I do enjoy Bill Maher’s comedy and rants, and I agree with a lot of his “philosophies” (for lack of a better word). He makes very good points, but lately, I’ve found him to be less funny and more condescending – and after reading his book, “New Rules” a couple of years ago, I decided it was time to find a new comedic hero.
The Dorothy Effect shall heretofore be the gay equivalent of the Bradley effect. Voter’s took to the booth and, in its sanctuary, voted Yes for Proposition 8 while publicly proclaiming that the land of the free and the home of the brave treats all men equally in the eyes of the law.
I woke up the morning of November 5th, 2008 feeling like I was part of the world again and went to bed feeling defeated and empty. That morning, I felt like an American and I was ready to take on the responsibility that comes with such an elusive title. But I was shown again that in spite of what we learn, we are not born American but must be accepted as Americans.
I cried for the country I had forgotten was with me, not against me. I cried for the country I thought was dead but had suddenly risen from the grave. I cried for all the martyrs of the American Dream, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Harvey Milk, Addie Mae Collins, James Chaney, Brandon Tina, Jonathan Daniels, James Byrd and the multiples of others who died because of the color of their skin or their denial of denying themselves and they stood up and said, “Yes we can.” I cried because I had given up on the USA and no longer felt the pride I had felt so many years ago to stand up and salute the red, white and blue. I was both proud and humbled.
I suppose some would complain that since the election has heated up, I’ve covered too serious of topics, forgetting my ordinarily laugh at the world self and instead substituting for more serious topics (hence the “seriously”). Well, this post is no exception… seriously. Some will remember President Elect Obama’s (no I don’t think I’m being…
We all know President George W. Bush has been noted for hi antics while intoxicated, be it on alcohol or other substances, but did you know about Obama’s history with narcotics?
I make a lot of predictions about politics, some published, some unpublished. I’m not always right with the famed “margin of error”, but I generally get pretty close. For example, in 1999, I predicted that if George W. Bush were to become the next President of the United States it would result in World War…
I am a happy person. I’m a happy person because I eat. I eat to remain a happy person; it’s that simple. As a man, stereotypically, vanity would not be an issue. As a homosexual man, vanity defines me – vanity and food that is. Ordinarily, I would avoid a full length mirror, but sometimes curiosity gets the best of me.
Forgive me if I missed something in last nights Vice Presidential debate. Did Joe Biden and Madame Palin really say that they were for equal rights for homosexuals but not for redefining marriage? I fail to see how you can truly have “equal” rights without such “redefining.” The nuances of the words marriage and redefining can be argued, but truly, making statements effectually stating that it’s ok for gay people to enter into contracts to give them the same rights as heterosexual couples entering into marriage is… well… not equal!