Enough Already – What’s Next? Buchanan-ism from Queer Channel Media?

July 31, 2009

Responding to a Washington Blade query about whether there would ever be a gay SCOTUS justice, someone named Ron Krise declared:

One of your readers said the country was run by “old white men” — but just where is the proof of that? We have a black president, a black attorney general, a female secretary of state and many cabinet chiefs or senior posts are filled by non-white males. Whites are now the minority in four states, including California. In 20 years, 17 states will be minority white. Most big city mayors are non-white male. 

As a gay male, even I know that those so-called “old white men” (read: straight) have passed many laws that have benefited minority groups. Ask yourself, can you honestly see a Supreme Court totally black, female and Hispanic? I shudder at the thought. What’s next? A chairman of the Joint Chiefs bringing his sheep to work? A few cross-dressing senators on the floor filibustering? A group of drag queen representatives in the House? A blind 747 pilot? A deaf music critic? Lifeguards who cannot swim? 

Why not, isn’t it their human/civil right?  …  The last real generation of whites are lying beneath the sands of Iwo Jima and Normandy. Now, most are pink with yellow stripes running down their backs.

Rome tried multiculturalism and look what happened to them. It’s only a matter of time.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the media melange that saw fit to (attempt to) legitimize a gay prostitute who had made a (fake) name for himself by trying to pass as a journalist would run a letter like this.

Yet – I acually am still surprised…

and thoroughly disgusted.


July 30, 2009

Ethan St. Pierre has posted the audio of his interview with me on the Radical Trannies from a few weeks back.

Find it here.

Watch Out, Lebanon

July 30, 2009

From Queer Channel Media:

A fundraising event to benefit an LGBT community center in Lebanon last week took a surprise turn when stunned audience members were shown graphic photographs of beheaded corpses and images purportedly depicting U.S. soldiers preparing to execute gay Iraqis.

Two gay Iraqi refugees, who declined to use their real names, delivered a presentation at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters July 24 in which they detailed alleged abuses of fellow gay Iraqis while calling on their audience to donate funds to Helem, a Lebanon-based center that works to address the plight of LGBT people in the Middle East.

The July 24 event was co-sponsored by HRC, Human Rights Watch, and the National LGBT Bar Association, according to a posting on HRC’s blog.

HRC also listed the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission as a co-sponsor, but Sarah Tobias, an IGLHRC spokesperson, said her organization wasn’t involved.

I have extremely mixed emotions about this since the report, if true, is important information that needs to get out.


HRC has yet to actually accomplish anything in this country.  Why is it expending any resources whatsoever for an LGB(cough, hack…T..wink, wink, nudge, nudge) center in the ‘jumbo shrimp’ (jumbo shrimp – you know, an oxymoron like ‘military intelligence’ and ‘Lebanese government’) of nations?

Finally – Children Fighting Back Against Religionist Mind Control

July 30, 2009

From KCCI:

Police in Utah say a 7-year-old boy led officers on a car chase in an effort to avoid going to church.

Dispatchers received reports of a child driving recklessly on Sunday morning. Weber County Sheriff’s Capt. Klint Anderson says one witness said the boy drove through a stop sign. 


Anderson says when the boy’s father later confronted him, the boy said he didn’t want to go to church. The boy is too young to prosecute and no citations were issued, although police did urge the father to make his car keys more inaccessible to children.

How about suggesting to the father that he shouldn’t force his child to submit to the rituals of mind-dissolving mythological nonsense? 

Forget simply not prosecuting; I think the kid deserves a medal.

How to Get the ‘Birthers’ to Shut Up

July 27, 2009


President Obama, with the help of the State of Hawaii, will produce, for viewing, his birth certificate, showing that he was born in Honolulu in 1961…


Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin and Trigg Palin all submit to DNA tests, showing…

Well, you know….

Transsexual Women Are Demonized For Simply Wanting to Use the Restroom While Gay Men Want Taxpayer-Funded Public Sex Parks

July 26, 2009

When I read this Bilerico item, I was hoping it was satire.

It wasn’t.

There ought to be municipally owned and operated (or licensed) “male sex parks”. They ought to be located in commercial areas that have nearby discreet parking options. These parks ought to be roughly one quarter of an acre in size and securely walled with one metal-detecting entrance/exit where admission is paid and personal possessions and/or clothing are checked. There should be some shelter from rain, some benches and some trees and sturdy landscaping. There should be toilets without walls because in this type of venue, there is no reason for privacy and also because building separate stalls would only encourage drug use and unsafe sex. There should be dispensers stocked with condoms, lube and hand sanitizer.These facilities should be staffed by municipal employees who monitor the behavior of the attendees.

Any gay man who supports such an idea should immediately – forcibly if necessary – be strapped to a lie-detector and asked if he has ever lifted a finger to stop transsexual women from being demonized for simply wanting to be able to use women’s restrooms for their intended non-sexual purpose.

