Saturday, December 20, 2008

I fear the GLBT community is on the path to the Darkside

I can say this because I feel it's 100% true. Had Proposition 8 not passed in California, the GLBT community would not be nearly as up in arms about Obama selecting Rick Warren for his invocation as they are now.

The passage of Prop 8 was a severe body blow to the GLBT community that still hurts as badly now as it did over six weeks ago. I for one completely understand the pain. The passage of Prop 8 pretty much told the GLBT community that the American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness was not for them. It was a bittersweet day for this country in that while one barrier was coming down a new one was built.

I've already posted in a previous thread why I thought it passed and where the GLBT can go from here.

But the Rick Warren situation has let it known that where construction and wisdom was suppose to happen in the GLBT community post-Prop 8, instead fear and paranoia has taken roost. They "FEAR" Prop 8's passage will lead the way to more extreme treatment. This, of course, causes them great "ANGER". Unfortunately, instead of helping to channel that anger constructively, gay rights and gay friendly websites are allowing (and even encouraging) the anger to fester and grow without focus. This unfocused anger soon mutates into "HATE". FEAR and ANGER are the common motivations hate organizations use for recruitment. (note: I'm not comparing gay rights organization to white supremacists, just giving an example). Ultimately, as hate grows, the cause for which you fight for begins to "SUFFER" because nothing good born of hate can properly grow.

Which ultimately brings me to this:

I see it happening. It's not pretty, and it threatens to destroy everything they've been working for. Hopefully, they will realize this before it's too late.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Gays and Lesbians up in arms with Obama about Warren must now boycott Rachel Maddow

Just what the title says. Rachel has frequently acquainted herself (even invited to her show) a guy who once said that

"Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”,

"civil unions are absurd",

"Gay pride equals moral decline and cultural decadence",

"AIDS is in effect what happens to people as a consequence of unnatural and immoral sex."

All of these quotes, and more, were said by MSNBC political consultant Pat Buchanan and can be found here.

Rachel Maddow has given this homophobic bigot an invitation to her show on several occasions. Rachel has called Pat Buchanan "smart and funny" and likes to talk to him. How dare she give such a slap to the face of the Gay/Lesbian and progressive community.

It's time to come down on her like people have come down on Obama for Warren. Giving a platform to such a vile homophobe is unacceptable, right? Right?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So now bad judgment equal homophobia?

I can understand the Gay/Lesbian community being upset over Rick Warren doing Obama's inauguration, but if you hear some "progressives" this now means he's a homophobe or condones homophobia.

I thought only right-wingers engage in guilt-by-association.


h/t - a commenter from Balloon-Juice

"If you followed the internal politics of evangelical and fundamentalist leaders, you’d see this for what it is—not an elevation of Warren, but a slap in the face of the old guard leaders like Dobson and LaHaye. They’ve been fighting to see who gets to be the spokesman for the movement, and lately it’s been a tie. Obama just broke it.

And let’s be clear, there is a difference between those groups. Warren may not be progressive on gay rights, but he’s been out front on a number of issues of global justice—traveling from Davos to Damascus, and working hard to get rank-and-file evangelicals invested in “creation care” environmentalism and the fight against global HIV/AIDS.

If he were put in charge of HHS or listened to on gay policies, I’d be pissed. But what Obama is doing here isn’t that. It’s a move that marginalizes the worst on the religious right, elevates a guy who’s more progressive than most religious leaders on a number of issues, and earns him some moderate cred at the outset.

If Obama sells out on the progressive promise in actual policy, I’ll be in the streets protesting with everyone else. But if his “selling out” is having a fairly moderate, popular evangelical give the invocation at the inaugural—when large sections of this country still worry Obama’s a scary evil Mooooslim—then who gives a flying fuck?"

- my sentiments exactly.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What Ann Coulter is really like.

The Boondocks is showing visually what I've been saying for years.

....they actually make Ann look a lot better than in real life. HA!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

An Open Letter to Conservative Windbags

Now that every mean, racist, disingenuous, pile of crap fear monger you said about President-Elect Barack Obama to try to make him to lose in this election has ended in miserable failure on your part, it’s time to accept him as your president for the next 4 -8 years along with a few “New Rules” (mostly mine but some borrowed by Bill Maher)

1. You are not to undermine a president in a time of war. You cannot support the troops without supporting the president.

2. You are forbidden to try to make Michelle Obama into a racial stereotype like you tried during to campaign. She is the First Lady and should be treated with the respect she deserves.

3. Malia and Sasha Obama are totally off limits. Period. End of Discussion.(h/t Oliver Willis)

4. We are getting out of Iraq in the next 16-20 months. Deal with it. The American people have spoken and have decided we no longer want to continue spending $10 billion a month in Iraq while the Iraqi government sits on an $80 billion surplus. It’s time to spend that money in America.

5. You are expected to be the first to pound down any douchbag(s) who advocate any physical harm to President Obama.

6. If you love America like to claim to do, you will use whatever influence you have left to helping clean up the mess your good buddies has left in this country.

7. George Walker Bush going down as “THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY” is pretty much etched in stone. Therefore, you do not get to pretend he wasn’t one of you after defending this guy for 8 years. He’s yours. You own him and his legacy.

