08 Jul 2006

Maxine Waters to Campaign for Lamont

  I swear if it wasn’t for the Congressional Black Caucus during the Clinton impeachment hearings my faith in democracy would have crumbled right then and there.  You want a fight?  They know how to fight, which is why the right hates them and spends so much time trying to

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08 Jul 2006

Open thread

I forgot to mention this update from an earlier post — the Statue of Liberation Through Christ monstrosity was finally unveiled/de-burquaed in Memphis: It has its own web site, though it’s in need of an update: lordsladyliberty.org. You can read about the outlandish “Vision And Meaning” behind the statue as

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08 Jul 2006

Openly gay Mauresmo wins Wimbledon

I guess with this positive news, the earth should start shaking, according to High Desert State Prison chaplain, Bill Ashmore. (365gay): So much for Amelie Mauresmo’s reputation for getting tight and failing to win big matches. The openly gay tennis star rallied from a set down and held firm down

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08 Jul 2006

FDL Late Nite: Here We Come. . .

              Here come the Roots. . .  Okay, I’m not here to engage in grassroots or netroots triumphalism.  We’re way behind in the game and the other guys still have us outgunned.  But we’re making some progress, and I wanted to highlight a few things for everybody. I’ve spent a

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08 Jul 2006

Your Daily Ned, Saturday July 8

(Update:  There was an accident in New London when a 92 year-old man drove into a crowd where Ned was campaigning.  Several people were hurt, including Lamont staffer and ex-serviceman Rafe who suffered two broken legs pushing others out of the way.  Tim has more on Ned’s blog, where you

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08 Jul 2006

Official condemnation. So recorded. (Updated)

Apparently a blogger that nobody knows wrote some ugly things in the Protein Wisdom comments section (that we are all supposed to have read) about Jeff Goldstein, his son and his wife. Therefore we, the liberal side, are guilty of not “policing our own” (which means, I guess, we have to vote her off the internets), and so we want to officially apologize to Mr.

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08 Jul 2006

Justice in a Sea of Destruction?

Get your own Neocon Monopoly Game Board! Limited time only; while supplies last. Thank you for purchasing the game of PetropolyTM! It’s the game of corporate corruption and war profiteering for the whole family! Get a leg-up on the competition for reconstruction contracts — any war will do — by

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08 Jul 2006

sHillary won't touch SSM with a ten-foot pole on her SF road trip

sHillary flew to San Francisco to offer her support to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, and for some reason didn’t have anything to say about marriage equality. Hmmmmm. What do you think is up with that? (SFGate): New York Sen. Hillary Clinton — widely considered a 2008 Democratic presidential favorite

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08 Jul 2006

Brits nix concerts of Jamaican homobigots

Keith Boykin blogs about the deep-sixing of upcoming concerts of dancehall recording artists (and anti-gay bigots) Buju Banton and Beenie Man. There were sizeable protests by gay rights groups against the artists, who haven’t stopped singing about killing gays (“batty boys”), after The two performers appearing to agree to cease

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