“Every man who fights fearlessly and effectively against special privilege in any form is to that extent a Progressive. Every man who, directly or indirectly, upholds privilege and favors the special interests, whether he acts from evil motives or merely because he is puzzle-headed or dull of mental vision or lacking in social sympathy, or whether he simply lacks interest in the subject, is a reactionary.”—
All right, since I never know whether to go with a tame question or a salacious one with you for TMI Tuesday, you're getting both.
1. Let's say that by 31 October 2012 it's clear that the Republican ticket is going to be winning the White House. (I dunno, some kind of scandal has happened.) Of the current primary candidates, whom would you be most okay with being the next President?
2. If you finish first, do you bother pretending to still be interested until the other guy finishes, or do you go clean yourself up and make a sandwich or something?
Jon Huntsman is the only GOPer who I would feel comfortable with as POTUS. All fo the rest are incredibly misinformed on foreign policy issues. Besides, there’s really no other sane choice. Jon Huntsman is the only candidate who has experience anywhere close to someone who who has actually service in the Oval. And I’m talking about his experience as Ambassador to China because let’s be honest, Republicans and Democrats really aren’t all that different on economic policy…at least not when we’re talking about the Democrats nominated for President. Barack Obama, Jon Huntsman, Andrew Cuomo, Martin O’Malley, Mitt Romney…all the electable candidates are going to do the same shit when they’re in office (regarding the economy). I would never vote for the Republican running for office, but as long as they have a good record on LGBT rights (he does) and don’t have a foreign policy based on American exceptionalism and some unwavering commitment to Israel, even in the face of multiple accounts of war crimes committed by the state and their continued refusal to resolve the Palestinian question fairly and peacefully, then I at least think their presidency won’t be disastrous.
For all of you out there who want to hear the sexiest thing about me: my goal when I’m hooking up is always to have them coming back for more. How do I do that? Make sure they get me when I’m at my peak. I can’t perform as well after finishing. Well, there is one exception. John and I once went almost all night, finishing like 5 times each…but that was an anomaly. In short, I don’t finish first when it can be avoided. If I do, then I think it’s only fair to pretend to care until they’re finished, too. Then I head for the kitchen and EAT!
That moment when you decide NOT to be an asshole to your ex because he put up a Facebook status Chik-fil-a like a million years too late, and then it turns out he's not late to the party...he's just commenting on something that happened at his school.
“If there’s any possible way to not do it, legally, then yes, I would not want to put my name on any of those certificates or papers,” MacEwen told POLITICO. “That’s their life, they can do it, but I don’t feel I should be forced into something that’s against my morals and my God.”
You might want to choose a different job then, since LGBT people can’t choose the gender of their partner.
“In the face of these challenges. Terrorists have adapted their tactics. Now, attacks on U.S. soil are likely to be perpetrated by homegrown operatives who act alone or with one or two operatives. Such operatives are difficult to detect and intercept. Yet lone gunmen and suicide bombers can inflict only limited damage. Tragically, such attacks will destroy property and take innocent lives. But Mother Nature generates far more frequent and disastrous incidents. Virtually no terrorist scenario could equal the devastation caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan. Similarly, it is hard to imagine that a terrorist armed with a weapon of mass destruction could produce more casualties than a global outbreak of a virulent strain of the flu virus: epidemiologists estimate that as many as 100 million people died of the Spanish flu in 1918. Even when terrorism is measured against other national security challenges, some perspective is warranted. During the height of the Cold War, a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union would have left two thirds of the American people dead and much of the world in ruins. That was a true existential danger, and one that the most ambitious terrorists cannot hope to match.”—"Recalibrating Homeland Security" by Stephen Flynn, President of the Center for National Policy (FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Volume 90, Number 3, pg. 135, May/June 2011)
I’m so excited. We’re having a pool party which I’ll be hosting and cooking for everyone! If any Tumblrs are in Miami, you’re more than welcome to stop by the party (small donations are appreciated). Just leave me a message in my ask box for more information!
Here’s the menu:
Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Kebabs with Lemon & Garlic
Yellow Rice with Pigeon Peas & Ham
Crab Cakes with Chardonnay Cream Sauce
Fruit Salad with Honey & Rum
Apple Pie with Whiskey-Soaked Cherries
Asparagus Guacamole and Chips
We’ll be at the pool all day chilling, grilling, sunning, and funning. We’re wild and crazy kids though, so be prepared.
People are talking about the battle for LGBTQ rights being over. What about same-sex couples in the 44 states that don’t have marriage equality? What about the millions of LGBT individuals worldwide who can’t live open lives because they fear discrimination, violence, or even death? The battle for equality didn’t end in New York; it was part of a larger rebirth that began with the UN’s recognition of LGBT rights as human rights. To settle for marriage is to do an injustice to millions, and I won’t stop fighting now. I hope you all join me.