Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HOW I GOT INVITED TO THE DADT REPEAL SIGNING CEREMONY, OR, ROBIN MCGEHEE MADE ME FAT!


Many moons ago, I was a svelte-ish radio show co-host and Gay guy who mixed Plaids & Florals and dared anyone to question it.

Many. Moons. Ago.

Then one day as if he had the most innocuous statement to make, Christopher Allen Miller (he HATES that. Tee. Hee.) says to me, he says, "we should do an interview with this Lesbian from Fresno who is really pissed off and having a rally."

Lesbian. Pissed off. FRESNO. Rally.

Really.

I swear.

Needless to say, all I could imagine was short weeble like angry women who insist on use using gender neutral pronouns whilst telling me how the first Lillith Fair was the best.

As if.

So.

I took a look at my fave blog, Towleroad, and saw instead a cute Blonde chick with a sexy, husky voice. She gave a speech about how she was thrown off her kids PTA because she was openly Gay.

"I wanna tell ya all a story 'bout a Harper Valley Widowed Wife..."

Sorry. I'm so Gay.

Anyway.

We interview her and before I know it, Chris and I are sucked up into helping plan the National Equality March and I'm fighting with Cleve Jones over diversity and inclusion.

Never meet other people's hero's.

THEN.

Somehow.

I end up involved in Stonewall and I drag everyone I know into it with me.

Oh. Wait.

Along the way I introduced Senator Harry Reid to Dan Choi and he told us that he and the President were going to end DADT.

Ooops. Little detail.

So.

Harry goes up against the nutjob of all nutjobs. We work our asses off to get him elected and he keeps his promise and my bestest buddy at the White House (I never know if I can say his name) invites me to the DADT signing ceremony which NEVADA played a huge part in making happen.

I know. I know.

HOW DID ROBIN MCGEHEE MAKE ME FAT?

Because.

When you complain to Robin about something, she say, "fix it."

WELL.

For two years I have been sitting at a computer eating bacon wrapped bon bons, going to every political event to get Harry Reid elected, drank more cocktails than a Singapore Hooker (oops, "SEX WORKER") and eaten enough pizza to have once actually pinched out a large pepperoni and cheese!

Thanks a lot Robin McGeHee!

Friday, December 17, 2010

HELP REPEAL DADT NOW! A MESSAGE FROM SWISH!


Dear Friends and Allies of Swish,


Here we go! Senator Reid filed for cloture on the DADT stand-alone bill last night (and just to be clear - this is the passed House bill, not S.4023), and the first vote is scheduled for early

Saturday, after the vote on DREAM.



Just to be clear on how the process worked - Reid called up the bill, and did not need to file cloture to proceed with it because this is "privileged" legislation. The cloture petition was filed to enable the Senate to get OFF the bill - to vote on final passage. That petition needs to sit for 30 hours before a vote, so Saturday is our day. So, on Saturday afternoon, we'll have a cloture vote to enable us to get to a final vote (60 votes needed), and then the final vote could come as early as Saturday, or Sunday (simple majority needed).



So ... action alert time!! This is it - the last chance for all of us to weigh in with our senators before they take this vote.



The ask: Call both your senators and tell them to vote for the House bill to repeal DADT. Click to call the Senate or dial the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask to be connected to your Senators.



The updated targets list:



--John Ensign (R-NV);
--George LeMieux (R-FL);
--Richard Lugar (R-IN);
--Judd Gregg (R-NH);
--George Voinovich (R-OH);
--Kit Bond (R-MO);
--Mark Kirk (R-IL);
--Kent Conrad (D-ND);
--Joe Manchin (D-WV).



Those key senators particularly need calls, but of course calls are needed to all 100 senators at this point.



Also, SLDN is arranging for servicemembers to sit in the Senate gallery in shifts until the bill is passed - if some of Swish members are interested in participating, please let us know ASAP!

Here's hoping our next communication will be full of joy and bliss!

With Love and Pride,

The Swish Gang:
Sue (NY), Jamie (NY), Jason (NY), HL (NY), Adrienne (Northern CA), Josh (DC)

And our partners at Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN, Follow us on Twitter)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jewish and Queer Community Leaders Join to Demand End to Anti-LGBT Rhetoric in Jewish Community




Jewish and Queer Community Leaders Join to Demand End to Anti-LGBT Rhetoric in Jewish Community

Activist Group Queer Rising Gathers Community for March and Rally “In God’s Name”



NEW YORK: Tomorrow night, on the eve of the 10th of Tevet—a day of remembrance on the Jewish calendar for those who have died in violence—a broad coalition including leaders from the Jewish and queer communities will gather to mourn those whose lives have been destroyed due to senseless hatred, and to demand an end to anti-LGBT rhetoric that is spoken “In God’s Name.”

The event, organized by grassroots activist group Queer Rising, will start with a rally at 7:30pm at the Parade Grounds of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The group will then begin a march through the heart of the Jewish neighborhood in Flatbush, the site of recent homophobic activity. The event will culminate with a communal recitation of the Jewish Mourner’s Kaddish Prayer.

Featured speakers include Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), New York City’s synagogue for LGBTQ Jews; Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Jewish Labor Committee and President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union – the first openly gay union leader; Idit Klein, Executive Director of Keshet who sponsored the “Do Not Stand Idly By” pledge campaign; and Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum, Rabbi of Orthodox Congregation Ahavas Israel in Brooklyn. Jake Goodman, co-founder of Queer Rising, will be emcee’ing the event.

In early October 2010, at the height of the news coverage of the spate of suicides by queer youth, New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino gave a pointedly anti-LGBT speech at a synagogue in Brooklyn in which he stated, “I don’t want [children] brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is an equal valid and successful option. It is not.” A video of the speech was aired repeatedly on major news networks, and included footage of Paladino’s Jewish audience applauding these comments in approval. Worse, the speech was actually written by Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the infamously homophobic fringe rabbi of Flatbush, Brooklyn. For many Jews across the country, the sight of people of their faith agreeing to these homophobic sentiments was a source of shame

“Many of us are deeply concerned about the rising tide of violence against LGBTQ people, here in the United States and all over the world,” said Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), New York City’s synagogue for LGBTQ Jews. “As Jews, we are horrified at the anti-gay bigotry coming in the name of Judaism at many of our youth, Jewish and non-Jewish.”

“It is sad to see Jewish leaders, rabbis who have amassed great knowledge of our holy Torah, ignore its holy words and teachings to preach hate against the gay community,” said Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum.

“When a rabbi says that gays are the cause of earthquakes, that gays desecrate the soil of Jerusalem, that gays are coming to pervert your children, I ask: what message does that send to a young, confused and isolated, gay, Jewish kid,” said Mordechai Levovitz, the co-Founder and co-Director of JQYouth, a social/support group for Orthodox queer youth. “It says, ‘We don’t want you.’ It says, ‘Leave the community.’”

Rafi Daugherty, a trans-identified Jew living in Israel, endured constant stigma and isolation when transitioning from female to male. “I have lost many religious friends. People have effectively and completely cut me out of their lives and the lives of their children.”

Speaking out against bullying and hate speech is a cause that crosses denominations of Judaism. The Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Renewal movements all have put out formal statements of tolerance and welcome to their LGBT members. In Orthodoxy, both the “Statement of Principles,” signed by almost 200 rabbis this past July, and a statement signed by the Orthodox Union unequivocally condemn harassment and hate speech against gay people.

Endorsing partners of “In God’s Name” include: Congregation Beith Simchat Torah – CBST, Keshet, Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of our Lives, Nehirim, Storahtelling, The Power Online, Project ACHIEVE and Columbia University Medical Center, Jewish Chicks Rock and OUTmedia.

For more information, interactive maps with detailed instructions and educational videos, visit Queer Rising’s website, www.QueerRising.org.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

THIS WEEK ON THE SAUSAGE FACTORY! December 11, 2010


THIS WEEK ON THE SAUSAGE FACTORY DEC 11 2010
www.vegasallnetradio.com

10am-1pm (West Coast Time)

10:23 Ari Ezra Waldman our “Legal Eagle” is back to update us on all things legal from the this week.

10:43 Ariel is one of Las Vegas’s most popular performers and our guest for “Ask A Tranny”.

11:12 Susan Lopez of SWOP will be telling us what life is like for a Sex Worker in Las Vegas.

11:27 Mark & Dante Reed-Walkup on their sky high love and what happened when they came back to earth.

11:42 Rob Smith returns with his take on life in the LGBT world and beyond.

Noon Pam Spaulding heated up the blogosphere this week with her call for HRC’s Joe Solmonese to pack up his Zegna suits and resign as head of the nations largest LGBT right organization. We’ll talk with her about why she thinks now is the time for Joe to go.

