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ACLU Backs Lesbian Over Prom Tux

How can these silly battles still be going on? A 17-year-old Boone County girl has sued Lebanon Schools after her high school principal told her she could not wear a tuxedo to the school’s April 25 prom but would have to wear a dress. The Lebanon High School senior, whose name is not revealed in the lawsuit, is a lesbian …

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Michael Steele Is SO Gonna Be Fired

As if he wasn’t in enough trouble with the all the back and forth with defacto GOP head Rush Limbaugh, nominal GOP head Michael Steele has now totally signed his own death warrant. From an interview with GQ, as reported by Political Wire: On if women have the right to choose an abortion: “Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s …

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Wingnut Lawyer Ambushes Scalia Over Obama’s Nationality

Yes, the “Obama Is Not An American” meme is still going strong in Wingnutistan. World Net Daily is breathlessly reporting that one of their drones got called on at a book signing reception for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and demanded to know why SCOTUS won’t hear any of the numerous cases filed on the topic. But the answer wasn’t …

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FCC Complaint Filed Over Family Guy

Predictably, fundies are filing an FCC complaint over Sunday’s “Peter Goes Gay” episode of Family Guy and are calling on the show’s sponsors to suspend advertising. (Feel free to stretch and yawn.) From the fundie-run Parents Television Council: Our organization is taking its concerns directly to every parent, every Fox affiliate and every advertiser — as well as to those …

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Morning View – Food Emporium 1st & 72nd

Many of Manhattan’s grocery stores have cramped little aisles too narrow for burb-style buggies. Some of them provide tiny “I’m a BIG boy” carts, which one can feel a bit ridiculous pushing around. But the Food Emporium by my place just switched over to normal height double-deckers. Adult dignity, slightly restored. However they also started charging for delivering your in-store …

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your relationship status? Single and happy? Single and looking? Domestic partnered? Civil unioned? Married? Coupled? Thrupled? I asked this question a year ago, so it will be interesting to see what changes may have come for some of our JMG regulars.

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Bob Mould – Life And Times

Life And Times, the new album by openly gay godfather of punk grunge Bob Mould is now available for pre-ordering. The CD drops on April 7th and the first single I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Any More is now available at iTunes and Amazon. Mould is working on an autobiography for release in 2010 and …

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You Won’t Be Text-Communicated

A Seattle church is encouraging congregants to Twitter throughout the service. The Mars Hill Church in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is not your grandma’s church. On Sunday, the pastor’s sermon was being broadcast on large video screens to accommodate his laryngitis and the congregants in church were broadcasting on their iPhones. They weren’t talking, but “Twittering,” typing in brief thoughts or …

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