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[Video] Rest assured, Michele Bachmann, don’t let the door hit you on the way out


U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and former presidential candidate is throwing in the towel by announcing via YouTube she is not seeking reelection next year. Watch the video of her announcement by clicking here.

She will spend the remaining 18 months of her term working 100-hour weeks and uphold family values, she stresses. And of course, who can forget all the hard work she's done to call out Muslim terrorists?

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Gay blog Queerty returns after short hiatus

Call it a break. Call it time apart. Whatever you want to call it, gay blog Queerty is back.

The popular gay blog that used snarky commentary and featured plenty of mostly naked boys, announced back in April that it was shutting down. Yes, it's really back. Go check it out. I'll wait.

The site's owner, David Hauslaib, sold Queerty to GayCities, an LGBT resource company based in San Francisco, according to an article on the site. GayCities says that many of the original staff, as well as some new faces, including my former co-worker Dan Renzi, are hopping onboard the new incarnation.

Reaction to the initial shuttering was far from mixed. Most of our readers and commenters online felt that Queerty regularly crossed the line in their coverage of closeted celebrities and the tone of the content was unnecessarily “snarky.”

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Pat Robertson chimes in on King & Spalding DOMA decision

You know you've done something right if you get Christian televangelist Pat Robertson in a tizzy. Last night on the Christian Broadcast Network's “The 700 Club,” Robertson blasted the recent decision by law firm King & Spalding to not represent the United States House of Representatives in the ongoing legal battles over the Defense of Marriage Act.

Robertson encouraged his viewers who do business with the law firm to have a “long re-examination of your association.”

“It is a law that corresponds to the belief of the majority of the American people,” Robertson said. I guess he hasn't seen new polling data that suggests otherwise.

Anyway, check out a clip below for the crazy (courtesy of

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Chambliss’ office responsible for anti-gay slur

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss admitted an anti-gay blog comment originated from his Atlanta office

Georgia LGBT groups were up in arms this week after an anti-gay death threat in an online forum was tracked back to the office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT political group, organized supporters to call Chambliss’ local offices around the state, while the upstart Queer Justice League demanded that Chambliss apologize.

“We want an official, contrite apology for Senator Chambliss, to the LGBT community and to all Georgians,” QJL’s Art Izzard said in a press release. “We also want Sen. Chambliss to commit to engaging his employees in sensitivity training, to equip them to better handle the concerns of his constituents.”

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Chambliss staffer ‘removed’ over anti-gay blog comment

Senator Saxby Chambliss (Ga.-R) announced today that his office has removed a staffer over a malicious blog comment posted on gay-oriented blog Joe.My.God.

The Senator released a statement condemning the post while saying he called Joe Jarvis, operator of the blog, to personally apologize.

"I have called Mr. Jervis, the blog’s author, and apologized to him personally, and I am sorry for the hurt this incident has caused," the statement read. "Regardless of one’s position on issues and policies, such comments are simply unacceptable, are not befitting those who work in the U.S. Senate, and I will not tolerate them from my staff."

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Queer Justice League meets with Chambliss staff over anti-gay comment left on blog

Members of the Queer Justice League

The Queer Justice League met with the staff of Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) this afternoon to deliver a letter in response to a malicious comment posted on the gay-oriented blog Joe.My.God. The post came moments after the U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a defense bill that included repeal language for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The commenter, who identified himself as “Jimmy,” wrote “All faggots must die” shortly after the vote.

Chambliss voted against the cloture measure, which postponed Congressional DADT action indefinitely.

Some 10 members of the QJL met at 4 p.m. at the senator’s offices, located off Galleria Parkway in Cobb County, to deliver the letter. They met with Camila Knowles, State Director and General Counsel for Chambliss and called the meeting “cordial.”

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Queer Justice League to reprimand Chambliss over blog comment

The Queer Justice League will respond tomorrow to a blog comment allegedly left by a member of Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ staff on the gay blog Joe.My.God. by delivering a letter to the senator calling for a public apology as well as for his staff to undergo “sensitivity training.”

The group will deliver the letter to Chambliss’ Atlanta office at 4 p.m. The group initially requested a meeting with the senator, but Chambliss will be in Washington, D.C. according to the QJL.

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Queer Justice League to host meeting over Chambliss staffer’s blog comment

The Queer Justice League will host a meeting Monday, Sept. 27, to discuss how best to respond to a comment allegedly left on gay blog Joe.My.God. by a staff member in the office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) in the aftermath of the senate's vote on the 2011 Defense Authorization bill.

The comment read “All faggots must die” and came from Chambliss’ Atlanta office. It was signed by “Jimmy.”

The meeting will take place at Blake’s on the Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.