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October 9th, 2012

Help make Maine the first

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On November 6th voters in Maine will decide whether or not to legalize gay marriage in their state. If enough people vote "Yes on 1", Maine will become the FIRST state to legalize the freedom to marry through a voter referendum. This is big. "Ballot initiatives banning the legal recognition of same-sex marriage have succeeded in 31 states, and no state has ever approved same-sex marriage by popular vote." (Emphasis mine.) I really want to see this happen. My family is from Maine. Someday I might move there. Someday I might want to get married there.

There are plenty of people who live there and want to get married RIGHT NOW.

I just donated to the Mainers United for Marriage campaign to help get more ads on TV to counteract the negative ads being run by the groups that want to deny the right to marry to people who want it, need it, and deserve it.

Please, donate if you can afford to.

March 13th, 2012

it's time...

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... to pull out the Obama icons and get fired up because seriously, Santorum CANNOT be the next president of the United States. I realize the Republicans are still flailing around trying to decide on a candidate, but the fact that he keeps beating Romney in primaries/caucuses is just scary.

Voters Slowly Realizing Santorum Believes Every Deranged Word That Comes Out Of His Mouth

March 3rd, 2012

Prop 8 play

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Airing LIVE right now on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanEqualRights/featured

ETA: That was amazing. The video of the performance will be posted on YouTube soon. Don't miss it. Martin Sheen, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Kevin Bacon and so many other extremely talented actors. Everyone should see this.

May 27th, 2010

hilarity

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So the Republicans have launched this new website, AmericaSpeakingOut.com. From the site: "America Speaking Out is your opportunity to change the way Congress works by proposing ideas for a new policy agenda." You'll find a few real suggestions from actual Republicans, but mostly you'll find awesome "ideas" from extremely funny liberals. After a few minutes of browsing I found my favorite:

all sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, and tapioca lids should be interchangeable. that way, when you have some leftover soup, you can just grab any old tub and any old lid. or leftover spaghetti.

You can read a little more about the launch of the site in THIS Washington Post article, but really, just go to the site and start reading the posts. My friend said it restored her faith in the American sense of humor :)

March 1st, 2010

I don't care if it's legal, this should be done!!

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Most of us first learned of "the fillibuster" from watching "Mr Smith Goes To Washington." In this case, it was a good idea.

The Republicans, however, seem to think that it's a good idea all the time. About EVERYTHING. Any bill they don't like, any Cabinet appointee, they just start spewing bullshit from the floor in order to stop it.

Today, Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning caused the furlough of Federal workers due to his bullshit.

So, I have an idea.

Any time any Senator decides to pull this kind of crap that results in people losing out on pay, how about it ONLY affects their state? Everyone else gets to work, except the state for which the particular Senator hails from. Think the Teabaggers would get the point then?

December 23rd, 2009

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How Do I Know China Wrecked the Copenhagen Deal? I Was In The Room"

I found this article quite interesting on many levels. And thought I would share.

October 18th, 2009

Reps for That or WWBKD?

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Hey all. This is a new asylum for me,
happier_ bunny
suggested I crosspost this here:


I just ran across this YT video that was such a perfect blend of factual info and snarkilicious Brian Kinney tongue in cheekiness, I thought I'd post it here for all to enjoy. (or at the least the one or two of you that might read this).

Better hurry, 'cause I figure Apple will have it removed pretty soon, just sayin...

October 15th, 2009

Don't let it happen again

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Remember when Prop 8 passed in California and how much that sucked and how much we all wished we'd done more to fight it? Well the same thing is going to happen in Maine if we don't all step up and get to work RIGHT NOW!

On November 3rd Maine voters will go to the polls to vote on Question 1. Of course the wording is confusing (just like it was in CA) and voters will have to vote NO on 1 to say YES to marriage equality.

There are 3 ways you can help defeat Question 1 right this very moment, because if you're reading this you're already online so it's super easy to get to work right now!

First, email every single person you know who lives in Maine and tell them why you support marriage equality. Make sure they understand that they have to VOTE NO ON 1 on November 3rd to protect the rights of same-sex couples in Maine.

Second, DONATE to the No on 1 campaign. I'm poor and I just gave $50.

