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  • Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as 'true self'

    03/24/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 111 replies
    myfoxdc ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | FOX News
    Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman. The teacher, Gary Sconce, informed the Yosemite School District that he will be back in the classroom April 22 as his "true self," a woman by the name of Karen Adell Scot, KFSN-TV reported Thursday.
  • Transgender Defense: 'Donna' Says 'Doug' Is the Spokane Serial Killer

    03/20/2014 7:43:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | 3-19-14
    A transgender woman accused of being a serial killer is blaming the 1990 murders of three prostitutes in Washington State on Douglas Perry, the person she identified as before her transition. Donna Perry, 62, told police in 2012 in an affidavit filed in Spokane Superior Court that she had gender reassignment surgery in Thailand, and when a person transitions from male to female, "there's a great downturn in violence." She also told police that she intentionally had the operation, which she underwent in 2000, "as a permanent way to control violence." Perry is being held on $1 million bond in...
  • TRANSGENDER STUDENT RECANTS SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT

    03/04/2014 4:32:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | staff
    Police say a transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom has recanted the story. Hercules police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten says detectives interviewed the student Tuesday and determined nothing had happened to him. On Monday, the 15-year-old student reported he was attacked by three boys in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school. The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom late Monday morning at Hercules Middle/High School when the assailants...
  • MARCH (FOR LIFE) LEADERS CAN THANK THE UNABORTED BISHOP

    01/17/2014 2:40:17 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 17, 2014 | Tom Hoopes
    This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop.My favorite argument against abortion is the George Bailey argument. Bailey is the character in It’s a Wonderful Life who gets a glimpse of what the world would be like if he never existed.What George Baileys are we missing because of abortion? What kind of world would we have if they had lived?One near miss: The Ravens Respect Life group leading the March for Life this year would have gotten aborted away, if one doctor had his...
  • Dummy Dennis Rodman on his BBF's Dictatorship, Death Camps, and Executions-by-Dog: "NOT MY JOB!"

    01/06/2014 3:25:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 49 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     -adds North Korea 'not that bad...' Celebrity clown and unintelligible drunkard Dennis 'Worm' Rodman arrived today in Pyongyang along with some fellow ex-NBA players he scraped-up (inc. Vin Baker and Cliff Robertson) for an exhibition basketball game- and who better to marshal such an event than an exhibitionist tool who wouldn't dream of doing anything to hurt this latest avenue to attention? The NBA all-stars are set to play the Nork's senior national team on Wednesday, although the original sponsor of Worm's planned exhibition game and DPRK basketball training camp bailed when the Boy King threatened South Korea with annihilation and thew Uncle Jang...
  • Famed DJ plotted to get child drunk, rape her: feds

    10/25/2013 3:39:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2013 | David K. Li
    Legendary New York DJ Dave Herman has been busted for trying to arrange a sick tryst with a 7-year-old girl — whom he hoped to liquor up in the US Virgin Islands and “force” into sex, federal authorities said. The former radio mainstay — whose “Rock And Roll Morning Show” ran on WNEW-FM from 1972 to 1998 — allegedly thought he was teaming up with the child’s mom to organize the perverted attack on the girl, who was called “Lexi.”
  • Male British Soldier Gets Sex Change, Embraces Islam, & Marries Muslim Husband "She" Met Online

    09/04/2013 7:09:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    The Daily mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 September 2013 | Martin Robinson
    Former Territorial Army male soldier, 28, becomes Britain’s first transgender Muslim woman and is now MARRIED • Lucy Vallender had a sex change in 2010 and converted to Islam last year • Says she had been a TA private in Gloucestershire but gave up after a year • 'I tried to do macho things but I was trying to be someone I wasn't,' she says • Met already married Murad online but he didn't know she was once a man • They wed in April on first meeting and have met twice for sex since, she says • But her...
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy

    07/03/2013 10:33:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy Dennis Rodman sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Franz Lidz to talk about his controversial trip to North Korea, saying that his efforts in world diplomacy should be enough to earn him a Nobel Peace Prize. “My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” he said. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama’s] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in...
  • ...DNA tests on six-inch skeleton of 'alien-looking' creature...prove it was...human...

