10 posts categorized "MARYLAND"

Dec 31 2012
Clang! Clang! Clang! Went The Bigot Comments (4)

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The New York Times states that Matt Grubbs, owner of Discover Annapolis Tours, is discontinuing wedding services aboard his trollies rather than work with the expected gay couples now that Maryland is legalizing same-sex marriage on the 1st of January.

Egomedia-photography-USNA-blizzard_LGThe paper—and Grubbs—characterizes this as an act of "Christian conviction." I call bullshit. It's not Christian to refuse to so much as do business with a gay person, a gay married person or even with someone who is, in a Christian's opinion, sinning. This man has served couples he knows full well had sex prior to being married, he serves people he assumes lie and cheat and maybe even steal (or doesn't ask)...why is the "sin" of being gay and married put on a higher plane than any other?

I agree with the straight groom who made this a story by publicizing it as "repressive bigotry"—that's what it is, bigotry. It's his right to be a bigot, but it's mine to point it out. The fool is dropping $50K a year with this decision, so it's not not morally misguided, it's just plain dumb.

 
Nov 07 2012
Need To Know: Forward Comments (0)

Barack-Obama-hair-flag-ladyThe lady with the flag in her hair was a scene-stealer. Aretha wants one NOW.

Widget boy culturePresident Barack Obama's instant-classic 2 a.m. victory speech.

Widget boy cultureWhy his win is, in fact, a mandate.

Widget boy cultureMitt Romney's brief but conciliatory concession. Tammy-Baldwin

Widget boy cultureTammy Baldwin's powerful victory speech.

Widget boy cultureTommy Thompson's deflated concession speech.

Widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren's exhilarated victory speech.

Widget boy cultureScott Brown's defensive concession speech.

Widget boy cultureClaire McCaskill's against-all-odds victory speech.

Widget boy cultureTodd Akin's must-see revolting cunt-cession speech. Barack-Obama-Michelle

Widget boy cultureHeidi Heitkamp (D) narrowly defeats Rick Berg (R) in ND.

Widget boy cultureJon Tester (D) looks set to beat Denny Rehberg (R) in MT.

Widget boy cultureGabby Giffords' aide slightly behind in race to succeed her in AZ.

Widget boy cultureOpenly gay Richard Tisei (R) loses to John Tierney (D) in MA.

Widget boy cultureMichele Bachmann (RX100) beats Jim Graves (D) in MN...barely.

Widget boy cultureAllen West (RX1,000) probably loses to Patrick Murphy (D) in FL...barely.

Widget boy cultureJeff Flake (R) defeats Richard Carmona (D) in AZ.

Widget boy cultureSenate will have highest % of females ever...at 18%.

Widget boy cultureGA won by Romney, but by less than 8%. Swing state '16.

Widget boy cultureAll four marriage-equality votes favored the good guys.

Widget boy cultureOH newswoman has zero integrity, sick of talking about it.

Widget boy cultureGOProud not only stupid, but also bitter.

Widget boy cultureBrian Williams on Trump: "Driven well past the last exit to relevance."

Drunk-Diane-Sawyer"Hey, guysh...if you wanna hear shum shtuff, I'll tell yas shum Nixshun shtuff...whee!"

Widget boy cultureProjection: Diane Sawyer is sleeping it off right now.

Widget boy cultureCO, WA & MA chillax on the pot issue.

Widget boy cultureL.A.: Porn performers must wear condoms. MADONNA STRIPS OBAMA

Widget boy cultureMadonna thrills at news of Obama's victory. Strips.

Widget boy cultureOther stars react to President Obama's big win.

Widget boy cultureKarl Rove refuses to accept reality. Worked in '00. Not this time.

Karl-Rove-OhioThis turd has blossomed

 
Need To Know: Electoral College Edition Comments (5)

Obama_Oct_2010"Chill out—he had this!"

Widget boy cultureLesbian Tammy Baldwin (D) beats out Tommy Thompson (R) in WI.

Widget boy cultureOut former Clinton staffer Sean Patrick Maloney (D) beats Nan Hayworth (R) in NY.

Widget boy cultureMaine to marriage equality: We do! (MD: Us, too!)

Widget boy cultureClaire McCaskill (D) shuts down Todd Akin (Rape) in MO. Elizabeth-Warren

Widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren (D) unseats Scott Brown (R) in MA.

Widget boy cultureKirsten Gillibrand (D) easily wins a full term in NY.

Widget boy cultureSherrod Brown (D) wins vs. unspeakable douchebag in OH.

Widget boy cultureLinda McMahon (R) pinned by Chris Murphy (D) in CT.

Widget boy cultureJoe Donnelly (D) aborts Richard Mourdock (R) in IN.

