December 31, 2011

BERYL MENDELBAUM'S FACEBOOK STATUS FOR NYE



‎"NEW YEARS EVE .... FACE TAPE, WIG, TOO MUCH MAKE UP , A DRESS THAT DOESN'T FIT , JOKES THAT DON'T WORK , AND LONG UNCOMFORTABLE PAUSES WITH A GAY DATE .........THATS RIGHT ....I'LL BE WATCHING KATHY GRIFFIN AND ANDERSON COOPER ON CNN TONIGHT." --Beryl Mendelbaum

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

MOVING FORWARD AND BACKWARD

MAY YOUR 2012 BE FULL OF SURPRISES!

BY GLENN GREENWALD FOR THE GUARDIAN:

Vote Obama – if you want a centrist Republican for US president
Because Barack Obama has adopted so many core Republican beliefs, the US opposition race is a shambles

How do you scorn a president as a far-left socialist when he has stuffed his administration with Wall Street executives, had his last campaign funded by them, governed as a "centrist Republican", and presided over booming corporate profits even while the rest of the nation suffered economically?

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LEIGH BOWERY VIDS



LEIGH TAKES A STROLL THROUGH A PRE-SEX AND THE CITY WEST VILLAGE AND MEAT MARKET.



AN EARLY MUSICAL GROUP CALLED RAW SEWAGE:

$12,000 FOR ANTI-TERRORISM SNOW CONE MACHINES?



This bizarre story of government waste almost makes you want to join the tea party! And it's silly yet obvious proof that the people in power shouldn't be. I don't know if this is just corruption or incompetence--could there really be a snow cone machine lobbyist? Well, someone got to Michigan and spent nearly 12 grand on these machines for their terrorism-fighting abilities. When this was resoundingly mocked at by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Keith Olbermann, the defenses are even more laughable. And forget bullet-proof vests, a request for a popcorn machine was denied!

THENEWAMERICAN.COM:

Residents of western Michigan need fear terrorists no more. Courtesy of a Homeland Security grant, 13 counties are now prepared to thwart any and all terrorist attacks with… snow-cone machines.

According to the Greenville Daily News, the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC), “a federal- and state-designated agency responsible for managing and administrating the homeland security program in Montcalm County and 12 other counties[,] … recently purchased and transferred homeland security equipment to these counties — including 13 snow cone machines at a total cost of $11,700.” (WOOD-TV of Grand Rapids puts the price tag at a mere $6,200.) WMSRDC got the money for the machines and other equipment via a grant from the Michigan Homeland Security Program.

What, pray tell, does a snow-cone machine have to do with homeland security? Says the Daily News: “The Michigan Homeland Security Grant Program’s Allowable Cost Justification document, dated May 9, 2011, says the snow cone machines can make ice to prevent heat-related illnesses during emergencies, treat injuries and provide snow cones as an outreach at promotional events.”

WMSRDC executive director Sandeep Dey echoed this justification, telling the Daily News that the machine “is used to attract people so they can be educated and prepared for homeland security.” “More importantly,” he added, “they (homeland security officials) felt in a medical emergency the machine was capable of making ice packs which could be used for medical purposes.”

MORE: THENEWAMERICAN.COM

(No, this story isn't from The Onion.)

GETTING AN EARLY START PARTYING!



"He had part of a condom sticking out of his rectum, reports the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

According to sheriff’s officials, inside the condom they found 17 round blue pills, one cigarette, six matches, one flint, one empty syringe with an eraser over the needle, one lip balm container, one additional unused condom, a receipt from CVS pharmacy and a paper coupon, reports the Herald-Tribune."

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AND WHAT SAYS HAPPY NEW YEAR LIKE A CIGARETTE-SMOKING, THEREMIN-PLAYING DRAG QUEEN WHO LOOKS LIKE ELKE SOMMER?

December 30, 2011

THE TRAILING VIBRATO!

GA-GA-GA-GIRL!

A LITTLE DARTH HUMOR

NEW YEARS' RESOLUTION

FROM OTHER98.COM:

Quit smoking; read more; eat healthier - all great plans for 2012. But when it comes to new year's resolutions, there's only one that's going to change the year for everybody: Moving Our Money from the big banks in 2012.



Declare your New Year's Resolution with thousands of other people today: in 2012, we're going to Move Our Money.

Moving your money out of megabanks like Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America is not only a good thing for our economy - it's a good thing for your wallet and your community.

Instead of paying ridiculous fees and needless surcharges, your money will be doing good closer to where you live - whether that's through a credit union that serves non-corporate people, or a community bank that invests in your hometown.

Let the world know: in 2012, you're going to move your money out of the megabanks once and for all.

Been delinquent on moving your money in the past? This is the perfect opportunity to finally get it done: let the world know it's going to take place, and give yourself the entire year to make it happen.

BUNNY NOTE:

BUNNY NOTE: I was delinquent on doing this because am definitely no financial wiz. Does anyone know of a website which helps you find suitable alternatives in your area? Maybe it would also weigh up some pros and cons so that a fool could understand this more? My bank, Chase aka Satan, is opening on every corner and now even has partnered with Duane Reade (aka Beeelzebub) so that they are inescapable. I want to escape but don't know how exactly. But I know one thing--these giants from banks to cellphone companies to Fox couldn't determine policies which suit them and not our needs if we weren't ALL paying them every day.

MAKE THE PLEDGE: OTHER98.COM


OH, AND MY OTHER RESOLUTION: I'M DEFINITELY GOING VEGAN!



TOTALLY MISSED THIS GEM!

HOW N I TELL IF MY SON IS GAY?

December 29, 2011

REMEMBER THIS GROUP?

HOW SASSY ARE THEY?

CAN'T BEAT THE SCOPIOTONES!

BEST NYE INVITE EVER!




AND I'LL BE APPEARING IN ELMIRA, NY AT CLUB CHILL!

BRAVO, CENK, UGYUR!

I URGE YOU ALL TO WATCH THE YOUNG TURKS ON CURRENT TV.COM.



BUT CENK! IF YOU ARE SAD ENOUGH TO GOOGLE YOURSELF AS I DO, PLEASE MAKE YOUR TERRIFIC VIDEOS EMBEDDABLE! AND DON'T CUT RIGHT TO MATT TAIBBI--YOUR OWN ANALYSIS AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW WAS FASCINATING! And I realize that you are straight and you're going to make sports references etc. I agree to tolerate those while baffled by them. But take it from a queen--your new set's brick motif is vile! VILE!

