Category Archives: Culture

65-31

17 year old DADT policy repealed. The U.S. Senate approved H.R.2965, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 in a 65-31 vote.

Guess who’s not too happy.

In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Obama was expected to sign the bill into law next week, although changes to military policy probably wouldn’t take effect for at least several months. Under the bill, the president and his top military advisers must first certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt troops’ ability to fight. After that, the military would undergo a 60-day wait period.

“… Sen. John McCain, Obama’s GOP rival in 2008, led the opposition. Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before a crucial test vote, the Arizona Republican acknowledged he couldn’t stop the bill. He blamed elite liberals with no military experience for pushing their social agenda on troops during wartime. “They will do what is asked of them,” McCain said of service members. “But don’t think there won’t be a great cost.” ~ AP

Tragic Loss

Via Towleroad Christine Daniels, 52, LA Times sportswriter whom I triumphed earlier while transitioning, was found dead in her home. Authorities suspect the cause of death as suicide.

Last year Christine went back to the name Mike Penner in her byline. This is devastating.

RHRealityCheck: Max and Failed Abstinence-Only Programs

Max Siegel is a brave young man.
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heartless

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund released this video highlighting key McShame and Failin policies affecting women.

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We Are the Ones!

Check it out!

The We Are the Ones Project is a photographic essay documenting the enthusiasm and diversity of Obama supporters across the country. Specifically, we’re highlighting average citizens and grassroots communities as the real stars of this campaign, by giving them a celebrity-style photo shoot at Obama events. Selected portraits will be exhibited in a New York gallery show in November and eventually published in book form along with collected stories gathered at house meetings, rallies, and fund raising events throughout America.

Mukasey Overturns Decision in Female Genital Mutilation Asylum Case

US Attorney General Michael Mukasey overturned a federal court decision Monday in a case for Alima Traore, a Malian woman seeking asylum. The Fed’s rational? Well, since her genitalia had already been mutilated, she has nothing further to fear!

Feminist Daily News Wire, CNN, NYTimes.

Chilling.

Economics and Annoying Smart Guys

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JSmooth is awesome!