Media: June 2007

From the WTF files...

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is something I've been stewing about for quite a few days now and I just have to get it off of my chest. You may have noticed that Shakesville.com has gone dark since last Thursday. Closed. Shut down temporarily....Read More


The Invaluable Snopes.com

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | June 24, 2007 | 2:54 PM | comments

My first reaction to George Will's column in this morning's Indianapolis Star was something along the lines of "George, you like to posture as a sophisticated, world-weary intellectual--and you've been taken in by another urban legend!" The gist of Will's...Read More


Strangely now I'm feeling better about the whole thing, but I like the poetry of these earlier thoughts

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 24, 2007 | 4:36 AM | comments

I always forget how horrible Pride is, I mean no I don't forget how horrible it is. What I forget is how all-encompassing it becomes. I've only seen a few gay tourists so far, and I haven't been to anything...Read More


Is theft a family value?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2007 | 8:00 PM | comments

Wow. It's official. I'm a "homosexual activist." And you may be too! The American Family Association (AFA) sent out an action alert today slamming Governor Mitch Daniels. Earlier this month the Guv was asked whether he would push for a...Read More


A gay senior looks at the hair whorl controversy

Filed by Don Sherfick | June 22, 2007 | 8:10 AM | comments

Last Tuesday fellow contributor Alex Blaze was critical of a study of what may well prove to rival Al Gore in terms of exposing another Inconvenient Truth: If you're gay or lesbian your hair is likely to go around the...Read More


Another Independent Press Catastrophe -- The End of Punk Planet

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 19, 2007 | 4:21 PM | comments

I've always had mixed feelings about Punk Planet -- and punk, really. Punk was what I wanted to be in high school but I was too much of a faggot to ever get accepted among the purposefully downtrodden. I still...Read More


OMG, how plagiaristic, Yahoo!'s new gossip blog

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 18, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Frank of !! omg blog !! just put up a post about Yahoo!'s new gossip blog: omg! Check out their design: I see Yahoo!'s going with the lower case "omg" instead of "Oh, my God", the exclamation point, the same...Read More


More lies from the American "Family" Association

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2007 | 1:21 PM | comments

Those darn fundies! They just don't know how to tell the truth anymore! While they like to promote the Bible as the source of all knowledge and truth, that "truth" part seems to be a little difficult for them these...Read More


Sperm party!!!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2007 | 4:10 PM | comments

Puerto Rico is a colorful island filled with vibrant personalities, including their fundies. The above picture is from an anti-gay, anti-choice demonstration, where some of the ralliers thought it would be moving to dress up their kids as rainbow sperm...Read More


The Honest Truth

Filed by Marti Abernathey | June 08, 2007 | 12:52 AM | comments

This is the most honest assessment I've heard so far on the real reason conservative Christians oppose hate crimes bills......Read More


Shirley Phelps-Roper was arrested

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 06, 2007 | 9:45 PM | comments

Fred Phelps's daughter, who has played an integral role in the functioning of the Westboro Baptist Church's protests, was arrested yesterday for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her son was caught stomping an American flag. From the Lawrence...Read More


No more Bono for me, Mama, I'm full!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2007 | 2:59 PM | comments

From the International Herald-Tribune: Bono, the rock star and campaigner against third-world debt, is asking the Irish government to contribute more to Africa. At the same time, he is reducing tax payments that could help finance that aid. After Ireland...Read More