Wednesday, February 29, 2012
|John's the tall one|
"We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.“
John is the co-CEO of Archie Comics
This is sad to talk about... Davy Jones died of a heart attack today. I had a crush on Davy when Nickelodeon used to run the old Monkees series. He was so cute and short.
Davy was still touring with Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz as The Monkees
Rest in Peace
Posted by Wonder Man at 2:42 PM
After their foolish actions blew up in their face, Change Atlanta front apologizes for 'appearing' to turn his back on Brandon White.
GA Voice reports
Many in Atlanta's LGBT community are criticizing Change Atlanta on Facebook and various websites for the group’s apparent about-face in its support of Brandon White, the young gay man who was beaten in a filmed attack that went viral on the internet.Yes, you did make mistake and it was costly. Change Atlanta's rush to judgment could have frighten many LGBT victims to stay silent. They should have known better to hold two televised press conferences using assumptions and rumors.
Now one of the leaders of the fledgling group says he has “learned his lesson” in how he dealt with the incident, which he acknowledges included questioning whether White was lying about knowing the attackers, “cuddling up” with one of the suspect's defense attorneys on TV and not understanding that many in the LGBT community have been victims of anti-gay violence.
"Yes, we have gotten some flack. And I'm glad I'm learning this lesson at 21 rather and not at 41,” Devin Barrington-Ward said told the GA Voice in an interview Feb. 28. “My youth and immaturity played into this. I will always reflect back on this when I'm 60 or 70.”
Change Atlanta is not specifically an LGBT advocacy organization but has several gay leaders. Ward said he wants to take responsibility for his actions, and how he deals with his mistake will determine if he will be welcomed back into the larger LGBT community.
"This is a touchy subject in the LGBT community. Many people have told me they have been victims, their friends have been victims or their family members have been victims. I'm a young man and I made a mistake,” Ward said.
Perhaps next time, they will think before they act.
More Cali peeps are supporting gay marriage. It's up to 59%, a high number, but not a high majority. But the numbers within different groups are growing fast.
There were increases in the Republican, Latino and Catholic groups.
But back to my "not a high majority" statement.
59% is good, however it's not enough to push marriage equality on the ballot. Many Cali orgs. would love to see 65 or more in the polls. We feel that would be high enough to return to the ballot.
Still, this increase is great and we can only go up from here.
Probably one of the best vampire characters ever made gets new life in the comic world. Dru, will get her own tale in a 5-miniseries.
And the winning part, Juliet Landau (Dru) will write it! The series starts in June.
So excited about this.
These women are either unloved or busy bodies. After their failed attempt to get Ellen booted from JC Penney, they go after Toys R Us.
Why? Because they carry the Archie Comic with Kevin and his husband on the cover. These heifers even wrote their whinny letter to Toy R Us just to make them squirm?
As a mother and a member of OneMillionMoms.com, I am extremely disappointed to learn that select Toys 'R' Us stores are now selling 'Archie' comic books with a same-sex wedding displayed on the front cover. I am referring to the ones where the front cover reads "Just Married" with two men marrying, one wearing a service uniform.Girls please, this is Toys R Us. They could buy you and primp y'all on Sunset Blvd. Try someone else, someone you can actually scare.
I am aware that Toys 'R' Us employees do not actually set up the displays; they leave this up to the vendor. Your company should be aware of the merchandise being sold in your stores nonetheless. These comic books are displayed at the front checkout counters so they are highly visible to employees, managers, customers and children.
Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in your toy store. This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, which is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.
A trip to the toy store turns into a premature discussion on sexual orientation and is completely uncalled for. Toys 'R' Us should be more responsible in the products they carry.
Please remove all the same-sex "Just Married - Archie" comic books immediately from your shelves. My decision to shop in your stores depends on it.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding my concern.
Posted by Wonder Man at 7:13 AM
Mittens won both states, but not by much. Satan's other son, Rick Santorum, was nipping at his heels. And the others, well who cares.
