Sunday, June 7, 2009

My knees are too old for this soapbox climbing $hit!

Everybody go check out my very first Treasury at Etsy! Show me some lovin' so I get some free advertising - the more you click on the items I've selected, the more popular I become! And YOU get to see the awesomeness that is Etsy, and become tempted to buy!

So elsewhere, on the mysie's soapbox front...

I'm looking into becoming a blogging contributor at The Gay Atheist website.

OMG, why didn't anyone think of this sooner? I'm not bisexual, I'm biromantic! Awesome!! :)

Here's a great pic about Vermont getting ready to make same-sex marriage legal.

This is an awesome little video (3 minutes) giving advice on how to tell someone they've said something racist (or sexist, homophobic, etc)

That blog post had a comment about this article.A political cartoon is stirring controversy as being racist and insensitive. It "depicts Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a strung-up pinata that President Obama is inviting Republicans to whack."

While I see what the Latinas quoted in the story are talking about, I'm going to have to side with the artist and the publishing newspaper on this one. Because it's satire. Spot-on satire at that.

Racism would be Sotomayer as a pinata with sombrero while quoting her or saying something about her. But this cartoon isn't about her - it's about people's reaction to her.

Specifically, it's pointing out that while President Obama may not have chosen her because of her heritage, it was definitely an important factor in at least the consideration stage. So Obama himself is partly responsible for race being such a large issue during her nomination process. The Republicans are there as Elephants because they cry foul at Obama allowing affirmative-action on a national level. Personally, I'm surprised that the elephants aren't a little angry or blood-thirsty looking. I guess they look a bit confused because although the party is opposed to her nomination, they don't know how to voice that without seeming racist. Then there is the media represented by all the cameras and microphones. That represents how hungry they are to report such a spectacle. And so finally, Sotomayor is dressed as a pinata because everyone around her has reduced her to nothing more than her race.

I believe that the artist, Chip Bok, has made a very eloquent statement about the idiocy of this whole subject by pointing out how ridiculously one-dimensional everyone involved has become.

And FUCK I can't believe that I've painted The Republicans as fair and Obama as a dick. Worse, I can't believe I believe it's true. Saint Obama, what's up with you?!