885 posts categorized "BARACK OBAMA"

Jul 03 2014
Short Memories Or Tiny Brains? Comments (0)

Obama

This piece sums up why I knew immediately that that Quinniapac poll claiming a plurality of Americans thinks Obama is the worst president since WWII is (almost) meaningless.

First of all, how many people in the poll were even alive through Truman, Eisenhower..hell, even Carter? Exactly. Without having any experience with those past presidents, the people taking the poll are going to vote in a remarkably lopsided way for the most recent presidents.

Then there is the fact that while the Democrats' Carter is considered pretty weak as a president in spite of the fact that Republicans consistently point to him as a terrible leader and compare every new Democrat to him, the fact remains that staunch Democrats have two really obvious choices—George W. Bush, a war criminal, and Richard M. Nixon, a common crook. So the votes get split up there.

Meanwhile, though Republicans sure didn't love Bill Clinton, they're addled with their hatred for Obama, who has had many successes and whose ideology has led them to compare him to Satan.

So I think Obama can live with 33% in this poll hating his guts in 2014. Let's talk in 2034, when he will be nowhere near the top of any such list.

 
Jul 02 2014
Need To Know: Bomer's Full Monty + Executive Law & Order + Palmer House + Frack Off! + Archbishop's Hand In The Nookie Jar + MORE! Comments (0)

Montgomery-Clift-Matt-BomerThe Clifts of Bomer

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer still wants to be in a (good) Monty Clift biopic.

*widget boy cultureBomer and Tom Brady are hotter than hot in the city.

*widget boy cultureTobi Jasicki's A in a J-strap. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureObama announces exec order vs. gender-ID discrimination.

*widget boy cultureCutting off your penis as an audition for doing porn?

*widget boy cultureHang with Ricky Martin at The Voice: Australia finale.

*widget boy cultureDonald-Rizzo's dreamy art, much of it gay-vibing.

ArtYeah, you blend.

*widget boy culture“Laura Palmer”'s house for sale!

*widget boy cultureNY communities get a big win over fracking interests.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei vs. Hobby Lobby.

*widget boy cultureIs Ginsburg's birth-control dissent her resignation?

*widget boy cultureTAKE EAT, THIS IS MY HOT BODY: MN archbishop accused of homosexual acts.

*widget boy cultureConservative women beginning to catch the drift?

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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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Jun 29 2014
Need To Know: Ian McKellen Gets VICIOUS + Amy Adams Is A Trooper + Bush's LGBT Traitors + CEOuting + A Tale Of Two French Bulldogs + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mmg8ywJjEz1qak3qto1_500Indeed.

*widget boy cultureVicious, with Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi as 70something lovers, premieres tonight.

*widget boy cultureAnti-LGBT discrimination in long-term care facilities.

*widget boy cultureAmy Adams is a goddamned saint.

*widget boy cultureApproximately 70 douchey gays & lesbians worked directly for George W. Bush.

*widget boy cultureFor some odd reason, Paris Hilton is still alive.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama's pro-LGBT policies go global, come what may.

*widget boy cultureCNBC host accidentally outs glass-closeted Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

*widget boy cultureAuthor & ex-CEO says leaders should come out—being gay is good for business.

*widget boy cultureAbfab Herb Ritts outtake of Madonna a la Carmen Miranda leaks.

*widget boy cultureNew front in the Gaga & Madonna Wars: French bulldog copying.

SiaChoreographer Ryan Heffington, Sia's stand-in

*widget boy cultureSia performs “Chandelier” with NYC Gay Men's Chorus.

*widget boy culturePat Sajak needs to buy a consonant (LGBT?) when it comes to en-gay-gements.

*widget boy culturePrison record for crimes related to bizarre fetish? Perfect GOP candidate.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith wants your (homo)sexuality to be “a normality.”

*widget boy culture140 things you never knew about Twitter. The pager thing is crazy!

*widget boy cultureSen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) leads her rivals in (conservative) poll.

*widget boy cultureFloyd, Virginia, expects dozens or more at 2nd annual Pride march.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand thumbs his nose at his critics.

Steve-GrandHe ain't all that!

 
Jun 26 2014
Need To Know: Walk On Bi + Gaytime Emmys + Fehr Lady + Sam Smith Almost On Top + Birther Boone + Soccer Flashers + Coffee-Table Book, Tea Or Me? + MORE! Comments (0)

Tim-dionne-warwick-drag-queens-billboard-650He's got your number, hussy.

