Today on a Facebook thread I was told “well, Dan Savage says …” and I’m like “so?” So what this man I don’t know, never met, don’t read his stuff, nor his column, nor knows what he says about anything really says something? He doesn’t speak for me … oh, but he must, apparently – for it seemed to be that because he is gay and he spoke something it means he’s speaking for all gay men. Nothing could be father from the truth. Indeed – what any “spokesperson” for any gay – nay – for any “LGBTITSQAGNC community” group says is irrelevant to me … at least so much as it refers to any of my positions on any matter. No gay person speaks for me – for I did not appoint them my spokesperson.
The issue was of course a “gay issue” – or two of them – the Hitching Post Fracas and the Houston Pastors Fracas … well, so some gay person spoke – perhaps Dan Savage or someone else I don’t know and don’t care about enough even to follow what they say or write. So what?
And the comparison I make is this – Nancy Pelosi is a liberal heterosexual married with 5 children -and Sarah Palin is a conservative heterosexual married with 5 children – and when they speak – does anyone believe that they speak for “all women” or “all heterosexuals” – indeed – does any heterosexual speak for “All” of you folks? I doubt anyone would hold that position whatsoever …
So why then would anyone think that just because Dan Savage spoke on a gay issue that he speaks for me? He is of the Pelosi wing of politics I’m fairly certain – and I am of the Palin wing … and if he and I were in a conversation I doubt we’d agree on much. Perhaps the only thing is “stop the condemnation.”
But this idea that because one gay guy says something that is the position of all gay men is so absurd I can’t contemplate anyone holding it. Yet, over and over again – particularly among the Palin-side of politics – who so proudly proclaim themselves against “group think” – I’m told what “homosexuals say …” because of what Dan Savage says. To me, the little I ever read of his pontifications is utter balderdash. Why, I have actually emailed the man and said, “sir, please stop trying to speak for all gay men.”
You know – I know a awful lot of gay men – hundreds of ‘em … and I have found that there is no lockstep thought on nearly anything. Perhaps we are – at most – all unanimous in saying “stop the condemnation” but that’s about it.
So when Savage speaks – don’t tell me what he says as if it’s the “gay position” – it is not – it’s the Savage position. Hlavac – yours truly – has quite a different take on nearly every matter under the sun. From what I’ve read of Savage he is an economic illiterate – and isn’t well versed on gay things either. He seems to be unaware of the Upstairs Lounge Fire where 32 men died in America’s largest unsolved mass murder … no one even bothered to find a culprit because it was, after all, just gay men who died – and yet, I know survivors.
Savage, given his age – was probably never subject to a gay bar raid – I’ve experienced 9.
Savage is – well, I have no idea his personal “coming out” story – myself was never “in” so I never “came out” at all.
But what smooching has to do with politics is beyond my grasp. For Pelosi and Palin surely have the same smooching preferences – down to long marriages and 5 kids and grandkids to boot – but absolutely no one would think they think alike on any subject under the sun.
And the reason I pen this little post now – is that I’m tired of retyping the same thing – so I need a preset link to just zip into the threads on FaBo so I don’t have to.
But the smooching preferences of Pelosi and Palin have absolutely no bearing on their political positions .. much as the smooching preferences of myself and Mr. Savage are simply unrelated to whether we should raise or lower taxes – or do arm rebels in far off lands, nor whether global warming is real or fake … so don’t tell me what Savage says as if this is my position – that’s like arguing with a Palin-supporter and saying “Well, Nancy Pelosi is married with 5 kids and a grandmother so she thinks like Palin.” You would sound like an utter idiot. As you do when someone says “Well, Hlavac is gay, Savage is gay – so you must think alike.
Yeesh, what a mess it is when people use “group think” to argue with me. What the hell do I care what the HRC, GLAAD or whomever says? You won’t find me donating a dime to these groups – nor sticking up for them – nor even mentioning them. I can hold my own in any discussion.
In any event – if someone wants to say “Well, Dan Savage says …” on a thread about gay men – I might well start quoting Pelosi or Palin (depending on whether it’s a liberal or conservative I’m in tusle with) and say “well, Pelosi says ..” or “well, Palin says” –
Really now – stop with the utter nonsense that all gay men have the same political positions and that Dan Savage is our leader. Indeed – the gay men of this nation are the most leaderless group ever to be found … everyone else has their hero – and we don’t have anyone who might be pointed to whatsoever.
And that, my dear people is the Pelosi-Palin/Hlavac-Savage conundrum.
And now I have a pre-written statement to zip into the threads without having to rewrite this over and over. Thanks. Jim Hlavac – my own self.
Well, I guess I’m joining the modern world … with a YouTube channel .. where I shall post videos as regularly as I can .. so that I can make my points clearer … for the way I speak is often clearer than the way I write … and well, everyone is so video oriented nowadays, why not? Got nothing to lose with it – everything to gain.
Here’s the first 3 videos I put up.
http://youtu.be/AuFgHJYRdOk general political rant
http://youtu.be/xU-TXWTnAFM gay rant 1
http://youtu.be/ci45F_rolUk gay rant II
the cool thing is that they are set to my music – that is – -the music I write and create — with my God Given talents …
and so, I’ll be posting these videos to here too — perhaps even synchronizing the videos to the posts — that is – if I talk economics then an economics video — if I talk on the confounded gay subject — then a video on that. if foreign policy — then a video on that.
The first video is a general political rant — ooh, no yelling or screaming — just me being me – and if you’re to read my words you may as well see the way I speak them — to get a better feel for what I write … and adding some music never hurt anyone. It also allows you to put a face to the guy writing this blog.
The second two are really one split in half – the music ran out — so I had to get more music. Not to worry – I’ve got hundreds of pieces of music that I created to pull from.
I’ve got something to say — so I shall say it. I’m no slouch in the opinion department. All these talking heads blathering on .. people publishing the most amazing stuff — while everyone bleats no one can get a word in edgewise. Why, there are people who scream they are denied their First Amendment Right to Free Speech on so many radio and TV shows they grow hoarse from speaking about how they are not allowed to speak.
And so, that’s what I shall do — which should keep everyone happy I would hope – for the music is very pleasant — piano works of a neo-classical sort ..
And while I’m not sure how the YouTube channel can be found on google or yahoo search engines – my name is unusual enough that I may well be the only Jim Hlavac who puts anything up there.
This is the strange case of Republicans and Democrats coming together against their fellow gay taxpaying citizens .. I saw this link through a friend on facebook:
With the tag line “Pastors should NOT be forced to hand over their sermons. Sign our petition if you agree!”
Yes, I agree – they should not be forced to turn them over – however … well, here’s what I posted:
“Pastors shouldn’t be telling the state to refuse gay marriage —
And pastors for centuries published their sermons for all to read –”
Yes, indeed – pastors for centuries proudly published their sermons so that no one would require a subpoena whatsoever – so why are they so shy about publishing these? I had thought letting the people know their views was a pastor’s job .. no, apparently not – instead it is to be hidden now – for they know well they are politicking against the IRS code – a code I despise to be sure.