12:21 Paco Alvarez has the latest on the culture explosion in Downtown Las Vegas.

12:36 Nathaniel Phillips is not just the Director of Youth Outreach for Stonewall of Southern Nevada, he’s also the Co-Chair of GLSEN in Nevada AND he’s a pretty good little singer and will be performing live in our studio!

The Sausage Factory is hosted by Chris Miller , Derek Washington & Laura Martin

Thursday, December 9, 2010

GUEST POST FROM HEATHER CRONK OF GET EQUAL


I have to be honest -- I just vomited a little in my mouth.

The Senate just voted on whether to bring the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) up for conversation. Not for passage -- just for conversation. It failed.

We all laid everything we could on the line for this bill -- a piece of legislation that would have repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." We all know that gay and lesbian Americans are just as patriotic and capable as straight Americans -- but dysfunctional Senate processes, a homophobic Republican Party, and a spineless Democratic Party got in the way of equality once again.

Let us be clear -- this wasn't the bill we wanted. This compromised piece of legislation was far from the ideal -- it would have left our transgender sisters and brothers behind, it kicked actual repeal to some undefined date later down the road, and it said nothing about how to deal with lesbian or gay enlistees who have partners who must remain second-class citizens because their lives are still ruled by the Defense of Marriage Act.

And even this compromised piece of legislation didn't pass.

If we're ever going to fight back against these kinds of compromises, we've got to build a ground game that disallows anything less than full equality.

We're working on developing that ground game, and we'll have more to say about it in coming weeks.

For now, we mourn for the LGBT service members serving each day in silence -- some of whom will lose their lives without ever tasting equality. We mourn for the lack of courage shown by our elected leaders to put an end to needless discrimination.

But we should remain inspired by the fight left in us. Go on Facebook. Go on Twitter. Get out into the streets. Call up your friends. Get angry, and then get organized.

We'll help -- and we promise that we're going to continue building a movement from the ground up that no longer settles for this kind of political homophobia and transphobia.

-Heather Cronk

Managing Director, GetEQUAL

Monday, December 6, 2010

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA & THE CSN CAPITOL CLUB JOINT MEETING


STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA & THE CSN CAPITOL CLUB JOINT MEETING
Monday 06 December
6-830pm The Arts Factory #215 upstairs 107 E Charleston 89104 at Casino Center
Derek Washington 702-576-4978
Justin McAffee 702-374-6009

Stonewall will be having its monthly meeting as a joint event with the CSN Capital Club. We are going to be discussing various issues including the first day of the Prop 8 appeal trial in California after watching some of the day’s highlights. We are honored to have legal expert Ari Ezra Waldman via Skype for a Q&A session as well as UNLV Constitutional Law expert Thomas B. McAffee to discuss our various topics throughout the evening.

This meeting (with help from Progress Now Nevada’s Brian Fadie) will be an experiment in taking Stonewall to an entirely new level by using technology to expand our range and influence. There is a whole new world of opportunities for Stonewall to explore in both political and community activism, and with online technology we can exploit these opportunities in a way never before done in Nevada by any Democratic political club or caucus. We’re proud to be joined in this first endeavor by CSN’s Capitol Club.

GUESTS:

Nelson Araujo from Senator Reid’s office will join us for updates on Senator Reid’s efforts to pass The DREAM ACT.

Sue Fulton of Knights Out (an LGBT organization of “Out” former Armed Service members) will join us via Skype to talk about the latest DADT news.

Linsey Peckonis and Jerame Davis of National Stonewall will join us via Skype to tell us about what Stonewall chapters around the country are doing.

Shannon Cuttle will speak about the need for all inclusive SAFE SCHOOLS.

Stonewall’s Director of Hispanic Outreach Leo Murrieta will fill us in on his exciting new project, The Nevada Youth Coalition. The Nevada Youth Coalition (NYC) is an organization whose primary goal is to get and keep young people engaged in civics and community service projects. The NYC and its members have actively participated in community events and phone banks in support of the DREAM ACT, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and will be engaging Nevada's legislature on behalf of our state's education system in next year's legislative session.

Karen Grayson is our Director of Transgender Outreach and she’ll be asking us to brainstorm with her about better outreach through technology to America’s Transgender community. Her “One Step Closer” project will aim to reach out to those people who are not comfortable with a public display of being Transgender and really just need someone to talk to about being Transgender.

Our Vice-Chair Sandy Eddy will give us a report on the very successful Stonewall led Team BATTLE BORN at the Rock & Roll Marathon and tell you how you can support Stonewall when you shop online.

Chris Miller will explain his vision for the Stonewall State Caucus. This vision includes The Stonewall State Caucus taking an active role in the State of Nevada’s political future while making sure that the issues of LGBT Democrats and progressives are on the agenda of our elected representatives.

The club will hear about a proposed partnership with Michael Flores of Progress Now Nevada and Aid For AIDS Nevada on community gardens and other possible projects. These projects will not only help the LGBT community through providing healthy and fresh vegetables for those with HIV, but also help inner city dwellers take charge of their sexual health through innovative HIV awareness projects partnering with the African American and Latino Communities.

Michael will be telling us about a very successful project that he has initiated in on of the impoverished inner city housing projects that was recently featured in a profile in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Our elected and newly elected Democrats are STRONGLY urged to attend this meeting as well as anyone who has never been to a Stonewall meeting.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

MILITARY UNIVERSITY FACULTY RESPOND TO DADT SENATE HEARING



MILITARY UNIVERSITY FACULTY RESPOND TO DADT SENATE HEARING
Courtesy of Renna Communications

SANTA BARBARA, CA – December 2, 2010 – The Palm Center released a statement by 12 current and former faculty members at Service Academies and Military Universities, responding with factual evidence to claims made at today’s Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

STATEMENT BY CURRENT AND FORMER MILITARY PROFESSORS

Combat Effectiveness

(1) Concerns that repeal would undermine combat effectiveness are inconsistent with available evidence. While it is true that many combat troops say that they think repeal would undermine combat effectiveness, a smaller percentage say that if they were going into a combat situation, fighting alongside gay troops would be a factor. Many troops in foreign militaries said, prior to repeal, that gays would undermine combat effectiveness. Subsequent to repeal, however, foreign militaries reported no decline in combat effectiveness. Statistical analysis by Dr. Laura Miller of the RAND Corporation and a colleague found that even though many troops think that repeal would undermine effectiveness, there is no statistical relationship between whether someone knows a gay peer and the reported cohesion or effectiveness of the unit. If gays actually undermined combat effectiveness, it would be hard to understand why gay discharges always decline during wartime.

Process

(2) Concerns that the Working Group did not ask the troops whether they support repeal are disingenuous. The troops vocally expressed opinions about whether DADT should be repealed in an on-line inbox that received 72,384 comments, in 95 face-to-face forums at 51 bases that included more than 24,000 troops, and in 140 smaller focus groups. These data were not solicited in a scientifically valid way, but the Working Group certainly took them into account and even acknowledged that a majority of comments opposed repeal.

(3) Concerns that we do not know what the troops would say if asked whether they support repeal are not based on evidence. Three different polls, by Annenberg, Zogby, and Military Times, found roughly the same result: approximately 40% of the troops oppose repeal, 30% favor repeal, and 30% don’t know or don’t care. Surveys included combat troops. The Zogby respondent pool, for example, consisted of 545 combat and combat support troops who were serving or who had served recently in the Middle East.

Survey Validity

(4) Concerns about the Survey’s response rate, or that survey results are not reflective of the views of the overall force, are not correct: The 28% response rate is about average both for web-based surveys in general, and for military surveys in particular. The response rate to the military’s 2006 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey was 30% for Active Duty Members. Furthermore, response rates have nothing to do with the validity of a survey’s results, as long as the sample size is large enough and sampling is done properly. In this case, the Working Group survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 1%, much better than most surveys.

Timing

(5) Concerns that repeal is being rushed are not based on the historical track-record. The authors of “don’t ask, don’t tell” referred to it as a temporary compromise when the policy was enacted 17 years ago. Generals Colin Powell and John Shalikashvili have changed their views over this time, and military and public opinion shifted dramatically as well. The roughly year-long Pentagon review process has been one of the most comprehensive reviews ever undertaken on any military personnel policy in the history of the U.S. armed forces. More than 20 studies have been conducted on whether gays harm the military.

