Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Archive for August, 2011
I’ve run into more than one “progressive” lesbian in DC who had little good to say about the Madcow. Perhaps its because she went to Afghanistan and flaked about how Obama was just delivering essential city services, a kind of WPA or New Deal, for the Afghanistan people.
Here’s a new lesbian blog taking Jeff Imelt’s official ruling class dyke to task for her crony capitalist economics:
Rachel, Rachel, Rachel… Deconstructing The Rachel Maddow Show (and Paul Krugman, just for fun)
“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.” –Frederic Bastiat, The Law, 1850
-Leonard E. Read, Why Not Try Freedom, 1958 [emphasis mine]
Here are two offerings: a gay internet radio show that claims Rick Perry is gay, and a conservative blog (Fellowship of the Minds) that claims many of the men in the Obama regime including Barack Obama are gay. (Perhaps baritone economic voodoo flak Austin Ghouslbee quit because he was exhausted, being the only top in the OEO?) No doubt after years of not being covered by the main stream media the National Enquirer will break the story in 2014 and all of this will be shown to be true.
Obama Member of Chicago Gay Man’s Club
Peter Thiel no longer most powerful Silicon Valley gay?
It’s on Showtime this week. Of course it’s good — John Malkovich is in it. IMDB has de-gayed the description on the internet (and we are told the gay mafia controls Hollywood — guess they’re a closeted mafia). Malkovich plays a con man in London named Alan Conway who gets people, mainly cute 20 something guys who work in theater or rock bands, to buy him drinks, loan him money, and give him their bodies, because he convinces them he is director Stanley Kubrick and he will put them in his next movie.
The Alan Conway/Kubrick character changes his accent constantly, from southern to New Jersey etc. Kind of like another con man running for election now who also tries to pull the wool over the gay community’s eyes.
Paving the Way for Condoning Child Rape
By Dr. Keith Ablow – August 25, 2011 – FoxNews.com
There were those who scoffed at my contention that Abercrombie and Fitch, the edgy retailer, was paving the way for mainstream pedophilia when it began marketing breast enhancing bikinis to girls as young as eight.
There were those who railed against my contention that the French edition of Vogue was kindling pedophilia and embracing it with its racy depictions of 10-year-old Thylane Lena-Rose Loubry-Blondeau in heavy makeup, a plunging neckline and stiletto heels.
There were others who suggested that I had a problem with breastfeeding, in general, when I took issue with The Breast Milk Baby, which encourages little girls to wear a vest that has flowers in place of larger nipples and nurse the doll.
But, now, there should be no doubt that our culture is poised to begin embracing pedophilia asa lifestyle choice, just like homosexuality. A group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals called B4U-Act, which has representatives from Harvard and Johns Hopkins, gathered recently in Baltimore to organize their push to change the negative perception of pedophiles and encourage them to get help in a nonjudgmental environment.
While B4U-Act is not representative of mainstream psychiatry, and while the American Psychiatric Association (APA) did not participate in the group’s meeting, psychiatry has a history of caving into cultural pressure to stop defining controversial illnesses as pathological. You won’t even find ego-dystonic homosexuality—meaning, homosexual impulses that cause an individual to feel distressed and which that individual does not want to give into—in the DSM, anymore.
Some of the goals of B4U-Act are worthwhile. Encouraging pedophiles to seek psychiatric treatment to resist their pathological urges is a good thing, not a bad thing. I wish every pedophile would get help before ever hurting a child. And the group is absolutely right in asserting that some pedophiles—perhaps the vast majority of pedophiles—never actually do commit a crime. They live with their erotic desires for children without ever acting on them.
Dr. Fred Berlin, a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist, bonafide genius, and truly decent person, is quoted on the website of B4U-Act. His treatment protocols for sexual offenders and others with such impulses do indeed vastly reduce the likelihood that such individuals will hurt children, and his efforts are to be lauded.
But what the members of B4U-Act fail to realize is that there are some impulses worth repressing from consciousness—like the impulse to rape children. There are even thoughts worth repressing—like fantasies of having sex with children. When a society stigmatizes certain actions and thoughts—thereby driving them out of mainstream consciousness and into the shadows—that isn’t always a bad thing.
The group also fails to recognize that there are consequences to removing all moral judgment from a profession. Psychiatry, for example, has become hostile to suggesting that alcoholics are actually choosing their drug over their families and jobs and other responsibilities—and that making that choice is morally reprehensible. Why isn’t it all right for psychiatrists to take a hard line against pedophilia and see it for what it is: a desire to violate and injure children that is both pathological and morally reprehensible and to be resisted by every means possible?
I’ve told more than one of my patients that his real diagnosis, given his behavior in embracing drugs, instead of his family or employment, shouldn’t be alcohol dependence or heroindependence, but “scumbag.” And I then have quickly added that they can do better than that—that they must choose to do better than that, because, deep inside, they are good and decent and lovable. I tell them they can find the courage to do the right thing, instead of the wrong thing. Yes, I sometimes use the word “wrong.” I judge them. It helps.
