Tag Archives: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

California bans the pay-the-gay-away psychological torture of LGBT youth known as “reparative therapy”

As you may recall, former Ypsilantian Josh Steichman told us earlier this summer that he was working on a campaign to see the so-called reparative therapy of minors outlawed in California. Well, this weekend, Josh and the rest of the Equality California team were successful. California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation that would […]

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I knew if I waited long enough, Ypsi’s gay soldier statue would become relevant

It’s been several hours now since our military officially turned gay, and, as far as I can tell, we’ve yet to be invaded. – Mark Maynard, about five minutes ago on Facebook I didn’t know it until this very moment, but this statue, which stands in the shadow of Ypsilanti’s incredibly phallic water tower, isn’t […]

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Waiting for Bachmann’s insane response to the State of the Union

While we’re all online, waiting for Michele Bachmann’s bat-shit insane response to our President’s brilliant state-of-the-union address, here’s a little something to whet your appetite for crazy. This is self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs of Generals International explaining how the recent mass bird deaths we’ve seen around the world are the result of Don’t Ask Don’t […]

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The christening of the U.S.S. Paul Lynde

Funny headlines aside, we all know that, in reality, not one goddamned thing will change in the military based on the recall of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. It’s a ridiculous non-story, and I can’t believe the extent to which the whole thing has been in the news. Hopefully, now that it’s done, what’s left of […]

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Will Obama lose his base?

Prevailing wisdom seems to be that Obama doesn’t need to garner the favor of his progressive base. Those of us on the left, it’s thought, will vote for the President regardless, as we know there aren’t viable alternatives that are any better. All he needs to worry about, according to those who study such things, […]

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