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Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Like This Guy - OBAMA

You know - most of the time no matter who the President of the United States is things don't improve that much. Granted it is easy to follow the economic ups and downs and see that it is up during a Democratic Presidency and down during a Republican presidency. It is public knowledge in multiple government reports, but is it really that big of a deal that George Bush Sr. had nearly 16% of the population qualified as in poverty by the end of his stint as our president and Bill Clinton got it back down to 12% during his stint only for George Bush Jr. to in just 4 years put it just under where his dad had dragged it down to? Not really - it happens every time and hasn't really changed so what will be the difference this time? Is Obama just another Democratic President? Will he simply improve the economy a bit and get us all back to that special place of not having to worry about a job? Perhaps, but I think he will do more than that. This man is real. What I mean by that is not that he will change anything tangible in his Presidential stint but that he will change something deep within us all. This guy cares about freedom. He doesn't agree with many of the immoral things out there in the world but he understands that for us to be free some of those things have to exist. This guy has his own mind and his own ideas and once he makes a decision that is it - no need for protest or vigils against Rick Warren - it is done. I have to give him kudos for that and I have to give him kudos for his choice as well. Obama is going through the process picking people here and there and part of his method is to include people from "across the aisle" in his process. So what does he do? He chooses Rick Warren - not a guy that everyone loves because of his stance on homosexuals and so on the surface people get upset. They don't look below the surface at who Rick Warren really is and all the positive that he has done in his life despite this blemish on who he is. I have to admit that I believe Rick Warren to be the type of person who can change and who works at it and I believe that is the reason Obama picked him. Who else does one pick but someone who believes in positive change both for others and within himself and who has some level of integrity within himself to go deeper and rethink his points of view and then go to the masses and present his new point of view in just the way that people from the far right can understand? I think it so unfortunate that we as homosexuals (yes I am one) tend to get angry and protest against people who are not inclusive of us without considering who those people are on a deeper level. First of all it makes us all complete hypocrits where we on the one hand talk about diversity, inclusiveness and equality and yet on the other we preach against others as if they have nothing to offer. It makes me remember the story of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) in the Christian Bible where the master gives his servants talents to have care over and then comes back to find that one of his servants has hidden the talent away out of fear and anger and not grown his talent like the others. The master takes away his talent and gives it to one of the servants who grew his talents. And the lesson is that if you cannot take care of and nurture what you have then why do you think God would give you more? hmmmm something to ponder. Why would God, the government, others who are against homosexual equality etc. take you seriously if you cannot even practice what you preach? This does not just apply to Rick Warren but think about it - we as homosexuals are all about hating Rick Warren and what he stands for and then totally ignoring the fact that Prince a man whom we have supported for over 30 years as our musical idol spoke against homosexuality and proposition 8 just a few months ago saying that homosexuals should not have equal rights. But will we be protesting him? I doubt it highly. And that is unfortunate because if all of the homosexuals in the world stopped supporting Prince because he wouldn't do the same for them then he would have about 3 fans left and maybe then he would see what homosexual equality has to offer with regards to his paycheck. So why are we as homosexuals having a problem with the Rick Warren choice or any other that Obama makes. Think about it people - this is the man who for the first time in American history made mention of gay people in his acceptance speech when he was voted in. You matter to this guy even if he is not able to do a damn thing about it. Even if he does nothing we have to know that this guy cares about all of us and that means something. George Bush only cares about himself, Dick Cheney even more about himself - these guys are hypocrits they pretend they are a part of a religion and break its teachings at every turn. Obama has promised that we all matter and then when he includes someone for just that reason those of us who haven't mattered up to this point cry and whine about it and try to pull him down like crabs in a bucket. We will look up one day and realize that we are all still in the same bucket if we don't stop pulling people around us back down. Let them move up and then hold them to the standard of "each one up bring one up". Perhaps if we have an open mind just like we've asked every Republican Conservative in America to do with us and our new President we will grow our talents and be given more. If freedom and equality is really what we as homosexuals care about for ourselves and this country then let us not prevent others from having it just because they are not interested in a Gay America. Because like Obama said... this is not a Black America, a White America, a Latino America this is the United States of America. And I say if you can't handle that then go to NY read the poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty and if it doesn't touch your heart there is likely a boat there that you can take out of this place.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

