Nuggets of McChristianism

June 20, 2010

And apparently this isn’t satire.  From Examiner.com:

McDonalds President and Chief of Operations Don Thompson is under fire for making disparaging remarks about the gay and lesbian community in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune. Thomas claimed that since he was Christian, McDonalds would not run any gay positive ads in the USA.

Thompson, discussing a gay positive ad released in France several weeks ago, told the Chicago Tribune that:

“I’ve never shied away from the fact that I’m a Christian. I have my own personal beliefs and I don’t impose those on anybody else. I’ve been in countries where the majority of the people in the country don’t believe in a deity or they may be atheist. Or the majority of the country is Muslim. Or it may be the majority is much younger skewed. So when you look at all these differences, it’s not that I’m to be the judge or the jury relative to right or wrong. Having said that, at McDonald’s, there are core values we stand for and the world is getting much closer. So we have a lot of conversations. We’re going to make some mistakes at times. (We talk) about things that may have an implication in one part of the world and may be the cultural norm in another part of the world. And those are things that, yes, we’re going to learn from. But, you’re right, that commercial won’t show in the United States.”

Look at the implication of Thompson’s words: I am a Christian but I won’t impose my beliefs on others; yet because I am a Christian I refuse to show a gay positive ad in the USA. The man is a hypocrite.

Clearly, Thompson is simply getting his bona fides in a row in order for President Sarah Palin to appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court.

McChristianism….

I can’t think of a better reason to eat anywhere other than McDonald’s.


Israel Luna Tapped to Direct Remake of ‘Myra Breckinridge’; Gore Vidal Approves

June 20, 2010

Was one attempt to bring Myra Breckinridge to the screen enough?  Apparently not.

From The Advocate:

“The wizened beauty of the natural order of the film industry’s meritocracy has shone through once again,” Earl Lindner, a publicist for Paramount exclaimed in accompaniment to the studio’s announcement that Israel Luna, a former gay prostitute who has gained notoriety for his empowering low-budget epic Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, has been tapped to direct a big-budget remake of the 1970 anti-classic Myra Breckinridge.  “Luna has proven that he, perhaps better than anyone currently in the film industry, understands what transsexualism is really all about.  This will aid him greatly in crafting the ultimate tool to creatively educate America about transsexualim.”

No casting decisions have been made, though insiders say that Jim Carrey has expressed interest in Buck Loner (played by John Huston in the 1970 version) and 1970’s Myra, Raquel Welch has been contacted about the role of Letitia Van Allen, notoriously protrayed in the original by Mae West.  Most interestingly, regarding the title role serious discussions have taken place with noted drag queen RuPaul and Anthony Tyler Quinn, who once played a transgender character in the short-lived FOX television series Ask Harriet.

Gore Vidal – author of the 1968 novel upon which this and the original (which he had no use for) theatrical versions are based – has voiced support for the possibility of a new film version of Myra.

“I feel the time has come for a new attempt to capture the essence of Myra Breckinridge in celluloid format,” Vidal said from his vacation home in Italy.  “Clearly, one of the problems with the 1970 version was that director Michael Sarne – as well as the gang of nobodies he had in his drug-infested orbit – were under the delusion that there actually is such a thing as a transsexual.  I’m almost 85 and the closest I’ve come to a vagina was my occasional close proximity to William F. Buckley’s brain in front of ABC’s news cameras back in 1968 and even I don’t believe that there’s such a thing as a homosexual, much less a transsexual.

And, it looks like the Luna-tick himself is already all hot and moist over the notion of being illegitimately legitimized even further:

“I had to wipe away tears when it became official” Luna said during an early-morning interview conducted in the men’s room at the Dallas bar J.R.’s.  “I’m just your ordinary gay guy who hates to see other gay guys cut off their dicks.  Paramount deserves a Nobel prize for giving me the opportunity to get my message out to as wide of an audience as possible.”

And apparently the big guns are going to be employed to make sure that Ticked-Off Quasi-Tranny With Dildo: The Next Generation actually happens:

Noted corporate lobbyist, former head of the Recording Industry Association of America and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) insider Hilary Rosen has decided to tak a leave from her recently-undertaken duties of media spinning for BP following the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster to help Isreal Luna pre-emptively attack the likely critics of his newest project, a remake of the 1970 transsexual-themed movie Myra Breckinridge.

“I initially decided to turn down the Myra Breckinridge project,” Rosen said in an interview this weekend, “but after Tony Hayward allowed himself to be seen in public with his yacht, I decided that BP was a lost cause.  And, I recall vividly what all of those lowlife transsexual bloggers did to those wonderful scholars Michael Bailey and Alice Dreger a few years ago – and what some of them did to Mr. Luna to try to prevent his current movie from being shown.  I just couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t use my skills to make sure that a fine young gay talent like that never has to suffer such an indignity again.”

“And, of course,” she added with a sparkly wink reminiscent of Sarah Palin, “the price was right.”

I did notice one item about this impending mess that seems a bit saner than the actual notion of a Myra remake:

Upon learning of the impending Luna-hemled remake of Myra, transsexual legal historian Katrina Rose, known for conclusively disproving the historical underpinning of the homosexual-centric politico-legal strategy of ‘incremental progress,’ remarked, “The ENDABlog post about a remake of Myra Brekinridge is filed under ‘satire.’  However, be honest with yourselves: Until this was pointed out to you, I bet you believed every word of it was real.”

Seriously.


