12 posts categorized "DON LEMON"

Nov 25 2014
#FergusonDecision Recap Comments (0)

I just want to reiterate that I think the grand jury in the Michael Brown case was wrong not to indict.

I also want to forcefully reject any comments that attempt to tell me it's wrong to have that opinion, which implies that juries are always right—they aren't. O.J. case anyone?

I do not think that it's so radical to hold the opinion that this case should have resulted in an indictment and gone to trial—the dismissal of all concerns, the decision that says nothing that happened here rose to the level of deserving a trial is insulting and feeds into the mistrust a significant percentage of the country has for the legal system.

All that said, a trial may very well have resulted in the officer being exonerated—there were plenty of witnesses and there was plenty of evidence that could have swayed a jury to decide he defended himself the best way he knew how.

Rioting and looting is not the answer, and reflects badly (and unfairly) on those who are legitimately pained by the events in this case.

If you have a different opinion, that's your right. Please don't preach to me that I don't have all the facts or don't understand how the system works or that I think Michael Brown was an angel, and I will not imply that you're a racist or that you don't have all the facts, either.

People can have all the same facts and still respectfully disagree, which is another reason why it's wrong to chastise people for disagreeing with juries' decisions in some cases—juries are just people considering facts, and there is ample evidence in the history of the U.S. that juries have been wrong, and are occasionally biased. If you agree with the decision, good for you—but don't parrot the prosecutor's talking point that no one but the grand jury has any right to have an opinion on this case, and that no one but the grand jury knows the truth.

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Nov 24 2014
Need To Know: Bean There + Marion Buried + Just Cos' + Benghazi, Done That + Keep Your Eyes On These Guys' Thighs + MORE! Comments (0)

Terry-BeabBean & his vengeful young ex both wound up arrested.

*widget boy cultureIs the sex-abuse case against Obama fundraiser Terry Bean all it seems?

*widget boy cultureEx-DC Mayor Marion Berry, crackhead & gay-rights traitor, dies.

*widget boy cultureHe's getting his not-gay-no-more ass sued!

*widget boy cultureIf you read this and still defend Bill Cosby, admit it—you're pro-rape.

*widget boy cultureFormer Cosby confidante, 90, tells tales of 16-year-old models, pay-offs.

Cosby-accusersJust 7 of the 16 (so far) women who've accused Cosby of sexual impropriety

*widget boy cultureOld pal of Cosby's has new allegation.

*widget boy cultureI am not into Allison Williams as “Peter Pan”.

*widget boy cultureBomer & Manganiello, together again!

*widget boy cultureReport is out: Should Republicans move past Benghazi?

*widget boy cultureWorld's fiercest 8-year-old.

*widget boy cultureDarren Wilson met with anchors hoping to interview him.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani blames black people for white cops shooting them.

*widget boy cultureJust pictures of men spreading their legs.

*widget boy cultureMaxwell Caulfield turned 55 this weekend, can still get it.

Maxwell-caulfield-michelle-pfeiffer-matt-lattanzi-grease-2-21801718-1611-1152Grease-y kid stuff

 
Sep 18 2014
One Of CNN's Anchors Is A Real Lemon Comments (0)

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Don Lemon continues to say idiotic things on TV. I really wish I could like him, but his opinions are so often completely unsupported. Check out the video after the jump as anchor Chris Cuomo cites 30 years' worth of behavioral science in opining that spanking does not work, then Lemon steadfastly ignores the science and brings up training dogs and (incredibly) slave culture.

How is anything from slave culture something for which he should be arguing? (He's called on that and tries to say that's what he meaaans, he's evolviiing...)

Spanking is not a racial issue. I'm sick of hearing that it's a black thing, or a black southern thing. It's not. Or at least, it shouldn't be. Hitting your child is, across the board, ineffective, all about the parent and—too often, though not always—abusive. It also creates more aggressive human beings...

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May 01 2014
Need To Know: Lindsay Needed Franco Fix, Amy Schumer vs. The Plastics, College Cocksman, FOX's Big White Hole + MORE! Comments (0)

Lindsay-Lohan-James-FrancoSleeping beauties

*widget boy cultureJames Franco did not have sex with that Lindsay Lohan woman.

*widget boy cultureClick HERE if you think you sound gay.

*widget boy cultureAmy Schumer on body (and face, don't forget face!) dysmorphia.

*widget boy cultureYOU BETTER CLERK: Judge Scalia's epic dissent hobbled by glaring factual error. Rob-Ford-Judge-Judy-Rock-Hudson-Phyllis-Gates-gay

*widget boy cultureIs Prince Harry bicurious? Or just dick-lomatic?

*widget boy cultureCollege stud services women, pops balloons, for cash.

*widget boy cultureRapper, athlete and Shaquille O'Neal mock disabled man.

*widget boy cultureBrunei slips steadily backward toward the Stone Age.

*widget boy culturePeople gets perfect pic of Clooney enGAYgement ring.

*widget boy cultureJudge Judy to kick asses, take names in prime time.

