Monthly Archives: April 2009

NH Senate Votes Tomorrow

Tomorrow the New Hampshire Senate will vote on its marriage equality bill and the outlook isn’t very rosy. Via BlueHampshire, the chart below shows how the Senators are expected to vote. (Embiggen for clarity.) The red names are the anticipated “No” votes. New Hampshire residents are encouraged to contact their Senators via this handy list TODAY. Last month the New ...

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Daily Grumble

It was, of course, inevitable, but it came sooner than I expected. Sunday night at the Eagle, I met someone born in the ’90s. Security!

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Lambda Legal Celebrates Iowa

This is a really, really sweet clip. (Via JMG reader Diane In Iowa City) Dubuque’s Telegraph-Herald notes the dramatic change in the lives of gay Iowans over the last two decades. Twenty-two years ago, a handful of gay and lesbian activists held a rally in Dubuque that bordered on a riot when hundreds of anti-gay hecklers surrounded them, throwing eggs ...

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Morning View – 23rd & 8th

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Guys With iPhones

Via Dan Savage, how about an entire site devoted to guys taking their own pictures with their iPhones? Totally very incredibly NSFW, y’all. (The photo on this here post is one of the very few that are office-safe.) And yes, ladies, there’s a Girls With iPhones too, although there’s not much there yet.

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Bloomberg And Schumer “Furious” About Air Force One Fly-Over

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JMG: Year Six Begins

Today is my 5th blogiversary. My first post: I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time trip down our dirt road. The cry of ‘Smokey! Smokey!’ would fly up and down Nine ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Hip-O Records and Universal Music, today’s Swag Tuesday booty is the Barbra Streisand triple DVD set The Concerts, which goes on sale nationwide today. Barbra Streisand is world renowned for thrilling audiences with her magical performances, her supreme vocal talent and setting box office records. Now fans can get front row seats to the best of Barbra Streisand ...

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The End Of Pontiac

Today General Motors announced that they will be discontinuing the Pontiac line next year as part of their plan to stave off bankruptcy. “The objective here is not to just survive but to come up with an operating plan that will allow us to win,” Chief Executive Fritz Henderson said Monday. The U.S. Treasury will extend an additional $11.6 billion ...

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The World’s Most Influential Person…

…is Christopher Poole, aka “Moot”, the 21 year-old founder of 4chan.org, the bulletin board home of hackers worldwide. This according to TIME Magazine, who swears that their online poll was totally not hacked by 4chan. Yeah. Christopher Poole received 16,794,368 votes and an average influence rating of 90 (out of a possible 100) to handily beat the likes of Barack ...

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This Is Getting Silly

Look, I’ll admit getting all warm and fuzzy about Susan Boyle, despite my cynicism regarding how contrived the set-up was. But when the Boyle phenomenon goes into “Two Girls, One Cup” territory, I gotta draw the line. (Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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PhoboQuotable – Rev. Floyd Flake

“I don’t care what the politicians think. Ain’t nothing perfect about laying down and signing a license with somebody who got the same body parts you got.” – The suitably named and grammatically challenged Rev. Floyd Flake, pastor of Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens, where NY Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith attends services. The New York Times notes: Mr. ...

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Marriages Begin In Iowa

Same-sex marriage became legal this morning in Iowa and judges waived the three-day waiting period for some couples who wanted to marry immediately. Under the headline Historic Day For Iowa, the Des Moines Register is covering the scene at county recorders’ offices all over the state. Anti-gay activists delivered petitions at some state offices demanding that recorders “obey their conscience” ...

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Coming Soon: Rub On Viagra

So far, the rats are happy. Via the Telegraph (UK): Scientists in the United States have successfully tested the new technique – which involves tiny objects called nanoparticles – on rats and believe it could also be used to help humans. Under the therapy, nanoparticles that release the anti-erectile chemical nitric oxide are rubbed on the problem area, and absorbed ...

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Caption This

(Submitted by JMG reader Jerry In DC)

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Swine Flu Flashback

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“Craigslist Killer” Trolled For Men And Transsexuals Too

NBC is reporting that Phillip Markoff, dubbed by tabloids as “the Craigslist Killer”, also used the site to solicit sex with men and transsexuals. Police think that there may be more victims of Markoff who are afraid to come forward. He is thought to have used Craigslist to meet potential robbery victims in order to support his gambling addiction.

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Action Alert: Fight Hate Now

The Human Rights Campaign is asking the LGBT community to call their representatives in Congress over the next three days and demand their support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. After more than a decade of lobbying on Capitol Hill and seven successful votes on the bill, this critical piece of legislation is again expected to see ...

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Oops, It Was Air Force One

Several buildings in lower Manhattan were evacuated this morning after a jumbo airliner tailed by fighter jets flew frighteningly close to the skyline. Turns out, it was a photo op for Air Force One. Via the Staten Island Advance: A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a “pre-planned” military flight taking photos of ...

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Tomorrow: Protest Over DC’s Decision To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Anti-marriage equality activists will gather at Washington, DC’s Freedom Plaza tomorrow to protest the recent city council vote to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. “We’ve got to really rally together,” event coordinator Derek McCoy said. “You’re not just talking one ethnic group. Everybody has to come together and really work on this issue collectively.” The rally runs from 10 ...

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