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Happy Memorial Decoration Day

05/30/2016 07:00:00 AM

As I often say, here in South Carolina it's not the heat it's the stupidity, but I have learned the story of the first Decoration > read more

The Funny Papers

05/29/2016 07:00:00 AM

Darrin Bell, Mike Luckovich, Clay Bennett, John Cole, David Horsey, Nate Beeler, Mike Smith, Milt Priggee > read more

It's Snarkurday!

05/28/2016 08:00:00 AM

So Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are still around, having survived how many “reality” shows and Dean’s serial adultery?The two recently got matching 10th > read more

Baptist Pastor Talks Trans Rights and Bathroom Bills ... And It's Not At All What You Expect

05/27/2016 15:00:00 PM

Last weekend Carlos and I were out and about and listening to NPR— as we do— while driving through the South Carolina countryside. The announcer mentioned an upcoming story:“Dallas Baptist preacher Talks Trans Rights and Bathroom Bills.”I mut > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

05/27/2016 09:00:00 AM

Billy Bean, out former San Diego Padres player and > read more

Random Musings

05/26/2016 15:00:00 PM

We are in the home stretch to our Sometimes Annual, Sometimes Not, Cinco de Never Celebration at Casa Bob y Carlos.Limes for the Rice and the Pinto Bean Corn Salad? Check.Limes for the Chipotle Lime Peanuts? The Bo’s House Special Salsa and Guacamo > read more

The Trinity Academy To Expel Gay Students and Student With Gay Family Members

05/26/2016 09:00:00 AM

I’ve often posted on this here bloggy thing about a Catholic school that has fired a teacher for being gay, or perhaps denied admittance for a student who is gay, and even, at times, denied admittance to children of same-sex couples.And I’m alway > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Contemporary Home in Perugia

05/25/2016 16:00:00 PM

Last week I showed you a home in Healdsburg, California that looked as though it had been plucked from the Italian countryside and set down in the Golden State.Well, turnabout is fair play because this week we have an ult-modern home in Perugia, Ital > read more

Camden "Duck" Drop

05/25/2016 09:00:00 AM

Every year the Smallville, er, Camden Rotary Club holds the Rotary Duck Drop in Kendall Park here in town.The event — which is the dropping of Rubber Duckies into one part of Kendall Lake and following their progress to another point on the lake, w > read more

Massachusetts Senate Passes Trans Rights Legislation

05/24/2016 15:00:00 PM

While the legislatures in North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma have been living in fear over the idea of trans females using the ladies — as they have done > read more

Convicted Gay Basher Kathyrn Knott Is In More Trouble ... $500,000 Worth

05/24/2016 09:00:00 AM

Poor Kathryn Knott; her legal troubles are far from over.You remember Knott and her friends, Kevin Harrigan and Philip Williams, were arrested and charged with gay bashing of Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught, who committed the crime of WWH — Walking > read more

It Isn't God, But The GOP Who Hates Fags

05/23/2016 15:00:00 PM

Last week, while the Democrats stood and shouted “Shame! Shame!,” seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders and defeated a measure to protect LGBT rights once aging making it quite queer that it isn’t God who hate > read more

More Bitchy and Catty ... Goddess Knows I Love Bitchy and Catty

05/23/2016 09:00:00 AM

Bette Davis > read more

The Funny Papers

05/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

Clay Bennett, Michael Ramirez, John Cole, Bob Gorrell, Jim Morin, Steve Benson, David Horsey, Bill Day > read more

Happy Harvey Milk Day

05/22/2016 06:00:00 AM

oday is Harvey Milk Day — at least in California … for now — occurring every May 22nd, on Harvey's birthday, to honor the gay-rights activist who was assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk is only the second person in California state history, after > read more

It's Snarkurday!

