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August 26, 2014

St. Louis officer suspended after anti-gay speech is released | Gay Star News first part

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 19:20

This is going to be done in two parts as the guy wore me out fact checking and answering him, I need to go to bed.   Hugs

St. Louis officer suspended after anti-gay speech is released | Gay Star News.

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor calls to imprison gays for ‘ten years hard labor’ with new constitutional amendment

Filed under: Bigotry, Homosexual, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 14:24

 

Pastor calls to imprison gays for ‘ten years hard labor’ with new constitutional amendment.

– Professional Anti-Gay Bigot Thinks Banning Mixed Race Marriages Is Constitutional

Filed under: My Life and Rants, opinion, Religion — Scottie @ 13:24

 

– Professional Anti-Gay Bigot Thinks Banning Mixed Race Marriages Is Constitutional.

August 24, 2014

all people need food and it is not a luxury to eat.

Filed under: Bigotry, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 13:50

I have to ask if anyone has seen the tears of a hungry person, if you have seen the hopelessness and despair of those in need and to even ask for help makes them the target of hate.  If you have enough your self, don’t you DARE begrudge some for others.   Be thankful you have enough, and if you can, give a little to others no matter how little it maybe.  That five dollars you have no need of may make the difference in a persons life.

I have told the story many times of a friend of ours.  He had aids and was barley clinging to a shred of dignity.  He couldn’t work, had to have government help with his meds.   He lived in a crime ridden vermin infested area in a small two room apartment with out hot water because that is all he could afford.   He often stayed with us, and we took him to his appointments and sometimes took him to movies or other places to just let him have a bit of peace in a life I wouldn’t wish on anyone.   The state gave him forty dollars a month to live on.   Let that sink in.  Ten dollars a week for food.   And like this article says that was not soap or anything else, just ten dollars a week for food.   He had nothing that we did.   He never said anything but Ron and I would drive to lake worth and pick him up, to take him shopping with us.   He would have his cart and we ours.   When we got to the registers we would have a few more items in our cart than his.   Ron would go ahead and walk through with him, making up the difference in the cost of what he could pay and what he had with out making a big deal out of it, simply giving the cashier the money.   When we took him home the things in the cart we had some how ended up getting left at his place.  There might be a few treats he wouldn’t be able to give himself, maybe some house hold products everyone needs but are way to costly for someone on so tight a budget.  See the idea of us filling our cart up with things we took for granted while our friend had so little was not something we wanted to put him through, so we got just enough to pretend need to go, and most of what we got stayed at his house.  By accident I am sure.  Some times he would protest, but mostly did not, Ron would tell him he had to get me home, it was hard on me to go shopping.   I think until you know someone who struggles so hard with so little you can’t understand nor appreciate what it is like.   It is hard for me even to understand.  Though Ron and I have enough , we have little extra.   But our bellies are full, our electric on, our TV running and I have luxuries of computers and games.    So in this world we are doing well.   Our wishes and prayers are for those who do not have what we do, for those who need just the basics and don’t even have the comfort of love to hold on to.   Help others , that is helping all of us.    Hugs

Recall All Republicans (cognitivedissonance: creepyold-kit-hands: …).

 

 

 

 


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throughthewildblue:

You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps?Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Okay, but let’s talk for a second about how that one lady called turkey “big chicken”

You can’t even buy all food with food stamps. You just… you flat-out can’t buy “food that will be eaten in the store/any food sold for on-premises consumption” or any “hot foods” with food stamps—meaning you can’t buy anything hot, you can’t buy anything that gets blended together, you can’t buy anything “pre-prepared,” in most cases you can’t use your EBT card at restaurants. You literally CANNOT purchase a milkshake with food stamps, because it’s considered “sold for on-premises consumption” (which was ridiculous at the place I worked, because the customer had to mix their own milkshake themself with a little machine we provided them, and several people got upset—rightfully so, I think—that it wasn’t covered under food stamps, because they often only found out at the register after already mixing it, often as a treat for their kids). You literally can’twalk into a gas station, grab one of those hot dogs off their grills/out of the little heated food area, and buy it with food stamps, because it’s hot.

And when I say “can’t,” I don’t mean “if the cashier notices you trying and cares enough to stop you, they’ll refuse to do it for you.” I mean “it is actually impossible to do this.” I’m not even sure these people who disseminate false information about food stamps have paid any attention at all when buying things at the store, because what happens is: We scan in the customer’s items, into our computer. The computer has specific codes for the items and rules for what it will let you pay for things with. We scan the customer’s EBT card, and it tells us exactly how much of that price total can be paid for via EBT, and it will not include anything that isn’t food, and it will not include anything considered “pre-prepared” food. It does this automatically AND THERE IS NO OVERRIDE FOR IT. If our machines say that you can’t use the EBT card to pay for something, there is literally nothing we can do to change that, even if we WANTED to.

