Politics: August 2005

A Different View of Hurricane Katrina

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 31, 2005 | 6:50 PM | comments

Hurricane Katrina has been absolutely devastating to New Orleans and areas in Mississippi and Alabama. New Orleans - a city of over 500,000 and over 1 million in the metro area - is nearly devastated. I believe this is...Read More

Canned hunting redux

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2005 | 11:53 PM | comments

I've been keeping our gentle readers informed about the recent decision by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to stop the nefarious practice known as "canned hunting." This is when breeders raise deer or other exotic species like zebra...Read More

Calling an Incompetent Liar an Incompetent Liar

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | August 27, 2005 | 9:10 PM | comments

Our nation's HDDIC (Head Dry[?] Drunk In Charge] is losing it. I'm a firm believer that love will conquer hate any day of the week but sometimes love means speaking truth to power in ways power doesn't like. Doug...Read More

Scott Keller and input

Filed by Ed Team | August 25, 2005 | 1:09 PM | comments

Hi, folks. I heard last night that Scott Keller is looking for personal stories of how discrimination has affected them in terms of being GLBT and also how GLBT organizations have helped them. Would anyone happen to have contact...Read More

The Underdog Railroad

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 2005 | 9:36 AM | comments

I found this interesting article today. It's about the underground railroad that has sprung up via the internet to transport stray and unwanted dogs to new owners across the country. It's a long article, but definitely worth the time...Read More

Boiling Mad About Bosma

Filed by Ed Team | August 23, 2005 | 10:33 PM | comments

Ok, I knew I shouldn't have gone.. but I saw the article in the Lafayette Journal and Courier for the Purdue College Republicans Callout tonight. Their keynote speaker was none other than the exalted Speaker of the Indiana House...Read More

That Darn Pat!

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2005 | 9:40 AM | comments

What would the world of televangelism be without Pat Robertson? The original snake oil salesman with the penchant for preaching, Robertson oversees a worldwide empire of millions of viewers and listeners. He's also known for making outrageous, radical comments...Read More

Another case of animal collecting

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2005 | 8:58 PM | comments

There was another story on the IndyChannel.com about animal collecting this weekend. While I know that this phenomenon isn't peculiar to Hoosiers, it sure as hell does seem like it happens here an awful lot. When we get the...Read More

Evacuated from Reality

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 18, 2005 | 9:54 PM | comments

I'm on another "this burns my ass" tirade...Sorry. I'm used to biased media...I mean, really. How can you read or watch the news and NOT see the bias, one way or another? But today, I've been bombarded with images...Read More

Canned hunting update

Filed by Bil Browning | August 17, 2005 | 9:17 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has decided to close the loopholes that allow for fenced hunting in Indiana. The DNR's move followed the high-profile trial of Russ Bellar, a Peru deer farmer...Read More

Rove is an evil genius, example # (Too many to count)

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | August 11, 2005 | 2:10 AM | comments

Truism: Everything ShrubCo does is designed to do the following: 1) Transfer wealth to the rich from everyone else and/or 2) Distract the pilferees from the fact that #1 is taking place. Enter Roberts. Prior to his current judge...Read More

Outing Little Miss Ron.....

Filed by Ed Team | August 08, 2005 | 7:00 PM | comments

...Reagan, Jr. Fooled ya, didn't I? Hee hee. (That's from a great line in Angels in America). Now that I have your attention: I have always thought outing was evil. As someone who didn't come out until I was...Read More

An interesting juxtaposition

Filed by Bil Browning | August 06, 2005 | 9:08 AM | comments

One of my favorite columnists, Ted Rall, recently had an interesting article about the Iraqi insurgents. Rall points out that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. He asks why America, which consistently cheers for the underdog, isn't...Read More

And Now a Word from Quentin Tarantino

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2005 | 5:19 PM | comments

I've felt over the years that its best to separate in one's mind what one knows from what one speculates. And where speculation enters into the picture, highlight it as such and heavily footnote and caveat. In the absence...Read More

Talk is cheap ...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | August 05, 2005 | 12:26 AM | comments

Stonewall Dems has a useful website for Roberts confirmation activism, including a 'write to the Senate Judiciary' feature. (Added value: It's not as earnestly het boring as some of the usual suspects' excellent but predictable efforts.)...Read More

Morford on Roberts

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | August 04, 2005 | 11:42 PM | comments

"...a neoconservative Supreme Court justice who is so white and so male and so gleamingly, blindingly conservative he might as well be Dick Cheney and Antonin Scalia's immaculate love child." -- Mark Morford, "Who Loves Creepy Megachurches? Stadium crowds,...Read More

Roberts On Advocacy for Gay Rights

Filed by Ed Team | August 04, 2005 | 5:54 AM | comments

(In the Star. Could be encouraging. - CHD) Roberts worked on gay-rights case Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee John Roberts worked behind the scenes for a coalition of gay-rights activists, and his legal expertise helped them...Read More

Brizzi to propose hate crimes legislation

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2005 | 12:49 PM | comments

Advance Indiana is reporting that Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi (R) will propose a hate crimes bill in the 2006 legislative session. Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has had a change of heart about hate crime laws which increase...Read More