Friday, March 5
by Sue on Fri 05 Mar 2010 09:17 PM EST
2 Political Junkies has the story ...
I received an email from someone purporting to be Adam Ravenstahl earlier in the week.
What are your thoughts?
Thursday, March 4
by Sue on Thu 04 Mar 2010 08:05 AM EST
From the Human Rights Campaign:
Here?s what you can do:
Wednesday, March 3
by Sue on Wed 03 Mar 2010 07:26 PM EST
Some photos from DC on the first day same sex couples are eligible to apply for marriage licenses.
There's a new blog dedicated to the alleged misleading campaign statements made by Dan Onorato. h/t 2 Political Junkies
I don't see a rainbow flag in this picture. :-(
Lehigh Valley Ramblings isn't swayed by the Onorato machine.
I've been feeling so run down this week that I haven't really surfed my usual blogs, relying on email and Twitter for the most critical news. The highlight of my week was learning that the cat we saved is literally expected to give birth in days. Thank goodness we got her there in time. She's in an expert foster home. Sweet girl.
There's a House hearing on DADT which has been live blogged and live tweeted. I'm increasingly fond of the live tweet, but find myself struggling to compose a blog summary. Maybe that's just because I'm under the weather.
Final word, the Steel City Stonewall Democrat have their questionnaires out. They are due back by March 14 and the endorsement meeting is set for March 28, 2010. To vote, you need to be a current member. Dues start at $15 and up. This could be the best indicator of what Western PA progressives are thinking (and how they are planning to vote). Be part of this decision. Join and support the gay political community.
by Sue on Wed 03 Mar 2010 07:41 AM EST
It is exhilerating that we could drive a mere 4 hours and get married, even if it would not be recognized in Pennsylvania.
Congratulation to our advocates, allies and resident of Washington, DC on a truly historic day.
ps: today is the first day that same sex couples can apply for marriage licenses.
Monday, March 1
by Sue on Mon 01 Mar 2010 08:39 PM EST
Last night, we had a little gathering at Hoi Polloi Cafe for folks to get to know Joe Hoeffel. We had a chance to interact with Joe live via Skype which was very cool. I felt like a babbling idiot because he's so incredibly smart and I don't quite understand progressive taxation. But I'll learn!
So anyway, Joe's campaign has some videos out that you should see. This one leaves no uncertainty as to who is the REAL progressive in the Governor's race. There's no pussy footing around issues. There's no waffling on the choice issue. There's concrete commitment to progressive values, including a commercial that shows TWO MEN GETTING MARRIED.
Here's the YouTube channel for the Hoeffel videos.
by Sue on Mon 01 Mar 2010 07:55 PM EST
We may be ushering in a new era of political, er, politician blogging. Daylin Leach unveils his blog ...
Now I've shared with you that the Senator's tweets have won me over, so I can't imagine what impact the blog will have. I like smart progressive people, especially with a sense of humor.
So let's welcome Senator Leach to the Burghosphere and look forward to his post-Primary support for Joe Hoeffel. Then all will be right with the world. Or left with the world.
Sunday, February 28
Saturday, February 27
by Sue on Sat 27 Feb 2010 01:39 PM EST
I'm hanging at Hoi Polloi today. I fully intended to find good information on LGBT community, but I've been distracted by the Scrabble and news from the earthquakes in Chili and Argentina.
So here's a little round up.
An Italian chef was fired for suggesting, however tongue in cheek, that people could cook their cats if they lacked other meat.
A North Carolina elected official describes the "Obama tsunami" which <gasp> increased voter turnout among the African-American community. He's no friend to the homos either. (h/t Pam's House Blend)
Groundbreaking news from HUD with regard to a discrimination study for the LGBT community.
Time for Democracy for Pittsburgh endorsements. (h/t 2 Political Junkies)
The Tea Party got cancelled cause its slippy out.
That's all I got.
Friday, February 26
by Sue on Fri 26 Feb 2010 05:46 PM EST
If you are free Sunday evening, please join us at Hoi Polloi for a "house" party for Joe Hoeffel.
Joe will be joining us via videoconference to take your live questions. So this is a great opportunity to talk informally with the campaign staff AND to ask your specific questions.
We'll have some of Hoi Polloi's signature finger foods (homemade!) and all the coffee you can drink (tea, too even though it isn't one of "those" kind of parties) compliments of your host committee. There will be a cash "coffee bar" if you crave a special drink and you can also order off the menu.
Hope to see you there!