*widget boy cultureGreat divas with their drag mini- and maxi-mes.

 *widget boy cultureAdvocate owners blew Daytime Emmys red carpet.

*widget boy cultureAnti-Defamation League calls bullshit on Gary Oldman's apology.

*widget boy cultureThis guy's thighs could drive a man to distraction.

*widget boy cultureBrendan Fehr gives superdated interview on “playing homosexual.”

*widget boy cultureSam Smith debuts at record-smashing #2.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley & Dustin Lance Black PDA it up.

*widget boy cultureNutjob Pat Boone still pushing birther claptrap.

*widget boy cultureNew Sia: “Big Girls Cry.”

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay rant: “The gas pump does not belong in the radiator!”

*widget boy cultureBoehner to sue Obama. [Eyeroll]

*widget boy cultureLisa Whelchel & Charlotte Rae take the good, take the bad, take the selfie.

Lisa-WhelchelWhelchel says Rae had good advice for her in their recent meeting.

*widget boy cultureFairly disastrous (in a good way) soccer wardrobe malfunctions.

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer out, David Muir is in. But will he be out?

*widget boy cultureVeep Joe Biden = a KatyCat.

*widget boy cultureGay Survivor contestant killed in freak accident.

*widget boy cultureAppeals court decision “eviscerates states' same-sex marriage bans.”

*widget boy cultureME, ME, ME: Is there a self-promotion backlash? Follow me on Instagram!

*widget boy cultureFrequently married AG to argue against marriage equality in Florida.

*widget boy cultureSen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) barely survives primary.

*widget boy cultureSome guy in Pittsburgh was attacked by a frickin' scorpion at Walmart.

*widget boy cultureMark would like $7K to do a coffee-table book of, well, this:

Mark-DouglasBest $7K ever spent?

 
Jun 24 2014
Need To Know: The Man Of Buns Of Steel + Red-Carpet Rape Rap + Perry's Conspiracy Theory + Oldman Sounds Like A Cranky Old Man + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMy kind of superhero (above).

*widget boy cultureTomas Berdych's killer ass.

*widget boy cultureShrill, obnoxious, bratty girls make rape & race jokes at Daytime Emmys.

*widget boy cultureObama gets behind paid maternity leave, radical if this were the '60s.

*widget boy cultureRick Perry implies Obama is behind Central American refugee influx.

*widget boy cultureMay 2014 = hottest ever recorded.

*widget boy cultureBroadway babies Andy Mientus & Michael Arden engaged.

*widget boy cultureWhat video games would've looked like in the 1930s.

*widget boy cultureGary Oldman defends Mel Gibson & Alec Baldwin, has no idea what PC is.

*widget boy cultureSame useless lot is back for more at American Idol.

*widget boy cultureGay plays Mothers & Sons and Casa Valentina closing.

Casa-valentinaCasa Valentina cerro

 
Jun 21 2014
Need To Know: Suicidal Tendencies + Diplo-down On Madonna + Lindsay Knows What It Is To Be Bad + Deco-Nstruction + Game Of Grab-Ass + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Gay teen's suicide impacts Bible-belt town's beliefs.

*widget boy cultureLegendary songwriter Gerry Goffin dies @ 75.

*widget boy culturePanty-creamer Jeremy Meeks, mug-shot pinup, is married, clean, Christian.

*widget boy cultureSuzanna Walters wants us to shift away from marriage-minded rights push. Suzanna-Walters

*widget boy culturePresbyterian pastors can preside over same-sex marriages.

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan's West End debut: Speed-the-Plow.

*widget boy cultureFamous, gorgeous Deco building destroyed with no warning.

*widget boy cultureEqual rights for LGBT people helps society financially.

*widget boy cultureRolling Stone profiles the UK's freshest hit-makers, Disclosure.

DisclosureFull Disclosure

*widget boy cultureDiplo on Madonna's new music, Mariah's low sales. Madonna-Diplo-CJ-Mitchell-Ohio

*widget boy cultureGay Republicans beginning to show partners in campaign ads. 

*widget boy culturePathetic showing for anti-gay NOM marriage march.

*widget boy cultureC.J. Mitchell's “Permission to Love.”

*widget boy cultureEx-ex-gay hits Rick Perry on homosexuality.

