Washington Times Ends Column By Sen. Rand Paul Over Claims Of Plagiarism

The wingnut Washington Times is done with Sen. Rand Paul.

Sen. Rand Paul acknowledged Tuesday that he had failed to properly source material in published writings, including a column in The Washington Times, after a string of embarrassing plagiarism accusations surfaced in recent days. The Washington Times said Tuesday that it had independently reviewed Mr. Paul’s columns and op-eds and published a correction to his Sept. 20 column in which the senator had failed to attribute a passage that first appeared in Forbes. The newspaper and the senator mutually agreed to end his weekly column, which has appeared each Friday since the summer. “We expect our columnists to submit original work and to properly attribute material, and we appreciate that the senator and his staff have taken responsibility for an oversight in one column,” Times Editor John Solomon said.

Paul’s history of plagiarism first came to light when Rachel Maddow reported that he’d lifted portions of a speech from a Wikipedia entry.

via Joe. My. God. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/11/washington-times-ends-column-by-sen.html

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NEW JERSEY: Gay Republican Don Guardian Elected Mayor Of Asbury Park

Openly gay Republican Don Guardian has been elected mayor of Asbury Park, the resort town on the central New Jersey coast.

“It’s very humbling,” said Guardian, who admitted he worried down to the last few districts as the numbers came in for the tight race. “Sometimes David beats Goliath,” the mayor-elect told supporters who crowded into the Tun Tavern to hear him claim victory. He joked about writing three speeches, including a concession speech and one if the race were “too close to call.” Those who gathered cheered that he didn’t need to give either one of those. Before the speech, he admitted he was unsure victory would come. Guardian, who is openly gay, joked during his speech about his partner, Louis Fatato, bringing him back to normal Wednesday by having him cook and clean.

Asbury Park’s incumbent mayor Lorenzo Langford had several public battles with Chris Christie over the last few years.

Langford, a former casino dealer, previously ran the city from 2002 to 2005 and won a special election in 2008 and a full term in 2009. Langford was mayor when both Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy swamped his city. Right after Sandy hit, Christie, with whom Langford has clashed repeatedly, blasted him for not fully evacuating the city. Langford rejected the criticism and defended his handling of the storm and its aftermath.

Over the last decade Asbury Park has become an increasingly popular summer destination for gay New Yorkers, some of whom own second homes there. (Tipped by JMG reader Stephen)

via Joe. My. God. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-jersey-gay-republican-don-guardian.html

Stephen Colbert Apologizes to The Gays: VIDEO

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Back in October we reported on a new study showing that insects are so excited to procreate that billions of them are having accidental gay sex. Well, Stephen Colbert got wind of that report and it has caused him to revise his views on homosexuals.

He now realizes gay isn’t a choice, it’s an accident, and he’s issuing an apology.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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Teabagistan Vs GOProud

“Jimmy LaSalvia of or formerly of GOProud is on Facebook letting everyone know Ken Cuccinelli is the 2013 equivalent of David Duke. Because two dudes not being able to buy a china pattern together is the same as not being able to vote, being forced to use separate bathrooms, and being attacked by fire hoses and dogs in the streets. His GOProud partner, Chris Barron went on twitter to declare he voted in Virginia for the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe. When I have pointed out before that GOProud really isn’t a part of the Republican coalition, I was met with calls of homophobia. But they have never been a part of the coalition. It’s worth remembering that today the founders of GOProud equate a small government conservative to a Grand Dragon of the KKK because his Christian faith is, in their mind, equivalent to the Klan. It’s also worth pointing out that folks affiliated with this group have routinely assailed conservatives for their purity tests — conservatives who routinely vote in the general election for the Republican; an action they themselves won’t do.” – Erick Erickson, writing for Red State.

via Joe. My. God. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/11/teabagistan-vs-goproud.html

Gay Marriage Proposal of the Day: Illinois Rep. Sam Yingling and Lowell Jaffe

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At a marriage equality celebration last night at the Governor’s mansion, Rep. Sam Yingling stopped the party to propose to his longtime partner Lowell Jaffe.

Said Yingling: “I love that you care about other people more than yourself…I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

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Buzzfeed reports that the wedding has been set for next summer.

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