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On Saturday morning my bff Nyssa and I went to an LGBT rights rally at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul! We were protesting two speakers there, Prop. 8's biggest fans OM NOM NOM's Maggie Gallagher and Bishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Keep in mind that St. Thomas was the same school that didn't allow Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak on-campus because he has been critical of Israel's past human rights violations. (They eventually changed their tact and condescended to allow him to speak, but by then Tutu had decided not to come for some reason.)



There was a pretty sizable group of us (about 250 people) and it was a really lovely morning out. I'm really glad I went! Also there were free sticky buns and balloons and God knows I always love that shit. This is a pretty good article about what went down. It gets awesomely conspiracy theorist-y at the end:

But other than holding forth on marriage, family, and life to participants in a series of smaller forums on that subject run by the Archdiocese, it is not completely clear why Gallagher was in St Paul. Was it to help cover-up the most recent round of priestly child abuse scandals, as the head of the Catholic LGBT group Dignity Twin Cities told the rally? Was it to lay the groundwork for a push to further limit the rights of same-gender couples in Minnesota?


DA DUN DUNNNNN. I sense that Michele Bachmann was somehow involved in all this (NO I DIDN'T SEE HER.)
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According to Wonkette, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann will be coming to my fair city next week in order to make-out? PRAISE GOD AND COUNTRY TOGETHER and possibly also incite violence. In the past, my new girlfriend Tarryl Clark has drawn unflattering comparisons between these two women, since they're both crazy ladies who love Jesus and Ronald Reagan* and seeing their own faces on Fox News, but I can't help but think that this is unfair to Michele Bachmann, who actually does have a job even if, by all accounts, she does it pretty shittily. She doesn't have time to increase veterans' benefits for her constituents and get health care for uninsured children, she's got an appearance on Glenn Beck and she may be called upon to soul kiss George W. Bush again!

Also! Last night Nyssa and I went to see Food, Inc. together. Most of it was stuff I already knew, but I enjoyed it a lot, especially Joel Salatin the crazy idealistic farmer guy. I liked his point (which was kind of backed up by, oh, everything else in the film) about how the companies treat the meat and the livestock is indicative of how they treat their workers. Also I was really hungry while watching it, but then of course I wasn't, so it was sort of fucked up!

*Possibly the same person??? Have you ever seen the two of them in a room together?
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It seems like every time Michele Bachmann opens her mouth lately, I will get a phone call from these Tarryl Clark people, and the conversation always goes something like this:

THEM: Hey there, Registered Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party Member! Do you hate Michele Bachmann?
ME: Boy do I!
THEM: How much do you hate her?
ME: A whole lot!
THEM: Do you 15 bucks hate her?
ME: I--well, what did she say?
THEM: [INSERT WHATEVER RACIST/IGNORANT/VIOLENT SHIT MICHELE BACHMANN HAS SAID THIS WEEK]
ME: Jesus fucking Christ, let me give you 15 bucks and also every penny I own.

Ha, this Tarryl Clark has really got my number! It's like with every $15 I feel less and less compelled to kick Michele Bachmann in the shins.

(No, I'm just kidding. That is a feeling that never goes away.)
neigedens: shirley examining tiny nipples (honey b)


SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE

Isn't it beautiful :')
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Nyssa and I went to the Great Minnesota Get-Together this week! It was a super-awesome, super-high caloric intake kind of day. We had nice weather and we saw many great sights. The coolest sight was Minnesota's Largest Boar, who is named Jesse Ventura Dino and is roughly one million pounds and must be fed continuously on a diet of giblets and the souls of the wicked. No, but seriously, it was one freaky-looking pig.

Oh, the Republicans had a building there, too! They had a sign out front that said "WHITES ONLY" "Welcome to Obamacare! The Nurse Will See You In About A Billion Years!" Ha, ha, Republicans! They can make all the jokes they want, but will they be laughing when Obama declares himself the Supreme Socialist Overlord of the West and enslaves all the white people? I think not!

Anyway, while Nyssa and I were cavorting around the fair, Senator Not Norm Coleman was finally getting us our money's worth after taking About A Billion Years to be elected:



Senator Franken ♥_♥

(Also, check out the guy at 7:25 with the question on every teabagger's mind: "Is there some way I can blame this on immigrants?" JFC. /o\)
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Today after work I happened to catch G. Gordon Liddy telling me that my president is a foreigner! Because, as we all know, only white people can have been born in America. Black people like Obama will lie because why would anyone want to be a citizen of Kenya?!?! (Or Keen-ya, I guess.) Check it.

Seriously, I could not think of a better spokesperson for the birther movement than this senile, semi-comatose, lying old fuckface.
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All this "Sarah Palin resigning to save the children" shit is MAKING MY FUCKING WEEKEND. I forgot how amazingly surreal just listening to this woman speak is. It's like this one time I downloaded the wrong version of a telenovela and the dub was in Portuguese instead of Spanish, which I didn't figure out until about five confused minutes in. Sarah Palin is speaking her own dialect of crazy and, lo, it is good. From the text of the speech:

I do not want to disappoint anyone with my decision; all I can ask is that you trust me with this decision – but it’s no more “politics as usual”.

Was anyone else really upset that she did not call herself a maverick?

Some Alaskans don’t mind wasting public dollars and state time. I do. I cannot stand here as your Governor and allow millions upon millions of our dollars go to waste just so I can hold the title of Governor. And my children won’t allow it either.

I, just...you guys, does she realize that this excuse doesn't even deserve to be called one? Why couldn't she just say that she's quitting to spend more time with family or something? Sure it's flimsy, but it's at least plausible and, hey, it could play up the "happy homemaker" side of things, and wouldn't her base just eat that up? But instead we get this verbal diarrhea, the gist of which is "uh, I'm terrible at being a governor and my kids agree with me lol."

All this is like America's gift to me, and that gift is lolz and lots of them. THANK YOU AMERICA, I TRULY DID NOT APPRECIATE YOU UNTIL NOW.
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Absurdly early this morning, at the bus stop, my dad and I met John Kline, our Republican congressman who, surprise, surprise, we're both not voting for. I didn't realize it was him at first, not until he shook my hand, embarrassingly enough. He's just not dreamy-looking like Ashwin Madia was or distinguished-looking like Keith Ellison was, okay? (I've met both of them, obviously. It was pretty tight.)

Anyway, he looked a lot like this guy playing McCain in Les Misbarack. Do you think it was him?



You guys. You guys. YOU GUYS. I'M SO NERVOUS/EXCITED/PUMPED. THERE'S JUST ONE MOAR DAY AND I AM GOING TO VOTE THE SHIT OUT OF THIS MOTHERFUCKING CANDIDATE.
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Go die in a fire, Michelle Bachman. I don't even care if you didn't blame the financial crisis on minorities. You still should gtfo of my state. >:(
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I just started classes so I haven't been watching much of the DNC coverage yet, but I am already dreading when the Republicans come to town in a couple of weeks. The good thing is that from a purely logistic standpoint it should be too bad for me because even in a packed downtown that's still missing a bridge will be utter hell to navigate during a convention, thanks to my killer bus pass it shouldn't be too bad. The bad news is that I'm sort of afraid that the black cloud of evil that accompanies Cheney wherever he goes will set off my asthma. Also, three words: STROM THURMOND'S GHOST. It's probably never occurred to you, but think about it. You'd be terrified as well.

Also, I'm considering going to a protest and I totally want to make a sign but I don't know what I'd put on it other than something lame like MASSIVE FAILURE TECHNOLOGY 100% or something.

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