I like Cenk Ugyur's statement tonight that everyone is telling him not to bash Obama because that might help republicans win. But why help Obama win if he's practically a republican himself? Obama just nominated a republican executive from the Carlyle Group to the Fed's Board of Governors. Remember he Carlyle Group? The company that the Bush family and there Bin Laden family were partners in? Remember how Bush, Sr. and Osama's brother were together watching the 9/11 attacks. From Wiki: "In the documentary film Fahrenheit 911, Michael Moore makes nine allegations concerning the Carlyle Group, including: That the Bin Laden and Bush families were both connected to the Group; that following the attacks on September 11, the bin Laden family’s investments in the Carlyle Group became an embarrassment to the Carlyle Group and the family was forced to liquidate their assets with the firm; that the Carlyle group was, in essence, the 11th largest defense contractor in the United States.[35] Moore focused on Carlyle's connections with George H. W. Bush and his Secretary of State James A. Baker III, both of whom had at times served as advisors to the firm." DO YOU SEE A PATTERN HERE? Why would Obama nominate a corporate, republican war-monger to do anything unless that's what Obama himself is? The Carlyle Group is not only the 3rd largest private equity firm on earth but also a huge military contractor. Wonder who we're getting ready to attack?


FROM CURRENT.COM:

Cenk talks with “Rolling Stone” contributing editor Matt Taibbi about his new piece on the Obama administration’s lack of prosecutions for white collar crime. “If they pushed all these prosecutions, investors worldwide would see how epidemic corruption is on Wall Street,” Taibbi says. “They’re afraid of what the international reaction would be.” Cenk says while he doesn’t think President Obama is personally corrupt, “It’s the system that corrupts all these politicians.”

WATCH: CURRENT.COM

CREEPY!

By Josh Sternberg for Current.com

Just when you thought it was safe to post that scurrilous update to your favorite social network. Earlier this year, The Guardian reported that the U.S military awarded a $2.76 million contract to Ntrepid, a California corporation, to develop software that will create fake personas (sock puppets) to try to influence dialogue among online denizens while propagating American propaganda.

The Pentagon is developing plans to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as both a resource and a weapon in future conflicts. Its research and development agency is offering $42 million in funding to anyone who can help.

Social media will change the nature of warfare just as surely as the telegraph, the radio and the telephone did, and the Pentagon is fearful of being caught short.

MORE: CURRENT.COM

PINING FOR HILLARY?

I hear a lot of gays who seem to think that if Hillary Clinton had won instead of Obama, the country would be on the right track. Why? I have issues with Obama too, but none of them would be corrected by Hillary. How do you think Hillary as pres would have improved things? Or is it just a warm, fuzzy feeling that you have towards her because you think she's pro-gay? She's certainly no more liberal than Obama so she wouldn't be any kind of improvement in my book.

DIRECT FROM DALLAS!

MOMMY, SHE'S BACK!

VOICE!

I LOVE THIS FOOL!

MY FAV MOMENTS FROM 2011 ON HUFFPO

Huffpo's Gay Voices asked GLBTs and their supporters about their favorite moments of the year and I was happy to be included. I tried to be modest and not mention my career--only to see other participants give shameless plugs. Oh well! Congrats! You caught my one attempt at modesty! It's a waste of time!



HERE'S ONE:

5. William and Kate's Wedding

I could've cared less about the royal nuptials, but the event brought back plenty of CNN contributor Richard Quest. While I find Quest's style bombastic style extremely annoying, it's a testament to CNN's forgiving nature that they still use Quest after one of the most hilarious scandals of all time. Apprehended by police in Central Park, Quest offered the information "I've got some meth in my pocket" and on further examination he was found to have a rope knotted round his neck and testicles and a dildo in his boot. So while the fairy tale romance of a prince and princess did nothing for me, this fairy's tale/tail made me giggle every time I saw him on the news! MORE:

MORE: HUFFPO

INSANE: "TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE "SINGING" AT THE END!



AND AN ANECDOTE ABOUT THIS SHOW FROM MY FRIEND ROGER WARREN:

A funny story about Kate during her run in COCO : every matinee during on of her quiet numbers she was able to hear noise from a nearby construction sites. Kate put on a construction hat and found the contractor (supposedly on an upper floor of the building) and asked that they hold the noise on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the time she would be singing. Supposedly they were dumbfounded but graciously complied during the entire run of the show. Kate, if not the best singer, had the balls of a world class baritone!

DEATH OF DEMOCRACY

It shouldn't shock me, but it still does. As you may know, many states are newly requiring voters to have photo IDs. This makes it harder for the poor, minorities, youth and seniors to vote. Now why would anyone want to enact legislation to keep these groups from voting? Because they tend to vote democrat. And guess which states have enacted these new requirements? Those with republican governors! I don't care which party you belong to--this is institutionalized voter fraud and it's despicable no matter which party it came from. The call for ID is supposed to protect from voter fraud but statistics show that there is hardly any voter fraud despite the "scandals" about ACORN and such. Funny how the GOP will scream about ACORN and how unfair it is and then work voter fraud into the system. Cenk from The Young Turks was describing how they require these IDs (which many can't afford) and are often shutting down DMVs in black areas and opening more DMVs in white, affluent areas. Another GOP to trick--if you can't win with your unpopular candidates and ideology, cheat. Am I a crackpot or does this outrage you too? While I blame our system in general and out press for not covering it, I also blame the "democrats" who didn't vote in the mid-terms which allowed all of these tea party nuts and GOP governors to swoop in to enact such laws. It's rotten to think that you have to be on guard against your own government but yes, our "representatives" are that treacherous.

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLAINED

YA GOTTA LOVE TAMMIE BROWN!

Here's a rather long "short" from her delightfully demented Holiday Sparkle special. Definitely one of the wackiest queens from RuPaul's Drag Race.



WANT MORE?



EVEN MORE?

BEING TRANS DOESN'T GIVE YOU POWERS ABOVE THE LAW

This video was removed from youtube for being "shocking" and "disgusting" as it shows a transwoman beating and kicking a guy who mouths off to her in the subway. Daily Kos is trying to say that they youtube shouldn't have removed it for this reason since youtube also has videos of transwomen being murdered. I don't care why they removed it and I'm not going to attempt to understand why youtube approves what. But I know this--I think it's shocking and disgusting that any person, trans or not, physically attacks someone who mouths off to him/her. I'm sure it is rough being trans, but you don't beat someone up who says something you don't like unless you're a menace to society. We're all human and sometimes we hit that last straw and snap. And I know that trans people can have it rough. But to post this video as a warning and gloat over how badly the guy was hurt, who may have been an @sshole but never laid a finger on anyone, is shocking and disgusting to me. This woman is a violent criminal and will get no defense from me. And I disagree with Daily Kos--the guy may have been a jerk but this savage response to his WORDS was in no way warranted and not his "comeuppance".

VIDEO TITLE: TOSSED LIKE A RAG DOLL FOR TRYING IT!

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Morning after xmas on the nyc subway train, me and my girlfriends was walking to the train, dude shouted out 'thats a man' to my home girl and this is what happens when u disrespect a [transgender person] in public.

MORE: DAILYKOS.COM

December 28, 2011

I'M SLOWLY INFILTRATING CHILDREN'S MINDS!

MWAHAHAHAHAHA!


WATCH: FACEBOOK

THE REAL JOKE IS THAT I'D BE ON A COLLEGE HUMOR SITE!

