Thursday, October 11, 2007

Afternoon Headlights

  • Mayor, Interrupted: I guess I had it all wrong about that missing Atlantic City mayor who turned up this week after spending time in a rehab facility. According to his lawyer, Mayor Robert Levy wasn't there for the reasons I was thinking: "He needed to get off the medication he was taking. I wouldn't call it an addiction. It was a detox situation." Gee, thanks for clearing that up. (Paging Jeff VanVonderen!) (NYT)

  • You Can't Handle the Truth: Responding to criticism over the House Democratic leadership's potential decision to move forward with a federal Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) that would protect sexual orientation but not gender identity, Rep. Barney Fag Frank (D-Mass.) said today that opponents of the bill "can’t handle the truth unfortunately." (Advocate)

  • Uganda Be Kidding Me: Is the U.S. funding anti-gay groups in Africa? (UKGayNews)

  • Reality Check: Some of the jurors who levied a $222,000 penalty last week against a Minnesota woman for illegally sharing music online would have liked her to pay the maximum $3.6 million penalty, one juror said. I think the RIAA is making a huge mistake going down this route as Radiohead and Madonna's recent moves further prove. (AP)

  • Perez Hilton Sued: I realize when you're successful you're a target, but how can you defame a friend of Lindsay Lohan's? Isn't being friends with her in the first place defaming yourself? (AP)

  • Southern Hospitality: Who would have guessed this? Alabama voters selected the state's first openly gay male official for a seat on the Birmingham board of education, according to the Victory Fund, a group that helps LGBT politicians win elected office. (Advocate)

  • Brotherly Love, and a Robe to Boot: He's here, he's queer, call him Your Honor. (PhiladelphiaInquirer)

  • DUI Cum ADA: Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman isn't just a drunk. He's a drunk with an enormously large set of balls. (NYT)
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