Perhaps you need to be a Glee fan to truly appreciate the pacing, graphics, and narration of this ad for incumbent Pat Quinn (get it, Quinn?) in the Illinois governor’s race. But there’s lots of information for non-Glee-viewers. And, let’s face it, the folks who need motivating to go to the polls to vote Democratic are Glee fans, not Matlock fans.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday October 22, 2010 2:13 pm|
It’s nice to end the week with a victory lap for LBGTs — goddesses know we need one this week.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday October 21, 2010 4:18 pm|
Sidestepping Wolf Blitzer’s question (again!) about whether Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell is unconstitutional, and saying that she and the President want Congress to end the law as soon as possible, White House Senior Adviser in Charge of Taking the Heat from Gays Valerie Jarrett said she shares Lt Dan Choi’s frustration over the pace of the repeal in Congress.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday October 21, 2010 11:40 am|
Human Rights Campaign, after a one-man effort by San Francisco LGBT activist Michael Petrelis, has finally agreed to post its IRS Form 990 on its website, “by the end of this week.” The form was due to the IRS in mid-August, so the HRC’s secrecy and delay makes it look like they’ve something to hide. Could it be huge salary increases while accomplishing nothing but kicking the gay-rights can down the road and providing cover to the Democratic White House and Congress for their bumbling of LGBT issues?
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday October 21, 2010 9:02 am|
Valerie Jarrett says the president wants Congress to repeal DADT. But she won’t say the law is unconstitutional.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 19, 2010 11:46 pm|
Judge Virginia Phillips on Tuesday declined to stay last week’s ruling that Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell is unconstitutional and must immediately end. The government has signaled its intent to appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 19, 2010 6:25 pm|
This raw video shot at the Times Square military recruiting office earlier today shows USMC Lt Dan Choi gain admittance to the office and enlist in the US Army, after having been discharged under DADT. Dan explains what happened inside: he is eligible to be re-enlist, even though he is an officer. Tomorrow they’ll figure out what steps are necessary to get him back on duty.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 19, 2010 3:57 pm|
If anyone had any doubt that Jerry Brown’s campaign advertising would omit the obvious comparison between the current governor and Meg Whitman, that was erased today with this new ad. Word for word, we see Arnold and Meg spout the same platitudes that mean absolutely nothing specific at all. It’s a terrific ad – let’s hope the Brown campaign gets it seen far and wide. Arnold’s mired in the 20s, so anything to tie Meg to him will help Jerry’s campaign pull away from her at the end, as he appears to be doing.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 19, 2010 2:21 pm|
Hillary Clinton lends her voice to teens troubled by bullying for being or being perceived as ‘gay.’ This is a great American lending her powerful voice to the “It Gets Better” project.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 19, 2010 1:25 pm|
Lt Dan Choi, discharged under DADT, asks that we follow him on Twitter as he attempts to re-enlist in the USMC at the recruiting station in New York City: http://twitter.com/ltdanchoi