This has become a 2 man race between the Ken doll and the closeted pig bottom
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I saw this over at Geeks Out and I had to share this with y'all. There was a Superman musical in the 70s called, "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman". I never heard of it, but judging from this clip, many folks probably didn't either. Still, check it out
I always wanted a twin brother. I thought it would be fun with 2 of me, or us running around. But what always stumped me was the kind of person he would be.
I thought about this over the years and came up with this notion. I think he would be named Doriron and he would be a more feisty and arrogant version of myself.
We would get along, but we would be the most fierce competitors for attention. Our fashion sense would be all over the place and he would be a bit more sex positive than me. I keep my slutty side inside and he would let it all hang out.
So my question for you all... If you had a twin, how would their personalities differ from yours or would you two be just alike?
Posted by Wonder Man at 7:16 AM
Since there are like 10 vampire movies coming out this year and next, I wondered... Could I tell a vampire tale?
And would I want too? Actually no, I'm not a vampire fan (even though I like Buffy, Vamp, Fright Night and True Blood). However, if I was given 7 figures, I could come up with an origin story of vampires.
Cue in the bullet point outline....
- I would create a vampire mythos that makes them the last beings roaming the earth before Adam and Eve. Those beings are the children of the FIRST and forgotten couple, Lilith and Saulham.
- Lilith and Saulham's betrayed their Gods to believe in only one God. Those Gods cursed Lilith and Saulham's children by turning them into deformed and monstrous things that could only roam the night and feed on the dead.
- These cursed beings stayed hidden for many centuries, until they were discovered by a mad African king, Seb.
- Through his wizards' magic, Seb forced these beings to conquer villages and kingdoms in his name.
- Seb used sex and sorcery to breed these demons with his women prisoners and slaves. The women gave birth to many of these hybrid babies. All of them had cold ivory skin. None of the women survive, some of the babies died.
- One of the wizards, Fa'koe, took the surviving brood and raised them. They became adults in several months.
- They have special powers, making them noble and treated as blessed beings.
- With the help of the brood, Fa'koe overthrows Seb and becomes the new king. However, it was short-lived. One of the brood, a woman, killed Fa'koe and took his mystical powers.
- The brood attacked Seb/Fa'koe's kingdom. The ones that survived were turned into beings just like the brood through their enchanted blood.
- The brood woman, Ankysh, formed a new kingdom of demons that fed from the blood of their enemies in the night and hid from the sun.
- They traveled many places, forming kingdoms in Africa, Egypt, India and Asia.
- Some of the brood died, while a new generation lived on through the blood of others.
- In another 1,000 years, the brood are named Vampires.
The prequel series to "Sex and The City" is happening (whether we like it or not). "The Carrie Diaries" set to premier on the CW next fall and they got their Carrie.
Her name is AnnaSophia Robb, the teenage Carrie Bradshaw.
This series will explore Carrie's life before the madness and fashion of NYC. Oh, and she has a sister, I didn't know Carrie had a sister.
I wonder if they treat it like Buffy's sister Dawn? I guess we'll see.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Oh no! Word is Alan Ball is leaving True Blood!
Rumors of Ball's departure from the series began circulating early Friday, and then were confirmed Friday afternoon by Forbes' Roger Friedman. Friedman cites "exhaustion" as the chief explanation for Ball's departure from the show, which he developed from Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels. But even though he's no longer planning to lead the series, Ball seems to be willing to at least hang around in some capacity.I hope they get someone good. Hell, I'll do it.
"Ball will still be with the show, I'm told, but a new regime will guide the fates of the characters into their new season," Friedman said. "This could also very well be a money issue, as series tend to get more and more expensive as they drag on."
That seems to indicate that season four was Ball's last season as the guiding force of the show, but we don't yet know who will be stepping in to fill that void. Ball's co-executive producer Gregg Fienberg, who's been with the show since season two, is probably a good guess, but HBO hasn't said anything about any of these developments yet, so we'll just have to wait and see.
