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Pat Condell On Secularphobia

Catching up on my YouTube subscriptions, I watched this latest post from my favorite anti-theist, Pat Condell. A one-time stand-up comedian, Condell is much more appealing to me than rant kings Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins. Still, I’m almost surprised that his famous 2007 post, The Trouble With Islam, hasn’t gotten him killed.

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2nd Circuit Court: Sharing Is Dealing

The Second Circuit Court, which covers New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, has issued an apparently precedent-setting ruling that if you are caught with illegal drugs and admit to having shared them with others, you can also be charged with dealing. Ricky P. Wallace argued that he should not have been convicted of cocaine distribution because he merely shared the drug …

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Broadway Gets Surprise Remodel

Without fanfare or press conferences, two lanes of Broadway from 42nd Street south to Herald Square have been permanently closed for the construction of a 7 block-long public esplanade to be outfitted with planters, seating, and a bike lane. In a surprising reshaping of the urban landscape, the city is creating a public esplanade along a portion of one of …

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GLAAD: ABC, FX Best For Queers

For the second year running, GLAAD has named ABC as the major television network which has best presented the lives of LGBT people. Among cable channels surveyed, FX was named as best. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today released its second annual GLAAD Network Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images …

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Into The Woods

Hillside Campground, Saturday, 10pm Camper 1: Yes, they’re very hot. Too bad about them being botoxed. Camper 2: Botoxed? What a turnoff. Camper 1: Not botoxed. I said they’re both tops. Camper 2: Oh! What are their names again? To be fair to Camper 2, I heard “botoxed” as well.

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India: No Brides = Gay Prostitution

According to the Times Of India, a lack of available women caused by the practice of aborting female fetuses is causing a “marked increase in gay activity” and male prostitution in the northwest state of Gujarat. AHMEDABAD: The 2001 census ranked Mehsana as the district with the worst skewed sex ratio of just 801 women per 1000 men. The after …

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The Real Velvet Mafia

An Italian prosecutor who has brought down several local mafia families says that gay mafiosi are “too scared to come out of the closet”, but that American crime families are more forgiving of homo wiseguys. Antonio Ingroia, who has helped bring several bosses to justice, said: “Being gay is still a taboo for Italian society in general, let alone the …

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Brother, Can You Spare A Billion?

Thanks to dictator Robert Mugabe’s fubar regime, hyperinflation in Zimbabwe has forced the government to cease printing their $500M notes (above) and switch to $25 and $50 billion Zimbabwean dollar notes. The price of a newspaper in Zimbabwe is now $25B ZD. At the time of yesterday’s above-linked story, a beer in a Zimbabwean bar was $150B ZD, or $6 …

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PFLAG Pissed Over McCain’s Anti-Gay Adoption Comments

From Sunday’s New York Times interview with John McCain: Question: President Bush believes that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?Mr. McCain: I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don’t believe in gay adoption.Q: Even if the alternative is the kid …

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