Gays and Republicans Both Love Subway (thank god, I was concerned) According to a recent study from YouGov BrandIndex that asked consumers about positive or negative gossip on current brands, members of both parties ranked Subway as one of the brands with the most positive buzz over the last six months. Others ranking highly were Ford, Amazon, and Netflix. For the first time, the survey also tracked brands’ images among LGBT consumers. Their top brands during the first six months of 2011? YouTube, Google, Netflix, and Amazon were the highest rated. LGBT people also ranked Apple, iPhone, and iPad in the top 10 of the technology-dominated list, and they loved Subway too.
Small Penis? You May Be a Bottom Turns out Republicans and gay men do have something in common: They’re both unhappy with a new study the National Institutes of Health subsidized in order to find out if a gay man’s penis size has any correlation to his sexual health According to The Daily Caller, the Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies Training research, titled “The Association between Penis Size and Sexual Health Among Men Who Have Sex With Men,” was initiated in 2006 and surveyed 1,065 gay men. Among its key findings: Those gay men who felt they had small or inadequate penis sizes were more likely to become “bottoms,” or anal-receptive, while gay men with larger penises were more likely to identify themselves as “tops,” or anal-insertive. Another discovery from the research: Men with smaller penises were more likely to be psychologically troubled than those with larger genitalia. The goal of the study was to understand the “real individual-level consequences of living in a penis-centered society.”
Bill O’Reilly: News Corp Being Attacked By ‘Vicious’ Opponents Exploiting Hacking Scandal
(VIDEO) Bill O’Reilly said that the phone hacking scandal is being exploited by “vicious” opponents of News Corp with an ideological agenda. O’Reilly was speaking on his Tuesday show to Nile Gardner, a British member of the Heritage Foundation. O’Reilly noted that the scandal was a serious one, and said that any guilty journalists should be prosecuted. But then, he said that the scandal was being over-hyped.
Iraq: Obama Administration Debates Continued Troop Presence In Face Of Withdrawal Deadline (I’m Confused?) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing a major political and strategic dilemma as it debates a continued troop presence in Iraq after this year’s deadline for withdrawal passes. Several Iraq experts and former defense officials, including people who were involved in the formulation of the original 2008 agreement that permitted American troops to remain in Iraq, said the administration appears to be wary of the consequences of leaving Iraq in full, or with too few troops left in place – and is in the process of seeking a new pact with the Iraqi government.
FRANKEN DESTROYS FOCUS ON THE FAMILY WITNESS, EXPOSES MISUSE OF HHS STUDY (VIDEO) During this morning’s Senate DOMA hearings, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) destroyed Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery’s argument that children are better off with opposite-sex parents by demonstrating how Minnery misrepresented an HHS study. The study — which Minnery cited to oppose marriage equality — actually found that children do best in two-parent households, regardless of the parents’ gender. Watch it: