Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rahm Emanuel Backs Gay Marriage

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has endorsed same-sex marriage, saying that he hopes Illinois soon follows the example of New York. Emanuel is Barack Obama’s former White House chief of staff. “I would hope that the state would move in that direction,” Emanuel said in the interview that aired Wednesday. “Tremendous progress has been made across the country on a value ...

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25 Years Ago Today

Madonna’s True Blue was released June 30th, 1986. And 25 years later, every single track from an album I never owned remains burned into my brain, each song irrevocably linked to images of bars, boys, cars, and vacations. That, to me, is the hallmark of superstardom – when casual or even non-fans cannot help relating personal timelines to an artist’s ...

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Bishop Thomas Tobin: God Will Punish Rhode Island For Civil Unions

“I am deeply disappointed that Rhode Island will establish civil unions in our state. The concept of civil unions is a social experiment that promotes an immoral lifestyle, is a mockery of the institution of marriage as designed by God, undermines the well-being of our families, and poses a threat to religious liberty. [snip] Can there be any doubt that ...

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CHINA: World’s Longest Bridge Opens

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is 26.2 miles long and was completed in four years. We need to put them to work on the Second Avenue subway.

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Maine Goes For It Again

Confirmation from the Bangor Daily News: With momentum growing from last week’s victory in New York, supporters of marriage equality think that the time has come for another try in Maine. Today, EqualityMaine will launch a campaign to gather signatures to place marriage equality on the ballot in November 2012. They will face much work and a long campaign to ...

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Worst Record Of The Year

Unoriginal, unmusical, AND pretentious.

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous. Men had concubines, mistresses and access to prostitutes, until everybody decided marriage had to be egalitar­ian and fairsey. [Rather than granting women] the same latitude and license and pressure-release valve that men had always enjoyed, we extended to men the ...

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New From Mitt Romney

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MSNBC On Marcus Bachmann

Paul Lynde + Charles Nelson Reilly = the voice of Marcus Bachmann. Throw some Liberace in there too.

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Christians Only At TX Prayer Rally

And here’s why, according to an event organizer: This is an explicitly Christian event because we are going to be praying to the one true God through His son, Jesus Christ. It would be idolatry of the worst sort for Christians to gather and invite false gods like Allah and Buddha and their false prophets to be with us at ...

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MISSOURI: Gay Activist Confronts Wingnut Rep. Vicki Hartzler On Marriage

Earlier this month, Rep. Vicki Hartzler compared same-sex marriage to incest and pedophilia. And prior to being elected to Congress, she headed Missouri’s successful 2004 constitutional ban on ban marriage equality. In the clip below, she tells a Missouri activist that he “shouldn’t feel bad” about her bigotry. After all, it’s been “the law of the land” for years now.(Tipped ...

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News Corp Sells MySpace

Six year’s ago Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp purchased MySpace for $580M. Yesterday the floundering site was sold for a mere $35M. The sale closes a complex chapter in the history of the Internet and of the News Corporation, which was widely envied by other media companies when it acquired MySpace in 2005. At that time, MySpace was the world’s fastest-growing ...

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Goodbye, Glenn Beck

In observance of Glenn Beck’s last day on Fox News, Media Matters provides the below video recap of the lies, the insanity, and the hate.

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Washington Post: Evolve Already

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: With a presidential campaign that promises to be closer and more contentious than the one that got him elected four years ago, Mr. Obama and his team might be reluctant to embrace a controversial social issue when the economy and jobs are of paramount importance to voters. At some point, though, doing ...

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Women Are Better At Everything

So says a study cited by TIME Magazine. Men do things worse, apparently, because they have a penis. What’s the problem with men? “There’s been a lot of academic research suggesting that men think they know what they’re doing, even when they really don’t know what they’re doing,” John Ameriks, the author of the Vanguard study, told the New York ...

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Tom Petty To Crazy Eyes: Stop Using My Song At Your Campaign Stops

Bachmann has ignored the cease-and-desist demand.

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Feds Drop Deportation Case For Gay Man

In what the New York Times says may be a precedent-setting decision, the federal government has dropped its deportation case against a gay Venezuelan legally married to an American man. The announcement comes as immigration officials put into effect new, more flexible guidelines governing the deferral and cancellation of deportations, particularly for immigrants with no serious criminal records. Immigration lawyers ...

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CHINA: Male Cheerleader Wows Crowd

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PhoboQuotable – Marcus Bachmann

“We have to understand: barbarians [gays] need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving ...

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Westboro Trained FBI Agents

Strangest story this week. The FBI said Wednesday that members of an anti-gay fundamentalist group participated in the bureau’s training of police officers and FBI agents — a move the bureau says it will take steps to remedy in the future. The bureau extended the invitations to Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., for training this spring at two bureau ...

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