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Architecture Wednesday: Mazama House

11/25/2015 16:00:00 PM

Located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, the Mazama house is a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, about 200 miles northeast of Seattle. The architect placed the house in a grove of trees at the end of a large > read more

Minute Rant: F**k Donald [t]Rump ... Again

11/25/2015 12:30:00 PM

In the Haters Gonna Hate Because They’re Morons file …Donald [t]Rump > read more

Bette Says What We All Want To About Caitlyn's Politics

11/25/2015 09:00:00 AM

Lotsa > read more

Minute Rave: Muslim Marine Mocks [t]Rump

11/24/2015 15:30:00 PM

Donald [t]Rump is a racist, it’s clear. At the beginning of his campaign he railed against Mexicans, and this week he seemed to revel in the idea of his supporters beating up a #BlackLivesMatter protester, adding that he believes the man should hav > read more

Minute Rant: North Carolina School Suspends All Clubs Because ... LGBT Club

11/24/2015 12:30:00 PM

Up in Lake Lure, North Carolina, a group of parents began complaining about a newly formed LGBT Club at Lake Lure Classical Academy, a > read more

I'll Go With You

11/24/2015 09:00:00 AM

Janna Barkin is mother to a trans child, and she, like many people, is up in arms about the fear being spread about trans people and which bathroom they should use.Her solution: > read more

He Just Wants Is To Using His Real Name

11/23/2015 16:00:00 PM

Last year, Facebook stirred up a hornet’s nest by stirring up a bunch of drag queens with a rule that said there can be no Facebook accounts under fake names.You know, because, for example, Bianca Del Rio isn’t her real name; it’s > read more

Minute Rant: The Tip Is 'For US Citizens Only'

11/23/2015 12:30:00 PM

A woman, a mother of two, here in this country legally, and working as a server at the Bamboo Thai Bistro > read more

Highway Adopted for Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn

11/23/2015 09:00:00 AM

In Warren County, Ohio, a stretch of Interstate 71 has been adopted for Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who took her own life on the Ohio highway last December.Leelah died from blunt force trauma after stepping in front of a Freightliner semi-tru > read more

The Funny Papers

11/22/2015 07:00:00 AM

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

It's Snarkurday AND My Blogiversary!

11/21/2015 08:00:00 AM

So, on Friday, November 21, 2008, this appeared on the interwebz:NewbieI'm new to this blog thing, but I do love to talk and I do have an opinion--hell I have thousands of opinions--so I guess that's as good a place to start. Let's talk about........ > read more

Transgender Day of Remembrance

11/20/2015 15:00:00 PM

Transgender Day of Remembrance > read more

Minute Rant: F**k Off, Donald [t]Rump

11/20/2015 12:30:00 PM

Donald [t]Rump wants to be president so badly that he’ll campaign on fear to win, even if his campaign ideas make him seem a little more Adolph Hitler.In an interview with Yahoo News [t]Rump said that, as president, he would consider > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/20/2015 09:00:00 AM

President Obama, at the G20 conference in Turkey, on the GOP presidential candidate’s suggestions that they what to do about ISIS:“If folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan. > read more

Random Musings

11/19/2015 15:00:00 PM

Karma is a bitch, y’all. > read more

My Two Cents: Turning Our Backs On Refugees

11/19/2015 09:00:00 AM

So … > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Shoreditch Warehouse Conversion

11/18/2015 16:00:00 PM

When is a warehouse not a warehouse? Well, when it becomes a fashionably rustic and chic Shoreditch home.It all began with the removal of a modern shed to the rear and a reinstatement of a courtyard in its place to bring natural light into the > read more

Waller County Police Blame Sandra Bland's Family For Her Suicide

11/18/2015 09:00:00 AM

Remember Sandra Bland … the young Black woman from Chicago who was driving through Waller County, Texas when a sheriff's deputy pulled her over for not signaling before making a lane change?The police officer asked to see her license and registrati > read more

Think Starbucks is Anti-Christmas, Anti-Christian? Think Again ...

