Ian Thorpe

Thorpe – “I am not straight”

So, riiiight, Ian Thorpe’s big gay outing turns out to be…well…gay.

He hasn’t really said that he is gay, he has said that he’s “not straight”.

Swimming legend Ian Thorpe revealed that he is gay and battled depression and alcohol abuse for the greater part of his world-beating swimming career.

In an extraordinarily confessional interview with British talkshow legend Michael Parkinson, aired on Channel Ten on Sunday, Thorpe put an end to years of speculation and contradicted his own numerous and declarative denials to say that he is gay.

“I’m not straight,” Thorpe said.

Thorpe said he decided only in the past two weeks to confront rumours that followed him, he revealed, since he was 16, or even felt able to tell his friends and family.

“I’ve wanted to for some time. I didn’t feel I could,” he said.

“Part of me didn’t know if Australia wanted its champion to be gay [now] I am telling the world that I am.”

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In other news there are clouds in the sky somewhere today

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In news that will come as no surprise to anyone it turns out Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe is gay.

So what?

After years of dismissing speculation about his sexuality, Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay.

Thorpe made the admission in a tell-all interview with Sir Michael Parkinson, News Corp reports.    Read more »

Hillary Clinton's Arkansas Plantation

From NewsMax.com

Hillary Clinton exposed as the real plantation "massa"


When Hillary Clinton used her Martin Luther King Day tribute to accuse Republicans of running Washington like an Old South "plantation" – she knew whereof she spoke.

In fact, when Hillary and Bill ran Arkansas, Dr. King didn’t even have a holiday in his honor – at least not all to himself.

Instead, Arkansans celebrated a combination holiday that honored both King and Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general who fought to allow the South to keep blacks enslaved.

And that wasn’t the only example of the kind of plantation politics that characterized the Clintons’ rule in Arkansas. According to a 1997 Washington Times report:

"As governor of Arkansas, Mr. Clinton signed a law in 1987 that says the top blue star in the state flag symbolizes the Confederacy. Then-Gov. Clinton also issued proclamations designating a birthday memorial for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy.

"In addition, during his 12 years as governor, Mr. Clinton made no effort to overturn a state law that sets aside the Saturday before Easter as Confederate Flag Day."

In fact, life was so tough for African Americans on Bill and Hillary’s Arkansas plantation that the NAACP sued Mr. Clinton under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.

"Plaintiffs offered plenty of proof of monolithic voting along racial lines, intimidation of black voters and candidates and other official acts that made voting harder for blacks," the Arkansas Gazette reported December 6, 1989.

The paper added: "the evidence at the trial was indeed overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been violated."

A three-judge federal panel ordered Gov. Clinton, along with Arkansas’s then-Attorney General Steve Clark and then-Secretary of State William J. McCuen, to redraw electoral districts to maximize black voting strength.