Monday, September 29, 2008

Another Statement of (Un)faith

There is no god
Mohammad is no ones prophet
Get over yourselves

A Statement of (Un)faith

He is dead
It’s been 2000 years
He is not coming back
Get Over It

$700 Billion Is Just A Down Payment

There are at least $1.4 Trillion in toxic sub-prime loans out there. Expect Bush to ask for another $700 Billion shortly after the election. With over 110 banks looking very shaky the FDIC may need a bailout soon. Don’t worry, it gets worse. Starting next year a whole new group of flaky mortgages are going to start blowing up. These little darlings were interest only for four years after which you have to pay principal and interest meaning a big increase in payments. To add insult to injury the interest they have been paying was calculated as if they were paying principal so the excess interest is added to the principal. Unless the price of the house goes up you windup with negative equity and housing prices are going rather steeply down. Here are several trillion dollars worth of these little time bombs out there just waiting to go off. So that $1.4 Trillion in current bad debt is just a warm up.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Signs of The Coming Apocalypse

The Chicago Cubs have the best record in the National League and will certainly make the playoffs. The Dodgers famous for their September slump are playing better ball now than in July. There is the possibility of an all Chicago World Series, Cubs vs. White Sox.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pronouns and Gender

I noticed an interesting thing about myself this morning on the way to work. When chiding myself for a mistake I use male pronouns. To encourage myself I use female pronouns. That probably means something significant I just not sure what. I’l have to discuss this with Dr. Cooper tomorrow. Of course she will expect me to do the hard woek of rooting around inside my mind to figure it out.

To be continued…….

Bisexuality Awareness Day

Yes September 23rd is Bisexuality Awareness Day . I knew I was bisexual from an early age though I was in my early twenties before I admitted it to myself. When I came across the term pansexual in a cartoon by Vaughn Bode I knew I had found the term that described me best.

If you aren’t familiar with the work of Vaughn Bode start here, Schizophrenia (The Bode Library)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Financial Nightmare #1

Bush gets exactly what he wants for the bailout package. $700 Billion handed over to a totally unaccountable Treasury department. It goes to buy nearly worthless derivative securities at near face value. Just after the election the Treasury Department asks for another $700 Billion, as more securities are now no longer worth the paper they are printed on. The printing press reve up and the dollar continues to drop in value. OPEC gets nervous and switches to Euros. The dollar becomes worthless and the middle and working classes are whipped out by hyperinflation.

SQUEEEE!!

I was quoted by Kate Bornstein on her blog! This is a very big deal for me as I much admire Ms. Bornstein’s writing. I consider her My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirelyessential reading for everyone trans-gendered or not.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What is a Man?

Does he have a penis?
What about a eunuch, is he a man?
Has he fathered children?
What about men who are sterile?
What about men who chose not to have children?
Are they men?
Who decides what a man is?
Why do they get to decide?

A gender exercise from Kate Barstein’s My Gender Workbook. Very highly recommended

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Random Friday Random Ten

Let’s Dance by David Bowie
Bye Bye Baby by Big Brother & The Holding Company
New Moon Monday (Dance Mix) by Duran Duran
Die With Your Boots On by Iron Maiden
Working In The Coal Mine by Devo
Jesus Is Just Alright by The Byrds
The Killing Word by Queensr├┐che
Saint And Sinner by Kiss
All The Young Dudes by David Bowie
Delaware Slide by George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Random Because I Am

Intestinal upset and headache means no concentration and random thoughts.

Irony overload, a Rothschild calling Obama elitist. She fucking jets between estates in London and New York. I think Krokus said it best, Out of the palace and into the ditch, Eat the Rich.





My favorite gay/leather singer – ROB HALFORD the god who fronts Judas Priest one of the greatest Heavy Metal bands ever.



Because love does bite, it’s bitten me more than once. It’s a bitch to be polyamorus when your partners not.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

W00T!!

My six hundredth page view! I actually have readers.

Now register if you haven’t and then vote! If you live in California vote NO on propositions 4 and 8

Why I’ll vote for Obama

It’s no secret that I’m not thrilled with Obama, he is far too friendly with theocrats and only slightly less of a hawk than McCain. There are three reasons to vote form him beyond the obvious one of judicial appointments.

The first is his stance on queer rights. While by no means perfect, he waffles far too much on marriage equality, he at least considers us human and deserving of equal protection under the law. McCain wants us back in the closet and Palin wants to strip us of every gain we’ve made in the last 40 years.

