July 30, 2011

INSANE!

DAMNED AGISTS!




THIS SIGN EXPLAINED: HAPPYPLACE

July 29, 2011

THIS THING IS SO OFF!

DIY SURGERY?

A GLENDALE MAN TRIES TO REMOVE HERNIA WITH A BUTTER KNIFE!

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PUKE!

"Executives at major media outlets choked on their spritzers and diet cokes when Casey Anthony's lawyer informed the press that his client will take absolutely no less than 1.5 million dollars for her first sit-down interview."

SHEKNOWS

July 27, 2011

WHY DO YOU WEAR THE WIG SO FAR BACK?

She actually sounds good in the verse's lower register. But hmmmm on those high notes in the chorus...

R.I.P. TO MILLY, THE LAST OF THE DEL RUBIO TRIPLETS

What a treat these gals were. They hit the downtown scene in the '90's. SO sweet! They call RuPaul RUHAUL!

REMEMBER AL WHO RAN THE PIZZA PLACE ON HAPPY DAYS?

THIS COULD BE HIS GRANDDAUGHTER.

BUNION HITS SEATTLE ON THURSDAY NIGHT!

It’s true. The Dean of Drag, the Queen Bee of Wigstock, and a Queer Icon for thirty years, the one and the only The Lady Bunny is heading to Seattle as part of her West Coast Tour, this Thursday, July 28 at Julia’s on Broadway. Tickets still available HERE! (Portland and Vancouver BC fans can check her out this weekend, too…she’s also headed your way.) The Lady Bunny has conquered film, television, and the stage not to mention the Internet…you should definitely check out her website and blog for her naughty videos (we’re including one of the filthiest ones below) and her very opinionated take on politics, queer culture and what’s up in the world. She’s one smart cookie with a long history of speaking her mind, when she’s not entertaining the sweaty masses at clubs and venues all over the country or delighting us on “RuPaul’s Drag U” currently airing on Logo.

We tried to set this interview up days ago, and it seemed it was NOT going to come to fruition but then yesterday I was walking through Safeway at 23rd & Madison and I got a phone call. It was an alien phone number with a funky ass area code and no name attached and frankly I feared it was the student loan hounds after me so I answered it with great trepidation. But, it wasn’t Fannie Mae…it was The Lady Bunny! Talking to me! In Safeway!

We had a very brief exchange (largely due to the fact that cell phone coverage inside that Safeway is WEAK!) and we made plans to hook up later, via the Intertubes. I zapped her some questions and she responded in the WEE hours of the morning…Girlfriend gets up EARLY! Check out the “T” on The Lady Bunny…she has some good dish!

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THIS IS INCREDIBLE!

BUNION INVADES PROVINCETOWN 8/15!

HAM HOCKS, ANYONE?

This is not the female Michellin man but it could be!

DRAG RACE GIRLS" SAFE SEX MESSAGE

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ART!

July 26, 2011

HAVE YOU TRIED THE SMOKED FISH?

MADONNA'S GAGA NIGHTMARE PART 2

CREEPY!

RACY NEW SKITTLES AD

THIS ISN'T A PARODY! BUT IT IS WACKY!

FROM SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS

Sadly, Bernie is only 1 of a handful of senators who isn't bought and sold by corporate interests/the wealthy.

With one week to go before an Aug. 2 deadline for raising the nation's debt limit, the stakes are enormous. Some in Congress continue to press for steep cuts in programs for working families. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid remain in jeopardy. Funds for education, child care, nutrition, affordable housing, environmental protection and energy independence also are at stake. When Republican leaders talk about $3 trillion or $4 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years, with no new taxes on the wealthy and large corporations, please understand what they mean.

Watch Bernie on CNN»

SOCIAL SECURITY — The average Social Security recipient who retires at age 65 would get $560 less a year at age 75, under a proposal to change the formula which determines cost-of-living adjustments. The same retiree would get $1,000 less a year at age 85 than under current law. Another provision pushed by House Republicans would require that Social Security always be solvent for 75 years, an avenue to even larger cuts in benefits. All of this would take place despite the fact that Social Security has not contributed one penny to the deficit and has a $2.6 trillion surplus.


MEDICARE — Raising the eligibility age from 65 to 67 is one proposal. Another would cut benefits by as much as $500 billion over 10 years. How are 66-year-old Americans with modest means going to afford health insurance with a private company especially if they have medical problems? It's not going to happen. They are going to suffer. Some will unnecessarily die.


MEDICAID — At a time when 50 million Americans already have no health insurance, Republicans and some Democrats are proposing to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid. That means that many men, women and children will lose the health insurance they have. According to a Harvard University study, some 45,000 Americans die each year because they don't get to a doctor when they should. How many more will die if Medicaid is slashed? How many children will be thrown off the Children's Health Insurance Program?


EDUCATION — Childcare and college education already are unaffordable for millions of working families. Head Start has long waiting-lists. If Republicans and some Democrats get their way, Pell grants and other educational programs will be deeply slashed. Affordable childcare and a college education will no longer be possible for many families in our country.


ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY — Forget about the government having the ability to protect the people from corporations who want to evade Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act regulations. With massive cuts in the EPA, the resources will not be there. Forget about this country having the investment capability to transform our energy system to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. Forget about creating millions of jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and improving our public transportation system.


We don't have to make these cuts. Adopting a fair budget plan which ends tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations and makes real cuts in military spending is the kind of shared sacrifice that the American people want -- and that Bernie has been fighting for.

STOP GIVING YOUR $ TO YOUR ENEMIES!

Just emailed Verizon this: "Verizon has provided my home phone service for 15 years. You will lose my business within 1 week unless you stop heavily funding the GOP which has been hijacked by tea party extremists who don't mind crashing the economy to ram through their agenda. I need for you to issue a public statement after you stop funding wreckless extremists or you'll never get another a dime from me."

Closing my Chase account next. If you use either of these or AT&T or Bank of America, I hope you'll consider doing the same.


Another great way to make sure that major Republican donors feel the pressure on this campaign is to spread the word to your friends and family so they know what's going on. Many of them may be AT&T, Verizon, Bank of America or J.P. Morgan Chase customers and they'll want to know where their money is going too. You can just forward the sample letter below.

Spreading the word is critical, but please only pass this message along to those who know you -- spam hurts our campaign.

Thanks for all you do.

--The MoveOn.org Political Action Team

Here's a sample message to send to your friends:

Subject: Where do your bank and phone fees go?

Hi,


Republicans are about to crash our economy unless they get their way, which means major cuts to programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But they won't agree to any cuts to tax breaks for the rich.

But Republicans need their big corporate donors behind them, and crashing our economy won't make those donors happy. You can remind them of that if you are a customer of one of the biggest Republican donors (like AT&T, Verizon, Bank of America or J.P. Morgan Chase).

You can join me by telling these companies that they could lose your business if they keep funding Republicans as they crash our economy.

Just click on the link below.

