Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Updates!

Sorry they're late! Ok, so apparently my wifi is relatively stable today, & almost as fast as usual, so let's give this a shot.

  • Obligatory Sunday Anti-Tea-Party comments: I really REALLY have to insist you check out #teapartymovietitles on Twitter (yes, I know, Twitter is infinitely stupid & a huge waste of time. But this is so worth it. Especially when TP members jump in with their own suggestions, & the whole thing just goes right over their heads...)
  • Environmental News: Stop BP's Next Drilling Disaster. Petition via Greenpeace, regarding BP's plan to drill a new well in the Arctic, off the coast of Alaska.
  • What's Happening in Washington?
  • Caribou Barbie: Does anyone care? I still don't.
  • Can't we All Just Get Along? Peace & Unity In the US: Check out One Nation Working Together. This weekend's the big event!!
  • Immigration Reform: Still no word on the DREAM Act. It's on hold until after the elections. If you missed my earlier posts on it, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act provides a conditional path to citizenship for undocumented minors who arrived in the US under the age of 16, provided they are accepted into college or join the military for at least 2 years.
  • Stewart/Colbert: Huge rally on 10/30 in DC!!! Wish I could be there :-(
    • Miss Colbert's testimony on immigration & jobs? Check it out here.
  • Coffee Party USA: Big convention was this past weekend, but due to internet issues, I missed it all...
  • LGBT rights: Did I share this last week? No? Ok - NYT: Despite Setback, Gay Rights Move Forward. Even if the DADT repeal was filibustered, there's still the federal court decisions on DADT & the ban on adoption by same-sex parents-- both were declared unconstituaional! In fact, a court even ordered that the Air Force reinstate Major Margaret Witt, who was fired under DADT. So change is coming... Fingers crossed.
    • Need your fix of anger today? Check this out: Why Gay Marriage is Dangerous. So let's all raise our fingers high in the air in unison - Fuck you very much. That being said, now's the time to donate to organizations like HRC & Marriage Equality USA!

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