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Elton John Intervenes

Elton John is playing a fundraiser concert for Hillary Clinton at Radio City Music Hall tonight in a show that has raised questions about the Federal Election Campaign Act which seeks to limit “foreign intervention” in American elections. The FECA “prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in ...

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The Two Hillarys

You may recall me posting a photo of my primary election vote for Hillary Clinton, in which I demonstrated by uncertainty with crossed fingers. I still think she would make a wonderful president. And I think Obama would too. But this cartoon expresses my feelings today. As some of you said in yesterday’s Ellen Degeneres post, I’d like to see ...

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A Familiar Fight In Florida

Florida is going through its own version of the ENDA-T battle. Legislation that would prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment, housing and public accommodations throughout Florida passed a key Senate committee on Tuesday. With the support of both Democrats and Republicans the Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill by a vote of 7 to 1. “Today’s vote is ...

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Morning View – Subway Ad

I don’t know how my brain is trained these days, but after I got about 20 feet past this ad in the 68th Street station, I had to turn around and go back because I thought it was for gay porn. Maybe because I’d been on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea last night.

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Another Absolut Campaign Wounds Wingnuts

Absolut is already back in hot water with the wingnuts, thanks to this new campaign which winks at cock size. Here’s what the Absolut rep says about this new “Ruler” campaign: “As a long-time supporter of the gay and lesbian community, we acknowledge that you can’t simply speak to gay men and lesbians as consumers, but instead need to make ...

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Sen.Vitter On DC Madam’s Witness List

David Vitter (the married, family values, hooker hiring, gay marriage ban voting, diaper fetishist Republican Senator from Louisiana) may be called to testify on behalf of the madam accused on running a DC-based prostitution ring. Deborah Palfrey is accused of racketeering and money-laundering. Also on Palfrey’s witness list is Harlan Ullman, the military strategist who came up with the “shock ...

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Daily Ungrumble

I’m being told by readers that the Beta version of Firefox 3 has fixed the bugs that were causing JMG to crash or freeze some of your browsers. I don’t know if the fix is related to the Blogger template or to the Javascript embedded in some video players, but whatever, yay. Y’all should upgrade if you haven’t already and ...

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Death By Blogging

From the NY Times: They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home. A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great ...

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NGLTF’s New York Leadership Awards

Last night Aaron and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s New York Leadership Awards at the new New York Times building, where although the honorees of the evening were filmmaker John Waters, Gov. David Paterson, and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce, the night was really one long tearful goodbye to outgoing Task Force Executive ...

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