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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Tonight’s item to get things started: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) swiped at President Trump on Saturday while attending the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C., calling for action on gun violence. Asked about estimated attendance at the rally, which was expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people, Van Hollen said, “I can tell you for sure, …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Some news about tomorrow’s big anti-gun marches: Many of the Democrats who’ve been urging stricter gun control legislation will join throngs of students Saturday as they gather in Washington and elsewhere for the “March for Our Lives” demonstration. The event is expected to the biggest yet in a string of rallies and protests nationwide since a gunman killed 17 people …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Some good news to start you off: Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt will perform their recent Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen mashup, “Found/Tonight,” at the March 24 March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. The two shared on Twitter that they would also march in the student-led movement focused on ending gun violence and mass shootings …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Some Stormy news on a stormy day to start you off: CBS News said Wednesday evening that “60 Minutes” will indeed air the segment this Sunday, March 25, ensuring the American public will hear directly from the actress about her allegations that she had an affair with Donald Trump, now the President of the United States, in 2006 and 2007. …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Dr. Stabby and an under-the-bus wife star in tonight’s starter: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson pointed to his wife when pressed about the purchase of a $31,000 dining set with taxpayer money, despite internal HUD emails claiming he also had a part in selecting the furniture. Carson, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, said he left decisions with …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Some tech news to start you off: Introducing C*ckblocked, a new online tool that allows Grindr users to see everyone who has blocked them. It was developed by Trever Faden, a tech professional from Washington, D.C. “About two weeks ago I discovered that Grindr actually gives each user the profile IDs of all the users who blocked you on the …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Here’s some unsurprising news to start you off: Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election. With 50% of the vote counted he had received 75% of the vote, the central election commission said. The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race. Addressing a rally in Moscow …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Tonight’s starter topic is fittingly from the Irish Examiner: Mike Pence has told Leo Varadkar his partner, Matthew Barrett, would be welcome in his home next year. Asked about his meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, Mr Varadkar said: “We had a really, really good breakfast this morning with Mike Pence, his wife and his family, got to meet his …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Some good news from Maine to start you off tonight: Controversial Republican candidate Leslie Gibson, who drew fire for insulting several teen survivors of the Florida school shooting, is abandoning his effort to win a state House seat this year. Gibson said he made the decision after talking with his family, praying and discussing it with friends and colleagues, including …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Tonight’s starter topic comes from Ad Age: MoneySupermarket’s latest ad in its “Epic” series, which has previously featured He-Man and Skeletor in a “Dirty Dancing” pastiche, a break dancing bodyguard and a businessman twerking in hotpants, breaks this weekend, this time starring Action Man dancing and stripping down to his underpants in an incredibly camp striptease. The new ad, directed …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Here’s a topic to get you started tonight: A 37-year-old lawyer named Jason won the hearts of thousands of people on social media Tuesday night when he single-handedly rescued a police van from a bed of snow—while dressed as Queen Elsa from Frozen. The Queen of Arendelle, also known as Jason Triplett, told the Boston Globe he wore the iconic …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Here’s one topic for tonight: Three weeks, three winter storms. The first one blasted New England with gusts up to 97 mph and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses. The second dumped as much as 3 feet of heavy, wet snow from Philadelphia to Boston. This one is causing whiteout conditions in southern New England, where snowfall …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Last week our first couple of overnight threads generated about 3000 comments in total so maybe we should start doing them on weekends too, say around 5PM? As for tonight’s, JMG reader David writes to suggest photos of your pets, adding that “the love that pours out is always palpable” in our pet threads. As always, please keep your images …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

For those who missed last night’s debut: As most of you here at this hour know, for years the final JMG post of the day has turned into an overnight salon (to use the 16th century definition of the word), during which our flying monkeys fold their wings and chatter about every imaginable topic, both political and highly personal. And …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

As most of you here at this hour know, for years the final JMG post of the day has turned into an overnight salon (to use the 16th century definition of the word), during which our flying monkeys fold their wings and chatter about every imaginable topic, both political and highly personal. And over the years I’ve gotten regular requests …

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Special Stamford Symphony Offer For JMG Readers

Russell Jones, recently of the New York Philharmonic, has been named president of the Stamford Symphony and would like to offer a special deal to his fellow JMG readers. Brahms, Copland, and Saint-Saens at a special pricing for JoeMyGod followers: Saturday, February 24th at 8pm & Sunday, February 25th at 3pm. Do not miss the mesmerizing and alluring sounds of …

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 14th anniversary. I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMGers and newbies alike, for coming along on the insane Trump-zaster that 2017 has been. As I mention in this post every year, aggregating breaking news is like a …

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. …

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TODAY: Thirteen Years Of JMG

Today is the thirteenth 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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Tenth Cativersary

Ten years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up …

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