Sunday, September 11, 2011

JMG Quote Of The Day - Paul Krugman

"What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons. A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity? The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it." - Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, writing for the New York Times.

RELATED: Krugman's column has already caused furor in the rightwing blogosphere, with GOProud's Chris Barron tweeting that Krugman "may be the most despicable human being to ever wander the planet."

reposted from Joe

Castro Lowers Rainbow Flag Ten Years After 9/11

Via Belirico: LGBT Media Shrinks Further: 365gay to Close

As the LGBT online world continues to refocus, consolidate, and reorganize, longtime queer news site has become the latest casualty. door-bolt.jpgEditor-In-Chief Jennifer Vanasco brings us the details:
Some of you have been reading since 365gay was started as a Canadian publication in the 1990s. Some of you have been reading since Logo took over, in 2006. Some of you are newer - last year, last month, last week.
Now, it's coming to an end.
September 30 will be our last day of operations. Logo has shifted its online strategy and so the site is closing and I am moving on to other things. is one of the many corporate-owned sites that have also struggled financially as the economy continues to flounder. LGBT social media site recently announced it will be closing up shop on Sept 14.

When I complain about the trouble large-scale popular independent bloggers are having lately, keep in mind that these corporate sites have more ability to attract advertisers and financial backing than we do. Pam's House Blend was forced to consolidate with FireDogLake to relieve pressure from owner Pam Spaulding; I'm the only full-time editor left here at Bilerico Project. Some other site owners are quietly discussing further changes that will shrink the LGBT online media even more.

Interestingly enough, the sites that seem to be having problems most are those who do original reporting and long-form opinion or analysis pieces while short-form bloggers who clip quotes from other sources and include a basic rewrite of some facts or a witty remark continue to grow readership and attract advertisers. I'd be interested to hear Projectors' thoughts on why the trend is happening and where it'll end.

make the jump here to read the full article

Todays WTF: "Gays are bigger threat to America than 9/11" Really?

GOP state legislator again says gays are bigger threat to America than 9/11

And of course, Oklahoma GOPer Sally Kerns met with a known hate group to discuss her wacko theories.

Reposted from AmericaBlogGay