Third (and the most fun of the three!), sign up to CALL FOR EQUALITY. You can do it from anywhere in the country as long as you have internet access and a phone. I've done it twice this week and it's incredibly easy and really helps the campaign.

Remember Prop 8. Please, don't let it happen again!

October 7th, 2009

National Equality March this weekend!

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Listen to Michelle -- get your asses to Washington for the March this weekend!

Schedule of Events here.
More general info here.
Info on free buses from NYC to DC and back, here.
Travel and Accomodations info here.

September 9th, 2009

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THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT!

June 26th, 2009

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Take a few minutes to stand up with Lt. Dan Choi.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT & SIGN HIS LETTER

June 24th, 2009

And you just *know* he's against gay marriage!

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Dear Gov Sandford (R-South Carolina)

Please stop. You're killing me.

Dude, you have to tell people where you're going. It's like, a rule or something.

Disappearing for four days without even your wife knowing where you are is so not cool. You made your Lt Gov look like a schmuck. Well, he kinda is, but...still.

And stop with the apologizing to your wife and kids, cause you you didn't give a fuck about them when you were dipping into the hot mama down in Argentina.

I hope she takes ALL YO SHIT!!!

And those emails? They belong on either [info]weepingcock or McTabby's Summary Executions. Or, Miss Giggles Really Bad Romantic Fiction's list. Still, listening to Keith Olbermann reading them out loud really made a hard day better. So thanks for that. Next time, DELETE, then EMPTY THE TRASH!!!

I mentioned to a friend today that, while the Ten Commandments say nothing about homosexuality, it does say this: "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Guess you were absent when they taught that in Sunday school.

Again, I hope your wife takes ALL YO SHIT!!!

You Republicans have been a never ending source of amusement for me these last six months. By the way, weren't you one of the ones talking shit about your former Senator, John Edwards? Bet he's laughing his ass off right now.

No Love, but Many Giggles,
Red

June 17th, 2009

speak out!

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TELL OBAMA TO STOP DEFENDING DOMA

June 13th, 2009

A Lawyer's Take

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[info]happier_bunny has this to say about the DOJ briefing released yesterday.

Give it a peek.

May 23rd, 2009

Fallwell's Liberty University bans the Democratic club

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Read more and see Rachel Maddow's report on it here.

The name of the university is inherently a twisted irony, and this case just highlights it.

Trivial aside: Their sports teams are called the Liberty Flames! Sounds like it should be Debbie Novotny's bowling team. I'd be rolling on the floor laughing if this situation didn't piss me off so much, and the fact that LU has 11,000 students wasn't so depressing.

May 6th, 2009

From the Great State of Maine!!!

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Maine just legalized same sex marriage!!!

Story Here

There's NO WAY that California doesn't overturn Prop 8. They'd be shit in the eyes of the country.

Seriously, Maine, Vermont, IOWA?!?!? California, here's your cue.

In the words of RuPaul: "Don't fuck it up!"

April 29th, 2009

Whether you agree with it or not...

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...I think some of you guys may find this article interesting and/or amusing.

President Obama - Enlightened Top

April 25th, 2009

The Matthew Shepard Act

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One of my brothers works for a congressman, and says the office is taking A LOT of calls right now about the Matthew Shepard Act.
I'm sure many of you know about it by now, but here's some info: http://lezgetreal.com/?p=9708

Callers from the Right are saying that if passed, people's Freedom of Speech will be jeopardized, specifically Christian leaders (pastors, priests...), because they won't be able to speak negatively about homosexuality without it being viewed as a hate crime.

If this means something to you, and you have a minute (that's seriously all it will take), call your Representative and do what you can to set the record straight. Tell them that the Matthew Shepard Act only deals with violent crime (NOT speech) and urge them to help pass it.
Find your Rep. here: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml (Click on the name, and find the number to their Washington Office.)

It could be voted on in House of Representatives as early as next week.

Thank you.

April 20th, 2009

You know Fred, I like the way you think.

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A friend of mine is from Iowa. She asked her father what he thought of the marriage ruling.

The response from this 85 year old farming republican?

"It's about damn time."

I'm not big on generalizing people, but I love the Iowans I've met. The ones I know just seem to have a "as long as you don't bug me, I won't bug you" attitude. More people should listen to Fred. Let's hope they do.
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