[ Click above to embiggen...which, oddly enough, is the sort of thing one can easily imagine the current US president saying to a guy in the back of a limo ]
Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune ran a rather strange story documenting a “historic marker” that was recently installed at the Dorchester Commons Shopping Center in the Hyde Park area of Chicago to commemorate the spot where Barack and Michelle Obama allegedly shared “their first kiss”. According to the article, the current US president later claimed his future wife “tasted like chocolate”. No doubt if David Bowie ever said something like that about his wife Iman, he’d be pilloried as the most racist of racists ever.
My good friend Megan Fox and I have decided to launch a grassroots campaign for a series of similar “historic markers” that we think should be installed around Chicagoland, commemorating other kisses Barack Obama had with additional people in his life…people such as Larry Sinclair, the man that Barack Obama had a wild sexual romp with back when he was still an Illinois state senator.
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Sheriff Paul Babeu: Another Gay Republican Outed When The Left Wanted Him To Be (For Maximum Political Damage)
Unlike most gay Republicans (like former Senator Larry Craig and former Governor Charlie Crist), Babeu is kind of hot, in an aged-out late-90s club kid turned grown-up sort of way.
One of the absolute dumbest things the Republican Party continues to do is allow gay men to remain closeted when holding or seeking elected office — whenever something like the Babeu outing happens, I wish more than anything that the rest of the gay Republicans would just all come out together, on the same day, and completely destroy the Tolerant Left’s ability to pick them off one by one when it’s politically and strategically beneficial to the Democrat Party.
Like it is right now, when Democrats decided to bring Babeu’s dirty secrets to light as a way to discredit his testimony related to the Fast & Furious operation (timed perfectly for this bombshell to drop at the exact moment national attention’s turning to Arizona because of the upcoming primary there).
Democrats have a file on every gay man in the Republican Party ranks. There are pictures. There’s video. Democrat strategists coordinate with the elite, agenda-driven media to out gay Republicans when it can create whatever scandal is needed in that moment in time to serve the Tolerant Left’s agenda. Most of these guys are being actively blackmailed by the DNC — so that when push comes to shove on some important vote, Democrats know they can call up these men and tell them they either vote against their party and constituents, or Democrats will out them in spectacular fashion and cause a big, embarrassing, life-ruining scene.
Democrats sit on information they have about gay Republicans for YEARS and YEARS, and only detonate the scandals when need be. These are aces the DNC keeps in reserve for when they are most needed — and the Republican Party truly earns its “Party of Stupid” nickname for not addressing the fact this keeps happening.
You need to understand something: it’s not the fact these guys are gay that ends up ruining them — because voters don’t really care that they are gay. It is always, always, ALWAYS the fact that they are perceived as liars for keeping in the closet…and through the years doing things that they almost never would have done if they had not been lying about who they really were all this time.
National Coming Out Day is in the fall, but why not have a mini-Republican Coming Out Day today (or, tomorrow, if the balloons can’t be blown up in time or the streamer store’s closed on Presidents’ Day) since the outing of Babeu has put this sort of thing in the news again.
Gay Republicans currently in office like Senators Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk and Congressman Aaron Schock need to just come out already. Former gay office holders like Governor Charlie Crist and Senator Trent Lott need to come out too. I’m sure there are a number of lesbians in the GOP political ranks, too, but I’ve never known who any of they are. Watch Republicans who every now and again break ranks to be heralded as “bipartisan!” by stabbing the GOP in the back on certain votes — and more likely than not you’ll see a pattern where Graham, Kirk, Schock, and other guys mysteriously side against their constituents and the Republican Party line seemingly out of the blue.
It’s not so out of the blue when you start to ask yourself, “Was this an instance where these guys voting the way Democrats wanted because Democrats threaten to out them if they don’t do what the DNC says?”.
I can testify to seeing Aaron Schock in gay bars here in Boystown and to observing Mark Kirk at Republican events where he very clearly (and aggressively) ogled male waiters and bartenders and made it pretty damn obvious he’s gay. It is an open secret these guys are gay — and you have to be deaf and blind and living under a rock to not know about Graham, Crist, and Lott.
Why continue allowing Democrats to have this blackmail operation and the ability to sporadically explode little scandals like this — whenever they choose — when all that power can be taken away by getting gay Republicans to just come out already?
The truth is, most voters don’t give a damn if these guys are gay or not. But they do end up caring when these guys are dragged out of the closet and exposed as liars, or are caught doing something terrible because they stupidly believed they could get away with it so long as they kept in the good graces of their blackmailers.
The Party of Stupid, forever earning its name…while Democrats keep building their files on these people and picking up the phone to tell them how they need to vote on important issues lest they become the next Larry Craig or Paul Babeu.
