06 Jul 2007

Friday Late Nite: “Set the Table, Please”

America is ready to impeach Dick Cheney. Polling released Friday (ARG, via TPM Election Central) shows the American people support impeachment proceedings against the Vice President.Congress can continue to investigate and educate the American public about impeaching the President. (Friday’s poll shows Americans are equally split on the issue of a Bush impeachment — !) But with regard to the Vice President, Americans have decided.

01 Jul 2007

Late Late Sunday FDL: Bike-Ride Time

It takes a whole lot for me to feel any sympathy whatsoever for The Oval Occupant, but this did tug at me a little:Even if he tries to avoid the media surround sound, Bush cannot help running into criticism. A group of moderate House Republicans bluntly told him during a recent White House meeting that he had become a drag on the party.

01 Jul 2007

Late Sunday Nite FDL: Never Doubt

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret MeadTwenty-five years ago, a mysterious plague gripped America’s big-city gay ghettos. There were no answers and there was little help for the afflicted. People were frightened, people got sick quickly, and people died.

29 Jun 2007

Late Late Nite FDL: Last Chance!

Saturday (tomorrow) midnite is the last chance to give our Blue Americans some Second Quarter Love — tomorrow is the last day of the quarter, and we want our candidates to have a great Second Quarter, don’t we? Second Quarter is when our candidates get to show they’ve got the wide, broad, grassroots support required to keep primary opponents at bay.

29 Jun 2007

Late Friday FDL: Is Obama Bidenphobic?

If Joe Biden announced that you got tested for AIDS the moment after he announced his own AIDS test, how quickly would you clarify that you didn’t get tested with him?Let’s go to last night’s debate transcript: SEN. BIDEN: … I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS.

24 Jun 2007

Late Late Sunday FDL: You Gonna Want What?

My favorite paragraph from Cheney Chapter Two (my emph):That same day, Aug. 1, 2002, Yoo signed off on a second secret opinion, the contents of which have never been made public. According to a source with direct knowledge, that opinion approved as lawful a long list of specific interrogation techniques proposed by the CIA — including waterboarding, a form of near-drowning that the U.S.

24 Jun 2007

Late Nite FDL: Summertime Sunday

Is the summertime living easy where you are?Special summertime easiness for me was on Cape Cod, particularly at Harwich Junior Theatre, where young thespians budded. When the school year ended, we’d trek north with our beagle wedged in the in-between section of the station wagon; we spent all summer at my dad’s parents’ house.

22 Jun 2007

Is Africa Slipping Away?

  The availability of antiretrovirals in Africa is changing the face of AIDS for the same reason the face of AIDS changed in gay America in the nineties: Five years into what she jokingly calls her “marriage” to the medicine she takes twice each day, Moloi has a round face,

17 Jun 2007

Late Late Sunday Nite: Visions in My Eyes

More Tiga tonite! The fiance’s new discovery sings Sunglasses At Night; lip-synched by fabulous NYC drag queen Amanda Lapore. You didn’t think my first nite at the wheel was gonna get less gay as it got later, didja? Oh no. Gotta have a strong dose for those Monday morning early

17 Jun 2007

LateNite Sunday: “Sir, Yes Sir !”

Happy Pride Month, people! It’s June, the gayest month in EssEff (among many). The rainbow flags are flying up and down Market Street and our parade is one week from today!And look who’s our Pride Parade Celebrity Grand Marshall: Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva, the first American wounded in the