Saturday, February 28, 2009

Queers Unite: Take Back The Night

I took part in the Queers Unite: Take Back the Night march on Capitol Hill in Seattle. For more photos from this event, go here.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

"For too long, we have accepted this failed strategy of allowing our rights to be debated state by state, county by county, city by city. We‘ve settled for compromises for far too long. We‘ve settled for fractions of equality. And I think that that is going to end. And we‘re now going to insist on full equality, equal protection under the law in all areas governed by civil law in all 50 states. And I hope people see this film and are inspired by what we did in San Francisco in 1978. But for strategy, I think people need to look back to 1964 when it became clear to the great leaders of the civil rights movement that many of the southern states and many others probably would never willingly extend equal protection under the law to the African-Americans. It was then that President Johnson and the Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, extending equal protection under the law in all areas of the country. That‘s what we need today. That‘s what we‘re calling upon the leaders of Congress and Barack Obama to do."

- Cleve Jones

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stimulus: The Angel in the Details

"Tucked away in the massive stimulus package signed by President Obama last week is the largest budget increase in the NIH's history. Thanks to Senator Arlen Specter, the budget of the National Institutes of Health will go from $29 billion to $39 billion."

(Peter Staley, via Sullivan)

Monday, February 16, 2009

ReligioUS

Speaks volumes. Polling here.

He Can Always Claims It Was The Drugs Talking...

"I want everything he’s doing to fail ... I want the stimulus package to fail ... I do not want this to succeed,” - Rush Limbaugh.

On the other hand, you don't want to go overboard:

"The real internal terrorists are the Republicans, I mean, isn't that clear? Rush Limbaugh is a bigger threat to this country than Osama bin Laden. He's a bigger threat than anybody that the CIA can invent. He's a bigger threat than any terrorist that ever leveled its sights against the United States, Limbaugh is, so why isn't he arrested and sentenced for treason?" - Mike Malloy.