143 posts categorized "SENATE"

May 02 2015
Fight The Real Enemy? We Are. Comments (0)

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Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass continue to be absolute train-wrecks. How people this tone deaf become wealthy is surprising. I have to assume they were born into part of it, allowing them much easier access to continuing success? Otherwise, I'm impressed. In a bad way.

After Reisner and Weiderpass initially defended their hosting of unapologetically anti-gay Sen. Ted Cruz in their apartment, where a guy died after a drug-fueled night of partying just a few months earlier, both have since issued statements acknowledging they were wrong and apologizing for it.

However, how sorry are they, when they continue trying to get press not to apologize and move on, but to explain why they were not wrong in the first place, and to defend themselves as pro-gay?

In their new sit-down with New York magazine, they're clearly treating the entire matter very lightly; their tone is that it's ridiculous that people were so upset:

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Very flippant. Very charmed by their own non-existent cleverness.

Weiderpass passionately defends his record as a gay-rights supporter, and continues to push what he sees as a big achievement—getting  Cruz to admit he would love his daughter all the same if she were a lesbian. See, I'm actually much more interested in how Cruz votes and in how he demonizes gay people in the public sphere, much more so than I am interested in whether he's a loving dad. Dick Cheney loves Mary Cheney, but he was still part of the most successful anti-gay pushes in history. Legally, he helped push gay to the brink of being illegal. So it matters not one iota to me whether or not he loves his gay daughter, unless we're discussing his humanity, in which case I'd say it makes him a slightly better person, but deeply hypocritical.

This is actually the problem with how they're arguing their own case, actually. They think because they've done good things for gay rights, they can't personally be anti-gay—that they're not the enemy.

It's not even about them as people. They're gay, they probably want good things for gay people. However, if they're willing to provide gay cover for a homophobe with actual power, and if they're supporting candidates who are anti-gay, that—as in the Cheney example—pits them against gay people. That is what gay-friendly people should protest, not, “These guys are anti-gay in their hearts!” Because that's not what counts, unless you're trying to be their friend.

As a bonus in how-not-to-resuscitate-your-public-image, Reisner throws in that The Out, which some people are boycotting, isn't making any money anyway. He makes this point while insulting his customers:

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They end by saying they want the issue resolved. I'm not sure why anyone should forgive and forget when they're clearly just struggling to make themselves look better and make anyone upset with them seem like they're overreacting.

 
Apr 23 2015
Loretta Lynch...At Last Comments (0)

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Loretta Lynch has finally—five months later—been confirmed as Attorney General. It's absurd when a political party holds up the confirmation of a Cabinet position out of spite. 2016 can't come fast enough.

 
Apr 17 2015
Need To Know: Her Sugar Is Raw + Republican Lets It Go + Don't Fuck With Brit Or Britt + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHot Wisco Folk by Menelik Puryear (no, the names are not made up).

*widget boy cultureDrake says Madonna kiss was “like candy.”

*widget boy cultureBest embarrassing cell ring in forever.

*widget boy cultureRINNA WAS RIGHT: Kim Richards is drunk & disorderly.

*widget boy cultureO'Malley zings Hillary for not being courageous.

*widget boy cultureGive 'em hell, Harry Reid will force Lynch vote.

*widget boy cultureBritt McHenry is a total bitch.

*widget boy cultureDon't fuck with Britney.

*widget boy cultureAre you a man-leg man?

*widget boy cultureRepublican Angie's List CEO may run for Indiana guv.

*widget boy cultureJonathan Groff was VERY closeted.

*widget boy cultureAmy Sedaris slays on Letterman.

*widget boy cultureGay porn actor implicated in shooting commits suicide.

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Apr 16 2015
Need To Know: Not Stoked + Hill, Yeah! + Grope Rate + Sizzler Reel + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureChris Christie is against marijuana? Trying running on that!

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton believes marriage is a constitutional right.

*widget boy cultureHillary racks up Dem endorsements.

*widget boy cultureHookup app etiquette.

*widget boy cultureTSA manhandlers nabbed.

*widget boy cultureMadonna hopes Drake never faces ageism.

*widget boy cultureRacist Michigan auto shop owner: No gays allowed.

*widget boy cultureGleeful animal-killer gets Facebook-shamed.

