New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the death of 2-year-old Jamaal Coleson, Jr. following a circumcision Tuesday at Manhattan's Beth Israel Medical Center. "They gave him anesthesia, and after the circumcision he woke up he was fine," said Jabbar Coleson, Jamaal Jr.'s uncle, who lives in Jonesboro, Ga. "He asked to eat, he asked for something to drink, and then he started complaining about pain in his stomach." Jabbar said his nephew was in the outpatient ward when doctors noticed something was wrong. But four hours passed before the toddler was rushed to the emergency room, he said. PHOTO:Â Lloyd Schofield The case, which has been reported as an accidental death to the New York State Department of Health, highlights the extremely rare complications of the procedure performed widely throughout the United States. "Circumcision is a surgical procedure and so with that there are certain risks, although the risks are quite small," said Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and author of "Baby 411." (more at the link):
Only homosexuals keep their legs together on trains! "The suit-clad knee was jamming into my thigh so hard I could feel the quickening pulse of its owner through the fabric. I edged sideways until my legs were awkwardly pushed up against the wall of my window seat on the train, but still his limb strayed up against mine. He opened a broadsheet newspaper across his lap – and half-way across mine – and pretended to read. Mortified and trapped, I held my breath as I tried to decide what to do. The passengers around me had no idea what he was doing – the paper was blocking the view of his leg and even if it hadn’t been, he probably just looked like any other careless bloke taking up too much leg room. But at close quarters, his nervous breathing and the pressure of his leg betrayed the thrill he was getting from making me his target. This was manspreading at its worst and most calculated. He was groping me with his leg. I could say something, but what? I would probably be perceived as hysterical if I jumped up and accused him of touching my knee. I imagined a sneering police officer in my head: “And tell me again how he groped you with his leg?” they would ask in a disbelieving tone. I thought briefly of taking a sneaky photo of him with my phone as proof of his invasion of my space– but feared how he might react if he noticed me. So instead I sat in silence for five minutes before eventually finding the courage to squeak “excuse me” as I stood up, pretending I was preparing to get off the train. He gave an annoyed groan and shifted his legs just enough for me to squeeze past. I stood at the carriage doors without looking back until I reached my station, then walked home, checking regularly that I wasn’t being followed. I felt dirty and ashamed I had been too cowardly to say anything. This sorry experience resurfaced as I read the news that two men have just been arrested for manspreading on the New York metro. The phenomenon of men taking up too much space on public transport has been well documented. Women have taken to social media to shame men by posting pictures of the worst offenders on Twitter and many a Tumblr blog has been dedicated to the topic. I doubt the majority of cases have any sexual motivation – I’ve experienced it plenty of times before and since without the same sinister feeling (though it was still very annoying and uncomfortable). And I suspect the explanation for manspreading is usually closer to The Guyliner’s reasoning that for macho men, sitting with knees together and legs in tight is “seen a sign of weakness or homosexuality”. But I rarely see these men spreading their legs as close to other men as they do to women. Funny that, isn't it? • Is the 'manspreading' campaign just prejudice against big guys? That’s because manspreading is another symptom of a society which still sees women’s bodies as public property - whether it’s groping, wolf-whistling or the barrage of sexist adverts we women are forced to put up with on our commute to work. Manspreading is rude, inappropriate and sometimes borders on sexual assault – as I believe it did with me. It is time to take the serious cases seriously.
Showed last week at the Berlin Film Festival. Includes a kissing scene between Phillipe and Breckin Meyer. Apparently this cut has been circulating on VHS for a number of years. Anyone here seen it?
WILL CHITA REALLY WIN THE TONY, WORRIES KRISTI WILL MAX ROLL OVER WHEN HE DOESN'T WIN? WILL FAIRCHILD COME OUT AFTER HIS LOSS TO CERVERIS? WILL KING AND I GET ANYTHING OTHER THAN BEST FEATURED ACTRESS? HOW SOON WILL SOMETHING ROTTEN GO RANK? WILL NATHAN PLAY HERBIE OPPOSITE IMELDA? WILL TOMMY TUNE OUT?
Is this gonna work for his run?
Was Dr. Tony Jones from 'General Hospital' ever this hot on the show ? Pic is from After Dark Magazine in 1981. Maule joined GH in 1984 Woof.
And what are your reasonings for your beliefs?
At first glance, I thought Jessica Lange had more work done.
Furthermore, you've probably lived long enough, so health concerns are pretty much moot. You'll likely never have sex again unless you win the lottery and can pay a LOT for it. Is there any reason, besides self-respect, which is also no longer an issue, not to eat an entire bag of party-size Lay's Potato Chips. Please advise soonest since I am cutting the top off the bag right about now.
New season started today.
Without the inclusion of greatest hits / compilations.
Not that I plan to quit.
Curious to see the breakdown of active contributors and lurkers.
He is leaning Days/DOOL but we can certainly continue discussing him and Guy Wilson (Strudel) and Chandler Massey until the sands run through the hourglass. Also can we talk about non-whites, like Freddie, playing white characters or is this not the right forum for it?
Who the fuck do you like? Maury Yeston? Jerry Herman? STEPHEN SCHWARTZ?
Caitlyn said that Kris 'wasn't very nice' and that gender didn't cause them to divorce - it was mainly her treatment of him. 'The first 15 years I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner,' Caitlyn told Vanity Fair. 'Then really around the show, when that hit and she was running the whole show and she had her own money, she didn't need me as much...I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me.' Kris asked of Bruce, 'Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy?' Why would you not explain this all to me?' Still, Caitlyn insisted that the end of their marriage was not all due to gender, saying, 'Twenty percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated.'
J.J. McCullough a gay conservative says the Gay movement has jumped the shark. It is not a lifestyle, it is a sexual orientation. He says all the battles has been won, so why are we being an exhibitionist. It is counter productive. We want to show gay people are like everyone else, but now it has shifted in a radical and counter productive stance. And it holds itself up as the homosexual identity. It behooves gay people from coming out to be critical of Pride. Repellent and not who they are. We should mount a resistance. Dominated by a radical fringe. See the entire interview at link Do you agree?
And I want to clean your house (NSFW).
Did everyone get the notification of the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade? I had a little icon in my bar; when I clicked on it, it said you could reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it's released in July. I don't think they've ever offered free upgrades like that -- mine is from Windows 7. (And are they just skipping over Windows 9?)
If you love him would you stay and see him through this. Or would you say sorry I like dick too much, and leave him. What would you do? Vote below then discuss
You can also throw in your inseam too. But I'm trying to get a good cross section.
How did we ever miss this story?
June 1, 2015 Sen. Lindsey Graham officially became the ninth Republican to enter the presidential race.
According to this news story, the final episode included guest star Carol Burnett singing the cast and audience....a very familiar song.
As requested here is a new gym sex thread...
They even eat Indian food together in bed! They even play with kinky puppets in bed at 3:11. Curries and puppets, anything to spice up their sex life.
I can't believe nobody else bothered to post a thread! Kickass episode, too.
Cougars on the loose!
Kind of astounding. I sure don't see Bruce anymore.
There's a Michfest cunt in the "Caitlyn Jenner" thread who says that "your lot" (meaning the DL) killed Michfest. I think she's full of shit. We LOVE Fest. Fest brings us joy and laughter. We look forward to it every year. It's like Christmas only with nutloaf instead of food. Datalounge - is it possible that we killed Michfest by laughing at it?
Still allows smoking poolside, all areas of the pool. No non smoking section. It is the hot gay hangout that many won't go to because of the toxic cloud of smoke that permeates. The restaurant also sucks.
Let's continue with this absurdity shall we?
Okay granted I am not from the south but is it typical for late forties and early fifties men to social friends with 20-30 somethings? Case #1 Thomas Ravenel who is 51 years old, been indicted for selling cocaine and forced to step down as state treasurer now wants to run for congress as a "Libertarian"." Episode two showed a picture of his father with a very large confederate flag draped across the steps of the state capitol. Racist much? Case #2 Whitney Sudler Smith - 41 year old "film maker" who lives with his mother. The rest of the cast seem in the late 20's to early 30's. Thomas seems to think he is quite the stud man about town....given he is handsome and rich he is also racist and vile.
I cannot stand sitting aside any longer, during these times of tremendous moment for our community. And by that I mean us Diva-Americans. My lipo-plastique accident that caused my slim passably-thin-for-the-60s plush pursers to swell up until I looked like a baboon ass bending over while the thing sat on my face has been fixulated and I am back to my timeless presentation of too-cool radiance. Just let me tell you, though, in case you're tempted. The Fountain of Youth is not something attached to what looks like a firehose with a Courtney-Love-sticker on the end. But back to the issues. I am afraid it is time to take a leadership role with the community. Ferguson, St. Louis, Baltimore - I am deeply offended by what it tells me about our people. Mainly, YOU ARE LOOTING WEAVE SHACKS AND CVS? Shit. I mean, if you want to make a statement you head to the Galleria or Towson Town Center. They'll get your goddamned outrage there. Throwing a brick through a pawn shop to grab an old lady's zirconia is NOT how it's done. Look at Oprah. When she was in Paris setting up to hit Hermes, she was doing the freedom run right. Until they caught her and she made up that "You closed because I am not French and the color of ivory" bullshit. You KNOW how they all hushed that shit up fast. SO because of my upset and my not being able to stand Hillary's pear-cut pant suits any more, or that Charlie-Brown-in-drag head-and-hair look of hers, I am going to be making a very important announcement soon. And just for a hint, if it all works out I shall NOT be inviting Re to do the Star Spangled Banner come January 2017. But otherwise I am happy to announce that Damont and CIndi have have a couple of babies. Darling. I told him I could get him 50k on the Arab market for the spare, but they say they're keeping both. MORE mouths for me to watch going hungry while I collect mine off the top. Such responsibility, to be a mogul diva with ambitionations. Bobbi Kristina? Let's just say that last I heard Cissy had put some potting soil up her ear holes and started some cucumber plants. I think she is slipping - Cissy I mean, because BK has done slipped as far as life's banana can fucking land her - because she keeps muttering, "Now she's my little vegetable." Cissy always made the best crystal pickles. Yes, even from space I could see that a one-armed cripple, a Mormon geek-cousin-of-the-whore-and-closet-case and two white men who can't walk straight would last longer than Patti on that dance thing show. Fuck, she looked like a villain out of H.R. Pufnstuf - that gash-mouth, fat-hip, no-ass shaking around was just too. Too fucking too. And I sold three more copies of my last album. Well, three sets were downloaded. They told me a iTunes the people had made a mistake but I'm counting them, damn it. So I am setting up exploratory committees and of course will be seeking donations from my many fans and supporters. I've got enough pictures from the old days that I could just about knock half the runnners out of the box. But for the record I have nothing on Bill. You think I can't smell herpes when it waggles its ugly fat head at me, all drooly like? I just know Barbra had a lot of explaining to do when she passed it on to that TV man she married.
They went 50 episodes without ever sharing a single scene on the Good Wife. Clearly there was some backstage drama, but nothing has ever leaked to the press. Someone here must have some inside scoop. Spill!!
And so Monkees fans have drawn up an online petition to get the band inducted (at last count nearly 25,000 people had signed).
"I was getting divorced and getting sober and I had a mustache--and people's heads exploded!"
Anyone recognize this place or event? Any guesses on how he ended up naked?
He shows it in "this summer's gonna hurt like a motherfucker" video.
The child molestation case brought against Michael Jackson's estate by Australian-born choreographer Wade Robson has been dismissed, after a judge ruled too much time had passed to file a claim in court. Robson, 32, star of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and choreographer to celebrities including Britney Spears and 'N Sync, alleged he was repeatedly abused by Jackson for eight years, beginning in 1990. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled the choreographer had waited too long to make a legal claim and dismissed the filing on Wednesday, May 27. Robson had previously said, under oath, that the "Thriller" singer had never abused him (the testimony was given during another molestation case brought against Jackson in 2005, for which he was eventually acquitted). At that time, witnesses claimed they had seen Jackson molest Robson, but the dancer vehemently denied it. His recent suit, which was filed against Jackson's estate in 2013 four years after his death, was, according to Robson, the result of a breakthrough in therapy which he received following a pair of nervous breakdowns in 2011. Jackson's estate has denied Robson's allegations of abuse.
Once again we return to the red clay of Paris. Rafa Nadal: he will win again, no? Or is his body worn out to the point of decline and retirement? "Nole" is itching to hold La Coupe des Mousquetaires high above his head, but will it be denied by the man with the famous ass? Sad, mopey Murray still under the sway of his Lady Macbeth of a mother will, one suspects, not triumph. Will Kevin Spacey comfort him in his time of need? Have Pospisil and Berdych ever been seen in the same place together? Your OP kindly submits that they may be, in fact, the same person travelling through dimensions of time and space. Will Federer manage one last victory at Roland Garros? Will Brooklyn-Decker Roddick, model and thin, show a baby bump and snidely insult Mirka Federer by saying that her bump comes from having sex with her hot husband rather than from Peeps and HoHos? Speaking of Roddicks, both present and future, will we see Fox commentator Andy's beautiful ass? Now, on to the ladies. Will Sharapova be able to defend her title against the powerful Serena Williams? Will Venus Williams manage to strive for success and string together some wins at Roland Garros? Shouldn't we lump Petkovic, Wozniacki, Kvitova, Pliskova, Kuznetsova, Azarenka, Strycova, Ivanovic, Halep and Kerber in one bucket and largely ignore them because that's pretty much what ESPN will do in order to put the spotlight on American players, men and women, and might-as-well-be-American players (we're looking at you M. Sharapova)? Will Serena sail smoothly into the final? Of course not, because standing in her way is someone you have to pencil in for the final - Bouchard. Right, Chrissie, World's Worst Tennis Commentator? And, as always, let's maintain our comments and discussion civil and demonstrating the better angels of our nature in keeping with the ideals of this sport which is, and should continue to be, at its best a remnant and a bastion of civilized behavior and strongly contested, yet honorable, competition. And finally, will the salivating mouth and loins of avowed and world-renowned heterosexual, Pam Shriver, at long last find the man they have been seeking, one who can satisfy her base lust and cravings for men?
Nervous that she could end up in jail for not completing her community service, Lindsay announced that she will flee to Monaco where a "friend" has offered asylum. Earlier in the week, Lohan was seen running around Brooklyn in a keffiyeh, carrying a Qur'an. She was also recorded yelling the Arabic word for "enough" when stalked by a pap. It must be her safe word to prevent more of those bruises and abrasions she typically has on her legs.
The tapping continues...
I get wanting to let close friends and family know about something personal going on, but some people have hundreds and hundreds of 'friends' and they let essentially vague acquaintances know the most personal stuff. W. T. F?
Just so you know
If you want to, you can discuss the craziest fan-fraus here.
Razzies for George?
I'm 32 and have been on DL for about 6 months now, first it's the uncut vs cut trolls, now it's the english vs american actors trolls in the game of thrones thread. And let's not forget the grammer trolls. Who are you guys, are you young guys trying to get a rise or older sad guys bored and have nothing better to do?
Continue your foolishness.
Expert advice appreciated.
Jonathan Groff The Sequel to the Sequel's Sequel The Sequel's to the Sequel's thread filled up. I don't think anyone has started a new thread. If so, please let me know. I primarily like Groff for his child-bearing hips, but he's a good actor and singer, too. I suppose I could just stalk him to grab a photo with him? He seems pretty open to such things. Is that okay to do? How long after the restraining order does it usually take for an actors to lash out? Thanks!
Current thread has hit 599, so am starting the next one.
I need advice about planting grapes. I purchased them in the fall and have kept them in the garage with minimal watering. I have semi-trellises to start them on, as well as a hillside and plenty of room for them to grown downhill. I need some advice on how best to encourage growth. I bought a blueberry bush. Any ideas on how to keep it going? What's the best way to fertilize the grapes and the blueberry bush? I'm also planting a 20' by 40' wildflower garden in order to attract bees and birds and increase pollination for other plants. The flowers are region-specific. I live in Zone 6.
I know they were a put together boy band but I heard a song tonight at the end of Grace and Frankie and realized they were pretty damn good. Much better than a lot of the shit put out today. Any fans out there?
Let the discussion begin.
Is anyone watching this?
Inspired by the "Family Ties" thread. The "Full House" theme was pretty bad.
Let's set aside the really obvious repetitive songs that drive a lot of people crazy, novelty songs like the Macarena. What otherwise popular song do you hate with the heat of a thousand suns?
I am a lesbian fatty who lost 70 lbs and recently had sex with a new person. She was aware of my situation—unfortunately, everything has deflated—but she still pointed and laughed and made disparaging remarks. (I won’t schedule my breast surgery and lipo for at least another 40 lbs). I felt treated badly, especially since I didn’t make (much) of a fuss about her abnormally large clit, body odor, or the warts that appeared to erupt from her like sprouts on Idaho spuds. In a fit of temper right after the incident, I hired some thugs (my cousin’s boyfriend and brother) to speak to her in a very stern, street-y fashion, complete with homeboy vernacular they learned from watching Law & Order reruns. They aren’t the toughest guys, but they can look the part. I just don’t know if they’ll remember their lines. I also keep forgetting to purchase the doo rags they say they need to complete their “look.” Now I’ve cooled down a bit, but she’s still acting like a cunt. Should I allow the guys to give her that stern talking-to? Or should I try to move on from the memories of her laughter and her enormous clit?
Because a hairy chest is still a thing of beauty...
Are you watching The Bachelorette? This week two of the male contestants fall in love with each other in the shower. There is about to be a major shocker on the show and it involves a gay relationship between two male contestants! “It’s absolutely insane. I never thought that I’d meet somebody like that,” Clint says. “Falling in love with a man never crossed my mind.” Clint then says he is “100%” in love with JJ and that they have “grown very close to each other in the shower.” He also admits that Kaitlyn is not the right girl for him. “I love JJ, so I need the rose tonight,” he adds. To see photos of the two guys on the show, including a naked sumo wrestling match between all the guys, click through the gallery below!
Now that he's acting again, looking good and posting a lot on Facebook, it would be nice to have a Wentworth Miller thread that isn't several years old and wasn't named for one of his crazy fangurls' ramblings on IMDB back when Prison Break was still on the air.
This is where we list people who can't fucking dance. Starting with George Michael, the inventor of the "Pout 'n Clap" dance move.
How long does something like that take?
I've never seen Queer as Folk, and couldn't pick Gale Harold out from a lineup, but someone on here seems to be obsessed with the show and him. I don't get it. is it just someone who seriously is obsessed with him? Or is it a joke I don't get because I never watched the show? There just seem to be SO MANY threads about someone who doesn't even register on my scale as someone we should discuss. Or is that the joke?
"I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It's the big secret," Feldman said. The "casting couch," which is the old Hollywood reference to actors being expected to offer sex for roles, applied to children, Feldman said. "Oh, yeah. Not in the same way. It's all done under the radar," he said. "I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old. %E2%80%A6 Didn't even know it. It wasn't until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted %E2%80%A6 till I went, Oh, my God. They were everywhere," Feldman, 40, said. The trauma of pedophilia contributed to the 2010 death of his closest friend and "The Lost Boys" co-star, Corey Haim, Feldman said. "There's one person to blame in the death of Corey Haim. And that person happens to be a Hollywood mogul. And that person needs to be exposed, but, unfortunately, I can't be the one to do it," Feldman said, adding that he, too, had been sexually abused by men in show business. Feldman said his realization followed the discovery of what some adults around him had allegedly done to other children. "There was a circle of older men %E2%80%A6 around this group of kids. And they all had either their own power or connections to great power in the entertainment industry," he said. Feldman admitted that Haim struggled with addiction but said it was a mechanism to cope with his demons. "It was a symptom," he said. In their 2008 reality TV show, "The Two Coreys," Feldman and Haim confronted each other on their dark past. "[T]here's a lot of good people in this industry, but there's also a lot of really, really sick, corrupt people. And there are people ... who have gotten away with it for so long that they feel they're above the law, and that's got to change," Feldman said. Corey Haim's mother said in an email to ABC News, "I am not willing to discuss or respond to anything Corey Feldman has to say. He shouldn't be talking about my kid. I wish he would talk about himself only and leave my son out of it."
Kind of looks like Jessica Lange
You know he just couldn't wait to show them off.
Despite chicken and egg prices going way up and Costco feeling the pain of that they will not pass those costs on to customers. This is why we love Costco. All other businesses, TAKE NOTE!
It's all just a big gimmick. There, I said it.
I'm still not sure if the lyrics to this Miracles track was meant to be, or taken to be, homophobic or not.
Will he ever redeem himself? Should he even try or just go off in a corner and die?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to extend the Patriot Act while Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wanted to kill both the Patriot Act and USA Freedom Act. Both Republicans lost as the Senate voted 77-17 to advance the USA Freedom Act. McConnell tried to ram an extension of the Patriot Act down the Senate’s throat only to have efforts blocked. McConnell resorted to the politics of fear before the votes, “I think it’s worrying for our country. Because the nature of the threat we face is serious, it’s aggressive, it’s sophisticated, it’s geographically dispersed, and it’s not going away. As the L.A. Times recently reported, ‘the Obama administration has dramatically stepped up warnings of potential terrorist attacks on American soil after several years of relative calm,’ and the paper reported that this is occurring in the wake of ‘FBI arrests of at least 30 Americans on terrorism-related charges this year in an array of “lone wolf”‘ plots.’ So these aren’t theoretical threats. They’re with us every day. We have to face up to them.” Rand Paul tried to rally opposition against the USA Freedom Act, but he too failed miserably and admitted on the Senate floor that the expiration of most of the government’s illegal spying powers will be short lived. The USA Freedom Act is a step forward, because it will mark the first time ever that the Patriot Act has been reformed and powers have been taken away, but the victory is a very small and incremental step forward. For those who advocate a total repeal of the Patriot Act, Rand Paul’s self-serving antics have done more harm than good. The country will be no closer to repealing the Bush-era stain on civil liberties that it was before Paul tried to use the issue to boost his stagnant 2016 presidential campaign. Mitch McConnell was humiliated, and Rand Paul nuked any small remaining chance that he had of winning the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The charge that Paul made the country less safe with his Patriot Act antics will haunt him throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. This was a manufactured crisis that everyone saw coming, and Mitch McConnell did nothing to avoid it. Mitch McConnell tried to prove that he could flex his muscles and govern. Rand Paul is using the Senate as a platform for his presidential campaign. In the end, the message to voters is clear. Republicans can’t govern without creating a crisis or a circus. McConnell and Paul both lost, and worst of all, most of the government’s spying programs will be back up and running by the middle of the week.
Uhhhh what was she being arrested for? Can someone clue me in?
But it aborted itself somehow. Somehow. If you've held off for too long and just have to say something, DO IT HERE. All suggestions will become posts.
Now this shit is funny. Typical frau thinks she's above the rules ... surprise! not so much
You could even order assassinations! ... ROSS ULBRICHT CONCEIVED of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement’s reach. Now he’ll spend the rest of his life firmly in its grasp, locked inside a federal penitentiary. On Friday Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in creating and running Silk Road’s billion-dollar, anonymous black market for drugs. Judge Katherine Forrest gave Ulbricht the most severe sentence possible, beyond what even the prosecution had explicitly requested. The minimum Ulbricht could have served was 20 years. “The stated purpose [of the Silk Road] was to be beyond the law. In the world you created over time, democracy didn’t exist. You were captain of the ship, the Dread Pirate Roberts,” she told Ulbricht as she read the sentence, referring to his pseudonym as the Silk Road’s leader. “Silk Road’s birth and presence asserted that its…creator was better than the laws of this country. This is deeply troubling, terribly misguided, and very dangerous.” In addition to his prison sentence, Ulbricht was also ordered to pay a massive restitution of more than $183 million, what the prosecution had estimated to be the total sales of illegal drugs and counterfeit IDs through the Silk Road—at a certain bitcoin exchange rate—over the course of its time online. Any revenue from the government sale of the bitcoins seized from the Silk Road server and Ulbricht’s laptop will be applied to that debt. Ulbricht had stood before the court just minutes earlier in navy blue prison clothes, pleading for a lenient sentence. “I’ve changed. I’m not the man I was when I created Silk Road,” he said, as his voice grew hoarse with emotion and cracked. “I’m a little wiser, a little more mature, and much more humble.” “I wanted to empower people to make choices in their lives…to have privacy and anonymity,” Ulbricht told the judge. “I’m not a sociopathic person trying to express some inner badness.” Ulbricht’s sentencing likely puts the final seal on the saga of Silk Road, the anarchic underground market the 31-year-old Texan created in early 2011. At its peak, the Dark Web site grew to a sprawling smorgasbord of every narcotic imaginable—before Ulbricht was arrested in a public library in San Francisco in October of 2013. Eighteen months later, he was convicted in a Manhattan court on seven felony charges, including conspiracies to traffic in narcotics and launder money, as well as a “kingpin” charge usually reserved for the leaders of organized crime groups. Two of those seven charges were deemed redundant and dropped by the prosecution just days before the sentencing, though that technical change to the charges didn’t lessen Ulbricht’s mandatory minimum sentence—or his ultimate punishment. Ulbricht’s defense team has already said it will seek an appeal in his case. That call for a new trial will be based in part on recent revelations that two Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents involved in the investigation of the Silk Road allegedly stole millions of dollars of bitcoin from the site. One of the agents is even accused of blackmailing Ulbricht, and of allegedly selling him law enforcement information as a mole inside the DEA. But the judge in Ulbricht’s case ruled that those Baltimore-based agents weren’t involved in the New York FBI-led investigation that eventually took down the Silk Road, preventing their alleged corruption from affecting Ulbricht’s fate. Speaking to press after the sentencing, Ulbricht’s lead attorney Joshua Dratel said that Forrest’s sentence was “unreasonable, unjust, unfair and based on improper consideration with no basis in fact or law.” He added: “I’m disappointed tremendously.” In emotional statements at the hearing, the parents of drug users who had overdosed and died from drugs purchased from the Silk Road called for a long sentence for Ulbricht. “I strongly believe my son would still be alive today if Mr. Ulbricht had never created Silk Road,” said one father whose 25-year old son had died from an overdose of heroin, requesting “the most severe sentence the law will allow.” In the weeks leading up to his sentencing hearing, Ulbricht’s defense team attempted to lighten his punishment with arguments about his motives and character, as well as emphasizing the Silk Road’s positive effect on its drug-using customers. In more than a hundred letters, friends, family, and even fellow inmates pointed to Ulbricht’s idealism and lack of a criminal history. And the defense argued that Silk Road had actually reduced harm in the drug trade by ensuring the purity of the drugs sold on the site through reviews and ratings, hosting discussions on “safe” drug use, and giving both buyers and sellers an avenue to trade in narcotics while avoiding the violence of the streets. But the prosecution countered that any protection the Silk Road offered drug users was dwarfed by the increased access it offered to dangerous and addictive drugs. And beyond the two parents who spoke at the Friday hearing, it pointed to six individuals who it claimed had died of drug overdoses from drugs purchased on the Silk Road. In her statement preceding Ulbricht’s sentencing, Judge Forrest fully sided with the prosecution against the defense’s “harm reduction” argument, arguing that the Silk Road vastly expanded access to drugs. “Silk Road was about fulfilling demand, and it was about creating demand,” she said. “It was market-expanding.” She also tore into the argument that the Silk Road reduced violence in the drug trade, pointing out that most of the academic papers submitted by the defense to support that argument focused only on the protection for the final buyer of drugs. But that digital remove, she argued, did nothing to prevent violence at any other point in the narcotics supply chain, from production to distribution. “The idea that it’s harm reducing is so very narrow,” she said. “It’s…about a privileged group, sitting in their own homes, with their high speed internet connections.” The Justice Department also argued in their letter to Judge Forrest that Ulbricht should be made an example of to stop even more Dark Web market kingpins from following in his footsteps. After all, dozens of copycat sites and advancements on the Silk Road market model have sprouted in the years since its takedown, including the Silk Road 2, Evolution, and the currently largest Dark Web black market to survive law enforcement’s attacks, Agora. To combat the spread of those anonymous bazaars, prosecutors asked Judge Forrest to “send a clear message” with a sentence for Ulbricht well beyond the mandatory minimum. Judge Forrest sided with the prosecution on that point, too, arguing that she needed to create a strong deterrent for the next Dread Pirate Roberts. “For those considering stepping into your shoes…they need to understand without equivocation that there will be severe consequences,” Forrest said. The defense’s arguments about Ulbricht’s character and his idealistic motives were also undercut by accusations that Ulbricht had paid for the murder of six people, including a potential informant and a blackmailer. Those accusations never became formal charges in Ulbricht’s case—five out of six of the murder-for-hires appear to have been part of a lucrative scam targeting Ulbricht, with no actual victims. But those murder accusations nonetheless deeply colored Ulbricht’s trial, and strongly influenced his sentence. “I find there is ample and unambiguous evidence that [Ulbricht] commissioned five murders to protect his commercial enterprise,” Forrest said, leaving out one alleged attempted murder for which Ulbricht was charged in a different case. With those attempted murders as context, Forrest was merciless in her assessment of Ulbricht’s seeming multiple personalities: the altruistic and admirable young man described in the letters sent to her as evidence of his character, versus the callous drug lord she saw in his actions. “People are very complicated, and you are one of them,” she said simply. “There is good in you, Mr. Ulbricht. There is also bad. And what you did with the Silk Road was terribly destructive.” In his own letter to the judge ahead of sentencing, Ulbricht took a more personal tack, promising that he had learned that the Silk Road was a “terrible mistake” and a “very naive and costly idea” that he regretted and wouldn’t repeat. He pleaded for a chance at freedom in the decades after his incarceration. “I’ve had my youth, and I know you must take away my middle years, but please leave me my old age,” he wrote. “Please leave a small light at the end of the tunnel, an excuse to stay healthy, an excuse to dream of better days ahead, and a chance to redeem myself in the free world before I meet my maker.” But in her sentencing statement, Forrest denied even that the Silk Road was a naive experiment, or some sort of youthful mistake. “It was a carefully planned life’s work. It was your opus,” she said. “You wanted it to be your legacy. And it is.”
