Coverage of me and other train wrecks: my mama, subway nut jobs, sex and the environment.



One of my fave shows from my high school years tells it like it is: the universe is big and we're not.

Take it away Yakko--

And so...what's the point of it all? (Yakko, Wakko and Dot don't have a song to answer that)


Oscar Grant III

Mr. Grant, a 22-year-old, was shot point blank, in the back by a police officer in Oakland. Mr. Grant was lying face down on a train platform, then the cop, Johannes Mehserle, shot him. Witnesses captured the event on their cell phones and posted it online. Here are search results for vids of the shooting on youtube.

This is despicable. Mr. Grant was a young, Black man whose murder at the hands of a police officer adds weight to already disturbing statistics.

Cops have power. They have the guns, they have the law, they have the authority and as such they must be held accountable. Too often these maverick cops get away with murder, acquitted. Too often we hear the excuse that the cops were stressed, under pressure, in a risky situation. That is no excuse. No wonder some demonstrators in Oakland turned to rioting. Aren't YOU pissed off?

Here's the article from the NY Times. And a touching piece from the San Francisco Chronicle.


Fart on the Pope

So I've pasted a whole article from the Guardian online by Tom Kington and Riazat Butt titled "Pope urges defence of heterosexuality". My comments are in the brackets. Let me preface this by saying:



The pope has sparked controversy by saying defending heterosexuality is as important as saving the world's rainforests from destruction. [there are MORE heterosexuals now living than ever before in the history of mankind. How exactly are homos endagering heteros? How? Heteros have all the money, the power, the guns!!!]

Speaking in a holiday address [spreading cheer] to the Curia, the Vatican's central administration, Benedict said yesterday the church viewed the distinction between men and women as central to human nature, and "asks that this order, set down by creation, be respected".

The church, he said, "should protect man from the destruction of himself. A sort of ecology of man was needed, he said," adding: "The tropical forests do deserve our protection; but man, as a creature, does not deserve any less." [I just hope every vatican-abiding catholic out there does their duty and breeds. PLEASE, breed yourselves ad infinitum, hyper-populate the cities you live in, WE NEED MORE PEOPLE on this planet. Seriously. Don't stop until every square inch of the globe is paved over and covered by heterosexual catholics. Only then will mankind be safe.]

Benedict focused his attack on what he described as "gender" theories, "which lead towards the definitive emancipation of man from creation and the creator".

Homosexual groups in Italy called the speech an unfounded attack on homosexuality and, more specifically, on people who undergo sex changes. "What keeps the pope awake at night is the idea that human beings might be able to seek out their own sexual identity in a bid to have a happy life," said Franco Grillini, head of Gaynet.[an organization that fishes for gays]

"The speech has no scientific basis," [no shit] said Aurelio Mancuso, head of Arcigay. "A divine programme for men and women is out of line with nature, where the roles are not so clear."

The Catholic church teaches that while homosexuality is not sinful, homosexual acts are. [but heterosexual acts such as homophobia and persecution of queers AREN'T]It opposes gay marriage, and in October a leading Vatican official called homosexuality "a deviation, an irregularity, a wound". [yup, queer people ARE wounded, we are fucking bleeding over here and who is holding the sanctimonious knife? Breeders like El Papa in Cuckooland]

Father Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said today that the pope had not wished specifically to attack homosexuality [Pope just wanted to GENERALLY attack homosexuality] or sex change operations in his speech. "He was speaking more generally about gender theories [Which gender theorist's work is he mad about? Judith Butler's? Jacques Lacan's? Julia Kristeva's? Show me his reading list, damnit!] which overlook the fundamental difference in creation between men and women and focus instead on the role of cultural conditioning," he said.

Mike Egan, chair of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, said: "It's all part of a fundamental mistake, to say that there's something abnormal about homosexuality. It's like being left-handed. There are much greater threats to marriage and family life. [yeah, like McDonalds. McDonalds makes you fat and then your wife leaves you and your family thinks yr ugly. McDonalds is the devil.]

"There are people among bishops and clergy who think the official line on homosexuality is not true and the more official pronouncements there are, the deeper the hole the church is digging for itself. I would say to gay Catholics, the man is right on lots of other things and hang on in there."[hang on in there? Is this the best you can do, bitch? I'll remember that next time a christian is waving a God Hates Fags sign at the funeral of a kid beaten to death for being gay]

Catholic bishops in England and Wales are encouraging a more pastoral approach to homosexuals.[pastoral? Like with lambs and dwarves and fields of flowers?!] Last month they issued a leaflet [leaflets aren't pastoral] urging clergy and parishioners to welcome and respectful of gay men and lesbians. Its reading list did not include Vatican statements and omitted papal documents denouncing homosexuality.

The leaflet was called, "What is life like if you or someone in your family is gay or lesbian in their sexual orientation? ... and what can your parish family do to make a difference?" It acknowledged the "oppression" suffered by homosexuals.[This anti-homophobia leaflet is just a step, though, there's gonna be a newsletter, a YayGay jingle and a limited edition collectors plate to hang on yr gay wall!]

