23 July, 2005

"Bobby G Ignores Will of the People"

The title refers to the poll below, in which not a single one of you has requested more about politics. It could be that you're more than a bit disgusted by my ranting after the Country ratified the 2000 election of "The Imbecile." It could also be that you're tired of hearing about politics. The former, I can understand. If it's the latter:
Get your head out of the sand!
Even if you, like Heather and Jack, (I still find it difficult to refer to them as friends when I recall that they did this) voted for The Imbecile, you still need to be aware that you're money and influence are being used to install a government in Iraq that is cozying up to terrorist sponsoring Iran. Yes, that's right, the blogger Billmon at Whiskey Bar called it:
"How would the folks back home feel if they knew their sons and daughters were getting limbs blown off so that Iraqi politicians could jaunt off to Tehran and say warm and fuzzy things about the crazy old man who gave us the Iranian hostage crisis? And what kind of surrealist cover story would the GOP propaganda machine come up with to convince the Fox News audience that fighting and dying to keep Khomeini lovers in power is really a good thing?"

How many of you knew that Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, on Sunday, laid a wreath on the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini and hailed what he called "a new chapter in brotherly ties" between Iran and Iraq? Did you hear that coverred in the mainstream media? Is it not important? I know that you all have lives, but is working the extral hour to buy dinner out really worth letting the world and this country move closer to serious dangerous action? I need to quote my favorite president here, President Andrew Shepherd:

America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

That seems even more important, now that your idiot congress is working to pass an amendment criminalizing flag-burning. As if that's important enough to ignore all of the myriad other bills which they could be considerring. You can make a difference. Read and act! Complacency and ignorance got Bush elected. They did it again 4 years later. They may overturn Roe vs. Wade. (That's a risk that a very liberal friend of mine looks forward to. He says that it's the most sure-fire way for "Soccer Moms" to realize the idiocy of their voting for a war monger like Bush to "make the world safer for their kids." ) Get out there and act. I plan on keeping the politics as part of this blog. If that offends, I really don't need you as a friend. If you're not part of the solution, you're a part of the problem. I don't have time for you in my life.

21 July, 2005


Where am I leaving?
I do not walk.
I do not fly.
I'm part of no herd of passers-by,
Destined for cubicles of office space.
How sad,
To be headed nowhere,
But to be certainly leaving.

Facing the Wrong Windows

Tonight, I watched "Facing Windows," and saw more than I'd anticipated. for quite a while, I've been facing windows (to get the metaphor, you might have to watch the film...It's worth it!). For much of that time, I'd forgotten who I am. I think that I'm beginning to remember who I am. It truly makes a difference in how I see life, and which window I see through. My trip should prove to be an awakening, in more ways than one. I intend to do a lot of writing. Maybe Tel Aviv will be my Paris, and I'll awaken the sleeping artist within.
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19 July, 2005

Stop Me If You've Heard This One...

A woman, in a hot air balloon, realized she was lost. She lowered her
altitude, and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me. Can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago. But, I don't
know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS, and replied, "You're in a hot air
balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet
above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes North latitude,
and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes West longitude.

She rolled her eyes, and said, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is
technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your
information. And, I am still lost. Frankly, you have not been much
help to me."

The man smiled, and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am!", replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well...", said the man, "You do not know where you are, or where you
are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity
of hot air. You made a promise, that you have no idea how to keep.
And, you expect me to solve your problem. You are in exactly the same
position you were in before we met. But somehow, now it's all my

You Guys Are Always Looking for the Racy Pics!

The question has been posed "If we buy you some of the clothing choices for your birthday, will you post pics on the blog?"
Of course! But that's good for any of the gifts. Personally, I think a pic of me dancing in the Aussiebum swimsuit on the DDR pad would be a fantastic pic, don't you? LOL.

17 July, 2005

For Me? You Shouldn't Have!

Well, Harry's and my birthday is coming up, and some of you have hinted about getting me presents. I know that I rarely even hint at what I want, but here's a list so that you don't have to ask! I've tried to include something in every price range, but remember...the more you spend, the more that I'll know that you love me!!! LOL.
Just click "HERE," or this entry's title to get to the list. If you wind up at the Froogle page, just do a search for a friend's list. For my email, use bobbywith@gmail.com my travelling email address.


Well, I'm a gamer, and I usually play characters who are True Neutral. It works...But what is my alignment in life? My results are below. Check your's out and get back to me!

I scored as Chaotic Good. A Chaotic Good person is someone who has little intrinsic respect for laws or authority, seeing them as insufficient to sustain what's right. These people work according to their own moral compass which, while good, is not necessarily always aligned with that of society. Despite their chaotic tendancies, these people are good at heart.

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True Neutral


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16 July, 2005


I need some help from someone out there. I need it now. You see, I'm addicted. That's right. No, I haven't started smoking again...it's much worse. You see, I could go to the gas station today and buy a pack of smokes. No, I'm addicted to a television series, "The 4400" to be specific.
The help that I ask for isn't weaning me off. I've already gone cold-turkey. The second season premiered June 5. Unfortunately, I couldn't tune in, as I was walking in the AIDS Walk to save lives. I don't know if it's being a completest or having to have the chance to solve mysteries on my own, but I can't watch episodes out of order. So, I ask all of you out there...
Does anyone have copies of the second season's episodes of "The 4400?"

10 July, 2005

Where We Came From

This weekend, I had the opportunity to watch an episode of "Tales of the City" with a friend. For those of you who don't know, "Tales of the City" is a mini-series based on a series of books by Armisted Maupin, ostensibly showcasing what life was like in San Francisco in the Heydays of the 70s. The teleplay is filled with A-list actors and received rave reviews when it aired, although many Red-state PBS stations didn't show it because of the gay subject matter.
My friend didn't "get" the show. He couldn't articulate why, but from the things that he was saying, I believe that it's a combination of two things. Firstly, there's the current rejection of Gay Identity. In today's climate, the younger "hip" generation of Abercrombie & Fitch clones have little respect or tolerance for camp or anything that smacks of Gay Identity. Secondly, he was just unaware of the culture of the 70s.
Now I was nowhere near San Francisco in the 70s, but I do know the disco culture. It was in the movies while I was growing up. The gay culture that I read about early in my life was that culture. Today's queers may try to run from it, mistakenly believing A&F more "manly" than terrycloth and corduroy , but that culture got us to where we are today. Hell, as everything is recycled, it should be coming back to us.