Monthly Archives: October 2012

Emergency Proselytizing Teams Deployed Onto Homeless And Hungry Storm Victims

Oh brother.

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Manhattan Blackout Time Lapse

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Ellen Degeneres As Sofia Vergara

(Tipped by JMG reader Alana)

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NYC Food Relief Info

Occupy Wall Street activists have established several drop-off points for folks wishing to get food into the blackout zones across New York City.  More information is being posted on the Facebook page Occupy Sandy Relief NYC.  Food and money can also be donated to Food Bank NYC, whose warehouse on Hunt’s Point was flooded during the storm. Cash donations can ...

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Some GOOD Subway News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that limited service will resume tomorrow on undamaged subway lines in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs.  Amazing! Cuomo said 14 of 23 subway lines will have limited service, he said there will be no service in Manhattan below 34th Street because there is no power for that service. He says a “bus bridge” will ...

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Orthodox Rabbi: Hurricane Sandy Was God’s Revenge For New York Gay Marriage

Right Wing Watch has the story: Rabbi Noson Leiter of Torah Jews for Decency is blaming Hurricane Sandy on gays and lesbians, calling it “divine justice” for New York’s new marriage equality law. Torah Jews for Decency campaigned against marriage equality in New York and New Jersey, worked with Liberty Counsel and New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in an unsuccessful ...

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HomoQuotable – Jeff Whitty

“I spent most of the day with no idea what was happening anywhere beyond a few blocks of my East Village apartment. I had no cellular service or old-fashioned battery-powered radio available. Only late in the day did I find scant wireless Internet access outside a hospital where people were crammed shoulder-to-shoulder. The wireless finally shut down, too, and my ...

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Arizona Attorney General Tom “Sanctity Of Marriage” Horne Exposed As Adulterer

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, one of the state’s most vocal opponents of same-sex partner rights, has been exposed (by the FBI, no less) as an adulterer. Tom Horne caused more than $1,000 worth of damage when he clipped another car in a parking garage and just drove off, in order, according to FBI agents, to conceal an affair he ...

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Brent Bozell: Obama Is Halloween Nightmare On Main Street

This is from Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell, who earlier this year appeared on Fox News to call President Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead.”

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SF’s MUNI Vandal Has Been Busted

San Francisco’s infamous MUNI vandal has been busted. A Chronicle photo of the man smashing the front window of the bus during post-World Series celebrations was widely circulated online, and police say tips led to the arrest of Gregory Tyler Graniss, 22, of San Francisco. Graniss was booked Tuesday night on charges of felony vandalism and injuring or destroying a ...

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Dallas County Approves Domestic Partners

A little bit of good news today out of Texas: The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 along party lines Tuesday to approve medical benefits for domestic partnerships. The approval provides the money for couples who aren’t married, be they gay or straight. It’s an issue guaranteed to divide. “There is simply no place for pernicious partisanship when it comes ...

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Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney

Four year-old Abby is tired of all this nonstop talk about the election. We hear you, Abby. (Via Buzzfeed)

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The Big Picture

The Boston Globe has devoted its regular Big Picture feature to numerous photos of what people are facing in the wake of Sandy. The UK’s Daily Mail has many photos as well.

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New Yorkers Are Getting Hungry

As hundreds of thousands of Manhattan residents go into their third day without electricity, concerns are growing about the lack of food. One of the readers of Gothamist reports on the scene downtown: Virtually every retailer, restaurant and grocery store south of 38th street is CLOSED. This is in an area covering 8 square miles. I only observed a handful ...

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OHIO: Romney Campaign Slammed For “Disaster Relief” Donation Stunt

Web wonks are mocking the Romney campaign’s transparent attempt to capitalize on the hurricane disaster. Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins reports from Ohio: The plan was for supporters to bring hurricane relief supplies to the event, and then deliver the bags of canned goods, packages of diapers, and cases of water bottles to the candidate, who would be perched behind a table ...

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That’s No Moon

(Via Towleroad)

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Service Status Update From The MTA

The MTA today announced a small resumption of service. Local, Limited-Stop and Express Bus service will operate as close to a normal weekday schedule as possible today, as NYC Transit and MTA Bus continue efforts to restore service following Hurricane Sandy. As was the case yesterday, bus service will operate on a fare-free basis. Subway service remains suspended on all ...

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The Final Maryland Marriage Poll

A commenter at the Baltimore Sun correctly notes: “The response selections given for Question 6 (Same-sex marriage) are completely wrong. The referendum is either FOR or AGAINST. The word ILLEGAL is inappropriate because the law has already passed to make same-sex marriage LEGAL. This particular poll question is very misleading.” The Sun breaks down the trends: A month ago, the ...

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WISCONSIN: House GOP Candidate Fires GOProud Hate Crime Hoaxer

U.S. House candidate Chad Lee, who is running for Tammy Baldwin’s seat against openly gay state Assemblyman Mark Pocan, has fired GOP campaign worker Kyle Wood, who has recanted his claim of being violently beaten for being gay conservative. The Lee campaign put out a statement Monday night saying that Wood had been dismissed.  “Today, our campaign unfortunately learned that ...

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The Final Ads From Mainers United

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