Well…Between Them, George W. Bush and Rick Perry *Have* Been Your Governor for the Last 17 Years

March 16, 2012

In today’s Doonesbury comic strip, a woman is forced by unconstitutional christianist legislation to view a sonogram of a glob of matter that all rational persons know is not actually a lifeform prior to having an abortion.  The state-sanctioned christianist shame clinician physically describes the glob of matter that all rational persons know is not actually a lifeform and then asks, “Shall I describe its hopes and dreams?”

To which the autonomous adult female human being who actually is a lifeform replies: “If it wants to be the next Rick Perry, I’ve made up my mind.”

To which someone commented at the website of the Houston Chronk:

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Ever Notice… – Part 2: I Hate the Smell of Marriage Derangement Syndrome in the Spring

March 16, 2012

I generally like Michelangelo Signorile.  His OutQ show is the only thing on that ridiculous channel that I can stand in the least. (And that’s not a backhanded compliment to him.  His show really is good.  Derek and Romaine?  Not so much…or even at all.)

However…

Michelangelo Signorile, Sirius OutQ radio host and Huffington Post Gay Voices editor-at-large, said Thursday that President Barack Obama seemed to fear the political repercussions of fully supporting same sex marriage.

“Why can’t he simply be with the rest of the country with this?” he wondered during an appearance on The Young Turks. “I think there’s an irrational fear in the campaign and the White House.”

Seen recently on Facebook:

Seen a few minutes after that:

A good question.

My question, however, is this: If President Obama is a “political homophobe” for not willing to callously and carelessly negate the current anti-RepubliRush tidal wave by going whole hog in for something that may cause some or even many of the Independent/Republican women who are currently itching to vote against Republicans over the RepubliRush’s War on Women to vote against an incumbent Democratic president over, are all of the Democrats who have caved over the years on trans-inclusion on ENDA, SONDA, whatever the hell Maryland calls its gay-only actrocity, whatever the hell New Hampshire calls its gay-only actrocity, whatever the hell Delaware calls its gay-only actrocity, and whatever the hell Massachusetts calls its new-Jim Crow actrocity political transphobes?

No, not just St. Barney.

All of them.

Or does that only run in one direction?

Inquirin’ minds want to already know, but we’d like to hear all of you say it anyway…

just for the record.

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Ever Notice…

March 16, 2012

Re: the demanded re-election suicide gay marriage plank in the 2012 Democratic Party platform:

Several Democratic sources working with the committee have acknowledged that conversations were already underway about how to placate the pro-same-sex marriage majority inside the party without alienating culturally conservative Democrats in states like Ohio and North Carolina, where the convention is being held.

The usual apologists are giving the usual excuses. The DNC’s LGBT caucus isn’t even on board yet. Pathetic. Read the full article by Sam Stein and Amanda Terkel. They did some very good reporting on this one.

This could all be solved if the President would just evolve already. Instead, it’s clear we can expect more political kabuki as the DNC and OFA try to avoid doing what everyone knows should be done.

And, in case the DNC forgot, there’s an anti-gay referendum on the May 8th ballot in North Carolina, with which we could use some help. It’s called Amendment 1. I think the convention will be a lot more fun for people if Amendment 1 loses

Ever notice how unlikely it is that you’ll ever see non-trans gays and lesbians deploy, much less accept, phrases such as “incremental progress” and “the politics of the possible” and “more education is necessary” when it comes to expecting that everyone – from President Obama down to Dog Catcher Dave in Doofusville – accept gay marriage now and nothing less than gay marriage now?

In November, gay marriage will be on the ballots of Washington (12 electoral votes), Minnesota (10), Maine (4) – and in all likelihood Maryland (10).

In all but Minnesota, the issue will be there not solely because of anti-constitutionist theocrats forcing the issue.  In Washington there will be an anti-marriage ballot question in response to the pro-marriage law that the state’s legislature passed.  In Maryland there will be (in all likelihood) an anti-marriage ballot question in response to the pro-marriage law that the state’s legislature immorally ramrodded through without making any legitimate effort to address the far more basic civil rights needs of people who all who stand to benefit from Maryland gay marriage currently (and will continue to) have the legal right to discriminate against.

And in Maine, it will be on the ballot solely because gays forced a pro-marriage ballot question…

during a presidential election year.

If Rick Santorum is elected president in November by an electoral college margin traceable to any combination of those states going Republican via anti-marriage turnout, what will the “incremental progress for thee, but not for we” crowd do?

Blame black voters in California?


Timothy Leary’s Not Quite Dead

March 15, 2012

Okay, he actually is…

…but he wasn’t in 1985 – at Rudder Theater at Texas A&M University.


The Sporting Kitty

March 15, 2012

Tabby and technology…

…circa 1980.


Seamus…Again

March 15, 2012

Even beyond the mere idea of the draft-dodging, dead-Jew-desecrating, job-killing, redneck-pandering, never-worked-a-day-in-his-life rich brat would think even for a second that putting his dog on top of his car for a multi-hour trip was a good idea (remember: when Chris Wallace of Fox ‘News’ can act – legitimately – as a moral barometer, you’re not on shaky ground but, rather, at the bottom of the sinkhole that you were too obtuse to notice opening up beheath you years earlier), something has always bothered me about that 1%-er sneer-smiley explanation that he gave to Wallace to attempt to get out from under what he did to the non-Pink Floyd Seamus, but I was never able to put my finger on it…

until now.

Its gotten some run again thanks to other Republicans invoking the late Seamus and I just saw a clip of that interview…

and I just noticed something about it that I don’t think anyone else has latched onto.

The kennel itself.

Romney says it was airtight.

Airtight.

Really?

Then how did the dog go more than a few minutes without suffocating?

Is the real story that as soon as the Romney clan got to its designation they saw that Seamus was dead and decided to re-baptize him into the mormon cult religion which magically brought him back to life?

Or is Shitty Mitty the Angel of Unemployment too stupid to know what “airtight” means?

Or is Shitty Mitty the Angel of Unemployment trying to avoid saying that, to the 1%, an “airtight” dog kennel is “airtight” like an airliner – pressurized and with an internal supply of air – and probably cost more than a year’s salary of the average person he fired to immorally acquire his fortune?

Or is Shitty Mitty the Angel of Unemployment so arrogant that he thinks anyone will believe anything that oozes from the yap behind his too-plastic-even-for-weekend-weatherman-duty smile?

Inquiring dogs want to know.

Kats too, for that matter.


Well, What Else Would You Expect From a Corporation Whose Logo is Three Faux-Patriotic HRC Logos Configured in the Rough Shape of a Warped Enron Logo?

March 15, 2012

Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone:

At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we’ll all be paying for until the end of time.

So I guess it got its logo right as well:

Illumination:

They’re out of control, yet they’ll never do time or go out of business, because the government remains creepily committed to their survival, like overindulgent parents who refuse to believe their 40-year-old live-at-home son could possibly be responsible for those dead hookers in the backyard.

Okay, so the comparison isn’t perfect.  Enron went out of business – sort of – but as to the other, no one connected with it will ever do time (for the consistent pattern of fraudulently soliciting donations for ‘work’ on ‘goals’ it not only has no desire to accomplish but in fact has a long history of actively working against) and it will never go out of business, because Gay, Inc. remains creepily committed to its survival, like overindulgent parents who refuse to believe their toothless 40-year-old live-at-home son who likes to collect matchsticks and sudafed pills could possibly be responsible for the pungent cat urine-ish stench in the basement or those dead teenaged boys in the boat shed.