Health Care ACA on Trial

By |June 9th, 2011|

In the most important appeal of the Obamacare constitutional saga, today was the best day yet for individual freedom. The government's lawyer, Neal Katyal, spent most of the hearing on the ropes, with the judicial panel extremely cautious not to extend federal power beyond its present outer limits of regulating economic activity that has a [...]

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Queer Talk: A Measure of Pride

By |June 4th, 2011|

Joyce Arnold is a liberal Independent activist whose weekly column "Queer Talk" appears on Saturday. Obama proclaims Pride Month, and puts up a web page just for Queerdom. So we know: One, it's LGBT Pride time. Two, it's 2012 campaign time. A week earlier, the Human Rights Campaign helped kick-off the Obama re-election efforts with [...]

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Queer Talk: Homo-Genius

By |April 30th, 2011|

When the smaller government you support doesn't do what you want, what to do? Earlier this week in Tennessee, the Republicans in the state House provided an answer: you pass a state law nullifying the city law you don't like. Nashville Metro Council recently passed an anti-LGBT bias ordinance, requiring any business contracting with the [...]

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Nobody Cares, Haley

By |April 25th, 2011|

"I will not be a candidate for president next year. ... "Hundreds of people have encouraged me to run and offered both to give and raise money for a presidential campaign. [...]" - Gov. Haley Barbour Gov. Haley Barbour won't run for president. The fact that he was even considering it reveals delusions of grandeur [...]

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Queer Talk: “What to Do When the President’s Just Not That Into You”

By |April 23rd, 2011|

Among the big supporters of Obama in 2008 were environmentalists. They are also among those disappointed with the disconnect between Campaign Obama and Governance Obama. And according to a recent Alex Guillén story at Politico, some are looking to Queerdom for ideas. Young environmentalists looking for a success story in pressuring a Democratic [...]

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Trump: What Does Privacy have to do with ‘Pro-life’?

By |April 20th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Nice, soft ball question. But as we found out with Sarah Palin there aren't any. --updated-- Speaking of Sarah, it really does look as if Donald Trump's media blitz and poll explosion has team Sarah concerned. David Weigel did screen captures of [...]

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Queer Talk: The Power of Whimsical Anarchist Gay Termites

By |April 16th, 2011|

Neither lack of proof, nor proof to the contrary, will stop some on the Right from making claims about the alleged powerful-homosexual-special-rights-activists-seeking-to-destroy-the-fabric-of-our-society agenda. So no surprise "social issues" are taking their Rightful place in the 2012 election cycle, including the Anti-Gay Agenda (AGA). Recently I mentioned Bexar County, Texas, Democratic Party Chair Dan [...]

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Progressive Infusion Amidst ‘Disgust’

By |April 15th, 2011|

Because it's Friday and a little sanity is called for amidst the Democratic Party's cratering to Republican economic models. It should make people understand why many progressive and Democratic activists and lawmakers have had it with Pres. Obama. Rank and file Democrats still support him, but then they don't have the job of trying to [...]

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Donald Trump and ‘The Blacks’

By |April 14th, 2011|

**UPDATED AFTER HANNITY INTERVIEW** "...I do worry... I have a lot of respect for Paul Ryan. I do worry that he's a little bit far out in front... And I will tell you, me, I'm protecting, I don't care what plan the Republicans put--I'm protecting the seniors. .." - Donald Trump, with Sean Hannity on [...]

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Disembowels Jon Kyl

By |April 13th, 2011|

#NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement If you're confused about the hash tag above, I refer you to Stephen Colbert. Also see Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator from the great state of New York. Compliments of the New York Observer: "For my friends and colleagues, this is a factual statement "“ current law already prevents federal money from paying for abortions," [...]

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