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couple of PSAs

January 12, 2009

FYI, world, madrassa means school, not terrorist school.  My boss went to one and likes to joke about being a terrorist, but really, it just means school.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrasah

Also, I’m sure y’all’ve heard me rant about the Matthew Shepard Act.  Here’s another victim (who apparently is a friend of a friend): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mikko-alanne/a-hate-crime-you-wont-see_b_155665.html
Now that we have a president who isn’t a total jackass about queer rights, maybe we can actually get the Matthew Shepard Act.  Pardon my French there, but I have no patience for anyone who doesn’t support that.  Unless you’re arguing that it’s an ineffective bill (an argument I have yet to hear), being against it is tantamount to being for violence against queers.  Or it’s being stupid and not questioning what you are told by your biased church leadership.  This law only covers violent acts, not hate speech.  If you wish to harass people in power about this issue, here’s some info.

The Obama/Biden transition team can be emailed here:
http://change.gov/page/content/contact/

If you live in Irvine, your legislators are:
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Email her here: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://feinstein.senate.gov
Senator Barbara Boxer
Email: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://boxer.senate.gov
Representative John Campbell
Email: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://campbell.house.gov

For Adrian it’s
Senator Carl Levin
Email: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://levin.senate.gov
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Email: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://stabenow.senate.gov
Representative Mark Schauer
Email: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://schauer.house.gov

For Ann Arbor, your representative is
Representative John Dingell
Email:http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http://www.house.gov%2Fdingell

For anyone else, you can enter your zip code at the following site and it’ll tell you names and websites:
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/

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