3 Killed in Black Friday Mayhem

Ok so one guy who was a temp worker at Walmart was trampled by 2000 shoppers in Long Island and another two were killed in a shooting at Toys R Us. WHAT THE FUCK PEOPLE!!!!! Think this through. The holiday season is comprised of multiple holidays but I beleive the only one where we give gifts that are not required to be handmade is Christmas. What is the deal people? Is it Christian to trample the hell out of people and shoot them to death? What would Jesus do? I'm thinking he wouldn't trample people to death for an Ipod or a Laptop or shoot someone to death in exchange for a Tickle Me Elmo doll. These people should be ashamed of themselves and both Walmart and the people on video trampling this man with no regard for his life should be prosecuted for murder. Obviously the shooting case will result in prosecution because it is clearly against the law to fire a weapon within city limits without a permit of some sort, but what the hell people!!!??!! You guys pitch little baby fits about calling the Holidays Christmas instead of the Holidays and you go on and on and on about how in your estimation the only reason we celebrate anything during this time of the year is because of Jesus and somehow you forget all of Jesus's teachings by literally and figuratively trampling on others. So now not only have you proven your complete disregard for others by ignoring the religions that came before yours during this Holiday season, but you have proven complete disregard for your own religion by trampling and shooting people to death. This is hand in hand with all of the other issues I have noticed coming from people like this. I mean these are the same people who yammer on and on about the sanctity of marriage and vote against people marrying someone of the same sex while cheating on their spouses, swinging, molesting children and/or letting their children get molested, treating people like crap, treating their children like crap etc. etc. They don't seem to see anything wrong with themselves breaking all the rules as long as no one else gets to. Is this what we would define as privilege? I believe it is. So what it comes down to is that these people vote and live to give privilege to themselves and take it away from others while criticizing others for wanting just a little taste of equality. Welcome to America the land of the not so free and the home of the chicken shit fear mongers who punish those who think for themselves and don't follow along with all the other sheep.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Are You White-Heterosexual-Male? If You Answered No to One Then Answer Yes to Obama

In email after email from my family and other McCain/Palin supporters they have mentioned Obama and alleged links to terrorists. Over and over again I have linked them proofs to the contrary about Obama being allegedly Socialist/Terrorist. In response I generally get the same thing which is that if he has these friends he has the potential to be just like they are/were at any point in time. But somehow the links that Palin and McCain have are not subject to the same questions and scrutiny. If potential intent and purposeful distancing from links to bad people is a part of the picture for Obama why is it not thesame for Mccain/Palin?

It seems when the exact same questions come up regarding Palin and McCain I am told by McCain/Palin supporters that intent is not the same as action. I hear all about the subject of intent basically saying that because Palin has not committed actual book burnings, or witch hunts that people are suspecting she would do or support, that it isn't valid to question it. It seems extremely hypocritical to me because they are basically saying that if Obama has potential ill intent and has never acted on it he's a terrorrist and could snap into terrorist mode at any minute, but Palin who though she has never pushed the issues directly, has been linked to many religious extremists and even takes part in a"spiritual warfare" program which has been known to support witch-hunting and other extreme activities and beliefs - should not be questioned because her intent or our guesses at her intent are all of a sudden not an issue.

Look people however much we want to pretend or ignore this fact because we are Christians ourselves - Christians have been linked to equally as much terrorism around the world throughout history as Islam has. (before bugging out look it up and see how many countries we Americans alone have hopped over to in order to bomb the shit out of some "heathen" country and look at what was said at that time in history by people on our side and you'll likely find a bunch of stuff about God's will) Our own American history within our own soil shows a lot of death and murder in the name of Christianity and manifest destiny of those who are Christian. It has crossed over our borders and been committed further by us and other countries as well in the name of Christianity and God's will. Yet because we are Christian we think it's God's will, but when we hear someone from Islam saying the same things all of a sudden it's terrorism.

The reason I bring this up is because Palin's links are not just to your average small town American Christian - they are instead links to what even many of those average Christians consider an extreme sect of Pentecostals. Does that worry me? Hell yes!!! Because I don't want my freedoms taken from me or someone else based on any religion as I believe my journey with God to be my own and that's it. I don't feel like me being governed by some Christian extremist version of Christianity is any different than women in Islamic countries allegedly being forced to wear burkhas and walk 10 steps behind men they were forced to marry, and then if they are raped on the way to the market or work get killed for associating with a man other than their husband.

