This woman, I don’t even know… She was so ahead of her time in so many ways, from feminism to marriage and family issues to openly supporting homosexuality in the 19th and very early 20th century. And don’t forget communism and anarchy.
Plus, I’ve named my tumblr after her, I figure she needs some love.
With all that is going on in the world, you would think the Republicans elected in landslides all over the country would have better priorities than attacking the LGBT community’s drive for full equality. In numerous states in the last elections Republicans took over both houses of the legislature plus the governorships enabling them to set new priorities for a new age. So far their priorities seem to be union-busting and a full fledged attack on the LGBT community.
In Indiana and North Carolina they are pushing legislation that would add amendments to their state constitutions banning marriage equality. In Iowa, they are attempting to rid the State Supreme Court of any justice that voted for marriage equality. In Montana, the Republicans have passed out of committee a bit of legislation that would overturn any local LGBT equality ordinance. In Maryland, the head of the Republicans in the legislature sent out a letter urging all Republicans unite to fight marriage equality. In Florida, the newly elected Republican governor wants to overturn the ruling that allows LGBT citizens to adopt. In Washington, D.C. the Republican controlled House has Republicans sponsoring bills to overturn marriage equality in the District, cutting off all funds to implement the repeal of DADT and pushing once again a federal amendment to the United States Constitution banning marriage equality. Trust me, these are the tip of the iceberg because there are so many more efforts by them to continue our bondage.
Before you start filling up my mailbox with comments about the ‘exceptions’ such as Senator Susan Collins or this one or that one, the overwhelming majority of Republicans are fighting us hard. Most of of the good ones will be challenged in the primaries like Senator Lugar this year in Indiana for not being anti-gay enough among other issues!
You can’t make this up. Seriously, folks, this is an all-out declaration of war by Republicans on our community. Forget wars, forget jobs, forget healthcare and so many others priorities, they are intent on stopping our inevitable march for full equality. No window dressing they put on it can make it look any better. We will never forget that they have chosen this moment and opportunity for their party to turn against us with a vengence.
As it turns out, [Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh] belong to the American Federation Television and Radio Artists union (AFTRA), which is the AFL-CIO affiliate for television and broadcast workers.
Yes, you read that right. While Hannity, O’Reilly and Limbaugh have been railing against union workers in Wisconsin, all three of them belong to an AFL-CIO affiliate union.
SO I'M PRETTY SURE WE'VE GONE BACK, LIKE, 50 YEARS
The governor of Wisconsin is looking to fire thousands of state workers (/cough/ Reagan). Glenn Beck is going on about Communists (J. Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, etc. etc. ad nauseum, take your pick). Bill O’Reilly is going off about Obama not fulfilling campaign promises and comparing him to Jimmy Carter, basically because, while he doesn’t actually care about worker’s rights and would be perfectly happy to let the Pinkertons in to break the strikes or some shit, he’s just gleeful that he has the opportunity to criticize Obama (I can’t really think of a good parallel here, but it’s the thought that counts).
And to make it all better, some Fox “News” anchor just praised Reagan’s firing the air traffic controllers in the 80s. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO.
The White House is making history again with the appointment of a new social secretary. Jeremy Bernard is both the first man and the first openly gay person to fill the role, the administration announced Friday. Bernard replaces Julianna Smoot, who filled in when Desirée Rogers, who was the first…