Archive for July 1st, 2011

July 1, 2011

Global Warming Hates The Fourth Of July

by Accidental Bear

As fossil fuel pollution heats the planet, one of the casualties is the traditional celebration of the founding of the United States. The record droughts, floods, and storms fueled by global warming are causing widespread bans on fireworks and the cancellation of numerous municipal firework displays, even a celebration for our soldiers in Oklahoma:

There will be no fireworks this year exploding over Fort Sill in Lawton. The U.S. Army base’s Independence Day celebration and concert will go on as planned Saturday, but its fireworks have been canceled. A fire that started on a base firing range last week burned across 5,500 acres before it was contained. Thirteen homes were destroyed and 1,500 people had to be evacuated. READ MORE

 

 via thinkprogress.com 

July 1, 2011

Judge Rejects Sarah Palin On Global Warming, Keeps Polar Bears On Threatened List

by Accidental Bear

Sarah Palin hates Polar Bears, so sad.

In 2008, the U.S. government placed the polar bear on thethreatened species list because of the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice, becoming “the first to be designated as threatened because of global warming.”

But in 2008, media mega-star Sarah Palin was still the governor of Alaska. Fearing that protecting the polar bear would “cripple oil and gas development” off Alaska’s coasts, Palin — a well-worn climate science denier — sued the government to remove the species from the list. Palin pointed to the high population of polar bears in 2008 and dismissed climate models that predict continued loss of sea ice as “unreliable,” “uncertain,” and “unproven.”

July 1, 2011

Man Admits Stabbing Lesbian Couple – “God Made Him Do It”

by Accidental Bear

God made me do it is the same as insanity defense. God people = freakish, insecure, unstable nut-bags! AB

USAA 25-year-old man from the US has admitted stabbing a lesbian couple – but claims God made him do it.
Seattle resident Isaiah Kalebu is on trial for the brutal attack which happened almost two years ago, causing one of the women to die as a result of her injuries.
Kalebu, who admitted to jurors that he was there on the night of the murder, is alleged to have broke into the home of Teresa Butz and her partner through an open window on 19 July 2009.

July 1, 2011

Fireworks or Fog? July 4th Weekend in San Francisco

by Accidental Bear

The Fourth of July weekend in San Francisco is the peak of scarf and hat weather here. We’re not talking wool by any means, but layers are a definite necessity in July… at… all… times. While the rest of the nation’s eyes are warmly fixated upon explosions illuminating clear summer darkness, San Franciscans often watch the dense deluge of fog creep in on July 4th afternoon, protecting us from the scary night sky, like a blanket swaddling a wee babe. However, a whole shebang of fireworks celebrations is scheduled on the Fourth, regardless of the slim chance of unblemished heavens.

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Photo courtesy of damien_p58/Flickr

Forgetting rockets and sparklers for a hot minute, you may want to check out the SF BBQ Rib Throwdown on Sunday, July 3rdCoffee Bar in Potrero Hill plays host 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., where and when $20 gets you a pour of Lagunitas (or house wine), four tasting portions of BBQ ribs, and a signature side dish from each vendor. You get to help pick the winner!

July 1, 2011

Red Sox Releases ItGetsBetter.org Video and Gives Good Facial Hair

by Accidental Bear

The Red Sox have joined the “It Gets Better Project” and “The Trevor Project” to inspire hope for young people who may be struggling.

July 1, 2011

Video | FREITAG F49 FRINGE Backpack (sexy backpack model testers)

by Accidental Bear

Strongest bag on earth (say with growl). “The F49 FRINGE Back-to-School-Back-Pack has been deemed street-legal by theFREITAG R&D department. Because there’s no tougher hood than schoolyards, it was tested to the fringe of sadism. Whoever manages to tear up this backpack clearly should be dispensed from school.”

July 1, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Adam Boehmer

by Accidental Bear

July 1, 2011

‘Kiss Our American Ass’ By Ted Alexandro & Hollis James Kicks Your 4th Of July Weekend Off Right

by Accidental Bear

This video has everything: mustaches, cowboy hats, beer, an inexplicable wheelchair, a Ford truck, a wife gone off to war, a hardcore rap about Bin Laden, and a happy ending. Oh, and it has the word “ass,” like, a lot.

Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James have crafted a brilliantly obnoxious satire of American stereotypes, particularly our celebratory response to the death of Bin Laden. But there’s a grain of earnestness here that is unusual for a parody video. Alongside ridiculous lines like, “Kiss our American ass, an ass that doesn’t run,” the video makes a subtle acknowledgement of what life in America is like now: families separated while a parent goes off to war, economic strife, feelings of disassociation and aimlessness, and the desire for “America” to be simple and good, the way we think it used to be.

