Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Choke That Chicken

So this joker, R. Clarke Cooper, who's the Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans
(now there are some credentials for ya! Oy!) came out swinging at his own community in the
Huffington Post in regards to the Chick-fil-A hoopla.

I'd like to give you a taste of what this pillow-biter had to squawk about from inside the
chicken factory.

"Turning a chicken sandwich into Public Gay Enemy Number One makes LGBT people look superficial, vindictive and juvenile -- everything that we as a community have worked hard to overcome. Remember, employers don't want drama queens on the payroll, military service is serious business, and marriage is not a right society grants to spoiled children. While in a perfect world our equality should not depend on our good behavior, in a world where our rights too often hinge on political reality, the way our movement conducts itself matters."

Where to begin, where to begin?!?

First of all, a sell-out Republican (who sucks up to the party most determined to eradicate
us) telling anyone what is 'inappropriate' behavior is laughable, at best. The idea that this
guy knows from public image is a farce.

Second, there is no "we," sweetheart. You and I do not play for the same team.
All you Log-Sucking Wannabees with your endless efforts to fit in and pry acceptance
are nauseating. We do not have the same goals in mind, nor do you speak for my community
or me.

You're meant to be a proponent for Equality?!?! You're chastising the rest of us for
speaking our minds?!? Get real, you apologist asshole.

Your over-the-top assumption that any one's trying to drive a huge multinational 'out of
business' is absurd, as was your soft-balling of the issue. It isn't about just fast food, ya moron; and continuously mocking the severity of the issue won't do anything but convince folks you
are exactly what you are....a mouthpiece who wants all of us to be a 'good' little croney and
mind our place, like you've been 'smart enough' to do.

You are doing a grand job serving those massers real good now, House Boy Roy, and I shore
nuff knows they appreciates it. So much so they may let you keep dancing your self-deprecatin'
Bojangles dance while they wet themselves laughing.

To you, 'earning respect' is all about playing a role. A role that isnt' genuine, to receive
handouts and respect that isn't real.

(By the by, it is a free country--on paper at least--and if this asshole felt so great a need to
shove his agenda down the public's throat, then he gets the repercussions that follow. No
one made him mix business and politics. Sacrifice for what you believe in. The rest of us do.)

This response to the C-F-A Prez is opposition to a dated homophobic policy of a major
corporation with lots of money, lots of outlets, lots of pull. You downplaying the impact of such policies is ridiculous.  Either you're not very smart or you presume we aren't.

We're not talking about philosophical differences or disagreements here. This man
willingly and vociferously and proudly stated opposition to gays marrying on moral grounds,
and has thrown his hat in the ruing with others who have a more visibly violent agenda;
to degrade and disregard and disrespect us in every arena. To lessen our roles in the world
we live in.

Them's fighting words.

These folks promote a rabid distaste for us--an unbound, angry, rhetoricized lust for our
undoing that is not limited to curbing our social and civil rights. Their lies, venom, and
embitteredness for us is a machine that drives hate, embeds lies, and takes lives.
That's where your precious 'fast food' money is going, jackass.

Hate speech and discrimination concepts fuel and rule the world of closeted people
everywhere. It is not a small matter. And these people do not care about nor respond
to diplomacy. YOU go be silent some more, why don'tcha?

Businesses, churches, politicians, and others are circling the wagons, and it isn't
about cutesy sound-bites you see on TV. Pull your chicken-head out of your monkey-ass
and wake up.

Turncoat Slams Other Activists: Cooper's Rant in Full


Monday, July 30, 2012

"Touch of Pink"

"Touch of Pink" is a 2004 dramedy/romance featuring the smoking-hot
Jimi Mistry, and an odd narrator! It's pretty light, but has its moments.
Some good popcorn-fare and soul food for the start of another lonnnnng
week in election year!

It's too damned HOT to be outside, people!


'Chock-Full-a' Shit

Chick-fil-As Prez looks pretty comfy with
wrapping his lips and sucking.
Who'd want to eat greasy, microwaved substitute chicken in the first place,
I'm sure I don't know.

Chick-fil-A has always been synonymous with defibrillation, and they've
always had a 'Christian agenda' (which, of course, never has anything to
do with so-called-Christianity at all.)

But this media war has provided the Reich in this country a focal point for
their disdain and psychosis.

Now, I don't care anything about trying to get them to change, since hard-asses
don't develop consciences or clues, but I'm all about boycotts and getting their
sponsorship out of 'inappropriate places' where they might be able to spread
their dangerous agenda .

