where is the cerebral jester?

where is the cerebral jester?
visit him and his friends at the house of dandridge by clicking above

Saturday, May 26, 2007

ooh molly...you in danger gurl!

take a look at the disastrously frightening state of the world physically, politically and media wise as you gander at the 'top 25 censored stories of 2007'! and it's only the end of may!!!!! this is from projectcensored.org

#25 US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region

#24 Cheney’s Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year

#23 US Oil Targets Kyoto in Europe

#22 $Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed

#21 Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers

#20 Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem

#19 Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever

#18 Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story

#17 Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda

#16 Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court

#15 Chemical Industry is EPA’s Primary Research Partner

#14 Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US

#13 New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup

#12 Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines

#11 Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed

#10 Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians

#9 The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall

#8 Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act

#7 US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq

#6 Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy

#5 High-Tech Genocide in Congo

#4 Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US

#3 Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger

#2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran

#1 Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media


art of mark bryan/ future t-shirts

drag baby saves the planet (so awesome and perfect for gay pride!)

'the tumbler'

'el general'

just discovered the work or mark bryan! someone posted about him on a forum i frequent and i'm so happy! gonna definitely make some t-shirts to wear this summer of his work (i know that's stealing but it's advertising space nonetheless ehheh ((who the hell do i think i am? madonna? hehehe)

for more of his work please visit www.artofmarkbryan.com

ignorance is thicker than blood


you know i never minded the military ban but this just makes the FDA lose any credibility in what it approves it had left

Gay Blood Ban Stays

by The Associated Press
Posted: May 23, 2007 - 3:00 pm ET

(Washington) Gay men remain banned for life from donating blood, the government said Wednesday, leaving in place - for now - a 1983 prohibition meant to prevent the spread of HIV through transfusions.

The Food and Drug Administration reiterated its long-standing policy on its Web site Wednesday, more than a year after the Red Cross and two other blood groups criticized the policy as "medically and scientifically unwarranted."

"I am disappointed, I must confess," said Dr. Celso Bianco, executive vice president of America's Blood Centers, whose members provide nearly half the nation's blood supply.

Before giving blood, all men are asked if they have had sex, even once, with another man since 1977. Those who say they have are permanently banned from donating. The FDA said those men are at increased risk of infection by HIV that can be transmitted to others by blood transfusion.

In March 2006, the Red Cross, the international blood association AABB and America's Blood Centers proposed replacing the lifetime ban with a one-year deferral following male-to-male sexual contact. New and improved tests, which can detect HIV-positive donors within just 10 to 21 days of infection, make the lifetime ban unnecessary, the blood groups told the FDA.

In a document posted Wednesday, the FDA said it would change its policy if given data that show doing so wouldn't pose a "significant and preventable" risk to blood recipients.

"It is a way of saying, 'Whatever was presented to us was not sufficient to make us change our minds,'" Bianco said.

The FDA said HIV tests currently in use are highly accurate, but still cannot detect the virus 100 percent of the time. The estimated HIV risk from a unit of blood is currently about one per 2 million in the United States, according to the agency.

Critics of the exclusionary policy said it bars potential healthy donors, despite the increasing need for donated blood, and discriminates against gays. The FDA recognized the policy defers many healthy donors but rejected the suggestion it's discriminatory.

Anyone who's used intravenous drugs or been paid for sex also is permanently barred from donating blood.

Friday, May 25, 2007

rugby players naked against cancer!

five words that never sounded so dismal yet so sexy! i coined a new phrase...pornucational!

check it out...it's pretty interesting and homoerotic all the same eheh

check it out here

Sunday, May 20, 2007

get together again!

guess you don't need to be a member of the official madonna fan club 'icon' to get all the goodies....thank you youtube and the people who uploaded it ehhe

this is an alternate version of the much talked about 'get together' video...the third single from confessions on a dance floor...i think i like the first one better but this one definitely pulls out the darker edges of the song...see for yourself!!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

my newest crush

jason momoa who plays ronon dex on stargate atlantis... yes i'm a sci fi geek the past year or two...

he's just fucking dreamy and he looks like a lion....always a killer for me....mmmmmmmmmmm... and the dreads don't hurt at all either

c'mon...agree with me...he's HOT! (and i never capitalize things on my blog ehehhe)

would you believe he's from hawaii?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

clip of new madonna song!!!!!!

this is a low quality 45 second clip of madonna's new song for live earth called "hey you" accompanied by one of the most naturally beautiful and maternal pics of her in italy while she was pregnant with rocco...

