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Project Dumbway

NYC-based fashion designer Doron Braunschtein has launched a line of “Jews Against Obama” shirts. From his press release: “I am a true anti-Obama New York Jew. The word on the street is that New York Jews will vote for McCain anyhow. The majority of the Jews – at least the ones that are proud of their religion and practice it …

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ACLU Opens Case Against Florida School

In a case that I first mentioned here in February, the ACLU has made its opening arguments in its challenge of a Florida high school that prevented a student from wearing items in support of gay rights. A Florida high school is “trampling the First Amendment rights of students who support equal rights for gay people”, a federal judge was …

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Preventing Puberty In Transgender Kids

Via NPR: A small group of doctors around the world have introduced a controversial approach to the treatment of preteens and teenagers who believe they are the opposite sex. Right before puberty begins, they prescribe children hormone-blocking medication. This allows the child to continue growing without developing physical characteristics such as breasts, facial hair or Adam’s apples. Later, the child …

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Swag Winners

Here are some of our recent swag winners: David (left) in Boston won the tickets to the Boy George concert at Terminal 5, saying, “Great excuse to get back to NYC after leaving the Bronx a year ago…thanks.” Monique in Chicago won the tickets to the True Colors Tour, saying, “Suffice to say I’m SO excited to go to the …

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Private Idaho

Via the Idaho Press-Tribune: Homosexual and heterosexual students should have separate bathrooms and showers in Idaho schools, a Wilder Republican running for the Idaho House said Friday. Walt Bayes, who gained notoriety two years ago by going on an anti-abortion hunger strike that lasted 59 days, said he wasn’t sure how the issue could be handled other than providing different …

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Marriage Ban Heads To Arizona Senate

After being approved yesterday by Arizona’s House of Representatives, an anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment is headed for the the state Senate. If approved there, the amendment will become a ballot measure in the general election in November. The proposed amendment defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The measure has had a roller coaster ride in …

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Morning View – The Keller Hotel

At the corner of Barrow and West in the West Village, the Keller Hotel opened in 1898 as lodging for sailors moored on Manhattan’s west side. Closed for almost a couple of decades, last year it was declared a landmark by the city in response to the “Campaign To Save The Far West Village.” The Keller is among over 100 …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the promoters, today’s Swag Tuesday giveaway is 37 Notebooks, the new album from Jeremy Schonfeld and a supporting cast of Broadway stars. 37 Notebooks is Jeremy Schonfeld’s follow-up recording to Drift and Blue Skies & All. Compared to Billy Joel and Jonathan Larson by the New York Times, Jeremy pulls together a veritable who’s who of Broadway performers …

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Cativersary

I am a bad daddy because I totally forgot to mention that the one year anniversary of Shelley’s adoption was two weeks ago. Bad daddy, bad!

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Daily Ungrumble

Perhaps it’s not very bloggerish of me to mention a good experience with a business, but I was quite pleased with 1-800-Flowers yesterday. The bouquet I sent my mother actually looked nicer than in the online photo and when the local florist making the delivery didn’t find her at home, they tracked her down by phone and made the delivery …

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