Recruitment and Retention

(6) Concerns that recruitment will suffer are not based on evidence. In the British and Canadian militaries, approximately 2/3 of male troops said that they would not work with gays if bans were lifted. After the lifting of bans in those countries, there were only a handful of resignations, and no reported problems with recruitment or retention. The percent of troops in the U.S. military who say that they will not work with gays and lesbians is much lower.

Effectiveness of DADT

(7) The claim that DADT has been effective is inconsistent with the evidence. A U.S. District Court found that, according to all available research, DADT has harmed the military in several ways including wasting valuable talent and undermining cohesion and morale. A GAO report found that the policy has led to the discharge of a significant number of mission-critical specialists. No evidence has ever been provided to show that DADT promotes cohesion or is working in any way.

(8) The claim that DADT does not involve situations in which people are hounded day in and day out is inconsistent with available evidence. While it is true that the military has suspended witch hunts and that most DADT discharges follow statements by service members, the District Court found that gay and lesbian troops do have a constant sword hanging over their heads which undermines their ability to focus on their jobs.

Executive Order

(9) The claim that only Congress can provide President Obama with the latitude to sign an executive order is incorrect. Congress already has provided such latitude in the “stop-loss” statute, which allows the President to suspend any law related to military separations during national security emergencies.

Professor John T. Ackerman, Air Command and Staff College*
Lt. Col. Allen Bishop, USA (ret.), former professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point*
Dr. Kathleen M. Campbell, U.S. Military Academy at West Point*
Lt. Col. Edith A. Disler, USAF (ret.), former professor, U.S. Air Force Academy*
Professor Mark Eitelberg, Naval Postgraduate School*
Professor Barry Fagin, U.S. Air Force Academy*
Professor Craig A. Foster, United States Air Force Academy*
Professor Gregory D. Foster, National Defense University*
Professor Elizabeth L. Hillman University of California Hastings College of the Law, former instructor, United States Air Force Academy*
Professor Janice H. Laurence, Temple University, and former professor, Industrial College of the Armed Forces*
Professor George R. Mastroianni, United States Air Force Academy*
Professor Steven M. Samuels, United States Air Force Academy*

*The views expressed by faculty at US Government Agencies are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of their Service, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. Non-military institutional affiliations are listed for identification purposes only, and do not convey the institutions’ positions.

The Palm Center is a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 1998, the Center has been a leader in commissioning and disseminating research in the areas of gender, sexuality, and the military. For more information, visit www.palmcenter.org.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

THIS WEEK ON THE SAUSAGE FACTORY



THE SAUSAGE November 20, 2010
10AM - 1PM (WEST COAST TIME)

www.vegasallnetradio.com


Activist Astrid Silva will be guest co-hosting with us this week while Laura is away at ROOTSCAMP.

10:18 Chris Hayes takes a few minutes away from shows such as Maddow and Countdown to give us his take on DC and the coming political season.

10:43 Robin McGegee (pt one)of GET EQUAL tells us about her recent trips to the White House, via handcuffs AND the front door.

11am Robin McGehee (pt two)

11:12 Justin Barasky will let us in on one of Harry Reid’s secret weapons during his race against Sharron Angle.

11:27 Autumn Sandeen recounts her esteemed military career and tells us how she ended up chained to the White House fence.

11:42 Ari Ezra Waldman is our “Legal Eagle” who, this week, will cover a myriad of legal cases from across the country.

Noon Our third hour is dedicated to the rise of Latino issues in this years election.

Ruben Kihuen is a rising star in Nevada politics having recently been elected a state senator.

Vicenta Montaya of Si Si Peude Latino Democratic Caucus fills us in on the political realities of Latino life in Nevada.

12:09 Michael Flores of Progress Now Nevada is a young activist who is helping lead the fight for Immigration reform.

12:22 Gloria Nieto will give us her take on the current state of Latinos in the US and immigration reform.

12:34 Mallory Cyr from UNLV on the need for the DREAM ACT.

12:46 Juan Espinoza-Cuellar is an amazing poet who will read us a few of his stunning poetry.

THE SAUSAGE FACTORY November 29 2010
10AM - 1PM (WEST COAST TIME)
www.vegasallnetradio.com

Thursday, November 18, 2010

JOHN ENSIGN (R-NV) SUPPORTS REPEALING DON'T ASK DON'T TELL


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SENATOR JOHN ENSIGN SUPPORTS THE REPEAL OF DON'T ASK DON'T TELL


A coalition of Nevada's LGBTQ activists and veterans met with John Ensign's Las Vegas staff to discuss the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell



Las Vegas, NV -- This afternoon US Senator John Ensign's (R-NV) Regional Representative Margot Allen told a group of local LGBTQ activists and veterans Senator Ensign will vote to pass the National Defense Authorization Act with the repeal of the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, that bans gays from serving openly in the military.



Led by Nevada State Senator David Parks, a veteran and the state's first openly gay legislator, Ms. Allen was pointedly asked several times if Senator Ensign supported the repeal and she said under no uncertain terms: Senator John Ensign does not support the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy and will vote to repeal it. Ms. Allen explained that after the Pentagon releases the findings of its study on the effects of repealing the ban, he will vote "YES" to pass the National Defense Authorization Act with the repeal included. Ms. Allen also stated that any news reports citing Senator Ensign as against the repeal were false.



Prior to meeting with Senator Ensign's staff, Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada's chairman Derek Washington arranged for the group to meet with US Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid's Las Vegas office.



The group was assured that Senator Reid continues to work hard to get the Defense Authorization Act passed with Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal. Senator Reid wants the bill passed in a reasonable amount of time, but wants to also work with Republican leadership to have a fair and rational amendment process.



It is with great pride that we can now say both of our Senator's from Nevada support the repeal of one of the most blatant examples of institutionalized discrimination. We have watched with sickened hearts as people like Senator John McCain of Arizona act like petulant children and continue to defy and disrespect military generals, the Secretary of Defense, President Obama and worst, our troops.



In a press release issued last week Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stated:



“The Senate should act immediately to debate and pass a defense authorization bill and repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ during the lame duck session. The Senate has passed a defense bill for forty-eight consecutive years. We should not fail to meet that responsibility now, especially while our nation is at war. We must also act to put an end to the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that not only discriminates against but also dishonors the service of gay and lesbian service members.



“The National Defense Authorization Act is essential to the safety and well-being of our service members and their families, as well as for the success of military operations around the world. The bill will increase the pay of all service members, authorize needed benefits for our veterans and wounded warriors, and launch military construction projects at bases throughout the country.



“The process established by the defense bill would also allow ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to be repealed in an orderly manner, and only after the President, Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have certified to Congress that repeal is ‘consistent with the standards of military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the Armed Forces.’ If Congress does not act to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in an orderly manner that leaves control with our nation’s military leaders, a federal judge may do so unilaterally in a way that is disruptive to our troops and ongoing military efforts. It is important that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ be dealt with this year, and it appears that the only way that can happen is if it is on the defense bill.



“We are pleased that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has also called on Congress to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ We must act upon our responsibility to our troops and their family members and to the thousands of gay and lesbian service members who serve their nation bravely and honorably by passing the National Defense Authorization Act before the end of the year.”



We call on all LGBTQ activists, allies and veterans to call on their Senators, especially those who live in Maine, Ohio and Arkansas, and tell them that they can not, with good conscious, end the year without passing this bill, with the inclusion of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell



Organizations present:

Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada

Stonewall Democrats of Nevada

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network of Southern Nevada

Equality Nevada

OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR HARRY REID FROM YOUR CONSTITUENTS


The Honorable Harry Reid
U.S. Senate
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


Dear Senator Reid,

A very narrow window exists during the post-election session of Congress in which swift and decisive leadership must be displayed in order to secure successful repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). With all of the hard work that you have done to get this repeal as far as it has progressed thus far, it would be simply unacceptable for Congress not to get a chance to repeal DADT before the 111th Congress concludes its term.

As Senate Majority Leader, you control whether, when, and how bills are brought before the full Senate chamber. As a strong and principled supporter of ending the discriminatory DADT policy, you have the power to see that DADT gets acted upon in the lame duck session. We, therefore, ask you, the Senate Majority Leader, to oppose any effort to strip language repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The current language in the Senate Armed Services Committee-approved version of the NDAA offers important and overdue protections for servicewomen and military dependents, as well as provides those service members who are lesbian, gay or bisexual the opportunity to serve their country with honesty and integrity. Time is of the essence with ensuring that DADT is not removed from NDAA. We have the votes to end DADT this year. Now we must see more strong leadership from you, Senator Reid.

