Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
|Here it is--in case you forgot.|
I know I try and block it out all the time.
Would we really miss it?!
Ah, Texas. Reliable like Napalm, whiskey, and rat poison for 'getting the job done.'
What are they on about this week, you ask?
Check out the New York Times article on how badly they want to be 'let out
of' the Union (such as it is, to be fair.)
Secession ahoy! (No, wait--we were just pretending all this time!)
Whether it's screwed-up text books for indoctrinating school kids, or being
on the back end of the 1950s for every matter spanning immigration to women's
rights, Texas is what we in the South refer to as 'a Real Problem.'
(Cue dramatic music and a sideways glance indicating 'someone' ought to
do something about said problem!)
Lo and behold, Tex-ass seems inclined to do it for us. I say "Let 'er rip!"
Redesign the U.S. borders, withdraw all federal funding, remove all National
Guardsmen, uproot anything of actual cultural significance (awesome bistros,
art galleries, and blues houses) and tell the rest of these knuckle-heads to
get out! DEPORTED! (as it were.)
What are there, like, fifty cool people in the damned state? Grant those poor
bastards asylum and pay to relocate them. Ya can't be blamed for geographically
rolling craps. Grab Wendy Davis, explain you can't make something delectable
out of shit, and put her to use in a real state.
With Tex-ass gone, the cumulative IQ of the Southern states may actually have
a shot at increasing. The reach of the South will not be as pervasive in cubic feet,
and then we can put enticing fact on all our travel commercials to other countries!
People headed out West from the lower southern quadrant need not fear dealing
with ass-hat Texas law enforcement.
We won't have to deal with as much ludicrous proposals and legislation and
decrees from the Quagmire State. Oh-My-Goodness...wait! Could we actually
make Bushie's "pResidency" null and void? (Unfortunately, there's no time
travel yet, but...fingers crossed.) Crud...never mind...Herbert and Prescott weren't
born in Texas. Drat.
As 'real, proud 'mericans' are wont to say,
"If you don't like it here, Get the FUCK out!"
Thursday, October 30, 2014
It even has
the same number
Beware the conspiracy.
(Brought to you by Far-reaching Fear Mongers for
a Regressive America. Don't forget to vote us into
the Stone Age next Tuesday.)
Thursday, February 13, 2014
"LOVE YOUR OWN
Celebrate the NEW
Extend your love to
those who need it most!
Friday, December 27, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
This man is not an important person.
He is, however, an influential person
(and our society has vast difficulty in
differentiating the two.)
His thoughts and opinions of homosexuals are
inspired by laziness, personal bias, clutching
onto ignorance, misinformation, and a man-made
book that has been used to perpetrate the evils
of man for centuries.
Here's why it matters what was said;
This is the body of a gay man lynched and
burned to death in Uganda. It happened because these people
had similar thoughts and opinions to those of Phil Robertson
and his cronies.
Thinking someone is 'not as moral as' you are leads to
(false) superior thinking. Looking down on others allows
there to be less compassion for them. It sets up a slippery
slope; just look at how extensive the propagandist campaign
against the Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and others Hitler
raged against. He and his man Goebbels used the repetition
of lies and use of fear to pit public opinion against those
groups long before he tried to physically harm them.
Spreading misinformation and scapegoating people
leads to actions like this; action brought about by the
rhetoric, money, and teachings of AMERICAN
evangelical pastors and churches, who believe in an support
the idea of gay men and women as 'something less than'
and who see us as acceptable targets.
This is why words matter.
This is why political stances are significant.
These are the realities behind 'beliefs.'
Our lives trump your ill-gotten religious notions.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
So, the big news for the week in DEVLlle (depending on
who you are, naturally,) was that ol' Daniel went and sold
his Sunoco franchise to a new owner.
And when the fact that the new owner is an Indian gentleman
(as in overseas, the Republic of India, South Asia locale) Indian
descent, not Native Peoples--since that was always an offensive
name anyway) became known, THAT was the part that got
everyone all bent out of shape!
Comments from every breed and age about how 'they' act and
how 'they' are taking over. Bits like "You know how they are"
and gloomy catastrophizing about the future of the store, the
quality of the gas, whether the fried chicken would stay, and
what the fate of the current store employees would be.
But all of it through that none-too-subtle veil of disgust and
I really try and give people the benefit of the doubt, but when
grown folks act like they've never left kindergarten or experienced
the world in any significant way, it's tiresome. And sad.
But mostly I just can't wait to liberate myself from the cultural
deathtrap and regressive nature of DEVILle.
Here's to goals.
