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Every year I remind myself to take Good Friday off. And every year I forget. This year Good Friday also coincides with Purim, so ain’t nobody here but us chickens. Bah.

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Feds Deny Gay Man Passport Under
His New Married Name

Citing the Defense Of Marriage Act, the State Department has refused to issue a passport to a Massachusetts AIDS counselor under his new married hyphenated name. As an AIDS counselor, Jason Hair-Wynn wants to bring his expertise to Africa, a continent that has been ravaged by the disease. But when the Attleboro resident recently applied for a new passport so ...

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Hulu Time

I’ve been checking out Hulu, the new joint venture from NBC and Fox. Hulu features free streaming of TV shows and movies, but you have to watch an ad a few times during the course of the presentation. AfterElton complains that there isn’t much content of gay interest, but I’ve watched a couple of black-and-white episodes of Bewitched. That’s pretty ...

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Sebastian Horsley Turned Back From U.S.

On the eve of his book tour, notorious author Sebastian Horsley (Dandy In The Underworld) has been denied admission to the U.S. Sebastian Horsley, a British author who has written an eyebrow-raising memoir detailing a life of rampant drug use and voluminous encounters with prostitutes, was turned back at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday as he tried to enter ...

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Bill Richardson Endorses Obama

From the NY Times: “I believe he is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America’s moral leadership in the world,” Mr. Richardson said in the statement, provided by the Obama campaign early Friday morning. “As a presidential candidate, I know full well Senator Obama’s unique moral ability to inspire the American people to ...

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Huge Setback For CA Wingnuts

In a stunning blow to California’s rightwing, an appeals court judge has ruled that parents who homeschool their children must have teaching credentials. The ruling arose from a child welfare dispute between the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and Philip and Mary Long of Lynwood, who have been homeschooling their eight children. Mary Long is their ...

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Snooped: Obama’s Passport File

Barack Obama’s passport information was breached by three State Department employees. Two contract employees of the State Department were fired and a third person was disciplined for inappropriately looking at Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s passport file. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the department itself detected the instances of “imprudent curiosity,” which occurred separately on Jan. 9, Feb. 21 and ...

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On Rev. Wright’s HIV Claim

Slate discusses Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s charge that the U.S. government invented AIDS to kill blacks. Barack Obama rebuked his former pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Tuesday for giving sermons in which he blamed the government for creating a racist state and “inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color.” Wright isn’t the first to ...

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The Taxi Of The (Ugly) Future

Here’s the monster that Ford is trying to sell NYC, which is looking to replace its entire fleet of Crown Victoria taxis. Aside from being super fugly, the thing only gets 19 mpg. Ford is calling it the “taxi of the future.” Well, everyone has been saying the future won’t be pretty.

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ABC News Races Fox To The Bottom

Hillary Clinton just released her 17,000-page schedule from her days as First Lady to the National Archives. And already an ABC News “investigative unit” has pored over the pages to discover the shocking news that she was actually at home at the White House on the day of the famous Monica Lewinsky blue dress incident. Hillary Clinton spent the night ...

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