It Ain’t Just Bidness

February 29, 2012

Seems like a legend and an out-of- work bum look a lot alike, Daddy.
– Little Enos Burdette

Recall this from about a month ago?

Progressives have long tried to expose the influence the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wields in state house across the country, but one Florida lawmaker is making it too easy.

Funded almost entirely by large corporations, ALEC produces “model legislation” favorable to industry that state lawmakers can introduce as their own bills.

In November, Florida state Rep. Rachel Burgin (R) introduced a resolution (PDF here) that would officially call on the federal government to reduce corporate taxes, but she apparently forgot to remove ALEC’s mission statement from the top of the bill, which she seems to have copied word-for-word from ALEC’s model bill:

Well, here’s what that alleged desire for “free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty” yielded back during the roaring ’80s:

Now, given the federalism shpiel I might be able to see how ALEC would concoct something like this directed solely at (imagined) federal government intrusion on the states. 

But why exactly would such an organization have a problem with citizens – individually or in concert – successfully advocating for pro-gay and pro-trans stuff at the state and local level?

Seems like ALEC and Mass Resistance sound a lot alike.

Pot? Check. Kettle? Check. Black? Check. Brain? Nowhere to be Found

February 28, 2012

Suddenly, The Bil seems interested in “the whole truth.”

And someone else at Shillerico also seems concerned about differences between facts and rumors, and – GASP! – between right and wrong:

Are Atlanta LGBT Activists Wrong on the Brandon White Incident?

Over the weekend, the LGBT activist group Change Atlanta claimed that Brandon White, the gay man beaten by three other men, was lying about his story.  They said Brandon knew his attackers and he was beaten because he threatened to out them as gay. So, according to Change Atlanta, this wasn’t a hate crime. This was an act of revenge and Brandon had it coming.

This group also held two conferences spreading this notion around Atlanta.

[H]ere are my issues with Change Atlanta’s actions: First, this claim is based on rumors.


Whether or not something is based on less than solid, proven facts is significant?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

At Shillerico??!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Since when?

Let me remind he of the swiss-cheese mentality – and they who spew with his permission at his vomitorium – of the scoreboard in the “whole truth” game:  Actual Vancouver Facts 1– The Shit that Bil Browning and Several Other Gay Male Bloggers Pulled Out of Their Asses 0

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The Trans-Exterminationism Behind the Circular Rhetoric, the Fifth Column, the Kool-Aid and the Quislings

February 26, 2012

We’ve seen this:

But in the first image, note that phrase under ‘likes’ that’s truncated: ‘The Transsexual…’

I wonder what it could possibly be that the poodle purveyors could possibly like?

I wonder who else likes what…






Well, when I see  this:

I remember this:

I guess it all depends on what the definition of ‘exterminate’ is, eh?

In OUR view, MtFs are still MEN because they were SOCIALIZED as men….
   – “Undercover Punk” (a/k/a/Bess Hungerford)

Extermination of personal, social and – because there is no way for it not to follow – legal identity…

with a kool-aid aperitif…

all served on a U.N. placemat.

This is Why Trans People in Maryland Can’t Have Nice Things

February 25, 2012

Lets see…



Lesbians are generally not the ones using the word “Lesbian” as a shaming tactic. Lesbians are generally not the ones who say that other Lesbians don’t speak for the GLBT Community or for Lesbians. It’s Late-Transitioning Heterosexual Males who do this with regularity. It’s Late-Transitioning Heterosexual Males who tell Feminists who argue against overbroad Gender Identity legislation that Lesbians “just don’t understand.”


Any questions?


I hope that a few people have a few questions for the publisher of Baltimore Out Loud.

Countdown to GLAAD saying something about Baltimore Out Loud allowing someone who promotes such trans-eliminationism to write for it…

Oh, who am I kidding? GLAAD will probably give Transpoodles an award.

The Difference Between This…

February 24, 2012

…and certain gay men telling trans people to lighten up over their usage of transphobic slurs?

(No – I mean OTHER than the fact that one will get a pass from GLAAD.)

History! Repeated! Maryland Trans People Fucked Again!

February 23, 2012

No more appropriate moment of zen than:

…worked like a charm!
        – The old gang from 2001


February 22, 2012

HRC head Solmonese to join Obama campaign. Hmm…

Did HRC under Solmonese try to curry favor with the White House so that the President would speak at their dinners (i.e., help them fundraise) and, ultimately, offer Solmonese a cushy job in the campaign, and then the administration?  Well, it’s certainly a concern a number of us have expressed publicly before, and now it seems to be playing out just as we feared.

Whether it’s appearance or reality….

…but when trans people connect these sorts of dots (five gay male bloggers – including that one – as well as the zombie quasi-publication that used to be the Advocate lying about what a news report said, seemingly doing the lying for no other reason than to churn the existing anti-trans sentiment among the dregs of the already-overly-privileged gay elite?) we’re branded as paranoid and, even worse, not-team-players.

No appletini-laden HRC water bottles for us, eh?

Conjoined Darkness of Bigoted Certitude

February 21, 2012

Was this authored by a radfem trans-exterminationist or a radical christianist trans-exterminationist?

