Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Yesterday, we spoke briefly about the Department of Justice vigorously defending the constitutionality of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy -- using Colin Powell's 20-year-old defense even though he's changed his mind --and then lying about why they have to defend it. The Human Rights Campaign released a statement yesterday afternoon urging President Obama to repeal DADT now. But is this enough from the HRC? We'll go through the statement released by HRC president Joe Solmonese and discuss this afternoon.

Drill, Obama, Drill? Today, this becomes a reality. President Obama will announce that he plans on opening shorelines in the Atlantic, East of the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, which is something he had addressed doing in his State of the Union Address earlier this year. Many Obama supporters, state residents affected by the drilling and environmental activists are angry at the decision. We'll discuss the details.

IRS agents are now being threatened online in the wake of the passage of the health care. Is it any wonder with people like Glenn Beck's guest calling the IRS the "Gestapo"?

Guest / 3:30pm EST - How vital is a city's water and sewer system? Jeffrey K. Griffiths, professor at Tufts University and a member of the EPA's National Drinking Water Advisory Council, joins us this afternoon to talk about this and how, according to the New York Times, "significant water lines burst on average every two minutes somewhere in the country."

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Earlier in the post, I mentioned President Obama's announcement of offshore oil drilling and a number of environmental groups anger over this decision. Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, said in a statement released about the news , "We're very disappointed to see important areas like the Arctic coast and the Mid and South Atlantic stay open to oil drilling," joins us this afternoon.

Former Bush speechwriter David Frum and former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan are shredding the teabagger movement, saying it's bad stuff for the GOP. We'll discuss.

A few weeks ago, we had a great discussion about filling out your Census form and whether or not you'd be doing it. As the day to hand in the forms draws near, government officials are wondering whether their Census campaign has worked in getting many who have protested filling out the form to complete it. We'll get in to this too.

All this and more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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