09 Mar 2010

Congratulations, Terrance and Rick!

“The next time you see a blog post from me, I should be a legally married man. ~Terrance Heath, “The Republic of T”   On my first sips of coffee this morning and watching my beloved WCSH6 morning crew, when up pop a very, very familiar face discussing being a

08 Mar 2010

Lisa Miller Pal/ CWA Member Linda Wall: A Modern Day Harriet Tubman??

Yep- you read it right! From WSET in Lynchburg VA:   Friends of Lisa Miller say they don’t know where she and her seven-year-old daughter are, but they say they support her decision to leave. A Vermont court ordered Miller’s ex-partner Janet Jenkins custody of their daughter in May, and

06 Mar 2010

Meet The Latest “9/11 Truther”- Iranian President Ahmadinejad

This is bizarre… Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the September 11 attacks on the United States a “big fabrication” that was used to justify the U.S. war on terrorism, the official IRNA news agency reported. It came amid escalating tension in the long-running dispute between Iran and the

28 Feb 2010

NOM Loses Yet Another Round To Maine Ethics Commission

Link here to the temporary restraining order NOM tried unsuccessfully to get Bangor’s United States District Court against Commissioner Walter McKee, as to block the Ethics Commission from obtaining info. In news that pleases me greatly to report, the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices voted this past

27 Feb 2010

8.8 Earthquake hits Chile; Widespread Tsunami Warnings Covering Pacific

CNN reporting at least 78 dead at this point. A massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 78 people, producing powerful aftershocks and triggering a tsunami. The epicenter of the earthquake was located off the coast in Maule, near the city of Concepcion, 212 miles (341

25 Feb 2010

Why Wasn’t Olympia Snowe At The President’s Health Care Reform Summit?

http://voices.washingtonpost.c… On this much both sides agree: On Wednesday, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called Snowe (R-Maine) to invite her to the Blair House meeting with the president and lawmakers from both parties. She declined, saying she did not want to go around the established rules for including participants. White

25 Feb 2010

Press Conference With Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Regarding Public Option

ALERT: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is live-blogging the healthcare reform summit on DKos. Earlier today, I participated in a call-in press conference with Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)], [Anthony Weiner (D-NY), and others regarding support for the public option- both in Congress and in America as a whole. (Imagine my surprise

23 Feb 2010

Minnesota Considering Marriage Equality/ Civil Union Bills

From The Advocate: A trio of bills extending marriage rights to same-sex couples were formally heard Monday by a Minnesota house of representatives committee. One bill proposes the creation of civil union contracts for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, while another would recognize gay marriages from other states. A third

23 Feb 2010

West Virginia House Shoots Down Same Sex Marriage Ban

 From The Charleston Gazette: Democrats in the House of Delegates on Tuesday swiftly shot down Republican attempts to advance a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. GOP delegates unsuccessfully tried to force a floor vote on a bipartisan resolution (HJR5) called the “Marriage Protection Amendment.” The proposal calls for a statewide

23 Feb 2010

Indiana Dem Senate Candidate Brad Ellsworth- A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

It’s worth noting that the Indiana Democratic Party’s Central Committee (who will select the party’s senate candidate), must wait until after the May 4 primary to select their candidate. ~Louise Thanks ALOT, Buh-Bayh… what a mess he has left in his wake. Bil has the details of what’s happening in