House votes to repeal ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a compromise to repeal the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law that bans openly gay people from serving in the military.

The vote of 234-194 in favor of an amendment sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) moved Congress closer to scrapping the Clinton-era law. Also on Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted in favor of repealing the law.

“We honor the values of our nation and we close the door on fundamental unfairness,” Pelosi said.

Twenty-six Democrats voted against the amendment while five Republicans voted for it.

The five Republicans who voted for the bill are Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Anh “Joseph” Cao (La.), Charles Djou (Hawaii), Ron Paul (Texas) and Judy Biggert (Ill.). Several vulnerable Democrats also voted for the repeal amendment, including Reps. Walt Minnick (Idaho), Jerry McNerney (Calif.) and Michael McMahon (N.Y.). Other Democrats in tight races voted against the amendment, including Rep. Earl Pomeroy (N.D.).

The chief congressional proponents of repeal reached an agreement with the Obama administration to repeal the policy only after the Pentagon finishes its review of repeal implementation and President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen certify that it can be achieved consistent with the military’s standards of readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion and recruitment and retention.

Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute To E. Lynn Harris

“Visible Lives” is a powerful tribute to the late Harris in which three authors present new novellas in the genre E. Lynn helped to create. Dean conceived the idea and concept for the tribute book, “Visible Lives” and enlisted the contributions of fellow authors Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy.

Terrence Dean

In “Visible Lives,” readers are introduced to three novellas House of John, The Intern and Is it Still Jood to Ya. In House of John, Jesse Templeton is a thirty-eight year old freelance photographer still reeling from a recent breakup with his live-in boyfriend Sean. He thinks he’s done with love -that is until finds he starts falling for a gorgeous local at an annual sex retreat in Santo Domingo. In The Intern, workaholic television executive Chase Kennedy finds himself drawn to the office’s new intern, sexy college student and basketball star Quincy Thornberry. Things couldn’t be going better until Chase learns that Quincy’s father may be the man he lost both his virginity and his heart to years prior. Lastly in Is It Still Jood to Ya?, actor Raheim Rivers is anxious to be reunited with his lover Mitchell Crawford after being away a long time. Uncertain about the future of their relationship, Raheim and Mitchell are forced to confront their issues and each other when a summer blackout strands them together in New York.

The book is in stores today!

" "B" Stands for Boring Bottoms"

I read this blog from my boy, Immanuel, who resides in DC. I don’t know about DC but this blog is right on for the all the bottoms in the ATL. Check out his blog – Confessions of a Down-Low Brother. Very good reading!

Here is his blog post!

I’m going to catch some heat for writing this blog entry. But hey, I don’t care. I have to get this off my chest.

Gay men divide themselves into myriad categories — tops, bottoms, versatile, versatile tops, versatile bottoms. Often the lines blur — you will find a guy who is mostly a top who will flip and take dick from certain guys. It all depends on the mood, the unexplainable chemistry that occurs between two men when they get down.

In my journey from the straight to gay world I’ve run across all types. And the type that I’m beginning to detest are so called “power bottoms”- or guys who are exclusively into taking dick for as long as they can. To me it seems that bottoms like this believe the world revolves around their puckered assholes.

“I want to sit on that dick,” they would text me when I visited gay hookup Web sites. “I want that big black dick.”

“My azz is tite papi, come loosen it up.”

“Come fuck me. Call 917-555-2989,” another would write.

No flirting. No foreplay. No conversation. It’s all about getting my big dick hard and into their asses at warp speed.

There is a bottom guy I have fucked who is handsome as hell — tall, muscled, and very dark skinned with a shadow beard. “Sebastian” looks like a gay man’s dream. But he is a typical selfish bottom. It’s all about his pleasure, He gives little play or passion. It’s all about getting a dick in his ass so he can experience that fine line of pain and pleasure that is anal sex.

Less than five minutes after you walk in the door Sebastian will turn his ass up in the air and assume the position. I guess he thinks his big, muscle ass is so appealing it will get any gay dick hard in seconds.The rest of the session is about fucking him. When you get tired of fucking him he will urge you to stick one finger, two finger, and eventually half your hand up his ass.
His ass’ capacity astounds me. Where does it all go?

“Next time Immanuel bring more of your friends with big dicks so y’all can take turns fucking me,” he said.

Ummm,” I think to myself. “I don’t think so. I don’t want to inflict this boredom on anybody else.”

What a lot of bottoms like Sebastian don’t realize is that good sex is not about just getting a dick hard and fucking it. It’s so much more. It’s flirting, foreplay, caressing, kissing, massage. To me, fucking someone has become optional or the icing on top of the cake of an intense session.

Another problem is population of bottoms is so large they are a cheap commodity. You can get ass just walking down the street. Oh, you didn’t know that? Just read some of my blog entries.So in order to set themselves apart bottoms really have to have some skills. My advice to “power” bottoms:
  • Keep your body in shape. With so many bottoms on the market being fit is an asset. There is nothing sadder than an older, fat bottom with a stretched ass and a size 44 waist.
  • Get off your back and close your legs for a minute. Learn how to pleasure your man in ways besides straight fucking. Try massage. Nipple play etc. Don’t insist on fucking at the top of a session, let it build up to that.
  • Invest in a good dildo and learn how to use it. Because with the shortage of good tops you are going to need a toy when the real thing is not in reach.
Is he telling the truth? What’s your thoughts on his blog?