What is it about Baltimore County councilmember Tom Quirk? He sponsors a “gender identity” bill to legalize transvestite behavior with the result that cross-dressing men will be able to enter the ladies’ room. Then he fails to understand how this could be a problem.

Naturally upset that they will be forced to share their bathrooms with men, a long line of women testified before Quirk and asked him to consider their privacy and safety concerns. Rape victims complained that his bill opens the door to peeping toms and cross-dressing men still sexually attracted to women.

Was this authored by a radfem trans-exterminationist or a radical christianist trans-exterminationist?

Here is our point: male persons have cross-dressed in order to gain access to sex-segregated spaces with the specific intent to harm females. This has happened. Many times. That’s all we need to know.

Now ask yourself: What exactly is the difference in negative effect on the lives of all trans people between the hate espoused by radfem trans-exterminationists and that espoused by radical christianist trans-exterminationists?

How Many of the People Who Are Complaining About Sam Arora’s Flip-Flop on Marriage in 2011-12 Were Okay With St. Barney’s Flip-Flop on Trans-Inclusion in 2007?

February 20, 2012

After all, St. Barney did co-sponsor the 2007’s legitimate ENDA, HR 2015.

That would appear to be some sort of crossing-of-the-rubicon, no?

What distinguishes Arora from other no voters is that Arora campaigned 2010 not only on the promise of voting yes, but even going so far as to promise to sponsor the bill.

And for a time, he delivered. He was among the introductory sponsors in 2011.

Friday when marriage equality finally did reach the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates, Arora voted no.

At this point, I’d like to run out and grab some White Castle hamburgers…

…but, I forgot: restaurants – even White Castles – are public accommodations.

The Tipped Hand

February 19, 2012

The Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool‘s future golden-parachuter, on Maryland’s impending second political hate crime against trans people:

We could not be more grateful to the Delegates who today voted to make all Maryland families stronger.

Including the ones with members who can, thanks to the political hate crime committed against trans people in Maryland in 2001, and will continue to be able to legally discriminated against by the non-trans gays and lesbians who will be able to get married in Maryland?


We could not be more grateful to the Delegates who today voted to make all Maryland families stronger. 

The Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool couldn’t, eh?


It couldn’t be more grateful if the Maryland legislature had, at the very least, dealt with rectifying the 2001 law giving gays and lesbians the special right to discriminate against trans people along with dealing with same-sex marriage?

What, by chance, has the Scampaign been dealing with….?

 The Human Rights Campaign has committed extensive resources to the Maryland effort, including helping to create Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the broad-based coalition made up of labor, faith, civil liberties, and LGBT organizations. HRC provided the campaign’s senior staff and spearheaded the field, communications, and faith components of the coalition effort.


The Coalition

• HRC helped create the Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition that includes primary partners 1199 SEIU, Progressive Maryland, Equality Maryland, and the ACLU of Maryland. Additional coalition partners, including the NAACP-Baltimore, can be found here.
• We provided senior staff to the coalition, including the campaign manager (Sultan Shakir), field director (Travis Tazelaar), communications director (Kevin Nix), faith outreach director (MacArthur Flournoy) and coalition director (David Turley).
• HRC hired the lobbying firms of Alexander & Cleaver and Harris Jones & Malone and commissioned public opinion polls by Hart Research on attitudes toward marriage equality in Maryland.

Field Operation

HRC spearheaded the grassroots effort, which generated the following constituent communications (all numbers approximate):
• 15,000 post cards filled out by constituents and delivered to legislators
• 8,000 emails to legislators, plus another 800 thanking Governor O’Malley
• 130 phone banks statewide
• 16,000 phone calls into legislator offices


HRC kept a continuous drumbeat going in the press as to why lawmakers should pass the bill. We paid particular attention to cultivating the most effective spokespeople living in key parts of the state.
• On behalf of the coalition, HRC produced 15 web ads featuring prominent voices and everyday Marylanders who spoke about commitment and family. Governor O’Malley kicked off the video series, followed by the Baltimore Mayor, 1199 SEIU’s Ezekiel Jackson, actor Mo’Nique, supportive clergy, civil rights legends Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond, and impacted couples who live in Baltimore and Prince George’s County.
• HRC helped execute three notable press conferences: the coalition’s launch, the Governor’s bill introduction, and a clergy call.

Faith Work

Along with Maryland Faith for Equality, HRC worked to engage clergy in the conversation of marriage equality and worked to get their support of the bill. Activities included:
• Played an instrumental role in securing support of Rev. Dr. Delman Coates and Rev. Guy Molock, as well as other prominent faith leaders in the state.
• Organized nearly 100 clergy for a prayer breakfast and press conference.
• Mobilizing more than 75 congregations and religious bodies.
• Organizing a prayer breakfast and Lobby Day in Annapolis.
• Collecting over 110 hand-written letters and 750 post cards from people of faith.

The upshot?

…and will continue to be able to do so no matter what the final outcome of the 2012 Maryland marriage bill – and ensuing referendum – is.