Now look at it! Short stubby buildings with not a hint of elegance. Zero panache. More how I imagine downtown Cleveland.
Starting a new thread as the last one is nearly full. Link to the last one is below. Continue to discuss Violet's tchotchke.
Adam Scott and Tig Notaro
"Why, Rick Perry, Ah do declare you haven't the faintest earthly idea what to do about ISIS!"
I just started taking it today. So who here has had bad side effects? I'm scared shitless I'm never going to get a hard on again.
Temper tantrums? Easy. Work-life balance? Handled. It's worse.
Hi, weird but totally serious question for you. Living with another guy for the first time. My roommate is very cool, a jock type with lots of friends. The thing is I can hear him jerk off at night. First couple of times it was like 3 a.m. but now he doesn’t even try to hide it. Like a few minutes after we turn off the lights he’s doing it. He does it like 3 or 4 times a night. Is that normal? I’m completely grossed out the way he grunts and everything. It’s hard for me to sleep. The other day I came back from class and his underwear was on my Lazy Boy. It was wet when I picked it up! Not cool! I’m embarrassed to confront him about this. What should I do?
Anyone .... ?
Gimme A Break (Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, John Hoyt, Pete Schrum, Jane Dulo, Rosetta LeNoire) Diff'rent Strokes (Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, Nedra Volz, Dixie Carter) The Golden Girls (Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Herb Edelman, Harold Gould) Designing Women (Dixie Carter, Meshach Taylor, Alice Ghostley, Jan Hooks) Dallas (Larry Hagman, Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes, Howard Keel, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Dack Rambo) I know I'm blanking on a lot of them. Help me out here, DL.
Multiculturalism comes to Saltsjöbaden The Swedish Resistance Movement's Stockholm division brings multiculturalism to Saltsjöbaden 16-05-2015 These should start happening in elite left-wing areas of the US too (Marin County, CA Chappaqua, NY etc.)
I've noticed certain people fail at everything, are never that popular yet are pushed hard by the media for years like Lovato or Jessica Simpson. WTF does she have on someone? Let it go. She isn't going to happen!
A bill that would provide better protection for transsexuals in Iran has been sent to researchers in parliament, the ISNA news agency quoted an official as saying on Tuesday. Under a fatwa or religious decree by the Islamic republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran recognises transsexuality. Sex change operations are common, with part of the fees paid by the authorities. “To better protect transsexuals, a draft bill on all aspects, judicial and religious, has been prepared and sent to parliament’s research centre, which is examining it,” said Farid Habibollah Masoudi, deputy head of the social affairs assistance department. “Since 2002, 1,800 people have applied to our service,” he said, including 330 in the Iranian year that ended in March. In Iran, once a person’s transsexuality has been confirmed by psychiatrists, the person in question is referred to the justice and forensic science departments. “To prevent any problems because of their appearance, they are given a letter confirming their transsexuality so the police do not take action against them,” the official added. Despite being very traditional, Iranian society accepts transsexuality. However, homosexuality is outlawed, with the death sentence handed down to reoffenders.
Per NYT: "WASHINGTON — J. Dennis Hastert, the former Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying [bold]a man[/bold] to not say publicly that Mr. Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people briefed on the evidence uncovered in an F.B.I. investigation into the payments. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of Mr. Hastert on allegations that he made cash withdrawals designed to hide those payments and for lying to federal authorities about the purpose of the withdrawals. The man – who was not identified in court papers — told the F.B.I. that he had been touched by Mr. Hastert when Mr. Hastert was a high school teacher and wrestling coach, the two people said on Friday. The people briefed on the investigation spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a federal investigation. The F.B.I. declined to comment." More at link.
Who's to be cast as who? What are the plot points/set pieces? Lights, Camera, Action ...!
... is the excellent Thai food. Not the homeless panhandlers, the runaways, or the trannie prostitutes. Tattoo shops. Endless gift shops selling tacky trinkets. Freaks walking around with cobra snakes wrapped around their shoulders. Loads of pickpockets. Homophobic as well. If you're gay, stick to WEST Hollywood. The biggest mistake out-of-town tourists make is assuming Hollywood is glamorous. Native Angelenos never go to the Hollywood/Highland area unless it is to show tourists the Walk of Fame or the Chinese Grauman Theatre. Celebrities wouldn't be caught dead there, unless they're some Z-Lister like Angelyne. If you absolutely must visit Hollywood, stick with the Thai food.
Associated Press June 02, 2015 CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert, the former House speaker, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday on allegations he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the Illinois town where he was once a teacher and coach. The former Republican representative, once the second in line to the presidency, is required to appear at the hearing in federal court in Chicago. The office of US District Judge Thomas M. Durkin confirmed Monday that the hearing — where Hastert will have to enter a plea — was scheduled. Hastert, 73, hasn’t spoken or appeared in public since he was indicted last week, and no attorney or representative has spoken on his behalf. A voicemail left for Hastert on Monday wasn’t immediately returned. The indictment charges Hastert with one count of evading bank regulations by withdrawing $952,000 in increments of less than $10,000 to skirt reporting rules. He also is charged with lying to the FBI about the reason for the unusual withdrawals. If convicted, Hastert faces a maximum five-year prison sentence on each count. The indictment doesn’t say what Hastert was allegedly trying to hide or to whom he intended to pay the money. But a person familiar with the allegations said payments were intended to conceal claims that he sexually molested someone decades ago. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, and the allegations are not contained in the indictment. The May 28 indictment details a 2010 agreement between Hastert and a person identified only as ‘‘Individual A’’ to pay millions to ‘‘compensate for and conceal (Hastert’s) prior misconduct’’ against the unnamed individual.
What companies provide the worst seminars? Stories of inter office hookups while on staff trips? :
For some reason the Colton Haynes Tweet thread people are using says "thread closed" so I started this one. Had to post this somewhere because has anyone seen his recent quote? He put Jeff Davis ON BLAST. [quote]Haynes transition to acting was set into overdrive with a recurring role on MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf, followed by a sudden departure that went bizarrely unacknowledged. “There was a level of unprofessionalism that went down that I just wasn’t comfortable with,” he recalls. “It was tough when other parties went on ‘convention tours’ to announce false news, but I know the truth, they know the truth. It sucked. I felt like I was ripped away from this cast I had grown up with, who had become my family. I have this issue where I’m a rug. In the past, I’ve kind of nodded and said yes a lot and went about my business. I’m done being that.” So, looks like he is claiming he was more ripped away from Teen Wolf than left it willingly and the version Davis told was bullshit.
Punched out a crew member, the dick. Will May and Hammond carry the show, or will they bring a new car nerd in?
5 hours ago By Yahoo Celebrity If Jaden Smith’s not the best prom date ever, then he’s definitely one of the most stylish. A couple of weeks ago, the 16-year-old son of Will and Jada got all decked out in his white Batman suit to escort Mecca Kalani (a.k.a. Crystal Mec) to the year-end dance. He made the prom scene once again on Friday when he took Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in The Hunger Games, to her high school prom. (This guy gets around, eh?) Of course, Stenberg took to Instagram to share a few shots from her big night. “Here’s to highschool,” she wrote alongside the above pic of her and her date in their party attire. While Jaden opted to leave his superhero costume hanging in the closet this time around, he wore an equally unique outfit to prom no. 2. Smith likes to experiment with “girl clothes,” so it wasn’t all that surprising that he showed up in a black-and-white dress, skinny black pants, and a black blazer for the occasion. He accessorized with a fingerless white-and-gold glove and pair of sneakers. The only traditional thing about the After Earth star’s look was his boutonniere. Amandla simply captioned a shot she posted of Jaden sniffing his white rose, “Gentleman.” Jaden certainly made a fashion statement, but Amandla had the prettier prom dress. The 16-year-old actress looked beautiful in a metallic floor-length halter gown, which she topped off with long silver braids and a gold nose ring As for the status of Jaden and Amandla’s relationship — we’re guessing they’re just friends — they make a cute couple, no?
If so, what would it be called?
But we can still be discriminated against... The company’s “Look Policy” led the clothing retailer not to hire a woman who wore a headscarf. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a M-uslim woman who sought to work at Abercrombie & Fitch but was rejected because her headscarf – worn because of her religious practices – violated the company’s “Look Policy.” The clothing retailer argued that the woman, Samantha Elauf, never requested a religious accommodation and, therefore, its failure to hire her could not be illegal. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit on Elauf’s behalf, arguing that Elauf was not required to give specific notice to Abercrombie & Fitch that she would want a religious accommodation under Title VII. The ban on “disparate treatment” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “prohibits actions taken with the motive of avoiding the need for accommodating a religious practice,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the Supreme Court on Monday. “A request for accommodation, or the employer’s certainty that the practice exists, may make it easier to infer motive, but is not a necessary condition of liability.” “Abercrombie’s primary argument is that an applicant cannot show disparate treatment without first showing that an employer has ‘actual knowledge’ of the applicant’s need for an accommodation,” he wrote. “We disagree. Instead, an applicant need only show that his need for an accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer’s decision.” The decision reversed the appeals court’s decision and sent the case back to the lower courts. The EEOC had won its initial religious discrimination suit but an appeals court reversed the ruling in 2013. Abercrombie decided against hiring Elauf in 2008, when she was 17 years old. Abercrombie’s look policy for sales associates was famously stringent for years, specifying everything from the maximum acceptable number of earrings (2) to the maximum length of fingernails (1/4 inch). The color black was also banned. A company spokesperson said in an emailed statement today that Abercrombie recently replaced that policy “with a new dress code that allows associates to be more individualistic” and “changed our hiring practices not to consider attractiveness.” Abercrombie has also modified “store associates’ titles from ‘model’ to ‘brand representative,’” the spokesperson said. “While the Supreme Court reversed the Tenth Circuit decision, it did not determine that A&F discriminated against Ms. Elauf,” the spokesperson said. “We will determine our next steps in the litigation, which the Supreme Court remanded for further consideration. A&F remains focused on ensuring the company has an open-minded and tolerant workplace environment for all current and future store associates.” The company said earlier this year that its stores now have more than 50% non-white staff, up from less than 10% in 2004. Scalia wrote the opinion for the court, to which only Justice Clarence Thomas dissented. Justice Samuel Alito agreed with the court’s ultimate judgement but wrote separately.
Of course, The Daily Mail also has to post a few pics of him looking odd, but the first ones...I defy you not to agree.
This is a lot of re-tread and not much we haven't already heard on DL, but I spoke with my insider source this weekend for gossip (this person is 100% reliable and I've know him for over twenty years) and I can unequivocally confirm a couple things: - George Clooney has an apartment in NYC that he uses exclusively used for entertaining male escorts. When the hustler arrives, Clooney never acknowledges that he is actually Clooney and most of the times says something like, "Oh, I get all the time." However, both parties are well aware and it's just not spoken out loud. The escorts/hustlers are required to sign a full NDA. Fuck, get paid, then they're whisked away in a black car. - James Van Der Beek never had an affair with John Wesley Shipp the guy who played his dad, but the latter is definitely gay (and poz). Van Der Beek is straight. - Bradley Cooper = totally and completely gay. I'll get more info during the next couple days. In the meantime, let's get some more dirt and post it here.
Does anyone else think so. She is so ugly and I'm not talking about personality-wise, I'm talking about physically.
Out of all the homophobic actors out there--and I’m sure their numbers are legion--Jensen Ackles irritates me the most. I don’t understand the gay men who worship him. He’s undeniably good looking but he can’t open his mouth without making a homophobic comment. What kills me is that gays everywhere take up for him just because of his looks. “Oh, he didn’t mean it that way;” or “Oh, it was just a joke;” or “Oh, you’re taking his comments too literally;” bullshit like that. Are you fuckin’ kiddin’ me??? I’m sorry but affecting a lispy high-pitched voice while ineffectually slapping at someone OVER AND OVER AND OVER, TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME, IN EVERY POSSIBLE CONTRIVED SITUATION isn’t funny. It isn’t a joke. And, similarly, using the word “gay” or “pansy” as a derogatory adjective in interviews isn’t okay either. Those things are evidence of a belief, people, an attitude toward gays, and I’m sick of guys lusting over him. I’m 46 and own my own architectural firm, and I have 6 architects working for me. Two of them are gay and about 10 years younger than me, and I had listen to them all goddam night go on about this guy. Even on DataLounge his name pops up constantly. It’s like a bunch of freakin’ yeshiva boys jonesin’ to blow motherfuckin’ Hitler. I don’t know what Ackles makes per episode, but word is that he clears 40k to 50k for an appearance at a “Supernatural” convention. So far this year he’s done twelve. On top of that, once he’s there he charges for meet-and-greets and photo ops, and it’s gays who are putting a lot of that money in his pocket. (Unless you’re [i]too[i/] gay. Then there’s no photo because he won’t pose with you.) Gays are also the ones glued to their tv sets each week, boosting his show’s ratings while they queer every gaze between him and his on-screen brother. [i]Idiots.[i/] This guy doesn’t even have the testicular fortitude of Sabrina the Teenage Witch! He won’t just come out and say what he thinks about gays, gay marriage or even politics because he knows it would hurt his career. In fact, his wife will re-Tweet stuff showing mild LGBT support just to muddy the waters and throw people, most likely Hollywood producers, off their GOP scent. However, the latest is that Stone Park Trust, the same trust that owns his Brentwood property--the same trust for which he’s the trustee--has allegedly made past donations to NOM, Prop 8 and Romney’s campaign, so anyone who thinks Ackles isn’t a Republican is nuts. His wife’s Twitter page practically spells it out, along with their very devout “I love me some Jesus” status. “Jensen’s favorite book is the Bible;” “His favorite actor is Jim Caviezel;” “His favorite time of year is Easter.” Blah, blah, blah. Man, I got nothing against anyone’s religion or their personal beliefs about gays and lesbians. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is entitled to their own opinions, but that doesn’t mean that I have to buy their product or watch their show. I’m not going to further any actor’s career so they can fight harder against my rights. And I’m sure not going to give someone like Ackles a starring role in my fantasies. I mean, compare his douchebaggery with the incredibly respectful and classy comments George Clooney made about constantly being called gay. Night and day. Night and day. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE HOMOPHOBIA, PEOPLE. STOP LUSTING OVER ASSHOLES.
Ouch! GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. Kerry was in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. He said X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that Kerry fractured his right femur. "The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery," Kirby said in a statement. Kerry, 71, was taken by helicopter to Geneva's main medical center, HUG, after apparently hitting a curb with his bike near Scionzier, France, about 40 kilometers southeast of the Swiss border. Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with his motorcade at the time and provided him immediate attention. They quickly decided to order the 10-minute-long helicopter transport. The Dauphine Libere, a local newspaper, said Kerry fell near the beginning of his ride to the famed mountain pass called the Col de la Colombiere, which has been a route for the Tour de France more than a dozen times. Right around the time of his fall, a Twitter feed about local driving conditions warned of the danger due to gravel along the pass. According to the newspaper, some Haute Savoie officials were with Kerry at the time, including the head of the region. Kerry's cycling rides have become a regular occurrence on his trips. He often takes his bike with him on the plane and was riding that bicycle Sunday. During discussions in late March and early April between world powers and Iran, he took several bike trips during breaks. Those talks were in Lausanne, Switzerland, and led to a framework agreement. Kerry had been in Geneva for six hours of meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday as the sides now work to seal a comprehensive accord by June 30. The prospect of a lengthy rehabilitation could hamper the nuclear talks and other diplomatic endeavors. Even if Kerry does not need surgery, it was not immediately known when he could fly again after returning to the United States. Kerry has been the lead negotiator in several marathon sessions with Iran going back to 2013. The injury could affect other potential trips, such as one to the Cuban capital to raise the flag at a restored U.S. Embassy, may be affected. As for the current trip, Kerry had planned to travel to Madrid on Sunday for meetings with Spain's king and prime minister, before spending two days in Paris for an international gathering to combat IS. He will participate in the Paris conference remotely, Kirby said.
I know y'all are here. Maybe you don't write so good. Maybe it's your typnig. Or you're just anti-social. Poor Engrish? We don't care! No snark tonight. One word topic suggestions welcomed. Examples: Maschalagnia; Pygophilia. *65
Who is the best, smartest, and most creative and supporting? Who will stab you in the back the second they convince you to be a signed client? Any dish you might want to share?
Fear is spreading in the stock market. A monthlong drop in U.S. stocks intensified in afternoon trading Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 450 points and putting the index on track for its biggest loss in more than a year. The decline came as investor fears of a global economic slowdown deepened after several weeks of turbulent market action. Worrisome economic news in the U.S. also fueled Wednesday's selling. Traders dumped risky assets and parked their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds. That pushed the yield on the 10-year Treasury note briefly below 2 percent, the lowest level in more than a year. "It's a function of the U.S. being the best house in a bad neighborhood," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. "There's still uncertainty about economic growth, primarily on a global basis." Stocks plunged at the open of trading and extended a rough October for the market. The Dow was down 299 points, or 1.8 percent, to 16,016 as of 3:17 p.m. Eastern time. It dropped as much as 460 points earlier and was headed for its biggest percentage drop since June 2013. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 31 points, or 1.7 percent, to 1,846. The Nasdaq composite dropped 52 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,176. All three indexes are now down for the year. Until late September, the market had moved higher for most of 2014 as U.S. corporate earnings kept up record growth and the economy strengthened. Stocks, though, have been declining for nearly a month as investors have grown increasingly nervous about slowing global growth. While the U.S. economy remains healthy, investors are concerned that earnings growth will fade this year and next because of the slowdown in Europe and, to a lesser degree, China. Wednesday's slide brings the stock market closer to a correction. That happens when a benchmark index like the S&P 500 falls 10 percent or more from a recent peak. The S&P 500 hit its most recent peak of 2,011.36 on Sept. 18. It would have to close at 1,810.22 to mark a correction. The last time that happened was October 2011. The correction threshold for the Dow is 15,551. The Nasdaq's is 4,138. The Nasdaq traded below that threshold on Wednesday and could match the widely accepted definition of being in a correction if it closes below that point. Parts of the market are already in correction, which has some analysts calling for caution. Small-company stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 index, have fallen 12.8 percent since hitting a peak in July and are down 9.5 percent for the year. Many market watchers say occasional corrections are a healthy phenomenon over the long term and give investors an opportunity to add to their holdings at a lower cost. "That's why it' so important to stay invested at a time like this, rather than think it's a time to get out," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. Bond prices soared Wednesday as investors shifted money into safe-haven investments. Early on, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note plunged to 1.91 percent from 2.20 percent the day before, or 29 basis points, a huge move. It recovered to 2.06 percent in afternoon trading. Bond yields fall when their prices rise. "It typically takes weeks for 10-year Treasurys to move 29 basis points," noted Tom Di Galoma, head of fixed income rates in New York at ED&F Man Capital. "Today it moved 29 basis points in 5 minutes." Investors got discouraging U.S. economic news early Wednesday, when the Commerce Department reported that retail sales declined 0.3 percent in September from the previous month. Purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed. Retail sales have risen 4.3 percent over the past 12 months, slightly below their historical pace. A snapshot of manufacturing activity didn't bolster optimism. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Empire State Manufacturing index dropped sharply from 27.5 to 6.2 in October as new orders shrank and shipments barely rose. The latest reading marks the slowest pace of growth in six months. All 10 sectors in the S&P 500 declined, led by financial stocks, which slid 3.3 percent. KeyCorp, Hudson City Bancorp, Lincoln National and Citigroup were among the biggest decliners. Covidien led the slide among S&P 500 companies, falling $7.89, or 8.5 percent, to $84.46. Bucking the trend were several energy and oil services companies, including Cabot Oil & Gas, Southwest Energy and Helmerich & Payne. Southwestern paced the gainers, rising $2.02, or 6.1 percent, to $35.12. Homebuilders surged, getting a lift from the slide in the 10-year Treasury bond yield, which affects rate on consumer and business loans. A decline in the 10-year Treasury note yield should nudge mortgage rates lower, spurring home sales. M/I Homes got the biggest boost among the builders, adding 77 cents, or 4 percent, to $19.99. As more companies report earnings over the next couple of weeks, investors should get a better read of the impact that the economic situation overseas will have on U.S. companies. In overseas market action, traders worried that Europe might relapse into recession. France's CAC 40 sank 3.6 percent and Germany's DAX lost 2.9 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 2.8 percent. Greece's stock index plunged 6.3 percent on concerns that the Greek government could collapse next year, putting its bailout program in danger. The index fell 5.7 percent the previous day. U.S. crude slipped 23 cents to $81.61 a barrel. In metals trading, gold rose $10.50 to $1,244.80 an ounce, silver rose six cents to $17.46 an ounce and copper fell eight cents to $3.01 a pound.
She's raising a little slut already.
Most mornings last year, Terrance Wise left home before his three daughters woke up, to head to his $9.30-an-hour job at Burger King. And after working his second job of the day, as a $7.47-an-hour cook for Pizza Hut, he returned home 16 hours later, around 11 p.m., after his daughters had gone to sleep. “The kids started saying, ‘Daddy, we never get to see you,’ ” said Mr. Wise, 35. The situation worsened when Burger King cut back his hours and his feyonce was sidelined from work with a back injury. Despite his working two jobs, he and his family were evicted from their apartment, leaving them homeless for three months. On Thursday, the Fight for 15 campaign staged another wave of one-day strikes, this time in more than 150 cities. Mr. Wise was at the forefront in Kansas City, demonstrating outside McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s restaurants. “I have never seen a movement like this,” said Mr. Wise, in his crisp tenor voice. “We’ve seen how the civil rights movement won civil rights and we’ve seen how women won the right to vote. Those things weren’t given to us. People faced hoses and beatings. “Some people even died. We have to bring the same pressure for today’s times and make the companies listen to us. We have to do whatever it takes to win.” The pay for fast-food jobs was bad then and still is, he said. “What we’re asking for is realistic. We took in $1,200 the other day at lunch hour at my Burger King. The six workers there cost them $60 or so for that hour. So I see they can pay us $15,” Mr. Wise said. “My kids are living in poverty. It’s hard getting just the basic necessities, and they truly are the reason I fight,” Mr. Wise told the workers in the conference call. “It makes me angry, and you should be angry, that these billion-dollar corporations are robbing from my kids and your kids. So we’re going to have to stand up and fight back.” In September, they fought back. Mr. Wise led a sit-in outside a McDonald’s here, and 52 workers were arrested. Nearly 500 fast-food workers and supporters were arrested nationwide that day. The ones in Kansas City wore red T-shirts that read, “We Are Worth More,” and sang civil rights songs. Industry officials often call the movement a union front — indeed, the Service Employees International Union has spent more than $10 million to underwrite the movement, seeing it as a powerful lever to raise pay for low-wage workers nationwide. McDonald’s says it pays its workers competitive wages and warns that a wage increase will hurt small and medium-size restaurant businesses. Burger King says it has provided entry-level jobs for millions of workers. Brad Jones, Missouri director of the National Federation of Independent Business, a trade group, criticized the $15 fast-food wage effort. “They’re not looking at your independent pizza guy, your deli on the corner, your little bar and grill,” he said. “If these folks have to increase their wages by $5 an hour, it’s really going to be detrimental to them.” He said that if restaurants had to pay $15, they would hire far fewer young workers for entry-level jobs.
No Speedo could rein in the pendulous dong between those legs.... (The Guiding Light thread continues!)
I just don't see anything interesting, am I missing something?
I don't give a shit. Yes, every murder should be solved, especially for the sake of the surviving family and friends. But for fuck's sake, quit putting this story and other similar ones as front page headlines.
I don't care about some porn star (and let's call her what she is) and her basketball husband. And people are so gullible thinking this was real. A female co-worker of mine went home from work early the other day because she was so stressed out by the news. And another one is going around swearing that he thinks the whole thing was fake. OF COURSE IT WAS FAKE! This whole reality TV shit is getting really disturbing. So transparent and fake in front of our own eyes, and we love to think that it's real. It's sick.
''Datalounge customer care, how may we help a bitch?''
First, Andy is dressed like Burl Ives in a wacky seersucker suit, apparently how he thinks people dress in the South. Second, he keeps looking at that Shep guy up and down like he wants to eat him. He's also spending a lot of time on him and taunting him. The closet case guy with the phony mother is acting very creepy.
I don't really consider Moscow to be a European capital. Any cursory glance at a map will show you plainly that Russia is a part of ASIA. So why the fuck is Russia considered part of Europe?
I just watched Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born" and I've got to say that I find it shocking she didn't win the Oscar for that performance. There are so many scenes that were phenomenal: The Man That Got Away, the 'dinner show' sequence at home, the Academy Award scene, the dressing room breakdown scene, the screaming scene at home after Norman's death....any one of them would have propelled another actress onto an Oscar. It just boggles my mind that Grace Kelly's subdued performance beat this dazzling star turn. And everyone always talks about how amazing it is that The Man That Got Away is filmed in one, long take--and it is amazing, Cukor said no other actress in Hollywood could have done it that way--but there is also one extraordinarily long take in the 'dinner show' sequence that is nearly as jaw-dropping. It is a tour-de-force performance in every sense. Yes, her weight fluctuated (who cares?) and she does not always look her best (fault of the DP if you ask me; the lighting is downright bad in some scenes) but it is still Garland at her peak and she is thrilling. She was robbed of that Oscar.
