8 posts categorized "JOHN KERRY"

Sep 10 2013
Need To Know: Undressing On The Side, Lei Marriage, Russian Judgment + MORE Comments (0)

Anigif_original-grid-image-17163-1378754870-31The need for Speedo.

*widget boy cultureThe tragedy of Tom Daley's alleged heterosexuality.

*widget boy cultureElection Day NYC is tomorrow: Vote Corey Johnson.

*widget boy cultureSyrian solution on the horizon?

Zesty-guy-bethenny-570x408-250x180-1Je vinagrette rien!

*widget boy culture"Would You Ever...?" with shirtless Zesty Guy Anderson Davis.

*widget boy cultureHawai'i cruising to marriage equality within two months? Giovanni-Bonamy

*widget boy cultureObama's LGBT meeting in Russia a success.

*widget boy cultureThey're just being anti-Molly.

*widget boy cultureThe "New Look" seems familiar: Young, thin & hot.

*widget boy cultureGiovanni Bonamy is hotter than hell.

*widget boy cultureOuting Russia's anti-gay gay politicos.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Zimmerman threatens to shoot up family.

*widget boy cultureFOX fires (shouldn't that read "hires?") anti-gay reporter.

*widget boy cultureThe Butler is set to top Precious with $100M+ at the B.O.

*widget boy cultureAlexander Skarsgard is (not) naked.

*widget boy cultureGaga channels Judy Garland for her GMA rendition of "Applause":

Dec 21 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Widget boy cultureSelling cigarettes to benefit cancer research feels...odd. Politics-gay-Pope-John-Kerry-One-Direction-tattoo

Widget boy cultureEric Cantor's walk of shame.

Widget boy cultureSome MI schools close due to Apocalypse threat.

Widget boy cultureOne Direction members get all tatted up.

Widget boy cultureCould Anne Hathaway be Oscar-snubbed?

Widget boy cultureWho's really in the NRA?

Widget boy cultureMadonna's MDNA: 13th best pop CD of 2012.

Widget boy cultureWatching porn = supporting marriage equality?

Widget boy cultureUkrainian lawmaker slurs Mila Kunis.

Widget boy culturePope: Marriage equality robs humanity of dignity.

Widget boy cultureJohn Kerry to be nominated as Secretary of State.

Widget boy cultureThe new issue of Dorian is out, filled with sexiness:

Shirtless-pitsCenterfold material

Dec 14 2012
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Couple-new-gay-greeting-cardsThe Golden Gate girls

Widget boy culture"Artistic greeting cards for gay couple in love" are here.

Widget boy cultureLeAnn Rimes's titty is pro-marriage equality. Gossip-gay-LeAnn-Rimes-nipple-shirtless-model-John-Kerry-Susan-Komen-exec

Widget boy cultureThe movies of 2012 in one video.

Widget boy cultureListen to "Die Young" while you're six feet under.

Widget boy cultureMadonna is not filming a "Love Spent" video.

Widget boy cultureFormer Komen exec still loathes Planned Parenthood.

Widget boy cultureJenni Rivera's remains identified.

Widget boy cultureHagel for Secretary of Defense?

Widget boy cultureKerry for Secretary of State?

Widget boy cultureHunk of the Day? More like of the century.

Widget boy cultureMatt Bomer is on at the market.

Widget boy cultureNew gay Internet TV network: EqualityTV!

Widget boy cultureEvery Judy Garland film appearance in 14 minutes:

Feb 28 2012
Ah, Yes—I Remember It Well! Comments (3)

Mitt Romney Michigan idiot Republican

Mitt Romney has all of John Kerry's worst traits and none of his best ones. And not even any of the so-so ones. Here, he claims to remember an event that occurred nine months before he was born.

Sep 30 2011
Galluping Away Comments (0)

A gentle reminder from Daily Kos that polls are almost meaningless this early on. (This is a lesson Trump, Cain,  Bachmann and Perry have already learned.)

Apr 27 2011
POTUS: "STFU!" Comments (11)

This won't settle anything, because reality does not mean anything to the crazy birthers on the right. Already Donald Trump has suggested he personally wants to inspect the certificate. Maybe he also wants to check out Obama's teeth to see if they're in good condition before he bids on him.

President Obama released proof of his citizenship ages ago, and did it again today after a renewed and intensive effort to undermine his legitimacy as an American and as the president of the United States. John Kerry ignored his Swiftboating and paid for it. I'm not sure that either approach—the high road or a direct response—100% works when the other side really and truly does not give a fuck about the truth.

