The Fall of Falwell.

Rev. Jerry Falwell is dead.

A little bit of hate left the world today, leaving a little good in it’s place. I don’t hate a lot of people. I don’t even hate the people against same-sex marriage. Bush comes close, but there’s only moments when I truly despise him. It’s not that I hate, it’s that I don’t understand them. I just don’t know, and I don’t even know how to try.

But that man had more hate in his body than the whole U.S. nation. I don’t think it was heart failure. I think that hate finally left such a negative impact on his heart that it killed him. Negativity will do that.

The sun is just a little bit brighter today.

Web design survey.

survey I forgot to mention this earlier when it first came out, but I kept forgetting. A List Apart is running a survey for webdesigners and web enthusiasts to find out more about the people who use the internet. It ends May 22nd, so you might want to go over and fill it out. It’s 18 pages, but only a few questions per page so it goes by fast. You can fill it out here.

There are a lot more Web designers than people think. Even though it’s known as the “The profession that dare not speak its name,” it is getting hotter and hotter as it rises in the job market. Jeffrey Zeldman has more to say on that here along with information on this survey.

So yeah, if you’re reading this blog (or any blog really), then you’re probably the kind of person who should take this survey.

Pomegranate green tea is good. Life update.

I’m going to quickly mention that it’d be worth a look at the comments of my last post (on the Matthew Shepard Act) because there is a really interesting conversation between myself and Joshua. We both have some really good points and I enjoyed that. So I thought I’d mention it.

I actually don’t have a lot to write about right now. I haven’t been keeping up with my usual news reports because my life is currently being taken up by drag practice. The drag show is this Friday with a second showing on Saturday, which happens to be my birthday. So I’ll be exhausted and sleeping during the day I’m sure. I have had sometime for WoW, but not nearly enough and my warlock is still only lvl 24 (and she’s been that way for awhile). Not enough time at all.

Since there isn’t much to say, I’ll leave you with this little message: Life’s short. Get a divorce.

Political Babble about the Matthew Shepard Act.

If any of you are familiar with Fair Wisconsin, then you probably already know this.

On May 3, the House of Representatives voted 237-180 in favor of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. This act is also more commonly known as the Matthew Shepard Act. It includes protection for gay, lesbian and transgender individuals who are victims of hate crimes, which is something that should have long been included in law enforcement. It’s sad that it has only now come into play.

This bill is now being sent over to the Senate, which is thought to have enough democratic support to be passed. Unfortunately, the conservatives (or most) are pushing for President Bush to veto it if voted in favor of. Since we have all know how the President feels about this, it will most likely happen.

But what can we do to stop him? Fair Wisconsin and its allies are calling on Bush to meet with the families of those who have suffered from hate crimes due to sexuality and gender. There are action networks being created all over the country, and if you just look for your state’s GLBT support group, I’m sure you’ll find a way to help out.

So why would people want to stop a hate crime bill from being passed? Oh I suppose that means they can’t say prejudice things against gay people! Oh what a pitty. Many conservative groups are afraid that this is going to take away their rights in saying hurtful things to those they oppose. Uh huh.

You know, sometimes I find it really hard to understand the world.

What is your definition of equality?

Another one bites the dust. Political Rant.

There are times when I feel like this country takes giant steps backwards. The US is suppose to be a progressive country right? Is it? I think that’s seriously up for debate. But I think that’s something that should be looked at more thoroughly than what I have time for right now. But here’s a small example:

“A group of Gig Harbor High School students staged a protest during class hours Monday, criticizing the school’s use of video cameras that caught two girls kissing and holding hands.

“As many as four dozen students risked an unexcused absence to call attention to what they said was discrimination against lesbian students.

“Some called for Keith Nelson, the dean of students, to be fired for showing the video to the parents of one of the girls in February. The parents of that girl, a junior, withdrew her from school. She’s now attending at a campus outside the district.”

Article from The News Tribune: Students skip classes to Protest.

I don’t understand this. They would never show a tape of a boy and a girl kissing, despite what the principal would say. I’m sure there have been dozens of kisses in that lunchroom and this is the first time something like this has happened for the soul reason of it being a kiss between two girls. Not only is this horrible for their own privacy, but this is a step back in treating people equally; and this includes enforcing rules on everyone. Not just those who swim outside the mainstream of society’s norms.

You know, schools should be a safe place. Not one where you have to fear discrimination from your own teacheres. Apparently the dean isn’t even being fired, just relocated, and the school administrators aren’t even admitting that it was because of this situation.

Privacy shouldn’t have to come with a price.

May is here & the drag show!

The weather is still fluctuating here in good old Northern Wisconsin. It’s May, but it barely feels like it, though we have had a few good showers. Winter term is over, Spring Break came and went (and was fantastic and spent with my family and my girlfriend), and now May is here and along with it, Spring Term. Which means two classes: Dreams and Dreamwork and Wilderness Navigation.

Both are what exactly they sound like. So this month I will be dreaming about getting lost in the woods. Wonderful.

May also means Drag season. Drag practices start tonight (in a half an hour) and will be continuous until May 18th, the night of the show. May 19th happens to be my birthday which I will spend with my girl who got the weekend off of work so she could be with me.

For Drag, I’m going to do Michael Buble’s version of “Fever” and something else, though I’m not sure what. I am also in the boi band (the one with the good hair), and tonight we’ll be practicing “Everybody” and I’ll come out of it with grapefruit-size bruises on my knees since that’s how it always is. Ah the pains of being anemic.

I’ve missed this spring-feel. The wonderful smells and the much anticipated signs of green. May is my favorite month. This, however, is going to be a busy one though because I’m currently in the process of packing and moving to Superior. Do I really have this much stuff? Where did it all come from? How much can you really fit into a cubicle-sized dorm room? Apparently a lot. Most of which will be going into storage so I don’t take up the entirity of Tiff’s place. I hate moving, but it’s for a good cause.

I hope everyone has a fantastic May. What are your plans for the month?