Friday, November 11, 2005

Put a Muzzle on Her

Would someone please shut Judith Miller up? Could any other person be more transparent and fake? After the lengths that she went to just to make a name for herself, probably not.

After doing the White House's dirty work in pushing the country to war through false and poorly researched articles on "intelligence" justifications for the Iraq war, can anyone still find this woman credible? Sure, she went to jail, but that hardly makes her a martyr. In fact, right now she appears to be more of an opportunist. Going to jail was the best opportunity she had to make a name for herself.

Even after making a fool of herself though, Judith will not shut up. She now has a blog dedicated to defending her actions. Rather than shutting up, she is trying to hang on to some integrity. However, she again is ignoring the facts. She has already lost any shred of credibility she may have had. There is nothing to hold onto.

So Judith, please do us all a favor and shut up. You have nothing more to say.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Desperate Republicans on Hill Plan to Use Gay Marriage

Gay Americans will once again be a target of Republican Senators as that political party worries about their future. On Wednesday a Senate subcommittee will vote to move forward on a full Senate vote to add an amendment to ban same-sex marriage to the Constitution. Senator Arlen Specter expects a full Senate vote on an anti-gay amendment prior to the 2006 midterm elections.

Odd that tactics like this are still being practiced in the Senate, especially when it becomes clear that Americans are beginning to reject this base form of politics.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Way to Go VA!

Kaine beats Kilgore for Governor!

Someone Get a Plug

Somebody call maintenance, there is another leak!

Earlier tonight Republicans called for an investigation into who leaked information to the Washington Post over an article dealing with Secret Prisons. Many Republicans are convinced it was CIA agents who leaked classified information. Sen. Lott is convinced it may be a Republican Senator who leaked information after a confidential meeting between Republican Senators and the Vice President.

So let me get this right, when it is potentially the CIA who leaked classified information the Republicans are right on the issue? But when it is the White House that leaks classified information (i.e. Scooter and Rove) Republicans in Congress do nothing? What makes Scooter and Rove above the law?

Absolutely amazing...

Let's All Weep for PFOX

This is a long post, but I think it is important to share with you an email I received from the hate group "Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays". The name of the group belongs in quotes, becase its entire existence is a mockery.

I encourage all of you to read this, especially to get a sense of the type of people we are dealing with and the type of people that are hurting our youth. I will post a substantial response to this in a separate post later tonight or tomorrow:
An Insider’s Perspective from Two 2005 National Conventions:
PTA (Columbus, Ohio) & NEA (Los Angeles, California)
By Sissy Jochmann
Member of the NEA Ex-Gay Educators Caucus at www.nea-exgay.org

After attending a workshop at the recent PTA convention in Columbus, Ohio, and the NEA convention in Los Angeles, California, it became very clear both organizations, that are suppose to have our public school children’s best interests in mind, are purposefully withholding information from our children regarding sexual orientation.

At the National PTA meeting, PFOX representatives and Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a clinical psychologist from Grove City College, planned on renting exhibit booth space to distribute educational publications promoting inclusive and safe school environments for all children, gay and ex-gay students, and educators. They had planned to deliver, into the hands of the delegates, information that presented a balanced approach to understanding sexual orientation and safe schools. Their
well-intentioned efforts were halted when PTA rejected PFOX’s application but accepted the application of PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbian’s and Gays, a gay advocacy group.

As a silent protest, PFOX rented a room to hold a “Teach In” workshop describing and distributing the materials that they would have made available to the delegates if permitted. When I personally spoke with a PTA representative and asked why they rejected PFOX’s application, the spokesperson replied, “Their material did not meet the criteria for distribution at the exhibit”. When I asked what PTA found so objectionable about PFOX’s materials, he stated that he did not want to get into a long debate but would file my complaint with the Executive Director, Warlene Gray. End of discussion.

The NEA convention was three days after my PTA experience. One of the most controversial New Business Items presented on the floor of the Representative Assembly dealt with these so called “extremists groups”.

New Business Item 82 was presented by the Chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus. He asked that the “NEA would develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with the new and more sophisticated attacks on curricula, policies, and practices that support GLBT students, families, and staff members in public schools.” He went on to say, “Extremist groups are using increasingly sophisticated and aggressive tactics to attack school districts with affirming GLBT policies, curriculum, and practices. These tactics include litigation, so called “Days of Truth” and attacks on the rights of gay students to form clubs. These groups are making schools less safe and are infringing on our members’ academic freedom” He included Focus on the Family as being one of these “extreme groups.”

I was able to speak in opposition to this NBI but was once again booed when ex-gay was mentioned. The following are my comments:“We wouldn’t have “sophisticated and aggressive attack” from these “extremist groups” if you would simply admit that some people who have same-sex attractions have chosen not to adopt a gay identity and instead have successfully actualized their heterosexual potential and are now
ex-gay. (B00s here) As long as there are people who leave homosexuality and no longer experience same-sex attraction, you will have opposition. Youth with unwanted same sex attraction have a right to hear the stories of former homosexuals and be exposed to the research that validates them in order to help them make an informed and personal decision. So may I call a truce on this most controversial issue and let’s allow everyone the right to choose their own path in pursuit of happiness. In order for our kids to be presented with ALL the information regarding GLBT issues,
please vote NO to NBI. “

Attempting to ignore the facts and research that shows homosexuality is a changeable trait was ever so apparent at both conventions. We have quite a battle in front of us. We’re losing kids everyday to this type of ideology. Homosexual advocacy groups are actively trying to recruit our kids and have them adopt a gay identity as young as 9 years old.

