More Political Highlights From The US 2012 Elections

When the confetti and Kid Rock CDs are cleared, the victory of Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin may be the second-biggest story of the night. Six years ago, Wisconsin voted on one of those gay marriage bans that plagued the land in the post-Goodrich era. All but one county approved the ban. Today, they have the nation's first openly gay senator, who now has to figure out what she wants to do with that. Entry 12: Tammy Baldwin is the second biggest story of the night. David Weigel, S … [Read more...]

Four More Years – Obama

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Links Du Jour – In Defence Of Pseudoscience, Zombies, Sandy Storm Photo Fakes And PAXAustralia Passes Selling Out!

I'm heading out to do some training in preparation for Open House Perth - it's the first time that it's being held in Perth over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th November, and I'm volunteering over the whole weekend. So I might see you about if you're checking out the design and architectural features of the city, and they are still looking for volunteers if you can help.I'm finding it a little distressing that friends in the US are currently having to deal with a tropical storm hitting their … [Read more...]

Lana Wachowski’s Human Rights Campaign’s Annual Gala Dinner Speech

Writer, producer and director Lana Wachowski on receiving the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award. Lana has been part of the team that created 'The Matrix' trilogy and her new movie 'Cloud Atlas' is set to be released October 26th, 2012. Transcript here. … [Read more...]

Robert Siegel Interviews Salman Rushdie Video – Joseph Anton At Centre For Inquiry, Washington

Author Salman Rushdie discusses his memoir, Joseph Anton, in which he discussed his ten years spent in hiding as a result of the fatwa issued against him by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989 for his authorship of the novel, The Satanic Verses. It's a great book - took it with me to Adelaide and it distracted me wonderfully during airplane turbulence ... which is high praise from me, I hate turbulence. The one-hour, nineteen minutes video isn't embeddable, so just click on through: … [Read more...]

Missouri Pastor’s Speech On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity To Springfield City Council

I'm certain this has been passed around already - but enjoy. Listen to the whole thing.A Missouri pastor delivered an impassioned speech before the Springfield City Council in which he appeared to be making the case against amending the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to add protection for sexual orientation and gender identity. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Binders Full Of Women Tumblr

Click on through.Oh, and the Facebook Page.And the Guardian article: Why did the phrase resonate? Because it was tone deaf, condescending and out of touch with the actual economic issues that women are so bothered about. The phrase objectified and dehumanized women. It played right into the perception that so many women have feared about a Romney administration – that a president Romney would be sexist and set women back. And it turns out the way Romney presented it – that he asked for a stu … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Girl Rising – A Documentary

Girl Rising is the feature-length film at the center of 10×10's global action campaign for girls' education. The film reveals the extraordinary stories of girls from around the globe, fighting to overcome impossible odds on the road to realizing their dreams of education. Coming Spring 2013. … [Read more...]

Australia’s Prime Minister Gillard Labels Opposition Leader Abbott A Misogynist

I'm fairly certain everyone has already shown you this - but in case (and, of course, as the token Australian on the network):Best Thing You’ll See All Day: Australia’s Female Prime Minister Rips Misogynist a New One in Epic Speech on Sexism - Jezebel.com:In an impassioned 15-minute smackdown in front of the house of Representatives, the country's first female leader gave a scathing speech calling out opposition leader Tony Abbott's extremely misogynistic comments, actions, views on abo … [Read more...]

The Fatwa – Salman Rushdie – BBC Documentary

Currently on tour in the USA; latest book currently sitting next to my bathtub after I cycled out for the day and got a very good weights workout carrying a copy of "Joseph Anton" back home.Here's the BBC documentary that I watched earlier in the year, that I highly recommend. There's also subtitles in the YouTube version if you want to click over.Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, tells for the first time the inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by the … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Non-Candidate PSA – West Wing Reunion

This one is for Trish, with thanks to KO. … [Read more...]


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