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Big brother is gay


I’ve been avoiding politics. I like to see myself as a happy warrior, so when I’m pissed, I post about freaking carrot sticks and mothereffing roses. It’s not one thing, it’s all kinds of things lurching in bad directions at the moment, but the gay marriage thing is the one that really got up my nose.

Not so much gay marriage itself (or, as I like to think of it, gay “marriage”), but the arrogance and mediocrity of the Supremes. Another 5/4 decision where the opinion of the five are completely incompatible with the opinion of the four. If that’s not a metaphor…

…happy thoughts…happy thoughts…

Anyway. I wanted to make sure you saw this. Those of you on FaceBook will know that FB provided a little app that would overlay your avatar with a rainbow in honor of the SCOTUS ass-reaming we all got. The Daily Mail is claiming this was a data mining tool to gauge (and possibly manipulate) popular opinion on the subject.

FaceBook denies it, but it’s plausible. They did something similar a few years ago, where you could overlay your avatar with an equals sign (for “marriage equality” natch). They then tapped that data to track attitudes. I find this all very creepy, but I am comfortable in the knowledge I put an absolute minimum amount of data into my FaceBook (either of them; the weasel has an account, too).

What surprised me is how few of my friends did the rainbow thing. I mean, not YOU guys. I knew YOU wouldn’t have any part of it. But most of my friends from back home (I’m sorry to say) are liberals of one kind or another. Yes, even the Southern ones (sometimes especially the Southern ones). I saw maybe three avatars with the rainbow.

Maybe things aren’t quite as bad as they look.


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: July 1, 2015, 10:26 pm

I only created a Facebook account because some dipshit at work thought it would be great to promote the business on there…turned out to be perfectly useless. I didn’t put any usable information in there either…they *do* spy on you, totally. That ZZZZZuckberg puke makes my skin crawl.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 1, 2015, 10:31 pm

Guess what?

Badgers don’t do no steenking Facebook. We don’t hold with that Twitter thing, either.

I’d say they’re the work of the devil, but I don’t need to make any enemies just now and his Satanic Majesty would, I don’t doubt, take umbrage at such a suggestion.

Of course social media manipulates its users. It’s a herding device.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: July 1, 2015, 11:45 pm

Here comes the polygamy! http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/polygamous-montana-trio-applies-wedding-license-32162748

Comment from Pablo
Time: July 1, 2015, 11:52 pm

Some rainbows are more equal than others.


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 2, 2015, 12:42 am

Our current situation reminds me of a bit in “The Forever War” by Joe Haldeman. Government starts tweaking the humanity to automatically become homosexual in order to mitigate the population explosion. Of course in the book, this happens many thousands of years in the future. However, it certainly does seem as though the two dogmas are colliding to become a scary ideological Reese’s peanut butter cup

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: July 2, 2015, 12:58 am

You’ve got some special kind of anger over there!


Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 2, 2015, 1:44 am

I have Facebook and as an Army brat (isn’t my nic cute!), who has lived all over the world, it’s been a great way for me to connect/reconnect with people. I have many gay friends and some gay family members. I currently live in a deep blue area. I actually did the count. Less than 5% of my face book friends turned their avatars rainbow and only 1 of them was actually gay.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 2, 2015, 3:09 am

I saw an interesting article regarding some comments by John Waters’ movie director, (of Pink Flamingos fame). Essentially he says that “Being Gay isn’t enough anymore”; that is to say, it gave those who feel they don’t fit, and who want to celebrate their “outsiderness” an identity to assume. Now that gayness is becoming mainstream these people will have to find a new outsider identity. He also comments that Hollywood will lead (or follow) in this.
I found this interesting and insightful. First Hollywood drove happy and just like us Blacks (The Cosby Show, et al) then the next fad was happy and successful unwed mothers, then clever happy gays (who have had quite a long run, actually). The coming fad appears IMHO to be trans-sexuals, who after all, are really just like you and me -particularly if you are a girl, and me is a boy.