    04/25/2013 5:13:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19:13 EST, 24 April 2013 | David Mccormack
    Dr Steven Greer, who led the project and documentary, has hit back at critics who claim the body is a hoax. 'The CAT scan clearly shows internal chest organs -lungs and what appears to be the remains of a heart structure,' he said. 'There is absolutely no doubt that the specimen is an actual organism and that it is not a hoax of any kind. 'This fact has been confirmed by Dr. Nolan and Dr. Lachman at Stanford.'
  • 'We're just like everyone else': Transgender girl, 11, writes speech....

    01/24/2013 9:11:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    mailonline ^ | staff
    FULL TITLE: 'We're just like everyone else': Transgender girl, 11, writes speech in response to Obama's historic inaugural address because she wishes he'd spoken about her community too When Obama addressed the nation in his inaugural speech on Monday, he became the first president in history to speak about gay rights during the momentous swearing-in ceremony. But while many in the LGBT community lauded his support, one 11-year-old transgender girl was left disappointed that he failed to address her community too. Sadie Croft, who transitioned to a female when she was in kindergarten, has now written an eloquent essay in...
  • Spain: Muslim Kills Horse By Anally Raping it With Wooden Handle

    09/20/2012 7:40:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Islam vs. Europe ^ | Thursday, 20 September 2012 | Cheradenine Zakalwe.
    <p>Not long ago I posted a story about a Muslim who had been kicked in the face by a horse he was trying to rape. Now it seems the same Muslim returned to the same place to do the same thing. This time he killed a horse, although we don't know if it was the same one.</p>
  • N.J. woman to break new ground as first elected transgender DNC member

    09/02/2012 7:16:45 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 92 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Sep 2 2012 | David Giambusso
    Barbra Casbar Siperstein is scheduled to arrive in Charlotte today as the first elected transgender member of the Democratic National Committee. She has been New Jersey’s first and only transgender power broker for a lot longer. In a state with a reputation for machismo, that’s no small feat for someone who describes herself as "a woman scarred by years of testosterone."
  • Cousin of transgender woman fatally shot in Maplewood testifies that suspect was in apartment

    05/16/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT · by heartwood · 7 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexi Friedman
    Victoria Carmen White’s death was about ego, anger and an illegal gun, an Essex County assistant prosecutor told the jury in Newark Tuesday. Her accused killer, Alrashim Chambers, stands charged with murder, bias intimidation and weapons offenses in the fatal shooting of the 28-year-old transgender female, whom he had met hours earlier at an Irvington nightclub. "But for Carmen White’s status as a transgender individual, I would submit to you she would be alive today," Assistant Prosecutor Eileen O’Connor said during her opening statements in Superior Court. What began that night as "a festive event of young people, turned very...
  • New England Fishermen Freak Out After The Government Closes The Bay Of Maine For Two Months

    04/29/2012 12:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/29/12 | ap
    BOSTON (AP) — Fisherman Lou Williams sees plenty of harbor porpoises, usually swimming in small pods well away from his boat, unlike the herds of lookalike dolphins that get close enough to ride his vessel's wake. A place Williams doesn't see many porpoises is his nets. "It's a rare occasion," said Williams, 55, who fishes out of Gloucester. "I don't think more than a couple this year." But federal regulators say far too many porpoises in the Gulf of Maine are drowning in fishing gear, specifically the stationary nets that Williams and other fishermen use, called gillnets. The estimated fatalities...
  • Possible Victims Come Forward in Bad Butt Injections Case: Officials

    Several people have come forward claiming a transgender woman, who was arrested for allegedly injecting toxic substances into a woman's buttocks, performed similar procedures on them, health officials said Monday. Oneal Ron Morris, 30, bonded out of jail after being arrested on Friday at a North Lauderdale home. She was charged with practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury after an investigation by Miami Gardens Police and the Florida Department of Health. The Florida Department of Health was told by a victim in 2010 that Morris allegedly injected treatments into the victim's buttocks, which resulted in life-threatening injuries....
  • ‘Star Wars’ Actress: Date with Sen. Dodd Brought Wild (sic Perverted) Questions from Sen. Kennedy

