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Happy Spring! It’s About Time

March 20, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s a beautiful day in Washington and the city is buzzing with activity.

Congress is voting on health care. I’m sorry my Hill friends have to work this weekend, but it comes with the territory and I’m sure they understand the importance of it. You can follow all the drama on Twitter, which, let’s face it, really is the best way to get information for events that are unfolding. There’s also a march happening today in support of health care reform. I firmly believe we’ll be getting some kind of reform in the coming weeks. Is it a good bill? Meh. But, this is where we are. Let’s get it through and slog through the awful process to fix it. Baby steps, I guess.

DC gays are getting married this weekend here too. They’re trying to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest same-sex wedding ceremony. Congrats to you all! I love living in a city where this is law.

The Young Feminist Leadership Conference is happening in Washington this weekend, too. This should be a good one.

And, the weekend is going to be capped off with a march for immigrant rights. Sadly, I won’t be able to attend, but I hope my brothers and sisters marching know that I am there with them in solidarity. Like health care, this country needs to seriously reform its immigration policy.

And, where will I be this weekend? Enjoying one, possibly two bbq’s. It’s my first for the season and I’m so happy it’s here. Welcome Spring!

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Afternoon Tab Dump

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s been a few days since my last post and I’m working on a new one which will be featured on The Bilerico Project.

In the meantime, enjoy my first tab dump.

–The Mexico City municipal legislature approved marriage equality last week and this week it was signed into law. ¡Orale!

–Justice Sotomayor graces the cover of Latina magazine this month.

–The pro-abstinence folks are relentless. President Obama cut off funding for abstinence programs when he signed the budget citing, among numerous reasons, that they have repeatedly produced dubious results. The new health care reform bill, however, includes renewed funding for the programs. Even the amendment’s sponsor, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), was surprised to see it survive the deal-making process.

–Finally, a local DC restaurant is hoping out-of-work reporters will be willing to spend whatever cash they have left on all-you-can-drink wine. I hope they have plenty of cases for the onslaught of unemployed journalists that are sure to stop in for several tall glasses of vino.

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