Friday, November 14, 2008

Not In My Name

This shit is getting out of control

Letters containing a suspicious white powder were sent Thursday to Mormon temples in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that were the sites of protests against the church's support of California's gay marriage ban.
While I can't possibly imagine these protesters being so far gone in their stupidity to threaten peoples' lives by actually sending anthrax to these churches, the intimidation and scare tactics so obviously implied in this act soar well beyond the pale.

This idiocy should shame anyone and everyone, past and present, who has ever fought for social equality.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Elton's Gonna' Have To Turn In His Card

Elton John, who famously portrayed the Don of the Gay Mafia on Will & Grace, may be getting his knees capped.  At the very least, the gay establishment will most assuredly ask him to turn in his homo-membership club card and forego any future "Dildo of the Month" benefits.

"I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership," John says. "The word 'marriage,' I think, puts a lot of people off.
Tsk, tsk, John.  Don't you know that equal rights are only equal if they semantical terminology that accompanies them are the same as well?  It's impossible to be happy unless you're "married".

Just ask Britney.

ETA:  Okay.  So, I first came across this little blurb over on Joe.My.God's site (I just felt dirty admitting that).  I thought it was it interesting that he had posted it, so I went back (still feel dirty) just to see what his readers felt about one of their own going against the grain.  Seems as though the most parroted line in the comments is that "separate but equal is not equal."

It's funny that this is the same crowd that wholly endorse things like hate crimes legislations and special schools for LGBT kids, etc.  How is it that we are to expect equality across the board from our government when our "leadership" so willingly and easily segregates the community on their own?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Faux Outrage, Take #37,551

The Left is once again all in a tizzy over Michigan resident Shirley Nagel not handing out treats to kids (and their parents) who support Obama.  Now granted, the woman is acting like an overzealous nutjob.  A.) These kids can't vote, and B.) their parents have made up their mind already anyway.  Denying them candy certainly isn't going to help get McCain elected.

What's worse though?  A random douchebag refusing to hand out candy to The Messiah's apostles or a talk radio host calling for the death of Joe the Plumber?  (Audio at the link.)

You can guess which story is being covered more.

Keep in mind that Don Imus was fired for his "nappy" comment last year.  What are the odds that this "Karel" guy, who's openly gay, faces any repercussions for his words?  Also keep in mind that, were the roles reversed and Joe called for the death of a gay guy, that's hate speech.

But this fag doesn't hate Joe the Plumber.  He just wants him dead.

UPDATE:  Well color me shocked.  Looks like Karel was fired!  Of course, he apologized for the statements that were caught on tape, right?  Well... not so much.
"Weekends are cheap and they were using a cheap engineer for my show," he said. "My show shouldn't have had an inexperienced engineer for my show, which is done remotely, and in which the host doesn't have an on/off switch on his mic. They put an inexperienced driver in the seat and the show crashed."
Right.  The fact that the vehicle he was driving was running on a tank of fumes that had just ignited I'm sure had nothing to do with it.  

... Accountability, where arts thou?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chilling Stuff

I've never been one to feel the need to exercise my right to bear arms, but after seeing this man get arrested for wearing a McCain/Palin shirt at an Obama victory rally in Philadelphia after the election...  Well, it gives me pause.

This was posted by Ace yesterday (hey, no need in changing my MO of "day late, dollar short" now) but his commenters make some good points.  It's a YouTube video, so we really have no way of knowing if something more serious actually prompted the arrest.  And also judging from the (we'll call it) zeal of the surrounding crowd, the officers involved were more likely just trying to avoid almost assured violence had the guy stuck around and opted for the easy (albeit less constitutional) route of just getting him the hell out of the situation.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Obama Aftermath

Pretty shocking report from The Onion.

If California Won't Do It...

Proposition 8, the Californian ban on gay marriage, passed last night 52% to 48%.

A slim margin, no doubt.  But in a state where the Dems came out en masse for Obama (67% versus McCain's 33%), one has to wonder just how "embracing" those in the Democratic party really are when it comes to gay issues.  If ever there was an argument to be made that the left has no right in claiming gays for their own (and vice versa), last night was it.

But what's even more disturbing is looking at the exit polling to see who actually voted for the ban.

A pretty overwhelming percentage of other minority groups voted in favor of banning gay marriage.  Gay rights activists need to take a long and serious look at our community's standing in relation to the rest of the population.

If any amount of long-term, permanent advancement of gay rights is to be achieved, we need to spend more time changing minds instead of hunting down lawyers and camping out in front of court houses with home made signs.

If one of the most liberal states in the union doesn't see it....

A Letter To The President Elect

Senator Obama, 

First off all, congratulations.  History was made yesterday when you were elected the first African-American president of the United States.  Regardless of the ethics of "how", you ran a brilliant campaign.  Politics is a game - more often than not, a downright dirty one - but one that must be played nonetheless.

That having been said, I did not vote for you.  You are my president and as such, I hope you govern this nation wisely and prudently over the next four years.  I hope you are able to repair the political rift in this country.  I hope that you keep me, my family, and my friends safe.  I hope that in 2012, this nation is even better than it is today.

I felt John McCain, while obviously flawed, was the better choice.  You have some work to do to gain my trust.  A lot of work.  The political climate in this country has been rancid over the past 8 years and I will do my level best to abstain from falling into the swarm of negativity and vitriol that has surrounded the Bush White House.

I am counting on the media to give you a constant pass during your tenure on Pennsylvania Avenue.  I will not.  Others will not.  Not much is known of the specifics of your intended policies.  We will all be watching.

I am giving you the benefit of the doubt.  I have no choice but to hope that your rhetoric of "hope and change" was not as empty as I still feel it was.  As a citizen of this country, I cannot and will not hope for a failed Obama presidency, as much as that would benefit my party.  You have raised expectations to an extremely high level.

Do not let us down.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Do You Like Scary Movies?

I stole this from Ace who stole it from HotAir, but it's not like posting one's favorite scary movies on Halloween is all that original of an idea.  A lot of these are your typical staples for the genre, but hey... I just admitted to being entirely unoriginal.

The Exorcist - Decided to rent it and watch it alone at 3am when I was 17 or 18.  No movie had scared me as much before, and no movie has since.  The spider-walk down the steps gives me chills just thinking about it.

Jaws - One of those perfect instances of the musical score being able to totally enhance the desired response.  We don't see the shark for the first 3/4 of the film and yet that's the scariest part.

The Blair Witch Project - I know, I know.  99% of the population thought it was retarded.  It made me sleep with the lights on (I was house-sitting at the time).  I think the effectiveness of this film depended on who and where you were watching it.  One smart-ass kid in the theater could easily take you out of it.  The audience I saw it with however was totally immersed.  You see very little, if anything, and my imagination just got the best of me.  Only good for one viewing, but it was worth it.

Pet Sematary - I won't go so far as to say the movie was actually better than the book, but it did it's job.  Next to Damien, indian-graveyarded Gage is one of Hollywood's creepier kids.

Communion - Not really a well known film, but there's one scene in it that gives me chills.  I've only ever seen it once, but it has stayed with me.  What scarred me for life was the first 50 seconds below:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Be Gay Today

This guy's got some pretty funny shit on YouTube.  This video is actually what converted me to my current sexual status.

What can I say...?  I love red kidney beans.

28 Years In The Making

Phillies are World Champions!!

Go out there and party like it's 1980....

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