Friday, October 19, 2018

The Rainbow Wave

At this time in America, when it seems like so many politicians have boarded the train for Crazyville with a stop in Cruelty Junction, I take heart in the LGBTQ Victory Fund's announcement that during this election cycle openly LGBTQ candidates ran for office in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

This is the first time that's happened in U.S. history.

I'm not crying, you're crying.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This Week's Quote

My dad was a homicide cop in the gay neighborhood in the city when gay neighborhoods were desperate, depressing, sad places run by the mob. The only gay people he'd met when I came out to him were corpses.

Dan Savage

Source:  Brainyquote

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The 11th of October

It's National Coming Out Day.  It's also National Sausage Pizza Day.  Feel free to celebrate one with the other.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This Week's Quote

They need to read the Scriptures; where it says in Matthew, chapter 4, verse 17, it says: "Shut the fuck up." That's the King James version, by the way.

Margaret Cho

Source:  Wikiquote

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Swift as Lightning

In the 24 hours after Taylor Swift posted on Instagram that she's voting for Democratic congressional nominees in her home state, over 65,000 people registered to vote.

I don't know whether to be thrilled or appalled.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Trump Thump

If you're depressed right now about Brett Kavanuagh's ascension to the U.S. Supreme Court, know this:  I'm about to make you even more depressed.

The Washington Post wrote that it was Donald Trump's attack on Christine Blasey Ford that made the difference. His "36-second off-script jeremiad proved a key turning point toward victory for the polarizing nominee . . . turbocharging momentum behind Kavanaugh just as his fate appeared most in doubt."

Going into attack-dog mode on a woman who had the guts to detail her sexual assault in front of the world got Trump the conservative ideologue he and conservatives wanted. Viciousness paid.

Advisers told him not to attack her personally, but at that Mississippi rally Trump "relied on his own visceral sense of the moment" and mocked her, and it worked, "shifting the national discussion from scrutiny of Kavanaugh’s honesty and drinking habits to doubts about Ford’s memory."

In my view, Trump is an evil instinctive genius. His mentor, the vile closet case Roy Cohn, must be so proud as he watches Trump from a location well south of heaven.

So now we have a firmly conservative Supreme Court, a president with every reason to be even more belligerent going forward and a Senate that dismisses sexual assault of women.

Prozac, anyone?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Nausea

It appears certain that Brett Kavanaugh is headed to the Supreme Court.  That means the court will lurch to the right and my stomach will lurch with it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

This Week's Quote

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.

Angela Davis

Source:  Brainyquote

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Gay Addenda


This terrifically funny tweet has been lighting up Facebook.

Given my LGBTQ bent, I feel the need to add two points.  First, a fair number of lesbians—and straight women—didn't read past "ladies," so we need to get word of the riot to them.

Second, a portion of gay men read through the whole thing.  But that's good.  In the LGBTQ experience, the best riots include drag queens.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

"We Pray in the Name of Jesus"

This morning as Christine Blasey Ford prepared to state her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pat Robertson asked his "700 Club" viewers to join him in a special prayer.

"Throw confusion into those who are bringing false accusations against a future Supreme Court judge," Robertson prayed.

God heard him and thought, "Oh Pat.  Nobody's more confused than you."

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

This Week's Quote

In the interest of fairness and equal time, Ben & Jerry's is also coming out with flavors for some conservative politicians. Here's the one they made for House Speaker Paul Ryan: Vanilla. And Sen. Mitch McConnell: They went with Vanilla. And Vice President Mike Pence got Blinding White Vanilla — now with extra vanilla.

James Corden

Source:  Newsmax