Politics: March 2007

We need you NOW!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2007 | 2:51 PM | comments

[UPDATE FROM THE AVA WEBSITE:] This fundraising appeal has been suspended. Attorneys for the AVA have raised concerns over whether this activity would jeopardize our 501(c)(3) status since this could be considered political lobbying. We are continuing to work with...Read More


Emmis Communication joins companies opposing SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2007 | 5:46 PM | comments

Another big announcement on the SJR-7 front! Today Emmis Communications announced their opposition to SJR-7, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Emmis joins Cummins Engine, Wellpoint, Dow AgroSciences, and Eli Lilly in pointing out the...Read More


Call Me a Worry-wort

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | March 30, 2007 | 5:31 PM | comments

My first experience with gay rights activism in Indianapolis was in 1992. I had just become the Executive Director of the Indiana ACLU. There were wonderful, committed people working for the community, at the legislature and with the media, but...Read More


South Bend Tribune opposes SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2007 | 3:33 PM | comments

The South Bend Tribune editorializes again today against SJR-7. This is one of the strongest worded editorials yet. Again, no newspaper has endorsed the amendment! As we have said before, we do not believe that SJR7 is needed, given that...Read More


ENDA on the Agenda -- again

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | March 30, 2007 | 10:47 AM | comments

If and when ENDA passes, it will still be legal to fire on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity between eighty-eight and ninety-two percent of the workers in the thirty-three states that do not have state legislation covering...Read More


SJR-7: Gary Bauer and the Concerned Women for America: An Inconvenient Truth

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 30, 2007 | 8:27 AM | comments

If you want more proof that Senator Brandt Hershman and other proponents of SJR-7 aren't being totally upfront when they claim it would still allow the General Assembly to enact civil unions and make laws bestowing similar benefits, all you...Read More


Bauer Makes Clear His Support for Amendment Change

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 30, 2007 | 6:15 AM | comments

Today arrives strong evidence of two weeks of movements favorable to the glbt community of Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reports that Speaker of the House Pat Bauer (D-Southbend) has taken a public position favoring dropping the second part of SJR-7....Read More


SJR-7: More evidence of what Senator Hershman knew, and when he knew it.

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 29, 2007 | 7:00 PM | comments

My post earlier today concerning Judge Robert Bork's calling "poorly drafted" what's essentially the same language as used in the second sentence of SJR-7 prompted this comment from Ellen Anderson, a fellow contributor to this site and who is Associate...Read More


SJR-7 is coming out!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2007 | 6:08 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is now reporting that SJR-7 will be heard for the second time in committee on next Tuesday. The place and time are still undetermined according to Chair Scott Pelath (D - Michigan City). An interesting part of...Read More


The Pro-Cancer forces at the statehouse

Filed by Jen Jorczak | March 29, 2007 | 5:35 PM | comments

As if you needed any more proof that certain members of the Indiana General Assembly are truly anti-sex, seven of our favorite Representatives today offered no less than twelve inane amendments to Senate Bill 327. Senate Bill 327, if you...Read More


Profiles in Cowardice - Rep. Milo Smith

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 29, 2007 | 5:08 PM | comments

Today's profile is on Rep. Milo Smith (R - Columbus). It's appropriate to point out here that Smith represents my home town and most of my family lives in his district - House District 59. Recently, Mr. Smith was quoted...Read More


130 clergy members mad as hell over SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2007 | 4:19 PM | comments

Yesterday's e-mail brought a welcome press release from the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination (ICON) announcing a letter the organization just sent to the General Assembly. The letter, signed by 130 "Indiana clergy, leaders of faith communities, and other religious professionals,"...Read More


Interesting tidbits from the latest Star article on SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2007 | 11:18 AM | comments

This morning's Star has an article on SJR-7 that has some points I wanted to pick up and comment on. The piece focuses on Lilly's opposition to the proposed amendment, but some of the sections stood out to me. (All...Read More


SJR-7: BORKED!