We know that you are committed to ending the dangerous and discriminatory policy that is DADT. We know that you are one to keep your promises, and we fully expect NDAA to be brought back up before you recess for Thanksgiving. We know you will follow through on your commitment to our LGBTQ community and our military here in Nevada, and across the nation, by ensuring that the DADT repeal provision is not excluded when NDAA is brought forward for a vote.

Sincerely,



STATE SENATOR DAVID PARKS (D-NV)

ROBERTA LANGE CHAIRWOMAN CLARK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CANDICE NICHOLS DIRECTOR OF THE GAY & LESBIAN CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

EQUALITY NEVADA

GLSEN

LAMBA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

LV EQUALITY

NEVADA STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS / CARSON, NEVADA REGION

PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE OF NEVADA

PROGRESS NOW NEVADA

SI SE PUEDE LATINO DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

STAND OUT FOR EQUALITY

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF NORTHERN NEVADA



VETERAN & STUDENT ALLIES

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Ronald Ramsey

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Loretta Harper

Jennifer Webb

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Robert Cavazos

James Lee

Edith Byrd

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ALAN & ZOE or JOHN & YOKO? You be the judge.




After a few days of the latest activist “Hunger Strike”, I asked why I hadn’t heard any new news on the fast for , uh, I really don’t know why by Alan Bouneville. Evidently, while I was away from my computer for a few minutes, a whole video extravaganza had been produced.

And I doubted our Alan hadn't turned this into "A Very Special Episode of Blossom".

As if.

So, I clicked on over and imagine my shock.

Imagine.

Speaking of “Imagine”.

We are. Now.

I am a huge music fan. If we are Facebook friends you already know that my love of music can easily take you from The Cramps to Dolly Parton's Disco ( Baby I'm Burning! You got me on fire!) period in seven Youtube stops.

One of my all time fave groups (outside of any group of three Black women with Boo-Fants and high heel sneakers.) is The Beatles.

Imagine.

You really can’t talk about The Beatles without mentioning everyone else’s fave, John Lennon. I say “everyone else’s” fave Beatle because I’m a Ringo type of guy.

Well.

As I sat there watching a video of the now very weak Alan Bouneville I had the strangest feeling I had already experienced this little mise en scene.

Are you experienced?

I am.

Next to Alan was a dark haired beauty who identified herself as Iana Di Bona. Strange. I’ve seen this place before.

That’s when it hit me like a bong cloud of righteous Kush! I was looking at a modern day John & Yoko “Give Peace a Chance” redux!

Sacre Blooey!

I had to give them credit for re-imagining every 55 year old ex hippies acid dream protest! Brava! Oh. Wait. Isn’t Alan like about 12? The dark haired beauty, maybe 15? How on earth did they think to grab this hippie protest flashback all on their lonesome?

Hmm.

I said, hmmmm.

That’s when I began to look into the recent spate of LGBT hunger strikes (I won’t even get into the bit about people sending their kids to school just so they can eat.). I found a (rather) common thread.

Common.

It seems the doyenne of hunger strikes 2010 is a former radical SCUM manifesto (Google it! Do I have to do everything around here!?) type who goes by the name of Zoe Nicholson. It seems that life with Zoe often consists of enabling young activists to conduct hunger strikes, which are perfectly ok as she is an “expert” on such things.

You see kiddies, a long, long time ago, our Zoe was one of the gazillions of long haired, hippie freaks who burned their bras and waved their flags high!

All without eating.

Something tells this chubby birdie that our Zoe knew exactly what the effect of Alan and the dark haired beauty would be with the two of them sitting and protesting from a bed. Shades of John and Yoko and their uber famous “Sleep In"? Of course, John & Yoko had the good sense to invite cameras AND order Champers and Rock Lobster.

You know. Food.

I can’t prove it, however, methinks that maybe someone is getting a woody watching her recent charges behaving like wooden boys and girls while she pulls the strings and say, “Right here! Right here in my book! No, the first one, not the second one! You are SUPPOSED to be seeing double! You SHOULDN’T be able to speak above a whisper! See! Right here in chapter 62! You’re not dying! You’re finding your inner beauty!”

Or. Some. Such. Bother.

Listen, Zoe. Sweetie Dahling. Why don’t you stop luring young activists into reliving your glory days and give that boy a McRib STAT! I am old enough to get exactly what’s going on. You are using your past as a radical and allowing people to think that a guy like Alan is actually making a difference by killing himself. More importantly, in addition to killing Alan, you are helping to kill the spirit of TRUE ACTIVISM. By that I mean Ghandi (who had a real point in fasting.) and the Buddhist Monks who burned to a crisp on the streets of Saigon to protest the Vietnam War. Hell, even Patty Hearst had more cojones than you by holding the gun and having her picture taken as Tania to lay claim to her crimes. It’s time for you to stop enabling self destructive behavior and come out of the Kervorkianesque shadows.

If hunger strikes are the way to go, YOU STOP EATING.

I’ll be waiting for the video.

May I suggest something I haven’t already seen?


ALAN & ZOE or JOHN & YOKO? You be the judge.

COUPLE #1




COUPLE #2



The winner gets a McRib!

THIS WEEK IN THE SAUSAGE FACTORY


THE SAUSAGE FACTORY 10 AM - 1PM (WEST COAST TIME)
Vegas All Net Radio's # 1 Rated show!
www.vegasallnetradio.com

TODAY'S LINE UP:

10:20 Steve Sebelius: One of Nevada's top political journalists with a wrap up of what went wrong and what was done right during the 2010 election season here in Nevada.

10:43 Amelia Guardino: Activist will discuss the movement to plant gardens in inner city neighborhoods and how you can get involved.

11: 12 Ari Ezra Waldman: Our resident "Legal Eagle" with the latest legal news and an update on DADT.

11: 27 Steven Thrasher: From The Village Voice to give us his take on Dan Choi, Pussies and what happened to White people during the 2010 election cycle.

11:42 James Humphries: Our favorite Republican from Utah fills us in on the amazing amount of pro-equality legislation happening in Utah and the Log Cabin Republicans DADT case.

12: 15 Date Night: Where to go in the town that gives love a bad name for a little fun and romance? The Date Night crew will fill us in.

12: 31 Thomas Bruny: Downtown Vegas is the new hot spot and the Fremont Street Experience's head honcho will let us know what's hot while it's cold downtown.

12:45 Karen Grayson: Our own Stonewall of Southern Nevada Director of Transgender Outreach will give us details on this years' "Transgender Day of Remembrance".

And as always, we'll have the news, Twitter Trendz, celebrity gossip THE AFAN SCANDAL and just plain s*%t talking!

The Sausage Factory 10 am - 1 pm (West Coast Time)
www.vegasallnetradio.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A VERY SINCERE THANK YOU


LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Hi All,

Well, we did it. We won some and we lost some. Most importantly, Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada stepped up and helped out several campaigns in a way that has never been done before.

We should be especially proud of our efforts on behalf of Senator Reid and Congresswoman Titus. I’d also like to pat you all on the back for the work we’ve done getting to know our judicial candidates. I know quite a few Stonewall members became “go-to” people on sample ballots that people took to the polls and of that I am most proud.

I have to say thank you to Chandler Levrich for getting us through the rough patches in the beginning when we needed to know how the club actually operated “backstage”.

None of what we’ve accomplished this year could have been without our board, Sandy Eddy, Chris Miller, Laura Martin, Leo Murrietta and our newest board member, Nathaniel Phillips.

I have to heap special praise on two board members. Andrew “Nerdrock” Davey is not only our Secretary; he is our Political Director who guided us through so many issues so that Stonewall has always had a ready answer when needed for our membership and politicians who needed guidance on our issues. He has been a tireless and dedicated campaign helper for several candidates and I’m not only thankful to him, but, proud as well.

Karen “Tool Time Barbie” Grayson has been an amazing Director of Transgender Outreach and been an excellent volunteer on every event we have had. In addition, I feel safe in saying; we could not have built the Senator David Parks Lending Library at The Center without her. She also has empowered the Transgender community with her tireless personal outreach to our Nevada politicians and candidates. All of this led us to present her with the very first “Stonewall Member of the Year” award named in her honor.

Sandy, Chris and Laura have been exceptional in making Stonewall one of the top clubs in the party and helping Stonewall have a national presence through our activism and Laura’s press releases.

I expect great things from Nathaniel as well. Now that he is free from his two consecutive campaigns, we hope Leo will be able to expand on the work that we have been doing in the Latino / Immigrant rights movement.

I also wish to thank Alptamise Hailey and Kimberly Michelle who helped us raise quite a bit of our election war chest through their generosity.

There are no words to express the amazing support that the staff of Senator Reid has given Stonewall. I simply say thanks.