    11/10/2011 9:25:13 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2011 | Judy Kurtz
    ‘Star Wars’ actress: Date with Sen. Dodd brought wild questions from Sen. Kennedy Holy Obi-Wan Kenobi! “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher claims the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) asked her some pretty frank questions while dining out with the star and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). According to published excerpts from Fisher’s new book, “Shockaholic,” the entertainer, best known for her role as Princess Leia, was fresh out of her first stint in rehab and on a date with a then single Dodd back in 1985. Kennedy joined the pair at dinner in D.C.. Fisher writes, “Suddenly, Senator Kennedy, seated...
  • TSA: Worker Who Wrote ‘Freak On’ Note No Longer Checking Baggage

    10/26/2011 6:31:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | 10/26/11
    NEW YORK - A Transportation Security Administration employee responsible for a passenger’s ‘freak’ out earlier this week is no longer checking luggage, according to the agency. Jill Filipovic, of Brooklyn, who flew from Newark Liberty Airport to Dublin over the weekend opened her luggage Monday morning to discover a personalized note on an official TSA form, reading “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL.” Filipovic, a lawyer and blogger, believes the note stemmed from the small vibrator that was packed in her suitcase. On Wednesday, the TSA said that it had “quickly launched an investigation and identified the employee responsible.”
  • Man arrested after being found standing over goat, wearing women's underwear

    05/03/2011 5:42:43 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 60 replies
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | Tuesday May 3, 2011 | Ashley B. Craig
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An Alum Creek man has been arrested after neighbors allegedly found him standing over the dead body of a stolen pygmy goat while wearing women's underwear. Mark Lucas Thompson, 19, of Greenview Road was taken into custody early Monday at his home. Deputies had dealt with the man before and believe him to be mentally unstable. Thompson told deputies he had been high on bath salts for the last three days, said Cpl. Sean Snuffer, a detective with the sheriff's office. Deputy J.S. Shackelford was dispatched about 3:15 a.m. Monday to the home on Quebec Drive to...
  • Military Officials Dispute Claim Army Unit Was Directed to Manipulate Senators

    02/25/2011 9:08:39 AM PST · by Racehorse · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 February 2011 | Jennifer Griffin and Justin Fishel
    Both sides are starting to speak out after Rolling Stone reported that the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, who is in charge of training Afghan troops, tried to tap members of the military's "information operations" unit to use their skills on visiting senators and congressmen, among others. The goal, according to the article, was to convince officials to provide more troops and money. The accuser, Lt. Col. Michael Holmes, stood by his allegations in an interview with Fox News. He said the top brass ordered his unit to gather information in a way that was "over the line," and...
  • WHY OBAMA IS SCARY SKINNY

    01/19/2011 6:12:35 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 98 replies
    National Enquirer via Drudge ^ | 1/19/2011 | ENQUIRER
    The real reason behind PRESIDENT OBAMA's shocking weight loss - he's secretly battling stomach parasites, say sources. The pencil-thin president caught the parasites on a trip last year to Hawaii, where he and his family also vacationed over Christmas, according to top political insiders. "Barack has wanted to keep the stomach parasites under the radar," revealed a close source. "There had been a public health warning about them in Hawaii when he caught them."
  • Does anyone else worry about the cops having possession of the shooter's computer? (VANITY)

    01/10/2011 5:28:26 AM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 51 replies
    1/10/2011 | surroundedbyblue
    So after Sheriff Dupnik running his mouth about the shooter being incited by "vitriol" coming from cable news & radio, I started worrying about law enforcement having possession of this guy's computer. There is a clear effort being made by many, many people to blame this on the conservatives in this country. I'm not accusing anyone of anything but the thought crossed my mind that could someone "plant" evidence on his computer that he was following Glenn Beck, Palin, etc? Or am I just a tin foil hat freak???
  • Big Spring man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

    12/17/2010 4:57:37 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies
    KCBD TV ^ | 12-17-2010 | News staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - John Alan Conroy, 36, of Big Spring, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to one count of producing child pornography and one count of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He faces a statutory sentence of 15 to 50 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. Judge Cummings ordered a pre sentence report with sentencing to be scheduled after the completion of that report. Conroy has been in custody since his arrest in July 2010 on a related...
  • (Vanity) Just a little Freeper blast from the past related to PMSDNCers new book...

