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We're All Part of the Chorus in That Line Now!

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

See A Chorus Line if you can on it's U.S. tour and remind yourself that dreams don't really change, that everyone has their own baggage but each one wants the same thing, a chance, a shot.

BP Not the Only Villains Here, We're The Addicts, After All

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The crimes and oversights behind the Gulf spill will be discussed, committeed and prosecuted to the nth degree. But the real responsibility is ours. And we need to own it.

Oil And Water, Unlike Corporations and Government, Don't Mix

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The Gulf can't wait for BP any longer. We, the People, can't wait for BP. BP should be shut down, seized, it's assets used in perpetuity for the damage that will continue to pour in for years to come.

Fogerty Honored: The Business Of Pop Music at the BMI Awards VIDEO

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Tuesday found BMI honoring John Fogerty for his longstanding contributions to music as an Icon and writers new and old at the BMI 2010 Pop Music Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Stop The Insanity Coverage

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

I wish the media, my liberal friends on radio, and every other thinking person would stop listening to the fringe, radical elements attending "tea parties" or even CPAC Conferences.

In Reality, Purple Is The Color of Success

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

In the five years since Fantasia, Fields and others under Oprah's umbrella and Griffin's direction took Broadway by storm, "The Color Purple" has only matured and ripened.

Short and Sweet, Money is Obama's Priority

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The Obama administration, the House, and the Senate have remained silent, sitting on the sidelines as tax paying Americans must struggle and fight for equality in the courts.

Pro Prop. 8 Attorney Cooper: You Can't Destroy Bigotry By Erasing Tapes

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The lead defense attorney in the Prop 8 case has asked the judge in the case to destroy the video tapes of the proceedings so far.

A Christian Conservative That Cared

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

His name was William Wilberforce. He's proof an evangelical Christian conservative can be a good person.

A City and Nation of Bystanders

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

How could any American, any human, stand by as another is brutally raped? How could other Americans join in, jeer, take photos and videos with their c...

Thanksgiving On The Island Of Misfit Toys

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

Holidays are for families. I am so proud to be a member of a community that acknowledges that by creating families from the most unlikely of people in the most unusual of ways.

My Dad Tried to Right a Wrong, Now He's Behind Bars Unjustly

Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victoria Fine

My father is 69 years old and is known for his dapper bow ties and for seeing the world in strict terms of right and wrong. And since March, he has been taken a political prisoner of the L.A. County Jail System.

After the Marches and Speeches, Things Worse or the Same

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

President Obama's speech to the Human Rights Campaign was inspirational, stirring, and, like most performances not backed up by any action, meant nothing.

It's Only an Act of Terror If it Terrorizes

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Last weekend America had the chance to be in the driver's seat, in a position of power. Instead, American media, and officials, chose the victim route focusing on our vulnerability rather than our resilience.

It's Not Maine, It's the Process

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The fact is, no civil right should be left up to the masses. Our founders were very clear about equality in the Constitution.

Grammy Goes Pop And Never Comes Back

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Grammy has always walked a tightrope between what is commercial and what is artistically satisfying, but the 2010 nominees show that commercialism and corporatism have a strong hold on the awards.

Why Is Obama Firing Dan Choi?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Dan Choi's poignant point fell on deaf ears at his hearing and while he is still an active soldier, he has been recommended for discharge under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, something the Commander in Chief could halt.

Yes, Scots, That's Outrageous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

There's a wacked out reward system going on in world culture these days

One Smart Blonde

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

As in true Hollywood fashion, Elle gets her man (the right one) and happy endings are doled out all around to the deserving, the audience stands and cheers and the curtain falls.

Freedom Without Equality Is Just a Medal

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Let's hope Barack does more than award Harvey Milk: Let's hope he takes the spirit and lessons Milk taught and actually begins changing things for members of his country still oppressed by institutionalized bigotry and religious dogma.

Who Are the Real Small Business Advocates in America?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL is the only national small business group that does not take money from Fortune 500 firms or big businesses. We only fight for small businesses.

The Man Goes Through the Mirror

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

He died trying. He kept going. He gathered up his "mess" and always kept it moving forward.

A Clunky Way to Spend Billions

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent Cash for Clunker legislation passed by Congress as part of the $106 billion war funding bill is a complete and total waste of a billion dollars short term, four billion long term.

Two Parties No Party for America

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our leaders have all morphed in to one large, non-identified, political animal that proports to stand for something but has ended up standing for very little at all.

Marine's Deaths Focus Pentagon and Civilians on Motorcycle Safety

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles Karel Bouley

As America retools and rethinks the way we move about, motorcycles have got to be part of the national solution.