CHECK THEM OUT!

When you hear voices like Michael Watford and Barbara Tucker in a podcast, you know you're in store for some great dance music. Lots of good ones to pick from and the best mixes of songs you may have heard before. Soulful house from UDM in Switzerland.



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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!



I love that this website, dedicated to "exposing And Combatting Liberal Media Bias" has taken issue with the NY TImes for giving my show a positive review. They don't feel that's appropriate for a "family paper." I don't recall the Times calling itself a family paper--that's USA today. Whatever! If I'm annoying these people, I'm doing my job! If the sewer mouth bugs them, I hope they'll check out my politics sometime!

NY Times Honors 'Sewer Mouth on Go-Go Wings'

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/12/27/ny-times-honors-sewer-mouth-go-go-wings#ixzz1hqJjiY2v

It’s always odd to see a “family newspaper” aglow over profane entertainment that it couldn’t possibly describe in its pages. That celebration of the unprintable happened in Monday’s New York Times, with a David Rooney theater review headlined “Under the Bouffant, a Sewer Mouth on Go-Go Wings.”

Rooney’s supposedly sublime “sewer mouth” was the drag queen named “Lady Bunny” (real name: Jon Ingle, born 1962) who’s dragged the drag divas back out of the mushy mainstream:

MORE: NEWSBUSTERS.ORG

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ANOTHER OBAMA CAVE



SPEAK OUT AND REMIND HIM THAT HE'S A DEMOCRAT! Congress approved a two-month payroll tax and unemployment extension bill that forces a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline in 60 days, and President Obama signed it,

That means Republicans have gotten their wish -- President Obama has two months to decide on Keystone XL. And we have less than 60 days to make sure he does not approve it.

Tell President Obama: Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

President Obama promised us a thorough, transparent review of a new route after delaying the pipeline in November. And the hasty, accelerated timeline pushed by Republicans clearly won't allow this. As the State Department has said, 60 days isn't enough time to thoroughly evaluate the impacts and dangers of this project.

SIGN: CREDOACTION

PS: I am very happy to have switched my cell service to Credo, which gives NO $ to right wing causes and donates only to progressive causes. These huge companies wouldn't have so much power if we weren't all paying them daily. I still am trying to switch my bank from Chase but am somewhat clueless on where to turn on that one.

TRICKY DICK'S TRICK?

DId Nixon have a gay latin lover in addition to all of his other scandals? I wasn't aware that he beat his wife Pat repeatedly. I know the Daily Mail isn't the most respected paper but it's an interesting story.




MORE: DAILYMAIL

DISTURBING

Why are we importing the uranium quietly if there's nothing wrong with doing it? War is the US's primary export so I find this suspect:

"The Canada-U.S. agreement is part of a broader international project by the Obama administration to consolidate highly enriched uranium at fewer, more secure sites around the world.

The U.S. government says it wants to convert the uranium into a form that cannot be used to build nuclear weapons."

MORE: CBC

December 27, 2011

HEE HEE!

I'M EATING HEALTHIER!

LITERARY PORN SPAM NOW?

HOW ABSURD! Doesn't this hot talk just make you wanna click on a link?
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"Dwight had a long slender pole in his hands, which he was waving in the air, and David had a small piece of wood, and a knife." (c) Harlianna whitehorseain

PASTOR STEALS DILDO AND LUBE!

WELL, HELLO KITTY!

December 26, 2011

MERRY FUCKIN' XMAS, NYC-STYLE!

Just left a delightful party and was hailing a cab way downtown. I saw one and hailed it as an older woman who had walked up to that corner minutes after me started shrieking "Don't you even dare!"--because she thought it was her cab. I opened the door of the cab and she lunged at me and grabbed a gift that Debbie Harry had just given to me. I don't care if you're a woman or not, if you lunge, I knock. So I shoved her to the ground and wrenched the gift out of her paws and slammed the cab door. She continued screaming that I had called her a "c#nt". I rolled down the window and said "Well what were you being?". I realized that she was blithering drunk so whatever and the cab driver and I had a laugh about the Christmas spirit. But the truth was, even though I was there first I was thinking about giving her the first cab as a courtesy anyway. There were plenty of them coming. I guess you don't move to NYC to encounter laid back sweethearts so I shouldn't complain. But what a maniac! Even if you did see the cab first you don't physically attack the person who beats you to it.I guess all is fair in love, war and NYC taxicabs. But if the fool hadn't been shrieking and snatching at me she might have noticed several available cabs going by.

TS MODEL SNAGS ELLE COVER

CHECK OUT LEA T!

CRAY CRAY!

THAT AIN'T NO LADY! IS NOW NY TIMES APPROVED!

NY TIMES: Under the Bouffant, a Sewer Mouth on Go-Go Wings By DAVID ROONEY

2 EXCERPTS:



A once proud and subversive warrior tribe that deified freakdom, drag queens have become awfully mainstream. Tame transvestites are now passing for Kardashians, while biological women all over television are communing with their inner drag divas on shows like “Mad Fashion,” “RuPaul’s Drag U” and “The Real Housewives of You Name It.”

“That Ain’t No Lady!” continues on Tuesdays in an open-ended run at La Escuelita Cabaret Theater, 301 West 39th Street, Manhattan; (212) 631-0588, brownpapertickets.com.

AND THIS TUESDAY 12/27 IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CATCH THE SHOW WITH XMAS MATERIAL!

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CLASSIC CORN!

December 25, 2011

RUPAUL: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

This is a an odd video. I cut my drag teeth with Ru in clubs in Atlanta and he could dance like nobody's business. But by the time this video was made, Ru had decided that he was not going to be another sweaty drag queen so he's going for what one of our other roommates, Lahoma Van Zandt, described as "Dietrich at 70." Basically, just standing there and looking gorgeous, which he's still very good at and and that's one helluva wig. But it does seem very odd that at the height of his career as a dance artist with the hit Supermodel, he chose the stately, elegant route rather than no getting down whatsoever. A strange time capsule.

JELLY XMAS!

AMEN TO THIS!

AND NOW, A CHRISTMAS VIDEO

THIS REALLY SUMS UP THE MEANING OF XMAS TO ME>

December 24, 2011

GAYEST TREE OF ALL TIME?



VIEW MORE AND VIDEO! DOLLDIVAS

December 23, 2011

XMAS VIDS













I LOVE THESE IDIOTS!

5 CHRISTMAS THINGS GAYS HAVE RUINED



Many American traditions and values are being attacked by fecal smear homogay campaigns that try to turn happy values into sin ridden festivals of sexual orgy pleasure fiascos and deep penile penetration parties. The latest tradtion under attack is Christmas or as the would want us to spell it, XMas, the X meaning “XPLICT MASS”, which in gay talk means a massive celebration of explicit acts of gayness and interracial homo erotic daddly dipping. Below are a few examples of how at the feces flavored hands of homosexuals, our holidays are turning into homodays.


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NeW JAN TERRI!

