Politics: September 2005

Now THAT'S Fucked Up

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 28, 2005 | 5:28 PM | comments

NowThatsFuckedUp.com is a website that bills itself as a place to swap pics of your wives/girlfriends. They're actually equal opportunity - they have forums for boyfriends/husbands too. Funny thing is...They charge you to see the wife/girlfriend pics but not...Read More

Holy Crimoli, Batman! Tom Delay has been indicted!

Filed by Ed Team | September 28, 2005 | 4:30 PM | comments

This just in from CNN and NPR. Tom DeLay has been indicted on one count of conspiracy by a Texas grand jury. DeLay maintains his innocence, but has stepped down, at least temporarily, as Senate Majority Leader. The Republican...Read More

More on Pence and the RSC

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 28, 2005 | 1:45 PM | comments

Poor Mike Pence. He's facing the hard reality that his party is that of "No Tax but Spend, Spend, Spend" -- that even his smarmy version of fiscal responsibility will be sacrificed on the altar of "Write Bad Checks...Read More

Luck more than planning

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 27, 2005 | 3:44 AM | comments

Stuck on the desire for things to have radically improved, the MSM has taken to ignoring reality again. In fact, it was just by the luck of the winds that there wasn't another NOLA-esque debacle. The invisible in America...Read More

How much you wanna bet?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2005 | 6:46 PM | comments

How much do you wanna bet that before the end of 2006, Michael "Brownie" Brown gets a medal? After all, it's what all of Bush's loser cronies get - a nice feathered nest and a medal. Hell, sometimes you...Read More

Let's talk about Lawrence

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2005 | 4:48 PM | comments

Apparently I need to start posting more Lawrence city-government news/rumors. Taking Down Word's June 6th post about the Lawrence mayor and city council members just keeps getting comments. Everyone from the deputy mayor to city councilors have weighed in....Read More

It's not just...

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2005 | 11:27 PM | comments

...his approval rating that's falling!...Read More

War president

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2005 | 5:47 PM | comments

Copyright Mykeru.com...Read More

GOP aide gets a slap on the wrist

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2005 | 3:58 PM | comments

A former lobbyist for BoseTreacy Associates who ran the Indiana Senate Majority Campaign Committee from January 2001 to November 2003 has been sentenced to a year in jail for defrauding the Republican committee out of $147,000. Bradley R. Hiller...Read More


Filed by Seth Kreigh | September 20, 2005 | 7:48 PM | comments

Don't know what a "failure" really is? Do a Google search to find out....Read More

The WRTV 6 story

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2005 | 8:32 AM | comments

Yesterday I did an interview with WRTV 6 (ABC) news. The focus of the story was Indiana Equality's efforts to get the city-county council to pass a human rights ordinance that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The measure...Read More

Indy star article about HRO

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2005 | 2:58 PM | comments

Today's front page of the Indianapolis Star has an article about Indiana Equality's recent efforts to help pass a human rights ordinance for Indianapolis that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The article has a couple of comments from...Read More

Police dog refuses bribe

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2005 | 10:35 PM | comments

This has to be one of the funniest Indianapolis Star stories I've seen in a while... WABASH, Ind. - A driver stopped for speeding tried to distract a drug sniffing dog by throwing dog biscuits from his car, state...Read More

Rove = Katrina Czar

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 16, 2005 | 1:25 PM | comments

And the sound of retching was heard throughout the land. From Karl Rove's Big Easy at the Huffington Post blog: So here is the White House’s Katrina Plan in a nutshell: block any independent examination of its failings, put...Read More

To those in denial that the response was racist:

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 13, 2005 | 1:59 PM | comments

As if leaving people to the ravages of classism was not deadly enough, white America is turning a blind eye to the blatant racism approaching the genocidal in NOLA, claiming that the ineptitude also touched other areas hard hit...Read More

One heck of an idea!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 12, 2005 | 9:49 PM | comments

Check out Morgan's post today at Nuvolab. For every person who leaves a comment on the site, she'll donate $2 to the American Red Cross. Let's drive that total up!...Read More

Another levee is leaking...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 12, 2005 | 8:06 PM | comments

...impact too early to tell....Read More

A Bush cover up?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 12, 2005 | 6:35 PM | comments

The international media is reporting about another possible BushCo cover up. While our federal government is still telling New Orleans residents that they'll be able to return to their homes within a couple months, some high ranking government scientists...Read More

