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  • Top Putin official mocks Obama’s manhood (Sissy Bomb Attack)

    08/01/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/1/2014 | Daily News
    Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin tweeted a shot of Russian President Putin petting a leopard, next to a posed portrait of Obama with a poodle. “We have different values and allies,” the caption said. Putin, a retired KGB officer, has a history of flaunting his manliness in staged photos that show him baring his chest while riding horseback through the wilderness, sitting next to a polar bear and even fending off an attack from a tiger.
  • You Don’t Want to Miss This Leaked Video of the President Working Out

    06/04/2014 1:05:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 4 , 2014 | Zack Noble
    You Don’t Want to Miss This Leaked Video of the President Working Out There's also a video of him working out. President Barack Obama has answered the age-old question: “Do you even lift, bro?” Obama’s 30-minute workout routine was caught on camera in the gym of the Polish hotel the president is occupying during his visit to Eastern Europe. Officials are apparently unsure how the pictures and video were taken. Local photographer Marek Kwiatkowski told the Daily Mail: “I know the gym, it isn’t possible to snap these shots from outside, they must have had someone on the inside or...
  • EXCLUSIVE BREAKING ANALYSIS: Obama Still Can’t Throw a Baseball Correctly (VANITY)

    05/20/2014 4:48:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Obama’s lack of basic motor skills was on display Monday evening at a Little League game in Washington, D.C. He looked like he was trying to shot put a hacky sack, or something. The Little Leaguers were not impressed, the Associated Press reports: Shocked parents reached for their smartphones to snap a quick photo, but not all of their kids were as impressed. Some held back, unsure of who Obama was, as their parents tried to lure them back onto the infield to join the president. “Daddy, let’s just play,” said one young boy, pulling his father by the hand.
  • (Obama Throws Like a Girl) Batter Up! Obama Pops in on Little League Game

    05/20/2014 7:09:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 19, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Batter up! Obama pops in on Little League game WASHINGTON (AP) — Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a tie but no jacket, Obama shook hands with the players and posed for photos with each team. "What's going on people? How's it going?" the president said, before sidling up to a young girl whose arm was in a sling. "Hey,...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Obama: ‘My jeans fit very well’

    03/15/2014 11:13:17 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | March 14, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    President Barack Obama on Friday said critics of his “mom jeans” should zip it. “I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” Obama told radio host Ryan Seacrest in an interview. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.” Though the...
  • ...Vikings punter Chris Kluwe claims he was sacked for speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage

    01/02/2014 2:37:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/2/14 | David Mccormack
    Ex-Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has said he is ‘pretty confident’ that he was cut from the team last May for being an out-spoken advocate for same-sex marriage. Kluwe has also accused Vikings coach Mike Priefer - currently a contender to become the team’s next head coach - of being a bigot who repeatedly used homophobic language in front him and told him he would ‘wind up burning in hell with the gays.’ The player, whose playing stats were above average, believes his problems began in the fall of 2012 when he started to speak out against the Minnesota Gay...
  • Joe McGinnis: Threats are the 'Palin way'

    09/20/2011 6:08:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, Sepember 20, 1022 | MJ Lee
    Sarah and Todd Palin “scare” and “threaten” people - that’s the “Palin way,” author Joe McGinniss charged on Tuesday. In an interview on CNN for the release of his new book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” McGinniss said he spoke to “a couple of hundred people” for biography, including at least 70 who are cited by name. As for the extensive use of anonymous sources, McGinniss said the Palins’ scare tactics are to blame. “The Palins scare people. The Palins intimidate, they threaten. People in Wasilla are very scared of the Palins, and this goes back to...
  • Obama: "Hear It In My Voice ... I Am Frustrated"

    08/11/2011 3:43:29 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 65 replies
    video at link Obama on credit downgrade from Standard & Poor's: "It happened because Washington does not have the capacity to come together and get things done. It was a self-inflicted wound. That is why people are frustrated. Maybe you can hear it in my voice. That is why I am frustrated. Because you deserve better."
  • Obama walks abruptly out of 'tense' White House debt meeting, Cantor says

    07/13/2011 10:06:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 79 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7-13-11 | NEWSCORE
    The fourth consecutive day of debt meetings between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties ceased abruptly with Obama walking out of Wednesday's talks, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said. Cantor told FOX News Channel that the approximately two-hour meeting at the White House Wednesday "ended with president abruptly walking out of the meeting." He said Obama shoved back from the desk and said "we'll see you tomorrow." "We are very far apart right now," Cantor told FOX, adding, "The progress we made seems to have been erased now." "He [Obama] became very agitated. Said 'Ronald Reagan...
  • Barack Obama has a Special Presidential Walk

