Month: July 2008

AFA Upset that McDonald’s Sponors SF Pride

Oh this is great. The AFA has their nads in a lather again. This time its over McDonald’s being a sponsor in the San Francisco Gay Pride parade and festival.

McDonald’s sponsors gay pride parade

Dear Truthspew,

McDonald’s says they “stand by and support our people to live and work in a society free of discrimination and harassment,” here is what they ! won’t tell you. McDonald’s helped sponsor the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. Want to see what McDonald’s considers worthy of support? Click here. (Warning: These photos are extremely offensive and graphic.)

AFA asked McDonald’s to remain neutral in the culture war. The company refused, stating they will continue to support the gay agenda including same-sex marriage. AFA has called for a boycott of McDonald’s restaurants.

McDonald’s spokesman Bill Whitman told the Washington Post that those (even Christians) who oppose homosexual marriage are motivated by hate, saying that “… hatred has no place in our culture.”

This boycott is not about hiring homosexuals or how homosexual employees are treated. It is about McDonald’s choosing to put the full resources of their corporation behind promoting the homosexual agenda.

To help promote the gay agenda, McDonald’s paid $20,000 to become an official “organizational ally and corporate partner” of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and secure a seat on the group’s board of directors. The NGLCC lobbies against laws protecting marriage as between a man and a woman.

Get ready for the link to the images they find so shocking. First of all, in only one picture do I see a gent with it all hanging out. The rest of the pix have genitalia covered. It’s just they object to showing so much skin I suppose.

They even put up this warning:

WARNING: The images below contain male full-frontal nudity. Please be aware and exercise caution before viewing these images. If you are under 18, please leave this page!

Ok, you’ve been warned. Prepare to be scandalized.

Click here.

Note that at the very bottom of the pix is one of a little girl with a balloon and the caption reads “And, sadly, yes. This little girl was exposed to everything you see above. Thanks, McDonald’s.”

Yes, thank you McDonald’s for not caving in to the demands of a bunch of religious fuckwits. Because that is precisely what the people at the AFA are, they are the people who would like to force their religious world view on the rest of us.

Christianity has had a roughly two millennium chance to get things right and they’ve failed miserably at the task. It is time for us to move past the religious bullshit and embrace a concept called personal responsibility.

Move toward spirituality and that spirit tells you to love one another, not start angry pogroms because a man has sex with a man, or a woman with a woman, or even a man with a woman. You’d be surprised, some of the more mentally unbalanced in the AFA think that even straight people shouldn’t have sex, or at least not sex that they’ve put the AFA stamp of approval upon.

I think we still need Gay Pride (Yes, I know, LGBTQ….) because every day we’re surrounded by straight pride, including the asinine blabbering of the people at the AFA. We see PDA’s, we see it in the majority of literature, television, movies, etc.

And then there is the homophobic attitude of the AFA. I guarantee you there’s more than one closeted homo in that organization. Look at the track record of others who were vociferously anti-gay. I’ll use Ted Haggard as an example. Yep, don’t piss off a gay hustler is the only advice I could give to Teddy Boy. Look at the most homophobic congressmen who’ve been caught with pants down and worshiping at the altar of the cock.

We’re EVERYWHERE. And we need to make it clear that we won’t take second class citizenship. And this gay man will not stand for it any longer. I’m politically active too.

Quantify your Liberal Bent

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Social Justice Crusader, also known as a rights activist. You believe in equality, fairness, and preventing neo-Confederate conservative troglodytes from rolling back fifty years of civil rights gains.

Take the quiz at

Once again no surprises here. I’m definitely a Social Justice Crusader. I won’t be happy until we’re all EQUAL UNDER THE LAW!

Troppe informazioni Martedì – Numero un centinaio di cinque e quaranta – Lingua edizione (TMI #145)

1. What is your language pet peeve. (example ‘hot water heater’, why would you heat hot water)

Hmmm, when people pronounce nuclear as nucular. Get it right asswipes.

2. What is your favorite word? Both dirty and clean?

My favorite dirty word, has to be ‘fuck’. For the clean word, “justice”.

3. What is the one word you cannot spell?

I always get confused on desert vs. dessert. As far as spelling goes, that’s what spell check is for though I’ve noticed that many terms aren’t in the dictionary.

4. What is the one word you always pronounce wrong?

Being of Italian ancestry and being a life long resident of Rhode Island you’d probably say all of them. But here’s a little secret, I can turn the RI accent on and off at will. That said, I’m not aware of any that I mispronounce.

5. If you could erase one popular catchphrase from the english language, what would it be?

Project Management. Seriously, I hate that term with a passion since I feel it should be organic to anything.

Bonus (as in optional): The late, and very hot Michael Hutchence (INXS) once sang, “Words are weapons, sharper than knives” . What is the most hurtful thing you have ever said to anyone? Was it deliberate or accidental? What was the most hurtful thing ever said to you? Do you think it was deliberate or accidental?

There’s only been one time in my life where I’ve ripped someone a new one and actually caused such serious offense that she felt it necessary to report it to my father. My father to his credit backed me up. Even then he knew my tolerance level was pretty high and that to get me to unload like that you had to piss me off pretty badly.

I don’t remember what she said to me but it was at that point I just snapped and called her a dirty fucking whore. You have to understand this woman loved cops, often times you’d see the paddy wagon rocking. She’d fuck pretty much any cop.

There were some other words in there but the dirty fucking whore thing sticks in my memory. I really went off on her.

And in this particular case, it was absolutely deliberate.

All in all this was a pretty lame TMI.

