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A more-or-less random sampling of the thoughts surfacing from the sludge that is my mind.



Updated: 2010-08-04T21:36:41-05:00

 



One of these things is not like the others

2010-08-04T21:36:41-05:00

In an historic ruling today, Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's Proposition 8 as unconstitutional: Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows...



Mixed reviews? I don't think so

2010-06-11T14:50:15-05:00

After 18 months in office, the harsh realities of politics and compromise have caught up to President Obama. Hailed as a champion of LGBT rights during the 2008 campaign, LGBT rights advocates now give Obama mixed reviews for his performance...



Blackhawks win the Cup!

2010-06-09T23:13:52-05:00

For the first time in my lifetime (and then some), Lord Stanley's Cup will be calling Chicago home for the next year: And there was much rejoicing! For reference, the last time the Blackhawks hoisted Lord Stanley's chalice, John F....



Madness

2010-05-17T07:06:00-05:00

Just before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Dick Cheney went on Press the Meat and pooh-poohed Tim Russert's estimates of how much the war would cost: MR. RUSSERT: Every analysis said this war itself would cost about $80...



Stories from the Frontlines: Former Army First Lieutenant, Laura Slattery

2010-05-05T19:01:43-05:00

I'm going to be participating in SLDN's "Stories from the Frontlines" campaign to encourage (I'd prefer to say "force") President Obama to live up to his promise, in the 2010 State of the Union address, that he would end "Don't...



Stories from the Frontlines: Former Air Force SSGt Anthony Loverde

2010-05-04T12:24:00-05:00

I'm going to be participating in SLDN's "Stories from the Frontlines" campaign to encourage (I'd prefer to say "force") President Obama to live up to his promise, in the 2010 State of the Union address, that he would end "Don't...



Stories from the Frontlines: Former Petty Officer 3C Joseph Rocha

2010-05-03T07:40:00-05:00

I'm going to be participating in SLDN's "Stories from the Frontlines" campaign to encourage (I'd prefer to say "force") President Obama to live up to his promise, in the 2010 State of the Union address, that he would end "Don't...



Stories from the Frontlines: Former Army Capt. Rebecca H. Elliott

2010-04-30T12:38:16-05:00

I'm going to be participating in SLDN's "Stories from the Frontlines" campaign to encourage (I'd prefer to say "force") President Obama to live up to his promise, in the 2010 State of the Union address, that he would end "Don't...



Jesus wept. Yet again.

2010-04-04T11:25:45-05:00

This is a discouraging start to the Easter season (which is supposed to be a time of joyful celebration of new life and new beginnings): During Easter Mass in St Peter's Square, Cardinal Sodano expressed solidarity with the Pope, who...



Here's my advice for the pope

2010-03-28T16:18:15-05:00

In his Palm Sunday homily today, Pope Benedict XVI dismissed critiques of his handling of recent allegations of clergy sexual abuse of minors as the "petty gossip of dominant opinion." Admittedly, Benedict did not explicitly mention the recent scandals, but...