Jan 21 2010
The Rx For Democratic Messaging Comments (2)
(Surprisingly?) John Kerry takes the pitch-perfect approach on the way forward regarding selling health care reform—couch it in terms almost anyone would agree with and make it seem like Republicans would have to be heartless not to support it. This is how it should have been sold initially! Now...the big bill is dead meat. But there are rumblings that Pelosi will take the reconciliation route. I wish Pelosi were president. She has all the balls in the family.
Aug 29 2008
All Time High Comments (1)

The. Speech.

20080828__dncobamatwo~3_Gallery First, I spent all evening watching the proceedings on C-SPAN, having divorced myself from CNN finally and for good. I can't tell you what a difference it makes seeing the event unfold without idiotic Anderson Cooper yammering. Sorry, I used to like him, too—he's probably a cool guy. But I don't need his vapid commentary drowning out things like John Kerry's once-in-a-lifetime attack speech.

Gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson was a surprise for the "Pledge" (hopefully, McCain won't snag Michael Phelps) and Jennifer Hudson kicked things off memorably...I can forgive her in Sex And The City for this:

The speeches yesterday were okay until Bill Richardson spoke; he definitely showed, as several others have shown, that Barack had many excellent VP choices he had to pass over. Richardson had some terrific lines and said them like he meant them:

The best were the short speeches by non-politicians, chosen because their stories help to flesh out the Democratic vision. Two former Republicans had the best personal stories and best personalities. Watch both all the way through—they're great:

I liked Al Gore's speech, as always, but to be honest, I felt he was outshone by many others. I had expected him to be more of a pitbull. But it's okay, because I think he made an excellent point by reminding us of what all those douchebags said in 2000, how it would make no difference if George W. Bush or Al Gore were president because they were the same:

And I love that the Dems are confident enough to use that music with Gore and not fear any anti-hippie backlash!

Finally, Barack Obama's speech was, to me, the best political speech I've ever heard:

Criticisms of the "temple" melted away in the perfectly Washingtonian setting, worries about the weather or about unpredictable crowd reactions or sound gaffes all drifted away into the Denver night as he took the stage and delivered a clear-headed, passionate vision of the way the country has been for eight years, and where he believes it needs to go beginning in January of 2009. He had some wonderful rhetorical flourishes, but anyone carping about him being all talk looks like an idiot today—his speech promised specifics and took into account how he'll pay for them. 


I loved that he directly confronted the "celebrity" meme that McCain has been hammering him with—I feel he has put that one to bed and McCain with it. I was surprised and touched that he gave LGBT issues a mention—he could easily have avoided that. When was the last time you heard a progressive politician arguing for progressive principles without getting all mealy-mouthed and pandering to the middle?

His speech contained some "post-partisan" touches, but never did I get the sense that he was moving to the center awkwardly, as all Democrats for the past several years have felt they had to do. It was more a case of showing how our vision will help all people, join us and let's leave the old ways behind.


The speech might be called "inspirational" by some, but to me, an inspirational speech is more feel-good and airy. This speech was, instead, stirring—especially his firm rejection of all the bullshit out there questioning his patriotism (McCain wisely denies questioning Obama's patriotism, saying he's just questioning his judgment; that's like those of Obama's detractors who object to him in racist terms, but who say it's not racism, it's just that he's too egotistical or that he's not ready. There are plenty of reasons to disagree with Obama—but have the courage to stand by the real reasons.)

When it was all over, I felt thoroughly satisfied that he had persuasively linked George W. Bush and John McCain, that he had dispelled the notion of John McCain the "maverick," that he'd bucked the celebrity tag and that he'd come across as confident yet humble...and very much in charge.

After spending all day yesterday threatening to hit us with his VP pick early to squelch Obama's big moment, McCain wimped out—knowing, as he does, that announcing Mitt Romney (wah-WAHHHHH) is just not going to cut through the excitement created by Obama's acceptance. I don't even think a surprise pick of Sarah Palin from Alaska (I have long argued McCain may pick a woman just to lure the Hill-Raisers—but Palin is 20 years younger, seems like 100 times less capable than Obama and could easily wind up president if McCain croaks) can compete. 

See, it's not just that Obama is the first black man to accept a major party's nomination, it's that Obama himself is an exciting man with exciting ideas.