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Same-Sex Marriage, Same Stupid Argument ... Even An Eight-year-old Knows Better

09/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Abbey who lived in Oz … Oztralia … Australia … and she has two gay uncles in Melbourne, who had to travel to New Zealand to be married. Her uncles, > read more

WTF? Claire Danes

09/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

At the recent Emmy Awards, Claire Danes, who usually dresses so well, came off as a bit on the fugly side wearing, and this is serious, y'all, a red, sleeveless version of the craptastic gown that Kim Kardastrophe wore when she married the Krazy Man. > read more

The Monday After Pride

09/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

Carlos and I attended SC Pride in Columbia this week. We’ve attended Prides before, everywhere from Key West to Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, and even here in Columbia twice. I’ve attended Pride in Sacramento and San Francisco while living i > read more

Sunday Funnies

09/21/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

09/20/2014 08:00:00 AM

At a recent concert in Sydney, Kanye Kardastrophe, nee West, called out a pair of fans for not standing up while he was pontificating. Trouble was, one fan had a prosthetic limb, and the other was in a wheelchair.Uh huh. Kanye — who once sang, er, > read more

PR 13 Ep 9: Living Dolls, Dying Designs

09/19/2014 15:00:00 PM

We open with Sandhya complaining that no one likes her, and then a quick edit leads to the guys saying they don’t like Sandhya, and Amanda and Korina — who didn’t like each other a few weeks back — bonding over their shared confusion about th > read more

Would You Hit It?

09/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Corey Stoll is in everything. He plays the doctor on The Strain while wearing a bad rug; he’s in the new film This Is Where I Leave You; and he’s got a part in the new season of Homeland.But that’s neither here nor there because all I have is o > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

09/19/2014 09:00:00 AM

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator, clutching his pearls and fear-mongering about ISIS:"The first thing I want to tell American people, from my point of view, it > read more

Random Musings

09/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

This week Carlos and I attended the celebration of Mexican Independence — it’s September 15th, > read more

Target: My Two Dads Ad

09/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

They say some things never change, but some things do … like Target.It was just a couple of years ago that the retail giant sparked the ire of many in the LGBT community when they began donating money to the political campaigns of anti-LGBT candida > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Casa 7A

09/17/2014 15:00:00 PM

The challenge was to design a country house near Villeta, Colombia, high in the jungle at the top of a very steep hill where the weather is hot and dry year-round.The house — some 6000 square feet — is basically just three rooms, along with a stu > read more

In Indiana, A Woman Is Dying To Have Her Marriage Recognized

09/17/2014 09:00:00 AM

Does anyone else see this as completely bassackwards?In Indiana, The Gays cannot get married, nor can gay folks living in Indiana, but married in a marriage equality state, have their marriage recognized. But, last week a federal judge approved an ag > read more

Pass The Donation Plate

09/16/2014 15:00:00 PM

Hello friends ...I’ve got some good news and some bad news … let’s go good, first.On October 17, 2014, after fourteen years together, Carlos and I will be getting married in Washington State. It’s a big deal, and a long time coming, but there > read more

Photo of the Week

09/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

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A Trifecta of GOP Asshats ... And How They Think About Women

09/16/2014 09:00:00 AM

Y’all remember Arnold Schwarzenegger, right? From the big budget action films, for one; and from his time in office as Governor of California; and, lastly, as the man who cheated on his wife with the maid and had a baby with her.Oh yeah, and it goe > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Todd Starnes

09/15/2014 15:00:00 PM

Todd Starnes works for Fox News. Strike one.Todd Starnes is the, ahem, ‘religion reporter’ for Fox News. Strike two.Todd Starnes, news man, religious aficionado, has come out now saying that same-sex marriage will lead to men marrying dogs. Strik > read more

WTF? Katie Holmes ... Again

09/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Why did she leave Tom Cruise? I mean, when they were > read more

Monday Bits ... And A Heartfelt Thanks To The Dog's Mother

09/15/2014 09:00:00 AM

Today, Carlos and I are off to Raleigh, North Carolina because we, and by we, I mean he — and a plus one, which would be me — have been invited to attend a cocktail party given by the Mexican Consulate in honor of Hispanic History Month.Though hi > read more

Sunday Funnies

09/14/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

09/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

Oh, this is effing rich.The Palin clan, including Mama Grizzly Bore™ herself, was > read more

PR 13 Ep8: Some Made It Rain While Others Were All Wet

09/12/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, it looks like we’ve come to the non-evening gown part of the season, thankfully, because now is the time for something new; real new. As we start the show — forgetting about everyone bemoaning the loss of forgettable Samantha from last week > read more

Would You Hit It?

