Barbarians at the Gate, with Canapés

I agree completely with Christian counselor Marcus Bachmann––2012 Grand Old Party (Republican) presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s husband––that barbarians need to be educated. The Daily Beast’s David A. Graham reported June 15th on Michele Bachmann’s First Dude’s discussion of homosexuality during a radio interview in which he said “Barbarians need to be educated, they need to … Continue reading

Tennessee Seeks to Decrease Confusion and Advance politeness with “Don’t Say Hey, Hay Is for Horses ” Bill

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Tennessee’s Senate recently passed SB49, the “don’t say gay” bill. Initially the bill sought to make illegal in elementary and middle schools “any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality,” but, when some lawmakers balked, the bill settled on limiting the education of Tennessee’s students “exclusively to age-appropriate … Continue reading

Relig-otician Roy Moore For Prophident 2012: Or, When a Burning Bush Speaks You’d Better Make Tablets

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Hallelujah! There is a chance this country can be saved now that Roy Moore (hallowed be his name) is considering the presidency. I say “considering the presidency” rather than “thinking about running for the Republican nomination” because should a mortal as close to god as Roy Moore throw in his hat … Continue reading

Real Sportsmen Worry about the Popping Crease

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt   ––An American footballer visiting the UK saw a polo player readying for a match and asked, “what’s that?” The polo player answered, “the polo pony I ride when I play polo.” The American athlete put on his best mock serious expression and responded, “so you need another animal between your … Continue reading

If Marriage is Sacred Shouldn’t We Sacrifice to Bridezilla?

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––The National Organization for Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher says defeat of Prop 8 would mean “end of marriage as we know it in all 50 states.” too bad for Newt Gingrich’s would-be 4th wife. The National Organization for Marriage joins the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins in “refudiating” its addition to the … Continue reading

Brutally Attacked, Suicidal, Fired, Humiliated, and Killed:This Is The Gay Trump Card?

See Update Below Not long ago this morning @Karoli tweeted this: “I have supported gay rights steadfastly but I’m getting sick of the presumption that they trump everything else.” @Karoli is certainly correct that gay, lesbian, and gender identity make up a lot of the news lately, what with five high profile suicides by tormented … Continue reading

Ask, Tell, and Live in Spain

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt –This is not, though I write from Madrid, about splendid Spanish food. It is not about architecture, shopping, wine, or museums. It could have been, and it most likely would have been but for events in America. This is about a hugely successful democracy, a democracy that has achieved a level … Continue reading

American Sport: Straight and Narrow, but are there any Real Men?

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt. ––There seems to be broad agreement that the most important, and lasting thing to come out of Jim Joyce’s bad call unperfecting Armando Galarraga’s perfect game––for baseball, for sport in general, and for the men themselves––is a perfect example of sportsmanship, sportsmanship defined by honesty, integrity, grace, and the humanity of … Continue reading