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HEADLINES: GOP Rename Dems, Aaron Schock, Jersey Marriage, Outrage Movie


REPUBLICANS More than a dozen GOP leaders are pressuring chairman Michael Steele to support a resolution that would request Democrats rename their own party the “Democrat Socialist Party.” [Who Runs Gov]


HOT POLITICOS Freshman Congressman and Gay marriage and abortion opponent Aaron Schock, 27, isn’t gay! He just looks like it. [Details]

NEW JERSEY Latest Quinnipiac poll: 49 percent of those polled support gay marriage; 43 percent opposed. []

PAGEANT SCANDAL No, not with that Prejean girl. This time it’s Miss Universe, and the debate isn’t over marriage, but whether one contestant is too thin for competition. [Jezebel]

TORTURE Dick Cheney’s daughter (and sister to gay gal Mary) Liz, a former Dept. of State official, says the United States’ use waterboarding with detainees isn’t torture, because our own Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Evasion (SERE) recruits went through it. [Think Progress]

MEDIA MOVES Southern Voice and David Atlanta publisher Kevin Hopper makes his exit. [PQA]


OUTRAGEOUS The idea behind OUTrage — the new doc exposing anti-gay Republican politicos who themselves are gay — came “in August 2006, two months before Mark Foley and a year before Larry Craig,” says director Kirby Dick. Meanwhile, there were at least 12 rumored folks who were left out of the film because the evidence wasn’t strong enough. Meaning: Sequel? [Movieline]

GAYS IN IRAQ Even if the U.S. government remains silent, at least one Western nation is paying attention to the slayings of Iraq’s gays. Australia’s government says: “Concerned by media reports that homosexual men have been the target of violence and extra-judicial killings in Iraq, officials in Canberra have raised these concerns with the Iraqi Ambassador to Australia [Ghanim Al Shibli].” That’s step one. [Star Observer]

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  • Dabq

    Steele and the sideshow that is the GOP, and, then along comes this goofy, meterosexual, Schock dude, who is more right wing that Dick Cheney to appeal to those voters who I assume voted for him as he looks good to them since that Details article was as fluffy as it could be. The GOP continues its downwards spiral of buffoonery and no message of relevance.

  • kevin (not that one)

    I can’t say this enough: If you haven’t seen Kirby Dick’s “This Film is Not Yet Rated”, go check it out today!!!

    Anyone who even remotely considers themselves a movie lover/film fan/cinephile should see this important movie.

    That said, I’m certain Outrage will be just as mind-blowing…or in light of the subject matter, foot tapping.

  • 7SnowyNights

    I’m waiting for the Republican Civil War: Reaganite Neocons vs. Social Progressives, coming 2012-2016.

  • Alec

    @7SnowyNights: The social progressives are a tiny minority in the Republican Party. The last poll I looked at showed giant majorities opposed to abortion and gay rights, with more division over tax issues and government spending.

  • 7SnowyNights

    @Alec: True, but my logic goes, if the old guard GOP continues to fall out of touch with young America and try stupid stunts like this that look more like internal sabotage than anything else (this resolution, by the way, is the single most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read; considering the whole “Socialism = Communism = EVIL” dogma from the Cold War, I have no clue how anybody thought this was a plausible request without purposely trying to make the party look bad).

    Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part…

  • rogue dandelion

    do we know shock’s position on gay rights? do we know shock’s position in general?

  • rogue dandelion

    @rogue dandelion: excuse, i didn’t mean gay rights, i meant equal rights.

  • Paul

    Schock is gay. I’m from Chicago. The politicos all know it here. Just wait till the national GOP figures it out a little late.

  • ousslander

    Why are equal rights for gays and abortion lumped together as if one cause has anything to do with the other?

  • (required)

    I want his “ignorance” inside me. Awkward.

  • Greg

    @rogue dandelion: I am originally from Peoria and I can tell you for a fact Schock is GAY with capital letters! He is also Apostolic Christian which is a step or two above the Amish and his daddy is a doctor in Peoria. His daddys money kept the local Peoria press away from asking personal questions. PLEASE let someone expose this fraud for what he is before he winds up in the White House with some big gay scandal! I am gay and he is a poor excuse of what it means to be gay.

  • seyi

    i want to no lady gaga rename?

  • jackieohboy

    I really wish we could see the face of the person who is blurred out. I saw person because I think it is a trans woman, it really looks like somebody who was born male and got implants.

  • testington

    @jackieohboy: now that you mention it that is all I can think

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