This Just In: Logo Wins ‘General Principle’ Award From GLAAD

Well, if it hasn’t yet, I’m sure its in the pipeline…

Logo Won’t Commit To Stop Airing Transphobic Slurs After “Drag Race” Backlash

right along with the one for this clown:

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Prof. Boylan?

Prof. Boylan?

Prof. Boylan?

We’re waiting…………………….

Why Couldn’t the Houston Chronicle Mention that Judge Denise Pratt is a Republican?

From an article in the Chronk:

Following the immediate resignation late Friday of embattled family court judge Denise Pratt, the administrative judge for Harris County’s nine family district courts is asking lawyers to identify any cases they had languishing in her 311th Court.

In an email Monday morning to members of the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, Judge David Farr also said he would ask local judges to help hear cases until Gov. Rick Perry appoints a replacement.

Pratt, who had been under investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s office after dismissing hundreds of cases without notice, had been criticized by lawyers and families for not signing various types of court orders for months in apparent violation of judicial rules.

There’s more to it – including mention of the fact that Pratt is in a primary runoff.

You’d think that a mention of that would include a mention of which party’s runoff it is.

You’d think.

Maybe the Chronk mentions elsewhere that Pratt is a Republican.

But there’s no mention of it in this article.

Funny, eh?

No…

not really.

Pic of the Day: March 29, 2014 (Special ‘Dribble’ Edition)

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Samantha Logic, of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, with the ball going against the Marist Red Foxes, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa – last Sunday.

Iowa did okay against the women from Bill O’Lie-ly’s alma mater.

But against Louisville two days later?

Not so much.

GLAAD: Even More Worthless Than HRC?

On the website of the publication that used to be The Advocate, one can see the problem:

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So, lets see…

  • CIS gay man?  Check!
  • An issue that directly affects trans people?  Check!
  • CIS gay man admitting that the issue in no way affects him personally or gay men in general?  Check!
  • CIS gay man telling trans people to STFU and get over it?  Check!

To bastardize Slim Pickens: Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in DuPont Circle with all that transphobia…

and then get a job on Rhode Island Avenue when the meth wears off.

Now, to be fair, that passage from the comment section in and of itself doesn’t implicate GLAAD (besides, I’d be willing to bet that there is more equal-sign-festooned crap in Mr. Whatevs’ closet than anything else.)

This, however, does:

Speaking out against certain words is only one part of creating a safer and more just world for trans people.

Of course.

There has to be a whole heapin’ helpin’ of paycheck-cashin’ too.

Culture-changing work is a marathon, not a sprint. The specific details of GLAAD’s work with the media are not always visible, but our commitment to fair and accurate representations of trans people in news and entertainment media is unwavering.

I really don’t think you have to be anywhere close to as cynical as I am to come to the conclusion that that sounds just a weeeeeeeeeeeeee bit too much like Queen Elizabeth III‘s proto-Chris Christie self-absolving of HRC circa 1999, remember?

I think that the Human Rights Campaign has done as much if not more on transgender issues than most other national [ gay and lesbian ] organizations. If you really look at the actual work.

As for GLAAD?

We hope you will join us in our other current campaigns to help the first trans woman perform at Carnegie Hall, end discrimination against trans women at Crossfit, and bring mainstream media attention to the Trans 100.

Actually, I hope that you’ll put some muscle into ending discrimination against trans women by Gay, Inc. (and you might start by opening your books to acknowledge which ones GLAAD itself has discriminated against in the past – and at whose behest.)

Oh yeh…

“GLAAD board cochair and best-selling author Jennifer Finney Boylan expressed mixed feelings” about all of it and the item on the website of what used to be The Advocate quotes vomitously from it.

The less said about it – or quoted from it – the better.

Regina Kleinzeller’s comment, however, is worth presenting in full – and ending this post with:

The reason GLAAD did its “advocacy” work in private is because they didn’t want to upset the cis gay men who give it donations and attend its moneymaking functions. If this incident (and the way the show has repeatedly doled out offensive terms towards trans women) happened to the gay community, they’d be making a big, mainstream stink about it. Sorry Ms. Boylan, having you and Marci Bowers on the board and a trans man on the staff doesn’t mean trans people are “running” GLAAD. They’ve done this to the trans community in past to the point where people who made highly transphobic statements were even given ‘awards’ at the various GLAAD fundraisers. I’m sick and tired of this garbage being praised as “generating dialog” and “helping trans visibility.” Kissing RuPaul’s and WOW’s behind and tiptoeing around their non-apology just shows how stilted an organization GLAAD is and how little you really listen to the trans community.

