Friday, April 24, 2015

Jacob and Anthony Are Going To The Dance

I remember being the closeted gay kid in high school, and just hating when dances came around because everyone always asked if you were taking anyone and the only person I wanted to take was Ian, the foreign exchange student from Australia, but that just would not happen. So, I didn’t go to proms and homecomings and such, though it might have been different had I had a friend like Jacob Lescenski.

Jacob is straight — that’s okay, he was born that way — and his best friend, Anthony Martinez, is gay; also okay, because he was born that way. Anthony is also a member of the student council and plans a lot of the school dances, but never gets asked to attend … until now.

One day, after posting to Twitter that he didn’t have a date for the dance, Anthony walked down a hall at school and saw this:
"You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8!"
His best friend had decided that he’d like to take Anthony to prom:
“I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn’t work out so well. Then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, Tweeting about wanting a date. I then thought about how amazing of a guy he is and that he deserved a date. So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day. No one knew about it except for me, my friend Jamie, and Mia. Therefore it was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!” — Jacob Lescenski
Times do change; people do change.

Some people are gay; get over it … and dance.
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Minute Rant: "Dr." Phil

“Dr.” Phil.

Gosh, I loathe that smug, sanctimonious, self-righteous egomaniacal tool. And even more so now …

See, the Not-So-Good “Doctor” was on reported transition while making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Last week and offered his thoughts on Bruce Jenner’s transition.

Jimmy asked if Phil was hurt that Bruce was being interviewed by Diane Sawyer and not himself — like “Dr.” Phil is the go-to source for a serious interview — and he said this:

“It would be boring to talk to me about that. First off, I would say, ‘Look. If it’s what you want to do… do it! What the hell’s it matter what anybody else thinks?’ … ‘You’re almost 80, what’s the point?. This is a theoretical exercise, right? I don’t know. He’s kind of past prime for like… right? I’ll tell you what. He’s a hell of a nice guy.”

So, I guess he has no right to be happy, eh, “Doctor”?  I guess when you reach a certain age you should just sit still and never try to achieve your authentic self.

“Dr.” Phil needs to see a shrink, and then he needs to STFU.

I Didn't Say It ...

Hillary Clinton, on the GOP contenders for the presidential nomination:

“I think it's worth noting that Republicans seem to be talking only about me.”

True, because they have nothing to offer.
I mean, unless you count being pro-war, pro-one-percent, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-immigration and they don’t want to admit to that!
Paul Kuntzler, on picketing the White House April 17th, 1965 in what is believed to have been the first organized gay rights demonstration in American history:

"It was so revolutionary. It had never been done before anywhere in the world. We all wore coat and ties and we all had pseudonyms. I wasn’t scared. I was intrigued by the idea. But I was intimidated by all the photographers. I was only 23. And as they came across the street they started photographing us. Every time I approached the cameras, I hid behind my sign because I was unnerved by the whole thing. But I don’t think I was scared. I was very open and proud of being gay. People passed by in disbelief. It was written on their faces. It had never had happened before. My sign read, '15 million homosexuals protest federal treatment.' It reflected what I thought. We could not conceive then the astonishing progress we would eventually make as a community. The idea that gay people, gay men and women, could work openly in the government and serve in the military. It was beyond our imagination."

And so it began … it’s been a long time, but we’ve emerged from the Dark Ages.
Giorgio Armani, on gay men and how they dress:

“A homosexual man is a man 100%. He does not need to dress homosexual. When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme – to say, ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ – that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man. [And] I don’t like muscle boys. Not too much gym. I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much.”

Take just a moment to see Armani’s designs for men, where he shows off their bodies in what can be perceived, by some, in very gay clothes.
Then look up Armani in his little bikini, or look up Armani’s boyfriend, who is exactly like what Armani says he doesn’t like.
Some folks should just shut up.
Michael Savage, right wing talk show host  saying it isn’t not right to attack Clinton for her looks and then doing just that:

“She’s the nice woman, the TV ad shows her with gay couples — like that’s the most important thing on earth, the happy gay couple. She’s ‘hitting the road to earn your vote,’ she hasn’t driven a car in 20 years but she’s one of us, the pancake woman. I can look at it, the pantsuits — I don’t want to go into the weight thing, that’s not fair, because time and gravity is unfair to all of us, so let’s put that aside, let’s not talk about her looks. But her looks alone could sink the campaign. From the neck up, forget about the neck down. We’re not going to ridicule her physically, it happens to all — but the head up, I’m telling you, do you want to look at that for eight years? Do you really want to have that face staring at you for eight straight years? That frightening face?”