It was inquired by:
Mark Cline: Why not, Jim?
So vague I asked:
Jim Hlavac: why not what, sir?
Mark Cline: Why shouldn’t pastors be telling the state to refuse gay marriage?
I answered thus:
Jim Hlavac: because while it is OK for the pastors to preach to their congregations to not marry a gay person — should there even be any gays in their congregations trying to marry one of their parishioners — the state refusing to recognize the reality of gay marriage in family law while ably recognizing it in commercial law is unfair to the gay taxpayers of the state … if the state wishes to take the taxes — then they should provide all the laws equally — since the states have for decades allowed gay couples to form Limited LIability Corporations and Sub-Chapter S corporations to deal with life’s many issues it seems hardly effective to deny the marriage in family law what they already recognize in commercial law .. .
Meanwhile gay folks getting married can have no effect or affect upon heterosexual marriages whatsoever except by leaps of logic so fantastical that it requires one to believe that gay folks are the very lynchpin to society — if gay couples are recognized chaos and collapse ensues — if denied society survives — and we can’t be that important … nor powerful …
Meanwhile, there have always been pastors who are for the blessing of gay relationships — and for one group of pastors to say “no” and another “yes” means that one religious denomination gets precedence in the law over the other — and since we are not a theocracy but a republic it strikes me that we shouldn’t be using a religious test for what laws are available to different citizens.
Gay folks have been arguing for gay marriage nigh on 60 years now — the earliest gay magazine I can find dealing with the subject so far is 1953 — a magazine called “ONE” which itself was prevented from being published, distributed and sold or mailed — in direct contravention to the right of free speech …
then too, never in 45 years have I seen a preacher come to a gay bar -and I have lived in Houston and Beaumont Texas — to exhort us to marry their daughters .. and why should we? Nothing says “War on women” than requiring some poor gal to have to heterosexualize a gay man for the good of society.
Meanwhile, my God did create me with certain inalienable rights among them the pursuit of happiness (not the guarantee) and if the state stands in the way — of what point the republic?
Does that answer you sufficiently?
If not … see … http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENWA3PI
(my book! The Pink Sheep of the Ninth Circle)
Which goes through the astounding plethora of the myriad of nonsensical mush about gay men as uttered by any group of heterosexuals about gay guys (we’re the biggest problem, face that at least) and it’s not what you, sir, believe — it’s what any 10 or 20 heterosexuals in one room together utter — which is so contradictory that I wonder how you can all stand it …
:have a pleasant day, God bless (and I added a :) as I am wont to do …
Not enough, Mr. Cline comes back for more:
Mark Cline: If it goes against their beliefs, they have an obligation to let the State know.
So, I answered him:
Jim Hlavac: yes they do I suppose they have “right” — but an “obligation”? hmm .. — surely they can argue that marriage for gays in family law is somehow going to destroy the place – but that marriage for gays in commercial law is not — it’s a contradiction for sure … but then — if gay men (it’s really the men, yes?) aren’t to be given the full obligations and responsibilities of the law – why should we pay the full taxes? What then would our discount be?
but, it also supposes then, again, that gay folks are just the most darned important and powerful thing that ever existed …
and that makes no sense –
One has the right to be delusional of course …
however, these preachers are not preaching against adultery and divorce or unwed mothers and urging state action or non-action against them – and that, sir, is the sin of hypocrisy, for these three are amply condemned in the BIble — more so than gay men (if we even are) … and hypocrisy is, as Jesus said. the worst sin ..
Then too — as Jesus said “treat others as you wish to be treated” — so if you want to complain about those people there, with the beam in your eye, surely those with the speck have a right to so complain right back at them ..
Having a pastor’s license doesn’t give a free pass against questioning
And, no< I don’t think the city was right in subpoenas for the sermons — for i would think the pastors so proud of their fine words that they would publish them in books on blogs and elsewhere as pastors have been doing for nearly 2000 years …
But no, now they hide their politicking — which itself by the confounded IRS rules, which I despise too — (Im’ a real anti-gov’t right winger by the way) — by claiming they are exempt from law prohibiting churches from politicking.
Finally — it would behoove the pastors to bring the virgin unmarried daughters of their congregations down to the gay bars and exhort those whom they wish to change their ways — and not seek state power to stand in the way of their fellow taxpayers trying to survive the maw of the state …
With a follow up:
Jim Hlavac: And sir, if the pastors are so sure of their take on Leviticus as they claim to be — that gays are such a horror that our love is never to have a nice word — then go whole hog and call for our deaths — genocide I suppose, for the good of the church …
And thus my work done for the day – I retired from the ceaseless endless “debate” over what other taxpayers do – that offends whiny christians. Yeesh.
I see that the president has appointed an “Ebola Tsar” – no modern American spelling for me – I like the old Russian Tsar … for if Czech is “Check” then “Czar” is “Char” yes? Anyway, a man named Klain – could be bothered with this first name – has been appointed – and to what purpose? There’s already a CDC, NIH and Surgeon General – and I recall a “health care tsar” a few years ago, too – this is all off the top of my head this AM, I apologize for the vague-rambling of it all – but it stuns me to think that a political maven – with no known medical experience beyond putting on a BandAid is now the man in charge of our national response to Ebola. Well, I’m no scientist – but one would think knowing something of infectious diseases would be a requirement for such a position, yes? Well, apparently not. Apparently it’s some news-flow control position. For how could a man with no medical experience understand what is being said to him about a perilous virus?
Meanwhile, turns out the Klain-man was/is all in a tizzy, in times past, over “over-population” – what exactly that Malthusian nonsense is doing around yet I can’t imagine. It seems all the developed and semi-developed nations have a surfeit of food – and average ages and longevity are rising even in the poorest bedraggled places – with more people better fed and fatter than ever before – the idea that the planet is over-populated is bizarre. One example I always think of, well, two or three, are places like Venice in times of old, and now Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore, all woefully short of farmland and resources, yet rich beyond imagination. Have you seen the skylines of these new places? Venice, a historical relic, was, however, utterly bereft of any farmland – 100% of food is imported – yet, the Republic of Venice grew to be rich and mighty for centuries. And crowded – all these places have astonishing densities. The “chinese” places built up, with their skyscrapers the marvel of the world – Venice did too – 3, 4, 5 even 6 story buildings abound – the skyscrapers of their day – people marveled.
Here’s just one link I saw to the Klain-man’s comments on over-population – http://moralmatters.org/2014/10/21/obama-neo-nazi-eugenics-ebola-czar-elitist-ron-klain/
is there some other link to the same video? Of course. Are there dozens more examples of this man saying the same thing? I’m sure there are. This is not the one and only one time he said this.
And when a man who thinks Africa, especially Africa, is over-populated – to now be in charge of the disease that might kill millions – I dare say – his vested interest and personal beliefs must perforce be to depopulate these places – and that is nothing short of genocidal. It’s also astonishing racist – too many black folks, eh Mr. Klain?