09/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Dan Stevens. A British actor, he > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

09/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

Howard Stern, eulogizing Joan Rivers at her memorial service last Sunday:"Joan Rivers had a dry pussy ... Joan's pussy was so dry it was like a sponge -- so that when she got in the bathtub -- whooooosh -- all the water would get absorbed in there! J > read more

9/11 Remembered: Linda Eder "If I Had My Way"

09/11/2014 13:00:00 PM

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Repost: Thirteen Years Ago, 10:03 AM EST, Flight 93, Shanksville

09/11/2014 09:03:00 AM

United Airlines Flight 93Christian AdamsLorraine G. Bay, Todd Beamer, Alan Beaven, Mark K. Bingham, Deora Frances Bodley, Sandra W. Bradshaw, Marion Britton, Thomas E. Burnett Jr.William Cashman, Georgine Rose Corrigan, Patricia CushingJason Dahl, Jo > read more

Repost: Thirteen Years Ago, 9:37 AM EST, The Pentagon and Flight 77

09/11/2014 08:37:00 AM

Victims at the PentagonNote: USA - United Stated Army; USN - United States NavySPC Craig S. Amundson, USAYN3 Melissa Rose Barnes, USN, > read more

Repost: Thirteen Years Ago 8:47 AM EST The World Changed: World Trade Center, Flight 11, Flight 175

09/11/2014 07:47:00 AM

World Trade Center Victims:Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr., Edelmiro Abad, Maria Rose Abad, Andrew Anthony Abate, Vincent Abate, Laurence Christopher Abel, William F. Abrahamson, Richard Anthony Aceto, Jesus Acevedo Rescand, Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann, Paul A > read more

Architecture Wednesday: The Green Lantern Residence

09/10/2014 15:00:00 PM

I don’t know why they call it the Green lantern House because I don’t think a superhero — from a film that bombed — has ever lived in it. I’d have called it the Earth, Wind and Fire plus Steel, Wood, Glass and Water House because that’s w > read more

Fox News: To Avoid Getting Beaten In An Elevator, "Take The Stairs"

09/10/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’m going to shock you … I.Don’t.Watch.Fox.News. … There; I said it. Whoosh. Now, y’all can calm down for a minute; no need to gather the pitchforks and the angry townspeople and come after me. It’s just that, well, we all know that Fox N > read more

I Wish We Weren't That Country

09/09/2014 15:00:00 PM

Panera has become the latest corporation to "respectfully" ask its customers not to bring guns into their stores after the group > read more

Have You Heard? If You Don't Swear To 'God' You Can't Join The Air Force

09/09/2014 09:00:00 AM

I never wanted to join the military, even though I come from a military family. My father served twenty-plus years in the Air Force and even my sister enlisted. But I never had the inkling to join up, probably because I am staunchly anti-gun, anti-vi > read more

Vivian and Alice Got Married

09/08/2014 15:00:00 PM

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WTF? Ariana Grande

09/08/2014 12:00:00 PM

Ariana Grande.Is it me or does she dress like a modern day Jodie Foster teenage whore from > read more

Today In Christian Love: God Says Gays Must Be 'Put To Death'

09/08/2014 09:00:00 AM

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Sunday Funnies

09/07/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

09/06/2014 08:00:00 AM

Mariah’s getting wackier by the minute … and more so since her marriage bombed bigger than her latest album.See, Mimi was being interviewed and was asked about other female singers and she said this about Nicki Minaj … “Who?” And this about > read more

PR 13 Ep 7: Chopard Showdown

09/05/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, we start off with the remaining designtestants mourning Char’s Aufing, so, yeah, you know that’s a twist waiting to happen. But first, the designers are taken to the runway, where they meet Tim and Chopard jewelers’ co-president and artisti > read more

Would You Hit Hit?

09/05/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Didn't Say It ...