Yes, by all means, let’s pick a President based on their looks.
Jon Stewart, on the latest GOP ‘Gotcha’ question about whether or not Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, John Kasich or Ted Cruz would attend a same-sex wedding:

"If you can't handle these questions, how are you going to handle … Putin … asking you to go to a gay wedding? This election is going to boil down to who do you trust ... to pick up the phone at 3 am and RSVP to a gay wedding."

It’s a way of trying to come off as gay friendly by saying you’d go to the wedding, but still maintaining that the wedding should never take place because of The Gay.
Seth Meyers, to those GOP contenders like Walker and Rubio attending a same-sex wedding:

“Hey, we all want to just go to the reception. The open bar is the payment for sitting through the service. You sir, are a freeloader.”

Yeah, they won’t go to witness the ceremony, but they’d stop by for a free drinks and some Pigs-in-a-Blanket.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Random Musings

Well, it looks like legislation to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee was beaten back by the state Senate when they voted to “refer” the bill — passed by the House — back to a legislative committee over questions of its constitutionality.

Still, while it may be over in Tennessee, these laws, like those pesky Hate-filled RFRAs, are still popping up like pimples on the ass of humanity. On the heels of a quickly withdrawn attempt last year to make the Bible the official state book of Louisiana, a similar bill was introduced earlier this year in Mississippi. And while it went nowhere, state Representative Tom Miles, a Democrat … a Democrat? … says he plans to reintroduce it next session.

Does anyone else see that making a religious text the official book of a state is very clearly a violation of Separation of Church and State and if we can see it, why can’t these elected wingnuts see it?
So, mailman Don Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter on to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in what he calls an act of civil disobedience.

I call it “Lucky he wasn’t shot out of the sky.”

Hughes was carrying letters to every member of Congress urging them to address corruption and to pass campaign finance reform; a good idea.

But a bad attempt. Hughes is a wingnut, who calls himself a patriot, though for a few scary seconds the US armed forces thought he was a terrorist and might have shot down the gyrocopter but refrained from doing so because they might have killed or injured innocent people on the ground.

Here’s the queer: Hughes says he’s a patriot and wants campaign finance reform, but all he’ll be remembered for is breaking the law and being a total moron; oh, and for being arrested and facing up to four years in prison on charges of violating national defense airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft.

Who knew Kermit was based on a real frog? A photo of the Hyalinobatrachium dianae, a new species of frog identified in Costa Rica, is going viral because it bears a striking resemblance to a Muppet.

It ain’t easy bein’ green …
Co-worker: Do you think the new guy is gay?

Bob: I have really bad Gaydar. I didn't know I was gay until my husband told me.

Co-worker: You didn't know I was gay?

Bob: Oh honey, we all knew you were gay.
Oh Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan. Did anyone see her performance of one of my personal anthem’s, ‘It’s Raining Men,’ on the David Letterman show.

Chaka f**ked up the lyrics so badly I wanted to kick my TV in; how can you mess up the lyrics to a classic Gay Anthem, and one that used to have me dreaming that it really might happen?

Letterman called the performance ‘delightful,’ I called it a d-i-saster.

So, Olivia Pope has a new F**k Buddy on Scandal, and this one is neither the President nor a covert agent — well, he may be a covert agent, but I’ll spare those who didn’t see last week’s episode a Spoiler Alert.

He's Brian White and, well, let’s just bask in his beauty … sigh.
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Ohio Governor John Kasich is thinking of running for President, but says he’s waiting on a sign from God before he makes his final decision.

Sorry John, the decision’s been made; you’re a loon. As for God’s signal,. She’s too busy to talk right now.
Well, it took more than 10 years, several proposals and countless stories from young people who have suffered abuse and bullying, but finally, last week, Montana joined every other state in the nation with an anti-bullying law.

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock signed the Bully Free Montana Act at Jefferson Elementary School in Helena:

"I am pleased that Montana will finally have a bullying-prevention law. All too often, we've heard bullying is just a part of growing up. ... We know that isn't the case. (Students) just don't have to put up with that type of behavior."

I’m glad they did it, but I’m kinda angry at the idea that for the past ten years, while they ‘talked’ about it, countless of young people suffered.

Good news: I got tickets to see the fabulous Audra McDonald in Greenville, SC tomorrow night.

