Monthly Archives: September 2012

North Carolina Republicans On Ryan

Ryan gave a speech here in North Carolina last night.

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Mortgage Math

(Via Andrew Sullivan.)

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Church Sign Of The Day

One block from the convention center.

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LGBT DNC Delegate Meghan Stabler

Meet Texas DNC delegate Meghan Stabler, who is here in Charlotte working on your behalf. More of these snapshots to come throughout the week.

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KENYA: Police Extort Gay Men

According to a report issued by Identity Kenya, police there are using social media and hook-up sites to lure gay men from whom they then demand money. Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Anthony Oluoch, the former Legal and Human Rights Officer based at the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) …

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John Aravosis Vs Jennifer Rubin

Americablog founder John Aravosis appeared on CNN to debate convention coverage with wingnut blogger Jennifer Rubin. Things get “a little heated” as Aravosis put it. Watch this.

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Crackpots At The DNC

These are just the ones I happened to catch while walking about two blocks to the front doors of the convention center.

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NEW ORLEANS: Nine Anti-Gay Preachers Arrested At Southern Decadence

Nine anti-gay preachers were arrested Saturday as they protested at Southern Decadence. Patrick O’Connell, 45, Rolando Igleasias, 31, Cesar Chavez, 22, Daniel Hoogerhuis, 26, Danny Guevera, 20, Larry Craft, 52, Montes Diego, 32 and Gary Brown, 33 were arrested on suspicion of aggressive solicitation, a city law passed last October. The ordinance prohibits “any person or group of persons to …

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Christians Pray For Evil DNC

A coalition of Charlotte churches has assigned each congregation a specific evil DNC state delegation to pray for this week. Believers from dozens of churches committed themselves to be “Jesus Revolutionaries.” The commitment consists of vowing to spend quality time with God every day in prayer and the Word, boldly confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, win the lost, be …

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Headline Of The Day

For once I can’t entirely disagree with the National Review. While my “hotel” isn’t nearly as bad as the one they describe, it’s certainly quite shabby.

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Harold & Kumar At The DNC

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Fischer: Dems Want It To Rain On Obama

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Morning View – DNC Shuttle Stop

I’ve yet to see an actual DNC bus appear outside my glamorous “hotel,” but I remain hopeful. I’ll give it an hour then call another cab.

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CHARLOTTE: Democrats Issue Final Platform With Full Marriage Support

The Democratic Party has released the official 2012 platform. Here’s the final position on marriage equality: Freedom to Marry. We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches …

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Michael Clarke Duncan Dead At 54

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, died today in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. Duncan had a handful of minor roles before “The Green Mile” brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in …

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At Charlotte’s CarolinaFest

Today I spent a few hours wandering around CarolinaFest, where concert stages, Southern cooking, issue advocacy, and lots and lots of Obama/Biden swag abounded. I ran into the Daily Show crew doing street interviews, as were Fox News, the loathsome Americans For Prosperity, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, the last of whom I snippily turned down when they asked for …

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Janelle Monae At CarolinaFest

Janelle Monae killed at CarolinaFest today. Killed. The best live show I’ve seen in a very long time. I stupidly didn’t think to request backstage press access, which was handled separately from the DNC, but I did get a chance for a photo with Monae’s amazing front men (guitarist left, keyboardist right), who couldn’t have been any nicer. I’ll have …

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Church Sign Of The Day

Source.

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The GOP Prayed To Satan At The RNC

“Those in the Mormon cult use the words ‘god’ and ‘jesus,’ yet the ‘god’ and ‘jesus’ of the Mormon cult are NOT the God and Jesus of the Bible! Mormons believe their ‘god’ used to be a human who rose to god-like status, just like Romney, Beck, and all Mormons believe they will too after their death. The ‘jesus’ of …

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Coming This Fall On Logo

Starring JMG reader BStewart23. Send in your audition tapes quickly, those sixteen slots will be filled fast. Ahem.

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