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Discrimination Just Doesn't Pay Like It Used To, I Guess! [30 Jul 2009|10:52am]


According to the Human Rights Campaign:

Exxon Mobil is the only U.S. employer that has ever rescinded both a non-discrimination policy covering sexual orientation and domestic partner benefits, and is the only Fortune 10 company that does not have a non-discrimination policy covering sexual orientation.

I, for one, would rather run out of gas completely than spend one red cent at Exxon Mobil!
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Waterboarding is torture -- Will Hannity prove it? [22 May 2009|01:58pm]

[ mood | pissed off ]

 Raw Story reports that conservative radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller subjected himself to 8 seconds of waterboarding before throwing in the towel, ...er, cow.   "Mancow" reluctantly called the experience "absolutely torture."  If he had the chance for a do-over, he'd pass.

Now it is Sean Hannity's turn.  Not only does Hannity believe waterboarding isn't torture, but he has volunteered to experience it.  Pundits on the left, including MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Air America's Richard Greene, have decided to turn the yet-to-be-scheduled event into a fundraiser for a cause of Hannity's choosing--support of military families.  Olbermann has offered $1,000.00 per second that Hannity endures.  Richard Greene has been collecting pledges from listeners of Air America of $0.01, 0.10, 1.00, 10.00, and 100.00 per second.

If Sean Hannity keeps his word, we'll (at minimum) see thousands of dollars going to a worthy cause.  If Hannity bails on his promise to be waterboarded for charity, I have a feeling a lot of those dollars will make it there anyway.  If you want to, email your pledge torgreene@airamerica.com.
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For Love Or Money... [16 May 2009|03:25pm]

Let’s see, they’ve said that two people of the same gender marrying will lead to an increase in interspecies hook-ups.

They’ve said treating gay people as if they were regular everyday American citizens & granting them the right to marry the person they love, regardless of gender, would be the first step down the primrose path towards legalized pedophilia & other sundry sinful endeavors .

They’ve even said that governmental recognition of homosexual unions would mean the end of the world as we know it.

So NOW, having used up all the interesting-sounding lies that no one with an IQ above room temperature would ever believe, they think they’ve hit on a spectacular idea that will appeal to Americans’ economic fears: Equal Marriage Rights For Gay People Are Just Too Darned Expensive!

Who said today’s homophobes aren’t keeping up with the times?

Is it me, or do these people seem to be constantly running on empty (intellectually-speaking)?
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He's Gay! That's Why! [15 May 2009|06:11pm]

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
Dan Choi Is Gay
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Of Homophobes & Homophones... [29 Mar 2009|07:26pm]

In case any of us ever had a single doubt that, of all the things Rush Limbaugh is (and, please feel free to let your imagination & verbal creativity run wild), he is most certainly a homophobe, which is ONE of the reasons I do not bother with him. As with Dubya, once his face appears on the television screen and/or once I hear his voice, I switch the channel or press the Power button, so I only found this clip of the spiritual leader of the Republican Party expressing his discomfort with the word "dike" on Americablog.

When reading about the awful flooding in North Dakota, poor Mr. Limbaugh was also obviously forced to read about the dikes there, and "it made [him] feel uncomfortable." Really???? Because the word "dike" sounds like the slang (and--to some people--offensive) term used for lesbians ("dyke"), the GOP boss was made to feel "uncomfortable"??? He even suggested that the word "contingencies" be used instead of the scary "d" word (???????????). Come on!

In my opinion, he's not all "uncomfortable" because the word "dyke" is sometimes used in a derogatory manner by some (just like the word "queer" is by other homophobes) to describe same-sex-attracted women, so--the way I see it--he is obviously out-of-sorts because it reminds him that not everyone is heterosexual like he is.

Obviously it's just more than Rush can endure to have to step into the real world for even long enough to hear a word that apparently upsets him so. The poor dear...maybe he should make a "contingency" of his own to see a doctor & maybe get a prescription or 12 for his dreaded nervous condition. Oh, wait, we're talking about Rush Limbaugh here...in that case, who needs a prescription???

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rachel maddow question [06 Feb 2009|07:58pm]

Does any know if Rachel Maddow will come back to her radio show, ever? Right now it is just a rebroadcast of her tv show from the night before. I miss getting two hours of Rachel!
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Article about Rachel Maddow in UK lesbian mag [13 Jan 2009|10:08pm]

Can be read here.
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Reason #5,765 that I love the junion Senator from Ilinois [22 Jul 2008|05:20pm]

NO...not his OBVIOUS expertise in basketball (that's reason #17,509).

