Keyword: logcabin

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Top Minn. College Republican Backs Gay Marriage

    03/06/2013 9:43:54 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 3/6/13 | AP
    The two-term chairman of the Minnesota College Republicans on Wednesday became the latest from his party to support legalizing gay marriage in the state. Ryan Lyk told The Associated Press he wants people to know that not just Democrats support gay marriage. He released a statement of support in conjunction with Minnesotans United, the political group pursuing a gay marriage bill that could get a vote later this spring at the Capitol. Lyk has twice been elected to the top post of a group with 20 chapters statewide and several hundred members. He is the highest-ranking state GOP leader so...
  • Homosexual Groups Vie for Bragging Rights Over RNC Platform Process

    08/10/2012 7:51:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 33 replies
    America's Party News ^ | Aug. 10, 2012
    Two separate Republican homosexual groups are arguing over who made the first inroads into the GOP platform-drafting process. From the Washington Blade [a 'gay' news source]: GOProud disputes Log Cabin’s ‘first’ at GOP convention Two gay Republican groups disagree over the claim that the participation of Log Cabin in the 2012 Republican platform drafting process is a “first” for the organization as claimed by its executive director. On Wednesday, the Washington Blade reported that Log Cabin would have four members of its organization credentialed to take part in the platform drafting process, which will happen in Tampa, Fla., the week...
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays (barf alert)

    05/16/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | May 16, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    WASHINGTON -- A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates - and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn't always show it. While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting. "It's an exponential change from a few years ago," said former Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe. "It's happening, and it's going to continue to...
  • Gay GOP Group in 'Ongoing' Discussions With Romney Campaign, RNC

    05/04/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | 6:36 am | Paul Stanley
    Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political action group, is in "ongoing" discussions with Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee on a variety of issues, said the group's director, which most likely includes same-sex marriage and employment discrimination policies. The group will be meeting over the summer to determine whether to endorse Romney prior to the GOP convention. "I can't confirm the details of our conversations because they are of a 'private nature,'" the group's Deputy Executive Director Christian Berle told The Christian Post. "We're in ongoing conversations with the Romney campaign and the RNC on the issues that...
  • Miss. Mayor Reveals He is Gay…After Visiting Gay Sex Shop on City’s Dime

    12/17/2011 11:41:59 AM PST · by trumandogz · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo via the Blaze ^ | 1.17.11 | Greg Davis
    A conservative Mississippi mayor has said he is gay after an audit showed he had the city pay for a wide range of personal expenses, including a visit to a gay sex store in Canada. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis revealed publicly for the first time Thursday that he is gay, and said he has struggled to keep his sexuality from affecting his public role as mayor of Mississippi’s third-largest city.
  • 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...
  • Sen R Arango [Progressive Party] Explains Why There Are Naked Pictures Of Him On A Gay Hook Up Site

    08/27/2011 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/26/2011 | Mediaite
    Well, it looks like we have a new Anthony Weiner in town. A Puerto Rican TV show called Dando Candela presented Republican Senator Roberto Arango with naked pictures found on the Internet that they claimed were of him. He wouldn’t deny the allegations, saying he had taken photos like that but only to document his weight loss. Of course, that doesn’t explain the fact that the pictures were found on Grindr, a hook up site for gay and bisexual men.
  • CA GOP has first openly gay board member

    03/21/2011 6:43:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/21/11 | Joe Garofoli
    Lost amidst all insider bickering, Haley Barbour question-dodging, press-banning and John Bolton sabre-rattling at the weekend California Republican convention was a bit of history: The party elected its first openly gay board member. And we didn't see a hoot of protest about it. "Well, openly gay," quipped Gregory Gandrud, who just took his seat on the 23-member board. The 50-year-old Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County) resident is a longtime party activist, and Capinteria council member from 2002-2006. So about being "the first" -- a caveat: The California Log Cabin Republicans believe he is the first California Republican Party board member. Gandrud...
  • FReeper "Jay1949" (Log Cabins ping list) has died

