It takes a celebrity blogger to out the bully in the anti-bully Dan Savage! Kudos to Perez Hilton!
Now read it all here:
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote this evening to condemn the actions of Dan Savage:
Savage later called the walk-out “pansy-a**ed” which, from someone who helms an anti-bullying campaign, is obviously a very negative thing to say ….
Can’t we just be good and kind to each other? Isn’t faith in love and honesty and kindness all any of us really need?
Hilton has long been an advocate of anti-bullying, and it is heroic of him to stand apart from the rest of the media, which has buried Savage’s bully tactics or brushed them off as unimportant. Savage, as Hilton points out, has lost his credibility as an anti-bullying advocate with such actions. And yes, Hilton has cut a video on behalf of the It Gets Better Project.
It wasn’t any of the big time celebrities who have endorsed and supported Savage’s It Gets Better Project who stood up against him. It wasn’t folks like Jane Lynch or Neil Patrick Harris or Josh Duhamel or James Marsden or Janet Jackson or Jennifer Love Hewitt or any of the dozens of other stars who could have done so.
It wasn’t the folks in the mainstream media, who have completely ignored the story, or justified Savage’s behavior.
It wasn’t the elected leaders who have used government resources to direct traffic to Savage’s program who stood up to Savage’s bullying here. It wasn’t President Obama or Vice President Biden or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack or the Department of Justice or the White House Staff or Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
It was a gossip columnist.
If bullying truly is to end, as Hilton says, it will begin with “faith in love and honesty and kindness,” not with making excuses for those bullies with whom the left agrees.
Taken in whole, but do go to the site and read more, and watch the video. Breitbart.com
The National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association – the organizations that invited bully extraordinaire Dan Savage to speak at their National High School Journalism Conference – have issued a press release denouncing Savage’s comments at the conference, just 24 hours after praising the speech’s “level of thoughtfulness and deliberation”
Just watch the video.
Interesting read once you see who all is pumping money into the occupy movement, starting their own movement within the occupy movement, and more.
‘Battle for the soul of Occupy’: Activists fear being ‘pulled to the left,’ becoming Democratic ‘pet’
As Occupy protesters hit the streets for a nationwide general strike on Tuesday, some in the movement fear the emergence of two new activist outfits made up of “old left” advocacy groups and unions is an attempt to turn them into a “pet” for the Democratic Party and President Obama’s reelection effort.
The new groups, 99% Power and 99% Spring, include backers such as MoveOn.org, Rebuild The Dream, AFL-CIO, United Auto Workers, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and The Ruckus Society. The groups bring money with them – something in short supply for Occupy – but their efforts are being eyed warily by those who helped launch the Occupy movement.
Read more HERE.
Who really gives a damn about who he endorses? He went for Obama in 2008, cause hey, us black folk got to stick together!
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, told The Daily Caller that he will be “listening” to both GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney and President Obama before making any “judgments” on their foreign policies.
“I’m not going to do politics tonight, and I will be watching both Mr. Romney and President Obama and see what judgments I come to as a result of listening to them, but that’s not tonight,” he told TheDC at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. “Tonight is entertainment and fun.” (RELATED: Full coverage of the 2012 election)
In September 2010 Powell said he thought President Obama was a “transformational figure,” but stopped short of endorsing him for re-election.
I have no idea about this, but hey, if it gets the sluts out to vote (for anything), do it. Wait, found the story behind this. Read below the picture.
A group of politically motivated feminists are calling on all you “sluts” out there to vote!
A new group, RTSV United (RTSV = Rock The Slut Vote), has approached what some have called the Republican war on women by embracing the “slut” label — and attaching their perceptions of GOP stereotypes about women to the word “slut.”
“Our mission is to fight the GOP effort to bully, subjugate and silence women,” RTSV United explains on its website. “We will wrest the power from the word slut and help women get informed, get involved, get registered and vote”
The previously not politically active study guide publisher, Susan McMillan Emry, started the group in early March following The Susan G. Komen for the Cure/Planned Parenthood controversy, an increase in pro-life legislation and radio giant Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments about contraception activist Sandra Fluke.
Don’t vote for Romney! Honestly, unless you are a diehard republican!
Pundit & Pundette
Katrina Trinko on Mitt Romney’s lack of resonance among certain deep-thinking young voters:
In March, on the eve of the Illinois primary, over a thousand Bradley University students gathered to hear Mitt Romney. Dressed casually, many in shorts and T-shirts, they stood outside on an unusually warm spring day in Peoria. They listened as 30-year-old Republican Representative Aaron Schock introduced Romney, and watched as Romney was presented with a bright red Bradley University hoodie. When Romney took the microphone, he passionately made the case for young adults to embrace the GOP.
