Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 9th:

Tourists and residents walk along Wangfujing Street in one of Beijing, China's main shopping areas.

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Mitcham

Last month, the Sydney Morning Herald announced that Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham had come out of the closet, but Mitcham, in a new interview with Australia’s gay newspaper SX, says he’s been out since he’s 14. Mitcham, who will be Australia’s first openly gay Olympian when he competes in Beijing, is now 20.

Discovery will begin airing a four-part series, “The People’s Republic of Capitalism,” beginning July 9, profiling the role China’s growing economy will affect the global economy.

Okay. Here me out.

Those fools at American Family Association’s OneNewsNow site, really are funny. No, not in that way (I guess). They started automatically replacing any use of the word “gay” with the word “homosexual” in any of the AP stories they run. Because “homosexual” is scientific and makes the skin crawl like you’re in church… and “gay” makes you feel like you’re watching, hell network news. … leading to instances in which proper names are reformatted to meet their ridiculous standard, such as this article about sprinter Tyson Gay winning the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in which he is renamed “Tyson Homosexual”:

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