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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Young Ladies Wear One Thing...

From Rox Populi - the latest in the Kelli Davis saga:

"Last night, Clay County Superintendent David Owens upheld the decision to ban Kelli Davis' photo from her HS yearbook because she wore a tux instead of a swath of cloth that barely covered her chest.

"Clay County resident James Stewart offered his opinion on the matter to local reporters:

"Young ladies wear one thing and young men wear something else. If you choose not to do that, you're out of line"

Want to say a few words to the Principal who started it all? try this email address: sward@mail.clay.k12.fl.us

Banned Books

Via Julia at Sisyphus Shrugged - anothe Banned Book list

Take a look - read 'em, too, while you're thinking about it.

Big round of appluase to the first person who can explain to me who banned Little House on the Prairie, and why.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Buster Has Two Mommies

OK - I'm still carrying on about Buster and the lesbians.

You should be, too.

Here's some more information, and an >email address

The New York Times > Arts > Television > 'Simpsons' Animates Gay Nuptials

Listen, I'm as happy as the next person that Patty Bouvier has come out ... but what is it with the cartoon characters?

Honest to god, you'd never know there are actual human beings who are gay.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Probably Not Coming Soon in Ebooks

The Lamba Award Finalists have been announced

"The Lambda Literary Foundation announced finalists Tuesday for the 17th annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating achievements in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature for books published in 2004. The awards will be presented in New York on June 2. Two new categories--Gay Men's Debut Fiction and Lesbian Debut Fiction--were added this year, and the honorees in each category will receive a $1,000 honorarium."

Among others:

Lesbian Debut Fiction: Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank, Firebrand Books; Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion, Alyson Publications; Dish It Up, Baby! by Kristie Helms, Firebrand Books; Fire & Brimstone by Laurinda D. Brown, Strebor Books; Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey by Bridget Bufford, The Haworth Press

Lesbian Fiction: A Seahorse Year by Stacey D'erasmo, Houghton Mifflin; Abundant Light by Valerie Miner, Michigan State University Press; Life Mask by Emma Donoghue, Harcourt; Skels by Maggie Dubris, Soft Skull Press; Venus of Chalk by Susan Stinson, Firebrand Books

Lesbian Mystery: An Intimate Ghost by Ellen Hart, St. Martin's Minotaur; Commitment to Die by Jennifer Jordan, Bean Pole Books; Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion, Alyson Publications; Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest, Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group USA; The Wombat Strategy by Claire McNab, Alyson Publications

Romance: All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books; Almost Like Being in Love by Steven Kluger, Harper Collins; Confessions of a Casanova by Chris Kenry, Kensington Books; Gulf Breeze by Gerri Hill, Bella Books; Under the Witness Tree by Marianne Martin, Bywater Books

John Negroponte - A Little Torture Never Hurt Anyone

Before Alberto Gonzales began hogging the spotlight as Mr Torture USA, there was John Negropnte, now the nominee for National intelligence Director.

Kinda makes me proud to be an American

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

CNN.com - CNN Commentary: 'Buster' and the lesbians - Feb 15, 2005

Buster makes it to CNN - she's very happy.

"Of course, no child watching this episode is any more likely to be brainwashed into becoming gay than into copying Buster and growing rabbit ears.

"The danger, such as it is, lies elsewhere. The episode's two couples -- Karen and Gillian, and their friends Tracy and Gina -- come across as perilously likable people and loving parents. They're awfully hard to distinguish from acceptable folks. It might be tricky, then, to convince a child who's "exposed to the lifestyles portrayed in this episode" that these women should be demonized for being who they are."

Golly gee willikers.

And just for the record, Buster does not have rabbit ears. The TV, however, has been sadly influenced by the 4th season rabid rabbit on Xena. It cancelled its subscription to cable and sprouted rabbit ears.

Buster, however, after a brief flirtation with rabbit ears, decided to keep her cute dog ears.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Gay Penguins

From Republic of T:
"Heard about those “gay penguins” at the zoo in Germany? The zoo keepers brought in some female penquins to try and 'straighten them out.' "

Read the rest here.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Death In Life

Digby sums it up.

Outsourcing Torture

If you're an American, this is done in your name. Learn about it, then end it.

Cybook to Add eReader

From Teleread comes news that Cybook is going to offer an upgrade to its software that will add eReader to the e-book software list, as well as a reader that can display unencrypted PDF

That's good news for those of us who prefer eReader.

This dedicated ebook reader shows alot of promise - including a (reportedly) excellent, 10" color display. The downside? Price (an unbelievable $738.00) and OS (WinCE 3.0). At those prices, you might as well go the whole hog and buy a real computer

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Fictionwise eBooks Sale

"Big Valentine's Day Sale!

Love is in the air! From now through February 17th, all Romance and Erotica eBooks are discounted 20%!"

If you've been meaning to buy those sleazy books from Renaissance E Books/Sizzler, now's the time. Weird lesbian bondage is 20% off...

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Free Audio Book from Fictionwise

Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? This week Fictionwise is offering The Amateur Mendicant Society [From the New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes] an MP3 Audio Book, for free.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Buster Sends a Postcard from New York

(New York City) A New York State court ruled Friday that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry.

State Supreme Court Judge Doris Ling-Cohan said that the New York State Constitution guarantees basic freedoms to lesbian and gay people, and that those rights are violated when same-sex couples are not allowed to marry.

The ruling said the state Constitution requires same-sex couples to have equal access to marriage, and that the couples represented by Lambda Legal must be given marriage licenses.

"This is a historic ruling that delivers the state Constitution's promise of equality to all New Yorkers," said Susan Sommer, Supervising Attorney at Lambda Legal and the lead attorney on the case.

"The court recognized that unless gay people can marry, they are not being treated equally under the law. Same-sex couples need the protections and security marriage provides, and this ruling says they're entitled to get them the same way straight couples do."

Read more here

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Atlanta Nights from LuLu

OK - POD fans - here's a story worth pondering

CWA Applauds Education Secretary Spellings for Busting 'Buster'

In today's Buster news, we discover that, " 'Parents don't want their children homosexualized in the name of 'education,' Knight said."

I'm quite intrigued by the concept of "homosexualizing." Let's do it!