Here's some info from the group "All Out" in reference to the nasty fast food
chain's faux pas, squared.


Chick-fil-A has gone off the rails. President Dan Cathy has said that the fast food chain is "guilty as charged" for funding homophobia to the tune of millions every year - and they're proud of it.

This Wednesday, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and the biggest anti-gay organisations across the country are sending every one of their followers to chow down in Chick-fil-A and celebrate their homophobic agenda. This is the moment to show Chick-fil-A that homophobia is just plain rotten.

We can hit Chick-fil-A where it hurts - their bottom line. By not buying their food, and signing the petition to show your support - we can create the biggest demonstration of America's pro-equality agenda, ever. We have until Wednesday to make it happen - will you sign on and tell Chick-fil-A no way?

All over America, people are saying no way to Chick-fil-A's anti-equality stance. Chicago has said the franchise is not welcome. Boston has told Chick-fil-A they cannot set up shop where America's first, legal same-sex marriages were held. Students at University of Kansas and Wichita State University are demanding that Chick-fil-A get out of their schools.

Last year, Chick-fil-A spent around $2 million to fight marriage equality across the country, publishing false "reports" claiming that gay and lesbian people are abusive parents and, worst of all, pushing for criminalization of homosexuality all over the world.

We know there are other corporations funding anti-equality measures - but Chick-fil-A has taken this to new heights. They're proud to be peddling hate; "guilty as charged". In 2010 alone, Chick-fil-A gave almost $2 million dollars to anti-gay groups. A national outcry is creating an international media storm and it's telling one story - Chick-fil-A are on the wrong side of history.

With America's most powerful anti-gay organizations gathering behind one of their biggest funders - we need to send a message that it's not okay to play chicken with love and equality. It's time to show Chick-fil-A, and those whose anti-gay agenda they fund, that there are more people who believe in equality than oppose it. Our message is short and sweet - but we need to make it heard now. Wednesday is Chick-fil-A appreciation day - will you sign now and tell Chick-fil-A you don't appreciate their anti-gay stance?

Thanks for going All Out.
Andre, Aviya, Guillaume, Hayley, Jasmin, Jeremy, Michael, Pablo, Tile and Wesley.


Chick-fil-A Thrust Back Into Spotlight on Gay Rights

Christian Science Monitor: Chick-fil-A dilemma

Kansas City Star: Chick-fil-A controversy reaches Kansas universities

Equality Matters: Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2M in 2010 alone


Friday, July 27, 2012

Political Watch: "Mitt Gets Worse"

"Mitt Gets Worse" Videos & Web-site

This is a website definitely worth checking out.

If you are somehow on-the-fence or unaware of
just what Shitty Mitty is all about, do yourself and
the country a favor and check these out.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Beautiful Thing"...complete movie

Of all the great 1990s push of gay-friendly films, this is by far one of
my favorites!

Touching, funny, poignant, and personal in a way that transports you
back to your own first urgings in a real and powerful way.

Brilliantly blended to give a realistic yet sympathetic view, and so
effortless in delivery that you forget you're watching a film!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Every Thing its Time and Place

People seem to find that calling me
an 'angry activist' is a curse;It's not.
It's a gold star, really.

Yes, I'm angry;I'm paying attention.

People setting their sights on us
because we 'differ' from what they
wish the world to be like.
People targeting me with violence,
denied opportunities, slander, gossip,
vandalism, threats, assaults, limited
access and denial of basic freedoms...
all because of who I am.

It won't change me.
I won't deny myself.
I won't live my life quietly
or in a closet in order to make others
'happy' with their false sense of strength,
empowerment, or entitlement.

Who the hell do these idiots think they are?

Well, they only have the ability if we
acquiesce and allow them the ability.

If my spirit and drive is mistaken as
anger and bitterness, so be it.
It won't be interpreted as 'victimized.'

"Oh, but we need to preserve dignity, and
deal diplomatically, and mend fences, and
build bridges, Robert...you shouldn't do
anything that will alienate people and make
them think we're all nuts or anarchists."

Here's a newsflash: those that hate us on
'religious' grounds (what a laff!) will never
care anything about us except to see us jailed,
neutered, or dead. You spend your life tucking
tail, apologizing for existing, and compromising
if you want.

My version of "Keep it civil" is to respond
as such; When someone is attempting to make
a second class citizen out of me, to strip my
power, my rights, my livelihood, my esteem,
I shall respond--
"Dear Sir/Madame, I appreciate that you
have gone to a great deal of trouble to become so
adamantly ignorant, so I do humbly beseech you
as kindly as possible...please do...

Let's keep it real.