Speaking to a suburban Detroit chamber of commerce, Santorum said the interpretation of the Constitution's freedom of religion provision has been "turned on its head," and offered his own.
"I'm for separation of church and state: The state has no business telling the church what do to," the former Pennsylvania senator told about 300 local business leaders at the Livonia and Farmington chambers of commerce breakfast.
That's funny. I guess he's just like Mittens, eh? Flip-flopping like a mutha sucka.
One of my future Law students pointed this out to me today. The Supreme Court refused to hear a case from the grand haters, NOM. They were trying to appeal a hearing that will make them release the info on their donors.
Here is the piece from SCOTUSblog:
Besides turning down both of those petitions, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a constitutional challenge to a Maine law that requires those seeking to raise and spend money in state election campaigns to organize as a political action committee for that activity, and make significant disclosures about their financial operations. That was challenged in a petition, National Organization for Marriage v. McKee (11-599), after the state law was upheld by the First Circuit Court. The NOM is an organizations set up to promote the traditional view of marriage as being reserved solely for opposite-sex couples. It argued in challenging the PAC requirement that states do not have the constitutional authority to impose such obligations unless an organization has election campaign activity as its “major purpose.”Ha Ha, NOM!
"I think we probably have succeeded as much as we have because of his leadership. He's used the bully pulpit. He's been the inspiration that allowed the state of Washington recognize that we need to have equality. It's because of what he's been able to do that I actually think in large part we were able to achieve what we did. So I don't criticize. To the contrary, I thank the president for his leadership on GLBT issues."She's proud of Obama.
Posted by Wonder Man at 6:02 AM
Hmm, interesting. Well, that's strange considering he was for college during his 2006 Senate run. See here:
“In addition to Rick’s support of ensuring that primary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania are equipped for success, he is equally committed to ensuring the every Pennsylvanian has access to higher education,” the site reads. “Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable.”Go here to see the post, but just in case it 'vanishes' I made a cropped copy.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
In this clip, she gets into her reasons why
Posted by Wonder Man at 1:03 PM
This man is crazy
This is the entire statement via ABC News
“I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country,” said Santorum. “This is the First Amendment. The First Amendment says the free exercise of religion. That means bringing everybody, people of faith and no faith, into the public square. Kennedy for the first time articulated the vision saying, no, ‘faith is not allowed in the public square. I will keep it separate.’ Go on and read the speech ‘I will have nothing to do with faith. I won’t consult with people of faith.’ It was an absolutist doctrine that was foreign at the time of 1960,” he said.
Okay, here's something that not surprising. American Horror Story was crazy, but successful. Successful enough to gain copy cats.
The first copy cat, ABC's '666 Park Avenue'. Here's the scoop:
The thriller, based on the Gabriella Pierce book series of the same name, centers on a young couple (Annable and his not-yet-cast spouse) that accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. They unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building.I know it not exactly the same, but the idea is similar (couple, haunting things. I hope this is the only one.
*Since the clip keeps changing, I changed the original post
Texas Judge Tonya Parker is making a lot firsts. Not only is she the first Black lesbian to serve as judge in Texas, but she will not perform any marriage ceremonies until there is equality for all.
"I don't perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality and until it does, I'm not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn't apply to another group of people," Parker said in a video of the Tuesday discussion. "And it's kind of oxymoronic for me to perform ceremonies that can't be performed for me, so I'm not going to do it."This is an interesting stance to take. What do you think?
A spokeswoman for the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct said the commission had no comment.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Robert was killed over 3 months ago and still no one is held accountable, set for trial or identified. So what's really going on with this case?
Here is some insight:
There are dozens of witnesses and possible suspects to be interviewed in Champion's killing, and most of them live outside the Orlando area. Some may not be cooperating.Robert's family is concerned like many of us about this investigation. The longer it takes, the longer Robert's murderers walk free.
