Monday, December 5, 2016

A Celebratory Poem

Election Day was nearly a month ago, but today a certain governor of North Carolina conceded to challenger Roy Cooper.  In 2016, we'll take any good election news we can.  And make it rhyme.  Sort of.

There was a southern governor named McCrory,
Who thought HB2 was hunky-dory.
    The economy took a whack,
    And voters gave him the sack.
No longer does Pat guard the lavatory.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The 2016 Welcome Wagon

Noted homophobe and Vice President-elect Mike Pence is temporarily renting a home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  Several of his new neighbors responded by hanging rainbow flags from their homes.

There's even talk of delivering rainbow cakes to Pence's door.  Such neighborliness.  That's sure to make the Midwesterner feel right at home.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This Week's Quote

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality.  It's like disapproving of rain.

Francis Maude


Monday, November 28, 2016

Protecting Minors From the Likes of Mike

Erie County, N.Y., legislator Patrick Burke has introduced a law to ban conversion therapy.  The legislation is called the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment--or PENCE.

Nice Brogue

from Lizzy the Lezzy

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mike's Night Out

Mike Pence had a rough night at the theater last night.  It wasn't as rough as Abraham Lincoln's night at the theater, but it's worth mentioning.

Pence went to see "Hamilton" on Broadway, and as he headed to his seat, fellow theater-goers booed him.  After the show, cast member Brandon Dixon addressed him directly, saying, “We, sir, we are the diverse America, who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights."

Now, reports The Huffington Post, the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag has Twitter users offering up Pence-ified versions of classic musicals, and boy are they good.  My favorites:

--Bigot and the Beast
--Joseph Isn't Allowed To Wear His Technicolor Dreamcoat In Public Anymore
--Deport Miss Saigon
--Les Deplorables
--The Lyin' King
--An American In Paris Cause He Needed Healthcare
--Annie Get Your Gun Without A Background Check
--Annie Get Your IUD (before Jan 20)

Friday, November 18, 2016

These First 10 Days

Here we are, 10 days out from that awful, no good, very bad Election Day. Since that day, there have been over 700 incidents of harassment around the country, reports the Southern Poverty Law Center, with 80 of those being anti-LGBT.

It's mourning in America.

In his recent interview with "60 Minutes," president-elect Donald Trump surprised everyone when he described same-sex marriage as having been "settled" by the Supreme Court.  The matter is "done" and he's "fine with that."

He wasn't fine with it during the campaign, saying he would "strongly consider" appointing Supreme Court justices who would overturn marriage equality.   Is he lying now?  Then?  Does he know?

Today we learned that Trump wants Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general. The Alabama senator consistently earned zeroes on HRC's Congressional Scorecard, due to his penchant for voting against LGBT rights every chance he got.  The Advocate reports that in one session he zoomed to an HRC score of 15 out of 100 because he voted to confirm a gay federal judge.  I can only assume some bad Senate bean soup that day put him off his game.

Did I start by saying it was a terrible Election Day?  Yes, the top race had a ghastly result, but there were positive results as well.  Oregon became the first state to elect an openly LGBT governor by choosing bisexual Kate Brown.  It looks like North Carolina has dumped Gov. Pat McCrory, he of HB2 infamy, for Democrat Roy Cooper.

But McCrory is now claiming voter fraud.  His campaign says dead people voted.  That could be--I'm thinking a bunch of deceased transgender folks, angered by Gov. Bathroom, came back to flush McCrory away.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This Week's Quote

There's nothing wrong with being gay. I have plenty of friends who are going to hell.

Stephen Colbert