Bad news: a week after purchasing the tickets, Carlos found out he had a work event he could not change and so ... the concert was off.

Good news: I found a couple of people interested in buying the tickets for what I paid for them.

Bad news: both deals fell through.

Good news [or Bad news if you're Audra]: Audra McDonald has postponed her concert in Greenville due to illness.

Good news: the tickets I bought will be accepted at the new show.
Bad news; the new show isn't until October.

Good news: who gives a f**k. we're goin'!

PS Here she is performing as Billie Holiday ... a performance for which she won her sixth Tony Award.

Brilliance, thy name is Audra!

Minute Rant: Two Liars, Sittin' Around, Talkin'

So Mike Huckabee, soon-to-be failed presidential candidate again, and Brian Fischer, spokesman for the American Family Association Hate Group, were sittin’ around, talkin’ about The Gays because they just love spending time together talking about us.

Huckabee, who last week announced that he will announce he’s running for president next month … let that tidbit of stupidity sink in … believes that the Obama administration has “an open hostility toward the Christian faith,” and urged prospective military recruits to wait until the end of President Obama’s term to enlist:
"When you have a president whose administration orders its chaplains to put its Bibles away, not to pray in Jesus name, not to counsel people on the issues of sexual morality; when you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others.”
Then Fischer, not to be outdone in the Ridiculousness, threw in his two cents … though I think that’s a high price to pay for his crazy:
"The reason the morale is low in the military is because it's become a giant, social engineering laboratory and values that are absolutely contrary to the military ethos, to the military culture, are being forced on members of the military - crammed down their throats whether they like it or not." 
Bryan does love to talk about The Gays and cramming things down people’s throats; he really should just come out already.

And Mike Huckabee, who has a direct line to Jesus, apparently, should just go away.

The time for LGBT hate as a campaign platform are ending.

My Two Cents: Fear Is The Weapon Of Choice For "Christians" And Conservatives

I’ve been paying attention again, which isn’t always a good thing because, man oh man, does it get me riled up.

I’ve been paying attention to all those so-called Christians and Rightwingnut Conservatives who keep saying that the End Times are a’comin’ because The Gays want “special rights” like marriage equality and cakes. I’ve been listening to people say The Gays are like Nazis and slave-owners and, well, anything and everything hateful, and how, by the simple act of asking to be treated equally — and then left alone — under the law, we are somehow responsible for every single bad thing that happens.

Those so-called Christians and conservatives say that about us, and then they say these things too:

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, compares dealing with The Gays to negotiating with Iran and Satan. He then went on to say Jesus didn’t negotiate with the Devil, and that negotiating with 'cultural totalitarians' AKA The Gays should be dealt with in the same way:
"Did Jesus negotiate with the Devil? No, he said, 'Away with you Satan.' He goes on later in the scripture to talk about 'What fellowship has light with darkness.' The same can be said of the cultural totalitarians who want to force everyone to embrace and even celebrate their view of morality. You cannot compromise, you cannot appease. Just ask Governor (Mike) Pence and others who have compromised their values in an effort to appease these folks. It only increases their aggressiveness and their demands."
I am waging a war on religion by asking for equality, and yet these religious folks call me Satan … and Iran … and a terrorist.

Then we have Fox News Contributor and First Baptist Church Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress who said that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage then The Gays will see to it that Christians are punished for their opposition:
“I believe that if the Supreme Court, as expected, enshrines gay marriage as a constitutional right, I believe it's truly going to be, to use your phrase, open season on Christians and those who believe in traditional marriage. Because once you make gay marriage a civil right, then anyone who opposes it is guilty of a civil rights violation and I think you're going to see government coming after churches like mine.”
See, because The Gays can get married, churches will be shut down by the government, and Christians who oppose it will be arrested and jailed for having an opinion.

And let’s hear from certifiable loon Pat Robertson, who, in the name of God — and I can’t imagine She’s pleased that he thinks he speaks for Her — says that LGBT rights advocates are out to destroy freedom, and also suggested that those gay activists are in league with Hillary Clinton to destroy liberty and “do away with the First Amendment, or at least part of it.”

Let me get this queer: I want equality so that will destroy freedom? My freedom ends freedom for everyone else? Who knew I had that much power? I mean, I surely didn’t because, well, had I known, I would have been working harder at attaining freedom, and I would have started earlier, and then, by now, The Gays would rule the world-orld-orld-orld.

