From the New York Daily News
Originally Published:Thursday, January 28th 2010, 3:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 28th 2010, 3:03 AM
A transgender New Yorker has filed a $10 million sex assault suit against an NFL player – and in a separate action is also suing the city, saying she was abused and humiliated by cops.
The two met in a Scottsdale, Ariz., casino in early 2009 when Green still played for the Arizona Cardinals, the 38-year-old East Side woman says in papers filed in federal court in Florida, where Green was born and lives.
You know there are so many murder cases where convictions are based on dubious evidence that people can have qualms about. But when someone is busted in the act there can be no doubts.
Scott Roeders murder of Dr George Tiller was a Christo-Fascist terrorist act of cold blooded murder. Not only was it planned but it was carried out as methodically as the attack of 9/11.
He should be shown absolutely no mercy. Execute him or sentence him to life without parole.
It is time to serve notice on the misogynistic anti-abortion mob that their acts of Christo-Fascist trerrorism will no longer be tolerated by civilized people. The message is that they are un-American and more akin to the Saudis in their abhorent treatment of women’s rights.
Time to get rid of the Hyde Amendment too.
Obviously gay closet cases like Ted Haggard blither on and on about the “gay lifestyle” and choosing to live or not live the “lifestyle”.
There is a “gay lifestyle” but it isn’t what people like Haggard are talking about. It really has nothing to do with what LGBT/T people do in bed although it might have a lot to do with how we meet and form relationships.
By the same token there is a Christo-Fascist lifestyle that revolves around lining the pockets of superstition peddlers so they can live the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Gay, bisexual or lesbian, transsexual, transgender or straight is something you are. Something most reasoned people would think you are born. It isn’t a lifestyle choice.
The reason bigots like Maggie Gallegher and her hate group the National Organization For Marriage (a name that disguises its bigotry behind a title that sounds as though it would support marriage equality) are so anti-marriage equality is that it gives lie to the idea that LGBT/T folks are so alien to the rest of humanity as to be a pariah race destined to wander the earth as outcasts.
The battle for equality often revolves around the control of semantics and semiotics including something cognitive linguist, George Lakoff calls framing.
In order to deny LGBT/T people their rights and equality it is necessary to make their being a choice rather than something innate and then further to trivialize it by calling it a lifestyle choice.
Oddly the invoking of the invisible and undetectable bully in the sky and gathering around to worship this fanciful imaginary being truly is a lifestyle choice. As is selecting the career of being a scam artist for any one of the multitude of sky beings.
As I said this does not mean there aren’t LGBT/T lifestyles. Hell we have parades and festivals, commonly shared tastes and even fashions. In fact were our “lifestyles” associated with an ethnic group they would be called a culture and not a lifestyle.
However, removed from the social and taken as individuals or as part of family units we are culturally more like the class and ethnic groups we grew up in. We may love members of the same sex or change sex but we are still part of the vast geography of humanity and share the same wants and needs as straight people.
One of those needs is to not be used by closet case gay men like Haggard or bigots like Maggie Gallegar as scapegoats and pawns to con the rube into supporting the private jet set lifestyles of the rich and famous con artists for Jesus.
A copy of a 1966 Buffalo Springfield CD titled simply Buffalo Springfield that I ordered from Amazon came in today’s mail. It features Stephan Stills and Neil Young.
The You Tube version I chose id from the Monterrey Pop Festival