Sunday, May 31, 2009
The shooting happened around ten o'clock Sunday morning at the Reformation Lutheran Church.
Full article here:
More to come on this one I'm sure.
We've already been warned that the wingnuts were out there buying more guns. So far, they've been killing their own families. Now...I hope the FBI is all over this one and soon.
Friday, May 29, 2009
by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
My latest concern, which I haven't heard/read about is the dearth of locally based, trained, experienced campaign staff.
I posted my thoughts on this situation on the Run, Baby, Run yahoo group, please go there if you'd like to chime in.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I'm trying to make sure all Society bloggers are subscribed to the Society google group. If you did NOT receive the test email I sent out tonight, please email me sue @ sitnscoop.com and tell me what your blogspot name is so I can get you signed up.
The event benefits the Lambda Foundation of Pittsburgh which has given away nearly a million dollars to local LGBTQ organizations, big and small. This organization has been part of nearly every LGBTQ initiative, project and program over the past 25 years. And they've done it a few thousand at a time.
Tickets for the nearly sold out show and the meet and greet are $77.00!
More information on the tickets are here.
But wait ... you can enter to win a FREE pair of tickets for the meet and greet and the concert courtesy of Lambda and the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. Just go here to enter!
I suggest we email all of council and remind them that "citizens" includes both female and male. This will, hopefully, prevent an all MALE committee from being formed, (see Rendell, Governor).
Yes indeedy, most council members are hip to the fact that TWO genders make up Pittsburgh's citizens, but they don't always take any kind of diversity into consideration when appointing people to commissions, committees, what have you.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
John Fournier, Campaign Manager
Natalia Rudiak Wins!
To Speak at 9:30
May 19, 2009—Natalia Rudiak is expected to address a crowd of supporters and volunteers at 9:30 this evening. Preliminary shows that Rudiak has won the race for Pittsburgh City Council District 4 with Patrick Reilly placing second and Anthony Coghill placing third.
WHAT: RUDIAK FOR COUNCIL ELECTION NIGHT PARTY
WHERE: LARRY’S ROADHOUSE, 1900 WHITED STREET, PITTSBURGH PA 15210
Monday, May 18, 2009
Five states have marriage equality. Two more are on the cusp. Dan Onorato embraces the homos here in Allegheny County.
But Blair County wants to revisit the marriage amendment.
Meanwhile, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law finds that marriage equality pays. It pays Mass to the tune of $111 million over four years. Without destroying a single heterosexual marriage.
For crying out loud. Look out for signs saying the Post-Gazette endorses the marriage amendment.
Join Steel City Stonewall Democrats today. Please.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
She's the first filly to win the Preakness in 85 years.
I've never watched any of these horse races (I work in politics, get enough of the allusions there).
But I wish I would've watched today's race.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Susan Banahasky, District Judge, (district consists of the 6th & 9th wards: Polish Hill, lower & central Lawrenceville). To volunteer/donate: www.susanformagistrate.com
Susan’s Facebook page: “Banahasky for District Magistrate”:
Barbara Ernsberger, for Commonwealth Judge, statewide office
Hugh McGough, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County
Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh City Council, www.billpeduto.com
Also worth a look, Bill’s new site, www.reformpittsburghnow.com
Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Council, www.nataliarudiak.com
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hope this note finds you doing well and enjoying the Spring weather. We were in touch last fall about The National Women’s History Museum’s efforts to secure a permanent home on the National Mall. The legislative fight continues this year as Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) re-introduced The National Women’s History Museum Act (H.R. 1700) with bipartisan support on March 25, 2009.In the meantime, the Museum continues to operate online. At this time, the Museum’s staffers are working on two cyber exhibits – one on women in film and one on African-American women. The Museum wants to hear from YOU what subject they should cover next in their cyber museum.
If you have suggestions for potential exhibits, please visit their blog (http://www.nwhm.org/blog/index.php) and leave a comment with your recommendations. You might see them come to life in the very near future!
on behalf of the National Women’s History Museum
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
In recent days, Natalia Rudiak, City Council candidate and Susan Banahasky, District Judge candidate, have had many of their yard signs stolen.
If you've ever worked on a grassroots campaign you know how hard a grassroots candidate works to raise each dollar. Organizing volunteers for unsexy, arduous tasks such as distributing yard signs is also a major enterprise.
Yard sign thuggery happens every election season. It speaks loudly about how little the opponents' supporters value democracy, private property and basic rights.
If you live in either of these women's districts, please keep in mind the nature of their opponents' "supporters".
Yeah, I say 'Go for it', judge them by the company they keep.