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 29, 2007 | 7:44 AM | comments

Ed Fox, a former fellow contributor to this site, has made a real find, as reported yesterday by Gary Welsh on Advance Indiana: None other than arch-conservative, strict-constructionist Robert Bork, unsuccessful Reagan nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, said, in...Read More


Homophobic groupie?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | March 28, 2007 | 4:20 PM | comments

So... did anyone else notice that the Star's photographer caught the exact same Eric Miller supporter yesterday that NUVO's photographer caught at Miller's 2005 rally? (click to enlarge) I mean, that's gotta be the same girl, right? How sad that...Read More


Bauer responds to attack ad

Filed by Bil Browning | March 28, 2007 | 4:13 PM | comments

Today's South Bend Tribune carries a small article about the attack ad against Pat Bauer that ran in Sunday's paper. One small clip from the article made me pause... (emphasis mine) Indiana House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer said Tuesday that...Read More


Eli Lilly opposes SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 28, 2007 | 11:37 AM | comments

Today's Indianapolis Star carries another story about a Fortune 500 company opposing SJR-7. Which Indiana company has thrown their hat over the fence this time? Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly. Lilly joined Wellpoint, Cummins and Dow AgroSciences as vocal opponents of...Read More


SJR-7 kaleidoscope

Filed by Bil Browning | March 27, 2007 | 8:42 PM | comments

Advance Indiana is reporting that the American Family Association ran a full page ad in the South Bend Tribune this weekend trying to bully the Speaker of the House into bringing SJR-7 to the floor. I doubt that this technique...Read More


You Gotta See This: Bil Maher - Treason

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 27, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

Just watch...He nails it....Read More


You Gotta See This: Bil Maher - Treason

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 27, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

Just watch...He nails it....Read More


SJR-7.7: the new trend in amendments

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 26, 2007 | 5:21 PM | comments

As long as they're at it: "(a) A "person" in Indiana shall mean only an individual who is a White Christian Heterosexual Male owning real property. "(b) This Constitution or and other Indiana law shall not be construed to require...Read More


SJR-7: The silence is deafening

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 26, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

Saturday Gary Welsh on Advance Indiana carried an item commenting upon a front page article in the Indianapolis Star by Bill Ruthart. The Star piece went into some depth concerning the debate over interpretation/unintended consequences of SJR-7, focusing on Domestic...Read More


The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Editorial

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 26, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

(The question does stand: What newspapers, if any, are on record since the start of this session in supporting this amendment as currently worded?) Judge-Proof Amendment Advocates of a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage contend the amendment is...Read More


Marion and Bedford news oppose SJR-7 too

Filed by Bil Browning | March 24, 2007 | 4:14 PM | comments

Just in case you're keeping track at home, I recently found two more newspapers that are editorializing against SJR-7. Who do you think is going to be next? I'm betting on Lafayette... From the Marion Chronicle-Tribune: Supporters of a ban...Read More


The Big Lie V: "The Amendment Cannot be Changed"

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 23, 2007 | 4:50 PM | comments

To the media and political observers: Can an amendment be changed the second time through the legislature and nevertheless progress onto the ballot in 2008? The answer is yes. It has been done before. One has only to research the...Read More


State Legislators Holding the Eyes of Women Open

Filed by Carrie Wooten | March 23, 2007 | 11:41 AM | comments

In a 91-23 vote, South Carolina legislators have succeeded in passing a bill deemed "emotional blackmail" by those who oppose it. In the bill, women seeking abortions would be legally required to view the images of the fetus during a...Read More


SJR-7: A well conducted hearing

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 23, 2007 | 8:20 AM | comments

Before much more time passes, I wanted to note for the record my appreciation for the manner in which House Rules and Legislative Policy Committee Chairman Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) conducted the hearing on SJR-7 last Wednesday. There had been...Read More


SJR-7: A well conducted hearing

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 23, 2007 | 8:20 AM | comments