As I was returning home from LA, I sat next to a young adolescent boy named Alex. He was very nervous flying because this was the first time he had flown without his mother. I talked him through the take-off and comforted him until he felt more relaxed. As we became acquainted I learned he was abandoned as a baby in Peru and later adopted by an American couple, who no longer are living together. I asked him to where he was traveling and he excitedly said he was going to an all expense paid training workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Of course, I asked him, “What kind of training?”

He stated that he was the leader of the Gay Straight Alliance in his high school and GLSEN, Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, was sponsoring this event. I proceeded to ask him about the age range that GLSEN was targeting for this training. He informed me that the ages ranged from 13 – 19. Alex was 15 years old. At that point I became a little agitated and expressed my opposition to GLSEN recruiting our kids and encouraging then to adopt a gay identity so young. He said he was really bisexual. I “gently” responded, “Honey, you’re confused! You are going through a very confusing time in your life where so many changes are going on, physiologically, physically and psychologically.” We spent the next hour talking about the different perspectives on homosexuality.


I was able to supply him with booklets and information that GLSEN calls hate speech. I told him GLSEN will refer to people like me as “Religious Right Fundamentalist who are dangerous and intolerant and should be silenced. We ended this part of a two hour conversation when I told him he is now one of the very few gay identified people who have all the facts about sexual orientation in his possession. I urged him not to let GLSEN indoctrinated him but to read all the literature I gave him to make an informed decision.

We ended our flight having another passenger take a picture of the two of us. He promised to send me a copy. After we exchanged kind words and a hug, I waved good bye as he headed out to a five day indoctrinating workshop. My heart was sick as he left but knowing God had that meeting planned from the beginning gave me comfort. I had an opportunity to share my testimony and the gospel with Alex. He listened intently. I hope everyone puts Alex on their prayer list. He’s on mine!

Make Sure Anti-Gay VA Does Not Get More Anti-Gayer-er-er

Dear Virginia people,

I still do not know why you live in Virginia, but I will put that aside for now. Since you are there right now, I hope that you can please do us all a favor and not vote for Kilgore for Governor today. I am not going to tell you who to vote for, I just want to make sure that you do not vote for him.

There are a lot of cheap apartments in Virginia that I would really like to live in, but cannot simply because they are in Virginia. If you vote for Kilgore, I may even have to stop going to your malls. And even though Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is kind of gross, it is still convenient.

So please do me a favor today. Please do not vote for Kilgore and ensure that VA is just anti-gay and not anti-gayer.

Sincerely,
Graham N. Murphy
Loyal Customer

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Coburn Promotes Hitler-esque Scapegoating

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, today made comments on Meet the Press that implied gay Americans are responsible for all of the problems in the United States. Coburn explained his view that gay Americans are undermining the family and forcing the US Congress to spend a good amount of the national treasure on fixing the problems with "the family" that gay Americans are causing. In the past, Coburn has made comments that gay Americans are the greatest threat "to our freedom."

Tom Coburn also went on to state that he cannot wait until his blue-eyed blonde hair "family oriented" society is finally realized. Well maybe not, but he certainly was not far from making comments like that.

Rather than focus on true issues or the real threats that are facing Americans, Coburn toed the Conservative line and practiced the politics of distraction and division. Even with evidence of mounting ethics violations committed by Republicans and a failed war conducted by Republicans, Coburn is more concerned with throwing dirt in the eyes of Americans with anti-gay rhetoric rather than dealing with the failures of the Conservative agenda.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Apprentice Interview: Are You a Homosexual?

Lacking any sense of gaydar, Trump was shocked to learn that the queen he was talking to in his board room is a practicing homosexual. A shocked Trump asked perspective Apprentice candidate Clay, "Are you a homosexual?"

Oh, but it did not stop there! Trump then went on to ask another candidate if he had ever had sex. There Trump was not so shocked by the answer. You can always smell a virgin.

What's going on here Trump? After years in business, do you really think that these questions are appropriate? Let's hope that ignorant managers do not acquire their interview questions from watching the Apprentice. Scary thought, but probably closer to reality than we would like to admit.

Nonetheless, after a weird analogy about why menu options are important to gay and straight people...oh, who knows! Trump then resorted to being sympathetic to the gay coming out process and the discrimination our people face. You've redeemed yourself Trumpy!

Brownie Email Exposed


Makeup???!!! Brownie is one hot drag queen, I'm sure!

Check out the emails: Brownie Emails

"Heckuvah Job Brownie" is Gay Fashionista?

