March 2, 2011

Jud McMillin (PostBlurb)

Indiana's Jud McMillin: A Tale of Glass Houses & Rocks

Filed by Bil Browning | March 02, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Indiana Republican State Rep Jud McMillin is a man with a secret past, but you can't keep everything hidden forever - especially when it includes petty theft allegations, vehicular homicide, and a tawdry sex scandal.Read More

The GOP's Budget Body Count: 700,000

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 02, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Republican response to the painful consequences of their budget cuts runs the gamut from “So be it,” to “So what?” “So be it,” said Speaker John Boehner to news that Republican budget cuts would slash over 200,000 jobs....Read More

Our Coming Culture of Poverty: Now Everyone Will Be Greedy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Over the last 24 hours*, I read four items where people were called greedy: 1. An article from Rahna Reiko Rizzuto on Salon, where she talks about taking a professional opportunity in Japan for six months and leaving her children...Read More

Are Our Politics Born of Immutable Principles?

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | March 02, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Since we plan to move in together, C, being more traditional than I am about these things, took me home to meet his family. Besides his mom and dad, his brother, his sister and her husband and baby were there....Read More

Russian Gay Activist California Tour Cancelled Over Anti-Jewish Remark

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 02, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

There was great excitement in California when it was announced that Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev was coming to America to speak about his often dangerous demonstrations supporting LGBT rights. The trip was arranged primary by Alekseev Chicago-based activist friend,...Read More

Why We Need a Culture of Giving in the LGBT Community

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 02, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

The other day I put up a post entitled "Why You Shouldn't Donate To The National Stonewall Democrats." The title was tongue-in-cheek, designed to pique interest, and it did, but it also started a controversy in the comments section and...Read More

Westboro Baptist Church Wins Supreme Court Case

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The Supreme Court has ruled that a civil judgment against the Westboro Baptist Church, in a case brought by a father of a guy killing Iraq whose funeral the Phelpses protested, can't stand because of the First Amendment: "What Westboro...Read More

Rethinking Sexual Hypocrisy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I posted yesterday a video with Lawrence O'Donnell's very waspy attack on Newt Gingrich's ability to "defend" the institution of marriage considering his several divorces and remarriages. But if you want to see how it's really done, take a look...Read More

CPAC Souvenirs: Gauche Bumpersticker

Filed by Bil Browning | March 02, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I picked up all sorts of unintentionally funny tidbits at the CPAC convention last month, but I really giggled over this one. It's a bumper sticker who's maker obviously did not get the Freedom Fries memo a few years back....Read More

How Many Parents Does Rufus Wainwright's Daughter Have?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | March 02, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen (born February 2, 2011) is the heir to folk music royalty. As the granddaughter of Loudon Wainwright III, Kate McGarrigle, and Leonard Cohen, she starts off life with songs - and poetry - in her blood....Read More


Chinese Marriage Debate Looks Familiar

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The impacts of same-sex marriage include the 'domino effect' that it may bring upon the marriage system. Once same-sex marriage is legalized, it may lead to the debates on legalizing 'multi-partner marriage' and 'human-animal marriage.' If the law recognizes same-sex...Read More

AFA Lawyer: DOMA Is Probably Unconstitutional

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

An American Family Association attorney says that DOMA is probably unconstitutional, "particularly" Section 2. Also, didn't hear this Newt Gingrich quotation, in which he equates the Holder letter to Sarah Palin declaring a Supreme Court decision unconstitutional. Yeah, that...Read More