Author Archive: Jim Hlavac

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It’s been a year or more …

A Year of Boring Nothingness by Jim Hlavac It has been a year and a little more since gay folks were included in marriage laws. It has been incredibly boring. Nothing much has happened – except well, some 500,000 to 1,000,000 gay couples got married. The numbers aren’t in yet – but surely in that …

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Pensive on Pence

So, Donald Trump has picked Mike Pence for Veep — frankly I think it a poor choice. Trump had the opportunity to find a woman, a black guy or a Latino — and there’s plenty of conservative ones … to really blow the lid off the establishment, and fend off the charges made by the …

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Is Our Gene Pool Violent?

I often wonder if the violence of America is because of our gene pool. That is, the immigrants who came to these shores were quite a bunch. European nations for centuries emptied out their prisons, insane asylums, troublemakers, dissidents, anyone who didn’t fit in over there — were rounded up and sent here. Cuba did …

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The myth of the homophobe as gay

They myth has been circulating now for 100 years — it really picked up steam 60 years ago – -and now is just part of the vernacular. It surfaced immediately after a clear and obvious example of a jihadi Muslim on the warpath. No, it couldn’t be the simple reason. It has to be the …

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Why Gary Johnson is best choice

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian party candidate, is the best choice for president because he might actually look at the morass and try to sort it out — rather than just leave it the way it is. He won’t add more to it, like Hilary and Donald want to do. He’ll start to eliminate some things. …

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Clinton or Trump – sheesh

So two ever shifting, conniving blowhards with no real plans other than to focus on the real issues with soaring platitudes are running for president. That’s charming. It’s dangerous, actually. Neither one knows what to do about a single problem. At most they’ll create more problems. They’re not going to lower the national debt. They …

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All Gay Guys have dads in Orlando

I talked to my father today — he and I see eye to eye on many subjects. I guess I’m still the apple at the base of the tree. We talked of many things in our hour long conversation on Father’s Day … and Orlando came up — for how could it not? And he …

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Perhaps a return to blogging

It’s been many months since I posted any comments here — I got sick and tired of the nonsense I saw every day. What was I going to say to influence anything anyhow? Probably nothing. And yet that doesn’t seem a really good reason to not post my thoughts on the conundrum of our times …

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I am compelled about Orlando

It is amazing what has transpired since 45 gay men and a few valiant women were killed at a gay men’s dance hall — dozens more injured. Oh sure, the usual gun debate — that’s predictable. Of course the police reaction must be measured and determined to see if all was done right, or could …

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