July 29, 2008

My Fake Meat

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I found this article (via Yglesias) pretty interesting: A new study suggests that you should think about biting your tongue: According to the researchers, how we feel about a sausage, regardless of whether it's soy-based or beef, says more about...Read More

Back and forth on the HRC dinner dustup

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

After I posted about the older lesbian who was pitched out of the San Francisco Human Rights Campaign dinner this weekend, the comments section and mailing lists lit up. Several readers accused me of sensationalism and simply attacking HRC for...Read More

More on single-payer

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

nyceve pointed out testimony before The President's Council on Bioethics about single payer in the US from Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, and I wanted to highlight it here. That's just the right forum for the issue, in the context of medical...Read More

California Fundies Sue Over Prop 8 Language Change

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The supporters of Prop 8, California's constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage, are worried. California Atty. General Jerry Brown recently changed the measure's ballot title and summary from "to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman...Read More


Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 29, 2008 | 3:51 PM | comments

In celebration of my upgrade, I present Lil Wayne's cover of Beyonce's "Upgrade U". Please excuse Lil Wayne's problematic language. But do enjoy his wicked beats and masterful freestyle ("Put A muthafucker on ice like da Maple Leafs/ Dats a...Read More

The Daily Show Takes on Donnelly

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jon Stewart skewers Elaine Donnelly and her "arguments" against gay service members. "Even her blouse," Stewart says, "is mocking her anti-gay stance."...Read More

Transgender Health Law 101

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 29, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

On August 9, 2008, The Center OC, in collaboration with Transgender Law Center, will offer the first in a series of Know Your Rights workshops to the transgender community in Orange County. The workshop will run from 10:30am-12:30pm. This first...Read More

Black History: The Tuskegee Airmen

Filed by Storm Bear | July 29, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge From Wikipedia: Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen, no U.S. military pilots had been black. A series of legislative moves by the United States Congress in 1941 forced the Army Air Corps to form an all-black combat...Read More

Speaking Youth to Power

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 29, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

One thing that can be said about the current generation of young gays is that they are a smart and ambitious lot. Eugene Resnick, an openly gay candidate for National Membership Director of the College Democrats, definitely fits that mold....Read More

David Davis's crusade against the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Richard Smoak, the judge in the case of Heather Gillman (the girl in Florida who wanted to wear pride gear to school, was forbidden by her principal, and then sued and won a case against the school for freedom of...Read More

Not a fake headline: "NY Post prints fair, respectful article about transgender community"

Filed by Cathy Renna | July 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Isn't it nice to be thrown for a loop every once in a while? I would ever in my life thought I could write a headline like that, but it seems to be a special day. Yesterday, the NY Post...Read More


Tyrion gets an upgrade

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Congratulations are in order! Contributor Tyrion Lannister is getting a Bilerico promotion! Tyrion will be settling in as Bilerico-Indiana's new Contributing Editor. He has no idea what he's getting into - so don't tell him!...Read More

Mike Rogers gets the paparazzi treatment

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Mike Rogers' recent trip to the Midwest has some of the locals wondering what brought him to town. Since Mike's known for outing politicians and he's been pumping an ongoing investigation on BlogActive, the tongues have started wagging. One blogger...Read More

Invisible Man

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | July 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Contemplating my response to CNN's Black in America series, I was reminded of something W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in the "Souls of Black Folk" published in 1903: How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word....Read More

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Agrees To Say No 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, opposes Amendment 2. She joins more than 200 prominent leaders and organizations on Florida Red & Blue's Advisory Board against the so-called "Florida Marriage Protection Amendment." In Florida,...Read More


You may have to wait

Filed by Ed Team | July 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Find the best in everybody. You may have to wait a long time. Sometimes years, but people will show you their good side." -- Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch. Pausch's Last Lecture became an internet phenomenon as he spoke of...Read More

For the anti-social Japanese person

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Are you a computer geek with some nasty social interaction aversion? Are you too shy to even look a girl in the eyes? Well, never fear - Japanese company Avex has put out a DVD...Read More