Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Thursday, February 03, 2011
Wow I think this is a cool story via the LA Weekly blog. I never thought the day would come when a gay man would run for President. We've already broken the stereotype barrier when an African-American ran for president in the 90's (Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton) and a woman ran for president in 2008 (Hilary Clinton) and an African-American man finally won in 2008 (Obama) so why shouldn't a gay man run for president?
I am not a Republican, I am not a Democrat, I am an independent meaning I will vote for who I think is qualified not based on their sex, race or sexual orientation but based on if I think they have enough experience to run for presidency. As of right this very moment I don't know 1 thing about Fred Karger but you bet I will make every effort to find out who he is and what he stands for.
Being gay doesn't necessarily mean that you are for gay rights because I have met a few gay men who were against gay marriage because they believed all the lies the church spread in that Prop 8 campaign about how teachers will teach homosexuality to k-1st graders. I tried telling them to stop believing all the lies but it was their church who was convincing them.
The only thing that I do not look forward to is hearing all the BS commercial ads lying about him just because he's gay; just like the BS lies about Prop 8. It's too dramatic! And they say that gay people are dramatic, when it comes to something like this all the straight people become the drama queens, not gays.
So let the drama queenery begin I guess.
Will Gay Republican Fred Karger Run for White House in 2012? Something Very Interesting Is Brewing
Gay Republican Fred Karger
Fred Karger, the openly gay Republican who battled Mormons and the National Organization for Marriage during the Proposition 8 campaign, was featured in the Washington Post yesterday, gaining major recognition for his possible run for the White House in 2012.Read more at blogs.laweekly.com
If Karger decides to become an official candidate and somehow pulls off a miraculous, underdog victory, he'll be the first openly gay president in the history of the United States.
The Post caught up with Karger, who lives in Laguna Beach and worked to stop the passage of Proposition 8, as he hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
It's been an interesting time for politically active gay Republicans, who aren't always well-received by folks in the gay community due to the GOP's general opposition to gay rights.
The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political group, were behind a successful federal lawsuit to overturn the military's ban on gays, which put pressure on Congress and President Barack Obama to ultimately repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
In West Hollywood, Scott Schmidt is making headlines for being the first openly gay, registered Republican to run for City Council in a city that's been long known as a liberal, Democratic stronghold.
GOProud, another gay Republican group, recently stirred things up in conservative circles when it was invited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, which is attended by all kinds of Republican luminaries.
And now Karger has caught the attention of one of the best newspapers in the country, with gay rights veteran Cleve Jones describing him to the Post as a "Republican Harvey Milk."
Add it all together, and it makes us think some kind of trend is developing ... but we don't know exactly what.
Are gays now more comfortable coming out as Republicans?
Maybe the gay community needs to face up to the fact that gay Republicans aren't going away, and needs to better recognize and support the achievements and aspirations of conservative queers?
Maybe the gay Republican thing can be used as a political tool by gay rights activists to get Democrats and President Obama moving on gay rights legislation such as a federal anti-discrimination law that protects gays in the workplace?
Whatever the case may be, something is most definitely brewing.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The legal system in this country is so crooked. All this woman wanted to do was send her 2 daughters to a school that is in a safer area and she pays the price by becoming a felon. Since when is protecting your kids a felony? This is just madness. Please read the article and go over to the change.org page and sign the petition. Thanks.
Gov. John Kasich: Pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar -- she shouldn't go to jail for protecting her kids
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The OH State Senate, The OH State House, Rob Nichols (Communications, Gov. Kasich), see more...The OH State Senate, The OH State House, Rob Nichols (Communications, Gov. Kasich), and Gov. John Kasich (OH)
"An Ohio mother of two was sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on three years probation after sending her kids to a school district in which they did not live. Kelley Williams-Bolar was sentenced by Judge Patricia Cosgrove on Tuesday and will begin serving her sentence immediately. The jury deliberated for seven hours and the courtroom was packed as the sentence was handed down. She was convicted on two counts of tampering with court records after registering her two girls as living with Williams Bolar's father when they actually lived with her. The family lived in the housing projects in Akron, Ohio, and the father’s address was in nearby Copley Township. Additionally, Williams-Bolar’s father, Edward L. Williams, was charged with a fourth-degree felony of grand theft, in which he and his daughter are charged with defrauding the school system for two years of educational services for their girls. The court determined that sending their children to the wrong school was worth $30,500 in tuition. - Dr. Boyce Watkins
As punishment for doing everything in her power to keep her children safe, Ms. Williams-Bolar, a single mother with no previous criminal record, has been made a felon by Ohio judge Patricia Cosgrove. In addition to jail time, a large fine and probation, Ms. Williams-Bolar's felony conviction has also robbed her of her future.
"'Because of the felony conviction, you will not be allowed to get your teaching degree under Ohio law as it stands today. The court's taking into consideration that is also a punishment that you will have to serve.'' - Judge Patricia Cosgrove
Although Ms. Williams-Bolar had nearly completed her education to become a teacher, under Ohio law felons are not permitted to teach. She has been robbed of the opportunity to elevate her life and the lives of her family through her own hard work. She has essentially handed a life sentence for attempting to protect her children. In a time of overwhelming economic disadvantage for so many US citizens, are loving single mothers like Williams-Bolar truly the enemy our court system should be making examples of in this way?