05/21/2016 08:00:00 AM

If Ryan Murphy needs a storyline for season two of > read more

Good News Friday: Mayor to Lesbian Kicked Out of Prom: “I Love Your Suit”

05/20/2016 15:00:00 PM

Aniya Wolf was kicked out of her prom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania last week because she dared to wear a suit to prom … or because she’s a Lesbian; or both.The school, > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

05/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

Wade Davis, openly > read more

Happy Birthday Cher!

05/20/2016 07:00:00 AM

Cherilyn Sarkisian was born > read more

Random Musings

05/19/2016 15:00:00 PM

It’s not my birthday … it’s not our anniversary. But I just read that the “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond was sold for a record-breaking $57.5 million and I will say this: it matches my eyes and Carlos did leave the house with the checkbook so > read more

Texas Lt. Governor Defends Bathroom Bill, But Does Nothing About 171 Dead Children

05/19/2016 09:00:00 AM

Earlier this week I posted about Texas Lt. Governor > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Healdsburg Ranch

05/18/2016 16:00:00 PM

I don't know much about this home, other than it's in wine country ... and looks like Italian wine country except it's not.This home is in Healdsburg, in Sonoma California, but it looks a world away ... with wine.Home DSGN > read more

Bette and Joan: How The Feud Started

05/18/2016 09:00:00 AM

After learning about > read more

Good News: 111 Methodist Ministers Come Out As LGBT In Defiance Of Church Rules

05/17/2016 15:00:00 PM

I am a firm believer in coming out; I think every LGBTQIA person in the country, in the world, should come out. The more of us that are out and open, the less of ‘them’ — the bigots and the haters — to work denying us simple rights, civil rig > read more

Sadiq Khan Rejects [t]Rump’s Offer To Be The ‘Exception’ To Muslim Ban

05/17/2016 09:00:00 AM

Remember when Donald [t]Rump said we should ban > read more

Texas Wants Some Of That North Carolina Hate On Their Books, Too

05/16/2016 15:00:00 PM

The Texas Legislature is not in session right now but behind the scenes the Texas GOP, lead by Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, are already gearing up to join North Carolina in the Bathroom Bill Sweepstakes.It all began when Patrick > read more

Bitchy and Catty? Sit By Me ....

05/16/2016 09:00:00 AM

Since I learned about ‘Feud’ last week — for anyone who missed it, it’s a new Ryan Murphy series about epic feuds, the first season being the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, I found some bitchy catty quotes from Bette and Joan and > read more

The Funny Papers

05/15/2016 07:00:00 AM

Mike Smith, Bill Day, Jim Morin, Nick Anderson, Clay Bennett, Kevin Siers, Joe Heller, John Cole, Gary Varvel > read more

It's Snarkurday!

05/14/2016 08:00:00 AM

So, Beyoncé spilled the tea about her cheating husband, Jay Z, in her album ‘Lemonade,’ and > read more

Good News Friday: Oklahoma Homophobe Sally Kern Is Outed ... From Office

05/13/2016 15:00:00 PM

Sally Kern, The Grand Homophobe of Oklahoma, has been outed.Um, from office, I mean. Due to term limits, the bigot cannot run for office as a state representative anymore and so she’s out. > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

05/13/2016 09:00:00 AM

Franklin Graham, on America's "moral bankruptcy":"What happens when you remove biblical standards and leadership from a country? Moral bankruptcy, that’s what. … Headlines every day reveal what a sad state we’re in. > read more

Random Musings

05/12/2016 15:00:00 PM

First, the Good News … the Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee voted down Senate Joint Resolution [SJR 39] — a bill to legalize state-sanctioned anti-LGBT discrimination by allowing > read more

The Houston Police Department Is Not As Smart As An Eighth Grader

05/12/2016 09:00:00 AM

Daneisha Neal, an eighth grader at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Houston, Texas, was very nearly arrested for trying to pay for her school lunch with counterfeit money.Except the bill wasn’t counterfeit; it was a $2 bill that the police assume > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Sterna Nisyros Residence

05/11/2016 16:00:00 PM

The Sterna > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Republican Says Rape Has A 'Silver Lining'