Recent emails released and posted on House Rep. Charlie Melancon's website, show that recently departed FEMA chief Michael Brown was more interested in getting fashion advice from his fag hags than he was in managing disaster relief. According to CNN.com:
Melancon said that on August 26, just days before Katrina made landfall, Brown e-mailed his press secretary, Sharon Worthy, about his attire, asking: "Tie or not for tonight? Button-down blue shirt?"

A few days later, Worthy advised Brown: "Please roll up the sleeves of your shirt, all shirts. Even the president rolled his sleeves to just below the elbow. In this [crisis] and on TV you just need to look more hard-working."

On August 29, the day of the storm, Brown exchanged e-mails about his attire with Taylor, Melancon said. She told him, "You look fabulous," and Brown replied, "I got it at Nordstroms. ... Are you proud of me?"

An hour later, Brown added: "If you'll look at my lovely FEMA attire, you'll really vomit. I am a fashion god," according to the congressman.

Wow! There is just too much there for me to take in. Rolled up sleeves give an air of hard-working? How blue collar of you Brownie. Yes, I am proud of you for going to Nordstroms. You're such a grown up. My, my, my, just look how tall you have gotten. Fashion god? Now that comment is what is going to make me vomit.

Remember Brownie: Limp wrists and sashay. Remember the model walk we practiced!!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alito Supported Gay Rights in '71

Recently uncovered documents from Alito's college days reveal that he supported some rights for gay people. In a paper he wrote, Alito declared that sexual acts between consenting adults should never be illegal. Alito also stated that homosexuals should not be discriminated against in hiring.

This is all very interesting news, but this was also written in 1971. In 1971 I was not even born yet, so I know first-hand how much someone can change over that much time. For example. I now exist.

Don't you just love how documents like this suddenly become "uncovered"? With all their glee, I feel like the religious right knows more than this.

Gays Doing Right Thing in Connecticut

Few LGBT people in Connecticut are taking advantage of the new civil unions law there, and they are doing exactly the right thing. Gays in Connecticut are completely right not to take advantage of a second-class status. While civil unions are a step in the right direction for full equal rights for LGBT Americans, they do not represent complete and unqualified equality.

Just as Rosa Parks realized when she got on the bus that she was not going to be happy just to be on the bus, Connecticut gays are also realizing that they also cannot accept half measures as a substitute for full equality.

The Ugly Woman Has a Point

In a new book, Mary Mapes is firing back at CBS/Viacom news for dismissing her over Dan Rather's Bush National Guard story that aired during the 2004 Presidential election. Mapes says she was unfairly targeted by CBS/Viacom investigators who were more interested in saving their own asses and political capital in Washington. She does not believe that the investigation into the story was as independent as CBS/Viacom would lead the American public to believe.

Mapes is probably right that her firing was completely political and the result of CBS/Viacom's need to protect their political and business interests in Washington. Mapes would also make a valid argument that she was fired because she was also viewed as a threat to the White House. As the Libby indictment proves, this White House has a history of destroying threats that have a command of First Amendment rights.

Like Valerie Plame, Lynndie England and Janis Karpinski, Mapes was another distraction created by conservatives to obstruct the public's view from the true people that need to be investigated in Washington. While Mapes may have produced a story with flaws, she did not produce a war based on manipulated facts and flawed intelligence. If the media forced investigations on this issue, why are they not forcing investigations on an issue that is killing many brave Americans? Why has the media not done a better job at forcing the Administration to talk about the Plamegate investigation? Why has the media not done a better job at demanding why top brass have not been held responsible for Abu Ghraib?

Perhaps the moral of the Mapes story and all those that have come before and after it is this: If you are a woman involved in a Washington charade, watch out. The White House and their hounds (media elite) are watching.

Dems Get What They Want

Phase II of the investigation into prewar reasoning may finally begin to see some light. After Democrats closed down the Senate to demand an investigation, a bipartisan group of six senators must now report back to the Senate leadership by November 14th. Their report must include information about when Phase II will begin.

Republicans are angry that Democrats unexpectedly closed the Senate to get what they wanted, but it worked. I recently saw a clip from July 2004 in which Republicans were lying to the American public on television that Phase II was moving right along.

The gloves are off and Democrats are no longer allowing Republicans to avoid the issues with Weapons of Mass Distraction (Miers, Alito, Bird Flu).

Finally the American public may get some validation for what many already know: American went to war on manipulated and faulty intelligence.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Democrats Demand Answers, Actually Do Something

In a rare move, Democratic Senate Leader Reid called a closed session of the US Senate. Reid is upset that Republicans are not investigating wrongs committed by the White House (i.e. lying about the war in Iraq, outting a covert CIA agent).

Way to go Democrats! Does this signal that a backbone may indeed be growing in the party? Too bad it took you this long to ask for answers on Iraq. Wasn't there like a vote authorizing the war or something? And 2,000 dead soldiers later... Of course, dead Americans do not matter. The President's approval rating does.

Republicans are pissed and Frist says he cannot trust Reid again. This coming from a man that used his influence to make a quick and illegal stock sell.