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Support Gay Marriage, uphold EQUALITY. Takes less than a minute!

In addition to the likely court ruling on same-sex marriage, the issue may be headed back to the ballot: Opponents of gay marriage have been collecting signatures to qualify measures for the June 2006 vote that would ban same-sex marriage.

1. Call the Governor: 916-445-2841
(This number is listed at http://www.governor.ca.gov)
2. Push: 2 (voice your opinion on legislation)
3. Push: 1 (gender-neutral marriage bill - Senate Bill 849)
4. And push: 1 to support marriage equality

Thanks l, r, m & m!

in honor of the fight, a new draft of "ThisLoveHasAlwaysExisted", funnier and more "ooomph", a bit more complete i think...also sent it to Arnold!

ThisLoveHasAlwaysExisted
(originally written for the black community, from an African-american queer)

Once was a dude named Saul, in the Bible look him up under Paul. Raised Jew, he made it his business to pursue Christians right after Christ died and left for the sky, he even stood by and watched Stephen, the first "official" martyr die.

But one day on the way to Damascus came a light and the Lord, and he fell to his knees.

Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?!!!
I am not a threat to the Jews, I fulfill all you hold true.

And Saul was struck blind, yet Paul’s sight was restored!
"... I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord's mercy has been found trustworthy."

Jotted down by the apostle who wrote to Rome and told them to stop sleeping with their own sons and little boys, it’s a favorite moment of mine, a time tested version of ultimate conversion, a point I hope will illustrate and illuminate a true existence of love, finding a way to stop hate.

For who can say that gay people today are not by the Lord's mercy, trustworthy?
Police profiling, infighting, lack of community kindness, straight people’s license to kill, corporate ill will, crystal meth, a new black death…Many of us have LOVED without even picking up the phone to call home. We have wished we would be asked to tell and survived.

Now, before you get up from your seats and wander away, take a second to consider what change means today, we have internet, millions of books and time to look—seen past sinners become saints: divorcees, Joan of Arc, haters and interracial daters.
Didn't know that's an abomination to? According to the Bible only 7 or 8 exist...Interracial marriage was one tossed into the mix, women wearing gold jewelry or men's clothing, check. And now… we come to gay sex.

THAT sex is SO NASTY you say...funny, last time I checked isn't all sex that way? Wasn't your first time a mess of wetness, slapping sounds a mix of pleasure and pain? Isn't all sex the same? Love IS TOO and here we find the righteous and true course. When one loves but cannot say, hey that's my wife after 30 years and many tears... something’s gone horribly wrong, hear?!!! To not be able to say goodbye before you die? To never feel safe and comfortable in school, to be a lil black boy who's breaking all the rules?

I'm telling you, you know who we are. You seen us as kids, see the parents desperately trying to put back the lid, boys a lil too “sweet” or girls too sour...now you see us behind makeup counters shouting “girl power”, we’re the women on softball teams with 10 up, the drag kings holding court, we’ve also got soldiers in every fort! Some of us even become actors, but please believe that being closeted and queer is totally a factor.

This Love exists. And biblical examples do too! Coming out to your parents? Another Saul who was never a Paul, once felt deceived by a boy about to be king. I now speak of the union of David and Jonathan, a covenant between two men; a future king and his “best friend”, the son of his biggest enemy? Total queer drama right? Oh sure, yeah maybe they were really just “tight”. But when HIS MAN died, David wept and he cried: “thy love was wonderful, passing the love of women!”.
Listen to me, David and Jonathan were MORE THAN JUST KIN!
THIS LOVE EXISTED!

The past knows this truth, who knows how well, as Brother Huey of the Black Panther Party so eloquently put it, "Quite the contrary, perhaps a homosexual could be the most, revolutionary". They are now never alone as they wait for you: Bayard Rustin who led the March for the Dream with Martin Luther King, Langston Hughes still perched on a crystal stair waiting for YOU to know what it's like to be really disappeared. James Baldwin, up in Giovanni’s room listening to Billie sang queer blues...they turn to tell you this love has always existed.

All the way back to African times, where there were women warriors and boy wives before Christ came and was battered into our brains. Don’t get me twisted, I’m not dissing Christ or saying we should give ‘em up. I’m just wondering why no one is listening to the son of god crying out to us from our communion cup?
Love one another! Love one another! Love one another!
It’s never been a riddle, ain’t no missin jot or tittle.
He said, I am the vine and you are the branches, so stop leaving your fruit on the tree!

So sad, that for some black folk an invisible closet has instead been key. And I’m finally here on the other side, finding it locked, kicking it down, and letting you have it; opening your ears to the tragic w\ word magic.

So speak to your pastors and wonder aloud…ask yourself what to do now. Do it before your son or daughter starts showing the trait and before “your best friend” asks for a date. We can all be delivered if you vote to turn the tide against hate, your voice has much weight so use it and tell others for we are your sons and mothers, brothers and daughters, baby's mamas, sisters, father’s brothers, grandmothers, your baby boys and girls. We are the love that exists.

It was by the Lord’s Mercy that I was found trustworthy...and hence suffered and suffered, like Paul I was once even beheaded and put back together…all because one day on the way to Damascus came a light and the Lord, and I fell to my knees. I am not a threat to you, I only fulfill all you hold true. I am the love that has always existed.

mmmhmm, women making MAD MONEY!

From The National Enquirer, for those enquiring minds

BRAD PITT dropped a bomb on Warner Bros., informing them that ex-wife JENNIFER ANISTON is phasing out of their jointly owned Plan B
production company — so he secretly took it to Paramount Pictures and
signed a three-year deal! Fast-moving Warner honchos instantly inked
Jennifer, who'll star in and/or exec-produce 20 flicks in a five-year
mega-deal that'll make her one of Hollywood's most powerful women.
(Holy GEE, Ho'lie!)

