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.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Setting the Gay Record Straight

Pete Buttigieg made it official today:  He's running for president. For accuracy's sake, I want to point out that Mayor Pete is not the first openly gay presidential candidate of a major political party.

Fred Karger ran for the 2012 Republican nomination. Over the past couple of months Karger has been actively correcting mainstream journalists who call Buttigieg the first.

That bunches of journalists don't know about Karger tells you how well his campaign went.

Fruit Fear

Friday, April 12, 2019

The User

President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military officially begins today, a ban designed to thrill his base by wounding transgender persons.

Also today Trump confirmed he's seriously considering transporting migrants to sanctuary cities. He wants to use these human beings to punish Democrats.

That picture of a black hole we saw for the first time ever this week? Did anybody check to see if Trump's soul is hiding in there?

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This Week's Quote

And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand — that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg

Source:  Time

Monday, April 8, 2019

A General Shock

I've always been a history buff, so I'm familiar with Casimir Pulaski.

At least I thought I was.

A Polish-born hero of the Revolutionary War, called the "father of the American cavalry," Pulaski is even credited by some with having saved George Washington's life.

American streets, towns and counties are named after Pulaski; his birthday is an Illinois state holiday.

Now researchers believe this paragon of military virility was—wait for it—intersex.

The general lived and fought as a man, and had masculine characteristics like facial hair and male pattern baldness. But thanks to DNA analysis his skeleton has been identified, and did those bones ever talk, revealing several female characteristics.

Kimberly Zieselman, an advocate for kids with intersex traits, told The New York Times that had Pulaski been born today he might've been raised as a girl and most likely wouldn't have been a Revolutionary hero.

She said, "Arguably, if urologists had tried to 'fix' Pulaski’s body, the U.S. could still be a British colony."

If you need me, this history buff will be under a table trying to keep my head from unscrewing and flying away.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The New South

On Friday Atlanta's female, African-American mayor invited a drag queen to hold a children's story time at city hall.

The only part of that sentence that an Atlantan of 50 years ago would've understood is "on Friday."