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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gays Should Play it Straight When Seeking Support for Marriage Rights

I have a new piece in the New York Daily News today:

"Gays Should Play it Straight When Seeking Support for Marriage Rights"

"If gays want equal treatment, they need to avoid the trap of demanding preferential treatment, which is what the Chicago bars are doing. Any bar owner who banned homosexuals would be rightly accused of discrimination. Banning straight-women-who-may-be-getting-married-soon is just as insipid. And stupid."


Monday, April 27, 2009

Gay Republican for City Council? Get on Board, GOP

I have a piece up on Newsmax today about a 22-year-old gay Republican City Council candidate in Palm Springs named Drew Sweatte:

"Gay Republican for City Council? Get on Board, GOP"

"Drew's platform should give Palm Springs a real reason to unseat former N.O.W. president Ginny Foat. And not because he is running as a 'gay candidate.' He's running as a pro-business candidate in a town (and state) that is feeling the economic crisis harder than others."

Obama's First 100 Days

Here we go...along with everyone else, I weigh in on Obama's first 100 days here, on the Fox Forum. And by all accounts, it's been a (forgiveably?) lackluster start.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Revolution That Wasn't?

I have a piece in Newsmax online this morning about the liberal media's reaction to the tea parties:

"The Revolution That Wasn't?"

"Buried under stories about the President's new dog and his many fans overseas is the rumbling of a new and decidedly un-silent minority who will slowly become an un-silent majority while MSNBC is busy laughing and calling them crazy. If there's any doubt that the media is awash in bright blue Obamamania, and that it's thrown objectivity out the window along with reason and dignity, the tea party coverage is undeniable proof."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Village Voice Scoffs at NYC Tea Party -- And Admits it Left Early

The Village Voice showed up at the New York City Tea Party just long enough to poke a little fun, it seems. Claiming only 2,000 people showed up when the NYPD reported 12,500 is just one of the transparent digs at everyday Americans who want smaller government and more fiscal responsibility. Job well done, Village Voice...you're a bastion of journalistic integrity.

Full story here:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Obama's Judicial Pick and Allah

New piece up on Newsmax:

"Why Republicans Shunned Obama's Judicial Pick"

"Praying in the name of Allah doesn’t advance a particular religion? I’m totally unfamiliar with Allah’s secular identity. Is 'Allah' also a pagan deity? Is 'Allah' also god of NASCAR or the iPod? Why would someone want to silence a majority in favor of the few? Luckily, the ruling was overturned by the very court to which Judge Hamilton stands to be appointed."


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Catholic Identity Crisis

Up today on the New York Daily News site: "The Catholic Identity Crisis"

"If it looks like there's an identity crisis within the Catholic contingent, there is - but the divisive episode at Notre Dame was hardly the catalyst. This is a continuation of problems Catholics faced during this presidential campaign and campaigns past, and it's hurting their message and their influence."

Gen. Paul Vallely Profile

Profile of Gen. Paul Vallely in Parcbench:

"Paul`s commitment comes with a sense of urgency that is obscured by his welcoming, musical drawl, a made-for-radio voice reminiscent of John Wayne and the spaghetti westerns on which boys in Dubois, Pennsylvania, where he was born, were raised. He tells me that two years ago he was "98% dead" after suffering an aortic ambulism. "I had half an hour to live. That changed me..."

Monday, April 6, 2009

Recession as the New 9/11?

I have a new piece on Newsmax: "Recession as the New 9/11?"

"As a justification for the continued theft of taxpayer money to help fund various non-emergency pork projects, President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, prone to crude linguistic spasms and metaphorical mustache-twirling, devilishly admitted way back in November, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." (And an evil cackle was heard all the way to Smurf Village.)"


Friday, April 3, 2009

How An American Banker Becomes a Fulham Fan

New piece up on Sports Illustrated online:

"How an American banker becomes a Fulham fan is anyone's guess -- in Lyle's case it was somewhat capricious, if a little embarrassing. "I wanted to follow a team in London so I could travel somewhere good to see them. My idiot friend had a crush on Carlos Bocanegra, so at her urging I went with Fulham." In the interest of full disclosure, I am said "idiot friend."


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brits are Unimpressed?

Hardly a rave review from Michael White, Guardian UK political blogger...where's that Obamian charm we've heard so much about? Some excerpts:

"After all the adulation and the hatred, you have to reassure yourself the new president of the United States is just a man struggling to do his best."

"What that means is that he thinks before he feels, unlike George Bush, unlike Bill Clinton, too, I suspect. "

"Obama did not light up the gilded pomp of the Locarno Room at the Foreign Office where the hacks had been waiting two hours, a security-driven feature of dealing with a US president for many years now. He looked tired – not much evidence of his famous cool on this occasion – and did not smile much, though he does do humour and made a couple of decent jokes."

"Whatever family hostility we suspect the half-Kenyan president harbours towards the British Empire – his autobiography contains several sharp passages – he buried it. War and peace, thick and thin, a kinship of ideals as well as interests ... he laid it on with a trowel, though not with discernible warmth."