69 posts categorized "GEORGE W. BUSH"

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

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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.

 
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)

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*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 05 2014
Need To Know: She Adores Being A Girl + KKKid Stuff + Hillary Has MovedOn.org + Woman Power + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAdore Delano's new ballad is as good as anything on Top 40 radio.

*widget boy cultureSo, like, Justin Bieber is or was a straight up racist.

*widget boy cultureJonah Hill is deeply sorry for using the word “faggot.”

*widget boy cultureHeart-tugging footage of the late Mickey Rooney speaking on elder abuse.

*widget boy cultureMadonna wants to help save Detroit.

*widget boy cultureAdrien Grenier is hung, has bush for days.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton says she has “moved on” from Monica.

*widget boy cultureClinton was “skeptical” of Bergdahl prisoner swap.

*widget boy cultureFormer Bush official supports Obama's prisoner swap.

*widget boy cultureChicago Sun-Times backs down on gross anti-trans op ed.

Laverne-coxMore woman than you can handle

 
May 28 2014
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Slow news day...Madonna skipping jury duty gets 2/3 of the front of today's New York Post. Seriously? I guess she really is the third most-obsessed-about celeb on the Internet.

(Don't even get me started on that stupid Time poll, which the magazine itself calls subjective. People are not still obsessing over George W. Bush, certainly not more than Obama or either Clinton, and Janet Jackson is hardly Topic A. Lady Gaga would be way higher, in or out of a career slump. Nicole Scherzinger is #65? Bitch, please.)

 
May 09 2014
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HuffPo comes up with 9 ways in which life has improved for LGBT people in the nine years since the site has been in existence. In other news, my own blog is only six months younger than HuffPo and I've definitely accomplished just as much and made just as much money as...oh, wait.

Any nine-year period that begins with a Bush and ends with none in sight (forget it, Jeb) is a win for us all.

 
Dec 15 2013
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Jesus-christ-velvet-painting-2Turns out The Beatles were not more popular than Jesus.

This  new list purports to rank famous people in history by how popular they are (in the sense of being known and inspiring opinions). It's a joke, I'd say. Few could argue with Jesus at #1, but is Napoleon really the #2 most famous/known figure? Ahead of Muhammad?

Marilyn Monroe doesn't make the Top 100, George W. Bush is in the Top 40 and a slew of historical figures I'd bet fewer than 5% of all people alive today have even heard of (Linnaeus? Good luck with that.) rank highly.

According to this list, the most popular/known pop cultural figure ever is Elvis, followed by Madonna. But Madonna barely edges out Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan? 

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Nov 21 2013
Need To Know: It's In Your DNA, Zimmerman's Finances Are Shot, Without Sandra Bernhard...I'm Nothing, Melba Moore! Moore! Moore! Comments (0)

DNA167cover490x694Making a splash.

*widget boy cultureWAIT...isn't every issue DNA's "Swimsuit Issue?"

*widget boy cultureGeorge Zimmerman can't own a gun anymore, is $2.5 million in debt.

*widget boy cultureTurns out missing gay officer didn't want to be found.

*widget boy cultureSandra Bernhard Q&A at Without You I'm Nothing screening.

*widget boy cultureSPOILER ALERT: Mare Winningham clip from amazing Philomena. Basquiat

*widget boy cultureMelba Moore + MORE at this year's NYC Sparkle benefit.

*widget boy cultureJay Z spends $4.5 million on a Basquiat.

*widget boy cultureSean Penn is still nuts.

*widget boy cultureCroota Swimwear makes its movie debut in Out to Kill.

*widget boy cultureRacist insults against teammate results in football season being canceled.

*widget boy cultureHetrick-Martin Institute Awards video: Chelsea Clinton & more. 6a00e54fb7301c8834019b01654ccd970b-500wi

*widget boy culturePrettyboy model Jefferson West.

*widget boy cultureStevie Nicks on the set of American Horror Story: Coven.

*widget boy cultureA fresh take on Madonna's "Borderline."

*widget boy cultureGAYS: The Series is coming in January.

*widget boy cultureDo British youth see Tories as "aliens"?

*widget boy culturePsychic Sylvia Browne passes to the other side.

*widget boy cultureComparing Obama to Bush, and Obamacare to Katrina = pure stupidity.

Obama-BushLike comparing apples and Agent Oranges.