What an apropos name – and yet seemingly the tantalizing pun/reference is avoided … for he was appointed by the anointed one.
Well, I’m sure the president could have found an infectious disease specialist with much big-organization management experience to boot. Are there no major health care systems or hospitals or research universities with a man or women with both management and disease experience combined? Surely there’s even a few with the president’s political persuasions .. don’t tell me there’s no hospital/university infectious disease managers who are not Democrats – and ones who might have given their lucre to the maw. And I’m sure that person, should he/she haven’t gotten the call from the president: “Will you help our nation?” – they would say “nah.” It is oft joked for decades that when the president calls upon you for your expertise to help the nation there you go – to work for the nation.
And then I hear that during the first two or three meetings of the “Ebola Council” or some team of advisors and working group and whatever they call themselves – Mr. Klain didn’t even show up! Something about “paperwork” – well, he was already the Vice-President’s henchmen – surely he was vetted enough in the past, yes? To pass all the requirements for clearances and such? He was in the inner power circle – surely he’s OK, right? No – he had paperwork to do – no one else could have filled in a form for him to review and sign. More amazingly – how busy is the man with this life that taking a few hours to get up to speed on what must be a very important job to have a Tsar declared couldn’t manage to make time to attend – no – there’s so much paperwork apparently that hours and hours, days and days, are required with nose to the grindstone effort to complete the paperwork – what paperwork? His “employment application”? – he already was hired by the president’s team – he should have been ready at the moment. Did anyone stop to think perhaps there’s too much paperwork? Hmm.
And what is our plan? Well, if it’s to reduce population – they got the right Klain-man to do the job. If it’s to deal with complex medical issues and equipment and procedures and lord knows what that might be involved with stemming a sickening tide of death – then being a henchmen isn’t quite enough.
Of course, many more astute than I will bring up various nefarious purposes and political reasons to name the man – but to me – the average Jim in the streets – this is ludicrous
Which raises the eternal question: “what do we do about the homosexuals” – of course, if sanity, reason, decency and the words of Jesus prevailed this problem wouldn’t exist – but these things don’t prevail – instead we still have rather cranky crazed Christians who are quite intent on shunning gay people like we are untouchable lepers … so be it.
My advice to gay folks is – “Leave them alone” –
The article doesn’t stem from a real case, of course – it stems from a bureaucrat who has made a pronouncement of his own opinion – and now everyone will be up in arms over this. For all I know he made the pronouncement precisely to create the ruckus – no one in this nation is beyond that bit of thespian nonsense. How convenient it would be for a friend of the besieged couple to suggest to their buddy down at the bureaucracy – heterosexual as they all are – to raise the ruckus. However, the issue is valid.
And just like everyone was up in arms over the ONE baker, the ONE florist and the ONE photographer who were supposedly forced to do business with gay people – which hasn’t been happening all over the place – but in three individual incidents. All of which could have been avoided if the gay folks involved had a shred of sense. However, just like heterosexuals – some gays are just silly – idiotic even. I don’t mind saying so – I know some.
From where else exactly we shall be chased away from I don’t know yet – but there is NOT this huge numbers of cases of this sort – three so far – and then now one idiot bureaucrat.
Yes, my fellow gay folks – some Christians just don’t like us. So what? It’s their right to be nasty obnoxious creeps – think of them as the queen in the bar you don’t wish to speak to.
However, as I keep pointing out – if you can’t find a gay or gay friendly baker, florist, reception hall, preacher, justice of the peace, photographer – you are NOT looking. How hard could it be to go the Gay Yellow Pages – to the Arizona Pride Guide which is a veritable telephone book of wedding services. There are gay people and gay friendly people in these industries – seek them out.
There is the National Gay And Lesbian Chamber of Commerce with 1.4 million members – me not one of them – surely there’s a gay wedding something or other among the bunch – these are our people – give us the business. Surely there’s people now advertising in gay publications: We do gay weddings!
Still, why you would wish to get services from someone who hates you, I don’t know – what good can come of it?
Why you would not wish to give business to our own people I don’t know – only good can come of it.
But one thing for sure – it is just pointless to bug these people – they are insane. Let me give a parallel – if two people were fighting on a sidewalk would you demand the right to stride through the fight, or would you just cross the street?
Yes, I know these people are rude, stupid, obnoxious, idiotic – etc etc – that’s not my complaint – nor am I defending them – I’m pointing out that it is NOT worth it to bug these people.
So, do me a favor – avoid them like the plague they are … and find some gay purveyor – I’m sure there’s one in your town or the next one over … it’s America – we’re every where.
A word to the people who don’t wish to do business with gay folks – remember that one day some gay people might refuse you service – and we shall have this right too. Personally, I would throw any clergy out of my place of business if they came – teach them what it’s like. But no – gay folks are so nice, we’ll serve anyone, even crabs …
But really – just fine a gay provider for what you need – please. Thanks. Jim.
So, Pope Francis and the sacred cardinals are working on reworking their attitude towards “homosexuals” … Basically – the age old question: “What do we do with the homosexuals.” What a nice Latin word, with a bunch of Greek adjoined – like gay lovers of old. Indeed – the entire document will be in either Latin, Italian or English, and perhaps all three … with this one Latin-Greco hybrid thrown in the mix. Instead of old English “gay” and old Italian “bardassi”.
First of all – this “relatio” – this “thinking” this “mulling over” – is a draft – a trial balloon as it were … it went up a little ways and was pulled down quickly – why, they never let it get up off the ground very much. I’ve already seen a dozen takes on it – parsing the words of parsers of words of parsons. I have no intention of going line by line through the thing as each new balloon is sent aloft … it’ll go through more revisions yet … after all, aren’t there nearly 200 cardinals to give their two cents yet? Sure there are.
I’ve already seen people go “ooh ooh they changed the word ‘fraternal space’ to ‘fellowship’ wondrous changes …” my my – what nits to pick. Indeed – the Holy Church was already telling “homosexuals” that we were “part of the human experience” and the “fellowship of man” and the “eternal goodness of God” – except – we weren’t! – We were the “intrinsically disordered” and “evil” ones out to destroy family, society and civilization itself part of humanity – for smooching! We’re evil because of love … and its physical expression. Cuddling alone is “evil” – you demented people. And we were, and are yet to be, to cease being gay immediately or else – Hell! – hell? Hell, we’re probably excommunicated for all I know – and I’m not even a Catholic! I wouldn’t belong to that church if you paid me.
Meanwhile, as the parsons parse the words, and every pundit opines about this “momentous change” in whatevers … the reality is – gayness is bad – it’s not “normal” for the exact same percentage of men to be gay from birth for all time in all human groups however so formed … we are simply not part of it – we few stand against it all, apparently. And this attitude will not change. We are to be pitied and told, once again, ad infinitum – “stop being gay and then it’s OK you can be gay!” – Yes, Homosexuals are fine – you love us – just so long as we’re not you know, homosexuals – and then you don’t love us! As Cardinal George of Chicago put it about his own gay nephew: “He’s a fine man” and then, seconds later “Homosexuals are intrinsically disordered and evil” – in the same damn news conference! Astonishing. The blatant contradiction so ignored by everyone I’m still flummoxed over it. A man is both fine and evil at the same time – Schrodinger would marvel – and understand.