    06/21/2011 8:52:57 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/20/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Walk like a man.
  • WikiLeaks: British Police Arrest Assange

    12/07/2010 2:58:27 AM PST · by bd476 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News ^ | December 7, 2010 | Andy Winter, Sky News Online
    WikiLeaks: British Police Arrest Assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police over sexual assault claims in Sweden, according to Sky sources. A fresh European arrest warrant has been received by Mr Assange's lawyer - as anger grows in the US over the latest leaked embassy cables by the whistleblowing website. Sky sources have said officers from Scotland Yard detained the 39-year-old Australian at around 9.30am. Labelling the move as a "political stunt", Mr Assange's solicitor Mark Stephens said his client wants to find out what allegations he faces so he can clear his name. Two...
  • Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants

    11/19/2010 9:54:46 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 688 replies
    Vanity | 11/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants For at least a month now a crew of three or four screen names here on Free Republic have been used to spam post after post all across the board. They have decided that they are Free Republic's police, they think they speak for the whole board, and have been attempting to drive people off this site. But are they real FReepers? Or are they something else? It is pretty clear that they are being paid to do this by a George Soros-styled, left wing organization to spam FR, attack posters, and attempt...
  • Obama Whines: American Journalists 'Never Say Thank You'

    11/15/2010 5:52:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Obama Whines: American Journalists 'Never Say Thank You' By Lachlan Markay Created 11/15/2010 - 7:16pm By Lachlan Markay | November 15, 2010 | 19:16 President Barack Obama is peeved with the American press. They never say "thank you," he whined to journalists in Japan on Monday. According to the pool report from the press conference, one reporter said "Thank you, Mr. President." Someone said the reporter was Australian. "I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you," Obama said. At that, the entire American pool said in unison -- admittedly with a bit of...
  • Two very different presidents

    08/30/2010 8:07:48 AM PDT · by mountn man · 30 replies
    Another Freeper posted from Drudge pictures of the Russian President and the US TOTUSI thought I'd ressurect the idea of it.
  • Obama to take the plunge, will swim in gulf [I'm not going to let you guys take a picture.....]

    08/14/2010 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Obama to take the plunge, will swim in gulf Posted: August 14th, 2010 03:27 PM ET From CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry (CNN) – The one really big question hanging over President Obama's weekend vacation to Panama City, Florida, now has an answer. Will he or won't he dive into the water to send a message that the Gulf Coast is back? The answer: He will, but the public is unlikely to see images of a shirtless President Obama. "I think we're going to go tomorrow and as I just said Ed, I'm not going to let you...
  • Obama runs Volt at 'crawling speed'

    07/30/2010 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 158 replies · 5+ views
    politico ^ | 7/30/10 | MATT NEGRIN
    After consulting with the Secret Service, President Obama drove a Chevrolet Volt at a plant in Hamtramck, Mich., the pool reports. The pool summarizes: “He stepped excitedly into a Black Chevy Volt, behind the wheel, buckled himself in and haltingly drove perhaps 10 feet at a crawling speed.” “Pretty smooth,” Obama remarked.
  • Obama nuclear weapons manifesto is detailed

    04/05/2010 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 101 replies · 4,072+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | Paul Richter
    Reporting from Washington - The Obama administration is releasing a major statement on nuclear weapons policy that will herald a further shrinking of the U.S. arsenal, even as it rejects some sweeping steps advocated by arms control advocates. The statement, to be released Tuesday, will announce that the arsenal will shrink by thousands of warheads, and it will further restrict when the weapons may be used, U.S. officials say. But the administration has rejected proposals to declare that the "sole purpose" of nuclear arms is deterrence, nor will it promise that the United States won't be the first to use...
  • Matthews: Limbaugh's Fans Only Listening Because They're Mad At Their Obama Loving Kids

    04/05/2010 5:23:40 PM PDT · by jentilla · 64 replies · 1,672+ views
    Chris Matthews, on Monday's Today, took after Rush Limbaugh for his use of the word "regime" and "junta" in talking about Barack Obama's presidency. After playing a clip of the talk radio host making fun of Matthews, for making fun of Limbaugh's use of the word regime, the Hardball host and his panelists charged Limbaugh and his listeners of trying to de-legitimize the President and accused them of racism. MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe even went as far to insist the opposition to the President is all about "his color." Matthews also went on to hysterically claim Limbaugh's listeners are...
  • Feminist Men Take Up Arms

