24 Feb 2013

Sunday Late Night: Just Repeal the Sequester

We will likely be warned, apocalyptically, for the next five days. The effects on our air travel, our food inspection, our health research, our military “readiness:” all catastrophic. House members, House leadership, House minority members, Senate leadership and members, Administration spokespersons and Cabinet members — all the way to the president.

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23 Feb 2013

Laura Bush Gets Marriage Equality Ad Dropped Completely

Complete and utter cowardice on display here from the marriage equality advocates among Big Gay Inc. First of all, Respect for Marriage Coalition chose war criminals, and Laura Bush, to demonstrate the broad acceptability of marriage equality in America. Not a good idea to include war criminals, first of all.

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21 Feb 2013

AP Backs Down, Will Acknowledge Legal Marriages with “Husband” and “Wife”

The Associated Press, only two months after from the announcement that the word “homophobia” did not meet their style guidelines, decided last week to be homophobic. Their guidelines would now no longer permit the use of “husband” or “wife” for persons in legal marriages when the partner was same-sex.

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21 Feb 2013

AP Backs Down, Will Acknowledge Legal Marriages with “Husband” and “Wife”

The Associated Press, only two months after from the announcement that the word “homophobia” did not meet their style guidelines, decided last week to be homophobic. Their guidelines would now no longer permit the use of “husband” or “wife” for persons in legal marriages when the partner was same-sex. GLAAD

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20 Feb 2013

War Criminals for Marriage Equality

You take your allies where you can find them, I learned again this weekend when Don Rumsfeld, Princeton wrestler and Navy wrestler, OpEdded in the Washington Post in favor of continuing wrestling as an Olympic sport. I didn’t like seeing him rehabilitating himself through the Olympic movement, but the WaPo

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17 Feb 2013

Sunday Late Night: Ombudsman Ends as Pravda Wins

Pravda means “truth.” But we learned that in Soviet Russia, falseness is true. Now, in America, our news is truthiness.

Ombudsman is defined as “a designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide independent, impartial, confidential and informal assistance to managers and employees, clients and/or other stakeholders of a corporation, university, non-governmental organization, governmental agency or other entity. As an independent and neutral employee, the organizational ombudsman ideally should have no other role or duties. This is in order to maintain independence and neutrality, and to prevent real or perceived conflicts of interest.”

At the Washington Post, the Ombudsman was originally called the readers’ representative.

But it’s been a long time since that was true.

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10 Feb 2013

Sunday Late Night: Why Are All SOTU Responses From The Right?

Apparently, the number of State of the Union responses has been stretched yet again, this year to three: not only will Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Tea Party darling of the Florida right, deliver his response in both Spanish and English. (Which counts as *two* responses, in my book, however you dress it up in the same GOP container. By the way, someone IS keeping track that he says the same thing in both speeches, right? DNC Oppo Research Dept? Hello?)

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06 Feb 2013

Progressive Caucus Shows How to Get to Balance

The House Progressive Caucus has shown the way to balance in the debate on how to avoid the sequester. It’s important to remember that the first “fix” was all program cuts, and the second “fix” reduced the proportion of program cuts from 100% to 70% — but the entire enterprise is still weighted to the GOP program-cuts side.

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06 Feb 2013

Progressive Caucus Shows How to Get to Balance

The House Progressive Caucus has shown the way to balance in the debate on how to avoid the sequester. It’s important to remember that the first “fix” was all program cuts, and the second “fix” reduced the proportion of program cuts from 100% to 70% — but the entire enterprise

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03 Feb 2013

Souper Bowl Sunday Late Night: Soup’s On!

As promised, tonight’s Sunday Late Night is a soup recipe thread, to get Firepups through the winter and over any colds and flu that wander our way. I hope you’ll join in!

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