Posts tagged ‘Washington’

August 4, 2011

Handpicked News: DOMA Red Tape, Legal in Washington, Gavin Newsom 2014, Polygamist Leader…

by Accidental Bear

Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal in Washington (at Least One Part) Chief Seattle would be proud. The tribe he led inNATIVE AMERICAN GAY COUPLE X390 (PHOTOS.COM) | ADVOCATE.COM the late 1700s, the Suquamish, has made a giant leap toward equality by allowing and recognizing same-sex marriage. According to the Kitsap Sun,the Suquamish Tribal Council in Washington State voted Monday to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples on its reservation near Seattle, at the request of Heather Purser, a lesbian tribal member.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lesbian Soldier Snagged in DOMA Red Tape  Jessica Lohmeier, who served in the Army Reserves for two years, had a boy Jessica Lohmeier and Lauren Russell X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMin 2009. She told WILX News that after raising James with her partner Lauren Russell for two years, she is ready to reenlist. However, the military requires that all parents with full custody of their children, like Lohmeier, show a marriage license as proof that a spouse will be able to take care of the child if the enlisted parent is assigned overseas. The policy states that the military may not “enlist an unmarried individual with a child under 18,” according to the report.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gay-Friendly Programming Can Be Family Programming, Among Other Things  The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamationjust named ABC Family the network that does the best job at portraying gay characters — and as portraying them as something other than simply white urbanized men. Apparently, 55 percent of the network’s original programming hours have images of LGBT people, which seems like an impressively high ratio considering the actual number of gay people in the population, though it would be interesting to see also what percentage of their characters are gay, and how many of those programming hours feature gay characters instead of having them in the mix or in the background. 

Romney Signs Anti-Gay Group’s Campaign Pledge Ben Smith reports that Mitt Romney has signed-on to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM’s) anti-gay campaign pledge, joining fellow candidates Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. The document — while far less controversial than a  similar effort by Iowa’s FAMiLY LEADER — commits the 2012 contenders to strongly opposing the advancement of LGBT equality.

Gavin Newsom FundraisingGavin Newsom Fundraising In The Lead As Candidates Look To 2014 This article comes to us courtesy of California WatchBy Chase Davis The semiannual state campaign filing deadline passed this week, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom isn’t being shy about his future ambitions. The onetime gubernatorial candidate raised nearly $300,000 in the first six months of this year, far outpacing the state’s other major officeholders as they begin to look toward their next moves in 2014. Both Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris have been mentioned as gubernatorial candidates-in-waiting if Gov. Jerry Brown decides against another run in 2014. For her part, Harris raised about $112,000 for her 2014 campaign committee so far this year.

Fighter Jets Intercept 75-Year-Old Woman’s Plane During ObamaFighter Jets Chicago Visit SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a plane flown by a 75-year-old woman when it entered restricted airspace during President Barack Obama’s Chicago visit. Police say the South Barrington woman was flying the plane by herself and wasn’t aware she was in restricted airspace. They say she didn’t seem shaken, but was surprised. South Barrington is a northwestern Chicago suburb with about 4,500 residents. Obama was in Chicago for a birthday fundraiser.

Polygamist Leader Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse A Texas jury has convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on child sexual assault charges in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls “spiritual marriages.” The 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood stone-faced as the verdict was read.The charges came after a massive 2008 raid of the church’s remote West Texas ranch. Jeffs faces up to life in prison. A forensic analyst testified that Jeffs was an almost certain DNA match to the child of a 15-year-old mother. Jeffs also was accused of assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Jeffs acted as his own attorney and claimed he was a victim of religious persecution.

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

August 1, 2011

Gay Couple Frees Coyote From Giant Mayonnaise Jar: Gay Super Heros

by Accidental Bear

Gay super hero role models! Ok, maybe that is over doing it, but not if you were this poor little curious coyote. AB

Two Seattle men came to the aid of a coyote pup with an unusual predicament. The pup had a jar stuck on his head. People who live in the area had become concerned and called animal control because the pup had been stuck for at least a week. Roel Garcia says he and his partner, Jeff Bryant, had not seen any news reports about the pup and were taking a break from working in their back yard on Sunday when he saw the coyote approaching.

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It was standing just a few feet from Bryant. Garcia said the pup looked weak and they could see the outline of his ribs through his fur. “I doubt he could see anything through the jar, let alone smell or hear my partner,” said Garcia. Bryant waited until the pup turned its head and then he leapt towards the pup, but the pup saw him and tried to run away. “My partner said that he saw that the pup had stumbled and fallen so my partner again leapt to the pup and was able to catch him,” said Garcia. Bryant pulled the jar off the pup’s head and the pup quickly ran back into the wooded area. (via www.ksee24.com)

July 30, 2011

Beard News: Fake Bearded Robbery, World’s Best Beard, Stroke that Beard Art, Duke Grizzly Andrew…

by Accidental Bear

Woman dresses as man, draws on beard in robbery COTTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who dressed like a man and drew a beard on her face has robbed an Alabama bank. Police say the suspect robbed the Cottondale branch of the Bank of Tuscaloosa and she may have been involved in another bank heist earlier this month. Witnesses told officers she had a “drawn on” beard when she entered the bank. Police say she told tellers she had a bomb and demanded money after placing a device on a counter. She took an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the scene. The FBI and local police are investigating.  

Grizzly Andrew: Duke grows grand old beard during 12-day wilderness trek For a man who enjoys a pampered  jetset lifestyle, Prince Andrew seems remarkably comfortable in the wild. In fact, with his Grizzly Adams beard he looks quite the backwoodsman during a boys’ own canoeing expedition in Canada. While aides at home negotiated some choppy waters by revealing he was stepping down from his controversial post as a UK trade ambassador, Andrew was tackling the rapids of the Horton River inside the Arctic Circle. 

 

Another American champion returns home… the man with the world’s bestWorld champ: Burke Kenny poses after winning first place in the full beard with styled moustache category
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The world of international facial hair contests is a highly competitive one with participants taking it all very seriously. So Burke Kenny, of Olympia in Washington state, is rightly proud of winning the coveted title of world’s best ‘full beard with styled moustache.’ The 26-year-old has just returned from the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway.

ART: Yes, Stroke the beard of Garrett Bobby Ferguson

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

January 18, 2011

The Sarah Palin Battle Hymn

by Accidental Bear
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YOU CANT MAKE THIS SHIT UP!

The Sarah Palin Battle Hymn

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Written-Tom Dempsey
Vocal- Gary Mcvay
Submitted-Tom Dempsey