*widget boy cultureMayor Rob Ford decides he has a problem.

*widget boy culturePeaches Geldof had one—death attributed to O.D.

*widget boy cultureJane Lynch iffy on reports Naya Rivera fired from Glee.

*widget boy cultureVincent Paterson preferred the old, young Madonna.

*widget boy cultureThe UN's pro-gay Bollywood-style campaign.

*widget boy cultureRush Limbaugh calls gay Don Lemon “big black hole.”

*widget boy cultureSo what you're saying is that Shep Smith is gay, regardless?

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres tells Ellen Page she's proud of her for coming out:

 
Mar 21 2014
Need To Know: Give It To Me In '50s, And The Supremes, Life Gives Us Lemon, Homo-Sexercise + MORE! Comments (0)

55RevengeofCreatureHunky John Bromfield (R) in Revenge of the Creature

*widget boy culture10 most beeefcake-heavy horror flicks of the '50s!

*widget boy culturePossible Supreme Court nominees...should any vacancies occur.

*widget boy cultureWhy the fuck is Don Lemon self-destructing???

*widget boy cultureRyan Gosling to play Busby Berkeley?

*widget boy cultureChad White for Atlantic Men. Chad-White

*widget boy culture"RUBELLA!": Thanks, Jenny McCarthy & Kristin Cavallari.

*widget boy culturePNP? RIP: Bad batch of GHB killing gay Manhattanites?

*widget boy cultureKylie's "Sexercise" turned into a gay fan's wet dream.

*widget boy cultureNick Bateman touches his nipples.

*widget boy cultureChick spends marathon taking hunk pic-withs!

*widget boy cultureBlogger says tomorrow = wonderful, but makes the '90s look outta sight!

*widget boy cultureMike Albo's The Junket is in my future!

*widget boy cultureGay swimmer's tough year.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Like a Prayer, 25 years (!) on.

*widget boy cultureVia pop au cubo: "My name is Dita, I'll be your dermatologist tonight...":

 
Mar 15 2014
Need To Know: Dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Wendy's Big Mouth, My Aunt Fanny, Cavallari's Shot In The Dark + MORE! Comments (0)
 

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Aretha Franklin atomic-shades Patti LaBelle at the White House.

*widget boy cultureMalaysian plane probably pirated, or otherwise sabotaged.

*widget boy culture"Commandeering" aircraft more common than you think.

*widget boy cultureWendy Williams leads unapologetically transphobic CrossFit chat.

*widget boy cultureCheryl Merkowski's "Walls Fall Out" video is BEYOND: 

*widget boy culturePrincess Diana leaked royal numbers out of spite.

*widget boy cultureThe origins of "teenagers."

*widget boy cultureKristin Cavallari doesn't believe in vaccinations.

*widget boy cultureTennessee (!) now recognizes 3 gay marriages.

*widget boy cultureDirtbag Chris Brown arrested. Again.

*widget boy cultureOut anchor Don Lemon in running to replace Piers Morgan.

*widget boy cultureTHE SKIN I'M IN: Aesthetician plotted rival's murder.

*widget boy cultureDON'T compare Gaga to Katy Perry.

*widget boy cultureMissed that My Brilliant Career & Happy New Year actress Wendy Hughes died 3/8.

Wendy HughesEnd of a Brilliant Career

 
May 26 2011
'Fession Is Good For The Soul Comments (0)

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Globe (June 6, 2011) tries to make Don Lemon's principled coming out sound salacious, stressing that he "'fesses he's gay!" with the word "gay!" in hot pink. Interestingly, the short piece is mainly an excuse to openly theorize about Anderson Cooper's own potential for coming out soon.

 
May 17 2011
Lemon Joy, or Born This Black Comments (0)

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CNN anchor Don Lemon dazzled in his coming-out interview on Joy Behar's show, mixing seriousness with humor.

On his coming out affecting other anchors coming out:

"Every little bit helps...drip, drip, drip...everything helps. I'm not saying they should. It would be great if they did, quite honestly."

On how other famous people could come out, even without a book:

"Just tweet it...I think it's just important to live your own truth in your own being in your own life and if someone asks you in an interview or in any format, just say, 'Yes, next question.'"

On whether being out betrays a bias:

"I can talk about President Obama and be objective and I'm a black man...I don't think just because I'm gay that it takes my brain away or it makes me not be objective."

On homophobia in the black community:

"In black culture, the worst thing you can be, really, is a gay man, right? A gay black man. That's the worst thing you can be. So you're afraid that black women won't accept you, your family, the church, people you—and then, you know, every other gay person who's not black has to deal with the other things, but you have that, that whole thing and the church especially. You have to deal with that...I'm here to tell you, in the black community it's worse. And hopefully, it's getting better. Hopefully, people like me will make it better. But I think it's sort of the vestiges of, of discrimination and slavery and thinking that if you're gay, that you're effeminate or that you're not a man or that you're weaker...I'm not weak at all. So I just think that's, that's part of it and the black community especially needs to get over that...I was born gay just as I was born black."

More of Dazzling Don on Joy's show here.