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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Carmen Goes Butch

Carmen rides in the LA Pride Parade while Bill Rosendahl can't figure out how to button up his shirt.
 Okay this blog has long been supportive of equality for gays and lesbians and was a member of Republicans Against 8 and strong advocate of marriage rights for same sex couples.   But do we really need hack politicians pandering to these people and quite frankly showing up in stereotypes that only depict a small percentage of actual gays and lesbians? The sad truth is that most of these LBGT organizations are positioned severely to the left and work to keep the community on the Democratic party plantation.  Despite the reality that many gays are quite conservative on fiscal and government matters.

I don't know if the Log Cabin Republican Club was part of this parade but assuming they were Carmen could have made a bolder statement to ditch the butch outfit and ride with them.  This would not only stand in opposition to the pervasive left wing dominance of so called LBGT civil rights organizations but a sure signal to troglodyte Republicans who must simply give up their hatred toward the Gay community, at least in California, in order to win and release us from the yoke of socialistic government policies.  Moderate Republicans in office such as Trutanich, Cooley, Smith, Zine, Baca, etc. should be speaking out louder for gay rights within the GOP and stop pandering to the liberals.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can you claim to be pro gay rights if you continue to wisecrack and write so condescendingly about them?

This goes hand in hand with your sometimes race baiting on the blog.

And sorry, but someone black in your family doesn't explain YOUR actions. It doesn't excuse away your hurtful, harmful words.

June 19, 2010 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why didn't Zine join them this year?

Last year he and Trutanuch rode on matching Harleys in matching butch attire, Jan Perry on the rear of Zine's hog.

Year before, Zine wore some leather get-up including a riding crop, did himself proud.

Rosendahl has no idea how ridiculous they look together. No one's paying attention to them in the crowd, what an embarrassment, the Clown hanging a cheezy tag with his city title on it, hanging for all to see. He oculdn't have at least ridden with the other dull officials on the city bus?

Who are they anyway? Garcetti and Gruel wisely skipped it this year, or ditched them to ride solo?

Today's papers feature resolution of the AEG-Jackson memorial costs, noting AEG will pay $1 million and the family another $300 even though there was no legal basis for the demand by Trutanich, which he admits to the Times after "exhaustive investigation," which cost us HOW MUCH?

Wendy??? How much did he "save" by wasting money on "proving" something that was unprovable from the start, because there was NO LAW requiring such payment at the time? So he was just showboating.

Both the Times and Daily News also note, he also threatened to arrest AEG's executives around the same time over signage issues at LA Live. Now, Trutanuch declares to the Times, he's happy with the million bucks and called Leiwike a fine human being and city citizen. (Hustling for donations, is he?)

And Perry. That was what, a month after she rode with Trutanuch in last year's parade?

June 19, 2010 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At least he's got pants on under those chaps!

June 19, 2010 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Trutanich was registered as a Decline to State. Can you check this out?

June 19, 2010 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam has a point. This is the same as Riordan showing up to Cinco De Mayo wearing a sombrero and serape.

June 20, 2010 12:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Beginning your post by pointing out your past support of gay rights is like saying, "Some of my closest friends are black people."
And in spite of your support of gay rights, the Republican party as a whole has been disdainful of gays for generations, and as a party continues to be bigoted towards the group - citing any sort of "plantation" is stunningly arrogant in this context.
More importantly, Trutanich is riding his motorcycle in a gay pride parade wearing stereotypical biker clothes and you're calling him "butch"? What other slurs do you like to use against your political opponents?

June 20, 2010 1:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This would be like Tom LaBonge showing up to Black History Month in a Buckwheat wig.

June 20, 2010 3:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:35 fails to admit or is keeping silent that the Democratic Party does keep their minority base on the plantation. Since when is supporting Hamas a gay rights issue?

June 20, 2010 3:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where was Huisar and Reyes? They would have made a great couple in the parade.

June 20, 2010 6:59 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I voted YES on 8 and I will do it again - every time it comes up on the ballot.

What gays fail to understand is that they don't have the right to force society to redefine the definition of marriage on their terms. Period.

They already have Constitutional protections.
The right to inherit property, visit loved ones in a hospital, etc...etc...
If they feel they are being denied certain rights, they should fight for those in court. Those individual discriminations would not stand up as they violate personal rights.

The gays don't have the right to dictate terms to society as a whole.

Religious people feel that gay marriage is a corruption of their faith. A threat. They will fight the concept of gay marriage forever.

Gays would be doing themselves a favor if they gave up on the concept of gay marriage.

Most of society is willing to accept a "civil union" or "domestic partner" certificate instead.

That would not violate the dogma of Judeo-Christian ideology.

June 20, 2010 7:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why wouldn't La Bonge and Toot-Toot- Meself-Too-Much show up at Black History month in Buckwheat hats?

Janice Hahn wore a cooley straw hat to some Asian ethnic event, with Antonio in some Chinese silk robe - and as for La Bonge, anything would be an improvement over his riding and hiking attire.

Rosendahl's the only one who "belongs" there but he doesn't, really - funny how even he manages to look like he's in the wrong costume.

Appearing with
Toot-Me-Toot he's a hoot, and look at his hands! Do the officials on the bus look embarrassed, or like they're jealous of their attention? Why are we paying for these people to embarrass our city so they can preen?

June 20, 2010 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When politicians play dress up for special events it's embarassing. It isn't a way to honor the community that invited themn, and frankly they look silly. Remember the photo of Dukakis in the tank? It just wasn't believable.

But it would have been fun to see Antonio sitting courtside at the Lakers game in a basketball uniform or with his face painted purple and gold?

June 20, 2010 10:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bill Rosendahl is "openly" gay.
Paul Koretz is "openly" fat.
Jan Perry is "openly" corrupt.
Richard Alarcon is "openly" sleazy.
Wendy Greuel is "openly" ambitious.
AV "openly" doesn't give a shit.
Eric Garcetti is "openly" inept.
Greig Smith is "openly" checked out.
Janice Hahn is "openly" stupid.

June 20, 2010 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If American society gave civil union equal legal protections, the issue might become moot. Gays could then get married in churches which honor their choice, and it could be separate from legal marriage/ state.

BUT in fact things like healthcare insurance, even whose called next of kin, survivor benefits, are tied to legal marriage. As are tax breaks.

These should be changed so people, gay and straight, shouldn't feel obliged to be married for financial or legal benefits.

Forcing such marriages is also bad for straights who have platonic marriages but can't afford to divorce.

June 21, 2010 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh god Michael, you sound like the old fogies back when blacks and whites weren't allowed to get married.

June 22, 2010 12:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael said: "But do we really need hack politicians pandering to these people"

These people? Really?

"The sad truth is that most of these LBGT organizations are positioned severely to the left and work to keep the community on the Democratic party plantation."

The sad truth is that most of "these" LBGT organizations are mindless slaves to the Democratic party, who are the party of slave owners? WTF? Is that what you're trying to say?


Really, if you're gonna say stupid shit like that, you might as well not say anything at all because you come off sounding backwards. Srsly. I mean, I know you mean well, but Jeesus, it sounds so fucking condescending and patronizing. It was painful reading it.

Just like Red Spot after the June 8 election when he was calling out the gay community for being suckers (OH MY GAWD, that was too much, really)... really, you shouldn't comment on LBGT issues on this blog if all you're gonna do is talk down to the community.

Ooops, I mean "those people"


June 22, 2010 1:32 PM  

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