15 posts categorized "AL GORE"

Jul 01 2014
Ask A Stripper! Comments (0)

Shirtless-stripperHis name is Million-Dollar Bill, but I don't think that's the one on his birth certificate.

I spent NYC's Gay Pride March on a float shared by The Adonis Lounge (strippers, some hookers) and AidforAIDS.org (which urges everyone to get tested for HIV). I'll have tons of sexy pictures of the guys and tons more of the general parade, but what follows is a, uh, humorous Q&A with the go-go boys on made-up world events...

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Apr 25 2013
Marching On Comments (0)

Today is the 20th anniversary of the 1993 March on Washington in D.C. I took the bus down alone, reading an uncorrected galley of the Randy Shilts book Conduct Unbecoming, which I'd gotten from my co-worker Michael Denneny. Denneny is in the news lately for confessing that "Patient Zero" was a made up ploy for publicity for Shilts's And the Band Played On.

Once there, I recall meeting up with friends and being awed by the sheer numbers. I made sure to get a numbered wristband: Mine was #669! I guess I was early.

I remember this image was everywhere:

I've never felt so blown away by being a part of the gay community, not before, not since. 

QUESTION: Who'da thunk it that just 20 years later, gays in the military would be a moot point and we'd be pushing rapidly toward full marriage equality? ANSWER: We thunk it. We did. That day, everything seemed possible. And you know what? It was.

Oct 30 2012
Need To Know Comments (3)

Chris ColferA Chris before dying

Widget boy cultureNew trailer for Chris Colfer's Struck By Lightning.

Widget boy cultureAl Gore on Sandy: "Toldja!"

Widget boy culturePresident Obama: "Streamlined"assistance to Sandy victims.

Widget boy cultureMitt Romney not a fan of flood prep.

Widget boy cultureRomney surrogate lies: Roe v. Wade would be safe under Romney.

Widget boy cultureBill Clinton gives out lesbian Tammy Baldwin an assist in her Senate race. Nate-silver

Widget boy culturePoll guru Nate Silver mocked, called "effeminate."

Widget boy culturePolling may be affected by Sandy; just vote in a week.

Widget boy cultureClueless Stacey Dash still LOVES Romney/Ryan.

Widget boy cultureBritney Spears fans—sticklers for keepin' it real—hated Lucky's fakey cover.

Widget boy cultureDamiana & Barbara are a fright.

Widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper's daytime talk show canceled.

Widget boy cultureMadonna teases on Gaga.

Widget boy cultureJeff Stryker's penis does Vaudeville (Work Unfriendly) in Florida.

Jeff StrykerCan I have its autograph?

Oct 23 2012
Popular Bluff Comments (2)

Romney_sweating1"I will win by this much!"

Jonathan Chait has a compelling read at NYMag.com about how Romney's team is semi-successfully duping the media into going along with the idea that his election—considered nearly impossible before the first debate—is now a fait accompli. It's a bluff, but it's one that could work because when the media buys into something, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Obama humor Romney Battleship"You sank—I mean, my battleship is as ship-shape as ever!"

I was particularly struck by Chait's comparison to George W. Bush. He was slightly ahead in all the polls in 2000 and behaved very much like his election was a foregone conclusion. However, it was not. In fact, Al Gore bested him in the final popular vote and the only reason Bush won the electoral college was by Supreme Court intervention. He was projecting confidence, and it probably took him as far as he wound up going.

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Sep 21 2012
If You Can't Stand The Heat, Stay Out Of The Tanning Booth Comments (3)

Whiny Ann Romney—who's never seemed less like a First Lady than here—sharply rebukes the help her husband's peers who have been complaining about his historically seismic gaffes:

"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring."

I daresay many of his biggest critics did try it and did get in the ring but were swamped by his personal fortune and the character assassination it bought. Now, he's getting his just desserts. Let's hope this anti-Romney wave continues for another several weeks, right through Election Day. So far, so good.

Meanwhile, Romney—like Al Gore before him—is being excoriated for apparently spray-tanning himself in an effort to look more Latino at a Latino forum.

Mitt Romney spray tan

Aug 09 2011
Calling BS Comments (0)

If Al Gore had been this forceful when running for president, all those idiots who vote based on if they think a president is interesting enough might have put him over the top in Florida—he's now literally calling bullshit on climate-change deniers.

Jul 30 2010
Therein Rubs The Lie? Comments (0)

Sss"Masseuse" by Joshua Kirby

Al Gore has been cleared in short order by the Portland police regarding allegations that he sexually assaulted a masseuse.

Jul 16 2010
Was She Touched Or Is She Touched? Comments (3)

I'd hate for Al Gore to be a molester of ladies, but I would accept it if it seemed credible; with new info emerging about his alleged sex attack, I have to say I don't think it does. 

The accuser did a few things that make her seem credible—called a friend the night of, called a sex-harassment hotline within a few days—but so many other things that really don't seem credible. Her actions seem sketchy, to say the least. And those semen-stained paints...weren't. And she failed a lie-detector test.

I don't see this as a legit case, and it's a shame if it's all made up because that's all it took to lose him a lot of points with people who otherwise admired the man.


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