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Decision Day Epilogue: Statement on the Hawaii Civil Union Bill Veto

Last night, Republican Governor Linda Lingle broke a promise and dismissed the will of Hawaiian citizens as she vetoed HB 444, which would have allowed both same-sex and heterosexual couples to enter into civil unions with all the rights enjoyed by married couples.

Michael Sargeant, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, issued the following statement in response to Governor Lingle’s veto of the civil union bill:

“We at the DLCC are disappointed in Governor Lingle for ignoring the will of Hawaiian citizens as expressed by the Hawaii legislature’s passage of this landmark legislation. Governor Lingle also broke her campaign promise not to veto a civil union bill if passed by the state legislature. She has denied Hawaii the opportunity to become the latest example of states leading the way on equality.”

Vetoing the legislation broke a promise Lingle made in her first campaign for governor in 2002.

It was during a live debate broadcast on PBS Hawaii that Lingle was asked by moderator Linda Taira about her position on the arrangements for gay couples with rights such as family and bereavement leaves, probate rights and hospital visitation.

“On the issue of domestic partnerships, I have stated that if the Legislature (should) pass legislation granting certain rights I would not veto that legislation,” Lingle said [emphasis added].

Democratic legislators did their part and voted their conscience on “that legislation,” after a marathon 18 hours of earnest debate. But their work was undone by the Governor’s broken promise.

And in breaking her promise, Governor Lingle denied hundreds of thousands of her own citizens a right she probably takes for granted.

The Governor’s veto is a sad setback in the ongoing fight for equality. But that fight continues.

One day, America will look back on the struggle for equal rights and wonder why it was so difficult. Governor Lingle will be one of the reasons.

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Immigration Debate: The Crimes of Our Past Have Come Back to Haunt Us

This video is almost 3 years old, but it actually fits today’s immigration discussion as if it were created specifically to speak to AZ’s very recent and very blatantly racist immigration bill:

I had a discussion with an exgirlfriend yesterday. After hearing her announce that she was joining the Tea Party, nothing she said surprises me anymore – well, almost nothing. She said:

I am getting sick of all of this immigration crap. Come legally or get the fuck out. Seriously.

I am hopeful that WI will adopt the federal law to state law like AZ and PA and the 13 other states who are going through the legislative process now.

Come legal or stay the fuck home!

And I replied with:

As for illegal immigrants – your ancestors came here and took land from Native Americans. I say fuck every person of European descent who’s running around bitching about people coming here illegally. And I agree with this picture 100% – http://twitpic.com/1k3cvk

Hell, I’d love to own one of those signs. I’d hang up outside my house and dare a motherfucker to say something.

You completely annoy me when you use the words “our country.” It ain’t our country. This country rightfully belongs to the Native Americans.

Of course her response was riddled with crap like, “Why are you bringing up old shit? That’s in the past.” I had to remind her that the crimes of our past will always come back to haunt us. I suggested that she was afraid that white Americans would suffer – at the hands of illegal immigrants – the same horrendous destruction of “their” land and people that Native Americans did.

Wouldn’t that be a bitch?

And now AZ has passed a law banning ethnic studies? What the hell is going on in that state? Any day now I expect to see AZ replace its flag with one that vaguely reminds you of a confederate flag.

Catholic Archdiocese of DC Says: We’ll Stop Feeding the Hungry if DC Recognizes Gay Marriage

If I were Jesus, I would be really pissed off right about now.

Members of the Catholic Church hierarchy in DC announced they will prohibit Catholic Charities from providing services to DC residents if DC’s City Council decides to recognize all married couples – even same-sex couples – as equal under law.

That’s some seriously fucked up divide and conquer goin’ on right there. What kind of church withholds charity from a group of people in order to convince them to fuck over another group of people? I’m sure there are some really decent Catholics out there who are extremely embarrassed by all this.