Before much more time passes, I wanted to note for the record my appreciation for the manner in which House Rules and Legislative Policy Committee Chairman Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) conducted the hearing on SJR-7 last Wednesday. There had been...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | March 23, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

The following is the testimony by Professor Keith Bowman of Purdue University before the House committee hearing on SJR-7. Keith is a regular bilerico reader and we're all very proud of him for his excellent testimony and his strength under...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | March 22, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

Here's the text of my testimony which served as an opening statement for the opposition to SJR-7 in yesterday's hearing: "Mr. Chairman and Members of the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee: My name is Don Sherfick. I'm an attorney,...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | March 22, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

Here's the text of my testimony which served as an opening statement for the opposition to SJR-7 in yesterday's hearing: "Mr. Chairman and Members of the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee: My name is Don Sherfick. I'm an attorney,...Read More


Today's Hearing and SJR-7

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 21, 2007 | 11:05 PM | comments

Everybody seems to be taking their turn on this topic.... here are a few thoughts of my own. 1.) Senator Hershman claims that groups across the U.S. are turning to courts seeking the right to marry. He's got that wrong....Read More


House committee tables SJR-7 vote

Filed by Bil Browning | March 21, 2007 | 1:50 PM | comments

The House Rules and Legislative Affairs committee listened to three hours of testimony regarding SJR-7, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. After several members of the committee commented that they'd like more time to review...Read More


Cummins Engine Announces Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 21, 2007 | 6:50 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Star this morning makes public the intention of the Cummins Engine to testify against the passage of SJR-7, an amendment to the State Constitution which would invalidate the equal protection clause for gay and lesbians citizens, ban civil...Read More


The story that never dies

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 20, 2007 | 10:28 PM | comments

Tonight was the Indiana Family Institute banquet/fundraiser and Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy was the guest of honor. (For those who've been under a rock for the past couple of months, go here here or here for background on this...Read More


Guest post by Anita Brown

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 20, 2007 | 3:17 PM | comments

The following is a guest post by Anita Brown, a Ball State student and community organizer. If you can assist Anita, please send her an e-mail. Members of GLBT Collegiate Community: I am a graduate of Ball State University and...Read More


Favorable Winds

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 20, 2007 | 1:05 PM | comments

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 am, the House Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs takes SJR-7. What can you do? - If you reside in Indiana and have not already, please follow this link, edit the letter provided to give it...Read More


Had enough yet?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | March 20, 2007 | 12:16 PM | comments

Anybody see Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live this weekend? He's funny. I loved him as a regular SNL cast member, I usually enjoy his movies, and his sitcom is hilarious. I even laughed through his bit the other night--but...Read More


Had enough yet?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | March 20, 2007 | 12:16 PM | comments

Anybody see Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live this weekend? He's funny. I loved him as a regular SNL cast member, I usually enjoy his movies, and his sitcom is hilarious. I even laughed through his bit the other night--but...Read More


Anti-Hillary "1984" Ad

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 20, 2007 | 6:30 AM | comments

This is one of the funniest mashup videos I've seen in awhile. The Apple geek in me certainly appreciates how well done it is. I've been called a Hillary fan, but that's not really true. I think she's infinitely more...Read More


The negatives just keep piling up

Filed by Bil Browning | March 19, 2007 | 9:26 PM | comments

Today's Indianapolis Star has an article by Bill Ruthhart that profiles Indiana University music professor Peter Burkholder. Burkholder is the author of the most widely used music history textbook in the nation and is internationally known and regarded. But why...Read More


Peter Pace on Immorality: Leonard Pitts takes aim

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 19, 2007 | 3:39 PM | comments

If you haven't seen Miami Herold syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts' reply to General Pace's statement on immorality, this is a must read. He certainly can spot true immorality when he sees it....Read More


Amended SJR-7 could still advance?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 18, 2007 | 9:54 AM | comments

[ED NOTE: This story has been updated at the end of the post] I'm a little late on this story, but I wanted to try and check out the facts and get some other opinions. Facts, however, seem to be...Read More


The "Straight Talk Express?"

