Monday, October 31, 2011

Texas Gay Man Beaten, Burned, Stabbed

The Dallas Voice reports that a Texas gay man has been beaten, burned, and stabbed in what the victim is characterizing as a hate crime.
Burke Burnett said he was at a private party at about 1 a.m. when four men suddenly attacked him, stabbing him at least twice with a broken beer bottle before throwing him onto a fire. His attackers yelled things like “pussy-ass faggot,” “gay bitch” and “cock-sucking punk,” Burnett said. Burnett said it took 30 stitches to close stab wounds to his back and forearm, as well as a cut above his left eye. He also sustained second-degree burns and severe bruises. “They knew I was gay,” Burnett said Monday. “I’m convinced they were trying to kill me.” Jeff Sugg, interim chief of the Reno Police Department, released a statement Monday afternoon saying: “The Reno Police Department is currently investigating an aggravated assault that took place last weekend. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be provided when available.”
The victim says he knows at least one of the attackers. No arrests have been made as of this writing. Hit the above link for more details and for updates.

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Herman Cain: Oh Wait NOW I Remember

After a day of furious and self-righteous denials which included the impromptu singing of a gospel song, Herman Cain suddenly remembers the cash settlement made to one of his accusers.
“My general counsel said this started out where she and her lawyer were demanding a huge financial settlement…I don’t remember a number…But then he said because there was no basis for this, we ended up settling for what would have been a termination settlement,” Cain said in the interview, as reported by the Washington Examiner. “Maybe three months’ salary. I don’t remember. It might have been two months. I do remember my general counsel saying we didn’t pay all of the money they demanded.” Cain’s statement represent a reversal from what the Republican said only hours ago, when he denied that he knew about any settlement that was reached after the claims of sexual harassment were made.
GOProud is still in denial.

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Teabaggers React To Cain Scandal

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Archdiocese Of Boston: Satan Made You Gay Because He's Totally Pissed Off At God

According to the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, Satan made you gay just to piss off God.
In other words, the scientific evidence of how same-sex attraction most likely may be created provides a credible basis for a spiritual explanation that indicts the devil. Any time natural disasters occur, we as people of faith look back to Scripture's account of those angels who rebelled and fell from grace. In their anger against God, these malcontents prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. They continue to do all they can to mar, distort and destroy God's handiwork.
The above-linked article was written by the policy advisor for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. So much for all that Catholic bullshit about "treating homosexuals with respect." (Via - Right Wing Watch)

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-Gay Sen. James Forrester Dies At Age 74

Infamously anti-gay North Carolina state Rep. James Forrester has died unexpectedly at the age of 74.
On Friday, Forrester and family members went to the mountains near Valle Crucis where he suffered a weakness in his legs. They came home and he was admitted to Gaston Memorial Hospital for tests, reports The Charlotte Observer's Joe DePriest. Beach said family members were by his side and that things “don’t look good.” He died at noon. A former Gaston County commissioner, the Republican lawmaker was first elected to the Senate in 1990. This year, he became deputy Senate leader.
Forrester was a leading proponent of the successful campaign to place on anti-gay marriage amendment on North Carolina's ballot. Last month he was exposed as having published false medical credentials on his website and in his campaign materials.

NOTE: Please be aware that your comments on this post may be reproduced on anti-gay blogs and news sites. Restraint, please.

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Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway


Hugh Jackman will reprise numbers from his Tony-winning turn in Boy From Oz when his solo show Back On Broadway debuts on November 10th. The show's limited run ends on January 1st.

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Crazy Eyes: Her Biggest Lie Yet

This time the host was right there to smack her down.

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God Never Heals Amputees

But unseen maladies, YES HE DOES! Praise! Glory! Donate!

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New Talk Show For Queen Latifah

With the backing of producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah will launch a daytime talk show in the fall of 2013. Ellen, Anderson, Rosie, Queen Latifah. Daytime TV is getting quite homo-heavy.

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Cain: I Was Falsely Accused

In less than one day, Herman Cain has gone from "I have no idea what you're talking about" to "OK, it did happen but they were lying."

