Sunday, August 7, 2011

Who Would God Bless?

It always amazes me when sports figures, Grammy winners, and politicians always say that "God ordained this win." Now, before I go too far, I do believe that all things work for the good of them who love God, and are called according to HIS purpose (Romans 8:28), but can one really say that The Three Six Mafia's "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" was really the best God could orchestrate for a Grammy?

Governor Rick "Let Me Do A Rain Dance, Yet The Heavens Are Still Shut Up" Perry (R, Texas) attended "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis", and while I do not have a problem with politicians attending a prayer service, I DO have a problem when they attend said service in their official capacity, and that's what he did. FYI, I have this same problem when preachers become politicians, and preach politics from their pulpits.

I find it amazing that when Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus  of the Trinity United Church of Christ, was literally excoriated for comments he made (and taken out of context) where he said "God Damn America" (I was there for the sermon, titled "Confusing God and Government"), people claimed he was using "hate speech". Yeah, because black preachers have not been on the end of THAT stick, ever

However, what confounds me even more is when politicians claim that "marriage is for one man and one woman" and define that as "biblical marriage". What confounds me even more is when folks claim that sexual orientation is a "choice". What makes me wonder what people are really saying is when they claim that GLBTA (and any other letters one can add) folks cannot be blessed by God. Says who?

Listen, if God can bless Rick Perry and his supporters, who actually harm "the least of these", can be blessed, why can't EVERYONE? Seriously, if God can make sure The Three Six Mafia gets a Grammy, God can sure make sure I am blessed as well.

Just a thought...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Now What?

OK, it's been a while since I posted anything. Now I am ready to be all that I am.

First, I am using my real name, instead of my alias. At this point, I have nothing to lose. I no longer work for my former organization, and in all honesty, I really, REALLY don't care anymore. Second, and this is most important, one has to stand for something, lest they fall for anything.

With that, now what? Well, marriage equality is going to happen, whether folks want it to or not. Take that and smoke it. For all the people claiming to believe in "traditional marriage", what does that mean? FYI - what you define as traditional has only been in existence for approximately 200 years. In the grand scheme of things, that's a new fangled idea. In the not so distant past, marriage was based on how many wives a man could support, and how many children (especially boys) he could sire in order to work his fields. This whole "one wife for life" idea? Victorian.

So, now what? In a word, get over it. ALL people will be able to join together legally. And for the love of all that is logical, don't start equating same gendered marriage with polygamy. To do such really, REALLY cheapens the argument.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Rear View Glance of Confederate History Month

Well, April is over, and we can look back on the failure that was Confederate History Month here in Commonwealth.  To start off, Bob "Slavery Is Not a Cause of the War of Southern Independence" McDonnell started off by leaving slavery out of the initial proclamation.  Big mistake.  Then his big bubba Haley "I Am Really Satan's Fat Little Brother" Barbour said that is was "no big deal" that Governor Revisionist left the slavery issue out of the statement.  Those darned Negroes.  Never happy with what we give them.

Then Sheila Johnson, billionaire and mocker of stutters, announced she was disappointed in the governor for his oversight on this matter.  Boo-fricking-hoo.  NOW you want to be disappointed.  Did you really think he was going to continue his charade after he got your money?  Naw, that would make him a prostitute, and we all know that politicians HIRE hookers, not become them.

As I look back over the month, I realize that Gov. Revisionist was merely wishing that no one would notice his blatant dismissal of people of color in his state.  However, as I said in my opening salvo, we WILL notice, we WILL remember, and we WILL come for you.

Take that Bobbo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Delgotta Go Strikes Again

Well, Eugene strikes again.

This time it is a fundraising letter that starts, and I did not make this up, "One stormy night I drove to a mailshop hidden deep in a nearly deserted stand of warehouses.  I'd heard something was up and wanted to see for myself."  It only gets better from there.

He talks of how "Radical Homosexuals" could win this time, and it brings tears to his eyes.  Boo-fricking-hoo.  You wanna cry about something, Eugenia?  Cry about referring to transsexuals as "it".  You wanna cry about something Genie?  Cry about all of the kids who get beated, spit upon, abused, and killed for being who they are.  You wanna cry about something Genia?  Cry about how many kids actually have to live in hell here on earth, because of your fear of "homosexuals".

Looky here Delgottago.  You protest a little TOO much for a straight man.  Last I checked, no one was punching your dance card, and maybe you want them to.  And, as a point of clarification, your prose is very homoerotic: bulging, inserters, men in general.  You sound like one of those mid-70s gay pulp erotica writers, a la Gordon Merrick (and I just did Mr. Merrick a disservice with that comparison, I know), but seriously Genia, lay off.  Enough already.