The War on Sex

Good article on ABC News site titled “When Sex Is Not as Private as You Expect

The following paragraph appears in the article and I take strong issue with it.

But the 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Jan. 31, 2001 that communities have a “legitimate legislative interest in discouraging prurient interests in autonomous sex” — masturbation, in other words — because that may be “detrimental to the health and morality of the State.” After numerous appeals affirming the inital ruling, the case was finally settled when the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal last October.

Who were the fucking justices who said the state has control over a persons body? I know about the suicide thing but seriously, tossing a load out is the governments concern according to the 11th Circuit? You mean to tell me none of the GUYS on that panel never let one fly? Come on, this is ridiculous on so many levels.

I also find it interesting the the United States Supreme Court has declined to issue a writ of certiorari. Maybe they have skeletons in their closets too.

I’m so glad I live in a place where the state only sees dollar signs. Therefore we have adult stores, back rooms, glory holes, sex clubs, strip clubs for ALL, that’s right both gay and straight. And there’s even a loophole in the prostitution law here that says so long as it’s done indoors, the state has no power over it. I think the reason our legislature consistently fails to close this loophole is because there are several members who have probably at one time or another used said services of a prostitute and they don’t want a pissed off prostitute telling their business.

If you want to get your freak on, Providence is definitely the place to do so.

And our adult stores can sell all manner of toys to those 18 and over without having to resort to ridiculous surveys. But then it’s Alabama, what should I have expected. It’s strange, I’ve met some charming people form that state. That they’re here in Rhode Island says it all. Even they couldn’t tolerate the insanity.

Environment and Social Justice Post of the Day

I’ve run across an interesting article on the effects of air pollution in the United States. They’ve got nice maps that can be enlarged. The one about acid rain is interesting. The worst affected area of course is the eastern seaboard area of the U.S.

And what causes the increased mercury, nitrogen and other counts to go up? It’s pollution blowing in from the west. Yes that’s right, from the west. There are still a hell of a lot of coal plants in the midwest and all that soot, mercury and gunk blows along with the jet stream to cause acid rain on the eastern seaboard. So while the Pacific ocean gets filled with garbage, the Atlantic will be so acidified that nothing can live there. Remember the movie Soylent Green? You know why they had to resort to the methods necessary to produce Soylent Green was because the oceans were dead.

We won’t even talk about carbon dioxide. But I will say that we could reduce the mercury and soot from midwest power plants if we forced them to put scrubbers on the smoke stacks. But because they’re owned by big utility companies, they’ll lobby mightily to either obtain a waiver or to make the ratepayers pay the costs of doing what they should have done in the first place.

On the social justice side, Mother Jones Journal is doing a very interesting series called “Slammed: The Coming Prison Melt Down”. Read all the parts since they cover various facets of the issue.

I like the solution that Kansas uses. In essence they realize the problem requires people to give a shit about the released prisoners. Just kicking them to the street and expecting them to clean up their own drug issues, while trying to find a job and housing is just too much.

And consider that in my state, many serving time are in for drug offenses. I don’t want the hard stuff being legalized per se, but lots of those people are serving time for marijuana possession and delivery. At least decriminalize and legalize pot, it’s no worse than alcohol, in fact you can kill yourself if you OD on alcohol but you can never smoke enough pot to overdose.

We lock up far too many people in the United States. We are the leader when it comes to incarceration. It’s because of the stupidity of the drug laws for the most part. But I realize if we decriminalize pot that would mean an attendant reduction in the number of law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and DEA folks. And there is just too much power behind those groups to ever think we’ll see anything legalized, hell we’ll see more things become crimes until the day we’re two classes of people, the guards and the prisoners.

John McGoo

This is a priceless mashup. But then who needs to do mashups when McCain can’t seem to remember what he might have eaten five minutes before an interview, let alone a week ago or even years ago.

His mind is McMush if you ask me. And he’s a champion flip-flopper. The accusations and mud slinging against the Obama campaign are amusing. And I hope that Obama attacks McSame soon enough.

Interesting television from the Anglo world

I’m focusing more on the English speaking countries here so Britain and Australia bubble to the top of the list.

Here’s some of my favorites:

1) New Tricks – A funny cop drama where old coots are brought back to solve cold cases.

2) Life on Mars – A Detective Chief Inspector is hit by a car, is he in a coma or has he really been transported back to 1973?

3) The IT Crowd – Don’t worry, it’s not a lot of tech jargon. It is gut busting funny though. Supposedly a U.S. version is in the works but I’m not so sure it’d work.

4) Torchwood – The spinoff from Dr. Who. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I never watched the original Dr. Who. It just left me cold, I was much more a space sci-fi nut, still am. But Torchwood is very interesting.

5) The Librarians – This is an Australian Broadcasting Company production about a totally dysfunctional library staff headed by a neurotic. Having worked with library and archives folks I have to say the humor in this one is top shelf.

So there we have it, some very good stuff that isn’t on U.S. television. Fortunately if you follow the links it’s all online now.


Wow, I feel like I’ve drunk a pan galactic gargle blaster (Obligatory HHGTTG reference). But in my case it was lots of good wine, started off with some Rieslings which I absolutely love, then some red wine of a 1999 vintage that was very smooth. But right now I’m blasted out of my mind.

It’s Tuesday for crying out loud. Today I’ve had two beers and a little over a bottle of wine to myself. I can tell you it’s very hard to write this though. But it was worth it. Hopefully I didn’t completely screw this up.

In any case I’m feeling pretty damned good. But I know there might be some suffering in the morning so I’m drinking a few things of water and taking aspirin.