So no. You can’t buy iPads or cigarettes with food stamps. You can’t withdraw money from casinos or anywhere else with food stamps. You can’t buy dog food with food stamps; sometimes you can’t even buypeople food with food stamps. I’m not even sure if you can buy “the big chicken legs” at Disney with food stamps; remember, you can’t buy “any food sold for on-premises consumption” OR any hot foods, and that’s both.

Literally the only thing these fearmongers listed that you can actually purchase with food stamps even if you are in goddamn cahoots with the evil liberal cashier or store manager is soda, and the judgement against people buying that with food stamps is classist fuckwittery at its finest.

So, as always, Fox News is actually flat-out lying, and hateful conservatives both don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t give a fuck about people going through shit that they will never have to go through themselves, and that they in fact don’t have even the tiniest clue about (not even via five seconds’ research; a list of things that can’t be purchased with food stamps is on the Food and Nutrition Services website) but still think they should spout off about to their TV audience anyway.

Reblogged for flawless commentary and explanation.

(Source: sandandglass, via iammyfather)

how things change

Filed under: News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 12:56

Recall All Republicans.

 

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August 23, 2014

FRC’s Craig James Stumped By Question Likening Gay Marriage Bans To Anti-Miscegenation Laws | Right Wing Watch

Filed under: Homosexual, News, opinion, Religion — Scottie @ 15:46

This guy blows me away.  In the second clip he admits we are not a nation where the laws are based on the bible, yet he continues to use the bible of the bible to defend inequality.   These people rail against actives judges when a legal decision doesn’t go their way ( when it does they are cheer the same judges )  yet they can’t see that our constitution defends us against unequal treatment, and if you use anything other than sexual orientation these people say no it is wrong to discriminate, but when it comes to sex, oh my Gods yes discriminate.   The majority NEVER gets to vote on the rights of the minority should be the ideal in this country.  In the second clip they even admit the country is changing, yet again the stand fast to be able to discriminate, and only on this one group.   As for the bible about interracial marriage there is some debate about that.  Some say it is unequal faith the bible was talking about while others claim it is racial.  Here are two links I found.  Hugs

http://www.gotquestions.org/interracial-marriage.html

http://www.openbible.info/topics/interracial_marriage

FRC’s Craig James Stumped By Question Likening Gay Marriage Bans To Anti-Miscegenation Laws | Right Wing Watch.

FRC’s Craig James Stumped By Question Likening Gay Marriage Bans To Anti-Miscegenation Laws

Craig James — the former Fox Sports host who now works at the Family Research Council — hosted “Washington Watch” yesterday, where he attacked the federal judge who struck down Florida’s same-sex marriage ban for “overriding and striking down the will of the people.”

James’ statements prompted a caller to ask him if he believes a judge should then similarly uphold a ban on interracial marriage if it was supported by the state’s voters. James responded that the courts in that case should overrule the people because judges should decide cases based on the Bible and “the Bible doesn’t speak against that.”

Of course, a startling number of voters — including half of Mississippi Republicans — believe that interracial marriage should be illegal, and that was the view held by a majority of Americans only a few decades ago.

“Among religious groups, evangelicals remain the most opposed to interracial marriage,” Christianity Today notes, and leading Religious Right pastors like the late Bob Jones believed that the Bible unambiguously opposes miscegenation and desegregation and pastors who support integration have “gotten away from the Bible.” “The Bible is clear on this,” Jones said.

Later in the show, another caller said that while bans on interracial marriage are wrong, they are constitutional nonetheless: “If the people voted for it and it became the law, then we would have to abide by it…. If the people voted against interracial marriage and it became the law, then we would have to live by that. ”

James didn’t disagree: “You know, unfortunately, I’m 53 years old and the country is changing and the rule of law is something that now is kind of, use it when it is good to you and don’t in other times. We are definitely in a changing mentality in this country.”

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Florida pro-discrimination activist John Stemberger’s history leaves no room for LGBT people – Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor

Filed under: Homosexual, News, opinion — Scottie @ 14:47

Florida pro-discrimination activist John Stemberger’s history leaves no room for LGBT people – Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor.

Trans Teen Commits Suicide, Says He’s ‘Prisoner Of My Own Body’

by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor
Friday Aug 22, 2014SMALL
Trans teen Riley Matthew Moscatel committed suicide

Trans teen Riley Matthew Moscatel committed suicide  (Source:http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

On Monday, August 18, a transgender teen from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of a fast-moving train. The Daily Mail reports that 17-year-old Riley Matthew Moscatel, who decided to drop his birth name ‘Jessica’ in favor of ‘Riley’ in the spring, explained in a lengthy letter on Instagram that he was “a prisoner of my own body.”