Jan Terri became an internet sensation because of her insanely bad 80's videos. All the attention or perhaps just the artist's urge to create has caused her to make a new album after decades. And here's her first single: a bizarre Christmas tune. She's as rotten as ever--even w/o the videos 80's fashions. In fact, I think her delivery may be worse!

December 22, 2011

!!!

HAHAHAHA!

IRAQ TROOPS HOME AND IMMEDIATELY RE-DEPLOYED

Oh, but they got back just in time for the holidays! And then there was that sweet lesbian kiss! And now they are going right back? I spit on anyone stupid enough to cheerily think or say (as the Obama administration did) that our troops would be home for the holidays. Besides the lunacy of we're going to bring home some of the killers for a Christian holiday whose basic tenet is THOU SHALT NOT KILL, any sweetness of home for the holidays is wiped out by the fact that they are being re-employed to our other bogus war. While we cut schools here because of budget deficits, we have enough $ to build schools in Afghanistan--which is what the soldiers are doing over there--and to pay $1 million per year per soldier for this crap. You thin you support the troops? You don't even know what they are doing!

MORE: CNN.COM

December 20, 2011

I LOVE A FOOL!

HAS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTM-ASS

Man Eats Cocaine From Brother's Butt, Dies

Police: Man Trying To Hide Drug Evidence In Squad Car



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BUN-BUN'S HOLIDAY GUIDE FROM OUT.COM

Lady Bunny's Holiday Guide, 2011



The incomparable performer takes us through her favorite holiday traditions.

Some call Lady Bunny a New York legend. She's certainly a nightlife fixture and enduring multihyphenate, having long since proven her role as a ubiquitous emcee, DJ, performer, and all-around entertainer. Essentially, it boils down to this: If they pay her, she will come. We asked the wise-minded and kind-hearted mistress to share her most treasured holiday moments with us. As you can imagine, we got much, much more than we bargained for.

Favorite Holiday Movie: Christmas in Connecticut is a wonder to behold. It stars Barbara Stanwyck, one of those actresses like Bette Davis who weren't the prettiest, but they were so full of personality that you just can't take your eyes off of them. Kind of like Meryl Streep today, who isn't a conventional beauty but in some roles (like Death Becomes Her) she can actually "act" attractive and you believe her. (I'm dying to master that craft!) In Christmas in Connecticut, Barbara plays a famous food writer who actually can't cook. Her feet get held to the fire when her publisher decides to join her for the holidays and she's forced to come up with not only a sumptuous meal, but a husband and a baby. A delightful departure from holiday schmaltz.




MORE: OUT.COM

THE CUTEST CHRISTMAS STORY EVER!

SCOTCH?




On one of the last school days before Christmas, the children brought gifts for their teacher. The supermarket manager's daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit.

The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.

The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy.

Then the liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit...

She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.

"Is it wine?" she guessed.

"No," the boy replied.

She tasted another drop and asked, "Champagne?"

"No," said the little boy............."It's a puppy!"

TONIGHT!

FROM ROOTSACTION.ORG

First they came for Bradley Manning and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a courageous whistleblower who had risked my life for others.

Then they came for . . .

Wait! Let's change this script. Let's speak up now!

Having been severely mistreated as a military prisoner, Bradley Manning is finally, after 18 months, being judged through an extremely biased military process that denies his basic rights. He is accused of making public information that . . .

Helped wind down the Iraq War by motivating the Iraqi government to deny further immunity to U.S. troops;
Helped inspire the Arab Spring by exposing new details to Tunisians and Egyptians about their governments' abuses;
Exposed that the U.S. State Department had pressured European democracies to stop prosecuting U.S. officials who'd engaged in kidnapping, torture, and other crimes;
Revealed to us in the United States more of what our government had been doing than a decade of corporate reporting had;
Caused the death or injury of not a single U.S. citizen — in stark contrast to our government's actions.
The accused Wikileaks leaker is further charged with having acted with the intention of aiding a foreign government against the United States, but every scrap of evidence shows that, on the contrary, Manning's intention was to accomplish exactly what he has accomplished – informing the public about official crimes.

Tell the U.S. Military and the media we want the charges against Manning dismissed!

As Pentagon Papers whistleblower (and RootsAction endorser) Dan Ellsberg has said: "If Bradley Manning did what he's accused of, then he's a hero of mine."

Please forward this message to anyone you know who will stand up for Bradley Manning at this crucial moment.

SIGN: ROOTSACTION.ORG

December 19, 2011

NEW XMAS TUNE FROM BUN-BUN!

SOBERING STATISTICS!



Everyone who says SUPPORT THE TROOPS read this and know what you are actually doing to them after they get home from fighting pointless wars to make rich folks richer. We are running their lives forever--if they live!

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THIS IS SO PRECIOUS!

Especially when you consider that it probably is their LAST Christmas!

HOLIDAY SWEETS!

December 18, 2011

IT GETS BUTTER! NORWAY'S CHRIS CROCKER!



MORE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL!

Not grannies fighting with their canes and walkers!

DENIM IN DELAWARE!

December 17, 2011

MORE JIZZ!

OH LORDY!

WHAT A CUNT! LOVE IT!

ZING!

AHA!

"I HAVE TO HURRY."

A LAUGH RIOT!

REALLY?

NEW BITCH TRACK FROM GREG SCARNICI & MIKE DIAMOND!

BAHAHAHAHA!

December 16, 2011

THE BEST XMAS VIDEO SO FAR!

BRILLIANT!

SEASONS GREETINGS!

C'MON! YOU KNOW YOU LIKE THE I'NET AS IT IS!

SO GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!



The pressure we've put on Congress to say NO to Internet censorship is working. The House is now considering lots of amendments to improve the legislation. Thanks to our efforts and the work of a broad coalition of organizations, the Senate now won't consider its version until next year.

Rep. John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, needs to vote NO on this legislation. He was an early supporter of the bill, and continues to back it. But the more calls he receives today from the progressive community, the more likely we will be to change his position.

Call Rep. Conyers today and tell him to reject Internet censorship.

(202) 225-5126

SIGN PETITION: MOVEON.ORG

ART IN TENNESSEE (WHERE I GREW UP)

CRAPPY NEWS!


An EU o

EU official challenges another to a prune-eating competition to prove the dried fruit's laxative powers. Nice to know that pols in other countries are full of shit as well.

"A Euro MP has challenged an an EU Commissioner to a prune-eating contest to prove that prunes have a laxative effect.

It has long been believed that prunes, traditionally served with custard, were good for the constitution, reports the Daily Telegraph.

But the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said there was "insufficient" evidence of a link between the dried plums and regular bowel function.

Liberal Democrat Sir Graham Watson, who represents South West England and Gibraltar, has now raised the issue in Strasbourg."

MORE: ORANGE.CO.UK

OH DEAR!

EVEN OUR JUDGES ARE BOUGHT!

