September 24, 2008

John McCain suspends his campaign

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

I got back from the theater this evening (free tickets! w00t!), and Bil tells me on AIM that McCain suspended his campaign. It's just about the stupidest thing I've ever heard, but it's true, McCain's calling for a time-out to...Read More

Domestic Partner Benefits for Federal Employees

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 24, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Senator Joseph Lieberman, chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, presided over hearings today on S. 2521, the bill that would provide domestic partners -- same-sex only -- with the benefits now extended to spouses of...Read More

Lilly Ledbetter makes her TV debut

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

There isn't anyone who can talk more authentically about how three decades of conservative judges have effectively gutted anti-discrimination law than Lilly Ledbetter. And she did an ad for the Obama campaign. iPhone users: Click to watch More after the...Read More

Trickle Up Bailout

Filed by Bo Shuff | September 24, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm not an economist. I have no clue how any of that stuff works, and I don't really understand, to be honest, how companies that have to be bailed out to the tune of $700 billion can even still be...Read More

Gay Couple Speaks Out about Florida Adoption Ban Victory

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 24, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Many of our readers wanted to make sure they were kept updated on the gay couple from Key West, Florida that sued the state so they could adopt their foster son. The couple won the case when the judge declared...Read More

I'm From Wall St. And I Am Here To Help You

Filed by Storm Bear | September 24, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge I am not one of those people who want to shrink government to a size where it could be drowned in a bathtub. That said, I have had more than enough "assistance" from the government on...Read More

We Need To Get Rid of Section 8

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | September 24, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

From the proposed Bush administration Wall Street bailout plan, Section 8: Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion and may not be reviewed by any court of law or...Read More

Barney Frank writes Library of Congress about Schroer case

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Representative Barney Frank's office sent us a statement from the Congressman hailing the recent court decision confirming transwoman Diane Schroer was discriminated against by the Library of Congress. Schroer was courted by the library, but when she told them she...Read More

Missing yard signs in California

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Not that this sort of thing makes much of a difference, but the Yes campaign for Prop 8 in California didn't get the million yard signs they ordered: This past weekend the Yes on 8 campaign had talked up passing...Read More

Will the real Sarah Palin please stand....

Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 24, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

This interesting article on Salon today paints Sarah Palin as anything but a reformer. Rather , she's said to be a political opportunist, committed to whatever campaign tactic no-matter-how-dirty that will get her elected, and who uses and discards older,...Read More

Gangstalicious Is Gay

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 24, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This clip from The Boondocks offers one of the smartest looks at the twisted things people tell themselves to deny that people they admire couldn't possibly be gay even if the evidence is as clear as a rainbow colored disco...Read More

The Fable of City Moe and Country Les

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 24, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Note: According to a study published in "Population Today", gay men tend to live in big cities while lesbians prefer university towns and other small communities. Based on 2000 Census figures, the study reports that the top ten cities for...Read More

Clay Aiken Comes OUT!

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 24, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Clay Aiken comes out and Abigail loses the 'X-Rated'! Head to for more!...Read More

Welcome to the family, Clay.

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Well it's about damned time. Does this mean I have to stop calling him Clay Gayken now? You know Kathy Griffin feels vindicated. (Hat tip to Perez Hilton)...Read More

Jonas Brothers Will Marry You! Lindsay Lohan Blogs For $$$!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 24, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Hope you enjoy this video about Jonas Brothers, Lindsay Lohan political blogs, a football star takes his balls out and drama on the set of the new 90210! 1. Which Jonas will be first to...Read More


Helping a Projector: The Great Bilerico Soap Drive

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Updated at the end of the post. Remember last week's contest where we gave away several bars of Just Bubbly handmade soap? Projector Jessica entered the contest by leaving this comment: Yummy smelly soap would be fantastic here in Afghanistan...Read More


Republicans don't support bailouts

Filed by Ed Team | September 24, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself." --The Republican Party Platform...Read More

Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Filed by Steve Ralls | September 24, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Here's a video that Jason Knight, a former Navy linguist dismissed under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," did for the Obama campaign, about Senator Obama's support of repeal efforts....Read More