Also, the case has garnered international attention for revealing the culture of hazing within the famous band, adding greater pressure to make sure there are no holes in the investigation.
Detectives were unable to interview all the witnesses who know what happened on the bus immediately after Champion died because his death wasn't ruled a homicide until a month after he collapsed. They have been trying to recreate the events by interviewing witnesses, often traveling to Tallahassee where FAMU is located.
"It's not like arriving at the scene of a homicide where there has been a shooting and you interview all the witnesses," said Danielle Tavernier, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office. "They have to go out and coordinate with those people who were there that day."
Half a dozen detectives have interviewed or are in the process of interviewing 30 to 35 witnesses, said Ginette Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
"With this amount of people ... three months really isn't a lot of time with an active caseload that these detectives are carrying," Rodriguez said. "We're going to send this over to the state, and of course, they're going to want to make sure that they're presenting a good case. That is basically all it is."
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/24/2659064/slain-drum-majors-kin-worried.html#storylink=cpy
Yesterday, I posted this clip from an Atlanta news program.
The gay activist group called, Change Atlanta went on the air saying that Brandon White, the gay man who was beaten by three other men, was lying about his story.
The members of this group said that Brandon knew these men and he was beaten because he threatened to out them as gay. So, according to Change Atlanta, this wasn’t a hate crime. This was an act of revenge and Brandon had it coming.
I’m not making this up, y’all. Here’s a piece from the article:
Gary Nichols said he and several other members of the community searched for White's attackers before they were arrested.Seriously? This claim is based on rumors. Can I say it again, RUMORS! The funny part about this story is how they talked to one of the attackers, taking his word over Brandon’s. And the big winning belief... The attack was not a hate crime; it was an act of revenge, so it’s okay. Free pizza for everybody!
Nichols said when they interviewed witnesses and those in the Pittsburgh community who know White and his alleged attackers, he found out new details about White's prior relationship with some of his attackers.
"I would tell the Atlanta community we were duped. We were all duped and it's a shame. It's a bitter shame," Nichols said.
Nichols said the attack was not a hate crime. The motivation was revenge.
"Brandon was agitating these young men about personally exposing them for being DL gay - on the down low possibly gay. The young men responded because they don't want their families to know," Nichols said.
Jackson said he spoke directly with one of the suspects, Dorian Moragne, who also confirmed that they knew White.
"He was very clear about being sure that Brandon White in fact knew the other attackers in question," Jackson said. Jackson and Nichols said the attack was centered around a video that's supposed to be on White's phone. The video of the attack shows one of the men grab White's phone.
"It's a video of somebody performing a sexual act with one or a few of these young men," Nichols said. "That's why the cell phone was a target. They didn't just beat him up because he was gay," Jackson said.
Sorry, Change Atlanta, but you were wrong to go on TV and state this claim as truth. You were wrong in thinking this ‘act of revenge’ erases the fact that Brandon was beaten like a dog by three men. Change Atlanta, you were wrong to turn you backs on Brandon and somewhat take the side of the attackers.
Change Atlanta, you were just plain wrong!
Who appointed this group as the voice of the LGBT community in Atlanta? They just got started, so Change Atlanta have no true legs to stand on. Their attempt to ‘be seen’ has our community questioning their actions and their purpose.
Seriously, what were you thinking?
I hope Change Atlanta take this misstep as opportunity to really think about what they stand for. Because if they are gay activists, I’d hate to see what anti-gay activists look like.
ABC has start casting for their new fairy tale series.
Meet the Beast!
Scottish platinum-selling singer and stage actor Darius Campbell has landed the male lead in ABC’s drama pilot Beauty And The Beast, a fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale wherein an embattled princess, Grace, discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast, Shiro (Campbell), a mercenary bodyguard.He's a cutie, what do you think?