MOVEON.ORG

ONE OF MY FAVS!

ARIANNA ON DEBT CEILING "CRISIS"

"Someday," Elizabeth Drew writes in her must-read pre-mortem of the debt-ceiling battle, "people will look back and wonder, What were they thinking? Why, in the midst of a stalled recovery, with the economy fragile and job creation slowing to a trickle, did the nation's leaders decide that the thing to do -- in order to raise the debt limit, normally a routine matter -- was to spend less money, making job creation all the more difficult? Many experts on the economy believe that the president has it backward: that focusing on growth and jobs is more urgent in the near term than cutting the deficit, even if such expenditures require borrowing."


MORE: HUFFPO

A FAIRY TALE WEDDING FOR FAIRIES

I guess Disney is ok with gay marriages as long as you pay to have it performed on one of their facilities. Personally, anyone wanting a wedding at Disneyland is vomit-inducing to me. Then again, they may not approve of my ideal wedding setting of being gang-banged in the Dominican Republic by all of my groom's male relatives. And maybe this is a step in the right direction for the once-upon-a-time homophobic Disney?





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A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO DEBT

An easy solution to the debt crisis! Too bad our government exists to keep the rich and corporations richer and not rep the people so this is out of the question and not even being discussed!

FROM THINKPROGRESS.COM:

If Corporations And The Rich Paid Taxes At The Same Level As The 1960s, The Debt Would Disappear



As congressional negotiators continue to debate the contents of a deficit reduction package, discussions are reportedly tilting toward a deal that will include spending cuts but no revenue increases.

Over at the Campaign for America’s Future, the Institute for Policy Studies’ (IPS) Sam Pizzigati notes that one way to very easily tackle U.S. debt going forward would be to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to levels more closely matching mid-20th century rates. Pizzigati cites an IPS paper from last spring to make the argument that if corporations and households making more than $1 million paid the same rates as they did in 1961, our debt would virtually disappear in a decade:

MORE: THINKPROGRESS.COM

OBAMA NEVER WAS ON OUR SIDE

FROM COMMON DREAMS by Jeff Cohen:

"The accusations imply that Obama is on our side. Or was on our side. And that the right wing is pushing him around.

But the evidence is clear that Obama is an often-willing servant of corporate interests -- not someone reluctantly doing their bidding, or serving their interests only because Republicans forced him to.

Since coming to Washington, Obama has allied himself with Wall Street Democrats who put corporate deregulation and greed ahead of the needs of most Americans:

The sad truth is that Obama had arrived at the White House looking to make cuts in benefits to the elderly. Two weeks before his inauguration, O echoed conservative scares about Soc Sec and Medicare by talking of “red ink as far as the eye can see.” He opened his doors to Soc Sec/Medicare cutters -- first trying to get Rep Sen Judd Gregg (“a leading voice for reining in entitlement spending,” ) into his cabinet, and later appointing entitlement-foe Alan Simpson to co-chair his “Deficit Commission.” O’s top economic advisor, Larry Summers, came to the White House publicly telling Time of needed Social Security cuts."

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July 25, 2011

MARIAH IS NUTS!

I actually think she's quite likable but I just wish that she would focus on her phenomenal voice and not bullshit accessories that she'd never wear.

WE ARE NOT IN GOOD HANDS, FOLKS!


Imagine that our economy is a patient who needs oxygen to live. The tea party doc declares "Absolutely no oxygen." The GOP doc says "No oxygen unless we get a whopping raise w/o discussion." And the democrat doc says "We'll agree to anything if you just give us the oxygen."--even though they could easily supply the oxygen themselves.

CONGRATS TO AMY WINEHOUSE!

SHE NOW HAS 48 HOURS SOBER! --Beryl Mendelbaum

NICE MASH-UP BY DJ REED MCGOWAN. THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS BELOW THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

WHEN HE SAYS "BACKA T MY CRIB" HE MEANS IT!

WHO SAYS GAYS AREN'T HANDY?

July 23, 2011

A FRIEND'S FACEBOOK STATUS TODAY



AFTER YEARS OF STRANGE HAIRDOS, BIZARRE APPEARANCE & BEHAVIOR ,DRUG ABUSE ,ALCOHOL ABUSE , CANCELLED SHOWS, SLURRED AND RAMBLING INTERVIEWS AND INCOHERENT SINGING ........LADY BUNNY JUST KEEPS ROLLING ALONG ......... AS FOR THAT NICE AMY WINEHOUSE HOWEVER ,THINGS TOOK A BIT OF A BAD TURN TODAY...

R.I.P. AMY--a true original in a world full of cookie-cutter "divas."



ANOTHER FB STATUS: Amy Winehouse is to be cremated...
It's reported her ashes could have a street value of $25,000..........Elton John will perform candle under the spoon at Amy Winehouses funeral.

PERFORMANCE ART PROTEST



So the hateful Westboro Church is gonna be protesting gay marriage on Sunday in NY. Of course you could go and protest their protest, but what if you dressed as inbred rednecks and joined them as if you agreed with their hate? They might literally implode with rage and be gone forever! I'll be out of town but someone needs to do this!

MORE: HUFFPO

CORPORATE CROOKS ARE AT IT AGAIN

AND OF COURSE, OBAMA IS PLAYING BALL WITH THEM.

Our nation's use of gasoline is one of the single largest contributors to global warming - and the best way to reduce our dangerous dependence is with ambitious fuel efficiency standards.

The Obama administration is right now setting gas mileage targets for 2017 - 2025.

Unfortunately they're negotiating with the auto industry who is putting enormous pressure on the administration to weaken the proposal - even running ads in swing states attacking high standards.

A decision could emerge in the next few days. We need to send a strong message in support of strong standards right now.

I just signed a petition to the Obama administration asking to set an ambitious 60 miles per gallon target by 2025. Learn more and sign the petition here:


SIGN: CREDOACTION

WORK IT OUT, ARKANSAS HEIFER!

I LOVE BETH DITTO!

MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

WHY?

Put in braces, caps or whatever is making her speak like that.

Get in drag.

Put on fingerless gloves.

Grab fire eating toys.

Cue Dead Or Alive cd.

Action!



ADAM4ADAM PIC IN CHURCH!

Is he trying to pick up priests?

UNUSED FOOTAGE FROM SICKO

MY FIREWORK PARODY: TOO SCANDALOUS FOR YOUTUBE!

MY FIREWORK PARODY IS BACK! My friend Michael Lucas kindly agree to host my Firework video for me since it's been removed due to content from youtube and dailymotion.com. (It was actually shot in his studio.) Since his is a porn site, hopefully it won't get yanked this time. Although you might yank to some of the other videos on the site. My video is of course, not porn, but it does contain sexual situations.

MY SEXY CO-STAR CHEYNE HAWK:



AND "LADY GAGA" EVEN MAKES A GUEST APPEARANCE!



WATCH: LUCASBLOG

July 22, 2011

HEE HEE!