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Tweet Of The Day

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Yet Another Appalling NYPD Tactic: Send The Aggressive Crazies To Zuccotti Park

The New York Daily News reports:
The NYPD seems to have crossed a line in recent days, as the park has taken on a darker tone with unsteady and unstable types suddenly seeming to emerge from the woodwork. Two different drunks I spoke with last week told me they’d been encouraged to “take it to Zuccotti” by officers who’d found them drinking in other parks, and members of the community affairs working group related several similar stories they’d heard while talking with intoxicated or aggressive new arrivals. The NYPD’s press office declined to comment on the record about any such policy, but it seems like a logical tactic from a Bloomberg administration that has done its best to make things difficult for the occupation — a way of using its openness against it.

“He’s got a right to express himself, you’ve got a right to express yourself,” I heard three cops repeat in recent days, using nearly identical language, when asked to intervene with troublemakers inside the park, including a clearly disturbed man screaming and singing wildly at 3 a.m. for the second straight night. “The first time I’ve heard cops mention our First Amendment rights,” cracked one occupier after hearing a lieutenant read off of that apparent script.
And now we know the true source of all those triumphant "on the scene" reports from Fox News.

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Quote Of The Day - Justin Simon

"There will be no change in the law on buggery in Antigua & Barbuda, at least not if I can help it. Being gay is morally wrong, and to be honest personally, I am still homophobic. I know they are going to ask me this same question at the Human Rights United Nations meeting I am attending, and I will give them the same answer." - Justin Simon, Attorney General for the Caribbean nation of Antigua & Barbuda.

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CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize Court May Decriminalize Homosexuality

Homosexual acts between men are presently illegal in the tiny Central American nation of Belize, with punishments as harsh as ten years in prison. But according to the quite nasty alert I've just been forwarded, Belize's sodomy law will be reviewed by the nation's highest court on December 5th.
The homosexual organization UNIBAM (United Belize Advocacy Movement) and Caleb Orozco has brought a lawsuit against the Attorney General, and thus, Govt. of Belize, seeking to change Section 53 of the Criminal Code, which says: "Any person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person or any animal shall be liable to 10 years imprisonment." Orosco & UNIBAM are seeking to remove the words “any person or” so that this law would not apply to interpersonal relationships but only that of sex with animals. They are seeking to use the Constitution phrases & sections pertaining to “personal privacy, human dignity, etc.” to have the present law declared unconstitutional unless that wording is changed. The end goal is SAME SEX MARRIAGE in Belize and a broad HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA of what’s called “GENDER MAINSTREAMING,” making the gay & lesbian lifestyle accepted in our society & culture.
The group fighting the repeal of anti-sodomy laws has a Facebook page.

RELATED: Female homosexual acts are not banned in Belize. It is currently illegal for "professional homosexuals" to enter the country for any reason.

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Rick Perry: I'm A Doer, Not A Talker

How to turn your biggest liability into a selling point!

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Log Cabin Republicans To Host Fundraiser For GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is the only GOP member of the House to co-sponsor the bill to repeal DOMA. While quite conservative on most issues, in recent years she has consistently voted on the side of LGBT rights. (Via - Bilerico)

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No Cross-Dressing For Halloween

A Mormon church in Utah is distributing a flyer which tells parents that cross-dressing Halloween costumes are not welcome at their party.
It is unclear if the Crescent 16th Ward has a problem with cross-dressing costumes or simply wants to promote what it deems is appropriate dress at the event. But the flier angered one mother in Sandy. "It has everything to do with not loving your fellow man because they choose to dress a specific way," says mother Raquel Smith. Smith, who is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says the event sends the wrong message to the children. "I think definitely a child as young as a toddler can understand when a parent says 'no honey, you can't be Spiderman or Harry Potter because you're a girl and that's a boy.' I think that immediately tells your child their decisions are wrong," says Smith.
An LDS bishop told reporters that if parents don't like it, they're welcome to stay home.

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Ann Coulter: Cain Allegations Are An Outrageous Liberal Attack

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See What A Mo Can Do

JMG reader Bill is amused by the tagline and image for this year's prostate cancer campaign.

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The Modified Mosquito

Scientists have developed a method for genetically modifying mosquitoes so that their offspring die before reaching adulthood. But science fiction fans already know where this could lead.
The results, and other work elsewhere, could herald an age in which genetically modified insects will be used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria. But the research is arousing concern about possible unintended effects on public health and the environment, because once genetically modified insects are released, they cannot be recalled.
Pest control authorities plan to test the program in the Florida Keys this winter.

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Elvis Costello & Elmo


RELATED: Armed Forces was the second-best album of 1979.

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Strictly For The Whovians

A sweet goodbye for David Tennant.

