Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Milk-y Way


I'm an extra in the Harvey Milk film. Woot! Guess I better hold off on the haircut (Check Sean Penn in the wig, above, as young Harvey).
I'll join hundreds as part of the night crowd scenes in the post-assassination march. No biggie. I have a day job, no time to hang out on a film set. It's boring, no matter how fab the actors and director are. But being in this film means something.

The BAR has the story. The SF Gate.com article has more pics showing the groovy-zation of the Castro as they film Milk.

"I'm just thrilled I'm alive to see this happening," said Dan Nicoletta. Dan was one of Harvey's young, ahem, protegees. He also curated the first exhibit about Harvey at the GLBT Historical Society. The exhibit I curated followed. Danny expressed a desire to have a permanent exhibit of Harvey somewhere. Perhaps this film will be such an exhibit.

Pretty much all business owners were cooperative, except PO Plus.
"Paul Moffett, president of PO Plus, called an offer of $200 a day to remove his Castro Street store's signs offensive and unacceptable. He continued, "Look, I'm very supportive of the movie. But they can't tell me this isn't going to impact my business or that there'll be this big influx when the movie comes out. I can't even turn the lights on and pay my employees for $200 a day."

They're the store that charges 45 cents for a 41-cent stamp. That's the "Plus." I'm not lying. They charge extra on all postage; the gay tax! They'll just be CGI'd out of the shots, or if it's as low-budget as the producers claim, just avoided in shots.

Moffett is right about the low fee, though. My apartment was considered for the protagonist's home in the Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness. I would have made $500 a day to let them use only the entryways. Unfortunately, my home's exterior was ratty, but not ratty enough. At least my landlord later had the place painted.

More set and Sean-as-Harvey sneak peeks Here, (Here's Josh Brolin as Dan White), Here and Here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wheel of Love



Whee, I'm gonna be a contestant in the Dating Game segment of Love on Wheels! Ride on down, and have a good time!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Riley Skinner Skinned: QB Nude


So, I'm told this is the surest way to get a lot pf page hits; regurgitate frontal nude images of college football players (Oh, please, like I don't know. At the height of my previous website's popularity, the highest search term results for Sports Complex were "rugby players nude" Bob Paris nude" and "locker room sex." And you thought readers wanted to be more informed about the LGBT athletics community? Well, sort, but not really)

So here goes.
Riley Skinner naked! Whoo-hoo! College football quarterback nude! A hunk in a sport I could not care less about allegedly shows off his shortcomings on the Internets and tries to sell them! Surprise! Celebrity college jocks look pretty much just liek the thousands of other doofs who post nude pics of themselves or email them to people thinking they won't post them! Nude college jocks! Whee!

Go somewhere else to shop and compare. If you find the uncensored image, then we can talk.

Links to other blogs regurgitating this possibly faux-news: A, B, C, D. etc.

One thing for sure; hanging baseball caps on a wall as if they were fine art sure gets this pic a nomination in the Lurid Digs category; or perhaps the Banal Dorm Dudes Wing.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bloody Good Profits


Creating a war based on lies is great for business.

Halliburton reported that revenue was $15.3 billion for the full year 2007, an increase of 18% from the full year 2006, and operating income was $3.5 billion, an increase of 8% from the full year 2006.

Income from continuing operations for the full year 2007 was $2.5 billion, or $2.66 per diluted share, compared to 2006 income from continuing operations of $2.2 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share.

2007 earnings per share were positively impacted by improved operating performance, a lower share count, and the favorable income tax impact from the ability to recognize United States foreign tax credits that were previously assumed not to be fully utilizable.

Net income in 2007 was $3.5 billion, or $3.68 per diluted share, compared to 2006 net income of $2.3 billion, or $2.23 per diluted share. Income from discontinued operations in 2007 included a net gain of $933 million recorded for the separation of KBR, Inc.

Halliburton's consolidated revenue in the fourth quarter of 2007 was $4.2 billion, up 19% from the fourth quarter of 2006. This increase was attributable to increased worldwide activity, particularly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Picture Perfect


According to Harpers, George W. Bush has spoken out many times about his attachment to this painting by W.H.D. Koerner entitled "A Charge to Keep." Chimpy even had his ghost writers use the title for his inane revisionist autobiography.

