You got that right: Harvey Milk
being gay was definitely a big part of the story
I remember where I was when KCBS broke the story: just pulled out of the Coop parking lot, sitting at the stoplight at Ashby and Telegraph. The news hit the Bay Area like a nuclear wind, though, like me, the vast majority of the Bay Area wasn’t gay. We were shocked at the news of a pistol murder! Indeed, a double murder, in the middle of the day!
Cuz, ya know, we
dont compartmentalize people into different specific boxes like that.
Yeah, you and Stephen Colbert (in a fictional character role) just don’t see race, don’t see color.
Where do you think you are? A junior high marshmallow roast? But, the person so self-unaware as to make the assertions you’ve made, walks away thinking s/he fooled the audience into buying their holiness.
May I touch the hem of your garment?
Frankly, my dear, if Manning had been a civilian contractor, we’d have a very different story arc. That is all.
Based on the powers invested in me, I am now expanding the pale. Both of you, Teddy and Tbogg, are again within it.
Teddy, Tbogg, I want you both to look each other in the eye and say, “I’m sorry.”
Teddy, I think Tbogg’s got a point when he says ain’t nobody speaks for the gay community at large on this issue. You are certainly on one side, which calls for the parade to honor your political stance re Manning and recent US war and foreign relations. In my heart, I’m with you.
But I also understand there is a difference between civilian whistle-blowing and military whistle-blowing. The military, since time immemorial, always seeks a visceral solidarity, because blood and death is involved. Manning definitely crossed the line, whatever ultimate good may come of it. Hence, it is reasonable to presume essentially all military folk, gay and not, are absolutely repulsed by Manning’s actions.
War has been around a long time, and will continue to be, because its roots are much deeper than any conscious, logical, or philosophical perspectives on it. Fighting persons’ group revulsion to Manning’s actions will also persist. It’s the nature of fighting.
Manning’s actions had a fantastically important civil benefit, still not fully realized, but that can never overcome the FightingPersonsGroups’ instinctive and existentially necessary refusal to sanction those actions.
So, the LGBT (with gaps, as Teddy’s observed) community cannot speak with one voice on a matter such as this, at least as long as we have LGB folks serving. Ain’t gonna happen; military is military is military is an ancient and very much alive sub-culture.
I lived 30 (adult) years in- and tethered-to SF, and the Parade is such a fantastic celebration of being human that I find it difficult to believe it is now so subject to peripheral political issues: Manning’s gay-ness has/had nothing to do with what he is accused of doing.
The parade should not be lowered to sanctioning equivalence between Manning’s military information clearance violations and basic civil rights.
Teddy P., you’re a mucho smart guy with considerable vision in matters such as these, and, I guess, I’m saying you’ve got some serious credibility hereabouts, so:
Are you saying the board should not be allowed/should not have overridden the prior marshalls’ committee’s recommendation?
Do you think the board is excessively corporate?
How/why do you think the Marshall Manning thing got pulled?
Gawd, ya know, yer right. We’re just going to have to cancel the parade.
By the way, have you pooped lately? Did you like your poop, or were you dissatisfied with it?
How did you feel about the size, color and texture?
Would you show it to your mother?
Would you show it to us, or do you want to make a different one for us? I mean, really, this last one I can see is pretty foul.
I don’t get it, Pastor. Have you ever been to an SF Pride parade? And you think it’s a promotional event for Bud Light?
And therefore (what? why?) it could also be Free Manning event? That’s pretty mixed messaging…
It’s fascinating what oil does clean up…wish I knew more college chemistry, cuz I know that’s all this is…then I could go back to the ’50′s and be World’s Best Housewife…
old and slow, thank you…if there were anybody around, I’d be old and in the way…
but, that’s sort of why san diego’s working for me…ride the motorcycle everyday, and the old and slow gets dissipated…
really into my cleaning products, ya see…
I wonder if natural oils in the mustard seed are partly to blame. Have you ever used “Krud Kutter,” readily available in CA at Lowe’s and Home Depot?
I learned one Big thing recently about household cleaning, when dealing with my damnable re-usable motorcycle air cleaner. The air cleaner is re-usable because it’s cloth, with oil on it. Every xxx number of miles, you’re supposed to clean and re-oil it.
Cleaning up oil, especially hardened oil, oil on fabrics, oven interiors, etc., involves using a surfactant. I did not know that.
Aside from the likes of bleach, there are two cleaning agents we use all the time, and they are detergents and surfactants. Detergents have little effect on oils (successes with detergents on oils is mostly due to elbow grease), and surfactants have little effect on non-oily substances.
