Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Present Time

Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg are on the latest cover of Time magazine.

If there's an earthquake in central Virginia, that's Jerry Falwell doing a 360 in a certain enclosed space.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

This Week's Quote

JACK:  I have lost both my parents.

LADY BRACKNELL:  To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde

Source:  The Importance of Being Earnest

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


According to The Washington Post, last week Donald Trump made his 10,000th false or misleading claim as president.

Normally pathological liars are considered untrustworthy. But Trump might be rewarded with a second term in office.

If that makes sense, so does this:  Abigail Adams gave birth to Harry Truman at Gettysburg as Sitting Bull and Amelia Earhart did the mashed potato.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Hip Hip Hypocrisy

Earlier this week evangelist Franklin Graham offered on Twitter, "Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women."

Graham wants Buttigieg to repent. But Graham staunchly supports President Trump, a man who specializes in committing sins. How does Graham square this?

Two explanations leap to mind. The first is Graham is a galloping hypocrite. The second is he found himself a different Bible. In that version, Leviticus includes, "If a man gropes a pussy, it is detestable. Unless the man is a star. Then it's totally cool."

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Narrowing It Right Down

I received a news release today announcing the "1st Iranian-Jewish Drag Queen Series."

The first? Who'd have thunk it?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This Week's Quote

Monday is Earth Day! Also known by its longer name, This Is The Only World We’ve Got, So Quit Making Excuses For Shitting It Up.

Bette Midler

Source:  Twitter

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Whither the Supremes?

The Supreme Court has announced that this fall it will take up three cases that will settle the question of whether federal anti-discrimination law protects gay and transgender workers.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the deciding vote in those landmark gay-rights victories of recent years, has left the court. His replacement is Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose judicial record on gay rights The Washington Post describes as "undeveloped."

Just like the rest of him.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Running for President 2.0

On Friday Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings, which earned the presidential hopeful a lot of coverage.

When you're not gay, you need to do something spectacular like that to get attention.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mayor Pete's Trials

After officially announcing his run for the presidency over the weekend, openly gay South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is campaigning in Iowa this week. The Hill reports that yesterday at a campaign event two protesters yelled at him about Sodom and Gomorrah.

They were soon drowned out by the crowd chanting Buttigieg's name. No small feat, considering that a month ago nobody outside South Bend had the vaguest clue how to pronounce that name.

Mayor Pete was clearly ready for the protesters, quipping to the crowd, "The good news is the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you."

Today at another event protesters upped the ante. Three men dressed as Satan, Jesus and Buttigieg staged political theater:  the fake Buttigieg whipped Jesus, who carried a cross, while Satan urged him on.

Just when I thought two years of Trump had inured me to everything.

I don't know if Buttigieg saw the performance. I don't know if he has a quip ready for a moment like that. I do know, if these "Christians" are in it for the long haul, he's going to need the patience of Job.

And the wisdom of Yoda, and the thick skin of the lizard people.

This Week's Quote

It's so tiring making love to women, it takes forever. I'm too lazy to be a lesbian.

Camille Paglia

Source:  Wit

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

English Inroad

Several things stood out to me last night as I watched openly gay Rachel Maddow interview openly gay Pete Buttigieg, like the fact that both of them were Rhodes Scholars.

We haven't taken over the world yet, but we've launched a sortie on Oxford.