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2007 | 11:19 AM | comments

The New York Times has a disturbing entry up on "The Caucus" - their political blog. The reporter is traveling with John McCain on his "Straight Talk Express" bus tour and repeats a conversation between McCain and another reporter. What...Read More


Code Pink tranny strike

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2007 | 9:28 AM | comments

This video is too damn awesome. Everyone give a big roar for Midge Potts, a transgender veteran from Missouri. You can see her in the hot pink "IMPEACH BUSH NOW!" t-shirt (and matching pillbox hat!) over Valerie Plame's shoulder...Read More


Bauer: Amended SJR-7 quite possible

Filed by Bil Browning | March 16, 2007 | 3:17 PM | comments

Yesterday's Indy Star has an article about SJR-7 that quotes Democratic Speaker of the House Pat Bauer. Bauer promised that he'd allow a vote on the amendment this year and it looks like he intends to keep that promise. (Although...Read More


Have you spoken with the House Rules members yet?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | March 16, 2007 | 3:05 PM | comments

SJR-7 is gonna get heard there Wednesday. Call these people: Chairman of the Committee is: Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) Vice-Chair is: Russell Stilwell (D-Boonville) Members are: Terri Austin (D-Anderson), Earl Harris (D-East Chicago), Bob Kuzman (D-Crown Point), Dennie Oxley (D-Milltown),...Read More


Inspi(red) to give?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2007 | 8:39 AM | comments

There's a great article up at The Advertising Age about Bono's Red brand (if you're not a subscriber you can read it here at Punk Planet). You know the Red brand - the one that Oprah devoted an entire show...Read More


Open Thread: It's my first time

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 15, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

I'm starting my first open thread...Here's some red meat to get it started... Over at AmericaBlog, John Aravosis takes gay Republicans to the woodshed. He says so much of what I've been saying for years. Then, Towleroad reports on Larry...Read More


My Own 1994 answer to Peter Pace

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 14, 2007 | 3:50 PM | comments

Advance Indiana's post featuring an extensive quote from former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson's remarks on General Pace's comments on gays and lesbians in the military is a must read. In his own post on this site Tuesday morning, Chris Douglas...Read More


Rep Carson responds to Gen Pace

Filed by Bil Browning | March 14, 2007 | 11:43 AM | comments

I'm on my way out the door, so I don't have much time to really talk about this. Representative Julia Carson responded yesterday to Gen Pace's homophobic remarks. Sometimes it is really empowering to realize that our Congresswoman is leaps...Read More


SJR-7 Committee Hearing

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 13, 2007 | 11:59 PM | comments

I've heard that the House Rules and Legislative Procedure committee will hold a public hearing on SJR-7 next Wednesday at 9:00 AM. Confirmation should be forthcoming. UPDATE: Looks like the IE blog had it first......Read More


In Answer to Peter Pace

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 13, 2007 | 9:15 PM | comments

I hope you'll indulge me for a moment. The following comes from my final Officer Effectiveness Report just prior to my leaving the Air Force, written by the Squadron Operations Officer and Endorsed by the Wing Commander, a Lt. Col....Read More


University Professors Agree on Need to Change to SJR-7

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 13, 2007 | 7:18 AM | comments

The Indiana Conference of the American Association of University Professors has posted on the front page of their website the following letter, directed to the Indiana House of Representatives: Dear Speaker Bauer, A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision bans...Read More


Jesus, Smith, Rand, and... Skousen?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 12, 2007 | 11:43 PM | comments

I just came across this Christian Science Monitor editorial about Randian economics. After explaining the entire plot of Atlas Shrugged (thanks for the spoiler), editorialist Mark Skousen writes: But there's a dark side to Rand's teachings. Her defense of greed...Read More


SJR-7 goes to committee

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 12, 2007 | 8:40 PM | comments

It appears that SJR-7 finally has a committee to call home. The website for the Indiana General Assembly was updated today to show SJR-7 was assigned to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures chaired by Rep. Scott Pelath (D...Read More


Einstein's brain, DP benefits, tiny robots, Hershman and SJR-7...what a mix!

