Kelly Canfield


Claiming a Capitol in “The New Holy War”

By: Monday March 11, 2013 7:00 pm

As of today, I paint this Capitol Rainbow, and plant our fabulous and proud color stamp on it, for everyone and every day we were there during Amendment 2, during Matthew Shepard, during Amendment 43, all the days in between and to this day and every day forward on the march to full equality.

Civil Unions are not enough, but reversing the original Ground Zero for Equality is enough to plant this flag, and make this claim:

The days of covering bigotry in alleged holiness are over. This Capitol Is Ours TOO!

Existential Question for Conservatives: Why Not Own the Sequester?

By: Tuesday February 26, 2013 6:22 pm

Question to Conservatives: If “government spending is the problem” shouldn’t conservatives loudly crow and simultaneously own the looming sequester, which cuts spending?

Late Night: Debussy – “The Beauty of a Work of Art Cannot Exist Without Mystery”

By: Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00 pm

One hundred years ago this month, Claude Debussy wrote an article for Etude Magazine titled “Musical Taste in Modern Times”.

“The sense for the mysterious is gradually disappearing in these days in consequence of the irrepressible desire to prove everything, to explain everything; yet there is something which will always remain mysterious—and that is Taste. Be it understood that here “taste” is used only in its application to music—a subject already difficult enough, for the question of taste enters into close contact with innumerable feelings and nuances in feelings which are one with, and inseparable from, the word ‘Taste.’ …”

Hategroup on Facebook: “I Kill Gays For Fun”

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 6:48 am

A little reminder for people who call gay equality rights “a pet issue.”

Late Night FDL: Happy PI Day!

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:00 pm

It’s 3.14 today. You know, π. So here’s some π domino thingies to start, and this video is clever as it takes 3:14 exactly!

Late Night FDL: Lunch for the Princes of the Potomac Pays Profits to Peers of the Realm

By: Saturday March 10, 2012 8:00 pm

On an idle whim, wondering what the Pampered Princes of the Potomac, otherwise known as US Senators, were having for lunch in their exclusive dining room, I looked up the menu.

It’s easy to imagine the setting, clubby with attentive staff, and a table of the ultra-privileged starting off with some lovely Seared Sea Scallops over Broccoli Rabe, with Truffle Butter – $12.00.

FDL Membership: Finding an Activist Home

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 8:00 am

You know that feeling, when you arrive somewhere you’ve wanted to be? That satisfaction? The ahhh of having arrived? That’s how I felt about FDL when I finally started commenting here after lurking through just about all of 2007 and parts of 2008.

And right in January and February after the Inauguration, allasudden my trepidation was confirmed by Jane. So fact #1 – the news here at FDL and the reading of the tea leaves? Irreplaceable. I didn’t see that report elsewhere at the time. So I was hooked. Here.

Members make FDL itself happen, and FDL walks and chews gum and supports Occupy all at the same time. So what I’m asking you to do right now, is support FDL itself. To get your news, your tea-leaves, your inspiration, your invitation to activism.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday February 4, 2012 5:00 am

I say let our imaginations as well as our fondnesses for some regular comfort food just step forth in the comments and set a Splendid Table. With all the creativity here at the Lake, with pure imagination with no ingredient constraints, along with what some may need to consider for dietary constrictions, or budgetary constriction too for that matter, I’m completely convinced that we’ll end up with a fabulous spread.

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