14 June 2006

An Open Letter to Straight People

Found this on Craig's List...well said.

An open letter to Straights

Apparently all this time I’ve been shoving my sexuality in your face and forcing it on you. I misunderstood. I didn’t know. I am so sorry.

I mistakenly thought it was you who were shoving your lifestyle in my face when you called me faggot before I even knew what that word meant.

I thought you were forcing your sexuality on me when you and your friends cornered me in the locker room after gym class in junior high school, called me a goddamn homo and beat the shit out of me.

I thought the coach was forcing his lifestyle on me when he shouted down at my broken and bleeding body in the locker room that I asked for it because I was looking at the other guys “funny”.

I thought you were shoving your sexuality in my face when you spray painted my name and “is a fag” on the side of the High school building.

When you and your friends trashed my car and then afterwards ran me off the road as I was walking home from school, laughing and calling me a “Queer” I thought I was just walking home from school and not forcing my sexuality down your throat.

I was mistaken and apparently trying to force my deviant lifestyle on you in college that day when thought I might be just trying to find someone like me to talk to when you and your cop friends entrapped me, arrested me and beat me up and threw me in jail because I looked at you the wrong way and smiled at you.

Apparently I asked for it when you and your friends chased me down the street, pulled me into an alley and broke my nose with a booze bottle after I had the gall to come out a known gay bar one night in college.

When I was in the military, I thought one of my friends might be just trying to live a decent, honorable life with his partner of 10 years when you and your military police friends pulled him into an interrogation room and accused him of sodomy because he was living with a guy and not dating women. When you kicked him out of the service and dumped him 3500 miles from his home with no money and no job, I didn’t realize that he was forcing his lifestyle on you. I’m sure he’s sorry too.

I didn’t realize that you were offended by us when my best friend asked to be admitted to his partners’ hospital room while he was dying. You see, he’d lived with him for 20 years and they had shared their life together but had the misfortune of living in a state where people like him had no “legal status” and so his sweet love of 20 years died alone surrounded by people who thought that God had given him AIDS as punishment for the sin of homosexuality. He didn’t understand that your religious sensibilities were more important than his misguided need to be with his partner when he died.

All this time I thought you were forcing your sexuality on me, but now I know that I was forcing mine on you. I am so sorry that all my life, I’ve mistakenly thought that being left alone to live my life, to work and to have a home and family and to be allowed to love who I choose was just living my life - like you live yours.

Little did I know that all that time I was cramming my disgusting sexuality and lifestyle down your throat, forcing you to accept me and demanding “Special Rights”.

Now that I’m older and wiser, you’ll excuse the silly idealism of a dotty middle aged guy who had a vain hope that maybe I could marry the guy I’ve been living with for fifteen years and not have to worry if my religiously devout family will decide to ransack my home after my death because my family – the family who have largely cared less if I lived or died – have more legal rights than my partner, no matter what I say in my will.

You’ll excuse my mistaken notion that I should be allowed to have a good job and not be fired at will because my boss might find out that I live with a guy and am still “single”. You’ll pardon my liberal sensibilities when I think I should be able to rent an apartment from someone who might decide that two guys living together is “an abomination”, or be able to open a joint checking account with my partner, because now I know that it isn’t “normal” for two guys to set up a home together.

Hopefully, you’ll excuse my mistaken notion that my life and my love and my family are at least as important and significant as yours – yes, even when you beat the shit out of your wife the day after she caught you fucking the underaged babysitter, even when you tossed your 15 year old gay son out on the streets, even when I gladly pay very high taxes to send your kids to good schools and you cheat on yours.

I hope you will understand when I was momentarily struck speechless when you raised up your bible and told me that God thinks that I am an abomination and will go to hell. You’ll excuse me for my silly notion that God maybe has other more pressing matters than to care that much if I decide that I want to live with someone I love instead of being alone and celibate. You’ll pardon my weakness when I want a family and have to do it by shoving my homosexual lifestyle in your face.

