October 30, 2014

HEE HEE!


PERFORMING IN LONDON 11/6!

Here's an interview!


TRANSLATING GAY HOOK-UP LINGO


OBAMA IS A DISGRACE!

Our infrastructure is crumbling, students are forced to repay student loans well into their 50s/60s while other countries offer free higher education and they are shutting off people's water in Detroit. We don't have a Surgeon General to deal with Ebola because the nominee for that post made anti-NRA remarks so Republicans are trying to block him. But we always have money for war, and Obama should return his Nobel Peace Prize in disgrace. In part, he received that Peace Prize for his supposed desire to de-nuke.

Obama in 2009: "So today, I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. First, the United States will take concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons."

Now Obama may be preparing to spend $1 trillion on more nukes.

Democracy Now: "Since then, the United States has failed to meet its nuclear promises. In fact, a recent New York Times investigation found the United States is on pace to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades to rebuild its nuclear arsenal and facilities. As of 2013, the Federation of American Scientists estimates Russia has about—a stockpile of about 8,000 nuclear warheads, while the U.S. has about 7,300."

The US has the nerve to try and police Iran and it's nukes when we lie about de-nuking and we are the only country which has attacked another with nukes. With "police" like us, who needs criminals. Obama is a joke.



October 28, 2014

HILARIOUS!

WHY?

Wow! As NYC becomes whiter and more boring, who better than a white and boring tourism ambassador like Taylor Swift to usher in more boring, mainstream types? I had a giggle the other night after my show at Mad Museum when an older gal approached me and asked for a photo. She gave her phone to my friends Billy Erb and Pia Guccione to take the pic and remarked how she lived in Amityville and hadn't been to Manhattan in 20 years. "It's so safe now!", she joyfully exclaimed. So we stole her camera and ran just to prove her wrong and spoil her trip. (I'm kidding--we just said "Run!" once she handed us the camera and pretended to ruin her trip for a second.) Look, I don't know much about Taylor Swift and I know NYC relies on tourism, but is there anyone less NYC than her? Is Cit-tay a reference from one of her songs. I find this disturbing. Then again, I find the mirror disturbing.


DOLLY PARTON CALLS ANTI-GAY CHRISTIANS "SINNERS"

And don't miss footage of Dolly at UK's Glastonbury Festival at the end of this article. She is something else!

MORE:   GAYSTARNEWS

IN SEATTLE THURSDAY NIGHT!



MORE INFO:   STRANGERTICKETS.COM

INTERVIEW WITH ROB ROTH:  t’s a beautiful day outside, as I sit perched in front of my dining room table waiting for a call from musician, promoter, DJ, and drag legend Lady Bunny. This was an interview that I felt appropriately prepared for, but I was still nervous. She is, after all, a legend. Well, as much of a legend as you can be and still be living, I suppose.
When my phone eventually rang, though, I was treated to a delightful conversation with a thoughtful, well-spoken leader of the queer community. Lady Bunny will be visiting Seattle in a few weeks for an appearance at BUMP, the long running Halloween party benefit thrown annually by Gay City Health Project. Joining her, in addition to Superthreat (Nark + Amoania), Jimi Jaxon, and the Markos Sisters, will be Seattle’s very own drag superstar BenDeLaCreme.
“I met her once,” she tells me, “and that was enough. Just kidding!”
Bunny has had a long running career, and has seen much success. One of her biggest accomplishments was the organization of Wigstock, a drag festival that ran for two decades in New York. The festival grew from the hundreds of people gathered in front of the Thompkins Square Park bandshell in 1985, to tens of thousands celebrating on the Christopher Street pier in the early 2000’s. It was a celebration of drag, music, and being gay, and it was amazing. Watching Dina Martina tear through The Devil Went Down to Georgia like a drunken tornado still cracks me up every time I watch it.
“Dina is incredible,” Bunny agrees. “She’s probably the most original drag performer that I know of working today.”
“And also, probably the prettiest in Seattle,” she kids. “She has a look that pretty much represents the Northwest in my opinion.”
Dina’s performance came a little later in Wigstock’s history, though, and was part of the 1995 documentary “Wigstock: The Movie”. The festival was far different at first.
MORE:   JETSPACESTUDIO

FRIDAY NIGHT: SPINNING AT HOTEL ZAZA IN HOUSTON.