    10/22/2010 9:29:27 PM PDT · by DGHoodini
    web search | 10/23/10 | DGHoodini
    Ran across this doing a web search, and found it amusing as one of Morning Joe talking heads has just written a book called The Freak Show..attempting to push the appellation onto the American political scene, rather than where it belongs...on MSNBC and all it's freak hosts: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1762757/posts
  • Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

    09/05/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th September 2010 | Kate Loveys
    A founding member of ELO has been killed in a freak accident when a giant hay bale rolled out of a field and landed on his van. Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly when the 50-stone cylindrical bale careered down a slope, flipped 15ft over a hedge and smashed on to the roof of his van. Mr Edwards, 62, was known for unconventional cello playing including plucking the strings with an orange or grapefruit and his bizarre customs which became a major ingredient of ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra.
  • Obama ate alone at fund-raiser dinner

    07/30/2010 5:28:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies · 5+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 30, 2010
    The big spenders who shelled out $30,400 a head for dinner with President Obama at the Four Seasons restaurant and at Anna Wintour's house didn't actually break any bread with him. After starting Tuesday night at a dinner for 60 high-rolling Democratic supporters hosted by hedge-fund billionaire Marc Lasry, Obama headed to a private room at the Four Seasons to wolf down steak, potatoes and broccoli with two aides before heading to Wintour's Greenwich Village home. Obama arrived at the Four Seasons at 5 p.m. Spies said he gave a short speech and schmoozed with 60 attendees, including Lasry and...
  • 'Fakir' Arrested For Killing Infant (Muslim Mystic Beheads Baby Boy)

    07/28/2010 7:35:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Straits Times ^ | July 26, 2010 | AFP
    'Fakir' arrested for killing infant CHENNAI (India) - POLICE in southern India said on Monday they had arrested a self-styled Muslim 'fakir' for the gruesome murder of an infant boy in a ritual he believed would lend him supernatural powers. Abdul Gafoor, a mystic who claimed he could perform magical feats, had confessed to kidnapping the 18-month-old in the southern city of Madurai and then beheading him, police inspector Chidambaram Murugesan told AFP. 'During questioning, he said he had a dream and heard a voice saying he would get extraordinary healing powers if he sacrificed a male child,' Mr Murugesan...
  • Rep. Barney Frank Causes Scene Demanding Discount

    07/28/2010 4:17:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.nypost.com/ ^ | July 28, 2010 | Biggirl
    Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID.
  • Firefighter's transgender widow decries lawsuit

    07/25/2010 8:22:32 AM PDT · by redreno · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Chron.com Houston & Texas News ^ | July 23, 2010, 1:31PM | By BRIAN ROGERS
    A Wharton county judge is expected to hear evidence on Friday in the first step toward sorting out the estate of a firefighter killed in the line of duty, in dispute because of a lawsuit between his parents and his widow who was born a male.
  • Palestinians Freak — No Direct Talks!

    07/09/2010 10:13:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 7/9/10 | jennifer rubin
    This makes it clear just how petrified by the prospect of direct negotiations the Palestinians are: The Palestinian Authority has added new conditions for resuming direct talks with Israel, presenting new demands that in effect preclude negotiations. The stipulations stated to the BBC by PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat reflect a previously stated strategy of waiting “a year or two” for the United Nations to recognize it as a new Arab country instead of trying to reach a compromise agreement with Israel. … Erekat told the BBC that in order for direct talks to resume, Israel also must accept former...
  • Police: Woman Faked Being A Boy For Sex With Girl (Photo)

    07/07/2010 8:15:40 AM PDT · by TSgt · 68 replies · 3+ views
    WKRC ^ | 07 July 2010 | WKRC
    A local woman is behind bars, accused of pretending to be a teenage boy in order to have sex with a teenage girl. 31 year old Patricia Dye faces a number of charges, including importuning, corruption of a minor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Warren County Prosecutor tells Local 12 that Dye allegedly cut her hair and used the name "Matt Abrams" when courting the girl, who is between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. The girl went to a motel with Dye in June, but didn't know Dye was really a woman. When...
  • Obama: the Creed that Defines the Character of this Country is YES WE CAN

    03/27/2010 7:26:33 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 8 replies · 241+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/27/10 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama: the Creed that Defines the Character of This Country is YES WE CAN. Yes he really said it in Iowa at the end of his campaign speech.
  • Obama speaking LIVE on terrorism meeting at White House