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is set to hear a landmark case on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act – even though he has a direct financial stake in its failure. Justice Thomas needs to recuse himself.
How blatant is Justice Thomas’ conflict of interest? 74 members of Congress urged him to recuse himself from any decision regarding the ACA – more than six months before it even reached the Supreme Court. Justice Thomas only revealed under longstanding legal obligation that opposing the ACA brought his household hundreds of thousands of dollars through his spouse Ginni Thomas’ lobbying – with promises of future gigs if she can defeat the piece of legislation before the bulk of it goes into effect.

Enough is Enough! Can you join me in signing an emergency letter calling on Justice Thomas to recuse himself now?

It’s available at OTHER98.COM

THAT AIN'T NO LADY! REVIEWED!

Lady Bunny proves to New York that she ‘Ain’t No Lady!’

Amanda Thambounaris

After a decade, the ‘dean of drag’ is bringing trash back to Times Square in her first cabaret show.



(pic by Geraldien Winifred Visco)

Crisp white couches and topless bartenders and waiters lined the space of the La Escuelita Cabaret Theater in Times Square on Tuesday. At about 8:10 p.m., the lights went dim, but the mere brightness from the stage lights ignited the room as the audience howled and the music began. Of course, every lady deserves an introduction and Lady Bunny’s projector screens of fake celebrity reviews produced a heap of deserved laughs as well as grunts.

From the instant Lady Bunny stepped out on stage with her giant blonde bouffant and dress draped just shy of her private area, the feisty crowd was wide-eyed. She opened the show with her own rendition of Katy Perry’s curious hit, "I Licked a Girl and I Vomited" followed by "West Virginia Girls" and "Firework," accompanied by a generously sized dildo prop. As the song came to an end, Lady Bunny engaged the audience to let us know that, what she referred to as, “the PG rated portion of the show.” What was to come next was nothing short of hilarious and raunchy.

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December 15, 2011

GET ON THIS NOW AND FORWARD!

SO THIS NEW BILL WHICH OBAMA IS PROBABLY GOING TO SIGN GIVES HIM THE POWER TO NOT ONLY IMPRISON YOU INDEFINITELY W/O A TRILA, BUT TO KILL YOU? PLEASE SIGN THIS AND FORWARD IF YOU HAVE A BRAIN.

Just in time for Bill of Rights Day, Congress has included in a massive war and weapons funding bill an authorization of presidents and the military to imprison you or anyone else without a trial or charge. . . forever.

Tell President Obama to veto the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.

The conference committee made changes to the bill to answer President Obama's concerns, not ours. The bill now leaves the president free to imprison or kill individuals without handing them over even to a military tribunal.

The White House calls this "flexibility." The authors of the Bill of Rights called it tyranny.

Demand that the President veto this outrageous bill, even though, unfortunately, Congress may have appeased the White House by making this provision even worse than it was.

ROOTSACTION.ORG

HEARD OF THIS NEW FETISH?

I guess it's called Vore and it involves young girls being eaten by stuffed animals!

YOUTUBE

IT'S KINDA HOT WHEN HE STICKS IT IN!

HOW I SPENT MY DRUNKEN TWENTIES

GO-GO DANCING WITH THE NOW EXPLOSION, THE GENIUS ATLANTA BAND WHICH GAVE RUPAUL AND I OUR START! The song was called Nappy--I don't remember it having the negative connotations that got Don Imus fired back then. I think the group intended for it to mean funky and gritty. Anyhoo, I'm thankful for them bringing to NYC in my 5 cent drag and am still in touch with all but 1 of them. How pitiful is the fringe belt, which I could only afford enough for the front--possibly to distract from a bad tuck? I think this was shot by Nelson Sullivan.

December 14, 2011

TRULY DEMENTED!

START YOUR DAY WITH A SMILE

Rare footage of germans laughing.

I AM OBSESSED WITH HER!

December 13, 2011

XMAS PORNAMENTS!



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INSANE!

NEW 3RD PARTY CANDIDATE!

He's limiting campaign contributions to $100. As soon as I can turn 10 tricks, I'm writing him a check. Well, or using Western Union. I doubt if he can win but at least a true progressive can force republicrat Obama's hand on the many issues he's faltered on. "During his two mayoral terms from 2000 to 2008, Anderson was an outspoken champion of LGBT rights, environmental sustainability, and the antiwar movement in opposition to the Iraq War. Vowing to fight the influence of money over politics, Anderson kicked off his campaign on Monday with a pledge to limit individual donations to $100 a person. Anderson and the Justice Party say they hope to build a grassroots movement heading into the November 2012 elections. “We launched the Justice Party because the entire system is so corrupt,” Anderson says. “It’s so diseased that we know that the public interest is not being served by anyone in the system right now, particularly, [by] the two dominant parties who have sustained this corrupt system and who are sustained by it."

FROM DEMOCRACY.ORG:

Ex-Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson, Former Democrat, Launches Third Party 2012 Bid Against Obama, GOP



A new political party has entered the fray as an alternative to Democrats and Republicans ahead of the 2012 elections. On Monday, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson announced will run for president with the newly formed Justice Party. Although hailing from a solidly Red state, Anderson has been known as one of the most progressive mayors of any major U.S. city in recent years. During his two mayoral terms from 2000 to 2008, Anderson was an outspoken champion of LGBT rights, environmental sustainability, and the antiwar movement in opposition to the Iraq War. Vowing to fight the influence of money over politics, Anderson kicked off his campaign on Monday with a pledge to limit individual donations to $100 a person. Anderson and the Justice Party say they hope to build a grassroots movement heading into the November 2012 elections. “We launched the Justice Party because the entire system is so corrupt,” Anderson says. “It’s so diseased that we know that the public interest is not being served by anyone in the system right now, particularly, [by] the two dominant parties who have sustained this corrupt system and who are sustained by it.”



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UNITED STATES OF CHINA?

I guess I shouldn't be, but I'm actually in shock at everything the government is pulling right now--maybe pushing this horrible legislation through while we're busy with holiday sugarplums dancing in our heads? There is currently legislation which would drastically censor the internet, which would enable the government to lock you up without a trial, popular programs Social Security and Medicaid are still subject to cuts in a crippling recession and reporters are being arrested when they try to cover Occupy Wall Street. I wish I could say that it's the horrible republicans, which of course, are worse. But it's both parties trying to ram through legislation which the majority of this country doesn't agree with. Blocking the internet and locking you up without a trial are very China. Good practice for when they claim our immense debt to them and own us as slaves.

NEW YORKERS! ACT NOW TO STOP I'NET CENSORSHIP!

NEW YORKERS: Do you enjoy watching risqué videos, porn or reading liberal news sites? THE INTERNET AS YOU KNOW IT COULD CHANGE UNLESS YOU ACT TODAY! Rep. Nadler could cast the deciding vote. I just called him and got right through, asking to vote against i'net censorship. I don't think most of you realize how soon this could happen and how drastically it could change the i'net if SOPA passes. Our gov't must really be shady if they want to block our access to info on the web. Please take a little time to familiarize yourself with this and make that call: Representative Jerrold Nadler: (202) 225-5635. I got right through and just urged him to vote against i'net censorship. I don't think I'm mistaken in saying that most of you do not want i'net censorship.



