News: iPhone 5, Zagat, Emile Hirsch, South Africa, Mychal Judge

Road Court denies request from NOM for rehearing of campaign disclosure case in Maine.

Icon RoadPattinson + Dean: Collage artist George Chamoun merges Hollywood icons.

RoadNational Enquirer suggests Will Smith and Trey Songz are an item.

RoadLibyan surface-to-air missiles looted: "Grinch SA-24s are designed to target front-line aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and drones. They can shoot down a plane flying as high as 11,000 feet and can travel 19,000 feet straight out."

RoadGoogle acquires Zagat.

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RoadPositively Aware magazine hopes to capture "A Day with HIV in America": "We're asking all Americans affected by HIV to share with all of us an image of their life living with HIV," said Jeff Berry, editor of Positively Aware.  "Their vantage points captured over a single day will create a rich photographic tapestry of hope, strength and support that will help tear away the stigma of living with HIV in America today."

RoadAlarm: Democrat Weprin trails Turner 55-44 in NY special election.

Sushi RoadIs this the first public photo taken with the iPhone 5's 8-megapixel camera.

RoadReuters: Walmart employees rob store to fund sex change. "Two Walmart employees robbed an Arizona store where they worked, stealing $45,000, and planned to buy a car and fund a sex change operation with the proceeds, police said on Wednesday. Police in Prescott, around 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, arrested Spencer Cullen, 23, and Adriano Altiveros, 19, on Friday. They were accused of stealing over $45,000 in cash from the Walmart store in Prescott."

RoadJohn Travolta no longer spray-painting his head.

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Judge RoadMemories of 9/11's first recorded casualty, gay priest Mychal Judge, endure.

RoadGene Robinson: What have we learned since 9/11?

RoadSouth African President Jacob Zuma appoints controversial top judge: "Lobby groups had urged Mr Zuma not to appoint Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as South Africa's top judge, saying he was lenient on rapists, which he denies…Judge Mogoeng – who is an ordained pastor with the Winners Chapel International, which condemns homosexuality – said he would uphold South Africa's constitution, which respects gay rights."

RoadEmile Hirsch brings his hotness to Venice.

RoadYoung evangelicals divided over same-sex marriage: "The poll, released in late August by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute, found that nearly half (44 percent) of young evangelicals between the ages of 18 to 29 favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry. By contrast, the white evangelical community as a whole (even counting those relatively liberal young adults) is solidly opposed to same-sex marriage, by slightly more than 80 percent."


  1. Adrian says

    Re the South African Chief Justice: I don’t really see it as a big problem. Appointment as CJ doesn’t actually give Mogoeng any more judicial power than he already had as a Constitutional Court judge. The ConCourt hears every case as a full bench, so it’s not as if he even has the power to choose which judges will hear which cases.

    Most of his new responsibilities are related to administration of the court system – budgeting and that sort of thing.

  2. elg/edwin says

    “By contrast, the white evangelical community as a whole (even counting those relatively liberal young adults) is solidly opposed to same-sex marriage, by slightly more than 80 percent.”

    In light of this poll, I hope certain individuals on this site stop singling out black evangelicals (or “blacks” in general) as being MORE homophobic than other groups on marriage equality.

  3. jamal49 says

    Father Mychal Judge was such a wonderful man! I had the blessed opportunity and privilege to know him. In the late 1980’s, I took Catechism classes for my eventual baptism and communion with the Catholic Church. For a long period, I attended St. Francis of Assisi where he served. He was integral to my burgeoning faith and helped me as I tried to sort out the contradictory (and, yes, homophobic) teachings of the Church and Christ’s mandate to love unconditionally. He was such a compassionate man–warm, funny, hard-working, loving and gave so much of himself to everyone. I think of him whenever I am troubled by the intransigence of The Church regarding certain social issues. Father Mychal was the quintessential Franciscan and my personal memories of him are cherished. I am so grateful to have known him.

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