And Bill Donohue, spokestool for the Catholic League, doesn’t want to be left out of the crazy, so he wants y’all to know that those Religious Freedom Restoration Acts [RFRA] are what everyone wants and anyone who doesn’t is, well, a demon. He has come out — not like that silly — strong against IBM, because that company has asked Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal, a moron of the nth degree, to refuse to sign a proposed RFRA in the state:
"No one knew how anti-Christian IBM had become until it unleashed its fury against a religious-liberty bill in Louisiana. Its governor, Bobby Jindal, is a practicing Catholic, and he plans to sign a law that protects religious liberty from its enemies. Those enemies now include IBM.  If IBM wants to relocate from Louisiana, it should consider Cuba. But it needs to move fast: Cuba is showing signs of renewed respect for religious liberty, and if conditions improve, the capitalist elites may find themselves sitting to the left of the communists."
Equality, at least for The Gays, is an anti-Christian proposition, y’all; The Gays are threatening liberty and freedom and religion.

Of course, where would the crazy talk be without future failed presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, who claims marriage equality advocates are waging a "jihad" against religious freedom. Funny though, because I’ve yet to hear one marriage equality supporter, demand … demand … that any church anywhere perform a marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple, but that doesn’t stop people like this lunatic from saying it’s true.

And Cruz may want to look up the origin of the Arabic word "jihad" — which actually refers to an effort to practice religion in the face of oppression and persecution — because his use of the word as a synonym for "holy war" is as wrong and stupid as nearly everything he says and does.

If there's anyone waging a holy war, it's Cruz himself, who has called a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality "fundamentally illegitimate," and vowed to respond by trying to strip justices of their jurisdiction over the issue if he becomes president. Luckily, he won’t, because more and more people are believing that marriage equality is a done deal, and they are fine with that; only the right-wing, and the GOP Clown Car are still waging their own war on equality.

Now let’s head to Texas, where it’s really crazy …

As in Dr. Steven Hotze,  head of Conservative Republicans of Texas, who says he hopes that Texas will subvert the Supreme Court — should they approve same-sex marriage — the same way Texas  undermines the right to legal abortions:
“There are ways around the law. We have legalization — the Supreme Court, even though I believe it was completely wrong, said it is constitutional to kill a baby in the womb. I think it’s a horrible injustice and it’s unconstitutional. But, let me just say this, in Texas we said ‘We don’t believe that’s right. So we’re going to do everything we can to protect the unborn that we possibly can,’ and we’ve done that. And that’s the same thing. If they were to come out ruling that marriage between two individuals is legal, I would say let’s do everything to stop it just like we stopped abortion. Cut off funding for it, that’s all I’m saying.”
Cut off funding for same-sex marriage? Is there funding for it because, if so, someone owes me a check! Hotze then claimed that sexual preferences is a choice homosexuals make, just as murderers and rapists choose to commit “immoral acts.” Yes, he played the Being Gay Is Like being A Murderer card, and yet The Gays are the ones set upon destroying and demonizing people.

Also in Texas, the King of the Crazies — seriously, he’s crazy because he, too, thinks he’s presidential material — Louie Gohmert says that those who oppose same-sex marriage are the "only group in America that it is politically correct to abuse and misuse":
"You know some people say 'I believe the Bible and you're wrong about marriage being a man and a woman.' Well you can't really point to — you can believe what you want to — but if you read scripture Old and New Testament it's pretty clear. And Romans chapter 1 seems pretty clear to me...look where we are today, it is really Christians are the only group in America that it is politically correct to abuse and misuse."
Someone needs to toss that word salad, though I’m thinking he’s saying that The Gays are out to abuse The Christians for not wanting us to get married, so I am gonna take a minute and find an article … anywhere … that talks about Christians being fired, legally fired, for being Christian; or being denied housing for being Christian; or having a florists refuse to do business with them because they’re Christian; or, being murdered for being Christian.
Nope, it’s only The Gays who suffer those fates.

And then we stumble upon former Texas GOP Chair Cathie Adams who says if Texas doesn't do something to stop same-sex marriage before the high court hears marriage equality arguments it could be "the end of America."

Yes, people, allowing The Gays the right to get married would end this country.