FROM SAVETHEINTERNET.COM:

Internet censorship could become law in America sooner than you think.

This Thursday your representative will vote on a bill before the House Judiciary Committee that would give a few corporations unprecedented power to blacklist websites.

Tell Rep. Nadler: Stand with us against the Internet censorship bill.

Rep. Nadler could cast the deciding vote on Thursday. If he votes for the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” or SOPA (H.R. 3261), and it passes through committee, this censorship bill will be one dangerous step closer to law.

That’s why Free Press is standing strong with free speech proponents, small businesses, conservative and liberal advocates, video gamers, librarians, and hundreds of groups across the U.S. in a final push to kill SOPA. We’re asking millions of people to make sure the phones in Congress ring off the hook starting today.

Lobbyists working for the powerful movie and recording industries are pushing Rep. Nadler to vote for SOPA. Now he must hear the truth from ordinary Americans.

Call Rep. Nadler today and tell him that SOPA must be stopped

Please tell him that SOPA allows for the sort of heavy-handed tactics you’d expect to see in China. They have no place in the U.S.

The bill gives government and corporations new powers to overhaul the Internet — and block access to any websites that the industry accuses of copyright infringement. This definition is so broad that we could see criminal penalties imposed against those who post a birthday party video where a copyrighted song is playing in the background.1

SOPA would not only let companies silence websites but would also require all search engines to “de-list” any site in question — making it disappear from the Web altogether.

The consequences for free speech on the Internet are grave.

December 12, 2011

TUESDAY AT 8PM!



LADY BUNNY in THAT AIN'T NO LADY! EXTENDED INDEFINITELY W/ ADDED HOLIDAY MATERIAL! See the dirt-cheap drag revue that has NYC howling with laughter at Manhattan's most demented drag diva. $14.98 + 1 drink minimum every Tuesday at 8PM at La Escuelita at 301 W. 39th Street between 8th and 9th Aves in Manhattan. FOR MORE INFO/TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/198296

I WORSHIP BARBARA EDEN!

WHITE MEN CAN DONK!

IF YOU THOUGHT THIS BUNNY WAS NUTS...

LOWES BLOW

LOWE'S YANKS IT'S ADS FROM A SHOW ABOUT MUSLIMS BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T BEING PORTRAYED AS TERRORIST ENOUGH. RUSSELL SIMMONS BOUGHT ALL THE REMAINING AD SPOTS ON THE SHOW TO GOOF THEM!

MORE: CHICAGOTRIBUNE

HEE HEE!

OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED!

I think everyone would agree that our politicians are bought and sold by corporate interests--both democrats and republicans. There's too much $ in our politics so our politicians end up reaping the interests of their donors rather than those of their constituents. I don't want to talk down to anyone, but in case you don't know about the Supreme Court case called Citizens United here's my admittedly limited understanding of it. The ruling basically allows corporations to donate to elections. For the first time in history, they can donate unlimited amounts and the amounts need not be disclosed. Even foreign-owned corporations can now donate to candidates of their choice. Worst case scenario? We could see our elections turn into the Exxon candidate running against the Halliburton candidate vs the China candidate versus the mobile phones/big pharma candidate. It's freely admitted that a presidential candidate who raises the most $ wins. They can buy ads to craft perceptions for the majority of us who never bother to dissect the issues. In other words, our elections are already bought and sold--Citizens United institutionalizes the corruption. You might recall Obama speaking out against the Citizens United ruling in his SOTU address several months ago. With an election around the corner, I don't hear anyone but independent Bernie Sanders speaking out against it now. Will you join him to get $ out of politics and sign this petition? message truly appealed to people, why would you need so much $ to win?

SIGN PETITION: SANDERS.SENATE.GOV

THIS WILL PUT YOU IN A MOOD!

MAYBE NOT A HOLIDAY MOOD, BUT STILL!

LOVE THIS STATUS UPDATE!

BY KEVIN SESSUMS: This morning Mitt Romney was campaigning in New Hampshire at a diner and spotted two old codgers having breakfast - one wearing a Vietnam Veteran's baseball cap - and thought he'd sit down with them for a photo op. Little did he know that these two old codgers were gay and had gotten married in June. The only egg Romney had for breakfast was on his face.

MIXED UP PRIORITIES?

Federal prosecutors are focused on pot while ignoring high crimes.

While the number of Wall Street banksters prosecuted for the massive fraud that crashed the global economy remains at exactly zero, the U.S. Department of Justice has just raided scores of marijuana growers and dispensaries that, in some cases, are regarded by local officials as "law-abiding models."

California's attorney general and the governors of Washington and Rhode Island are pushing back, and so can we.

Tell the Justice Department to prosecute Wall Street fraudsters, not pot dispensers or growers.

Breaking yet another campaign promise, President Obama has allowed his Department of Justice to target regulated, tax-paying businesses in compliance with state law that ease the pain of medical patients.

By contrast, Obama’s Justice Department is protecting or ignoring:

The Wall Street thieves who brought down the real economy.
The war criminals, torturers, and warrantless spies who advertise their crimes on book tours.
The mayors and police forces violating our First Amendment rights and brutalizing us.

Tell the Justice Department and the White House to get their priorities straight.


SIGN: ROOTSACTION

December 10, 2011

I'M USING ASK.COM OR JEEVES AND QUITTING GMAIL ACCOUNT

UNTIL GOOGLE QUITS THE VERY RIGHT-WING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A REPUBLICAN LOBBYIST.

Right now we have a huge opportunity to deal what's being called a "serious blow to one of Washington's most powerful lobbies."1

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is an army of lobbyists for hire by mega-corporations like banks and those in the fossil fuel industry. In 2009, it spent more corporate money on lobbying than the next five biggest spenders combined.2 And 93% of its campaign spending goes to support Republicans and attack Democrats.3

Google is a paying member of the Chamber, which means that part of the money they make from Google users—ordinary people like us using Gmail, Google search, and other Google products—goes into the Chamber's pockets to fight for Wall Street and Big Oil. But the Washington Post and Politico recently reported that at Google headquarters, employees are intensely debating whether Google should quit the Chamber in the next few weeks.4

Google quitting would be a huge blow to the Chamber's credibility. That's why we're partnering with SumOfUs, a new movement to give consumers a voice in corporate decisions, to make the case to Google that they should leave the Chamber. As Google users, we can help those Google employees make their case.

Sign the petition now from Google users to Google employees to ask them to stand up for us and our democracy by quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Google's unofficial motto is "Don't Be Evil." And they want to do what's right for their users. But by staying in the Chamber, they're legitimizing an institution that's hurting their users all around the world every day. That's why we're partnering with the new organization SumOfUs to encourage Google to leave the Chamber.

