Dr. Sally Ride, the first woman in space, passed away a couple of days ago, and Andrew Sullivan is absolutely right to call her out on hiding in the closet as long as she did. It was very sad-this woman was an icon of feminism. She was also a lesbian. However, she never came out in the media. She did have a 27 year relationship with another woman, but never said anything about it-only her family and close friends knew. I can understand why in some cases-she was in the military during the worst years of the ban on LGBT people in the military, and she was an astronaut in a very racist, sexist and homophobic agency of the government-NASA. However, even though she could not have come out in 1983, what about 1993? or 2003? She could have said something, she could have been an inspiration to younger lesbians like me, but she chose not to. Harvey Milk once said that the closet was our enemy. And it’s STILL our enemy. Sally Ride chose to sit on the sidelines when she could have gotten in the game and changed things sooner. I respect Kristy McNichol even more than I already did for doing what someone like Sally Ride wouldn’t even think of doing. I’m sorry, but coming out in your obituary doesn’t count. Kristy didn’t do that-Sally Ride did.
OK, sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, but I just have to say something about the protests in Anaheim, CA…July 25th, 2012
First off, I’m so glad so many racist bigoted assholes have chosen to move out of California. Good fucking riddance. For the rest of you racist, bigoted assholes still polluting my state, please MOVE. We Californians who aren’t bigoted, racist assholes will be more than glad to see you leave. I’m just SO done with all the fuckheads bitching about this state. Don’t like it? MOVE!
But, I digress…
Orange County, California is a bigoted shithole. Anyone who isn’t white, straight and male is not welcome in Orange County. For the life of me, I don’t see why anyone not white, straight or male even attempts to live there. And-I’m not surprised Anaheim has erupted into riots over the illegal shootings of Latino males. I’ve been expecting this for a VERY long time. See, I used to live in Orange County. That’s why I say point blank that OC is a racist, sexist, homophobic shithole. I fucking KNOW how bad it is there for anyone who isn’t white. Throughout the 15 years I was unlucky enough to stay in that shithole, I saw a lot of OC cops harass people who were of another skin color. Asians were OK, but if you’re Black or Latino in OC, you get harassed by the cops. A lot. I had a lot of friends-middle class, law abiding people, mind you-that were harassed. For no reason. And yet, nobody did or said anything in response. They couldn’t. If they had, the harassment would have been worse, and it was the cop’s word against yours. As for the riots, it did my heart good to see the Latinos finally rise up and kick some cracker ass last night. I don’t believe violence solves problems, but the cops in OC have been harassing the Latino population for so long that I was amazed they finally had enough.So, to see the Latinos in Anaheim finally protest their shitty treatment was awesome to witness. For some stupid reason, I stayed in that horrible place for 15 years, and wasn’t able to get out of there until 1996, when I moved to Long Beach. I’ve been in LA County ever since, and LA County is a better place to live, especially if you’re not white, straight and male.
OK, if they were gang members, so what? As long as the gangs behave themselves and cause no problems, they’re pretty much left alone here in LA County. Now, of course they don’t do that, so they do attract police attention. However, you don’t hear of the LAPD or the LA Sheriffs shooting some guy in the back as they are running away from the cops. You don’t hear of the LAPD or LA Sheriffs beating a homeless man to death, like the Fullerton cops. That shit does not happen here. And, that shit shouldn’t happen in OC either.
Frankly, anyone still living in OC who’s not white straight or male would be advised to move out of there. Come to LA County. We’re not gang ridden like the assholes in OC like to tell you. And-you won’t get shot by an OC cop for no damn good reason,either.
Time for an update. Sorry I haven’t updated, but school comes first. Now that the semester’s over, I’ll be posting more often. Oh, and speaking of posts, remember this post from last year?
OK, the news from the recall elections in Wisconsin last night is frankly, horrible for the Petulant Left. They brought all their heavy hitters to Wisconsin to try to get the vote out. Ed Schultz was there and so was Cenk Ugyur and Jane Hamsher. Even Michael Moore showed up to lend a hand. What happened? The GOP managed to hold on to three seats, the Democrats got two seats, and one seat’s being contested, although the AP called it for the Republican (UPDATE:The Wisconsin Democratic Party has dropped contesting the 8th District election, so the Republican won). So. Two out of four. Of course they’re spinning the results as a “major victory” for the Wisconsin Democrats but we all know the truth. The Petulant Left got it’s collective ass kicked in Wisconsin last night, and for that we should be exceedingly happy.The Wisconsin Democrats DID get two more seats in the Wisconsin legislature that they didn’t have before,so that’s kinda good for the Democrats. And, as the President didn’t waste his time-or the national Democratic Party’s money, time and energy-on recalling six Republicans who will lose their seats in 2012 anyway, the President actually comes away from this with an enhanced reputation, since he’s the one who’s NEVER LOST AN ELECTION unlike the Loony Lefties who have lost SEVERAL.
