Archive for November, 2004

Gay Repbublicans

Sunday, November 7th, 2004 | Gay Stuff, Politics | 5 Comments

While I was working this morning I watched a show on ‘Trio‘ called ‘Gay Republicans‘ .. Oh my GOD… This is one of those shows that had me yelling at the TV. I can completely understand standing behind some of the stated Republican values of smaller government (though they’re missing the mark), conservative fiscal values (though they’re missing the mark), fiscal responsibility (though they’re REALLY missing the mark), and national security (oh my GOD are they missing the mark).. Mind you I’m not saying these are unique to the Republican Party – this is just their schtick. So, while I might not agree with their policy on these positions, I can at least understand the goal and how gay men and lesbians would support it.

However, what AMAZES me is how some openly gay and lesbian people can be a part of a party that goes beyond not accepting them to actively attacking them and using gay issues as a blatant political tool to to win a campaign at the expense of basic civil rights..It just escapes me…I just heard a gay man actually say ‘The amendment states that marriage is between a man and a woman – it doesn’t say anything about excluding me’… What the FUCK?.. That is actually PRECISELY what it says. It states that the rights and privileges that government provides to heterosexual couples isn’t available to him (and me).. Mind you I’m not talking about religious marriage (if a church doesn’t want to marry me i’ll go to a different church) – I’m talking about civil marriage and the rights the government ties to that construct. Oh my GOD… There are actually people that agree with, not only writing discrimination into the constitution, but writing in discrimination against them selves… I just want to scream.. Do people REALLY hate themselves that much?? WOW…

Makes ya wonder if there were women who didn’t think they should be allowed to vote… Or African Americans who thought that slavery was justified…

Uggg.. Anyway… Just venting

(BTW – the show also did a good job of showing the other half of the log cabins that were forced to split with their party over this very issue… I was impressed by their take on the whole thing)

An idea

Thursday, November 4th, 2004 | Politics | 4 Comments


(got this from a buddy via iChat – don’t know the origins but I like it! :))

General feeling

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 | Politics | 1 Comment

Just lookinig at the ichat statuses on my buddy list and there seems to be a theme:

  • People suck
  • USA Sucks… I’m moving to canada
  • Deport ME!!!!
  • We’re Screwed
  • Bitter
  • Depressed
  • canada anyone?
  • what happened to my country?
  • yea… whatever… 🙁
  • disgusted
  • 4 more wars..
  • A Once Great Nation
  • Hello Draft
  • Working remotely from Ontario for the next 4 years…
  • Looking at Places to move


Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 | Politics | 2 Comments

I Just can’t tell you how much faith I’ve lost in the american electorate… Up until I had a certain amount of faith that even if there was evil and corruption in power, when given a chance, the american voter would do the right thing and vote with their brains and maintain the dignity of a great nation…

I’ve changed my mind…

It is somewhat excusable to vote the way people did in 2000… The administration didn’t have a presidential track record.. But today there is no excuse. We know what the man has done and by voting the way we did yesterday we’re telling the world that we’re proud of it. All I can say is I’m happy to live in a blue state (though barely.. WTF)

We’ve turned into a nation of schoolhouse bullies and frankly I’m absolutely disgusted…

Sorry.. back to what you’re doing

Today is the Day

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 | Politics | 2 Comments