11/17/2015 16:00:00 PM

Gosh, hasn’t Starbucks has been in the news a lot lately? Though, mostly it’s because of their anti-Christmas coffee cups, or so says the rightwingnutted Christian conservative asshats. But I’m here today to talk Starbucks news that most people > read more

Minute Rant: Husband of Deceased 9/11 Hero Returns his Wife's Woman of The Year Award After Caitlyn Jenner Is Given The Same Prize

11/17/2015 12:30:00 PM

Back on September 11, 2001, NYPD officer Moira Smith died while helping people evacuate Tower Two, and she was posthumously honored by Glamour magazine as its Woman of the Year.This year, her husband, James Smith — also a police officer in New York > read more

Virginia Becomes The First State To Eliminate Veteran Homelessness

11/17/2015 09:00:00 AM

The GOP loves war, and they just love sending young Americans off to war, but they have no use for them when these soldiers return home, and generally do nothing to help those who have protected us around the world. The Democrats, on the other hand > read more

Muslims Launch Social Media Campaign Against ISIS With #NotInMyName

11/16/2015 16:00:00 PM

Almost instantly after the terror attacks in Paris I heard that old refrain … Muslims.You know, because Muslims are terrorists; all Muslims. They want us dead, our buildings destroyed, our way of life extinguished. All Muslims. > read more

Just A Thought ...

11/16/2015 12:30:00 PM

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Barronelle Stutzman Is Still Whining And Lying

11/16/2015 09:00:00 AM

Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers, > read more

The Funny Papers

11/15/2015 07:00:00 AM

Paul Combs, Clay Bennett, Darrin Bell, Steve Benson, Bill Day, John Cole > read more

It's Snarkurday!

11/14/2015 08:00:00 AM

So, after Blake Shelton up and divorced Miranda Lambert amid rumors that she’s a cheatin’ croonin’ country star, she needed to beef up her image and what better way to get some press than to appear onstage with former country crooner turned pop > read more

Thousands Leave Mormon Church Over New Anti-Gay Policy

11/13/2015 16:00:00 PM

I started off the week with a post about how the Mormon Church had declared that The Gays — well, The Gays in committed relationships anyway — were “apostates,” meaning they have rejected the revelations and ordinances of God and should be re > read more

PR 14: The Decoys

11/13/2015 12:30:00 PM

In order to keep it secret who the Top Four, or sometimes Three, designtestants are on each season of Project Runway, they have decoy collections; collections designed by designers who were Auf’d before The Tents.These collections are used to keep > read more

I Didn't Say It ....

11/13/2015 09:00:00 AM

Frank Bruni, on fear-mongering in the defeat of HERO:“I USED to be a child molester. Not in actuality. In the popular imagination. In public debate. That’s how gay men were once portrayed — not just as sexual deviants but as sexual prowlers, se > read more

Random Musings

11/12/2015 16:00:00 PM

American Horror Story: Hotel ...I am loving Liz Taylor, though part of her story — as it related to hunky Finn Wittrock — broke my heart last night.Finn Wittrock … at least we know no one ever really dies.Cheyenne Jackson. Good lord; a thing of > read more

Justin Trudeau Is a Living ... and Paper ... Doll

11/12/2015 12:30:00 PM

I like Justin Trudeau, the newly elected young and liberal Prime Minister of Canada.But, you know, me being shallow and all, I will admit that he is one hot Prime Minister, too.Hot > read more

Strangers Pay For Joel Andrew's Education After His Parents Refuse Because ... Gay

11/12/2015 09:00:00 AM

Joel Andrew is a gay man, and that was just fine with his parents, as long as he didn’t, you know, “act” on it. But when Joel, an eighteen-year-old freshman in > read more

Architecture Wednesday: 9th Street House

11/11/2015 16:00:00 PM

According to Tom Hurt, the architect … or > read more

Tom Leahy Was Suspended Over Anti-Bullying Video But Decides He Won't Resign

11/11/2015 09:00:00 AM

Tom Leahy, a social studies teacher at Conway Springs Middle School in Kansas, was expected to resign last week after showing an > read more

