Don’t forget

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 | Politics | Comments Off on Don’t forget

To Vote….

cuz if you don’t you don’t have the right to bitch about things being f-ed up…

’nuff said…

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

A serious and a comical note… on Pages

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 | Gay Stuff, Politics | Comments Off on A serious and a comical note… on Pages

Rather than blather on my own opinions about all the crazy crap that has been going on in Washington lately I’m going to leave it to others…

First – a serious commentary.. I heard this on KQED on the way to work yesterday and couldn’t agree more… Take a listen:

Tue, Oct 10, 2006 — 7:37 AM

It’s So Not the Gay Thing

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The Mark Foley scandal is about many things, mostly power. The one thing it’s not about, says Kate Kendell, is the disgraced Congressman’s sexual orientation.

Host: Kate Kendell

And now – From Jon Stewart – a HYSTERICAL segment from the daily show (thanks to Towleroad). Again – VERY well put.

Olbermann and Clinton

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 | Politics | Comments Off on Olbermann and Clinton

This is about a 10 minute segment but well worth listening to..

Good faith my ASS

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 | Politics | Comments Off on Good faith my ASS

Just read this about the ejection of two people (Cindy Sheehan and the wife of a representative) for having shirts with war messages in the state of the union…

Briefly: Capitol Police drop charges over T-shirts

WASHINGTON The Capitol Police have dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against the anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and apologized for ejecting her and a congressman’s wife from President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages.

“The officers made a good faith, but mistaken effort to enforce an old unwritten interpretation of the prohibitions about demonstrating in the Capitol,” the Capitol Police chief, Terrance Gainer, said in a statement.

I’m sorry but I find this all too convenient. I totally understand allowing vocal protesters inside the state of the union address. However what I can’t abide by is arresting someone based either on presumed intent (I’m wearing something hinting I might have an intention) or based on the content of the message. If its on intent then that is clearly illegal and if its the political content then I’d argue that they should have kicked everyone out with a democratic or republican lapel pin…

But the worst part is the apologizing after the fact for being wrong. Well thats all well and good but they still missed the event. It doesn’t seem inconceivable that this could have been their plan going in, especially knowing one of the attendees would be Cindy Sheehan…

Sorry… I don’t buy it and it irritates the shit out of me..

Anyway… nuff ranting – I have work to do! 🙂

The West Wing

Monday, October 3rd, 2005 | Politics | 2 Comments

I just found this page on the IMDB site (MAN I love that site for so many reasons)… This quote, this quote and this quote are just a few examples of why I love that show so much.. Largely because I can’t even fathom people with such integrity and moral center actually existing in our current administration.

The Political Spectrum

Monday, October 3rd, 2005 | Politics | 1 Comment

One off the blogs I read on a semi-regular basis is the blog of a gay republican (just cuz I don’t really get it and i’m still waiting for him to make a salient argument… but thats a fight for another day). In browsing this morning I found that he’d posted his results for one of those internet tests akin to my Buffy one below.. Only this one rated you on a political scale.. I couldn’t resist taking it and the result was actually a little surprising… I actually considered myself a little more economically conservative than I came out. At any rate – my result sure did explain why I have such a hard time reading this guy’s blog without screaming.

Read Below for my results 😉

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