Thursday, March 19, 2009

Its been awhile

So because of my intense Anthropology course, I have been absent for a while. Many big things have happened since I last blogged.

Right now I am watching the shitstorm of AIG on CNN. It looks like there's plenty of dung to go around. Dodd and Geithner both knew about this "bonus loophole", and I would hope that each will be held accountable. I was and still am a supporter of Chris Dodd, but I hope he seriously considers the consequences of what he has done. If behavior like this continues to come from Dodd, I hope he has a strong primary opponent when re-election time comes.
Geithner was not my first choice for Treasury Secretary, and if he doesn't come up with details on recapitalizing the banks, I would hope he would only be Obama's first Treasury. Maybe we could get someone like Paul Volker there.

At least Nancy Pelosi has the right idea. Today the House passed a 90% tax on bailout bonuses. Now that's what I call the power of the purse!

RIP Andrew "Test" Martin. He died too young at age 33. While he was no hall of famer, he was a sports entertainer who sacrificed his body for the entertainment of fans. Too many wrestlers are dropping dead, its nothing new, but I had hoped the cycle would have stopped by now. May this be a lesson to all of the young up and coming wrestlers, take care of your body naturally. Don't depend on steroids and pain pills to get you through the day.

Well thats all for now.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kudos to US of Tara

"The US of Tara", a Showtime series about a woman with MPD (multiple personality disorder), is trying to keep her family and life together. Her son on the show, Marshall is a gay teen, living openly with his family. Throughout the season, Marshall has been trying to tell another boy, Jason, about his feelings for him. In the last few episodes, Jason and Marshall have been getting closer, and on last weeks episode, Marshall finallt let his feeling be known.

I am so happy that there are people on television that young LGBT people can relate too. Kudos for US of Tara for taking a step torwards inclusion of homosexual themes into our television culture.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What is it with crazy Republican state Senators.

First it was Sally Kern, the GOP State Senator from Oklahoma. She was the one who compared homosexuality to radical Islam, and claimed the "homosexual agenda" threatens this nation.

And now we have Scott Renfroe of Colorado comparing homosexuality to murder. Why are these people allowed to say these things It is a sign that LGBT people still have a long road ahhead in the fight for equal rights in this country.

If you live in Mr. Renfroe's district, please call for his resignation.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The fight to overturn Prop 8 is now underway!

The fight to invalidate the Prop H8TE in California is underway. In one corner, representing discrimination and majority oppression is Kenneth Starr, made famous by his Clinton witchunt of the 1990s. In the opposite corner, representing equality and minority protection, is Shannon Price Minter, a man dedicated to LGBT equality. Its clear whose side I am on, and I hope the California Supreme Court realizes where the future opinions regarding same sex marriage will fall. I am praying for a victory against Prop 8, in my opinion this will be a signal of new beginnings and the change Obama and progressives have promised.

More info on Shannon Price Minter can be found here