Tag Archives: Republican convention

Patrick Sammon Defends McCain On CNN

Log Cabin Republicans head Patrick Sammon was just on CNN defending John McCain. Sammon says that while he disagrees with the anti-gay planks in the Republican platform, “The platform is largely symbolic and is forgotten the day after the convention.” Sammon added, “I’d rather have a candidate that agrees with me than a platform.” Again Sammon stressed that McCain opposes …

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Lieberman Still Thinks He’s A Democrat

Joe Lieberman at the convention last night: “And that brings me directly to why I am here tonight. What, after all, is a Democrat like me doing at a Republican convention like this?” Selling out the people who originally put him in office? Going to the highest bidder? Looking for new ways to fuck the country? Lieberman answers his own …

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The Levi & Bristol Show

The Republicans will be trotting out Levi Johnston at the convention. The boyfriend of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s unwed, pregnant daughter will join the family of the Republican vice presidential candidate at the GOP convention in St. Paul, Minn. Levi Johnston’s mother said her 18-year-old son left Alaska on Tuesday morning to join the Palin family at the convention where …

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GOP Enshrines Hate In 2008 Platform

From the GOP’s approved 2008 convention platform: “We consider discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, creed, disability, or national origin to be immoral.” Who’s missing from that list? Oh, right, we are. The GOP says it right there: discrimination against gays IS NOT IMMORAL. On DADT: Personnel policies The all-volunteer force has been a success. We oppose reinstituting the …

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Hairless Twinks In Demand At GOP Convention

Via Wonkette, this latest in a string of Craigslist Twin Cities M4M ads: Discretion Required – m4mm (Upscale Hotel) ATTN: discretion is mandatory. must be willing to submit to background check and strip searches. absolutely no recording devices or wireless communication devices allowed. you will be examined and scrutinized by security before you make contact. 50yo Male looking for VERY …

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The Unconvention

The Unconvention is a “non-partisan collaboration for creative public participation in civic dialog.” Make An Effort is a campaign for The UnConvention designed by Campbell Mithun to encourage Twin Cities residents to find their own unconventional ways to welcome the visitors who will be arriving for the Republican National Convention. The campaign does not ignore the undeniable irony of the …

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They Can Always Ask Larry Craig

The Virginia delegation to the Republican Convention has canceled their order of a guide to the Twin Cities because it includes, GASP, a listing of local gay bars. The campaign for Virginia’s Lt. Governor Bill Bolling ordered 150 of the guides to give to Virginia delegates as gifts when they arrived in the Twin Cities. But after reviewing the guide …

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RNC Platform Calls For Gay Marriage Ban

A revised and much shorter draft of the Republican National Convention platform calls for a constitutional ban on gay marriage. But the Log Cabin Republicans’ Scott Tucker is unconcerned. Despite the stylistic change, familiar divisions are back as Republicans debate the principles over two days and strive for a united front behind McCain. That means bridging some differences, detouring around …

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Tap, Tap (Tappin’ In The Tearoom)

Drag queen Candy Samples gives us a preview of the Republican convention.

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