My Thoughts Recent Events

Here’s how I see it.. My thoughts on the topics we’re being forced to think about (and on some topics we actually should).

On Plane Crashes
The global air transportation industry hasn’t had a new thought in years. We’re really still using state-of-the-1970’s technology. I wonder what it would take to start seeing real change and innovation again.

On Dead Pop Super Stars
Sometimes I get the feeling that Michael Jackson never really got the chance to live, and god help his children. I’m not a fan, sorry, but I understand his influence. And Peter King is an idiot (which shouldn’t surprise anyone).

On Obama’s Continued “Fierce Advocacy”.
I’m beginning to understand why my grandfather refuses to vote. Humans always disappoint you, but politicians take it to an art form.

Mario Lavinderia (Perez Hilton).
The sheer magnitude of my schadenfreude from watching will.i.am. punch Perez in the face has probably destined me for life as a turnip next time around. This made me sick, but this made me feel better: ““I’ve always known that a lot of gays didn’t like me,” [Perez] told me a week after the incident, “but after this it felt like no gays liked me. It was one of the worst weeks of my life.””

Taser Your Child at Work Day
I reported on this a while back. The main stream media is finally picking it up. Yeah, yeah, I know they only used stun guns, not actual tasers. I suppose that makes it better.

Iranian Revolution
I wish them luck, but it’s gonna take a lot more of this for the international community to actually freaking do anything about these religious nutcases.

On That Batsh*t-Crazy Woman from Alaska
Here’s hoping she really is dead, but as I said to a friend the other day, “She’s like dog poop on the bottom of your shoe: just when you think you got it all off, someone’s like, ‘what the fuck is that smell?'” So I’m not counting on it, and I’m as confused as the next girl. Maybe Sanford should take a leaf from her book?

Prop. 8 upheld. Who is next in line?

Today, by a nearly unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court has inscribed in the bedrock of Precedent that a simple majority vote may strip a people group of fundamental rights.

Men of the Pink Triangle
Hitler's other victims: the Men of the Pink Triangle
The California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 today, in a 6-1 ruling. I don’t think the Mormons, Christians, Catholics or other fundies have yet realized just what a dangerous precedent this ruling has set when viewed in the light of the Court’s original decision declaring that LGBT people had a right to marriage. Today, by a nearly unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court has inscribed in the bedrock of Precedent that a simple majority vote may strip a people group of fundamental rights.
 
I call your attention to my favorite quote from Mrs. Coretta Scott King:
 

Homophobia is like racism and antisemitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group.

Who will be next? Can the barely-majority CA Caucasian population pass an amendment declaring that Latinos no longer have the right to own property? In the not-so-distant future, perhaps we’ll see the passage of amendments prohibiting speech denigrating religion, leaving thousands of victims of pedophilia without recourse in the crimes committed against them. Perhaps the religious right will stick with the easy targets, and outlaw all forms of PDA between non-hetero couples…

I know most people who read this are simply going to pass my thoughts off as “another angry rant by another angry queer.”
Folks, I am not ranting, and truthfully, I’m not angry. I’m scared. History has taught us lessons about allowing the gradual erosion of human rights. There’s a museum in DC about the result of such an erosion: the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Epic Sarah Palin Fail

I honestly didn’t believe this was real until I confirmed it in several locations, but it IS! Thanks to AMERICAblog for pointing out this Epic Sarah Palin Fail!

I honestly didn’t believe this was real until I confirmed it in several locations, but it IS! Thanks to AMERICAblog for pointing it out!

BEWARE: Animals were killed in the making of this news segment!

Wounded Pride

Pride flag at half mast in San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza
by ChristieKeith

Wounded PridePride flag at half mast in San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza
by ChristieKeith
Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 06:59:01 PM PST

I was heading over Twin Peaks down into the Castro this morning. And I looked, as I always do, for my first glimpse of the huge Pride flag that flies over Harvey Milk Plaza.

And it was there, in the morning sunshine, against the blue sky, at half mast, a black banner streaming out above it.

I burst into uncontrollable tears, and had to pull off the road to cry.

* ChristieKeith’s diary