An Eleven-Year-Old Schools One Million Moms Seventy-Four Thousand Moms

11/10/2015 16:00:00 PM

So, One Million Moms — actually, it’s more Seventy-Four-Thousand Moms — recently launched another one of their boycott campaigns against American Girl, a company that makes dolls and publishes a magazine for children—because an ad by the comp > read more

Twitter Smackdown: Annise Parker 1, Texan 4 Liberty 0

11/10/2015 12:30:00 PM

Anise Parker, Houston’s openly gay mayor, shoots from the hip and takes no prisoners, which is refreshing for a politician these days. And right after her fellow citizens of Houston voted > read more

House Republicans Vote To Take 255 Days Off In 2016

11/10/2015 09:00:00 AM

I was thinking about getting a new job. And since I’ve worked my whole life, and now I feel like cutting back a bit, I’d like something with flexible hours, fewer hours, but, if I could, make a decent salary, too.So, I have decided to run Congres > read more

The Mormon Church Punishes Children of Same-Sex Couples

11/09/2015 14:00:00 PM

For about a minute there it looked as though the Mormon Church, AKA the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was working on being a little less anti-LGBT.Not so much. Last week, in an addition to the Mormon Handbook entitled Children of a Par > read more

Ben Carson Is George Wallace 2.0

11/09/2015 09:00:00 AM

To be fair, I’ve never liked Ben Carson, even when he wasn’t running for president. I mean, he’s a neurosurgeon without a brain, right? And, every time he speaks I fear he’s about to drift off like my Uncle Ted at the Thanksgiving table; and > read more

The Funny Papers

11/08/2015 07:00:00 AM

Clay Bennett, Jim Morin, Bill Day, Nick Anderson, David Horsey, Tom Stiglich, Steve Sack > read more

It's Snarkurday!

11/07/2015 08:00:00 AM

So … Jesse Eisenberg … big star, right? Okay, maybe after > read more

PR 14 Ep 14: The One Where I Thought I'd Be Mad But I Really Wasn't

11/06/2015 14:00:00 PM

We begin where we ended last week, backstage, with the > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/06/2015 09:00:00 AM

Paul Ryan, newly elected Speaker of the House, on his > read more

Random Musings

11/05/2015 14:30:00 PM

I don’t go to Wal-Mart … > read more

Some Men Are Afraid Of A Little ? On

11/05/2015 09:00:00 AM

Change is good.A change in the weather, a change in scenery; a change of underwear. A change in diet, a change of sheets; a change of mood.Change is good, and we should all be changing or else Effie Melody White has taught us > read more

Architecture Wednesday: House In Estoril

11/04/2015 16:00:00 PM

Architect Ricardo Moreno fell in love with this house built in Estoril Portugal in the early 1920s; well, he fell in love with the outside. The inside? Not so much.Still, he bought it and set about making it his home, first by preserving the outer wa > read more

The Jeb Reboot

11/04/2015 09:00:00 AM

Poor Jeb No-Last-Name. he thought his shot at the presidency was a lock; after all, his Daddy was president, though all anyone remembers of him is that he famously said, ‘Read my lips, no new taxes,’ and then raised taxes.Then Jeb’s brother was > read more

Texas Parents Refuse To Homeschool Their Children Because Jesus Is Coming

11/03/2015 15:00:00 PM

Over there to Texas, Ma and Pa McIntyre, parents of nine children, have decided to sue the state because they chose to homeschool their kids and they don’t like that they have to teach their kiddos math and spelling and not just church hymns and Bi > read more

Still Think Racism Is Over in America? Think Again

11/03/2015 09:00:00 AM

The story of that cop tossing the girl to the floor in a South Carolina classroom is still a big talking point down here. And the other day, while discussing the story, and then sidetracking into a story about race and racism, a co-worker said to me, > read more

As Cops Broke Up A Streetfight, This Happened ...

