Sounds like the beginning of a good joke, eh? I have been incredibly busy this week and didn't get around to blogging about some really fascinating stories that have caught my attention lately.
- The Washington Blade got an interview with John McCain about LGBT issues. In a move that shocked no one, the maverick asked for our votes while explaining why he didn't support every LGBT issue.
- Sarah Palin tried to defend her positions on LGBT issues, abortion and evolution. In another non-shocking "maverick" move, she defended her rightwing nuttery while wrapping it in nonsense and sugar.
- California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation for a "Harvey Milk Day" on the assassinated gay politician's birthday. When will Gavin Newsom be Governor?
- Squidoo.com is giving away $80k to worthy charities. For every person that votes for their favorite charity, Squidoo gives that charity $2. Voting ends at 40,000 participants; hence, $80k. So far, the March of Dimes is in the lead. Personally, I voted for Chimp Haven.
And on a personal note: The next time you're frustrated with your family, remember it could be worse. A few days ago I got a letter from my mom telling me what a bastard I am for never calling her or visiting. She also included about $1200 worth of checks from 1991 for my high school textbooks and doctor's bills; she'd like repaid for the money I "took" her for since I don't love her enough now. Yesterday I got a birthday internet greeting from my dad asking if I was pleased he'd remembered my birthday this year. Yesterday wasn't my birthday.