Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

The party of "NO" strikes again: Republican leaders in the Senate got the signatures of all 42 Republican senators pledging that they will block all votes, on everything -- including "don't ask, don't tell" repeal -- unless Democrats allow a vote on tax cuts to move forward. What does this mean for DADT, and how realistic is it? And what is the White House and the DNC really doing to get people to put pressure on wavering senators? Seems more like they're raising money than anything else. We'll explain how and get into it all today.

And speaking of the tax cuts, Democrats are now boxed in because they stupidly didn't have a vote before the elections. But why not just let Bush's tax cuts expire, and have Obama propose a middle class tax cut right after that? Because it would take some guts, that's why. We'll talk about and take your calls.

Guest 3:30 ET Chase Whiteside, a 22-year-old student who, as part of New Left Media, has shown how completely clueless so many of the Tea Party followers are -- and even how robotic and badly informed some on the left can be -- joins us to talk about the illuminating work he's done, attending all the big political rallies and letting the participants speak for themselves.

The lastest out of Illinois where the Senate is voting on a civil unions after the House already has passed it. Civil rights in the making!

Guest 4:30: Jarod Chlapowski, a gay Army veteran with Servicemembers United will discuss what is actually deep inside the Pentagon study on implementation of "don't ask, don't tell" repeal which was released yesterday.

It's World AIDS Day, a day in which some politicians have photo-ops while much of the media finally focuses on the global pandemic (if only for a day). And some AIDS activists also rightly protest the hypocrisy, like those in New York who held a protest and "bagel boycott" to point out Mayor Bloomberg's own broken promises. We'll talk about that and the "new style of AIDS activist," as described by The New York Times in a refreshing and hopeful piece.

Julian Assange of Wikileaks is now curiously wanted again by Swedish authorities, with an Interpol alert out on him. But that hasn't silenced him. He's called for Hillary Clinton's resignation in light of that fact she's broken treaties and spied on allies, as evidenced by the cables he's leaked. We'll take calls and get into the latest on cablegate.

And day three of our Holiday Book Bonanza.

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

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