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Christopher di Spirito

Christopher di Spirito
Location
New York,
Birthday
March 12
Bio
Avid blogger, proud gay man, unapologetically liberal, happily married to Jim, my spouse of 16 years. I am a native Californian, temporarily living in New York.

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JANUARY 15, 2010 10:16AM

Taliban Texas Still Executing Mentally Retarded Inmates

Friday, January 15, 2010

Why won’t Texas just get on with it and secede from the Union? Despite the fact it is unconstitutional to execute mentally retarded prisoners in the United States, Texas has found a loophole to the law,

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JANUARY 13, 2010 7:25AM

Haiti Rocked by Massive Earthquake

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A powerful 7.0 earthquake struck the small, impoverished island nation of Haiti on Tuesday, causing massive destruction to the capital city of Port-au-Prince, killing thousands and leaving the country without adequate hospitals to care for injured.

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DECEMBER 29, 2009 9:30AM

What's Going in Bush's Presidential Library?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


In case you’re wondering what could possibly be going in George W. Bush’s presidential library besides a copy of My Pet Goat, here’s the answer.

Meticulously catalogued, wrapped, stored and guarded in the climate-controlled warehouse loca

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DECEMBER 24, 2009 10:36AM

Michael Vick Doesn't Deserve a Courage Award

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced they had voted the annual team award to backup quarterback and dog killer, Michael Vick.

The According to the Ed Block Foundation Award is meant to recognize courage, commitment to sportsmanship,

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DECEMBER 22, 2009 10:59AM

Environmentalists Allege Dogs Worse than SUVs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


According to a new book titled, “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living” by New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale, man’s best friend could be one of the environment’s worst enemies, citing

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DECEMBER 8, 2009 7:06AM

Sarah Palin Gets Pelted with a Tomato in Minneapolis

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin felt the love during an appearance at the Mall of America, in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington on Monday, when a man hurled a tomato from the second level balcony at

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DECEMBER 2, 2009 3:37PM

New York Senate Votes "NO" on Gay Marriage

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I’ve lived in New York state for three, long years and if I’ve learned anything during this time about the Empire State it is this: outside of Manhattan, much of New York is a socially conservative

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NOVEMBER 23, 2009 8:07AM

Trump to Carrie Prejean: Try Porn

Monday, November 23, 2009


The disgraced and dethroned former Miss California Carrie Prejean has reportedly been seeking out Donald Trump’s counsel on how to rehabilitate her sullied reputation following revelations about her 8 porn tapes.

Trump was all-too-happy to give

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NOVEMBER 17, 2009 8:10AM

Palin's Ghostwriter Traffics in Bizarre Gay Stereotypes

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue: An American Life, was ghostwritten by World magazine features editor Lynn Vincent. On the surface, the selection of Vincent seemed curious but Vincent’s extremist views on a wide variety of topics

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NOVEMBER 16, 2009 7:28AM

Army Sends Infant to Protective Services, Mom to Afghanistan

Monday, November 16, 2009

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America’s antifamily military has reached a new low. U.S. Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother, is being threatened with a military court martial if she does not agree to deploy to Afghanistan, despite having been

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NOVEMBER 11, 2009 8:56AM

Destroying the So-Called "Unit Cohesion" Argument

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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On this Veterans Day, it seemed like a perfect time to destroy one of the dumbest arguments used by people opposed to the repeal of the viciously homophobic, Clinton-era military policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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NOVEMBER 9, 2009 9:09AM

The Penis Has Landed

Monday, November 9, 2009

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Who cares about wonkish matters as the healthcare reform bill reaching the senate this week for debate or shortages of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine causing Americans to freak out, because Levi Johnston has arrived in

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NOVEMBER 2, 2009 8:48AM

David Axelrod: "We Overpromised the H1N1 Vaccine"

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Have you tried to get an H1N1 swine flu vaccine for yourself or your children, only to be told by your healthcare provider that none is available and even worse, no estimated time of vaccine arrival

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OCTOBER 30, 2009 8:14AM

Is Political Correctness Destroying Halloween?

Friday, October 30, 2009

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America, please! I know we live in a scary world of H1N1 swine flu, al Qaeda, and Sarah Palin, but has the stranglehold of political correctness reached the point where children can’t dress up as vampires

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OCTOBER 29, 2009 11:57AM

Why Obama Passed on Hillary for Vice President

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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In his new book, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory, David Plouffe, the chief campaign manager for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, confirms the decision to pass on

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OCTOBER 28, 2009 3:56PM

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closed Indefinitely

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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The iconic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is closed indefinitely after a steel rod snapped Tuesday evening, hitting three vehicles, officials said.

Caltrans — the agency that manages the bridge would not give a time for when

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OCTOBER 28, 2009 7:48AM

“Egg-as-a-Person” Initiative on the 2010 Ballot in Colorado

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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File under: You can’t make this stuff up!

A new version of an anti-abortion initiative defeated by the voters in 2008 is making its way to the 2010 ballot, this time reworked to define an “egg-as-a-person.”

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OCTOBER 27, 2009 10:04AM

Where Do Those Without Health Insurance Live?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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The New York Times and the Census Bureau sought to find out where do those without health insurance live? For the first time, in a survey taken last year and released in September, over all it

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OCTOBER 26, 2009 4:11PM

BREAKING: Obama to Sign Hate Crimes Bill Wednesday

Monday, October 26, 2009

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In 48 hours, President Obama will make history as he signs The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, this according to a source and reported by Ben Stein at Politico.

Obama will give

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OCTOBER 23, 2009 8:32AM

Senate Passes Gay Hate Crimes Bill

Friday, October 23, 2009

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By a vote of 68-29, the U.S. Senate passed a hate crimes bill making violence against gays and lesbians a Federal crime on Thursday. The bill is expected to be signed by President

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OCTOBER 21, 2009 4:14PM

US Troops in Iraq Bored, taking Salsa and Yoga Classes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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As the economy sputters along, trying in vein to shake off the worst recession in history and America taxpayers are forking out $12 billion dollars a month to keep 117,000 combat troops stationed in Iraq,

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OCTOBER 20, 2009 1:35PM

Carrie Prejean Owes Pageant $5,200 for Her Melons

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Dethroned and disgraced beauty queen Carrie Prejean owes $5,200 for breast implants floated by pageant organizers in January, according to a newly filed lawsuit.

Organizer K2 Productions claims Carrie Prejean stiffed the pageant after

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OCTOBER 14, 2009 12:24PM

Secretary Hillary Clinton Met with Homophobic Moscow Mayor

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s centrist, Democratic Leadership Council-leanings were on display for all to see during her recent visit to Russia, where she met with an outspoken foe of gay rights during her two-day trip

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OCTOBER 13, 2009 7:57AM

Belinda Carlisle Supports Her Gay Son and Marriage Equality

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Singer Belinda Carlisle has filmed a PSA in support of gay marriage equality and asks for donations for Maine’s No on 1 campaign. In the video, Carlisle says she recorded the video as a musician but

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OCTOBER 8, 2009 9:13AM

Dog Killer Michael Vick Lands Reality TV Deal

Thursday, October 08, 2009

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Only in America can a convicted felon arrested for running a dog fighting ring out of his home land a lucrative reality TV show. This is precisely the deal Philadelphia Eagles Michael Vick inked with BET.

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