The eclectic purple shoes news open thread

It’s an open thread. What stories have you been following today? Here are a few headlines I’ve shared over social networks…

“I think people misunderstand the meaning of the word corrupt, and obviously CNN does. Corrupt or corrupted or failure — it’s no different than a disc drive giving you some bits that are wrong,” Issa said.

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There’s no special reason for the photo other than what I said on Facebook and Twitter:

Not exactly a bucket list item, but I’ve always wanted to have a pair of purple shoes. These are Easy Spirit Okras; they arrived today. With my neuropathy it’s hard to find any good shoes, let alone neat purple ones. I may not be able to wear sexy shoes anymore, so I have to go with eclectic :)

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I have a couple of patterned dresses with purple in them, so when I return to work part-time next week I will be stylin’ (in comfort, of course). I still can’t wear regular pants or jeans; my post-surgery abdomen doesn’t like them, so it will be mostly dresses, tunics and leggings for me for a while.

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Video: There’s that purple tie we were looking for…

Ways it could get better over night:

- Presidential support for full, unqualified marriage equality.

- The administration following Ted Olson’s advice on DADT repeal/appeal: “It would be appropriate for them to say ‘the law has been deemed unconstitutional, we are not going to seek further review of that.’

- Making ENDA a priority.

- Subjectively standing opposed to faith-based discrimination when it stymies LGBT people’s civil rights, and not acting as if these conversations are two-sided, equally-footed, doubly-merited “agree to disagree” scenarios.

- Letting gay people borrow Air Force One for our honeymoons.

Okay, okay — we’ll settle for four of the five. Someone other than Olson can provide the DADT advice, if that’s the presidential prerogative.

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*One cool aside: “It Gets Better” brainchild Dan Savage gets a nod in the video tags:

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There’s power in these here Internets.




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