Friday, December 9, 2011

The Wrap-Up: December 9, 2011

Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by the shootings that happened yesterday at my alma mater, Virginia Tech. This incident, bad enough in and of itself, brings back some terribly memories. Stay strong Hokie Nation.

The LGBT community of El Paso, Texas is now standing up for the mayor who stood up for domestic-partner benefits for them.

The National Organization for Marriage is endorsing a book which claims same-sex parents are more likely to molest their children. I have three words for them: WHERE'S. THE. PROOF?

Heeding the call from Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, the Justice Minister of Malawi is putting the nation's relevant laws under review, much to the chagrin of Pat Robertson I'm sure.

Senator Scott Brown (R-MA)
Competing proposals to extend the payroll tax were both stalled in the Senate. The difference is which party's proposal met more opposition.

Granted the election is about 11 months away, there is some good polling news out of Massachusetts...unless you're Scott Brown that is.

Thus far, only two candidates have signed onto Trump's December 27th debate. Since one of those is Rick Santorum, he doesn't even count. Bachmann is the only candidate still undecided.

Here is a great ad from the Perry campaign. I don't say it's great because of its content (which is actually quite terrible), I say it's great because of the public response which was so negative, comments were disabled. So much for his view on freedom of speech.

With Gingrich's star on the rise, he is coming under fellow Republicans that aren't even in the race.

Joseph Kennedy III
The mayor of Troy, Michigan who came under fire for anti-gay comments she made on Facebook has lost her day job. Unfortunately, she's still the mayor though.

Will the Kennedy's make a return to Congress?

With all of his running away from the $117,000 in child support, I'm surprised that Rep. Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh has the energy to run from anything else. I guess he had a lot of coffee.

And lastly, New York City's Ali Forney Center, which benefits homeless LGBT youth, received an incredible gift just in time for the holidays.

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