Month: November 2010

NOM Approved my Comment

Imagine my shock. I noticed this on my blog statistics page:

Blog Statistics
Blog Statistics

Note that second log, a referral from the NOM Blog? So I had to go and check and sure enough my comment is now missing the awaiting approval tag.

Comment Approved
Comment Approved

Some guy who goes by the name of Don on there tries saying we’re not persecuted. I have to bring this up.

I once worked for the state’s top law enforcement agency. I had dealings with the FBI’s CJIS division and here’s what I can tell you. A lot goes unreported or under-reported by local police so the FBI doesn’t catch EVERYTHING.

And persecution includes the statements made by NOM, FRC, AFA et al.

Look at the young LGBT folks committing suicide because they feel persecuted. Look at the violence committed against LGBT people on a regular basis yet Don won’t listen to any of that. Oh no, he’d rather push falsehoods. Just like Tony Perkins of the FRC with his falsehood about the American College of Pediatricians. If you didn’t know, the ACP is comprised of religiously bigoted pediatricians. The actual group is the American Academy of Pediatricians.

But by using a similar sounding name, Perkins is trying to lean the public AGAINST we LGBT people. So I’d love for Don to comment here and try to counter this. But he won’t because he’s a coward who blots out his email and contact info.

DADT, what the hell is the problem?

This whole study, then debate, then bury in peat, wait six months, etc. to let openly LGB soldiers serve is ridiculous.

Other countries let LGB people serve and they didn’t do months of study and debate. No they just said “This is out policy.” They didn’t let their military vote on it.

But then there’s this little factoid. The U.S. military is loaded with fundie Christians, particularly the Air Force.

And then of course we the Marine Commandant saying he doesn’t want LGB to be able to serve openly. Honey, if any of the branches were to be known for it’s bottoms, it’s the Marines. They seem to have a steady supply of them.

So explain to me why our men in arms cannot serve openly and why there’s ever so much hand wringing and grimacing going on about it? We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it.

NOM Blog calls the SPLC rating an “absurd distraction”

If one wants to talk about the absurd, perhaps we should talk about NOM a bit.

Here is the comment I posted on that NOM Blog. I wonder how long it’ll stay up but I’ve already replicated it across facebook and here on my blog:

It irks me that I have to state the obvious; but you are a HATE Group. SPLC is just giving you enough rope to hang yourself.

You just don’t understand that civil rights cut both ways. It allows you to spout your religious bovine effluent that influences your views, and it allows me to marry the person of my choice. Pretty simple in a civil society. The thing is, you want an unbalanced society where the rights of one group trump those of another.

But I’ve noted NOM’s central tenet is the children. All of you at NOM are fearful that if kids find out that there are in fact gay people around and that those gay people are really no different other than who they love, that we LGBT people will become more acceptable.

You abhor that fact so much that you’ll all make the most ridiculous statements concerning the consequences for the children but yet you won’t address Maggie Gallagher having a child out of wedlock, or better yet that you will not comment on childless couples be it age or other.

It shows your hypocrisy regarding marriage and children. In essence it boils to the fact that you HATE LGBT people. That’s right you hate us. You can put on your smarmy sweet smile and offer us drinks on a hot summer day, but at the base of it all, you’re all haters. Every last one of you.

And yes, I did call out Gallagher on her child out of wedlock. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

TSA At The ‘Tipping Point’: Passenger Anger At Airport Pat-Downs Threatens To Boil Over

You know TSA is so concerned with the aircraft it is almost as though the terminal or even the entry point to the airport is a secondary concern.

The aim of terrorism is to shake peoples beliefs in their safety thereby having an economic impact on the intended area. So what’s to stop a terrorist bombing the entry point of an airport while people are standing in line waiting to be scanned or frisked? On a good day you might get a couple hundred people that are prime targets.

Yet TSA seems to completely miss this aspect. It’s security theater, nothing more.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Another incredible stretch by the Republicans

I’m just sitting here stunned after reading that one of the Republican priorities is to eliminate birthright citizenship. Wait, what?

It’s sponsored by Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa. This guy is a serious asshole.

He wants to focus on the “subject to the jurisdiction” part. Need I mention that even illegal aliens are also subject to the jurisdiction or maybe Mr. King’s logic doesn’t extend that far.

I can see the chilling effect this would have even here in RI. Our newly elected mayor in Providence would have to vacate the seat because he wouldn’t have citizenship. Several of our elected councilmen, representatives and senators might also be in serious jeopardy if such a hateful bill passes in the U.S. Congress.

It’s all bluster though since Republicans do not control the Senate. So we’re in for a couple of years of political bluster. Thing is, the Democrats would do well to record and utilize everything the Republicans in the house are doing, because I’m sure it’ll play well with their constituencies, a large part of which might be Latino.

This relates to another post I wrote a little while back which made the supposition that white America has lost it’s mind over the fact that a black man was elected President. It’s really become interesting to see the asinine spouting of Republicans lately.

Another of their pet issues is the 14th Amendment. Yeah, I can see how repealing that would be a very bad precedent but there is on silver lining should they manage to do so. Not only do people of color lose their rights if the 14th is repealed, but so too corporations.

Yeah, that would get VERY interesting.