Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Trump is orange because of "good genes."
Who's fooling who?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

This Week's Quote

I often get mistaken for Dumbledore. One wizard is very much like another.

Ian McKellen

Source:  Brainyquote

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Man on a Roll

A few days ago I introduced you to Eric Porterfield, the West Virginia Republican legislator who compared the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan. Now it's clear the resulting furor didn't make the man more circumspect.

When a TV interviewer asked what he'd do if his daughter or son came out as gay, he joked that he'd drown them.

What's next? A promise to electrocute gay puppies?

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Gang's All Here

You might not have heard that an openly gay man is among the Democratic candidates for president. Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., is a Rhodes Scholar and Afghanistan War veteran. He's also married to a man.

He doesn't have a prayer, you might think. Openly gay is rough enough, but add to that the fact that a small-city mayor has never won the presidency. Nor has anyone in his 30s. Buttigieg also has little name recognition, or, for that matter, little name pronounceability.

But his biggest obstacle to winning the Democratic nomination? The other 6,183 Democrats running for it.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hoodless

West Virginia Republican Delegate Eric Porterfield said in an interview yesterday morning, "The LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan, without wearing hoods with their antics of hate."

Yes, we like to show off our hair whenever we commit a hate antic.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Making History

Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur was sentenced today to life in prison for murdering eight men. McArthur posed the corpses in costumes before dismembering and hiding the bodies in planters.

Even for a serial killer, McArthur overachieved in the macabre department.

Starting in 2010, the 67-year old former mall Santa picked up his victims in Toronto's Gay Village, zeroing in on men on the margins of Canadian society. "Would police have taken more and swifter action if McArthur’s victims had not been gay or people of color, homeless or addicted to drugs?" queried an editorial in the Toronto Star.

Probably. But all we know for certain is that Bruce McArthur now joins Jeffrey Dahmer as white, gay serial murderers who preyed on men of color and did unspeakable things with their corpses.

By virtue of their infamy, these two are part of LGBT history. But they're sure as hell not the part anyone wants to see on postage stamps.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This Week's Quote

Boy, they couldn't get out of there fast enough!! A stampede to the exits as the exhausted audience rushes to the nearest open bar. I know I did.

Bette Midler on Trump's State of the Union address

Source:  Twitter

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

From My POV

So, WDYT of the POTUS' pledge during the SOTU to defeat AIDS?  And do you even understand that sentence?

After Trump spoke of ending HIV in the USA, my first thought was this was a sop to LGBT voters, an attempt to counteract the considerable damage he's done us as he seeks reelection. My second thought was this was a sop to Congressional Democrats. My third thought was OMG am I cynical.

BTW, after that I stopped thinking. At the end of his speech all I could come up with was TGIF—Thank God It's Finished.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Facing Agent Orange

Four lawmakers have invited transgender members of the service to be their guests when President Trump delivers his State of the Union address tomorrow, an obvious jab at Trump's transgender military ban.

Being willing to sit through Trump's twaddle when they don't have to should prove once and for all that transgender troops will do anything for their country.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Getting Real

On this Groundhog Day, the critical question is not whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.  It's whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg's doctors see any more cancer.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

God Almighty!

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president."

Until now, God's biggest mistake had been the hairy frogfish.

This Week's Quote

There's less in this than meets the eye.

Tallulah Bankhead

Source:  The Book of Gay & Lesbian Quotations