Widget boy cultureTim Kaine (D) trounces George "Macaca" Allen in VA. Tammy_Baldwin

Widget boy cultureBill Nelson (D) strikes out Connie Mack (R) in FL.

Widget boy cultureBill Casey (D) wins—no clever verbiage—vs. Tom Smith (R) in PA.

Widget boy cultureIn MA, Kennedy (D) scores Barney Frank's seat. (Stop it.)

Widget boy cultureTammy Duckworth (D) vanquishes deadbeat dad Joe Walsh (R) in IL.

Widget boy cultureMazie Hirono (D) defeats ex-guv Linda Lingle (R) in HI.

Widget boy cultureRedskins game that predicted Obama loss was botched by ref.

Widget boy cultureBill O'Reilly thinks all O voters are freeloaders.

Widget boy cultureGOP to hold onto the House of Representatives.

Widget boy cultureKarl Rove literally thinks he owns FOX News.

Widget boy cultureDonald Trump should be arrested for treason. For real.

Widget boy cultureAnd finally, Sarah Palin looks HIDEOUS:

Sarah-PalinVia Perez.

 
Nov 03 2012
Lady Gaga: C'mon, Vote! Comments (1)

LADY GAGA MARRIAGE EQUALITY MINNESOTANice sentiment, but the Web site behind this should learn to spell "Minnesota"

Lady Gaga promotes marriage equality by reminding viewers of this quickie video that residents can vote for the stuff on Tuesday in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington...

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Oct 31 2012
Need To Know Comments (2)

2012 obama-romney720From not-so-bad to worse

Widget boy cultureAbove: Barack Obama and Mitt Romey are NOT. THE. SAME.

Widget boy cultureNate Silver not voting, but if he did, it would be between...Johnson and Romney???

Widget boy cultureAnother poll shows Obama ahead in...Florida??? Ricky Martin no pants underwear

Widget boy cultureRicky Martin drops his pants for charity.

Widget boy cultureNew Sicilian governor is gay! (But an asshole.)

Widget boy cultureFor Sharon Needles, "Everyday (sic) is Halloween."

Widget boy cultureJohnny Depp's drag routine for David Furnish.

Widget boy cultureBreezy Point among hardest hit by Sandy thanks to fire.

Widget boy cultureClimate-change deniers are "pigs." (Can pigs swim?)

Widget boy cultureMaryland marriage is on the brink.

Widget boy cultureGay Republican faked hate crime, is fired. GOProud still supports.

Widget boy cultureMitt Romney's Ohio relief event was a total fraud.

Mitt Romney fraudCanned empathy

 
Sep 07 2012
Sour On Krouts: Maryland Teabagger Still Fighting WWII Comments (1)

RoscoebartlettDo we need German-American internment camps?

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland), a Tea Party Caucus member, has insinuated that government student loans are a slippery slope to...the Holocaust??? Yep:

"Not that it's not a good idea to give students loans, it certainly is a good idea to give them loans. But if you can ignore the Constitution to do something good today, tomorrow you will be ignoring the Constitution to do something bad. You could. There are more people in our, in America today of German ancestry than any other [inaudible]. The Holocaust that occurred in Germany—how in the heck could that happen? And when you start down the wrong road, it can be a very slippery slope."

When they first said "it takes all kinds," that was before the Tea Party came into existence. It doesn't take that kind.

 
Feb 23 2012
Mazel Tov, Marry-Land! Comments (0)

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Maryland's Senate passed marriage equality 25-22, and it's off to the gov for signing.

 
Feb 08 2012
Bells Are Ringing Comments (0)

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Washington has become the seventh state to embrace marriage equality after the House voted 55-43 in favor of it. Governor Christine Gregoire—who won her office by a sliver more than once, I think—has promised to sign it into law.

Meanwhile, Maryland's battle for marriage equality has an ally in Rev. Al Sharpton:

 
Sep 25 2011
Priceless! (Actually: Pricy!) Comments (1)

Tiffany_alstonTurns out vows were not all this idiot took!

Maryland's Tiffany Alston, who voted against marriage equality after having been a co-sponsor of a bill for it, has been formally charged with embezzling...in order to help fund her own wedding!

I hope she's not married to her freedom, because I think this principled lady might be wedding-marching straight to jail.

 
Nov 07 2010
We Got This Comments (0)

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Those mysterious Maryland robocalls—telling Democratic voters to "relax" because Democratic candidate for governor Martin O'Malley had already won with President Obama's help—have been traced. Turns out they were organized by Julius Henson and Rhonda Russell, both Democrats who were supporting (notoriously sleazy) Republican Bob Ehrlich this cycle.

So 50,000 voters—apparently, many of them minorities—were targeted with voter suppression by two African-Americans who had formerly identified as Democrats. About as low as you can get in politics.

O'Malley won anyway.