    11/30/2009 12:06:44 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 45 replies · 1,945+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 29, 2009 | COURTNEY E. MARTIN
    "Machismo!" shouted a young college student in the third row. "Tough!" "Violent!" "Homophobic!" shouted three other young men, sprinkled throughout the packed lecture hall. Ethan Wong, a student at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., who was dressed in a slim business suit, nodded as he wrote each word on the chalk board. The roomful of young men was brainstorming all the qualities associated with masculinity. Mr. Wong was one of the organizers of the National Conference for Campus-Based Men's Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Groups, a long and clunky name for an unprecedented event that recently took place at his...
  • Major Japanese Monthly (VOICE) In-Depth Article On Obama "Arrogance, Inexperience, Weakness"

    07/09/2009 10:37:47 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 122 replies · 4,120+ views
    "Voice" Magazine, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) ^ | August 2009 Issue (hits stands now) | Yoshiki Hidaka (through "Voice" Magazine)
    Just a heads up to Freepers and fellow Americans. Major Japanese political monthly, now on the newsstands here in Tokyo, called "VOICE", published only in Japanese by PHP Publishing House, has a significant article breaking the news of the TRUTH of Barack Obama to the Japanese People, after months of uncritical adoration by nearly 100% of the Japanese Mass Media outlets.I hereby synopsize translate some points/subtitles of article, and provide a URL link to the Japanese site. If time permits a synop-translation may be provided on FRs. In the meantime, it is interesting to finally see these critical articles emerge...
  • Synthetic turf fields kicking up safety concerns

    05/18/2009 8:11:15 AM PDT · by llevrok · 37 replies · 2,305+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 5/17/09 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE -- Soccer dad Mike Miller prefers the smooth, cushioned surface of synthetic turf because his 13-year-old daughter can play year-round, including in the long rainy season that closes Seattle's grass fields. But as Caty Miller and her teammates dribble, pass and shoot, their cleats kick up tiny bits of ground-up tires that are used as filler between the blades of artificial grass. Those recycled tires have some health experts, activists and parents from Seattle to Chicago to Stamford, Mass. worried that children may be exposed to chemicals by inhaling or swallowing the rubber granules. Some are calling for a...
  • 'BUC' UP, BAWLING BRIGAND

    04/22/2009 3:27:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 771+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 22, 2009 | Andrea Peyser
    THE dread pirate of the high seas shuffled into the court room, standing all of 5-foot-2 and 90 pounds soaking wet. He looked more like an urchin seeking adoption by Madonna than a swashbuckling Somali pirate seeking an American fortune. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, who laughed like a ninny when brought to New York on Monday in handcuffs, sat at the defendant's table, uncuffed. And he proceeded to dig his head into a bandaged hand, sobbing and sniffling like a little girl. SOMALI PIRATE CRIES IN COURT His shoulders trembled and he swatted at his dribbling nose, like a child facing...
  • "MetroPresident: CARTOON featuring Barack Obama...

    10/06/2008 7:11:46 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 1,736+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 10-6-2008 | IPWGOP
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  • John Edwards Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $9.50

    07/25/2007 3:26:33 PM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 50 replies · 1,162+ views
    WLTX.COM (Columbia, SC) ^ | 07.25.07 | Conservatve Inferno
    (McClellanville) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says the 70 cents per hour increase in the minimum wage is not enough. The former North Carolina senator told reporters in McClellanville Wednesday he wants other presidential candidates to join him in calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2012. Tuesday's increase boosted the minimum wage to $5.85 per hour. Edwards made a similar call Monday night in the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston. He says all he heard was bragging about Congressional action.
  • Freep this Poll: Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?