05/11/2016 09:00:00 AM

Last week the Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure called the Personhood Bill that creates a new constitutional amendment on the state ballot defining unborn fetuses as full “persons,” > read more

In Oklahoma Forcible Oral Sex Is Not Rape If The Victim Is Drunk

05/10/2016 15:00:00 PM

Here’s the story ….There were allegations that a 17-year-old boy assaulted a 16-year-old girl after driving her home. The two had been drinking in a park with friends and the girl was very drunk; witnesses say she had to be carried to the boy’s > read more

Be Still My Gay Heart: "Feud"

05/10/2016 09:00:00 AM

Ryan Murphy, producer/writer/director of Glee, The New Normal, The Normal Heart, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Nip/Tuck, has a new anthology series coming to FX and my Big Heart is pounding wi > read more

Ken Shupe Of Shupee Max Towing Is A Dick

05/09/2016 15:00:00 PM

Last week I talked about South Carolina being progressive and I knew it would be a hot minute before we took a step back in the Dark Ages of idiocy and hate. And here we are …Ken Shupe owns Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, an > read more

Liberty University To Allow Guns In Dorms!

05/09/2016 09:00:00 AM

Virginia’s Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell Jr, has announced that from this day forward students will be allowed to carry concealed handgun — if they have a permit — in their dorm rooms.Yeah, I see this working out really well.Now, > read more

The Funny Papers

05/08/2016 07:00:00 AM

Pat Bagley, Tom Stiglich, David Horsey, Nate Beeler, Joe Heller, Bob Gorrell, Jack Ohman, Clay Bennett, Chan Lowe > read more

It's Snarkurday!

05/07/2016 09:00:00 AM

Last week Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan won an Emmy for Best Entertainment Talk > read more

PR All-St?rs 5: Finally! The Finale!!

05/06/2016 14:30:00 PM

Let’s not beat around the bush … Sam is gone, and along with him most of the drama, so we can just dive into the challenge and what happened in the finale!The Top Three — Ken, Dom and Kini — meet Alyssa on the 102nd floor of the new One World > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

05/06/2016 09:00:00 AM

Melissa McCarthy, on that odd > read more

Random Musings

05/05/2016 15:00:00 PM

Co-worker: “We had dinner with [a fellow coworker] the other night and I was schooled on how to say “tiramisu.”[He pronounced it tier-ah-me-sue, emphasis on the ‘me’ … which I learned through Google is correct]Me: “I say tiramisu.”[I > read more

AFA Stands For Asshatted F**king Asshats

05/05/2016 09:00:00 AM

Republicans, conservatives, the wacknut Christians, the American Family Association > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Piersons Way

05/04/2016 15:00:00 PM

This is a new home, though it’s located in a private oceanfront community that was established in the 19th century.Due to its history, most houses in the neighborhood are more conservative in design and scale but this home is for a young couple loo > read more

South Carolina Is Progressive. That's Right, I Said It!

05/04/2016 09:00:00 AM

While we were away, the South Carolina Senate defeated one of those “Bathroom Bills.”That’s right. South Carolina, for the moment, is one of > read more

The Met Gala Fashion

05/03/2016 14:00:00 PM

The Met Gala; well, technically, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art > read more

Another Target Boycott ... This Time From Anti-Trans Wingnuts

05/03/2016 09:00:00 AM

Sheesh! I take a couple of weeks off and suddenly there’s > read more

An ISBL Travelogue

05/02/2016 09:00:00 AM

So ... we were on vacation ...Toledo, Oregon, my father’s new, old home. He lived there with my Mom until she passed away, and then a couple of years later he moved way up north to Sumas, Washington. Sumas never felt like home, but he’d secured a > read more

The Funny Papers

05/01/2016 07:00:00 AM

Clay Bennett, Steve Benson, Nate Beeler, Mike Luckovich, John Cole, Bill Day, Mike Smith > read more

PR All-St?rs 5, Ep 11, Briefly, And Ep 12: The Prints Of Ties

04/30/2016 08:00:00 AM

A brief recap of PR All-Stars 5, Ep 11 … where the challenge was to create a wearable piece of avant-garde art with a $400 Mood budget and two days to work; here’s the breakdown …KEN > read more

Post-Vacation Post ... Back Live Tomorrow: I Didn't Say It ...

