19 Nov 2009

Did Texas ban ALL marriages?

In 2005, the state of Texas overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state Constitution that was added as Article I, Section 32. That section now reads: Sec. 32.  MARRIAGE. (a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. (b)  This state or

05 Nov 2009

Remember, remember the 5th of November

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. Maybe it is time for us to go all Guy Fawkes against the Talibangelicals who have taken control of this country.

30 Oct 2009

Dr. King’s anti-gay daughter to head civil rights organization he started

From the Seattle Times The Rev. Bernice King has been chosen as the first woman to head the civil rights organization co-founded by her father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference announced her election as its eighth president Friday morning. Interim President Byron Clay called

12 Oct 2009

Uncivil political discourse is a part of history

I wasn’t going to post this, but the criticism of Pam because of her comments about President Obama and the “pajama-clad Internet fringe” comment coming from the White House tell me this is timely. Late last month, Charisse Carney-Nunes fired up the computer at her home in Washington to check

06 Oct 2009

FTC takes first steps to regulate blogging

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for the first time and mandating that testimonials reflect typical results. The FTC will require writers on the Web clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies

05 Oct 2009

Taking “bat sh-t crazy” to a whole new level: The Conservative Bible Project

According to the “good” folk at the Conservapedia, it is no longer enough to hold the Bible as the literal word of God: it must be purged of all liberal thought and get rewritten to support the neo-con agenda. The project's goals and a link to where you can “help”

17 Sep 2009

Regarding mandated health insurance

I'm hearing an awful lot of people supporting the one “reform” proposal that seems likely to pass into law: mandated health insurance. That is where Americans are obligated by law to have insurance, either because their employer willingly decides to provide it as a benefit or because you must pay

17 Sep 2009

Teen birth rates highest in most religious states

Seriously, does this surprise ANYONE? U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests. The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for

14 Sep 2009

A simple, poignant way to make a point on marriage equality

How would you feel if you had to ask 4 million people for permission to get married?

11 Sep 2009

New California amendment: “2010 California Marriage Protection Act”

The text of this initiative to amend the state constitution is available here. Like Prop 8, the measure is very short and easy to parse. It reads: Section 7.6 is added to Article I of the California Constitution, to read: No party to any marriage shall be restored to the state of