STILL TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THIS

Obama on the debt ceiling: "I was willing to take a lot of heat from my party." But why is he willing to take heat if this isn't an actual crisis since both parties know they must raise it--which makes attaching demands from either party unnecessary? THIS is what makes me think that Obama doesn't mind cutting services, despite his saying in the same speech that we should never take our minds off of the needy. Then why is he offering unpopular cuts to appease nuts if unnecessary? To appear reasonable and attract independent voters in 2012 since he's burned his base? Then switch parties to be an independent if you are no longer a democrat.


Now if this is an elaborate ruse to make everyone see how uncooperative the GOP has become, I'll applaud him. But only if he uses his new-found credibility as the adult in the room to stand strong on the stuff he once campaigned on--ie no cuts to social services and forcing the mega-rich and the corporations to pay their fare share. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donell, a DC insider turned newscaster, knows the ins and outs of political negotiations. He claims that Obama has the republicans exactly where he wants them by proving them to be unwilling to agree with him on even crucial emergencies like the debt ceiling. And O'Donnell claims that Obama's brilliant negotiating has put him right where he wants to be--which is re-electable. But wait a second--why would I want to re-elect someone who would chop benefits for the needy in a recession while the rich get richer? Of course I'll vote for him over any republican, but it's folly to think that he'll use his second term to enact bold democratic policy which appeals to the people who campaigned for him. With the right so far right, he needs to stop gladly meeting them in the middle. He easily caved on passing the Bush tax cuts and wasn't strong on health care reform. He just dismissed Elizabeth Warren from the consumer protection agency she created--because the GOP hated her. The list goes on and on. He admitted that his "shellacking" in the mid-terms was due to a failure by him and democrats to spell out who they were. So rectify this mistake now and hammer it home that democrats stand for the working man and have compassion for the needy--seniors, the infirm, students, and veterans! Don't tell me that you're keeping the needy in mind while putting their sustenance on the chopping block when you won't dare touch the fat cats' profits. If his only platform is getting re-elected to serve us more of the same, who needs it?

HE KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS!

YUCCH!

A MESS!

TODAY IS NATIONAL RAT CATCHERS' DAY!



But the holiday, based on the Pied Piper of Hamelin, is news to modern exterminators.

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NOW IF ONLY LADY FAIRCHILD RAPPED!

WISE WORDS FROM ALAN GRAYSON

The debt negotiations in Washington look like a train wreck. In slow motion. They have a certain balletic quality to them, like the train wreck scene in the movie Super 8. Unless one of those five-ton pieces of twisted metal happens to land on you.

In a sense, it’s our fault. Nature abhors a vacuum, and politics abhors a policy vacuum. Since the 112th Congress took office, there has been a policy vacuum among the Democratics. The Republicans are trying to fill that vacuum, with cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Maybe we should try to fill that vacuum. I’d like to see us concentrate on helping the 23 million Americans who can’t find full-time work, the 50 million Americans who can’t see a doctor when they are sick, and the 15 million American families who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their homes.

The other side only wants to talk about the deficit, the deficit, the deficit. It’s what Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has called “deficit fetishism.”

But as I said a couple of days ago, if you did feel compelled to save $2 trillion over the next ten years, there’s an easy, painless way to do it: PEACE.

And that’s not the only way. Off the top of my head, here are a few other things, each one of which would save up to $1 trillion, or more, over the next ten years:

We could let the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire. (“No! No!” shout the Koch brothers.)
We could let Medicare negotiate the price of drugs, the way that the VA and private insurance companies already do.
We could require the rich to pay the same percentage of their income toward Social Security and Medicare as the poor and the middle class do. Not a higher percentage – my God, that would be progressive taxation! Just the same percentage.
We could impose the same alternative minimum tax on giant corporations that we mere humans must pay.
We could reduce U.S. military spending to a paltry 40% of the world’s total, from the current 48%, which would still leave us spending four times as much as any other nation.
We could make Warren Buffett pay the same tax rate on his income as his secretary pays on hers, by eliminating the long-term capital gains tax break, the great majority of which goes to the hyper-rich.

What do you think? How would you save the money? I’d like to hear your answers.

Do you see that button below that says “Tell Alan What You Think”? Go ahead and click it. I swear to you that it is not connected to any type of electronic shock device. Who do you think I am, Dick Cheney?

Whatever your answer on how to reduce the deficit might be, I’m pretty sure that you won’t say that we should cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. You wouldn’t throw Grandma from the train. Unlike some people.

Unlike the 235 Republican House members who voted for the Ryan budget in April, for instance.

Courage,

Alan Grayson

SIGN PETITION: SALSA

MY FIREWORK PARODY IS BACK UP

FASCINATING I'VIEW W? ANANDA LEAR



ONE of the things that always attracted the late Salvador Dali to his muse Amanda Lear was that she never perspired. It was, he used to tell her, proof that she was not like other women, who were "simply made to produce embryos".

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L'EGGS!





A REAL TREAT

At a time when there is not much good news. I truly appreciate Al Franken for going to bat for gays.

LOCO MAMA IS BACK!

GAY "BARBARIANS" DROP IN ON MARCUS

A NEW LOW

It's kind of hard to see, but someone filmed a cat fight on the NYC subway car--and one of the "ladies" lets her baby carriage roll out the doors while brawling!

WATCH: ANIMALNEWYORK

SPEAKING IN TONGUES SOUNDS LIKE ARABIC!

July 21, 2011

CRACKMAS IN JULY

HONEY, CAN I BORROW YOUR DRESS?

VIA TOWLEROAD:

MICHELE BACHMANN'S HUSBAND SOMETIMES STYLES HER! IN BETWEEN TEACHING GAYS HOW TO RENOUNCE THEIR SEXUALITY! TOO RICH!




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WHY CENK LEFT MSNBC

Despite high ratings ratings higher than CNN and Fox, Cenk's 6PM spot was taken away because his boss got a memo from DC that he was being too hard on the powers that be. This is how they silence any discussion of ending war or how absurd the debt ceiling "crisis" is. At least they're balanced on the right--with Murdoch and co. THERE IS NO LIBERAL VOICE--THE TRUTH IS THAT DANGEROUS! IT MIGHT...GASP...MAKE SENSE AND...DOUBLE GASP, CHOKE AND SPIT...CATCH ON.

SO UNCOMFORTABLE!

SCTV'S LINDA LAVIN SPOOF

OBSCURE AND SICK!

MORNIN'! ANYONE HUNGRY?

July 20, 2011

RONALD REAGAN ON THE DEBT CEILING

Even GOP hero Ronald Reagan says raising the debt ceiling is necessary. So how did it become something that his party could bargain with as if they are contemplating not passing is so they can hold our benefits hostage? And why on earth would anyone go along with it if they did.

THIS IS WHAT'S BEING DISCUSSED

You're too old to work. Now you get less $ all of a sudden. Because the heartless government has decided to pacify republican babies with your benefits--and they don't even need to!

