Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

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a minute today

December 1, 2008

Another year, another December 1st, another World Aids Day.

Please take a minute to reflect upon how HIV/AIDS has touched your life, or the life of people you love.

“It is complete now, two ends of time are neatly tied

A one way street, she’s walking to the end of the line

And there she meets the faces she keeps in her heart and mind

They say, “goodbye”

Tomorrow Wendy is going to die”

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say wha?

November 5, 2008

Um. Yeah. Did the President Elect of the United States just mention gay Americans in a positive way in his speech?

Yes. Yes he did.

It’s a new day peeps. It’s a new day.

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Here’s hoping

November 3, 2008

The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!
Just thinkin’ about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!
When I’m stuck with a day
That’s gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And grin,
And say,
Oh
The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
Tïll tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow!
Tomorrow!
I love ya
Tomorrow!
You’re always
A day
Away!

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i must remember to breathe

September 2, 2008

It’s not the right wingedness of her, or the abstinence only education, or the no safer sex, or the leaving of “her” special needs infant 3 days after delivery to go back to work, or the pregnant 17 year old, or the no abortion rule that makes me hate Sarah Palin so much, it’s the mothering.

I know I’m not one and my thoughts could change later once I am one but I doubt it will – my thoughts are that as a mother I will do anything I possibly can to protect my children no matter what kind of stupid dumbfuck shit they get themselves in to. I will walk to to the end of the earth to make sure that my child is protected from as much bad shit as I possibly can.

So if the reports are true, and McCain knew that Palin’s daughter was pregnant before announcing her VP nod then fuck her for knowingly allowing what is perhaps the harshest spotlight in the WORLD to shine on her daughter at her lowest moment, when she needs the help and support of her family most. Palin knew that her daughter’s name, and reputation would be reported on and smeared and could have protected her from it. For the REST of her life the entire world is going to know what this little dumb girl did when she was 17 years old. She’s never going to be forgiven or forgotten for being the unwed mother in the white house.

I can’t imagine anyone wanting a mother who would cause that kind of pain in their own child to be second in command of a country in which they reside. I just can’t.

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gosh that makes us look stupid

August 29, 2008

Best part of the roll call at the DNC? Head of Maine Dem’s  flubbing his line. I mean, really, it’s not that hard.  And as I can’t find any video clip of it, here’s my interpretation.

“I’m blah blah blah from the Great State of Maine, where the sun is rises over us first thing in the morning of the US or whatever.”

Slick, real slick.

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surprise

June 26, 2008

This was waiting for me when I got home tonight….yippie!

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A Maine Event

June 20, 2008

Bleu wanted a post about Maine and being a Mainer. As I’ve been crazy working but loving having some things to write about I’m going to talk about the BIG GAY NEWS that happened in Maine today.

Backstory: In 2005 Mainer’s voted to include sexual orientation (perceived or otherwise) and gender expression into the state’s human rights bill because Michael Heath and his Christian Civic League managed to scrap up enough signatures to force a voters referendum on the issue. He lost. After oh, say 20 or so years and three similar battles fought hard and lost, it was incredible to actually win.

This year, the CCL wanted to introduce another voters referendum that would not only strip these rights away, but would prevent gay adoptions, as well as civil unions and marriage AND take away funding for schools civil rights teams.

Today, the CCL announced that they were ending their repeal effort due to lack of volunteers and funds. I think they thought they would have a LOT more signatures than the paltry 5000 they’ve collected so far – they needed well over 50,000 to get it on the ballot – and well…they’ve thrown in the towel.

Thanks to the very hard work of some people I think are awesome (notably D, who if she reads this should know that we’re thinking about her and praying for her and her mom) there won’t even be a fight over this silly silly legislation. And the people of Maine have once again shown how wonderful they are – and I’m really happy to live here.

More on what it is to be a Mainer (I’m not it) after what is certain to be a most joyous PRIDE weekend.