Politics: April 2006

Kiser, Kiser, Kiser!

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 29, 2006 | 10:32 AM | comments

Is anyone else feeling like Jan Brady right now? (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!) Yes, friends, it seems bilerico.com has gone all Kiser all the time in the past couple of days. It's not that we don't love you Julia, it's just...Read More


Kiser v/s Carson Some Thoughts

Filed by Bruce Parker | April 29, 2006 | 1:40 AM | comments

Julia Carson - I first learned that Julia Carson existed last year at Indianapolis Gay Pride when she took the stage to speak about equality. She was impressive, inspiring and motivating. Later I learned that it wasn't a moment but...Read More


Kiser revisited or Here's a real "Word" for the wise...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 27, 2006 | 8:43 AM | comments

Editor's Note: This post has been removed under threat of litigation by the Kiser campaign. We're a small independent blog that doesn't even sell ad space. We have no means to fight the litigation. While we're big believers in the...Read More


Kiser revisited or Here's a real "Word" for the wise...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 27, 2006 | 8:43 AM | comments

Editor's Note: This post has been removed under threat of litigation by the Kiser campaign. We're a small independent blog that doesn't even sell ad space. We have no means to fight the litigation. While we're big believers in the...Read More


Indianapolis School Board

Filed by Bil Browning | April 25, 2006 | 6:52 PM | comments

From an email circulated this morning... May 2nd is primary election day for most races, but it is the election for school boards in Marion County, including Indianapolis Public Schools. In IPS District Three, Kelly Bentley, a friend of our...Read More


Please vote for Karen Celestino-Horseman

Filed by Linda Perdue | April 24, 2006 | 9:52 PM | comments

"An independent and honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society." Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 1(A) Every so often an elected official will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the lives of those around them. In...Read More


Impeach the bastard!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2006 | 11:02 PM | comments

Three members of the Illinois General Assembly have introduced a bill that urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush,...Read More


Bloomington Gender Identity Amendment Passes

Filed by Bil Browning | April 19, 2006 | 8:46 PM | comments

The City Council in Bloomington, Indiana passed the gender identity amendment tonight. This makes the second city in Indiana to recognize that basic civil rights for people regardless of gender identity. Yay right!? Yes, it's exciting but in the wake...Read More


Even things out a bit...

Filed by Bil Browning | April 19, 2006 | 7:13 PM | comments

Friday will be a dark and dreary day here in Indy as rain and gloom falls over the metropolis. Oh, you didn't hear? Our Lord of Darkness and Despair (aka Vice-President Dick Cheney) will visit Indianapolis on Friday and the...Read More


Btown: Transfolk 2 - Bigots 0

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2006 | 11:03 AM | comments

The Bloomington transgender community is one step closer to having full rights and protections under the law. The Bloomington City Council cast an initial vote in favor (subscription required for Btown Herald Times's stupid website) of adding "gender identity" to...Read More


Feingold backs same-sex marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | April 08, 2006 | 10:59 AM | comments

Prospective Presidential candidate Senator Russell Feingold (D-Wisc) recently announced that he is in favor of same-sex marriage rights. This puts him directly at odds with front-runner Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and last election's nominee Senator John Kerry (D-Mass). And isn't...Read More


Dear Red State,

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2006 | 4:25 PM | comments

This came in today from an out-of-state reader: Dear Red States, We've decided that we're leaving. We intend on forming our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you arn't aware, that includes, California,...Read More


"Post-Turtle"

Filed by Annette Gross | April 03, 2006 | 6:04 PM | comments

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually, the topic got around to former Texas...Read More


Beyond the BS (Bumper Stickers!)

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | April 01, 2006 | 5:30 PM | comments

It's primary election time. Soon, the 2006 political season will descend on us--and with it, the inevitable assortment of exaggerated claims, pious moral pronouncements and impractical, unconstitutional and ludicrous policy proposals. Since hiding in a cave somewhere until it's all...Read More


Tyranny and Oppression

Filed by Bil Browning | April 01, 2006 | 4:01 PM | comments

About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:...Read More