Chimpoloeon says the painting depicts "a missionary spreading the word of the Methodist Christianity in the American West in the late nineteenth century."

Unfortunately, Jacob Weisberg, the author of a forthcoming book on the President, did a bit of research on the painting and discovered that it really depicts "a silver-tongued horse thief fleeing from a lynch mob."

Writes Harpers: "The president of the United States has identified closely with a man he sees as a mythic, heroic figure. But in fact he’s a wily criminal one step out in front of justice. It perfectly reflects Bush the man. . . and Bush the president."

Playing Dead




ABC Faces Indecency Fine For 2003 NYPD Blue Episode


Showing an actress partially naked is worthy of a million dollar fine.

But killing a hundred thousand Iraqi people -and not showing it- is just fine.

Promoting war through the media is OK too. Heck, losing billions upon billions of dollars is just peachy as well. But don't think for one second that you can show a naked body on TV or else the FCC will fine you $1.43 million for indecency. Talk about disturbing and indecent.

For the FCC, the episode of "NYPD Blue" was an indecency twofer.

"We find that the programming at issue is within the scope of our indecency definition because it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs -- specifically an adult woman's buttocks," the FCC wrote in its ruling.

My goodness. These people require a serious dose of psychological assistance. It's always wonderful to be lectured on morality by the same Southern Baptists who stand at the top of Christian denominations with divorce rates. The Bible Belt leads the nation in divorce, yet they always cry and point the finger at everyone else as the root of evil. Look in a mirror and quit spending everyone else's money for silly puritan campaigns. If only they cared so much about peace in the world.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cyclist Killer, Qu'est Que Ce?


Drunk Bigot Murders Gay Cyclist
AP News (my headline)
Jan 24, 2008 06:01 EST

A judge sentenced a woman to nearly the maximum prison term for negligent homicide after hearing a recorded jail conversation in which she made light of the bicyclist she killed.

Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 death of Paul L'Ecuyer.

She could have gotten as few as four years behind bars, but Superior Court Judge Michael Cruikshank sentenced her Tuesday to 10 1/2 years — one year shy of the maximum.


Cruikshank said he found a telephone conversation between Arrington and an unknown male friend, a week after L'Ecuyer was killed, to be "breathtaking in its inhumanity."

During the conversation, the man told Arrington that an acquaintance believed she should get a medal and a parade because she had "taken out" a "tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot."

Arrington laughed. When the man said he knew it was a terrible thing to say, she responded, "No, it's not."

Assistant Public Defender Michael Rosenbluth told the judge his client has never been "cold, callous or flippant" about L'Ecuyer's death and has always felt remorseful.

Arrington said words couldn't express how she feels, and that once she's out of prison, she hopes to share her story with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

L'Ecuyer, 45, was riding his bike the night of Dec. 1, 2006 when Arrington swerved off the road, hit him and then continued for 800 feet before stopping, according to Deputy Pima County Attorney Jonathan Mosher.

Arrington's blood-alcohol content was .156 percent, nearly double Arizona's .08 legal limit. She had been driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI.


Tucson Citizen Source Article

Blog post and video link

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Andrew Ledger


Heath Andrew Ledger, April 4, 1979 - Jan. 22, 2008



"Seeing the film disturbed me. I felt that, as the ancient Egyptians had removed a corpse's brain through the nostril with a slender hook before mummification, the cast and crew of this film, from the director down had gotten into my mind and pulled out images. Especially did I feel this about Heath Ledger, who knew better than I how Ennis felt and thought, whose intimate depiction of that achingly needy ranch kid builds with frightening power...my story was not mangled but enlarged into huge and gripping imagery that rattled minds and squeezed hearts." - Annie Proulx, author of Brokeback Mountain

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Did Dems Discriminate?


Why simply critique the idiocy of the Republican Party, especially when the Dems allegedly dumped an outreach organizer who's gay?

Donald Hitchcock (left in photo) was fired May 2 as the Democratic Party's gay outreach adviser. His partner, Paul Yandura (rt), said the move was in retaliation for a letter Yandura wrote accusing DNC Chair Howard Dean of failing to take adequate steps to defend gay rights.

The former director of LGBT outreach at the Democratic National Committee is suing the party and three high level employees for discrimination by sexual orientation, retaliation and defamation.

