May 2, 2008

50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 39-40

Filed by Michele O'Mara | May 02, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. My post last Friday offered strategies 37-38, this week I am sharing strategies 39-40. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Queer music Friday - Billy Strayhorn

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Billy Strayhorn was the openly gay song writer behind many of Duke Ellington's hits. He also won the Esquire Silver Award in 1946 for his arrangements. Here's the video for "Take the A Train": iPhone users: Click to watch And...Read More


Horserace, Schmorserace: Curmudgeonly Queer Political Pragmatism 101

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 02, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Is Obama really the Teflon Gipper meets the Dalai Lama or is he just an ambitious, smart Chicken George who has figured out how to hide whoever he is behind a calm demeanor and a big enigmatic smile?Read More


Orentlicher flips Myers the bird

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

David Orentlicher's campaign quickly responded to the Myers campaign's threatened legal action with their own press release. Just as I did, they tell Myers to go take a hike. Statement after the jump....Read More


California Set to Kill Medi-Cal Recipients

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 02, 2008 | 3:10 PM | comments

This is a shocking headline, right? I made it up just to get attention, right? Wrong. The California legislature recently passed Assembly Bill X35 and Assembly Bill X36, containing provisions that will kill people if put into effect in July....Read More


Myers continues his war of words

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 2:45 PM | comments

So now the Myers for Congress campaign wants to sue me, the David Orentlicher campaign and American Values Alliance blogger Sheila Kennedy. Welcome to the club, Sheila! No word yet about Blue Indiana or Tyrion himself. Keep trying guys, they're...Read More


Tyrion's FAQ: Now with 100% More Lawsuits

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | May 02, 2008 | 2:15 PM | comments

Hey, Tyrion, I heard someone's trying to sue you again. Yep. It's defamation of character they say. What'd you do this time? Well, there's this fella, Woody Myers, who's running for Congress in Indiana's 7th Congressional District. Back in the...Read More


God Damn, America!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

You've been pretty busy lately! Yesterday was May Day, Mission Accomplished Day, and, I noticed one day too late, National Day of Prayer. My calendar just isn't big enough for all those holidays. Maybe I need to get the one...Read More


The lawsuit threats rain down

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Woody Myers held a press conference to complain about David Orentlicher's recent television ad taking Myers to task for working against the Patients Bill of Rights. Of course, he threatens to sue. Myers' press release after the jump....Read More


Yes, They Can

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 02, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Yes, they killed the DC Madam. Another woman who was employed at the same escort service was arrested on prostitution charges and committed suicide before she could go to trial. I know, I know, I live in the house that...Read More


Maybe this "worthless white n---er" matters this time around

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

[UPDATED:] The video is fake. I hope they catch the little slimeball that posted this to YouTube. I've removed the video and the allegation from the post. Know what's just as bad as a racist? Using institutionalized racism to create...Read More


A day in the life of a stay-at-home blogger

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 11:15 AM | comments

6:45am - Wake up & start day with the breakfast of champions - a cigarette and a cup of coffee 8:00am - Take Paige to school and start working on the blog 9:00am - Some back-end changes take a bit...Read More


Black History: Emancipation

Filed by Storm Bear | May 02, 2008 | 10:33 AM | comments

click to enlarge The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state...Read More


Why does the Woody Myers campaign want to sue me?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

It must be that time of week. Yesterday I was contacted by an attorney for the Myers for Congress campaign threatening to sue me over Tyrion's post about Woody Myers history as a health insurance industry insider. While the post...Read More


Another young gay person murdered in South Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Another black gay youth has been gunned down in Fort Lauderdale. Shanesa Conaway, 22, was shot to death on April 26 during a domestic dispute between her partner, Shameca Davis and Kevin Cartwright, the father of Davis' two children. Conaway...Read More


NC: Jim Neal and Kay Hagan spar in only televised debate

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 02, 2008 | 8:50 AM | comments

North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates Jim Neal and Kay Hagan faced off Tuesday in a televised debate from UNC-Greensboro (Full video is on Spartan TV). NC LGBT news outlet Q-Notes has excellent coverage of the debate and what is included...Read More


Quick note

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 7:45 AM | comments

I forgot to mention this yesterday - I'm getting ready to go on Abdul in the Morning with Thomas Cook from BlueIndiana.net and Josh Gillespie from Hoosier Access. Blogger wars! You can listen to the interview here....Read More


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Ben Stein on evolution

Filed by Ed Team | May 02, 2008 | 7:45 AM | comments

"When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers [i.e. biologist P.Z. Myers], talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to...Read More


Cup Of Brown Joy

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch I know Alex always does the Queer Music Friday post, so I wanted to get the day started with the queerest damn music video I've ever seen....Read More


The Marion County Democratic Party has lost its collective mind

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 1:45 AM | comments

NOTE: Updated with documentation of party rules after the jump. No joke. On Monday, I reported about a letter I received from MCDP Chairman Mike O'Connor threatening precinct committee people with repercussions if they support any candidate other than the...Read More