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Breaking: Charlie Crist’s getting hitched…to a woman

By pams
Friday, July 4, 2008 6:44 EDT

Drudge turns on the tired old police siren for breaking news — here it’s time to flip on the rainbow siren!

Now that the Florida governor’s found that “special someone,” you know, the adulteress he’s been allegedly boinking for sometime now, he’s making his “union” legal — something gay and lesbian couples in the Sunshine State cannot do. Obviously, Charlie Crist wants that McCain VP slot so badly he can taste it…

Gov. Charlie Crist, single for nearly three decades, on Thursday morning became engaged to his girlfriend of nine months, Carole Rome.

“She’s special in every way. She’s brilliant, beautiful and sweet. I’m very, very lucky,” Crist told the St. Petersburg Times in an exclusive interview.

Crist said he picked out the sapphire and diamond ring on Wednesday at the Gold and Diamond Center in St. Petersburg’s Northeast Shopping Center.

…And his engagement is likely to reverberate well beyond Florida because the popular governor is widely viewed as a contender to be likely Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s running mate. Not since Franklin Pierce picked William King to be his running mate in 1852 has America had a bachelor vice president.

Best wishes to the happy couple…I wonder if the McCain campaign will have a congratulatory press release out soon.

Click on the screenshot for the Sun-Sentinel video report. The anchor is so giddy. Oh, and the readership of the paper doesn’t buy this one either:

* The Talk of the Green Iguana: Will American voters elect the first gay vice president in November?
* Crist to be ‘outed’ as straight…by Roger Stone’s alleged ‘sex tape’
* Tongues wag whether Crist’s ‘girlfriend’ is ‘the one’
* Poor Charlie Crist – he’s really desperate for that VP slot
* Howie Klein: Charlie Crist Has A “Girlfriend”– A First Step Towards Getting On The Mccain Ticket… To Nowhere?
* Oh my — more GOP closet doors are flying open…
* Florida gov Charlie Crist: leave ban on adoption rights for gays on the books

The weakest AFA boycott EVER

By pams

Dapper Don Wildmon and Co. have launched a boycott against McDonald’s for being too pro-homosexual. Of course you’d expect a lot of bluster right out of the box, but with this ludicrous disclaimer the AFA is already on the defensive: What the boycott of McDonald’s IS NOT about This boycott is not about hiring homosexuals. It is not about homosexuals eating at McDonald’s. It is not about how homosexual employees are treated. The “evidence” presented…


Not quite a wingnut swirlie, but definitely a wedgie

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, July 3, 2008 23:55 EDT


A Modest Proposal

By Jesse Taylor

I hereby challenge any clear-eyed, level-headed conservative blogger who really knows what torture is to draw up a list of things that aren’t torture when done to brown people, and have them done to them by trained professionals. After all, waterboarding, like so many other things, is no more than…



By Jesse Taylor

The Wall Street Journal runs an opinion piece declaring that Obama should embrace his Muslim heritage. I’m kind of conflicted about this. On the one hand, Obama should embrace the Muslim community and make clear that the smear here is his alleged dishonesty rather than his alleged faith in Islam.…


Protect Your Vital Bodily Fluids

By Jesse Taylor

Thieves are stealing more ATMs. I personally blame Barbershop. I have noticed that there are tons more stories about things being stolen – manhole covers, copper pipes, catalytic converters, etc. Are we falling into some sort of kleptocracy? And if so, when will we admit it’s Barack Obama’s doing?…


What Would You Do If I Sang Out Of Tune?

By Jesse Taylor

You know, when liberals say that the media is in the tank for McCain, it’s not because we’re trying to create some reverse ratfuck scenario in order to improve our fortunes. It’s because things like the Note exist. Here comes the McCain comeback — again. A bulldog is in place,…


Save the wingnuts from existential crisis

By Amanda Marcotte

Ken Blackwell, who did his part to help get war-mongerer George Bush back in office in 2004, has a maudlin article about life up at Townhall. No, not Iraqi life, you fools. We can’t imagine that he’s started caring about the lives of people who have nerve endings to feel…


That little Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships idea…

By pams

My late, but not forgotten lengthy weigh-in on this topic. I’ve had so little time to actually write anything of consequence this week, but I didn’t want to toss off something frivilous about Barack Obama’s speech about implementing a Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships if elected. The thumbnail purpose…


Will The Honorable Glibertarian Please Rise?

By Jesse Taylor

When I was applying to law schools, I got a couple of letters from the University of Tennessee talking about all they had to offer. Sadly, Professor Glenn Reynolds was not on the list of items that would me me a leader of tomorrow, but I was always sort of…