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SAN DIEGO: Lesbian Couple Voted High School Homecoming King & Queen

Everybody say "Awwww." Via ABC News:
Two California high school students became one of the first lesbian couples crowned homecoming king and queen in the nation this weekend. Rebeca Arellano, a senior at Patrick Henry High School, was made the school's first female homecoming king when her name was announced Friday at a pep rally. "They were chanting my name and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had," said Arellano. Arellano's girlfriend, Haileigh Adams, who also attends Patrick Henry High School, was made homecoming queen at Saturday night's dance. "I was happier than when I won, my little Haileigh has just been announced Homecoming queen and I couldn't feel happier! Thanks to every single one of you! You guys made this happen and we are all part of something huge. I can't fully express how grateful I am. I am in completely shocked that this happen. My girl looks absolutely flawless," wrote Arellano on Facebook Saturday night.
Hit the link for a great video of their winning moment.

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IOWA: Cain Leads Caucus Polls

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Central Park Devastated By Storm

The Central Park Conservancy says that damage from Saturday's storm was the worst in many decades, with at least 1000 trees totally destroyed. Thousands of others were severely damaged and will take many years to recover. Particularly hard hit were the entrances and edges of the park, where winds were highest. The Daily Mail has lots of depressing photos.

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REPORT: Two Women Paid Off For Herman Cain's Sexual Harassment

Politico reports that two female former employees of Herman Cain received settlements in order to drop their claims that he had sexually harassed them.
The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures. In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints. POLITICO has confirmed the identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.
The incidents occurred in the 1990s when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association. Other female employees interviewed for the above-linked report say that Cain always treated them with courtesy and respect. Right wing websites such as Free Republic are claiming that unearthing these old claims was the work of the GOP establishment, who are "terrified" of Cain's popularity.

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NOM: Senate DOMA Repeal Doomed

Tomorrow the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the repeal of DOMA, which NOM is confident will not survive a GOP filibuster should it reach the full chamber.
"We're very fortunate that we have very pro-marriage Republican senators on that committee," Duggan notes. And he lists GOP Senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jon Kyl (Arizona), Jeff Sessions (Alabama), John Cornyn (Texas), and Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) to name a few. "We feel very confident that they'll do everything they can, but they are in the minority in the Senate, of course." And the NOM spokesman says he "absolutely" sees the repeal effort as a way to pave the way to legalizing same-sex "marriage."
The bill has no chance of advancing in the GOP-dominated House.

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SPOILER: The Walking Dead

Stay out of the comments if you've not yet seen last night's episode. Otherwise dive in and dish.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Have Another One, Governor

Lots of folks think Rick Perry was hammered when he made the below speech, a portion of which I excerpted earlier today.

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LAS VEGAS: Machine Guns & Titties

A new Las Vegas nightclub will feature "stunning gun girls" who will teach patrons how to fire machine guns.
The brainchild of Genghis Cohen, the impresario behind Tabu, an infamous club at the city’s MGM Grand Hotel, Machine Guns Vegas is set to open on December 15. Situated just behind the Mirage Hotel near the city’s central Strip, Las Vegas’s first ‘ultra gun lounge’ will glamourise the use of firearms. Mr Cohen is quick to dismiss any safety concerns, commenting that: 'All Machine Guns Vegas girls are certified Range Safety Officers through the National Rifle Association.’ And while the 'lounge' will have a luxurious atmosphere, alcohol will not be allowed on site.
Louis Vuitton and Prada gun accessories will be sold at the club. SRSLY.

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Quote Of The Day - Rick Perry

"This is such a cool state. I mean, come on, 'Live free or die'? You gotta love that, right? I come from a state where they had this little place called the Alamo, and they declared 'Victory or death.' You know, we're kinda into those slogans, man, it's like 'Live free or die,' Victory or death, bring it!" - Rick Perry, speaking about New Hampshire's state slogan.

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Brother Jed Visits University of Illinois

Students at the University of Illinois were ready for Brother Jed's visit. He's the one with the "You Deserve Hell" sign. (Via - The Friendly Atheist)

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Obama Advisor Rips Mitt Romney's Flip-Flop On LGBT Rights

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Seven Year-Old Boy Covers Adele

Via Kathleen Hanna:
Our Hit Parade is a once a month show at Joe’s Pub in NYC that my bandmate, Kenny Mellman hosts (along with Neal Medlyn and Bridget Everett). The basic premise is that people perform cover versions of current hits. You never know who will walk out next. This performance is by my friend Peter Yanowitz and Tenzin, who I first met when he was still in a stroller! Who knew he had THIS voice. I ruined my mascara watching this one, so be careful.