[ Click above to embiggan: gay members of The Tolerant Left joke often about abortion...which is apparently "hilarious" in Boystown. LOL! ]
I ran the above screengrab montage from Facebook the other day as part of the ongoing “The Tolerant Left in Action” series I’m doing where I show you just how terrible Tolerant Leftists are when they’re status-updating or pontificating on Facebook. The embigganable bit above was grabbed from the Facebook profile of one of the most well-built and physically beautiful male strippers here in Boystown…who has a habit of making hideously ugly abortion jokes on Facebook. The outsides definitely don’t match the insides of this guy (no matter how clearly his jockstraps reveal the carpet does indeed match the drapes).
I’m bringing this up again because over the weekend I had an encounter with a group of Millenial gay guys here in Boystown that made my blood run cold — and it centered on their nonchalant treatment of abortion as nothing more than the butt of their latest pithy joke. I want you to know just how brainwashed gay voters are to believe that The Tolerant Left’s pro-abortion (and don’t you dare call it pro-choice ever again after reading this) agenda is hilariously funny and perfectly acceptable humor for public consumption.
As I write this, I feel like I’m making one of those old “The More You Know” PSAs on NBC, but I wanted to make sure that those of you who go out to bars know never to take drinks from strangers. Ever.
This weekend a fixture of the Boystown bar scene was slipped some GHB in his drink, which was given to him by a stranger — and this led to an ultimate trip to the ER once he got home and realized he’d been drugged. The man who had his drink doused is a photographer who hops from bar to bar in Boystown snapping nightlife photos for the various gay publications in town. He is a terrific person (and a good friend of Belinda Carlisle and the other Go-Gos, incidentally) who has been part of the Chicago paparazzi for years and is extremely talented in what he does.
This photographer, Anthony, is harassed a lot by various drunks who demand he take their pictures or are upset he took a bad snap of them years ago that made it into a magazine. It is not out of the realm of possibility that he was drugged as revenge by some crazed queen…or this could have just been a robbery attempt (because he carries expensive camera equipment with him when he’s out and about). It could have been something else much darker and scarier, too, because six years or so ago a serial killer was actively working Boystown; he’d go home with guys who lived alone and he’d murder them in their kitchens, leaving them naked and bloodied for the police to find. I wouldn’t be surprised if that predator slipped guys GHB or other drugs in their drinks too.
You should never, ever drink anything a stranger hands you. And don’t eat candy they give you either.There are truly evil people hunting for prey in nightclubs — and especially in gay bars.
If you go to bars a lot, there will be times when someone you’re just meeting will come up to you with a “fresh drink” that’s exactly whatever you have in your hand. 99% of the time this will be someone who is trying to be nice and meet you, and this was their “in”, to get you another Pilsner or whatever you had in your hand that looked almost empty. It can be awkward not to accept the drink — but there is a smart way you can play this that doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings while keeping you safe.
Thank the person, and hold the beer for a minute and small talk. Then say you have to go to the bathroom and you’ll be right back. Head to a part of the bar where the guy can’t see you and take the drink to a bartender and tell him it tastes funny (if it’s a beer, say it’s “skunky”). The bartender will give you a replacement — and you’ll be able to see him open it so you’ll know there’s nothing bad in it. Then head back to the stranger who just gave you the drink and resume conversation if that’s what you want to do.
If you have no interest in talking to this person from the beginning, it also would have been okay for you to decline the drink entirely by saying, “Oh, thanks but no thanks, I’m almost ready to leave this was my last one” or something to that effect.
Never, ever drink anything a stranger gives you in a bar.
Frankly, I think every day is also a good day to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol completely. Do you really need to be drinking it? It’s more empty calories than a big slab of chocolate cake and it impairs your natural ability to get you out of bad situations you might find yourself in while in a big city. And it’s expensive. You can honestly have just as good of a time while out with friends while drinking Diet Coke or a cranberry and soda — and if you can’t, then maybe you need more interesting friends (because Johnny Walker, Jim Beam, and Glen Levitt are never as good to you as you are to them).
Just something to think about.
I stopped drinking for good last year in solidarity with a good friend of mine who came close to letting alcohol ruin her life. My boyfriend Justin refused to join in at the time, and kept drinking for a while after that — but after seeing me fully able to have a good time with just a Diet Coke or a Sprite or whatever, he stopped feeling the need to get a beer when we were out too. I’d be very surprised if either of us ever drank alcohol again. We save too much money, avoid too many empty calories, and actually have a much better time without it wherever we go.