Donald Hitchcock was fired last year after his partner, former Clinton administration official Paul Yandura, criticized the party for not doing enough on LGBT issues, particularly state marriage ban amendments. Yandura claims that the party viewed gays as primarily a source of donations.

Hitchcock, who worked for the DNC from June 2005 to May 2, 2006, says the party violated the D.C. Human Rights Act, which bars employment discrimination by sexual orientation. He says that besides firing him, they paid him less than non-gay employees doing similar work, and made false public statements that he was not doing his job.

He sued the DNC, its chair Howard Dean, its openly gay treasurer Andy Tobias, and deputy finance director Julie Tagen in District of Columbia Superior Court on May 1.

The defendants answered the complaint May 31, denying all the allegations.


The Washington Blade's got the story.

Queerty has an expansive post with all the players in this little drama.

Here's a short version from Gay Peoples Chronicle.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Edwards disses Reagan


And I love him for it!!

“When you think about what Ronald Reagan did to the American people, to the middle class to the working people,” said Edwards, “He was openly – openly – intolerant of unions and the right to organize. He openly fought against the union and the organized labor movement in this country. He openly did extraordinary damage to the middle class and working people, created a tax structure that favored the very wealthiest Americans and caused the middle class and working people to struggle every single day. The destruction of the environment, you know, eliminating regulation of companies that were polluting and doing extraordinary damage to the environment.”

“I can promise you this: this president will never use Ronald Reagan as an example for change.”

Link



It's funny. When reichwingers aren't busy attacking Hillary Clinton for being a woman who isn't a supermodel, or falsely claiming Barack Obama is a Muslim, they make fun of Edwards for being too cute.

I want a cute president. 7 -soon 8- years of a demonic raisinface for a president I can't bear to look at is wearing on a liberal!

Tiger, Tiger; Burnout's Blight



So, the "victims" of the tiger attack at SF Zoo were drunk, stoned, and jumped into the median enclosure where they weren't supposed to go.
They taunted the tiger, threw stuff at her, and according to critics, deserved what they got ...allegedly.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

LOL Cat Election


(for those unfamiliar...http://www.icanhascheezburger.com)

"Let me show u my tear. MY TEAR. LET ME SHOW YOU." - Hillary Boodles

(standing in litter box) "CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE! ALL ABOUT CHANGE!" - lotta catz

"i can haz vote fur ruddee. 911111!" - Terracat

"I has a God. n fried skwirlz." - mik hukabycat

"I CAN HAZ WHAIT HOWZ?" - Opawma

"NO BUTTSECKS!!!" - teh republkantz

"it can b flattacks tiem nao pls? k thx by." - ron paulcat

"i is pro laif. srsly" - mit romncat

"mai populizm let me show u it." - john edwardspaws

"prezident-pickin cat watching u from yr ceiling and yr internets!" - Meowmedia

"oh hai UFOs willz tak ur babyz." - Kucinichcat

"oh hai eyez nappin iz leckshun ovah?" - freddiecat

"He gots blowed but eye luvs hm neway, k?" - Clintoncat

"JOOLEEANNEE - DO NOT WANT!!!" - mos Repurrvs

"I IZ BECOMIN PREZIDENT-GETS MAI *OWN* INTERNZ!" - HilLoLary

"i iz karizma monster laik raygun n kenady meenz i win." - purr-ack opawma

"we mad u a primary but we ated it" - florda & micigan demcatic partyz

On the Ropes



Circo Zero, playing now in SF at Project Artaud Theatre.

After its recent sold-out run, the acrobatic political theatre-dance ensemble returns for more performances of director Keith Hennessy's darkly evocative and haunting Sol Niger (Black Sun). $25 (pay what you can Jan. 23, and low-income discounts this week). Wed-Sat. 8pm. Thru Jan. 26. 450 Florida St. at 17th. (800) 838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Fourth Wall


In this week's Windy City Times:

Bailiwick's Fight to Stay Alive

In which the director of Bailiwick Repertory Theatre blames everything outside of his collapsing nonprofit for his company's massive financial deficit.

My play PINS was "produced" (I use that term lightly) there in summer 2006. I have yet to be paid anything, other than in bad reviews and the scars of having witnessed my fairly good drama turned into a sordid nightmare of theatrical incompetence.
(Imagery is from the 2002 premiere for New Conservatory Theatre Center, which I highly recommend to both playwrights and viewers).

