T – 2 (Go Science)

President Obama: Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research Increased federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research Earmarked new federal funding for science and research labs

Happy Halloween!

Ah, the only internationally recognized holiday of the crossdressing world is upon us again, & I had an interesting experience shopping for Halloween costumes & party decorations with Betty. We were looking around at the mass-produced costumes, me mostly cursing… Continue Reading

Education, Education, Education

Democrats actually fund education in myriad ways: Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools New funds for school construction Increased student loans Increased opportunities in AmeriCorps program (which helps people earn money for college) Students struggling to make… Continue Reading


Maybe it’s not huge, but this is the kind of stuff Republicans are always claiming to have done (when they haven’t, a la That Palin Woman) Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters Paid… Continue Reading

5 Days Until Election Day

Until you get out & vote for the Dems who: Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen.… Continue Reading

6 Soldiers Suffering

Republican voters aren’t ready for the truth, because Democrats: Increased pay and benefits for military personnel Improved housing for military personnel Initiated a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and… Continue Reading

White House Anti-Bullying Campaign

Did you need another reason to support Dems this Election Day? How about this cool news? The Obama administration is launching a campaign to prevent anti-gay bullying and other harassment at school, advising educators that federal law protects students from… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Bauhaus

Hey, it’s Halloween week: a grrrl’s got to let her goth out sometimes.

7 Days Is All She Wrote

Obamacare: Lowered drug costs for seniors Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

In 8 Days…

… you can get out & vote Democrat and keep the US Government busy doing cool stuff like this: Closed offshore tax safe havens Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax… Continue Reading


More stuff Obama needs a Democratic Congress to keep doing: Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children Expanded vaccination programs

Princess Boys

I love the term ‘princess boy’ – it’s really nice to see another name for them that’s a little more affirming.

Planes Trains and Automobiles: 10 Days

Obama also: Permitted states to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect (including increasing security)

Why Dems?

Wow. A US President who is actually speaking out about LGBT youth, against discrimination, & who makes a point of saying that your difference will be a point of pride later in life. Now try to picture Dubya having made… Continue Reading

“It Goes to 11!”

Dems have a commitment to energy efficiency and renewability: Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and… Continue Reading

Cool Video About Tomboys

Tomboy from Barb Taylor on Vimeo. (thanks to Joelle Ruby Ryan for it!)

12 Days (on the 21st)

And then, President Obama: The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible Put limits on lobbyists access to the White House Put… Continue Reading

Wear Purple

Today, people all over the country are wearing purple to show support for the end of anti-LGBTQ bullying. I think Gogol Bordello’s got it covered: & Here, if you can stand it, is the story of Chloe Lacey, the trans… Continue Reading

Lucky 13

Obama: Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen… Continue Reading

Two Weeks Until You Vote

Obama implemented: attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for… Continue Reading