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  • Log Cabin Republicans rip Rick Perry ad

    12/07/2011 1:22:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/07/2011 | By Brian Montopoli
    The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group, on Wednesday criticized a new ad from Rick Perry in which the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate suggests "there's something wrong" when gays can serve openly in the military but kids "can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." "Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. "It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of...
  • Next up: Gay rights group

    09/29/2011 2:30:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 09/29/11 | JULIE MASON
    President Obama of late is making the rounds of aggrieved Democratic constituencies. Next up, a Saturday address to the Human Rights Campaign. "Some LGBT rights supporters are hoping that Obama will take advantage of the opportunity to endorse marriage equality and to denounce initiatives that would ban marriage rights for same-sex couples in Minnesota and North Carolina," reports the Washington Blade. Probably not, for at least two reasons: While Obama has said his stance opposing gay marriage is "evolving," he has given no signal it's fully evolved since he declined to endorse gay marriage in June.
  • Fems and Dems Say Scalia’s Remarks Make Passing ERA Essential (title shortened)

    01/07/2011 5:43:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/7/2011 | Penny Starr
    Several House and Senate Democrats joined feminists at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to push for the introduction and passage of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women’s rights. The conference was timed to coincide with the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor, as ordered by the newly elected Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Recently, Supreme Court Justice (Antonin) Scalia stated his opinion that no provision in the Constitution, or the 14th amendment, would provide full and true equality to women and give them protection against sex discrimination,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said....
  • Genius Envy: War on Terror, No! War on “Conservadems,” Yes!

    12/17/2009 8:45:48 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 240+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 17 December, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Leftists who decried the War on Terror now use the same terminology to describe center-Left members of their own party. On last night’s episode of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, Ed Schultz interviewed Katrina vanden Heuvel about President Obama’s “sellout” on the health care bill. Katrina complained Obama’s is “a White House which has emboldened the conservadems, people like Joe Lieberman” who “is now holding hostage” socialized medicine. She repeated the elocution moments later while appealing to “citizens who don’t want to be held hostage by the insurance companies.” Schultz thanked her for appearing, adding, “Always the truth coming from you...
  • Gay advocates see bloodbath for New York Dem 'no' voters

    12/07/2009 6:23:36 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,269+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 7, 2009 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    Gay advocates will push to replace freshman Sen. Joseph Addabbo. Gay advocates are on the warpath after the state Senate killed same-sex marriage last week, and few Democratic senators who voted against the bill are safe from their wrath.After spending more than $1 million to help the Democrats retake the chamber for the first time in decades, powerful gay activists and donors say they'll support challengers against anti-gay-marriage senators in 2010. "It's going to be a bloodbath," one gay operative predicted. "We're going to use every single weapon in our quiver to take these people out. We either need to...
  • VALLEJO: Mayor's 'gay sin' remarks ignite protest

    12/02/2009 8:11:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,003+ views
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 12/2/9 | Shauntel Lowe
    Dozens of people crowded the steps of Vallejo City Hall on Tuesday to protest a recent quoted remark by Mayor Osby Davis that gay people would not go to heaven. The protesters waved rainbow flags, held signs demanding the separation of church and state and some called for Davis' resignation. And then there was a roar. From inside City Hall came the sounds of more than 100 people clapping and cheering, praising God. "Lord, we're not against anybody. We're for our children," prayed New Hope Church Community Senior Pastor Terrence Nichols. "No matter what outside forces may stir up the...
  • Human Rights Campaign Responds to Misleading Claims by Organizations Seeking to Discriminate

    11/22/2009 7:43:41 AM PST · by redreno · 244+ views
    HRC Human Rights Campaign ^ | 11/20/2009 | HRC
    Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today responded to the “Manhattan Declaration” produced and released by 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders indicating that they will not cooperate with laws that conflict with their beliefs, including those recognizing same-sex couples. The document also references the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a threat to religious liberty. Yet ENDA – which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity – broadly exempts religious organizations. The declaration also argues that religious groups that receive public funds...
  • NAACP says bank giants steered blacks to bad loans

    03/13/2009 6:08:44 AM PDT · by kddid · 96 replies · 2,009+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 13, 2009 | Jesse Washington
    The NAACP is accusing Wells Fargo and HSBC of forcing blacks into subprime mortgages while whites with identical qualifications got lower rates. Class-action lawsuits will be filed against the banks Friday in federal court in Los Angeles, Austin Tighe, co-lead counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told The Associated Press. Black homebuyers have been 3 1/2 times more likely to receive a subprime loan than white borrowers, and six times more likely to get a subprime rate when refinancing, Tighe said. Blacks still were disproportionately steered into subprime loans when their credit scores, income and...
  • Bush Calls Out the Dems

    06/22/2008 8:47:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 28 replies · 142+ views
    Power Line ^ | June 21, 2008 | John Hinderaker
    In his radio address [Saturday] morning, President Bush went after the Democrats on energy: The fundamental problem behind high gas prices is that the supply of oil has not kept up with the rising demand across the world. One obvious solution is for America to increase our domestic oil production. So my Administration has repeatedly called on Congress to open access to new oil exploration here in the United States. Unfortunately, Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal. Now Americans are paying the price at the pump for this obstruction. So this week, I asked Democratic congressional leaders...
  • CWA Outraged by Major Networks’ Lawsuits Against FCC

    04/18/2006 7:12:38 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 18 replies · 1,214+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 04/18/06 | Stacey Holliday
    Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA) expressed its strong dismay at the multibillion-dollar broadcast industry’s latest attempt to abuse the public airwaves. After repeatedly offending the public with indecent broadcasts, four major broadcasters filed what CWA believes are frivolous lawsuits challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) recent rulings. A license to broadcast doesn’t give anyone – not even super-rich Big-Media conglomerates – the right to broadcast indecent language between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The four major broadcasters want the courts to approve the indiscriminate use of words for excretory and explicit sexual conduct. “All four broadcast networks...
  • Few layoffs felt at state level (Louisiana)

    11/26/2005 7:06:32 AM PST · by Ellesu · 10 replies · 497+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 11/26/06 | WILL SENTELL
    While hurricanes Katrina and Rita put more than 300,000 Louisiana residents in unemployment lines almost overnight, state employee layoffs remain a rarity. An estimated 197 state workers are set to lose their jobs through a variety of storm-related actions, including spending cuts ordered by Gov. Kathleen Blanco, state records show. However, most of the initial round of layoffs apply to workers listed as "missing," which means they have not been in contact with state officials since the storms. About 4,600 state workers are on furlough, which means they remain on the state payroll without collecting paychecks. Many are expected to...
  • Refugees from '04 storm may be hit again

    10/21/2005 9:27:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 2 replies · 194+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Oct. 21, 2005 | Mike Schneider
    Fourteen months after Hurricane Charley devastated this Gulf Coast town, hundreds of people still are living in row after row of government-owned mobile homes that were supposed to be temporary housing. Many of the residents of "FEMA Village" -- the temporary community of 1,600 residents living in 500 mobile homes provided by the federal agency -- regarded the approaching storm Thursday with the stoicism of those who have lost everything already.FEMA workers passed out a hurricane guide and papers warning inhabitants of FEMA Village to follow local emergency orders and to put chairs and barbecue grills inside should a hurricane...