Daily Archives: 01/19/2013

Shorts

(Community Matters)

Not Gay – Part 1

Housemates (this week at Sundance)

Fitz

Steel River trailer

The Down Low Chronicles: The Chadwick Journals

while I should have been reviewing several documents yesterday, I had fun browsing a trail of LGBT YouTube videos

Ryan Gosling

(Community Matters)

Ryan Gosling

just cuz

 

An Episcopal Bishop on Gay Marriage

Bishop Nick Knisely (Community Matters) “I have seen what St. Paul describes as the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in the married lives of two men and of two women. I have seen relationships that are loving, mutual, and monogamous and that have lasted a lifetime.” The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely of Rhode Island as their legislature votes on marriage equality next week

Statement on Marriage Equality Legislation in Rhode Island
As the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, I support the bill before the General Assembly that would allow same-sex couples to marry in our state, not in spite of my Christian faith, but because of it.

On David Brooks

david brooks 2(Community Matters) Jonathan Chait in the New York about David Brooks

moderate Republicans believe that Obama’s tactic of taking sensible positions that moderate Republicans agree with is cruel and unfair, because it exposes the extremism that dominates the party, not to mention the powerlessness of the moderates within it

Responding to John Mackey’s Comments on Obamacare

john mackey(Community Matters) I had to post a reader’s comment to my posting on Conscious Capitalism:

<<John Mackey may be a true libertarian, but that doesn’t make him any less wrong about what he said or what he meant.

He claimed to be using the “standard dictionary definition” of “fascism.” I don’t know which dictionary he was consulting, but neither of the ones I checked, Webster’s Third New International (the standard for American English) or the OED (the standard for British English), defines “fascism” in any way remotely akin to Mackey’s erroneous explanation.

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Rev Lisa Saunders

(Community Matters) Small dinner last night for St James’ new rector, Rev Lisa Saunders

lisa saunders

fun hosting Lisa, Liz & Brad Powell, Tina & Frank Fernandez, Clint Dawson & Troy, and Gina Houston

House Extension

bill(Community Matters) Kudos to the House for proposing an extension of the debt ceiling limit during which time progress can be made on deficit reduction. I’m confused by the requirement for a budget from the Senate, however.

reviewing the US Constitution: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills”