Saturday, May 12, 2012

HILARIOUS! Jon Stewart Opens Up A Can O' Whoop Ass On Bigots In North Carolina

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Via JMG: LEAKED GOP MEMO: It's Time To Let Go Of Fighting Against Same-Sex Marriage

Politico has published a just-leaked memo from an insider on Dubya's 2004 reelection team. In the light of Obama's "evolution," this guy now says that GOP strategists should abandon the losing battle against same-sex marriage.
Background: in view of this week’s news on the same sex marriage issue, here is a summary of recent survey findings on same sex marriage:
  1. Support for same sex marriage has been growing and in the last few years support has grown at an accelerated rate with no sign of slowing down. A review of public polling shows that up to 2009 support for gay marriage increased at a rate of 1% a year. Starting in 2010 the change in the level of support accelerated to 5% a year. The most recent public polling shows supporters of gay marriage outnumber opponents by a margin of roughly 10% (for instance: NBC / WSJ poll in February / March: support 49%, oppose 40%).
  2. The increase in support is taking place among all partisan groups. While more Democrats support gay marriage than Republicans, support levels among Republicans are increasing over time. The same is true of age: younger people support same sex marriage more often than older people, but the trends show that all age groups are rethinking their position.
  3. Polling conducted among Republicans show that majorities of Republicans and Republican leaning voters support extending basic legal protections to gays and lesbians. These include majority Republican support for:
  4. Protecting gays and lesbians against being fired for reasons of sexual orientation
  5. Protections against bullying and harassment
  6. Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
  7. Right to visit partners in hospitals
  8. Protecting partners against loss of home in case of severe medical emergencies or death
  9. Legal protection in some form for gay couples whether it be same sex marriage or domestic partnership (only 29% of Republicans oppose legal recognition in any form).
Recommendation: A statement reflecting recent developments on this issue along the following lines:
“People who believe in equality under the law as a fundamental principle, as I do, will agree that this principle extends to gay and lesbian couples; gay and lesbian couples should not face discrimination and their relationship should be protected under the law. People who disagree on the fundamental nature of marriage can agree, at the same time, that gays and lesbians should receive essential rights and protections such as hospital visitation, adoption rights, and health and death benefits.
Read the full memo.

Reposted from Joe

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Gay Marriage- Obama Comes Out for Love. Do You?

The Top 8 Ways To Be 'Traditionally Married' According To The Bible

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Tricycle Daily Dharma May 12, 2012

Revolutionary Practice

True dharma practice is a revolutionary activity, and you can't do it in a comfortable way. You really have to challenge the whole identity of your life.
- Jack Kornfield, "The Sure Heart's Release"
Read the entire article in the Tricycle Wisdom Collection

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The story of Obama's evolution, starting with a blogger named Joe 

I have to give Peter Wallsten and Scott Wilson credit at the Washington Post for crediting our own Joe Sudbay with being the person who got President Obama to say he's evolving on gay marriage.  A lot of reporters fail to mention who hit was who got the ball rolling on this issue.

Via AmericaBlogGay: More Romney Bullying

Top Romney aide gleefully outed transgender woman, ending her political career 

Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom Eric Fehrnstrom is called Mitt Romney's "most trusted" adviser. Well it seems that Mr. Romney's most trusted adviser is alleged to have "glee"-fully outed a transgender women, ending her career in politics.  This from GQ: Fehrnstrom saved his cheap shots for smaller-time Massachusetts pols. 


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Romney defends traditional marriage, which in his family's case means polygamy 

 The Daily Dish has a video of Mitt Romney talking about defending the traditional definition of marriage that's existed for 3,000 years.  In the case of Romney's family, that traditional definition involved polygamy. As the Daily Dish notes, Romney's family even abandoned the United States for Mexico, after the US government clamped down on polygamists over a century ago.Romney says that...

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Romney flip-flops today on gay adoption, now against 

Romney seems to have decided that the only way can win the general election against President Obama is to swing even further to the far-right than he did during the primaries (I know the primaries aren't over, but they really are).  This is actually quite surprising.  He's going to turn off independents if he keeps pandering to the far right. From CBS News: Republican presidential...