Tag Archives: politics

IRELAND: Openly Gay Sen. David Norris Leads Polling For Next President

Ireland’s openly gay Sen. David Norris is leading the polls to succeed Mary McAleese as that nation’s next president. The Independent Senator received the backing of 27% of those surveyed by Red C in a poll for Paddy Power bookmakers. The poll found Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness in second place, with 13% support, although this is due to the …

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Rep. Bill Brady (D-PA) To Introduce Bill Banning Violence-Inciting Political Ads

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Tucson Mayor: We Must Return To Civility

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Log Cabin Republicans Announce Plan To Create More Log Cabin Republicans

The Log Cabin Republicans have announced a new campaign to create the “gay GOP leaders of tomorrow.” Via press release: Log Cabin Republicans of New York today announced the Starting at 1 initiative: beginning on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and continuing throughout the coming year, Log Cabin Republicans of New York members will regularly receive information designed to inspire a …

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Rachel Maddow Recaps 2010

And mocks herself in the process.

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Hot Messes Of 2010

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Quote Of The Day II – Jimmy Carter

“Step-by-step, we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago, or 40 years ago. So I would say that the country is getting acclimated to a president who might be female, who might, obviously, now, be Black, and who might be as well …

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Quote Of The Year – I’m Not A Witch

Yale librarian Fred Shapiro’s annual list of the year’s most memorable quotes is out and Christine O’Donnell lands on the top ten twice, including at #1. 1. (TIE) “I’m not a witch.” Christine O’Donnell, television advertisement, Oct. 4.1. (TIE) “I’d like my life back.” Tony Hayward, comment to reporters, May 30.3. “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you …

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Top Trending Twitter Topics Of 2010

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JMG Wins Village Voice 2010 Web Award For “Best Political Blog”

Last night I attended the Village Voice 2010 Web Awards where JMG was awarded Best Political Blog! I was asked not to blog about it until after the event and I don’t even know who my competitors were, but whatevs! The downtown Manhattan awards show was a hipster mosh-pit and didn’t feel very gay at all, but lots of folks …

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Daily Grumble

Anytime a politician utters a sentence which begins “What the American people want…” – they should be delivered a sharp electrical jolt in the gut. Just enough to make them stop. And maybe pee a little.

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What The American Public Knows

(Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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Naked Cowboy Running For NYC Mayor

NYC’s most famous busker, the Naked Cowboy, is running for mayor. “The Naked Cowboy” plans to run against Mayor Bloomberg on a platform of “bringing transparency to a whole new level.” A fixture in Times Square for a decade, Robert Burck has made a profitable business from strumming a guitar dressed only in cowboy boots and hat and tight-fitting white …

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OK Pol Uses Homophobic Comic Book

Via Towleroad comes the story of Oklahoma politician Brent Rinehart’s homophobic comic book, which he is using to attack the people he thinks are trying to run him out of his OK County Commission office: The “liberal good ol’ boys,” gays and Satan are doing everything they can to get Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart out of office, a comic …

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European Union Citizens: We’d Rather Have A Gay Leader Than A Grey One

According to a survey of 27,000 citizens of European Union nations, they’d rather elect a gay leader than one who is elderly, a minority, or of a different religion. According to the Eurobarometer study of 27,000 EU citizens across the bloc, just 17 per cent of Europeans would be totally comfortable with someone over the age of 75 in their …

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Gay Mayor For Portland, Oregon

History was made yesterday when Portland, Oregon elected openly gay Commissioner Sam Adams, 44, as their new mayor, making Portland the largest American city ever to be helmed by an out gay man. “I’m running not to be a gay mayor, but a great mayor,” he said after delivering his victory speech. “But I’m very cognizant, very aware that I’m …

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To Veep Or Not To Veep

The Hill.com asked all the U.S. Senators if they’d like to be asked to be the running-mate. Some of the best answers: Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho)“I would say ‘No, Hillary.’ ” Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)“I plan to stick with my current job until I get the hang of it.” Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)“Once is enough. I already have the T-shirt …

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Evangelicals: We Have Become Useful Idiots

Some evangelical leaders say America’s Christians have been become too political and are asking Christian groups to sign a manifesto pledging to reform. Conservative Christian leaders who believe the word “evangelical” has lost its religious meaning plan to release a starkly self-critical document saying the movement has become too political and has diminished the Gospel through its approach to the …

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Feds Indict Staffers, Christine Quinn Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

Two city council staffers were indicted by the feds yesterday for embezzlement and Speaker Christine Quinn, the most powerful openly gay politician in NYC, has hired a criminal defense attorney for herself. The indictment Wednesday of two City Council staffers on charges of stealing $145,000 in a complex money-laundering scheme could be just the beginning, investigators warned. The legal action …

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Victory Fund Wants LGBT Presidential Appointees

The Victory Fund has launched an ambitious project: Washington, D.C.—The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute (GLLI) today announced the launch of the Presidential Appointments Project, a non-partisan effort designed to help grow the pool of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) professionals who would be qualified and ready to accept politically appointed positions in the next U.S. presidential administration. …

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