Monthly Archives: October 2010

WASHINGTON: Rally For Sanity Smashes All-Time Metro Saturday Ridership Record

Yesterday’s Rally For Sanity broke Washington’s all-time record for Metro ridership on a Saturday. By preliminary estimates, Metro recorded 825,437 Metrorail trips on Saturday. Whether it served any of those riders very well is different question. The demand for public transit to attend the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear — hosted by Comedy Central duo Stewart and Colbert — ...

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GEORGIA: Megachurch Pastor Comes Out

The pastor of a massive Georgia church has come out, saying the recent rash of gay teen suicides made it impossible to continue living a lie. Jim Swilley, 52, founded Rockdale County’s Church in the Now 25 years ago. His wife, Debye, was the associate pastor, and together they had four children. Swilley says he’s known that he’s gay since ...

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Obama to Connecticut AIDS Hecklers: Why Do You Think This Is A Useful Strategy?

The president’s speech was interrupted by AIDS hecklers at a stop in Connecticut yesterday, prompting him to address them directly. ‘Let me just say this,’ he said, addressing the hecklers. ‘You’ve been appearing at every rally we’ve been doing. ‘We’re funding global Aids,’ he continued defensively. ‘And the other [Republican] side is not. ‘So I don’t know why you think ...

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SLIDESHOW: Reader Meet-Up DC

We had a great crowd show up for the JMG reader meet-up at DC’s Green Lantern last night, where I got to put faces to some of our more well-known screen names. Thanks to everybody for coming out, it was great to meet all of you!

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Sign Of The Sanity Rally

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Morning View – White House

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RECAP: Rally For Sanity

Today’s Rally For Sanity in DC was an astounding success by most measures, except, ahem, for those of us who only arrived two hours early and still couldn’t get within miles of the stage or Jumbotrons. In fact, most of the time we were too far away to even hear the public address system. On top of that, the Metro ...

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Dr. Phil Rips Clint McCance’s “Apology”

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FRC’s Tony Perkins: Our Hate Speech Deserves To Be Heard On NPR

“This week another group that demands the celebration of homosexuality called on National Public Radio to exclude the viewpoint of Family Research Council and other conservatives because we ‘have nothing productive to bring to the table.’ “We are all agreed that every suicide by a ‘gay’-identified teenager is a tragedy. And there are not two sides to the issue of ...

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Movin’ Like Bernie

Just in time for Halloween is the new dance craze, the Bernie, in which one flops around like the corpse in Weekend At Bernie’s. I know people who already dance like this!

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Iowa’s NOM Crazies: Part Five

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Teabaggers Call For Health Care Repeal

And they bring on Reagan’s son and Joe the Plumber to do it.

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SPECIAL TO JMG: Father Tony Interviews CT Lt. Governor Candidate Nancy Wyman

As the CFO of a state agency in Connecticut for many years, I attended monthly meetings of the State Bond Commission where I would present and explain projects needing funds to a panel including the Governor, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer and Nancy Wyman, the State Comptroller, or her openly gay Deputy, Mark Ojakian. I developed a respect for ...

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Israel Gets Their Own Tea Party

I really like the Russia Today channel.

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Michelle Obama Talks Bullying With Ellen

The First Lady appears on today’s episode of Ellen, where the two discussed bullying. Mrs. Obama said young people need to know that they shouldn’t let the challenges they face in high school or college “eat them up.” “All of these young people regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, they are gifts to us,” she said. “They have so ...

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Noose Hung At Equality California

Workers arrived at the Santa Ana office of Equality California to find a small string noose hanging from the door. Local police were uninterested. EQCA employee Mel Distel relates her exchange with the cop who responded to her call: “There was nothing they could do, of course, there was no suspect and no crime had been committed. The officer said ...

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RHODE ISLAND: Independent Lincoln Chafee Surges Against Dem Caprio

When I last reported on this race two weeks ago, Caprio had a slight lead, but that was before the president declined to endorse him. Chafee aligns himself with Obama in his new ad (below), something more than a few Democrats won’t do these days.

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HHS Secretary Sebelius – It Gets Better

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PhoboQuotable – Matt Barber

“He has, via unconstitutional executive fiat, unilaterally and arbitrarily disregarded the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, which states that the federal government only recognizes legitimate marriage as between one man and one woman. After November 2, it’s my hope that some gutsy legislators in Congress will begin to look at this and other legally dubious actions by ...

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REMINDER: Post-Rally JMG Reader Meet-Up At DC’s Green Lantern

If you are attending tomorrow’s Rally For Sanity in Washington DC, we’re holding a post-event JMG reader meet-up at the Green Lantern bar at 8PM. Hit the link for directions and a map. Looking forward to meeting lots of you there!

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