Joe Jervis

Tramp Stamp Barbie

Some parents aren’t too pleased about Tattoo Stamper Barbie.

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Kelly McGillis Comes Out

I would have sworn this was old news, but apparently Top Gun and The L Word actress Kelly McGillis never came out officially until now. Fifty-one-year young Kelly McGillis is starting her “life in a whole different phase,” she told rocker and SheWired vlogger Jennifer Corday — ostensibly coming out as a lesbian. Corday, in her Girl Rock video blog, …

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Bankruptcy For Chrysler

Today the Obama administration will announce that Chrysler will enter into bankruptcy in order to force a debt reduction with their partner Fiat. With the UAW late Wednesday ratifying cost cuts in its contract and cuts in the money due its retiree health-care trust fund, President Barack Obama will announce a Chrysler-Fiat deal and the government’s “surgical” bankruptcy plan later …

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Daily Grumble

So I couldn’t sleep the other night and this show popped up on my channel guide. “Internal cleansing has swept across America.” Really? Has it? Blech. The pitchman was the most ghoulish looking creature, reminding me of the repulsive Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, who pitched their “life extension” crapola on Merv Griffin every other week for about a decade. …

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Oh, It’s Broughten

Now that Carrie Prejean has officially signed on with NOM, the Miss California pageant is taking the gloves off. Shanna Moakler, Co-Executive Director of the Miss California Organization, has confirmed the group behind the pageant paid for Miss California Carrie Prejean’s breast implants, weeks before she competed in Miss USA. In a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, Shanna …

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SF Police To Crackdown On Dore Alley Fair

San Francisco police have met with the organizers of the Up Your Alley Fair (better known to some as Dore Alley) to warn they will will not tolerate public sex at this year’s July event. The fair is considered the smaller, more local version of the famed Folsom Street Fair. Via Bay Area Reporter: The stepped up enforcement against lewd …

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Maine Senate Vote Imminent

Maine’s Senate votes on marriage this morning. Watch the proceedings live here. The Maine Senate is expected to take its first vote today on a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maine. On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted 11-2-1 in support of the bill. Eleven members of the committee voted ought to pass, two voted ought …

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The Worst Sin In Advertising…

…is to be boring. NOM’s highly anticipated new ad with Carrie Prejean is just a bunch of recycled old clips. BORING. Nothing parody-worthy in this instantly forgotten message. At least Gathering Storm was memorable.

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ABC Poll Shows Marriage Approval At 49%

A new poll from ABC News shows approval of same-sex marriage to be a record 49% nationwide, even higher than the 42% reported by CBS on Tuesday. Gay marriage, legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut and now Iowa, with Vermont coming aboard in September. At its low, in 2004, just 32 percent of Americans favored gay marriage, with 62 percent opposed. Now …

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Audio: Howard Stern Tells Listeners To Support Same-Sex Marriage

Yesterday Howard Stern told his typically less-than-progressive audience that they should support marriage equality and then he made fun of anti-gay activists. Audio NSFW.

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Interesting Question

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Olbermann: Rep. Virginia Foxx Is The Worst Person In The World

Olbermann delivers a blistering condemnation of Rep. Virginia Foxx for calling Matthew Shepard’s murder a hoax. And in a two-fer, he leads with a classic rip on dumb bunny Rep. Michelle Bachmann.

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Maine Governor Calls Calls Blogger To Discuss Support Of Marriage Bill

In a surprising move, Maine Gov. John Baldacci called the home of Pam’s House Blend blogger Louise yesterday to say he was reconsidering his position about signing the marriage equality bill should it reach his desk. Baldacci has been saying he was undecided for several weeks. On Tuesday the Maine Judiciary Committee strongly endorsed the bill and sent it on …

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Bye Matt

Everybody’s pick for next to go, Matt Giraud, was indeed next to go. The shocker was Adam Lambert placing in the bottom two. Immediately the fan forums lit up with cries of “set-up!” and “rigged!” as devotees speculated that the producers were engaging in shenanigans. Two words: Chris Daughtry.

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your favorite instrumental movie theme? I’m devoted to the work of Ennio Morricone – everything from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly to Cinema Paradiso to my all time favorite Mission To Mars. Below is the track The Martian, which is heard towards the end of the film. Mournful, wistful, majestic. The clip on the left is from …

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Hate Crimes Bill Passes U.S. House!

After hours of contentious debate during which GOP members of the House parroted numerous lies funneled to them by the American Family Association, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HR 1913) passed by a vote of 249-175. Democrats opposing: 17. Republicans in favor: 18. Yesterday Sen. Ted Kennedy introduced a Senate version of the bill. President Obama has …

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GOP Liars At The Podium

The debate has just ended and the vote is about to commence, but check out Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) calling the murder of Matthew Shepard “a hoax.” Rep. Foxx: “The bill was named after a very unfortunate incident that happened, where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of robbery. …

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SHOCKER: Marriage Equality Passes In New Hampshire Senate

This just in! The New Hampshire Senate has approved a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in the Granite State. After surviving an early vote to kill HB 436, the bill passed the New Hampshire Senate Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 13 to 11. The Senate version of the bill made minor amendments to remove gender-specific language, so it …

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Israel: Let’s Call It “Mexican Flu” Because “Swine” Is Religiously Offensive

Israel wants to rename swine flu to “Mexican flu” because pork is offensive to Jews and Muslims. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and “we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,” he told a news conference Monday at a hospital in central Israel. Both Judaism and Islam consider …

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TVC: Dishonest Or Dumb?

Many of you greatly enjoyed Rob Tisinai’s recent video deconstructing the lies of the Christianist right regarding same-sex marriage. Today Rob rips apart the lies of the Traditional Values Coalition in their campaign against hate crimes laws. Fantastic work.

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