Friday, June 24, 2011

Let's Hear it for New York!!! #lgbt #ny4m

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When I stop crying (which will be never) - A HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE NEW YORK SENATE!!!

Same-sex marriage was just legalized, in a 33-29 vote. 

Yeah, you read that right. I'll update later with details and specifics, and videos, but just... I am so fucking proud of them. (Can I move back there? I was born in NY, my parents grew up there -- well, my mom did after she immigrated here as a teen. Most of my family is there.)

I hope NJ is next. Really. Jerk governor or not, love is love.

Monday, June 20, 2011

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So my Weiner post has been delayed... don't ask. But I have a livestream channel now. Yay! So I'll be around, trying to catch up on things [read: South Park and fanfics]. I'm wondering if it's even worth talking about Weiner... The media has fucked that whole thing up. I'm kind of pissed off about it still- it's been blown way out of proportion, and has hightlighted quite a bit of the hypocrisy in our government. And about the US government- I am SO far beyond caring. Fuck them all. I still plan on going into public policy... maybe. But i have very little hope for this country if this is the state of our politics... and I'm starting to believe that drastic change may be the only way to "fix" it. As in, "fixing" may no longer be an option. We need a total redesign. It's just a mess... I'm amazed we get anything done ever.

Anyway, just a few thoughts... I'll be around.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Random things, Updates...

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It's been a while, huh... Sorry. Life continues to be utterly insane/depressing, and I'm trying to focus less on the rest of the world and more on me. But I suppose we can take a look now... (It's 8 am, I haven't slept or eaten in at least a day, and I'm pissed off. So I doubt this will be entirely coherent. But is it ever?)

So we're nearing a big election year again, and already things are heating up. I don't know if you've noticed, but HRC endorsed President Obama again... I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. I think Obama is an awesome guy, but his politics... fall flat, to put it nicely. He tried, and I'll give him that. We've had some huge victories in the past few years - progress on healthcare and insurance laws, the [gradual, but getting-there] end of DADT... but we've also been taking some major steps backwards on environmental issues, and taxes. Democrats are still Republican Lite, and that simply won't do.

Many more this year are looking for a strong Socialist candidate to run, or at least a more progressive leftist. I don't see it happening. I think with this whole sexting "scandal" Weiner's in, he's probably out. (For the record, I seriously hate when  people make a fuss over "sex scandals" like they're some sort of horror. And I guess for a society as uptight as ours, it seems to be. People fuck. Or they don't. Get over it.) A bunch of us are still hoping for Nader, or Bernie Sanders to step up. Who knows...

That's about as much as I'm aware of at the moment... And I have to leave anyway.

And I'm off to do yet another rant on defining other people's orientations tonight, because some people just don't seem to get it >_< (Not personal this time. It's a Glee thing that's spun out of control. But really, what doesn't in this fandom? Even the HP fandom is crazy now... There were NEVER massive ship wars like this back in the day. Or maybe I just hung out in the right circles... Ugh... I blame Twilight for this.)