The Tolerant Left in Action: Treating Abortion Like It’s A Trip to the Dentist or A Punchline in Lame Jokes
[ Click above to embiggen: then chime in below in comments if you think this is funny ]
For those who’ve yet to discover this, Facebook is a marvelous focus group into The Tolerant Left’s mindset. People — especially on The Tolerant Left — are posting things on Facebook that they wouldn’t even normally say when they’re at their drunkest out in the bars. There’s no filter between what they really think inside and what they’ll put out there into the world on Facebook. Because it’s so easy to post little updates on their phones into what they’re thinking, it’s remarkable the insight that’s now available into The Tolerant Left by way of Leftists’ Facebook
I ran across this abortion joke posted on Facebook by Kevin Lee, one of the hottest go-go boys in Boystown. It was incredibly disappointing because the guy’s one of the nicest people to have ever worked in the Chicago bar scene – and was quite talented with how he filled out a jock up on stage at The Lucky Horseshoe. When your greatest talent in life is being able to dance well in your underpants for strangers I suppose there’s not a lot that can be expected from you — but Lee is always smiling, joking, and being incredibly sweet.
It’s jarring to see him giving a Facebook update that he’s at the doctor’s waiting to have an abortion, but is reconsidering it because he might want to put the baby on the show “Toddlers & Tiaras” instead.
Normally, his Facebook updates are about how much he loves listening to Mariah Carey’s music or what sort of exercises he’s doing at the gym that day to stay in such awesome shape.
Why the sudden, dark turn into abortion territory?
I thought about it and realized this is actually incredibly common in the “gay community”, where abortion is regularly treated as a big joke. Sidetrack the Video Bar plays abortion “jokes” on comedy nights, where clips shown up on the biggest screens in Boystown have shown people dressed up as pregnant nuns going into abortion clinics. All the drunks laugh and laugh, because that’s what The Tolerant Left wants them to do.
All of the newspapers and magazines directed at the “gay community” are Pro-Abortion and depict it as something wonderful for a woman to be able to do — like dying her hair or getting Botox.
None of these gay abortion advocates seem to understand that if a genetic test was available to check if a baby would be born gay that abortion would be used to eradicate homosexuals in some countries, especially those with Muslim majorities. Since The Tolerant Left is aggressively Pro-Muslim as well as Pro-Abortion, it should be obvious that Democrats are Anti-Gay at heart.
The most obvious truth about the Democrat Party is that it is a jenga tower of competing interest groups that’s held together by constantly driving the various identity-blocs to spew hateful and malicious “jokes” that keep everyone on the Democrat side of the aisle in perpetual war with others.
Gays are taught to hate women and the unborn, so they make abortion jokes to show how hip and cool they are. Hey, if the biggest and most plush gay bar in the country, Sidetrack, is cracking abortion jokes on “Comedy Night” it must be okay, right? And if hottie go-go boys make abortion jokes on their Facebook accounts, abortion must be the cool new thing that everyone who wants to be accepted in the “gay community” has to promote, right?
I want to keep showing you these little snapshots into the real thinking of those on The Tolerant Left because it’s important you understand just how steeped in evil Leftists’ thinking can be…even when the Leftist in question is so beautiful on the outside. There’s a scene in Schindler’s List where a beautiful little girl in a bright red dress stands by the side of the road shouting, “Goodbye Jews!” as they are being loaded up to be taken to their deaths. The girl’s giddy, though she knows full well what’s happening and that the people in front of her are going to be dead soon. But, she keeps smiling and shouting and letting the evil seep out of her.
THAT is what it feels like reading these “jokes” about abortion on Facebook from someone here in Boystown.
MORE: Read Megan Fox’s essay, “28 Disgusting Quotes that Define the Pro-Abortion Left”
If you are someone who ever says “Pro-Choice”, please stop it. You need to call it what it is: Pro-Abortion.
And stop saying “liberal” too. It’s Leftist.
Don’t use the words The Tolerant Left wants you to use. Words matter. They are more powerful than you realize.
Never use the word “liberal” again unless you’re talking about how much jelly to spread over your peanut butter for your sandwich.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote about Pie Hole Pizza Joint here in Boystown.
For those who don’t recall, this is the little pizza shop that made waves a year or two ago by contributing to the increase in crime afflicting Boystown; its owner, Doug Brandt, decided he didn’t want to run a business so much as he wanted to own a pizza shop/late-night-youth-center chimera…where underaged kids too young to go into the bars on Halsted could hang out late into the night, using Pie Hole as an after-dark clubhouse.
A pattern emerged where the Center on Halsted — a community center built at the corner of Halsted and Waveland — engaged in programs that drew troubled “youth” (including many juveniles and delinquents with criminal records) to the Boystown neighborhood and allowed them to hang around the Center all day (where without adult supervision they quickly got up to no good). At 11pm when the Center closed, the “youth” were discharged onto the street where many of them, for whatever reason, refused to get onto a bus or train and head back to where they actually lived.
