Friday, September 3, 2010

News 9/03/10

(Wow. Just, wow...)

  • Jan Brewer's disastrously awful debate performance sparks much tittering schadenfreude. Here's Rachel Maddow's take via Joe My God.

  • Speaking of schadenfreude... The Pacific Justice Institute's attempt to force CA Governor Schwarzenegger to defend Prop 8 has been denied. Right wing hate-o-philes are simply livid as they tearfully stamp their little feet. Their next stop is the California Supreme Court where they hope to find relief for their painful itching and swelling. PS: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

  • Leslie J. Gabel-Brett from Lambda legal offers a concise description over at Bloomberg of the terrible problem Obama has with the gay community. There's no such thing as "a little bit equal."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

News 9/02/10

(Corrado Giaquinto's painting of God and the Devil having a little chat):

Satan: "Where do you want to eat tonight?"
The Lord: "Oh, I don't know..."
Satan: "We could go to that little Italian place near my house."
The Lord: "They've got a great wine list but the service sucks. Besides, we ate in Hell last night."
Satan: "Fine. Where do YOU want to eat?"

(And so on unto eternity...)

  • Yet another reason Obama's opposition to marriage equality is so very galling: California GOP senate candidate Carly Fiorina explains that she opposes gay marriage, just like the President. Her opponent, senator Barbara Boxer supports marriage equality and narrowly leads in recent polling. Mr. President, your refusal to speak out for equal protection and due process gives comfort to the forces of evil. Shame on you.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

News 9/01/10

(AP Photo of Lisa Murkowski by Rob Stapleton.)

  • Oddly-named Pacific Justice Institute sues to force Governor, AG to defend Prop 8. I think it is slowly dawning on the "defenders of traditional marriage" that they're totally screwed. Also, they're a bunch of assholes.

  • Texas appeals court rules that legally married gay couple cannot get a divorce in Texas in keeping with that state's long tradition of ignoring due process and equal protection. Congratulations Lone Star State!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

News 8/31/10

(Sweet and suckable: Fabulous photo of hard candy by Adam Zivner.)

  • The Tasmanian Parliament has joined the ever growing list of governments that recognize valid gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions. Ted Olsen, Dick Cheney, Ken Mehlman, Stacey McCain, Laura Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the American Bar Association: Who else is to the left of President Obama on this issue? HEY DEMOCRATS, ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION?

Monday, August 30, 2010

News 8/30/10

(Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovski at the Frankfurt Airport in 1978. Photo by Herbert Rusche.)

  • Gay Florida Governor Charlie Crist believes a "live and let live attitude" calls for the constitutional banning of gay marriage. This is what happens when closeted scumbags "speak from the heart" and seek power at any cost.

  • indiemcemopants over at Firedoglake has written a marvelous open letter to President Obama, asking him to end his opposition to marriage equality. It's not just about money, but $$$ seems to get people's attention. Here's an example. Best case scenario: without access to social security, health care, employment protections & etc... being gay costs us an extra $41,196 over a life time. Worst case: $467,562. This according to the New York Times.