Educating people is no longer on that list.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
It's open season on ANYONE deemed an
and if you know gun owners, you know they're
mostly some unstable, trigger-happy sumbitches to
begin with....a problem looking for a place to
I have the misfortune of working with Hitler Jr. a few
nights a week, and he is a Fox News aficionado,
believes he needs a gun strapped to him to feel safe
with the 'unruly Negroes' that come in the place of
business, and is an angry, tension-filled, privileged
prick who is resentful and paranoid. ('Course, part of
that might come from his excessive drinking, but...)
'Stand Your Ground' is a bad, bad, bad idea,
giving leeway and invitation to paranoia and racism in
the minds of some already unstable folks who are looking
for a place to detonate.
for a place to detonate.
If you think that being in the wrong place
at the wrong time makes you
'equally culpable' for your own unjustified murder....
if you don't think race played a part in
the murder of Treyvon Martin
(like, say, the motivating factor in
Zimmermen feeling unnecessarily
frightened or making false profiling)...
if you assume guilt or criminal
intent because a teenager wore a
hoodie, was 'shooting birds' on facebook,
or smoked some weed .....
if you think the jurors did their best
and were not skewed in their viewpoint....
if you think that 'Stand Your Ground'
is a smart law and has no issues with it...
if you're happy that Zimmerman got off and
hopeful that it 'sends a message' to 'the rest of them'...
then you are definitely racist as fuck,
regardless of whether you realize it or
recognize it as such or believe it.
Because the insidiousness of racism is
that it goes from 'opinion' to 'fact' in
the mind of the person feeling the
discriminatory outlook...justified and
excused and assumed to be 'truth,'
filtering all new information and events.
Racism: The Great American Epidemic.
More people being infected by it doesn't
make it more legitimate. Get well soon.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
"Supreme Court sides with justice and common
sense and defends personal liberties...(well, barely!) YAYYYY"
Don't get me wrong--it's tremendous movement.
But you know what a 'tremendous movement' means;
a bunch of shit is about to come out.
The landmark decision to strike down the "Defense of Marriage
Act" (ugh! Boo, Bill Clinton!!) is progressive and necessary for
our country to become part of the 21st century. But now
comes the Avalanche-o'-Crazy from all the religious nuts
out there who are gonna lose their shit.
It'll be minute-by-minute countdowns for the 'Destruction of
America' (for real, this time...honestly!) and all that typical
'End Times' nonsense.
There'll be scare tactics used to bilk old people and fools and
the superstitious out of their paltry means to help con men (and
women) "defeat the evil homosexual predators and deviants"
and yadda yadda yadda!
So batten down the hatches and prepare for some hysteria and
savage rhetoric like you have never heard before. And that's just
the start. With the tension in society now from the economy and
job losses and everyday stresses, it'll be easy to whip up some
good old-fashioned mob frenzy as a result of all the anti-gay
myth building that'll be occurring.
People are scared of what they don't understand,
and ignorant people have a LOT they don't understand, so...
If you think I'm blowing things out of control, you
have way too much faith in humanity and the human race.
What goes up must come down...
for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...
and all that other jazz.
Or, to use a quote that more accurately depicts the assured drama;
"Fasten your seatbelts;
it's going to be a bumpy night."
Friday, June 21, 2013
Cliches aren't always cliches because they're true...
sometimes they're cliches because lies and myths
spread faster than the truth...or common sense.
The same goes for stereotypes.
Most same-sex attracted folks (whether self-identified
as gay/lesbian, bi, queer, or not labeling themselves at all)
are not bears or clubbers or twinks or any of a number
of limiting iconic homosexual stereotypes that most folks
seem to hold in their mind's eye as fact.
(Doesn't help that 'Church Folk' and conservatives
seem Hell-bent on furthering myth of the masses
based on the perceived sins of a few, but hey--
they're working an Agenda and making that money,
so we know that's not changing any time soon.)
Homosexual activity is a relegated act for most...
a sideline...a distraction...an aspect..
an occasional perfunctory engagement that
does not significantly impact the rest of their life
(in exactly the same way that heterosexuality
doesn't dominate into the lives of most opposite-sex
Homosexuality is also a lot more common than
the average person seems inclined to believe!
We can be celibate (despite the lies told,)
we can be monogamous, we can be content
to only seek companionship semi-regularly, we
can be living as heterosexual with no one the wiser.
We are truly everywhere, and most of us are unknown
since people only identify us through garish offensive
stereotypes, and cease looking at fully-realized humans
in front of them.
Despite not needing to deny our sexuality nor hide away,
even openly gay and proud activists can think about sex
with the enthusiasm and regularity of an oil change.
(Which is one reason I have a sticker on my bathroom
mirror reminding me to 'seek out a blow job in 3 months--or
3,000 miles, whichever comes first.')
What you think you know may not be reality at all.
Thinking it true doesn't make it true...
Believing it likewise...
Hearing it from many people also doesn't confirm squat.
Look with your own eyes...
listen with your own ears.