04/29/2016 11:00:00 AM

Lynne Cheney, wife of War criminal Dick and Mother to Lesbian Daughter Mary, endorsing Ted Cruz at the Wyoming Republican Convention:“It’s a special pleasure to introduce Senator Cruz…He has made quite clear his deep belief in the Constitution > read more

Vacation Post: Kristi Merritt is An Ignorant Fool

04/28/2016 11:00:00 AM

Kristi Merritt of Washington has purchased a home in The Heights of Stupidty [and Ignorance] and is moving in!Kristi Merritt posted a photo series to her Facebook page that > read more

Vacation Post: Mississippi's Solution To Guns Is More Guns

04/27/2016 11:00:00 AM

Shortly after signing that heinous Hate Bill into law, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant quietly signed the Mississippi Church Protection Act.At first I thought it was extra protection to keep The Gays out of churches lest we either spontaneously comb > read more

Gio Marries Tommy

04/26/2016 11:00:00 AM

We used to watch Good morning America and whenever Gio Benitez appeared I would always remark that he was quite The Pocket Gay … fits nicely in a shirt pocket, a back-pack, or a man-purse.And Carlos would say, “Is he gay?”And I’d say, “I du > read more

Vacation Post: ISBL Asshat of the Week: Drunk Driving Republican Tom Taylor

04/25/2016 11:00:00 AM

The GOP is home to the Family Values coalition, set up to protect children and women and Christians from the evils of the world, and o no one is more Family Values than Georgia Republican state Representative Tom Taylor.Oh, and no one is more lying h > read more

Vacation Post: The Funny Papers

04/24/2016 07:00:00 AM

RJ Matson, Nate Beeler, Clay Bennett, Steve Sack, Jim Morin, Dana Summers > read more

Vacation Post: Bayard Rustin's Residence Added To The National Historic Register

04/23/2016 11:00:00 AM

Earlier this month the U.S. National Park Service added the Manhattan residence of famed gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin to its National Register of Historic Places.Bayard Rustin — read more about him > read more

Vacation Post: Dodged That Bullet

04/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

Earlier this week, while perusing > read more

Vacation Post: 7 Transgender Women You Should Know Besides Caitlyn Jenner

04/21/2016 11:00:00 AM

Every year on March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility highlights the accomplishments of transgender > read more

Vacation Post: Slang For Gay ... Old-School

04/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

I once had a person comment on the blog that they didn’t like me using the word “queer” when talking about The Gays. I responded that, while I know, and > read more

Vacation Post: Hate Bills Are Springing Up Everwhere

04/19/2016 11:00:00 AM

Well, it’s been almost a year since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage and for anyone who thought we’d be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for our Civil Rights needs to think again.Since that historic ruling, we have s > read more

Gone, Gurl .....

04/18/2016 15:00:00 PM

Okay, so this was the happy post I wanted to start Monday with until I got a little derailed by Crazy.Carlos and I are off to Oregon for ten days or so to visit my Dad. He recently moved back to Oregon from Washington state and so we're helping him u > read more

She Calls Herself A Christian ... I Think Baby Jeebus Might Differ

04/18/2016 09:00:00 AM

Good Monday Morning ... I was gonna start off the week with an uplifting happy post but then I decided to go this way ....So, I work in a very small business with a handful — maybe two handfuls — of co-workers and I like it; though it is true tha > read more

The Funny Papers

04/17/2016 07:00:00 AM

Bill Day, Clay Bennett, David Horsey, Mike Luckovich, Drew Sheneman, Darrin Bell, John Cole > read more

It's Snarkurday!