Then there’s the Archbishop of the Armed Forces of the United States – I forgot his name, sorry, dude … not even sure if it’s the same guy anymore – but during the dust up over the “Lie for the truth” known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – or “Please gay men, Bear False Witness, lest we heteros have a sissy attack!” … egads – his eminent-self said about “homosexuality” – “It’s largely unexplained” – well I dare say – ain’t that some understatement!
Why, I read somewhere that now, according to the new protocols that all of us are to follow or else Hell! – gay men can be friends – so long as it leads to heterosexual marriage! And what did the church say yesterday? We could be friends so long as we didn’t get too friendly. We are no longer, apparently, so far, “Relatio” is not finished yet … not going to be called “evil” any more. We still will be! – but we won’t be called that. So nice of them. They’ll find a nice new word to call us “evil.” … yah. Perhaps “demonic” will be a bit nicer.
We are perhaps no longer “intrinsically disordered” – now we’re perhaps “in discordance with normality” or something. It’s admitting we’re natural by declaring us not natural – it is illogical mush.
Well, let me tell you – it’s mush – all of it. It’s not a small step – it’s a stumble. It’s a bee in a barn and isn’t going to change one thing … for the Church is saying we are not natural – we are wrong – evil – sick – not welcome as gay men – as we are to stop being gay – immediately – and find a woman … now. Who are they kidding? (Seems everyone … sad.)
It’s word-mush – and yet, now, in Latin, Italian and English – and lord knows how many other languages … we shall hear a different variant of what Westboro Baptist Church distilled to three words … “God Hates Fags” – that fact that you write it “Dio odium homosexualium” or something is sort of irrelevant. Putting it as “God did not want homosexuals” – or “NO GAYS!” is sort of irrelevant. It’s all the same mush.
For the core of the matter is this – Regardless of any words any of these people might utter they are 100% wrong. And that’s it. That’s my strongly held religious God-given First-10th Amendment Constitutional Bible Thumping opinion and right and duty – based on a far more rational analysis than any of these people could imagine.
For the simple fact remains – that through history – at the same percentage – in all human groups – there are the same 6 gay guys out of every 106 boys born to every 100 girls – and if you are so blind as to not comprehend the extra six boys as we special few – you are blind. By every demographic trip, trick, trot or tort … there’s always just 6 extra boys in the mix – and we’re the gay ones … and God wanted it. He loves us – that’s why we survive the mush so well. We have more than a “contribution to offer” as they will reword it – we are the very offering itself:
We are a test of the greatest commandment: “Treat others as you wish to be treated”
– and you all have failed miserly until only the last few years …
There is now splashed around the world a picture of a man in ordinary clothes following a crew of HazMat attired people escorting a HazMat clad Ebola infected patient. It’s easily found on the internet with the phrase “Ebola Clipboard Man” – amazing – utterly amazing.
Here’s one of the pictures – there seem to be dozens:
Oh sure, Ebola is a horrible thing – do not get me wrong on this. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy … but it’s also bizarre how this is being handled. First, it’s sadly obvious that our “authorities” are akin to Keystone cops already. Second, so many others are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Third, we seem to be woefully unprepared or thoughtful – and it’s like not a lesson was learned from any prior outbreak of it or any other disease that has come along. Why, it’s reminiscent of the way people handled the Black Plague in the Middle Ages … lock the city gates and pray and blame anything but the thing itself. And where does one even begin to make sense of it all?
And is the pilot and crew of the plane that the lady was taken away in in HazMat suits too?
But if the government is to be so insouciant about it – with a bureaucrat! – with a clipboard and naught more … I’m like – youze gots to be kiddin’ yes?
Meanwhile, here’s a chart of how many people have been afflicted with it …
and it’s not a lot in the great scheme of things … more people have died of nearly anything in a month than who has died in decades with this. Of course, it’s also very possible that the earlier outbreaks were far worse – we’ll never know … what records were kept in isolated portions of these huge expanses of Africa? The Congo has been a basket case as a nation for decades – how could we possibly know if random isolated villages didn’t all die? Even the people there but 20 or 30 miles away might not know. These places are impenetrable. They always have been for outsiders … in many ways the people living there have been living in this sort of isolation for millennia – this is not new.
On the other hand, if it was so infectious as claimed surely it would have blossomed before this. And it still hasn’t – there are many diseases which kill more people in Africa than Ebola has – all of them infectious … malaria, TB, garden variety lung infections, tsetse fly sickness, dysentery, yellow fever, jungle rot … who knows? These are place without long life spans – they are not even “third world” but “Fourth.”
Then there’s the bizarre idea of sending 3,000 or 4,000 US Military troops to handle the situation – what the hell is some kid from Des Moine who enlisted to see the world going to know about such a disease? Or the social milieu he’s put in. What could they possibly do? Maintain order among the afflicted? And if we’re going to send military – why isn’t an ship taken and parked offshore and the afflicted moved there? The metal of the ship is easier cleaned than any hospital on land. The quarantine factor is easier … this isn’t a time to worry about visitation of family, yes? Or are the many other people in these “hospitals” – if the word could even be used in the modern sense – just out of luck – you know – the guy in the next room over where your nurse just came from has Ebola and you’re in for a appendectomy … then what?
Liberia and other countries in Western Africa are failed states – they have no health care to speak of – we need to send health workers – people perhaps trained in health care – not military men.
Which leads me to why on earth was there not something already in place to step in. If the United Nations’ “World Health Organization” has any point it would have been to have a corp of trained infectious disease personal – from every country, sure – ready to go in anywhere in the world to handle and infections disease … after all, they can pop up anywhere – Brazil is ripe – so is Venezuela. Teeming slums with no running water – people eating lord knows what. The Amazon must have has many pathogens as the Jungles of Africa – yes? Different – but as many. There’s definitely monkeys and rodents and birds – which seem to be the three sources of new human diseases. And now, decades after the first outbreak we’re completely unaware of what could be done and we make it up on the fly? Egad.
Then there’s the political nonsense – we have to worry about “racism” and we don’t want to upset their economies and quarantine the place. Well, there’s certainly no point in letting just anyone fly in and out of the place, that’s for sure. I would think tourism to be off the table for a while. No time for bucket list treks, that’s for sure. Though I’m sure some will do it – for the Xcitement of it all – it’s all X nowadays, right?
The CDC claims not to have enough money – of course not – the lists of what they wasted it on is long now – also easily found by searching “CDC wasteful spending” – lord knows what could show up. Perhaps one or two things questionable – the rest completely bonkers. Research grants to find the average penis size of Hong Kong prostitute purchasers and the like – there’s 100s of these “Only $500,000!” studies … absurdities galore. The other day I found some “study” that purported to say than men with big feet don’t cheat on their wives as much … who would even think to look? That’s not scientific inquiry – that’s utter mush.
