Thursday, October 14, 2010

The beginning of the end

Before liberals all start OD'ing on the Obama hate again, I saw something Tom Hilton shared over at Balloon Juice:

The Pentagon today instructed military lawyers to halt all open investigations and pending discharges of gay and lesbian service members under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which has prohibited them from openly serving.

The e-mail notice from the Defense Department's Judge Advocate Generals came in response to a judgment by Federal Judge Virginia Phillips Tuesday, ordering an immediate, worldwide end to the policy's enforcement.

This is real progress. The end is nigh.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.