In honor (?) of the Bush administration’s attempt to rush through last minute legislation to open the Grand Canyon area to uranium mining:
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, 11.07.08
A combo shot at the new puppy and Rahm Emanuel:
Jimmy Margulies, The Record (NJ), 11.08.08
A little more on the historic nature of the election: from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama:
Jack Ohman, The Portland Oregonian, 11.07.08
On the dichotomy of the Obama win v. the ban on gay marriage in California and other defeats of civil rights measures for gays and lesbians in Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas:
Mikhaela Reid, 11.07.08
This one was jarring … because it’s from Sweden:
Riber Hansson, Sweden, 8.17.08
And, finally, to begin the recognition of Veterans’ Day. Remember, political cartoons (and children) frequently confront us with a truth we don’t want to face:
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle (GA), 11.08.08
If you’d like to help, visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a state wide ban against gay marriage. Connecticut is the third state, after California and Massachusetts, in which same-sex marriage is now legal. Because this issue is a state Constitutional issue, it cannot be appealed to the Federal Supreme Court. Another victory for civil rights. Right on.
Matt Davies, The Journal News, 2004
The Prop 8 Battle in CA is a tough one. In case you’re not aware, this is the ballot initiative to take away the right for gay couples to marry. We wrote on this one on Sept. 17 when Brad Pitt gave $100k in the effort to fight to the Proposition. The Courage Campaign has put out a humorous new ad, called “Gender Auditors,” against the proposition. Here it is … don’t watch with the little ones:
If you live in CA and / or civil rights are important to you, please consider donating to NoonProp8.com or a similar organization.
I’m not a Brad Pitt swooner. Not my type. But today, he’s my kind of guy.
Pitt has donated $100k to help fight Proposition 8 in California, a measure to make same sex marriage illegal. From Pitt’s statement:
“Because no one has the right to deny another their life even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8.”
For more on Proposition 8, visit NOon8.
For more on Pitt’s donation, see this article in Variety Magazine.