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For Jamey

September 26, 2011 1 comment

The latest victim of homophobic bullying was buried today. Lady Gaga paid him a moving and heartfelt tribute. She dedicated an updated version of her song, which itself is a tribute to self-expression “Hair” to Jamey.

Jamey Rodemeyer was only 14. He committed suicide last weekend after being bullied at his school in Buffalo, New york.

She said Jamey was “not a victim but a lesson to all of us.”

Homophobic bullying MUST STOP.

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“My Fellow Americans”

August 31, 2011 3 comments

What have Muslims ever done for America?

If you followed that link to an old diary of mine, you will know Muslim Americans have contributed massively to the culture of the USA. If you listen to hate radio, you will fear Muslim Americans.

This video was produced as a response to the massacre in Norway. It happened in Europe but the roots of much of that hate that led to a massacre of innocents were fostered in the US.

We can either allow a campaign of hate to continue, which only leads to horrific outcomes or we can say no to the likes of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.

It is up to all of us to stand up against hate. With thanks to My Fellow American.

Ban Kevin Dujan from Sidetracks

August 29, 2011 1 comment

From the excellent Snarkopolitan article

 

 

Kevin Dujan Erasing Reality Again
When Dujans Attack, Even Deleting Won’t Help You!

                                 
Kevin Dujan complaining about deleted comments is like Casey Anthony complaining about bad parenting. But even after the makers of “only@brunch”, a video apparently meant to be shown at his local gay bar, apologized and edited out an offensive remark he complained to them about, they are still the latest targets of his undying wrath, which has stretched now to five  six posts and well over 8,000 10,000 words.**UPDATE** And now includes harassing an anti-bullying charitystarted by famously pro-LGBT straight footballer, Ben Cohen, for the crime of having an upcoming fundraiser at the bar which showed this video two weeks ago.

Let’s cut to the chase immediately: one of the participants in this video made an ill-advised comment about Trig Palin. To be specific, while discussing Michele Bachmann, one man giggled, “She looks like Trig!”  The other men around the table may or may not have heard the comment, which was neither responded to or elaborated on. They continued to talk about Bachmann before moving on to other subjects, and Trig was never brought up again.


That was the whole “attack” in its entirety. It was a mean thing to say, certainly, and stupid. If you nose around Snarkopolitan long enough, you’ll see that from way back, Snarko has no patience with people attacking politicians’ children. Including the children of political opponents. And, it should be needless to say, no patience with attacks on any children, special-needs or not, at all.

 But because the producer of the video has edited out the offending footage, or inch-age, as the line was literally four words, and deliberately avoids repeating them, understandably enough, in his apology, almost nobody knows the extent of the “Attack On Trig Palin,” to whit: barely existent. Which is utterly to Kevin Dujan’s advantage. The less known about what was actually said, the more inflatable it is.

Kevin Dujan Deleting Reality Since Just Ever!

In fact, Dujan’s lovely plans for a leading a crusade in Trig’s name fizzled somewhat when the producer immediately gratified the wishes of anybody who truly wanted satisfaction on behalf of that little boy. Here is the apology posted on theonly@brunch website:
At the beginning of the discussion concerning the Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover, a co-host made an inappropriate reference to Trig Palin, the son of Sarah and Todd Palin.  The comment was tasteless and unjustifiable.  only@brunch, is not and will not be a platform for the deriding or ostracizing of individuals for the way they were born. Nor for the way people chose to celebrate who they are. It is with sincerity, sympathy, and empathy that I apologize on behalf of only @brunch and DowntownCupid Productions for the offensive comment.”

That would seem pretty complete to anyone not utterly dedicated to outrage farming. One of Dujan’s own followers who did see the video before it was edited (as did I),  unwittingly demonstrates that he smells the manure Dujan’s trying to spread, too:

Neil50p· 4 days ago
When I first read your previous post on this and watched the videoI thought the Trig comment wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Then I realized how reflexively he made it, and am sure that was only because they make comments like that all the time. It obviously wasn’t the first time he had used Trig as a punchline. (Emphasis mine)

As a follower of the World’s Crappiest Cult Leader, Neil naturally tries to integrate his cognitive dissonance, but it’s clear his first reaction was “Whuh? You mean that’s it?” Then he adds a little interpretive dance number of his own, and feels better, all dissonance smoothed into a harmonic fantasia in the key of outrage sharp, minor.

The producer of the video acted quickly after the first angry comment by”Hillbuzz”  on his YouTube channel.Dujan himself screencapped the exchange, showing that only@brunch producer Jared Hall took just one day to post his apology on his site and on YouTube.


That didn’t stop Dujan from encouraging his Hillbuzzing devotees to swarm the YouTube comments, including this abusive little item, from somebody who thinks “decent queens” disparage gays who lisp:

Hillbuzzer Abusive Comment Courtesy Of Harvey Bilk

  
If only this moral indignation had been felt when  Kevin Dujan, back in August of 2010, asked on Hillbuzz, “Should children of a president never be criticized, especially if they are black?”  What on earth about the President’s daughters, who were, I believe, eleven and nine at the time, Dujan wanted to criticize–but was held back by their blackness from doing,  it is beyond the scope of someone who isn’t an Orc to divine.

Dujan later deleted that entire post, perhaps, I’d like to think, as a result of the scrutiny he received here.  But though he can wipe the schmutz off his own site, evidence of his willingness to attack young children of a political opponent exists onother sites (don’t click unless you’re willing to grind your teeth to stumps):

nellyq
This sounds like the troll that popped up on hillbuzz, shedding bitter tears over comments about the daughters. In reply, I asked sweetly where this defender of childhood was when Sarah Palin’s
children were getting trashed on the left leaning blogs. Never got a response.
. .

