26 May 2009

Did California Supreme Court actually help the cause of equal marriage rights?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare In many posts here on the Blend, I’ve noted how some of the homobigots are really just concerned over an eight-letter word, “marriage”.  Not the hardcore

08 May 2009

Actor David Ogden Stiers comes out of the closet looking for love

What?!?  Major Charles Emerson Winchester III from M*A*S*H is gay?  Has anyone told Senator Lindsey Graham?  We can’t have Chuck peeking at Hawkeye and BJ in the camp showers, can we?  (Gasp!)  BJ!  Oh, dear, I never thought of it before!  A gay Bostonian and a guy named BJ sleeping

08 May 2009

Texas School Board votes on the age of the Universe

Next up, a motion to declare pi equal to three exactly, so that the math will be easier.

04 May 2009

So Joe the “Plumber” won’t let “queers” near his kids?

By now you may have read (perhaps here, I’ve been away) about Joe Wienerschnitzel (a.k.a. “Joe the Plumber”) talking about how he “would not let queers near [his] children”.  Funny thing, I was just thinking how I would never let Joe Wurlitzer near my kids.  Weird coincidence. A friend of

12 Apr 2009

Rev. James Dobson on the Culture War: “We have lost”

Ah, some good news from the Telegraph (UK) on this Easter (or as I call it, Sunday): James Dobson, 72, who resigned recently as head of Focus on the Family – one of the largest Christian groups in the country – and once denounced the Harry Potter books as witchcraft,

29 Mar 2009

“Surprise Wedding” – Ah, sanctity!

Today my wife and I are laying around in bed watching Sunday TV.  First, President Obama does me the biggest PR favor of the week by bringing up Al Capone and Prohibition in the context of drug war violence in Mexico.  Then Senator McCain gets a laugh trying to answer

07 Feb 2009

Beau Breedlove “kiss and tell” on Portland Mayor Sam Adams Affair

7pm local time, I’m flipping through channels and I land on my local NBC affiliate, KGW, and a news anchor telling me the story about to be told is controversial and not meant to be salacious, but will cover material of a sexual nature that is newsworthy as it may

02 Feb 2009

Michael Phelps – Pot Smoking Athlete

You may recall the ONDCP “Burrito Taster” ad campaign I mocked a while back (The Drug Czar’s Latest Ads – Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work (even if “potheads” aren’t).  GanjaBlue via Twitter asked the universe for a parody of that ad featuring Michael Phelps. Your wish is my command.

21 Jan 2009

Transgendered model makes splash in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio closed its main fashion event of the year with less attention to the clothes than the model — a transgendered actress. Patricia Araujo received a standing ovation after parading along the runway for the Complexo B brand late Friday to end the weeklong event in

20 Jan 2009

The John Roberts Presidential Oath

So I asked rhetorically, “What could George W. Bush fuck up in the last thirty minutes of his presidency?” I got the answer in the form of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, installed by George W. Bush (and a feline Senate), fucking up a simple THIRTY FIVE WORD