Friday, August 31, 2012

Follow JMG At The DNC On Twitter

As it will be sometimes difficult to pull out a laptop and make quick updates to the blog, I'll be posting commentary and photos for DNC events to my Twitter feed. You don't have to be a Twitter user to monitor my feed. You can also read my tweets and see my photos by adding my Twitter name to your RSS feed. Or you can have my tweets and photos sent directly to your phone by texting "follow JoeMyGod" to 40404. (Reply with "stop" to turn those texts off.) I'll try to catch things up here on the blog as time and (more vitally) electricity permits. Blog post links are also automatically fed to my Twitter account. DNC delegates and candidates, please flag me down for JMG photos!

Labels: , , , ,


Quote Of The Day - Victoria Jackson

"How many times do people get pregnant from rape? It's point zero zero one percent. It's a joke. I read lots of articles. I know people, because I'm 53. I've know a lot of people, and I've actually never known anyone who got pregnant from being raped. And guess what? If I got raped, I would have the baby. And if I didn't want to keep it because I had these [mocking tone] horrible nightmares, I would adopt it out. But I think that God can turn a bad thing into a good thing. And that, if I got raped and a beautiful baby who was innocent was born out of it, that would be a blessing." - Math expert Victoria Jackson, speaking at the RNC to Michelangelo Signorile. Hit the link for the audio.

Labels: , , , , , , ,


San Francisco Responds To Pam Geller

Pam Geller's anti-Islam ads on San Francisco's mass transit system are now paired with the above message. And she is LIVID: "The city of San Francisco condemns calling any group savage. I say we buy the SFMTA a one-way ticket to Taliban country, eh?" Earlier this month Geller won a court battle to place the same message on New York City transit.

RELATED: Norway's convicted mass murderer Anders Breivik defiantly presented a Nazi-esque salute as he was led away to prison. Brevik was a participant in Geller's blog and cited her words at length in a deranged manifesto published after he murdered 77 people, most of whom were teenagers.

Labels: , , , , , , ,


New York Times Rips Romney/Ryan Lies

The New York Times has published a lie-by-lie refuting of Romney and Ryan's RNC speeches. An excerpt:
Representative Paul D. Ryan used his convention speech on Wednesday to fault President Obama for failing to act on a deficit-reduction plan that he himself had helped kill. He chided Democrats for seeking $716 billion in Medicare cuts that he too had sought. And he lamented the nation’s credit rating — which was downgraded after a debt-ceiling standoff that he and other House Republicans helped instigate.

And Mitt Romney, in his acceptance speech on Thursday night, asserted that President Obama’s policies had “not helped create jobs” and that Mr. Obama had gone on an “apology tour” for America. He also warned that the president’s Medicare cuts would “hurt today’s seniors,” claims that have already been labeled false or misleading. The two speeches — peppered with statements that were incorrect or incomplete — seemed to signal the arrival of a new kind of presidential campaign, one in which concerns about fact-checking have been largely set aside. [snip]

In his floor speech, Mr. Romney repeated his widely debunked charge that Mr. Obama had gone on an “apology tour” on America’s behalf — an accusation he feels so strongly about that he laid out his own worldview in a 2010 book he titled “No Apology.” But independent fact checkers have called the accusation a distortion, and it is hard to find evidence that Mr. Obama ever said he was sorry for the United States.
Read the entire article.

Labels: , , ,


The Presets - Ghosts

Australian electronic duo The Presets aren't gay, but they do love to put a lot homoerotic imagery into their videos. They first came to my attention when they played Folsom Street Fair in 2008. Nice guys in person, too.

Labels: , ,


Breitbart: Gay Filmmakers Target Children

From an entry on Breitbart today:
You knew it was only a matter of time before the gay community, which has successfully integrated gay characters into every possible form of entertainment for adults, targeted children. Now, for the first time, an American animated feature features an openly gay character.

Laika's stop-motion animated zombie comedy "ParaNorman" has a character named Mitch, who is, of course, a heavily-muscled jock who seems heterosexual until the end of the movie, at which time a girl named Courtney asks him if he wants to see a movie. Sure, he says, you’ll just love my boyfriend, who’s into chick flicks.

It’s a time-honored technique of the gay community to hide the fact that a character is gay until the audience has developed a real affinity for him/her, then catch the audience off-guard by divulging that the character is gay. If they really were “brave” they’d announce from the start that Mitch was gay and see just how many parents would take their children to see this movie.
Breitbart's editor is GOProud's BFF, Dana Loesch.

Labels: , , ,


Suspected Gay Honor Killing In Turkey

Four years ago I wrote about what was then being called the first "gay honor killing" in Turkey. Now it appears there has been a second.
A gay teenager was allegedly killed last month by his father and uncle in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır in a murder that the boy’s rich and powerful tribal family subsequently sought to cover up, according to local members of the LGBT community. R.A., 17, had allegedly been exposed to violence by his family because of his sexual orientation before seeking refuge at a friend’s house, daily Cumhuriyet reported. R.A.’s uncle, however, forcibly removed the teenager from his friend’s house; later, the boy reportedly had an argument with his father, after which the latter allegedly shot his son 14 times before he and his brother deposited the body by the side of the road, Cumhuriyet reported.
The father and brother have been arrested. (Tipped by JMG reader Brandy)

RELATED: Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, but LGBT people have zero civil rights and discrimination is widespread. "Passive" homosexuals are banned from the military and some reports claim that conscientious objectors to service must provide photographic evidence of being on the receiving end of anal sex in order to be excused. Human rights groups have objected to Turkey's potential admission to the European Union based on the government's mistreatment of LGBT people, its brutal prison system, and the abuses of other minority groups. British Prime Minister David Cameron, an otherwise staunch supporter of LGBT rights, has called for Turkey's immediate membership in the EU.

Labels: , , ,


Today's Lie From The Liberty Counsel

The Liberty Counsel is telling their radio audience that the Southern Poverty Law Center puts organizations on their hate groups list merely for opposing same-sex marriage. This ridiculous lie has been debunked numerous times by the SPLC, who always points out that if such were the criteria for anti-gay hate group listing, there would be thousands of so-named organizations and not the mere 29 who presently hold that dishonor. Liberty Counsel and other anti-gay organizations have been quite successful in spinning this bullshit lie to the national media, who never calls them out.

Labels: , , , , , , , ,


NORTH CAROLINA: Atheist Billboards Near DNC Removed After Christian Threats

American Atheists have removed their billboards outside the venue for the Democratic National Convention after being deluged with threats from God's Gentle People.
"We are saddened that by choosing to express our rights as atheists through questioning the religious beliefs of the men who want to be our president that our fellow citizens have responded with vitriol, threats, and hate speech against our staff, volunteers, and Adams Outdoor Advertising." "The election of our leaders in the United States is one of the most important decisions that we as citizens make," said American Atheists' president David Silverman. "Allowing our judgment to be clouded by sheer silliness is unacceptable. We want to show the people of our country the foolishness of mixing religion with politics." Silverman says the billboards were meant to inspire conversation and challenge the status quo.
Christian television is delighted to report the good news.

Labels: , , , , , ,


Judge Rules Against NYC Porn Shop Ban

Eleven years ago one of the first things just-elected Mayor Bloomberg did was to order porn shops out of Times Square so that the area would be safe for "family friendly" businesses like the Disney Store and Bubba Gump's. City zoning officers had long been stymied in their attempts to enforce a 1995 law which stipulates that a business would be classified as "sex-centered" if more than 60% of the items on sale were of an erotic nature.

Those enforcement attempts had failed because porn operators had responded by stuffing the fronts of their stores with thousands of children's and martial arts titles, thereby reducing the porn percentage and bewildering tourists who wandered in expecting only to find The Little Mermaid and certainly not Ghetto Gangbang #22 or an invitation to join a lovely lady in the upstairs lounge. In 2001 Bloomberg tried to close that 60/40 loophole by adding another zoning demand to force those businesses into areas less trafficked by tender eyes.

That second push worked, mostly, but Bloomberg was a little too successful in cleaning up Times Square because the avalanche of chain restaurants and mainstream retailers to the area then spilled over onto Eighth Avenue, where many porn outlets had relocated. Oops. Yesterday a judge ruled that the original 60/40 law is unconstitutional.
Martin P. Mehler, a lawyer who represented several topless clubs in the case, said the city’s defense of the 2001 law failed because the original 60-40 rule had worked. “We have adhered to what the law was,” Mr. Mehler said. “It has accomplished its goal of doing away with that tawdry atmosphere that used to exist in Times Square, and there was no need to take away a basic First Amendment right.” Lawsuits challenging the 2001 law have taken many turns over the last decade. Justice York twice before, in 2009 and 2010, found the law to be constitutional.

But he was directed by appellate courts to reconsider both rulings. The litigation may not be over. City lawyers said on Thursday that they would appeal. But Herald Price Fahringer, who represented more than 100 video stores in the case, said the suit was not about protecting neighborhoods as much as about free speech and letting the marketplace, rather than government, decide which businesses survive. “It’s wrong for a city or a state to say, ‘We’re banning this type of literature, and we’re not going to allow you to read or see it,’ ” he said. “That’s just un-American.”

Labels: , , , , , ,


Dr. Who Sings Dr. Who Theme

The news season starts tomorrow! #WhovianGiggle.

Labels: , , ,


Karl Rove: I Should Kill Todd Akin

"We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!" - Karl Rove, speaking to major Republicans donors at an RNC breakfast yesterday. The audience, as you would predict, roared. Rove's Crossroads Super-PAC yanked all of its pro-Akin ads after the "legitimate rape" scandal caused Akin's poll numbers to plummet.

Labels: , , , ,


Tomorrow In NYC: Pig Island 2012

I am unreasonably excited about this. I'm totally not a fan of craft beer, but it's unlimited so I'll muddle through with assistance from my pork high.

Labels: , ,


So This Exists

Seriously. It's $14.99. Move over Big Mouth Billy Bass.

Labels: , ,


Catholic Group Apologizes For "Those Kids Were Asking To Be Molested" Interview

Remember the Catholic priest who claimed that molested children were asking for it? His interview was yanked one day later by the National Catholic Register and replaced with an apology from the editor. Today the priest's order issued its own apology with a claim that Father Groeschel is just suffering from a brain injury. Via Box Turtle Bulletin:
The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal sincerely apologizes for the comments made by Fr. Benedict Groeschel in an interview released August 27 by the National Catholic Register. In that interview, Fr. Benedict made comments that were inappropriate and untrue. A child is never responsible for abuse. Any abuser of a child is always responsible, especially a priest. Sexual abuse of a minor is a terrible crime and should always be treated as such. We are sorry for any pain his comments may have caused. Fr. Benedict has dedicated his life to helping others and these comments were completely out of character. He never intended to excuse abuse or implicate the victims. We hope that these unfortunate statements will not overshadow the great good Fr. Benedict has done in housing countless homeless people, feeding innumerable poor families, and bringing healing, peace and encouragement to so many.

Fr Benedict helped found our community 25 years ago with the hope of bringing the healing peace of Jesus Christ to our wounded world. Our desire has always been to lift-up humanity and never to hurt. About seven years ago Fr. Benedict was struck by a car and was in a coma for over a month. In recent months his health, memory and cognitive ability have been failing. He has been in and out of the hospital. Due to his declining health and inability to care for himself, Fr. Benedict had moved to a location where he could rest and be relieved of his responsibilities. Although these factors do not excuse his comments, they help us understand how such a compassionate man could have said something so wrong, so insensitive, and so out of character. Our prayers are with all those who have been hurt by his comments, especially victims of sexual abuse.
Box Turtle Bulletin notes that Groeschel isn't just an everyday priest, he's the founder of Dignity Courage, the Catholic Church's "ex-gay" ministry. Groeschel also wrote a book advising gay Catholics on how to live to a live of tortured, unloved celibacy.

Labels: , , , , , , ,


World's Richest Woman Has Advice

"There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself -- spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working. Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others." - Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart, who inherited $30 billion from her daddy. Rinehart says Australia needs to do away with the minimum wage "unless we want to end up like Greece."

Labels: , ,


Hate Group Launches 'Protecting Marriage Month': Diseased Gays Will Kill Us All

The Center For Marriage Policy has posted a flyer for their followers to deliver (in person, presumably) to the above corporations and stores.
Promiscuity is a serious public health problem. Homosexuals comprise about 3% of the population but are disproportionately responsible for serious, fatal, and costly health problems for the rest of America. HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases are spread invisibly to spouses who are often unaware of their partner’s promiscuous activities. HIV is the #14 cause of infant death in the United States. 25% of new HIV infections are in women who are most often not gay or bisexual. Gay men have between 4 and 100 times more sex partners than heterosexual men. Anal sex is extremely risky because the rectum has no membranes to protect the body from infection.
The group also has this message on their website.
Multicultural marriage divides America into two absolute classes depending solely on reproductive ability — with women entitled and men plantation bondservants to big government. God-given natural social, parental and economic rights will be fully usurped by government. Health care costs will soar due to illness and social problem grown due to the numbers of sexually-confused children and adults. Your pocket will be picked and your children indoctrinated whether you like it or not. We must rescind irresponsible homosexual public policy from the lawbooks across-the-board and discourage homosexual behavior. We must not allow pansexuals to take over the conservative movement like they did the American Psychiatric Association. Their invasion is as dangerous to our socioeconomic fabric as the Occupy movement is to free enterprise.

Labels: , , ,


The Clint Eastwood Song

From YouTube's song-a-day man.
(Video via JMG reader Beeblemyer. Image via Dr. Jeff)

Labels: , , ,


Classy Dana Loesch Strikes Again

You'll note that the account of this incident on Breitbart fails to mention what Loesch screamed at these women. Code Pink took the high road, responding with "Peace and justice!"

UPDATE: Here's video of Loesch and her husband (on the camera) following one of the Code Pink protesters out of the arena. Mr. Loesch seems to think he's really famous.


Labels: , , ,


RNC Delegate Is "Highly Offended" That "Mexican" Is Working At EPCOT

Think Progress reports:
During a trip to Epcot at Disneyworld, Pennsylvania delegate Mark Harris and his wife were shocked and offended to find a Mexican employee working at the amusement park’s American pavilion, which showcases the different cultures in the United States. According to the couple’s blog, Harris complained to staff that he was “highly offended” that a “person from Mexico” was working in the American pavilion when other nations’ pavilions were staffed by people from each respective country.
Hometown GOP officials in Harris' district are falling over themselves to disavow his words.

Labels: , , , ,


"Ex-Gay" Ban Heads To Gov. Jerry Brown

California's bill to ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors has cleared its final hurdle before heading to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
The state Senate on Thursday sent the governor a bill that would prohibit so-called sexual-conversion therapy for minors, aimed at changing their orientation from gay to straight. Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) proposed the measure based on concern by medical groups involving psychologists and psychiatrists that the therapy is not based on sound scientific principles. "The entire house of medicine has rejected this phony and sham therapy. It really is junk science,’’ Lieu told his fellow Senators. "The American Psychiatric Assn. says it poses great risk to individuals including feelings of guilt, self-hatred, shame. Some people commit suicide having gone through this.’’ The bill was approved with a 22-12 party line vote, with Republicans objecting to the state telling parents and teenagers what kind of therapy they can pursue.
The bill is vigorously opposed by PFOX, NARTH, the Catholic Church, and other hate groups that enjoy brainwashing and torturing gay children.

Labels: , , ,


Obama Sees Electoral Bump

Source.

Labels: , ,


Signorile Asks Rep. Aaron Schock

In past Schock has maintained that he is not gay. In addition to his vote against the repeal of DADT, he voted against the Hate Crimes Act and has stated his opposition to same-sex marriage. He has a 0% rating from the Human Rights Campaign and votes the GOP party line 93% of the time.

Labels: , , , , , ,


Cruising With Kirk Cameron

God-fearing American patriots only!