SATURDAY: PERFORMING AT BLAKE'S IN ATLANTA!

October 27, 2014

I LOST A FEW POUNDS JUST WATCHING THIS!

October 26, 2014

PLEASE SIGN IF YOU AGREE!

ACLU: "The true monster of your worst nightmares may not be a vampire, or a zombie, or a werewolf… it may be the shiny metal object on which you’re reading this email.

New technologies are making it easier for private companies and the government to learn about everything we do – in our homes, in our cars, in stores, and within our communities. As they collect vast amounts of data about us, things are getting truly spooky!

Our privacy is being eroded and our freedoms threatened – but we are up for the fight. Are you?

Get an exclusive first look at our new video, “Invasion of the Data Snatchers,” and sign our pledge if you think our privacy laws need to catch up to advances in technology.

Our new video might make you laugh, but a future without any privacy is just scary. And privacy is not the only thing at stake when everything we say, everywhere we go, and everyone we associate with is fair game.

We have seen that surveillance – whether by government or corporations – shuts down free speech and free association, undermines a free media, and threatens the free exercise of religion.

We shouldn’t be forced to choose between new technologies and our liberty. With the proper safeguards, we can regain control over our personal information.

Check out the premiere of our new video and join us in working towards a world where our private data is ours alone.

The data snatchers are no longer science fiction. They’re closer than you think. But if we work together, we can ward them off.

Thank you for taking action,
Anthony Romero for the ACLU Action team

P.S. As you gear up for Halloween, watch “Invasion of the Data Snatchers,” share the video with your friends and family, and start a conversation about the scary realities of privacy and technology."



SIGN:   ACLU

NICE J-HUD SANDY RIVERA REMIX



And here's a great mixed set with free download, starting with a great re-working of Marvin Gaye's Heard It From The Grapevine.




NOW DANCE!

RUN, BERNIE, RUN!

BERNIE SANDERS: "The current inertia of the Democratic party is part fear, part resignation. The marching order for 2014 is “don’t rock the boat.” Hillary Clinton’s agents say they already have it locked up for 2016, so don’t make problems for her. Democrats decided to lay off heavy stuff (like big ideas) in the interest of short-term survival. They are counting on those goofy-scary right-wing Republicans to preserve the Senate majority for Democrats.
Senator Sanders provocatively proposes a different question to consider. Who are the Democrats, anyway? What does the party actually stand for?"

THENATION

EBOLA MADNESS!

This is quite funny. What's not so funny is that an election is coming up and we have to rely on these charlatans' news to evaluate which candidates will best represent us.

October 25, 2014

THIS IS GETTING REALLY RIDICULOUS!

These election emails are indicative of how insane the predicament is that we're in. Social Security is a popular program that will be solvent for decades. The elderly and disabled rely on it. But many politicians would rather have more money to spend on things we don't need or want, like wars in faraway places where we're already despised and never will be trusted even if we were doing the right thing. And I do mean IF. In order to get that extra money, the politicians would gladly swipe money from the elderly and disabled since Social Security is solvent. That would shaft the most vulnerable people in our society, and break a promise that they'd get all that money they'd paid into back one day. You're probably thinking "I'll bet it's those rotten Republicans who want to chop Social Security." Actually, no. It's both parties. Obama himself considered a cut to SS called chained CPI. The candidates to support on this are the progressive ones--like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who actually want to expand SS to keep up with rising costs of living. So here's an email from ACTBLUE asking me to give money so that we can elect candidates who will ensure that others can get the money they were promised. The campaign is called Social Security Works--because the program does work. But why would our looney, priorities-usually-wrong  government want to keep something that was working and helping people? The mind boggles. Pay to keep something good that everyone likes. Does that make sense to you? The democracy that you pay for if you actually want it to represent you and your interests occasionally.

