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Just in time to kick-off of the holiday shopping season, HRC is releasing our annual buyers guide that rates hundreds of popular American brands on their businesses’ treatment of LGBT employees. “Buying for Equality 2010” divides businesses and their consumer products into red, yellow and green categories based on their score on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, a nationally recognized benchmark of LGBT inclusion. The guide — previous versions of which have been viewed and downloaded more than 300,000 times — is available for download and viewing online at www.hrc.org/buyersguide.
The LGBT community is estimated to have $712 billion in buying power this year, according to research by Witeck-Combs Communications and MarketResearch.com. A recent study by Witeck-Combs/Harris Interactive also found that 78 percent of LGBT people are extremely or very likely to consider brands that are known to provide equal workplace benefits for their employees, including LGBT workers.
Said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese:
“Congress is currently considering the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a critical piece of workplace legislation that will include our community. Until all LGBT Americans get fair treatment in the workplace, we must support businesses that support us. By purchasing products from businesses that support LGBT equality, shoppers send a clear message to businesses that their support, or lack thereof, will directly impact their bottom line.”
“From determining which car to purchase, to the right holiday gift for the kids, to everyday grocery shopping, this guide harnesses the power of equality-minded shoppers. At this moment it’s critically important that businesses hear that their customers support businesses that support us,” said Solmonese.
Fair-minded consumers are also encouraged to write to businesses to either thank them for their support, ask them revise their policies, or encourage them to participate in the Corporate Equality Index. More information can be found at www.hrc.org/consumeradvocacy.
The first batch of Levi Johnston’s Playgirl pics have hit the internet. There are 25 pictures up currently and more to follow weekly from the much talked about shoot. I know people have been lamenting the lack of full frontal, but at least there’s some ass shots. I’m still holding out hope for some side peen. I’ll bring you updates as I receive them.
Bravo tells us on-screen that Chef Academy cast member Emmanuel DelCour is a “graphic artist,” and on its web site says he “has acted in commercials and television series and worked as a personal trainer” and “enjoys swimming cage free with Great White Sharks, drawing and graphic design.”
But guess what else he likes to do? Let’s turn to always-reliable Wikipedia’s entry for Jean Val Jean, who’s “the premier straight porn practitioner of analingus on female co-stars.” They are the same person, according to IMDB’s entry for Emmanuel, which details his TV work (most notably an appearance on CSI) and puts his previous career more gracefully, saying he “made a successful cross-over from modeling in straight adult entertainment.”
The show will apparently address this—the season preview shows one of the cast members looking at a computer and saying, “one of our guys is a porn star”—but for now, Dudetube has NSFW screen captures that show “Emmanuel DelCour was prolific straight porn star Jean Val Jean in his past life.” Porn.com has info about Val Jean’s career and clips like one in which he describes how the French determine perfect breast size.
The day before elections, Judge Walker, who is presiding over the federal challenge to Prop 8, held a hearing over a dispute concerning the proponents of Prop 8 and their unwillingness to hand over certain ordered internal campaign communications regarding messaging to the plaintiffs.
These documents are vital to the plaintiffs in their effort to prove that those responsible for Prop 8 are not concerned about the welfare of the state, traditional marriage or the weak argument of protecting procreation, but that they acted out of animus toward the LGBT population.
On November 11, Judge Walker ordered they hand over the documents, stating that they were not protected from disclosure.
Well, it gets better. They still haven’t handed over the documents. According to California attorney Rick Xiao at blog Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry:
Today Judge Walker dropped the hammer on Prop. 8 proponents and ordered immediate production of internal communications concerning their campaign strategies and messages to voters. Among other things, Judge Walker admonished Prop. 8 proponents that his previous discovery orders, while being appealed to the Ninth Circuit, remain in effect because the appellate court has not issued a stay. Thus, Prop. 8 proponents risk contempt of the court if they continue to withhold production. According to today’s order, Prop. 8 proponents are ordered to produce additional responsive documents on a rolling basis to conclude not later than the close of fact discovery on November 30, 2009.