It should be pretty obvious that the Center on Halsted was responsible for the increase in crime in the neighborhood that occurred when large numbers of these “youth” were sent out into the dark, every night, with nothing better to do than break into cars, mug people, and burglarize the residences surrounding the Center. Over the years, dozens of gay men were targeted for beatings by these “disadvantaged youth” — and the neighborhood, being politically-correct Leftists for the most part, refused to talk about what was happening because the criminals involved were black. This is similar to how, in Paris, whenever you see footage of “youth” setting cars on fire or looting storefronts the reporters obsessively refuse to mention the rioters are Muslim. In Chicago, that political-correctness requires reporters to never mention it’s black people targeting whites as crime victims in this city…especially in Boystown where the black criminals are imported to the neighborhood by the Center on Halsted and then set loose upon the gay residents in what would be deemed “hate-crimes” if the skin color of the attackers and victims were reversed.
Anyone who openly discussed the problems the Center on Halsted caused by importing criminal youth from “the bad parts of town” and giving them “a safe place to hangout in a nicer neighborhood” was called — wait for it — a RAAACIST! because the people doing the muggings, burglaries, and committing the crimes were black and the victims were white. Nope, no pattern here. Move along. Never state the obvious because we can’t admit the Left’s political-correctness is getting people’s brains bashed in on a daily basis here in Chicago.
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One of the most important things you need to know about “The Tolerant Left” is that as a gay conservative and Christian man, I have always been treated better by conservatives and Christians for being gay than I’ve been treated by the “gay community” for being conservative and Christian.
The “gay community” yowls so loudly about discrimination as cover for the hate-fueled attacks gays launch on a daily basis against Christians, conservatives, and Republicans; it is a classic and effective strategy because the “gay community” gets to do to others all the things it claims are being done to them and no one in conservative ranks is brave enough to call them out on the hypocrisy. Welcome to the dark side of Boystown’s rainbow, where all the Left’s dirtiest attacks on Republicans originate.
I want you to take a moment and read this article in the Washington Blade on gay Republican Caucus-goers in Iowa — but don’t focus on the article so much (which is innocuous) and instead look at the pure unadulterated hatred that’s on display in the COMMENTS. What you’ll read is pretty standard fare for any article that attracts attention from gay readers who have been conditioned to lash out irrationally and emotionally whenever they feel prompted to perform the way “gay community leaders” repeatedly instruct them to perform in public forums.
It’s actually quite fascinating how much cognitive dissonance exists in the “gay community”, and how a group of people who routinely complain about being supposedly “hated” by Republicans are, in fact, the only ones on the field displaying any hatred at all. This is an old-school Alinsky tactic: always accuse the other side of doing to you what you are aggressively doing to them so you can more easily get away with it.
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Are Gay Christmases Merry? A Look At the Holiday Consequences of Coming Out to Families For Many Gay Men
I have an elderly gay neighbor who is my “let’s have coffee” buddy. He is a very nice man who lives alone and I asked him this year if he was going to see his family for the holidays and he told me he was not welcome at their Christmas celebrations because he is gay. He also told me that he has not spoken to his parents — who are still living and must be in their 90s — in decades because they don’t want to know their gay son and their family is ashamed of him and likes to forget he’s alive. They have erased him from their lives because he never wanted to be with a woman.
I was wondering if this kind of thing still happens to younger gay guys or is common with the gay community that you know. I understand if you don’t want to answer this and if I don’t get a response because it’s a personal question and I am sure you get a lot of people asking questions so you can’t get to them all.
But, I hope you have a merry Christmas and that you and Justin enjoyed yourselves whatever you ended up doing.I hope you were somewhere that people were kind to you and you were surrounded by people who love you.
Tori in Minneapolis
I love getting emails like this from anyone wondering anything at all about the gay community, particularly about what happens to a lot of gay men during the holidays…so of course I’ll answer your letter as best as I can. If anyone out there ever has a question like this, I will always try to answer it and enjoy the opportunity to address things you may have always wondered about Boystown.
I will note, right upfront, however, that everything I say will be purely anecdotal to my own experiences and to my understanding of the lives of my gay friends. I did not conduct any surveys before writing this. I did not go door to door in Boystown asking everyone who lives here what his take on this is. I know someone out there will chime in below in comments with “Well, I’m gay and I don’t agree with this” or “You don’t speak for everyone!”…so I’ll say right here, right now, that NO, I don’t speak for everyone and that YES I’m sure your friend’s cousin’s neighbor would have the exact opposite take on everything I say, because he’s gay but doesn’t agree with me and you need to feel important by making a point to note that.
There seems to be a whole generation (or maybe two or three generations) of people who went to public school and were taught by Leftist teachers that nothing can ever be said about anything at all in life because someone will always know of someone (or someone’s cousin or neighbor or a Britney Spears backup dancer) who had the complete opposite life experience. I think that’s garbage, because there are a great many things I can say about the “gay community” that are largely true, even if some people you may know are the exception to the rule. If something seems to happen over and over again, it’s a pattern, not a coincidence, and just because a gay guy you know has a different experience doesn’t mean the pattern doesn’t exist.