Wes, Debra, Gayle, Tina and Ryan at The Arts Factory and Bar Bistro helped us make our name as the best place to learn about politics in the entire state, thank you!

Thank you Genevieve Flores and Linsey Peckonis for your brief but vital stay here in our state helping to “Elect Equality”.

I would be remiss if I didn’t say thank you to Rob Schlegel, Kelly MacFarlane Smith, Qvegas Magazine and the LGBT Statewide Coalition for their support as we expanded our role into helping build the LGBT community into a political force and an agent of social change in Nevada with the respect of the local media and politicians.

This letter could not be complete without a heartfelt thank you to Clark County Democratic Chairwoman Roberta Lange. She has been our advisor, friend and our champion. She and her husband Ken have been extraordinary in their support of our club and its goals. Thank you so much Roberta.

Thank you all,

Derek Washington
Chairman Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada

Sunday, October 31, 2010

CELL PHONES AND GRUB PARTY TO ELECT EQUALITY!


POTLUCK CELL PHONE PARTY AND VOTER PROTECTION CLASS!

This is it. Our last chance to reach and protect voters at the polls!

MONDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2010

Place: The Arts Factory
107 E Charleston @ Casino Center (upstairs) 89104

Time: 6 – 9pm

What:
We’re having a cell phone party and a class to teach people how to protect registered voters rights at the polls on Tuesday. All you need to do is bring your cell phone and charger and a dish!

If you have a laptop, bring it and we’ll hook you up with Call Fire to make calls faster and more efficiently!

We especially need Spanish speakers!

We will have fun while we protect our future here in Nevada!

WE WILL ELECT HARRY REID,DINA TITUS,SHELLEY BERKLEY,RORY REID,JESSICA SFERRAZZA AND ALL OF OTHER DEMS IN 2010!

For more information:

Laura Martin 702-292-1279 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              702-292-1279      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Derek Washington 702-576-4978
Chris Miller 702-569-6744
Sandy Eddy 702-400-3613

I want to take this time to thank every one of the hundreds of people who have come to our ELECT EQUALITY events over the past month. All of your hard work will result in us having the best possible representatives in Carson City, Clark County and Washington, DC..

Derek Washington
Chairman Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada

Friday, October 29, 2010

LETS ELECT EQUALITY!


HELP ELECT EQUALITY THIS WEEKEND!
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ELECT EQUALITY!

East Las Vegas Canvass & Call location
501 N. Lamb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
corner of Lamb & Bonanza

Spanish speakers especially needed!
Call Genevieve Flores with any questions
805-754-1942 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              805-754-1942      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


shifts--
Saturday
10am to 2pm
2pm to 6pm
6pm to 9pm

Sunday
10am to 2pm
2pm to 6pm
6pm to 9pm

Monday
10am to 2pm
2pm to 6pm
6pm to 9pm

Tuesday
9am to 1pm
1pm to 4pm
4pm to 7pm

If you live in Henderson, call Andrew Davey for canvass and phonebanking in your area at 702 -806-1340.

Join us for an Elect Equality walk for Dina Titus and Harry Reid tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM. We'll be meeting at 2758 Woodbine in Henderson (89074, near Pecos & Robindale). You can also phone bank tomorrow at Dina Titus' Henderson office (2925 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson 89074) from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Join us for an Elect Equality walk for Dina Titus and Harry Reid on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. We'll be meeting at 2758 Woodbine in Henderson (89074, near Pecos & Robindale). You can also phone bank tomorrow and Sunday at Dina Titus' Henderson office (2925 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson 89074) from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.



POTLUCK CELL PHONE PARTY TO REELECT HARRY REID,Dina Titus and all of the Stonewall endorsed candidates! Almost 30 came last night, let's double that! 6-9pm at The Arts Factory 107 E Charleston 89104. Bring a dish, your cell phone/charger and a laptop (if you have one). Let's party while we make sure it's Harry not Scary who triumphs on election day!

Questions?
Derek Washington
702-576-4978
derekisademocrat@gmail.com

FISH FRY TODAY WITH HARRY REID & BARBARA LEE!


Early Vote Day Party and Fish Fry with



Senator Harry Reid

Rep. Barbara Lee (Chair, Congressional Black Caucus)

And Special Guests



Friday, October 29, 2010

Noon - 3:00 p.m.



Clark County Government Center, Pyramid Building

500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV



RSVP online at www.harryreid.com/dayparty



VOTE EARLY at the nearby RTC Building



For more information please call 702-631-2224

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DAN CHOI: MEDIA BULLY or IT DOESN'T GET BETTER



I know Dan Choi and I know Harry Reid.

Both are former officers.

Only one is a gentleman.

It's not Dan Choi.

Dan Choi has finally jumped the shark with his completely uncalled for remarks about Harry Reid in the Village Voice and I feel sad for the LGBT activist movement and Dan. He has it wrong. Harry Reid is not a "pussy", Dan Choi is.

I personally introduced Dan to Harry over a year ago at a dinner and we were both shocked when Harry told the two of us that he "and the President were working on getting rid of this foolish policy, DADT, because it makes no sense." Harry admired Dan's medals and they had quite a friendly chat.

Since then, with the country in economic ruin and people losing their homes left and right, Harry and the President have still been working on making sure that DADT repeal is moving forward. But it's not moving fast enough for Dan and his puppet masters who have an axe to grind against the Democratic party. So, Dan pulls cheap stunts such as making Netroots Nation all about him by climbing on the stage to give his West Point ring to Harry.

I will fill Dan and his army of sycophants in the blogosphere in on something. If Harry didn't want Dan to have that moment, his security detail would have taken Dan down like a Predator drone on a car full of insurgents on a Basra back road. Dan came off the stage proud that he had hijacked the day of a room full of people, I was proud that Harry handled this public pout with aplomb and grace.

Like a gentleman.

When I saw the awful things that Dan said about Harry in the Village Voice, I thought to myself, "what an idiot". Then I realized that Dan is no idiot.

He's a bully.

If the light isn't shined on him and Rachel isn't calling regularly, something must be done, and right away.

For Lt. Dan Choi, it doesn't get better.

And it won't because once it does, he floats down the stream with all of the flotsam and jetsam of history. He is grabbing his moment in the media glare and I hope he enjoys it because it's minute 13 as we speak and there's a shark that he just jumped behind him.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HAVE LUNCH & PHONEBANK WITH SENATOR AL FRANKEN!



You're Invited

To a "Meet and Greet" Phone Bank with

Senator Al Franken

Wednesday, October 27
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nevada State Democratic Party - East Headquarters
3100 East Charleston Blvd. at Mojave
Las Vegas, NV

Lunch will be provided! There is no cost to attend.

RSVP required online at:
http://www.harryreid.com/page/s/oct27franken

Don't forget to vote early - click here to find the nearest location: vote.harryreid.com/

Friday, October 22, 2010

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS NATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS


STONEWALL DEMOCRATS NATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

(Washington, DC) - National Stonewall Democrats PAC announced its latest set of endorsements of pro-equality Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Rep. Jared Polis (CO) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI). Twelve candidates were announced as part of NSD PAC’s ElectEquality program in May (one candidate was ousted in a primary, making the number of ElectEquality candidates eleven). Rep. Barney Frank’s endorsement was announced last week.

“We are thrilled to announce our full slate of endorsed candidates for the midterm elections,” said Michael Mitchell, Executive Director of the National Stonewall Democrats. “Whether incumbent or challenger, the candidates on this list are all strong, pro-equality Democrats and hail from rural, suburban and urban districts from coast to coast.”

“We are very aware that the only way we are going to achieve full equality through legislation is with a pro-equality majority in Congress with allies, friends and compatriots like those listed here.

“It’s no secret that many of our candidates are in tight races and we encourage our members, supporters and the LGBT and ally community at large to give your time and resources to the people on this list, as well as other pro-equality candidates down the ticket where you live.”