Secondly Obama actually thinks women are human too and capable of rational thought. He actual is willing to let women make their own reproductive choices. O.K. that last was more then a little snarky. McCain just doesn’t seem to care which leaves Palin and her theocratic friends to set policy. They don’t just want to end a women’s right to chose but end access to any contraception whatsoever.

Finally and most importantly Obama understands and respects science. He is actually reaching out for scientific advice. McCain is technologically and scientifically illiterate. Palin is a creationist retard who actually might be worse than Bush as hard as that may be.

So register and vote! May be this will help motivate you;

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Save Bitch

The magazine that is. Bitch magazine is a feminist response to popular culture and the best read I know of. Unfortunately like many independent magazines they are struggling financially. Please help if you can with a subscription or donation . Bitch needs another $39,000.00 to put out their next issue which will be a guaranteed great read.

It’s a Bitch

Not having a working Internet connection at home. I get way behind on Twitter and no posts on the blog. It’s my own damn fault, I let my bill with AT&T fall three months behind. Seems they don’t like that so the cut me off. I’ve since paid them up but it’s taken from last Thursday to (hopefully) 8:00m PM tonight to get my internet connection back up.

You don’t realize how much you depend on the Internet until it’s gone. I casual conversation with Lyne a question will come up that neither of us know the answer to. Usually we just turn to one of our laptops and look up the answer. It’s frustrating when you start to do that and then realize that no I can’t do that

Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Friday Random Ten

Love That Never Dies by The Byrds
Treat me Well by Heart
Mariachi Suite by Los Lobos
Martha by Jefferson Airplane
Beautiful World by Devo
American Idiot by Green Day
Exciter by Judas Priest
Words by Missing Persons
Evening Star by Judas Priest
Beyond The Realms Of Death by Judas Priest


Tiered of my music yet? I think I’m getting tiered of it. I need some new music, now I just need the money to get it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Jesus Died For Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine

That nicely sums up how I feel about Christianity

The song where this came from

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine
meltin' in a pot of thieves
wild card up my sleeve
thick heart of stone
my sins my own
they belong to me, me

people say "beware!"
but I don't care
the words are just
rules and regulations to me, me

I-I walk in a room, you know I look so proud
I'm movin' in this here atmosphere, well, anything's allowed
and I go to this here party and I just get bored
until I look out the window, see a sweet young thing
humpin' on the parking meter, leanin' on the parking meter
oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine
and I got this crazy feeling and then I'm gonna ah-ah make her mine
ooh I'll put my spell on her

here she comes
walkin' down the street
here she comes
comin' through my door
here she comes
crawlin' up my stair
here she comes
waltzin' through the hall
in a pretty red dress
and oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine
and I got this crazy feeling that I'm gonna ah-ah make her mine

and then I hear this knockin' on my door
hear this knockin' on my door
and I look up into the big tower clock
and say, "oh my God here's midnight!"
and my baby is walkin' through the door
leanin' on my couch she whispers to me and I take the big plunge
and oh, she was so good and oh, she was so fine
and I'm gonna tell the world that I just ah-ah made her mine

and I said darling, tell me your name, she told me her name
she whispered to me, she told me her name
and her name is, and her name is, and her name is, and her name is G-L-O-R-I-A
G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria
G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria

I was at the stadium
There were twenty thousand girls called their names out to me
Marie and Ruth but to tell you the truth
I didn't hear them I didn't see
I let my eyes rise to the big tower clock
and I heard those bells chimin' in my heart
going ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong.
ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong
counting the time, then you came to my room
and you whispered to me and we took the big plunge
and oh. you were so good, oh, you were so fine
and I gotta tell the world that I make her mine make her mine
make her mine make her mine make her mine make her mine

G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria,
G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria

and the tower bells chime, "ding dong" they chime
they're singing, "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine."

Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A,
Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A, G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria
G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria,
G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria,
G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria .

And a performed by the divine Patti Smith herself

Tuesday Random Ten Because I was Out Of Town On Friday

The Stoke by Billy Squier
The End by The Doors
Break It Up by Patti Smith
Sunshine Of Your Love (Live) by Cream
Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
Damned by AC/DC
Peaceful Easy Feeling by Eagles
High Voltage by AC/DC
The Black Angel’s Death Song by The Velvet Underground
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) by Twisted Sister

Monday, September 8, 2008

Seems about right

Your result for The When Will FOX Cancel You? Test...