09/05/2014 09:00:00 AM

Jennifer Hudson, on how she feels about The Gays supporting her career:"What I've always admired about the gay community is the independence and the confidence. Just that attitude. I'm so inspired by that, and I feel like, for me, that is my connecti > read more

Random Musing: Joan Rivers Has Died

09/04/2014 14:30:00 PM

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the > read more

Photo of the Week

09/04/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Daniel Pierce Gays It Forward

09/04/2014 09:00:00 AM

Coming out can be easy — for me it was, my father’s response, “I love you very much.” — or it can be hard and harder. > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Peter's House

09/03/2014 15:00:00 PM

Peter’s House is located in my favorite City in the world, San Francisco, above Dolores Park on a steep site that borders a public garden.Not a large house by any means — just 1800 square feet — but it uses the steep lot quite efficiently. Rath > read more

Psst? Lindsey Graham Is In A Bit Of Trouble .... Pass It On

09/03/2014 12:00:00 PM

I am not much for poles, except for the stripper pole though those days, for me at least are over … but I digress.We got a hint of good news this morning down here in South Carolina where it’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity, when I learned th > read more

Chase Culpepper Is Suing South Carolina For Telling Him to 'Look More Like A Man'

09/03/2014 09:00:00 AM

Show of hands, please. Who hates your driver’s license photo? Uh huh, me, too. All of the license photos I’ve had over the years either make me look like a lunatic or a moron, or a moronic lunatic. And, when they tell you to smile in the photo? B > read more

A Cop, Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Gets His Gun Back

09/02/2014 15:00:00 PM

On the heels of the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri, we’ve all been focusing on our police officers. Are they doing what we expect? Are they upholding the laws, no matter what? Are they protecting and serving all the citizens? And if the > read more

An Open Letter To Brad and Angelina

09/02/2014 09:00:00 AM

So, you're married now. Congratulations, though I'm sure you know a lot of people aren’t happy with you two, for a lot of reasons. I mean, 'poor Jen Aniston,' right? Minding her own business, and suddenly Angelina stole Brad away from her; though h > read more

Happy Labor Day ... ISBL Will Return Tomorrow!

09/01/2014 06:00:00 AM

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Sunday Funnies

08/31/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

08/30/2014 07:30:00 AM

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PR 13 Ep 6: It Ought To Be A Shotgun Weddding

08/29/2014 15:00:00 PM

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Would You Hit It?

08/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Simon Baker's been around for a while. He had, er, maybe has, a TV show on CBS and he played Anne Hathaway's love interest in > read more

I Didn't Say It

08/29/2014 09:00:00 AM

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Random Musings

08/28/2014 15:00:00 PM

Not a funny Carlos story this week, but a kinda cool one.In his job, Carlos works a great deal with the Hispanic community in our town, county and state. Last year, he also worked with the Mexican Consulate trying to help a lot of the undocumented wo > read more

Only In South Carolina ...

08/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Last week I told y’all about the woman arrested in a South Carolina grocery store for dropping an F-bomb in the bread aisle, but this story makes that one seem almost sane.On the first day of school in Summerville, South Carolina, Tuesday, Alex Sto > read more

School Musical Canceled Becaue It's Gay

08/28/2014 09:00:00 AM

Back in May of this year, Principal Jesse Smith of the South Williamsport Jr/Sr High School in Pennsylvania dashed off a $1935.00 check to order the licensing rights for the musical > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Des Grand Jardins

08/27/2014 15:00:00 PM

After a couple of weeks in the desert, I decided I needed to cool off a bit, and what better place than the Grands-Jardins home, located in Petite-Rivière-St- François, Quebec, close to the Massif ski station, on a mountainside overlooking the St. > read more

It's Time For Fundraising!