DEA Strikes Again: Seize Man's Life Savings Under Civil Asset Forfeiture Without Charges Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, All the money – $16,000 in cash – that Joseph Rivers said he had saved and relatives had given him to launch his dream in Hollywood is gone, seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during a stop at the Amtrak train station in Albuquerque. Rivers, 22, wasn’t detained and has not been charged with any crime since his money was taken last month. That doesn’t matter. Under a federal law enforcement tool called civil asset forfeiture, he need never be arrested or convicted of a crime for the government to take away his cash, cars or property – and keep it. Rivers was left penniless, his dream deferred. From the Albuquerque Journal article: DEA to Traveler: Thanks, I’ll Take That Cash In the “land of the free” you might be innocent until proven guilty, but your assets aren’t. In one of the most uncivilized and preposterous loopholes in America, federal agents are allowed to steal citizens’ assets; cars, cash, even homes, based on suspicion alone. I’ve covered this barbaric and backward practice on many occasions, but here’s a quick refresher from the first post I wrote on the subject in 2013, Why You Should Never, Ever Drive Through Tenaha, Texas: In a nutshell, civil forfeiture is the practice of confiscating items from people, ranging from cash, cars, even homes based on no criminal conviction or charges, merely suspicion. This practice first became widespread for use against pirates, as a way to take possession of contraband goods despite the fact that the ships’ owners in many cases were located thousands of miles away and couldn’t easily be prosecuted. As is often the case, what starts out reasonable becomes a gigantic organized crime ring of criminality, particularly in a society where the rule of law no longer exists for the “elite,” yet anything goes when it comes to pillaging the average citizen. One of the major reasons these programs have become so abused is that the police departments themselves are able to keep much of the confiscated money. So they actually have a perverse incentive to steal. As might be expected, a program that is often touted as being effective against going after major drug kingpins, actually targets the poor and disenfranchised more than anything else. Fortunately, civil asset forfeiture became a major issue last year, and while many states are moving to halt or crack down on the practice, this apparently doesn’t stop federal agents from continuing to ruin people’s lives. In today’s post, the culprits are DEA agents, recently best known for using drug cartel and taxpayer money to pay for orgies with prostitutes, as well as wrongfully locking up a California student for days without food and water until he had to drink his own urine to survive. If those stories weren’t sufficient to convince you that the war on drugs is a useless fraud, perhaps the following will. From the Albuquerque Journal: Maybe he should have taken traveler’s checks. But it’s too late for that now. All the money – $16,000 in cash – that Joseph Rivers said he had saved and relatives had given him to launch his dream in Hollywood is gone, seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during a stop at the Amtrak train station in Albuquerque. An incident some might argue is still theft, just with the government’s blessing. Rivers, 22, wasn’t detained and has not been charged with any crime since his money was taken last month. That doesn’t matter. Under a federal law enforcement tool called civil asset forfeiture, he need never be arrested or convicted of a crime for the government to take away his cash, cars or property – and keep it. Agencies like the DEA can confiscate money or property if they have a hunch, a suspicion, a notion that maybe, possibly, perhaps the items are connected with narcotics. Or something else illegal. The most amazing part is that any society can be stupid and passive enough to allow this policy to persist. Or maybe the fact that the person holding a bunch of cash is a young black man is good enough. It happened, Rivers said, to him on April 15 as he was traveling on Amtrak from Dearborn, Mich., near his hometown of Romulus, Mich., to Los Angeles to fulfill his dream of making a music video. Rivers, in an email, said he had saved his money for years, and his mother and other relatives scraped together the rest of the $16,000. Rivers said he carried his savings in cash because he has had problems in the past with taking out large sums of money from out-of-state banks. A DEA agent boarded the train at the Albuquerque Amtrak station and began asking various passengers, including Rivers, where they were going and why. When Rivers replied that he was headed to LA to make a music video, the agent asked to search his bags. Rivers complied. Rivers was the only passenger singled out for a search by DEA agents – and the only black person on his portion of the train, Pancer said. Rivers was left penniless, his dream deferred. Other travelers had witnessed what happened. One of them, a New Mexico man I’ve written about before but who asked that I not mention his name, provided a way for Rivers to get home, contacted attorneys – and me. Sean Waite, the agent in charge for the DEA in Albuquerque, said he could not comment on the Rivers case because it is ongoing. He disputed allegations that Rivers was targeted because of his race. Waite said that in general DEA agents look for “indicators” such as whether the person bought an expensive one-way ticket with cash, if the person is traveling from or to a city known as a hot spot for drug activity, if the person’s story has inconsistencies or if the large sums of money found could have been transported by more conventional means. “We don’t have to prove that the person is guilty,” Waite said. “It’s that the money is presumed to be guilty.” Again, what kind of idiotic civilization conducts its business like this? DEA agents may choose to ask the person whether his or her possessions can be searched in what is called a “consensual encounter.” If the subject refuses, the bags – but not the person – can be held until a search warrant is obtained, he said. Waite said that he could not provide exact figures on how often seizures occur in Albuquerque but that last week the DEA had five “consensual encounters” that resulted in seizures. Whatever is seized is held during an internal administrative process (read: not public) while a case is made to connect the property to narcotics. Subjects can file a claim to have the items returned – and then they wait, sometimes forever. This is not what freedom looks like. While travelers like Rivers still have to worry about DEA agents, state and local law enforcement in New Mexico no longer has these virtually unlimited seizure powers. Five days before Rivers’ encounter in Albuquerque, Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law a bill that bars state and local law enforcement from seizing money or property under civil asset forfeiture. The law takes effect in July. But the new state law won’t supersede the federal law, meaning federal agencies such as the DEA are still free to take your cash on arguably the flimsiest of legal grounds. Drugs are everywhere. The “war on drugs” has been a monumental failure that has achieved absolutely nothing other than erode the civil liberties of average Americans, and provide an efficient avenue for police and federal agent to steal citizens’ hard earned assets with no due process. It’s long past time to put an end to the war on drugs, civil asset forfeiture and the DEA.
The stock market is at record highs, the housing market has bubbled back up, and yet no one I know is truly doing all that well income-wise. Certainly not well enough to justify all these record high prices. I'm starting to smell bullshit again like I did in 2004-2007. Am I the only one who senses something is amiss?
I don't mean for that to sound snarky, but I so totally do NOT understand why adults get excited about this. I just read a post online where someone was near tears because they got their new Disney park ID band for the year. Can someone please explain?
He was hit by a car crossing the street on Monday. His family wouldn't let see him in the hospital. They are saying I can't come to the funeral either.
Thoughts on his form?
If Adam said to you, "Hey, man, I need a rim job," would you spread those tattooed cheeks apart and get busy?
A homophobic femme boy who tries so hard not to seem gay marries a bisexual woman who just got divorced less than 6 months ago. Well that will work!!! Mazel!!!
Can't he get anything better?
Don't let the magic die! I vote for Carrie's stupid rodeo clown outfit at the Hampton's party where she met Natasha. Then she tops it off by puking in the ocean
Since he wants to be president, he'll need a first lady! I nominate Liza Minnelli
I don't know why people go anymore. It's a beautiful place and it was wonderful when I was a child when it was much less crowded, the people were tasteful and the wealth was hidden behind the hedges. Now it's full of vulgarians eager to show off their new money, the traffic is awful and the house parties are all full of shallow people. It's been ruined.
That is all.
Here's the Wikipedia mini-bio, but until you've read "War is a Racket" - his expose of imperial government military attacks during the early 1900s - you know NOTHING about the evil and sick men behind our government. 100 years later, he has been erased by the history books for his courage. He would've loved Snowden. ---- Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. Butler is well known for having later become an outspoken critic of U.S. wars and their consequences, as well as exposing the Business Plot, an alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government. By the end of his career, Butler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only Marine to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions. In 1933, he became involved in a controversy known as the Business Plot, when he told a congressional committee that a group of wealthy industrialists were planning a military coup to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Butler selected to lead a march of veterans to become dictator, similar to other Fascist regimes at that time. The individuals involved all denied the existence of a plot and the media ridiculed the allegations. A final report by a special House of Representatives Committee confirmed some of Butler's testimony.
Five shots. Caught on video. Fuck the police.
Now for the girls...
Inquiring minds wanna know.
I'll start, Spring Byington.
Any questions? Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.
Why are there so many tin-hat conspiracy theorists who are profoundly ignorant of science on Twitter everywhere? Jesus...
Let's talk about them.
Most of my Social Security check is going to tokens to keep a certain blond self-sucker in business. You?
Premieres April 15, 2015 With: Ryan Serhant - Gorgeous statuesque body with a fine phat ass. Last we saw, he proposed...to a woman! Fredrik Eklund - Gorgeous statuesque husband with a fine phat ass. Still trying to get said beautiful husband, Derek Kaplan, to knock him up. Luis D. Ortiz - Gorgeous pocket-sized Latin hottie with mesmerizing eyes and an ever-loving brother. Still afraid to give himself to a woman. Aren't we all, honey!
It immediately triggers a fight response, doesn't it? Why do they do it?
The old thread got to 600 and auto-closed. Bitchlinda, sister-woman-sister, no one at the DL is out to get you. Enjoy.
I'll have a cake and a big strappin' Maytag man!
**BREAKING** "Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race" BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Saturday joined the Democratic presidential race with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination. "I'm running for you," he told a crowd of about 1,000 people at Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, where he served as mayor before two terms as governor. He said "the urgent work" drawing him into the campaign was "to rebuild the truth of the American dream for all Americans." O'Malley has made frequent visits in recent months to early-voting Iowa, where he was headed later Saturday, and New Hampshire, his destination Sunday. Yet he remains largely unknown in a field dominated by Clinton. "My decision is made. Now you will all have a vital choice to make next year, for the good of your families, and for the good of the country you love and carry in your hearts." Already in the race is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who could be O'Malley's main rival for the support of the Democratic left. An ally of former President Bill Clinton, O'Malley was the second governor to endorse Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2007. But he says Democrats deserve a choice in the 2016 primary. "The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth ... between two royal families," O'Malley said. "It is a sacred trust to be earned from the people of the United States, and exercised on behalf of the people of the United States." A leading Republican contender is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son and brother of presidents. The 52-year-old O'Malley has spoken often about the economic challenges facing the nation and said he would bring new leadership, progressive values and the ability to accomplish things. "Our economic and political system is upside down and backward and it is time to turn it around," he told the crowd. "We are allowing our land of opportunity to be turned into a land of inequality." O'Malley has presented himself to voters as a next-generation leader for the party, pointing to his record as governor on issues such as gay marriage, immigration, economic issues and the death penalty. Just weeks ago, riots in Baltimore broke out following the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died in police custody following his arrest last month. A few demonstrators gathered near Federal Hill Park to protest O'Malley's criminal justice policies as mayor, an office he held from 1999 until his election as governor in 2006. "He's claiming to be this savior of Baltimore, but he's not," said Duane Davis, who said he is homeless. During O'Malley's speech, there was sporadic shouting from protesters. O'Malley was known for his tough-on-crime, "zero tolerance" policies that led to large numbers of arrests for minor offenses. Critics say it sowed distrust between police and the black community. Supporters note the overall decrease in violent crime during his tenure. O'Malley has defended his work to curb crime, saying he helped address rampant violence and drug abuse. He has said the unrest in Baltimore should wake up the nation to the need to address despair in poor communities. "Last month, television sets around the world were filled with the anger and the rage, and the flames of some of the humblest and hardest hit neighborhoods of Baltimore. For all of us who have given so much of our energies to making our city a safer, fairer, more just and more prosperous place, it was a heartbreaking night in the life of our city," O'Malley said. "But there is something to be learned from that night, and there is something to be offered to our country from those flames. For what took place here was not only about race, not only about policing in America. It's about everything it is supposed to mean to be an American." O'Malley could soon be joined in the Democratic field by former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who plans to make an announcement next week, and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who is exploring a potential campaign. *** Now, what do we do?
So go get a jack job in a paper sack.
Talk about being SNATCHED!
I know there was a thread on here a few months ago asking if he had health problems, and the verdict was that he was just losing weight.\ \ \ That said, he''s talking funny. He''s having trouble enunciating his words. Maybe it''s just a new set of false teeth, but whatever it is he''s been doing it for weeks and it isn''t going away.\ \ \ Are we sure there isn''t something wrong?
Love the man, just wondering.
Wilson fans or Nuke fans? Vote below and discuss
I saw the below posted on the Brad Pitt bisexual thread and asked about it but no one would give me a serious response. I was even called stupid for asking. I don't get why I should be called that for asking about something I'm not familiar with on DL and about which I'm genuinely curious. [quote] Also, Brad Pitt is the obsession of the Yellow-Skin Troll.
Just for you, r138, from the Norman Lear thread. I''ll start.\ \ \ I''m the mean-looking older woman in the opening credits who shoots Mary a sour look when she tosses her hat in the air.
If so, are you able to do it on your own or do you need a helper? I may soon need dialysis and from what I'm reading there are many advantages to doing it at home. You can do it when it's a good time for you. You can make sure everything is clean. I read many dialysis centers are filthy and cause severe infections that often lead to death. I read that home dialysis is easier on the heart, although I don't understand why) and that if you do it at home for 2-3 hours a day instead of for many hours at a center it's healthier and lessens the need for such a restrictive diet, including limiting liquids and it people get better blood pressure results too. So anyone who might be doing this or knows someone who is can you please write about your experiences?
Because the last thread is just about full
Well, I don't know what we did to cause Chapter Two of this thread to not open. Mr. Webmaster??? Anyway... I enjoyed that thread and I do not want to derail it at all. So, until Two reopens, if at all, let's proceed to three! It would happen anyway. Mr. Originator of that thread would you please the requirements of this thread. Thank you. Reminder: Some images are NSFW and please note--Like this first one: NSFW!
Hollywood star Vince Vaughn has revealed he believes guns should be allowed in American schools and that a ban would not stop mass shootings. The 45-year-old told GQ magazine he supported the right to own a gun and carry it in public. Despite a series of shootings in US schools, when asked whether guns should be allowed, he said: "Of course. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. "And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won't rid the world of criminality." The True Detective actor added: "I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars. "We have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting, it's about the ability of the individual. "It's the same reason we have freedom of speech. It's well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back." Vaughn went on: "All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They've only happened in places that don't allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. "They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings ... In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these ... schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds." During the interview Vaughn also admitted that he had got stuck making "assembly-line comedies". "I'm not blaming anyone else but myself here. The machine can make you idle," he said. The star's most recent films such as Unfinished Business, The Internship and The Delivery Man have been slated by critics. "You read a script and then you agree to a role, then soon enough you're on set looking at a scene that has had all the juice and the life sucked right out of it. "You become a hired gun doing a very inoffensive PG-13 movie and, well, you kind of just go along with it. Like anything in life, you're either growing or you're dying. When you get too comfortable you start to decline."
Bruce Jenner (transformed) or Matt Damon (naturally)? What is the reason for your opinion?
Found some DVDs at the library so decided to watch. Hadn't seen it in years. Jesus, green rug in every square inch of that house. Did they know Diana Hyland was sick when she was cast or did she not get sick until after the pilot? She's only in four episodes. Think Betty Buckley was poisoning her? Why was Adam Rich considered cute? He looked like a mutant monkey. Grant Goodeve looks to be three feet tall when he's next to other men on the show. He and Willy Aames are both born again now so feh.
And i mean they are deeply in closet. Also, why do we tolerate it?
I recently stumbled across this forum and found it very informative. Does anyone else visit it?
Where is the button for it?
WARNING: Right Wing post citing Right Wing source. The Clinton's shell corporation to funnel money to Bill from the foundation without paying taxes or reporting it. I'm seeing this as the beginning of the end. Drip. Drip. Drip.
At least from the looks of this picture.
The guy next to me pissing. I didn't see his face for long but he was a young guy, looked somewhat Eddie Redmayne-ish. I caught this big blur out of the corner of my eye and OMG HIS DICK. It was SO big. That fucker had to be a good eight or nine inches soft, it was as big as a baby's arm. He looked over at me and I looked up, blushed and said, "sorry, dude." He cleared his throat and said "no worries...happens a lot." I'm going to cum so hard thinking about his dong.
To ANOTHER WORLD! You are the ones who make me shine so high! You are my rain when the shiver runs FRY!!! You are my HOPE! My hope and FEARS Ohh-yeah! My dong gets so hard! When you TAKE ME AWAY!!! To Another WORLD! Oh YEAH!
Anyone done him?
Read the article for the gossip about the wife of the NY comedienne.
My dear old friend and I were having a discussion tonight about our boys. Mine is a Sharp shooter, hers special ops, very advanced. We're both very liberal- I asked her, "how do you feel about having a kid (these little guys rested in our arms watching Steel Magnolias, my good lil' guys) who is in the armed forces?" Now they kill people in the name of our democracy and they are quite accomplished. I'm an old queen with a kid who has turned into a bad assed mutherfuckah. My dad is SO proud. I love him, and I'm proud but A) I'm worried, and B) I don't like his tattoos. Little shit.
Watch as Fox News decides the best way to report the Caitlyn Jenner story is to mock "him" and suggest Jenner is doing it for attention. Fox News Business anchor Neil Cavuto didn't even try to offer serious reporting or even opinion on the news today that Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner. Instead, the 56-year old, who is also a Fox News Business senior vice-president and managing editor, offered ugly and transphobic jokes, starting with, "What the hell is going on!?!?" Cavuto quickly tossed the story to reporter Dagen McDowell, who may have attempted a bit more objective journalism, but not much. McDowell also mis-gendered Jenner, as clips of the former Bruce Jenner played in the background. But perhaps the most egregious response was when McDowell suggested that Caitlyn was just doing this to "one-up" stepdaughter Kim Kardashian. Kardashian, McDowell said, "announces last night that she’s pregnant with her second child – well, you know what, I can do you one better than that," she suggested as Jenner's response. "That’s how he unveiled his new identity." McDowell also commented on Jenner's attire, which she described as a "white, satin, corset. Very Playboy Bunny-esque." Cavuto then introduced Fox Business' Charles Payne as "Charlene Payne," in yet another attempt to mock Jenner. He then suggested Jenner's transition is a sign of the moral collapse of society. “Rome, final days — but that’s fine,” Cavuto concluded. Meanwhile, in the rest of the world, every broadcast network – ABC, CBS, and NBC – covered the Caitlyn Jenner news as their second story during their nightly news reports tonight. And as NCRM reported earlier, Jenner broke Twitter, getting more than one million followers in just four hours – a new record – even beating President Obama's recent @POTUS account to do so. Watch.
What was her deal? What did she have to be so shrewy about?
There’s nothing but good news in a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll conducted May 25-29 of likely Democratic caucus-goers. Starting off with asking likely Democratic caucus-goers to rate their feelings from very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable about prominent Democrats, President Obama topped the list of 89% favorable to 9% unfavorable. Not to be totally cruel, but Democrats really messed up when they avoided standing with their President in 2014 (and I said it then, too before it was cool). POTUS is beloved by the Democratic base. But obviously he is not running for office again, so let’s dig into what the future looks like right now. Here’s how 2016 looks: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rated 86% favorable to just 12% unfavorable and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 47% favorable to 12% unfavorable. Who do you want for President? Contrary to what the media keeps reporting, there’s a clear front-runner and very popular candidate in Hillary Clinton, with 57% of Democrats choosing her as their first choice, with a strong 16% choosing new-comer to the race Bernie Sanders. This means that all of the “scandals” and faux controversies/conspiracies about the Democratic front-runner have had no impact on the Democratic base in this poll — in fact, Clinton is up one point from January as noted by Margaret Talev. It also means that there is nothing but good news here. Senator Sanders just started his campaign and he’s pushing for earlier debates, so many Democrats are still not as aware of him as they are even of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Democrats will have a bounty of riches between the two 2016 candidates, who are both determined to debate issues and not personalities and mud. If that holds true, Democrats are in for a real treat as Sanders models what the real left looks like (not disrespectful hysteria of the backseaters, but calm, civilized debate grounded in the best interest of the people) and Hillary Clinton introduces folks to her more liberal side, which is not a new side for her but is new to many Democrats.
I just finished reading through the "Terry Miller Instagram" thread. Wow! Such evilness towards a 45 year old guy who is in great shape and looks good. I read through the "Frau In My Office Hates Speedos..." thread the other night, and such bitchery from the queens... The "Hot Silver Daddies" thread brought out a load of nastiness Oddly enough though, the "Speedo" thread didn't generate much hate, but the "Men In thongs" sure did. Any thread with an older gentlemen falling for a much younger guy, or vice-a-versa, would cause one to cry because of all the meaness! Oh! The testosterone threads gets lots of play here but there is a snideness there too... SO! What's up fellow DL'ers? Are you fat, old, not getting any sex, unhappy, and feel that others must share your misery? or, are you simply jealous? Let's share here and tell the truth! Why do you so hate mature, fit men that wear speedos, and who gets laid--often?
Actor Vince Vaughn, one of Hollywood's few outspoken conservatives, believes it's a Constitutional right to carry guns everywhere, including schools. The star of the upcoming season of "True Detective" blamed school shootings on the lack of guns on campuses, in excerpts shared Monday from an interview with the British edition of GQ. I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech. It's well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back. All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They've only happened in places that don't allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f***ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds. Sounding a wee bit like a conspiracy theorist, Vaughn later said that elites secretly stock weapons in the schools that their children attend. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won't rid the world of criminality. This is not first time Vaughn has spoken out about gun control. In a February interview with Playboy, he explained why he owns a firearm. "I do [own a gun], yeah," he said. "I believe in the right to defend yourself if need be. Hopefully you’re never in that situation, but I think you’re fairly naive to believe there will never be a cause for self-defense." The self-described libertarian also spoke out against the Obama administration and affirmative action in that interview while supporting same-sex marriage and legalizing drugs.
What do you think?
People like Cameron Matheson and Dylan Neal. Any favorites? Does any other media outlet keep an actors' stable anymore?
What's her story? Don't think she is straight
Post here. I'll start... You are next!
Commence the hate.
UPDATE: Janet Jackson’s next studio album will be released by BMG, Billboard has confimed. More details on the release are forthcoming. New Janet Jackson may – finally – be here soon. Radio Facts reported that Janet’s new single will “hit radio and/or online within 30 days.” Billboard reached out to a rep for the singer to confirm, and did not immediately hear back. Janet Jackson recently announced she will release new music and embark on a world tour before the end of 2015; this will be her first new release in over seven years. In a video message to fans, she explained, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips, and now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.”
Hope she gets a nice fat royalty check today
One that has a decent story and good sex scenes.
Fucked Bobby AND Teddy, and screwed pretty much all of Hollwood's golden boys (Warren Beatty, Peter Lawford, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, William Holden and Marlon Brando). Do you believe this, or is Darwin Porter back in full fantasy mode? Jackie always struck me as being a frigid bitch who would only fuck someone if it could advance her (i.e. Jack and Onassis).
Back and taking celebrity ass kissing to an entirely new level! Continue...
any lesbian rumors?
Or should we just get together and stop paying? Either way, does it really matter? Just electrons.
U.S. drone strikes inadvertently killed an American aid worker and an Italian aid worker in the Hindu Kush last January. Both men had been held for years as hostages by Al-Qaeda. Collateral damage. Their families will be financially compensated by the U.S. A wanted American Al-Qaeda leader was killed. The organization has been decapitated by drone strikes over the years.
It was the baby’s fault that he was nearly burned to death in his own crib. Bou-Bou Phonesavanh was barely a year and a half old, just learning to walk, and unable to speak, but those limitations didn’t stop him from engaging in “deliberate, criminal conduct” that justified the 2:00 a.m. no-knock SWAT raid in which he was nearly killed. The act of sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. At the very least, the infant was fully liable for the nearly fatal injuries inflicted on him when Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Long blindly heaved a flash-bang grenade – a “destructive device,” as described by the ATF, that when detonated burns at 2,000-3,500 degrees Fahrenheit – into the crib. The detonation of a flash-bang grenade. Merely by being in that room, Bou-Bou had assumed the risk of coming under attack by a SWAT team. By impeding the trajectory of that grenade, rather than fleeing from his crib, Bou-Bou failed to “avoid the consequences” of that attack. In any case, Bou-Bou, along with his parents and his siblings, are fully and exclusively to blame for the injuries that nearly killed the child and left the family with more than one million dollars in medical bills. The SWAT team that invaded the home in Cornelia, Georgia on the basis of a bogus anonymous tip that a $50 drug transaction had occurred there is legally blameless. This is the defense presented by Haberham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and his comrades in their reply to a federal lawsuit filed last February on behalf of Bou-Bou Phonesavanh and his family. A tax-subsidized settlement was reached about a month ago in which the National Fire Insurance Company will pay $964,000 to the family -- a little more than $538,000 for medical expenses, and multiple installments of $200,000 to the infant after he turns 18 in 2033. This arrangement will leave the family facing at least a half-million dollars in current medical expenses, a figure that will be matched or eclipsed by future costs incurred by Bou-Bou's ongoing medical treatment.
I'm interested in trying these pills. Although I don't have erectile dysfunction, it might cut some anxiety at times. Has anyone had success? What dosage do you take and what form of the medication?
The struggle hits Italy.
The old thread is full, so we start anew!
Colorado school refuses to let valedictorian come out as gay in speech Gay rights activists criticise high school’s decision as principal says graduation ceremony is not the time for a student to ‘push his personal agenda’ Associated Press in Longmont, Colorado, Friday 29 May 2015 14.24 EDT A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists. Evan Young, 18, said he agreed to make some suggested changes to the speech he planned to deliver on 16 May at the commencement ceremony for Twin Peaks charter academy high school in Longmont. But he refused to remove the disclosure about his sexuality, the Daily Camera reported on Thursday. “My main theme is that you’re supposed to be respectful of people, even if you don’t agree with them. I figured my gayness would be a very good way to address that,” Young said. He and his father, Don Young, said they weren’t notified until a few minutes before the ceremony that Evan wouldn’t be allowed to speak or be recognized as valedictorian. Evan said he previously emailed a speech with other suggested changes to school officials, but they contend that he didn’t submit a revised version. In a statement, the district said the first draft also included ridiculing comments about faculty and students and was condescending toward the school. School attorney Barry Arrington said in the statement that a graduation speech is not the time for a student to “push his personal agenda on a captive audience”. Before the ceremony, Don said the school principal, PJ Buchmann, called and said the speech was a problem because his son had mentioned another student’s name and planned to come out as gay. Don said he and his wife didn’t know their son was gay. They were initially sympathetic to Buchmann’s objections to the speech, considering there would be young children at the event, but did not like how Buchmann handled the matter. “It’s wrong, and it’s not fair,” said Mardi Moore, executive director of Out Boulder, a gay activist group. “The young man has all but a 4.5 GPA; he has told me that since a toddler he has worked for that honor, and they denied it.” Out Boulder has asked Young to deliver his speech at an annual awards event on Sunday.
The U.S. government has a very peculiar strategy when it comes to fighting against ISIS. Let us not forget that ISIS is simply blowback (or an unexpected consequence) of the U.S. government's bone-headed move of invading and occupying Iraq. The U.S. should remove itself completely from the Middle East. Every clear-thinking person should come to the conclusion that the U.S. has done enough damage already. They surely have not brought "freedom" or "democracy" or any of the other pollyanna terms to the Middle East. Just chaos and destruction that never seems to end. The U.S. government should pack it up over there and take it's losses. However, military empires don't do such things, especially when the mentality of those running the show reaches messianic levels. They instead double-down, and triple-down, and quadruple-down until they ultimately bankrupt themselves trying to keep their thumb on everything that happens in the world. So, with that being the case, and since the U.S. government is going to keep on keeping on, let's observe how it's going so far. Well, after the bone-headed invasion of Iraq, the U.S. spent the next decade training the Iraqi Army, arming them to the teeth, and spending untold billions of our earnings on the endeavor. Then, blowback (Ron Paul talked about blowback during the debates, remember?) in the form called ISIS appeared on the scene. ISIS steamrolled through Iraq during 2014 and captured Mosul. The Iraqi army folded like a deck of cards, and ran away leaving ISIS with tons of U.S.-made military equipment. The U.S. then got to work on trying to destroy the equipment that ISIS seized with bombs and airstrikes. Along with trying to bomb this equipment (and I'm not making this up) the U.S. gave the Iraqi Army even more military equipment. Now you may be thinking to yourself: "Wow, I'm in the wrong business. I should be making military equipment. It's like minting your own money." Yes, the military-industrial-complex surely believes it has created its own circle of life. Now let's go from 2014 to 2015, or last week to be more specific. ISIS captured Ramadi, which is the capital of Iraq's largest province called Anbar. Once again, the Iraqi Army folded and ran, leaving behind tons of military equipment that is now in the hands of ISIS. "Not again," you may be thinking.....Oh yes, again. And guess how the U.S. is responding? Antiwar.com has the headline: US Rushing Anti-Tank Missiles to Iraq. So the U.S. is rushing in even more military equipment to try to destroy the equipment captured in Ramadi! Do you see a pattern here? You should....and it should cause you to scratch your head, and wonder how The United States of America, which was supposed to be the "land of the free," got so far off the tracks. Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve.
Jenner will be joined by her family on stage at this year's ESPY awards Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year’s ESPY awards, ESPN confirmed on Monday. Jenner, who came out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer back in April, made her first appearance on the July cover ofVanity Fair. (Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.) “It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life,”the former Olympian told Vanity Fair. Jenner will be joined by her family on stage at the ESPY awards, which take place on July 15. ESPN is calling the event Jenner’s “first major public appearance.”
Broad category, but hopefully this thread will catch a lot of sexy men, in and out clothing!
She's back, bitches!
Randy Johnson (97.3%) was a five-time Cy Young Award winner. Pedro Martinez (91.1%) won three Cys and led MLB in ERA five times. John Smoltz (82.9%) amassed 213 wins to go with 154 saves. Craig Biggio (82.7%) racked up 3,060 hits while playing three positions up the middle. Together, they make up the Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 26 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
DL political experts?
