Hmmmmmm…. Maybe Employment Anti-Discrimination Protections Should Have Come First?

Just a thought:

Plaintiff in Va. marriage case denied university tenure

Of course, what isn’t helping matters is that the plaintiff himself doesn’t want to ‘go there.’

“Denying his tenure cannot have anything to do with his competence nor his effectiveness,” student Gary Welliver told the Mace and Crown. “I have to believe it must be political. My opinion of the character of the university leadership has been dashed.”

Bostic told the Washington Blade on Saturday the decision to deny him tenure “really has nothing to do with the case.” Old Dominion University Provost Carol Simpson reiterated this point to both the Mace and Crown and the Virginia Pilot newspaper.

“It has to do with one upper level administrator with a very weak ego who decided to target me because I know some personal information,” said Bostic, without providing any specific details.

It still sounds like something is rotten in the state of Virginia.

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The Los Angeles Clippers are going to relocate to Clark County, Nevada.

Simply Put, Chad Griffin is Still Pulling a Scam

At the website of what used to be The Advocate, the head scam-artist at the Bernie Madoff of (alleged) civil rights organizations responds to the fake history of gay marriage:

Simply put, I have nothing in common with the trailblazing courage of Rosa Parks.

More telling, though, is what he doesn’t say.

And what he doesn’t say reminds me of a horrid movie from the 1980s: Leonard, Part 6.

What’s that, you say?

No, it wasn’t a gay film.

If you recall (and consider yourself lucky if you don’t), it was Bill Cosby’s return to movies on the coattails of the initial success of The Cosby Show.  However, it was a disaster – so much so that Cosby actively campaigned against it when it was released.

And now, we’ve returned to my point.

Griffin is trying to cover his overpaid ass.  He’s not doing anything to rid historical discourse of the gay marriage equivalent of claims about Kim Jung Il’s golf prowess.

He’s not telling people to not buy Forcing the Spring.

Well, that just about wraps it up for Griffin.

As long as it is out there, with the potential to con the uninitiated into believing the pro-HRC propaganda, Forcing the Spring is not mostly harmless.

Pic of the Day: April 24, 2014 (Special ‘Loneliness in the Dugout’ Edition)

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Prior to the game between the Burlington Bees and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Community Field in Burlington, Iowa, on April 9, 2012.

The 2014 incarnation of the Bees will soon include the son of Wayne Gretzky.

Al Was Fictional, Ted is Dead and Cliven…

…should hereafter never not be mentioned whenever Sean Hannity or Rand Paul is mentioned.

Wide, Wide Rivers

Thirty-one years ago, Joan Rivers hosted Saturday Night Live.

She was in her heyday.  She had yet to be exiled from Johnny Carson’s world.  And, perhaps most importantly, she was still funny.  The ‘Deuling Joans’ bit (her going against Joe Piscopo in drag) was hilarious.  And her opening monologue contained a joke that still causes me to laugh uncontrollably.

She complained that football players were dumb, having once been on a date with one when they saw a sign that said “wet floor.”

According to Joan, “He did.”

Think about it.

That was 1983.

And that was funny.

But this is 2014.

And as disgusting as I find TMZ, sometimes its necessary to link to it:

Joan Rivers is scoffing at the 2 women who were held hostage in a Cleveland, Ohio basement  … telling TMZ they shouldn’t complain — “They got to live rent free for more than a decade.”

Joan tells us she WON’T apologize, telling them to lighten up, adding,  “One of them has a book deal.  Neither are in a psych ward.  They’re ok.  I bet you within 3 years one of them will be on Dancing with the Stars.”

At this point I guess my only question is why Edgar didn’t commit suicide sooner.

BTW…

As to the title?

Do some research on The Fugs.

I Guess He’s a Meathead After All

Queer Channel Media on Jo Becker’s Onion-worthy anti-history of gay marriage:

The notion that [Human Right Scampaign head money-inhaler Chad] Griffin, a board member of American Foundation for Equal Rights, is the hero who saved the marriage equality movement pervades the 437-page work.

One part of the book that addresses his move to D.C. in 2012 to become head of the Human Rights Campaign includes a farewell discussion in which fellow AFER board member Rob Reiner says of Griffin, “If there ever is going to be — and there will be at some point — the first gay president, you’re looking at him.”

Until recently I would have been okay if Reiner had been gay and referring to himself – but the fact that he’s referring to Griffin delegitimizes him in so many ways.

In fact, I think with that blather, he went to negative eleven.

HRC didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment on the perception that Griffin and the Prop 8 case are given undue credit in the book for their role in the marriage equality movement.

Oh, don’t worry…

They just assigned the task of responding to you to all of its trans women employees.