Ocean of Emotion

I don’t think Frank Ocean‘s recent revelation about his first love is quite the ‘coming out’ story we’ve tried to make it.  I’ve maintained since the first time a woman’s love pulled at my own heartstrings, that sexuality is more fluid than fixed.

Hip hop star Frank Ocean. Source: Atrilli.net

Frank Ocean is a rising star.  … [Read more]

The Pathologies of Mitt Romney

Much has been written and said about this issue over the last few days, so I will be brief on the background. In some of the reporting, the implications of what Mitt Romney did almost fifty years ago have been sometimes rationalized as a “youthful indiscretion.” According to five of his former classmates, when Mr. Romney was an eighteen year old senior at Cranbrook, a prestigious prep school, he didn’t like the looks of fellow classmate John Lauber.… [Read more]

Nothing Changes…?

*Deep breath*…Ahhh….that scent in the air! It smells like ‘fresh-and-new-year’ scent. *Inhaling deeply again…* The reset button has been pushed; it’s all about moving forward!

*SLAP BACK INTO REALITY* OK, enough of that. Back into battle gear. Or so the GOP would have it.

What, so early in the year, has me pissed the hell off so annoyed?… [Read more]

The Hubris of Heterosexuality

We're queer. Get fucking used to it.

It’s amazing what people think they can say to you.

“I mean, I don’t accept your lifestyle, but we can still be cool.”

Whatchu mean you don’t accept my lifestyle, but “we” can still be cool?   Who the fuck do you think you are?

I’ve pretty much had it with benevolent acceptance of willful ignorance.  … [Read more]

Rick Perry’s God Problem

Rick Perry got me thinking the other day.  He had an encounter with a fourteen year old bisexual girl that went like this:

“This is about my faith, and I happen to think that there are a whole host of sins, homosexuality being one of them,” Perry said, adding that he himself was “a sinner” so he wouldn’t “be the first one to throw a stone”.[Read more]

Is Anything ‘In The Bag’?

‘It’s in the bag’ is an old expression that means ‘with all due certainty’ or ‘as secure as being in one’s possession’.  That’s an expression that no political party should use when it comes to feeling sure that any vote cast is going to be in their favour.

Let’s face it: the way groups of people vote has been taken for granted for a long time;  that goes for the U.S., the U.K.… [Read more]