Just heard Go Up to the Roof by the Supremes...makes me mental.
Office worker in a tizzy
She's dazzling, she's exciting, and very, very sexy!
Desi sold his half to Lucy, in the 60's , but what did Lucy really leave her kids ?
The contrived writing. The soap opera delivery. The flat-lined stage kisses. I can't wait until the next episode.
Has anyone been watching this show on "The Hub" \ \ I remember adoring this as a kid when it was originally on, but it doesn''t hold up well. \ \ Alex is annoying. Mallory is practically retarded and Jennifer looks like a big tranny.\ \ Why was this show so popular?
I won't bother to obscure my face in these pics - it's not like anyone I know is on grindr, right?
Growing up, spaghetti aglio e olio. Can't get much cheaper than that when it comes to feeding a whole family. I always when I see it fancied up on Italian restaurant menus. (Thread obviously excludes the silver spoon/GOOP crowd).
Pay no mind to the incessant ramblings of that fake Janbot who helped to close out the last thread. This is the REAL Janbot. And yes, the Queen is returning soon--the Academy Award-nominated, multiple Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling benchmark for the modern day pop diva. Let's keep the conversation going...
The ratings will go through the roof even higher. Plus she has the acting and vocal chops. Plus she knows what its like to be part of a fuked up entertainment family.
Who yells at her brother "QUIET!! MOM HAS A HEADACHE!!" She says it with such venom. I want to kill her. I seriously want to pummel her face with that box of Legos shot from a machine gun. Something also tells me they wouldn't have produced a commercial like that with a little boy yelling orders at a little girl that way. She's a fucking monster from hell!
What do y'all think? Flowers on a Hill looks stupid, as in mentally retarded. My hag loves his work though.
May the decorating begin! %0D\ %0D\ %0D
A few years ago it was reported that suicides among middle aged Americans were up 30% and people blamed the economy. Well, I just checked the "Memorial" page of my late bf's high school (class of '72) and found that the number of deaths - mostly not suicides - had ballooned from about 20 a few years ago to 74. A massive spike. And the people aren't that old! If they were 18 in 1972, they are only 61 now. I really wonder what's going on.
Toy toy was there.
Pass around bottom style. The other night, I watched him take on three different guys. I'm not a prude. In fact, I'm kind of slutty myself but I'm not sure how I feel about this. Am I holding him to a different standard because he's deaf?
He's getting ready to bolt, isn't he?
Guess who pushed Kim K. to reveal her pregnancy (much) earlier than planned, solely as a last-ditch attempt to distract publicity away from her ex-husband's debut on the cover of Vanity Fair? Yes, I know this firsthand. I also know Bruce/Caitlyn didn't even tell her about the pending VF photos until last night, at which point a good chunk of the Jenner-Kardashian house was smashed into pieces by an enraged Kris. I won't say, however, which of the Kardashians commented that Kris is pissed mainly because Caitlyn looks decidedly more attractive than her -- and ironically enough, more feminine!
I have been bullied all my life. Starting from grade 6, ending up in my last year of college 12 years later. Through the years, I gradually lose self-confidence, as I come up against one bully after another. I think I have many characteristics that make me a victim. I'm quiet; nonconfrontational, overly compliant, clueless. I'm in the nursing field, and I have heard horror stories on allnurses.com about nurses who are bullied all through their careers. And I can't help but feel depressed because this is the exact field that I am about to enter into. Some people go through life without ever getting bullied. I wish I was one of them.
You with your pageboy, your opera glasses, your velvet cloak, your lorgnette, your high-button shoes, your pearls -- it's so five minutes ago, I don't even know how your wife puts up with it.
He told Ellen: "There's never been a closet. That I've been in. I don't own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don't have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home. ... So that's why I choose not to talk about my personal life. But there is without a doubt, no closet that I've ever been in, and I just wanted to make that clear, but it was most important for me to make that clear to you on your show at this time in the world. And that's where I'm at."
I was only semi-out when I was 17 (12 years ago), but I adopted a very androgynous, somewhat emo-ish style, sometimes wearing eyeliner and nail polish. One day I was the only left hanging around in the locker room after sports, when 4 guys from my school walked past the half-open door, and one of them muttered "fagg*t" at me. I replied by shouting out something about fucking their mothers (don't remember if it involved me or them doing the deed). That made them stop in their tracks, and 3 of them came in, telling the 4th to keep watch at the door. 2 grabbed hold of me, and I thought the 3rd one ( who was, btw, the nerdiest looking of them) was going to beat me up now. But then he told them to turn me round and bend me over. They did it, and he gagged me with my t-shirt and pulled down my trousers. Then he took my hand cream from the bench and smeared some on his dick. He told them to hold me still, and started entering my ass, telling me to stop clenching; when he'd made it past the sphincter, he said "Good girl." One of the other 2 seemed rather uncomfortable with it all (yet still held me down), whereas the other one clearly found it funny. He shot his load inside my ass (which seemed to go on for ages, almost as if he was having 2 orgasms in quick succession). When he was finally done, he said "You were not bad, sweetie - not bad at all" and patted my ass; then he took out a few dollar bills and threw them at my feet, saying "Here, buy yourself some new nail polish on me". I was at first afraid the other two were going to fuck me as well, but they let me go. As they were all leaving, he said I should probably go and wash my ass now. I had always had something of a masochistic streak (even before puberty) and after the incident I became kind of obsessed with the guy who'd raped me. I always stared at him when I saw him in the halls, and in the one class we had together. His friends (not the ones who'd been involved in the rape) noticed, and it became kind of a running joke among them that I had a "crush" on him (teasing him about going to the prom with me and stuff like that). He himself seemed to be half amused, half bemused by it. One day we were alone in the toilets, and I took the urinal right next to his. When he had finished pissing, he went into a stall (leaving the door open), sat down and took out his dick. I just looked at him, and he said "Well?". So I went in, closed the door behind us, knelt down and started sucking his dick. After a while he told me to sit down on it and ride him to orgasm, and I did it. As I rode him I didn't exactly kiss him, but I put my closed lips against his closed lips. When he had cum, he said "Man, you're such a slut" and left. That was pretty much our last interaction. I haven't really thought about him much the past 10 years or so. I didn't have any pictures of him, and his name was so generic I wouldn't have found anything on the web. But a few weeks ago, by total coincidence, I happened to see a photo of a guy who looks [italic]exactly[/italic] like he used to (to prevent misunderstanding - I know from the context that it' s definitely not a picture of him, just a "doppelgänger"). And since then, I've jerked off to it pretty much every other day - always while replaying the 2 experiences described above (but mainly the original rape). On a scale of 1 to 10, how fucked up am I for this?
What are everyone's favorite / best summer songs, guaranteed to get your guests moving and grooving at your BBQ, pool or beach party?
fingers crossed for a miscarriage. We've had enough of this trash.
Dog attack victim and star of such films as Rabbit Hole, Project X and Footloose tried to have his kissing scene with the cute, gay friendly Skylar Astin removed from the film 21 & Over.
Martin O’Malley seemed so interesting. In 2002, Esquire dubbed him “The Best Young Mayor in the Country.” He was called a rising star in 2005. So even though he is barely a blip on the radar, I was excited to have another liberal join the Democratic primaries, hoping it would further the push by Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make the 2016 primaries an issues-oriented campaign, thereby using the primaries to elevate the issues liberals care deeply about. We were set for a great primary season. That all changed yesterday, when along came former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. O’Malley announced his candidacy on Saturday by repeating a Republican claim against Hillary Clinton, “Recently, the CEO of Goldman Sachs let his employees know that he’d be just fine with either Bush or Clinton. Well, I’ve got news for the bullies of Wall Street—the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.” Wall Street aside, because who doesn’t agree that they’ve been bullies and some among them have been grossly incompetent to boot, it’s the crown to be passed between two royal families that I have such a problem with. This claim that Hillary Clinton is the same as Jeb Bush is helpful only to other Republicans in the primary race, Jeb Bush, and the Republican establishment who seek to mitigate the branding harm of his last name. Hillary Clinton is not receiving a crown passed down from her parents. I’ve gone over this baloney before, but she came from a middle class family in Illinois. Neither of her parents were ever president. Nor were they anywhere near the White House or even a governor’s mansion, until they visited their daughter. There is also no Bill Clinton father who was president. Thus, the Clintons are not like the Bushes. It also means that this “crown” being passed down to an entitled Hillary Clinton comes via her marriage. This infers that she didn’t work for it, she wasn’t working along side Bill Clinton all of these years. She doesn’t have her own political career. She is just like his grown child, being given a crown. This presumes that Ms. Clinton didn’t graduate with honors and get herself to an amazing college or get a law degree from Yale. She didn’t work as a lawyer while living in Arkansas married to Bill Clinton who eventually became the Governor, even when most wives were not working. She was never a Senator of New York, and she certainly didn’t spend four years flying around the globe dealing with foreign policy as Secretary of State. Nope. Martin O’Malley, who calls himself a liberal, is suggesting that Hillary Clinton didn’t work for it. She inherited it via marriage. This is one of the oldest accusations made about women. They didn’t earn it; they married it. It made me cringe when he said it. Then I got angry. Not only are the Clintons not a dynasty — no matter how anyone feels about them personally — but Hillary Clinton is no indulged princess getting a crown from daddy. This is so beneath the level of discourse expected from a liberal that it leaves me quite depressed about what’s coming next. Martin O’Malley might not have meant to be sexist by playing the Republican card of “royalty” against Hillary Clinton, but he should know better. This attack also punishes Clinton for being married, something Republicans are gleefully also trying to make stick. The logic is that since her husband got to be President, she doesn’t get to, otherwise CROWN! What makes Ms. Clinton less “entitled” to run for office than her husband? This suggests that O’Malley is saying that Bill Clinton’s career has precedence, which is actually a very old-fashioned and yet still harmful male-centric idea that damages women professionally. Survey says. High-achieving women expect egalitarianism and are disappointed when they don’t get it. Egalitarianism is the foundation of feminism, something any “liberal” should be well-versed on and not spitting on — in public, no less. Martin O’Malley says he’s the “young” face, but he’s using both sexism and ageism as a crutch to help him get attention. That isn’t young. And what he and his people seem to fail to understand is that contrary to what the media has been feeding politicians forever, people do actually care about the issues. This is why Senators like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have such a loyal following. Liberals want to hear about the issues, and they deserve a primary focused on issues, not cheap shots. Not only is he shooting his promising future in the foot if he stays on this course, but O’Malley needs a reboot before he ruins what is set to be one of the best Democratic primaries in a long time. And that matters because it is the Democrats who are protecting the 98%, and if their primary goes to dirt and mud, the general election is sure to disappoint.
In response to the "Something your parents admitted to you years later?" thread, let the shit fly here. What things did you find out about your parents that they never told you? Was this before or after they passed away? For me: My parents married in 1975, had me in 1979, and divorced in 1980. This was all I knew about them. I found out after they were both dead (both died fairly young): -My older brother was only my half-brother, we have no idea who his dad is. He was born in 1968, and I just assumed it was my dad's kid. -When my parents divorced, there were multiple times in the 80s that my dad got behind and in trouble for not paying child support. Found out in records he had in his apartment. -My dad was "done" with me when he moved out and moved in with my grandparents. They forced him to petition for monthly visitation, which he didn't even want. -My parents got married at some "wedding chapel" in a small town in the middle of the state, hours from where they lived. Found on their marriage certificate after dad died. There's no records or photographs of anyone in the family being present. -I didn't know my mom was a natural blonde until I was an adult. When she & my dad got married, he adopted my older brother, who was around six at the time. My dad & mom were both blond, and my brother had jet black hair. She started dyeing her hair very dark when they got married and kept it up for decades. -My dad tried to kill himself at least four times in his life, and was institutionalized at least once.
(Married to a woman, I mean.) How did it start and how did it end? Is it still ongoing? Please share...
Married with a husbear and 13 year old son. For years, Brett Jones lived a double life. He was a Navy SEAL, a muscular M-60 gunner trained to kill and survive in enemy territory. He was also gay. He held his secret close, so close that his SEAL teammates – his closest friends – never suspected. Jones was careful to introduce his male lover, a Navy sailor, as his roommate. He persuaded an attractive friend to pose as his girlfriend whenever the SEALs threw parties. But one day in 2002, Jones accidentally outed himself. He left an “I love you” phone message for his lover – a stupid mistake, he realized the instant he hung up. A sailor heard it and turned him in. The Navy launched an investigation designed to dishonorably discharge him. That mistake led Jones here, to the deeply conservative Bible Belt country of north Alabama, to a brick ranch home on Drury Lane he shares with his husband, Jason White, a burly former police detective and self-professed country boy raised in northern Alabama. The two men are parents to Ethan, a precocious 13-year-old known in the flat, clay and pine country as the only kid in school with two gay dads. The first openly gay SEAL has built a new life here at age 41 with a family that has replaced the two families he lost – the one that raised him and the one he built with fellow SEALs. Both his parents and the Navy banished him because he’s gay. On this steamy night, the two gay parents and their straight son are sweating and shoving as they fight to win a roughhouse driveway basketball game called Cheater Ball. That’s followed by shooting practice at a dirt berm in the backyard – a .357 pistol for Ethan, a 12-gauge shotgun for Jones and a Colt M4 carbine for White. And then Ethan launches a home experiment, constructing a camp stove from a beer can and rubbing alcohol. Flames erupt from the contraption as it boils a pot of water on the kitchen counter. The three of them horse around, joking and teasing like teenagers. They are close, and necessarily so, since a gay marriage – not to mention gay parenting – is viewed with deep suspicion and outright hostility in perhaps the most anti-gay state in the country. When Jones and White attend Ethan’s baseball games, they say, coaches and other parents barely speak to them. There are loud whispers and hard stares. No one will sit with them. “I just want to tell them: ‘It’s not contagious, man. You’re not going to catch it,’ ” Jones says, drawing cackles from White and Ethan. The parents of Ethan’s friends refuse to allow them to spend the night in the house Jones and White built together in little Toney, population 13,000. But the friends are allowed to stay over with Ethan when he’s at the home of his mother, White’s ex-wife. School is worse, the family says. It’s a rural county school, almost entirely white and deeply conservative. In science class one day, White says, a teacher stressed that marriage was strictly between a man and a woman. Teachers and students pass Bible verses to Ethan. “They’re telling him we’re sinners and need help,” White says. “I tell Ethan: ‘Try not to look at them as being hateful. They care about your soul, but they just don’t know any better.’ ” Jones is accustomed to rejection. When he was in high school, his mother, a devout Christian, overheard his phone conversation with a gay friend. The next day, Jones says, his parents confronted him. His father, an Air Force pilot, was wearing his blue dress uniform. He was livid. He asked his son, “Brett, are you a homosexual?” Jones, caught off-guard, denied it at first. But they knew. “My mom told me homosexuals go straight to hell,” Jones says. “My dad said he wasn’t going to have me infecting our family with that disease.” They kicked him out. He spent the night in a cheap motel, contemplating suicide. Not long after that, he joined the Navy, serving for 10 years.
Uncensored video please! One of them looks like he's getting banged, too. Pity about the racism, though.
Thu May 28, 2015 Washington (CNN) Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI and evading taxes as he sought to pay off the subject to "cover up past misconduct." The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinois on Thursday. The Justice Department alleges that Hastert made large withdrawals after he agreed to pay an unnamed subject $3.5 million. The indictment does not explain precisely what the "past misconduct" is, but instead details at length various withdrawals and financial transactions he made with the unidentified subject. The payments occurred over a period of years beginning in 2010 and ending in 2014. Hastert served as House speaker from 1999 until 2006, when Democrats retook the House. Before serving in Congress he was a high school teacher and coach in Yorkville, Illinois.
Continuation of the Lesbians discussion thread at the link, by request.
It appears Keanu Reeves gave Charlize a very affectionate send-off recently. So, have we all been wrong about the boy?
Anyone ... ?
How popular was Jodie Foster in her heyday compared to the actresses of different and same generation ? Is she considered a legend now ?
Reading through some of these posts, e.g., the one on tailgating, I get the impression it is more than a German housewife. ja?
I am Brian Kinney's prodigious marketing skills. I always slap a picture of a shirtless guy on the product. I am an advertising genius.
The panelist from the Golden Age of game shows -- and the original killer in "Friday the 13th" -- has died. RIP, Betsy. She was bubbly and fun in all those old black-and-white shows that GSN used to show back in the day.
Mine is Rhinocort Aq, but my insurance stopped paying for it a long time ago. My dr gave me an Rx for Flonase, but my sister used to give me her Nasonex (note - not the same as Nasocort) and I preferred the Nasonex to the Flonase. I have a nasal polyp. Some of these contain the same medication, but different dosages. I'll go first!
And the results are BITCHIN'! The Cannes Film Festival sensation is now online and free! I defy anyone not to like it.
To the man at the Eden Prairie AMC theater, It's 3:00 a.m. here in Waconia, MN. Somewhere in this area are two men sleeping the night away, while my pillow gets heavier and heavier with my tears. You will never remember me. But, I will remember you way more than I should ever have to. You were the man who shouted: "Get that kid out of here!" In the dark, like a coward. I'd like to show you THAT kid. He's our Vito. Our ever amazing, beautiful Vito. He's a cancer warrior. Yes. He has some issues. He talks differently. He doesn't talk at all. He uses vocalizations for his excitement and frustration. His excitement is expressed in grunts and shrieks with giggles. He really liked the movie so he shrieked many times. This expression was hard-earned. Before cancer our Vito talked and babbled like any other 11-month-old. He actually was an earlier talker than my other boys. But, cancer took that from him. It made him mute for weeks. Every sound Vito makes is the fruit of intense therapy for nine months' labor. He did cry for a minute when he couldn't drink from his brother's cup. We removed him immediately. He was giggling in the hall. We brought him back in and he giggled through the movie. I guess that was too much. It would be one thing if we kept Vito in the theater when he was crying. But, we didn't. It would be one thing if you told us to leave when he was crying, but he wasn't. You shouted for us to leave when Vito was laughing and giggling. Like other kids in the theater. But my son just laughed differently. I'm sorry that bothered you. No. I lie. I don't care. To say I'm sorry would be acknowledging there was something wrong with him. There's nothing wrong. He expresses himself differently. My son earned his right to be there. He has fought hard for every one of his skills and his life. He's no different than my 2-year-old who was bouncing off the seats. But, I guess that's more normal so he's allowed. When you shouted for me to remove my son, you put me in a tough spot. See, I have a 9-year-old. I suddenly was in a conundrum. What lesson am I going to teach my 9-year-old? If I ignored you, I would teach my son to let people treat his brother like this. So the movie ended. I don't know how. I stood up, my heart pounded and my body shook. See I didn't know who you were because you shouted at us behind the clout of darkness and curtain of cowards. So I just stood and spoke to the stranger in the dark: "To whoever said I should remove my son. This is Vito. I'm sorry he is a little different but he has brain cancer which changed his communication abilities." You didn't say anything. Silence echoed. It's amazing how quiet a theater can be, even with credits playing in the background. Patrons scurried out, not looking at our family, avoiding any eye contact with us. We apparently were branded. You are a coward, sir. You are a coward. You should have come up to me. Met this beautiful miracle. Instead you scurried out. Another man muttered to me, "Well, maybe you shouldn't bring him out." We were in a Disney movie. A DISNEY movie. Kids are to be expected there. Kids make noise. I understand, I've gone to adult movies with screaming kids. But, there's an expectation kids will be at a Disney movie, on a Saturday. Every single person I saw leave, left with children by their side. We taught those children that being different is not accepted. We taught those children that if we don't like someone, just embarrass them until they leave with their head low, ashamed. We taught those children that disabilities are something to be ashamed of. We taught those children that you can belittle someone, make them feel inferior. We taught those children to hide, hide behind closed doors, so no one sees their differences. We taught those children discrimination. We taught those children that they can tease and belittle my son on the playground because we as adults did it at a movie theater. Vito is beating brain cancer at 20 months. This is an amazing accomplishment. But it has come with great costs. Vito ha
"General Hospital" has Brad and Felix who both want Lucas. Today Lucas (in a white towel) said the problem could be solved ..."you can both have me."
Better looking as a woman than as a man?
I hate, hate the baying sound of hounds and other hunting dogs. Horrible when they all get going. I absolutely love Australian shepherds but when you get several together they are awful too. My stupid, trashy bitch of neighbor has 5 shepherds in her yard cooped up and they go nuts on a regular basis. They are working dogs meant for a farm and are bored as shit so I don't blame them.
This thread is dedicated to my future gay husbands, Nathan Owens and Charles Michael Davis!
Let us count all the ways in which "The Princess of North Sudan" is a disaster When it comes to cultural sensitivity, it would be a dramatic understatement to say that Disney has a checkered past. Whether in colonized India (“The Jungle Book”) or the “barbaric” Middle East (“Aladdin”), the animation giant has long denied its characters of color their full humanity. Case in point: The only Disney movie set on the continent of Africa to date, “The Lion King,” didn’t even have any Africans in it, only animals — and yet Disney still managed to inject racial and cultural stereotypes into the film. And so it is that after a smooth eight decades of racist depictions, the studio recently announced the development of a new film, “The Princess of North Sudan,” a story based on actual events that will be adapted for the screen by writer Stephany Folsom, hired earlier this month. From the title alone, this sounds like a promising departure from history, suggesting perhaps a newfound respect for black characters and the African continent as a place populated by, you know, human Africans. Might this princess be different from Disney’s long lineage of lily-white royals? Could the days of an archetypal Snow White in fact be coming to a close? Alas, appearances can be very deceiving, and anyone who looks past the title of the movie quickly discovers this jaw-dropping central detail about Disney’s “first African princess“: She is actually white. She’s not African, either. Nor is she even a princess. She’s just Emily Heaton, of Virginia. Granted, she is adorable, and seven years old; so I hate to say this, but she’s also an entitled brat with a rich, spineless dad. She is the spirit animal for global white supremacy and American imperialist power. And now she’s slated to be immortalized by Disney. As Princess Emily’s dad, Jeremiah Heaton, spoke to the Guardian last summer and explained her path to royalty. One night before bed, Emily, then a lowly commoner, asked her father is she’d ever become a real princess. This question thus faced dear old dad with a “dilemma.” “I didn’t want to break her spirits, so I said ‘yes, absolutely,’” Heaton told the Guardian. “She had such a serious tone. I knew it meant a lot to her.” Because she was six. Emily has probably been raised on patriarchal Disney movies (of which canon she’ll eventually be a part), and her sense of reason and possibility are that of a six-year-old. So Heaton started looking for a kingdom for his daughter to rule, and eventually he found an 800-square-mile tract of North Sudan called Bir Tawil, claimed neither by Sudan nor Egypt, with whom it shares its northern border. With a flag designed by the Heaton clan, Jeremiah flew to Africa and traveled 14 hours by caravan to the largely uninhabited, barren region of Bir Tawil to proudly claim his kingdom. Explained his reasoning to the Washington Post, he reminded everyone that this is “exactly how several other countries, including what became the United States, were historically claimed.” Except, well, that’s not exactly how it was done. And, as the Guardian’s Bim Adewunmi points out, another Disney princess, Pocahontas, neatly sums up the problem with Heaton’s colonialist logic: “You think you own whatever land you land on.” Heaton, though, contends that, unlike the Americas, his “Kingdom of North Sudan” actually is situated on uninhabited land. “Bedouins roam the area; [but] the population is actually zero,” he explains. Then the population isn’t zero! You do understand that Bedouins are people, right? They just don’t live in a way that you recognize. They’re nomadic, just like most of the native peoples before Europeans came to the Americas with their flags to plant. Oh, you stuck a pole in the ground? That totally trumps the Bedouins’ claim to their ancestral land. You’ve really thought this one through. But Heaton explains that the kingdom will be a magnanimous one, a benevolent monarchy. “We’ll help each other out,” is the moral message of the new royals’ to their new neighbors. Just like the Europeans said in America! (At first.) The kingdom’s Indiegogo page (it’s a free market country entirely for sale) describes its princess’ plan as such: “Emily, having learned about hungry children in Africa from her elementary school teacher, stated very clearly, ‘Grow a garden as big as our country to feed people!’” The kingdom sits on one of the most dry and barren places on planet earth; it’s Saharan sand when it’s not mountains. Nobody’s growing nothing there. Stop listening to your seven-year-old daughter’s ideas. She’s seven, for Christ’s sake. Before you claim a kingdom you need to claim a few pages in a book or two. The Indiegogo page advertises all the ways you can buy into the kingdom and feed Africa. Poor fans of postmodern colonialism can get a bumper sticker for $15, while for $50,000 they can continue the tradition of putting wealthy colonialists’ faces on currency. Never mind that Heaton is really into Bitcoin (because of course he is) and the kingdom’s currency will be digital. The Indiegogo page also lists the incipient nation’s proto-cabinet: David G. Marmon is the Secretary of International Relations. Marmon, a well-educated lawyer and world traveler, runs an apparently successful firm that helps churches obtain tax-exempt status. Though much of Marmon’s travel has been for beneficial missionary purposes, he appears to once have been a Reaganite anti-communist, helping “Nicaraguan refugees escaping the Sandinistas” during the 1980s. Marmon’s website describes a man very much concerned with poverty, but then there are also biographical details like this: “I met with the sub-director of the National Guard, the ones behind the death squads—I sat in his office and had tea with him and was his friend.” This enigma will be in charge of relating to other nations. The Surgeon General of the kingdom, Dr. James H. Schrenker, should more accurately be described as the Minister of Medicine—because his medical practice is Christian faith-healing, augmented by a hodgepodge of Eastern religion-sounding stuff like “auras” and “chakras.” He explains in his medical manifesto: “It is the essence of GOD in that it requires Faith; the magic bullet for medicine, because it heals; and the big bang for science, as it explains creation.” Pro tip: Penicillin is also a magic bullet. (Far be it from me to criticize Schrenker’s take on Western medicine, which he denounces as being driven by “capitalist companies,” but something tells me that that disease-stricken regions of Africa need a little more than prayers to Jesus about malarial auras.) All of this is by way of stating the obvious: These are people with little to no interest in Africa as a place that actually exists. Even the adults in the room — as opposed to the literal children, whose whims are elevated to foreign policy directives — are motivated by ideas that are, at the very best, precious and uninformed; and in any case undergirded by centuries of colonial violence, and decades of cultural whitewashing and misappropriation. So of course the people at Disney want to animate it. Still high off its eruption of racial consciousness in 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog” — in which its first-ever black female protagonist spends a good portion of the movie as an amphibian — the studio gobbled up the rights to Heaton’s life story last year. Appropriately, the Internet freaked the fuck out. Heaton told Foreign Policy that his family is “blessed” to be the subject of a Disney film. “In this process we have been able to make Emily a real princess,” he said. “She’s also a Disney princess.” He defended the decision to make the movie, for which he has been compensated handsomely by the entertainment giant, heaping scorn on the “academics” who have protested the valorization of his story. “[M]uch of the criticism has come from what [Heaton] scornfully calls ‘academics,’” Foreign Policy explains. Otherwise known as people who actually think about things and don’t take intellectual direction from seven year olds. Screenwriter Stephany Folsom also responded to the Twitter blitz following her hiring earlier this month. Taking on critics, Folsom assured everyone of her bona fides: “I’ve been to the Sudan. The people there are amazing.” Oh, she’s been to Sudan! And its people are so amazing that she’s writing a screenplay about a place almost wholly devoid of Sudanese people and soon to be overrun with Americans. To her credit, Folsom remarked in another tweet that “colonialism is bullshit.” That tweet has since been deleted. In another deleted tweet, Folsom continued: “There is no planting a flag in Sudan or making a white girl the princess of an African country. That’s gross.” OK, so it’s a movie that isn’t about what its only source material would suggest it is exactly about. Got it. (And I thought Charlie Kaufman wrote crazy screenplays.) I hate to ruin it for everyone but here’s another spoiler: This movie won’t ever be made. Disney may be clumsy and racially clueless, but they’re not commercially suicidal. The story of the princess of North Sudan cannot be told without racism and colonialism, and no amount of sentimental nonsense keeps that from being the case, whether in the Heaton family or in the screenplay. You could salvage the title, though; just make the movie about an actual African princess. It’s a big continent. There has to be someone besides a middle-class white girl around whom to build a movie.
Designer Oscar de la Renta died today. He was married twice, with an "adopted" son, Moises. Was he gay?