Should I wonder whether good Christian people would do such violent and offensive things? Yes. For evidence please refer to the Salem witch hunts, where women who thought for themselves were burned at the stake for going against the orders of doctors, preachers or other men in power, or to our history with American Indians who were violently killed and victims of biological terrorism in the form of smallpox on blankets just for the acquisition of property and because they were not Christian and therefore because they were barbaric pagans they were expendable or non important as human beings. And when you're done with that take a look at slavery and after slavery the Jim Crow laws and the black codes that prevented freedom and condoned lynchings for another 100 years as we all pretended black people were really free even though they couldn't get a paycheck accept once a year (if they were lucky) and they couldn't go anywhere unless it had a sign on it that didn't say whites only.

Do I doubt that I could fall victim to this one day because I think for myself, am independent, don't choose or need a man to make me whole, don't use todays medicine and choose instead to use traditional medicine (the same natural medicine that was used by the women burned in Salem by the way), have friends who practice religions other than Christianity, have attended some of their services, have friends from Pakistan, India, China, Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Israel etc. No I don't doubt it. Only within the last few years have people of middle eastern descent and their friends been imprisoned without access to attourneys and habeas corpus and due process of the law while their homes and families were lost because they could no longer take care of them or work to pay for them. Only 60 or so years ago were Japanese people put into internment camps because they were suspect all of a sudden during WWII. Only about 80 or so years ago did Greek people have barely more rights than black people because legally they were not considered officially white at that time.

This history would not make me nervous what so ever if I was like some of you who fit every single category that has protected people in our country from murder, lynchings, unconstitutional means of punishment, torture, imprisonment and persecution for years (ie. white, heterosexual, Christian, believes in marriage etc.). Because I am different I risk being put through any sort of attrocity that someone who is linked to and has hired extreme Christians thinks up in their perfect little Christian heads. It is scary if you don't fit the mold and know America's history (even in the last decade) to imagine you could be next just like it is scary for you white, heterosexual Christians to look at the history of alleged terrorists or extremists linked to Obama and think we could be victim to whatever thing they think up. But apparently according to those McCain/Palin supporters who email me only Obamas potential intent matters and Palin's does not have any need to be questioned. And why is that?... I have one phrase for you - Christian vs. Muslim. hmmm it is clear that extremist Christians are ok in all of their minds, but for some reason we're supposed to be afraid of those who would challenge America on it's horrendous history or challenge Christians on their own terrorist natures. All I can think to do is to make an introduction... Pot meet Kettle you are both black as tar have fun looking at yourselves in the mirror.

It has been proven that neither of them (Obama/Palin) are guilty of anything but association with these extremists other than the fact that Palin has been caught on tape knodding in agreement with these extremists and both have hired them and Obama has written forwards in their books while Palin has worn their buttons in support of them when they traveled through town etc. (writing forwards in books of people whom you've never met is common practice by the way - I have many published friends who were hired or asked by Barnes and Noble and many other major companies to write forwards and endorsements in and about the books and people whom they have never met- It's kinda like endorsing a guy whose been in the military because you have been there too it's done all the time - or just because he was in the military even if you have never served)

And by the way the same rules go for McCain. I have lists and lists of things (like links to economic terrorists and convicted felons and drug addicted theives) that I have emailed his supporters in email responses. I have researched these things and even though McCain has been friends with these people to the point of using his government positions to do favors for them and making them the godparents of his children when he has been asked about them he has minimized his relationship with them and acted as if they were not close at all. If I was Duke Tully I would have been offended at McCain's comments after he was questioned about my mistakes because it was as if he cared nothing about the guy even though he made him the godparent of his kid at one point in time. So McCain is a guy who will omit someone from his life and pretend he is and was not close to them when the egg hits the pan and things get hot. To me it appears that either he was close friends with these people like has been proven or that he pretended to be friends with them as long as they were of use to him and then dropped them as soon as they became harmful to him or his image instead. Either way it is questionable whether he's just a liar (ie. his denial of close relationships with these people) or a user and a liar (because he pretended to be friends with them so he could benefit from) none of it is good when you look at it without clouded vision.

And before you consider saying how Obama's friends and McCain's friends are soooooo different because Obama's are extremist terrorists remember that physical terrorism though it is more talked about and attractive for the masses to look at it is not the only kind of terrorism. There is also economic terrorism which has affected many a country and individual through things like sanctions and harmed just as many and has been enacted in our own country as well against those who could not and would not conform. (hmmm sounds kinda like what McCain supporters would call socialism to me).

