Tag Archives: Republican convention

NEVADA: Tony Perkins Cheers After Las Vegas Withdraws Its Bid To Host The 2016 Republican Convention

One month after the Nevada GOP dropped opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion from its platform, the Republican National Committee announced this afternoon that Las Vegas has withdrawn its bid to host the 2016 convention. Heidi Hayes, spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said timing played a big role in the decision to withdraw the bid. “After ...

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Who Is The GOP’s Mystery Speaker?

I predict the Zombie Andrew Breitbart. Coke spoon in one hand, boxed wine in the other.

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RNC Holds Opening Session

There was an official opening ceremony today even though the rest of the day has been canceled. GOP officials from several Gulf states have either returned or decided to stay at home to deal with storm preparations.

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Billboard Of The Day

(Tipped by Mama JMG)

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GOP Platform On Military Slams “Social Experimentation” On LGBT Rights

FRC president Tony Perkins engineered the GOP plank against same-sex marriage. And now it appears that the detestable Elaine Donnelly had a hand in the plank about gays in the military. President Obama’s expansion of gay rights in the military, including on-base same sex marriage and wearing uniforms in gay pride parades, would be radically yanked back in a Mitt ...

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Headline Of The Day

Citing “severe transportation difficulties due to sustained winds and rain,” the RNC has canceled the first day of the convention.

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Convention Storm Watch

The predicted track for Isaac has shifted west, somewhat lessening the danger to the Tampa Bay area. As attention focuses on north Florida, it appears that the Florida Keys will not be evacuated. A tropical-storm watch was posted at 5 p.m. Friday for all the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac continued its northwest march through the Caribbean toward Florida. ...

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Discreet Convention Play

Buzzfeed beat us to it and posted a Craigslist round-up.

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TAMPA: Human Rights Campaign To Run Marriage Ad During GOP Convention

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Convention Storm Watch

Key West might be in for a direct hit on Sunday. Evacuation orders for the Keys may come tonight. Forecasters with The Weather Channel think the evacuation decisions could come quickly. It is anticipated that watches will be issued for South Florida and the Keys by Friday night. In the event of an evacuation, Mayor Cates told The Weather Channel ...

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Live From Tampa

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Archbishop Dolan To Pray At RNC

Archbishop Timothy Dolan will give the closing prayer at the Republican convention in Tampa, an interesting choice because the national coalition of Catholic bishops that he heads recently issued a blistering denouncement of the Ryan Plan to eviscerate services for the poor. Obviously, this is meant to sway Florida’s Hispanic vote. A spokesman for Dolan said convention protocol calls for ...

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Convention Storm Watch

Sort of related: A buddy of mine is flying to Key West today for a few days at Island House. How will he ever pass the time?

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Headline Of The Day

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The Hottest Party In Town

The Daily Bleach had some fun with the Tampa titty bars promoting convention specials. Actual ads are at the link. Check out the apparently real Craigslist entry while you’re there.

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Log Cabin: You Didn’t See The Good Work We Did On The GOP Platform

“Tony Perkins may be boasting today about having written an antigay marriage plank into the Republican Party platform, but it will be a hollow and short-lived victory. The obsessive exclusion of gay couples, including military families, from the rights and responsibilities of marriage, combined with bizarre rhetoric about ‘hate campaigns’ and ‘the homosexual rights agenda’ are clear signs of desperation ...

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TAMPA: Bathhouse Offers Free Admittance To Republican Convention Delegates

An Ybor City bathhouse is offering free admittance for GOP delegates during the convention. For those unaware, Ybor City is a homo-heavy entertainment district famed for its riotous nightclub scene, which is often described as Tampa’s version of Bourbon Street. Google tells us that the above bathhouse is riiiight around the corner from GOProud’s Homocon 2012 on the same block. ...

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Gay Hookers Gear Up For Tampa

The Onion definitely needs a heads-up on acceptable trans terminology, but if you can get past that it’s damn funny.

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Tropical Storm Threatens Tampa

Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength over warm waters and may become a Category 2 hurricane as it approaches Tampa just in time for the start of the GOP convention. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said a newly-formed tropical storm could threaten the site of next week’s Republican National Convention by early next week. Storm warnings were issued Tuesday ...

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FRC: We Placed Anti-Gay Hate Into The
GOP Party Platform! NOW PAY US!!!

Just in via press release: Dear Joe, The Defense of Marriage Act is under attack. There’s no question about it. In September, the Democrats will become the first major party to codify same-sex “marriage” into their platform. This is why Tony Perkins, along with me and other key members of the FRCA team are in Tampa, Florida a week before ...

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