Now, all of these arguments from Christians and Conservatives and Republicans and Wingnuts are just the height of stupidity, but, just when you think the loons couldn’t blame The Gays for anything else — besides terrorism, the end times, Christian abuse — we have an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court from over 100 ALLEGED scholars in which they argue that the legalization of same-sex marriage will lead to an increase in the abortion rate:
A reduction in the opposite-sex marriage rate means an increase in the percentage of women who are unmarried and who, according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women. And based on past experience, institutionalizing same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates.”
Wait, so because Carlos and I got married, Bill and Betty didn’t, and now Betty’s pregnant and unmarried and will no doubt have an abortion? Who thought that just by saying ‘I do,’ Carlos and I could do all that?

And we’ll throw in religious historian and crackpot David Barton, who appeared on Glenn beck’s radio show and acted such the fool that Beck came off as the rational one.

Barton weighed in on the supposed “rights” of Christians to discriminate against The Gays saying the government is overstepping its jurisdiction by requiring Christians to violate their god-given rights; he made his case by saying that having a baker bake a cake for a same-sex wedding is just like someone repainting some else's car because they didn't like the original color.

Look, I said he was a crackpot. But, when Beck commented that "the government can't say 'you can't be a homosexual' because ... that's how you practice your life,” Barton went on to suggest that homosexuality could be banned because the government has a moral duty to protect its citizens:
"The government's always gotten involved. You can't marry your brother and sister, you can't marry your first cousin. So there's always been things that protect the moral climate of the society ... You've always had standards on behavior.”
And there we have The Incest Card because two men or two women, in love, and wanting to get married, means that Billy Bob can marry his sister.

So why all this? Why bring up all these nuts and loons and crackpots and so-called Christians and Republicans? Well, they all seem to be saying the same thing: allowing The Gays equality, either via marriage equality, or the rights to commerce without discrimination, that America is on the decline; they say that The Gays are destroying religious freedom even though we have not once asked to force a minister or chaplain or rabbi or pastor, who didn’t already want to do so, to perform a same-sex marriage.

Let me make this perfectly queer: we are staying out of your religion—no matter how twisted you behave — so why don’t you stay out of our fight for equality? And please, for the love of God — because, seriously, I think you’re pissing Her off—stop using fear as a weapon; if you don’t have a legitimate argument or a concise thought, then sit down, we don’t need to hear from you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Architecture Wednesday: A Connecticut Barn

I’ve always aid that I love a good barn, but a barn with an attached silo? Fuggedaboudit.

The original, historic gambrel barn was partially destroyed by a fire, so the owners commissioned architectural firm, Specht Harpman, to reconstruct the exterior, and to redesign the interior for use as a new home.

So, while it still looks like a barn, albeit a new one, on the outside, inside it has become more of an open volume modern, loft-like living space with polished concrete floors, exposed maple framing, and custom woodwork.

Now, to be fair, I tend to like my barns a bit more rustic, a bit more au natural, but this one does have a clean, simple minimal look to it.

Plus, there’s that silo!

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Even In Death Some People Hate Hillary

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Let's Talk About Race, Baby... Again ... With, Perhaps, A Little Sexism Thrown In

Out in Parma, Missouri, the town elected a new mayor and shortly after the election results came in, five of the town’s six police officers resigned.

Oh, the new mayor, Tyrus Byrd, is African American … and female.

Byrd, the town’s African American female mayor, was sworn in after she beat incumbent Randall Ramsey. Ramsey had served as mayor of Parma for 37 years under two terms.
Parma says those five police officers resigned citing "safety concerns;" the town’s city attorney, clerk and water treatment supervisor also quit.

Mayor-elect Byrd, said she was unaware of the situation and plans to ask questions about the "safety concerns" during her swearing-in ceremony, though she says her first order of business will be to clean up the city.

I’m guessing losing five asshat police officers who didn’t bother to give her a chance is a good way to start.

As for the townspeople of Parma, they’re okay with the sudden resignations, and happily point out that the town was probably over-staffed with police officers anyway.
“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people?” — Parma resident Martha Miller
As for why the police and three other city employees resigned, Mayor Tyrus Byrd is still trying to figure that out because there are no resignation letters to be found  and that the computers were cleared.

It sounds to me like the election of Mayor Byrd is the best thing for Parma, if police quit over an election, and suddenly any evidence of their tenure is erased from memory.

Oh, and good luck to those police officers getting jobs elsewhere; I mean, explain they’re sudden departure on a resume … explain why they quit with no notice …. Explain why no one has their resignation letters.

As I said, it's probably for the better for Parma that these asshats hit the bricks.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

School Board Member Julie Williams Needs An Education

Julie Williams is a member of the Jefferson County school board out there in Colorado, but clearly this child needs a little educating herself.

