Posts tagged ‘MassResistance’

August 10, 2011

Farm Fresh News: ROMNEY AS PRO-GAY? Polygamist Sex Freak, New Pictures From Mars, ‘Red Dress Run’ Charity

by Accidental Bear

Red Dress Run Aug. 14, 2010New Orleans ‘Red Dress Run’ a beer-fueled charity event The Harriers, who style themselves as a “drinking club with a running problem, ” have recruited thousands of guest runners, walkers and layabouts to wiggle into crimson gowns and make their way from bar to bar in the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny on Saturday. Now in its 17th year, the New Orleans Red Dress Run has soared in popularity since its debut, growing from an initial field of about a dozen to a sprawling romp that draws participants from as far away as Chicago. About 7,500 men and women registered for the 2010 event, raising close to $200,000 for charity. Proceeds were divided among 50 local nonprofit organizations. 

HATE GROUP’S NEW BOOK SMEARS ROMNEY AS PRO-GAY Hate groupMassResistance is peddling a new book by one of its members called “Mitt Romney’s Deception,” which details how the former Massachusetts governor supposedly promoted gay rights and “sexual-radical programs” in schools. The author, Amy Contrada, regularly attacks LGBT individuals, groups, and allies, through her work with MassResistance, including Kevin Jennings/GLSENElena Kagan, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and more. Contrary to Contrada’s claims that he is pro-gay, Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, recently signed the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-gay pledge and said Don’t Ask Don’t Tell shouldn’t have been repealedMassResistance has posted a “trailer” for the book, most of which is just pictures of people at pride parades intended to look radical and offensive. Here’s 12 minutes of anti-gay hate attempting to smear Romney:

LOOK: Amazing New Pictures From Mars After a nearly three-year journey, the Mars rover Opportunity on Tuesday reached the rim of the Endeavour crater, according to a statement from NASA and the Associated Press. The rover traveled roughly 13 miles to reach Spirit Point, a location on the rim of the crater named after the Opportunity’s sister rover, the Spirit, which NASA lost contact with in March of 2010According a statement release Wednesday by NASA, the Opportunity will study rocks at the 14-mile diameter crater that until now have have never been seen.

Airline Passengers Get Some Mile-High Sex Ed  Qantas passengers might now have a reason to stay awake on long-haul flights.  AQantas Inflight Movie documentary about the female orgasm is now available for viewing on all of the carrier’s international flights, reports news.com.au. The French film, “The Female Orgasm Explained,” seeks to show the intricacies of the female orgasm and features old pornos, graphics and sound effects. According to a Qantas spokesperson, the documentary is the most popular selection on in-flight channel The Edge (obviously). A synopsis of the film in the entertainment guide has an MA rating, and flight staff can block the program from unaccompanied minors. Other, less racy, options include Disney movies, music concerts, snippets from TV series and the latest film releases, but those are no fun in comparison.

Polygamist Sex Freak Masturbates 15 Times a Day in Jail According to one of his former jailers, the convicted child rapist masturbated more or less continuously while in custody. Rick Bradley, a guard at the county jail where Jeffs was kept in the weeks prior to his trial, told The Daily that the 55-year-old seemed to be suffering from sexual withdrawal and pleasured himself “a lot.” What does that mean, exactly—five times a day? More, Bradley said. Fifteen times? “Sometimes more than that,” he told The DailyThe guard said that the prisoner—who was not permitted conjugal visits—often played solo in full view of his guards. “We could see him,” Bradley said.                                           

August 9, 2011

Handpicked News: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER, Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives, NEW DOCUMENTARY

by Accidental Bear

‘Daily Show’ Creator Lizz Winstead On Supporting Planned Parenthood, And Why Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives

On July 9, Daily Show creator, former Air America host, and comedian Lizz Winstead hit the road for a stand-up tour benefitting Planned Parenthood. She took a break from the show and finishing work on her forthcoming memoir to talk to me about what she’s learned about support for reproductive rights from her audiences; why conservative comedians aren’t very funny; how we can back up Planned Parenthood workers; and her dream television show in the post-Bridesmaids boom for women in comedy. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

SANTORUM: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER | Rick Santorum turned more than a few eyebrows on Monday when he explained his opposition to same-sex marriage by holding up a napkin and observing that it was not a paper towel. On Friday, during a meeting with the Des Moines Register, Santorum relied on a similar metaphor to prove why society can’t “redefine” marriage: water is not beer. “It’s like saying this glass of water is a glass of beer. Well, you can call it a glass of beer, but it’s not a glass of beer. It’s a glass of water. And water is what water is. Marriage is what marriage is,” he said. Watch it:

NEW DOCUMENTARY FEATURES STORIES OF LGBTS ‘BREAKING THROUGH’ INTO POLITICS | A new feature length documentary called Breaking Throughlooks at the experiences of openly LGBT elected officials, including Houston mayor Annise Parker, Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and others. Watch the trailer:

 

Hate Groups Target GLSEN For Pamphlet GLSEN Didn’t Publish The Family Research Council and MassResistance — both anti-gay hate groups — target GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network) in a new scare-video. GLSEN is an organization that advocates for LGBT youth in schools, defending the formation of gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and advocating for anti-bullying policies. But FRC and MR are attacking GLSEN for a publication called the “Little Black Book,” describing it as “the most vile assault on teenagers ever concocted by homosexual activists”: