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Obama now lying about his lying

Well covered on Ace and HotAir, but I can’t let this pass without note. Recently on November 4, President Obama said: If you had one of these plans before the ACA came into law, and you really liked that plan, what we said was, you could keep it *if* it hasn’t changed since the law was passed. The emphasis is Obama’s, in his delivery; here is the clip. The rules/mandates/costs of...

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Fables of the Living Wage; or, How the Middle Class Became the Radical Fringe

GUEST POST from GP Commenter V the K: Blogger Matt Walsh cuts through the nonsense about everyone deserving a living wage. I was arguing about the minimum wage with someone recently. Halfway through the discussion, she forcefully proclaimed that “everyone deserves a living wage.” I hear this idea quite a bit nowadays. There’s a lot of deserving going on, ...

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The disaster that is Obamacare

You could get all this like I did, by a quick scan of the HotAir headlines. But then you wouldn’t have a convenient discussion thread for it, on your favorite gay blog Obamacare enrollment is at 1/5 of their desired target, even including people who use State (non-federal) exchanges to enroll. More detailed numbers here. Another poll finds President Obama below 40% approval. Nov. 30 deadline...

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Thoughts for the day

From Jake Meyer in Bruce’s Twitter stream: It can’t be a human right if it requires someone else’s labor. That’s theft, not freedom. And, from Rep. Steve Stockman: About 110,000 people contract chlamydia each month, more than signed up for Obamacare. Obamacare is less popular than chlamydia. UPDATE: And America’s Communist era arrives thusly: JONATHAN GRUBER, M.I.T.: …We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if ...

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Gays not safe…in Dearborn, MI

From New American Media (via Creeping Sharia in Bruce’s Twitter stream): Arab Americans comprise more than 40 percent of Dearborn’s population, which according to a 2010 U.S. Census report was 98,153. Two Arabs from Dearborn said in parts of Beirut, Lebanon it can be less difficult for an...

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N.Y. Post Releases Insulting Column on Elton John & Partner

The N.Y. Post which is no stranger to homophobia has released a column titled "Elton & Wife Proud Dads" in a heterosexist attempt to diminish the news that singer Elton John and his partner David Furnish have adopted a child.The piece written by David K. Li makes light of ...

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Tell NM Governor Martinez to Honor AG’s Finding on Marriage

New Mexico will now recognize same-sex couples married in other states and countries where marriage equality is law even though the state governor is opposed. The Attorney General Gary King said that: "A comprehensive legal analysis by my office concludes that valid same-sex marriages ...

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Tebowing Has Been Trademarked

Tim Tebow has received a federal trademark for "tebowing," the act of dropping to one knee for a brief prayer. Even the wingnut Moonie Times is taking a dim view:Apparently the trademark is not solely on the term to Tebow, but on the pose as well. You don’t have to call it “Tebowing” to be subject to Tim’s approval. Drop to one knee with your fist to...

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British PM Vows Hate Crime Crackdown

"I am passionate about tackling hate crime. And this government is acting. For the first time we have published statistics on hate crime recorded by the police in England and Wales. And we are highlighting the best examples of what works ...

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Maryland Marriage Alliance: Gays And Their Supporters Are "Worthy Of Death"

Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper points us to the below panel discussion hosted by the NOM-affiliated Maryland Marriage Alliance. Start the clip at the 34-minute mark and listen as the speaker works up to reading scripture calling for the death of gay people AND their supporters. The other panelists nod and exclaim "Preach!" UPDATE: The man who says "Preach!" is "ex-gay" crackpot Greg Quinlan, who apparently agrees that his own ...

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Man Funding MD Anti-Marriage Campaign Was Convicted Of Voter Suppression

The Washington Blade reports that Julius Henson, the man funding Maryland's anti-gay Jump The Broom campaign, spent time in jail earlier this year for a 2010 robo-calling campaign that told Democratic voters that they could stay home from the polls because gubernatorial candidate Martin O'Malley had already ...

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GOProud Issues House Endorsements

Today GOProud issued its list of endorsements for the U.S. House. With the exceptions of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Massachusetts homocon Richard Tisei, I'm not noticing anybody on this list with much of a history of supporting LGBT rights. Shocking, I know. Mary Mack Bono and Charles Djou were among the few Republicans to vote in favor of repealing ...

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The White House supports #SpiritDay!

Spirit Day Tags: Spirit Day, President Obama, Barack Obama, white house The #Obama2012 campaign tweeted support for #SpiritDay on Friday, joining millions in a stand against bullying and to show his support of LGBT youth! The campaign...

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Bring It On: The Musical goes purple for #SpiritDay

Spirit Day Tags: Spirit Day, Bring It On, Broadway Broadway's Bring It On: The Musical and its stars were among those who went purple for #SpiritDay on 10/19 in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. We’ve changed our profile picture to support @glaad and #Spiritday. RT this post to ...

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