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When you've lost the likes of Prop 8 proponent David Blankenhorn, Jutice Anthony Kennedy can't be far behind. Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage can't recover from this.
Blankenhorn, who once staunchly fought to take gay marriage away from LGBT Californians, wrote today in the New York Times that he's changed his mind.
His astonishing Op-Ed includes an admission that:
"to my deep regret, much of the opposition to gay marriage seems to stem, at least in part, from an underlying anti-gay animus. To me, a Southerner by birth whose formative moral experience was the civil rights movement, this fact is profoundly disturbing."
In terms of his political views, Mitt Romney has heard it all: flip-flopper, moderate, secret liberal, pseudo-conservative, Etch-A-Sketch; the list goes on and on. Republican voters have had a rather excessively hard time throwing their support behind a guy who influenced Obamacare and was pro-choice at one point in the past millennium.
There is only one group of people that is completely convinced that Romney -- not Rick Santorum -- is the true conservative candidate. But this group isn't even voting for him.More »
Straight from the files of "Historical Shit That Can't Be Made Up," we woke up this morning to a pretty unbelievable email from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation with the subject line, "Taste: Chocolate at Monticello."
Oh my, we thought, before opening it. Surely someone in TJ's PR office might be sensitive to and knowledgeable enough of, er, certain Jefferson proclivities to be wary of harping about his "taste" for chocolate!?
Usually, the advisors of even the most aging white male Republican candidate will pay some crude lip service to the idea of a multi-culti America. Not Rick Perry, though; we've watched his latest video "America is Caling" through a couple of times, and from what we can see, there is not one non-white person in all of America, from New York harbor's Statue of Liberty, to the midwest's amber waves of grain.More »
Today we got a press release from the Bronx Community Pride Center announcing that they are moving out of their run-down building in Mott Haven and into swanky new digs in Hunts Point/Longwood in a facility called...The Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens Building.
C.S. Muncy Maybe Diaz will bring NOM's Brian Brown as his date to the opening of the Bronx gay center?
Yes, you read that right, and we admit we had to pick ourselves off the floor laughing after reading this. But yes, a gay community center is in fact moving into a building named for that Ruben Diaz.More »
You may have heard that someone spilled wine on Glenn Beck's wife Monday evening in Bryant Park. Sara Romanoski, a 25-year-old Manhattanite with a penchant for Hitchcock movies, is the culprit. Surprisingly, though Beck has wept about it and many have written about it, no one has bothered to actually speak to the klutz holding the glass spilled 'round the world.
The more we know, the less we want to. But here goes: "It turns out it's not penis size that's significant, but the length as measured from the anus to underneath the scrotum, known as anogenital distance, or AGD, according to research published this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives." The average taint is about 2 inches; a guy with a shorter one has a seven times greater chance of fertility problems. Of course, as with anything, moderation is probably key. Reproduction-inclined ladies, take note. [Time, Gawker]