Thursday, June 05, 2008

Page 1 Consider (06/05)

  • Seriously? I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that the last thing producers of "The Office" were trying to do was turn Jim, Pam, Dwight and the gang into fashion icons. (USAToday)

  • OMG: Oklahoma Sen. James M. Inhofe is bat-shit crazy! (NYT)

  • Freedom of Choice: Six in 10 Americans say the government should not regulate whether gays and lesbians can marry the people they choose, a survey finds. (USAToday)

  • Squeaky Frommed: You put up one art exhibit called "The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama" and the goddamn cops and Secret Service are immediately up your ass. (NYT)

  • Desert Hate: California's Supreme Court has refused to stay until after the November election its decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Needless to say, that wingnut Glen Lavy, of Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund is none-too pleased. "The court has not only ignored the will of the people and imposed a redefinition of marriage on Californians, it has inflicted years of legal chaos, quite possibly on the entire country." Yeah! All my straight friends are ALREADY filing for divorce 'cause of this, 'cause now their marriages don't mean anything 'cause of the gays. (NYT)

  • Fading Star: Apparently those "Star Search" residuals aren't what they used to be because Ed McMahon is reportedly fighting to avoid foreclosure on his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills home. (Start the timer before that trophy wife exits stage left.) (AP)

  • Never Too Early: Oh, great. The Kenyans are already gearing up to start sniffing around our next president to lobby him for more aid. (NYT)

  • What the Dickens? The desk where Charles Dickens wrote “Great Expectations” and his final correspondence hours before his death fetched 433,250 pounds ($850,000) at auction on Wednesday, around seven times its pre-sale estimate. Top that, Carrie Bradshaw! (Reuters)

  • Kudos to Albany: The New York Assembly has voted 102-33 to amend the state’s human rights law to include anti-discrimination protections based upon gender identity and expression. (365Gay)

  • Pride of Detroit: Congrats to my hometown Red Wings, who took home the Stanley Cup (again) last night in Pittsburgh! It's nice that the Motor City has something going its way these days. Enjoy! (AP)

  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Not just Detroit, Kenneth, but the whole state of Michigan. At a time when the state is having rough times, its is good to have something to cheer about. They were awesome in the championship rounds!