Here is the copy of the order, an order he’s had to issue THREE TIMES:
Walker’s Order Compelling Production in Perry v. Schwarzenegger Filed 11-19-09
It really makes you wonder what’s in those documents and what it is they’re trying to hide at the risk of being thrown in jail for contempt.
This January trial is going to be good.
Inti Wara Yassi is an animal refuge in Bolivia who’s aim is to rehabilitate and care for the animals they rescue, and not just any animals…
The Facts: In Bolivia, there are black markets full of wild animals being sold to hotels, private homes and Circuses. These animals are usually obtained by hunting down the parents or group leaders and then taking the babies to be sold in the black markets. In many cases the animals are endangered species. The captured animals are usually kept in small cages, with little or no protection from the elements. Many are malnourished and some badly abused.
Inti Wara Yassi’s principle areas of activity are:
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This is just rather sick, I would much prefer we sent 200,000 anti-gay marriage supporters over there to be slaughtered instead.
KATMANDU, Nepal — A Hindu festival in which hundreds of thousands of animals are expected to be sacrificed will go ahead as scheduled in southern Nepal despite protests, organizers said Friday.
The Gadhimai festival, celebrated every five years, is attended by many Hindus from India as well as Nepal. More than 200,000 buffaloes, pigs, goats, chickens and pigeons are expected to be slaughtered this year on Nov. 24 and 25.
Organizers said they will not bow to “interference” from animal rights and religious groups that have held protests in Katmandu and in the festival area in Bara district, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the capital.
“We will not stop this centuries-old tradition now. This is our religion, belief and tradition and we will continue with it no matter what,” said Motilal Kushwa of the organizing committee.
Kushwa said thousands of people have already arrived at the site with animals meant for sacrifice next week.
Participants believe that animal sacrifices for the Hindu goddess Gadhimai will end evil and bring prosperity. Many join the festival from the state of Bihar in India, where animal sacrifices have been banned in some areas.
Critics say the killings are barbaric and conducted in a cruel manner.
Government administrator Taranath Gauram said hundreds of extra policemen have been sent to the area to maintain security and officials do not expect trouble during the festival.
Ram Bahadur Bamjan, a Nepalese teenager revered by many as a reincarnation of Buddha, has joined the campaign against the animal slaughter and plans to visit the festival area to appeal directly to participants to stop the sacrifices.
Bamjan’s followers believe he has been meditating without food and water in the jungles of southern Nepal since 2005. Believers say he spends months without moving, sitting with his eyes closed beneath a tree.
The Star-Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey, published an editorial on Friday that takes to task Democrats wavering on marriage equality in recent weeks.
The Newark-based newspaper invoked the results of a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on Thursday that shows voters support marriage equality, albeit by a slim margin of 46% to 42%.
“Maybe they should take a look at the latest poll, and man up,” wrote the Star-Ledger. “Like other polls on this question, this one shows that most people in New Jersey are greeting this supposed threat to civilization with a collective shrug. The public is way ahead of the politicians on this one,” the newspaper writes.
Both houses of the legislature could vote on the marriage equality bill in the lame duck session that begins Monday, but this week Democratic senate majority leader Steven Sweeney seemed to suggest that the bill should take a backseat to the economy. The suggestion sparked a sharp rebuke from state senator Loretta Weinberg (pictured), the lead sponsor of the marriage equality bill and former running mate of governor Jon Corzine, who lost to antigay governor elect Chris Christie.
Sweeney later clarified his remarks to say he thinks the bill should come up in the lame-duck session.
We all have problems at Xmas time trying to find that gift for someone that has everything…well the search is over! Give them E.Coli or Swine Flu, or the common cold…or how about Syphilis?!