(Tipped by JMG reader Pailo)

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Bradlee Dean: Bachmann Stinks!

Whackjob Minnesota radio host and anti-gay preacher Bradlee Dean has turned on his longtime hero, Michele Bachmann. Because she won't answer direct questions.
I was listening to a radio show, and she was asked a question and she would not answer the question. And it's like you are such a great, upstanding, upright, citizen that you cannot answer the question that was just asked you. She was asked two different times. She kept going to the left. She would not answer the question. And the next thing you know, she starts talking about her presidential campaign - what she was going to do and jobs this and jobs that. That's not what he asked you, lady - just answer the question. Everybody knows who stinks, they're just figuring why that individual stinks. Well, go look... But she's... that individual is walking around with her nose in the air like they are all that and a bag of chips and she doesn't realize that everybody is looking at her like lady, you stink.
UNRELATED: Dean is suing Rachel Maddow for $50M, claiming she lied when she said that he supports a death penalty for homosexuals.

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Happy Halloween From The GOP

(Tipped by JMG reader Jack)

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Photo Of The Day

Photo description: "On Saturday over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “TAX THE 1%.” This protest was just the latest, and possibly most spectacular yet, in the wave of protests that have swept the nation since protesters occupied Wall Street, launching the “We are the 99%” movement." (Tipped by JMG reader Andrew)

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Uganda: Top Travel Pick For 2012

An editor comments on the selection:
"We chose Uganda for the experiences that it can offer to travelers, separate from its current political situation. To be very clear: we are aware of, and condemn, Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill. We hope that travellers do not judge the country in general, and most of its people, by the sentiments of its government. Many destinations across the world have political and human rights issues and travel often can raise awareness of these issues."
(Tipped by JMG reader Christian)

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VIRGINIA: "Ex-Gay" Nut Runs For Office

She's got quite the repulsive back story.

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Snowtober Breaks All-Time Records

Even NYC's three inches broke a record set during the Civil War.

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OWS: We're Wet And Freezing

Yesterday's snowstorm wiped out power across New England and left the protesters in Zuccotti Park soaked and freezing. Today they've posted a plea for donations of dry socks, snow gloves, waterproof boots and many other winter items.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christian Haunted House

Where AIDS, porn, and abortion are the topics.

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Afternoon View - Central Park Traverse

The snow wasn't supposed to start until tonight, but it began pummeling down by 11am. The flakes have been huge and mixed intermittently with driving wind/rain. I spotted two downed trees on the short ride through the park.

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Unfeasible

(Via - Think Progress)

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Union Dispute: Qantas Grounds Fleet

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United States: Bottom Of The Heap

(Source)

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Porno Pete + Red-Caped Catholic Loons

Porno Pete LaBarbera has launched yet another sure-to-fail petition campaign to place an anti-gay amendment before the voters of Illinois. Central to Porno Pete's petition is the above ten-point list, which is lifted verbatim from the red-caped Catholic loons of Americans for Tradition, Family & Property.

NOTE: LaBarbera's petition instructions include a rather stern set of directions about the proper way to gather signatures. This, no doubt, is in reaction to the criminal petition gathering tactics we saw committed by the good Christians that oppose California's SB48.

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Perry Backs NH Marriage Repeal

"As conservatives we believe in the sanctity of life. We believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage. And I applaud those legislators in New Hampshire who are working to defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, realizing that children need to be raised in a loving home by a mother and a father." - Rick Perry, speaking at a banquet staged by the New Hampshire hate group, Cornerstone Action.

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Delivered: Hugging Towers

Yesterday afternoon I delivered Hugging Towers to the administrators of the World Trade Center Memorial & Museum. (Interestingly, their offices are in the building owned by the company that is allowing the protesters to camp at Zuccotti Park.) Hugging Towers was received with appropriate reverence and after I signed a couple of legal documents surrendering ownership, we had a nice chat about their plan to seek out its artist.

Then I was taken downstairs for a tour of the Memorial, where the very first name I came across was Father Mychal Judge, the quietly gay priest killed on 9/11. The museum isn't open yet and the security ritual to enter the Memorial rivals anything you've been through at the airport. It would have been comical were the cause not so somber.

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Bad Lip Reading: Herman Cain

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Same-Sex Marriage Or Marriage Equality?