FEMA CHIEF, IDIOT

The same day Brown wrote Chertoff, Brown also urged local fire and rescue departments outside Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi not to send trucks or emergency workers into disaster areas without an explicit request for help from state or local governments. Brown said it was vital to coordinate fire and rescue efforts.
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Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Concert

Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Concert
By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer 7 minutes ago

It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt and dignified benefit aired on NBC and other networks Friday night, took an unexpected turn thanks to the outspoken rapper Kanye West.

Appearing two-thirds through the program, he claimed "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and said America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."
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Here's to hoping that people take his words as TRUTH and not as JUST "emotions running high". Would it surprise YOU if Bush/his advisors made a decision to let GOD DO AS HE WISHED...cleansing a city of sin? A city that's also lost its value to Repbulicans by electing Democrats, a city 70 percent black, MANY poor...but perhaps it's best to keep it simple.

FUCK BUSH

Slow response time
Civil rights issues
Mishandling of Federal Dollars by Bush and the increasingly tainted Army Corps of Engineers
Less Resources due to war spending

SOUND FAMILAR????

People, I think it's time to seriously consider impeachment...

WHERE THE HELL IS DAVE CHAPPELLE? (Katrina)

[2007 edit: This was a live blog I did while watching Katrina unfold, staring in horror in front of the tv; thinking about quitting my job and hitching a ride - - thinking people must be going there, but they weren't and I haven't been back. Yet.]


hate to say it, but it's looking more and more like the reason for the pathetic response:

new orleans = less than 27% white, black 67%)
http://www.city-data.com/city/New-Orleans-Louisiana.html

watching cnn right now,
brid. gen david grange, in charge of forces in new orleans
"you have to have men on the ground to help keep people safe from those that would do us wrong. so it takes time"
-in response to a question re: slow response time...

Went on to say:
"With unplanned contingineces, the forces have to be larger, plan for the unexpected, this is a great example of that

"In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to a Feb. 16, 2004, article, in New Orleans CityBusiness...
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Watchin CNN with Anderson Cooper Now: Snipers are taking out Medevacs and those trying to help.


GODDAMN IT, where the FRACK is Dave Chappelle, I told my roommate that what you're about to have here is
1)Natural Disaster
2)Catastrophe
3)Black people uprising...not just out of anger, but out of frustration and lack of communication lines being open. Where the hell is Jesse Jackson, where the hell is Al Sharpton NOW? My roommate's like "they're randomly shooting at relief workers". I"m like "DUDE, it's black people, does no one understand that poor african americans in this country operate in a different manner? ESPECIALLY in the South...where institutionilized racism and prejuidce has been the norm. Man was on CNN earlier BEGGING for Bush not to send the military in, that people would erupt. He said Please just send some people to tell us what's going on! GODDAMN don't they get it, angry black folk kept down for years who have guns for their own protection, i mean we're talking about the best armed folk in america for lord's sake...THEN you leave them without food and water for 3 days, WON'T GIVE THEM INFO, and THEN you send in the MILITARY. Yeah, that's gonna go over REAL WELL with the people left behind.

CNN:
Gunman demanded a seat on an airlift out

And yes there are white people in New Orleans but less than 30 percent! I mean it's a black city for the most part, destroyed.... Well I guess one good thing comes out of this, I've seen more african americans on TV in the last few hours than I've seen on TV in the last year. And perhaps with the world watching, perhaps more people in mainstream america will get to witness the reality of black america's plight.

Mayor of New Orleans to CNN (in a faxed letter!):
We are now allowing the people to march.
Women: We've been asking for help for 3 days, we have no food, no water.

Anderson Cooper on Federal Response:
A risk on par with a terror attack in NY, a hurricane hitting New Orleans...Federal Study

Lt Strock of Army Corps:
If more funds would have been available it might have helped but it might not have been avoidable.

Anderson's going OFF ON the Senator from New Orleans right now, oooh that's a bitchslap! Go Anderson, Go Anderson. Oh jeez the senator's barely able to keep it together, during his tirade. The senator's not angry at anyone, but can everyone pull together as a country...

Anderson:
Lot of people here are ashamed of what's going on in our country, no one seems to be taking responsibility...people want answers now, are all the efforts being taken to bear, it's the first time in 4 days I've seen nat'l guard and I saw a rat eating a dead body yesterday.

Senator: I know where you are, we're trying to help, doing our very best. I want to thank the president, he will be here tomorrow I think. It's not just New Orleans, it's St. Barnards Parish, other parishes too.
4:21 PM CNN

Faith

p.s.
Anderson's crying now that the baby that was missing is safe in TX, awww Anderson

[2007 update: video

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Just so you know who to blame for New Orleans...same shit different day...Anti Rape Condom


<------Protest Panties from AxisofEve.com
Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen? 'Times-Picayune' Had Repeatedly Raised Federal Spending Issues
...Yet after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security -- coming at the same time as federal tax cuts -- was the reason for the strain. At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.

Newhouse News Service, in an article posted late Tuesday night at The Times-Picayune Web site, reported: "No one can say they didn't see it coming. ... Now in the wake of one of the worst storms ever, serious questions are being asked about the lack of preparation."

In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to a Feb. 16, 2004, article, in New Orleans CityBusiness...
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thanks mr


"Many people didn't have the financial means to get out," said Alan LeBreton, 41, an apartment superintendent who lived on Biloxi, Mississippi's seaside road, now in ruins. "That's a crime and people are angry about it."
thanks jb


Can u imagine what the world would be like with THIS around?
I totally disagree with Mr. Waterhouse's statement, I think this device, and subsequent devices, would serve as deterrents. Women Inventors RULE!
thanks zw

"Ruben's Rape" ------>
For a feminist reading of this, click here