Saturday, December 10, 2011

Via a Facebook posting:

Rick Perry Ashamed

Via JMG: TODAY: SantaCon 2012

At this writing hundreds of hammered Santas are staggering through Manhattan in their annual pub crawl dubbed SantaCon. Bars, pubs, and nightclubs along the designated routes are making donations to Toys For Tots.

Organizers warn: "Don ye now your gay apparel! Anyone caught attending Santacon without a FULL costume will be pelted with reindeer droppings and receive coal in their stocking. Simply wearing a Santa hat is not acceptable." Also noted in the amusing set of rules: "Food will be collected at the start point by elves in leather thongs and delivered to the Food Bank for NYC."

Follow SantaCon on Twitter for photos and merriment.

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Via JMG: VIDEO: Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Final Arguments In Proposition 8

Below is the full hearing from Thursday. The first clip covers the argument against releasing the trial tapes. The second clip covers the argument that Judge Vaughn Walker should have recused himself for being gay. Both clips are highly instructive as to the vitriolic lengths our enemies are willing to go in their campaign of oppression.

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Today in Weird and Creepy Bahaí Video: A Grievous Error

Via JMG: MAP: Gay Oppression In Africa


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Scott Fujita for Americans for Marriage Equality

Via JMG: FRC Applauds Perry's Anti-Gay Hate

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Via JMG: Pentagon: Calm Down Wingnuts, It'll Still Be Against The Rules To Fuck Horses

After a week of nonstop wingnut dumbassery, today the Pentagon was forced to issue a clarification on the potential repeal of the military's ban on sodomy.
Conservative groups are upset over a proposed change in the defense bill that would eliminate Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The code states that any person who engages in "unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy." Those found guilty of sodomy would be subject to court martial. The Pentagon said in a statement Friday that all animal abuse, including bestiality, would be considered "prejudicial to good order and discipline" and covered by another section of the military code. Court martial would still be in order.
We'll stand by for retractions from Family Research Council, PETA, Liberty Counsel, etc. Checks watch....

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Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma December 10, 2011

The Precepts

To be sure, as humans with a short life span, we cannot know the long-term results of our actions. But recognizing that what we say and do can have repercussions for months, years, or eons, and that we cannot know the “final” outcome of something we think, do or say, Buddhism, like all other major religions, has developed a set of precepts. The precepts have been compared to dikes in a rice field. They hold back and channel the rushing water of our passions so that our life is not flooded, so that smaller and more helpless creatures are not harmed and the harvest of our life’s efforts is not ruined. These precepts prohibit those actions that have a bad outcome and cause harm to ourselves or others almost all of the time.
- Jan Chozen Bays, "What the Buddha Said About Sexual Harassment"
Read the entire article in the Tricycle Wisdom Collection