Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Morning News 3/24/10

"Ow, my freakin' ears!"

"Well I expect that kind of language at Denny's, but not here!"

Joe Biden swears. Everyone on the planet is totally indignant because we've never heard the F-word before.

"Hey buddy, can you spare a drachma? ...I mean, Euro?" EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn urges Europe to find an EU solution to Greece's debt crisis. But Germany is cranky and says "Go IMF yourself!"

Tory Leader David Cameron had a bit of trouble reaching out to gays in the UK during a taped interview with the Gay Times. After he fumbled through questions about EU votes on gay equality, "(t)he interviewer (told) Cameron: "If we vote for you, we want you to vote for us."
The Tory leader said: "I do, I do. Do you know – can we stop for a second?""

The Cameron interview, and commentary about it, is less than 3 minutes long and well worth a look for the issues it brings up. Politicians are learning to play good lip service to the gay community, but when it comes down to fundamental conviction about our equality as a human rights matter, it is clear that we still have a long way to go.

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