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Archive for March, 2007

If I Were A Cat…

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I'd be THIS CAT RIGHT HERE.

Oh yes, that is SO ME on the road, navigating the assfuckery of Baton Rouge traffic.

Oh, and someone please tell Mozilla that "assfuckery" is indeed a word. Well, it is in my Mozilla dictionary now, anyway.

For those with bad eyes (nearly everyone I know), here is what the pissed-off kitty is yelling:

JESUS CHRIST! I SAID MOVE MOTHERFUCKER! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU NEED TO BE DRIVING AT 60 MPH IN THIS GOD DAMNED LANE FOR WHEN THERE IS A PERFECTLY FREE LANE DIRECTLY TO YOUR RIGHT, ASSFUCK. OH YOU'RE GONNA STEP ON YOUR GOD DAMNED BRAKES, NOW, BITCH? i BET YOU THINK THATS FUNNY. LETS SEE HOW FUNNY YOU THINK IT IS WHEN THEY'RE EXTRACTING MY GOD DAMNED CAR FROM YOUR FUCKING TAILPIPE, YOU CUNT.

I love this cat. I love this picture. I heart road rage.

Naked Breasts

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

...because they're so much better than the clothed ones!

I haven't forgotten about S&F, I've just been caught up in that little thing called "life".  That, and watching my previously semi-normal Dad turn into a trashy, ignorant, boob with an old-man-perv penchant; all the lovely effects of alcoholic dementia and/or brain atrophy.  It hasn't been pretty.

I've also been spending a lot of time in local cemeteries, "graving", and an excess of my free time now goes into genealogical research.  I'm all about the dead and long-dead these days, it would seem.

The other time-taker is my Christopher Moore kick; I've been devouring his books as of late.  I've been a fan ever since I first read Lamb, and his other works only endear him more to me.  That man is fucking brilliant; genius, I say.

So...that's what has been up with me.  Hopefully this can be a return to our normally scheduled programming.

Steve Does A Good Job; Susan, Not So Much

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

I've been following the saga of Florida's Largo City Manager Steve Stanton; a man with 17 years of good, dedicated service - 14 of those as City Manager - who is to be fired after announcing his decision to become a woman.

Other than Largo's mayor, Patricia Gerard, not many people in the city of Largo are supportive of Stanton's decision; emails to City Hall showed a 7-to-1 ratio in favor of giving him the boot.

Though his tenure prior is lauded, the city simply doesn't want a previously-male female taking care of things; regardless that this person has done a near-perfect job up until now.

The bias of this city is dismaying, and their ignorance astounding. A local Baptist priest, Pastor Ron Saunders, commented:

If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated. Make no mistake about it.

Make no mistake about it, eh? Personally, I think the "mistake" here is the idea that a man who preached salvation, tolerance, and love for all would be so quick to judge and condemn someone for wanting to change their sex. I can't see Jesus casting a ballot in the "Fire him" box, I'm sorry. At least, not the Jesus most Christians claim him to be.

If this person could do the job as "Steve" with a penis, he can do it just as well as "Susan" with a vagina. Not so, according to Commissioner Andy Guyette who offered up this gem:

I feel I can no longer trust his judgment.

And why is that, I'd like to ask Commissioner Guyette? Is his judgment - which you trusted for fourteen years and up until his announcement last week - suddenly different some how? It's not as if he suddenly decided, on the spur of the moment one day last week, that he wanted to be a woman. This is something Mr. Stanton has known about his entire life; something that was on his mind the past fourteen years when you still believed his judgment to be sound and logical. Nothing has changed about Steve Stanton except your - and near everyone else in Largo's - perception of him. He is the same man who made good decisions in his job and for his city that he ever was; that has not changed and that would not change, if you only gave him - her - a chance.

It's terribly disappointing to see almost an entire city against Steve Stanton; in this age of supposed "acceptance" this is a terrible and unfair discrimination. Ignorance begets hate and intolerance, and ignorance of transsexuals on the part of this town is causing a man (future woman) to be fired from a job he/she loves and does well.

Truly, what we have here is no more than a good, hard-working, tax-paying individual - a law-abiding citizen who does a good job for their community. Now, suddenly, because of his personal opinion he's an outcast - a deviant. This is wrong - any way you cut it. Steve Stanton is being punished for being courageous enough to step out and be himself, (excuse me, herself) and he is being chastised and vilified for it; he is being punished for it.

As a society, the City of Largo is saying it is not okay to be yourself; that it is not okay to be an individual and embrace the true you. Instead, Largo folk are teaching our youth that it is better to hide in shame of your true identity than to step out and bravely be true to your self.

I'd like to offer this quote for Mr. (soon to be Ms.) Stanton; it applies to his situation and how I - and countless others who support him - feel about it:

To be nobody but myself, in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

- E. E. Cummings

I applaud your courageousness, Steve!