    01/05/2010 1:49:10 PM PST · by SE Mom · 208 replies · 7,490+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5 January 2010
    President Obama to speak about national security: Watch live
  • Obama's Christmas Eve email propaganda

    12/24/2009 11:15:16 AM PST · by cycle of discernment · 15 replies · 689+ views
    ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: President Barack Obama Date: Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM Subject: A historic moment To: Don xxxxx Don -- Although it's Christmas Eve, I wanted to share some exciting news: The Senate just passed a historic health reform bill. In all the back and forth, it's easy to lose sight of what this incredible breakthrough really means. But consider this: This Christmas, there are millions of Americans without health insurance who risk losing everything if they get sick. There are mothers and fathers who wonder how they'll provide for their children because an illness...
  • From Chastity to Chaz: Bono Speaks Out

    11/08/2009 6:54:54 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 66 replies · 2,981+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | 10/29 | CBS
    (CBS) In June, Chastity Bono, daughter of entertainers Sonny and Cher, shocked the entertainment world by announcing that she was becoming a he. Now, in his first interview, Chaz Bono, as he now calls himself, speaks to "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart about his transformation, his famous family and the struggle he's gone through since childhood. "I have to tell you that I was really quite moved with my time with Chaz. His honesty, thoughtfulness and warmth not only impressed me, but it helped me understand this very serious choice he's made," Hart told Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith. According to...
  • Olbermann: Rush Spawning Beck 'Like Spreading Syphilis'

    10/13/2009 6:08:23 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 2,601+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just when you thought Keith Olbermann couldn't get any more vile or vulgar . . . Opening this evening's Countdown, Olbermann said that Rush Limbaugh's observation that Glenn Beck was the result of his success "is like congratulating yourself for spreading syphyllis." Olbermann made his crude comment in teasing a segment on Rush's interview with NBC's Jamie Gangel. View video.
  • Peggy Noonan, Teaching at Harvard: “You Have To Let Your Freak Flag Fly.”

    10/11/2009 6:26:19 AM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 28 replies · 2,288+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 10/10/2009 | Foster Kamer
    Three-steps-from-crazy-cat-lady WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan is teaching at Harvard. Our spies report: "Peggy's a ridiculous, hilarious person to speaking with any authority on anything at all." They've provided us with her awesome quotes. We're presenting them emoticon-contextualized them for you...
  • Woman getting married to fairground ride

    08/08/2009 2:21:40 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 76 replies · 2,415+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 05 Aug 2009 | Sasjkia Otto
    This follows a "courtship" of 3,000 rides over ten years with the 80ft gondola ride called 1001 Nachts. Miss Wolfe, 33, from Pennsylvania, will change her surname to Weber after the manufacturer of the ride she travels 160 miles to visit 10 times per year, according to reports “I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we’ll be together forever,” she said. Miss Wolfe first fell for the ride when she was 13: “I was instantly attracted to him sexually and mentally. “I wasn’t freaked out, as it just felt so natural, but I didn’t tell...
  • Frustrated N.J. Transgender Teacher to Retire

    07/22/2009 8:28:33 PM PDT · by metmom · 55 replies · 2,118+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Associated Press
    LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — When word got out that Mr. McBeth, a popular substitute teacher at two southern New Jersey school districts was about to come back to class as Miss McBeth, it caused an uproar. The former William McBeth had undergone sex reassignment surgery and was now Lily McBeth. The schools' 2006 decisions to keep her on as a substitute were hailed around the nation as a model of tolerance and acceptance of transgender Americans. But the storybook ending never happened: She got only a handful of assignments since then and is resigning in frustration.
  • Carrdine Photo Reveals Fishnet Stocking

    06/07/2009 9:09:14 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 55 replies · 4,038+ views
    We've just seen a higher resolution image of the photo that appears to be David Carradine's body hanging in his hotel room -- and it shows what seems consistent with an auto-erotica scenario ... at least from outward appearances. The photo -- published by a Thai tabloid -- shows a body suspended from a bar in a closet, with his hands bound together above his head. Carradine's genitals were also tied. But the new sharper image also reveals what appears to be fishnet stockings covering the body. You can also see red women's lingerie on the bed. And, it appears,...
  • Religious right defends Rudy

