August 19, 2008


Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 19, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Over in the comments section of another Indiana focused blog, I notice that Indianapolis based anti-tax activist Melyssa Donaghy is defending herself from accusations of anti-semitism. At the root of the controversy, Melyssa posted a link to a cartoon on...Read More

Always be Curious

Filed by Michele O'Mara | August 19, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

What is one thing I can do, starting immediately, to significantly improve my relationship in a way that will help us last forever? ~ Seeking Forever Seeker, Now here's a McQuestion begging for a drive-through answer. Let me see...Read More

John McCain promises to re-criminalize homosexuality

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

This deserves its own post separate from the one I wrote on Rick Warren's presidential forum earlier. No, he doesn't say that in so many words, but that's exactly what would happen: Neither candidate shied away from a question about...Read More

Vital Nerd Update, Part 3

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 19, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

What with all the excitement generated by The Dark Knight and anticipation of The Watchmen, I think it prudent to mention that one of my favorite current comic series, Y: The Last Man, recently issued its final paperback trade, making...Read More

Will "Feminists for Obama" help us at DNC?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | August 19, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Michelle Obama won't use the F-word. Alice Walker called it by another name. Her daughter, Rebecca Walker, an icon of the "Third Wave" of feminism, redefined the F-word and then denounced it. And when Hillary Clinton used the F-word, before...Read More

McCain is a secret Romulan

Filed by Storm Bear | August 19, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge After watching this past weekend's "megachurch debate" McCain showed that he really has only two main planks in his platform - Kill It and Drill It. Killing and drilling is all he seems to know. Obama...Read More

Marriage and Religion in the public square: No, they don't have to

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's Obama at Rick Warren's presidential forum on same-sex marriage: When asked to define marriage, he told Warren, "It's a union between a man and a woman." "For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God's in the...Read More

Michael Phelps wins gold gold gold gold gold gold gold gold

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 19, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What have been your favorite Olympic moments so far? I love all Olympic talk so have at it - I'll enjoy reading it. 2. Do you think they should...Read More

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 19, 2008 | 2:24 PM | comments

Pardon my quiet these past few days, but I've been spending my free time zooming around on my brand spanking new road bike. While I used to ride quite a bit, I haven't had a decent bicycle in a few...Read More

New LGBT for Obama blog launches

Filed by Bil Browning | August 19, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm proud to announce that several Bilerico Project contributors (including myself) have been invited to blog at the new LGBT for Obama blog. The site launched yesterday and will be a clearinghouse for Obama-related LGBT news and opinion. You'll be...Read More

Who's The Real Elitist?

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | August 19, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

This video deserves to be passed around to all your friends and co-workers who still think John McCain is a man of the people. If the Republicans can take issue at a $400 haircut, I think it perfectly pertinent to...Read More

This collective sense of doom

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | August 19, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I love this series called Passing on the Pen at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, curated by mystery writer Michael Nava. The series consists of writers in conversation -- last week it was Trebor Healey and Karl Soehnlein....Read More

Bill Donohue takes on Towleroad

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (that one dude typing away, all alone with his delusion that he represents anyone in the Catholic community) is picking on Towleroad and Bitch PhD. because they got DNC credentials. He called them all...Read More

Couples Brave the Storm for Miami Domestic Partnerships

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 19, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

According to the Miami Herald, 26 couples (24 same-sex and 2 heterosexual) braved Tropical Storm Fay's pounding rain to register on the first day of Miami-Dade County's Domestic Partnership registry. The storm forced the office to close at noon (and...Read More

Yellow Peril: A Chinese American's Olympic Struggle

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 19, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

In case you haven't noticed, I'm Chinese. I'm also American. I won't go into a whole Amy Tan-esque lament of intercultural limbo, as I think (or at least hope) the difficulties of Chinese-Americans to find cultural solace in a country...Read More

Infrequent Flier Smiles

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 19, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I am pleased to announce, I have accrued no frequent flier miles this month of August. I have filled my 1998 Jeep's gas tank once and that was because there is something wrong with the gas gauge and John, my...Read More


Every great cause

Filed by Ed Team | August 19, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -- American author Eric Hoffer...Read More

Exxon John McCain

Filed by Bil Browning | August 19, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Tax breaks for big oil? Most people say no. Not Exxon John with lobbyists running his show. Exxon John....Read More