    11/14/2010 12:27:43 PM PST · by ErnBatavia · 55 replies · 1+ views
    backcountrynotes ^ | November 14, 2010 | Self
    Something reminded me this morning to check up on Jay....
  • Log Cabin Republicans Take DADT to Supreme Court

    11/08/2010 4:04:48 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Nov. 8, 2010 | Stephanie Samuel
    Log Cabin Republicans petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to revive the legal battle over "don't ask, don't tell" after federal appeals court allowed the ban to stay in place indefinitely. On Friday, attorneys for the Log Cabin Republicans filed an appeal in hopes of finally overthrowing the ban on openly homosexual troops serving in the military. The gay and lesbian group had expressed opposition to last week’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to indefinitely uphold the 1993 law. In a Nov. 1 statement, Log Cabin Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper said, “Log Cabin Republicans is disappointed that Don’t Ask...
  • The GOP's dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base (RINO ALERT)

    09/28/2010 7:47:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-09-28 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outraged. The group has long urged the GOP to be more accepting of gay rights, and some Republicans worried that the appearance by Cornyn, a party leader in Congress, would further legitimize its views. The senator not only attended the Log Cabin event at the Capitol Hill Club last Wednesday, he also accepted an award from the group, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to do so. After his speech, though, the group's president, R. Clarke Cooper, privately told Cornyn...
  • GOProud Pays Lots Of Money To Be Demeaned By Homophobic Racist(Love the Title!)

    09/26/2010 9:47:10 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies
    lezgetreal.com ^ | 09/26/10 | Bridgette P. LaVictoire
    GOProud Pays Lots Of Money To Be Demeaned By Homophobic Racist 09/26/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoireHomocon is exactly what Ann Coulter did yesterday. She conned a group of homosexuals to give her money while she demeaned them and went on in a very racist fashion. She apparently made a series of jokes and then went ahead and stated the predominantly wealthy conservative lesbians and gays that they should oppose marriage equality and said “I should warn you: I’ve never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage.” She then went on to parrot the usual run of why lesbians and gays...
  • Top GOP Party Strategists Attending Log Cabin Event

    09/01/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | September 1, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Suddenly, it's becoming less of a stigma for bigwigs to associate with gays in the Republican Party. Not only has former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman's 9/22 fundraiser for gay marriage rights attracted numerous high-octane Republican donors and activists, but Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee will help the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, raise money for its political action committee. A glossy pamphlet advertising the Log Cabin Republicans' national dinner at the Capitol Hill Club highlights an hour-long cocktail gathering with...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Natl. Dinner Wash. DC Sept. 22, 2010 (RINO Cornyn is attending) (BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2010 5:44:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    Log Cabin Republicans National Dinner Washington, D.C. September 22, 2010 With special guests: Sen. John Cornyn*Rep. Pete Sessions Join us this September 22nd for Log Cabin Republicans' National Dinner in our nation's capital. Confirmed speakers include National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Senator John Cornyn* (R-TX), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Representative Anh 'Joseph' Cao (R-LA), Representative Charles Djou (R-HI), Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, Daily Caller Publisher Tucker Carlson and Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Justice/Police (UK). (snip) *Senator Cornyn will be attending...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • Wynnewood Inn, Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    08/26/2010 4:42:21 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Wynnewood Inn was built in 1828 in upper Middle Tennessee. It remained in an excellent state of preservation until suffering tragic tornado damage in 2008. A project to faithfully restore the historic structure is in progress.
  • Tishomingo Dogtrot Log Cabin

    08/22/2010 9:45:59 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 50 replies
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 22, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Tishomingo County is a scenic slice of the Backcountry nestled in the Appalachian foothills of far northeast Mississippi. The Butler Dogtrot cabin was built near The Natchez Trace circa 1870 and survives as a fine example of this rustic architecture.
  • Hollins Virginia Log Farm House