And – for those thinking that only lil’ ol’ trans-rights-obsessive me would poo-poo such an idea, here’s what ‘Horny Lonely Lesbian’ had to say:

Do these parks include an area for gay women ? What about an area for heteros? And maybe a special area marked for “bis” or “trans” only ?

Your plan enacts a perfect opportunity for the right wingers to screech about “the gays” demanding “special rights”, and their perception that being gay is just “all about sex”.

Nowhere for anonymous “safer” sex ? Oh boo hoo, cry me a river… Join the rest of us in the real world, and get it where you can.

Sorry if I offended anyone, just stating an alternate opinion.

She ended her remark with a 🙂 .

She shouldn’t have.  It was a very valid critique of a very stupid idea.

Gov. Jesse Ventura Was Bald

July 25, 2009

An observation from C&L:

[H]ave you ever noticed that the more beautiful a politican’s hair, the more likely he is to be completely full of crap?

Of course, this refers to Rick Perry of Texas – and with good reason.

How Many Are Gay-Owned?

July 24, 2009

In Queer Channel Media, Rhodes Perry and Jason Terry note:

UNDER DISTRICT [of Columbia] LAW, all residents have the right to use a bathroom consistent with their gender identity or expression, regardless of others’ perceptions. The regulations also specify that all single occupancy restrooms (any restroom intended for use by one person at a time) in any public or commercial space, like a restaurant, should only use gender-neutral signage. For example, signs reading “Men” and “Women” must be replaced with signs that read “Restroom,” or another non-gendered label.

Despite these regulations, many businesses all over D.C. are not in compliance with the law, which is why the D.C. Trans Coalition along with the D.C. Office of Human Rights recently launched the Bathroom Access & Safety Campaign, otherwise known as the “Pee in Peace Campaign” — a community mobilization project designed to ensure bathroom access and safety for all District residents, including trans and gender non-conforming individuals.

The groups are developing a list of all non-compliant businesses throughout D.C.

Hopefully the data collection will make note of how many of the non-compliant businesses are owned/managed by gays and lesbians.

Inquiring minds should want to know.

Fine – Then Let Every Non-White Person in Massachusetts Barge Into His House And Demand That He Show His ID

July 23, 2009

CNN shows why people who hate cops have a valid reason for the hate:

Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer said Thursday he will “never apologize” about how he handled the arrest of prominent black Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“That apology will never come from me as Jim Crowley, it won’t come from me as sergeant in the Cambridge Police Department,” Sgt. James Crowley told Boston radio station WEEI. “Whatever anybody else chooses to do in the name of the city of Cambridge or the Cambridge Police Department which are beyond my control, I don’t worry about that. I know what I did was right. I have nothing to apologize for.”

Crowley also said he was exercising caution and is clearly not a racist based on his previous actions.

Those actions, Crowley told the Boston Herald, include giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to former Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis, who suffered a fatal heart attack in 1993 at Brandeis University when Crowley was a campus cop.

Yeh – and the Republican Party isn’t a racist organization because it placed a black guy in its chairman slot.

The U.S. Constitution forbids the bestowing of titles of nobility, but at the end of the day that’s what the title of police officer has become.  They have the absolute power of life and death over anyone they come across – and as this incident shows, that includes people lawfully in their own home who prove that they are lawfully in their own home.  That cop could have blown Gates away and made up a story about what happened – and if he did, he’d walk.  If Gates had even touched the cop, he’d have been charged not with disorderly conduct (or whatever the arcane charge actually was) but with assaulting a member of the nobility a cop and the charge would have stuck at least long enough to cost Gates thousands of dollars in legal expenses – which Gates may well have, but average serfs citizens do not.

Until the class of nobles who have been granted the power of life and death over the serfs citizenry, the Constitution is just as worthless as the Bush junta wanted it to be.

When you ride with Jim Crowley, you ride with bin Laden.

Analysis Scoreboard

July 23, 2009

From the Bay Area Reporter:

As Evan Wolfson, head of the national Freedom to Marry group and one of the first attorneys to litigate a gay marriage case, puts it, Gill [v. Office of Personnel Management] and Massachusetts [v. U.S.] aren’t looking for a “one-shot, all-or-nothing” ruling about marriage equality nationwide. They seek to nudge the courts in the right direction – getting the courts to first say that states should be allowed to regulate marriage and treat all married couples equally, for instance, or that same-sex couples should be able to receive equal benefits. Such incremental rulings, he said, “would still hand us an enormous victory that would have positive effects nationwide.”

Bear in mind, this is the guy who, well into the anti-same-sex-marriage backlash, said that there was no backlash.

Now, I’m off to worship at the feet of Bill Kristol to get some excellent Middle East prognostication.