Friday, February 24, 2012
Are you kidding me? So, I guess this makes it right? Please, this is a bunch of she said, he said mess.
Rod 2.0 reports that the gay activist group are not trying to make Brandon the bad guy
CHANGE ATLANTA activists claim this was not a hate crime—it was revennge. Activists claim that Brandon White knew his attackers and was not telling the truth when he said at a news conference that he did not. "We were all duped and it's a bitter shame," Gary Nichols told CBS Atlanta. "Brandon was basically agitating these young men about personally exposing them for being 'DL' … on the 'down low', possibly gay. He really knows who these guys are and I just feel like he absolutely lied to us."Regardless of this info, Brandon was still beaten.If he knew something or not, he did not deserved to be attacked. I hope there is more discussion about this issue.
source Thanks NG for the heads up.
Issues of race is alive and well in the 21st century. Just when we thought it was safe from the birthers, more mess arises. A fool named Gordon Warren Epperly said Obama can't be president because he is bi-racial. And he's so serious about this, he has filed a lawsuit!
The Grio has the silly story:
His lawsuit states:Child please, this fool is so wrong on the 14th amendment and he's in Alaska. Alaska, where there are plenty of mixed race people. I hope somebody is watching this Gordon Warren Epperly person. He seems to be completely off his rocker.
Barack Hussein Obama II, a.k.a. Barack Hussein Obama, a.ka. Barack H. Obama has the race status of being a "mulatto." Barack Obama's father (Barack Hussein Obama I) was a full blood Negro being born Nyang'oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya and raised in the Colony of Kenya. Barack Obama's mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) was a white Caucasian woman being born in Wichita, Kansas on November 29, 1942 and raised in the state of Washington and in the state of Hawaii.The petition concludes:
As stated above, for an Individual to be a candidate for the office of president of the United States, the candidate must meet the qualifications set forth in the United States Constitution and one of those qualifications is that the Candidate shall be a "natural born citizen" of the United States. As Barack Hussein Obama II is of the "mulatto" race, his status of citizenship is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Before the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the race of "Negro" or "mulatto" had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.
Read the full complaint here
Today, the case of Tyler Clementi begins with a look into Dharun Ravi's character. First Assistant Prosecutor Julia McClure started off with the reasons why Ravi did this:
“These acts were purposeful, intentional and planned,” said First Assistant Prosecutor Julia McClure. “They were meant to expose Tyler (Clementi) and his sexual orientation and encourage others to participate in those invasions of privacy.”Really? Ravi tried to cover up his involvement of Tyler's suicide, by erasing emails, texts and tweets. Then, telling friends what to say to the cops. Ravi faces 15-count indictment with charges including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and tampering with evidence.
But Ravi’s attorney, Steven Altman, said that wasn’t the case during opening statements to the jury. Ravi’s actions may have been stupid but they were not criminal and he isn’t anti-gay, Altman said.
“You’re going to see he’s not prejudiced, he’s not a bigot and he never did anything that suggested he targeted his roommate for any reasons,” Altman said of Ravi. “He never spoke negatively about his roommate. He thought he was a nice guy.”
The case is scheduled for at least 4 weeks.
Jonathan later appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell to deeply explain his stance and call out Christie on his foolishness
In the LGBT community, we must find that sense of shared struggle with a movement that truly includes all of us. Our people are getting killed. Every one of us has a moral obligation to stand up and talk about it, to find a way to take action, to do more. Those of us who are the "LGB" of our community must stand in real solidarity with our transgender sisters and brothers. Allies, you are just as vital.
There is an inseparable link between violence, discrimination, and economic injustice. Working people across all sectors are facing extraordinary levels of unemployment and underemployment. Youth, immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBT people face disproportionate hardship. Black transgender individuals are estimated to have four times the unemployment rate of the general population.
