Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Are we all being played, once again, on "don't ask, don't tell?" The White House claims that it doesn't want the DADT repeal stripped from the DOD bill, but isn't threatening a veto if that does happen, as it is with other provisions the White House cares about. The Human Rights Campaign is saying that it's just "background noise" to suggest Senator Levin is in fact considering stripping DADT repeal from the bill, but Senator Levin's office still won't deny it's true. Defense Secretary Gates claims he now wants the Senate to vote on repeal in the lame duck session, but he's refusing to release the implementation study early. And General Amos has been "rebuked" for his heinous remarks and clear insubordination, but what does "rebuke" mean if it's really nothing at all and these generals can pretty much say what they want to undermine the president and help John McCain? It's all pretty gross, and looks bad. We'll go through it on today's show.

Will the Senate go to the Republicans because of party switchers?

We'll go through George W. Bush's interview while hawking his book, including his flaunting breaking the law and the sick fetus story.

Demented homophobe Andrew Shirvell is no longer the assistant attorney general in Michigan.

Guests / 3:30pm EST - Would you fast for your civil rights? Alan Bounville and Iana DiBona have in a way to get Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's attention and insist she file the American Equality Bill, which would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They join us today to talk about their fast.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Is there a rise in funding for progressive politics? According to David Callahan, author of Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, the flow of America's upper class funding is leaning a little more left. He joins us this afternoon to discuss these trends and what this means for the future of politics.

Two new lawsuits challenging the Defense of Marriage Act are launched. We'll go through the details.

Could you cut down on washing -- yes, your body -- as a way of saving the planet? A new movement is underway, and we'll take your calls.

These stories and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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