The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Updates from yesterday

Kris Allen won American Idol, and no one was more surprised than Kris himself.

"Are you freakin' serious? ... It feels good man, but Adam deserves this. I don't even know what to feel right now. This is crazy. Thank you so much."

I said yesterday that gays would feel cheated if Adam did not win, and sure, the greater talent did belong to Adam. But like my friend Glenn said (in response to my facebook status) "Adam will be a huge star but Kris needed the win."

CW says that most of the Gokey votes went to Kris, and that is what propelled him past Adam.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution was sure that Adam Lambert would win, and posted this at 10:11 (Eastern time) last night after the winner was announced:

From towleroad , who also reported that this was the fault of the AP, not the AJC.

Be sure to read my Western Tribune column this week (about the occupational tax), posted directly below this.

And the California Supreme Court posted this on their site yesterday:

Forthcoming Opinion Filings
May 20 2009 -- No opinions were announced for filing on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

There is no pending notice of forthcoming opinion filings. When opinions are expected to file, notices are generally posted the day before. Opinions are normally filed Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

There was a rumor that San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome asked the court to delay the filing so as not to coincide with the White Night Riots anniversary, but his office denied that.

The California Courts are closed Monday, so we shouldn't expect an opinion then.

Here's Kris singing "Ain't No Sunshine."

And there's some strange goings on in a neighboring city. That's all I can say right now. (But I'm not talking about Midfield's mayor, though I might real soon).


Stacy said...

Oh those poor gays. They feel 'cheated' because their 'boy' didn't win.

He MUST have been more talented and he OBVIOUSLY deserved to win because....HE WAS GAY.

But he DIDN'T. Low and behold he a heterosexual man who is married to - of all things - a WOMAN. There MUST be something fishy going on here.

Bhamdaniel said...

Oh, how the heck does anyone know anything about Adam's sexual preference and why would that even matter? Are you actually saying that the public decides all issues based on a perceived notion of anyone's sexuality? Well,it certainly made no difference when it was the, "no, I'm not a gay guy," Clay Aken, among many more I'm sure, like say all the others who'll never be, "famous," Simon AmstellJohn Barrowman Boy GeorgeMichael Cashman MEP
Ellen DegeneresThe Fab FiveJodie FosterStephen Fry
Stephen GatelyAndrew Hayden-SmithElton JohnAmy Lamé
k.d. langMatt LucasIan McKellenGeorge Michael
Graham NortonRosie O'DonnellDavid PaisleyChristopher Rice
David SedarisBryan SingerMichael StipePeter Tatchell
Tila TequilaDale WintonWill Young;Portia de Rossi (Ally McBeal)
Cynthia Nixon (Sex & The City)
Alex Parks (Fame Academy)
Jill Jackson (Speedway)
Rupert Everett (Shrek, My Best Friend's Wedding)
George Hosato Takei (StarTrek; Sulu)
Martina Navratilova (Tennis player)
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)
Marc Almond (Soft Cell)
Peaches (musician)
Tegan and Sara Quin (Tegan & Sara, band)
Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm, De: Sommerstrum)
Robert Newton (athlete)
Mark Feehily (Westlife)
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Shortbus)
Anne Heche (actor)
Darren Hayes (Savage Garden)
Rhona Cameron (comedian)
Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan (TV interior design couple)
Edwin Morgan (Scottish national poet)
Evan Davis (journalist, Dragons' Den (UK) presenter)
Scott Mills (BBC Radio 1 DJ)
Russell T Davies (writer; Queer As Folk, Dr Who)
Derren Brown (magician, illusionist)
Lance Bass (N Sync)
and many, many more...
Adam was most certainly the very BEST artist to appear on American Idol in years! So, yeah I guess I'll do some fishing today if it's not raining; but I won't marry one!