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Joan Armatrading Continues 'Charming Life'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Is she the one that sounds like Tracy Chapman?" That's a question often posed when explaining the musical wonderment of Joan Armatrading.

Leave Lindsey and Michael Steele Alone! (Bonus Video)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

America, worry about your own addictions, and leave Lindsey alone. And Democrats, worry about the two wars you are funding and conducting, and stop worrying about those that are pointing out that they're now yours.

Stop The Gayhunt on Massa and Listen to Kennedy

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Leave Massa alone -- he's a hot gay, bi, or questioning mess who is having a stress related breakdown. It's time to talk about what really matters for this country: the men and women overseas.

Majority Rule -- Majority Party Major Mistake

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

So the minority president from the majority party has finally given the majority party permission to rule by majority vote. Unfortunately, this may be too little too late.

Short and Sweet, Money is Obama's Priority

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The Obama administration, the House, and the Senate have remained silent, sitting on the sidelines as tax paying Americans must struggle and fight for equality in the courts.

Pro Prop. 8 Attorney Cooper: You Can't Destroy Bigotry By Erasing Tapes

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The lead defense attorney in the Prop 8 case has asked the judge in the case to destroy the video tapes of the proceedings so far.

A Christian Conservative That Cared

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

His name was William Wilberforce. He's proof an evangelical Christian conservative can be a good person.

After the Marches and Speeches, Things Worse or the Same

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

President Obama's speech to the Human Rights Campaign was inspirational, stirring, and, like most performances not backed up by any action, meant nothing.

It's Not Maine, It's the Process

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The fact is, no civil right should be left up to the masses. Our founders were very clear about equality in the Constitution.

Grammy Goes Pop And Never Comes Back

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Grammy has always walked a tightrope between what is commercial and what is artistically satisfying, but the 2010 nominees show that commercialism and corporatism have a strong hold on the awards.

Why Is Obama Firing Dan Choi?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Dan Choi's poignant point fell on deaf ears at his hearing and while he is still an active soldier, he has been recommended for discharge under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, something the Commander in Chief could halt.

It's Only an Act of Terror If it Terrorizes

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Last weekend America had the chance to be in the driver's seat, in a position of power. Instead, American media, and officials, chose the victim route focusing on our vulnerability rather than our resilience.

A City and Nation of Bystanders

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

How could any American, any human, stand by as another is brutally raped? How could other Americans join in, jeer, take photos and videos with their c...

Thanksgiving On The Island Of Misfit Toys

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

Holidays are for families. I am so proud to be a member of a community that acknowledges that by creating families from the most unlikely of people in the most unusual of ways.

Yes, Scots, That's Outrageous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

There's a wacked out reward system going on in world culture these days

One Smart Blonde

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

As in true Hollywood fashion, Elle gets her man (the right one) and happy endings are doled out all around to the deserving, the audience stands and cheers and the curtain falls.

Freedom Without Equality Is Just a Medal

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Let's hope Barack does more than award Harvey Milk: Let's hope he takes the spirit and lessons Milk taught and actually begins changing things for members of his country still oppressed by institutionalized bigotry and religious dogma.

The Man Goes Through the Mirror

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

He died trying. He kept going. He gathered up his "mess" and always kept it moving forward.

A Clunky Way to Spend Billions

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent Cash for Clunker legislation passed by Congress as part of the $106 billion war funding bill is a complete and total waste of a billion dollars short term, four billion long term.

Two Parties No Party for America

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our leaders have all morphed in to one large, non-identified, political animal that proports to stand for something but has ended up standing for very little at all.

CA Court Refuses Charter, Fails to Defend Constitution

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

California Court Proves Theocracy Alive and Well It's a shame gay means happy, because today in California there's not much for anyone to be happy ab...

Marine's Deaths Focus Pentagon and Civilians on Motorcycle Safety

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles Karel Bouley

As America retools and rethinks the way we move about, motorcycles have got to be part of the national solution.

Joe the Plumber is Queer

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Time to evolve past Joe the Plumber, past Rush Limbaugh, past the politics and ideology that verge on those that launched the Spanish Inquisition.

The Majority of Muslims Who Attend Mosque Weekly Feel Torturing For Their Cause Is Just**

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's time America wake up to the fact that Christians in this country have become just as radicalized (albeit in other ways) as those who pervert Islam (or insert religion here) elsewhere.

A Terrorized City and Traumatized Nation

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Never again, we won't be terrorized, we can't let them win, we're more prepared than ever before.