Friday, November 3
by Sue on Fri 03 Nov 2006 07:26 AM EST
Woo Hoo, Pennsylvania! We may not have any known homosexual Republican Members of Congress BUT we do have two key staffers deeply embedded in the right wing effort to eradicate our community (or "cure us"). And its celebrated in a lovely You Tube video.
That would be Robert Traynham, Rick Santorum's Spokesfag and new best friend of John McIntire. And Lee Cohen, Spokesfag for Melissa Hart. I suspect Mr. Cohen might have a bit of an inferiority complex as Rob T. gets all the attention while Lee is in the background also doing his very best to keep an anti-gay Republican in power. But he doesn't get to make unannounced visits to the John McIntire show. Nosiree bob, instead he's got to spin situations with donuts and old people - how is that gonna get him any man on dog action? What's a spokesfag gotta do to get some credit for betraying his own community?
I just love this image ...
Traynhan and Cohen are building their careers at the expense of you and I, at the expense of our civil rights, our full and equal participation in society, our safety and the welfare of our families.
Five days left to make sure Traynham and Cohen seek work in the private sector where they can do less damage to our families. Traynham and Cohen both deserve to spend years toiling at low wage jobs with no domestic partner benefits and little gay tolerance, but that ain't gonna happen. They are self-loathing asses who put their personal advancement well ahead of any sense of loyalty to those of us in the community with less power, connection or access.
by Sue on Fri 03 Nov 2006 07:17 AM EST
Your taxdollars are paying for research to degay sheep. Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University are conducting hormone altering experiments designed to turn gay sheep heterosexual.
He used meth, cheated on his wife and engaged in "gay" sex, but he'll end up in rehab with the sheeplets praying for his cure. Too bad he won't end up acknowledging his mistakes and apologize to the people he hurt (aside from his family of course) --- HOMOS. Pam has a link to Haggard preaching on the evils of homosexuality.
Some gays have put together a cute little spoof of the Tennessee RNC "Call Me" commercial targeting Ken Mehlman
by Sue on Fri 03 Nov 2006 07:01 AM EST
Merle Jantz of Pleasant Hills had me going for two sentences.
Oh no, I groaned. Another homophobe takes the self-righteous high road.
But I was wrong.
Merle hits all the high notes --- doggie sex, thought police, references to Sodom, and even the word "duty." But what can you expect from USC -- land that killed the International Baccalaureate Program and then let the state bail it out while other school districts lack proper books and student/teach ratios. Those are some good family values, huh?
Merle, homosexuals throughout the land salute you.
Thursday, November 2
by Sue on Thu 02 Nov 2006 06:34 AM EST
African-American civil rights activists and would be Presidential candidate Al Sharpton called out the Christian right for obsessing on gay rights and abortion to the peril of social justice issues including poverty, education and civil rights.
Tony Perkins, official spokeswhore for the wingnuts, disagrees. He believes that poverty and education issues are symptoms of a the breakdown of the family unit.
So if we criminalize abortion and homosexuality, we'll end poverty. Huh.
I'm with Al.
by Sue on Thu 02 Nov 2006 06:25 AM EST
Now I full anticipate that next Wednesday will be a day filled with heady delight, incoherent joy and perhaps a little big of regret over the ones that got away. I'm putting the cart before the horse by mentioning celebrations, but its never too early to get your gloating plans organized.
By Thursday you might be ready to come back down to earth, but continue celebrating. Here's the event for you.
Our friend singer-songwriter Eve Goodman has brought an upcoming performance to our attention.
Thursday November 9, Nashville based performer Amelia White rolls into town for a one-night performance at the Shadow Lounge. Opening acts include longtime PghLesbian favorites Bill Eberle and Autumn Ayers. The show is $10.00.
When I listened to Amelia's music, I thought "Aimee Mann meets Jewel" without Aimee Mann's endless self-absorbed rambling with the fact that she lost the Oscar to the Tarzan theme song.
Amelia is highly recommended by Eve. Click on her name to go to her MySpace page. And check her out live next week. We need to support independent artists and voices in the entertainment industry as well as the political realm. Plus the Shadow Lounge rocks. Its a smoke-free venue which you know pleases me.
Wednesday, November 1
by Sue on Wed 01 Nov 2006 07:06 AM EST
I hate the term "illegals" The Republicans have done an excellent job with that one -- it makes my skin crawl to hear fellow human beings dehumanized so succintly. I did, however, hear that the Democrats were going to give everyone who came to this country illegally a new car, a home in an affluent white suburb and admission for their kids to the preppy school of their choice. Howard Hanna is going to start printing signs in two languages!
Well, gotta pay for all those new immigration perks somehow ....
There's talk of opening satellite Planned Parenthood clinics in all the public schools. To save time.
And poor people, people of color, women, homosexuals, persons with disabilities, formerly incarcerated persons, homeless persons, etc, etc, etc ...