“Every trillion dollars this president amasses, every year, guess who is going to pay that?” he asked. “Not me. I’m gone. I’m too old to pay it back. You’re going to pay it back.”
But there was no indication that Romney’s message resonated. Some of those watching called out “Obama 2012.” The first question was pointed: “So you’re all for like, yay, freedom, and all this stuff,” a woman said. “And yay, like pursuit of happiness. You know what would make me happy? Free birth control.”
Emphasis like mine. Read the rest. Also from Miss Trinko, this observation:
The Tea Party, honest replubicans, all should remove this person from having to do a damn thing with the republican party! Vote him out of office and keep him out!
Chris Christie’s Islam Problem
A Quinnipiac poll in April showed Chris Christie as the most popular potential Republican vice-presidential candidate, thanks to his budget cuts and standing up to government employees’ unions. But the governor of New Jersey has a problem, specifically an Islam problem, that can and should get in the way of his possible ascent to higher office. Time and again he has sided with Islamist forces against those who worry about safeguarding American security and civilization.
Read more HERE.
MSNBC Serves Up Occupy Wall Street Propaganda And what do you expect?
Flashback: “Obama’s October Revolution”
The left is still piling on Obama for pushing Osama!
President Obama, campaigner in chief — Dana Milbank/WaPo
The preezy of the United Steezy is making me queasy.
I’m not troubled by President Obama’s slow jam with Jimmy Fallon, who dubbed the commander in chief “preezy” during Obama’s appearance on late-night TV. No, preezy is making me queasy because his nonstop campaigning is looking, well, sleazy — and his ad suggesting that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have killed Osama bin Laden is just the beginning of it.
In a political culture that long ago surrendered to the permanent campaign, Obama has managed to take things to a whole new level. According to statistics compiled for a book to be published this summer, the president has already set a record for total first-term fundraisers — 191 — and that’s only through March 6. Measured in terms of events that benefit his reelection bid, Obama’s total (inflated in part by relaxed fundraising rules) exceeds the combined total of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.
It’s not just the gatherings officially categorized as campaign events. To a greater extent than his predecessors, Obama has used the trappings of his office to promote his reelection prospects even while handling taxpayer-funded business.
Remember when Pelosi cried, fearing Tea Partiers would turn violent? I get the feeling we won’t be seeing any tears over the Occupy goons May Day rampage.
(Mission Local) — A group of protesters vandalized dozens of businesses, cars and any property they came across while they marched through the Mission on Monday night.
The mile-long trek of vandalism began on 18th and Dolores streets, where a group of more than 100 protesters met as part of an early May Day march. Protesters walked West on 18th Street, turned left on Valencia Street, turned right on Duboce Avenue and another made a right on Mission Street before being confronted by riot police at 14th and Mission streets, according to Justin Beck and independent journalist who followed the protesters.
It is not immediately known how many people were arrested. The Occupy San Francisco group released a statement early Tuesday Morning saying that the group of vandals were not part of the movement, but the statement was taken down shortly after.
The vandalism began almost immediately after the group took off from Dolores Park at around 9 p.m. A group of protesters paint-bombed Tartine Bakery on 18th and Guerrero Streets. When they reached Farina one protester grabbed a chair and attempted to break the window, said police officer D. Daza. The protester was not successful. Several of the protesters, described as wearing all black and covering their faces, threw paint sacks and wrote anarchy signs and a message that read “Yuppies out!” at the restaurant’s windows.
Police confronted the protesters in front of the restaurant and a small group of them dispersed, but the main crew continued on Valencia Street. They paint-bombed and broke some of the windows at Mission Police Station, according to officer Daza. By then a group of about 50 had moved to other restaurants north of Valencia Street.
Armed with crowbars, bats and other metal objects, a group of protesters smashed businesses windows in a five block stretch of Valencia Street, from 18th Street to Duboce Avenue.
Oddly, the MSM is hardly touching this one, neither is Obama rushing to condemn it as he did with Trayvon Martin.
(Virginian-Pilot) — Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.
The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.
Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton.
It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.
Two weeks have passed since reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami – friends to me and many others at the newspaper — were attacked on a Saturday night as they drove home from a show at the Attucks Theatre. They had stopped at a red light, in a crowd of at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that’s when the beating began.
Neither suffered grave injuries, but both were out of work for a week. Forster’s torso ached from blows to his ribs, and he retained a thumb-sized bump on his head. Rostami fears to be alone in her home. Forster wishes he’d stayed in the car.
Many stories that begin this way end much worse. Another colleague recently wrote about the final defendant to be sentenced in the beating death of 19-year-old James Robertson in East Ocean View five years ago. In that case, a swarm of gang members attacked Robertson and two friends. Robertson’s friends got away and called for help; police arrived to find Robertson’s stripped, swollen corpse.