Thursday, April 30, 2009

I take it back.

Here's the thing, Miss California: I don't mind if you're against gay marriage. Well, okay, I do, but I can deal with that. However, I have a HUGE problem with someone who uses their beliefs as an excuse to try to take away MY rights.

I defer to Feministing.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur, 1922-2009

Oh, this makes me sad.

Ms. Arthur was chairwoman of the Art Attack Foundation, a nonprofit performing arts scholarship foundation.
She also helped draw light to the feminist movement in the United States in the 70s.

There will never be another like her.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dear Miss California,

While I disagree wholeheartedly with your stance on gay marriage, I am impressed that you held your convictions and did not sway to public scrutiny because it was the 'politically correct' thing to do. Many people in your position would not have had the will to do so in such a spotlight, and I believe it takes great courage to stand up for what you believe in, regardless of whether your opinion is that of your audience.

I do hope, however, that in time you will change your mind on this issue, as many people's lives and liberties are at stake in the current upheaval over marriage rights for those within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. I also hope that you take the opportunity that Geoff Kors
, executive director of Equality California, has offered and sit down with him and those he has invited to share with you. It would be great to see an open, honest dialogue between people with different beliefs.

Obviously I do wish to see you change your position, but on your terms, not those of the American populace. I hope that one day you will support the LGBTQ community fully, but until then, I do wish you the best of luck in life.

Congratulations on Miss USA runner-up,
Amanda Shirkey

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Good news!

Allen Andrade, the man that killed transgender teen Angie Zapata, was convicted today of first-degree murder and a hate crime. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. This is a huge breakthrough for transgender rights, as this is the first time that a state hate crime statute has been used to prosecute a transgender person's murder.


Emergency contraception will now be available without a perscription for those age 17 and older. Girls under 17 will still need a perscription to obtain it (which I disagree with, but I don't really feel like getting into that right now).

A Gay Storm is Coming...

Are you ready?

(This is of course, in response to NOM's most recent homo-hating advertisement. God, they're getting desperate.)

Monday, April 20, 2009


So we're clear, the economy is no excuse for the blatant objectification of women.


My apologies for not posting anything on the Day of Silence last Friday--I hope those who participated made it through the day safely.

Exodus International's "Day of Truth" is upon us. Oh, no, folks, the truth--or rather, thinly veiled hate and open hostility toward the goddamned homosexuals. For those who fear for their safety on this day, there is also a page dedicated to "Facing Opposition," in which they describe instances where students were *gasp!* openly criticized for saying hateful things.

What a sad day it is when good-hearted people spreading love (read as: bigoted homophobes spreading anti-gay propaganda) are subject to criticism. It almost makes you forget about the harassment and violence aimed at LGBTQ individuals on a day-to-day basis. Tragic example here.

Note: Also, because of EI, I have found out exactly what the Gay Agenda is! I feel so enlightened.

Friday, April 17, 2009

And also this:

Texas governor Rick Perry is a fucking idiot.

(Oh, and Chuck Norris wants to be President of Texas.)

That is all.

Oh, how petty.

Some images from tea parties across the nation.

How patriotic and gracious the GOP is when one of their own isn't in charge.
(Ironically, most of these people stand to gain from President Obama's stimulus.)

Obviously, this goes much deeper than simple dissatisfaction with the economy, or this would have occurred during the Bush administration.

Well, this is cool.

President Obama revealed his plans for a high-speed passenger rail system yesterday.
Welcome to the 21st century, U.S.A.!

Also, this is old news by now, but a lot of people still don't know about it: flying cars!

Now what we really need are those glasses with the little windshield wipers on them.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vocabulary lesson for the day.

Fascism: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

Communism: a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

*Special note: These three are not the same. That means you can't just interchange them whenever you feel like it.

Thank you and have a nice day.


This is why we fight.


A spot of good news, today: less than 24 hours after the Afghan women's protest, President Karzai announced Afghanistan will repeal the law that legalized rape within marriage.
This came after a group of 300 to 500 women marched in the capital to protest the law yesterday, amidst a maelstrom of opposition from 600 to 700 men supporting the law.

This is a huge victory for women's rights in Afghanistan, especially after the initial blow the passage of the law caused in the first place. Hopefully, things will stay on this track.

One more thing:

New York governor David Paterson is pushing a bill through to legalize same-sex marriage within the state.
He: "I think it is--as some other states are showing--the only ethical way to treat the people who want to live together in peace under the civil law."

Let's hope the examples from Iowa and Vermont put enough pressure on conservatives to get this passed. It's about damn time.

Keep spreading this Gay Agenda I keep hearing so much about.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

And in case you were wondering how I'm doing...

I'm doing quite well, thank you.

Currently, the missus is sick with a bug caught from the bestie (thanxalot), so while she sleeps it off I'm blogging.
I cut my hair, which I'm still getting used to--it's really short! I mean, REALLY short.

We went to visit my grandpa for Easter, as did my aunts and my uncle that I have not seen in years, which was delightfully awkward, but grandpa can cook a mean ham. Also we made a stop up to Lake Huron so Laura could see it. She was delighted to see water again, and we got ice cream with my dad later that day.

Also, I quit Little Caesars with a smile on my face and a song in my heart.
And I bought an upside-down catfish for Laura, which has done nothing but hide under the little plastic shack in the fish tank for the past week and conned me out of $7. I've only seen the damn thing twice since I put him in the tank (and one of those times was when I moved the shack--only to have him race underneath the little plastic treasure chest).

I suppose that's it for now.

While privileged people across America claimed oppression...

Actual news happened! And guess what else! People who were ACTUALLY being oppressed had a protest, too!

The front page story: Whining Republicans don't want to pay their taxes. (What else is new?)

What should have made front page news: Afghan women protested the recently-passed law legalizing rape against women.
Some pictures from Afghanistan:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Everybody seems to be disappearing lately.

Literally. has, at the time of this post, four separate headlines on their main page that include the words "missing" or "disappeared" or some variation of one of the two.

What gives? People disappear all the time, but it seems to be almost trendy, now--everyone has to be missing. It's completely over reported, which I suppose can be considered a good thing, but come on. One of the headlines is about a missing dog.

What about real news? I don't see one thing on the main page about Vermont's ruling for same-sex marriages in the state. I had to do a search about it, and for god's sake, it happened TODAY, less than a week after Iowa courts UNANIMOUSLY overturned the ban against marriage equality in that state. Check it.

And then do a little dance for equal rights and people who are finally getting them.


One of my favorite things to do is sift through used movies at stores and find good ones for cheap. Just this week I found four that I took home with me (for about $9 out of pocket, not bad at all after they bought back $22 worth of my old movies).

I want to have a movie night over here sometime soon, with old friends and good pizza.

Who's in?

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's about time I updated this thing.

The new kitten is a monster in the cutest way possible and he and Tardis get along famously. At the time of this post, they're wrestling on the floor and chasing each other through the rooms.

I got suspended from one of my jobs due to lame bullshit so now I have more time to clean and get things done around the house. Order of business today goes as follows:
  1. Sit on my ass for a good three hours.
  2. Dishes.
  3. Maybe clean a little?
  4. Sell back some movies to FYE (if I feel up to getting out of the house today).
My screen has a ton of fingerprints on it. I should clean that off.