‘By Omission’ – “losing ground in silence”

Safe Schools Coalition and our son Bill were mentioned in this report: On Friday, in a hearing before the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee, Senators Nicole LeFavour (D-Boise) and Charles Coiner (R-Twin Falls) introduced legislation prohibiting employment, housing and education discrimination based on an individual’s real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill …

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Am I having flashbacks or what? Adam Smith and ENDA inclusion

After signing the petition in support of Gender Identity Inclusive ENDA through Equal Rights Washington on January 6th with this message: Representative Adam SmithU.S. House of Representatives2402 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515-0001 Dear Representative Smith, I join with the hundreds of thousands of people who make up the membership of the organizations of United …

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Sharing some thoughts on the upcoming inauguration

I wanted to share this, which was written by Lance Helms who is the Gulf Regional Director for PFLAG: Subject: another view of the Inauguration plans As a native Atlantan, I’m somewhat sorry to see the choice of Rev. Warren overshadow the choice of Rev. Joseph Lowery, who will give the benediction — which is …

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Do you read Mark Morford? Hate’s last stand

Let’s not get carried away. (… snip) Let’s not be naive. … (… snip) Maybe you’re not convinced. Maybe you need a sign, some sort of indicator of what’s truly at stake, something that proves we are at a turning point not merely of tax brackets and energy strategy and foreign policy, but of the …

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Executive Compensation During this Financial Meltdown Is An Issue For Me

According to Steve Kaplan: The White House and Congress appear to have reached an agreement on a bailout plan that restricts executive pay at companies that participate in the bailout. The plan limits CEO compensation that encourages “unnecessary and excessive” risk-taking, creates a tax disadvantage for CEOs who are paid more than $500,000, prohibits severance …

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Wow! Listen to what Pat Buchanan had to say about Barack Obama’s acceptance speech!

This is truly amazing. Check it out! Staunch conservative Pat Buchanan had nothing but love for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic national convention given before 85,000 people in Denver’s Mile High Stadium. Thanks to Liza Sabater on culturekitchen for sharing that one! And if you missed Obama’s speech – or want to …

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Mark Morford: Greetings from “the angry left”

Hey, peeved hippie! Stop your hatin’ and learn to love the (McCain) bomb! Aww, just look at you. You seem a little upset. A mite peeved, even. Heck on a hot pancake, I’d even go so far as to say you were downright angry, given how I can see the ripples of general upsettedness and …

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Today: Amy Goodman and Two Democracy Now! Producers Unlawfully Arrested At the RNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.democracynow.org September 1, 2008 Contact:Denis Moynihan 917-549-5000Mike Burke 646-552-5107, mike@democracynow.org ST. PAUL, MN—Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ Goodman was …

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