NO...not that he has at least enough of a knowledge of geography that he knows that Iraq & Pakistan do not share a physical border (that's reason #213)

NO...not because he's aware of the countries that currently actually exist on this planet (that's reason #27).

Reason #5,765 is that he knows exactly what Fox "News" is...
(Sorry, no YouTube for this clip featuring the always glorious & magnificent Stephen Colbert).

Please do cut & paste it into your web browser, though, it's really worth it!!

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Obamamania sweeps through Baghdad [22 Jul 2008|04:10pm]

From ABC News...

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Let's get to know Brent Rhinehart! [21 Jul 2008|11:39am]


He is currently on the Oklahoma County Commission.  
Now Brent has a few problems in his re-election campaign.  One is a pal of his named Ray Pelfrey who has a few racketeering charges against him and apparently runs a brothel, another is some sort of misspending that he was allegedly doing when he took over the county commissioners’ office.  Now as far I can tell from an outsider’s point of view with the interwebs at my disposal most of these complaints seem unsubstantiated but have enough of a deliciously creepy feel to make the people running against him start throwing the rumors around.  So far it seems like completely standard politics to me...
Until now.

Brent decided that in order to combat such hate mongering he needed to take a long swim in lake truth.  Unfortunately he is wearing a lead bathing suit because he came up with was a political "comic book" to send out to his constituents.
It is remarkably similar to your standard Chick tract publications that you would find shoved into Dungeons and Dragons books, stuck to bus seats or scattered liberally in front of your local head shop.
The artwork is well... 6th grade amazing, and the grammar is just a couple of grades lower.  I will leave it up to you to judge the content.
Get to know Brent Rhinehart!

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I need someone to take this over please [29 May 2008|05:36pm]


I have not been maintaining this site properly well lets be honest for YEARS now.
I haven't had the time, personal issues have made it difficult for me and frankly I lie awake at night worrying about some hideous troll moving in here and me not monitoring it closely enough to shut them down.

Since this is a polictical site I think we should do this the democratic way.
Everyone who is interested in owning/maintaining this community please post a comment here and provide a link to one or more of your thoughtful, objective, passionate, hilarious or enraged posts on this forum.
If you have never posted here, don't bother nominating yourself - the reason being is that if you have never posted, I don't know if you are a weiner hell bent on tearing the place up - you see?

So once I get nominations in hand I personally will do a poll and everybody can vote for a new president of the Air-America community - I will even pay for a year subscription as thanks.

Thanks everyone!


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Can't get live stream on AAR [03 Apr 2008|07:08pm]

I'm unable to get live stream on my computer anymore, since they changed a few things around on Air America. Does anyone have any advice? I'm logged in, I've clicked 'listen to a live stream' multiple times, a box comes up on the screen with a bunch of info on it, including "now playing", yet nothing plays at all, nothing streams at all.

Does anyone have advice? I'm going through terrible AAR withdrawls. It isn't pretty.
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She wishes she could tell a million people personally [24 Jan 2008|12:44am]


Lorna Brett Howard, former president of National Organization for Women, Chicago

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The words of a Fighting Liberal... [31 Dec 2007|05:35pm]

Living in a country bought & paid for by the Neocons who own the (not-so-)Grand Old Party & watching how they have done their best to use their total control of the government to take care of their (political) own & to fill the pockets of their corporate cohorts at the expense of the "little guy (and gal)" & run a war of choice based on lies by throwing as much cash & humanity as they can find it has--to say the least--been a little disheartening for progressives (and anyone else who is not part of the Bush Collective) for some time now.

This post (http://stevegilliard.blogspot.com/2003/12/im-fighting-liberal-you-know-ive.html), written by an unabashed LIBERAL, was written over 4 years ago on a blog I just found today. The sentiments Steve Gilliard writes about are still as timely & as important today as they ever were. I read it & I felt refreshed again. It helped me to remember that the fight for what's right & what's moral is ongoing & it is eternal. We don't ever make it to the top of the mountain. We can't allow ourselves to sit still & merely hope for the best. We have to always work at it & we have to always fight against forces that have a vested interest in blocking progress and in taking us backwards. They will never stop, so we must never stop.

I hope you read Steve's blog entry & I hope it gives to you the same desire it gave to me to engage the Good Fight.

