Tag Archives: oops

Google Chat Misfires

Tech sites are buzzing today after some Google chat users found that their messages were going to the wrong people. CNN reports that some cube dwellers found themselves copied on the private chats of their bosses. Google has acknowledged a problem with its Talk service that misrouted messages from users to unintended recipients. At 10:30am EDT today, Google reported on …

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Help Wanted: Layout Editor

Via Reddit.

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COSTA RICA: Legislature Accidentally Approves Bill Legalizing Civil Unions

Lawmakers in Costa Rica are arguing over who’s to blame after a bill that appears to have legalized civil unions was approved yesterday. According to Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion, a project to ‘reinforce the quality of life in the country’s youth’ also contained clauses about changing the Family Code to include same-sex unions. The bill, which 45 MPs approved …

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OOPS: Anti-Gay Washington Group Posts Three Reactions To SCOTUS

Washington state’s anti-gay Family Policy Institute has prepared three reactions to the SCOTUS rulings on marriage. That’s not unreasonable, many groups have likely done the same.  Except the FPI has already published all three. From their post with the “Lose-Lose” headline: Today the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8 and declared a …

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Headline Of The Day

Details. I’d have blamed the cat.

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Anthony Weiner For Mayor Of Pittsburgh

The Weiner campaign was embarrassed yesterday when Pittsburgh bloggers noticed that the banner on his website featured the silhouetted skyline of their city and not New York.  The bottom image above is the one that Weiner’s site designers apparently used. The company has apologized for their “honest mistake” and has updated the site with actual photos of Gotham.

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Christian Groups Left With Egg On Their Faces Over Claims Of Military Censorship

Last week Fox News, Breitbart, Daily Caller, the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, and numerous Christian outlets claimed that the Pentagon had blocked the website of the Southern Baptists Convention in a “calculated move to censor the Christian message to the US military,” as one article put it. Tony Perkins blasted out a press release on Friday: While …

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Reuters Kills George Soros

News agencies routinely write advance obituaries for famous people, particularly if they are elderly or in poor health. Yesterday Reuters accidentally published an rather nasty obit for George Soros, who is 82. An excerpt from the now-deleted story:  George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years …

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NOM: Here’s A Great Anti-Gay Preacher

NOM’s caption on Flickr: “Minister explains why marriage can only be the union of one man and one woman.” Slight problem. He’s with United For Marriage. (Via JMG reader Paul).

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BRITAIN: Speaker Of House Of Commons Intro’s Ben Cohen As “Openly Gay”

In an appearance before ParliOut, a group of gay Parliament staffers, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow mistakenly introduced rugby star and anti-homophobia activist Ben Cohen as “openly gay.”  Cohen took the gaffe in good humor. Via Gay Star News: In his speech as reported by the Evening Standard, Bercow said: “I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting …

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From NOM’s Hate March Page

I guess NOM thinks this makes them hip, but as Jeremy Hooper points out, the actor in that ad actually campaigned for Obama. Oops.

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When You Criticize The “Welfare State”

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CBS Station Calls It For Obama

The right-wing Daily Caller reports that a CBS affiliate in Arizona ran a lower-screen graphic on Friday that showed the president as having already won the election. Oops. For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the …

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Mitt Romney’s Son Signed Surrogacy Agreement Allowing Abortion Of “Abnormal Fetus”

TMZ has the scoop: TMZ has learned Mitt Romney’s son Tagg — who had twins this year through a surrogate — signed an agreement that gave the surrogate, as well as Tagg and his wife, the right to abort the fetuses in non-life threatening situations … and Mitt Romney covered some of the expenses connected with the arrangement.” Tagg Romney’s …

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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Endorses Obama

Another amusing brain spasm from Brewer: “I know if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope he is, he will be able to come together with all of us and come up with a solution. I believe he will secure our borders. And therefore, we can resolve all of the other issues as a simple matter.”

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Oops Of The Year

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And Twitter Busts A Gut

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The Star Of Romney’s “I Built This Myself” Ad Took Huge Federal “Handouts”

New Hampshire’s Union-Leader has the details. In 1999, Gilchrist Metal received $800,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds issued by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority “to set up a second manufacturing plant and purchase equipment to produce high definition television broadcasting equipment,” according to a New Hampshire Union Leader report at the time. The federal government allocates to each state a …

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SAN DIEGO: Computer Malfunction Sets Off All Fireworks At The Same Time

Well, it was impressive for the few seconds it lasted. Confused crowds were told to go home several minutes later.

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Mr. Romney, It’s The Tea Party On Line 1

This will play out rather interestingly, I expect. Details.

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