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This website is dedicated to LGBT folks who are surviving in this crazy world.

What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

28 August 2010

Week One of 2010-11 School Year at Centenary College

Hey All!

Well, we hit the ground running and the school year is off like a maniac horse chomping at the bit to make circles round the track. Whooo Hoooo! I have no idea how complicated I have made my life by taking 18 hours this semester, but, if not for self-inflicted complication, what else would I have to struggle for? As the Army dudes say, "Hoorah!" And as we sailors say, "huh? Hells yeah, man! I mean sir!"

Okay folks, I know you're wondering how this semester's line up reads, so, here you go: Seminar in the Novel, Women's Literature, Latin 2, Design Communication, History (Independent Study w/focus on Ancient Roman Non-Traditional Women), and now, if you please, imagine the stereotypical drumroll...Introduction to Biblical Hebrew!

I know, I'm giddy. So, silly.
(Remember this blog when I'm whining later!)

22 August 2010

Last Minute Before School Traveling Rocks!

I finally saw New Orleans! I'm so excited (still!) We arrived home a few hours ago. Talk about a long sweaty drive home, mmm, tasty. New Orleans is an amazing city. Unfortunately, I forgot to grab my camera--I know, dumb--regardless, I now have an idea of the New Orleans that hurricanes and negligent governing can't kill; the New Orleans that is the espirit de corps of Louisiana residents and the foundation stone of stubborn swamp dwellers. And, I got to meet New Orleans with my little sister and my girlfriend! I mean, what's more awesome than that? How about dinner in Houma with these two fabulous chicks and the older bros' families! I dig it man, can you?

Classes start tomorrow! "I'm so excited. And, I just can't hide it..." Okay, enough singing off key.

Peace and sweet dreams
So Mote It Be!

18 August 2010

Flash Fiction Entries on Helium and Associated Content

Flash Fiction on Associated Content
Maggie's Conundrum
Maggie survived high school by keeping to herself. The day Maggie learns the secret of her boss's son she is also confronted by her own secret. What happens next shocks everyone, including Maggie.

Flash Fiction Contest on Helium.com
A Near Miss (Helium.com contest title)
When Christina (a.k.a. Chris) learns about the upcoming school Sadie Hawkins themed dance she comes face-to-face with the reality of heteronormative society. Will she cave and ask one of the boys to accompany her, while adhering to dress standards; or, will she buck expectation to go stag in a tuxedo?

An Alien Encounter (Helium.com contest title)
Josh leaves his hometown ridiculed for his unwavering belief in UFOs. With the oppression of doubt behind him, Josh soon finds himself in the perfect position to reinforce his beliefs. Will he have to see the aliens with his own eyes, or will Josh take the testimony of others as proof?

A Medieval Adventure (Helium.com contest title)
A knight finally arrives to deliver an important missive from his king to a favored archduke. Exhausted and hungry from quick travel on numerous mounts, the knight waits the archduke's reply. What does the king want of the archduke, and what will his reply be?

09 August 2010

Flyers on the Car Window in B&N's Parking Lot

Yesterday, I spent time with family at the Barnes & Nobles. When we left we found a flyer under the window. The flyer was actually 3 "newsletters" from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries. These flyers are full of conspiracy claims involving the Catholic Church and the US Government. Naturally, I didn't throw away the flyers. I read over one of them and did a little quicky wiki research (you can too: Tony Alamo on Wikipedia). Tony Alamo is a real class act, I certainly hope that the 175 years in prison are strenuous and painful. For further information check out the Tony Alamo News website.

I am floored that someone would put that trash on my girlfriend's vehicle. That kind of material is meant for the ignorant and those easily susceptible to propaganda, but definitely not for lesbians like myself. The Tony Alamo Christian Ministries teaches that homosexuals should be put to death. These people are fanatics who have gained a following since beginning their teachings in 1969; the following has and continues to spread propaganda; and, they should be refuted at every turn.

05 August 2010

NASA, Gotta Love'm

Okay, seriously, I like NASA. I am positive that there is some strange conspiracy at the heart of NASA research and exploration missions. I don't care. Let'em have their conspiracies, especially if they get humanity off the planet, while exponentially increasing the likelihood of the species survival.

Oh. My friends, NASA has an ass-kicking camera for looking at the sun. Go to NASA.gov and browse through their database. You don't have to join anything to see what crazy new technology is doing for universe education. (Now, if we can just get universal education on the face of the earth).

Oil Spill Little Black Book

Little Black Book for Emergency Oil Spill Clean Up

This is the 6th edition of the emergency responder's oil spill contact book. The website claims 2003-2010 copyright; accessed 5 Aug 2010.

Prepare yourself for a diatribe.

Can some one tell me: WTF? Some person had the foresight to put together a listing for oil spill emergency services, but the FED has no ACTION PLAN for oil spills which threaten the livelihood of multiple states? I find the FED's lack of forethought regarding future spills to be utterly unacceptable, yet, stereotypical of bureaucratic machinations long recognized as inefficient.

