Politics: November 2006

Kick 'em while they're down, Nancy

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 22, 2006 | 10:23 PM | comments

Whoa! What is this? A Congress that sets it's own agenda? Nancy Pelosi is one smart pol. In a move to set the tone in Washington, Pelosi has called the Congress to session starting January 4, 2007 and running for...Read More


Driving Home a Point to Indiana Republicans

Filed by Chris Douglas | November 22, 2006 | 7:56 AM | comments

The voters have spoken in Indiana's Marion County, and it's important to understand one of their messages: The Republican Party, both locally and statewide, must now stop its attacks on the glbt community if it is to achieve an electoral...Read More


The best of Don Rumsfeld

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2006 | 6:46 PM | comments

*giggles* I saw this on Shakespeare's Sister and had to show it to all of you. We usually have Craig Ferguson on as we climb into bed, but we missed this one somehow. Well worth the watch....Read More


Setting the Bar High

Filed by Ed Team | November 15, 2006 | 12:28 AM | comments

"My number one goal is not to go to jail." -- Newly elected Rep. Michele Bachmann on her agenda for her new job, as quoted on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Nov. 14, 2006. Michele was named 2nd in the roll...Read More


Do another line, Georgie...

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 14, 2006 | 10:23 PM | comments

WTF?!?! I'm not sure about the diagnosis, but the difference is definitely striking. I think he's probably paying for the partying days. All that booze and coke ate his brain. It's catching up with him. What do you think?...Read More


The Quintessential Republican Watchdog

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 14, 2006 | 7:47 PM | comments

"I couldn't begin to second-guess the president." -- newly elected Rep. Michele Bachmann on Minnesota Public Radio, November 13, 2006 (Hat tip to my cousin, Chris Truscott)...Read More


Michael Moore's pledge

Filed by Bil Browning | November 14, 2006 | 2:44 PM | comments

Michael Moore has a snarky pledge up to our "Conservative Brothers and Sisters" that you should go read. I thought that it was very interesting that #2 was about same-sex marriage. Two? Hey, we're moving up the list, ladies and...Read More


Jesus doesn't love Daddy anymore

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2006 | 5:58 PM | comments

Precious little pumpkin just realized that God wasn't on their side. Wait until she finds out what Santorum means now... That's something the grandkids will bless Grandpa for......Read More


And so it begins - CNN confirms Rumsfeld is stepping down

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 08, 2006 | 12:48 PM | comments

Yup. Lame duck. No way Bush could keep Rummy around now that the Dems control Congress. 'Bout damned time....Read More


Quack quack - How lame is that duck?

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 08, 2006 | 10:59 AM | comments

Pretty fucking lame if you ask me. With a 28 seat majority in the House and a likely 1 seat majority in the Senate (I predicted this privately 2 months ago) one thing is certain. George Bush is a lame...Read More


The Election of 2006

Filed by Chris Douglas | November 08, 2006 | 10:29 AM | comments

Yesterday's votes are not fully counted, but already there are some important lessons helpful to progress within the Republican Party for the glbt community. First, Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, who has been openly supportive of the glbt community in...Read More


The Election of 2006

Filed by Chris Douglas | November 08, 2006 | 10:29 AM | comments

Yesterday's votes are not fully counted, but already there are some important lessons helpful to progress within the Republican Party for the glbt community. First, Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, who has been openly supportive of the glbt community in...Read More


Women safe in South Dakota

Filed by Carrie Wooten | November 08, 2006 | 9:08 AM | comments

By a vote of 55% to 45%, the people of South Dakota got the toughest abortion ban in the country off the books! South Dakota conservatives would have made abortion in every case, even rape and incest, illegal, except when...Read More


Cock-a-doodle-doo! It's been a good night! Hee Haw!

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 08, 2006 | 3:28 AM | comments

2006 election update: Dems retake Indiana House, gay marriage loses strength as wedge issue, control of Congress flips, and more good news.Read More


Cock-a-doodle-doo! It's been a good night! Hee Haw!

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 08, 2006 | 3:28 AM | comments

2006 election update: Dems retake Indiana House, gay marriage loses strength as wedge issue, control of Congress flips, and more good news.Read More


Polling Places Stay Open Late in Delaware County

Filed by Ellen Andersen | November 07, 2006 | 1:17 PM | comments

Polling places in Delaware County will remain open until 8:40pm tonight rather than closing at 6pm. Delaware County Circuit Court Wayne Lennington ordered the extension after discovering that the voting machines in the county did not function properly until 8:30...Read More


Basham thinks she's Moses now

Filed by Bil Browning | November 07, 2006 | 12:16 PM | comments

If you've kept your eye on Lafayette's battle for state representative, you know that LGBT-friendly Joe Micon has been facing off with challenger Connie Basham. Basham sent out an e-mail to supporters yesterday that's absolutely hilarious in it's uptight righteousness....Read More


Election day

Filed by Bil Browning | November 07, 2006 | 8:45 AM | comments

Today is election day - go vote!...Read More


Election day

Filed by Bil Browning | November 07, 2006 | 8:45 AM | comments

Today is election day - go vote!...Read More


A special message from Baron Hill

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2006 | 11:14 PM | comments

As a long-time Bloomington resident, I've watched the race between Baron Hill and Mike Sodrel with interest. Baron is a good man - and I think he deserves your vote. He recorded this video message for voters earlier today and...Read More


Weapons of Mass Disintegration

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2006 | 9:21 PM | comments

From last night's Simpson's Tree House of Horrors episode. I buy the DVDs of past seasons as soon as they're available, watch almost every episode live, and have Simpson's Uno, Simpson's Checkers, Simpson's Chess, Simpson's Monopoly, and Simpson's Clue....Read More


I have a headache.

