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!! OMG, he’s out: Gay traitor Ken Mehlman !!

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Anyone who paid any attention to politics in the last ten years knew instantly upon seeing his smarmy faggy-pig mug that GW Bush’s campaign manager Ken Mehlman was gayer than George Michael in a sling at the White Party. Well, looky here: he’s finally come out of the closet in an interview with The Atlantic!

“It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life,” said Mehlman, now an executive vice-president with the New York City-based private equity firm, KKR. “Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I’ve told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they’ve been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that’s made me a happier and better person. It’s something I wish I had done years ago.”

Aww, he’s happy now! Isn’t that sweet? ACTUALLY NO! As BlogActive’s Mike Rogers reminds us in a truly epic post, Mehlman, along with Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove, was the engineer of the 2004 Bush election, which Rogers rightly calls “the most homophobic national campaign in history.” (If you’ll remember, anti-gay amendments were on the ballot all over the US that year, all in a shameless bid to bring homophobes to the polls so that they would cast their gross votes for W while they were there.)
Well, Ken would like you to know that he’s vewwwy vewwwy sowwwy for selling his brothers down the river. Sort of:

“Look, I have a lot of friends who ask questions and who are angry about it. I understand that folks are angry, I don’t know that you can change the past. As I’ve said, one thing I regret a lot is the fact that I wasn’t in the position I am today where I was comfortable with this part of my life, where I was able to be an advocate against that [strategy] and able to be someone who argued against it. I can’t change that – it is something I wish I could and I can only try to be helpful in the future.”

Jeez, he has friends? F*ck you too, Ken! And an important reminder to all gays reading this blog: if you happen to encounter this person in the wild, no matter how drunk you are, do not under any circumstances get down with this traitorous asshole! (I know, I know, it would be harder if he wasn’t so butt-ugly.)
This of course brings back to the important question I’ve been grappling with since the day I started blogging: what do you call a gay Uncle Tom?
[The Atlantic]
[BlogActive]
[The Advocate]

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!! OMG, watch the new Björk video plus much more Björk-related news !!

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A lot has been happening in the world of Icelandic pop icon Björk of late. Not only is she working on a top secret new project, she premiered a new music video on her website Monday and is making headlines for her opposition to the foreign takeover of an Icelandic geothermal power company. Just so you have all your Björk-related talking points ready for the next big gay cocktail party of the summer season, let’s break it all down in point form:
1. Björk’s new song is called “The Comet Song” and it appears on the soundtrack for The Moomins and The Comet Chase, a new animated film based on the classic picture books by author Tove Jansson. The music video for the song premiered yesterday on Björk’s website and all funds generated from the track will go to UNICEF Pakistan children’s charities. (SO DON’T STEAL IT.)
2. In an extensive interview with the Reykjavik Grapevine, Björk discussed a host of recent collaborations, including her new EP with The Dirty Projectors, and alluded to a top secret new project, but she was reticent to elaborate for fear of jinxing it.
3. Björk has joined a movement backed by 85 percent of Icelanders that is pushing the country’s government to hold a referendum on foreign energy takeovers of local, privately-owned resource companies. The issue arose when Canadian energy giant Magma announced it would complete its buyout of local geothermal energy supplier HS Orka. As a result of her public opposition, Björk has weathered a series of personal attacks in the Icelandic media over the past month.
“If I do not harness the media attention that’s available to me and use to raise awareness of what’s going on, it is a crime, plain and simple. It would burden my conscience,” she told the Grapevine. “Not using that opportunity would mean disregarding deeply held beliefs of mine. My choice is thus: either I commit a crime, or I take this all the way. And I’ve made my decision.”
4. NPR’s “All Things Considered” recently examined the power of Björk’s “transcendent voice” as part of its ongoing series, 50 Great Voices. She also clarified to the program’s host exactly how her name is pronounced: “I usually say it rhymes with jerk.”
There you have it. Feel free to print out this blog post to read these points aloud to your fellow cocktail party guests.

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!! OMG, Bigot Special: Queer protesters take Target by storm !!


Now this is my kind of activism! In punishment for Target’s pokerfaced financial support of evil secessionist homophobes, a bunch of wacky queer radicals by the name of Queer Rising rampaged through the cheery red and white superstore handing out cheeky coupons and repeatedly making the following announcement on a secret intercom thingy:

Good afternoon Target shoppers. When shopping at Target, know that your money is fueling hate and discrimination. Today’s bigot special is two ply toilet paper. Because when you’re so full of shit like Target is, you need something to wipe the shame with. Have a great day and thank you for not shopping at Target.

As someone who for years knew the boredom of working at a big corporate retail box, (the Gap!) I can tell you for sure that this was the most fun these Target employees have had in months. I especially enjoy watching the managers get all worked into a dull-eyed lather.
And while the cries of homophobia are in my opinion somewhat overblown– because huge corporations would probably give money to Nazis if they thought it would score them a tax break– I think it’s great anytime any big company gets even the tiniest comeuppance for their shameless manipulation of the political system.
Also this is just funny. So yay!

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!! OMG, Cast Your Vote: Republican Party reminds us who’s hot !!


The Republican Party: Party of busty, blonde hos. The Democratic Party: Party of hairy, scary dykes! At least that’s what the Minnesota Republican Party wants you to believe come election time– and they’ve made a video to remind you! Because what’s really important about Sarah Palin is that she’s looks good in jogging shorts, right?
[Via Gawker]

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!! OMG, Hurry Up: California Gay Marriage Now Temporarily Legal! (In a few days.) !!

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Gay brides in California lace up your Nikes and get ready to race over to the chapel to put a ring on it! Judgey Godmother Vaughn Walker has taken out his sparkly gavel and banged out a big pink DENIAL on the motion to stay his judgment. Which means that starting August 18, you’ll be allowed to get married in California again. Of course, this will probably last all of two seconds before you can’t again, so try to be the first one in line, okay?
[Above the Law]

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