Friday, July 27, 2018

What We Need To Know

I am sharing this LINK to a downloadable PDF "The Extremism of anti-LGBT powerhouse Alliance Defending Freedom" even though I have not yet had a chance to read through it.

Thanks to Alvin McEwen at

Monday, July 23, 2018

US Secretary of State Pompeo and Hate Group FRC Dance Together

“Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom”

This "religious freedom" summit (July 24-26) hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is beyond hypocrisy in light of the president's Muslim travel ban and despite its lip-service to religious refugees, is an insidious attempt by the religious right to establish christian theocracy here and abroad. Top officials from 80 nations are scheduled to attend, and Vice President Mike Pence will be giving an address. 

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a Southern Poverty Law Center designated HATE GROUP, with a long history of anti-LGBT activities, has been promoting this event which dovetails with his anti-LGBT agenda here and abroad.

I don't understand how this summit cannot be blatantly unconstitutional as it is promoting, not just Christianity, but a very narrow definition of christian beliefs which are in direct opposition to the civil rights and liberties of other religions as well as to the rights of LGBT persons.

This is totally unacceptable.

There is no formal action that I know of to oppose this abuse of the office of US Secretary of State.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

What the Fuck Happened to the Age of Aquarius?

Remember the 1960s and 70s? Watergate, Vietnam, MASH, Free Love (for straights), Woodstock, civil rights, Kent State, LSD, pot, HAIR the Musical?

And they (our elders) thought we were all going to hell. But hey, it was the Age of Aquarius, right? But it was all Doris Day, Mr. Rodgers and milk-toast compared to 2018.

I have been very exasperated lately, addicted to the immediate news available on the internet...waiting, expecting, anticipating, salivating for the one, final, irrefutable treasonable act or past felony by our so-called president, that will finally end our collective nightmare.


If one tenth of his transgressions had been attributed to his predecessor, Obama would have been impeached and tried for treason. That this sad, embarrassing, wreck of a man, DT (I have refused to utter his name since the election) is allowed to remain in office is beyond incredible. But George Will has said it better than I ever could (see clip below).

But, yes, I've been exasperated, exhausted, frustrated, depressed. So beyond anger that I feel numb. So I've not had the energy or passion to write much on this blog, particularly about politics or the state of the world.

Also, please read an excellent post by my blog-brother Russ Manley: (George Will: This Sad, Embarrassing Wreck of a Man")

I am reposting the MSNBC segment with George Will (a former conservative republican) here:

And my comment here:

I agree with Michael in that scarier than DT alone, is the fact that he, DT, still has die-hard supporters who, in the face of all facts and logic still are adamant in their baseless, twisted, misinformed and erroneous beliefs. And that some of them will, I believe, violently fight anyone who threatens their world-view. 

Given Bannon's evil ambition to transform the world into a extreme far-right ideological monolith, and the fact that there are groups willing and able to carry his banner (no pun intended), I fear that the story has only just begun. That this "movement" is an almost world-wide phenomena (however small) is, in keeping with your latin references, a "mysterium tremendum et fascinans." i.e. somewhat of a mystery, both horrifying and fascinating.

In either case they, (trumpanzees or bannonites), are, perhaps (hopefully), in the throes of philosophical death, so they are mustering every conceivable means of hanging on to their identity and belief systems. And perhaps the only antidote is to continually badger them with light and truth.

We aging hippies believed in (or at least sang about) the Age of Aquarius...with "harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding." What the fuck ever happened to that?

And then there's this: 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, describing next week’s “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” [among more than 60 countries abroad] in an appearance on Tony Perkins’ (an SPLC designated hate group's) radio show: 
  • “We expect for this to be far more than just talk. We’ll be laying out a path where we’re hopeful that the State Department here in the United States can lead a process where religious freedom is raised as a priority for the citizens of every country.” 
My reaction:
My stomach just flipped. This MUST be unconstitutional at some level. But they won't talk about civil rights violations or LGBT rights or the imprisonment and murders of LGBT persons in several of those of those countries. Beyond hypocrisy, this proposal is an insidious attempt at establishing pseudo-christian theocratic states here and abroad: it is the pseudo-christian version of fundamentalist islamic sharia law.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Matt Alber - End of the World (Director's Cut) (for the 4th of July)

Ok, so I don't really know what the lyrics are supposed to mean (I'm dense, I admit) but something about this song fits my mood today...partly because Independence Day seems like a sham.


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