Via John Aravosis at America Blog Gay, a video of a riot against LGBTs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) at a small anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, anti-biphobia rally. It’s a horrific video. Thousands … of former-Soviet Georgians rioting in the streets of Tbilisi, attacking a small handful of gay rights protesters holding a rally for the International Day [...]
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PRESIDENT OBAMA fires the acting (interim) head of the IRS, appoints Daniel I. Erfel from the OMB, but that’s scene as “damage control.” What would Ronald Reagan have done? Whatever it was it would have been enough. After all, he got away with Iran-Contra. George W. Bush got away with secret torture chambers and lying [...]
MAJOR GARRETT dropped a bomb on the Republicans on Thursday by actually reporting that they’d evidently altered an email they had leaked to make the Obama administration appear like they were covering for the State Department when they were not. Republicans accused Secretary Hillary Clinton of protecting herself from criticism over the Benghazi attack. Then [...]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has introduced the “Bank on Student Loans Fairness Act,” as reported at, among other places, HuffPo. From Warren’s web site, excerpts from the Fact Sheet for the bill: The interest rate on federal subsidized Stafford loans is set to increase from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1. … Student loan [...]
In a Media Matters report about an analysis by Equality Matters, we learn that “Fox News Spent One Minute Covering Marriage Equality In Three States.” It’s also been announced that FOX has hired Allen West as a contributor. I don’t know if the latter means there will be more reporting on marriage equality, but given [...]
Newer posts appear below the fundraiser. IT’S A FUNDRAISER. Because advertising alone doesn’t cut it. Several months ago I lost two-thirds of my advertising, the company I’d been using for years folding. It’s been an ugly advertising year, though recently I started trials with two companies on opposite ends of the political spectrum, progressive and [...]
(UPDATE: I’ve removed the link in the first paragraph for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The event is for real, but they are obviously having problems with the web site.) Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and also the day Human Rights Watch released their annual LGBT Rights: The 2013 [...]
RIPPING the Department of Justice and Attorney General “I was recused” on marijuana prohibition and the “cultural lag” in Washington, D.C. It was the best moment ever. When I heard it during the hearings with Mr. “I was recused,” I let out a loud cheer and applauded. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, take it away, [...]
THE BEST rumored leak in ages is that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is on the ramp to replacing the DOJ’s current occupant. Let’s hope this one is true, because after the AP secret dragnet and listening to Mr. “I was recused” for four hours yesterday, it’s time for President Obama to make a move. There [...]
Late this afternoon federal authorities announced the results of their West, Texas investigation, to this point. The Texas fire and explosion of the West Fertilizer Company plant happened on April 17th. Local station KCEN TV carried the press conference that included representatives of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spoke. As expected, the origin of the [...]
A recent Gallup Poll shows that support for marriage equality continues to increase across the nation, while state polls also show growing support, including in AZ, MI, VA, (Arizona, Michigan and Virginia). While not alone, those three states show significant swings. In general, as the Gallup Poll report headlines, “Same-Sex Marriage Support Solidifies Above 50% [...]
Yesterday the House Agricultural Committee approved a farm bill that included, according to NPR, cutting the food stamp program by $2.5 billion a year. Both those supporting this cut (primarily Republicans) and those opposing (primarily Democrats) quoted the Christian Bible, including from the New Testament book of Matthew, “When I was hungry you gave me [...]
According to the Dallas Morning News, tornadoes kill at least six people in North Texas, with fatalities occurring in Granbury. One video of the Granbury tornado is below. (You might want to turn your volume down.) Granbury, where the deaths occurred, also saw dozens of injuries and significant property destruction. At a press conference Thursday [...]
“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.” – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev RETRIBUTION for crimes against Muslims, the note Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left said, according to CBS News. From CBS: Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a note claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller. [...]
THEY’RE hoping they can finally repeal Obamacare. Maybe the 37th try will be the charm! We have imbecilic cretins running the House of Representatives. From The Hill: The House will vote Thursday to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law — a move Republicans hope will open the door to narrower votes to target specific parts of [...]
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