Polling results depend on the term used.

Fifty-two percent of New Jersey voters believe same-sex marriages should be legal, according to today's Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Support for legalizing gay marriage jumps to 61 percent when the issue is framed in terms of “marriage equality,” the favored description of advocates for same-sex couples. Almost four-in-10 respondents (39 percent) oppose legalizing gay marriage while 9 percent are unsure. Twenty-seven percent are against marriage equality, while 3 percent are unfamiliar with the term and 9 percent have no opinion.

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Plus Motherfucking Doughnuts

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Jon Huntsman Vs. Mitt Romney

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Crazy Eyes Vs. Rick Perry

"If Governor Perry has something to say to me, he can come out to the debates and he can say it. But this was clearly — this is egg on the face, unfortunately, for the Perry campaign. It certainly isn't a blow to my campaign because I've had non-stop support coming out of the woodwork from Tea Partiers all across the country ever since this came out." - Michele Bachmann accusing Rick Perry of planting a story that the Tea Party wants her to withdraw from the campaign. A spokesman for Perry responded, "We have no idea what the fuck that crazy bitch is talking about." (Something like that.)

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AFA's Poll Of The Day

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Obama 2012 In 100 Seconds

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Gay Marriage Will Destroy America

So sez Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).

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IRELAND: Norris Concedes

Openly gay Sen. David Norris has conceded his loss in Ireland's presidential election. An early favorite, Norris would have been the world's first gay president, but his campaign was damaged by the revelation that he'd pleaded for clemency for an ex-boyfriend accused of having a relationship with an underage boy.

RELATED: In 2009 Iceland's Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the world's first openly gay prime minster when her party appointed her to lead the new coalition government.

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PERU: 6.9 Earthquake Near Lima

CNN is saying the quake was deep enough and far enough away so that Lima should not have great damage.

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Spain Sees Marriage Repeal Battle

The campaign to repeal same-sex marriage is not limited to the United States.
Next month's general elections threaten to undo Spain's 6-year-old gay marriage law. The Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, which swept into office in 2004, looks to be on the outs. Polling shows the conservative Popular Party (PP) with a 15-point lead over Socialists. Zapatero's government legalized gay marriage over the objections of the Catholic Church and the PP, which filed a legal challenged to the law based on technical grounds. Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the PP, has previously said he believes the law is unconstitutional and that he would “change” it even if the nation's highest court ruled it constitutional.
We'll follow this closely here on JMG, of course.

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Afternoon View - One World Trade Center

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Another New Ad From Equality Maine

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NH Anti-Repeal Effort Underway

A bipartisan group is battling the attempt to repeal same-sex marriage in New Hampshire. Last week the repeal bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee.
Standing Up for New Hampshire Families leaders told reporters that Republican lawmakers should focus on helping businesses create jobs and not on repealing the gay marriage law that has been in effect almost two years. The group counts among its 200 supporters former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick. Broderick, now dean of the University of New Hampshire Law School, was not present but issued a statement saying "it would be tragic to turn back the clock to the dark days of discrimination, intolerance and false stereotypes." The group plans to network with friends and family as well as operate a phone bank to call lawmakers urging them to vote against the bill.
Visit the group's website for information on how you can help. I see longtime JMG participant Will Fregosi in their slideshow.

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Beaten To Death For Jesus

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UFC: Gay Fighters Should Come Out

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White says that if his league has any gay fighters, he wishes they would come out. The UFC is under fire for homophobic comments made by its members. The league presently has almost 400 fighters.
"I'll tell you right now, if there was a gay fighter in UFC, I wish he would come out," UFC President Dana White said Thursday. "I could care less if there's a gay fighter in the UFC. There probably is and there's probably more than one." White was responding to criticisms levied by the Las Vegas chapter of the Culinary Union and other groups who accuse UFC of being an anti-gay organization. In a letter to Anheuser-Busch and an online petition to Fox, the union and its allies cited statements by White and fighters such as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as proof that UFC has "a history of tolerating homophobic conduct."
White himself has a track record of making anti-gay comments, for which he has apologized.

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A Biblical Nation Is Best For Women

The Handmaid's Tale is coming to life.

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Cain: No Federal Money For College

"I do not believe that it is the responsibility of the federal government to help fund a college education because herein, our resources are limited and I believe that the best solution is the one closest to the problem. The people within the state, the people within the communities, ultimately, I believe, are the ones who have that responsibility. If you want an education, a college education in America, I believe that people can get it if they are determined to get it." - Herman Cain.

