Terrorism on US Soil? Controversial Doctor George Tiller Killed in Church Lobby. Suspect Arrested.

The suspect in this morning’s fatal shooting of controversial doctor George Tiller is in custody. Authorities have yet to release more information about the arrest.

Dr. George Tiller, the Wichita, Kansas doctor often reviled for performing later term abortions was shot and killed in the lobby of  his church at approximately 10:30 am. Tiller has long been a lightening rod for anti-abortion activists. In 1991 his clinic was the focus of Operation Rescue’s Summer of Mercy week long clinic blockades and in 1993, the doctor was shot and wounded at his clinic by abortion opponent Rachelle Shannon, who is still in prison for the crime.

Today Operation Rescue, which has a "Tiller Watch" on their wesbite,  released this statement:

We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller’s family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

In March a Wichita jury found Tiller not guilty of illegal abortion on 19 criminal charges he faced for allegedly violating a state law requiring an "independent" second physician’s concurring opinion before performing later term abortions.

Earlier this month Tiller’s clinic was severely vandalized, reportedly asked the FBI to investigate the incident.  Wires to security cameras and outdoor lights were cut, hoes who hacked in the clinic’s roof and the buildings’ downspouts plugged. Rain poured through the roof and caused thousands of dollars of damage in the clinic.

Police were looking for white male who was driving a 1990s powder blue Ford Taurus with Kansas license plate 225 BAB.

UPDATE: Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue made this comment:

George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller’s killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions. Abortion is still murder. And we still must call abortion by its proper name; murder.

Those men and women who slaughter the unborn are murderers according to the Law of God. We must continue to expose them in our communities and peacefully protest them at their offices and homes, and yes, even their churches.

[video h/t Crooks and Liars]

Palin Tweets: Will Be on Colbert, Reveals Colbert’s Top Secret Info

palintwitter.thumbnail.jpgOkay, GOP if you were holding out any hope that Sarah Palin had the whatever to be your Presidential candidate, give it up, because she can’t STFU. While tweeting that she’ll be on the Colbert Report next month, the twit Governor GILF of Alaska just gave away the TOP SECRET LOCATION from  the Persian Gulf from where he’ll be broadcasting. What part of "secret" does she not understand?

Getting ready to tape shout-out for our awesome US troops serving overseas! Will be on ‘Colbert Report’ next month, broadcast from Iraq..

Colbert himself had been keeping the exact location from his audience and Sarah blew it. Unless that crafty Colbert set her up to show how unworthy she is of keeping state secrets…

Charlize Theron Wants to Meet Me!

charlize-theron-sexy.thumbnail.jpgAnd you, too! She’s one of the scheduled guest speakers at Meet in the Middle, the pro-marriage equality rally scheduled for this weekend in Fresno. Here’s what she has to say:

California’s Central Valley population is far more reflective of national attitudes towards LGBT equality — and until we engage the communities of Middle America, we will not achieve full equality in California.

Never been to Fresno? You should go. And if you believe in equal rights, and believe a simple majority should not take away the rights of minority, then head on up to one of the great Central Valley  cities and join LGBTQ and their straight allies in a rousing rally, plus  enjoy  casinos, wineries and Basque cuisine!  And straights–bring your Straight 4 Equality signs, they are great conversation openers!

Who Needs to Shell Out $15K a Plate for Dinner with Obama? For Five Bucks, You Could Get Lucky!

meet_obama_time.thumbnail.jpgRemember how a few months ago Hillary Clinton was raffling off an afternoon delight date with Bill to help clear her campaign debt? Well, now for $5, you could win facetime with Barack Obama, plus round trip airfare and accommodations and a commemorative photo. Actually, you can enter for free, but that wouldn’t help pay Hillary’s campaign debts, which is the whole purpose of the event. There’s less than a week left to enter and win!

Okay and like who won the hot date with Bill C, the pair of tickets the American Idol finale or a weekend in Washington D.C. with Carville and Paul Begala? Names, I want names!

Oh, and you can enter as often as you like…

Do Two Sames Make an Opposite?

Is "Same Same Marraige" the same as opposite marriage or the same as same sex marriage? The error’s in the small print at the end; someone’s eyes must have been so filled with hate they didn’t see the typos.

Either way, these foes of civil marriage equality are gearing up in New Jersey and New York. Call your senators and tell them you support equal equal rights for all!

Would You Trade This for a New Car?

20090527_levi_250x375.jpgSarah Palin doesn’t like grandbaby-daddy Levi Johnston very much. And on more than one occasion, Todd Palin told his daughter Bristol he’d buy her a new car if she dumped Levi. Now that she claims they are broken up, what will Bristol be driving? Except, according to a GQ feature on  Levi, the two still exchange flirtatious emails, so maybe there’s not a Ford in her future.

Obama Dinner Protest: CBS Affiliate Ignores LGBT Protesters

torture.thumbnail.jpgWhile Obama hung out with Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw and Holly Robinson Peete, listening to Earth Wind and Fire and Jennifer Hudson at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, dozens of anti-torture, anti-war and several hundred pro-gay rights activists demonstrated on Wilshire Blvd, joined by a small contingent of Armenians who are calling on Obama to recognize the Armenian genocide and six guys with a really big 9/11-conspiracy banner.

