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Posted by MEC on June 8, 2009

Major insurance companies are heavily invested in tobacco companies.

Is it just me, or is there something contradictory about that?

Posted in health care | 5 Comments »

Hope for Michigan

Posted by MEC on June 8, 2009

Every time another state legalizes same-sex marriage, I cheer, but I also feel ashamed all over again that same-sex marriage is prohibited in Michigan not just by law but by a constitutional amendment passed in 2004.

Today, I have hope that we’ll be able to change that. A new poll shows that support for same-sex marriage has doubled since 2004. Although it hasn’t [yet] exceeded 50%, nearly two-thirds of poll respondents support civil unions, and that’s a small step toward full equality.

The poll found high support for related rights:

adoption rights (57.5%), same-sex partner benefits for government employees (65.5%), inheritance rights for gay and lesbian partners (70.9%) and recognition of same-sex marriages from other states (53.5%)

These results certainly correlate with the higher number of poll respondents who said they know someone who is gay or lesbian. Reality overcomes fearmongering once again.

Posted in gay rights, Michigan | 2 Comments »

Smilin’ Tim, Running Afoul Of The Peter Principle

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 8, 2009

Smilin’ Tim’s way of dealing with the messes he leaves behind him has been to simply hop up the political ladder, trusting in his press allies to scrub off any of his fingerprints he may have left on the bodies. However, in his quest for the biggest rung on the ladder, it looks as if he may have finally risen to the level of his own incompetence.

“Republicans need to be more like Eminem”? Really? Which Eminem, Tim? The antiwar one or the misogynistic one that wants to ‘nail’ Sarah Palin?

Posted in Republicans, Sarah Palin, sexism, Silly Republicans, Tim Pawlenty, WTF? | Comments Off on Smilin’ Tim, Running Afoul Of The Peter Principle

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