Meanwhile, apparently the CDC was given more money by the Republican House – and approved by the Democrat Senate, above and beyond what Obama wanted – and then he approved it too, one supposes, for “eh, why not, I’m going golfing.” But the problem isn’t the amount of money – it’s what’s spent on it.
Then there’s the “oops, we let people go home” monstrosity of it all – really folks? You had people who said, “Ooh ooh, I was in Liberia looking at Ebola victims and I have a fever” and you send them home with some aspirin? Do these Emergency Room staff not read the papers? Haven’t they received a text-message “hold the feverish from Africa!” in 132 characters or less?
Of course, the lack of geographic knowledge of Americans – and probably Europeans where they also now have “oops” cases of the thing … does not help the “quarantine Africa!” pleas. The continent is huge – about twice the size of North America – Cape Town South Africa is at least 4,000 miles away from Liberia – oh, my measurements aren’t exact – no need – the thing is – All of Africa is not afflicted – but only the Western Bulge and perhaps the Congo.
Then there’s the morons who wish to claim deforestation or “corporate greed for diamonds” – well, that’s not what happened in the 1970s – when Ebola was first discovered it wasn’t due to these two “factors” – aka farcical ideas … “illegal diamond mining” – aka, the governments there couldn’t figure out a way to stop people from working – to dig up stones they had never thought to look at before – and now they wish a new Toyata truck and perhaps to hire a doctor for their village – so, they find diamonds – and there needed – not just for jewelry but for so much more – and so the people seek to get rich and no longer live on $2 a day as so many decry – and yet – they’re not allowed to dig up the natural resources and sell them to people who want and/or need them … perhaps they should open a health food store … plenty of fresh produce all around, I’m sure.
Hell, it’s probable now that the Clipboard Man will fly all over the nation speaking to news shows and public appearances about how he was brave and stupid enough at the same time to not be in a HazMat suit – maybe he can explain why to a worried public – and if he’s infected – have plenty of opportunity to spread it around on commercial flights. Which is just bizarre too that the TSA can’t come up with a manifest of all the people who flew on the Flight 113 from Cleveland … I mean, every time I fly I have to give address and email and phone number … and there’s no record of this just a few days after the flight? Perhaps they’re deleted moments after touchdown.
Well, I just throw my hands up in disgust at this … incompetence, and perhaps, strongly perhaps, purposeful malfeasance …
As near as I can figure out the City of Houston recently passed a vague ordinance prohibiting “discrimination” against the “LGBT community.” This is for “equality” and “inclusion” or something. I have never like these laws, and I have long contended we are already covered by any laws that do exist – which I’m not thrilled with either. But these laws were passed long before anyone thought of a gay angle to anything – the laws prohibiting discrimination on marital status, religion, creed, national origin, race, language, and more – all predate the “gay rights movement.” Indeed, gayness was pretty much condemned and illegal during the heyday of passing these laws across the country.
However, it is true that gay folks are included in these statutes as written. Sure, not a public person I know of seems to agree with me – and certainly no gay group ever argued the case – but many of my friends start to think, ‘Hmm, Jim has a point.’ … when I point out:
Gay folks are covered by “marital status.” That is – everyone has a marital status – you are or are not … and the laws were passed to protect divorced and single woman, in reality … but if being single is a protected status based on “marital” parameters – then gay men, being prevented by state marriage laws from getting legally married then gay men are single by law – and thus our marital status is “prohibited” or “prevented” or “permanently single” – so, use the marital status …
Religion and Creed – pretty much the same thing – it’s to prevent discrimination against anyone for their beliefs in or not in “God” or any particular religion or even political beliefs. Gay folks are covered … we are said by some to be incapable of being part of the Christian community – so be it. Then our religious beliefs are “non-Christian” – which is covered by the law as much as being Jewish or Bahai or Hindu is … but I’m sure everyone would freak if gay folks used that reasoning. They do when I bring it up … why, I’ve been called “unhinged” when I do! Anyway, we have a ‘creed’ too – for we are said to choose – so, we choose an “alternative lifestyle” or a “nontraditional sexuality” – and if we choose this – then surely we are covered by “Creed” for it is our strongly held beliefs that we can be gay if we wish to be so.
Still, more, even if we’re deemed crazy – as many of these preachers aver I’m sure – then we are covered by the American With Disabilities Act, yes? And Section 504 of the Education Code, which says that you can’t discriminate against someone because of their “reproductive status” – gay folks have a such a status. And frankly, I don’t care if gayness is back on the “they’re crazy” medical lists – for then I shall argue we are covered by the ADA and Sec. 504. But since gayness is so very special I’m sure these same people who wish to declare us crazy will say we are not disabled – why, I’m almost certain advocates for the disabled physically or mentally would be up in arms if gay men particularly said we were disabled just like them, but in our own way – we’re special, of course.
Then a slew of preachers preached against the ordinance … which is entering into the political debate and urging votes and doing political lobbying and supposedly churches aren’t allowed to do this or their “Non-Profit” status is jeopardized – for if I understand it correctly, churches can’t urge votes one way or the other according to the IRS code. They are arguing for the right to discriminate against gay folks – there’s even a good chance that many of these preachers are part of the NO GAYS! Movement – or that group of Christians who argue that no gay anything should exist. The Republican Party of Texas doesn’t have a “cure the gays” plank for the hell of it.
That some of these preachers and churches might actually be Democrats in every way imaginable will be little noted by anyone. And the Republicans will almost certainly side with one group of Democrats against another. I really don’t have the time to look into each church’s and preacher’s views on what laws should be passed against gay men and their other political persuasions – but I’m sure the sentiment is there to one degree or another. After all, it is perfectly legal to yell “God hates fags” on the public streets – and many a Christian, Democrat and Republican both, have called for the government to remove gay men from society in one way or the other … let us not be shy about what some of them wish.
Then there’s some attorney – who apparently is not a city employee – who wishes to subpoena the sermons and other records in a lawsuit – and the matter of the lawsuit is murky – and more over the language and enforcement provisions than it is over any actual case of discrimination.
The mayor’s office said they didn’t hear about the subpoenas until they made the papers or perhaps a day or two earlier. The mayor is a lesbian, Anise Parker, which of course, throws a monkey wrench into the situation. And now everyone will try to find out what the mayor and city knew and when did they know it. Subpoenas will fly over their records and communications, too, now.
And the biggest contention of all is apparently over where transgendered people go pee pee – which is NOT a “gay guy” issue .. nor a “Lesbian” issue – nor even really a “bisexual” issue .. but strictly a transgendered issue … which becomes a “gay issue” because somehow these people are lumped as part of the “LGBTITSQA and now newly coming along GNC community” … who are all these people? I do not know, I just don’t. The “GNC” is ‘gender non conforming’ what ever the hell that means. Beats me – but these Letters in the Mishmash are not gay men nor are they gay anything. The only two gay anything in this long list of types of people are Lesbians and Gay Guys … the rest are something else entirely. However, of course, the “radical militant homosexuals” are up to something.