Last week, Julie Williams posted to her Facebook wall a link to an article from Save California that, ahem, encouraged families to keep their students home from school last Friday — the National Day of Silence which supports LGBT students in schools — and “away from perverse indoctrination” of the “homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

Lovely for a school board member to post, but what is remarkably idiotic about Julie Williams is her reasoning for the post link, which she subsequently took down; she says she was unfamiliar with the group and was “rattled” after learning it was recognized as a hate group:
“To be honest with you, I didn’t read the article. I just saw it and thought I was sharing information with parents.”
A school board member who doesn’t bother to read a piece of information before she shares it? How is that possible that she has anything to do with education?  Julie? Hon? Maybe next time you should read what you post before you post it or share it; better yet, why don’t you stay off social media until you learn to read period, m’kay?

Still, we learn more about Julie Williams the more she talks about what she didn’t read, didn’t know, but shared on Facebook anyway: when contacted by Chalkbeat she says she does not support the statements in the Save California newsletter but:
“I believe in choice — who you are and want to be and what you want to do.”
Um, Julie? Might I suggest further reading before you speak, because homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is not a choice.

Luckily, the Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools, Dan McMinimee clarified the district’s position on Save California and the National Day of Silence:
“As Jeffco Schools always strives to foster an environment that encourages students to feel safe, to learn, and to thrive, we respect students’ rights to participate in Day of Silence, a student-led effort, and to express themselves as they prefer. We celebrate freedom from bullying.”
Maybe they could teach that to Julie Williams?
photo credit: Nicholas Garcia
story via: Chalkbeat

Minute Rant: STFU Marco Rubio

Future failed presidential candidate, Marco Rubio says he believes sexual orientation isn't a choice, but he still doesn’t think The Gays should be allowed marriage equality.
STFU Marco; but he does go on ….
"I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with."
Marco? You moronic tool? You clinking clanking clacking collection of caliginous junk? A ‘preference’ is a choice, as in I’I prefer Chinese food over Italian food.’

Sexual orientation, say it with me asshat, is not a preference.

My preference is that you STFU and just go away.

Bankruptcy Attorney Offers To Help Bigot Mechanic ... and It's Highlarious

So, after Brian Klawiter [left] came out and said he would never ever service the car of a gay person at his auto repair shop, Dieseltec, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a local  bankruptcy attorney, Jeffrey Mapes [right], decided to offer his assistance for when Klawiter goes belly up because of his hate:
Dear Dieseltec:
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jeffrey Mapes, and I specialize in bankruptcy law — helping individuals and corporations when things go wrong. I noticed your post on Facebook where you decided to alienate most of the general public by stating that you will refuse service to openly homosexual people. This is certainly an unorthodox business strategy, and perhaps it will work for you, but I get the feeling you will need a bankruptcy attorney pretty soon and I wanted to offer my services. Like you, I am white, male, Christian, a business owner, and a gun owner. Unlike you, I provide services to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation because it doesn’t matter to me — I hope this won’t be a deal breaker for you.
If that upsets you, let me tell you a little bit more about our office to try and persuade you, The first thing you will notice is how friendly and compassionate the office staff is. Despite your inane, incoherent and just plain dumb comments, we know that everyone makes mistakes and we want to help you overcome them. They will also be more than willing to help you with some basic grammar that you seem to struggle with.
If you still need more convincing, let me assure you that we will make certain that your bankruptcy petition is filed correctly and there are no errors. You stated in your post that you would incorrectly assemble a vehicle in order to prove a point. I want to let you know that despite the fact that I would love to prove a point to you about tolerance, I won’t compromise my standards of quality to do so. After all, I have to look in the mirror at the end of the day and if I didn’t do my best for everyone, I would have trouble sleeping. Perhaps you could give me pointers on how you sleep at night?
Just a few other housekeeping items. While I certainly don’t encourage people to bring guns into my office, so long as you have the proper permit and handle it responsibly, you can bring your gun along. I would only ask that you refrain from menacingly stroking your weapon while you quietly sing David Allen Coe songs to yourself. I also think you have a deep and fundamental misunderstanding of the first amendment and how it works, but that is a long discussion and we should save that for when we meet in person.
Well Dieseltec, I hope I’ve convinced you that Mapes Law Offices is the right place for you to file your bankruptcy. I would like to leave you with some words of inspiration from the dramatic film Billy Madison and I hope that you will take them to heart:
“What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”
Jeffrey D. Mapes
Loving it!