Monthly Archives: April 2009

Freepers React To Iowa’s Decision

Enjoy the ‘sploding heads…. -“This is scary. Unlike Massachusetts, Iowa is an agricultural breadbasket. Watch crop yields plumett now. God takes His revenge in many ways. Just ask those people burned out of their homes (or had their crops dry up from drought) in California. Russia’s crop yields plummeted too, once she became an atheistic nation in 1922.”-“More judges added ...

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Iowa’s Supreme Court Ruling

Pam Spaulding has the complete PDF of the ruling. In this case, we must decide if our state statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the Iowa Constitution, as the district court ruled. On our review, we hold the Iowa marriage statute violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. Therefore, we ...

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Google To Buy Twitter?

Via Tech Crunch: Google is in late stage negotiations to acquire Twitter. We don’t know the price but can assume its well, well north of the $250 million valuation that they saw in their recent funding. Twitter turned down an offer to be bought by Facebook just a few months ago for half a billion dollars, although that was based ...

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PhoboQuotable – Peter LaBarbera

“Today Iowa becomes the first state not on either of the nation’s two liberal coasts to impose counterfeit, homosexual ‘marriage’ or its mischievous twin, ‘civil unions,’ on its citizens through judicial tyranny. To call this decision bankrupt is to understate its perniciousness. The evil genius of the pro-sodomy movement is that it targets noble institutions like marriage and adoption in ...

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Iowa APPROVES Marriage Equality!!!

This morning the Iowa Supreme Court issued its decision approving marriage equality, making Iowa the first midwestern state to do so. The Iowa Supreme Court this morning struck down a 1998 state law that limits marriage to one man and one woman. The ruling is viewed as a victory for the gay rights movement in Iowa and elsewhere, and a ...

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UFC’s Dana White Apologizes For Gay Slur

Responding to GLAAD’s request, Ultimate Fighting Championship founder Dana White has issued an apology for using a gay slur in a posting on his video blog. “As far as the gay and lesbian community, my comments were not directed toward them. I have no problem with the gay or lesbian community. I’m actually a supporter of many of their issues. ...

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Tonight In NYC: Iowa/VT Marriage Rally

Marriage equality activists will gather at 6:30pm tonight in NYC’s Union Square to react to the decisions by the Iowa Supreme Court and Vermont’s House of Representatives. The Iowa decision is expected to be posted online here by 9:30am Eastern time. Vermont’s House is expected to formalize last night’s vote sometime in mid-afternoon. Join the Facebook group The Power here.

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Pope Condoms Selling Well In France

The International Women’s Health Coalition reports that “I Said No!” pope condoms are all the rage in France. The condoms were produced in response to Ill Papa’s recent demented declaration that condom availability actually speeds the spread of AIDS. On Monday, Belgium became the first nation to lodge a formal protest over the comments with the Vatican.

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Former Secretary Of The Army Clifford Alexander Calls DADT “A Bowl Of Bigotry Surrounded By A Curtain Of Silk”

This clip starts out with Rachel Maddow interviewing Colin Powell, who affirms his support for the repeal of DADT. But the winning quote comes from former Secretary Of the Army Clifford Alexander at the 3:30 mark.

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BREAKING: Vermont House Approves Marriage Equality Bill 95-52

After four hours of heated debate, late tonight Vermont’s House of Representatives approved marriage equality tonight by a vote of 95-52. The legislation, S.115, gives same-sex couples the right to marry in Vermont. The bill will be brought up again Friday for final approval, then return to the Senate, where changes to language must be approved. Should the Senate OK ...

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Vermont Marriage Vote Live Stream

I can’t embed their player, but you can go here to watch the Vermont House debate their imminent vote on marriage equality. The vote can come at any minute now.

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GLAAD Demands Apology From UFC Head Dana White Over Anti-Gay Slurs

When the audience of your “ultimate fighting” circus act surely includes a large number of gay men, you probably shouldn’t use the word “faggot” in your video blog. GLAAD wants an apology: On Wednesday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White unleashed a torrent of expletives, including an anti-gay slur, on his video blog hosted on YouTube. White was extremely ...

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PhoboQuotable – Judith Reisman

“American classroom indoctrination is now found in “hate” and sexual diversity training and in 3,500 nationwide Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) school clubs. Under color of a “Safe Schools Movement” battling alleged “bullying” of so-called “gay” children (K-12), some see GLSEN as a modern version of the Hitler Youth and as preparing the ground for a larger, sweeping, schoolroom ...

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Anti-Gay Robocalls In Vermont

Vermonters reported receiving anti-gay robocalls from the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage yesterday in advance of today’s House vote on marriage equality. The automated recording urged residents to call their legislators and demand a “no” vote. Desperation move? We should have the result of the vote sometime after 3pm. (Via JMG reader Rebecca)

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Iowa Marriage Decision Due Tomorrow

Tomorrow the Iowa Supreme Court will issue its decision on marriage equality. The case involves six same-sex Iowa couples who sued Polk County Recorder Timothy Brien in 2005 after his office denied them marriage licenses. The lawsuit argued that it would be unlawful to ban same-sex couples from marriage based on the equal protection and due process guarantees of the ...

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Glenn Beck: Fascism Is Coming

Glenn Beck, the current darling of the right wing, says that Obama isn’t bringing socialism after all. He’s bringing fascism.

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Don’t Touch The Queen

Some Brits are miffed because the First Lady put her arm around Queen Elizabeth. Others point out that the Obamas are not royal subjects and therefore not bound by the protocols observed by heads of state from Australia, etc.

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This Month In Whistleblower

The wingnuts at WorldNetDaily have devoted an entire issue of their monthly magazine to Barack Obama’s nationality. From WND founder Joseph Farah: “To me, this is a historic issue of Whistleblower magazine. I do not pretend to know where the information you are about to read will lead. But I do know that it is explosive, profoundly important and represents ...

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Obama Fried Chicken

NYC now has two Obama Fried Chicken outlets – one in Harlem, the other in Brooklyn. Some folks are calling for the president’s people take action against this unauthorized usage of his name; others are betting he’ll just ignore this so as to not seem petty.

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Gay Xbox Developer Settles Harassment Suit With Microsoft

Microsoft has agreed to pay a UK-based Xbox developer £45,000 for the anti-gay harassment he endured on the job. According to the designer, who worked on the firm’s Xbox games at the Lionhead Studios in Guildford, he was called “fag boy Jim” by colleagues, who sent mocking emails making fun of his sexuality. He alleged that the company’s human resources ...

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