Friday, April 11, 2008

Michael Savage - Scumbag, Liar, Talk Show Host

Radio talk show host Michael Savage is a scum bag. Want proof? Media Matters posted a clip from his April 3rd broadcast where he hauls out the lie that Obama is actually a stealth Muslim. This guy is too much!

Savage is known for his ridiculous statements and is surpassed only by Ann Coulter as a lying gasbag, but to bring up this lie again after it has been not only proven to be false, but traced to GOP operatives trying to smear Obama with an e-mail whisper campaign is beyond belief.

Here is a quote from this jerk.

SAVAGE: Doesn't it bring back beautiful feelings, compared to the filth that they play now? They're simple. Who would put on a white sportscoat today? He'd get his head stomped. Look who we inherited in this country, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Hussein Obama, in one generation. A war hero to -- a war hero who commanded the Allied operations against Nazi Germany was running for the presidency then. Now we have an unknown stealth candidate who went to a madrassas in Indonesia and, in fact, was a Muslim despite what Straw Hair will tell you on Softball. Yes, check it out.

GLBT Athletes Should Boycott China Olympics

Could you think of a worse place to host an event meant to celebrate the achievements of athletes and harmony of the world community? My short list would have China at the top. Their record for human rights violations is so long it cannot be listed here. Their record on totalitarian control is staggering.

Gay rights advocates in China face extreme problems. Though the government has changed the legal status of gays and lesbians, they still routinely oppress the community with raids and harassment. Arrests are made for “solicitation” in lieu of “homosexuality” but the intent of the arrest and the Chinese legal system are stacked against LGBT people.

I remember years ago listening to a speaker who said that capitalism would democratize China. I guess he is having to eat his words now. Capitalism can exist quite well with a fascist regime, and in fact often thrives under one. China is a shining example of how well a countries economy can flourish while its people are oppressed.

All things considered, a boycott of the Olympics not only makes sense, but is inevitable. It’s time GLBT athletes forgo the lust for gold medals and stand with their Chinese brothers and sisters.

Egypt Convicts 5 Men Of Homosexuality

Add Egypt to the list of countries I will never set foot in. There a court recently sentenced 5 men to prison for “habitual debauchery” the Egyptian euphemism for homosexuality. Though a lot more lenient than some Middle-Eastern countries, Egypt still has a legal system that is steeped in the middle ages.

Four of the five were arrested when they were forced to undergo blood tests for HIV. They tested positive.

According to a report in the New York Times,

Ramadan, a lawyer with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, said the five men were abused and tortured over the past several months to ''extract confessions'' from them.

Time for Egypt to shake off the sand and join the 21st century!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

So Much For My Truck!

I am off to Florida today for the premier edition of Beyond Leather. The new event promises to be a great contribution to the Florida leather scene and the organizers, Sir Top and slave bonnie are wonderful people!

The good news was we went storm chasing yesterday. We were on the storm that produced all the tornadoes, but we couldn’t keep up with it because of the roads in that part of Texas.

The bad news is that after we returned home last night our neighborhood was hit by severe weather and a huge tree fell in front of our house, crushing my truck! Luckily we were both indoors at 4:05am when it happened and are OK. The tree is blocking the entire street and my truck looks like it’s a gonner. Both doors crushed in and all the windows broken.
And I am leaving town this morning! Great timing.

I will be back to blogging later next week when I return.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Canadian Court To Decide If BDSM Is Covered By Non-Discrimination Laws

Looks like someone in Canada is finally getting his day in court to decide if his sexual orientation ground for protection under Canadian non-discrimination laws. The twist (pun intended) is that his sexual orientation is BDSM!

Peter Hayes, who claims he was discriminated against as a pagan who practices a form of sadomasochism will get to take his complaint to a human rights tribunal. Hayes complained to British Columbia's Human Rights Tribunal that he was discriminated against because he is a pagan who practices a "BDSM lifestyle" and deserves protection under the human rights code, based on sexual orientation.

So far the courts are willing to hear the case. The tribunal will decide if the BDSM lifestyle is covered by the country’s non-discrimination laws.

