Tag Archives: JMG community

TODAY: Thirteen Years Of JMG

Today is the thirteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Tenth Cativersary

Ten years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

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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 13th anniversary. I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMGers and newbies alike, for coming along on the insane roller coaster that 2016 has been. We finished the year at right around 40 million pageviews, a number I ...

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Morning View: Island House Key West

Alas, our annual holiday week at the eternally fabulous Island House is drawing to a close and tomorrow morning we’ll head back up the Overseas Highway to Fort Lauderdale. This year’s visit got off to a bit of a rainy start, but it’s been clear skies and 80 degrees ever since. (And yes, I’ve been noting the 10 degree wind ...

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Morning View: Island House Key West

Yesterday I arrived in Key West for my eighth (maybe ninth) annual holiday stay at the fabulous Island House. The joint was jumping last night but things are rather sedate at the moment due to the hour and a bit of warm rain. On Thursday I’ll be attending the book launch party for Ending Anita, our own Father Tony Adams’ ...

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JMG Is Experiencing Techmological Differences

As many of you have surely noted, this here website thingy has been going down intermittently all afternoon. The problem appears to be “network connectivity issues” with the hosting company’s server farm on the West Coast, where JMG lives in a dark electronic cave. My apologies, but at least this time it’s not a DDoS attack aimed just at us.

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. ...

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OPEN THREAD: Early Results And Projections Arrive

Polls are now closed or will close within the hour in about two dozen states. CNN has already called Kentucky and Indiana for Trump. Hillary is projected to win Vermont. No surprises so far. Weigh in below as exit polls and projections come in. I’ll break out the result in battleground states with new posts as they arrive. Live streams ...

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OPEN THREAD: Tells Us About Your Time At The Polls

If you’ve voted since our open thread from very early this morning, let us know how things went for you. Also use this open thread to discuss reports of ballot issues, voter intimidation, and other other subjects related to the act of casting votes. The first exit polls will likely be arriving around 6PM, but don’t let that stop you ...

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OPEN THREAD: Tell Us About Your Voting Experience

It took me about 45 minutes to vote for Hillary for the fifth time this morning. In 12 years on the Upper East Side, I’d never had more than three people in front of me but this morning the line wrapped nearly around the block. New arrivals were clearly surprised to find such a crowd, but everybody was in high ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading? Writers, please feel free to plug your own work.

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OPEN THREAD: Talk Amongst Yourselves

I’ll be on a press bus for the next few hours and may not have web access, so here’s an open thread to chatter about whatever might happen until I get back online. I usually schedule my travel for times outside the normal news cycle, but hey, I’m not driving the bus. A couple of posts that aren’t time-sensitive are ...

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The Advocate Reports On Trolling And JMG

Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman interviewed me recently and today published his story about this here website thingy, our commenting community, and how we deal with the growing troll problem that has forced some sites to do away with commenting entirely. Hit the link to read my kind words about you. This is also a good opportunity to suggest that ...

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So I Wasn’t Selected For Grand Jury Service

Yesterday the names of 102 New York County voters were placed into a drum in the courthouse in downtown Manhattan for grand jury service selection. Mine was not one of the 92 names randomly pulled to form four 23-person grand juries. As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday afternoon, when I left with the nine other dismissed “leftovers,” I felt a ...

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Grand Jury Service Open Thread [VIDEO]

As I mentioned yesterday, today I begin grand jury service. Since you’re seeing this post, that means I’m busy indicting ham sandwiches, so use this post to discuss any breaking news and for your regular off-topic ruminations. As a bonus, enjoy the below live-streams of baby kittens and the view from the International Space Station. (You can rewind both streams ...

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So I Start Grand Jury Service Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I report to the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan for grand jury service. Unlike with regular juries, there is no voir dire process and there appears to be little chance I’ll be dismissed for being self-employed, a social justice activist, a journalist with a long history of being critical of the police, or a hologram. ...

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Open Thread Thursday: Show Us Your Fur Babies

JMG reader David writes to suggest a “sanity break” with an open thread for everybody to show off their fur babies, which we haven’t done for quite some time. Shelley endorses this idea, although she takes a dim view of my suggestion of adding another household member, primarily so I can name the new addition Hillary Kitten.

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all of our JMG family in the north! As I said last year, “We make a lot of fun of you, but we also not-so-secretly want to be you.” Have a great 149th birthday, you don’t look a day over 29. Please make up the guest room in November, you know, just in case. And thank ...

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TODAY: Twelve Years Of JMG

Today is the twelfth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading? Writers, please feel free to plug your own work.

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