Politics: June 2005

The Day Democracy died...

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 30, 2005 | 3:10 PM | comments

Of course, many of us believe that was December 12, 2000 when the Gore v. Bush Supreme Court decision installed ShrubCo as the first unelected president in history. However, the final nail in the coffin - the proof the...Read More

Patriots act

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2005 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I were featured in an INTake magazine article this week. The article (to coincide with the Fourth of July weekend) is about "Freedom Fighters" in Indiana. Darnell Morris-Compton has written an interesting focus on various individuals in...Read More

From Team Kucinich

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2005 | 4:13 PM | comments

Kucinich and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Homeward Bound Act Dennis Kucinich and a bipartisan group of Representatives on June 16 introduced House Joint Resolution 55, the Homeward Bound Act, calling for a plan and timeline to be established for U.S....Read More

Santorum has a heart?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2005 | 5:38 PM | comments

So I find myself flummoxed. I agree with Rick Santorum. I actually like the man for this. How in the hell did this happen? WASHINGTON - Puppies and kittens likely are not the first things that come to mind...Read More

Kick Rumsfeld in the balls

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2005 | 11:25 AM | comments

Did anyone else notice that inbetween covering a news conference for a lost little boy who isn't lost anymore and the decades overdue trial of a KKK killer, Rumsfeld got his teeth knocked in by Ted Kennedy? We were...Read More

Micah is right to worry

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2005 | 10:00 AM | comments

Republicans and Christians are not so homogeneous as Democrats and the media pretend. Last year, Indiana Republicans asked Hoosiers if they were in favor of equal rights for gays and lesbians; 70% said yes. That helps Mich Daniels to...Read More

Clark Continues to Deflect Criticism

Filed by Ed Team | June 20, 2005 | 7:14 AM | comments

In an obvious "hey, I'm not the only one criticizing the governor" move, American Family Association of Indiana President Micah Clark has issued a "special" email newsletter just three days after his rambling backpedaling post from last week. Clark...Read More

Hostettler who?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 17, 2005 | 9:27 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that even the right wingers are backing away from Representative John "Isn't he really from Kentucky?" Hostettler. Seems John (or as we like to call him around here, "The crazy congressman from Evansville") is...Read More

Are Micah Clark and the AFA Backpedaling?

Filed by Ed Team | June 17, 2005 | 2:53 PM | comments

I get the American Family Association of Indiana's online newsletters, and today's was quite interesting. The normally timid (read: repressed queer) Micah Clark had recently ripped Gov. Mitch Daniels a new one after Daniels issued his non-discrimination policy as...Read More

Impeach Bush - Then try him for war crimes!

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 15, 2005 | 10:36 PM | comments

One of my favorite non-GLBT issues is the effort to expose the lies and crimes of ShrubCo. If you haven't already heard of it, the Downing Street Memo is a bombshell document that exposes the lies of the US...Read More

Other protest wrap ups

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2005 | 9:46 PM | comments

Rep. Espich on supporting bigotry: "I sure do!" by IndyScribe (Steph Mineart) Post protest by Sardonic Bomb Indiana Action Network Protests Bosma Mass Ave Fundraiser by WISH-TV 8 (CBS)...Read More

IAN Delivers Noisy Greeting to Bigotry Supporters

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2005 | 12:53 PM | comments

PROTEST OF BOSMA FUNDRAISER AT RATHSKELLAR DRAWS APPROX. 100 Re-printed from GayIndy.Org Indianapolis--Attendees of Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's annual "Junetoberfest" fundraiser were greeted by a noisy crowd of protesters as they entered the Rathskellar Restaurant on June 13. About...Read More

Bosma Is A Wanker

Filed by Ed Team | June 13, 2005 | 11:50 PM | comments

The title, I think, should pretty much sum up what I think of him. Brian is such a wanker...such a hypocrite. I finally decided to post after seeing his little interview with WISH-TV 8. If I'm not mistaken, the...Read More

After the Bosma protest

Filed by Bil Browning | June 13, 2005 | 10:01 PM | comments

We just got home from the Bosma protest. About 100-150 people came out to chase away Republican legislators and lobbyists from Bosma's Beer Bash For Cash. As the attendees showed up, they were greeted with cries of "SHAME!" and...Read More

Just when you think you've got it bad

Filed by Bil Browning | June 09, 2005 | 1:00 PM | comments

Okay, so this story should serve as a reminder that sometimes shit happens. You just never know when it'll be your time, I guess....Read More

Meme Too

Filed by Ed Team | June 08, 2005 | 6:10 PM | comments

OK...If Bil can be a virgin again, so can I. Losing it is so much fun....again. So I've been tagged for a meme. Here we go..... as if anyone cares! 1) Estimate the total number of books you've owned...Read More

Good for Julia!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2005 | 8:37 AM | comments

Julia Carson is my representative to Congress. She held a "summit" a couple days ago with other top Democrats to give them hell about they way they've been voting on GLBT issues. After gathering dozens of the most powerful...Read More