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Maddie Matters: A Six-Year-Old Solves The Gay Acceptance Riddle

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:09 PM February 11, 2014
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Turns out it’s easier to think outside the box when you don’t know there’s a box.

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How The Sequester Grinches Stole The Fourth Of July

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:34 AM July 4, 2013
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Fireworks have been cancelled on most military bases this year. Thank you Congress for your selfish, mean-spirited, petty refusal to end the Sequester. Bah, Humbug!

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The New Yorker Magazine’s Must-See Cover Celebrates The SCOTUS Marriage Decisions

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:22 AM June 29, 2013
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Not to be missed! The New Yorker Magazine makes a visual comment on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions with Bert and Ernie, happy at last.

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I’m Just So Thankful, We’re Not Going To Get Mitt

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM November 22, 2012
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Ask what I’m most grateful for,
I’ll tell you this is it:
I am oh so very thankful,
We’re not gonna get Mitt.

My (humorous) Thanksgiving Ode to politics.

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I Just Want To Be Your President

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:29 PM October 17, 2012
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It occurred to me during the debate last night that Mitt Romney was born to be a country song, “binders full of women,” Seamus the dog, Big Bird and all. So here’s my ode to Mitt, I just want to be your president.

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On Our Radar – Same-Sex Penguin Couple Separated to Breed Is Reunited

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:51 AM July 15, 2012

Last fall, Buddy and Pedro, a same-sex couple of endangered African penguins were separated by the Toronto Zoo in hopes they would breed. Today, their life after gay love is On Our Radar.

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Breaking: Cuomo: NY Same-Sex Marriage A “Priority,” Will Pass in 2011

by David Badash ● 6:20 PM July 1, 2010

Breaking: Cuomo: NY Same-Sex Marriage A “Priority,” Will Pass in 2011. The Wall Street Journal’s “Metropolis” author Jacob Gershman reports New York Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo, in a recent interview, told reporters that a gay marriage bill is “a priority.” “State lawmakers, he said, “have their hands full with their current [...]

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Quote Of The Day: Lindsey Graham

by David Badash ● 1:39 PM July 1, 2010

Quote Of The Day: Lindsey Graham “I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men — I’m sure hundreds of ‘em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.” – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), in the New York Times Magazine. via PoliticalWire.com (Pity, [...]

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Gallup: More Americans Are Democrats Than Republicans

by David Badash ● 3:18 PM June 30, 2010

Gallup: More Americans Are Democrats Than Republicans. Gallup just released a poll finding that 46% of Americans identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning, vs. 43% of Americans identifying as Republican or Republican-leaning. This is an increase of two percentage points from earlier this year. Additionally, “Gallup’s Daily tracking survey, which also includes a measure of party [...]

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“I guess it’s one thing to take gay money when it’s under the table, but it’s an entirely different thing when your other client happens to be a contender for the Republican nomination for the presidency”

by David Badash ● 5:40 PM June 1, 2010

“I guess it’s one thing to take gay money when it’s under the table, but it’s an entirely different thing when your other client happens to be a contender for the Republican nomination for the presidency.” Politico’s Ben Smith today reports that a Republican pollster commissioned by a large Republican strategy firm to conduct a [...]

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DADT Repeal Compromise Moves Forward In Senate

by David Badash ● 6:46 PM May 27, 2010

DADT Repeal Compromise Moves Forward In Senate. Senate armed services committee voted minutes ago for the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ policy repeal compromise amendment to be included in 2011 Defense Authorization Bill.

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The Future (Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal) Will Be Televised

by David Badash ● 12:43 PM May 27, 2010

The Future (Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal) Will Be Televised. Senator John McCain, a former laissez-faire, let-the-military-leaders-decide on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” kind of guy, is of course grandstanding now, and flip-flopping, leading the charge against repeal, now that the military’s leaders are supporting repeal. And McCain has now demanded that the Senate debate [...]

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A Quick, Personal Update.

by David Badash ● 2:54 PM May 24, 2010

A Quick, Personal Update. And, we’re back! Yes, I took last week off, posting just a few pieces, mostly the letters from SLDN’s servicemembers about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” My better half moved in with me and we spent our first week together, together! We had a glorious time, walking about Manhattan, visiting our favorite [...]

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Glenn Beck Is Crying Because Kagan Isn’t Black And Handicapped

by David Badash ● 11:49 PM May 11, 2010

Glenn Beck Is Crying Because Kagan Isn’t Black And Handicapped. It was just one month ago that the gay-hating, America-hating Glenn Beck decried, “If the president is smart, he’ll find ‘a gay, handicapped black woman, who’s an immigrant.’ “She could be the devil. She could say, ‘I hate America. I want to destroy America.’ And [...]