Archive for the ‘Sass Back’ Category

Intent

Steve Harmon is gay. He is gay and he is fifteen years old. He is gay, fifteen and was beaten until his skull was fractured. He was beaten. It is probably unfair to characterize opinion regarding any issue by the comments following news articles on the Internet. The local television affiliate’s site...
September 20th, 2009 | Read More

Stupid

Protester There seems to be a trend among parents chastising their children for using the word stupid as if it were an epithet or swear word. I am using it in that very form today. I mean it in the form they wish to avoid for its use. I mean it as a character flaw and a term of derision. Trust me, I’d...
September 13th, 2009 | Read More

Settle-mints

Some days it’s nice to think about progress. There is a great lure in thinking about it and I’m not saying progress is a bad thing. It is necessary and integral but it can also be deceptive. The difference between progress and crumbs being thrown your way can be a very fine line. A good example...
September 6th, 2009 | Read More

Distraction

A suprising number of black voters support gay rights and marriage equality A very interesting study coming out of the University of Florida states that, in the fight against a constitutional ban of gay marriage, education levels were a deciding factor, not the surge in numbers of black voters who came...
September 3rd, 2009 | Read More

Let’s Talk About Something Nice for a Change

I’m tired of talking about all of the gloom and doom. Injustice? Take a holiday. Equal Rights? Will you get off my back. I’m tired. Instead, today, let’s talk about tolerance and acceptance. Those are such nice words, don’t you think? Acceptance, in my own personal dictionary, means that I have...
August 30th, 2009 | Read More

Cause and Effect

Michigan made national news twice recently and this time it wasn’t about unemployment or auto industry bailouts. Both stories were gay-related. One was regarding the young man severely beaten in Portage, Michigan. Two older teens beat him as they hurled anti-gay slurs at him. Unfortunately, here in...
August 26th, 2009 | Read More

Controversial For All The Wrong Reasons

The 18-year old South African runner, Caster Semenya, was subjected to extensive gender tests following questions regarding her gender. Caster Semenya is Controversial. For All the Wrong Reasons. I am not bothered by whether Caster Semenya is a woman, technically or otherwise. I think it is a hideous...
August 24th, 2009 | Read More

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