Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

The direct action group Get Equal staged a protest in the U.S. Capitol rotunda today. We'll get into the facts and the issues.

A judge this afternoon blocked the Arizona immigration law's racial profiling provision from going into effect. What does it mean? We'll go through it.

Officials say the oil is vanishing from the top of the water
in the Gulf, which is being seen as good news. But using ultraviolet light some are finding oil is glowing everywhere, broken into particles and under the ground as well.

Only 10% of the 400,000 servicemembers the Pentagon
has sent a survey on "don't ask, don't tell" repeal have taken the survey. What kind of cross section are they getting? Can this even be remotely reliable? We'll get into it.

Guest / 3:30pm EST
- The Log Cabin Republican's had brought a suit before the US District Court in Riverside, CA, challenging the constitutionality of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The trial wrapped up last week, as we await a decision from waiting from Judge Virginia Phillips. Dan Woods, the lawyer for the LCR, joins us today to discuss the case.

Guest / 4:30pm EST -
Earlier this week, news broke that Target, one of the biggest retailers in the US, had donated money to a Minnesota Republican group, which is funding TV ads for anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Rep. Tom Emmer. Joining us today, Randi Reitan, a mother of a gay man who had recently shot a video returning her purchases in an effort to boycott Target.

The National Organization for Marriage "one man, one woman"
Summer of Marriage Tour continues to be a complete disaster, with the highest turnout to date of counter protesters in Madison, WI yesterday. And of course, the hatemongers are out in volume if not in numbers.

And that airplane turbulence discussion we didn't get into yesterday,
as I relay the story of my flight from hell from Netroots Nation in Vegas and take your calls on your own scary experiences!