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Bloomberg Proposes Plastic Bag Tax

Mayor Bloomberg hopes to help the city’s budget woes (oh, also: the environment) by instituting a five to ten cent tax for every plastic bag issued by Gotham’s stores. The controversial charge could raise at least $16 million for the cash-strapped city while keeping tons of plastic out of landfills, city officials said Thursday – but some outraged shoppers aren’t ...

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Racist Kicked Off Texas Football Team For Anti-Obama Facebook Status

And we thought the power of Facebook could only be used for good. Mollygood reports: Apparently this anti-Obama Facebook phenomenon is really getting out of control and, luckily, some ignorant crazies are being forced to pay the consequences. Meet Buck Burnette, a football player for the University of Texas and blatant racist. Shortly after the election, his status read: “all ...

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Obama Baby Boom

There’s already been a boomlet of kids being named Barack, Michelle, and Obama. The U.S. election has triggered a new generation of mini Barack Obamas with parents in Kenya and the United States naming their newborns after the new president-elect. At the Nyanza Provincial General Hospital in Kisumu, western Kenya, Barack’s ancestral homeland, several mothers were naming their babies after ...

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A Real World Case Study In The Cause For Marriage Equality

JMG reader and fellow blogger Jake has written a chilling account of the legal morass he and his partner find themselves in as they care for a mentally challenged family member. It begins: Thomas (not his real name) came to live with us on October 13, 2007. Developmentally disabled since birth, Thomas had been essentially abandoned by his father years ...

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More Prop 8 Protests Coming

Prop 8 protests are planned for many California locations tonight and over the weekend. In San Diego: Friday evening at 9pm community activists are urged to meet at Laurel & Sixth, then the group will walk to City Hall. Also, on Saturday at noon, gather at First & University in Hillcrest and march to 30th & University in North Park. ...

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HomoQuotable – Melissa Etheridge

“Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyways, she and I are not allowed the same ...

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Gays Protests At LA Mormon Temple

Via LA Times: More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. It was the latest in an escalating campaign directed against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its role in marshaling millions of dollars ...

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