No big grand literary musings today, sorry. I know you’re heartbroken.
If you’re in the mob and you have a little ED problem, who do you go to? A crooked doctor, that’s who.
It’s been gay scandal after gay scandal. First you have Guckert/Gannon, White House correspondent-slash-call boy, then Spongebob, and now the mayor of Spokane. This story also has parallels with the Michael Jackson trial, in that the main concern isn’t Mayor James West’s sexual orientation, but the accusations that he molested two boys during his tenure as a Scout Leader in the 70s. There’s a technical difference between a pederast and a homosexual, but in many people’s minds the two are related. Obviously, not every gay man is a child molester, just as every straight man isn’t an abuser of girls, but the stigma remains. Mayor West is feeling that sting now. I have to say I was amused by his response to questions about why he goes to Gay.com looking for man-love. ““I can’t tell you why I go there, to tell you the truth ... curiosity, confused, whatever, I don’t know.” No, you’re gay!
Speaking of gay, federally-supported discrimination against gay people continues! Sure the FDA has their reasons, cloaked under the guise of “public health,” but let’s be honest. Disqualifying potential sperm donors solely because of their sexual orientation is flat out discrimination, not to mention homophobic nonsense. Here’s some interesting statistics: In the United States, black Americans are only 13 percent of the population, but account for half of all new HIV infections. From 2000-2003, the rates for black females were 19 times the rates for white females. In 2004, for every four women diagnosed with HIV, nearly three were black. With that in mind, what do you think would happen if the FDA recommended that black men should be barred from sperm donation? Heads would roll.Today, I was taking the trash out to the alley and I heard this disembodied voice. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” a man was saying. A few houses down, I saw a man swaying drunkenly on his knees, holding one hand up in apology. “I’m sorry. I couldn’t reach the bathroom.” Apparently in his world, this gives him license to piss on my neighbor’s garage. Oh the strange things you see in the alley. It doesn’t help that I live less than two blocks from Colfax, the longest street in