    04/21/2009 9:03:33 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 87 replies · 1,489+ views
    POLITICO ^ | Apr 21, 2009 | By KENNETH P. VOGEL
    The religious right, which vehemently opposed Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, is rallying to the former New York mayor’s defense against attacks from gay rights groups. The skirmish began when Giuliani in an interview with the New York Post opposed New York Gov. David Paterson's proposed gay marriage bill and asserted it would spark a backlash against Democrats. ....[S]ocial conservatives are applauding him for his stance on an issue over which they have often been at odds with him. SNIP Even Tony Perkins, president of the influential Family Research Council and an outspoken critic of Giuliani’s...
  • Glenn Beck Thread TaxDay TeaParty Special

    04/15/2009 8:46:28 AM PDT · by FlashBack · 60 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Glenn Beck Early-Bird Thread for 4-15-09
  • Butterfingers Obama lets Blackberry slip

    01/17/2009 4:26:35 PM PST · by hjaze · 44 replies · 1,536+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 17th of January 2009 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama's cherished Blackberry slipped through his fingers Friday — but it was only a butterfingers moment. Obama, who has been reluctant to relinquish the device when he becomes president, dropped his Blackberry and its hard plastic case onto an airport tarmac as he emerged from his fortified vehicle. A Secret Service agent hustled to pick it up.
  • Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry

    01/16/2009 4:57:14 PM PST · by Red Steel · 99 replies · 2,510+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 16 07:24 PM US/Eastern
    Despite legal and security hurdles, president-elect Barack Obama says he has a plan to retain his beloved Blackberry once he moves into the White House next week. Interviewed by CNN Friday, Obama said the smartphone was among the tools that he would use to stay in touch with real Americans and avoid becoming trapped inside the presidential "bubble." "I think we're going to be able to hang on to one of these. My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN," he said. "So I make sure...
  • Caption Shepard Fairey, who created those Che-like Obama posters

    01/15/2009 11:04:23 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 28 replies · 3,201+ views
    me ^ | 1/15/09 | me
    (entitled "Friend Mao")
  • Caption Obama

    12/27/2008 5:28:32 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 108 replies · 4,032+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/27/08
    President-elect Barack Obama greets onlookers after working out at the Semper Fit Center at Marine Corp Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008.
  • The secret friendship of Hillary Clinton and John McCain

    12/24/2008 5:14:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,939+ views
    It's one of those things that sneaks up on you in politics, a sense of things happening not quite as you expected. It started in April when our Times colleague Louise Roug called with a quote from Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • Pregnant man' Thomas Beatie and wife Nancy expecting second child

    11/13/2008 3:16:36 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 58 replies · 1,419+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 12/13/08 | Daniel Nasaw
    The world's first male mother is pregnant again, hoping to enlarge the family he started after giving birth in June to a daughter. Thomas Beatie, a former Hawaiian beauty queen, caused a worldwide clamour last spring after announcing his first pregnancy.
  • Keith Olbermann: The McCain Campaign Bribed Pages in Order to ‘Shut Me Down’

    11/03/2008 12:08:46 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 2,342+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    Keith Olbermann's e-mail response to Time about the Saturday Night Live sketch in which Ben Affleck parodied him this past weekend is so patently Keith Olbermann that it almost seems like the SNL staff wrote it. He begins lightheartedly enough: SNL and my Football Night In America show share adjoining studios, so upon my arrival yesterday, awaiting me was one of the cue cards from the bit, with Ben writing of the sketch: "Keith - Remember, a) I didn't write this; b) it took years of study - fondly, Ben." Right, so we are duly informed that (a) Ben Affleck...
  • Obama angry at FOX for tarnishing halo effect

    10/20/2008 2:01:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 2,535+ views
    One News Now ^ | October 20, 2008 | Chad Groening
    A conservative media watchdog says it's outrageous that Barack Obama is blaming a major cable news service for costing him two to three points in the polls. In a recently published interview for the New York Times Magazine, the Democratic presidential candidate said: "I'm convinced that if there were no FOX News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls. If I were watching FOX News, I wouldn't vote for me, right? Because the way I'm portrayed 24/7 is as a freak!" The Illinois senator continued, explaining that he is being typecast as "the latte-sipping, New York...