February 21, 2012

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A Halftime Show & the Night I Made a Straight Bar Sing

Filed by James Holmes | February 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Like a Prayer" holds a special place in my heart, not because of its chorale backing, but because it was also my first and only lip sync performance in drag - impromptu, in a straight bar, and in the middle of Missouri.Read More


It Gets Better MTV Special Airs Tonight

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just a reminder that Dan Savage's It Gets Better MTV/Logo special will air tonight at 11pm Eastern. I've often been critical of the It Gets Better project, but a documentary about the topic of LGBT youth suicide is sorely needed.Read More


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2012: The Year of the Billionaire

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 21, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Thanks in part to Obama's campaign, 2008 was known as the year of the small donor. But with his decision to accept the reality of super PACs, the 2012 election may turn out to be the Year of the Billionaire. Read More


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Whitney Houston's Death as a 12-Step Meeting

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 21, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

There's a saying in 12 Step meetings: "There, but for the Grace of God, go I." It never occurred to me to think about that when I read stories about Whitney Houston - until I heard Kevin Costner speak at her funeral.Read More


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Bob McDonnell, Felony Sexual Penetration, & Virginia's Proposed Ultrasound Bill

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 21, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Take a good look at the following image that depicts what Taliban Bob McDonnell will be doing to women against their will if he signs the ultrasound bill and then ask yourself if this is the handiwork of a moderate.Read More


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Fat Tuesday [Open Thread]

Filed by James Holmes | February 21, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

It's the last day of sinning for some of us (not me) before Lent begins tomorrow. Have any great Mardi Gras plans? Cock and boob flashing for shiny plastic? Hurricanes during your lunch break? Let us know. Read More


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Tuesday Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday was President's Day but the news didn't take the day off (and I'm pretty sure the President didn't either!). What do you need to know this morning? Here it is.Read More


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Is AZ Sheriff Babeu's Story About Outing, Immigration or Mitt Romney?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 21, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

The story of Arizona's Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu - an anti-illegal immigration hardliner and a Republican rising star running for Congress - has been firing up news outlets that think they've hit the trifecta.Read More


Why Do Rightwing Christians Lie to Win?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 9:20 AM | comments

The Minnesota for Marriage coalition will do anything to pass a marriage amendment - including lie their chastity belts off. Watch as they claim that children raised by "married parents" do better in life. What they neglect to tell...Read More


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Whitney Houston Killed by Illuminati?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 9:09 AM | comments

"Whitney was sacrificed aka thrown from the freedom train, and done away with a day before the Grammy's as a industry ritual. She was found dead in a bath tub within the hotel of Clive Davis Pre- Grammy Awards party....Read More