October 30, 2012

UPS needs to 'Aim high in steering'

As a gay Eagle Scout, I'm disappointed that the Boy Scouts of America continues to be a homophobic mess. And I'm glad Iowan Zach Wahls is doing something about it by speaking out, and asking them to evolve.

UPS, I'm not so proud of. Sure UPS has a pretty stellar reputation when it comes to treatment of LGBT-employees, but when activists are taking a stand against intolerance and are clearly on the right side of history, shouldn't UPS be standing with the activists?

We're waiting...any day now. UPS teaches their drivers to "Aim high in steering." Now it is time they practice what they preach. 

11/12/12 Update:UPS does the right thing

October 26, 2012

Mitt Romney's signs may be bigger, but doesn't change that he still sucks

Several 'faces' of Mitt Romney were present on the street in Ames, Iowa this morning, protesting outside the Governor's speaking engagement, or um, what the Romney campaign was calling a "Victory Rally."One protester, a retired teacher in a Mitt Romney mask, held a sign that said "I love teachers." Another protester, also with the same mask, held a sign that said, "Never mind, fire the teachers." 

The protest was billed as "Past Mitt Romney’s to Protest Current Mitt Romney."


October 23, 2012

Lathem, NY Ford dealer must not like the 47 percent

Not working because you were injured on the job? You must be one of those 47% mouchers, eh?

Lathem Ford in New York has a sales manager, Tom Selkis, whose car salesmen are some kind of talented medical doctors, apparently. They can tell whether or not their customers are qualified for SSI. Isn't that special?

From Facebook:
Subject: A Ford Dealer's Report.
A Ford Dealer's Report
From Tom Selkis' (Latham Ford) Facebook.......... True story yesterday at the dealership.....
"I'll try to make this as short and to the point as I can. One of my
salesmen here had a woman in his office yesterday wanting to lease a brand new Focus. As he was reviewing her credit app with her he noticed she was on social security disability. He said to her you don't look like you're disabled and unable to work. She said well I'm really not, I could work if I wanted to but I make more now than I did when I was working and got hurt (non-disabling injury)....

October 22, 2012

Mitch McConnell posturing against Fed to avoid Tea Party primary challenge

While Democrats in Kentucky are scrambling to find the right (hopefully) woman to run against Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014, McConnell is posturing against what he sees as a bigger threat: A challenge from within his own party, or what was his own party but is now splintered by the compassless-Tea Party.

October 16, 2012

Rand Paul helping Todd Akin to 'shut that whole thing down'

US Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul is using his RANDPAC Superpac money to attack Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who is being challenged by Rep. Todd Akin.

It was Akin you'll remember who made that ignorant comment about what he called 'legitimate rape.' Now it's the contributions of Rand Paul supporters that are being used to attack Akin's opponent.

I wonder how much of that money came from middle class Kentucky college kids? Did they realize they were funding the war on women?

I'm hoping I'm not the only one that is drawing a line in the sand here. Mr. Rand Paul best enjoy his 6 years in Washington because I'll be damn if he'll ever serve more than this term representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky after pulling a stunt like this.

I warned my well-intentioned libertarian friends in December of 2009 that then candidate Rand Paul was more devoted to preventing women's access to healthcare than just about anything. Even then, he supported amending the US Constitution to make the morning-after pill murder. Go see:

((This story was broke originally in Business Insider by by Grace Wyler:

October 1, 2012

Occupy Louisville's One Year Anniversary

From email accompanying flyer:

"Greetings from Occupy Louisville,

       Occupy Louisville’s One Year Anniversary is October 4th; to celebrate, we will be hosting a special event at the Carl Braden Memorial Center on the 6th (Saturday)!  Please review the attached flyer.

       The event will consist of a Documentary Showcase, featuring Anne Braden: Southern Patriot and the first-edition release of our social justice newsletter The OccupyLouisville Journal.  We will begin the event officially at 5:00PM, but you will be welcome to join us anytime after 4:00PM and to stay as long as you like!

       The Braden Center (our current base of operations) is at 3208 West Broadway, Louisville Kentucky 40211.  You can call us at (502) 873-7610.  This event is a chance to meet and greet members of Louisville’s social justice, activist community. The event is also a pot-luck, so please bring good spirits and something to share.

       Thank you all very much for your support and interest; we will be glad to see you there!"