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02 Jun 2011 14:21


Politics: The San Francisco Giants say “It Gets Better”

  • A wonderful step: The San Francisco Giants have become the first professional sports team to join the “It Gets Better” campaign, with the release of this video. With this, the Giants are leading a charge in baseball similar to the Phoenix Suns in the NBA, meaning LGBT fans everywhere can now ask why their team hasn’t followed suit — likely the absolute best way to get more franchises on board with this message, and affect positive change. Incidentally, this isn’t the first time the Giants have set the example on a progressive social issue; back in 1993, they were the first team to give proceeds to AIDS research with “Until There’s a Cure” day. Enormous thanks to Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Sergio Romo, Andres Torres, and Hensley Meulens for doing this. source

17 Jul 2010 02:42


U.S.: Have you guys seen how young West Virginia’s new senator is?

The just-appointed Carte Goodwin, 36, is by far the youngest senator. To put this in sharp relief: Robert Byrd was 92 when he died. That’s right, 56 years. source

14 Nov 2009 08:24


World: Obama wants to come to China, but can’t nail down the details

  • What the U.S. wants An unscripted town-hall-style event in which the president talks to around 1,000 Chinese youths about the issues facing their country. Ah, democracy.
  • What China wants A highly-vetted town-hall-style event in which the president talks to around 600 Chinese youths – tops – about the issues China allows. Ah, communism. source