Me thinks the lady protests too much.

http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/2010/04/eugene_delgaudi/

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cuchi-Cuchi, Do It, I DARE You!

From the "I can't believe this crap is based in reality" file:

AG Cuchi-Cuchi (R - VA) announced he is going to sue the Federal Government over the Health Care Legislation passed, and being signed by the President of the United States.  I don't understand how (or why) he would want to do this.

Currently Virginia is in the midst of a budget shortfall to the tune of $3.7 Billion.  In other words, up Caca's Creek without any one ply toilet paper.  We are screwed in the Commonwealth, and I am not talking about with a Phillips.  This is screwed and not even getting a drink out of the date.  This is screwed like Meryl Streep has been at the Oscars.  This is screwed like many residents here in LoCo, who are upside down in their mortgages, and have no recourse.

Listen Cuchi-Cuchi: file the suit if you want to.  The villagers, the ones with no health insurance, will remember this come November 2013.  People like me will make sure of it.  We will make sure that all of the seniors in this Commonwealth (or should I say Commonpoor, since there is a budget crisis happening) remember how you wanted to close the Medicare Part D donut hole, how you wanted to make sure the the poor and disenfranchised (people of color, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered) had no protections because of you.  College students will be reminded how, in your first act of hubris, was to instruct public colleges and universities to remove any mention of protecting its GLBT members from discrimination.  Oh Cuchi-Cuchi, you may not remember, but WE WILL!

WE WILL remind the citizens of how you wasted precious resources that could have potentially helped those who needed it most on a lawsuit regarding an issue that YOU personally disliked.  We will remind the citizens about the people who supported you, never reined you in (Bob, Delgottago, and Mother Nature's Revenge, I am talking to you!) never seriously challenged your obviously self-aggrandizing behaviors.

Cuchi-Cuchi, file the suit.  I DARE you.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Opening Salvo

Good evening. Welcome to the LoCo Liberal.

Who am I? Good question. I am an openly Gay Liberal Democrat living in Loudoun County, Virginia. There seems to be a dearth of liberal ideas in LoCo, so I hope to 1) publish some, in spite of resistance, 2) get folks to think outside the box, and 3) poke fun at the Republican establishment in the Commonwealth.

Now, just to be clear, I am going to skewer all persons who might be interested in the following: 1) depriving my partner and me of our Constitutional right to wed under Article I, Section IV of the United States Constitution, 2) depriving ANY citizen of ANY civil right within reason, and 3) any politician who likes to use gay and lesbian citizens as their personal pawns in the culture wars of the Commonwealth.

Therefore, the following elected officials are in the crosshairs from the start:

- Ken "Homosexuality is Wrong" Cuccinelli
- Eugene "My Brother is A Child Porn Peddler" Delgaudio (aka Eugene Del Gotta Go)
- Bob "God Punishes Women Who Have Had Abortions" Marshall
- Bob "Michael 'Porn Makes You Gay' Schwartz Is My Hero "* McDonnell

Now, on with the skewering!  But where to start?

Well, let's start with Ken "I am not saying, I am just saying" Cuccinelli.  If ever there was a politician who loved the taste of foot in mouth, it would be he.  Cuchi-cuchi, and I am so dissing Charo here, the Attorney General who has a lack of, I don't know, intelligence, has come out saying that while he believes President Obama was born in the United States, he can make a case to prove that he was not (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/15/ken-cuccinelli-virginia-at_n_499311.html). What kind of foolishness is this?

Well, Ken's.  Let's look at how insane this man is.  I almost called him stupid, but the man did pass the bar exam, and so did Roy Cohn, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Richard Nixon, John Dean, and Chuck Colson, so I a not so sure that that cancels my almost.  Nah.

Ken has a problem with anyone who is not White, Catholic, Married, male.  There is no other way to put it.  If "teh geys" are given any special treatment, then let's be sure to nip that in the bud.  Women?  Fuhgetaboutem.  Non-documented immigrant?  Boot em out!  Woman wanting to exercise her right to obtain an abortion, which as of this writing, is STILL legal in this country?  Not under my watch!  And now the President is, but might not be, a citizen?  Give me a break!

Unless you live in Texas, Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959, a full 703 days before the President was born.  Birth certificate?  Legal.  Look at it this way:

If Mr. Obama was NOT a natural born US Citizen, don't you think that would have come out during the vetting process?  Are you saying that the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and any other three lettered intelligence agency in this country would not have exposed that?  Think about it: the President who proceeded Mr. Obama, Shrub (Not big enough to be a full Bush) was a REPUBLICAN.  If there were any question, don't you think a member of the White House Wizard of Oz (No Brain, No Heart, and No Courage) would have let that be known?

Cuchi-cuchi, go somewhere and sit down.  You are starting to look stupid.  Oops.  Too late.