New Orleans doctors euthanized patients

Filed by Bil Browning | September 11, 2005 | 10:41 PM | comments

This story isn't getting much play in the American media just yet, but the foreign press is reporting it. Doctors working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leave them to die in agony as they...Read More

The Imperial Vice-Presidency

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 10, 2005 | 7:36 AM | comments

What's good for His Highness Cheney* is clearly not acceptable for even the educated class. Case in point, Dr. Ben Marble, the Gulfport, Mississippi, emergency room doctor who CNN broadcast telling His Imperialness to "go fuck yourself", ruining Dick's...Read More

Hostettler gives NOLA the bird

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2005 | 7:59 AM | comments

Indiana congressman John Hostettler (R) voted against the aid package for the storm ravaged Gulf coast. This man is pure evil. He's a gun nut (Remember when he said that the right to bear arms meant all Americans should...Read More

A Challenge Appropriate to a Great Effort

Filed by Bil Browning | September 08, 2005 | 5:21 PM | comments

All my life, I have heard people say: "If only we could unite the country behind this project." Sometimes I said it myself. But as I got more experience, learned more history and had time to reflect, I came...Read More

Am I the only one?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 07, 2005 | 5:49 PM | comments

Am I the only one who finds humor in President Bush announcing that he'll lead his own investigation into the bungled botched debacle that is the Hurricane Katrina relief effort? Isn't that like OJ saying he'll find the real...Read More

Did "The Blade" cut too deeply?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 07, 2005 | 7:59 AM | comments

Steph from Commonplacebook.com sent out this article to the gayindy mailing list. It helps bring Mitch Daniels, current Indiana governor and former White House Budget Director, into the Hurricane Katrina picture. Mike Parker, the former head of the Army...Read More

Bush's Base on Katrina

Filed by Ed Team | September 07, 2005 | 7:56 AM | comments

From a reader responding to a poll question of who is responsible for what went wrong in New Orleans in today's Fax Daily, a local fax newsletter: "God is cleansing the chosen nation of sin. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah?...Read More

The Shrub didn't fall far from the tree...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 06, 2005 | 11:06 AM | comments

in a response on DailyKos today, Lilibeth writes: Barb's beautiful mind In light of what's been said about the racism and classism at work in this situation, I couldn't believe what I read this morning. According to Barbara Bush,...Read More

Telling the truth about Rehnquist

Filed by Bil Browning | September 06, 2005 | 8:11 AM | comments

Alan Dershowitz has an excellent article out recently that tells the truth about deceased Chief Justice William Rehnquist. This is not your standard Fox News love-fest... Rehnquist’s judicial philosophy was result-oriented, activist, and authoritarian. He sometimes moderated his views...Read More

Stragglers -- An Open Letter to Policymakers

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 06, 2005 | 6:59 AM | comments

First you starved and dehydrated and terrorized and neglected and dehumanized and did everything possible to not meet the needs of those stranded in New Orleans in the Superdome and Convention Center and hospitals and highway overpasses. Now you're...Read More

Heartbreaking video

Filed by Bil Browning | September 04, 2005 | 9:47 PM | comments

Someone sent me the link to this heartbreaking video over instant messenger. Watching an elected official break down on live TV is simply wrenching. "Shut up already and send me somebody," he says. I say we pack Bush's suitcase...Read More

If I believed in a deus ex-machina god...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 03, 2005 | 10:14 PM | comments

I'd be pissed. Rehnquist is dead. What's next, one of those end-all-life-on-earth comets? I do not want to have to do what needs doing for queers the long-haul, hat-in-hand-to-tyrannical-majority, emotion-driven, avoid-the-courts-at-all-costs way. It is just too much. This will/must...Read More

Central Database Needed

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 03, 2005 | 9:51 PM | comments

One of the most frustrating things beyond the treatment of the poor in New Orleans similarly to the Union prisoners at Andersonville during the Civil War, is the complete lack of a coordinated national clearinghouse to reconnect friends and...Read More

Bush fiddles while New Orleans burns

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2005 | 4:18 PM | comments

The news media seems to have taken its cue from the American public this time around. Hurricane Katrina, the largest natural disaster to ever happen in the United States, and the resulting rescue/salvage efforts have been sharply criticized by...Read More