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2006 | 3:51 PM | comments

Plaintiffs did not claim a right to same-sex marriage any more than they claim a right to same-sex equality.Read More


Military: It's time for Rumsfeld to go

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2006 | 10:19 AM | comments

It's not very often that I'll quote a whole piece from another source, but the following joint editorial - which ran today in the Army Times, the Air Force Times, the Navy Times, and the Marine Times - is a...Read More


Why I'm Voting for Melina Kennedy

Filed by Ellen Andersen | November 05, 2006 | 11:05 PM | comments

LGBT people living in Marion County are fortunate in that both candidates for M.C. Prosecutor support comprehensive hate crimes legislation (including enhanced penalties) that covers sexual orientation and gender identity and both candidates have actively courted the LGBT vote. But...Read More


On Conservative Judicial Activism and Election 2006

Filed by Chris Douglas | November 05, 2006 | 8:32 AM | comments

Under an earlier post by Bil Browning, there is a debate going on which speaks directly to a type of Judicial partisanship that should dishearten every Hoosier, let alone those who are its victims. A fundamental guarantee of Indiana's Constitutional...Read More


Mark St. John of Indiana Equality on CNN

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 03, 2006 | 7:37 PM | comments

CNN interviews Mark St. John of Indiana Equality in a segment on gay marriage and the 2006 election in Indiana. Thanks to Don for the vid!! Congrats to Mark on his first CNN appearance. Hooray for IE for getting...Read More


And the hits just keep on comin' -- Queer political cognitive dissonance version ...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 03, 2006 | 6:41 PM | comments

When asked about his sexual orientation at an Orlando rally today, recently outed Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Christ punted while Gov. Jeb Bush shot the questioner daggers: "Next question!", cried Christ. "Let's talk about the future of this state we...Read More


Non-partisan judge?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 03, 2006 | 3:33 PM | comments

You might be wondering why I have a picture of a house advertising Cruella Deville, er, I mean, Katherine Densborne... Because of who lives in the house - S.K. Reid. That would be Marion County Superior Court Judge S.K....Read More


Sick of it all

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | November 02, 2006 | 12:48 PM | comments

I am so over this campaign season. I'm tired of the stupid ads--or more accurately, the ads that are so clearly aimed at stupid people, which is evidently what the "experts" think we all are. And I am doubly, triply...Read More


Russell Brown lays out legislative agenda

Filed by Bil Browning | November 02, 2006 | 10:58 AM | comments

Today State Senate candidate Russell Brown continued to make the case for change in Senate District 31 as he recapped the series of legislative proposals he has made over the course of the campaign and plans to introduce the first...Read More


On Angela Cypress, Candidate for Marion County Recorder

Filed by Chris Douglas | November 02, 2006 | 7:31 AM | comments

Once you dive down into offices below Mayor, Prosecutor, and Sheriff, and beyond City County Council, candidly I lose track even of the functions of the various elected offices. What does the clerk do? What does the Constable do? What...Read More


Latest polling - Bye Bye Count, Hello Donnelly

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 01, 2006 | 9:56 PM | comments

The latest Zogby (via Reuters) polling shows Chris "Count" Chocola with a clear disadvantage in Indiana's 2nd Congressional District. (Hat tip to DailyKos for the link.) Rep. Chris Chocola of Indiana, behind Democrat Joe Donnelly 52 percent to 39 percent...Read More


Who likes football?

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 01, 2006 | 12:24 PM | comments

Well, lots of folks like football, but how many of us like BEING the football? (Personally, I don't like either.) Seems like the LGBT community is firmly entrenched as this year's political football, doesn't it? We're the subject of any...Read More


Ken Mehlman parody ad

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2006 | 11:48 AM | comments

Surely, we've all heard about the ad that the Republican Party ran in Tennessee against Democratic challenger Harold Ford. The ad used race-baiting techniques by showing a white woman implying that she and Harold had a thing. The ad...Read More


Kerry should apologize

Filed by Don Sherfick | November 01, 2006 | 10:17 AM | comments

When I first heard John Kerry's statement that has provoked all of the furor and given George Bush and others fresh fodder to distract from the basic issues of the current campaign, I grimaced. Clearly, I said to myself, he...Read More


Kerry should apologize

Filed by Don Sherfick | November 01, 2006 | 10:17 AM | comments

When I first heard John Kerry's statement that has provoked all of the furor and given George Bush and others fresh fodder to distract from the basic issues of the current campaign, I grimaced. Clearly, I said to myself, he...Read More