The Straw That Broke It

The Washington Post finally got me to cancel my subscription after publishing this little fluff piece on the head of the “National Organization for Marriage” moving to DC. One choice bit:

“I have gay people who are friends and family,” he says. “We can disagree on all sorts of things and still care about each other.” And later, “Of course, I have to take their arguments seriously. This issue is important. Ideas have consequences.”

Ah yes, the old “I have friends” like these people whom I’m actively working against. Because you really care about people when you want to deny them civil protections under the law. Right.

Nary a critical thought in the article, nothing illuminating on his organization’s goals, just a little fluff piece that makes his form of bigotry look oh-so-normal-and-rational. Thanks, Washington Post, I won’t miss having this crap delivered to my door.

Friday, August 28th, 2009 bigotry, news, queer

The Triumph of Unreason

A well written editorial about the current state of the American “right”.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 awareness, politics

If Your Only Criticism Is Superficial

As Brian so aptly puts it, the joke still needs to be funny.

Monday, August 17th, 2009 awareness, politics

Right Wing Fraud

Orchestrated “grass-roots” intimidation of Congressmembers regarding health care reform.

A shame this can’t/won’t get prosecuted.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 awareness, government, news, politics

I appreciate the ready availability of urinals in urban areas.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 gratitude

I appreciate the clouds that rolled in and blocked the morning sun that’s been waking me at dawn each morning here in Oakland, even if I woke up at 6 a.m. anyway.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 gratitude

Oh Captain, My Captain

Oh how we all wish we could meet that Jean-Luc Picard.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 geek, humor, queer

Fixing Compensation

A slate.com article with good ideas about fixing executive compensation. For too long the men and women who serve at the top of American corporation have had too many ethical conflicts of interest, which has lead to some of the current financial mess. This presents a good way out of it, without otherwise unduly inserting the government into the process.

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 finance, government

They Do WHAT Together?

Link courtesy Fredo

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 humor, politics

Not To Be Silenced

Bishop Robinson’s prayer at the beginning of Sunday’s concert welcoming the President-elect. While HBO did not deign to show it, and many there in person did not hear it because of sound issues, it was recorded and it should be heard.

Monday, January 19th, 2009 government, politics, queer, religion

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