The Daily Show discusses the recent $660 million "award" to those 508 persons who were abused by priests in the Los Angeles area.
Over half of the money came from insurance companies... which means the church had sexual abuse insurance...
But the church was not aware of any of this before it all came out in public... yeah, right.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Michael Moore has mentioned his next movie may be about gay rights. (article here)
“If you believe in equality, if you believe in standing up for the rights of all, especially for people most affected by bigotry and discrimination, then you have no choice but to be present and accounted for when it comes to standing up for gays and lesbians in our society.”
Can I buy a ticket to the movie now?
Yup, "Republican" and "sex scandal" are wed yet again... and this time, it's even one of those evil same-sex marriages.
You heard me correct; Florida state Representative Bob Allen (R) was charged last week for offering to perform oral sex on a male undercover officer for $20. (article here) Did I mention he is co-chair of John McCain's campaign in Florida?
Which is worse in the eyes of the right wing: performing an act of sodomy or being a prostitute? I'm guessing the combination of the two is grounds for being shot in the face by Dick Cheney.
What: A 90 minute Presidential candidate forum on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues
When: 8pm CST on August 9, 2007
Where: Los Angeles, CA (aired on LOGO television channel)
Who: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio; and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill
Read the HRC press releases here.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Comedic truth as only South Park can do.
If you've seen this whole episode entitled "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce," you already know the complete South Park version of this: the government created the 9/11 conspiracy websites to make it look like they have complete control over the US; this video clip is just a pawn in their chess game to make us believe in their power.
Or is it?
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Ever wonder if you're a Liberal or a Libertarian? Do you have any idea what a Libertarian is?
Take a quick political quiz and find out what political group agrees most with you. After your results, you can read up on your political group, as well as the other ones.
Take the quiz here courtesy of theadvocates.org.
Yes, Senate Watergate Committee minority counsel Fred Thompson asked that historical question which revealed a taping system in the White House, but he wasn't the one who originally got the information out of presidential aide Alexander Butterfield; another Republican staffer, Don Sanders, was the one who scored the info.
In fact, when Fred found out about the taping system, he leaked the information to the White House so they were "...fully aware of what was to be disclosed so that [they] could take appropriate action." You see, Fred was a huge supporter of Nixon at the beginning of the Watergate scandal. And Fred was a former campaign manager of Senator Howard Baker (R-TN), the ranking Republican member of the Senate Watergate Committee.
So why did he let out the information about the taping system? He thought it would prove Nixon's innocence. Not until he heard the tapes did he realize how wrong he was about Nixon.
And now, this series of events is being spun as "...gained national attention for leading the line of inquiry that revealed the audio-taping system in the White House Oval Office" by his website.
Oh, did I mention that Thompson urged a pardon for Scooter Libby? Didn't he learn about scandal the first time around?
Read the whole story from Boston.com here.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann comments on the Scooter Libby Pardon (let's call it what it is, ok?):
I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war.
I accuse you of fabricating in the minds of your own people, a false implied link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11.
I accuse you of firing the generals who told you that the plans for Iraq were disastrously insufficient.
I accuse you of causing in Iraq the needless deaths of 3,586 of our brothers and sons, and sisters and daughters, and friends and neighbors.
I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent.
I accuse you of fomenting fear among your own people, of creating the very terror you claim to have fought.
I accuse you of exploiting that unreasoning fear, the natural fear of your own people who just want to live their lives in peace, as a political tool to slander your critics and libel your opponents.
I accuse you of handing part of this Republic over to a Vice President who is without conscience, and letting him run roughshod over it.
And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory… to the obstruction of justice.
This is, by far, the best commentary on the Bush Administration I have read in the last year. Kudos, Mr. Olbermann for putting the facts out in a manner that leaves no doubt as to what you feel.
Read the whole transcripts and see the video here.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Edge Magazine reports on progress of a possible cure for HIV:
In a breakthrough that could potentially lead to a cure for HIV infection, scientists have discovered a way to remove the virus from infected cells, a study released Thursday said.Read the full article here.
The scientists engineered an enzyme which attacks the DNA of the HIV virus and cuts it out of the infected cell, according to the study published in Science magazine.
The enzyme is still far from being ready to use as a treatment, the authors warned, but it offers a glimmer of hope for the more than 40 million people infected worldwide.
Our friends at thetaskforce.org have posted a document showing the stance of all 2008 Presidential election candidates on Gay Rights.
Who supports same-sex marriage? Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH).
Who does NOT oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment? Fred Thompson (R-TN), Mitt Romney (R-MA), Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Tom Tancredo (R-CO).
See all of the candidates' stances in detail here.
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