04/16/2016 08:00:00 AM

Oh, it’s a > read more

PR All-St?rs 5, Ep 10: Does Anyone Really Know What A “Badass” Is?

04/15/2016 14:30:00 PM

Well, it’s the Final Six, meaning there are no more Safe designtestants; everyone’s a Top or a Bottom … and I’ll leave that there. Still, let’s leave it to Sam to cite that age old Reality Show Mantra: “I don’t like being safe.”Yeah, > read more

I Didn't Say It ... North Carolina Edition

04/15/2016 09:00:00 AM

Steve van Zandt, > read more

Random Musings

04/14/2016 15:00:00 PM

Ethan Couch, the so-called “Affluenza Teen,” who murdered four people driving drunk and was subsequently sentenced to probation > read more

South Carolina's "Bathroom Bill"

04/14/2016 09:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that I am no fan of our governor, Nikki Haley, but I did stand and give her props last week when she said, of Senator Lee Bright’s proposed Bathroom Bill to ban trans people from using a bathroom that coincides with their gender id > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Garay Residence

04/13/2016 16:00:00 PM

Ah, San Francisco. One of the most beautiful cities ever, either from within the city limits, or from outside the city limits.The owners > read more

Jeremy Durham Is Exiled From The Tennessee Statehouse Because He's A "Risk" To Women

04/13/2016 09:00:00 AM

I have often wondered why the GOP is so afraid of bathrooms, and what goes on in them, that they opt to legislate who can and cannot use this bathroom or that one. I mean, it’s the GOP folks need to be worried about when you have to pee; what if Re > read more

Why We Need Global Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage

04/12/2016 15:00:00 PM

Marco and David Bulmer-Rizzi, above, were legally married in the United Kingdom back in 2015, and then took a honeymoon in South Australia early this year. Sadly, on that trip, David died after falling down a flight of stairs and what happened next w > read more

My Two Cents: North Carolina Boycotts

04/12/2016 09:00:00 AM

Last week Bruce Springsteen cancelled a scheduled concert in Greensboro, North Carolina over that Hate Bill the legislature, and the governor, rushed into law and some folks were upset that The Boss wouldn’t sing for them.But here’s the deal: Spr > read more

Republican Christian Mississippi Baker Speaks Out On Hate Bill And It's Not What You Think

04/11/2016 15:00:00 PM

Mitchell Moore lives in Mississippi; he’s straight; he’s a Republican; he’s a Christian; and he owns a bakery. And he has a lot to say about the passage of that Hate Bill in his state that allows discrimination against the LGBT community becaus > read more

Words and Musics: An Award From Mistress Maddie

04/11/2016 09:00:00 AM

So … Mistress Maddie, over there to > read more

Mississippi RV Park Owner Evicts Interracial Couple

04/11/2016 09:00:00 AM

With Mississippi poised to become one of the most anti-LGBT, hate-filled states in the Union, this story really comes as no surprise … I guess.More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred discrimination on the basi > read more

The Funny Papers

04/10/2016 07:00:00 AM

Mike Luckovich, Jim Morin, John Cole, Clay Bennett, Nick Anderson, Gary Varvel, Gary Markstein > read more

It's Snarkurday!

04/09/2016 09:00:00 AM

Remember Sean Young? > read more

PR All-St?rs 5, Ep 9: Touched By An Angel, er, Alyssa

04/08/2016 14:30:00 PM

The designtestants are off to Coney Island and a baseball field—home to the Brooklyn Cyclones—where they find Alyssa Milano and the PR Models all wearing Alyssa Milano’s athletic wear designs from Touch by Alyssa Milano. The challenge will be t > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

04/08/2016 09:00:00 AM

Johnathon Schaech, actor, on "dating” Ellen DeGeneres:“My manager asked me to accompany her to events. She was scared people would not watch the show, her sitcom > read more

Random Musings

04/07/2016 16:00:00 PM

Sometimes, when a bill passes that paves the way for statewide discrimination — > read more

South Carolina: It's Not The Heat It's The Stupidity: Lee Bright Proposes Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

04/07/2016 12:00:00 PM

Well, it looks like it’s South Carolina’s turn …Senator Lee Bright — how’s that for an oxymoron … South Carolina Senator Bright — has > read more

Happy Birthday Carlos!

