Joe Jervis

Portia Apologizes For Marrying Ellen

Portia de Rossi: EPIC WIN.

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VIDEO: Black Party 2009

ABOVE: One minute of the Black Party’s dance floor, shot at approximately 4:15am. The clip starts out a bit dark, but an explosion of strobe light madness brightens things up immensely.BELOW: My beloved Farmboys arrived shortly after noon, but I never found them as the crowd had scarcely lessened since my arrival around 2am. Below is Father Tony’s photo montage/video. ...

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Blackus Interruptus

There probably won’t be too much blogging this weekend, what with this marathon weekend of parties stretching over the next two days. At the Eagle last night, every person I ran into delivered the customary night-before-Black-Party greeting: “OMG! Whattimeareyougettingthere?!?” To plotz over one’s arrival time, no small consideration for a 16+ hour party, is a grand Black Party tradition. No ...

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Coming Out, Take 2

A couple of days ago active duty National Guardsman and West Point alumnus Dan Choi tried to come out publicly on the Rachel Maddow Show. That didn’t go so well, because Choi’s microphone went dead shortly after he began speaking. Last night Maddow brought Choi back to come out again.

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Barney Frank Calls SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia A Homophobe

The wingnuts are already losing their shit.

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It’s Funny Because It’s True

You’ll have to embiggen to read the captions. Canada is my favorite. (Via – See My Briefs)

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Caption This

More hilarity here. (Via – AmericaBlog)

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Northern Irish MP Escapes Hate Speech Charges For Calling Gays Abomination

Relevant to my earlier post today about hate speech laws in the UK, today Northern Ireland member of Parliament Iris Robinson escaped charges for calling homosexuality an abomination. The case has festered for nearly a year as LGBT groups lobbied for Robinson to be charged. The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland confirmed today it was not proceeding with ...

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Vermont: Marriage One Step Closer

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee in Vermont unanimously voted to move the marriage equality bill to the full Senate for a vote next week. An amendment to put the issue to the voters failed. The committee did approve an amendment that reaffirms the right of churches to refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies. The addition stipulates that no civil suits can ...

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Yes On 8 Attacker Pleads No Contest To Hate Crimes Charge

Anger management classes, three years of probation, and 100 hours community service for beating a gay man with a Yes On 8 yard sign. Fair? A 23-year-old father who used a campaign sign opposing same-sex marriage to attack a gay man on a Torrance street was ordered Monday to take lessons on managing anger and intolerance. As part of a ...

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Shena – Can’t Stop The Rain

If you’ve been jonesing for some seriously old-school disco, Shena Winchester is bringing the Chic realness. This song makes me very, very happy. You might remember Sheena as the vocalist from Full Intention’s great 2006 track I’ll Be Waiting. (Tipped by Chris @ Remember The Party)

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Daily Ungrumble

So I ran into Ruth Madoff night last. I was in the basement of the Food Emporium under Trump Palace when a huge commotion erupted over in the produce aisle. I stuck my head around the corner and there was Ruth Madoff and some other woman being swarmed by paparazzi. She only lasted a minute before she freaked and ran ...

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Obama’s Message To Iran

President Obama sends this message to the Iranian people as they mark Nowruz, the Iranian new year holiday which comes on the first day of spring. Only Nixon could go to China; only Obama would use YouTube to speak to Iran.

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Morning View – 3rd & 68th

Snow flurries this morning. Spring starts tomorrow. Supposedly.

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The Anthem Of The New Revolutionaries

Those wacky wingnuts have an anthem to go along with their “Tea Party Movement.” The music reminds me of the theme song from a 70’s sitcom – it’s very Jeffersons. (If Ja’net Du Bois had sung about “socialist schemes” that “kill the American dream” instead of dee-luxe apartments in the sky-y-y, that is.) The American Family Association claims to have ...

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WA: Domestic Partners Legislation Poised For Approval By House, Gov To Sign

The Washington Values Alliance rallied about 1000 protesters to the state capital yesterday to “Stand Up For Marriage” in a “last gasp” against the state’s coming domestic partners legislation. The new law will give gay couples all the rights of marriage except the name. Via Dominic Holden at Slog: “I think the rally is probably more of an attempt by ...

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Denmark Gets Gay Adoption

Gay couples in Denmark now have the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. In 1999 Denmark became the first country in the world to allow same-sex couples to adopt their partners’ children. Although many European countries already permit gay adoption, the Danish parliament narrowly approved the new law by a 62-53 vote. The measure had been voted down six times in ...

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Fun With The Past Tense

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Mr. Bean Doesn’t Like Hate Speech Laws

In 2008 it became a crime in England and Wales to incite hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. Under the law, the hateful action must be threatening, not merely insulting or abusive. Now the House of Lords is considering widening that law to cover less than physically threatening speech. Rowan Atkinson, the man most of us know as Mr. ...

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Top Ten Conservative Sites

Here are the top ten knuckle-dragger sites, as ranked by Alexa’s tally of monthly page views. Top ranked World Net Daily claims to have over 50M page views monthly. 1. WorldNetDaily2. News Max.com3. Free Republic4. Townhall.com5. Infowars6. National Review Online7. Heritage Foundation8. The Weekly Standard9. Ann Coulter – Official Site10. Lucianne.com

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