Sunday, July 28, 2013

Another AndyGraphic


IMHO, the vodka boycott is the least we could do to help the persecuted LGBT people of Russia. 
Literally the least.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Moving Forward

The skeleton key (so to speak) to fixing "Stand Your Ground" laws, to passing marriage equality in the remaining states, and plenty of other important efforts, is VOTING.

Let's start moving forward by putting our energy into undoing the damage that the Supreme Court did this past term. Listen to Congressman John Lewis here.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Verdict

Slate's Emily Bazelton pins the blame on Florida's flawed laws.

The New Yorker's Jelani Cobb has an interesting overview of the case.

Actor Wendell Pierce of HBO's The Wire posted this via Twitter.

And there's this quote:
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Reich Stuff

"Patriotism isn't about the superiority of one's country or the dangers lurking inside and outside its borders, about braggadocio and exclusion. True patriotism is about the responsibilities of citizenship, about the ideals that hold us together. It requires mutual sacrifice and inclusion. One of the most patriotic people I ever knew was a young man named Mickey, a friend from my childhood. Mickey loved America so much that he went to Mississippi to register black voters when it was dangerous to do so. On June 21, 1964, Mickey -- his full name was Michael Schwerner -- and two other civil rights workers, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, were tortured and murdered by local members of the Ku Klux Klan, including the county sheriff. The Klansmen held American flags and sang patriotic songs, but they had nothing to do with America. Mickey was and is the America I know. His love for this nation and its ideals is what I celebrate on days like today. Happy Fourth." ~Robert Reich

(Above: Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence, with revisions by Ben Franklin and John Adams, via The Obama Diary)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One Year Later...











In the weeks before, and on the evening and early morning before the Seattle LGBT Pride Parade in 2012, I plastered the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the parade route with my "Comparison Shopper" graphic. Now, just over a year later, considering the constant turnover of what is called by some "instant litter," I'm still surprised to find remnants of that effort.