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Alito and Thomas, Gunning for Marriage Equality

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Alito and Thomas are gunning for marriage equality under the guise of religious freedom.


All because a frumpy Kentuckian refused to issue a marriage license for two same sexers to marry.

Or was it the gay wedding cake that got Alito and Thomas all in a dither.

Either way, they must toss about at night in bed with their wives and think about ways to make American citizens more miserable.

The smug-faced Alito. The hate-faced Thomas.

Will Barrett join their ranks?


We do not need 7 Catholics on the Supreme Court. Or will it be 8?

I’m young enough to remember the uproar of the Catholic Kennedy in 1960 taking shit because of his Catholicism.


Oppose Barrett

Days of Heaven, by Terrence Malick

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Days of Heaven, written and directed by Terrence Malick, is a perfect film. Linda Manz, RIP, the narrator, is the star, and we’re talking Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard in the same film. From the first time I saw it in 1978 when it came out, until tonight when I watched it again to soothe my rambling soul, it is an inspiring film, a relevant film, about people doing the best they can, the best they are capable of given the circumstances they were born into.

Travis responds to Michelle Goldberg in the NYTimes and I respond to Travis

Monday, July 13th, 2020

July 13, 2020


I’ve been living in Japan for over a decade. Before Abe’s current run, there were six consecutive prime ministers who resigned after around 1 year in office, whether due to scandal or perceived mismanagement of a crisis. Hatoyama resigned for failing to follow through on a campaign promise. Aso resigned due to poor handling of the 2008 financial crisis. Fukuda resigned to reduce partisan roadblocks in the lawmaking process. Can you imagine Trump resigning to reduce the number of partisan roadblocks? Or even just admitting that the pandemic is winning? No. He lacks the humility.

Other countries have no problem expecting, and receiving, integrity from their political leaders. Why is this so hard for the USA?

@Travis Because we are an uneducated, trigger happy tweeting bunch of self-interested drama queens who would rather destroy our country than take a breath and realize that our fellow citizens matter and we are all in this together but those days are over because just like the housing crisis in the aughts, small businesses will now be taken over by the big online behemoths just like the rental housing market was taken over by hedge funds so that the 1% will continue to control the earth’s wealth until we have a revolution or all die while the 1% moves to outer space X and leaves the last of us gasping humans on earth to dance the dance of death while we aim our tweets and guns at each other like desperate fleas without a dog.

Aren’t you happy you asked?


John Bolton “Cowardly Lion”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

DHC | Hillcrest, CA

The NYTimes and other news outlets are publishing the highlights and reviews of Bolton’s book so I don’t have to spend my money buying the book and padding the coffers of the cowardly lion without a roar, Bolton. His refusal to testify without a subpoena before the Senate and then blaming the House for not impeaching Trump on other charges is yet one more example of the morally compromised chicken hawks and sycophants who raced to Trump after his election.

And then ran away.

Good riddance, I say, to the entire cowardly bunch of them.

November cannot come soon enough.


Sunday, June 14th, 2020

1. When did “unputdownable” become a word?

2. When did US police officers become indistinguishable from members of the US military in war zones?

RIP Larry Kramer 1935 - 2020

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

One of my great honors was to interview Larry Kramer during the early 80s in person in Seattle for one of the gay rags, can’t remember which one.

Kramer’s life brings back lots of memories for me. Those early days of the virus were so scary. No one knew what was happening because it wasn’t talked about or reported on. Kramer was one of the galvanizing voices that rallied us young gay men away from paralyzing fear into action. He saved more lives than he will ever know, both those of us who were sick and dying and those of us who were healthy and devastated.

My NYTimes Comment on “Supreme Court Blocks Release of Full Mueller Report for Now”

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hillcrest, CA 3h ago

The Roberts’ Court has become a right wing branch of the Republican/Trump coup. We Americans are reduced to laughable emojis to the rest of the world while we fight each other in the streets over face masks. Anger and hate are the “go to” options these days. Lies are more important than truth and religion trumps science.

Good luck, my fellow Americans.

Reply 14 Recommend

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Worst Poem =

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

The worst President
The worst Virus

The worst Virus
The worst President

Did not think
it could get

SEXISM, 2020.

Friday, March 6th, 2020

“I hate the sound of her voice.” A male relative’s critique of presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, November, 2019.

“She reminds me of my mother!” A Democrat and friend of a relative who voted for President Trump, 2016.

I have watched smart women in their 20s dumb down for their boyfriends in the past year!

I am already numb with exasperation, after

Writing. Just. This. Far.

Stay. Tuned.

While I take a break on my patio to breathe some salty air.