it's really pretty and it's quite a departure from the disco diva that was shoved down our throats in recent times...i can't wait to hear the entire thing....get it before it gets blocked!!

the whole song will be available to download later this week from msn or something...maybe from www.liveearth.org itself!

madonna - hey you (clip)

wow...the madame works quickly...get the whole song for free for seven days here

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

jerry falwell bites the dust

oooh i've been a bad bad blogger...but this news is definitely worthy of a revival of my often unheard internet ramblings and stuff... and i think it's massively appropriate that he died in lynchburg, virginia

here's the news report of his long awaited passing and following some juicy tidbits of his disastrously illustrious career...
LYNCHBURG, Virginia (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, a Liberty University executive said Tuesday. He was 73. Earlier, the executive said Falwell was hospitalized in "gravely serious" condition after being found unconscious in his office. Ron Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, said Falwell was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but "he has a history of heart challenges." "I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast," Godwin said. "He went to his office, I went to mine and they found him unresponsive." Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later founded the conservative Liberty University and serves as its president. Falwell survived two serious health scares in early 2005. He was hospitalized for two weeks with what was described as a viral infection, then hospitalized again a few weeks later after going into respiratory arrest.

Know Your Right-Wing Speakers: Jerry Falwell

Monday January 23, 2006

The Reverend Jerry Falwell has a bad case of Foot-in-Mouth disorder (a disease reaching epidemic proportions among right-wingers.) As recently reported by Campus Progress, on January 8, 2006, at the Justice Sunday III conference in Philadelphia, “Falwell told the heavily African-American congregation that he wished his ‘grandkids could grow up in the same America that I did.’ He notably failed to mention whether that includes the Jim Crow segregation laws that were prevalent in the America he grew up in.”
One of the most controversial figures in modern Christianity, fundamentalist Baptist pastor, televangelist and conservative activist Reverend Jerry Falwell has gained fame—and infamy—for his career of extremist and offensive commentary, particularly in times of national and international crisis. Perhaps his most disturbing moment (though only time will tell) came two days after the September 11th terror attacks on the U.S. On a broadcast of the Christian television program The 700 Club, Falwell lashed out at those whom he saw as a threat to the moral crusade he and the Christian Right had been on for some 30 years, saying, “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say’you helped this happen.” After several days of public fury and high profile admonitions, Falwell offered a feeble apology: “I would never blame any human being except the terrorists, and if I left that impression with gays or lesbians or anyone else, I apologize.” Not terribly convincing from a man who has spent his life blaming anyone with whom he disagrees for America’s problems. After two years at Lynchburg College and four years at Bible Baptist College in Springfield, MO, Falwell got his start as a religious figure at the young age of 22, when he became the first pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church. That same year, Falwell began regularly broadcasting his sermons on television and radio. As a prelude to one of Falwell’s ongoing crusades – the inclusion of creationism in science curricula in public schools and state-sanctioned school prayer in the classroom – in his early years at Thomas Road, Falwell dreamed of an educational system that would provide a conservative religious education from kindergarten through post-doctoral degrees. In 1967, he founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now called Liberty Christian Academy) and four years later, Liberty University. An accredited college with over 8,000 undergraduates, Liberty trains its students to be “visionary champions for Christ,” and to bring the mission and vision of Liberty into business and politics. Liberty’s conservative Christian values are articulated in its strict moral code of conduct, which is based on “an uncompromising doctrinal statement, based upon an inerrant Bible, a Christian worldview beginning with belief in biblical Creationism, an eschatological belief in the pre-millennial, pre-tribulational coming of Christ for all of His Church, dedication to world evangelization, an absolute repudiation of ‘political correctness,’ a strong commitment to political conservatism, total rejection of socialism, and firm support for America’s economic system of free enterprise.” In addition, students are expected to uphold “behavioral standards which include the prohibition of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, coed dorms, and sexual promiscuity” and a “modest dress code, reasonable curfews and respect for authority.” In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority movement, which became one of the country’s largest conservative lobbyist organizations, viewed itself as the protector of morality, and campaigned on issues it believed central to upholding its Christian conception of moral law. It officially dissolved in 1989, but in 2004 Falwell founded the Moral Majority Coalition, to be, according to its website, “a 21st century resurrection of the Moral Majority.” The Moral Majority was founded as a tool to influence the Republican Party platform and help get religious right-wing candidates elected. Falwell once said, “If we are going to save America and evangelize the world, we cannot accommodate secular philosophies that are diametrically opposed to Christian truth… We need to pull out all the stops to recruit and train 25 million Americans to become informed pro-moral activists whose voices can be heard in the halls of Congress.” (Moral Majority Report, September 1984) Falwell has spent 50 years pulling out all the stops. His offensive remarks in the aftermath of September 11th are only one example of his determination to attack those who stand in the way of his goal of “saving America.” Among the issues Falwell and the Moral Majority have spent years condemning are legalized abortion, gay rights, and of course, the absence of religious teachings in public schools. But its first big target was the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed—and nearly ratified—constitutional amendment to guarantee equal rights for women. In characteristically classy Falwell form, he said of the ERA, “I listen to feminists and all these radical gals… These women just need a man in the house. That’s all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they’re mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They’re sexist. They hate men; that’s their problem." If you think the good Reverend has mellowed over the years, think again. In 2004 Falwell called the National Organization for Women (NOW) the "National Order of Witches," announced that he was going to invite People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to a gathering of Christian men called "Wild Game Night" so that they "can sit there and suffer," and called Americans United for Separation of Church and State "an anti-Christ" group. Falwell has been violently outspoken against homosexuality. In 1984, his all-too-vocal revulsion cost him $5,000 after losing a court battle to gay rights activist Jerry Sloan. During a TV debate, Sloan questioned Falwell about a homophobic remark that had been published a year earlier in the Advocate. Sloan charged that Falwell had called the gay-oriented Metropolitan Community Churches "brute beasts" and repeated the exact quote, arguing that Falwell had said, “Thank God, this vile and Satanic system will one day be utterly annihilated and there will be a celebration in heaven!” As Sloan repeated Falwell’s remarks, a very flustered Falwell denied ever having made them. Having read the quote in the Advocate, Sloan recognized it when listening to a Sunday broadcast of Falwell’s Old Time Gospel Hour and ran out to purchase a tape recorder so he could record one of two repeat broadcasts of the show later that night. Sloan insisted he had recorded it, and an outraged Falwell promised $5,000 to anyone who could produce a tape. Like the sore loser he is, when Sloan did in fact produce the tape, Falwell refused to pay, and Sloan successfully sued. In 1999, Falwell’s homophobia provoked ridicule like never before. In an article he edited and published in National Liberty Journal entitled, “Tinky Winky Comes Out of the Closet,” Falwell cautioned parents that the purple Teletubby character was in fact a homosexual role model. The evidence? For one, Tinky Winky had the voice of a boy but carried a purse. And if that’s not proof enough, the article said, “He is purple – the gay-pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle—the gay-pride symbol.” Falwell defended himself against the media storm of criticism, saying, “As a Christian I feel that role modeling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children.” Steve Rice, a spokesman for the company that licensed the show in the U.S., responded by clarifying that the bag Tinky carries was not a purse, but a magic bag and “The fact that he carries a magic bag doesn’t make him gay.’’ He added: “It’s a children’s show, folks. To think we would be putting sexual innuendo in a children’s show is kind of outlandish.” The Tinky Winky incident wasn’t Falwell’s first encounter with mainstream media ridicule, however. In 1994, Falwell released the straight to video documentary The Clinton Chronicles: Investigation into the alleged criminal activities of Bill Clinton. The video, a smear campaign in a box consisting of unsubstantiated rumors about the President and First Lady, caught the most flack for a fictional interview with an “investigative reporter.” The silhouetted reporter portrayed in the film, who claimed to be afraid for his life and accused Clinton of orchestrating the deaths of several reporters and personal confidants who had gotten too close to discovering the truth about his illegal activities, turned out to be the producer of the documentary. The producer, Patrick Matrisciana, admitted to the fabrication after a reporter commented on the similarity between his voice and the voice of the silhouetted reporter. "Obviously, I’m not an investigative reporter," Matrisciana admitted, "and I doubt our lives were actually ever in any real danger. That was Jerry’s idea to do that…. He thought that would be dramatic." In fact, it turned out that over a three-year period, a conservative political organization with ties to the Rev. Falwell paid out over $200,000 to individuals who made damaging allegations about President Clinton’s personal conduct. These allegations included a charge that Clinton had protected an Arkansas-based cocaine smuggling operation while he was governor and questionable statements made by state troopers who suggested that Vince Foster had been murdered, both of which helped create pressure for multimillion-dollar federal investigations. False witness against his neighbors? Not very Christian of you, Jerry. But to be fair, maybe Falwell thought the video sales would help Liberty University pay off the massive debt it had accrued. Luckily for him, Liberty University’s debt was bought and forgiven by the Christian Heritage Foundation – which was reported to be a front for the Unification Church. Yes, that’s the church of Sun Myung Moon, the Korean cult Messiah who made billions off of the Unification Church, also known as the Moonies. In exchange for the $3.5 million Moon generously handed over to save Liberty, Falwell publicly advocated for President Reagan to forgive Moon’s tax evasion conviction. Falwell caught a lot of heat from his supporters for lending undue credibility to the Moonies. Moon had always claimed to be Jesus Christ’s successor, a claim that one would think would present some conflict for Falwell. Most recently, Falwell has joined in the Christmas spirit shared by so many of his right-wing colleagues. Last November, in concert with the conservative legal organization Liberty Counsel, Falwell launched the "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign," which promised to file suit against anyone who spread what the group sees as misinformation about how Christmas can be celebrated in schools and public spaces. In his weekly "Falwell Confidential" e-mail he implored the 500,000 recipients of the email to "draw a line in the sand and resist bullying tactics of the ACLU and others who intimidate school and government officials by spreading misinformation about Christmas." Last December, Falwell and the group threatened to sue the Ridgewood Elementary School in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, for changing the lyrics to “Silent Night.” As it turned out, the whole story was a fraud, pumped up by none other than Bill O’Reilly. The song the children were performing was from a 1988 copyrighted play called “The Little Tree’s Christmas Gift.” Maybe if Falwell is better behaved this year Santa will give him the gift of a real scandal to get upset about. Quotes: “I sincerely believe that the collective efforts of many secularists during the past generation, resulting in the expulsion from our schools and from the public square, has left us vulnerable.” – After the 700 Club broadcast wherein he had blamed civil libertarians, feminists, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters for the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, speaking to The New York Times, quoted from Dick Meyer, "Holy Smoke," CBS News (September 15, 2001) “I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won’t have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!” – America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom “I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One’s misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status.” – USA Today Chat, quoted from The Religious Freedom Coalition, " The Two faces of Jerry Falwell" “I think Muhammad was a terrorist. I read enough by both Muslims and non-Muslims, [to decide] that he was a violent man, a man of war.” – 60 Minutes (CBS) (September 30, 2002) “...You’ve got to kill the terrorists before the killing stops and I am for the President—chase them all over the world, if it takes ten years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord.” – CNN Debate with Jesse Jackson (October 24, 2004)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