Bailiwick's director claims "artists always get paid." Not this one.
Bitter much? You betcha. Suing much? Yup.
You can read my effusive quotes in the article.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

IPOst-mortem?


Perhaps it was the hubris of appropriating the acronym LGBT and literally turning it into a monetary symbol.

Perhaps it was the massive overspending.
Perhaps it was the megalomaniacal higher-ups who flew around the world on the company wallet.
Perhaps it was sheer karma for selling gay media down the river like a dressed up whore.

Whatever, Bill Gates' $25 million hasn't helped Planet Out/Gay.com from tanking.

Yeah, I worked for them - each - briefly.
Here's a few 2000-era articles that I wrote for them, dredged up and linkified a while back.

I actually got some good work done, when I wasn't being backstabbed by a catty talentless copy editor, sabotaged by sociopathic co-producers and other assorted freaks.

Schadenfreude? Mebbe. The people I had to work with aren't there any more. I don't even think they have humans working there anymore; just bots.

Inevitable? Didn't have to be.
Predictable? Oh, yeah.

(other sources:)
Bay Area Reporter
CNBC
Joe.My.God
Queerty has a hilariously snide history of following this.
Chris Crain's is a bit more measured.

Monday, January 14, 2008

B52s!!


Take the good news when you can get it.

The B52s new CD will be out in a month.

The B-52’s are going from the “Love Shack” to the Funplex. The long-running Athens, Georgia foursome (which does indeed include Cindy Wilson once again) gave Rock Daily the lowdown on their first album of fresh material since 1992’s Good Stuff, which is coming out in February. “We thought, we’re gonna keep [touring], we’re gonna need some new songs for the show, we need to put a new album out there,” explains guitarist Keith Strickland. During a trip to Maui in 2003, he says, “This idea for the sound of the new album just popped into my head, and I felt that the sound and direction of the music would be right for us, so for the first time in years, I felt inspired enough to begin writing music for a new B-52’s album.”

Friday, January 11, 2008

New Scamshire


"While I have no evidence at this time --- let me repeat, no evidence at this time --- of chicanery, what we do know is that chicanery, with this particular voting system, is not particularly difficult. Particularly when one private company --- and a less-than-respectable one at that, as I detailed in the previous post --- runs the entire process."

Clinton would not have beat Obama without the aid of Diebold voting machines. In precincts where electronic voting machines were used, Clinton got a 7% swing over Obama, having gained 5% in comparison to hand-counted ballots and Obama losing 2%.

As we reported yesterday, the contract for programming all of New Hampshire's Diebold voting machines, which combined counted 81 per cent of the vote yesterday, is owned by LHS Associates, whose owner John Silvestro has gone to great lengths to deflect accusations that the machines can easily be rigged.

After purchasing a Diebold 1.94w machine, the same system used in New Hampshire, a computer repair shop employee picked at random by Black Box Voting was able to zero in on the system's vulnerable memory card within just ten minutes. Hacking expert Harri Hursti testified in front of the New Hampshire legislature that the machines were wide open to fraud.

PrisonPlanet
It's not as if Sutton had a handful of voters like some other districts - a total of 386 people voted yet we are led to believe that not one voted for Ron Paul? Judging by the Iowa results, around 10% of residents would be expected to vote for the Congressman, returning a total of around 38 votes in this district. Let's be ultra-conservative and say just 5% support Paul - he'd still get 19 votes - but he got absolutely none whatsoever. Is there something wrong with this picture?

Greenville also tallied 144 votes yet not one for Congressman Paul. Anyone else in Sutton who voted for Ron Paul needs to go public immediately with the charge of vote fraud and make it known that they were cheated out of their right to vote.

Diebold voting machines also did Congressman Paul no favors last night - compared to hand counted ballots Giuliani gained just short of 0.5% from electronic voting whereas Paul lost over 2%, which was the difference between finishing 4th and 5th, as this graph documents.

Mitt Romney profited the most from the Diebold swing, he received 7% more votes compared to hand counted ballots. In the Democratic race the Diebold voting machines clearly swung the primary in Hillary Clinton's favor at the expense of Barack Obama, who had a commanding lead over the New York Senator going into the contest.

