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Luckily, brothels are “just for guys”

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, June 6, 2008 21:48 EDT
 

There’s a new magazine out that’s pretending to be a general interest teenage magazine, but is actually an abstinence-only propaganda rag. Guess what it’s called?

That’s right. Abstinence: It’s just for girls. I know the law makes them say otherwise when they’re peddling this shit in the classroom, but it’s good to know they don’t even try to hide their beliefs when it comes to non-government funded materials.

I love that one headline is “Top 8 Come Backs 4 Come Ons”. I’m pretty sure, “Daddy and Jesus have first dibs on my hymen,” is the only one you’ll ever need.

Update: Eh, they have one for guys. Interestingly, the cover of the guys’ magazine has them jumping around and doing stuff, whereas the girl in the cover of the girls’ one is just throwing you a “come hither” look. You know, like committed virgins will do.

The Log Cabin Republicans want to ‘educate’ LGBTs about McCain

By pams

John McCain is no friend of the LGBT community. He has spent the entire primary season trying to convince the hardcore anti-gay bible-beating set that he’s a true believer. I don’t think he’s fooled anyone, but he certainly hasn’t been a maverick who bucks his party to support LGBT equality. Scratch that; he does have friends — in the Log Cabin Republicans club. I was waiting to see how the group responded to HRC’s report…

 

Everybody Ride The Bus, Just Ride It (Ding…Ding?)

By Jesse Taylor

Ezra is talking transit: Reich suggests making transit funding a major part of the next economic stimulus package, which is a terrific idea. When you’re dealing with an economic downturn heavily related to skyrocketing energy costs, countercyclical spending on transportation alternatives is about the world’s most perfectly tailored policy response.…

 

EMILY’s List supports candidate running anti-gay, anti-Semitic campaign

By pams

It’s amazing the schisms that have broken open in this campaign season. Bil Browning of The Bilerico Project has an eye-opening post up, “Why is EMILY’s List endorsing anti-semitism, racism and homophobia?” EMILY’s List, an organization that promotes and helps fund women who run for public office, the primary goal…

 

J-Funk, A Whole New Era

By Jesse Taylor

Mars, bitches! If you’re going to try to run away from Bush, try not to embrace one of the most memorably pointless moments of his presidency. Also, it really does help not to compare your opponent to a losing candidate that no living American could have voted for.…

 

Friday Random Ten “You Say Eddie! We Say Casino!” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte

Ten songs at random from your MP3s. Leave ‘em in comments. 1) “Do Your Love Me”—Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers 2) “Gold Lion”—The Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3) “Who Cares”—Gnarls Barkley 4) “Stop, Look, and Listen”—Devo 5) “Never Gonna Give You Up”—Cake 6) “No One Knows”—Asa 7) “Brace Yourself”—Les Savy Fay…

 

Where The Black Women At?

By Jesse Taylor

I’ve gotta agree with our esteemed media here: there’s just something deeply unsettling about a married couple that might still, you know, do it. And like, happily.…

 

Clinton Meets with Obama

By auguste

Apparently within the last three hours: “She is not seeking the vice presidency, and no one speaks for her but her,” communications director Howard Wolfson said. “The choice here is Senator Obama’s and his alone.” In an e-mail to supporters, the New York senator said she “will be speaking on…

 

How to be happier, Exhibit A

By auguste

Open Notepad in Administrator mode: Start Menu -> Notepad [right click] -> Run as Administrator. Open HOSTS file: File -> Open -> C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts (You will probably have to select “All files” in the Notepad file browser.) Add the following line to the HOSTS file: 208.81.201.34 www.noquarterusa.net…

 

The Hopscotch Of Freedom

By Jesse Taylor

You know what? We were proved fucking right. That’s what happened. People who disagreed with us were saying, ‘There they go again.’ But we were proved fucking right. The thing that always bothered me about the overall idea of being lied to repeatedly by the leader of the free world…

 
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