Wednesday, February 28, 2024

This Week's Quote

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Embryos are not life. They have the potential to become life. Most of them aren’t even viable, a lot like the Republican Party.

Dana Goldberg

Source:  X


Saturday, February 24, 2024

The Only Explanation

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I received my ballot for Washington's presidential primary in yesterday's mail.

Today I examined the choices listed under the Republican Party, and prepared to fill in the oval next to Donald J. Trump.

Then First Officer Spock walked by wearing a goatee, and I realized what the hell was going on.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

This Week's Quote

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I love being trans, gay, and queer because I'm 60% of the LGBTQ acronym and it feels good to be a majority shareholder in something.

Charlie Girard

Source:  Bored Panda

Monday, February 19, 2024

Warning

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It's Presidents Day, the day Americans celebrate George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and, God help us, Donald Trump.

Whether he's in court or on the campaign trail, Trump will be omnipresent in 2024. I know and understand that many folks will strive to block him from their eyes and ears. I warn you now that I'll be doing the opposite.

In order to survive Trump-a-looza, I need to make sense of him and all he represents. That's just who I am. So if reading yet more about Trump sounds as appealing to you as gastritis, you'd best ignore General Gayety for the bulk of 2024.

Naturally I don't want to lose readers. But I also don't want to be sued for inflicting emotional distress.

Don't expect daily diatribes on the subject. I don't have the time. These ruminations on Trump world will be periodic.

I've decided, thanks to Trump's deleterious effects and his initials, to call each post "The DTs."

Friday, February 16, 2024

Herculean Task Accomplished

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Greek lawmakers voted yesterday to make Greece the 16th nation within the European Union and the 35th worldwide to legalize same-sex marriage. What's most striking is Greece becomes the first Orthodox Christian country to take this step.

Somewhere Apollo, Sappho and Alexander the Great are guzzling ouzo and smashing plates.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Please Be Certain

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Democrat Tom Suozzi won yesterday's special election in New York to succeed Republican Rep. George Santos, the serial fabulist and accused crook who was expelled from Congress late last year. The only thing Santos told the truth about was being gay.

Maybe I'm a tad paranoid, but are New York officials sure Suozzi is who he says he is, and not Santos in Democratic drag?

This Week's Quote

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Love is a grave mental illness.

Plato

Source:  Parade

Monday, February 12, 2024

Take the Pledge


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Unless you've been living in Donald Trump's armpit the last couple of years, you know that red states have been pumping out all kinds of anti-transgender legislation. It's against that backdrop that the National Center for Transgender Equality last week released its 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey.

In the survey of over 90,000 people, 47 percent of respondents had thought about moving to another state because of the anti-trans goings-on in their state capitals. And five percent had actually moved.

It's appalling that transgender people feel the need to pack up and flee their homes. I call on every cisgender lesbian, like myself, to support our transgender brethren in their hour of need by pledging not to tie up all the U-Hauls.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Palm Beach Episode

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Take a gander at the lead of a story from The Advocate this week:  "The son of a Florida sugar company executive was arrested and charged with beating a female companion because he was upset at being seated next to a gay couple at a swanky steakhouse earlier that evening."

Perfectly reasonable. Whenever I'm seated next to a straight couple at Pizza Hut, the evening ends with tears and the SWAT team.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

This Week's Quote

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Happy "Citizen Trump is not immune from prosecution" day to all who celebrate.

Victoria Brownworth

Source: X

Monday, February 5, 2024

Mr. Mature

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Lawyer Roberta Kaplan, fresh off her victory in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case against Donald Trump, recalled on a podcast a story about Trump that I couldn't forget if I tried.

Kaplan was at Mar-a-Lago to depose the former president in yet another lawsuit. Trump requested they work through the lunch break, claiming the deposition was "a waste of my time." Kaplan declined.

"And he said, 'Well, you’re here in Mar-a-Lago. What do you think you’re going to do for lunch? Where are you going to get lunch?'" Kaplan answered that his attorneys had offered to provide her team lunch, as is often done in such circumstances.

"At which point there was a huge pile of documents, exhibits, sitting in front of him, and he took the pile and he just threw it across the table. And stormed out of the room," said Kaplan, adding that Trump bellowed at his lawyer for providing the opposition sustenance.

Later on, at the end of the deposition, Trump said to Kaplan, "See you next Tuesday." Kaplan was confused, as they were due to meet again on Wednesday. Only when in the car did her colleagues tell Kaplan, who's openly lesbian, that the phrase is a known way of calling someone "cunt" without saying it.

Throwing the pile of papers? The temper tantrum of a three-year-old. Hurling an offensive, sexist insult? The impulse of an adolescent boy.

I guess Kaplan has to consider herself lucky that there was no ketchup in the room.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Kickoff

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Today is the first day of February, so it's the first day of Black History Month.

Google got the observance off to a fine start with a Google Doodle celebrating author James Baldwin. It depicts him writing longhand.

I think of this Doodle as a threefer, since it lauds someone who was Black, gay–and left-handed.