Thursday, November 14, 2013

Random Musings

I giggle at the way Russia tries to play itself off as not anti-LGBT while doing stuff like this:
The Molodoi Dalnevostochnik , a Russian newspaper has been accused of breaking the country's "gay propaganda" law because it published a news story about a teacher who was fired because he was gay.

The state's media watchdog, the Federal Mass Media Inspection Service (FMMIS), sent the editor-in-chief of the paper a notice claiming the item propagated homosexual relations following a report about why geography teacher Alexander Yermoshkin had been fired.

After a complaint, the FMMIS launched an investigation and one of its officials, Galina Yegoshina, pointed to a quote by Yermoshkin — "My very existence is effective proof that homosexuality is normal." — as proof of gay propaganda.

Yegoshina said: "This statement goes against logic. By offering it to underage readers, the author is misleading them about the normality of homosexuality."

So all those little Russian kids can choose to be gay so they can grow up to be teachers and be fired for being gay.

That statement goes against logic.

Carlos and I saw Gravity this weekend. Good, but very short; which I guess was good because it felt so claustrophobic just sitting there watching it — we saw the 3D version — that I was ready for it to end.

And, in case the idea ever comes up, I will not be going into space.

I’m spinning. I can’t breathe. What do I do.


A pair of Asshats, of the Usual Variety:

Pat Robertson, “televangelist”,  told a parent who asked him how to talk to her gay son that she needed “to be understanding,” but he also suggested she ask her son if he’d been molested, because that’s how people become gay.

Robertson: “Is there a biological thing going on or has he been influenced, has a coach molested him?”

Then he added, because kids are dumb, “They don’t know what they’re doing, they’re teenagers.”

Say it with me, Pat, you delusional fuck, people are born gay, you can’t make them, turn them, or change them.

Asshat, Part Deux:

Bill O’Reilly, FoxNews douchebag, continues a pattern of transphobic commentary by alleging that bringing a 12-year old boy to Hooters is akin to allowing transgender students to use appropriate locker rooms or restrooms.

O’Reilly thinks kids fake being transgender so they can use bathrooms and locker rooms to spy on the opposite sex.

Again, why, please tell me why, a young person would allege that they are transgender, just so they can watch the opposite sex change clothes and pee, and yet subject themselves to ridicule and shame inflicted upon them by dimwitted talking heads from a  transphobic news channel?

You can’t. So STFU.

Good news.

Former Family Ties star Meredith Baxter is engaged to her longtime girlfriend Nancy Locke.
The wedding date hasn’t been announced, but the invites have already been sent to guests -- so it's definitely happening.

Congrats to the happy couple.

In breaking news, the Olsen Twins, and wannabe Troll Dolls, have announced that they’re quitting acting.

In response, Acting has released a statement saying, “We quit you ten years ago.”

Marissa Alexander , the Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse yet was sentenced to 20 years for allegedly firing a warning shot during a dispute with her husband — see my post HERE — was  granted a new trial after an appellate court erased a decision by a jury that took just 12 minutes to convict her of aggravated assault.

Alexander unsuccessfully tried to invoke Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law as the same prosecutors who unsuccessfully worked to put Zimmerman behind bars told the court that she did not act in self-defense. And even though she’s been granted a new trial, Judge James Daniel appeared unmoved by the Stand Your Ground defense:

"We reject her contention that the trial court erred in declining to grant her immunity from prosecution under Florida's Stand Your Ground law, but we remand for a new trial because the jury instructions on self-defense were erroneous."

Alexander testified that her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr., questioned her fidelity and the paternity of her 1-week-old child. She claimed that he broke through a bathroom door that she had locked and grabbed her by the neck. She tried to push past him but he shoved her into the door. Then she ran to the garage and tried to leave but was unable to open the garage door, so she retrieved a gun, which she legally owned. Inside, she says her husband saw the gun and charged at her saying, "Bitch, I'll kill you." She said she raised the gun and fired a warning shot into the air.

The jury rejected the self-defense claim and Alexander was sentenced under the state's 10-20-life law.

Now, hopefully, she’ll get a new, fair trial.


American Horror Story: Coven creator Ryan Murphy has announced that Stevie Nicks will appear on the show this season.

One character, played by actress Lilly Rabe, has suggested that Stevie Nicks is a witch, and Rabe plays her character as an homage to the singer.

Stevie on Coven! I’m in.

Becca Gorman, a 15-year-old student in  Massachusetts with two lesbian moms has asked Apple to stop describing ‘gay’ as ‘foolish, stupid’ is its dictionary.

Yes, Apple is playing the ‘That’s so gay’ rule.

Seriously. Gorman wrote to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook — who has never publicly discussed his sexuality but has been included on lists of LGBTI business leaders — and said:

‘I assume that you are a pro-gay company, and would never intend for any one of your products to be as offensive as this definition was. Even with your addition of the word informal, this definition normalizes the terrible derogatory twist that many people put on the word “gay”.’

She heard straight back from someone at Apple who said they were ‘shocked’ themselves and promised to act, though the dictionary has yet to be changed.

But Becca Gorman isn’t stopping: ‘I feel like we're going to have to make a bigger deal about it before they actually act on it.’

Or, we could just start saying, of things that are stupid and foolish, ‘That’s so Apple.’

Taye Diggs and Morris Chestnut are in The Best man Holiday — which, although it sounds like a gay man’s vacation is sadly not — and have been everywhere promoting the film. 



the dogs' mother said...

yah! That tweet!

anne marie in philly said...

asshat pat and asshat bill can STFU RIGHT NOW! FOREVER!

mistress maddie said...

I had me a feeling Stevie would be showing up sooner or later.......

Biki Honko said...

I'm so sick of the whole bathroom canard in respect to trans folk. I've yet to be in a ladies restroom where you would be able to see someone pee. There are doors on the stalls, and an unlockable stall door means they wont be used. I knew the moment the right realized that they had lost the equal marriage fight, their hate machine would turn towards trans folk, and saddly I was right.

Bill O'Asshatter is a hater that serves up hot steaming dishes of vile lies, wrapped up to seem believable to those who dont know the truth about LGBT.

The Huntress said...

People like BillO are the reason why I walk around with a clenched fist. Because I have no idea if I'm going to shove it in someone's face for being who I am.

BTW, I wish someone would call out that perv for his "loofah thingy" fetish.

Raybeard said...

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blog entry to itself.