Rhode Island State Rep. Dan Gordon Gets Schooled!

15 April, 2011

In the post I wrote yesterday, I discussed recent comments Gordon had made regarding the Tiverton High School GSA and also mentioned how other officials and the school’s superintendent had publicly voiced their disapproval of his remarks and support for the group.  The growing chorus of responses to his comments is a very good thing […]

on the Day of Silence + bullies in high places

14 April, 2011

Tomorrow is the Day of Silence.  It is an annual day of action started by GLSEN in which students and teachers at schools across the country plan protests, events and take a day-long vow of silence to represent the bullying and silencing of LGBTQ youth. Obviously the necessity of a day like this personally resonates […]

Langevin Changes Position to Support Marriage Equality!

7 March, 2011

Very happy to see the news that Congressman Jim Langevin has officially changed his position on Marriage Equality. Having supported Civil Unions in the past, he now recognizes that so-called “separate but equal” laws just don’t cut it. He is calling on Rhode Island’s General Assembly to pass the legislation that has recently been introduced. […]

The Vigil and Funeral Procession Against the Veto

21 November, 2009

This is a follow-up to my previous post on how the Governor of RI is an Asshat. The protest was well attended and beautifully planned/designed.  There was no yelling or signs and although I understand how powerful large people in groups with anger can be… this was totally different.   Everyone was there because of the […]

On How Carcieri, the Governor of RI, is an Asshat

19 November, 2009

It’s not a secret that Governor Donald Carcieri is a first-class AssHat.  He’s earned that title several times over, but his latest veto is extra extra on the douchenozzle, even for him. Towleroad sums it up the best: If you’re gay and you die in Rhode Island your domestic partner won’t be able to make […]

Rhode Island = Ready For Same-Sex Marriage!

28 May, 2009

I don’t think I should have to tell you that I am deeply sad/frustrated/annoyed by the Prop 8 decision yesterday.  And it’s still biting.  A lot. So here is a little good news to take some of the edge off. Google alerts just alerted me to this Providence Journal article regarding a recent poll conducted […]

This Week in Aggressive Apathy

28 April, 2009

The beat between apathy and rabid, nagging, annoyance.  Do I have distaste for these things?  Not really, I don’t care enough.  Nor do I wish to see, hear, read, or discuss them EVERYWHERE. An extra-special “now with more profanity” issue.   Because I’m in that kind of mood tonight. The top five things this week that […]

In which I give a pep talk to my home state.

28 April, 2009

Dear Rhode Island, You are coming in a little late in the game, but now is your time to shine!  Please bring on some action and let all your homestate homos get married.   Massachusetts does.   Connecticut does.   Vermont does.   And now Maine and New Hampshire are getting really close.  You don’t want to be the […]

Watch this. Sign. Pass it on.

18 February, 2009

This video made me cry. “Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo. I wish this would be broadcast on the nightly news in every town and city in America. I wish people were forced to expose their most hateful/fearful/pious/biased thoughts and try to connect them directly to the human lives, loves and faces of […]

And the poor choice of words award goes to…

23 January, 2009

Guessing she was referring to a fist bump … like so: h/t to BoingBoing for this absolute gem

At last…

21 January, 2009

I’m sure you’ve all already seen this video, but it made me cry.  So I wanted to share. Because Barack and Michelle are SO beautiful.  Because “At Last” is one of the most amazing love songs ever written. Because this dance came towards the end of an amazing day, where the majority of our country […]

Many ways to watch the Inauguration today!

20 January, 2009

Lifehacker has a very comprehensive list of ways to catch the Inauguration online, on any web compatible device. This is very helpful if you, like me, do not have tv reception or if you are at work or elsewhere. The swearing-in ceremony commences at 11:00 AM EST, he will take the oath of office right […]

The Inauguration in LEGO!

16 January, 2009

Love this! The LA Times Travel Blog has a story about the mini-inaugural scene at the Legoland themepark. A 4-inch-tall Barack Obama rendered in Lego bricks will be sworn in as plastic president before more than 1,000 miniature-molded dignitaries at Legoland California’s inaugural pre-enactment. Go to the blog for more pictures and details. EDIT:  Just […]

Franken for the Win!

6 January, 2009

Al Franken has been declared the winner in Minnesota.  After a very long recount, in which residents of all nine circles of hell had to go through each ballot by hand while listening to a constant droning soundtrack of lawyers endlessly argue over their validity, Franken came out ahead by 225 votes.  As soon as that […]

Proposition 8 – The Musical!

3 December, 2008

Starring Neil Patrick Harris (LOVE nph), Margaret Cho, John C. Reilly, Jack Black, Alison Janney and lots of other fun people.

Darcyisms: On Presidential Cabinet Selection

3 December, 2008

“Wow.  Obama is totally tapping that Democratic ass!” Darcy responding to the news that Bill Richardson is going to get nominated for the Secretary of Commerce position. (In addition to other great recent nominations. This is good news.  We are pleased with this news!)

Looking ahead to January!

8 November, 2008

January 19th-23rd is shaping up to be the hottest week of winter, because the three things I am most looking forward to, are happening within two days: 1.  Bush leaves office. 2.  Obama takes office. 3.  LOST Season Five Premiere on January 21st! Huzzah Huzzah Huzzah! You all already knew about the first two, so […]