The Human Rights Campaign, reliable lapdogs for the Obama White House and their lack of progress on LGBT issues, bothered to chastise GOP Senate candidate in Colorado Ken Buck — on Sunday! — for his remarks on NBC’s Meet the Press that being gay was a “choice.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 17, 2010 6:36 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday October 16, 2010 12:02 pm|
At the youth town hall this week, young voters came to ask President Obama questions about his past policies and future intentions. These young voters understand that this time of year, the mid-term elections, is when we interview candidates for the job of representing us in Congress. The president, though, called it “silly season” — an insult to them and to all American voters trying to decide whether to re-hire incumbents or look to another candidate for the job.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday October 15, 2010 12:34 pm|
The Pentagon, in its continuing bumbling response to federal District Judge Virginia Phillips’s possible overreach, issued a memo directed at gay and lesbian troops currently serving, which essentially said “Careful, now, nothing’s really changed.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday October 13, 2010 3:00 pm|
To hear how far out of the mainstream the Obama White House is, just listen to senior adviser Valerie Jarrett describe her conversation with the parents of suicided gay teen Justin Aarberg, and her description of Justin having “made a lifestyle choice.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday October 13, 2010 12:23 pm|
Having moved here barely two months ago, I haven’t focused much energy or time on the Oregon campaigns, except for my advocacy for YES votes on Measure 74 (“Safe Dispensaries, Please”) but this comment by Yale University graduate and former NBA player Chris Dudley, who’d like to begin his political career in the governor’s seat in Salem, really cries out for mockery.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday October 13, 2010 11:39 am|
This incredibly moving statement by Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns during a City Council meeting really needs no additional words from me.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 12, 2010 2:09 pm|
The Justice Department announced today that it will appeal the case of Gill v Personnel Management, in which a federal district court had ruled in favor of seven same-sex married couples and three widowed persons, including the widower of a Congressman, that they were entitled to federal benefits due married people. The lower court had found the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and Obama’s Justice Department in now appealing that ruling.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday October 12, 2010 1:11 pm|
Today, as expected, Judge Virginia Phillips issued a broad injunction against any enforcement of the Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell regulations by the United States military.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday October 11, 2010 4:55 pm|
The promised reports from inside the Democratic fundraiser at NBA superstar Alonzo Mourning’s bayfront estate won’t be possible, apparently. Former Democratic Congressional candidate, honorably discharged West Point grad and Iraq War veteran Anthony Woods’ $5,00 check was returned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and he was denied access to the event today. So no one was around to provide President Obama with personal, necessary context, one-to-one, about the GetEQUAL protests he saw today by land, by sea, and by air.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday October 11, 2010 3:38 pm|
Today’s three-part GetEQUAL demonstration at the bayfront estate of NBA superstar Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning, who was hosting a high-dollar reception and tented dinner attended by President Obama and many big donors, made the White House press pool report. This means that all press outlets that rely on the pooled reporting from today’s reporters who accompanied the president will have access to a report that includes the GetEQUAL protesters.