Media: April 2007

Out of Oregon

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2007 | 6:23 PM | comments

In the great state of Oregon, a state rep. denounced that state's attempt to pass civil rights legislation this year as the equivalent of the Virginia Tech shooting. From Loaded Orygun:A Tragic Week in Review This past week has been...Read More

Stephen Bennett's up to it again

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 24, 2007 | 6:51 PM | comments

I catch flack from time to time in the comments about my use of the phrase "heterosexual supremacy". I personally think it gets right to the point - these people think that heterosexuality is superior to all other sexualities and...Read More

WBC cancels Virginia Tech protest in exchange for radio time

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2007 | 1:47 PM | comments

From one of their press releases yesterday:Westboro Baptist Church hereby cancels all pending pickets, and agrees not to schedule future pickets, related to The Virginia Tech Massacre, on the following terms and conditions; to wit: In consideration for 3 hours...Read More

Does it make me a bad person to laugh at this?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2007 | 10:10 AM | comments

Ah, yes, the gay experience. This is pretty much my life in a nutshell: You can give their comments some love here. (h/t Good As You)...Read More

Disgracing Eric Alva

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 20, 2007 | 1:12 PM | comments

If, for some reason, you feel like having an "ugh" moment, Pam found a bunch of comments from about Eric Alva, the first servicemember injured in Iraq who is also gay. Apparently for many conservatives "Support the Troops" refers...Read More

Westboro Baptist "Church" odds and ends

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2007 | 11:45 PM | comments

Well, you've probably heard by now that our good friends at the Phelps Klan have decided to protest the funerals of the Virginia Tech victims. This is one of those, you've gotta be kidding me moments. They have been protesting...Read More

Jesus loves me, but he can't stand you

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2007 | 6:41 AM | comments

Don't you just love home movies? Sing a-longs? Here for your Friday enjoyment is the lovely Fred Phelps clan with their first music video, "God Hates the World." Yes, it's set to "We Are the World." No, I'm not gonna...Read More

Yep, they're still boycotting Ford, and a bit on the the far right's echo chamber

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2007 | 11:26 PM | comments

Well, some homophobes are a bit ticked off that respectable journalists aren't giving their Ford boycott the attention that it needs to become a real, grown-up boycott. They even put out a study about the lack of media attention on...Read More

Fire Imus

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 10, 2007 | 7:03 PM | comments

I wanted to let the rage die back so I could write rationally. It hasn't. Call me Herodias if you like but I want the man's head on a platter -- at least figuratively. A two-week suspension after his career...Read More

On Don Imus

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 10, 2007 | 1:22 PM | comments

Gwen Ifill has an op-ed at the New York Times today about Don Imus's comments last week. Here's a bit:It is about the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. That game had to be the biggest moment of their lives, and the outcome...Read More

"Most men are sexually attracted to young women"

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2007 | 5:26 PM | comments

This is from a straight male judge sentencing a guy who was found with a bunch of porn involving kids under the age of ten: "These kinds of offenses are problems with impulse control," said Carson City District Judge Bill...Read More

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing the Myths

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2007 | 9:44 AM | comments

Here's something that's kinda old, but since I mentioned it in comments last night I thought that I'd give this link some love that Technorati and Google would care about. Jim Burroway of put together a booklet about heterosexuality...Read More

Fred Phelps does Sweden

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2007 | 6:07 PM | comments

Not to give them any more attention than they deserve, the Phelps clan has been sending hate faxes to the Swedish royal family:A spokesman for Sweden's royals has confirmed that American preacher Rev Fred Phelps has been faxing hate messages...Read More