Key: Challenger in italics, EE = ElectEquality Candidate

US House of Representatives

Tammy Baldwin (WI – 2) Chellie Pingree (ME – 1)
Shelley Berkley (NV-1) Jared Polis (CO-2)
Tim Bishop (NY-1) , EE Carol Shea Porter (NH-1) , EE
Barbara Boxer (CA-S) Ed Potosnak (NJ-7) , EE
Lois Capps (CA-23) Steve Pougnet (CA-45) , EE
David Cicilline (RI-1) , EE Mike Quigley (IL-5)
Steve Cohen (TN – 9) Cedric Richmond (LA- 2)
Joseph Crowley (NY-7) Steven Rothman (NJ-9)
Keith Ellison (MN – 5) Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)
Barney Frank (MA – 4) John Sarbanes (MD-3)
Rush Holt (NJ-12) , EE Brad Sherman (CA-27)
Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) Pete Stark (CA-13)
Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) Betty Sutton (OH – 13)
Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) Dina Titus (NV-3) , EE
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4) Paul Tonko (NY-21)
Patrick Murphy (PA-8) , EE Manan Trivedi (PA-6)
Jerry Nadler (NY- 8) Niki Tsongas (MA-5)
Glenn Nye (VA-2) Tim Walz (MN – 1)
Frank Pallone (NJ-6) Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Ed Pastor (AZ-4)

US Senate

Roxanne Conlin (IA – Sen) Paul Hodes (NH – Sen) , EE
Chris Coons (DE – Sen) Kendrick Meek (FL – Sen) , EE
Lee Fisher (OH – Sen) Harry Reid (NV – Sen)
Alexi Giannoulias (IL – Sen), EE Joe Sestak (PA-Sen)
Kirsten Gillibrand (NY – Sen)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We're all from Driftwood.


It's been said that everybody has a story.

I've got one.

So. Do. You.

We all have a story.

Whether we like it. Or not.

"I'm From Driftwood" is like a traveling show that stops in each town and collects stories on film as it travels along. In each place they take time to listen.

Like a good friend.

"I'm From Driftwood" is coming to UNLV today to hear your story.

And mine.

"I'm From Driftwood" comes to campus at 12:30 - 2:30pm in front of the Lied Library. The folks from Driftwood will be filming their documentary,so, come on down.

And bring your story with you.

QVegas Magazine & Stonewall Democrats invite you to:

"I'm From Driftwood"
UNLV @ 12:30 - 2:30pm Thursday 21 October, 2010
Outside of the Lied Library (The Free Speech Zone)

For more info: http://www.imfromdriftwood.com/storytour/

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SING BADLY WHILE HELPING TO ELECT EQUALITY TONITE AT CREWS N!


Tonight Working Families Win will have a fun Early Vote phone banking and S'Karaoke party at Crews'n Bar (see flier below)

We will have TONS more events going on through Election Day. Everyone who is eligible to vote needs to get to the polls, we're making calls and pounding on doors to make sure that happens!



MONDAY - 5-9pm Rafel Rivera Community Center 2800 Stewart Ave
TUESDAY - FRIDAY 5-9pm East Las Vegas Community Center 250 N Easter Avenue


If you don't have unlimited minutes on your cell phone, we'll provide you with a phone and everything else you need to make these crucial, but easy and quick calls. And dinner/lunch is on us!

In light of the recent ads trying to prevent Latinos from voting, we need your help now more than ever to get people to early vote and support working family issues. It's up to us to move this country forward!

Questions?

Laura
702-292-1279

LA LOCA STRIKES AGAIN! ANDALE LOCA! ANDALE!


Democrats, Republicans, Latino Leaders Unite vs. Hispanic Voter Suppression Efforts; Univision Pulls the Ads; Angle Silent

Inexplicably, Sharron Angle remains silent as the national uproar over her comments to local Hispanic high school group grows louder and louder



LAS VEGAS – Within hours of an out-of-state right-wing Latino front group with ties to the Bush Administration announcing they’d run television ads with the shameful and appalling goal of suppressing the Latino vote in the November 2nd election, local Latino leaders denounced the group and challenged both candidates and media outlets to denounce and refuse to air these un-American ads and their despicable message.






In addition to Sen. Reid, both gubernatorial candidates Rory Reid and Brian Sandoval were quick to denounce the ads and call for them to be pulled from the airwaves for their offensive and abhorrent message to suppress the Hispanic vote right here in Nevada. News outlets are now reporting Univision will not air the group’s offensive, un-American message on its airwaves.



And while bipartisan opposition to this out-of-state, anti-Latino filth was unanimous from the moment the ads were released until the announcement Univision would pull them from the airwaves, we heard nothing but deafening silence from Republican Sharron Angle.



Perhaps that’s because Angle didn’t want to address the national uproar surrounding her pathological assertion to a group of local Hispanic teenagers that her widely-criticized immigration ads aren’t actually about Latinos, but rather they’re about Canada and our northern border. Perhaps it’s because of Angle’s keen interest in suppressing the Latino vote since her extreme anti-Hispanic agenda has been exposed throughout the course of the campaign. Whatever the reason, Sharron Angle’s silence in the face of this serious threat to suppress the voices of Nevadans is completely reprehensible.








“Since the moment that news of these despicable voter suppression tactics were made public, bipartisan Nevada leaders and the Latino community have spoken out against these un-American tactics with one unified voice – except for Republican Sharron Angle, who’s involved in a national media firestorm over anti-Hispanic remarks she refuses to explain,” said Reid campaign spokesman Kelly Steele. “The fact that Sharron Angle refused to speak out against these truly abhorrent tactics should tell all Nevadans, and especially the Hispanic voters she’d prefer be silenced, everything they need to know about why she’s unfit to represent our state in the US Senate.”



When in doubt, do like Sharron, BLAME CANADA


Monday, October 18, 2010

LIES! LIES! DAMN FOOL LIES! OR, DID YOU KNOW THAT SHARRON ANGLE'S NAME IN SPANISH IS MENTIROSA?



Sharron Angle Lies to Hispanic Teens, Then Lies About Lying to Hispanic Teens



LAS VEGAS – Sharron Angle was asked about her inflammatory TV ads by a member of the Hispanic Student Union at Rancho High School in Las Vegas – ads that have been referred to as “Sharron Angle’s ‘Willie Horton’” and widely panned for using incendiary, nefarious-looking photos of Latinos and scurrying across a fence and imposed in front of a map of Mexico.



In response, Angle told the Hispanic teenagers they’d misinterpreted her ads, questioned that the premise the ads were about Latinos (seriously), and said the issue in the ad was security of our northern border with Canada.



Now that she’s being called out by local and national media, her DC handlers have been rushed in to control the damage, issuing a statement suggesting Angle’s statements were completely innocuous:



“Sharron is making the point that this country is a melting pot and you cannot judge people based on stereotypes or the way they look.”



But like Angle’s statement that she’s not sure the Mexican men in her ad are Latino and that the ad is about northern border security with Canada, her campaign’s assertion is a complete and total lie. Angle’s ad is a clearly a fear-mongering, inflammatory attempt to scare Nevadans, and nearly every member of the media is calling her on it:



Ralston: The video is Angle “telling a group of Hispanic children at Rancho High School that images of Latinos in her ad that are clearly Latinos may not be. Indeed, the images in the ad are of Hispanics in Mexico, as The Washington Post and others have pointed out. And it is no mystery what race they are, as she claims. … But then she takes it far -- even for her -- by talking about how the real problem is the northern border!”









Washington Monthly: “Angle's race-baiting ads, some of the ugliest since Jesse Helms, have all the subtlety of a wrecking ball. She shows viewers images of Mexicans and a map of Mexico over on-screen text about "illegal aliens." But she's "not sure that those are Latinos"? Her point relates to Canada? After 20 years following politics closely, I've just never seen anything so pathological. Sharron Angle is either mentally disturbed or she thinks the people of Nevada are morons.”



POLITICO: “The ad in question clearly shows an image of three Hispanics who are identified in the spot as “illegal aliens.” In fact, the picture shown in the ad is the same one used by in an ad from Sen. David Vitter (R-La.). That ad has the words ‘benefits for illegals’ written over the image.”








Washington Independent: “In the ad, a picture of three Latino men appears on screen with the words ‘ILLEGAL ALIENS’ while a voice-over discusses Reid’s support for immigration reform measures. The ad has been called ‘anti-Latino’ and ‘race baiting’ by critics, but Angle said she did not see it that way. ‘I’m not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial,’ she said. ‘What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence. What we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through.’”



Washington Post: “A couple of weeks ago, Angle released an ad with sinister overtones showing Latino ‘illegal immigrants’ sneaking through a ‘border fence.’ It even uses a stock photo Republican Senator David Vitter deployed in a similar advertisement. The ad restates a number of debunked claims about Reid's record on immigration, but the most egregious part of the ad is where she contrasts an image of ‘scary-looking’ Latino ‘migrants’ with a group of happy, white college students while saying, ‘Reid wants to give preferred college tuition rates to none other than illegal aliens.’ … She had released a similarly racially tinged ad weeks earlier. But during an appearance before a group of Hispanic children at Rancho High School in Nevada, Angle implausibly claimed she had no idea that the people in the ad were meant to be Hispanic, and claimed the ad was about the ‘northern border.’”

