So, here we...another week come and gone, and some more fabulous comments here at ISBL. So, without further ado, let's announce the Top Ten Outstanding Guest Comments of the Week, in now particular order.....
#1 As a gay man, I loves me some divas, and, well, for me, the greatest of all celebrated her sixty-eighth birthday this week, so I shared my own personal Diana Ross story in Happy Birthday, Diva!!:
#6 We have places like Kansas allowing people to discriminate against LGBT people on religious grounds, which, I believe, leads to more and more LGBTQ youth attempting suicide. And this wee we had Another One: Austin Rodriguez Is In A Coma:
it is my greatest failing as a teacher that i can fill a child's head with
knowledge, i can help them reach their dreams and achieve their goals, but there
is nothing i can do to protect them or save them from the hatred and prejudice
of ignorant people.
At a school reunion last year I was
actually standing next to one if the bullies and she said "I don't remember
you," not in a way that said she didn't remember me, but in a dismissive way as
to call to question my existence at all.
And that's the thing with true
bullies. They refuse to acknowledge what they "do" they do to a person. To them
you are nothing more than one of the multitude that they will use an trash
before they ripen into something less than human themselves.
Personally, I think someone needs to put La Lohan in a cage and feed her food
pellets and change her water pee pee pad once a day. I'm tired of our court
system's resources being wasted on trying her guilty ass!
Not arguing the anti-discrimination ordinances (they are needed) but I really
think Lance Kinzer ought not to worry - who would want to associate with *him*?
#9 It seems like I'd just gotten done thanking Starbucks for their stance against NOM regarding marriage equality, when word came that their stock is up, and more people support Starbucks than support NOM's hate machine. It was a Good New Friday: A Starbucks Boycott Backfires:
anne marie in phillysaid...
I buy their coffee for brewing at home. I have always liked the house blend.
and now I have an even BIGGER reason to support starbucks; they stand up to
bullies like NOM!
There seems to be a growing view in the R.C. Church's hierarchy that,
although they are, of course, 'profoundly sorry' for the grievous sins of clergy
in the past, and forgiveness from the victims is sought, it's really now time to
move on, as there are mechanisms in place to prevent such an appalling situation
happening again. (One can but hope!)
- So, in other words, we are invited to
forget about pursuing and persecuting those surviving paedophilic priests of
decades ago (and more than a few rather more recent). Just forgive them and
carry on. Yeah, right! So is the church suggesting that all those peadophiles
who were NOT priests should also be allowed this amnesty? Or could it just be
that the Church has had enough of the secrets of its tawdry organisation being
thrown open to the world and is trying to salvage the moral authority which,
unaccountably, so many millions still accord it?
Get them ALL, and quickly,
I say - and before they all die off!