There are dozens of reasons for Google employees—and Google users—to want Google out of the Chamber. Google's business model relies on a free and open Internet; right now the Chamber is pushing Congress to pass an Internet censorship bill that would empower big corporations to shut off ordinary citizens' websites without even a hearing.5 Google invests millions in renewable energy; the Chamber has called for a "Scopes monkey trial" to assault the science of climate change.6 Google leads the world in workplace policies supporting LGBT employees; the Chamber fights against basic anti-discrimination laws. 7

The Chamber's power rests on its credibility as a voice for business. When Apple quit the Chamber in 2009 for ideological reasons, it made headlines all over the world.8 If Google quits, it will be huge news and will undermine the Chamber's influence in Washington.

Google users are the 99%. The Chamber is the 1%. Join the call now for Google to be a champion for its users all over the world by quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

SIGN: MOVEON.ORG

HEE HEE!

December 09, 2011

INTERVIEW IN GAY CITY NEWS

BY DAVID NOH:

There surely have been drag queens more beautiful and more vocally expressive, but none has ever made me laugh as hard and consistently over the years as Lady Bunny. She’s brought her one-woman show to La Nueva Escuelita (every Tue., 301 W. 39th St., only $14.98; ladybunny.net), and will definitely give those Latina mamis a run for their pesetas.



(phot by Billy Erb)


“I totally agree with you that Escuelita is a landmark,” she told me. “What people don’t know about is Mario de Columbia, a queen that I used to marvel at there years ago. Mario lip-synched to opera, and when she hit a high note, she’d lift her ball gown and there’d be a huge dildo and the crowd would go nuts! She was the comic relief and died recently. And then I realized –– dildo, crack pipe, Chicken McNuggets, douche bottle –– that I am now in her footsteps! I love it there and happy that I’m the only white queen that they’ve ever hired. I love that crowd, though I don’t love the Reggaeton music.

“But they have a great stage and a real curtain with decent lighting. These other cabaret places want you to go on at all these different times and I would not remember when my show was, plus they take so much of the door and you’ve got to charge a lot. My friends can’t afford it and I thought, ‘Wow, people are broke.’ So it’s gonna be $14.98, as cheap as my humor, and a one-drink minimum instead of two.

“It’s fun for me to put together a more structured show. I think people don’t really think of me now as a performer so much as a DJ, or writing fashion comments for ‘The Star,’ or having done Wigstock, so it’s time for me to reassert myself.”

Rest assured, Bunny’s humor is as sick and wrong as ever, as witness the rave quotes she uses about this new show, including “I laughed my tits off –– Chaz Bono,” and “My jaw dropped –– Roger Ebert.” I had one for her – “I was shaking … with laughter – Michael J. Fox” –– but she said, “I already have that! I ride Facebook like a freak and asked all my friends if they could think of others. People came out of the woodwork: ‘The worst night of theater I’ve ever endured –– Mary Todd Lincoln’; ‘I laughed so hard I think I disturbed my downstairs neighbor ––Anne Frank.’ It just lets everyone know right from the start, okay, this whore is sick, and the show hasn’t even started yet.”

Originally from Chattanooga, Bunny, née John Ingle, said she always had family support: “They always said you do whatever you wanna do, and I would ask, ‘Don’t you want me to be a doctor?’ And they said, ‘Not if you don’t want to!,’ and now they say, ‘You really called our bluff!’ There have been rocky times and broke times and downright pitiful times, but they’ve always been very supportive. I don’t think they really understand it, don’t have cable TV so they can’t watch me on ‘Drag U.’ They just got a color TV. Real country.

“My Dad’s a professor at the university there, a Quaker and the town liberal. He once spoke at our church and it had a swastika draped on it the next day. I was never in the closet, always a sissy, but I was on student council. I managed by being class clown. It got a little harder in high school with kids that hadn’t grown up with me and not accustomed to my regal bearing, so I was sent to a Quaker boarding school in England.”

Bunny came to New York in 1984 with a posse of fabulousness from Atlanta that included Ru Paul, Larry Tee, and Lahoma Van Zandt: “Everybody here then was into all black Goth looks with the brooch, and we were like the retarded flowers and thrift store group, so we definitely stood out. I was resident go-go dancer at the Pyramid for years, and one thing led to another.

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END BUSH TAX CUTS NOW!

FROM CREDO ACTION:

It's outrageous. The average tax break from the Bush tax cuts enjoyed by the top 1 percent of wage earners is larger than the average income of the rest of the 99 percent of Americans.



And after a decade of giving money to those who literally didn't need it, the deficit caused in large part by the Bush tax cuts is being used as an excuse to take away the social safety net that protects the most vulnerable members of society.

Tell your member of Congress and your senators: End the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Ending these cuts should be a no brainer. They had been set to expire at the end of 2010, but President Obama ended up cutting a deal with the Republican leadership to extend the cuts for another two years.

But we know that the cuts won't be allowed to expire without a big fight.

Republican intransigence on the Bush tax cuts was at the heart of the failure of the Super Committee.

Not only did the Republicans on the Super Committee want the Bush tax cuts to be made permanent, they took the morally bankrupt position that we should blow a bigger hole in the budget by giving even larger tax cuts to the rich.

Simply extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy would cost us more than $700 billion over the next decade.

There is very little that so clearly demonstrates the callous venality of some members of Congress than the simultaneous demand to give the Koch brothers a tax cut while pushing benefit cuts to programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Tell your member of Congress and your senators: End the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Democrats caved in 2010, and Republicans expect them to cave again. Between now and the end of 2012, we can expect a relentless push to make the Bush tax cuts permanent.

But this is a fight we can win if we are relentless, too. In this case gridlock and inaction work to our benefit because we don't have to pass a bill — we just need to ensure that Congress doesn't pass a bill that extends the Bush tax cuts past 2012.

The first step is speaking out and laying down a marker so that your member of Congress and senators know their constituents want the Bush tax cuts to end.

Tell your member of Congress and your senators: End the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for speaking out to end the Bush tax cuts.

SIGN: CREDOACTION.COM

THE MIND BOGGLES!

CALL O-BUM-A ON HIS EMPTY CAMPAIGN PROMISES



jon --

Did you see President Obama’s speech in Kansas on Tuesday?

The President made his clearest statement yet that major banks should be held accountable for their fraudulent behavior, and that they have an obligation to help homeowners and the economy get back on track.

While the President Obama’s speech was refreshing in its rhetoric, it’s time that he shows us he’s serious.

Three years after Wall Street's fraud and greed crashed the global economy, the big banks still haven’t been held accountable for their actions. Millions of American families continue to lose their homes or pay off grossly inflated mortgages. Yet, the banks and the Obama administration have pushed for a deal that would give banks immunity from prosecution in return for a tiny percentage of what they could owe if fully investigated.1

We need to tell President Obama to take action and ensure big bankers know that they can’t abuse the system at the expense of the 99% anymore.

Yes, I’ll call and tell President Obama to hold Wall Street accountable.

