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  1. X-rated Christmas decorations A gift shop is in trouble for selling x-rated Christmas decorations. The 'Pornaments' on sale in the US / Spencersonline.com The decorations depict characters such as a reindeer and a snowman couple in a variety of sexual poses. The 'Pornaments' are being sold by Spencer's Gift stores in the US. A local church group In Jacksonville, in Florida, has picketed one of the stores, with protesters reportedly chanting: "We want to save our generation from Pornaments." see one here!
  2. Homophobe Pastor Ordered To Pay Up by The Associated Press Posted: December 12, 2006 11:00 am ET (Baltimore, Maryland) A Kansas church has been ordered to pay $3,150 for costs and fees associated with a summons and complaint filed by the father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by the extremist group. Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., is suing the Rev. Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church after church members demonstrated at the funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, of Westminster, and posted pictures of the protest on their Web site. Lance Snyder was killed in Iraq in March. Members of the Topeka church claim U.S. soldiers are killed as God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. His father's federal lawsuit, filed June 5, alleges church members violated the family's right to privacy and defamed the Marine and his family at the funeral and on the church's Web site. Phelps and the church refused to grant a waiver in the serving of summonses in connection with the federal lawsuit, making the church liable for those costs. Court documents say the church has 30 days to make the payment to Snyder. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  3. Pessimist and a dog An avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him. He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, the eternal pessimist who refused to be impressed with anything. This, surely, would impress him. He invited him to hunt with him and his new dog. As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. they fired, and a duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet. This continued all day long; each time a duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve it. The pessimist watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a single word. On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, "Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?" "I sure did," responded the pessimist. "He can't swim."
  4. Another Colorado Anti-Gay Pastor Outed by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 11, 2006 3:00 pm ET (Denver, Colorado) The senior pastor of a second Colorado megachurch has resigned following a phone call to the church outing him. The Rev. Paul Barnes of Grace Chapel in South Denver announced in a video taped message to his congregation Sunday that he was stepping down. "1 have struggled with homosexuality since I was a 5-year-old boy," Barnes said in the video according to the Denver Post which was allowed to view the tape. ".. I can't tell you the number of nights I have cried myself to sleep, begging God to take this away." In the video Barnes is seen sitting with his wife. The church's associate pastor, Dave Palmer, told the Post that the church got an anonymous call last week from a person who said he had overheard a conversation in which someone mentioned "blowing the whistle" on evangelical preachers engaged in homosexuality, including Barnes. Barnes founded Grace Chapel in his basement 28 years ago and saw it grow to be one of the biggest churches in the state. His resignation comes a month after Colorado Springs pastor Ted Haggard was outed by a former male prostitute. (story) Barnes preached that homosexuality is a sin, but unlike Haggard neither he nor his church took a stand on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage that was approved by voters last month. In the video Barnes said he became a Christian at age 17 and felt it would help him give up homosexuality, but the feelings never went away, he said. Still, he said he cannot accept that a person is "born that way," adding that he believes sexuality is influenced by childhood experiences. Barnes said in the video that he has been in counseling three times but never found anyone he could talk to. His wife also appeared in the half-hour video the Post reported, saying that she didn't know about her husband's struggles until he confided in her last week. The couple has two daughters in their 20s. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  5. Nigeria Moves To Make Meeting With Gays A Crime by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 11, 2006 5:00 pm ET (Lagos) Legislation being considered by Nigeria's House of Representatives would make it a criminal offense to associate with known homosexuals. The bill would make make any meeting between two or more people where one is gay a crime punishable up to five years behind bars. The legislation adds to the growing isolation of gays and lesbians in the African nation where sodomy is illegal. In northern Nigeria, which is under Islamic law, homosexuality can be punishable by death and in the rest of the country by long prison terms. Earlier this year Nigeria made it illegal for same-sex couples to go abroad to marry. When they return they could be imprisoned for five years. Even attending a gay wedding could result in imprisonment. Civil rights advocates say the anti-gay laws contravene Nigeria's constitution and international law, but the country's LGBT population is so closeted and fearful there has been no opposition to the legislation from within the country. The new bill has the support of Nigeria's Anglican Church which has been at the forefront of opposing gay clergy in the denomination. Lawmakers say the bill is in reaction to South Africa's new law allowing same-sex couples to wed. In Zimbabwe The South African move has resulted in a new wave of state sponsored homophobia. In the weeks leading up to South Africa's historic vote making it the first country in Africa to legalize same-sex unions a delegation of 60 top South African officials were blasted over gay marriage when they arrived in Harare by State Security Minister, Didymus Mutasa. In July government passed the "sexual deviancy" law making it a criminal offense for two people of the same sex to hold hands, hug, or kiss. