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Sponsored by Rick Santorum's gay dog, Puccini, who's little but hugely pissed at the GOP's ridiculous crotch-sniffing ways.

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~~~~~~Puccini~~~~~~

Cheers, thanks and love from me to all the gay teachers, librarians, clergy, coaches, neighbors, family and friends for being who you were & are in every sense of the word: totally human, totally humane, and totally divine! That goes for Innies or Outies both, who do what you have to to be true to yourself, and share the best in yourself with others. Thanks for fostering a more diverse, intelligent, and compassionate society. Over to you, Puccini ...

Puccini sends Jeers to one of the Gayest. Administrations. Ever, hiding behind the most Homophobic. Agenda. Ever. Please, cast off your legacy of shame and learn meaning of Pride.

Puccini sends Jeers to the GOP's Capo di Tutti Frutti for swanning in front of handpicked audiences, chosen for supeficial diversity but de facto conformity, and the guarantee they wouldn't jeer during the performance -- or react other than according to the script. That's not Pride, it's Arrogance.

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Shown: another stock-still cookie cutter audience doing its frame-filling duty for the Potemkin Presidency. (06/09/05))

Puccini sends Cheers to Toronto, for fully living up to its status as the most diverse city in the world. Toronto's Pride Week is the largest event of its kind in Canada and among the three largest gay and lesbian celebrations in the world. Toronto's Pride: 25 years and counting! is for everyone to enjoy.

Puccini sends Cheers to the Blue Jays and other major league teams for celebrating diversity the way it's meant to be:

TORONTO ... Scott Thompson has agreed to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on the Blue Jays Pride Night versus the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 23 at 7:07 p.m [...] in support of Toronto's Pride Week. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales in a special field level seating area will be donated to the organizing committee for Pride Toronto. ...

Thompson, formerly a member of the popular comedy troupe "The Kids in the Hall," is currently the host of My Fabulous Gay Wedding airing across the country on Global Television. [...]

According to ... gaybaseballdays.com, run by Toronto's own Mark Kari, the Blue Jays are one of six teams in Major League Baseball to host an event or promotion in the 2005 season aimed specifically to the gay and lesbian community. The others are the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. (OutOntario 06/09/05)

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L: Heterosexual drama queen and dog fancier Rick Santorum
R: Dean Jones as the Wilby Daniels/Elwood man-dog in The Shaggy D.A.

Jeers to reproductive medievalists like US District Judge Gary Taylor for his regressive and downright medieval view of what marriage means, by saying that denying reproductive rights and personal freedoms ...

[...] served government interests by promoting a traditional definition of marriage as between a man and woman.

"The court finds it is a legitimate interest to encourage the stability and legitimacy of what may reasonably be viewed as the optimal union for procreating and rearing children by both biological parents," Taylor wrote.

"Because procreation is necessary to perpetuate humankind, encouraging the optimal union for procreation is a legitimate government interest," Taylor added. "Encouraging the optimal union for rearing children by both biological parents is also a legitimate government interest." [...]

Taylor abstained from addressing California's ban on same-sex marriages as the National Center for Lesbian Rights had requested in joining the lawsuit.(06/16/05 Reuters / Christie)

Optimal? Sez who? The Jeerable moral medievalists who want to make government a fertility-enforcing body? If they wanted to walk their moral values walk, they'd outlaw marriage between men and women who don't intend to (or can't) procreate. They'd introduce measures to prevent deadbeat parents from remarrying if children from previous unions weren't fully provided for. They'd criminalize divorce between couples who have children younger than adult age to raise. And they'd respect the spousal decisions made by Michael Schiavo to carry out the wishes of his late wife Terri, by ending this nightmare of political grandstanding continued today by blithering asshole Jeb Bush

So Cheers to those who thwart narrow definitions of couples and families by what genitalia bump together and prove that people who commit to loving and respecting each other for the long haul is what family's all about.

Meet Rev. Troy Perry.

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UPDATE:crossposted at The BooTrib

Originally posted to Peanut on Mon Jun 20, 2005 at 02:14 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Really good! (none)
    And reccomended!
  •  Accepting diversity is a true 'moral value' (4.00)
    I was late to the party at Aabshier's image- and critter-rich C&J Monday, and my post was getting ungainly, so here it is in a diary.

    I'm proud to send some love to the gay role models I had growing up who taught a straight kid like me that being honest and respecting others for who they were -- even in the face of flak -- was more rewarding than conformity for the sake of ease. Happy Pride, all!

  •  Thank youuuuuuu (none)
    This is the fourth gay-themed diary I've recommended today.  It's not that I am issue driven or indiscriminate (they are all excellent) it's just that I have PRIDE!!!!!!
    •  And Dean Jones has no shame! (none)
      Going by his checkered movie career, anti same-sex marriage shill and marital medievalist Dean Jones seems to promote an awful lot of unions between a man and an anything. His relationship with Herbie, the Love Bug, seems kind of creepy in that context.

      (Herbie: Fully Loaded, which opens this week, is a remake of The Love Bug, which starred Dean Jones.)

      I'm not sure what the Washington Times is suggesting in this review, but it doesn't strike me as one bit wholesome.

      "Without a real car, I'm only half a man," sighed Dean Jones at a turning point in the original Herbie movie, "The Love Bug" (1968). But Herbie doesn't like to have his manhood slighted. He drives off into the San Francisco night feeling suicidal. With a moody musical score reminiscent of 1940s film noir, the producers milked the faux-seriousness of a man/car love story to maximum effect.

      However, Hollywood knew what it was doing. Viewers would leave the theater with a feel-good message: It's not what's under the hood, it's what's in the heart. The movie gently teased the testosterone-soaked 1950s of V-8 engines and tail fins designed like turbojets, Greased Lightning street races and Detroit's muscular mantra that bigger is always better. ((06/17/05 Washington Times / Sullivan)

      Herbie has a dark past and Dean Jones, a really questionable filmography:

      Possible Man-Machine Couplings
      Herbie, the Love Bug (1982)
      Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
      Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The (1995)
      The Love Bug(1968)

      Possible Extra-species Couplings
      That Darn Cat (1997)
      The Shaggy D.A.(1976)
      The Chicago Teddy Bears(1971)
      The $1,000,000 Duck(1971)
      The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit(1968)
      Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
      The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
      That Darn Cat! (1965)

      Possible Pornography
      Scrooge and Marley (2001)
      Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
      Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1973)
      Ensign O'Toole (1962)
      Torpedo Run (1958)
      Imitation General (1958)
      Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
      The Rack (1956) (uncredited)
      Opposite Sex, The (1956) (uncredited)
      Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
      Bachelor Girl Apartment (1966) (UK)

  •  Barking mad (none)
    props to Puccini, and to great gay role models for straight and gay kids.

    But please, begs Rick, won't you think of the puppies?!

    Santorum digs up Adolf and the ADL says it stinks

    KINDER AND GENTLER. In the wake of the hubbub over the Hitler remark, Santorum apparently felt he needed to put a shine on his kinder, gentler side. His office sent out a stack of news releases touting his efforts on behalf of children and puppies.

    "As the proud owner of a two-year-old German shepherd named Schatzie, it is disturbing to see the number of breeders who are careless in their responsibilities of breeding dogs in a healthy and humane environment," Santorum said.

    WWSS?  Sniff, sniff . . . I smell a future canine-channeled C&J!

  •  I should hunt for them and link ... (none)
    I didn't see any so I thought I'd post one.

    I'll poke around and add what links I find in an Update. (If you have the links handy, I'd be much obliged if you posted them!)

  •  Great Diary! (none)
    I would have rec'd ANYway, on both subject and quality [and I've yet to see one of your posts that I disagreed with], but then to find out that you are straight! Dude, you are really special. Thank you for existing.

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