Manhattan Diaryby Cahir O'Doherty
- Violent attacks on gays in New York up 70 percent in 2013
- Will New York Senator Chuck Schumer ditch gay couples for an immigration deal?
- If nobody's happy, it's working – the abortion debate and Irish politics of stalemate
- Conservative news entertainment complex claim Barack Obama leader of Al Qaeda
- Why Irish grudges are passed on - a long tradition of never forgetting
You might have missed this; according to a former managing editor at Fox News, the station chairman Roger Ailes had bullet proof glass installed in his midtown offices because he feared assassination attempts by gay activists.
The fascinating new article, which suggest Ailes gives Glen Beck a good run for his money in the bug-eyed paranoia stakes, recounts how Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch installed Ailes in the corner office on Fox’s second floor at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.
But the relatively exposed location made Ailes deeply uneasy. According to the article, which ran in Rolling Stone:
Harold Camping, the Gollum-eared leader of the bizarre 'May 21 - End of the World' movement, explains in the following video that the imminent Rapture is actually all gay people's fault.
That's right, God doesn't like 'them.' So, after 6,000 years, or 4.5 billion years, He's about to enact the Final Solution.
Starting tomorrow He's going to torture almost every man, woman and child on the planet for five months, before He eventually kills us all. Who knew He hated those reruns of Will and Grace that much?
Death, Larkin wrote, is -
Perhaps Barack Obama did have something to teach Trump after all: if you've auditioning for the most difficult job in the world it helps if you can bring something to the table other than a grudge about taxes.
When the president schooled Trump on what the heat of public office can feel like at the annual Washington Correspondents dinner last month, a clearly agitated Trump looked thin-skinned and tight lipped throughout his drubbing. It was the tipping point for the American public, and even Trump himself had the sense to know he would never recover from it.
If you thought Sarah Palin's deer in the headlights response to Katie Couric's questioning was a new low in national politics, and the fitness of GOP candidates, wait until you hear this.
Amy Myers, a 15 year old high school sophomore from Cherry Valley, New Jersey has challenged Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann to a public debate on the constitution, U.S. history, and civics.
There's no need for the Republican party to focus on Americas economy; forget the threat of terrorism or rising education costs or the pain of high taxation.
There's no need for the Republican party to focus on Americas economy; forget the threat of terrorism or rising education costs or the pain of high taxation. Trust the GOP to know what's really important: gay marriage.
More than half of all Americans now say Obama deserves to be re-elected, according to the latest poll taken just after US forces targeted and successfully killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
The presidents standing has also improved on the economy, which is certain to give the 2012 GOP field the vapors.
But as more and more people are agreeing, it's reprehensible to be this willfully and needlessly cruel, because it serves no good purpose, at all, and it only breaks hearts.
On Friday Attorney General Eric Holder asked the Board of Immigration Appeals to set aside their ruling deporting Irishman Paul Wilson Dorman back to Ireland under because the Defense of Marriage Act is being challenged in court and may ultimately be set aside.
In case you missed it: Jon Stewart on Bin Laden
Like most people, on hearing of the death of Osama Bin Laden last night I felt curiously lighter. I wasn't gloating at the news, it was something else - it felt like a spell the city had been laboring under had finally been broken.