Tired old Queen at the Movies reviews “The Letter” with Bette Davis

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Tired old Queen at the MoviesNo… it’s not me! But Steve Hayes does remind me of a few of my friends… you know who you are! This is a total hoot especially if you love the classics. Enjoy.

H/T to JoeMyGod.

Anti-gay cartoon triggers protest by Notre Dame students, faculty

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Spurred by an ant-gay comic strip which appeared in a student paper a few weeks ago, hundreds of students and some faculty members gathered on the Notre Dame campus to demand more equality for LGBT students. Watch:

The original comic strip which promoted gay-bashing below.

Anti-gay comic strip

McCain’s response to SOTU: It would be a mistake to repeal DADT

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John McCain on DADTAfter President Obama pledged to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) in tonight’s State of the Union address, Senator John McCain issued his own statement calling the commitment to repeal the policy a mistake.

“In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.  I am immensely proud of, and thankful for, every American who wears the uniform of our country, especially at a time of war, and I believe it would be a mistake to repeal the policy.

“This successful policy has been in effect for over fifteen years, and it is well understood and predominantly supported by our military at all levels.  We have the best trained, best equipped, and most professional force in the history of our country, and the men and women in uniform are performing heroically in two wars.  At a time when our Armed Forces are fighting and sacrificing on the battlefield, now is not the time to abandon the policy.”

Senator, if our military is indeed the most “professional force in the history of our country,” don’t you think they can handle serving along side out gay and lesbian soldiers? It should be a non-issue. Or are you simply allowing your homophobia to put our armed forces and the security of this nation at risk?

California school district removes dictionary over “oral sex”

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dictionaryoralsexRemind me again why we live in California?

Menifee School District in southern California has decided to yank Merriam Webster’s 10th edition from all library shelves after a fifth grader’s mom complained that it contained the term “oral sex.” From the Press Enterprise:

School officials will review the dictionary to decide if it should be permanently banned because of the “sexually graphic” entry, said district spokeswoman Betti Cadmus. The dictionaries were initially purchased a few years ago for fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms districtwide, according to a memo to the superintendent.

“It’s just not age appropriate,” said Cadmus, adding that this is the first time a book has been removed from classrooms throughout the district.

“It’s hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we’ll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature,” Cadmus said. She explained that other dictionary entries defining human anatomy would probably not be cause for alarm.

Wow. Who knew the dictionary was such a treasure trove of filth? I’ll have to remember that the next time I play Scrabble (NSFW).