Monday Watercooler: Kagan gets a new job offer and White saves SNL
It’s Kagan. I’m sure the Republican opposition is in full research mode this morning. President Obama picked U.S. solicitor general Elena Kagan  to be an associate Justice of the Supreme Court. As the dean of Harvard Law, Kagan challenged the Solomon Amendment , an attempt by Congress to deny federal funds from colleges and universities that barred military recruiters from their campuses.
RIP Lena Horne . The legendary singer died last night. Her career covered it all, from musicals , Gap ads, and Sesame Street . In everything, she had no peer. Goodnight sweet princess.
Lacrosse player comes out. No one on the team cares. Andrew McIntosh  is a co-captain of the Oneonta men’s lacrosse team. He came out and there was no backlash. A sign to gay athletes that the tide is changing.
Rekers’ book cover explains a whole lot. I’m stealing this from the Unzipped  boys. Everyone has been having good chuckles over the George Rekers ‘ bought boy drama. Side note: looks like Rekers  is a stingy john, which is low class. Being good to your rent boy is a sign your mom raised you right. Anyway old man Rekers is an author of note. His book is called “Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Identity.” Here is the cover. I’m saying nothing. Nothing.
Betty White on Saturday Night Live . I know people go crazy over White’s work in The Golden Girls —morning Angel — but she earned my love in The Mary Tyler Moore Show . Her character Sue Ann Nivens was pitch perfect. Did you watch SNL? What did you think? From all accounts it was a good show, but it is SNL. The bar is low.
Sometimes the law disappoints. Like most of you I’m ticked at the jury in the Hakim Scott  trial, one of the men involved in the murder of Jose Sucuzhanay. Maybe I need to remove these rose colored glasses, but I’m going to give the jurors the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully he will see a full 25 years for his dreadful crime.
Gay sex is nasty, but be nice to those who practice it. Hope College’s Board of Trustees  is a firm believer in the “love sinner, hate the sin” ideology when the matters are the gay. Of course it’s rare to see much love whenever this line is thrown out.
A victim of history and time? Look at this article on Clay M. Greene , the Sonoma County  man whose relationship has gone national. He insists he and Harold Scull were just roommates and not married. This makes sense. For the 78 year old, to be gay is to be silent. Sonoma County officials maintain everything they did was because of physical abuse against Scull. Of course they filed no criminal charges.
Gay activists applaud Kagan – tepidly
Tuesday Watercooler: Supreme Court divided on discrimination
Thursday’s Watercooler: Oprah goes primetime and Lady Gaga stands up for gay teens
Friday Watercooler: Palin/Bachmann 2012…Hell Yeah!