The Democratic Party relied on those people from 1980 to 1991, and all they did was further Reagan’s kill the middle class policy by getting their asses kicked election after election, both state and national. Why did that happen? Because the PL never grew up. They never became emotional adults. They relied on tactics that didn’t work-even in the anti-Vietnam War protests of the late 1960′s. I’ve been saying for a long time that the Far Left never got beyond the anti-War Movement. And it’s becoming more and more obvious that is the case. We don’t need that in the Democratic Party, especially now. One of the few things Bill Clinton did right was to kick the Petulant Left out of the Democratic Party. Why? BECAUSE THE PETULANT LEFT CAN’T WIN ELECTIONS. They scare too many moderates and Independents off with their frothing at the mouth, angry rhetoric, always talking about how America is this horrible place they’re stuck in. I mean, honestly-would you vote for that? I wouldn’t. It’s not so much the candidates as it is the people BEHIND them saying this nonsense. And it discredits the candidates every single time. That’s why the PL can’t win elections and they need to be kept far, far away from Democrats, just like the far Right needs to be kept far, far away from Republican candidates.
Let’s look at the facts. Was ANYBODY calm and rational on either side during the Wisconsin recall campaign? Everything I saw was “crush the Republicans” or “crush the Tea Party”. There were no calm, rational adults saying “Hey, we need to calm down here and bring down the overheated rhetoric a bit. These people are our friends and neighbors-we need to work with them, not against them.”. It was all rant, rant, rant. Hate, hate, hate. And now? The PL will be ranting even more thanks to their fuckup in Wisconsin. So, last night in Wisconsin was a huge victory for the President-believe it or not. The results show that President Obama’s bipartisan (READ: ADULT) approach works, and the PL’s late ’60′s “burn ‘em out” tactics do not. The PL was shown for the unelectable, immature fools they really are, rather than the “revolutionaries” they like to think of themselves as. Hopefully, the Unions learned their lesson and will now go back to the center-Left coalition that brought them to the table in the first place.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Cenk, Michael Moore and Hamsher threaten to burn Wisconsin down now that the Republican in the contested election was the winner. Frankly, anger and violence is all they’ve got, now since last night’s results showed that votes from moderates and Independent voters mean more than frothing at the mouth tirades about how America needs to follow THEIR lead. Notice how much Huff Poach is talking up the London riots? In my humble opinion, that’s what they want to see happen in Wisconsin, now that this recall crap has failed. Hopefully, cooler heads in Wisconsin will prevail, but they are going to have to get rid of these grifters in their midst. The best thing for the President to do is stay far away from these people, and that’s exactly what he’s doing. Thing is, a wounded animal is the most dangerous one-and make no mistake about it-the Petulant Left is not just wounded-they’ve taken a electoral beating so bad it would land a human being in the ICU. So, they’re very dangerous right now, and the President, I’m sure, knows that.
So, let’s hope things turn out for the best, and that Wisconsin isn’t London. I’m sure it’s not, and cooler heads there will prevail, but I’m really concerned about this mainly because Moore, Hamsher, Schultz and Uygur have to be smarting from the asskicking they and their immature little PL buddies got last night. And you know what? They deserved it. I’m not happy when the Republicans win because their policies hurt real human beings rather than “political ideology”, but just the fact that the PL got it in the shorts last night is not necessarily a bad thing. Is it good for Wisconsin Democrats or the people in Wisconsin in general? Of course not.Like I said, extremist Randian Republican ideology is horrible for the average working folks who are affected by it. But-is it good for the Democratic Party as a whole? Absolutely. The more people like Ed Schultz, Jane Hamsher, Michael Moore, Adam Green and Cenk Ugyur are shown for the frauds they actually ARE and how irrelevant to the average voter they REALLY are, the better for actual, mature, moderate and liberal ADULTS who are Democrats-and especially the President himself.
Well, it happened again. Scott Walker is still Governor of Wisconsin. And the PL are still a bunch of whiny losers. Some things never change, eh? Here’s hoping the Wisconsin Democrats GET THE MESSAGE and kick the PL out, just like the national party did.
And, once again, we lose a very talented person to drug and alcohol addiction. Once again, fame, talent and money mean absolutely nothing when confronted by the demons of addiction. No amount of money, no amount of fame and no amount of talent can defeat addiction. Period, end of sentence. THAT is why the entertainment industry needs to STOP glamorizing drug and alcohol use, as I said when Amy Whinehouse died. Using drugs and drinking are not “sexy”, “cool” or “defiant”. Using drugs and drinking CAN BE DEADLY, especially if you break out in a drunk when you drink or use. And, hanging around with people doing that shit can be just as deadly, if you’re not careful. And Whitney Houston is the ultimate example of this.
Whitney was not supposed to end up like this-drunk, loaded and then dead. She was supposed to be a Streisand type diva, the one who’s respected, and who’s followed by lots of young ladies who want to sing like she did. However, she ended up with a “bad boy” and thought she could “change” him. She didn’t change him-he changed HER.