Because childhood should only be defended when the child belongs to the right parents.

Dujan admits that “Only@Brunch” did respond to, as he puts it, “great national criticism:” 

Jared Hall and Downtown Cupid productions could have easily edited out the attack on Trig Palin before the show aired; in fact, they’ve subsequently edited this part out of the current YouTube video they have posted (live since 8/21/11) as “Only@Brunch” has received great national criticism for encouraging gay men to bully children (just because they don’t agree with their mothers’ politics).

That “great national criticism” being, of course, ludicrously, his own previous post. He then goes on to hitch up his Crusader tabard and complain about gay mockery of adult conservative Christians, which he describes as “bullying.” Leaving aside the questions of freedom of speech and adults’ ability to shift for themselves, how are we then to view his own spectacularly vicious mockery of Michelle Obama, from her physical attributes, in particular her complexion:

Kevin Dujan Can't Put His Finger On What Is Wrong With Michelle Obama's Face!
to the false “Whitey Tape” rumor he, along with Larry Johnson, promulgated?



By his own definition, Kevin Dujan is a bully par excellence, although he’s spent a lot of time trying to scrub his site of evidence. The infamous Michelle Obama“Whitey Tape” post is gone, although on other sites, once again, theevidence lingers on.  


Likewise, despite his scrubbing, he will always be remembered for his bullying of Shelby, the wife of a soldier KIA in the now deleted infamous USO War Widow Post back in November of 2010. Dujan senselessly attacked her (for not getting off her butt and doing more for the USO!) and, given more than the benefit of the doubt by his eye-rubbing, astonished fans, not only did not apologize, but upped the ante (and a middle finger), comparing himself to Jesus into the bargain.

Kevin Dujan Deleting Reality Since Just Ever!

If Jesus were truly like the Harvey Bilk of Boystown, confessionals would be interchangeable with iron maidens, and penitents would be praying burning rosaries.

Thank goodness Jesus has lower standards than Kevin Dujan.

I stand with the Chicago gay bar Sidetracks against the likes of Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limballs recently promoted a racist hate site that compared African Americans supporting Democratic Politicians to slaves. The owner of that site is a con man who is widely promoted among Palin bloggers, a supposedly gay man who supports Sarah Palin, his blog entries are often pushed by Rush Limpalls. He is now using this “fame” to attack the gay bar Sidetracks.

Why? Because one member of the club said Michelle Baachman looks like Trig Palin.

I have never been to Sidetracks. I have no idea about how good or bad it is but I do know that I will defend the right of gay people to live their lives in freedom, without attack from the far right.

He has being taking pictures inside the club and publishing them online for his Rethug friends to identify.

This is a blog that pushed the idea that I was at the Head of the DNC running the website Rumproast and OFA from the UK. They also threatened the life of a University lecturer who happened to share my real life name.

That blog is now comparing the owner of Sidetracks to Harvey Milk, saying he is the Harvey Milk of Chicago. This is an obvious and direct threat.

I stand with the owners of Sidetracks and Ben Cohen who are now being protested because of their anti gay bullying event.

Show your support

Chuck@SidetrackChicago.com

If there is a “political message” behind the riots in the UK it is being lost.

August 9, 2011 1 comment

It started as a vigil for Mark Duggan, a man shot, perhaps in cold blood by the Police. It was a peaceful prayer led vigil. Anger behind the secrecy justifiably turned to protest, that escalated to a riot in Tottenham, a borough of intense contrast between the haves of the nearby City and the have nots.

What has followed has been nothing more than copy-cat looting. It is indeed mindless violence. Few out smashing and burning will have heard of Mark Duggan. At best they are not fighting a “class war”, at worse they are doing everything to undermine any gains made the poor in the UK.

It is not sticking it to the man to burn poor people out of their own home.
It is not sticking it to the man to kill businesses in unemployment blackspots of London.
It is not sticking it to the man for riotous thugs to storm Birmingham for gay bashing.

It most certainly does not help the family of Mark Duggan. It does not help deal with police racism or police intolerance and in fact it drives people right back to full unquestioning support of the police. It does not help the children being drawn into this who now face being charged with aggravated burglary.

Who does it help? The far right who will exploit this in every way they can.

Pamela Geller’s UK blog deleted

July 28, 2011 5 comments


Victims of Geller’s hate mongering

The entire blog of the hate site “Stop the Islamisation of Europe” has been deleted. The SIOE/EDL were given massive financial and organisational boosts by hate monger Pamela Geller, she set up and became President of the sister group “SIOA”.

Her UK bigotbots are at least showing some shame.

When will so called “moderate” Republicans denounce her?

Of course Fox will claim that this was a “Liberal”.

July 28, 2011 3 comments

Planned Parenthood clinic in McKinney attacked with Molotov cocktail

Officials with Planned Parenthood confirmed that their McKinney clinic was the target of violence sometime last night.

Holly Morgan, director of media relations and communications for Planned Parenthood in Dallas, said their McKinney health center located on Eldorado Parkway was “attacked” between 10 and 11 p.m. Tuesday with an incendiary device.

The person or persons involved in the attack threw a Molotov cocktail, consisting of diesel fuel in a glass bottle with a lit rag, at the building. Morgan said the device did not penetrate the front of the clinic but did cause some serious damage.

“It didn’t penetrate the health center office and none of the staff or patients were there, which is great,” Morgan said. “It scorched the outside of the door and I believe there was a little scorching to the retail locations on either side of it.”

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2011/jul/27/planned-par… /

Nope, nothing to see here, no such thing as right wing terrorism. The killer in Norway was a lefty, Loughner was a lefty, this was the action of a lefty.

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