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  • ESPN Denounced NFL as 'Unworthy of Contemporary Society' If Sam Was Undrafted

    05/13/2014 1:37:09 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 150 replies
    While Tuesday's Washington Post covered ESPN's elaborate planning to broadcast "a kiss that rocked the sports world" -- after openly gay Michael Sam was drafted, and they don't mean the later cake-shoving kiss that seemed a little scarier given Sam's size -- the debate over the kiss submerged the flagrant liberal editorializing that ESPN aired a few minutes before the Rams selected Sam with the 249th pick. ESPN reporter Chris Connelly (formerly with MTV) uncorked pre-emptive anger, that if Sam went undrafted, the verdict of "history" (read: liberals) "will be derisive laughter, aimed at a league thus deemed by many...
  • Dolphins fine and suspend player for tweeting negative comment about Michael Sam

    05/12/2014 12:14:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5-12-14 | By Frank Schwab
    When Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones tweeted "horrible" in regards to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, it wasn't a moment the NFL, Sam, the Dolphins or anyone wanted. But make no mistake, it allowed the NFL an opportunity to send a strong message: If you have public and negative comments about Sam and his sexuality, you will be punished and shamed. Jones, a second-year strong safety who had 10 tackles in 16 games last year, tweeted "omg" right after ESPN showed Sam's reaction to being drafted. According to...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • Gay-Marriage Foes Scrambling After Court Setbacks

    02/15/2014 10:11:48 AM PST · by yongin · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 15, 2014 | DAVID A. LIEB, DAVID CRARY and RACHEL ZOLL
    Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials. Some gay-marriage foes are backing a bill recently introduced in both chambers of Congress that would leave states fully in charge of their marriage policies, though the measure stands little chance of passage. In the states, they are endorsing a multitude of bills — some intended to protect gay-marriage bans, others to assert a right, based on religious freedom, to have nothing to do with gay...
  • ESPN's SportsCenter goes wall to wall with Mandela coverage...Huh?!

    12/05/2013 6:15:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    ESPN
    So I am sitting a local sports pub/bar, you know the ones with all sorts of games and sports shows on big screens everywhere.... all of a sudden, I look up and see Barack Hussein Obama speaking LIVE from D.C. "What is going on?!" I asked my companion.... Sure enough, it is an extended statement from the worst occupant of the Oval Office in 100+ years, and it goes on and on and on....then the Sports Center talking heads continue to ramble about the death of Nelson Mandela. On a sports network. About sports news.
  • Meet the Muslim Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan’s Fight Against Stereotypes

    11/08/2013 2:41:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Rula Jebreal
    Kamala Khan isn’t your average New Jersey teenager battling a cultural identity crisis. She has superpowers. And she’s here to smash the stereotype of young Muslim-American women.Marvel has a comic book superhero named Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from New Jersey. This idea is refreshing. It’s important. It reminds me of the late ‘60s film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. That was a revolutionary story about interracial marriage in America at a time when it was taboo. Like that film, Kamala will shatter taboos, too. Ms. Marvel (Kamala’s alter ego) will open the eyes of a new generation of comic...
  • Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)

    10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most...
  • Disney Goes LGBT and Turns Mulan into a Bisexual (Video at link)

    10/19/2013 4:26:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/18/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    Fans of Disney/ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” were recently let in on Mulan’s “dirty little secret.” Mulan is a bisexual. Normally I would not have a problem with a bisexual character in a prime time show that was scheduled for later in the evening, but for starters this show airs on Sunday nights at 7PM Central, and it is touted as a family show. It is Disney after all and inspired by Disney characters. The Huffington Post reports gloats: New ground was broken this week when a member of Disney’s iconic Princess franchise was queered and it was revealed that...
  • Mormon Mom Who Fought for Prop 8, Now Fights for Gay Son [Portman Syndrome]

    06/25/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Antioch · 52 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Wendy and Tom Montgomery are devout Mormons from California who pounded on doors in 2008 to support the passage of Proposition 8, the state referendum that overturned the ruling that allowed same-sex couples to marry in California, and is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. They did so not knowing that their now 14-year-old son, Jordan, was gay and would later contemplate suicide because of the church's steadfast belief that homosexuality is a sin that would cut him off from his family not only here on earth but in the afterlife. "One of core tenets we believe in as Mormons...
  • Miley Cyrus Praises Disney For Plans to Introduce Lesbian Couple to TV Show Good Luck Charlie

    06/24/2013 4:04:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | : 17:10 EST, 24 June 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She has long been an advocate of gay rights. And Miley Cyrus took to her Twitter page on Sunday to praise her former employers The Disney Channel after hearing they planned to introduce a same-sex couple to one of their TV shows. 'Is this this true?!?!?! ' she wrote. 'I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation. They control…so much of what kids think! Life isn't bright sets & wardrobe & kids becoming superstars! This is INSPIRING.' Producers of Disney sitcom Good Luck Charlie confirmed they are set to introduce a character with two lesbian...
  • Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

