Golden Oldies open thread, December 23rd

December 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm 18 comments

An original version of this post was published on Sunday, December 19th, 2010. We’ll be having an open thread every night of the week leading up to Christmas for submissions on your favorite pieces of the year.

By Adam Bink

Over at my home blog,, we on the management team like to take the holidays off to rest, recharge, etc. While folks are often driven to write anyway because of current events or inspiration, what we do to keep things lively is feature past pieces that our readers particularly like. We call them “Golden Oldies”.

My tenure running the shop here ends on Christmas, as I plan to recharge as well (and travel), although I may continue at some point in the future. In the meantime, I decided to bring the same idea to P8TT. For the upcoming holiday season between Christmas and New Year’s, I’ll be re-posting some of the more interesting/provocative/brilliant front page pieces from P8TT’s history. The reason is because not everyone has a chance to read every piece throughout the year. As many of you know, if you Google “Prop 8 Trial”, it takes you here, and many folks who came here because they did that during the 9th Circuit hearing, or simply because they just heard about the blog, haven’t had a chance to read some of the better, more insightful pieces from the blog’s history.

So, we’d like to open up the floor to you to recommend your favorite stuff. It could be live-blogging from the Judge Walker’s district courthouse. It could be NOM tour posts, whether the national tour or the California tour. It could be a commentary piece you find particularly insightful that I did, or Eden, Julia, Rob, Jeremy Hooper, Karen Ocamb, Arisha, Rick, or someone else. Just leave a URL in the comments and we’ll pick the best suggestions. And of course, the management has ideas of our own.

To help you find the URLs, I recommend using the Categories “tags” on the right side of the page you’re currently viewing (they say Community/Meta, DADT Trial… NOM Tour Tracker… etc.). And if you want to go back to find earlier posts beyond the page you’re viewing, scroll down to the bottom and hit the “Older Posts” button. You can keep doing that to scroll back and back. Or, you could just use Google, and I recommend inserting the words “Prop 8 Trial Tracker” in your query along with whatever terms you remember, such as the author or topic. If you simply can’t find it, try asking your fellow P8TTers to help in the comments. And if you like someone’s nomination, be sure to leave a comment “second!” or “third!” or whatnot so we know what the good stuff is. An example is here.

I’ll be asking you as an open thread each night throughout the week leading up to Christmas.

So, what are your favorites?

Entry filed under: Community/Meta.

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathleen  |  December 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    • 2. Ann S.  |  December 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm


  • 3. Richard A. Jernigan  |  December 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    How about when NOM came to Raleigh, NC?

  • 4. Rhie  |  December 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm


  • 5. Lesbians Love Boies  |  December 24, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Merry EVE

    • 6. Ronnie  |  December 24, 2010 at 7:01 am

      Sweet…I was just going to post this….you beat me to it LLB….<3…Ronnie

  • 7. Sagesse  |  December 24, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Part of the joy of this group is the ‘stream of consciousness’ flow of the conversation. Makes it hard to pick a particular post…

    • 8. Kathleen  |  December 24, 2010 at 8:28 am

      It’s more the comments that make this blog, rather than the blog posts themselves.

  • 9. Ray in MA  |  December 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Our Gay Santa Claus … he lives in Philadelphia:

    Happy Holidays to All!

  • 10. Ray in MA  |  December 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Are we trying to “change the definition” of Christmas?

    (No, we just want to be a part of the world, too!)

  • 11. Ed  |  December 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

    VP Biden finally says what we all know, and what Maggie fears…..

    PS. fast forward to about the 5.40 minute mark.


  • 12. Richard A. Jernigan  |  December 24, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I would like to see this in a post of its own. In fact, once I have some peace and quiet here at the house, I will watch it and see what I can come up with. Thanks, Ed!

  • 13. Ronnie  |  December 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Posted on December 24, 2010
    Miracle on 22nd Street
    By Editors

    “Is Santa Claus a gay couple in Chelsea? That’s what kids in New York City seem to think. Click below to watch a New York Times report on a gay couple who, for some unknown reason, is suddenly flooded with Santa Claus’s mail.”

    (me) My high school has a club called SHARE that I was a member of Every year we would pick a letter to Santa from this group of after school program kids that the teacher who started the SHARE program in my school is affiliated with….although not exactly the same as what this couple is doing for these kids….It was so heartwarming & fulfilling to see these kids receive something they asked Santa for….One year the kid I picked out of the bag wanted this hard to find Pikachu (Pokemon)…I went to 20 different toy stores to find it….The joy on his face when he opened it was well worth all the hassle…..<3…Ronnie

    • 14. Lesbians Love Boies  |  December 24, 2010 at 10:57 am

      I love those two guys! Thanks Ronnie! They are my heroes today.

  • 15. Happy holidays, P8TTers! « Prop 8 Trial Tracker  |  December 24, 2010 at 11:01 am

    […] If something comes up and I am inspired to write, I will, but we’ll have having Golden Oldies here for the next week or so. Of course, feel free to comment on their content, or on whatever else […]

  • 16. Ray ban Sungalsses  |  March 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    For parents who are hands on with decorating their childrens room, choosing the right bedding design is a must. After selecting the right bed for that soon to be playful and sporty kid, it is time now to purchase bedding that matches the theme of the room and kind of bed. Although the other factors can be hard to consider, bedding with a baseball theme is quite easy. In general, kids bedding is available in different colors, sizes and patterns that can fit interests of anyone. You can find NFL bedding if you shop online. Some may offer discounts or promos for bulk orders. It doesnt actually stop in NFL bedding sets

  • 17. sharonk  |  April 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

    has any one right here tried using


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