I’ll also note that when I talk about the “gay community” I speak almost exclusively about the gay male experience, since I don’t presume to speak for lesbians on anything. I’ve known some terrific gay women through the years but I’ve never been close enough to any to have them share their private thoughts on things like the holidays, so in everything that follows the deliberate lack of attention to the lives of lesbians is not meant as any affront, but instead is purely because I don’t have any basis of experience to speak for lesbians on what their holiday experiences are like.
Lesbians and gay men largely live in two separate spheres of the “gay community”: they have their own bars, restaurants, and favorite hangouts that gay men rarely frequent and we have our classic haunts. There’s no rule that says we can’t intermingle and hangout, but it’s rare for this to ever happen (usually, to be honest, because lesbians prefer keeping to themselves and gay guys are too into themselves to actively seek out lesbians for friendships). If you think of Disneyland, gay guys are in Fantasyland trying to get their pictures taken with all the princesses milling about (or critiquing the paint job on all the buildings and remarking to anyone who’d listen how they could have done it better) while the lesbians are in Frontierland scrapping over the last Davy Crockett hat in the gift shop and trying to make the last raft onto Tom Sawyer island. Never the twain shall meet, in most cases, because of a sharp divide in interests and their typical definitions of “fun”.
With all this in mind, I’m happy to give you a very candid and uncensored take on just how merry a gay Christmas is for many guys here in Boystown, based on what I’ve observed of gay life since the mid-1990s.
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Man Films Ongoing Public Masturbation Videos During Daytime Hours in Cleveland’s Galleria at Erieview Mall
[ NOTE: If you watch the video linked below -- WARNING: there's full frontal male nudity and sexual content not suitable for work or most viewers -- you'll clearly recognize the Galleria at Erieview's front doors; the video is definitely filmed inside the Galleria during daytime business hours on the inside of these doors, adjacent to where the Dollar Bank is situated inside the mall. ]
[ NOTE: If you do watch the video at the link below -- WARNING: extreme graphic content -- you'll recognize at the very end a camera pan upwards showing the glass roof of the Galleria at Erieview, as seen in this photo that also shows Erieview Tower in downtown Cleveland in the background. ]
This is honestly one of the most shocking things I have ever run across, and I can’t believe it’s happening in my hometown of Cleveland…and in the mall where I used to work in a bookstore while in high school.
The Galleria at Erieview is a now almost-abandoned (yet still gorgeous) downtown shopping mall in Cleveland, Ohio with soaring glass cathedral ceilings that were repurposed as an urban greenhouse after most of the retail tenants vacated their storefronts in the Obama economy. Back in the 1990s, I worked in the Brentano’s Bookstore in this mall and also started my first freelancing business doing window display decorations for other stores (probably due to my lifelong love of the Kim Catrall/Andrew McCarthy laffer “Mannequin”). The Galleria used to be a place where many downtown office workers had lunch, or enjoyed the beauty of this unique and gleaming modern crystal palace. It was a classy mall then, with great security, and an endless bustle of people.
So it’s disturbing that an unidentified man going by the Internet alias of “KSUHurdler” has been filming public masturbation videos inside The Galleria at Erieview during daytime operating hours when children could easily be exposed to what he’s doing. He sets up a small camera, strips naked, then masturbates in the Galleria’s entryway, bathrooms, and behind-the-stores corridors then posts these videos to the amateur porn site XTube.com.
WARNING: Do not click on this link unless you are prepared to see a graphic video of a muscular black man masturbating to climax at the East 9th Street entrance to The Galleria at Erieview. “KSUHurdler” setup his iPhone or digicam to film himself full frontal pleasuring himself with his clothes off as passers-by walk in front of the Galleria outside on East 9th Street; at one point, two people in Cleveland Browns football jackets walk through the mall’s doors behind him, which causes him to pull up his pants just as he’s ejaculating. If you need to see this video for yourself, here it is, but I have warned you it is extremely graphic in nature.
I ran across this video online today when I was Googling Cleveland to catch up on what’s been happening in my hometown, particularly with the big budget downtown construction projects of the 80s and 90s that were supposed to save the city from ruin (but didn’t). These were urban “stimulus projects” that all went bust long before Barack Obama’s squandered Trillion Dollars in federal stimulus in 2009. I’ve been following the Galleria at Erieview’s devolution from shopping mall into “urban greenhouse” for the last view years, but never thought the relative lack of foot traffic it’s experiencing could turn the place into an ad hoc porn studio.
I think this is important to write about because videos like this are part of a new subculture in the gay community where a website called XTube.com has become “the YouTube for porn”. Amateurs film themselves having sex or masturbating, often in public, and post their pornographic videos on XTube…where “fans” can even commission new videos or reward their favorite videos by donating funds to encourage more filming. XTube is not hosted in the United States and does not appear to have any sort of protections in place that would prevent minors from being exposed to this sort of pornography (either viewing it online, since there’s no age firewall, or seeing it filmed live like at The Galleria at Erieview in Cleveland).
