Monthly Archives: August 2007

Merkel Über Alles

Forbes has published their annual list of the most powerful women in the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list for the second year in a row, but Condoleeza Rice falls to #4. Oprah’s at #21, Hillary at #25, Nancy Pelosi at #26. Rankings are calculated based on a composite of visibility (based on press mentions) and economic impact ...

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HomoQuotable – Keith Griffith

“Most cruisers don’t want to engage in sex in public. They want to meet someone in a public space and then try to be discreet—maybe in a stall or a cubicle or maybe behind a bush. The most important thing to note about Senator Craig is that there was no sex involved. I keep waiting for the news media to ...

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Iowa Judge: Not So Fast

As mentioned several posts down, yesterday an Iowa judge struck down that state’s Defense of Marriage Act. Wasting no time, two Iowa men were married on their front lawn this morning. But at 11am, after 20 gay couples had filed for marriage licenses, the same judge issued a verbal stay of his order, pending the appeal of his decision to ...

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Seedy Senators

Breathing so heavyNext to my neighbourLet’s get acquaintedGetting to know youFeeling sleazyIn seedy sin city Hands of a strangerGetting to know youAnd I’m getting to like yoooooooou In tribute to Sen. Craig, here’s a flashback to 1981, Soft Cell’s paean to anonymous sex, Seedy Films, from their fantastic debut album, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Man, I love this track.

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Tony Snow Steps Down

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow announced his resignation today, effective Sept. 14th. Snow’s resignation has been expected for weeks as he has mentioned recently that his government salary is inadequate. Snow is also suffering from cancer. Some blogs are buzzing that Snow stepped up his stepping down as a Republican ploy to help smother the potential news of Larry ...

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Craig Likely To Resign Today

GOP insiders are leaking news of Sen. Larry Craig’s probable resignation today. Several prominent Republicans have called for Craig to resign, but the RNC has held off doing the same so far, hoping that Craig would take the step on his own. Barney Frank, who’s had his own run with sexual scandal, said earlier this week that Craig should not ...

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Hillary On Letterman

Sen. Clinton appeared on Letterman last night, talking about the Iraq morass and reading the show’s top ten list, “Hillary Clinton’s Top Ten Campaign Promises.” Mildly amusing.

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Broadway Friday

– The 25th anniversary edition of Forbidden Broadway opens in previews today at the 47th Street Theatre. Spoofing Grey Gardens, Curtains, Spring Awakening, and Legally Blonde among others, Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakenings features Jared Bradshaw, Janet Dickinson, Valerie Fagan and Michael West with David Caldwell on piano. – Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5: The Musical will hit Broadway in the ...

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No Room At The Inn For LaBarbera

Worried about protests from gay activists, a Holiday Inn in Naperville, Illinois has cancelled an October fund-raising banquet for “Americans For Truth“, the anti-gay group headed by the butt-sex obsessed Peter LaBarbera. “When a hotel chain is willing to cancel a Christian group’s event due to a potential protest by a homosexual activist group, it’s a sad day in America,” ...

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Morning View – Feral Cats

Riding my bike around Roosevelt Island, I ran across a few volunteers tending to a large colony of feral cats. The cat ladies out there recently formed a group called Island Cats, which operates a TNR (trap/neuter/return) program. They told me that the feral colonies on the island number about 100 cats, but many die during the winter. I don’t ...

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GOP Closet Cruisers’ Profiles Exposed!

I ripped this bit of hilarity off from Queerty, who got it from a “particularly clever, presumably unemployed, bored reader.” Well done, mystery man. Please come forward for some well-earned credit.

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Iowa Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

An Iowa judge struck down that state’s Defense of Marriage Act today, ruling it unconstitutional. Lambda Legal and Iowa’s former counsel general represented six couples denied marriage licenses in 2005, arguing that under equal access and due process guarantees in Iowa’s state constitution, the couples should not have been barred from marrying. The Iowa Civil Liberties Union and others filed ...

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Zing Tones

OK, I can’t decide. Will the PC police get bent out of shape over this? I gotta admit, it made me laugh. It’s hard to tell if this is a real ad or a parody, but I’m guessing parody.

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NYC Knows Where You Are

In a precedent-setting decision, a New York judge has ruled that the city can fire a 21-year employee of the school system after GPS-tracking secretly installed on his city-issued cellphone revealed that he had left the job early on 83 occasions and may have falsified his timecards to cover his tracks. Although the secret tracking also revealed that the employee ...

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Looney Tunes

One-time Jon-Benet Ramsey murder suspect and batshit loon John Mark Karr told the Bay Area Reporter this week that the reason he was in Thailand when police caught up with him was that he was seeking gender reassignment surgery to alter his appearance enough to elude capture. Karr says he doesn’t have any “driving desire” to become a woman and ...

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Craigapalooza

Step aside Miss Teen South Carolina, move over Chocolate Rain, YouTube is sagging under the weight of hundreds of Larry Craig parodies, news clips, and late night recaps. Here’s a few of the best ones, including some common sense from Dan Savage, who is interviewed by Rick “Shocking!” Sanchez. Was there comedy before YouTube? It’s hard to remember.

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Open Thread Thursday

This morning I had to wait about 10 minutes to buy a bagel at Hot & Crusty, which, by the way, is just about the worst name for a chain of restaurants ever. While in line, I was treated to one of the dumbest/funniest/oldest discussions, with the conversation eventually taking over all the customers. The cashiers were even chiming in. ...

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Morning View – Cedar Hill

The Central Park Conservancy has been rehabbing Cedar Hill over the last two decades, transforming one of the most blighted areas of the park into the lush picnicking and sunbathing area you see here. Before pictures are here.

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“Oh, man. What a great day. I fucking live for the day when every asshole out there bilking gullible Christians out of their hard-earned dough—from the Nazi pope on down—is told the same damn thing: Get a fucking job, you parasite.” – Dan Savage, responding to the statement by Ted Haggard’s “overseers” that Haggard “won’t be fundraising for a Monument ...

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GLAAD: Tucker Carlson And MSNBC
Must Apologize

GLAAD has issued a statement demanding that Tucker Carlson and MSNBC apologize for “remarks made Tuesday night that appear to condone violent assault.” As several JMG readers noted in the post below this one, today Carlson issued this statement, written in response to GLAAD’s complaint: Let me be clear about an incident I referred to on MSNBC last night: In ...

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