Monthly Archives: April 2009

Maine Governor Calls Calls Blogger To Discuss Support Of Marriage Bill

In a surprising move, Maine Gov. John Baldacci called the home of Pam’s House Blend blogger Louise yesterday to say he was reconsidering his position about signing the marriage equality bill should it reach his desk. Baldacci has been saying he was undecided for several weeks. On Tuesday the Maine Judiciary Committee strongly endorsed the bill and sent it on ...

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Bye Matt

Everybody’s pick for next to go, Matt Giraud, was indeed next to go. The shocker was Adam Lambert placing in the bottom two. Immediately the fan forums lit up with cries of “set-up!” and “rigged!” as devotees speculated that the producers were engaging in shenanigans. Two words: Chris Daughtry.

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your favorite instrumental movie theme? I’m devoted to the work of Ennio Morricone – everything from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly to Cinema Paradiso to my all time favorite Mission To Mars. Below is the track The Martian, which is heard towards the end of the film. Mournful, wistful, majestic. The clip on the left is from ...

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Hate Crimes Bill Passes U.S. House!

After hours of contentious debate during which GOP members of the House parroted numerous lies funneled to them by the American Family Association, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HR 1913) passed by a vote of 249-175. Democrats opposing: 17. Republicans in favor: 18. Yesterday Sen. Ted Kennedy introduced a Senate version of the bill. President Obama has ...

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GOP Liars At The Podium

The debate has just ended and the vote is about to commence, but check out Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) calling the murder of Matthew Shepard “a hoax.” Rep. Foxx: “The bill was named after a very unfortunate incident that happened, where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of robbery. ...

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SHOCKER: Marriage Equality Passes In New Hampshire Senate

This just in! The New Hampshire Senate has approved a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in the Granite State. After surviving an early vote to kill HB 436, the bill passed the New Hampshire Senate Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 13 to 11. The Senate version of the bill made minor amendments to remove gender-specific language, so it ...

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Israel: Let’s Call It “Mexican Flu” Because “Swine” Is Religiously Offensive

Israel wants to rename swine flu to “Mexican flu” because pork is offensive to Jews and Muslims. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and “we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,” he told a news conference Monday at a hospital in central Israel. Both Judaism and Islam consider ...

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TVC: Dishonest Or Dumb?

Many of you greatly enjoyed Rob Tisinai’s recent video deconstructing the lies of the Christianist right regarding same-sex marriage. Today Rob rips apart the lies of the Traditional Values Coalition in their campaign against hate crimes laws. Fantastic work.

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Carrie Prejean To Star In New NOM Ad

You just knew this was coming, right? Via Ben Smith at Politico: Miss California, Carrie Prejean, who offered memorable opposition to same-sex marriage and a young, attractive new face for the movement against it, will appear tomorrow at a press conference hosted by the National Organization for Marriage at the National Press Club, according to a press release from the ...

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U.S. House Debating Vote On Hate Crimes

At the moment, wingnut Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is railing against “protected sexual orientations” such as pedophilia. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is literally waving his Bible and quoting scripture. It’s a zoo. Watch live here.

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Panic Attack

Duane Reade, 1st & 72nd, 11am Woman: Hey, where is the Tamiflu?Clerk: Do you have a prescription?Woman: What?? You need a prescription?Clerk: Yes, but your doctor can just call it in.Woman: That’s CRAZY! You people should be giving it out for FREE. People are DYING! She storms out……

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Terrorism Expert Wins Transgender Discrimination Case Against Feds

Former Army Special Forces commander Diana Shroer has won a $500K judgement from the federal government because she was denied a Library of Congress job while transitioning her gender. Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., applied for the terrorism analyst job while she was still a man named David Schroer. He was offered the job, but the offer was pulled after ...

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Worst Tattoos Ever

From a coming book called No Regrets: The Best, Worst & Most £$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever, here’s Pegasus fucking a pink unicorn. Who is smoking. Slideshow of more examples here. RELATED: I’ve always found it very interesting that most of my friends in SF are somewhat heavily tattooed, while very few of my NYC friends have a single dot of ...

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Iowa Family Policy Council Hits New Low

On behalf of the Iowa Family Policy Council, a local couple has published an editorial in the Des Moines Register titled Homosexual lifestyle, marriage cause families pain. The piece tells the story of their recently deceased son, who was “recruited” into the “cult” of homosexuality “by a coworker” and then “abandoned” by his “friends” to die of AIDS alone. A ...

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Know Thy Hater

Know Thy Neighbor has posted the names of all 83,000 Arkansas voters who signed petitions calling for a ban on adoption by same-sex couples. Their database is searchable by zip code, last name, town, and county. “This is about responsibility and dialogue,” said Tom Lang, KnowThyNeighbor.org’s director. “These petition signers need to stand behind their signatures and be responsible for ...

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Four Times Married Ex-Con Drunk Driving Tax Evader Calls Gay Marriage Immoral

(Via – Right Wing Watch)

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Fly-Over Flap Widens

Everybody is falling over themselves apologizing, half of NYC wants somebody fired, and now we hear the feds predicted panic during the fly-over, yet had it anyway. Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the ...

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Paterson: Guilt Drives Marriage Opponents

Yesterday NY Gov. Paterson called out religious leaders for opposing marriage equality, saying they do so because they feel guilty about not stopping gay bashing. Gov. Paterson said Tuesday gay marriage foes – including religious leaders – are driven by guilt over their failure to oppose discrimination and violence against homosexuals. Paterson told a gathering of about 2,000 gay rights ...

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Amy Walker Does Garland

Actress Amy Walker turns in an uncanny impression of Judy Garland. (Via JMG reader Zakky)

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Equality & Justice Day In Albany

JMG reader Gavin sends us the above shot of the Empire State Pride Agenda’s Equality & Justice Day in Albany yesterday, where over 2000 LGBT activists lobbied their state reps for equal rights. Gavin reports that ten bus loads of activists came from NYC alone. Visit Gavin’s blog for lots of great photos.

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