Finally, please excuse the silly sentimentality of an old man who after nearly six decades of life sees a movie with two “normal” guys who are cowboys who fall in love together. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any people like me in the movies who aren’t silly and shallow or tragic and dying of something or another. It’s been years since I’ve seen someone like me love someone like my partner and not die because of it or end up some tragic stupid queen. So the movie made me happy and so I was momentarily blinded by the hope that it might be recognized as a watershed moment in tolerance. I now know it was a shameful use of one of your dearest symbols of American manliness to once again shove my disgusting lifestyle down your throat.

You’ll excuse me please.

All this time, all my life – I just thought you were trying to make me be something that I can never be. I just thought you were forcing me to conform to your idea of normality. I mistakenly thought you hated me.

I was mistaken. Obviously, all this time I was forcing my lifestyle on you. Please accept my apologies.

Alex Jones Bullhorns Bilderberg Group

President Bush’s “Oh, Shit” Moment of the Day

Today, at a presser, this exchange happened with Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times:

Bush: You gonna ask your question with shades on?

Wallsten: Yes...

Bush: But there's no sun out here.

Wallsten: It depends on your perspective.

Bush: Touché.

Wallsten is legally blind...

We kid the President. It doesn't look like the reporter minded, but it's just another day of "Bizarro" Bush conferences.

Officials sued over phone records access

Chinese activist paralyzed by thugs

On his way home, an unknown assailant struck him from behind with a heavy object and left him unconscious on the side of the road. The blow was so hard it fractured his neck. He has lost control of all bodily functions except his ability to speak. He has been moved to hospital in Yichang, the main city near the Three Gorges Dam, and his family are struggling to find the £5,400 needed for his medical bills. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it had no knowledge of the case.

Bush's Speech Writer Steps Down

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Bush acknowledges Guantanamo damages US image

TOP 15 Biblical Ways to Find a Wife

1. Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave her head, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she's yours.
-- (Deuteronomy 21:11-13)

2. Find a prostitute and marry her.
-- Hosea (Hosea 1:1-3)

3. Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering his flock.
-- Moses (Exodus 2:16-21)

4. Purchase a piece of property, and get a woman as part of the deal.
-- Boaz (Ruth 4:5-10)

5. Go to a party and hide. When the women come out to dance, grab one and carry her off to be your wife.
-- Benjaminites (Judges 21:19-25)

6. Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this will cost you a rib.
-- Adam (Genesis 2:19-24)

7. Agree to work seven years in exchange for a woman's hand in marriage. Get tricked into marrying the wrong woman. Then work another seven years for the woman you wanted to marry in the first place. That's right. Fourteen years of toil for a woman.
-- Jacob (Genesis 29:15-30)

8. Cut off 200 foreskins off of your future father-in-law's enemies and win his daughter for a wife.
-- David (I Samuel 18:27)

9. Even if no one is out there, just wander around a bit and you'll definitely find someone. (It's all relative of course.)
-- Cain (Genesis 4:16-17)

10. Become the emperor of a huge nation and hold a beauty contest.
-- Xerxes a.k.a.:Ahasuerus (Esther 2:3-4)

11. When you see someone you like, go home and tell your parents, "I have seen a ...woman; now get her for me." If your parents question your decision, simply say, "Get her for me. She's the one for me."
-- Samson (Judges 14:1-3)

12. Kill any husband and take HIS wife. (Prepare to lose your son though).
-- David (2 Samuel 11)

13. Wait for your brother to die. Take his widow. (It's not just a good idea, it's the law).
-- Boaz, Onan (Deuteronomy 25:5-10)

14. Don't be so picky. Make up for quality with quantity.
-- Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3)

15. A wife? ...do you REALLY want a wife now?!?
-- Paul (1 Corinthians 7:32-35)

Cathy O'brien video on CHENEY HUMAN HUNTING games


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Bush cancels NASA's climate change research!

Iranian Leader Arrives for Shanghai Summit

My run-in with a Fundy today (Update)

This morning my wife and I had to run my daughter down to the southern part of the state for her first summer camp. On the way back I happened to notice a sign on the road that said "New Adult Superstore - Next Exit." So I asked the wife if she wanted to stop and see what they had and she said sure, she's an adventurous gal, so I pulled off the exit.