Of course, the conspiracy theorist in me has a few fabulous ideas about how the top five businesses in the top five industries conspire to cripple America and the globe; and, with the consent of the FED their tactics are working quite well. I could just be paranoid, but I give it five years before some flackey brings up the Amero (again). They'll say the only way out of recession is to unite North American currency, though the Euro's Grecian example will be completely ignored (supposedly forgotten).

Will we be close enough to the edge of starvation and homelessness to be willing to try a new form of currency? The FED has been preparing us for a change over (at least) since the late 1990's when the Treasury began releasing new bills and coins under the guise of fighting counterfeiters and supplying collectors with a purpose. Banks have been preparing us for a singular currency since the advent of banking, long before the creation of ATMs.

Do you suppose the push for one currency is just a stop on the way to no currency? How many movies have you seen where the depicted society uses electronic credits for purchases? Remove ATM machines and bank tellers; allow users access to online banking and online bill pay; convince retail companies to use machines to read bank cards; thus, allowing cashless transactions. The societal transition begins slowly, then picks up speed, nearly halting when recession hits, and accelerating as the FED introduces reduced rates and tax breaks for corporate welfare recipients.

What does that have to do with oil? Automakers once petitioned Congress to use petroleum oil, rather than hemp seed oil as the fuel of our nation. Henry Ford and his hemp seed fueled vehicle and refilling station were pushed to the side as propaganda and bribery by oil industry interests garnered Congressional support. With Congressional support, the Oil Industry used a deft hand to shape the nation: creating niches for automakers to create product dependent on oil; mechanics to specialize in repair of said product; and countless other industry vampires with no purpose other than to feed off of auto owners (think insurance and DMV fees). The oil industry's level of sneakiness has only improved with nearly 100 years experience in the practice of misleading (e.g., the industry-wide shift of using superglue to secure factory headlight covers
onto headlight assemblies meant DIY mechanics with busted headlights could no longer purchase the $2-3 cover, instead they had to buy the $40-$60 replacement headlight assembly. The move was a bold stroke of sneaky ninja genius that has cost DIY mechanics countless millions over the years).

With so many pockets lined in the benefits of black gold, well, let's just say it is in the interest of BP to collect the spilt oil, commercial reasons aside, BP stands the backlash of public disapproval. A thought that motivates some into alternate action, though the reality is, BP is playing the Big Oil game, and like EXXON, will bounce back mightily, so long as the world remains dependent on oil. Daily, more countries secure the oil noose around their own necks. We have acceptable, alternate, more energy efficient means of transportation available. We have had this ability since Ford petitioned Congress with his models of hemp seed oil vehicles and service stations. Yet, we import oil dependency to nations developing cross-country and cross-continent highway infrastructures. Why are we not importing the more environmentally friendly, less dangerous fuel option? Because too many pockets are lined because of the current oil dependent infrastructure. Loud voices backed by endless financal resources scream warnings of financial collapse should we transition off oil too quickly. Fear-mongering and hand-slicking offer the appearance of caution. Truth be known, the action squeezes billions more out of the middle class and the poor (in any and every nation). The process amounts to sucking the orange rind dry after squeezing every drop of the juice out of the pulp.

Once again, you ask, what does oil have to do with a change in currency? Do you not see? We already use a singular global currency--oil. What is currency? Paper and coin emblazoned with imagery of the nation's rulers, backed by the economic strength of the nation, and used in good faith by the citizenry for acquistion of consumer goods. While individual countries with cash-based systems have been tranistioning to cashless systems as evidenced with the spread of ATM/Debit Card transactions, those same countries have embraced the oil industry and brought dependency to their own countries. Transitioning is only one of a number of smaller slight-of-hand manuveurs designed to line global citizens with a singular currency. Currency can be anything, so long as the citizenry value it, and today, nothing is quite as valuable as oil.

The Oil Industry will continue to recklessly fight the transition off of oil like a cornered tiger will fight. In the end, the tranistion off oil will create a new currency based on the most promising of power delievery methods. Who knows, maybe Columbian druglords working with the CIA will be able to secure government contracts for processing hemp seed oil for sale at Mickey D's vegetable and hemp seed oil fueling stations.

(Pertinet links will be added to this blog rant. Stay tuned!)

Adopt-A-Gay Foundation

For more information on how little we actually won with the overturning of Prop 8 follow the link below. Don't get me wrong, I applaud Judge Walker, but legalized marriage in one state set next to state legalized homosexual murder, well, just click the link:

Adopt-A-Gay Foundation: Civil Rights Alert: Prop 8 Ban on Same-sex Marriage Overturned

01 August 2010

Novel Update

Ah, some satisfaction comes from knowing I am reaching the close of my novel. First, get the story out, then smooth out the kinks and improve the flow. So exciting! If novel writing is foreplay, and editing is sex, then publishing can only be climactic! Maybe next time I'll tell you what the novel is about. ;)~

Then again...

Some Nights by FUN

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You want changes? Then, it is time for you to take an active interest in the good of the Republic. Do not leave governance to career politicians. Run for office. Vote for third, fourth, and fifth parties.)

This November vote them all out!
Clean Out Congress or Bust!

Take Me to Church by Hozier

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