Elton John to Play Moscow: “I’m Doing It for Gay Russians”

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Oh Elton, Elton. I am so confused, but I just can’t quit you. Remember when his remark about being very happy with civil unions became a rallying cry for Prop 8 and anti-equality forces? Once there was a hue and cry about his naivety ignorance of basic facts, he came around and ended up playing an amazing concert as a fundraiser for AFER and becoming a spokesperson for marriage equality. Then he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding for huge fee. (I’d like to hope that he donated that fee to pro-equality groups as a puckish fuck you to the forces at the EIB, but I guess I’ll never know).

 

Behold your Republican Future

By: Friday February 1, 2013 1:30 am

They’ll deny global warming as long as politically possible…and then they will copy this gentleman’s style: If there’s a need, a Chinese entrepreneur will find a way. The foul smog swallowing much of China has inspired one such man to launch a humorous campaign to focus on environmental issues — by selling canned fresh air. [...]

FDL Late Night: Jon Huntsman, Homeless, Pulls a Coulter on Voter Reg

By: Friday March 25, 2011 8:01 pm

Outgoing Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, known everywhere as The Sane Moderate One (or The Other Mormon Dude) among 2012 Goat Rodeo participants, has a bit of an “oopsie” of the Ann Coulter variety when it comes to his voter registration…

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Bradley, The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War

By: Sunday March 7, 2010 2:00 pm

Ever wonder about why Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Or why they became imperial in the first place? It’s all here in The Imperial Cruise, and it all points to America’s own “Rough Rider,” Teddy Roosevelt.

Perhaps you thought “waterboarding” started in Iraq. It was really the Spanish-American War in 1898. Massacres in Vietnam? There was precedent here too. Photos in the book.

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