Thursday, August 17, 2017

Raising a Red Flag

Commentator Star Parker went on Fox News a couple of days after the events in Charlottesville to defend President Trump, and along the way she equated the Confederate flag with the rainbow flag, claiming, "These two flags represent the exact same thing: that certain people groups are not welcome here."

Exact same thing?  I don't know which side should be angrier, us or the Nazis.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Week's Quote

Imagine if you're a Jewish person in Germany and you had to go to Hitler High School . . . that would be completely offensive to you on the deepest level and that's how people of color feel in this country when we have to deal with figures like Robert E. Lee [and] Confederate flags. It's no different than flying a swastika.

Don Lemon, openly gay news anchor

Source:  CNN

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Birds of a Feather Sing Together

Randy Rainbow posted this photo on Facebook today and gave it the perfect caption:  "Guys, please stop calling them nazis. They prefer to be called the Gay Men's Chorus of Hate."

Friday, August 11, 2017

In Conclusion

PinkNews published a piece today listing some of the more bizarre studies about LGBT people.

"Researchers" have reached stunning conclusions, like over-indulging in fatty foods makes you gay; lesbianism developed because women being attracted to women excites men; similar magnet poles repel each other, proving same-sex attraction is unnatural; and women are either gay or bisexual, but never straight.

Such crap.  Except for that last one, which I feel deserves further study.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This Week's Quote

According to The New York Times, Vice President Mike Pence is planning on running for president if Trump doesn’t run for a second term. But he issued a statement strongly denying the article, saying it was disgraceful, offensive to me, my family and our entire team. He said to suggest he is running for president in 2020 is laughable and absurd. Right, why would Mike Pence want to be president in 2020? He’s going to be president much, much sooner than that.

Jimmy Kimmel


Monday, August 7, 2017

Symbolic Timing

On Thursday night a double rainbow appeared over the White House.

Of course it did. Trump wasn't there.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Silver Lining to the Military Mess

After President Trump tweeted his ban on transgender folk in the military, Coast Guard officials personally reached out to all 13 openly transgender members of the Coast Guard to offer support.

So said the leader of the Coasties on Tuesday. Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft himself contacted Lt. Taylor Miller, who was featured in a Washington Post article last week as the first openly transitioning officer in the Coast Guard.

"If you read that story, Taylor’s family has disowned her . . . And I told Taylor, I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard and I will not break faith," said Zukunft.

If you'd told me a year ago that a branch of the U.S. military would publicly support and protect its transgender members, I'd have blurted out, "Right, and Donald Trump will be commander in chief."

Um . . . 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This Week's Quote

If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you.

Wanda Sykes