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August 2, 2011

Rachel Maddow is in it, to Win it!! Extends MSNBC Contract

by Accidental Bear

TEAM RACHEL!!

MSNBC has extended Rachel Maddow’s contract in a new multi-year deal that will keep the primetime host at the cable news network well beyond the 2012 presidential election.

Rachel Maddow

The announcement is expected to come Tuesday at the network’s portion of the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.

The news comes as MSNBC has already locked in many staffers and longtime contributors with contract extensions, a response to overtures from erstwhile MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who abruptly left MSNBC last January. Maddow’s previous contract was not set to expire until next year. MORE

July 27, 2011

Grab You by the Balls News: Antigay Preacher Plans to Sue Maddow, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Scandinavia’s Dark Side…

by Accidental Bear

BRADLEE DEAN RACHEL MADDOW X390 (SOURCED) | ADVOCATE.COMAntigay Preacher Plans to Sue Maddow A controversial antigay preacher from Minnesota has plans to sue MSNBC and Rachel Maddow for $50 million for being allegedly shown in a false light. Bradlee Dean, who runs the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International ministry, spoke in 2010 on a radio show about Muslims and their views on homosexuality. He also encouraged Christians to take a more proactive approach against gay rights and LGBT activism. The Examiner reports that The Minnesota Independent initially reported Dean’s message in 2010, but the ministry claims that his quote was edited and presented inaccurately. Despite a statement put out by the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide ministry disputing the Independent‘s reporting, several other news organizations, including ABC News and The Rachel Maddow Show also ran with a shortened version of the quote.    

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at University of Texas at Austin Linda Millstone, the associate vice president for the office ofUNISEX GENDER X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM institutional equity and workforce diversity, said “If I am a woman in a wheelchair and my attendant is a male, where am I supposed to go?” in an interview with the campus newspaper,  The Daily TexanPat Clubb, vice president for university operations, agreed that gender-neutral restrooms are a priority and will be available in all existing campus buildings. 

Lesbian Couple Save 40 From Norwegian Shooter A lesbian couple dodged bullets to save as many as 40 people who became the target of the shooter in Norway, who is being detained for killing at least than 76 people on Friday. Hege Dalen and her partner, Toril Hansen, were having dinner at a campsite opposite Utöyan Island when they heard screaming and gunshots coming from the island. The couple hopped in their boat and drove across the water, picking up groups of fleeing young people, according to Finnish news site HS.fi

Amulet 1A Novel So Graphic You Can’t Look Away … For Kids As a book snob, I’ve fought and lost a lot of rear-guard actions lately. It was one thing when academics and hipsters (a horn-rimmed multitude) started wrinkling their brows over comic book artists like Daniel Clowes and Art Spiegelman. I was down with that, however reluctantly. Only a bitter-ender could deny that some comic book writers have had a big enough cultural impact — and have come up with resonant enough stuff — to merit a real scholarly look-see. But in a tiny inner voice, I always told myself real books were not just better, but much more up my particular alley. I’d put away childish things. So how do I explain my guilty pleasure, the graphic novel series Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi?

Crime Writers Expose Scandinavia’s Dark Side Norwegian Prime Minister JensAnders Behring Breivik (shown in an undated video) is accused of killing at least 76 people in Norway. Scandinavian crime writers have focused on many of the social issues at play in Breivik's case. Stoltenberg expressed confidence Wednesday that his country’s open, democratic society will not be intimidated by a right-wing extremist’s brutal twin attacks that killed at least 76 people. But questions are being raised about authorities’ failure to recognize the potential threat from the ultra-right — a threat that has been clearly described by some of the country’s leading crime writers. Five days after the bombing at the government district and the killing spree at a youth camp, a mood of collective sorrow still grips Norway.

              


May 4, 2011

New’s Gods Rachel Maddow & Jon Stewart K-I-S-S-I-N-G… Osama Death Talk

by Accidental Bear

Daily Show: Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow thinks the media needs to be humble and not get too far ahead of the facts when reporting on the death of Osama bin Laden.

April 30, 2011

Rachel Maddow at NRA Convention

by Accidental Bear

My Rachel is good on her word and attends NRA convention with Meghan McCain, as promised. I wish I were able to get a play by play of the dialogue that was going through Rachel’s head while walking the floor of convention filled with gun loving republicans (inbreeds).

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Maddow, McCain, and Guns
By Advocate.com Editors

Back in January, Rachel Maddow accepted an invitation from Meghan McCain to attend the next National Rifle Association convention. It kicked off Friday, and the two political commentators are there.

Maddow posted a couple of pictures on her website with McCain on the floor of the convention. Coverage of Maddow’s time at the convention will be featured on Monday’s Rachel Maddow Show.

Maddow is no stranger to guns — she’s said that her first date with partner Susan Mikula was at a shooting range.

April 25, 2011

Rachel Maddow Calls for All Gay Anchors to Come Out Already

by Accidental Bear

You all know that Rachel is my girl! I do as she says (wait does that make me her girl). She calls for other “closeted” anchors to be open about their sexuality. Rachel takes on so many armies herself and deserves a little back up. So, Anderson don’t be a pussy. Rachel needs you. You don’t need to have a parade or be on the cover of magazines (although those who finally come out usually do because they are so happy and relieved). Staying in the closet only is bullying yourself.

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[Images via Getty

 Maddow is one of the very few gay news anchors in America – well, one of the very few openly gay news anchors. Does she feel frustration towards an equally well-known news presenter who is widely assumed to be gay but has never come out? For the first time, Maddow pauses: “I’m sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I do think that if you’re gay you have a responsibility to come out,” she says carefully.
READ MORE AT GAWKER

February 8, 2011

Joan Rivers Gives advice to Rachel Maddow on hair styles

by Accidental Bear
These strange planets called Rachel and Joan colliding is worth your time. This may be a good or example of,

Yin/Yang

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Joan Rivers Tells Rachel Maddow If She Grew Her Hair She Could “Get A Porn Tape”

Joan Rivers

In the newest GoDaddy.com commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, a voluptuous model with her face obscured is being announced as the new spokesperson for GoDaddy. After all the build up it turns out to be… Joan Rivers!

Rivers came onto The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss it, and refused to admit that there was a body double used.

“I am a grandma, so I am a GILF.”

“Are you up to NFL standards of raciness when you text pictures?” O’Donnell wanted to know.

Yes, she takes them of her pulling the plug on old Jewish men.

At the end of the interview, O’Donnell tossed to Rachel Maddow who was coming up next, and Rivers could not help but shout out some beauty advice for Maddow.

“Tell Rachel to grow her hair, she’ll get a porn tape!”

“No, Joan, have you ever seen me with long hair? I look like one of the grown up and gone bad.”

Rivers countered that Maddow would look “hot.”

Ba dump.

Video below

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/joan-rivers-to-rachel-maddow-grow-your-hair-2011-2#ixzz1DPyEj1Nz