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  6. Gay Bar Bomber Complains About Prison Treatment by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 11, 2006 12:01 am ET (Florence, Colorado) Serial bomber Eric Rudolph - the man responsible for the 1997 bombing of an Atlanta gay bar and three other blasts including the 1996 bombing at the Atlanta Olympics - says his treatment in the Supermax federal prison in Colorado is designed to drive him insane. In a series of letters to the Colorado Springs Gazette Rudolph says that he is kept in a 7-by-12-foot cell for 23 hours a day. The Gazette published extracts from several of the letters on the weekend. "It is a closed-off world designed to isolate inmates from social and environmental stimuli, with the ultimate purpose of causing mental illness and chronic physical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis," he said in one letter. "Using solitary confinement, Supermax is designed to inflict as much misery and pain as is constitutionally permissible," he wrote. In August 2005, Rudolph was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the bombing spree. Four people were injured when a pipe bomb went off near the doorway of Otherside Lounge, an Atlanta lesbian bar, in February 21, 1997. The bombing occurred about 9:30 pm, just as the club was beginning to fill up. After patrons were evacuated from the club, investigators discovered and detonated a second bomb that had been hung in shrubs overlooking the parking lot. A week earlier a bomb exploded in suburban Atlanta at the Northside Family Planning Clinic in Sandy Springs. The bomb, on the back porch of the building, caused minor damage to an examination room at the clinic. The bomb went off before the clinic opened for the day, but about 90 minutes later, at 10:37 a.m., as the parking lot of the building filled with investigators, a second bomb, buried in a flower bed at the front of the parking lot, exploded. A car that had been moved from the rear of the building after the first blast took the brunt of the second explosion. Seven people were injured. But, Rudolph's most serious bombing was at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. At 1:25 a.m., a nail bomb exploded in Olympic Park, sending nails and screws flying through the air for more than 100 yards. Nearly 100,000 late-night revelers had gathered at the 21-acre central square to celebrate the middle weekend of the Olympics. Alice Hawthorne, 44, of Albany, died of head injuries from flying shrapnel. Turkish television cameraman Melih Uzunyol died of a heart attack while running to cover the explosion. More than 100 people were injured, including Hawthorne's 14-year-old daughter. Rudolph became a suspect following the 1998 bombing of an abortion clinic in Birmingham Alabama after he truck was spotted leaving the scene. An off duty police officer died in the attack. After Rudolph was identified by authorities the white supremist went into hiding. He was captured by police in North Carolina in June 2003. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  7. More Romney Gay Doublespeak Surfaces by The Associated Press Posted: December 10, 2006 4:00 pm ET (Boston, Massachusetts) Gov. Mitt Romney's beliefs on gay issues are under scrutiny after the re-emergence of a letter he wrote during his 1994 run for U.S. Senate in which he promised a gay Republicans group he would be a stronger advocate for gays than Sen. Edward Kennedy. Romney's views in the letter contrast with recent statements by the Massachusetts governor, who has emphasized his opposition to gay marriage as he positions himself as a committed conservative in preparation for an expected 2008 run for the Republican presidential nomination. The 1994 letter was written to the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, a gay Republican group, when Romney was courting gay voters during his unsuccessful campaign against Kennedy. Citing Kennedy's record of advocacy for gays and lesbians, Romney wrote, ''For some voters, it might be enough to simply match my opponent's record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern.'' A gay-oriented Massachusetts newspaper, Bay Windows, has also released a transcript of a 1994 interview with Romney during the Senate race in which he pledged strong advocacy for the gay community. (story) During the same interview, Romney said he opposed then-U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms' legislative amendment to ban federal funding for public schools that support homosexuality as a lifestyle alternative. ''I don't think the federal government has any business dictating to local school boards what their curriculum or practices should be,'' Romney said, according to the transcript. ''I think that's a dangerous precedent in general. I would have opposed that.'' In the Log Cabin Club letter, Romney also said he supported President Clinton's ''don't ask, don't tell'' policy regarding gays serving in the armed forces, describing it as ''the first in a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation's military.'' Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, said Romney's comments were ''quite disturbing.'' ''This is going to create a lot of problems for Governor Romney,'' he told The New York Times in yesterday's editions. ''He is going to have a hard time overcoming this.'' Noted conservative Paul Weyrich told The Times, ''Unless he comes out with an abject repudiation of this, I think it makes him out to be a hypocrite.'' Romney was wrapping up a weeklong trip to Asia yesterday and could not be reached for comment. In an e-mailed statement, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said as governor, Romney has never advocated changing the military's policy toward gays and has consistently supported traditional values. Romney recently became a plaintiff in a lawsuit to force the state Legislature to vote on a constitutional amendment that would reverse the state's landmark 2003 court ruling legalizing gay marriage. State lawmakers have refused to vote on the amendment, which would kill it. Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, cautioned gay and lesbians against believing Romney's overtures in 1994, and said conservatives shouldn't trust him, either. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  8. Gay Survivor Appeals Tax Fraud Conviction by The Associated Press Posted: December 9, 2006 4:00 pm ET (Providence, Rhode Island) "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch, who is serving more than four years in prison for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million prize, has filed an appeal of his convictions. In the appeal, filed in 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Hatch contends the judge prevented him from arguing that the show's producers struck a deal with him to pay his taxes if he won. Hatch, of Newport, Rhode Island, maintains the deal was struck after he caught the producers cheating — smuggling food to other contestants during taping of the debut season of the CBS reality TV show. The evidence would have explained why Hatch believed the taxes had already been paid and would have shown that he did not willfully break the law, according to the appeal. CBS spokesman Chris Ender said Thursday that Hatch's claim had no merit. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said the government would file a reply brief in the coming weeks. Hatch was convicted last January of failing to pay taxes on his "Survivor" prize and other income. The appeal seeks to have all the convictions overturned. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  9. Anti-Gay AFA Now Targets Sears by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 8, 2006 7:00 pm ET (New York City) The American Family Association is urging its members to condemn Sears for running commercials on LGBT cable channel Logo. In an email alert to AFA members chairman Donald E. Wildmon says "Sears advertising is financing LOGO's push to legalize homosexual marriage in addition to promoting the homosexual lifestyle." Wildmon says Sears ads will appear on shows like "Sex 2K Drag Kings," "The Gayest and Greatest of 2006," and "Transgeneration." The AFA cites the LGBT Commercial Closet which first detailed Sears ads on Logo. He is urging members of the conservative Christian group to email Sears asking the retailer to cancel their advertising on LOGO and to "call your local Sears store and ask why Sears is supporting the homosexual network with its advertising." The email also notes that Sears is owned by Kmart. Logo discounted any effect the AFA campaign would have. "Most fair-minded Americans support diversity and inclusion on television and throughout the media," Logo VP for communications Steven Fisher told 365Gay.com which is owned by the network. Wildmon's email does not threaten a boycott of Sears but in the past similar AFA actions have led to boycotts of companies the group believes to be pro-gay. Logo, part of MTV networks, is available to almost 25 million homes across the country. Sears is one of only 80 national advertisers which include American Express, Intel, Kodak, Lexus and Pepsi. Last month the AFA called for a post Thanksgiving boycott of Wal-Mart over that company's support for the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and for the expanded its definition of "immediate family" to include an employee's same-sex partner. The boycott was called off days before Thanksgiving with the AFA claiming victory. The decision came after Wal-Mart issued a statement saying it would make changes in the way it contributed to such groups, earmarking funds only for specific causes it supported, such as workplace equality, rather than giving unrestricted gifts which the AFA claimed were going to support same-sex marriage. (story) The the Human Rights Campaign said the change was minor and praised Wal-Mart for sticking with its commitments to diversity and equality despite the threats from the American Family Association. The AFA already is involved in a boycott of Ford Motor Company over the automaker's support for LGBT causes. (story) The AFA said it has collected 500,000 Internet pledges to boycott Ford vehicles. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  10. Old Remarks On Gay Marriage Bite Romney by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 8, 2006 3:00 pm ET (Boston, Massachusetts) As Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to ratchet up his attacks on same-sex marriage a 1994 interview he gave to a Boston gay publication has surfaced. "People of integrity don't force their beliefs on others, they make sure that others can live by different beliefs they may have," Romney told Bay Windows a dozen years ago when the paper interviewed him on LGBT civil rights. Bay Windows republished the interview this week, after lawyers for Romney went to the state's highest court seeking an order to place on the 2008 ballot a proposed amendment banning same-sex marriage. (story) Romney has the been the leading opponent of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts as he seeks support for an expected GOP presidential bid in 2006. In speeches throughout the country he has called for an amendment to the US Constitution to block gay marriages. But back in 1994, when he was running against Ted Kennedy for the Senate, Romney's position was far different. He told Bay Windows that he opposed "extremists" who were trying to impose their positions on the Republican Party and that he believed marriage was a state issue. He tied his willingness to advocate for the rights of gay people, Bay Windows reports, to the Mormon concept of “free agency”. When I speak of free agency, I don’t just mean that each person can do what they want to do, I mean that our society should allow people to make their own choices and live by their own beliefs,” he told the paper. In the 1994 interview he said that supported then President Bill Clinton’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy but said that “I believe that there will be change over time as the military establishment and the rank and file become more comfortable with the realities of sexual orientation in the military.” Romney went on to say “I will support progress being made in that area as time progresses and the military and society becomes more accepting.” Today he is a supporter of DADT. Last year, as he was beginning to seek support for a presidential bid he delivered a speech to a GOP audience in South Carolina that not only opposed gay marriage but also civil unions "from day one.'' (story) "Today, same-sex couples are marrying under the law in Massachusetts,'' Romney told the crowd. "Some are actually having children born to them,'' he continued. "It's not right on paper. It's not right in fact. Every child has the right to have a mother and a father.'' He has made similar speeches since then in nearly a dozen states. The republication of the interview will undoubtedly bring new scrutiny from the far right of the Republican Party - a base he is trying hard to win. "The question is, how trustworthy is [Romney] in the long term, especially if you have other candidates who have been stalwarts on the issue all along?" New Hampshire state representative Daniel Itse told the Boston Globe. Bay Windows said it has had an inquiry from NBC's "Meet the Press" about the interview. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  11. movieguy

    Snoring

    Snoring A couple has a dog that snores. Annoyed because she can't sleep, the Wife goes to the vet to see if he can help. The vet tells the woman to tie a ribbon around the dog's testicles, and he will stop snoring. Yeah right ! " she says. A few minutes after going to bed, the dog begins snoring, as usual. The Wife tosses and turns, unable to sleep. Muttering to herself, she goes to the closet and grabs a piece of red ribbon and ties it carefully around the dog's testicles. Sure enough, the dog stops snoring !!! The Woman is amazed !!! Later that night, her husband returns home drunk from being out drinking with his buddies. He climbs into bed and begins snoring loudly. The Woman thinks maybe the ribbon might work on him. So, she goes to the closet again, grabs a piece of blue ribbon and ties it around her husband's testicles. Amazingly, it also works on him !!! The Woman sleeps soundly. The husband wakes from his drunken stupor and stumbles into the Bathroom. As he stands in front of the toilet, he glances down and sees a blue ribbon attached to his privates. He is very confused, and as he walks back into the bedroom, he sees the red ribbon attached to his Dog's testicles. He shakes his head and looks at the dog and whispers, "I don't know where we were......Or what we did... But, by God... We took First and Second place!!!
  12. Split For Celebrity Couple Lance & Reichen by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 4, 2006 3:00 pm ET (Los Angeles, California) Lance Bass and Reichen Lehmkuhl have broken up, Bass' manager tells People magazine. Bass came out to People in July saying he'd decided to "speak my mind" because rumors about his sexuality were starting to affect his daily life. At the time he told the magazine that he and Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl had been dating. Rumors about the two had been circulating for weeks in gossip columns after the two were sighted in Provincetown and West Hollywood together. Lehmkuhl had been supportive of Bass going public. "I'm just really proud of Lance and the decision he made," he told People in the summer. "He did it all on his own and I just stood by and supported him. It's just been great." The two were regularly seen together at functions. In August Bass watched on as Lehmkuhl and others were feted by California Democrats at the legislature for being LGBT role models. Bass also was on hand for the release of Lehmkuhl's book 'Here's What We'll Say" Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. But by fall cracks were beginning to appear in the relationship. Over the weekend Bass was spotted without Lehmkuhl at a party at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas, prompting People to put the question to Bass' manager. In addition to the book Lehmkuhl is trying to launch a career as an actor. Bass has been working on a sitcom pilot with fellow 'N Sync-er Joey Fatone loosely based on the band. Bass's character will be gay. He also has a role in the upcoming comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. What or who cause the breakup is not known. People has been the publication of choice this year for celebrities wishing to come out. Neil Patrick Harris and "Grey's Anatomy" actor T.R. Knight both came out in People last month. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  13. Deal Paves Way For Approval Of Compromise Ryan White Reauthorization by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 5, 2006 7:00 pm ET (Washington) The United States Senate passed Tuesday, by unanimous consent, a compromise version to reauthorize funding for the Ryan White CARE Act. The program, since 1990, has provided critical care and treatment to low-income Americans living with HIV and AIDS. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) had held up renewal of the act because, in its original form the reauthorization would have reduced federal grants to New York State. The measure also would have cut federal spending in California, Florida and Illinois. The money would have been redirected to rural states, mainly in the South. Late Tuesday afternoon Clinton struck a deal Tuesday with GOP leaders that would see a reduction in the cuts to the larger states while still giving more money to rural areas. "We stood our ground, and they gave ground and we came up with a compromise that we can live with. We're very happy," said Clinton, The revised reauthorization bill, worth 2.1 billion-a-year, must still be approved by the House. The original bill would have seen New York State lose $100 million and the other big states about $70 million each. Under the revised version New York will see $8 million chopped. Clinton said 100,000 New Yorkers infected with HIV should not have been forced to suffer cuts in order to spread money elsewhere. “Today’s passage is a critical step in securing that a life-line for many Americans remains intact,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “It is encouraging that Congress was able to find a compromise on this bill and we look forward to securing House passage before the 109th Congress adjourns." Nevertheless, Solmonese said that HRC remains deeply concerned about the inadequate funding levels the Ryan White CARE Act has received in recent years. “As we move forward with a new Congressional leadership, it is important that Congress increase funding for the CARE Act so that all Americans living with HIV/AIDS, no matter where they live, have access to life-saving medical care and supportive services,” Solmonese said. ©365Gay.com 2006 links
  14. Mary Cheney & Partner Expecting Baby by The Associated Press Posted: December 6, 2006 8:00 am ET, Updated 11:00 am ET (Washington) Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, is pregnant. Mary Cheney, 37, and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, 45, are expecting a baby, said Lea Anne McBride, a spokeswoman for the vice president. The baby is due in late spring. "The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth granddaughter," McBride said. The vice president's other, older daughter, Elizabeth Cheney, is on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state after having her fifth child with her husband in July. Mary Cheney was an aide to her father during the 2004 campaign, as was Elizabeth, and now is vice president for consumer advocacy at AOL. McBride declined to elaborate on the circumstances of Mary Cheney's pregnancy. Mary Cheney and Poe moved from Colorado to Virginia a year ago to be closer to the Cheney family. The Washington Post first reported the news in Wednesday's editions. ©365Gay.com 2006
  15. Guess you could say those vandals kinda get their goat!
  16. Dang. where were these guys when i use to work at a fast food
  17. Eggnog Smoothie (1 serving) * 1 cup icy cold eggnog * 1 cup cold chopped fruit (bananas and strawberries work great) * 1/4 cup brandy or rum * 5 or 6 icecubes Combine all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Pour into a large chilled glass of your choice; garnish with a slice of the fruit used in the smoothie. and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Good holiday drinkin' -- great for parties.
  18. Senor Santa Queso (Cheese Dip) Ingredients: 1 large brick of Velveeta cheese 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes 1 lb of ground beef Preparing the Queso: Slice and cube the box of Velveeta, then place it into a crock pot, heat this on high stirring occasionally until the cheese is melted. Place the ground beef into a skillet and cook over medium heat until browned. Drain the meat well. Open the 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes and place them into a small food chopper, cut until the tomatoes are very fine. Pour the meat and Rotel tomatoes into the crock pot with the melting cheese and continue stirring once in awhile until the cheese is totally melted. Serving Suggestions: This cheese dip is wonderful over tortilla chips, but can be put a top anything that you like cheese on. Note: If you don't have a crock pot, you can melt the cheese in a large Silverstone sauce pan over medium heat. Keep a very close eye on it though, it will scorch if is not stirred frequently.
  19. Rudolph's Taco Salad 1 pkg. cream cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 pkg. taco mix 2 cups medium salsa Shredded cheddar cheese Chopped green pepper Chopped green onion Cream the cheese with the sour cream. Mix until smooth consistency. Add the taco mix. Mix together and spread in a 9x13­inch pan. Add the salsa on top and then the cheddar cheese, green peppers and onions. Serve with taco chips.
  20. movieguy

    CHRISTMAS PICKLES

    CHRISTMAS PICKLES 10 pickles, sliced thin 1 cup of green peppers 1 cup of red peppers 1/2 cup of onions, diced 1 cup of vinegar 2 cups of white sugar 1 tablespoon of mustard seed 1 tablespoon of dill seed 1 tablespoon of salt Heat vinegar and sugar until it comes to boil. Do not boil. Cool and pour over pickles, peppers and onions. Will keep without sealing for months in refrigerator.
