Archive for February 2011 – Page 2

R.I.P. Jane Russell


Heavy sigh:

Actress Jane Russell, who became a star with the 1943 release of "The Outlaw," Howard Hughes' challenge to the Hollywood production code, has died. She was 89.

Russell went on to play Calamity Jane opposite Bob Hope in "The Paleface" (1948), and she starred with Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."



PhotOh! One protester's invitation to Fox viewers


ClusterFox viewers got an invitation to this evening's protest. See how big tent union supporters are? Why can't the GOP be like them? Screen grab via the Fox (yes, Fox) feed, that includes no commentary, just a live stream:

Added: If you can't read it, it says, "Hey Fox viewers! Come to the rally at the Capitol at 6 pm. Love, Democracy." I can't make out the little tiny print to the left, though.

The sign in the bottom photo above the Fox sign reads, "Anyone in the media hiring? We need about 1,200 press passes."


Anti-gay preacher arrested for obscenity, masturbating near playground


Allow me to introduce you to the Bible-thumping Rev. Grant Storms:

NEW ORLEANS -- The Southern Decadence Festival, a gay celebration that begins Friday in the French Quarter, is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the city for the annual event. But on Monday, a Christian conservative leader announced his own plans for a parade and rally.

The Rev. Grant Storms said his parade... will take place Friday while the festival is in full swing. Storms and his group don't want Southern Decadence in New Orleans, and they believe their presence will prove a point.

Now allow me to RE-introduce you to the Bible-thumping Rev. Grant Storms:

The Rev. Grant Storms, a Christian fundamentalist best known for his bullhorn protests of the Southern Decadence festival in the French Quarter, was arrested for allegedly masturbating at a Metairie park Friday afternoon.

The bigger the hypocridiots, the harder they fall.

Sordid details at the link.

H/t: rfrancisr2010


Proof! "The situation in Wisconsin is not really about finances."


The Maddow Blog has proof of what they-- and we here at TPC-- have been saying for a very long time:

As we've been saying for days now, the situation in Wisconsin is not really about finances. Governor Scott Walker calls his union-busting legislation a "budget repair bill," but what he and the national Republican Party are really about is trimming the power of labor unions to organize voters, gather campaign cash and swing elections.

To see what that proof is, go here. I have a sneaking suspicion that we'll be seeing this on the Rachel Maddow Show this very evening.