One of the rising sexual fetishes out there is public exhibitionism, where guys are trying to one-up each other by filming themselves having sex in most “risky” places possible: such as a downtown shopping mall’s entrance court during business hours.
From as best as anyone can guess, “KSUHurdler” filmed this video on a”Browns Sunday” morning; right where he’s stationed near the entrance there’s a bank branch that would have been open Monday through Saturday, so it’s doubtful he would have been able to strip naked and masturbate while customers were going to the bank. The people walking into the mall with Browns jackets on are a clue it was a Sunday when the Cleveland Browns were playing nearby at the lakefront stadium.
I’ve called both the management company that operates the Galleria at Erieview and the Cleveland Police to alert them to what “KSUHurdler” has been up to; hopefully someone in law enforcement can track down the identity of this man and charge him with public indecency and/or endangerment of minors for doing this.
As a public service, if there are any nearly-abandoned shopping malls or other public places where fetish thrill-seekers could be filming videos like this in your community, can you take the time to call the management companies of those buildings and alert them to what “KSUHurdler” did in Cleveland?
Here in Chicago there are scores of nearly-deserted shopping malls just on Michigan Avenue alone (formerly “The Magnificent Mile” for shopping, but now these giant buildings feel more like mausoleums and vertical ghost towns). Someone like “KSUHurdler” could very easily do something like this in any one of them. With few retail tenants these days, I bet these malls have a skeleton security staff, which means these amateur pornographers could be getting away with a lot more in 2011 than they ever could before.
And with all the technology we have today and the rise of sites like XTube, people have easy access to platforms to broadcast this filth.
I really debated writing this piece and telling you about what’s been going on at the Galleria at Erieview. I hate linking to a site that has such graphic content on display, but I think you need to know that this exhibitionist fetish subculture exists because if someone is getting away with making pornography in broad daylight at the front entrance to a giant glass enclosed shopping mall in downtown Cleveland, Ohio then these fetishists are more aggressive and active than you probably ever realized.
If you have children, you need to be increasingly more concerned with running into someone like this, unfortunately. It’s a scary, scary thought.
I still can’t believe something like this is being allowed to happen at the Galleria. I remember when this used to be the safest, most upscale, classiest, and most family-friendly building in all of Cleveland.
Great Merciful Zeus, times sure have changed.
UPDATE: 530pm 12/14/11
For those of you who are asking, The Galleria at Erieview is managed by the Minshall Stewart Company, based in Bethesda, Maryland. You can email this management company HERE.
Their contact information and address are here:
7101 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1210
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone: (301) 907-9881
Fax: (301) 907-9886
Please email, fax, or call Minshall Stewart to encourage them to press criminal charges against the man filming these videos at the Galleria at Erieview.
There is a very simple way to determine his identity, but I bet Minshall Stewart won’t go to the trouble of doing it unless YOU get involved and apply some pressure for the company to jump through the required hoops.
The man filming and posting these videos at XTube.com goes by the handle “KSUHurdler” there. Minshall Stewart needs to get a court order to compel XTube.com to hand over the identity of KSUHurdler since he’s committing crimes on Minshall Stewart’s property. XTube.com has this person’s real identity, IP address, etc. on file but will not surrender it without a court order. It’s expensive to get a judge to compel a website or hosting company to turn over someone’s real identity but a giant company like Minshall Stewart can afford it (the price tag’s somewhere between $1,000-$3,000 to make this happen).
Once Minshall Stewart has the man’s identity, the company can file a criminal complaint against him with the Cleveland Police Department. The CPD will NOT get the court order forcing his identity on their own; Minshill Stewart has to do this. CPD will claim it is not a priority and they are short-staffed and have no funding to invest in this. Trust me, you are on your own whenever you need to find the true identity of someone doing anything illegal on the Internet; the police will not do this investigative work for you, but they will go after someone if you hand them everything they need to do it.
Identifying and then prosecuting this man for what he did at The Galleria at Erieview would have a chilling effect on these stunts in the exhibitionist subculture. That might be a deterrent that will prevent someone in your own community from doing something like this in the future.
Sometimes you have to just say that enough is enough. I feel that way about anything bad like this that goes on in Cleveland. I will never live in the city again, but it will always be my hometown. This man, “KSUHurdler”, is hurting my hometown by turning the Galleria into his own porn studio. I can spare a few minutes on the phone or writing emails to hound the Minshall Stewart Company to invest the resources required to identify this man and set the police after him.
It’s not in most people’s nature to ever get involved in things. Talking on the phone is scary. Filling out an email of complaint takes time. Writing to anyone, for many people, is a chore.
But we wouldn’t be where we are right now as a society if more people decided it was “their watch” and started seeing their phones and email accounts as ways they could take a stand and loudly shout that “this garbage is not going to keep happening if I have anything to say about it”.
