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Feb 12 2016
Ali Forney's Carl Siciliano On Trying To Buy THAT Church: A TRIUMPH OF LOVE OVER HATRED Comments (0)

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I'm loving The Randy Report's interviews, and not just because I was one of them!

Here, Randy speaks with Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of The Ali Forney Center, which is devoted to housing and advocacy for homeless LGBT youth.

One of the hot topics is the Center's bid to purchase a Harlem church which had become a hornet's nest of virulent homophobia courtesy of the Rev. James Manning.

Via Randy's write-up:

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Nevada #DemDebate: Hillary Seemed To Land Some Solid Blows Comments (0)

Obviously (to anyone who reads me), I am rooting for Hillary. That said, she certainly makes blunders now and again, and there is much to criticize.

However, credit where it's due—Hillary did some real damage to Bernie in tonight's debate in Milwaukee.

Bernie is not expanding his attacks on Hillary. Though he did come off as more sarcastic and pointed than I've heard him before, not to great effect, he is simply continuing to hit her (perfectly fairly) over Wall Street and the status quo.

By contrast, Hillary (who came off as less aggressive than usual overall) rattled Bernie by (perfectly fairly) quoting him in his repeated attacks on President Obama. Though he tried to turn it around by calling the line of attack a “low blow,” it was clear the crowd was with Hillary, and in my opinion, this is where she created a new wound for Bernie: It really is ridiculous that he suggested President Obama be primaried in 2012, and it really is offensive that he's questioned Obama's leadership and it really is pretty weird for him to happily contribute a positive blurb to a book whose premise is that Obama should inspire Democratic buyer's remorse. 

Bernie followers are tweeting approvingly of his line about how he isn't the one who ran against Obama, which presumably means Hillary is disingenuous to attack Bernie for strongly criticizing the president whose party he now wants to lead. However, it makes no fucking sense. She ran against candidate Obama, and then she supported him. Any disagreements she's had have been respectful, not calls for someone to run against him, not statements that his leadership is lacking. I see this as a problem for Sanders that will flower.

For anyone irked by Hillary's shouting, can we get a note to Bernie to stop the finger wagging?

As usual, Bernie landed blows over big money (allowing her closing on how she is not a one-issue candidate to be all the more compelling), but Hillary spoke knowledgable circles around her opponent on foreign policy. Criticize her motives and question where her heart is, but the woman has to be one of the most thoroughly prepared candidates for the office—she never sounds like she's bullshitting, she knows the ins and outs of just about any issue.

I actually think Bernie must've been a little sick or fatigued, and it showed, leading him to become snippy. He brought up Hillary's boneheaded decision to bring up Henry Kissinger in their last debate, but in so doing, he his delivery was cranky. I think Hillary did well in contextualizing her mention of Kissinger; it's clear to me that when she first brought him up (and I did groan at even his name!), she was bragging that someone so politically diametrically opposed to her had praised her. She never seemed to imply that Kissinger—who is alive!—would be part of her brain trust. She also scored by questioning who Sanders listens to on foreign policy; he did not answer that well.

His answers about inspirational leaders felt kinda expected, whereas Hillary's surprise inclusion of Obama was inspired, as well as coming off as genuine.

Most of their diehards must know she bested him tonight, but we all know debates are not the be-all, end-all (remember Kerry running circles around W?). Probably very few votes were changed, but I would think undecideds (in Nevada) will be thinking harder about Hillary after this.

 
Feb 11 2016
Abort! Abort!: Planned Parenthood Bids Adieu To Carly Fiorina Comments (0)

Planned Parenthood says so long to Carly Fiorina, one of its fiercest foes, as she drops her prez bid.

 
Feb 10 2016
May The Better Man Or Woman Win: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders Comments (0)

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As this writer expresses, I'm glad Bernie Sanders is not only in the race but in it to win it—he has already pushed Hillary to the left, which is what one hopes will happen with frontrunners who are challenged by appealing contenders, that he or she will get the message and evolve—but I believe Hillary Clinton should win the nomination and the presidency.

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So congrats to Bernie Sanders on winning New Hampshire, and I am hopeful Hillary will win the Nevada caucus (that would probably seal the deal, and if not ...) and South Carolina and eventually take the whole thing.

But I am embarrassed by the Hillary Clinton supporters who are skeeved out by the Socialism scare tactics, and repeat them, just as I think too many of Bernie's supporters are crowding the low road that he himself vowed not to use.

Speaking of Bernie: His breakfast with Al Sharpton in NYC definitely grabbed some attention! The sight of them together could be enough to induce heart failure amongst many right-wingers ... and far too many self-proclaimed liberals.

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Anyway: Good luck to both, and may the better man or woman win.

 
6-PACK — Fan's Faint Praise For Russell Tovey + Gay Stuntman + Sh*t Ben Carson Does + Running Up That Hillary Clinton + Gaga's Reason For Being + Wicked Gay Blog's Return! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey is sorry he's so freakin' hot. (Our meeting, his overpowering hotness.)

*widget boy cultureShawn Balentine: First pro stuntman to come out.

*widget boy cultureHilarious take on Ben Carson's cold feet.

*widget boy cultureHillary still ahead nationally, most Dems think she'll win the nomination.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga “would never be here” without David Bowie.

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Feb 09 2016
New Hampshire: It's Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump Comments (0)

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Boy, does New Hampshire ever have a split personality tonight! On the Democratic side, voters have chosen Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders as the party's nominee, while the Republicans just handed Donald Trump his first primary win.

Hillary conceded NH with just a few % of the votes counted.

Next up, Nevada and South Carolina.

 
People Are Mad That The Super Bowl Halftime Show Was Pro-Gay Comments (0)

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According to LGBTQ Nation, some viewers were mad at what they perceived to be a pro-gay slant to the Super Bowl halftime show.

Sample grouch (a young guy, BTW): 

Guessing he's not a Berniebro.

The same user complained that because he experienced pushback to his comment, that means he has lost the right to express his point of view. Nope. But you never had the right to express it with impunity. Other people retain their right to express their point of view that your point of view is bigoted and lame.

 
6-PACK — Kathryn Knott That Innocent + Wicked Gay Return + Selfless Kim Davis Selfie? + Michigan Outlaws Funnest Sex + REAL SISTER WIVES OF NEW YORK + Steven Avery's Twins' Verdict! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGay-bashing Kathryn Knott sentenced to 5 to 10 months in jail.

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*widget boy cultureWHAT WATER CRISIS?: MI Republicans outlaw sodomy.

*widget boy cultureRamona Singer dated LuAnn de Lesseps's fiancé.

*widget boy cultureSteven Making a Murderer Avery's twin sons speak out on his guilt.

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