Tag Archives: AmericaBlog

Schock Makes Instagram Account Private

A few days ago John Aravosis posted an AmericaBlog column titled The 7 Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts Of 2013 in which he needled Schock’s famous sense of fashion and devotion to bodybuilding. That AmericaBlog post was referenced in yesterday’s Facebook piece on Schock by CBS reporter Itay Hod. And JMG reader Michael reports that Schock today made his Instagram …

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John Aravosis Vs Jennifer Rubin

Americablog founder John Aravosis appeared on CNN to debate convention coverage with wingnut blogger Jennifer Rubin. Things get “a little heated” as Aravosis put it. Watch this.

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TENNESSEE: Major Corporations Back Statewide Ban On LGBT Rights

AmericaBlog Gay reports on the backers of yesterday’s ban on LGBT rights in Tennessee. The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce – chaired by Nissan, and whose other board members include such companies as FedEx, AT&T, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, KPMG, Whirlpool, Embraer, Alcoa, and United HealthCare – actively lobbied for a religious right bill in the Tennessee …

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Obama’s First Sit-Down With Bloggers

This afternoon President Obama had his first sit-down with five progressive bloggers, one of whom was Joe Sudbay (far left) from the LGBT-rights focused AmericaBlog. Sudbay has posted a transcript of his exchanges with the president, in which Obama indicated he’d be personally involved in the DADT lame duck strategy. But perhaps more interestingly, the president revealed that his position …

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Jonathan Katz Cut From Oil Spill Team

Mere hours after the gay blogosphere reacted in disgust to the appointment of “proud homophobe” and physicist Jonathan I. Katz to the Obama administration’s oil spoil team, the Department of Energy has canned him. Chris Geidner at Metro Weekly reports: The news came after what the [DOE] spokesperson, Stephanie Mueller, termed ”controversial writings” – which included a ”defense of homophobia” …

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Blog Swarm: Ask HRC To Demand Obama Work To Repeal DADT This Year

UPDATE: Today’s blog swarm has been picked up by FireDogLake, Mediaite, the Advocate, and numerous gay and gay-friendly blogs. Thus far, HRC’s official blog has remained silent, although its Palm Springs affiliate basically said it is a waste to time to contact HRC on this issue. I happen to think that’s true, but not entirely for the reasons given. —— …

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HRC On AmericaBlog Call To Boycott DNC: Decide For Yourselves

The Human Rights Campaign has responded to yesterday’s call by John Aravois and Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlog for a boycott of LGBT donations to the Democratic National Committee. “Individual donors should always make their own careful assessments of how to spend limited political contributions. We all need to focus on the legislative priorities identified by AmericaBlog and with whatever tactic …

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AmericaBlog Calls For Gay Donor Boycott Of Democratic National Committee

Under the headline Don’t Ask, Don’t Give, John Aravois and Joe Sudbay of the widely-read AmericaBlog today called for a boycott of LGBT donations to the Democratic party over the failures of the Obama administration and the DNC to properly support and advocate for gay causes. Joe and I are launching today a donor boycott of the DNC. The boycott …

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Sen. Mark Udall Asks Obama For DADT Repeal Plan Within 30 Days

AmericaBlog has a copy of a letter to President Obama from Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), demanding a plan with repeal DADT within 30 days. John Aravosis: President Obama has been claiming (incorrectly) for a while now that his hands are tied on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell until Congress takes action. Congress is now taking action and asking the White House …

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The Mormon Church Has Posthumously Baptized President Obama’s Mother

John Aravosis at Americablog went digging through the Mormon Church’s online records and discovered that the LDS posthumously baptized Barack Obama’s mother during the 2008 presidential campaign. Remember the scandal last November when the LDS was caught posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims even after they said they would stop? Read Aravosis’ first and follow-up posts on this latest revelation.

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