04/07/2016 09:00:00 AM

originally posted many moons ago ...Yup. It's today.Carlos' birthday, and, as he would tell it, like Vera Charles, he is somewhere between forty.....and death. But, he doesn't get to tell it. I do, because it's my blog and I'll write about him if I w > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Holy Conversion

04/06/2016 16:00:00 PM

The St. Nicholas Church, built in 1792, was old and abandoned, sitting on a plot of land in Kyloe, Northumberland just falling into disrepair.But then one couple — > read more

The Justice Department Is Investigating Voter Suppression In Arizona

04/06/2016 12:30:00 PM

If you don’t think there’s a problem with voter suppression in this country look no further than Arizona’s primary on March 22, 2016 … which is what the U.S. Department of Justice is doing.The DOJ has notified officials in Maricopa County, Ar > read more

Muslims Could Teach Some Of Us A Thing Or Two ... If We'd Only Listen

04/06/2016 09:00:00 AM

This week I told you about the Muslim family kicked off a flight for unexplained reasons — > read more

Texas Teacher Calls Student A Terrorist In Class

04/05/2016 15:00:00 PM

Yesterday I posted about the Muslim family that was removed from a United Airlines flight for “safety” issues, though no one truly explained what safety issues caused the removal, and > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

04/05/2016 12:00:00 PM

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Protected LGBT Hate into Law today making him the > read more

General Mills Finally Does Right By Greg Louganis

04/05/2016 09:00:00 AM

Finally!Next month, Greg Louganis, the openly gay Olympic diving great will be featured on the cover of Wheaties boxes.The move by General Mills comes eight months after an HBO documentary about Louganis sparked both renewed interest in his story and > read more

Muslim Family Booted Off United Flight For "Safety" Issues?

04/04/2016 16:00:00 PM

A mother and father and their three children boarded a plane in Chicago bound for Washington DC. > read more

Wells Fargo Lights Up Charlotte Highrise In Support Of Trans Rights

04/04/2016 12:30:00 PM

Wells Fargo not only signed that open letter from major corporations demanding the repeal of > read more

Hate Bills: Bad News, Good News

04/04/2016 09:00:00 AM

Those darned religious Freedom Restoration Acts [RFRAs] are everywhere.Georgia tried to legislate discrimination using the Bible, and their governor, Nathan Deal, vetoed the bill … using the very same Bible as his reasoning for not allowing discrim > read more

The Funny Papers

04/03/2016 07:00:00 AM

Clay Bennett, Steve Sack, Mike Luckovich, Jim Morin, Nick Anderson, David Fitzsimmons, Joe Heller, John Cole, Nate Beeler > read more

It's Snarkurday!

04/02/2016 08:00:00 AM

John > read more

PR All-St?rs 5, Ep 8: Drama! Or Not ...

04/01/2016 14:00:00 PM

We start this week with the designtestants strolling the streets of New York looking for the Drama Book Shop — a bookstore all about Broadway … pinch me, I must be dreaming! I started thinking, though, Drama? Is it going to be drama on the show o > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

04/01/2016 09:00:00 AM

Michael Sam, on Racism, and -isms in general, in the LGBT Community: > read more

Random Musings

03/31/2016 14:00:00 PM

I was at my dentist’s office this morning and while getting a cleaning, I lay back in the chair and they have covered their overhead lights with pictures.Waterfalls and forests to make me forget that this girl I have never met is millimeters from m > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Nebraska GOP State Senator Bill Kintner

03/31/2016 09:00:00 AM

Some folks get on an anti-LGBT tear and there’s just no stopping ‘em …Days after voting to kill a proposal to > read more



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