Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gay Rights and New Jersey

Haven't posted in a long time. Haven't needed to, really. Been recuperating from my surgery and re-adapting to my daily schlepp from central NJ to Manhattan and back.

Since last we talked, New Jersey voted out Jon Corzine (D) as governor and voted in Chris Christie (R). Anti-gay marriage Chris Christie. Anti-gay everything Chris Christie.

Here's what you need to know about politicians.

1. They lie.
2. They are opportunists who will promise you anything (or at least allude to promising you something) in exchange for your undying love, devotion, cold hard cash and vote.
3. They will repeatedly pull the rug out from under you and/or throw you under the nearest bus in order to keep you in a state of neediness so as to guarantee their re-election, time after time after time.

Look. Here's how it works. Let's say, for a moment, that you're the American Cancer Society. You're not REALLY interested in finding a cure for cancer. You're REALLY interested in making a living PRETENDING to look for a cure for cancer (keep those cards and checks coming!)

And that's how it is with gay rights and Democrats. They're not REALLY interested in getting us our rights. They're only interested in making a LIVING by PRETENDING to care about getting us our rights. A living they do not want to lose. Even if it means a couple (or a lot) of us get beat up or killed now and then.

And we're idiots if we imagine, for one second, that it's any other way.

In the words of the immortal Norm on "Cheers", "it's a dog eat dog world, Sammy, and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear."

And so are you.


Alan said...

lol. I suppose it is true, but how depressing. hope you are having a happy thanksgiving weekend, Ron.

JoyZeeBoy said...

ALAN! I had a blind date today. You would've been proud of me. I don't think we clicked, but at least I went out there and tried.

Oh, and Thanksgiving was great (at my sisters). I also got to a theater department reunion in Delaware last night. It was nice to see all these people so many years later.

Yup, it was a very good week.

And I hope that you had a good Thanksgiving, too.

Alan said...

thanks, hon. I quit my library job which had become impossible. going to apply for ssdi and dabbling in freelancing. things have certainly been better, but thanks for the thought hon.

JoyZeeBoy said...

I'll put out loving vibes that you get what you need and find peace of mind.

I think that's all any of us really want.

~ Sil in Corea said...

Yes, I agree on what we all really want. Needs met and serenity sound really good to me. I discovered a while ago that I can't expect people to read my mind, though. So, today I finally got around to asking one of my adult students for a referral to a good dentist, and then had the gall to ask her to go with me and make sure I got my needs met. ;-)

Hugs from Asia, ~ Sil

JoyZeeBoy said...

Excruciating, isn't it? Asking for help? I know. I know.

Good luck with the dentist and let me know how it goes, okay?