Tag Archives: Homeland Security

New York Times Slams Rentboy Raid

The editorial board of the New York Times is “baffled” by Homeland Security’s raid on Rentboy.com.  An excerpt: The criminal complaint is so saturated with sexually explicit details, it’s hard not to interpret it as an indictment of gay men as being sexually promiscuous. “Based on my investigation,” Susan Ruiz, a Homeland Security special agent, wrote in the complaint, “I …

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Matt Baume On The Rentboy.com Raid [VIDEO]

“It’s a good day for Craigslist! The Department of Homeland Security just raided Rentboy.com, putting an end to one of the best ways for escorts and clients to find each other online.”

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Todd Starnes: John Boehner Needs To Go

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Today In GOP Infighting

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House Dems Reject Stopgap Homeland Security Funding Bill By 222-204 Vote

The GOP put forward a bill to fund Homeland Security for the next three weeks only. Democrats just refused and unless another vote is taken tonight, the agency will effectively shut down at midnight. As you can see, 50 Republicans refused to even vote for three more weeks. The Senate has approved a bill to fund Homeland Security until the …

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Most Major Theater Chains Pull The Interview Over Terrorist Threats
UPDATE: Sony Has Pulled The Film

Via the Los Angeles Times: The nation’s leading theater chains are pulling the plug on screening “The Interview.” Regal, AMC and Cinemark — the three largest chains in the United States — have decided not to screen “The Interview” when it debuts on Christmas Day in the wake of threats made by Sony hackers, said people familiar with the decision. …

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VIDEO: BASE Jumpers Leap From 1WTC

Four BASE jumpers turned themselves in to the NYPD yesterday after having parachuted from the top of 1WTC in September. This is the second report of major 1WTC security lapses this week and the tabloids are, correctly this time, going nuts. Police told the Daily News that former WTC ironworker James Brady, 32, Andrew Rossig, 33, Marco Markovich, 27, and …

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Super Bowl Security Oops

(Tipped by JMG reader Jeff)

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Homeland Security Descends On AMC Theatres Patron Wearing Google Glass

AMC Theatres has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass after Homeland Security yanked a patron wearing the device out of one of their Ohio multiplexes. Via the Guardian: Writing anonymously on The Gadgeteer blog, the man explained that halfway into the screening at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio, he was hauled out by police and officers from homeland security’s ICE …

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Janet Napolitano Quits Homeland Security

Janet Napolitano today announced that she will be resigning her Cabinet post with the Obama administration to become the president of the California state university system. Napolitano’s nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive process that insiders said focused on her early as a high-profile, although untraditional, candidate who has led large public agencies and shown …

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Napolitano: Come Get Your Green Cards

“I applaud the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor holding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied thousands of legally married same-sex couples many important federal benefits, including immigration benefits. I am pleased the Court agreed with the Administration’s position that DOMA’s restrictions violate the Constitution. Working with our federal partners, including …

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Tweet Of The Day – Lizz Winstead

RELATED: Some are saying that Glenn Greenwald’s story is falling apart.

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Enter The “Resilient Tunnel Plug”

In the wake of widespread flooding to most of New York City’s subway and vehicle tunnels, Homeland Security has renewed testing of a giant inflatable plug. The Resilient Tunnel Plug has been years in development and testing, but it may be more relevant than ever: Superstorm Sandy sent a record 14-foot storm surge into New York Harbor, flooding subway tunnels …

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Brian Brown: Pissed At Homeland Security

Hate group leader Brian Brown is ever so pissed at Homeland Security’s move to formally consider the relationship status of LGBT potential deportees. Via the Vatican puppet site EWTN News: “This is just another example of the federal government trying to skirt the Defense of Marriage Act,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “The reality is …

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Homeland Security Issues Written Guidelines On Delaying LGBT Deportations

Immigration Equality is thrilled: Immigration Equality today praised the Obama Administration, and specifically the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for new, written guidance that will extend discretionary relief to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses and partners. The new written directive, which was announced in response to a Congressional letter spearheaded by Minority Leader Nancy …

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Geraldo Rivera: A Lesbian Cabal Secretly Runs Homeland Security

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Homeland Security To Consider Marriage Status Before Deporting Foreign Gays

After pressure earlier this week from Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a coalition of more than 80 Democrats, Homeland Security says it will consider the partner status of gay potential deportees. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: The department has issued a new policy governing the issuances of “Notice to Appear” documents, which is the step that starts removal proceedings, which can …

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How To Escape A Mass Shooting At Work

Buzzfeed takes a dim view of this new instructional video. Too soon? The somewhat helpful—and also somewhat comical—video is via the Houston mayor’s office, made with grant money from the Department of Homeland Security. There’s this bit of flip copy at the beginning: “It may just feel like another day at the office. But occasionally, life feels more like an …

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U.S. Customs To Recognize Gay Families

Homeland Security today announced a proposed rule change that will allow gay families to go through U.S. Customs together. Zack Ford notes at Think Progress: “Before, married same-sex couples had to go through customs separately because the policy referred to married couples, and thus fell under the purview of the Defense of Marriage Act.” Yet another advance from the Obama …

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NEW YORK: Church Rakes In $150K From Federal Anti-Terrorism Fund

Claiming that they are at risk of a terrorist attack, a Long Island evangelical church that regularly broadcasts an anti-Muslim radio show was granted $150,000 from a Homeland Security fund. The money, they say, will be used to add video surveillance and other security features. Lots of groups are raking in the dough from the fund and even the wingnuts …

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