a fairly unknown, yet extremely famous, gay/black icon. read about her heroic activism here.
on world’s aids day, today, i say fuk bush.
“They say to only speak good of the dead. He’s dead? Good.”
walk a mile in my shoes for a second: do you know what it’s like to walk into your local bar and 43% aren’t there? and not because they were at a concert, but because they were all sick, dying, or dead? 43% of my close friends and acquaintances gone forever. most didn’t even get an obituary because the family was so embarrassed. this is not hyperbole, btw.
that pos was responsible for killing millions of lgbtq (and straight) people. about 43% killed, due to him and his minions (basically) saying that we “deserved it” and would not fund research or even publicly say the words hiv or aids. it was a “gay disease”. instead he’d turn over the “issue” to religious people and we’d have to hear 24/7 about god and god’s punishment..blah, blah, blah. that was his decree of cowardice.
so, yes…fuk bush. i don’t mourn his death, i celebrate it.
(feel free to leave a comment whether you agree/understand or not)
kay hagan good. thom tillis bad.
did you know that the house and senate still get paid during a gov. shutdown? here are some of the things affected:
republicans are about to initiate a government shutdown. i don't get it. they are treating this like it's a football game and they want their "team" to win. yes…in sports, i always want my team to win. but this isn't sports. it's people's lives and income. and (basically) all because they don't want obamacare?
as you may or may not know, republicans have gone on a spending cutting spree. reduced veteran's benefits, reduced money for the needy…yet republicans give an oil company with 48 billion dollars of profits an extra 10 billion dollars in subsidies. i don't get the logic. i'm all for reduced spending, but why rape us with it?
obamacare is certainly not a bulletproof system. something this huge couldn't possibly be flawless at the beginning, but medicare and the like made it over the hurdles just fine…so why can't this, too? some fine-tuning and compromise, perhaps? oh wait…obama and the repubs are too tight-assed on this issue to do something like compromise as decent human beings who disagree.
people are only seeing the propaganda carefully placed on social networks, and something like 74% of america say they don't understand obamacare at all (which i blame both dems and repubs for).
i beg of my republican fb friends to NOT vote republican coming up. repubs need to learn hurting people and partisanship is unacceptable. don't vote for "your team", but rather for what's right for our struggling nation. send a message. as we've all learned, your vote really does matter.
i like to call myself an "objective gun owner", but this seems to be a fear-based campaign by anti-gun people. i mean…concealed weapon permits are ubiquitous and, therefore, are everywhere these people go. why is starbucks the bad guy in this particular paradigm? if someone wants to go in and shoot up the place, then a sign stating "no firearms allowed on premises" isn't going to deter them.
i think their activist stand is misplaced and should be directed at the gun laws themselves. unlike my gun totin' brothers and sisters, i think extremely strict gun laws should be put into place. not as extreme as taking away sane people's guns, but rather a harsh approach at legal gun ownership and over-the-top sentences to those who have illegal guns or sell them illegally. maybe if an illegal gun is used in a crime, then mandatory life in prison (just a suggestion, without much thought).