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White House Vows To Veto Any Bill Attached To Hate Crimes Legislation

White House spokesman Tony Fratto yesterday said that President Bush plans to veto any bill to which the Matthew Shepard Act (MSA) is attached. Fratto: “The qualifications [in the bill] are so broad that virtually any crime involving a homosexual individual has potential to have hate crimes elements. The proposals they’re talking about are not sufficiently narrow.” Last month Sen. …

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Judy Garland: Still Dead

Liza Minnelli lives a couple of blocks from me and I see her on the street once or twice a year, usually out shopping. Once I saw her leaving a Chinese joint on 2nd Avenue. She seems to be able to walk around unmolested by fans, at least on the Upper East Side. Still, you have to laugh at the …

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Firemen To Sue For Gay Sexual Harassment

Four San Diego firemen are planning to sue the city, claiming they were forced into taking part in the gay pride parade where they suffered sexual taunts from the crowd. The firemen were asked to take part in the parade at the last minute, when volunteers dropped out due to a family crisis. They were chosen because their station is …

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The Shame Of Hello Kitty

Police officers in Thailand will be forced to wear a hot pink Hello Kitty armband if they disobey the rules, thereby shaming their masculinity. A police official in Bangkok says, “Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor. Hello Kitty …

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Morning View – F Train Station

The curved wall and lined ceiling of the F train station at 63rd & Lexington provide one of the neater visual effects of NYC subway. Some people use the F train to travel between Queens and Brooklyn, even though the line detours them all through Manhattan.

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Shelter Kitteh Iz Watching U

Shelter Kitty sometimes keeps a wary eye open during her naps, just in case somebody gets overwhelmed and feels the need to scoop her up for kisses. Her current hobby is batting the wires until she pulls the cable box down on her head. It’s now been over three months since I brought her home from the Harlem ASPCA and …

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FDA Approves New HIV Med

Pfizer announced today that the FDA has approved its new HIV drug Selzentry (maraviroc). The drug is the first of a new class of HIV drugs to be approved in ten years. Selzentry is intended for patients who have the HIV-1 strain of the virus and are already resistant to multiple HIV drugs. Selzentry is the first in a class …

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Bush Erodes 4th Amendment

Yesterday Dubya signed a law expanding the ability of the government to eavesdrop on our international phone conversations and emails without warrants. The law was enacted in order to protect the major telecommunication companies that are now facing numerous lawsuits for having secretly cooperated in previous warrantless wiretappings. These companies have been pressuring the Bush administration to enact legislation freeing …

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Bob Allen: It’s Because The Cop Was Black

Disgraced Florida right-wing legislator Bob “Tea-room” Allen, whom you may recall was caught in a park restroom last month, offering a cop $20 for sex, now says he only played along because he feared black men: “This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park.” According to the Orlando Sentinel, …

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