Monthly Archives: September 2012

Morning View – First Avenue

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Romney Tells Homeless Hurricane Victim: Go Home And Call For Assistance

Romney is a man of the people. Romney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent close to an hour meeting with first responders and local officials. Romney shook hands with National Guardsmen outside the U.S. Post Office and talked with a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac’s flooding. Chiarello said she told Romney, “I lost …

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FRC Heads To The DNC

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White House Reveals Beer Recipe

This is causing great mirth among Twitter’s teabaggers.

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Headlines Of The Day

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LOS ANGELES: HIV Service Group Evicted For “Bringing Disease” Into Building

A Los Angeles organization that provides services to the HIV+ Hispanic community says they were evicted after only two days in their new office after the landlord allegedly told them they were “bringing disease” into the building. The Advocate reports: Bienestar is a non-profit social services organization offering testing, support and information to the Southern California Latino LGBT, HIV-positive, and …

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NEW YORK: Anonymous Site Threatens To Out GOP State Sen. George Maziarz

An anonymous website is threatening to out New York GOP state Sen. George Maziarz, who voted against marriage equality every time it came up. The site includes a countdown clock promising to expose Mariarz in eleven days. I’ve read no rumors about Maziarz, who is married to a woman, so the site may be just a very cheap election ploy. …

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Songwriter Hal David Dies At 91

Hal David, the legendary songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach, has died at the age of 91. David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning in Los Angeles, according to Jim Steinblatt, spokesman for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. David was a longtime member and former president of ASCAP. Bacharach and David wrote many top 40 hits …

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Romney: We Built Everything

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Quote Of The Day – Micky Ward

“I can’t support Scott Brown. I just can’t do it. I found out Scott is anti-union and I’m a Teamster guy. I found out he’s also against gay marriage and I say if you love someone you should have the same rights no matter who you are.” – Boxing legend Micky Ward, retracting his endorsement of Sen. Scott Brown, who …

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop Sends Letter Demanding Vote For Marriage Ban

“Our effort to support God’s unchanging plan for marriage is not a campaign against anyone, but rather a positive effort to promote the truth about marriage as a union between one man and one woman. But the reality is that marriage is not ours to redefine, just as another human life is not ours to take. God is both the …

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Afternoon View – From Governor’s Island

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California’s Lottery Cam Is Watching You

Your dream of changing your name and vanishing into the ether with your winnings won’t happen in California, where lottery officials have published surveillance video of a big winner checking his ticket. “We see this as an integrity and transparency issue,” said Russ Lopez, California Lottery Deputy Director of Corporate Communications, in a statement. “The California Lottery truly believes that …

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Obama Slams Romney’s Speech

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GOP Platform: High-Capacity Clips Are OK

Think Progress notes that the official GOP party platform endorses the continued legalization of the same high-capacity bullet magazines used in Colorado’s Batman mass slaying. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is …

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The Happy Couple Workout

Gothamist calls this “the most annoying workout ever.”

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50 Shades: The Magazine

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Father Of UK Gay Rights Dies At 84

Pioneering British LGBT rights activist Allan Horsfall has died at the age of 84. Horsfall became a local councilor in Nelson, north-west England, in the 1950s but started to discover inconsistencies in the way the law against homosexuality in Britain was applied. One public lavatory used by men meeting to have sex was well known to police and magistrates but …

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Paul Ryan Lied About Marathon Feat

Runner’s World clocks him on it. It turns out Paul Ryan has not run a marathon in less than three hours—or even less than four hours. A spokesman confirmed late Friday that the Republican vice presidential candidate has run one marathon. That was the 1990 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, where Ryan, then 20, is listed as having finished in …

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Longtime JMG Reader Weds In NYC

Father Tony writes us this morning with some happy news: “At sunset on Friday night, longtime JMG reader Sean Smith (blue shirt) married his partner of 15 years, Kevin Beckford. On JMG, they had read about my policy of asking couples to donate to the Ali Forney Center in lieu of a fee and thought this was a good idea. …

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