Honks and shouts of support greeted the protesters, though a few fingers were flipped at the marriage equality contigent. And  KCAL news one of the local CBS affilitates ignored the several hundred LGBT protesters in their coverage of the event.img_0530.thumbnail.JPGprotest.thumbnail.jpg

Carrie Prejean on Fox & Friends: “Great” that 18,000 Couples Can Stay Married

Gods help me, Carrie Prejean is a simple as a stick. And she’s a catty piece of work, too, full of self congratulatory airs saying how sometimes  it’s better to come in second place, as seen in this video. She spent the longest hour of my life on Fox & Friends this morning, and I sat through it so you wouldn’t have to, though if you want to feel my pain, we do have a few minutes of her fifteen of fame here on video…Oh watch it–it’s way more fun than using a Pedi-egg, though less productive.

Along with trying to talk and breath at the same time, Carrie managed to hold a conversation with with Steve Doody and The Other Guy, which was like watching my betas float in their bowls. Only the fish are prettier. And, like smarter. However, Carrie did say that it’s great that the 18,000 couples already married before Prop 8 can stay married.  But Carrie, you think marriage should only be opposite, so this makes no sense at all, unless she’s gradually having a change of heart. Or is confused.

So Carrie, TweedleDumb and TweedleDumber went on about how an anchor on that other news show (Soledad O’Brien) wanted to get a dog removed from a co-op apartment building because he’s big and smelly. The dog was a guest. The dog was livelier than Carrie Prejean and drooled less than the male anchors. It would not have been worth mentioning as a news story if  CNN wasn’t involved. Of course, you can argue that this story isn’t worth writing about even with Carrie involved, but please play along!

They also discussed how a Christian pastor and his wife in San Diego (tailoring the story for uber Christian San Diego native Carrie) were visited by a "female permit inspector" –yes  gender was emphasized–and told they were holding a religious gathering in their home during Bible study and would need a permit for that. Oh the outrage that simmered on the Fox set that Christians should be so put upon.  Remind me to get a permit for my next coven meeting in San Diego, because I don’t think Fox will be championing that sort of gathering as a religious freedom issue!

Carrie also asked Donald Trump what she called hard questions, though IMO they needed a good dose of Cialis. What was his "Aha!" moment during his career putting on pageants and what advice does he have during economic down times? Donald blathered, Carried preened and concluded that if it weren’t for Trump and pageants she wouldn’t have the opportunities she has. True. Because she is dumb as a box of rocks, stiff and not that pretty; there’s not a whle lot of there there.

 Based on her appearance today,  no way could she get a gig as a news person, even in the dinkiest local news market. I look forward to her going away very quickly.

Mini-skirted Palin Gives a Leg Up to Families of Fallen Soldiers

memoriallegs.thumbnail.jpgOn Monday the state of Alaska held their Decoration of Honor Ceremony, a very special event honoring all of the state’s fallen troops in every war. Alaskan radio personality/journalist Shannyn Moore was invited and reports:

The Alaska Decoration of Honor was created to recognize the Alaskan service members who have been killed in action or in support of combat. The medal is awarded on behalf of the people of the State of Alaska to show our gratitude to the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in serving our state and nation.

The USAF Band of the Pacific played. The US Military Color Guard presented flags from all branches of service. The Discovery Theater was packed with families of the last 50 years of Alaska’s fallen soldiers. Their loss was palpable. Their pride was present. Their tears were flowing. The Generals were solemn.

There was also a guest who showed up at the last minute, Alaska’s governor Sarah Palin who had been invited but despite several months notice couldn’t commit to be at the ceremony until the morning of the event. Organizers had given her a deadline, but she ignored it, and thus wasn’t listed on the program.

According to Moore,

Palin insisted she be sat on stage and demanded time for a speech. She spoke before the invocation and flag presentation as to not be “off program.”  It was certainly appropriate for the governor to speak at such a high level ceremony, but her high level maintenance made it difficult for those that planned it.

Okay, all of this can be blamed as usual on staff miscommunication, Palin’s typical fallback excuse, but the who the hell thought it was appropropriate for Gov GILF to show up in a mini skirt so short, Moore says

One side of the auditorium was waiting for “Basic Instinct” shot, Alaska style.

I looked at the picture (above) and the skirt covers less than half her thighs and is paired with open-toed heels, all in all very inapropriate for a sombre, solomn occasion, especially when coupled with her last minute arrival.

Palin’s lack of communication, dismissive attitude and poor choice of attire are just more straws added to the elephant’s back: The GOP should not promote her for any Federal office, let alone the Presidency.

WeHo Prop 8 Rally: Impassioned Stars, Speeches and Star Trek’s George Takei!

sign-1sm.thumbnail.jpgThe West Hollywood Prop H8 ruling demonstration was huge, thousands of LGBTQ+A and celebs like Margaret Cho, Drew Barrymore, Perez Hilton, and George Takei  and his husband  Brad Altman (photos snapped just for us by our WeHo correspondent the Angry Gay Pope aka Big Don’s Boys).

After stirring speeches and face painting,  the crowd of thousands marched east into Hollywood, which took about 3 hours, and then strolled back–or took cabs and buses!

Gov Schwarzenegger, appearing last night on Jay Leno, said that the issue of civil marriage equality isn’t going away, trotting out his most famous cliche:

They’ll be back! 

(video: stageandfilm)



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