    08/20/2010 5:05:42 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 20,2010 | Jay Henderson
    This log house was photographed near Hollins in Roanoke County, Virginia, about eight decades ago. I have been unable to determine whether it remains standing -- the structure was in serious disrepair when the photographs were taken long ago, indicating that its survival to the present time is questionable.
  • Winterview Farm Log Cabin

    08/19/2010 7:39:41 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 15 replies
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    This unusual log cabin was photographed decades ago on Winterview Farm near Lexington, Virginia. I have been unable to determine whether it still stands.
  • A Trojan horse in the GOP camp...(GAYSTAPO AGAIN)

    07/12/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT · by TaraP · 9 replies
    One News ^ | July 12th, 2010
    A political activist and pro-family leader says a radical homosexual group is trying to infiltrate the Republican Party in order to render it less effective in standing up for policies like the ban on homosexuals from military service. On July 13, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips will hear the lawsuit brought by homosexuals who call themselves the Log Cabin Republicans as they challenge Clinton's longstanding policy of "don't ask, don't tell," which bars homosexuals from openly serving in the military. Congress is already working on the legislation to repeal the actual 1993 law that declares homosexuality is incompatible with military...
  • Log Cabin and Moonshine Still at The Breaks

    05/02/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 11 replies · 526+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | May 2, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Son Jim came up for a visit this weekend and we spent Saturday at The Breaks Interstate Park on the Virginia-Kentucky border. The Breaks Visitor Center features a single-crib log cabin and a moonshine still -- which comes with directions for use, in case you don't already know how. [Photographs]
  • Recreational Log Cabins of 1908

    04/26/2010 4:48:21 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 505+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 26, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    During the second half of the 19th century, traditional methods of constructing residential buildings -- by using logs, timbers, or solid masonry of stone or brick -- rapidly were displaced by balloon-framing and platform-framing methods. But while the building of log cabins as primary residences faded, Americans did not stop building log cabins. They simply built them for other purposes, to serve as vacation cottages and fishing and hunting camps.
  • Log Cabin Mountain Homes

    04/18/2010 12:11:22 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 29 replies · 1,071+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 18, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    In this article, a selection of mountain cabins which were photographed when folks were living in them. The cabins depicted are all believed to have been located in Appalachia, although the location was in some cases not specified.
  • Another Vintage Settler's Cabin

    04/16/2010 5:16:35 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 15 replies · 655+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 16, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Vintage settler's cabins are rare finds, as most of them didn't survive very long. Many thousands of these shelters were built during the early history of the Backcountry, constructed quickly and simply of peeled logs, often with no windows. The cabin depicted here was located in the Rich Valley of Virginia and was photographed in 1880. [Picture is linked because of claimed library restrictions]
  • Lost Log Cabins of the Allegheny and Cumberland Mountains

    04/08/2010 5:13:27 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 25 replies · 975+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 8, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    The log cabins in this collection of vintage photographs have been lost, to the best of my knowledge. Timbers may have been salvaged from some, and it is possible that one or two have somehow survived, but if so I can find no trace of them.
  • Vintage Backcountry Settler's Cabin

    04/06/2010 7:15:17 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 31 replies · 1,133+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 6, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    This article features a single cabin which is perhaps the most primitive example of such a habitation you'll ever see. But it is the real McCoy -- a one-room, round-log Backcountry settler's cabin, the kind of structure that was thrown together quickly by tens of thousands of immigrants in the mountains of Southern Appalachia during the colonial years. Previously I would have been confident in stating that not one of these structures had survived much past the time of the Civil War -- but not only was this one still standing when it was photographed in 1902, it was the...
  • CA: "Family Values" Senator Ashburn Gets DUI Leaving Gay Bar

