Sincerity, Hypocrisy, and Mark Sanford

I loathe witch hunts over people’s personal lives.  What interests me are some observations on sincerity and hypocrisy which seem apparent to me watching the bizarrely unself-aware and narcissistic way that Sanford has acted as though he is a character in the Bible or some other morality tale in which he is the star. I [Read More...]

Andrew Sullivan Lets Loose On Palin (Again)

The last year or more I’ve been a devoted reader of Andrew Sullivan’s blog.  But it was the last three months of the presidential campaign that I have the warmest nostalgia for and much of that time his blog painstakingly logged ever one of Sarah Palin’s lies and character flaws. It was a great source [Read More...]

Swedish Couple Raises Child Without Gender

They won’t tell anyone the sex of the kid, here are their reasons: “We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mold from the outset,” said the child’s mother, “Nora.” (The paper used fake names for the entire family to protect their privacy.) “It’s cruel to bring [Read More...]

Camels With Hammers Special Election Night 2008 Coverage

Al Franken won. [Read more...]

The President’s Speech On LGBT Issues Yesterday

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the video and one to the transcript. Dan Savage isn’t blown away: my first impression after a quick read is that Obama wants credit for all the great stuff he’s asked Congress to do for gay and lesbian Americans—and he’s only asked Congress to do this [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: “Possession”

Legal blogger Eugene Volokh writes the following about the attempt to rid a teenage boy of a “homosexual demon” “Come on You Homosexual Demon”: That’s a line from an apparent “gay exorcism,” according to ABC News. The article saus that “Robin McHaelen, executive director of the Manchester-Conn., True Colors,” “a nonprofit group for gay and [Read More...]

How Best to Support the Iranians? Larison vs. Hitchens

Daniel Larison excellently states the case for personal support for Iranian freedom but non-involvement by the US government: Something that I don’t quite understand is why anyone would conclude that silence or minimal comment condemning the Iranian government’s violence by government officials requires that private individuals refrain from expressing their moral support. There has been [Read More...]

Mark and “Marco”

Maureen Dowd is harsh but insightful: As in all great affairs, Mark Sanford fell in love simultaneously with a woman and himself — with the dashing new version of himself he saw in her molten eyes. [Read more...]

Ft. Worth Commemorates Stonewall With Unjustified Raid of Gay Bar!

As usual Box Turtle Bulletin has the comprehensive coverage. [Read more...]


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