All posts for the day June 28th, 2009

Sarah Palin Defines Socialism Sideways (And The Rest Of Today’s Scritti Politti)

Published June 28, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Sarah Palin Defines Socialism Sideways (And The Rest Of Today’s Scritti Politti)

I like naive people and when they open their mouths the confirm their ignorance @AKGovSarahPalin is one person who seemingly fits this label. The Gov when interviewed by and equality ill informed Sean Hannity discussed Socialism well she endeavoured to give definition, the text of which is cited in this entry and if you follow the link to Huffy, they include the actual video.


PALIN: We are the only state with a negative tax rate where we don’t have any income, sales or property tax statewide, and yes we have a share of our oil resource revenue that goes back to the people that own the resources. Imagine that.

This is an example of universal wealth redistribution Gov it is elemental socialism.

HANNITY: And it went up higher since you’ve been the governor and you negotiated with the oil companies. That all went up so people get a bigger check.

Therefore, the Gov is a competent socialist with the support of capitalist industry

PALIN: There was a corrupt tax system up there and we had a couple of lawmakers end up in jail because of the tax system that was adopted so we cleaned it up and said we wanted a fair and equitable share of the resources that we own, and the people will share in those resource revenues that are derived.

Conclusion the Gov successfully advocated for and established an equitable universal wealth redistribution system.

(A few minutes later…)

PALIN: If Americans aren’t paying attention, unfortunately our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize. Certainly that is so far from what the founders of our country had in mind for us.

I am not sure what this meant, however were the founder as an effective socialist as the Gov?

HANNITY: Socialism?

Light bulb moment

PALIN: Well… that is where we are headed.

Gov if that is where the rest of the country is heading, Alaska is already there and it seems you are very proud of that fact.


The moral of this example being before you talk on a topic, know what you are actually talking on and who said if the GOP got in America would be lost.

Matthew Gallaway: The GLBT Washington Bridge Project

Published June 28, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Matthew Gallaway: The GLBT Washington Bridge Project

Please follow the link it is a brilliant piece of poetry, that speaks to the writer’s personal view on life. The piece includes a number of pictures that ad some colour, but the text paints a better picture than any camera could. It is our story both as individuals and a community,  in that we may seek acceptance, but sometimes we think about how it could have been and then realise we only won’t to be who we are as human beings.

TThe GLBT Washington Bridge Project

Happy ‘Pride’ every1!
Feel like a better word might b ‘relief’ tho
If u think how much ‘shittier’ life would b if u were str8
I’m not saying u have 2 ‘suck ___’ or whatevs 2 b ‘geigh’
It’s more like a way of looking at the world
And not being afraid 2 see it through ‘different eyes’ (via heavy ‘satch’ on photoshop)
And 2 tell ur ‘truth’ (via Richard Rorty)
It’s kinda like whether u wanna b ‘mainstm or alt’ (via Carles)

Sometimes wish I could have been more main$tream
And worked at Goldman/AIG/JP Morgan
So I could have ‘chilled in the burbs’ and believed in god/capitalism (via Costco)
Instead of feeling like a ‘fggt/foreigner’ in my own country (via life in Wahi/Prez Obama)

But don’t want 2 have 2 many regrets
Just want 2 own my past
2 make it seem like I ‘willed it’
Instead of the other way around

Do you recognise this story?


Published June 28, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

I have been thinking about MJ since hearing of his death, while I would not consider myself a fan, but he does have my respect as an innovative artist. The impact of this creativity on pop culture cannot be denied and more particularly on our community. MJ was an enigma in every sense of the word, his behaviour and worldview has been the focus for much criticism over the years, amped up from time-to-time by the media seeking to make copy. I do not claim to have a great insight on MJ other than to feel sad that he spent a lifetime in pain, abused, used and accused by others from early childhood. Like all children he only sort acceptance, the love every person seeks to enable us to become not only human but a man but was denied. This situation led to the development of a child/man who acted out the life created by cruel circumstance. Although his lived experience like all of us would have fuelled his creativity, which we should, be truly grateful. The lost boy now rest in peace no longer can his persecutors hurt him.