Monthly Archives: February 2009

Utah: Online Porn Capital Of The USA

It’s kind of fascinating that Utah turns out to be the highest per capita consumer of online porn, innit? A Harvard Business School study has compared two years of online porn purchases with the zip codes attached to the purchasers’ credit cards. “When it comes to adult entertainment, it seems people are more the same than different,” says Benjamin Edelman ...

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Girl, You Are Wearing That Drag!

“Girl, you are wearing that drag!” said Miss Patti Labelle to one of an endless stream of stagefront admirers at Thursday’s over the top concert of the reunited Labelle at the Beacon Theater in NYC. Aaron and I had great seats just a few rows behind none other than Ashford and Simpson themselves. Fancy! The audience mostly comprised keening gay ...

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New Commenting System

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve installed a new commenting system here on JMG. A host of new features await you. You can vote comments up or down or you can mark then as “offensive.” If ten or more of your fellow commenters find your message to be assholish, it will be collapsed. (Just like on YouTube.) Speaking of YouTube, you ...

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Nation’s #1 Anti-Gay Hater James Dobson Steps Down At Focus On The Family

James Dobson, one of the architects of a rabidly anti-gay national evangelical movement, has resigned as chairman of Focus On The Family, which he founded thirty years ago to further Christianist moral crusades in pursuit of an American theocracy. But don’t get too excited – Dobson is merely stepping down so that somebody younger can reinvigorate the hate. Dobson, 72, ...

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GLAAD Counts The Oscar Kisses

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2nd Suspect Nabbed In Sucuzhanay Case

One day after local TV stations played toll booth surveillance video showing him laughing and joking minutes after committing a brutal anti-gay murder, Keith Phoenix has been arrested for the killing of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay. Phoenix’s accomplice was captured and confessed on Wednesday. Sucuzhanay was beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat after being mistaken for gay because ...

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Pay As You Go

To about about a no-frills airline: Irish carrier Ryanair, Europe’s largest budget airline, might start charging passengers for using the toilet while flying, chief executive Michael O’Leary said on Friday. “One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people ...

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La-Z-Girl

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Obama Nationality Myth Continues To Fester Across Wingnutosphere

Three months after the election and the wingnuts still are still devoting jillions of pixels to the “Obama is not a U.S. citizen” bunk. At the moment, no less than seven stories on WingNutDaily’s front page are about lawsuits, recall petitions, “proof” of forged birth certificates, etc etc. Yesterday one of the chief architects of this ninnery, Peter Berg, went ...

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Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver: Gay Marriage Will Lead To A Nation Of Violent Criminals

Liberty Counsel radio host Mat Staver spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday to warn everybody that the kids of married gay parents will grow up to be serial killers. Or something. Apparently, having no father figure around the home is a guaranteed express ticket to the big house. Hmm, what if you have two father figures at ...

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ZOMG!1!! Federal Imprisonment For Christians Is Right Around The Corner!

According to the title of the latest missive from the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, if a federal hate crimes bill passes, “Federal Imprisonment For Christians Is Right Around The Corner.” Why should you be fuming and taking action before you even finish reading this? Because these two bills that are going to be sent to President Barack Obama’s desk will silence ...

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Domestic Partners Bill Dies In New Mexico

For the third year in a row, the New Mexico Senate has rejected a domestic partners bill. The New Mexico Senate just voted down a bill that would have recognized domestic partnerships by a 25-17 vote. Ten Democrats joined the body’s 15 Republicans in voting against the bill, which would have given many of the same benefits enjoyed by married ...

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Secret Recipee

I don’t usually do “news of the weird” type posts, but this one from New Hampshire amused me. A Hazmat call to a Manchester Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was determined to have been sparked by a hoax call, police said. Firefighters were called to the restaurant on Hooksett Road because employees reported eye and skin irritation from a fire extinguisher. ...

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At Joe The Plumber’s DC Book Signing

Impressive, huh? He sold five books.

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“It’s The Stupidest Tea Party I Was Ever At In My Life!” Said Alice

Wingnuts around the nation will gather today for symbolic “Boston tea parties” to protest the banking bailout and Obama’s stimulus plan. Protesters will appear at various city landmarks and waterfronts around the nation to lower a ceremonial teabag into the ceremonial mouth of the government. Except in Iowa, where the state says you need an environmental impact study before you ...

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The End Of Virgin

Virgin Megastore has announced that it will close its San Francisco location at the end of April. NYC’s Times Square store closes then too, with the Union Square store following at the end of May. That leaves the chain with three remaining locations: Denver, Orlando, and Hollywood. However an industry insider tells me today that those three stores will shutter ...

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Colorado State Sen. Dave Schultheis Is The Second Worst Person In The World

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Democracy Comes To DC (Probably)

Residents of Washington DC will at last have representation in Congress. Probably. By a vote of 61-37, the Senate passed a bill providing full voting representation for the nation’s capital in the House of Representatives, nearly ensuring that the measure will become law this time around. While advocates were declaring victory already, a court fight almost definitely looms over the ...

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I’m Killing The Chronicle

Yesterday San Francisco’s CBS station ran a piece about how blogs are killing newspapers, using the example of how many blogs used the SF Chronicle’s story about legalizing marijuana as a source. Amusingly, the reporter used this here website thingy as one his examples, inserting his face into my facehole on this blog. Can’t embed it, go look here. I ...

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Ongina Delivers Gift To LGBT High School

The NYT City Room blog reports that RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Ongina has hand-delivered a $25,000 donation from the MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund to NYC’s Hetrick-Martin High school, which serves LGBT students who’ve had difficulty in regular public schools. The school is noted for being a space where students do not have to conform, where girls can declare their orientation ...

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