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Gore-Obama?

Some fascinating fantasizing from TIME’s Joe Klein: Let’s say the elders of the Democratic Party decide, when the primaries end, that neither Obama nor Clinton is viable. Let’s also assume—and this may be a real stretch—that such elders are strong and smart enough to act. All they’d have to do would be to convince a significant fraction of their superdelegate …

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Baghdad In Chaos, U.S. Troops Told
To Seek Shelter

MSNBC is reporting that U.S. troops in Baghdad are being told “not to leave reinforced buildings” today as Shia insurgents are overwhelming many parts of the city. Via Reuters: Iraq’s Prime Minister was staring into the abyss today after his operation to crush militia strongholds in Basra stalled, members of his own security forces defected and district after district of …

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Gays Pile On To Flip Leno the Bird

The Gays are rushing to follow the example of Avenue Q creator Jeff Whitty, who this week flipped Jay Leno a photographic bird for Leno’s continual habit of making gays the butts of his jokes. Go to MyGayestLook.com and see famous and not-so-famous homos and homo-friendlies wagging their middle digits in Leno’s direction. The site was was co-created by Whitty …

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Slain AIDS Activist’s Memorial This Sunday

A memorial service for slain AIDS activist Michael “La La” Brown will be held this Sunday at 6:30PM at Bryant Park in Lake Worth, Florida. The park is also host that day to Palm Beach County’s Pridefest, for whom Brown was a recent Grand Marshall. Brown, 50, was a beloved bon vivant, a pillar of the South Florida gay community, …

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Post Gay, Post Race, Post Gender

A 17 year-old gay kid in the UK has launched a site called Ditch The Label, which urges socially marginalized teenagers to discard the labels of race, sexuality, gender, and appearance. The founder of DitchtheLabel is 17-year old student, activist and part-time model, Liam Hackett. He developed the site primarily aimed at marginalised teenagers looking to break free from social …

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Mike Gravel Joins Libertarian Party

Mike Gravel, everyone’s favorite wacky idealist (and BFF of the gays), is ditching the Democrats to run for president under the banner of the Libertarian Party. In other momentous switches, the NYPD will change the color of parking tickets from safety orange to burnt orange. (And when Gravel is elected, we’ll be doing away parking tickets entirely. The government should …

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HomoQuotable – Gore Vidal

“Now, to Newsweek’s obituary of this late dishonorable American in which my editor-friend assures me that his brain-dead son Christopher had a hand: “Buckley bridled at bullies.” And who was the bully in context? Myself. He was also an expert at changing indefensible contexts. Buckley maintained that I supported revolutionaries who favored murdering U.S. Marines. Yet all the talk of …

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You’re Not Crazy To Eat At McDonald’s,
BUT YOU WILL BE

Oh, this is just fucking great. Middle-aged people with excess visceral fat – usually apparent in the thick waist or pot belly of an apple-shaped body – are nearly three times more likely to suffer from dementia in their 70s and 80s than people with little to no belly fat, according to a study of Kaiser Permanente patients. Researchers have …

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Daily Grumble

With all this emailing and blogging and such, is anybody else losing their ability to write by hand? My handwriting was never good and back when they graded you on “penmanship” in grammar school, that’s where I always got my lowest marks. But these days, oy! I can hardly address an envelope without needing to start over at least twice. …

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