Thursday, September 27, 2012

Taking the Good with the Bad in Texas

We take you now to Austin, Texas, for some good news.

Today the City Council of Austin unanimously passed a resolution in support of same-sex marriage, making the capital city the first in Texas to take such a step.

Texas has a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions, so the Austin vote doesn’t have much practical effect, but it does send a message that things are changing, even in the Lone Star State.

We keep you now in Austin, Texas, for some bad news.

Last Friday during Austin Pride Nick Soret was ordering pizza from a food truck when another patron repeatedly yelled at him, “What are you looking at?”  The guy attacked Soret, so his friend Andrew Oppleman intervened, and got the crap beaten out of him.

That’s the latest from Texas, where you win some, and you lose six teeth.


From I bet this turkey can get more fans than NOM

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Allies for the Cause

OutFront Minnesota, fighting against a marriage amendment on the November ballot, offered this proof that Minnesota's elves have chosen to take a firm stand on the issue.

Parsing the Particle

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This Week's Quote

Many years ago I chased a woman for almost two years, only to discover her tastes were exactly like mine:  We were both crazy about girls.

Groucho Marx

Source:  Cassell Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Goodbye Primordial Soup

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Priest, a Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar . . .

These three guys aren't actors--no doubt about that.  They're real members of the clergy, bellying up to the bar to tell fellow Minnesotans to vote against the marriage amendment.  I'll drink to that.

Tweeting Their Way to Infamy

From Teabonics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We're All the Same--Well, Almost All of Us

From Being Liberal

Switch On a Dime?

From Political Loudmouth

This Week's Quote

OMG . . . my Italian hubby is at his ultimate nelliest when he finds a spider . . . I love it cuz it allows me to play the macho man . . . now find a snake in the backyard and I become Liza with a Z.

Jack Jett

Source:  a Facebook comment

Friday, September 7, 2012

Firmly Opposed to Morose Marriage

After the Conventions

The Dems are done in Charlotte.

Here’s a pertinent wrap-up of last night, courtesy of ThinkProgress:  “The final night of the Democratic National Convention again featured many celebrations of LGBT equality, not to mention speeches by openly gay individuals such as Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). President Obama himself reiterated his support for marriage equality, Vice President Joe Biden condemned intolerance, and many other speakers applauded the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and other advancements of LGBT equality. In fact, there was a video dedicated entirely to the LGBT community, complete with photographs of pride parades and same-sex couples.”

I guess it’s official:  We’re no longer in the Democrats’ closet.

All this is refreshing coming after the Republican National Convention, where the pachyderms approved a platform that a New York Times editorial termed "more aggressive in its opposition to women's reproductive rights and to gay rights than any in memory."

It’s a done deal for me.  Vote donkey!  A vote for the asses is a good thing!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Not the Version I Saw

From LGBT News

Question of the Week

Your favorite moment of the Democratic National Convention so far?

We're Gonna Make It After All

Minnesotans United for All Families posted this shot of two supporters, Kate and Alisha, posing with the Mary Tyler Moore statue in downtown Minneapolis.  Would Mary vote no on the marriage amendment?  How about Rhoda?  Mr. Grant?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

This Week's Quote

There was a time when I thought my only connection with the literary world would be that I had once delivered meat to T.S. Eliot's mother-in-law.

Alan Bennett

Source:  Cassell Dictionary of Humorous Quotations