Saturday, August 21, 2010

News 8/21/10

(Chuck Colson: A man with a tiny heart wants you to hate all the right people.)

  • While we're waiting: Here's an excellent essay about the struggle for marriage equality in Australia, describing their circumstances in the wake of Judge Walker's ruling from California. With the elections this close it seems certain that the major parties will have to compromise with one of the teeny parties. (Hat tip to Dr. Snickerdoodle who has requested pancakes this morning.)

  • Support for equality is steadily increasing in the US. (Are you listening Maggie and Chris? Of course you are. Your desperate, sweaty hate-rallies are going to get thinner and more pathetic until you finally have to give up. Let me know if you need help with your resumes. We'll have to find a way to describe your malevolence in kinder, gentler terms. How about "hate stylist"? Give me a call. We'll do coffee. Cheap, lousy coffee.)

Friday, August 20, 2010

News 8/20/10

("Don't blame me," said the rooster to the hen. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim.)

  • US combat mission in Iraq is over. Sort of.

  • Australian elections look like a real nail-biter as we get down to the wire. Voters are grumpy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

News 8/19/10

("Your smile lights up the room." Pope Urbanus VI 1378 - 1389)

  • I don't understand Australian politics, but I am happy that Julia Gillard is panicking ahead of her country's vote. Anyone who opposes marriage equality should spend more time sweating about their future. N'est pas?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

News 8/18/10

(Today in Fabulous: Eartha Kitt. "My smile is brilliant, my glance is tender. But I'm noted most for my unspoiled gender." Hat tip to Lil Larry.)

  • In related news: Imperial County's appeal to intervene in the Prop8 case has been bundled in with everything else in the Ninth Circuit Appeal of Judge Walker's ruling. (At least I think it has. I'm not a lawyer, but that's what it looks like to me.)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

News 8/17/10

(I have an idea. Why don't we all just wait a little longer?)

  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has extended Judge Walker's stay to give a three-judge panel time to consider whether Prop8 proponents have Article III standing to appeal the case. The hearing is scheduled for December 6th.  CNN refers to California's marriage amendment as "controversial." Taking away people's civil rights is now "controversial." Whew!

Monday, August 16, 2010

News 8/16/10

(Today in hair: Wella Balsam.)

  • Defenders of "Traditional Marriage" must submit their brief at 9AM PST to thwart the happiness of expectant couples across California. Will the 9th Circuit's three judge panel grant their motion to stay? or will Judge Walker's ruling striking down Prop 8 go into effect?