The band Silversun Pickups sent a letter to the Romney campaign asking they stop playing their song, “Panic
RoomSwitch,” at rallies and events. The band’s singer and guitarist Brian Aubert had this to say: “We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign. We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney!”
- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney • Responding to a reporter’s questions about the process and recipe used by the Obamas for the White House homebrew. Having become the Beltway’s most recent obsession, following confirmation of the homebrew’s existence earlier this month, Carney was apparently tasked with spilling the beans on the name (White House Honey Ale), taste (like honey), and varieties available (light and dark) for consumption by those in the White House. Clearly, he thought there were more important matters worth discussing. To be fair, while we did get an amusing quote, he was probably right. source (via • follow)
At a ceremony in Olympia today, Washington governor Chris Gregoire will sign into law a bill legalizing marriage equality in the state. Watch a live stream of the ceremony, starting at 11:30 Pacific time, here.
The bill was passed by both the state House and Senate and will make Washington the seventh state (plus DC) where same-sex couples can get married. Conservative groups already say they’ll collect the signatures necessary to put the measure to a November vote, but considering California officials just ruled it unconstitutional to take away marriage rights that had already been granted, those efforts may not succeed.
“I knew now was the time to face it,” Gov. Gregoire said in an interview with The Advocate last month after throwing her political weight behind the bill. “And as I faced it, both as a mom and as a wife, and as a Catholic, as a governor, and wrote it down on a piece of paper, the logic of it all fell into the words that I put down there.”
We did it, friends. Seven down, 43 to go.
Definitely gonna be watching this one today.
Watch this right now. Republican Maureen Walsh gives an emotional, deeply personal speech during the debate for marriage equality in the state of Washington. I welled up.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently appeared on Sesame Street, where she decided the trespassing dispute of Baby Bear v. Goldilocks.
All you need to pass the bar exam. Oh probably should learn some UCC, too.
Washington governor Chris Gregoire has joined HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign with a video speaking out for marriage equality. More.
Definitely a Gonzaga Alum I can stand by.
The bill moves now to the House, where sources say it has enough support to pass. Governor Gregoire has already said that she will sign the bill when it does.
Edit: Seattle Times article for verification (I watched the vote on TVW, so there was no source to link to at the time).
Video of the Day: Zeitgeist 2011 - Year in Review
Whoa. 2011 was a lot more intense than I remember. Awesome video recapping the insanity that was this year.