Continued apologies for my continued slacking. I'm looking forward to some much-needed time off, which will hopefully recharge my energy so I can eke out something more profound than "Fuck Jesus," (though the phrase has it's charm) and produce more than one post in a day.
So enjoy any time you might have off from work or school and live it up a bit. (but don't feel beholden to Jesus) Eat vegetarian, use the phrase "Jesus ain't the reason for the season" with extroverted Christians, and - if you're feeling it - steal baby Jesus from your local nativity scene. Unless it's a live nativity, in which case that's a bad idea. Merry Xmas.
Typepad (my blog host) has been down since early Friday. So if you've been experiencing oddly old content and lots of broken links, well, don't look at me, I just pay the bill. Check back soon for freshness.
Couldn't he just go to an ex-gay camp like other self-hating homophobes? Cliff Kincaid is calling for media organizations to put out "Quit Gay Sex" campaigns similar to the anti-smoking campaigns developed in response to Peter Jennings Lung Cancer. Uh, huh? He argues that because of high STD rates in famously risky gay sex acts, they all should be campaigned out of existence.
"[Howard Dean's] success will depend on concealing the facts about Dean's homosexual experiment [which purportedly "implemented the homosexual agenda" in Vermont] -- and how he has used young people as sexual guinea pigs." [12/10/03]
"The problem with the [Tucker] Carlson show [on MSNBC] is the format, which places too much emphasis on his guests, including a regular named Rachel Maddow, a radio host on Air America who is described as the first out-of-the-closet lesbian to be named a Rhodes Scholar. She is a lesbian with hair so short that she looks like a man." [8/1/05]
"The Washington Post is emerging as a virtual house organ of the homosexual-rights movement." [7/20/03]
Egads, hair so short she looks like a man!!! How can you tell if she's a girl or a boy? It's like SNL Pat, but on TV! (oh yeah). I'm not precisely sure about the mechanics of lady sex, but I'm pretty sure the short hair doesn't happen during gay sex - and I'm absolutely positive that it's not from the penis + penis gay sex that Kincaid is laying all this risk on. By the risk-assessor's estimate, dyke sex acts are among the least likely to transmit STD's, so he really should be out there promoting lesbianism. I'm sure it'd cure what ails him (ok, I'm sure it wouldn't, but the irony is satisfying).
Oh the litigious society. The Times reports on the case of Oliver, a cat that Chavisa Woods, an aspiring poet picked up off the street as a kitten after it was thrown from a car. She then took him in and lived with him for four years before he got out and got readopted through Kitty Kind. Unfortunately, he was readopted by a lawyer... a cruel and litigious lawyer who - long, litigious story short - is refusing to return him to Chavisa. She's got some shame (or possibly justified paranoia) because she's keeping her identity a secret, and wouldn't even talk to the Times to tell her side of the story.
Jen Chung gently urges "Jane Doe" to return the cat to Chavisa.
Even though you can bond with a cat in moments, if you were any kind of cat lover, you'd be sympathetic to the cat's original owner.
But I'll take it further and implore her to warm over the blackened coal of her scroogly heart and do the right thing before she's visited by three ghosts. It might be hard for a lawyer to stop fighting, to stop digging for legal loopholes and justifications, but damnit, do the right thing. It's obvious. If you're a generous and attentive cat lover, think of the home you could provide another cat, who doesn't have a home to return to. Would you not want your cat returned to you if you lost it?
PETA claims an undercover investigation in 2002 and 2003 revealed
"deplorable" conditions in Iams' contract laboratory. The group said at
least 27 dogs were killed, and listed abuses including cramped
conditions and having dogs' vocal cords removed to prevent barking.
Update: Iams thinks Liberal Serving is important enough to sic a PR flack over here! True, poor "Katie" obviously spends her days posting comments on every blog that mentions Iams, and is probably underpaid and under-appreciated... But come on "Katie" don't do the man's evil doing - Resist! Resist! The very fact that Iams spends money and resources fighting PETA on such a micro level shows just how much impact PETA's PR attacks can have. (fyi, Iams is owned by Proctor & Gamble)
As Jossip so delicately puts it: "Ford bends over for the gays' heavy fist." It's true. Upon rechecking their math, and watching helplessly as their corporate image was ripped apart in the mainstream auto press, Ford decided that it would side with the fags after all. Not only are they reinstating the advertising the fundies convinced some oh-so-fired execs to pull, bu they're going to expand their outreach to gay moneybags with advertising for all Ford brands in queer pubs.
Nice. Sounds like appropriate penance, and it's an indication that if our country's much-blabbed-about representative democracy won't protect queers, perhaps capitalism will. I bet that's a silver lining the ISO never considered. Oh, and suck it fundy homophobes. It's about time we we had some good news.