I think the name says it all. Bring a bottle of vodka and/or wine and leave the bullshit, ignorance, and machismo at the door. This is just a place for me to rant, show my likes and dislikes and hopefully strike up some dialogs.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
SEATTLE - The military cannot automatically discharge people because they're gay, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the case of a decorated flight nurse who sued the Air Force over her dismissal.
The three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not strike down the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. But they reinstated Maj. Margaret Witt's lawsuit, saying the Air Force must prove that her dismissal furthered the military's goals of troop readiness and unit cohesion.
The "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue, don't harass" policy prohibits the military from asking about the sexual orientation of service members but requires discharge of those who acknowledge being gay or engaging in homosexual activity.
Wednesday's ruling led opponents of the policy to declare its days numbered. It is also the first appeals court ruling in the country that evaluated the policy through the lens of a 2003 Supreme Court decision that struck down a Texas ban on sodomy as an unconstitutional intrusion on privacy.
When gay service members have sued over their dismissals, courts historically have accepted the military's argument that having gays in the service is generally bad for morale and can lead to sexual tension.
But the Supreme Court's opinion in the Texas case changed the legal landscape, the judges said, and requires more scrutiny over whether "don't ask, don't tell" is constitutional as applied in individual cases.
Under Wednesday's ruling, military officials "need to prove that having this particular gay person in the unit really hurts morale, and the only way to improve morale is to discharge this person," said Aaron Caplan, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state who worked on the case.
No it is not the clip from "Roger and Me" in which Roger Moore shows how the downtrodden people of Flint Michigan must survive post the exit of car manufacturing plants. It's the new video from LADYTRON. rroooaahhhh.. I wish I could see these guys on tour again, but gas is killing me on road trips, It's like the price I could pay for a scuzzy hotel room and be scared of where I am when I wake up from drinking! Anyway, here is the video, and David I am sure will say that cause one guy is from Asia and the other three are from Europe that they probably ate the bunnies. Well, they probably did.
New Death Cab For Cutie album comes out tomorrow. Can't wait for it and when I travel to Dallas to see them. Here is the first single, or you can check out the video here.
AND to top it all off Portishead has finally released their third album after ten years. Their new album does not disappoint, especially since I've waited this long for it. and HERE is there first single. And here is the webcast of my favorite song off the album right now. Amazing.
The three reasons the Gayzian is Crazy! A big Sweet Sixteen to my lil sister who is a spawn of Satan herself. Everyone please watch out for this little terror on the roads. If anyone has seen my other sister or mother drive you know what I mean!! Don't worry, I'll be doing all the driving as we head to Tulsa later today to catch the excellent sounds of Tegan and Sara.
My memories from this past week (the Arts Festival, meeting Barney Frank, seeing Margaret Cho and Kelly, tons o shopping and working my ass off, and the one who shared it with me) some hot Rooibos mandarin tea, and the cool breeze coming into my apartment with this song make for the perfect close to this crazy week.