11/02/2015 15:00:00 PM

One day last week a group of teenagers in Washington DC were fighting in the streets and someone called the police; what happened next is kind of shocking, given all we’ve seen in the news of late.When police officers arrived on the scene, they imm > read more

Let's Be Queer: Ben Carson Is A Homophobe

11/02/2015 09:00:00 AM

I didn’t watch this last GOP debate because, well, GOP, Crazy, Trump, Windbag, Carson, Lunatic, Rubio, Liar, Jeb, More of the same.But I did catch a snippet where one of the moderators asked Ben Carson about he could serve on the board of an LGBT-f > read more

The Funny Papers

11/01/2015 07:00:00 AM

John Cole, Mike Lucovich, Joe Heller, Nick Anderson, Mike Smith, Darrin Bell, Jim Morin > read more

It's Snarkurday!

10/31/2015 08:00:00 AM

So Donnie Wahlberg may divorce Jenny McCarthy because she’s immature? Um … duh?It seems Donnie wanted Jenny > read more

PR 14 Ep 13: The One Where They Saved The Best ... The Most Adorable ... For Last

10/30/2015 14:30:00 PM

What? Tim saved Edmond!?! I > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/30/2015 09:00:00 AM

Roger Moore, former James Bond actor, on being against the idea of a gay Bond or a black Bond or a female Bond:“I have heard people talk about how there should be a lady Bond or a gay Bond. But they wouldn’t be Bond for the simple reason that was > read more

Random Musings

10/29/2015 16:00:00 PM

Sometimes it’s hard out there for a Republican …Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nearly missed his 9:55 Amtrak train from DC to New York and then he didn’t get the seat he wanted on the train and then he > read more

Good News: Sylvia Rivera, The First Trans American To Have A Portrait In The Smithsonian

10/29/2015 09:00:00 AM

In what can be seen as a great step forward in the LGBT movement, especially in the Trans movement, this week the Smithsonian Museum announced that a photograph of Sylvia Rivera, Stonewall activist and transwoman, will be featured in the National Por > read more

Architecture Wednesday: West Marin Ranch

10/28/2015 16:00:00 PM

Ah, Marin; and a farmhouse sitting atop a knoll. What a getaway.Especially this house, a cluster of buildings shapes a courtyard that frames a view back to Mount Tamalpais. The courtyard shields the strong winds and creates a warm sunny spot for the > read more

The Daily Hypocrite: Brent Randall

10/28/2015 09:00:00 AM

I am not one for outing people, though I do believe, and I will keep saying it until it happens, that every single LGBT person needs to come out > read more

Greedy Motherf**ker Martin Shkreli Gets Served ... Again

10/27/2015 16:00:00 PM

Remember when greedy mother**ker Martin Shkreli, or Turing > read more

Gus Kenworthy, US Olympic Skier, Comes Out

10/27/2015 12:30:00 PM

Gus Kenworthy, the U.S. Olympic skier who won a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Games, has come out as gay, making him first openly gay action sports athlete.Gus says he’s known he was gay since age 5, and that his family and his friends were inst > read more

Good News: Gary Neville Puts Homeless People Ahead Of Money

10/27/2015 09:00:00 AM

Gary Neville is a football player for the Manchester United but, well, this being my blog, and with what little I know of football, er, soccer, er, rugby, this isn’t about that.Gary Neville is also kind of hot, but, again, this isn’t that kind of > read more

This Man Wants To Be President: Ben Carson

10/26/2015 15:00:00 PM

Ben Carson wants to be President. And he believes that if the Jews had been armed there would have been no Holocaust. He also believes that the students in Umpqua, Oregon should have rushed that shooter and they would have been alive today. He believ > read more

This Man Doesn't Want To Be President: Jeb No-Last-Name

10/26/2015 09:00:00 AM

So, you’re Jeb Bush and you wanna be president but you don’t wanna remind people that both your father and your brother, especially the brother, were two of the most inept presidents in recent memory, so you plan a campaign strategy that does not > read more

The Funny Papers

10/25/2015 07:00:00 AM

John Cole, Randy Bish, Clay Bennett, Darrin Bell, Mike Lucovich, > read more

It's Snarkurday!

10/24/2015 08:00:00 AM

Poor little Swifty, she’s just never happy and when she’s really sad she eats her feelings …Back at the 2014 Grammys, Taylor Swift reallyreallyreally wanted to win the Grammy for Album of the Year for > read more

PR 14, Ep 12: The One Where I Was Stunned At The End … Or Was I?

10/23/2015 14:00:00 PM

Final Four! Final Four! For a lotta folks that’s basketball, but to me it’s the PR finale coming ever so much closer. We’ve got one challenge left and it might be the one that separates the man from the women …We start with a Red Carpet, and > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/23/2015 09:00:00 AM

Nathan Peterson, the actor in the ‘fourgy’ scene in the premiere episode of > read more

Random Muisngs

10/22/2015 16:00:00 PM

Adele 25. It's being released this November. Finally, I can begin listening to music again.Blake O'Neill is a punter for Michigan Sate and last week he missed a kick, and rather than falling on the ball, it was scooped up by the opposing team who sco > read more

North Boulevard Church of Christ Kicks Out Boy Scouts For Being Too "Accepting"

10/22/2015 12:30:00 PM

After supporting their local Boy Scout Troop for over fifty years, and allowing them to meet at the church, the North Boulevard Church of Christ > read more

The Daily Hypocrite: Paul Ryan

10/22/2015 09:00:00 AM

So Boehner is out as Speaker and the GOP can’t seem to find anyone to take his place; some have stepped forward, only to step back because, well, they’re fools whose big moths get them into trouble.And now the GOP is trying to get Wisconsin Congr > read more

Architecture Wednesday: House With Four Courtyards

10/21/2015 16:00:00 PM

In Mexico, many of the homes revolve around a central courtyard, and this modern home in the old town of Tacubaya house aims to reinterpret that use in a contemporary manner.It all started with a vacant lot … and now there’s a perimeter wall — > read more

The Daily Hypocrite: Marco Rubio

10/21/2015 09:00:00 AM

What’s that old saying … Do as I say, not as I do? It oughta be Marco Rubio’s mantra because, apparently, that > read more

A Mixed Bag

10/20/2015 16:00:00 PM

I am the King, or perhaps the Queen, of the Dirty look in our house, but lately Carlos has been giving me a run for the money.When we were in > read more

Facebook Post of the Week: George Takei

10/20/2015 12:30:00 PM

So, a homophobe, or a troll, or a closeted gay boy, decided to go after George Takei on Facebook using his very best skills at wordplay ...Sadly, again, this was George Takei he went after ...Advantage Takei, because after he posted this the homophob > read more

For Two Out Of Three Philly Gay Bashers, It's Crime and Very Little Punishment

10/20/2015 09:00:00 AM

I guess beating up a gay couple in Philadelphia doesn’t get you jail time, but it does keep you from going downtown …Philip Williams and Kevin Harrigan, the two men who, along with Kathryn Knott, hurled anti-gay epithets, and then their fists, at > read more

This Man Wants To Be President: John Kasich Is Dismissive To Female Student's Question

10/19/2015 16:00:00 PM

Kayla Solsbak attends the University of Richmond and was excited to learn that GOP presidential candidate John Kasich would be holding a forum at the school. She wasn’t so happy after what he said to her … When she was given the chance to ask him > read more

Greedy F**ker Martin Shkreli Felt The 'Bern'

10/19/2015 12:30:00 PM

Y’all know Turing Pharmaceutics CEO Martin Shkreli … the asshat who raised the price of an AIDS drug from $13,50 a pill to over $750 because he could, because he wanted the money ... because he’s a dick, right?Well, Shkreli made a donation to B > read more

#SayHerName ... Zella Ziona ... Another Transwoman Killed Because of Hate

10/19/2015 09:00:00 AM

And another one …Zella Ziona, just twenty-one-years old, was shot > read more

The Funny Papers

10/18/2015 07:00:00 AM

Bill Day, David Horsey, Jim Morin, Clay Bennett, Randy Bish, Jimmy Margulies, Mike Lucovich > read more

Happy First Anniversary ... Happy Fifteenth Anniversary

10/17/2015 08:00:00 AM

So … here’s how > read more

PR 14 Ep 11: The One Where Kelly Literally Wins ... Again!

