Tuesday, February 24
No Mixed Blood Allowed
Joining in with a large group of white supremacists today, President Bush backed a constitutional amendment banning interracial marriage.
President Bush felt the move was needed as so many damn black folks are mixing it up with the superior race. He did not want to see any changes made to the ''most enduring human institution.''
President Bush was outraged that a few judges and local authorities insist on allowing couples in their state of more than one color to marry.
When asked if Asians and whites would be allowed to marry, Mr. Bush replied,
"As long as the Asians are Japanese but no Chinese or Koreans."
"Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots,'' Mr. Bush said in the White House's Roosevelt Room. It was a statement that was sure to please his conservative right wing backers.
Mr. Bush was outraged at the four judges in Massachusetts who have claimed that they will allow marriages of different color skins. In San Francisco, city officials have issued thousands of marriage licenses, to people of different skin tones.
''Unless action is taken, we can expect more arbitrary court decisions, more litigation, more defiance of the law by local officials - all of which adds to uncertainty,'' Bush said.
All across America members of the KKK and other Arian nation groups applauded Mr. Bush's decision to protect the purity of the white race.
The Northern States threatened to secede from the union if Mr. Bush's law banning the marriage of more than one skin color is passed.
When asked if Hispanics were allowed to marry white Americans, Mr. Bush responded, "Spaniards, Cubans of European descent and white Argentineans can. All other Latinos are considered darkies."
We are all created equal in the eyes of whatever god you choose to believe in
or not believe in.
Monday, February 23
well its official there are in fact two pigeons creating a nest on my fire escape window box
honey its so cute the big fat boy keeps running out for my twigs
having already used all the twigs that (sigh) would have come back possibly
as herbs in the spring..and his lady love the smaller mama
is sitting there waiting for him
everytime he returns with another twig, sprig, branch whatever
she takes it and and works it into the base of the nest forming underneath her
when i push my face to the window to stare at her(shes only about 6 inches away) she freezes for a moment and grows still
then i back away and she goes back to her flutter of activity working the gifts from her mate into the nest
its as if she knows and hubby knows that i wont open the window bars
and open the window and disturb their private place
this is all out amazing to me
im a new yorker for crying out loud
the closest i come to nature
and the occasional mouse
and wild flower
but to have these darlings
creating a nest 6 inches from my desk
to watch their progress
its better than the discovery channel to moi
and the timing is miraculous
cause surely you've guessed
i've got a massive case of the blues
i wish i could open the window and feed them
but then i know they'd have to go away and start all over
and i cant do that to them
move them out just because i want to show them i care
so i sit back and do nothing
standing ovation actually
Saturday, February 21
moving from one phase of your life to another
to a new chapter
is a mixed bag
its about life and death
the death of the past
the life of the future
its about finding the courage to say good-bye to something that may feel
like the very center of your universe
and praying for the strength to open yourself up to an unknown horizon
at this moment
as i write this
the sky looks grey and hazy
a storm may be coming
there are two pigeons
one very fat
the other rather small
they are obviously a couple
as the fat one picks at the feathers of the smaller one, cleaning her, i think its a her and i think the fat one is a him
they are pecking at the tiny twigs of my now dead herb garden
so i suspect they will build a nest
and the way they've been hanging out in my window box
makes me think the nest will be there..
i will not be planting anything until they're done
the prospect of watching these love-bird pigeons
lay eggs in front of me
if they decide to do so
and the possibility of those eggs hatching in front of me
fills me with joy
how i would love to watch the birth of new life
on my fire escape
of course this means
i wont be able to open my window again
and the noise may be deafening
but small price
so here i sit
with a grey sky
and two pigeons
and many lost nights of sleep
and many more sleep-less nights to come
wondering about this strange space
between the leaving and the arriving
everything that feels wondrous and magical and intoxicating
has to have a price tag
wondering if the pigeons wonder these things too
Wednesday, February 18
Gay Marriage Blues
More on the Gay Wedding Saga..
Tons of queer sisters and brothers took part in a huge ass wedding march to City Hall in San Francisco...hundreds of couples got hitched..many bottles of bubbly were opened around town..and quite a few ex-lovers lamented the one that got away..alas
it seems that the fabulous couplings may be 86'd before they've even had a chance to get married-couple-bed-death..
Some homophobes are trying to roll over the good Mayor Gavin Newsom's decision to defy state law and have marriage licenses issued to gay and lesbian couples.
Hearings, are, as usual coming on up... with both sides gearing up for a fight.
2,340 same-sex couples have taken their vows at City Hall since Newsom told the county clerk to start issuing ''gender-neutral'' marriage licenses.
The anti-human, homophobic, super idiot, yahoos... are trying to block these weddings. They say, Newsom was in violation of the law.
Newsom who I now love and want to marry, sites the equal protection clause of the California Constitution. ... and the fight is on.
You know I just watched another Matthew Shepard movie the other night. I still can't get the image out of my mind of beautiful, young Matthew tied to that post, left beaten, left to die alone in the cold.