Zogby polling numbers had Obama leading Clinton by a whopping 42/29 per cent, yet Clinton eventually took the primary by three per cent.

"If I was Barack Obama, I'd certainly not have conceded this election this quickly," writes The Brad Blog. "I'm not quite sure what he was thinking. And as far as offering an indication of whether he understands how these systems work, and the necessity of making sure that votes are counted, and counted accurately, it does not offer a great deal of confidence at this hour."

Fox News
Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, on Thursday called for a recount to ensure that all ballots in his party’s contest were counted.

He cites “serious and credible reports, allegations and rumors” about the integrity of Tuesday results. Kucinich alluded to online reports alleging disparities around the state between hand-counted ballots, which tended to favor Barack Obama, and machine-counted ones that tended to favor Hillary Clinton. He also noted the difference between pre-election polls, which indicated Obama would win, and Clinton’s triumph by a 39 percent to 37 percent margin.

Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan responded that Kucinich is entitled to a statewide recount, but under New Hampshire law Kucinich will have to pay for it. Scanlan said he had “every confidence” the results are accurate.

Did Hillary Really Win?
Could someone have messed with the vote in New Hampshire?

That is what some people are wondering, after looking closely at the totals in the votes for surprise Democratic primary victor Hillary Clinton, and for Barack Obama, who placed instead of winning as all the polls had predicted he would. And thanks to candidate Dennis Kucinich, we are likely to find out. Kucinich today filed a request, and a required $2000 fee, to order up a manual recount of the machine ballots cast in the state.

Polls taken as late as the day before the Tuesday vote showed Obama up by 10 to 15 points over Clinton, whom he had just beaten the week before in Iowa, but when the votes were counted, Clinton ended up beating Obama in New Hampshire 39.4 per cent to 36.8 per cent. In a replay of what happened in Ohio in 2004, exit polling reportedly also showed Obama to be winning the New Hampshire primary.

When that's not what happened, shocked polling firms and surprised pundits, all of whom had been expecting a big Obama win, were left stumbling for explanations for the Hillary comeback from an 8 per cent drubbing in Iowa (even the Clinton campaign, whose own internal polling had predicted her defeat, were at a loss). Explanations ranged from her teary eyed final public appearance before primary day and some sexist heckling she had received, to dark talk about a wave of hidden racism in the voting booth.

But there were anomalies in the numbers that have some people suggesting something else: vote fraud.


Can You count on Voting Machines?

As the primaries start in New Hampshire this week and roll on through the next few months, the erratic behavior of voting technology will once again find itself under a microscope. In the last three election cycles, touch-screen machines have become one of the most mysterious and divisive elements in modern electoral politics. Introduced after the 2000 hanging-chad debacle, the machines were originally intended to add clarity to election results. But in hundreds of instances, the result has been precisely the opposite: they fail unpredictably, and in extremely strange ways; voters report that their choices “flip” from one candidate to another before their eyes; machines crash or begin to count backward; votes simply vanish. (In the 80-person town of Waldenburg, Ark., touch-screen machines tallied zero votes for one mayoral candidate in 2006 — even though he’s pretty sure he voted for himself.) Most famously, in the November 2006 Congressional election in Sarasota, Fla., touch-screen machines recorded an 18,000-person “undervote” for a race decided by fewer than 400 votes.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hollywooden


In which two viewers of American Conservatory Theatre's new production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow discuss its merits:

"And?"
"Pretty good, just-"
"Yeah. Too..."
"Like Abbott and Costello at some points, not-"
"Real enough?"
"Real. Yeah. The tempo, the natural-"
"-interruptions?"
"Too ping-pongy."
"Handsome guy, though."
"The lead?"
"Yeah, and the other guy-"
"Kind of a Paul Giamatti type."
"Mmm."
"But the other guy; tall."
"Was on The Sopranos."
"Really?"
"I think. Said so in his bio."
"Studly even."
"But not-"
"What?"
"Desperate for the woman, they-"
"Yeah, he could get any one."
"Is that the point?"
"Could be. He's changed."
"Changed by the-"
"-experience; not the cold Hollywood suit you'd expect."
"The sets were nice."
"You think?"
"Yeah, clever, cool."
"The woman-"
"Clever, calculating."
"Can't see Madonna handling that."
"Distracting. It would've been-"
"Yeah."
"Loved the part with the book."
"Hilarious."
"Is it supposed to be?"
"It got dark, but people were still laughing."
"Hmm."
"Well, it is Mamet."
"Hmm."
"Pulitzer, the guy's got."
"Yeah, but-"
"Can't argue with a Pulitzer."
(pause)
"I could."
"Pretty much shows why my books'll never be made into movies."
"What was that producer?"
"The one."
"Yeah."
"Thought about it. Strung me along."
"And?"
"Said he read my script."
"And?"
"Chose to do Naked Boys Singing, the movie."
"There you go."

