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it’s time…

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this n that

I think the GOP has lost its collective mind. Firstly, consider this: GOP to Newt: Leave Paul Ryan Alone! Then look at this: Reports: Tommy Thompson In, Ryan Out For Wisconsin Senate Seat. Include Boehner’s recent comments about the Republicans … Continue reading

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late night humor: spit polished

We all know how it is these days — you don’t dare read the comments on various news items for fear of permanent damage to your blood pressure, etc. OTOH, there are those occasional remarks that really deserve to be … Continue reading

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a mess of taxes

Let’s take a quick look at the restrictions on nonprofits incorporated under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code: To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes … Continue reading

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this n that

You know, in the U.S. the revolution would be fucking overlooked: Poll: Barely Half Of Americans Know Health Care Law Hasn’t Been Repealed. The crazy on unions just keeps piling up: GOP-union debate escalates in Indiana Oklahoma panel votes to … Continue reading

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sparking in wisconsin

OK, it’s not quite a revolution. No bullets are flying for starters and no one’s calling for Obama to leave. But for the U.S.? This is pretty big — we haven’t had protests of this size, nor covered to this … Continue reading

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because, you know, we’re human beings, too

… Although a lot of folks would like to think otherwise. So while this is good news: Gay advocates win victory at UN, why the fuck do we have to go through this time after time? A month ago I … Continue reading

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the stupid: it burns

Michele Bachmann will guard our intelligence (h/t JMG). I just… I just… WHUT????? McCain Rants Against DADT Repeal: ‘Today’s A Very Sad Day’. Any further proof you needed that McCain’s legacy — whatever it might have been — is utterly … Continue reading

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equality matters

Media Matters, in Why Equality Matters, has just announced a new website, Equality Matters to cover the GLBT struggle for civil rights. Media Matters notes, and I agree — I’ve been labeling my posts with “civil rights” for a while … Continue reading

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DADT countdown to repeal

Ooh, following twitter — cloture vote commencing on DADT repeal! Following announcements — positive & negative (and in the case of McCain, utterly incoherent) — from the various senators prior to voting on closing debate… Some choice tweets… MCCain’s getting … Continue reading

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what happens when we infiltrate government…

We start sponsoring critically necessary legislation. Even in small bits, adding them up reaches a critical point: In California, a [n]ew bill requires gay history in textbooks to fight bullying Openly gay state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, introduced a … Continue reading

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wikileaks: shooting themselves in the foot

Increasingly, attention is turning to the whistle-blower who is accused of turning over the diplomatic cables to Wikileaks. Glenn Greenwald has a lengthy article documenting Manning’s current treatment in military detention: The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention. While Manning … Continue reading

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wikileaks: ploughing on…

There’s quite a few articles out there now, partly because the narratives are starting to multiply. It’s not just Wikileaks anymore. There are several stories now — Assange, Manning, Anonymous; analysis and reactions to the Wikileaks narrative. But first, I … Continue reading

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going ALL OUT

The audio track is music (I like it, but I don’t know what it is) — everything else is said with written signs: From their site: In 2011 and beyond All Out will be rolling out a variety of creative … Continue reading

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Stopped clocks…

Ouch. But then I suppose that even stopped clocks are right twice a day (or once, on military time). Ron Paul, echoed those words, writing to his 19,000 followers on Twitter: “Re: Wikileaks – In a free society, we are … Continue reading

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