RAWWRRR!

Apr. 4th, 2008 02:39 am
thisearthlyride: (hertzfeldt queen of france)
If I have to listen to one more person kick and scream about another person's right to determine what happens to their own body, I'm going to vomit. And goddess help the next trans person who tries to tell me that they have the right to dictate who is and isn't a "real transsexual" because they've had "all the surgeries."

Newsflash, people: There isn't ONE way to be trans or to transition or to live your life once you've medically transitioned (if that's the path you choose)!

There are plenty of times I see trans people in the media and cringe at things they say. But you know what? They have the right to their opinions and their own personal truths. Same right as the one I have to speak about my experiences openly and honestly.

I could go on and on but I'll stop before my head explodes...

BWARGH!

Jan. 17th, 2008 04:42 pm
thisearthlyride: (head bang)
Locked posts are locked for a reason, people.

Don't make me start spring cleaning early...

Gay Panic

Jan. 16th, 2008 04:40 pm
thisearthlyride: (safe sex)
A friend passed this along... Sound familiar anyone?

New Bacteria Strain Striking Gay Men )

I Am Legend

Jan. 6th, 2008 12:57 am
thisearthlyride: (Default)
So the movie was ok. Not something I'd necessarily recommend, because it's all been done before. But if you like viral apocalypse-type movies with un-dead thingies, by all means rush out to see it.

My real issue was the number of kids in the audience. We were sitting next to a few kids- best guess on ages are 10-12 years. Now, I watched a lot of PG-13 and even R movies when I was younger. Of course, many of those ratings were due to "adult content" (like seeing the naked breasts of a native woman in the South American jungles *gasp!*) and they were not horror genre.

A PG-13 rating doesn't mean a movie's not scary, it just means there isn't swearing or naked breasts or gore. I won't give out any spoilers, but I find it hard to believe that a small kid isn't going to have nightmares or insist on sleeping with the lights on after seeing this film. WTF, people?

Here are just a few examples of some PG-13 rated movies I would never let my 10 year old see:

1408
Boogeyman
Darkness Falls
One Missed Call
Stay Alive
The Grudge
The Messengers
The Ring

I could go on and on (and grrr about the kids at rated R movies, too) but I won't. Bottom line- I think people should be checking out these movies before dragging their 10 year old along with them. If nothing else, the parent/s will sleep better without their kid clinging to them all night...
thisearthlyride: (fu name tag)
i lied. airports are, indeed, hell itself.

still in chicago. anyone wanna pick us up? we'd probably get home faster.
thisearthlyride: (head up ass)
airports are temporary purgatory. (and if the girls behind me don't stop bragging about their drunk driving adventures i'll be hastening their trip to hell!)

i really hate delayed flights...
thisearthlyride: (skeletor bitch please)
Lovely. Thanks, LJ, for bringing censorship to town.

More info on the fuckery (as Amy Winehouse would say) here: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/243697.html
(I decided to flag this post as "offensive content." That felt good!)

Also, read this post to find out how LJ has automatically reset your search options and defined the default for your LJ's content: http://witchqueen.livejournal.com/422180.html


P.S. Am I the only one who is tempted to flag every post I run across? Really- can you imagine the panic if staff were inundated with millions of flags every day?

*BARF*

Nov. 9th, 2007 01:03 am
thisearthlyride: (head bang)
Look what the HRC is doing now...

http://www.hrc.org/issues/transgender/transgender_day_of_remembrance.asp

I don't think you really need to hear all the nasty words I've got on this subject...

In Other News )
thisearthlyride: (hrcseparate)
Pop Quiz: What and who was Stonewall? Was it the first uprising of queer Americans for their rights?

Read more... )
thisearthlyride: (hrcseparate)
Barney Frank is speaking right now on the House floor. He's insisting that the house members who are fighting to include the Baldwin Amendment are attempting to undermine the ENDA bill currently on the floor for debate and vote.

Not a perfect quote, but as close as I could get: "If we do not have the votes to go forward as much as we'd like to, do we then abandon any effort? Do we allow the use of a particular group to prevent progress?"