FROM HUFFPO:

Bernie Sanders Gets Sarcastic, Rips Gang Of Six Plan

Sanders slammed a specific aspect of the Social Security reform proposal put forth by the Gang of Six which would alter the formula used to calculate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for seniors. Sanders said that in 10 years the new plan would mean a $560 cut in annual benefits for the average 75-year-old. He went on the criticize aspects of the same plan for cutting Medicare "by $298 billion over 10 years" and making "massive cuts" to Medicaid.




MORE: HUFFO

"A BIG DEAL"

FROM DENNIS KUCINICH:

That's what the White House has been fighting for the past few weeks in negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. It was a search for a "compromise."

And so yesterday, President Obama applauded the gang of six "compromise" based on, as he explains, "shared sacrifice and everybody ... giving up something."

The only thing being compromised is the Administration's values. This deal cuts Social Security and threatens Medicare and Medicaid, selling out those who need help the most, America's children, poor and elderly - all while taxes are being cut.

SIGN: KUCINICH

THIS SO WELL PUT--PLEASE SIGN!

The wealthiest nation on earth does not have a budget crisis.

It has a billionaires crisis.

As Michael Moore said, “Right now, this afternoon, just 400 Americans — 400 — have more wealth than half of all Americans combined.”

Cutting programs that meet human needs must be off the table, and taxing billionaires on it.




The Progressive Caucus is sending a letter to Rep. Pelosi that states: "We stand united with you in insisting that benefit cuts for working families, our seniors, children, and people with disabilities must be off the table."

Tell every Progressive Caucus member that we expect them to stand by that commitment when it comes time to vote. We want billionaires to pay their fair share, so that programs we need, and have paid for, can be left undamaged.
Dear Members of the Progressive Caucus,

I applaud those of you who have signed the letter to Rep. Pelosi opposing cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

I expect you to stand by that commitment when it comes time to vote.

It's time to end the pretense that our nation is poor and to address the extreme concentration of wealth that our public policies currently facilitate.

I am asking you to publicly commit to allowing the Bush-Obama tax cuts for the wealthy to expire.

And I am asking you to pursue other means of making billionaires pay their fair share. For information on some of the billionaires we are not taxing fairly, please see http://rootsaction.org/limit .

Sincerely,

SIGN: SALSA

SUMMER "FUN"!

The camp where rich, white men go to destroy our prosperity and enhance theirs. Something tells me that given his current positions on never-ending war and robbing the poor to give to the rich, Obama would be welcomed with open arms.

GREAT CAROL BURNETT MEDLEY

R.I.P. MARIO DE COLUMBIA

When I moved to NYC, one of the stars of latin gay bar La Escuelita was an older queen named Mario de Colombia. She had a very imaginative act full of showstoppers which included lip-synching to Over The Rainbow. Nothing interesting about that but she added a twist to her version. She'd come out and show one side of her, dressed in all black with a Judy Garland wig, synching to Judy's version of the tune. Then she'd edit in the Patti Labelle version and spin around to show her other side, which was in blackface, white dress and Patti wig. Of course, Patti's version is more bombastic so the crowd would go nuts each time she made the switch. Did I mention that a hilarious, cartoon-y rainbow loop connected the two costumes? And I don't recall anyone ever begrudging the blackface. We weren't so politically correct back then.

Another of her classics was a campy lip-synch to an opera song in a ballgown. When she hit the high notes, she'd passionately lift her voluminous skirts to reveal an enormous cock and balls. And the crowd went wild every time at her wrongness. Sadly, this drag great pre-dated the youtube era or even the era when everyone had cameras. But she made a lasting impression on me and a whole generation of clubbers as one of the ruling divas of the only gay bar in town with a great stage and lights.

This was in the mid-80's, so more mainstream choices for the girls there to perform would have been Mariah, Whitney, and Madonna with some freestyle thrown in. And of course the plus-sized diva Miss Angel Sheridan would have belted out the cheesy dance #'s and ballads of her cuban compatriot Gloria Estefan. And she still does, bless her heart!

Today, many of La Escuelita's divas are transgendered lovelies who wear glittery band-aids over their privates and throw down to the latest hip-hop or reggaeton jam. They do a great job but few have the uniqueness of a Mario De Colombia. I did try to get her for Wigstock one year but she was already fading from the loop. If anyone has pics or videos please forward them to me so that I can post them to remember this loopy, thoroughly entertaining legend of NYC drag.

?????

We're tired of war so get the hell out and cut the defense budget which has tripled since '97. We want the rich and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes which they currently aren't. Leave Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare alone--we need them badly in a recession. VERY EASY! Why is almost no one in DC advocating this common sense position if debt is such a crisis?

DEMENTED FUN

WE'VE ALL BEEN HAD

We have been making excuses about Faux-bama caving again and again. He has to play it cool because he's been getting more death threats than every other pres combined. Or he's dealing with the repubs having pushed the debate so far right with the crazy tea partiers. So what? He should stand for something and push back if he really has ideals! That's why he said dems lost in the mid-terms--they failed to state their case and show why insurance reform should be popular. Duh! Insurance and medical are the #1 cause of bankruptcy in this country. Isn't that worth standing up for? And instead of learning from his shellacking and standing for democratic principles, he's still caving to a party which has openly committed to making him a one-term pres and which are far-removed from what the people have woken up to and want: taxing the rich more and not cutting services/benefits. Why would you constantly reach across the aisle to them! SLAM THEM! Unless you're one of them, as this article suggests.

FROM Reagan loves Nixon, and Obama is their Messenger ………. (we’ve all been had) by Martin Belk

Like many, I have been struggling with the ‘What in Hell is Wrong with Obama??’ question. The Great Compromiser won’t fight as it appeared he would, in fact, the demeanor of Presidential Obama is exactly, coincidentally, opposite campaign Barack. He’s given away the whole cat, much less the kitty. His campaign promises mean little. Heck, even his die-hard loyalists are stumped. Well, not me, not anymore.



Here it is, consider: the Presidency of Barack Obama is one big right-wing concoction, that will go down in history as the biggest conspiracy since Watergate and Iran-Contra. The G.O.P. needed a sympathizer that would be able to sway the centrist and lefty liberals. After Bush, no Republican ticket would do it. McCain? Please. Pathetic Palin? Spare me. But a smooth operating black dude – like the song on election night ‘signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours?’ Mission Accomplished.

MORE: NEW-YORK-IS-DEAD

KOFFEE BROWN, COME IN PLEASE!

This group had too much talent to fall by the wayside. Most of their videos are blocked in this country for some reason so maybe they are tied up in some industry BS. But this whole album (their only one) are great with excellent writing and voices and even a couple of hilarious skits between songs. What happened to soul?





AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT, I ALSO MISS R&B SUPERGROUP LUCY PEARL, WITH VOX BY THE PHENOMENAL DAWN ROBINSON!



BUN HITS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA THIS SATURDAY!