veto my ass!

House Passes Expanded Hate Crime Bill House Passes Bill To Add Attacks On Gays To Hate Crime Law; White House Threatens Veto WASHINGTON, May. 3, 2007 (AP) Just hours after the White House issued a veto threat Thursday, the House voted to add gender and sexual orientation to the categories covered by federal hate crimes law. The House legislation, passed 237-180, also makes it easier for federal law enforcement to take part in or assist local prosecutions involving bias-motivated attacks. Similar legislation is also moving through the Senate, setting the stage for another veto showdown with President Bush. "This is an important vote of conscience, of a statement of what America is, a society that understands that we accept differences," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the only openly gay man in the House, presided over the chamber as the final vote was taken. The vote came after fierce lobbying from civil rights groups, who have been pushing for years for added protections against hate crimes, and social conservatives, who say the bill threatens the right to express moral opposition to homosexuality and singles out groups of citizens for special protection. The White House, in a statement warning of a veto, said state and local criminal laws already cover the new crimes defined under the bill, and there was "no persuasive demonstration of any need to federalize such a potentially large range of violent crime enforcement." It also noted that the bill leaves other classes, such as the elderly, the military and police officers, without similar special status. "Our criminal justice system has been built on the ideal of equal justice for all," said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, top Republican on the Judiciary Committee. "Under this bill justice will no longer be equal, but depend on the race, sex, sexual orientation, disability or status of the victim." Republicans, in a parliamentary move that would have effectively killed the bill, tried to add seniors and the military to those qualifying for hate crimes protection. It was defeated on a mainly party-line vote. Hate crimes under current federal law apply to acts of violence against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, or national original. Federal prosecutors have jurisdiction only if the victim is engaged in a specific federally protected activity such as voting. The House bill would extend the hate crimes category to include sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability and give federal authorities greater leeway to participate in hate crimes investigations. It approves $10 million over the next two years to help local law enforcement officials cover the cost of hate crimes prosecutions. Federal investigators could step in if local authorities are unwilling or unable to act. The Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest gay rights group, said this federal intervention could have made a difference in the case of Brandon Teena, the young Nebraska transsexual depicted in the movie "Boys Don't Cry" who was raped after two friends discovered that he was biologically female and then murdered when local police did not arrest those responsible. But Dr. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, warned that the true intent of the bill was "to muzzle people of faith who dare to express their moral and biblical concerns about homosexuality." If you read the Bible in a certain way, he told his broadcast listeners, "you may be guilty of committing a 'thought crime.'" "It does not impinge on public speech or writing in any way," countered Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., pointing out that the bill explicitly reaffirms First Amendment and free speech rights. Conyers said in a statement that state and local authorities will continue to prosecute the overwhelming majority of such cases and the bill requires the attorney general or another high-ranking Justice Department official to approve any federal prosecutions. The legislation restates already-enactd penalties. Those using guns to commit crimes defined under the bill face prison terms of up to 10 years. Crimes involving kidnapping or sexual assault or resulting in death can bring life terms. The Judiciary Committee cited FBI figures that there have been more than 113,000 hate crimes since 1991, including 7,163 in 1995. It said that racially motivated bias accounted for 55 percent of those incidents, religious bias for 17 percent, sexual orientation bias for 14 percent and ethnicity bias for 14 percent.