Terrorists in general are people who are narcissists and therefore cannot figure out why someone would be so offended or see them as bad because in their minds they are doing the right thing and anyone who disagrees is simply stupid and to hard headed to see that the actions are for their own good. In addition to this mentality they believe that they are so smart that everyone should listen to them and give them privileges and believe what they say and therefore they see nothing wrong with themselves acquiring power for themselves in the form of property, money, and leadership roles. (sound like anyone you know of) This fits both violent forms of terrorists as well as those who acquire their power through the oppression and control of others economically. Palin is too close in link to people whose types have long been known throughout history to commit terrorism against others via religious narcissism, religious terrorism, religious socialism and McCain has been linked to those and even helped those who have committed economic terrorism against Americans and individuals alike. Combine these two and you have a dangerous combination of people who will and have purposefully benefitted financially and with special favors only those who agree with them and/or who believe that Christians are worthy while everyone else is a witch or demon deserving of whatever may come in the war of the spirit via "spiritual warfare."

Add this to the list of things that Palin has spoken against with regards to the funding of science and you have a scary picture of what the future could entail on your hands. I agree with people who feel that science should have clear separations of what is fact and what is still being challenged and has not yet been completely proven. I agree with them that there is nothing wrong with creationism being studied and investigated in schools for what it is separate from science/evolution (not instead of) as well to see what is/can be proven as fact. I would add though that we should include ALL creationism theory and not just Christian because science has proven some Pagan, Buddhist, Islamic etc. theories correct just like it has done in Christianity and evolution sciences and if we include ALL of the ingredients perhaps we will have a more true picture instead of one that is just Christian or just Science/evolution.

But I am not for someone like Palin who has spoken against the funding of science on multiple occasions - just in the last week or two she spoke against the funding for fruit fly research which has actually advanced us immensely in medical science and has saved us from much of what could and would potentially be done via stem cell research instead.

It was on a "Friday when at a speech in Pittsburgh, Gov. Palin denounced wasteful expenditure on fruit-fly research, adding for good measure that some of this research took place "in Paris, France" and winding up with a folksy "I kid you not." It was 1933 when Thomas Hunt Morgan won a Nobel Prize for showing that genes are passed on by way of chromosomes. The experimental creature that he employed in the making of this great discovery was the fruit fly. Scientists of various sorts continue to find it a very useful resource, since it can be easily and plentifully "cultured" in a laboratory, has a very short generation time, and displays a great variety of mutation. This makes it useful in studying disease, and since Gov. Palin was in part in Pittsburgh to talk about her signature "issue" of disability and special needs, she might have had some researcher tell her that there is a Drosophila (scientific name for fruit fly)-based center for research into autism at the University of North Carolina. The fruit fly can also be a menace to American agriculture, so any financing of research into its habits and mutations is money well spent. It's especially ridiculous and unfortunate that the governor chose to make such a fool of herself in Pittsburgh, a great city that remade itself after the decline of coal and steel into a center of high-tech medical research.

John McCain has mad repeated use of anti-waste anti-porkbarrel spending ads and elaborated in his speeches about the expenditure of $3 million to study the DNA of grizzly bears in Montana was derided as "unbelievable." As an excellent article in the Feb 8, 2008 Scientific American pointed out, there is no way to enforce the Endangered Species Act without getting some sort of estimate of numbers, and the best way of tracking and tracing the elusive grizzly is by setting up barbed-wire-hair-snagging stations that painlessly take samples from the bears as they lumber by and then running the DNA samples through a laboratory. The cost is almost trivial compared with the importance of understanding this species, and I dare say, the project will yeild results in the measurement of other animal populations as well, but all McCain could do was be flippant and say that he wondered whether it was a "paternity" or a "criminal" issue that the Fish and Wildlife Service was investigating. (perhaps those really are the only things that he associates in his mind with DNA). They are both (McCain/Palin a couple of Philistines with extreme friends who are (dare I say it) linked to terrorist and extreme views that are anti-American in that they are against freedom and progress as well as against the ability of the average American to take care of themselves. (again my mind pops to the similarities to what McCain/Palin supporters call socialism where a government would distribute it's beliefs across the whole of it's people at the expense of freedom and individuality and use those beleifs to limit/control some while others benefit from doing basically nothing to deserve it, but because they fit a small few parameters they benefit). Religious socialists to me seem to be attempting to do two things: 1- create a heaven on earth for those who (according to them) are already following God's law; and 2- force and colonize the rest of the people into following their version of God's law as opposed to allowing people to travel their own spiritual path with God for themselves.

I am not voting for that. I have a relationship with God that THANK GOD is not controlled by the government's idea of Christian Euphoria - it doesn't always go as I wish it would and I learn and grow because of it every day to become closer and closer in my relationship with God which I love, and I feel sorry for those who would be victim of a dogmatic version of a religion that actually prevents them from having that relationship because they are too busy conforming to some earthly human's version of spirituality and euphoria. It's nuts in my opinion and I don't support it.

