Politics: October 2005

Miss Rosa Parks - 1913-2005

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2005 | 9:47 AM | comments

Copyright 2005 The Washington Post Writers Group The whole nation mourns the loss of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Ms. Parks was a one woman tornado contained in the small, heroic body of a small black woman. She is...Read More

This has been so NOT about Miers...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 27, 2005 | 9:01 AM | comments

... her positions, or her relative lack of qualifications to serve in this area of the law. The biggest clue to that was yesterday's piece in the Washington Post by Mathew D. Staver, head of the Falwell-backed Liberty Counsel, who...Read More

When You Get Discouraged

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2005 | 5:15 PM | comments

When working with your city councilor to get the human rights ordinance passed has you worn out and tired you can always read Matt Tulley's column in today's Indy Star. And then you'll be glad that you're not dealing with...Read More

Lower the Flag to Half Staff

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2005 | 9:37 PM | comments

Rosa Parks is dead. Ms. Parks was a true leader - a revolutionary with a just cause. She deserves more honors than our country can ever bestow....Read More

Captain Capitalism

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2005 | 5:13 PM | comments

AtomFilms gives us this jewel. Captain Capitalism, the Cold War's ultimate hero, teaches schoolchildren the do's and don'ts of cussing -- with a little help from Dick Cheney....Read More

Why's Pat So Worried?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2005 | 10:41 AM | comments

Inside sources from today's Health Finance Commission meeting (where State Senator Pat Miller's "State Authorized Pregnancy" bill was to have been heard before being withdrawn) tell bilerico.com that the not-so-good Senator beefed up security for the meeting. Several state police...Read More

Today's chuckle

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2005 | 2:02 PM | comments

Bush-Cheney: Touching Your Life...Read More

The Choice of Place and Time

Filed by Chris Douglas | October 17, 2005 | 9:12 PM | comments

1. Daniels comments on nondiscrimination in the private sector are insufficient, inadequate, and indefensible. 2. I re-affirm my comments in 2004 that a legislative expansion of protections for glbt citizens will be the measure by which Governor Daniels should...Read More

Screw It

Filed by Bil Browning | October 17, 2005 | 5:49 PM | comments

I'm going to become a Republican. I'm going to accept Christ as my own personal weapon. Remember, the more you talk about Jesus, the less you have to act like him! Hat tip to Shakespeare's Sister....Read More

Read Between the Lines: Daniels says "No" to Statewide Non-Discrimination

Filed by Ed Team | October 16, 2005 | 10:50 PM | comments

If I were to give Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels a grade based on his civil rights record up to this point, he would have earned a solid "B" in my book. The next grading period is suddenly not looking...Read More

"World Turned Upside Down"

Filed by Chris Douglas | October 15, 2005 | 1:33 PM | comments

That is the name of the tune that the British army played during their formal surrender to their former colonies. An important event marking a sea change. I have had this sensation in observing progress in the Marion County...Read More

Brizzi shows council the way

Filed by Bil Browning | October 14, 2005 | 5:44 PM | comments

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi (R) announced today that his department would formally adopt language in their non-discrimination policy that specifically forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation. In the article, Brizzi points to the city-county council's failure to pass...Read More

Jib Jab's latest

Filed by Bil Browning | October 14, 2005 | 5:39 PM | comments

Jib Jab's latest is a Wal-Mart spoof. Because we all know Wal-Mart sucks!...Read More

Just when you think it can't get worse

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2005 | 7:51 PM | comments

You see something like this. And you lose all hope in the intelligence level of your fellow Americans....Read More


Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2005 | 11:18 AM | comments

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Coats to the Rescue!