    03/05/2010 10:53:33 AM PST · by lainie · 108 replies · 3,231+ views
    KTLA ^ | March 4, 2010
    SACRAMENTO -- The county district attorney says Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn's blood-alcohol level was .14 percent when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after leaving Faces, a gay bar and nightclub. Ashburn has voted against every gay rights measure the senate has voted upon, according to Project Vote Smart. The California Highway Patrol says the Bakersfield lawmaker was arrested early Wednesday after he was spotted driving erratically. Ashburn was taken to the Sacramento County Jail, booked and then released. Ashburn, the married father of four, was reportedly driving with a male passenger who was not identified. A...
  • Log Cabins and Buildings of the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains

    03/02/2010 11:51:25 AM PST · by jay1949 · 33 replies · 837+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 2, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Tennesseans are proud of their frontier heritage and have preserved quite a few vintage log cabins and farm buildings. After the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in the 1930s, mountain communities were displaced but some of their habitations were preserved. This article presents an archive of monochrome photographs which documented these historic structures.
  • The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement

    02/22/2010 9:06:23 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 347 replies · 3,439+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In "controversial" remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries. But what many people don't realize is that Sorba's "outburst" was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from...
  • Backcountry Folk of the Virginia Blue Ridge

    02/19/2010 5:28:18 AM PST · by jay1949 · 29 replies · 815+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 19, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    The Shenandoah National Park displaced some 450 families from the northern reach of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The Park meant the end of a generations-old way of life for the mountain folk, many of whom didn't want to leave. [numerous vintage photographs]
  • Lost Log Cabins of the Virginia Blue Ridge

    02/16/2010 6:45:28 AM PST · by jay1949 · 54 replies · 1,313+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 16, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    The establishment of the Shenandoah National Park displaced the traditional communities of Backcountry folk who had lived for generations in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Front Royal and Rockfish Gap. By and large, the houses, barns, and stores which were within the Park boundaries were not spared -- they were razed. [Vintage photographs]
  • Vintage Log Cabins of Kentucky

    02/15/2010 7:51:35 AM PST · by jay1949 · 34 replies · 1,211+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 15, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Kentucky lays claim to the most famous of log cabins -- the one in which Abraham Lincoln was born. In the early days of Kentucky, log cabins were abundant throughout the state, and a few of these survived to be photographed in the early 20th century. Also in this collection of vintage images -- two log cabins under construction in 1940 in East Kentucky, where the old ways die hard.
  • Log Cabin Republicans Responds to State of the Union Address (demand legalizing homosex in military)

    01/28/2010 5:27:43 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 79 replies · 1,517+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Charles T. Moran
    President Obama’s address to the nation tonight provides a stark contrast to the reality that all Americans – not just gays and lesbians – are living,” comments Terry W. Hamilton. “The increasingly dominant role of government in the daily life of gays and lesbians under President Obama’s leadership has done nothing but put our community in jeopardy – from his support of the Estate Tax, instructing his Administration to defend the failed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in court, to stifling small business development across the nation, all Americans should take heed to his overarching promises that are long on...
  • Hillbuzz.com website deserves some credit for Brown victory

    01/20/2010 3:37:43 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 15 replies · 501+ views
    hillbuzz.com
    Taking a risk here, but politics makes for strange alliances, whether we know about the alliances or not. Credit should be given where it is due.
  • Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC

    12/21/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 300 replies · 14,222+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12-21-09
    The founder of the website "Free Republic", Jim Robinson, has joined a growing boycott of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) due to a homosexual activist group sponsoring the event. GOProud, a group that advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for homosexuals, is listed as a sponsor of the event at CPAC's website. Mr. Robinson has joined a number of conservative activists including Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, and Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of...
  • Log Cabin Republicans say they have GOP sponsors for anti-discrimination bills