    07/06/2007 1:36:05 PM PDT · by JZelle · 23 replies · 892+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 7-2-07 | Mike Fleeman
    Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?
  • ARTHUR: FAYE SAVED ME

    04/09/2007 2:27:20 PM PDT · by Sterlis · 56 replies · 1,747+ views
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 09/04/2007 | By Chris Hughes, Security Correspondent And Robert Stansfield
    FELLOW captive Faye Turney was instrumental in getting Arthur Batchelor through their terrifying 13-day kidnap ordeal, the 20-year-old said yesterday. Arthur said his brave colleague, nicknamed Topsy, risked beatings from their cynical guards for whispering reassurances to him as he sat scared stiff and blindfolded on a boat after they were snatched at sea. And he revealed that the hardest part of his nightmare in Tehran was when he was separated from mum-of-one Faye - who he said was like a big sister to him - and chucked into solitary confinement. Speaking of the day they were captured, able seaman...
  • Man Fights to Take Wife's Name

    01/08/2007 4:54:07 PM PST · by uglybiker · 97 replies · 1,945+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2007 | MICHELLE RITTNER
    Before Michael Buday married his fiancée, Diana Bijon, he decided to honor her family by bucking tradition and taking her last name. But, it wasn't so easy. Under California state law, he needed to pay more than $300, go to court, file a petition, and publicly advertise his name change for four weeks in a local newspaper. If he had simply gone along with tradition, it would have cost only $50 to $80. So Buday, 29, went to court, along with the ACLU, to change the law. They recently announced their plans to sue the California Department of Health Services,...
  • Breaking the 'boy code' can improve learning, author says

    11/18/2006 4:20:51 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 64 replies · 1,747+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 18 November, 2006 | Kevin Wack
    LEWISTON - School-age boys, whose classroom struggles have recently been the cause of much concern in education circles, are being hurt by an unwritten set of social rules that discourage them from showing their emotions, a Harvard psychologist told a group of teachers Friday. William Pollack, the author of "Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood," used a mix of anecdotes and statistics to argue that stereotypical images of manhood are detrimental to boys. "If a boy puts on a football helmet and cleats, then he's a real boy," said Pollack, co-director of the Center for Men...
  • The challenge to Kerry

    09/25/2006 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies · 994+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-25-06 | Donnie Dobro
    We occasionally receive email from Donnie Dobro, a faithful reader with a down-home sense of humor. Donnie thought he heard a challenge from John F. Kerry and issued a response of his own, accepting it. We reprint below the two latest chapters in the leadup to a forthcoming duel I only hope will be televised. 1. 9/17/06 Challenged by John Kerry Greetings friends and fellow combatants. I have been challenged to a duel. To be specific, just a few days ago while referring to Swift Boat Sailors he stated: “I’m prepared to kick their ass from one end of America...
  • MORFORD: Which Way To The Apocalypse?

    06/09/2006 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 474+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/6 | Mark Morford
    When all the fanatical Christians disappear, will traffic finally improve? Wait, did I miss it? Did it happen three days ago, on 6-6-06, a.k.a. Tea Time with the Beast, a.k.a. the Great Day of Reckoning, a.k.a. the National Day of Slayer, all the world crashing down in a heap of hissing steam and belching smoke and balmy gusty breezes sometime around noon just after lunch but not before rush hour and hitting right around siesta? I might have been napping. Did the Apocalypse finally hit? Did the deep wish of roughly a half-billion zealous believers come to pass and were...
  • Bring on 6$ a Gallon Gas

    05/10/2006 7:56:48 PM PDT · by Tzimisce · 50 replies · 2,161+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Mark Morford
    No wait, not six. To hell with that. Make it 10. Ten bucks a gallon, no matter what the going rate for a barrel of light sweet crude. That would so completely, violently, brilliantly do it. Revolutionize the country. Firebomb our pungent stasis. Change everything. Don't you agree? Here's what we could do: Give gas discounts to cab drivers (at least initially) and metro transit systems and low-income folks, those who have to drive their busted-up '78 Honda Civics to their jobs scrubbing restaurant toilets and flipping burgers and vacuuming the residual cocaine from the seat cushions of numb SUV...
  • MORFORD: Christian Virgins Are Overrated

    05/12/2006 5:59:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/6 | Mark Morford
    Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls" There are these things. These unholy events called "Purity Balls" and you should probably fall to your knees right this minute and thank a merciful and lubricious and happily polyamorous God that you do not know what they are and that you have access right this minute to vast quantities of wine to deflect their nasty karmic arrows because, you know, oh my God. But hey, free country. Purity Balls. No, not some sort of newfangled spherical chastity device to be inserted using vacuum tubes and pulleys,...
  • MORFORD: Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart?