After she got married to the jerk, she lost all her individuality and became an appendage of Bobby Brown. She admitted that she started using cocaine and smoking marjiuana while she was married to him. Surprised? I’m not. Some women seem to think that by doing what the “bad boy” does, it endears her to him. That’s bullshit. The only thing that does is make that woman look like a fool to the rest of the world. And that’s what happened to Whitney Houston. Instead of retaining her physical and emotional independence, she chose to cling to toxic waste, and that’s exactly what Bobby was at the time. Hell, even he admitted that not long ago. That marriage was the beginning of the end of her career, mainly because she was never her own person. She was always someone else’s. And that’s what helped kill her.
The best thing Whitney ever did was dump Bobby Brown. It’s just too bad she didn’t do it while she still had her voice. Hence, the lesson of Whitney Houston. Whitney is going to be an example to other young women like her-talented and ambitious. When they meet the Bobby Brown type loser, they will think of Whitney Houston and leave those “bad boys” alone-hopefully. If Whitney had told Bobby to jump in the lake instead of marrying him, she would still be alive, still be singing and still be respected. I believe that’s why Bobby Brown started blubbering in Mississipi at his concert tonight-he had a hand in her death, and he fucking knew it. Sure, she was an adult and was stupid enough to go along with it. And, she did have her issues with drugs BEFORE she met Bobby Brown. So, he’s not to blame for all of it. But he IS to blame for some of it. He could have said “Babe, let’s not do this shit anymore. We’re adults now.” But he didn’t.
I hope this turns out to be a lesson for every young women confronted by a jerk like Bobby Brown. Remember what happened to Whitney-and leave his loser ass the fuck alone. You don’t need a relationship worse than you need your own self. RIP, Whitney.
No, I’m not posting that racist piece of shit here. Those two dopey assholes yelling the N word to the only black person in the room who was walking out in disgust…just the beginning folks. By the end of the election the Republicans will probably start showing up in KKK regalia. Just a matter of time now before Romney, Gingrich, Santorum or one of their acolytes will use the N word in regards to the President. And their goose will be well and truly cooked. It’s only going to be a matter of by how big of a margin the President will be re-elected-it’s like my sister says, they do NOT know who they are dealing with.
I just saw the President’s news confrence about the birth control issue with religious institutions…February 10th, 2012
And once again-I don’t understand what the problem is. For all the whining from the “shove it down their throat” left, you’d think the President totally caved. He didn’t. All that happened was that the Administration agreed to exempt religious institutions from having to pay for contraceptive care for women. That’s it. That doesn’t mean the women who work for those institutions will not GET contraceptive care-indeed, it will be offered by the insurance provider anyway FREE OF CHARGE. Once again, the Petulant Left proves they don’t want a President operating under the Constitution-something they said all the time during W Bush’s reign of stupidity-they want a dictator that’ll shove extremist Left ideology down the throats of the other side. Sorry, y’all can go to Venezuela if you want that. That kind of shit would start a shooting civil war in THIS country.
Fuck being polite-this is WAR. If we do not re-elect the President by a landslide, this behavior will spread across the country. I don’t know about you, but if I were a gay or lesbian kid in this particular shithole I’d start packing heat. No, I’m not kidding-I’m so pissed I could spit nails. This is from Rolling Stone about Michelle Bachmann’s district in Minnesota where they are trying to kill gay and lesbian kids-and succeeding:
Motherfucking assholes. No other word for these people.
It’s starting to change. That’s the good news. People are starting to wake up. And not too late, either. It’s just in fucking time.
I’ve always had the sneaking suspicion that the Susan G. Komen Foundation is a scam. Why? Well, they don’t actually DO anything for people with breast cancer. They advertise and put ugly pink bullshit on packages. So, when they decided to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, it was really no surprise. Nancy Brinker, the CEO of Komen is a Republican, and their board is choc a bloc with misogynist “pro life” Republicans. Don’t believe me? Here’s a great diary from Daily Kos basically saying the same thing:
Take those ugly pink ribbons and shove them up your ass, SKG.
If you really want to help women’s health, donate to Planned Parenthood. Cut out the middle women and give to the one organization that really has our backs. It sure ain’t the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
I swear-watching the GOP primary itself to death is a lot like watching the captain steering the Titanic before they hit that iceberg. I’ve never seen so many people so much in denial over just how fucked they are come November. Between Mitt “I’m not concerned about the very poor” Romney and Newt “The moon will be the 51st state in the Union” Gingrich, this is really shaping up to be a HUGE landslide for President Obama in November. Do you think for one minute that anyone posessing a functioning brain-including Republicans-would vote for EITHER of those two? I have much more faith in the voting public than THAT. Cue Celine Dion. THAT is how done the GOP is.
It was just a little thing-most people would have not noticed it. Luckily, I have an eye for detail. I was going through my categories this morning ( I was doing the Allen West post) when I noticed something in the categories archive was a little…well, off. Seems my hacker doesn’t like California. Well, Mr. or MS hacker, I don’t care much for the deep South either. I swear-I really think secession is the only option sometimes-fuck these people. But then again, California’s secession is what they WANT. So, I don’t think California is full of assholes and sociopaths-that’s the deep SOUTH. Like Alabama and Georgia where all the sociopaths seem to live.