Posts tagged ‘ABC News’

August 1, 2011

Dolly Apologizes to Lesbian Couple and Does some damage control for Dollywood

by Accidental Bear

I can just hear her squeaky, wonderful voice bouncing off her delicious breast, “Golly Gosh darn, really? I’m sorry.” Dolly does some damage control. AB

Dolly Parton has issued an apology to the lesbian couple who felt discriminated against at Dollywood last month, saying she’s sorry for “the hurt or embarrassment,” reports ABC News.

As The Advocate reported July 20, Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton and the children of a friend were stopped at the entrance to Parton’s popular Tennessee theme park when a gatekeeper noticed Odom wearing a T-shirt that read “Marriage Is So Gay.” Odom was instructed her to turn the shirt inside out before her party could enter Dollywood. Parton’s statement reads: “I am truly sorry for the hurt or embarrassment regarding the gay and lesbian t-shirt incident at Dollywood’s Splash Country recently. Everyone knows of my personal support of the gay and lesbian community. Dollywood is a family park and all families are welcome.”

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(via Advocate mag)

August 1, 2011

Excellent news – Congresswoman Giffords is back and voting tonight!”

by Accidental Bear

This is the most remarkable news I have heard all year. I want to start a petition for Gabrielle Giffords to be able to pound nails into assailants (I don’t like to say his name, because he gets’ off on that) skull for 12 hours a day and the other half of day they keep him alive to feel the pain. Will you sign my petition? Teary eyed reporting brought to you by Accidental Bear.

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl (@JonKarl) and Sunlen Miller (@SunlenMiller) report:   Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., returned to Congress tonight for the first time since being shot in the head in January, casting a vote in support of the compromise debt ceiling bill.

“Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” read a message posted to Giffords’ Twitter account while members began casting their votes on the House floor.

Minutes later, Giffords slowly entered the chamber to loud, sustained applause and a standing ovation by her colleagues, who huddled around her to give hugs, kisses and handshakes.

Vice President Joe Biden, with a big smile on his face, walked to the House floor and said, “I came to see Gabby, that’s why I’m here.” MORE

June 28, 2011

Handpicked News: Michelle Obama Mum, Teens Allegedly Beat Gay Man, Gabrielle Gifford, Google New Social Network

by Accidental Bear

 

Anderson Cooper Is Sick of Hearing About Kim Kardashian’s Ass, Too

Brave: Pixar’s New Hero Is a Little Ginger Girl 

Swedish Preschool Bans GenderA public preschool in a liberal part of Stockholm has created an environment where gendered pronouns are not used, the children are referred to as “friends” instead of “boys and girls,” and toys are deliberately gender neutral. Sounds crazy! It also sounds like a conservative’s worst fucking nightmare. From the New York Daily News:

Michelle Obama Mum on Marriage If Michelle Obama supports gay marriage, she’s not saying so publicly.The first lady’s communications director, Kristina Schake, told Politico today that “Mrs. Obama has never made any public statements about same-sex marriage.”

 Gay Weddings to Boost N.Y. Economy

Springfield Teens Allegedly Beat Gay ManSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Nine teens and preteens were arrested for allegedly beating and robbing an openly gay man at a Springfield park Tuesday morning. The 30 year-old victim was badly hurt in the attack, which police are labeling a hate crime. According to Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney, Shay Andre Edwards, 19, of Springfield was arrested on charges of unarmed robbery and violation of civil rights with injury. Four other teen boys and four teen girls are also facing the same charges in connection with the attack. Their identities are not being released because they are underage. Delaney says the attackers ranged in age from 12 to 19 years old.                                                                                                          Gabrielle Giffords Makes First Public Appearance  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made her first public appearance since being wounded in a tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year in which numerous victims were hurt or had their lives taken, ABC News reportsAccording to the outlet, Giffords attended a ceremony at Space Center Houston in Texas at which her husband astronaut Mark Kelly — who recently announced his retirement from NASA, effective October 1 — was awarded the Spaceflight Medal, which is given to shuttle members upon safely returning home from their missions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Google Announces New Social Network Google has finally launched its long-awaited social network, the Google+ projectThe Google+ network is designed around users’ social circles (called +Circles) and lets users selectively share with specific groups within their personal network, rather than sharing with all their social connections at once.The search giant emphasizes Google+’s privacy customizations and hopes that users will choose to use the new service over more established networks like Facebook and Twitter.