Monthly Archives: June 2009

What Is A Family?

Idaho local news discusses the recent decision by a water park not to extend the family discount to a gay family because they “aren’t real.”

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NY Senate Dems LOCKED In Chamber

All we need now is a couple of bears on unicycles and a lady fired from a cannon. NY Daily News reports: Power-sharing talks have broken down and Senate Democrats have locked themselves into the chamber – the first time they’ve been in since the June 8 coup – beating their GOP counterparts to the punch in an effort to …

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Get Back In Line

If you paid Fly Clear the $199 annual fee so that you could avoid airport security shakedowns, you and several hundred thousand others are screwed. A major vendor that fast-tracks fliers through airport security for an annual fee of $199 will end operations tonight, according to its website and a former employee, leaving hundreds of thousands of customers in the …

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Coulter On Dr. Tiller Murder

“Tiller was terminated in his 203rd trimester.”

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Today In Non-PC Moments

You know, I’d totally like to send a big bouquet of flowers to the tour manager of a certain top-selling hip hop act. And that’s all I’m saying about THAT. UPDATE: OK, maybe I will say more. For the record, and for what should be obvious to anybody who regularly reads this here website thingy, yes yes yes violence is …

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Napolitano Did What Obama Won’t

Dan Savage notes an interesting contradiction in federal policy this morning. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has issued a two-year stop order on the deportation of the widowed immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens. It takes two years after marrying an American before you can qualify for citizenship. If your spouse dies before then, you get sent home. Napolitano thinks …

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NYT On White House Cocktail Party

The NYT’s Caucus blog has weighed in on next week’s White House cocktail party for gay leaders. The party is ostensibly to mark the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, but most are seeing it as an olive branch to LGBT organizations after the DOJ-DOMA flap. As advocates for gays and lesbians intensify their criticism of the White House, President Obama has …

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Moderate Mormons Launch Apology Site

The Advocate reports that a group of progressive/moderate Mormons have launched a site asking their church to apologize for anti-gay activism and to soften their attitude towards gay people. The site, www.lds.apology.org, calls on LDS leaders in a petition to stop antigay policies and fundraising. It also includes historical information about Mormon work to ban same-sex marriage, details about official …

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Ed McMahon Dies At 86

Ed McMahon, the most famous sidekick in the history of television, has died at the age of 86. Ed McMahon, the loyal Tonight Show sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding “H-e-e-e-e-e-ere’s Johnny” for 30 years, died early today at 86. Mr. McMahon died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his …

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Gay Marriage Debate Flow Chart

Bigger version here. (Via JMG reader Atari Age.)

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Daily Ungrumble

You knew when Sookie agreed to take Jessica back to her parents’ house that it would turn into some seriously fucked up shit, right? Great scene though and I can’t remember the last time I screamed out loud in frustration when a TV episode came to an abrupt close. As for Lafayette….holy crap and what now? Episode 2 bonus: Jason …

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Birthers Launch Reward Fund To Anybody Who Witnessed The Birth Of Obama

Three-time Just For Men Olympics gold medalist and World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah has launched a reward fund for anybody who can prove they witnessed the birth of President Obama. Farah has started the fund with $10,000 and invites his fellow birthers to raise the ante to a level “irresistible” to those keeping the “actual birthplace” of Obama a …

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Keep Being Awesome

The latest from Passive Aggressive Notes. (Tipped by JMG reader Vincent)

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Stars And Stripes Supports Story That HRC Soft-Pedaled Repeal Of DADT

Three weeks ago reporter Jason Bellini created a firestorm in the gay blogosphere with his Daily Beast story charging that the HRC had asked Congress to put aside working on the repeal of DADT in favor of other items like the passage of hate crimes and ENDA. The HRC issued a vehement denial of the story and after a few …

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Olbermann: Are Democrats Blocking Obama’s Health Care Reforms?

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Morning View – Columbus Circle

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DC Metro Trains Collide, Many Injuries

Two DC Metro trains collided at about 5pm today. The trains were above ground at the time of the collision. There are numerous injuries and at least one fatality. NBC reports: Two Metro trains collided between the Takoma and Fort Totten stations on the Red Line, resulting in at least one fatality, D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman Alan Etter …

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Banner Day At English-Only “Conferenece”

The morans at the English-only confab (featured speaker: Pat Buchanan) had a little problem with their banner. Snork! Also: “Building the new majority”? Uh, haven’t they seen the demographic trends for this country’s Hispanic population? Some states are heading for a Hispanic majority within a few years. New Mexico is almost there right now. (Via – Shakesville)

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SLDN To Join DNC Fundraiser Protest

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network joins the fray. SLDN will be outside boycotting the Democratic National Committee (DNC) LGBT event in Washington this Thursday. SLDN will be calling upon the President to end his silence on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” We will be wearing and handing out buttons with the number 265, representing the number of service members who will …

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Portland Mayor Sam Adams Cleared

Openly gay Portland mayor Sam Adams has been cleared of charges that he had an affair with the then-underage Beau Breedlove. After a six-month investigation, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger found no evidence that Portland Mayor Sam Adams broke the law by engaging in a relationship with Beau Breedlove. In a report released this morning, Kroger said Breedlove lacked credibility …

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