Joe Jervis

“Semper Fi, Matt”

Some of you have probably seen last’s night MSNBC Countdown, where the Sanchez story was #1. Today Matt Sanchez has posted a letter on Salon..

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Battle Cry For Hate Crimes Bill

The current issue of The Advocate features a joint column by HRC head Joe Solmonese and activist Judy Shepard calling for immediate action on a national hate crimes law, as this may be the best year to get such a bill passed. Fear of violence remains a horrible reality for millions of GLBT Americans—even in places that many consider “tolerant” ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Who would you switch for? I’ve always had a thing for butch rocker chicks, so I’m thinking Joan Jett..

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Matt Sanchez Responds, Sort Of

NEW VISITORS: The first Matt Sanchez post is here. Yesterday, I emailed Matt Sanchez nine questions. This morning he gave me a very brief response to some of the questions, to which I asked for clarification and elaboration. As of 5pm, I haven’t heard back. The last three questions were sent to Matt in a second email yesterday, which he ...

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HomoQuotable – Boy George

“I do think it’s shocking that somebody who has made so much money out of gay people is now part of an organisation which is anti-gay.” – Boy George, speaking against Madonna and her relationship with Kabbalah, about which he says, “I have investigated it and they are homophobic.” (YouTube.) In the past, George has called Madonna “a vile, hideous, ...

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A-list Prada Bears

Above:This was sent to me by Jimbo in DC, who thinks it sums up the NYC bear scene. Seems about right.Below: A-list NYC bear Gayest Neil slaps back.

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Tech Question

In order to a do an occasional short audio post, I’m looking for a decent microphone and audio editing program. All I’ve got is the lame mic that came with my laptop, plus whatever recorder came packaged with WinXP. Advice? I don’t need anything fancy, just something that a luddite like myself can operate. Is there anything out there that ...

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Kryptonite For DADT

Jockohomo tipped me to this story about an Army drill sergeant charged with sex crimes for forcing a male private to dress in a Superman costume and have sex, under the guise of “helping” the soldier with his depression. This is more bad news for the DADT-repeal movement, as surely the fundies will jump all over this, as they did ...

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Coulter Dropped By Tennessee Paper

The Mountain Press has issued a statement announcing that they will no longer run Ann Coulter’s column. “When we agree to buy a syndicated column we expect the writer to offer responsible, reasoned opinion on national and international issues,” Editor Stan Voit said. “Ms. Coulter’s column drew an unusual amount of criticism from our readers when we first started running ...

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Libby Libby Libby On The Label Label Label

With all the local drama yesterday, I didn’t get a chance to comment on the Libby verdict. So much has been said, all I can add is this: I am dancing. In my underwear. Right now. For real. They hate when I do that at the office. Also, shall we begin a countdown until Dubya grants a pardon?

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Trans Fat Ban Takes Toll (Cookies)

NYC bakers, forced to stop using butter due to the city’s ban on trans fats, now use delicious palm oil and margarine in cookies and muffins. Mmm, mmm. Palm oil. Now that’s how you make a cookie. Everybody happy now? CORRECTION: Only some of the bakers are avoiding butter, in order to satisfy commercial customers such as Starbucks who want ...

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Sanchez & Gingrich

[Image removed at request of photographer.] From an anonymous emailer: Matt Sanchez meeting with possible 2008 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. No further details available.

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Morning View – Bethesda Terrace Arcade

Near the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, we found the restoration of the Bethesda Terrace Arcade Minton Tile ceiling complete, arriving the day after the grand re-opening. The 15,976 encaustic ceramic tiles, weighing a total of 49 tons, had been undergoing an extensive and labor intensive restoration for years. About 25% of the tiles were found unsalvageable, and the Farmboyz ...

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Set Your Phasers On “Hurl”

No, really. The Navy, in partnership with a company called Invocan, is trying to develop a sound weapon that will use radio waves that cause the enemy to get disoriented, pass out, or vomit. Invocan describes the weapon as a “Star Trek hand-held Phaser Weapon set on ‘Stun’.” Since Paramount probably owns the trademark on “phaser”, I suggest Retch Ray. ...

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Jeff Gannon Redux

If you are familiar with Cpl. Matt Sanchez, you probably know him as the handsome 36-year old Columbia University junior and USMC reservist who recently made the rounds of right-wing talk shows like O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes, where he received praise for coming forward and complaining about his treatment at the hands of Columbia’s “radical anti-military students” who ...

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Neat!

Jeff found this sketch of me on the Flickr account of a cute Canadian cub who goes by Fuzzbelly. (Blog.) I like it, I look like a bruiser! Nice job, Fuzzbelly!

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Hillary Wants The Gays

On Friday, Hillary Clinton made a keynote speech to the Human Rights Campaign, telling them that she wanted a “partnership” with gays in her presidential campaign. What she did not do, however, was publicize the speech via either her Senate office or her campaign office. Clinton’s spokeman said the event was not publicized because the HRC board meeting is closed ...

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HomoQuotable – Steve Koval

“(Anderson) Cooper refuses to say which team he plays for even though he sees no problem with asking others the same question. I’m sure Cooper has developed some exquisitely fabulous rationalizations for letting all of us lesser gay mortals do the heavy lifting in our fight for equality. But the truth is very simple: Anderson Cooper is a coward.” – ...

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Virtual Fireplace

The wind chill in NYC will be -5 degrees tonight, but warm yourselves up on this panoramic photo of yesterday’s Winter Party, sent in by the South Beach Bum. Embiggen makey toasty. Thanks, Gary!

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St. Patrick’s Gay

NYC’s second-in-command, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is flying to Ireland next week to march in Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, in protest of the continuing ban on gays from New York’s parade. The NYC parade is the world’s largest, with 150,000 marchers and millions of viewers. The parade’s organizers, the Catholic Church-run Ancient Order of Hibernians, successfully went to ...

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