10/16/2015 14:30:00 PM

We begin with the > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/16/2015 09:00:00 AM

Robert F. Kennedy, on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.:“I have saved this one opportunity to speak briefly to you about this > read more

Random Musings

10/15/2015 15:00:00 PM

So … Audra. I could sum up her performance with one word: flawless. > read more

Jennifer Jin Will Protest Campus Open Carry Gun Law By Openly Carrying A Dildo

10/15/2015 09:00:00 AM

Students at the University of Texas in Austin are calling their protest a "strap in" although it’s also known as “Cocks, Not Glocks.” > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Wood Warmth

10/14/2015 16:00:00 PM

When I was a kid and would come into the house, leaving the door wide open, my mother would nearly always ask if I was born in a barn. I used to think, “What are you asking me for? Weren’t > read more

Wisconsin Lawmakers Jesse Kremer and Steve Nass: Ignorant and Transphobic

10/14/2015 09:00:00 AM

Jesse Kremer and Steve Nass, a pair of Ignorant Republican Congressmen in Wisconsin, have introduced a bill seeking to ban transgender students from using school bathrooms or locker rooms assigned to the gender with which they identify.In fact, they > read more

Off To See Audra ....

10/13/2015 12:30:00 PM

Okay … so way back in April I learned that Audra McDonald, actress and singer and six-time Tony award winner, would be appearing at the Peace Center up Greenville. I was instantly online booking tickets for the show and telling Carlos that he’d n > read more

Wingnuts, Religion, Politicians and Guns

10/13/2015 09:00:00 AM

Of course it would be in Tennessee ….Brant Williams, owner of Frontier Firearms is offering a deal, but only for Christians, mind you. Oh, and he’s doing it because a gun nut out in Oregon asked people if they were Christians before he shot them > read more

Keisha Jenkins Is The 21st Trans Woman Murdered In America This Year: #SayHerName

10/12/2015 15:00:00 PM

The other day I was home and turned on Wendy Williams; it’s fluff, sure, but kinda fun and a bit of background noise while I did some work. On this day, though, Williams was talking about that Cosmo cover of the Kardastrophes and how they had been > read more

Repost: Matthew Shepard Died Today

10/12/2015 09:00:00 AM

*originally posted > read more

The Funny Papers

10/11/2015 07:00:00 AM

Bill Day, Joe Heller, Clay Bennett, Nick Anderson, Mike Lucovich, Darrin Bell, Jim Morin, David Horsey > read more

It's Snarkurday!

10/10/2015 08:00:00 AM

Look, let’s get real. We’re all living in fear of crossing paths with Anna > read more

PR 14 Ep 10: The One That Drives Tim ... and Me ... F**king Crazy

10/09/2015 14:00:00 PM

Ah, the ‘real women’ challenge; the challenge that really puts the designtestants to the test because they have to be themselves and please a client all at once. And this time the clients are women from the Project Runway crew, who know the show, > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/09/2015 09:00:00 AM

Meryl Streep, on feminism:"Men should look at the world as if something is wrong when their voices predominate. They should feel it. People at agencies and studios, including the parent boards, might look around the table at the decision-making level > read more

Random Musinsg

10/08/2015 16:00:00 PM

As I was saying … we got through the storm fairly well. That's our little patch of South Carolina in the circle there, with rain totals of about 16 inches from Friday night to Monday morning.There was some water in the fireplace from wind driven ra > read more

American Horror Story: Hotel: 'It's Not The Getting Ready, It's The Clean-Up'

10/08/2015 12:30:00 PM

Finally .... > read more

Alabama Passes Voter ID Law, Closes Most Driver's License Offices In Predominately Black Counties

10/08/2015 09:00:00 AM

The GOP is at it again …In 2011, Alabama’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a voter ID law that > read more

Architecture Wednesday: House in Colbost

10/07/2015 16:00:00 PM

This Scottish house started with just the site, and a quick sketch by the client.The site is an elevated bare croftland site with views over Dunvegan bay to the Waternish peninsula. It has long views to the > read more

Seeking Attention: MaxGoldberg

10/07/2015 12:30:00 PM

Ah, > read more

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