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ESPRESSO SHOT 508 - CNN DISCUSSES WHITE HOUSE SILENCE ON LGBT MARRIAGE.

For several weeks now I've been commenting and bringing you comments from the blogosphere about President Obama's silence on LGBT issues since his elections--most notably his silence on the avalanche of Marriage Equality news. I'm of two minds on this, but a big part of me would like to hear him acknowlegde what's going on in SOME way. Then again, his silence may be better for us than his attention. As we rack up the wins, there has been a decided lack of backlash in the court of public opinion, and almost no fanfare from the right wing. Could Obama's silence be allowing us to win Equality in a quiet, orderly and non-controversial fashion? In the 80s, the White House all but denied the gay community existed, and Silence = Death during the AIDS crisis. However, now during the Marriage avalanche, maybe Silence = THRIVING! Either way, CNN has brought on two experts, including Paul Begalia, to discuss Obama's silence. THOUGH I WHOLEHEARTEDLY DISAGREE WITH THIS NOTION THAT 'THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DEAL WITH FIRST--I think there are good points made. I even understand some of what Conservative Miss Candy Crowley says--and agree with some of her points at the end of her segment. However, she's way off on her polling numbers--her own employer, CNN, has had much different numbers lately.

ALSO

Look out for possible updates on these stories today: The NEW HAMPSHIRE Marriage Equality bill, the MAINE People's Veto of their new Marriage Equality Law, and news on the Decision from the CALIFORNIA Supreme Court over Proposition 8, the Constitutional Amendment to ban Marriage Equality in CALIFORNIA.

TOAST TO MY BUDDY FROM DAYS OF MARRIAGE. GYM AT 5:15 TODAY? LET'S GET IN EXTRA ABS!

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Topher said…
Yes, 5:15, tons of abs! Let's get 'em!

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Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
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Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
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No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?

HAPPY HOUR... POSTPONED.

Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!