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Gallery Of Crossdressing Politicians

Posted in Spot The Poly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Georgina Beyer

The Daily Beast has compiled a gallery of politicians who at one point or another have crossdressed whether as a life choice or for fun. This comes on the heels of former mayor of Cleveland Eric Brewer losing re-election after pictures of him dressed in lingerie were leaked to the local media.

One prominent politician TDB omitted was New Zealand Member of Parliment Georgina Beyer. Although not a crossdresser, but a transsexual, I would think she’d make the list as her identity didn’t deter her gaining office unlike many in the gallery. Link!

(Image courtesy of PBS)


Comic Book Displays Nelson Mandela’s Life

Posted in Arts & Crafts, Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

NelsonMandelaA graphic novel entitled Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book tells the story of the former South African President’s life. It shows in vivid color his beginnings being raised in a Thembu village to his recent years of helping youth through his Mandela Foundation.

With input from the Nobel Peace Prize winner, the comic also showcases childhood moments in Mandela’s life which have never been told before.

“Rendered in rich golds and browns, the comic book’s art — by a Johannesburg-based collective called Umlando Wezithombe — really lets us feel the gorgeous South African landscape and Mandela’s famous warmth. Against this backdrop, the narrative does fine work of making sense of decades of drawn-out political struggle and linking the African National Congress’ philosophies to its actions.” (via NPR)

(Image courtesy of W.W. Norton & Co.)



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Celebrity Doppelgaengers – Orly Taitz And The Chicken Lady

Posted in Celebrity Doppelgaengers, Entertainment, News, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

orlytaitzchickenladyI’ve been seeing this Orly (yes, really) “Birther Movement Leader” Taitz lately on many news shows touting her claim President Obama isn’t a U.S. citizen and she reminded me so much of someone yet I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. That is until I recently saw her being interviewed by David Shuster and Tamron Hall on MSNBC.

Throughout her stammer filled viewpoints and fluctuating octaves it finally hit me – The Chicken Lady from Canadians The Kids in the Hall! I use to love that show. Mark McKinney as the masturbation loving Chicken Lady, who explodes feathers everywhere at her peak, is a classic. Can’t you see, and hear, the similarities as well?


Our First Hawaiian President

Posted in Entertainment, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Yeah, this is pretty old, but I found it funny none-the-less. Stephen Colbert laments to fellow commentator John Stewart and to the audience on how The United States is long overdue for having a “Hawaiian” president.


Obama For Your Momma

Posted in Music, News, Videos with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

I still haven’t come down from my high of President Obama’s victory. I love the many wonderful photograph’s of people’s reactions from around the world. So much emotion is captured in one frame. Click HERE for some from the Huffington Post.

Below is a clip of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly “Happy Feelings”. Kinda fits the current mood, don’t cha think?


Historian Eric Foner On Today’s Economy

Posted in International, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 3, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Der Spiegel did an interesting interview with historian Eric Foner recently and asked for his educated perspective on patterns or trends he has seen in today’s society that mirror eras of the past. Link!

SPIEGEL: How did this mixing of religion and politics come about?

Foner: The first one who really started doing this was Jimmy Carter. By now religion is no longer a private thing. At the beginning of the ’80s I was in England and I watched the Conservative Party convention. Margaret Thatcher was in power, Ronald Reagan was coming into power in the US. The difference was really interesting. The Republican convention here was suffused with these religious preachers while the British conservatives did not mention God at all. God was not a member of the Conservative Party the way he seemed to be a member of the Republican Party.


From The Mouths Of Babes

Posted in Diversity, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

A new study published in the Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy asked what children, in elementary, thought of race and gender in the presidency. The results were disheartening with one in four believing it is illegal for Latinos, African-Americans, women, and other people of color to be President and that they were intentionally excluded. Another child believes there’s never been a woman president because “boys won’t vote for girls.”

So, why the negative view? Study author Rebecca S. Bigler, Ph. D. explained, Kids knew a surprisingly lot about the presidents. They have seen them all over the media, on posters, in classroom history books, yet no one ever explains to them why they have all been white men. There is never a conversation about that so children start to come up with their own explanations.” Link!