Monthly Archives: September 2009

HomoQuotable – Gore Vidal

“We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being over-educated. He doesn’t realise how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is. Benjamin Franklin said that the system would fail because of the corruption of the people and ...

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100 Greatest Hits Of YouTube In 4 Minutes

This has been bouncing around the interwebs over the last couple of days. I’m ashamed of how many of the clips I recognized within the first second or two.

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The Marriage Ref: Seinfeld Wants Married Gays For His New Reality Show

Jerry Seinfeld is producing a new show for NBC called The Marriage Ref, in which couples fight their years-honed battles for the camera and a referee. And not just straight couples, as per Gayopolis, who got this message: I contacted you because we are searching the country for gay married couples. This could be an excellent opportunity to show on ...

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80’s Flashback

Stevie Wonder, Do I Do, 1982. My favorite Stevie Wonder track (and that’s saying something), Do I Do was the summer song of that year, delivering ten minutes of beautiful, breezy jazz disco, ably assisted by the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. I have a vivid memory of dancing to this – in the sun, on an ocean pier, during t-dance in ...

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Conservative News Site Calls For Military Coup To Overthrow President Obama

Yesterday right-wing news outlet Newsmax published an opinion piece calling for the military to overthrow Barack Obama. After an immediate outcry from the blogosphere, including some conservatives, today the publication pulled the piece, but Media Matters has it archived. There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t ...

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Cheering For The Lord

Cheerleaders at a public high school near Chattanooga, Tennessee are under fire for refusing to stop using giant scripture-loaded signs for the football players to crash through upon entering the field. Christianists, ignoring the Constitution, are screaming “oppression!” after the school district said the signs cannot be used. Fort Oglethorpe Mayor Ronnie Cobb vehemently disagrees with the ban and said ...

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Matt Alber At The Governor’s Ball

JMG reader Ken sends us this clip of Matt Alber performing a torchy version of his hit End Of The World at the Governor’s Ball after the Emmys. Alber is presently touring the midwest, find dates and tickets here. End Of The World is currently being considered for use on So You Think You Can Dance, you can urge its ...

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Photo Of The Day

Right at takeoff, a flock of 200 starlings got sucked into the engine of a Germania Airlines flight from Dusseldorf to Kosovo. The plane circled and landed safely. Hitchcockian, eh? Lucky for them, it wasn’t 200 Canada geese. (Tipped by JMG reader Barry in Bonn)

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Pentagon Publication Critcizes DADT

A report in the Pentagon’s Joint Force Quarterly strongly criticizes DADT and says the administration needs to implement its repeal. The views do not necessarily reflect those of Pentagon leaders, but their appearance in a publication billed as the Joint Chiefs’ “flagship’’ security studies journal signals that the top brass now welcomes a debate in the military over repealing the ...

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Firefox-YouTube Fix

Firefox users know that YouTube often freezes every few seconds, especially if you’ve got more than a couple of tabs open. A few days ago a reader offered up this fix, which seems to work pretty well. I’m still getting an occasional freeze, but the fix appears to reduce the problem by about 90%. Remember to restart Firefox to see ...

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Abstinence-Only Education Is Back

Not only did the Senate Finance Committee kill the public option yesterday, they voted to restore funding to federal abstinence-only sex education programs, despite overwhelming evidence that kids who receive such instruction tend to have sex earlier and get knocked up at younger ages. A Senate committee voted Tuesday night to restore $50 million a year in federal funding for ...

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New Maine Poll: Marriage Up By 9 Points

From the latest poll (PDF) of Maine’s registered voters: Q.6 Now let me ask something else. One of the questions on the ballot this November will read as follows: “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?” – If the election were held ...

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Federal Court Dismisses Suit By Lesbian Couple Kept Apart In Hospital

A federal court in Florida has dismissed Lambda Legal’s lawsuit brought on behalf of a lesbian couple that was kept apart by a Miami hospital after one of the women suffered a brain aneurysm during an R Family cruise. She died alone even though her partner provided the hospital with documents proving she was legally entitled to make healthcare decisions. ...

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The GOP Health Care Plan

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) lays out the GOP plan for health care for you.

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NEM Route Released

The National Equality March has published the route of October 11th’s event. An embiggenable PDF of the route is here. Gather on 15th Street at “I” (Eye) Street – we will be staging in the street and 15th between “I” Street and “M” Street will be closed for this purpose. The March will kick off from 15th and I Street, ...

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Michael Moore: Dems Have No Spine

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Today In Silly Polls

A survey taken of 15,000 “well-traveled” women yielded the above ratings on the sexytime abilities of men around the world. AmericaBlog’s John Aravosis agrees with France’s rating, but he’s probably unduly influenced by his current residency in Paris. Personally, I think I’ll need a much larger sampling before I make my own call.

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Diaper Boy Vitter Vs. ACORN

You must watch Andy Cobb’s latest hilarious clip, this one raking Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter’s hypocritical attack on ACORN.

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The Homeless Mafia

Car-owning New Yorkers have been eternally hassled by homeless men who volunteer to “make sure” nothing happens to their parked car. Taking their cue from the mob, this service is offered for a tip, of course, with the thinly veiled threat that non-tippers will return to find their vehicles damaged. But the cops are backing off the issue after courts ...

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Maddow On Public Option Vote

At yesterday’s Senate committee vote against the public option in health care reform, GOP senators cited studies from a right-wing think tank and an insurance company astroturf group as evidence that the public option would lead to “denial of care” and “rationing.” Surprise!

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