Filed by Ed Team | October 08, 2005 | 5:05 PM | comments

The White House has asked our own erstwhile Senator Dan Coats to shepherd Harriet Miers through the Senate confirmation process, given his cred with the right-wing fringe of the Republican Party. The hope is that Coats "will help assauge...Read More

NUVO On Air America

Filed by Ed Team | October 07, 2005 | 8:28 PM | comments

Air America Radio is going to run a news piece based on Laura McPhee's story in this week's NUVO "Unauthorized reproduction" about the law introduced by State Senator Patricia Miller that would have made marriage a prerequisite for pregnancy...Read More

Indy Star on Unauthorized Reproduction bill

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2005 | 11:35 AM | comments

Today's Indianapolis Star has an editorial about state senator Patricia Miller's (R - Indy) "Unauthorized Reproduction" bill that would have outlawed artificial insemination for gays and lesbians. Our position: Legislative proposal would have strayed way too far into Hoosiers'...Read More

Ding! Dong! This witch is still alive!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2005 | 11:30 AM | comments

Matthew Tulley has an interesting column in today's Indianapolis Star. He raises the possibilities that state senator Patricia Miller's (R - Indy) "authorized reproduction" bill isn't truly dead. It's just being doggie bagged for later reheating... Bad ideas often...Read More

No one ever heeds a prophet...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2005 | 10:01 AM | comments

A new BBC documentary claims that President Bush has told other world leaders that he's on a mission from God. God apparently speaks to W, telling him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq as well as to establish a Palestinian...Read More

Are you sure?

Filed by Chris Douglas | October 06, 2005 | 5:04 PM | comments

I returned to school last weekend for several days of public-policy oriented events. Condoleeza Rice spoke, as did the homeland security chief, neither of whom added much to the body of knowledge of listeners. (By contrast, General Petreuas (sp?)...Read More

Hoosiers make the news

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2005 | 3:56 PM | comments

Two Hoosier politicians have made national news lately. Senator Richard Lugar (R) is a possible contender for the Nobel Peace Prize, while former Senator Dan Coats has been tapped to shepherd ShrubCo's nominee for the Supreme Court, Harriet Miers,...Read More

Those Golden Moments

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2005 | 1:13 PM | comments

"What separates her from the others is a single attribute: friendship with the President." -â€" New Hampshire Union Leader, 10/5/05 A Golden Tribute to ShrubCo's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. (You'll need Quicktime.)...Read More

Unauthorized reproduction bill is DOA

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2005 | 6:00 PM | comments

State senator Patricia Miller (R) has decided to drop her controversial authorized pregnancy bill. The Indy Star's Mary Beth Schneider reports: A controversial proposed bill to prohibit gays, lesbians and single people from using medical procedures to become pregnant...Read More

Cognitive Dissonance Resolved?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 05, 2005 | 5:01 AM | comments

I've been asking myself, "Why?" ever since learning about the Miller "unauthorized reproduction" bill, specifically, "Why would someone as legislatively savvy as Pat Miller, who has had the experience of what including single parents in exclusions targeted on the...Read More

Indiana as Fundamentalist Dystopia or Patricia Miller's Real Life Handmaid's Tale -- Expanded Hoosier Strategy Version

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 05, 2005 | 1:49 AM | comments

Just call me Offred but, oh, I hope this doesn't portend a trend. Indiana State Senator Patricia L. Miller is a longtime homohater-in-denial, one of the "some of my best friends are..." kind and a leader of Indiana's overpopulated...Read More

Pat Miller gets around

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2005 | 8:52 PM | comments

State Senator Pat Miller's controversial bill which would outlaw lesbian artificial insemination has made the local and national blogs. And just think - you heard it first here on bilerico.com via Randy's post. Advance Indiana: Senator Pat Miller's Sexual...Read More

State Senator Miller Attacks Reproductive Rights

Filed by Ed Team | October 03, 2005 | 9:13 PM | comments

If you thought that Indiana's ridiculously backward General Assembly could not possibly get any worse, you might want to think again. I received a "heads up" from Nuvo's Laura McPhee along with her permission to share excerpts of her...Read More

Are we surprised?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2005 | 1:35 PM | comments

ShrubCo announced his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor this morning. In keeping with all of this corrupt administration's nominations for important positions in government, he has picked someone with no experience as a judge....Read More

Taking Down Words

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2005 | 3:49 PM | comments

Taking Down Words has a great post up today about the Indianapolis HRO. Since TDW is read by many local politicians and reporters, let's hope it has an impact....Read More

Some really funny stuff...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2005 | 11:14 PM | comments

You have to check out Dick Cheney's blogcasts... Some of the best lines: "I'd like to thank both of you for sending me get well cards" and "With Tom DeLay and Bill Frist, this isn't a scandal. It's leadership."...Read More