Friday, April 13, 2007

Page 1 Consider (04/13)

  • Don't It Make Her Brown Eyes Blue? How ironic that I -- a vehement critic of the Durham district attorney's office -- would be having ambivalent feelings about the lynching the Duke rape accuser is getting the media now. She was named -- Crystal Gail Mangum -- and pictured on the cover of all the tabloids yesterday and the cable news networks were having at her). John Podhoretz wrote a provocative piece in the NY Post saying because the attorney general has chosen not to press charges against the woman -- the reasonable punishment in my opinion -- she must be named (Crystal Gail Mangum) and shamed as often and as loudly as possible because "people who are tempted to do the monstrous things Mangum did should fear public exposure. They should be terrified of it. They should have nightmares about it. They should be given no encouragement whatsoever to believe they can launch a nuclear weapon at someone's reputation and escape unscathed." I know he's right, but I guess I've never been a big believer in the whole "An Eye for An Eye" mentality, and something tells me some pretty rotten things happened at that party to provoke this vindictive reaction from her -- not that it justifies what she did in any way. Still, I'm glad it's "over." (NYP) Meanwhile, Mike Nifong issued an "apology" to the players he charged with rape. But as my mother would say to me when I was a child, "It sure doesn't sound like you're sorry." (AP)

  • Judging Lezzy: The Arkansas court of appeals ruled Wednesday that a child should be transferred from his lesbian mother's custody to his father's -- but the majority opinion insisted the change had nothing to do with the mom's sexuality. I don't know the details of this case, but it did strike me as odd that this gem was included in the records: The courts "have never condoned a parent's promiscuous conduct or lifestyle when such lifestyle has been in the presence of a child." All right, then. (Advocate)

  • Don't Dream, It's Over: Radio freak Don Imus was a jerk, is a jerk, and will always be a jerk. Could he and his bad wig please crawl into a hole and disappear? (WP)

  • One Man, One Woman, Two Criminal Charges: Nothing defends the sanctity of marriage like an assault with civil rights violation chaser. (Source)

  • Gays and Hate: Legislation to included crimes against gays and lesbians in federal hate crime laws was reintroduced in the Senate Thursday. A similar bill was reintroduced in the House last month. (Source)

  • Burning Desire: Button your flies, people: The Centers for Disease Control says the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the "superbugs" resistant to common antibiotics. (WP)

  • The Truth Hurts: I don't get these ads for True dating service. Is there something sexy about a guy with a mediocre body queening out while playing with a garden hose in his saggy jockey shorts? (True)
  • 4 comments:

    Drownedworld73 said...

    The Truth Hurts...yeah I don't get any of the gay dating ads but at least I have to give them credit for not using yet another perfectly sculpted gym body. I've just giving up caring and accepted the fact that the world only loves 2 kinds of gay men...those w/ rock hard abs or the screaming queens.

    Stella said...

    I wished The New York Post would have done this for the girl who screamed rape on Kobe Bryant. That case didn't go to criminal trial. She later sued in a civil case that was settled. I would loved to have seen her name and face. But oh, she is a white woman so we can't do that.

    Anonymous said...

    yes-- for once not a perfect guy...I happen to think they both are veey cute and very sexy--real is good...I bet that was the intention but maybe not-who knows

    Anonymous said...

    I appreciate the "perfect" male form as much as you do, (which is why I read your blog). However it is great to see guys like the rest of us for a change (look in the mirror).

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