I'm 31 and I listen to classic R&B/soul, classical, Broadway, and even some pop and adult contemporary. But most rock bands do nothing for me except make me cringe. It's noisy and either mind-numbingly simplistic or infuriatingly pretentious. And for a musical form so obsessed with authenticity, it has enough phonies in it to make Holden Caulfield's head explode. And whenever it attracts actually good musicians, it invariably wastes their talents on mediocre-or-worse material. Keep in mind I used to like rock, but the older I've gotten the more I think this is the worst genre of music in history and its aesthetic legacy has been nothing short of disastrous.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Sonni Pacheco has filed for divorce from actor husband Jeremy Renner after 10 months of marriage, according to court documents filed in Los Angeles on Dec. 5. The petition cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation. Pacheco, in the petition, also seeks return of her stolen passport, birth certificate, and Social Security card as well as invalidation of their prenuptial agreement based on fraud. Pacheco and Renner have one child, Ava Berlin Renner, who is 20 months old. The two wed in secret on Jan. 13, 2014, and only confirmed their union to the press in September. Renner has 30 days to file a response to the summons and petition.
Did the language guru's finally give up and make "to graduate" a transitive verb?
This is all the right wing cares about. Never mind the death, destruction, or anything else. Just more proof, they are saying, that gays should not be allowed to do anything in society. Not run trains, not marry, not touch each other... Nothing...
This week two young people who don;t want to be gay. Of course both have parents that rejected them. The guy "Prays The Gay Away" and is finally happy although he hasn''t gone on a date with a girl yet, he''s just not ready. These kids would rather be miserable to please their parents than be who they really are. So sad.
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Do you do it? Has it been done to you? Me? No, never. So why do they do it in movies and on television? Just last night on CSI, for instance.
New study says they can be bad for your health. "Study: Tattoos Can Cause Serious, Long-Term, Adverse Reactions" Whether it’s a skull, cross, rose, or mom’s name in a thorn bush wrapped around the bicep, about one quarter of American adults have a tattoo. But a new study says about one out of every 10 inkers does not anticipate something that can come along with them: a severe, ongoing skin reaction. In the just-published NYU Langone Medical Center research that studied tattoo-clad New Yorkers, those who reacted to tattoos experienced a rash, itching or swelling that lasted anywhere from four months to several years, with the longest-lasting complications stemming from ink shades of red and black. “While we know infections are a risk of tattoos and can be dependent on tattoo parlor practices, a lot of the complications in our study — and that I have seen in my patients — do not have to do with the tattoo artist or parlor practices, but rather the qualities of ink and how the body’s immune system responds to it,” Marie C. Leger, MD, PhD, study lead and Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, tells Yahoo Health. The 300 respondents ranged in age from 18 to 69, with most having no more than five tattoos — and 67 percent of studied tattoos were on the arms. “We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo. Given the growing popularity of tattoos, physicians, public health officials and consumers need to be aware of the risks involved,” added Leger. While less than a third of the affected study participants saw a doctor for the reaction, the majority returned to the tattoo parlor to complain or ask for guidance. “Tattoo artists are ‘first responders’ when people have problems,” says Leger, who adds that a planned follow-up study will examine what kind of reactions artists see most frequently, and how clients are directed, in an effort to get people to the right place for help. Experts are not surprised by the news. “While tattoos are popular among Americans, there is still little to no regulation of what exactly is being injected into the skin,” says Jeremy A. Brauer, MD, dermatologist and Director of Clinical Research at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, where he has seen patients with tattoo reactions — most often to red ink. The majority of patients have allergic contact dermatitis, which is marked by redness, swelling and itching in the area of the tattoo." Thank goodness I skipped this stupid trend.
As the state legislative session comes to a close in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month that could bring marriage equality to the entire country, including Texas. Some of the bills were stalled by Democrats running out the clock, while Republicans chose not to move forward with others. Rep. Mary Gonzalez (D-Clint), a member of the Texas House from the El Paso area and the nation’s first openly pansexual legislator, says one way she tries to change minds among her colleagues in both parties is by fostering a “familial” bond, which she believes goes a long way toward helping people “overcome a lot of their prejudice.” Sitting in her office at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, speaking with me for an interview for SiriusXM Progress, Gonzalez first wanted to dispel some misinformation about her identity. She first came out as pansexual — which is distinct from bisexual because it defines an individual who is attracted to various gender identities — in 2012 after first being elected, noting that she’d dated transgender and "gender-queer" people. But it had been reported that she came out as lesbian first and then later came out as pansexual. But, she explained, "lesbian" was never an identity that she claimed for herself. “It’s a more complicated history,” she said. “The media labeled me [as a lesbian]. I always identified as queer or LGBT-identified or pan. When I first came out in politics, I used to say I was LGBT-identified and the media took that [as], ‘Well she must be lesbian’ as opposed to having a more complex understanding of our sexual community. And so, because of that I had to clarify that and say, ‘No, not lesbian. Love them. [laughs] but…’ I identify as pan and talk about what that means. And having those conversations does bring up gender diversity and the trans community. And so, I’ve been able to have a lot of conversations about that in the political world in Texas.” Changing minds by exposing people to the diversity of gender isn’t easy, Gonzalez says, but it can be done. “I’m not going to lie — those have a been a lot of difficult conversations at times,” she said. “But I think one of the best ways to combat homophobia and heterosexism is to use your own story as a tool for justice. So I tell my story, and these colleagues, while some people might have an impression about them, they also wind up being my friends. We work on other issues together. I’m on the agriculture committee. So I get to talk to a lot of conservative members and we care passionately about supporting agriculture in Texas. And we bond on those issues and then they really like me and they hear my story. And well, you know, I think that that they start to at least change their minds a little bit.” Gonzalez tells a story that underscores the there are many ways that work at helping make people connect with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender — and pansexual — people. “Last session I came onto the floor,” she said. “There were 3000 articles written about me. There were a lot of whispers, ‘Oh, there’s the — they don’t know a lot of language I use — they would go, ‘Oh there’s the gay one.’ And they would whisper. And I could hear it and it would be hurtful at times. But in March — because we started in January — March of 2013, one of the Republican legislators came up to me and put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Mary Edna, do you know you’re the same age as my daughter?’ And I said, ‘No sir, I had no idea.’ And he said, ‘Well, on this floor you’re my daughter.’ To build relationships that are grounded in familial ways helps people to understand and overcome a lot of their prejudice, their misunderstanding and their stereotypes.” Listen to the interview with Gonzalez below
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I was just thinking that RHOA and RHOBH are about to end, and this was the first time Bravo would have no Real Housewives airing, as RHONJ is on hold, and RHOC and RHONY are not ready to air. Until I read that Housewives of Melbourne has been given a primetime slot on Bravo in early March. Season 2!!! In my opinion, this may be the best of them all. So keeeep your Chinese Whisp-aaas to yourselves!
There's a watch forum I like to visit and look at pictures of things I will never own. I made the mistake of asking how so many people can afford to buy several multi-thousand dollar watches in a number of months and was immediately dog piled, flamed and pilloried. Apparently asking how Americans can afford to spend so much money is tantamount to communism, being a Socialist and wanting Obama to take all their stuff. So where do people get so much money to spend so freely?
Horrifying new statistics have been released which reveal that a gay boy in India was forced to have sex with his mother in an attempt to ‘cure’ him of being gay. ‘Corrective rapes’ are carried out n order to attempt to ‘cure’ a gay or lesbian person of their sexuality. The practice is reported by the LGBT Collective to have taken place over a dozen times in five years in Telangana, southern India, where family members such as cousins are selected to attempt to ‘cure’ a gay person of their same-sex attractions. In one disturbing case, a boy was forced to have sex with his mother in an attempt to make him ‘turn’ straight. Other reports include a young lesbian being raped by her cousin, and others who were raped by their own brothers. Speaking to the Times of India, a spokesman for the Collective said the rapes often go unreported, because victims are so traumatised by the practice. Over the past five years, the group says it has had fifteen ‘corrective rapes’ reported, but that they were “sure that there are many more cases”. The spokesman, Vyjayanti Mogli said: “We came across such cases not because they reported the rape, but because they sought help to flee their homes.” Sometimes a girl may have been promised to one of her cousins at birth, so her fiancé would be the one to carry out the rape.
I've done some cleaning, finished the laundry and got dinner started. Now I have nothing to do. Anyone want to chat? What's going on today? This week? What are you having for dinner? Any friends coming over? Any dreams you wish you could have realized?
Gay Georgia florist Carlton Jeffcoat was asked by CNN what he would do if the Supreme Court ruled that he couldn't discriminate against gays anymore. "I don't care what anyone says," said Jeffcoat. "I serve a God that is higher than any Supreme Court judge. It's called the judge of the universe!" He said it doesn't matter if it's the law because he would break the law and not serve gays NO MATTER WHAT! His mother Melissa Jeffcoat agreed. "Jesus died on the cross for me, so that's the least I can do for him [to discriminate against gays]." Interestingly, she said that she would willingly serve a customer who committed adultery, but not a gay person: "It's just a different kind of sin to me, and I just don't believe in it." Across town at another flower shop, employee Jennifer Williams told CNN's Gary Tuchman that she "couldn't" serve a same-sex couple who sought arrangements for their union. "It doesn't mean that I love them any less, because I don't," Williams said. "You can still love someone even if you don't serve them." All these florists said they need the Georgia Religious Freedom bill to pass because they need to be able to discriminate against the gays.
When I was in high school I had a chance to transfer to a vocational school that had a culinary program. I would have graduated with my HS diploma and a culinary certificate as well as getting to do a co-op in restaurants to learn the business. When I asked my parents to sign the transfer my mother refused saying I wasn't going to go to some fancy school and cook cakes all day. Years later she told me she said no because she was jealous of the meals I prepared and how everyone raved about my cooking. She justified her decision by saying when she was a girl she had a chance to learn dressmaking with a seamstress and my grandmother said no, saying my mother had to learn to be a housewife and get a husband, not learn how to make dresses "for rich ladies".
I'll pass the DL hat to collect for the baby gift.
The entire cast (10 men/10 women) will be voted in by the fans. Link is below (you have to sign up as a CBS website member unfortunately) Fans can vote until 5/20 (when the finale airs and the cast will be revealed) They kind of make it pretty easy --- a bunch of these folks are unrecognizable (ALL have only ever played once before) Thread per request - to discuss who you will/will not vote for.
With Special Guest Star Mrs. Revlon.
I'm really into guys who smoke cigars.
Taking out the garbage. Week after week I have to haul bags to the fucking curb like some kind of indentured servant.
Bruce Jenner lands his first major magazine cover as a woman! His fame whore daughters (especially Kim K.) must be jealous as hell! "Bruce Jenner Lands First Post-Transition Cover Shoot With Vanity Fair" Bruce Jenner has landed an upcoming cover for Vanity Fair, the first print photo shoot and interview since the former Olympian revealed plans to transition from male to female. People magazine reports that Annie Leibovitz will shoot Jenner as a woman — a first for a celebrity athlete who has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from Sports Illustrated to GQ. Reps for Vanity Fair, Liebovitz, and Jenner have not yet responded to requests for comment. Jenner’s Vanity Fair pictorial is set to hit stands this summer. During a recent Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce special, taped earlier this year, Jenner told stepdaughter Khloé Kardashian he was planning to fully transition "probably in the spring." Jenner will chronicle his new life as a woman in an eight-part docuseries premiering in July on E! If Jenner indeed reveals himself as female for the first time, it could net record-breaking newsstand sales for the Conde Nast title — whose best-selling cover, in September 2005, featured Jennifer Aniston‘s first interview after separating from Brad Pitt. Leibovitz, a veteran photographer, most recently photographed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast for Vanity Fair’s June cover and has chronicled the world’s biggest celebrities over her 40-plus year career, including Michael Jackson, George Clooney, Queen Elizabeth II, Johnny Depp, and Lady Gaga.
“Your brother created ISIS,” the young woman told Jeb Bush. And with that, Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old college student, created the kind of confrontational moment here on Wednesday morning that presidential candidates dread. Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had just concluded a town-hall-style meeting when Ms. Ziedrich demanded to be heard. “Governor Bush,” she shouted as audience members asked him for his autograph. “Would you take a student question?” Mr. Bush whirled around and looked at Ms. Ziedrich, who identified herself as a political science major and a college Democrat at the University of Nevada. She had heard Mr. Bush argue, a few moments before, that America’s retreat from the Middle East under President Obama had contributed to the growing power of the Islamic State. She told the former governor that he was wrong, and made the case that blame lay with the decision by the administration of his brother George W. Bush to disband the Iraqi Army. “It was when 30,000 individuals who were part of the Iraqi military were forced out — they had no employment, they had no income, and they were left with access to all of the same arms and weapons,” Ms. Ziedrich said. She added: “Your brother created ISIS.” Mr. Bush interjected. “All right. Is that a question?” Ms. Ziedrich was not finished. “You don’t need to be pedantic to me, sir.” “Pedantic? Wow,” Mr. Bush replied. Then Ms. Ziedrich asked: “Why are you saying that ISIS was created by us not having a presence in the Middle East when it’s pointless wars where we send young American men to die for the idea of American exceptionalism? Why are you spouting nationalist rhetoric to get us involved in more wars?” Mr. Bush replied: “We respectfully disagree. We have a disagreement. When we left Iraq, security had been arranged, Al Qaeda had been taken out. There was a fragile system that could have been brought up to eliminate the sectarian violence.” He added: “And we had an agreement that the president could have signed that would have kept 10,000 troops, less than we have in Korea, could have created the stability that would have allowed for Iraq to progress. The result was the opposite occurred. Immediately, that void was filled.” He concluded: “Look, you can rewrite history all you want. But the simple fact is that we are in a much more unstable place because American pulled back.” Mr. Bush turned away. The conversation was over.
What do you think? It's interesting, but I got the impression that he was young, but he's really middle-aged or at least looks about 50 and she seems really lazy. And they are always shilling that damned cruise. Frank and Doria seem more real.
Since it was suggested, a Zayn solo thread. Posted in the previous thread but I think it's worth posting again... According to Liam, Zayn quit the band because he misses his family and "the missus". Glad they are still good friends.
Are there any cartoon lovers on DL?
For some reason the "scandal" thread got closed down. For those fans posting on the old thread, Seann William Scott just starred in a direct-to-video movie called JUST BEFORE I GO. It looks awful and it got bad reviews, but I plan to watch it because I've always been a supporter of this hottie. There's also a GOON sequel coming out. For those he said he's a bad actor who never made a good movie, lighten up! He's a genius at comic delivery and most actors (or people) as hot as him aren't willing to make such asses of themselves so brilliantly for our enjoyment. The following movies are GREAT: AMERICAN WEDDING AMERICAN REUNION ROLE MODELS DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? THE GOON BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH OLD SCHOOL has its moments and FINAL DESTINATION is an enduring legacy, for better or for worse.
Thank god short shorts are making a comeback!
The sad thing about life is that one usually dies before so many confounding mysteries are solved. These mysteries keep me going! I'm thinking I'll probably be dead before the world knows who killed JonBenét Ramsey, and that's infuriating because I really want to know who did. So if you're reading this and I'm dead and the mystery has been solved, please text 1-800-TEL-LEAH (secret PIN: Hell). If any mystery could be solved before you die, what would it be? Here are some ideas from me and the Gawker staff to get your mystery thoughts flowing. *What happened to Madeleine McCann? *Where is MH370? *Who is/was DB Cooper? *Did Amelia Earhart "go missing" to get away from her husband? *What happened with Matt Taibbi and First Look Media? *What if OJ "did it"? *Who killed Elliott Smith? *Who birthed Blue Ivy Carter?
Will TLC be confronted for ignoring pedo allegations while promoting Quiverfull-type family?
No more of that canned garbage, I'm making them homestyle now. They're creamier and tangier. My bf and party guests love it. Yay!
MAY 25, 2015 During his six years in Congress, Rep. Aaron Schock could count on commodity trader Darren Frye and his wife, Becky, for campaign cash, transportation and use of an upscale condominium in Chicago, according to records and sources. But now that Schock has resigned from Congress and is under federal investigation, his dealings with donors such as the Fryes could prove far from beneficial to him. Schock's use of the Fryes' condo and travel services may run afoul of campaign laws and House ethics rules, according to legal experts. In addition, some of the Fryes' campaign contributions have raised questions about possible "donor swapping," a practice that falls into a gray area in the law and can allow political candidates to effectively collect more from a single donor than is legal. A federal grand jury in Springfield has been hearing testimony amid a state and federal probe of the former congressman's use of taxpayer and campaign money. The grand jury is expected to hear from more witnesses in early June. The Fryes have been important donors to Schock and other Republicans. The couple has given more than $383,000 to Republican political committees and candidates for federal office since 2008, including $121,500 to Schock's committees and an affiliated GOP party committee. Darren Frye was Schock's guest at President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address. Records show Schock, 33, regularly traveled with help from a Frye company that operated a Cessna airplane. Sources said the former congressman frequently stayed at a condo off Chicago's Magnificent Mile owned by the couple. Neither Schock nor the Fryes responded to phone calls and emails seeking comment. The Fryes have not been accused of any wrongdoing. Darren Frye is president and CEO of two Peoria firms. Water Street Advisory Inc. offers commodity brokerage services. Water Street Solutions gives financial advice to farmers and sells them crop insurance. Becky Frye co-founded Water Street Solutions with him and, according to the National Futures Association, is a principal at the brokerage. The Fryes, who live outside Peoria in Washington, Ill., were among four Illinois donors who accompanied Schock on a March 2011 trip to Saudi Arabia, sources said. The other donors on the trip were two Schock friends: Peoria car dealer Jeff Green and Galesburg beer distributor Adam Vitale. Schock never reported the trip, as required by the federal Ethics in Government Act. Vitale said he paid for his own ticket and declined to say more. Green has declined to comment on the trip. Schock's top aide and two other lawmakers on the trip said in travel disclosure reports the Saudi government paid their expenses. Condo and travel According to three sources, Schock regularly stayed at one or both of two high-end condominiums in downtown Chicago owned by the Fryes. The properties, one of which has since been sold, were held in the name of another Frye venture, D&B Developers LLC. House lawmakers are prohibited from accepting personal hospitality at a property owned by a corporation or firm. If the stays were a gift to Schock, he was required to put them on his annual financial disclosures. He did not. If Schock used a Frye condo for campaign business and did not reimburse the couple, that should have shown up in Federal Election Commission reports as an in-kind contribution. If he did pay them, it should have been reported to the FEC as an expenditure. Reports reflect neither. One source said Schock used a Frye condo at least five and as many as 15 times. One of the Frye condos "was Aaron Schock's condo, basically," he said. "They would allow him to have free rein." The transportation provided by the Fryes also could pose a problem for Schock. [More of article here]:
CAITLYN JENNER, CAITLYN JENNER, CAITLYN JENNER!
On his Instagram today:
NBC in Talks to Keep Brian Williams With New Role (Report) May 31, 2015 | 08:43AM PT, Alex Stedman, News Editor, Variety.com NBC is reportedly trying to keep Brian Williams, even if that means a new role outside of the “Nightly News” desk. According to a new report from CNN Money, NBC execs are looking for a new place for Williams at the network. Negotiations are not yet complete, but Williams could also end up walking away from the Peacock following a financial statement. NBC News chairman Andy Lack has apparently backed the idea of keeping Williams, and sources told CNN that one meeting asked employees to “think creatively” in terms for a place for the former “Nightly News” anchor. Reps for NBC News declined to comment on Sunday. NBC suspended Williams for six months without pay in February in the wake of a scandal over misleading statements he made about his time covering the Iraq War in 2003. Williams was previously the most-watched evening news anchor in the U.S.
Men's SHIRTS! Short SKIRTS! Whooo! Whoooooo!
Happy birthday to openly gay actor Wesley Eure who turns 60 today. He''s probably best known for playing Will Marshal on LAND OF THE LOST and Mike Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
Eight times a day through various email addresses. I couldn't stand to do any more entries. It's a supposed "modern Farmhouse" in Austin. They can keep it and give me the money. I'm worried I won't win because if my email gets picked, they'll check and see I live in a very expensive zip code and zillow says my house is worth $1.3M. It's not -- it's just a small house on a street with $2-$6M houses. The area was all farms when I bought here. How was I supposed to know it was going to become a 1% mecca? I don't have enough land to even get near a measly million. The inside of the Austin house isn't too bad, but the outside is fug.
... get a load of those outfits. From Dawn Davenport on parade to a flirty pleather number, she's wearing everything but the 3-Way Poncho.
Remember him from Falcon Crest? Who else thought he was a sexy guy?
I just love him. He posted this pic to Facebook with the caption: "Jump Rope - (bottom half is naked)".
Have you ever been to Åre or Aspen? Someone once told me skiing in North America is less enjoyable because it's much colder than skiing in the Alps. Any truth in that? Personally, I've never been skiing and have only been to the mountains/ski resorts in summer. I'm looking forward to going one day. Pic of Åre @ link.
Quinn Jaxon's new thread, since the last one got closed...
Why isn't this considered a camp classic? It's got everything. Songs about orgasms, dancing penises. And my favorite song title "Lesbian Butch Dyke". I don't think it's ever even aired on television. It's got Shirley Feeney and the woman from SOAP in it (doing a Carmen Miranda impression)before they hit it really big.
This openly gay A- list celebrity who manages to appear on multiple reality shows and even a scripted show, hires male strippers to come to his place a few times a week. He never gets close enough to touch them, but has them dance for him for an hour or two at a time. Apparently he sits there like a statue. Celebrity: Tim Gunn? Reality shows: "Project Runway", "Under the Gunn", "Guide to Style" Scripted show: "Sofia the First" This closeted barely hanging on to A list mostly television actor who got his fame in movies before heading to a miserable excuse for a television show, has been a frequent visitor to NYC gay clubs and peep shows and is basically having non-stop sex with guys. Guess: Elijah Wood?
‘Into the Woods’ reunion at BAM! It’s the show that just won’t die! Who will pull out at the last minute? Chita is pulling out all the stops to secure her Tony! What a luncheon! Should Kristi Dawn be worried? Tommy Tune irate that his Tony speech won’t be telecast! What should he do to let his anger be known? Trip Cullman?? Zzzzzz...
What ever happened to the old broad? She needs to have her own show again. FABULOUS!
While there have been numerous blinds about him being a so called ladies man, there have always been whispers about his private life. These two blind items are ant even blind. This B list singer recently hooked up with this A list quarterback and he might be great on the field but she said he had no idea what he was doing in bed and she knows the sex lasted under 30 seconds because he started and finished during the same commercial on television. The Future of this mystery woman’s public image was beginning to look grim… until one pro-footballer bumped the newly single mum, baby and all! We’re told that’s why the female pop singer signed on to play beard for this quarterback. Word from inside the NFL deems the situation to be a win-win for both parties, especially with him carrying a rep for being “white-washed” AND secretly living “Like a Girl.” * Incidentally, there was a thread on this the other day, without the stories. Frankly, if true, it would be fabulous in Seattle.
People who work on movie sets like the wardrobe people who see he stars in all their glory: no lifts, hairpieces/wigs, no underwear, etc...who can tell us the real deal, like which star has hidden penis syndrome, which one is actually 5'6" instead of 5'10 on their IMDB page, etc.
Rick Santorum says supreme court's gay marriage decision not 'final word' Republican presidential candidate calls on Congress, the president and citizens to fight back ‘when the supreme court gets it wrong’ Martin Pengelly in New York, Sunday 31 May 2015 14.40 EDT The Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday the supreme court would not “have the final word” on same-sex marriage in the US, saying that instead it would be “important for Congress and the president, frankly, to push back when the supreme court gets it wrong”. After the supreme court struck down the controversial Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) in June 2013, same-sex marriage has become legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia. The country’s highest court is due to decide the issue for good in a judgment expected to come down in June. Nonetheless Santorum, a self-proclaimed “blue collar conservative” who polled strongly with evangelical voters in the 2012 primaries and was appearing on NBC, said: “I think it’s important to understand that the supreme court doesn’t have the final word. It has its word. Its word has validity. But it’s important for Congress and the president, frankly, to push back when the supreme court gets it wrong.” Santorum was asked if he agreed with the former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, another Christian conservative and declared candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination, that on this issue the supreme court could be overruled by the states. “I don’t advocate civil disobedience,” he said. “I do advocate the role of an informed citizen to try to overturn when a court makes a mistake and gets an issue wrong. “I think the supreme court has as an equal branch of government the ability to overrule Congress and the president; they do it all the time,” the former US senator from Pennsylvania added. “But I also feel it’s the role of the Congress and the president to push back. It’s important that they be understood to be equal branches of government.” Santorum outlined a situation, from his own experience in the Senate, in which legislation ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court could be altered and passed again, causing the court to reverse its opinion. Asked if he would fight the supreme court in such a manner if it legalised same-sex marriage, he referred to the ruling which safeguards abortion rights in the US when he said: “Of course I’d fight it. Roe vs Wade was decided 30-something years ago [in fact 1973, 42 years ago] and I continue to fight it because the court got it wrong. “And I think if the court decides this case in error I will continue to fight, as I have on the issue of life. That’s the role of a citizenry. We’re not bound by what nine people say in perpetuity.” More than 60% of Americans now support the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
It will need work. [quote]A duplex penthouse at 1045 Fifth Avenue, a bronze-glass apartment building in a neighborhood where limestone and brick prewar co-ops are more the norm, sold to Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, for $15,500,000, and was the most expensive closed sale of the week, according to city records.
It's like the people in the movie never learn! How many times to the dinosaurs have to run amok before they realize this is a bad idea? I feel like the guy in Airplane, "They knew what they were getting into when they bought the ticket, I say let them crash!"
Victoria Grayson here, bitches.
I'm the camera jiggling up and down to indicate someone crashed into a building or a tree.
I suspect a grifter I know is using the name and credentials of a real person to make his way through life.
One thing that always bothered me is that they had him try on the *actual* bloody gloves during the trial. Why didn't they acquire a brand new pair of the exact same gloves so that the jury could see what those gloves *would have* fit like had they not been soaked in blood & allowed to dry?
30 May 2015 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are slated to sit down with Fox’s Megyn Kelly next week to discuss the scandal involving their son Josh’s admitted sexual molestation of five young girls, including his sisters. In a press release, the Duggars write: “Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.” Revelations over a week ago by In Touch Weekly have rocked the reality show family, with TLC pulling their show off the air as advertisers flee the now-less than-wholesome Christian family show, 19 Kids and Counting. While it remains to be seen exactly how hard-hitting former attorney Megyn Kelly’s questions will be be for the Christian couple, the appearance by the two for a half-hour program on Fox will massively increase coverage of the Duggar family by the network which has avoided the controversy like a biblical plague since the story broke. According to Media Matters, Fox News devoted less than 2 minutes to the breaking Duggar molestation story during the normally news-less Memorial Day holiday weekend, while at the same time, Fox “media analyst” Howard Kurtz knocked the other networks for “piling on.” Since that time, the network has found time to demonstrate how not to change a car tire and shared a recipe for Ainsley’s Southern Pimento cheese. The Duggars appearance on The Kelly Files is slated for Wednesday, June 3.
A lot of DL people think he was too "girly"? But there are so many hot videos that are instant hardons . . .
Eva Green and her beautiful bevvy of hot men, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, and Josh Hartnett, are back for another season of the amazingly dark and complex Showtime original series.
When do you think this will happen and from what? I keep hoping that random guy who was also a mastermind can emerge from the woodwork and rework this country so that, if not number 1, it can remain number 2 for maybe another few hundred years.
I got vers., which is exactly what I am. So remember that the next time someone tells you vers. means bottom.
