Tag Archives: 2015 In Review

Word Of The Year: The Singular “They”

This is considered a win for trans folks who reject traditional pronouns. From the Washington Post: Singular “they,” the gender-neutral pronoun, has been named the Word of the Year by a crowd of over 200 linguists at the American Dialect Society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening. In a landslide vote, the language experts chose singular they over ...

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 12th year. I want to thank everyone most sincerely for sticking with me during our long-overdue departure from The Google. There were a few coding hiccups at the start, but the dust thankfully settled quickly and we finished the year ...

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Media Matters: The Worst Of 2015 [VIDEO]

“For over a decade, Media Matters has fought conservative misinformation in the media. As another year comes to an end, we take a look back to just some of the inanity we’ve seen this year.” Watch this.

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Hillary & Obama Again Top “Most Admired” Ranking

Gallup reports: Americans again name Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama the woman and man living anywhere in the world they admire most. Both win by wide margins over the next-closest finishers, Malala Yousafzai for women and Pope Francis and Donald Trump for men. Although Clinton and Obama each led this year’s poll by significant margins, the percentage mentioning each ...

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CNN’s Top Ten Scandals Of 2015 [VIDEO]

CNN has recapped their top ten “scandals and controversies” of 2015. Coming in at #8 is Josh Duggar, who shared the lubed-up gospel of Christ by roughly shoving his no-no pole into hookers and porn stars, all while screaming about the sanctity of man-woman-Jesus marriage. Also on the list: Aaron Schock, Martin Shkreli, Rahm Emmanuel, Brian Williams, Tom Brady, and ...

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VOX: 2015 In Review [VIDEO]

Watch below as Vox recaps the major news stories of 2015. Terrorism, Obergefell, the refugee crisis, and Donald Trump are among the highlighted headlines.

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NASA Looks Back On 2015 [VIDEO]

“As 2015 comes to a close we look back at an exciting year of reaching new heights and revealing the unknown for the benefit of humankind.”

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Google’s Year In Search 2015 [VIDEO]

This afternoon Google issued its annual Year In Search, which recaps the topics researched most often during 2015. Google’s accompanying clip highlights the Obergefell ruling and the increased visibility of transgender Americans. More on the 2015 Year In Search from Wired: Of all the countless things people typed into the Google search box this year, the terror attacks on Charlie ...

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LA LGBT Center Looks Back On 2015 [VIDEO]

“Watch the 13 milestones that changed the world for LGBT people in 2015 and news coverage that illustrates 6 reasons why our battle isn’t over. From marriage equality to an end on the military ban on transgender people, 2015 will be remembered as a landmark year for the LGBT civil rights movement, but learn why we’ve still got so much ...

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Panti Bliss Makes Most Influential Europeans List

Irish civil rights goddess Panti Bliss has been ranked at #12 in Politico‘s annual list of the 28 most-influential Europeans. From their bio: The outspoken queen captured the public imagination in a country that didn’t decriminalize gay sex until 1993. O’Neill was surprised himself. He charts it up to the fact that drag queens, often considered “fun” and almost “cartoonish” in ...

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Fox Poll: Trump Climbs After Muslim Ban Proposal

The poll was taken among South Carolina GOP primary voters. At this point, nothing should surprise us.

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YouTube Rewind: A Look Back At 2015 [VIDEO]

YouTube today looks back at 2015 with a sort-of music video which features cameos from James Corden, John Oliver, the Young Turks, Todrick Hall, Glozell, Tyler Oakley, and a slew of this year’s viral video stars. The music is a special remix done by EDM superstar Avicii. The clip opens with aerial shot of a giant rainbow flag. Watch below.

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TIME’s Person Of The Year: Angela Merkel

TIME Magazine this morning named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the 2015 Person Of The Year. They write: The year 2015 marked the start of Merkel’s 10th year as Chancellor of a united Germany and the de facto leader of the European Union, the most prosperous joint venture on the planet. By year’s end, she had steered the enterprise through ...

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Obama Takes Twitter’s Tweet Of The Year 2015

Twitter today released the list of the most retweeted political messages of 2015. At #1 is President Obama’s celebratory tweet on the day that the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage. Politico reports: The president’s official account (@POTUS), which was launched in May of this year, also snagged the number 2, 3, 7, 16, 22 and 24 spots. The tweets ...

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Bernie Sanders Wins TIME Magazine’s 2015 Person Of The Year Readers’ Poll, Kim Davis Places 55th

TIME Magazine reports: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the online readers’ poll for TIME Person of the Year, topping some of the world’s best-known politicians, activists and cultural figures as the most influential person of 2015 among those who voted. The Vermont Senator won with a little more than 10% of the vote when the poll closed Sunday ...

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DJ Earworm – United State Of Pop 2015 [VIDEO]

DJ Earworm’s hotly anticipated annual mashup of the year’s biggest-selling pop singles is out today. Billboard reports: Each year since 2007, DJ Earworm (real name Jordan Roseman) has taken the biggest tunes of the year and combined them into one ultra-catchy, viral-ready mash-up called “The United State of Pop.” This year, the challenge got even more involved: Instead of the ...

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The Advocate Names SCOTUS Its “People Of The Year”

The Advocate today named the justices of the Supreme Court their “People Of The Year” for 2015. The tagline on the cover notes, “Yes, the whole Supreme Court. Including Scalia.”  Mark Joseph Stern writes in the cover story’s opening: At 10:02 a.m. Eastern on June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court changed America forever. In handing down its decision in ...

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