LYNN GOYA AND MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! EVERYONE'S A WINNER!


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

FREE FOOD, GRUB, FOOTBALL AND A RIDE TO EARLY VOTING! ALL AT CREWS N!


TODAY AND EVERY SUNDAY DURING EARLY VOTING FOOTBALL, FREE GRUB AND DRINKS AT CREWS ‘N! 1000 e SAHARA (across from The Commercial Center)

Just by signing up for the latest news on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell by text, you can eat, drink and watch Sunday Night Football at the coolest little bar in Las Vegas, CREWS ‘N!

Starts at 5pm and the first twenty people to sign up eat and drink on us!

But Wait! There’s More!

We’ll be providing free rides to early voters with no strings attached! All you have to do is want to get a ride to vote!

See you at CREWS ‘N 1000 e Sahara 89104 (across from The Commercial Center)
5pm until the end of the game.

To be eligible for free food and drinks, you must be over 21 and sign up for DADT text alerts.

To be eligible for a ride to Early Voting, you must be over 21.

Friday, October 15, 2010

EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY!


OCTOBER 16 (SATURDAY) TO OCTOBER 29 (FRIDAY)
GENERAL ELECTION EARLY VOTING IS
SITES GENERALLY OPEN EVERY DAY FOR ALL 14 DAYS OF EARLY VOTING
VOTING IS EASY at the 84 convenient early voting sites or on Election Day at your polling
place. Any voter registered in Clark County may vote before Election Day at any early voting site.
SITES OPEN 5 - 7 DAYS FOR EARLY VOTING
OCTOBER 16 - 22, SATURDAY - FRIDAY
OCTOBER 23 - 28, SATURDAY - THURSDAY
Trailer in Parking Lot Across from OfficeMax
W.Tropical Pkwy.@ Centennial Pkwy.-Blvd. , Las Vegas
Mon. - Fri. (except Last Fri.): 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Last Fri.,Oct. 29: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Centennial Center
East Las Vegas Community Center
Room 139B
250 N. Eastern @ Stewart Ave., Las Vegas
All Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Sundays and Fri.,Oct. 29: CLOSED
All Mondays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tues. - Fri.,Oct. 19 - 22: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tues - Thurs.,Oct. 26 - 28: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Galleria at Sunset Sat.,Oct. 16, and Mon. - Fri.,Oct. 18 - 22: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All Sundays: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat.,Oct. 23, and Mon. - Fri.,Oct. 25 - 29: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Kohl's Court, 1 Floor st
1300W. Sunset Rd.@ N. Stephanie St., Henderson
Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center
Aerobics Room 1625W.Carey Ave. @ M.L.King Blvd., Las Vegas
Sat. - Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon.- Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Doolittle Community Center
Room "B" 1950 "J" St. @ Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas
Mon.- Thurs.: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun. and Fri.,Oct. 29: CLOSED
Sat. -Wed.,Oct. 16 - 27: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Last Thurs. - Fri.,Oct. 28 - 29: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Outlet Center (Formerly Belz)
Green Food Court
7400 Las Vegas Blvd. South @ E.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas
Las Vegas Athletic Club
Trailer by Club Entrance
5200W. Sahara,west of Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas
Sat. - Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mon. - Fri. (except Last Fri.): 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Last Fri.,Oct. 29: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat.,Oct. 16, and Mon. - Fri.,Oct. 18 - 22: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All Sundays: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat.,Oct. 23, and Mon. - Fri.,Oct. 25 - 29: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Boulevard Mall
3528 S.Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas
Between E.Desert Inn Rd. and E.Twain Ave.
JCPenney EAST Court atMall's Back Entrance
Meadows Mall Sat.,Oct. 16, and Mon. - Fri.,Oct. 18 - 22: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat.,Oct. 23, and Mon. - Fri.,Oct. 25 - 29: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sears Court, 1 Floor st
4300 Meadows Ln. @ S.Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas
Clark County Government Center,
Regional Transportation Comm. (RTC) Bldg.
RTC Council Chambers, Inside RTC Building
600 S. Grand Central Pkwy.@W.Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas
Sat. - Sun.: CLOSED
Last Fri.,Oct. 29: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mon. - Fri. (except Last Fri.): 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
NEIGHBORHOOD EARLY VOTING SITES
DATE/LOCATION ADDRESS/CROSS STREETS TIME
Arroyo Market Square (Trailer) I-215 / Rainbow 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Arroyo Market Square (Trailer) I-215 / Rainbow 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Silverado Ranch / Maryland Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Silverado Ranch / Maryland Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Liborio Market Cheyenne / Las Vegas Blvd. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Craig / Decatur 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Craig / Decatur 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons Charleston / Rampart 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Craig / Decatur 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Liborio Market Cheyenne / Las Vegas Blvd. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Sunrise Marketpl. (Trailer) Nellis / Stewart 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Sunrise Marketpl. (Trailer) Nellis / Stewart 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons Tropicana / Maryland Pkwy. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons Tropicana / Maryland Pkwy. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Arroyo Market Square (Trailer) I-215 / Rainbow 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
SaharaWest Library 9600W. Sahara @ Grand Canyon 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Sunrise Marketpl. (Trailer) Nellis / Stewart 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Las Palmas Village (Trailer) E.Windmill Ln. / Bermuda 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Paseo Verde Library 280 S.Green Vly.Pkwy.@ Paseo Verde 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Arroyo Market Square (Trailer) I-215 / Rainbow 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Silver Mesa Recreation Ctr. 4025 Allen Ln.@ Alexander 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Sunrise Marketpl. (Trailer) Nellis / Stewart 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Sunrise Library 5400 Harris @ Nellis 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Vons Windmill Pkwy. / Pecos 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
West Flamingo Senior Ctr. 6255W. Flamingo @ Jones 8:30 a.m. - 6: 30 p.m.
Solera Anthem Community Ctr. 2401 Somersworth @ Andromeda 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Smith's - S.HighlandsMktpl. (Trailer) Southern Highlands Pkwy. / Cactus 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
SaharaWest Library 9600W. Sahara @ Grand Canyon 10:00 a.m. -8: 00 p.m.
North Las Vegas City Hall 2200 Civic Center @ Lake Mead Blvd. 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
UNLV Lied Library Harmon, East of Swenson 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
Aliante Library 2400W.Deer Springs @ Clayton 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
West Flamingo Senior Ctr. 6255W. Flamingo @ Jones 8:30 a.m. - 6: 30 p.m.
Vons Windmill Pkwy. / Pecos 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Solera Anthem Community Ctr. 2401 Somersworth @ Andromeda 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Siena Town Ctr. (Trailer) Tropicana / Hualapai 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo @ Maryland Pkwy. 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Aliante Library 2400W.Deer Springs @ Clayton 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Albertsons College / Horizon 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Las Palmas Village (Trailer) E.Windmill Ln. / Bermuda 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons Charleston / Rampart 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Siena Town Ctr. (Trailer) Tropicana / Hualapai 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Buy Low Market Owens / H St. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Stephanie / Horizon Ridge 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Flamingo / Durango 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons College / Horizon 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Las Palmas Village (Trailer) E.Windmill Ln. / Bermuda 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons Charleston / Rampart 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Smith's - Siena Town Ctr. (Trailer) Tropicana / Hualapai 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Buy Low Market Owens / H St. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Stephanie / Horizon Ridge 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Flamingo / Durango 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons College / Horizon 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
OCTOBER 16, SATURDAY
OCTOBER 17, SUNDAY
OCTOBER 18, MONDAY
OCTOBER 19, TUESDAY
NEIGHBORHOOD EARLY VOTING SITES
OCTOBER 22, FRIDAY
Albertsons Charleston / Town Center 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Trails Village Ctr. (Trailer) Village Ctr.Circle / Trails Ctr. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Spirit Mountain Activity Ctr. 1975 Arie, Laughlin 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
SaharaWest Library 9600W. Sahara @ Grand Canyon 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Silver Mesa Recreation Ctr. 4025 Allen Ln.@ Alexander 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Paseo Verde Library 280 S.Green Vly.Pkwy.@ Paseo Verde 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Alexander Library 1755W.Alexander Rd.@ M. L. King 10:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Winchester Cultural Ctr. 3130 McLeod @ Desert Inn 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Smith's - S.HighlandsMktpl. (Trailer) Southern Highlands Pkwy. / Cactus 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
West Charleston Library 6301W.Charleston @Torrey Pines 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Lowe's Parking Lot (Trailer) 2570 E. Craig @ Losee 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Alexander Library 1755W.Alexander Rd.@ M. L. King 10:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Lake Mead Pkwy. / Boulder Hwy. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Lowe's Parking Lot (Trailer) 2570 E. Craig @ Losee 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Food4Less Lake Mead Blvd. / Nellis 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Lake Mead Pkwy. / Boulder Hwy. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Eastern /Warm Springs 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Charleston / Town Center 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Horizon Ridge / Eastern 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Chinatown Plaza 4215 Spring Mountain @ Arville 11:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Food 4 Less - Renaissance III (Trailer) E. Flamingo / Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Trails Village Ctr. (Trailer) Village Ctr.Circle / Trails Ctr. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