And so, obviously, there’s a lot of players in a complex game … none of which needed to happen if,
first, people should get over their “LGBTITSQAGNC” anxieties …
and two, this “community” should simply use the laws as exist instead of adding the new “sexual identity discrimination” category.
It’s like with “bulling” – because gay people were against “bullying” all of a sudden it’s a debate over whether it should be prohibited or not. Or if people should have the right to do so for their strongly held beliefs. Meanwhile, 48 states have specific laws against “hazing” – Texas included … and well, what is “bullying” except “hazing”? The same purpose and practice is there … to pulverize someone who wishes to join the group. However, I’m almost certain that if gay folks used the “hazing” statutes all of a sudden people would be up in arms that we dare sully the right to be free from being pulverized by our fellow citizens in schools. Again, we are special.
Now everyone will take sides and be “for” or “against” something or other – and due to our celebrity-giddy idiot-strident politics of today – everything will be couched in big broad painted areas of agreement or disagreement – and little if any thought given to some stranger parts of the puzzle.
Of course, there’s also government overreach – which is taking place at every level on every matter – and needs to stop. And then there’s the IRS code and it’s plethora of provisions which need drastic overhaul. The IRS has gone insane in harassing people – not just Tea Party groups – but gay groups – and indeed for decades the IRS was used to go after gay groups – with the blessings of the preachers and churches. There can be no doubt that these two were all for the IRS, the police, the FBI and any federal or state agency to be used against gay men – until as recently as a few years ago – 2003 perhaps. Though, on June 27th 2009 the Texas Alcohol Control Board and the Ft. Worth police saw fit to raid a gay bar in Ft. Worth and pulverize 9 of the 12 patrons so badly that they required hospitalization and one, last I heard, still in rehab … and the preachers nor churches uttered a peep. Well, they’re only being subpoenaed for speaking out on political matters – while gay men were viciously attacked by the state for Freely Assembling and their First Amendment Right to Free Speech and political meetings – oh, in a bar? You bet – every gay bar is a political center for gays – we discuss political issues … usually those aimed at us. What do you think we talk about over cocktails? Hell, the people dead set against us are sure we are lobbying and radicals and militants – surely we’re not discussing Heloises’s hints, but only our take over of the nation or something.
And so we have four or five groups each reaching for more power in a complex society – and instead of anyone acting rationally – everyone is rushing for the lawyers and the pulpit and the press conference and the bureaucrat rule books and the political offices and issuing statements. Because it involves both “the homosexual” and the “Christian” communities … it’s become a national issue … for we few are so contentious yet. And now, with the lawsuit, the entangled mess has now become more entangled. And so, let’s see exactly what is going on here with everyone – and why this is just so pointless … if only people would mind their own business, not worry if people don’t like them, nor get all antsy over people they don’t like – but also not have so much troubles dealing with people who don’t meet or conform to their expectations. This is America, after all, and we can’t all be alike – or it wouldn’t be America at all.
In fact, this conformity idea is the biggest problem. And “both sides” want conformity. As I joke with sadness: for Diversity Liberals want everyone to think alike, and for Individualism Conservatives want everyone to on the same page. Now the two sides are arguing over who shall get to decide the rules. Well, which ever side “wins” that “debate” – conquers in the slugfest is more like it – America will be the worse for it.
Here’s just one article I read about the matter – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/houston-pastor-sermon_n_5992044.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
It’s not any worse or better than any other article on the matter – and there will be hundreds, of that rest assured – though I will admit I won’t read much about it. I’m not going to form an opinion on this issue from the froth off this stirred pot – I’ve shaken out my standings on all this decades ago – and have remained consistent. Though, too, it’s now a national issue … as all “gay” things seem to become. As all things gay always were. I have a friend from Texas who wonders why the gay marriage issue is a federal issue … well it is because the federal government made gays a national issue as far back as the 1940s … with the draft boards, then the Red Scare … then Eisenhower’s move to ban gays from federal employment, with McCarthy’s there’s a gay commie under every bed, with everyone opining on what the homosexuals are doing to the county … there was even the very real believe that homosexuality was a Marxist plot – Dr. Ben Carson is still sure it is. Gayness has always been a national issue – and we didn’t make it so – the heterosexuals did. So, it’s national, so be it.
A big issue, I suppose, is the IRS code – for decades I have urged its repeal. And if it was gone there wouldn’t be a “Non-profit” issue to be dealt with. In fact, I don’t think churches should be exempt from any taxes levied. If they are part of society, and operate in their locality, and wish to join the political fray, and work with government to ensure that their opinions are represented in law then they should pay taxes. However, I am for such drastically reduced taxes that it wouldn’t be burdensome. But currently, if one wants to get real specific, gay men specifically are paying enough taxes to cover the costs of everyone involved.
That is, the city and the state are using tax dollars to do what they are doing. I don’t know, $1,000,000 – that’s a probable number when salaries and time and lost opportunities to do other things and the legal fees and even the copying costs are tallied up – that million is taxed out of the pockets of Gay Texans, and at least gay men in Houston – and there’s enough of us to pay several times more than $1,000,000 a year in taxes.
Which is why I’m also for gay men, in particular, not paying taxes … for the moment. I’ve always been a tax radical when it comes to gay men … we’re paying for the opposition after all. And the preachers, at least some of them – are for sure against gay existence, and being included in laws that exist, and are sure gay men are attacking society – well, so, why should we pay for this?
The churches, being tax free, of course, free up resources to pursue their lobbying and vote-getting and their copying costs and legal fees against gay men … all of it subsidized with gay men’s tax dollars. For every dime a church doesn’t pay yet gets back in city services – then gay men are subsidizing the churches. That’s just economics. Whomever doesn’t pay taxes, someone else must pay to cover their public costs – and everyone and every entity has a public cost. The fireman and the policeman still show up for the non-taxpayer, after all.
And now, 2,450 words into my parceling out of all this – do you see how complex and bizarre and counterintuitive it all is? Yes, this is what happens when Gays and Churches face each other.
Perhaps the churches and preachers would do well to follow Jesus and come among the sinners and sit with us and break bread – but never once in decades of being in gay bars – including in Houston where I lived briefly and did a lot of business between 1990 and 1995 … has a preacher ever come to a gay bar to exhort us to whatever he feels we should listen to. Not a politician came to convince us of the errors of our ways. No heterosexual ever came to offer his daughter so we might no longer be gay. No, it was condemnation from pulpit and podium – and nothing more.
Well … one could go on … the issue is so complex, I wrote a book about it – expanding on each of the issues I raise here … for it ain’t easy to figure it out. It took me 240 pages to try to sort it out – and a blog post is not sufficient space … http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENWA3PI
And finally – where do the transgendered go pee pee? I have no earthly clue – I’m complete flummoxed by it as any heterosexual is – but these few are not “gay” – nope – they are heterosexuals – for the vast majority of them are men who wish to be women so they can get a man. And that’s heterosexual – and I wish they would go figure out their problems with people of like kind – and leave us gay guys out of it.
