Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Patrick Guerriero Returns To Washington

The Denver Colorado-based Gill Action Fund announced Thursday, January 25, 2007 that it will open a national office in Washington.
The Gill Foundation was established in 1994 by openly gay software entrepreneur Tim Gill to help fund LGBT civil rights campaigns.
It initially worked with groups in Colorado but has since expanded to help fund groups across the country. Today it is the nation's largest funder focusing primarily on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights.
The Action Fund was created in 2005 to fund issue campaigns.
From its Washington office the Action Fund will work with existing LGBT rights groups - the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Victory Fund and Lambda Legal.
"Having a presence in Washington will allow Gill Action to be a more active participant in the political process at the local, state, and federal level,” said Executive Director Patrick Guerriero, who previously headed up National Log Cabin Republicans.
Guerriero also announced a new leadership team.
Robin Brand joins Gill as chief operating officer. Brand most recently served as senior vice president of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute.
Bill Smith has been named Gill Action's national political director.
A political media and general consultant, Smith has filmed television commercials in over 16 states for candidates including governors, congressmen, state legislators, and judges, as well as several national political organizations.
In 2004, he produced Log Cabin's widely publicized print and television campaign against the Federal Marriage Amendment, as well as advertising that aired during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fun With Jake Gyllenhaal

I could not resist. this version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going."

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Schwarzenegger's Approval Rating at 63%-1/12/2007

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval rating has soared to 63% among Californians according to one of the most recent polls conducted. What is interesting is that his approval rating is over 50% for conservative Southern California (excluding Los Angeles County).
As the governor begings his new tern of post partisianship, I wish him good luck. Jesse Ventura tried it and failed but we need new ideas for a new century.
Sure, I am not that happy about a program for health insurance for all California residents (illegal or not), but the papers are reporting that it costs us $1,200 each and the closure of many ERs because we must show humanity and provide health coverage for all--whether here illegal or not. Sure it is controversial and it will probably be introduced by the Democratic Senator who's name escapes me but she played Zelda Gilroy on a TV show when I was a youth, but it is reform. And if it is a redistributation and reduces the individual's $1,200 burden then I might be for it if it places the burden on the companies who hire illegals.
For now, the verdict is OUT.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Schwarzenegger To Propose Moving Presidential Primary to February, 2008

According to NEWSWEEK, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger plans on influencing the 2008 election. Schwarzenegger says he'd like to move the California primary from June to February. "We shouldn't be treated as a leftover," Schwarzenegger told NEWSWEEK while at home in Los Angeles, where he was recovering from a broken leg after a skiing accident. "We will go and make a lot of noise about the issues." Schwarzenegger wishes change will encourage candidates to spend more time talking to voters in the nation's most populous state, instead of "sucking us dry for money" at fund-raisers. "We don't want to sit back and let this whole thing go by and have California not be a player," he said to Newsweek.
Of course he cannot do it alone. The proposal would need to be brought to the state legislature and approved by a two-thirds vote. Newsweek says he's meeting with leaders from both parties this week to discuss the plan. Moving up the primary certainly increases California's visibility among candidates—and puts the Golden State's environmental concerns on the agenda.
What is interesting is that it is rumored that there will be 2 propositions on the Presidential Primary Ballot. The first is the much needed redistricting plan to end gerry-mandered districts. Tied to that (meaning both would have to pass), would be an extension of term limits so that the legislature can hold for office for a total of 12 years whether in the state senate or assembly. Currently, the legislature can sit for 6 years in the assembly and 8 years in the senate. If passed, it would be effective for the June 2008 State Primary. All those term limited out legislature who are currently termed out and cannot run in the June 2008 primary will be able to run in the primary if the initiatives pass. I personally do not think the term limited out legislatures will not oppose moving the California Presidential Primary to February, 2008. Do you?