Politics: September 2006

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave Admits Ignoring District to Attack Gays

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 29, 2006 | 10:08 PM | comments

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO), author of the Federal Marriage Amendment, has no shame about being a single-minded hate machine at the expense of her district. In a press release this week, her opponent, State Rep. Angie Paccione, does not mince...Read More


Does State Representative Cindy Noe find my family "Coarse"?

Filed by Annette Gross | September 29, 2006 | 5:41 PM | comments

I happened to log onto State Representative Cindy Noe's website today. While browsing, I found a poll that she invited her readers to take. Here is an excerpt of part of the poll: Question No. 5: I believe we have...Read More


The World Can't Wait

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 29, 2006 | 9:36 AM | comments

Even the most casual bilerico reader probably knows that I have a particularly strong dislike for the ShrubCo (Bush) regime. So it probably will come as no surprise that I'm plugging an October 5 nationwide work stoppage by WorldCantWait.net. According...Read More


Bush and Rummy are in a bar

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2006 | 9:26 AM | comments

I lifted this joke from the new Indy-based political blog, ManfredEye. The blog is just starting but what's on the site is darn good. Be sure to check out the new member of the blogosphere! President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld...Read More


Johnny likes your money: hopes you don't

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2006 | 7:09 PM | comments

There are few politicians that I despise more than John Hostettler. I wasn't as politically savvy when he was first elected. I had just moved to Bloomington from Evansville (the area where Hostettler is from). I remember that I...Read More


Johnny likes your money: hopes you don't

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2006 | 7:09 PM | comments

There are few politicians that I despise more than John Hostettler. I wasn't as politically savvy when he was first elected. I had just moved to Bloomington from Evansville (the area where Hostettler is from). I remember that I...Read More


First blog stage fright and the fine print

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 27, 2006 | 6:09 AM | comments

Bil Browning, in what hopefully won't prove to be a lapse in his usually impeccable journalistic judgement, has added me to this site's list of contributors. In showing me the ins and outs of blogging, something totally new to me...Read More


Loving It!

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 26, 2006 | 3:01 PM | comments

Just watch the video. I really can't say much more. Marvelous! Just in case the YouTube version gets yanked...Here's the Crooks & Liars archive....Read More


Thank you

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 26, 2006 | 1:08 PM | comments

A short time ago, bilerico.com put out a call for donations to the Russell Brown for State Senate campaign. We raised $50 for Russell's campaign, mostly through small donations of $5. I'd like to share the thank you letter we...Read More


First Republicans Announce Unifying Principles

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 26, 2006 | 6:15 AM | comments

First Republicans is an organization of Republican moderates that has found its voice. The Board of First Republicans released to the press early this morning a statement of the organization's principles, which principles I think the glbt community will find...Read More


Better Than The L Word: Emily Figures Out Patty Could Dump Michelle

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 25, 2006 | 6:12 PM | comments

From Emily's List: Meanwhile, nationally respected child safety advocate Patty Wetterling is working hard to take over Minnesota's sixth congressional district seat that GOP Rep. Mark Kennedy is vacating to run for the Senate. Read More


AFL-CIO backs Russell!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2006 | 10:40 AM | comments

Today State Senate District 31 candidate Russell Brown (D-Indianapolis) announced that he received the endorsement of the state AFL-CIO, a federation of more than 800 local unions throughout Indiana. "I am so pleased to have earned the endorsement of the...Read More


AFL-CIO backs Russell!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2006 | 10:40 AM | comments

Today State Senate District 31 candidate Russell Brown (D-Indianapolis) announced that he received the endorsement of the state AFL-CIO, a federation of more than 800 local unions throughout Indiana. "I am so pleased to have earned the endorsement of the...Read More


Time for Change in GLBT Business

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 25, 2006 | 9:11 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a leadership change, which change will likely result in an organization of much greater benefit to the members of the Chamber, to the glbt business community, and to Indianapolis at large. President...Read More


The Chess Board

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 23, 2006 | 1:09 PM | comments

The GLBT Community and its observers in my opinion sometimes sense more internal stresses than truly exist, confusing a variety of organizations pursuing separate missions as overlapping, in conflict with each other, or in duplication of effort. The picture I...Read More


A grim milestone

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2006 | 11:56 AM | comments

Where do you find the man responsible for killing 2,973 Americans? What if the killings continued? What if, day after day, the attacks kept coming like a deranged cuckoo clock grimly chirping out the hours in a regular toll...Read More


Dear Scott,

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 21, 2006 | 4:31 AM | comments

You are not having more public sex than they are. You're just being punished for it many times more than they are. And the press colludes. And it will end when you make it end.Read More


Setting the bar even lower

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2006 | 9:11 PM | comments

(Cross-posted on valuesalliance.org) While we report almost daily on various examples of incivility, they usually aren't as blatant or "in your face" as this radio ad. Or this one. But then there's this TV ad too... Have you noticed the...Read More


Eric Dickerson is a wife beater?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2006 | 6:05 PM | comments

Okay, I'm a little confused. Julia Carson says Eric Dickerson is a wife-beater. She has a police report and mug shot to back it up. The report is signed by Vince Huber, the President of the Fraternal Order of Police....Read More


Yeah, Our Democracy is Secure...

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 19, 2006 | 3:12 PM | comments

I've been following a story about the Princeton professor who has a working virus that he can inject into a Diebold voting machine and alter vote tallies in any way he wishes.Main Findings The main findings of our study are:...Read More


The new Brizzi ad

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2006 | 10:14 AM | comments

So what do you think of the new Carl Brizzi for Prosecutor TV ad? I've heard that it's an attack ad on one side and that it's "one of the funniest commercials out this year." What do you think?...Read More


Silence?

Filed by Bruce Parker | September 17, 2006 | 10:09 PM | comments

Over on the INTRAA website Bry*lo* posted a poem that you can read by using the above link or by clicking below. The poem brought tears to my eyes. I hope it causes us to stop and think about how...Read More


Little Richard helps out

Filed by Bil Browning | September 14, 2006 | 12:33 PM | comments

I think Little Richard helps Dubyah out a lot. Makes more sense most of the time too......Read More


Bosma starts to backpedal (with audio goodness!)

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2006 | 2:11 AM | comments

Seth Kreigh, my daughter and I attended a townhall meeting in Lawrence on Tuesday evening. Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma and my state senator, Jim Merritt, hosted it. (Russell Brown, whom I've endorsed here on bilerico is running...Read More


News Flash: Indiana Dem. Party More Progressive than NJ Dems!

Filed by Ellen Andersen | September 12, 2006 | 4:36 PM | comments

I've been lax about posting lately, but when Bil pointed me to this story, I couldn't resist posting. Who would'a thought that the Indiana Democratic Party was more progressive on LGBT issues than the New Jersey Democratic Party? Indiana Stonewall...Read More


9-11-06: Still no bin Laden

Filed by Bil Browning | September 11, 2006 | 12:01 AM | comments

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Rice: Anti-war is pro-slavery

Filed by Bil Browning | September 07, 2006 | 12:34 PM | comments

Okay, seriously. What the hell. Did logic and common sense just walk out the damn door while I was off in the other room? No? It's still the same? Then what the hell possessed Condi Rice to tell Essence magazine...Read More


Blogging for Dollars

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 02, 2006 | 11:23 AM | comments

I wanted to take a moment to remind our readers that we are still raising money for Russell Brown (D) for State Senate. Russ is a great candidate for the senate. If you haven't already, go check out his website...Read More