“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall” ~USA President Barack Hussein Obama, 2nd Inaugural Address, 21 January 2013
All Five Bisexual US State and National Office-Seekers Win In 2012 Elections
Election night 2012 was a happy occasion for the Bisexual Community in the United States as all five openly bisexual candidates on the national and state ballots swept to victory.
Leading the charge was Arizona Congresswoman-elect Kyrsten Sinema When she takes her seat in January 2013 she will become the first openly bisexual member of the US Congress. Also re-elected were all four out Bisexual state officials including: State Senator Angie Buhl (D-SD); Secretary of State Kate Brown (D-OR); State Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner (D-NY); and State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-WI).
“It is important that there are so many openly bisexual persons in positions of leadership on this level,” said American Institute of Bisexuality’s Denise Penn. “By being open, these elected officials provide positive role models for our youth and help educate the general public.” (via Bi Magazine)
The post-election issue of Newsweek hits newsstands and tablets (iPad, Kindle, Nook) tomorrow morning. On it, a very Napoleonic-looking Barack Obama stands triumphantly with sabre under the cover line, “The Obama Conquest.”
“Give me generals who know something about tactics and strategy,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “but best of all give me generals who are lucky.”
Great Cover but the copy-editor seems to not know history (or Art) very well and has strangely misidentified who the Obama portrait was actually based on. It’s more likely the artist was either going for George Washington OR possibly Haiti’s Toussaint L’Ouverture, decedent of a famous ruling warrior family from Dahomey(who actually DEFEATED Napoleon).
Rachel Maddow explains the 2012 election and its result
“Ohio really did go to President Obama last night. And he really did win. And he really was born in Hawaii. And he really is legitimately President of the United States. Again. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math. And climate change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a thing. And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody’s taking away anyone’s guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And UN election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services industry in this country are not the same thing as Communism.” —Rachel Maddow