Daily Archives: November 19, 2008

Does this mean that Prez-elect Obama is NOT an al-Qaeda operative?

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Images of President-elect Barack Obama and slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, seemingly comparing the two, hang in Harlem, New York. Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 boss says that Malcolm X and Barack Obama are cut from different cloth, however.

The Associated Press reports that al-Qaeda’s No. 2 boss has called President-elect Barack Obama a “house slave” (or “house Negro,” depending upon how you want to translate the Arabic).

As much as I’m not thrilled to agree with al-Qaeda, it is a fact, and I have stated the fact, that Barack Obama never would have been elected to the WHITE House if he had been an “angry” black man, like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton — or certainly like Malcolm X, whom al-Qaeda’s No. 2 held up as an example of “an honorable black American,” as opposed to “house slave”/“house Negro” Obama.

As I have noted, even Vice President-elect Joe Biden, during the Democratic presidential primary season, noted that Obama is “articulate and bright and clean.”

Obama was elected because he is, at the minimum, inoffensive to enough white Americans.

That may not exactly make him a “house slave” — but I can’t entirely disagree with al-Qaeda’s No. 2 on this one.

The AP notes that al-Qaeda’s No. 2’s message in which he calls Obama a “house slave”/“house Negro” “appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies.”

Which certainly wasn’t what the wingnuts were implying when they kept repeating the inflammatorily xenophobic “B. Hussein Obama”…

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‘Homosexual’ as a dirty word

You know what, homo-haters?

Just go ahead and call us gay men and lesbians “faggot” or “queer” or “butt fucker” or “carpet muncher” or the like.

You know why?

Because at least that’s more honest about your feelings.

The homo-hating wingnuts have taken to using the word “homosexual” as a pejorative. They think the venomous ideas that they espouse sound less venomous if they use the word “homosexual” instead of one of the many homo-hating epithets that are available to them. Because, you know, these people are such great fucking “Christians,” and all that it takes to be a good “Christian” is to dress nice and to refrain from using vulgar language (and, of course, to breed like a good little het should!). 

There is the Mormon assbite (I know, redundant…) who in a comment on my blog today dorkily called me “Mr. Homosexual Man.” (Really — how gay is that?)

And in a news story on how the California Supreme Court has agreed to listen to arguments on whether or not the unconstitutional Proposition 8 is constitutional, homo-bashing wingnut Randy Thomasson (whose pictures, interestingly, sure set off my gaydar) is quoted as having said:

“It’s unfortunate that the judges are giving time to the mushy, subjective arguments of homosexual activists who reject the clear reading of the constitution and the clear reading of Proposition 8. If the court disobeys the constitution by voiding Prop 8, it will ignite a voter revolt. It will also threaten the validity of all future constitutional amendments.”

Gee, there was no such “voter revolt” in California after the unconstitutional, immigrant-bashing Prop 187, which California voters passed in 1994, was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal court, and California state government continues along just fine although Prop 187 was shot down, as it should have been. I’m sure that the pro-Prop 187 fascists were forecasting cataclysm then, just as the pro-Prop 8 fascists are now.

But anyway, note Thomasson’s use of the term “homosexual activists.”

See, we “homosexuals” don’t call ourselves “homosexuals.” We call ourselves “gay” or “lesbian” or even “queer” or the like.

So the use of the coldly clinical term “homosexual” by those who hate us is meant as a pejorative.

So, homo-hating wingnuts, just get some fucking balls and say what you mean: call us queers or fags or pole smokers or AIDS fuckers or whatever.

Because, you see, having been oppressed by you our entire lives, we can take it, and always having been the comfortable oppressors, you cannot, you anti-American “Christo”fascist motherfuckers.

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2008 blue state-red state map finalized

UPDATES North Carolina; map shows states that switched from ...

Associated Press graphic (Nov. 6, 2008)

Less red now than in 2004, but still too much red…

So the 2008 presidential election results for the final state, Missouri, were called today. (Missouri is shown in gray in the graphic above because at that time its results were still up in the air.) Unsurprisingly, Repugnican John McInsane won Missouri, but only by a hair.

The Associated Press reports that

McCain’s narrow victory over Obama breaks a bellwether streak in which Missourians had picked the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1956.

With all jurisdictions reporting complete but unofficial results, McCain led Obama by 3,632 votes Wednesday out of more than 2.9 million cast — a margin of 0.12 percentage points….

Obama won 365 electoral votes. Missouri’s 11 electoral votes will give McCain 173.

I never get tired of posting the map of the slave-vs.-free states during the Civil War era for comparison to the blue state-red state maps of today:

pbs.org graphic

Yup. So much time, so little change.

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Quote of the week

“I think a lot of people realize that the amount of [pro-Proposition 8] fundraising done by Mormons was well out of proportion to the electorate. I love my church, but don’t agree with them on this.”

— Joyce Bradshaw, whom the Sacramento Bee describes as a Mormon pediatrician in Auburn, Calif.,  who donated $1,000 to the No on 8 campaign; Bradshaw also stated that Prop 8 became the Mormon cult’s “litmus test for obedience”

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