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Each of our GIANTmicrobes® comes with an image and information about the real microbe it represents. They make great learning tools, as well as amusing gifts for anyone with a sense of humor.
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And E. Coli is soooo cute!
Anti-Prop 8 protestors targeted the Lakewood, CA franchise of El Pollo Loco on November 22nd 2008, after linking the restaurant to a Yes on 8 contribution made by a Long Beach businessman. More than a dozen protestors carried signs reading “Bigot,” “Stop the H8,” and “Franchise Owner Against Civil Rights.” Despite the fact that El Pollo Loco made no contributions to either side in the Prop 8 campaign, the protest is another in a series of demonstrations targeting businesses employing individuals or owned by individuals who supported Prop 8.
Roland Spongberg, president of WKS Restaurant Corporation which operates the El Pollo Loco franchise, told the Long Beach Report: “I am surprised by the personal attacks, surprised that some, it seems, want to affect your livelihood, your ability to make a living. I’ve never seen anything like this before.” Customers so far appear undeterred by the protests, with customer Ken Baker of Long Beach telling a reporter: “I don’t like chicken, but I saw the [anti-Prop 8] signs…[The demonstrators' signs] were like a big billboard telling me where I should have lunch today.”
El Pollo Loco franchises operated by WKS Restaurant Corporation (by area code):
El Pollo Loco #3525 16940 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91343-3526 (818) 895-1680
El Pollo Loco #3532 10651 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 831-4044
El Pollo Loco #3467 4544 Saugus Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 990-7655
El Pollo Loco #3526 3925 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 665-1333
El Pollo Loco #3504 5151 State University Dr. CSULA Golden Eagle Bldg. Los Angeles, CA 90032 (323) 343-6728
El Pollo Loco #3507 1360 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 757-8229
El Pollo Loco #3528 6929 Eastern Av. Bell Gardens, CA 90201 (323) 771-5544
El Pollo Loco #3531 3008 Sepulveda Blvd. W. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 444-0010
El Pollo Loco #3461 7639 Garvey Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770 (626) 307-4394
El Pollo Loco #3457 2727 Carson St. Lakewood, CA 90712 (562) 496-1664
El Pollo Loco #3455 1212 S. Bellflower Blvd. CSULB-Student Union Bldg. Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 985-2361
El Pollo Loco #3448 16707 Pioneer Blvd. Artesia, CA 90701 (562) 924-6918
El Pollo Loco #3392 2200 Clark Ave. Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 494-9691
El Pollo Loco #3322 3502 Cerritos Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 (562) 626-8388
El Pollo Loco #3545 3425 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 494-1343
El Pollo Loco #3488 11601 Carson St. Lakewood, CA 90712 (562) 924-2250
El Pollo Loco #3494 40468 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 304-7082
El Pollo Loco #3521 32451 State Hwy 79. Temecula, CA 92592 (951)302-2611
El Pollo Loco #3495 117 W. Nuevo Road. Perris, CA 92571 (951) 943-4626
El Pollo Loco #3477 31550 Grape St. Lake Elsinore, CA 92532 (951) 245-1542
El Pollo Loco #3458 2232 S. Bristol St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 474-2120
El Pollo Loco #3490 21212 Bake Pkwy. Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 454-8312
El Pollo Loco #3453 120 No. Euclid. Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 871-5852
El Pollo Loco #3371 8200 Stockdale Hwy. Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 831-9443
El Pollo Loco #3476 2000 White Lane. Bakersfield, CA 93304 (661) 396-7639
El Pollo Loco #3475 3701 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 322-4887
El Pollo Loco #3506 1090 S. Mt. Vernon. Colton, CA 92324 (909) 777-0045
El Pollo Loco #3565 4330 Genessee Ave. San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 278-0355
El Pollo Loco #3564 8349 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 578-7553
El Pollo Loco #3563 3444 Midway Dr. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 523-9904
El Pollo Loco #3562 494 Broadway. El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 588-6034