Keep your eyes out for the word surfactant in your cleaning supply purchases, and match things up to the problem at hand. The two types of chemicals don’t mix well, and hence aren’t mixed much, though a detergent used after a surfactant can be useful.
The motorcycle world pays a 300% markup for surfactants they think are special for motorcycles, but the stuff is exactly the same as chemicals in Krud-Kutter.
A little off-topic, but I think I should ask:
You seem a little wired. Do you know when you last ate? Do have any plans for when and where you might want to be in case you have to sleep?
Not to defend an admin whose only virtue is they ain’t the other guys, but: phone logs and conversation content are different things.
Nationalizing FRB to gain manipulative powers deriving from the new plaything, i.e., their balance sheet, is the height of Enron-style accounting. Not sure why you think that’s a good thing for anybody, much less the federal govt.
1% Wall St. trading tax in our bribe-based political system? Get real. Fine idea, but first you need campaign finance reform, which would, of course, enable us to accomplish everything the American people need. Hence, we’ll presume you don’t really mean 1% tax on Wall St., but instead that you actually mean campaign finance reform. Otherwise we’d have to seat you at the End War Now table this Thxgvg.
The correct answer to the question posed to you is: Run for office on a political campaign finance reform platform. And complain and demonstrate
till hell freezes over, just like the suffragettes did.
Kinda true. I was put off, way off the Obama train in December, 2008, when Obama picked Geithner, Bernanke and Summers for his economic team. I have tried and tried not to be fatalistic; I want to have a positive outlook for my kids and grandkids.
I thought maybe Obama had learned something after he got trashed over the debt limit in summer, 2011, and it seemed maybe we just had to get through the election and he’d show us he’d learned he must fight.
Not. He’s still looking to develop a ‘permission structure’ to help secure a grand bargain. He still doesn’t understand he needs to fight. He doesn’t know what that means, which is why I say he’s going to continue soiling the bed, and 2016 will be a flight from his legacy.
I’ve held out hope a long time, thinking despite his collapse in Dec., 2012, when he had the Bush tax cuts crunching their balls, that his CPI maneuver was just a poor, but maybe workable path to crystallizing Repub obstructionism so anybody could see it, and we might move a few Repub voters to help out in the House.
But, since this IRS thing perfectly fuels the right’s victimhood, and hence the right itself, his known caving now signals this is the undeniable departure point for his sinking below the waves. He’ll be in the low 40′s by September, and will never get back up again. Hillary’s in real trouble.
Remember the lesson of the Clinton years, and W’s ascent thereafter: people flock to strength. I’m not in favor of any new Mussolini-types, but those people gain traction when the liberals’ leadership is consistently one of retreat and re-group, as we again find ourselves doing.
And forget any glimmers of hope that 2014 could be used to advance the ball by getting Repub voters to really look at the obstructionism. Even progress on gun background checks is now probably lost, largely cuz Bama’s gonna be so fast and furiously backpedaling to avoid upsetting anyone (except Dems).
Unfortunately, the Obama administration will react by admitting everything the right accuses them of, then persecuting some center/center left organizations to show they’re even-handed.
Poor Obama; such a control freak, things were bound to blow up. Like his Plan B idiocy, this is the beginning of the cracks in the dike that are going to metastasize and spread, such that 2016 will be a pitiful slog to separate the party from the unnecessary political mess Obama’s creating.
What the admin ought to do is Attack! Fork their questions (once answered), and just keep changing the subject back to questioning the charitable activities of the zillions of right-wing money groups.
gannonguckert commented on the blog post Adorable Muffinhead Explains Politics & Football To You
Not at all. It’s just that Freedom, like God, tests us in many ways. That we may not always understand.
gannonguckert commented on the blog post Adorable Muffinhead Explains Politics & Football To You
As you may know, it is the Republican South that most heavily provides us top-notch football players. Also too, Michael Vick is Black. 2014 stands a better than 50-50 chance of being a high-activity hurricane year.
What don’t you understand?
gannonguckert commented on the diary post A Gosnell Amendment? Jennifer Rubin Plays Doctor and Legislator—and Fails by RH Reality Check.
I sure appreciate how well written RH Reality Check postings are. Thx a million, Ms. Jacobson.
You make a good point; it seems I missed at least one (is it really two) mitt-spawn wives sporting the procreative fabric (does menopause enter into this discussion?).
That said, I wanted to enter into evidence the upper-torso herringbone pattern enrobing the dark and lovely woman stage center/center left. My study of various religions says this is a statement of sexual ambiguity, though in some settings it may mean pregnant, but no live births yet.
THIS JUST IN! MUST RELEASE NOW!
The people in the photo in the White And Orange fabric are the VIRGINS.
That is all.
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