Friday, December 22, 2006

Page 1 Consider (12/22)

  • Commack v. Combover: As predicted, the Rosie O'Donnell-Donald Trump Battle of the Bigmouths has shot straight out of the stratosphere. I find it particularly amusing that Trump thinks that being "unattractive" is what makes a woman a "loser" given how many "winners" have married him ... but Rosie hardly needs me to defend herself. Go, Rosie! (AH)
  • What About the '3 Sliced Things' Diet Plate? In preparation for the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is making an effort to improve English spelling and standardize signs and menus. Sadly, pee soup is already off the menu as China makes its English more savory, and I'd order quickly if you're looking for any "complicated cake," "five sliced things," "dumpling stuffed with the ovary and digestive glands of a crab" or "crap in the grass." (Independent)
  • The Odds Are Good: Miss Nevada USA once posed for topless photos? STOP!!!! (AP)
  • Queens Without a Title: New Jersey's governor signed legislation Thursday giving gay couples all the rights and responsibilities of marriage allowed under state law -- but not the title. When the law goes into effect Feb. 19, New Jersey will become the third state offering civil unions to gay couples and the fifth allowing gay couples some version of marriage. Connecticut and Vermont also offer civil unions for gay couples, while Massachusetts allows gay couples to marry, and California has domestic partnerships that bring full marriage rights under state law. Hawaii and Maine also offer some form of legal recognition to gay couples. ''We must recognize that many gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey are in committed relationships and deserve the same benefits and rights as every other family in this state,'' said Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who opposed the use of the word "marriage" for gay people. Neither the recently divorced governor (whose ex-wife's quote "He let his family down, and he'll probably let New Jersey down, too" was the centerpiece of his gubernatorial opponent Doug Forrester's ad campaign) nor his nagging-him-to-marry twice-divorced gal pal, had any comment about recognizing that there are many straight couples in New Jersey are in uncommitted relationships. (AP)
  • Here's What He Said: My blogger buddy Beantown Cuban (aka Boston Globe reporter Johnny Diaz) wrote a nice profile on Reichen Lemkuhl, who discusses his struggle with coming to terms with being gay in the military, his shame about growing up in a trailer park, and what he'd like to be best known for now that his reality television days are behind him. (His answer might surprise you.) (BeantownCuban)
  • Not-So-Good Lord: How shameless are right-wing Christians? You might even be surprised. (SFGate)
  • Lezzie Silver Lining: A lesbian teacher in Ohio fired over a class presentation on the National Day of Silence settled a lawsuit against her former school district after it agreed to make its policies more gay friendly. Jimmie K. Beall of Galloway and the London City School District, west of Columbus, settled their federal lawsuit days before the December 11 trial was to begin. Under the settlement, "sexual orientation" was added to the school system's equal employment policy and the ones for any other "program and activity for which the board is responsible." (GPC)
  • What on God's Green Earth! Now Catholic leaders are attacking straight people who supporting gay rights? (Advocate)

    Anonymous said...

    Oh Lord!

    WHY are you extending Reichen Lemkuhl's 15 minutes of fame? He's an arrogant nit of limited talent who thinks he deserves the world because he's attractive - and his "struggles" are no different than those of a million other gay men.

    Lance finally got wise and dumped his fame grubbing ass. Please do the same. *WINK*

    Respectfully signed,

    Fed Up With Lemkuhl.

    Anonymous said...

    They didn't break up. Calm down.