Rodrigo Ugarte

Rocker Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed By Rodrigo Ugarte | July 20, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Dan Gainor, Democrats, Emmy Awards, Eurozone, Frank Lautenberg, Germany, Good As You, government bailout, Internet addiction, Jeremy Hooper, John Rocker, Koch Brothers, same-sex marriage, Spain, Steve Kornacki, WorldNetDaily

JOHNROCKER_baseball.jpegYet again I open with a sports story! Former MLB pitcher and now columnist for World Net Daily, John Rocker, told Politico that he doesn't care whether two men or two women want to get married. Now tell me you were not expecting that! The self-identifying conservative, who rose to infamy because of a Sports Illustrated interview, explaining how he doesn't have the authority to decide how others should live their lives. Despite his other more conservative viewpoints, Rocker's dissent from mainstream conservatism on both same-sex marriage and abortion can hopefully bring a slightly different voice to - though I'd rather wait and see. Here are other news bites you need to know:

  • Outsports lists how many LGBT athletes will be representing their countries in London, though not much has changed.
  • Good As You's Jeremy Hooper isn't real! Who knew?! Apparently he's really a personality created within the confines of the Internet . . . which then God made gay. Or so thinks Dan Gainor, the VP of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center. Gainor went on Bryan Fischer's show and claimed all the fuss about Chick-Fil-A was created by lefty-homo A.I's. Hooper tried to correct him via Twitter and an argument over Hooper's existence ensued.
  • Steve Kornacki explains the Democrat's weakest link and how it can hinder Obama's second term if he's reelected.
  • War of Words. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) attacks Koch Industries and the Koch brothers' role in usurping our democracy in a speech favoring the Disclose Act, sparking a series of written counterattacks by Koch Industries and their lawyers.
  • Are you unwittingly supporting right-wing causes? Here's a list of known brands and companies that fund right-wing super PAC's and candidates.
  • Germany saves Spain's economy as well as the Eurozone. Well, not entirely, but at least the German's prevented a massive crash of Spanish banks.
  • The Internet could potentially be turning us all into addicts. The Atlantic explores how the Internet affects our brains and the moral predicament faced by corporations, profit or human sanity?
  • Oh! Also...the Emmy nominations were announced. The Dowager Countess had better win.
  • (img src: John Rocker via Photobucket)

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