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Anti-Gay Lawmaker Offers $80 For Gay Teen Craigslist M4M Hotel Hookup

An anti-​gay, opposite-​sex married Indiana state lawmaker offered a young man he met through a Craigslist M4M section $80 to meet for a hookup at a local Marriott hotel, and when the young man tried to back out of the deal, exposed himself and tried to prevent him from leaving the hotel room, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star.

The six-​term, 64-​year old Catholic, Republican lawmaker, Rep. Phillip Hinkle, has voted against same-​sex marriage, and even voted to ban marriage equality via a constitutional amendment.

The Star recounts the entire event in great detail, from the time the young man, Kameryn Gibson, “who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old,” is contacted by Hinkle, to Hinkle’s email address, to details of the email exchanges, and includes statements that Hinkle offered the young man and his sister — who came to rescue her brother once the deal went awry — $100, along with his Blackberry and iPad. Later, Hinkle’s wife reportedly offered the brother and sister $10,000 to keep quiet.

As one of my friends always says, “Shock. Gasp. Clutch the pearls.” The interesting wrinkle here is the wife offering $10,000 to the brother and sister to keep quiet - perhaps she knew of her husband’s dalliances? 

This is why Republican sex scandals are just so much more, well, scandalous. They seem to usually involve the family values crowd, who campaign on limiting rights for GLBTQ people and women, and then these politicians are invariably involved in extramarital relationships with the very people they wish to oppress. Do as I say, not as I screw. 

Here’s some free advice: If you can’t keep it in your pants, keep it off the internet. You will get caught otherwise. The internet is forever.

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Anonymous asked: Way to buy into the heteronormative establishment in this country. Are you taking his last name? Barefoot and pregnant yet? Did he paint the picket fence white yet? I'm actually really disgusted that someone so progressive would buy into that shit.

Wow. This just goes to show that not all my haters are conservative, but they all have something in common…

It’s none of your business what I’m doing with my name, but since you asked so weirdly, I’m hyphenating. 

As for barefoot and pregnant…

Or at least not paying attention. Do I seem all anxious to get knocked up? There’s too much left to do in my life. Plus, I can’t just leave dishes of food and water on the floor and take off all day. For some reason, the law thinks doing that for my cats makes me responsible but doing that for a baby is neglect. Fuck, man, I’d leave food and water, but they’d still have an issue … so yeah, no kids right now. 

I’m assuming you’re progressive. Progressives usually advocate for reproductive rights and choice. If choosing to be barefoot and pregnant offends you, perhaps you need to look up the definition of choice again. 

Painting a picket fence?

We don’t have a picket fence. Was that a requirement to get married? As for the fence, I hope he would paint it because I think he’d do a better job. 

As for buying into the heteronormative establishment in this country…

I don’t have to justify my choices to you. I also question why you would choose to slam me for getting married, as if this completely transformed me into June Cleaver on Valium, placidly placing the roast on the table at 5 p.m. every night. No more activism, opinions or free will…

Yeah, one big reason Andrew married me is for who I am, not who he thinks I could be magically transformed into via a marriage license and a ring. Uh, I’m still the same person, just married now. 

Frankly, it sounds like you just wanted to come in and try to rain on my parade here. Not sure why.

So…

Or don’t. My husband is actually pretty progressive himself. We’re kind of a dynamic duo. There’s plenty of people happy for us, and I find it pretty hard to care about your bizarre complaint. 

If you follow me, unfollow is in the upper right hand corner of your screen. In conclusion,

Cheers,

Meg

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US Government Censors 70 Websites

ifiwasowen:

taylorhowlett:

The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I’m sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.

The current seizures of domains did not even use the recently passed censorship law. The seizures come from the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and cover about 70 websites relating to potential copyright infringement and counterfeit goods, among which is Torrent-Finder.com, a mere torrent search engine which does not host or even link to torrents; it displays content hosted elsewhere through embedded iframes.

“My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!” the owner of Torrent-Finder explained TorrentFreak, “I firstly had DNS downtime. While I was contacting GoDaddy I noticed the DNS had changed. Godaddy had no idea what was going on and until now they do not understand the situation and they say it was totally from ICANN.”

This is equivalent to having your house seized for pointing out to someone you can buy weed in the college district. The craziness goes even further - ordinary search engines are really effective at finding unauthorised copyrighted content as well. You can use Google to find the latest Parenthood episode in 720p, and Bing, too, is pretty good at it. Why aren’t we seeing notices for these domains as well?

In the great words of Jack Black, the government totally you motherfucker, the government totally sucks.

Um, this is not the land of the free, home of the brave behavior, but I’m pretty sure we gave up on that a long time ago.

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