Right Wing Round-Up

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells The Daily Beast she has secured the commitment of Senate Armed Services Committee to hold hearings on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” this fall.
  • Box Turtle Bulletin: An estimated 10,000 people turned out to celebrate Charlotte Pride yesterday, while an anti-gay protest organized by local evangelist Michael Brown and TheCall’s Lou Engle attracted about 500 participants. While the Charlotte Observer reports that the number of protesters this year was a significant over previous years, it appears to have fallen short of the thousand that the organizers had hoped for … Charlotte police report no problems and no arrests.
  • Steve Benen notes that the people at Fox News apparently do not take criticism or mockery particularly well.
  • Think Progress: Sen. Hutchison attacks Gov. Perry for turning down stimulus funds that she voted against.
  • I feel like I say this just about every day, but Glenn Beck gets more ridiculous by the day.
  • Finally, in today’s Birther news: Joe.My.God points out that the woman who hijacked Rep. Mike Castle’s town hall meeting is known around Delaware as “Crazy Eileen” and posts audio in which she claims to have talked to an angel who came down in human form; even Ann Coulter says that the Birthers are crazy; Greg Sargent reports that Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii is going to put GOP members on the record by introducing a resolution on the House floor commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood which describes the state as Barack Obama’s birthplace; and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs concisely explained why this issue won’t go away: “Because for $15, you can get an Internet address and say whatever you want.”