Tag Archives: 2009

REPORT: Anti-Gay Violent Crimes In 2009

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs today issued their annual report on the reported violent crimes against LGBT people in 2009. The news isn’t great. Anti-LGBTQ hate violence continues to be a pervasive social problem at the same time as vital resources and support for hate violence survivors are at risk amidst economic crisis. This year, 22 victims of hate ...

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The Central Valley Tea Party

The above photos were taken at a teabagger protest in California’s central valley last year, but are offered up here today because: 1) We haven’t seen them yet, 2) Teabagger photos are ALWAYS funny, and 3) The photography is simply gorgeous. More photos here. (Tipped by JMG reader Paul)

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2009: Fewest NYC Murders In History

In 2009, NYC saw the fewest number of murders since comparable records began being kept. The city’s police department says the 2009 year-end total was 466, down from 523 in 2008 and 496 the year before. It’s the fewest since comparable records were kept in the 1960s. Overall crime is down in the city 11 percent from last year and ...

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NYC Tops For Domestic Tourism

Long the #1 destination for international tourists, for the first time in 20 years New York City has topped Orlando and Las Vegas as the most popular vacation spot for Americans too. Speaking at the Greenhouse Cafe in Brooklyn, Mr Bloomberg said: ‘Over the past eight years, our efforts to make New York City an even more exciting place to ...

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Beware The Attack Of The Marching Band!

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has published their “Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks Of 2009.” As you would expect, those dirty queers made the list three times, include the top two “attacks.” 1. The Federal Hate Crimes Bill that attacks religious liberty and freedom of speech. For the first time in our history ministers are vulnerable to investigation and prosecution for telling ...

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JibJab’s Year In Review

Play ’em off, Keyboard Cat.

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Glenn Beck: Why Weren’t The Teabaggers TIME’s People Of The Year?

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Top Ten Wingnut Lies Of 2009

The wingnuts came up with some doozies this year. Huffington Post counts down the ten biggest lies. 1. The census will result in internment camps.2. Health care reform = death panels.3. Obama was born in Kenya.4. Obama cedes U.S. sovereignty by bowing.5. Obama indoctrinates school kids with speech.6. Bill Ayers really wrote Obama’s autobiography.7. Dems are turning the country to ...

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Good Riddance Day 2009

Yesterday was Times Square’s annual Good Riddance Day, in which the public was invited to “say goodbye to all those bad memories of 2009.” Posted “good riddance” messages and items were ceremoniously shredded and hauled away. On the positive tip, the Times Square Alliance is also hosting a New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall, where your posted dreams and desires for ...

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Best Video Of 2009: Big Fat Gay Collab

Lots of sites are posting their “Best of YouTube” recaps this week. We loved the parodies of NOM’s Gathering Storm ad, we giggled at all the Single Ladies tributes, and we got all teary-eyed over the many inspiring clips of impromptu marriage rallies/protests. But for me, one clip stands out above all the rest. Still makes me laugh, still chokes ...

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Top 20 Gay TV Moments Of 2009, Pt .1

According to OURSceneTV, here are #11-#20 of the top 20 TV moments of 2009. The top ten comes out tomorrow.

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DJ Earworm – United State Of Pop 2009

DJ Earworm has turned in his annual mash-up of the year’s 25 biggest pop hits. I always enjoy these, but daaamn this year’s is so much Auto-Tune. Last year’s mash-up is here.

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Billboard’s 2009 Year-End Charts

Billboard Magazine has published its year-end charts for 2009. A sampling of this year’s most popular music…. Top Singles-1 BOOM BOOM POW The Black Eyed Peas 2 POKER FACE Lady Gaga 3 JUST DANCE Lady Gaga4 I GOTTA FEELING The Black Eyed Peas 5 LOVE STORY Taylor Swift 6 RIGHT ROUND Flo Rida 7 I’M YOURS Jason Mraz 8 SINGLE ...

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Amazon’s Ten Best Dance Tracks Of 2009

Amazon has posted their picks for the best dance tracks of 2009. (Sample tracks here) I can’t say I’m familiar with much of the list, but I’m happy to see Pet Shop Boys on there as well as my personal favorite track of 2009, Deadmau5’s beautiful I Remember, the only song on my iTunes player to reach triple-digit plays this ...

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NYT’s Buzzwords Of 2009

“Gay-marry” is one of the New York Times’ buzzwords of 2009. Some of the other words on the list: birther, Tenther, Octomom, Tea Party, Cash For Clunkers, I’ma let you finish, mini-Madoff, netbook.

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Sarah Palin – Liar Of The Year

Fact-checking political site PolitiFact has chosen Sarah Palin’s “death panels” claim as its “Lie Of The Year.” Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. “Death panels.” The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to ...

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A Nice Mention From AfterElton.com

Entertainment/pop culture site After Elton has given JMG their 2009 Visibility Award as their “Website Of The Year.” Very nice! Like a little whiskey in your coffee and personality in your blog? JoeMyGod.com started out as an ever-changing Manhunt profile of cheeky observations that eventually started developing a following of its own, and became a full-fledged blog in March 2004. ...

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TIME Names Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Person Of The Year

Via Los Angeles Times: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine today for leading the “most-powerful, least-understood government force shaping our lives,” Managing Editor Richard Stengel said. Bernanke, 56, was picked for his efforts to shepherd the U.S. out of the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, Stengel said while announcing the ...

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Fox News In Review

Media Matters recaps the lies, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia of Fox News in 2009. Watch this.

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2009 Golden Globes Noms

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAa. AVATARb. THE HURT LOCKERc. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSd. PRECIOUSe. UP IN THE AIR BEST ACTRESS – DRAMAa. EMILY BLUNT – THE YOUNG VICTORIAb. SANDRA BULLOCK – THE BLIND SIDEc. HELEN MIRREN – THE LAST STATIONd. CAREY MULLIGAN – AN EDUCATIONe. GABOUREY SIDIBE – PRECIOUS BEST ACTOR – DRAMAa. JEFF BRIDGES – CRAZY HEARTb. GEORGE CLOONEY – UP ...

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