    04/15/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 79 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/15/12 | Gary Langer
    Wither the Tea Party? A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm. And Americans by a broad 23-point margin say the more they hear about the Tea Party movement, the less they like it, rather than liking it more. That negative buzz has worsened from a 9-point gap in an ABC News/Washington Post poll as the movement was gathering speed two years ago. And its avenues for resurgence may be limited: Interest in learning more about Tea Party is down 7 points from spring...
  • Sandra Fluke: "I encouarage everyone to go to Media Matters"

    03/05/2012 7:03:16 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Georgetown Law student and women’s contraception activist Sandra Fluke told viewers to check out Media Matters for examples of over-the-top conservative rhetoric. When asked by co-host Joy Behar if she had anything to say to her critics, Fluke, who made headlines last because of the attacks and subsequent apology she received from conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, encouraged viewers to check out Media Matters’ website. “Well, I would encourage everyone to go to Media Matters because they have an excellent story on their website that gives a list of the various commentators...
  • Toddler's cuss word on 'Modern Family' draws ire

    01/18/2012 8:22:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2012 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An anti-profanity crusader on Tuesday asked ABC to pull this week's "Modern Family" episode in which a toddler appears to use a bleeped curse word. "Our main goal is to stop this from happening," said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. "If we don't, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don't want to have a 2-year-old saying the 'F-bomb' on TV."
  • Hank Williams Jr. bounced from tonight's Monday Night Football opener after controversial comments

    10/03/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 71 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    Hank Williams Jr. won't be ready for some football this Monday night. ESPN bounced Williams' trademark opening "Are you ready for some football?" after the longtime voice of Monday Night Football's theme song, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. "While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football," an ESPN spokesman wrote in an email to the Daily News. "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast." The...
  • Another reason to boycott Disney. Disney Bans Heavy metal concerts at HOB Anaheim and HOB Orlando

    04/25/2011 10:21:44 PM PDT · by Rockerwolf · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.
  • Ron Paul Wins 2011 CPAC Straw Poll, Sarah Palin Finishes a Distant 9th Place

    02/12/2011 3:47:57 PM PST · by speciallybland · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/12/2011 | Michael Falcone
    There more things change the more things change the same. For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., emerged as the potential presidential candidate that an active group of conservative activists want to see at the top of the Republican ticket in 2012. Paul won this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll by a healthy margin, getting 30 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won 23 percent of the vote. Most of the other possible candidates wound up in the low single digits. Still, Romney's finish was relatively...
  • Human Creativity May Have Evolved as a Way for Parents to Bond With Their Children

    11/24/2010 4:00:51 AM PST · by samtheman · 7 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | ScienceDaily
    Evidence from Disneyland suggests that human creativity may have evolved not in response to sexual selection as some scientists believe but as a way to help parents bond with their children and to pass on traditions and cultural knowledge, a new study published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology suggests.
  • Joy Behar Sneers at 'Overpopulating' Moms, Guest Says Parents of Large Families are 'Littering'

    11/19/2010 7:04:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/18/2010 | Matthew Belan
    On Wednesday's Joy Behar Show on HLN, the host asked about parents who are "overpopulating" the world, and guest Helen Fisher, a Rutgers University professor, compared having a large family to littering, "as if we've got too many people on this planet to begin with." Fisher also bizarrely stated that "for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman." Host Joy Behar devoted the last two segments of her 9 pm Eastern hour program to how women are trending away from having children. Besides Fisher, she brought on author Rachel Shukert and Laura Scott,...
  • Houston Media: Mouthpiece of the Left

    10/28/2010 1:28:55 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 28th 2010 at 9:21 am | Catherine Engelbrecht
    What happens when a group of everyday citizens does their part to alert the authorities to potential vote fraud?  Apparently, Democrat drone media is unleashed to crush the effort.  Check out this Houston, Texas ABC affiliate, Channel 13 News, report claiming leaders of King Street Patriots “may serve jail time,” quoting the Democrat Party as their source: King Street Patriots is the organization that launched True the Vote, an initiative to encourage citizens to help improve elections by reviewing voter rolls and volunteering to work at the polls.  Their honest intentions were met with coordinated lawsuits and an ethics complaint...
  • Angle sends flowers, Behar fumes

    10/27/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 185 replies · 1+ views
    The Corner ^ | 10/27/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Yesterday, The View’s Joy Behar said “She’s [Sharron Angle] going to hell, this bitch!” Behar also compared Angle’s latest ad to a “Hitler Youth” commercial. So today, Angle sent Behar flowers, with a note thanking Behar for helping her raise $150,000 online yesterday. So what was Behar’s gracious response? “I’d like to point out that those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants,” she tartly said. “And they’re not voting for you, bitch.” (One would hope they’re not voting at all, actually.) And when Barbara Walters told Behar she shouldn’t be saying that anyone was going to be in Hell, Behar...