Tipper Gore Ready to Support Another White House Run...

Iraqi PM given five minutes' notice of Bush's flying visit

Instead, he boarded a helicopter to Andrews Air Force base and took off for Baghdad. The Iraqi Prime Minister was apparently only given five minutes' notice of Mr Bush's arrival. The two leaders met in the former palace of Saddam Hussein - now the US embassy - where Mr Maliki had been invited on the pretence he would be taking part in a video-conferenced "joint cabinet meeting" with their American counterparts.


"New American Century" Project Ends (just like that)

WASHINGTON - Is the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which did so much to promote the invasion of Iraq and an Israel-centred "global war on terror", closing down?

In the absence of an official announcement and the failure since late last year of a live person to answer its telephone number, a Washington Post obituary would seem to be definitive. And, sure enough, the Post quoted one unidentified source presumably linked to PNAC that the group was "heading toward closing" with the feeling of "goal accomplished".

In fact, the nine-year-old group, whose 27 founders included Vice President Dick Cheney and Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, among at least half a dozen of the most powerful hawks in the George W. Bush administration's first term, has been inactive since January 2005, when it issued the last of its "statements", an appeal to significantly increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to cope with the growing demands of the kind of "Pax Americana" it had done so much to promote.

Labs Compete to Make New Nuclear Bomb

Scientists at both facilities are working around the clock on plans that will be presented to the Nuclear Weapons Council, a federal panel that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons. The council will choose a winner later this year.

Zarqawi successor vows vengeance

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Scientists to explore alien-like glacier in High Arctic

Storm clouds gather over a US economy heading for icebergs

Military documents reveal Zarqawi was a PSYOP

AP: Big Offensive Planned in Afghanistan

A Meteoroid Hits the Moon

June 13, 2006: There's a new crater on the Moon. It's about 14 meters wide, 3 meters deep and precisely one month, eleven days old.

Lawyer: Rove won't be charged in CIA leak case

I wonder if someone made a deal??

Al-Qaida names 20th Sept. 11 hijacker

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Polar bears may be turning to cannibalism

US fears North Korea missile test

11 June 2006

Welcome to the 21 Century. A world for which none of us is prepared

Multiple UFOs Photographed in Greece!

'A LOT OF FORCE': Mystery object hits center Substance to be sent to UNLV for analysis

I’ve found God, says man who cracked the genome


I'm thankful for those people who care and do what they can.


The Fictitious Hijackers

Iran accused of hiding secret nuclear weapons site

Microchip implants raise flags

Col. Jesse Marcel Jr., On and Off the Record

Bush: Zarqawi’s Death May Lead To Sustained Violence In Iraq

Gee, so it wasn't sustained before he was "re-killed">???

GOP Rep.: "I Think The Jury Is Still Out On [Iraqi] WMD"...

Are they fucking kidding?

CBS News: Another Terrorist Attack Coming Soon?

Tabby cat terror for black bear

Bloodthirsty Sean Hannity On Al-Zarqawi Killing: “Those 500 pound bombs… It gives me Goosebumps.”

“I can’t watch this video enough,” Sean Hannity said as he showed a clip of the bomb blowing up Al-Zarqawi’s house for what must have been the umpteenth time on FOX News. “I get such a good feeling knowing the top level Al Qaeda operative we’ve got here.”

Query: How could two 500-pound bombs not pulverize Al-Zarqawi’s body beyond recognition? He looked relatively unscathed in the photos repeatedly shown all day today.

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O'Reilly Promotes Coulter's Book While Polishing His Own Image

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Hundreds Of Iraqi Soldiers Deserting

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Even when you cut through the conspiracy theories about 9/11 and head straight for the facts, the government's version still seems fuzzy.

Md. publisher missing after sailing trip (Worked For Cheney)

In December 2002, he was sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney as president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He stepped down when his term expired in July 2005
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