Think about it, and hopefully you’ll join me in encouraging Minshell Stewart to take action in this ongoing matter in Cleveland, Ohio.
UPDATE #2: Here’s a good question from a reader I want to answer for all of you:
Speechless… Just speechless.
But my question is, how do you know he’s gay?
If he is, he should be doubly ashamed of himself for acting like every Bible Belt Christian’s Worst Nightmare Stereotype of how gay men behave.
I know the man who has been masturbating in The Galleria at Erieview is gay for five reasons:
1. His account at XTube.com (that he uses to post these exhibitionist videos) is clearly a gay account; he chose to use gay categories and tag words when creating his profile there that identify him as gay to other gay men.
2. The videos he has “favorited” on his XTube account are all gay videos; it’s extremely unlikely a straight man would do that.
3. If you watch the video, this man is in obsessively gym-toned shape. Some of you might argue with me on this one (and note that your straight cousin is an exception or your straight neighbor’s not gay but does this too), but it’s incredibly rare to find a straight male who is that buff. In the gyms here in Chicago for instance, a lot of straight guys workout on a very regular basis; some of them become obsessed with exercise too…but it’s the gay men who really keep themselves in the shape that “KSUHurdler” keeps himself in. The straight men who spend a lot of time in the gym are usually guys who do it for stress-relief or to maintain their weight. Some straight guys become the crazy marathon runner or cyclist guys; you can tell them immediately because they tend to look gaunt and exhausted all the time and are guys that have very strange and obsessive personalities that make them seem like they could explode at any minute. Gay guys, however, bulk up and keep themselves as trim as possible because they want the attention from other guys that this conditioning brings. It’s a peacock thing. The guy in this video is preening and exhibiting himself in a video he knows is going to be viewed by other guys exclusively. A straight guy just wouldn’t do this. Yes, there are indeed straight male bodybuilders who enjoy showing off their bodies, but these guys don’t masturbate in public and film themselves for videos that they post with gay-coded words on a fetish site like XTube. Most bodybuilders that are straight are guys that use the bodybuilding to desperately try to repair self-esteem and self-confidence issues they had before they became gym rats (I would hazard that 80% of these guys were fat kids, had bad relationships with their dads, or otherwise needed to get into the weight training to get over something emotionally scarring in their lives).
4. If you watch the video, the guy has gay-face. You can see it in his eyes, even factoring out the fact that he’s engaged in something that’s distracting him, he’s still got gay-face that makes him look a little like RuPaul Charles if RuPaul was an extremely buff, zero body fat, fetishist publicly masturbating at the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland.
5. The guy uses “Poppers” at the start of the video. “Poppers” are a drug used in the gay community that is sold over-the-counter at sex shops and even novelty stores in gay neighborhoods; this drug comes in small vials that many gay guys carry in their pockets to sniff every now and then to get sexually charged. Poppers are comprised mainly of amyl nitrate (“video head cleaner”). They are low-grade smelling salts, essentially (remember in old movies when someone would faint and another person would magically appear with something that would be passed under the fainter’s nose, instantly waking that person up? That’s amyl nitrate). Gay bathhouses in Chicago like Steamworks or Man’s Country (where both Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel used to frequently “play”) have vending machines that dispense Poppers, lube, condoms, and all sorts of other sexual gear the way regular vending machines spit out Doritos or Lays chips. Let’s put it this way: it’s as likely for a straight guy to be using Poppers as it is for a straight guy to be rocking out to Madonna or Lady Gaga on his iPod while walking down the street wearing a little Yassir Arafat-style scarf with his hair styled into a cupie-doll-esque “faux hawk”. There’s nothing stopping straight guys from blaring Madonna or Gaga or getting their hair cut like that or whatever, and there’s nothing stopping straight guys from buying and using Poppers, but it’s just not something straight guys do.
One of the reasons I write about “the Dark Side of Boystown’s Rainbow” and share things like this is because a not insignificant number of emails always come in from straight people who insist these looks behind the curtain at what really goes on inside “the gay community” are enlightening and revelatory in many ways.
Barack Obama was a regular visitor to the Man’s Country bathhouse here in Chicago before he became a US Senator, which means the current President of the United States more likely than not used Poppers and behaved in public the way the man in this video is behaving (though, by all accounts, he is not as well-endowed). You’ll never read any of that in the agenda-driven media, but if you ever want to really understand Obama and the things that he’s doing in the Oval Office, you need to remember the sorts of things he got up to in the bathhouses.
There are a lot of men in elected office — right now — who do all sorts of bizarre sexual things on a regular basis. In the last two years alone, we heard all about the antics of Congressmen Massa, Wu, and Weiner. No doubt as the 2012 election draws closer, we’ll hear about even more. Sex and politics are always linked because so many of these elected officials breathe such rareified air and so believe they are untouchable that they engage in all sorts of risky activity of their own.