Never liked this kraut. "German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no plans to push for the legalization of same-sex marriage, despite the overwhelming support of a marriage equality referendum in Ireland last week. Germany has had civil partnerships for same-sex couples since 2001, but it remains one of the only countries in Western Europe where gays and lesbians cannot legally wed. On Wednesday, Merkel's coalition agreed to make what Reuters called "small changes" to the civil partnerships rules. For example, the words "life partner" will be included instead of just "spouse." But the chancellor's spokesman said Germany will not be following in Ireland's footsteps anytime soon. "Today was an important milestone in dismantling discrimination and the chancellor is pleased about that," Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert told Reuters. "But same-sex marriages are not a goal of this government." Last week, Irish citizens voted in a landslide to change the country's constitution to define marriage as a union "by two persons without distinction as to their sex." The vote made Ireland the first country to approve marriage equality in a popular national vote. Calls for Germany to move forward on marriage equality picked up after the Irish vote. "You would think what the Irish Catholics can do, we could do, too," Jens Spahn, an openly gay politician from Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union, told Die Welt. “If the US Supreme Court rules soon on gay marriage the way the Irish people have, that will raise the question of why Germany is living in the 20th century on this issue and not the 21st,” added Volker Beck, a Green Party member, in an interview with the Irish Times. Polls also show that approximately 75 percent of the German public supports same-sex marriage. But Merkel's CDU remains opposed to pushing for legalization over fears that it could upset voters on the right. And the chancellor has long held that same-sex unions should not be called marriage. "I personally want to preserve the privileged tax position of marriages because our constitution envisions marriage and family as being directly related and both are placed under the special protection of the institutional framework," Merkel said in 2012, referring to a proposal to extend tax breaks to same-sex partners. "At the same time I think it is correct for us to have provided the same rights in some areas to registered homosexual partnerships as marriage, like in inheritance taxes or in public services law." But in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron found that his advocacy for marriage equality did not hurt him at the polls at all. Cameron, a center-right politician who leads the Conservative Party, pushed for the legalization of same-sex marriage in parliament in 2013, over the concerns of many members of his party. Instead of taking a hit at the polls, he recently won a second term, despite predictions that the Labour Party would win out. Gay rights advocates in Germany say that anything short of the freedom to marry remains a disappointment. "Gays and Lesbians mustn't have the feeling that they are second class citizens in Germany compared to other parts of Europe," said Christine Lüders, director of the German Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency. Vice President Joe Biden, who is Catholic with Irish roots, praised Ireland's vote on Wednesday, saying voters "took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality."
Let's try keeping the conversation to one thread. I knew Howard went in drag for his "Miss America" book, even hitting David Letterman all dolled up, but I had no idea the entire show gender-swapped. Billy West looks like he's right out of "Drag Race".
During the week, 34-year-old Ottawa native Jimmy is happily married to Judy, 35. They have two children, ages three and four. Jimmy is a project manager for the government, and he often travels for his job. Judy is a teacher. They have been together since high school. Jimmy takes his vows seriously and would never leave Judy, because he loves her and his children. Not only do he and his wife share children and friends, they also do sporting activities and go on vacations together. They are both very active people. They have a great life together. But Judy can’t give Jimmy everything he needs. During the weekend, Jimmy loves sucking men’s cocks. He feels he needs this quiet outlet away from his vanilla heterosexual lifestyle. But if Judy were privy to this secret, he fears she would leave him. “I started cruising for men as an army cadet in my late teens. I went out of town a lot and realized I liked oral sex with men, but I didn’t want to be labelled gay or bisexual. I also didn’t want to lose Judy,” says Jimmy. Aside from the odd out-of-town bathhouse, Jimmy says he meets most of these men on Craigslist. He posts a free ad, usually consisting of the words “I’m looking for a guy to please.” He specifies that he’s looking only for oral, not anal, evenings before 10pm, aged 40 and under. Throughout the workday, Jimmy checks his BlackBerry for emails from a nondescript Gmail account. Pictures of penises, abs, daddies and trans men are sent from guys looking for an after-dinner assignation. He’s picky and only goes out a few times a month.
Gird your loins.
I was looking at this pretty zany "Liberace goes to Swinging London Special" from 1968, clip on YT...and sure enough... someone comes on and does yet another version of The Shadow Of Your Smile. I mean, how many times did a person need to hear that back then? Then there's the song 'Sunny'. In more recent times they put out a double CD of its various covers... 'Yesterday' is an obvious other one. Hundreds! Also..in reference to Liberace's visit to London. Funny how they sent these older folks to London (I'm thinking of you too Lucy) as though some of the groovy magic would rub off on them. The results were usually tragic. Here's Liberace...and yes, he and his dancers have made it to Carnaby Street...now that's something to sing and dance about!
Pity the PR working on the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour. First Robert Downey Jr walked out of a Channel 4 News interview when asked about his drug addict past - now two of the film’s stars other have been criticised for telling Digital Spy that Scarlett Johansson’s character the Black Widow is a “slut”. When asked about the character’s relationship with Bruce (the Hulk), Jeremy Renner deadpanned “she’s a slut”, prompting his co-star Chris Evans to burst out laughing and add: “I was going to say something along that line.” “She a complete whore,” Renner then added. “She’s a slut… She has a prosthetic leg anyway.” The comments have outraged fans, with many stating how disappointed they are. Tumblr user incpetion summed it up, saying: The general public, has always given Natasha [the Black Widow] a bad wrap, because she’s a female character. People constantly throw sexist remarks at her, calling her a slut for no reason, etc. The MCU (marvel comic universe) has always been a white male dominated place, with not much room for women, or POC (people of colour), and we’re really disappointed that Jeremy and Chris didn’t take this question and the interview as an opportunity to emphasise that the sexism given to black widow isn’t okay, but promoted the sexism through their own sexist actions. Watch their full remarks below
Is it possible? I keep thinking it could be possible, not in the sexual manner but in the romantic manner.
The other thread is full, and we need to provide emotional support to Brandon, Cameron and Abe the only studs left whose taints are untouched by dick or dildo (at least on film). Stay strong and whatever you do don't sign up with Men.com!
Top, bottom? Did he ever have a black boyfriend? How bad are his issues?
I was emailed by a friend from HS who invited me to a BBQ where a lot of our old classmates were going to be. I passed, but he pressed me saying it would be fun. I went and I did have fun, especially after Gary arrived. I considered him my best friend through HS. He tells me that he actually hated my guts. It turns out on the first day of grade seven we were all sitting in home room and Gary said he was really excited and I said, "Why, did your mommy buy you new underwear?" which got a laugh, even from the teacher. We hung out all the way to grade 10 when he moved away. When I asked if he hated me why did he remain friends with me, he said because he was looking for an opportunity to embarrass me like I did him. When I told him nothing he ever said or did embarrassed me and I took it as friends busting each others balls, he just starred at me and then walked away. I should have stayed home.
A thread dedicated to the Blatino model turned actor that is possibly the hottest stud ever to be on daytime TV. Discuss.
WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling TMZ, he's gay ... and no, this isn't part of the act. Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, saying, "Absolutely. Look at me. I'm a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I'll tell you right now, I'm gay. And I'm happy. I'm very happy." For the record, Darren is now the first openly gay wrestler ever at WWE ... and the first headlining wrestler ever to come out while still signed to a major promotion. Other pro wrestlers have been rumored to be gay, but that's it ... just rumors. Bottom line: this is big, big news. For all its chauvinism and testosterone-driven bravado, coming out in WWE is tantamount to coming out in the NFL. Of course, wrestling is a little different, particularly because of how physical it is, and how little clothing is involved -- but Darren is completely unfazed.
Doesn't look that impressive.
Martin O’Malley was supposed to be the main liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. But when he announced his candidacy Saturday in Baltimore, he found that spot already taken by someone else. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is now Clinton’s top rival in early polls, beat the former Maryland governor to a presidential announcement by exactly a month, and to a outdoor kickoff rally by five days. Both men served two terms as mayor in the largest city in their states. Both were then elected statewide. And both returned to those cities this week to announce their underdog presidential campaigns. But the scenes were very different. O’Malley had several hundred, perhaps a thousand, supporters to cheer him on Saturday at a park overlooking Baltimore’s skyline. There were also about a dozen protesters, who heckled O’Malley over his policing policies as mayor. Sanders, on the other hand, drew more than 5,000 supporters in Burlington, a city of 40,000. A sea of fans overflowed the lakefront park Sanders helped build as mayor, and packed in behind portapotties and platforms, where they had no hope of a view. And it was not just the kickoffs. Both candidates this week visited Iowa where Sanders drew 700 in Davenport for the biggest rally any candidate of either party has seen in the state this election season, according to the New York Times. In a tiny town of Kensett, population 240, Sanders drew 300. O’Malley visited Davenport three days later and spoke to 50 supporters. He met another 200 in Des Moines later that night, according to the Des Moines Register. Meanwhile, Sanders headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he fired up an overflow crowd of more than 3,000 in a basketball gym, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Hundreds more listed from outside, unable to get in. On the Internet, 84,000 Facebook users generated 120,000 interactions about O’Malley in the 24 hours after his launch, according to the social networking company. In the same period after Sanders’ announcement, Facebook record 10 times the interactions – 1.2 million – from 592,000 different users. (Hillary Clinton blew both of them out of the water with 10.1 million interactions from almost 5 million users.) Craig Varoga, who served as O’Malley’s chief strategist on his 2010 reelection campaign, but is not involved with the candidate today, said O’Malley needs to find a way to deal with Sanders soon. “His first real challenge is dealing with Bernie Sanders’ campaign, rather than directly going after Hillary Clinton,” said Varoga. Only perhaps 30-40% of Democrats are currently not supporting Clinton. If O’Malley and Sanders split that bloc, neither will be seen as credible, Varoga said. “They have to find a way to talk about Sanders without talking about him. The worst thing is for one longshot to get in a fight with another longshot,” Varoga said. O’Malley’s camp, however, insists they’re not concerned about Sanders – in fact they welcome his success. As they see it, O’Malley’s more immediate challenge is breaking through the psychological barrier of Hillary Clinton’s inevitability. No candidate will be taken seriously until the idea that Clinton can lose is taken seriously. So the more any progressive alternative to Clinton rises in the polls, the better for everyone running to her left. “I think it’s an encouragement to my candidacy,” O’Malley said of Sanders on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. Why should progressive support O’Malley over Sanders? “Because I have a track record of actually getting things done, not just talking about things,” O’Malley added. The former governor’s allies view Sanders as essentially a protest candidate, while O’Malley is presidential. If they can convince voters there’s a chance for an alternative to actually win against Clinton, they think Sanders’ supporters will flock to the more electable O’Malley. Team O’Malley looks to the 2012 Republican presidential primary, in which nearly every candidate had a moment in the sun, and sees Sanders’ fling with Democratic primary voters as fleeting. And O’Malley’s allies are pointing to another historical parallel as well. “Bernie Sanders is in some ways like Sen. McCarthy was in 1968,” said former Maryland governor Parris Glendening, who is supporting O’Malley. The 1968 Democratic primary featured a thought-to-be-inevitable frontrunner in Lyndon Johnson, the incumbent president. None of the party’s top prospects dared challenge Johnson. But the Vietnam War created an opening for an anti-war progressive, exploited by underfunded longshot candidate Sen. Eugene McCarthy. After McCarthy came shockingly close to winning the New Hampshire primary, Robert F. Kennedy sensed Johnson’s weakness and jumped into the race. That prompted the once-inevitable president to throw in the towel on his reelection bid entirely and quit. Kennedy won a string of contests, but tragically did not make it to the Democratic Convention when he was assassinated after winning the California primary in June. In O’Malleyland’s eyes, Sanders is McCarthy and O’Malley is Kennedy, the young, handsome Catholic pol. While they agree on most issues, Sanders is an anti-politician at a time when politicians are not liked, while O’Malley looks like a central casting candidate. And without a critical issue like the Vietnam War where the candidates differ, it’s unclear if O’Malley can draw a clear contrast with his rivals and distinguish himself. “O’Malley’s advantage is that he’s not just out there on these issues, but he’s been very effective on these issues,” Glendening said, pointing to O’Malley’s track record in Maryland. “His other big advantage is organization,” Glendening added, pointing to the former governor’s years as a political organizer and operative before he sought elected office himself. “Sanders’ support is just a representation of the explosiveness of these issues,” he added. Indeed, even many of Sanders supporters don’t necessarily see him as presidential. And a danger for the self-proclaimed democratic socialist was on display this weekend, when he had to answer questions about a controversial 1972 essay, in which he wrote that women fantasize about being raped. Sanders called it “stupid” and said he was imitating the voice of the male chauvinist he was criticizing. For the meantime, though, both candidates will be focused squarely on Clinton, not each other.
The fifth installment in the legendary series of hot black guys. Let us celebrate fine ass brothas in the heart of Black History Month, and all year around!
This looks AWESOME!
Cyclist removed from naked bike ride for getting ‘overexcited’ 1st June 2015, 1:28 PM, Joseph Patrick McCormick A man who got naked for the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), at the weekend, had to be removed after he got a little bit excited. The cyclist, who was not identified, was taking part in the event in Canterbury, Kent, but was removed by police before the start, after he became “aroused”. According to witnesses, the view was “horrible”, and one person told Cambridge News: “I heard gasps and I turned around – it was a horrible sight. “It’s fair to say he was overexcited and got aroused. “It looked like he was enjoying the event a bit too much.” The cyclist was spoken to by police after being removed from the event. Organisers had previously told participants: “The police have confirmed they WILL act on ANY inappropriate behaviour and we, the organisers will support that. “If you are coming just to be a pain in the neck and to be the one to end this WNBR we’d rather you stayed at home.” Ride organiser Barry Freeman also commented, saying: “We do not accept this behaviour.” The WNBR is an event organised in order to draw attention to dangers faced by cyclists from other road users.
DL has some hate on for some stars that usually don't get it elsewhere. I'm not talking about the Madge/Janet war, I'm talking about some of the really negative comments that have surfaced here about other stars. Who has surprised you?
Is he on the D-list? A b-list? What the hell happened to his career?
Some studies suggest it might? Any thoughts ?
Because it's time... Because I just saw him on Nightline reporting live, and he'll be on GMA tomorrow, so no sleep for our Davey. Will he get a room at the Empire Hotel - just for old times' sake? And speaking of trois, who would be in his menage a trois? David, Peter Jennings, and Diane Sawyer working the dildo.
Two of these dangerous criminals have been arrested so far. More to cum...
Mama Mary Schmucker says this will be her last sesason. Having lots of fun in the English world, being shunned for two years has been a burden and she would like to return to the church. Season premiere is Sunday, May 31st @ 9:00 on TLC.
Holes Presented in a Vacuum
Matt Bomer has joined the all-star cast of MGM’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett and Jason Momoa are already in the saddle for the Western, which updates the 1960 movie that starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn. Antoine Fuqua is directing. With a script written by John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto, the new version’s story kicks off when a woman (Bennett) hires a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits that are led by a robber baron. Bomer will play the woman’s husband, a man who tries to stand up to the robber baron. Producing are Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black with Walter Mirisch and Fuqua serving as executive producers. Bomer, who received plenty of acclaim, including a Golden Globe win, for his performance in HBO’s The Normal Heart, will be the male lead opposite Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel, the newest season of the horror anthology. He also has Magic Mike XXL due for a July 1 release and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys in post. The actor, who is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen Jacobson, is also set to portray Hollywood icon Montgomery Clift in HBO's biopic Monty, which should shoot next year.
Is it wrong I stared at the buldge in his pants the whole time?
Does anyone here ever see this guy? He's on in the mornings here in New York, he dresses and acts like a sketchy used car salesman. He seems to think he's adorably funny, constantly snarks and then looks directly into the camera, he dresses like a Jersey mafia boss and does this weird thing where he bares his teeth when trying to smile. If you've seen him, you know what I'm talking about. It's incredibly weird. He also speaks in a rapid-fire way, like an auctioneer. Worst of all, the man can NOT forecast the weather. Every single week, without fail, he'll predict a "glorious weekend" or talk about how we'll have sun and "MAYBE a few clouds" in the coming weekend.. And every weekend he predicts this, we have clouds and rain 24/7. He seems terrified of actually reporting on what the actual weather for the day will be and fills his weather report with a lot of bullshit jokes and graphics but never just a straight weather forecast for the day. We generally suffer him each morning as we're both getting ready for work. And yes, I realize we can change the channel if we want to, but we like WABC's morning news team, with the exception of this horrible weather guy.
Her merged with Luke, taking on attributes. Kai's face lit up when Jeremy walked into the room. Kai's hot!
Well, that was a great opening! Glad to have Ollie, Felicity, Roy, and Diggle back!
I saw the show with Michael C Hall and he was great...Darren Criss is gonna suck isn't he?
Cleveland Abduction ... On Lifetime. What did you think?
It has always driven me absolutely bonkers. THAT IS SO WRONG. I MEAN SO WRONG.
The poem, "Please Master," includes detailed descriptions of sex between men. A Connecticut high school has suspended a teacher for reading an Allen Ginsberg poem to his class. The poem, “Please Master,” includes detailed descriptions of sex acts between two men, which parents and school administrators have called “highly inappropriate." I don’t understand how that actually got into a high school class,” said one parent of a student at South Windsor High School. “I can understand parents being really upset about it.” “I don’t feel that the content was appropriate whether it was a senior class or an honors class. It was a little bit much,” added another parent. “I’m not sure what the reasoning was behind reading that particular poem.”
There are hundreds of desperate refugees from different nationalities and religions escaping violence in their homeland for hopes of a better life. I'll include the Syrians already in Lebanese refugee camps. Who will provide for all of them?
At the Wall, Jon prepares for conflict. At Winterfell, Sansa tries to talk to Theon, while nearby Brienne waits for a sign. In the North, Stannis remains stubborn. In Dorne, Jaime attempts to reconnect with family.
I've heard her name, but it wasn't until I saw "Martha Marcy May Marlene" that I finally saw her in something. She's one of the worst actresses alive, but it seems like she's always starring in high profile roles. What is THAT all about?
My first reaction to so much is usually a negative one: how tacky, how boring, how ugly, I'm better that this, etc. Because of this, I think I have a tough time bonding to people and situations. I do believe much of this stems from bring an outsider all my life-- using eye-rolling as a defense mechanism. How can I turn this around and see the world in a more positive light?
First episode of next season. How the fuck did this happen??! She's playing the voice of a therapist.
Why couldn't Kris have also been in the car? Take the family out in one fell swoop.
I love that look! Both to observe and to participate in....in fact whenever I am naked without socks, I feel a little naked.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a group like Al-Gayda or Lezbollah that was devoted to the militant advancement of gay rights by destroying all the institutions that oppose it and the people who run them along with them?
05/30/2015 The developing news that indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert had paid to cover up alleged "sexual misconduct" with a former male student was a major focus on Rachel Maddow's Friday show. Maddow, joined by former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer discussed the legal elements of the case and if sexual abuse charges against Hastert and/or extortion charges against the former student should be expected.
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i used to just fine. Now I need porn, which sucks.
I am considering saving up for a trip to Japan in a few years. What are the must see things to do there? How did you guys like it compared to South Korea and China? What are the overrated and underrated experiences? The sex?
Electronic images exchanged. Nothing saved for the imagination. A night to remember -- but we never met. And then a sweet text this morning. Still, I feel compelled to send flowers and a cute thank-you card to User461, somewhere in Brazil. Didn't want to run for US Congress, anyway.
Who's your favourite candidate from the purported shortlist?
With last fall's death of Joan Rivers, it is now time to appoint a replacement for her spot on DL's Supreme Court. For those who don't know, DLSC is our highest judicial body, imparting wisdom on high-stakes topics like whether you should have the freedom to leave your shoes on when entering someone's home, the mayonnaise wars, guest towel etiquette, Janbot/Madge-stan disagreements, and the legality of cash bars at weddings. Current members: Chief Justice Ann Romano, Jensen Ackles, an empty Fleet enema bottle, Raul Esparza's bisexual cock, Alaina Reed Hall, the Dionne Quintuplets, an Olive Garden regional manager, and Jaclyn Smith's shelter cat Bootsie Gumdrop(s). Please nominate someone and state your reasons.
I love this!
What the FUCK? Kandi is talented (beautiful voice) sweet, kind, lovely ect... But all of these spinoffs really surprise me. As wonderful as she is, she is an absolute BORE to watch. And don't get me started on her enabling the behavior of her vile mother. She must have a huge Q rating and bring in serious ratings/positive focus group tests or something. My god she is like watching paint dry.
... and they've got those gorgeous twins.
Here's an article about diva-of-the-moment Adele and her list of demands for her concerts. In addition to all the booze and junk food (surprise, surprise) she requires her room to be stocked with Malboro Lights. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't smoking a really, really bad thing for your throat and lungs? Given this is how she makes her living, I would have thought she'd have more sense than to damage her throat and lungs with cigarette smoke. This is a woman who has just cancelled a series of concerts because of throat problems. This seems insane to me, but apparently a lot of singers (or those, like Britney, who pass for singers in some circles) smoke.
It had its ups and downs, but the first few seasons and last season was great. I miss Hilda and Justin and Marc and Amanda. And Bobby, sex on a stick. And Wilhelmina! I usually don't miss shows once they are gone...but this felt like it should have had a few more lives. (Versus the dreadful Grey's Anatomy that will. not. DIE.)
Alba covers the latest issue of Forbes not as an actress, but as a co-founder of The Honest Company, launched in 2011 as a producer of eco-friendly, beautifully designed, affordable baby products. The company has skyrocketed from $10 million in revenue in 2012 to a predicted $250 million for 2015, and expanded their product line to include bath and body, vitamins, bags and more.
I am enjoying it thoroughly. Anyone watching? I like the actress playing the lead character and her clones, and really enjoy the gay foster brother (I've always had a thing for hot campy guys). Maria Doyle Kennedy does "woebegone and stern" very well (The Tudors; Downton), but I have a feeling she'll get a chance to show more as the foster mom/grandmother as this goes on. Is the setting supposed to be Toronto?
Netflix series with Kyle Chandler and Sissy Spacek. Anyone watch?
I say pissy but what do I know
He supported the most reprehensible pro-gun legislation in recent memory. When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders jumped into the 2016 presidential race, he was widely hailed as a far-left socialist who would appeal to the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. A liberal challenge to Hillary Clinton, said Politico. True progressives’ liberal alternative, trumpeted FiveThirtyEight. But before liberal Democrats flock to Sanders, they should remember that the Vermont senator stands firmly to Clinton’s right on one issue of overwhelming importance to the Democratic base: gun control. During his time in Congress, Sanders opposed several moderate gun control bills. He also supported the most odious NRA–backed law in recent memory—one that may block Sandy Hook families from winning a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the gun used to massacre their children. Sanders, an economic populist and middle-class pugilist, doesn’t talk much about guns on the campaign trail. But his voting record paints the picture of a legislator who is both skeptical of gun control and invested in the interests of gun owners—and manufacturers. In 1993, then-Rep. Sanders voted against the Brady Act, which mandated federal background checks for gun purchasers and restricted felons’ access to firearms. As a senator, Sanders supported bills to allow firearms in checked bags on Amtrak trains and block funding to any foreign aid organization that registered or taxed Americans’ guns. Sanders is dubious that gun control could help prevent gun violence, telling one interviewer after Sandy Hook that “if you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don’t think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen.” (He has since endorsed some modest gun control measures.) None of these views are particularly shocking for a Vermont representative: Sanders’ deep-blue state has both high gun ownership and incredibly lax gun laws, and it’s perfectly logical for the senator to support his constituents’ firearms enthusiasm. And a close friend of Sanders once said that the senator “thinks there’s an elitism in the anti-gun movement.” But Sanders’ vote for a different kind of pro-gun bill is more puzzling—and profoundly disturbing. In 2005, a Republican-dominated Congress passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). This law doesn’t protect gun owners; it protects gun manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers. The PLCAA was the No. 1 legislative priority of the National Rifle Association for years, because it shields gun makers and dealers from most liability when their firearms are used criminally. It is one of the most noxious pieces of pro-gun legislation ever passed. And Bernie Sanders voted for it. (Sanders’ campaign has not replied to a request for comment.) Because the PLCAA deals with tort law—not a topic of great interest for most Americans—it didn’t stir much outrage when first passed. But the act’s primary purpose is as simple as it is cold-blooded. Every state imposes liability on manufacturers who are negligent in their production and sale of products. If I crash my Prius because its accelerator malfunctions, I can sue Toyota for negligently manufacturing a faulty pedal. If my child dismembers himself with a blender at Sears, I can sue Sears for negligently leaving that blender within a child’s reach. If I get stabbed by a teenager with a switchblade, I might be able to sue the pawn shop owner who illegally sold a knife to a minor. Before the PLCAA, most states imposed some form of tort liability on gun makers and sellers. If a gun manufacturer made an assault rifle that could slaughter dozens of people in a few seconds, for instance, one of its victims might sue the company for negligently making a gun that could foreseeably be used for mass murder. If a gun seller sold a gun to a customer without performing any kind of background check—and then the buyer opened fire on the subway—his victims might sue that seller for negligently providing a gun to a mentally unstable person. The standards in each state differed, but the bottom line remained the same: Victims of gun violence and their families could recover financially from the people and companies who negligently enabled gun violence. The PLCAA changed all that. Remarkably, the act wiped out gun liability laws in all 50 states, rendering them invalid except for a handful of narrow exceptions. (So much for states’ rights.) Thanks to the law, victims of mass shootings are barred from suing the companies that produced a wartime weapon that no civilian could ever need. With few exceptions, victims cannot sue a gun seller for negligently providing a semiautomatic weapon to a lunatic who shoots them in a movie theater. Even if a jury decides a gun maker or seller should be liable, the PLCAA invalidates its verdict. The law tramples upon states’ rights, juries’ rights, and fundamental precepts of America’s civil justice system. And it received Bernie Sanders’ support—in both 2003 (when it was first introduced) and 2005 (when it finally passed). Every few years, the families of mass shooting victims take gun makers to court for creating a weapon seemingly designed to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible. Every time, they run headfirst into the PLCAA. Right now, the families of Sandy Hook victims are searching for a loophole in the law, so they can sue Bushmaster for making the gun that sent 154 bullets through 20 children and six adults in 264 seconds. They will probably fail. Several liberal congressional representatives have recently spoken out against the PLCAA, and if Democrats retake both houses of Congress, they may make repealing the law a priority. Hillary Clinton, who voted against the act as a senator, would almost certainly sign a repeal bill. Would a President Bernie Sanders? Until he says otherwise, we have every reason to believe the ostensible progressive hero would stand behind the vile legislation he championed just a decade ago.
is undeniable in these Daily Mail photos. Scroll down and you can see a worm-like vein running down her forehead. She has no facial fat or body fat. Even before her post-cancer reconstruction, she had breast implants because she has no breast fat. Is AJ known to be an obsessive exerciser or does she just starve herself?
How are gays treated in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Thai, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Cook Islands, Pearl Islands, Redemption Island, Borneo, Marquesas, Palau, Caramoan, Cagayan, Tocantins, South Pacific, One World, Samoa? Are they out? Closeted? Go out to gay clubs? Use Grindr? Use Tindr? Use Truvia? Are they discriminated against because of religion? Probably not when the religion is Buddhaism, right?
We liking it or hating it? I have found some seriously hot guys on there, and they are not shy. Lots of tilted-head teenage whores with mental issues that want to talk. Mundane things like people walking their dog. The British seem to love it.
...and still drinking.
Please let this fail miserably at the box office!
Martin O’Malley entered the race for the 2016 Democratic nomination and immediately injected a negative tone by attacking Bernie Sanders on ABC’s This Week. Transcript via ABC News: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: How are you even gonna get into the pole position right now? I mean, Bernie Sanders– taken out a lotta the same progressive positions you have– has kind of shot up– in both the national polls and– and Iowa and New Hampshire the last– few weeks. Is– that’s a challenge to your candidacy. GOVERNOR O’MALLEY: Well, I think it’s an encouragement to my candidacy, and for this reason. I think that– the public is looking for new leadership, leadership that doesn’t apologize for having progressive values. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: –why should progressive voters pick you over Bernie Sanders? GOVERNOR O’MALLEY: Because I have a track record of actually getting things done, not just talking about things. If Martin O’Malley thinks that Bernie Sanders is all talk, America’s veterans have a few points that they would like to make. It was a Bernie Sanders bill that reformed veterans’ health care last year. Bernie Sanders played a critical role as Chairman of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee, the legislative response to the VA crisis. On Saturday, the Postal Service backed off of a plan to close 82 more mail processing plants thanks to pressure from Sen. Sanders. Bernie Sanders did more yesterday at the federal level than O’Malley has done in his entire career. O’Malley is trying to play the “executive experience” card, but it isn’t going to work. Martin O’Mally is trying to be both the young agent of change and the seasoned executive. His strategy is similar to the one being used by Scott Walker in the Republican primary. In fact, O’Malley’s style of campaigning would be a better fit for the Republican primary. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running civil and issue-focused campaigns. O’Malley is trying to change the tone of the primary with attacks on both Clinton and Sanders, but these attacks aren’t what the vast majority of Democrats are interested in. Martin O’Malley can’t separate himself on the issues because Sanders has already staked out the more liberal positions, so he has to throw bombs to get attention. O’Malley completely underestimated the popularity of Bernie Sanders, and attacking an opponent who doesn’t run negative ads is destined to backfire on the campaign and harm his chances with Democratic primary voters.
