Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” is angry, and OWS’ influenced

By |February 20th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. A tweet from Think Progress: "Gingrich talking about "˜vulture capitalism'... that would not have happened without #ows' - Springsteen ..." I've not heard any cuts from Springsteen's soon to be released album, "Wrecking Ball," and while I've enjoyed some of his music, I've not [...]

Rick Santorum: Prenatal Screenings ‘More Often than Not’ Result in Abortion

By |February 20th, 2012|

Let Rick Santorum talk, then package his hyper Christian chatter in 30-second spots, that should be the Romney campaign's strategy. From CNN: "One of the mandates is they require free prenatal testing in every insurance policy in America," Santorum, a conservative Roman Catholic, told a Christian Alliance luncheon in Columbus. "Why? Because it saves money [...]

Romney Still Trails in Michigan

By |February 20th, 2012|

THE MITT ROMNEY CRISIS transcends the seven straight national polls showing Rick Santorum in the lead. It goes beyond the embarrassing reality that the son of an auto executive and two-term governor has been behind in every Michigan poll conducted since Groundhog's Day. Even more devastating for Romney is that elite Republicans have begun to [...]

Sunday Sermon: Jeremiah Wright, Baptizing the Dead, and Aspirin Between Her Legs

By |February 19th, 2012|

Ironically, Lawless noted, all the attention to contraception at the moment may end up boosting the overall public standing of the 2010 health care law. Free preventive health care, whether it's a cancer screening or the pill, may well become as popular as provisions like allowing young adults to stay on their parents' health plans [...]

Quote of the Year (so far)

By |February 19th, 2012|

Fresh from CPAC, tough guy Sheriff Paul Babeau, who was also Mitt Romney's Arizona co-chair, has gotten himself sacked and out. "All of the allegations are false except one, I am gay," Babeu said. - Politico, David Catanese You mean the allegations that you threatened an ex-lover with deportation if he didn't keep the affair [...]

Mitt Romney is Struggling Because GOP Primary Voters Know He’s Hiding Something

By |February 18th, 2012|

Politico's Maggie Haberman asks the question I've been answering for weeks, which also shines klieg lights on Mitt Romney's problem: Will women vote for Rick Santorum? Of course they won't, which is just one reason Romney is the only choice for Republicans, but he's locked in a wingnut death match that will take [...]

Trial Date Set in Egypt for 16 Americans and Other Pro-Democracy Workers

By |February 18th, 2012|

NGO's have rarely, if ever, been targeted this way and have been operating in Egypt and around the world for years. Egypt sets trial date for pro-democracy workers - The trial of 43 people charged with unlawfully conducting pro-democracy work will begin Feb. 26, state media reported Saturday, in the latest sign that the Egyptian [...]

Mitt Romney Minute: Romney Spokeswoman Says ‘Ignore the Request’ on Candidate’s Involvement in Baptismal of the Dead Ceremonies

By |February 18th, 2012|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The Mormon Church apologized Tuesday for a "serious breach of protocol" after it was discovered that the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized as Mormons. The church also acknowledged that one of its members tried to baptize posthumously three relatives of [...]

Queer Talk: From Chris Christie, Sam Arora, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton

By |February 18th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. The latest round of marriage equality stories includes appearances by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Maryland House Delegate Sam Arora (Dem), President Obama via Jay Carney, and Bill Clinton. Yesterday the Maryland House of Delegates passed the marriage equality bill, with a 71"” 67 vote. [...]

What Rick Santorum Looks Like When He’s In His Zone

By |February 17th, 2012|

A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can't win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. "If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate," said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity. [...]