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West Virginia 4 Marriage

I’d guess that of all states in the nation, West Virginia would be the last to have to worry about anything as modern as same-sex marriage. But the haters there are terrified anyway. Pam Spaulding points us to the above video, saying: This is sick, and it shows the desperation of the Right to begin its 2010 campaign in West ...

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Animaniacs – The Presidents

From the 90’s and kinda cute, but I don’t know about cartoons that joke about assassinating presidents. “James Garfield someone really hated, cuz he was assassinated!” The clip ends with Bill Clinton. (Tipped by JMG reader Alan)

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Bank Teller Quits Over Mexican IDs

Christianist site World Net Daily is canonizing a Virginia bank teller because he quit rather than adhere to a new policy requiring the acceptance of ID cards issued by the Mexican consulate. A personal banker in Arlington, Va., is quitting his job after Chevy Chase Bank, one of the largest and best-known banks in the Washington, D.C., region announced it ...

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The Bible Belt Persists

According to a Gallup poll of more than 350,000 Americans, 65% say religion is an “important part” of their daily lives. 34% say it’s not. Mississippi (85%) and Alabama (82%) are the most religious states, Vermont (42%) and New Hampshire (46%) are the least. California and New York are on the “less religious” side at 57% and 56%, respectively. The ...

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Portugal May Go For Marriage Equality

Portugal’s prime minister Jose Socrates says that if his Socialist Party wins the election later this year, he intends to legislate for marriage equality. However Socrates will face fierce opposition from the Catholic Church. The leaders of the Catholic Church in Portugal have been accused of interfering in the political process after the country’s bishops said they would fight proposals ...

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Redundonyms

Today in pedantry: the redundonym – the use of an acronym followed by a word that is part of the acronym. Examples: ATM machine, PIN number, SAT test, GRE exam, HIV virus, UPC code, SPF factor, RPMs per minute, IM message. What else? (Via Slog)

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A Curious President’s Day Factoid

Here’s a bizarre President’s Day fact. The most popular former U.S. president in Paraguay is Rutherford B. Hayes. Forget Lincoln or Washington. Rutherford B. Hayes — a one-term U.S. president who is undistinguished at home — has a holiday, a province, a town, a museum and a soccer team all named in his honor, thanks to an 1878 arbitration in ...

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Morning View – 79th Street Transverse

The 79th Street Transverse is one of the four east-west vehicular routes through Central Park. The roads are mostly submerged in order to reduce traffic noise in the park. This is the 79th Street entrance; the road exits the west side of the park at 81st Street because the American Museum of Natural History sits on the first two blocks ...

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Gays Picket Bill Clinton At Boycotted San Diego Hotel

Rex Wockner reports: About 200 GLBT activists and union activists picketed the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on Feb. 15 as former President Bill Clinton spoke inside to the International Franchise Association. The protesters were upset that Clinton “crossed a picket line” to speak at the association’s annual convention. Gays have been boycotting the hotel since last summer because owner ...

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