There are many threats to America – Texas is at the nexus of a few – yet, out of all of these myriad of problems – sissy smooching seems to be the very least of them – if it’s a problem at all. I don’t think it is. So, it utterly astounded me that Texas Senator Ted Cruz is proposing an Amendment to the United States Constitution requiring the government to not recognize gay couples. It won’t ban gay couples – that’s impossible. It won’t stop anyone from saying there are gay couples or calling them that – pro or con. It won’t overturn any of the laws in states that include gay folks in marriage – not “gay marriage” – but merely including us in the use of a law. No, it will only enjoin the Federal Government from recognizing in a positive way what they know exists. And this is rational? Mr. Cruz argues to ignore the Federal Government in nearly all cases – now wants gay men to just kowtow in recognition of the Federal Government’s majesty in not recognizing us! Astounding, as I say.
And for what purpose? Well, apparently Senator Cruz thinks this will solve virtually all problems, he’s not the only one — a “family values summit” was held filled with this audacious nonsense. And what problems do we face? Well, Texas, in many ways is the very harbinger of the threats we face … and yet, sissy smooching seems not to be a problem – not even in Texas – where the state’s largest city is run quite competently by a Lesbian in a 23 year long relationship – married in one state and “poof” in Texas – the marriage simply doesn’t exist – and in fact, Ms. Parker, the mayor of Houston, might, if she were inclined to do so – marry a man right now in her home town – and she could NOT be charged with bigamy! For there’s no marriage by the state’s reckoning. Texas went so far as to say in court “gays can’t get divorced here, because there’s no marriage” – and surely the hubris of Texas doesn’t extend to telling people to go divorce in another state before they marry in Texas, yes? So, she could legally be married in California to a woman, and to a man in Texas. Well, I had been oft informed that marriage for gays will lead to polygamy – but this is sheer bigamy – only – it isn’t. She is and she is not married at the same time – the marriage would perplex Schrodinger and his cat.
Meanwhile, there are tens of thousands of illegals crossing the border from Mexico to Texas – and every single last one of them can get legally married in America. This Mr. Cruz no doubt thinks dandy, yes? Many are good Catholics like Mr. Cruz — many are as ‘contra el espousal gay” (Spanish, why not?) as he is. That illegal aliens can get married – and access immediately the full range of family benefits – yet native born American taxpayers cannot – is amazing. And we citizens are the threat and the illegals not! Is this just flimflam, or what?
Then there’s ISIS – with apparently branches right here in America – and for sure there’s plenty of American Muslims who are quite radical if their pronouncements are a clue … and they too all may get married. More immigrants – true radical immigrants – headchopping blowup buildings radical militants can get married – but peaceful, florist shop owning gay Americans cannot get married? Really? And this is remotely reasonable? Indeed, the ISIS position on gay marriage isn’t really that far from Cruz’s. Indeed. The ISIS position on “homosexuality” I would think almost identical to fundamentalist christians (I refuse to capitalize it when the two are together) – “death to gays” says Leviticus which the fundamentalists keep spouting. I’m told all the time “Well, fundamentalists aren’t chopping heads off” – well, no, no they’re not – they have no balls. They are wusses. But they talk about it. Westboro isn’t saying Death to Fags for the hell of it, are they? Is the vast horde of “NO GAYS! Movement people spouting Leviticus merely joshing when they say “Death to homosexuals”? Really? Then why say it? Why make such a joke? No, I think they are serious, but wusses. Pififul. But the reality is, raw reality, is that ISIS – the Muslim position on gays is identical to the fundamentalist christian view – however much practical realities intercede to prevent fundamentalist christians from carrying out their stated mission — to eradicate gay men from this earth in a 10s of millions of dead by genocide. That’s what “NO GAYS!” means – for we won’t go unless you kill us.
Then there’s Ebola – a major problem for sure – and Mr. Cruz, instead of commenting on this – or proposing a constitutional amendment against immigrants coming here – or for requiring their quarantining until proven disease free – or for rounding them up and sending back – instead of him being attuned to real problems – he’s going to get to work on a sissy smooching amendment that won’t do squat but prevent the filing of a joint tax return. Oh, so what already? And of the alleged 1,100, 1,200, or 1,300 or more “rights” that I hear (more like pleas to government for a crumb) denied to unmarried couples – gay men and women, crafty fellows that we are – get nearly all of them through commercial law – which the government completely recognizes. In fact, it is very possible for a gay couple to set up an LLC and then operate jointly – pay themselves nothing and have the sole proprietorship or partnership file tax returns on the behalf of both – and Mr. Cruz’s amendment won’t stop that. He’d have to get some law preventing gay folks from entering into contracts. Some Utah state politician proposed that very thing a few years back – even the Mormon Church wouldn’t go for that! There’s many ways that gay folks have gotten around “No gays in family law” nonsense – through commercial law. There are law firms specializing in this – one can find them in a moment in nearly every city and burg in the nation, certainly every state.
And with ISIS and Ebola – grave issues – the president is derelict – and clearly so. And instead of Mr. Cruz concentrating his no doubt limited time on these issues and what the president is doing – he’s going to work diligently to make sure that the state of Texas doesn’t recognize the marriage of the mayor of the largest city in his state – the fourth largest city in the nation. A freewheeling entrepreneurial city of Oil Field wealth and derring-do and no zoning code. I like mentioning that last bit – no zoning – how anti-government is that! And the mayor a lesbian did naught to bring in zoning – didn’t even try the near as I can tell. And so by banning the Federal Government from recognizing what Mr. Cruz surely is well aware exists – the Ms. And Ms. Parkers – this will do what? What will it effect? Affect? Accomplish? It’s a fundraising tool for the cad, and nothing less. And he thinks he’s going to run for president and win! Because he’ll be telling the nation which is 60 to 70% FOR gay folks’ happiness that gays are the danger facing the nation … this is a joke, yes? This is the Republican plan to save us from the liberals and Democrats? Surely you can’t be serious!
I took the liberty of gathering statistics on marriage, divorce, childhood poverty, single mothers, murder, rape, violent crimes and the like of the Heterosexual Lifestyle in Texas – all of which are in peril. Marriages down – divorces sort of down, (less marriages, less divorce, eh?) and poverty up, single mothers increasing, murder increasing, rape up, violent crimes abounding up and the like – and Mr. Cruz’s solution is to ban at the federal level – the recognition of sissy smooching? And people wonder why I think the country is collapsing? – for this is not rational thought from a politician.
I’m thinking of putting together a quick book on Kindle about this Crusade de Cruz – it’s so mindnumbingly stupid I can’t imagine it – but there he is – plain as day. And that’s not good. Frankly, I aim to help stop him. It is not good for the two party system – for the Republicans will continue to shrivel to nothing if they keep up this NO GAYS! Crusade – and that’s what it is – it’s a Crusade of Medieval proportions. Hell, there’s even “convert or suffer” in the program!