In yesterday’s speech, the President noted, “the fact is that financial institutions have plenty of lobbyists looking out for their interests. Consumers deserve to have someone whose job it is to look out for them.”

Call President Obama’s campaign headquarters and send the message that the President needs to hold Wall Street accountable and:
Enact a full investigation into the fraudulent and illegal activities of the big banks
Ensure the big banks won’t let be off the hook for their crimes.
A minimum of $200-$300 billion in principal reduction and/or restitution for homeowners nationwide
Many pundits thought that yesterday's speech was a preview of a major theme of Obama's reelection campaign: holding Wall Street accountable. Let's make sure the campaign knows that it will be action that wins our votes, not just flowery speeches.

Click here to call President Obama’s campaign headquarters and tell them to make sure the President stands up for the 99% now, and hold Wall Street accountable!

CALL: NEWBOTTOMLINE

A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR/TRANSVESTITE/MASKER



MORE ON THE EXHIBIT: DEREKKELLER.COM

PAM ANN TOUCHES DOWN AT JOE'S PUB ALL WEEKEND



12/11-23 (WITH SOME BLACKOUT DATES). NEW SHOW CALLED GET 'EM BITCH! DO NOT MISS!

SHOW DESCRIPTION
"You are hilarious"
–Sandra Bernhard
"Pam has the audience in the palm of her well-manicured hand"
–Time Out NY


Buckle Up! Adventure Calls bitches! Pam Ann, the original queen of the skies - who has toured with Cher and crewed private jets for Elton John - is back in New York and this time, she means business. She aims to knock the plastic smiles off the imposter hostesses on TV’s Pan Am in her raucous new production. So shut the F**k up, sit the F**k down, lock your seats in the upright position and prepare to take off for the ride of your life.

“What has happened to the airline industry?” wonders Pam Ann. “Qantas is grounded, Ryan Air is considering offering porn on board, LOT airlines has no landing gear, and British Airways is encouraging its cabin crew to hug a pilot. American Airlines may have nine lives but unfortunately Jack the cat didn't. He was lost for two months at JFK only to die when he finally got home. Sounds like what happens to passengers everyday waiting on delayed flights.”

Such is Pam’s influence on the golden age of travel; she inspired the new ABC-TV series Pan Am. “I’ve been fighting to reclaim the glamour in the skies for years and now these Christina Ricci bitches think they’re going to move in on me?” she laughs. “You can’t beat the real thing. It’s Pam Ann, not Pan Am, bitches!”

Performances poke fun at air travel, identifying the individual quirks of some of the biggest international airlines and their stereotypes; mixing it with a generous dose of camp, humor and fabulousness. Passengers embark on a journey from security check-in to boarding to, hopefully, landing.

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CORNY BUT CUTE

MEN ARE PIGS!

FROM GIZMODO.COM: BY KAT HANNAFORD



Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape In South Africa
Over 30,000 Rape-Axe condoms are being handed out free at South Africa's World Cup. While they won't stop rape, the condoms (worn by women) have jagged-teeth inside to tear penises up, and can only be removed by doctors.

Sounds grim, but then I imagine rape isn't any fun for the woman either. The inventor, Dr Sonnet Ehlers, was inspired to create the painful condom after she met a woman who'd been raped. The woman apparently told Ehlers "if only I had teeth down there," which encouraged her to look at ways to make men regret their actions.

MORE: GIZMODO

December 08, 2011

OUCH!

FASCINATING ANALYSIS ON MORNING AFTER PILL AND MINORS

Did you ever make mistakes pertaining to sex when you were a minor? Your parents did--and then you were born. KIDDING! Gays, I know we can't get pregnant. But imagine being a poor girl who makes a mistake. Obama's health secretary is ignoring the FDA's recommendation that the morning after pill is available to girls under 17 without a prescription. And according to this broadcast from Cenk Ugyur's new show, he's only doing it to reach across the aisle once again and seem more conservative and therefore electable. Even though reaching across the aisle has yet to work. Obama is a man who lacks conviction, except in his zeal to get re-elected to keep the status quo. Which we all know sucks. If anyone disagrees, please explain why the Obama administration wants teenage pregnancies.


SORRY I COULD NOT EMBED THIS VIDEO FROM CURRENT TV--BUT IT IS MANDATORY VIEWING!

WATCH: CURRENT.COM

TWO OF MY FAVORITES!

SHE'S READY TO CUT THE RUG--LITERALLY!

RELIGIOUS MADNESS

Today's religious lunacy comes from Cairo! I'm glad that thinking Muslims are mocking the cleric's bizarre pronouncement.

Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance

CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.”

The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.

He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make them think of sex.” Bikyamasr.com cannot independently verify the accuracy of the news item at time of writing.

He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.

The sheikh was asked how to “control” women when they are out shopping for groceries and if holding these items at the market would be bad for them. The cleric answered saying this matter is between them and God.

Answering another question about what to do if women in the family like these foods, the sheikh advised the interviewer to take the food and cut it for them in a hidden place so they cannot see it.



MORE: BIKYAMASR

NOW THIS IS A PARTY!

How wonderful that Escort is bringing dance classics like There But For The Grace Of God back to life--playing them live! At the Music Hall Of Williamsburg on 12/17.

DESTROYING THE CONSTITUTION

IF YOU FIND THIS DISTURBING--ONLY A FOOL WOULDN'T--I HOPE YOU ARE URGING OBAMA TO VETO IT AND HOLDING YOUR REPS IN CONGRESS WHO VOTED FOR IT ACCOUNTABLE.



People are saying that Obama will veto the NDAA 1031. Here's Senator Levin claiming that the administration specifically requested that NDAA 1031 be left in so that American citizens can be detained here or abroad without reason.

PLEASE SIGN!

Tell Your Members of Congress: Renew Unemployment Insurance for 2012

Millions of hardworking Americans—nearly 2 million in January alone, and over 6 million in 2012—will be cut off from the emergency lifeline of federal unemployment insurance, unless Congress acts to renew the program before it expires December 31st.

Our country is facing the worst economic crisis of a generation. Big corporations shipped jobs overseas and Wall Street speculators took more and more of our wealth, getting rich quickly at the expense of workers and families. The only way to turn this crisis around is to create good jobs--one where workers have collective bargaining rights, employment security, and wages and benefits that allow their families to enjoy a decent standard of living and earn a fair share of the wealth produced by their labor.

If Wall Street and the country’s private sector cannot create good jobs, and if Congress cannot fund good jobs in the public sector, then the least they can do is to extend unemployment benefits until the economy recovers. In the past three years, federal unemployment insurance has helped more than 17 million Americans while they’ve looked for work in the toughest job market since the Great Depression. Recent Census figures show that federal unemployment insurance helped keep more than 3 million from falling into poverty last year alone.

Congress has never allowed these programs to expire when unemployment was anywhere near this high for this long. Congress must act now!

Click here to email your congressperson and tell them: Renew Federal Unemployment Insurance through 2012 Now!

SIGN HERE: JWJBLOG.COM