I wonder how the folks at Dead Jerry Falwell's Liberty University feel about that.

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Gillibrand Pushes Federal Adoption Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is throwing her weight behind a federal bill granting adoption rights to all LGBT couples nationwide.
"This legislation would open thousands of new foster and adoptive homes to children ensuring they are raised in loving families," Gillibrand said of her "Every Child Deserves a Family Act." New York, particularly New York City, has led the nation in allowing gay individuals, and now married gay couples, to become foster and adoptive parents. But 11 states currently ban gay individuals and same-sex couples from adopting. Some conservative groups have fought the idea, arguing homosexual parents cannot provide a sound family.
Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) reintroduced the bill in the House back in May. The bill has languished in the House since 2009.

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New From Equality Maine

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Tom Of Sinland

Copyranter today posts some very NSFW takes on Tom Of Finland's famed style, but reimagined with designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford as models.

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FOTF Recaps GOP 2012 Race

Focus On The Family's Tom Minnery, who testified before Congress in opposition to civil rights, joins video smarmster Stuart Shepard in handicapping all the not-Romney candidates.

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Linda Harvey Vs Wayne Besen, Part 2

After her threat yesterday to sue Wayne Besen, today Truth Wins Out posts a lengthy quote farm of Linda Harvey's hateful assholery. Check it out, but have breakfast first.

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Today In Wingnut Cruelty

Earlier this week I mentioned the campaign to allowed loaded concealed firearms on Virginia's campuses. Unbelievably (or not) the group behind the effort will stage a rally at Virginia Tech.
Supporters of concealed carry on college campuses have scheduled an all-day demonstration for Nov. 17 at Virginia Tech, the university where in 2007, 33 students and faculty were killed in the worst school shooting in U.S. history. The pro-gun Virginia Citizens Defense League announced the date in a message sent this morning to its members and e-mail news subscribers. The group announced last month plans to demonstrate at more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state in opposition to efforts to ban concealed carry in campus buildings. The Tech protest is set for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with speakers from noon to 1:30 p.m., league President Philip Van Cleave wrote in the message.
Maybe they can sell t-shirts with this guy on them.

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More Lawsuits Against Obama 2012

The birthers continue to pester state election boards to bar Barack Obama's name from appearing on 2012 ballots. And they have a new tactic. Via World Net Daily:
The Liberty Legal Foundation has filed a pair of lawsuits in state and federal courts that don't ask anything about Obama's birth or for any determination from the court about his eligibility. Or his birth certificate, for that matter.Instead, they name the national Democratic Party as a defendant, and ask the court to enjoin officials there from certifying that Obama is eligible for the office for the 2012 election.

"This complaint does not request or require this court to find that President Obama is not qualified to hold the office of president of the United States. Instead, this complaint is directed toward defining the term 'natural-born citizen' under the Constitution of the United States, and toward negligence or intentional misrepresentations of the Democratic Party. "This complaint requests this court to affirm the Supreme Court's definition of 'natural-born citizen' as 'all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens.'"
RELATED: Arizona's infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio has assembled a "posse" to thwart any attempt to place Obama's name on his state's ballot.

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Orbital - Never

Loved them since 1991's Chime. Their first new album in eight years is due in the spring of 2012.

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FRC Prays Against DOMA Repeal

The Family Research Council's daily prayer request again focuses on LGBT rights. This time they want their followers to ask Jeebus to stop the DOMA repeal attempt.
Pray that DOMA will be preserved! May the people elect a President and Congress next November who will pass, and may the states ratify a Federal Marriage Amendment that will protect the definition of natural marriage as found in the Bible (Gen 2:18-24; Ex 20:14; Lev 18:all; Pr 22:28; Mt 19:4-6; Heb 13:4).
Rama-lama-ding-dong! (Edsels 19:58)

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Lousy Debater Wants To Skip Debates

Rick Perry's handlers say he's likely to skip future debates. And that's totally NOT because he turns into Porky Pig when given a direct question.
“These debates are set up for nothing more than to tear down the candidates,” Mr. Perry told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News. “It pretty hard to be able to sit and lay out your ideas and your concepts with a one minute response. “So, you know, if there was a mistake made, it was probably ever doing one,” Mr. Perry added. Mr. Perry’s campaign has struggled in the wake of several debate performances that were widely criticized. But whether Mr. Perry could get away with skipping a debate is an open question.

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