  21. Snow white Fruit Cake 1/2 lb. butter 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4 eggs 2 1/4 c. sifted cake flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 c. mixed candied fruit (lb.) 1/4 c. sifted cake flour 1/2 c. coarsely chopped pecans 1/2 c. finely chopped pecans Mix all ingredient as in order. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes. Test for doneness.
  22. Candy Cane Punch 1 6­oz. can frozen fruit punch, partially thawed 1/2 6­oz. can frozen pink lemonade, partially thawed 11/2 cups water 1 bottle chilled gingerale 3 Tbsp. Maraschino cherry juice 1 small orange, cut into wedges Ice cubes 4 candy canes or peppermint sticks In a large pitcher combine punch, lemonade concentrate and water. Stir well. Add gingerale and maraschino cherry juice. In 4 glasses, place cherries, orange wedges and ice. Pour punch into glasses and pass out candy canes as stir sticks. Makes 4 servings. Add 1 cup water to remaining lemonade concentrate and chill for drinking.
  23. Christmas Gifts for men Christmas is just around the corner so here are some gift ideas for those special men in your life! Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women. Follow these rules and you should have no problems. Rule #1: When in doubt - buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. No one knows why. Rule #2: If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words. "Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?" "OK. Bye-the-way, are you through with my 3/8-inch socket yet?" Again, no one knows why. Rule #3: If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car. A 99-cent ice scraper, a small bottle of deicer or something to hang from hhis ear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars. No one knows why. Rule #4: Do not buy men socks. Do not buy men ties. And never buy men bathrobes. I was told that if God had wanted men to wear bathrobes, he wouldn't have invented Jockey shorts. Rule #5: You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out. If you have a lot of money buy your man a big-screen TV with the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips. Rule #6: Do not buy a man any of those fancy liqueurs. If you do, it will sit in a cupboard for 23 years. Real men drink whiskey or beer. Rule #7: Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after shave or deodorant. I'm told they do not stink - they are earthy. Rule #8: Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. "Socks. Shorts. Cups. Saucers. Door. Lock. Sink." You get the idea. No one knows why. Rule #9: Never buy a man anything that says "some assembly required" on the box. It will ruin his Special Day and he will always have parts left over. Rule #10: Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RV Center, and Les Schwab Tire. (NAPA Auto Parts and Sear's Clearance Centers are also excellent men's stores. It doesn't matter if he doesn't know what it is. "From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn't this a starter for a '68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! Thanks.") Rule #11: Men enjoy danger. That's why they never cook - but they will barbecue. Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas line leaks. "Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants a hamburger?" Rule #12: Tickets to a Vikings game are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to "A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts." everyone knows why. Rule #13: Men love chainsaws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chainsaw. If you don't know why - please refer to Rule #8 and what happens when he gets a label maker. Rule #14: It's hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man a step ladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why. Rule #15: Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at least The Boy Scouts. Nothing says love like a hundred feet of 3/8" manila rope. No one knows why.
  24. Gay Man Facing Long Prison Term In 'Hate Crime' Arson by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: December 2, 2006 12:01 am ET (Lakeland, Florida) A Florida man who whose mobile home was destroyed by fire last year in what he claimed was a homophobic hate crime faces a long prison term for actually torching the home himself. Paul Day and his partner Christopher Robertson returned home from shopping to find the trailer fully engulfed in flames. When Lakeland firefighters arrived at the trailer in July 2005 they found the words "die fag" spray painted on front of the home and the structure fully enveloped in flames. (story) Walking with police through the burned out mobile home the next day Christopher Michael Robertson said all the items of value had been stolen including a television set and laptop computer. Investigators helped him fill out insurance claims and there was a huge outpouring of support from throughout the country as people sent money, and offers of housing and furniture. But as investigators began probing the cause of the fire the probe led back to Robertson. Under questioning by police Robertson confessed. Now he has pleaded guilty to arson, grand theft, making a fraudulent insurance claim, arson, burning to defraud and other charges. The 24 year old said he needed money and set the fire to collect the insurance money. The items he reported stolen were actually in storage. Robertson will be sentenced on January 18. Police say Day had no part in the crimes and cooperated with investigators, investigators. The fire occurred during a summer of arson attacks across the country attributed to homophobia. Earlier the same month a gay club in Brownsville, Texas was gutted by arson. (story) The week before, fire destroyed the only gay club in Fayetteville, Arkansas in an arson attack. (story) ©365Gay.com 2006 links
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