    05/24/2006 7:44:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,087+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/6 | Mark Morford
    It's a shockingly eco-friendly plan from the world's most toxic retailer. Did hell just freeze over? Sometimes you just have to let the possibility breathe. Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime. Take Wal-Mart, the most famously offensive, town-destroying, junk-purveying, labor-abusing, sweatshop-supporting, American-job-killing, soul-numbing, seizure-inducing, hope-curdling retailer in the known...
  • Court says high school can enforce dress code against anti-gay T-shirt

    04/20/2006 7:02:14 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 44 replies · 1,589+ views
    Associated Press (via signonsandiego.com) ^ | April 20, 2006 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO – A suburban San Diego teenager who was barred from wearing a T-shirt with anti-gay rhetoric to class lost a bid to have his high school's dress code suspended Thursday after a federal appeals court ruled the school could restrict what students wear to prevent disruptions. The ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed only the narrow issue of whether the dress code should be unenforced pending the outcome of the student's lawsuit. A majority of judges said, however, that Tyler Chase Harper was unlikely to prevail on claims that the Poway Unified...
  • Women Tackle, Pin Carjacking Suspect

    03/15/2006 5:58:53 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 21 replies · 895+ views
    local6.com ^ | 3-15-06 | Local 6.com
    Two women in Orange County, Fla., fought off a suspected carjacker by tackling and then pinning the man to the ground on his stomach until deputies arrived, according to a Local 6 News report.
  • Ex-{Male} Prostitute Says He Won't Bow Out of State House Race {Dallas Democrat}

    02/18/2006 4:49:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 48 replies · 2,532+ views
    Ex-prostitute says he won't bow out of state House race DALLAS (AP) - A man running for state representative acknowledged that he once worked as a prostitute but said he's turned his life around and doesn't regret his past. Tom Malin, who has also sold Mary Kay cosmetics and now markets electricity, conceded that his illicit past could cost him the nomination in the March 7 Democratic primary. "I've made mistakes in my life, and I've stood before my creator and I've accepted responsibility for my behavior," Malin said in Friday's Dallas Morning News. On his campaign Web page, Malin...
  • Victim of gay bar attack files complaint

    02/15/2006 10:54:58 PM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 728+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/15/2006
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- One victim of the hatchet attack Feb. 1 at a Massachusetts gay bar said he was treated badly in the ambulance because he was gay. Robert Perry, himself a paramedic supervisor with Mercy-General Ambulance in Boston, said the New Bedford EMS ambulance personnel ignored his complaints, were rough with him and slammed an oxygen mask on his face where the gash was. Teenager Jacob D. Robida was eventually killed by police after swinging a hatchet in the bar Puzzles. Perry said he is filing a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Health's Office...
  • Gay star slams Hollywood attitude (Ian McKellen Whines That Hollywood is Gay Un-Friendly)

    02/12/2006 5:52:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 114 replies · 2,501+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 12
    It is still "very, very, very difficult" for homosexual US actors to be open about their sexuality, he said. "The film industry is very old fashioned in California," he said at the Berlin Film Festival, where he received a lifetime achievement award. The British star of The Lord of the Rings said Oscar-nominated cowboy love story Brokeback Mountain may open the door to more films about homosexuality. But the industry still had rigid ideas about leading men, he told reporters. "It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his...
  • MORFORD: The Real State Of The Union

    02/01/2006 5:48:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 501+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/6 | Mark Morford
    How to address a bitter, war-torn but still somehow giddy and deeply horny nation. My fellow Americans, we're not as royally screwed as everything Bush has done during his miserable term in office would have you believe.
  • I am a Gay Republican

    01/02/2006 4:14:15 AM PST · by kutwhoredel · 122 replies · 2,370+ views
    I am a Gay Republican but I almost never chime in on political issues. I believe in small government, which the Bush administration has not been good at, as well as low taxes and the free market. I don't believe in manmade global warming and I think environmental activism is mostly a cover for people who want to make more rules to control our lives. Social issues don't get me very excited and I know I should be more grateful to my gay forefathers for all their sacrifices, but I've never encountered homophobia in my entire life so gay rights...
  • MORFORD: Fun Bits About American Torture

    12/16/2005 7:45:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 320+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/5 | Mark Morford
    In many ways, the U.S. is now just as inhumane and brutal as any Third World regime. Oh well? "We do not torture." Remember it, write it in red crayon on the bathroom wall, tattoo it onto your acid tongue because those very words rang throughout the land like a bleak bell, like a low scream in the night, like a cheese grater rubbing against the teeth of common sense when Dubya mumbled them during a speech not long ago, and it was, at once, hilarious and nauseating and it took all the self-control in the world for everyone in...
  • MORFORD: George W. Bush Gives Me Hope

    11/18/2005 6:49:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 354+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/18/5 | Mark Morford
    The astonishing collapse of the Bumbling One surely means healthy change is imminent, right? Here's the good news: It really can't get much worse. We cannot afford any more wars. The environment has been sold to the bone. The national spirit has been beaten like an Alaskan baby seal and the GOP has worked our last nerve, passed through the karmic blood-brain barrier, reached saturation to the point where even moderate Repubs and gobs of intelligent Christians are finally saying, Oh my God, what have we done, and how did it all go so wrong, and how much Prozac and...
  • MORFORD: To The Drunk Who Smashed My Car Quite a wreck you made, didn't you?