Plus, it’s catchy. And did we mention that they say “ass” a lot. Cause they do. So watch this, learn the words, and sing it loudly at your 4th of July barbecue. Remember, your ass is always free. (via huffingtonpost.com)

July 1, 2011

Handpicked News: Justin Timberlake, Chinese LGBT Groups, R.I. Bishop, Facebook At Work

by Accidental Bear

Having a Speech Impediment Could Get You Tasered in Ohio Town Though proven to be an effective and totally safe way to subdue“disrespectful” youths, Tasering might not always be appropriate—for example, when the youth in question is disabled and maybe not trying to be disrespectful at all. Just a thought!

MySpace’s New Owner: ‘Justin Timberlake Has Too Many Good Ideas To Be At Facebook Shortly after picking up MySpace from News Corp. for $35 million on Wednesday, Specific Media said that it was bringing on Justin Timberlake to serve as the site’s creative director.

Chinese LGBT Groups Protest Online Censorship  The Chinese social networking website Douban may be waning in popularity with LGBT people due to apparent censorship, Time’s Jessie Jiang  reports.

R.I. Bishop: Civil Unions Are a“Mockery” of Marriage  Roman Catholic bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Rhode Island has called civil unions a “mockery of the institution of marriage” and warned that Catholics may not join in such unions. “Because civil unions promote an unacceptable lifestyle, undermine the faith of the Church on holy matrimony and cause scandal and confusion, Catholics may not participate in civil unions,” Bishop Tobin said in a Thursday statement,TheProvidence Journal  reports. “To do so is a very grave violation of the moral law and, thus, seriously sinful. A civil union can never be accepted as a legitimate alternative to matrimony.”

Challenger Attacks Houston Mayor’s “Homosexual Agenda” The businessman challenging Houston mayor Annise Parker’s reelection said the mayor was using her sexual orientation to promote “a homosexual agenda.”

Gmail’s Getting A Fresh New Look  Gmail’s getting a makeover. According to a post on the Gmail Blog, Google’s popular email service will soon roll out updates to the Gmail interface that are designed to streamline the appearance of the tool to make it easier for users to manage their mail.

Google Said To Be In Talks To Buy Hulu Google is reportedly in talks to purchase Hulu, the online video site, according to the L.A. Times. Hulu began to weigh options regarding a sale after an unsolicited offer last week, though it might not necessarily sell itself. It was earlier reported thatYahoo had approached Hulu, but that rumor has been all but discredited.

How To Secretly Read Facebook At Work It’s Murphy’s Law: The minute you load Facebook on your work browser, your boss will visit your desk to see what you’re up to and you’ll surely be cemented in his or her mind as a lazy, social-network obsessed young thing.

Jon Stewart: Halperin Gaffe ‘One Of The Greatest Things I’ve Ever Seen’ Jon Stewart spent the first part of Thursday night’s “Daily Show” addressing the week’s second-biggest media story (after Glenn Beck’s last hurrah, of course): Mark Halperin calling the President of the United States “a d*ck” on national TV.

Music Break | Weird Al Yankovic “Another Tattoo”

 












July 1, 2011

Feeding the Gays: It’s Going to be Hot Tamale of a Weekend

by Accidental Bear

via  packageinspector

July 1, 2011

I Heart Men that Can Read: Has Amazon Killed Book Stores?

by Accidental Bear

There are a variety of gay books stores but what we are talking about here are the ones with out sticky movie booths in the back with convenient holes cute out the walls at waist height. What do we lose if all store front book stores close? Is it a decline in our  community, a social place to meet, browse and cruise that doesn’t involved brain thumping terrible dance remixes of remixes of really bad songs and booze. I believe these staples in out community should be saved and kept alive. AB

Reading is Fundamental Say’s Advocate Magazine

While gay literature thrives in some quarters, another venerable gay bookstore closes; is it as simple as blaming Amazon?

Reacting to news in April that San Francisco’s 32-year-old A Different Light bookstore would be shuttering in the spring, writer Thomas Roche contemplated the reasons for the closure in the S.F. Appeal. Was it the switch to e-books and Amazon.com? The mainstreaming of LGBT literature? An overall exhaustion with gay themes? It’s all of the above, Roche surmised in the Appeal, which, ironically, is an online-only publication. Read More

July 1, 2011

Morning Warm Up Videos: LIKE A CHEESE STICK by LADY BUNNY, Pig Heads & Swinging Dogs

by Accidental Bear

Warning: Contains seven-and-a-half minutes of a robotic hog head dropper decapitating dead pigs.

July 1, 2011

Sinead O’Connor’s Infamous Performance on SNL in 1992 Still Relevant today Just Substitute in Gay Rights| Video

by Accidental Bear

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