News Desk — Raw Story: Indiana State Police Chief Advises Lawmakers to Legalize and Tax Pot

By |November 28th, 2012|

Indiana State Police chief advises lawmakers to legalize and tax pot (via Raw Story ) The top cop for the Indiana State Police on Tuesday advised a group of state lawmakers that marijuana be legalized and taxed. Speaking at a budget committee meeting, Superintendent Paul Whitesell noted that both Colorado and Washington had decriminalized small amounts of the drug for recreational use… […]

Top Story — Lindsay Graham after Rice Meeting: “More Disturbed Now Than I was Before” *Updated*

By |November 27th, 2012|

IT'S REALLY difficult not to reply with serious snark on hearing Senator Graham's response to his meeting with U.N. Ambassador Rice, along with C.I.A. Acting Director Mike Morell. But he got the sound bite of the day from the meeting, which I have little doubt was pre-planned. "The bottom line is that I'm more disturbed [...]

Queer Talk: Remembering Harvey Milk and George Moscone

By |November 27th, 2012|

Today is the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. In 1977, Milk was elected to a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming what is often said to be the first "openly gay" man elected to public office in the U.S. The two were murdered [...]

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Queer Talk: Living Out Wherever You Are, Including ‘the South,’ Red and Rural Areas

By |November 27th, 2012|

I've written about this before "” the "when" and "how" to come out "” but thought about again today as I read a post at Northwest Public Radio, Rural Gay Community Living Out in Open. And that reminded me of an October article in the NY Times, We're Here, We're Queer, Y'all. Something that frustrates [...]

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Gov. Chris Christie Hits 72% Approval, Rewarded for Leading After Sandy, Education Deal

By |November 27th, 2012|

THIS IS the template for what it takes for voters to cross party lines to applaud a politician for doing his job. Gov. Christie showed leadership in the aftermath of nor'easter Sandy, as well as the ability to put doing his job for the people before party loyalty, for which he's now being rewarded. New [...]

Brad Pitt a Good Sport After Getting Panned for Chanel Ad [Video]

By |November 27th, 2012|

CHANEL PICKED Pitt to represent "the perspective of a man on the most feminine fragrance of all time." What he didn't bargain for are the reviews. "I've been overseas, so I've been blissfully protected [from the backlash]," Pitt said. "I haven't [seen the parodies], but I say absolutely fair play, fair play." [Huffington Post] If [...]

Fox News Pulls Military Expert for Telling the Truth About Network’s Benghazi Coverage [Video]

By |November 27th, 2012|

THE INTERVIEW ended quickly when Tom Ricks, noted military blogger and author, called the Fox News channel what it is, "a wing of the Republican Party." Classic exchanged and deserved, because from the moment the Benghazi terrorist attack occurred FNC has offered coverage that was biased and unbalanced, which I proved time and again, first [...]

Goldman Sachs Bailout King Blankfein to Powwow with House Republicans, While Obama Rules Out Social Security For Now

By |November 27th, 2012|

GOLDMAN SACHS bailout king CEO Lloyd Blankfein is headed to Capitol Hill to push his ideas for the fiscal cliff scheme in person. The guy who advised that the Social Security "retirement age has to be changed" in an interview with Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes recently, is headed to a meeting with House Republicans [...]

Buzzfeed: Chinese Website Hails Kim Jong-Un as The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive

By |November 27th, 2012|

THIS IS one of those classic cultural, political and media collisions that makes my day. From Zeke Miller: China's Communist Party newspaper, People's Daily, congratulates the North Korean leader on being named the sexiest man alive by the the satirical American publication. Seriously. Buzzfeed has a screen capture of the Chinese newspaper text. It doesn't [...]

Leaving State, the Hillary Effect *Updated*

By |November 26th, 2012|

*Update* United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice will meet with senators on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions about the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya. [...] Rice will be accompanied by acting CIA Director Mike Morell while Graham and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., will also attend Rice's meeting with McCain, which was requested by Rice's [...]