Thursday, December 15, 2005

Oh, Good Gravy!

Wow...just when I think I've seen it all. Thanks to Salon's Broadsheet for this one:

So, this assistant pastor and former pro-wrestler, Tom Crouse is having a Mr. Hetero contest at his church. This is because "The homosexual community has flooding [sic] the marketplace with products and opportunities exclusively for gays and lesbians." The website says that the church is "just looking for tolerance for heterosexuals."

Oh yes, there is so much persecution of my heterosexual brethren! Oh, and don't forget to check out the store where they're selling rainbow "We're taking it back!" stickers.

I am so glad it's been a while since I ate. If there was anything in my wouldn't be in my stomach.

Ohio Republican Representative Guilty of Gay Bashing and Bad Math

Well, I can't wait anymore. I wanted to do more research on this, but quite honestly, it speaks for itself.

Ohio State Rep. Tom Brinkman Jr. has filed a lawsuit against Miami University citing its same-sex partner benefits. According to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Brinkman is upset that his tuition and tax dollars (he has two kids attending Miami) are funding Miami's creation of what he calls "a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage."

For those who don't know, Ohioans passed Issue 1, banning gay marriage and common law marriage (by accident), in November of 2004. Brinkman says that Miami's same-sex partner benefits are in direct violation of that amendment.

So, I guess that the approximately $100,000 that Miami spends a year on same-sex partner benefits, around two-tenths of one percent of the total $50 million benefits budget, is much higher than the hundreds of thousands of dollars Miami will spend defending against Brinkman's suit, funded by Arizona-based Christian legal group Alliance Defense Fund.

What an idiot. Not only is he a bigot. He can't even do basic math.

I would like to commend Miami for fighting the lawsuit. I'm sure that most of their defense is based on good business sense. There are a lot of faculty who will come here to work if we have same-sex partner benefits who wouldn't otherwise, making us more competitive in hiring. But, they're still doing the morally correct thing.

This is a national issue and every university who offers same-sex benefits in a state with anti-gay marriage amendments is watching this very closely. I'll keep you updated.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It's snowing here in Oxford. Evidently our war on christmas isn't doing any good against that festive, white seasonal coating.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The war between the christian right and the secular majority is coming...

...and it's being disguised as this ridiculous "War on Christmas."

Thank you, Sam Seder and Crooks and Liars. This douche nozzle Robert Knight from Concerned Women for America actually invoked the Nazis while discussing this issue with Sam Seder from Air America's Majority Report...he's Jewish folx. Absolutely disgusting what these fundies will do to try and get their way.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Things I would never, ever do #476,231

Yes, a man has pulled a car across a parking lot...with his...manhood.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

After a delay...back in the saddle for lunch

Sorry for the delay, folx. I am currently working on a piece regarding an issue of national interest going on at Miami of Ohio.

I will try to make more time to post this week. In the meantime, please try not to fight with your significant other. It's bad for your health.