08/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Peter Tinsley Blames His Racism On being A Republican

08/27/2014 09:00:00 AM

With all that’s been happening in Ferguson, Missouri these last few weeks, you wonder what people are thinking about, in terms of race, and police authority and politics.Will people learn from this … grow from this … move on from this?Hard to s > read more

An Emmy Stream of Consciousness

08/26/2014 13:00:00 PM

Ah, the 66th Annual Emmy Awards … more pats on the back from the 1% to the 1% … I kid … kind of because I am an Awards Show Whore™ … > read more

Emmy Fashion: The Best, The Ooohs, The Ahs, The Ohs, The Uh Ohs, The OMGs, and The Worst

08/26/2014 09:00:00 AM

THE BESTJulia Roberts. It's short, it's fun, it's flirty, it's glittery, it looks like a party, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. And she has great pins. I'm not a fan of the hooker heels, but I'll forgive her.OOOOH > read more

Mike Weston: Another Police Officer Not Helping In Ferguson

08/25/2014 15:00:00 PM

Mike Weston is a sergeant on the Velda City police force, and like Dan Page — see post from earlier today — he, too, was sent to Ferguson, Missouri to keep the peace and maintain order after Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown.He, too, is blight > read more

WTF: Some VMA's Fug

08/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Beyoncé. Why does she always have to dress like a stripper? I mean, it’s enough with the hair — those extensions are looking ragged — and the lace and the see-though and the pose that says, > read more

Dan Page? That's Who Was Sent In To Help In Ferguson?

08/25/2014 09:00:00 AM

After Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and after the public began to march and to protest and to, yes, push back against a police force seemingly out of control, Dan Page of the St. Louis Police Department wa > read more

Sunday Not Funny ... And Funnies

08/24/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ....

08/23/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PR 13 Ep 5: The Season of Fringe .. But This Time It's Good Fringe

08/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

Ah, the challenge that every designtestant dreads: make a dress for Heidi … make work-out wear for Heidi … make lunch for Heidi. But this time the pressure is on because Heidi doesn’t just want a dress, she wants a dress that she’ll wear to t > read more

Would You Hit It?

08/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Harry.What's there left to say? He's a Prince; he's a ginger; he loves a good time; and he could, > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

08/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

Neil Patrick Harris, on what it takes to make a relationship work:"If you want relationships to last, live by ‘for better or worse.’ > read more

Random Musings

08/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, the other night we were sitting in the living room and, as usual, MaxGoldberg likes to sit by Carlos. So he jumped in Carlos’ chair and sat for about a second and then jumped over to me, where he stayed for about a second, until jumping back ov > read more

Photo of the Week

08/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Love Dick

08/21/2014 09:00:00 AM

Y’all can have Rhianna and Katy and Madge and Brit and Gaga — wait, is she still relevant or has it been fifteen minutes — but my gay icon is … wait for it … it’s unexpected … it’s not who you think … District Court Judge Richard Yo > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Tresarca

08/20/2014 15:00:00 PM

Tresarca by assemblageSTUDIO:“Nevada is a state of two worlds, one of glitz and glamour on the Las Vegas Strip which seeks to transplant imagery from around the globe to mesmerize the minds of 40 million tourists. While the latter develops its arch > read more

Take A Moment and Sign Your Name For AJ Betts ... and Others

08/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

Yesterday I reposted about AJ Betts, the young man who endured torment and bullying at school until he finally took his own life — see that post > read more

Black People Are Registering To Vote In Ferguson and The GOP Calls It 'Disgusting'

08/20/2014 09:00:00 AM

Is it any wonder why Michael Brown was murdered in Ferguson?I mean, the population is mostly black, but the mayor is white, as are five of the six city council members; and apparently only three of the 53 Ferguson police officers are black.It’s qui > read more

Lorraine Fleming of Cake Pros Says Jesus Told Her Not To Bake For The Gays

08/19/2014 15:00:00 PM

It’s happened again: WeddingCakeGate.This time it’s Lorraine Fleming, the owner of Cake Pros in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania who has refused to bake a cake … > read more

Whaddya You !@#*% Mean You Can't Swear In Mother@#!&*% South $#*@ Carolina?

08/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Last week Danielle Wolf was at her local North Augusta, South Carolina Kroger store when she was overheard telling her own children to, ahem, “Stop squishing the f**king bread.”And she was arrested for it. Hands cuffed behind her back, and taken > read more

Even After Death AJ Betts Is Being Bullied For Being Gay

08/19/2014 09:00:00 AM

A little more than a year ago I first wrote about AJ Betts; he had become ‘Another One’ on this blog; another young LGBTQ youth who took his own life after constantly bullying and torment at school made him think going on for even one minute more > read more

Facebook Financially Supports Anti-Marriage-Equality Candidate

08/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

After Utah's attorney general resigned—and was later arrested bribery charges—Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed Sean Reyes, a Republican Party official, to serve out the AG's term. Reye’s time in office began just ten days after a federal co > read more

