January 7, 2008

Smoke and Fire on LGBT Hiring

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 07, 2008 | 9:04 PM | comments

The day that Iowa’s primary results hit the news, another event almost got lost in the election uproar. The national unemployment rate has soared to a two-year high of 5 percent. Beyond what ENDA ought to be doing for us,...Read More


Why I Believe: Barack Obama For President

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 07, 2008 | 7:51 PM | comments

Let’s start with some basic, honest facts: I didn’t start out here. I had to reach this place, and I had to be shown the way. At the start of this Presidential campaign season, I was an ardent supporter of...Read More


Pony Up or Put Out

Filed by Nina Smith | January 07, 2008 | 7:11 PM | comments

“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.”...Read More


A small prediction

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Hillary Clinton teared up at a campaign stop today. By midnight tonight Barack Obama and John Edwards will both be bawling. Bill Richardson will pull out an old hanky and blow his nose into it loudly before putting it back...Read More


Chris Crocker's comeback!

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2008 | 5:54 PM | comments

Chris Crocker ("Leave Britney Alone" kid), is back on YouTube after a long hiatus. Here's hir cover of Britney Spears's "Piece of Me" (possibly NSFW): I think it's great that ze's back! This video's too funny! 1/8 update: The video...Read More


Loving Obama, and keeping my head

Filed by Andrea Hildebran | January 07, 2008 | 5:15 PM | comments

I replayed the Obama acceptance speech from Iowa yesterday and felt the excitement all over again. A progressive, someone of my generation being buoyed by a massive wave of support. Volunteers. Millions of dollars. Massive rallies. Dazzling press. Votes. Barack...Read More


New Jersey makes transgender inclusion unequivocal

Filed by Matt Foreman | January 07, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

By a 65-10 vote, the New Jersey Assembly today approved legislation making the state’s anti-bullying and hate crimes laws two of the strongest in the country by making transgender-inclusion unequivocal and significantly bolstering the two laws’ enforcement mechanisms. The National...Read More


A good vacation always queers my head

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2008 | 3:58 PM | comments

I just got back towards the end of last week from visiting my brother in Germany. It was good - he's the straight, frat bro sort who joined the Air Force right out of college about a year into the...Read More


May God Be Your Co-Parent...Or Else!

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 07, 2008 | 3:18 PM | comments

That's what I thought when I read about John and Cynthia Burke, after someone linked to the article in a comment on my post at Pam's. After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to...Read More


The Clinton campaign - is it circling the drain?

Filed by Pam Spaulding | January 07, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

She's got a big war chest, but it sounds like there is panic setting in Camp Hillary about South Carolina at this point -- the anonymous staffers are whispering. (The Politico): “It’s still possible to win or take a close...Read More


Clinton: Spiraling Downward

Filed by Storm Bear | January 07, 2008 | 1:14 PM | comments

click to enlarge What a mess for the Clinton campaign. Iowa was a total disaster for Hillary and she didn't need to expose herself in that way. A friend of mine over at If This Be Treason laid it...Read More


What do I need?

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 07, 2008 | 12:25 PM | comments

One of the striking images of Costa Rica was the poverty. And Costa Rica is wealthy by many standards, although they suffer a high inflation rate, and have had a struggling economy until recently. But they have a 96% literacy...Read More


My goofy tax form package and the "Marriage Protection Amendment" (SJR-7)

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 07, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Indiana General Assembly Member: I know you’re plenty busy with the property tax mess this short session, but I just got my State Income Tax booklet and am very confused. I hope you can help me. The tax instructions...Read More


Want to work for the next president?

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | January 07, 2008 | 9:09 AM | comments

If you want to work for the next president, it’s time to dust off your resume. With the frontloaded primaries this year, we’ll probably know soon who the nominees for president of the United States will be, but that doesn’t...Read More


The winningest cute of 2007

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2008 | 7:43 AM | comments

My Japanese fascination has a new hero. I will end up spending waaaay too much time with Ultra Kawaii's videos. My fave cute thing? That dog with a heart on it. Hands (or paws) down! It's almost as cute...Read More


Rank idiocy in American (meta)politics

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2008 | 7:36 AM | comments

It seems like when I try to post about national politics here, the words are squeezed out of me as I'm pressed down by the massive ennui I carry daily on my shoulders. I'm really not all that depressing in...Read More


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Ok Go: Homotextual

Filed by Ed Team | January 07, 2008 | 7:04 AM | comments

"Ice age upon catastrophic ice age of selection and only one result has trickled in... The house wins. Oh the house always wins. If evil were a lesser breed then justice after all these years the righteous would have freed...Read More