now this is my kinda remake!

definitely a diva that never disappoints...ultra nate turned it out with her cover of the pointer sisters' 'automatic' and the video is divine! definitely taking some fashion cues from the one and only kevin aviance...she features some delicious trade in it....check it out
(i've been on youtube a lot today huh? hehe)
happy cinco de mayo!

how do you say bisexual in spanish?

here's a video by Daniel Zueras, a former Operacion Triunfo (spanish pop idol) contestant who made no mention of his sexuality and then bam! with his first album...released this video to the admiration of the newly gay friendly spain but to the horror of the teens in spain that voted for him hehe...how does it feel putas?

no quiero enamorarme means 'i do not want to court me' which is kinda interesting...the song is awful but the video is hot...especially the 'other man'...muy deliciosa!

the old battle for gay rights

snatched this interesting tidbit from a fellow blogger's blog while i was blogjogging today...
buff's tuff talk

The following is from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6593281.stm

Ancient text shows 'gay activist'

Dr Hal Gladfelder discovered the document by chanceThe battle for gay rights may have been fought more than two centuries before the UK legalization of homosexuality.

The 18th Century writings of Thomas Cannon, believed to be one of the first gay activists, have been found by a University of Manchester academic.

They were contained in a handwritten scroll indicting the printer of his 1749 work "Ancient And Modern Pederasty Investigated And Exemplified".

The book was banned but the scroll has long, previously unheard, extracts.

Dr Hal Gladfelder found the parchment among a box of uncatalogued documents from 1750 while doing research at the National Archives in Kew.

The indictment suggests the book was an anthology of stories and philosophical texts in defence of male homosexuality. I think what happened to Cannon paved the way for 200 years of homophobic repression , said Dr Gladfelder.

One story deals with cross-dressing while others are translations of Greek and Latin homo-erotic texts. One of the extracts reads: "Unnatural desire is a contradiction in terms; downright nonsense.
"Desire is an amatory impulse of the inmost human parts."

Dr Gladfelder, from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, said: "This must be the first substantial treatment of homosexuality ever in English.

"The only other discussions of homosexuality were contained in violently moralistic and homophobic attacks or in trial reports for the crime of sodomy up to and beyond 1750."

Sodomy in England was a capital offence punishable by death until 1861 and homosexuality was banned until 1967.

Dr Gladfelder said Cannon fled to Europe to avoid punishment and no copies of the book itself survive.

"It's a fair assumption that Cannon was writing for a gay subculture at the time - which has largely remained hidden," he added. "Though he lived in anonymity - possibly because of the notoriety of his pamphlet - I certainly regard him as a martyr.

"I think what happened to Cannon paved the way for 200 years of homophobic repression," he added.
So our first gay scholar and activist was Thomas Cannon. You learn something everyday.
That just goes to show that while our battles for acceptance and equality seem to be recent, the war has gone on for a very long time.


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