ONE GAY AT A TIME BY JACKIE BEAT

One of the great 70's TV sitcom theme songs re-worked by Jackie Beat.

THE GOP IS GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER

There's no reason to concede any cuts to the GOP as raising the debt ceiling is inevitable. Unless Obama and all dems (except a few of liberals) WANT to bargain away Social Security. Doesn't it bug you that the portion of your check that you are guaranteed to get back from Social Security is now in question? And over nothing? Instead of caving on repubs' turf, O & democrats should ridicule the GOP & their demands.

130 Republicans Who Are In Congress Today Voted To Hike The Debt Ceiling Under Bush Without Hostage Threats



There was a time when House Republicans chose not to threaten the nation with default to get their agenda passed.
White House and congressional negotiators are currently in the process of striking a deficit reduction deal, as most Republicans in Congress are refusing to raise the federal debt ceiling without deep cuts to public investments and social insurance programs like Social Security and Medicare. By doing so, these Republicans are essentially holding the country hostage, threatening the United States with default unless Democrats agree to these cuts.

Yet these Republicans were not always demanding hostages in exchange for allowing the country to pay its own bills. In November of 2004, Congress voted in both the House and Senate to hike the U.S. debt limit by $800 billion, which raised the total ceiling to $8.1 trillion.

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July 19, 2011

OCCASIONALLY I HUSH ABOUY POLITICS!

TOTALLY AGREE WITH ALAN GRAYSON ON NO CUTS!



Cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Let’s think about this.

Medicare helps to heal people who are old and sick. Medicaid helps to heal people who are poor and sick. And for most people, without Social Security, they would have to work until the day they die.

These are not things that I want to cut. But some people do.

Who are these people who want to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? I know some of them. For two years, I sat with them in a room – the Floor of the House – for several hours a day.

I got to know some of them quite well. I can summarize their views in six short words: “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost.”

“Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” refers to a situation where the Devil is chasing us. Some of us – the young, the fit, the healthy -- are able to run away from the Devil. And those others – the old, the children, the sick and, frankly, the scared – they can’t run as fast. They’re the hindmost. They’re the ones that the Devil catches, and destroys.

So what should the ones who run faster do? Should they grab hold of the hindmost, lift them up, and help them to run to safety? Or should they just let the Devil take the hindmost, while they escape?

You know what Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity would do in that situation. And Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. They would let the Devil take the hindmost.

But you wouldn’t. And I wouldn’t.

The phrase “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” is a venerable phrase; it just celebrated its 400th birthday. It comes from a 1610 play called “Love Lies a-Bleeding.” (All you Elton John fans now know where the song “Love Lies Bleeding” comes from.) Shakespeare didn’t write the play, but it was performed by Shakespeare’s theatre troop, The King’s Men.

In Act V of “Love Lies a-Bleeding,” the people rise in rebellion against a bad government. The character Thrasiline questions whether the people can remain united, however. Thrasiline says that even when a mere “toy” clicks at the people’s heels, “they run all away, and cry, ‘the devil take the hindmost.’”

Dion responds to Thrasiline this way: “Then the same devil take the foremost too, and souse him for his breakfast! If they all prove cowards, my curses fly amongst them, and be speeding!”

(“Sousing” is cooking a cut of meat until it is well done, pulling the meat off the bones, and then mashing it.)

And that’s the point – the 400-year-old point. If the Devil is chasing us, there is no reason to think that he’ll ever be satisfied just taking the hindmost. The Devil will take the foremost, too. Mash them up, and eat them for breakfast.

The Devil in America today is poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, bigotry, selfishness, ignorance, disease and death. When the Right Wing says that we have to cut Social Security, cut Medicare, cut Medicaid, cut unemployment insurance, cut education, cut food stamps, what they’re really saying is “let the Devil take the hindmost.”

I think that we’d all be a lot better off if we stopped running, we all turned on the Devil, and we fought back together. At least we would have a chance.

I’d rather fight, not run away.

What about you?

Courage,

Alan Grayson

SIGN PETITION: SALSA

OBAMA CAVING..AND CAVING...AND CAVING

The debt ceiling must be raised in order to stop an economic catastrophe. Even Wall St. is now pressuring the GOP to just pass it as a 1 line sentence. So why are even dems attaching deep cuts to it--cuts which Bernie Sanders says would be "devastating to the working family"? Obama is now openly recommending cuts to social security--optimists had thought until today that he was just floating the idea.

Today, Obama and the bipartisan Gang Of Six came out with a plan which would give republicans "90% of what they ever dreamed of" (B. Sanders)--when they don't need to give away anything at all! And as Jane Hamish of firedoglake.com pointed out, the reason we're having such a huge deficit is that we passed the Bush tax cuts for millionaires last year. So now we need to recoup the fare share that millionaires ought to be paying by killing services that seniors and the disabled rely on as their only income. How cruel! And another huge cave from Obama and the corrupt democrats. How do you cave on not cutting soc sec/medicaid when that's all that democrats have stood for since Roosevelt? What platform do they expect to win on if they desert their base?

How do you try to win points as reasonable when negotiating with a brick wall who wants to screw the country. That isn't reasonable--I don't give a damn about what a fine negotiator he is--he's playing with our benefits and giving the GOP everything they want? I wish dems felt as strongly about their position as the republicans. The crazy thing is, that since polls indicate that most Americans want to see the rich pay more taxes right now, the majority of Americans are feeling liberal on this one. What a perfect time for dems to stand strong! Yet no one is advocating this. Or cutting much of the defense budget which has inexplicably tripled since 1997.

This looks awful for progressives. But please sign as many petitions and make as many phone calls as you can. They are still negotiating so it helps if there's an outcry. Or maybe I'm dreaming an Obama and the corrupt dems have already sold us up the river and don't even care about getting re-elected because of some lucrative deal with the devil.

YUCCH!

MURDOCH HIT BY PIE DURING GRILLING

SAD NEWS LAST NIGHT

DID YOU SEE ELIZABETH WARREN ON MADDOW LAST NIGHT? It was touching but odd. Warren created Obama's Consumer Protection Agency but is not being allowed to head it so she's leaving DC. Why is she not allowed? Because she riles up too many republicans. Why? Because they don't want consumers to be protected if it hurts big business which owns them (and many dems.) AN INDEFENSIBLE POSITION IN WHICH WE, THE PEOPLE LOSE.

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HOWLING OVER THIS!

BOLLYWOOD FUN



A GENIUS PARODY!

July 18, 2011

DO NOT HIRE THIS WOMAN!

BLESS HER ENTHUSIASTIC LITTLE HEART!

ACTUALLY, SHE ISN'T CRAZY AT ALL

DEAD-ON, ESPECIALLY AS FEATURED ON A HIP-HOP CHANNEL.

HOTNESS FROM THE NETHERLANDS!

AT LEAST THEY ARE IN THE JOKE. I THINK!

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEBT CEILING CRISIS?

