To observe LGBT pride month, the historic Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., has invited the Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge of the Episcopal Church to become the first openly transgender priest to preach from its pulpit on Sunday.
Partridge, who is the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, has been invited as a guest preacher to speak from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral, according to The Associated Press.
Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, will preside at the service, which will include readings and prayers by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
There is so much wrong with that I don't know where to start.
***House passes Keystone bill, future unclear in the Senate. They'll probably have to wait until next year to get anything done.
***They're trying to deny it, but Jonathan Gruber, the arrogant fraud who was one of the chief players in foisting Obamacare on America was a well-paid government employee, chief adviser for the monstrosity of a government run health care boondoggle we're stuck with for the moment. As you can imagine, only Fox News and conservative talk radio/blogs/web sites are reporting this. Should be big news, don't you think? But no, they're still covering for the Democrats and Obama. It makes me sick what has become of journalism in this country.
During the heyday of the ObamaCare push, Jonathan Gruber was whiz-kid-in-chief. His number-crunching on the benefits of the plan was frequently cited by Democrats trying to sell the proposal to the public.
Now, Washington Democrats have a new message: He’s not with us.
After a string of videos have emerged showing Gruber gloating about how the law’s authors exploited Americans’ “stupidity,” the White House has distanced itself. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi even claimed: “I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill.”
But while Jonathan Gruber might not have been a familiar name until this week for many, Pelosi and the rest of the lawmakers who pushed the law certainly knew who he was in 2009 and 2010.
A look at the record shows he was in fact paid to advise the Department of Health and Human Services. And he continues to play a role in health policy elsewhere, even as his unearthed videos cause headaches for the administration, just ahead of this weekend’s Round 2 enrollment launch.
Sickening, isn't it, to see what kind of "leaders" we have in this country.
***Love Sean Hannity's response to the idiot Jon Stewart:
Stewart had said of Hannity, in a Rolling Stone interview, that Hannity is "probably the most loathsome dude" at Fox, and that everything Hannity says is presented in the most "devious" way possible.
Here is Hannity's response:
"Nearly 50 million Americans on food stamps, nearly 50 million in poverty, the lowest labor participation rate since 1978, and Jon's beloved president who once said George Bush's debt was 'irresponsible and unpatriotic' has almost accumulated more debt then every other President before him combined," Hannity wrote. "Do I even need to remind him about keeping our doctors, our health plans and saving money? And how is that healthcare website working out? Or Iraq, ISIS, the 'Russian reset'?"
"Jon's problem is he has his head so far up Obama's ass he cannot see clearly, he is obviously better suited to reading his joke writers' material, and making his clapping-seal audience happy," Hannity continued.
"I await another Rally to Restore Sanity with Fatwa supporter Cat Stevens!!" he said, referring to the event that Stewart and Stephen Colbert hosted in Washington, D.C., in 2010."
Game. Set. Match.
by William Ernest Henry
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.