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Pam Spaulding Retires From Blogging

“All good things must come to an end, even after numerous awards and accolades, it’s time to acknowledge that I cannot continue to run on fumes alone. The Blend could continue limping along, but my health and well-being come first; over the last few years burning the candle at both ends with a full-time offline job and PHB. It has …

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JMG Blog Year Ten Begins

Today is the ninth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time …

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Disqus Study: Pseudonym Commenters Post Highest-Quality Messages

According to Disqus, commenters that use pseudonyms post the highest-quality responses according to up and down voting by fellow readers. The service gives each user the option of commenting with a Disqus account, a social media identity or anonymously. It says 61 percent of commenters use pseudonyms, 35 percent choose to be anonymous and 4 percent use their “real identity” …

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Breitbart: Andrew Sullivan Was Fired

Breitbart writer John Nolte today claims that according to a mysterious unnamed source, Andrew Sullivan was actually fired by the Daily Beast. Two weeks ago Sullivan announced the end of his relationship with the site and launched a (so far) successful subscription model. Nolte writes: According to this source, who spoke exclusively with Breitbart News, the powers that be at …

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The AFA Hates Gay Bloggers

“Think Progress, The New Civil Rights Movement, Right Wing Watch, how many other places, how many supported groups in what Bryan Fischer has aptly named the Big Gay movement, think themselves wiser, smarter, more proficient in life than God almighty or the great Apostle Paul. For they take anybody, even pastor Louie Giglio, with the influence that this man has …

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Sullivan’s New Model Booms In First Day

“If our goal was an annual income of somewhere around $900K (we erred on the safe side), we have gotten a third of the way there in 24 hours, which is why we’re all somewhat gob-smacked. We feared it would take far longer for us to get that kind of support. Total number of paid subscribers? Almost 12,000 right now. …

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Andrew Sullivan To Install Paywall

Andrew Sullivan today announced that he is ending his relationship with the Daily Beast and will erect a paywall on his new standalone site. He writes: “Remember the classic saying: ‘If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product being sold.’ We want to treat our readers better than that, because you deserve better than that. Hence the …

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Disqus Commenting Update

As you’ll note, the comments counter is now active, thanks to help from the Disqus support team who was very kind about my completely inept coding attempts. (Thanks Mat!) They are also working to restore as much of the commenting histories as possible and those should begin appearing on older posts soon.  You may also be seeing a much faster …

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Disqus Commenting Is (Sort Of) Here

As you’ll note, the JS-Kit commenting system has gone out of business right on schedule. Please bear with me today as we continue to try to import your comment histories into Disqus. That file, as you’d might expect, is over three million comments in size and the JK-Kit guy told me it was their “Guinness World Record.”  Cross your fingers. …

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Open Thread Thursday

Sometime after 6pm yesterday Google forced all its remaining “old Blogger” users onto its new posting interface with no apparent ability to revert to the old system. (Go to Twitter and search for “Blogger” and “interface” for howls of anguish in all human languages.) As I loathe change and am ridiculously not tech-savvy, I’d been clinging to the old system …

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JMG Blog Maintenance Notes

As most of those who comment here have doubtlessly noticed, we’ve been enduring a degraded commenting experience for some time as JS-Kit will cease operations in six weeks and no longer provides technical updates. A change to a more robust system has been long overdue and I’ll admit I’ve put it off for too long due to the daunting prospect …

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Important JMG Correction Regarding Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt

I’ve posted before about Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, a self-professed advocate for “pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-freedom causes.” As you can imagine, I find many of his views deeply offensive to the gay community. Well, I’ve learned that parts of my previous posts about the Chaplain may have been technically inaccurate. Although the Chaplain was court-martialed in 2006 for disobeying orders, his …

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Email Of The Day

Just in from a reader: “I have often thought that your website, rather than ‘making us aware’ of the crazy voices on the right, actually enables and helps them by giving them the attention. this NY Times article says exactly what I mean.” Here’s an excerpt from the reader’s link: The real problem is that liberals, both on an institutional …

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Next Week: Netroots Nation 2012

Most of next week I’ll be in Providence for this year’s edition of Netroots Nation, the largest annual gathering of progressive bloggers, pundits, and “legacy” media. (Plus many of the most prominent Democratic politicians.) The LGBT contingent arrives early for an all-day conference on Wednesday, where web activism kingpin Mike Rogers has laid out a daunting schedule of panels and …

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JMG Blog Year Nine Begins

Today is the eighth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time …

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WordPress Dominates Top 100 Blogs

Pingdom has surveyed the platforms used by Technorati’s Top 100 blogs and finds that WordPress dominates the field. That’s surely of little consequence to most of you, but it’s mildly interesting news to me, particularly coming on a morning during which Blogger was down for several hours. Dammit. Computer World reports: WordPress’ popularity, at least among these highly trafficked sites, …

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GLAAD’s 2012 Media Award Nominations

Here’s the full list of nominees. RELATED: Below are this year’s Outstanding Blog nominees. As I won last year, I didn’t submit JMG for this year’s awards. (Although I was sorely tempted to, just to piss off the homocons.) Congrats to all the nominees!

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