    11/11/2005 9:31:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 983+ views
    SF GATE ^ | 11/11/05 | Miss Morford
    Yes, I know you were drunk. Must've been. Either drunk or on serious meds and/or you just didn't give much of a damn about anything anyway because you're just one of those people, one of those types who comes lurching around the city like a chunk of numbed pain in your big-ass mid-'80s burgundy car with the white top and chrome bumpers -- an old Cadillac? Monte Carlo? -- early last Sunday morning to wreak casual havoc. Is that about right? Do you remember any of it? Here is what I'm guessing: probably not. Let me tell you what happened,...
  • Where are all the Hariet Miers supporters now???

    10/31/2005 9:23:20 PM PST · by nowings · 46 replies · 1,240+ views
    Now that we have a real Scotus nominee where are all the Miers supporters. Be consistant if you can.
  • MORFORD: God Does Not Want 16 Kids

    10/19/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 2,225+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/5 | Mark Morford
    Arkansas mom gives birth to a whole freakin' baseball team. How deeply should you cringe? Who are you to judge? Who are you to say that the more than slightly creepy 39-year-old woman from Arkansas who just gave birth to her 16th child yes that's right 16 kids and try not to cringe in phantom vaginal pain when you say it, who are you to say Michelle Duggar is not more than a little unhinged and sad and lost? And furthermore, who are you to suggest that her equally troubling husband -- whose name is, of course, Jim Bob...
  • MORFORD: What God Really Told Bush

    10/12/2005 7:56:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/5 | Mark Morford
    Apparently, it wasn't just "invade Iraq and Afghanistan in my name." A special report: Scene: White House private residence, night, not long ago. President Bush present in his most favoritest guns 'n' bunnies PJs. Laura asleep, knocked out by a combination of too much Good Housekeeping and excessive hair-spray fumes. Suddenly, a burst of black smoke. A deep, resonant voice speaks: "Psst! George! God here, taking a break from supervising the well-being of eight billion troubled souls along with infinite galaxies of unimaginable vastness to speak with you directly one more time because, well, you're special, aren't you, George? Yes...
  • MORFORD: Love Still Rules San Francisco

    09/30/2005 7:51:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 679+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/5 | Mark Morford
    Leather, techno, sex & war: more only-in-SF juice to make you proud. Take that, uptight neocons. It was the moment when we walked by a jam-packed S.F. City Hall and realized it was open to host a VIP techno dance party, while immediately outside its gilded doors upward of 50,000 revelers wandered and shimmied and flaunted their costumes and drank nasty Red Bull cocktails in the huge Civic Center plaza for the third annual Love Parade, everyone baring flesh and shaking their groove thangs to any one of 200 world-class (well, some of them) DJs spinning their wares on over...
  • MORFORD: Kneel Before The Meteorologist

    09/28/2005 7:53:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,082+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/28/5 | Mark Morford
    At last, one scientist BushCo will definitely -- albeit resentfully -- listen to. Sometimes. So now we know. This is what it takes. This is how far the nation has to crumble and this is how many people have to die and this is how many tens of billions it has to cost and this is how far his dirt-low poll numbers have to fall before Bush will finally come out and say he agrees with one of those godforsaken gul-dang book-learned scientist types. You know the ones. Those informed and well-educated data-crunchers he normally despises like a kid hates...
  • The Storm That Ate The GOP (Morford alert)

    09/14/2005 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 31 replies · 1,454+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/14/05 | Mark Morford
    Can you hear that? That low scraping moan, that painful scream, that compressed hissing wail like the sound of an angry alligator caught in a vise? Why, it's the GOP, and they're screaming, "No, no it can't be, oh my God, please no, this damnable Katrina thing is just an unstoppable PR disaster for us!" After all (they wail), who woulda thought dissing all those poor black people and letting so many of them die in filth and misery in the Superdome while our pampered CEO president enjoyed yet another vacation would cause such an ugly backlash, such harsh criticism...