This rankis higher than illegals and rapists? Huh. Anyway, Democrats wil probably make Christianity illegal to keep it from interfering from the baby killing.
We're number 3! We're number 3! Gay marriage is higher up on the Democrat agenda than immigration, choice, God, even taxes!
Care packages and extra socks?
Oh, scariest of all .... women in power. Liberal women! Ohhhhhhhh ......
Mr. Olszewski, only the fact that it is my mother's 64th birthday today keeps me from giving you a lesbian tongue lashing and not the good kind you fantasize about late at night when your stodgy Republican moralist facade comes off and you become the actual vulnerable human being. Or maybe you don't. Your little thrust and parry won't do a damn thing to convince a reasonable person to vote for Ricky, Missy or any of their ilk.
Tuesday, October 31
by Sue on Tue 31 Oct 2006 07:09 AM EST
Here's a nice little glimpse into the twisted workings of a small mind courtesy of the Philadelphia Daily News:
Richie is responding to the local school districts decision to include Gay and Lesbian History Month on the school calendar. You know, as part of the plan to recruit vulnerable children as playthings for lecherous middle age homos. Since unlike the Catholic Church we don't have our own schools as recruiting grounds, we have to count on the Godless liberals to give us access to the public schools.
This is obviously a stupid arguement made by a small-minded literal fool on par with those who want a White History Month or a Male History Month to counter African-American History Month and Women's History Month respectively.
It also appears to be the arguement of someone who belives he grew up in an episode of Happy Days, instead of the Rim family somewhere in the bowels of Philadephia. Perhaps Richie isn't really his name? Maybe he can tell us what happened to big brother Chuck after the first season --- what kind of family values writes off a 6 foot son because he ain't funny?
What Richie proposes is the ultimate costume for Halloween -- the make believe nuclear family. Sure "real" Dad goes to work everyday where he is humiliated by his boss, has a stomach ulcer and having quickies with the secretary in his office. Meanwhile Mom downs a fifth of gin after the housework is done and fantasizes impaling her husband with his neck tie rack. But the important thing is that they are married to each other and spawning future generations of breeders for all the world to see.
Richie you suck dude. Actually that could be part of the problem. :-)
Happy Halloween everyone. This year Ledcat and I went as "Lesbian Bed Death" Mona the wonder dog went as a dog.
Monday, October 30
by Sue on Mon 30 Oct 2006 07:08 AM EST
Our buddies at 2 Political Junkies have the video in which senior citizens bearing donuts are kicked out of Melissa Hart's office. Hart's explanation is full of holes itself ...
I bet Jason Altmire would appreciate a few donuts.
Speaking of Malicious Hart, she has now surpassed Yarone Zober (remember him?) as the target of the most "are they gay?" inquiries on pghlesbian.com. Many inquiries a day come in from yahoo, google, match.com, etc with the search phrase "'Melissa Hart' lesbian" And I'm getting those questions all about town, as if I somehow have magical information. Alas, much innuendo but little concrete fact.
What does bug me is how people really truly want her to be a lesbian and not in a good way. As if somehow the fact that she's gay would explain things about her. She's obviously a smart powerful woman (let's give her that) with no man nearby so she must be a dyke. I hope she isn't gay b/c she no friend to the LGBT community and it would be hideous if she was one of us. A lesbian suckling George Bush and the Dark Overlord is not a pretty site.
Melissa Hart - let's straighten her out.
by Sue on Mon 30 Oct 2006 06:48 AM EST
UPDATE: Thanks to Correspondent Emilia for pointing out that there was a problem with this petition. I delinked it while that gets figured out. Must admit, its a good lesson for me in trusting my gut b/c the petition didn't seem to jibe with what feministing reported. Next time, trust gut.
Check this out ...
Surf over and give it some consideration ...
Sunday, October 29
by Sue on Sun 29 Oct 2006 08:44 AM EST
Ledcat has pointed out to me that I am wrong. Well, okay, so that's a pretty frequent occurance but in this case it impacts the blog and not just the proper way to fold sheets or mop the floor.
Yesterday, in a mocha haze, I claimed that the Post-Gazette did NOT cover the New Jersey Supreme Court decision requiring the state legislative body to extend marriage rights to all residents. Ledcat informed me that the print edition of the paper ran an AP story on that very topic this past Thursday. It is not available at the PG website. Here's a copy directly from the AP.
At least, I think that's a copy of the right article. I cannot search the print edition which is buried in an ever increasing stack of papers behind Ledcat's desk in her office. I get exactly 17.5 minutes each morning to read the print edition before it is whisked away. I usually start with the comics. Unless its Tony Norman day. Every day should be Tony Norman day.
So I was wrong. I'm sorry Post-Gazette. Please don't throw my paper into the puddle tomorrow morning, especially if I am still in my socks. I promise that I will read the paper properly for one week. I'll even read Ruth Ann. But I won't like it.