ACTBLUE: This week, the Social Security Administration announced the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2014, and it’s a measly 1.7%. In fact, the last three years, COLAs have been below 2%. As the cost of food, utilities, housing and prescription drugs continue to rise, 1.7% is simply not enough to keep up. But there are still those in Washington who believe this is too generous!

The people who rely most on Social Security—the elderly, disabled and veterans—spend more on health care than the general population, and those costs have been rising rapidly. That’s why Congress needs to listen to the people and implement the more generous CPI-E, which puts the cost of living formula in line with how Social Security beneficiaries actually spend their benefits. There are bills in the Senate that will make the COLA fairer—but without electing more Social Security champions, they’ll never pass.

The only way things will ever change is if we elect U.S. Senators who will take a strong stance on expanding Social Security benefits. That’s why Social Security Works is fighting alongside Social Security champions Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren every day, ensuring that expansion is the winning issue for Democrats this fall.

If we aren’t able to push Social Security champions like Mark Begich and Bruce Braley across the finish line on Election Day, we will be back on defense in 2015, once again fighting to stop the COLA-slashing Chained CPI.

Please, support our efforts today and tell every Democratic U.S. Senate candidate that Social Security expansion is THE winning issue this November.

MORE:   ACTBLUE

LYPSINKA RETURNS!

After several years off, Lypsinka returns to the NYC stage in not one, but 3 shows! One is The Boxed Set featuring many of her classic routines. Another, The Passion Of The Crawford, Lis her lip-synch of an entire Joan Crawford interview as Joan--it's a later-in-life interview in which there is plenty of pretentious grandeur to mock for laughs. Few if anyone else I know could make this interview as delicious as Lypsinka does. And the 3rd show is John Epperson, the "man" behind Lypsinka singing songs and telling "his" tales of being Lyp's manservant or as she calls it, her "hideous maid" for decades. Starts 11/5!



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TODAY'S WEIRD VIDEOS














October 23, 2014

FROM US UNCUT'S FACEBOOK PAGE



Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana eliminated food stamps for tens of thousands of residents, only 5 months after handing banks and corporations the largest tax cut in state history. Indiana now has the second lowest corporate tax rate in the US. Share to spread his SHAME!

THESE GAVE ME A GIGGLE






SHOUT-OUT FROM THE DEMENTED SHARON NEEDLES

Other than you, who is the spookiest queen?
I think there is one drag queen who’s even spookier than me and more representative of Halloween, and that drag queen’s name is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. My personal idol. I only wish to be a drag queen like Elvira. She’s terrifying, she’s spooky, she’s got big tits, and she plays the worst horror movies you’ve ever seen.
Who’s the spookiest queen out of makeup?
It has to be—and she’ll agree with me—Lady Bunny. 100%. The first time I ever saw Lady Bunny out of makeup was on the set of RuPaul’s Drag U. Even though I’m a drag queen myself, and a successful entertainer who knows that there’s a man underneath every drag queen, the first time I met Bunny out of drag I was shocked. I forgot that she wasn’t real. To see her out of that was jarring and mind-blowing. There’s even a rumor that one time she was on the set of Drag U out of drag and a production assistant called the police because they thought there was a homeless person on set.

(Sharon appears this Friday and Saturday in NYC.)
MORE:   
http://www.out.com/…/sharon-needles-answers-13-burning-hall…

BUN-BUN IS IN THE NEW DOCUMENT JOURNAL MAGAZINE





Shot by Driu & Tiago, interview by hair guru Jimmy Paul. New issue on stands now!