What’s Shakin’ – ‘Our Time in Eden’ at EVO Lounge, voter turnout still weak

Our Time in Eden

It's Ava and Eve, not Adam and Eve.

1. Say “Garden of Eden” and most people will conjure an image of a naked (white) man and woman frolicking in a surprisingly well-tended arboretum,  but the people at Ultraviolet Productions envision an Eden where the strict binary of Adam and Eve is smeared across a blazing tableau of gender, sexuality and race. “Our Time in Eden,” a variety/drag show exploring what paradise means in a world free of labels, struts the stage tonight at 8 pm at EVO Lounge, 2707 Milam.  For a $5 cover you can check out the best drag kings, queens and gender performance artists Houston has to offer.

2. Early voting in Harris County continues through Nov 3 at all early voting locations. Voter turnout continues to be low. On Tuesday, 2,599 people voted in person, versus 4,206 who voted on the second day of early voting during the last municipal election in 2009.  Overall, there’s been a 24% decrease in voter turnout from 2009.  The upshot of which is that each vote is 24% more powerful. So grab three friends and get to the polls, together the four of you almost get an extra vote.

3. Rev. Pat “God-sends-hurricanes-to-punish-gay-people” Robinson, founder of the Christian Coalition and former Republican Presidential hopeful, warned his 700 Club audience that pushing the current crop of GOP frontrunners too far to the extreme right will hurt their chances in the 2012 general election. When the man who said that the Haiti earthquake was caused because the nation made a pact with the devil thinks you’ve gotten too extreme that’s saying something!  Right Wing Watch has more.

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Audio: Yea, Tom? And seated-judge-as-political-pundit *is* a role the Framers envisioned?

You know what we consider to be an activist judicial act? When a partisan-elected judge from a whole other state (Alabama) goes on Iowa radio to chastise the unanimous panel of local Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of marriage equality, as well to persuade voters to send partisan “shockwaves across the nation” through a non-retention voted based on little-to-nothing more than unwarranted, unprovoked, largely GOP-led, largely faith-based hostility towards gay people’s Tom-Parkercivil rights.

Or in shorter terms: Exactly what Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (pic.) did in this recent Iowa talk radio appearance:



*SOURCE: Judge Tom PArker [WHO radio]

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***MORE: The head of this so-called “Iowa For Mob Rule” “Iowa For Freedom” campaign, Bob Vander Plaats, once again undermining the independent judiciary’s role:




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—  John Wright