    11/16/2009 7:21:03 AM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies · 836+ views
    KSL.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2009
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A gay rights group says it is securing Republican support in the Utah state Legislature for anti-discrimination laws. The Deseret News reports members of the Utah Log Cabin Republicans, a gay and lesbian political group, say two bills granting gays extra rights in Utah will have GOP sponsors when they go before the Legislature in the 2010 session. The group is not saying who those sponsors are. One of the measures is similar to an ordinance approved in Salt Lake City that states gay workers can't be fired because of their sexuality. The Deseret News reports...
  • Frontier Culture Museum -- 1740 Log Cabin

    08/23/2009 9:21:25 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 647+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    The Virginia Frontier Culture Museum's 1740s log cabin is displayed as a work in progress. The cabin is a typical peeled-log, saddle-notched settler's cabin of the kind favored by Scotch-Irish moving into the wilds of the Backcountry. The construction was simple and required few tools. The museum's replica is built with one door and no windows -- a common practice which led to laws requiring homesteader's cabins have at least one window.
  • Reconstructing and Replicating Vintage Log Buildings

    08/09/2009 1:17:25 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 18 replies · 569+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 9, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Featuring log buildings presently under re-construction at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. This provides a good look at how such buildings were made.
  • Meghan McCain's profile grows [at a rate directly proportional to her girth and ego]

    05/12/2009 9:50:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 2,256+ views
    UPI ^ | 2009-05-13
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 (UPI) -- Meghan McCain, the 24-year-old daughter of the 2008 Republican U.S. presidential nominee, could be the upcoming face of the GOP, political analysts say. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday that the younger McCain has described herself as a pro-sex, "pro-life, pro-gay-marriage Republican." The newspaper said she appeals to younger Republicans, who could become known as the "Meghan McCain Republicans" -- interested in fiscal conservatism and less government involvement in peoples' private lives. "That's the kind of positioning it will take to appeal to more millennials," said Mike Hais, a fellow with NDN, the Washington...
  • Bloomberg Appears to Cinch Republican Nomination (NYC Mayor)

    04/20/2009 9:07:12 PM PDT · by Impy · 21 replies · 644+ views
    Ballot Access News ^ | 4-12-09 | Richard Winger
    According to an article in the New York Daily News of April 11, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has now secured the support of the county chair of the Bronx Borough Republican Party. New York election laws permit an independent (or a member of another party) to run in a party primary for Mayor of New York City, if that candidate gets permission to run from 3 of the 5 boroughs of the city. Bloomberg had already been endorsed for re-election this year by the leaders of the Brooklyn and Staten Island Republican Parties. Bloomberg has been a registered independent since late...
  • Revenge of the RINOs (Meghan McCain)

    04/18/2009 8:24:10 PM PDT · by Aglooka · 55 replies · 3,489+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/19/2009 | Meghan McCain
    Republican in Name Only? Try the future of the GOP. The following is Meghan McCain's address to the Log Cabin Republicans Convention—a group that promotes gay issues within the GOP—on April 18, 2009. Thank you all for having me here tonight. I am thrilled to be able to speak to you this evening to share some of my experiences from the campaign and observations on where our party is today. And I’m proud to tell you there is a special role for the Log Cabin Republicans to play in our future. The last two years of my life have been...
  • Meghan McCain: A new gay icon?

    04/18/2009 6:32:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,048+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-19 | Patrick Gavin
    The Log Cabin Republicans are holding a convention in Washington, D.C. this week and weekend to discuss the future of the Republican Party and how gay Republicans can feel at home within it. POLITICO caught up with Terry Hamilton, the group's chairman, and interviewed him about whether it's easier to be a gay Republican or a gay Democrat, if the Republican Party is becoming more accommodating of gay conservatives, and whether Meghan McCain — who speaks Saturday at the convention's closing dinner and who has passionately encouraged the GOP to support gay marriage — has become a hero for Log...
  • McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party'

