fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Hope))
Because he will, he is human and imperfect. It's the nature of life.

Though it's hard to remind myself when I see the things he has on his agenda. Things like the economy, the two wars we are fighting, energy and the environment, and civil rights. His civil rights agenda which covers many issues that I believe in very, very strongly.
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
Liss posted a transcript from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and titled the post, "Fuck Huckabee." My favorite quote is where Jon Stewart raises the conservative shadow of meritocracy:
I think you're looking at sexuality and not attributes. And it's odd, because I think the conservative mantra is a meritocracy, and I think what you're suggesting is the fact of being gay parents makes you not as good as others, and I would suggest that a loving gay family with a financially secure background beats the hell out of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline any day of the week."
fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Fire))
(Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] ysabel.)

This is an excellent summation of many of my feelings at the moment.
fullcontactmuse: (Dice)
(I snagged this from [livejournal.com profile] ysabel.)

fullcontactmuse: (Cluelessness)

My favorite line is "He's a role model for anyone with a brain."
fullcontactmuse: (Default)

Will it do any good? I mean assuming the best in the american voter rather than the worst for a change. I am doubtful, but that's the cynic in me talking.
fullcontactmuse: (Cluelessness)

Note: As always, political commentary follows.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] ajrbarton
fullcontactmuse: (Flying Monkeys Stole My Icon)
MINNEAPOLIS - In an announcement that has shocked the Washington establishment to its very core, the editor of the satirical newspaper The Onion has admitted that the 2008 GOP Presidential ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin is a satire that has "spun out of control."

"Things just really got out of hand," said Scott Dikkers, editor of The Onion. "Once the movie 'Mystery, Alaska' broke out at the Republican National Convention, and John McCain was about to get an official shot at having access to the nation's nukes, we realized we had to come forward and nip this thing in the bud."

The announcement by Dikkers came just one moments before presumed Presidential nominee John McCain was to officially accept the GOP nomination. The convention was abruptly halted when it was announced that John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin were not, in fact, the GOP nominees for the Executive office.

According to GOP sources, it is now likely that Jeb Bush will become the true Republican nominee for President, with current Vice-President Dick Cheney as his running mate.

In a column that will be published tomorrow morning in the Washington Post, Dean of Washington Media David Broder reacted angrily, but added that he was pleased that a serious ticket would hopefully "restore the natural order of Washington."

"The McCain-Palin hoax has been a crime perpetrated against the media. We are the victims," wrote Broder. "Now that the natural order has been restored, however, I have great confidence that a ticket of Bush-Cheney will be a serious one that understands Beltway complexities and the nation's continued grave threat of nuclear annihilation at the hands of Islamic terrorists."

Dikkers said the entire satire began simply, but rapidly gained momentum. According to Dikkers, a story titled "George W. Bush Privatizes the White House Executive Bathroom" began the entire debacle.

"It was just a simple filler story," said Dikkers. "Then somehow angry bloggers got a hold of it, and we just sort of sat back and watched what happened."

While details are still sketchy, Fox News has reported that the story somehow morphed due to the diligent work of the "leftist, Marxist blogospheres." The angry leftist bloggers continually pushed, altered and continued the satire and the national media followed, until somehow: "Republicans had actually bought the ridiculous notion that McCain is some type of non-partisan maverick and that an inexperienced Alaskan governor had put her foot down against the infamous Bridge to Nowhere and was a maverick in her own right," as Publisher of The Onion, T. Herman Zweibel stated in a press release.

For his part, Dikkers said he realized things were completely out of control when McCain was about to accept the nomination for the GOP.

"We were waiting for someone to figure this whole thing out, but once McCain was 24 hours away from having a legal shot at the Presidency, we just had to pull the plug. It was just too dangerous," said Dikkers. "We're really sorry about this whole thing. Seriously, sorry."

Dikkers said the lead story in the next issue of The Onion will explain more about the satire that went out of control, under the title "Holy Shit That Was Close!"

Read the original posting.
fullcontactmuse: (Trans)
Normally, I would post this under my Growth filter, the politics of this are important to me, so I am sharing.

[livejournal.com profile] lovecraftienne posted this in her LJ today...
My sympathies to my trans-sistren and -brethren in the US, who have recently been rather badly betrayed by the greater queer community - and likely for nothing. It occurs to me that those who aren't involved with the community may not know about this shamefulness.

It's called ENDA. It's supposed to be the grand coming-out for the queer community, a non-discrimination act to cover GLBT people.

Except...except that the Religious Right seized on a new way to fuck us up. They split us.

Barney Frank, the openly-gay Senator, has decided that ENDA cannot pass with trans- inclusion, so he stabbed us in the back with the help of HRC; they pulled the gender identity sections from the Act. Frank made some intemperate comments about trans women waving penises about in the shower (I always wonder at that one - does *anyone*, cis- or trans-, actually wave their penis around in the shower?).

And the worst part? The Shrub's gonna veto it anyway. So the Religious Reich have managed to drive a huge wedge, between the collaborationist HRC and Barney "Quisling" Frank, and the queer community at large. Our lobbying organisations, instead of working together to make change, have kowtowed to the hate, and after putting their neck on the ground for the bastards, get to hear them laughing at us as we get *nothing* out of it in the end; they now work against one another.

I just didn't know if the rest of you knew about this. I was talking to Tickly Girl last night, and discovered she hadn't heard about it. I've not said much before because, well, it's not my country. But I see the outrage, the anger, the betrayal sweeping across my flist today and recently, and I decided it was time to speak up.

I don't know if it'll make a difference...but think about it. If you think it should be okay to fire me because I've transitioned, then go ahead, don't contact your Rep. Let them speak for you in this. On the other hand, if you think that's just *wrong*, then maybe it's time to write an e-mail, or make a call, or send a letter. Maybe more than one. You've got Senate and Congress reps.

If they were trying to pass a civil rights bill that left out the darkest-skinned of African-Americans only - would you support it, because it gave some rights to some, or spurn it as unacceptably enshrining discrimination?

HRC has taken money from transfolk for years, promising us they'd be there for us when the chips were down. Well, the bet's been called, and they folded like a cheap goddamn seat. They should be put out of business; give your money to NGLTF, or other orgs who won't accept institutionalised discrimination.

Up to you. Just figured they deserved to be called out for their betrayal.

“There are workplace situations — communal showers, for example — when the demands of the transgender community fly in the face of conventional norms and therefore would not pass in any Congress. I’ve talked with transgender activists and what they want — and what we will be forced to defend — is for people with penises who identify as women to be able to shower with other women.” Congressman Barney Frank
fullcontactmuse: (Cluelessness)
[livejournal.com profile] smarier posted this yesterday and I never got around to sharing it with all you good people. [livejournal.com profile] corwynofamber bumped this back into view, so this became an optimal time to share:
fullcontactmuse: (Cluelessness)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] qijm.

But It's Thomas Jefferson's Koran!
Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to American values.

Yet the holy book at tomorrow's ceremony has an unassailably all-American provenance. We've learned that the new congressman -- in a savvy bit of political symbolism -- will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson.

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