Saturday, November 20, 2010

Erza Klein in the Washington Post...

Pretty much sums up the last  two years...

Friday, November 19, 2010

These evil bigots are going to rot in Hell....

(hat tip to Joe over at  joemygod for this one...)
I hate  writing about these idiots.  I really do.   But  this  a new low even for  these anti-American, anti-Christian  hate mongers.

The self-proclaimed  "American Family Association" has thrown a hissy fit over a new policy from the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The new rule states that  hospitals that  bill back  to Medicare and Medicaid  cannot  deny visitation rights based on  sexual orientation.

In other words,  hospitals can't deny the same sex partner of a patient the right  to visit them in the hospital.  Something that until these new rules,  was  all too common in the United States. Even in cases where  same-sex couples had medical powers of attorney. 
Surely something as  basic as  allowing  someone in the hospital to be visited by their loved ones couldn't possibly  be  controversial .   After all, only  a heartless, soulless bastard  would  say to someone; "We don't care who you love,  you deserve to die alone..."   This is a no brainer  right?
Wrong.   -  Cue the hate filled hysteria  on the  America's  wing nut bigoted  Right.  The American Family Association calls the rule "special visitation rights" under the headline "Fed To Hospitals: Go Gay Or Go Broke."
"Certainly there are Catholic hospitals and Baptist hospitals that recognize homosexual behavior as sinful behavior and they do not want to take part in affirming homosexual sin under the strong arm of the government." 

This from Liberty Counsel's limp-wristed little spokesbigot, Matt Barber. Who objects to the new federal rules which stipulate that any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding must allow LGBT patients to be visited by their partners. The rule goes into effect in 60 days. 
These anti-Constitutional hate mongers go on to say the new rule grants Gays and Lesbians "Special Visitation Rights".    So according to the American Taliban,  having the SAME rights to visit a loved one in the hospital  just  like anyone else, is a "special right" if you happen to be Gay or Lesbian.

For these obsessed  bigots,   extending  ANY rights  to LGBT Americans  constitutes  "special rights".  To the point where these unbelievably evil people would oppose letting a patient in a hospital see his or her loved ones.
On their national radio show, these Nazi's  decried  how they could no longer force  Gays and Lesbians to die alone..
These people are insane..  They are  the domestic equivalent  of the Taliban,  seriously.   They hate  America,  they hate our freedoms,  they hate our diversity.  They seek to take a narrow ultra fundamentalist  religious perspective and  make it the law of  the land.  They may not use the same tools and tactics,  but their goals are  no different  than the radical clerics in the Middle East who seek to impose religious law on their own people.    
The American Family  Association is anything  BUT an association for American families.   They are  a hate group, no different than the Klu Klux Klan.  

British Prime Minister David Cameron - It Gets Better

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Back in San Francisco..

Made it back to SF from Malaysia just fine...  Except I was wide awake at  445am today,  the joys of jet lag...

Lots to blog about  but  need to  get by body clock back on track for anything I write to make sense  :)

So... Stay tuned!

- Dave

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Greetings from Malaysia

Greetings from  Kuala Lumpur,  Arrived here  last Monday,  and am enjoying the  90 degree heat and  humidty sooooo much.  (Sarcasm alert...)

You know, I  think I found the best way to deal with US election crazyness,  vote early then leave the country for two weeks!    Here for  a short  holiday with Eric to visit his family and actaully spend some quality time together in the same  time zone for a change. 

Have no fear dear readers, I have not abandoned  you , and will have pleanty to say about the  U.S. Midterm elections  and how they were viewed from Asia, when I return to the States in two weeks.