Eat the Rich…

June 19, 2010

…and then vomit them back up while they’re still alive, and then burn them to heat the homes of the poor.

This needs no further illumination:

BP chief executive Tony Hayward, often criticized for being tone-deaf to U.S. concerns about the worst oil spill in American history, took time off Saturday to attend a glitzy yacht race off England’s Isle of Wight.

Spokeswoman Sheila Williams said Hayward took a break from overseeing BP efforts to stem the undersea gusher in Gulf of Mexico to watch his boat “Bob” participate in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

And use ‘Bob’ to house some of the poor who, currently, don’t even have a home to heat.


Tulsa Gives Gays and Lesbians the Special Right to Discriminate Against Trans People

June 18, 2010

And, of course, there’s cheering in the land of The John:

Sexual orientation, and….?

[ crickets ]

I opted for the screen grab instead of text copy because I thought it would be best to let folks see exactly what the acceptability agenda looks like in action.

Yes, trans inclusion is possible – unless you just don’t want to.

And, of course, those who don’t want to are lining up to do the cheering in John-land:

“If Tulsa, Oklahoma decides sexual orientation should be included with other suspect classes, and our society has evolved to be more equal, then what is holding back the Obama Administration regarding ENDA?”

Maybe it is the fact that in Oklahoma they are smart enough not to insist that sexual orientation protections be linked to transsexual bathroom issues and public cross-dressing. Maybe that has something to do with it. You can be certain that if the gay folks in Tulsa who have been fighting for job protections for 35 years had demanded that the city protect an amorphously defined “gender identity”, the result would have been no job protections for gay and lesbian people for another 35 years. That outcome would no doubt please the “LGBT” gender activists in all the queer studies departments in all of the elite universities on the East and West coasts.

But for the gay and lesbian people of Tulsa who are living real lives at real jobs and who have better things to do than play at gender deconstruction, it would have been a moral and political disaster.

That disastrous path is what HRC and other national gay groups have to date insisted upon. And that is why gay people will get nothing in 2010, 2011, or many years thereafter. That is what happens when you allow yourself to be redefined as “LGBT”.

That reminds me….

How many Ph.D.s in Trans-Eliminationism is it now that St. Barney University has handed out over the last fifteen years?


Steve King is a Treasonous Theocratic Psychopath

June 17, 2010

And  that’s a fact.

From Crooks and Liars:

[T]oday King went on Radio Iowa to defend his comments [about President Obama ‘favoring’ blacks].

During an interview on the G. Gordon Liddy talk show, King said President Obama has a “default mechanism” that “favors the black person.” King also accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of not pursuing a series of cases because those accused were minorities.

“I have no regrets about what I said. I stand by what I said because what I said is accurate. It’s factual,” King said during a telephone interview with Radio Iowa late this afternoon. “I think the president should answer and Attorney General Holder should answer for the justice department being used in the way it is, but what I said was accurate and it was objective.”

I’m not sure who is more deserving of a prosecution for treason: King, or Joe Barton.


And the Weird Thing Is: The Teabagging Treasonists Want to Take Up Arms Against the Government to Aid the Party that Aids Corporations to Create this Neo-Serfdom

June 15, 2010

From Crooks and Liars – and it pretty much speaks for itself:

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A fellow blogger tipped me to this article in Business Insider that graphically represents just how wide the income gap has become. And it’s simply staggering: The gap between the top 1% and everyone else hasn’t been this bad since the Roaring Twenties


Psycho Privilege: The Dredge Gets Another Undeserved Platform

June 15, 2010

Apparently, Psychology Today hasn’t gotten the message that Alice Dreger is an ethically-compromised hack with an agenda about as far removed from psychology as BP’s is from giving a shit about the Gulf of Mexico and real people affected by the oil spill.

The Dredge’s blog at PT?

Fetishes I Don’t Get

I shit you not.

She’s touting herself thusly:

Lately, under the auspices of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she’s been writing a walk-about history of scientific controversies in the Internet age. The book includes her own experiences in intersex rights work (she helped lead the Intersex Society of North America for about seven years) and in having done historical research that ticked off a number of transgender activists.

Get it?

Ticked off?

Alice Dreger…

Israel Luna…

Alice Luna…

Israel Dreger…

Its so hard to distinguish between various people who make money off of dehumanizing transsexual women.

She is a guest advisor to Savage Love….

Gee, who would have ever thunk that she’d be an ally of Joe Fudgepacker?

…and her essay, “Lavish Dwarf Entertainment,” was chosen for Norton’s annual Best Creative Non-Fiction volume of 2009.

Well, why stop at dehumanizing one group of people, eh?

As Lynn Conway points out via e-mail regarding this latest publication to legitimize the illegitimacy of the Dredge:

This provides her with quite a pulpit for propagating her pumped-up vita, publicizing her book, glorifying her beloved Bailey and spewing bigotry against trans-activists.
Her biopage signals how she’ll frame the Bailey fiasco as a case of dangerous anti-social behavior by a handful of lunatic activists – when in fact it was a revolutionary internet-based uprising in the wider trans-community against trans-pathologization by the CAMH clique.
 
It’s also clear that she’s positioning herself as a heroine of intersex rights. Wonder how she’ll explain why she’s become a pariah in the intersex community? By going on attack mode and demonizing a few intersex activists? Probably.
Seems that the LGBTI community needs to position another Psychology Today blogger who can tell “the rest of the story.”

 

I wouldn’t say that too loudly, Lynn.  I’m sure PT will let RuPaul speak ‘for’ us.