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Lisa Derrick

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Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.
 
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About Me:
Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

Melissa Etheridge Speaks About Rick Warren at Muslim Event

By: Sunday December 21, 2008 3:18 pm

Singer Melissa Etheridge, an outspoken supporter of gay rights–who is now unable to marry her girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels because of the passage of California’s Proposition 8–discusses her feelings on Rick Warren and the evangelical community backstage at Muslim Public Affairs Council’s annual dinner last night. Etheridge also spoke a length with Pastor Rick Warren [...]

“He Was Frightened”–Details in Rove’s IT Guru Connell’s Death Emerge

By: Sunday December 21, 2008 7:19 am

Mike Connell, the GOP’s go-to computer guy who died in a solo plane crash late Friday night had had allegedly been threatened with federal prosecution by Karl Rove. In email to Attorney General Mukasey posted on BRAD Blog attorney Cliff Arnebeck, who brought the Ohio vote-tampering suit, wrote: We have been confidentially informed by a [...]

Bush Aide Pleads Guilty: Promoted Republican-Style Democracy for Cuba

By: Saturday December 20, 2008 5:46 pm

While working for three years at as chief of staff of the Center for a Free Cuba, a U.S. government-funded center that promotes democracy in Cuba, Felipe Sixto made more than $579,000 for himself by overcharging the group for radios and flashlights. Then in July 2007 Sixto got a job in Bush’s White House Office [...]

Plane Crash Kills Rove IT Guy, Testified in OH Voter Fraud Case, Key in White House Email Scandal

By: Saturday December 20, 2008 9:47 am

Mike Connell, Karl Rove’s IT guru–who was compelled six weeks ago to testify  in an Ohio vote-tampering case–was killed late Friday night in a solo plane crash. His plane crashed into the garage of an empty house.   Per Cybrinth CEO Stephen Spoonamore, Connell was also considered "vital to uncovering the truth" about the missing White [...]

No Strollers, No Chairs, No Umbrellas: Inaug Security Tightens

By: Saturday December 20, 2008 2:53 am

Wow, first Rick Warren, and now no strollers, folding chairs, umbrellas, or backpacks, and no public restrooms at Metro stations: The Inaug is shaping up to be um…challenging. Some seniors are backing out because they won’t be able to use folding chairs along the parade route and are worried about navigating the event in general [...]

Jerry Brown to Supreme Court: Void Prop. 8

By: Friday December 19, 2008 5:59 pm

California Attorney General Jerry Brown has reversed his earlier opinion and urged the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8. Brown filed a brief today saying Proposiiton 8 is unconstitutional because it deprives gay couples of a fundamental right. Intiially after Prop 8 passed, Brown said in his role as attorney general he would fight [...]

Palin as Calendar Girl

By: Friday December 19, 2008 9:20 am

We may not have to endure four years of Palin as VP, but neocons will certainly enjoy thirteen months of Gov GILF with this charming gift designed by Palin’s former Wasilla deputy mayor, Judy Patrick, and marketed by her company Judy Patrick Photography.   The conservative magazine Human Events which is shilling the calendar hypes [...]

Oprah Shopping for DC Home?

By: Friday December 19, 2008 8:30 am

The President-elect’s super-fan Oprah Winfrey is reportedly house hunting in Washington DC for a home mansion so she can be closer to her new BFFs, the Obama family. According to Page  Six she’s inquired about a nine-bedroom, $50 million dollar Georgetown pied-a-terre, though the media queen hasn’t actually seen it in person. Maybe I am [...]

Vatican: Decriminalizing Gays is OK–Just Not the UN’s Way

By: Friday December 19, 2008 7:32 am

Holy George Ringo! Despite their retro-robes and goofy hats, is Holy See more progressive America when it comes to gay rights? Today the Vatican–and that means Pope Benny 16 who talks directly to God and–like, gets answers–urged countries around the world to decriminalize homosexuality, while the United States still hasn’t weighed in: The Holy See [...]

US Didn’t Sign UN Statement to Decriminalize Homosexuality

By: Friday December 19, 2008 6:22 am

Yesterday a coalition of countries called on the United Nations to urge the UN members to globally decriminalize homosexuality. Of the 192 members countries, sixty-six were signatories. Noticeably absent among Western nations: the United States. WTF?! Where is America’s fierce moral leadership? Isn’t that the reason we went to war in Afganistan and Iraq–to right [...]

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