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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.

Friday, March 14, 2014

WHY TEXAS MATTERS




On the first Tuesday of this month, Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott easily won their respective party's primaries.

HOUSTON MAYOR ANNISE PARKER REVEALS THE GAY AGENDA



Mayor Annise Parker was elected mayor of Houston via runoff in December 2009. Parker's election win bestowed her city the title of largest US city with an openly gay mayor. Parker won her next two elections without a runoff in 2011 and 2013. Mayor Parker is in her final term as Houston mayor. One of her items is pushing for a non-discrimination ordinance in Houston, similar to what San Antonio enacted in September 2013.

Parker got her start in Houston politics with her involvement in LGBT issues in the 1970s and 1980s. Her first attempts at elected office were unsuccessful runs for city council in 1991 and 1995. 1997 was a breakthrough year when she won an At-Large seat becoming the first openly LGBT person elected to any office in Houston. In 2003, Parker was elected city controller and served three consecutive two-year terms.



On 16 January 2014, Parker married her wife Kathy Hubbard in Palm Springs, CA. They have been together since 1990. The couple lives in Houston with their two adopted daughters and foster son.




Mayor Parker is no stranger to giving keynote addresses. She was a keynoter at the 2012 Texas Democratic Party convention in Houston and introduced former Congressman Barney Frank at the 2013 Texas Stonewall Democrats biennial conference.

In this keynote address to California Democrats, Mayor Parker reveals what the gay agenda is.

PI DAY 2014



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GALIFIANAKIS/OBAMA: BETWEEN TWO FERNS


YEAH MR. COLBERT! YEAH, SCIENCE!!



On Monday night, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson entered the Colbert Nation to take on Stephen Colbert. It was clearly a battle of wits.

Tyson was on The Colbert Report to promote Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey which airs on the Fox Network on Sunday night for a 13 episode run.

I watched the first episode on Sunday and thought it was well done. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the series.

The interview between Tyson and Colbert shows some of the issues that the series will address and why science and exploration are important things that must be encouraged rather than discouraged.

Monday, March 10, 2014

TEXAS STYLE MARRIAGE EQUALITY



“After careful consideration, and applying the law as it must, this Court holds that Texas’ prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. Texas’ current marriage laws deny homosexual couples the right to marry, and in doing so, demean their dignity for no legitimate reason. Accordingly, the Court finds these laws are unconstitutional and hereby grants a preliminary injunction enjoining Defendants from enforcing Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage.”

- US District Judge Orlando Luis Garcia, 26 February 2014


Monday, March 3, 2014

COLORADO LGBT LOBBY DAY 2014



Denver Post with the story and picture. Also, the Denver Fox affiliate had coverage as well.

Once again the network slogan holds true.

Fox: "The Liberal Antidote To The Rightwing News Channel We Gave Birth To"