Posted: 11 Nov 2008 10:08 AM CST
Right here in good ole USA.
A group called Bash Back Lansing held a protest outside of Lansing's Mount Hope Church, which according to their own News Letter consisted of "a small group of folks dressed in pink and black, equipped with a megaphone, black flags, picket signs and an upside-down pink cross began demonstrating outside the church. The group was extremely loud and wildly offensive."
Again, according to their own news letter, while the guards were distracted with the protest "over a dozen queers had put on their Sunday-best and infiltrated the church's congregation. At the signal that the guards had been lured outside, the
infiltrators sprung into action."
A group stood up, declared themselves fags, and began screaming loudly. Upon hearing the loud interruption, other affinity groups went into action. A team that had been hiding under the pews in the closed-off balcony dropped a banner and pulled back the curtains to reveal "IT'S OKAY TO BE GAY! BASH BACK!". Another group threw over a thousand fliers to the entirety of the congregation. The fire alarm was pulled. Queers began making out in front of the pastor. And within a matter of minutes, everyone had evaded the guards and made their escapes.
Wikipedia describes this group:
Bash Back! is a network of radical, anti-authoritarian queer projects within the United States. Bash Back! seeks to critique the ideology of mainstream GLBTQ movement, which the group sees as dedicated to obtaining straight privilege by assimilation into the dominant institutions of a heteronormative society. Bash Back! chapters employ direct action to confront capitalism and all interrelated forms of oppression, especially focusing on exposing the gay mainstream and the dangers of gay assimilationism and homonormativity. Bash Back! is noticeably influenced by the anarchist movement and other radical queer groups, such as ACT UP and Gay Shame. Many within the group also draw significant inspiration from events like the Stonewall Riots and the White Night Riots
Right Michigan provides background on the church that was attacked as well as an account of how things went down:
What did those church goers do when everything was over?
They prayed for sick idiots that had just attacked their house of God.
I think Bash Back should take a trip and visit the Westboro Baptist Church, those two groups deserve each other.
Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:52 PM CST
Today - we remember.
At this link you will find many other stories about what we here in Canada call Remembrance Day, and in America is called Veterans Day. Different names, same focus: remembering and honouring. What follows is a video my friend Don sent me months ago. (You can find out more here.) Again, it is Canadian, but the sentiments are universal. "A Pittance of Time" - for all time. We remember.
A must read: A piece by Debbie Lee, including her son's last letter home, on NewsBlaze here.
And, more Canadian content - expanded version...(by me.lol) on NewsBlaze here.
*Originally posted on Tanker Bros last year*
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 10:10 PM CST
I am late on this, so I will just point you to the relevant information for giggles.
Folks jumped all over the name Martin Eisenstadt after he "admitted" that he was the leak that came out with the story about Sarah Palin not knowing Africa was a continent.
Well, seems that TNR, MSNBC and a few others have a little bit of egg on their face, after finding out that a blog post they linked to, was nothing more than a hoaxter getting jollies out of making idiots of people a little too quick on the draw.
Via Hot Air. (Go there for the video.)
A little more detail provided by NewsBusters, titled "Sarah Palin Leaker Outs Himself...and Turns Out to Be a Hoaxer!":
Check out the update below. Apparently this leaker is actually a hoaxer. Did Carl Cameron get scammed with completely false information? I have now added video of the person who claims to be "Martin Eisenstadt" that was uploaded to YouTube on October 28. Why do I have the feeling that this person is a leftwing Democrat engaging in Web guerrilla warfare?
Political Machine offers a lesson in all of this idiocy:
This guy's not a McCain adviser. He's an Internet prankster who has also been tied to rumors that Joe the Plumber had ties to The Keating 5, and something to do with The Hiltons - as in Paris Hilton's family.
Enough links there for you to follow and perhaps some might even learn a lesson from this.
I am not seeing a correction made by MSNBC as of yet, I am sure it is imminent.
Not holding my breath waiting for it though.
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 05:54 PM CST
This Veterans Day in America, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants will show their appreciation for all our veterans. Disputing the old adage "no such thing as a free lunch", Applebee's is inviting all veterans to lunch or dinner at the restaurant's expense.
Says Mike Archer, Applebee's President:
"It's an honor to host an event that helps the neighborhood come together and say thanks to our veterans and active servicemen and women. We are starting on a small scale to ensure we can best understand how to staff and service these important guests."
Go to NewsBlaze to read the rest here.
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 03:14 PM CST
And so it continues. Found this on Michelle Malkin here.
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