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Monday, June 21, 2010
Whenever I hear a homo say they are Republican I go through a range of emotions from pity to pissed. They give you every excuse from , "I believe in smaller government and lower taxes" all the way to "Obama is a Socialist!". Then, they give you this one, "I'm working from within to change the culture of the party".
Yeah, I guess the Jews shoulda tried that at Treblinka.
Martin Luther King shoulda just put on a sheet and tried to understand Bull Conner.
Or some such drivel along those lines.
Gay Republicans live in a weird world where they think if they just keep being "straight acting and appearing" and don't make any waves, the Republican party will accept them.
They also think Unicorns fart in Lavender and Tangerine scents and Domesticv Partnership is "good enough".
Pretty much every anti-Gay iniative put forward has been backed by Republicans. Now, the state that brought us the brain trust of the Bush family, Texas, has a doozy that I would like to see the self hating Gay Republicans explain away.
Here's just a small part of the 2010 Republican party platform. Mind you, a party platform is the OFFICIAL line of the party that they expect their candidates to support and campaign on.
Go ahead Gay Republicans, explain to me again why you put an "R" by your name.
CELEBRATING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
Family and Defense of Marriage – We support the definition of marriage as a God–ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society, and we oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists. We call on the President and Congress to take immediate action to defend the sanctity of marriage. We are resolute that Congress exercise authority under the United States Constitution, and pass legislation withholding jurisdiction from the Federal Courts in cases involving family law, especially any changes in the definition of marriage. We further call on Congress to pass and the state legislatures to ratify a marriage amendment declaring that marriage in the United States shall consist of and be recognized only as the union of a natural man and a natural woman. Neither the United States nor any state shall recognize or grant to any unmarried person the legal rights or status of a spouse. We oppose the recognition of and granting of benefits to people who represent themselves as domestic partners without being legally married. We advocate the repeal of laws that place an unfair tax burden on families. We call upon Congress to completely remove the marriage penalty in the tax code, whereby a married couple receives a smaller standard deduction than their unmarried counterparts living together. The primary family unit consists of those related by blood, heterosexual marriage, or adoption. The family is responsible for its own welfare, education, moral training, conduct, and property.
Family Values – We affirm that this section is a response to the attacks on traditional family values. These include well- funded, vigorous political and judicial attempts by powerful organizations and branches of the government to force acceptance, affirmation and normalization of homosexual behavior upon school children, parents, educational institutions, businesses, employees, government bodies and religious institutions and charities. These aggressive, intolerant efforts marginalize as bigots anyone who dissents.
Marriage and Divorce – We believe in the sanctity of marriage and that the integrity of this institution should be protected at all levels of government. We urge the Legislature to rescind no–fault divorce laws. We support Covenant Marriage.
Marriage Licenses – We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such.
Homosexuality – We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin), custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.
Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
Friday, June 18, 2010
THIS WEEK ON THE SAUSAGE FACTORY
WHO: Chris Miller & Derek Washington along with Laura Martin
WHEN: 10AM – 1PM
Alan Bouneville from Queer Rising
Michael Ginsburg of The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Mike Zahara The Man you love to hate from Watchdog Wag with an election update.
Internet sensation SHOQ
CD KIrven & Michael Robinson of Get Equal Now on the state of Race and the LGBT movement.
World Cup Update with JWebb
Eduardo Cordova with the latest on the LGBT club scene on The Las Vegas Strip.
Debbie Hall to tell us where to go and what to eat in the city that never sleeps!
A special interview with Amanda Lepore!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
One of the best things about Gay is the comforting feeling you naturally have because you are naturally smarter than straight people.
Well, imagine my surprise to find out that some people who claim to be Gay are actually, gulp, REPUBLICANS!
That’s stinky cheese eater (French) for WTF?
I know. It’s hard to believe. I can’t either. But. It’s true.
Much like Blacks in the KKK the Gay Republican is a terribly misguided creature. You see, pretty much EVERY anti-LGBT action done in the last twenty plus years has been Republican led.
More on those as the days go by.
In Nevada, we have a Senate race where the Teabagger contingent of the R’s somehow managed to stop watching paternity tests on Maury long enough to skedaddle over and vote for the Queen of Crazy, Sharron Angle.
I know I’m biased. I read.
This Dame is so schizzy that even the Mayor of Reno, a staunch Republican, says no way Crazay! The Republican First Lady won’t have anything to do with her.
And yet, some poor misguided Homosexuals have decided that Sharron is the one that makes their wigs twirl.
Remember when I mentioned that Gay = Smart?
These nimrods are messing up the grading curve.
Angle doesn’t support ENDA.
She’s against repealing DADT.
She is literally on the wrong side of EVERY LGBT issue there is.
And yet some people think they are right to be proud of their support for this women who would just as soon have the Gays thrown in Camps as have them sully her crazy little flat Earth society view of the World.
Stay tuned. I’m just starting to get to know the honorary Queen of Crazy. I’ll be sure to let you know more about her and her rather, um, unusual ideas about a host of subjects.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The Sausage Factory premiered with lots of fun and information on hand. Just some of the topics covered were the weeks primary elections, Cindy Reid (the next first lady of Nevada),DADT and the latest in Vegan Ice Cream and dining & hanging out in Las Vegas!
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID STATEMENT ON LGBT PRIDE MONTH
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement in support of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month:
“Our state and our country have always been strengthened by diversity in our workforce, businesses and our military. This month we celebrate that diversity and the people who have worked so hard to create a more just and equal society in Nevada and across the country.
“I stand with President Obama and military leaders in support of ending the policy of 'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,' which often prevents qualified and willing individuals from honorably serving their country because of their sexual orientation. Our nation’s security is too important to deny those who want to serve because of this flawed policy. I am encouraged by recent steps in the Senate and House to repeal this policy, and I will continue to advocate for the a fair review of for distinguished military service members who face dismissal until this policy is ended.
“I have pride in our nation and in Nevada’s LGBT community. We must end discrimination in the workplace and in our military. I will continue to fight to ensure Dignity and equality for all Nevadans.”
Senator Reid has a long record of supporting Nevada’s LGBT community. He was instrumental in passing the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which gives more support and funding to federal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute hate crimes. Reid supported the creation and reauthorizations of the Ryan White CARE Act, which provides care, treatment and support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Reid supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.