I cannot wait until this man is booted from his office out on his arse.


You can watch it all here: http://www.cspan.org/watch/cs_cspan_wm.asp?Cat=TV&Code=CS


I am pleased by Rep. Doc Hastings from (of all places!) Yakima, WA. He is pushing hard for the representatives to vote NO on a previous rule vote which does not allow the house to vote on any amendments to ENDA. When Rep. Barbara Lee (Oakland, CA) was speaking in support of the Baldwin Amendment, she was cut off quite forcefully. Hastings conceded some of his time so Lee could finish her statement. He also spent some of his time arguing back and forth with Frank.

I am, however, heartened by the number of representatives speaking against the current state of ENDA and lobbying for the Baldwin Amendment.

I could sit here and update the debate all day, but I'm sure we'll have enough to review later. So I'll post separately with my personal rant.

EDIT: Still wonder why I love Kucinich?

"This is one of those moments where the Housee gets to demonstrate the degree to which we are truly committed to... due process and equal protection of the law. I believe that people who happen to be gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are entitled to the full and equal protection of employment laws...

None of us can know unless we've walked in somebody's shoes... Imagine what they must go through in their daily lives. And imagine that we would separate those people from... the claims of constitutional protection.

To be an American means really standing for those constitutional principles... I'm very concerned that the Baldwin Amendment can be offered and pulled back without a vote."

Grrrr

Oct. 16th, 2007 09:56 am
thisearthlyride: (crush user)
Why do people send me this crap???Grrr cubed )
thisearthlyride: (Default)
The HRC has decided it will not oppose the two bill ENDA strategy.

From their press release:

"Therefore, we are not able to support, nor will we encourage Members of Congress to vote against, the newly introduced sexual orientation only bill."

It is interesting to note that the part in bold has been removed from the statement posted on their site, despite being included in press releases.

I'm done with HRC. More Here )
thisearthlyride: (hrcseparate)
Wow. Going post-happy today.

So after getting a bunch of emails saying "How do I make stickers?" I decided to put it up on CafePress. I didn't mark up the price at all, so I'm not making a profit from these; the cost covers just the printing.

Please tell people they are welcome to print their own stickers if they have the right paper (can get at Staples or Office Max) and don't want to have to order over the internet.

Anything with the logo is at base price (no profit for me). I have no inclination to make a profit from protesting an organization like the HRC.

http://www.cafepress.com/phoenixftm.175114668
thisearthlyride: (hrcseparate)
I was already mad at the HRC. Then I got home and found the packet they sent me for Coming Out Day. Absolutely everything has the HRC logo on it, and all the pamphlets proclaim their support for trans people (despite trans people being marginally included in those pamphlets). So I made a new logo. I'll be printing it tomorrow and putting it on my car. I'm also posting it all over the 'net, so feel free to pass it along!

The Weekend

Oct. 1st, 2007 02:37 pm
thisearthlyride: (big mama)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] tommytesto

Does the HRC support transgender people?
HRC President Joe Solmonese speaks about ENDA, September 14, 2007 - Southern Comfort Conference.

You oppose any legislation which is not inclusive? Yeah, right. Forward this link far and wide, please.



Stuff about my life )
thisearthlyride: (bush thumb up ass)
PENTAGON ORDERS DEAD OFFICERS TO REPORT FOR DUTY
The U.S. army said Friday it would apologize to the families of about 75 officers killed in action who were mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty. --January 5, 2007 WASHINGTON (AP)



Will the dead please rise and raise
your right hands. Will the dead please
swear to uphold that hand for as long
as it takes. Will the dead please
reassemble your bones, replace
your heads, return your hearts, recant
your screams. Will the dead please
salute the flag flapping like tattooed skin
ripped from the body politic. Will the dead
please step onto the helicopters and into
the bodies of soldiers about to become you.
Give the living your history, your wisdom,
your sleepless eternities, your missteps
only they can make right, remind them
nightly to go on living. Will the dead
please buckle up and bring them home.

by Dorianne Laux

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