aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
No truth in “Day of Truth”
The religious right legal group Alliance Defense Fund started an anti-gay “Day of Truth” in response to the pro-gay “Day of Silence.” The “Day of Truth” is little more than an excuse to push ex-gay misinformation on queer youth in public schools which prompted me to make a video examining and mocking ideas promoted by the “Day of Truth.”
Via Pam’s House Blend.
Clinton wins, asks for $$$… why not put up her own?
Clinton won PA, as expected, so her bionic quest continues.
The headline over Patrick Healy in the NYTimes reads, With Clear Victory, She Has Rationale To Fight On.
This text suggests she needs more than a rationale:
Mrs. Clinton faces major challenges: her campaign is essentially out of money, with unpaid bills piling up, and she faces growing frustration among some Democratic officials who would prefer her to end her campaign in recognition of Mr. Obama’s lead in the overall popular vote of the primaries and caucuses so far, as well as his continuing edge toward amassing the 2,025 delegates needed to secure the nomination. And Tuesday’s night’s results likely did little to cut into his edge on that front.
Mrs. Clinton’s campaign spent Tuesday planning a fresh fundraising drive to trying to capitalize on her performance in Pennsylvania, while other aides mapped out political strategy and staff movement to Indiana and North Carolina. [...]
The Pennsylvania Democrats who cast their ballots in Tuesday’s primary did so with the economy weighing heavily on their minds, according to surveys of voters leaving polling places. Those surveys showed that more than half the voters questioned believe that the worsening state of the American economy is the most important issue confronting the country, with about 90 percent saying the United States has already slipped into a recession.
So with 90% of voters saying we’re in a recession, the millionaire candidate is pleading with them to give her money to stay in a race in which it is a virtual mathematical certainty she cannot win.
If Hillary Clinton is so convinced she can win, but she desperately needs money, can’t she and her husband just write her campaign a check for, say, $20 million? $109 million - $20 million still leaves $89 million, no? ... Then she’d be on solid ground asking others to sacrifice for her candidacy as well.
BTW… we got robo calls yesterday from both Barack and Michelle Obama here in rural Georgia yesterday asking us to get out friends in PA to vote. I’ve not lived in PA for 35 years! We’re guessing maybe my nephew, who moved down in August, but he never gave out our land-line phone number. We’re baffled.
RELATED: The NYTimes in an editorial today, The Low Road, “It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election.”