8. You do not get to trash John McCain and Sarah Palin now that they lost. They lost because they decided to kiss your collective asses and campaign using Rovian tactics. Thus, like Bush, you own them and their legacies.

I’m not foolish enough to believe you will follow any of these rules. But make no mistake; the American people will come down on you hard if you break any of them (especially the first 5).

This is a new America and we are heading in a direction we haven’t seen in the past 8 years. Forward. And the best thing you guys can do is one thing. Don’t get in our way.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yes you’re here, yes you’re queer, but we should get used to it because……?

Now that it has finally started to soak in somewhat that a black man named Barack Hussein Obama will be the next president of the United States of America, I’m starting to notice other things going on in this country of ours.

The big one is the gay/lesbian community getting upset over California’s Proposition 8 (which puts a state constitutional ban of same-sex marriage) passing this election cycle. In particularly, that according to exit polls, 7 out of every 10 African Americans who voted in California voted FOR Prop 8.

Before I get into why I think Prop 8 passed and my opinion of arrogant complacency in the gay/lesbian community as a whole, let tackle the whole “Let’s blame the blacks” trend that seems to be happening. This article pretty much shoot this belief straight to hell (Summary: If every African American who voted in California had voted NO on Prop 8, it still would’ve passed by at least 80,000 votes thanks to every other race and ethnicity who voted FOR it.)

Now back to the topic at hand. The title of this blog post is based on the gay rights chant “We HERE! We’re QUEER! Get used to it.” Rather self-explanatory and in my opinion a very arrogant saying. As a heterosexual person, why do I have to “get used to it”? No gay/lesbian group has as of yet been able to explain in a simple manner why straight people should “get used to” the homosexual lifestyle. As Morgan Freeman as Joe Clark once shouted, “I don’t have to do nothing but stay black and die” (I’m black BTW). One can easily interpret “get used to it” as “you’re going to accept my lifestyle and beliefs whether you want to or not” and that the problem.

That’s why the Prop 8 supporters won in my opinion. They made it a culture issue when it’s actually a civil rights issue. They spent a lot of time and money hitting home that gays are trying to enforce their beliefs and lifestyle on other people. Whether the tactics they used were true or false, legitimate or deceptive, the point is they did a good job of it.

But most important was that the opponents of Prop 8 did a piss poor job at explaining their case to the California voters. Whether it was out of arrogance, complacency, or both, they felt they didn’t need to do the work to make sure it didn’t pass. It was only after it was discovered the proposition gained support did they mount a half-assed job to defeat it. But again, they didn’t hit home that it was a civil rights issues. They believed none of the black churches would allow them to speak to their congregation about the issue. They didn’t even try. Imagine if they sent some gay African Americans representatives to these churches with a well spoken civil rights argument to oppose Prop 8, and then did the same except to the churches of the other ethnic groups. Things would’ve turned out a lot different IMO.

But they did none of those things. So what happened? When it was announced that Prop 8 passed, it basically punched them in the stomach and knock them to the floor. When they eventually caught their breaths, they stood up and “what the fuck just happened?!” Bewilderment soon gave rise to anger and it was at this time that the exit pools released and they saw that big whopping 7 out of 10 support of Prop 8 by African American voters. This caused some to forget that there are such creatures as African American gays/lesbians and go racial hate crazy.

But I am aware this is merely a case of misplaced anger and rage similar LA Riots as a response to the first Rodney King verdict. Once they get it out of their systems, they’ll realize where the real blame lies (I hope).

And hopefully now, they know how to better sell their cause to the rest of us.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's time to play this campaign "The Chicago Way"

It's ABOUT TIME. You may want to do all the good in the world, but first you got to win. It's a necessary evil.

The Chicago Way

Friday, August 15, 2008

PUMA: Pathetic Untalented McCain Alcolytes

By now, most of you have probably heard of the imfamous PUMA PAC. Supposively, there are disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters who still have their panties in a bunch because Barack Obama didn't adhere to the memo that "it was Hillary's time" and he was suppose to let her win.

So now these people are going for the Guinness world record for having the longest running hissy fit by doing what they can to make sure that Obama loses so that Hillary can run in 2012.

Now you ask yourself, "Self, why would so-called democrats want to ensure that a man basically runnung for a George W. Bush third term wins?". It's the poster story of the phrase"Cutting off your own nose to spite your face". Supposively, in their minds, Obama is an arrogant, elitist (psssst....uppity) empty suit who doesn't stand for anything, won't do anything, and doesn't love America like Senator John "I have eight homes" McCain. Also the DNC had plans to undermind Hillary's campaign or some crap like that.

Turns out, however, that PUMA is nothing more than a Republican front group that not a big nor as influential as they claim. Darragh Murphy, the founder of PUMA PAC, donated $500 to McCain's primary campaign in 2000.

Confronted with this, Murphy claims,

- "I briefly enrolled as an Independent in Massachusetts in 2000 to support McCain against what I considered to be an inept and corrupt GW Bush in the Republican primary, like hundreds of thousands of my fellow Democrats in MA and NH. This is old news and not very interesting. I've never been a Republican -- never will be. I voted for Bill Clinton twice, Al Gore, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton." -

One issue. Although she claims to have voted for Al Gore and John Kerry, why did she not donate money to either candidate?

(The face of a fraud?)