I would not hesitate to tell a pedophile that his desires are to injure and torture a child—that they are morally wrong—and that it is his responsibility to ferret out the source of those destructive desires and extinguish them. I wouldn’t for a moment commiserate about how hard it is to live in a society that criminalizes the acts he is moved to commit.
Suggesting to pedophiles that their thoughts and impulses are “understandable” and that they won’t be judged by the members of B4U-Act is the kind of message that encourages them to push harder to change what they think of as unfair laws that keep them from their base desires.
I hate to say I told you so, but . . . well . . . OK, I won’t.
AMES STRAW POLL: Bachmann and Paul win straw poll, Pawlenty out
The results are in! The Ames Straw Poll concluded this weekend and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann came in first, followed closely by Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Minnesota Congressman Tim Pawlenty came in third, and has since dropped out of the race. Stay tuned for additional updates atwww.oneiowa.org!
- Former New Mexico governor best known for calling Family Leader’s marriage vow “offensive.”
- Believes government shouldn’t impose its values upon marriage.
- Supports civil unions for gay and lesbian couples and does not believe government should be involved in marriage.
- Perhaps the most unique Republican candidate, Karger is the first openly gay man to run for the Presidency of the United States.
- Founded Californians Against Hate in 2008 to serve as watchdog of major donors and organizations working to take away marriage equality in California.
- Filed a formal ethics complaint with the state of Maine against NOM regarding political donor reporting.
- Supports civil marriage and civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
- In 2003, proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would bar the state from legally recognizing marriage equality.
- In 2004, organized “Minnesota for Marriage” rally with a coalition of religious leaders to ban marriage for gay and lesbian couples in the state.
- Signed NOM anti-marriage pledge and Family Leader marriage vow.
- Believes civil marriage should be decided on the state level, but personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.
- Opposes all federal efforts to define marriage as between one man and one woman, or any other definition thereof.
- Voted against Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004, but spoke in favor of Defense of Marriage Act that same year.
- “Marriage should be between a single man and a single woman,” Paul says. “But, I don’t think the government should be involved. I mean, why should we have a license to be married? Less government would be better. If we have to have regulations, let the state government do it.”
- Former governor of Minnesota and social conservative who was one of three U.S. governors who publicly declared solidarity with Christian right-wing group Family Research Council.
- Co-authored Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage between a man and a woman.
- Signed NOM anti-marriage pledge and attended ‘Values Voters’ bus tour urging voters to protect traditional marriage.
- After disappointing results at the Ames Straw Poll (13%), Pawlenty has dropped from the race.
- In favor of Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004.
- Claims that the freedom to practice faith is under attack through the redefinition of marriage.
- After New York passed the legalization of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, Santorum claimed that NY was destroying marriage and the American family.
- Signed NOM anti-marriage pledge and Family Leader marriage vow.
- “…Our country is based on morals laws, ladies and gentlemen. There are things the states can’t do,” Santorum says, likening marriage equality to polygamy and incest.
- Believes that Americans need to protect the sanctity of marriage as defined between one man and one woman.
- Does not support civil unions.
- If elected, would reinstate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
- Second longest serving U.S. governor after Iowa’s Terry Brandstad, Perry officially announced his candidacy for the 2012 election after the Ames Straw Poll vote.
- Opposes any legal recognition of marriage equality.
- Said Texas’ anti-sodomy law criminalizing homosexuality was “appropriate,” although the United States Supreme Court overruled the law in 2003 with Lawrence v. Texas.
- Criticized President Obama for signing hate-crime legislation in 2010.
- Supports Federal Marriage Amendment defining marriage as between one man, one woman.
- Former governor of Massachusetts, opposed civil marriage and civil unions at that time but advocated tolerance and minimal domestic partnership benefits.
- Favors anti-discrimination laws to protect lesbians and gays in the workplace.
- November 2003, Massachusetts extended the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. Romney backed a state constitutional amendment in February 2004 to ban marriage between gay and lesbian couples but still allow civil unions.
- In 2005, Romney endorsed petition efforts to ban civil marriage and civil unions for gay and lesbian couples completely.
- Urged U.S. Senate to vote in favor of Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004 and 2006.
- Signed NOM anti-marriage pledge.
- Opposes civil marriage and civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
- Claimed the adoption of marriage equality in New York showed the nation is “drifting toward a terrible muddle.”
- Supported Proposition 8 to overrule legalization of civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples in California.
- Reportedly contributed $350,000 to discriminatory hate groups in 2010.
- Supports civil unions and other rights for gay and lesbian couples, but does not support civil marriage.
- As Utah’s governor, Huntsman supported legislation that would have allowed civil unions for gay and lesbian couples in the state.
- “…I believe our country can do a better job on equality,” Huntsman says.