Periodical Political Post *85

Queer News

  • Queer teens in U.S. state of Tennessee face “License to Bully” law once again
  • Gay Filipino teen drenched with boiling water by his father after coming out
  • Gay panic excuse used in U.S. state of Wisconsin to justify anti-gay violence
  • Three skinheads savagely attack Californian gay men in new year’s hate crime
  • Ron Paul says AIDS is peoples’ fault, wants them to pay even more for healthcare
  • U.S. presidential wannabe suggests a dad in prison is better than a gay dad

Other News

  • U.S. president Obama signs indefinite detention without charge or trial into law
  • Americas epidemic of sexual violence, rape now more common than smoking
  • Recent study says Black Americans are as likely to get hired as white felons 
  • Group of ultra-Orthodox Jews prevented women from voting in local elections
  • U.S. threatened to put Spain on trade blacklist for not censoring the internet
  • Church of Kopimism gets file-sharing recognized as official religion in Sweden
  

21 thoughts on “Periodical Political Post *85”

  1. The more interesting thing is WHAT is going to happen in Spain knowing that they have a law that seems to have been ordered by the U. S. A.

  2. What’s the fuss about Ron Paul’s statement? I’d be surprised if insurance companies *didn’t* charge more to people with AIDS. What he says about market logic for those who are sick is a mere description of reality.”If a fault comes of people because of their personal behavior”, he says. That hardly includes those who are HIV positive in a hereditary way, or through an infected blood transfusion. Way to extrapolate what’s not there. *If* you get AIDS because of unprotected sex with multiple people, especially with today’s available information, damn right it’s your fault. That’s all he said.

    Also, pretty funny how no one points out the way Chris Wallace contrasted AIDS with ‘heterosexually transmitted diseases’.

    Santorum should have been smart enough to lay off the social conservative message in NH. He’s got some good ideas on manufacturing which are way more relevant and way more palatable to the region.

  3. America’s new slogan:

    “Be afraid, be very afraid”

    or maybe:

    “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free and I will choke them because I can.”

  4. O.K., the last article about “Kopimism” being recognized as a religion is too much, even for me. It’s very rare that a story about being tolerant makes me say, “That’s going too far.”, but this one does. Liberalism has to recognize scams from the left and refuse them when there are obvious ulterior motives, just as it must recognize all the scams that are coming from the right, which almost always has ulterior motives. Reality is reality, and “Kopimism” is not a real religion. I love you Sweden, but you have to admit that sometimes you get a little crazy in your own way.

    Now, if I use ctrl-Z to end this comment, am I doing something sacrilegious?

    1. It’s just a matter of time before Kopimism splits into three groups – the Unixists, the Apple Worshipers, and Gatesism, and starts a war.


  5. Scott:

    It’s just a matter of time before Kopimism splits into three groups – the Unixists, the Apple Worshipers, and Gatesism, and starts a war.

    This reminds me of the wars between Atari and Comodore/Amiga where lots of floppies died unspeakable erasure deaths. :P

    1. Ha! The Unixists would be ascetics I think; the Apple Worshippers would be an elite caste of priests (like Zoroastrians), and the Gatesians would be like Mormons, an example of a cult that got WAY too popular for no explainable reason.

  6. Queer teens in U.S. state of Tennessee face “License to Bully” law once again

    Isn’t it wonderful when you have state sponsored bigotry?

    Gay Filipino teen drenched with boiling water by his father after coming out

    Hum, lets see. This from WIKI= More than 90% of the population are Christians: about 80% belong to the Roman Catholic Church while 10% belong to other Christian denominations, such as the Iglesia ni Cristo, the Philippine Independent Church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, United Church of Christ in the Philippines, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.[137] The Philippines is one of two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being East Timor.

    Nuf said. In case someone wants to point out that they also have muslims just look what muslims do to gay people.

    Gay panic excuse used in U.S. state of Wisconsin to justify anti-gay violence

    Judge, he swished right straight at me! I was soooo scared that I might catch his swish! Waw, waw, waw.

    Three skinheads savagely attack Californian gay men in new year’s hate crime,

    Don’t you love those extreme christians?

    Ron Paul says AIDS is peoples’ fault, wants them to pay even more for healthcare

    Go tell that to Ryan White…

    U.S. presidential wannabe suggests a dad in prison is better than a gay dad

    And a black and blue all over her body woman should never consider divorce.

    Yes, it all comes down to the root of the cause.

  7. Re: Gay filipino teen. What is interesting about the Philippines is the really huge percentage of gay and lesbians.

  8. Oh Goodness, it’s never been clearer, why didn’t I think of this before? We need to start a Gay religion! Hey, it worked for Joseph Smith, L. Ron Hubbard, Pastafarians and now the Kopomists… who is in with me?

    What shall we call ourselves?

  9. Well, now. It appears my last 2 posts failed to survive “moderation.” The US Gov’t will persecute Spain for stepping out of bounds, and our Moderator will shield your tender eyes from thoughts and ideas that wander from the narrow orthodoxy taking hold here. I do not object. Rank has its priviledges.

    1. If your comment doesn’t appear it was most likely caught by the spam protection alas I don’t have the time to check a few hundred spam comments every day for false positives.

  10. Im right there with you on Ron Paul. He was spot on regardless of my bias. I believe if we are to use private health insurance in the future, cost-cutting should follow the same route that car insurance has…these days in the US if you drive safe and avoid wrecks, your rates go down.

    If you translate that idea to healthcare, people who live unhealthy lifestyles pay more. Of course if you bring up the concept of AIDS, it immediately becomes a very sensitive topic. However, if you suggest people should pay more for smoking, infrequent exercise, poor diet, etc…it sounds completely fair. Of course its a bit insensitive, but it also encourages people to live healthier lifestyles and cuts costs for healthcare through that alone. If I contracted HIV tomorrow, I would have no problem paying higher rates…it would be somewhat my fault. I mean, obviously this is a sensitive subject for us, but with more sex education and more emphasis on personal responsibility in the US, you have little to no excuse to contract an STD.

    1. you do realize that this would mean to punish gay people for being gay? its a fucked idea just like private health care is because it means poor people are not be able to afford to see a doctor. but thats america for you.

      1. I think taitrnater’s suggestion is a good one. I fail to see how it would mean to punish gay people for being gay. To practice safe sex is a responsible choice.

        1. Dicey. What about the substantial number of people who acquired HIV through no fault of their own? There is a significant population of HIV+ patients who got the virus via a blood transfusion, through rape, or through sex with a married partner whom they thought was monogamous. In my estimation, to saddle such people with higher insurance (in the face of mounting medical bills because no insurance covers everything) as a result of something over which they had no control, seems a bit cruel.

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