Queer Talk: Voting Makes You Gay (Video)

By |October 28th, 2013|

In classic Daily Show style, a focus on voter suppression: voting makes you gay. In the typical Daily Show style, Jon Stewart and company are seeking ways to suppress Republican voter turn-out, including the claim that "Voting makes you gay." You can see the entire segment clip "“ about 5 ½ minutes "“ [...]

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Torches Mitch McConnell

By |October 28th, 2013|

Alison Lundergan Grimes torches Mitch McConnel in new web ad. AFTER THE shutdown, when Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was marketed as the guy that finally made the deal that ended the shutdown, Alison Lundergan Grimes has released a web ad reminding Kentuckians of the Mitch McConnell who's made Washington, D.C. politics what it [...]

Saudi Women Defy Authorities, Keep on Driving

By |October 28th, 2013|

Saudi women defy authorities, with amateur videos showing the campaign continues. Activists said they have 16,600 signatures on an online petition calling for change. Efforts to publicise the issue have been described as the best-organised social campaign ever seen in Saudi Arabia, where Twitter has millions of users and is used to circulate [...]

Lou Reed Crosses Over

By |October 27th, 2013|

Lou Reed, 1942-2013 YOU LIVE as you must. You know the end by the way you spend your nights howling at the moon. Lou Reed was met at the gates by the Leopard King. From Rolling Stone: Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock [...]

Bernie Sanders in Playboy, Hypercapitalism and “The System”

By |October 27th, 2013|

Senator Bernie Sanders is the must read interview in the November issue of Playboy. We live in a hypercapitalist society, which means the function of every institution is not to perform a public service but to make as much money as possible. - Senator Bernie Sanders IT'S THE interview with independent Senator Bernie [...]

Entitlements for Revenue, It’s Been the Deal All Along

By |October 26th, 2013|

President Obama talking to outgoing National Economic Adviser Gene Sperling, with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the phone. [Photo by Pete Souza] "Gene was reiterating what our position has been all along: that any big budget deal is going to have to include significant revenues if Republicans insist on entitlement reforms. And [...]

An Important Conversation between Charles Krauthammer & Jon Stewart [Videos]

By |October 25th, 2013|

"The conservative idea is not that government has no role. You might have argued that in the 30s when conservatives opposed the New Deal. There is no question of accepting the great achievements of liberalism. The achievements of the New Deal, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, the idea that you rescue the elderly and you [...]

Obama Administration NSA Spying, Including Angela Merkel, Angers Key Allies

By |October 25th, 2013|

Revelations that the NSA was spying on Angela Merkel, one of Obama's closest allies, is causing trouble between the two leaders. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the Official Arrival Ceremony for Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on the South Lawn of the White House, back in 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck [...]

Marsha Blackburn on CNN, an Obamacare Misinformation Train Wreck [Video]

By |October 25th, 2013|

Rep. Marsha Blackburn tries mightily to scare people on Obamacare, but Carol Costello strips her unethical motives bare. "Even so, access is available to data without consent for health care operations, which this would be." Deven McGraw, of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, agreed, adding, "It does [...]

Queer Talk: Misconduct Code at Baylor Alters ‘Homosexual’ to ‘Deviate’

By |October 25th, 2013|

The sexual misconduct code at Baylor University was changed from "homosexual acts" to "deviate sexual intercourse." Last night, a first step was taken by the Student Senate in changing the sexual misconduct code at Baylor University, a change that proponents say will remove discriminatory language, while maintaining the basic disagreement with homosexuality. I [...]