Surveillance cameras recorded the high school senior stepping in front of an Amtrak train near his home in Croydon, PA. He was killed.

“My mirror reflects Jessica, my heart and mind say Riley,” he posted in an Instagram picture with a backdrop of train tracks, just before ending his life. “You see me as the happiest person in school, I’m a prisoner of my own body.”

In the lengthy message, Riley apologized to his parents for not being the daughter they wanted, saying, “I just let go of the balloon I’ve been holding for so long called ‘hope.’ With that being said, I love you. I’m sorry I’m not the daughter you wanted.”

 

The message Riley left on Instagram  (Source:Instagram)

His mother, Kristine Moscatel, told the Trentonian they were 100 percent supportive of their child’s struggle, but sometimes slipped up on the pronouns. They said that they had bought him a breast binder, and researched hormone treatments to begin when he turned 18.

“We knew that it was important to her,” said father Rich Moscatel. “If it was important to her, it was important to us whether we understood it or not.”

“We went from her thinking she was a lesbian, to bisexual, to finally transgender,” said mother Kristine Moscatel. “She didn’t know what she wanted to try and fit into.” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that although Riley’s fellow students at Bucks Country Technical High School were happy to call him by his chosen name, friends knew that he was “super-frustrated with his body… and more and more frustrated every single day,” said Carley Foss.

Although friend Kate Cimono said, “Everyone loved Riley. He was everyone’s best friend,” she also noted that he “still really wasn’t a guy physically. Even though everyone showed support and called him Riley, it didn’t match up to what he felt of himself.”

 

August 21, 2014

Wash. Times  Baselessly Claims That GA Gubernatorial Candidate Is Keeping His Pro-Equality Views A “Secret” | Equality Matters

Filed under: News, Homosexual, opinion — Scottie @ 13:20

I dislike lying and falsehoods.   Here is a case of a newspaper using both to hurt someone and gain favor for their chosen pick.  Hugs

Wash. Times  Baselessly Claims That GA Gubernatorial Candidate Is Keeping His Pro-Equality Views A “Secret” | Equality Matters.

Wash. Times Baselessly Claims That GA Gubernatorial Candidate Is Keeping His Pro-Equality Views A “Secret”

August 20, 2014 11:26 am ET by Luke Brinker

The Washington Times editorial board accused Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter of concealing his support for LGBT equality in order to win over the state’s voters, ignoring Carter’s own words offering his full-throated support for marriage equality and mounting evidence that gay rights are decreasingly a wedge issue with voters, even in traditionally conservative states like Georgia.

In an August 19 editorial, the Times alleged that when it comes to his opinion on “homosexual demands,” Carter “dodges, weaves, and deflects, eager not to offend religiously conservative Georgia.” Writing that Carter can’t win his closely contested race against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal if he embraces “the full rainbow agenda,” the Times asserted that Carter is hiding behind statements from his spokesman and supporters in the gay rights community:

Jason Carter wants to follow in his famous grandfather’s footsteps. Mr. Carter, a Democrat, is running for governor of Georgia, a position Jimmy Carter held for a term before moving on to the White House. Jason Carter is willing to say pretty much whatever it takes to win. When someone asks his opinions on homosexual demands, he dodges, weaves and deflects, eager not to offend religiously conservative Georgia. But his gay supporters are saying it for him.

Georgia remains committed to traditional marriage. The left-leaning Public Policy Polling discovered last year that 6 of 10 Georgia voters want to keep the thousands-of-years-old definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. If Jason Carter yearns to come out in support of the full rainbow agenda, he knows better than to do it before the election.

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The pro-homosexual website Project Q Atlanta doesn’t like the sneaky approach, either. “Jason Carter collects gay cash, but stays mum on LGBT issues,” the site noted earlier this month about a fundraiser held for Mr. Carter. The event, organized and hosted by homosexual activists, raised nearly $90,000 for the Carter campaign. Reporters were barred from the fundraiser, lest the secret leak.

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One man’s pragmatism is another man’s dishonesty. Voters deserve to know, loud and clear, what they’ll get if they put another Carter in the governor’s mansion on Nov. 4. Gov. Nathan Deal, the Republican incumbent running for re-election, should pressure Mr. Carter to say unequivocally whether he would be prepared as governor to fully defend Georgia’s state constitutional amendment, enacted by the people, that defines traditional marriage.

It’s true, as the Times noted, that some gay rights activists in Georgia expressed unease with Carter’s previous relative silence on LGBT issues during the campaign. But the Times conveniently omitted the fact that this month Carter addressed those concerns head-on, affirming his longstanding support for marriage equality. This, by the Times’ standards, apparently constitutes “dodg[ing], weav[ing], and deflect[ing]” on marriage equality:

CARTER: I have, for a very long time, supported marriage equality. … I didn’t understand [the Georgia Voice’s editorial]. Everybody who knows me knows where I stand on the issue. I haven’t had a conversion. My grandfather is 89 and supports marriage equality in part because of the influence we’ve had on him. I do think it’s important for people to know that no one in the movement is talking about telling churches what to do. But as far as the government is concerned, marriage equality is something I believe in and have [believed in] for a very, very, very long time since before I got into politics.