"The debt showdown isn't just the dominant issue in Washington this summer – it's virtually the only one getting any attention in the nation's capital." --Julie Pace for Huffpo

Well, we need jobs! And the whole debt ceiling discussion is a non-issue, anyway. We raise the dept ceiling roughly once a year and have since JFK. Republicans voted to raise it 7 times under Bush and had no problem with it then. So what's changed? Obama is a democrat so the GOP makes a huge stink over this since they've painted him as such a foreign-born, socialist, muslim negro loser that they can't possibly agree with anything he routine safeguard proposes. The whole economy will collapse on August 2nd if we don't raise it. Even most republicans, who hope for a bad economy in order to win back the White House, don't want this catastrophe.

Oh, but the tea party republicans are so hell-bent on spending cuts that they don't care if we default on our credit. Just like they don't care if a woman has been raped by a relative--if they had their way she'd still have to carry that child with no hope for an abortion. The tea party is a reckless bunch of extremists who represent the absolute craziest fundamentalist positions to be appear in DC for decades. Sure, some of the more celebrated loonies didn't win--like Christine O'Donnell the pro-abstinence witch and Sharron Angle, who advocated exercising her "Second Amendment remedies" (ie guns) to "take Harry Reid out" if she lost. But the ones who won aren't much less extreme. Now the mainstream republicans are being forced to attempt reasoning with them over the debt ceiling. But how do you reason with a madman?

If Obama is making the GOP look unreasonable that's fine with me. But why is he even entertaining any spending cuts the republicans propose if passing the debt ceiling raise is necessary to avoid chaos? Why isn't he holding press conferences saying that any party who wants the economy to crumble is retarded? And why did Obama take his 14th Amendment option off the table when it could override this petty Congress? As the two sides quibble over something which must inevitably be done, we the people lose out. They could be working on creating jobs, for chrissakes! That's what we desperately need! And economists claim that even a discussion of not paying our debts sends such shudders down the back of the global markets that our already precarious economy could start suffering now, even if the ceiling raise passes!



If you didn't vote in the mid-term elections, then YOU are partially to blame for this mess. Americans generally aren't too interested in mid-terms. But when movements as ugly and irresponsible as the tea party are mobilizing, only a fool wouldn't recognize how dangerous it is to lose interest and not vote. Especially the segments of our society who who be penalized the most by a tea party win. But defying sense, many gays sat out the in the mid-terms because they felt Obama wasn't doing enough to advance their causes. In fact, gays even trended republican in 2010. How clever! You sure taught him a lesson by making republicans stronger and more conservative--to reduce the chances that your rights will ever advance. Try to find a pro-gay tea partier. (Or republican, for that matter.) And you got your DADT repeal that you were so peeved about soon after the mid-terms.

Women sat out this one out because many were confused by the issues. So they allowed the tea party, which frowns on their rights, to win. The dunce Sharon Angle wanted to ban all abortions yet nonsensically frowned on the fact that others' maternity leave forced her insurance to go up. Are you confused now, ladies? I sure am. By you!

Many youth, who came out in droves to support Obama's election, dropped out in the mid-terms as well. It was hoped that the Obama campaign, with his emphasis on social media, had awakened this sleeping giant. But not for long! I guess no one running in the mid-terms had Obama's rockstar appeal to galvanize them into action again. I hope they realize that while a shocking number of them don't have jobs, they sat on their asses and let the tea party score wins nationwide to advocate that more jobs won't be created through spending and unemployment benefits will be slashed or simply end. Too bad Kim Kardashian and Snooki weren't running or the mid-terms might have spoken more to our youth.

Many Americans were simply dissatisfied with all branches of the government so they didn't vote. Earth to you: elections are how our democracy functions. No opinion is expressed when you give up your patriotic responsibility to acquaint yourselves with the candidates' positions and vote.

SO TO THOSE OF YOU LAZY MORONS WHO HAVE FUCKED THINGS UP SO ROYALLY BY NOT VOTING, CAN YOU NOW DO DOUBLE DUTY AND TRY TO GET THIS COUNTRY BACK ON TRACK SO THAT WE DON'T ALL HAVE TO SUFFER SO MUCH FROM YOUR STUPIDITY? YOU DON'T EVEN STAND FOR OR UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN ISSUES! NO WONDER THE COUNTRY'S A MESS IF THE FUCKING VOTERS ARE.

"People ask me, 'What are you going to do to develop jobs in your state?' Well, that's not my job as a U.S. senator." –Sharron Angle, May 14, 2010

WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS?

THIS DOODOO BRITCHES LOOK HAS GOT TO GO!



ARE YOU READY?



I am so glad that tight, short shorts for men are FINALLY making a comeback. That baggy below the knee silhouette literally stuck around since the mid 80's! And if you are wearing shorts to keep cool, wear SHORTS! Not "shorts" that are 3 inches above the ankle!

Only gays are wearing them now, but maybe straights will catch by next summer. For some reason, showing a little leg is considered feminine. Even though the brats will have their entire ass hanging out with no issue!

SO GORGEOUS!

I WAS UP FOR THIS PART

WEIRD NEWS

THIS IS FROM THE NY POST. I KNOW THAT RUPERT MURDOCH IS THE DEVIL AND I DON'T CARE FOR THEIR NEWS, BUT THEY DO HAVE SOME JUICY GOSSIP!

FIRE KILLS TRANNY IN DAIRY DEN

A transvestite hooker who turned an unused Elmhurst Dairy trailer into her longtime personal crack den and brothel burned to death there yesterday, according to eyewitnesses and police.

The 47-year-old woman, known only as Dee, was found dead at about 6 a.m. at South Road and 157th Street in Jamaica, in the parking lot of the city's only dairy, where workers had for years allegedly turned a blind eye.

She both "lived in the trailer" and lured men there, said a prostitute calling herself Coco Blue, adding that Dee -- tall, manly faced and in love with tight skirts -- "stuck out like a sore thumb."

The dairy had long failed to lock the containers, according to people who work in the area.

"They [hookers] were using them as free hotels," said mechanic Desmond Drew, 43.

Investigators said they were looking into what caused the fire.

Elmhurst Dairy could not be reached for comment.

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I'M CONVERTING!

Austrian driver allowed 'pastafarian' headgear photo



Driving licence of Niko Alm Having received his driving licence, Niko Alm now wants to get pastafarianism officially recognised

An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear".

BBC

July 17, 2011

CUCKOO!

DELIGHTFULLY DEMENTED

A MASTERPIECE!

July 16, 2011

YES! TO THE SENTIMENT

HMMMM ON THE VOICE.

I DID NOT POST THIS OR CALL MYSELF "GREAT"!

But I'm glad someone else did!

CUTEST THING EVER?

THE CLAPPING MOHAWKS!

TONIGHT AT CLUB 57

TONIGHT AT CLUB 57! Hungarian youtube sensation Kazaky is finally making their US debut after having to cancel due to work visa issues earlier this year. Many eastern european cuties in high heels showed up last time to cheer them on so tonight will be nuts. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio are to be commended for their continued vision to spice up NYC gay nightlife! And I'm serious--not just licking boss @ss!




BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A GOOD LINE?

A panhandler in my neighborhood has a good line: "Trying to put a down payment on my condominium." I also like "Trying to raise 1 million for wine research" and "Saving up for penis enlargement surgery. I'm just a little short."

NOW THIS IS COUNTRY!

July 15, 2011

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July 14, 2011

JON STEWART LETS MARCUS BACHMANN HAVE IT!

Michele Bachmann is the fundamentalist tea party republican presidential candidate whose husband performs PRAY THE GAY AWAY therapy. The problem is--he's still very gay himself! Jon Stewart handles this beautifully.

DOUCHBAGS OF GRINDR!

There is another site which posts private nude pics from a personals site which is really mean. I thought this was gonna be similar and while it is intrusive, some of these douchebags deserve the scrutiny! Imagine demanding "manly" men only with this nelly smile!






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DEBBIE HARRY: AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS

With hardly any make-up and her Jersey accent which she lost. Too much!

EXACTLY!

I TRIED THIS WITH MILK JUGS!

AMANDA LEAR AT HER HEIGHT!

NEW VIDEO: FIREWORK BY LADY BUNNY!



IT'S A LITTLE LATE FOR 4TH OF JULY BUT HERE GOES! PLEASE WATCH FULL SCREEN BY CLICKING THE BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT--YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS A SINGLE DROP OF THIS CLIMCTIC STORY SONG THAT IS JUST LOADS OF FUN! (No twinks were harmed in the making of this video...unfortunately!)

Co-starring Chayne Hawk as Twinkerbell. WIth cameos by Flotilla Debarge, Dany Johnson and Fritz Main.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU PRUDES WHO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CUM:

a) This isn't real cum.
b) Cum made you so it isn't that gross.

THEY KEEP TAKING THIS VIDEO DOWN--EVEN FROM A PORN SITE I UPLOADED IT TO. BUT IT STILL PLAYS HERE. I GUESS IT'S TIME FOR A NEW DVD SO I CAN BYPASS PRUDISH REGULATIONS AND CONNECT WITH MY TRASH-LOVIN' FANS!

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July 13, 2011

KANDI KANE IS BA-A-A-CK!

OH DEAR!






Robber who broke into hair salon is beaten by its black-belt owner and kept as a sex slave for three days... fed only Viagra!

A Russian man who tried to rob a hair salon ended up as the victim when the female shop owner overpowered him, tied him up naked and then used him as a sex slave for three days.

Viktor Jasinski, 32, admitted to police that he had gone to the salon in Meshchovsk, Russia, with the intention of robbing it.

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July 08, 2011

A RIOT!

PERFECT LAID BACK SUMMER JAM

And what more do you wanna hear more than "RIGHT NOW I'D LIKE TO PRESENT MR. STEVIE WONDER"? (He makes a teeny guest solo.) Well, I might rather hear "Right now I'd like to present Mr. Stevie Wonder and he has a gun in Nikki Minaj's stupid mouth." Sorry! Think pleasant. Summery. Positive.


July 07, 2011

UDDERLY FANTASTIC!

EVEN MONKEYS THINK THEY'RE PAPARAZZI NOW!

Monkeys grabbed a photographer's camera and thrilled with seeing their reflection for the first time stared snapping away. The pictures are amazing! They camera manufacturer should use this as a marketing idea--a camera so simple a monkey can use it!

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TAKE THAT, MARY!

Anti-gay presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appears to have a gay husband, who actually performs cure the gays counseling. Gaydar has offered him a free membership. If he isn't already a member I'm sure he'll take them up on their offer--just to reach more gays to cure, of course!

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WEAR ME OUT

Very fun video by NYC artist Alo Moniz. Does anyone else miss soulful vocals and grooves?

July 06, 2011

BUN-BUN HITS VANCOUVER PRIDE JULY 30TH!

Michael Venus interviews Lady Bunny for V-Rag Magazine

When it comes to Drag Icons Lady Bunny is right up there with Rupaul, Divine and Boy George. This Southern Belle has- been a part of the NYC Drag scene for decades and continues to razzle and dazzle while ruffling feathers with her twisted scene of humour and nutty cabaret.




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BABY YOU'RE A FIREWORK!

HORRIFIC NEW WAR STATISTIC

MSNBC reports that Obama has will now send condolences to soldiers who committed suicide. Chris Hayes also relayed this horrific statistic: more active troops have died in the last 2 years from suicide than in battle. I'm glad Obama is sending these letter but what on earth are we doing over there to cause mass suicide? Here's my guess: soldiers know that no matter how much we may mindlessly bleat SUPPORT THEE TROOPS, we no longer support these wars that we supposedly support them in. So they're risking their lives for an unknown cause. I also suspect that while we hear about every twist and turn in our policies in the region and every poorly funded, ill-equipped blunder, they live it. If you support the troops then you want to bring them home from an endless, unclear mission. We call Afghanistan the "forgotten war." In fact, Iraq is more forgotten and that's the war we never had a reason to enter in the first place butinexplicably we're still there. Do you think the troops don't know this?

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DON'T THINK I'LL TRY THIS!

DISCO SEX CHANGE!

THE GORGEOUS ROMY HAAG FROM GERMANY. Her sound is similar to Amanda Lear's but she's a lot more animated.



ROMY WITH EARTHA KITT!

UNDERRATED ARTIST OF THE DAY

I THOUGHT I WAS BAD AT MATCHING MY FOUNDATION!

THAT CUM HITHER LOOK

I forget what they call this type of porn but there's really no sex since a girl blows 2 dildos and then they squirt way too much cum into her face. One says, "You look like a mime" to the girl he's just coated in faux semen. As if mimes turn anyone on! Absurd!

WATCH: PORNTUBE

But at least this girl knows she's a whore. Allow me to present the end of the world.

CRAZY AND ADORABLE!

July 05, 2011

ONLY IN NY KIDS!



Great pics from Christopher Street NYC after gay pride day by Reyes Melendez:

ISSUU

JIMI HENDRIX IN PARADISE

I don't usually recommend porno sites because I'm just not that into porn. But this site has a great eye for male beauty and a kooky name!




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GOOD MORNING!

GLAMOROUS MONIQUE FOR DRAG RACE

SUCH DISTURBING BODY LANGUAGE!

July 04, 2011

WaTCH OUT COUNTESS LUAAN!

NICE NEW SONG!

July 03, 2011

MORE LIKE DAWN OF THE DEAD

THANKLESS BRATTY GAYS DENOUNCE THE COMMUNITY WHICH USED TO CARE ENOUGH TO FIGHT FOR THE FREEDOMS THEY NOW ENJOY SO DISDAINFULLY.

FROM TORONTO'S GRID: Dawn of a new gay




Why you won’t find the younger generation partying in the Village or plastering rainbows on their bumpers.

