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Monday, July 18, 2005

We Shall Overcome

This is ronnie, your news whore servant. I will dig up the dish on relevant topics of interest. I will find out what the elites are up to in our government and in our private companies. I will find those stories that are only being published by independent media and expose them for the world to read.

And, naturally, I will offer my commentary and opinion on these stories. Not only will I offer my opinion on the topic, but I will share with you ways to combat the evil that is being perpetrated in the name of greed. I will post addresses and telephone numbers of people to bother about their policies. I will give you the questions to ask and the things to say; all you have to do is have the voice to say them.

Revolutions come in many forms. This is a revolution that has, as its foundation, a commitment to social and economic justice. People of sexualities other than the hetero preference, yes, I said preference, are relegated to second-class citizens. We pay more in taxes, contribute more for the betterment of society, and do not place an additional burden on the world's diminishing resources by breeding.

It is these very individuals, whose sexuality does not fit into the heteronormative platform that are being marginalized by societies, while multi-national corporations continue to line their pockets with OUR money. UNITE!

11 Comments:

At Wed Jul 20, 02:34:00 AM GMT+10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know gays pay more in taxes than straights? Given that gays are discriminated against, I would assume that they are more likely to earn less than straights (a lot less). Less earnings (even after taking into account additional deductions earned by breeders for breeding) means less taxes paid.

How do you know gays are less of a burden on society? Gays don't have children????? Gays don't get sick?????? Gays aren't on disability and ADAP?????? Gays don't use Ryan White services??????

This us versus them argument is tired. We won't overcome anything with that sort of mentality.

 
At Wed Jul 20, 04:32:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Matty the Damned said...

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At Wed Jul 20, 04:36:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Matty the Damned said...

Really Oh Great Thinker? So please, what mentality should we have?

MtD

 
At Wed Jul 20, 04:48:00 AM GMT+10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

freedom of speach still exists, except in your forum

 
At Wed Jul 20, 05:00:00 AM GMT+10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan White is over....and btw..he didn't get AIDS the way you did.
on Social Disability??? another drain on the economy

 
At Wed Jul 20, 05:03:00 AM GMT+10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, you could have,,,you all just have an attitude...........

 
At Wed Jul 20, 05:21:00 AM GMT+10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah you guys have some shitty, holier-than-thou attitudes. You get mad if someone disagrees with you, but then you proclaim this to be the environment to debate issues noone can talk about elsewhere.

 
At Wed Jul 20, 08:20:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Bucko said...

My oh my...

Where to begin?

I reserved the right to pontificate as I see fit in my first post.

We welcome this dialog, it's the reason we chose to begin this blog in the fist place. I don't recall saying that we only accept positive commentaries, and I believe that the mere presence of these few reactionary posts means that we are tolerant of the expression of other opinions. That does not mean, however, that we consider our views to be anything other than the most constructive and enlightened.

Don't like it? Get your own damn blog.

And to the miserable, tired troll who actually believes in his or her twisted, sick reptilian brain that we will openly debate the question of "innocent victims" of HIV/AIDS as opposed to having solidarity as the diseased pariahs we all are, ever were or ever will be: I am not ashamed. I am not afraid. I am beautiful. You are pond scum. I will suck cocks in heaven. You will suck cocks in hell.

Bisous,
B

 
At Wed Jul 20, 09:32:00 AM GMT+10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to the blog, the first poster asked some very legitimate questions. But no serious responses were received from the bloggers. So is your intent to just blog and comments be damned (in which case we will gladly cease commenting) or are you interested in debating the subjects of your blogs?

You guys are seriously coming off looking like jerks (just look at your responses to the comments in these blogs, rarely are they serious responses....they are usually just snide remarks...see the one above from MtD for example).

But you are very much correct, it is your blog so that's your right.

 
At Thu Jul 21, 02:33:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Bucko said...

It took about ten minutes to quickly sort through a search of "gays+taxes". It was simple enough, and provides a wealth of info on the whole inequality of the tax burden of the GLBT community relative to the benefits received.

From Forbes:
http://www.forbes.com/personalfinance/estate_planning/2004/04/08/cx_al_0408gaymarriage.html

From GLBT Aging Project:
http://www.lgbtagingproject.org/marriage.php

From 365gay.com:
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/04/041505taxDay.htm

From gaylawnet.com:
http://www.gaylawnet.com/news/2002/ta02.htm

From Gay Financial Network:
http://www.gfn.com/columnists/story.php?sid=16638

GLBTs pay their fair share, and then a lot more.

And the very thin veil of a safety net is being shredded by flatline funding for ADAP and Ryan White, the yearly budgets for which, by the way, are a fraction of the amount spent daily in propping up the occupation of Iraq.

Now, we all have a unique voice to bring to this blog. I personally bring a more "sexual outlaw" POV (to borrow from the title of a John Rechy novel) and, while political, am slightly more pragmatic than my covenmates in such areas.

I shall let R & MtD elucidate further on their own respective posts.

Bisous,
B

 
At Thu Jul 21, 12:59:00 PM GMT+10, Blogger Matty the Damned said...

Hi Bucko!

In Australia the majority of services provided to HIV positive people are government funded. In addition we have a socialised system of universal health insurance called Medicare which provides all citizens and permanent residents with access to basic health services.

The role of the community sector in providing services to HIV positive people is much smaller than in places like the US but I hasten to add it is still very important.

Organisations such as The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation and The Community Support Network provide vital assistance to people with AIDS who have financial difficulties.

MtD

 

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