Marking the DaySubmitted by Robyn on Sun, 10/11/2015 - 2:27pm
It's National Coming Out Day...not just here but also in the UK.
Russia's offensive in Syria not doing much thereSubmitted by gjohnsit on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 2:49pm
Washington is busy screaming and crying over Putin's military adventure in Syria, and Moscow is pumping out the propaganda about how they are "destroying" terrorists by the score, the actual facts on the ground is that not all that much has changed.
Russia's offensive ismaking minimal gains
Location, Location, LocationSubmitted by Robyn on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 2:46pm
Back when I lived in Arkansas (1984-2000), I would frequently be told, upon seeing outrageous behavior on the part of one of that state's citizens, "You've got to remember, This is Arkansas." As if that simple statement implied that Arkansans were not subject to the laws of the United States or the societal expectation of Planet Earth.
It frustrated me no end.
It got so I would say
Arkansas is a really beautiful place to live, except for the people who live there.
I imagine people in other places may have similar stories...or perhaps, ones that are in total opposition.
The news spins:
Wednesday Rally Against PG&E's Attack on Rooftop SolarSubmitted by enhydra lutris on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 11:32am
Per an e-mail I received from CREDO action --
Google CEO Eric Schmidt backs a startup that's stealthily working for Hillary Clinton campaignSubmitted by lotlizard on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:02pm
The stealthy, Eric Schmidt-backed startup that’s working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House
An under-the-radar startup funded by billionaire Eric Schmidt has become a major technology vendor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, underscoring the bonds between Silicon Valley and Democratic politics.
Putin gives Obama a blessing in disguiseSubmitted by gjohnsit on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:19pm
Putin has outmaneuvered Obama. Washington is trapped by its own political rhetoric.
At least that is how this news story will appear to the war hawks and hard-core partisans.
How to keep trans people aliveSubmitted by Robyn on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:08pm
Of course the first part of this is...or should be...quite obvious. How about people stop murdering trans women of color?
It's time to do more than just solve each homicide as they happen. It's time to do more than just arrest these horrific people who commit these violent crimes. It's time to do the work beforehand.
--Nellie Fitzpatrick, mayor's liaison to the LGBT community in Philadelphia
It is not enough to light candles.
--Suffok, MA, District Attorney DanConley
Of course being murdered is only one of the leading causes of our demise. Another one is suicide.
Governor Brown Sign's "Right to Dry" BillSubmitted by enhydra lutris on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:39am
Per SFGATE, California is now a "right to dry" state after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday restricting homeowners associations from banning clotheslines, which the groups deemed unsightly additions to neighborhoods.
The article, Brown signs bill reversing bans on clotheslines - SFGate, makes it clear that renters have those rights.
Now, the law states landlords must allow tenants to air-dry their clothes in their own backyard if they wish, as long as "the clothesline or drying rack will not interfere with the maintenance of the rental property and the use of the clothesline or drying rack does not violate reasonable time or location restrictions imposed by the landlord."