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  • The problem I have with that is anyone assuming someone moves across the street because of someone’s race. I may move across the street because of a large, black man yes, and would do the same if he was white as well. Nothing to do with race. All to do with gender. Sometimes it’s because it’s a man, not because race.

  • I think people are also looking at it from another view. The US consumers and government had the shots to stop this–all they needed was tariffs. But no one wanted them. In the article, there are many interesting points such as China having access to engineers easily and no US factory able to retool like China can. The US manufacturing workers are incredible–but if a factory can not move quickly, they lose. Frankly, it’s more a CEO/management issue–the US auto manufacturers knew for decades they were building crap and that oil was going to go up. They didn’t do squat. Add in the Wal Mart mentality of many US consumers and then all hell breaks loose. I use Apple products–Apple has done many good things. Would I like them to manufacture in the US? Yes. I understand Jobs’ points, however. It isn’t hey, China has slave labor. It’s China is nimble and has resources.

  • You haven’t been reading. I found information on this at Americablog Gay days ago.

  • Per GLAAD’s definition, Ru Paul is transgender as well as you.

  • And what if many GLB people consider the term cissexual a slur? It is not a medically used word–it came about in the last 90s and is not scientifically or medically used often. So if someone tells you they prefer non trans rather than cissexual, will you stop using the term? There are transmen and transwomen who have used that word against non trans people who have clearly stated they do not like the term.

  • Transgender is an umbrella term that does include transvestites and drag queens. Per GLAAD’s definition
    “Transgender–An umbrella term (adj.) for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The term may include but is not limited to: transsexuals, cross-dressers and other gender-variant people. Transgender people may identify as female-to-male (FTM) or male-to-female (MTF). Use the descriptive term (transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, FTM or MTF) preferred by the individual. Transgender people may or may not decide to alter their bodies hormonally and/or surgically.”

  • Here I disagree, Pam. Obama was dragged into repeal. He certainly didn’t make an effort and everything his administration has supposedly done for LGBT people, they were basically forced to. As for gay republicans being an oxymoron, not necessarily. Karger was running as a Republican and Gary Johnson is pro marriage equality. Hell, Obama is a republican in all but name, anyway.

  • cmaciain commented on the blog post Breaking: Barney Frank not running for re-election

    2011-11-28 17:11:42View | Delete

    Pelosi did her job. Not her fault Reid couldn’t close the deals nor could Obama.

  • I don’t know how anyone can see this as a fasttrack. Heck, a lawsuit about the Health Care Law is already heading and been accepted by the SCOTUS.

  • I’m guessing Holocaust deniers will be chatting with the Jewish Anti-Defamation League next on this man’s show.

  • cmaciain commented on the blog post Our snoring, cuddly Pit in the blanket

    2011-11-05 05:04:58View | Delete

    Actually there are places that ban Rotts. And I know any number of home owner insurance companies that either won’t cover or raise the rates on people with Rotts. Pit bulls can be wonderful dogs.

  • I hate the line. “I have breasts. I’m a woman.” So small breasted women aren’t women? Women with no breasts due to surgery aren’t women? Men with big breasts are women? This woman got annoyed for a mistake. The clerk and store apologized and like someone else posted, it wasn’t like a bible thumper was screeching “You’ll burn in hell!” How about someone simply asking “Can you point out the women’s fitting rooms? Thank you.” (Or “Can you point out the men’s dressing rooms? Thank you.”)

  • BS> We are not obligated to vote for any one party. If the Democrats actually fulfilled their promises and acted like Democrats, they wouldn’t have half the messes they do. I vote for the candidate I find best be he or she a Green, an Independent, a Democrat, or whatever.

  • Ask President Obama.

  • cmaciain commented on the blog post Love, Compassion, LGBT Youth, And Anti-LGBT Christian Leaders

    2011-09-08 15:54:02View | Delete

    I never said marriage was the end all, beat all. I said marriage equality and ENDA are best uses for my LGBT dollars. I also said we can do both. When I wrote it’s no use helping LGBT youth is they have no future, it’s simple. If we can achieve marriage equality and ENDA, we help all LGBT , youth and otherwise. Again, everyone has different priorities. If a group wants to focus on LGBT homeless youth, more power to them. There are numerous LGBT issues that deserve funding. What about elderly and graying LGBT people and their needs? Why aren’t you mentioning them? Or the disabled? Or the needs of women in the communities? How about respecting those who are older? Many causes are deserving and someone putting their priorities behind marriage equality, ENDA, or any other LGBT issue need not feel ashamed that they are not focusing on ALL LGBT issues.

  • cmaciain commented on the blog post Love, Compassion, LGBT Youth, And Anti-LGBT Christian Leaders

    2011-09-07 14:39:47View | Delete

    I disagree that expending resources on marriage equality is necessarily a detriment. Surely we spend a lot on marriage equality. It’s basic civil rights. It’s no use spending money on LGBT youth if they have no future. We can do both. Nothing stops anyone from donating to what ever cause they like. I think focusing on marriage equality and ENDA are the two best uses for my LGBT resources. Others may focus on LGBT youth while another may focus on older LGBT issues. You don’t mention that issue–the plight of disabled and/or older, graying LGBT people and their needs. There are so many issues that of course some will not focused on all the time. Right now, marriage equality has the stage. That’s fine–that’s where many people’s interests are (mine included). After all, if I can secure basic inheritance and financial rights for my SO and I, then I can perhaps think of other LGBT issues. It doesn’t mean LGBT youth are ignored.

  • cmaciain commented on the blog post My Life Is Likely Less Valuable Than Yours

    2011-09-03 15:49:56View | Delete

    Your life,Autumn, is worth as much as any lesbian, gay male, bisexual person in a same sex relation or any transman or transwoman. In other words, we are worth diddly.

  • cmaciain commented on the blog post Rev. Irene Monroe: Chaz comes out dancing

    2011-09-01 15:12:14View | Delete

    I have no problem with Chaz being on the show. I have problems with Chaz making previous misogynist comments. It’d be nice if he apologized for those.

  • Our “lifestyle” is unacceptable? It’s no where near as slimy as his liestyle. Jerkwad.

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