But Without the ‘War on Drugs’, How Many, Self-Declared Morally-Upstanding White People Would be Forced to Find Jobs That Are Actually Beneficial to Society?

April 30, 2011

How many indeed?


How Many of You Have Been Allowed to Work at the Same Place for the Last Sixteen Years?

April 28, 2011

I’m just askin’:

Since 1995, Candace Gingrich-Jones has served as a key advocate for issues of importance to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.


Translation: Ain’t No Trans Freak Fit To Lead Any Gays Any Day, Any Way For Any Pay – And While You’re At It, Why Aren’t You Kissing Our Collective Ring For Letting You Pretend To Be Equal To Us?

April 28, 2011

My question regarding ‘Equality’ Maryland’s hiring of Lynne Bowman as interim E.D.:

Were any trans people considered for this interim position?

That was it.

That was the entirety of the comment.

It was a simple question.

Now, the word “simple” also comes to mind with respect to the following response to that comment – a response from Anonymous:

Do you want it to be mandatory that a bisexual was considered for the position? What about gay men? As small as the trans community is, I should be asking what about mandatory consideration of Catholic Japanese gay men. The notion that a trans person has to be considered for every job opening at EQMD is absurd. It’s impossible to get anyone highly qualified to take on these jobs and you want us to limit ourselves to a group that is less than 1% of the population. Talk about putting agenda over sense.

Again…

“Simple” is applicable – but only as part of a compound word.

Now, lets take this apart, shall we?

Do you want it to be mandatory that a bisexual was considered for the position?

In a word, yes.  And the amazing thing is – now I know that you’ll have trouble grasping this, but do try – you might be able to find a very competent trans woman or trans man who is also bisexual!

Really!

What about gay men?

Well, what about ’em?

Appletini?

Now…

As small as the trans community is, I should be asking what about mandatory consideration of Catholic Japanese gay men.

Well, this calls for my overall response to Brave Anonymitymeister: Thank you for contributing to my dissertation.

The notion that a trans person has to be considered for every job opening at EQMD is absurd.

Well, I’d like to say that the notion that a (presumably) gay someone from the brave (presumablygay) recesses of (presumably gay) anonymity can’t see that trans people are rarely considered for such jobs – and, for all practical purposes, trans women never are – is “absurd.”

I’d like to, but I can’t.

Its just typical.

But, we have yet to get to the money shot:

 It’s impossible to get anyone highly qualified to take on these jobs….

Yes, there we have it.  We see what gays really think about a concept more scary to them than trans people working for gays: them working for trans people.  Clearly, in their worldview, no trans people could possibly actually be qualified for any position in GayWorld™, so even our most meager of requests to be considered even for grunt work in the Gay Rights Industry™ is an imposition on the ever-so-important time of those who really matter – meaning that our demands to be considered for executroid  (and other non-grunt) work is akin to party crashing Kate and Willie’s shindig and demanding that Liz give Phil a blow job to entertain the inbred and other denizens of class obscenityat the reception.

Not, of course, that we haven’t known that for years (or, in light of a certain something or another having gone on for ten years now, perhaps decades would be more appropriate.)


A Question for Pat Robertson

April 28, 2011

Dear Marion:

What is your explanation as to why your alleged deity opened his can of tornado whoop-ass and aimed it at good, clean, christianist, gay-hatin’ Alabama?

Not enough lynchings lately?

No front-row seats for the apostles at the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert?

Not enough effort put in into that attempt to re-animate Bear Bryant’s corpse? 

Not enough effort put in into that attempt to re-animate George Wallace’s corpse?

Seriously, we all would like to know.

Sincerely,

Everyone on the planet who has a functioning brain, particularly everyone in the French Quarter of New Orleans (you know, the gay-est part of NOLA but the part least touched by Hurricane Katrina?)


Why America is Dead – Period: Christianists Expect People Not to Point Out the Fact that the Moon Reflects Light and Has No Light Source of its Own

April 28, 2011

As disturbing as this theocratic insanity is, its actually not a self-executing punchline:

Bill Nye, the harmless children’s edu-tainer known as “The Science Guy,” managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun.

As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own.

But don’t tell that to the good people of Waco, who were “visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence,” according to the Waco Tribune.

Nye was in town to participate in McLennan Community College’s Distinguished Lecture Series. He gave two lectures on such unfunny and adult topics as global warming, Mars exploration, and energy consumption.

But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights — the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.”

The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector.

At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled “We believe in God!” and left with three children, thus ensuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they’d always suspected.

No…

This is the punchline:

This story originally appeared in the Waco Tribune, but the newspaper has mysteriously pulled its story from the online version, presumably to avoid further embarrassment.

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/06/04062006wacbillnye.html

Well, I guess I was wrong about one thing.

Apparently Morgan Meneses-Sheets’ post-‘Equality’ Maryland gig wasn’t with HRC after all.  Apparently it is with the McLennan County, Texas, tourist bureau – doctoring news stories so as to make people with brains think that Waco actually supports the concept of sanity.


“I guess this blows EQMD’s ‘we don’t want any out of staters getting involved with our campaigns’ right out of the water.”

April 28, 2011

The title of this post is the bulk of a comment that Tom Lang made to the following Queer Channel Media item, noting that Lynne Bowman would become ‘Equality’ Maryland’s interim executive director on Monday:

Bowman has served as director of programs and services for the Equality Federation, a national association of state LGBT groups. She is also a founder of Equality Ohio and most recently served as campaign manager for Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher’s U.S. Senate bid.

“During Lynne’s time with the Equality Federation and as executive director of Equality Ohio, Lynne consistently demonstrated strong, visionary leadership,” said Rebecca Isaacs, executive director of the Equality Federation in a statement.

“Equality Maryland is thrilled to have a nationally known and respected leader at the helm of the organization,” the group said in a joint statement to the Blade from Chuck Butler, board chair of Equality Maryland, and Patrick Wojahn, chair of the Equality Maryland Foundation.

Nationally known?  What exactly is the standard for determining that? ‘Known by a majority of the caviar-snorters on the HRC gala committee’?

Nationally known…

But not from Maryland…

and not a person of color…

and not a trans person…

Three strikes and…………………………………………………………..


Can We Just Go Ahead and Trade Oklahoma For a Future Draft Pick?

April 28, 2011

Seriously.  Osama?  Its yours if you want it.

In fact, forget the draft pick.  Do you have a few extra goats?

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, a Republican, made questionable remarks in the wake of a measure seeking to ban affirmative action programs advancing in the state, Tulsa World reports.

According to the local outlet:

Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”

And in other news, an unnamed reality-based politician introduced a bill of attainder against Phyllis Schlafly for opposing the E.R.A. based on the fallacy that women have a ‘right’ to not work.