I am unsure why it is so important and easy to tear down the accepted social mores of a society, but I suppose it’s really nothing new. The cultural norm has been going to Hell since Sodom and Gomorrah two thousand years ago with periodic and regular repeats of the destruction of societies ever since. Eventually, in a hundred years or so, the round-head Puritans will get into power for a while, cut some heads off, and things will go underground (or back into the closet) for a hundred years.

I rather predict that the United States and Great Britian as we know them today will be gone by then though. The Anglo-Saxons have had their day on Planet Earth….

But, Fuck it. Let it burn.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 2, 2015, 7:32 am

I’ve been thinking a lot about that, Some Veg. The gay men I’ve know, being shocking and transgressive and very much NOT LIKE THE STRAIGHTS was a vitally important part of their identity. I’m surprised any of them wanted to go mainstream. In fact, I’m quite certain they did not — it was just about rubbing straights’ noses in it.

So…now what?

Not ready to give up on the Anglo Saxons, though. I think our variant of the geek gene is perfectly suited to our current technologies.

Comment from Dan Patterson
Time: July 2, 2015, 12:49 pm

It’s worse than you think. Pardon me for being a grouch but the spin of the left has yet to run out of momentum, propelled as it is by the “pointy-headed-oh-so-smarts” making piles of money on TV, speechifying, and operating some damned foundation or other. If not for the geographical logistics problem a secession move would have taken hold by now. The puny power of the ballot box gets us nothing but turn-coats (oops, Brit-Bashing trigger warning; so sorry) and wimps. Glen Beck be damned it is far too late to be nice, wait it all out, and fuel a grass-roots movement to infect the population with big smiles and warm hugs. How about a PAC that puts a big nasty asshole with a megaphone on the steps of every office in DC? “How did you get so damned rich?”, “Have you READ the fucking Constitution?”, “Who do you think you represent?”, screamed at the threshold of pain might get some attention.
I’ll start it. You have my email, so send a fella a dick, willya?

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 2, 2015, 6:11 pm

Feynmangroupie – I thought of Haldeman’s Forever War myself the other day. It makes sense for the progs to like the idea. Fewer kids means less carbon, right?

I’m just waiting for the cognitive dissonance to eventually make some heads explode. Give them half a chance and the muzzies will be hanging gays by their feet off the Golden Gate Bridge. How in the world will the media sockpuppets report on that?

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: July 2, 2015, 6:43 pm

Will the facebook let me overlay my avatar with a Confederate battle flag? (I’m not racist, nor do I sympathize with those who are… including professional racists like the esteemed Reverend Sharpton.) However, for me that flag has always been a symbol of rebellion. I’m wanting to rebel against the direction my society is headed in, lemming-like (no offense to weasels!), and against Militant Political Correctness.

Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: July 2, 2015, 6:56 pm

Saw a pickup truck this morning flying both a large US flag and a Confederate battle flag from the bed like a big F.U. to the SJWs. So, where in the deep South was this, you may ask? About 20 miles south of Boston (yes, the one in Massachusetts!)

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: July 2, 2015, 7:46 pm

Comment from Dan Patterson
Time: July 2, 2015, 12:49 pm

I think that you are an optimist, sadly. Even that level of UNcivil discourse is too late. One way or another it is going to be settled by kinetic means, and the issue is in doubt.

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: July 2, 2015, 6:43 pm

Not that I do FarceBook, but I would settle for being able to overlay with a Gadsden or a First Navy Jack flag. Not going to ever happen, though. Nothing but the Party Line allowed.

Comment from mojo
Time: July 2, 2015, 8:46 pm

“You must accept the program! Obey! Obey!”

Think not.

Comment from Dan Patterson
Time: July 2, 2015, 9:35 pm

I gotcher pro-gram. Right over here.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 2, 2015, 11:09 pm

@Subotai Bahadur – Coincidentally to your comment, I happen to be flying my First Navy Jack today in my front yard. I will alternate it with the Betsy Ross this weekend in celebration of Independence Day.

(I prefer the more modern Jack because I’m fond of the rattlesnake symbolism. One of these days I’ll get what was probably the actual first jack that’s just the 13 stripes.)

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