Saturday, July 23, 2011

Oslo Tragedy May Be Work Of Radical Christian Fundamentalist

From an eyewitness account or the shooting at the children's camp:
"I heard screams. I heard people begging for their lives and I heard shots, Erik Kursetgjerde said. "He just blew them away. I was certain I was going to die ... People ran everywhere. They panicked and climbed into trees. People got trampled ... [He] would tell people to come over, 'It's OK, you're safe, we're coming to help you.' And then I saw about 20 people come towards him and he shot them at close range." 
With that image in my head I was very saddened to see that the shooter who may also be directly related to the bombing attack on Oslo was a far-right Christian Fundamentalist. He is said to have very conservative political views and was vehemently anti-Muslim. Anders Behring Breivik is in custody and charged with the shootings on Utoya island where the camp was built.  He came into the camp wearing a police uniform.

Very tragic situation.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Most Annoying Video Clip Ever - Nyan Cat. Enjoy!

OK this one just amazes me.  It's gone viral and for the life of me I cannot understand why.  More annoying than the Hamster Dance web page from many years ago if that is even possible.  Warning, it isn't pretty even with the rainbows.

DADT Repeal Certified by Military

From Stars and Stripes:
The Department of Defense will certify Friday that the military is ready for the repeal of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" law, setting the stage for openly gay troops to begin serving in the military in late September, U.S. officials confirmed.

The certification comes after months of training for military personnel to prepare them for the presence of openly gay uniformed colleagues for the first time in history, and starts the 60-day waiting period before the law is completely removed.

Under rules outlined by Congress in December, the president, defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were required to certify that the services are ready for the dramatic personnel change before the law could be repealed.

Stephen Colbert - "It Gets Better"

Colbert tells a very real and encouraging story.

Monday, July 18, 2011

BREAKING: Murdoch May Resign from News Corp

From a report just posted on Think Progress:
According to reports by CNBC, Rupert Murdoch is considering stepping down as CEO of News Corporation amid the hacking scandal in the United Kingdom and potential investigations in the United States. British police yesterday arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former CEO of News Corp.’s News International group who resigned amid controversy just days ago. Britain’s two top police officials also resigned under a cloud over the past two days amid growing allegations of improper relationships between Scotland Yard officials and News International employees.

Whistle Blower at News of the World Found Dead

The man who first blew the whistle on the News of the World hacking scandal has been found dead in his home.
More from Sky News.

Alleged "Gay Conservatives" Offer Help to Michele Bachmann

The group calling itself GOProud consisting of allegedly LGBT conservatives now says it will reach out to Michele Bachmann to help her improve her image with LGBT voters.  The group says they want to discuss issues important to LGBT voters with the candidate.

This is the Michele Bachmann whose husband runs an ex-gay treatment program, who says:
  • “It’s part of Satan I think to say that this is “gay.” It’s anything but gay.”
  •  “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.”
  • “Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.”

These guys would be like Jews wanting to help Hitler understand the problems of the German Jewish population in the 1930's.  They are either a fake organization or the most pitifully self-loathing group of closet cases I can imagine. But I am not opinionated or anything.

Phone Hacking Scandal Leads to Fox News!

I hate to be a "I told you so" kind of guy, but hey, I told you so.

The whole phone hacking scandal that is rocking Rupert Murdoch's media empire may have begun with...(wait for it)...Fox News. 

According to the blog Raw Story:
A former producer with Fox News claimed in a lengthy essay gaining new traction this week that the conservative television station has a "Brain Room" in its New York headquarters which enables employees to view private telephone records with ease.
If this pans out it will mean one of the cornerstones of the News Corp cabal will be very vulnerable and perhaps guilty of criminal activities. Might mean buh bye Fox!  Before dancing the Schadenfreude Polka, there is more to learn.  Keep your ears open.

Blood Bank Bans Man for Looking Gay

First off, the whole banning gay men from donating blood is so 1980's.  We have excellent screening tests now for blood and I seriously doubt that simply banning gay men from donating blood makes the supply any safer.  When drunks and homeless people regularly sell plasma for their survival, you have to question how that is safer.

Meanwhile, in Gary, Indiana a man was donating blood when he was informed he did not qualify because he "looked gay" and therefore was ineligible because homosexuals are not allowed to donate blood. The man, twenty-two-year-old Aaron Pace, is not gay.  Go figure?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rebekah Brooks Arrested, Can Rupert Murdoch be Far Behind?

Rebekah Brooks, the stubborn executive at New International who refused to resign was arrested as she arrived at a police station to assist in the investigation of the New of the World hacking scandal.

She is the latest executive of the Murdoch medial empire to be cuffed by police as the scandal threatens to spread to the US. Already the FBI is investigating allegations that News Corp operatives tapped cell phones of 9/11 victims. The trail may lead to Fox News and perhaps Rupert Murdoch himself.

Whatever happens the story is getting bigger and bigger and I predict it will topple the Murdoch media empire or at least change it drastically.