When people are out of work or underemployed -- and can be legally discriminated against in hiring, in most states -- individuals are more likely to find themselves in vulnerable positions, in less safe work environments and less safe neighborhoods, and facing fewer options for living with basic human dignity. When people are out of work, struggling with keeping their homes, making the rent, keeping the lights on, the stress and weight of the world grows.
please go here to read this great article from Peggy
|Members of Alliance|
I never thought this would happen, but my alma mater is moving forward in a great way. The MSU President stated his support of a LGBT Resource Center at the university.
President Randy Dunn announced Wednesday an LGBT Resource Center is a University priority, but acquiring funds to provide it could prove challenging.President Dunn kept it real with the audience about raising money for the center:
Dunn held a reception Wednesday night for Murray State’s Alliance and allies, or friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
This reception was the second of its kind for Alliance and was held at Oakhurst, the president’s home.
“Right now we’re trying to figure out a way to get the LGBT Center. Right now money is the biggest concern. Challenging times are ahead for the University.”I hope former alums reach out and help them. Murray State was a struggle, but with the love and support from the LGBT community, I came out and had a successful experience. I also served as co-chair of Alliance, so to see how far they have come does my heart some good.
I'm so proud of the students, staff and faculty that supports the LGBT student community at Murray State.
You guys are awesome!
The numerous attempts of a WW series and movie hurts, but this idea hurt worse. There was an idea to bring Wonder Woman back on TV in the 90s.
SuperHeroMultiverse.com has the scoop
Meanwhile, in 1997–1998, a much-publicized plan to return Wonder Woman to live-action for an NBC series was underway. Deborah Joy Levine, who had successfully developed Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was brought aboard to oversee the series and write the pilot script. Her version found Prince as a UCLA professor of Greek history.
A nationwide casting call began, with applicants encouraged to show up at certain Warner Bros. stores in December 1997 and January 1998 with photos and acting resumes. Although casting eventually narrowed down to a few Hollywood newcomers, development on the series was shut down before any filming began.This idea sounds broke. I'm glad it failed. These remixes of WW's origin are pissing me off. Just tell her damn story the way it should be told!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Brandon may be back on the tubes with a new series. The hot 'Superman' will be playing one half of a gay couple in a CBS’ half-hour pilot Partners.
The multicamera comedy, from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, centers on lifelong friends and business partners —architects Charlie, who is straight, and Louis (Urie), who is gay. Routh, repped by UTA and Main Title, will play Louis’ steady partner, a former alcoholic, club-hopping model, now a sober, vegan nurse. Regen will play Ro-Ro, Charlie and Louis’ colorful assistant.I hope this is good. I will be looking out for this show
Posted by Wonder Man at 1:14 PM
This is good news for Brandon White. The 3rd and final suspect turned himself in to the cops in Erie, Pa.
Dareal Demare Williams ran off to Erie to hide, however folks helped the FBI find him. Dareal is a member of the Pittsburgh Jack City Gang.
Lord, these kids and these silly gangs.
I used to stare at thes pics for hours (maybe not hours, but it felt like it) and think about what Paradise Island would be if it was real.
God, I was such a geek.
Interesting news on the reboot front.
Deadline reports that Disney has tapped Edgar Wright to direct a reboot of the TV series, The Night Stalker, as a movie. And, Disney is looking to Johnny Depp to play the hero, Carl Kolchak.
I'm actually cool with this. They tried to reboot the series a few years ago. While the series was cute, the viewers weren't there. But I believe Edgar will do this project justice, so I approve of this reboot.
Posted by Wonder Man at 4:02 AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Here is the entire ruling
DOMA is unconstitutional i
Joe was named one of Obama's 35 co-chairs of Obama 2012 Campaign.
“President Obama has made it clear that LGBT Americans deserve a fair shot and has taken steps across his Administration to make the lives of those most in need in our community better. As a national co-chair, I am determined to do whatever I can do to help reelect President Obama so this progress can continue for our community."Good luck, Joe.