Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fascism and Gays

Remember when Mr. Garrison tells the boys:

Gay people, well, gay people are EVIL, evil right down to their cold black hearts which pump not blood like yours or mine, but rather a thick, vomitous oil that oozes through their rotten veins and clots in their pea-sized brains which becomes the cause of their Nazi-esque patterns of violent behavior.

Well actually maybe there is something that goes beyond the hot leather boots.


From Johann Hari:

The twisted truth is that gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was – including the gay-gassing, homo-cidal Third Reich. With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past thirty years have been gay. It’s time to admit something. Fascism isn’t something that happens out there, a nasty habit acquired by the straight boys. It is – in part, at least – a gay thing, and it’s time for non-fascist gay people to wake up and face the marching music.

Along with Adolf Hitler, Rohm was the founding father of Nazism. … He believed that gay people were superior to straights, and saw homosexuality as a key principle of his proposed Brave New Fascist Order.

You could call it ‘Queer as Volk’: they preached that gay men were the foundation of all nation-states and represented an elite, warrior caste that should rule. They venerated the ancient warrior cults of Sparta, Thebes and Athens.

Four Weeks Later, 3/4s of AIG Bailout – Poof! – Gone



The troubled insurance giant American International Group already has consumed three-quarters of a federal $123 billion rescue loan, a little more than a month after the government stepped in to save the company from bankruptcy. AIG has borrowed $90.3 billion from the Federal Reserve‘s credit line as of yesterday, the bulk of it to pay off bad bets the company made in guaranteeing other firms’ risky mortgage investments. That’s up from roughly $83 billion AIG had borrowed a week ago, and the $68 billion level it reached a week before that. The news comes as the company’s new chief executive warned Wednesday that the government’s financial lifeline may not be enough to keep AIG afloat.

Dude, You’re Gettin’ a Douche


From Jezebel:

In the commercial for the product (embedded after the jump), a gorgeous woman of ambiguous ethnicity sits by a fountain as Frenchy-French accordian music plays. She says, “I’d like to talk about a problem most women don’t like to talk about. Vaginal odor.” Uh-oh! The camera cuts to the clasped hands of a man and woman, with two glasses of red wine. The model continues, “Millions of women suffer from it. It’s embarrassing, and it can hurt your love life. In Europe, we use the water rinse of a bidet to solve some of the problem. You can solve the problem completely! With Waterworks, a natural water therapy.” Lady, just admit it: It’s a douche.

Obama’s First War

Counterpunch looks at a quote from Biden:

I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden went on. He mentioned the Middle East and Russia. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.

That makes me feel so warm and toasty.

New York City Council Extends Term Limits for Michael Bloomberg

He’s awfully grabby:

Bloomberg, a former Wall Street trader and self-made billionaire who was elected in 2001 and again in 2005, wants to run again on grounds that his financial experience will be valuable in guiding the city through lean fiscal times ahead. The 51-member council voted 29 to 22 to approve the measure. In 1993 and 1996, New Yorkers voted to limit the mayor and other city officials to two four-year terms. A Quinnipiac University poll on Tuesday found 89 percent of voters say a referendum, not a council vote, should decide the issue.