13 Episodes




Although you weren't a particularly difficult show to produce, the audience just didn't seem to respond to you. They mostly ignored you, so FOX gave you the axe after half a season. But since you lacked any really defining characteristics, chances are you'll be forgotten to the sands of time. Ah well, at least you'll have plenty of other shows to keep you company there.

Take The When Will FOX Cancel You? Test at HelloQuizzy

We Are So Screwed

The latest Gallup Poll shows McCain leading Obama 50% to 46%. If McCain wins we are totally screwed. With McCain picking the nominee for the next Supreme Court vacancy you can kiss choice AND contraception good-bye. LGBTQ rights won’t just stall they will be rolled back in most of the country. The economy will fall apart because McCain and Palin have not a clue what to do. Of course all that may not matter because McCain’s chief foreign policy advisor is a paid lobbyists for the Georgian government and the wrinkled old white guy is probably stupid enough to get us in a shooting war with Russia.

If people are stupid enough to vote a haplessly corrupt power hungry old fart and his vindictive theocrat side kick into office they’ll get what the deserve. It’s just that the rest of us will have to suffer along with them. In the name of since how can people fall for this swill.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud

Despite occasional bursts of almost optimism I’m mostly fairly pessimistic. When I’m down I’m a flat out nihilist. So to indulge my dark side and make myself feel better lets spread some doom and gloom.

President McCain, scary isn’t it? Obama doesn’t have that big a lead and Palin is going to bring out the Republican base in droves. Given the geographic distribution of the Republican base and the concentration of the Democratic base in the northeast and the Pacific coast and the electoral collage system McCain could lose the popular vote and still easily win the electoral vote. A couple of Supreme Court appointments and any one who isn’t a straight white Christian male is totally screwed. Given the uneasy situation in the Ukraine we could very well have McCain with his hair trigger temper trying to face down the Russians. Any one want to play total nuclear war?

Ah well really Natasha, why so serious?

Lets put a smile on that face.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Open Your Eyes

Video games train the kids for war. Army chic in high-fashion
Stores. Law and order's done their job. Prisons filled while
The rich still rob. Assassination politics. Violence rules
Within' our nation's midst. Well ignorance is their power tool.
You'll only know what they want you to know. The television
Cannot lie. Controlling media with smokescreen eyes. Nuclear
Politicians picture show. The acting's lousy but the blind don't
Know. They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget
Just how bad things are. You taste the fear when you're all
Alone. They gonna git'cha when you're on your own. The silence
Of conspiracy. Slaughtered on the altar of apathy. You gotta
Wake up from your sleep. 'Cause meek inherits earth...six feet
Deep.
Open your eyes see the lies right in front of ya.
Open your eyes.....

These lyrics are 26 years old now but they so perfectly describe the situation right now. This is why Rock and Roll is my religion and my law even tough I’m still an atheist.



I’m going to be posting about lies and calling out the truth they try to hide for the rest of the month.

It’s a Beautiful World For You

But not me. By transitioning I have embarked on a course that will give me a one in twelve chance of being murdered compared to the 1 in 18,000 chance I have now. It also gives me a better chance of being beaten, raped, and denied employment or housing. I must be crazy to deliberately set myself for this sort of hatred or at least that’s what the anti-trans theocrats would say. They say I just need therapy to ‘cure’ me of my confusion. Well guess what creeps, I’m seeing a therapist and after watching me struggle with this for the last few years she thinks this is the right course for me. This is not something I just want to do this is something I have to do or risk sinking back into the self destructive depression I was in before.

So I’m dammed if I do and dammed if I don’t transition. I have nothing left to lose, except of course my marriage and my family. Oh fuck it lets just listen to Devo’s ‘Beautiful World’

Monday, September 1, 2008

It’s Random Because I say Its Random

Great new word, well to me anyway, Kyriarchy . It was coined by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and it describes a complex pyramid of ruling and oppression, you know the real world.

Democrats who underestimate Sarah Palin are idiots; she came up fast in the good old boys party. That took intelligence, drive and great campaign skills. If liberals let their unexamined sexism get the better of them they will lose and deservedly so. Unfortunately it’s the rest of us who get stuck with two theocratic thugs running the country.

The police state is in full swing in Minneapolis ahead of and during the RNC. We let the bastard’s get away with gutting the bill of rights and now we are reaping the consequences.