Archive | August, 2011

Mirror, mirror

27 Aug


Panel on social media at NLGJA

26 Aug

Travel post and more to follow, once we get back to the coming storm.

Weather frenzy of the century

26 Aug







We’ll be heading back to Manhattan tomorrow instead of going to the Jersey house. I didn’t want to risk driving into a hurricane on Sunday. Meanwhile, some pix from the City of Brotherly Love.

God sends hurricane to New York as encore, wants people's vote on marriage

25 Aug

As if Tuesday’s earthquake devastation wasn’t enough punishment for gay marriage, now God is sending a tidal wave . . . or a storm surge or something the religious extremists will claim is payback for the homo-love.

We’re headed for Philly late this afternoon. Hopefully we’ll be driving back and not taking a boat.

From the Wall St. Journal:



MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. — New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection is lowering the water level in some of its upstate reservoirs to make more room for storm runoff as Hurricane Irene approaches.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush says the city has increased water release rates from the Neversink and Pepacton reservoirs in Delaware and Sullivan counties.

Rush said releasing more water ahead of the storm will help minimize any potential flooding in the surrounding communities, without depleting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City residents. The storm is expected to arrive in New York on Sunday.

God sends hurricane to New York as encore, wants people’s vote on marriage

25 Aug

As if Tuesday’s earthquake devastation wasn’t enough punishment for gay marriage, now God is sending a tidal wave . . . or a storm surge or something the religious extremists will claim is payback for the homo-love.

We’re headed for Philly late this afternoon. Hopefully we’ll be driving back and not taking a boat.

From the Wall St. Journal:



MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. — New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection is lowering the water level in some of its upstate reservoirs to make more room for storm runoff as Hurricane Irene approaches.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush says the city has increased water release rates from the Neversink and Pepacton reservoirs in Delaware and Sullivan counties.

Rush said releasing more water ahead of the storm will help minimize any potential flooding in the surrounding communities, without depleting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City residents. The storm is expected to arrive in New York on Sunday.

Bloomberg excludes witch doctors, other religious leaders from 9/11 anniversary

25 Aug



Jesus not invited to speak, God not amused

I love Mayor Mike, even if giving himself a third term was irksome. I don’t think we’d have marriage equality without his lobbying, and this latest brings a smile to my face: he’s leaving out religious figures from the upcoming 9/11 anniversary and memorial. They are, of course, outraged.

From Fox News:

Some New York politicians and religious leaders are criticizing Mayor Michael Bloomberg for not offering clergy members a role in the high-profile ceremonies marking 10 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“This is America, and to have a memorial service where there’s no prayer, this appears to be insanity to me,” said Rudy Washington, a former deputy mayor under Rudolph Giuliani. “I feel like America has lost its way.”

A spokewoman from Bloomberg’s office told The Journal that the focus, as in past years, will be on the family members of the fallen. Rabbi Joseph Potasnik told the paper he understood the mayor’s decision, saying, “I don’t know how to make it possible for everyone to have a place at the table.”

Ground Control to Major Mark

25 Aug


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