Beltway Blaster Blows Out Power

By |June 30th, 2012|

TM NOTE [now updated]: Wanted to check in with you summer weekend die hards, but the power is out, so programming of this entry could be odd looking. Will fix any errors when power is back in the area. Thanks for offering slack as you read entry below.* It is so hot that NBC Washington's [...]

We Raised More Money Than You Did — No, We Did!

By |June 29th, 2012|

DUELING MONEY PITCHES, both campaigns sending out a slew of emails, each claiming millions of dollars raised off of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. This is what our politics has come down to, folks. From The Hill, Team Romney's version: Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.6 million since the Supreme Court ruled that [...]

Romney Uses Hillary’s ‘Shame on You, Barack Obama’ in New Ad

By |June 29th, 2012|

Mitt Romney's campaign has quietly begun airing a TV ad in six states that uses an old clip of Hillary Clinton to blast President Barack Obama. - Politico TEAM ROMNEY won't let go of the fact that the Washington Post won't retract their article on outsourcing and Romney's Bain record. An excerpt: Mitt Romney's financial [...]

Queer Talk: The Erotic, Class and Other Things That Don’t ‘Fit’ the Mainstream LGBT Narrative

By |June 29th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Who gets to decide the goals and the strategies of the "LGBT Movement"? To a very significant extent, people in positions of relative power make these decisions. That doesn't mean such people are always wrong, or that other voices are never heard. But it's a [...]

Giddy with Joy Good Taxation Brings

By |June 28th, 2012|

Even if Republicans win big in 2012, they will have to fight inch by bloody inch for changes they could have had for the asking in 2010. Truly, this is Waterloo"“a Waterloo brought about by a dangerous combination of ideological frenzy, poor risk calculation, and a self-annihilating indifference to the real work of government. - [...]

The Roberts Court Respects Congress to Enact Laws, While CNN & FOX Blow the SCOTUS Moment

By |June 28th, 2012|

Today's Supreme Court is often referred to as Anthony Kennedy's Court. Although Kennedy is the swing justice who usually casts the deciding vote in close cases, the landmark ruling this week in the healthcare cases clearly marks the maturation of the "Roberts Court." - The Roberts Court Is Born CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS and the majority [...]

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS OBAMACARE AND INDIVIDUAL MANDATE

By |June 28th, 2012|

**UPDATED** "Chief Justice Roberts' vote saved the ACA." - SCOTUSBLOG "I do think the court will surprise a lot of people when it probably upholds the Affordable Care Act in an opinion written by another former student of mine, Chief Justice Roberts this Thursday... You can be deeply conservative and still believe that [...]

Conservative Democrats Set to do NRA’s Bidding on Holder Contempt Vote

By |June 28th, 2012|

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Irony abounds when it comes to the Fast and Furious scandal. But the ultimate irony is this: Republicans who support the National Rifle Association and its attempts to weaken gun laws are lambasting ATF agents for [...]

Nora Ephron’s Public Orgasm Was A Gift to Women

By |June 27th, 2012|

Nora Ephron's final movie "Julie & Julia" was not only one of her best reviewed, but evidence that the veteran filmmaker successfully adjusted to Hollywood's new business reality. [...] Some filmmakers have had a difficult time adjusting to that new reality. James L. Brooks, for instance, hasn't worked on a movie since his 2010 flop [...]

Queer Talk: Please Don’t Feed Oreos to the ‘Homo Sapiens’

By |June 27th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. On the night of June 27 / early morning of June 28, 1969, what came to be known as the Stonewall Riots, or the Stonewall Rebellion, began. For any number of reasons, that night when the latest of the frequent police raids of the Stonewall [...]