July 21, 2009

Hate Crimes: Where Are We?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Chris Geidner, the author of the Law Dork blog, is a lawyer with experience in state government and the private sector. Aside from a two-year hiatus during his time in government service, Chris has blogged on legal, political...Read More

A Day in the Life of a Caretaker

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 21, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Phew. The FedEx piece was exciting. I do love doing that work, shareholder resolution stuff. I believe corporations will always be way ahead of government policies- and we need them to be in order to get government to respond. It...Read More

An Agenda You Can Hang on Your Wall

Filed by Donna Pandori | July 21, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

There is a very poorly written piece over at OneNewsNow - Ex-'gays' would suffer under 'hate crimes' law. As I read it I waited for the factual evidence but as usual there was none. The silliness in the article is...Read More

The trial's about Brandon, not Larry

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

A year ago national media descended on Oxnard, California, to answer the question: what made Larry King flaunt his sexuality and gender, which ended up getting him killed? Was it irresponsible teachers and mentors? A bad family life? Or was...Read More

South African same-sex marriage: Making a fuss

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Mark Gevisser penned a beautifully moving commentary for the New York Times last week that I forgot to mention until Projector Enoch sent it in to the tip line. Thanks Enoch; everyone should go read this uplifting short piece about...Read More

(s)EXcapades: to hear or not to hear

Filed by Michele O'Mara | July 21, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hi Michele. So my question is what should I do? My gf and I have been together for 4 years, a bit rocky, but ok. One nite she was tipsy and started talking about her past sexual experiences. She...Read More

New Video Game: Shoot Gays Before They Rape You

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 21, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Wow. Just wow. St├ęphane Aguie has created a game called "Watch out behind you, Hunter." As the name might imply, the object is to shoot gay men who pop out of the bushes before they "rape" the player. Sounds like...Read More

Carrie Prejean open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Well, anyone could have seen this coming. Carrie Prejean, aka the ex-Miss California-USA, has a book deal. If Joe the Plumber can do it, why can't she? Question of the day: What will the title to her book be? I'm...Read More

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Jeff Flake

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Thank you for emailing Rep. Mollohan yesterday. And now... Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona Rep. Flake is a Republican, but he's also a libertarian. That means he...Read More

"I Would Not Have A Homosexual On My Staff"

Filed by Father Tony | July 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

In the Miami Herald, Bob Packwood recalls an exchange with Florida Governor Reubin Askew when the governor was nominated by President Carter to be the nation's Trade Representative. Bob Packwood, who was not able to learn Reubin Askew's current views,...Read More

What lettuce has Steve Buyer been smoking?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Steve Buyer, who achieved national fame a few weeks ago for warning complacent Americans about the dangers of smoking lettuce, is at it again. He wants people who don't wear condoms to pay more for health care if there's a...Read More

A morning musical interlude

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I found these yesterday afternoon when I was searching for MIKA's new single "We Are Golden." Download three remixes of We Are Golden: MIKA: "We Are Golden" (Don Diablo Remix) MIKA: "We Are Golden" (Don Diablo Dub) MIKA: "We Are...Read More

Richmond Newspaper Regrets Role in Support of Segregation

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Virginia - which gave the early years of the nation many brilliant, enlightened and dynamic leaders - has for more than the last 125 years become a bastion of reactionary thought where discrimination against targeted groups of its citizens has...Read More

Contest: A POM a day...

Filed by Nathan Strang | July 21, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

keeps the prostate at bay? Pomegranates always confused me. Growing up, I'd go through the grocery store with my parents and point to the red grenade looking fruit and beg mom to pick up a few. I loved fresh fruit...Read More


Young Zealots

Filed by Ed Team | July 21, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Thus, it is not merely that we atheists disapprove of people being religious because we like to chide them for not yet discarding that "crutch"... it's that we feel the violent political force of religion shaping our laws and leadership...Read More

Banned German Sprite commercial?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

According to the Intertubes, the German government refused to allow Sprite to air this ad on TV. Could you imagine what would happen in the US if Sprite showed an interracial cocksucking commercial for a soda? The collective sound...Read More