Friday, March 24, 2017
This embarrassing setback for Donald Trump and Paul Ryan will leave the "president" with more time to threaten members of Congress, and give the speaker more time to practice giving blowjobs. The best part is that the reason they don't have the votes is because the Unaffordable Care Act isn't horrible enough to appease some Republicans.
I'm reluctantly starting to try to "understand" what voters who wanted to "shake up the system" were thinking when they voted for Trump. (I still maintain they knew he dealt in racism and either agreed with his hateful message or looked the other way., which makes them complicit.) But what I want to know is if any of them are finally starting to realize that tilting everything in favor of the wealthy is not the solution to what ails them, whatever that may be. Sadly, I fear the answer is no. As a friend put it, now on to Mexico not paying for that wall ...
A weekly look at what's making news in the gay mags:
Gay Times (U.K.): Max Emerson and boyfriend fuel our thirst with shirtless snaps in London
QX (London): In praise of 21st century Madonna!
The Gay U.K.: David Gandy unveils his latest Marks and Spencer campaign!
HIV Plus: The ever-reliable Charlie Sheen says there are more poz stars in Hollywood.
Get Out!: Relationship goals with Victor and Javi.
Metro Weekly (D.C.): Anthony Rapp talks about playing a man obsessed, the years he spent in "Rent," and his historic role as a gay character on the new "Star Trek."
DNA (Australia): Luis Ansa flaunts what he's got -- and it's a lot.
Echo (Phoenix): This year's festival offers a diverse collection of ways to celebrate Pride.
Winq (U.K.): Ex-"Coronation Street" star Scott Wright shows off incredible 12-week body transformation.
Tetu (France): Toulouse: security costs threaten Pride 2017.
Out in Jersey: Catching up with "Fun Home" writer Alison Bechdel.
Grab (Chicago): Get your flower power with Roberto Gonzalez.
Passport: How about a romantic getaway to the Sonoma Valley?
Q Salt Lake: Here comes the wedding issue.
MetroSource: Another long look at adolescent love in "Departure."
Attractive Men: Not sure what this even is, but I guess Unattractive Men didn't quite have the same ring to it.
Was perhaps a little hard on Cindy Wilson of the B-52s when she released her debut solo EP in the fall. It's growing on me -- and now she's followed it up with "Supernatural," which is even more fun and accessible. It opens with the bouncy "Frenzy," then segues into the wonderful "Twice Shy," perhaps my favorite song on the collection and today's song of the day. "Ballistic" is a pulsing jam before the title track, which suffers from a bit of the atmospheric flavor of "Sunrise."
New York Post: Paul Ryan gives Trump the "bad" news before health-care vote.
The Daily News: President Trump demands Friday vote for faltering Obamacare repeal plan
The New York Times: How House Republicans Are Planning to Vote on Obamacare Replacement
The Wall Street Journal: Artsy-Craftsy Booze Is Giving Kentucky Rabbis a Headache
Thursday, March 23, 2017
You'd be forgiven if you were less interested in the match between Kyle Edmund and Jared Donaldson last night at the Miami Open than what was going on in their players' boxes -- where abs-aficionado and former model Jan-Michael Gambill was cheering Jared on while Kyle got his love and support from Ryan Jones, above, who it turns out is also a MODEL.
I'd work hard for either of them.
This cover goes perfectly with a conversation Damian and I were having last night, when I told him that unlike Watergate, where a few diehard Nixon fans believe to this day he was railroaded but the vast majority of Americans agree that he needed to be removed, I'm 100% sure the same 461.% of the electorate who supported Trump will still insist Russiagate isn't real, no matter what evidence is uncovered. Yes, that's where we are today ... and yes, it's very frightening.
Rep. Adam Schiff is a former federal prosecutor, by the way. John "All Talk and No Action" McCain is now calling for a select committee or independent commission to take over this investigation, but does anyone in any position of authority even care?
Andy Cohen nails our reality television "president."