Millions of people around the world understand how horrible Matthew's death was and how horrible gay bashing is and how horrible racism is and how horrible anti-Semitism is..but why are so many millions of those millions of people not standing up, outraged about how horrible it is to deny the right of a huge chunk of this population to marry?!
We are all created equal.
So cut the shit.
Saturday, February 14
well its V-DAY
a day of making love, giving flowers,
eating chocolates..rolling in the warm embrace of romance
unless, of course, you find yourself date-less
in which case Valentine's day can be a day of depression, bad Chinese food, a migraine from too much MSG and a full scale bloat-a-thon from too much of those cheap chocolates from the 1.99 heart boxes you bought at the drug-store..
honey's i've been at every end of V-day--( no pun intended)
ex lover number 22 and i actually broke up on valentines day
ex lover number 20 had dinner with me on valentines day
after we'd broken up, gave me a gigantic stuffed white bear, led me on the entire night and then told me..that hey..she just wanted to remember me with one last nice night...and essentially..have a nice life cause i'm going back in the closet...where she has remained i do believe ever since..poor thing...
i threw the %$#^&*(*^#@ bear out!
i have also exchanged rings (cant remember for which body part these rings where though) on valentines day
and found myself lost in the ecstacy of deep romance (SEX)
which brings me to today
to this Valentines day..2004
which appears before me a somewhat mixed bag
my day will not be one of champagne in bed
roses on the pillow from which i awaken
chocolates scattered like a path through my home
it will be one of dealing with VERY (AAAK) high maintenance clients
while LA C..goes on business meetings all over god's green earth
or well Manhattan (which is the same thing isn't it?)
but for the night..
La C and i have plans for a fun movie and cozy dinner
and hopefully a stress free night of relaxing and enjoying each other's company
she and i have not had an easy ride
and it's made me understand that everyone can love
and everyone can lust
but after the love, the lust, the excitement starts to morph into something
tangible and real and often, very very hard
most folks hit the road
or stick around on the outside but hit the road on the inside
intimacy is an amazingly scary thing
and so is trying to work things out with another human being
who may very well have opposite needs to your own
and opposite fears
so along comes Valentine's day
a time to celebrate how sexy, fun, romantic and sweet love can be
and i fall into this holiday knowing that while all those things are true
they are not true all of the time
and maybe even not true most of the time
but they are always
worth fighting for
Thursday, February 12
let me see kerry on my own
ok you know what i'm gonna admit something to you right now
i did not know who the hell John Kerry was until a year ago
i said it
that being said..i have been given an amazing opportunity re. John Kerry especially cause it looks like he at least has a chance of being our next president
that opportunity is to without being colored by any preconceived notions just see what i think of him
so far i've pretty much liked everyone i've seen
except for his playing both sides of the fence re. the gay marriage issue
so now, of course, i've been reading about his anti-war activities after coming back from Vietnam
you know what
this has really made me like him
you've all met Vietnam vets
who have come back horrified, ruined, crazed, crippled, forever damaged
by what they saw, felt, did and had done to them over them
and most of them are royally mad about being sent there for a war that should not have happened
to have been wounded three times in the line of heroism
and come back here to stand up publicly and denounce the war as wrong
that shows three things to me
and the ability to rise above ones sense of what you're supposed to do
and follow your heart which i suppose is courage and honesty all over again
supposedly, if this is any indication, the vietnam vets calling up to join in support of kerry is off the charts..
but what is it thats haunting the news? Hmmm?
the big ass propaganda train thatís pummeling us from every direction
that because kerry was seen in the background of a photograph with Jane Fonda
and because they both spoke at the same rally
he's practically being anointed as her lover
thats what the republican propaganda machine wants us to feel
well you know what
i don't like jane fonda
except of course for barberella which was an excellent flick
but what i really hate is this kind of politics
this is gross
and for the record
i dont like it from either side
when it happens republican or democrat
the mud slinging
isn't america sick of this shit already
just show us the facts
stop treating us like idiots
and let us make our own decisions
for all the folks who think that now
kerry is the wrong guy
cause he was anti war
and now we are at war
he's been brave enough to stand up and tell the truth
brave enough to embrace a fight against a war that nearly killed him
and most likely killed many of his friends
i want a brave president
who tells it like it is
i don't want any more spin-doctors
two faced double talkers
i want someone real
and you know what
maybe kerry isn't real
maybe he's a liar too
and a faker
but i'd like to find that out for myself
not because of all this propaganda
Tuesday, February 10
winning the good fight
well my little butter-cups
this here mama
is feeling mighty empowered today
not only did i quite successfully cook for 220 Eugoslavians this past weekend
but i have just returned from taking some not-so-nice former clients who ripped me off big time to court
and guess who won
that's right dearies justice did prevail thank the lord
and for just this one brief moment i'm feeling like the system GASP
course winning in small claims court
and actually getting the moolah are two different things
but it is validating darlings
and it feels good to fight for your rights
I am woman hear me roarrrrr
speaking of roaring dearies
is that George Junya
we hear these days roaring louder then mr dean
its the sound of his approval rating
going roarrrrrrr down the toilet
damn i love when the truth comes out
maybe thats because im not a big old LIAR
like some people we know hmmm
for this one little itty bitty moment
its feeling like the cowboys with the white hats
let's just hope that tide doesn't turn
come on good guys
we need us some good guys (gals)
Monday, February 9
the who gives a crap list
i think its time for a reality check
there are some really
REALLY bad things happening in the world
so maybe we can just check out brains
and talk about what's not important in the world
here is my list of things
that simply are NOT the least bit important and we should stop wasting our brain cells on them ASAP
janet jacksons boob (except to determine what her real skin color is, who gives a rats ass...already)
Howard dean's yell---(oh honey's enough already this is just stupid)
trying to be Donald Trump's apprentice...(oy friggen vey...is this really a television show...now i know yuppies have taken over the world)
looking for weapons of mass destruction (give it up..bush lied. they are not there...stop obsessing about it already and deal with the hard truth....we got a liar in the white house, nothing new, just vote for ANYONE else...and move on)
and there you have it
for the moment
Thursday, February 5
we are all equal damn it
well this gay marriage thing is heating on up again
thanks to some good things happening in mass..