Anyone who knows me will immediately see why I am interested in this case. Though it is in Canada, it would be a major milestone in recognition of the Leather/BDSM/Fetish community. It would also go a long way toward a more tolerant attitude for kinky folk in this country.

Denmark Most Networked Country In The World

One of my favorite EU countries has become the “most networked” country in the world. Denmark finished first with the highest average broadband-Internet speed and penetration rate of any country. In fact the top ten places are dominated by the Nordic countries.

The United States comes in at number 4, which means it has risen 3 places from last year.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Patraeus Testifies - Says Nothing!

Watching CNN this afternoon I saw Senator Barack Obama question General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker. He asked what I consider the big question, which is to define the achievable goal for Iraq. He asked if the status quo, given the problems that still exist and the messy business of creating a democracy, could be considered a successful outcome in Iraq.

Crocker reiterated that the process is still in progress, etc. and basically did not answer the question. Obama wanted a definition of what it would take to get us out of Iraq and Patraeus and Crocker responded with nothing. The answer is that there is no answer because the Bush strategy is not to ever leave.

My opinion is that Bush and his business partners are making far too much money on the war to end it. A quagmire has been amazingly profitable for the defense industries and by driving oil prices to new records gives the energy companies a phenomenal profit boost. Of course this is what Bush was elected to do. As a tool of these business interests he has paid dividends in spades!

Meanwhile, Baghdad is under a lockdown to stem violence.

She's Back! Dr. Laura On Fox News, Where Else Would She Be?

Just when you thought Fox News couldn’t get any worse, they hire Dr. Laura! Yes, our old friend Laura Schlessinger of the failed TV talk show is back on a weekly segment of Hanity’s show. So the non-licensed therapist/physiologist will be dispensing her hate-filled brand of advice on Fox soon. I can’t wait!

Laura makes her money giving advice to families. Her family is far from model. Her son’s MySpace page was recently pulled off line for disturbing images of soldiers with guns in their mouths and underage kids in suggestive poses. Great parenting Dr. Laura!

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Real McCain? Hair Trigger Temper & A Filthy Mouth

John McCain is apparently pretty quick to anger, this according to a new book by Cliff Schecter entitled, The Real McCain. Now a hair trigger temper might be OK for a Senator but for a President it cold be disasterous. Worse his temper apparently knows few limits, even when it comes to his own wife. reprinted a paragraph from the book.

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, ‘You’re getting a little thin up there.’ McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, ‘At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.’ McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
I would hate to see him on a really tense day make some kind of inexcusable comment like that to a foreign diplomat. Welcome to international incident!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Clinton Campaign Loses Another Top Aide - Was A Paid Lobbyist For Columbian Government

Another Hillary Clinton advisor has left her campaign. According to a Reuters report, the top aide to Sen. Clinton, under fire for meeting with a Colombian diplomat to discuss a free trade deal that the presidential candidate opposes, quit his post on Sunday, the campaign said.
"After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as chief strategist of the Clinton campaign," Clinton's campaign manager Maggie Williams said in a statement.

News of the meeting surfaced Friday. Penn said he held the meeting with the Columbians in his separate role as chief executive officer of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide, a lobbying firm hired by the South American country to help win the approval by the U.S. Congress of a free trade agreement with the United States.

Many have questioned Hillary’s ability to oppose the unpopular trade agreement when one of her top aides was a paid lobbyist for the country. Again it raises the issue of Clinton’s ties and support from lobbying firms and big business.

"Bush Officials Will Be Indicted For War Crimes" - Says Andrew Sullivan

How long will it take before someone in the media mentions the obvious, that people in the Bush administration are guilty of war crime? Well, he answer came today as The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan appeared on Chris Mathew’s show and dropped the bomb.

SULLIVAN: The latest revelations on the torture front show the memo from John Yoo...means that Don Rumsfeld, David Addington and John Yoo should not leave the United States any time soon. They will be, at some point, indicted for war crimes.
It’s about damned time someone says what everyone is thinking. Now if we can just get the next administration to do something about it!