Monday, December 20, 2010

DADT Repeal Part 2: It's Like Christmas in December

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

The Senate has voted to overturn the U.S. military's 17-year-long "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, which forbade gay servicemembers from being open about their sexual orientation – under penalty of dismissal. Which saves me from having to write the "It's Time to Use Guerilla Tactics on the Bigoted Apes in Congress" post I had planned.

But here are some of the highlights just in case anyone's interested:

Get gay-straight alliances (the ones that have been allowed to exist, that is) in high schools to organize a "Just Say 'No' to Military Recruiters" campaign. When students are approached or called by recruiters, they would say they won't join any organization that discriminates against people.

In addition to the obvious tactics (slamming the phone lines and email in-boxes of DADT opponents in Congress), registering domain names such as JohnMcCainIsaBigot.com and JohnBoehnerIsaBigot.com, for examples, and launch sites that explain exactly why these lawmakers are no different than those who opposed a racially integrated military and will look just as bad in the history books.

Alas, none of this is necessary. Good job, Congress. It's been way too long since I've been able to say that.

Happy holidays to all.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit, Republicants Do Their Best Ebenezer Scrooge Impression

By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

The GOP (Greedy Old Pricks) have delivered on their promise to block an extension of tax cuts that would benefit most Americans because the wealthiest few – Republicants’ primary benefactors – aren’t included. (It should also be noted that many Senate Republicants themselves would be directly affected, given their own high economic stature.)

I’ve long considered Republicants the party of greed (and xenophobia), and they’ve confirmed their motivation by choosing to obstruct all legislation until the ├╝ber-rich become a little richer.

How exactly will giving a few dollars back to people who already have plenty help the economy? More important: Will you ever give a shit about the "little" guy? Please do be specific.

Merry Christmas, motherfuckers!