Yes, it causes the blood to boil.
Yet, it is also nice when the professional gay elite lets down its guard and say what it really thinks. Case in point: Ann Rostow, yammering in the SF Bay Times:
it is significant, since the topics in a State of the Union are carefully chosen. I’m encouraged that the President decided to focus on the military ban rather than the insipid Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which is now pending in both houses of Congress. When I say “pending,” I mean that the bill has been introduced and heard in some committees or something. I don’t mean that it is about to pass or even scheduled for a vote. ENDA has been kicking around since 1994, and it’s about as useful to 21st century gay rights as a Betamax player.
Here’s a little secret for the self-important, overpaid, underworked professional gay elite class: I actually still own a Betamax.
Yes, I also own a VHS, and 8mm handycam and even a DVD recorder.
However, the Betamax actually does still work – but that’s actually irrelevant because the most important fact is that, at least at some point in time, it did work: it functioned in the manner that it was supposed to, accomplishing the task of playing pre-recorded Beta videocassettes and recording onto blank ones.
It functioned in the manner that it was supposed to function.
Translation: It accomplished something.
Unlike the self-important, overpaid, underworked professional gay elite class who never actually needed a federal gay rights law even when the concept was a new as the U-Matic.
Thanks, though, for – yet again – showing us your true colors.