Some depicted him in drag (no big surprise there after all, this is a guy who’s performed at countless campy cabarets); others showed the putative American Idol passionately smooching gasp! another man.To his credit, Lambert took it in stride, refusing to comment at length on the so called “scandal.” Instead, he simply grinned and said, “I know who I am.” For a competition decided by the popular votes of Americans, many of whom make no secret of their opposition to homosexuality, Lambert’s unruffled response was powerful. His sexual orientation is still officially ambiguous (or at least as ambiguous as it gets for a male member of the touring cast of Wicked), and there are those who’d argue Lambert should’ve taken this moment on the Idol stage to come out loud and proud. In a weird way, though, I wonder if his implicit message why would I care what you think? Why should you care who shares my bed? is a much stronger statement, especially when it comes to the less progressive members of his fan base.Ultimately, there are much more notable factors at play in American Idol’s Season 8 showdown than playing “Is he or isn’t he?” with Adam Lambert.
Nike produced a few Nike Mag versions for charity, and even sent Michael J. Fox a pair. This is the first time the self lacing technology will be available in a mass produced shoe. But a stellar earnings report Thursday may put those fears to rest. Moody’s lead retail analyst Charlie O’Shea called it “a banner quarter on multiple fronts.”Overall sales at US stores open at least a year rose 4.5%. Walmart (WMT) also raised its outlook for the year.The stock soared 9%, helping the Dow to a gain of almost 400 points, its best showing in four months.Walmart’s Sam’s Club warehouse unit, a competitor of Costco (COST) and BJ’s Wholesale (BJ), reported same store sales growth of 5%, the best in six years.And Walmart reasserted itself as a leader in the supermarket business.
Saying he lose is missing the whole point of discussion. It not about him eventually being killed, all 50 of him. It about the whole logistics required by the player base to remove an asshole that is wielding the power of 50. The profanity in To Kill a Mockingbird is mild, considering the spectrum possible today. I don’t like the word n_ _ _ _ r, even in a historical explanation, but the word is a reality of the period. In middle school when I’d been required to read the book, I’d already heard the few expletives and name calling that it contained..