aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Monday, November 20, 2006
Stop looking South!
SEE ALSO: Race here.
[T]he fact that the only two Democrats who almost lost House seats despite the blue wave--which means we had to waste resources on defense rather than spending it on offense--were in Georgia
As far as the money’s concerned, there wasn’t enough of it and it wasn’t wasted. Those seats had been gerrymandered to death and George Bush himself made multiple highly visible visits here.
Winning big could have been a proud Democratic exclamation point on the blue wave. As it was, we had nearly the only incumbent Democrat loss in the nation.
Yes, you can win without the South. But much of the reveling in that fact looks to me like stereotypical Southern bashing that’s unbecoming of any party I want to belong to.
As the flowers fell, the couple enjoyed a rather excruciating three-minute kiss - stopping only after embarrassed guests begged them to.
Some are suspicious:
[T]his wedding was the media trying to convince people Cruise is a heterosexual man who got his new “wife” pregnant, and it just seems phony. Katie Holmes, who’s had a reasonable career, seems to have been cast in the role of young wife, not someone he actually fell in love with.
I don’t think so. I’m just saying:
In a culture that allows gay people room to be gay people, there is no need for lies. In a culture that does not...lies are rampant. And that’s unfortunate, not simply for the person in question, but for all the people in his or her life.
I have yet to see the movie - I’ve seen some of the offending clips on YouTube - but I am inclined to sympathize with the unsuspecting victims. I hope they win their cases but a look at the release they signed suggests it’s a long-shot.