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View Article  Easter Bunny v Spring Bunny

This is not the Easter Bunny (or the Spring Bunny).  Her name is Autum and she needs a permanent home.  Clickon her picture for more information on helping rabbits.

World Net Daily fumes about the left-wing attack on yet another Christian holiday ... Easter. 

See what Shakespeare Sister does with this ....

View Article  Creepy

Rick's smile couldn't be more fake if Hillary were behind him.

View Article  Catherine Specter: Hypocrites Shouldn't Point Fingers

   This week, I found Catty's advice to be fairly benign.  She does still deliver a healthy dose of hypocrisy along with a rather nasty scratch at a reader.  Overall, she continues to fall far short of the bar set by the advice goddesses, Ann and Abby.  How much longer will the Post-Gazette force us to endure her clumsy attempts to channel Sex in the City? 

Note to PG:  Sex in the City is off the air.  If you want to deliver a saucy pop-culture influenced dose of advice, find us an Earl or a Dwight Schrute. 

Correspondent's Call:  When she writes " Why should it be the right of a self-selected group of people to determine the proper attire at a social function,"  Catty should take a long hard look back at her comments on the proper attire for women to wear on dates.  I guess it is different for someone paid by the PG to dish out obnoxious advice. 

 

View Article  Pitt Human Rights Conference to Discuss Gay Rights

I found this on the Trib web site

Oakland

Pitt sponsors human rights conference

The University of Pittsburgh is sponsoring the Conference on Human Rights and the Security Continuum from noon to 6 p.m. March 31 and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 1 at Posvar Hall, third floor, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland.

The conference, "Transcending Boundaries: Human Rights and the Security Continuum," aims to connect differing opinions by suggesting that they exist in a continuum.

Clifford Bob, assistant professor of political science at Duquesne University, will deliver the keynote luncheon address, and Julie Mertus, associate professor and co-director of the master's program in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs at American University, will speak on organizing for gay and lesbian rights. For more information, call 412-624-4238 or visit www.pitt.edu/~sorc/agora.

View Article  New Marc Jacobs Ad Exploits Violence Against Women

From the latest edition of Vogue comes this ad for Marc Jacobs (click on the image to see the larger ad).  To see the whole thing for yourself, go to his website   click on the rat (???) and then click on Ads under the Collections menu.

Most ads are just annoying.  This goes over the line.  It is clearly a scene involving a violent crime against a woman.  How does this tie in with selling clothes?  Clothes for women? 

Hmmm ....I think I'll cancel my subscription to Vogue (ha ha).  I wonder what Stella McCartney thinks?

 

You can let Vogue know what you think about this kind of advertising talkingback@vogue.com

View Article  US stands by while Iraq Death Squads Murdering Gays

In a stunning human rights travesty, Gay City News reports that gays and lesbians are being systematically kidnapped, beaten and murdered on a daily basis by Iraqui death squads.


Following a death-to-gays fatwa issued last October by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, death squads of the Badr Corps have been systematically targeting gay Iraqis for persecution and execution, gay Iraqis say. But when they ask for help and protection from U.S. occupying authorities in the Green Zone, the secure area officialdom has carved out within Baghdad, gays Iraqis are met with indifference and derision.


 Under the Iraqi Constitution-virtually written by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, and his associates-Sharia law, which mandates death for homosexuals, is the foundation of all Iraqi law.

And, to add insult to injury, mainstream American media will completely disregard this report. 

View Article  Poll Shows Americans Become More Supportive of Gay Marriage

A poll released Wednesday from the Pew Research Center for the People and Press shows that opposition to gay marriage has dropped from 63% to 51% since February 2004.  (365gay.com)

More good news. 


The number of people who say they strongly oppose gay marriage has dropped from 42 percent in early 2004 to 28 percent now. Strong opposition has dropped sharply among senior citizens and Republicans.

People are now evenly split on allowing adoptions by gay couples and six in 10 now favor allowing gays to serve openly in the military.


Another California survey found similar results. 

Americans are becoming increasingly comfortable with homosexuals and support is growing for non-marriage issues .... adoption, military service, anti-discrimination policies, even civil unions. 

View Article  PG Advice on Manly Hugs

Never underestimate Peter Leo's ability to get right to the deepest issues plaguing modern Pittsburgher's -- including man on man physical contact etiquette. 

Eh?


THE MOST IMPORTANT PART occurs: the ritual back-slap. This is where you retain your masculinity while in an embrace with another man. To counteract this possibly homosexual act, you need to cause pain. Not much, but just enough that says while you are giving love, you are also giving pain.

This is very amusing.  :-)

 

View Article  Political Junkie Goes Off Q

 

If you are not at the peace rally Friday night, you should be glued to your television watching one of our 2 favorite political junkies duke it out with WQED's Off Q panelists..  These include Alan Cox, Fred Honsberger and Ruth Ann Dailey. 

WQED Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM

And, if you do make it to the rally, you can catch David on a repeat at 11:30 PM

Give 'em hell, David!

View Article  Dubya Comes to Pgh to Visit Ricky

2 Political Junkies has the scoop on Bush's upcoming trip to support his man Rick Santorum. 

WHAT: Candlelight Antiwar/Peace Rally
WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2006, 7:00 PM
WHERE: The corner of Beaver and Broad in Sewickley at the Gazebo

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