Ms. Williams-Bolar's attorneys are currently preparing for an appeal. Please sign this petition to let Gov. Kasich know that you do not feel that Kelley Williams-Bolar's punishment appropriately fits her crime, and that you both support and demand a full pardon.
Friday, December 17, 2010
I'm very shocked to hear about this. Lesbians being raped to turn them straight in South Africa and it is not recognized by South African law as being a hate crime. The men who go to jail for raping a lesbian woman is let out on $10 bail. How is that fair? Rape is rape no matter what circumstances and it should not be tolerated by any government.
Please visit the Change.org website (link below) and sign the petition to help.
South Africa: Declare 'Corrective Rape' a Hate-Crime
Read more at www.change.org
Deputy Minister of Justice Andries Carl Nel, Blendynn Williams (Head of Deputy Minister's Office), Phillip Musekwa (Private Secretary, Ministry of Justice), see more...Deputy Minister of Justice Andries Carl Nel, Blendynn Williams (Head of Deputy Minister's Office), Phillip Musekwa (Private Secretary, Ministry of Justice), Collen Msibi (Head of Communications, Ministry of Justice), Thando Ntlemeza (Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Ministry of Justice), Tlali Tlali (Chief of Staff, Ministry of Justice), and Minister of Justice Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe
Started by: Luleki Sizwe
"Corrective Rape" is a term used to describe when a male rapes a lesbian with the aim of 'turning' her heterosexual!
This heinous crime is prolific in South Africa, especially in the "townships".
Most of the victims are tortured, grievously assaulted and sometimes murdered! They are also prone to getting HIV/AIDS from the assault, and many of them commit suicide as a result of the "corrective rape"!
The South African government and justice system are failing the victims of Corrective Rape by letting the perpetrators out on ridiculously low bail, and taking literally years to bring the court-cases to a conclusion. In the meantime the victims have to live with seeing and being taunted and threatened by their rapists every day, as do those who help the victims!
In the last 10 years:
*31 lesbian women have been murdered because of their sexuality
*More than 10 lesbians a week are raped or gang raped in Cape Town alone
*150 women are raped every day in South Africa
*For every 25 men accused of rape in South Africa, 24 walk free
Despite all this, hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation are not recognised by South African law!
We call on the South African government to declare "Corrective Rape" a Hate-Crime that is punishable by the harshest sentences!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Something is wrong with this story. In the article (below) it says that this 47-year-old "gay man" sexually assaulted a TSA agent but if you read the story it seems more like this TSA agent sexually assaulted a gay man.
He has penis piercings and that is what set off the alarm and when this TSA agent is patting him down, he starts fondling the guy. If you have piercings in your penis and some straight guy starts messing with it, of course you're gonna get aroused and ejaculate.
I don't have any piercings anywhere but my ears so I don't know for a fact that touching it is gonna make you go off but I do know people who blow their wad at the slightest touch (see the movie American Pie). If he is that sensitive, especially with the piercings then I can totally understand him going off with a pat down, especially if he is feeling the piercing with his hand on the guys dick.
This guy knew he was going to the airport and he knew that his piercings were probably going to set off some alarm so it was his responsibility to remove any/all piercings, especially in his dick. I do feel that this is ridiculous that he was arrested for ejaculating but at the same time, it could've been prevented had he just taken out his piercings.
Lesson to others out there, if your dick is pierced, maybe you shouldn't wear them when going through airport security.
Read more at www.deadseriousnews.com
Man arrested after ejaculating during TSA pat-down
A 47 year old gay man was arrested at San Francisco International Airport after ejaculating while being patted down by a male TSA agent. Percy Cummings, an interior designer from San Francisco, is being held without bail after the alleged incident, charged with sexually assaulting a Federal agent.
According to Cummings’ partner, Sergio Armani, Cummings has “multiple piercings on his manhood” which were detected during a full body scan. As a result, Cummings was pulled aside for a pat-down. Armani stated that the unidentified TSA agent spent “an inordinate amount of time groping” Cummings, who had apparently become sexually aroused. Cummings, who has a history of sexual dysfunction, ejaculated while the TSA agent’s hand was feeling the piercings. The TSA agent, according to several witnesses, promptly called for back up. Cummings was thrown to the ground and handcuffed.
A TSA spokesperson declined to comment on this specific case, but said that anyone ejaculating during a pat-down would be subject to arrest.
Friday, October 15, 2010
This is such a happy and sad story. I didn't include all of the text so you'll have to click the AOL News link below. This story has touched me only because I don't know my father either. It took her all these years to find her father and he has cancer and their reunion may be cut short but at least they were able to meet each other before his fateful day comes.
I am so happy for the two of them and wish the best for their families.
Nurse Discovers Patient Is Her Long-Lost Father
(Sept. 3) -- What are the odds?
Wanda Rodriguez, a 41-year-old assistant head nurse at New York's Calvary Hospital, had not seen her father since she was a baby.
Raised by her mother in the Bronx after her parents broke up when she was less than a year old, Rodriguez didn't know much more of her father than his name, Victor Peraza, and her mother's recollection that Rodriguez looked a lot like him.
But as fate would have it, on Aug. 25 a new cancer patient was admitted to Calvary, a hospital that administers care to the terminally ill. When Rodriguez learned his name while discussing his case with a colleague, she froze up.
"I thought, if he's my complexion, if he has green eyes, he could be my dad," Rodriguez told ABC News.Read more at www.aolnews.com