I'm as normal a gay man as you'll find, but I really believe that the development of masculinity in industrial society, where it serves no practical purpose, has been the greatest of all curses on mankind. You see it reflected here on datalounge, where all the meanness, the cuts, the people who would tell a suicide to jump, the constant belittling of others as feminine and therefore "other" - well, it's all too silly, too stupid, and too counterproductive. How do we eliminate this poison from modern life? As gays, we have a unique responsibility to make this happen, but it seems like such a difficult task as so many people aren't even aware of how they are shaped by this silliness.
About a month ago, I suddenly realized the rough skin on my elbow was actually a rash. I saw the dermatologist who said I had psoriasis. Ever since then, even though I've used the topical medication he gave me, it won't go away, and I'm getting isolated spots of it on odd places on my body; an ear, a finger, and on my arms and legs. Mostly, it doesn't itch and doesn't necessarily hurt. (though leaning on my elbows can be annoying.) I've never had anything like it before nor have a history in my family. Anyone have this and what did you do?
I watched it earlier On Demand and thought it has potential. Did you like it?
I have gone a few dates with a guy, a great guy (so far), who's over a year "sober". I'm a casual drinker, which he doesn't seem to have any problem with whatsoever. My two best friends, also casual drinkers, say this is a HUGE red flag, that alcoholics, even ones in recovery, are difficult to deal with. Sort of like dating a christian when you're an atheist. I have a college friend who is in recovery, and I adore her. Other than that, I don't have much interface with addicts, I guess. Have any DLers dated or are dating a recovering alcoholic? Was it worth it? Am I being ridiculous even asking this?
Have any of you ever experienced this?
It drives me insane. I work with a woman who does this to everyone. What''s even worse is that her very loud interruptions usually have nothing to do with the topic of discussion. Also she will often walk into a room loudly proclaiming something. This woman practically yells when she speaks. What is wrong with people who behave this way? Do they even realize what they are doing?
I'm embracing Beta, but it still needs troll-dar.
Keep it going, girls. Anyway, I can't believe any of you think DTM cannot snatch another hot piece of *ss in NYC. A very attractive man of his means and stature is the gay golden fleece. He's swimming in it! GB is just a distant memory for him.
For making my film the number one film in the world !
Per request of all those in the "what makes a nice ass, a nice ass" thread, who appreciate that phat ass! The rest of Nick is nice too :)
What are yours?
What happened to his career?
Another HGTV mantra. While House Hunters in mainland US want the granite countertops and jack and Jill bathrooms, the HHI episodes set anywhere in a warm climate have to have a house "within walking distance of the beach." After the Boxing Day and Japanese tsunamis, the last place I want to live is within walking distance of the beach. Even Hurricane Sandy proved you shouldn't live within walking distance of an ocean or bay. Poll: would you want to live within walking distance to the beach if you could?
while you're not? For me it's Dave Chaves. Owns a beach house, as well as a home on several acres of land. Drives a Mercedes and takes great vacations. I don't have or do any of the above.
Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has died of brain cancer, his father announced on Saturday. The younger Mr. Biden was 46. Mr. Biden had spent more than a week receiving treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington. In a statement Saturday night, the vice president said, “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.” The statement went on to say, “In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.” (more at link)
Colton Haynes tore George Clooney's asshole wide open this weekend. He fucked him raw like a bitch. Colton Haynes's San Andreas took in $18,215,000 to become the box office champ, knocking George Clooney's Tomorrowland down to fourth place with a take of $3,776,000 and a total cum of $53,162,000. Rebel Wilson's Pitch Perfect 2 seems to have staying power and remains the number 2 movie. Bradley Cooper's Aloha opened in 5th place with $3,600,000. Looks like there's a changing of the guard. Who would have thought Colton Haynes and Rebel Wilson would be bigger movie stars than George Clooney and Bradley Cooper? You go, girls!
Who is she? What is she? Who does she want to be?
This is inspired by various Reddit threads. So post your own, real-life experience. I'll go first. I've had several but I'll tell a few here. Me and my best friend used to be fascinated with a local cemetery. It's claim to fame is that a notorious killer is buried their in an unmarked grave. Anyway, the cemetery is gorgeous. Lots of roses and other flowers. Lots of old statues. The huge gates at the entrance used to be kept open at night. So my friend and I would drive in there and explore. Well, one night we were exploring and we had stopped the car and had the lights off for some reason. This would have been about 1 AM. I noticed headlights ahead and told my friend that we might be busted. Instead, I see the headlights pull into a mausoleum. The mausoleum is beautiful and was decorated in that faux-Egyptian style and even had a stylized sun disk with wings over the top of it. Anyway, it turned out to be a black limo. Out of the limo exits the driver who opens the door and lets three or four men out. The drive gets back into the car. The 3 or 4 men are dressed in black suits and walk up to the mausoleum, unlock it, and walk in. We freaked out! Our lights were off but we were afraid they would still see us because we weren't that far away from them. So we wait for about 30 minutes hoping they would come out and leave. Nope! After about 45 minutes we decide that we can't sit here much longer and my friend says we need to start the car and casually drive off with our lights off. So we do that. Instead of going down the road that leads right past the mausoleum we decide to take a road we had never taken before and prayed that it led to the exit. Out of nowhere behind us comes a car that had it's headlights off as well. It turns on it's high beams, scaring the shit out of us. The car is riding my bumper. I immediately floored it. We made it out of the gate and that second car, a black car, just stopped half-way out of the gate. We went back a few weeks later and found that the huge gate was closed and locked. Now, every time we go back at night it's closed and locked so we think they did that because of us. I've include a picture of a similar mausoleum. This is not the same one but this is very close to what it looked like. As to what was going down, we think it was a secret society of some form or another. Because none of the men had anything in their hands and because they were in the mausoleum so long I think that there is like a trapped door or secret entrance or tunnel there that they use to attend their meetings.
Does it get any juicier than this?! " A male Member of Congress from an East Coast state is being investigated for sexual improprieties with a 17-year-old boy. The attorneys are discussing whether they have enough evidence to charge the congressman with a crime. The target of the investigation is over 40 and married with children. He is a Republican."
He forgot the handbag.
No, it's not a sailor. You'll have to click the link to find out, but it will be worth it. So cool.
Older heavy set guy with grey hair living in the Denver area seems to have a never ending supply of trade come over to his house for bjs. I'm also convinced a fair number of them are straight (ie closted bi) guys just looking for head because it's easier to find it this way than with a woman. He surreptitiously films his sex sessions with these dudes and then uploads it to his xtube channel. (at link above). He mentions that he places ads somewhere but I don't know where (maybe craigslist) He finds all types of guys willing to take him up on his offer to provide non-reciprocal oral sex. Lots of blue collar dudes (eg house painter, postman, hvac repairman, a car mechanic etc. etc.
Look what $285k buys you! Once we take over, it'll be worth 10x that.
Ties the knot.
You have to see it....
Michael Jackson's iconic home hits the market at 100 million dollars! Check out the photo gallery. At first, I'm like, "it's so beautiful!" However, as you scroll through the pictures of the inside of the home and the details, it starts to look totally tacky. What do we think, "tasteful friends?"
Has anyone ever purchased one of his films before? They seem like really hot short films. I especially like the Banker's hidden cam. Most of that video you can get online elsewhere, but some of the other one's, like the casual sex short seem worth the money. I love artistic real life porn. Sort of like Black Spark and the Clouds without the artsy pretension.
What does the moment of penetration feel like for you? It has no nerve endings...where is the pleasure?
Starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, and me, Dyan Cannon. Plus, THE KISS! But no fucking captioning!
I'm really confused about whether he is truly trans. He said he was attracted to women as a man and he's not sure that will change when he fully transitions. He says he's not gay. But as Kim pointed out to him that if he still likes women when he transitions that WOULD make him gay. Then he said he's not sure what will happen and that the point is just to transition first. He's not planning on having any relationships. They also mentioned that they all knew he liked to dress up as a woman. They've know for years. He still seems to be confused which is not what I seen from other stories about those who have transitioned. The other stories they knew they were the opposite sex in the "wrong" body and they were clear on who they were attracted to. So I think either he's just a cross dressing hetero male who has gotten confused by all the trans talk in the media or he's attracted to men but being attracted to them as a man is anathema to him. Once he transitions he can then feel all right in his attraction to men because he will be a women. All I know is that he's still not telling the whole truth. I feel there are still some things he hasn't admitted to himself.
What's exciting so far?
Does anyone know where one might find these "private" Josh Ohl pics/vids? Would love to see... Thank you, DL!
They creep me out a bit .... I wonder what the success rate is in identifying people using this method. It has to also be crazy expensive ....
I saw one of his weekend broadcasts and it was nothing but histrionic tabloid news, completely condescending. He's a smarmy creep. What do you all see in him?
I read the story. I still don't know what "pansexual" is.
The majority of us go to sleep each night wearing our pyjamas – only 8% of Americans go to sleep naked. But did you know that sleeping naked could in fact benefit your health? Read on to find out more. 1. Help Stop Your Insomnia By Sleeping Naked Recent studies have shown that a drop in core body temperature is needed in order for you to fall asleep easily. If you are wearing pyjamas, your body is unable to cool itself to the temperature at which it functions best when you sleep, and therefore, you are more likely to suffer from insomnia. Sleeping naked will allow your body to release any heat and cool down more quickly, enabling you to fall asleep faster. 2. Sleep Deeper And Longer Another interesting study has shown that your body temperature needs to regulate itself when you are asleep, by releasing excess heat throughout the night. Sleeping naked allows your body to keep and regulate the correct body temperature, which will result in uninterrupted deeper sleep and help you to sleep that little bit longer. 3. Sleeping Naked Helps Prevent Belly Fat When asleep your body’s natural cooling system helps to lower your cortisol levels during the deep sleep hours between 10.00pm and 2.00am. After 2.00am your glands start to produce more cortisol to actively prepare your body for the next day, so that you awake with energy. However, when you don’t get enough sleep, you wake up with abnormally high levels of cortisol, which will make you feel hungry all day and reaching for the sweet and fattening comfort foods that will end up as fat around your middle. Sleeping naked will help you to get a good nights’ sleep as your body will be cooler, helping to regulate your cortisol levels. 4. Sleeping Naked Helps You To Stay Looking Younger When we are asleep our bodies release growth hormones and melatonin, which are both vital anti-aging hormones. That’s why, when you have a good nights’ sleep you wake up looking well rested, but when you don’t sleep well you wake up looking haggard. Sleeping naked keeps your body temperature regulated and therefore your sleep will be of better quality, allowing you to sleep longer and deeper, with your body producing the right amount of hormones to keep you looking younger. 5. Sleeping Naked Is Good For Your Skin Sleeping naked is good for your skin as it is allowed to ‘air out’ because it is not restricted and overheated, therefore preventing sweating, especially in areas like your feet, armpits and genitals, which means a lowered risk of skin diseases like athlete’s foot and intertrigo (an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture), which are caused by overheating and sweaty restricted skin. So, from now on go to sleep naked – you’ll get a better nights’ sleep, and have all round better health – so ditch those pyjamas!
Do we really need "pride"? What's "pride" all about? What's the point of "pride parades"?
Has anyone seen it? Just watched and would like to discuss. Julianne Moore was great and some funny Hollywood insider lines.
What's you do? For how long?
They have a submarine in Swedish waters. It's as if want to start a war.
Who is Your Favorite Founding Father? Listed in random order in the poll. Got a gripe? Tell us about it! Write-ins welcome! Please note, "asparagus" is not a founding founder, but was the winner of our vegatable poll. The "founding father" winner will face "asparagus" in an upcoming super-poll.
A high-profile study that purported to show that gay people could change skeptics' minds about same-sex marriage by talking to them for about 20 minutes on their doorsteps was retracted Thursday by the journal Science. The move comes 10 days after one of the study's authors, Donald Green, a political science professor at Columbia University, accused the other of falsifying the data at the heart of the study. Michael LaCour, the UCLA political science graduate student now in the hot seat, has acknowledged some wrongdoing but says he can defend his actions. However, the editors of Science decided Thursday to move forward with a retraction, citing LaCour's misrepresentations and false statements and his inability to produce his data.
What is it? This was clearly the hottest gay track of 2014, so what's hot this year?
You can't criticize KKKristians for doing it without going after them, too, or you're a hypocrite.
ABC’s David Muir Continues to Trump NBC’s Lester Holt In Winning Advertisers’ Crowd March 31, 2015 | 12:27PM PT, Brian Steinberg NBC’s Lester Holt may be the most-watched evening-news anchor in the United States, but for advertisers, ABC’s David Muir is emerging as a favorite. Muir’s “World News Tonight” broadcast on ABC has won more of the viewers advertisers covet for three consecutive weeks, a situation that threatens to undermine “NBC Nightly News” while that program is in transition. “World News” attracted an average of 2,145,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54, the viewers most desired by sponsors fo news programs, for the five days between March 23 and March 27, according to data from Nielsen. “Nightly News,” meanwhile, attracted an average of 2,044,000, while CBS’s “CBS Evening News” won an average of 1,478,000. The dynamics suggest that ABC is making notable incursions on NBC’s franchise. Holt remains a steady presence at NBC, but has lost some viewers in the absence of Brian Williams, who has been placed on a six-month suspension following the disclosure that he falsified an account of a 2003 reporting trip in Iraq. Holt is filling in while NBC investigates Williams’ behavior, and is considered to be a candidate to keep the seat should NBCUniversal decide Williams ought not to return. ABC’s 25-to-54 audience rose 10% over the previous five-day period, while NBC’s rose 5.6%, according to Nielsen. NBC’s numbers include views of a wee-hours rebroadcast across ten local stations owned by Gannett that NBC arranged to start about two months ago. Several advertisers asked to be pulled from those airings, according to a person familiar with the situation, which took place on the local stations between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. The sponsors discovered the practice in recent days after ABC brought it to light, and objected to the late-night views counting as part of their agreements with the network. NBC has agreed to pull national ads from those broadcasts, the person confirmed. What effect that may have on next week’s ratings, if any, remains to be seen. The advertiser pushback against NBC was previously reported by The Wall Street Journal. To be sure, NBC’s Holt continues to be seen by more people than ABC’s Muir. “NBC Nightly News” attracted an average of 8,709,000 viewers during the five-day period, marking a rise of 2.2% over the week-earlier period. ABC’s “World News” lured an average of 8,597,000, representing an 8% rise. CBS’ “Evening News” captured an average of 6,739,000, Nielsen said. The CBS broadcast was disrupted on two nights by NCAA basketball broadcasts in Western states.
So fucking hot
DC rich couple Savopoulos murdered in their home along with young son; weird texts to staff; house set on fire; car taken and torched.
Absolutely obnoxious, self-important. They are the fucking worst.
Why are they so racist on that site? I am serious.
"But the one who seems most despised on these GC type boards is Mary in Denmark." Why? Let's start here.
Here she is interviewing Jodi Arias. What do you think of her looks?
He was one of our greatest Presidents. It's a travesty that MLK's birthday is a national holiday but, not JFK's. There also needs to be a memorial to him in Washington.
This is the thread where we enjoy biceps.
May 1, 2015 US Attorney Paul Fishman announced Friday that one former official in Chris Christie's administration had pleaded guilty to two counts in the Bridgegate scandal, and that two others had been indicted on multiple counts. Fishman alleged that the three officials conspired together to shut down access lanes so that the town of Fort Lee, New Jersey, would be paralyzed with traffic. Their motive, he alleged, was to "punish" Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for his refusal to endorse Governor Christie's reelection. David Wildstein, a former Port Authority official, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy — for having intentionally misapplied the agency's property, and for violating the rights of the town's residents to travel. Two other former members of the administration, Bridget Kelly (Christie's ex-deputy chief of staff) and Bill Baroni (the top operational Port Authority official appointed by Christie), were charged on multiple similar counts. The indictments also mentioned that "others" were involved. Fishman said at the press conference that it is not the department's policy to identify unindicted co-conspirators, though their involvement could come out later. The alleged motive: punishing Mayor Sokolich for not endorsing Chris Christie Since the involvement of Christie administration officials in Bridgegate broke into the news last year, there's been much speculation about their motives for creating "traffic problems in Fort Lee," as Kelly put in an email. Wildstein's guilty plea and Fishman's charges match the most common theory — that the aides were trying to get back at Mayor Mark Sokolich because he refused to endorse Gov. Chris Christie's reelection campaign. "Wildstein admitted that he, Baroni, and Kelley executed a plan to suddenly and without warning ... reduce access lanes to the bridge," Fishman said at Friday's press conference. "Baroni, Kelly, and Wildstein agreed to this plan in August 2013, when Kelly confirmed that Mayor Sokolich was not endorsing Governor Christie." That's when Kelly's infamous "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" email was sent, and when Wildstein responded, "got it." But, Fishman continued, "They chose not to execute the plan during mid-August, which is traditionally a light month for traffic." Instead, he said, they waited until the first day of school in Fort Lee, in September, so the impact would be greatest. [More info here]:
I have a friend who can't watch a surgical procedure on television and is afraid of heights. Does this always come from a childhood experience?
It's becoming increasingly harder for me to control myself and not just start slaughtering the rich. It's time that they die.
Said two of them began touching her 'intimate areas' ... went to police to file complaint
I bought one so I would not have to use dryer sheets anymore. It seemed like it was working fine, but tonight I decided to take it out just because I liked the smell of the Downy dryer sheets I used to use better. Well, the Bounce dryer bar cannot be removed from the inside of your dryer without leaving a sticky residue behind. I am going to have to spend a lot of time cleaning that stuff now so it doesn''t mess with my clothes. I did a search on the Bounce dryer bar on Google, and you would not believe how many websites with complaints pop up! You have been warned!
Concerned consumer who hates static cling
I assume these people study all aspects of medicine and then make a decision one day to specialize in bungholes or cooters. Are you, or do you know anyone, who is a member of these professions? Why go down that "path" Was it money, scientific interest or some kink?
I love this dick flopping out story from Dominic Cooper. I don't usually even like him that much but here he's totally adorable. Miriam's reaction is just golden.
No? Yeah... that's what I thought. You fearmongering superstitious astrological "signs" people are just as bad as the religious nuts. You're all fucking batshit crazy.
Everyone always has conspiracies that celebrities have used DL to push a project, do damage control or are just narcissistic. I was curious as to everyone's theories and their proof as to why they think their own theory holds up.
Ultimate Hot Dog Style Guide
Saw it. About died laughing at how Colton was trying his hardest to be masculine. Fucking hilarious.
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
BuzzFeed Staffer Accuses 'Mad Men' Actor of Sexual Harassment During Interview In an article published on Monday night, BuzzFeed staffer Susan Cheng accused One Tree Hill and Mad Men actor Paul Johansson of sexually harassing her during an interview. Cheng said while making small talk before an interview, Johansson talked to a co-worker of hers about tennis, saying, "My serve is pretty strong. I’ll serve the ball right down your throat.” That comment was not captured on camera, Cheng wrote, but while Johansson filmed a segment for BuzzFeed he allegedly told the ladies, "I’m not shy,” and “I’m sweating like a rapist,” as he wiped sweat off his forehead under the fluorescent lights. Cheng wrote that these comments are filmed on camera. Cheng also claims Johansson put his arm around her while she showed him how to create GIFs on her computer. Johansson played Ferg Donnelly on Mad Men, a character who sexually harassed Joan Harris' character on the series. His interview with BuzzFeed involved filming GIFs about how to deal with jerks at work for an article published on May 4. Cheng wrote in the Monday article that at first she forced herself to laugh at Johansson's jokes. "After all, it was just the culmination of about three comments from Johansson that would’ve been inappropriate in an ad agency in the early 1970s, like the one his misogynistic character works at on Mad Men," she wrote in the article. "But this is hardly 1970. It’s 2015, and we work at BuzzFeed — far from the time or place where I would’ve expected his remarks." Cheng also wrote that while she was showing him the office space, Johansson asked her if she ever takes people and makes out with them in meeting rooms. She claimed Johansson had his hand on her back while he asked her this. Cheng claimed that weeks after the interview she emailed Johansson's publicist requesting to speak to the actor about Johansson's actions. She wrote she received a letter from Johansson's lawyer in response, and published an excerpt at the end of her article. Johansson's lawyer Andrew B. Brettler told BuzzFeed in response to a query that "there is nothing sexual or inappropriate" about Johansson's tennis ball statement. He said Johansson's "sweating like a rapist" comment was "purposely taken out of context" and that Johansson never touched Cheng "in an inappropriate or sexual manner." Brettler claims the story is fabricated "in an effort to attract readers." "Mr. Johansson was discussing his acting career and imitating the types of brute characters he has portrayed on television," the letter on BuzzFeed's site states. "For Ms. Cheng to impute to Mr. Johansson the negative traits of the characters he has played on TV is reckless and defamatory on its face." THR has reached out to Johansson's rep for comment.
I did a search and didn't find anything here. Netflix just made its announcement.
I know there's already a Berlin thread, but I think I'll be going beyond Berlin. I'm going to go with someone who grew up not far from Munich. What should I see? Where should I go? I'm not very "touristy" so I don't necessarily want to see Oktoberfest, for example, or something that's just a big clusterfuck of people for no reason at all. But I am interested in both history and the modern stuff happening there. Any ideas are appreciated!
Watching Rear Window and man, what a gorgeous creature. I wonder what her original Philly accent sounded like? Yes, she it was mannered but it didn't affect a great performance.
Shame about the pubes, but he seems totally stoked about it
My partner and I will be spending the bulk of the summer in Berlin, where he will be working. We'll be in Dahlem in southwest Berlin. We have easy access to the U-Bahn, but no car. We've been once before for a few days and saw the Pergamon, Holocaust memorial and the Brandenburg gate. We love to eat out and see museums and other cultural attractions. He's a huge classical music fan while I'm a huge Bowie fan. I'm wondering if there's any place that commemorates the gay community's loss during the war? My sister will be coming with her 10 year old for a week, so we're planning the zoo and Ritter factory. Thanks for your ideas.
From a Nixon and Reagan era Republican to the poster child for liberals? Isn't it a bit insulting to people like Bernie Sanders, who have spent their entire political careers fighting for the cause? And democrats who never towed the party line? I don't think it's acceptable that she feels she's above telling people whether she voted for Reagan or not (even though it was revealed that she did TWICE by George Stephanopolous years back). Why the secrecy? Or shame, perhaps? I applaud her for saying and doing the right things now (even though everyone should clean up the mess they helped to make), but it's not acceptable for her to be taking ZERO accountability for her own actions that led to the mess. No regrets or apologies. And even more unacceptable is that democrats and liberals are giving her a complete pass for it or making excuses for her behavior.
When the popularity of Saturday Night Live took off in the late 1970s, it was the biggest thing to hit television comedy in years. In an attempt to harness some of that crazy energy to revitalize flagging primetime lineups, broadcast networks poached SNL writers and performers and gave them carte blanche. In 1982, that included 34-year-old SNL writer Anne Beatts. One of the only women on the SNL staff, Beatts created a new situation comedy for CBS: Square Pegs. The show appeared promising at first. Produced by Norman Lear’s Embassy Television, Square Pegs was billed as a show “about the problems, joys, and experiences of being young and in high school” (Beatts based the series on her own adolescence). Unlike previous high school shows like Happy Days, which was nearing the end of its run at the time (and featured adults in the adolescent roles), Square Pegs not only spotlighted actual teens, but different peer groups that resembled actual ’80s cliques: valley girls, nerds, preppies, class clowns, and new-wavers. The young cast was populated by promising newcomers: Sarah Jessica Parker played one of the leads, bespectacled nerd Patty Greene; Jami Gertz was preppy school leader Muffy Tepperman; and Tracy Nelson, (daughter of Ricky, granddaughter of Ozzie and Harriet, sister of hair-metal twins Gunnar and Matthew) was Jennifer DeNuccio, popular mean girl. The show received decent reviews right out of the gate, and was dubbed a “thinking kids’ sitcom.” In New York magazine, James Wolcott opined, “Watching Patty and Lauren navigate the slopes of puberty should be more entertaining than almost anything else scooting our way this season.” The series premiere won its Monday-at-8 timeslot—a ratings victory that was a first and last for Square Pegs. Adding to the show’s uphill battle: It aired the same night as CBS juggernaut M*A*S*H (in its final season) and eventual powerhouse Newhart (in its first), which had significantly older audiences than the fledgling sitcom. Never again replicating those strong debut numbers, Square Pegs was over after 20 episodes. Which is too bad, because Square Pegs had a special kind of new-wave potential. Most episodes involve Patty and her best friend Lauren Hutchinson (Amy Linker) trying to crack the popular clique at fictional Weemawee High School, which was akin to the castaways getting off of Gilligan’s Island: If that happened, the show would be over. The two main characters remain unflappable in the face of almost constant cruelty from the popular crowd: Jennifer’s best friend LaDonna Fredericks (Claudette Wells) calls them “that fat girl and that fat girl’s friend.” Muffy refers to them as the “gruesome twosome” or “Stringbean” and “Fang.” Flying in the face of these rejections, Parker effortlessly fires off one-liners that foreshadow the wisecracking of Carrie Bradshaw. When Lauren gets to marry a hunk in a fake-marriage class assignment, for example, she says: “Great, you get to marry Vinnie Pasetta, and I get to learn life can be cruel. I could have learned that in gym.” (The gum-chewing Nelson also brought a breathless ennui to lines like, “Ugh, I’d rather go coat-shopping with my mother.”) Patty and Lauren’s fellow misfits were standup comic wannabe Marshall Blechtman (John Femia) and perhaps the most memorable character of all, Johnny “Slash” Ulasewicz (Merritt Butrick), who was quick to point out the vital differences between “punk” and “new wave.” Beatts was young and savvy enough to know what her intended audience was enjoying and listening to. Decade-appropriate pop-culture references abound in the dialogue, from Kristy McNichol to the Eagles; one episode involves Marshall getting addicted to Pac-Man. Witty running gags include Muffy’s efforts for the class to send random gifts, like culottes, to Rosarita, the Weemawee High-sponsored Guatemalan child. The Waitresses appear in the pilot, and sing the Square Pegs theme song:
Here's a new thread for Lee. Mentions of Richard are welcome in here, too! No need to fight about that. :)
Miss Garland made Walters wait 4 hours. She is wearing one of Lorna's outfits. The interview was taped three days after daughter Liza's wedding to Peter Allen and Garland's appearance on What's My Line?
Did she ever explain that shit?
The fifth annual Night Of A Thousand Judys, presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, will be held June 1. In anticipation of the evening, the cast picks their favorite performances by Judy Garland as part of this week's Playbill Playlist:
What would yours be if you were into that shit?
Dead of brain cancer
Even in a country like Ireland with lots of Catholics, they support gay marriage more than Americans do. Is it that conservatives in America tell people that being religious means using your religion to punish people? Or lack of education? Something else?
How safe do you feel with the technology? Or with the liability issues, given that you've read the fine print as you load your cards onto your phone? What percentage of your payments are NFC-facilitated? Do you find it a timesaver? Just wondering how it's working out for everyone. I'm holding out because Apple Pay doesn't have an agreement with Discover, and that's my main card.
[quote]JB: Tell me a secret! [quote]AA:I had sex with Jared Leto back when I was presenting as a male. And, yes, it’s not only massive; it’s like a Praetorian Guard’s
I was just talking to a friend about this, this morning. America is in trillions of dollars in debt (i.e. no money), it has the highest standard of living in the world. All the while, producing absolutely nothing. It doesn't manufacture computers, cars, nada...the only shit that America seems to be excelling in is in the entertainment industry. So a country which doesn't produce shit, has such a high standard of living, is in such a huge debt...well...isn't that a recipe for disaster. And from what I hear, people are very divided in the U.S. along racial lines. I'm worried because I live in Canada, and once the U.S. crashes, we are like a sitting duck because countries like Russia will want to come and invade us.
