Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Page 1 Consider (01/12)

  • Love Hangover: Bradley Cooper insists he's not gay. But his character who took it up the poop-chute in a sweaty round of shack sex in "Wet, Hot American Summer" sure was. (OMG!)

  • Game. Set. Match: While the Tiger Woods saga dominated the headlines, sports legends Chris Evert and Greg Norman quietly finalized their divorce last month down in Key West, with no money changing hands. (Palm Beach Post)

  • Gays vs. Democratic Party: While I understand the impetus for stories like this, sometimes I wish we could stop being so freethinking and be more like members of the Republican cult and stick together no matter what. The GOP has been begging -- to no avail -- for prayer in school and the reversal of Roe v. Wade forever, yet you rarely see them turning on the RNC. People say that Fox News has more viewers than CNN, MSNBC, and the nightly news of ABC, CBS and NBC combined because it's a "niche" market. Yet somehow I don't believe 50 percent of the nation qualifies as a "niche" anymore. Let's hope the "tea party" crackpots finally break the Republican Party apart the way so many of us have been willing to turn our backs so quickly on the Dems. (Advocate)

  • I Now Pronounce You Man and Turtle: Prop. 8 federal lawsuit begins; cue right-wing media hysteria. (MediaMatters)

  • Friend of the Court? And then there's that bigger question: Is it too soon to petition the Supreme Court on gay marriage? (New Yorker)

  • McCougar Town: It's nice to see that homophobic politicians are as hypocritical -- and awful -- in other countries as they are in America. Northern Ireland leader Peter Robinson stepped aside as first minister yesterday for six weeks to clear his name amid a scandal linked to his wife's affair with a teenager. Iris Robinson, 60, herself a top politician, described homosexuality as an "abomination" as she was fucking a teenager (whose father she had previously fucked) and giving him illegal loans to open a cafe in her district. (TimesLive) (Poll: Would YOU do him?)

  • Love Match: Factually challenged Fox News hires factually challenged Sarah Palin. (Media Matters)

  • Death by Print Media: In yet another sign that people should get their news online, Mighty Joe Rollino, the famous Brooklyn strongman who once lifted 475 pounds with his teeth, was was struck down Monday by a minivan in his neighborhood on his way to buy the morning paper. He was 104 and fit as a fiddle. (NYT)

  • To Tell the Truth: Slugger Mark McGwire finally admitted what we've known all along: he used steroids. Now how long before the rest of the people I've accused come clean? (NY Post)

  • Glee Is the Word: Olivia Newton-John is ready to get "Physical" with the cast of "Glee." Show creator Ryan Murphy revealed to ET that the "Grease" star will make a special guest appearance on "Glee" to perform her 1981 hit "Physical" alongside Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch). (Insider)

  • Reality Check: Check out how the last 11 "Bachelor" stars are looking on the beach these days. (Us Weekly)

  • RIP: Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary not, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday. She was 100. (WaPo)
  • 1 comment:

    Matthew said...

    40% (not 50%) of the country identifies as "conservative" in the latest annual Gallup poll. That's a lot considering "liberals" are just under 20%. However, a good number of those "conservatives" are Democrats; the definitions of liberal vs. conservative are rather fluid.

    I agree with you that it makes no sense to completely abandon (as opposed to pressuring) the DNC, and the comparison to the RNC is very sound. The only way it makes sense to boycott the DNC is if all you care about is gay rights, period. If that is the case, it makes sense. But only caring about gay rights doesn't make much sense.