Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

So last night Logo (a gay channel co-owned by MTV and HBO, i believe) and HRC (a gay rights lobby organization) hosted what they called the visible vote, and what everyone else is calling the gay debate. They invited every candidate, democrat or republican, to come answer questions on gay issues. I was using twitter […]

how is it people have not seen the pattern yet? it happens often enough that even the dumbest dude watching the news should be able to figure it out. say to himself “hey i heard something like this before.” what pattern you say? why the one rep. mark foley is a part of. the one […]

bad thaiming


well, somehow while i was somewhere over the pacific, the thai military held a coup and are attempting to depose the current prime minister. i flew directly into phuket and had no clue there was even anything wrong. things down here are totally normal. the only disturbance is in bangkok so far. the good news […]

so soon?


wow. gay marriage gets dragged back out by the conservatives on monday and on wednesday bill bennett – bill mutherfucking bennett – is on the daily show admitting that there’s nothing the conservatives can do to stop it. admitting defeat. and the whole time, he’s pulling out all the old lines – about activist judges, […]

apparently choosing illegal immigrants (read brown people) as the “problem” to distract people from our real problems like a war we can’t win and the resulting trillion dollar deficit was a mistake. all the rich people must have said “who will clean my house? who will care for my lawn?” and illegal immigration was no […]

rumor has it that the republicans are going to try and make gays an issue in the next election. now that a bunch of states have already passed laws banning gay marriage, the republicans intend to strike fear into the heart of the bible belt with the menace of gay adoption. the democrats answer? tiptoe […]

the last gasp


the recording industries are now getting desperate to preserve their distribution and profit models. no matter how many studies show that downloading does not negatively impact sales. and despite the fact that tv networks are actually announcing that making their shows available on the iTunes store has actually increased regular viewership of those shows over […]