December 6, 2011


Hillary Clinton's LGBT Rights Speech to the UN

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 7:15 PM | comments

Here's the speech everyone is talking about today. It's being heralded as a modern day "I Have a Dream" speech.Read More


BOLD Gathering Motivates LGBT People of Color

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 06, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The BOLD Gathering in Minneapolis was designed to empower LGBT leaders of color to meet this "movement moment" when LGBT communities of color profoundly intersect with the economic crisis and the right wing response to such issues as immigration.Read More


Kids as Activists: Good Idea or Bad? [Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

By now you've probably seen the video of the eight year old boy telling Michelle Bachmann, "My mommy's gay but she doesn't need any fixing." Let's talk for a moment about the ethics behind using your child as a prop for activism.Read More

Debt Schmedt

Filed by Kate Clinton | December 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

This Trumped-up maniacal, medieval drive to reduce deficits by enacting pound-of-flesh, down-to-the-bone austerity measures is creating a worldwide open-air Debtor's Prison. It is shameful and it is the poor who are shamed.Read More


Who Pays for the 'Pay For'?

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

One half of every conservative plan on job consists of cuts that reflect the party's core belief that America's road to recovery begins with more Americans being out of work. The latest proposal from the GOP is to pay for job creation by cutting jobs.Read More


Troy MI Mayor Gets Earful Over 'Queer' Remark [Video]

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Troy, Michigan's tea party mayor, Janice Daniels, is in hot water after posting an anti-gay slur on her Facebook page. The new mayor posted "Going to throw away my I Love New York bag now that queers can get married."Read More

Lady Gaga Accepts Trevor Project's Hero Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

"This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," Lady Gaga said in accepting the award from the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old Buffalo, NY freshman who committed suicide 11 weeks ago.Read More


How Wall Street Can Stay Greedy & Be Well Loved

Filed by Anthony Carter | December 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I have taught and worked in a variety of places with a variety of young people and some annoying and not always productive adults. Money is not the issue here. We have to change our thinking.Read More


The $68 Louis Vuitton Condom

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yes, it's a real thing. Why screw like a commoner when you can be sheathed with a luxury designer brand rubber?Read More


Iowa Teen Argues the Good Argument

Filed by Leslie Robinson | December 06, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I give Jane Schmidt a world of credit. The Iowa high school student held her own in an exchange with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. At Schmidt's age, shaking a candidate's hand was enough to make me forget my name.Read More


Muppet Propaganda?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"It's amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message. They've been doing it for decades. Hollywood, the left, the media, they hate the oil industry. They hate corporate America....Read More

It's Not Commercial, It's Cute

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Nothing says Christmas like a sheep wearing a cashmere scarf. Nothing. It's not commercial, it's cute. (Hat tip to OMGblog)...Read More