The civil unions bill in Colorado just passed the State House 39-26 with two Republicans voting with all Democrats. Next to the Governor's desk.
There has been a lot of talk about how the Republicans in Virginia are planning to change the way Virginia's electoral votes are cast and a lot of outrage.
In my view, this is just pissing in the wind as we say in the West. The questions to me are what are the Republicans planning to do, will it work and what can we do to stop it are the only important questions. The Republicans have done many things that are just awful and why we should expect them to not do that now in an attempt to keep their power is just beyond me.
So, a practical primer.
I didn't see this issue diaried anywhere, so I thought I would give you some information from the wild west.
It is now clear that civil unions will be the law in Colorado next week!! Considering this state passed an anti-gay marriage Constitutional Amendment several years ago by a wide margin.
But Colorado's exterme libertarian bent is showing up again.
And the most amazing thing, the State House is controlled by Republicans.
Story after the squiggle.
John Hickenlooper is out with his first ad of the cycle. Those When Hick first ran for Mayor, he came from no where to beat several seasoned politicians in Denver.
He did so largely on the quirky ads which he did, which were not produced by an inside the beltway firm. People still remember those ads from 5 years ago and they still talk about them.
Another of the "no" votes from the previous vote has changed her mind and will now vote yes. Give our kudos, thanks and money to Betsy Markey (who also has the honor of being the one who defeated Marilyn Musgrave).
This announcement is all over Colorado:
A preschool student at a Catholic school in Boulder will not be allowed to return next school year because the student's parents are two women and the Denver Archdiocese says their homosexual relationship violates the school's beliefs and policy.
While I believe in freedom of religion and the abililty of churches to decide who enters their schools based upon whatever religious criteria they like, This is simply ludicrous.
More after the fold.
We know we have no right to ask. After all, you are not a Democrat. But nevertheless, the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party has a request of you.
More below the fold.
Again today, I received one of the de-bunked e-mails from an older friend who has nothing better to do than spread this crap. I am tired of this, I am so tired. But I just wanted to pass along my response again today. I have many loved ones who worship at the altar of Rush and Fox. I've finally given up trying to have an intelligent conversation with them. You just can't.
So below the fold is my piddling attempt to set this man whom I love straight and tell him to stop, stop sending me this crapola.
Colorado style. This UPDATE (Republicans frothing at the mouth at McCain Rally in Denver today) is disgusting, but not unbeliveable for someone who has been on the inside of the Republican Party.
This kind of crap has been going on for years and years within the Republican Party.
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As unbelievable as it may seem, Investors Business Daily has poosted a house editorial here (free subscription required) which blames the entire banking crisis on the mortgages made into distressed areas. The opinion piece begins with a line blaming the whole thing on Pelosi and the whole Democratic Congress during Carter's term:
Only, the risk-taking was her idea — and the idea of all the other Democrats, along with a handful of Republicans, who over the past 30 years have demonized lenders as racist and passed regulation after regulation pressuring them to make more loans to unqualified borrowers in the name of diversity.
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Well, Nancy Pelosi has finally done it. She has gone and proved that she is nothing but a coward and a political idiot. She has just lost Democrats a US Senate seat and perhaps the Presidency. Good job Nancy. (SNARK!!)
On Monday of this week in a debate that he clearly won, Mark Udall, in response to a taunt from his opponent Bob "Big Oil" Schaffer promised to vote against adjournment of the US House until comprehensive energy legislation was considered.
Yesterday, while on a plane back to Washington, for what was supposed to be a Friday vote on adjournment, Speaker Pelosi, with 10 minutes warning, brought the motion for adjournment to the floor. It passed by one vote. Guess where Mark Udall was. On a plane.
More after the fold.
Imagine a novel which takes on brainless pretty boy Republicans, the Catholic hierarchy, sexually obsessed politicians, traditional media reporters, talk show hosts, lawyers and a host of others. Might I suggest "A Highly Placed Source" by former Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper writer and principal in Progressive Promotions here in Denver, Michelle Dally.
Michelle’s razor sharp wit and pointed satire made me laugh so hard I cried. Can you imagine the religious right’s head exploding over a young boy’s message from God that masturbation is "no big deal"? Did God really say, "He had more important things to worry about and that I ought to enjoy myself, as long as it didn’t hurt others"? And wait until you read what happens when the boys gets a second message from God. It’s a real three-ring circus.
There are heroes too. An alcoholic reporter, an aid to a local Congresswoman. A hospice nurse who lost her own son. Ultimately, these characters win you over. The ending, well you’ll just have to buy the book here.
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