I would say to you if you have made it this far in my post that I hope you don't support it either. I hope that if you are different than those who are traditionally protected in this country you will not vote for those who would continue that oppression of others so that they may be protected. If you are a woman know that in the past and even now women have been oppressed at the hands of people like this sometimes at their own choosing as women like Palin have been known many a day to be more patriarchial and mysogenistic than many of the men in this country I hope you vote Obama. If you are a transexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, s&m advocate, stripper, prostitute, madam, or don't support marriage or the Christian version of it etc. I hope you understand that there is potentially a stake waiting in the future for you somewhere if you vote for McCain/Palin. If you are not white I hope you have researched American history enough to know that the only people who can commit terrorist acts without being persecuted in this country are white and that as soon as someone non-white does something terroristic you may be put into a concentration camp or internment camp without due process of the law and I hope you vote for Obama. If you practice a religion other than Christianity please remember that you may be victim to the same as those of color and others have been if people like McCain and Palin are permitted to stay in power.

I support Obama in part because he is of color and accepting of others of color, because he understands women and is accepting of them even if they are highly successful and not in need of him, because he is supportive of the points of views of others who to many seem extreme even if he doesn't agree with them, because he is willing to listen to people and learn from them despite their backgrounds and points of view, because he understands America's history and it's willingness to take away money from those who have less and give it to those who have more like a twisted backward version of robin hood, because he understands that if I give my money to the guy who already has a bunch and runs the business that I work for that it will not trickle back down to me. Ultimately what I am trying to say is that Obama supports diversity of all and oppression of none at the cost of the others from what I can tell. He says to me we are all in this together instead of we are in it alone or it's us against them. Is this socialist? I don't believe it is, but those who would support the oppression of others and the benefit of themselves would attempt to make you think it is so that they can continue to get away with an unregulated corporate sanctioned oppression of those who work for a living while those at the top doing nothing benefit.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Samantha Ronson is Here to Make All Women Jealous

Samantha Ronson was at first irritated that someone caught a photo of her in a swimsuit on her recent romantic get away with her girlfriend Lindsay Lohan. That was, of course, until she realized everyone was talking about her svelte figure. Personally, I don't think she is nearly as hot as people are trying to make her out to be, but I have to hand it to her that she is thin without being anorexic and unhealthy in her appearance. She states she has not been to the gym in the last 5 years and that her cardio workout consists mainly of running through the airport trying to catch planes. When you look at her and then you check out Lohan you can see that if it were completely based on looks you would have to wonder how the two got together because Lohan is much advanced when it comes to what (at least in my opinion) is considered hot. Lohan looks in shape and Ronson just simply looks skinny and pastey. I have to say that there is nothing more gross than someone fat and flabby than someone who is skinny and flabby. Of course I can't say much in that regard. If you read my Angry Fat Ass blog you will quickly find that my big ass has a long way to go before even finding a bikini that would fit let alone that I could justify wearing. Oh well - I just thought you may enjoy checking out the story in People and having an opinion for yourself or just simply being updated on the activities of fellow homos.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lindsay Lohan Lesbian Rumors

Starpulse is reporting that Dina Lohan is OK with her daughter being a lesbian. Good for her no matter what the truth is about her daughter. More parents should make it a policy to be happy as long as their children are happy. If their child is an adult then they are free to do as they please and it isn't the parent's responsibility any more. Whatever your kid does or doesn't should not be something you love them less for and if it is not physically harmful to them and if it doesn't put them in a potential situation where they may be incarcerated then why the hell should you care about anything else other than their happiness. So if Lindsay and Samantha Ronson are an item then power to them. Let them snuggle at the Cannes festival and let them give kisses to one another. If it is friends then happy day - if it is lovers then that is fine too - and who are we to judge if it is a fling or a permanent thing or whatever? Let them do their thing.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Star Trek's Takei Gay Marriage Plans

Yeah!!!!!! First I hear Ellen d. on her show announcing that she plans to get married and now Takei is getting married too. 71 year old Mr. Sulu is getting married to his long time partner Brad Altman. They have been together for 21 years. It's about damn time. Speaking of the sanctity of marriage. These two have been together for longer than my parents and a hell of a lot of other "already been married" people. If I keep having to write stories about cheating wives conning their husbands into killing the other man, or nasty pervert assholes sleeping with teenagers then why in the hell can't we let people get married?

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