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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

~ Isaac Asimov

Truest thing I've read in an awfully long time...


stupid thugs and the silence that allows them

A 15-year-old teenager was caught on video being severely beaten in his high school class room for being gay. The attack occurred at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, and was caught on camera as fellow class members watched one teen wait for the victim to enter the room, push him to the ground, and continually punch him in the face. The victim suffered broken teeth and a possible concussion. The perpetrator was suspended for just 3 days.

Union-Scioto has no policy in place that specifically protects students from being bullied or attacked based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Union-Scioto Local School District does have a policy that prohibits harassment based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, among others, but it does not specifically protect against harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Tell the Union-Scioto School District to protect LGBT students by prohibiting harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity and to send a message that this beating was unconscionable by expelling the perpetrator!

Sign The Petition

Our schools and classrooms should ALWAYS be safe. ALWAYS. It should be considered hallowed ground.

As a society, we've allowed this ignorance, this violence, this savagery of decency and rape of civility to happen. We've become use to not just bullies in schools, but guns. Oh... Another school shooting... We shouldn't be used to it. It should be unacceptable. And when it occurs, we, as a community should be swift in our intolerance of such inane behavior. But, more than bandages for symptoms, we should be looking for the cause; the root of the evil.

Silence is compliance.


Magnanimous To The Greedy, No Decency For The Sick

AIDS-Afflicted U.S. Citizen Urges Obama Admin to Reverse Deportation of Australian Husband The Obama administration’s enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act is threatening to tear apart the seven-year marriage of a binational gay couple in San Francisco. Bradford Wells, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, an Australian national, have lived together for 19 years and were among the first same-sex couples to legally marry in Massachusetts. Anthony is also the primary caretaker for his husband, who has HIV/AIDS. Makk is facing deportation this month after the Obama administration denied them the same immigration benefits routinely given to opposite-sex couples. The decision is based on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law known as DOMA, which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples. The Obama administration has said it would no longer defend DOMA in the courts, but the law still remains in effect.

And these fucking politicians have the nerve to ever bring "god" into anything they have to say. What they actually do is a different story. They couldn't be farther from grace. "God Bless"...? Fuck you. Stick that god bless clean up your ass, "mr. president".

I know, I know... He's a "politician". But, it doesn't mean we should sit still for the redundancy. Maybe we should start with altering our expectations... We should expect MORE. We should DEMAND MORE. Because we deserve more. And at the very least, we should expect decency...

Am I angry?


If you'd like to sign a petition speaking out on behalf of Anthony Makk and Bradford Wells, you may do so here.

Silence is compliance.


Be Bold, Have Faith and Courage... Do It For Each Other

This video had me on the cusp of weeping. It's simply beautiful. If you only knew how important your voice is... If you only knew.

(Thank you for this fine contribution, Tim.)