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 12, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

Anytime I hear the term "brain drain" the one in my own cranial cavity conjures up Albert Einstein. After his demise in 1955, his superintelligent topper was preserved while the rest of him became ashes. It was the subject of...Read More


Good ol' boys raping G.I.Jane

Filed by Carrie Wooten | March 11, 2007 | 6:25 PM | comments

It seems an even darker side of the Iraq War is just now being reported: male soldiers raping and sexually harassing their female comrades in droves. Rape in war is anything but new, with American male military fantasy leading historically...Read More


The Pelath-Hershman SJR-7 matter

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 09, 2007 | 10:30 AM | comments

I don't usually comment on other postings concerning political ins-and-outs in Indiana General Assembly, but Bil's recent item, complete with a row of hearts linking photos of Senator Brant Hershman and Representative Scott Pelath prompts me to stick my own...Read More


Would the real Brandt Hershman please stand up?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 08, 2007 | 4:56 PM | comments

Hmmm. Let's see here... We've got Brandt Hershman, Family Values Champion and Abortion Foe on one hand. Until the news reports surfaced that he'd forced his wife to have an abortion and then divorced her. Whoops. Then we have Brandt...Read More


Freedom of speech in Turkey

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2007 | 1:02 PM | comments

This is really going to help Turkey with those EU aspirations:a video posting alleging that all Turks are gay, as was the modern Republic's beloved founder, Ataturk, proved too much. Turks are devoted to the memory of Ataturk, and slandering...Read More


When Brandt Hershman comes calling

Filed by Bil Browning | March 08, 2007 | 12:28 PM | comments

It seems like the Advance Indiana post from yesterday about Democratic State Representative Scott Pelath struck a chord in the Statehouse. After all, how often is that you get a phone call from a Republican senator to defend a Democratic...Read More


Mitch makes Jib-Jab

Filed by Bil Browning | March 08, 2007 | 11:45 AM | comments

Hat tip to Political Junkie and Taking Down Words for this gem. (See, I knew Tulley could link to something other than an Indy Star story!) You know you've made the big time when Jib-Jab does a parody of you....Read More


First Republicans Event: Bringing You Up to Speed!

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 08, 2007 | 6:55 AM | comments

First Republicans will be hosting a series of groundlevel political briefings in a convivial cocktail setting in the Presidential Suite at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis on March 22nd at 5:30 pm. We welcome all -- voter, political aspirant, office...Read More


A few things

Filed by Bil Browning | March 07, 2007 | 3:45 PM | comments

I'm down and out with a nasty case of Indiana crud... To tide you over and still get the info out there, I'm going to give you a roundup of some times that have come out locally. Enjoy. I'll be...Read More


Hate Crimes bill may die

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 06, 2007 | 8:08 PM | comments

From the Indianapolis Star:The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee voted 9-1 in February to pass the bill. But after Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Lakeville, proposed an amendment, the legislation stalled and was not called for a vote before the full...Read More


Conservatives take Ann to the woodshed

Filed by Bil Browning | March 06, 2007 | 4:39 PM | comments

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter recently found herself in hot water for calling Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a "faggot" at the CPAC convention. Last year, she made news when she called Muslims "ragheads." Obviously, this is not a woman interested...Read More


More on Coulter: Does Time magazine have any credibility left at all?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 06, 2007 | 11:29 AM | comments

Seriously. Remember that lovey-dovey profile of Coulter that Time did two years ago? Well, they haven't broken up with her yet. No, they got their resident gay columnist to write this:Coulter is heterosexual, so I suppose I should condemn her...Read More


Rudolph Giuliani Coming to Town Wednesday: And You Are Invited

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 06, 2007 | 10:40 AM | comments

Leading Republican contender Rudolph Giuliani is coming to town tomorrow. First Republicans invites you to join us and other Giuliani supporters at a fundraiser and reception in his honor on Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at Obsidian Enterprises, 111...Read More


The Big Lie IV: The Minefield. (The Phased Strategy of the Right Wing's Attack.)