The Only Thing Wrong With Calling Cokie Roberts an ‘Infohack’ is the ‘Info’ Part

From Congressman Alan Grayson:

Recently, ABC infohack Cokie Roberts, doyenne of the D.C. Establishment, attacked me in her nationally syndicated column. Why? Because I dared to speak the truth about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called “free trade agreement” that has lobbyists and Washington insiders alike clamoring to stuff their pockets with corrupt corporate cash. And because I dared to speak the truth about “Fast Track,” legislation whose sole purpose is to cram TPP and other corporate rip-offs down our throats.

By attacking me, Cokie Roberts unintentionally has provided a fascinating case study in how Washington, D.C. really works. Her attack on me was really an attack on the American middle class. Her attack on me was an attack on you.

How so?

Well, its actually sicker than you might even think:

Why is Cokie Roberts ignoring the trade deficit, that 800-billion-pound gorilla in the room? Could it possibly be because her brother’s law firm represents a slew of multinational corporations and foreign governments who stand to benefit from the TPP? In just the Middle East, that firm’s client list includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. That was good enough for Cokie’s brother’s firm to take in a whopping $40 million in lobbying fees in 2013 alone.

Cokie’s brother’s firm has represented scads of multinational corporations who just can’t get enough of “free trade agreements.” Last year alone, Goldman Sachs poured $480,000 into the coffers of that firm. Citigroup tossed in another $300,000. And Halliburton and Exxon Mobil shelled out tens of thousands of dollars, too.

(If you question whether Cokie Roberts would bend over backwards to help her brother’s lobbying firm, then consider this: Dianna Ortiz is an American nun who was tortured and raped by the Guatemalan junta. Cokie Roberts’s brother’s law firm represented the Guatemalan junta. Cokie Roberts claimed on the air, with no basis whatsoever, that Ortiz had fabricated her story. Ortiz then proved it in court, and won a $5 million judgment.)

Cokie Roberts’s attack against me is designed to discredit not only me, but also to discredit the concerns of ordinary Americans — like you — in order to protect the Washington elite: corporate lobbyists, corrupt insiders, millionaires and billionaires, multinational corporations, big banks, the Halliburtons and Exxon Mobils of the world, and other economic aristocrats who would benefit from these “free trade” giveaways. In short, the people who think that they own us.

There’s a reason that Corporate America, Inc. went after Grayson in 2010 – and that they’re going after him again after he managed to get back in Congress in 2012.

And there’s a reason that the myth of the ‘liberal media’ isn’t a misunderstanding but, instead, is a lie – and Cokie Roberts is a slimy part of it.

Thirty-Five Years Ago (More or Less)

Presented without comment:

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STRANGER THAN FICTION … An Austin lesbian who moves in gay male circles went with one of her men friends to a large, mostly-lesbian Hallowe’en party but later told him she was disappointed because “I thought there’d be some pretty ones there, but they were all lesbians.” (!!!)

From the Nov. 5, 1979 issue of AustinDyke.

The Retiring Mind Which Thinks That 8 is Greater Than 15 (Or, The Curious Case of the Curious Candidate Giving Curious Thanks)

A certain ‘retired’ physician, prior to giving thanks to Free State Just Us-ers Dan Furmansky and Morgan Menesses-Sheets, asserted:

The state of Maryland has finally joined the civilized world of equality, passing the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination bill and sending it to the governor for his signature. After eight long years, with little support during six of those years from a community primarily focused on same-sex relationship recognition and marriage equality, the inherent decency of the Democratic Party came to the fore and the job got done.

Hmmmm….

My calendar says that the current year is 2014.

Apparently the calendars of the curious retiree who is running the curious campaign says that the current year is only 2007…

because 2007 is eight years after trans people were thirty-pieces-of-silvered out of the 1999 effort to pass civil rights legislation in Maryland, a diseased, immoral status quo which held firm in 2001 when Free State Just Us finally successfully managed to ramrod through the ‘civil rights’ law that gave non-trans LGBs in Maryland the special right to discriminate against Maryland trans people.

In 1999, Free State Just Us hack Liz Seaton was earning her bones for her later consecration as an HRC flack for 2001 (curiously, she seems to be one of the few Free State Just Us-ers that the curious candidate didn’t genuflect in the general direction of) by claiming:

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We have a real opportunity, but we must seize it now! As executive director of the Free State Justice Campaign, I’ll be lobbying for our community in Maryland.

2014 is 15 years after the pre-millennium, crab-flavored thirty-pieces-of-silvering – and thirteen after Liz’s post-Free State Just Us employer declared that, with non-trans LGBs in Maryland having the special right to discriminate against Maryland trans people, somehow discrimination actually ceased to exist.

So why would a curious candidate curiously seem to be curiously saying that only the most recent eight years are worth noting?

Well, as I saw someone observe on Facebook, the curious chronology:

discounts the work folks like Alyson Meiselman and Jessica Xavier did in the late 90s, the efforts to have gender identity in the 2001 bill, and anchors this effort to her timeline.

Curious indeed.

Maybe the curious candidate has a bit of myopia.

I bet a non-retired eye doctor could help with that.