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The Way Forward — Thoughts on the #WarOnWomen, Moral Mondays, SCOTUS rulings and How We Fight

June 27, 2013


Yes, I’ve been tweeting. Reading compulsively. Talking with allies on Facebook. But, it hit me last night over dinner with fine company, I haven’t really processed all the implications of this week. But, these are my own thoughts about what this week means for those of us motivated by justice, living in Red (or purple – […]

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This week in Tennessee’s Fight for Equality — Off Your Arse Now

March 25, 2013


Graphic from Teresa Hooper Big week ahead in the Fight For Equality in Tennessee. Please visit Tennessee Equality Project for additional details about events in cities other than Nashville. Here is the part where you need to do stuff if you are local…and if you aren’t–throw some love to TEP. They like cash. And co-sponsors. And we […]

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The Magdalene Sisters — Full Film

February 8, 2013


Another great shame of the Catholic Church and the complicity of the Irish government. From the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/world/europe/seeking-redress-in-ireland-over-magdalene-laundry.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0

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Tiger Beat of the Potomac

February 7, 2013


Tiger Beat of the Potomac “Look, kidz. You’re being played. There is no sign of moderation in Republican politics.” No truer words ever uttered. The GOP has no intention of moderating. If they try, the Tea Party folks will primary the reasonable ones out. Eventually, they’ll be a 3rd party (and hopefully a 4th), but […]

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Boy Scouts & The GOP–Forever Wed to Haters

February 7, 2013


Boy Scouts & The GOP–Base of Loons Great rundown on the challenges faced by both the Boy Scouts and the GOP. I will contend there is no “life” outside appealing to the fringe for either of these organizations. They have benefited from feeding the hate all these years and now that it is killing them–they won’t be […]

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Sex Ed, Designing Women & Rep. Stacey “Don’t Say Gay” Campfield

February 6, 2013


A big h/t and thank you to P. Simmons for putting this episode right back on my radar. Because I too, “don’t think they should die for” a lack of sex ed in public schools. You see, over the last week our very own Rep. Stacey “Don’t Say Gay” Campfield (and just because he mentioned […]

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Can Rove Hush Up The Tea Party? Um, no.

February 4, 2013


Establishment GOP vs. Tea Party–can the “Conservative Victory Fund” hush up the base? Chris Cillizza offers analysis of Rove’s latest attempt to be relevant after removing all doubt that he is a hack. Cillizza asks if it will work. It won’t work. But, not for the reasons he offers (1. Money isn’t everything and 2. $ […]

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Unmitigated Twattery

January 31, 2013

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H/t to the invaluable Tennessee Equality Project for this gem. Letter to Rep. Campfield and his truly turdish response: Telisha Arguelles Cobb Below is an email and response from Sen Campfield. He will respond (see below). Email him now (lets flood his inbox) at: sen.stacey.campfield@capitol.tn.gov Senator Campfield, I am writing to you today as a […]

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