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Obama Launches LGBT Site

“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up …

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Morning View – Carlyle Hotel

The 35-story Carlyle Hotel, at Madison and 76th, was built in 1931 during the golden age for art deco Manhattan landmarks (Empire State, Chrysler, etc.). Originally a residential hotel, today the Carlyle is a co-op with 160 rental units and 60 privately-owned suites. The hotel’s Cafe Carlyle has hosted many famous jazz artists such as Bobby Short, who played there …

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Open Thread Thursday

My most hated commerical is anything with that incredibly annoying Cockney gecko. Unless it’s the one with that smartass little kid spouting technobabble for Verizon. True quam. Like anybody knows or cares about quadrature amplitude modulation. I’d like to see a cage match between the gecko and that mouthy kid. And the cavemen are getting on my nerves too. Now …

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Live-Blogging The Dems

Tomorrow night at 9PM (6PM PST) I’ll be live-blogging the HRC/LOGO Visible Vote ’08 debate between the Democratic candidates. Drop in here during the debate and add your own take as the show rolls. You can watch the show online, on LOGO, or by tuning into XM channel POTUS 130, their new free channel devoted to the 2008 presidential campaign. …

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The TSA Are Flying Monkeys

Yesterday a NYC-bound Spirit Airlines passenger smuggled a “fist-sized” marmoset past security at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International by keeping the monkey under his hat. Only after the flight was airborne did other passengers notice the animal “playing in the man’s ponytail.” A day earlier, the passenger got the monkey past security as he departed Lima, Peru. When asked how they could …

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Mrs. Edwards: Always Quotable

“We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a certain amount of fundraising dollars.” – Elizabeth Edwards, speaking about reasons her husband may receive less media attention and fewer campaign donations than Obama and Clinton. Mrs. Edwards continues to deliver better quotes than her husband, doesn’t she? Tuesday, on John Gibson’s Fox News …

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HomoQuotable – Tim Gunn

“I haven’t been in a relationship since 1982. God, that sounds pathetic. But I was so severely hurt that I’ve never, ever gotten over it. I was so madly and desperately in love that I didn’t see the end coming. It was a routine night on the couch watching television, and he turned to me and just said, ‘I don’t …

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Morning View – Payne Whitney Mansion

One of the many mansions that Stanford White designed for the megawealthy of the time, this Fifth Avenue showplace was built in 1909 for philanthropist Payne Whitney. The lot, which faces Central Park, was a graduation gift from Whitney’s uncle, given when he graduated from Harvard Law. The home features a grand staircase which was used in a scene in …

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The Hits Keep Coming: Young Republicans Head Resigns In Gay Sex Scandal

Glenn Murphy, 33, the newly-elected chairman of the Young Republicans National Federation, who is well known for using the gay marriage issue to promote his candidates, has abruptly resigned amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a 22-year old man at the home of the man’s sister. Murphy has already been scrubbed from the YRNF’s website and their Wikipedia entry, which …

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