Labels: , , ,


Obama To Eastwood

(Via JMG reader Oh'Behr)

Labels: , ,


Where The Bears Are: Episode 9

Labels: , , ,


Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech

Labels: , , ,


Anti-Gay Group Slams SF 49ers For Recording It Gets Better Video

"The problem with the 'It Gets Better' campaign is that it, again, is special rights -- singling out a particular group that is no more harmed than any other groups, and really singling them out for special attention and special rights, special things that should also be shared with lots of other people that are being bullied. It really is, again, another example of money and resources being given to a special class, a group of people, and discriminating against many others who are being bullied." - Larry Jacobs, head of the World Congress of Families.

Labels: , , ,


Tori Amos - Flavor

Her album of "re-imagined" self-covers comes out 10/02.

Romney/Ryan/Rand 2012

Labels: , , ,


Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip description: "Three years ago today, Vermont became the fourth state in the country where gay and lesbian couples had freedom to marry. On this third anniversary, let's take a moment look back at how that happened -- and what's happened since."

Labels: , , ,


Grinding At The RNC

Buzzfeed has some funnier ones.

Labels: , , ,


Tweet Of The Day - Tea Party Cat

Labels: , , ,


Obama Slams Ryan On RNC Lies

Bam!

Labels: , , , ,


Satan Loves Gay Marriage

David Koch, who has donated millions to the man who has pledged to support an amendment to place a same-sex marriage ban in the U.S. Constitution, says he personally endorses marriage equality.
The 1980 vice presidential nominee for the socially liberal – but fiscally conservative – Libertarian Party, Koch told POLITICO “I believe in gay marriage” when asked about the GOP’s stance on gay rights. Romney opposes gay marriage, as do most Republicans, and when that was pointed out to Koch, he said “Well, I disagree with that.” Koch said he thinks the U.S. military should withdraw from the Middle East and said the government should consider defense spending cuts, as well as possible tax increases to get its fiscal house in order – a stance anathema to many in the Republican Party. “I think it’s essential to be able to achieve spending reductions and maybe it’s going to require some tax increases,” he said. “We got to come close to balancing the budget, otherwise we’re in a terrible deep problem.”
Hurray?

Labels: , ,


RNC Delegates Poll

Source.

Labels: , ,


Thursday, August 30, 2012

And The Eastwood Memes Launch

Labels: , , , ,


Clint Eastwood's Bizarre RNC Speech

Labels: , , ,


Newt Gingrich And His Most Recent (Known) Adulterous Lover Speak At RNC

Labels: , ,


Headline Of The Day

Source.

Labels: , , ,


An Excerpt From Romney's Speech

The Romney campaign has sent out a press release containing what we presume is the bulk of tonight's acceptance speech by Mitt Romney. An excerpt:
To the majority of Americans who now believe that the future will not be better than the past, I can guarantee you this: if Barack Obama is re-elected, you will be right. I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon. And unlike the president, I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. It has 5 steps.

First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.

Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.

Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
More of the speech can be found here. You'll note that there's little more than a cursory nod to the "the Creator" and "praying as a family" and no explicit mention of Romney's (or the president's) faith. There's also no mention of hot-button social issues like abortion or same-sex marriage. We'll have to see how much the actual speech aligns with what we've been given in advance.

Labels: , , ,


God Hates Southern Decadence, Part 3

Labels: , , ,


Warning! Choose Only One!

(Via JMG reader Ric)

Labels: , , ,


Etch-A-Sketch Issues Election Versions

Etch-A-Sketch has issued special 2012 red and blue models to capitalize on the famous gaffe by a Romney advisor. (Via Andrew Belonsky)

Labels: , , ,


Wayne Besen Vs Michael Brown

Today David Pakman hosted Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen and anti-gay activist Michael Brown, who is part of a massive push by hate groups to force networks into banning Besen from their shows. Besen: "I'll tell you what, pal. Why don't you sue me? Because you are a liar and I'm calling you a liar. And if you think you can win in court, take me."

Labels: , , , , , ,


GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia Backs
GOP's Anti-Gay Platform On CNN

Labels: , , , ,


RNC Mystery Speaker: Clint Eastwood

The teabaggers are disappointed. They wanted Palin or Hologram Reagan. Still it's an interesting choice considering this from Eastwood last year:
"These people who are making a big deal about gay marriage? I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."
Has Eastwood flip-flopped on marriage? Maybe we'll get a hint tonight.

