I tend to side with my bearded brethren on most things. Men of facial hair like Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ernest Hemingway and, of course, Jesus clearly demonstrate that whiskers are the prerequisite of greatness.
But Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty, might have broken the unshavenness-is-weightiness rule with his silly and gratuitous remarks about gays.
Ksenia Mesheryakova, 39, is a lesbian Russian immigrant who lives with her wife Lisa, and their young daughter Sophie. “Russia is my motherland,” she said in a statement this weekend. “But right now my motherland is acting like an abusive bitch.”
This vocal smack-down was made in retaliation to IKEA’s decision to pull a story about a lesbian couple’s home furnishing system from a recent Russian catalog. Angry Russian gay couples staged a guerilla protest this weekend at the store’s Brooklyn location.
We agree with Mayor Bloomberg: It is not a good day for New York. Only several hours after thousands of people gathered in the West Village to protest the murder of Mark Carson in what police are calling a hate crime, four individuals were beaten badly after being taunted with homosexual slurs.
This is one of those cases where no one comes out looking good: a cab driver in New York thought it was his lucky day when Paris Hilton flagged him down, and seeing an opportunity to make a couple extra bucks, secretly recorded her entire conversation with a friend to sell to TMZ. Classy! Of course, if the heiress had just been discussing her latest perfume line, or the singularity, or how much money she plans on donating to the Tesla Science Museum (you know, normal Paris Hilton things), than the guy would have gone home empty-handed, like sleazeball citizen paparazzi deserve to.
Unfortunately, Ms. Hilton was interrupted in her meditation of quantum physics by her friend, who brought up the gay men friend finder, Grindr. “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world … they’re disgusting,” Ms. Hilton said, according to TMZ, which obtained the tape, obviously. Unfortunately, the quote continues.
Kevin Rogers, the Nashville-area comedy fan whose heartfelt blog post about Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant was publicized by Truth Wins Out—resulting in a Twitter-storm of outrage, a decision to finally come out to his parents (an hour before appearing on CNN), a knuckle-rapping for Mr. Morgan courtesy of Tina Read More