Saturday, August 29, 2009

Je me souviens Katrina

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


(That's called blog whoring. I don't have any pictures of Brad Pitt. Despite his rather beautiful body, I don't have any interest in pictures of Brad Pitt. I do, however, think that he is a very interesting man.)

Take his taste in women, for example. What's the name of his first wife, Jennifer Something-or-Another? That's not fair. I know who she is. She's all right. She just happened to be caught unawares when her man found another woman more stimulating. That's tough. Who among us haven't been caught there? Okay, so maybe it doesn't happen to everyone.

But back to Brad Pitt. You know what I find depressing? Brad Pitt is now playing parts I always imagined were filled by older, mature men. Men I looked up to when I was growing up. Fuck! I'm a hundred years older than Brad Pitt. He will always be the hitchhiker in Thelma and Louise. You have to appreciate his marketing of himself. First, he casts himself in that reverse aging movie which his people and Hollywood rewrote after appropriating the title of that story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Oh shit, you know the one. Something... Something ... Something... Oh yeah, now I remember: Something something or another an Benjamin Buttons. It's about someone who was born old and grew younger while everyone else grew older. I know I read that story about forty years ago, and I have no conscious memory of it, but I know that the movie subsequently made, only used the concept as they imagined it from the title of the story. Sort of like reading a book by its cover. I can't begin to tell you howmany times I made book reports in high school based on that idea. Oh sure, I read a lot of books in high school, hundreds if not thousands. Even so, I did not read every book for which I got credit. What can I say? I come from three hundred years (that we know of) of outlaws and con artists. It's in my blog, er, I mean, my blood.

I'm not sure where I'm going here, but what must we always be going somewheres? My point is, Brad Pitt should not be playing older, "mature" men. WTF does that make me? Dirt?

Okay, this is an aside: Brad Pitt impresses the hell out of me. I don't know him from shit, but he seems to be using his fame and celebrity to focus attention on areas that would otherwise never get any light. Take post-Katrina New Orleans. A lot of people "talk the talk," but not nearly as many "walk the walk." Thank you, Mr. Pitt.

I haven't written a fan letter since I was twelve, but bear witness, world, this is a fan letter to a remarkable young man who has done much to make the world a better place. Right on! Brother.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Why I interrupted Bill Clinton's speech at Netroots Nation

I agree with Lane's reasoning 100%, and I don't think his question was unreasonable. What is unreasonable is the Democrat elite, Bill Clinton included, thinking that they do not owe us explanations for their acts. Bill Clinton is the worst offender in this category, and has been ever since his presidency. He did not engage the GLBT community in the discussion of his many options as President. He made decisions and demanded that we acquiesce and support him because, well you know, the other side is worse. It's called "betrayal" because it's done by someone you trusted. I have not cared for Bill Clinton since the March on Washington in 1993. He treated us like we were a strange disease and avoided us. Fast forward to 2009: nothing's changed, really. Bill Clinton thinks we should be thankful for his magnitude. Well, I'm not. Now here's my personal peave about DADT: the homophobes in the military never stopped asking. The witch hunts continued. No one in Clinton's administration ever tried to make them keep their part of the bargain. Ask anyone of the ten thousand or so Gays and Lesbians who were discharged since DADT if they did anything to call attention to themselves.

Bill Clinton owes the GLBT community a sincere apology for fucking us over when he was President.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Is John Bolton Really That Big an Asshole,
or does he just play one on TV?

Inquiring minds want to know. In a column for the Washington Post, he criticizes former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, and by implication, President Barack Obama for their efforts which led to the successful return of Euna Lee and Laura Ling, reporters for Al Gore's San Francisco-based Current TV who were taken prisoner by North Korean authorities last year. My vote is that he is a total asshole in his real life as well.