Thursday, October 28, 2010

Message to the Tea Party - What took you so long to get angry?

Not necessarily an lgbt issue per se, or is it? I didn't write this. The actual author is unknown but he/she speaks gospel. In anticipation of the election and most assured coronation of the astroturfed group as kingmakers, no matter the outcome:

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq .

You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.  

You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.   You didn't get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.  

You didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.    

You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq .    

You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.     

You didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.     

You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.

You didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.    

You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.  

You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans drown.   

You didn't get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in taxbreaks. You didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.   

You didn't get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.  

You didn't get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.   

No.....You finally got mad

When a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick...Oh, Hell No!!

Editor's note - as you may have noticed in the comments section, some tea party member tried to answer back this post. I answered the person back but a more complete version of what I said to him/her is at this link. It was enjoyable to refute the tea partier's lies but his/her callous comments were sad.

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Will homosexuality bring America's downfall and other Thursday midday news briefs

NBC Affiliate: Will Gays Bring American Downfall? - Of course not. Cell phones have already done that.

Uganda’s “Hang Them” Tabloid To Resume Publication - This ain't good.

Gay U.S. House members: ‘Elections Matter’ - That right, dammit.

How Do We Really Make It Better for Gay Teens?
- This is an excellent piece.

De Rossi: 'Being a lesbian caused anorexia' - I'm pushing this to show how a bad headline can ruin an excellent article. De Rossi said that her struggle with her lesbian identity caused her problems. It was an unfortunately bad headline.

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Clint McCance demonstrates the best way for a gay child to commit suicide

I would love to see and hear how the religious right can defend this one:

The Arkansas Department of Education has condemned anti-gay comments made by a local school board member and posted on a social networking site.

Midland School District Vice President Clint McCance wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news. McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they were gay, and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] often give each other AIDS and die."

A strongly worded statement signed by Dean Stanley, superintendent of the Midland School District, disavowed the remarks. "The district strives to foster an environment that discourages all forms of bullying," the statement read, "and an environment that encourages a safe and productive educational climate of all of our students. The district is very diligent in pursuing and addressing bullying of any variety on our campuses."

A separate statement sent to CNN by Julie Thompson, director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Education, said the department is "dismayed to see that a school board official would post something of this insensitive nature on a public forum like Facebook."
I hear he is running again for the school board unopposed. That's nice. Words cannot describe the absolute disgust I feel at this man. It is the height of irony that this awful story comes out in the midst of religious right so-called experts coming out with statements claiming that homophobia doesn't lead to suicide. Guess what dumbasses, it does. The following is a clip of Anderson Cooper interviewing the man who blew the whistle on McCance's actions:

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