    04/17/2009 4:51:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 116 replies · 2,815+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 17, 2009
    McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party' Steve Schmidt urges Republicans to begin voicing more support for civil unions and gay rights. FOXNews.com Friday, April 17, 2009 Steve Schmidt, former top adviser to John McCain during the presidential campaign, is urging Republicans to shift their views on gay marriage. (AP Photo) John McCain's top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the "religious party" with its opposition to same-sex marriage. Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the...
  • McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party'

    04/17/2009 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 333 replies · 6,926+ views
    McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party' Steve Schmidt urges Republicans to begin voicing more support for civil unions and gay rights. FOXNews.com Friday, April 17, 2009 John McCain's top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the "religious party" with its opposition to same-sex marriage. Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the Washington, D.C., convention for the Log Cabin Republicans -- a grassroots group for gay and lesbian Republicans. He urged Republicans, in the near-term, to...
  • Ex-McCain aide to call for gay marriage support [Steve Schmidt] [says is a God-given right]

    04/16/2009 7:05:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 165 replies · 3,046+ views
    Washington (CNN) - Steve Schmidt, a key architect of John McCain's presidential campaign, is making his first public return to Washington a bold one. Schmidt will use a speech Friday to Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to urge conservative Republicans to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage, CNN has learned. "There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage," Schmidt will say, according to speech excerpts obtained by CNN. "I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one's liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage."
  • McCains lend a hand to gay Republican group

    04/16/2009 2:35:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,069+ views
    (CNN) – Log Cabin Republicans are getting some support from the McCain family. Cindy and Meghan McCain will make an appearance at the gay rights organization's four day convention in Washington, which kicks off Thursday night. "Of all the causes I believe in and speak publicly about, this is one of the ones closest to my heart," Meghan McCain, a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, wrote in the Daily Beast this week. "If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to get past our anti-gay rhetoric." Steve Schmidt, former senior...
  • Meghan McCain: We need a GOP that supports gay marriage

    04/13/2009 7:05:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 97 replies · 2,179+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Granted, it was skewed by Politico’s link, but not by that much. Meggie Mac, er, weighs in: I am a woman who despises labels and boxes and stereotypes. Recently, I seemed to have rocked a few individuals within my party by saying that I am a pro-life, pro-gay-marriage Republican. So if anyone is still confused, let me spell it out for you. I believe life begins at conception and I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married. Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone...
  • Meghan McCain: We Need More Gay Republicans!

    04/13/2009 7:54:26 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 174 replies · 4,068+ views
    AOL News ^ | 4-13-2009 | David Knowles
    Meghan McCain: We Need More Gay Republicans! By David Knowles Apr 13th 2009 10:00AM Here's a question: Can Meghan McCain, the blog-a-lot daughter of Senator John McCain, help bring the Republican Party into the twenty-first century? Well, with her column at The Daily Beast, and during her many television interviews, she sure is giving it a go. Today's screed, for instance, attempts to light a fire under the Republican posterior on the matter of including gay rights in the party platform: If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to...
  • A Gayer GOP [gay marriage] [invokes name of Reagan] [Log Cabin RINOs] [Meghan McCain]

    04/13/2009 6:38:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 869+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-04-13 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain on why supporting gay marriage is fundamentally in line with Republican values, and what the GOP stands to gain by doing so. This week, I will be speaking at the Log Cabin Republicans' national convention in support of the gay community and its role in the future of the Republican Party. Of all the causes I believe in and speak publicly about, this is one of the ones closest to my heart. The Log Cabin Republicans’ mission "is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians." The group is...
  • Pink elephant is caught on camera

    03/20/2009 5:47:21 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 9 replies · 1,371+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 March 2009 | Rebecca Morelle
    A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana. A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta. Experts believe it is probably an albino, which is an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants. They are unsure of its chances of long-term survival - the blazing African sunlight may cause blindness and skin problems for the calf. Mike Holding, who spotted the baby while filming for a BBC wildlife programme, said: "We only saw it for a couple of minutes as the herd crossed...