Alabama
Sen. Sessions (R) — No
Sen. Shelby (R) — No

Alaska
Sen. Begich (D) — Yes
Sen. Murkowski (R) — Yes

Arizona
Sen. Kyl (R) — No
Sen. McCain (R) — No

Arkansas
Sen. Lincoln (D) — Yes
Sen. Pryor (D) — Yes

California
Sen. Boxer (D) — Yes
Sen. Feinstein (D) — Yes

Colorado
Sen. Bennet (D) — Yes
Sen. Udall (D) — Yes

Connecticut
Sen. Dodd (D) — Yes
Sen. Lieberman (ID) — Yes

Delaware
Sen. Carper (D) — Yes
Sen. Kaufman (D) — Yes

Florida
Sen. Martinez (R) — Didn't Vote
Sen. Nelson, Bill (D) — Yes

Georgia
Sen. Chambliss (R) — No
Sen. Isakson (R) — No

Hawaii
Sen. Akaka (D) — Yes
Sen. Inouye (D) — Yes

Idaho
Sen. Crapo (R) — No
Sen. Risch (R) — No

Illinois
Sen. Burris (D) — Yes
Sen. Durbin (D) — Yes

Indiana
Sen. Bayh (D) — Yes
Sen. Lugar (R) — Yes

Iowa
Sen. Grassley (R) — No
Sen. Harkin (D) — Yes

Kansas
Sen. Brownback (R) — No
Sen. Roberts (R) — No

Kentucky
Sen. Bunning (R) — Didn't Vote
Sen. McConnell (R) — No

Louisiana
Sen. Landrieu (D) — Yes
Sen. Vitter (R) — No

Maine
Sen. Collins (R) — Yes
Sen. Snowe (R) — Yes

Maryland
Sen. Cardin (D) — Yes
Sen. Mikulski (D) — Yes

Massachusetts
Sen. Kennedy (D) — Didn't Vote
Sen. Kerry (D) — Yes

Michigan
Sen. Levin (D) — Yes
Sen. Stabenow (D) — Yes

Minnesota
Sen. Franken (D) — Yes
Sen. Klobuchar (D) — Yes

Mississippi
Sen. Cochran (R) — No
Sen. Wicker (R) — No

Missouri
Sen. Bond (R) — Didn't Vote
Sen. McCaskill (D) — Yes

Montana
Sen. Baucus (D) — Yes
Sen. Tester (D) — Yes

Nebraska
Sen. Johanns (R) — No
Sen. Nelson, Ben (D) — Yes

Nevada
Sen. Ensign (R) — No
Sen. Reid (D) — Yes

New Hampshire
Sen. Gregg (R) — Didn't Vote
Sen. Shaheen (D) — Yes

New Jersey
Sen. Lautenberg (D) — Yes
Sen. Menendez (D) — Yes

New Mexico
Sen. Bingaman (D) — Yes
Sen. Udall (D) — Yes

New York
Sen. Gillibrand (D) — Yes
Sen. Schumer (D) — Yes

North Carolina
Sen. Burr (R) — No
Sen. Hagan (D) — Yes

North Dakota
Sen. Conrad (D) — Yes
Sen. Dorgan (D) — Yes

Ohio
Sen. Brown (D) — Yes
Sen. Voinovich (R) — Yes

Oklahoma
Sen. Coburn (R) — No
Sen. Inhofe (R) — No

Oregon
Sen. Merkley (D) — Yes
Sen. Wyden (D) — Yes

Pennsylvania
Sen. Casey (D) — Yes
Sen. Specter (D) — Yes

Rhode Island
Sen. Reed (D) — Yes
Sen. Whitehouse (D) — Yes

South Carolina
Sen. DeMint (R) — No
Sen. Graham (R) — Didn't Vote

South Dakota
Sen. Johnson (D) — Yes
Sen. Thune (R) — No

Tennessee
Sen. Alexander (R) — Didn't Vote
Sen. Corker (R) — Didn't Vote

Texas
Sen. Cornyn (R) — No
Sen. Hutchinson (R) — No

Utah
Sen. Bennett (R) — No
Sen. Hatch (R) — No

Vermont
Sen. Leahy (D) — Yes
Sen. Sanders (I) — Yes

Virginia
Sen. Warner (D) — Yes
Sen. Webb (D) — Yes

Washington
Sen. Cantwell (D) — Yes
Sen. Murray (D) — Yes

West Virginia
Sen. Byrd (D) — Didn't Vote
Sen. Rockefeller (D) — Yes

Wisconsin
Sen. Feingold (D) — Yes
Sen. Kohl (D) — Yes

Wyoming
Sen. Barrasso (R) — No
Sen. Enzi (R) — No

The HRC also have more info about the vote...check out the source