Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LGBT News + More

Equality Florida is asking folks to send their legislators a note thanking the co-sponsors of equality legislation in Florida. You can send a note to these legislators thanking them by clicking on the previous link.

This is yummy: A vigil the night before the Supreme Court hears the Prop 8 case.

From Orange County Equality Coalition:

As you might know, the California Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on the legitimacy of Proposition 8 on March 5. On March 4, marriage equality organizations in Los Angeles and around the state are preparing to hold an "Eve of Justice". We at the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC) and California Faith for Equality will host a similar event in Orange County .

"Eve of Justice: Lighting the Way to the Supreme Court" is an event for the LGBT community and supporters, taking place on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - the night before the televised oral argument hearings before the California Supreme Court.

It will be happening at Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

There will be re-commitment ceremonies for some of the 18,000 same-sex couples whose legally married status is on the line, and a candlelight vigil and rally for equal marriage rights in hope and praise of justice and liberty. There will also be a program of remarks by leading religious and legal figures in support of same-sex marriage rights, alternating with musical performances and the stories of real people affected by the passage of Proposition 8, told by the people themselves.

Please join us for what promises to be a powerful and moving event!

(I have removed contact addresses as they are private.)
If you need more information, please contact me, personally. Cany.

No doubt many of you watched the State of the Union address last night. Rather magnificent, actually. A few places of mild humor.

But the real humor came afterwards in 12+ minutes of absolute jarring rhetorical malfeasance aka Jindal, a 2012 presidential hopeful who has lashed out at Obama over the stimulus package and has now succumbed, apparently, to the snow queen's down-homey talk. Also. You betcha.

One of the things that just made me laugh out loud (though it really isn't funny) was Jindal talking about volcano observation and how we shouldn't fund this (another to hell with science type) type of thing. Interestingly, the figures he cited are patently wrong. Poor guy.

First he gets stuck filming his response in a dark hallway (fitting) where he spews nonsense at the 8th grade level (at least he should have used a few big words just to impress some of the elitist intellectuals), then he cites incorrect numbers.

But hey, we're used to eight years of lies from the GOP, much of them devoid of transparency, so maybe this was a secret message to let GOP fans know that, hey, everything is still the same! Yeah, we know.

I also had to laugh because volcano Redoubt, which I have been watching for weeks and weeks and weeks, is near his current main rival, the snow queen from the north. Maybe, to his way of thinking, if the damn thing blows he might lose a main competitor?

Hey, just sayin'...

Anyway, what a mess Jindal made of that. There wasn't one positive review from any in the MSM. Even Fox News appeared stunned. Rachel Maddow was literally speechless. This in the face of the post-speech polling numbers for Obama which marched right up the poll ladder.

It becomes more clear everyday that the GOP has dug such a deep hole, they just cannot dig out. A shame, isn't it?

And BTW, if you like volcano watching from afar, you can go here. It's pretty nifty, really. You can cruise the several volcano observation sites that Jindal believes are unnecessary and actually learn things in the process.

I wonder how Jindal feels about hurricane watching? Gee, probably not necessary in Louisiana, right?