*widget boy cultureNo overturn of Ohio's anti-marriage equality law...this year.

*widget boy cultureMost people against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination.

*widget boy cultureSia meets President Obama.

*widget boy cultureThese boys really dig each other:

AssesCan't quite put my finger on why this is hot...

 
Jun 20 2014
Need To Know: Such A Mug + American Sicko + Iraq War Of Words + Wrestling Meat + Danza Fanza + Crooked Governor + INTO THE G-Rated WOODS + Grady Sizemore, More, More + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureWomen sliding off their seats over sexy mug shot.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Lautner shirtless, minus the 'roids. HOT!

*widget boy culturePerv-in-chief Dov Charney of American Apparel ousted.

*widget boy cultureR. Kelly & Lady Gaga's dumped video was “literally an ad for rape.” Madonna-Evita

*widget boy cultureObama weighs limited military intervention in Iraq.

*widget boy cultureSen. Boxer (D-Calif.) rips Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) on Iraq.

*widget boy cultureAlan Parker refers to Madonna in Evita as “a compromise...”

*widget boy culture...but wanted her in The Blue Angel opposite De Niro.

*widget boy cultureNew face of Madonna's Material Girl is Disney's Zendaya.

*widget boy cultureObama cuts off Uganda for draconian anti-gay laws.

*widget boy cultureHot-as-hell wrestler.

*widget boy cultureWho's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? is a real movie title. Not porn.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith sings “Stay with Me” to David Letterman:

*widget boy cultureRestoration Hardware is sending around a 17-pound catalog!

*widget boy cultureColdplay's “A Sky Full of Stars” video.

*widget boy cultureSarah Jessica Parker slays on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

*widget boy cultureAll the hottest Grady Sizemore photos. Tony Danza_0

*widget boy cultureRick Perry regrets gay = alcoholic comment.

*widget boy cultureNY State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D!) thinks Satan runs schools.

*widget boy cultureDiaz is a total Tony Danza fanboy.

*widget boy cultureChurro ice cream sandwiches for all!

*widget boy culture(No) Surprise: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was accused of being a crook.

*widget boy cultureDisney's Into the Woods will be family-friendly.

*widget boy cultureMeryl Streep to be Maria Callas in the Mike Nichols HBO version of Master Class.

Maria-Callas-Meryl-StreepMaria...you oughtta see her...

 
Jun 19 2014
Need To Know: Throwing In The Towel + Food Fest + May The Breast Woman Win + Broken Records + MORE! Comments (0)

Steven-ChevrinTowel boy

*widget boy cultureSteven Chevrin by Mario Testino.

*widget boy cultureSomething to sink your teeth into.

*widget boy cultureIdina Menzel's renegade teat.

*widget boy cultureDEATH OF THE DIVA?: Musically, Mariah & J.Lo sell next to nothing.

*widget boy cultureSince when are Mariah & Courtney Love besties?

*widget boy cultureLuxembourg gives marriage & adoption equality the nod.

*widget boy cultureCheney, architect of Iraq's destruction, assails Obama on Iraq.

*widget boy cultureGlenn Beck: “Liberals were right—we never should've invaded Iraq.”

*widget boy culture*NSYNC still has power.

*widget boy cultureANGRY SPLIT: Drag group DWV is kaput.

*widget boy cultureCLUELESS: Stacee Dash thinks Republicans are pro-marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureWatch a makeup artist transform into True Blue Madonna.

MadonnaThe beauty mark marks the spot.

 
Jun 16 2014
The New Big Deal: The Consequential President Comments (0)

ObamaMove on, lefties—you won.

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, a frequent friendly critic of the Obama Administration, has written a piece in which he posits that President Obama is “a very consequently president indeed.”

Krugman writes of the president's liberal critics:

“I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.

“The truth is that these days much of the commentary you see on the Obama administration—and a lot of the reporting too—emphasizes the negative: the contrast between the extravagant hopes of 2008 and the prosaic realities of political trench warfare, the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mess in Iraq, and so on...You should judge leaders by their achievements, not their press, and in terms of policy substance Mr. Obama is having a seriously good year. In fact, there’s a very good chance that 2014 will go down in the record books as one of those years when America took a major turn in the right direction.”

It's a great, sensible piece, and one progressives need to accept: We won, and it worked. Enjoy it.