Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mary & Heather under fire

Widely publicized already, the birth of a son to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe has the wingnuts collective panties in a wad. As Good As You has the scoop!

Mary C: Let the condemnations begin

[...]this is offensive to the millions of gay people who know their truths. But you know who else should be offended? Anyone who is an adoptive parent or child of such!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Straight Talk - But don't let that stop you!

Straight Talk!

Ever wanted to be able to ask an elected official a question? Any Question?

Here’s your opportunity-
You are invited to an evening of conversation with
Mayoral Candidate
Mary Verner

Mary will answer your questions, clear up misconceptions
and share her vision
for the future of Spokane

Come and find out why you should make Mary Verner
your next

Mayor of Spokane!

Wednesday, May 30th

6:30 PM




Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

Congratulations MassEquality! Its been 3 years and MA has not fallen into the firey, locust infested, plague ridden third horse of the apocalypse that the wingnuts had claimed would happen.

Happy 3 Year Anniversary To MA Same-Sex Marriage!!!
***warning*** there is a video on the site that contains some REALLY bad singing...

Now, the gay marriages are leveling off. So far this year only 87 same sex couples have been legally married. It is as it should be. Those in long term committed relationships flocked to the alter in the first three years. Now that marriage is legal, new couples will take their time in considering if they are ready for marriage. Hmmmm just like opposite sex couples.

Mass. Gay Marriages Leveling Off

Thursday, May 17, 2007


The hubby and I went to see the Cirque Du Soleil show Delirium last night.

Tonight is the last night for the show and tickets are still available.

I HIGHLY recommend seeing this show! It was the first Cirque Du Soleil show I have ever seen and despite the guy behind me jabbing his knees into my back and the rock hard stadium seats at the Spokane Arena I still was captivated by the show!

The multiculturalism of the show is amazing! Fraught with eroticism and buff and tone men and women, there is something for everyone one. I loved the music and have to admit it is the first time we have ever bought a music CD after a concert (that includes the Cher concert we went to years ago in Seattle!)The show uses enormous projection screens and the acrobatics, music and antics of the cast are almost overwhelming.

There is one musical number that has two same sex and one opposite sex dance partners that was just incredible to see on stage in Spokane. I clapped until I thought my hands would bleed!

Go see this show! Your last chance to see it in Spokane is tonight, tickets are still available so if you have plans for the evening - cancel them and go witness Delirium!

You will thank me tomorrow...


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

RIP Jerry Falwell

Falwell dies at age 73

Choice Quotes from Falwell:

"god hates homosexuality" - Jerry Falwell

"[Vice President Gore] recently praised the lesbian actress who plays 'Ellen' on ABC Television...I believe he may even put children, young people, and adults in danger by his public endorsement of deviant homosexual behavior...Our elected leaders are attempting to glorify and legitimize perversion." People for the American Way, "Hostile Climate", 1998.

"Someone must not be afriad to say, 'moral perversion is wrong.' If we do not act now, homosexuals will 'own' America!...If you and I do not speak up now, this homosexual steamroller will leterally crush all decent men, women, and children who get in its way...and our nation will pay a terrible price!" - People for the American Way, "Hostile Climate," 1997.

Rev. Jerry Falwell, in an appearance on Pat Robertson's The 700 Club, accuses gays, lesbians, feminists, pro-choice advocates, civil liberties advocates and others of helping to cause the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

"There are almost as many alcoholics as there are negroes."

"The idea of separation of Church and State was invented by the Devil to keep Christians From running their own country."

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."

"He is purple - the gay-pride colour; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay-pride symbol." Falwell on Tinky Winky

"I know a few of you here today don't like Jews. And I know why. He can make more money accidentally than you can on purpose."

"The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior."

"I think Mohammed was a terrorist. I read enough of the history of his life. He was a violent man, a man of war. Jesus set the example for love, as did Moses. And I think Mohammed set an opposite example."

"As a Christian I feel that role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children."

God speed Jerry!

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Oregon civil rights under fire!

You would think the ass-clown wingnuts would have something better to do in Oregon oh... say, fight homelessness or poverty, Oh I know, maybe make sure all of the kids in OR have health insurance. Not so much. They are more interested in attacking gays and lesbians...

Coalition forms to stop gay-rights laws

A coalition of social conservative and church groups are ready to launch a campaign to ask Oregon voters to overturn two gay rights measures recently enacted by the Legislature.

"It's going to be a lot of citizens who are highly motivated to make this happen," said former state Sen. Marylin Shannon, a Republican from Brooks who's been involved in forming the coalition that will spearhead the effort.

They are aiming to block implementation of two bills that were signed into law last week by Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski, forcing them instead to the statewide ballot in November 2008.

One is a domestic partnership law that will enable same-sex pairs to enter contractual relationships that carry many of the benefits of married couples under state law. The other law will ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people in employment, housing and access to public accommodations.

Shannon said she and other social conservatives believe the measures, especially the domestic partnerships bill, go against the wishes of Oregon voters who approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2004.

"We are offended that the Legislature voted to overturn the will of the people," Shannon said.


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Monday, May 07, 2007

Boo hooo

Bush Becomes Pariah To Many Republican Lawmakers

Republicans in Congress are increasingly worried that their stalwart support of President Bush's Iraq war policy may cost them dearly in next year's elections. Should their solidarity crack, it could boost Democrats' efforts to start troop withdrawals.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

President Threatens veto of Hate Crimes Law

White House Issues Veto Threat Against Gay Hate Bill

Just hours before the House votes on the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act the White House issued a statement saying that if the bill passes the House and Senate and goes to the President, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto it.

A statement from the Executive Office of the President said: "The Administration favors strong criminal penalties for violent crime, including crime based on personal characteristics, such as race, color, religion, or national origin.

"However, the Administration believes that H.R. 1592 is unnecessary and constitutionally questionable."

After 6 years of not vetoing anything - except stem cell research, this administration is now suddenly veto happy? The president it a bastard.

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