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 06, 2007 | 7:20 AM | comments

I think it's important that the media and other observers understand a key point of the grand strategy pursued nationally by the right wing. We know the strategy has phases. The First Phase: Rigging Constitutional Minefields We know the first...Read More


Republican Geeks on the Attack!

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 05, 2007 | 11:51 PM | comments

I love it when such disparate topics as politics and geekdom come together in a perfect storm of total weirdness. This just cracks me up...Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some...Read More


Who's most homophobic?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 05, 2007 | 9:13 AM | comments

Open thread today while I work on some other things... Who do you think is the most homophobic Hoosier? Who makes our lives the most difficult? Politician, religious leader, average citizen - the floor is open for nominations......Read More


The Hershman SJR-7 flip-flop ....please somebody ask the hard questions.

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 05, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

Suppose you were trying to accomplish something by amending the Indiana Constitution and were looking for the words to do it in the clearest and best way. A like-minded colleague hands you a piece of paper and says: "This looks...Read More


Live-blogging @ Boulevard Place Cafe

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 05, 2007 | 8:21 AM | comments

I was at the grassroots meeting at the Boulevard Place Cafe last night (not quite live-blogging, but I brought a pen and pad). Here are some thoughts, facts, and observations from it: The central focus of the meeting was, of...Read More


And even more Ann Coulter...

Filed by Tony Kariotis | March 04, 2007 | 9:53 PM | comments

As blog-edict would usually require this to go in the comments section, I want to post this on its own to make sure it is seen... First I'd like to acknowledge Alex's awesome coverage of the evil-Ann-Coulter on bilerico and...Read More


A Great Friend Passes in the Battle's Midst

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 04, 2007 | 12:39 PM | comments

(Forwarded today from Mark St. John, Indiana Equality's lobbyist.) State Senator Anita Bowser (D-Michigan City) passed away peacefully in her sleep at 6 a.m. today (Sunday, March 04, 2007) from a private battle with breast cancer at the age of...Read More


More responses to Ann Coulter, comedian extraordinaire

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 03, 2007 | 2:45 PM | comments

The NY Times blog has a post up about the Coulter affair from yesterday afternoon. John McCain's spokesman said: The comments were wildly inappropriate. Romney's said: It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with...Read More


Ann Coulter and her Ilk

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | March 03, 2007 | 2:11 PM | comments

Ordinarily, I just ignore the Ann Coulters of the world. Life's too short, and it is clear that giving such people attention is exactly what they want. But there are occasionally eruptions from which we can learn valuable cultural and...Read More


Coulter calls John Edwards a "Faggot", shines as conservative star

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2007 | 6:33 PM | comments

Y'all know how Republicans whine so much about how reliably Democratic GLBT folk are? Well, maybe it has something to do with the Conservative Movement's sweetheart. Ms. Coulter said:I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic...Read More


Florida city police rough-up LGBT advocate

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 02, 2007 | 3:47 PM | comments

Florida. First they decide to fire a civil servant of over 14 years for being transgender. Then, to add insult to injury, they arrest and manhandle a well-known LGBT rights advocate for telling people it was wrong. On Tuesday, Nadine...Read More


Indy PFLAG needs you!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 02, 2007 | 11:39 AM | comments

I got this message from the Indy PFLAG folks. Please consider participating in their action - and forward the info on to as many straight allies as possible! Hello everyone, Indy PFLAG has kicked off a "100 Letters to Legislators"...Read More