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News: HPV And Oral Sex, New Steve Jobs Bio, Rachel Maddow, Uganda, DOMA



John Aravosis at AMERICAblog says, “Insurance doesn’t cover Gardisil, and it’s not “proven” that it helps prevent throat cancer, but I’m getting my shots anyway,” in response to there new that, “A virus spread by oral sex may cause more cases of throat cancer in men than smoking.” (Oh, by the way, don’t do Republicans…)

By the way, Michele Bachmann, how many American men and women will get cancer, and maybe die, because you told their parents that the HPV vaccine causes “mental retardation?” Nice job there. Good luck getting re-elected to your Congressional seat now.

Supporters and opponents of legalizing same-sex marriage are sought for an online research study. Share your opinions by Oct. 25. Take the survey here.

Rachel Maddowadmits that she’s actually ambivalent about the cultural impact of gay marriage.”

“I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing relationships,” she explains. “And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture.”

Senator Lindsey Graham feels oppressed. No, because he’s a white southern guy.

Steve Jobs” target=”_blank”>The Steve Jobs biography: scheduled to be released October 24, 19 days after his death. RIP.

Scott Wooledge spent Wednesday at the Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan. Here’s his report – lots of photos!

Steve Jobs wasn’t the only great loss yesterday. Pam Spaulding: “The passing of  Rev. Shuttlesworth and continuing tension surrounding the comparison of the black and LGBT civil rights movements.”

California lawmaker Shannon Grove records robocall that tells people at home having dinner they need to “stop the forced homosexual and transgender indoctrination” by voting to repeal SB 48. Sick, sick, sick.

America is almost evenly split on whether or not the government should play a role in “promoting” traditional values. Interestingly, the largest group that says yes? Young people. What does that mean?

The days of Sarah Palin as the superstar of the conservative movement are gone,” writes a national Tea Party leader, who compares Palin to Steve Jobs, and, indirectly, Nixon. Writing her off, Judson Phillips says, “Perhaps Palin could learn something from Jobs’ life.” Ah, if only.

National Coming Out Day is next week. Via GetEQUAL: “We’re looking for videos and photos of folks who are coming out for equality. We will use your images to stitch together a video “statement” from the GetEQUAL community for next week. Take a picture/video of yourself holding hand-written signs in front of you, and email it to us at”

Authorities in Uganda shut down a gay bar. Imagine the courage it must have taken to open one there? Our thoughts are with them all.

John Boehner‘s $500,000 DOMA lawyer gets a raise. As million of Americans are out of work, and asking, “Where are the jobs, Mr. Boehner?,” Speaker Boehner decides to TRIPLE the salary he’s paying to Paul D. Clement to DEFEND DOMA. I wish Occupy Wall Street could Occupy Speaker Boehner’s conscience.

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Man Shoots and Kills Atlanta Supermarket Cashier, Wounds Guard Over Mask Policy: Police



A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store’s mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.

“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location,” DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. “The individual is deceased.”

“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store’s door.

“A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That’s when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire.”


This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave



Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.

Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.

On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.

In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.

“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”

Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.



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FBI Warns Congress of More Possible QAnon Violence Targeting Democratic Lawmakers



The FBI has briefed members of Congress that QAnon “digital soldiers” may become violent and engage in more acts of domestic violent extremism, like the January 6 insurrection. In an unclassified version of the threat assessment delivered to top lawmakers in April the Bureau warns that Democrats may be targeted.

Rather than walking away from the far right wing conspiracy movement that paints some top Democrats as part of a dark cabal of cannibalistic Satan-worshipping pedophiles being fought by Donald Trump, some QAnon cultists think “that individuals need to take greater control of the direction of the movement than before,” CNN reports in an exclusive.

The shift is fueled by a belief among some of the conspiracy’s more militant followers that they “can no longer ‘trust the plan” set forth by its mysterious standard-bearer, known simply as “Q,” according an unclassified FBI threat assessment on QAnon sent to lawmakers last week, which was obtained by CNN.

This might lead followers to seek to harm “perceived members of the ‘cabal’ such as Democrats and other political opposition — instead of continually awaiting Q’s promised actions which have not occurred,” according to the assessment.

CNN also reports FBI Director Christopher Wray “made clear the bureau is not investigating” the QAnon movement, but only crimes committed by its adherents.

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