You’re never going to stop what happens in the bathhouses (or the shower room in the Congressional gym), but you can put an end to this sort of stuff happening in public shopping malls in cities like Cleveland if you demand the management companies pursue criminal charges against men like “KSUHurdler”.
Is Barack Obama Gay? Part III: What’s It Like Inside A Chicago Gay Bathhouse Like the One Obama Used to Frequent As A State Senator?
WARNING: This Video Might Not Be Appropriate to Watch At Work The video above is a rare look inside a real Chicago gay bathhouse (located on Halsted and named Steamworks) that contains the bare backsides of several jockstrap-clad performers (employees of Sidetrack the Video Bar named Jason Scott Gall, Eddie Budz, Kyle Krytemeyer, and Jimmy Kays moonlighting as Jane Russell and friends from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ “Ain’t There Anyone Here For Love?” dance number). There’s no frontal nudity, but several clear shots (from behind, or of behinds, as the caboose may be) of Jason, Eddie, and Kyle scampering through the bathhouse in just jocks or precariously-wrapped towels — as well as a truly gruesome makeup job on cross-dressing Jimmy Kays (whose alter-ego in Boystown is “Tiffany Chanel” and who behaves in the video much the way I’d imagine Barack Obama behaved himself when frequenting the Andersonville bathhouse Man’s Country back in the 1990s). There’s nothing sexual in the video, but I don’t think it would be appropriate to play if you are reading this at work (unless you happen to work at either Steamworks or Sidetrack in which case, seriously, put some clothes on for a change because it’s December outside).
Ever since investigative journalist Wayne Madsen wrote about Barack Obama frequenting gay Chicago bathhouse Man’s Country in the Andersonville neighborhood back when he was an Illinois state senator in the 1990s and early 2000s, I’ve seen comments from straight readers wondering what it’s really like inside a bathhouse — but for obvious reasons, bathhouses (here in Chicago at least) frown on allowing any sort of photography or video posting due to the expectations of anonymity possessed by all the men (such as the current President of the United States, Barack Obama) who are members of these “private clubs” (which are really just places to club other guys’ privates).
The above video (which I’ll say again is probably NSFW (not safe for work) due to glimpses of bare, jock-strapped backsides) is the only one I’ve ever seen that gives an outsider a decent idea of what it’s really like in a bathhouse; it was produced by Sidetrack’s staff in their in-house editing room and has been played in the bar several times already on their giant video screens (compelling delight, or abject horror, as the case (or viewer) may be with many things projected much larger than their actual size).
In November of 2011, the agenda-driven media decided to wage all-out-war on several of the contenders for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: the website Politico.com cited anonymous sources in its zealotry to use insinuations about Herman Cain’s past sexcapades to derail his political campaign; “journalists” knowingly repeated long-refuted lies about Newt Gingrich’s marital troubles (please note, once and for all, that it’s NOT true that Gingrich divorced his wife while she was dying of cancer and that her ghost still hates him, as his former wife is still very much alive and thinks enough of him to still take part as a non-ghost in holiday celebrations with him and the rest of the family, who are also not ghosts); and the agenda-driven media has enthusiastically encouraged the rumor that Michele Bachmann’s husband is gay (something the Gaystapo — that faction of the Left comprised of gay writers, comedians, and talking heads — has dedicated itself to repeating to shoot Bachmann down in the polls).
Hence, it’s FINALLY not only professional but, I’d say, required for everyone to talk openly and frequently about Barack Obama being gay, Barack Obama having ongoing sexcapades with men even after grooming his beard Michelle Antoinette for the down-low charade they’ve presented for twenty odd years, and Barack Obama engaging in all manner of shenanigans in a Chicago gay bathhouse similar (though not as chrome-y and well-lit) as the one featured in the video above.
Isn’t the “Tolerant Left” always insisting that everyone in this country needs to think, act, behave, and do exactly as they do, because they’re always right while conservatives are always wrong?
Well, if it’s acceptable to use anonymous sources to write about sexcapades Herman Cain allegedly engaged in decades ago…
and if it’s journalistic practice to waste ink speculating about what really went on in Newt Gingrich’s marriage…
and if it’s so much fun to talk about Michele Bachmann’s husband supposedly being gay…
then WHY NOT just answer every question anyone on Earth has ever had about what Barack Obama more likely than not (according to the standards set by journalists above) got up to during frequent visits to the Chicago gay bathhouse Man’s Country?
Read below the fold for a thorough tour of an actual Chicago gay bathhouse with screengrabs (no nudity, I promise) of what the inside really looks like…so you can pretend to be a member of the agenda-driven media for a while and accept as hard, indefatigable truth everything anonymous sources have ever said about what the current President of the United States did with nude or towel and/or jockstrap-clad men before he ran for the United States Senate and the Presidency.