Thursday, September 27, 2007

Update: There really aren't any gays in Iran... least not from their point of view, Justin Raimondo points out.

The last three links in his post are 3 parts of a documentary about "the most vulnerable civil rights movement in the world": The Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization. Check it out.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ahmadinejad of Kazakhstan

I usually find bigotry funny. Absurdity is at the root of all humor, and a ranting bigot is nothing if not absurd.

Case in point: Here's an excerpt from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial talk at Columbia University:

In Iran, we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We don't have that in our country.


I read that quote, looked at a picture of the guy, and realized he reminded me of another famous anti-semitic homophob.

Then I giggled.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Democrats are useless

Back in 2006, after details of Bush's illegal wiretapping program were leaked, there wasn't any hope of stopping the President from playing dictator. The Republicans controlled Congress and had no problem watching Bush hack away at our rights. Nevertheless, Russ Feingold (one of the only Democrats with backbone) decided to at least attempt to hold the President accountable. He introduced a resolution to censure the President for authorizing the program (i.e. a formal declaration that the Senate disapproves of the President's actions). His fellow Democrats immediately shied away from the resolution, decrying it a waste of time.

Flashforward to today. The Democrats now control Congress, voted into power by a country tired of the war and sick of being lied to. So what have they delivered to their constituents after nearly a year in power? A measure condemning (censuring) for an ad that exposes the latest lies about the war. Instead of getting us out of Iraq and putting an end to the false propaganda, they've decided to spend their time tacitly endorse both. Pathetic.