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rudy Giuliani: Fascist


Fascism: an authoritarian political ideology that considers individual and social interests subordinate to the interests of the state or party.


Giuliani, Jan 8, 2008: "What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be," he said at the forum, sponsored by The New York Post. "Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Our Childs is Learning


Great article on Daily Koz: the Republican Debates as Told by a Nine-Year-Old:

McCain = Sarge
Thompson = Wrinkles
Paul = Bunny Ears
Romney = Oily
Huckabee = Beagle Eyes
Giuliani = Carrot Face


Interrupt alot!

Beagle Eyes
Arrogant foreign policy
We need 400,000 troops
Don't let politicians get involved
Leave it to military with blood on their boots.

Carrot Face
President policy good
War good
Patriot Act good
Electric snooping good
Capturing Saddam mistake
Surge mistake
Clinton peace dividend bad
We need more troops
We need more ships

Wrinkles
Constitution has 10 Amendments
Immigration is bad
Secure border from immigration

Sarge
Bush right
America is safe
America is not safe
America is safe
Rumsfeld failure
Petraeus is good
Strategy was bad
Now it is good

Sarge is confusing

Bunny Ears

We are bullies
Policemen
If not listening we bomb them.
If listening we give them money.

Oily, Wrinkles and Carrot Face are making fun of Bunny Ears.


More at Daily Kos.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

...He Plainly is Insane



There's been a lot of talk about the risk of violence committed against Barack Obama by bilious hate-filled rightwingers. And who better to exemplify that than Fox "News" blathermeister Bill O'Lielly?

The potato-faced hothead shoved his way through a crowd -and shoved an Obama staffer- in a pathetic attempt to get an interview with Obama, swearing and threatening his way through the crowd at a recent speech along the campaign trail. The rightwing idiot was caught on camera being the ass he truly is.
video

Secret Service guys had to restrain O'Lielly as he shouted and shoved, says Huffington Post.



video source: Crooks and Liars

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Fame and Rain...


Okay, so Obama and the crazy snake-handler Hucksterbee got their respective party's endorsement in the bizarre process of caucuses in Iowa, which, last time it was explained to me, are similar to a peer pressure-filled meeting of a high school prom theme selection committee. You basically sit in a crowded school room and raise your hand. At least Diebold hasn't figured out how to fix that process - yet.

And here in SF, it rained - a lot. I passed no less than a dozen felled small tress and big branches on my sopping bike ride to work today. That's one time when the news was accurate. I was expecting a power outage, so I worked fast.

But what warmed my heart today was hearing that Elizabeth Montgomery got a posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame star. I had just watched a few Netflixed episodes of Bewitched and have to agree. Anyone who could convincingly portray a woman more in love with Darrin #1 than being queen of the Witches deserves some form of accolade. I always adored her.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Iowasteland





Romney's flak disses 'militant gays'
Recently on MSNBC’s Hardball, former senator Jim Talent, now an adviser to Mitt Romney, discussed Romney’s record on gays. Talent maintained that Romney has never been inconsistent on gay rights and has “always” wanted to stop the influence of “the militant gays”:

"He’s always had the same position as to regards to the gay agenda. Look, he wants to know people to know he values gay people as people, okay? But he doesn’t want the militant gays to be able to change the cultural institutions of the country."

Funny, I don't recall marching with weapons at any recent time.

Maybe he was referring to these folks:

Anti-war Protesters Arrested at Obama HQ


Meanwhile, fundie freak Huckabee shows his disdain for unions by yucking it up on Jay "Fire all the writers" Leno tonight. I did not watch.

The only thing good about the Iowa caucus? No electronic ballots, I think.