Monthly Archives: June 2009

His Most Famous Performance

The day after the Motown 25 special aired, Fred Astaire called Michael Jackson to marvel at his Moonwalk.

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Michael Jackson Dies Of Cardiac Arrest

Numerous television reports and gossip sites are reporting that Michael Jackson suffered “severe” cardiac arrest this afternoon and is critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital. He was administered CPR in the ambulance and is said to be in “really rough shape.” His family is en route to the hospital. UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Jackson has died. We’ve just …

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The Shepards On The Hate Crimes Act

Today U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to move immediately on the hate crimes bill. The bill is reportedly going to be attached to a defense appropriations bill, a tactic which failed the last time it was attempted.

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Camille Paglia: Gay Activists Are Childish

Camille Paglia thinks gay activists shouldn’t be bothering the president at a time when he so many others issues to deal with. She also announces the breakup of her relationship and says she questions whether lesbians are as capable as as gay men in maintaining long-term relationships. “I envy gay men. A fling for a lesbian couple is a betrayal.” …

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Atheism Ad Campaign Hits NYC

The ad campaign promoting atheism has reached NYC. The New York commercials were inspired by the first Atheist Bus Campaign in London last January. They were put on 800 buses in response to a campaign by a Christian group whose relatively innocuous messages contained a URL for a Web site that warned that nonbelievers would “spend all eternity in torment.” …

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Protest New York’s Senate Democrats Tonight At New York City Hall

The New York Senate Democratic Conference will be holding a “Hollywood & Broadway” party tonight at NYC Hall. You know, instead of doing any actual fucking work. An instant protest has sprung up: With all the chaos that has been occurring in the Senate over the past several days and weeks, it’s important that we show our elected officials that …

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Farrah Fawcett Dies At Age 62

Television icon Farrah Fawcett died this morning at age 62 after a three year battle with anal cancer. Fawcett first stepped into the spotlight playing Jill Munroe in the TV series “Charlie’s Angels” in the 1970s. The series became a smash hit and Fawcett quickly became an iconic pin-up model for millions of men. She pioneered a feathered hairstyle dubbed …

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Rosie Gets SiriusXM Show

Rosie O’Donnell, who has been largely out of the media spotlight for several years (other than last fall’s appallingly bad variety special), is getting her own daily show on SiriusXM. Via press release: Rosie Radio will launch this fall and air Monday through Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET/7:00 – 9:00 am PT exclusively on SIRIUS XM Stars, …

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Peter LaBarbera Lies For Jeebus. Again.

In a piece instantly lapped up by wingnut sites like World Net Daily and others, leather-fascinated closet case Peter LaBarbera has trained his beady pig-eyes for the first time on NYC’s Folsom Street East. Sending an undercover cameraman into the paid-admission only event, Porno Pete has again published photos of unsuspecting fairgoers, making the ridiculous claim that “hundreds of fully …

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Delaware Gets Gay Protections

After a ten year battle by gay activists, yesterday the Delaware legislature voted to add sexual orientation (but not gender identity) to its list of protected classes. The House chamber erupted in applause, cheers and hugs when representatives passed the measure shortly after 8:30 p.m. An hour earlier, the Senate — where previous versions of the legislation always were killed …

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HomoQuotable – Jennifer Chrisler

“Malpractice is defined as engaging in professional wrongdoing that will result in harm. As one of those many leaders across the country fighting for equality for LGBT families, failure to accept the President’s invitation to meet with him at the White House this coming Monday would be committing “Movement malpractice.” “For more years than I care to remember we have …

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Maddow RIPS Gov. Mark Sanford

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It’ll Blow Your…Uh, What?

Burger King’s ad for their “super seven incher” is being described by Entertainment Weekly as “the day that subtlety died.” As you can see here, the woman in said advertisement is about to go down on said Super Seven Incher with a suggestive tagline that uses the word “blow.” Mmhmm, I think it’s safe to assume that such humor will …

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Feds Working On Trans Protection

The New York Times reports that lawyers for the Obama administration are “quietly” working on workplace guidelines banning discrimination against transgender federal employees. The guidelines will be in an updated federal handbook for managers and supervisors to be distributed and posted online in the next couple of months, and they could also be included in other materials for managers. They …

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Quote Of The Day – John Kerry

“Too bad, if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’ – Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), speaking to a “Democrat-centric” group of business leaders in DC. Oh my. This one is going to end up in Letterman territory.

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Aqua – Back To The 80’s

The Barbie Girl people are back. I really really really shouldn’t like this. Totally. Should. Not. Presses repeat. BTW, a dear friend of mine who is a grown-ass man, works out daily to the first Aqua album. For realz. (Tipped by JMG reader Claire Bear)

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Boomerang

JMG reader Willym sends in this anti-hate speech poster from his native Rome and provides this (loose) translation: If you call me a dirty [n-word] or a disgusting lesbian, it offends me just as much as me calling you Mafioso because you’re Italian. Racism (prejudice) is a boomerang. Sooner or later it comes back to you.

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25 Most Dangerous U.S. Neighborhoods

A compiling of recent FBI and local law enforcement data on violent crimes per capita reveals that Chicago has five of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation. I’m kind of surprised to see Orlando on the list, although the cited neighborhood is so famously sketchy I was once told that the local ER had a special admitting stamp for …

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On The GOP’s “Moral Authority”

The GOP platform on morality is the “RIGHT platform for the country.” Wait, what?

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Open Thread Thursday

I went to this GLAAD function at an extremely loud Hell’s Kitchen club last Friday and the little swag bag handed me upon departure included a bottle of fancy designer hair “paste.” Paste? I shrugged and thought, “Oh, I’ll just pass this off to somebody with, you know, hair.” And then I realized how few of my inner circle (the …

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