What We Missed

Picture of Courtney from TEDWomen event

Courtney spoke at TEDWomen on Tuesday in DC, and her talk was picked as one of the top three in her session. You can read an overview of the talk at BoingBoing. Congrats Courtney!

Today is Rally for Girls’ Sports Day.

Big time anti-choicer Joe Pitts (R-PA), co-author of the shitty Stupak-Pitts Amendment which banned abortion funding in health care reform (to ridiculous degrees), has been named the chair of the Health Subcommittee in the within the Energy and Commerce Committee. Serious boo on that one.

Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with untreatable pancreatic cancer. Let’s hope the Queen of Soul can beat it.

The DREAM Act is getting a vote tonight (in the House and Senate), and it’s possible Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will too. Check back tomorrow for results from those votes, and fingers crossed for DREAM!!

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  1. Posted December 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    As a Pennsylvanian, I would like to apologize on the behalf of us all for the people that have been elected into offices recently. I apologize for Joe Pitts and Pat Toomey, the latter of who is all-together frightening to me. I also apologize for Tom Ridge from back in the Bush days. Since he is from my hometown, I feel like I should apologize for him especially. I swear we have decent people there, too.

    I try to vote for good candidates, but enough other Pennsylvanians don’t seem to agree with me on who the good candidates are. We’ll keep trying, though, I promise!

  2. Posted December 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Aretha! No! We love you too much!

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