Labels: , , ,


Jersey Shore Cancelled

Does this mean the world won't meet Snooki's baby?

Labels: , ,


Totally Not Gay GOP Rep. Aaron Schock:
Paul Ryan Needs To Show Off His Body

UPDATE: TMZ's video player was borking the JMG template so you'll have to watch the clip on their site. Commenters below have noted that Schock is strolling through Ybor City's gayborhood with the local bathhouse visible over his shoulder.

Labels: , ,


Gary Bauer Vs Sen. Orrin Hatch

"The goal of the gay rights movement is to take a state that has same-sex marriage and to use that state as a battering ram and a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to force every state to have same sex marriage. So I’m sorry that Orrin fell for it. But if only your side was willing to allow each state to make the decision on their own. I think Orrin Hatch may have had a bad moment or he forgets what’s happened in the last 30 years -- courts forcing radical social change on the American people." - Evangelical leader Gary Bauer, speaking to Michelangelo Signorile at the RNC. Two days ago Hatch said that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he does not support Mitt Romney's pledge to write a ban into the federal constitution.

Labels: , ,


WASHINGTON: State Tells Catholic Church Anti-Gay Collection Is Illegal

Election officials in Washington state have told the local Catholic Church that their plan to take up a collection against gay marriage during mass would be a violation of campaign finance laws.
Lori Anderson, a spokeswoman for the state’s Public Disclosure Commission, told LGBTQ Nation on Wednesday that the request is illegal under the terms of Initiative 134, which Washington voters passed ten years ago to regulate political contributions and campaign spending. Anderson noted that state law specifically states that no organization, including churches, may act as an intermediary for contributions. She said that churches are allowed hand out envelopes, but that either a member of Preserve Marriage Washington has to be on hand to collect them or parishioners must send them in individually. Anderson said that the church has been notified by the commission.
Help! They're being oppressssssed!

Labels: , , , , ,


Today In Christian Love™

Christian activist Charles Carter describes his YouTube channel this way: "This channel is dedicated to the issue of Homosexuality as not merely sin but as extra-ordinary sin!! It is a spiritually militant response to a malignant sin. If you are offended by this material, know that it is God's truth that offends you." Today Carter warns Dan Savage that God is going to strike him down with AIDS or maybe even something worse unless he repents immediately.

(Via Good As You)

Labels: , ,


NEW YORK: State Assembly Candidate Laments Crime In The "Negrohood"

New York Assembly candidate Ben Akselrod says "negrohood" was just an "unfortunate typo" in the campaign flyer sent to voters in his Queens district. He must have a different keyboard than the rest of the us. His campaign manager has resigned.

Labels: , , ,


The History Of A Kinky Retailer

As Folsom Street Fair approaches, Chelsea's kinkwear outlet Nasty Pig has published a history of their company. Even if you're not in the scene, you might be interested in how leather fashion has evolved over the last couple of decades. Also interesting is that Nasty Pig has been sued for spoofing Absolut and Major League Baseball. Naughty photos at the link, obviously.

Labels: , , , ,


Zach Wahls Speaks To The BBC

Labels: , , ,


Billboard Of The Day II

Well? Is he? (Via JMG reader TedBear)

Labels: , ,


GLAAD Ranks Gay-Friendly Networks

Read the full report.

Labels: , , , , ,


Amazon Readies New Kindles

Gizmodo notes that Amazon says it's all out of the Kindle Fire. For the moment.
Staples' U.S. retail chief Demos Parneros recently said Amazon was prepping "five or six" new tablets. What that likely means—if there's any basis to it at all—is several storage options in two different sizes. So theoretically, a 7-inch Kindle Fire with 8GB, another with 16GB, and another with 32GB, as well as a 10-inch Fire with those same configurations. In that same vein, there have also been murmurings of a 4G Kindle Fire. However, that intel comes by way of an analyst and well, analysts say a lot of crap that you'd think they dreamed and said out loud but they wish they hadn't. And while 4G has become table stakes for premium tablets in the last year, it's equally possible that Amazon will forego it to keep the price down.
I'd consider an e-reader but it's all I can do to lug my giant phone around.