*widget boy culture'90s Sizzler commercial is delish.

*widget boy cultureGold digger smackdown!

V_-stivianoPayback is a bitch, and so is Ms. Stiviano.

 

 
Mar 09 2015
Age Of Treason Comments (0)

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Members of Congress attempting to undermine President Obama's work toward a nuke deal with Iran. They seem to be treating Obama like a terrorist and seem completely in the thrall of foreign interests. I can't wait until this hopefully short-lived Republican power burst is squelched.

 
Jan 08 2015
Need To Know: Everyone Is Charlie + Cops Stop + Old Wounds + Gay EMPIRE + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureABOVE: He looks good in the shower.

*widget boy cultureBecause Kirby Delauter.

*widget boy cultureJohn Travolta's O.J. Simpson connection.

*widget boy cultureIt's a Benedict Cumberbatch! (And, coincidentally...)

*widget boy cultureFormer American Idol contender is now a former man. Congrats, girl!

*widget boy cultureRepublican Congress vs. Social Security.

*widget boy cultureFormer Republican VA Gov. Bob McDonnell gets off easy.

*widget boy cultureBrandon Routh still looks great shirtless.

*widget boy cultureLee Daniels on LGBT Empire storyline.

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*widget boy cultureRedState compares LGBT activists to Paris terrorists.

*widget boy cultureSocial media users are Charlie. London is Charlie. Madonna is Charlie.

*widget boy cultureCatholic League leader kinda gets why the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had to die. Black god

*widget boy cultureHave you met God? She's black.

*widget boy cultureTamir Rice's killer flunked his sheriff department exam.

*widget boy cultureNYPD's ineffective unnoticed work stoppage.

*widget boy cultureLooking Season 2 premieres.

*widget boy cultureDaddyhunt CEO to Stephen Fry & Elliot Spencer: “Ignore the haters!”

*widget boy cultureNekkid Spartacus actor.

CraigparkerHe's got it all.

 
Jan 03 2015
Need To Know: Pam's Anti-Gay Piehole + Some Of My Best Sisters Are + Palin Shows Signs Of Rabies + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culturePam Bondi is tops on Wicked Gay Blog's Biggest Homophobes of '14 list.

*widget boy cultureYour holiday hangover cure is here.

*widget boy cultureTuc Watkins has serious masculinity issues.

*widget boy cultureProfessional anti-gay Michelle Duggar has a lesbian sister(who's anti-equality.

*widget boy cultureMacklemore will be a daddy.

*widget boy cultureSenate Democrats got 20 million more votes than Republicans.

*widget boy cultureInto the Woods used to be about AIDS.

*widget boy cultureThis 2014 flashback is a real drag.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin's response to PETA has the eloquence of an Internet troll.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith goes public with BF.

Sam-SMithThey're the queens of the world!

 
Dec 11 2014
Need To Know: Tortured Logic + And The Award Goes To Zzzz + Dude, My Girlfriend Is Away + Nun's Brass Ballsl + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSenate torture report is horrifying; could war-crimes charges happen?

*widget boy cultureOutgoing Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) says CIA, White House still lying. Tyson-Beckford-HIV-Plus

*widget boy cultureDoctors aided and abetted torture.

*widget boy cultureNicolle Wallace is cool with torture.

*widget boy cultureSNORE: Golden Globes nominations.

*widget boy cultureTyson Beckford covers HIV Plus.

*widget boy cultureThe poz movie Hollywood wouldn't make.

*widget boy cultureNo surprise: PrEP does increase barebacking.

*widget boy cultureIs this give-it-to-me-all-over-my-Facebook?

*widget boy cultureTop 10 overused gay-porn scenarios.

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*widget boy cultureThis summer blockbuster is riddled with faults.

*widget boy cultureBRONSKI BEAT: Cineaste asks what's so queer about James Franco. Comfyballs_3133764b

*widget boy cultureComfyballs branded “too vulgar” for U.S. trademark.

*widget boy cultureAngelina Jolie's a “minimally talented spoiled brat”?

*widget boy cultureFeminist attacks Madonna. (Wait, which decade is this?)

*widget boy cultureItaly's singing nun gifts the Pope with her “Like a Virgin” cover.

*widget boy cultureVine star Cameron Dallas is bulging with surprises.

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