The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

September 15, 2014
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I’m not sure that Chris Brown is the best person to be advising Ray Rice right about now. Just sayin’.

April 8, 2014
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If Money Is Speech…

If 97% Percent of Americans Sold Everything They Owned and Spent It on Congressional Elections, They Still Couldnt Max Out.

March 11, 2014
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I vote “No.” For starters, we’re not a agrarian society anymore. Second, it certainly doesn’t make me more productive. If anything, I’m far less productive during the couple of days it takes me to adjust to the time change — especially in the spring.

March 6, 2014
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Well, if the Senate is going to open its sessions with prayer, it should be open to all faiths. (There are Buddhists in Congress, after all.) So, even though I’m uncomfortable with mixing religion and government, I still think this is pretty cool. What I can’t figure out is how it happened to quietly and smoothly. Right-wingers lost their minds when a Hindu cleric made history by offering the Senate’s morning prayer. But then I remembered, CPAC starts today. I guess the right-wingers had somewhere else to be.

February 12, 2014
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Steer Clear of South Carolina

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley supports guns policy where no permit or training is necessary. Great. We already live in society where you can now be shot for texting in movie theater, playing your music too loud at a gas … Continue reading

January 28, 2014
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Jimmy-Come-Lately?

It’s great that after years of being a Republican activist, GOProud’s Jimmy Salvia is “done with the GOP.” But until he sets about undoing the damage he did to the LGBT community, by supporting and funding GOP candidates who have … Continue reading

January 27, 2014
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GOP Congressman Trey Radel to resign.

GOP Congressman Trey Radel to resign. Interesting. Neither this nor the Politico article suggests why he changed his mind, but I wonder if it had something to do with the House Ethics Committee investigation.

December 11, 2013
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This just goes to show that pictures may be worth a thousand words, but they don’t always tell the whole story.

February 24, 2012
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No John Edwards Sex Tape

Thank goodness! The John Edwards sex tape — the one he made with his mistress and campaign videographer — will suffer the same fate as Edwards’ political career. It will be destroyed. Let’s hope no copies were made, and that … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
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Whitney Traffic

Weird. I haven’t posted anything about Whitney Houston’s death. I have an unfinished post that may go up soon, but that’s it. Still, I just peeked at my stats and discovered this 2008 post about Whitney House and Amy Winehouse … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
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Two CPAC Disappointments

I came away from CPAC a little disappointed yesterday, for two reasons: I missed the dating seminar, which would have been entertaining, if nothing else. With GOProud gone, I couldn’t find any gay people to hang out with — even … Continue reading

November 29, 2011
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Bah, Humbug. Here’s My iPhone 3G

OK. I plead guilty to this When I got my iPhone 5, I gave Parker my old iPhone 3G (with parental controls in place, phone service deactivated, everything restored to factory settings, history wiped clean, and internet access and the … Continue reading

September 9, 2011
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Feeling Bookish

It’s happening again. I’m getting that “I’ve got a book in me, if I can make time to write it,” feeling. Of course, that “if” is the big, and the deciding, factor.

August 16, 2011
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Kate, Cancelled

Apparently, it’s hard to build a successful television show around someone who’s (a) unlikeable and (b) had no discernible talent beyond reproducing.

June 20, 2011
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The POTUS To Tweet?

It’s not that I don’t trust the guy, and maybe the whole Weinergate thing has me a little gun shy, but am I the only who thinks Obama tweeting for himself may not be the best idea? 

June 8, 2011
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Iron Lady Crushes Palin

I’m no fan of Margaret Thatcher, by any stretch, but she gets a nod of respect from me for telling Sarah Palin “Don’t bother dropping by.” I guess Ms. Thatcher doesn’t regret she’ll be unable to lunch with Sarah. They … Continue reading