Category Archives: Gay Rights

Does Anyone Else See the Absurdity Here?

Cherry So, there’s this extensive article from Sunday’s NY Times, “The Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement,” which in addition to documenting the various state legislative efforts to deny courts power to consider  Shariah law in settling private disputes, profiles the … Continue reading

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United Airlines — The Not So Friendly Skies

Jessika at Home This story comes to us via The Consumerist (but so far as I’ve been able to ascertain has not been reported in any mainstream media:  “United Says Photographing Staff Could Get You On ‘No Fly’ List, …. … Continue reading

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Evolution in Action, Redux

Donna 6-3 Driving back from Michigan yesterday, my “evolution in action” comments from yesterday’s post were illustrated once more.  I encountered at least two idiot drivers who deserve to die horribly, albeit hopefully in a solo crash against a bridge … Continue reading

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I ♥ Al Franken

Kat’s Reflections 25 Some days ago I tore into the FAMiLY Leader “Marriage Vow,” including its passage, Recognition of the overwhelming statistical evidence that married people enjoy better health, better sex, longer lives, greater financial stability, and that children raised … Continue reading

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In the U.S., Anyone Can Grow Up to be President …

Sensual Abigail … even those with no respect for the Constitution and who would oppress minorities. Michele Bachmann’s latest outrage.  She has signed Iowa’s FAMiLY Leader‘s “The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence upon MARRIAGE and FAMILY,” a 14 bullet … Continue reading

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Halley Dances 39 Over at the ACLU since I left for Colorado (as one might expect, following is a non-trivial number of entries — and I’m only touching the highlights of mostly civil liberties-related items to be found at the … Continue reading

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Susan 15 Abbreviated again this July 4.  (Happy Independence Day, everyone!). First, however, a well-worth-reading NY Times editorial excoriating the mal-named “Defense of Marriage Act.”  This sums up my feelings, too, about this law: The Defense of Marriage Act was … Continue reading

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Olivia High Key 11 Women Who Aspire Department My wife first brought the last couple frames of this to my attention, but seeing the whole thing I was struck by the intellectual possibilities:  a Zombie Marie Curie?  Check it out. … Continue reading

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Paige’s Frustration 14 Islam = Misogyny Department Anyone who still doubts that the Koran-following, male-dominated cultures do not cultivate and support rampant, widespread and intrinsic misogyny need only have seen Lara Logan’s emotional and damning account on CBS’s 60 Minutes … Continue reading

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Coming Next, to a Theater Near You

Paige 14 As mentioned, yesterday I enjoyed Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the latest Met HD presentation.  The production was truly superb, one of the best of the year, with four extraordinarily strong leads doing some devilishly difficult singing. As the … Continue reading

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