politics & philosophy Archives
Drawing battle lines 2012
RT @BarackObama: Every GOP senator just voted against helping women get #EqualPay for equal work.
Voted. It took 4 minutes. #noexcuses
Not too happy with Ukraine right now 2012
Anti #gay crackdown in Ukraine during #Euro2012. Tell Merkel to dump the cup.
A reminder of what we're up against 2012
RT @BarackObama: Republicans have promised to block the Paycheck Fairness Act today—a bill that would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
Women of the U.S. (& men who believe in equality), it is time to punish Republicans at the polls. EVERY election matters this year. Vote.
Watching Wisconsin today 2012
RT @mc_frontalot: Wisconsin! You will note that in 100% of cases, a 'union buster' is an amoral thug owned by the plutocrats. Recall Walker Tuesday!
Isn't deliberately misleading a large number of voters about exercising their right to vote a crime? If not, why not?
little stuff matters 2012
(Great talk by Gawande, I should also note.)
my June 2012 voting slate 2012
Barack Obama, with great pride and pleasure.
28: Yes. Supported by folks I usually agree with.
29: Yes. Smoking creates expensive health problems which often create burdens for others beyond the smoker. Extra money for cancer research combined with higher costs that may reduce the number of smokers is a double win.
City & County Propositions:
A: No. I understand the garbage/recycling contracting could be improved in theory, but the reality is that a worker-owned, locally-based business that's doing a great job doesn't need to be messed with. (Also, support from Quentin Kopp is a great indicator of how not to vote.)
B: Yes. Let's keep this beautiful landmark preserved and available to the public.
Democratic Central Committee, District 17:
Zoe Dunning, who serves her country well.
Bevan Dufty, who is sometimes a bit preposterous but who I generally like and trust.
Matt Dorsey, who seems to have been doing well.
Petra DeJesus, ditto.
Scott Wiener, who I've been supporting for years with no regrets. Also, he's a big NERT supporter and that makes me really happy.
Alix Amelia Rosenthal, again someone I've had no regrets over voting for.
Gabriel Robert Haaland, ditto (plus congratulations on choosing a first name he really loves, something my also-trans pal Ashley has made me much more aware of lately).
Rafael Mandelman, ditto.
Carole Migden, hell yes. Let's keep those smarts working for us.
Justin Morgan, good endorsements and goals, plus we need more black male representation.
Hydra Mendoza, pretty sure I've voted for her in the past too and she has good endorsements.
David Campos, don't always agree with him (iirc) but good endorsements.
David Chiu, I've been really very happy with and continue to support strongly.
Leah Pimentel, pretty sure I've voted for her in the past too and she has good endorsements.
Dianne Feinstein, with frustration and reluctance due to her position on PIPA, but we need a powerful fighter for women's health and pay issues, which make more of a difference in more people's lives.
Nancy Pelosi, who has come out against SOPA. Good.
Mark Leno, who's continuing to do great work.
Tom Ammiano: ditto.
fix the broken process 2012
Anil's posts are reliably worth reading, but I think this may be one of his best yet.
Innovation is what we need right now 2012
Planning my vote & noting with concern @DianneFeinstein's apparent continued support of PIPA. RIAA shouldn't trump the rest of us & the web.
The slow, slow upward battle 2012
RT @BarackObama: FACT: On average, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. #EqualPay
NYT: "Men invented the internet". Like hell they did. 2012
“Then someone will make you.” 2012
RT @glichfield: How Israel treats visitors with the wrong kind of name: pointless humiliation. (via @mohamed)
Reconciling what I hear about the modern state of Israel with my reading and viewing of accounts of the Holocaust is difficult and painful, like watching someone who was mugged go through a terrible and negative personality change.
specific realities 2012
Oy vey 2012
RT @burritojustice: It’s moroning in Amercia.
That's more like it! 2012
RT @BarackObama: American manufacturers have added 489,000 jobs since January 2010—gaining jobs for the first time since the 1990s. #MadeInAmerica
This is not ok. 2012
Surprised & disappointed by lack of info on @bbcnews & @cnn on the horrific beating of Ukrainian Svyatoslav Sheremet http://www.allout.org/ukraine
Look at the real numbers before swallowing myths 2012
“I want to know if my hair is just like yours” 2012
RT @BarackObama: The story behind a famous photograph
Don't get complacent 2012
RT @thelancearthur: GOOD NEWS: Opposition to same-sex marriage at record low numbers. BAD NEWS: Those who oppose it more likely to show up & vote to oppose it.
represent, people 2012
Putting the grrr in the grrrl 2012
When a woman born before women's right to vote gets her rights impeded now, it makes me mad
"Small gov't party" my ass!
money talking 2012
The president shouldn't be seeking a country built to flip.
while also upholding the Constitution 2012
"When you're president… Your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot." —President Obama
Measurability matters 2012
Fine, you want measurable results? Bloomberg’s BGOV Barometer study is quite clear. Jobs, GDP, income, # in poverty...
The big growing up 2012
For some people it seems the transition into a multi-racial, post-nationalist world is as hard as graduating out of the simple structures—freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and inter-campus rivalries—of high school.