What an awesome way to end the old year & prepare for the new.
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If it weren’t so sad for our country, it would actually be hilarious... [29 Dec 2007|07:02am]

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Poor Mitt! [23 Dec 2007|07:33am]

The nation's first presidential primary occurs in New Hampshire in only SIXTEEN days! I still have no idea which Democrat I will be voting for in Florida's primary (and/or if the vote of Florida Democrats will matter at all - for more info see this article: http://politics.nytimes.com/packages/html/election-guide/2008/primaries/states/FL.html) which is about a month away, but this post has nothing to do with the Democrats. It concerns the other party.

I will admit that I've had a not-so-soft spot in my heart for Mitt Romney ever since he fought so hard to prevent marriage equality in Massachusetts. I was particularly disgusted that he dredged up a rarely-used, mean-spirited early 20th century law that prevented out-of-staters from getting married in the Bay State if their marriage would not have been recognized in the state of the couple's legal residence. This was a law that was created way-back-when to prevent people of different races from getting hitched in relatively liberal Massachusetts & then going back home to where it was still illegal & spreading the "disease" of tolerance to others. Good ol' Mitt couldn't stop gay Bay Staters from getting legal sanction from the state government, but he could stop latter-day reverse-carpetbaggers from sullying the "sanctity of marriage" in their own states by dusting off a law that hadn't been used for decades.

Anyway, back to the main point of this post: it seems that the good EX-Gov has had a little cold water thrown on his presidential aspirations from an influential newspaper in the neighbor state of New Hampshire. I'm sure there are at least a couple of people who feel the same way the Concord Monitor does about Romney's flippity-floppity issue positions, but no one I've seen yet has worded it better than the Monitor's editorial entitled, "Romney should not be the next president" (http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071222/OPINION/712230301).

I particularly dig this part: "People can change, and intransigence is not necessarily a virtue. But Romney has yet to explain this particular set of turnarounds in a way that convinces voters they are based on anything other than his own ambition." As the Brits say, "Spot on!" Beyond this man's obvious distaste for more stable relationships in Massachusetts, that's what has bugged me about Mitt Romney. I would wager that most voters have long believed that most politicians will say or do just about anything to get a vote. Mitt Romney is the most egregious example of that for me in this election cycle. If I were a republican, I'd be wary of voting for a man who is concerned more with "his own ambition" than with doing what is right for his country...but, of course, I am not a republican, and I am not in the business of advising these people how to vote.

Should I feel guilty because, in this most joyous season, I am TOTALLY enjoying this pre-Xmas gift of a well-worded figurative political evisceration from the Concord Monitor of a politician for whom I have no respect? Should I be ashamed of myself for giggling like a schoolgirl and indulging in such raw schadenfreude when I read the words in this editorial?!?!

Maybe I should, but, the truth is, I'm too busy trying to fit in last-minute Christmas shopping into my already-overloaded homosexual agenda! So, in the words of Scarlet O'Hara, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow," (if there's not another pre-Christmas sale on).
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A Dollar Sure Doesn't Buy What It Used To...in France anyway! [20 Dec 2007|07:11pm]

I was just watching the episode of "I Love Lucy" where the Ricardos & the Mertzes were visiting Paris on Ricky's European tour ("Paris At Last"). In the episode Ricky made mention to Lucy that, while on her day of shopping in the French capital, she would need to go by the American Express (I don't think they meant the credit card) to change her $20 bill into 7000 Francs. That got me thinking (I know, surprised me too!) & I checked the Wonderful World Wide Web & found out that that particular episode aired in 1956.

I wondered how far a buck would take you at today's rate, so I found a website calling itself the "Internet Gateway to France" (http://www.france-pub.com/) and found that, per their calculation, twenty US dollars would now get you a little over 152 Francs--a nearly 98% overall drop in the value of a dollar!

How sad is that?!?

I am no good at worldwide geo-political banking stuff, and I am not sure if such a sharp decline in the value of US currency vis-a-vis the Franc has to do more with the strength of the Franc or the weakness of the Dollar (or both) but, I gotta think that--just like a lot of the cheese the French produce--this stinks!
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"Heroes" Fans Support The Writers! [16 Dec 2007|12:03pm]

I hate the idea of an indefinite rerun-a-rama, but, as much as it kills me to say it, some things are more important than TV...

Here's why...

Here's a few pics of our Heroes heroes standing in solidarity with those who (used to) regularly put words in their mouths...

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Why didn't I find this earlier? [15 Oct 2007|06:22am]

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