02 Sep 2009

Judge won’t block Referendum 71 (in Washington State)

A King County judge will not block Secretary of State Sam Reed's certification this morning of Referendum 71 for the November ballot. King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector made the ruling this morning in response to a lawsuit filed last week by Washington Families Standing Together, a group supporting

11 May 2009

Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As ‘Fun, Watchable’

Link I saw the movie Saturday; it is every bit as disappointing as this news clip relates.

05 May 2009

Update: Democratic Underground’s Great Gay Purge of 2009

This is a follow-up to my previous diary entry here at Pam’s House Blend. The dust seems to have settled, and the death toll stands thus: Solon Yardwork Vanje Runcible Spoon (previously known as FarceofNature) Marrah G Sundog TechBear Seattle (me) Zuiderelle (previously known as PelosiFan) Dbackjon Maven (previously known

04 May 2009

Democratic Underground purging “uppity” gay people

Within the last 12 hours or so, moderators at the Democratic Underground have tombstoned* several leading voices of the forum’s LGBT community, including Solon, Yardwork, PelosiFan, Marrah_G, Vanje, RuncibleSpoon and even me (TechBear_Seattle.) It started apparently when Solon, Yardwork and Vanje had their accounts shut down for getting pissed off

29 Apr 2009

Argentinian bank with trans positive commercial

It is a risky, but very beautiful, commercial. I’m not holding my breath for something similar in the US, though.

15 Dec 2008

On the lighter side: “Scrooge in Rouge” playing in New Orleans

If you are in or close to New Orleans, hie thee down to Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., Friday and Saturday nights before 8pm or Sunday before either 2pm or 6pm for Scrooge in Rouge: A British Musical Hall Christmas Carol. More, and a very funny video clip,

31 Oct 2008

Samuel L. Jackson does a “No On 8” ad

“It wasn’t that long ago that discrimination was legal in California.” “Vote NO on Prop 8. It is unfair, and it is wrong.”