WTF? Selena Gomez

08/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber's on-again-off-again babysitter, out and about in two different outfits.in one, she seems to be wearing the > read more

Ferguson: My Two Cents

08/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

I normally have a great deal of respect for the police; those men and women who risk their lives each and every day to “protect and serve.” But I also know that, like in almost every area of society, there are the good cops and the bad cops. Ther > read more

Sunday Funnies ... The Rest

08/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Sunday Not Funny ... Ferguson

08/17/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But .... Girls Gone Wild

08/16/2014 08:00:00 AM

There have always been lots of rumors about why Gwyneth Paltrow and her luggage carrier, Chris Martin — I hear he sings, too — “consciously uncoupled.” Some say he cheated; some say she cheated; some say — okay everybody says — she’s a > read more

PR 13 Ep 4: Fringe Suits You

08/15/2014 15:00:00 PM

This week’s challenge is a WTF-Hot-Mess-of-a-Challenge. The designtestants are caravanned out to a nearby — New Jersey? — Red Robin where they meet Tim alongside Jason Rusk, VP of Brand Transformation for Red Robin.Oh, it must be the Create A N > read more

Would You Hit It?

08/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Didn't Say It

08/15/2014 09:00:00 AM

President Obama, speaking at the opening of the Gay Games 9:"Ever since 2006, when the Games were last held in the United States, in my hometown of Chicago, we've come a long way in our commitment to the equal rights of LGBT people here and around th > read more

Random Musings

08/14/2014 15:00:00 PM

Last weekend we had a houseguest, and you know what they say about houseguests …He’s a friend of ours that I met when I met Carlos at the beginning of the century. He’s funny, smart, and a bit of a perv. I love when he wants to talk politics an > read more

Photo of the Week

08/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Nate Alfson Comes Out ... Chip Sarafin, Too

08/14/2014 09:00:00 AM

You all know I am not a fan of the Catholic Church, and that, normally, when I write about them I tend to go all F-bombing, rant-spewing snark-nado > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Yucca Valley House

08/13/2014 15:00:00 PM

Last week we visited the High Sierras for a warm and cozy, and elegant, mountain cabin, but this week I wanted something new, something different: the High Desert; a > read more

RIP Lauren Bacall

08/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Lauren Bacall; classy dame, quite a broad; never one to mince words, she always told it like she meant it. > read more

ISBL Asshat[s] of the Week: The NRCC

08/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

This makes no sense to me. I mean, when you have Fox News and its minions of ALLEGED “reporters” and talking heads at your beck-and-call, why create a fake news site?But, apparently, the National Republican Congressional Committee [NRCC] which ju > read more

The Reading List Is Eliminated Because, Well, Lesbians

08/12/2014 15:00:00 PM

Earlier this week, I gleefully posted that homophobic Tennessee legislator, Stacey Campfield, best-known for his Don’t Say Gay bill, lots his primary bid at reelection. Now, though, there’s another threat of the same kinds, only it’s up there r > read more

RIP Robin Williams

08/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

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W.W. Bridal Boutique Is A "Straights Only" Business

08/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

First it was the bakers, who refused to bake cakes for same-sex couples to celebrate their weddings. And then it was the florists, who said ‘Hell no’ when it came to supplying flowers for a gay couple’s ceremony. So, is it really any surprise t > read more

Today In Christian Love: Pastor Cancels Funeral Of A Gay Man Because, Well, Gay

08/11/2014 15:00:00 PM

Julie Atwood was standing beside her son's casket when the call from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church came in. The pastor, T.W. Jenkins, was calling to say the service for Julie’s son, Julion Evans, scheduled for the very next day, was cancelled > read more

WTF? Madonna

08/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

You know, sometimes she dresses like a teenage hooker, and sometimes she dresses like it's still the 1990s--when she was dressing like a teenage hooker.But, please to explain, why Madonna has chosen to look like she's wearing something she's fished o > read more

It's Now Official: Stacey Campfield Is A Loser

08/11/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve written about Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield is quite the regular here at SBL; I’ve written about him so many times that it’s almost as if I know him personally … though I’d never want to do that.The first time he appeared here was > read more

Sunday Funnies

08/10/2014 07:00:00 AM

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