Kansas City, opinion, cocktails, snark.

November 16, 2008

Teh ghey and friends: from today’s “Join the Impact” rally on the Plaza.


LA, Ladybird & Mo

We arrived too late for the rally and missed most of the speakers. Under the impression Mo was handling the sign-work, I delivered my sign request earlier in the week. Upon arrival I discovered a bag of markers and some posterboard, so on a park bench Leigh Anne & I did a half-assed job and produced this not-very-attractive but funny sign. Totally lifted that slogan from the internets.


LA is holding a sign someone passed her as they left. I kinda get, though it could’ve been expressed more clearly. I guess it’s the sentiment that counts.

Highlight of the day: Jolie Justus patting my on my shoulder while walking through the crowd thanking folks for coming.

Lowlight: Not much of a downside to today. Everyone was quite well-behaved. Lots of supportive honks and whatnot. The Jeebus-freaks were quiet and eventually wandered away. Some black guy hung out of his truck and shouted “Butts are for shitting, not for splitting” or some such. And after all I’ve done to ensure his right to toss the salads of our white women. Bastard.

Also, it was fucking cold. When we left we hit B&N for copies of The Advocate with the Rachel Maddow cover and then enjoyed restorative hot whiskeys, Irish Coffees & pints of Guinness at O’Dowd’s.

Here’s some folks milling about in the park:

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And, apropos of nothing, Scoots in a hat:



  1. The best piece I’ve read on the local efforts. The Liza sign is too funny. I would have attended myself, unfortunatly I was busy having a blog battle with Alonzo Washington and I’m way to lazy to leave my house on a weekend.

    Comment by midtown miscreant — November 16, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

  2. The U.S. government crossed a VERY serious line with PROP 8.

    This “proposition” threatened children’s sense of safety and belongingness in California. Children’s safety.

    Regardless of THIS particular fight, there are way too many fights on way too many fronts for us to conquer piecemeal. The Time is Now – DRAW A NEW LINE in the sand and demand from President Obama and our representatives FULL EQUALITY.

    Equality Is Simple When You Simply Include Everybody.

    What? Not detailed enough for the lawyers?

    OK, we can list repealing DOMA, repealing DADT, include transgender in the ENDA Bill, allow adoption of abandoned children, equality in immigration issues, recognize our hate crimes as such, equal family/children rights……….whew! See what I mean?

    We are EQUAL SOULS in HUMAN BODIES. Could we please STOP discriminating due to the genitalia attached? Plumbing will determine each civil right?! Any separation from the pack is ultimately due to gender (and/or gender roles & stereotyping), and that is SEXISM. I cannot marry Bob because I am the “wrong” gender; if I were a woman I could marry Bob. SEXISM.

    And I cannot stress ENOUGH how my own suffering from Marriage Inequality is NOT the reason for wanting or needing equality. I am not something to focus on. But my story, and the stories of countless other Americans desperately need to be addressed in this civil rights struggle. Marriage laws were put in place many years ago in order to PROTECT individuals and their FAMILIES; if they were NOT necessary they would not exist (for heterosexuals). When these laws are NOT in place for ALL OF US, horrible, horrible suffering occurs. My WEBSITE has many examples.

    So Americans want to continue denying us what they have already deemed as essential. And many people want us to WAIT…2….5……10…….20……..30 YEARS, depending on the “civil right”, for what WAS and IS our birthright.

    I personally have a HUGE problem with that. I cannot wait. I will not wait.

    Will you join me on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, and help me inform the government that WE are eager to be included in the federal tax base as soon as THEY include us in society’s laws? My 5-year-old students could understand this concept:


    As Americans can’t we agree that there are MANY other important issues to address (like the Economy, Education, Health Care, Poverty & Homelessness, Iraq/Afghanistan…all of these are related), and solving THOSE problems is more urgent than having “Equality Issues” TIE UP THE COURTS for another 30+ years? We will NOT go away.

    You keep procreating; we keep popping out. Sorry.

    Our representatives have spent years inventing 4-letter words (DOMA, DADT) to restrict us, deny us, demoralize us, and harm our beloved families and children. Enough is enough.


    The National Equality Tax Protest
    – Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 –

    Comment by johnbisceglia — November 16, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

  3. QUOTE: Some black guy hung out of his truck and shouted “Butts are for shitting, not for splitting” or some such.

    It didn’t bother me much, but Sir Mix-a-Lot is PISSED.

    Comment by Mo — November 19, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

  4. I usually do not create a comment, but I browsed a few of the remarks on Teh ghey and friends:
    from todays Join the Impact rally on the
    Plaza. Kansas City, opinion, cocktails, snark.. I actually do have 2 questions for you if it’s allright. Could it be just me or does it look as if like some of these responses look like they are written by brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are posting on additional online social sites, I would like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Would you list of every one of all your public sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    Comment by it education — December 8, 2012 @ 1:40 am

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