Archive for May 17, 2009

So while the media keeps the focus on Carrie Prejean’s tits and continue attacks on Miss California’s opposition to Gay Marriage stuff like this is going on:

Riot police violently broke up several gay rights demonstrations in Moscow on Saturday, hauling away scores of protesters hours before the Russian capital hosted a major international pop music competition.

City officials had warned they would not tolerate marches or rallies supporting the rights of gays and lesbians. Activists had targeted Moscow, which was holding the finals of the Eurovision song contest on Saturday, to press their claims that Russia officially sanctions homophobia.

Police seized gay rights protesters as well as some members of religious and nationalist groups that staged counter-demonstrations.

Via Glenn who is sure that president Obama’s administration will get to objecting as soon as Axelrod disposes of other priories.

Armed Forces day at Ft. Devens

Posted: May 17, 2009 by datechguy in local stuff

Spent most of yesterday at Ft. Devens for the first Armed forces day celebration there in the last 10 years. Since large chunks of the original post became a civilian community called Devens people forget that there is still a post there where you will find 1000 troops or more training and on duty on any given day.

There were 4 bands ranging from country to rock. Beverages provided by the Wachusett Brewery Company’s portable truck and Texas Road House doing the ribs, burgers etc. And a vast array of interesting stuff from Military Dog Demonstrations, WWII weapons, a chance to Dunk the CO at the Dunk tank and hardware and people from all services from the Coast Guard to the Marines.

A very good time was had by all local stories on the event are here and here.