Stand for Marriage Maine Pimps White Children and Black Woman in New Site Image

Stand for Marriage Maine, a group campaigning to revoke gay marriage rights in Maine, has launched a deceitful Google Adwords campaign that suggests that same-sex marriage rights in Maine will result in homosexuality being taught in public schools. Lies. Lies. Filthy lies.

Maine’s Attorney General already stated that heterosexual marriage isn’t currently part of any Maine public school curriculum so it’s untrue that gay marriage would sneak its way into any public school curriculum either.

If pimpin’ young, seemingly innocent, white children in a deceitful, hateful and manipulative anti-gay marriage campaign isn’t bad enough, the rabid anti-gay winguts have stooped to using a Black female in their landing page image. That’s a blatant attempt to appeal to anti-gay conservative Blacks – you know, one of the groups that helped pass California’s anti-gay Prop 8.

Seriously, how many Black people live in Maine?  Not a lot!  Maine’s Black population is less than 1.5%.   Did they find the only Black female teacher in Maine and use her in their ad?  Stand for Maine is hoping to raise funds from anti-gay Blacks in other states to help screw over homosexuals in Maine.   Now that’s a pathetic move.

Hey Gay Guys: The Golden Girls Made You a Homo

The writers over at Christwire finally have the answer. We finally know the origins of male homosexuality – at least for a certain time period:

Many studies have been done on why the gays love The Golden Girls, but science can’t fathom the moral challenges and social upheaval of those historic times. The 1980s was an epoch of President Reagan’s manly wisdom and the terrifying threat of Cold War annihilation. America had sobered up from the flashy lights of 1970s disco. We were skipping all night cocaine and sex parties to focus on our careers. Spiritual leaders like Jerry Falwell were telling us that Christianity was in the majority again. On the other side, there was a subculture of homosexuality creeping up on our youths. It gave them an excuse to wear tight jeans and to sneak off to public parks for quick releases with hairy men of different ethnicities.

There ya have it. The Golden Girls made you a homo who likes cock from all ethnicities. You’re a big ol’ tight jean wearin’ queer because you watched Blanche, Sophia, Rose and Dorothy one too many times on television.

Apparently, the Golden Girls has been a part of the gay agenda for a long time. That show was created to ruin the very threads keeping our wholesome, apple-pie, white American society together:

It was only to be expected that our lonely boys exposed to these conflicted times would succumb to the nagging Golden Girls agenda. These were slender, unathletic children who were left out of the fun militarism of the Reagan years. Skyrocketing divorce rates ruined their faith in traditional relationships. Rock groups like Duran Duran and Styx encouraged big hair and overactive libidos. The show lit a match which enflamed their intense physical urges. With the utmost cruelty and immorality, The Golden Girls seized upon this opportunity to cross the hormonal wires of America’s lost generation.

The results were disastrous. Our horny, lonely boys sought out intimate comforts with likeminded Golden Girls addicts who didn’t mind each other’s theatrical voices and touch-feely hand gestures. Together, these clusters of awkward teens and twentysomethings bonded over their favorite episodes and characters, mimicking the voices and gowns of their tv friends. When the rush of cheesecake and gabfests wore thin, these hairless boys needed a harder thrill. They were so desperate for the next big trend they turned to same-sex sexual experimentation. What woman would have them now, anyway? This led to the worse excesses of early homosexual visibility– the most enormous of drag queens, the dirtiest of leather daddies, the most enticing of twinkie boys, androgyny, overeating, public sex and the birth of “camp.”

That’s the most asinine shit I’ve read in ages. Is that religious wingnut smokin’ some good shit or what? I guess one too many Xena episodes turned a whole lot of girls into lesbians. Or maybe it was all those Wonder woman episodes. Hmmm. . .

The author doesn’t offer an explanation for homosexuality in countries other than the US. I’m guessing we have to wait for him to pull that one from his ass. It might take awhile.

Update: I just learned that Christwire is a satirical site. The Onion should have this guy on staff.