Toby Flenderson Robert Gibbs is leaving his position as White House Press Secretary. Man, this is as welcome as the news that Rahm Emanuel was leaving. Gibbs seems like a really nice guy but was so ill-suited to this position it was embarrassing.
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As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.
Take That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?
Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.
Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.
From '07, one of my faves. Old iPhones were better because they were worse.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.
HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.
The salty-mouthed Eric Massa, who just resigned as a first-term congressman from New York, is so pissed off about his sexual harassment situation that he's trying to blame it all on Rahm Emanuel and the Obama Administration's vindictive streak. Fair enough—if he thinks he was railroaded, let's see what the facts of his case are.
But now he's going to talk to Glenn Beck about it—for a full hour.
If he's willing to give aid and comfort to the likes of Beck to avenge his humiliation, this was never a Democrat. This man has no moral center. This is a widespread issue with too many politicians and it's bipartisan—just like Roy Ashburn, it's just a job, with no personal convictions.
UPDATE: Emanuel has apologized, but cleverly, he's only apologized to the people who are demeaned by "retarded," not the idiot Democrats he was berating. I still think he barks and barks but his time with Obama so far really bites, but I did like this outcome.Sarah Palin is so offended by Rahm Emanuel's well-known penchant for swearing and for his allegedly having used the word "retarded" (which she considers the same as the N-word) that she's calling for him to be fired. Emanuel could call for her to resign except she already did.
If "retarded" is as bad as the N-word, shouldn't we be calling it the R-word?
Even more interestingly, she seems to be inviting a revisitation of Levi Johnston's accusation that she once jokingly referred to her own child—who is the unspoken prop in her Emanuel war—as "my little retarded baby."
Then there was that rumor that Palin once said of Barack Obama clenching the Democratic nomination, "So Sambo beat the bitch?"
Oh, Sarah. Emanuel should be forced out of his position, but not for having a potty mouth.
Rep. Joe Wilson hastily apologized for screaming "you lie!" at POTUS during a speech to Congress, but that hasn't stopped tons of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle from denouncing his sad ass. (And that, in turn, hasn't stopped wingnut lunatics from praising him on Twitter and elsewhere—get a clue, idiots, he's apologizing so even if you supported his outburst he doesn't have the guts to support it himself.)