Thoughts on Life, Love, Politics, Hypocrisy and Coming Out in Mid-Life
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Media Overkill and Short Shrift on Real Issues
Race is like pornography in the United States — the dirty stories and dirty pictures that everyone professes to hate but no one can resist. But I suspect that even porn addicts get their fill sometimes.
The challenge for the working press right now is to see if we can force ourselves past the overwhelming temptations of Wright and race and focus in a sustained way on some other important matters, like the cratering economy, metastasizing energy costs, the dismal state of public education, the nation’s crumbling infrastructure or the damage being done to the American soul by the endless war in Iraq.
Christianist Lies About ENDA
Friday, May 02, 2008
The Media's Role in Divisive Politics
APA "Ex-gay" Symposium Canceled
Warren Throckmorton, a counselor known for helping patients in efforts to alter homosexual behavior, was slated to speak at the event. The Grove City, Pa.,-based counselor said he was disappointed that the forum was no longer scheduled.
Conservatives Urge Congress To Maintain Gays In Military Ban
After Scandal, Students are Leaving Oral Roberts University
Ex-Iraq Commander: Bush Administration Guilty of Goss Incompetence
Exerpts from the book can be found at Time.com. Naturally, Rumsfeld who was one of the master minds of the disaster tried to claim ignorance as shown by this statement:
"Mr. Secretary, when V Corps ramped up for the war, our entire focus was at the tactical level. The staff had neither the experience nor training to operate at the strategic level, much less as a joint/combined headquarters. All of CFLCC's generals, whom we called the Dream Team, left the country in a mass exodus. The transfer of authority was totally inadequate, because CENTCOM's focus was only on departing the theater and handing off the mission. There was no focus on postconflict operations. None! In their minds, the war was over and they were leaving. Everybody was executing these orders, and the services knew all about it." Starting to get a little worked up, I paused a moment, and then looked Rumsfeld straight in the eye. "Sir, I cannot believe that you didn't know I was being left in charge in Iraq."
One can only hope that some day Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the others that lead the USA into this venture based on lies and false propaganda will be held accountable for the death and destruction that they have wrought on others.
Appalachian Trail - Update 5/2/08
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Sydney's Lord Mayor Says Jesus Wouldn't Approve of Cardinal Pell
What is interesting is that Moore herself is Catholic.
Former DNC Head Switches from Clinton to Obama
We need to be talking about fixing the economy, not whose acquaintances once said what to whom. We need to be talking about stopping the attacks in Iraq, not stopping the attacks in Indiana. We need to be talking about policy, not politics.
North Carolina Attorney General Investigating Robo-calls to Black Voters
On Wednesday, Cooper and his consumer protection team demanded that the organization Women’s Voices Women Vote stop breaking state law with prerecorded calls to North Carolina residents. The organization said Wednesday the calls would stop. The robo-calls told residents that they would be receiving a voter registration form in the mail that they needed to sign. But the deadline to register by mail has passed, and some call recipients already were registered, causing confusion. “Regardless of the motivation, the robo-calls violated the law and they needed to stop,” Cooper said.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Hillary's Serious Gay Problem (Updated)
My Standards on "Outing"
Possible Clinton Ties to North Carolina "Ro-bo Calls" Targeting Blacks
The Christian Taliban
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Australia Readying Matching Rights for Gay Couples
The measures do not amount to gay marriage; they afford gay couples the same treatment as heterosexual de facto couples in areas such as tax, superannuation sharing and social security. The issue came to a head last year when the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission found discrimination existed in 58 areas of financial and work-related laws.
Principal Outs Gay Student Couple
“The principal’s outing of these two students to their families, classmates, and teachers is unacceptable. Its only purpose was to intimidate not only these students but all gay students at Hollis Price,” said Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director at the ACLU of Tennessee. “Educators should be focused on educating their students and not on harassing them because of their sexual orientation or the people with whom they associate.”
Gene Robinson: 'It is a sin to treat me this way'
What if this priest was a teacher, the lawyer asked, and sexually assaulted a student and bit the student's penis? "That would be sufficient cause [for suspension], I'm sure, in many bishops' minds," Egan responded. Would it be sufficient cause in your mind? "I would have to know all of the details," Egan replied. "The suggestion is so strange I would want to know more about it."
Hillary Clinton's Silence Condones Gay Bashing
After touring a bio-manufacturing training center, Gov. Easley, First Lady of North Carolina Mary Easley and Clinton held a ceremony at NC State University. The Governor formally expressed his support saying that there was "nothing I love more than a strong powerful woman." Easley concluded his remarks saying Clinton -- "makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy".
Easley is a meaningful ally in the culture war she's waging against Senator Barack Obama, as she seeks to cast him as a hopelessly unelectable liberal elitist...
Tornado Strikes Nearby
Monday, April 28, 2008
Russian Gays to Stage ‘Day of Silence’
ST. PETERSBURG, April 26,2007 – Gay men and women in St. Petersburg will be marking the first-ever Russian Day of Silence on Saturday May 3 with a rally on Malaya Konyushennaya Street. Participants at the rally, which is sub-titled “Sometimes to be heard you have to be silent” will have their mouths taped as they hand-out flyers and other promotional material to passers-by without comment, a spokesperson for the organisers said.
The Day of Silence in Russia is an action targeted at the general population and intended to draw people’s attention to the problems of silencing hate crimes, discrimination, and intolerance. “It is an opportunity to demonstrate that these problems concern not "other" people somewhere else, but us directly – our families, our loved ones, our friends,” the spokesperson said.
“These issues are no less relevant to modern Russia than they are to the Western nations. In recent years, the number of hate crimes based on ethnicity or religion has been growing. Next month’s Russian Day of Silence will be dedicated to the problems of discrimination and intolerance towards LGBT, as well as ethnic, religious, and other minorities.
Monday Male Beauty
How Democracy and Freedom Are Lost
Stop AFA's Attacks on Procter & Gamble
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