It’s a start…

This might not be the solution, but it’s better than anything I’ve seen the Bush administration propose for dealing with the aftermath of Katrina.

Oh, and while we’re talking about helping others, I feel like I need to remind people that sometimes we can’t help as much as we’d like, because the government’s braindead regulations prevent it. Case in point: Sure, I’d love to donate blood since the local Red Cross is asking, but I can’t. I’m gay.

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We are so fucked

I’ d like to provide some pithy, insightful commentary on the election, but frankly, I’m in a state of shock(“23% of my people voted for him?!?”). I’ve voted for plenty of losers (witness my flirtation with the Libertarian Party), but I’ve never felt so… betrayed. So instead I offer a list of things other bloggers are saying which made me smile. Now go, crank up the Le Tigre, and kindle the anger and outrage that will last for the next four years.

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Bush is so drunk!

CNN just showed the President watching the returns in the Yellow Room with his family. First, can Jenna and Barbara look any trashier? Second, Bush totally looks tanked. Oh well, it can’t make him any worse a leader.

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I may be lazy, but…

You know, Matt’s right ; PayPal really is for the lazy. And while I’m a whole-hearted supporter of laziness and sloth in general, PayPal isn’t getting any more of my business.

The Washington Blade reports that PayPal is using their new “anti-porn” terms of service to terminate service to online publisher of gay-themed books, as well as an organization fighting AIDS through music and culture. Hardly hard core, if you ask me. Ignoring for a moment the question of whether or not PayPal should take a position on such an irrelevant issue, does anyone know of any “straight” businesses which have been dropped for such petty reasons? More coverage at QueerDay.

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Debate Watch

I listened to the Presidential debate last night on NPR, and just like the vice-presidential debate, the question I found most interesting regarded gay marriage.

I was pleasantly suprised when Mr. Schieffer asked the President directly, “Do you believe homosexuality is a choice?” Of course, the president said “I just don’t know.” Way to dodge! The president went on to say “I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I think it’s very important that we protect marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.” Really? With a greater than 50% divorce rate (between men and women, no less!), you really believe that? How does that work? Citing reasons the constitutional amendment is necessary, President Bush said he wanted to protect against “activist judges.” Right, like the 5 who installed our current President. Oh, not those 5? Huh.

While Kerry doesn’t support gay marriage either, he did attempt to put a human face on the issue by citing our Vice-President’s daughter, Mary. Queer Day reports that apparently White House staffers and Fox debate panelists didn’t watch the Vice-Presidential debate. They both blasted Kerry for “outting” Mary Cheney. Excuse me?

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Veep-stakes

I watched most of the vice presidential debates last night and the only real suprise to me was the brief exchange over the issue of Gay Marriage. Two things struck me. First, I’m voting for Kerry/Edwards, but after Edwards statement of his opinion on gay marriage (“Senator Kerry and I believe marriage is between a man and a woman”), all I could think was, “Gee, John, thank you so much for standing up and saying I should be treated equally. Oh wait, I guess there wasn’t any mention of equality.” So far as I could tell, the Kerry-Edwards position boils down to, “Gee, we really should recognize their relationships once they hit their death bed.” Is this really the best we can do?

The second thing that struck me is how far from removed Cheney is from Bush on this issue. He all but said he disagrees with the president’s push for the Federal Marriage Amendment, while hiding behind that great conservative foil of State’s Rights. When Edwards praised him for publicing acknowledging his daughter, all Cheney could say was “Thank you for your kind words.” (coverage) Holy crap, his response almost seemed more humane than Edwards! So it would seem that what conservative Republicans really, really need is a gay family member to remind them just what “compassion” really is.

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