Crisp and Remembrance

November 30, 2009

While I’m at it regarding posting old photos, here is one that I believe has heretofore never seen the light of day.  After shooting the roll back in 1998 I never did anything with it other than to make a contact sheet.

However, now – with a functioning negative scanner and with the tenth anniversary of his death having passed by a week or so ago, I give you…

a clothed Naked Civil Servant – Quentin Crisp at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, December 1998.

I have to admit that I feel a bit odd lauding the guy in any way.  Yes, he was a long-standing personage in LGBT circles but there’s no way around the fact that some of the stuff he said that night was downright racist (one particular remark about Princess Diana and “Arabs” sticks out.)

Having said that, I do still enjoy his performance in Orlando.

War and Remembrance

November 30, 2009

The war is anticipatory – anticipatory of the truth being revealed as to why ENDA is about to be slow-walked into oblivion.

The remembrance…


and don’t forget who is who – and what is what.

One More Reason to Hate the Cheney Family

November 30, 2009

And, of course, it involves Mary ‘What’s wrong with me getting all of the equality I need via the womb from which I emerged? I can’t be bothered with queers who couldn’t choose better political parentage’ Cheney:

Morning Joe’s guest had written a book about the Secret Service and just dropped the bomb that Mary Cheney got the leader of her Secret Service detail replaced (fired) because he wouldn’t organize her detail as a taxi service for her and her friends.

Suzan Cooke on AROOO

November 30, 2009

My only real issue with Suzan’s take is referring to the A Room of our Own bit as “diarrhea.”

That clearly constitutes an unnecessary insult to diarrhea.

Here is one bit of historical background that Suzan offers – specifically regarding the Daly-Raymond axis:

Their Catholicism is the source of their ideology not feminism.  I may blend anarchism and Marxist class consciousness with my feminism but they had to do an even bigger trick, that is to say they had to build their feminism on a foundation of misogyny.

I recommend reading the entire post.

Attention Uncharged Wall Street Criminals

November 30, 2009


[L]ook, not everyone’s doing poorly. In fact, the Masters of the Universe are back to their old free-spending ways, thanks to the massive government bailout funded by our tax dollars:

Conspicuous consumption is making a comeback on Wall Street. But no one wants to admit they’re doing it.As traders and investment bankers near the finish line of what looks like a boom year for pay, some are spending money like the financial crisis never happened. From $15,000-a-week Caribbean getaways to art auctions to $200,000 platinum wristwatches that automatically adjust for leap years, signs of the good life are returning.

“What we’re seeing in the last four to eight weeks is a fairly substantial uptick” in demand for extravagant purchases as Wall Street employees grow more confident that the market’s steep rebound so far in 2009 will soon bring them fat bonuses, says David Arnold, senior vice president at Robb Report, a magazine targeted at the super-wealthy.


Wall Street criminals who think that you’re not criminals just because you’ve managed to write laws that prevent you from being indicted for anything…

Yes, you…

Does the name Marie Antionette ring a bell?

If not, I’d look into it.  That $200K wristwatch isn’t the only clock that’s running.

DOR Chicago 2009

November 30, 2009

Vanessa Edwards Foster has posted video of her keynote at the Chicago Day of Remembrance event.  Here are the links; embedding didn’t work:

Congresscritters or Scampaigners? Hmmmm…Who to Believe? Who to Believe?

November 30, 2009

Rex Wockner on the House slow-down on ENDA:

Asked for comment on the delays and rewriting, HRC spokesman Trevor Thomas e-mailed the Advocate story and some links on HRC’s Web site that are older than the Advocate story. When asked for more information, Thomas accused this reporter of being out of touch with HRC’s ENDA-related efforts.

He later wrote: “After speaking with our legislative team I can tell you that the entire coalition is working closely with the (congressional) committee. It is our understanding that the legal issues the committee wants to address before markup will continue to keep ENDA on a parallel track with Title VII.”

A high-placed, longtime source alleged that the House “committee staff aren’t talking to HRC at all and HRC is in the dark about what’s going on.” Thomas said that is false “and I’ve reconfirmed we are talking with committee staff.”

Yes, there’s some not-so-funny business going on in Congress regarding ENDA, but that song-and-St. Vitus-dance by the Scampaign-oid only re-begs a long-standing question: Why does HRC even still exist?  That nonspeak is less substantive than the ‘statement’ issued by Tiger Woods about his ‘accident.’

And forget the gay-trans divide, an even bigger begged question is: What has that organization ever done for anyone who doesn’t collect a paycheck from it?