Forty years after the Manifesto and the infamous Stonewall Riots in New York City, a new generation of twentysomething urban gays—my generation—has the freedom to live exactly the way we want. We have our university degrees, homes and careers. In Toronto, we’ve abandoned the Church Wellesley Village. We’re tattooed and pierced and at the helm of billion-dollar industries like fashion and television. We vacation with our boyfriends in fabulously rustic country homes that belong to our parents, who don’t mind us coming to stay as a couple. Hell, we even marry our boyfriends, if we choose to, on rooftops overlooking Queen West. Our sexual orientation is merely secondary to our place in society. We don’t need to categorize or define ourselves as gay, and who we sleep with—mostly men and, hey, sometimes women—isn’t even much of a topic of conversation anymore. The efforts of Wittman and his peers produced a whole new type of gay. Say hello to the post-modern homo. The post-mo, if you will.


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A CHILLING TRICK

An excerpt from: ARE YOU TRYING TO GIVE ME HIV/AIDS, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE?

So I put it on, lubed it up and approached his already lubed ass.

This is when things got strange.



I've had guys place my dick inside them before, but this was the first time (IN 30 YEARS!) that the tip was being pinched. What was he doing? And it was taking a while. He had clearly already been fucked that night, so it's not like he needed to take it in slowly.

What was the delay? And what was that bizarre pressure being placed on the tip of my dick? Eventually my dick broke through his sphincter, but as it dick, it FELT like it broke through the condom too. It felt too much like skin-on-skin, so I IMMEDIATELY pulled it out, noticed the condom was broken, hit the guy on his back and yelled at him, "What the fuck are you doing? You broke the condom!"

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THE LATIN HUSTLE

How the Fatback Band took a break from funk to create this swishy track I'll never know. But I love this!

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS TURD?



Anti-gay bullying is not bullying at all; in fact, it is “peer pressure and is healthy.” That’s according to Rich Swier, an activist with the Tea Party Nation.

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BEYOND!

July 01, 2011

A WEEK AFTER GAY MARRIAGE PASSED...

HERE ARE SOME OF MY THOUGHTS NOW THAT THE FAIRY DUST HAS SETTLED...



Last weekend gay marriage passed in New York and everyone whooped it up. I’d like to ask everyone who's celebrating what THEY actually had to do with this milestone --did most of us lend our support in any way? Or as I suspect, did they become aware of the vote only when the mainstream media reported that it was approaching? If you didn’t fight for it, then how can you possibly claim this as YOUR victory?

I don't want to make light of the valiant efforts of those who did work long and hard for marriage equality in my state, but most of us barely lifted a finger to aid this process. Some may have attended a benefit or forwarded a petition. But if this victory is so sweet, why weren't we more involved in passing this? Don't we care about our rights? The average gay I know is more familiar with the ins and outs of a Drag Race challenge than their own equality and frankly, it's pitiful. Do we expect straights to fight for us while we're on a dance floor imagining that we're Britney Spears? Dream on! We get together at gay pride events all over the world one Sunday per year and make no demands other than plenty of booze and cruising. Our enemies in the church convene every single Sunday. So which group’ll win? Seems like 52-1 in their favor to me.

Despite the zillion new methods of communicating, there's a huge disconnect afoot. Democracy, a government for the people by the people, can't conceivably work if the government never hears from the people except for during elections. Civics are no longer taught in schools so we often don't even know who governs us, much less how to contact them, how a Senate vote works, or the ins and outs of a legislative win like the one in New York versus a judicial ruling, which has brought gay marriage to some states. Not just the gays, the American people as a whole have lost their voices. By remaining in long, unsuccessful wars and considering cuts to the wildly popular Medicare program, our government is ignoring majority opinions because the vast majority of us aren't speaking up. There's a very easy remedy for this! Few would disagree that our country is in a mess. But is our patriotism confined to mindlessly waving a flag on July 4th? Shouldn’t we all need to pitch in and save what we're supposed to cherish so dearly? For many of us, the American way of life isn't so grand at the moment. That should prompt deeper involvement than ever if we're to get back on track-- not a collective shrug of helplessness or “I hate government” sentiment. Can you (GASP!) imagine actually watching C-Span coverage of legislation which affects you instead of Real Housewives? Maybe if we got the cast of Drag Race to bitchily re-enact the votes!

I recently saw a young gay’s response to a political Facebook post which read “I hate politics!” Trust me, I was this person in my youth. But now that I’m older and a little more aware, I want to ask that person “Do you like paying higher gas prices?”, “Do you want reasonably priced health care and medicine?” and “Would you enjoy being denied a lease because of your sexual preferences?”. All of these are directly related to decisions politicians make for us--politicians who we can hire and fire. And we’ll never win at a game we aren’t even playing.

With DADT repealed, marriage starting to swing our way and gays all over TV, is there a perception that there's not much left to fight for? While there have been hard-won gains to be thankful for, an upswing in hate crimes often follows each one. Tennessee just approved a law which makes it illegal for cities to pass laws to protect government workers from discrimination but at least they can hire them-- Virginia's governor has banned gay employees altogether! Are gays in these states country bumpkins who we don't need to fool with or are they our sisters and brothers? To me, one of the most alarming signs of mainstream hatred of gays came from The Family, the right wing think tank which helped craft Uganda's notorious "Kill the Gays" legislation. If you think Obama was a skunk for booking fundamentalist anti-gay Pastor Rick Warren to speak at his inaugural, he also dignified the "religious" monsters of The Family by speaking at their annual prayer breakfast. It’s very alarming to see our president breaking bread with a wealthy hate group.

Our much-vaunted democracy cannot work without a knowledgable, engaged electorate. If we aren't even involved in our own quest for equality, how can we consider ourselves to be responsible members of the community at large? And aren't we simply selfish if we focus solely on issues which affect us personally? It only stands to reason that we should appraise who in the straight world had our backs on marriage equality. It's democrats, who in New York managed to sway a few republicans over to our side. Yet in the last mid-term elections, many disgruntled gays trended republican, a party which never supports gay rights or anything else progressive. We need to join progressives, not dump them because we're impatient! Our positions need to make sense if we're going to achieve anything. Or would that mean that we'd actually need an active gay movement? Thankfully, DVR now allows most of us to participate without missing episodes of Project Runway. Our rights should come first and something's very wrong if they don't.

We recently celebrated (or not) the 42nd anniversary of Stonewall, a raucous rebellion against the establishment which gave birth to the gay rights movement. The participants viciously attacked the police, threw things and were carted off to jail in a passionate display which screamed "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore." We're not even mad anymore so most of us gladly take it. (Insert bottom joke here.) Nowadays, the closest most come to protest is changing our middle names to Equality on Facebook. I’m sure that our political and religious enemies with their vast corporate backing are just shaking in their shoes at our ferociousness. Let’s just hope that the gays in the military have more fight than the rest of us or we are truly sunk.

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