A poster on the "Poppy Bush" thread asked me to start a new thread about the CIA links between the JFK murder, Bush 1&2, Clinton and Obama. Just to deflect any trolls from calling me a "Freeper" and accusing me of slandering the Dems, do not forget- Bush Sr was the director of the CIA, and was chosen for Reagan (against his better judgment) as Veep. It was "choose Bush as VP, or else"! Let's focus on the current administration and work our way back. There is substantial circumstantial evidence that Obama's mother, grandmother, father, and stepfather were all CIA operatives. Since the CIA never comments on current or former agents, and is highly secretive about everything, confirming the evidence is a futile exercise. His mother, Ann Dunham, worked for several CIA front companies. His bio-dad worked for a CIA funded anti-commie group that trained Africans to fight the USSR. His stepdad, Lolo, was an operative in Indonesia, and helped stage a coup of the president. His grandmother, Madelyn, worked for a CIA controlled bank in Hawaii that laundered money for the CIA. His mom and dad met in a Russian language course...run by the CIA. All of these assertions can be confirmed with a quick Google search. Free country? Only if you're a complacent, ignorant tool.
I know from a source that Kevin Spacey could be "mean" with his hook-ups. On another thread someone mentioned something similar. Does anyone have some knowledge, because I have heard some creepy things about the guy.
The Markie Post thread got me thinking about this good-looking Italian who played her husband on "Night Court." He was also Fallon''s cop lover in "Dynasty" and Little Carmine on "The Sopranos."\ \ When he was young, he was a hot hunk - today he''s still a good-looking daddy. \ \ Nothing online at all about him ever being married (but lots of support for liberal causes). Anybody know anything about Ray Abruzzo?
I've been to the doctor because I'm tired all the fucking time. All my blood work is fine; blood pressure, thyroid, blood sugar, testosterone, everything is normal. But I'm always tired, always in a mental fog, chronic headaches and body aches. All I want to do is sleep. Doctor says I should exercise more. When I do exercise it actually makes my mood worse and I snap at everyone and feel angry. This has been going on for over a year now with no end in sight.
In Phnom Penh
If you could have been born in any country OTHER than the one you were born in, which would it be? I'm American, but I wish I had been born in France. I love the language, I love the food, I love the cities, and I love the scenery. To have been immersed in that culture from birth, would have been amazing. They have a right to be stuck up, because their country is wonderful, and they know it.
The man was not as dumb as he appeared. Let's discuss.
From President Obama's speech today, see below. This is why it's important to vote Democratic in the November election. We need more representatives who will fight for the working man and woman, to keep these gains from being reversed and to move forward with more gains. When President Obama was elected, businesses where laying off 800,000 people a month; today, they are hiring 200,000 people a month. The unemployment rate has dropped from 10.9% in 2009 to 6.1% today. Over the last 4.5 years, businesses have created 10 million new jobs. This is the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our nation's history. There are more job openings now than anytime since 2001. During the Obama Administration, the US has put more people back to work than in Europe, Japan, and every other advanced economy COMBINED. Of course, there are people who are still struggling, that is why we need to vote Democratic in all offices this November, to elect people who will fight for the working man and woman. We can't afford to have these gains reversed.
These energy-saving lightbulbs have recently gotten affordable at the Big Box stores and national discount chains. I have been slowly but surely replacing my CFLs when they fail with new LEDs. I have to say the color rendition of LEDs is fine to my eyes. Both warm and daylight versions are available in most "wattages." And the energy saving is phenomenal. For my bedside torchiere I went from 200 watts incandescent to 12 watts LED. I can't tell the difference. The trick is to start buying your bulbs based on lumens rather than watts like we did with incandescents. I like 'em and LEDs don't contain mercury like compact fluorescents.
Political Correctness be Damned! (and if you're going to be incredibly racist, at least be REALLY funny!) NSFW!
For me, it's 3 days. My thoughts start getting very sexual and every man starts looking sexy
Need to add AC to a room on top floor with limited windows. I saw portable ones online but don't know if they are a viable product. I am wondering if you have any advise. Thanks!
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — An investigation is underway after an employee of the Chesterfield Amazon Fulfillment Center was allegedly assaulted for being gay police sources told CBS 6 Saturday. The incident happened on May 22 near the packing facility of the warehouse. The accused attacker is 34-year-old James Hill, who has been released on a $5,000 bond. Hill was charged with misdemeanor assault. “I feel sad but I also feel worried for my community,” Stacy Vecchietti, a member of the LGBT community and advocate with the Virginia Anti-violence project said. “It is common experience it might not be physical it might be verbal harassment.” The victim told GAY RVA in an interview quote, “He turned around and walked back to work like nothing happened.” Amazon released this statement to Gay RVA: “We are appalled at the behavior of this now terminated individual.” CBS 6 was curious as to why this is not being classified as a hate crime? “Virginia has a hate-crime statute but it applies to people on race, religion, but not sexual orientation,” Todd Stone, legal analyst with CBS 6, said. Stone says federal prosecutors could come in and charge this as a hate crime since sexual orientation attacks fall under federal hate crime laws –but Stone says that it is rare and that the misdemeanor assault charge will likely be the one to stick. “In Virginia it’s a class one misdemeanor — he can get up to 12 months,” Stone said. Vecchietti says there were more than 2,000 attacks based on sexual orientation across the United States last year. Her organization has set up a hotline for those in need of support. That number is 1-866-356-6998 and is available Monday through Friday 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. While the victim’s name is not being released — Vecchietti has this message. “I want him to know he is not alone,” Vecchietti said.
Rosie O'Donnell's marriage is beyond saving. Calling her relationship with wife Michelle Rounds "irretrievably broken," the entertainer submitted divorce papers Friday in a Manhattan court, Yahoo has confirmed. The divorce will not be contested, indicating O'Donnell and Rounds will abide by their prenup and work out an amicable settlement. News of the filing was first reported by People. There was no immediate comment from either side, but today's announcement was hardly a surprise. Just three weeks ago, O'Donnell, 52, cited the demise of her relationship as one of the reasons she was quitting The View.
Discuss Bomer's ass among other things.
Restaurants are participating in a month long awareness and money raising campaign to combat AIDS in New York. I say we choose from this list, and share our favorite red specials with others. I love the idea since money for research has gone low again, these chefs want to bring it high.
Anyone with half a brain can see that USA has embraced fascism. Our government is fascist by any legitimate definition. The word fascism is rooted in the Latin word fasces, a Roman object made of wooden rods tightly bound by red, overlapping straps. At the top, or occasionally in the middle, of the fasces was an axe head. The bound wooden rods represented strength through unity and the axe represented the means by which authority was exerted by the unified entity. In addition to being used as a weapon by Roman authorities, the fasces was a key symbol on government buildings of the Roman empire. The symbolism of the fasces is significant. The wooden rod represents the weak individual whose sole contribution is to provide strength to the unified object, in this case the State. The axe head, unsurprisingly, represents the force with which the State will ensure its survival. Fascism is referred to as an ideology with numerous characteristics, the most common being fervent nationalism, virtually unlimited central authority, militarism, and state control of production. While those traits are almost universally present in fascist run societies, we take the position that fascism in, in fact, not an ideology at all. Merriam-Webster defines ideology as the “visionary theorizing of a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture.” We contend that the objective of fascism is to ensure the survival and further the influence of the State. As Benito Mussolini famously stated, “Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.” Fascism holds self-preservation of the State as the supreme objective, regardless of method. It is therefore difficult to envision fascism as an ideology any more than a pride of lions being governed by an ideology. Fascism is an observed organizational structure in which the State exerts unlimited and arbitrary power over all its subjects merely for its own survival.
This year’s crop of first-time nominees also include Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Past nominees with a new shot at induction include Kraftwerk, N.W.A. and Chic. Just before the one year anniversary of his death, Lou Reed has been nominated to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The quintessential New York rocker - already inducted for his pivotal role in The Velvet Underground - leads a class of fifteen stars vying for entry. More than half are being nominated for the first time. They include Sting (who already has membership in the elite club via his part in The Police), mope-rockers The Smiths, long-time New Yorkers Joan Jett and the The Blackhearts, ‘70s folk-soul icon Bill Withers, late blues-rock guitar God Stevie Ray Vaughn, plus two key rock acts from the ‘90s - Green Day and Nine Inch Nails. Past nominees with a new shot at enshrinement include electro-pioneers Kraftwerk, Latin-rockers War, Motown girl group the Marvelettes, and soul harmonizers the Spinners. Sting also received a nomination this year, his first one as a solo artist. Several acts in play have been up many times before, including the gangsta rap act N.W.A., who’ve been nominated three times in the past, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, who’ve had four past shots, and Chic, who hold the record as the most nominated group yet to enter. (9 times). There’s no limit to the number of times an act can be nominated after they become eligible. In order to be considered, an act must have begun its recording career 25 years ago. Nominees are voted on by more than 700 artists, journalists and music executives. The public also has the equivalent of a single vote, as it has for the last three years. Not to be licensed for wall decor or fine art printsTrent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs on stage at the 2013 Lowlands Festival.PreviousNextNot to be licensed for wall decor or fine art prints Johnny Marr (left) and Morrissey from The Smiths in London in 1983. Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performs as part of Radio 94.7's Electric Christmas concert in 2013. Enlarge ROB VERHORST/REDFERNS VIA GETTY IMAGES Inductees will be announced in early December. The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held April 18th, at the Hall’s home in Cleveland. Last year, the event took place for the first time in Brooklyn, at Barclays Center.
I am 45, not quite elder-gay but definitely middle-aged (in the truest sense, since I expect to live to be 90, at least). I am attracted to guys in the 28-38 range. I am most definitely not looking to be a sugar daddy or any kind of daddy for that matter. Basically, I just like younger guys. Are there any dating websites geared toward this demographic, preferably one that isn't promoting a fetish, like silver daddy or bears, etc.?
Honor and integrity every day. It's a lesson you will not have learned at home.
Ah, Republicans, the party committed to protecting traditional families... unless they think you'll write them a big check, in which case they'll speak out of both sides of their mouths. And get a load of the gay hotelier! "Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be left to the states. The dinner and “fireside chat” for about a dozen people with Mr. Cruz and his wife, Heidi, was at the Central Park South penthouse of Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner, longtime business partners who were once a couple and who have been pioneers in the gay hospitality industry. “Ted Cruz said, ‘If one of my daughters was gay, I would love them just as much,’” recalled Mr. Reisner, a same-sex marriage proponent who described himself as simply an attendee at Mr. Weiderpass’s event.
I've lived in cities since I graduated college. I'm kind of over it. I don't go to bars. It's crowded, expensive, noisy, and I have a lot of friends around here. How much is my life gonna suck if I move to the suburbs? I am an introvert anyway w/ just a handful of friends who I don't even see much. I have a couple months to decide. I grew up in the burbs...although it's socially desolate, it's cheaper, quieter, easier to get around, and easier to get to work, than the city. I've never lived alone in the burbs, though...kinda seems like it will put me on a desert island, socially.
The 1970s were an easier time for ugly men.
Anyone surprised? I'm not. She should have known when she was fucking him in her trailer, while they werer shooting Daredevil, that he was not a good "gamble".
His cock is bigger than a donkey's but looks deformed.
Of planet Earth?
Any must see places along the way? I don't want to go far off track, but am open to any experiences from a great diner to .....?
A friend of mine in Hollywood just told me that.
The forthcoming Cameron Crowe-directed film Aloha is finding itself making headlines for unflattering reasons again. The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans released a press release to the New York Post that accuses the Columbia Pictures dramedy of presenting a "whitewashed" version of Hawaii. "Caucasians only make up 30 percent of the population [of Hawaii], but from watching this film, you’d think they made up 99 percent," said Guy Aoki, head and co-founder of MANAA. "This comes in a long line of films — The Descendants, 50 First Dates, Blue Crush, Pearl Harbor — that uses Hawaii for its exotic backdrop but goes out of its way to exclude the very people who live there," Aoki continued. "It's an insult to the diverse culture and fabric of Hawaii." According to Aoki, the largest roles for islanders in Aloha are characters without names, some of which are described as "Indian pedestrian," "upscale Japanese tourist" and "upscale restaurant guest." "How can you educate your audience to the 'rich history' of Hawaii by using mostly white people and excluding the majority of the people who live there and who helped build that history?" he said. Sony declined to comment, and a MANAA rep did not respond to a request for comment. An Aloha source tells The Hollywood Reporter that no member of MANAA has yet to see the film or read the script and that the film's storyline centers on the spirit of the Hawaiian people. Last year, 20th Century Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings dealt with similar criticism over white actors playing Egyptian roles. This is not the first hiccup that Aloha has faced. Following last year's Sony hack, leaked emails from Amy Pascal revealed that she took issue with the film's difficult production.
If you've been in favor of TPP, think again. The bill now includes a $700 million cut in Medicare for your grannies.
I know that her dealings with mental illness were very public, but what was she actually diagnosed with? I read once that she actually would write down her name on a piece of paper and keep it in her pocket in case she ever forgot who she was. That sounds pretty significant.
Nertz To Mertz
Frottage literally saved my ass and my life. I'm considering legal action.
well? Anyone have stories... yeah, yeah, I know he is married. Save it. Ive also seen his work.
I recently returned from a trip to Spain, spent some time in Madrid and the in the south, Cordoba. Here are my impressions: Madrid: gorgeous city that rivals Paris or Rome. Pleasantly surprised. Food: Meh, not so great, I like tapas here in the US, not so much in Spain. However the wine is great and relatively inexpensive. Men: I had high expectations but from what I saw, nothing special. Bulges were conspicuously absent. Women: very Almodovar, overly stylized with deep voices. People: friendly, direct and a little indifferent. Not like Italians who act like puppy dogs.
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Variety: "“Aloha” is unquestionably Cameron Crowe’s worst film... Paced like a record on the wrong speed, or a Nancy Meyers movie recut by an over-caffeinated Jean-Luc Godard..."
(one on maternity leave, boss on vacation etc). A previous thread had some really insightful replies about how a job is an exchange for services - basically forget about being loyal to your company - and they were a wakeup call for me. If anyone remembers the thread, can you kindly link it? In the meantime, what a job should - and shouldn't be - for you? Thoughts?
Share advice for anyone dealing with a "stalky," nasty ex who won't go away even years after breaking up, and moving to a different city. This can include stories from those who have been in this situation. "Stalky," nasty ex's may weigh in as well.
Thank god Keegan Joyce is back! Any fans?
He was the king of the world when the Matrix came out but now very few people know his name. I'd think that anyone who starred in something as big as the Matrix would have a great career but not poor Keanu Reeves. Why did it happen?
My best friend has taken a hobo lover and I'm feeling very conflicted about it. On one hand they are attracted to each other and I hear the sex is amazing but something doesn't seem right. He will invite him over for sex and the hobo will get to spend the night, take a shower have something to eat and sometimes even leave with a sandwich or a juice box but then he's back out on the street. Sometimes my friend will go three or four days without checking up on him he only calls him when he's horny. My friend won't buy the guy dinner in a restaurant or new clothes but he got him a cellphone so he's always able to call him for sex. Should I say something or just mind my own business? TIA.
A real firefighter paramedic who is hot as fuck and needs to do porn! Attached below is a picture of him.
I will pray for Joni.
Women and minorities earn less than white males. Social Security, which was passed prior to civil rights laws, ties retirement and disability benefits to income, effectively punishing the oppressed a second time over in retirement. The Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law. Does this not violate it? Thanks in advance if you post this thread and die in a grease fire if you don't.
A group of skater bro types try to burn a guy's ass with a lighter.
And they're good things to lose.
University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as protesters denounced potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco. Napolitano was sitting next UC regent Chairman Bruce Varner as a group of about two dozen protesters shouted loudly, denouncing potential tuition hikes when she made the remark, which she may not have known was being recorded. As the protests began, the cameras stayed on the regents. There was some confusion over what to do. That’s when Napolitano leans over to Varner and said, “Let’s just break. Let’s go, let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.” Her hot mic caught the comment. Kristian Kim was one of the students protesting the 5% tuition increases every year for five years. “It’s an insult to have her as the president of UC,” said Kim. To make their point loud and clear, a group of the protesters, including Kim, pulled their clothes off down to their underwear during the demonstration, revealing the words “Student Debt” written on their bodies. “I don’t know where she’s coming from, but I’m assuming she’s never had to deal with these issues personally. So I can understand why there would be a disconnect there,” Kim said after learning about the “crap” comment.” Shortly after Napolitano’s remark, the regents left the room and continued their meeting later. The comment was a different tone from Napolitano at the very same meeting. “They want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them that their voices are being heard,” she said. Governor Jerry Brown and Napolitano said they were finding common ground during talks on the university system’s budget. The pair are the only members of a committee charged with recommending changes in how the university system operates and spends its money. Protesters suspect the meetings were scheduled during a busy week of midterms, but they say they won’t stop protesting until their message is heard.
He costars with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'onofrio, and Ethan Hawke Congrats, gurl!
Again, for a Prime Minister.
When I was a kid, I would eavesdrop whenever my mom's lady friends would come over to socialize. Once I heard my mom refer to the "smell of sex" between her and my dad. Wtf? Do straight couples leave behind distinct after-sex smells?
Can be novels, bios or autobios, or non-fiction, curious what the insiders have to say. Many thanks.
This has probably been covered, but I think Rhoda lied about her cancer...at least how terminal it was to make herself relevant again. She was supposed to have died nearly a year ago.
Keah Schuenemann, a meteorology professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, has never met an atmospheric or climate scientist who doesn’t agree that most of the planet’s warming over the last century is a result of human activity. Weather forecasters though, whom she deals with regularly, are a different story. Schuenemann, who has a PhD in atmospheric and oceanic science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, said she’s been exposed to a “whole slew of forecasters who don’t understand climate science.” This experience has even influenced her approach to teaching. “My students can vouch for the fact that I boycott some meteorology software created by some very vocal weather folks who use their weather platform as a means of influencing people with no climate background into thinking the ‘cool kids’ don’t accept the IPCC conclusions,” she told ThinkProgress. While this type of anti-science affront really bothers Schuenemann, overall she believes meteorology academic programs “are slowly integrating more climate literacy in their curricula.” But that’s come “about ten years too late in my opinion,” she added. Training to be a weather forecaster is completely different than studying to be a climate scientist. For years this divergence in knowledge has left weathercasters with a bad rap when it comes to incorporating climate change into their coverage. While fault for this has been placed on political and religious ideologies as well as audience interests, a prevailing element has been a lack of adequate climate knowledge. However with more forecasters taking an interest in educational materials like the National Climate Assessment and enrolling in programs like Climate Matters, a Climate Central program affiliated with NASA and NOAA that helps forecasters perform local climate analyses, there is a sea change underway in how weather forecasters report the climate. For most of us, there’s weather and there’s climate. The weather is something we check multiple times a day through a variety of means: TV, phone, computer, walking outside. It dictates our immediate plans and holds sway over our mood. We praise the forecasters when they bring us news of blue skies and warm temperatures, and curse them when they are wrong. Then there’s climate: it’s changing but we don’t think about it every day. Maybe we drive less or stop eating meat to do our part in slowing greenhouse gas emissions. Maybe in the dog days of summer we lament the way humanity is destroying the earth, or how capitalism has led us awry. Maybe we invest in solar panels, both for environmental and economic reasons. (continued)
Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky, seems to have no problem contradicting himself. The self-proclaimed "constitutional conservative" is typically lost in libertarian thought leading him to make inflammatory sexist, racist and overbearingly hypocritical comments on nearly every issue he faces. Whether he's attempting to police women's bodies, ignoring police brutality for stingy tobacco taxes, or speaking out against vaccines and posting himself receiving booster shots only days later, Ron Paul's son is one politician you can unabashedly hate or enjoy laughing at. (see link)
Why are there threads all the time about "Eight is Enough" and "Alice," and never threads about "The White Shadow" or "The Bob Newhart Show"?
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I'm confused about Leah Remini leaving Scientology. I know basically nothing about Scientology, and I haven't read a whole lot on this story, so please excuse me if these questions are dumb. As I understand it these are the reasons she left Scientology: 1. She (Leah Remini) got in all kinds of shit with Scientology because she asked where the diminutive dictator's wife was? (who has not been seen for several years, and may have left/disappeared under strange circumstances, correct?) 2. She (Leah Remini) also got in a LOT of trouble for switching place cards, or just wanting to switch place cards, at the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding so she could sit next to a close friend? These incidents seem like complete non-incidents to me. Why are these things considered so very wrong by the 'church'? Why would she be ostracized for these things? Is there more to the story than this? I mean did she do other things against the teachings and/or rules of the Scientology church? When she was subjected to intensive interrogation by the Scientologists was it just over the two things I mentioned? If so, why? Neither seem to be anything of any great importance. What kind of questions might have been asked of her during that interrogation? "Why did you want to sit with your friend?" "Why would you ask where the disappeared wife of Fearless Leader was?" Scientology members are encouraged to write up 'tattle reports' on other members, including their family and closest friends, for breaking the smallest of rules or asking the wrong questions? If this true, why do they (Scientologists) want their members doing this? What kind of punishment was she (Leah Remini) threatened with? Are there other reasons that she left Scientology? Thanks for any help with these questions. Like I said, I know they're probably pretty dumb, but I'm baffled by this whole thing.
Crying as I type
Just as Karl Marx claimed that History had chosen the proletariat, neoconservatives claim that History has chosen America. Just as the Nazis proclaimed “Deutschland uber alles,” neoconservatives proclaim “America uber alles.” In September 2013 President Obama actually stood before the United Nations and declared, “I believe America is exceptional.” Germany’s political leaders and those in Great Britain, France, and throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan also believe that America is exceptional, which means better than they are. That’s why these countries are Washington’s vassals. They accept their inferiority to the Exceptional Country — the USA — and follow its leadership. It is unlikely that the Chinese think that a handful of White People are exceptional in anything except their diminutive numbers. The populations of Asia, Africa, and South America dwarf those that comprise Washington’s Empire. Neither do the Russians believe that the US is exceptional. Putin’s response to Obama’s claim of American superiority was: “God created us equal.” Putin added: “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.” If all countries are exceptional, the word loses its meaning. If America is exceptional, it means others are inferior for lacking this designation. Inferiors have less rights and can be bullied into submission or bombed into oblivion. The Exceptional Country is above all the others and, therefore, doesn’t have to be concerned about how it treats them. Obviously, Americans and their vassals think America is exceptional as the millions of people murdered, maimed, and dislocated by Washington’s wars in eight countries in the 21st century has not resulted in condemnation of Washington. Merkel, Hollande, Cameron and the puppets in Canada, Australia, and Japan still suck up, holding tight to Washington. Instead, Russia and Iran, countries that, unlike the US, are not militarily aggressive, are portrayed in the White People’s Media as threats and are condemned. The White Media claims, and has claimed since February 2014, that there are Russian tanks and troops in Ukraine. Putin has pointed out that if this indeed was the case, Kiev and Western Ukraine would have fallen to the Russian invasion early last year. Kiev has been unable to defeat the small breakaway republics in eastern and southern Ukraine and would stand no chance against the Russian military. Recently a brave news organization made fun of the White Media’s claim that Russian tanks have been pouring into Ukraine for 14 months. The parody pictured Ukraine at a standstill. All traffic on all roads and residential streets is blocked by Russian tanks. All parking places, including sidewalks and people’s front and rear gardens have tanks piled upon tanks. The entire country is immobilized in gridlock. Although a few have fun making fun of the gullible people who believe the White Media, the situation is nevertheless serious as it concerns life on planet Earth. There is little sign that Washington and its vassals care about life on Earth. Recently, the largest political group in the European Parliament–the European People’s Party–expressed a cavalier opinion about life on Earth. We know this, because, if we can trust Euractive, an online EU news source, the majority EU party believes that declaring the EU’s readiness for nuclear war is one of the best steps to deter Russia from further aggression. The aggression to be stopped by Europe’s declaration of its readiness for armageddon is the alleged Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the “further aggression” is Putin’s alleged intention of reestablishing the Soviet Empire. It must be disappointing to the Russian government to see that leaders of the European Union prefer to endorse nuclear war than to challenge Washington’s propaganda. When I read that the governing party in the European Parliament thought non-existent aggression had to be stopped by a declaration of readiness for nuclear war, I realized that money could buy any and every thing, even the life of the planet. The European People’s Party was speaking on behalf of Washington’s propaganda, not on behalf of Europe. Europe’s nuclear war with Russia would end instantly with the destruction of every European capital. The crazed vice-president of the European People’s Party, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski revealed who the real aggressor is when he declared: “Time of talk and persuasion with Russia is over. Now it’s time for a tough policy.” Clearly, the European Parliament is a great danger to life on the planet. Is it realistic to think that Russia will allow herself to become a concubine of Washington?
The Republican response to the AMTRAK crash was, on the day after the recent crash, to [bold]cut[/bold] spending. WTF? Are they trying to punish AMTRAK? Does that ever work? What vile, awful people, the disgusting fuckers in Congress. Obviously AMTRAK would benefit from funding for safety upgrades. Some people, especially here, ridiculously complain that "government can't do anything right". Maybe it's because government is underfunded. That goes for AMTRAK, the Post Office, and elsewhere. The Congress [bold]cut[/bold] funding for Embassy security, and then blames Hillary for her imaginary failures at Benghazi. The Republicans in Congress are just disgusting.
In less than 100 years, this planet will look [italic]very[/italic] differently. But very few seem to care. ___________________ [quote]According to a 1998 survey of 400 biologists conducted by New York's American Museum of Natural History, nearly 70% believed that the Earth is currently in the early stages of a human-caused extinction, known as the Holocene extinction. In that survey, the same proportion of respondents agreed with the prediction that up to 20% of all living populations could become extinct within 30 years (by 2028). Biologist E. O. Wilson estimated in 2002 that if current rates of human destruction of the biosphere continue, one-half of all plant and animal species of life on earth will be extinct in 100 years. More significantly, the current rate of global species extinctions is estimated as 100 to 1000 times "background" rates (the average extinction rates in the evolutionary time scale of planet Earth), while future rates are likely 10,000 times higher. However, some groups are going extinct much faster. Amphibians, for example, are disappearing at as much as 45,000 times their extinction rate at K-Pg. Despite such extreme losses on a global scale, the public's interest in extinction is in a world-wide decline.
Is anyone else watching STAR's Outlander? A woman time-travels from about 1946 to about 1743. Tonight is episode 2 (8/8/14). Some of the Scottish accents are a little tough to understand, but I think it has potential. I usually like time-traveling movies, so I am optimistic. It's funny the author picked ~1946 as the starting point, instead of the current date. Whatever.
Sexy, furry chested gay YouTuber. He's posted quite a few funny and interesting observations about the gays and the gay community. Any fans?
DISCLAIMER: I do not wish to blow up a school or commit any act of violence. These are merely thoughts. My revenge fantasies often involve me verbally ripping apart people who have slighted me. But recently, I've been thinking about these people who blow up schools. I WOULD NEVER blow up a school, but I can understand how sweet it is for those who do shoot up schools when you are in the mindset. Every person bullied at school who are on the verge of shooting up a school forget about all those people who were nice to them because I'm sure there were people who were nice to the bullied. They also do not see anything better than the current situation (which I'm sure there are for these people). That set aside, you have this mentality of the school being PURELY evil and the whole world against you. Then if you are in this mindset, it feels good to see people hurt, because you've been hurt so much yourself. Honestly, after thinking that through blowing up or shooting a school actually FEELS GOOD.
How about Sandra Bullock? Or is she still "dating" her gay bff?
I'd love to hear some of our own DL fiscally conservatives answer this...
How the fuck has it been 20 years?! It's still the most expensive music video of all-time.
Why did she and Sarah Paulson break up? Are they back together?
International Business Times reports that Queen Elizabeth II intends for the Duchess of Cambridge to be in attendance during her birthday parade on June 13.
The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned. Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed. “They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training. Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and tasked with the full duties of a firefighter.Some FDNY members are angry. “We’re being asked to go into a fire with someone who isn’t 100 percent qualified,” the source said. “Our job is a team effort. If there’s a weak link in the chain, either civilians or our members can die.” Wax’s graduation comes as the city celebrates the FDNY’s 150th anniversary and as the department is under pressure by the de Blasio administration to hire more women. Only 44 of the FDNY’s 10,500 firefighters are female. While Wax fell short, two other female probies in the graduating class passed the FST with flying colors. “They’re kicking butt. They’re doing better than 50 percent of the class,” the insider said. “When they get assigned to a firehouse, they’ll be welcomed with open arms because they’ve done what everyone else has gone through.” Other female firefighters aren’t pleased about Wax’s treatment, either. “A lot of the girls in the field are pissed because they feel like they’re getting lumped into the same category of a female getting special treatment and not meeting the same standards as the males,” the insider added. “It devalues what the women in the field have accomplished.”
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