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Antiabortion Blogger Mistakes Onion Column for Real Deal

The proprietor of a pro-life blog railed with righteous indignation against a column from The Onion titled “I’m Totally Psyched About This Abortion!” Apparently lines from the column like “I seriously cannot wait for all the hemorrhaging and the uterine contractions” didn’t tip the blogger off to the column’s satirical intent—and he has since become the laughingstock of the blogosphere.

  • (Salon article; reg. req’d)
  • (Onion column)

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    Whole-Body Bikini Leaves Everything to Imagination

    The Christian makers of this ultra-conservative exercise in modesty say their swimsuit is “a ministry.” But a Washington Post reporter writes, “one wonders how a swimsuit ‘ministry’ can save anyone’s soul when such ungainly suits have so little appreciation for beauty.”

    Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


    N.Y. Court: Gays Too Good as Parents to Marry

    The New York Court of Appeals stated last week that it upheld a gay marriage ban because gay couples make more stable parental units than heterosexual couples—and thus the latter need the benefits of marriage to assist them. The reasoning behind this is wild, but it’s also insidious. Check it out.

  • Update: Nebraska just reinstated its gay marriage ban.

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Ralph Reed
    From TPM Muckraker

    Ralph Reed Allegedly Mulled ‘Mortgaging Black People’

    The former Christian Coalition leader and current candidate for Lt. Gov. of Georgia reportedly concocted a scheme with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to collect the life insurance payouts of African-Americans in lieu of charging them fees for the duo’s lobbying and consulting services. (Read the whole story in GQ.)

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Err ... About that Specter-Bush Eavesdropping Deal…

    Looks like we were a little too hasty on this one. We had blogged that Sen. Arlen Specter had introduced a bill that would require Bush to get court approval for his NSA wiretapping programs.

  • Turns out that’s not the case. Specter’s bill would merely give Bush the option of bringing his program before a court—which Bush should have done in the first place. Think Progress and AMERICAblog have the details.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


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    From marcjacobs.com

    Marc Jacobs Releases Al Gore Fashion T-Shirts

    Check out the collection here. (h/t: Huff Po)

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Hillsman
    From Becky Olstad / CSM

    Meet the Bad Boy of Political Advertising

    He transformed former Gov. Jesse Ventura into a Rodin sculpture and a Texas gubernatorial candidate into an action figure. He also paired Ned Lamont with Daily Kos founder Markos Zuniga. But Bill Hillsman produces winners, so why is he shunned by most of the political advertising establishment?

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame Sues Cheney, Rove

    From the AP: The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide and presidential advisor Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career.

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    Breaking: Bush to Submit to Eavesdropping Oversight?

    From CNN: Sen. Arlen Specter revealed a bill that would require a court to review the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s controversial intelligence-gathering program, saying the deal was negotiated with the Bush administration’s cooperation, and that Bush would sign the bill if it doesn’t change dramatically.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Kim Cattrall
    From Craig Blankenhorn / HBO / N.Y. Times

    The Taming of a Slur

    The N.Y. Times reports that the word “slut” has gone the way of “queer” and “pimp” before it—from derogatory to affectionate. A prime mover behind the trend: Kim Cattrall’s portrayal of the slutty Samantha Jones on HBO’s “Sex and the City.” (h/t: Huff Po)

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


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