To imagine that supposed “capitalist” loving Texas Republicans are trying to hound customers (aka, gay men) by calling us every name in the Book and quite a few they just make up – into buying some crackpot service that no gay man ever sought – is astonishing. Perhaps they don’t understand “the customer is always right”? Perhaps they don’t comprehend that you can’t sell a product to people who don’t want it? There’s more people in love with ObamaCare than GayCure – that’s for sure. But this is what the State Party Platform requires – for gay men to just bend over and get fucked by these crazed Crusaders for Cruz – and that’s just bizarre.
And so, as we run up to any elections – I’m faced with crazed idiots on the left who require me to buy health care I don’t want or need – like birth control, contraception, abortion, mammograms — and a bunch of crazed idiots on the right who wish to require me to buy health care I don’t want or need — a “cure” for what ails THEM! – so I can join the crazed violent poverty stricken Heterosexual Lifestyle – and try to find a virgin — as if there’s any of those left!
Egad friggin’-gad – enjoy your Monday. I’m just going to take a nap and hide under the covers and hope it all goes away.
Ah, nothing like a little radical militant homosexualizing — you know — keep the goddamn marriage – keep the nonsense — keep the silence — keep the “ooh, they have strongly held beliefs” — keep it all — and keep up the trashing of gay men — keep up the arrogant crap this is — and which NOT ONE HETERO WILL SAY! — it’s is astonishing to me all this mealy mouthed nonsense about how YOU Support “gay rights” – and yet won’t ever question or confront any asshole — no, you’ll “stand by your man” – me — as I bitch – but I don’t see any heteros raising a fuss — no, it’s roaring silence –
But one of the nice things about having a blog – and the amazing ability to write coherently in the midst of rage is this –
Other than that — pfft — I urged 40 years ago a Tax Revolt by gay men –ooh I was radical indeed — wussy queers chased me away from their “ooh, let’s me equal-sheeple” — fuck that – 100% taxes back –
I figure this country owes me about $350,000 — and that’s income taxes! Wait wait — sales, excise, blahblahblah — I’m willing to accede the damn tolls, maybe — don’t miff me! Or I’ll ask back for every toll tax I paid too. That’s another $350,000 easily — so – $700,000 I’m owed to be treated like crap by my own government. I want it back. Thieves.
Egads — people — listen to this shit from these people — fuck the damn dogs and cats — there’s American citizens at stake here! Yeesh.
45 years of arrant arrogant crap from heterosexuals!
You know, I don’t even know where to start this post – but Ted Cruz seems as good as any. This arrogant moronic piece of shit wants to push for a Constitutional Amendment against the Pursuit of Happiness of Gay Men. He’s not the only one. Virtually every single major Republican does. And they are not against anything but gay men. Me. Mine. Us. Not the goddamn vaunted ever growing “LGBTITSQAGNC etc etc add CH for Christian Heterosexuals for God’s sake Community!” The issue IS – and has always been – gay men. Who the hell is anyone kidding? The idea is preposterous that anyone gives a damn about Lesbians. Sorry ladies, charming as you are – you are beloved by heterosexuals. Between Ellen DeGeneris and Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt – and High Society Magazine which I used to color proof for in the mid-1980s for heaven’s sake – Lesbianism by the boat load. Not “bisexuals” who heteros and gay men think are gay. Not “transgendered transsexuals” – heterosexuals all – men who wish to be women to chase after men. They’ve seized control of the “LG … blah blah blah community” – astounding. Not the rest of it either – recent to the mergers and acquisitions that I barely know what the hell they are talking about. The issue is not these people – oh, maybe to them it is – but they’re deluded – for the issue is clearly expressed by the heterosexuals – and it’s “radical militant homosexual men” – who the hell is anyone kidding? I mean, really – stop it – you’re all adults – and instead we get this mumbo jumbo from both sides.
The Verbal Assault Against Gay Men Must Cease! For 45 years now I have been listening to people verbally assault me and mine – often to my face, surely in writing – and on sites galore – makes no difference where. And it’s not just “right wingers” – any heterosexual – their politics makes no goddamn difference. I know liberals against gay marriage and Christian Tea Partiers who have no problem with it. Last night once again I was called an abomination – by a fucking cunt who asked to be my friend for she thought I was so witty and brilliant on everything. But I never did mention the gay thing – why the hell would I? Hot men weren’t involved in the economic and political morass of our nation! But the minute the gay thing came up – when she supported Phil Robertson against gay men – well, fuck you cunt. Offended? Are you offended! Oh my – I’m disgusted and appalled.
This nation is obsessed with sissies. Millions of words on this ridiculous subject! Amazing. We say we’re rock solid and you heterosexuals – one and all – run around whining about how you’ll all become gay if a nice word is said about us.
You are at the point of recognizing gay couples by shoving your ass up your elbow and denying what is in front of you. And don’t tell me liberals were all for it forever – please – it insults my intelligence – this country’s heterosexuals were against us – and some on both sides of the aisle changed. And yet, those who did won’t chastise those didn’t. No, they have Rights! And gay men? Ah, not worth a bucket of warm spit.
And yet the worst among you demand we change to fuck your daughters – there is no polite way to put it. Anyone who says a gay man should consider “curing” ourselves is requesting us to fuck YOUR daughter. Not the man down the street’s daughter – Yours – You’re the one who should put up or shut up. There is no decency in offering some other man’s daughter to the reheterosexualized man you envision. It’s your daughter – a virgin she had better be! – your daughter.
Meanwhile – 100% of this obnoxious group styled “ex-gay” – all admit 100% failure.
And 100% of gay men refuse to entertain the idea.
And then yet what do you demand?
You demand we gays kowtow to your demands – and buy your services! We are “customers” who won’t buy and you are “sellers” who have a piece of shit product NO ONE buys! – and you claim to understand free markets, “capitalism” and are against “mind control” and “group thinking”? Are you out of your minds? There is no more any nice way to say this. There is no debate – it’s settled – you: 100% fail – us –100% refusal! – How much more goddamn clear can it be? Nooooo – you will insist yet in more arrogant obnoxious childlike behavior of a most despicable kind. Astounding.
Then there’s the political reality of a Constitutional Amendment – 19 states already have gay marriage solidly – up to 30 or 35 in one fell swoop just on Monday past. And some 60% or more of the nation not for this continued nonsense. And the Republican party wants to concentrate on Sissy Smooching? You’re kidding, yes?
And the Democrats will go along with it – sure – to keep everyone’s mind off of their own nonsense.
And that’s the most astonishing thing – the nation is going to hell in hand basket and the Republicans are obsessed with Sissy Smooching … amazing!
Well, frankly, keep your fucking marriage – trash us all you want, have fun, you heathen hordes – but give me back the tax dollars – you stole our money – keep the damn paper – give us the cash. I am so damn tired of paying money to fund the people against me. It is nonsensical.