Thursday, January 22, 2009

Delete Will Do Me No Good

It seems that Clemo and I could both use an introductory course in the delete key today. Whoops.

Also seems as though I was wrong about POTUS' LGBT stance. JRH pushed me a little and I admitted to not doing a ton (any) research. So I went off and did a little research, if by research you mean IM'd Audio Girl and asked her what the dude stood for. She popped me over to the official Probama (tm. Me) site's section about such things.

Lots of good gravy in that list. I hope he's able to make strides with it. (Mmmm, walking in gravy. I'm hungry.) I'm interested in why they chose to put "Empower Women to prevent HIV/AIDS" in the LGBT issues section but perhaps it also shows up in other places. I haven't fully explored the site yet. So, I'll keep working on it but I figured if we all had the link we could cover the ground a lot faster. Feel free to tell me a bunch of stuff I don't know. I'll do the same for you.

(OK, while linking things I did find a Women section on the site and it also includes the HIV/AIDS info. I feel I better understand now.)


  1. We've all like cats on hot tin roofs right now!
    We want the man to do well because it means our country will do well.
    But the only way for the man to do well is for us to help him.
    Its a different speed than the one we've been using for W. That man has been driving about 25mph hour for the last eight years and we've all been passing him with our horns blaring and our middle fingers raised!
    And I agree with you about enjoying the new light... basking in the hope.
    I don't know if you've read the books Obama has written. They are truly delicious on audio.
    And I heard yesterday that if we really want to know what to expect from him Administration to read Team of Rivals. Its about Abe Lincoln. It might have been a shameless plug. But I do know that Obama has some serious Abe love so it wouldn't surprise me.

  2. Yeah, I wasn't sure what you were getting at with the anti-gay stuff. Being against gay marriage is pro forma for politicians who aren't (or don't want to be) considered nutjobs, even as they proclaim how much they're for gay rights.

    So Obama does the dance around it, like everybody else. "I'm all for equal rights. But you have to call it something else." Unfortunately, this IS something done for expedience's sake. I hope he has the guts to get over it someday and make a stand for true equality.

  3. Cool! Thanks so much! You and AG are the best!

  4. Did you catch his victory speech in November?

    "Its the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."

    I was pleasantly surprised to hear him give a shout out to gay people.

  5. Anonymous10:20 PM

    I already commented on your "Obama is anti-gay" statement on your previous post - before seeing this post.

    What is disturbing to me, having just gone to the site with Obama's agenda (which you linked to), is that Obama's "Energy and the Environment" agenda does not include a single environmental issue that is not connected to energy. After having 8 years of massive environmental damage at the hands of the previous president, there are a lot of VERY serious environmental issues that need to be addressed. I know he'll be much better than Bush on environmental issues - it would be hard not to be - and I'm very happy that Obama is addressing the energy issues, but considering the fact that he seems to think that "clean" coal actually exists, and that he stated that Americans aren't going to apologize for our [environment destroying] way of life, I'm a bit concerned. (And I know that's a paraphrase, and I know he said that in the context of national security, but still...)

  6. Yeah I was very wrong. JRH, actually AG is the best, I'm just the girl tugging on her sleeve begging, "Will you do my homework for me? Please? PLEASE? PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!????!?!?"