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Learn To Speak Tea Bag

The residents of Wingnuttia are screaming at NPR for hosting the below Mark Fiore cartoon on their site. Fiore casually reports receiving death threats over the issue: Before you could say, “due to a pre-existing condition, your health coverage has been denied,” there was a full-fledged viral campaign by right-wing media outlets and blogs to jump, scream and shout about …

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“At the heart of the controversy is a simple fact: GLAAD solicits money from networks and entertainment companies and then hands them awards for what the organization deems positive media representation of the LGBT community. (In 2009, ABC actually led rival networks with its number of nominees.) Media companies receiving the awards—many of which often engage in or perpetuate the …

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Killer Of Gay Teen Jorge Mercado Found Competent To Stand Trial

The confessed killer of gay teen Jorge Mercado has been found competent to stand trial. Last month Juan Martinez Matos was ordered to undergo mental evaluation after exhibiting symptoms of what some said was a faked state of psychosis. Via Michael Lavers at Edge: “The quest for justice has begun,” Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay & Lesbian Task …

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The Breakaway Republic Of Vermont

Having formed a new party, eight candidates for statewide office in Vermont as pushing for the state to secede. Their name: Vermont Independence Day. “The only hope is to just say, ‘Look, this isn’t working for us. We want to start fresh again, with a real democracy,'” Garritano said. “I think that’s the answer. Hopefully, it won’t take another horrible …

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Daily Grumble

Why must TV’s talking heads insist on saying “on the ground” when they just mean “there.” Stop that right now. That’s all I got.

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Manhattan Gay Bar Death Roll

Twilo, Limelight, Roxy, Lure, Tunnel, Sound Factory. And a couple of dozen more. Embiggen Next Magazine’s map of the gay bars that have closed in Manhattan in the new millenium. I miss the Dugout most of all. I enjoyed the Lure and Roxy, but hadn’t been to either in quite some time when they closed. Somehow I visited almost every …

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Libery University Pulls Out Of CPAC

Keeping their threat to pull out of the CPAC wingnut convention if the dirty queers at GOProud were allowed to remain as a co-sponsor, Liberty University’s Mat Staver said his group will not attend. Oh, but his OTHER group, Liberty Counsel will. Staver reports that he never received a formal response to his complaint, so Liberty University is dropping its …

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