October, 2012

The Mess of Mitt

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

I cannot fathom Romney winning the election but I think he might. I’ve never been secure in the knowledge that Obama will win a second term, even before the Republican primaries. (Refer to previous posts from the last four years.) All I know is Mitt makes me want to scream and holler, he is such a condescending bag of lies and half-truths. Snake oil drips off him so readily it is difficult not to feel greasy. And like him, his Republican cohorts running for the Senate and House don’t even care who they insult anymore or care if they tell lies or simply make stuff up. The Republican apple is rotten from the core. So if the American people vote Romney in, unless the Republicans steal this election too (what is up with Tagg Romney buying and investing in voting machines in swing states) under the useless nose of what passes for Press/Media in this country then the game is sealed, the ball is firmly planted over the goal line where it will stay for the foreseeable future as the tea parties begin in the White House.

The economy will recover no matter who is President so what we will be left with is Mitt’s Mormon beliefs informing our social programs and his appointments and nominations to the Supreme Court and Federal judgeships.

President Obama needs a second term - America needs him to have a second term. I just voted for him. I urge you to vote for him as well.

The 1st Debate

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

I don’t know what to make of the 1st Presidential debate, of Obama’s performance or Romney’s. If 90 minutes can change the poll numbers as much as they seem to have then that tells me that Obama’s numbers, when he was ahead in the polls pre-debate, were very soft and Romney’s pre-debate poll numbers were ready to explode as soon as Obama screwed up.

Read through my blog for the past 4 years and you will find criticism as well as praise for Obama. But I never doubted the fact that he wanted the Presidency and I never doubted that I wanted him to win a second term. So I have no theory about why Obama acted as he did in the 1st debate. I am not impressed by Romney because he changes his positions with the passion of the political winds. And also because he will take us back to the wanton days of George W. Bush and if that happens then the American people deserve every thing he brings down on their heads. Billionaires are being mistreated, don’t forget that. They are whining and moaning. Just listen.

Elections have consequences bigger than the candidates. It’s as simple as that.

With $$$ pouring in from corporations and the whining billionaires, rest assured that your vote for Obama will count for something, at least during the next cycle. If Romney wins all bets are off. Voter suppression, gay rights, women’s rights, middle class survival will vanish as the moneyed rule the day - the peak of the pyramid will rule the rest of the pyramid - we will fight in their wars and pay for their extravagances. Vote like a billionaire if you must then kiss your $$$ goodbye.

And welcome yourself to the new America.

R.I.P. Gloria Penner

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Gloria Penner, the voice of KPBS radio and television, has passed away at the age of 81. I will miss you, Gloria. I’ll never forget the day we ran into each other, literally, at Costco in Mission Valley, it was just a few years ago. Your cart was filled with bottles of wine and mine with cases of beer! We both laughed about having parties during the upcoming weekend. You had more energy than I did. I remember wanting to go to your party instead of my own!

Rest in peace dear lady, I heard your final show last July, hosting the Editor’s Roundtable. No one does it or did it like you. . .

Congratulations to my husband, LUKE TERPSTRA, in honor of his induction to the Veterans Wall of Honor

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


We are pleased to invite the San Diego community to join us in celebration as we gather to induct the first set of LGBT Veterans to the Benjamin F.
Dillingham and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor.

Friday, November 9, 2012
6:00pm until 7:00pm PST

This commemorative wall, unveiled in 2011, only months after the official repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, and thought to be the first of its kind, honors the courage, bravery and sacrifices of LGBT Veterans currently spanning from WWI to the present.

To celebrate the event there will be a brief program at the LGBT Center’s auditorium starting at 6 p.m.
The event will be immediately followed by a community reception from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Congratulations to and gratitude for the service and example of the following honorees, some of whom rest in peace:

Benjamin M. Fowler III, USA *
Donald P. Kambic, USA
Luke Terpstra, USA
Harvey Milk, USN *
George Haverstick, USN *
Stan Berry, USN *
Jim Woodward, USN
Robert Lynn, USN
Jeri Dilno, USAF
August Provost, USN *


San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street, San Diego, California 92103