Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Otto Campaign Treatens Suit
On Thursday I reported a quote from David Strand of Minnesota Lavender Greens stating that Rebecca Otto had indicated support for the anti-gay marriage amendment in a candidate survey of the Minnesota Family Institute. Since then, the Otto campaign has called David Strand and threatened to sue him, claiming that Otto did not take the MFI survey. Of course, they didn't bother checking the MFI's voter guide, they simply went after the messenger with their guns blazing. If they had taken the trouble to simply go the the MFI Voter Guide site (linked below) they would have seen the source of the information cited by Strand. It's right there in black and white. Otto answers "YES" to the following statement: Minnesota Marriage Amendment- Do you support passage of a state constitutional amendment recognizing marriage or its equivalent as only a union between one man and one woman? There are also answers indicated from Otto on two more questions in the voter guide.
But if the MFI is at fault, don't expect Otto to go after the them the way she's going after Strand. She wouldn't want to alienate all the bigot friends she's made there by having voted for the anti-gay marriage amendment. No. It's far more expedient (not to mention familiar) to just beat up on the queer.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday's Freeway Blogging In Hudson, Wisconsin
Thursday, October 26, 2006
DFL State Auditor Candidate, Otto, Two Faced
This quote from David Strand of Minnesota Lavender Greens regarding candidate surveys filled out by Otto: "In the State Auditor race, both Green Dave Berger and DFL'er Rebecca Otto answered the survey. However,Rebecca's answers have been thrown into question because she appears to be trying to play both sides of the fence since she also answered a survey from theMinnesota Family Insitute where she affirmed support for a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage at the same time she's telling Outfront MNAction that she opposes it. Regardless of your position on the issue at hand, this raises questions of personal integrity and honesty on the part of Otto. How can she be trusted to audit fairly when she so readily engages in such chicanery to get elected?"
Indeed. Dave Berger, the Green Party candidate for State Auditor is in full support of equal marriage rights for same sex couples.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
NJ Supreme Court Takes Cowards Way Out
New Jersey Marriage Case Announced Today
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Back To Wisconsin
Saturday, October 21, 2006
INSANELY HYPOCRITICAL REPUBLICANS
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Wednesday's Star Tribune Blogging
Gerry Studds' Husband Denied Pension
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Wednesday 4:00 Kersten Demonstration@Star Tribune
Thursday, October 12, 2006
This photo gives no indication of the mini blizzard that was going on minutes earlier while I was putting this shower curtain up yesterday afternoon. The snow was heavey for several minutes, then sun.
Matt joined me for this happy, above the freeway celebration of National Coming Out Day. We were waving to the nice motorists and they were waving and honking back. Being unprepared for the sudden wintery weather, we had one pair of gloves between us. So, one wore the right glove and waved on the right side of the sign and one wore the left glove and waved on the left side of the sign.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
National Coming Out Day!
Monday, October 09, 2006
A Word On FoleyGate
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Do It Yourself Impeachment
One last shot of someone's sign at Thursday's Impeachment demonstration. (does not appear to be a shower curtain) :)
Friday, October 06, 2006
IMPEACH BUSH Demonstration
Here's one scene from the big Impeach Bush demonstration yesterday in downtown Minneapolis. That's Jay Pond, another rare, Gay Marriage candidate. He is, in fact, gay and running for Congress from the 5th Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis. Jay is endorsed by the Green Party, and supports full marriage equality for same sex couples, no separate and unequal civil union bullshit. Jay is a serious candidate who also supports single payer healthcare, an immediate end to the Iraq war and the impeachment and prosecution of the fascist Bush regime. See more at: JayPond.org.
This sign at the protest, I think, presents the most compelling reason not only for impeaching Bush but for overturning Congress. The government is no longer enforcing the Constitution. Neither you nor your family members have any protection from being picked up by agents of the government (and that includes local police) and being disappeared forever. No lawyers, no judges, no charges. Your husband or wife or child may go to work or school one day and never come home again. They or you can just disappear into some hell hole jail being illegally operated with your tax money and there is no recourse. This is the law Congress passed last month. This from a government "Of, By and For the People." And don't count on the Democrats to fix this. Think of how "bravely" and "vigorously" they've resisted this fascist onslought so far. We are on our own.
This one gets the "Most Original" award.