Oct 16 2012

 

 

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-The Duchess of York (Fergie) was eating at The Glass House Tavern and then went to see "Chaplin".

-LPAC has sent another $100,000 to Congressman Tammy Baldwin in her effort to be the first open LGBT person ever to serve in the United States Senate. LPAC has already disbursed over $600,000 in just a few short months.

-Speaking of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, she is coming to New York City for her last fundraiser on Tuesday, October 23rd at the home of Barry Skovgaard and Marc Wolinsky at 7PM. Senator Chuck Schumer will be there to lend his support. You can contact Sam Bart at [email protected] and find out all the details.

-Tammy's opposition Tommy Thompson had a real problem with his son. He said at a rally that it was time to send Obama back to Kenya. This follows on the heels of South Carolina Governor proclaiming that Obama was throwing a lot of spears. Nah, there is no blatant racism in this campaign.

-Mike Vilensky of the Wall Street Journal did a really good article on openly gay Cuomo aide Erik Bottcher (below). The Governor should be very proud of Erik. I know the LGBT community is very proud of him.

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-A bitter legal dispute between friends of Frank Kameny and his estate have resulted in the legend's ashes being held in 'storage' at Congressional Cemetery according to the Washington Blade.

Don't forget that Majorie's Fund, the organization that fights diabetes around the world, is holding its fundraiser this Thursday night(October 18). They have an amazing silent auction that you can see online by clicking here. It includes tickets and backstage passes to a Springsteen concert, signed guitars by Paul Simon and Sting and a signed tennis racket by John McEnroe.

-Towleroad.com is reporting that money for marriage equality is pouring into Maryland to pass the ballot measure. Over $500,000 has arrived in the last couple of weeks including $250,000 from Republican Paul Singer. More is needed so make your contribution here.

-The hurricane season for the United States is close to an end. However, in October,1954, Hurricane Hazel whipped up the East Coast into Canada. To this day it is still the highest wind gusts from a hurricane in Washington, DC, New York City and New Jersey. It was a Cat 4 when it hit South Carolina.

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-The Victory Fund picked twelve LGBT 'races to watch' this election day for "Gay Voices" on The Huffington Post.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren raised an astounding $12.1 million in just the last quarter for her race for the U.S. Senate. Republican Senator Scott Brown raised $7.5 million in an attempt to keep his seat.

This past month tied the record for the hottest September for our planet. The combined sea and land temperature of the globe was 61.3F. It tied the record for September, 2005.

Cardinal Tim Dolan of New York (below) is having second thoughts about inviting President Obama to the Al Smith Dinner. Rigid Catholics are demanding that the Cardinal take on President Obama over birth control and choice.

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-In more religious news, The New Civil Rights Movement reports that Billy Graham has endorsed Mitt Romney. However, not before he takes off his web page the information that Mormonism is a cult. Don't you love it!

-Continuing in the vain of intelligent life forms, The Tea Party leader of Mississippi, Janis Lane (a woman), says it was a mistake to give women the right to vote.

-The Freedom to Marry "engagement parties" held this past weekend to raise funds for the LGBT marriage equality ballot measures brought in over a half a million dollars.

Julian Bond cuts a new ad for Yes on Question Six in Maryland. Click here to see it.

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President Reagan's Budget Director David Stockman says that Romney is far from a job creator or has the experience to be President. He is quoted in Newsweek as saying:

"Except Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way—out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn “roll-ups,” and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale—the faster the better."