Liz Cheney Went Off This Week

By |March 31st, 2013|

DOUBLING DOWN on what has been rejected after not working in the first place seems to be Liz Cheney's determined path. Her brand and way of selling Cheney 2.0. Mrs. Cheney is sounding nostalgic, starting off by quoting Ronald Reagan, who just doesn't sound like he used to. If Ronald Reagan were alive today he'd [...]

Don’t Rush Barbara Walters, She’s Not Done Yet

By |March 31st, 2013|

Her 1999 conversation with Monica Lewinsky remains the highest-rated news interview in television history. [Daily Beast] WHEN WALTERS arrived to sit next to Harry Reasoner his salary had to be raised, because as the first female news anchor in television history, Barbara Walters was getting paid more than the man. However, Walters' $1-million-a-year contract also [...]

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Republican Sweetheart Ben Carson’s Sorry If He Offended Anyone Over his Beasty, NAMBLA Word Choices

By |March 30th, 2013|

"Now perhaps the examples were not the best choice of words, and I certainly apologize if I offended anyone," he added. "But the point that I was making was that no group of individuals, whoever they are, whatever their belief systems, gets to change traditional definitions. The reason I believe the way I do, I [...]

Queer Talk: “Say No to Gray Marriage” and Other Non-Traditional [VIDEOS]

By |March 30th, 2013|

For a bit of a break, and to mark the historic marriage equality week, and with a quick nod to the Easter Bunny showing up on the ubiquitous "red for love" equality symbol, a few videos. Some have been around for a year or so, but they're still quite relevant. Humor is used with LGBT [...]

Loser of the Week: Ben Carson’s Gafferiffic Gay Marriage Implosion

By |March 29th, 2013|

CARSON: Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It's a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality. It doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition. So he, it's not something [...]

A Shining Light for Gay Soccer Players?

By |March 29th, 2013|

Robbie Rogers is gay. That's not a slur against his name. Unusually coming from a soccer fan, it's the truth. He said so himself. Unfortunately for soccer the news was accompanied by the 25-year-old walking away from the sport he loves, at least in the short term. You may not have heard of Robbie Rogers [...]

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Comparing Income Growth, One Inch versus 4.9 Miles

By |March 29th, 2013|

The graph makes the disparities in "income growth" in the U.S. between 1996 and 2011 quite clear. Well, at least for those willing to see it. More importantly is the willingness, or not, to consider the reasons for the mindboggling differences, and the results for the "one inch" majority. At Real World Economics, David Ruccio [...]

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News Desk: Big Victory for Liberals and Labor in New York

By |March 29th, 2013|

New York City is poised to mandate that thousands of companies provide paid time off for sick employees, bolstering a national movement that has been resisted by wary business leaders. [New York Times] BILL LIPTON and "a raw display of political muscle by a coalition of labor unions and liberal activists," as the Times described [...]

Obama Signs “Monsanto Protection Act”

By |March 29th, 2013|

On this past Tuesday night, President Obama signed into law H.R. 933, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, which includes what has been dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act" by those who oppose it. Basically, MPA means agribusiness corporations can't be sued over genetically modified foods. Reports are that while Obama "knowingly" signed MPA into [...]

KXL Pipeline, State’s “Study” and Minnesota’s 30,000 Gallon Tar Sands Spill

By |March 29th, 2013|

Short version: TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline is under construction. The related study and report by the State Department was outsourced to a consulting firm with ties to TransCanada. A couple of days ago there was a tar sands spill when a train derailed in Minnesota. When the content is toxic, any spill "” from train, [...]