UNLV Lied Library Harmon, East of Swenson 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Cheyenne / Rampart 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Eastern /Warm Springs 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Lowe's Parking Lot (Trailer) 2570 E. Craig @ Losee 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Food 4 Less Bonanza / Pecos 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Lake Mead Blvd. / Hollywood 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons El Capitan / Farm 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Craig / Tenaya 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Blue Diamond Rd. / Decatur 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Tropicana / Jones 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Pecos Plaza (Trailer) 3365 E. Tropicana @ Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Horizon Ridge / Eastern 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Lakes Lutheran Church 8200W. Sahara @ S.Cimarron 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Charleston / Bruce 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Cheyenne / Rampart 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Tropicana / Jones 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Charleston / Bruce 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Food4Less Lake Mead Blvd. / Nellis 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Horizon Ridge / Eastern 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
UNLV Lied Library Harmon, East of Swenson 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
Pecos Plaza (Trailer) 3365 E. Tropicana @ Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Whitney Library 5175 E.Tropicana @ Nellis 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Whitney Library 5175 E.Tropicana @ Nellis 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Sunrise Library 5400 Harris @ Nellis 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Searchlight Community Ctr. 200 MichaelWendellWay 10:00 a.m. - 3: 00 p.m.
Smith's - S.HighlandsMktpl. (Trailer) Southern Highlands Pkwy. / Cactus 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Cheyenne / Rampart 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Arroyo Market Square (Trailer) I-215 / Rainbow 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Pecos Plaza (Trailer) 3365 E. Tropicana @ Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
OCTOBER 21, THURSDAY
OCTOBER 20, WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 23, SATURDAY
NEIGHBORHOOD EARLY VOTING SITES
Sun City Anthem Community Ctr. 2450 Hampton @ Anthem Pkwy. 9:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
OCTOBER 26, TUESDAY
OCTOBER 25, MONDAY
OCTOBER 24, SUNDAY
Albertsons Desert Inn / Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Charleston / Town Center 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Chinatown Plaza 4215 Spring Mountain @ Arville 11:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Food 4 Less - Renaissance III (Trailer) E. Flamingo / Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Food 4 Less Bonanza / Pecos 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Lake Mead Blvd. / Hollywood 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons El Capitan / Farm 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Craig / Tenaya 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Blue Diamond Rd. / Decatur 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Silverado Ranch Plaza (Trailer) 9725 S. Eastern @ Silverado Ranch 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Moapa Valley Community Ctr. 320N.MoapaVly.Blvd.@N.Andersen 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Flamingo / Hualapai 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Boulder City,City Hall 401 California @ Arizona 7:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Sun City Anthem Community Ctr. 2450 Hampton @ Anthem Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons - Rhodes Rnch.Town Ctr. (Trailer) Durango /Warm Springs 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Trails Village Ctr. (Trailer) Village Ctr.Circle / Trails Ctr. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Ann /Drexel 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Desert Inn / Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Desert Vista Community Ctr. 10360 Sun City Blvd.@ThomasW.Ryan 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Sun City Aliante Community Ctr. 7390 Aliante Pkwy.@ Elkhorn 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Silverado Ranch Plaza (Trailer) 9725 S. Eastern @ Silverado Ranch 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Flamingo / Hualapai 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Boulder City,City Hall 401 California @ Arizona 7:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Sun City Anthem Community Ctr. 2450 Hampton @ Anthem Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons - Rhodes Rnch.Town Ctr. (Trailer) Durango /Warm Springs 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Ann /Drexel 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Desert Inn / Pecos 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Desert Vista Community Ctr. 10360 Sun City Blvd.@ThomasW.Ryan 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Sun City Aliante Community Ctr. 7390 Aliante Pkwy.@ Elkhorn 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
City ofMesquite,Deuce 2 Building 150 N.Yucca @W. 1st North St. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Whole Foods Marketplace (Trailer) 7290W. Lake Mead Blvd.@Tenaya 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Rhodes Rnch.Town Ctr. (Trailer) Durango /Warm Springs 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Trails Village Ctr. (Trailer) Village Ctr.Circle / Trails Ctr. 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Rainbow Library 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. @ Cheyenne 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Rainbow Library 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. @ Cheyenne 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
NEIGHBORHOOD EARLY VOTING SITES
OCTOBER 27, WEDNESDAY
Silverado Ranch Plaza (Trailer) 9725 S. Eastern @ Silverado Ranch 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Buffalo / Vegas 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons - Rhodes Rnch.Town Ctr. (Trailer) Durango /Warm Springs 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Ann /Drexel 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Ann / Simmons 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Flamingo / Hualapai 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Sunset / Green Valley Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
City ofMesquite,Deuce 2 Building 150 N.Yucca @W. 1st North St. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Whole Foods Marketplace (Trailer) 7290W. Lake Mead Blvd.@Tenaya 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Henderson City Hall 240 S.Water @W.Atlantic 7:30 a.m. - 5: 30 p.m.
DesertWillow Community Ctr. 2020W.Horizon Ridge@GreenVly.Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons (Trailer) W. Lone Mountain / Decatur 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
OCTOBER 29, FRIDAY (NEVADA DAY HOLIDAY)
OCTOBER 28, THURSDAY
Desert Breeze Community Ctr. 8275 Spring Mountain @ Durango 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Hollywood Recreation Ctr. 1650 S.Hollywood @ E.Charleston 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons Horizon / Horizon Ridge 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Silverado Ranch Plaza (Trailer) 9725 S. Eastern @ Silverado Ranch 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Nellis / Vegas Valley 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons - Rhodes Rnch.Town Ctr. (Trailer) Durango /Warm Springs 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Ann / Simmons 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Buffalo / Vegas 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Sunset / Green Valley Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Whole Foods Marketplace (Trailer) 7290W. Lake Mead Blvd.@Tenaya 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Liborio Market Charleston / Lamb 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
DesertWillow Community Ctr. 2020W.Horizon Ridge@GreenVly.Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Vons (Trailer) W. Lone Mountain / Decatur 9:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Desert Breeze Community Ctr. 8275 Spring Mountain @ Durango 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Hollywood Recreation Ctr. 1650 S.Hollywood @ E.Charleston 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons Horizon / Horizon Ridge 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Silverado Ranch Plaza (Trailer) 9725 S. Eastern @ Silverado Ranch 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Nellis / Vegas Valley 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Vons - Rhodes Rnch.Town Ctr. (Trailer) Durango /Warm Springs 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Ann / Simmons 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Buffalo / Vegas 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Albertsons Sunset / Green Valley Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Whole Foods Marketplace (Trailer) 7290W. Lake Mead Blvd.@Tenaya 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Liborio Market Charleston / Lamb 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
DesertWillow Community Ctr. 2020W.Horizon Ridge@GreenVly.Pkwy. 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m.
Vons (Trailer) W. Lone Mountain / Decatur 9:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Rainbow Library 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. @ Cheyenne 10:00 a.m. - 8: 00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dina "The Professor Is About To Kick Your Ass!" Titus vs Joe "What Just Happened" Heck Tonight!


Moi does love a good battle.

Alexis vs Crystal in the pond on Dynasty.

Granny vs Jethro.

Gloria Allred vs Men.

But Moi REALLY loves a good old fashioned beat down.

And that, my little Democrats, is EXACTLY what Dina Titus did to What the(Joe) Heck the other night in Henderson.

Warning: When Titus puts on the spectacles, you 'bout ta get hurt up in here.

Heck must have thought he was back in Iraq as the incoming was hitting him left and right.

The Professor had The Book!

The facts were pouring out in such rapid fire you almost thought Dina was spraying bullets like a G-Man at a Mobster's Ball. All Joe could do was sit there looking like he wished he was out teabaging somewhere.

Anywhere.

Else.

Well.

Tonight is another round and I want front row. I think I'll grab some Red Vines on the way 'cause it's about to pop off up in here!

DINA TITUS vs Who cares?

Temple Beth Sholom

10700 Havenwood Lane

Las Vegas

Be there!