Politics: June 2006

Action Open 'Til Midnight PDT

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | June 29, 2006 | 3:42 PM | comments

Lament that your checkbook balance doesn't allow you to make big campaign contributions to pro-civil marriage equality candidates? Act now and you could help earn a really great one a $5000 contribution from Virginian Mark Warner's pre-Prez 2008 group. They've...Read More


Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | June 29, 2006 | 10:17 AM | comments

As I write this, a Senate committee is wrangling over a variety of provisions in a Telecommunications bill. Most citizens--if they are aware of this bill at all, which is doubtful--will look at the technical nature of the legislation and...Read More


A Ridiculous Waste of Time

Filed by Chris Douglas | June 27, 2006 | 6:31 PM | comments

I'm as patriotic as the next guy, probably more of a flag waver than most. A Republican myself, I've done my tour in uniform (for which I was decorated), as has my brother, my father, his father, my uncle and...Read More


Become a Republican?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | June 27, 2006 | 6:56 AM | comments

Usually I try to avoid crass partisanship and gross generalizations but......Read More


The Error... and the Peril... of Democratic Strategy

Filed by Chris Douglas | June 22, 2006 | 5:49 PM | comments

Because conservative Republican control of the House of Representatives and a right-wing surge in the Indiana Senate are together literal and announced threats to Constitutional rights and an independent judiciary in Indiana, anyone who opposes the desecration of the Constitution...Read More


What became of the Republican Party my parents knew?

Filed by Chris Douglas | June 20, 2006 | 5:43 PM | comments

I have now sat in several official gatherings of Republicans, the last being this week in Convention, my head bowed in a group prayer that became as inappropriate in a civic gathering as it is in a corporate gathering, inappropriate...Read More


A joke

Filed by Bruce Parker | June 20, 2006 | 1:39 AM | comments

Well, its a joke making fun of Democrats (I am one), but I still thought it was funny... Enjoy Politics As Usual While visiting his niece, an elderly man had what was apparently a stroke. The woman drove wildly to...Read More


Computers for Angie

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | June 20, 2006 | 12:32 AM | comments

Angie Paccione, running against Rep. Marilyn Musgrave for Colorado's 4th District House seat is for computer loans for her campaign. Musgrave is, on the other hand, banking on pumping up the hate volume against gay families to get her voters to the polls, as author of HJR 88, the Marriage (Special Rights for Hets) Protection Amendment. Have computer to loan that's less than 3 years old, with USB and CD-R minimum, call Andy at (970) 308-0787.Read More


Land of 150,000 Emperors

Filed by Chris Douglas | June 19, 2006 | 9:07 PM | comments

I feel privileged to be living among Emperors, some 150,000 of them, by my count. What is an emperor? An emperor is a member of the gay community in Indiana who, once Republican, shakes his or her head about the...Read More


Indiana GOP: Bush, Daniels, immigrants and queers

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2006 | 12:39 PM | comments

Today's Indianapolis Star "Behind Closed Doors" column has an interesting tidbit about the Indiana GOP. (Hat tip to Taking Down Words) It seems the party is trying to get some feedback from the base. They have sent out an email...Read More


Marriage Myths II

Filed by Edward Fox | June 18, 2006 | 2:06 AM | comments

It is a gay issue: The issue of whether America means what it says: that no state may deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, is not a gay issue. While it is obvious that...Read More


Marriage Myths I

Filed by Edward Fox | June 14, 2006 | 6:36 PM | comments

There are many myths about marriage, and the ones that are used to obfuscate any discussion of present-day gay bashing cry out to be exposed. The old school rhyme went "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will...Read More


An answer from Bayh? No, not really.

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2006 | 11:34 AM | comments

As you might remember, a few weeks ago some of the contributors to bilerico.com were invited to take part in a "blogger lunch" with Senator Evan Bayh. Linda Perdue asked a question about the Federal Marriage Amendment and I followed up with a question about SJR-7, the state constitutional amendment to outlaw civil marriage for gays and lesbians. While Senator Bayh told Linda he would not be voting in favor of the FMA, he hedged on my question. He told me that he'd "get back to me." And then never did. In fact, I get the distinct impression that the good Senator's office has avoided answering my question.Read More


It just gets better and better.......

Filed by Annette Gross | June 13, 2006 | 7:48 PM | comments

This is the reply I received from Evan Bayh after writing to him to request that he vote against the Marriage Amendment. What can I say? Dear Mrs. Gross : Thank you for contacting me regarding the Marriage Protection Amendment...Read More


The Poll that Got Away

Filed by Chris Douglas | June 04, 2006 | 4:57 PM | comments

On May 10th, the New York Times published a telling poll, which reveals the real story behind the dynamics of the electorate that put George Bush into office. (I hasten to say even as a Republican that I have never...Read More


The Federal Marriage Abomination

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2006 | 12:38 PM | comments

There are two things wrong with the upcoming debate and vote on the FMA: 1) it is an attempt to play with the constitution for transient political gain; 2) The wording of the amendment is a rhetorical confidence game. There...Read More


The Federal Marriage Abomination

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2006 | 12:38 PM | comments

There are two things wrong with the upcoming debate and vote on the FMA: 1) it is an attempt to play with the constitution for transient political gain; 2) The wording of the amendment is a rhetorical confidence game. There...Read More