Queer Talk: 75 Republicans File SCOTUS Brief Supporting Overturn of DOMA

By |February 26th, 2013|

Not only have 75 Republicans signed an amicus brief with SCOTUS in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, regarding California's Proposition 8. The NY Times describes those signing as including "dozens" of "prominent" status. Whatever the Supreme Court decides regarding the Prop 8 case, as well as the challenge to DOMA, it is clear that things [...]

Queer Talk: Chris Hayes Says He Won’t Attend CPAC if GOProud is Banned

By |February 26th, 2013|

This is actually about more than Chris Hayes invitation to be on a CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) panel, and his refusal to do so unless the conservative LGBT group, GOProud, is invited. It should also include the fact that while GOProud isn't welcomed, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre is. CPAC, along with the Republican Party [...]

BP ‘Well From Hell’ Oil Spill Trial Has Begun

By |February 26th, 2013|

Almost three years ago BP's Deepwater Horizon spill occurred. Eleven people died. The explosion led to what became the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The civil trial began yesterday in New Orleans, with eleven teams of lawyers participating. They day before, reports say, the U.S. Justice Department and BP were still trying to find [...]

Powerhouse Ashley Judd Sets Sights on the Insider’s Insider, Mitch McConnell

By |February 26th, 2013|

She hasn't announced yet, but her biggest supporter in Kentucky, Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, told ABC News, "I would be surprised if she doesn't run at this point." "My impression is this is something she wants to do, and she is now taking the time to make the contacts she needs to make throughout the [...]

Chuck Hagel’s Confirmation Advances *Updated*

By |February 26th, 2013|

Senate Votes to Move Ahead on Chuck Hagel's Pentagon Nomination  Clears Way for Confirmation THE SENATE continues to torture the meaning of advise and consent.

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Obama Gets Aggressive on Sequester Marketing with State by State Impact Reports

By |February 25th, 2013|

PRESIDENT OBAMA is leaving no angle untouched, starting with the chart above, which shows what's been done on Obama's watch. If you compare the spending to Pres. George W. Bush, who was like a kid with a credit card and a massive hunger for self-destruction, there is absolutely no case to make against this White [...]

Seth MacFarlane’s Hilariously Funny Boob Song

By |February 25th, 2013|

THE BRITISH got the joke, but across the U.S. chattering Twitterati, especially among the political class, there was outrage and shock. It shows what most of the critics know about show business, let alone the film industry. But that didn't keep the rolling whines from coming in from people who don't know squat about being [...]

Drones: Sen. Graham on Death Toll, Former WH Press Sec. Gibbs on WH Secrecy

By |February 25th, 2013|

Two recent words on drones, a subject that I'm highly skeptical will make it into the "everybody is talking about" category. First, at The Telegraph, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R) is quoted. (emphasis added) US senator says drones death toll is 4700 ... It was the first time a politician or any government representative had [...]

Downgrade Bad for Everyone?

By |February 25th, 2013|

So the UK's credit rating has changed from one capital letter and two small letters to one capital letter, one small letter and a number. I was under the impression having numbers in a credit rating was good. I was wrong. Apparently this could spell more bad times for the UK economy. At this moment [...]

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Queer Talk: Top UK Cardinal Resigns After Allegations of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ With Priests

By |February 25th, 2013|

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, senior Catholic official in the UK and strong opponent of LGBT equality, resigned amid allegations of "inappropriate behavior" with priests. The allegations come from one former, and three current, priests. O'Brien contested the claims, and was due to retire next month. At AmericaBlogGay, John Aravosis has a detailed report, including related background. [...]

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