but the fact that neither kerry nor bush is pro gay nuptuals
freaks me out
granted kerry is at least not ANTI gay marriage
he seems to be taking the ...i'm not for it but i won't go out of my way to stop it
approach..perhaps playing both sides of the fence
unlike the baby bush who's playing the "not only am i anti gay marriage but ill spend millions of your hard earned tax payer dollars to stop those damn queers from getting hitched if i have to!" game...
just put on the friggen anti-gay KKK hood why don't ya DUBYA..
what you gonna do next burn lavender crosses on our lawns?!
its funny here we are in 2004
the civil rights march is behind us
well at least overtly hmm
but gay rights
i think we're still caught in the 1960's
does anyone recall that inter-ratial marriage was still illegal in some states
well into the 70's
well so is denying at least 10% (i'm thinking its more like 20% if you count all the folks in the closet and 60% if you count the bi-sexuals) of this American poplulation the right to marry who WE love
come on America
this is 2004!
slavery is over
restrooms aren't for colored or white, they're just for humans
and gays and straights should have equal rights
it's the last hurrah here in american human rights
so lets push it through
we are after-all
all created equal aren't we?
Tuesday, February 3
THE L WORD
can i just take a moment here
thank &^%#&* friggen the lord
for the new showtime show
"THE L WORD" !!!
honey's i am just so thrilled about this i could just plotz
have i like waited my entire adult life
to see a show with smart, sexy, hot, interesting, hip and totally
entertaining women, that hey, just so happen to be gay!!!
not only do we get to see jennifer beals
who i never thought was hot in her "Flash Dance" days, but that girl has aged so well its making me weak in the knees
we get to see the sexy mysterious marina
and the bad girl slut Shane..
and these babes have full lives
they go to work
they have problems
that have lives we can get with
they are fully developed characters
on a real
i mean holy macaroni its about time
maybe if america starts watching the L word
and starts to care about the characters
maybe they'll stop being so pig headed about gay marriage
its a great step
and most of all
now i have something to get me all
bubbly and warm
shall we say
you go girls!
Sunday, February 1
this country is starting to feel more and more like a place that
we .. for lack of a better word...the masses.. know little about...
it's now been said, quite publicly by the head of the investigators sent to Iraq to look for proof of weaons of mass destruction, that in fact they are not there..
It's now, painfully obvious that our president either lied to us, took us to war on an un-proven theory and then lied to cover this up or had the worst intelligence possible and then lied to make it not seem that bad...or D all of the above..
the lieing part is clear no matter which way you turn
interestingly enough every Republican and shit a whole heaping hunk of the Democrats too wanted to tar and feather Clinton when he lied about having sex with Monica Lewinsky..."Impeach...Impeach..." was all they wanted.
So we pretty much ruined his last two years in office, the years which would have been the strongest and most affective of his presidency obsessing about where he put his cigar.
Sheeesh. Who gives a rat's ass. If the man dry humps his dog I don't care as long as he does a great job as president.
So why isn't anyone running around screaming impeach Bush?
Why is it that all Bush has to do is to remind us of "911"
and oh get the bush propoganda movie "DC911" to hmm just coincidentally replay again on HBO....circulate a few more orange alerts
and then let us know that he, and no one else can protect us...
we forget he lied
or just dont care
cause he's our daddy the only one who can save us..
this shit is scary
and i want answers
and i want them now
i know that the truth and politics don't mix
that all politicians lie, or at the very least simply dont tell the truth
but something this big
something that american soldiers are being killed over..
something that we, who are in anything but a great economy have forked over about 4 billion bucks for so far...something like this
i'd like to be told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth thank you..
i'm ready for a change in the white house
bring on somebody that doesn't rule our country
with his own private agenda front and foremost on his mind
but the better-ness of Americans front and foremost
does this person exist
i don't know
but i know he's not in the white house now
so any change would either be an improvement
or the worst case scenario