Queer Talk: Democratic Platform Draft Approves Marriage Equality

By |July 31st, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. On Sunday the Democratic Party platform committee approved endorsement of marriage between same-gender couples, along with other pro-LGBT positions. This isn't a huge surprise, though Rep. Barney Frank has stated the support of House Democrats is more significant. But for many, this was the "next [...]

Harry Reid: Bain Investor Said Mitt Romney ‘Didn’t Pay Taxes for 10 Years’

By |July 31st, 2012|

THE HUFFINGTON POST did an interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In it he just happens to mention that Mr. Romney's tax problems, including why he can't reveal more returns, revolves around a gossipy tidbit delivered to him by an anonymous source, whom Reid won't name, who said Romney didn't pay taxes for a [...]

Romney’s Gaffes Lead to Team Mitt Meltdown

By |July 31st, 2012|

THE GAFFERIFFIC foreign policy tour of Mitt Romney has finally gotten to his campaign team. Walking through Pilsudski Square in Poland, the traveling press corps started yelling questions at Mr. Romney, asking about his string of gaffes, particularly related to the Palestinians, who were furious at what Pres. Abbas labeled "racist" comments. CNN has the [...]

Rep. Steve King Cheers on Dogfighting

By |July 31st, 2012|

REPUBLICAN STEVE KING doesn't understand the difference between humans choosing to fight one another in the sport of boxing, versus dogs forced into fighting by men who get their kicks out of what amounts to torturing animals. From Think Progress: KING: When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it's a [...]

Saudi Female Judoka Controversy, from Modified Hijab to Lower Olympic Standards

By |July 31st, 2012|

Wodjan Shaherkani's participation in the London 2012 Games had been in doubt after the International Judo Federation said she needed to remove the head scarf for her match. ... She and teammate Sarah Attar, the kingdom's first ever female Olympic competitors, have both signed agreements agreeing to compete only in kit that 'sticks to Islamic [...]

NBC Lets Guy Adams Out of Twitter Jail

By |July 31st, 2012|

**UPDATED** REPRESENTATIVE OF NBC'S aggressive content fencing, as well as their police grip on everything Olympics, when Guy Adams started ripping the network for their coverage of the London Olympic games, they took action. Twitter obliged. As you can see above, he's back, promising an article to follow. ...[update] and as promised, here it is: [...]

U.S. Men’s Gymnastic Team Chokes in London

By |July 31st, 2012|

IT HAPPENS, even when you can least afford it. There's not another way to write or review it honestly. The men's gymnastic team psyched themselves out. Danell Leyva, the gymnast who led the entire world in the all-around in the qualifications and nearly made the pommel horse final, looked frazzled as he mounted this event [...]

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But Will Any of It Matter?

By |July 31st, 2012|

President Obama came to the White House with big plans. He'd halve the deficit. Strengthen the economy. Lower unemployment. What did we get? National Debt over 15 trillion and climbing. Unemployment above 8 percent for 40 straight months. An ongoing economic crisis with no end in sight. He tried. You tried. It's OK to make [...]

Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller Swings and Misses

By |July 30th, 2012|

In any event, Romney is likely to have some trouble undermining the President's record on national-security issues and foreign policy. Last week, in Colorado, Admiral William McRaven, a Navy SEAL who oversees all American Special Forces, and who supervised the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, was asked to evaluate Obama as a Commander-in-Chief. "I'm [...]

Mitt Romney Falls on his Face, Lands at the Feet of the Palestinians

By |July 30th, 2012|

"As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality." - [...]