Labels: , ,


Focus On The Family: Everything In The Anti-Obama Movie Is Totally True

Labels: , ,


UWS To Be Sprayed For West Nile

Ruh-roh.
One of New York's most expensive neighborhoods will be sprayed this week with pesticide to combat the West Nile virus, officials said Tuesday. The city regularly sprays against the mosquito-borne disease, which has seen a surge in outbreaks in the United States this year. Friday's spraying is notable because it will target Manhattan's prestigious Upper West Side neighborhood and parts of the famed Central Park. "These neighborhoods are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity with high and/or increasing mosquito populations," the Department of Health said in a statement.
Last week I heard a woman on Lexington screaming into her phone: "Young man, you stay IN that apartment until I get home. You'll get the West Nile!" Funny then, not so much now. (Tipped by JMG reader Robin)

Labels: , , , ,


Fox News: Paul Ryan Is A Lying Liar

How we you know that Paul Ryan's RNC speech was completely full of lies? Because even an op-ed posted on Fox News has denounced him for it.
To anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech. On this measure, while it was Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold. The good news is that the Romney-Ryan campaign has likely created dozens of new jobs among the legions of additional fact checkers that media outlets are rushing to hire to sift through the mountain of cow dung that flowed from Ryan’s mouth.

Said fact checkers have already condemned certain arguments that Ryan still irresponsibly repeated. Elections should be about competing based on your record in the past and your vision for the future, not competing to see who can get away with the most lies and distortions without voters noticing or bother to care. Both parties should hold themselves to that standard. Republicans should be ashamed that there was even one misrepresentation in Ryan’s speech but sadly, there were many.
"World record for lying." Remember that one.

Labels: , , ,


Crazy Eyes: Obama Is Too Wealthy

"President Obama is extremely wealthy. He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that's really the issue. President Obama is wealthy, what do, or -- what does he understand about the common man right now? And I think what people care about is not hating someone for what their assets are -- the American people don't hate President Obama because he's a very wealthy individual. What they care about is how their lives are, would their lives be better? And I think it's very clear under the Romney-Ryan ticket the average Americans' lives will be much better, they'll have a lot more money to spend in the way that they want, and they'll also have a much more secure future for their children. That's what the American people want, and that's what we'll offer with this new Romney-Ryan ticket." - Michele Bachmann, speaking to USA Today.

Labels: , , ,


NOM Cheers GOP Platform

Labels: , , , ,


The DNC Hates Jesus

"When Charlotte714, a non political group of Pastors and Christian leaders in Charlotte who are praying for God to restore our nation, requested permission to pass out gifts and Christian literature to arriving DNC delegates, they were refused. The reason: 'The values of Charlotte714 do not reflect the values of the DNC.' Now the DNC is going to redefine marriage. What does the God of the Bible know, anyway!

"After years of lying to us, The DNC has decided to show its true colors. It is indeed, the party of death! 'All who hate me love death.' Pr 8:36. The DNC is tolerant of all religions except one -- Christianity! Why? The DNC hates the God of the Bible. It hates the God of our Pilgrim Forefathers and Founding Fathers. It hates the God (Jesus) who made America great and made her strong. It simply hates any judge but itself." - Pastor Pat McEwen, who will hold an ignored press conference outside the DNC.

Labels: , , ,


Tasmania Marriage Bill Advances

The last Australian state to decriminalize homosexuality may be the first to legalize same-sex marriage.
Tasmania's House of Assembly has passed a bill to allow gay couples to marry. After more than four hours of debate the bill was passed 13 votes to 11. The long-serving Speaker Michael Polley was the only Labor MP to vote against the legislation and was joined by all 10 Liberal MPs. Premier Lara Giddings congratulated the Labor and Greens MPs who spoke in support of the move. "And I too look forward to being able to celebrate engagement parties, weddings, attending receptions," she said. "I think there's a couple of people who are actually thinking of becoming celebrants. We're good talkers, us politicians." Greens leader Nick McKim said it was a historic moment. "The Parliament has just excelled itself," he said
The bill now goes to the Upper House where it will be considered near the end of September.

Labels: , ,