September 30, 2008

If looks could...

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 30, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last week was a bad one for the McCain campaign, no matter how you slice it. First, he pulls the stunt of trying to "suspend" the campaign, only to get called out by Obama when the chronology of their exchange...Read More


Trans for Obama fundraiser

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Helen Boyd is a partner of a trans person and queerio in her own right. She is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married. Her blog (en)gender can be found...Read More


What's next? Sinbad in the Secret Service?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sometimes it's absolutely amazing how often Hollywood and Washington mix and mingle. Clinton's Balkan excursions were often compared to Wag the Dog, for example, while Deputy Director of the US Office of Personnel Management, Howard Weizmann, recently opposed federal domestic...Read More


Tennessee: public gay sex sting results in lawsuit over bias

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 30, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A recent police public sex sting in Johnson City, TN netted 40 men -- all of whom had their photos released to the public, something not the norm for Johnson City's PD in other similar situations. The reason these men...Read More


More on Palin's Scary Religious Affiliations

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 30, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Oh, I get it. The reason that major news media are not asking Sarah Palin about Joel's Army is...they're shaking in their shoes. They're afraid Palin will start yelling that her faith is being persecuted. As one friend of mine...Read More


Dateless, Not Desperate, Lesbians

Filed by Michele O'Mara | September 30, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm a 38 year old lesbian and I have been trying to get a date for almost two years now and haven't met a single person. Between all the head games, lies and weirdos I'm at the point where...Read More


A failed economy hurts us more

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | September 30, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

In the face of a financial Armageddon, the economy has become the center of the campaign, where it should have been all along. But the moment all Americans have been waiting for - the McCain-Obama debate - was a yawn....Read More


Just the average binational gay couple

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm taking this week off from TBP so don't expect to see me around here at all. I'm taking a trip to Ireland today and will be back in the US Friday, and back somewhere on Monday. I thought I'd...Read More


Where Are The Good Men?

Filed by Bishop Mahee | September 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

As I departed from a Democratic Party meeting, I was approached by a community activist named Ari Mendel, who thanked me for the presentation I had done at his democratic club. He went on to explain to me that the...Read More


Curt Smith: Theocracy needed STAT!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Oh, Indiana wingnuts. Will you ever stop providing so many examples of exactly why your mix of religious extremism and political power are so dangerous? This morning's e-mail brought a fundraising pitch by the Indiana Family Institute's Curt Smith. He's...Read More


Outside the Comfort Zone: Corporate Courage on Social Causes

Filed by Donna Rose | September 30, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Corporate support for political legislation on social causes is nothing new. In fact, it's probably as old as politics itself. However, it's often a tricky proposition. Generally speaking, companies are hesitant to get actively involved in the political machinery of...Read More


I Can See Manchuria

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

My head feels like the terrorists have won. Last Friday, we went to a friend's house for dinner and the debate. My galpal was quickly driven out of the TV room by McCain's smarmy opening gambit about Ted Kennedy's hospitalization....Read More


Phoning for Florida

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 30, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The pollsters say "It's too close to call"... So we need you calling with us! Join the Phoning for Florida effort from anywhere in the country and help us defeat Amendment 2. If you have a telephone and an internet...Read More


Britney Spears vs. Chris Crocker! Womanizer vs Gutter!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 30, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Who would win in a steel cage match, Britney "Toxic" Spears or Chris "Cornhole" Crocker? What do you think of her new song Womanizer and his new song Mind in the Gutter? I gave you...Read More


As Economy Tanks, McCain to Hold L.A. Fundraiser

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 30, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Even as news is spreading across the internet and television about the defeat of the bailout bill in Congress and continued economic turmoil John McCain is getting ready for a massive Hollywood fundraiser on Wednesday. You may remember that McCain...Read More


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What did McCain do again?

Filed by Ed Team | September 30, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What Sen. McCain was able to do ... was to help get all of the parties to the table. There had been announcements by Senate leaders saying that a deal had been reached earlier in the week. There were no...Read More


Daisy Girl 2008

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Californians Against Hate released their first commercial opposing the California marriage amendment yesterday. Campaign manager Fred Karger told Bilerico Project, "We want to remind people exactly who is giving vast sums of money to try...Read More