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TABC Chief: We Messed Up

The head of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission yesterday admitted that his agents violated their own procedures in their raid of the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth. The Dallas Voice has an exclusive interview: The administrator of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said this week that two TABC agents involved in a raid of the Rainbow Lounge on June 28 …

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BREAKING: Matthew Shepard Act Passes U.S. Senate

LGBT history was made late last night when U.S. Senate passed the Matthew Shepard Act as an amendment to a defense appropriations bill. This is the most dramatic federal endorsement of LGBT rights in history and the first major achievement made during the Obama administration. The Senate has approved the most sweeping expansion of federal hate crimes protections since the …

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McCain Objects To Hate Crimes Bill

Sen. John McCain spoke on the record today at the floor of the Senate to object to the Matthew Shepard Act being attached to a defense appropriations bill. “This is a complete abdication of the responsibilities of the judiciary committee but more importantly could hang up this bill for a long period. While we have young Americans fighting and dying …

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Quote Of The Day – Johnny Depp

“My dream role would be to play musical legend Carol Channing in a biopic of her life. I love her, I really do. She’s amazing. With all the digital technology available these days I could probably pull it off. I’d have a go at playing a 12-year-old girl if they asked me to.” – Johnny Depp, speaking to the UK’s …

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Sotomayor Grilled On Same-Sex Marriage

Sonia Sotomayor says she will look at same-sex marriage “with a completely open mind” and seemed to take offense at any implication that she’s already decided on the issue. NOTE: Argh. I’m trying to transcribe Sotomayor’s comments and this C-SPAN player is the pits. This post replaces a previous post that went kerfluey with these C-SPAN players. Let’s try again. …

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Go Read Eric Leven

JMG reader Moby sent an interesting link last night that I immediately forwarded to Eric Leven, knowing that Eric would do the subject justice. He didn’t let me down.

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New Evidence In Ft. Worth Bar Raid

Fort Worth police have released more information about the raid of the Rainbow Lounge. According to the report, police returned to the bar two days after arrested a departing patron for public intoxication. That weekend, officers returned to the lounge with TABC officers for a bar check. A police radio recording revealed that an officer called for help after they …

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