"As a group that has suffered more than its share of oppression and contempt, the homosexual community has a particular claim on the concern of the church," it said.

The leaflet cited comments received during a survey suggesting that the church acknowledged it may have played a role in victimising and marginalising gay and lesbian Catholics. These included: "The continual message from the church is that homosexuality is so, so dreadful. Our gay son just hasn't stood a chance"; and, "My brother is gay; the church has been very intolerant of him."

If you wanna read the original article without commentary, here it is.


Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

Why do I love this so much? I think it's because I find werewolves sexy. Tracy Morgan is awesome.

Adolf Hitler Campbell

A mommy and a daddy in America had a little boy and decided to name him Adolf Hitler Campbell. Life is hard for them because sometimes people don't wanna write the kid's name on birthday cakes. Imagine you're working at Carvell and a cute little boy is having a birthday and his name is Osama Bin Laden Woodcuff and you have been asked to write his name on the cake. If you do it, then the cake will end up exploding and demolishing a tall building. If you don't, then you're a biggot and you're no better than Dick Cheney.

This story is totally inspiring. Like, I think that my bf and I should name our future kids Coretta Scott King Barreto and Jesus Christ Pamatmat.

Like, wow. Like totally.

Oh and the other great thing about this family is that one of their other kids is named Aryan Race. Oh yeah. They are SO political. Those kids are gonna have so much fun growing up with those names. They will be loved by all.*

*this statement has not been reviewed by jews, blacks, latinos, native americans, asians, and smart whites; guarantee of love not included.


J'aime les francais

Je suis desole, mais je suis sur que je ferais beaucoup des erreurs parce qu'il y a un longtemps que je n'ecrit pas en francais. Domage. Eh bien:

J'aime la france. Je n'ai jamais voyage la bas, mais j'en voudrais. Les mecs francais sont maigres et beau. J'aime la nourriture francaise. J'aime aussi le socialisme. Si on a besoin d'aller au medecin, a la France c'est un service de l'etat, mais aux EEUU ce service coute trop.

Je voudrais devenir citoyen de la France. Envoie moi les formulaires!

What's fatty, salty and highly processed? We are!

Yuppers. According to a new survey, Americans love being obese (1/3 of the population), living by the ocean, and getting plastic surgery. Although I guess if most of the "plastic surgery" is in the form of botox injections, it's not really surgery or plastic, but I really do not like semantic arguments (today). USA! USA! USA!

So yeah, we're turning into beef empanadas who enjoy really pretty views of hurricanes. Ahhhh.

The survey is called the 2009 Statistical Abstract of the United States, in case you wanna do some research.

Here's the article from the beautiful and sexy Guardian in the UK. Purrrr.


The sucky thing about HEROES last night (spoiler alert!) how I don't care about Syler's mommy-daddy issues because they haven't given us enough info. Syler's just going around acting bonkers. First he's good, then he's in love, then he's evil and in love, now he's just evil and full of anger. He's like a more destructive version of me in my mid-twenties, and that's just annoying. If I don't know specifics of how they "made him," of his suffering, then how can I care? I can't and don't. But I hope he kills all the characters I hate first.

The other sucky thing is they always kill the black men. Always. Except it seems the African guy with the power to see the future is still alive. Is the Haitian alive?

What's not sucky is how Hiro and Ando are like this black hole of comedy. Like, any character that ends up in a scene with them gets sucked into a clowny land. I mean, when Hiro bowed respectfully before punching Freezy Blond in the face? And then she topples backward like a totem pole? That was funny. That character will never be funny again unless she's in a room with Hiro or Ando.

Hiro and Ando are the best. The whole show could use more of their kind of light-heartedness. It's all so serious, the stakes are always so high--save mankind or die, and spend all the time in between mulling over tough problems. I mean, that's okay. Sometimes the stakes are high. That's life right? We're all trying to survive on our path towards inevitable death, but there's no reason we can't crack a joke here and then, or trip on a banana peel, or fart or whatever.

Please make someone rip out Mohinder's vocal cords. Please. I hate his narrations: poetry, beauty, meaning meaning meaning--shut up!


There's a Black Man in the White House, and there's a...

...woman and an Asian man and a Black woman and there's all kinds now. Obama wants Carol M. Browner for a climate post, Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, for energy secretary and Lisa P. Jackson, a New Jersey official, to head the E.P.A.

I know skin color proves nothing, but damn it feels good to see faces in power that I recognize. Don't get me wrong, I've never met any of these people, but when I open up the paper and am like, "oh, those people look like a slice of my social life," it's just satisfying. I'm glad that not every person Obama has appointed is an old white man, and I'm a little scared to say that because I don't wanna offend the old white men that read my blog. I also do not wanna offend the people who read my blog who love old white men.

Old white men are great. They have taught us all how to use and keep power, and that's important. Some old white men, like Jim Henson, even taught us to share things, like love and puppets, and if you combine using power with sharing, then you learn to share power. And that's super important, too. Yayyyyyy!