Notably, while a majority of Georgians still oppose marriage equality, the same poll the Times cited shows that 57 percent of the state’s voters support either civil unions or marriage for same-sex couples and that 72 percent oppose allowing employers to fire workers for being gay (The Washington Times, by contrast, has proclaimed that “discrimination is necessary” against LGBT workers).

The Times’ misleading attack on Carter is the latest salvo in the paper’s long-running crusade against LGBT equality. The paper acted as the media sponsor for the recent anti-gay March for Marriage, and its editorial board and columnists have assailed “militant homosexual activists” for opposing anti-LGBT business discrimination, accused liberals of using openly gay football player Michael Sam as a distraction from Benghazi, and charged that it’s “lurid propaganda” to teach students that LGBT people exist.

Hate Groups Holding Convention To Plan ‘Moral Revolution’| Gay News | Towleroad

Filed under: News, Homosexual, opinion, Bigotry — Scottie @ 13:12

Wow, talk about type casting.  The thing is if they couldn’t find someone to say this crap, they would have some one make it up.  Hugs

Hate Groups Holding Convention To Plan ‘Moral Revolution’| Gay News | Towleroad.

Anti-Gay Columnist Fears Future Where ‘Heterosexuality Is Outlawed’ | Right Wing Watch

Filed under: News, Homosexual, opinion, Funny Stuff, Bigotry — Scottie @ 12:34

A short story about an alternate reality causes them this much problem, Oh gods I wonderful how they figure all the other reality shows.  The whole point of the story is that discrimination is wrong no matter who or why.   So these people take it that  gay people plan to wipe them out.  Crazy.  Again the point is no discrimination.  Gay people want equal rights, not extra or superior rights, but the same as have been granted to everyone else.   Homosexuals wish to be treated equally, not differently.   Look, if you don’t discriminate you have no reason to worry, if you do, change your ways.   Hugs

Anti-Gay Columnist Fears Future Where ‘Heterosexuality Is Outlawed’ | Right Wing Watch.

Anti-Gay Columnist Fears Future Where ‘Heterosexuality Is Outlawed’

We have gotten used to anti-gay political commentators taking the satirical 1987 essay “Gay Revolutionary” as a serious manifesto and the policy platform of the sinister gay agenda.

Apparently, satire just isn’t their thing.

In a guest column for BarbWire today, Mark Judge offers a similar take on Charles Beaumont’s 1955 short story “The Crooked Man,” in which heterosexuals are closeted and opposite-sex couples have to hide in secret out of fear of harassment and stigmatization.

Of course, the BarbWire contributor completely misses the point of the story about societal mistreatment of gays and lesbians…and instead claims that the story is really about looming “gay fascism” and the totalitarian goals of the gay rights movement.

Judge’s column is frighteningly titled “When Heterosexuality Is Outlawed.”

There’s a short story that has been published about gay fascism. It depicts a dystopian world where heterosexuality has been outlawed, and those found to be straight are operated on, brainwashed, and reeducated to be gay. The story has deep implications about gay marriage, the abuse of language, and totalitarianism.

“The Crooked Man” was first rejected by Esquire magazine, which found it too controversial, and then published by Hugh Hefner, a young man from Chicago who had recently launched a magazine called Playboy. Hefner would receive a pile of angry mail for publishing Beaumont’s story.

Sixty years later, it’s not hard to imagine that some elements of “The Crooked Man” have come true, if not its entire dystopian world. There is a dose of fascism in the gay and trans rights movement, but for argument’s sake it’s important to elucidate exactly what those elements are. Two homosexuals wanting to spend their lives together and share expenses and taxes and visitation rights is not a threat to the republic. What is a threat is the manipulation of language, and a conscience-eradicating resentment that calls for large-scale coercion.

So are we headed for a “Crooked Man” future? Yes and no. It’s doubtful that the rationalization of the sexual revolution will ever get so extreme that heterosexuals will be arrested and operated on against their will.

Still, there is a movement to convince the public that “there’s no such thing as straight or gay.” According to this theory, everyone is bisexual and it’s just a matter of where you fall on the scale of attraction to male or female. If this scenario is allowed to take hold, we could in fact come to a day when it is decided that something has to be done about girl-chasing Johnny, who’s just too far on the hetero end of the Kinsey scale.

How ironic that sexual libertine Hugh Hefner will be recalled as the first one to publicly note the coming of this sexual devolution.

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